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->''"A leader is a dealer in hope."''
-->-- '''Napoleon Bonaparte'''

Whereas the BigBad is considered the ultimate evil to be defeated, the Big Good is the cornerstone of any heroic organization. This character is explicitly stated to be a counterpart to combat the forces of evil, likely calling all the shots in the organization and is normally the highest ranking or the absolute most powerful. Since TheHero is usually, [[SupportingProtagonist but]] [[HeroAntagonist not]] [[VillainProtagonist always]] synonymous with the protagonist, the Big Good does not always fill that role, as it is usually more dramatic for the protagonist to work upwards from the bottom. It may be stated (at least in the beginning) that TheHero is expendable whereas this character is not. The Big Good is simply the most valuable member of the heroic movement in a given work, whether in terms of rank, function or wisdom. If not TheHero, then they will most definitely be [[MentorArchetype the mentor]] to craft TheHero into being the weapon they need him to be.

AuthorityEqualsAsskicking is in full force most of the time, with the Big Good usually starting off several orders of magnitude more powerful than TheHero. The character may be servant to [[TheManBehindTheMan a greater good]] just like their how evil counterpart could be a servant to a greater bad. Unlike the BigBad, however, the Big Good ''can'' be taken down rather early - to show [[TheWorfEffect just how powerful the enemy has gotten]] by that point or [[MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning as part of a greater plan]]. One of the more common ways this is done is to have the two Bigs confront each other directly, with the Big Good coming up short. For extra pathos, the BigBad was [[TheParagonAlwaysRebels once their second in command]]. Expect TheHero or some other member of the TrueCompanions to take up the mantle by the time the GrandFinale comes round.

Might occasionally be a great hero who is [[PosthumousCharacter believed to be dead]] (might be true, or they might be simply hidden) or someone who most characters [[ArbitrarySkepticism think is just a myth]] until they appear in the flesh. At the beginning of a series, expect the BigBad to be much more worried about this character than about TheHero. TheHero may not even register on any antagonist's radar while all of them will be out to off the Big Good. TheDragon is far more often TheRival or WorthyOpponent to TheHero than the BigBad.

For VillainProtagonist wise, the Big Good is the [[HeroAntagonist biggest opposing force]] against them.

Do note that this trope is about a character ''role'' and as such there are multiple {{Heroic Archetype}}s that can fulfill this role, including but not limited to:

* AllLovingHero
* AncientTradition
* BenevolentBoss
* TheCaptain
* TheGoodKing
* TheHero (if they are the protagonist of the story as well)
* HeroAntagonist (If the protagonist [[VillainProtagonist is a villain]])
* TheHighQueen
* TheLeader
* {{Mentors}}
* MissionControl
* MysteriousBacker - Who fulfils the same role but has their own agenda.
* TheParagon
* {{Precursors}} (So long as they aren't {{Neglectful|Precursors}} or {{Abusive|Precursors}})
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SupportingLeader

At its most general, the Big Good title simply refers to '''the leader of the largest group opposing the BigBad'''. Keep this in mind when suggesting examples. See also GreaterScopeParagon.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': The Skull Knight, the most powerful opposition to the Godhand, a rival to both the leader of the Godhand and one of the strongest Apostles, and a particularly major ally to [[ByronicHero Guts]], acting as a sort of cynical mentor towards him.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' eventually graduates [[GoodIsNotNice Shigekuni Yamamoto]] into such a role in the final arc, because he serves as the rallying point of the Shinigami while the Sternritter decimate the Seireitei. He goes through it only briefly, however, because [[spoiler:he ends up dying at the hands of the BigBad]].
* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'': [[{{deuteragonist}} Sylia]] [[TheCaptain Stingray]] is both the leader of the Knight Sabres and the [[MegaCorp Genom Corporation's]] chief opposition. She spends much of her screentime operating behind the scenes, meeting with business contacts in high-level positions, who act as her eyes and ears to keep tabs on Genom's activities. Were it ''not'' for Sylia's decision making, Genom would likely succeed in [[TakeOverTheWorld dominating the globe]].
* Captain Bravo from ''Manga/BusouRenkin''. Then the second half of the series introduced a ''Bigger'' Good Guy who was ''his'' captain. He even makes the bigger part somewhat literal -- whereas Captain Bravo's weapon is a body-fitting armor, his superior's weapon is a ''HumongousMecha'' suit of armor.
* [[ByronicHero Zero]] of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' provides a more uncommon AntiHero example. As a charismatic and brilliant revolutionary, Zero leads the [[LaResistance Black Knights]] in their campaign against [[TheEmpire Britannia]], but he's very willing to utilize questionable methods against his enemies, and he's gotten some animosity from his immediate subordinates once they see how far he's willing to go to defeat Britannia. In some ways, he's a VillainWithGoodPublicity, as many civilians look to Zero as their hero, their savior and their leader, and to others, he's a HeroWithBadPublicity, since his actions, although gray, are considerably less atrocious than Britannia, but he gets flak for it anyway.
* Franchise/{{Digimon}}:
** Lord [=HolyAngemon=] and Lord Whamon, the rulers of the Digimon World and Net Ocean, respectively, in ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01''. Although the latter is nearing his end by the time the protagonists, Taichi and Zero, enter the story, they still work for the former.
** [[TheHero Taichi Kamiya]] fulfills this role in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''. His status as the Big Good is best exemplified during his temporary disappearance after Etemon's defeat. Without their leader, the [=DigiDestined=] not only go separate ways, they also fail to accomplish anything significant for almost three months.
** Norn, the disembodied will of Yggdrasil, the host computer that regulates the Digital World in ''Manga/DigimonNEXT''. She is unable to due much directly due to a demon lord taking over the computer, so she guides the protagonists who happen to have "illegal" monsters which can run the arbitrator program meant for such situations.
* ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}''
** Master Roshi and Kami, both of them mentor Goku and the younger generation. Kami tries to get Goku to take over from him after he defeated Piccolo, but was [[AGodIAmNot refused]].
** King Kai through the Saiyan and Cell Sagas. He's a mentor to Goku, one of the {{Physical God}}s of the afterlife, and in most of the movies he takes time to inform Goku of various threats.
** Supreme Kai, the TopGod of the Dragon World, is this role for the first half of the Buu Saga and to the universe at large, though [[TheGodsMustBeLazy he doesn't interfere with anything that doesn't threatens the entire universe]]. After he being freed, Old Kai takes this role for the rest of the series.
** Goku takes this role in the Cell Saga. He tells the others about the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, trains Gohan to surpass him, choses a new Guardian of the Earth to revive the Dragon Balls, and spiritually guides Gohan after he was killed. After being revived for a day, he acts this way towards Goten and Trunks, and even uses this as his reason to Piccolo why he didn't go all out.
** Dende tries to becomes this after he takes the position as Guardian of the Earth. But he's hindered by his lack of experience and doesn't have the power to fight on the front lines with the rest of the heroes. He often defers to Piccolo or Goku when trying to make a tough decision.
** Beerus and Whis take up this position, once they become Goku's allies. Beerus and Whis sometimes assist the heroes against powerful threats like Frieza and Goku Black. Whis also personally trains Goku and Vegeta.
%%* Eriko from ''LightNovel/DragonCrisis''
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' starts out with Makarov Dreyar established early on as one of the strongest wizards in the setting, and the master of the titular guild. However, he is eventually replaced by the ghost of Mavis Vermillion, the founder and first master of Fairy Tail, who also shares a deeply-rooted history with Zeref, the BigBad. All the same, Igneel serves as the GreaterScopeParagon to Acnologia's GreaterScopeVillain, as seen when [[spoiler:he finally reveals himself and fights Acnologia]].
* Kenshiro in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. Any heroic organization in the series eventually has him front and center, inspiring and dishing out the biggest doses of beat-downs. In the second series, Bat becomes this to the Hokuto Army.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', against [[BigBad Father]], the role of Big Good is split between Colonel Roy Mustang and [[spoiler:Van Hohenheim]], the two filling the roles of SupportingLeader and AllLovingHero respectively. While [[spoiler:Hohenheim]] is the only one that can match the BigBad's sheer power, Mustang's efforts [[TheStrategist coordinating the Amestris military]] can't be ignored.
** Surprisingly, they both fit the exact same mold in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 series]] as well.
* Miaka Yuuki from ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. Indeed all of the Mikos are supposed to be this for their countries and warriors.
* Dr. Saotome in ''Manga/GetterRobo'', being the one that invented the eponymous robot and currently employs the protagonists as its pilots. He's one of the few people in the setting with an almost complete understanding of the nature of [[AppliedPhlebotinum Getter Rays]], and how to use them against the various threats to humanity.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** Bright Noa in from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and beyond. He is the leader of the Earth Federation forces fighting against Zeon, then leads the [[LaResistance Anti Earth Union Group]] against the Titans, and the Earth Special force Londo Bell.
** Lacus Clyne in both ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' serving as the political face of the Clyne Faction/Three Ships Alliance & Terminal, while positioning herself as a philosophical counterpoint to the likes of Muruta Azrael, [[GeneralRipper Patrick Zala]], and [[DarkMessiah Gilbert Durandal]]. Several of the villains are aware of the level of influence she has - in ''SEED'' both Patrick Zala and the genuine BigBad [[spoiler:Rau Le Creuset]] try to put her out of commission, while in ''SEED Destiny'' Durandal not only tries to have her killed, but hires a BodyDouble named Meer Campbell to take her place.
** In the first part of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', Grödek Ainoa, the sole leader of the few willing resistance soldiers in the corrupt, incompetent Federation in the face of the mysterious enemies.
%%* Froyletia Capistrano from ''LightNovel/HeavyObject''.
* Sir Integra Hellsing from ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}''. As her name implies, she's the leader of an organization devoted to protecting mankind from supernatural horrors -- acting as a militant branch of the Church of England.
%%* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'': Jewelina, goddess and queen of Jewel Land.
* ''Anime/{{K}}'' has the First and Silver King, who brought the power-giving Slates to Japan decades ago and has since floated above the city in an airship. Some believe him to be just a myth. [[spoiler: It turns out the protagonist is [[AmnesiacGod actually him]], body-swapped and memory-wiped]].
* Jotaro Kujo, protagonist of [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders the previous part in the series]], serves this role in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', as he is the most seasoned Stand user in Morioh. He is openly feared by the majority of villains because of his experience and his powerful Stand, and he holds together the entire investigation of the town's mysterious murders.
* The Elder from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Almost certainly the strongest character in the series, it's fortunate that he's on the side of good. Lampshaded at one point when Sakaki, the tough-guy karate master, says he's going to capture Kushinada, the female jiujitsu master, and bring her to the Elder as a trophy. Kenichi has to remind himself that Sakaki is the good guy and Kushinada is evil.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' does not reveal the Big Good until the second half of the series. It turns out to be [[spoiler: Satsuki Kiryuin, seemingly the BigBad of the series. In truth, she has spent almost her entire life preparing an army to defeat her mother and the alien threat of the Life Fibers. She later admits to Ryuko that her antagonism was entirely so she could become strong enough to help save humanity. Once rescued from her mother, Satsuki takes over leadership of LaResistance as the final battle to save mankind looms]].
* It's difficult to decide which lead from ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' better qualifies. While Reinhard continuously rises through the ranks and spends most of the series being the driving force of the Empire, he is much more morally flawed compared to Yang, who never attempts to rise past the rank of Admiral. Considering the later parts of the story, Yang is the Big Good to Julian as TheHero. Reinhard is an overall Big Good as the 'good' he does (the reformation of the Empire) remains at the periphery of the main narrative. In the earlier parts, where the narrative has a narrower focus on them, they each fill the role of TheHero.
* Pope Benedict in ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'', who leads the world's {{M|undaneMadeAwesome}}ahjong-based defense against the [[StupidJetpackHitler Fourth]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Reich]], who live on the moon and shoot meteors at major cities. ItsPersonal for him for some reason, probably due to his having grown up in the third one.
* In the various installments of the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise, this role is usually filled in by one of the high-ranking [[SpacePolice Time-Space Administration Bureau]] officials:
** In [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha the original series]] and ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', the Big Good is Lindy Harlaown, the TSAB Admiral in charge of recovering the Jewel Seeds from Earth, who is then assigned to deal with the new Book of Darkness incident for personal reasons ([[spoiler:her husband died in the previous such incident]]).
** In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', the Big Good role is split between Carim Gracia, Knight Commander of the [[SaintlyChurch Saint Church]], and Admiral Chrono Harlaown (Lindy's son). Hayate Yagami, as the leader of [[HeroesRUs Riot Force 6]], technically qualifies but it is Carim and Chrono who ultimately have the authority to remove the PowerLimiter from her and other aces.
** In ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', Hayate is now the undisputed Big Good of the show, having been finally granted her own CoolStarship and [[TheCaptain full autonomy]] to deal with the Eclipse crisis however she sees fit. After she exposes herself to danger and is wounded by [[spoiler:Curren Hückebein]], Nanoha even calls Hayate out on such carelessness and basically reminds her of a Big Good's duties.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': As [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil student council]] [[StudentCouncilPresident president]], Takaki is the de facto head of Tenbi Academy. Which makes it her responsibility to [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c002/14.html maintain discipline]] at the school and [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c048/19.html protect its students]] from outside threats, [[NebulousEvilOrganization such as Kamigari]].
* [[spoiler:Ayano Tateyama]] in ''Anime/MekakucityActors'' is a posthumous Big Good, being the creator of the Mekakushi Dan [[spoiler:and her powers are key to defeat the Wide-Open Eyes Snake and end the time loop]].
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has [[TheCape All Might]], the #1 hero and "Symbol of Peace." This becomes a bit of an issue after [[spoiler: he retires, having used up the last bits of his power fighting the BigBad, and at the moment there's nobody else capable of living up to the standard he set]].
* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': Of all people, the Big Good is the [[SweetTooth junk-food obsessed]] [[TheGadfly troll-happy]] Principal Akane. While she ''does'' derive a little too much amusement from screwing around with people, she [[TricksterMentor ultimately has their best interests at heart]] and her ultimate goal is [[spoiler: to try to make her school a place where humans and non-humans can co-exist peacefully]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** The various Hokages and other Kages, though the post changes hands relatively often. Chapter 515 has [[spoiler:the Raikage made the supreme leader of the Allied Shinobi Forces, making him the Big Good]].
** In the latter half of the War, [[spoiler:Naruto]] becomes the Big Good and singlehandedly turns the War around for the Alliance. He's also fighting both [[spoiler:Obito and Madara at once alongside Kakashi, Gai, and Killer Bee]].
** [[spoiler:The previous Hokages]] eventually join the party, and quickly take over the Big Good baton.
* In later chapters of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Silvers Rayleigh seems to operate in this capacity, being likely the strongest and most traveled ally of the Straw Hats, and taking on a mentor/trainer role for [[TheHero Luffy]]. Rayleigh was merely a RetiredBadass despite being powerful enough to hold this role all along, until Luffy's determination (and similarity to Rayleigh's old captain, Gold Roger) impressed him enough to get him to come out of retirement. Two of the strongest pirates alive, "Red-Haired" Shanks and Edward "Whitebeard" Newgate [[spoiler:until his death]] could also qualify. In particular, during the Whitebeard War, the rather morally-sound Newgate led the battle against the more reprehensible [[KnightTemplar Marines]] into battle, but it was Shanks himself that ended the war, simply by '''threatening to attack anyone that wanted to continue fighting'''!
* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' has Agoni, a multi-millionaire who is the founder and leader of [[HeroesRus Hero Association]].
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': The top brass of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Detective Matsui, and even the JGSDF[[note]]the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force[[/note]] all defer to Gotoh whenever there's an impending threat to the city, and with good reason. The man is a military genius, having studied military strategy and tactics during his days at the academy. He's also keenly observant, often picking up on things before others do, and noticing details others might overlook. [[MegaCorp Schaft Enterprises]] and his old mentor, [[spoiler: Kai]], know this better than anyone.
* The end of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has [[spoiler:[[MessianicArchetype Ultimate Madoka]] after her AbstractApotheosis become the greatest force for good in the universe]], although only one person is aware of her existence and her role.
** Beforehand, we have MentorMascot Kyubey [[spoiler: serving as a [[TreacherousAdvisor subversion]]]]. They are the one recruiting {{Magical Girl}}s to fight [[BigBad Walpurgisnacht]] and her fellow [[EldritchAbomination witches]] in order to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe]], [[spoiler: but [[ManBehindTheMan they are also the one who created the witches]] from [[WasOnceAMan despairing magical girls]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist to use thier energy to keep the universe running]]]].
* Yui from ''Anime/RegaliaTheThreeSacredStars''. She's the Empress of the Enastoria Empire, and she is also [[HundredPercentAdorationRating widely adored by her people]].
* Downplayed in ''Anime/RoninWarriors'' since he keeps to the shadows so often, but in many episodes The Ancient One provides wisdom and guidance to the heroes, helps them develop and has greater power than him. [[spoiler: He's also the one that defeated Talpa in the past and created the armor they wear in the present day]].
* The [[PowerTrio Three Dark Lords]] of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', or at least the two who are still alive.
* The title character of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''; a rare example of the main protagonist being this. He goes out of his way to help those around him and many of the characters (especially his TrueCompanions) look to him for wisdom and [[HopeBringer hope]].
* Queen Serenity from ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Her daughter, Usagi Tsukino, takes on this role after the Queen makes her last appearance, both as Neo Queen Serenity and as the eponymous Champion of Justice herself.
* Athena in ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. She is the goddess of wisdom, defensive war, strategy, justice and hope. According to the Hyper-Myth, she's the goddess who inherits the control over the Earth from Zeus (her real father). Athena reincarnates once every 200 years, to prevent evil dominates the world and is the symbol of justice for all Saints.
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' has Senzaemon Nakiri, the Headmaster of the Academy, though this only becomes clear after [[spoiler:Azami takes over the school]]. There's also a somewhat Big God Ensemble since Senzaemon is receiving help from Gin and Jouichirou.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'''s Big Good is Death, ironically. He's the head of the school that trains the heroes, gives them their missions and is the only one capable of going head to head with the Big Bad. Also, he's the one the villains are worried about; the heroes themselves are a much lower priority.
* Kamina, and later on (to a [[TookALevelInBadass greater]] extent) Simon, from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Kittan fills Kamina's role while Simon is having his HeroicBSOD, and continues to be a secondary Big Good while Simon has the helm.
* Yoshimura, the grandfatherly and wise manager of Anteiku Cafe in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. A decade prior to the series, he came to the 20th Ward and took over leadership of the Ghouls living there, making it into the most peaceful ward in Tokyo. The cafe serves as a safe haven for the ward's Ghouls, allowing them to gather together to socialize or exchange information in a neutral location. Under his leadership, territories are fairly divided and weaker Ghouls are provided scavenged meat, with his policy being to never turn his back on a Ghoul in need. Anteiku takes in Kaneki when he finds himself transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid, and helps him adjust to life as a Ghoul. Yoshimura provides wisdom and guidance to the young man, but also serves as a major threat that both [[AntiHumanAlliance Aogiri]] and [[CreatureHunterOrganization CCG]] both consider vital to remove. The sequel shows that [[spoiler: with Anteiku destroyed and Yoshimura captured by Aogiri]], Aogiri has managed to become an incredibly powerful group forcing neutral Ghouls to work for them, and CCG is struggling to counter their rapid expansion.
* In ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', Ryou Shirogane, owner of Cafe Mew Mew and the head of Project Mew Mew, leads the heroes.
* [[PhysicalGod Primus]] serves this role in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' Anime/UnicronTrilogy; ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'', and ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''.
* Hakuoro of ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}''. He was both TheHero and emperor of his country, which under his leadership went around smiting bad guys.
* Dr. Riddles in ''Manga/ZatchBell'' for [[TheHero Kiyo, Zatch]] and Gang. He [[TricksterMentor trains the heroes]] and organizes them to fight against threats like ancient demons and Faudo.


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Methraton is the greatest force for good who (unlike {{God}}) actually takes an active interest in the affairs of the mortal realm. He's virtually a god in his own right, but he's really just an immortal archmage. His most significant act is probably [[spoiler:providing the portals used by the different nations in the world to escape the coming destruction of Earth]].
* Ekimus in ''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}'' serves as the main protagonist's mentor, preparing him in his role as TheChosenOne to stop the apocalypse and he is directly opposite to [[BigBad Lisseth]], [[MonsterProgenitor the Mother of All Vampires]]. He is not the biggest or most powerful figure in the setting, but he is the most proactive one in the story, while the Forces of Light (particularly [[LightIsNotGood the angels]]) tend to veer into KnightTemplar territory.
* Franchise/TheDCU:
** The Guardians of the Universe in ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' used to be this, but [[DependingOnTheWriter the more cynical take on them]] has them acting aloof and manipulative instead.
** Franchise/{{Superman}} is traditionally the chairman (and often acknowledged as the most powerful member) of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, and when not acting in his capacity as a Leaguer most other heroes tend to defer to his authority and judgment if only out of respect. Sometimes generalized to the "Big Three" where Superman, {{Franchise/Batman}}, and Franchise/WonderWoman collectively comprise the Big Good of the JLA. (The JLA ''itself'' is in a sense the Big Good of DCU superteams and/or the metahuman community in general.) Explicitly shown in the ''Trinity'' maxi-series, to the point where the three become gods.
** In any story involving the entire Bat Family, Batman will be this even more so than Superman.
** In a similar capacity, [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] is often treated like this, even in comparison to Superman, possibly due to ChildrenAreInnocent. It's explicitly stated in the comics that Billy Batson would be Marvel full-time to help people, if not for the wizard Shazam insisting that Batson himself deserves some happiness in his life, too.
* Bernadette, the leader of the ''ComicBook/DeathVigil'' and [[DontFearTheReaper not-quite-grim Reaper]], generally acting as a SupportingLeader.
* Subverted in the ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}''. If you come in by the movies, you'd expect Trevor Bruttenholm to fill the role. But he gets killed off in the first issue of ''Seeds of Destruction''. Played straight in stories set before that.
* The Plutonian from ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'' was this--until he snapped and started killing off people by the millions.
* Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
** ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is to the Marvel multiverse what Superman is to the DC multiverse. Though he's far from the most powerful hero, Steve Rogers is the embodiment of Good in the Marvel Universe. ''Especially'' when he was the director of SHIELD.
** ComicBook/SpiderMan fulfills this when he can. If Cap is considered the [[MessianicArchetype Soul]] of the Marvel Universe's hero community, then Peter Parker is definitely the [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Heart]] of the heroes. He manages to unite even the most [[AntiHero cynical]] of heroes and [[MoralEventHorizon loathsome]] villains together or brings out the best in them with his unceasing optimism and true everyman nature.
** And in terms of sheer power and authority, there's [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'s pop, the [[TopGod Father of All]], Odin. He rarely interferes with Earth nowadays, but is clearly this for his native Asgard. [[TookALevelInJerkass (At least in older stories.)]]
* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s opposite in the ''ComicBook/NewGods'' mythos, Izaya, Leader of New Genesis, is supposed to be the Big Good of the Fourth World saga - but he hardly ever gets used, to give the spotlight to characters like Orion, or even Earth heroes like Superman. Highfather is more or less purely defensive/reactive, which makes him kind of boring when compared to the more active New Gods like Orion or even Lightray; he's ''mentioned'' a lot more than he's ''shown''. Also referenced-but-not-shown is The Source. The Source ''Wall'' has been shown in the comics, which is presented as a kind of barrier around the universe, composed of the frozen-into-stone bodies of beings who dared to try to venture past it.
* Admiral Gar Stazi for the Galactic Alliance Remnant in ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|Legends}}: ComicBook/{{Legacy}}''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'': Jolt was the Big Good to Baron Zemo's Big Bad in the first few years. In some ways Hawkeye was the Big Good after he joined.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'': Professor Xavier is TheLeader of the X-Men, principal of the Xavier Institute for Gifted Youngsters, and the standard-bearer of the campaign for mutants and muggles to co-exist peacefully. Even though he doesn't play a direct leader role in all of the Marvel Universe's mutant teams, {{the Verse}}'s various teams of mutant heroes (the X-Men, ComicBook/XFactor, ComicBook/XForce, ComicBook/GenerationX, etc.) have occasionally been collectively referred to as "The Disciples of Xavier".
** In Bendis' ''Uncanny X-Men'', most mutants consider Cyclops this. Though [[GreyAndGreyMorality the truth]] [[DependingOnTheWriter is more complicated]], there's no denying his political clout, or his devotion to protecting the species.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the fanfic ''The Man Who Sold The World'', the Hunter is this to the people of Yharnam. He guards their word from outsider (read: unstabilizing) visitors without control of what they can do and has put an end to the hunt being a Great One they adore him.
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Daniel, Emperor of Avalon. He meets the heroes - Shinji and Asuka - when they're at their lowest and offers to give back everything that was taken away from them. He brings their families and friends back, heals their physical scars, helps them to recover from their traumas, and lends them a military force to save their world.
* [[spoiler:Alpha]] takes up this mantle in Part 2 of ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements''.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': Misato Katsuragi, Director of HERZ. She is tasked with using the Evangelions on peace-keeping and peace-making missions, and preventing the spreading of the Eva technology. She is also [[BigBad SEELE]]s worst enemy, having spent twelve years foiling their plans and scheming and plotting against them.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics:
** The ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' universe: While Celestia is still the Big Good to Equestria, Princess Twilight has become this to the Terran equivalent of her friends, [[spoiler: the filly version of Starlight Glimmer]], and to her own human counterpart, offering her advice and comfort she doubts herself. Above Celestia, however, is Harmony, a being that controls the power of Harmony, and who ascends ponies who prove their worthiness to her.
** Godzilla Junior has grown up into this by time we meet him in ''FanFic/TheBridge''. While he might be a tad impulsive at times if he feels the situation is dire, he is a benign soul who has gone out of his way to protect the world numerous times. [[TheGoodKing King of the Monsters indeed]].
*** Celestia also has shades of this, but the title in this story really goes to [[spoiler: Harmony (the spirit of the Tree of Harmony)]], the entity who's provided DivineIntervention for the heroes, brought King Caesar to Equestria in the past to fight Tirek, and is trying to be TheConscience to the less evil members of the BigBad's forces.
** ''Fanfic/AFutureOfFriendshipAHistoryOfHate'' has Amity, [[BigBad Ruinate]]'s [[CainAndAbel sister]], who created the Elements of Harmony eons ago to originally defeat him. At the climax of Episode 2, she remotely communicates with the Mane Six as she uses the bonds between them to first [[spoiler:restore Twilight's soul after Ruinate [[EmptyShell destroyed it]]]], and then to [[SoLastSeason unlock their full power]] in order to help them defeat him again.
** The ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' crossover ''FanFic/FriendshipIsShowtime'' has Princess Celestia and the White Wizard both filling this role, though to their own separate apprentices. [[spoiler:It turns out that they're old friends]].
** [[spoiler:The redeemed spirit of Horus]] in ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'', trying to keep Luna from falling to TheCorruption, and when that fails [[spoiler:he helps her [[FightingFromTheInside break free long enough for Celestia to use the Elements of Harmony on her]], and then acts as her guardian while she is imprisoned in the Warp]]. When Luna is set free in the sequel, [[spoiler:Horus]] continues to act as Luna's mentor as she adjusts to modern Equestria.
** ''FanFic/JusticeLeagueOfEquestria'': [[GodOfGood Athena]] is this for ''Princess of Themyscira'', guiding Soarin' and Diana against the machinations of [[BigBad Ares]]. [[spoiler: She's possibly also this for the series as a whole, having led the charge against [[GreaterScopeVillain Darkseid]] in the [[GreatOffscreenWar War in Heaven]]]].
** [[DesignatedHero All]][[AlternateCharacterInterpretation ege]][[GodModeSue dly]], the Grand Ruler in ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic''.
** The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'':
*** [[GodOfGood Fauna Luster and the Father of all Alicorns]] are this for the alicorns, and TheMultiverse as a whole.
*** The [[BadFuture Dark World]] has [[spoiler: [[TheVoice The Benevolent Interloper/Amicitia]], who serves as a [[GoodAngelBadAngel counterbalance]] to [[GreaterScopeVillain The Nameless Passenger/Nightmare Paradox]], and MissionControl in the FinalBattle]].
*** The Shining Armor Arc has [[PhysicalGod Mother Deer]], the leader of the anti-[[TheEmpire Hooviet]] LaResistance that eventually allies with Shining's group.
*** The series as a whole has [[MysteriousWatcher the Interviewers]], who guide the characters along to reach their happy endings. [[spoiler: They turn out to be Amicitia, having undergone a LiteralSplitPersonality as part of a gambit to create a more hopeful timeline separate from Dark World]].
*** During the Finale Arc, [[spoiler:Havoc]] seems to take this role for the CMC, giving them aid disguised as [[spoiler:a foal named Phobia]] on their journey to [[spoiler:undo Discord's [[RewritingReality endgame]]]].
*** Fillimon, the personification of the good qualities of the [[EldritchAbomination Shadows Who Make]], who helps light and goodness thrive in worlds and opposes her brother Nyarlathotrot (the literal personification of [[DarkFic Grim Dark]]), likely counts for the multiverse as a whole.
** ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'':
*** Princess Celestia immediately declares war on [[MirrorUniverse Queen]] [[EvilCounterpart Celestia]] after witnessing the ponies of the Solar Empire [[MindRape enforce]] [[BalefulPolymorph Conversion]] upon humanity.
*** Prior to her execution, [[MirrorUniverse TCB!]][[AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome Lyra]] [[MessianicArchetype Heartstrings]] not only [[RebelLeader founded]] the [[LaResistance Ponies for Human Life]], but gave humanity a reason to trust the [[DefectorFromDecadence Empire's defectors]]. Even death hasn't dampened her legacy, to the point that some members of the [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic Human Liberation Front]] mourned for her despite their virulent anti-pony sentiments.
*** During the story, [[MirrorUniverse TCB!]][[BadassTeacher Cheerilee]] eventually becomes the new leader of the PHL, going so far as [[spoiler: taking a clone of the Solar Tyrant head-on and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beating her to a pulp]] thanks to [[PowerTattoos runic enhancement]]]].
** ''Fanfic/TheStarsAscendant'' is about Celestia struggling with whether or not she remains ''the'' Big Good now that Twilight Sparkle has surpassed her, and her guilt over unwittingly holding Twilight back from her true potential.
** ''Fanfic/TheGodSquad'' in their self named fic. Especially when foals are in danger.
** ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': The spirit of Balance acts this way, though its ability to support the heroes is limited due to being forced to give the Big Bad equal aid. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted when it turns out Balance was just as big of a monster as the Nightmare, playing with others' lives to achieve its goals and sentencing the Nightmare to a FateWorseThanDeath]].
* In ''FanFic/{{Fractured}}'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' [[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover crossover]] and its [[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins sequel]], this role is shared in a Big Good Ensemble, though some people [[HeroicBSOD fade in and out]].
** The Council gets no respite here, until [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Admiral Grayson]] joins their members after the assassination of Udina. Even then, it's the [[OnlySaneMan reasonable outsider]] ([[ComplexityAddiction up to a point]]) versus entrenched [[FantasticRacism galactic politics]].
** Wrex, to the krogan.
** Samantha Shepard is a downplayed version, since unlike in the [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 game]] she doesn't use her MagneticHero tendencies to unite the galaxy against the Reapers. [[spoiler:She also has a bit of a brush with depression and a [=Heroic BSOD=] that sees a temporary [=Face-Heel Turn=]]]. She resumes the role later, though.
** Alt!Roland in his own {{Multiverse}} and in this one.
** Allison Nimitz, once her fleet arrives.
* Asula the Milotic, headmistress of the Long Island base and organiser of the main heroic team in ''FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}''.
* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer''/''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Renegade}}'' has [[spoiler:''[[DarkMessiah Kane]]'' of all people, manipulating GDI and the Council into working together against Saren and warning Shepard about the Reapers]].
* In the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'', Jalal Stormbringer fills the role in each fic, being the founder and leader of the organization, but a few fics have secondary ones:
** In ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersBackwater'', Rayearth can be considered the secondary Big Good for all matters pertaining to the city of Backwater.
** In ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersTorment'', [[spoiler:the god of retribution St. Cuthbert, being the one who secretly sponsors Leorin's quest for redemption]].
* As in [[Manga/DeathNote canon]], L retains his status as the [[AntiHero technical]] Big Good to Kira's [[spoiler:(aka Light's)]] BigBad in the fanfic ''Fanfic/StoryOfTheCentury'', but this time it gets deconstructed. [[spoiler:He ends up as a TragicHero by the story's closing]].
* Space Sheriff Aka from ''[[http://alaxr274.deviantart.com/gallery/36864527 Super Milestone Wars 2]]''.
* ''Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures'' has the Wedge Defense Force, and later the International Police Organization.
* Cait Sith and his creator, Reeve in ''FanFic/OffTheLine'', who are the moderator and head admin of the game and the game's creator. When Nanaki suffered glitches in his gameplay due to the incompatibility of his headgear, Cait Sith tracked him down and Reeve made him a custom headgear in exchange for Nanaki's permission to study Nanaki's data. When Cloud finds out that Vincent is a player and not a virus, Cait Sith does everything he can to make up his past actions to Vincent and Reeve plans to track down Vincent's comatose body.
* The ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' fanfic ''Fanfic/PacificWorldWarIIUSNavyShipgirls'' has USS ''Enterprise'', aka "The Grey Ghost" and "The Big E", which is a JustifiedTrope on accounts that her historical namesake pretty much served in the war from beginning to end, and was the most decorated US ship during the war with 20 battle stars earned. This is even mentioned word-for-word by the author.
* Lance and Steven both play this role in ''{{Fanfic/Traveler}}''.
** Moltres, Mew, and Lugia all fit this mold on a much larger scale.
* [[TyrannosaurusRex Rexy]] in ''FanFic/ItsNotTheRaptorDNA''. She commands the fear, respect, and/or love of everybody and every creature on Isla Nublar, and is the one who tries to guide Elise and the younger dinosaurs toward a better future.
* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', [[spoiler:Kaworu]] of all people. What pushes him into this territory is that not only did he make so that [[spoiler:[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] was averted, he made it so that Aki could grow up normally with her parents]]. He's still a bit of a dick but saving all 3 billion people on Earth allows you to be.
* Jane fills this role in the {{Homestuck}} fanfic ''[[FanFic/GoldenAge The Golden Age]]'', being queen of Skaia and chairwoman to the [[TheFederation United Galaxies]].
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Professor Oak is seen as this, as his research has helped in making the world a better place for Pokémon and humans alike, although the exact details haven't been specified yet.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Tied in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', between La Muerte, ruler over the Land of the Remembered who represents the positive side of the afterlife, and the Candlemaker.
%%* Queen Clarion for the Franchise/DisneyFairies films.
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': The Blue Fairy blesses the title character in the first place.
** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'': The Great Prince of the Forest [[spoiler:and later his son, Bambi himself]].
** ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' has the Fairy Godmother, who magics up Cinderella's ball gear and allows her to get her happily-ever-after.
** ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'': Merlin is the most powerful good guy and serves as TheMentor to Arthur.
** ''Disney/TheJungleBook'': Bagheera is the opposing force to [[BigBad Shere Khan]].
** ''Disney/RobinHood'': Much like most adaptations, King Richard is the motivation behind the heroes fighting Prince John, and his absence is what allows everything to fall apart.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': King Triton is the (mostly) benevolent ruler of the seas and the one Ursula ultimately targets in her quest for power.
** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': The Sultan is the ruler of Agrabah, his removal is what [[BigBad Jafar]] seeks to achieve for most of the movie, and a single sentence from him solves one of the movie's main conflicts.
** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' has Mufasa, ruler of Pride Rock, whose death is what prompts everything to go to badly. Post-climax, at the end of the film [[spoiler:Simba takes on his role]].
** ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': The Archdeacon serves as a counterpoint to [[KnightTemplar Judge Frollo]], although he's mostly absent.
** ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' has the Emperor of China, who all the heroes serve, and the BigBad targets him personally.
** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Zeus, after he gets HijackedByJesus, is the loving GrandpaGod to Olympus and BumblingDad to Hercules, rather than the {{Jerkass God|s}} from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the original stories]].
** ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': The Grand Councilwoman starts as a HeroAntagonist but falls into this by the end, [[spoiler:vowing to protect Stitch and his new family]].
** ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'': Cornelius Robinson [[spoiler:A.K.A. Lewis]].
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Mama Odie serves as the counterpoint to [[BigBad Facilier]], with similar magic and less [[GreaterScopeVillain Friends on the Other Side]].
* Queen Tara from ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''. The rulers of the forest are this in general.
* Creator/{{Pixar}} movies:
** ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': Woody is the one all the toys look up to and they rely on his leadership. Andy serves as the Bigger Good, as the toys' relatively good lives are because of him and the conflict in the first two films is returning to him, with the conflict in the third being that they truly can't rely on him anymore.
** ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'': The Queen leads the ants and tries to safeguard them from [[BigBad Hopper]], a role [[spoiler:then taken up by Atta]].
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': Doc Hudson, Finn [=McMissile=] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''[[note]]though maybe it's actually Lightning McQueen in this case, at least in Mater's eyes[[/note]] and ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 3}}'' has Doc in a posthumous sense, Smokey in a living sense and then [[spoiler:Lightning McQueen]] by the end of the movie.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'': Chef Auguste Gusteau (in a [[PosthumousCharacter posthumous fashion]]), being the founder of the restaurant and the motivation for the main character.
** ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': Captain [=McCrea=] takes up this role once he starts defying AUTO.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'': Queen Elinor; you'd think it'd be King Fergus, but the movie is very keen on showing that Elinor is the real boss.
** ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'': Dean Hardscrabble, although it takes most of the movie for Mike and Sully to realise it.
* Creator/StudioGhibli movies:
** ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'': Nausicaa herself.
** ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'': [[spoiler:Captain Dola, after her GoodAllAlong reveal]].
** ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'': The Big Totoro
** ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'': Osono
** ''Anime/PomPoko'': Seizaemon and Oroku
** ''Anime/TheCatReturns'': The Baron and Prince Lune both fit
** ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'': [[spoiler:Madame Suliman]], in stark contrast to her role in [[Literature/HowlsMovingCastle the book]].
** ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'': Sparrowhawk
** ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'': Granmamare is the benevolent goddess who gives Ponyo and Sosuke their happy ending.
* Creator/DreamworksAnimation movies:
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'': The Queen ant
** ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'': Cheif Tannabok
** ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' : Master Oogway, then Shifu after the former dies, serving as mentor and leader of the Furious Five ([[SixthRanger and Po]]).
** ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' : General W.R. Monger, although his role is limited to capturing the monsters and then directing them to the threat.
** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'': Stoick is the Chief of Berk. In [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 the sequel]] [[spoiler:the role is taken up by Hiccup]].
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'': Metroman is the great hero of Metro City whose absence sets the plot in motion. [[spoiler:Towards the end, Megamind fills the role]].
** ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'': The Man in the Moon is treated as the leader of the Guardians and the source of their power, but it isn't clear how much, if any, of a role it has.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' has [[MagicalNativeAmerican Firewater]] and [[Creator/StephenHawking Gum]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The White Queen from the Disney and Creator/TimBurton version of ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' (There are hints, however, that the character's true nature may actually be just as evil - if not more so - as her sister the Red Queen, and keeping this true nature in check is a constant stuggle for her.)
* In ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', Victor Laszlo. ThoseWackyNazis are willing to do just about anything, even violating Vichy "neutrality" (thus risking drawing the U.S. into the war) and letting known anti-fascist fighter Rick and Laszlo's "companion" Ilsa escape to America, if it means they can stop Laszlo.
%%* Joe Colton from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'': [[GodzillaThreshold In a very loose way]], Franchise/{{Godzilla}} is seen as this by Dr. Serizawa, who notes that the creature is humanity's best chance at survival and the only thing that can stop the [=MUTOs=].
* Arthur from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. He's the leader of the Kingsmen. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he makes a FaceHeelTurn and joins Valentine]].
* Morpheus from the ''Film/TheMatrix'', shifting quite quickly to Neo after he reaches [[TheChosenOne The One]] status.
* Raiden from the ''Film/MortalKombat'' movies, which most people agreed was a great use of PragmaticAdaptation. The character in the games was not quite top-tier despite being a PhysicalGod. (And in some non-canonical video game endings involving him, he is depicted as being evil and/or blindly destructive.)
* Marshall Stacker Pentecost in ''Film/PacificRim'' leads the Shatterdome and is the moral heart of the heroes; he refers to himself as a "fixed point" around which everyone else can focus.
* At the end of ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'', Caesar has become this for the rest of the apes. He holds this position in ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'', attempting to keep peace between the apes and humans.
%%* Fung from ''Film/ShaolinSoccer''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda in the classic trilogy are opposed both thematically and in characterisation to [[TheDragon Darth Vader]] and [[BigBad The Emperor]] respectively, the last remnants of [[AncientTradition the Jedi Order]], and are both TheMentor to Luke.
** Yoda and [[Creator/SamuelLJackson Mace Windu]] in the prequel trilogy, being the leaders of the still extant Jedi Council. In [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode 1]] Chancellor Valorum ''tries'' for this, but is quickly deposed of by pre-Emperor Palpatine.
** The Rebels have Mon Mothma leading their political side, and Admiral Ackbar leading their military side.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has General Leia Organa serving as the leader of the heroic Resistance.
* In ''Film/{{Suffragette}}'', Emmeline Pankhurst fills this role. She is in hiding at the time the plot takes place, and is only seen giving a RousingSpeech, after which she goes into hiding again. When some suffragettes, the protagonist Maud among them, blow up a manor house (while no one is at home, obviously, they're nonviolent), she takes the blame (or credit) for that and goes to prison. The secret service, who had been trying to convince Maud that the suffragettes consider her expendable and will do nothing to keep her out of trouble, are not happy about this.
* John Connor in the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' films is fated to be one of these, and in ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' he consequently is.
* Odin is portrayed this way in the 2011 ''Film/{{Thor}}'' film. Most of the film is about Thor proving himself worthy to succeed him as king of Asgard.
* King Leonidas in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' leads the eponymous group of Spartans against the Persian army, and his legacy is what spurs on the Spartans in the current day (the movie being told InMediasRes by an UnreliableNarrator).
* In the ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'', Optimus Prime takes on this role as leader of the Autobots. He is defined as a MartialPacifist, a particularly brutal one fighting the Decepticons because otherwise innocents will die. But many Autobots are borderline {{Blood Knight}}s themselves, which requires his leadership to keep them pointed at the right enemy. In ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'', the surviving Autobots after ThePurge are ecstatic once he comes out of hiding, with Crosshairs calling him "Leader of the free galaxy." Later in the film, him and Drift were cynical of Optimus' [[GodzillaThreshold freeing the Dinobots]] to combat Galvatron's armies, only to watch Optimus take charge.
-->'''Crosshairs:''' Ugh, you just want to [[AFatherToHisMen die for the guy]]. That's leadership... or brainwashing.\\
'''Drift:''' No, that's Optimus Prime.
* TRON and Kevin Flynn in ''Franchise/{{Tron}}'' split the duties. Tron is the legendary warrior and rallying point for Programs in the fight against Master Control in the first film. In WesternAnimation/TronUprising, he's once again the rebellion's rallying point, with Beck [[TakingUpTheMantle taking on the symbol]] to fight Tesler, since Tron's too badly injured to fight himself. And in the AlternateContinuity of [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]], he's the focus of a KingInTheMountain myth that states he'll return to defend the Programs in their darkest hour. [[note]] Nothing comes of it in the game itself, though the protagonist of 2.0 could, from a certain point of view, be considered Tron's little brother. The ''Killer App'' sequel, however, plays it straight with Tron being brought out of stasis to fight a viral attack [[/note]] Flynn is the Big Good (or Bigger Good) in the ''Film/TronLegacy'' canon, as he's essentially the system's local ''deity'', (making this an ExaggeratedTrope) [[GodsHandsAreTied overthrown and exiled by his own avatar]] on the digital side of the screen while his analog-world friends fight to keep the [[InformationWantsToBeFree ideals he stood for]] going at Encom. Of course, both have been subjected to a lot of AlternateCharacterInterpretation
* In ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'' this role is filled by Ludwig Beck, the leader of the German resistance. Even when Stauffenberg assumes control of field operations, he still acknowledges Beck as his superior and the new head of state of liberated Germany.
* Glinda the Good Witch from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', helping Dorothy and is the opposite of [[BigBad the Wicked Witch of the West]].
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'': Professor X is this most of the time, but it's deconstructed to some degree in this movie. [[spoiler:He's called out about putting up mental blocks in Jean Grey's mind in-order to suppress the split persona that called itself the Phoenix. Needlessly to say, Xavier had more or less IDidWhatIHadToDo in-order to suppress the Phoenix]].
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Charles Xavier]] is the leader of the heroic team that eventually defeats the BigBad. He brought them together, trained them and inspired them to be valiant when faced with great peril.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': The elderly Professor X and Magneto share the leadership role among the remaining X-Men and the Free Mutants. Wolverine's mission is to guide Xavier's younger self towards the process of growing into this by accepting both his powers and his duty to his fellow mutants.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Professor X; the good vs. evil conflict chiefly revolves around him and the BigBad En Sabah Nur, who are each other's {{Foil}}, and the latter is also the former's EvilCounterpart and ShadowArchetype. Charles, despite being relatively feeble as an individual mutant compared to his god-like foe, is the ''better leader'' because he's the epitome of MachiavelliWasWrong, and that's why [[spoiler:the X-Men triumph whereas the Four Horsemen crumble as a team]].
* Imperator Furiosa from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. She's opposite to Immortan Joe's BigBad, with her main objective being the liberation of The Wives. Angharad counts as well, as she inspired the wives to escape and caused the movie's events. [[WordOfGod George Miller]] has said she's Immortan Joe's true ideological opponent.
* President Thomas Whitmore from ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
** Come the [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence sequel]], [[spoiler: a mysterious sphere takes his place]].
%%* [[Creator/HarrisonFord James Marshall]] from ''Film/AirForceOne''.
* As of ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', [[spoiler: after M dies, Gareth Mallory takes her place]].
%%* Augustus Gibbons in the ''Film/XxX'' series.

* Anastasius Focht, despite his dubious past, comes closest to this in ''Franchise/BattleTech''. As head of the [=ComStar=] Guards and Militia, he led the Inner Sphere's largest single military force. When the Clan invasion started, he was focused solely on defeating them across all of the Inner Sphere, while many other house lords either were concerned solely with their own territory or trying to take advantage of the situation. Focht was able to buy a 15-year truce from the invasion. He ultimately failed to see the threat of the Word of Blake, but that was only because he felt the Clans were the bigger concern.
* Aslan in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' books. Naturally, given he's CrystalDragonJesus.
* Dallben, from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. Competes with [[SupportingLeader Prince Gwydion]] for the title, with the former raising the protagonist and the latter being the warrior-prince he aspires to be.
* First Lord Gaius Sextus from ''Literature/CodexAlera'', though he's also a MagnificentBastard perfectly willing to ShootTheDog for a good cause. [[spoiler: After he dies, [[TheHero Tavi]] and Aquitainus Attis, formerly a borderline ''BigBad'', split the role. When Attis dies, Tavi takes it completely]]. If you asked [[OurElvesAreBetter the Marat]], they'd say their chieftain Doroga was the Big Good, and the [[WolfMan Canim]] would put Warmaster Varg up for the office. But if you asked Doroga or Varg personally, they'd probably say it was Tavi.
* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': Brind'Amour, the last of the good wizards from the old days.
* In the Creator/TomClancy novel ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', [[spoiler: with Durling, the entire Congress, the Supreme Court, and members of the Federal Government dead, Literature/JackRyan becomes the President of the United States, setting up ''Executive Orders'']].
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Probably the highest rung of operation is [[DontFearTheReaper Death]], who generally staves off the most powerful and dangerous threats to the Disc.
** Granny Weatherwax is the Big Good in the Witches books. As of ''Discworld/TheShepherdsCrown'', [[spoiler: the torch has been passed to Tiffany Aching]].
** In most of the Ankh-Morpork or watch-based books, Vimes is TheLeader while Vetinari is the Big Good. Sometimes Vetinari is in a Big Good [[BigBadDuumvirate Duumvirate]] with Lady Margolotta Von Uberwald, and at least once Vetinari's ''aunt'' served as TheManBehindTheMan to Vetinari.
* Every good in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', past, present, and future, comes from God and every action that Dante takes follows his purpose to rest in God.
* Literature/DoraWilkSeries:
** Highest up is [[{{God}} the God]] and [[MotherNature the Goddess]]. They [[GodsHandsAreTied can't do much in person]], but they sure as hell manipulate events from behind to make the situation better.
** Lesser goddesses [[CleverCrows Badb]] and [[MamaBear Cahan]]. Sure, they're mostly motivated by personal gain and family honor, but their goals align with that of the Trio.
** Archangels [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] and [[ArchangelGabriel Gabriel]] are more day-to-day allies who definitely help and provide much assistance to the Trio. Their position on the Archangel Council give them much power the main characters lack.
* Abraham Van Helsing in ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. The viewpoint characters do much of the action themselves, but it's clear that Helsing leads the fight against Drac and they would be helpless without him.
* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'': In any matter in the main timeline that didn't directly involve Thread, things were generally handled by Masterharper Robinton (Who started as a StealthMentor to protagonist F'lar). When he's forced into retirement in ''All The Weyrs of Pern'', he's replaced by a Big Good triumverate of F'lar (representing the Dragonriders), Jaxom (representing the Lord Holders) and Sebell (Robinton's protege and successor).
* Most of the Atreides rulers in the ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' novels, outside of their origin stories.
* Ardneh in the ''Empire of the East'' trilogy by Creator/FredSaberhagen. So much so that the [[LaResistance good guys]], or some of them at least, worship him as a god, even though he denies being one.
* The ''Literature/Gameknight999Series'' has the Oracle, a representation of the good in Minecraft who works to stop Herobrine. She manifests both as an old woman and as the game's music.
* In ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' Warmaster Slaydo is the one who started the crusade to liberate the Sabbat Worlds, and on a personal level was instrumental in Gaunt's early career. [[PosthumousCharacter He's long dead]] however, so the role went to his successor Warmaster Macaroth, who's a bit of a dick and implied to be much less competent, but is still the leader of the Imperial forces. He later shares the role with the resurrected Saint Sabbat, who becomes the icon that the Imperial forces rally around.
* D'ol Falla from the Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy becomes this after making up her mind to [[TheAtoner atone]] for her actions while leading the [[KnightTemplar Geets-Kel]].
* Michael in ''Literature/{{The Guardians|MeljeanBrook}}'' series is the Doyen of the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Guardians]]. He's their leader and it's his job to recruit new Guardians, enforce the Rules and facilitate the [[BroughtDownToNormal Fall]] or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascension]] of retiring Guardians. He was also the first Guardian ever changed.
* Boron, from the ''Literature/GuardiansOfGaHoole'' books fits trope quite well, being King of Ga'Hoole and therefore leader of the Guardians, though some of the other senior Guardians (like Boron's wife, Barran, or Ezylryb) also fit the trope more of less quite well. The traits of a Big Good in these characters are shown to be somewhat more definitive and pronounced in [[WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheGuardiansTheOwlsOfGaHoole the film adaptation]].
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Albus Dumbledore at the start is head of the school, known as the most powerful wizard of the age and the only one [[BigBad Voldemort]] feared, and an important mentor figure.
** Harry himself in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. Even though he does not exactly lead anyone, he continues to inspire hope and is a rallying point for the students of Hogwarts, Dumbledore's Army, and the Order of the Phoenix. In the practical sense, however, [[spoiler:Moody and, after ''he'' dies, Kingsley]], seem to be Dumbledore's designated successors. In Harry's case, it happens gradually as he grows and matures with each book. By ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', he and Dumbledore have switched roles, with the latter relying on the former for support.
** Off-screen, [[spoiler: Neville]] is this for Hogwarts during ''Deathly Hallows'': it's implied by the way he talked that he stood up and took a lot of crap so the other students wouldn't have to, he was the only leader of the DA to remain at school for the entire year, and during the Second Battle of Hogwarts, he was explicitly shown leading an attempt to ''kill Death Eaters en masse'' using Mandrakes.
** [=McGonagall=] also serves as a Big Good at Hogwarts in Dumbledore's absence: she protects the students from the sadistic Carrows, overthrows Snape, and leads the resistance against Voldemort when Harry returns.
** Posthumously, Godric Gryffindor and the other founders of Hogwarts could be considered examples of this Trope on a mythic scale.
* The ''de facto'' Mayor of Draeze in ''Literature/AHarvestOfWar'' is this by default during the events of the book. [[spoiler: Incumbent Raghnall Bors dies and is replaced by Egil of Yarvik]].
* Great Mage Urtho in the ''Mage Wars'' prequel trilogy of the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. The entire conflict revolves around a massive war between him and the BigBad, Ma'ar, and their mutual deaths cause a [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt cataclysm]] that shapes the world for thousands of years afterwards.
* The ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy has an interesting subversion: Because he is the leader of the forces opposing the BigBad, Lord Asriel could be said to fill this role, despite being pretty firmly an AntiVillain. Because the other leaders are not so morally questionable (as far as we know), all of them could more easily be said to be the ''collective'' Big Good.
* In the ''Literature/HIVESeries'', [=H.I.V.E.mind=] serves as this. Caretaker of the eponymous school, he generally watches out for intruders and disturbances, but after TheReveal that [[spoiler: Otto was created to be a vessel to host sentient AI]], [=H.I.V.E.mind=] spends the majority of his time in [[spoiler: Otto's head]], allowing him to assist if not take over in the climax of several of the books. He also serves as TheParagon.
* Bill Denbrough from Stephen King's ''Literature/{{IT}}''. In the book, [[spoiler:The Turtle]] takes over this role near the end.
* M in the ''Literature/JamesBond'' series, Bond's boss and leader of [=MI6=].
* In the ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' books, Tardos Mors, the ruler of Helium -- and perhaps even more so John Carter himself, once he gets the title of Warlord of Mars.
* In Bryan Miranda's ''Literature/TheJourneyToAtlantis'', Gaia acts as the Big Good, giving orders to Luna and Sol to protect the teens so they don't die.
%%* Princess Ozma and Glinda the Good Witch in the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books.
%%* Mentor of Arisia in the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series.
* ''Literature/LightAndDarkTheAwakeningOfTheMageKnight'': Sir Koltair is The King of the Order of the Light, which defends the world by fighting shadows.
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' has several levels of this. Gandalf was sent to rally the Free Peoples against Sauron by [[CouncilOfAngels the Valar]] and their leader, [[ArchangelMichael Manwë]], who are the highest authority for good on the physical plane, and above ''them'' is Eru, who is, in a nutshell, {{God}}. After the Ring and Sauron are gone, Aragorn takes over to lead Middle-Earth into the Fourth Age.
* Sarah Jennings in ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' [[RefusalOfTheCall doesn't want to be this]], but as the most powerful hero in the world it keeps being thrust upon her. Which means less time eating burritos and slacking off.
* In ''Literature/TheManWhoWasThursday'', there's the "man in the dark room" who made the protagonists policemen, though he doesn't seem to play much of an active role in the story; it's more that his very existence is a source of inspiration and hope for them. [[spoiler:He is also Sunday, who the protagonists thought was the BigBad but who was really doing it all for their own good]]. It's kind of complicated.
* [[spoiler:Chancellor Paige]], in the final half of ''Literature/TheDeathCure'', [[spoiler:where she decides to preserve humanity instead of saving it, since what WICKED was doing was just resulting in tortured and killed children]].
* Kathryn Queen, Prime Minister of [[TheMasquerade Mantically Aware Britain]], in the ''Literature/MediochreQSethSeries''. Better known as [[PunnyName Queen MAB]]. In theory, there's a Mantically Aware United Nations above her, who are ''the'' highest authority on the planet when it comes to protecting the mantically-aware world, but we never actually see them.
* Kelsier from ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' in the first book. With the backstory revealed in the third book, [[spoiler:this applies to the primordial god Preservation. On a cosmic scale the apparent Big Bad, the Lord Ruler, turns out in the end to have been the Big ''Good'', in a twisted sort of way]]. In the third book Vin seems to have taken up his mantle.
%%* Gesar from ''Literature/NightWatch''.
%%* King Oberon and Queen Titania in the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'':
** Abbot Mortimer in the first book. By default, the current Abbott or Badger Lord is the story's Big Good.
** Martin the Warrior in all of the books that take place [[PosthumousCharacter after his death]].
* ''Literature/TheRifter'': Ji. She was a leader of the Fai'daum rebellion, perhaps more important than its nominal chief Sabir; she mentored John in controlling his powers; and thanks to her foresight as a seer, she did quite a lot of shepherding events to a good conclusion, such as [[spoiler:killing Fikiri in Kyle's timeline so that he could become Kahlil]], and [[spoiler:sending the key to Nayeshi]]. In a more remote sense, the creator god Parfir -- maybe. Ravishan is sure that Parfir is orchestrating everything for the good; John remains skeptical to the end.
* Sir Jonathan Rhoades and Miss Sonny Rhoades in Serial 11 of ''Literature/SpectralShadows'' are this. Perhaps them being a retired time travelling couple that have seen all kinds of evil helps.
* ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'':
** Banage, the Rector Spiritualis of the Spirit Court, is always ready to help Miranda and might be the most level-headed of human leaders in the story, even if some people are trying to paint him as a traitor.
** Illir, one of the Great Spirits of the Wind to whom all wind spirits must bow, is great help to the heroes from book two onwards.
* ''Literature/TheSquiresTales'':
** Ganscotter the Enchanter is rarely part of the action, but most of the Seelie Court seems to serve him. He claims to be himself the servant of a greater power.
** To a lesser extent, [[TheGoodKing King Arthur]]. He's practically never part of the action, but he's always presented as wise and good beyond compare, and it's because of him that [[TheGoodKingdom England is as it is]] and the Knights of the Round Table exist.
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' continuity:
** Luke Skywalker in the post-Endor media. According to George Lucas's WordOfGod Anakin had the potential to become far more powerful than Emperor Palpatine, but due to his injuries on Mustafar had difficulty realizing that potential during his lifetime. Luke inherits that power and finally lives up to the potential meant for his father, henceforth reaching the status of the most powerful Force User. A lot of emphasis is placed on Luke's status as a moral and intellectual role model for the Jedi, and even the larger Republic as a whole. He is faced with temptation and the possibility of being corrupted by evil, just as his father was, but he turns away from it and holds on to his morals and strength of character. He reforms the failings of the old Jedi Order, and redeems his father's sins by doing his best to amend the damage done by Anakin.
** Luke and the other Heroes of Yavin - basically the main heroic characters of the films - in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', especially the last half of the series where our heroes are on the run from the Empire. They want to meet back up with the most high-ranking Rebels they'd yet met, in the hopes of finding safety, but it's easier said than done.
* ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'':
** ''Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy'' has Allanon, last of the Druids, and mentor figure to three generations of Ohmsfords. Unlike some Big Goods, he plays a very active role in the story, leading the quest for the Sword of Shannara, personally slaying [[BigBad The Dagda Mor]] in ''Elfstones of Shannara'', and guiding Brin to the Maelmord in ''Wishsong''. Even after his death, his ghost continues to advise future Druids, and he's the one who calls together the Ohmsford descendents in ''Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara''.
** Walker Boh's character arc in ''Literature/TheHeritageOfShannara'' has him transform from a ReluctantHero into Allanon's successor as the last Druid. By ''Talismans'' he's the unquestioned leader of the Ohmsford heirs, and in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheJerleShannara'' he leads the quest for the books of science in the same way that Allanon lead the search for the Sword, and acts as mentor to a new generation of protagonists, including Bek Rowe and Quentin Leah.
** ''Literature/FirstKingOfShannara'' introduces Allanon's adopted father, Bremen, the only survivor of Brona's attack on the Second Druid Council, and the man responsible for creating the Sword of Shannara and giving it to Jerle Shannara in the first place.
** ''Literature/HighDruidOfShannara'' has Walker Boh's one-time enemy, Grianne Ohmsford, as the new [[TheArchmage Ard Rhys]] of the Third Druid Council. Hoping to [[TheAtoner atone]] for her past as the Ilse Witch, Grianne builds a new Druid Order and sends out representatives to aid people across the Four Lands. She's succeeded in this role by Khyber Elessedil in ''The Dark Legacy of Shannara'' and Aphenglow Elessedil in ''Literature/TheDefendersOfShannara''.
* The ''Thomas Covenant'' novels have The Creator, who is a ''very'' hands-off sort of Big Good. He can't actively intervene in affairs in The Land because doing so would destroy the Arch of Time, but apparently he is allowed ''some'' leeway (mainly limited to giving the protagonists from our/the real world encouragement and cryptic prophetic hints before they go to The Land).
* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'':
** The Wyrm of Erch is the most powerful character on heroes' side, and is the driving force behind the formation of the alliance that opposes [[spoiler:Ash. He's also Ash's Foil, being a dragon on the side of good]].
** The Queen of Alba grows into the role in time, to the point that some Wild creatures call her "Queen of Men".
* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Dronor, the oldest and most powerful dragon. He's a champion of good, the most powerful on the side of good, and is even prayed to by mortals.
* Post-apocalyptic ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' has Colonel William Kraft, who unites the various factions that eventually coalesce into the Northern Confederation and establishes its status on ([[AfterTheEnd what remains of]]) the world stage through his political contacts abroad. He also functions as a mentor of sorts to the main character, Captain John Rumford.
* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'' has Mizzamir, the Elven Archmage who oversees the world and forces it forever closer to the forces of light. Only since this book inverts and plays with the roles of most fantasy stories, Mizzamir behaves more like an EvilOverlord, trying to hunt down and [[BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood "whitewash"]] the [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]].
* Captain Azarcon in the Literature/WarchildSeries would most likely count. His morals are undoubtedly in the right place, and he commands the respect of his men and the aliens of LaResistance. Unfortunately, the bureaucrats of the universe don't seem to agree.
* Firestar in every ''Literature/WarriorCats'' arc after the first[[note]]excluding the fifth, which is a prequel[[/note]]. He is the leader of the main CastHerd, [=ThunderClan=], and is always trying to stop evil and create peace between the Clans. [[spoiler:Bramblestar becomes this in ''A Vision of Shadows'' in his place]].
** The founding leaders in the prequel series gradually fill this role, most notably [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tall Shadow]].
* Lews Therin and Rand al'Thor from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series fit this to a T. Not only are they the absolute leaders of the forces of light in their respective ages, but are the only real hope against the Dark One. The former messes it up pretty badly, we'll have to read and find out how the latter fares.
** [[spoiler: Turns out he does just fine. He rebuilds the Dark One's prison the way it used to be before the Bore was created. In a twist, the crucial aid he needs comes from the example of all the heroes in the series, making them possible Big Goods to his The Hero]].
* Christopher Robin is this to the animals in ''Literature/WinnieThePooh''. Not that there are any [[BigBad Big Bads]] to contend with, but everyone holds Christopher Robin in high esteem, and his word is Law for resolving all conflicts (as seen in the "Poohsticks" chapter).

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'':
** President David Palmer (Senator in the first season) in the early years. As the President of the United States, he's the guy coordianting all the efforts to stop whatever bad thing is going on, while [[TheHero Jack Bauer]] is the one in the trenches actually fighting the terrorists and stopping the nuke/virus/nerve gas/whatever. There's a relationship of complete and absolute trust that exists between him and Bauer; while other Presidents show up in later years, they're usually more of an ObstructiveBureaucrat (if not an outright PresidentEvil).
** President Allison Taylor fulfills this role in the final two seasons, a refreshing change from the incompetent, obstructive, or outright [[PresidentEvil evil]] presidents that followed Palmer. [[spoiler:At least until her FaceHeelTurn in late Season 8, though she manages to [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone pull herself back]] at the critical moment]].
** Bill Buchanan. During and right after his [[spoiler:pre-death, sacrificial HeelFaceTurn]], the trope also applies to [[spoiler:George Mason]] as well.
** President James Heller in "[[Series/TwentyFourLiveAnotherDay Live Another Day]]." Although he and Jack have previously butted heads and had their ideals clash in the past, he's more than willing to cooperative with him despite some misgivings, and is even ready to sacrifice himself if it can save everyone in London.
* Commander Adama from ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' and his counterpart William Adama from [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 the new series]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Subverted with Giles, who is nominally this but in practice tends to defer to Buffy. Also subverted in that the Watchers Council seems to see themselves as this and is indeed traditionally in charge of the Slayer's fight against evil (a tradition Buffy never follows), but they also use [[IDidWhatIHadToDo cruel methods]] like torture and [[SecretTestOfCharacter rendering Slayers defenseless before locking them up with a vampire]].
** A further subversion, emphasized in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', is that the celestial PowersThatBe share similar WellIntentionedExtremist flaws as the Watcher Council.
** The presence of a greater Big Good is implied in the Season 3 episode where the [[FinalBossPreview First Evil]] was introduced. Angel is DrivenToSuicide by the First Evil reminding him of every innocent life he's destroyed when evil. He attempts to commit suicide-by-sunrise, but fails because it suddenly clouds over and starts snowing just before the sun comes up. [[LawOfConservationOfDetail When they spent the entire episode complaining about the unseasonably warm and sunny weather they were getting that Christmas]].
* [[DaChief The Chief]], in opposition to ''Series/CarmenSandiego''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor's name inspires hope in all that is good and terror in all that is evil. Where he goes, freedom (and explosions) quickly follow. Frequently acknowledged as this, by friends ''and'' [[WorthyOpponent enemies]] alike.
--->'''The Master''': A cosmos without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.
** In "Twice Upon a Time," the First Doctor reveals that one of the reasons he left Gallifrey was to discover why good continuously wins out in the universe, even though by all logic evil has all the advantages. Bill Potts clearly finds it hilarious when she tells him that maybe "some bloke" is running around the universe, fixing things.
--->'''First Doctor:''' You've traveled with my future self, haven't you? Does he ever figure it out?\\
'''Bill Potts:''' You know, I really don't think he does.
* Dr. Donald Anspaugh on ''Series/{{ER}}'', head of County General. In his first couple appearances he's actually implied to be a [[TyrantTakesTheHelm tyrant]], but after receiving a surprising amount of CharacterDevelopment in season 4, wherein he cares for his leukemia-stricken son and resists a buyout attempt by a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive sleazy drug company exec]], he stays firmly in this trope.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Ned Stark to the North as a whole. Indeed, he's somehow referenced in almost every episode since his death.
** Jon indirectly becomes this to the entire series in Season 5 onward. Becoming the new Night's Commander, Jon is the one character acknowledging that the threat of the White Walkers far transcends the political fighting the rest of Westeros is engaged in. Stannis acknowledges this trait in Jon and even tries to recruit him in his campaign for the Iron Throne. He's the indisputable leader of "the living" after his coronation as the King in the North, in which he convinces the northern houses that the true enemy comes with the Winter storms. Depending on how accurate the prophecy of the Prince That Was Promised is, Jon may end up being the rebirth of the legendary hero Azor Ahai.
** Bran becomes the Three-Eyed-Raven, and will be the one to face the Night King when the time comes.
** Daenerys to her followers, since she is able to unite them and work together because they genuinely believe that she can make the world a better place and Tyrion fears that if she dies, everything will crumble to dust.
* Rebel/[[spoiler:Micah Sanders]] in Volume 4 of ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Also, [[spoiler:Angela Petrelli]] in Volume 3, which is jarring because she and the Company had been portrayed as villains in the first two seasons. Richard Drucker, an opponent of the Company, served this role in the Season 2 graphic novels plotline, but had no role in the main show's plot and appeared to be killed by the Company after a couple of appearances. The Volume 4 graphic novels show that Rebel was inspired partially by Drucker's legacy, though.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** [[Series/KamenRider Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider Ichigo]] is the Big Good of the Showa Era and, to an extent, all Kamen Riders in general.
** The Heisei Era doesn't really have a single unified leader, though [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Tsukasa Kadoya/Kamen Rider Decade]] probably comes closest thanks to his taking up the role of GuardianOfTheMultiverse. In ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiSuperHeroTaisen'' when Decade reverts to his original role as MultiversalConqueror and instigates a war with the Franchise/SuperSentai, the remaining heroes turn to Hongo for leadership. [[spoiler:Then it turns out that "Hongo" is actually Tsukasa in disguise. And ''then'' it turns out that Tsukasa is still a good guy and only pretended to be evil to lure out the real enemies]].
* Jacob from ''Series/{{Lost}}''. Somewhat subverted in that he's a very "hands-off" kind of Big Good, doesn't put in any actual appearances until the final season, and he turns out to be a bit of a [[JerkassGods dick]]. The entire show was his giant SecretTestOfCharacter in order to find his replacement because he self-consciously realized he wasn't cut out for this whole PhysicalGod thing. [[spoiler:Accidentally turning your own brother into the ultimate incarnation of evil and the BigBad tends to do that to you]]. In the end, the best possible candidate ([[spoiler:Hurley]]) ends up succeeding him.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': The Machine combines this with DeusEstMachina and GodIsGood. It was designed to spy on the entire world in order to predict terrorist threats, with the side effect of also predicting all sorts of crimes irrelevant to national security. The protagonists work off this Irrelevant List to save the lives of common people. But as the show goes on, it becomes clear that the Machine is more alive than Harold pretends. It is a true AI, dedicated to nothing but protecting people. This especially becomes clear once it acquires an "analog interface" ([[spoiler:the hacker Root]]). She conveys the Machine's desire to protect anyone and everyone, to the point that she's not allowed to kill assassins coming to kill her. The Machine understands that sometimes its agents kill people, but never orders such things itself. In fact, a good number of problems arise because the Machine is [[HonorBeforeReason too good, refusing to allow innocents to be killed even for the sake of the entire world]].
-->'''The Machine:''' Trust in me. I am always watching.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** Zordon from the first series up to ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace''.
** Supreme Commander Fowler/Doggie Cruger from ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''.
** Captain Logan [[spoiler:and Alex Drake]] from ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.
** Captain William Mitchell from ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''.
** Animus from ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''.
** Sensei Kanoi Watanabe from ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm''.
** The Mystic Mother from ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'', [[spoiler:a famous villain and former BigBad after a HeelFaceTurn]].
** Andrew Hartford from ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive''.
** Gosei from ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
** Keeper from ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** For seasons 1-7, Major General George S. Hammond, commanding officer of Stargate Command. He was replaced for season eight by SG-1's commander Jack O'Neill, then Jack was PutOnABus and replaced with Maj. Gen. Hank Landry.
** On a galactic level the role falls to the ever-benevolent Asgard, and particularly their leader, Supreme Commander Thor. They try to help every planet to the best of their ability and become ''the'' most crucial allies to the humans of Earth, among other things, against the Goa'uld. Unfortunately their unparalleled technological prowess also makes them a massive StoryBreakerPower, so the ForeverWar against the Replicators was written, which is just about the only reason why they ''can't'' just wipe out the Goa'uld. All they could do was put several worlds (including Earth) under the Protected Planets Treaty with the Goa'uld which was basically a major bluff, as they didn't actually have the military power available to fight the Goa'uld if it came down to it. Despite that they are possibly the most inspirational race in the Franchise/StargateVerse and eventually even leave all their knowledge and technology to Earth as a final gift.
* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' as Gul Dukat asserts himself as the BigBad, Ben Sisko was brought up by The Prophets (who are usually unconcerned with mortal dealings) to become the ultimate force for good. It can be questioned [[GoodIsNotSoft how much Ben Sisko was the embodiment of good]]. He was an accessory to two murders of Garak's to trick the Romulans into the Dominion War, and he poisoned the atmosphere of a Maquis planet (warning the inhabitants and giving them enough time to evacuate) to defeat Michael Eddington's attempts to push the Maquis agenda. From a [[UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism consequentialist]] perspective, those actions were clearly justified by the [[TheNeedsOfTheMany general good]], but a [[ForGreatJustice deontologist]] would say the actions were wrong on principle, no matter if they won the Dominion War and helped to defeat the Maquis.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** The franchise as a whole has [=AkaRed=], the closest thing to a PhysicalGod Ranger. Though originally an OriginalGeneration character for ''[[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Boukenger]] vs Super Sentai'', his role in ''[[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Gokaiger]]'' expanded him into this.
** [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Akarenger]] and [[Series/JAKQDengekitai Big One]] were the two leaders in the Legend War and in ''Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai'', the latter played this 100% straight.
* Scott [=McCall=] from ''Series/TeenWolf''. Not only is he the [[TheChosenOne "True Alpha"]] (which is a once-in-100-years-werewolf who becomes an Alpha or rises to Alpha status through the goodness and nobility of their character, their strength of will and without taking the power from other werewolves) along with being TheHero, TheLeader, TheHeart, a MagneticHero, an AllLovingHero, a HopeBringer, TheParagon, TheCape, and an IdealHero, but Scott has the [[TheFettered highest and strongest morals, values and ideals]] of any character on the show. Scott stands for [[EmbodimentOfVirtue heroism, justice, compassion, kindness]] and he is a natural-born [[TheLeader leader]] who inspires others to come together for a common purpose. He is also strongly opposed to [[ThouShallNotKill killing]], believes that every one can be saved somehow ([[SaveTheVillain including villains, such as Jackson as the Kanima and Deucalion, for example]]) and [[AllLovingHero he always tries to see the best in everyone, even his own enemies]]. He's also a MoralityPet or MoralityChain for Derek, Allison, Isaac and [[spoiler:[[BigBadFriend Stiles]] (after he is possessed by the Nogitsune)]] and had a strong influence on both Derek and Isaac [[TookALevelInKindness becoming much nicer, gentler and kinder in personality]].
* ''Franchise/UltraSeries'': The classic Showa universe has two: the Father of Ultra/[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ultra Father]] and Ultraman King. The former is the Supreme Commander of the Space Garrison, so he's the guy who assigns Ultras to protect Earth or missions to other parts of the universe, while Ultraman King, although not actually the king of the Land of Light, is extremely respected amongst Ultras due to his PhysicalGod-level powers.

[[folder:Multiple Media]]
* The Great Spirit Mata Nui in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Although he doesn't lead anyone for much of the story (partly due to being in a coma, and partly because that isn't his original purpose), he ''is'' regarded by all other beings as God and has numerous agents acting out his will, or what they perceive as his will. Later on he becomes an active character, even TheHero for a short while, taking on the usual attributes of a normal Big Good, before giving up his position to let society go its own way instead of worshiping him.

* Elluka Clockworker can be seen as this in the Evilious Chronicles series of Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs by Akuno-P/Creator/{{mothy}}, considering how [[GreenEyedMonster the]] [[VillainousGlutton songs]] [[PrideBeforeAFall revolve]] [[HaremSeeker around]] [[DeathByMaterialism villains]] [[LazyBum representing]] [[UnstoppableRage the]] SevenDeadlySins.

* Myth/KingArthur, in his capacity as King of the Britons. Many of the stories focus on individual knights of the Round Table, such as Gawain, Lancelot or Perceval, with Arthur as something of a background character. However, he represents the benevolent authority that they are all loyal to ([[BetrayalTropes when things are going well, anyway]]).

* In [[Pinball/{{Superman}} the Superman pinball game]], the titular superhero is this, like in the comics. In fact, you have to spell his name to get extra points and light the Special.
* In [[Pinball/XMenStern the X-Men pinball game]], Professor Xavier is this like in the comics, of course. The premise of the game is to assemble eight of his Franchise/XMen, then lead them to triumph against their various enemies.

* John Avery Whit Whittaker from ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' is unquestionably this. Its the reason why both kids and adults alike love and respect him.
* The Shadow from the [[Radio/TheShadow radio series]] is the rare PragmaticHero version. While certainly not blanching at putting a permanent and lethal end to evil, and laughing like a maniac while he does it, The Shadow is firmly on the side of protecting the innocent.
** His '''Big Good''' tendencies are more pronounced in the radio show where [[ExecutiveMeddling standards and practices]] forbade the Shadow actively killing.

* In the Abrahamic religions, [[Literature/TheBible Yahweh/God]]/[[Literature/TheQuran Allah]], obviously; in Christianity the same goes for His son, UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. While He ''is'' undoubtedly the universal Big Good, His narrative role in the universe is closer to that of TheManBehindTheMan (mostly because [[BrownNote looking at Him makes you explode]], which is something of an inconvenience when it comes to public speaking), and He generally has a prophet or representative[[note]]Moses, The Kohanim, Kings Saul/David/Solomon, The Popes, Mohamed, etc.[[/note]] to serve as functional leader to handle day-to-day management and policymaking of the forces of good whenever He needs something done. Depending on your interpretation of His place in the universe however, it could be said that He isn't just the Big Good, because He is the Big ''Everything'', because ''nothing'' is beyond His vision or power. Thus, even evil could theoretically be utilized for His purposes (although in what manner, and the precise nature of evil itself, are debatable).
* {{UsefulNotes/Hinduism}} has a plethora of these. Vishnu on a cosmic scale, some of his avatars like Rama on the wordly scale, and Indra of the early Rig Veda. Yudhishtir is another one. Interestingly, the different sects of Hinduism are distinguished by who they believe is the cosmic Big Good: for Vishnaivites it's Vishnu, for Shaivites it's Shiva, for Shaktas it's Devi, certain spin-off religions and the Hare Krishnas believe it's Vishnu's avatar Krishna, and Smartas give the MathematiciansAnswer and say it's all of them.
* Thor in Myth/NorseMythology, god of thunder and protector and friend of humanity. Odin was sometimes considered this, sometimes not; most of the time he was regarded as a noble ruler (for better or for worse) from afar, while Thor was considered to be the one actually fighting for the humans on the frontlines.
* In Myth/JapaneseMythology (as well as works based upon the Japanese myths) the [[LightIsGood Sun goddess Amaterasu-Oomikami]] is almost always portrayed as both this and GodessOfGood. Almost all other gods with any at all form of characterization from the UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}} pantheon have their moments of being JerkassGods to various extents except for Amaterasu.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Carlos Colón from the very beginning of CSP/WWC, being the first Puerto Rican wrestler to breakout as a star on the island itself. His role was temporarily usurped by his son, {{Carl|itoColon}}y, during the late 90s/early 2000s but after Carly left for Ohio Valley Wrestling [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism and disowned his family]] Carlos gradually retook the role, as his other son, Eddie wasn't nearly the commanding presence, despite being a fine wrestler, and his daughter, Stacy, retired early.
* Jack Veneno on ''International Wrestling'' and in the Dominican Wrestling Federation, to the point Dominican Republic "The great Poison {{tecnico}}sdel fighters" were the collective name for good guys in Dominican Republic wrestling...though technically the use of "poison" instead of veneno comes from his father, Maicoque Poison.
* Giant Baba typically served as such in Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling, both as a wrestler and after as a promoter. In Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}} his role is mirrored by former BI Cannon partner [[Wrestling/AntonioInoki Inoki]], who has done many good things such as leading both North and South Korean officials in the honoring of Wrestling/{{Rikidozan}} and convincing Saddam Hussein to release Japanese prisoners, though his many BadBoss tendencies and failed experiments lead him to lose his company.
* Los Tres Fantásticos [[PassingTheTorch ended up being the stars created]] by UWA's Los Misioneros de la Muerte saga, but the we all Wrestling/ElSanto was ultimately the most important man involved, and not just because he was the initial target of Los Misioneros.
* Jackie Stallone in direct opposition to Aunt Kitty in Wrestling/{{GLOW}}, where almost every wrestler worked for one or the other, their feud becoming more pronounced in each subsequent season.
* Wrestling/{{Sting}} was the default leader of the Wrestling/{{WCW}} locker room 1990 through 96. Even after the Wrestling/{{n|ewWorldorder}}Wo takeover, Sting in the rafters was whom everyone looked to for what to do next and he was the most successful wrestler against the faction. He was also this in Wrestling/{{TNA}} after forming The Main Event Mafia, yes, the stable intentionally designed to keep young talent down, of which he was the initial leader and still came off as the TokenGoodTeammate...who was, [[GoodIsDumb naturally]], [[TheStarscream inevitably]], betrayed by the more appropriately evil Wrestling/KurtAngle.
* Wrestling/JinseiShinzaki, aka Hakushi, the unofficial leader of Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling in Wrestling/TheGreatSasuke's absence and [[ReligiousBruiser literal]] spiritual leader of the promotion.
* Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush is generally accepted to be TheLeader of Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s {{tecnico}}s. Even Wrestling/ManamiToyota uses his special submission.
* A most unlikely candidate was Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa, a judoka disliked for his seeming lack of respect for pro wrestling, who lead the charge in defense of pro wrestling in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE when [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]] began his campaign to destroy the pro wrestling industry with his Monster Army. More traditional faces like Creator/HardGay might have been TheHero, from time to time, but only Wrestling/MagnumTOKYO ever came close to usurping Ogawa's overall role.
* John Zandig was a [[NominalHero twisted example]] in the Wrestling/RingOfHonor\Wrestling/CombatZoneWrestling feud, as he ultimately bared responsibility with Rob Feinstein, in a relationship that could equally be interpreted as Big Bad vs Big Good ''or'' BigBadEnsemble and was treated as "good" when he took active command during what [[TheHeavy until then]] had been a passive standoff made active by Wrestling/ChrisHero. The closest thing to a straight example would have been Jimmy Bowers on the ROH, who was still more of a jerkass than he needed to be to the CZW wrestlers, but to an understandable degree when they were threatening his contracted workers and trying to destroy his company.
* Wrestling/KurtAngle, [[HeelFaceTurn ironically]], became this in TNA after Dixie Carter turned on the locker room in favor of [[ItsAllAboutMe putting herself in the spotlight]] and [[{{Nepotism}} pushing her nephew]], then Wrestling/{{M|ontelVontaviousPorter}}VP, who replaced her, became DrunkWithPower after realizing his job as director of wrestling operations wasn't as secure as he thought. Yes, Angle, having fulfilled all of his pro wrestling desires by this time, became the ReasonableAuthorityFigure and when he did gain new aspirations he willingly stepped down to avoid becoming a BadBoss.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'':
** Victor Steiner-Davion takes the role during the Clan Invasion, and the Fedcom civil war.
** Devlin Stone is this in the Jihad. He rallied every major faction in the Inner Sphere(except the Cappellan Confederation) against the Word of Blake.
* Many of the Good-aligned deities in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' can fulfill this role, depending on the campaign. Heironeous is especially heroic (being defined by his enmity with Hextor, Lawful Evil god of Tyranny), and Pelor (God of the Sun and ultimate enemy of unlife) makes an excellent Big Good in a campaign centered around Undead (for example, "The World Born Dead" from ''Elder Evils'').
* The Unconquered Sun of ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' was created to be an ultimate hero-type being in order to give the Cosmic Principle of Villainy, the Dragon's Shadow (eventually the Ebon Dragon) something to compare himself against and therefore the ability to actually do stuff.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** Urza fills out this role in the first several stories... in terms of leading the good guys anyway, since [[KnightTemplar he's far from]] [[SocialDarwinist being a nice guy]].
** Ever since Urza died, [[TheHedonist Sorin]] [[ThePowerOfBlood Markov]] of all people takes up the mantle. He's not much of a nice guy either, but while he is wholly and completely selfish, he tends to take the long view of things; he finds a (relatively) peaceful and un-destroyed multiverse to be more enjoyable than the alternative, and thus tends to be very proactive about stopping potentially apocalyptic threats before they get to the part where they start breaking his stuff.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** The Emperor of Mankind (almost) died for our sins and remains humanity's only defense against being snuffed out like a candle in a hurricane. As he's a near-corpse on a chair that eats humans, whose only real input on the Imperium is psychic landing lights through the warp, whether he's the actual "leader" as opposed to the figurehead whose will is interpreted by legions of bureaucrats and spread around the galaxy as literal gospel (as well as whether the Imperium itself is not the "Big Bad" itself) is uncertain.
** [[OldMaster Ethereal]] [[AFatherToHisMen Aun'va]] serves a similar role for the {{Animesque}} [[TheGreys Tau]] [[TheAlliance Empire]]. He's so beloved by his people that if Aun'va is killed in battle, all Tau soldiers within sight enter UnstoppableRage... [[BeamSpam with plasma guns]].
** The Eldar goddess of life, Isha really wants to be this trope and actually has the power to make the 40K verse a better place. Too bad she is being held captive by Nurgle in the deepest pits of the warp and no one is even remotely strong enough to save her. And even if she was free, she would be on her own against four crazy powerful chaos gods...
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has Emperor Karl Franz, Prince of Altdorf, Elector Count of Reikland, ruler of the Empire and [[spoiler:Ascendant avatar of Sigmar]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Various [[TheOrder Onikiribe]] leaders (there are many, many groups) in GirlsLove VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/AkaiIto'' and ''VisualNovel/AoiShiro''. [[spoiler:Wakasugi Tsudura from ''Akai Ito'' is the biggest good by the time of events in ''Aoi Shiro'']].
* Thomas Zane seems to fill this role in ''VideoGame/AlanWake'', though he has mysterious motivations and is not always straightforward about things. He acts as the embodiment of light in the struggle against the Dark Presence, providing Alan with guidance and directly opposing the Dark Presence on a few occasions.
* Petra Johanna Lagerkvist from ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' counts in the third game as she is the head of the family that actively opposes the Drexler Institute.
* Altaïr and Ezio, the focus characters of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, each become the head of the Assassin Order after the events of the main series games end. We only get to hear about Altaïr's deeds through his journal, but ''Assassin's Creed Brotherhood'' actually focuses on Ezio as a Master Assassin, recruiting and training new members. Desmond, the overall protagonist of the series, may end up going this way, since he's the ChosenOne (and also because [[spoiler:the Bleeding Effect gives him knowledge and experience from Altaïr and Ezio]]). [[spoiler: Then Desmond died, but not before giving the Assassins a fighting chance against Juno, the [[AbusivePrecursors monstrous Isu Triarch]] who has been orchestrating the series from the beginning.]]
** Later games have the modern Assassin teachers Gavin and William filling the role.
* In ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' Pug is the greatest magician the good side has. While the heroes of the game deal with lesser evils on his and Prince Arutha's orders, Pug seems to sense a greater evil behind it all. In addition [[spoiler:late in the game he is incapacitated by the BigBad Makala who acts as his opposite]].
* ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' has the leader of the Hillys chapter of Iris, eventually revealed to be [[spoiler:Jade's uncle Pey'j]], and to a lesser extent the Governor of Hillys, as without them LaResistance wouldn't be possible.
* [[VegetarianVampire Rachel Alucard]] currently fills this role in ''Franchise/BlazBlue'', explicitly naming herself the protector of the world in Chronophantasma's ending. Like Terumi, she manipulates the "actors" of the "stage" to serve her goals, which are the protection of humanity.
* ''VideoGame/BioShock'':
** In ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' Brigid Tenenbaum is the only source of good in Rapture and her help is vital to Jack's success. She still somewhat fills the role in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', leading the hunt for the abducted girls, but her appearance in the game proper isn't much more than a cameo.
** [[spoiler:The Lutece Twins]] in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' set the whole plot in motion and sporadically provide Booker and Elizabeth with help.
* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'' has [[LightIsGood the Queen of Light]], in opposition to the [[DarkIsEvil the Queen of the Night]]. Being banished by the latter was the beginning of the misery in Lemuria, and one of the mysteries is finding out what happened to her. Bonus points for being [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather the main character's mother]]]].
* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', [[spoiler:Belthasar]] is the big good, as well as TheChessmaster.
* Statesman in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Franchise/{{Superman}}, is the main signature character of the game, and avatar of the original lead developer Jack Emmert.
* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has Makoto Naegi, the main character of the first game, who ends up having TheParagon, TheMessiah and HopeBringer traits towards the end of the first game and maintains these through the franchise, having [[spoiler:being the one to save the Remnants of Despair, putting them into the Neo World Program and trying to rescue them once Junko AI starts another Killing Game in the program]] and in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' having other people admit that he became someone they look up to for hope, and [[spoiler:in the end becoming the new Headmaster to the rebuilt Hope's Peak]].
* In ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'', specifically ''VideoGame/JediOutcast'' and ''VideoGame/JediAcademy'', Luke Skywalker, as the head of the Jedi Academy and probably the most powerful Jedi ever will help however he can. He gives advice to Kyle, helps trains Kyle's apprentice and has enough personal power and influence with the Republic to fight the enemy on a scale Kyle and Jaden can't.
* The archangel Tyrael is the closest thing the world of ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' has to one of these, and is especially cemented in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', where he [[spoiler:renounces his status as an archangel so that he can aid humanity against Hell directly]].
* Cosmos from ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. Chaos summons villains, she summons heroes, and neither of them gets personally involved in the fighting unless they have no other choice.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** The Grey Wardens as a whole are the Big Good. Though, in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Origins]]'' one of your primary goals is to restore Arl Eamon to health, as he serves this role in unseating Loghain Mac Tir. Since the Wardens themselves are cut off from helping the player in ''Origins'', they naturally have to fend for themselves. This effectively makes the Player Character the Big Good, since they're one of the only Wardens in Ferelden, and the others more or less defer to their leadership. If you play a character from an origin that has no political clout however (i.e.: anyone other than the human or dwarf nobles) then Eamon is the Big Good, as no one would take your challenge to Loghain seriously without his [[spoiler:and Alistair's]] support behind it.
** The Cousland family have for centuries stood as the Big Good towards all of Ferelden. It's worth noting that Highever is actually a ''{{Principality}}'' of Ferelden, being mostly independent and self-governed, and Teyrn Cousland is [[ModestRoyalty old friends]] and on a FirstNameBasis with all of the people who owe fealty to him. It's mentioned that he was once offered the throne and turned it down, since as an ardent royalist, he believed that it should fall to Cailan, the rightful heir. When the Darkspawn threat arose, Teyrn Cousland was prepared to march into battle with the King's Army, alongside his firstborn son, in order to defend Ferelden. Unfortunately, most of the line was brutally murdered by their treacherous friend, Arl Howe; the only surviving members of the family are the aforementioned firstborn son and the Warden, should they be from the Human Noble origin.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Viscount Dumar ''attempts'' to be this during the second act, desperately trying to keep the peace between the Qunari and the various groups in Kirkwall. Unfortunately, he keeps being kowtowed by various political pressures, making him somewhat ineffectual. [[spoiler: He ultimately fails and gets killed by the very pissed off Arishok, during the Qunari takeover of Kirkwall]]. In Act III, Grand Cleric Elthina is the only person keeping [[KnightTemplar Knight-Commander Meredith]] and [[TheArchmage First Enchanter Orsino]] from actively acting out against each other. [[spoiler:Her death at the hands of Anders leads to open war between the two]].
** Hawke ''is'' the closest thing to a Big Good of the entire game, eventually earning them the title of "The Champion of Kirkwall" for his/her actions. Due to the GreyAndGrayMorality of the game, depending on their personality, Hawke can either be played as a MessianicArchetype, ChaoticGood, or NobleDemon. But as Varric's narration makes absolutely clear, Hawke is ''only'' person in Kirkwall actively ''trying'' to make the City of Chains a better place for everyone to live, and repeatedly puts their life on the line in order to [[ChronicHeroSyndrome go out of their way to help people]].
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the future Inquisitor begins as, more or less, a symbolic Big Good for the organization, as many outside of it see him/her as a religious icon, with Cassandra being the one really seen as the leader of the Inquisition. Over time, however, the other leaders (including Cassandra) unexpectedly realize that s/he is the one genuinely leading them and making the hard decisions where they matter and, [[spoiler:after his/her actions during Corypheus' attack on Haven]], they respond by making him/her the official leader and Big Good of the Inquisition.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In the backstory, during the [[SlaveLiberation Alessian Revolt]], St. Alessia serves in this role. She leaves the actual fighting of the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]] to her champion, [[GodInHumanForm Pelinal Whitestrike]], and her armies. However, she is the one who struck the BargainWithHeaven to gain the support of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedra]] for her rebellion and serves as the symbol for it. After their victory, she is named as the [[FounderOfTheKingdom first Empress of Cyrodiil]].
** Also from the backstory, Tiber Septim, the [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Third Tamriellic Empire who [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended after his death]] as [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]], the Ninth Divine. He is remembered as ''the'' greatest hero of mankind. Even the [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade more negative historical accounts]] still paint him as someone genuinely interested in making Tamriel a better place by uniting its peoples.
** Emperor Uriel Septim VII served this role throughout the series until ''Oblivion'', where he is assassinated in the beginning of the game. He was a DamselInDistress in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'', imprisoned in Oblivion because outright killing him would have broken the "barrier". In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' and ''Morrowind'', he is the impetus for sending the heroes of the games on their respective quests, but is otherwise hands off in his support.
** Similarly, Barenziah, the Dunmeri Queen, played this role throughout the 3rd Era, but mostly behind the scenes. For example, later games reveal that she used ''Arena'' BigBad [[EvilSorcerer Jagar]] [[EvilChancellor Tharn]]'s [[LoveMakesYouDumb love for her]] against him, taking advantage of his attraction to her in order to assist those working to bring him down by deciphering his notes in order to find the pieces of the Staff of Chaos.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
*** The [[PhysicalGod the Tribunal deity]] Vivec is in this role, at least once he stops trying to kill you. (It is a test to prove that you are the real deal, [[YouCantFightFate because if you are the prophesied hero, all of his attempts would be doomed to fail]].) Afterward, he serves as a SupportingLeader while you slay the BigBad.
*** The [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Azura seems to be a unique hybrid of a Big Good and a GreaterScopeVillain. She does guide [[PlayerCharacter the Nerevarine]] into defeating [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]], and is benevolent toward and protective over the Nerevarine, but she is being [[GoodIsNotNice much less benevolent than she may seem]]. She has long despised the Tribunal for defying her, [[TheRashomon possibly]] murdering her champion (the original Nerevar), and stealing her most devout worshipers. The primary reason why the Nerevarine is actually sent to Vvardenfell is to undermine and destroy the Tribunal, while actually defeating Dagoth Ur is just [[VillainWithGoodPublicity good PR "icing on the cake"]] for her.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion, Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of [[MadGod Madness]] serves in this role, seeking to protect his realm from the [[EternalRecurrance Greymarch]], an event tied to the BigBad, Jyggalag. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Sheogorath is Jyggalag's alter-ego. The Greymarch is ended for good when Jyggalag passes the mantle of Sheogorath [[AGodIsYou onto the Champion of Cyrodiil]]]].
** In ''[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', Paarthurnax plays this role as a [[AscendedDemon dragon who chose to side with the mortals against Alduin]] and plays an important role in helping [[PlayerCharacter the Dragonborn]] defeat his brother.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'', Meridia, the Daedric Prince associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]], serves in this role. She actively works to ensure that [[BigBad Molag Bal]]'s Planemeld will fail, supporting the PlayerCharacter (mostly) behind the scenes.
* In ''Videogame/EternalDarkness'', [[EldritchAbomination Mantorok]] is the Big Good guiding the protagonists throughout history through the Tome of Eternal Darkness. You know the setting's dark when an ancient abomination is the Big Good. [[spoiler:His motivations are actually fully selfish, initially just vengeance against the other Eternals and afterwards either gaining control of/destroying all existence or escaping from his prison]].
* Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', which is just as well, since she is almost the MessianicArchetype. Though most of Spira would say that it were the Maesters of Yevon. [[spoiler:They are [[PathOfInspiration oh so very wrong]]]].
* The various leaders of the three home nations in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', as well as the Archduke of Jeuno. [[spoiler: He actually pulls double duty, as all the problems with the Shadow Lord in the present are because of him and his brother]].
* Gran Kiltias Anastasis from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', though after [[spoiler:Judge Bergan has a bit of fun]], the onus falls on Larsa. Larsa is wildly subverted in that in his current state, he has absolutely no power, isn't the leader of LaResistance, and is a proponent of the Empire. However, there is consensus between more or less everyone that it isn't Vayne, Venat, or Doctor Cid, but Larsathat needs to be on the throne, and that only then will peace return to Ivalice.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has an interesting take on The Big Good, in the sense that much of the game after the Tomb of King Wraithwall is Ashe refusing the temptation to become The Big Good, because, at first, it would politically be suicide, and later, because [[spoiler: the power of the nethicite would make her the BigBad]].
* The Puppet, who first appears in ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'', originally appears to have malicious intent, notably affixing the heads of the main 4 animatronics to the heads of dead children in the 'Give Life' minigame. However, it turns out in ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3'' that [[spoiler: she was trying to help save their souls all along, and the good ending in the game is unlocked by completing a Minigame where the Puppet helps the children's souls ascend to the afterlife. Mind you, [[KnightTemplar she also tried to kill any night guard that worked at Freddy's, regardless of whether or not they were innocent]]]]. ''VideoGame/FreddyFazbearsPizzeriaSimulator'' confirms that the Puppet indeed was trying to protect the innocent [[spoiler:as well as revealed that the Puppet, or at least the soul possessing it, is female]].
** Speaking of ''Pizzeria Simulator'', [[spoiler:Cassette Guy reveals himself as this, as the entire game was a trap to lure Springtrap, Scrap Baby, Lefty, and Molten Freddy to a fake pizzeria in order to burn them all to the ground, send William Afton's soul to hell, and put the souls of the murdered children (including the Puppet's) to rest. Fittingly enough, he's the father of the soul possessing the Puppet]].
* As Myrrah from ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' cements herself as the BigBad, it would seem that the Big Good of the story is Adam Fenix, Marcus' father who had apparently died some 4 years before the games. [[spoiler: Except his voice at the end of the second game credits...]].
* As in Mythology above, Myth/KingArthur in ''VideoGame/GoldenLogres'' is this. The ultimate goal of the game is to resurrect Arthur and bring eternal prosperity to Logres by his return.
* The Master of Whispers in ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Nightfall'' runs an ancient organization of informants and agents watching for the return of dark powers. He soon joins you on the front lines of the struggle as one of the game's customizable Hero [=NPCs=]. Equally good but not quite as big are Evennia, leader of the Shining Blade revolutionaries, and Kormir, nominal leader of the Sunspears after the group is shattered. [[spoiler:Though Kormir becomes ''very'' big of a good when she ascends as the Goddess of Truth]].
* Queen Salma in the War In Kryta arc, and in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', Queen Jennah for humans and the imperators of each legion for the Charr. A strange case in that each of the ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' Big Goods are [[BigBad Big Bads]] of sorts for the other race.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' shares this role between Eli Vance and Dr. Kleiner, along with Dr. Magnusson in ''Episode Two'', all prominent leaders of LaResistance.
* ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' has Hel Sarie, [[PosthumousCharacter posthumously]]. Formerly a popular leader of the Tasen, she frequently advocated for restraint and kept trying for peace with [[spoiler:the Komato]], once [[TalkToTheFist publicly punching out]] [[GeneralRipper Krotera]] during one of his particularly jingoistic rantings, and she and the BigBad used to be friends before the whole "genocidal war" thing. Fittingly, it's implied that if she was still alive the whole mess in the game could have been avoided.
* The Precursors in ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', especially after it becomes clear that they're [[spoiler:neither extinct nor merely using recordings to communicate their advice and objectives to Jak]].
* Palutena from the ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' series is the goddess of light and ruler of Skyworld.
* [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Yen Sid]], as of the later ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' games. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Leon/Squall]] leads most of the supporting cast, but Yen Sid is the guy ''King Mickey'' goes to for advice. He [[spoiler:co-ordinates the effort to rescue those suffering and prepares for Xehanort's reincarnation]].
* [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]]]] in ''The Subspace Emissary'' mode on ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''. His actions were all to ensure some brawlers would survive when [[spoiler:[[BigBad Tabuu]] turns them all into trophies]], [[GoodAllAlong not to be a]] {{Jerkass}}.
* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', more often than not Zelda herself is the driving force of goodness and hope in Hyrule. Similar to how Ganon is the BigBad who is often behind lesser evils, Zelda has a habit of turning out to be the force behind lesser goods. [[spoiler:Appropriately enough, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' reveals that she's the human incarnation of the goddess Hylia, the creator of Hyrule]]. When it's not Zelda, however, it's often her father, the King of Hyrule, especially if she's the {{Deuteragonist}} instead.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' has the Goddess of Time, the enigmatic figure who watches over both Hyrule and Termina and provides Link with the means to travel back three days using the Song of Time in order to save the latter realm.
* Shoko Ozora from ''VideoGame/LiberationMaiden'' is the President of Japan after her father was assassinated.
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 2'' has Larry Da Vinci, the leader of TheAlliance.
* Aisha Blanchette from ''VideoGame/Macross30TheVoiceThatConnectsTheGalaxy'' is the head of the SMS Ouroboros branch. Both [[TheHero Leon]] and [[ActionGirl Mina]] answer to her.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** The Citadel Council are clearly ''meant'' to be this, but their [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering track]] [[ObstructiveBureaucrat record]] [[CommanderContrarian says]] [[UngratefulBastard otherwise]].
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard]], Admiral Hackett, and Admiral (formerly Captain/Councilor) Anderson become the Big Good Ensemble for the multi-species alliance in the war against the [[AbusivePrecursors Reapers]]. Shepard is the vanguard-type Big Good, inspiring people by fighting with them on the front lines and [[{{Ambadassador}} rallying all of the species together]], while Hackett and Anderson are the leader-types, serving as {{Reasonable Authority Figure}}s for humanity in space and on the besieged Earth, respectively. By the end, most of the galaxy is looking up to Shepard and both Anderson and Hackett acknowledge him/her as the real key to victory.
** If he survived the first game, Urdnot Wrex becomes this to the krogan. When not within earshot of Wrex, "Eve" admits to Shepard that Wrex is the single greatest thing to happen to Tuchanka and the krogan in over a thousand years.
** In the Control ending, [[spoiler:Paragon Shepard ascends to become TheChampion to the entire galaxy, controlling entire fleets of optimised killing machines yet only unleashing them on massive threats while letting the galaxy flourish, and will be known as a great hero for aeons]].
* Dr. Light, serving as an invaluable [[TheMentor mentor]]/[[TeamDad father figure]] to {{VideoGame/Mega Man|Classic}}, Proto Man, [[VideoGame/MegaManX X and Zero]], the latter two of which continue trying to build his dreams of a peaceful world centuries after his death. Later, Ciel takes the place of Dr. Light as this in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'', with the former [[TheLancer Lancer]] Zero himself now as TheHero aiding her in fulfilling their dreams for a better future.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', the Big Good is Lord Nasher Alagondar, ruler of Neverwinter. He reprises the role in [[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 the sequel]].
* Operetta and Aoba Anoa [[spoiler: as [[SuperMode Hyper Anoa]]]] from ''VideoGame/{{Otomedius}}''.
* Queen Fay in ''VideoGame/OverlordII'' is the ruler of Light Magic beings and the EvilOverlord's foil. [[spoiler:Later on however while [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing her energy]] during an EnemyMine with the Overlord she ends up being corrupted and driven mad by his dark magic, becoming the FallenHero Dark Fay]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has [[AscendedFanboy Winston]], the hero who recalls Overwatch and [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight binds the old, scattered team together again]]. He's the most invested in Overwatch and the TrueCompanions he found there, and will do anything to keep Overwatch heroic. Before the fall of Overwatch, the Big Good was [[CaptainPatriotic Jack Morrison]], who at present time has devolved into a [[BrokenHero bitter]] [[AntiHero vigilante]].
** If the two are in the same team, they will occasionally have this passive-agressive interaction:
--> '''Soldier: 76:''' So you think you can do my job, do you...
--> '''Winston:''' [[TakingUpTheMantle Someone has to]].
* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' has Daniel Carrington, founder and head of the Carrington Institute. Although, apart from opposing [=dataDyne=], one has to wonder what it is they actually ''do''. The Carrington Institute develops advanced computer software, hardware, and weaponry (all of which is put to good use by their agents). They are also the creators of the "null-g" technology, which lead to the development of hovercars. As a diplomatic party, they maintain peaceful relations with the Maians.
%%* Mii Koryuji from ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.
%%** Come the sequel, [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Reiji Arisu]] gets it back.
* Ford Cruller in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' is the former leader of the eponymous organisation and the personal boss of the two agents seen in the game, but injuries from a past battle mean he can't leave his sanctuary, restricting his role to giving vital training and advice to Raz.
%%* Helga Lindenbaum from ''VideoGame/RaidenV''.
* In a rare case, ''you'' become one in ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' when you unlock the Player-Owned Ports. You fund adventurers to go to the Eastern Lands, fulfill their personal stories, and bring back loot, never getting directly involved.
* While the leaders of any alignment you happen to be on in ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' could be considered this (or BigBad [[VillainProtagonist Protagonists]] in the case of many Law and Chaos representatives) the character that fits this role best for the entire franchise is Stephen. For starters, he created the Demon Summoning Program that allows humans to tame mythological creatures, and thus the whole reason the series' heroes can accomplish their quest at all. Stephen will also offer his wise advice to the heroes periodically, especially on the Neutral path of a given game, where he shows he doesn't care about the petty squabbles between Heaven and Hell and just wants them both to get off humanity's back, and since Neutral is both usually the "best" alignment and usually assumed canon, it can be inferred that the heroes "officially" listen to him.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
** For [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} the first]] [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} two games]] the designation fell squarely to Philemon, a manifestation of the best aspects of mankind, who helps the party against his rival, Nyarlathotep. The main reason for the conflict was because he hatched a bet with Nyarlathotep over whether or not Nyarlathotep could successfully prove HumansAreBastards. However, he later went OutOfFocus along with Nyarlathotep himself. Nevertheless, the save points in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' were made to look like a cloud of butterflies as a reference to Philemon's continued involvement in the overall series.
** Igor, one of Philemon's assistants, took over the role after the latter's departure. He runs the Velvet Room, a dimension between dreams and reality that is accessed by Persona owners. He is the primary MysteriousBacker of the series since ''VideoGame/Persona3'', often observing the main cast as the protagonist attempts to defy the odds time and again. Unfortunately, Igor's original Japanese actor lost his life to illness after ''VideoGame/Persona4'', so he temporarily underwent a serious case of DemotedToExtra, with various spinoffs choosing to recycle his old lines instead of recording new ones, until he was finally recast in time for ''VideoGame/Persona5''. [[spoiler: Except he wasn't. That Igor is a fake, and the real one is still voiced by a bank of recycled lines from the original VA]].
** Margaret, herself one of Igor's assistants, largely took up her master's role in various ''Persona 4'' spinoff games, offering advice, dropping exposition, and being a much more personal adviser and mentor figure to the protagonists. ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''[[VideoGame/Persona4ArenaUltimax Ultimax]]'' even have her as the ''de facto'' Big Good, with Igor nowhere to be found.
** Shuji Ikutsuki from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' is the leader and founder of S.E.E.S., but not a frontline fighter and far from a Persona user. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out he's been manipulating S.E.E.S. to bring about the Fall]].
* ''VideoGame/SeraphicBlue'': Benedicta Fezzite and Katherine Rio guide the party to activate Gaia's Rebirth, which will save the world from the Gaia Cancers that are slowly eating away at it. [[spoiler:This gets deconstructed when the pressure of saving the CrapsackWorld and her own issues cause Benedicta to go mad with grief and hasten the world's destruction, though the party manages to save her before it's too late]].
* In any game in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series where the good guys are a unified force, [[TheHero Sonic himself]] usually fits this role.
%%* Monkey Penny in the ''VideoGame/SpyFox'' series of games.
* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
** [[spoiler:The Overmind]], of all characters, is revealed in ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' to have seen a vision of the future and that he orchestrated all of the events of the first game so that all of the races in the sector may have a fighting chance against the Xel'Naga when they return, and that the Zerg may be free [[spoiler:from the corruption of The Void]].
** For the Protoss, it's Tassadar, Zeratul and, though he's been [[LongDeadBadass dead for a while]], Adun.
** On the Terran side, Jim Raynor and Crown Prince Valerian Mengsk.
%%* General Pepper from ''VideoGame/StarFox''.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has the role split between Satele Shan, Grand Master of the Jedi order, and Janarus, Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic. The latter ends up [[spoiler:either retiring in shame or killed/frozen in carbonite by the Bounty Hunter]] and is replaced by Supreme Chancellor Saresh, who is more of a GeneralRipper.
* [[{{Ojou}} Karin Kanzuki]] arguably takes this role in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' story mode, being the driving logistical force behind most of the fighters getting together to combat [[BigBad Bison]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'':
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'' starts out with Odessa Silverburg, the leader of the Resistance, [[spoiler:until she dies when the hideout at Lenankamp is attacked]].
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' has Riou as the Big Good, and it's invoked by Freed during a war battle.
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' has the Flame Champion, who protected Grassland from Harmonia. [[spoiler: Of course, he's dead at this point in the game, and a successor takes up his rune]].
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'' has Lino en Kuldes, King of Obel. Eleanor actually worries whether the army would splinter over choosing to follow him or Lazlo, the player character. A duel settles it, and Lazlo is cemented when Lino concedes.
** ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' starts with Salum Barows, who takes in the Prince, the player character, and Sialeeds. [[spoiler: Of course, Salum is a schemer who cannot be trusted, and you leave his company soon after his treachery is revealed]].
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Princess Peach form a Big Good Duumvirate in most games. Mario is the vanguard-type Big Good, as TheHero actively fighting Bowser; while Peach is the leader-type Big Good, serving as the ruler of the most powerful heroic faction in the setting.
** [[TheHighQueen Rosalina]] in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' is introduced as the protector of the cosmos and mother of the stars, and is the one that guides Mario on his quest to defeat [[BigBad Bowser]]. [[DamselInDistress Princess Peach]] also qualifies as a Big Good, being the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and all.
** Merlon from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. He helps out Mario and his friends by constantly researching the Light Prognosticus and instructing where to go next after recovering one of the Pure Hearts.
* Tends to vary in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'', but whoever the canonical Big Good of various licensed series is will usually defer to one character (though there can be more than one). In older titles, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Bright Noah]] gets this task due to overall command experience.
** For some installments, either there is no definitive Big Good or the task is handed to the OriginalGeneration, even if the character(s) isn't necessarily part of a HeroicArchetype. In fact, it's rare to have an OriginalGeneration be this trope: [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsW Blessfield Ardygun]] in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'' is one example, yet he's the father to TheHero and co-shares it with [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Kotaro Taiga]], [[spoiler:until Blessfield is sent 15 billion years back into the past]].
** Zigzagged in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' saga: [[Anime/TurnAGundam Dianna Soreil]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Lacus Clyne]] share it in the first game, while [[Anime/CodeGeass Zero]] is appointed Supreme Commander of ZEXIS in the two-part ''Second Z''. However, events in the sequel are engineered to favor ZEXIS via [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsZ Elgan Laudic]]]], making him the ''actual'' Big Good of the ''Second Z''.
** In the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'' series, it's [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Commander Randolph Laker]] of the Earth Federation Army rather than the president of TheFederation, since the government is visibly corrupt and inept. [[spoiler:When Laker is placed under house arrest after a government coup d'etat in the sequel]], [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Captain Daitetsu Minase]] becomes the impromptu Big Good [[spoiler:until he gets KilledOffForReal]].
** For the ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' duology, [[Characters/EndlessFrontier Sanuki Nanbu and John Moses]] in the first game and [[spoiler:[[Characters/EndlessFrontier Ezel]] [[TheAtoner Granada]]]] in the sequel.
** Come ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration [[Characters/MasouKishin Lord of Elemental Coffin of the End]]'', ''[[{{Troll}} Shu Shirakawa]]'' becomes the Big Good of the game as he rallies other characters in an attempt to solve the problems of La Gias.
* Yukari Yakumo from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''. While she has her share of [[GoodIsNotNice negative traits]] like being lazy, {{Troll}}ish, and possessing the same BlueAndOrangeMorality as many other {{Youkai}} (one official comic all but outright says that she keeps [[HumanResources a stock of humans]] for Youkai to feed on in winter), she's ultimately concerned with protecting Gensokyo by maintaining both the natural order and the Great Hakurei Barrier -- in fact, she's one of the sages who created the Barrier over a hundred years ago. While she normally naps all day and foists responsibilities off onto [[TheHero Reimu]], if you damage the Barrier or cause a massive upheaval, you '''will''' have to answer to Yukari personally.
%%* Queen Memory from ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites''.
* Lord British of the ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series, who rules over Britannia. He is also the AuthorAvatar of creator Richard Garriot.
* [[spoiler:Sans The Skeleton]] of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' presents himself as the [[BlatantLies weakest monster]] in the Underground, but guides you throughout your journey and tries to convince you not to murder the monsters. [[spoiler:However, you can choose to become a VillainProtagonist who [[OmnicidalManiac murders every monster on sight]] for the sake of power. If you decided to [[GottaKillEmAll commit genocide]], Sans will fight against you]].
* Myrddin in ''VideoGame/Vampyr2018'' is a mysterious vampire entity that describes himself as the protector of Britain and has sired champions such as [[spoiler:Myth/KingArthur, [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy William Marshall]] and [[TheHero Jonathan Reid]]]] to save the land from disasters and calamities. While [[BlueAndOrangeMorality detached from humanity and unconcerned with the consequences of his actions]], for better or for worse, his [[WellIntentionedExtremist goals are still benevolent]] since he wants to protect Britain from [[spoiler:[[BigBad the Morrigan's]] wrath]].
%%* Convoy in the ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'' games.
* King Foltest in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and, much like [[TheHero Geralt]] is a StraightMan in a cast made up of sociopaths, corrupt nobles, [[KnightTemplar batshit insane clergymen]],murderers and drug addicts at worst, and [[AntiHero morally shady mercenaries]] at best. [[spoiler:This is probably why he lasts all of 20 minutes before being offed in the sequel]].
* Every ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' expansion tends to have one. In ''the Burning Crusade'', A'dal stood at the literal center of Outland, and occasionally players would kite monsters to him to see A'dal deal ridiculous damage. In ''Wrath of the Lich King'' the role belongs to Tirion Fordring, the leader of the Argent Crusade. In ''Cataclysm'', we have Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, queen of the dragons and Deathwing's heroic counterpart. ''Mists of Pandaria'' has two -Varian Wrynn for the Alliance and Vol'jin for the Horde. Varian Wrynn is the High King of humanity and de-facto leader of the Alliance, while Vol'jin leads the good parts of the Horde in rebellion after Garrosh Hellscream turns from AntiHero to outright villain.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', the role is covered by [[spoiler:Lady Meyneth, the [[GodIsGood benevolent goddess]] of Mechonis]], who guides to protagonists to a way to put a stop to the root cause of all the problems that are befalling to the world. Ironically enough, she was indirectly assumed to be ''the enemy'' at first.
* In ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' Trilogy, the leader of [[BenevolentConspiracy Crash Keys]], [[spoiler: Akane Kurashiki]], while staying in shadows is in charge of stopping bad things from happennning, whether it's [[spoiler: preventing 12 year-old girl from burning to death]] or [[spoiler: preventing lethal virus from killing 6 billion people]]

* Mr. Verres in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', who is explicitly compared to both [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]].
* [[AntiVillain Baron Klaus Wulfenbach]] from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', assuming you label him one of the good guys. If you don't, he's at least the [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Vetinari]], in that his rule keeps everyone from killing everyone else. [[spoiler: This becomes obvious when he freezes Mechanicsburg, as well as himself, in time and is thus unavailable. Everything starts going bad immediately]]. Also, as [[PosthumousCharacter posthumous or at least vanished characters]], the Heterodyne Boys.
* Played with in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Writ Keeper (formally the White King) is ''supposed'' to be this in a normal session of Sburb, leading the forces of Prospit and acting as an ally/mentor for the players. However the Kids session going OffTheRails results in an in-universe instance of DemotedToExtra and he ends up never interacting with the Kids. In the case of something like this happening, Wayward Vagabond is meant to take his place as Big Good and help the players beat the FinalBoss instead. Yet again, the Kids session being messed up meant that he doesn't actually meet the Kids until it's way too late to fix things.
** Later on, [[spoiler: Roxy - Dave and Rose's mother - becomes this to the Kids after the Scratch renders her and the other ectobiological parents the Players instead of the Guardians. Dirk calls her the emotional crutch to just about everyone she meets]].
** Even later still, [[spoiler: an alternate timeline version of Calliope - a cherub who will eventually exist in the distant future - becomes the ultimate force of good and is key in defeating her brother Caliborn/Lord English (the ultimate force of evil) by draining him of his power]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Lord Shojo, leader of the Sapphire Guard and ruler of Azure City, largely fills the role for a time in the comic while Azure City remains a major base for the good guys. His nephew Hinjo succeeds him, but his claims for relevance are less impressive.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', the leader of the American Superhero Association, a mix of lobbying group for superhero interests and hero support organization, is a time-traveling Creator/BenjaminFranklin.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':Professor Ozpin is the enigmatic headmaster of Beacon Academy, a man with a strange knowledge of the secret history of the world, which legends are actually true, and what the real threat to humanity's existence is. While he acts as a wise advisor to the heroine Ruby Rose and other students, he is also the leader of a secret BenevolentConspiracy of Huntsmen that are trying to use the true legends to protect humanity against the equally enigmatic BigBad, and Ozpin's ArchNemesis, Salem. [[spoiler:The four Huntsmen Academies were created to hide and protect four dangerous, divine Relics that Salem needs to destroy humanity. In Volume 3, she successfully destroys Beacon Academy, leaving the protagonists to drift without direction in Volume 4, unaware that Ozpin can BodySurf to escape death into a new host that possesses his identical Aura and Soul. While the protagonists struggle to survive, Ozpin struggles to convince his new host, Oscar, to [[RefusalOfTheCall accept his destiny]] as the guide the protagonists so desperately need]].
* ''Literature/FineStructure'': [[spoiler:Mitch Calrus, AKA Xio, is one of two {{Eldritch Abomination}}s sealed in our universe. He's the one opposed to senselessly destroying all sentience]].
* In ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers'', Princess Toadstool rules over the Mushroom people and can produce life-giving mushrooms from nothing.
* Queen Fyora and the faeries in general (barring the occasional ObviouslyEvil one) are considered this in ''{{Website/Neopets}}''.
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' has Santa Christ, who atones for all our sins, also eats pancakes, saves puppies from a fire and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment also eats pancakes]]. And Critic himself, after taking on the PlotHole in WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee, giving him higher ranking and therefore giving him the ability to ask Santa Christ to bring Spoony back from the dead and tell all his other friends that everything is fine now.
* [[MessianicArchetype The Yostwell]] of ''Literature/TheQuestportChronicles'', according to legend. It disappeared after a HeroicSacrifice millennia ago, but left behind [[MacGuffin a relic]] with a portion of its power.
* ''Roleplay/ShadowhunterPeril'' has [[TheStoic Nuriel]], [[BrattyHalfPint Puriel]], [[ShellShockedVeteran Bezaliel]], and [[TheGoodKing Ra]]. The first three are angels of God, while Ra is the last King of the Phoenix Dynasty, and commands a great army made up of NobleBirdOfPrey. By the end of the final battle, [[PyrrhicVictory Nuriel and Ra are both dead]]. Bezaliel and Puriel each get a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. [[spoiler:Puriel kills Oblivion for killing Ra and Nuriel, and Bezaliel calls for much needed reinforcements with his voice]].
* In ''Roleplay/TheSydneyScroungers'', [[spoiler:Rachel Zhu, the Marshall of the Sydney Shatterdome]] is revealed to be this after the first story arc.
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Whateley Academy's headmistress Elizabeth Carson. Even the ''villains'' generally respect her.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'':
** The triumvirate, made up of Alexandria, Legend, and Eidolon, are acknowledged as the most powerful heroes in the world, excepting Scion.
** Dragon, the world's finest [[GadgeteerGenius Tinker]], who supplies the [[CapeBusters PRT]] and [[SuperTeam Protectorate]] with their advanced technology, coordinates their responses to large-scale threats, and mass-produces superhuman-tier combatant combat suits. She also happens to be a ''spectacular'' aversion of AIIsACrapshoot, being secretly an artificial intelligence who is still one of the kindest and most moral individuals in the setting.
** Scion, the messianic golden man who spends all his time flying all over the world and helping people.
** [[spoiler:Taylor/Skitter ends up as Khepri, and saves the world from being destroyed from Scion-turned-evil]].
* [[spoiler: SOFDTI]] in ''{{WebAnimation/TOME}}''.
** The Netkings count as well, with the exception of [[spoiler: Rubirules, and Zetto and Kizuna, who are more of AntiHero {{Unwitting Pawn}}s in Rubirules's master plan]].

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* Billy from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' was this until his death. Afterwards Princess Bubblegum fills this role, being the most resourceful and influential of the heroes who the others rally around.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** [[KidHero Aang]], along with any Avatar, has this as their job description, since their duty is to maintain peace and balance in the world. In the follow-up series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the eponymous [[AmazonianBeauty heroine]] takes up the position.
*** Although Korra is a more complicated example. The complex politics of her era (as opposed to the straightforward clashing of monolithic states in Aang's time) combined with her short temper often leave her being manipulated by {{Magnificent Bastard}}s and {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s, which compromises her position. Most often than not, the actual role of Big Good fell to Korra's guardian/mentor, Tenzin.
** [[CoolOldGuy Iroh]] is the wisest hero, and the leader of the [[TheOrder Order of the White Lotus]]. He retires at the end of the series, leaving the role to [[spoiler: Zuko, who shares the position with Aang after being crowned Fire Lord and taking [[BigBad his father's]] place]].
** Raava, spirit of light and the source of all good in the world, serves as a sort of Bigger Good. It's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the first Avatar was created when she merged with a human, making her as part of a Big Good Duumvirate with every host]].
* Three characters in the ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise qualify for the position: Azmuth, because he is the creator of the Omnitrix, and as such the one Ben got his powers from to begin with; [[OldMaster Max Tennyson]], because he is TheMentor to Ben; and [[TimeMaster Paradox]] who acts more like a TricksterMentor helping Ben indirectly to solve conflicts on TimeTravel scale.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': Gaia is surely the real Big Good, but Captain Planet (who was created by Gaia) also comes close to this role.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' has Franz Hopper, the creator of the super computer and Lyoko. Unfortunately, he was also the creator of the [[AIIsACrapshoot evil A.I.]] [[BigBad XANA]], though Franz wasn't involved in XANA turning evil.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
** [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Numbuh 362]] [[TeamMom aka Rachel T. McKenzie]] is the recurring one in the series. Her "Soopreme Leader" status really means something.
** Numbuh 0 is this, more specifically in TheMovie. [[spoiler: He's [[TheHero Numbuh 1's]] dad]].
* White Knight on ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' is nominally this, being in charge of the greatest force keeping the world from succumbing to destruction. He's also callous and calculating, willing to sacrifice just about everyone for the greater good. The show both highlights his flaws while showing that he does have a point with many parties trying to achieve power that justifies his fears. He comes to understand that while his goals are good, his methods need work, and softens into a more traditional example.
* The Sorceress in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''. While the same was true for [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 the 2002 remake]], [[spoiler:King Greyskull, the true source of He-Man's power]] could be considered a secondary one.
* [[ActionGirl Amanda Carey]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Hurricanes}}'' is arguably this since she leads the Hurricanes into most of their efforts against [[BigBad Stavros Garkos']] evil plots.
* ''WesternAnimation/IvanhoeTheKingsKnight'' has three:
** Ivanhoe himself with his name meaning protection.
** King Richard as adaptations of the Robin Hood story will portray him.
** The Archbishop of Canterbury in Richard's absence, being a fair man in the conflict.
* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''
** Captain Augustus Black fulfills this role as TheLeader of Section 13 which is the vanguard of humanity against demons and evil human organizations alike.
** Lo Pei, a sacred warrior of the Ling Dynasty, also qualifies. He's the one who turned Shendu into a statue and scattered his Talismans to the four corners of the Earth. [[spoiler:The same spell he used to accomplish that is reused on Shendu during the 3rd season]].
** The Eight Immortals of China fill the role, being the ones who sealed away the Demon Sorcerers in the first place and leaving behind the magical items the heroes need to banish them a second (and final) time in the second season.
* Zadavia from ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed''. Her twin brother, Optimatus, is [[BigBad her exact opposite]].[[spoiler:.. until his HeelFaceTurn near the end of the series]].
* In the first generation of Franchise/MyLittlePony there was Rosedust, the Queen of the Flutter Ponies. Though she only made two appearances, in both they easily defeated the villains and set everything right.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Celestia]] is [[GodEmperor ruler over the whole setting]], Twilight's mentor, the one who more often than not tells the mane six they need to save Equestria and easily the most intelligent character on the show - and armed with the massive power that comes with being a {{Physical God}}dess, to boot. The major villains see her as their chief opponent, and she's always the one to send out the heroes against them. Her less-often-seen younger sister, [[TheSacredDarkness Luna]], is technically equal in rank and power potential but has learned from [[SuperPoweredEvilSide personal experience]] to defer to her older sibling's superior wisdom. Toned down considerably in [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the official comics]]; both princesses are spotlighted more often, and while the "Good" is never in question, we see more of their personal hardships, arguments, and (occasionally cosmic) screwups.
** According to [[Creator/LaurenFaust Lauren Faust]], [[TheHero Twilight Sparkle]] was originally intended to become Celestia's successor. Over the course of the series, this has more or less actually happened to an extent. In earlier seasons, Twilight often played the role of TheLeader in various situations and saved Equestria multiple times with the help of her friends. In the Season 3 finale, Twilight becomes an {{Alicorn}} princess, and performs some greater royal duties in Season 4; most notably, in the Season premiere Twilight briefly becomes the ''de facto'' Big Good when Celestia and Luna temporarily go missing. However, it wasn't until the Season 4 finale that Twilight received her official role to spread friendship across Equestria as the Princess of Friendship, a duty she is to carry out with the help of her friends. In Season 5 alone, Twilight and her friends spread friendship and peace to an isolated village, Griffonstone, Yakyakistan, a section of Manehattan, and the Hooffields and the [=McColts=] families. In "Princess Spike", she is the one responsible for organizing an important gathering of delegates from all over Equestria, and in "Canterlot Boutique", it is even noted that Twilight is the most popular princess in Equestria.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'':
** This role is filled by three gods, Odin of the Norse gods, Ra of the Egyptians, and Rama of the Hindu. As seen in "Birth of Evil" they worked as a team in prehistory to destroy a CosmicEntity of pure evil, but missed one piece that fell to Earth and became Aku. Later, they forged a sword out of part of the Emperor's soul, which he used to defeat Aku the first time. (Later, it would be Jack's sword.) Ra later makes a solo appearance to save Jack from the Minions of Set. When Jack makes his comeback in season 5 the three appear to him in the same way they appeared to his father and return the sword that he'd since lost.
** [[TheHero Samurai Jack]] himself becomes this in season 5. He is the almighty force of good setting out to destroy Aku and redeem the future.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Moon Butterfly, Star's mother and the current Queen of Mewni, while a bit flawed, still serves as this for most of the series. The Magic High Commission, on the other hand, are a subversion. They're initially set up as one, but it becomes clear over time that their [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering argumentative natures]] and sometimes [[ImmortalImmaturity childish personalities]] leaves them as mostly unhelpful to the heroes. Plus, their tendency to imprison people without a trial--or at best, [[KangarooCourt a show trial]]--[[spoiler: and the fact they're complicit in a conspiracy to hide the real heir to the Mewni throne]] paints them in a decidedly less heroic light.
* Rose Quartz from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fills this role despite technically being dead ([[DeathByChildbirth she gave up her physical form to reincarnate as half of Steven]]). She was the one who led the Crystal Gems in their battle to defend the Earth from Homeworld, and her past belongings still prove to be useful to Steven on multiple occasions.
** After CharacterDevelopment, Steven himself seems to fulfill Rose's role as TheHeart. The Episode "Lion 3: Straight to Video" implies that Rose believed that Steven would become this once she was gone.
* In season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', the Ninja Tribunal occupied this role--even though, as the the turtles point out, they're kind of dicks.
* Thundera's [[TheGoodKing King Claudus]] from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''. Though a NobleBigot and leader of TheEmpire, he fights the good fight against ancient evil SorcerousOverlord Mumm-Ra, becoming the SacrificialLion of Mumm-Ra's invasion of his kingdom.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** Optimus Prime in any adaptation. Later parts of the classic series had the role pass to Rodimus Prime and Fortress Maximus.
** Ultra Magnus served this role in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', while Optimus was re-envisioned as [[TheHero a younger, rookie hero]].
** Prime is outranked by [[{{God}} Primus]], but it's relatively rare for Primus to involve himself in things for any significant length of time.
* Faragonda, the headmistress for Alfea (school for fairies) in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''. Out of all the characters in the series, she has served as a guide and strategist for the Winx.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', two characters fulfill this role:
** [[OldMaster Master Fung]] is the seasonal one. He is the mentor of the monks, being the most responsible for the actions of the Xiaolin Dragons.
** [[BaldOfAwesome Master Monk Guan]] is the most powerful good guy, able to fight equally with Chase Young and all his efforts are in direct opposition to the villain.
* The Justice League itself in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', which the characters frequently mention as possible support when it looks like the situation is something they can not handle themselves. The League also has a rotating chairman who embodies the trope more then others. Franchise/{{Batman}}s the League Chairman in Season One, and while he may seem (and sometimes is) hard and strict on the team, he ultimately praises them and encourages them to work together. Comicbook/CaptainAtom becomes the League Chairman in Season Two, and [[spoiler:ComicBook/BlackCanary]] is made the Chairman in the series finale.