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* In the ''Manga/GetBackers'' manga, Gouzou "Mr. No-Brakes" Maguruma is somewhere between this and TrueNeutral. He's the only character who has no problems with [[PsychoForHire Kuroudo "Doctor Jackal" Akabane]] and Ryuudo "Undead" Hishiki, the former being someone the eponymous heroes can work with if absolutely necessary, but the latter the only opponent they go out of their way to avoid. Someone usually hires him to transport the item someone ''else'' hired Ban and Ginji to get back, but he's perfectly willing to loan them his taxi or give them a lift if they ask for it. Ginji reacts with his "happy fans" whenever they see him.

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* In the ''Manga/GetBackers'' manga, Gouzou "Mr. No-Brakes" Maguruma is somewhere between this and TrueNeutral. He's the only character who has no problems working with [[PsychoForHire Kuroudo "Doctor Jackal" Akabane]] and ''and'' Ryuudo "Undead" Hishiki, the former being someone the eponymous heroes can work with if absolutely necessary, but the latter is the only opponent they go out of their way to avoid. Someone usually hires him to transport the item someone ''else'' hired Ban and Ginji to get back, but when he's not been specifically pitted against them, he's perfectly willing to loan them his taxi or give them a lift if they ask for it.it. Notably, too, he doesn't actually ''fight'' anyone. Unlike his fellow transporters Himiko and Akabane, he has no combat skills and is just a BadassDriver. Ginji reacts with his "happy fans" whenever they see him.


* The Eiserne Jungefrauen in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' are magic-denying [[TheWitchHunter witch hunters]], but only when they're on the job as Inquisitors. Otherwise, they don't mind innocent magic that is used as an embellishment, as long as it doesn't hide the results of what happens. [[SdrawkcabName Dlanor]], in particular, has a discussion with [[WorthyOpponent Battler]], explaining this [[GoKartingWithBowser over tea]].

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': While the mercenaries hired by Amiba assissted him in his experiments, they only did so because he was pretending to be Toki. Once they learn that he's merely an imposter, they lost all interest in him and they let his hostages go.


* In ''La Seine no Hoshi'' (an anime [[FollowTheLeader created to cash on the interest over the French Revolution caused by]] ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'') there's Zaral: commander of a French Guards group detached to police Paris, he serves as the primary antagonist, but that's only because it's his job to enforce the orders of the court. As long as you aren't targeted by said orders or don't break the law, the worse he does is a few empty threats. In one occasion he even let the Black Tulip go in spite of him being a wanted criminal and a personal hate for him because the Black Tulip had brought him a much worse criminal, only remarking he was supposed to arrest him too and that it would be easy to do it in the Guards' barracks.

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* In ''La Seine no Hoshi'' (an anime [[FollowTheLeader created to cash on the interest over the French Revolution caused by]] ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'') ''Manga/TheRoseOfVersailles'') there's Zaral: commander of a French Guards group detached to police Paris, he serves as the primary antagonist, but that's only because it's his job to enforce the orders of the court. As long as you aren't targeted by said orders or don't break the law, the worse he does is a few empty threats. In one occasion he even let the Black Tulip go in spite of him being a wanted criminal and a personal hate for him because the Black Tulip had brought him a much worse criminal, only remarking he was supposed to arrest him too and that it would be easy to do it in the Guards' barracks.

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*''LightNovel/{{Shimoneta}}'': Oboro is the newly appointed head of Tokioka Academy's [[MoralGuardians 'Decency Prefects']], so opposing [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters SOX's]] ero-terrorist activities is literally his job. So it's fortunate that he's friendly and a somewhat of a ditz. But, as SOX soon learns, ''[[LetsGetDangerous do NOT]]'' underestimate him. Ever.


** Androids 17 and 18 as well, [[HeelFaceTurn at first]].

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** Androids 17 and 18 as well, [[HeelFaceTurn at first]]. Although violent sociopaths in Future Trunks' timeline, in the main timeline they only want to kill Goku out of boredom and end up abandoning that anyway. They're also shown to have never actively tried to harm anyone, either, at worst committing petty crimes like carjacking and shoplifting.


* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler:Kyubey turns out to be one of these, and is willing to go to some pretty serious lengths in order to meet his "quota" of magical girls]].

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', [[spoiler:Kyubey turns out to be one of these, and is willing to go to some pretty serious lengths in order to meet his "quota" of magical girls]].girls. Also a rare BigBad example, since they are the mastermind behind the events of the story, but are doing it [[WellIntentionedExtremist to gather energy to save the universe from heat death]]]].


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** In fact, in TheMovie, [[spoiler: Kyubey delivers on this by attempting to bring back the witch system using Homura as an UnwittingPawn [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin before being thwarted by Madoka again]]]].

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* '''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has Tick Jefferson, sure he may be the [[ShearMenace scissor wielding]] TortureTechnician of the Gandor family, who's so well known and feared that just the mention of his name could force someone to talk, but he's not that bad a person. He just happens to be a guy who's good at his job, and likes scissors more than most. He rarely holds any ill will towards his victims and [[DissonantSerenity keeps up a friendly attitude while working,]] sometimes even talking about himself while he works.


** The entire Ginyu Force, but it's obvious that they do enjoys their work and see fighting and killing as a type of game.

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** The entire Ginyu Force, but it's obvious that they do enjoys enjoy their work and see fighting and killing as a type of game.

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* In ''Manga/CityHunter'', Umibozu is introduced trying to kill Ryo's current charge (in fact Ryo had been hired specifically to protect her from him), but they are good friends, and not even being paid for what basically amounted kill each other prevented them from sharing a breakfast and find a way to not have to kill each other.


* ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun'' has a squad of [[{{mooks}} generic military personnel]] who threaten the cast around episode 6. In one scene, a soldier who was hunting down Mayu helps her out of a trap she fell into, and has a friendly conversation with her before she [[{{Dojikko}} trips another trap that knocks him out]]. [[MoodWhiplash In contrast]], similar soldiers were [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown brutalizing]] a [[BoundAndGagged captive]] Shungo just two scenes before that.

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* ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun'' has a squad of [[{{mooks}} generic military personnel]] who threaten the cast around episode 6. In one scene, a soldier who was hunting down Mayu helps her out of a trap she fell into, and has a friendly conversation with her before she [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl trips another trap that knocks him out]]. [[MoodWhiplash In contrast]], similar soldiers were [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown brutalizing]] a [[BoundAndGagged captive]] Shungo just two scenes before that.


** CP9, surprisingly. Despite the fact that they were the main antagonists at some point, doing horrible things in the name of the government, they were still taught to defend justice and peace. That was also their motivation during the arc, albeit in a twisted way. None of them outright mistreats Robin, aside from their BadBoss, and they were under orders to defend him and her from the Straw-Hats. It is shown, during their title-page story, that they function well enough in society, and defended a port from pirates when they didn't stand to benefit. It just so happens One Piece has a ''technical'' VillainProtagonist.

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** CP9, [=CP9=], surprisingly. Despite the fact that they were the main antagonists at some point, doing horrible things in the name of the government, they were still taught to defend justice and peace. That was also their motivation during the arc, albeit in a twisted way. None of them outright mistreats Robin, aside from their BadBoss, and they were under orders to defend him and her from the Straw-Hats. It is shown, during their title-page story, that they function well enough in society, and defended a port from pirates when they didn't stand to benefit. It just so happens One Piece has a ''technical'' VillainProtagonist.


* The Eiserne Jungefrauen in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' are magic-denying witch [[TheHunter hunters]], but only when they're on the job as Inquisitors. Otherwise, they don't mind innocent magic that is used as an embellishment, as long as it doesn't hide the results of what happens. [[SdrawkcabName Dlanor]], in particular, has a discussion with [[WorthyOpponent Battler]], explaining this [[GoKartingWithBowser over tea]].

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* The Eiserne Jungefrauen in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' are magic-denying [[TheWitchHunter witch [[TheHunter hunters]], but only when they're on the job as Inquisitors. Otherwise, they don't mind innocent magic that is used as an embellishment, as long as it doesn't hide the results of what happens. [[SdrawkcabName Dlanor]], in particular, has a discussion with [[WorthyOpponent Battler]], explaining this [[GoKartingWithBowser over tea]].


** Zarbon. In contrast to Dodoria, who seems to be a ruthless PsychoForHire, Zarbon is more sympathetic. In fact, he just seems to follow the orders of Freeza because he says that will kill him if he does not.

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** Zarbon. In contrast to Dodoria, who seems to be a ruthless PsychoForHire, Zarbon is more sympathetic. In fact, he just seems to follow the orders of Freeza because he says that he will kill him if he does not.


** CP9, surprisingly. Despite the fact that they were the main antagonists at some point, doing horrible things in the name of the government, they were still taught to defend justice and peace. That was also their motivation during the arc, albeit in a twisted way. None of them outright mistreats Robin, aside from their BadBoss, and they were under orders to defend him and her from the Straw-Hats. It is shown, during their title-page story, that they function well enough in society, and defended a port from pirates when they didn't stand to benefit. It just so happens One Piece has a ''technically'' VillainProtagonist.

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** CP9, surprisingly. Despite the fact that they were the main antagonists at some point, doing horrible things in the name of the government, they were still taught to defend justice and peace. That was also their motivation during the arc, albeit in a twisted way. None of them outright mistreats Robin, aside from their BadBoss, and they were under orders to defend him and her from the Straw-Hats. It is shown, during their title-page story, that they function well enough in society, and defended a port from pirates when they didn't stand to benefit. It just so happens One Piece has a ''technically'' ''technical'' VillainProtagonist.

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