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* Willow from ''Literature/AlessasFantasies'' stands out as the only sympathetic villain in the whole shared universe. Originally a selfless woman who tried to help her people while living under the oppression of the Shadow Queen, the wicked ruler murdered her family right before her eyes as punishment. Driven to a suicidal apathy, Willow would turn the people into monsters for the Shadow Queen, but when the guilt became too much, she decided to release Alessa in hope that she will kill the Shadow Queen and [[DeathSeeker herself]].



* Jess from ''Literature/{{Kaduav}}'', later revealed to be [[spoiler: Tasaria]], was abducted as a child and raised on the Gilded Corss' racist dogma. Despite this, she is still horrified by the masscres she is supposed be conducting, and eventually turns tail when she remembers that she was [[spoiler: taken from Gunari, her mother.]]


* Willow from ''Literature/AlessasFantasies stands out as the only sympathetic villain in the whole shared universe. Originally a selfless woman who tried to help her people while living under the oppression of the Shadow Queen, the wicked ruler murdered her family right before her eyes as punishment. Driven to a suicidal apathy, Willow would turn the people into monsters for the Shadow Queen, but when the guilt became too much, she decided to release Alessa in hope that she will kill the Shadow Queen and [[DeathSeeker herself]].

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* Willow from ''Literature/AlessasFantasies ''Literature/AlessasFantasies'' stands out as the only sympathetic villain in the whole shared universe. Originally a selfless woman who tried to help her people while living under the oppression of the Shadow Queen, the wicked ruler murdered her family right before her eyes as punishment. Driven to a suicidal apathy, Willow would turn the people into monsters for the Shadow Queen, but when the guilt became too much, she decided to release Alessa in hope that she will kill the Shadow Queen and [[DeathSeeker herself]].

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* Willow from ''Literature/AlessasFantasies stands out as the only sympathetic villain in the whole shared universe. Originally a selfless woman who tried to help her people while living under the oppression of the Shadow Queen, the wicked ruler murdered her family right before her eyes as punishment. Driven to a suicidal apathy, Willow would turn the people into monsters for the Shadow Queen, but when the guilt became too much, she decided to release Alessa in hope that she will kill the Shadow Queen and [[DeathSeeker herself]].


* Jess from ''Literature/{{Kaduav}}, later revealed to be [[spoiler: Tasaria]], was abducted as a child and raised on the Gilded Corss' racist dogma. Despite this, she is still horrified by the masscres she is supposed be conducting, and eventually turns tail when she remembers that she was [[spoiler: taken from Gunari, her mother.]]

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* Jess from ''Literature/{{Kaduav}}, ''Literature/{{Kaduav}}'', later revealed to be [[spoiler: Tasaria]], was abducted as a child and raised on the Gilded Corss' racist dogma. Despite this, she is still horrified by the masscres she is supposed be conducting, and eventually turns tail when she remembers that she was [[spoiler: taken from Gunari, her mother.]]







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* Jess from ''Literature/{{Kaduav}}, later revealed to be [[spoiler: Tasaria]], was abducted as a child and raised on the Gilded Corss' racist dogma. Despite this, she is still horrified by the masscres she is supposed be conducting, and eventually turns tail when she remembers that she was [[spoiler: taken from Gunari, her mother.]]


* In the Practical Guide to Evil, this is Catherine's explicit aim, and part of Black Knight's plan seems to be to create such a role for Evil names. [[Spoiler: Likewise, Thief also fills this role, joining Catherine because she'd be better joining her.]]

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* In the Practical Guide to Evil, this is Catherine's explicit aim, and part of Black Knight's plan seems to be to create such a role for Evil names. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Likewise, Thief also fills this role, joining Catherine because she'd be better joining her.]]

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* In the Practical Guide to Evil, this is Catherine's explicit aim, and part of Black Knight's plan seems to be to create such a role for Evil names. [[Spoiler: Likewise, Thief also fills this role, joining Catherine because she'd be better joining her.]]


* WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons has Death, leader of one quarter of the Four Horses Raider Gang. His status as villain is mostly given by his position; in person he's actually quite reasonable, acts as an unofficial mentor to one of the player characters, [[spoiler:and is willing to stop the raids on towns if it will help his gang.]]

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* WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons ''Podcast/FalloutIsDragons'' has Death, leader of one quarter of the Four Horses Raider Gang. His status as villain is mostly given by his position; in person he's actually quite reasonable, acts as an unofficial mentor to one of the player characters, [[spoiler:and is willing to stop the raids on towns if it will help his gang.]]


** The main characters are a group of Supervillains called the Undersides, whom on some level have at least a little Anti-Villian flavoring (with the possible exception of [[TokenEvilTeammate Regent]]). Taylor becomes a supervillain because she couldn't betray her friends in addition to {{Jerkass}} superheroes, and constantly tries to protect people. Tattletale [[spoiler:Recruits and becomes Taylor's friend to stop her from committing suicide by villian or whatever horror of the day Brockton-Bay has stumbled upon]]. Brian became a {{Punch Clock Villain}} to take care of his little sister Aisha. [[spoiler:She then proceeds to follow him into the business after triggering]]. Bitch in her trigger event [[spoiler:lost the ability to empathize with humans]] but still genuinely loves her dogs and being a supervillian provides funds for the shelter she starts running for them. They also serve as ALighterShadeOfBlack [[EvilVersusEvil against the general grim-darkness and moral myopia of Worm]], and stop about as many villains as the heroes. [[spoiler: But it's part of a plan to take over the city! and killing a godling/gestalt beings of immense power!]]

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** The main characters are a group of Supervillains supervillains called the Undersides, Undersiders, whom on some level have at least a little Anti-Villian anti-villain flavoring (with the possible exception of [[TokenEvilTeammate Regent]]). Taylor becomes a supervillain because she couldn't betray her friends in addition to {{Jerkass}} superheroes, and constantly tries to protect people. minimize the harm her actions do and keep innocents from getting hurt. Tattletale [[spoiler:Recruits and becomes [[spoiler:becomes Taylor's friend to stop her from committing suicide by villian villain or whatever fresh horror of the day Brockton-Bay has stumbled upon]].just arrived in Brockton Bay]]. Brian became a {{Punch Clock Villain}} to take care of his little sister Aisha. [[spoiler:She then proceeds to follow him into the business after triggering]]. Bitch in her trigger event [[spoiler:lost the ability is a antisocial thug who due to empathize with humans]] a harsh, abusive upbringing doesn't trust any other humans anymore, but still genuinely loves her dogs and being a supervillian provides funds for the shelter she starts running for them. They also serve as ALighterShadeOfBlack [[EvilVersusEvil ALighterShadeOfBlack, being a thieves' gang who find themselves pitted against the general grim-darkness and moral myopia of Worm]], and stop about as many villains as the heroes. [[spoiler: But it's part of a plan threats like white supremacists, criminal masterminds trying to take over control of the city! city, and killing a godling/gestalt beings wandering bands of immense power!]][[HeroKiller hero killers]], and do a better job of fighting them than the heroes.

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* ''Literature/{{Brennus}}'': The Dark, the original super-villain, qualifies due to being a) a NobleDemon whose organization helps keep the hero-villain conflict from escalating to truly uncontrollable levels, b) being in EnemyMine situations with the heroes more often than he is in conflict with them, and c) a genuinely loving father and BenevolentBoss. At times he comes off more like a full on AntiHero, but remember that he still willingly employs [[ImAHumanitarian cannibals]] and [[SerialRapist Serial Rapists]], and he's the one who gives them their marching orders, and he has no small amount of blood on his own hands.

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** Even some of the more antagonistic characters have shades of AntiVillain. The MCO, for example, is filled with a number of people who genuinely do believe that they're protecting humanity, even if it has its share of genuinely mutophobic... let's say 'jerkfaces'. [[spoiler: The Syndicate, probably the closest thing to a 'League of Supervillains' that the Whateley Universe has, is actively involved in trying to prevent worse things from happening... like Dr. Palm's, or the Bastard's, goals succeeding.]]


** The main characters are a group of Supervillains called the Undersides, whom on some level have at least a little Anti-Villian flavoring (with the possible exception of[[TokenEvilTeammate Regent]]). Taylor becomes a supervillain because she couldn't betray her friends in addition to {{Jerkass}} superheroes, and constantly tries to protect people. Tattletale [[spoiler:Recruits and becomes Taylor's friend to stop her from committing suicide by villian or whatever horror of the day Brockton-Bay has stumbled upon]]. Brian became a {{Punch Clock Villain}} to take care of his little sister Aisha. [[spoiler:She then proceeds to follow him into the business after triggering]]. Bitch in her trigger event [[spoiler:lost the ability to empathize with humans]] but still genuinely loves her dogs and being a supervillian provides funds for the shelter she starts running for them. They also serve as ALighterShadeOfBlack [[EvilVersusEvil against the general grim-darkness and moral myopia of Worm]], and stop about as many villains as the heroes. [[spoiler: But it's part of a plan to take over the city! and killing a godling/gestalt beings of immense power!]]

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** The main characters are a group of Supervillains called the Undersides, whom on some level have at least a little Anti-Villian flavoring (with the possible exception of[[TokenEvilTeammate of [[TokenEvilTeammate Regent]]). Taylor becomes a supervillain because she couldn't betray her friends in addition to {{Jerkass}} superheroes, and constantly tries to protect people. Tattletale [[spoiler:Recruits and becomes Taylor's friend to stop her from committing suicide by villian or whatever horror of the day Brockton-Bay has stumbled upon]]. Brian became a {{Punch Clock Villain}} to take care of his little sister Aisha. [[spoiler:She then proceeds to follow him into the business after triggering]]. Bitch in her trigger event [[spoiler:lost the ability to empathize with humans]] but still genuinely loves her dogs and being a supervillian provides funds for the shelter she starts running for them. They also serve as ALighterShadeOfBlack [[EvilVersusEvil against the general grim-darkness and moral myopia of Worm]], and stop about as many villains as the heroes. [[spoiler: But it's part of a plan to take over the city! and killing a godling/gestalt beings of immense power!]]


** The main characters are a group of Supervillains called the Undersides, but they have good intentions ([[TokenEvilTeammate except for Regent]]). Taylor becomes a supervillain because she couldn't betray her friends in addition to {{Jerkass}} superheroes, and constantly tries to protect people. Tattletale [[spoiler:Recruits and becomes Taylor's friend to stop her from committing suicide by villian or whatever horror of the day Brockton-Bay has stumbled upon]]. Brian became a {{Punch Clock Villain}} to take care of his little sister Aisha. [[Spoiler:She then proceeds to follow him into the business after triggering]] and Bitch can't empathize with humans but genuinely loves dogs and being a supervillain funds her shelter. They also serve as ALighterShadeOfBlack [[EvilVersusEvil against the truely evil]], and stop about as many villains as the heroes. [[spoiler: But it's part of a plan to take over the city! and killing a godling/gestalt beings of immense power!]]

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** The main characters are a group of Supervillains called the Undersides, but they whom on some level have good intentions ([[TokenEvilTeammate except for at least a little Anti-Villian flavoring (with the possible exception of[[TokenEvilTeammate Regent]]). Taylor becomes a supervillain because she couldn't betray her friends in addition to {{Jerkass}} superheroes, and constantly tries to protect people. Tattletale [[spoiler:Recruits and becomes Taylor's friend to stop her from committing suicide by villian or whatever horror of the day Brockton-Bay has stumbled upon]]. Brian became a {{Punch Clock Villain}} to take care of his little sister Aisha. [[Spoiler:She [[spoiler:She then proceeds to follow him into the business after triggering]] and triggering]]. Bitch can't in her trigger event [[spoiler:lost the ability to empathize with humans humans]] but still genuinely loves her dogs and being a supervillain supervillian provides funds her shelter. for the shelter she starts running for them. They also serve as ALighterShadeOfBlack [[EvilVersusEvil against the truely evil]], general grim-darkness and moral myopia of Worm]], and stop about as many villains as the heroes. [[spoiler: But it's part of a plan to take over the city! and killing a godling/gestalt beings of immense power!]]


** The main characters are a group of supervillain called the Undersides, but they have good intentions ([[TokenEvilTeammate except for Regent]]). Skitter is a supervillain because she couldn't betray her friends and because of {{Jerkass}} superheroes, and constantly tries to protect people, Tattletale is also one for protecting people, Grue got the job so that he could look after his little sister Imp and Bitch can't empathize with humans but genuinely loves dogs and supervillainy funds her shelter. They also serve as ALighterShadeOfBlack [[EvilVersusEvil against the truely evil]], and stop about as many villains as the heroes. [[spoiler: But it's part of a plan to take over the city!]]
** Arguably, the leaders of Cauldron. They're utterly ruthless, but everything they do is directed toward the goal of saving as much of the human race as possible from [[spoiler:Scion's inevitable FaceHeelTurn into a nigh-omnipotent OmnicidalManiac. Also, they know for certain that their means are necessary to achieve that end because of Contessa's power, which is basically CombatClairvoyance turned up to the level of a StoryBreakerPower -- it doesn't just let her see a path to victory in a single fight, she can project the path to victory in a decades-long global conflict affecting hundreds of parallel Earths.

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** The main characters are a group of supervillain Supervillains called the Undersides, but they have good intentions ([[TokenEvilTeammate except for Regent]]). Skitter is Taylor becomes a supervillain because she couldn't betray her friends and because of in addition to {{Jerkass}} superheroes, and constantly tries to protect people, people. Tattletale is also one for protecting people, Grue got [[spoiler:Recruits and becomes Taylor's friend to stop her from committing suicide by villian or whatever horror of the job so that he could look after day Brockton-Bay has stumbled upon]]. Brian became a {{Punch Clock Villain}} to take care of his little sister Imp Aisha. [[Spoiler:She then proceeds to follow him into the business after triggering]] and Bitch can't empathize with humans but genuinely loves dogs and supervillainy being a supervillain funds her shelter. They also serve as ALighterShadeOfBlack [[EvilVersusEvil against the truely evil]], and stop about as many villains as the heroes. [[spoiler: But it's part of a plan to take over the city!]]
city! and killing a godling/gestalt beings of immense power!]]
** Arguably, the leaders of Cauldron. They're utterly ruthless, but everything they do is directed toward the goal of saving as much of the human race as possible from [[spoiler:Scion's inevitable FaceHeelTurn into a nigh-omnipotent OmnicidalManiac.OmnicidalManiac]]. Also, they know for certain that their means are necessary to achieve that end because of Contessa's power, which is basically CombatClairvoyance turned up to the level of a StoryBreakerPower -- it doesn't just let her see a path to victory in a single fight, she can project the path to victory in a decades-long global conflict affecting hundreds of parallel Earths.

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