->''"Zhe healing is not as rewarding as zhe hurting."''
--> -- '''The Medic''', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''

You should never trust anyone with "[[BadPowersBadPeople Bad Powers]]"; more often than not they're villains, and ''at best'' will be [[DarkIsNotEvil dark but not evil.]] Instead, you should [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter completely trust]] that lovely person dressed [[ManInWhite all i]][[WomanInWhite n white]] with the happy Light based powers, like granting life to the fallen and [[HolyHandGrenade raining down beams of judgement from the heavens]]... [[LightIsNotGood which they're using to raise an army of undead]]. Wait.

Believe it or not, good powers do not necessarily make you a good person. Whether it's the EmpathicHealer, BarrierWarrior, someone with powers fueled by [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/11/27/8-bit-chronicles-3-of-3/ love]], light, or other traditionally positive ElementalPowers, it's ultimately personality and choice that determine whether the character is good or evil. And boy, have they ''ever'' chosen to be evil. In many ways this makes them worse than villains with "bad" powers; whereas the evil applications of say, a death touch or the ability to summon demons are obvious, someone with "good" powers has had to sit down and carefully think of ways to use their naturally beneficial powers to harmful ends.

Maybe they ask for money in exchange for healing, or outright extort villagers for payment in order to "solve their problem". Beyond this merely mercenary outlook, a Bad Person with Good Powers might use their powers for outright evil or to aid evildoers, or find a way of twisting their previously squeaky clean power (say, PsychicSurgery) into a {{squick}}y mean torture. Lastly, any KnightTemplar with "Holy" powers might be [[BlueAndOrangeMorality so dogmatic in their belief]] that they twist their holy mandate into things like [[FinalSolution ethnic cleansing]] of "AlwaysChaoticEvil" races.

This can be considered a form of WhatTheHellHero (well, [[FaceHeelTurn villain]]), with the [[AmbitionIsEvil evil of using powers to make money]] [[DependingOnTheWriter varying by writer]]. To put it another way, it's like a personified version of a CrapsaccharineWorld, as the initial vision of someone whose powers seem well-meaning belie more heinous intent.

The opposite of BadPowersGoodPeople.

Compare YinYangBomb, CutLexLuthorACheck, LightIsNotGood, PowerPerversionPotential. Contrast NoCureForEvil. See also LethalHarmlessPowers.

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* [[EvilutionaryBiologist The]] [[MadScientist Doctor]] of ''Manga/BlackCat''. He can heal people of injuries, even going so far as to reattach severed limbs. What does he do with this power? Serves as [[BigBad Creed]] [[NietzscheWannabe Diskenth's]] [[TheMedic primary healer]] and resident EvilGenius, going so far as to actually outdo his master in the scope of [[LackOfEmpathy his depravity]].
* Fran madaraki from ''FrankenFran'' is an ObliviouslyEvil version of this. She has implausible skills as a surgeon and considers saving lives her first priority. Unfortunately for her patients, she has no idea on what [[AndIMustScream acceptable quality of life means]]. Her sister Veronica [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out on this]] in chapter 14.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Father can heal people and repair things, but he views people as being so lower than him that he doesn't care about mankind and is in fact willing to murder millions of people to achieve his goal. Bonus points for [[LightIsNotGood white clothes and appearing surrounded in light in the second anime]].
** There's also the Gold-Toothed Alchemist who knows medical alchemy, but is a MadDoctor who loyally serves Father because it gives him a chance to do terrible things ForScience.
** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], [[spoiler:Dante]] is an expert on medicinal herbs and constructive alchemy and taught Izumi. [[spoiler:Who [[BodySurf hijacks bodies]] and would likely have taken Izumi's had she not left first.]]
* Played with and originally played straight in ''Manga/InuYasha''. [[AloofBigBrother Sesshomaru]] gets Tenseiga, a sword that can heal instead of kill like Tessaiga does, to his dismay, playing this trope straight at first. But after he starts actually using his sword he gradually undergoes a HeelFaceTurn.
* Yakushi Kabuto in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a medic; he is also the DragonAscendant to the first major big bad, "biologist" Orochimaru, and one of his specialties is using "healing" powers to kill. Both of them use a skill that at its peak could be [[spoiler: (and ''is'', when Kabuto uses it)]] a ZombieApocalypse. The Rinnegan is able to ([[ComboPlatterPowers among MANY other things]]) resurrect people without any real drawbacks, but the wielder of the Rinnegan is the BigBad of an arc [[spoiler: and loses it to TheManBehindTheMan for the series.]]
* Lance of the Elite Four in ''PokemonSpecial''. He has the power to understand the hearts of Pokemon, to heal them by laying his hands on them, and he's plotting the complete genocide of all humans on Earth.
* Rezo of ''{{Slayers}}'' studied up on healing magic and got himself a wonderful reputation in the search for a cure for his blindness before JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.
* ''Spunky Knight'' has [[SquishyWizard Delfas,]] who theorhetically could be the ultimate doctor due to his HealingHands and mad scientist-level of technology in an RPG-like world, [[EvilutionaryBiologist however, he uses such abilities to craft the ultimate sex slaves right down to being able to speed up a pregnant woman's gestation period with the intention of her giving birth on the auction block.]] To date, Phaia was the only one to survive the process.
* While he normally just uses his power for pure destruction, Majin Buu of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is shown at several points to be just as adept at healing as he is at killing. He even manages to give sight to a boy who is implied to have been blind from birth.
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* Beyond the ubiquitous telepathy, individuals with a magical talent are rare in ''ElfQuest'', but the most well-known sort among all tribes are healers. The series' BigBad, Winnowill, is the most powerful healer alive; while most with this talent only know one way to apply it (lay on hands, subject gets better), Winnowill takes great pleasure in using her powers to twist and deform organisms, subjecting them to unimaginable tortures.
* ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' has a single-arc villain called Scarlet Rose, who has the power to make roses grow. She mostly uses it to horribly kill people by making roses grow inside their bodies.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'', a young man named Humbert T. Jones became known as the Miracle Boy who could heal anything with just a touch. As you would imagine, he became a worshipper of a Eldritch Abomination and caused the Frog men to come into being.
* Dr Light (AKA Arthur Light), a villain from the DCUniverse, is a guy using a suit that grants him light-based powers. Turns out he also is a rapist and a villain so vicious that the Justice League ended up blocking his personnality so he wouldn't be dangerous anymore. Ironically, DC also has a female superhero named Dr Light as well, who is pretty much a good guy and has fought her evil namesake on occasions.
* Similarly to Dr Light, the Living Laser from the MarvelUniverse is a guy with the power, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to turn into a being made of pure light]]. And he is pretty much a bad guy, one of IronMan's enemies to be precise.
* Elixir, a healer on the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, wavers between good and bad. A lot of his problems are caused by tragedies in his life, though, and getting drafted into XForce was {{Wolverine}}'s attempt to help.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* Played with in ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi''. The titular hero is a genuinely good, kind heroine, who, through no fault of her own, ends up a designated villain. However, despite having plenty of 'evil' powers, she generally uses them for good. Necromancy- normally used to preserve and maintain zombies -is used to heal injuries, for example. Mukrezar, however, appears to be a straight example: a generally goofy, upbeat, and charismatic individual. And an elf with substantial magical power. He nevertheless remains one of the most monstrous characters.
* The BigBad in ''Fanfic/TheManWithNoName'' turns out to be [[spoiler:an alien of a species known as [[EmpathicHealer empaths and healers]]]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* The "Stitcher" in ''{{Push}}''. An icy aristocratic Englishwoman with the power to heal. She seemed to enjoy the pain the healing process caused, and [[spoiler: when paid to, had no problem undoing the healing on Nick (they can reverse their repair by touch) and trying to kill him.]]
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Darth Plagueis was supposedly able to "keep those he loved from dying". The fact that he still ''had'' people he loved after becoming a Sith Lord [[TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget was unusual in and of itself]], although an alternative is that Palpatine was lying in order to ensnare Anakin.
** This may be a bit of a subversion. To the viewers, this is a good power. To the Jedi, not so much. The Jedi belief in accepting death, avoiding love, and not getting too attached to any individual. Being able to bring loved ones back from death is something that goes against everything the Jedi aspire to.
** It's in the Expanded Universe book ''Literature/DarthPlagueis'' that who those he kept alive were: [[spoiler:His test subjects.]]
* The killer in ''Film/MidnightMovie'' is an empathy who uses his power to track his fleeing and hiding victims.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Robert Jordan's ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Semirhage (one of the female Forsaken) was a master healer, but got off on torturing people with it. Another evil healer in the series has a signature habit of using her talents to stop hearts and boil blood. Likewise, Graendal (another female Forsaken) is so good at MindControl because she was a psychotherapist (though unlike Semi, she used to be a nice, if annoyingly ascetic, person).
** Perverted talent is rather a big thing among the Forsaken. Mesaana started out as an excellent teacher until she went bad (after being refused some kind of prestigious research appointment), at which point she used her talents to instruct children in acts that make the most fanatic of the Hitler Youth look like amateurs. Ishamael had an unrivalled knowledge of philosophy as it applied to the battle between Light and Dark, and used it extensively after joining the latter. While the ability to access the World of Dreams is used extensively by the Aiel Wise Ones for positive ends, the Forsaken Lanfear and Moghedien prefer to stalk people, give them nightmares, and possibly enslave people's minds... and Ishamael may or may not have used it to destroy some poor sap's soul.
* In Christopher Paolini's ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', the main character's mother is described as having once killed a dozen highly trained soldiers; her only weapon was knowledge of a healing spell. How did she do this? Well, she "healed" the assailants of everything that drove them to kill... and then slit their throats with their own daggers. This works because the LanguageOfMagic runs on ExactWords.
* In Creator/ChinaMieville's ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'' and [[Literature/TheScar other]] [[Literature/IronCouncil novels]] in [[Literature/BasLagCycle that universe]], there are professional magic users, thaumaturges, some of whom have impressive healing powers as well as the ability to perform transplants/surgery without risk of harming a patient. Unfortunately, this is a CrapsackWorld, and many thaumaturges with such powers are vile sadists. Instead of using their powers to heal, they play a role in the legal system, Remaking criminals as punishment for their crimes (i.e. painfully turning them into [[BodyHorror horribly disfigured biological or technological mash-ups]]).
* Used in ''Literature/BonesOfFaerie''. Liza must learn that the magic of the faerie is not evil in its nature, but how it is used.
* Done in great depth in Literature/TheDresdenFiles. However, its inverse is subverted: using powers for evil means you believe that's justified ''and'' it makes you believe even more that it's justified. That feedback reaction is why Warlocks are almost invariably killed, because having started down the wrong path, its incredibly hard to come back. There are only two known examples; an enigmatic Necromancer who used her powers to save people, and [[spoiler: the Blackstaff, the White Council's super secret break-the-laws-of-magic enforcer]].
** But as Harry keeps agonizing over, even mostly-good people can use good powers for evil, and start down that slippery slope.
* Additive and Subtractive magic aren't inherently good or evil in the SwordOfTruth, but because nobody was being born with Subtractive magic, the only people who have it were ones who had made deals with the Keeper, and ''they'' are evil.
* In Creator/HBeamPiper's Paratime universe, narco-hypnosis can be used by those who are trained in it, like Dalla Hadron, for things like retrieving lost memories or easing grief over a loved one. It can ''also'' be used by agents for intertemporal criminal gangs to program assassins.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Linderman from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has the power to heal, but his goal is to blow up New York. He usually uses his power to manipulate or control people by giving, withholding or revoking healing.
* Gideon from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' is a healer and a well respected Elder. Unfortunately, he turned evil and tried to kill Wyatt and managed to kill Chris. He didn't so much turn evil as become a WellIntentionedExtremist--Wyatt ''was'' set to become the EvilOverlord of Earth in the future, after all.
* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Deanna Troi meets a man who is a [[HalfHumanHybrid quarter Betazoid]], which makes him empathic like her (Troi is half Betazoid), and he uses that to win in political and economic negotiations. Troi calls him out on it, but he fires back that he's just using his natural abilities, that in his case all he's dealing with are property transactions, and that it is ''Troi'' who has an ethical problem because she uses her abilities to help her ship defeat enemy vessels and ''kill people''.
* ''Series/LostGirl'' features a Dark Fae who's a Landwight. They are nature spirits who take over a plot of land, and anyone who eats the food that grows there will gain incredible good luck. Being a Dark Fae, though, means that this Landwight has no compunctions about using humans as plant food.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This is one of many potential elements of {{Exalted}}. There's absolutely nothing preventing a person from becoming exactly this, and in fact, there are mechanics that make it a likely conclusion for most, as exalts fall prey to power and hubris.
** Or starting that way. Even Solar Exaltation has as its only requirements that the human in question be (usually) physically fit to wield power, inclined to ''use'' the full power granted by Exaltation, and not want the complete destruction of Creation. You don't have to be at all good - just usable.
* One of the possible weapon enchantments in DungeonsAndDragons is "merciful", which causes a weapon to deal a little more damage, but all of it nonlethal. Some sourcebooks recommend merciful weapons as torture devices, since they still hurt but don't leave scars or cause lasting harm. And the enchantment requires the Cure Light Wounds spell.
** And if the party hasn't got a cleric, expect healers to charge for their help or ask favors. DeathIsCheap, but Raise Dead is an expensive spell. Sometimes good clerics will do this "at cost."
** Belial, the father of the lady of the fourth hell (Fierna), was originally known as Belial the Merciful and appeared to use his healing powers for good. What he was actually doing, and still does do, is torturing and raping people then healing them and repeating the process until he had cracked their minds and made them his willing slaves.
** One of {{Ravenloft}}'s Darklords, Sodo, had this as a side effect of his Dark Powers' Provided Curse: take a guy (or doppelganger, in this case) who loves murdering via strangulation with his own hands, then make his touch not only healing, but also one of the few minimum-risk means to resurrect someone. (The victims usually come to thinking they woke up from a nightmare)
** With some work, a healer can be built that creates a pool of the elemental plane of positive energy on the material world that not only heals someone past full but eventually causes them to explode from life energy.
* In MagicTheGathering a major BigBad, Yawgmoth of Phyrexia, was once one of the greatest healers in existence.
** In the prequel tie-in book that his origin is covered in, we find that he was actually a great ''surgeon'', not someone using healing magic, and the distinction is made clear from very early on. That being said, surgery is still (usually) considered a healing art.
** He was also a con-man, prone to introducing plagues specifically so he could heal them, and prone to fishing for sympathy based on the fact that surgeons were persecuted as scapegoats for a recent war. If he was a typical surgeon, they probably '''were''' responsible for starting the war.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Aekold Helbrass his special ability is the breath of life, and has the ability to heal himself and others around him. The catch is he's a champion of Tzeentch, who kills people with devotion and glee.
* ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' has [[StupidJetpackHitler Thulian Revanchists]], who have access to the [[{{Ubermensch}} improving]] and healing Axiom of Exelixi. NoCureForEvil '''Does not apply'''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Redcloak semi-[[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at the bottom of [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0433.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip. "Healing? No, they're going so they can zombify our dead. We're the bad guys, remember?" The moment where the 'good' powers of a cleric are used, however, are seen later when the clerics turn out to be entirely competent healers.
** Like all clerics, Redcloak has the ability to heal people (though evil clerics can do so less readily than good ones). In one strip he mentions that he will have to heal his captive O-Chul...so that he can survive his daily session of torture.
** Miko Miyazaki, a [[LawfulGood Paladin]] from the same series, is overzealous, prejudiced, and dangerously violent when given even a suspicion of wrongdoing.
** Rich Burlew describes a group of people in ''StartOfDarkness'' as "good people who do bad things". He is likely referring to the Paladins' attempted genocide of the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil goblin]] people, as well as Redcloak (who ends up becoming much more malevolent by the end of the comic) and his band of goblins.
* Kore from ''{{Goblins}}'' is a paladin, which is supposed to be a paragon of Lawful Good behaviour. And yet he routinely exterminates anyone from a "monstrous" race he comes across whether or not they are harming anyone or even if they themselves are innocent. He even puts down people who have associated with monstrous races to prevent them from developing sympathies with them. WordOfGod has stated repeatedly that Kore is a paladin, and there's a reason he still has his powers.
** He uses Lay On Hands to heal Chief - in order to torture him, so Chief's screams draw the other goblins out of hiding. That said, his magical aura is a little... unusual.
* ''PennyArcade'' [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/05/25/mercurial shows how it's done]].
* TrueMagic has the Priests of Lucideus, the Light Bringer. They stole the his power and began a reign of terror over the land. And set people on fire.
* The Bitka Spirit Father from ''DominicDeegan'' - the most powerful wielder of the Akta, a force for life and healing, among the orcs of Maltak. He's also a fanatical xenophobe.
* [[TheDragon Her Imperious Condescension]] from ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' has the ability to extend life. [[AxeCrazy She]] [[TheCaligula is]] [[EvilOverlord also]]... [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen well, herself]].
** In that vein, the attributes given to players don't always correlate very well to what they do with those powers once they have them, and can in fact be subverted depending on the player's class. Vriska is a sometimes sadistically cruel hero of light (although the term appears to be synonymous with luck in-universe), and her light-aspect dancestor Aranea goes from being basically good-hearted and harmless to being a WellIntentionedExtremist. Of course, those pale in comparison to Eridan, whose class as a prince combined with his use of the hope aspect mean that he uses bright-and-shiny powers to ''destroy'' hope.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Cheesecake, a member of the Vandolls from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', uses the PowerOfLove to burn out the brains of men, and then follows this trick up by feeding on their souls.
* Literature/{{Worm}} uses this along with all the various related tropes to drive home its divorce between powers and the person's moral nature. Probably best seen in [[EnfantTerrible Bonesaw]] of the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Slaughterhouse Nine]] who is young, cute and has implausible science powers in seemingly any biological field. She can perform impossible surgeries and even bring the dead back to life if their body is intact, unfortunately she has no apparent sense of morality and her idea of fun and interesting is...[[AndIMustScream ba]][[BodyHorror d]]. Very bad.
** Panacea is terrified that she is doomed to become this despite -or perhaps because of the psychological strain of- her massive healing powers.
* Cytherea, at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the WhateleyUniverse. As the avatar (or reincarnation or something) of Aphrodite, she has the powers of the goddess of love. Which she uses to manipulate men, get herself out of trouble when she gets caught doing bad things, avoid work, cheat in her classes, etc.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' : One episode sees baby piglets ([[TastesLikeDiabetes in cute costumes, no less]]) using magic wands that fire glitter and rainbows. They happen to be very, very, evil.
* Similarly to his comic counterpart, Dr. Light in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series was a villain who while not a rapist, still had no problems abducting a super-powered teenager in one episode to [[PoweredByAForsakenChild exploit her as a power source for one of his machines]]. As to add to the irony, he also suffered a traumatizing experience when he was victim of MindRape... by Raven, who is a [[DarkIsNotEvil Half-Demon]] with a case of BadPowersGoodPeople.
* The Star Sapphire Corps in ''GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' started out as a group of beautiful women dressed in pink who use the PowerOfLove. Except their conception of "Love" is to [[{{Yandere}} imprison their true loves in giant crystals so they won't get hurt by the outside]], and put a MercyKill on people whose true loves are already dead. Fortunately, they get better.
* Zig-zagged with Michael Morningstar in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''. In his first appearance, he uses light-based powers characterized by a gold colour. He turned out to be a villain, but he actually gets his energy by draining energy from schoolgirls, turning them into zombies in the process. After the girls turned against him and devoured most of his energy, he is left with dark energy-based powers. He does get back the golden version whenever he drain enough energy from something, though.
** [[MeaningfulName That surname]] should've been a [[{{Satan}} tipoff.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'': [[spoiler: Unalaq and his spiritual waterbending]].
** Airbending is the least offensive and most spiritual of all the elemental abilities. Most airbenders are naturally pacifists. Season 3 gives us [[spoiler: Zaheer]] who shows us what airbending can do in the hands of a determined villain.
* Master Brightmore in ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaijudo}}: Rise of the Duel Masters'', while not evil, is [[JerkAss the least sympathetic of the Duel Masters]], despite being the Master specialized in Light Civilisation Creatures. [[spoiler:He turns evil at the end of season 1.]]
* Dark-mirroring Shining Armor and Twilight Sparkle from MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, The Great and Powerful Trixie is briefly able to use Barrier Magic to temporarily banish Twilight Sparkle, thanks to the power of the Alicorn Amulet.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''{{Killer 7}}'' plays with this trope, as the two main supernatural antagonists are both basically "Gods". However, Kun Lan, armed with the "good" power of life, uses it to create heaven smiles, hideous monsters used as living bombs, while Harman Smith, armed with the "evil" power of death, uses this to empower his assassins to destroy manifestations of evil in the world (said heaven smiles).
** The ending implies that the two sometimes switch which of them is "good" and "evil", which leads to [[BadPowersBadPeople the other tropes.]]
* Tech User, Techmaster and Dark Witch enemies from PhantasyStar IV are known to heal their allies in battle.
* In ''FireEmblem: Blazing Sword'' one of the bosses you face is a light magic user by the name of Kenneth an ex-bishop who denies the existence of all gods.
** The "evil bishop" character archetype has been in use for a while. In ''Path of Radiance,'' Oliver uses light magic exclusively and is probably one of the most repulsive villains in the game.
*** Villainous priests and bishops in the Fire Emblem games tend to be "skewed" iterations of the classic healer, switching out normal light magic for variations that steal HP, or poison. They also use Berserk or Sleep staves rather than healing ones.
*** It's worth noting that Oliver undergoes a..bit of a HeelFaceTurn in ''Radiant Dawn'', wherein he joins Ike and instead ''defends'' the Herons. Essentially, he's a JokeCharacter, really, and this doesn't [[KarmaHoudini exactly excuse him from the stuff he did]]. Meanwhile, the other Begnion senators fit this trope a lot better, especially Lekain. The only exception is Hetzel, who thinks the Begnion senators passed the MoralEventHorizon but was [[DirtyCoward too afraid]] to step up and fight against them.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', Riev is clearly this trope. Despite that he obviously ''looks'' evil, has been excommunicated from his country for practicing demon worship, is TheDragon to the BigBad, yet when you fight him both times (one of which is actually optional), he uses Aura, a high level light magic tome.
* Marisa Kirisame, one of the two main characters in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', is a [[KleptomaniacHero Kleptomaniac]] who fires {{Kamehamehadoken}}s powered by love. [[note]]Of course, she's still better than the [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater other guy who uses love-powered attacks...]][[/note]]
-->Concentrate your mind
-->Mutter the spell to [[PowerSource Mini-Hakkero]] tenderly
-->Aim at someone you don't like
-->Now unleash your annihilation of love!
-->-[[WordOfGod ZUN]]
** It's hinted that her counterpart, [[{{Miko}} Reimu Hakurei]], isn't much better, as she threatens to use her holy powers as a shrine maiden to burglarize both the village of Mayohiga and Satori Komeiji's house in Perfect Cherry Blossom and Subterranean Animism, respectively.
** Those two are reasonably decent people. A better example would be Yuuka, the flower youkai, who is, depending on the game, anywhere from extraordinarily creepy to an outright OmnicidalManiac.
*** Yuuka's also something of a subversion of the SuperpowerLottery. In a world with people with elemental control, mind reading, ability to kill humans instantly...Yuuka Kazami, with the power to manipulate flowers, is often mentioned as the most powerful being around. This is ''not'' an example of HeartIsAnAwesomePower; her ability to manipulate flowers is exactly as simple as it sounds. The power that makes her so dangerous is her sheer brute strength in it, a result of being one of the most ancient beings in the setting.
** Sanae's SheWhoFightsMonsters tendencies are a distinct contrast with her power to cause miracles.
* The Scarlet Crusade/Onslaught in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' 'verse are also fond of healing their torture victims to prepare them for the next session.
** Sir Zeliek of the [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse four horsemen of Naxxramas]] is also an example - sort of. It's really more good powers, good-person-controlled-by-bad-person. So by extension, it's Zeliek's good powers being used by a bad person (the Lich King).
** Arguably, any healer in an evil organization (unless they use shadow based heals such as Dark Mending, like most undead healers tend to do) is one of these. While there tend not to be a lot of true evil paladins around (though some pseudo-paladin knockoffs do exist) except in the aforementioned Scarlet Crusade, evil priests, shamans, and druids with holy or natural based healing power are present for most evil races and factions.
** Note that the VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} universe uses both the LowestCosmicDenominator and AllMythsAreTrue systems, so it's especially true that LightIsNotGood. The Church of the Holy Light is almost Buddhist in its lack of belief in a personal god; the holy powers of priests and paladins is channeled via meditation and inner peace rather than the involvement of {{God}}. Anyone can use the Light's power, even really horrible people like {{Knight Templar}}s who are [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope long past the slippery slope of morality]] or having holy priests among the [[TokenEvilTeammate Forsaken Undead]], as long as they have the necessary training and sincere belief.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' lets you cast Heal on your torture victims. Nothing breaks a do-gooder's spirit better than the knowledge he can't just bear the torture until he dies from it.
** You can also bless them with resistance to damage and increased speed... both of which are likewise not blessings in that situation.
* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Exdeath]] is the BarrierWarrior of ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''. He's also the villain of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV the game he originates from]], using his barriers here to [[GameBreaker block almost any attack]] and subsequently counter with his own attacks, which would otherwise be ''exceedingly'' slow to execute. He's quite firmly NeutralEvil, what with his desire to send everything to '''[[MemeticMutation THE VOID]]'''.
* BreathOfFire Dragon Quarter plays with this. [[spoiler:The final ScriptedBattle is against Chetyre, the dragon trying to keep people from leaving their underground society. If enough turns go by, he uses Kaiser Breath against you, a power that was the hero's signature attack in the second, third, and fourth games.]]
* TheMedic from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' can heal his teammates, make them invincible and cure them of most ailments. He only really does this to pay the bills, but it still rewards his sheer bloodlust and his desire to kill everyone through the violence his patients cause. The manual even states that the healing effect of his device is actually an unexpected and unintended side effect of whatever the hell that thing was ''supposed'' to do to people.
* Genlock Emissaries from ''Franchise/DragonAge'' have three Creation-school healing spells in addition to their stock of BlackMagic.
* In ''GuildWars'', we have General Bayel. He is very ObviouslyEvil, of course, especially given his [[AllThereInTheManual backstory]], but when you see him in cutscenes, you'll notice he's got caster weapons. When you fight him, he actually is a ''monk''. A smite monk, but a monk nonetheless.
** There are also a lot of enemy monks as well, such as margonites, demons, Mursaat, and White Mantle.
* The Four Seraphim, and the angels in general, in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
** Subverted with the Doctor in Flanoir who demands to be paid in full and in advance before he'll help Altessa. When Lloyd calls him on this, he calmly points out that being a doctor is his job and it's how he makes his living.
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' has an example of this: [[spoiler:Bernkastel, aka the Witch of Miracles, who can make [[RealityWarper ''anything'' happen as long as the possibility of the event occuring is greater than 0]]. She starts out seeming to be good, or at least neutral. Then she reveals her TrueColors, and reminds the audience that she never said that her miracles had to be good or bad. Guess which ones she favors?]]
* Kirei Kotomine in VisualNovel/FateStayNight is the BigBad of two routes and mostly responsible for the third. He's in it ForTheEvulz, throws swords around, kicks puppies, tries to use the TokenMiniMoe to destroy the world and is a member of both the Church and the Magi's association, which is apparently a supreme heresy for both organizations or something. Oh, and the only magic he has any talent for whatsoever is healing wounds, as well as possessing the ability to exorcise unnatural entities. He's very good at healing people. In fact, he saves Sakura's life in Heavens Feel [[spoiler:because he knows she's essentially 'pregnant' with the devil and that if he saves her, Shirou will probably protect her and then she will unleash Angra Mainyu on the world and destroy it.]]
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* A [[http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/superman/2013/05/superman_if_human_enhancement_gives_us_superpowers_will_we_use_them_for.html psychological experiment]] seems to [[AvertedTrope contradict]] this assumption - implying something far more [[RousseauWasRight optimistic]] about human nature.
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