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* ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'': The Axe Maniac is introduced attacking Trent with an ax and an insane expression on his face, but according to Cane, he was motivated by having read that Trent would be the one to [[spoiler: bring Cane's book back to civilization and herald the end of the world.]]


Compare TheMole, StealthMentor and MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold. Contrast EvilAllAlong. This trope should not be confused with NotAlwaysEvil, which used to be called Good All Along. NotAlwaysEvil is when mooks or a race thought to be AlwaysChaoticEvil turn out to have a few good apples or were never truly bad to begin with. The biggest difference between these tropes is that Good All Along applies to characters, while AlwaysChaoticEvil applies to entire races. Not to be confused with a HeelFaceTurn, in which the previously evil character decides to become good - here, the character was pretending to be evil but was, as the name implies, good all along.

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Compare with TheMole, StealthMentor and or MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold. Contrast EvilAllAlong. This trope should not be confused with NotAlwaysEvil, which used to be called Good All Along. NotAlwaysEvil is when mooks or a race thought to be AlwaysChaoticEvil turn out to have a few good apples or were never truly bad to begin with. The biggest difference between these tropes is that Good All Along applies to characters, while AlwaysChaoticEvil applies to entire races. Not to be confused with a HeelFaceTurn, in which the previously evil character decides to become good - here, the character was pretending to be evil but was, as the name implies, good all along.


* [[LongRunner Throughout the]] ''VideoGame/TrailsSeries'', [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Giliath Osborne]] is seen by the western part of the Zemurian continent as a power hungry individual who will conquer lands left and right. [[spoiler:It's why Colonal Alan Richard, one of the early main villains of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Liberl Arc]], attempted a coup to centralize the army after the [[MemeticBadass greatest general of the army]] retired from the force. During the [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Crossbell Arc]], he has asked the SSS as to whether Crossbell is strong enough to deter the might of the empire. He finally does step up to the plate as the main BigBad from the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Cold Steel II]]'' all the way towards most of ''Cold Steel IV'' where he's planning on waging a war against the Calvard Republic, even harnessing the power of the curse of the empire in ''Cold Steel III''. It turns out that he's actually a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the curse of Erebonia to be gone forever because it is affecting the lives of everyone in the Zemurian continent. It also doesn't help that the curse has been stalking him for more than two and a half centuries because as it turns out, Osborne is the {{Reincarnation}} of the legendary emperor who ended the CivilWar in the empire.]]

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* [[LongRunner Throughout the]] ''VideoGame/TrailsSeries'', [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Giliath Osborne]] is seen by the western part of the Zemurian continent as a power hungry individual who will conquer lands left and right. [[spoiler:It's why Colonal Alan Richard, one of the early main villains of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Liberl Arc]], attempted a coup to centralize the army after the [[MemeticBadass greatest general of the army]] retired from the force. During the [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesZeroNoKiseki Crossbell Arc]], he has asked the SSS as to whether Crossbell is strong enough to deter the might of the empire. He finally does step up to the plate as the main BigBad from the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Cold Steel II]]'' all the way towards most of ''Cold Steel IV'' where he's planning on waging a war against the Calvard Republic, even harnessing the power of the curse of the empire in ''Cold Steel III''. It turns out that he's actually a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the curse of Erebonia to be gone forever because it is affecting the lives of everyone in the Zemurian continent. It also doesn't help that the curse has been stalking him for more than two and a half centuries because as it turns out, Osborne is the {{Reincarnation}} of the legendary emperor who ended the CivilWar in the empire.]]


** Lena Luthor is initially introduced as a possible new villain, and the first half of Season 2 is spent asking "is she or isn't she?". By the second half of Season 2 it's firmly established that she was indeed not only good all along, but is well on the way to becoming Kara's best friend. [[spoiler: This is subverted in Season 3 after Lena finds out Kara is Supergirl. She grows to hate Kara for not being honest with her despite claiming to be her bestfriend, and makes it clear that she is a Luther after all, because she can't bring herself to forgive Kara no matter how hard Kara tries to atone for the broken trust. By Season 4, she becomes one of the [[BigBadFriend BigBad's]] by trying to creating a mind control technology she can use to rule the world, using human faults as an excuse. And do to RealityWarping, she partners with her brother Lex Luther.]]

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** Lena Luthor is initially introduced as a possible new villain, and the first half of Season 2 is spent asking "is she or isn't she?". By the second half of Season 2 it's firmly established that she was indeed not only good all along, but is well on the way to becoming Kara's best friend. [[spoiler: This is subverted in Season 3 after Lena finds out Kara is Supergirl. She grows to hate Kara for not being honest with her despite claiming to be her bestfriend, best friend, and makes it clear that she is a Luther after all, because she can't bring herself to forgive Kara no matter how hard Kara tries to atone for the broken trust. By Season 4, she becomes one of the [[BigBadFriend BigBad's]] by trying to creating a mind control technology she can use to rule the world, using human faults as an excuse. And do to RealityWarping, she partners with her brother Lex Luther.Luthor.]]

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* ''Literature/Nightfall1990'': For all of the sinister ApocalypseCult buildup they get and conflicts they have with the pov characters, the Apostles of the Flame are trying to save humanity in general and actually understand that their own dogma is somewhat inaccurate, but feel that believing it will provide more comfort and stability to the survivors. Their TorchesAndPitchforks mob also secretly intended to rescue the university scientists rather than kill them. The final act builds them up as an army of conquest preparing to murder the surviving scientists when instead they offer to work alongside them.
--> '''Folimun:''' I ''am'' a fanatic. And a cultist, I suppose. But not a madman. Not a crackpot. I only wish I were.


* ''[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/Avalon Avalon]]'': [[spoiler: The Angels ending up not having had the destruction of mankind as their goal, nor would accomplishing their goal have that as a biproduct. Jay, Kay and Shin also are revealed that be this, as their actions against NERV caused the needless war to come to an end sooner, with less lose of life and property in an attempt to prevent their [[BadFuture Bad Future]].]]

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* ''[[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/Avalon Avalon]]'': ''FanFic/{{Avalon}}'': [[spoiler: The Angels ending up not having had the destruction of mankind as their goal, nor would accomplishing their goal have that as a biproduct. Jay, Kay and Shin also are revealed that be this, as their actions against NERV caused the needless war to come to an end sooner, with less lose of life and property in an attempt to prevent their [[BadFuture Bad Future]].BadFuture.]]

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* ''Fanfic/ForTheGloryOfIrk'': Due to Zim and Skoodge's bias, Dib is led to believe that the Syndicate is another evil empire out to conquer Earth. He's therefore shocked and ashamed to find out that they're actually [[TheFederation a free alliance]] which dedicates itself to bringing peace and better standards of living to its member worlds.


* Flemeth is depicted as an AmbiguouslyEvil witch, but in the end, it turns out she's the spirit of the Elven goddess Mythal, who was murdered by her peers for protecting the lower class and slaves. She even spares her grandson from an uncertain fate when begged by Morrigan to spare him.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', Flemeth is depicted as an AmbiguouslyEvil witch, but in the end, it turns out she's the spirit of the Elven goddess Mythal, who was murdered by her peers for protecting the lower class and slaves. She even spares her grandson from an uncertain fate when begged by Morrigan to spare him.

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* Flemeth is depicted as an AmbiguouslyEvil witch, but in the end, it turns out she's the spirit of the Elven goddess Mythal, who was murdered by her peers for protecting the lower class and slaves. She even spares her grandson from an uncertain fate when begged by Morrigan to spare him.


** There is also [[spoiler:Rantaro Amami, who was acting very suspiciously and cryptic for the brief amount of time he was alive, reminiscent of Komaeda from ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2KillingHarmony''. However, it turns out that he was actually a survivor of a previous killing game trying to end the new one, but was killed by the mastermind as he was investigating a trapped area.]]

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** There is also [[spoiler:Rantaro Amami, who was acting very suspiciously and cryptic for the brief amount of time he was alive, reminiscent of Komaeda from ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2KillingHarmony''.''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair''. However, it turns out that he was actually a survivor of a previous killing game trying to end the new one, but was killed by the mastermind as he was investigating a trapped area.]]


* ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair'': [[spoiler: Usami, later known as Monomi after being defeated and remodeled by Monokuma, often tries to warn the students not to fall for Monokuma's motives to kill each other in hopes of getting out of the island. However due to her [[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine seemingly "friendly" interactions with Monokuma]], the fact that she herself brought the students to the island in the first place and that [[NotHelpingYourCase she is reluctant to explain what is going on]] makes all of the students (except Chiaki Nanami) think she is just an accomplice of Monokuma and that she is only pretending to be on their side, causing them to [[TheCassandra ignore]] and verbally abuse her, which is something that Monokuma happily exploits in order to make ths students more distrustful of Monomi and keep the [[DeadlyGame Killing Game]] going. Then at the end of the game you find out that Monomi brought the students to the island, which is a simulation known as the Neo World Program, in hopes of reforming them, as they were corrupted by [[BigBad Junko Enoshima]] into becoming part of the Ultimate Despair, which destroyed the world and killed all their loved ones. Junko, in the form of an AI as she died [[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc at the end of the previous game]], was inserted into the Neo World Program by the Ultimate Despair, took the form of Monokuma, tampered with it, and started the killing game in order to revert the surviving students back into their Ultimate Despair selves and have Junko's AI take over the bodies of the students that died during the simulation, which are rendered comatose once their avatars in the simulation die. Monomi was telling the truth all along]].



** [[spoiler: Kokichi Ouma, the Ultimate Supreme Leader and TheRival character of the game. He is a ConsummateLiar who claims to find excitement in the killing game, constantly criticizes the other students (especially during class trials), and manipulates [[NiceGuy Gonta]] into murdering Miu during Chapter 4, causing the remaining students to distrust him. However, Chapter 5 reveals that he seriously dislikes the killing game, assumed the role of fake mastermind to force the killing game to a halt and allows himself to be murdered by Kaito in an attempt to create an "unsolvable case" that would throw a wrench in Monokuma's machinations and hoped that would end the killing game and release the survivors. When you find his motive video in Chapter 6, you learn that his supposed NebulousEvilOrganization was actually a small group of petty criminals and pranksters who committed "laughable crimes" and had a rule not to kill anybody, which ties into Kokichi's hatred for the killing game and Maki.]]

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** [[spoiler: Kokichi Ouma, the Ultimate Supreme Leader and TheRival character of the game. He is a ConsummateLiar who claims to find excitement in the killing game, constantly criticizes the other students (especially during class trials), and manipulates [[NiceGuy Gonta]] into murdering Miu during Chapter 4, 4 because she was trying to kill him, causing the remaining students to distrust him. However, Chapter 5 reveals that he seriously dislikes the killing game, that he feels responsable for Gonta and Miu's deaths and that he assumed the role of fake mastermind to force the killing game to a halt and allows himself to be murdered by Kaito in an attempt to create an "unsolvable case" that would throw a wrench in Monokuma's machinations and hoped that would end the killing game and release the survivors. When you find his motive video in Chapter 6, you learn that his supposed NebulousEvilOrganization was actually a small group of petty criminals and pranksters who committed "laughable crimes" and had a rule not to kill anybody, which ties into Kokichi's hatred for the killing game and Maki.Maki and his regret for sending Gonta and Miu to their deaths.]]


* [[LongRunner Throughout the]] ''VideoGame/TrailsSeries'', [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Giliath Osborne]] is seen by the western part of the Zemurian continent as a power hungry individual who will conquer lands left and right. It's why one of the early main villains of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Liberl Arc]] attempted a coup to centralize the army after the [[MemeticBadass greatest general of the army]] retired from the force. During the [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Crossbell Arc]], he has asked the SSS as to whether Crossbell is strong enough to deter the might of the empire. He finally does step up to the plate as the main BigBad from the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Cold Steel II]]'' all the way towards most of ''Cold Steel IV'' where he's planning on waging a war against the Calvard Republic, even harnessing the power of the curse of the empire in ''Cold Steel III''. It turns out that he's actually a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the curse of Erebonia to be gone forever because it is affecting the lives of everyone in the Zemurian continent. It also doesn't help that the curse has been stalking him for more than two and a half centuries because as it turns out, Osborne is the {{Reincarnation}} of the legendary emperor who ended the CivilWar in the empire.

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* [[LongRunner Throughout the]] ''VideoGame/TrailsSeries'', [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Giliath Osborne]] is seen by the western part of the Zemurian continent as a power hungry individual who will conquer lands left and right. It's [[spoiler:It's why Colonal Alan Richard, one of the early main villains of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Liberl Arc]] Arc]], attempted a coup to centralize the army after the [[MemeticBadass greatest general of the army]] retired from the force. During the [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Crossbell Arc]], he has asked the SSS as to whether Crossbell is strong enough to deter the might of the empire. He finally does step up to the plate as the main BigBad from the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Cold Steel II]]'' all the way towards most of ''Cold Steel IV'' where he's planning on waging a war against the Calvard Republic, even harnessing the power of the curse of the empire in ''Cold Steel III''. It turns out that he's actually a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the curse of Erebonia to be gone forever because it is affecting the lives of everyone in the Zemurian continent. It also doesn't help that the curse has been stalking him for more than two and a half centuries because as it turns out, Osborne is the {{Reincarnation}} of the legendary emperor who ended the CivilWar in the empire.]]


* [[LongRunner Throughout the]] ''VideoGame/TrailsSeries'', [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Giliath Osborne]] is seen by the western part of the Zemurian continent as a power hungry individual who will conquer lands left and right. It's why the BigBad of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Liberl Arc]] attempted a coup to centralize the army after the [[MemeticBadass greatest general of the army]] retired from the force. During the [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Crossbell Arc]], he has asked the SSS as to whether Crossbell is strong enough to deter the might of the empire. He finally does step up to the plate as the main BigBad from the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Cold Steel II]]'' all the way towards most of ''Cold Steel IV'' where he's planning on waging a war against the Calvard Republic, even harnessing the power of the curse of the empire in ''Cold Steel III''. It turns out that he wants the curse of Erebonia to be gone forever because it is affecting the lives of everyone in the Zemurian continent. It also doesn't help that the curse has been stalking him for more than two and a half centuries because as it turns out, Osborne is the {{Reincarnation}} of the legendary emperor who ended the CivilWar in the empire.

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* [[LongRunner Throughout the]] ''VideoGame/TrailsSeries'', [[EvilChancellor Chancellor Giliath Osborne]] is seen by the western part of the Zemurian continent as a power hungry individual who will conquer lands left and right. It's why one of the BigBad early main villains of the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky Liberl Arc]] attempted a coup to centralize the army after the [[MemeticBadass greatest general of the army]] retired from the force. During the [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Crossbell Arc]], he has asked the SSS as to whether Crossbell is strong enough to deter the might of the empire. He finally does step up to the plate as the main BigBad from the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Cold Steel II]]'' all the way towards most of ''Cold Steel IV'' where he's planning on waging a war against the Calvard Republic, even harnessing the power of the curse of the empire in ''Cold Steel III''. It turns out that he he's actually a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the curse of Erebonia to be gone forever because it is affecting the lives of everyone in the Zemurian continent. It also doesn't help that the curse has been stalking him for more than two and a half centuries because as it turns out, Osborne is the {{Reincarnation}} of the legendary emperor who ended the CivilWar in the empire.


Compare ReverseMole, StealthMentor and MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold. Contrast EvilAllAlong. This trope should not be confused with NotAlwaysEvil, which used to be called Good All Along. NotAlwaysEvil is when mooks or a race thought to be AlwaysChaoticEvil turn out to have a few good apples or were never truly bad to begin with. The biggest difference between these tropes is that Good All Along applies to characters, while AlwaysChaoticEvil applies to entire races. Not to be confused with a HeelFaceTurn, in which the previously evil character decides to become good - here, the character was pretending to be evil but was, as the name implies, good all along.

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Compare ReverseMole, TheMole, StealthMentor and MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold. Contrast EvilAllAlong. This trope should not be confused with NotAlwaysEvil, which used to be called Good All Along. NotAlwaysEvil is when mooks or a race thought to be AlwaysChaoticEvil turn out to have a few good apples or were never truly bad to begin with. The biggest difference between these tropes is that Good All Along applies to characters, while AlwaysChaoticEvil applies to entire races. Not to be confused with a HeelFaceTurn, in which the previously evil character decides to become good - here, the character was pretending to be evil but was, as the name implies, good all along.



* Played with in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. It comes as no surprise that Frank Einstein is a good guy. However, the surprise was when [[spoiler:the villainous Wallace Bishop turned out to be Frank Einstein [[ReverseMole in disguise]].]]

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* Played with in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. It comes as no surprise that Frank Einstein is a good guy. However, the surprise was when [[spoiler:the villainous Wallace Bishop turned out to be Frank Einstein [[ReverseMole [[TheMole in disguise]].]]


* ''Literature/IFavorTheVillainess'' has a very sympathetic view towards the oppressed and poverty-striken lower class of its MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting, and has spent no shortage of lines showing [[spoiler:Dor François's]] contempt, lack of care, and outright disgust with them. By the end, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's been secretly helping the commoner revolution for all this time, and also wants an end to the oppressive aristocracy he's a part of.]]

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* ''Literature/IFavorTheVillainess'' ''Literature/ImInLoveWithTheVillainess'' has a very sympathetic view towards the oppressed and poverty-striken lower class of its MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting, and has spent no shortage of lines showing [[spoiler:Dor François's]] contempt, lack of care, and outright disgust with them. By the end, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's been secretly helping the commoner revolution for all this time, and also wants an end to the oppressive aristocracy he's a part of.]]

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