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* In the ''[[Myth/GreekMythology Adventures in Olympus]]'' arc of ''ComicBook/{{Flare}}'', Aphrodite tells Pan that "Nyx is not evil. But she does hate Eos."

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* In the ''[[Myth/GreekMythology ''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Adventures in Olympus]]'' arc of ''ComicBook/{{Flare}}'', Aphrodite tells Pan that "Nyx is not evil. But she does hate Eos."


* The ComicBook/{{Venom}} symbiote is a black BlobMonster that takes the form of a twisted version of Spider-Man's costume, plus a huge maw full of razor-sharp fangs (usually, anyway). Various incarnations have been [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor all over the alignment grid]], but some versions have been genuinely heroic - the most notable being Flash Thompson, Agent Venom, who kept the symbiote under control as much as possible and barely let it eat ''anyone'', eventually finding a way to at least temporarily purge it of its wrath. (It didn't last, because StatusQuoIsGod, but it was worth a shot.)

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* The ComicBook/{{Venom}} symbiote is a black BlobMonster that takes the form of a twisted version of Spider-Man's costume, plus a huge maw full of razor-sharp fangs (usually, anyway). Various incarnations have been [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor all over the alignment grid]], but some versions have been genuinely heroic - the most notable being Flash Thompson, Agent Venom, who kept the symbiote under control as much as possible and barely let it eat ''anyone'', eventually finding a way to at least temporarily purge it of its wrath. (It didn't last, because StatusQuoIsGod, but it was worth a shot.)) [[spoiler:Mostly averted by the rest of the Symbiote race -- it is noted that Venom is one of the ''nicest'' ones. Justified since the Symbiotes are a LivingWeapon race created by a primordial god of darkness who wants to wipe out all life and other gods in existence.]]

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* The ComicBook/{{Venom}} symbiote is a black BlobMonster that takes the form of a twisted version of Spider-Man's costume, plus a huge maw full of razor-sharp fangs (usually, anyway). Various incarnations have been [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor all over the alignment grid]], but some versions have been genuinely heroic - the most notable being Flash Thompson, Agent Venom, who kept the symbiote under control as much as possible and barely let it eat ''anyone'', eventually finding a way to at least temporarily purge it of its wrath. (It didn't last, because StatusQuoIsGod, but it was worth a shot.)


* ComicBook/{{Spawn}} is a AntiHero with demonic powers.

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* ComicBook/{{Spawn}} is a AntiHero with demonic powers.powers and a horrifying origin. He is deliberately contrasted with the Redeemers, villains with angelic powers. One of them is his ArchEnemy Jason Wynn, and he is as vile as they come.


** Probably the most extreme example of this is Cassandra Cain as [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Batgirl]]. She's a former TykeBomb with a ridiculously tortured and abusive past, who wears a full-face mask that has strong BDSM overtones. However, she's also probably the kindest and most dedicatedly altruistic of all the Bat characters.



** Probably the most extreme example of this is Cassandra Cain as [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Batgirl]]. She's a former TykeBomb with a ridiculously tortured and abusive past, who wears a full-face mask that has strong BDSM overtones. However, she's also probably the kindest and most dedicatedly altruistic of all the Bat characters.

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** Probably the most extreme example of this is Cassandra Cain as [[ComicBook/Batgirl2000 Batgirl]]. She's a former TykeBomb with a ridiculously tortured and abusive past, who wears a full-face mask that has strong BDSM overtones. However, she's also probably the kindest and most dedicatedly altruistic of all the Bat characters.


* Mistress Death is a necessity for the Marvel Universe if the Marvel Multiverse. It's just that her [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} "boyfriend"]] takes things a tad too far.

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* Mistress Death is a necessity for the Marvel Universe if not the Marvel Multiverse. It's just that her [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} "boyfriend"]] takes things a tad too far. Take her out of the equation and you're gonna have problems. [[ComicBook/TheThanosImperative Cancerverse-sized problems]].

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* Mistress Death is a necessity for the Marvel Universe if the Marvel Multiverse. It's just that her [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} "boyfriend"]] takes things a tad too far.


* ''{{Franchise/Batman}}''. The Dark Knight is often one of the best barometers of what the writer wants you to think is morally acceptable in all of comicdom, despite his black clothing, bat-motif, and fear-based methods.

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* ''{{Franchise/Batman}}''. The Dark Knight is often one of the best barometers of what the writer wants you to think is morally acceptable in all of comicdom, despite his black clothing, bat-motif, and [[TerrorHero fear-based methods.methods]].

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* Creator/MarvelComics' Daimon Hellstrom, the Son of Satan is the HalfHumanHybrid son of one of the Lords of Hell who wields a [[ProngsOfPoseidon pitchfork]] and calls upon [[{{Hellfire}} the fires of Hell]] in battle, is perpetually clad in either [[HellBentForLeather black leather]] and [[ChainedByFashion chains]] or a HighCollarOfDoom and has a pentagram emblazoned on his chest. He's also an AntiAntichrist who has served on various superhero teams such as Comicbook/TheDefenders and The Midnight Sons.


* ThePunisher is an AntiHero example who only kills bad guys and he has black clothes with a skull .

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* ThePunisher ComicBook/ThePunisher is an AntiHero example who only kills bad guys and he has black clothes with a skull .



* The DC superheroine Shadow Lass from the ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.

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* The DC superheroine Shadow Lass from the ''Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}''.Super-Heroes}}'':
** Shadow Lass can create fields that block out all light, and she's a superhero.
** Night Girl has strength roughly equal to a Kryptonian, but only in the dark. In light, she's a regular girl, but she's a superhero.

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** Batman's looks are lampshaded in ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueMightyMorphinPowerRangers''. Zack and the other Rangers attack Batman due to the fact that, despite being a good guy, he's a man dressed as a bat and looks scary as all hell. When everything is settled, Zack complains about how Batman looks despite being a good guy. The other Leaguers lightly rib on Bats for it.


** {{Comicbook/Nightwing}} dresses in Black(with either red or blue) but is a friendly NiceGuy.

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** {{Comicbook/Nightwing}} dresses in Black(with black (with either red or blue) but is a friendly NiceGuy.


* DC Comics continuity has a realm called the Great Darkness, which is sometimes referred to as the Darklands or Shadowlands. To make a long story short, when God said "Let there be light," this inadvertently created something called the Great Evil Beast, a creature composed of darkness and shadow on par with God itself. While this creature did go on something of a small rampage on account of not knowing its own nature, when it got to the gates of the Silver City, it merged with God to create a sort of yin-yang creature. However, the part of reality where it had formed was left over, and is called the Great Darkness. Many heroes and villains in {{the DCU}} make use of this realm and its power to manipulate shadow and create shadow constructs.

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* DC Comics continuity has a realm called the Great Darkness, which is sometimes referred to as the Darklands or Shadowlands. To make a long story short, when God said "Let there be light," this inadvertently created something called the Great Evil Beast, a creature composed of darkness and shadow on par with God itself. While this creature did go on something of a small rampage on account of not knowing its own nature, when it got to the gates of the Silver City, it merged with God to create a sort of yin-yang creature. However, the part of reality where it had formed was left over, and is called the Great Darkness. Many heroes and villains in {{the Franchise/{{the DCU}} make use of this realm and its power to manipulate shadow and create shadow constructs.


* One of the only examples of this in the ''{{Bionicle}}'' series is Takanuva after he survives a shadow leech attack. As for everything else, Greg Farshtey seems hell-bent on [[DarkIsEvil averting this trope]].

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* One of the only examples of this in the ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' series is Takanuva after he survives a shadow leech attack. As for everything else, Greg Farshtey seems hell-bent on [[DarkIsEvil averting this trope]].

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