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Related to TakesOneToKillOne and MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch for one reason why X would bother to defend non-X. May also lead to EnemyMine.

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Related to TakesOneToKillOne and MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch for one reason why X would bother to defend non-X. May also lead to EnemyMine.
EnemyMine or RestrictedRescueOperation.


* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' has half-demon Dante not only defending humans against demons but also against his own brother.

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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' has half-demon Dante not only defending humans against demons but also against his own brother. In the past, their father Sparda was a high-ranking and powerful demon, but he came to care about humanity that he sided with them, fought off numerous demons, and separated the human world from the demon one.

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* As well as a good cop defending citizens against a dirty cop.


* The Creator/StevenSpielberg film ''Film/SchindlersList'' chronicles how a German industrialist picked about 1100 Jews marked for relocation to work in his factory. This started out as mere slave labor, but when these Jews consistently did good work to avoid being sent to east to the death camps, Oskar Schindler took to protecting them from his Nazi countrymen.

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* The Creator/StevenSpielberg film ''Film/SchindlersList'' chronicles how a German Nazi industrialist Oskar Schindler picked about 1100 Jews marked for relocation to work in his factory. This started out as mere slave labor, but when these Jews consistently did good work over time he TookALevelInKindness and risked his own life to avoid being sent to east to the death camps, Oskar Schindler took to protecting protect them from his Nazi countrymen.countrymen.
* Similar to the above, in ''Film/ThePianist'', the Polish Jew Wadyslaw finds an unlikely protector in Wehrmacht Captain Wilm Hosenfeld, who helps him hide during the last weeks of the occupation.


* Teal'c's goal in defecting to Earth may have been to take steps to liberate his fellow Jaffa from the Goa'uld, but he is also their best candidate to oppose the Jaffa in battle due to his superior strength and knowledge of their tactics.

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* ** Teal'c's goal in defecting to Earth may have been to take steps to liberate his fellow Jaffa from the Goa'uld, but he is also their best candidate to oppose the Jaffa in battle due to his superior greater-than-human strength and knowledge of their tactics.

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* Teal'c's goal in defecting to Earth may have been to take steps to liberate his fellow Jaffa from the Goa'uld, but he is also their best candidate to oppose the Jaffa in battle due to his superior strength and knowledge of their tactics.


* Rusty, the damaged Dalek from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into the Dalek]]'' is this trope mixed with PredatorTurnedProtector. Being repaired by the Twelfth Doctor, he also shown him the life itself and he finally decided to choose life and goes against his own race and being the protector of life, being more known as a "good" Dalek.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The [[Characters/DoctorWhoTenthDoctor Tenth Doctor]]'s final episode revealed that [[spoiler:he basically became this in the final days of the Time War, choosing to destroy his own people because the Time Lord's plan to end the War would have also destroyed the rest of the universe]].
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Rusty, the damaged Dalek from the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E2IntoTheDalek Into the Dalek]]'' is this trope mixed with PredatorTurnedProtector. Being repaired by the Twelfth Doctor, he also shown him the life itself and he finally decided to choose life and goes against his own race and being the protector of life, being more known as a "good" Dalek.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the [[Characters/DoctorWhoTenthDoctor Tenth Doctor]]'s final episode revealed that [[spoiler:he basically became this in the final days of the Time War, choosing to destroy his own people because the Time Lord's plan to end the War would have also destroyed the rest of the universe]].


* ''Series/TheOrville'' sees [[spoiler:Isaac become this after the Union learn that his people, the Kaylon, were seeking to destroy all organic life; despite the insistence of the Kaylon Primary that organics will inevitably betray and enslave machines, Isaac speaks up against killing the human crew and finally turns on the Primary when ordered to kill Ty Finn, who has come to see Isaac as a father figure]].



* In ''Series/Supergirl2015'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} the titular heroine]] and ComicBook/MartianManhunter routinely have to protect National City from villains like rogue Kryptonians and other species of Martians.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' regularly has the brothers allied with rogue members of particular species. Ruby kills demons to protect Sam, Benny kills vampires and other monsters to protect Dean, and [[spoiler:Jack]] and Castiel routinely kill angels to protect both Winchesters.

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* In ''Series/Supergirl2015'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} the titular heroine]] and ComicBook/MartianManhunter routinely have to protect National City from villains like rogue Kryptonians and other species of Martians.Martian.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' regularly has the brothers allied with rogue members of particular species. Ruby kills demons to protect Sam, Sam ([[spoiler:although it is later revealed that she was actually manipulating Sam to break the final Seal on Lucifer's cage]]), Benny kills vampires and other monsters to protect Dean, and [[spoiler:Jack]] and Castiel routinely kill angels to protect both Winchesters.


* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' Vir [[spoiler: smuggles 2000 Narns to safety from his own government.]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the [[Characters/DoctorWhoTenthDoctor Tenth Doctor]]'s final episode revealed that [[spoiler:he basically became this in the final days of the Time War, choosing to destroy his own people because the Time Lord's plan to end the War would have also destroyed the rest of the universe]].



* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Odo and Garak basically take on this role for the most part, helping the Federation's efforts to defeat the Founders and the Cardassians during the Dominion War in particular.
** Also arguably applies to Worf during the show's fourth season, as he was brought to [=DS9=] as a strategic advisor after the Klingons ended their prior treaty with the Federation, [[spoiler:although this treaty was eventually restored mid-way through the fifth season and Worf's own status in the Empire restored towards the end of the same season]].
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** The Tok'ra may operate covertly rather than waging a more active war, but they still work to bring down the Goa'uld despite the two being essentially the same species.
** In contrast to the complete non-interference policy of their fellow Ascended, Orlin and Oma Desala were more willing to offer assistance to the SGC, and [[spoiler:Merlin and Morgan Le Fay take a particularly active role in helping SG-1 defeat the Ori, who are essentially the EvilCounterpart of the other Ascended]].



* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' Vir [[spoiler: smuggles 2000 Narns to safety from his own government.]]


* The Creator/StevenSpielberg film ''Film/SchindlersList'' chronicles how a German industrialist picked about 200 Jews marked for relocation to work in his factory. This started out as mere slave labor, but when these Jews consistently did good work to avoid being sent to east to the death camps, Oskar Schindler took to protecting them from his Nazi countrymen.

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* The Creator/StevenSpielberg film ''Film/SchindlersList'' chronicles how a German industrialist picked about 200 1100 Jews marked for relocation to work in his factory. This started out as mere slave labor, but when these Jews consistently did good work to avoid being sent to east to the death camps, Oskar Schindler took to protecting them from his Nazi countrymen.


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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' Vir [[spoiler: smuggles 2000 Narns to safety from his own government.]]


* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' has half-demon Dante not only defending humans against demons but also against his own brother.

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* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' has half-demon Dante not only defending humans against demons but also against his own brother.


* ''Series/TheFlash'' features the eponymous metahuman hero protecting the city against other metahumans.

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* ''Series/TheFlash'' ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'' features the eponymous metahuman hero protecting the city against other metahumans.



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* Franchise/StarWars ran with an inversion, at least in ''Legends'' canon. The Sith Order (not the species) were fallen Jedi who saw themselves as superior to the Muggles the old Jedi dedicated themselves to helping, and broke off in a civil war, meeting up with the Sith species who had a similar social darwinist outlook. Intermarriage and power struggles led to the formation of the longest incarnation of The Empire.
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* Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' ran with an inversion, at least in ''Legends'' canon. The Sith Order (not the species) were fallen Jedi who saw themselves as superior to the Muggles the old Jedi dedicated themselves to helping, and broke off in a civil war, meeting up with the Sith species who had a similar social darwinist outlook. Intermarriage and power struggles led to the formation of the longest incarnation of The Empire.
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-->'''Lance-Constable Detritus:''' Hah, I been a man only hardly any time, and already I fed up with you stupid trolls!

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-->'''Lance-Constable --->'''Lance-Constable Detritus:''' Hah, I been a man only hardly any time, and already I fed up with you stupid trolls!



* In ''{{Literature/Sunshine}}'', Con is a good vampire helping the titular character against bad vampires who want to kill them both.

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* In ''{{Literature/Sunshine}}'', ''Literature/{{Sunshine}}'', Con is a good vampire helping the titular character against bad vampires who want to kill them both.



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* ComicBook/LadyDeath in the Creator/AvatarPress continuity ended up in the Labyrinth after making a deal with specters to survive being burned at the stake. Her arch-enemy in that version was an undead wizard [[OurLichesAreDifferent Sagos]] who made a deal with the same specters for ultimate power and sought to sacrifice the Labyrinth's population just to gain his own dark domain in the afterlife.

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* ComicBook/LadyDeath in the Creator/AvatarPress continuity ended up in the Labyrinth after making a deal with specters to survive being burned at the stake. Her arch-enemy in that version was an the undead wizard [[OurLichesAreDifferent Sagos]] who made a deal with the same specters for ultimate power and sought to sacrifice the Labyrinth's population just to gain his own dark domain in the afterlife.

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* ComicBook/LadyDeath in the Creator/AvatarPress continuity ended up in the Labyrinth after making a deal with specters to survive being burned at the stake. Her arch-enemy in that version was an undead wizard [[OurLichesAreDifferent Sagos]] who made a deal with the same specters for ultimate power and sought to sacrifice the Labyrinth's population just to gain his own dark domain in the afterlife.

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