Misused: Good All Along get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 4th Aug 2013 11:59:00 PM
There is also Mook-Face Turn, which seems related, but is specific in another way.
edited 14th May '13 8:25:38 PM by Rethkir
edited 15th May '13 3:48:21 AM by Spark9
I support making Good All Along the good counterpart of Evil All Along and moving this trope to another page. We just need to find a name and weed through the examples…
You beat me. I think we're all in agreement, then.
There are 314 wicks. Most of these are assuming that this is the good version of Evil All Along, but we'll have to sort through them when the new trope has it's own page.
New name: Since this is a subversion of Always Chaotic Evil, I suggest Not Always Evil, at least as a placeholder so we have something to refer to it as.
edited 15th May '13 7:10:20 AM by Rethkir
edited 15th May '13 8:51:39 AM by AnotherDuck
So to answer that question: at least some of them are not evil. It can apply to all since Tropes Are Flexible. Not Always Evil can also mean that they are not evil all the time, but only when you perceive them to be. An example of this would be the Vortigaunts in Half-Life. In the first game, they are nothing more than common mook Cannon Fodder, but in the second, they are humanity's greatest ally. It turns out that the only reason they were trying to kill you is because they were enslaved by the Big Bad of the first game.
Or, it can mean that mooks aren't always evil in a meta sense.
edited 15th May '13 10:02:56 AM by Rethkir
edited 15th May '13 10:24:13 AM by shimaspawn
edited 15th May '13 11:33:53 AM by Rethkir
Again, Sandbox.Not Always Evil is when Always Chaotic Evil is subverted. This includes justifications for an entire race/group of mooks or exceptions. Sandbox.Good All Along is when a character who is thought to be bad turns out to have been good all along, as the name suggests. I am not familiar with all of these works, so please correct mistakes if you find any. l split Order Of The Stick because it contained examples of both tropes.
If you have an issue with the name, this is only a sandbox and is not necessarily the final name of the trope.
edited 15th May '13 11:36:21 PM by Rethkir