A Token Evil Teammate
is someone in the team whose lesser principles stick out like a sore thumb. A Token Good Teammate is someone whose greater principles do the same. A typical example might be a Justified Criminal
forced to go native
among real criminals, perhaps because of deliberate persecution or simple error by The Government
Despite his high moral standards, he need not be The Heart
for the party, as he may not be interfering with their questionable activities. He can remind the others (or teach them
for the first time) that there is more at stake than money, power or personal vendettas
. Alternately, he may be someone who simply holds himself aloof from the "debauchery" of other party members. In extreme examples, he may become The Scrappy In-Universe
as he tries to foist his ideas on others, becoming a terribly annoying Commander Contrarian
He will likely have struggles between loyalty to the True Companions
and his conscience, creating inner conflict and conflict with his teammates, but sometimes a Token Good Teammate
can also inspire the team to rise above themselves by the idealism they show.
If both he and the Token Evil Team Mate
are in the same party (and you know
authors won't want to miss the chance) there will be at least one huge display of verbal fireworks per episode, lots of almost (and actual) Lets You And Him Fights
, and perhaps an eventual Vitriolic Best Buds
Alternatively, a Token Good Teammate
can be found amongst a group of dastardly villains, in order for the show to make sure that the antagonist side does not go too black in terms of morality. Perhaps this character shows restraint in doing atrocious evil
, or is forced against his/her own will to be a bad guy
(due to a hostage or some other leverage held by the bad guys, for example), or has other goals that are noble, but require him/her to be on the bad guys' side
, or is merely just following orders from the higher ups that he/she has sworn loyalty to
(high honor standards can cause such
). This character has a high chance to become a sympathetic Anti-Villain
that the audience can root for, or perhaps even call it quits and jump ship to the good guys
. They may also be the Team Face
by virtue of not being an asshole. The other members will trust him more than each other and have him talk to the muggles
Compare Token Wholesome
and Hero Antagonist
. Related to the Fish out of Water
, the Only Sane Man
, and The Heart
. See also The Messiah
. For the types of 'good guy amongst evil villains', see also Anti-Villain
(especially Type IV
) and Noble Demon
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Anime and Manga
- Jim Gordon in most Batman comics and shows has that effect. He seems to purify the air around him. Look at Harvey Bullock, a Corrupt Cop that becomes Gordon's Lancer.
- Piffany in Nodwick. While Nodwick is also good-aligned, he is too subservient to have much effect on the group's actions. Piffany is oblivious to Yeagar and Artax's more questionable actions, or sometimes willing to rationalize. Ironically, she's also Yeagar and Arthax's Morality Pet, and the two would probably be even more reprehensible if she wasn't a party member, however ineffectual she is at stopping what they do try with her around. One plotline concerns a Bad Future without Piffany, where Yeagar and Arthax become The Dragon and The Evil Genius under an evil god without her around. One thing: the easiest way to make Yeagar and Artax fly into a rage is to hurt Piffany.
- Sandman of The Sinister Six.
- Victoria Hand. Out of everyone on the team, she's the one person who isn't a homicidal maniac. So much that when Captain America is appointed to Osborn/Stark/Fury's old position he makes her his New Avengers liason
- Jolt of The Thunderbolts. She was an actual hero (technically a hero wannabe) among the villains pretending to be heroes Thunderbolts. Her presence helped foster the already-forming Heel Face Turns of Songbird, Atlas, and Mach-1.
- In a later incarnation of the team composed mainly of unrepentant criminals, the good teammate was Songbird. In the version of the group after that, Norman Osborn's private black ops task force, the good teammate was Paladin, though he wasn't so much "good" as "not bad." Eventually the Headsman, Ant-Man, and the Ghost joined him — though it was Ghost who made it all possible.
- Lucas Lee of the Evil Exes in Scott Pilgrim is not a Jerkass like much of the other Exes. He turns out to actually be a decent guy who is genuinely friendly to Scott. However, Scott still has to defeat him to free Ramona from the Evil Exes' control.
- He was more of an antagonistic Jerkass in the film adaptation, however.
- Suishoku in Shining Pretty Cure. He's actually a pretty nice person from the start, he resolves to Never Hurt an Innocent (unlike the rest of the Shade Quartet, who pick up victims wherever they can get them) and the only reason he's even working for the bad guys is because of his devotion to the Queen. Strangely enough, it's not he who is moving towards a Heel Face Turn, but rather, Amazora. Both are slated to turn good in the second half, and Amazora makes the turn first, with him coming second. The other two in the Shade Quartet follow suit right before they die at the hands of Meran and Korii.
- Linda in the Death Note fanfic Xanatos is essentially a card-carrying Lawful Good. For anyone familiar with the work this takes place in, this sets her up as the buttmonkey of the group. This actually makes her the one most likely to side with Kira, though she hasn't done so just yet.
- The Pony POV Series: in the Epilogue timeline, Liarjack is this among the Discorded Mane Six, going out of her way to avoid hurting civilians and to comfort the others. This annoys Discord to no end.
- Nights Favored Child: Marshal Silverstar seems to be the only member of Nightmare Moon's inner circle who isn't a self-serving Manipulative Bastard.
- Sirius Black in the dark!Harry fic Heir. Sirius doesn't support The Dark Side but he won't betray his godson.
- Charlie Wilson's War: Joanne.
- In Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Jefferson Smith is the nicest, greatest guy in the world, and everyone around him sucks. But by being around him, they start to get better. The secretary, whose name escapes me, the Corrupt Senator from Smith's home state, they all see the light.
- The Amish family in Saving Sarah Cain are this in public school. In their case they make venial compromises that understandably irritates Big Sis Lyddie (who is THEIR "Token Good Teammate").
- In The Gamers 2, the GM sends along a paladin in order to keep in check the group's more sociopathic members. All it does is have them find more creative ways to be sociopaths.
- Jim Caviezel's character in The Thin Red Line, Witt, is so noble and idealistic that he comes across as jarring to the other soldiers around him.
- Charles Bronson's character in The Dirty Dozen is the most reliable of the bunch, with Maggot on the other side of the spectrum as the Token Evil Teammate.
- Lt. Archie Hicox of the Inglorious Basterds.
- Isabelle in Predators. She's a mere Israeli sniper alongside a mercenary, enforcers for Yakuza, RUF and Mexican cartels and a death row murderer (and a doctor who's actually a serial killer), and is usually the only one with some conscience in the team.
- Nikolai the Spetnaz soldiers counts too, being a friendly family man who sacrificed his life to save one of the group for no reason but it being the right thing to do.
- Professor Hugo Fassbender in The Pink Panther Strikes Again, who wanted nothing to do with former Chief Inspector Dreyfus' reign of terror, as he doesn't believe in world domination, but had no choice when Dreyfus tortured his daughter Margo. He unwillingly joined with Dreyfus to build a doomsday device to threaten the world unless they kill Chief Inspector Clouseau.
- In The Avengers, Captain America stands out in a team plagued with detachment from humanity, egotism, anger issues, guilt, and a seething desire for revenge. Later on, the team accepts him as their leader.
- In Return of the Streetfighter, Kitty is revealed to be this for the Mafia toward the climax.
- Subverted in Stoker in which Whip Taylor seems to be this among his Jerk Jock group of friends who harass India—telling them to leave her alone, apologizing for their behavior. To that end, she seeks him out late one night to talk. . .and he tries to rape her when she rebuffs his advances.
- Loial the Ogier in The Wheel of Time series. Most of the 'good guys' are just as likely to act in their own self-interest as help their friends and allies, even when cooperation is vital. Loial sometimes finds himself caught between these squabbles, but he cares deeply for all of his friends and is typically much more willing to risk his neck for them than they are for each other.
- David Balfour in Kidnapped. Though the difference is more ideological then moral it is easy to mistake one for the other and he can be self-righteous.
- Túrin spends some time among outlaws in Lay of the Children of Húrin.
- Wintrow in Robin Hobb's The Liveship Traders trilogy tries hard to be this, but is mostly ridiculed (or worse) for his high moral standards. Amber manages better with her views on slavery, violence and the treatment of Paragon.
- The hero in Mickey Blue Eyes.
- Otto in Otto of the Silver Hand. In his case he is a Woobie version of this.
- Prince Edward is among London Beggers in The Prince And The Pauper.
- The Geste brothers in Beau Geste. They are Gentleman-rankers among rather ruffianly Foreign Legionaires and some of this is class difference. However they do, to some degree try to be the Token Good Teammate. Like the good English boys they are.
- Patrius in the Farsala Trilogy, though one could argue that it's only really noticeable when he is contrasted with his commander, Garren.
- Though she only appears briefly in one scene in the original novel, Bree Tanner is this for Victoria's newborn army in the Twilight series. The film adaptation expands her role significantly and especially emphasizes this aspect of her character.
- Although her actions in her novella make this a case of YMMV. Arguably Freaky Fred is closer in that story, seeing as he's the only newborn who actively refrains from the fighting between newborns and defends Bree from them.
- Rana Sanga is the Token Good general of the Malwa empire in Belisarius Series, being a noble and brave Rajput Warrior Prince.
- Thomas Raith qualifies as the token good member of his family in the early Harry Dresden books, as the only Raith with anything resembling morals. Then he leaves the family.
- Subverted with great gusto in The Blending series by Sharon Green. The team of Psycho Rangers set up in contrast to the main characters appears to have a token good member and Only Sane Man in the person of their Spirit wielder... until he reveals he's been using his power to control the other members of their team and is probably the most evil of the five - and the most ambitious - just a lot smarter and less obvious about it.
- In Good Omens, Death is this for the Horsepeople of the Apocalypse. In fact, he's actually an angel.
- In Ivanhoe, King Richard is like this to Robin Hood's men.
- Legacyof The Dragokin: Downplayed as Ravage is called such for a reason but he's the only one in the group that's not interested in Gendercide. He joined the group out of concern for his little sister.
Live Action TV
- Nate Ford to the rest of the Leverage team. He was specifically hired to be the "one honest man" on a crew of thieves. However, the distinction gets fuzzier as time goes by, as Nate begins to almost relish his role of criminal mastermind and the rest of the team discovers they enjoy using their skills to help people. Sophie especially is pointed out to be his moral compass later in the series.
- Lisa is becoming this on V-2009, which is very bad news considering her mother is the Big Bad
- Joshua is probably a more clear-cut example of this, at least until the season 1 finale.
- While every character on the new Battlestar Galactica is morally compromised to a certain extent, Helo seems to stand out as the only one that can still be considered an exemplar of Honor Before Reason in a society that increasingly embraces the ends justifying the means.
- Also Billy, although he may have been lucky to get shot dead shortly before something that might have really tested his morality.
- Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, for once in Super Sentai history, is a team filled with not-so-clean heroes who are not in for helping people or promoting justice, but minding their own business (since they're pirates)... except for Princess Ahim de Famille/Gokai Pink, who's the cleanest, purest person who always can't resist to help other people in need.
- Gai Ikari, Gokai Silver, is another one, as he's an Ascended Fanboy of Super Sentai who wants the Gokaigers to do things like help children who've tripped and give encouraging messages to their fans. Notably, when he's imagining what he wants the team to be like, Ahim's the only one who actually still acts like herself. In a surprise, not only do the Gokaigers think his imagination is ridiculous, even Ahim thinks his version of herself isn't exactly cool (though in the most polite way possible of saying it)
- Don Doggoier AKA Doc, is another one, though still fits a little more than Ahim since his main draw is that he's a Reluctant Warrior, thus less bloodthirsty than the rest. This does comes with a price, though, he's the designated Butt Monkey, so much that in Gai's Imagine Spot above, Don is nonexistant and had his place taken by Gai.
- Vir Cotto is the only prominent Centauri seen on Babylon 5 who doesn't subscribe to either Realpolitik or Fantastic Racism, and ends up being Londo Mollari's (largely ineffective) Morality Pet.
- Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld is the only one of the four main characters who is consistently shown to have a conscience. While he slips up every now and then, he almost always tries to lend a helping hand to people in need. Unfortunately, many of these attempts fail and make things worse.
- Behrooz Araz served as this to the antagonists during the fourth season of 24, which included his own parents. He was consistently on the fence about helping them since it meant the deaths of several innocent people, and the last straw that proved he just couldn't work well with them was when they wound up killing his girlfriend. This eventually led his own father to try and kill him as well.
- The Secret World of Alex Mack has the titular super-powered protagonist hiding from Danielle Atron and Vince her chief of security, both of whom want to experiment on and/or kill her. Also working with them is Nice Guy Dave, the trucker who caused the accident that gave Alex superpowers. He only wants to catch her because she was exposed to an unstable chemical and wants to help her. When he figures out the truth, he keeps it to himself, having overheard Atron's real plans earlier.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer had Jonathan of the Nerd Trio during its sixth season. Whereas Warren proved himself to be a bastard and Andrew (at the time) was just a suck-up who sided with either of the other two when the situation proved best for it, Jonathan was the only one of the trio with a true conscience and never wanted to actually kill Buffy, even going against Warren several times when he attempted to do so. When Warren winds up killing his ex, this is what goes on to drive a permanent wedge between him and the others, ultimately leading him to betray Warren by revealing the weakness in his newest plan to stop Buffy late in season six.
- During One Life to Live's infamous gang rape storyline of 1993, one of the three rapists in question, Powell Lord the III, was repeatedly shown to be the only one who had any remorse over what they had done. Indeed, he's bullied by the other two into participating and is so plagued with guilt that he eventually tries to kill himself before finally pulling himself together and confessing. However, a year later, it is revealed that he is the serial rapist who's been terrorizing the local hospital, leaving viewers to wonder if his guilt drove him insane or if he was secretly like this already before the gang rape unleashed the demon lurking inside.
Mythology and Religion
- When the World Wrestling Federation was invaded by WCW and ECW, Gregory Helms joined WCW's ranks as a standard villain. He soon became the comical superhero character The Hurricane, who was polite to his opponents and eschewed typical heel tactics. After the WCW/ECW Alliance folded, he became a beloved good guy nearly instantly.
- A not uncommon position given the high popularity of supposedly Chaotic Neutral characters among Munchkins and Real Men. This puts anyone in the party actually interested in roleplaying in a very uncomfortable position.
- In Magic: The Gathering's Scars block, we see the colors slowly become remade into Phyrexia. (Think the Borg meets the Zerg, with enough Body Horror to go around.) Black is compleatly Phyrexian in the last set, but red is the last one to be Phyrexianized, because red, being the color of individuality and emotion, is the least Phyrexian. Not surprisingly, red's praetor, Urabrask the Hidden, is the only one of the five that can feel anything akin to compassion. So we get flavor text like Priest of Urabrask and, perhaps hinting at the far future, Urabrask himself.
- Leon S. Kennedy from Resident Evil is this sometimes.
- In many D&D games, such as Icewind Dale or Temple Of Elemental Evil, having a paladin in your party can prevent you from having normal dialogue choices, instead getting sanctimonious tirade that ironically prevents a peaceful resolution.
- Baldur's Gate 2 only has three Evil-aligned NPC that can join your party. If you made your PC evil, then Imoen will be your Token Good Teammate since she's Neutral Good. If she's not on your team, then whoever is Good or Neutral alignment becomes your Token Good Teammate.
- Throne of Bhaal has Balthazar, a Lawful Good monk who has teamed up with the bad guys to accomplish the goal of destroying what he sees as a great evil. Interestingly, the group itself is a part of that evil and he plans to see the entirety of it destroyed — himself included — in the end.
- In Planescape: Torment, Morte the flying talking skull is only good-aligned character in your neutral-aligned party. You may also become good, but it'll require some time.
- Flonne in Disgaea. Originally joins to understand demons and teach them about love.
- Legacy of Kain : Janos Audron for the vampires. Kain is a Magnificent Bastard out to achieve his goals by any means necessary. Vorador is a sadistic hedonist with a penchant for torture. Raziel, while not really evil, can be indecisive, self-righteous, and is mostly motivated by wanting to save himself. Janos, on the other hand, is a kind, fatherly cleric type who is one of the few people in the games who will tell the truth in a straightforward, artless manner. He even thinks kindly of the murderous Sarafan, believing that they're only acting out of fear and ignorance.
- William is the Super Ego among the McCall brothers' Power Trio in Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.
- Jecht in Dissidia: Final Fantasy is good, or at least neutral, despite being a member of the Warriors of Chaos, all composed of Final Fantasy villains. The reason he's siding with the villains is that the local Smug Snake, Emperor Palamecia, manipulated him into thinking that their victory would let him rejoin his son, Tidus. Golbez, on the other hand, is a good guy posing as a villain.
- To a lesser extent, Judge Magister Gabranth. In the 13th cycle, he's nothing more than a disgruntled jailer who serves as a warden for those no longer used in the conflict. Several of lines are somber and hint that he wants nothing more than penance for his past transgressions, while most of the other Chaos warriors mock him for his more admirable qualities. Compare this to Shantotto, who serves as Team Cosmos' Token Evil Teammate (to the point that most of the villains revere her). Both of these are somewhat subverted in the prequel Duodecim, as the two are actually affiliated with their respective deities this time around (however, Gabranth just seems to be doing his job and seems to be confronting Cosmos simply to end the war—thus lacking an ulterior motive unlike most of the others, while Shantotto is still a fair bit malicious, even towards her ally Prishe).
- Also, Kuja is a bit of a tragic case. He's actively working with the heroes Bartz, Zidane, and Squall, up until Kefka intervenes. He's even responsible for Cloud's Heel Face Turn and Terra's too. After he's defeated by Lightning, Kefka implants false memories to ensure his full on villainy in the Thirteenth Cycle.
- Reeve, Shin-Ra's head of Urban Development, seems to be the only person on Shin-Ra's board of directors with a conscience or sense of ethics. He eventually defects to AVALANCHE as a Double Agent
- Roxas to Organization XIII. Unlike the other 12, he isn't activly malicious.
- In the end of BlazBlue Continuum Shift, Litchi ends up joining NOL as the Token Good Teammate. Unlike all other who directly served the Imperator, the reason why she joins was because her body condition got worse and the only one who'd want to give the cure for both her and Arakune is NOL, thus she has the least loyalty to the NOL and was only there for necessary self preservation and saving a beloved. Also in Chrono Phantasma, she didn't undergo any Evil Costume Switch and retains her sane personality, thereby making her squarely on the trope.
- In Knights of the Old Republic, if you go dark-side by the end of the game Zaalbar will be the only person on your team who bears any resemblance to a good alignment, and he'll attack you if you take him onto the Star Forge.
- Both Rei and Shuu/Shew becomes this in Hokuto Musou Dream Mode, on basis that the antagonist is the Nanto side, and they're both Nanto practicioners. In the real story, they would've been Kenshiro's greatest allies.
- Leo in Final Fantasy VI is also a known case of this as well in fact the game likes to lampshade the fact that the only reason why Leo is considered a antagonist is only because he works with the Empire.
- In Nicktoons Unite: Globs of Doom, the heroes and villains from various Nicktoons split up into opposite teams. Villain Protagonist Zim, however, goes with the heroes, so his arch-nemesis, Hero Antagonist Dib, decides that he has to team up with the bad guys. This doesn't end well for him.
- Cao Ren in Dynasty Warriors. In a game where Wei stores A LOT of scary looking, ambitious, jerkwad or scheming people... we got this peaceful shorty guy who just wants the chaos to end. And this is before Wei takes a swing in Anti-Villain-y since the 6th game.
- And in the 7th game, even if Wei is just merely Designated Villain, one look at serene, compassionate poet/musician Cai Wenji amongst Wei would make you agree that she's another Token Good Teammate.
- Soulcalibur IV has this fate unfortunately befall Sophitia Alexandria, making this Lady of War Forced Into Evil. Tira shows herself to be very Genre Savvy by designating Sophitia's daughter as a prospective host for Soul Edge. In order to prevent this, Sophitia was strong-armed into working with Nightmare & co. As the latest warrior in a long line chosen by the Greek gods to destroy the evil sword, Sophitia is none too thrilled about her Face Heel Turn; however, for the sake of her children, she must reluctantly ward off any who attempt to reach the sword, including her younger sister Cassandra and any of her previous allies. And when her other allies who are similarly manipulated in this cause was Voldo...
- In Warriors Orochi, Himiko is mainly on the side of the forces of Orochi because Da Ji acts as a Cool Big Sis toward her. When she and Da Ji are captured by the Resistance in Warriors Orochi 3, Himiko gets along better with the Resistance fighters*, and goes along with a few of the girls in one Side Quest to help rescue another of their missing warriors.
- Also in 3, Mouri Motonari is also one. He's cunning enough to realize that the balance of the dimensional world actually depends on Da Ji's presence, like it or not, so he protects and joins forces with her, despite still being the jovial laid back guy (as compared with his dickish self in Sengoku Basara which wouldn't make him this trope), if you compare with those used to align with Da Ji (except Himiko above) like Masamune, Fuuma, Keiji, Achilles or Dong Zhuo.
- Mina Tang in Alpha Protocol. The only employee of the eponymous agency who seems to have any sort of conscience, and also the only one of Mike Thorton's Mission Controls who care if he kills American agents or civilians, makes deals with arms traffickers, or commits similar acts of Dirty Business.
- Oichi in Sengoku Basara used to be one for the Oda clan. Despite her dark powers, she just looks demure and innocent compared to Nobunaga, Mitsuhide, Nouhime and Ranmaru. Then she got carted off to marry Nagamasa where her 'good'/'innocent' side develops more and she could be a genuine good rather than Token Good Teammate... Too bad it goes downhill so fast from there on.
- Dragon Age II has a cabal of mages from Starkhaven Hawke often deals with over the course of the game. Their leader, Decimus, is an insane blood mage. Grace, his girlfriend, starts out creeped out, but accepts his way of thinking and tries to murder Hawke and their sibling/love interest. Terrie isn't seen much but she gives quests involving framing templars. Then, there is Alain, a genuine Nice Guy who just tries to help.
- Drowtales: Kel'Noz to Quain, Vaelia to Ariel.
- White Mage, and possibly Fighter in 8-Bit Theater.
- Fighter is this Trope.
- Maybe not?
- Or he is and is simply using psychological manipulation to try and scare the woman away from his sociopathic associates.
- The real proof is here and here.
- He seems to be some combination of Stupid Good (belief in Power of Friendship, inability to recognize when someone is evil), and Dumb Is Good.
- Hati of Cry Havoc falls in here, seeing as she tries to hold back her squad mates blood lust and general disregard for human life.
- This is such a perfect description of Cale in Looking for Group.
- Though over the course of Character Development the others have become slightly more Good due to his influence and Cale has become less idealistic.
- In The Order of the Stick the Linear Guild usually has some. Not surprising as they are the evil opposites of the Order, which has Belkar as the Token Evil Teammate. The original Linear Guild has Hilgya, a priestess of Loki, who turns out to be not overly malicious. Later they recruit a Lawful Good (or at least honorable Lawful Neutral, considering he let Nale and crew get away with mass murder) kobold to serve as the counterpart to Belkar.
- The Monster in the Darkness is this to the villains; he's a childlike, naive creature who doesn't bear anyone any malice and seems not to understand how evil Xykon really is.
- Artie from Narbonic normally preoccupies himself with the support of hippie-ish causes (such as world peace and the election of Dennis Kucinich), all while living with a mad scientist and her henchmen.
- Come Skin Horse, he's become an activist for transgenic rights.
- Commodore James Norrington in the main cast of the Mega Crossover Fan Webcomic Roommates. Sure the others are trying to better themselves but still are Goblin King Jareth, Inspector Javert and Erik The Phantom of the Opera. Also King Arthur of the "Magical Men's Club" which also consists of Odin and the Erlkönig.
- Cream the Rabbit is this to the Sky Pirates in Sonic The Comic Online.
- In The Guild, despite the team name of "The Knights of Good", Codex and Vork are the only ones who seem to quest with anything but loot in mind. Then we find out how Vork gets his electricity and internet access by stealing it from his Alzheimers-afflicted neighbor. Offline Codex is the only one who isn't either self-centered or completely divorced from reality.
- In Red vs. Blue, the eternally cheerful Donut seems to be the only Blood Gulch soldier who doesn't openly despise the rest of the crew. The series' Designated Hero Church even remarks that Donut is harmless and probably wouldn't hurt a fly (this is in spite of the fact that he actually killed his [admittedly, tank-driving, out-for-blood, mercenary] girlfriend). Everyone else on either team are various mixes of apathy, misanthropy, and Comedic Sociopathy. Even the easy-going and friendly Caboose secretly harbors a huge dislike of Tucker, as well as a tendency to accidentally kill his own teammates.
- Doc. It's especially hilarious because the other members of his team consist of: a bomb, a robot's head, and an AI that's taken control (mostly) of Doc's armor.
- Yvan Viau aka Labyrinthe of the ASH universe is canonically the token good teammate on the Conclave of Supervillains.
- The Nostalgia Chick's Sex Bot. As he said in a twitter message, he's surrounded by screeching harpies that haunt his every moment.
- Now that he's gone (very likely dead), Nella is back in the role of the only regular person there with a listenable conscience.
- Exaggerated completely on Jimmy Two Shoes, where Jimmy is the Token Good for the whole city.
- Zuko's Uncle Iroh in the first season of Avatar The Last Airbender; he's a former Fire Nation general who had a pre-series Heel Face Turn and only helps his nephew hunt the Avatar so he can look after him.
- John Canmore in Gargoyles, and then this is subverted, BIG TIME.
- Played Straight with Dingo, of the five members of the pack, he doesn't start losing his humanity and going crazy, and is the only member to do a Heel Face Turn for purely altruistic reasons.
- Wonder Man is this for the Masters of Evil in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- Colossus is this to Magneto's Acolytes in X-Men: Evolution.
- Silverbolt in Beast Wars when he was awakened as a Predacon for all of one episode.
- On Futurama Dr. Zoidberg in "An Xmas Story" was specifically the only member of the Planet Express Crew to not be targeted by Santa Bot, and gives him a pogo stick for a present.
- More than that; he's apparently the only person on Earth who is not on Santa's naughty / target list.
- From Jem we have Stormer of The Misfits. As an example, when The Misfits discovered that the Holograms had to perform in a movie alongside them, in order to raise money for an operation one of the Starlight Girls desperately needed, the band is thinking up ways they can screw with Jem. However, the first words out of Stormer's mouth when she finds it is "Which little girl?"
- Shifty for the dingoes in Blinky Bill.
- Todd from The Foxbusters is this to the fox pack.
- Red Menace, despite his name, is certainly this with the League of Super Evil.