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** The [[AntiHero main protagonist], Ragna the Bloodedge, qualifies as well. Though he does have his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold good sides]] [[PetTheDog and moments]], he is for the most part rude, [[SirSwearsALot foul mouthed]], verbally abusive and is perfectly willing to kill any and all innocent {{Punch Clock Villain}}s that get in his way on his quest to bring down the NOL... In fact, it could be argued that the only thing keeping him from being an AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]] is the fact that 1) the ''real'' [[BigBadDuumvirate villains]] in the VideoGame/BlazBlue-verse are ''MUCH'' [[LackOfEmpathy worse]] than Ragna could ''EVER'' be, and 2) the most active of the {{Big Bad}}s have seemingly made Ragna his designated victim, and has put lots of effort into fucking Ragna's life up as badly as possible. For example by possessing the earlier mentioned Jin, Ragna's little brother, and, through Jin, cutting off Ragna's right arm.

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** The [[AntiHero main protagonist], protagonist]], Ragna the Bloodedge, qualifies as well. Though he does have his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold good sides]] [[PetTheDog and moments]], he is for the most part rude, [[SirSwearsALot foul mouthed]], verbally abusive and is perfectly willing to kill any and all innocent {{Punch Clock Villain}}s that get in his way on his quest to bring down the NOL... In fact, it could be argued that the only thing keeping him from being an AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]] is the fact that 1) the ''real'' [[BigBadDuumvirate villains]] in the VideoGame/BlazBlue-verse are ''MUCH'' [[LackOfEmpathy worse]] than Ragna could ''EVER'' be, and 2) the most active of the {{Big Bad}}s have seemingly made Ragna his designated victim, and has put lots of effort into fucking Ragna's life up as badly as possible. For example by possessing the earlier mentioned Jin, Ragna's little brother, and, through Jin, cutting off Ragna's right arm.


** The main "[[AntiHero protagonist]]", Ragna the Bloodedge, qualifies as well. Though he does have his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold good sides]] [[PetTheDog and moments]], he is for the most part rude, [[SirSwearsALot foul mouthed]], verbally abusive and is perfectly willing to kill any and all innocent {{Punch Clock Villain}}s that get in his way on his quest to bring down the NOL... In fact, it could be argued that the only thing keeping him from being an AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]] is the fact that 1) the ''real'' [[BigBadDuumvirate villains]] in the VideoGame/BlazBlue-verse are ''MUCH'' [[LackOfEmpathy worse]] than Ragna could ''EVER'' be, and 2) the most active of the {{Big Bad}}s have seemingly made Ragna his designated victim, and has put lots of effort into fucking Ragna's life up as badly as possible. For example by possessing the earlier mentioned Jin, Ragna's little brother, and, through Jin, cutting off Ragna's right arm.

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** The [[AntiHero main "[[AntiHero protagonist]]", protagonist], Ragna the Bloodedge, qualifies as well. Though he does have his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold good sides]] [[PetTheDog and moments]], he is for the most part rude, [[SirSwearsALot foul mouthed]], verbally abusive and is perfectly willing to kill any and all innocent {{Punch Clock Villain}}s that get in his way on his quest to bring down the NOL... In fact, it could be argued that the only thing keeping him from being an AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]] is the fact that 1) the ''real'' [[BigBadDuumvirate villains]] in the VideoGame/BlazBlue-verse are ''MUCH'' [[LackOfEmpathy worse]] than Ragna could ''EVER'' be, and 2) the most active of the {{Big Bad}}s have seemingly made Ragna his designated victim, and has put lots of effort into fucking Ragna's life up as badly as possible. For example by possessing the earlier mentioned Jin, Ragna's little brother, and, through Jin, cutting off Ragna's right arm.

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* The main character of the freeware game ''VideoGame/ImOK'' is a man named Osaki Kim, who goes on a rampage where he arbitarily murders people and destroys video game companies, but is doing so out of a misguided attempt to avenge [[OutlivingOnesOffspring the death of his son]].


* Anna Williams, of the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. She's a ProfessionalKiller who willingly serves as bodyguard to a member the evil Mishima clan, and is locked into a bitter, violent feud against her sister, Nina. However, unlike the [[IceQueen thoroughly ruthless and cold-blooded Nina]], we get many strong hints that Anna has a very well-HiddenHeartOfGold underneath it all. The original reason for their rivalry was that Anna resented being TheUnfavorite to their father for wanting to have a normal life rather than follow in his footsteps and enter the assassin trade, and she has tried more than once to put the conflict to rest and have a healthy relationship with her sister (with Nina brutally shutting it down each time). Even on the rare occasion where Anna gets a victory over Nina, she's usually content to simply embarrass or show up her sister, as opposed to gravely insulting, injuring, or even [in one non-canon instance] ''killing'' her, like Nina is prone to do instead.

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* Anna Williams, of the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. She's a ProfessionalKiller who willingly serves as bodyguard to a member the evil Mishima clan, and is locked into a bitter, violent feud against her sister, Nina. However, unlike the [[IceQueen thoroughly ruthless and cold-blooded Nina]], we get many strong hints that Anna has a very well-HiddenHeartOfGold underneath it all. The original reason for their rivalry was that Anna resented being TheUnfavorite to their father for wanting to have a normal life rather than follow in his footsteps and enter the assassin trade, trade (even her canon status as a SupremeChef is due to her [[WellDoneSonGuy wanting to cultivate a skill that would make her dad proud of her]], which sadly didn't work at all), and she has tried more than once to put the conflict to rest and have a healthy relationship with her sister (with Nina brutally shutting it down each time). Even on the rare occasion where Anna gets a victory over Nina, she's usually content to simply embarrass or show up her sister, as opposed to gravely insulting, injuring, or even [in one non-canon instance] ''killing'' her, like Nina is prone to do instead. When you get down to brass tacks, [[FreudianExcuse everything that makes Anna an unsavory character as an adult came about because two of the people she loved most as a child never loved her back]].


* Anna Williams, of the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. She's a ProfessionalKiller who willingly serves as bodyguard to a member the evil Mishima clan, and is locked into a bitter, violent feud against her sister, Nina. However, unlike the [[IceQueen thoroughly ruthless and cold-blooded Nina]], we get many strong hints that Anna has a very well-HiddenHeartOfGold underneath it all. The original reason for rivalry was that Anna resented being TheUnfavorite to their father for wanting to have a normal life rather than follow in his footsteps and enter the assassin trade, and she has tried more than once to put the conflict to rest and have a healthy relationship with her sister (with Nina brutally shutting it down each time). Even on the rare occasion where Anna gets a victory over Nina, she's usually content to simply embarrass or show up her sister, as opposed to gravely insulting, injuring, or even [in one non-canon instance] ''killing'' her, like Nina is prone to do instead.

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* Anna Williams, of the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. She's a ProfessionalKiller who willingly serves as bodyguard to a member the evil Mishima clan, and is locked into a bitter, violent feud against her sister, Nina. However, unlike the [[IceQueen thoroughly ruthless and cold-blooded Nina]], we get many strong hints that Anna has a very well-HiddenHeartOfGold underneath it all. The original reason for their rivalry was that Anna resented being TheUnfavorite to their father for wanting to have a normal life rather than follow in his footsteps and enter the assassin trade, and she has tried more than once to put the conflict to rest and have a healthy relationship with her sister (with Nina brutally shutting it down each time). Even on the rare occasion where Anna gets a victory over Nina, she's usually content to simply embarrass or show up her sister, as opposed to gravely insulting, injuring, or even [in one non-canon instance] ''killing'' her, like Nina is prone to do instead.

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* Anna Williams, of the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. She's a ProfessionalKiller who willingly serves as bodyguard to a member the evil Mishima clan, and is locked into a bitter, violent feud against her sister, Nina. However, unlike the [[IceQueen thoroughly ruthless and cold-blooded Nina]], we get many strong hints that Anna has a very well-HiddenHeartOfGold underneath it all. The original reason for rivalry was that Anna resented being TheUnfavorite to their father for wanting to have a normal life rather than follow in his footsteps and enter the assassin trade, and she has tried more than once to put the conflict to rest and have a healthy relationship with her sister (with Nina brutally shutting it down each time). Even on the rare occasion where Anna gets a victory over Nina, she's usually content to simply embarrass or show up her sister, as opposed to gravely insulting, injuring, or even [in one non-canon instance] ''killing'' her, like Nina is prone to do instead.


* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza 3}}: Yoshitaka Mine is a genuinely vile figure, but, at the same time, his backstory is just so full of tragedy and emotional trauma you can't shake the feeling that if someone had hugged him literally once when he was a child, he would probably have turned out pretty much OK.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza 3}}: 3}}'': Yoshitaka Mine is a genuinely vile figure, but, at the same time, his backstory is just so full of tragedy and emotional trauma you can't shake the feeling that if someone had hugged him literally once when he was a child, he would probably have turned out pretty much OK.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza 3}}: Yoshitaka Mine is a genuinely vile figure, but, at the same time, his backstory is just so full of tragedy and emotional trauma you can't shake the feeling that if someone had hugged him literally once when he was a child, he would probably have turned out pretty much OK.

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''VideoGame/DeadByDaylight'' has [[JerkassWoobie/DeadByDaylight its own page]].


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* Ayano Aishi a.k.a. Yandere-chan, the VillainProtagonist of ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' is worthy of pity, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydIf-EAmn0c her backstory is shown in this video]]. Her father frequently took her to doctors in an attempt to explain her [[InTheBlood genetic mental health problems]] and [[EmptyShell crippling apathy.]] From a young age, she knew that she was "different" and [[IJustWantToBeNormal wanted to experience emotions like normal people]], yet still remained frustrated that she couldn't. Also, her parents frequently argued about her condition. Because her father worried and kids bullied her, she soon learned how to ''pretend'' to be normal, but not truly connecting with anyone, as her father probably knew she was faking it. Whenever she talked to her mother about it, she'd just deliberately ignore it, downplay the situation or enable her future {{Yandere}} tendencies. It doesn't excuse anything she does, but anyone can understand why she's so desperate to have Senpai.

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* Ayano Aishi a.k.a. Yandere-chan, the VillainProtagonist of ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' is worthy of pity, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydIf-EAmn0c her backstory is shown in this video]]. Her father frequently took her to doctors in an attempt to explain her [[InTheBlood [[ItRunsInTheFamily genetic mental health problems]] and [[EmptyShell crippling apathy.]] From a young age, she knew that she was "different" and [[IJustWantToBeNormal wanted to experience emotions like normal people]], yet still remained frustrated that she couldn't. Also, her parents frequently argued about her condition. Because her father worried and kids bullied her, she soon learned how to ''pretend'' to be normal, but not truly connecting with anyone, as her father probably knew she was faking it. Whenever she talked to her mother about it, she'd just deliberately ignore it, downplay the situation or enable her future {{Yandere}} tendencies. It doesn't excuse anything she does, but anyone can understand why she's so desperate to have Senpai.


** Bill Williamson comes off more sympathetically than in the first game. Before joining Dutch's gang, he witnessed the atrocities of war, was dishonorably discharged from the army and lost his father to dementia, something he fears he may have inherited. He tries to pull his weight in the gang but everyone brings up his screw-ups instead. He is foolishly loyal to Dutch as the man had saved him when Bill was at his lowest and refuses to realize that by the end, Dutch isn't a great person to be loyal to.

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** Bill Williamson comes off more sympathetically than in the first game. Before joining Dutch's gang, he witnessed the atrocities of war, was dishonorably discharged from the army and lost his father to dementia, something he fears he may have inherited. He tries to pull his weight in the gang but everyone brings up his screw-ups instead. He is foolishly loyal to Dutch as the man had saved him when Bill was at his lowest and refuses to realize that by the end, Dutch isn't a as great person as Bill believes to be loyal to.be.

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** Bill Williamson comes off more sympathetically than in the first game. Before joining Dutch's gang, he witnessed the atrocities of war, was dishonorably discharged from the army and lost his father to dementia, something he fears he may have inherited. He tries to pull his weight in the gang but everyone brings up his screw-ups instead. He is foolishly loyal to Dutch as the man had saved him when Bill was at his lowest and refuses to realize that by the end, Dutch isn't a great person to be loyal to.
** Molly O'Shea may be an AlphaBitch who can be insufferable to the rest of the gang but you can't help but feel a bit bad for her if you take the time to see how life is like for her at the camp. Her lover Dutch frequently neglects her and doesn't take her seriously, as does the rest of the gang. Then [[spoiler: she gets drunk and confesses she is the traitor as a desperate cry of attention to Dutch, only to be gunned down. It's made worse that she isn't the traitor at all and died a pointless death.]]
** Dutch himself qualifies once his SanitySlippage worsens. He begins to cross lines that he normally wouldn't and become suspicious and hostile towards John and Arthur, his two most loyal members. Though it's not hard to see why he is so full of anger, as [[spoiler: he lost his closest friend Hosea]], his plans keep getting the gang into more trouble with the law, he suspects there is a traitor in the gang and [[spoiler: doesn't realize that the traitor Micah is deliberately corrupting him to make more mistakes and turning him against Arthur and John.]]

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* ''VideoGame/OctopathTraveler'': Derryl from Ophilia's Chapter 2. While he can be a jerk to his friend Emil, losing his mother and the one memento he has of her is unsurprisingly hard on him. Ophilia, an orphan herself, sympathizes with him even as she gently calls him out on how he's treating his friend.


* ''VideoGame/GhostOfTsushima'' has Ryuzo, the prideful leader of the Straw Hat Ronin and childhood friend of Jin Sakai. Yes, he does betray Jin by joining the Mongols who are invading Tsushima and inadvertently causes the death of [[spoiler:Yuna's brother]], but it wasn't a very easy choice for him to make. After all, he's only a mercenary ronin struggling to keep his group of ronin together after losing their leader and a good number of their men on Komoda Beach, and all his attempts at keeping them fed fail miserably. He's also shown to instantly regret changing sides after [[spoiler:Khotun Khan forces him to burn a hostage to force the defenders of Castle Shimura to make them open the gates]]. It's also established that the main reason why Ryuzo is a mercenary is because Jin had defeated him in a tournament that, had Ryuzo won, could have allowed him to become a full-fledged samurai and improve his own life. Ultimately, all of it turns out to be for nothing, as Jin ends up killing all of the Straw Hat ronin before [[spoiler:killing Ryuzo himself.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GhostOfTsushima'' has Ryuzo, the prideful leader of the Straw Hat Ronin and childhood friend of Jin Sakai. Yes, he does betray Jin by joining the Mongols who are invading Tsushima and inadvertently causes the death of [[spoiler:Yuna's brother]], but it wasn't a very easy choice for him to make. After all, he's only a mercenary ronin struggling to keep his group of ronin together after losing their leader and a good number of their men on Komoda Beach, and all his attempts at keeping them fed fail miserably. He's also shown to instantly regret changing sides after [[spoiler:Khotun Khan forces him to burn a hostage to force make the defenders of Castle Shimura to make them open the castle gates]]. It's also established that the main reason why Ryuzo is a mercenary in the first place is because Jin had defeated him in a tournament that, had Ryuzo won, could have allowed him to become a full-fledged samurai and improve his own life. Ultimately, all of it Ryuzo's betrayal turns out to be for nothing, as Jin ends up killing all of the Straw Hat ronin before [[spoiler:killing Ryuzo himself.]]

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