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->'''Sarda:''' You are ''all'' evil monsters who need to die for the good of ''everybody'' else.\\
'''Black Mage:''' Wait, even ''Fighter?''\\
'''Sarda:''' ''Except'' Fighter.\\
'''Fighter:''' Yay!\\
'''Sarda:''' He's a casualty.\\
'''Black Mage:''' (''as Fighter pouts'') Yay!
-->-- ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''

A Token Good Teammate is someone in TheTeam whose greater principles stick out like a sore thumb. A typical example might be a JustifiedCriminal forced to [[GoingNative go native]] among real criminals, perhaps because of deliberate persecution or simple error by TheGovernment.

Despite his high moral standards, he need not be TheHeart 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 [[{{revenge}} personal vendettas]]. Alternately, he may be someone who simply holds himself aloof from the "debauchery" of the rest of his team. In extreme examples, he may become hated by other characters as he tries to foist his ideas on the others, becoming a terribly annoying CommanderContrarian.

He will likely have struggles between loyalty to his [[TrueCompanions friends]] 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 he shows.

If both he and the TokenEvilTeammate 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 genuine) {{Lets You And Him Fight}}s, and perhaps an eventual VitriolicBestBuds.

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 [[NobleDemon shows restraint in doing atrocious evil]], or [[ForcedIntoEvil is forced against his own will to be a bad guy]] (due to a hostage or some other leverage held by the bad guys, for example), or [[NotInThisForYourRevolution has other goals that are noble, but require him/her to be on the bad guys' side]], or [[MyMasterRightOrWrong is merely just following orders from the higher ups]] [[MyCountryRightOrWrong that he/she has sworn loyalty to]] ([[HonorBeforeReason high honor standards can cause such]]). This character has a high chance to become a sympathetic character that the audience can root for, or perhaps even [[HeelFaceTurn call it quits and jump ship to the good guys]]. He may also be the TeamFace by virtue of not being an asshole. The other members will trust him more than each other and have him talk to the {{muggles}} when needed. In more cynical works, expect the Token Good Teammate to be [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killed off]] by the BigBad to show how ruthless they are.

Compare TokenWholesome and HeroAntagonist. Related to the FishOutOfWater, the OnlySaneMan, and TheHeart. See also AllLovingHero. For possible variations on the 'good guy amongst irredeemable villains', you could try the SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains.


* ''TokenGoodTeammate/ASongOfIceAndFire''


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Wave, and to a lesser extent Run from ''Manga/AkameGaKill''. Wave especially could write the book on this, as he's essentially the TokenGoodTeammate of TheEmpire as a whole and in some ways is even more heroic than the ''heroes'' themselves. Even [[TheHero Tatsumi]] notes he's not evil and actually ''moral'', something [[PsychoForHire rather lacking among the Empire's troops]]. [[spoiler:Wave eventually defects from the Empire [[TheCaretaker in order to take care of Kurome]]]].
* Rock to the ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' Company. [[WideEyedIdealist Rotton the Wizard]] to [[DragonLady Shenhua]] and [[TheButcher Sawyer]].
* ''Franchise/CodeGeass:''
** Euphemia li Britannia for the Britannian royalty, being a saint compared to the others and accepts the Japanese as equals. [[spoiler:[[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth It doesn't end well for her, sadly]]]].
** Of the Britannian military, General Andreas Darlton fits the bill, being AFatherToHisMen who also views the Japanese as equals. [[spoiler:[[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth He also meets a tragic end]]]].
** [[spoiler:In ''R2'', it's Nunnally who falls into this trope]].
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Dororo is less interested in taking over Earth and more interested in [[GreenAesop protecting its environment]]. Far more obvious in the manga, and [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] several times.
* Seras Victoria, FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire, is the only character on ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' with a fully functional moral compass.
** ''Anderson'' plays this role for the Vatican side- he may love fighting monsters, including [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Seras]], but he does stick to his sense of right and wrong even as his faction reaches new lows--[[spoiler:culminating in his destruction of Maxwell's anti-zombie shelter when he realizes the latter has gone around the bend.]]
** Also, The Captain is this for Millennium.
* Coyote Starrk and Tier Harribel of the Espada in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' could count. While for the most part, the Espada's members are arrogant, violent, and thoroughly evil followers of [[BigBad Aizen]], Starrk and Harribel are both {{Martial Pacifist}}s that don't like fighting but believe in TrueCompanions and ThePowerOfFriendship.
** Coyote Starrk ends up being a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] as his fight with Shunsui Kyoraku shows that even though he was a noble person, he was still fighting on the wrong side. Nevertheless, Shunsui makes a point to say that [[BlackAndGrayMorality he's not in the right for fighting Starrk either]].
** Also, Riruka Dokugamine, the only one in Xcution who doesn't want [[spoiler:Ichigo's powers]] and tries to reject it. It helps that she actually ''befriended'' Ichigo and Orihime genuinely.
* Dieci of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers Cyborgs]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', who was the only one amongst them who questioned the rightness of their terrorist actions. Resident SmugSnake Quattro, naturally, looks down at her and sees her conscience and empathy for others as a weakness.
* Kurama in an early arc of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Not surprisingly, he does a HeelFaceTurn, but unexpectedly, so does [[DefeatMeansFriendship Hiei]] (who then becomes the TokenEvilTeammate for the good guys.)
** As the show and its characters become [[GreyAndGreyMorality more morally ambiguous]], Kuwabara becomes this for the main four.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Rem on Team Kira is about as nice and morally pure as [[BlackAndGreyMorality anyone on that side gets]].
** The same could be said about Soichiro Yagami.
* Sixinglong/Nouva Shenron in the last arc of ''Anime/DragonBallGT''. He's a MartialPacifist NobleDemon who believes in Honorable Duels, and goes as far as to put off his fight with Goku when he's [[WorfHadTheFlu temporarily blinded.]] Justified because he came from the only selfish wish made by the Dragon Balls in the series, giving King Piccolo his youth back.
* Mikiya Kokutou from ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' is a really decent guy and a devout Zen Buddhist. The people he hangs around with are... neutral at best. He comments on how he'll just have to share the karma of Shiki's sins to be with her. Miraculously, he does this without sounding like a jackass.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', we have Hachi, who was the least cruel out of Arlong's pirates. [[spoiler: He would in fact become an ally to the Straw Hats later.]]
** Though later chapters would show more good (or at least not corrupt, an arrogant {{Jerkass}} or a fanatical KnightTemplar) Marines, Smoker and his partner Tashigi are the very first named Marines to be depicted as such in almost 100 chapters.
** From Crocodile's Baroque Works, Miss All-Sunday/Nico Robin was a DragonWithAnAgenda who was more-or-less GoodAllAlong, and after Baroque Works crumbles, she joins the Straw Hats.
** Jinbe of the original Seven Warlords of the Sea, being the only one that isn't cruel, [[AxCrazy out of his mind]], [[JerkAss a prick]], or [[TrueNeutral not caring]] about anyone.
** While not exactly a "team" in a traditional sense, for the Four Emperors is Shanks [[spoiler:ever since Whitebeard's death.]]
** The Nefertari family turns out to be this among the [[AristocratsAreEvil Celestial Dragons]] as they were the only family to not [[AGodAmI proclaim themselves to be gods]] after founding the World Government.
*** So was Saint Homing and his wife, who are the only known kind nobles seen so far. [[spoiler: His son, Doflamingo doesn't share the same sentiments.]]
** From the Donquixote Family, [[NinjaMaid Baby 5]] was the least cruel member, who really only fought for Doflamingo because of her [[ExtremeDoormat chronic desire to be needed by someone]] (something that the rest of the Family ''encouraged'' rather than corrected because it made her useful). [[spoiler:She later finds out that her comrades only care for her because she's convenient, and when her opponent (one of Luffy's allies) promises to marry her and treat her with respect, [[HighHeelFaceTurn she turns against the Donquixote Family]] and is the only member who is not arrested, even celebrating their defeat together with Luffy and the rest of his allies]].
** Reiji is the only Vinsmoke and Gemma 66 commander who is capable of empathy and the only one of [[spoiler: Sanji]]'s siblings who treats the latter with some form of kindness. Later on, we see she genuinely cares for [[spoiler: Sanji]] and disapproves of their other siblings, even if circumstances don't let her say it out right.
* [[EmotionlessGirl Maria]] of ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'''s [[OpposingSportsTeam Hakushuu Dinosaurs]] is this to [[ManipulativeBastard Marco]], [[TheJuggernaut Gaou]], [[InLoveWithYourCarnage Kisaragi]], and [[DirtyCoward Tengu]]. She actually tries to slip information to other teams in the interests of preventing casualties. Unfortunately for her, Marco's drive to win ([[LoveMakesYouEvil in order to impress her, might we add]]) outweighs anything she might try to do.
** NiceGuy Panther of the Pentagram, where he plays alongside showboat Bud Walker, DumbMuscle Tatanka, JerkJock Clifford, and the thoroughly monstrous [[TheJuggernaut Mr. Don]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Jugo qualifies as this [[JekyllAndHyde most of the time.]] While his SuperpoweredEvilSide has allegedly caused a massive amount of destruction in the past, Jugo's dominant personality is a calm, level-headed and non-violent man who [[IJustWantToBeNormal would rather not have the incredible superpowers that drive him insane from time to time.]] He acts as the Token Good Teammate given that his friends are: Suigetsu, a BloodKnight SerialKiller; Karin, a {{Yandere}} HotScientist and willing former servant of Orochimaru, and [[RivalTurnedEvil Sasuke]].
** Tobi seemed like this at first - a complete {{Cloudcuckoolander}} even next to DarkChick Deidara, he was at least as interested in having dango with his partner as being evil. Then the entire thing turned out to be an act.
-->'''Kisame:''' Don't get me wrong, I liked Tobi. He managed to lighten the mood of this rather gloomy organization.
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', [[spoiler: Sasaki]] turns out to be the only decent person in the [[EvilCounterpart Anti-SOS Brigade]]. [[spoiler: She even joins up with Kyon to stop her nominal teammates.]]
** That is, until [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist Kyouko]]]] pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''Anime/DaphneInTheBrilliantBlue'':
** There is Maia, who is kind to ''everyone'', even her kidnappers. Thus she is a contrast to [[MoreDakka gun obbessed]] Gloria, [[DestructiveSavior property damage causing]] Yu, and [[ManipulativeBitch ruthless]] Rena.
** Before Maia joined, Shizuka might count since she doesn't cause the same damage as the above. However, she never has a problem with what they do either.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' has Acqua of the Back, the only truly noble member of God's Right Seat, who genuinely wants to help and protect the world. The other members are corrupt and/or have secret agendas.
** Misaka is the only one out of the known Level 5s who is considered publicly presentable and becomes something of a mascot. Accelerator and Kakine are antisocial murderers. Mugino appears normal but not when she gets angry. Misaki is paranoid and tends to abuse her power. Gunha is convinced he is a superhero. The remaining Level 5 apparently doesn't appear in public.
* In an excellent example of having both a Token Good Teammate and a Token Evil Teammate on the same team, the BlackAndGrayMorality world of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has Amelia and Xellos respectively. The rest of the team tend to be selfish jerks (especially Lina), but Xellos admits to being evil and tags along because a.) he's under orders to, and b.) it's just fun. Amelia, on the other hand, is WrongGenreSavvy and thinks she's in a MagicalGirl show, even going so far as to trying to cure Xellos of being evil through the power of love. The rest of the team swings back and forth along the spectrum of good vs evil.
* To some degree Togusa in ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' counts. The rest of Section 9 is fighting terrorism and organized crime, and government corruption at times, and are devoted to protect the citizen from major threats. However, Togusa is the only one who would risk the trouble of apprehending armed criminals alive and see that they are properly tried. Everyone else [[CombatPragmatist strikes first and starts looking for any survivors]] that can be questioned after the dust has settled.
* As revealed eventually in the latter stages of ''Manga/Brave10'', UsefulNotes/HattoriHanzo's group seemingly consists of people who are only in for simple megalomania and conquering the world. The only exception is [[spoiler:Anastasia, just fresh [[FaceHeelTurn after betraying the Braves]], as her motive of serving Hanzo was only [[NotInThisForYourRevolution to reclaim her family heirloom that Hanzo held]]. Despite being a Type V AntiHero herself.]]
* Though everyone from the Sabertooth guild in ''Manga/FairyTail'' is cocky, Rogue is the only one to actually voice his distaste at how they humiliated and expelled one of their members over a single loss, and not even cracking a smile during Minerva's NoHoldsBarredBeatdown of Lucy. It's an incredibly stark contrast with his close companion Sting's amusement over the poor girl's weakness, and laughing out loud while Lucy's was tortured.
** [[spoiler:After Master Gienma and Minerva, the two evil members of the guild left Sabertooth and Sting took over the master position, the guild loses its {{Jerkass}} attitude, but Rogue has the potential to become evil like his future self.]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': While all of Dartz's elite minions have [[FreudianExcuse tragic backstories]] that explain their StartOfDarkness, Raphael is distinct in that he seems to genuinely believe that Dartz is ''saving'' the world. He has so much respect for and connection to his cards that he successfully uses ''[[MagicPokerEquation the Heart of the Cards]]'' against Yami Yugi. He also successfully fights the influence of the Orichalcos, something only [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mai]] had previously [[IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight done]] (with ThePowerOfLove) and subsequently rescues Mai and Valon's comatose bodies from an earthquake. In fact, it's outright stated that the Orichalcos could not take his soul because he had no evil in his heart.
* Lunamaria Hawke of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' is an unusual example, given that her teammates aren't [[AntiVillain really]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist villainous]]. Still, Luna maintains her sense of perspective and avoids crossing the line, even when most of her allies generally fail at that.
* Masa and Ren are both this to the entire Seto syndicate in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''. They're the only two members who support Nagasumi and Sun's engagement and don't actively try to kill the former on a regular basis.
* Both Seiko and Chisa fill this role for the Radicals in Anime/Danganronpa3 [[spoiler:though it was revealed that the latter was a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of this trope due to her being a Remnant of Despair [[BitchInSheepsClothing pretending to be a]] NiceGirl.]]
* Ainz Ooal Gown, Satoru Suzuki/Lord Momonga's old guild in ''LightNovel/Overlord2012'' is shown to be made almost entirely of evil monsters with the exception of "Touch Me" who decided to be a KnightInShiningArmor who believed in honor and justice.[[note]] Technically, they were all just friends role playing in an MMO, until our protagonist got sucked into a real magical world.[[/note]]
** Among Momonga's subordinates, we have his BattleButler and leader of his personnel team of {{ninja maid}}s Sebas Tian, who unlike the other more evil guardian's at Nazarick, has been shown willing to give a helping hand to those weaker than himself and is one of the few in Nazarick that is accepting of humans.
** Also of note; Cocytus is by far the least evil of Nazarick's floor guardians and often praises the courage and skill of his opponents, even if they're significantly weaker than he is.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Jim Gordon in most ''{{Franchise/Batman}}'' comics and shows has that effect. He seems to purify the air around him. Look at Harvey Bullock, a CorruptCop that becomes Gordon's Lancer.
* Piffany in ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}''. While Nodwick [[WordOfGod is also good-aligned]], he is too subservient to have much effect on the group's actions. Piffany is [[FailedASpotCheck oblivious to Yeagar and Artax's more questionable actions]], or sometimes [[SelectiveObliviousness willing to rationalize]]. Ironically, she's also Yeagar and Arthax's MoralityPet, 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. [[spoiler:One plotline concerns a BadFuture without Piffany, where Yeagar and Arthax become TheDragon and TheEvilGenius 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 [[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Sinister Six.]]
* In ComicBook/DarkAvengers, Noh-Varr and Victoria Hand are the only people on the team who ''aren't'' homicidal maniacs. So much that when [[spoiler: Victoria Hand is appointed as Captain America's New Avengers liaison, and Noh-Varr actually becomes a member of the Avengers]]. Ares isn't exactly ''good'', but he's generally not as villainous as the rest of the team. ComicBook/TheSentry himself isn't so much a villain as much as a schizophrenic [[spoiler:and later brainwashed into giving control over to his darker side]]. Ares and ComicBook/TheSentry were the only field agents on the team who were actually Avengers, and were the only ones that didn't have to change their identities.
* Jolt of ''The ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}''. She was an actual hero (technically a hero wannabe) among the [[VillainWithGoodPublicity villains pretending to be heroes]] Thunderbolts. Her presence helped foster the already-forming {{Heel Face Turn}}s 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.
** A later version of the team (overseen by Luke Cage, US Agent, Mach V, and Songbird), had Ghost and Man-Thing, who are more neutral than anything else, and later had Troll (Gunna) join the team.
** An even later incarnation of the team, formed by General Thaddeus Ross (the Red Hulk), had Flash Thompson, aka [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} Agent Venom]]. He's the most heroic of the group - he's a Spidey fanboy so go figure - which says a lot considering he's bonded to a carnivorous parasite with a taste for human flesh, and is the one who resents violence the most and tries to avoid it whenever possible. However, eventually he realises that as the Token Good Teammate, he can't stand what the team does, and quits. He is later replaced by ComicBook/GhostRider, who is as amoral as everyone else on the team.
* Lucas Lee of the Evil Exes in ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' 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.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' vol.2, when Scott creates what he calls "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyfast Extinction Team]]" -- a group of the most powerful and dangerous members of X-Men to perform large-scale heroic acts, as a warning to everybody willing to attack X-Men by showing what can they do. He even directly calls them weapons of mass destruction. The team is made of himself, Storm, [[CanonSue Hope]], Emma Frost, Colossus (who had recently became TheJuggernaut), Magik (frequent Token Evil Teammate of ComicBook/NewMutants), ComicBook/SubMariner and ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. Storm points out that in entire team only her, Hope and Scott haven't been, at least once in their life, supervillains and considering he just compared X-Men to North Korea, he doesn't count.
* During the opening of Reginald Hudlin's run on ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' (the arc that was later animated), Ulysses Klaw puts together a team of supervillains to attack Wakanda. Black Knight (a deluded fanatic who believes in WhiteMansBurden), Cannibal (a creepy body-surfer), Rhino / Juggernaut (DumbMuscle who kills an endangered rhino for kicks) Radioactive Man (glowing green sadist) and [[AffablyEvil Batroc the Leaper]] ("I'm a professional, not a zealot").
* Comicbook/{{Wolverines}} has two: Comicbook/{{X 23}} and Endo. Despite X having done a lot of unambiguously terrible things in her past, all of this was under duress, and though more ruthless than many of her teammates has nonetheless shaped herself around trying to do right as best she can, making Laura the most unambiguously heroic character in the series. Endo, however, is very much TheChick of the cast and the most innocent of all of them. She was the only member of the Paradise crew who was just living a normal life and had never done anything wrong before before they took her,[[note]]Sharp was former Delta Force and had done ''something'' terrible during that time, ''and'' he shares a mind with the murderous ghost ninja Ogun, Neuro was a SerialKiller shown to have murdered and dismembered several women, Junk was a small-time hood and crook, and Skel was a bit of a BloodKnight even ''before'' his upgrades[[/note]] to say nothing of comparing her to the Wolverines.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Comicbook/TheMultiversity}}: [[{{Shazam}} Thunderworld]],'' where [[MadScientist Sivana]]s from numerous alternate universes team up to take down the Marvel Family. [[http://greenlantern44.tumblr.com/post/117782569459/are-you-trying-to-tell-me-all-my-parallel-earth One of them is a Nobel Prize winner]] who didn't seem to realize what he was signing up for.
* As in the cartoon, Stormer is the token "nice guy" of The Misfits in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' comics. She has more bite than in the source but is still the more soft spoken, gentle member of a band full of easily angered, morally dubious women. The Misfiits then get another member, Blaze, who falls into this trope as well.
* Of the costumed vigilantes in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', Nite Owl II is the only (extant) one who [[TheCape resembles the traditional idea of a superhero.]] Silk Spectre II also seems to be a generally decent person, especially in comparison to [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Rorschach]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist Ozymandias]], [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Doctor Manhattan]], and [[AssholeVictim The Comedian]].
* The main protagonist in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight''. In the world of [[{{Hell}} Résurrection]], where people reincarnate as different kinds of monsters, the most loathsome of all become vampires - the ruling elite of this setting which includes all kinds of sociopaths and psychopaths. Requiem himself used to be [[NaziProtagonist a Nazi]] who committed many despicable acts, but he differs from other vampires because he is the only one who expresses regret and shame for them. Though he is unable to [[TheAtoner fully atone]] for them since he is already in Hell and he is unwilling to betray his kind, he does his best to protect his [[MoralityPet Jewish girlfriend Rebecca]], who also became trapped in this world after getting killed by another vampire in life.
* In ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'', Raya has been given AdaptationalVillainy as she is now a part of The Stingers. However, she doesn't act like a villain. Raya is the only one in her band not to be a self-centered jerk. [[spoiler:She [[HeelFaceTurn later joins]] Jem's band.]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak,'' among a team of [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists,]] Silver is the only one who can be counted as having genuinely selfless intentions to his crime, and the only one who has no desire to commit more crimes.
* Suishoku in ''Fanfic/ShiningPrettyCure''. He's actually a pretty nice person from the start, he resolves to NeverHurtAnInnocent (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 HeelFaceTurn, but rather, [[DarkMagicalGirl Amazora]]. [[spoiler: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 ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7292991/1/Xanatos Xanatos]] is essentially a card-carrying LawfulGood. [[BlackAndGreyMorality For anyone familiar with the work this takes place in]], this sets her up as the {{buttmonkey}} of the group. [[spoiler: This actually makes her the one [[TheCorruptible most likely to side with Kira]], though she hasn't done so just yet.]]
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** In the [[BadFuture Epilogue timeline]], Liarjack is this among the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Discorded]] [[FallenHero Mane Six]], going out of her way to avoid hurting civilians and to comfort the others. This annoys Discord to no end.
** [[NobleDemon General Hercules Beetle]] if one for the Changelings. Unlike the rest, he sincerely doesn't buy into their FantasticRacism towards other beings and felt the Ponies have every right to fight back for their own survival as much as anyone else. In general, it's rather clear that he's only a villain at all due to his UndyingLoyalty [[MyMasterRightOrWrong to his Queen]].
* ''FanFic/NightsFavoredChild'': [[TheBrigadier Marshal Silverstar]] seems to be the only member of Nightmare Moon's inner circle who ''isn't'' a self-serving ManipulativeBastard.
* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Sirius Black]] in the dark!Harry fic ''FanFic/{{Heir}}''. Sirius doesn't support TheDarkSide but he won't betray his godson.
* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/486489/chapters/847402 Exhibit A]]'' Snape is the only member of [[RonTheDeathEater the Order]] [[KnightTemplar of the Phoenix]] that has any [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]].
* PlayedWith for Jessie, James and Meowth in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Symbiosis}}'', while they are largely innocent and misguided, they are still just as dangerous as the rest of Team Rocket.
* The ''HarryPotter'' band The Parselmouths are, in-universe, two [[AmbitionIsEvil Slytherins]] who were eventually joined by a [[TheHero Gryffindor]] (mostly because the Slytherins wanted someone to do the work for them). Summarized [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zJ6OUAwK6Q here]]:
-->"We let a Gryffindor into our [[CardCarryingVillain very evil band]]!"
* ''FanFic/MegaManRecut'' has Snake Man, though he doesn't realize it.
* The ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' fic ''FanFic/TheWarmthOfASistersLove'' has Johnny, a member of the crew of fishermen who inadvertently catch the mermaid Kyla in their net. While the other fishermen quickly decide to sell Kyla to an aquarium and make a profit, Johnny tries in vain to convince them to let her go free, befriends Kyla and sneaks into the aquarium at night to bring her fish, and ultimately helps Kyla's [[BigSisterInstinct older sister]] Katiya and the PowerTrio of Lucia, Hanon, and Rina break Kyla out.
* Crimson Sky from ''FanFic/BadFutureCrusaders'', despite being one of Lightning Dust's CoDragons and one of the ponies who made [[BigBad Twilight Sparkle's]] coup possible, is a FatherToHisMen, kind hearted, and prefers peaceful action in favor of the more wholesale violence and destruction the air force is known for.
* In ''FanFic/FieldOfInnocence'', [[TheWisePrince Prince Lu Ten]] is such a sweet, kindhearted BigBrotherMentor that it's easy to forget that, while he doesn't buy into the idea that the other nations are inferior and is appalled by senseless cruelty, he's still fighting for TheEmpire bent on world domination with all his heart.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' crossover ''Fanfic/{{Kage}}'', Jade becomes quickly a HeroWithBadPublicity on Meridian due to bad luck and [[ManipulativeBitch Nerissa]], leaving her no choice but to join the [[TheRemnant Knights of Vengeance]]. In a later chapter, it's both [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and [[DiscussedTrope discussed]], with [[NobleDemon Raythor]] stating to [[SecretIdentity "Kage"]] that she's far more noble and less evil than the rest of the Knights. In the same chapter, [[TheNoseKnows Blunk's]] smell tells him that while the other Knights smell very bad, "Kage" smells "half good and half bad". This trope gets one more reference when Jade gives water to a seriously thirsty Tynar and he's amazed by her act of kindness because he would have been ignored or taunted by any other Knight.
* In ''Fanfic/TheDarkSideOfTheMirrorVerse'':
** Rainbow Crash (a.k.a. Mirror Rainbow Dash) is this for the Mirror Mane Six. While the group are mostly {{Harmless Villain}}s anyway, Rainbow just genuinely wants to help others, and only helps the rest do anything wrong because she wants to be helpful. The problem is she's TheKlutz and can't seem to do ''anything'' right, normally causing more harm than good. [[spoiler:She's also an [[BreakTheCutie emotional and mental wreck]] thanks to [[TheDreaded Mirror Spitfire]].]]
** Mirror Scootaloo is this for the CMC. Apple Bloom is a SpoiledBrat who likes to see how far she can push people by misbehaving and Sweetie does bad things to rebel against her parents, but Scootaloo has to be talked into doing wrong and enjoys playing a hero in her KidHero tv show.
* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'': Widow is this to [[FallenHero Jade's]] team of Gumo. While she's still a criminal through and through, unlike the others she has not [[FullyEmbracedFiend just accepted]] her [[TranshumanTreachery transformation]], and only goes along with Jade's plans because she has literally no other place left to go.
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Aurora qualifies as this for Belladonna's group. While Belladonna and the others have no qualms about breaking into places to steal and do whatever they want, Aurora prefers when they can get things legally, and for the most part he only follows them in their schemes out of fear of being left alone. Unfortunately, this fear causes severe problems as she doesn't speak up against things that she doesn't want to do [[spoiler: such as when Belladonna learns about how her father abandoned her and decides to kill him, even though Aurora doesn't want him dead.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Phoebus is this in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. He is a professional soldier who however has moral standards that contrast with the orders he is supposed to follow. Especially when after freeing himself, he takes leadership of the people he was ordered to oppress, and turns them on Frollo's soldiers.
* There is a deleted scene that was cut from the Disney movie ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' where a soft hearted Hun tries to rescue a canary only for them both to end up dead soon after.
* Though Sonata Dusk in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' gleefully goes along with the other two siren's plans for WorldDomination via MindControlMusic HatePlague, she's shown to have enough virtues that suggest she's at least a nice person when left to her own devices like making punch for everyone, being a [[FriendlyEnemy friendly]] (if InnocentlyInsensitive) [[FriendlyEnemy enemy]] to Sunset Shimmer, and actually enjoying Snips and Snails' cringeworthy rap.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'', 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. Ms. Saunders the secretary, the Corrupt Senator from Smith's home state, they all see the light.
* The Amish family in ''Film/SavingSarahCain'' 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 ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'', 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 ''Film/TheThinRedLine'', Witt, is so noble and idealistic that he comes across as jarring to the other soldiers around him.
* Charles Bronson's character in ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' 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 ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'':
** Isabelle is a mere Israeli sniper alongside a mercenary, enforcers for Yakuza, RUF and Mexican cartels and a death row murderer [[spoiler:(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 [[spoiler:who sacrificed his life to save one of the group for no reason but it being the right thing to do.]]
** Subverted in the case of [[spoiler:Edwin]]. As Royce describes to Isabelle that every one of them are seasoned killers, he notes that the meek [[spoiler:Edwin]]'s presence doesn't even make sense. [[spoiler:The doctor eventually reveals himself as the most psychotic member of the entire group, since he's a SerialKiller whose only motive to kill innocent people is because he likes it and feels at home on the predator death world.]]
* Professor Hugo Fassbender in ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'', 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 ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ComicBook/CaptainAmerica stands out in a team plagued with [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor detachment from humanity]], [[ComicBook/IronMan egotism]], [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk anger issues]], [[ComicBook/BlackWidow guilt]], and [[ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} a seething desire for revenge]]. Later on, the team accepts him as their leader.
* In ''[[Film/TheStreetfighter Return of the Streetfighter]]'', [[spoiler:Kitty]] is revealed to be this for the Mafia toward the climax.
* Subverted in ''Film/{{Stoker}}'' in which Whip Taylor ''seems'' to be this among his JerkJock 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.
* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', the unnamed female board member (played by [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0505877/ Linda Levine]]) is the lone innocent on the Mooby board of directors.
* Paul, somewhat, and Sorina definitely in ''Film/PainAndGain''. Paul is essentially DrivenToVillainy and Sorina just [[TheDitz doesn't know any better]].
* The Other Wybie and the Other Father both share this role in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''.
* [[HuskyRusskie Zangief]] from ''Film/StreetFighter'', simply because he's [[TooDumbToLive so stupid]] he thinks M. Bison is the hero and the [=A.N.=] are "enemies of peace and freedom". He has a HeelRealization just in time to [[BigDamnHeroes save about half the main cast]].
-->'''[[BlackAndNerdy Deejay]]:''' Are you totally demented, man?! ''Bison'' is the enemy of freedom and peace! These people have come from all over the world to stop ''him''!
-->'''Zangief:''' Bison?! He's a... bad guy?!
* Pete from ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]'' is the most moral of the group and actually has ambitions outside of the Frat.
* Subverted in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. Wolverine was the most vocal and adamant about his disapproval of Team X's actions, but it turns out after his departure most of the rest left not long after, with only Zero and Victor staying behind. Logan simply set the example, as they realised what they had become.
* Groot in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' is the only Guardian that doesn't start off a criminal or a JerkAss. The only reason he is with them is because of Rocket.
* In ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', it's [[spoiler: Sergeant Farrell for [[EvilAllAlong the soldiers.]] [[TheReveal Surprise surprise.]]]]
* ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'' has Sergeant Doyle who, unlike the rest of the soldiers who follow the orders to kill ''all'' the survivors to prevent the spread of TheVirus, protects the main characters and goes far enough to [[HeroicSacrifice give his life to save them]]. [[spoiler:However it's a played with example as the other soldiers aren't ''evil'' so much as JustFollowingOrders which turned out to be quite justified when the ending shows Doyle's survivors have allowed the virus to spread to France and, in all likelyhood, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the entire world]], all for the sake of saving two people.]]
* Sue in every version of ''Film/{{Carrie}}''.
* In ''Film/{{Riddick}}'', the only decent member of Santana's crew is Luna, the TagalongKid who carries a bible and wants to do the right thing, but doesn't in fear of Santana's wrath. This leads to him [[spoiler: him surviving.]]
* In ''Film/SuperTroopers'', Ursula is this to the local Spurbury police department, being kept on dispatch because she was not let in on the drug-smuggling ring, and decides to help the troopers expose them. [[spoiler: She ends up being the only one to still be a part of the force after the highway patrol takes all of their jobs due to their incarceration.]]
* ''Film/TheTrumanShow'':
** Sylvia was the ''only'' cast member to come clean to Truman about his situation. Marlon, according to WordOfGod, has felt enormous guilt about deceiving Truman. A couple of deleted scenes support this. One where Marlon is quietly aghast at making a spin-off about Truman's son, [[spoiler: and in another, he lets Truman walk away after spotting him]].
** Simeon is the Token Good in the control room, [[spoiler: and refuses to drown Truman when he escapes on a sail ship]].
* Several Italian characters in the war film ''Lion of the Desert''. The strongest is Colonel Diodiece, whose good faith efforts to negotiate peace with Omar Mukhtar's Libyan rebels are undermined by his own government. Later, he's openly ashamed of the government's cruelty towards Mukhtar in captivity and disobeys orders to ensure him better treatment. Other characters like Mukhtar's defense attorney also qualify.
* Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel: This is what you get when a man goes to jail and on death-row for a crime he didn't commit and decides to escape with other much less savoury inmates.
* Slughorn for the Slytherin house in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' (see the literature section).
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Many people working for the [[TheEmpire Galactic Empire]] are just trying to do their jobs right to avoid getting killed by [[BadBoss Darth Vader]], but [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Captain Lorth Needa]] is the standout example. After his crew loses the ''Millennium Falcon'' in a chase, Needa assumes full respnsibility and goes to apologize to Vader if it means sparing his crew from punishment. Vader [[ForgivenessRequiresDeath forgives]] him, alright.
* ''Film/BabyDriver'': Baby is quite easily one of these, as he's forced into the bank robbing business via threats from his boss, returns things like purses when he's forced to hijack cars, actually ''apologizes'' for doing crimes, and generally does not enjoy his job at all.
* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'': The right head of the Three Headed Knight seems to be this, as he initially argues against killing Sir Robin, preferring to have tea instead.
* [[BigBad Sherman's]] lawyer Blatz from ''Film/ErnestGoesToCamp'' is the only high-up employee of Krader Construction who's a decent man and always seeks the peaceful, proper, and legal route to get what they want, and while he actively helps Sherman seize land he got legal ownership over through less than savory means, he at least urges the man to give the people he's evicting more time to move out. [[spoiler:Sherman attempting to ''shoot'' Ernest for thwarting his attempt to seize Kamp Kikakee rather than "seeking legal satisfaction" is apparently the last straw: he turns his back on Sherman and admits they got the deed to the land through deceiving Chief Wind Cloud, effectively saving the camp.]]

* Loial the Ogier in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' 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 ''Literature/{{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.'' While a quite violent AntiHero, he is much nicer then the ruthless "Wolf-Men" and even organises them into a resistance force against the orcs.
* Wintrow in Creator/RobinHobb's ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings 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 ''Literature/MickeyBlueEyes.''
* Otto in ''Literature/OttoOfTheSilverHand''. In his case he is a Woobie version of this.
* Prince Edward is among London Beggers in ''Literature/ThePrinceAndThePauper''.
* The Geste brothers in ''Literature/BeauGeste''. 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 ''Literature/FarsalaTrilogy'', 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 ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series. The film adaptation expands her role significantly and especially emphasizes this aspect of her character.
** Freaky Fred also counts, 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 ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'', being a noble and brave Rajput WarriorPrince.
* Thomas Raith qualifies as the token good member of his family in the early ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', as the only Raith with anything resembling morals. Then he leaves the family.
** Later in ''Literature/SkinGame'', Harry himself serves this role in Nicodemus' Evil League of Evil, alongside [[spoiler: Murphy and Michael.]]
* Subverted with great gusto in ''Literature/TheBlending'' series by Sharon Green. The team of PsychoRangers set up in contrast to the main characters appears to have a token good member and OnlySaneMan in the person of their [[TheEmpath 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 ''Literature/GoodOmens,'' [[TheGrimReaper Death]] [[DontFearTheReaper is this for]] [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse the Horsepeople of the Apocalypse]]. In fact, he's actually an angel.
* Slughorn fulfills this role for the Slytherin House in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe, member and later Head of the House of Slytherin, representative of many of his house’s characteristic, yet concurs with the Good Side and is never shown to be mean or cruel [[spoiler:(as even Snape, although working secretly for the side of good, was a very mean teacher to all his non-Slytherin students)]]
* In ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', King Richard is like this to Robin Hood's men.
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheDragokin'': 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 [[BigBrotherInstinct out of concern for his little sister.]]
* While the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe is full of [[MyCountryRightOrWrong noble people serving a nation that is up to no good]], and villains with many positive qualities mixed in with their villainy, and [[AntiHero everything]] in [[AntiVillain between]], there are only a small handful of cases where a clearly good character is working with a group of clear-cut villains. ''Cauldron of Ghosts'' features a platoon of [[StateSec PeaceForce]] goons with a sergeant who is [[PunchclockVillain trying and failing]] to keep them in line with the letter of the law during a crack-down, and a clearly noble [[EnsignNewbie Lieutenant]] who is adamant on being both a good leader to his men and and enforcer of the law and the ideals that [=PeaceForce=] ''should'' live up to. [[spoiler: When the sergeant is distracted elsewhere, the [[DeconstructedTrope Lieutenant is shot]] and [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids killed by his own men.]]]]
* Moon Lady, the First Wife, is the only decent character in Literature/JinPingMei.
* Darius from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', amongst the Peacekeepers.
* Gaston d'Eu from ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' is the only man among de Vrailly's knights who doesn't treat everyone around him like trash and strives for a peaceful solution.
* In ''Literature/IslandInTheSeaOfTime'' it is rapidly made clear that the only reason idealistic young Coast Guard officer George [=MacAndrews=] [[DealWithTheDevil throws his lot in with]] [[BigBad the renegade William Walker]] is his being tempted beyond endurance by a deal to keep Black Africa from falling behind the rest of the world this time around ("You help [[ConquerorFromTheFuture me]] set up shop, I send you to Egypt with an uplift kit.").

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/KamenRider''
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'': Shinji Kido and Miyuki Tezuka are the only [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]] in cast of riders that range from [[AntiHero Anti Heroes]] to AxCrazy {{Psychopathic Manchild}}ren.
** Most of the villainous ensembles of ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' have one team member who is at least somewhat decent.
*** Of the four Ygdrassil Riders, Takatora Kureshima is the only one who acts to preserve the human race when the incoming apocalypse arrives, while the rest of his team only acts in self interest, the human race be damned.
*** DJ Sagara seems to be this for the Ygdrassil organization as a whole. While he does work for them, he does help Kouta from time to time, even breaking him out of an Ygdrassil holding cell and providing him with multiple power ups. [[spoiler: Appears is the right word here, as Sagara is the BigBad of the show and a godly entity who causes an apocalypse that would cause civilization to collapse. The reason why Sagara helped Kouta is because he doesn't like one side having all the cards in hand in dealing with the apocalypse.]]
*** Roshuo, the leader of the last survivors of the Femshinmu race, is the only one who regrets his past actions that lead up to the collapse of his civilization and near extinction of his race. The other survivors of this race are very psychopathic and relish in causing as much pain and destruction as possible.
** Like his name suggests, Heart from ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' fits this trope. Heart genuinely cares for his own race, the Roidmudes and is prepared to give up his own life if it means their continued survival. He is also visibly upset when a Roidmude is destroyed and absolutely abhors sacrificing other Roidmudes for his own gain. Heart also prefers to fight directly, instead of sending others to do his jobs for him. His team members, Brain and Medic, actually like to employ underhanded tactics and have no qualms about sacrificing other Roidmudes if it fits their plans.
** Emu Hojo, the titular ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' is the only rider in the series who actually cares about the emotional well being of the VictimOfTheWeek.
* Nate Ford to the rest of the ''Series/{{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 ''Series/{{V 2009}}'', which is very bad news considering her mother is the BigBad.
** [[ReverseMole Joshua]] is probably a more clear-cut example of this, [[spoiler:at least until the season 1 finale]].
* While every character on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is morally compromised to a certain extent, Helo seems to stand out as the only one that can still be considered an exemplar of HonorBeforeReason in a society that increasingly embraces [[IDidWhatIHadToDo 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.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** Grey from ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' is this for the Dimensional War Party Vyram. While the rest of this group are sadistic jerks who enjoy making humans suffer as part of a sick twisted game, as well as making each other suffer, Grey refrains from this by fighting honorably and visibly caring for Maria[[spoiler: even after she reverts back to being Rie.]] One could say he is the most human of the Vyram members, which is ironic, as he is a robot.
** ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', for once in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' history, is a team filled with [[AntiHero not-so-clean heroes who are not in for helping people or promoting justice, but minding their own business]] (since they're {{pirate}}s)... except for [[TheChick Princess Ahim de Famille/Gokai Pink]], who's the cleanest, purest person who always can't resist to help other people in need. Until the team is joined by SixthRanger Gai Ikari, a hyperactive young man with a burning desire to become a selfless superhero.
** The Evil Army Shadow Line from ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger'' is a DeadlyDecadentCourt where its members are scheming against each other as much as against the rangers with the only exception being Gritta. In contrast to her scheming peers, Gritta is an innocent young girl who actually bears no ill will against the rangers at all. The worst thing she did against them was switching bodies with the yellow ranger, but this stemmed from a desire to escape being used as a pawn in her mother's political schemes.
* Vir Cotto is the only prominent Centauri seen on ''Series/BabylonFive'' who doesn't subscribe to either {{Realpolitik}} or FantasticRacism, and ends up being [[MagnificentBastard Londo Mollari]]'s (largely ineffective) MoralityPet.
* Cosmo Kramer from ''{{Series/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 ''Series/TwentyFour'', 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.
* ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' has the titular super-powered protagonist hiding from [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Danielle Atron]] and [[TheDragon Vince]] her chief of security, both of whom want to experiment on and/or kill her. Also working with them is NiceGuy 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. [[spoiler:When he figures out the truth, he keeps it to himself, having overheard Atron's real plans earlier.]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' 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 (Warren's) ex, this is what goes on to drive a permanent wedge between Jonathan 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 ''Series/OneLifeToLive'''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.
* On ''Series/ADifferentWorld'', Dwayne and Ron get into a brawl with three students from a rival college. When Ron gives his version of events, he unfairly depicts the one of three who was trying to stop the incident from escalating as just as bigoted and aggressive as his friends. Later, when the true story comes out, he's the only one of the three to apologize.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': When Phil Coulson got his own TV series, it started to become clear that he is this trope to the higher-ups of S.H.I.E.L.D., and indeed to a lot of his fellow agents. The idealist in an organisation of cynics and pragmatists, he brings an invaluable perspective much in the same way as [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee his hero]], ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, does to Film/{{the Avengers|2012}}.
** Among the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual Inhumans]] of Afterlife in Season 2, this role falls to [[ShockAndAwe Lincoln]]. He's only tangentially involved in Jiaying's machinations, and never directly opposes the heroes until the finale- and he quickly makes a HeelFaceTurn when confronted by Daisy with how monstrous his superiors really are. By Season 3, he manages to become a full-fledged member of Coulson's team after some initial difficulties.
* Jim Gordon, like his comic incarnation, in ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is the only cop in the city who isn't corrupt and is actually aiming to destroy the corruption of the police and the city from within.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** [[DontFearTheReaper Death]] is the only one of the HorsemenOfTheApocalypse who doesn't seem to derive any pleasure from causing destruction, only doing so because it's necessary for the natural order. In his first appearance, he also hates that he's bound by [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]], though that's mostly because he sees Lucifer as beneath him (and for good reason) and so it bugs him that he is Lucifer's subordinate.
** Michael is a downplayed example for the Archangels. He's still a villain, but he's a WellIntentionedExtremist and AntiVillain who is far, far more pleasant than [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]], [[SerialKiller Gabriel]], and [[AGodAmI Raphael]]. Gabriel becomes a straight example after his HeelFaceTurn.
** Prometheus is so far the only god in the series to avert JerkassGods.
* [[TheSmartGuy Milton]] is this for [[BigBad the Governor's]] forces in ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. He's the only one who advocates a peaceful solution between the Governor and Rick Grimes. He doesn't fully defy the Governor until Andrea opens up his eyes to the reality of the situation.
* In ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' Bud Bundy is usually this with his family. However, it's always DependingOnTheWriter whether he truly lives up to this trope.
* In the Mexican series ''LaFamiliaPLuche'', Bibi P.Luche is the only member of the [[DysfunctionalFamily titular family]] who isn't a greedy JerkAss obsessed with money and finding new ways to take advantage of stupid or forgetful people. She is instead a sweet, friendly NiceGirl with a strong morality compass. Because of this, most get annoyed with her and constantly tell her why she's wrong about her statements (often using InsaneTrollLogic) all while rhetorically asking her why she can´t be a "normal girl". Heck, she's this to the entire town, as Bibi is noticeably the only inhabitant of Peluche City who doesn't wear clothes made of plush.
* In ''Series/{{Continuum}}'', Detective Carlos Fonnegra. His partner (the main character) is a well-intentioned fascist, DaChief has sold out to the corporations, the PlayfulHacker is a traitor, and the only other detectives given any time in the spotlight are uncomfortably fond of PoliceBrutality, but throughout the show Carlos remains good, decent, and loyal.
* ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': Charlie Kelly is the only member of the gang to show any kind of empathy for other people and is not an asshole most of the time. The few instances when he acts like a jerk are because he's too stupid to know any better, which sometimes overlaps with [[ToxicFriendInfluence his association with The Gang]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Although all characters are morally ambiguous to some degree, the Lannisters are generally seen as the main villains, especially in the first seasons. As such, Tyrion definitely fulfills this role in his family, as well as OnlySaneMan. He's one of the only members of the family who thinks of the common folk's well-being and is consistently disgusted and disturbed by Joffrey's actions. Unlike most of House Lannister, Tyrion is a good man at heart.
** Ned Stark to the DeadlyDecadentCourt of King's Landing.
** Fat Walda to the Boltons, although, given the nature of her husband and her stepson, it wouldn't require a big effort.
** The Smalljon is definitely not good or heroic, but he is the only Northern lord with totally understandable concerns for turning against the Starks aside from greed or vengeance.
** Kevan Lannister, compared to the rest of Tywin's bannermen. He's the brother who inherited some of Lord Tytos' mild traits.

[[folder:Myths and Religion]]
* Basically the only gods in Myth/GreekMythology who aren't JerkassGods are [[LovableRogue Hermes]], [[MommasBoy Dionysus]] and, [[EverybodyHatesHades ironically Hades]]. All of whom you should never piss off, however, as they are still gods. Dionysus in particular can drive men and women into frenzies that makes them lose any sense with reality and sic them onto people as shown in the tragedy '''''The Bacchae'''''.
* In [[Myth/AztecMythology a pantheon]] full of [[CruelAndUnusualDeath astoundingly creative]] ways to demand HumanSacrifice, Quetzalcoatl was the ''only'' [[JerkassGods Aztec god]] who didn't require any.
* Iktomi to the [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology Wakan Sica]]. Despite being in opposition to the Wakan Tanka, he is responsible for the advancement of humanity, and spreads wisdom even when it's [[StealthMentor indirect]].
* Literature/BookOfGenesis:
** Lot's family are the only people deemed worthy of living in the city of Sodom.
** Likewise, Noah and his family were deemed worthy to live out of the entire world.
** Among Joseph's brothers excluding Benjamin, Judah comes off as the most benevolent. He suggests selling him as a slave to prevent his eviler brothers from killing Joseph. Reuben comes close as he wanted to release Joseph from the well, although his kinda incestuous romance distances him from that.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling's {{power stable}}, Los Salseros Japoneses, Banana Senga stood out for being a mostly non malicious funny man the fans loved.
* When the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]] was invaded by Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{ECW}}, Wrestling/GregoryHelms 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 [[HeelFaceTurn good guy]] nearly instantly.
* Wrestling/RobVanDam is another example from the WWF's "Invasion" angle. Since he was such an over {{Face}}, it was teased that he was going to join the WWE with the rest of the Faces, but he never did.
* Wrestling/SamoaJoe in Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels's Prophecy and later, Wrestling/KurtAngle's Main Event Mafia in Wrestling/{{TNA}} after Wrestling/{{Sting}} was ousted from the group. Joe was actually worse before his nominal FaceHeelTurn. Other than the betrayal itself, which was more stupid than evil, he hardly did anything wrong since joining and in both groups he was [[OnlyInItForTheMoney only motivated by money.]]
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor rookie Bobby Dempsey in Wrestling/LarrySweeney's Sweet N' Sour Inc, which incidentally also made him the group's {{butt monkey}}.
* Wrestling/JohnCena filled this role when he was forced to join Wrestling/TheNexus.
* [[Wrestling/LowKi Kaval]] in WWE when he was being "mentored" by Wrestling/LayCool, or more accurately, was the "property" of Laycool.
* Wrestling/KevinSteen became the token good teammate in S.C.U.M. as after [[Wrestling/SamiZayn El Generico]] and Wrestling/JimCornette were out of the picture, he suddenly had no more desire to destroy Ring of Honor, but Steve Corino and Wrestling/JimmyJacobs still very much did, as did Wrestling/MattHardy, with the rest of the group being some form of PsychoForHire.
* Lucky 13 in Wrestling/{{CZW}}'s Nation Of Intoxication. Devon Moore and Danny Havoc are basically {{Nineties Antihero}}es who are capable of nice things but cause most of their own problems through excessive violence and drunken behavior. Lucky's the nicest baby{{face}} of the three and as such is frequently the RickyMorton.
* Wrestling/AJStyles, and to a lesser extent Wrestling/TheYoungBucks in Wrestling/BulletClub when the group stopped through Wrestling/RingOfHonor. When most of them kept to their rude, cheating, disrespectful ways, Styles was just happy to be back for the most part and utterly disgusted with then World Champion Adam Cole, who was on a quest to ruin the life of Michael Elgin. For that matter, the group's first leader, Wrestling/PrinceDevitt, eventually became more noble while the rest of the group...didn't. Styles and the Bucks joined latter, rather than Wrestling/DocGallows, Wrestling/KarlAnderson or Tama Tonga getting nicer.
* Donovan Dijak in during The House Of Truth's second run through Ring Of Honor, to the point he slowly managed to turn every other member of the group, [[TokenEvilTeammate except]] Taeler Hedrix, [[HeelFaceTurn into a baby face]] after they inevitably got into fights with him.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* A not uncommon position given the high popularity of [[ChaoticEvil supposedly]] ChaoticNeutral characters among {{Munchkin}}s and [[TheRealMan Real Men]]. This puts anyone in the party actually interested in roleplaying in a very uncomfortable position.
** The AlwaysLawfulGood [[KnightInShiningArmor Paladin]] is this trope in old editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', inasmuch as their prohibition from associating with genuinely [[CharacterAlignment Evil]] people allows them to be.
** In parties that are actually ''supposed'' to be evil, someone tends to end up as this, at least [[PragmaticVillainy relatively]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards speaking]].
* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s ''Scars'' block, we see the colors slowly become remade into Phyrexia. (Think the Borg meets the Zerg, with enough BodyHorror to go around.) Black is [[IncrediblyLamePun completely]] 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 [[FiveBadBand five]] that can feel anything akin to compassion. So we get flavor text like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=218037 Priest of Urabrask]] and, [[DefectorFromDecadence perhaps hinting at the far future]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214378 Urabrask himself.]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': The Ultramarines, Space Wolves, Raven Guard and Salamanders SpaceMarine Chapters are pretty much the only space marines who actively seek to protect civilians and the [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]], making them this to the vast forces of the [[TheEmpire Imperium]]. In fact, the Space Wolves have a history of subverting Imperial doctrine and openly warring with the more brutal Space Marine chapters and the Inquisition.
** Primarch Sanguinius of the Blood Angels was the only Primarch who was a genuinely good guy, not by ''Warhammer 40000'' standards, but ''a good guy'' by anyone's standards. There's a reason why he is the second most venerated person in the whole Imperium besides the Emperor Himself.[[note]]Aside from this whole "sacrificed his life to give the Emperor and the Imperium a fighting chance" thing.[[/note]]
** Nurgle is notably the only Chaos god who shows any serious consideration for his followers. He also expresses genuine love and concern for the Eldar goddess, Isha. Of course, his ways of showing said consideration and affection are... [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer insanely]] [[PlagueMaster twisted]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' has quite a few:
** [[PunchClockVillain Beltway and Lupo]] to the rest of the Wolfpack in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'', to a ''very'' loose definition of "good"; they're still remorselessly hunting down innocent cops and civilians, but their lack of overt psychopathic tendencies still puts them over the mark compared to the rest of their team.
** Speaking of Umbrella's forces, the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service is comprised of convicted war criminals and mercenaries and home to some ''purely'' evil and psychotic people like Nikolai, but seems to contain a few of these. Carlos Oliviera is the ''one'' known member of the unit who, despite having a DarkAndTroubledPast, is a genuinely heroic man who actually wants to rescue the surviving citizens of Raccoon City and is visibly distraught by the revelation that Umbrella actually ''caused'' the viral outbreak. Other characters like Mikhael and Murphy might count as well, as well as the unnamed UBCS soldier who died defending a single civilian from a BOW, but aren't given enough development to know for sure.
** Alexander Ashford may count as well, being one of the only known executives of Umbrella to have ''some'' moral standing and who ''isn't'' utterly batshit insane, and who's research focused entirely on the human gene responsible for regulating intelligence and human cloning. What firmly pushes him into this position is, upon seeing the horrific experiments his daughter Alexia was working on, her intent to test said experiments ''on herself'', and fearing the threat to the world this posed, he developed the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Linear Launcher]] and installed it in the base, designed to be used to stop Alexia if her plans were carried out. [[spoiler:Guess what comes into play during the FinalBoss battle]].
*** His father [[PosthumousCharacter Edward Ashford]] was one for the original founders of Umbrella. Compared to [[MadScientist Marcus]] and [[GreaterScopeVillain Spencer]], he was the only one who wanted Umbrella to be just an ordinary pharmaceutical company and not an insane conspiracy that makes bioweapons.
** Ada Wong in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', if you count Wesker and the people working for him as a team given how little actual teamwork happens. She spends enough time and effort helping [[MoralityPet Leon]] that you can almost forget that she's trying to get the Dominance Plaga for Wesker until she steals it from Leon at gunpoint. [[spoiler: Though it's revealed that she gave Wesker a fake Plaga and gave the real one to her other employers.]]
* In many D&D games, such as ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' or ''VideoGame/TempleOfElementalEvil'', having a paladin in your party can prevent you from having normal dialogue choices, instead getting sanctimonious tirades that ironically prevent a peaceful resolution.
** ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' proffers some useful Good-aligned characters who could fit in well, {{statistically speaking}}, with an otherwise Evil-aligned but stastistically optimized party. Unfortunately, it's a little more complicated than that -- many characters with incompatible personalities will come to blows if left together in your party for too long.
*** Throne of Bhaal has Balthazar, a LawfulGood 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 ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', 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 ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}''. Originally joins to understand demons and teach them about love. You get more good teammates eventually, but only very late in the game; Flonne is the Token Good Teammate of the PowerTrio you have for most of the game.
* ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'': Janos Audron for the vampires. Kain is a MagnificentBastard 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 [[KnightTemplar murderous Sarafan]], believing that they're only acting out of fear and ignorance.
* William is the Super Ego among the [[SiblingTeam McCall brothers']] PowerTrio in ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood''.
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Jecht]] in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' is good, or at least neutral, despite being a member of the Warriors of Chaos, all composed of ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' villains. Every other villain is out to either TakeOverTheWorld, or [[OmnicidalManiac destroy it]] - Jecht is just a rather lousy dad who wants to fetch his kid and go home. The reason he's siding with the villains is that [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Emperor Palamecia]] manipulated him into thinking that their victory would let him rejoin his son, Tidus. It's also revealed in the prequel that he was actually on Cosmos' side in at least the previous cycle. He probably would have remained there for the 13th cycle as well, had it not been for the Emperor's machinations.[[note]]Tidus, on Chaos' side at the time, sacrificed himself to save Yuna form one of the Emperor's attacks, prompting Jecht to transfer his life energy over to him. The Emperor, noticing Jecht's crystal (which Cosmos had provided to all of her warriors), got an idea to use them in the next cycle of conflict. From there, he kidnapped Jecht and had Chaos revive him as one of his own warriors for the following cycle.[[/note]] [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]]]], on the other hand, is a [[ReverseMole good guy posing as a villain]].
** To a lesser extent, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII 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 [[TheAtoner 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 [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI 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 [[MyMasterRightOrWrong 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 [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI Prishe]]).
** Also, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Kuja]] is a bit of a [[TragicVillain tragic]] case. [[spoiler: He's actively working with the heroes Bartz, Zidane, and Squall, up until Kefka intervenes.]] He's even responsible for Cloud's HeelFaceTurn and [[spoiler:Terra's]] too. After he's defeated by [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]], Kefka [[spoiler: implants false memories to ensure his full on villainy in the Thirteenth Cycle.]]
* Reeve in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', [[MegaCorp 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. [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn He eventually defects to AVALANCHE]] as a DoubleAgent]]
* A recurring theme in the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series. Nearly every game has at least one member of the antagonistic faction who is nearly entirely sympathetic, yet can't do a HeelFaceTurn, often due to MyCountryRightOrWrong.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia The first game and its remake]] has Camus, the one who started the trend. He often actively went against his superiors when they ordered him to KickTheDog, and yet still serves his country out of knightly honour. Having a StarCrossedLovers relationship with a major NPC makes it even worse.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral The fourth game]] has Ishtar, who's only against you because the man she loves happens to be posessed by a GodOfEvil.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral The fifth]] has Reinhardt, the older brother of one of the playable characters who's mostly fighting you because said GodOfEvil-posessed character thought he was getting too close to Ishtar and is attempting TheUriahGambit.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade The sixth]] has Gale, who was ''this'' close to actually being recruitable but was cut out at the last minute, leaving his an an extremely sympathetic boss (and with a similar StarCrossedLovers situation to Camus) and Brenya, who is a LoveMartyr for the BigBad.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The seventh]] has Linus and Lloyd, two members of the Black Fang who retain their sense of honour and hate how Sonia has corrupted the group into going after innocents, and both act as big-brother figures to Nino. Unfortunately one dies fighting your army and the other goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge and won't listen to reason.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones The eighth]] has Glen, who questions Emperor Vigarde's orders (Glen is particularly vocal about it), but ultimately don't join the heroes. Duessel is a subversion, since he starts out this way, but actually gets to go through with his HeelFaceTurn.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius The ninth]] has Bryce, who is aware of [[BigBad Achnard]]'s atrocities and dissaproves. He remains polite and honourable even while fighting your army.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius The tenth]] has Hetzel for the [[DecadentCourt Begnion Senetors]], the only one who isn't a corrupt racist slave-trading bastard and regrets [[spoiler: the genocide of the Herons]], and who saved Rafiel's life by buying him as a slave and releasing him. Most of his battle quotes can be summed up as either JustFollowingOrders or expressing regret for never trying to stop the other senators. Levail to the main Begnion army, who doesn't bear any animosity towards the party and only fights out of loyalty to his general.
** VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening has Mustafa for the Plegian generals, who's such an extereme case of this trope that he is ''entirely'' sympathetic and only fights you due to [[IHaveYourWife his king threatening his wife and child]]. Having to fight him comes as a major PlayerPunch. The Valmese Empire has [[spoiler: Yen'fay, who was literally forced into fighting due to [[SmugSnake Excellus]] threatening to kill his sister. Said sister doesn't find out until he's been killed, possibly ''by her own hand'', making this even more painful.]]
* Roxas in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' to [[StandardEvilOrganizationSquad Organization XIII]]. Unlike the other 12, he isn't actively malicious.
* In the end of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue Continuum Shift'', [[spoiler: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 EvilCostumeSwitch and retains her sane personality, thereby making her squarely on the trope.]]
** In ''Chronophantasma'', the Duodecim families are all firmly under the control of the NOL (and the Imperator by extension, and thus Hazama by extension). That is, all except for ReasonableAuthorityFigure Kagura.
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', if you go dark-side, by the end of the game Zaalbar will be the only remaining nice person on your team (the others have either been turned, killed, or ran away by that time), and [[EverybodysDeadDave he'll (hopelessly) attack you if you take him onto the Star Forge]].
** In ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', Vette is this to a Dark-sided Sith Warrior's party since she's the only one who isn't a murderous psychopath (Jaesa and Broonmark) or loyal to the Empire (Quinn and Pierce). The Sith Inquisitor's party has Talos Drellik, who is easily the nicest party member in a group consisting of brooding cynics (Ashara and Andronikos) and violent brutes (Khem Val and Xalek).
* In ''VideoGame/{{Injustice 2}}'', Superman and his allies are [[FallenHero Fallen Heroes]] who seek to re-establish the Man of Steel's totalitarian Regime. They are joined by Supergirl, Superman's cousin, who wholeheartedly believes she and Supes are [[HopeBringer Hope Bringers]]. When she finds out just what Superman is up to, however, [[BrokenPedestal it crushes her]].
* Both Rei and Shuu/Shew becomes this in the Dream Mode of the first ''Videogame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage'', 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.
** Though Rei had much more pressing matter to join the Nanto side, [[spoiler:very similar to Litchi above. His [[MoralityPet sister Airi]] [[IHaveYourWife got taken hostage by]] [[EvilOverlord Thouzer]]]]
* General Leo in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is also a known case of this. In fact, the game likes to {{lampshade|Hanging}} the fact that the only reason why Leo is considered an antagonist is because he works with the Empire.
* Athena, in ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', is the most heroic Vault Hunter in the game, compared to Wilhelm (a mercenary who cares only about [[OnlyInItForTheMoney getting paid]] and comes to respect Jack's ruthlessness), Nisha (a CombatSadomasochist [[InLoveWithYourCarnage who becomes Handsome Jack's main squeeze when she finds his brutality alluring]]), Claptrap (who's...well, not evil, but hardly heroic, and [[MyMasterRightOrWrong is incapable of disobeying an order from Jack]]), Timothy (who like Claptrap cannot disobey Jack due to being his body double) and Aurelia (who's an EgomaniacHunter, albeit one with [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]]). By the end of the game, the only reason she's still with Jack is that her sense of professional pride prohibits her from leaving a job unfinished as well as wanting to get even with [[spoiler:Lilith and Roland]].
* In ''VideoGame/NicktoonsUnite: Globs of Doom,'' the heroes and villains from various Nicktoons split up into opposite teams. VillainProtagonist [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]], however, goes with the heroes, so his arch-nemesis, HeroAntagonist Dib, decides that he has to team up with the bad guys. [[GuiltByAssociationGag This doesn't end well for]] [[ButtMonkey him]].
* [[RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Cao Ren]] in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors''. 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 AntiVillain-y since the 6th game.
** And in the 7th game, even if Wei is just merely DesignatedVillain, one look at serene, compassionate poet/musician Cai Wenji amongst Wei would make you agree that she's another Token Good Teammate.
* ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur IV]]'' has this fate unfortunately befall Sophitia Alexandria, making this LadyOfWar ForcedIntoEvil. Tira shows herself to be ''[[ManipulativeBastard very]]'' GenreSavvy by designating Sophitia's daughter as a prospective host for [[EvilWeapon Soul Edge]]. In order to prevent this, Sophitia was strong-armed into working with Nightmare and co. [[TheChosenMany 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 FaceHeelTurn; however, [[MamaBear for the sake of her children]], she must [[ApologeticAttacker 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 [[MadManInTheAttic Voldo]]...
* In ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'', Himiko is mainly on the side of the forces of Orochi because Da Ji acts as a CoolBigSis toward her. When she and Da Ji are captured by the Resistance in ''Warriors Orochi 3'', Himiko gets along better with the Resistance fighters (as unlike Da Ji, she doesn't have an ulterior motive for doing so), and goes along with a few of the girls in one SideQuest 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 [[TheNeidermeyer dickish self]] in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' which wouldn't make him this trope), if you compare with those used to align with Da Ji (except Himiko above) like [[SmugSnake Masamune]], [[AxCrazy Fuuma]], [[WildCard Keiji]], [[BloodKnight Achilles]] or Dong Zhuo.
* Mina Tang in ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol''. 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 Control}}s who care if he kills American agents or civilians, makes deals with arms traffickers, or commits similar acts of DirtyBusiness.
* Oichi in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' used to be one for the Oda clan. Despite her dark powers, she just looks demure and innocent compared to [[EvilOverlord Nobunaga]], [[PsychoForHire Mitsuhide]], [[PsychoSupporter Nouhime]] and [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Ranmaru]]. Then she got carted off to marry [[JusticeWillPrevail Nagamasa]] where her 'good'/'innocent' side develops more and she could be a genuine good rather than Token Good Teammate... [[LoveHurts Too bad it goes downhill]] [[BreakTheCutie so fast from there on]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has a cabal of mages from Starkhaven Hawke often deals with over the course of the game. Their leader, Decimus, tries to kill you on sight. Grace, his girlfriend, [[spoiler: starts out creeped out, but [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope accepts his way of thinking]] and tries to [[MurderIsTheBestSolution murder Hawke and their sibling/love interest.]]]] Terrie [[OutOfFocus isn't seen much]] but she gives quests involving framing templars. Then, there is Alain, a genuine NiceGuy who just tries to help.
** Of the actual main characters, there's Bethany Hawke. Everyone else has at least one moment of hypocrisy or moral greyness (even DaChief is very pragmatic), while Bethany mainly wants [[IJustWantToBeNormal to be normal]]. Sebastian genuinely tries to be this, despite his hotheaded streak -- whether he succeeds depends on his relationship with Hawke [[spoiler: and what you do with Anders in the endgame.]]
* Sword Man from ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'' openly admits he has no qualms with Mega Man; He's simply been programmed to destroy him. He even ''compliments'' Mega Man with his dying words before exploding.
--> '''Sword Man:''' Nice shot.
* There's always one of these guys in nearly every 'bad' factions in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'':
** First, the Noxus faction has Riven, a proud believer of Noxians that the ones with strength should rule, except that she pretty much went into self-exile (hence her title being TheExile) because she completely disagrees with how the current Noxus runs and seeing her teammates die to friendly-fire was the last straw. Still, she's still proud of her Noxian heritage so she still kinda counts.
** Zaun, the faction where ScienceIsBad may as well be its slogan, has Zac, a BlobMonster LivingWeapon who is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. He's in fact a personable, boisterous guy who is not really interested in abusing his freedom in most extreme methods like every other Zaunites.
** Also from Zaun, Ekko is a genius boy who utilizes time travel to protect those he cares about, as well as bringing justice to those who did harm his friends. He also dislikes most of the Zaunite champions for giving Zaun a bad name.
** The Void, where EldritchAbomination bent on destroying the world, just because, reside, some of them include Kha'Zix, who kills just for adaptation and survival instead of solely for EarthShatteringKaboom or utter hatred towards Runeterra.
** And then there's the Shadow Isles, home of various death-dealing undeads, there's this hulking gravedigger named Yorick, who's only in to preserve his dead family's lineage rather than adding more to the collection of the dead souls.
** The Winter Claws faction in Freljord has Volibear. Unlike his more rude and ruthless compatriots (Sejuani and Olaf), Volibear is a peace-loving bear only interested in protecting his clan and recognizes that only through war that true peace can be attained. He's also MUCH calmer than his compatriots.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', the Dire side is full of monsters and generally evil beings and some neutral ones. There are a few exceptions, like [[DynamicEntry Magnus]] and [[NobleWolf Lycan]], who are heroic characters looking for justice for wrongs dealt to them. [[ImmortalityHurts Clinkz]] is also heroic in his backstory, slaying a demon to protect his lands, only to receive his current form accidentally from a spell by the mage-king Sutherex, which left him understandably pissed off. There is also [[DarkIsNotEvil Dazzle]], a friendly healer who uses his magic for self defense and aid. In [[CombatSadomasochist Huskar's]] backstory, it is Dazzle that saves him, not that Huskar wanted that.
** On the Radiant side, there is [[PlantPerson Treant]] [[AllLovingHero Protector]], who is the most gentle and least violent hero in the game. The only hero he takes exception to is [[ChainsawGood Timbersaw]].
* In ''Videogame/MassEffect3'', a recording of the Illusive Man reveals that [[spoiler:he tried to manipulate Shepard into joining Cerberus by surrounding Shepard with Cerberus' Token Good Teammates]] during ''Videogame/MassEffect2'', making this the rare case of this trope being actually [[EnforcedTrope enforced]].
* In his first appearance Cyrus from ''[[VideoGame/AdvanceWars Advance Wars: Days of Ruin]]'' is urging [[BigBad Dr. Caulder]] to leave Brenner and his men alone as there's no need to attack them (of course they do anyways), [[spoiler:and his "goodery" ultimately pisses off Caulder enough that he poisons Cyrus with a chemical [[KickTheDog that will kill him in the slowest most painful way possible]]]]. Your own unit becomes this for a brief bit when serving Grayfield as well; even though his evil and insanity is ''painfully obvious'', Brenner sticks with him hoping to end the war between Rubinelle and Lazuria that's still going despite [[AfterTheEnd the world being destroyed]].
* Among the Primals in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', there is [[ShockAndAwe Ramuh]]. Among the likes of Ifrit (who intends to brainwash everyone into his thrall) or Garuda (who wants to destroy everything except her followers), Ramuh is at worst territorial. He only wants to be summoned by his Sylph followers in case their forest home is in grave danger to protect it. Although he does believe HumansAreTheRealMonsters and is willing to bring down his judgment on them.
* Credo from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'' is pretty much the only member of [[CorruptChurch The Order]] who is genuinely good and heroic, isn't in on the evil conspiracy, and isn't a demon [[spoiler:at first]].
* Out of the entire cast of ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar'' Tanaka is the only one who doesn't show some level of AxCrazy or LoveMakesYouCrazy.
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': The Ocelots are rude and arrogant -- except Lukas, who's surprisingly helpful and friendly. Petra will {{lampshade}} this during the Wither Skull segment.
* In ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2008'', the [[DealWithTheDevil Corrupted]] of [[GodOfEvil Ahriman]] have the [[TragicMonster Warrior]]. He was a king who needed power to save his pacifistic people from invaders, and sold his soul to Ahriman for that reason. Compare that to the motivations of the [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame Hunter]], the [[ForScience Alchemist]] and the [[FemmeFatale Concubine]]. [[spoiler:Even Elika's father sold his soul in exchange for his deceased daughter's resurrection in order to ease ''his own'' anguish.]] When the Warrior fights against Elika and the Prince, he mocks them less than the other Corrupted and [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou tells them to flee while they still can]] more than once. [[TheEmpath Elika]] senses that he loathes what he has become and [[SympathyForTheDevil shows sympathy towards him]] more than any other Corrupted [[spoiler:(except maybe her father)]], urging him to fight against Ahriman's control over him. [[spoiler:When he's finally defeated, he spends his last moments in a more positive light than the rest of the Corrupted: by begging for his people's forgiveness, [[VillainsDyingGrace throwing Elika and the Prince to a safe distance from him]] and seemingly fighting against Ahriman's control before he [[DefeatEqualsExplosion explodes]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary'' gives us Larson Conway of [[BigBad Natla's]] thugs. He's a former US Marine while his allies are a former gang leader and a full-blown serial killer who much prefers to talk it out with Lara and use non-fatal takedowns to defeat her. At one point he intentionally ''misses'' so she can escape, and later tries to talk her out of continuing by pointing out [[VillainHasAPoint the Scion technically belongs to Natla]], and only actually turns his weapon on her once she makes it clear she fully ''is'' willing to kill him to retrieve the Scion.
* Three of the Four Horsemen in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are sadists and their quotes reflect so. Sir Zeliek is the one who has retained his humanity and, rather than taunt you, tries to make you turn back and survive, but is still [[AndIMustScream forced]] to fight for the Lich King.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', amongst the many many CorruptCorporateExecutive that runs the [[MegaCorp Vishkar Corporation]], Symmetra is the only one who at least has her morals straight and had concerns about the welfare of the innocents (though can't do much about it), which brings on her inner conflict, and makes her an AntiVillain. This trope goes double when you realize that she's probably the only AntiVillain amongst the antagonistic characters in the game; Reaper and Widowmaker are callous terrorists, Junkrat and Roadhog are psychotic criminals, Sombra is blackmailing the leader of Russia, and [[CardCarryingVillain all five are shameless in doing bad things.]]
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, the defining characteristic of [[IncompetenceInc the Vault]]-[[GreaterScopeVillain Tec Corporation]] was their disturbing [[ForScience social experiments]] on the people in their [[UndergroundCity Vaults]], shelters to hold people if the Apocalypse ever happened (which it did), in order to gauge their reactions. These range from Vaults [[AllThereInTheManual of one men and all women]], to more elaborate nightmares like [[VideoGame/Fallout3 filling the Vault]] [[HellIsThatNoise with mind-altering white noise]], or [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas telling the dwellers they must]] [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice one person a year or all perish]]...
** ...And then there was [[OnlySaneMan Dr. Ted Reilly]], introduced posthumously in [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4: Vault-Tec Workshop]]. Vault 88, which was designed to prototype materials for other Vaults, had experiments developed by he and other researchers, most of which would essentially [[NotTheIntendedUse weaponize ordinary civilian items]]. For example, one experiment in the Vault involves a soda fountain and slipping into it either mind control chemicals [[GettingSmilesPaintedOnYourSoul to bliss people out of their skulls]] or diet suppressants that [[GoneHorriblyRight can cause people to starve to death]]. However, Ted missed the memo that he was working for [[EvilInc Vault-Tec]], apparently, as all of his developments just made life better for Vault Dwellers, creating stuff like automated eye exams and extremely tasty soda that was better tasting than Nuka-Cola ([[CutLexLuthorACheck both of which could've made Vault-Tec billions]]). Naturally, everyone else at Vault-Tec ''hated'' him, with several of his colleagues literally wanting to have him [[ReassignedToAntarctica Reassigned To Antarctica]].
** The ruthless Gunner faction from ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' is a mercenary outfit just one step above Raiders in terms of viciousness, and will do any job, no matter how brutal, if the pay is right. However, since their main motivation is money, you'll sometimes come across non-hostile Gunners who are just taking honest jobs as caravan protection.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', the Fatebinder is (at least initially) an outright VillainProtagonist working for TheEmpire, and their companions and allies are, for the most part, {{Sociopathic Soldier}}s, LesCollaborateurs, just plain AxCrazy, or some combination thereof. With two notable exceptions among the possible party members:
** Eb, a rebel leader who can potentially join the Fatebinder's party, usually after [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeat]], and, GoodIsNotSoft moments aside, actually has a functional moral compass.
** Sirin, though a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and occasional SpoiledBrat, actually cares about people, even if she occasionally uses her PsychicPowers in morally questionable ways to ensure her survival or try and help.
** Arguably, even the Fatebinder can become this, although not without great difficulty.
* TheMedic from ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}'' is the only [[EliteMook Special]] who isn't a RabidCop.
* Weird Ed from ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' is the only inhabitant of the titular mansion who's actively seeking to help Dave and his friends, mostly because it fits in with his goal of removing his father from the Meteor's control. Green Tentacle could count too, except he just wants to form a rock band and doesn't seem to care one way or the other about whose side he's on. (It should be noted that he and Weird Ed are operating independently of each other.) As for the others, the Meteor is evil, Dr. Fred (as mentioned) is under his control, Nurse Edna tolerates the evil members, Purple Tentacle does whatever Dr. Fred says, and Dead Cousin Ted is, well, dead.
* Eleanor Hume from ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' is a good-hearted member of the Abbey, an organization that claims to be protecting and uniting the world in the name of reason and their job are basically exterminating Daemons (men turned monsters). All of them are more into Daemon-killing, but Eleanor is more focused on helping the innocents and [[TenderTears tends to be a little crybaby about it]], and being kept in the dark on the Abbey's darker intentions [[spoiler:([[TheEvilsOfFreeWill to eliminate free will]])]]. She ends up tagging along with Velvet that sought to destroy the Abbey [[spoiler:and after realizing that the Abbey is bad, she stopped following its orders]], but because Velvet's group is basically a bunch of [[AntiHero anti-heroes]], Eleanor basically became ''their'' TokenGoodTeammate, the only character in the group that's grounded with basic morality.
* In the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'' series, your party battles Shadow Selves, who are physical manifestations of the worst aspects of someone's personality and almost always try to kill either their real self or your party as soon as you meet them. The sole exception is Shadow Futaba from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', who serves as a SinkOrSwimMentor for Futaba Sakura and never directly tries to harm anyone (although she does lead you into a trap from time to time).
* In ''VideoGame/FarawayStory'' the main antagonists for Part 1 are the members of the [[PraetorianGuard Midage Unit]], who want to conquer the Faraway Continent and take the Philosopher's Stone. Silmina and Crowa want to arrest or kill your party for petty reasons and Necrovia is willing to do anything [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist to stop the Dark Lord's resurrection]], or [[AmbiguouslyEvil so she claims]]]]. In contrast, Remi Currensia uses her authority ethically, genuinely believes that the Philosopher's Stone will make the world a better place, and tries to defeat the party non-lethally when they have to fight.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Tornadus and Thundurus from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' are a pair of JerkassGods who delight in causing mischief and mayhem across Unova. The third of their ilk, Landorus, is far more benevolent than the two, providing fertile land for farmers and actively putting a stop to the pair's rampages when they start.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'', the [[EldritchAbomination Ultra Beasts]] are, if not necessarily evil, a destructive threat to both humans and Pokémon. The one exception to this is Cosmog, who's less dangerous and far more friendly than other Ultra Beasts. By extension, [[spoiler:its evolutions, Solgaleo and Lunala,]] also fall under this trope.
* ''Franchise/{{Bomberman}}''
** Regulus from ''VideoGame/Bomberman64'' and ''VideoGame/Bomberman64TheSecondAttack''. In both games, he is working with the evil organizations of the respective games. However, unlike most of his teammates who seem to relish in destruction and want nothing more to kill Bomberman, Regulus is only in it for [[BloodKnight good fight]]. Once he sees Bomberman as a [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponent]], he will aid Bomberman in taking down the one he is after (though this mainly comes from the fact Regulus believing that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he is the one who should defeat Bomberman]]). Plus, it helps that [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he isn't that much else of an asshole compared to most villains in the Bomberman series.]]
** Bomber Elite from ''VideoGame/BombermanGeneration'' is definitely this. He is the leader of the Crush Bombers and thus makes him [[TheDragon The Dragon]] of the game. However, unlike the others who are either [[AxCrazy Ax Crazy]] or just plain [[JerkAss jerks]], Bomber Elite is the only one of them that has no maliciousness to him whatsoever. He's [[AffablyEvil extremely polite to Bomberman]] and is [[BloodKnight happy to enjoy a fight with him]]. He also constantly asks Bomberman if he's alright and is disappointed when he defeats Bomberman. However, once Bomberman defeats him, Bomber Elite before disappearing says [[GracefulLoser he was glad]] [[WorthyOpponent to have lost]] [[TearJerker to him]].
* Shay Patrick Cormac for the Templar Order in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRogue''. Whereas most people join the order to advance their career, grab for power or resentment against the Assassins, he joined the order for a purely heroic motivation - namely, stop the Assassins from triggering earthquake with First Civilization's Temples.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'':
** Pretty much the only staff member we ever see of Arkham Asylum who isn't DoctorJerk, a callous brute, or corrupt and on the take is Doctor Joan Leland. A major driving reason why Arkham is such a CardboardPrison that serves to only make villains and not actually help anyone is because this woman is the only one who is actually ''trying'' to help the patients.
** "John Doe" is this for The Pact. His only real motivation for being with them is because he has the hots for Harley Quinn, and he largely seems unhinged to the point he basically [[ObliviouslyEvil doesn't realize how bad the things he's doing are]]. He's otherwise consistently friendly, loyal, and protective of Bruce even if you don't bother to return the favor [[spoiler:to a point. He's insane and violent either way, but your how you treat him determines whether he becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist who just needs help or [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope dives head first into the role of The Joker]].]]


[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. None of the protagonists are evil on default but sometimes they become villainous [[spoiler:due to a HatePlague]]. Mion is the only protagonist, besides SixthRanger [[spoiler:Hanyuu]], who has never killed anyone in any arc. However, this doesn't mean she hasn't actually killed anyone. According to one of the [=TIPs=], in an unseen [[spoiler:world]] she became a ClingyJealousGirl towards Keiichi and [[MurderTheHypotenuse killed the other girls]] due to seeing them as "rivals" for him.

[[folder:Web Animation]]

* Website/GoAnimate: In the WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}} family, Boris and Caillou are both psychotic twats, Doris is an apathetic bitch who enables her husband's bad behavior, However, Rosie is nice and doesn't try to be mean to Caillou. It can be a bit of a {{Tearjerker}} seeing as how Caillou [[BigBrotherBully bullies]] her even when he has no reason to.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'':
** The eternally cheerful Donut seems to be the only Blood Gulch soldier who doesn't openly despise the rest of the crew. The series' DesignatedHero 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 ComedicSociopathy. 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.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Hazel of Salem's faction. His first scene as an individual sees him helping a Oscar get a train ticket, as well as offering him some sage advice, is very soft-spoken and polite, and shows a clear disdain for unnecessary violence, as seen when he berates Adam [[spoiler: for killing Sienna Khan when they could have brought her back in line through more peaceful means]].
* Angel in ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' seems to be allied with [[BigBad Charles]] and [[TheDragon Amaroq]], but attempts to "adopt" Kitty as Charles's mother to stop him doing bad things (admittedly by kidnapping her and taking her to Mictlan Woods, but her intentions were good, at least).

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': Kel'Noz to Quain, Vaelia to Ariel.
* White Mage, and possibly Fighter in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater.''
** Fighter ''is'' this Trope.
*** [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2007/03/20/episode-822-too-many-light-warriors-spoil-the-npc/ 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 [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/12/12/episode-1203-maligned/ here]] and [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/12/15/episode-1204-chew-on-that/ here.]]
** He seems to be some combination of StupidGood (belief in Power of Friendship, inability to recognize when someone is evil), and DumbIsGood.
* Hati of ''Webcomic/CryHavoc'' 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 ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. Though over the course of CharacterDevelopment the others have become slightly more Good due to his influence and Cale has become less idealistic.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Each incarnation of the [[PsychoRangers Linear Guild]] usually has at least one- which makes sense, given that Nale intentionally styles the Guild's recruits as "evil opposites" to the Order of the Stick (though not all of them are actually counterparts to Belkar, the Order's TokenEvilTeammate).
*** The Guild's first incarnation has [[BadassPreacher Hilgya Firehelm]], who isn't overtly malicious towards the protagonists and is actually helping Nale for her own, unrelated reasons. She's definitely not ''good'' (between worshipping the Evil-aligned deity Loki and trying to kill her genuinely nice husband due to their ArrangedMarriage in the past), but she's definitely a heck of a lot more nice (and a heck of a lot ''less'' evil) than the rest of the Guild's lineup.
*** The second time around, there's Yokyok, who isn't actually evil at all and is only working with the Guild for a chance to take revenge on Belkar, who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his father]]. On the other hand, the fact that he's still willing to help the Guild commit murder and kidnapping to further his own plans is definitely a hit against his moral alignment.
*** After skipping over this trope for their third lineup, the Guild's Empire of Blood incarnation has Kilkil, who is only there at all because he works for Tarquin and is [[PunchClockVillain just doing his job]]. He never directly opposes the heroes at any point during his time on the team.
*** Thog generally seems like he'd probably be a decent enough guy if Nale wasn't exploiting his astonishing stupidity. About the only time he's actively trying to kill any of the Order on his own initiative (instead of being egged on by Nale) is in the Arena match, and in fairness, at that time he believed that "Shouty Man" was trying to kill ''him''.
** [[ReluctantMonster The Monster in the Darkness]] is this to [[BigBad Team Evil]]: he's a childlike, naive creature who doesn't bear anyone any malice and seems not to understand how evil [[CardCarryingVillain Xykon]] really is. Though he ''is'' willing to eat people. ([[WouldNotHurtAChild But]] not [[EatsBabies babies]].)
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}},'' Sidney's Axis of Something 2.0 consists of people with grudges against the Shortpacked employees. However, one "EvilCounterpart" is Leslie's [[AmicableExes Amicable Ex]] Leo, who was lured to the meeting because he thought it was Bible study.
* Artie from ''Webcomic/{{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 ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', he's become an activist for transgenic rights.
* Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first arc of ''WebComic/DarthsAndDroids'' is the only character who is a fundamentally decent person, and his player is the only one who gives any real thought to casualties.
* [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Commodore James Norrington]] in the main cast of the MegaCrossover FanWebcomic ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}''. Sure the others are trying to [[CharacterDevelopment better themselves]] but still are [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Goblin King Jareth]], [[Theatre/LesMiserables Inspector Javert]] and Erik Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera. Also Myth/KingArthur of the "[[TheWildHunt Magical Men's Club]]" which also consists of [[Myth/NorseMythology Odin]] and the [[Literature/TheErlking Erlkönig]].
* Cream the Rabbit is this to the SkyPirates in ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' even the haters of the Sisterhood consider Mercy to be this.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sparklecare}}'', not ''all'' of the staff members are part of the madness at Sparklecare Hospital. All of the nurses, especially Nurse Kills, seem genuinely caring. There's also Dino Soprus, Lunesta's assistant, who is clearly not on board with Lunesta poisoning Barry.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Henchgirl}}'', Mary and Palawn in their criminal group, The Butterfly Gang. They don't mind doing heists and robbing from museums, banks and rich people. But draw the line at actively killing people and stealing from kids. [[spoiler: However later in the series, Mary is drugged to be more evil while Palawn starts up a firm and quits the group.]]
* Sawbones to the pirates in ''Webcomic/TheBackOBeyond''. He's by far the nicest pirate, and the only one to be genuinely friendly to Nate right from the start.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', 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 [[spoiler: 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.
* Even the rest of the Crew accept that Egg is this in ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' -- as a LawfulGood in a world of GreyAndGrayMorality she really can't avoid it. [[spoiler: It leads to a lot of negative feeling in the Crew when she seemingly dies, as they all agreed that she was the 'only good one of us'.]]
** When she leaves the role instead falls to Blue, who admittedly has more success keeping [[TokenEvilTeammate Krauzer]] in line than Egg ever did.
** While none of the others are exactly ''evil'' (they're all far too ambiguous and grey for labels like that), Lartin of the Deserters is much more determined to do good than the rest. For example, he instantly takes pity on the State slave Nights and later, upon waking up to see that [[spoiler: his home is on fire]], his first thought is to find and rescue Cain.
* ''WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes'': Yvan Viau a.k.a. Labyrinthe of the ASH universe is canonically the token good teammate on the Conclave of Supervillains.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's SexBot. As he said in a twitter [[http://twitter.com/saucybot/status/65520211230588928 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.
* TBJZL is much more behaved compared to the other [[Creator/UltimateSidemen Sidemen]], and thus he is the least likely Sideman to troll the others. ([[BewareTheNiceOnes Although, he'll still troll if he's aggravated enough]].)
* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:
** In the review of ''Fantastic Four'', the trio gets superpowers and act like even bigger assholes than usual, so it's up to Rob to at least try and be the voice of reason.
** When she was around, Rachel. Like how in ''Film/TheShining'', she's the only one who wants to help Critic when he's losing it and she gets tortured for it.
* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'':
** When she joined the Undersiders, Skitter was originally this, being a HeroicWannabe who only became a bad guy because the first villains she met were the also the first capes who actually treated her with kindness and respect. She eventually comes to downplay this ''hard'', becoming just as ruthless and amoral as her teammates, if never quite losing her altruistic intentions. When she joins the team late in the story, Parian is a much firmer and more consistent version of this trope.
** Burnscar is this for the [[CarnivalOfKillers Slaughterhouse Nine]], being an otherwise-normal girl who was DrivenToVillainy because using her pyrokinesis [[EmotionlessGirl mutes her emotions]]. She deliberately avoids lethally hurting anybody whenever the rest of the Nine isn't around (notably with Faultline's Crew), and generally comes across as much more sympathetic than the rest of her group.
** [[BigGood Legend]] is this for [[AncientConspiracy Cauldron]], if only because they usually don't provide him with knowledge of their morally shadier dealings. By extension, he's also this for [[spoiler: the Triumvirate, since all three of them are in Cauldron's pocket.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes himself, as his two best friends are Heloise, a sadistic MadScientist (or a serial killer in the pilot) who enjoys torturing people and destroying things, and Beezy, a lazy hedonist who is primarily motivated by his own selfish desired.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko's Uncle Iroh in the first season; he's a former Fire Nation general who had a pre-series HeelFaceTurn and only helps his nephew hunt the Avatar so he can look after him. It turns out he was the only general who had a heart, and it began to cost him heavily.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Bolin is part of [[KnightTemplar Kuvira's]] [[TheEmpire army]] in the fourth season. Deconstructed in how many lies Kuvira has to tell to keep him a willing part of the team; once he realizes the truth, he defects with Varrick and the two of them escape to Republic city to warn President Rakio and Korra about her spirit vine nuke experiments, [[spoiler: but what they didn't know was she was using them to create the [[GiantMecha Colossus]] to take over Republic City.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** John Canmore is always arguing against his siblings' single-issue wonk against the Gargoyles. [[spoiler: And then the trope is subverted, BIG TIME.]]
** Played straight with Dingo. Of the five human members of the Pack, he's literally the OnlySaneMan. He's also the only one whose HeelFaceTurn occurs for truly altruistic reasons.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Butters Stotch, the only child character of the series not to ([[TheDogBitesBack consistently]]) fall into KidsAreCruel territory.
** Officer Barbrady is the only member of South Park's police force that isn't corrupt or racist.
* Wonder Man is this for the Masters of Evil in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': Colossus is this to Magneto's Acolytes (which calls back a storyline from the original comics).
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'': Silverbolt when he was awakened as a Predacon for all of one episode. He becomes a Token Evil Teammate after being free of Megatron's control in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Dr. Zoidberg in "An Xmas Story" was specifically the only member of the Planet Express Crew to not be targeted by Robot Santa, [[FanOfUnderdog who 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, meaning that Santa sees Earthlings as [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg My Enemies And Zoidberg]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
** 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 out is "Which little girl?"
** Roxy is implied to be nicer than she gives off. In "Roxy Rumbles" she is noticeably less aggressive and sensitive when not around Pizzazz. When around Pizzazz, and especially Jetta, she's anything but nice though.
* ''WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill'': Shifty for the dingoes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama: All Stars'': As pictured above, [[PerkyGoth Gwen]] was placed on the Villainous Vultures because Duncan cheated on Courtney with her. Later on [[BlackAndNerdy Cameron]] joins the team too, in this case for no reason other than [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem because Chris willed it]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxbusters'': Todd is this to the fox pack.
* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'': Red Menace, despite his name, is a MinionWithAnFInEvil who is almost always the one to suggest the "good" solution to a problem the League faces, much to Voltar and Frogg's chagrin.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': Miss Grotke is this among the faculty members, though downplayed as they aren't "evil"- they're just doing their jobs and are portrayed as the antagonists for most of the episodes. While most of the faculty are apathetic or extremely stern, she's sweet and easy-going, and always stands up for the kids.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': [[TheDitz Billy]] compared to [[AffablyEvil Grim]] and [[EnfantTerrible Mandy]] at least. This is mostly an InformedAttribute however; see the DesignatedHero page for more information. At times he is the most psychotically destructive and dangerous of the three after all...
* ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', Xandir and Foxxy Love are the only housemates who aren't {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': Frylock is the only member of the (and, really, the only character) with a semi-functioning moral compass, as well as the only one who isn't totally incompetent at fighting the villains, though [[NotSoAboveItAll he's been known to have his moments of extreme depravity]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards that shock even Shake.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons:'' One [[HalloweenEpisode Treehouse of Horror]] episode has Bart, Milhouse and Nelson vandalizing, stealing and causing general mayhem on Halloween, with Lisa tagging along in tow and doing little-to-no actual crimes. (When the gang besiege Lenny and take his things, Lisa instead feeds his fish. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Which Lenny treats as the worst crime of all, because she overfed them]].) Deconstructed later on, when the gang are all punished by the Devil Flanders, [[GuiltByAssociationGag including Lisa]]. Lisa notes that she wasn't as bad as the others, but she still got the same punishment.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Doofus Rick, a version of Rick from another universe and a member of the "Council of Ricks". Unlike the other Ricks, he is a KindheartedSimpleton (only compared to other Ricks) who quickly befriends [[ButtMonkey Jerry]] and is more than happy to spend the whole day with him.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Sandy and Gary [[DependingOnTheWriter in some of the later seasons]], since every other character is either a Jerkass, an antagonist, or a moron.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Edd (Double D) is the most moral of the Eds (Ed is also good, but ''very'' stupid). In fact, he's the only Ed the other kids treat with anything resembling respect. To an extent, he can be considered the Token Good of the entire cul-de-sac, acting like the OnlySaneMan in a SadistShow
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Brian and Lois in early seasons, at least before they TookALevelInJerkass.
** [[ButtMonkey Meg]] can be considered this in later episodes, bar occasional {{Yandere}} qualities. To an extent the [[SadistShow evolution of the show]] has led "Good" to be defined as "[[DesignatedHero slightly less of a]] Jerkass".
** Ironically enough, Stewie, who started off as a TokenEvilTeammate in the earlier seasons, became this after the rest of the Griffin family TookALevelInJerkass.
* Courtney from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' is the nice one out of the 'popular girls'. She's a SpoiledSweet rich girl who actively tries to befriend Ginger, though Miranda doesn't support their friendship.
* Starfire from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is the nicest Titan. In fact, it wasn't her meanness that got {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed, but her naivety, and whenever she does any action, it's not for a selfish reason.
* Pretty much averted in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', as the [[TheWeirdSisters Trix]], while generally pretty disagreeable to each other, are on pretty much the same page when it comes to being evil. But in the first season it seemed like Darcy might be this; her romance with Riven is ordered by Icy but depending on the version or dubbing she showed hints of being InLoveWithTheMark. Eventually nothing comes of it.
** Mirta/Mysta is the token nice girl at Cloud Tower, where all the other witches introduced hate fairies and want to hurt or prank them even if they're not part of the Trix coven. [[spoiler: She eventually realizes she's a fairy, not a witch.]]
** Headmistress Griffin, according to Faragonda and herself, was this in her youth, during the first Magix wars: she was in love with Valtor and involved with the Trix coven and the Ancestrals. She eventually left to join the Company of Light.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Thorax and "Kevin" are both peaceful changelings who would prefer to just live their lives rather than invade, conquer, and control. Kevin's not been seen since ''Slice of Life'' while Thorax did a full HeelFaceTurn going from this to FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire to [[BuffySpeak rainbow beetle bug... thing]] and convinced the entire changeling army to follow him.