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- Milk, one of the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 mascots, is a bunny, and while she's a stuck-up tsundere, she's also the only mascot as of this writing to gain both a human form and superpowers instead of just one, the other, or neither.
- Cat Shit One features rabbits as the good guys.
- Hare from the Monster Rancher anime is an annoying and mischievous, but ultimately good rabbit monster.
- Most Jewelpets are good-aligned by definition; The Heroine Ruby is the best example in the series.
- Terriermon and Lopmon from Digimon Tamers both resemble rabbits, a semblance that grows stronger as they digivolve. The former is one of the three main Digimon from the start, while the latter undergoes a Heel–Face Turn late in the show.
- Tom Strong had an animal equivalent in talking rabbit Warren Strong.
- Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, a member of the Captain Marvel family.
- Miyamoto Usagi is the rabbit Hero Protagonist of Usagi Yojimbo. Usagi is kind and honorable almost to a fault, but has a trickster streak as well.
- Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! is an Affectionate Parody of the Super Hero genre. Captain Carrot is Earth-C's equivalent of Superman, and he leads a Super Team of heroic Funny Animals with unusual powers.
- Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars is a Space Opera that takes place in a World of Funny Animals, and Captain Bucky O'Hare is basically Captain Kirk as a rabbit.
- Fleetway's Sonic the Comic has the loyal Johnny Lightfoot on Sonic the Hedgehog's main crew of Freedom Fighters.
Film - Animated
- The poor but loving rabbit family from Disney's Robin Hood are definitely sympathetic, complete with one of the children being the film's Kid-Appeal Character.
- Another Disney example: Judy Hopps, a policewoman from Zootopia, who joins the police force hoping to make the world a better place even though most of the other officers view rabbits as too tiny and fragile to be of much use.
- Boingo in Hoodwinked inverts this trope, by virtue of being the Big Bad.
- In Redwall, the few rabbit characters seen are fussy, complaining females or their Henpecked Husbands. Hares, on the other hand, are unambiguously heroic (and very, very British).
- The protagonist rabbits in Watership Down are the heroes of the work, and from their perspective pretty much every other animal is a slavering hellbeast (while Humans Are Cthulhu). However, most of the true villains are also rabbits, so it's a Zig-Zagging Trope.
- In the children's book series "Sweet Pickles" we have Responsible Rabbit, a Funny Animal rabbit who works as a banker and could out-do Twilight Sparkle in OCD habits.
- Double Subverted in AdventureQuest, which has a werehare as a pet usable in combat. It looks terrifying and ferocious, but deals Light damage which is usually associated in-game with good.
- Cream the rabbit from Sonic the Hedgehog, a rabbit who joins Sonic's group to rescue her mother from Eggman.
- In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, going into the Dark World without the Moon Pearl makes you change your shape based on your personality. Link, being a good guy, is transformed into a rabbit.
- Peppy Hare of Star Fox. A veteran space pilot that serves as a guide for Fox McCloud.
- This would have been the case in Kingsley's Adventure, the titular character being originally conceived as a rabbit before being changed into a fox someways through development.
- Usalia from Disgaea 5 is a wererabbit and arguably one of the nicest characters in the series. She's so nice that she ends up being a catalyst for "Christo" aka Lamington's future goals as seen in the first game.
- Double Subverted with her Berserker state, especially post chapter 10 when it becomes Usalia's oveoad skill. Its not evil, just very dangerous to the point of being one of the best overload skills in the game.
- ZigZagged in The Night of the Rabbit: The Marquis de Hoto is sometimes enigmatic, does seem to be well-intentioned, but some characters hint to his apprentice (the player character) that he may have sinister ulterior motives. He turns out to be just as good as he claims, thus playing the trope straight. However, he also turns out not to be the real Marquis de Hoto; he is, in fact, a memory of the rabbit that the Marquis de Hoto was in the past. The real Marquis de Hoto subverts the trope, having undergone a Face–Heel Turn and been imprisoned some time before the events of the game started.
- Melody Briar from True Tail is a cheerful Genki Girl bard who joins the heroes on their quest to stop an Evil Sorceror and his undead army. Don't underestimate her because she's a Nice Girl, though—she's also a Badass Adorable Knife Nut, and when she fights, she becomes the personification of Beware the Nice Ones.
- Many Bugs Bunny cartoons had Bugs in a heroic role where he (in Joe Adamson's words) "fought Yosemite Sam because it was the right thing to do." Of course, he'd use his wiles and sense of being a Karmic Trickster in his battles.
- The cartoon series Ricochet Rabbit features a rabbit who's an Old West sheriff. This is a Heel–Face Turn as he first appeared as an antagonist in a Touchè Turtle cartoon three years earlier.
- In The Adventures of the American Rabbit, a hero with superhero powers is born once a generation specifically in a village of rabbits.
- The Drifter from the ThunderCats (2011) episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" is this, although he's also an eccentric Trickster Mentor. He brings himself out of an Heroic BSOD involving the episode's villain to guide Lion-O to victory.
- Crusader Rabbit, the first cartoon star created specifically for TV, is probably the Ur Example. He was a smart and brave little guy who, with assistance from his pal Ragland T. Tiger, was never afraid to tilt at windmills.
- The hares in The Animals of Farthing Wood are the most useful animals in the group that can't fight or fly, as their speed allows them to deliver messages and warnings quickly, partake in search parties efficiently, and their vibration detection allows them to be among the first to sense danger. While the rabbits are also mainstays of the protagonist cast, their tendency to panic and need constant saving makes them less heroic.
- Mr. Herrimann of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends isn't so much righteous as he is fastidious, to the point of anal retention.