It's either the one who doesn't have the fires of Hell behind her, or the robot
You are all
evil monsters who need to die for the good of everybody
else. Black Mage:
Wait, even Fighter? Sarda: Except
He's a casualty. Black Mage:
(as Fighter pouts
A Token Evil Teammate
is someone in the team whose lesser principles stick out like a sore thumb. A Token Good Teammate is someone whose greater principles do the same. A typical example might be a Justified Criminal
forced to go native
among real criminals, perhaps because of deliberate persecution or simple error by The Government
Despite his high moral standards, he need not be The Heart
for the party, as he may not be interfering with their questionable activities. He can remind the others (or teach them
for the first time) that there is more at stake than money, power or personal vendettas
. Alternately, he may be someone who simply holds himself aloof from the "debauchery" of other party members. In extreme examples, he may become The Scrappy In-Universe
as he tries to foist his ideas on others, becoming a terribly annoying Commander Contrarian
He will likely have struggles between loyalty to the True Companions
and his conscience, creating inner conflict and conflict with his teammates, but sometimes a Token Good Teammate can also inspire the team to rise above themselves by the idealism they show.
If both he and the Token Evil Teammate are in the same party (and you know
authors won't want to miss the chance) there will be at least one huge display of verbal fireworks per episode, lots of almost (and actual) Lets You And Him Fights
, and perhaps an eventual Vitriolic Best Buds
Alternatively, a Token Good Teammate can be found amongst a group of dastardly villains, in order for the show to make sure that the antagonist side does not go too black in terms of morality. Perhaps this character shows restraint in doing atrocious evil
, or is forced against his own will to be a bad guy
(due to a hostage or some other leverage held by the bad guys, for example), or has other goals that are noble, but require him/her to be on the bad guys' side
, or is merely just following orders from the higher ups that he/she has sworn loyalty to
(high honor standards can cause such
). This character has a high chance to become a sympathetic Anti-Villain
that the audience can root for, or perhaps even call it quits and jump ship to the good guys
. He may also be the Team Face
by virtue of not being an asshole. The other members will trust him more than each other and have him talk to the muggles
when needed. In more cynical works, expect the Token Good Teammate to be killed off
by the Big Bad
to show how ruthless they are.
Compare Token Wholesome
and Hero Antagonist
. Related to the Fish out of Water
, the Only Sane Man
, and The Heart
. See also All-Loving Hero
. For possible variations on the 'good guy amongst irredeemable villains', you could try the Sliding Scale of Anti-Villains
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Anime and Manga
- Jim Gordon in most Batman comics and shows has that effect. He seems to purify the air around him. Look at Harvey Bullock, a Corrupt Cop that becomes Gordon's Lancer.
- Piffany in Nodwick. While Nodwick is also good-aligned, he is too subservient to have much effect on the group's actions. Piffany is oblivious to Yeagar and Artax's more questionable actions, or sometimes willing to rationalize. Ironically, she's also Yeagar and Arthax's Morality Pet, and the two would probably be even more reprehensible if she wasn't a party member, however ineffectual she is at stopping what they do try with her around. One plotline concerns a Bad Future without Piffany, where Yeagar and Arthax become The Dragon and The Evil Genius under an evil god without her around. One thing: the easiest way to make Yeagar and Artax fly into a rage is to hurt Piffany.
- Sandman of The Sinister Six.
- In Dark Avengers, Noh-Varr and Victoria Hand are the only people on the team who aren't homicidal maniacs. So much that when 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. The Sentry himself isn't so much a villain as much as a schizophrenic and later brainwashed into giving control over to his darker side. Ares and The Sentry 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 Thunderbolts. She was an actual hero (technically a hero wannabe) among the villains pretending to be heroes Thunderbolts. Her presence helped foster the already-forming Heel Face Turns of Songbird, Atlas, and Mach-1.
- In a later incarnation of the team composed mainly of unrepentant criminals, the good teammate was Songbird. In the version of the group after that, Norman Osborn's private black ops task force, the good teammate was Paladin, though he wasn't so much "good" as "not bad." Eventually the Headsman, Ant-Man, and the Ghost joined him — though it was Ghost who made it all possible.
- 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 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 Ghost Rider, who is as amoral as everyone else on the team.
- Lucas Lee of the Evil Exes in Scott Pilgrim is not a Jerkass like much of the other Exes. He turns out to actually be a decent guy who is genuinely friendly to Scott. However, Scott still has to defeat him to free Ramona from the Evil Exes' control.
- He was more of an antagonistic Jerkass in the film adaptation, however.
- Played for Laughs in Uncanny X-Men vol.2, when Scott creates what he calls "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, Hope, Emma Frost, Colossus (who had recently became The Juggernaut), Magik (frequent Token Evil Teammate of New Mutants), Sub-Mariner and 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 Black Panther (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 White Man's Burden), Cannibal (a creepy body-surfer), Rhino / Juggernaut (Dumb Muscle who kills an endangered rhino for kicks) Radioactive Man (glowing green sadist) and Batroc the Leaper ("I'm a professional, not a zealot").
- Wolverines has two: 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 The Chick 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 to say nothing of comparing her to the Wolverines.
- In Sonic the Hedgehog fanfic Prison Island Break, among a team of 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 Shining Pretty Cure. He's actually a pretty nice person from the start, he resolves to Never Hurt an Innocent (unlike the rest of the Shade Quartet, who pick up victims wherever they can get them) and the only reason he's even working for the bad guys is because of his devotion to the Queen. Strangely enough, it's not he who is moving towards a Heel-Face Turn, but rather, Amazora. Both are slated to turn good in the second half, and Amazora makes the turn first, with him coming second. The other two in the Shade Quartet follow suit right before they die at the hands of Meran and Korii.
- Linda in the Death Note fanfic Xanatos is essentially a card-carrying Lawful Good. For anyone familiar with the work this takes place in, this sets her up as the buttmonkey of the group. This actually makes her the one most likely to side with Kira, though she hasn't done so just yet.
- The Pony POV Series: in the Epilogue timeline, Liarjack is this among the Discorded Mane Six, going out of her way to avoid hurting civilians and to comfort the others. This annoys Discord to no end.
- Nights Favored Child: Marshal Silverstar seems to be the only member of Nightmare Moon's inner circle who isn't a self-serving Manipulative Bastard.
- Sirius Black in the dark!Harry fic Heir. Sirius doesn't support The Dark Side but he won't betray his godson.
- Exhibit A Snape is the only member of the Order of the Phoenix that has any standards.
- Played With for Jessie, James and Meowth in Pokemon fanfic Symbiosis, while they are largely innocent and misguided, they are still just as dangerous as the rest of Team Rocket.
- The Harry Potter band The Parselmouths are, in-universe, two Slytherins who were eventually joined by a Gryffindor (mostly because the Slytherins wanted someone to do the work for them). Summarized here:
- Mega Man Recut has Snake Man, though he doesn't realize it.
- The Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch fic The Warmth of a Sister's Love 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 older sister Katiya and the Power Trio of Lucia, Hanon, and Rina break Kyla out.
- Crimson Sky from Bad Future Crusaders, despite being one of Lightning Dust's Co-Dragons and one of the ponies who made Twilight Sparkle's coup possible, is a Father to His Men, kind hearted, and prefers peaceful action in favor of the more wholesale violence and destruction the air force is known for.
Live Action TV
- Nate Ford to the rest of the Leverage team. He was specifically hired to be the "one honest man" on a crew of thieves. However, the distinction gets fuzzier as time goes by, as Nate begins to almost relish his role of criminal mastermind and the rest of the team discovers they enjoy using their skills to help people. Sophie especially is pointed out to be his moral compass later in the series.
- Lisa is becoming this on V-2009, which is very bad news considering her mother is the Big Bad.
- Joshua is probably a more clear-cut example of this, at least until the season 1 finale.
- While every character on the new Battlestar Galactica is morally compromised to a certain extent, Helo seems to stand out as the only one that can still be considered an exemplar of Honor Before Reason in a society that increasingly embraces the ends justifying the means.
- Also Billy, although he may have been lucky to get shot dead shortly before something that might have really tested his morality.
- Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, for once in Super Sentai history, is a team filled with not-so-clean heroes who are not in for helping people or promoting justice, but minding their own business (since they're pirates)... except for Princess Ahim de Famille/Gokai Pink, who's the cleanest, purest person who always can't resist to help other people in need.
- Gai Ikari, Gokai Silver, is another one, as he's an Ascended Fanboy of Super Sentai who wants the Gokaigers to do things like help children who've tripped and give encouraging messages to their fans. Notably, when he's imagining what he wants the team to be like, Ahim's the only one who actually still acts like herself. In a surprise, not only do the Gokaigers think his imagination is ridiculous, even Ahim thinks his version of herself isn't exactly cool (though in the most polite way possible of saying it).
- Don Doggoier AKA Doc, is another one, though still fits a little more than Ahim since his main draw is that he's a Reluctant Warrior, thus less bloodthirsty than the rest. This does comes with a price, though, he's the designated Butt Monkey, so much that in Gai's Imagine Spot above, Don is nonexistent and had his place taken by Gai.
- Vir Cotto is the only prominent Centauri seen on Babylon 5 who doesn't subscribe to either Realpolitik or Fantastic Racism, and ends up being Londo Mollari's (largely ineffective) Morality Pet.
- Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld is the only one of the four main characters who is consistently shown to have a conscience. While he slips up every now and then, he almost always tries to lend a helping hand to people in need. Unfortunately, many of these attempts fail and make things worse.
- Behrooz Araz served as this to the antagonists during the fourth season of 24, which included his own parents. He was consistently on the fence about helping them since it meant the deaths of several innocent people, and the last straw that proved he just couldn't work well with them was when they wound up killing his girlfriend. This eventually led his own father to try and kill him as well.
- The Secret World of Alex Mack has the titular super-powered protagonist hiding from Danielle Atron and Vince her chief of security, both of whom want to experiment on and/or kill her. Also working with them is Nice Guy Dave, the trucker who caused the accident that gave Alex superpowers. He only wants to catch her because she was exposed to an unstable chemical and wants to help her. When he figures out the truth, he keeps it to himself, having overheard Atron's real plans earlier.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer had Jonathan of the Nerd Trio during its sixth season. Whereas Warren proved himself to be a bastard and Andrew (at the time) was just a suck-up who sided with either of the other two when the situation proved best for it, Jonathan was the only one of the trio with a true conscience and never wanted to actually kill Buffy, even going against Warren several times when he attempted to do so. When Warren winds up killing his ex, this is what goes on to drive a permanent wedge between him and the others, ultimately leading him to betray Warren by revealing the weakness in his newest plan to stop Buffy late in season six.
- During One Life to Live's infamous gang rape storyline of 1993, one of the three rapists in question, Powell Lord the III, was repeatedly shown to be the only one who had any remorse over what they had done. Indeed, he's bullied by the other two into participating and is so plagued with guilt that he eventually tries to kill himself before finally pulling himself together and confessing. However, a year later, it is revealed that he is the serial rapist who's been terrorizing the local hospital, leaving viewers to wonder if his guilt drove him insane or if he was secretly like this already before the gang rape unleashed the demon lurking inside.
- On A Different World, 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.
- When Phil Coulson got his own TV series, it started to become clear that he is this trope to the higher-ups of SHIELD, 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 his hero, Captain America, does to the Avengers.
- Jim Gordon like his comic incarnation in 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.
Mythology and Religion
- Michinoku Pro Wrestling's power stable, Los Salseros Japoneses, Banana Senga stood out for being a mostly non malicious funny man the fans loved.
- When the World Wrestling Federation was invaded by WCW and ECW, Gregory Helms joined WCW's ranks as a standard villain. He soon became the comical superhero character The Hurricane, who was polite to his opponents and eschewed typical heel tactics. After the WCW/ECW Alliance folded, he became a beloved good guy nearly instantly.
- Rob Van Dam 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.
- Samoa Joe in Christopher Daniels's Prophecy and later, Kurt Angle's Main Event Mafia in TNA after Sting was ousted from the group. Joe was actually worse before his nominal Face-Heel Turn. Other than the betrayal itself, which was more stupid than evil, he hardly did anything wrong since joining and in both groups he was only motivated by money.
- Ring of Honor rookie Bobby Dempsey in Larry Sweeney's Sweet N' Sour Inc, which incidentally also made him the group's butt monkey.
- John Cena filled this role when he was forced to join The Nexus.
- Kaval in WWE when he was being "mentored" by Lay Cool, or more accurately, was the "property" of Laycool.
- AJ Styles, and to a lesser extent The Young Bucks in Bullet Club when the group stopped through Ring of Honor. 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 .
- A not uncommon position given the high popularity of supposedly Chaotic Neutral characters among Munchkins and Real Men. This puts anyone in the party actually interested in roleplaying in a very uncomfortable position.
- In Magic: The Gathering's Scars block, we see the colors slowly become remade into Phyrexia. (Think the Borg meets the Zerg, with enough Body Horror to go around.) Black is 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 five that can feel anything akin to compassion. So we get flavor text like Priest of Urabrask and, perhaps hinting at the far future, Urabrask himself.
- Warhammer 40,000: The Ultramarines, Space Wolves, Raven Guard and Salamanders Space Marine Chapters are pretty much the only space marines who actively seek to protect civilians and the Imperial Guard, making them this to the vast forces of the 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
- Beltway and Lupo to the rest of the Wolfpack in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, 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.
- Ada Wong in RE4, 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 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. 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 Icewind Dale or Temple Of Elemental Evil, having a paladin in your party can prevent you from having normal dialogue choices, instead getting sanctimonious tirades that ironically prevent a peaceful resolution.
- Baldur's Gate 2 only has three Evil-aligned NPC that can join your party. If you made your PC evil, then Imoen will be your Token Good Teammate since she's Neutral Good. If she's not on your team, then whoever is Good or Neutral alignment becomes your Token Good Teammate.
- Throne of Bhaal has Balthazar, a Lawful Good monk who has teamed up with the bad guys to accomplish the goal of destroying what he sees as a great evil. Interestingly, the group itself is a part of that evil and he plans to see the entirety of it destroyed — himself included — in the end.
- In Planescape: Torment, Morte the flying talking skull is only good-aligned character in your neutral-aligned party. You may also become good, but it'll require some time.
- Flonne in Disgaea. Originally joins to understand demons and teach them about love.
- Legacy of Kain : Janos Audron for the vampires. Kain is a Magnificent Bastard out to achieve his goals by any means necessary. Vorador is a sadistic hedonist with a penchant for torture. Raziel, while not really evil, can be indecisive, self-righteous, and is mostly motivated by wanting to save himself. Janos, on the other hand, is a kind, fatherly cleric type who is one of the few people in the games who will tell the truth in a straightforward, artless manner. He even thinks kindly of the murderous Sarafan, believing that they're only acting out of fear and ignorance.
- William is the Super Ego among the McCall brothers' Power Trio in Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood.
- Jecht in Dissidia: Final Fantasy is good, or at least neutral, despite being a member of the Warriors of Chaos, all composed of Final Fantasy villains. The reason he's siding with the villains is that Emperor Palamecia manipulated him into thinking that their victory would let him rejoin his son, Tidus. Golbez, on the other hand, is a good guy posing as a villain.
- To a lesser extent, Judge Magister Gabranth. In the 13th cycle, he's nothing more than a disgruntled jailer who serves as a warden for those no longer used in the conflict. Several of lines are somber and hint that he wants nothing more than penance for his past transgressions, while most of the other Chaos warriors mock him for his more admirable qualities. Compare this to Shantotto, who serves as Team Cosmos' Token Evil Teammate (to the point that most of the villains revere her). Both of these are somewhat subverted in the prequel Duodecim, as the two are actually affiliated with their respective deities this time around (however, Gabranth just seems to be doing his job and seems to be confronting Cosmos simply to end the war—thus lacking an ulterior motive unlike most of the others, while Shantotto is still a fair bit malicious, even towards her ally Prishe).
- Also, Kuja is a bit of a tragic case. He's actively working with the heroes Bartz, Zidane, and Squall, up until Kefka intervenes. He's even responsible for Cloud's Heel-Face Turn and Terra's too. After he's defeated by Lightning, Kefka implants false memories to ensure his full on villainy in the Thirteenth Cycle.
- Reeve, Shin-Ra's head of Urban Development, seems to be the only person on Shin-Ra's board of directors with a conscience or sense of ethics. He eventually defects to AVALANCHE as a Double Agent
- Roxas to Organization XIII. Unlike the other 12, he isn't actively malicious.
- In the end of BlazBlue Continuum Shift, Litchi ends up joining NOL as the Token Good Teammate. Unlike all other who directly served the Imperator, the reason why she joins was because her body condition got worse and the only one who'd want to give the cure for both her and Arakune is NOL, thus she has the least loyalty to the NOL and was only there for necessary self preservation and saving a beloved. Also in Chrono Phantasma, she didn't undergo any Evil Costume Switch and retains her sane personality, thereby making her squarely on the trope.
- In 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 Reasonable Authority Figure Kagura.
- In Knights of the Old Republic, 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 he'll (hopelessly) attack you if you take him onto the Star Forge.
- Both Rei and Shuu/Shew becomes this in the Dream Mode of the first Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, 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.
- General Leo in Final Fantasy VI is also a known case of this. In fact, the game likes to lampshade the fact that the only reason why Leo is considered an antagonist is because he works with the Empire.
- Athena, in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, is the most heroic Vault Hunter in the game, compared to Wilhelm (a mercenary who cares only about getting paid and comes to respect Jack's ruthlessness), Nisha (a Combat Sadomasochist who becomes Handsome Jack's main squeeze when she finds his brutality alluring), Claptrap (who's...well, not evil, but hardly heroic, and is incapable of disobeying an order from Jack) and Aurelia (who's an Egomaniac Hunter, albeit one with 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 Lilith and Roland. The Doppelganger is also just as morally sound and is openly horrified at many of Jack's actions but lacks the backbone to actually call him out.
- In Nicktoons Unite: Globs of Doom, the heroes and villains from various Nicktoons split up into opposite teams. Villain Protagonist Zim, however, goes with the heroes, so his arch-nemesis, Hero Antagonist Dib, decides that he has to team up with the bad guys. This doesn't end well for him.
- Cao Ren in Dynasty Warriors. In a game where Wei stores A LOT of scary looking, ambitious, jerkwad or scheming people... we got this peaceful shorty guy who just wants the chaos to end. And this is before Wei takes a swing in Anti-Villain-y since the 6th game.
- And in the 7th game, even if Wei is just merely Designated Villain, one look at serene, compassionate poet/musician Cai Wenji amongst Wei would make you agree that she's another Token Good Teammate.
- Soulcalibur IV has this fate unfortunately befall Sophitia Alexandria, making this Lady of War Forced Into Evil. Tira shows herself to be very Genre Savvy by designating Sophitia's daughter as a prospective host for Soul Edge. In order to prevent this, Sophitia was strong-armed into working with Nightmare & co. As the latest warrior in a long line chosen by the Greek gods to destroy the evil sword, Sophitia is none too thrilled about her Face-Heel Turn; however, for the sake of her children, she must reluctantly ward off any who attempt to reach the sword, including her younger sister Cassandra and any of her previous allies. And when her other allies who are similarly manipulated in this cause was Voldo...
- In Warriors Orochi, Himiko is mainly on the side of the forces of Orochi because Da Ji acts as a Cool Big Sis toward her. When she and Da Ji are captured by the Resistance in Warriors Orochi 3, Himiko gets along better with the Resistance fighters (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 Side Quest to help rescue another of their missing warriors.
- Also in 3, Mouri Motonari is also one. He's cunning enough to realize that the balance of the dimensional world actually depends on Da Ji's presence, like it or not, so he protects and joins forces with her, despite still being the jovial laid back guy (as compared with his dickish self in Sengoku Basara which wouldn't make him this trope), if you compare with those used to align with Da Ji (except Himiko above) like Masamune, Fuuma, Keiji, Achilles or Dong Zhuo.
- Mina Tang in Alpha Protocol. The only employee of the eponymous agency who seems to have any sort of conscience, and also the only one of Mike Thorton's Mission Controls who care if he kills American agents or civilians, makes deals with arms traffickers, or commits similar acts of Dirty Business.
- Oichi in Sengoku Basara used to be one for the Oda clan. Despite her dark powers, she just looks demure and innocent compared to Nobunaga, Mitsuhide, Nouhime and Ranmaru. Then she got carted off to marry Nagamasa where her 'good'/'innocent' side develops more and she could be a genuine good rather than Token Good Teammate... Too bad it goes downhill so fast from there on.
- Dragon Age II has a cabal of mages from Starkhaven Hawke often deals with over the course of the game. Their leader, Decimus, is an insane blood mage. Grace, his girlfriend, starts out creeped out, but accepts his way of thinking and tries to murder Hawke and their sibling/love interest. Terrie isn't seen much but she gives quests involving framing templars. Then, there is Alain, a genuine Nice Guy who just tries to help.
- Of the actual main characters, there's Bethany Hawke. Everyone else has at least one moment of hypocrisy or moral greyness (even Da Chief is very pragmatic), while Bethany mainly wants to be normal. Sebastian genuinely tries to be this, despite his hotheaded streak - whether he succeeds depends on his relationship with Hawke and what you do with Anders in the endgame.
- Sword Man from 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 League of Legends:
- 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 The Exile) 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 Science Is Bad may as well be its slogan, has Zac, a Blob Monster Living Weapon who is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. 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.
- The Void, where Eldritch Abomination 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 Earth-Shattering Kaboom 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 Dota 2, the Dire side is full of monsters and generally evil beings and some neutral ones. There are a few exceptions, like Magnus and Lycan, who are heroic characters looking for justice for wrongs dealt to them. 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 Dazzle, a friendly healer who uses his magic for self defense and aid. In Huskar's backstory, it is Dazzle that saves him, not that Huskar wanted that.
- On the Radiant side, there is Treant Protector, who is the most gentle and least violent hero in the game. The only hero he takes exception to is Timbersaw.
- In Mass Effect 3, a recording of the Illusive Man reveals that he tried to manipulate Shepard into joining Cerberus by surrounding Shepard with Cerberus' token good teammates during Mass Effect 2.
- In his first appearance Cyrus from Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is urging Dr. Caulder to leave Brenner and his men alone as there's no need to attack them (of course they do anyways), and his "goodery" ultimately pisses off Caulder enough that he poisons Cyrus with a chemical 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 the world being destroyed.
- Drowtales: Kel'Noz to Quain, Vaelia to Ariel.
- White Mage, and possibly Fighter in 8-Bit Theater.
- Fighter is this Trope.
- Maybe not?
- Or he is and is simply using psychological manipulation to try and scare the woman away from his sociopathic associates.
- The real proof is here and here.
- He seems to be some combination of Stupid Good (belief in Power of Friendship, inability to recognize when someone is evil), and Dumb Is Good.
- Hati of Cry Havoc falls in here, seeing as she tries to hold back her squad mates blood lust and general disregard for human life.
- This is such a perfect description of Cale in Looking for Group.
- Though over the course of Character Development the others have become slightly more Good due to his influence and Cale has become less idealistic.
- In The Order of the Stick the Linear Guild usually has some. Not surprising as they are the evil opposites of the Order, which has Belkar as the Token Evil Teammate. The original Linear Guild has Hilgya, a priestess of Loki, who turns out to be not overly malicious (though she repeatedly attempted to murder her husband. While it being an arranged marriage may complicate things, her husband seemed to be a nice guy who did his best to make her happy, and murder was her first solution rather than the more successful fleeing she did later). Later they recruit a Lawful Good (or at least honorable Lawful Neutral, considering he let Nale and crew get away with mass murder) kobold to serve as the counterpart to Belkar.
- In Shortpacked!, Sidney's Axis of Something 2.0 consists of people with grudges against the Shortpacked employees. However, one such Evil Counterpart is Leslie's Amicable Ex Leo, who was lured to the meeting because he thought it was Bible study.
- Artie from Narbonic normally preoccupies himself with the support of hippie-ish causes (such as world peace and the election of Dennis Kucinich), all while living with a mad scientist and her henchmen.
- Come Skin Horse, he's become an activist for transgenic rights.
- Commodore James Norrington in the main cast of the Mega Crossover Fan Webcomic Roommates. Sure the others are trying to better themselves but still are Goblin King Jareth, Inspector Javert and Erik The Phantom of the Opera. Also King Arthur of the "Magical Men's Club" which also consists of Odin and the Erlkönig.
- Cream the Rabbit is this to the Sky Pirates in Sonic the Comic – Online!.
- In Sinfest even the haters of the Sisterhood consider Mercy to be this.
- In The Guild, despite the team name of "The Knights of Good", Codex and Vork are the only ones who seem to quest with anything but loot in mind. Then we find out how Vork gets his electricity and internet access by stealing it from his Alzheimers-afflicted neighbor. Offline Codex is the only one who isn't either self-centered or completely divorced from reality.
- In Red vs. Blue, the eternally cheerful Donut seems to be the only Blood Gulch soldier who doesn't openly despise the rest of the crew. The series' Designated Hero Church even remarks that Donut is harmless and probably wouldn't hurt a fly (this is in spite of the fact that he actually killed his [admittedly, tank-driving, out-for-blood, mercenary] girlfriend). Everyone else on either team are various mixes of apathy, misanthropy, and Comedic Sociopathy. Even the easy-going and friendly Caboose secretly harbors a huge dislike of Tucker, as well as a tendency to accidentally kill his own teammates.
- Doc. It's especially hilarious because the other members of his team consist of: a bomb, a robot's head, and an AI that's taken control (mostly) of Doc's armor.
- Even the rest of the Crew accept that Egg is this in AJCO - as a Lawful Good in a world of Grey and Gray Morality she really can't avoid it. 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 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 his home is on fire, his first thought is to find and rescue Cain.
- Yvan Viau aka Labyrinthe of the ASH universe is canonically the token good teammate on the Conclave of Supervillains.
- The Nostalgia Chick's Sex Bot. As he said in a twitter message, he's surrounded by screeching harpies that haunt his every moment.
- Now that he's gone (very likely dead), Nella is back in the role of the only regular person there with a listenable conscience.
- Exaggerated completely on Jimmy Two-Shoes, where Jimmy is the Token Good for the whole city.
- Zuko's Uncle Iroh in the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender; he's a former Fire Nation general who had a pre-series Heel-Face Turn and only helps his nephew hunt the Avatar so he can look after him. It turns out he was the only general who had a heart, and it began to cost him heavily.
- In The Legend of Korra, Bolin is part of Kuvira's army in the fourth season. Deconstructed in how many lies Kuvira has to tell to keep him a willing part of the team; once the truth comes out, he quits and escapes.
- John Canmore is always arguing against his siblings' single-issue wonk against the Gargoyles. And then the trope is subverted, BIG TIME.
- Played straight with Dingo. Of the five human members of the Pack, he's literally the Only Sane Man. He's also the only one whose Heel-Face Turn occurs for truly altruistic reasons.
- Butters Stotch of South Park, the only child character of the series not to (consistently) fall into Kids Are Cruel territory.
- Wonder Man is this for the Masters of Evil in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
- Colossus is this to Magneto's Acolytes in X-Men: Evolution (which calls back a storyline from the original comics).
- Silverbolt in Beast Wars 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 Beast Machines.
- On Futurama Dr. Zoidberg in "An Xmas Story" was specifically the only member of the Planet Express Crew to not be targeted by Robot Santa, 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 My Enemies And Zoidberg.
- From Jem we have Stormer of The Misfits. As an example, when The Misfits discovered that the Holograms had to perform in a movie alongside them, in order to raise money for an operation one of the Starlight Girls desperately needed, the band is thinking up ways they can screw with Jem. However, the first words out of Stormer's mouth when she finds out is "Which little girl?"
- Shifty for the dingoes in Blinky Bill.
- As pictured above, Gwen of Total Drama: All Stars was placed on the Villainous Vultures because Duncan cheated on Courtney with her. Later on Cameron joins the team too, in this case for no reason other than because Chris willed it.
- Todd from The Foxbusters is this to the fox pack.
- Red Menace, despite his name, is certainly this with the League of Super Evil.
- 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.
- Billy in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy compared to Grim and Mandy at least. Although he has his bouts of Unstoppable Rage that even scare Mandy.