On the types of pragmatic hero, I'm a bit confused where characters like Angel or Giles fit, who are willing to not only kill villains, but murder innocent parties to further heroic goals. Basically, heroes who operate as if the ends justify the means. They don't exactly regard values as a weakness, nor do they reject traditional values. It's more they do what they think has to be done, but don't feel particularly heroic about it. They tend to envy traditionally idealistic heroes, who may have been able to find a third option, not look on them as naive simpletons. This actually seems to be one of the more common types, but doesn't sound like it fits in the description.
I just want to point out that this page is currently at 396,000 characters (at 400,000 or more, things get problematic). It may be necessary to do a hard split regardless of what any previous crowners have decided, and I want to simply throw this information out there.
Well, I rather like having the actual page (I'm a fan of sliding scales, myself). However, I'm fine with a big note specifying to put all examples on the appropriate pages, and leaving this page just as a directory with a base description.
Where did all the type 5 examples go?
Edit: Ooops. But why did they all go to Nominal Hero instead of staying here?
Also, Disney Anti-Hero needs to be a trope, since it's the only type without a corresponding trope.
The page cannot have examples as they break the size limit. We're getting rid of the types as well, so all examples will be moved to the corresponding launched type. I had trouble finding which type corresponds to which though.
Also, this page had a looooooot of Zero Context Examples.
Create the description entirely in TRS and run it through YKTTW for example gathering only.
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A hero who breaks the rules for a good cause, which might range from jaywalking to arson and murder, to genocide and torture, but it's all for a good cause. Some (Harry Potter and Dirty Harry might be examples) are quite moral people that are simply investigating a crime using their own methods rather than the official rulebook, others are The Unfettered, and still others are just plain nasty, dark heroes.
A sliding scale of how far a hero is willing to go into morally questionable territory to serve the cause of good.