"So here we are. A thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac."An Anti Hero Team is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, a group of people consisting of Anti Heroes. Sometimes, there will be an Anti-Villain on the team or even a Hero. In that case, it will be a mixed team. Often leads to Black and Gray Morality or Grey and Gray Morality.
—Peter Quill, about the eponymous Guardians of the Galaxy
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Anime and Manga
- The five Magical Girls in Puella Magi Madoka Magica are mostly anti-heroic: Madoka herself is a Classical Anti-Hero, Mami looks like a heroic character but is ultimately a Knight in Sour Armor, while Sayaka is a truly heroic character but veers right into the Knight Templar and eventually Tragic Hero territory. Meanwhile, Kyouko and Homura are Unscrupulous Heroes, with a key difference that Kyouko only cares about herself, while Homura's motivations revolve around another person, specifically, Madoka.
- YuYu Hakusho: Team Urameshi is one of these consisting of individuals like the Honor-bound Delinquent Kuwabara, Jerk with a Heart of Gold Yusuke Urameshi, Strategist Supreme Kurama, and Token Evil Teammate Hiei. In addition, Cynical Mentor Genkai, who sometimes gets involved in the team's conflicts, also qualifies.
- Marvel Comics also has Daimon Hellstrom: The Son of Satan. The Badass Crew he joins in Marvel Zombies 3 is a team of antiheroes, including Morbius the Living Vampire and Werewolf by Night.
- The late 1980s and early 1990s had the Teen Titans' sister team, the "Team Titans," who were this to the point that one of them took to calling himself Deathwing.
- The Outsiders, Batman created them to be superhero black-ops team to take on missions the Justice League wouldn't normally do out in the open.
- While the Thunderbolts are more of a villain team, the Marvel NOW! team is an anti-hero team, consisting of killers led by General Ross, the Red Hulk. It consists of the Punisher, Elektra, Deadpool, the Leader and Agent Venom. Of everyone on the team, Agent Venom is the only straight-up hero.
- In Brave New World, we have Team Quantum's Aeon. The rest of Team Quantum still count, but Aeon takes it further when he sucks Team Ebony in his stomach-mouth and puts them through Training from Hell. As a reward, they are now fearless and can use time-themed attacks, but are severely traumatized as a result. Even the rest of Team Quantum didn't like what he did.
- In Mage: The Ascension, the protagonist faction is usually the Traditions as they fight against the "evil, soulless" Technocracy, making the protagonists of Panopticon Quest an Anti Hero Team. The Technocracy obviously has a different view as to who the heroes really are, but given the nature of the setting, most experienced mages or Enlightened Scientists would count as anti heroes.
Live Action Film
- In The Avengers movie, the eponymous team is comprised of one hero, four anti-heroes, and one anti-heroine. Moreover, the anti-heroic characters exemplify different shades of anti-heroism: Bruce is a Classical Anti-Hero (Hulk is a Nominal Hero), Tony and Thor are Disney Anti-Heroes, while Hawkeye and Black Widow are Unscrupulous Heroes. Captain America is the only proper hero on this superhero team.
- The Guardians of the Galaxy are a straight-up bunch of anti-heroes, with the team being made up of thieves, career criminals, and assassins.
Live Action TV
- The Strike Team from The Shield
- The military team from The Unit. They are a representation of real world US special operations soldiers like Delta Force, Seal Team Six, etc. They are highly trained, efficient, and ruthless. They will do anything needed to complete their missions. Although they operate by some rules and moral codes, they are trained to do things for which the average person would not have the stomach.
- Team Leverage: Running down the list, we have an alcoholic ex-insurance agent who plans and runs cons, a grifter, a hitter with a very dark past, a computer hacker, and a world-class cat burglar. They Fight Crime and are heroes to many people, but their methods are less than legal, and have involved hurting some innocent folks, as well.
- Team Free Will in Supernatural is composed of a brother who drank demon blood and released Lucifer, another brother who sold his soul to a demon and tortured others in hell, a fallen angel, and an old hunter in a wheelchair. All of them drink too much and can't forgive themselves for past mistakes. They must hide from the law as well as the forces of heaven and hell and support themselves through credit card fraud and hustling pool.
- The Star Wolf team in Star Fox started as a generic "evil Star Fox" group, but in sequels, the team becomes more anti-heroic. The removal of the two "scum" characters Pigma (a traitor) and Andrew (nephew of the main villain in Star Fox 64) and the addition of a ladies' man named Panther (who falls in love with a character on the heroes team) gave them an opportunity to work with Star Fox.
- Team Chaotix from Sonic the Hedgehog. They'll do good, but they expect to be paid-handsomely. Vector at least has his better moments, such as finding a kid's lost toy for free.
- Team Dark, consisting of Shadow, Rouge, and E-123 Omega, have been this ever since Sonic Heroes. They may help save the world, but mainly for their different reasons. Shadow only fights whoever gets in the way of his goals, Rouge is only interested in jewels, and Omega attacks whatever the former two point him at.
- King of Fighters XI introduces the Anti-Kyokugen Team, consisting of Kasumi Todo, Eiji Kisaragi, and Malin; each of whom has a personal grudge against Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, and Yuri Sakazaki respectively. Sadly for them, they end up as a comedic group of punch clock villains.a
- Shepard and his/her squadmates from the Mass Effect series, especially if Shepard is being played as a Renegade. The squad from Mass Effect 2 is the most clear cut example, as Shepard is joined by two members of a paramilitary terrorist organization, a vigilante, a Deadly Doctor, an assassin, a biotic convict, an asari Knight Templar, a geth platform, and more... Tali seems to be the only purely good teammate, and she makes it clear that she is there as a favor to Shepard only.
- Jet's gang in Avatar: The Last Airbender. They attempt to fight the Fire Nation, with a decidedly different approach than the Gaang.