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* Whenever [[TheBrute The Great Khali]] is cast as a heel, he's accompanied by a normal-sized man in a suit (Khosrow Daivari, Ranjin Singh, Jinder Mahal) who is even more evil than Khali is but [[WickedCultured outwardly respectable]]. This man's job is basically to give Khali permission to go on his rampages. Singh was revealed to be actually Khali's brother, so at least he had an excuse.

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* Whenever [[TheBrute The Great Khali]] is cast as a heel, he's accompanied by a normal-sized man in a suit (Khosrow Daivari, ([[Wrestling/ShawnDaivari Khosrow Daivari]], Ranjin Singh, Jinder Mahal) who is even more evil than Khali is but [[WickedCultured outwardly respectable]]. This man's job is basically to give Khali permission to go on his rampages. Singh was revealed to be actually Khali's brother, [[UnrelatedBrothers brother]], so at least he had an excuse.



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** In the Izaya Orihara spin-off, Daisuke Sozoro and Nec appear to be this. Neither are fans of Izaya, the only reason they actually go along with Izaya's batshit crazy schemes is due to personal debts to him and the very large pay checks they receive.



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* Shinra Kishitani in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. His only friends are Shizuo; a man with incredible strength and [[HairTriggerTemper rages]] known for causing mass damage, and Izaya; a complete psychopath who expresses his love for humanity (minus Shizuo) by manipulating everyone to gauge their reactions. Shinra is the only person Izaya genuinely cares for and one of the few with a slightly lower likelihood of Shizuo hitting them. However, despite being friends with them since childhood, Shinra couldn't care less if they died as long as Celty was there.


'''Type III''' is a family member or loved one of the psycho, and is being [[HonorBeforeReason stubbornly loyal]].

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'''Type III''' is a family member or loved one of the psycho, and is being [[HonorBeforeReason stubbornly loyal]].
loyal]]. The friend may hope to cure the psycho or at least prevent keep him from getting into (more) trouble.


* In My Home Town, [[Music/TomLehrer Tom Lehrer]] sings nostalgically about the most amazing people in his, well, home town. One of them is
--->Sam, he was the village idiot\\

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* In My "My Home Town, Town", on ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', [[Music/TomLehrer Tom Lehrer]] sings nostalgically about the most amazing people in his, well, home town. One of them is
--->Sam, -->Sam, he was the village idiot\\


* The one-shot ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comic ''Joker: Devil's Advocate'' has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker going way over the line, [[DisproportionateRetribution murdering a number of innocent Gothamites with poisoned postage stamps because the post office refused to put his image on any of the new stamps honoring famous comedians]]. For the first time in his life, the Joker isn't automatically sent to Arkham Asylum when he is captured by Batman, but is found mentally fit to stand trial and has to hire a lawyer to defend him. The lawyer in question does not truly sympathize with the Joker but is only [[PunchClockVillain doing his job]], and although he's pretty no-nonsense himself he agrees to do anything - within reason - that his client asks of him, including [[PsychopathicManchild writing his letter of appeals in crayon]] (and it had to be a ''lavender'' crayon).

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* The one-shot ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comic ''Joker: Devil's Advocate'' has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker going way over the line, [[DisproportionateRetribution murdering a number of innocent Gothamites with poisoned postage stamps because the post office refused to put his image on any of the new stamps honoring famous comedians]]. For the first time in his life, the Joker isn't automatically sent to Arkham Asylum when he is captured by Batman, but is found mentally fit to stand trial and has to hire a lawyer to defend him. The lawyer in question does not truly sympathize with the Joker but is only [[PunchClockVillain doing his job]], and although he's pretty no-nonsense himself he agrees to do anything - within reason - that his client asks of him, including [[PsychopathicManchild writing his letter of appeals in crayon]] (and it had to be a ''lavender'' crayon).


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* As a running gag in ''[[FanFic/{{Bird}}]]'' Taylor is a benevolent Type III- mostly owing to the fact her power gives her hints of the [[ReluctantPsycho true natures]] of several patients. Doctors Yamada and Selmy also tend towards this behavior, Taylor gets it from them.

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* As a running gag in ''[[FanFic/{{Bird}}]]'' ''[[FanFic/{{Bird}} Bird]]'' Taylor is a benevolent Type III- mostly owing to the fact her power gives her hints of the [[ReluctantPsycho true natures]] of several patients. Doctors Yamada and Selmy also tend towards this behavior, Taylor gets it from them.

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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Yoshihiro Kira is type III: He is the father of serial killer Yoshikage Kira, and insists on helping his son no matter what he does. Even when Yoshihiro dies, he uses his Stand Atom Heart Father to assist his son as a ghost.


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** In the "Baby Doll" episode, Mary Dahl is quite challenged in her criminal activities by literally being the size of a young child, so she usually relies on {{Mooks}} to help her out. These include two men with machine guns who, even though they're dressed as [[GilligansIsland Gilligan and the Skipper]], don't come across as particularly crazy (or at least not as crazy as Dahl), as well as a full-grown woman in a business suit who doesn't say much and looks quite mousy, but is actually [[IKnowKungFu a kung-fu expert]].

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** In the "Baby Doll" episode, Mary Dahl is quite challenged in her criminal activities by literally being the size of a young child, so she usually relies on {{Mooks}} to help her out. These include two men with machine guns who, even though they're dressed as [[GilligansIsland [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan and the Skipper]], don't come across as particularly crazy (or at least not as crazy as Dahl), as well as a full-grown woman in a business suit who doesn't say much and looks quite mousy, but is actually [[IKnowKungFu a kung-fu expert]].



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* Speaking of the Joker, one of his most reoccuring allies in crossovers is none another than ''Lex Luthor.'' Despite the bickering and the two being on rather opposite ends, they work commonly well together and oddly get along. For Lex, it is partly pragmatic, knowing that not including the Joker may offend the Clown Prince of Crime and have him [[SpannerInTheWorks mess with your plans]], hence why to have him on board.


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** René Belloq, the FrenchJerk archaeologist in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', is no Nazi, and has no qualms about performing a traditional Jewish ceremony and even wearing Mosaic priestly garb to open TheArkOfTheCovenant, even if his Nazi allies have them. All Belloq cares about is proving that he's superior to Indiana Jones in every possible way - and if this means turning traitor, then so be it.

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** René Belloq, the FrenchJerk archaeologist in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', is no Nazi, and has no qualms about performing a traditional Jewish ceremony and even wearing Mosaic priestly garb to open TheArkOfTheCovenant, even if his Nazi allies have them. All Belloq cares about is proving that he's superior to Indiana Jones in every possible way - and if this means turning traitor, then so be it.



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* The infamous story "Horror We? How's Bayou?" from {{EC|Comics}}'s ''The Haunt of Fear'' has a meek old man named Sidney acting as one of these for his brother Everett. Everett is a giant, lumbering maniac who must be supplied with victims to slake his bloodlust. Out of fear for his own safety, Sidney has set up signs to lead people off the main road and right to their doorstep where they are killed and dismembered by Everett and then dumped in the swamp by Sidney. All goes well until one night when all of Everett's victims reanimate and climb out of the swamp for revenge.

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* The infamous story "Horror We? How's Bayou?" from {{EC|Comics}}'s Creator/{{EC|Comics}}'s ''The Haunt of Fear'' has a meek old man named Sidney acting as one of these for his brother Everett. Everett is a giant, lumbering maniac who must be supplied with victims to slake his bloodlust. Out of fear for his own safety, Sidney has set up signs to lead people off the main road and right to their doorstep where they are killed and dismembered by Everett and then dumped in the swamp by Sidney. All goes well until one night when all of Everett's victims reanimate and climb out of the swamp for revenge.

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