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->'''Sarda:''' You are ''all'' evil monsters who need to die for the good of ''everybody'' else.\\
'''Black Mage:''' Wait, even ''Fighter?''\\
'''Sarda:''' ''Except'' Fighter.\\
'''Fighter:''' Yay!\\
'''Sarda:''' He's a casualty.\\
'''Black Mage:''' (''as Fighter pouts'') Yay!
-->-- ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''

A TokenEvilTeammate is someone in the team whose lesser principles stick out like a sore thumb. A Token Good Teammate is someone whose greater principles do the same. A typical example might be a JustifiedCriminal forced to [[GoingNative go native]] among real criminals, perhaps because of deliberate persecution or simple error by TheGovernment.

Despite his high moral standards, he need not be TheHeart for the party, as he may not be interfering with their questionable activities. He can remind the others (or ''teach them'' for the first time) that there is more at stake than money, power or [[{{revenge}} personal vendettas]]. Alternately, he may be someone who simply holds himself aloof from the "debauchery" of other party members. In extreme examples, he may become TheScrappy InUniverse as he tries to foist his ideas on others, becoming a terribly annoying CommanderContrarian.

He will likely have struggles between loyalty to the TrueCompanions and his conscience, creating inner conflict and conflict with his teammates, but sometimes a Token Good Teammate can also inspire the team to rise above themselves by the idealism they show.

If both he and the Token Evil Teammate are in the same party (and you ''know'' authors won't want to miss the chance) there will be at least one huge display of verbal fireworks per episode, lots of almost (and actual) {{Lets You And Him Fight}}s, and perhaps an eventual VitriolicBestBuds.

Alternatively, a Token Good Teammate can be found amongst a group of dastardly villains, in order for the show to make sure that the antagonist side does not go too black in terms of morality. Perhaps this character [[NobleDemon shows restraint in doing atrocious evil]], or [[ForcedIntoEvil is forced against his own will to be a bad guy]] (due to a hostage or some other leverage held by the bad guys, for example), or [[NotInThisForYourRevolution has other goals that are noble, but require him/her to be on the bad guys' side]], or [[MyMasterRightOrWrong is merely just following orders from the higher ups]] [[MyCountryRightOrWrong that he/she has sworn loyalty to]] ([[HonorBeforeReason high honor standards can cause such]]). This character has a high chance to become a sympathetic AntiVillain that the audience can root for, or perhaps even [[HeelFaceTurn call it quits and jump ship to the good guys]]. He may also be the TeamFace by virtue of not being an asshole. The other members will trust him more than each other and have him talk to the {{muggles}} when needed. In more cynical works, expect the Token Good Teammate to be [[YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness killed off]] by the BigBad to show how ruthless they are.

Compare TokenWholesome and HeroAntagonist. Related to the FishOutOfWater, the OnlySaneMan, and TheHeart. See also AllLovingHero. For possible variations on the 'good guy amongst irredeemable villains', you could try the SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Wave, and to a lesser extent Run from ''Manga/AkameGaKiru''. Wave especially could write the book on this.
* Rock to the ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' Company. [[WideEyedIdealist Rotton the Wizard]] to [[DragonLady Shenhua]] and [[TheButcher Sawyer]].
* ''Franchise/CodeGeass:'' Euphie and Suzaku are this for Britannia in season one; in season two, it's [[spoiler: Nunnally.]]
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Dororo is less interested in taking over Earth and more interested in [[GreenAesop protecting its environment]]. Far more obvious in the manga, and [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] several times.
* Seras Victoria, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire, is the only character on ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' with a fully functional moral compass.
** ''Anderson'' plays this role for the Vatican side- he may love fighting monsters, including [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Seras]], but he does stick to his sense of right and wrong even as his faction reaches new lows--[[spoiler:culminating in his destruction of Maxwell's anti-zombie shelter when he realizes the latter has gone around the bend.]]
** Also, The Captain is this for Millennium.
* Coyote Starrk and Tier Harribel of the Espada in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' could count. While for the most part, the Espada's members are arrogant, violent, and thoroughly evil followers of [[BigBad Aizen]], Starrk and Harribel are both {{Martial Pacifist}}s that don't like fighting but believe in TrueCompanions and ThePowerOfFriendship.
** Coyote Starrk ends up being a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] as his fight with Shunsui Kyoraku shows that even though he was a noble person, he was still fighting on the wrong side. Nevertheless, Shunsui makes a point to say that [[BlackAndGrayMorality he's not in the right for fighting Starrk either]].
** Also, Riruka Dokugamine, the only one in Xcution who doesn't want [[spoiler:Ichigo's powers]] and tries to reject it. It helps that she actually ''befriended'' Ichigo and Orihime genuinely.
* Dieci of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers Cyborgs]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', who was the only one amongst them who questioned the rightness of their terrorist actions. Resident SmugSnake Quattro, naturally, looks down at her and sees her conscience and empathy for others as a weakness.
* Kurama in an early arc of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Not surprisingly, he does a HeelFaceTurn, but unexpectedly, so does [[DefeatMeansFriendship Hiei]] (who then becomes the Token Evil Teammate for the good guys.)
** As the show and its characters become [[GreyAndGreyMorality more morally ambiguous]], Kuwabara becomes this for the main four.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Rem on Team Kira is about as nice and morally pure as [[BlackAndGreyMorality anyone on that side gets]].
** The same could be said about Soichiro Yagami.
* Sixinglong/Nouva Shenron in the last arc of ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. He's a MartialPacifist NobleDemon who believes in Honorable Duels, and goes as far as to put off his fight with Goku when he's [[WorfHadTheFlu temporarily blinded.]] Justified because he came from the only selfish wish made by the Dragon Balls in the series, giving King Piccolo his youth back.
* Mikiya Kokutou from ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' is a really decent guy and a devout Zen Buddhist. The people he hangs around with are... neutral at best. He comments on how he'll just have to share the karma of Shiki's sins to be with her. Miraculously, he does this without sounding like a jackass.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', we have Hachi, who was the least cruel out of Arlong's pirates. [[spoiler: He would in fact become an ally to the Straw Hats later.]]
** Though later chapters would show more good (or at least not corrupt, an arrogant {{Jerkass}} or a fanatical KnightTemplar) Marines, Smoker and his partner Tashigi are the very first named Marines to be depicted as such in almost 100 chapters.
** Jinbe of the Warlords, being the only one that isn't cruel, [[AxCrazy out of his mind]], [[JerkAss a prick]], or [[TrueNeutral not caring]] about anyone.
** While not exactly a "team" in a traditional sense, for the Four Emperors is Shanks [[spoiler:ever since Whitebeard's death.]]
** The Neferti family turns out to be this among the [[AristocratsAreEvil Celestial Dragons]] as they were the only family to not [[AGodAmI proclaim themselves to be gods]] after founding the World Government.
* [[EmotionlessGirl Maria]] of ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'''s [[OpposingSportsTeam Hakushuu Dinosaurs]] is this to [[ManipulativeBastard Marco]], [[TheJuggernaut Gaou]], [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Kisaragi]], and [[DirtyCoward Tengu]]. She actually tries to slip information to other teams in the interests of preventing casualties. Unfortunately for her, Marco's drive to win ([[LoveMakesYouEvil in order to impress her, might we add]]) outweighs anything she might try to do.
** NiceGuy Panther of the Pentagram, where he plays alongside showboat Bud Walker, DumbMuscle Tatanka, JerkJock Clifford, and the thoroughly monstrous [[TheJuggernaut Mr. Don]].
* Jugo from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' qualifies as this [[JekyllAndHyde most of the time.]] While his SuperpoweredEvilSide has allegedly caused a massive amount of destruction in the past, Jugo's dominant personality is a calm, level-headed and non-violent man who [[IJustWantToBeNormal would rather not have the incredible superpowers that drive him insane from time to time.]] He acts as the Token Good Teammate given that his friends are: Suigetsu, a BloodKnight SerialKiller; Karin, a {{Yandere}} HotScientist and willing former servant of Orochimaru, and [[RivalTurnedEvil Sasuke]].
** Tobi seemed like this at first - a complete {{Cloudcuckoolander}} even next to DarkChick Deidara, he was at least as interested in having dango with his partner as being evil. Then the entire thing turned out to be an act.
-->'''Kisame:''' Don't get me wrong, I liked Tobi. He managed to lighten the mood of this rather gloomy organization.
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', [[spoiler: Sasaki]] turns out to be the only decent person in the [[EvilCounterpart Anti-SOS Brigade]]. [[spoiler: She even joins up with Kyon to stop her nominal teammates.]]
** That is, until [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kyouko]]]] pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''Anime/DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'' has Maia who is kind to ''everyone'', even her kidnappers. Thus she is a contrast to [[MoreDakka gun obbessed]] Gloria, [[DestructiveSavior property damage causing]] Yu, and [[ManipulativeBitch ruthless]] Rena.
** Before Maia joined, Shizuka might count since she doesn't cause the same damage as the above. However, she never has a problem with what they do either.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has Acqua of the Back, the only truly noble member of God's Right Seat, who genuinely wants to help and protect the world. The other members are corrupt and/or have secret agendas.
* In an excellent example of having both a Token Good Teammate and a Token Evil Teammate on the same team, the BlackAndGrayMorality world of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has Amelia and Xellos respectively. The rest of the team tend to be selfish jerks (especially Lina), but Xellos admits to being evil and tags along because a.) he's under orders to, and b.) it's just fun. Amelia, on the other hand, is WrongGenreSavvy and thinks she's in a MagicalGirl show, even going so far as to trying to cure Xellos of being evil through the power of love. The rest of the team swings back and forth along the spectrum of good vs evil.
* To some degree Togusa in ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' counts. The rest of Section 9 is fighting terrorism and organized crime, and government corruption at times, and are devoted to protect the citizen from major threats. However, Togusa is the only one who would risk the trouble of apprehending armed criminals alive and see that they are properly tried. Everyone else [[CombatPragmatist strikes first and starts looking for any survivors]] that can be questioned after the dust has settled.
* As revealed eventually in the latter stages of ''Anime/{{Brave 10}}'', HattoriHanzo's group seemingly consist of people who are only in for simple megalomania and conquering the world. The only exception is [[spoiler:Anastasia, just fresh [[FaceHeelTurn after betraying the Braves]], as her motive of serving Hanzo was only [[NotInThisForYourRevolution to reclaim her family heirloom that Hanzo held]]. Despite being a Type V AntiHero herself.]]
* Though everyone from the Sabertooth guild in ''Manga/FairyTail'' is cocky, Rogue is the only one to actually voice his distaste at how they humiliated and expelled one of their members over a single loss. It's an incredibly stark contrast with his close companion Sting's amusement over the poor girl's weakness.
** [[spoiler:After Master Gienma and Minerva, the two evil members of the guild left Sabertooth and Sting took over the master position, the guild loses its {{Jerkass}} attitude, but Rogue has the potential to become evil like his future self.]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': While all of Dartz's elite minions have [[FreudianExcuse tragic backstories]] that explain their StartOfDarkness, Raphael is distinct in that he seems to genuinely believe that Dartz is ''saving'' the world. He has so much respect for and connection to his cards that he successfully uses ''[[MagicPokerEquation the Heart of the Cards]]'' against Yami Yugi. He also successfully fights the influence of the Orichalcos, something only [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mai]] had previously [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight done]] (with ThePowerOfLove) and subsequently rescues Mai and Valon's comatose bodies from an earthquake.
* Lunamaria Hawke of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' is an unusual example, given that her teammates aren't [[AntiVillain really]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist villainous]]. Despite this, Luna maintains her sense of perspective and avoids crossing the line.
* Masa and Ren are both this to the entire Seto syndicate in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''. They're the only two members who support Nagasumi and Sun's engagement and don't actively try to kill the former on a regular basis.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Jim Gordon in most ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' comics and shows has that effect. He seems to purify the air around him. Look at Harvey Bullock, a CorruptCop that becomes Gordon's Lancer.
* Piffany in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}''. While Nodwick [[WordOfGod is also good-aligned]], he is too subservient to have much effect on the group's actions. Piffany is [[FailedASpotCheck oblivious to Yeagar and Artax's more questionable actions]], or sometimes [[SelectiveObliviousness willing to rationalize]]. Ironically, she's also Yeagar and Arthax's MoralityPet, and the two would probably be even ''more'' reprehensible if she wasn't a party member, however ineffectual she is at stopping what they do try with her around. [[spoiler:One plotline concerns a BadFuture without Piffany, where Yeagar and Arthax become TheDragon and TheEvilGenius under an evil god without her around.]] One thing: the easiest way to make Yeagar and Artax fly into a rage is to hurt Piffany.
* Sandman of [[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Sinister Six.]]
* In ComicBook/DarkAvengers, Noh-Varr and Victoria Hand are the only people on the team who ''aren't'' homicidal maniacs. So much that when [[spoiler: Victoria Hand is appointed as Captain America's New Avengers liaison, and Noh-Varr actually becomes a member of the Avengers]]. Ares isn't exactly ''good'', but he's generally not as villainous as the rest of the team. ComicBook/TheSentry himself isn't so much a villain as much as a schizophrenic [[spoiler:and later brainwashed into giving control over to his darker side]]. Ares and ComicBook/TheSentry were the only field agents on the team who were actually Avengers, and were the only ones that didn't have to change their identities.
* Jolt of ''The {{Thunderbolts}}''. She was an actual hero (technically a hero wannabe) among the [[VillainWithGoodPublicity villains pretending to be heroes]] Thunderbolts. Her presence helped foster the already-forming {{Heel Face Turn}}s of Songbird, Atlas, and Mach-1.
** In a later incarnation of the team composed mainly of unrepentant criminals, the good teammate was Songbird. In the version of the group after ''that'', Norman Osborn's private black ops task force, the good teammate was Paladin, though he wasn't so much "good" as "not bad." Eventually the Headsman, Ant-Man, and the Ghost joined him -- though it was Ghost who made it all possible.
** A later version of the team (overseen by Luke Cage, US Agent, Mach V, and Songbird), had Ghost and Man-Thing, who are more neutral than anything else, and later had Troll (Gunna) join the team.
** An even later incarnation of the team, formed by General Thaddeus Ross (the Red Hulk), had Flash Thompson, aka [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Agent Venom]]. He's the most heroic of the group - he's a Spidey fanboy so go figure - which says a lot considering he's bonded to a carnivorous parasite with a taste for human flesh, and is the one who resents violence the most and tries to avoid it whenever possible. However, eventually he realises that as the Token Good Teammate, he can't stand what the team does, and quits. He is later replaced by ComicBook/GhostRider, who is as amoral as everyone else on the team.
* Lucas Lee of the Evil Exes in ''ScottPilgrim'' is not a {{Jerkass}} like much of the other Exes. He turns out to actually be a decent guy who is genuinely friendly to Scott. However, Scott still has to defeat him to free Ramona from the Evil Exes' control.
** He was more of an antagonistic {{Jerkass}} in the film adaptation, however.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' vol.2, when Scott creates what he calls "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyfast Extinction Team]]" -- a group of the most powerful and dangerous members of X-Men to perform large-scale heroic acts, as a warning to everybody willing to attack X-Men by showing what can they do. He even directly calls them weapons of mass destruction. The team is made of himself, Storm, [[CanonSue Hope]], Emma Frost, Colossus (who had recently became TheJuggernaut), Magik (frequent Token Evil Teammate of ComicBook/NewMutants), SubMariner and {{Magneto}}. Storm points out that in entire team only her, Hope and Scott haven't been, at least once in their life, supervillains and considering he just compared X-Men to North Korea, he doesn't count.
* During the opening of Reginald Hudlin's run on ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' (the arc that was later animated), Ulysses Klaw puts together a team of supervillains to attack Wakanda. Black Knight (a deluded fanatic who believes in WhiteMansBurden), Cannibal (a creepy body-surfer), Rhino / Juggernaut (DumbMuscle who kills an endangered rhino for kicks) Radioactive Man (glowing green sadist) and [[AffablyEvil Batroc the Leaper]] ("I'm a professional, not a zealot").
* Comicbook/{{Wolverines}} has two: Comicbook/{{X 23}} and Endo. Despite X having done a lot of unambiguously terrible things in her past, all of this was under duress, and though more ruthless than many of her teammates has nonetheless shaped herself around trying to do right as best she can, making Laura the most unambiguously heroic character in the series. Endo, however, is very much TheChick of the cast and the most innocent of all of them. She was the only member of the Paradise crew who was just living a normal life and had never done anything wrong before before they took her,[[note]]Sharp was former Delta Force and had done ''something'' terrible during that time, ''and'' he shares a mind with the murderous ghost ninja Ogun, Neuro was a SerialKiller shown to have murdered and dismembered several women, Junk was a small-time hood and crook, and Skel was a bit of a BloodKnight even ''before'' his upgrades[[/note]] to say nothing of comparing her to the Wolverines.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In SonicTheHedgehog fanfic ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak,'' among a team of [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists,]] Silver is the only one who can be counted as having genuinely selfless intentions to his crime, and the only one who has no desire to commit more crimes.
* Suishoku in ''Fanfic/ShiningPrettyCure''. He's actually a pretty nice person from the start, he resolves to NeverHurtAnInnocent (unlike the rest of the Shade Quartet, who pick up victims wherever they can get them) and the only reason he's even working for the bad guys is because of his devotion to the Queen. Strangely enough, it's not he who is moving towards a HeelFaceTurn, but rather, [[DarkMagicalGirl Amazora]]. [[spoiler:Both are slated to turn good in the second half, and Amazora makes the turn first, with him coming second. The other two in the Shade Quartet follow suit right before ''they'' die at the hands of Meran and Korii.]]
* Linda in the Manga/DeathNote fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7292991/1/Xanatos Xanatos]] is essentially a card-carrying LawfulGood. [[BlackAndGreyMorality For anyone familiar with the work this takes place in]], this sets her up as the {{buttmonkey}} of the group. [[spoiler: This actually makes her the one [[TheCorruptible most likely to side with Kira]], though she hasn't done so just yet.]]
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'': in the [[BadFuture Epilogue timeline]], Liarjack is this among the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Discorded]] [[FallenHero Mane Six]], going out of her way to avoid hurting civilians and to comfort the others. This annoys Discord to no end.
* ''FanFic/NightsFavoredChild'': [[TheBrigadier Marshal Silverstar]] seems to be the only member of Nightmare Moon's inner circle who ''isn't'' a self-serving ManipulativeBastard.
* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Sirius Black]] in the dark!Harry fic ''FanFic/{{Heir}}''. Sirius doesn't support TheDarkSide but he won't betray his godson.
* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/486489/chapters/847402 Exhibit A]]'' Snape is the only member of [[RonTheDeathEater the Order]] [[KnightTemplar of the Phoenix]] that has any [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]].
* PlayedWith for Jessie, James and Meowth in Pokemon fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Symbiosis}}'', while they are largely innocent and misguided, they are still just as dangerous as the rest of Team Rocket.
* The ''HarryPotter'' band The Parselmouths are, in-universe, two [[AmbitionIsEvil Slytherins]] who were eventually joined by a [[TheHero Gryffindor]] (mostly because the Slytherins wanted someone to do the work for them). Summarized [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zJ6OUAwK6Q here]]:
-->"We let a Gryffindor into our [[CardCarryingVillain very evil band]]!"
* ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'' has Snake Man, though he doesn't realize it.
* The ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' fic ''FanFic/TheWarmthOfASistersLove'' has Johnny, a member of the crew of fishermen who inadvertently catch the mermaid Kyla in their net. While the other fishermen quickly decide to sell Kyla to an aquarium and make a profit, Johnny tries in vain to convince them to let her go free, befriends Kyla and sneaks into the aquarium at night to bring her fish, and ultimately helps Kyla's [[BigSisterInstinct older sister]] Katiya and the PowerTrio of Lucia, Hanon, and Rina break Kyla out.
* Crimson Sky from ''FanFic/BadFutureCrusaders'', despite being one of Lightning Dust's CoDragons and one of the ponies who made [[BigBad Twilight Sparkle's]] coup possible, is a FatherToHisMen, kind hearted, and prefers peaceful action in favor of the more wholesale violence and destruction the air force is known for.
* In ''FanFic/FieldOfInnocence'', [[TheWisePrince Prince Lu Ten]] is such a sweet, kindhearted BigBrotherMentor that it's easy to forget that, while he doesn't buy into the idea that the other nations are inferior and is appalled by senseless cruelty, he's still fighting for TheEmpire bent on world domination with all his heart.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}'', [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Jade]]/[[SecretIdentity "Kage"]] serves as this to the [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Knights of Vengeance]]. In a later chapter, it's both [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and [[DiscussedTrope discussed]].
** Jade finds out that the Guardians framed [[NobleDemon Raythor]] for a crime he hadn't committed, getting him banished to [[EldritchLocation the Abyss of Shadows]] in the process. After she expresses her [[WhatTheHellHero disgust]] [[EveryoneHasStandards towards]] them and sympathy for him, he states that she's far more noble and less evil than the rest of the Knights, including himself.
-->'''Raythor:''' You aren't like us. Deep down I can see that you are kind, merciful and empathic.
** According to [[TheNoseKnows Blunk]], all the Knights smell very bad, except "Kage". Much to the Passling's confusion, he finds her smell to be "half good and half bad".
** When Jade gives water to a seriously thirsty Tynar, he's truly amazed by her act of kindness.
-->If it were any of the others, they would probably ignore him or taunt him by drinking in front of him. So why did she help him?


* In ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'', Jefferson Smith is the nicest, greatest guy in the world, and everyone around him sucks. But by being around him, they start to get better. Ms. Saunders the secretary, the Corrupt Senator from Smith's home state, they all see the light.
* The Amish family in ''SavingSarahCain'' are this in public school. In their case they make venial compromises that understandably irritates Big Sis Lyddie (who is THEIR "Token Good Teammate").
* In ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising'', the GM sends along a paladin in order to keep in check the group's more sociopathic members. All it does is have them find more creative ways to be sociopaths.
* Jim Caviezel's character in ''TheThinRedLine'', Witt, is so noble and idealistic that he comes across as jarring to the other soldiers around him.
* Charles Bronson's character in ''TheDirtyDozen'' is the most reliable of the bunch, with Maggot on the other side of the spectrum as the Token Evil Teammate.
* Lt. Archie Hicox of the ''Film/IngloriousBasterds''.
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'':
** Isabelle is a mere Israeli sniper alongside a mercenary, enforcers for Yakuza, RUF and Mexican cartels and a death row murderer [[spoiler:(and a doctor who's actually a serial killer)]] and is usually the only one with some conscience in the team.
** Nikolai the Spetnaz soldiers counts too, being a friendly family man [[spoiler:who sacrificed his life to save one of the group for no reason but it being the right thing to do.]]
** Subverted in the case of [[spoiler:Edwin]]. As Royce describes to Isabelle that every one of them are seasoned killers, he notes that the meek [[spoiler:Edwin]]'s presence doesn't even make sense. [[spoiler:The doctor eventually reveals himself as the most psychotic member of the entire group, since he's a SerialKiller whose only motive to kill innocent people is because he likes it and feels at home on the predator death world.]]
* Professor Hugo Fassbender in ''[[{{Film/ThePinkPanther}} The Pink Panther Strikes Again]]'', who wanted nothing to do with former Chief Inspector Dreyfus' reign of terror, as he doesn't believe in world domination, but had no choice when Dreyfus tortured his daughter Margo. He unwillingly joined with Dreyfus to build a doomsday device to threaten the world unless they kill Chief Inspector Clouseau.
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', ComicBook/CaptainAmerica stands out in a team plagued with [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor detachment from humanity]], [[ComicBook/IronMan egotism]], [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk anger issues]], [[ComicBook/BlackWidow guilt]], and [[{{Hawkeye}} a seething desire for revenge]]. Later on, the team accepts him as their leader.
* In ''[[Film/TheStreetfighter Return of the Streetfighter]]'', [[spoiler:Kitty]] is revealed to be this for the Mafia toward the climax.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Stoker}}'' in which Whip Taylor ''seems'' to be this among his JerkJock group of friends who harass India--telling them to leave her alone, apologizing for their behavior. To that end, she seeks him out late one night to talk. . .and he tries to rape her when she rebuffs his advances.
* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', the unnamed female board member (played by [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0505877/ Linda Levine]]) is the lone innocent on the Mooby board of directors.
* Paul, somewhat, and Sorina definitely in ''Film/PainAndGain''. Paul is essentially DrivenToVillainy and Sorina just [[TheDitz doesn't know any better]].
* The Other Wybie and the Other Father both share this role in ''Film/{{Coraline}}''.
* [[HuskyRusskie Zangief]] from ''Film/StreetFighter'', simply because he's [[TooDumbToLive so stupid]] he thinks M. Bison is the hero and the [=A.N.=] are "enemies of peace and freedom". He has a HeelRealization just in time to [[BigDamnHeroes save about half the main cast]].
-->'''[[BlackAndNerdy Deejay]]:''' Are you totally demented, man?! ''Bison'' is the enemy of freedom and peace! These people have come from all over the world to stop ''him''!
-->'''Zangief:''' Bison?! He's a... bad guy?!
* Pete from ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]'' is the most moral of the group and actually has ambitions outside of the Frat.
* Subverted in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. Wolverine was the most vocal and adamant about his disapproval of Team X's actions, but it turns out after his departure most of the rest left not long after, with only Zero and Victor staying behind. Logan simply set the example, as they realised what they had become.
* Groot in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is the only Guardian that doesn't start off a criminal or a JerkAss. The only reason he is with them is because of Rocket.
* In ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', it's [[spoiler: Sergeant Farrell for [[EvilAllAlong the soldiers.]] [[TheReveal Surprise surprise.]]]]
* Sue in every version of ''Film/{{Carrie}}''.
* In ''Film/{{Riddick}}'', the only decent member of Santana's crew is Luna, the TagalongKid who carries a bible and wants to do the right thing, but doesn't in fear of Santana's wrath. This leads to him [[spoiler: him surviving.]]


* Loial the Ogier in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series. Most of the 'good guys' are just as likely to act in their own self-interest as help their friends and allies, even when cooperation is vital. Loial sometimes finds himself caught between these squabbles, but he cares deeply for all of his friends and is typically much more willing to risk his neck for them than they are for each other.
* David Balfour in ''Literature/{{Kidnapped}}.'' Though the difference is more ideological then moral it is easy to mistake one for the other and he can be self-righteous.
* Túrin spends some time among outlaws in ''Lay of the Children of Húrin.'' While a quite violent AntiHero, he is much nicer then the ruthless "Wolf-Men" and even organises them into a resistance force against the orcs.
* Wintrow in RobinHobb's ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings The Liveship Traders]]'' trilogy tries hard to be this, but is mostly ridiculed (or worse) for his high moral standards. Amber manages better with her views on slavery, violence and the treatment of Paragon.
* The hero in ''Literature/MickeyBlueEyes.''
* Otto in ''Literature/OttoOfTheSilverHand''. In his case he is a Woobie version of this.
* Prince Edward is among London Beggers in ''Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper''.
* The Geste brothers in ''Literature/BeauGeste''. They are Gentleman-rankers among rather ruffianly Foreign Legionaires and some of this is class difference. However they do, to some degree try to be the Token Good Teammate. Like the good English boys they are.
* Patrius in the ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy'', though one could argue that it's only really noticeable when he is contrasted with his commander, Garren.
* Though she only appears briefly in one scene in the original novel, Bree Tanner is this for Victoria's newborn army in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series. The film adaptation expands her role significantly and especially emphasizes this aspect of her character.
** Freaky Fred also counts, seeing as he's the only newborn who actively refrains from the fighting between newborns and defends Bree from them.
* Rana Sanga is the Token Good general of the Malwa empire in ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', being a noble and brave Rajput WarriorPrince.
* Thomas Raith qualifies as the token good member of his family in the early ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', as the only Raith with anything resembling morals. Then he leaves the family.
** Later in SkinGame, Harry himself serves this role in Nicodemus' Evil League of Evil, alongside [[spoiler: Murphy and Michael.]]
* Subverted with great gusto in ''Literature/TheBlending'' series by Sharon Green. The team of PsychoRangers set up in contrast to the main characters appears to have a token good member and OnlySaneMan in the person of their [[TheEmpath Spirit]] wielder... until he reveals he's been using his power to control the other members of their team and is probably the ''most'' evil of the five - and the most ambitious - just a lot smarter and less obvious about it.
* In ''Literature/GoodOmens,'' [[TheGrimReaper Death]] [[DontFearTheReaper is this for]] [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse the Horsepeople of the Apocalypse]]. In fact, he's actually an angel.
* In ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', King Richard is like this to Robin Hood's men.
* ''Literature/LegacyofTheDragokin'': Downplayed, as Ravage is called such for a reason, but he's the only one in the group that's not interested in {{Gendercide}}. He joined the group [[BigBrotherInstinct out of concern for his little sister.]]
* While the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe is full of [[MyCountryRightOrWrong noble people serving a nation that is up to no good]], and villains with many positive qualities mixed in with their villainy, and [[AntiHero everything]] in [[AntiVillain between]], there are only a small handful of cases where a clearly good character is working with a group of clear-cut villains. ''Cauldron of Ghosts'' features a platoon of [[StateSec PeaceForce]] goons with a sergeant who is [[PunchclockVillain trying and failing]] to keep them in line with the letter of the law during a crack-down, and a clearly noble [[EnsignNewbie Lieutenant]] who is adamant on being both a good leader to his men and and enforcer of the law and the ideals that [=PeaceForce=] ''should'' live up to. [[spoiler: When the sergeant is distracted elsewhere, the [[DeconstructedTrope Lieutenant is shot]] and [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids killed by his own men.]]]]
* Victor "Vic" Criss from ''Literature/{{It}}'' is the one member of the Bowers Gang to have morals and be much more reluctant to do what [[TheSociopath Henry Bowers]] wants them to do. At one point he warns the Loser's Club of Henry's degrading insanity and [[HeelFaceDoorSlam even considers joining them at one part]], but ultimately sticks with the gang and is eventually killed by the monster. This is present in the [[Film/{{It}} film adaptation]] as well, though greatly condensed to a single line where he tries to stop Henry from carving his name into Ben's belly.
--> '''Vic:''' Come on, Henry! That's enough!

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* Nate Ford to the rest of the ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' team. He was specifically hired to be the "one honest man" on a crew of thieves. However, the distinction gets fuzzier as time goes by, as Nate begins to almost relish his role of criminal mastermind and the rest of the team discovers they enjoy using their skills to help people. Sophie especially is pointed out to be his moral compass later in the series.
* Lisa is becoming this on ''{{V-2009}}'', which is very bad news considering her mother is the BigBad.
** [[ReverseMole Joshua]] is probably a more clear-cut example of this, [[spoiler:at least until the season 1 finale]].
* While every character on the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' is morally compromised to a certain extent, Helo seems to stand out as the only one that can still be considered an exemplar of HonorBeforeReason in a society that increasingly embraces [[IDidWhatIHadToDo the ends justifying the means]].
** Also Billy, although he may have been lucky to get shot dead shortly before something that might have really tested his morality.
* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', for once in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' history, is a team filled with [[AntiHero not-so-clean heroes who are not in for helping people or promoting justice, but minding their own business]] (since they're {{pirate}}s)... except for [[TheChick Princess Ahim de Famille/Gokai Pink]], who's the cleanest, purest person who always can't resist to help other people in need.
** Gai Ikari, Gokai Silver, is another one, as he's an AscendedFanboy of ''Super Sentai'' who wants the Gokaigers to do things like help children who've tripped and give encouraging messages to their fans. Notably, when he's imagining what he wants the team to be like, Ahim's the only one who actually still acts like herself. In a surprise, not only do the Gokaigers think his imagination is ridiculous, [[EveryoneHasStandards even Ahim thinks his version of herself isn't exactly cool]] (though in the most polite way possible of saying it).
** Don Doggoier AKA Doc, is another one, though still fits a little more than Ahim since his main draw is that he's a ReluctantWarrior, thus less bloodthirsty than the rest. This does comes with a price, though, he's the designated ButtMonkey, so much that in Gai's ImagineSpot above, Don is nonexistent and had his place taken by Gai.
* Vir Cotto is the only prominent Centauri seen on ''Series/BabylonFive'' who doesn't subscribe to either {{Realpolitik}} or FantasticRacism, and ends up being [[MagnificentBastard Londo Mollari]]'s (largely ineffective) MoralityPet.
* Cosmo Kramer from ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}'' is the only one of the four main characters who is consistently shown to have a conscience. While he slips up every now and then, he almost always tries to lend a helping hand to people in need. Unfortunately, many of these attempts fail and make things worse.
* Behrooz Araz served as this to the antagonists during the fourth season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', which included his own parents. He was consistently on the fence about helping them since it meant the deaths of several innocent people, and the last straw that proved he just couldn't work well with them was when they wound up killing his girlfriend. This eventually led his own father to try and kill him as well.
* ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' has the titular super-powered protagonist hiding from [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Danielle Atron]] and [[TheDragon Vince]] her chief of security, both of whom want to experiment on and/or kill her. Also working with them is NiceGuy Dave, the trucker who caused the accident that gave Alex superpowers. He only wants to catch her because she was exposed to an unstable chemical and wants to help her. [[spoiler:When he figures out the truth, he keeps it to himself, having overheard Atron's real plans earlier.]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had Jonathan of the Nerd Trio during its sixth season. Whereas Warren proved himself to be a bastard and Andrew (at the time) was just a suck-up who sided with either of the other two when the situation proved best for it, Jonathan was the only one of the trio with a true conscience and never wanted to actually kill Buffy, even going against Warren several times when he attempted to do so. When Warren winds up killing his ex, this is what goes on to drive a permanent wedge between him and the others, ultimately leading him to betray Warren by revealing the weakness in his newest plan to stop Buffy late in season six.
* During ''OneLifeToLive'''s infamous gang rape storyline of 1993, one of the three rapists in question, Powell Lord the III, was repeatedly shown to be the only one who had any remorse over what they had done. Indeed, he's bullied by the other two into participating and is so plagued with guilt that he eventually tries to kill himself before finally pulling himself together and confessing. However, a year later, it is revealed that ''he'' is the serial rapist who's been terrorizing the local hospital, leaving viewers to wonder if his guilt drove him insane or if he was secretly like this already before the gang rape unleashed the demon lurking inside.
* On ADifferentWorld, Dwayne and Ron get into a brawl with three students from a rival college. When Ron gives his version of events, he unfairly depicts the one of three who was trying to stop the incident from escalating as just as bigoted and aggressive as his friends. Later, when the true story comes out, he's the only one of the three to apologize.
* When Phil Coulson got [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD his own TV series]], it started to become clear that he is this trope to the higher-ups of SHIELD, and indeed to a lot of his fellow agents. The idealist in an organisation of cynics and pragmatists, he brings an invaluable perspective much in the same way as [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee his hero]], CaptainAmerica, does to [[Film/TheAvengers the Avengers]].
* Jim Gordon like his comic incarnation in ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is the only cop in the city who isn't corrupt and is actually aiming to destroy the corruption of the police and the city from within.

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* In [[Myth/AztecMythology a pantheon]] full of [[CruelAndUnusualDeath astoundingly creative]] ways to demand HumanSacrifice, Quetzalcoatl was the ''only'' [[JerkassGods Aztec god]] who didn't require any.
* Iktomi to the [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology Wakan Sica]]. Despite being in opposition to the Wakan Tanka, he is responsible for the advancement of humanity, and spreads wisdom even when it's [[StealthMentor indirect]].

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling's {{power stable}}, Los Salseros Japoneses, Banana Senga stood out for being a mostly non malicious funny man the fans loved.
* When the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] was invaded by Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{ECW}}, Wrestling/GregoryHelms joined WCW's ranks as a standard villain. He soon became the comical superhero character ''The Hurricane'', who was polite to his opponents and eschewed typical heel tactics. After the WCW/ECW Alliance folded, he became a beloved [[HeelFaceTurn good guy]] nearly instantly.
* Wrestling/RobVanDam is another example from the WWF's "Invasion" angle. Since he was such an over {{Face}}, it was teased that he was going to join the WWE with the rest of the Faces, but he never did.
* Wrestling/SamoaJoe in Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels's Prophecy and later, Wrestling/KurtAngle's Main Event Mafia in Wrestling/{{TNA}} after Wrestling/{{Sting}} was ousted from the group. Joe was actually worse before his nominal FaceHeelTurn. Other than the betrayal itself, which was more stupid than evil, he hardly did anything wrong since joining and in both groups he was [[OnlyInItForTheMoney only motivated by money.]]
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor rookie Bobby Dempsey in Wrestling/LarrySweeney's Sweet N' Sour Inc, which incidentally also made him the group's {{butt monkey}}.
* Wrestling/JohnCena filled this role when he was forced to join Wrestling/TheNexus.
* [[Wrestling/LowKi Kaval]] in WWE when he was being "mentored" by Wrestling/LayCool, or more accurately, was the "property" of Laycool.
* Wrestling/AJStyles, and to a lesser extent The Young Bucks in Wrestling/BulletClub when the group stopped through Wrestling/RingOfHonor. When most of them kept to their rude, cheating, disrespectful ways, Styles was just happy to be back for the most part and utterly disgusted with then World Champion Adam Cole, who was on a quest to ruin the life of Michael Elgin .

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* A not uncommon position given the high popularity of [[ChaoticEvil supposedly]] ChaoticNeutral characters among {{Munchkin}}s and [[TheRealMan Real Men]]. This puts anyone in the party actually interested in roleplaying in a very uncomfortable position.
** The AlwaysLawfulGood [[KnightInShiningArmor Paladin]] in the former editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''was'' this trope.
** In parties that are actually ''supposed'' to be evil, someone tends to end up as this, at least [[PragmaticVillainy relatively]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards speaking]].
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Scars'' block, we see the colors slowly become remade into Phyrexia. (Think the Borg meets the Zerg, with enough BodyHorror to go around.) Black is [[IncrediblyLamePun completely]] Phyrexian in the last set, but red is the last one to be Phyrexianized, because red, being the color of individuality and emotion, is the least Phyrexian. Not surprisingly, red's praetor, Urabrask the Hidden, is the only one of the [[FiveBadBand five]] that can feel anything akin to compassion. So we get flavor text like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=218037 Priest of Urabrask]] and, [[DefectorFromDecadence perhaps hinting at the far future]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214378 Urabrask himself]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': The Ultramarines, Space Wolves, Raven Guard and Salamanders SpaceMarine Chapters are pretty much the only space marines who actively seek to protect civilians and the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], making them this to the vast forces of the [[TheEmpire Imperium]]. In fact, the Space Wolves have a history of subverting Imperial doctrine and openly warring with the more brutal Space Marine chapters and the Inquisition.
** Primarch Sanguinius of the Blood Angels was the only Primarch who was a genuinely good guy, not by ''Warhammer 40000'' standards, but ''a good guy'' by anyone's standards. There's a reason why he is the second most venerated person in the whole Imperium besides the Emperor Himself.[[note]]Aside from this whole "sacrificed his life to give the Emperor and the Imperium a fighting chance" thing.[[/note]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* [[PunchClockVillain Beltway and Lupo]] to the rest of the Wolfpack in ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity, to a ''very'' loose definition of "good"; they're still remorselessly hunting down innocent cops and civilians, but their lack of overt psychopathic tendencies still puts them over the mark compared to the rest of their team.
** Ada Wong in [[ResidentEvil4 [=RE4=]]], if you count Wesker and the people working for him as a team given how little actual teamwork happens. She spends enough time and effort helping [[MoralityPet Leon]] that you can almost forget that she's trying to get the Dominance Plaga for Wesker until she steals it from Leon at gunpoint. [[spoiler: Though it's revealed that she gave Wesker a fake Plaga and gave the real one to her other employers.]]
* In many D&D games, such as ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' or ''VideoGame/TempleOfElementalEvil'', having a paladin in your party can prevent you from having normal dialogue choices, instead getting sanctimonious tirades that ironically prevent a peaceful resolution.
** ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'' only has three Evil-aligned NPC that can join your party. If you made your PC evil, then Imoen will be your Token Good Teammate since she's NeutralGood. If she's not on your team, then whoever is Good or Neutral alignment becomes your Token Good Teammate.
*** Throne of Bhaal has Balthazar, a LawfulGood monk who has teamed up with the bad guys to accomplish the goal of destroying what he sees as a great evil. Interestingly, the group itself is a part of that evil and he plans to see the entirety of it destroyed -- himself included -- in the end.
** In PlanescapeTorment, Morte the flying talking skull is only good-aligned character in your neutral-aligned party. You may also become good, but it'll require some time.
* Flonne in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}''. Originally joins to understand demons and teach them about love.
* LegacyOfKain : Janos Audron for the vampires. Kain is a MagnificentBastard out to achieve his goals by any means necessary. Vorador is a sadistic hedonist with a penchant for torture. Raziel, while not really ''evil'', can be indecisive, self-righteous, and is mostly motivated by wanting to save ''himself''. Janos, on the other hand, is a kind, fatherly cleric type who is one of the few people in the games who will tell the truth in a straightforward, artless manner. He even thinks kindly of the [[KnightTemplar murderous Sarafan]], believing that they're only acting out of fear and ignorance.
* William is the Super Ego among the [[SiblingTeam McCall brothers']] PowerTrio in ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood''.
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Jecht]] in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' is good, or at least neutral, despite being a member of the Warriors of Chaos, all composed of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' villains. The reason he's siding with the villains is that [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Emperor Palamecia]] manipulated him into thinking that their victory would let him rejoin his son, Tidus. [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]]]], on the other hand, is a [[ReverseMole good guy posing as a villain]].
** To a lesser extent, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Judge Magister Gabranth]]. In the 13th cycle, he's nothing more than a disgruntled jailer who serves as a warden for those no longer used in the conflict. Several of lines are somber and hint that [[TheAtoner he wants nothing more than penance for his past transgressions]], while most of the other Chaos warriors mock him for his more admirable qualities. Compare this to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Shantotto]], who serves as Team Cosmos' Token Evil Teammate (to the point that most of the villains revere her). Both of these are somewhat subverted in the prequel ''Duodecim'', as the two are actually affiliated with their respective deities this time around (however, Gabranth just seems to be [[MyMasterRightOrWrong doing his job]] and seems to be confronting Cosmos simply to end the war--thus lacking an ulterior motive unlike most of the others, while Shantotto is still a fair bit malicious, even towards her ally [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Prishe]]).
** Also, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Kuja]] is a bit of a [[TragicVillain tragic]] case. [[spoiler: He's actively working with the heroes Bartz, Zidane, and Squall, up until Kefka intervenes.]] He's even responsible for Cloud's HeelFaceTurn and [[spoiler:Terra's]] too. After he's defeated by [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]], Kefka [[spoiler: implants false memories to ensure his full on villainy in the Thirteenth Cycle.]]
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Reeve]], [[MegaCorp Shin-Ra's]] head of Urban Development, seems to be the only person on Shin-Ra's board of directors with a conscience or sense of ethics. [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn He eventually defects to AVALANCHE]] as a DoubleAgent]]
* [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Roxas]] to [[StandardEvilOrganizationSquad Organization XIII]]. Unlike the other 12, he isn't actively malicious.
* In the end of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler:Litchi ends up joining NOL as the Token Good Teammate. Unlike all other who directly served the Imperator, the reason why she joins was because her body condition got worse and the only one who'd want to give the cure for both her and Arakune is NOL, thus she has the least loyalty to the NOL and was only there for necessary self preservation and saving a beloved. Also in ''Chrono Phantasma'', she didn't undergo any EvilCostumeSwitch and retains her sane personality, thereby making her squarely on the trope.]]
** In ''Chronophantasma'', the Duodecim families are all firmly under the control of the NOL (and the Imperator by extension, and thus Hazama by extension). That is, all except for ReasonableAuthorityFigure Kagura.
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', if you go dark-side, by the end of the game Zaalbar will be the only remaining nice person on your team (the others have either been turned, killed, or ran away by that time), and [[EverybodysDeadDave he'll (hopelessly) attack you if you take him onto the Star Forge]].
* Both Rei and Shuu/Shew becomes this in the Dream Mode of the first ''Videogame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage'', on basis that the antagonist is the Nanto side, and they're both Nanto practicioners. In the real story, they would've been Kenshiro's greatest allies.
** Though Rei had much more pressing matter to join the Nanto side, [[spoiler:very similar to Litchi above. His [[MoralityPet sister Airi]] [[IHaveYourWife got taken hostage by]] [[EvilOverlord Thouzer]]]]
* General Leo in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is also a known case of this. In fact, the game likes to {{lampshade|Hanging}} the fact that the only reason why Leo is considered an antagonist is because he works with the Empire.
* Athena, in ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', is the most heroic Vault Hunter in the game, compared to Wilhelm (a mercenary who cares only about [[OnlyInItForTheMoney getting paid]] and comes to respect Jack's ruthlessness), Nisha (a CombatSadomasochist [[InLoveWithYourCarnage who becomes Handsome Jack's main squeeze when she finds his brutality alluring]]), Claptrap (who's...well, not evil, but hardly heroic, and [[MyMasterRightOrWrong is incapable of disobeying an order from Jack]]) and Aurelia (who's an EgomaniacHunter, albeit one with [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]]). By the end of the game, the only reason she's still with Jack is that her sense of professional pride prohibits her from leaving a job unfinished as well as wanting to get even with [[spoiler:Lilith and Roland]]. The Doppelganger is also just as morally sound and is openly horrified at many of Jack's actions but lacks the backbone to actually call him out.
* In ''NicktoonsUnite: Globs of Doom,'' the heroes and villains from various Nicktoons split up into opposite teams. VillainProtagonist [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]], however, goes with the heroes, so his arch-nemesis, HeroAntagonist Dib, decides that he has to team up with the bad guys. [[GuiltByAssociationGag This doesn't end well for]] [[ButtMonkey him]].
* [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Cao Ren]] in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''. In a game where Wei stores A LOT of scary looking, ambitious, jerkwad or scheming people... we got this peaceful shorty guy who just wants the chaos to end. And this is before Wei takes a swing in AntiVillain-y since the 6th game.
** And in the 7th game, even if Wei is just merely DesignatedVillain, one look at serene, compassionate poet/musician Cai Wenji amongst Wei would make you agree that she's another Token Good Teammate.
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur IV]]'' has this fate unfortunately befall Sophitia Alexandria, making this LadyOfWar ForcedIntoEvil. Tira shows herself to be ''[[ManipulativeBastard very]]'' GenreSavvy by designating Sophitia's daughter as a prospective host for [[EvilWeapon Soul Edge]]. In order to prevent this, Sophitia was strong-armed into working with Nightmare & co. [[TheChosenMany As the latest warrior in a long line chosen by the Greek gods]] to destroy the evil sword, Sophitia is none too thrilled about her FaceHeelTurn; however, [[MamaBear for the sake of her children]], she must [[ApologeticAttacker reluctantly]] ward off any who attempt to reach the sword, including her younger sister Cassandra and any of her previous allies. And when her other allies who are similarly manipulated in this cause was [[MadManInTheAttic Voldo]]...
* In ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'', Himiko is mainly on the side of the forces of Orochi because Da Ji acts as a CoolBigSis toward her. When she and Da Ji are captured by the Resistance in ''Warriors Orochi 3'', Himiko gets along better with the Resistance fighters (as unlike Da Ji, she doesn't have an ulterior motive for doing so), and goes along with a few of the girls in one SideQuest to help rescue another of their missing warriors.
** Also in ''3'', Mouri Motonari is also one. He's cunning enough to realize that the balance of the dimensional world actually depends on Da Ji's presence, like it or not, so he protects and joins forces with her, despite still being the jovial laid back guy (as compared with his [[TheNeidermeyer dickish self]] in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' which wouldn't make him this trope), if you compare with those used to align with Da Ji (except Himiko above) like [[SmugSnake Masamune]], [[AxCrazy Fuuma]], [[WildCard Keiji]], [[BloodKnight Achilles]] or Dong Zhuo.
* Mina Tang in ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol''. The only employee of the eponymous agency who seems to have any sort of conscience, and also the only one of Mike Thorton's {{Mission Control}}s who care if he kills American agents or civilians, makes deals with arms traffickers, or commits similar acts of DirtyBusiness.
* Oichi in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' used to be one for the Oda clan. Despite her dark powers, she just looks demure and innocent compared to [[EvilOverlord Nobunaga]], [[PsychoForHire Mitsuhide]], [[PsychoSupporter Nouhime]] and [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Ranmaru]]. Then she got carted off to marry [[JusticeWillPrevail Nagamasa]] where her 'good'/'innocent' side develops more and she could be a genuine good rather than Token Good Teammate... [[LoveHurts Too bad it goes downhill]] [[BreakTheCutie so fast from there on]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has a cabal of mages from Starkhaven Hawke often deals with over the course of the game. Their leader, Decimus, is an insane blood mage. Grace, his girlfriend, [[spoiler: starts out creeped out, but [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope accepts his way of thinking]] and tries to [[MurderIsTheBestSolution murder Hawke and their sibling/love interest.]]]] Terrie [[OutOfFocus isn't seen much]] but she gives quests involving framing templars. Then, there is Alain, a genuine NiceGuy who just tries to help.
** Of the actual main characters, there's Bethany Hawke. Everyone else has at least one moment of hypocrisy or moral greyness (even DaChief is very pragmatic), while Bethany mainly wants [[IJustWantToBeNormal to be normal]]. Sebastian genuinely tries to be this, despite his hotheaded streak - whether he succeeds depends on his relationship with Hawke [[spoiler: and what you do with Anders in the endgame.]]
* Sword Man from ''VideoGame/{{Megaman8}}'' openly admits he has no qualms with Mega Man; He's simply been programmed to destroy him. He even ''compliments'' Mega Man with his dying words before exploding.
--> '''Sword Man:''' Nice shot.
* There's always one of these guys in nearly every 'bad' factions in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'':
** First, the Noxus faction has Riven, a proud believer of Noxians that the ones with strength should rule, except that she pretty much went into self-exile (hence her title being TheExile) because she completely disagrees with how the current Noxus runs and seeing her teammates die to friendly-fire was the last straw. Still, she's still proud of her Noxian heritage so she still kinda counts.
** Zaun, the faction where ScienceIsBad may as well be its slogan, has Zac, a BlobMonster LivingWeapon who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He's in fact a personable, boisterous guy who is not really interested in abusing his freedom in most extreme methods like every other Zaunites.
** The Void, where EldritchAbomination bent on destroying the world, just because, reside, some of them include Kha'Zix, who kills just for adaptation and survival instead of solely for EarthShatteringKaboom or utter hatred towards Runeterra.
** And then there's the Shadow Isles, home of various death-dealing undeads, there's this hulking gravedigger named Yorick, who's only in to preserve his dead family's lineage rather than adding more to the collection of the dead souls.
** The Winter Claws faction in Freljord has Volibear. Unlike his more rude and ruthless compatriots (Sejuani and Olaf), Volibear is a peace-loving bear only interested in protecting his clan and recognizes that only through war that true peace can be attained. He's also MUCH calmer than his compatriots.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', the Dire side is full of monsters and generally evil beings and some neutral ones. There are a few exceptions, like [[DynamicEntry Magnus]] and [[NobleWolf Lycan]], who are heroic characters looking for justice for wrongs dealt to them. [[ImmortalityHurts Clinkz]] is also heroic in his backstory, slaying a demon to protect his lands, only to receive his current form accidentally from a spell by the mage-king Sutherex, which left him understandably pissed off. There is also [[DarkIsNotEvil Dazzle]], a friendly healer who uses his magic for self defense and aid. In [[CombatSadomasochist Huskar's]] backstory, it is Dazzle that saves him, not that Huskar wanted that.
** On the Radiant side, there is [[PlantPerson Treant]] [[AllLovingHero Protector]], who is the most gentle and least violent hero in the game. The only hero he takes exception to is [[ChainsawGood Timbersaw]].
* In ''Videogame/MassEffect3'', a recording of the Illusive Man reveals that [[spoiler:he tried to manipulate Shepard into joining Cerberus by surrounding Shepard with Cerberus' token good teammates]] during ''Videogame/MassEffect2''.
* In his first appearance Cyrus from ''[[VideoGame/AdvanceWars Advance Wars: Days of Ruin]]'' is urging [[BigBad Dr. Caulder]] to leave Brenner and his men alone as there's no need to attack them (of course they do anyways), [[spoiler:and his "goodery" ultimately pisses off Caulder enough that he poisons Cyrus with a chemical [[KickTheDog that will kill him in the slowest most painful way possible]]]]. Your own unit becomes this for a brief bit when serving Grayfield as well; even though his evil and insanity is ''painfully obvious'', Brenner sticks with him hoping to end the war between Rubinelle and Lazuria that's still going despite [[AfterTheEnd the world being destroyed]].
* Among the Primals in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', there is [[ShockAndAwe Ramuh]]. Among the likes of Ifrit (who intends to brainwash everyone into his thrall) or Garuda (who wants to destroy everything except her followers), Ramuh is at worst territorial. He only wants to be summoned by his Silph followers incase their forest home is in grave danger to protect it. Although he does believe HumansAreTheRealMonsters and is willing to bring down his judgment on them.

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* ''{{Drowtales}}'': Kel'Noz to Quain, Vaelia to Ariel.
* White Mage, and possibly Fighter in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater.''
** Fighter ''is'' this Trope.
*** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2007/03/20/episode-822-too-many-light-warriors-spoil-the-npc/ Maybe not?]]
**** Or he is and is simply using psychological manipulation to try and scare the woman away from his sociopathic associates.
**** The real proof is [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/12/12/episode-1203-maligned/ here]] and [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/12/15/episode-1204-chew-on-that/ here]].
** He seems to be some combination of StupidGood (belief in Power of Friendship, inability to recognize when someone is evil), and DumbIsGood.
* Hati of CryHavoc falls in here, seeing as she tries to hold back her squad mates blood lust and general disregard for human life.
* This is ''such'' a perfect description of Cale in ''LookingForGroup.''
** Though over the course of CharacterDevelopment the others have become slightly more Good due to his influence and Cale has become less idealistic.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' the [[PsychoRangers Linear Guild]] usually has some. Not surprising as they are the evil opposites of the Order, which has Belkar as the Token Evil Teammate. The original Linear Guild has Hilgya, a priestess of Loki, who turns out to be not overly malicious (though she repeatedly attempted to murder her husband. While it being an arranged marriage may complicate things, her husband seemed to be a nice guy who did his best to make her happy, and murder was her first solution rather than the more successful fleeing she did later). Later they recruit a LawfulGood (or at least honorable LawfulNeutral, considering he let Nale and crew get away with mass murder) kobold to serve as the counterpart to Belkar.
** [[ReluctantMonster The Monster in the Darkness]] is this to [[BigBad Team Evil]]: he's a childlike, naive creature who doesn't bear anyone any malice and seems not to understand how evil [[BigBad Xykon]] really is. Though he ''is'' willing to eat people. ([[WouldNotHurtAChild But]] [[EatsBabies not babies]].)
* In ''{{Shortpacked}},'' Sidney's Axis of Something 2.0 consists of people with grudges against the Shortpacked employees. However, one such EvilCounterpart is Leslie's [[AmicableExes Amicable Ex]] Leo, who was lured to the meeting because he thought it was Bible study.
* Artie from ''{{Narbonic}}'' normally preoccupies himself with the support of hippie-ish causes (such as world peace and the election of Dennis Kucinich), all while living with a mad scientist and her henchmen.
** Come SkinHorse, he's become an activist for transgenic rights.
* [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Commodore James Norrington]] in the main cast of the MegaCrossover FanWebcomic ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}''. Sure the others are trying to [[CharacterDevelopment better themselves]] but still are [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Goblin King Jareth]], [[Theatre/LesMiserables Inspector Javert]] and Erik Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera. Also KingArthur of the "[[TheWildHunt Magical Men's Club]]" which also consists of [[NorseMythology Odin]] and the [[Literature/TheErlking Erlkönig]].
* Cream the Rabbit is this to the SkyPirates in SonicTheComicOnline.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' even the haters of the Sisterhood consider Mercy to be this.


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* In ''TheGuild'', despite the team name of "The Knights of Good", Codex and Vork are the only ones who seem to quest with anything but loot in mind. Then we find out how Vork gets his electricity and internet access [[spoiler: by stealing it from his Alzheimers-afflicted neighbor]]. Offline Codex is the only one who isn't either self-centered or completely divorced from reality.
* In ''RedVsBlue'', the eternally cheerful Donut seems to be the only Blood Gulch soldier who doesn't openly despise the rest of the crew. The series' DesignatedHero Church even remarks that Donut is harmless and probably wouldn't hurt a fly (this is in spite of the fact that he actually killed his [admittedly, tank-driving, out-for-blood, mercenary] girlfriend). Everyone else on either team are various mixes of apathy, misanthropy, and ComedicSociopathy. Even the easy-going and friendly Caboose secretly harbors a huge dislike of Tucker, as well as a tendency to accidentally kill his own teammates.
** Doc. It's especially hilarious because the other members of his team consist of: a bomb, a robot's head, and an AI that's taken control (mostly) of Doc's armor.
* Even the rest of the Crew accept that Egg is this in ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' - as a LawfulGood in a world of GreyAndGrayMorality she really can't avoid it. [[spoiler: It leads to a lot of negative feeling in the Crew when she seemingly dies, as they all agreed that she was the 'only good one of us'.]]
** When she leaves the role instead falls to Blue, who admittedly has more success keeping [[TokenEvilTeammate Krauzer]] in line than Egg ever did.
** While none of the others are exactly ''evil'' (they're all far too ambiguous and grey for labels like that), Lartin of the Deserters is much more determined to do good than the rest. For example, he instantly takes pity on the State slave Nights and later, upon waking up to see that [[spoiler: his home is on fire]], his first thought is to find and rescue Cain.
* Yvan Viau aka Labyrinthe of the [[WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes ASH]] universe is canonically the token good teammate on the Conclave of Supervillains.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's SexBot. As he said in a twitter [[http://twitter.com/saucybot/status/65520211230588928 message]], he's surrounded by screeching harpies that haunt his every moment.
** Now that he's gone (very likely dead), Nella is back in the role of the only regular person there with a listenable conscience.

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* Exaggerated completely on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', where Jimmy is the Token Good for the whole city.
* Zuko's Uncle Iroh in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''; he's a former Fire Nation general who had a pre-series HeelFaceTurn and only helps his nephew hunt the Avatar so he can look after him. It turns out he was the only general who had a heart, and it began to cost him heavily.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin is part of [[KnightTemplar Kuvira's]] [[TheEmpire army]] in the fourth season. Deconstructed in how many lies Kuvira has to tell to keep him a willing part of the team; once the truth comes out, he quits and escapes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** John Canmore is always arguing against his siblings' single-issue wonk against the Gargoyles. [[spoiler: And then the trope is subverted, BIG TIME.]]
** Played straight with Dingo. Of the five human members of the Pack, he's literally the OnlySaneMan. He's also the only one whose HeelFaceTurn occurs for truly altruistic reasons.
* Butters Stotch of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the only child character of the series not to ([[TheDogBitesBack consistently]]) fall into KidsAreCruel territory.
* Wonder Man is this for the Masters of Evil in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* Colossus is this to Magneto's Acolytes in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' (which calls back a storyline from the original comics).
* Silverbolt in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' when he was awakened as a Predacon for all of one episode.
** He becomes a Token Evil Teammate after being free of Megatron's control in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Dr. Zoidberg in "An Xmas Story" was specifically the only member of the Planet Express Crew to not be targeted by Robot Santa, [[FanOfUnderdog who gives him a pogo stick for a present]].
** More than that; he's apparently the only person ''on Earth'' who is not on Santa's naughty / target list, meaning that Santa sees Earthlings as [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg My Enemies And Zoidberg]].
* From ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' we have Stormer of The Misfits. As an example, when The Misfits discovered that the Holograms ''had'' to perform in a movie alongside them, in order to raise money for an operation one of the Starlight Girls desperately needed, the band is thinking up ways they can screw with Jem. However, the first words out of Stormer's mouth when she finds out is "Which little girl?"
* Shifty for the dingoes in ''WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill''.
* As pictured above, [[PerkyGoth Gwen]] of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama: All Stars'' was placed on the Villainous Vultures because Duncan cheated on Courtney with her. Later on [[BlackAndNerdy Cameron]] joins the team too, in this case for no reason other than [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem because Chris willed it]].
* Todd from ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxbusters'' is this to the fox pack.
* Red Menace, despite his name, is certainly this with the ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': Miss Grotke is this among the faculty members, though downplayed as they aren't "evil"- they're just doing their jobs and are portrayed as the antagonists for most of the episodes. While most of the faculty are apathetic or extremely stern, she's sweet and easy-going, and always stands up for the kids.
* [[TheDitz Billy]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' compared to [[TheGrimReaper Grim]] and [[EnfantTerrible Mandy]] at least. Although he has his bouts of UnstoppableRage that even scare Mandy.