->''"To you, these monsters are just evil beings to be vanquished.\\
I'm the one standing there when they die... \\
and become the men they once were."''
-->-- '''Gabriel Van Helsing''', ''Film/VanHelsing''

On this end, we have the HunterOfMonsters, the man who stalks the night, armed to the teeth, ready to mow down vampires, zombies, werewolves, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs vampiric zombie werewolves]]. And on this end, we have the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires. The guys and girls who keep a nocturnal schedule, [[VegetarianVampire stop over at the blood bank]] for a quick snack, and do their best to help the community.

There are going to be some ''interesting'' [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman philosophical questions]] when these two meet. [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption (Or not.)]]

Van Helsing Hate Crimes are what happen when a medium that includes monsters and/or monster hunters calls attention to the fact that, in that [[TheVerse 'verse]] at least, [[SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness not all monsters are, well]]...[[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster monsters]]. Some of them are [[DarkIsNotEvil perfectly decent folks]] [[MonstersAnonymous trying to fit in]] who happen to get lumped in with the one or two bad apples, like {{Dracula}}. Of course, this will result in the monster hunters either learning AnAesop or turning out to be [[HeWhoFightsMonsters those who fight monsters in the truest Nietzschean sense]], sometimes becoming even worse than the actual monsters. If there are both good and bad monsters within this universe, expect the hunters to be ''far'' more competent at attacking the good ones.

Compare FantasticRacism, which is like this only on a more wide-spread, societal scale. Also compare ZombieAdvocate, who argues in favor of the monster's [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman humanity]], and InhumanableAlienRights, when the hunter is from a government agency of some kind. See also StagesOfMonsterGrief, for monsters who may or may not like their condition. See also BurnTheWitch

Not to be confused with what happens when Van Helsing turns LawfulNeutral.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin'' does this a lot in the second season. Every witch encountered by Robin thus far has gone power mad and evil...but then she begins encountering witches who engage in moral shades of gray and, finally, witches who are guilty of nothing but being picked out by her organization. And ''they're'' the humane ones; it's implied organizations outside of Japan kill witches flat-out [[spoiler:and the only reason her organization keeps witches around is to produce the magic suppressor "Orbo" from their bodies]]. In one episode, it's implied that the organization systematically destroyed the career, marriage, and finances of a potential witch who had never even used his powers. Destitute, he's forced to use his power to defend himself from some thugs and is taken in, put through some kind of magic lie-detector, and given the choice to admit he is evil and join them or die for using his powers.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'' plays on this occasionally; all humans fear youkai and hanyo, but not all youkai and hanyo want to hurt humans. This trope is even inverted with a villain who is convinced that all humans want to hurt demons.
** One example is the "Spider-Head" arc, where the girl Nazuna exhibits considerable prejudice towards Inuyasha and Shippo, despite Inuyasha having saved her from a fall, though she realizes and accepts that not all youkai are bad by the end.
** Then there's Jinenji, a GentleGiant hanyo who is constantly bullied for being a hanyo. When people in his village are discovered eaten, he is immediately the prime suspect to their eyes, and the true culprit, a nest of insect demons, is only revealed to the villagers ''after'' said villagers form [[TorchesAndPitchforks an angry mob]] and burn Jinenji's house to the ground. Having realized their error by the end, the villagers help Jinenji and his mother rebuild their hut as an apology.
** In another episode, they meet a morally gray demon hunter who condemns Rin and the humans in Inuyasha's group for even associating with demons/youkai and half-demons/hanyou, going so far as to brand [[{{Miko}} Kagome]], [[DemonSlaying Sango]], and [[BadassPreacher Miroku]] hypocrites for doing so. Unlike Nazuna and the people in Jinenji's village, he doesn't learn any lesson by the end.
** Even the young [[CuteMonsterGirl hanyou-girl]] Shiori was badly treated and marginalized by the other villagers. [[KidsAreCruel Even the children]] threw them to the ground and beat them up.
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', the Catholic-founded Iscariot Organisation sees vampires as an abomination and affront to God that needs to be wiped out, even the vampires that are hunting other vampires for the sake of humanity. It loses its edge, however, when you consider that, until Seras came along, there was only one such vampire, a sociopathic slaughter machine by the name of Alucard who is only held back by a very mortal woman.
* The Demon Slayers in ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'' seemingly want to eradicate all Ayakashi, with minor exceptions (currently only one) like the Amakawa family, who have some Ayakashi as servants.
* In contrast with ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', in ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', vampires usually only take enough blood to make the person feel anemic and drained of emotion (which can actually be a ''good'' thing, if a person has a lot of negative emotions). So it's not surprising that Vampire Hunters are portrayed as {{Knight Templar}}s.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** Monsters have isolated their population centers and [[{{Masquerade}} disguise themselves as human]] so that they can survive alongside them. In particular, [[WitchSpecies Witches]] have [[InferredHolocaust so suffered]] from [[FantasticRacism persecution]] and habitat loss, some other monsters essentially consider them an endangered species.
** Witches suffer from this in ''both'' directions, because many monsters are prejudiced against them for being "almost human".
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has Ichigo and co. acting like this when they meet Nell Tu and the others. Ichigo comes very close to killing the Hollows, which is understandable, due to the Hollows chasing Nell as a game of tag. Once the misunderstanding is cleared up, they join forces, despite the previously-held belief that Hollows were AlwaysChaoticEvil. Apparently, the Hollows are just mostly chaotic evil.
** Subverted when it turns out that the "Hollows" are actually Arrancar (basically ascended Hollows,) and Nel's underlings. Hollows are AlwaysChaoticEvil, but Arrancar have free will and individual personalities.
* ''Manga/HellTeacherNube'':
** The PaperMaster exorcist Yang Kailen who vowed to [[CynicismCatalyst exterminate all supernatural creatures because of his dead little sister]], eventually arrives at Domori looking for the ultimate {{youkai}}-killing weapon: Nube's [[RedRightHand Oni left hand]]. Along the way, he massacres and violently slaughters innocent, benevolent, cheerful, and divine creatures that Nube was friends with.
** Izuna, the amateur exorcist, also had a bit of this going when she first met the Sorcerer Kitsune [[TheRival Tamamo]] and the Snow Maiden [[AnIcePerson Yukime]]. But these two are ''far'' beyond her level and handily humiliated her before Nube set her straight. Unlike Yang Kailen, though, Izuna is a lot more open minded (she keeps and breeds her own Tube Foxes) and gets over herself.
** [[spoiler:Nube's father]] is also guilty of this, to the point of attacking Yukime ''on sight'' merely because she's a {{youkai}} and he's an exorcist.
* Once it's clear demons are infiltrating human society in ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'', humans start military actions against them. The problem is that they don't know and later don't believe in Devilmen--humans who bonded with demons and retained their good nature--killing them alongside real demons. They're also willing to kill anyone even suspected of being a demon and those accused of helping them.
* In ''Manhwa/WitchHunter'', the whole plot was kick-started when a new religion speaking out against Witches, a group of women who are able to wield supernatural powers, started wide scale witch hunts, killing countless innocent witches. In answer to this, two of the most powerful witches--who are without a doubt sadistic warmongerers who enjoy carnage--and their followers started their own genocide against humanity, killing almost 2/3 of all humans on ''Earth''. The world scale organization humans formed to combat these witches {{subvert|edTrope}}s this trope by having made it their mission to ''limit'' witch deaths, instead capturing them alive and draining their magic, which has proven to be the reason so many of the humanity-hating ones are insane in the first place. They even employ and protect witches who are willing to fight for humanity and are, in fact, the only organization that treats humans and witches as equals.
** Any character in the series who wholeheartedly believes all witches should be killed, or simply kills witches for revenge, is clearly painted in the narrative as being a {{Jerkass}} for it.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', the titular beings are just as varied in their morality as ordinary humans. While there are many that are brutal sadists that enjoy killing humans, many others seek to find ways to live peacefully with humans as much as is possible. The story portrays both sides, sharing time between the [[VegetarianVampire moderates]] of Anteiku and the Ghoul Investigators of [=CCG=]. As such, we get to see many peaceful Ghouls that live in constant fear for their lives and have lost most (if not all) of their families to the investigators. In particular, Kureo Mado sees nothing wrong with brutalizing Ghouls and expresses disgust at them "imitating" human feelings like [[MamaBear maternal love]] or compassion. He hunts down a mother and daughter living quietly in the peaceful 20th Ward by taking advantage of their superior sense of smell and lures the daughter with "Daddy's scent". He also taunts the mother for being unable to fight before killing her with a weapon made from her husband. And he laughs with sadistic glee when he brings both weapons made from the parents to bear against their ''daughter''.
* In ''Manga/YoukaiShoujoMonsuga'', the organization G-CUP tries to recruit the protagonist Nishizuru Yakki due to his powerful supernatural abilities. He opposes them after he learns they are dedicated to killing ''all'' youkai -- viewing them as abominations and threats to humanity regardless of whether or not they kill humans -- and that the good youkai he has befriended are on their hit list.
* Discussed in an episode of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. Panty and Stocking's "job" is to kill Ghosts, creatures mostly borne out of the spite of dead and living humans, which are almost always sadistic and destructive. ''Almost'', we find, since one particular Ghost happens to be not only harmless, but a beloved member of the human community. When he is found dead, the public demands that the culprit be prosecuted, and the prime suspects are Panty and Stocking. Although they did not do it, nobody believes them, since even they openly admit that they usually attack Ghosts on sight (although the Ghosts they kill are always causing some sort of trouble). [[spoiler: In the end, this is subverted: the actual culprit was the Ghost's wife, and the whole "hate crime" story was fed and spun out of control by the Daemon sisters, who sought to frame the heroines and get them the death penalty.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The comic book series ''[[Webcomic/SupernaturalLaw Wolff and Byrd]]'' has a restraining order served to a woman whose "sacred duty" is to hunt down and kill vampires, in what's obviously a take on ''Buffy''.
* ''ComicBook/CaptainBritainAndMI13'' had an arc where ComicBook/{{Blade}} joins the team to deal with a supernatural menace. Spitfire, who shows vampiric traits due to a WWII-era attack by a vampire, is on the team. When Blade first meets her, he tries to stake her. They soon end up in an EnemyMine situation (Dracula launching vampire missiles at Britain from his castle on the moon). They later start dating, making the attempted staking an unorthodox MeetCute.
* After being paralyzed by Shockwave when the Decepticons attacked an advanced oil rig she was working on in Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' comics, Josie Beller developed an advanced suit that allowed her to walk and [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman granted her superpowers]]. As [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Circuit_Breaker Circuit Breaker]], she vowed to take the fight to the heartless machines that had crippled her. The problem was, she neither knew nor cared that there were two factions of robots, and that one of them was trying to ''help'' the humans. Her hatred did not distinguish between Autobot and Decepticon, and she often wound up doing more harm than good, especially as the Autobots refused to harm her.
** She's not the last human to indiscriminately target all Transformers, either. They're a regular occurrence.
* The Termight Empire in ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' is ''built'' on committing these. There are genuinely malevolent aliens out there, but they are very much in the minority and in no way justify the Empire's policies.
* TheJerseyDevil incident in ''ComicBook/HackSlash''. Cassie and Vlad track it down and kill it, learning afterward that it was actually harmless, and put up a fearsome façade to keep people away so they didn't disturb its mother, who isn't so harmless. This is also brought up in another story, where the duo go after a violent vigilante (thinking he is a slasher) even though he has only been butchering unrepentant criminals, and has showed no interest in harming innocents.
* "Celia" (a very tragic story from the ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' mag [[note]]no offhand example from the Vampirella continuity - her monsters are nearly always monstrous[[/note]]) who made the mistake of falling in love with a human. She is...think [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]], only much younger and not evil. Well, explain that to the [[TorchesAndPitchforks fisherman village]] who [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] and dismembered her. A wonder that they refrained from [[IAmAHumanitarian selling her as Sushi]], but this being a horror comic, it was more than sufficient for Celia's [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu next-of-kin]] to get [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge abyssal on their asses.]]
* In the Polish comic book series ''ComicBook/LilAndPut'' ("Lil i Put") Gerwin the monster hunter wants to kill Kirki for being a goblin and doesn't give a rat's ass that Kirki is in fact nice and a mostly harmless pet of Miksja. At one point he even mentions that he doesn't care if innocent people get hurt as long as his job is done and his honor is intact.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}'', after losing the Anti-Venom symbiote, Eddie Brock expands his kill-list from just Venom and starts hunting down all symbiote-wearers in order to prevent the coming of what the Toxin symbiote called the Spawning. This includes anti-heroes like Shriek and outright heroes like Hybrid, the latter of whom he expresses regret for killing but does so anyways. He continues his crusade even after [[HunterOfHisOwnKind bonding to the Toxin symbiote]], and is called out on his hypocrisy by Agent Venom.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':
** Most of Rason's fellow angels refuse to see monsters as being anything but evil beasts, and humans as near-pristine examples of goodness. Rason was actually [[FallenAngel banished from heaven]] because he saved a female monster from an evil human. It took Rason's efforts to save Luna and Falla from his fellow angels in Act IV, as well as direct interference from God Himself, to get the angels to start thinking differently, and by the end, they've realized and accepted that not all monsters are bad.
** The Human Defense Agency, or HDA, that came into being after Alucard's attack and the subsequent exposure of monsters, is also fairly quick to write off all monsters as evil simply because of the actions of a few people, with one soldier flat-out telling Moka and Akasha to their faces that, as far as he's concerned, monsters like them aren't even animals. However, Moka and Akasha's efforts in Act VI with their director seem to be making some progress.
* ''FanFic/{{Nosflutteratu}}'': Twilight takes a while to come to terms with the fact that Fluttershy is a vampire; unlike most examples, she doesn't WANT to hurt Fluttershy, unless she gets proof that she's lost control and started attacking ponies. Rainbow Dash even calls her "Van Horsing" during their argument. Garlic Flank Stake also acts like this, apparently believing that if a vampire hasn't started killing ponies, they will soon, but she immediately relents once she finds out that the vampire is [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Fluttershy]].
* [[Fanfic/TranscendenceAU Gravity Falls Trancendence AU]]: Due to their connection to Dipper/Alcor, the Pines family got on the receiving end of this quite a few times.
* In the ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' fanfic ''My Snow Girl'', this trope is referenced by the monsters having slasher films about ruthless, seemingly unkillable humans stalking and murdering innocent vampires.

* The core Aesop of Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is about vanity and selfishness, and not getting obsessed with appearances. Gaston riled up the crowd to this trope, but he himself is not guilty of it. He wants to kill the Beast because he sees him as competition for Belle. He also has no trouble believing the Beast is harmless, but, being a JerkAss, he actually mocks him for it.
* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' has this with the [[spoiler:zombified elder council - they're simply trying to tell Norman how to stop the witch, but their mere presence spurs the townspeople to violence.]]

* The vampire movie ''Blood Ties'' (no, ''not'' based on the Canadian series) takes this trope to a whole new level, with a group of vampire hunters who appear on a ''Jerry Springer'' knock-off and sound a lot like the Klan.
* Creator/CliveBarker's ''Film/{{Nightbreed}}'', where the monstrous and reclusive Midianites are attacked by human cops who refuse to leave them alone. The psychiatrist helping the police also happens to be a SerialKiller. And he's played by Creator/DavidCronenberg.
* Averted in ''Film/VanHelsing'' ([[TropeNamers ironically enough]]), where Van Helsing is reluctant to kill Frankenstein's monster because he can see he's not actually evil, and Van Helsing does seem to feel remorse for having to kill people who've become monsters, like werewolves and Dr. Jekyll.
* ''Film/IAmLegend'' was intended to lead up to this, and still does in the alternate ending on the DVD release.
%%* The Paladins in ''Film/{{Jumper}}''.
* In Creator/LucioFulci's ''Film/DontTortureADuckling'', the townspeople blame a string of child murders on a reclusive, unpopular, HollywoodHomely witch and [[MoralEventHorizon lynch her]] based on zero evidence. The murders continue.
* ''Film/{{Fido}}'' depicts an alternate reality where zombies have been domesticated by collars that suppress their urge to feed. However, Bill Robinson hates them even though the titular zombie is shown to be capable of compassion even when his collar malfunctions.
* Zombie comedy ''Film/WastingAway'' explores this by being set from the zombies' point of view--the four leads don't realize they've been zombified, look perfectly normal to each other and think that it's ''everyone else'' who's acting weird (their undead brainwaves run slower, so normal humans move and talk in an incomprehensibly fast manner).
* ''Film/ModernVampires'' has Van Helsing as a Nazi, while Dracula is just trying to run his Los Angeles nightclub.
* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', the eponymous organization seems to only accept candidates who are an aversion of this trope, which makes sense as most aliens on Earth are not bad and are simply supervised by the Men in Black. When James Edwards (Jay) went into the final round, they were given target practice. All the other candidates, who seemed to view all the cut-out alien targets as basically monsters, shot only aliens and refused to shoot any human targets; they were all rejected. Edwards did not shoot any of the aliens, for example because one was simply clearly working out while another was blowing its nose, and shot only the target of the little human girl at the end, because she was carrying a book on quantum mechanics down a street filled with scary-looking aliens in the middle of the night and therefore appeared out of place and highly suspicious.
* Mordo does this in [[Film/DoctorStrange2016 Doctor Strange]] to the sorcerers, some of whom like Pangborn only use sorcery to avoid being disabled.

* ''Literature/TheDraculaTape'' by Creator/FredSaberhagen, where Dracula is a mostly harmless individual who's harassed by the Harkers (who are clueless) and Van Helsing (who's a religious fanatic). Which means that is a case of a Van Helsing Hate Crime committed by... Van Helsing.
* Dealt with extensively in one section of ''Literature/NightWatch''. Forces of darkness and light exist, but have a treaty keeping each other in strict balance. Enter a guy who only knows that he can sense evil and it must be eliminated. It doesn't help that he's part of the [[strike: dark]] ''Light'' side, and in this universe, you can't switch sides.
* The issue... comes up, shall we say, in Liz Williams ''Snake Agent'' (her first Literature/DetectiveInspectorChen novel).
* A major plot point in the ''Literature/KittyNorville'' series. It takes place in TheUnmasquedWorld, and a lot of people aren't happy to know that werewolves and vampires (and a lot of other things) are out there. At least four of the novels so far have featured normal humans treating Kitty like she's a monster, from accusing her of mauling cows with no evidence of it to trying to kill her.
** Kitty herself came out of the closet due to a hired monster hunter attacking her on air in the first book.
** In the ''second'' book; a bunch of KnightTemplar Christians kidnapped her on the day of a full moon, shoved her into a room painted with silver, pointed a camera at her, and then hijacked all the local airwaves. Their goal was to show that werewolves and the like were monsters and needed to be exterminated. Problem was that Kitty, instead of attacking everything, curled up in the corner and whimpered as she was in so much pain. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain So instead of seeing a blood thirsty beast the world saw a woman kidnapped, forced to undergo a transformation she had no control over, and then tortured by a bunch of religious extremists.]] The ringleader, a ''United States senator'', as a desperate last move grabbed a guy and forced his arm through the bars for Kitty to maul. She wasn't tempted.
* The titular ''Literature/NightHuntress'' is convinced that all vampires are bloodsucking demons. After she learns that not all of them are evil, she realizes that some of the vampires she killed may just have been looking for a snack and a one night stand, and killing them may not have been self-defense.
* The Palatine Guard of Creator/MegCabot's ''Insatiable'' series see nothing wrong with [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique torturing]] a captive vampire, especially since nothing short of outright killing one would leave any evidence. Alaric Wulf, one such Guard, repeatedly [[InsaneTrollLogic makes the argument]] that since the BigBad who gravely injured his partner is a vampire, he is fully justified in summarily killing any and all vampires he meets, and any human who dares harbor one. In the first book, during the climactic battle against the BigBad and his minions, the Palatine Guard repeatedly shoot the vampire protagonist Lucien in the back (he survives because he is just that [=BadAss=]). For some reason that will presumably be explained in the next book, all this inspires [[IdiotPlot the female protagonist Meena to join the Palatine Guard]].
* Happens in [[Literature/TheVampireFiles P N Elrod's]] book ''Quincy Morris, Vampire'', which follows the story of the man who killed [[Creator/BramStoker Dracula]] when he rose as a vampire himself. Trying to convince Van Helsing that he only drank animal blood wasn't very effective. In story, his type of vampire is compared to a hunting dog vs Dracula's vicious wolf.
* ''Literature/IAmLegend'' is the TropeCodifier, if not the UrExample. Robert Neville, the [[LastOfHisKind last human on Earth]], spends his nights being tormented by vampires trying to get into his house and his days finding and slaying the creatures in their sleep. The title of the book comes from the end, where [[spoiler:Neville discovers that some of the vampires have learned to stop acting like monsters and have begun to form a new society. Since Neville was unaware of their presence, and he's been slaughtering vampires indiscriminately for ''years'', he's slain a large number of the good vampires. Neville realizes to his horror that they view him as a monster, and he takes a suicide pill before they can execute him.]]
* This is raised by Peter in ''Literature/MoonOverSoho'' along with the thorny problem of InhumanableAlienRights when it comes to sapient individuals who are carrying out paranormal crime. He makes the point that the courts are the place to deal with them, not just arbitrarily hunting them down and executing them. Ultimately, the author chooses to TakeAThirdOption in resolving it.
* In the ''Literature/LonelyWerewolfGirl'' books, the guild of Werewolf Hunters has no backstory to explain exactly why they are hunting werewolves, so tends to come across as this. Especially since their targets include a fashion designer, a pair of tourists, a pair of punk singers, and their manager.
* Creator/TanyaHuff's ''[[Literature/BloodBooks Blood Trail]]'' centers around this. The protagonist is called in to discover who's been murdering the local pack of werewolves; it turns out to be a religious neighbor who'd discovered their nature and decided to do God's work by killing the soulless abominations. When one of them saves his life, he realizes how badly he was mistaken and, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone unable to deal with it]], kills himself.
* Discussed in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' Watchmen books, most recently with goblins in ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}''.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' loves to play with this trope, given that it's a fantasy series and also a detective serial, so they are obligated to use every "things are not always as they seem" in the book:
** Played Straight: Harry's interactions with the vampires can initially [[spoiler:and later literally]] be called "genocidal", but later in the series, it's made clear that they are not necessarily evil or even harmful, with several vampires of various types joining his list of regular contacts.
*** It's worth mentioning that there are several types of vampires in the Dresdenverse: the Black Court are unholy abominations against life itself, the Red Court are demons in human suits, and the White Court are {{Emotion Eater}}s. Most of his contacts are in the White Court, since they're [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman much more human]] than the other types of vampires.
*** It's also worth mentioning that Red Court vamps can only become full vampires by killing a human and drinking their lifeblood. So ''every'' Red Court vamp has committed at least one murder, and probably a whole lot more than one.
*** It is more that the White Court prefer to rule through subterfuge and manipulation. The Black Court want to kill and slaughter and the Red Court want to subjugate through force (and are at war with the Council). So the White Court are definitely still, by and large, evil and dangerous. But in a manner that is a "lesser of two evils" kind of way.
** Averted: The Knights of the Cross, called by God to hunt evil and defend the innocent, are actually quite reasonable, understanding people who take the stance that redemption is within anyone's reach, human or monster. Eventually, they reveal that [[spoiler:their core purpose is to redeem people possessed by literal fallen angels, up to that point presented as their worst enemies.]][[spoiler:Heavily Averted: One of the Knights is such a redeemed.]]
** Subverted: Suspecting a supernatural creature of a crime due to FantasticRacism, then finding out that said creature was actually the RedHerring and a decent guy to boot is one of, if not the primary plot device of the series.
* In ''Literature/TheHouseOfNight'', TheFundamentalist Christians are accused of [[spoiler:brutally murdering two teachers at the House of Night.]] Averted when [[spoiler:Neferet is revealed to have arranged their deaths]].
* In ''Literature/{{Unique}}'' the Veiðimaðr are all over this one. Some of them have gone to prison when their would be victims called the cops on the strangers in town with too many guns and explosives and not enough permits. Others specifically prefer to let the TheMenInBlack hand the names and addresses of supernatural baddies who merit death; not because they're nonhuman but because they've committed violent felonies. The werewolves think of the hunters as TheDreaded.
* In ''Literature/AnnoDracula'', UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is a vampire hunter, and is seen in exactly the same way as the real Ripper was (that is, most people think he's a monster, but a handful don't see the women he kills as really being people). The sequels also occasionally reference it, most notably a sociopathic CaptainErsatz [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] in ''Literature/JohnnyAlucard'', who turns out to be [[spoiler:being manipulated by an actually evil vampire posing as her Watcher-counterpart]].
* ''Literature/RedMoonRising'' has poachers that hunt moon-runners (werewolves who Change outside the compounds) without regards for who they are as people. There were also the ''werewulfjaegers'', an extension of the SS that hunted werewolves and put them in separate concentration camps during the holocaust.
* The title character in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' makes it her mission to destroy every human infected with an alien needle symbiote, including her best friend.
* Funnily enough, a major theme of ''Literature/MonsterBloodTattoo'' - Rossamund bringing the issue up with Europe (SheWhoFightsMonsters ([[https://xkcd.com/725/ literally]])) is a major catalyst for their character development.
* Vampire hunters are a major enemy in ''Literature/TheUnitedStatesOfMonsters'' as they serve as domestic terrorists in TheUnmasquedWorld. This serves as a major source of the protagonists angst as he knows vampires are TheMafia and ruthless killers but the people fighting them are arguably worse.
* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', this was a long time common among the shadowhunters. They have hunted and killed the downwordlers for little or no reason at all. According to Jace, it was [[FantasticRacism a great step]] to consider downworldlers as like humans, rather than like demons.
* In the ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'' novels, pretty much every monster race is considered a threat to humanity to be hunted down and killed for a bounty on sight. To be fair, most of them are. But the government steps on the rights of those who have proven themselves civilized whenever it suits them to. Most notably, every time a major war breaks out, someone in the DOD revokes the PUFF exemption of Earl Harbinger (a 100 year old werewolf, and one of the few who has genuine control of his actions at full moon) so that they can force him to earn a new one by serving a tour of duty in a special forces unit, despite having no genuine grounds to do so.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' had James Horton and the Renegade Watchers from season 2 who wanted to kill all of the Immortals, believing them to be perversions of nature. This is turned around in the two-part episode Judgment Day/One Minute To Midnight. Immortal Jacob Galati is killing off all the Watchers (good or bad), after Horton and his followers killed his wife, Irene, and tried to do the same to him. He didn't care that most of them were innocent.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' mostly ignores this in the earlier seasons, until it is tackled head-on with the Initiative in season 4. They lump every non-human under 'evil', even going as far as experimenting on an untransformed, conscious werewolf. Riley, a member of the Initiative, makes negative comments about Oz being a werewolf, leading to Buffy angrily calling him a bigot. However, when the Initiative began to do the experiments mentioned above, he snaps out of it. In the episode "Phases" Buffy goes up against a werewolf hunter who sees nothing wrong with the fact that a werewolf is human most of the time (all day every day and all but three nights out of 28 or 29), but he is more of an amoral, greedy monster hunter than a bigoted, fanatical monster hunter.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'', on the other hand, dealt with this trope head-on, when it turned out that Gunn's old demon-slaying gang had started turning its sights on ''all'' demons, no matter how harmless they were. This appears to have been mostly out of boredom after the vampire nest they had used to fight was wiped out.
** As the series progressed, ''Series/{{Angel}}'' became like a Gothic version of ''Star Trek'' in a lot of ways, in the sense that ''demon'' was a catchment word which described a ''lot'' of different species; and though plenty of them were evil, in some cases, the word ''demon'' didn't rightfully imply anything negative about them at all. In the case of characters like Lorne and (later) Illyria, the value-neutral term ''extraterrestrial'' would have been a lot more appropriate.
*** Illyria probably is 'evil', or was originally. Or at least was Cthulhu, completely uncaring about lesser species and seeing them, at best, as pawns, if she saw them at all. It's just she doesn't understand the new world at all, and is without (most of) her powers and followers. Even all of her enemies are dead. She's only 'good' because the other people willing to explain things to her insist she behave in a certain way.
** Holtz, who--well, suffice to say, Angel's vampirism is only Holtz's ''second'' most pressing reason for wanting him dead. Holtz is fully aware of Angel's curse, but, unlike most other characters, he denies that this makes any ethical difference: "I will never agree that he has somehow been absolved from the past by the presence of his soul." Given his historical timeframe, this is pretty accurate for Holtz. Angel and Angelus are, essentially, the same being to him. That Angel feels bad is fine and good, but it's really up to God to forgive him if God feels Angel's suffered enough. Until then, Angelus has escaped mortal judgment time and again and is still an abomination.
** Holtz's attitude is actually very similar to Angel's own--both consider Angel responsible for what he did as Angelus. It's just that Angel is trying to make up for it while Holtz thinks he needs to die. Angel can never really make the claim that Holtz is ''wrong'' for pursuing his vendetta. He doesn't even try.
** The first season episode when a gang of demons arrive in LA and start killing "abominations": any demon who is even slightly human or half human, like one of the main characters, Doyle, or any vampire at all. According to the previous ''Buffy'' finale, they weren't purebloods themselves, either. The Nazi analogy isn't all that subtle, is it? This is ''the'' Angel theme. Some monsters aren't so bad!
** Another episode has him [[NiceJobBreakingItHero kill the last defender of a pregnant woman]], who was a Buddhist monk to boot. Until he takes up the role himself (protector, not Buddhist monk).
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Goes on the assumption that all monsters are naturally evil, but occasionally throws a curve ball, like when Sam and Dean encounter a group of vampires who [[VegetarianVampire abstain from human blood]] and feed on cattle. Gordon Walker, however, sees no difference between them and any other vampire, and Sam and Dean have to stop him from killing them all. However, later seasons have stressed the moral issues of the job of hunting, as it has been revealed that [[spoiler:most of the major threats, including demons, were human at some point]].
** Also contains an example in [[spoiler:Sam himself]], who is revealed to [[spoiler:have psychic powers as a result of demon blood fed to him as a baby. Although Sam is a hunter with good intentions throughout (even if those good intentions don't always bring good results)]], Gordon is dead set on killing him, because Gordon makes no distinction between good and evil when it comes to the supernatural and cannot be convinced that [[spoiler:Sam]] is on their side, believing him to be some form of [[TheAntiChrist Anti-Christ]]. [[spoiler:This eventually leads to Gordon's death. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome By barbed-wire decapitation]]]].
** Dean absolutely refuses to trust Ruby on grounds that she's a demon, asking Sam on several occasions why they haven't killed her yet, despite her insisting that all she wants to do is help the boys out [[spoiler:because she remembers being human]] and the lack of evidence to the contrary [[spoiler:until after Dean goes to Hell. [[PsychoSerum Turns out]] [[ManipulativeBastard he]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt was right]]]].
** Benny, a vampire Dean met [[spoiler:in Purgatory who helped him escape on the condition that Dean took Benny with him]], claims to be surviving off of stolen blood transfusions--and, so far, there hasn't been any evidence that he's lying about this--but that hasn't stopped Sam from wanting to chop off his head since the moment they met.
** Victor Rogers trains a group of teenage Hunters--all of whom have the requisite traumatic past--to kill vampires by setting them on newly embraced vampires who've been framed for grisly murders. [[spoiler:Worse still, he's been colluding with a genuinely evil vampire to accomplish this]].
** The British [[KnightTemplar Men]] [[AncientConspiracy of]] [[CreatureHunterOrganization Letters]] in Season 12 takes this UpToEleven. Between killing friendly monsters, killing a human psychic girl, who [[PowerIncontinence was unaware that she was killing others by using her abilities to call for help]] that the Winchesters saved from her religious abusive family, on the grounds that she's a monster, and really having no issue with ColdBloodedTorture, killing [[spoiler: or brainwashing]] hunters or even their own members for slightest sign of disobedience, the British Men of Letters are arguably [[HeWhoFightsMonsters far worse than the so-called monsters they kill]]. Their leadership is corrupt to the core, Mr. Arthur Ketch (their assassin) is TheSociopath (and outright stated as such) and an amoral hitman with no real belief in their ideology and only in it to satisfy his killer urges, and their code includes killing everything that is a monster (no matter if good or evil) and [[spoiler: their operatives are ChildSoldiers raised and indoctrinated in the code and then made to kill their friends to see if they're obedient. This haunts Mick Davies and eventually causes him to switch sides to the Winchesters only to get killed as [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness He Has Outlived His Usefulness]].]] For all their anti-monster propaganda, [[spoiler: the leadership has a backroom DealWithTheDevil with Crowley himself.]] It only gets worse from there. [[spoiler: Sam, in the Season 12 two-part finale, concludes that the British branch has crossed the MoralEventHorizon and leads a raid on their compound, killing all those present and cutting ties with the organization after the British Men of Letters start killing all the hunters.]] Needless to say, the American branch that Sam and Dean are a remnant of were very different, lacked the extremism and really had the best intentions at heart.
* The Hunters on ''Series/TeenWolf'' seem to go this route more often then not. Although in theory they have a Code that restricts them to hunting only werewolves that harm humans, most of them seem to have little problem with ignoring it and killing any werewolves they find. They have actually developed such a [[KnightTemplar self-righteous attitude]] towards their mission that they are even willing to torture and kill ordinary humans if it suits their goals, whether those humans actually have anything to do with werewolves or not. Combined with how well-equipped they are and the way that they generally outgun their victims by a wide margin, this creates the impression that they are thrill-killers rather than protectors of humanity.
** Their willingness to tolerate Scott is due to a complicated mix of him being a minor, not having killed anyone, and being important to Allison. Even so, this is a very tenuous tolerance, as shown by Gerard stabbing Scott in the gut and Victoria trying to murder him because they were still dating despite having been ordered to break up.
* On ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'', "Muffy the Werewolf Slayer" showed up, intending to hunt down and kill the protagonist; she was eventually convinced that, no, honest, [[strike:Angel]] Tommy was a ''good'' [[strike:vampire]] werewolf, though she found the concept pretty freaky. (Every other werewolf seen on the show is at minimum a PunchClockVillain and more likely a man-eating psychopath, so her surprise is understandable.)
* In a unique variant, ''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries'' once featured a hunter who killed ''humans'' in order to empower a cursed cross he could wield against vampires. Granted, the vampires in question weren't necessarily of the Friendly Neighborhood variety, but this guy's priorities were clearly whacked.
* ''Series/TrueBlood'' is a HBO series based upon the ''Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries'' novels by Charlaine Harris. Harris' vampires have "come out of the coffin", politically speaking, and since, naturally, "[[FantasticRacism God hates Fangs]]", there are more than a few religious types who find this disturbing.
* The UK miniseries ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' centers around the moral progression of the main character after he kills his friend-turned-vampire and joins up with the people hunting them. According to them, vampires, or Code Fives, are a "public health problem" who must be neutralized before they can organize any further. When it's revealed that the Code Fives [[spoiler:don't actually murder their prey, but, even more importantly, are close to designing viable synthetic blood]], Michael's role begins to change.
* When Justin, the monster hunter, met Juliet, the friendly neighborhood vampire in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.
* The Van Helsings in ''Series/YoungDracula'' towards Vlad.
* A ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' inevitably has this reputation among the creatures [[TheMasquerade hiding their presence]] by [[TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse living among humans]]. As Grimms have the ability to see them for what they really are [[GlamourFailure if they lose control]], they've historically been known to mercilessly hunt and slaughter non-humans. [[TheHero Nick]], however, being a police officer, tries to treat them as he would anyone else once he figures out what's going on, and prefers to arrest the ones who break the law whenever possible, rather than hunting them. That said, even the ones who legitimately try to live normal lives can be extremely dangerous. Even Monroe, the [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighborhood]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Big Bad Wolf]], only says that he doesn't kill people ''anymore'' and ended up ripping a guy's arm off when he lost control in a fight.
** Interestingly, we later learn in the second series that there is a RenegadeSplinterFaction of Grimm who are ''even worse'' and consider decapitation to be the finale of a good week of solid torture. Monroe explains that these guys became so bad, the Wesen felt that they had no choice but to fight back, with the [[TheHunterBecomesTheHunted Reapers]] being the end result.
* Father Kemp of ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' has no qualms in killing most of Bristol's vampire population, kills werewolves under the guise of helping them, and forcibly exorcises ghosts. He does this in spite of a good number of them actually being decent people just trying to live a normal life.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' plays with this a great deal--on a few occasions, ruthless vampires framed more peaceful ones for their crimes and let the town's indiscriminate Council kill them. Of particular notice is Bill Forbes, who actually tortured his own daughter in an attempt to teach her not to be a vampire. More recently, [[spoiler:the repeated deaths of Alaric Saltzman allowed the ancient witch Esther to turn him into one of these, to the extent that he brutally murdered other Council members for their failure to kill every vampire]].
** Used towards the end of Season 1 with the Founders Council and in particular with "Uncle John"'s arrival in town--mainly as he was such an unsympathetic jerkass. May be a BrokenAesop as some, if not most, of the vampires really are amoral killers that need to be put down, and even the 'good' ones can go off the rails on occasions. Compare with other vampire shows where this trope is taken even further.
*** Mind you, part of the problem with Uncle John is that he seems prepared to team up with some of the nastiest vampires out there to kill off friendlier ones... and is prepared to risk humans for a chance to kill vampires.
* Emil Danko of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has the job of capturing evil people with powers. However, he hates everyone with an ability and rounds them all up.
* This happens--sorta kinda--in ''Clarimonde'', the 1998 TV adaptation of ''La morte amoureuse'' by Theophile Gautier. The title character [[spoiler:is an old witch who keeps herself alive and beautiful by having sex with the Catholic priests. She does not rape or hurt the men, but in the end she is killed.]]
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' when the group arrives in Kiva's World, a man walks into the photo studio and asks for their services, before suddenly transforming into a Fangire. When Tsukasa transforms into Decade to fight, the Fangire flees in fear and shouts about being persecuted. It's only a while later that the protagonists find out that in this world, humans and Fangires live in peace. [[spoiler:Or at least tries to, but not everyone agrees...]]
* In one episode of ''{{Series/Beetleborgs}}'', a young vampire hunter attempts to slay Count Fangula, who is actually quite harmless and forms no danger to anyone in the nearby town, due to his incompetence. After the vampire hunter is scared by Flabber, disguised as a dragon, he proclaims Fangula to be an insignificant vampire, being more trouble than he is worth, thus allowing Fangula to live.


* This trope is PlayedForLaughs in the Music/StarBomb song "Crasher-Vania" {{Dracula}} and his monster friends are just trying to have a party, when [[{{Franchise/Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]] shows up and starts slaughtering them. [[spoiler:Turns out he was just upset that Drac didn't invite him.]]


[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/TheWorldOfDarkness'' games in general are big fans of this.
** ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning'' and its spiritual sequel ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'' explore these themes, as they're part of a larger cosmology where the monsters can very well be either good or evil.
*** In ''Reckoning'', viewpoints range from "Kill 'em all" (Avenger) to "Kill 'em when they threaten humanity" (Defender) to "Study them, and use that to your advantage" (Visionary) to "Some of them can be cured" (Redeemer) to "They can be good people, too" (Innocent).
*** In ''Vigil'', the Compacts and Conspiracies range from new media visionaries who wish to study and expose the paranormal, to fundamentalist Christians who want to "redeem" monsters, to [[ChurchMilitant Church Militants]] who view monsters as demons, to debauched aristocrats who kill monsters because it's ''fun''. Then again, it says a lot that hunter society has a term for cells that work with monsters towards a greater goal. That term is "cancer cell."
** Even outside of direct hunter-monster interactions, werewolves in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' are strongly encouraged by their elders to destroy anything associated with the Wyrm and are quite capable of dusting [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade vampires]], even though not all vampires in the setting are [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires reliably evil]]; this antagonism does not appear in the spiritual sequel ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'', where werewolves are at worse indifferent to vampires.
** The Technocracy in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' were initially played as HunterOfMonsters gone KnightTemplar, but CharacterDevelopment in later editions revealed that they're not so reliably bad.
** This defines Heroes in ''TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial''. Both Beasts and Heroes are drawn into a [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality higher narrative]], where the Beast represents the fear of the darkness and the Hero represents the light and the wisdom drawn from mankind's encounter with said Beast. The problem is, the narrative's shifted, so now, Heroes tend to see little difference between Beasts who show restraint in their teachings and Beasts who just slaughter to feed their strange hungers - there are only monsters, and they all must die to keep humanity safe. Oddly enough, Heroes are often ''totally fine'' with getting along with other supernaturals - it's only the Beasts that draw their ire.
** Fan-made game line ''TabletopGame/PrincessTheHopeful'' has the Queen of Storms and her followers, a faction of [[DarkMagicalGirl Twilight Princesses]] who are forced to follow this trope by doctrine. Their ideal is that [[TheDarkSide the Darkness]] must be destroyed no matter what, meaning they will just as easily kill AlwaysChaoticEvil [[TheHeartless Darkspawns]] and [[HumanoidAbomination Mnemosyne]] who actively try to harm people as they will kill people slightly corrupted by it against their will and who could still could be saved. Showing mercy to anything tainted or consumed by Darkness will cause them to lose access to part of their power, which they can then only restore by hurting themselves to near the point of unconsciousness.
* Likely to pop up in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' (another fine White Wolf product).
** Most player characters, larger-than-life heroic badasses by default, are bound to have to deal with the fact that a great many people consider them demonic "Anathema" out only to tempt them into straying from the "one true faith" (the Immaculate Faith)...and that there are quite a few powerful individuals and factions around who'd just as soon see them safely dead once they learn of their existence. All this while trying to save the world from all sorts of ''genuine'' threats...
** This can also happen to Abyssal and Infernal Exalted, which are usually the evil champions of said genuine threats. Not ''all'' of them are bad, however--it's possible to play either type as a hero or anti-hero. But other Exalted, even outside the Immaculate catechism, may well decide to fight them as part of the general struggle against the Deathlords, Neverborn, and Yozi. It doesn't help that Abyssals are largely {{Walking Wasteland}}s whether they like it or not, and the Infernal Green Sun Princes are all slowly turning into {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
* [[ZigZaggingTrope Treated oddly]] by ''TabletopGame/UnknownArmies'', especially with the [[ChurchMilitant Order of St. Cecil]]. They're [[BeliefMakesYouStupid religious fanatics]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters who kidnap, brainwash, or kill anything that smells of]] DemonicPossession. [[EnemyMine That includes helping your group take down really nasty monsters]], [[EldritchAbomination frying creeps]] fresh out of a ReligiousHorror flick, [[AndYourLittleDogToo or kidnapping and stealing the magic from the cute bibliomancer]] [[DeathBySex one of the players was hitting on earlier]]. [[GrayAndGreyMorality On the other hand,]] [[AntiVillain they are interested in justice and saving living things]]. [[BoredWithInsanity Sometimes, the 'cured' adepts are happy about it]], [[TheMadHatter knew they were mad]], [[SanityHasAdvantages and are better off afterwards]].
* Rudolph van Richten, ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'''s greatest monster-hunting expert, could have gone down this path, but chose not to let hatred rule his life. His books on ghosts, werebeasts, witches, and Vistani address the possibility that a "monster" may be inoffensive and/or unwilling; other Ravenloft monsters are so irredeemably evil and destructive that the hate crimes are justified in their case.
* The [[StateSec Imperial Inquisition]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' occasionally has this trope called in. The Inquisition's usual response is to execute everyone involved and resume the hunt. Given [[WorldHalfEmpty the universe they live in]] and [[ArtifactOfDoom the]] [[TheCorruption dangers]] [[TheVirus they]] [[EldritchAbomination typically]] [[OmnicidalManiac deal]] [[SealedEvilInACan with]], this is usually [[IDidWhatIHadToDo the correct response]].
** It is not as much as being a correct response, but the sheer cost of a possible mistake. Missing s single Chaos worshiper or a Genestealer hybrid can cause entire planets or even star systems to be overrun. When the safety of billions depend on your decision, you are not allowed to take any chances.
** It's also a question of sheer scale; there are far more planets in the Imperium than there are Inquisitors, it's often easier and cheaper to depopulate and resettle an area than to face whatever might be getting established there, and the local authorities usually don't have the clearance to know that the things the Inquisition fights are even possible. The Imperium prides itself on counting the lives of planets, not men, and frankly they can't even keep track of that since they're conquered and lost so frequently.
* The Anvilicious ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' adventure 'Gothic' from the modern day Goatswood campaign book, in which the scenario writer clearly states that the [=PCs=] are expected to sympathise with a couple of vampires who 'just happen to be' gay. Quite apart from issuing victim status to a pair of undead parasites, the scenario then goes on to indicate that all of their antagonists are raving bigots ''and'' to give us all a large dose of ChristianityIsCatholic in a way that doesn't sit too well with its rural English setting. Needless to say, this adventure takes a lot of re-writing to be playable.
* Witch hunters in ''TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures'' range from comparatively decent sorts who try to target witches that are actually a problem for people and are willing to let children off with a warning, to the Malleus Maleficarum, who take Van Helsing Hate Crimes into KnightTemplar territory, being perfectly willing to kill (relatively) harmless witches and children, and whose ultimate goal is the complete genocide of witches.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Despite supplements that directly oppose this, many gamers assume that Evil=Ok to kill, with or without another reason.
** Some supplements that oppose the idea of killing evil do so by assigning the evil alignment (in terms of a statistics block) to characters who are in no way evil in thought or deed. So they don't really oppose the idea that evil = okay to kill so much as they dispense with any meaning behind the terms "good" and "evil" beyond how they affect spell mechanics.
** In older versions of D&D, "Lawful" implied good and "Chaotic" implied evil. "Old School" D&D derivative ''Lamentations of the Flame Princess'' uses Lawful to mean "assigned a destiny by higher powers" and Chaotic to mean "aware of incomprehensibly powerful cosmic forces that could engulf our world any day now". There's no moral code or philosophy attached to either alignment; spells that detect "good" or "evil" merely detect entanglement with these powers/forces, although characters may not see it that way. Notably, all Clerics are Lawful and all Magic-Users (and Elves, who use MU spells) are Chaotic.
** A slightly less common, but still all too regular occurrence, is for players to forget that there aren't actually all that many races that are ''all'' Evil. Killing evil without other provocation may be borderline, but killing someone without provocation because you wrongly assume that they are evil...
** The Eberron setting comes flat out and says that there are no AlwaysChaoticEvil races (well, ''maybe'' the daelkyr). An orc or goblin is about as likely to be a respectable merchant as a bloodthirsty savage, and the elves are xenophobic semi-necromancers (which, again, doesn't ''automatically'' mean "evil"). FantasticRacism is still a thing, of course, but it's no longer a justified trope. Dragons are also no longer ColorCodedForYourConvenience.
** Fifth edition introduces the "Oath of Redemption" Paladin, who strives to pull a HeelFaceTurn in their foes as opposed to killing them.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' also features this in one of the supplementals with [[http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/advancedRaceGuide/coreRaces/halfOrcs.html#_redeemer-(paladin) the "Redeemer" Paladin, a Half-Orc exclusive subset]] where the player takes a SocietyIsToBlame standpoint for most "monstrous" creatures. All bets are off with the ''really'' AlwaysChaoticEvil races (Undead, Evil Outsiders, and evil-aligned Dragons), though.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' has this in spades. There are plenty of nasty bugaboos running around in the Weird West. Most of them are pure unadultered evil, but some just want to get on with their lives, and some have volunteered or been strongarmed into becoming [[TheMenInBlack Men In Black]] or monster-hunters. You can even play an undead MIB if you want to.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Stranger in ''Terminal Reality's'' game ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'' is a prime example.
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'', Sypha Belnades ([[BoomerangBigot herself a witch]]) spends her time hunting vampires, werewolves, and those who wield Dracula's power. Unfortunately, her targets turn out to be Alucard, Cornell, and Shanoa, all of whom oppose Dracula just as much as she does. The game tried to justify it by having Sypha come from the timeline before ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse'' began, thus having not yet met or allied with Alucard.
* In both ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' games, the protagonist has to (if he so chooses) save Viconia, [[OurElvesAreDifferent the drow elf]] -- once from a KnightTemplar and once from being [[BurnTheWitch burned at the stake]]. Viconia is technically [[NeutralEvil not a very nice person]], but it's clear people will attack her when she's just minding her own business.
* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', there are [[spoiler:High Vampires running a high-end brothel who drink the blood of customers without turning them]] and [[spoiler:a Franchise/{{Batman}}esqe, crime-fighting werewolf]]. Both present conflicts for Geralt, a Witcher, whose sole purpose is to destroy monsters. In the books, Geralt clearly states at a few points that his moral codex does not allow him to kill sentient beings (like vampires, werewolves, and dragons) without provocation or evidence of their evildoings. And Geralt's explanation for why peasants keep believing in monsters imagined by themselves (while still existing in fantasy setting)? They want to know there's something more monstrous than them. It is stated that vampires are simply another race that came there during Conjunction, and that they reproduce 'normally' (blood is only an equivalent of alcohol for them and can be eliminated from their diet completely.) Geralt's definition of "monster" includes humans too. While his silver sword is more suited for slaying supernatural beings and his steel sword is more suited for killing humans, he says that both are for monsters.
** A DLC quest in [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt the third game]], "Skellige's Most Wanted", can be resolved peacefully by Geralt's {{Defi|edTrope}}ance of this trope. A werewolf, a troll, a godling and [[spoiler:the doppler who issued the quest]] will ambush Geralt to try to murder him, and Geralt can [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWCo8KAn9FY recall all the times he spared or helped monsters in other quests]]. [[spoiler:Though the werewolf will still attack.]]
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** The Forsaken complain about the Alliance not making much of a distinction between them and the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Scourge]], an attitude that drove them to join the Horde. This may be excused by the fact that most of the Forsaken not only KickTheDog but also get a good laugh out of it, but there are also examples of Forsaken who are upstanding citizens.
** The Worgen of Gilneas have a bit of this as well. Most Worgen are beasts, though often cunning ones, while the Gilneans have found a way to retain a human mind. The people of the town of Darkshire, however, still see the Worgen on a whole as monsters to be exterminated, so the Gilnean Worgen who maintain their non-human forms have set up their base some ways away from the actual town and those within it maintain a human form around the locals.
*** Semi-justified because the town has been fighting the feral Worgen for years, and the Gilneans' new found sentience is fairly new to everyone.
** The Scarlet Crusade, a band of zealots who are determined to wipe out all undead. However their zealotry is so extreme that any living being not of their order are considered to be potential carriers of the plague and must be eliminated to halt the Scourge's growth.
* A low-level version of this is kind of a running theme in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. Playable characters (particularly Reimu) tend to attack youkai just for being youkai (and the majority are reasonbly decent people). It's even pretty much the entire reason that the 12th game happened (except for Marisa, who was just thought it would be interesting). On the other hand, combat is non-lethal, and some oddball metaphysics makes conflict between humans and youkai necessary, so...
* Shades of this appear in later ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' games; the Maverick Hunters dutifully destroy any Reploid that goes "Maverick", according to their standards...which would be fine, if those standards were limited to those Reploids actively infected with TheVirus or deliberately causing grievous harm to humanity and/or Reploidkind. Unfortunately, it seems to encompass ''any'' form of resistance against the natural order of things, including otherwise non-hostile acts like exiling themselves to their own space colony (''VideoGame/MegaManX4''), or merely having traits that could potentially cause problems with controlling them (''VideoGame/MegaManX6''). In fact, [[AllThereInTheManual it's revealed in]] ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'' that the Maverick Hunter commander in charge during ''X4'' retired in disgrace for ''mis''applying the label of "Maverick" on Repliforce, and thus causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Reploids. Doesn't stop X or Zero from blowing away their DesignatedVillain targets, though.
** The Repliforce incident was something of a BrokenAesop with regard to this. Repliforce, standing accused of destroying a city, not only refuse to come in for questioning to help clear their names, but spout some nonsensical self-entitled military philosophy as justification, instead of more legitimate concerns like fear of being scapegoated. Adding to their actions during the course of the game (launching a coup, occupying several cities, Storm Owl terrorizing the skies in a space fortress, and Jet Stingray destroying a city... the last one being exactly what they were framed for and causing them to be declared Maverick in the first place), painting Repliforce as unfortunate victims of an unfair government just seems like whitewashing.
*** An often overlooked but crucial detail is that X and Zero (and Axl) give them a choice. They always come asking for cooperation or surrender and are refused each time, with the (sometimes suspected) Maverick opting to try to murder what are effectively police officers instead of complying. Colonel refused every offer to stop the coup and surrender, as did all the rest of the Repliforce soldiers, and the only Reploid in ''X5'' who didn't want to waste time fighting was Squid Adler, who unfortunately succumbed to the [[TheVirus The Sigma Virus]] immediately after agreeing to help them. One of the saddest cases was Rainy Turtloid, created by Gate who was given extremely durable armor for navigating through dangerous areas. He was feared for what he could do ''if'' he turned evil and Gate was punished for opposing the decision to weaken him so he'd be less of a potential threat. In the end, he took his own life so Gate wouldn't suffer further ramifications before being resurrected in ''X6''. He said he knew where X or Zero was coming from, (Gate now being insane) but [[UndyingLoyalty he couldn't bring himself to betray the one person who gave him a second chance.]] For his part, X was shown to be horrified at the thought of fighting him.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', there is a series of quests in which the player helps save pacifist goblins from a group called Humans Against Monsters.
** HAM's counterpart in the distant east are the Purists, who attempt to exterminate local [[HumanSubspecies true-breeding mutant humans]] like the sea orphans on the basis that they are becoming monsters. [[spoiler: They've already succeeded with the sky orphans; Shanao is the LastOfHisKind.]]
* ''Videogame/MasterOfTheWind'' plays around with FantasticRacism a lot, and while vampires generally ''are'' AlwaysChaoticEvil, the undead are not. So when bad guys decide to remove undead hero Stoic when he becomes an inconvenience, they just tell the KnightTemplar priestess/mage Gabriella Robin where he'll be and wait for her to do their job for them.
* In ''VideoGame/DivinityIIEgoDraconis'', the Dragon Slayers have been systematically exterminating all the dragons and Dragon Knights because a Dragon Knight betrayed and murdered [[CrystalDragonJesus The Divine One]] during a confrontation with [[BigBad Damian, the Damned One]] long ago. Not only are the dragons mostly innocent of this (the murderer was corrupted and controlled by Damian at the time [[spoiler:and the Divine One is still alive since the murder was fake and he is just imprisoned in another dimension]]), but they have been hard at work preventing Damian from destroying the world ever since then, a task not made easier by having an organization dedicated specifically to their personal annihilation.
* TheReveal in ''VideoGame/NieR'' shows that [[spoiler:the shades, aka "Gestalts", that the player has been killing are far from evil monstrosities. They're the true humans while the humans we've seen are "Replicants", shells initially meant for the Gestalts to bond with once the millennium-long plan to save humanity came to fruition. However, Nier, in his tireless quest to save his daughter/sister, has ensured the extinction of humanity. Worst part is that the Gestalts normally have no way of communicating with the Replicants (who were not supposed to be sentient in the first place) and many of the Gestalts have gone insane.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** The Silver Hand is a [[CreatureHunterOrganization group dedicated to hunting]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]]. This seems like a fairly noble goal, however, they [[KnightTemplar don't make any distinction]] between the werewolves who are actually a threat and those who [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire just want to live]] (such as [[spoiler:the inner circle of the [[AdventureGuild Companions]]]]). If that weren't enough, a tour of some of their bases indicates that, when they have a chance, they'll capture a werewolf alvie, torture it to death, dismember the corpse, and study it in order to gain every advantage they can against the enemy. Of course they are also hostile to the PlayerCharacter even if they aren't a werewolf, making them little better than a group of bandits who ''happens'' to focus on werewolves. You can also find dead [[CatFolk Khajiit]] in some of their prison cells. While it's possible the Khajiit were werewolves, as ''[[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Elder Scrolls]]'' were-creatures avert ThisWasHisTrueForm by staying in whatever form they were killed in, it is also possible the Silver Hand simply don't see a difference (two-legs and fur) and/or are just extreme [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racists]].
** The Vigilants of Stendarr are a wandering order who formed following the events of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], devoted to Stendarr, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divine]] of Mercy and Justice. They are dedicated to wiping out any supernatural threats to Nirn, including vampires, werewolves, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]], worshipers of Daedra, etc. However, they make no distinction between friendly/non-malevolent individuals of these types and the ones who are actual threats. They are even known to accost Daedra worshipers when found, demanding that they hand over any Daedric artifacts they may possess, even if the artifact in question comes from one of the more benevolent Daedric Princes.
--> ''"Stendarr's mercy be upon you, for the vigil has none to spare."''
** After a certain point in the main quest, the [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] will refuse to associate with you unless you [[spoiler:kill [[TokenHeroicOrc Paarthurnax]], even though he plays a crucial role in [[BigBad Alduin]]'s defeat and is the mentor to the Greybeards. Admittedly, Paarthurnax himself agrees [[StrawmanHasAPoint they are not entirely wrong]], since the will to dominate is in his nature as a dragon and it is only through great effort and meditation that he keeps control of himself.]]
** The ''Dawnguard'' DLC adds the titular order of {{Vampire Hunter}}s, which was re-formed by a man whose methods were considered ''too extreme by the Vigilants of Stendarr'', so it's not a surprise this comes into play. Isran, said reformer, [[TheExtremistWasRight is absolutely right]] about vampires being a major threat, potentially of [[TheNightThatNeverEnds apocalyptic]] proportions, but it takes a lot for the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] to convince him not to exterminate [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Serana]], and even then he only agrees because she is more valuable alive than dead. The Dawnguard will also be hostile to a vampire Dragonborn, even if said Dragonborn avoids drinking blood at all, or only feeds on [[PayEvilUntoEvil bandits and other villains]]. Serana herself invokes this on the Dragonborn, reasoning that they technically could kill her just because she is a vampire, but should not do so because there are eviler forces in motion and she is just trying to understand what's going on.
* Vanda Hellsing from ''Dead Hungry Diner''. Initially protecting the town of Ravenwood from zombies by fighting them, when the main characters Gabriel and Gabriella find a peaceful alternative, she's disgusted and starts trying to kill their monstrous customers.
* Donovan Baine from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is a monster killer. In the opening to ''Night Warriors'', he is shown targeting, in addition to definite bad apples like Huitzil and Lord Raptor, Felicia. Felicia is a perfectly nice, kind (almost innocent) CatGirl who is a FriendToAllChildren. Yet Donovan still wants to kill her.
** More explicitly an element of Bulleta/B.B. Hood's character. She kills monsters simply because she's greedy and sadistic, gleefully targeting even harmless fellow cast members for death. Her ending even involves her preparing to murder a pair of innocent wolf demons who are already terrified of her from the monster news reports of her indiscriminate slaughter.
** The UDON comic adaptation depicts {{Cat Girl}}s (like Felicia) as an offshoot of humanity often lumped in with more hell-raising types of monster. Anyway, an example as literal as they come is shown--a murderer being dragged into a police car, bragging about what he did to a bunch of cat women.
* It's practically impossible to kill monsters and not do this in ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Rachni seem like just your regular monster, wreaking havoc on the research facility on Noveria, but it turns out they're sentient and somewhat intelligent and only attacking because the research that was done on them drove them insane. The Thorian that terrorizes colonists on Feros is a debatable example: yes, it distrusts humanoids after it was double-crossed by Saren, but it's quite clear that before then it only had a use for humanoids as slaves or fertilizer. And even the geth get enough sympathy in the sequel that just shooting them on sight like we'd been accustomed to isn't as justified as we thought.
** The second and third game make it clear that the geth have been on the receiving end of this from the quarians for over three hundred years. Legion reveals that despite desperately wanting to make peace with their Creators, they cannot understand why whenever they try to stop fighting, the quarians respond by ''immediately'' opening fire, forcing the geth to once again defend themselves.
--->'''Legion''': Creators initiated hostilities. We fought only to defend ourselves.\\
'''Zaal'Korris''': You're saying your people would be open to the idea of peace?\\
'''Legion''': Not without additional data that suggests co-existence is possible or desirable for the Creators. When the Creators have believed they had an advantage over the geth, they have attacked 100% of the time.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', Arcueid accuses the Church of this, saying that the simple fact that she's a vampire is considered enough to warrant her death in their eyes, regardless of anything else. For their part, the one agent of the Church met in the game acknowledges that Arcueid is not (currently) evil and doesn't even drink blood, but considers her enough of a ''potential'' threat that she feels justified in trying to kill her anyway. Then again, Arcueid is something of an anomaly in being a human-friendly vampire; pretty much every other vampire mentioned is evil, or at least uncaring about human life. In fact, most of the reason the Church doesn't pick fights with Arcueid more often is because they know [[PersonOfMassDestruction how powerful she is]], and are aware that only the most elite of their elite agents would even have a prayer of surviving against her.
* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', the quest-giver for Whitehelm is Sapphira, a vampire noblewoman. She says that vampires have traditionally lived in peace with other residents of Whitehelm, and is outraged (and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge vengeful]]) that the religious authorities are trying to do away with her.
* Hilariously, the VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}} DLC trailer for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' has Bayonetta attack [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Pit and Dark Pit]] on sight, as though they were like the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent far more unsympathetic angels]] of her own game.
* In ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', Lady was introduced as a demon hunter to believed all demons are evil. Dante helps convince her that not all demons are evil and not all humans are good.
* ''ShadowOfTheColossus'' takes this as a primary theme. You have to kill Colossi to advance the story, but it's heavily implied that at least some of them are perfectly peaceful and they don't deserve to die.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', there's the ongoing conflict between Carmilla and the Reverend Darren Englund and his student posse. So far, he's been behind at least two attempts on her life. (To be fair, Sara is generally depicted as one of the good guys right now, but it's easy to see why even characters rather less fanatic than Englund might worry that there could be a FaceHeelTurn looming in her future--and as she's a budding cosmic entity, that would be decidedly bad news.) Even better, there's a [[SuperheroSchool Whateley]] student named Nightbane. She's an Exemplar blonde and good religious girl whose powers are ideally suited to fighting creatures of the night. She's the bad guy, since she's trying very hard to kill Carmilla.
** Carmilla's a descendant of Shub-Niggurath on her father's side and of Cthulhu on her mother's side. She is foretold to be the thing that wipes humanity off the face of the earth and replaces us with her spawn. As The Kellith, she has an evil cult that numbers in the thousands. She has CombatTentacles as well as Naughty Tentacles. Her closest (only?) living relative is a high-level supervillain known as the Necromancer. If there weren't stories told from her point of view, no one would think the Reverend and his monster hunters were in the wrong.
** Meanwhile, Humanity First, the Knights of Purity, elements within the MCO and their sympathizers within the police will commit hate crimes against vulnerable mutants if they think they can get away with it.
* PlayedForLaughs in WebVideo/JourneyQuest with a support group for reformed members of evil races-- which is happened upon by HeroicComedicSociopath Glorion, who proceeds to cheerfully announce, "Die, evil races!" and butcher them all.
* The Wiki/SCPFoundation is determined to contain every abnormal being they come across, even if they're completely harmless. One of its rival organizations, the Global Occult Coalition, plays this straighter, as they are dedicated to ''destroying'' every SCP they can find.
** Partly subverted in that "contain" has a flexible meaning based on just how harmless a given SCP is. For [[OmnicidalManiac SCP-682]], "contain" means "keep in vat of concentrated sulfuric acid so as to prevent 682 from murdering humanity"; for the tickle monster that once managed to subdue 682, it just means "keep fed and happy".
** Some, like SCP-085 (the 2D woman) and SCP-507 (the Dimensional Shifter), are quite friendly with staff members. 507 even gets (monitored) internet access.
** Others (the every-drink-ever machine) get put in the break room. Under ''heavy'' observation, in case someone orders a cup of [[TooDumbToLive antimatter]].
** As a general rule of writing, an SCP has to fit into the CosmicHorrorStory tone of the series in ''some'' way, and, as such, anyone who doesn't deserve to be detained (like the aforementioned SCP-507) is generally BlessedWithSuck and ''very glad'' they stay somewhere with a lot of doctors on hand. The Foundation doesn't hate anomalies--[[BlackAndGrayMorality they're just not allowed to go free]].
** Even the Global Occult Coalition is implied to not be as bad as the Foundation makes them out to be. It's sometimes heavily implied the whole "kill every SCP they come across" is just the Foundation's ''opinion'' of them and they have deeper goals and interests.
*** GOC's policy towards the anomalous may actually be closer to "join us or die", as unlike the Foundation, the GOC is much more willing to employ anomalous humans and make use of MagiTech to fight against anomalies.

* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' deals with this occasionally.
** The world mostly operates on the convenient D&D AlwaysChaoticEvil (and ColorCodedForYourConvenience) rules for creatures, but occasionally, questions are raised, especially in the "Start of Darkness", where we see the Sapphire Guard slaughtering a peaceful goblin village and learn the reason ''why'' some fully sentient species are AlwaysChaoticEvil in the first place (hint: gods are jerks).
** In fact, most times Redcloak gets a significant portion of dia/monologue with the heroes, he spends time pointing out these kinds of things.
** Also lampshaded when [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0013.html the plot first arrives.]]
** The rule seems to be that demons and undead (which are literally MadeOfEvil) are AlwaysChaoticEvil, but that the other stereotypically evil races (goblins, orks, hobgoblins, lizardmen, etc) can be good or evil, just like humans or dwarves or elves.
* ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'' brings this up a lot, especially when it comes to the difference between Hellsing and their Catholic counterparts [[KnightTemplar Iscariot]]. They do the same things (on occasion), but for very different reasons.
* ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' goes so far as to have a ''zombie'' shout "HATE CRIME!" at the [[DesignatedHero heroes]] after they shoot it. That said, this zombie had just been having a conversation with his buddy about how he'd murdered a few of the living (and yet still portrayed himself as the victim), so this wasn't exactly undeserved...
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Riff has occasionally been cast in this light when it comes to Sam (a vampire) and Aylee (an alien). He cools down on it a little when Torg points out that Riff's own MadScientist experiments are just as likely to cause mass destruction and death as any monster. But he ultimately ends up [[spoiler:destroying his friendship with Torg and Zoe in his efforts to put Sam down]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}: Life Through Their Eyes'' is built on this trope. It takes place in a universe where the traditionally evil races of D&D are *not* always chaotic evil, but still have their traditional reputation. Enough fantastic racism is in place that the "good" races are perfectly willing to slaughter them now and cast spells that reveal alignment never. To drive the point home, it introduces members of the "good" races, such as Kore, Dellyn Goblinslayer, and Saral Caine, who are amoral at best and far more vile than any characters from the "evil" races at worst. Kore is a paladin who kills a dwarven child because prolonged contact with "evil" contaminated him, and Dellyn's actions sicken even Min-Max, a brainless fighter who (at the time) had no problem killing monsters.
* In ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'', the West Yorkshire Anti-Zombie Unit leap into action when they meet [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20021031 Zombie!Shelley]] ([[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20021022 long story]]), but soon have the error of their ways pointed out to them. Ashamed, they decide to be a "more caring group, rehabilitating offenders in the community," because "Just because someone doesn't have a soul, doesn't mean they don't have a heart." [[http://www.scarygoround.com/sgr/ar.php?date=20021204]]
* In ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', most warrior angels attack demons on sight, due to generations of conditioning from [[ForeverWar the Great War]]. Notably the seraph Denevol, who tried to kill "Demons and [[CategoryTraitor traitors]]", aka completely inoffensive protagonists Buwaro and Kieri.
* ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName'' features Abner Van Slyk, a PunchClockVillain who doesn't care much about the difference between [[FullyEmbracedFiend Adelaide]] and [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Conrad]].
* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' and its spin-off, ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'', has entire academies of monster-slayers. Bizarrely, while the heads of these schools seem to be on good terms with the principal of [[AllGhoulsSchool Charybdis Heights]], no effort appears to have been made to teach young slayers that most monsters nowadays are ''not'' ravening, murderous beasts. Granted, when someone like a succubus loses control, things get very dangerous very quickly.
** Played for comedy with Tiffany Winters, an obvious {{Expy}} of [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy Summers]], who knows Layla and was out to stake her at least three times we saw plus ''[[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/it_is_for_realsies 12 times only in that park]]'', but always was...''distracted'', usually by [[LesYay adoring Layla]]. Early on she's [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/staking_customers disappointed]] when ''not'' bitten and by now is clearly (in her own terms) either a "[[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/that_i_am_alive bite junkie]]", into "[[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/curse_you_hormones sexy vampire bities]]" or both. Layla [[UnknownRival still doesn't suspect]] Tiff can be anything but her good friend. In [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/treasure_it_always_-_guest_strip a guest comic]], she ended up as an "old friend" of another hunter just as effortlessly.
** Tiffany also expressed desire to ''"[[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/exterminate exterminate!]]"'' witches, and is eager to be distracted from any [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/next_to_this_altar evidence of Melissa being a witch]]. Of course, given the old rivalry between her good friends, it got funnier when these two problems [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/school_of_monstery_monsters intersected]].
* In ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', "Creatures" (anything is more innately powerful than the "normal" anthropomorphic Beings--demons, dragons, [[EmotionEater 'cubi]], etc) have not only a well-deserved reputation of being AlwaysChaoticEvil [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] (in the sense of devouring other sapient beings), but also a culture that encourages it, to the extent that Beings officially sponser and train adventurers who have a reputation for not always being as discriminating as they could be. While it is true that the exact innocence of the Creatures being killed can be highly debatable, a lot of Creature protestations being based in MoralMyopia and the adventures [[VillainHasAPoint do have legitimate reasons to go after Creatures in general]], there is at least one reported case of a totally innocent 'Cubi being killed just for her race: [[spoiler:Mink's mother]].
* ''Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad'' gets into this a few times. Stephanie in particular sees all Cryptids that ways and, despite threats from the PETA (a group that's trying to protect the monsters), kills many of them without remorse. Things gets get complicated though when [[spoiler:her sister Katie, is turned into a werewolf during an investigation and their newest member J.C turns out to be a damphyr.]] Thus she has to start reeling in her prejudice and learning not all monsters are out to hurt humanity and she needs to focus on the ones that ''are'' a threat. Oh yeah and Steph's the "old friend" mentioned in the ''Eerie Cuties'' example above.
* In ''Webcomic/BramAndVlad'', it's Bram - Van Helsing's descendant, ironically - that points out to the other vampire hunters that they should find more peaceful ways of solving their problems with the vampires in [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bram_and_Vlad/5447243/ this arc]]. The old Vordenburgs were also guilty of pursuing Carmilla's family relentlessly because [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Bram_and_Vlad/5468012/ she put their ancestor in the friendzone.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Doctor Von Goosewing from ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' keeps coming after the titular Count, despite the fact that he (the Count) is a vegetarian (actual vegetarian--not just a VegetarianVampire). In the Doctor's defense, all of Duckula's previous incarnations were exactly as bad as he believes the current one is, and the only reason the current one is a decent bloke is a flaw in the resurrection ritual.
* An interesting variation of this trope occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''. While many of the supernatural entities the Ghostbusters came across were as evil and dangerous as one might typically expect and had to be busted in one way or another, sometimes the ghosts, vampires or other beings were, in fact, the ones who needed the Ghostbusters' help. Whether it was a family of [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires suburban spirits hiring the Ghostbusters to get rid of the malign demons that infested their house]], ghosts who were causing trouble for the living but only needed the Ghostbusters' assistance to complete their UnfinishedBusiness to be able to rest in peace, or a clan of vampires that fed on synthetic blood needing help with some overzealous vampire hunters who wanted to kill them even when they weren't a threat, the Ghostbusters could just as easily be helping the supernatural as fighting it.
** PlayedStraight with Van Helden in "Transylvania Homesick Blues", as his family caused the extinction of all vampires except for Count Vostak.
* The first BigBad in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was an organization called the Huntsclan, which was dedicated to destroying all magical creatures, especially dragons. TheDragon (who is not an actual dragon) is a girl named Rose, and Jake is both her main target (in his identity as a dragon) and her [[DatingCatwoman love interest]].
* Valerie Gray from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', who is fully convinced all ghosts are evil. Her primary target is the not evil [[HalfHumanHybrid half-ghost]] hero Danny Phantom. For that matter, the series also has also shown Danny isn't the only good ghost around, but that sure won't stop her!
* Hoss Delgado from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is a spectral exterminator, hunting down the supernatural. While sometimes his targets are truly evil, sometimes he targets the (mostly) benign Grim Reaper, or other fairly harmless, kind-hearted supernatural being. He targets anything, really; at one point, he mentions he killed a [[AmoralAttorney bunch of lawyers]] because [[EvilLawyerJoke he thinks they're not human]]. That said, by the end of the series, [[spoiler:Hoss has hooked up with Eris, Goddess of Chaos.]] ItMakesSenseInContext--or rather, it makes ''exactly'' as much sense as one would expect it to.
** In ''Underfist'', he stills seems to have some prejudices against monsters; he doesn't let Jeff or Fred Fredburger come with him to the Underworld, generally hates the idea of being on the same team as a bunch of monsters, and [[spoiler:attempts to kill Irwin when he discovers Irwin is a [[HybridMonster mummy]]-[[{{Dhampyr}} vampire]].]] [[spoiler:He gets over it by the end, and we find out his fear of monsters comes from a monster (who was actually [[BigBad Bun-Bun]]) that haunted his closet for years.]]
--> '''Hoss''': [[spoiler:[[AccidentalMisnaming Ivan]] is a mummy-vampire?! That means you lied to me ''twice'' when you said you weren't a monster!]]
* Similar to the Huntsclan, ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee'' had H.A.M. (Human Against Magic), an organization that hunted monsters regardless of their alignment. They're not exactly fond of humans that help them either, a.k.a Juniper (though she is magically enhanced, so it falls under their range of targets).
* Happens a lot in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. The species was almost wiped out by humans. In particular, there are the Hunters (Gillecomgain and the Canmores) and the Quarrymen (a modern hate-group spawned from the former). The Hunt began because of Demona, who actually is evil, but neither group bothers to distinguish her from all the perfectly normal, decent gargoyles who just want to be left alone. And the massacres had already driven gargoyles to the brink of extinction long before Demona's lifetime.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'': under the orders of Old George, the Forever Knights are out to hunt down every alien on Earth, regardless of whether they're good or bad. Understandably, it's a lot harder to find the bad ones, so the good ones get targeted. Argit was the only real bad guy they ever harassed. This lasted for one episode; Ben made it very clear that there would be lethal consequences for persisting, and they took his threat seriously. What's really strange is that Old George's command isn't even internally consistent. He has a very specific beef with an all-powerful alien, one to whom the target aliens were in no way related. Indeed, he is shown to not care that his subordinates have failed, which brings to mind the question of why he directed the resources of his organization to a meaningless task when his stated aim is to prevent the rise of one far worse.
** Probably to keep them out of his way mostly, it's not like he needed their help. So either he's being a somewhat nice guy (to fellow humans at least) and keeping them out of harm's way, or he knows they'd just get in his way, slow him down and pretty much be problems at best.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': In the episode "The Hunter", Hunter Cain is an EVO-hating extremist who wants to kill every EVO on the planet. Later on, after a timeskip, Providence itself becomes this, catching and putting RestrainingBolt collars on every EVO, no matter their alignment or intelligence.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WelcomeToTheWayne'', self-proclaimed vampire hunter Wendell Wasserman tries to hunt down a vampire that was really a NiceGuy and mocks other people for sympathizing with him.
* Mixed with GreenAesop in ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'': The Dragon Hunters are the equivalent of furtive hunters, hunting dragons for their skins and other uses, also [[BeastlyBloodsports to fight each other]] and as [[MadeASlave slave labor]], much to the outrage of the main characters.