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1%% Former image moved to StupidEvil per Image Pickin' thread:²%% New image removed per IP thread:²%% Please start a new thread if you'd like to discuss a new image.²%%²->'''Castor:''' Let's be honest, Arudin, you're more evil than most of the villains we face.\²'''Khagoth:''' Meaner too.\²'''Arudin:''' I am ''not'' evil! I am just... colorfully pragmatic!²-->-- ''Dungeon Crawl Inc''²²Just because the main characters are fighting to oust the BigBad [[VillainProtagonist doesn't mean]] [[EvilVersusEvil they're heroes]]... at least, [[CastCalculus not all of them]].²²In a team composed of good members, there will often be one Token Evil Teammate. Narratively, this character can serve as a distinct and amoral {{foil}} to his more strait-laced colleagues. If the Heroes start putting HonorBeforeReason, the Token Evil will often remind them that sometimes [[ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer unpleasant]] [[MurderIsTheBestSolution methods]] are needed to save the world. They also provide YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame for when the heroes are getting ''too'' pragmatic and forget their morals. ²²These characters are often PlayedForLaughs as the HeroicComedicSociopath. A lot of the humor they provide is of the CrossesTheLineTwice variety, doing obscenely wrong things because it's shocking and unexpected, as well as a form of escapism. On the other side of the fence, a very serious character that fills this role might see it as DirtyBusiness, and [[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork do what they have to]] on behalf of the hero.²²Despite the name, the Token Evil Teammate has a lot of leeway as to his CharacterAlignment. There are many kinds of (the meaner) [[AntiHero Anti-Heroes]], [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]] and yes, outright {{Villain}}s who can fill this role. Regardless of character type, the mainstays of this role are usually: [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiness]], [[{{Jerkass}} jerkiness]], [[SociopathicHero violence]], and a tendency to become the ButtMonkey for their behavior. It should also be mentioned that "[[BetrayalTropes treachery]]" was not on that list. The thing with the Token Evil Teammate is that evil does not mean incapable of friendship. While they are usually out for themselves first, they will often have reasons to stay loyal to their team as a whole, or at least individual members.²²Sometimes they'll ([[VitriolicBestBuds very]]) begrudgingly admit that they like their teammates, or at least find them less intolerable than they say, and frequently they find their association either lucrative, entertaining, or even enjoyable. If it's pointed out by somebody that [[HiddenHeartOfGold they're not as bad as they make themselves out to be]] though, they'll generally tell them to shut up, or to take it back. For extra points, this can be done in either a very cold, aloof or very ''rude'' and ''loud'' way.²²If they do betray their teammates, expect TheCaptain to tighten the MoralityChain or RestrainingBolt and use various threats like {{Death Glare}}s to bring them back in line. Why don't they kill him or at least kick him out? Because sometimes you just need the firepower, and they can "do more good than malice" (or at least less harm) on the good guys' side than dead or cut loose. Kind of like controlling a brush fire to good ends.²²'''Some variations include:'''²* They're OnlyInItForTheMoney. Or the opportunity to loot, pillage, and plunder. Bribes and financially based threats keep them in line.²* PsychoSidekick: They have a mutual friendship, or family relationship, with one of the heroes which survives despite their basically evil orientation. But don't expect them to be helpful for anybody else. Sometimes, the friendship is established during the show, at which point the purely money-hungry evil teammate will "tip his hand" and [[FriendOrIdolDecision save his friend rather than get the idol]].²* The evil friend is actually TheStarscream and is simply using the heroes as a way to topple the existing BigBad.²* The PoisonousFriend is the WellIntentionedExtremist of the party, willing to do [[TheUnfettered anything]] for his buddy's ideals.²* They were recruited because [[RecruitingTheCriminal they have skills, cunning, and general attitude]] that the heroes know will be useful, even if they hate having them around.²* They have an ulterior motive for joining the heroes, and the heroes' plans will further their own agenda. This may be as simple as a group of rebels fleeing the Evil Empire being joined by a guy who is trying to escape a punishment that he actually deserved. It depends on the heroes' luck if this guy doesn't turn out to be a WildCard.²* They have a [[ItsPersonal grudge]] against the BigBad, or they may want to put a stop to them because EvenEvilHasStandards.²* Sometimes they're just in it ForTheEvulz. The hero is on an exciting, heroic quest that will save the world, but it also involves a lot of killing mooks, and they've got nothing better to do right now. They want to cause chaos and rain down carnage, and this is the best way to do it.²* Alternatively they are a type of BloodKnight or PsychoForHire and joining the heroes allows them to turn their violence towards [[PayEvilUntoEvil the heroes' enemies]] rather than innocents.²* On rare occasions, WhoWatchesTheWatchmen In a setting where a BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil matters, or just any setting with GreyAndGrayMorality, having somebody on your team with some shaky morality can help keep things in perspective. See YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame, and EvenEvilHasStandards.²* The evil member is a captured former enemy the heroes consider too dangerous to be left unsupervised, but too useful or important to be killed so they add them to the team (often [[ExplosiveLeash with]] [[RestrainingBolt insurance]]) to keep an eye on them. ²* They are former villains whose [[NobleDemon code of honor]] keeps them on the heroes' side for [[IOweYouMyLife one reason]] or [[IFightForTheStrongestSide another]], but does not extend to any other traditionally "good" behaviors.² ²Contrast BigBadFriend for where the teammate's evil nature is a shock revelation. For the {{inver|tedTrope}}se, see TokenGoodTeammate. May or may not also be AffablyEvil. Usually, but not always, a NominalHero. They will most definitely qualify as TheFriendNobodyLikes.²²[[noreallife]]²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* After Ayato Naoi [[HeelFaceTurn joins the SSS]] in ''Anime/AngelBeats'', he still retains his [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], {{Jerkass}} personality, regularly insults the entire SSS ("[[HoYay except you, Otonashi!]]"), and uses [[HypnoticEyes hypnosis]] on the other members mostly ForTheLulz.²* Nguyen from the ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' manga and OVA. Even by mercenary standards, he's an unhinged sadist.²* Karma from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' is one. Quite a few of his fellow students are afraid of him and for good reason, he's a BloodKnight and a SociopathicHero with a sadistic streak, he even enjoys torturing his victims once they're down. As an added bonus, he's on occasion represented as a demon or devil of sorts.²* [[PsychopathicManchild Russia]] from ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', based on Real Life. With a FreudianExcuse, to boot. On the other hand, the rest of [[WeAREStrugglingTogether the Allies]] [[{{Jerkass}} aren't]] [[ItsAllAboutMe much]] [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor better]].²* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''²** [[MadScientist Mayuri Kurotsuchi's]] moral code is non-existent if it means obtaining [[ForScience scientific breakthroughs]]. He turned his subordinates into human bombs without their knowledge. He conducted Quincy experiments by torturing them to death. He'll even kill 28,000 people in the name of world soul-balance. His results are undeniably useful, but his methods are completely evil. WordOfGod stated that Mayuri is his exploration of the concept of "necessary evil."²** Kenpachi Zaraki is an AxCrazy BloodKnight who has no problem physically assaulting his own underlings. He doesn't care whether people are friends or enemies. All he cares about is [[BloodKnight finding the strongest fighters so that he can enjoy fighting to the death]]. If he finds a WorthyOpponent, such as Ichigo, he'll go all out to arrange circumstances to ensure he gets the chance to fight that person, even if it means turning on his own people to achieve that goal.²* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Kamanosuke is an amoral, hedonistic [[AxCrazy Ax]] CrazyJealousGuy who [[TheFriendNobodyLikes nobody likes or understands]] but they keep around because he's not bad in a fight other than that LeeroyJenkins habit of his. [[spoiler:Although in the sequel, even he manages to get showed up here by the late addition of former BigBad Hattori Hanzo to the team, who assaulted and severely traumatized several members of the Braves.]]²* ''Manga/BreakBlade'' has Girge. He is [[AxCrazy more than a little insane]], the [[AcePilot best pilot]] of the whole team and a real badass. He is also not above [[TeamKiller killing teammates]] if he feels like it.²--> ''[[FauxAffablyEvil I might start killing teammates again. That okay with you?]]''²* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'': Ruby Moon is perhaps the closest to being genuinely antagonistic out of Eriol's posse; she intentionally interferes with Touya and Yukito so she could steal Touya's power for herself and let Yue, and Yukito by extension, fade and die. When she realizes the futility of her efforts, however, she backs off and limits herself to aiding Eriol.²* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Technically, they're ''all'' [[BlackAndGrayMorality villains]] to some extent, but among the Knights of the Round, you have a conflicted ex-[[WideEyedIdealist idealist]], an amiable AcePilot, a MartialPacifist, a ReiAyanamiExpy, three lady knights we don't know much about but seem nice enough... and then there's [[AxCrazy Luciano Bradley]], aka the Vampire of Britannia, aka the Homicide Genius, who specifically joined in order to kill people.²** Diethard and Rolo are this for The Black Knights.²*** Diethard once again is this along the leader himself when he joins [[spoiler:Schneizel]]. He's the one who justified sacrificing their official leader claiming that baits are not allowed to talk.²* Faye Valentine of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' occasionally is this. There are times when she seems to genuinely care about the crew, while other times she's a {{Jerkass}} to everybody and seems to only care about herself. She has also stolen bounties that rightfully belonged to another crew-member at least a couple of times as well. Though, honestly, [[BlackAndGrayMorality she isn't that much worse than them]]. Also, she's barely a team member in the strict sense. Half the time she's on the Bebop, she's restrained while they check her belongings.²* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Milder example, but [[AntiVillain November 11]] plays the Best Evil Friend Variety when working with police officer Kirihara who is one of the few people he'd risk his life for and go out of his way to help. In general, Contractors are supposed to be the Token Evil Teammates of the intelligence agencies which use them for their powers and ability to kill without remorse. The main character of the series, Hei, is a slight subversion. [[NobleBigotWithABadge Contractor-hating human Huang]] is Hei's [[TheHandler Handler]] and frequently berates him for having qualms about missions and not acting as evil as a Contractor is supposed to be.²* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':²** Vegeta became this after his EnemyMine with the good guys against Frieza. Until the last part of DBZ, the only reason he helps the heroes is because [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou no one else can kill Goku]].²*** That, and the fact that he has no interest in letting a villain destroy the Earth since, you know, he lives there now with his family. It's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d at one point that he's done more damage than the supposedly evil Androids.²** Lunch qualified in the pre-''Z'' portion of the series. [[JekyllAndHyde Well, half the time]].²** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', as a result of [[ItMakesSenseInContext Majin Buu falling asleep]] before the Tournament of Power during the Universe Survival arc, Universe 7's all-hero team ends up replacing him with, of all people, [[EvilOverlord Frieza]]. Being killed twice hasn't changed his attitude any; he only joins up on the condition the heroes wish him back permanently with the Dragon Balls. [[spoiler:Come the end of the arc, they make good on their promise.]]²* Among the exorcists in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' we have Winters Socalo, a former death-row inmate. He was spared thanks to being an accommodator for the innocence and kept by the Black Order. The guy has showed [[SociopathicHero no concern for his disciple who died in battle]] and even outright mocks them in front of their coffins. ²* Diana, one of the Selacao from ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' is introduced as a SerialKiller known as the "Johnny Hunter", who has been killing men by [[GroinAttack emasculating them with a cigar cutter]]. She turns out to be a SerialKillerKiller of sorts, only targeting rapists. In the film, ''The King of Eden'', she's become considerably nicer and is a loyal ally to the heroes, but notwithstanding this and her [[AssholeVictim selectivity of victims]], she's still a mass murderer.²* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': ²** Yoichi Hiruma is the scheming, trigger-happy, demon-faced captain of the Deimon Devil Bats, and he's one of the main characters. ²** [[JerkJock Agon Kongo]] becomes this in the World Youth Cup arc; he only [[EnemyMine joined Team Japan]] because he wanted to win the three million dollars, and isn't above threatening his own teammates to do so.²* Laxus and his [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Raijinshuu]] are this for ''Manga/FairyTail'' until the end of the "Battle of Fairy Tail" arc. CharacterDevelopment then sets in.²* In ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'', Recca has control over 7 dragons, all of them are more or less amiable ([[spoiler:One of them is his BumblingDad]]), except one certain dragon named Setsuna. He ''hates'' Recca, wants nothing more than to kill him and be free, and resume his old life... as a sociopath mass-murderer. Recca still beats him down to submission.²* Barry the Chopper in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. While most of the cast are trying to do what's best for the country, Barry just wants to get rid of the Homunculi so he can be free to start killing again. Although his [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} true intentions]] for wanting to hunt down his own body are mostly unknown.²** Also later, [[spoiler:Greed]] to a lesser extent.²* There have been several Token Evil Teammates throughout the various ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' rosters, but the two that stick out the most are Nishi and Izumi. Nishi is an extremely nihilistic {{jerkass}} whose actions are on occasion at least somewhat understandable, whereas Izumi is far more damaging.²* Nezumi Otoko (Rat Man) from ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' is the only member of the group who frequently does whatever he can to make quick cash by tricking people, humans and yokai. He also sides with the villains to betray Kitaro and his companions whenever the opportunity shows itself. Regardless of how much he does it, Kitaro stills allows him to stay with the group.²* Hallelujah from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. An odd version in that he's just Allelujah's SuperpoweredEvilSide.²* [[CreepyChild Kikuri]] of ''Anime/HellGirl'' is this to the rest of Ai's minions. Where the other minions are a fairly nice bunch aside from [[DealWithTheDevil their]] [[DraggedOffToHell job]] and sometimes sympathize with the clients, Kikuri is rude, malicious and hyperactive. She's even [[KickTheDog directly responsible]] for the {{Downer Ending}}s of a few episodes. [[spoiler:The spider sent her to keep tabs on Ai and he can possess Kikuri if he decides to intervene directly.]]²* ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'': A stretch, but the title character himself was kind of this to his group at the beginning of the series, making it clear on multiple occasions that he was only helping Kagome track down the scattered shards of the [[AmplifierArtifact Shikon Jewel]] so he could use them to become a full-fledged {{youkai}}. Of course, [[CharacterDevelopment he gets better]].²* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':²** Rudolf von Stroheim from ''Manga/BattleTendency'' may be trying to help [[TheHero Joseph]] in defeating the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Pillar Men]], but he's still Nazi officer with several [[KickTheDog dog-kicking moments]]. Though this is more of a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed example]], as Stroheim lacks most of the traits the Nazis were known to have, and seems to do what he does not because of the Nazi ideology, but out of a [[MyCountryRightOrWrong love for his country]].²** ''Manga/VentoAureo'''s La Squadra is mostly made up of [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]] with plenty of redeeming qualities to them. The only exception is Melone, whose LackOfEmpathy and lecherous personality leaves even the rest of his team disturbed.²** Narciso Anasui from ''Manga/StoneOcean''. He may be one of the heroes, but he's still an AxCrazy [[SociopathicHero Sociopath]] whose crush on [[TheHero Jolyne]] can get [[StalkerWithACrush insanely creepy]] at times. However, as time goes on and Anasui receives CharacterDevelopment, he slowly becomes a better person and loses this trope.²* [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} Yulia Tymoshenko]] in ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi''. She frightens ''Vladimir Putin''.²* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Mukuro Rokudo has explicitly stated that the only reason he is working with Tsuna and his group is so that he can eventually [[GrandTheftMe steal Tsuna's body]]. In a similar vein, Mukuro's [[{{Expy}} counterpart]] from the first generation of Guardians, Daemon Spade, was stated to be a backstabber.²** Despite what some fangirls will tell you and despite the fact he's almost always accompanied by an adorable [[CoolPet bird pet]], [[BloodKnight Kyoya Hibari]] isn't a much better person than Mukuro and Daemon. However, the first Cloud Guardian, Alaude, was said to be similar to him in his younger days but he got better (despite remaining cold and aloof), so it's possible Hibari might grow up as a decent person. As it stands, however, Kyoya [[{{Jerkass}} is]] [[AxCrazy not]] [[{{Delinquents}} one]].²* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': The Shinpaku Alliance has one as the ''leader'', Nijima. Various other characters in their orbit could also be considered as such depending on how strictly you [[IWasJustPassingThrough ascribe the term "teammate" to them]]. These can include [[spoiler: three members of YOMI; Tanimoto Natsu, Rachael Stanley and Kushinada Chikage. All of them have friendly dealings with Kenichi and the rest of the Shinpaku Alliance even if they have yet to renounce their ties to YOMI]].²* ''{{Manga/Kingdom}}'': Kanki. An ex-bandit, and so utterly talented at warfare that he serves as a high-ranking General in the [[TheHero Qin]] military. This, despite never really abandoning his banditry - his men are brutal, violent thugs who pillage and rape as they go; he has no qualms with attacking civilians, and in one notable moment even fashions an archway of civilian corpses to [[spoiler: get a psychological edge on an [[TokenGoodTeammate enemy general]], who was a chivalrous, kind-hearted man who cared about his people.]]²* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' has the utterly amoral Paul von Oberstein, one of the most extreme [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] in animation. All of Reinhard allies hate him, but tolerate his presence because his methods ''work''.²* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlApocalypse'', Akuta is a corrupt cop who doesn't care about anybody and is constantly sexually harassing girls. The survivors have no choice but to tolerate him and let him join them because he's a total badass who can slay zombies and magical girls with ease.²* [[DarkMagicalGirl Evangeline]] of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Since she plays the role of the OldMaster in the protagonist team, she makes token attempts to bring TheHero over to TheDarkSide. (Which [[BlackMagic seems to]] [[TheCorruption have worked]].)²** And Haruna, who displays some sadistic tendencies and is apparently determined to {{Take Over The|World}} MagicWorld. She's not ''malicious'', but she's extremely ambitious and manipulative, to the point that she's mostly on the good side out of convenience.²** Since RousseauWasRight in this series, it actually manages an evil example in [[AxCrazy Tsukuyomi]].²* ''Manga/OnePiece'':²** The main crew has a couple of members who can count for this; their roster includes a ruthless bounty hunter, a cruel and avaricious thief, a professional assassin, and an underworld crime boss. Yes, they're still as kind and quirky as you'd expect any Straw Hat to be. Just...don't give them a reason to show off.²** At Sabaody, The Supernovas Eustass Kid and Trafalgar Law [[BackToBackBadasses briefly teamed up with Luffy]]. Kid seemed to be this at the time, with his evil apparently nothing more than an InformedAbility. [[spoiler:It wasn't]]. [[spoiler: Law then made a return as an ally]] and is a minor version of this, being a much colder character than any of the Straw Hats, and acting as a foil for their playfulness. But, to his chagrin, he's found that spending too much time with them [[spoiler:[[NotSoAboveItAll opens him to their quirks]]]].²** During the Impel Down arc, we had [[spoiler:[[EvilChancellor Crocodile]], who, in a textbook example of TeethClenchedTeamwork, didn't get along well with Luffy at all. Or with Jimbei for that matter]].²** [[spoiler:Arlong]] was this in the Sun Pirates. While there were other unsavory characters in that group, [[spoiler:Arlong]] would be the first one to suggest violent terrorism towards humans. He even wanted to kill a slave just for being human.²** The Dressrosa and Whole Cake arcs had [[spoiler:Caesar Clown]]. Though he had little choice in the matter, going from being captured and taken advantage of in Dressrosa to teaming up with the Straw Hats due to necessity in the Whole Cake Island arc since the alternative was being killed by [[spoiler:Big Mom]] for stealing money from [[spoiler:her]]. PlayedForLaughs when he is finally allowed to leave. He expects a tear-filled farewell and everyone to [[FireForgedFriends have come to see him as a comrade]]...[[SubvertedTrope they don't.]]²* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' Kyoya is a slight subversion. It is commonly accepted amongst the group that everything he does is for the sake of personal gain and profit, but Haruhi manages to prove otherwise on occasion.²* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', Hiyoshi Wakashi is kind of the Hyoutei team's token evil teammate (his not-so-secret aim is to [[TheStarscream "overthrow" the captain]], and he tends to be quite cynical). Also a SixthRanger.²** Initially even more so, Akutsu Jin for the Yamabuki team (serves rocks at people, is rude to his mom, prone to violence), although it's safe to say he's revealed to be [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not that bad]], ''deep'' down. Especially in the presence of [[MoralityPet one Takashi Kawamura or one Taichi Dan]].²* Ikki from ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' is a milder version of the AloofBigBrother and LonersAreFreaks variety. While he ''was'' purged of much of his evil in the first tournament arc, his involvement in the service of Athena is usually restricted to making sure his younger brother is safe...and killing off his attackers in brutal ways.²** The Gold Saints, in the meantime, have [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathmask]], who decorates his house with ''the souls of his victims turned into wailing faces''. He's ''still'' a defender of mankind.²* Another (sort of) milder version is [[HeroicComedicSociopath Mugen]] from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. [[TheUnfettered He has no restraints]] and is more of a WildCard than his chivalrous companions.²* Chizuru in ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'' her main role being TheGadfly. Unless you happen to be [[SingleTargetSexuality Kurimu]].²* ''Manga/SgtFrog'':²** The Keroro Platoon has Sergeant Major Kururu, a {{Jerkass}} MadScientist with a fondness for tormenting his teammates, and pretty much everyone he comes in contact with. One of the earliest excuses for the frogs not making progress is that Kururu won't invent anything useful unless it strikes him as interesting at the time.²** And the frogs themselves are, at least in theory, a Token Evil ''Team'' to the Hinata household, seeing as they're supposed to be taking over the world. They don't really ever make much progress, though.²* Xellos from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. Calling him a teammate is a bit of a stretch but he does hang around the heroes and they often work together, and he's a Monster (Mazoku) who in turn works for more powerful monsters. Considering how powerful he is (one step or two steps below BigBad depending on the season), it would be hard and dangerous to make him leave. Most of the time he's AffablyEvil and [[ItAmusedMe dicking around with them for the lolz]] so they tolerate him. Case in point, in ''Slayers TRY'' when Xellos actually did betray Lina in order to recruit Valgaav. When Lina found out, she merely hit him on the head a few times.²-->'''Lina:''' Xellos is a monster, so we expect that of him.²* [[MadScientist Dr. Stein]] in ''Manga/SoulEater''. Most of the time he's more of a sociopathic {{Cloudcuckoolander}} than truly "evil", but he is much more morally-ambiguous and prone to insanity than the rest of the characters. In the anime, he even [[spoiler: has a temporary FaceHeelTurn, but he [[BrainwashedAndCrazy was not fully in control of himself at the time]]]].²** Ragnarok, following Crona HeelFaceTurn, can also be viewed as this.²* Tsukiyama becomes this to Kaneki's group in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', after his pseudo HeelFaceTurn. The rest of the group definitely don't trust him, and he's excluded from living with the rest of the group as a direct result. He's only there because of his [[StalkerWithACrush obsession]] with Kaneki, and allowed to stick around because Kaneki relies on him to help do the dirty work. When the others in the group ask him to delay going to help Kaneki and attempt to use ThePowerOfFriendship to convince him.....he responds that he'll [[{{Yandere}} simply kill them]] and blame their enemies for it.²%%* Zebra from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' possibly counts.²* [[spoiler: Wolfwood]], while not an "evil" character, actually serves as this in ''Manga/{{Trigun}} Maximum''. Although in [[DownplayedTrope the anime]] the revelation that he was working with the Gung-Ho Guns was saved until late in its run to make it a surprise twist, the manga on the other hand revealed this almost immediately after his first appearance. Although he is helping Vash against the other GHG members, he is actually following orders to keep him alive no matter what the cost (even if it involves killing the rest of the GHG). It's only much later (after most of the other 'Guns have been killed) does he completely abandon the antagonists' side and fully start working with Vash.²* [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark]] [[SixthRanger Bakura]] in ''Manga/YuGiOh'', in the manga at least.²** Weevil/Haga and Rex/Ryuzaki served as this in the first third of the anime's Doma arc, up until [[FaceHeelTurn joining Doma]].²* Hiei in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. The way he shows off his ruthlessness makes him almost just EvenEvilHasStandards, at least until later on.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Card Games]]²* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': Crovax, in the short time between becoming a vampire and undergoing a FaceHeelTurn.²** Deconstructed later on in the story arc, in which Urza takes a team of the multiverse's most powerful planeswalkers to Phyrexia to perform a raid on the plane in his efforts to destroy Yawgmoth...including the EvilSorceror Tevesh Szat, who had posed issues to Dominaria in the past. As it turns out, he ends up turning on his comrades and slaughtering a few of them. And Urza was fully expecting this to happen - he hired Szat just because he had hoped he would betray the team so that he'd have an excuse to siphon out the souls of Tevesh Szat and his victims and use them as bombs. Really, by this point the only thing keeping Urza anywhere close to the side of good was the fact that he was doing this in order to kill someone a hundred times worse than he was.²** As of the Eldritch Moon storyline, [[EvilIsSexy Liliana Vess]] is now this to [[BadassCrew The Gatewatch]], with mixed reactions. [[ThePaladin Gideon]] distrusts her, [[NatureHero Nissa]] vocally dislikes her, [[DatingCatwoman Jace]] (who was the one who vouched for her to join) is cautious of her. [[PlayingWithFire Chandra]] seems to get along with her well enough, but actively tries to [[MoralityChain hold her back from killing people]], while Liliana in turn tries to [[EvilMentor convince her to be darker]]. Like when she tries to convince Chandra to murder the man who [[YouKilledMyFather killed her parents]].²*** Interestingly, this reflects the interaction of the five colors of mana, each of which is used by a member of the Gatewatch. [[BlackMagic Black]] mana (Liliana) is enemies with [[HolyHandGrenade White]] (Gideon) and [[GreenThumb Green]] (Nissa), but allies with [[PsychicPowers Blue]] (Jace) and [[HotBlooded Red]] (Chandra). ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'' had the ComedicSociopath Lobo working as a core member of the team because he lost a bet to team leader Vril Dox... and Lobo [[EvenEvilHasStandards never]] [[IGaveMyWord goes back on a promise]].²* Blackblood of ''ComicBook/ABCWarriors'' was a robot literally designed to be evil, and as such has turned on his teammates on several occasions. He's quite openly said that he'd like to kill Hammerstein, the leader.²* [[ Azula]] fills this role in the ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheSearch''. She has lost none of her cruelty or manipulation abilities, but has gone a bit insane as well. Deconstructed in that nobody views her as an equal member of the team or a friend, but more as a prisoner who needs to be constantly monitored and is only being brought along on sufferance. ²* In whatever incarnation of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' he is in, Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan serves as this.²* ''ComicBook/AvengersAI'' features a Doombot as part of that particular team, who is kept in line by a miniature black hole in his chest.²* Damian Wayne and [[ComicBook/RedHood Jason Todd]] tend to be this to the Bat-Family. How? On several occasions they have not only killed enemies, but they've also attacked and/or attempted to murder members of the Bat-Family, most notably (and frequently), [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]].²* ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'': Two of them. Solomon Ravne is an immortal sorcerer who is also a former Nazi, while Jenny is possessed by a demon who initially keeps herself hidden from the others.²* ''ComicBook/DoctorDoom'' becoming a member of the Future Foundation is the very epitome of this trope.²* Due to events in ''ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers'' and ''{{ComicBook/Axis}}'' respectively, {{ComicBook/Deadpool}} and [[Franchise/SpiderMan Hobgoblin]] are considered reserve members of Franchise/TheAvengers. While Deadpool has more or less redeemed himself some time ago, Hobgoblin has only become a good guy because he's realized that he could make even more money as a "hero for hire" and is thus still willing to resort to all his old villain tricks to get the job done.²* ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' once featured the New Guardians, a team comprised of one member from each of the Corps, and Arkillo of the Sinestro Corps was this trope for the team.²* When the six Infinity Gems were split after ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'', they were split among five known members of ComicBook/AdamWarlock's Infinity Watch, with the Reality Gem given to an unknown sixth member, eventually revealed to be an extremely potent version of this trope: [[spoiler: ComicBook/{{Thanos}} - not only an enemy of Adam Warlock, but the one who Adam had taken the Gauntlet ''from'']].²* Magog served as this for the ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'', though he eventually got kicked off the team.²* ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'': Both Hyde and Nemo are {{Sociopathic Hero}}es, but it's the Invisible Man that [[InvisibleJerkass really]] [[MisanthropeSupreme takes]] [[SixthRangerTraitor the]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil cake]].²* [[EvilSorcerer Darkhell]] from ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'' briefly filled this role when he agreed to become TheChampion for [[PhysicalGod the Guardian]] with his GoodTwin Elysio during their crusade against [[GodOfEvil Anathos]]; the only reason he agreed to do this was because he was given more power, brought back to life with a new body and had to kill his [[ArchEnemy Arch-Enemies]] the Legendaries as the main mission due to them being candidates to become the hosts for Anathos' reincarnation. Ironically, [[spoiler:he and Elysio both end up doing an HeroicSacrifice to save the Legendaries]].²* In ''ComicBook/TheMovement'', Katharsis is this to [[LaResistance the titular group]]. She is the most violent and is willing to kill or at least maim her enemies. The others have to keep her from going over the edge.²* In the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' Franchise/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}}, ComicBook/LexLuthor is this to the rest of the League, having discovered Batman's secret identity and used the knowledge to blackmail his way on to the team. [[Characters/TheFlashTheRogues Captain Cold]], who Luthor insisted on bringing along, serves as a downplayed example in comparison.²* There tends to be at least one in ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' during any given period. Rose Wilson (Ravager) and Damian Wayne (Robin) were the most recent.²* In ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' Tim manages to recruit Pru from the League of Assassins to his information network, though she abstains from using lethal force for Tim's sake. She's not perhaps not entirely detached from the League as she's willing to report on Tim to Ra's even after she's betrayed them, though she really messes up Ra's' plot to take out Bruce's family. It's possible her continued communication with Ra's was [[AbortedArc part of a plot of Tim's that was never played out for the reader]] due to ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} ending that continuity. ²* Karla Soften AKA Moonstone was this after the ''Comicbook/{{Thunderbolts}}'' turned good, having turned on Zemo out of her own self-interest and never quite making the jump to being a good person.²* The Monsterbot Repugnus is this to the rest of the Autobots in ''Franchise/TheTransformers'', a violent, antisocial, bitter, insubordinate, foulmouthed loner who actively enjoys committing the sort of acts required of unpleasant, morally questionable missions. He's singularly worse than about half of the Decepticons and regularly gets kicked out of the Autobots for his meanness, but they keep taking him back because they need someone who's willing to get their hands incredibly dirty without question.²* ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' has a Token Evil Teammate on the crew of the ''Lost Light'' in the form of Whirl, the mentally unstable, ex-Wrecker with a DarkAndTroubledPast. He's said to hate everybody, suffers from considerable self-loathing, and enjoys ticking people off. He's had a number of PetTheDog moments though, and hasn't really crossed the MoralEventHorizon yet. He also has regular sessions with the ship psychiatrist.²** Prowl ends up as this as well. While some of his crimes were committed while he was being mind controlled by Bombshell, he'd switched from ByTheBookCop to WellIntentionedExtremist before then, and unlike Whirl he has crossed the MoralEventHorizon. After circumstances forced Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Mirage, and Sunstreaker to merge with him to form Optimus Maximus, Prime threw him in prison as soon as they'd separated.²** Brainstorm, too. During the War, he would come up with absurdly over-the-top weapons ''just to {{Troll}} the ethics committee'', and has a certain lack of regard for Cybertronian life (when one of the Duobots was killed in an accident, he snarked that it'd be easier to tell them apart now). [[spoiler:He's also technically a Decepticon double agent, in that he's trading Autobot secrets for the resources to build the time machine he hopes to use to prevent the War.]]²* Loki "Trust me! I'm the God of Lies!" Laufeysson in the Danish comic ''ComicBook/{{Valhalla}}'', based on Myth/NorseMythology. Mostly saved from being hateful by being comically inept.²* The Comedian of ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', who even went as far as to try to rape one of the other members of the team. Whether or not the other members are any better than the criminals they go after is debatable (excepting both Nite Owls, whose biggest flaw in both cases is being largely ineffective), but The Comedian is definitely the worst of them and seems to thrive on torturing and killing people. He even kills a pregnant woman ([[MoralEventHorizon carrying his own child!]]) back in Vietnam. He's also more or less the exact opposite of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica (consider his stars-and-stripes patriotic outfit), inverted on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism.²* Ladytron in various incarnations of ''ComicBook/WildCATS''. An extremely powerful and volatile cyborg, she was mostly recruited onto the team because the alternative is ''not'' having her on your side. It took weeks of holographic simulations to break her down into a somewhat manageable, not-so-murderous state, but she's still only "good" in name and because her teammates force her to be.²%%* Princess Lucinda for the line-up of the second volume of ''ComicBook/WitchGirlsTales''.²* [[BeastMan Feral]] from the first ''ComicBook/XForce'' team fit the bill perfectly. She was a FaceHeelTurn waiting to happen (and it eventually did).²* The ''Comicbook/XMen'' like this.²** ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} has been on the team at least twice (though one of those times it was a situation where they didn't want to kill him, but didn't trust anyone else to deal with him - he was an involuntary teammate).²** Special mention to Sabretooth serving as this ''even on a team of [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]'' during the early–'00s ''Weapon X'' series.²** Juggernaut, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, ComicBook/{{Mystique}}... at least Juggernaut and Magneto went to genuine {{Heel Face Turn}}s.²* In ''ComicBook/XStatix'', there was a bizarre inversion-subversion mix with Arnie Lundberg, the Mysterious Fan Boy, as a token ''good'' teammate in a team made up of people who don't care about morality at all. Arnie is an idealistic kid who believes being a hero is its own reward, and as such is easily the most moral member of the team ''ever''. He's also easily the one who has inspired the most fear, having terrorized his hometown with his RealityWarper powers with a total lack of remorse. Eventually friend of the team Lacuna takes it upon herself to kill him before he can cause any more harm.²* Also X-related, [[ComicBook/IllyanaRasputin Magik]] from the ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' spent her whole time on the team battling her demonic side, but that didn't stop her from being the first to suggest killing some bad guys. When the other kids would tell her they don't kill, she would compromise by sending the villain to Hell.²--> "[[BlackComedyRape She is not to be physically harmed S'ym. Beyond that, use your imagination]]." -- following the team's capture of ComicBook/TheEnchantress.²** An adult version of Magik from an alternate universe filled this role for a while in ''Comicbook/{{Exiles}}''.²* ''ComicBook/YoungAvengers'':²** The 'Team Sociopath,' Tommy Shepard AKA Speed. He is the kinda-sorta brother of ComicBook/{{Wiccan}}, the team wizard.²** There was also a downplayed variety with [[ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery Kid Loki]]. [[spoiler: Or rather, considering it was a personality copy of old ComicBook/{{Loki}}, one of the biggest bad guys in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, in the body of his younger self, straight token evil teammate. To make things more complicated Loki definitely thought himself evil and was the source of around 80% of the team's problems (but only half of that was deliberate, he had [[MadGod issues]])... but he also [[ConscienceMakesYouGoBack failed at evil miserably]] saving their asses more than once.]]²* ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' has Psi-Fire, easily the most amoral member of either team. In the first issue, he makes dictator [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Hassan]] [[UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein Kussein]]'s [[YourHeadASplode head explode]] and his teammates react with "Oh no, not again." Very soon into the ''Team Youngblood'' comic he makes an outright FaceHeelTurn.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Strips]]²* ''ComicStrip/HsuAndChan'': Though Hsu and Chan aren't exactly the most moral duo, Gila Mobster fits this role perfectly in their misadventures, using methods which the title brothers insist that he keep to himself. He's also carrying out several odd jobs for local mafias and corporations, which actually leads to him trying to murder Hsu in ''Brand Loyalty''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* In the mass [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] crossover ''[[ Fantasia Crisis]]'', Helga Sinclair of ''WesternAnimation/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' is initially dismissed by most of her ‘teammates’ when they learn about her role in the near-destruction of Atlantis, but Simba- essentially the team’s leader- is still willing to treat Helga as an ally as he acknowledges that there is a part of her that wants to be better, with the others eventually accepting her again. ²* Lucius Malfoy ends up working for Hermione Granger in ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor''. That does not mean he has any sort of moral compass — he's just obeying because Voldemort is out of the picture and ''she'' has got enough on him to send him to Azkaban if he disobeys.²* ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'' has Jadeite as both a straight example, and as something of an inversion. As part of his ''Literature/ShadesOfGrey'' theme, he learns empathy and gains a more uplifting world outlook due to Mercury's influence. Regardless, he is by far the most straightforward, pragmatic, and blunt of Ami's advisors in regards to her goals and resorts to [[CombatPragmatist dubious methods]] at times if the situation warrants it.²* [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Mana Ryougi]] is this to ''Fanfic/TheEmiyaClan''. She, like her mother, had a very skewed morality, but unlike her mother, she mostly works as a contract assassin, trading blood for money with few restrictions. The others have mixed feelings about her. [[BlackKnight Kiri]] and [[ChurchMilitant Aleksi]] have issues with her lack of loyalty to any particular cause and her willingness to interfere with them if she is paid to. On the other hand, [[{{Ninja}} Touma]] idolizes and respects her for her efficiency, iron will, and dedication to standards that she hammered into him when she trained him as an assassin. Everyone else is somewhere in between.²* In ''FanFic/ThatEpicPlan'' Beyond Birthday is this for the Kira Taskforce-at least in ''theory''. In practice he's Light's [[TheDragon Dragon]].²* ''FanFic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons'' has the AxCrazy [[TheBerserker berserker]] Rampage and the tormented RogueDrone Lacunae.²* {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in the Series/DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}}'' where the VillainProtagonist - AxCrazy SerialKillerKiller Captain June Harper - is ''in charge'' of the team rather than any of the {{Hero Protagonist}}s. {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in that the {{Hero Protagonist}}s are on the run from the universe's various law enforcement agencies for the fact that they are aiding and abetting a [[SuperVillain super-powered serial killer]].²* In the fanfic ''The Misadventures of Cell and Frieza'', the eponymous duo become this in order to [[spoiler: defeat Majin Buu. However, this is mainly because they want to destroy the Earth and the Z-fighters themselves]].²* Ike of the Pokémon fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Pedestal}}'' first met the protagonists by attacking the narrator and ferociously declaring that he would rip them to shreds. After joining the party, he still plans to murder Namnar after a certain period of time, and after years of working with Des and Carlita, still comes very close to attacking them. Eventually, Ike morphs into a SourSupporter.²* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/OldWest'', Rattlesnake Jake is [[RecruitingTheCriminal hired]] by Sheriff Rango to help in protecting the town of Mud against the initially unknown threat. The [[TheDreaded notorious Grim Reaper]] wouldn't otherwise care for the job if he hadn't been lately between jobs, and he makes it clear from the start that no-one should come between him and his targets. While Jake honors his contract and gradually shows his softer side to Grace Glossy and her son, he remains more volatile and homicidal than the rest of the heroes.²%%* Makuhita of the fanfic ''The Retelling Of Pokemon Colosseum'' is '''''definitely''''' an example.²* ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'': Sailor Mars was originally a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold slightly bitchy]] [[{{Miko}} Shinto priestess]]/ActionGirl. Now she's an AxCrazy {{Goth}} EmoTeen [[AcceptableReligiousTargets Satanist]]. She makes no bones about her various attempts to kill [[TheFool Serena]] and regularly alludes to mass ({{offs|tageVillainy}}creen) sacrifice of her [[ReligionOfEvil temple's]] patrons. During her off-duty hours she regularly abuses drugs, [[TooKinkyToTorture gets off on enemy attacks]] and [[DrivenToSuicide fantasizes about dying horribly]] [[AHellOfATime and spending eternity in hell]]. [[EnsembleDarkhorse And the viewers went]] ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse wild]]''.²* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames''/''Series/{{Angel}}'' crossover "[[ Demon's Games]]", Alma Coin is this for District Thirteen; while Angel and Illyria are officially in charge of the District, Coin is basically third-in-command due to her magical abilities, often encouraging a more ruthless approach even if she defers to Angel's recommendations so far. ²* ''FanFic/SlightlyAltered'' has Azurai, who only helps Buwaro friends [[spoiler: find their missing family members]] because Buwaro's his adoptive son. While he's nowhere near as bad as his canon self, he's still done some truly horrible things [[spoiler: like murdering Buwaro's parents, hence why the kid's adopted in the first place]].²* ''FanFic/StallionsofHarmonyVerse'' has Sunset Shimmer being this towards Twilight Sparkle and Moondancer. When they got themselves into trouble, she was going to shift all the blame on herself, because everypony will blame her anyway. Twilight objects to that idea and reassures her that they are in this together.²* In ''Fanfic/TheSecretKeeper'' sequel ''The Wisdom Seeker'', in keeping with her status as the 'ruthless' Cullen in canon, Rosalie is the only Cullen who is considered for Slytherin (Alice, Edward and Emmett are automatically sorted to Gryffindor and Jasper is considered for Ravenclaw), but Harry assures Rosalie that just having those traits doesn’t make her a bad person.²* ''Fanfic/TDWTReducksRedux'': Duncan for Team Victory in the fic's version of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour''. Whereas all the other five members are known for being kind and caring people (Lindsay, DJ, Bridgette, and to a lesser extent, Harold and Leshawna), Duncan is an out-and-out {{jerkass}} who antagonizes most of his teammates (especially Harold).²* Averted in the fic ''[[ Things Skippy the Dwarf can't do in the dungeon]]'', the other party members won't let Skippy use this as an excuse to do evil things.²-->''I was not placed in charge of the prisoners so that I could slaughter them and "the paladin wouldn’t get his hands dirty."'' ²* In ''Fanfic/TheUniversiad'', the Office of Special Resources is viewed as this InUniverse by some of the Forum's members or its allies who disapprove of TheUnfettered extents to which they are willing to go to protect and advance the Forum.²* The Team mage in ''FanFic/{{Wardens}}'' not only could care less about his fellow wardens and often sits back and lets them struggle...he actively murders other soldiers on a whim or turns them into bombs regardless of if they were dying or not. A very literal BloodKnight if you will.²* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark:'' Hans and his band of criminals are this for ''all of Nohr.'' Even when using them, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Garon]] shows absolute contempt for their methods, and afterward gives Corrin his full blessing to kill Hans should they ever cross paths again now that he's no longer necessary to his plans.²* In ''[[ Blood Man Luffy]]'' both Gin and Alvida are former members of far more ruthless pirate crews than the Straw Hats and it frequently shows. Gin immediately threatens to shoot Tashigi when she's taken hostage (though given his torture at marine hands, it's not surprising) and while Sanji only incapacitates Wapol's men, Alvida kills the ones she fights. To a lesser extent, Alvida's reasoning for wanting Robin as a crew member qualifies as well. While some don't want Robin to join due to how dangerous she is, Alvida's happy to have her on board ''because'' she's dangerous and thus useful. On the flip side, both Gin and Alvida are the most loyal to Luffy in the sense they don't question his orders and don't tolerate insubordination from others. When Sanji jokingly suggest [[ItMakesSenseInContext replacing Luffy with a cactus]], both remark that inciting mutiny is punishable by death.²* ''[[ The Dragon King]]'': ²** Unlike his son Snotlout, who has doubts about being chief and the mistreatment of his cousin, his father Spitelout is, well ''spiteful''. When he, Snotlout, Stoick and Astrid are rescued by Hiccup, Spitelout is the only one who stays antagonistic against Hiccup all the way through, claiming that he's leading them into a trap the entire time. ²** Marva is an out and proud fan of Drago, so much so that she is insubordinate and rebellious to all of her father's decisions. When she volunteers for dragon training, she refuses to cooperate and listen to Hiccup, going on about how Drago's [[GoodTamingEvilTaming "beat the dog till it stops barking" approach to dragon training]] is superior and nearly gets everyone killed when she [[spoiler:tries taming a wild Screaming Death this way.]] This reaches its apex when she betrays all of the clans and joins up with Drago.²* Deconstructed and lampshaded in ''[[ The Beginning of the End]]'' when, after hearing that [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander and Willow]] have been planning to RapePillageAndBurn Sunnydale and TakeOverTheWorld for over a decade, Faith wonders why she's the evil one (even discounting Xander's and Willow's plans, Spike and Anya have done far worse than she has). Buffy responds that she tried to kill Angel, but Xander says that's a plus so it breaks even with Faith trying to kill him. Buffy's rebuttal that Faith tried to kill her is ignored on the basis that almost everyone present has tried that, and one of the ones who didn't at least threatened to.²* In ''Fanfic/WhatMightHaveBeen'', Jasper joins the rebellion not out of any belief towards the Crystal Gems ethos or the sanctity of the Earth, but out of loyalty to her diamond. Because of this, she has a bad habit of trying to enforce Homeworld's rules when around something that contradicts it, like insulting Amethyst's off-color physiology or wanting Garnet to unfuse, only for Rose to scold her for it.²* The whole point of ''[[ Wilhuff Tarkin, Hero of the Rebellion]]'': Tarkin is still a manipulative sociopath and [[FantasticRacism a human-centric speciesist]], if [[PragmaticVillain a very pragmatic one]], and only joined the fight against the Empire because he has learned the truth about the Emperor and [[EveryoneHasStandards he's appalled at him causing a galactic-scale war and the death of billions just to satisfy his ambitions and fulfill a vendetta on the Jedi]], [[ProperlyParanoid who had very good reasons to be paranoid against the Sith]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Animation]]²* Mittens from ''WesternAnimation/{{Bolt}}'' is an example [[spoiler:only in the title dog's mind]], but she sure plays the role to its hilt.²* Xibalba, of the three main Gods in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''. He won't hesitate to indirectly ruin the lives of innocent mortals if it somehow benefits him. [[spoiler:He changes by the end]].²* Diego the Saber-tooth from the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' franchise, which is not surprising given that he's the ''only predator'' amongst the heroes, and an Apex one, no less. However, his ruthlessness is mostly an InformedAttribute, and he doesn't live up to his species' fearsome reputation as much. ²* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water]]'', [[spoiler:Plankton, being a superhero, is fighting alongside the protagonists in the climax. After they beat Burgerbeard, he has the chance to take the formula for himself. He does consider it, but ultimately gives it back to Krabs. Granted once [=SpongeBob=] returns the group home, he back to his usual villainy but by this point, it's just routine]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'':²** Archer Maggott is a bigoted, psychotic, woman-hating, murdering rapist, and Major Reisman knows it. But given that Maggott is also a trained G.I., and the operation needs all the help it can get, Reisman retains his services. Maggott doesn't mind volunteering for the mission once he realizes it could save him from the hangman. [[spoiler: Ultimately he goes completely insane, attempts to kill his teammates, and almost sabotages the entire operation, but for a while at least he was a warm body with a machine gun.]]²** Victor Franko is a member of the Mafia (and a convicted murderer), has no respect for authority, and makes several attempts to escape and/or undermine Reisman's authority. [[spoiler: He got better, though]].²* In ''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising'':²-->'''Sorceress:''' I am not evil! I'm ChaoticNeutral!\²'''Everyone:''' ''(deadpan)'' You are evil\²'''Paladin:'''...and a whore.²* The ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' are an [[AntiHeroTeam Anti-Hero Team]], but Rocket stands out as the most bloodthirsty and amoral. ²* The ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' series features two Evil Teammates. ²** Even after it comes to light that Allison Doody's character Elsa Schneider in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' is with the bad guys, there's still some teamwork between her and both Indy and his father. ²** It's pretty well established that Creator/RayWinstone's character Mac in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' is this, but Indy takes him along for the ride anyways.²%%* Ed Harris' character in ''Film/NationalTreasure2BookOfSecrets''.²* Zed [=McGlunk=] in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' franchise; a criminal-turned-cop. He was the main villain of the second movie, yet he becomes a police officer in all later installments, and remains kind of crazy and violent.²* "Ogre" in the ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'' franchise. Starts as a bully like all the other Jocks, but then eventually defects and join the Tri-Lambdas (the Nerds), yet he's still rude, tough and by far the most menacing of the Nerds.²* Hannibal Lecter acts this way to both Clarice Starling in ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' and [[Film/{{Manhunter}} Will]] [[Film/RedDragon Graham]]²* [[TheEvilPrince Loki]] becomes this for Thor and his friends in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', when they need his help to escape Asgard without the Bifrost. This also applies even more obviously for his role in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.²* Ajax in ''Film/TheWarriors'' fits this role in so many ways. He was recruited for his brute strength and fighting ability, he's a lecher and potential rapist, he threatens to become the EvilChancellor, and he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold unexpectedly good-hearted]] [[PetTheDog toward weaker members of the gang]].²* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':²** In ''Film/XMen1'', Sabretooth's one the few pure evil members of the Brotherhood unlike the others who are simply {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s.²** In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Erik is part of Charles' team primarily because he has a personal grudge against Shaw, and views the youngsters' mutant powers as useful tools to topple the BigBad. At the end Erik tells his foe that he agrees entirely with Shaw's ideas, with only the personal matter standing in the way. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* By the end of the series, Rachel from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' considers herself this. She started out loving the fighting and adrenaline rush and ended up the go-to kid for death threats and assassination.²-->"They needed me to be the bad guy. And I needed them to be the good guys. Because if they were good guys, and I was on their side, then that meant that I was a good guy too. Even if I was different."²* In ''[[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Azure Bonds]]'', the red dragon Mist is this, but as Akabar notes, Mist's evil was rather petty, especially compared to that of the vile god [[EldritchAbomination Moander]], whom [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Mist laid down her life to destroy]]. Olive Ruskettle, however, is a much more serious example, as she does betray the heroes, although she eventually pulls a HeelFaceTurn.²* ''Literature/BestServedCold'' has the MasterPoisoner Morveer play this role in the band of anti-heroes led by revenge-seeking mercenary Monza. While everyone on the team is shady, and Monza starts out as a borderline VillainProtagonist, Morveer is an outright [[TheSociopath sociopath]] totally lacking in morals or a sense of loyalty, and [[InsufferableGenius very unpleasant]] [[SmugSnake to be around]] to boot. His status is made very clear when after tasked to poison a banker, he decides to do so by poisoning ledgers- and in order to make sure he reaches his target, he decides to poison ''all of the ledgers'' in the bank, killing dozens of innocent people. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood He cannot understand why anyone on the team would have a problem with this]], [[JerkassHasAPoint especially given their overall lack of morality]].²%%* [[spoiler: Ridley]] for a short time in the ''Literature/TheCasterChronicles'' second book, ''Beautiful Darkness''.²* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'' introduces Dr. Hix, the Unseen University Professor of Necromanc-- no, I'm sorry, ''[[InsistentTerminology Post-Mortem Communications]]''. By university statute he is required to commit [[PokeThePoodle acts of moderate evil]] on a regular basis, which makes him the Faculty's designated DeadpanSnarker. The position of Official Dark Wizard exists in order to have someone who can deal with ''un''official dark wizards. With fireballs.²** Hix was first introduced in ''Literature/MakingMoney'', but as he wasn't yet on the University Council, his acceptable level of rule-breaking was much lower and he still spelled his name "[[XMakesAnythingCool Hicks]]."²* Raistlin Majere from ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Chronicles''. Although he quit the party some time around his FaceHeelTurn.²* Nomax from ''Literature/DragonsLexiconTriumvirate'', always seems to be the one who wants to kill things, and it's not a big surprise when he turns out to betray the rest of them.²* Although he's not evil, Mundungus Fletcher from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is a criminal and a con artist. He was disliked by the other members of the Order of the Phoenix because he was considered untrustworthy. He did [[spoiler:eventually end up stealing from a member of the Order, and unwittingly giving a horcrux over to Dolores Umbridge]]. He also abandoned Mad-Eye Moody during battle, [[spoiler:possibly causing the latter's death]].²* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', the gangster Johnny Marcone is this. Although he runs a criminal empire, and has no qualms about killing most people in cold blood, he is practical, cunning and often works with Harry, in one case saving his life. Given that he WouldntHurtAChild, and keeps his word, Harry has a hard time seeing him as a monster. And we see in ''Literature/GhostStory'' that he goes much further [[spoiler: by funding an organization devoted to defending Chicago]].²** Lea. Especially in ''Literature/{{Changes}}''. [[spoiler: Turning everyone into hounds, ambushing fellow teammates, reminiscing fondly over past human sacrifices, all while greedily eyeing the Swords]], she plays the role to perfection.²** Harry himself frequently angsts that HE is the token evil teammate while working with the Knights of the Cross... not entirely without justification. For instance, consider his unapologetic beatdown of Quintus Cassius with a baseball bat in ''Literature/{{Death Masks}}'' [[spoiler: after Cassius gave up his Coin.]] This tendency towards self-doubt goes up to 11 after he takes up the mantle of Winter Knight.²* In the ''[[Literature/{{Shannara}} Druid of Shannara]]'', Pe Ell plays this to Quickening's group, specifically inducted into the group because he was evil enough to bring about Quickening's necessary death.²* By ''[[Literature/{{Daemon}} Freedom]]'', Loki/Gragg realises that he has become this, since the Darknet community has largely evolved beyond its early disaffected-and-misfits days to encompass many normal people and has little need of sociopathic hatchetmen like himself.²* In the tenth ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' novel, [[spoiler: Kimidori revives AxCrazy Ryoko Asakura]] because "Your potential usefulness was marginally greater than the threat you present."²* In the first ''Literature/{{NERDS}}'' book, Jackson Jones sort of counts, considering he was against the nerds before getting his braces, and being the only on a team of nerds to have been popular at one point.²* [[spoiler:Mogget the white cat/albino dwarf]] from Creator/GarthNix's ''Literature/OldKingdom'' Trilogy, actually a powerful Free Magic elemental that attempts to kill the nearest Abhorsen whenever he is freed from his binding. He frequently travels with and helps the protagonists in his bound form (though sometimes, especially during the last book, his motives and loyalties seem questionable). Still, he does come through for the good guys in the end [[spoiler:when he lends much-needed assistance to bind Orannis, because he just loves the living world too much]].²%%* Lohan in the final ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' book, ''Oblivion''. Scott to a minor extent too.²* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Tybalt, who is a JerkAss at best. [[spoiler: Reynard's continued association with him in book three is a pretty big red flag that all is not well]].²* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Robb Stark has one in the form of the cruel and ruthless Roose Bolton, who's more than willing to use monsters like [[PsychoForHire the Brave Companions]] and allows his soldiers to RapePillageAndBurn freely. He even goes as far as to [[spoiler:turn against Robb purely out of opportunism at the Red Wedding, with his forces joining the massacre of his former allies and him personally killing his former king]].²** The Lannisters had a bit of this (from the Starks' perspective, at least), since they killed Mad King Aerys and (most of) his children and family, directly or indirectly. Ned admits that [[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork it had to happen]], but still views them with suspicion. Tywin remarks that he invoked this deliberately; the family took so long to pick a side that they had to leave no doubt as to whether they had truly abandoned the old regime. The situation is... a bit more complicated than that, but the Lannisters are [[RoyallyScrewedUp not exactly nice]]. And [[AmbitionIsEvil not exactly teammates]] anymore either.²* Lokor in ''Literature/StarTrekKlingonEmpire''. Of all the Klingons who consistently follow Klag's authority and have yet to pull a FaceHeelTurn, Lokor is basically the one guy who has the fewest scruples in screwing people over to get them to toe the line and not buck the system, and most of his methods are disturbing in their effectiveness. On the other hand, he's also unbelievably useful and indispensable to the point that Klag trusts him implicitly.²* The aptly-named Cat Evil of ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle''. While some members of the Red Company are crass and unpleasant to be around, he's an outright mysoginist, and at one point threatens to rape Blanche before Wilful Murder and Cully show up to make sure he doesn't do anything irreversible.²* In ''Literature/TheYearOfRogueDragons'', Brimstone become one for the heroic party when they're forced into an alliance with him.²* In ''Literature/TheSaxonStories'', King Alfred's nobles include one Uhtred, known as "Uhtred the Wicked". He's a savage brute, a Pagan who despises Christianity and loves their Viking enemies, and hugely arrogant. He several times murders unarmed priests (and boasts about it), beats and disowns his own son for being a Christian, professes to hate Alfred himself (although in time he comes to respect him), and likes to spend his spare time raiding, pillaging, and killing anyone who annoys him. He's only tolerated because he's a terrifyingly skilled warrior and brilliant general. Oh yes, and he's the hero of the series.²* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'':²** The Undersiders are {{Villain Protagonist}}s, but for the most part are {{Noble Demon}}s. Then there's Regent, a sociopathic DeadpanSnarker who's a multiple-murderer, former rapist, and [[LackOfEmpathy entirely incapable of remorse]] except in the most abstract sense.²** For the Wards, this would be Shadow Stalker. For one thing, [[spoiler: she's Sophia Hess, one of the bullies who made Taylor's life at school hell]]. On top of that, she's only on the team because her early career as a vigilante was violent as hell, and it was this or jail. Even ''then'', she's all too willing to use lethal ammo in the field, and her internal monologue in one chapter indicates that she's still happy to take out criminals who won't be missed if she's sure the forensics won't be traced back to her.²* In ''Literature/AndIDarken'', [[TrueCompanions Lada, Mehmed, and Radu]] grow up in a world of GreyAndGrayMorality that forces them to grow up and [[TitleDrop grow darker]] fast. [[BreakTheCutie Radu]] has become a ManipulativeBastard and [[WellIntentionedExtremist Mehmed]] entertains ambitions of being the YoungConqueror, but both men value human life, aren't unnecessarily cruel, and are generally good people, even though their ambitions and the situations they're in cause them to do bad things. Lada separates herself from them with her total disregard for nearly all morality in the [[AmbitionIsEvil face of her goals]] and goes from a violent, bullying PragmaticHero to a whole other level of darkness, personally [[MoralEventHorizon breaking her own codes]] several times: killing good men for political gain, having innocent children murdered, and encouraging Mehmed to [[spoiler: legalize the killings of all the [[SpareToTheThrone brothers of the sultan when the sultan comes to power, after they learn that his mother has already had Mehmed's baby brother murdered,]] ]] aware that it will cause the death of one of his own sons someday. Radu and Mehmed still regard her as part of TheTeam, and she is willing to do what they won't.²* In ''Literature/RiverOfTeeth'', Adelia Reyes seems like the stock EmotionlessGirl who is hired to overlook the operation, but not only is she the only one on the team to actually be a known murderer (among various levels of outlaws and criminals) and a contract killer, [[spoiler:she is also being paid by Travers to kill the other team members]].²* In the Literature/CthulhuMythos, most of the Outer Gods are either ambivalent or disinterested in humanity, or dormant in eternal slumber, and with what could best be described as BlueAndOrangeMorality. Nyarlathotep is the one that is neither, being a BlackSheep who is not only active and has human-like morality, but loves to screw around in mankind's affairs and drive people insane because [[ItAmusedMe it's funny to him]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Series/{{Alias}}'': Sydney's mother, among others like Sark.²* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'': Tyr was less "evil" and more a consummate pragmatist who very openly was on his own side but smart enough to know which side of his toast was buttered. He did his level best to make himself invaluable ''and'' tried to sell out the ship/crew at least once per episode. It helps that [[PlanetOfHats Nietzschian pragmatism]] can be used to justify ''any'' action. Even Beka Valentine, a Han Solo-esque rogue, had far more loyalty and backbone. But then, Tyr was himself inspired by Avon from ''Series/BlakesSeven''.²* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':²** [[EldritchAbomination Illyria]], in season 5, hangs out with the main cast because she's been denied the power to TakeOverTheWorld, and isn't really sure what to do with herself otherwise. Occasionally she helps them out. Though she sometimes seems to be [[NobleDemon more closely aligned to the heroes than she claims]].²** Connor fits this in season 4, alongside being the TagalongKid, due to his unstable nature.²* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Tom Zarek of the re-imagined show likes to portray himself as a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity staunch defender of the little guy]], who had to resort to extreme measures to try to empower his disenfranchised people, and yet ordered things like bombing convention centers, tried to have the president assassinated when there were less than 50,000 known survivors of humanity, ran an illegal black market which had previously included the exploitation of children, and had sold his position numerous times. While he does seem genuine in at least some of his outspokenness, the fact that he could be blackmailed with this information says something about his character. And then, well... let's say season 4 gets a lot more definite on the subject of his character.²* ''Series/BlakesSeven'': As referenced in the ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' example above, Avon might just be the prototypical sci-fi evil teammate: [[TallDarkAndSnarky snarky]], argumentative, cynical, and in favor of self-preservation over doing the right thing. He repeatedly claims that he’d sell out the rest of the crew in a heartbeat if it was to his benefit. It’s not clear how much of his attitude [[HiddenHeartOfGold is a bluff]], but he certainly is more… morally pragmatic than Blake is. Avon is a bit of an odd example because [[spoiler:after season two, he’s the ''protagonist'']]. In fact, the only thing that stops him from leaving the Liberator is the Liberator. [[spoiler: In the final episode of season 2, he tells Blake he's done with Blake's revolution and will only help if he is given Liberator. Blake agrees and Avon is content enough to follow Blake on what could easily be a suicide mission.]]²* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': ²** Spike has been nearly every level of this. He started on the road with the one time team up variety. When he got a [[RestrainingBolt chip]] put in his head to prevent him from hurting humans, he joined the Scoobies as the Token Evil Teammate, since killing demons was the only way he could get his kicks. This didn't stop him from working with Adam or being a general asshole - they only kept him around because he was occasionally useful and they didn't want to kill someone physically incapable of fighting back.²** Faith believes that her Slayer powers give her the right to steal and generally run amok (eventually leading to the accidental death of a person). She soon goes from Token Evil Teammate to straight villain and TheDragon for [[BigBad Mayor Wilkins]].²** Anya's pining for her lost vengeance demon powers and lack of sympathy for humans qualified her as an Evil Teammate to begin with. Soon enough, though, she was just as goody-goody as the rest of the group, just odd.²%%* ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'': During his stay on the series, Cole Turner filled this role on a few occasions.²* ''Series/{{Community}}'': From time to time Pierce Hawthorne fills this role. Chang sometimes does too. For example, when Pierce endangered Annie's anti-drug play, it was Chang who saved it.²* ''[[Series/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths2019 Crisis on Infinite Earths]]'': Lex Luthor of Earth-38 is able to replace the Superman of Earth-96 as one of the Seven Paragons who are needed to restore reality after the destruction of the Multiverse, the other Paragons being clear heroes such as the Flash, White Canary, Supergirl, Batwoman, and the Martian Manhunter, and formerly-normal human Ryan Choi. ²* ''Series/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous'': Being an {{Expy}} of Dr Smith, Brad Spitfire from this French-Canadian science-fiction comedy fits this trope completely: cowardly, greedy, power-hungry, Nazi-loving and all-in-all hated by every other member, the only reason he hasn't been ThrownOutTheAirLock by now is because he is the only scientist on board, and his skills are greatly needed.²* ''Series/DeusSalveORei'': Brice serves as this among the witch trio. While [[ActionGirl Selene]] and [[CuteWitch Agnes]] are heroic witches willing to use their powers to help people, Brice is an amoral [[HornyDevils succubus-like witch]] that loves targeting men in order to steal their life-force. Despite their drastic differences, Brice is compelled to help and protect her fellow witches due to having witnessed so many of their kind burned at the stake.²* ''Series/DoctorWho'':²** Snarky, cynical Turlough is like this to the affable and vulnerable Fifth Doctor after making a deal with the Black Guardian to assassinate the Doctor. He redeems himself in the end,[[note]]after half a season of plotting,[[/note]] but throughout his run as a companion he's just as liable to run away or betray the Doctor as he is to heroically rescue his friends, and even strangers.²** The Doctor himself started out as Token Evil Teammate, and the First Doctor's character arc is about him shifting from NeutralEvil to ChaoticGood.²** The future Doctors seem to consider the War Doctor this in "The Day of the Doctor", when considering the Doctors as a "team" rather than one man. After TheReveal [[spoiler:that he didn't actually destroy Gallifrey but helped save it, however due to TimeyWimeyBall he forgot it, he is forgiven. Just before that 10 and 11, after spending some time with him, admit he wasn't as bad as they thought]].²** Not surprisingly the Master becomes this when circumstances dictate he and the Doctor work together, like when he accidentally set loose a field of entropy that threatened to destroy the universe but his skills were needed to stop it.²** [[spoiler:Missy]] serves this role in the Twelfth Doctor's final season, initially just offering advice, but after [[spoiler:being released from the Vault and rescuing the Doctor and Bill from Mars]], providing technical support and maintenance [[spoiler:aboard the TARDIS]].²** River Song is pretty insistent that she's this; she calls herself a psychopath, even though she has plenty of empathy and pulled a HeroicSacrifice in her first appearance. She ''is'' the most violent of the Doctor's companions, and has a reputation that matches his own.²--->'''Dalek:''' [[AC: You will be exterminated.]]\²'''River:''' Not yet. Your systems are still restoring, which means your shield density is compromised. One alpha-meson burst through your eye-stalk would kill you stone dead.\²'''Dalek:''' [[AC: Records indicate you will show mercy. You are an associate of the Doctor's.]] \²'''River:''' [[BadassBoast I'm River Song. Check your records again.]]\²''[beat]''\²'''Dalek:''' [[AC: [[OhCrap Mercy?]]]]\²'''River:''' Say it again?\²'''Dalek:''' [[AC: Mercy!!]]\²'''River:''' One. More. Time.\²'''Dalek:''' [[AC: [[RuleOfThree Mercyyyyy!!!]]]]\²''[a few minutes later]''\²'''Amy:''' What happened to the Dalek?\²'''River:''' It died.²* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Everyone is quite morally ambiguous--especially by the final season. However, in that season, '''[[spoiler:Scorpius]]''' definitely qualifies. Earlier on, there's Rygel, who constantly tries to sell out and undermine the rest of the team and unashamedly jumps on any opportunity for profit. ²* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Jayne is very much this for the main characters. He always points out when they're about to do something [[HonorBeforeReason more honorable than profitable]] and was a prime example of RecruitingTheCriminal... well, enemy criminal. He's OnlyInItForTheMoney, and is probably the staunchest proponent for getting rid of the Tams, though the one time he tried to do so in "Ariel", he got betrayed by the guy he worked with and almost got ThrownOutTheAirlock for it by a furious Mal. Also, in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', after River gets triggered and Mal still keeps her on the ship, Jayne tries to kill her in order to get the Alliance off their backs. However, Jayne definitely shows that he has good in him. Whether it be his shame of betraying Simon and River after Mal was about to throw him out of the airlock (it wasn't just fear but legitimate shame), or him eventually advocating in favor of doing the right thing near the end of ''Film/{{Serenity}}''.²* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ²** House Bolton were definitely this for the North when they were fighting alongside the Starks. Roose Bolton's EstablishingCharacterMoment is him encouraging Robb to start torturing prisoners for information as well as executing them, with some hints that he'd have them flayed. Deconstructed, because as it turns out, having a person that openly lacks any morals on your side just gives him the chance to betray you when you begin to show weakness and can't win a war. Even before the War of Five Kings the Boltons were seen as this to the North, though Ned Stark tried to get them to calm down by outlawing flaying. It didn't work.²** Rickard Karstark takes over for Roose Bolton as this in Season 3, due to child murder. As mentioned above, this is ultimately subverted, by Bolton himself, who (perhaps unsurprisingly) turns out to be even eviller in "The Rains of Castamere", and gets a KlingonPromotion to Warden of the North in the package. At least the Karstarks never killed their King.²** Locke and his men exemplify, like the soldiers that Brienne killed in the Season 2 finale, that not all those on the DesignatedHero side of the Starks are good men. These are Stark counterparts to the Mountain and his men.²** Joffrey Baratheon to his siblings Tommen and Myrcella, who ironically are the Token Good Teammates of their family.²* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Santana has increasingly become this in the second season. Quinn can flip in and out of this role.²* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'': From the second season on, [[spoiler:Michael is this to Team Cockroach. He's still a devious, torture-loving demon, but at least now he's on the humans' side. At first it's only to save his own ass, but over the course of the second season, he learns what it means to be good, and grows to genuinely love the others. By the end of the season, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and the rest of Team Cockroach accepts him as one of their own]].²* ''Series/GossipGirl'': Chuck Bass is the Token Evil Teammate of the Non-Judging Breakfast Club. True he's [[ThePowerOfLove mellowed]], but a guy who's attempted to rape another team member definitely counts as evil.²* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': ²** Adalind became part of the team after [[spoiler:having Nick's son]]; how much she is less evil than when she was one of the villains is yet to be discovered. ²** Nick's boss, Sean Renard, bounced between being an [[WildCard unreliable but powerful ally]] and being the BigBad who was directly opposing Team Grimm.²* ''Series/{{House}}'': Oddly enough, this show features its ''main character'' Dr. Gregory House as one of these. Whatever his actual moral alignment may be, he's a brilliant diagnostician, but his demeanor is that of a snarky jerkass with an addiction to painkillers, and he's made it quite clear that solving complicated medical mysteries is pretty much just a fun game for him. Failing to save a patient's life is usually more of a blow to his ego than a source of sorrow.²* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Has Barney Stinson, the embodiment of this trope. A [[strike:LadykillerInLove]] [[TheCasanova casanova]] to the extreme who works for MegaCorp, which is implied to have all sorts of really evil things going on with North Korea and even somehow contaminating the drinking water in Lisbon for some reason? Yeah, pretty evil. The other characters [[LampshadeHanging occasionally wonder why they even hang out with Barney]] when he's being exceptionally assholish. The reason, of course, is that [[TrueCompanions he's like family to them]], and no matter how horrible he acts, they can't bear to abandon him, as Ted realized in season 3, and Marshall in season 6.²* ''Series/HumanTarget'': Guerrero. He is intensely loyal to Chance, but that seems to be about it as far as morals go. Threats, torture, murder? Check, check and check. He doesn't look like much, but his name is enough to cause an experienced thief to wet her panties.²* ''Series/ICarly'': Sam. If the plot requires anything that isn't lawful, Sam will suggest it and carry it out.²* The gang from ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' is full of {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s (the [[TokenGoodTeammate least awful one]] being an insane StalkerWithACrush). But Dennis takes the cake. The man has shown [[TheSociopath symptoms of sociopathy]] and some screwed views on consent though he's only implied to be a rapist. He's also implied to be a SerialKiller too.²* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'': Ankh is this to the staff of [[GoodGuyBar Coss Cousier]]. A cocky, self assured PerpetualFrowner [[MonsterOfTheWeek Greeed]], who works with [[TheHero Eiji]] only because he needs [[HenshinHero OOO]] to protect himself from from other Greed. Eiji, [[ObfuscatingStupidity despite]] his [[IdiotHero usual behavior]], is well aware of this and accepts it because he needs ''to be OOO'' to help people and Ankh holds [[TransformationTrinket medals]] needed. Neither of them pretend they won't kill each other the moment this condition passes.²* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'':²** Taiga Hanaya started out like this because even thought he fought the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Bugsters]] just as the other [[DysfunctionJunction Doctor riders]] did, that was the only thing heroic about him. He behaved like a thieving ass, absolutely lacked empathy or consideration for anyone around him and was more of a burden than anything else. Then he got stuck with trolling brat [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Nico Saiba]] and things slowly (very slowly) started to [[CharacterDevelopment get]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold better]] for both of them.²** And by the time Taiga starts improving, the heroes are promptly joined by [[spoiler:Kuroto Dan, the show's first BigBad. Unlike Taiga it's made very clear that he is still the same hammy psychopath with a god complex and no intention of getting any better. But the other villains hijacked his plot and murdered him (he got better), and that is not something he's willing to let them get away with]].²* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'': Cara might qualify as this after her HeelFaceTurn. Although she's extremely loyal to Richard and eventually admits, albeit begrudgingly, that she cares a lot about her teammates, she seems to really enjoy killing and torture, and finds the other characters' displays of love and affection nauseating.²* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': On a team of Superheroes, [[AnIcePerson Leonard Snart/Captain Cold]] and his partner [[{{Pyromaniac}} Mick Rory/Heat Wave]] were both career supervillains before joining the team, and both only joined for the chance to steal priceless artifacts from history. However the first season gives them both a lot of CharacterDevelopment and both eventually develop into more [[AntiHero Anti-Heroic characters]], [[spoiler: and both try to pull a HeroicSacrifice in the second to last episode of the first season, with Snart being MoreHeroThanThou so his [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes partner could survive]]]].²* ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}}'': Ezekiel Jones. He might not be outright evil like the actual villains of the series, but prior to being recruited as a Librarian-in-Training, he was a ([[SmallNameBigEgo self-proclaimed]]) world-class-thief leading an successful criminal life, and hasn't lost the attitude at all upon joining the team. His hacking and break-in skills come in use quite a lot when retrieving magic artifacts, but he's just as likely to pickpocket his friends for his own amusement. He's egotistical, cocky, and mischievous, and the only reason he's even there is not because he wants to help people like the rest of the team, but because [[NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction it's fun and he gets bored easily]]. The other characters find him a little annoying at times, but generally don't mind his immoral ways and don't particularly want him to change. In fact, his evil-ness has even come in handy a couple times, such as when they're dealing with an artifact that makes people evil by turning them into the worst versions of themselves, which [[TheImmune has no effect on him whatsoever]], or when they need someone to act as bait for a monster that goes after people who make {{Badass Boast}}s, which he's always ready to do.²* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': [[MagnificentBastard Ben]] fits this trope in the sixth season. He's still a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative sociopath]], but this time he's on the losties side. Also, Sawyer pretty much filled this role in the first season, or at least he was the token JerkAss.²* ''Series/LostInSpace'': Dr. Smith. While not outright evil, he's propelled largely by self-interest and tends to have such [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter poor judgment]] [[JustEatGilligan it can become a real liability]]. The aborted movie franchise did make Smith substantially more malevolent and intelligent. However, this is really a case of VillainDecay. Early episodes showed him to be much more malevolent and the show itself was much more serious. It quickly devolved into slapstick. Also, in the earlier episodes Smith's unquestionably necessary skills as a doctor prevented the Robinsons from simply flushing him out the airlock, whereas in the later episodes he contributes nothing to the team and all he ever does is get in the way with his self-serving schemes.²* ''Series/{{Luther}}'': Has Alice Morgan, at least after the finale of the first series. Even though Luther's a policeman and she's an unrepentant murderer and [[TheSociopath sociopath]], the two have an understanding and friendship of sorts and are perfectly willing to help each other with their various problems.²* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': Major Charles Winchester. He's not above trying to get something out of his forced residence at the 4077th (especially if it's at the expense of his tent mates), but he does do his best to take care of the patients. Turns into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold later in the series. Also, [[JerkAss Major Frank Burns]] (for whom Winchester was the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute) is a better fit for this trope, given that he actually tried to get Hawkeye ''killed'' at least once (a depth to which Charles would never stoop).²* ''Series/{{Misfits}}'': Nathan isn't quite ''evil'', but he's a bullying, self-obsessed, [[SociopathicHero borderline-sociopathic]] SmallNameBigEgo of epic proportions, who is regularly suggested to have some kind of undiagnosed mental illness.²--> "[[AssholeVictim This is why]] [[GoodThingYouCanHeal people kill you]]."²* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': Jiblets is a character who delights in the suffering of others. When the show is cancelled in the finale, he laments that he's unemployable, and when Mr. Potato Head jokingly says "There's always politics", he quickly regrets it.²* ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Regina and Rumplestiltskin in Season 2. Lampshaded in Season 3 by Emma, who calls Regina a villain but still one that is needed to rescue Henry from Neverland.²* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Shaw as of season 3. She tends to argue the merits of just killing the perps rather than going to the trouble of aiming for non-lethal takedowns and prefers spending time with Bear to the rest of the team. [[spoiler: Root also becomes this somewhat as she is working as an agent of The Machine and will do almost anything it tells her.]]²* ''Series/PrisonBreak'': T-Bag.²* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Rimmer in the first two seasons, although downplayed, since the rest of the cast are [[AntiHero Anti Heroes]] and as a hologram he’s largely impotent. In later seasons he was more like the Token {{Jerkass}} Teammate: cowardly, selfish and rude but not actively malicious.²* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': While not evil per se, Miles certainly is a {{Jerkass}} and an AntiHero. [[spoiler: Major Tom Neville]] is a straight example as of [[Recap/RevolutionS1E16TheLoveBoat episode 16]]. The good news is that he wants to take down Monroe. The bad news is that as his son stated, he doesn't care whose side he's on, as long as people kiss his butt. [[spoiler: [[Recap/RevolutionS1E19ChildrenOfMen Episode 19]] and the [[Recap/RevolutionS1E20TheDarkTower first season finale]] has Tom Neville successfully take over the Monroe militia, while his son Jason doesn't have a clue as to what he should do about this.]]²* ''Series/TheSecretCircle'': Faye from is a SubvertedTrope: she has all the surface traits, but doesn't want to hurt anyone and is scared of losing control of her powers. Jake, on the other hand....²* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'': Todd the Wraith occasionally allies with Atlantis versus Replicators, Genii, other Wraith clans, etc. But he's still a Wraith, meaning that [[OurVampiresAreDifferent his very survival]] requires humans' LifeEnergy.²* ''Series/StargateUniverse'': Dr. Rush is the only person smart enough to help out his crewmates most of the time. Which he stranded them on in the first place. He also is arrogant, doesn't particularly care about what happens to anyone else on the ship and is ''insanely'' dedicated to carrying out ''Destiny''[='s=] mission.²* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':²** Gul Dukat works with the crew of Deep Space Nine and forms a mutual trust with Sisko to eliminate a greater evil far more often than Sisko should trust him. Dukat works under the assumptions that he's a magnanimous leader and charming ladies' man who will swoop in and take back his former glory in due time. His narcissistic tendencies eventually catch up with him and he [[spoiler: eventually teams up with the Dominion and later the Pah-Wraiths]] to perserve his delusions of grandeur.²** Garak also qualifies, given his penchant for lying, previous job as a spy/torturer, and "ends justify the means" attitude. He had no qualms about committing extortion, blackmail, and murder to convince the Romulans to join the Dominion War, and when someone doesn't believe he'd shoot a man [[InTheBack in the back]], his reply is simply, "[[CombatPragmatist It's the safest way, isn't it?]]" Despite all this, he's willing to work with (or manipulate) the heroes to undermine the regime that ousted him. ²* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':²** Season 5 gave us [[TheChessmaster Crowley]], who, while still perfectly willing to kill innocent people and send souls to hell, proved to be a valuable member of Team Free Will. Over time the Winchesters become downright blasé about constantly teaming up with the King of Hell.²** Castiel borders on this through seasons 4-6. While always on the side of good, he is a lot more willing to kill than the Winchesters and at times felt like a KnightTemplar. [[spoiler:He becomes outright evil in the S6 finale, but also ceases being a teammate.]] After his [[spoiler:resurrection]] midway through Season 7, he becomes more of a full-on good guy, arguably moreso than the Winchesters.²** The demon Meg also becomes this after teaming up with Team Free Will against Crowley in Seasons 7 and 8.²* ''Series/{{Survivors}}'': Tom Price in the 2008 remake of this BBC drama, only his position as the Big Guy of The Family has kept the other survivors from killing or permanently banishing him, and even then, only barely.²* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Reprogrammed Terminators like Cameron, Weaver and those employed by the Resistance fit this category to a T. Cold, logical, unstoppable and brutally pragmatic (Cameron would kill anyone she even ''suspects'' of being a threat, and Weaver slaughtered an entire warehouse of people for working for Skynet when John Henry intercepts an unsecure communication) -- be glad they're on our side. Of course, "Sometimes they go bad. No-one knows why."²* ''Series/TheThundermans'': Max, Phoebe's [[EvilTwin fraternal twin brother]], is in a family of superheroes but aspires to be a supervillain up until his eventual HeelFaceTurn.²* ''Series/{{V|2009}}'': Hobbes is a mercenary wanted by the FBI who is forced to join the Fifth Column after the Visitors frame him for a crime he didn't commit... which is not to say that he hasn't also committed other crimes which were just as bad or worse.²* In the ''[[Series/{{V 1983}} V: the Final Battle]]'' mini-series from the 80's, Michael Ironside portrays merc Ham Tyler, whose was initially distrusted by the Resistance as being a warmonger.²* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Damon, in the beginning. He's not even LIKED by most of the team, and the main reasons they keep him around are that he's Stefan's brother, it means they know where he is and he'll lend a hand if it serves his purposes. In Season One, they just had to deal with having him around because he was too strong to fight. In Season Two he's more of a team player, but maybe that's because Bonnie has proven that she could (and almost '''''did''''') kill him if angry enough with him. Also, Elijah joins them in Season 2 despite being rather antagonistic earlier in the season.²* Eli "Weevil" Navarro in ''Series/VeronicaMars'', although not ''really'' evil and having a soft side, of all of Veronica's friends he's a criminal and the leader of a bikers' gang. He rehabilitates at some point on the series [[spoiler:only to be back into crime at the end of the [[Film/VeronicaMars movie]]]].²* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'':²** Shane Walsh in Season 2 and Merle Dixon (when he's with his brother's group) in Season 3. Merle makes a [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn at the last second and goes out like a hero]], while Shane [[spoiler:succumbs to his villainy, tries to kill Rick, and is stabbed by his former best friend as a result]].²** Merle in particular recognizes what it means to be this trope: "[[BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork Maybe these people need someone like me around to do their dirty work. The bad guy]]."²* ''Series/Warehouse13'': [[GenderFlip H.G. Wells]] goes from pure villain to a member of the team. Artie is certain she'll betray them at any moment. And as it stands [[spoiler: he was right. She eventually betrays the group to wield one of the most powerful and destructive artifacts there is that nearly causes a mass earthquake capable of wiping out all life on earth after (in her eyes) seeing the future world decay so horribly over the years from her time]].²* ''Series/WhiteCollar'': Similar to ''House'', the main character (or one of them) is more or less this: Neal Caffrey is a BoxedCrook working with the [[FBIAgent FBI]] in exchange for not being in prison. Subverted inasmuch as Neal shows signs of reform--to say nothing of the fact that, as a good-natured forger and con artist, Caffrey wasn't terribly evil to start with. He is also extremely unwilling to use violence, which is a major factor in what makes him redeemable. ²* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'': She's the main protagonist, namely Alex.²* ''Series/YoungDracula'': Ingrid is this whenever she helps Vlad, which isn't often.²* ''Series/ZNation'': Murphy fills this role for the first two seasons, and the rest of the team is forced to put up with him due to his status as the LivingMacGuffin around which their mission is centered. Though as of season three, [[spoiler:he has fully succumbed to megalomania and TranshumanTreachery to become a full villain]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Myths & Religion]]²* ''Literature/TheBible'':²** King David's nephew, Zeruiah's son Joab, acts this way. Though ostensibly commander of David's army, Joab was doing evil things like disobeying David to kill David's son Absalom (who'd just staged a failed coup) and his intended replacement Amasa. Unlike many examples of the type, he does get killed for it once he outlives his usefulness (and supports a rival of the legitimate heir to the throne).²** In some interpretations, Judas followed Jesus more out of personal ambition than true belief, and he sold Jesus out when things weren't quite going like he expected. Judas is of the WildCard brand.²** In the Literature/BookOfJob {{Satan}} himself is part of God's Court and can speak with him as any other angel. ²* Loki seems to fill this role for the Norse Gods sometimes. Not that the rest of them are really paragons of virtue. In a lot of cases they were asking for it, really.²* While the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Olympian gods]] in general aren't very nice, Ares, the god of war, arguably qualifies. He embodies the bloodiest aspects of warfare and enjoys killing just for the sake of it, and as a result, he's not well liked by the other gods.²* In [[Myth/KingArthur the Arthurian romances]] Sir Kay appears to embody this along with TheFriendNobodyLikes as all the other knights of the round table are constantly presented and described as the archetypal KnightInShiningArmor. Sir Kay is instead known for his acid tongue and bullying, boorish behaviour, oftentimes being [[CurbStompBattle dehorsed]] in a joust by other better knights in their stories. This is actually something that came about in later literature as in earlier accounts he was one of King Arthur's premier warriors. ²** Along with him there are two other Knights that more directly fit into this category. One is Sir Agravain, who was said to have a one-sided rivalry with his younger brother, at times trying to get him killed, and a vicious jealousy of Sir Lancelot. The other is Sir Mordred who was actually the main contributor to the end of the Golden Age of King Arthur's Reign, the one that led a coup while the King was away and brought about the final battle that fatally wounded King Arthur and saw every knight of the round table killed. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Podcasts]]²* ''Podcast/FalloutIsDragons'':²** Doctor Fractured Tibia, more commonly called Tibbs. He'll often threaten other characters, including his so called allies, with painful death or torture, and has gone through with his threats on several occasions.²** Famine, one of the leaders of the Four Horses raider gang. Which, given that the Four Horses were introduced as antagonists, is really saying something.²* The ''Jade Regent'' Campaign from ''Podcast/{{RPGMP3}}'' features a character called Skygni, who's a [[UpliftedAnimal magically Awakened]] [[KillItWithIce frost]]-[[BreathWeapon breathing]] [[AnIcePerson Winter]] [[SavageWolves Wolf]]. He swore a [[MagicallyBindingContract Blood Oath]] (under duress) to not eat people. Well, at least not the ones travelling with the heroes' caravan, anyway.²* Solvin from ''Podcast/TheFallenGods'' is lawful evil, the most willing member of the party to deal with problems underhandedly, the most bloodthirsty, and the most willing to steal things. If that didn't make things obvious, he's hurt by everything having to do with Mishakal. She's the goddess of healing, restoration, and general goodness, and clearly does ''not'' like him.²* ''Podcast/InterstitialActualPlay'' has [[spoiler: Larxene]] join the party near the end of the first season. Though they're not so much evil as "mean, but in an endearing way".²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]²* ''Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} King of Trios 2010'', Night I, April 23, 2010 was supposed to have featured a match between Team Mexico (Skayde[=/=][=Turbo=][=/=]El Valiente) and Wrestling/DieBruderschaftDesKreuzes (Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli, Ares and Wrestling/{{Tursas}}. Team Mexico didn't appear due to El Valiente getting double booked and wrestling on the Wrestling/{{CMLL}} show instead. Skayde apparently tried to hold up CHIKARA for more money, leading to the company cutting all ties with him. Names were drawn out of a hat for a replacement team. The first names were [[Characters/WWETagTeams Well Dunn]], but, sadly, Steven Dunn had passed away a year earlier. Then they drew [[Wrestling/TitoSantana Strike]] [[Wrestling/RickMartel Force]], who were not there. Then they drew CHIKARA regulars Wrestling/TheOsirianPortal (Amasis and Ophidian), who, of course, were there and came out to the cheers of the crowd. Then Wrestling/SaraDelRey's name was drawn, meaning the Portal was teamed with a BDK member against three BDK members. During the match, Sara broke up the Ophidian Death Grip on Claudio by [[GroinAttack kicking Ophidian low]]. [[LoopholeAbuse She couldn't be DQ'd because it was her own partner]]. The BDK won, of course, with Ophidian taking Ragnarok for the pin.²* Among the {{tecnico}}s regularly fighting said BDK group in Chikara was Wrestling/EddieKingston, who was really still a {{rudo}}, but one who prioritized taking down BDK over anything else, meaning he wasn't paired with other rudos during this time and had no designs on betraying the tecnicos.²* After Donovan Dijak joined the The House Of Truth's Wrestling/RingOfHonor branch, it slowly underwent a collective HeelFaceTurn to the point every HOT member in ROH, including Wrestling/TruthMartini himself, was pretty much a face, except for Wrestling/TaelerHendrix, who basically [[MotiveDecay abandoned her original mission]] in favor of stunting Mandy Leon's career, something even the appointed enforcer Joey Daddiego stopped getting involved with.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Roleplay]]²* Even though Nights has happily tortured people in the past, Krauzer still takes this title in ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' -- he's a jerk to everyone, including his allies, and has revealed that he murdered the man who raised him and taught him all he knows because he felt he was "getting in the way". [[spoiler: Also killed his own parents aged four, but even he doesn't know that.]]²* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', The [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Merchant]] counts as one for the Group but he didn't really cause a major amount of trouble, regardless of his alignment. [[VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} Caim]] is the other Token Evil Teammate, being a HeroicComedicSociopath that often gets [[WhatTheHellHero called out]] for his violent approach to... well, just about anything.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* Of the Icons of ''[[TabletopGame/ThirteenthAge 13th Age]]'', the Crusader is the only major genuinely evil NPC to be considered a full part of the sort of heroic Dragon Empire, because even though he's listed as "the fist of the Dark Gods" in multiple places, he's at least ''kind of'' loyal to the Emperor and spends most of his time fighting demons rather than anyone else. To a lesser extent, the Three may qualify, because while they're malevolent chromatic dragons, they're still technically part of the Empire due to a past scheme of the Blue. Of the other evil Icons, the Lich King, the Diabolist, and the Orc Lord are much closer to being part of the problem than the solution.²%%* Black Robe Wizards can fill this role in a ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' game.²* In the original ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' adventure ''The Keep on the Borderlands'', there are opportunities for {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs to join the party, and some of them are of evil alignment.²** In the same vein, ''TabletopGame/TempleOfElementalEvil'' (or at least Troika's [[VideoGame/TempleOfElementalEvil computer adaptation]]) features many joinables, the majority of them are evil aligned (a few good joinables and several neutrals exist though).²** In the original AD&D, the Assassin is the most likely candidate for this role, as the class in question requires an evil alignment.²** Bhaal, god of murder in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', manages to be this, even though his teammates are also evil. Bhaal, Myrkul and Bane took over various divine domains from the old god of death, Jergal. Bane is god of tyranny, which, while traditionally evil, does have positive connotations, like authority and order. Myrkul is god of death, which is usually LawfulNeutral or TrueNeutral, Myrkul was just being a dick about it. Bhaal, however, is the god of murder. His domain has no positive aspects, and he himself is an unrepentant killer and bully.²* Among the sample characters given in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 4th Edition, Baron Janos Telkozep seems to be one. He's a vampire who's backstory is that he's working for the good guys for purely selfish reasons, and close inspection of his character sheet suggests he's ''not'' a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire but rather a murderous, greedy bastard. Oh, and he's named after a god with two faces.²* ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'': The Scorpion Clan is this to the entire Emerald Empire. They lie, they cheat, they steal, they murder and they blackmail. [[IDidWhatIHadToDo All in the name of Loyalty and Duty]]. This is their job, to be the Underhand and do the [[PragmaticVillainy dirty but necessary things]] that the other Clans will not.²* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': Seltyiel, the LawfulEvil half-elven [[MagicKnight Eldritch Knight]] / [[{{Retcon}} magus]], who's canonically the [[KnightInShiningArmor paladin's]] pet project.²* The Space Marines of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have two worthy nominations: the [[TheBerserker murderously psychotic]] Flesh Tearers and the [[SmugSuper hyper-arrogant and haughty]] Marines Malevolent. They're loyal to the Imperium of Man, but several of their actions are so brutal and immoral that you wonder sometimes why they haven't been declared Excommunicate Traitoris by the Inquisition.²** Speak of the devil. The Inquisition fill in this role for the Imperium as a faction. No-one in the Imperium is squeaky-clean apart from maybe some of the more rational and casualty-conscious Imperial Guard and [=PDF=] regiments, but if you have an Imperium character who opposes the protagonists or [[WhatTheHellHero becomes too extreme]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards even for them]], chances are very, very, ''very'' high that it will be an Inquisitor.²** In the 5E Imperial Guard codex, every special character is either AFatherToHisMen or a SergeantRock. And then there's Commander Kubrick Chenkov, who's only real "tactic" could be summed up as WeHaveReserves. His past atrocities include ordering his men to march into minefields to clear them for the tanks, sending them in hand-to-hand combat against the enemy to tie them up and then wipe them both out with artillery, and executing ''a million of his own men to build a bridge with their bodies''. And if you show a hint of hesitation, he'll see it as cowardice and shoot you. [[KarmaHoudini Not only does he continue to survive despite leading from the front, but he is also repeatedly showered in commendations and rewards for his brutal tactics because they bring results]].²** Prior to the Horus Heresy, the Night Lords (sadistic experts in terror tactics) and to a lesser extent the Iron Warriors (mercilessly pragmatic siege experts with no concern for allied casualties) and World Eaters (crazed berserkers) played this role for the nascent Imperium. Then came the Heresy, and all three are now enemies of the Imperium for all time.²** While Chaos warbands are all evil, they also do as much damage to each other as they do to the enemy. Sometimes because they serve opposing gods, and thus considered... not so much "evil" as "wrong kind of evil" (the WarGod hates the SenseFreak, the god of ChronicBackstabbingDisorder hates the god of disease and decay, and each despises the other two), and other times because the gods are empowered by rage, desire, hope ([[CrapsackWorld yes]]) and despair respectively, and nowhere does it say the victims are necessarily enemies (although in Khorne's case, presenting the skulls of the weak and defenseless as mighty trophies is a good way to get turned into a Chaos Spawn).²* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer Age of Sigmar}}'' has this in the Daughters of Khaine. While they're all vicious, blood obsessed Aelves who worship the god of murder, they hate Chaos and the undead with a burning passion, and fight on the side of Order. Most of the time. It should also be noted that many of the other Order factions are little better (such as the Idoneth Deepkin, Aelven raiders from beneath the ocean who steal people's souls to extend their lifteimes) and many of the most emblematic Order faction, the Stormcast Eternals, are 100% on board with how brutal and vicious the Daughters of Khaine can be.²* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', this is the Hat of the Red Talons tribe, whose intense FantasticRacism makes them all determined to essentially slaughter humanity back to "manageable levels" (if not exterminate them entirely) and/or to wipe out humanity's technology. At least, this is their Hat in ''theory''; in practice, many Storytellers and players consider them a tribe of {{Designated Hero}}es and so they are the tribe most frequently banned from being a player option, as their fluff is typically used as an excuse to be highly disruptive to the party.²* In ''TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil'', this is the Hat of the Ashwood Abbey Compact. Originating as a Hellfire Club[[note]]an elite social club for bored ultra-rich hedonists who organized partaking in the most morally shocking and transgressive acts they could, both for pleasure and to show off their wealth[[/note]], they only got worse when they found out that monsters exist. Most other Compacts and Conspiracies hunt out of some semblance of honor, nobility or righteousness. The Ashwood Abbey hunts monsters because its ''fun'', especially since, by the logic that [[FantasticRacism "human laws only protect humans"]], there's literally no limit beyond their imagination to what they can do to the monsters they hunt. The sourcebooks openly describe the Abbey as some of the Vigil's most sadistic and depraved hunters, frequently engaging in drugging, raping, torturing and even cannibalizing their victims.²* ''TabletopGame/TheOneRing'': {{Downplayed|Trope}}, since adventurers aren't allowed to be evil, but Dunlendings have some shady abilities and come from a people that sides with Sauron in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. In particular, one of their cultural Virtues lets them use social Skills with creatures of the Shadow, who can otherwise only be cowed or fought.²* In ''TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse'', a few of the hero variants - specifically Visionary's Dark variant (representing her being possessed by the spirit of an evil version of herself from another universe), the Argent Adept's Dark Conductor variant (where he's falling under the influence of an ArtifactOfDoom), and Luminary's base variant (because that's just Baron Blade making common cause with the heroes) - represent characters who are actively harmful and dangerous, but are handled as heroes because they're still technically on the side of justice.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Toys]]²* Repugnus in ''Franchise/TheTransformers'' G1 was this according to his bio. While totally devoted to the Autobot cause, he didn't bother trying to uphold the moral values part. He thought things like assassination and sabotage were great. Sometimes he was kicked off the team for going too far, but sooner or later he'd be back on it because like it or not, they needed someone willing to carry out the dirty assignments. Note that this characterization was never actually shown in any media. The closest was his appearance in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMaximumDinobots'', where he agreed to help Grimlock in exchange for money and had no loyalty to the Autobot cause at all.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* Revenant from ''VideoGame/ApexLegends'', a RoboticPsychopath and remorseless assassin who has no goals beyond sating his [[BloodKnight endless bloodlust]]. Unsurprisingly, he's TheFriendNobodyLikes, thanks to both his aforementioned insanity and [[{{Jerkass}} his unbelievably rude attitude towards his teammates]] (most of his voicelines consist of unprovoked insults). He's especially hated by Loba, given that [[YouKilledMyFather he murdered her parents]].²* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'': The Templars are comprised of {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who truly believe they are making the world a better place, no matter how nightmarish their methods are. However, this is not the case for their agent Majd Addin, the regent lord of Jerusalem. Majd Addin routinely and personally conduct mass executions of his own people, not because they did anything wrong or because he believes it's the right thing to do, but [[ForTheEvulz because killing people is fun for him]] and [[AGodAmI it makes him feel like a god]].²* ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'':²** Maxwell Roth. He's supposed to be the Templars' mook handler, but he's basically Joker in the late 1800s.²** The Jack the Ripper DLC reveals that [[spoiler: Jack himself]] was an Assassin who believed in enforcing the Brotherhood's will through the spread of fear and wanton murder. The fact that his existence tarnished the reputation of the Brotherhood is why his true identity is now a mystery.²* In ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'' you can recruit Loki, Enchantress, and Taskmaster. They're usually villains, but here they're fellow students with the heroes. Loki and Enchantress, at least, are still arrogant, rather unpleasant people in line with their comics incarnations; and all three have taken trips through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor in the comics so it's plausible they could work with the heroes at times.²* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'': It's possible to have evil aligned companions in otherwise good aligned groups, as long as you're careful with your Reputation Meter (not reaching above 18) and avoid MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers. Here are a few of them:²** [[StoneWall Kagain]], a Lawful Evil dwarven fighter that happens to be an incredibly good tank. He can be recruited by good aligned charname, but expect a lot of bickering with the others, and having him with Yeslic is [[MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers not a good idea]] in the long run.²** Korgan Bloodaxe in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. His Chaotic Evilness is to the point where some people LEAVE YOUR PARTY if the right dialogue goes down. He is also immensely badass -- just look at his name. Korgan will chase Aerie out of the party by verbally abusing her. If you're playing the expansion, however, Aerie instead starts verbally insulting him right back -- at which point Korgan reveals it was a SecretTestOfCharacter to see if she was able to stand up for herself or not -- and now that she's proven that she does, he no longer has a problem with her.²** In ''Throne of Bhaal'', this extends all the way up to bringing the villain of the first game BackFromTheDead as a recruitable party member!²** Edwin, snarky GenderBender wizard who talks to himself frequently about fireballing the party as they sleep. He also hated Dynaheir, [[BoisterousBruiser Minsc's]] partner in ''[=BG1=]''; in ''[=BG2=]'' she's dead, and he mocks Minsc about it, showing zero sympathy. He seems to be driven by ambition and thinks the PC is a quick route to power - and despite mutinous mutterings, Edwin is one of the most loyal {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs in the game, and it is perfectly possible to go through the game with a Good party, high Reputation, good deeds left and right, and all Edwin will do is some amusing snarking about it.²** Viconia. A skillful healer and a NeutralEvil drow [[spoiler:[[LoveRedeems unless you're romancing her in TOB]], which sends her to TrueNeutral]]. ²* ''Franchise/{{Blazblue}}'':²** Terumi was the Token Evil Teammate of [[spoiler:the Six Heroes. He only allied with them out of necessity when he realized that the [[{{Orochi}} Monster of Mass Destruction]] that he had secretly created wasn't controllable, and since it was now indiscriminately destroying the world, as opposed to destroying it the way Terumi wanted it to be destroyed, it simply HAD to be put down. Also, one of the heroes, a witch named Nine, put him under a geas that he WILL have to obey her so he's steered to destroy his creation. When the monster finally had been killed, Nine managed to catch whiff of the fact that it had been Terumi who set it loose in the first place, so he simply HAD to kill her (that and he didn't take being mind-controlled that well)... Guess who of the two people mentioned in the above paragraph Nine was the mother of? Here's a hint: It wasn't Jin]].²** It's revealed in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma'' that [[BloodKnight Azrael]] is one in Sector Seven. At least [[spoiler:Kokonoe]] can be touted as a NominalHero. Azrael is already said to be a villain of the series, though he may be unrelated to whatever the main villains are planning.²* Nisha in ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel''. While [[ButtMonkey Claptrap]], [[ActionSurvivor Timothy]] and [[TokenGoodTeammate Athena]] are largely moral, Wilhelm is [[OnlyInItForTheMoney purely mercenary and detached]] and Aurelia has [[EvenEvilHasStandards some standards]], Nisha just plain likes killing stuff.²* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' features DLC character Krieg, an escaped Hyperion test subject transformed into a mutant Badass Psycho, with all the power and insanity that implies. Salvador is up there as well, though he's not as insane and mostly in it for the guns.²* Ceville from the game ''VideoGame/{{Ceville}}'' is one. He, in fact, is the disposed former tyrant of the kingdom - your first act while playing as him is sending the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf into slave labor and stealing all their possessions. He never really changes his personality or attitude during the entire game. The only real reason he tolerates Lilly is because she's useful in his quest to get revenge and (sorta) take back his kingdom. Despite being a stereotypical evil tyrant though, Ceville shows quite the amount of intelligence and foresight; he's well aware that he can't just kill, say, his favourite cook if he wants food later and dwarven exploitation of the elves and the forests is bad (if only because they're greedier than he). Of course, once he comes to see how greedy and evil the senators can be, he starts to get appreciative of the new 'democracy' in his former kingdom. Paraphrasing his words, they're just as bad and decadent as he was, they just can hide it better.²* Magus in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' is more the Token Anti-Hero once you get to know him, since DarkIsNotEvil, but his priorities and goals don't really align with the party's besides "kill Lavos."²* The Silencer, of the ''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}'' series. An unusual example, given that he is the ''player character''.²* ''{{Franchise/Danganronpa}}'':²** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'''s Byakuya Togami dances the line between this and AntiHero; the snooty heir of the powerful Togami family, who quickly and ruthlessly takes to the game, openly telling the others that they mean nothing to him. While he does do a huge amount of detective work during the various investigations, he'll also refuse to divulge information and at one point even plants false evidence to throw off the investigation and make things more interesting. But then eventually, an even eviler Token Evil Teammate is revealed in the form of [[spoiler: Touko's SplitPersonality, the SerialKiller Genocider Syo/Genocide Jack. Eventually, they both survive the game, and their personalities soften in the sequels]].²** In ''Danganronpa IF'', [[spoiler:Mukuro Ikusaba, originally one half of Super High School Level Despair, undergoes a HeelFaceTurn after surviving her sister's murder attempt (which killed her in the original game). However, she's still played a major role in the world's destruction thanks to everything she did for her sister]].²* Etna in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}''. Though not in [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness the first one]] simply on the basis that [[VillainProtagonist you don't play the good guy]].²* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'':²** The Radiant side is full of characters that are either heroic or sympathetic. Some are a little bit more bloodthirsty such as [[AxCrazy Luna or Legion Commander]], or fall into a more neutral category like [[ScarilyCompetentTracker Bounty Hunter]]. The only identifiably evil character in the faction is [[TheBerserker Troll Warlord]]. He is a psychopath that regularly threatens to kill his teammates, is the only hero in the game incapable of thanking people who help him, declares himself the one who carried the team to victory, and is the only hero who blames his team when he loses. If it's not obvious yet, he's also a parody of Internet trolls and the infamous Dota playerbase. ²** On the Dire side, there are some characters that are extremely evil and stand out even among their peers, such as [[NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast Terrorblade]], [[EnfantTerrible Pugna]], and [[ManipulativeBastard Shadow Demon]].²* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':²** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':²*** Morrigan is the daughter of the infamous Witch of the Wilds, Flemeth, and while she claims to be an ultra-pragmatic survivalist, most of her actions show her to be rather cruel, [[MemeticMutation disapproving]] of virtually anything you do that isn't sadistic and cruel. Oh, and you later learn that the only reason she joined you was so [[spoiler:she could birth a child with the soul of an [[EldritchAbomination Old God]]]]. Of course, she ''does'' have [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]]... just not many.²*** Zevran is an assassin who initially opposes the party, but can eventually be convinced to join you. Even if he does, he never quite drops his "evil assassin" nature. [[spoiler:Unless the PC manages to gain his approval and convinces him to turn against his old assassin's guild in the endgame, in which he becomes a bit HeroicNeutral]].²** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is set in a CrapsackWorld with GreyAndGrayMorality, but a few stand out:²*** [[spoiler: Isabela, a pirate who stole the qunari's most sacred relic and is willing to let the qunari go to war with Kirkwall to save her own skin (unless you convince her to pull a ChangedMyMindKid).]]²*** [[spoiler:Anders is a WellIntentionedExtremist mage possessed by a spirit of Justice whose inability to deal with human emotions is steadily turning it into Vengeance. At the end of the game, he commits a terrorist attack to spark mage revolution - you can kill him, tell him to go or let him rejoin you]].²*** [[spoiler:Sebastian vows to recruit an army and raze Kirkwall to the ground if you spare Anders after the Chantry attack, which he tries to make good on in ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'']]).²*** Played with in [[CloudCuckooLander Merrill's]] case, as despite being a [[BloodMagic Blood Mage]] who sought out a Demon to help her rebuild an Eluvian, Merrill frequently comes across as one of the [[DarkIsNotEvil kindest]], most friendly members of the entire party:²----> '''Hawke:''' Merrill couldn't hurt you if she tried. At worst, she might make frowny faces.²* ''VideoGame/{{Elsword}}'':²** Aisha as the Void Princess.²** Elesis as the Crimson Avenger.²** Add in ''all'' of his jobs. Whereas Aisha and Elesis were SlowlySlippingIntoEvil over the course of those [[CharacterClassSystem class paths]] and turned out evil as a result, Add's really only with the group to begin with in order to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong find a way to go back in time]] and because he's [[StalkerWithoutACrush following]] [[RobotGirl Eve]] for her code.²* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' we have Hyde, a pyromaniac who joined the military to avoid jail time and refused to wear a filter mask so he could look his foes in the eye as they died. It's safe to say that if the antagonists weren't so far removed from human he wouldn't have been considered one of the good guys.²* Reaver in ''VideoGame/FableII'': he's arguably more evil than the game's main villain, being not just a mass murderer but cold-blooded and sociopathic. The only thing that keeps him from being a far greater threat to the world is his lack of ambition and scope. He shows up again in ''VideoGame/FableIII'', this time as a ruthless captain of industry who exploits, abuses, murders, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking ridicules]] his employees to no end. And alas, you are forced into an alliance with him, and at the end of the game [[KarmaHoudini he once again walks away virtually unscathed from the events]].²* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' has its [[TokenEvilTeammate/{{Fallout}} own page]].²* In the original translation of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', Gustav Margueriff seems to be this for the Death Corps. Aside from his Marquis-kidnapping shenanigans, which damaged the reputation of the Corps (just as the guy who was paying him off to do it intended), his [[AllThereInTheManual Brave Story biography]] had it that he was kicked out of a knightly order for his war crimes (i.e. rape and pillaging) before joining up with TheIdealist Wiegraf's forces. The new translation, however, completely inverts his background--the rest of the order was full of war criminals and Gustav [[DefectorFromDecadence left in disgust]], though this doesn't stop him from making life difficult in the present.²* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':²** Lifis from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776''. Every other recruitable Thief in the series is either a GentlemanThief or LovableRogue, but it's clear Lifis is still an unrepentant slimeball. Safy believe he's done a genuine HeelFaceTurn, but you later find out he only joined so he could turn [[TheHero Leif]] over to TheEmpire for a reward. [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty After he gets his hands on Safy, that is]]. Thankfully he's on the receiving end of a KickTheSonOfABitch moment from Pahn later on (who is incidentally a [[JustLikeRobinHood much more likable]] thief).²** Karel the [[RedBaron Sword Demon]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' is a BloodKnight who only cares about improving his sword skills. In his backstory, he kills his entire family over a sword technique save for his younger sister Karla who he didn't see as a suitable challenge yet. He then goes on a journey to slay powerful opponents across the continent. He only ends up joining Eliwood's army because he wishes to observe his skills. He threatens to kill anyone who challenges him, including his allies, such as Guy who only wants to learn sword fighting from Karel and though he agrees to teach Guy, he stops when Guy reaches a threshold because teaching him any more would compel Karel to kill Guy. When he is reunited with Karla, he doesn't hesitate to tell her that he will try to kill her soon. By the era of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', he has undergone development and has become OlderAndWiser. During conversations with him, he elaborates on his younger self and the blood lust he once had. Notably, while he expresses remorse and has clearly become a better person, he makes no excuses for his past actions and now only serves as the protector to a small village but joins Roy after being convinced by his niece Fir or her father Bartre.²** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' have a few examples.²*** First is Izuka, the MadScientist from ''Path of Radiance'' who ends up with Daein again in ''Radiant Dawn'', who utilizes deplorable tactics for the cause, though [[spoiler: he was serving two other causes at the same time, [[GambitPileup all three of which sought very different ends]]]].²*** Second is Soren, who really seems indifferent to everything other than [[GayOption Ike]], is more suspicious of others' motives than his teammates, and at one point actually advocates working for [[TheEmpire Daein]].²*** Third is Shinon, an unabashed racist who never (at least openly) repents even given the somewhat {{Anvilicious}} race-based events in the game.²*** Finally, Oliver can be convinced to pull a very unexpected HeelFaceTurn in the tail end of ''Radiant Dawn''. Prior to joining the heroes, he was an unrepentant ''slave trader'' and a particularly corrupt member of the Begnion senate.²** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem]]'', a GuideDangIt moment can lead to you recruiting Michalis onto your team. Michalis is a wannabe tyrant who committed patricide to claim the throne of Macedon and shacked up with Dolhr out of sheer {{ambition|IsEvil}}, and his ending indicates that his time in Marth's army does nothing to change him for the better. He is the biggest example of a Token Evil Teammate in the franchise with regards to the sheer amount of damage he causes and his lack of redemption in the end.²** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': ²*** Tharja, [[ZigzaggingTrope sort of]]. On the one hand, she is a Dark Mage with a surly attitude, a love of curses, and a very [[{{Yandere}} intense]] interest in the player's avatar. One Paralogue even has her suggesting using her magic to give people a horribly agonizing death over two years. [[spoiler:Her KidFromTheFuture also describes her alternate future self as being an {{abusive parent|s}}.]] On the other hand, many of her supports have her [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold helping people out in some form or another,]] her support with the avatar shows she really does care for their wellbeing, a DLC conversation if she's married to a male avatar will show them as a surprisingly normal couple, and the people she wanted to kill horribly were [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slavers.]]²*** Henry, the game's other Dark Mage, looks like this at first glance. Despite his outwardly friendly attitude, he also has an enthusiastic love of blood and death. He subverts it, however, because even though he cooks up a lot of violent schemes, it's mainly because he [[ObliviouslyEvil doesn't think something is wrong]] if it helps his friends, ranging from killing birds to power a spell to help Lissa sleep to offering to kill his own leader to make Panne feel better. Most of the time though, he's just openly helpful to others and will cut out any disturbing antics the moment someone asks him to.²*** The Spotpass Paralogues have four recruitable characters who were fought at earlier points in the game: [[spoiler:Aversa, Yen'fay, Walhart, and Gangrel.]] The first was brainwashed the whole time during their stint as an antagonist, while the second was ForcedIntoEvil in the main story. The third one is unrepentant about his prior actions but was a WellIntentionedExtremist. Meanwhile the fourth was a tyrant deliberately running his own country into the ground whilst trying to start a war. You do learn that he originally was also a WellIntentionedExtremist before becoming DrunkWithPower. While some of his supports indicate he changed, his ending mentions he may have [[ChronicVillainy gone back to villainy]].²** [[PsychopathicWomanchild Peri]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. After her mother was murdered by a stalker servant, Peri grew into a [[{{Womanchild}} childish]], [[BloodKnight amoral serial killer]] [[LackOfEmpathy who sees no problem in the slaughter of others.]] However, as mentioned above, she's a downplayed example, as she's still AffablyEvil with her friends and can even grow out of her bloodlust via CharacterDevelopment.²** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'' ²*** Hubert falls into this if the player chooses the Black Eagles [[spoiler: and goes on to the Crimson Flower route]]. Hubert's UndyingLoyalty to Edelgard means he'll do absolutely anything to see her grand ambitions come to fruition, up to and including (sometimes overtly) plotting the assassination of his own allies (and the ''player character'') at first. He eventually cuts out this behavior [[spoiler:if you're still allied with him after the TimeSkip]] but loses little of his ruthlessness, as many of his battle quotes would attest.²*** On the Blue Lions route, ''Dimitri himself'' becomes one immediately after the TimeSkip. While all the other allies are concerned with ending the war, Dimitri has become a BloodKnight who only cares about killing Edelgard. He alienates and creeps out the others at strategy meetings and is even locked out of support conversations because [[TheFriendNobodyLikes no-one can stand being around him]]. [[spoiler: After Chapter 17 this changes, and Dimitri begins a RedemptionArc to gradually become the heroic Lord he was pre-timeskip again.]]²*** Of the Golden Deer, Lorenz is a variant of this. Off of the Golden Deer route, [[spoiler: Lorenz is the only member of the Golden Deer to side with the Empire instead of against it (Claude, Hilda, Ignatz, Azure Moon Raphael, Lysithea, Leonie) or stay neutral (Marianne, Crimson Flower Raphael), and even leaves your party briefly on the Azure Moon and Silver Snow routes.]] Notably, however, Lorenz does not actually support [[spoiler: the Empire]] but does so to protect his territory.²*** On the Verdant Wind and Silver Snow routes, Ashe of the Blue Lions is a very strange variant of this, as he is the only Blue Lion to fight for the Empire instead of against it (Dimitri, Dedue, Felix, Sylvain, Mercedes, Ingrid) or staying out of the conflict (Annette), even briefly leaving your party after the timeskip. He notably does not harbor any ill will towards your party, and in fact apologizes if he attacks, saying he does so out of duty as Lonato's son.²* ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage'':²** Jagi becomes this for the Hokuto side in Dream Mode, choosing to take his chances with his brothers after royally pissing off Thouzer. Jagi was one of the biggest monsters in the series, although for this one mode, his brutality has been toned down with some hilarious moments.²** Raoh of the Hokuto Side, since by default, he's the ruthless BigBad, and even when he's a NobleDemon, he's still got the evil within him.²* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', Mike is a ConsummateProfessional with [[EvenEvilHasStandards plenty of humanizing traits]], and Franklin is an AntiVillain with very sympathetic motives. Trevor, by contrast, is a [[AxCrazy complete]] [[PsychoForHire psychopath]] who is motivated solely by ForTheEvulz (Mike and Frank at least admit they do crimes for money), and of the three protagonists, has the highest body count and most [[MoralEventHorizon atrocities]] to his name.²* Margrid The Sly joins your party in ''VideoGame/GuildWars''. She's a member of the Corsairs, a ragtag group of bandits you've been fighting since level 1. It just so happens she can provide you with a quick escape from one mission, and she has no qualms with helping you as long as you can pay up. She ends up joining you permanently, though (she claims) it's more for money and treasure than the chance to be a hero.²* Three examples from ''VideoGame/{{Indivisible}}'':²** Dhar, the first incarnation to join you, does so unwillingly after Ajna [[HowDoIShotWeb accidentally pulls him into her mind]]. [[YouKilledMyFather After he killed her father in front of her]]. His arrogant attitude and the fact that he served a bloodthirsty despot [[TheFriendNobodyLikes don't endear him to others, either]]. [[spoiler:As the game progresses, [[HeelFaceTurn he becomes genuinely heoric]]; Ajna [[SparedButNotForgiven can never truly forgive him]], [[TheAtoner which he accepts gracefully]].]]²** Razmi is a more light-hearted example, overlapping with NightmareFetishist. She's [[UndyingLoyalty extremely loyal]] to Ajna and never does anything worse than snark at her, but part of her loyalty comes from her enjoying Ajna's DestructiveSaviour tendencies. She frequently encourages Ajna to embrace her darker aspects, to the annoyance of the rest of the party, and summons demons for her own amusement.²** Ren, an assassin that [[EveryoneHasStandards even Razmi finds creepy]]. He thinks PowerIsSexy and will thus flirt with any adult he perceives as powerful. He's also a cold-blooded killer with sharpened teeth and [[WhiteHairBlackHeart white hair]] who loves his job. ²* Nix in ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS 2}}''.²** Nix is more of an Anti-Villain. While she is willing to kill [[spoiler: it is more due to her traumatic experience and wanting to get revenge. After the plot twist, she is willing to sacrifice her life to stop the Beast who will destroy everything, compared to her counterpart Lucy, who joins with the Beast to save herself. Granted, it due to her wanting vengeance for the mutants she adopted as pets and [[IJustWantToBeSpecial not wanting to live in a world where everyone's a Conduit]]]].²* A lot of the hirable mercs in the ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance'' games are either AxCrazy, massive {{Jerkass}}es, or both. They'll ignore orders if they're busy trying to kill a baddy, annoy other team members so much that they quit, or (in some instances) murder teammates that they dislike between missions.²* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'': Iori Yagami plays this for his official teams in ''KOF 2001'' and ''XI''. Iori becomes this any time he allies with Kyo and Chizuru to form the Three Sacred Treasures Team. They're all descended from the three clans (Kusanagi, Yasakani, and Yata) responsible for [[SealedEvilInACan sealing away]] {{Orochi}}, but the Yagami clan (formerly the Yasakani) [[DealWithTheDevil made a deal with Orochi]] [[DrivenByEnvy out of jealousy of the Kusanagi]]. In the present day, [[TheRival Iori hates Kyo with a passion]], but [[TeethClenchedTeamwork he's joined forces with Kyo]] on at least ''four'' occasions (''[='96=]'', ''[='97=]'', ''2003'', and ''XI'') because a) [[TeamMom Chizuru]] [[NoBadassToHisValet is somehow able to coax him into fighting for their cause]] and even act as ''[[PetTheDog less]]'' of {{jerk|ass}} than normal ([[TheHeart Shingo]] fulfills a similar role in ''XI'') and b) [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou no one gets to kill Kyo but him]]. As such, Iori's gradually progressed into NominalHero territory over the course of the series.²* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'':²** Canderous and HK-47 in both games. One is a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Mandalorian]], the other is an assassination droid and both are incredibly bloodthirsty compared to other companions. It's not the fact that HK's standard greeting in ''[=KotOR 2=]'' is "Is there someone you want killed, master?", it's how viscerally he enjoys it.²** Kreia in ''[=KotOR 2=]'' if the player character is light-sided, as she believes in balance above all else, and so gives "evil" advice when players do good things.²** There are others who start out evil, and can be redeemed, in ''KOTOR II'' - G0-T0 comes to mind.²* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'':²** The faction of Ionia is filled with heroic characters who would usually oppose the evil factions like Zaun and Noxus. However, it's also home to three decidedly evil character:²*** Dark Sovereign Syndra, a powerful, loose-cannon LadyOfBlackMagic who murdered her master for the 'crime' of teaching her self-control and plans to destroy the Ionian leadership for being wusses.²*** Zed, the Master of Shadows, the only evil {{Ninja}} in the game, who drove out the old order of heroic ninjas (Shen, Akali and Kennen) and wants to convert everyone to his dark arts of ninja and kill anyone else who are weak or opposing him. [[WordOfGod Riot]] even states that he and Syndra are allies.²*** Jhin, a professional assassin under the paycheck of Ionian's shadowy cabals who [[MadArtist views killing as an art]].²** Piltover is a tech-city home to several good champions like Caitlyn and Vi. But then there's Camille, a cyborg who also serves law but is far more ruthless than the other Piltover champions.²* In ''VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable: The Gears of Destiny'', everyone who had joined forces to fight the Unbreakable Darkness is doing it for good reasons, may it be to stop the EldritchAbomination from destroying everything, to fix the mistake they did for unsealing her in the first place, or because they're completely loyal to both their master and their newfound friends and would like to have fun times after beating the threat. Well, everyone that is, except for Lord Dearche, the EvilOverlord-like HumanoidAbomination who's only doing it because she plans to take the unlimited power of the Unbreakable Darkness and use it to kill all her non-Material allies so that no one would stand in her way as she begins a reign of darkness! She was slightly annoyed when her fellow Materials protested her plans since that would mean that she'd kill their new friends too. Damn minions straying from their original mission of bringing chaos to everything and becoming all nice behind her back...²* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'':²** ComicBook/{{Magneto}} becomes this. He reluctantly joined forces with the Avengers as the Syndicate he used to side [[EvenEvilHasStandards committed one thing he wouldn't cross]]: reviving ComicBook/RedSkull.²** [[spoiler:Magik, if you get her, in a weird way. When she joins you, she could count as a normal heroine. However, as of ''Comicbook/AvengersVsXMen'', Magik turned out to be EvilAllAlong, so she could've counted. However, for the game, her 'evilness' has been toned down a bit, subverting this trope.]]²* Green Goblin and Venom from ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' eventually join your group in ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' after you [[spoiler:free them from being controlled by the Fold, a hive mind of nanite-possessed people]]. Judging from their dialogue with other characters, where they're total {{Jerkass}}es, they're not too happy about it. The partnership between them and the heroes is a strict EnemyMine to take down their common foe.²* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' gives you the [[AxCrazy psychotic]] former lab rat Jack, the [[PsychoForHire revenge-obsessed mercenary]] Zaeed, and [[spoiler:the asari [[HornyDevils sex demon]] Morinth]] (who you can only recruit if your Shepard agrees to kill another teammate instead). The ''Mass Effect 2'' squad is quite far from the "heroic" side of the scale, when you consider that [[ProfessionalKiller Thane Krios]], an ''assassin'', is one of the ''most'' moral characters in Shepard's team.²** Jack and Zaeed, while they don't end up being fully redeemed (at least until ''3'' [[CharacterDevelopment for Jack]]), can at least be convinced to see things in a Paragon fashion, Jack by helping her deal with her past and convincing her that you're not merely out to just use her and Zaeed by [[spoiler:punching him in the face and threatening, at gunpoint, to let him burn in a factory like he would have done to innocent hostages]]. [[spoiler:Morinth]], on the other hand, is a monstrous character who has no intention of ever changing and enjoys [[SerialKiller what she does]].²** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has Javik, though he's not so much evil as he is just brutally pragmatic and ruthless in dealing with the Reapers. He also has zero tolerance for synthetic lifeforms and believes that they have no right to exist. He's also more than a little racist with other organic lifeforms (though you can talk him out of that over time), considering most of the sapient species of this cycle to be clearly inferior to Protheans like him.²** Then there's [[TheDon Aria T'Loak]]. Sidequests she give you during the main course of the game implying [[spoiler: assassination of head of one crime group to promote Aria's marionette or [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure turian general]], who stops the other groups from plundering the weapon deliveries (which can be avoided), or releasing the AxCrazy head of the third group from C-Sec (which can be avoided as well, by provoking her vice [[TheStarscream to kill her to take her place]])]]. Then she becomes an actual teammate for the ''Omega'' DLC, where she [[spoiler: ruthlessly forces Shepard to kill hundreds of Omega civilians just for her to survive (which she does anyway), and then murders the surrendered Cerberus general, if not stopped]].²** In a sense the Batarian Hegemony is this to the other Citadel races. They're the only member nation with a garden-variety dictatorship for a government and which still practices slavery. They're considered a rogue state, but not to the extent of the Terminus Systems which are just a loose conglomeration of feuding fiefdoms.²* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': [[spoiler: Ivor in Episode 4 and 5]].²* In ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', amongst the multitudes of good heroes, one of the members you can get is ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'''s Heihachi Mishima, one of the chief antagonists of the series. Though to be fair, he's on the 'Thou' part on the EvilerThanThou deal against Devil Kazuya...²** ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' continues the tradition with [[spoiler:young Heihachi and [[DarkActionGirl Juri]] [[AxCrazy Han]] from ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'']]. And in the sequel, one of the first images you see in promotion materials is that the aforementioned Kazuya is going to be fighting on the players' side. There's also [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Vergil]] on the same boat.²* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' provided Grimgnaw, a LawfulEvil monk with the creepy turned UpToEleven.²** [[spoiler:Aribeth de Tylmarande]] in ''Hordes of the Underdark'' is a {{Fallen|Hero}} [[ThePaladin Paladin]] [[spoiler:who ended up as TheDragon in the first campaign]]. You can either make her the Token Evil Teammate, or convince her to [[TheAtoner seek her god's forgiveness]], in which case she regains LawfulGood alignment.²** Nathyrra from the same campaign [[AvertedTrope is]] ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' [[AvertedTrope an example]]. She is listed as LawfulEvil purely because of game mechanics on the Assassin PrestigeClass and acts completely LawfulGood.²** ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' has Bishop, a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] ranger; Ammon Jerro, a warlock who is determined to defeat the BigBad by ''any'' means necessary, including murder and consorting with fiends; and Qara, a {{sociopathic|Hero}} sorceress who has no qualms about "solving" problems by [[KillItWithFire blasting everything in sight]] (and does not react well to people trying to prove that it doesn't solve ''anything'').²** One-of-Many, an undead HiveMind, could ''possibly'' be this in the expansion ''Mask of the Betrayer'', but this would largely be averted (provided the player doesn't choose to make a sudden HeelFaceTurn) by the fact that the PC would have to make a consciously evil choice to get him/it/them/? instead of Okku (the corresponding good character).²** Leaving aside the fact that ''Storm of Zehir'' lets you hand-craft your own party, T.E.T. and all if you so desire, among the cohorts are the deep gnome wizard Chir Darkflame (ChaoticEvil), the [[StereotypeFlip aasimar Shadow Thief]] Belueth the Calm (NeutralEvil), and the half-drow warlock Quarrel (ChaoticEvil).²* ''VideoGame/OkageShadowKing'' has one (kind of) in the form of [[HarmlessVillain Stan]]. Evil King Stan believes himself, clearly, to be evil, and thus goes along with [[TheHero Ari]] to destroy the other Evil Kings and regain his power to do...evil things, apparently. [[spoiler: Ironically, a majority of the Evil Kings Ari defeats ends up joining their group]].²* Among the founders of the titular organization in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Gabriel Reyes (the man who would eventually become Reaper) qualifies. While the other four founders were (and still are) good people, he was a WellIntentionedExtremist at best and a ruthless KnightTemplar at worst.²* While most of the champions in ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' are heroic at best and AmbiguouslyEvil at worst, Zhin is the first real villain of the playable characters. He's the leader of a dark organization called the Thousand Hand Guild and shows utter contempt for everyone. In his champion teaser, he burns down the building that he was sharpening his sword in [[ForTheEvulz just because he can]]. ²* ''VideoGame/Persona5 Royal'': If you unlock the remaster's BonusDungeon, [[spoiler:Crow]] rejoins the party; they're not TheMole this time, but neither do they try hiding their true nature, making them this.²* Ignus in ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''; he is technically Chaotic Neutral, but he's an AxCrazy {{Pyromaniac}}. The main character could become this as well, depending on how you play.²* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':²** Malva is this to the Elite Four in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY X and Y]]'' - she was once a member of Team Flare and constantly talks about how much she despises the player for defeating them. The other Elite Four members don't seem to mind this.²** The fact that Giovanni was the leader of Team Rocket did not prevent him from being the Viridian City Gym Leader in ''[[Videogame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red and Blue]]'', or being brought back in the Pokémon World Tournament in Generation V even after ownership of the gym was relinquished to Blue.²* Dr. Nefarious in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One'', especially in that he was the BigBad for two [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal previous]] [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime games]].²* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}} Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel]]'', [[spoiler:Eifer Skute]] was an interesting double subversion. [[spoiler:While the Schwarzkreuz was already an antagonizing group to begin with, Eifer showed that she was even ''worse'' than the rest of the bunch when she not only betrayed Pamela, but also revealed that she murdered the pope, and that her true allegiance goes to none other than Iris. That doesn't stop her from being EasilyForgiven in Pamela's side story, however.]]²* Despite the main characters in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' are part of a gang who commit crimes throughout, Micah Bell is an AxCrazy serial killer who's only out for himself [[spoiler:he even goes as far as betraying the gang for his own selfish reasons]].²* E-123 Omega from ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''. Dr. Eggman in ''Sonic Chronicles'' as well.²* Gig in ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''. Except, obviously, in the Demon Path, where everyone is evil.²* In ''VideoGame/StarCraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', [[spoiler:Alarak]] is a ruthless MagnificentBastard with questionable morality and an ObviouslyEvil appearance, but he serves as one of Artanis' generals after a HeelFaceTurn. He even gets a handful of PetTheDog moments throughout the story.²* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': The Jedi Knight has Lord Scourge as one of their companions, he is a Sith Lord who happened to be the Sith Emperor's former bodyguard. He sides with the Jedi because he saw that they would be the one who will defeat the emperor. It should be noted that in the past he aided Revan and the Exile in taking down the Emperor, but betrayed them when he had a vision that they would fail, and the Jedi Knight would be the one who will kill the Emperor.²** Other examples in the game are Consular companion Zenith (a not-quite-former [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters terrorist]] who will approve of any action that hits the Empire, and too bad if there are hundreds of civilian casualties in the crossfire), Trooper companion Tanno Vik, who is a [[RecruitingTheCriminal dishonorably discharged soldier turned mercenary]], and Theron Shan from the Shadow of Revan arc (who almost always advocates for the Republic flavor of Dark Side - like killing Rakata soldiers asleep in kolto tanks or sniping Imperial ships in the chaos during a fight with the Revanites).²** Even Imperial classes have characters that come off as extra cruel or brutal compared to others. The Imperial Agent and Bounty Hunter has Kaliyo Djannis and Skadge, who are [[PsychoForHire Psychos For Hire]] that largely approve of violence and cruelty. Most notably, Kaliyo is the first companion of the Agent and will be around for quite a while before they get their second companion.²*** Then there is SCORPIO, an Agent companion, a ruthless assassin droid. She is a major companion in Knights of the Fallen Empire who plays the role of an unpredictable WildCard.²* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'':²** [[LonersAreFreaks Sid]] in ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' counts. His creepy demeanor, which you get to witness firsthand, makes him TheUnfavorite among the local townspeople where he lives. He also qualifies as WildCard, as he joins you only because [[BrattyHalfPint Chaco, his younger brother]] has joined you and Sid, being the BigBrotherBully that he is, would find more opportunities in tormenting Chaco by joining you as well.[[note]]You have to have Chaco in your active team while visiting Sid at his residence of choice to be able to meet him.[[/note]]²** ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' has Nakula, an AxCrazy killer who makes absolutely no attempt to hide the fact that he wants to murder one of your other teammates. A little elaboration is needed. He's not "evil by design". Rather, he's just insanely pissed one of your other teammates murdered his father, and though he really wants said teammate to die (who even acknowledges he's right to be so angry), he's willing to be professional enough to put his grudge aside to aid you, even against his own people, mostly because they gave him up for dead.²* Bowser in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', although [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain he can hardly be called "Evil"]] in either of those games.²** Lady Bow in ''Paper Mario''. Her subjects picked on Tubba before and after the events of her chapter.²* Harold Berselius in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'' is the Token Amoral Teammate, essentially doing everything for either her amusement, to get the chance to murder a goddess, or ForScience, including threatening to vivisect people and experimenting on them without consent. It must be pointed out she was a MadScientist for the ''good'' side of the Aether war, however.²* Anyone with the [[FantasticRacism Darcsen Hater]] potential in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''. Cezary is a DirtyCoward who only became a sniper to stay off the front lines, besides being a complete Jerkass. (even to the player) And then there's Theold Bohr, a MightMakesRight, [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]], [[TheBully bully]] and utterly unrepentant Jerkass who calls Darcsens [[MoralEventHorizon heretics]]. Rosina isn't quite as bad as the other two (she only dislikes Darcsens because they tend to be skinny, and she [[MrFanservice has a thing for macho men]]) but she can still be a jerk sometimes. Given the [[VideogameCaringPotential nature]] of the game, most players don't even touch them.²* [[spoiler:Joshua]] of ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''. [[spoiler:He starts as the protagonist's partner and foil in the second level of the game, fakes a HeroicSacrifice, and ends up as the BigBad and TheManBehindTheMan in TheReveal. Not bad for a smarmy git.]]²* ''VideoGame/WorldOfHorror'' has two examples:²** While most of the protagonists are teenagers, Haru is a 25-year old member of the yakuza who serves as a [[GetawayDriver driver]]. The SoleSurvivor of a disastrous attempt to rob an old, abandoned mansion that turned out to be far more dangerous than any of them anticipated, he gets involved in trying to stop the supernatural out of self-preservation.²** Unlockable character [[spoiler:Miku]], meanwhile, starts as one of your enemies, making a HeelFaceTurn after [[spoiler:you fill her sickly grandmother's Prescription for her]]. The game refers to them as the Chaos Survivor, stating in their description that they fight the Old Gods for their own selfish reasons rather than pursuing any greater good.²* Warlocks and Death Knights seem to serve this role in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Warlocks fit the role very loosely, since they indeed horribly kill their enemies and steal their souls, but their class quest chain is dedicated to resisting the Burning Legion's influence and not succumbing to evil.²** As well as many Forsaken characters, who are not saints and seem to be part of the Horde mostly out of it being mutually beneficial (and Sylvanas having at least ''some'' degree of respect for Thrall).²** And Death Knights feed by the very act of killing, which is perfectly suited to the role of adventurer… and thus not really fitting the trope very well. All of what made the DK class "evil" was because they were compelled to do Arthas' will, which disappears after the Knights of the Ebon Blade rebel.²*** On the other hand, many of the Knights of the Ebon Blade take questionable approaches to fighting the Scourge, from being willing to fire even while risking hitting web-wrapped "human shields" to destroying the soul of an enemy commander.²** In ''Wrath of the Lich King'', Malygos, leader of the [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience Blue Dragonflight]], has gone insane and is leading his dragonflight in an attempt to destroy the world due to what he sees as overuse and misuse of magic by mortals. The Wyrmrest Accord is an alliance of the other four dragonflights of Azeroth against the blues. The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil black dragonflight]] is part of the alliance. The leader of the black dragonflight also wants to destroy the world, in his case because he was corrupted by {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and in fact he would attempt to do so in the very next expansion, but he wasn't around during the events of ''Wrath of the Lich King''. So the blacks, while evil in general, weren't making a concerted effort to blow things up when the blues were.²** Magatha Grimtotem and her clan are this to the Tauren. She's responsible for the death of Cairne Bloofhoof (Cairne had a duel with Garrosh Hellscream where both fighters were allowed to have their weapon blessed by a shaman before the fight, Magatha applied poison to Hellscream's weapon) and was exiled for it. Players help her acquire an artifact called the ''[[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doomstone]]'' in post-''Cataclysm'' Thousand Needles, after which she vanishes.²* In ''VideoGame/YuGiOhDuelLinks'', Pegasus, Yami Marik, and Yami Bakura are among the playable characters.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Animation]]²* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'':²** Out of the three Cheer Squad members, Mackenzie has the least amount of redeeming qualities and is the one most likely to turn on her friends if the opportunity is worthwhile. While Brittnay will at least hold back her rage to the people she genuinely cares about, Mackenzie will be more blinded by her goals and be more unconcerned about how her actions negatively affect others, regardless of who they are and how close they are to her.²** Out of the three Van Buren sisters, Cameron has the least amount of redeeming qualities and is the one most likely to turn on Shay and Mikayla if the opportunity is worthwhile. In season one she gladly joined her sisters in planning revenge on the Cheerleaders for calling Shay "A fucking liar," while in season five she not only eagerly accepts Mackenzie's invitation into the American teen modeling team but joins in mocking Shay for assuming they asked her.²* Many of the characters from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' can occupy this role depending on their current motivation. Sometimes Church; most often, Tex. After season 2, when the teams are frequently allied against a greater threat, Sarge views the Blues as a collective Evil Teammate, though he's probably closer to this.²* Franchise/{{Kirby}} from ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'', who is a whole lot eviler in this series than he normally is. He doesn't mind swallowing or hitting innocent creatures or servants with umbrellas.²* In the ''LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}}'' series ''[[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries Cornerstone]]'', the participants such as Duncan, LetsPlay/HannahRutherford, LetsPlay/{{Sjin}}, LetsPlay/KimRichards and LetsPlay/{{Rythian}} are largely capable of cooperation, although most factions have built a secret base or two and arguments tend to crop up. This is not the case with LetsPlay/HatFilms, who generally antagonise the other seven players, stole a lot of gold all to build a "Mile High Club" base, steal jetpacks, found a cult to a golden hand and try murdering the others when their own secret base is ravaged. This applies to a lesser extent with LetsPlay/{{Strippin}}, who essentially acts as their muscle.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Comics]]²* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': [[ Black Mage]] is [[FortheEvulz absurdly evil]]. In one arc, it is revealed that his SignatureMove, [[KamehameHadoken hadoken]], is [[ThePowerOfLove powered by love]]. That is, [[BlackMage he]] [[ManaDrain siphons love]] out of the universe to [[CallingYourAttacks fuel]] [[KiManipulation his]] [[HandBlast power]]. This has the added [[BlackMagic effect]] of [[DestructiveSaviour raising the divorce rate with each blast]]. ²** While the Light Warriors as a whole are amoral, inept, stupid, violent, destructive and selfish, Black Mage stands out because he wants to destroy the world and everyone in it for no real reason. It's [[ suggested]] that its his own presence that causes the rest of the Light Warriors to be what they are.²* Bob in ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' is evil, but still hangs out with his brother George and the rest of the main cast. He even saves George from trouble a few times. However, none of this stops him from occasionally trying to take over the world or kill everyone.²* ''Webcomic/CurseQuest'': Avalon is a dead ringer for this. He appears to be inactive and sidelines with the heroes at the moment. However, considering he doesn't give his real name and also using an alias when signing up for the curse quest, it can be assumed he doesn't want to be discovered by the International Guild of Heroes. He cheers on enemies trying to kill his teammates and demands being called Master Avalon.²* In ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'', Pete doesn't exactly play his character evil, but as more of an insane and completely amoral psychopath. Though he doesn't seem to be aware that there is anything unusual about it. And it's ''R2-D2'' of all people. He does admit that he likes the group in [[ this]] strip, after he GM's a session which turns into a death trap. Lampshaded in [[ #783:]]²--> '''R2-D2:''' If ''I'' was controlling a bad guy, you know what I'd do?\²'''Obi-Wan:''' ''"If"?''²* Arudin from ''Dungeon Crawl Inc'' is this, though he insists he's "colorfully pragmatic." His most vile deeds occurred years before he joined TheTeam, when he was an agent of the elven terrorist organization Eldreth Veluuthra. He did a HeelFaceTurn and nowadays he's mainly a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] {{Jerkass}}.²%%* Lothar Hex of ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow''.²* Luke from ''Webcomic/{{Freakangels}}'' decided one day human morals really weren't his thing and has been going downhill ever since.²* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'':²** Trudy was quite [[CardCarryingVillain over-the-top evil]] in the first few years, literally as well as figuratively [[KickTheDog kicking dogs]]. As CerebusSyndrome set in, she became a slightly toned down villain who was manipulating the rest of the cast to take over the world. After being defeated and forced on the run, her ex-boyfriend Trent took over her position, proving to be the most selfish and amoral of the GPF crew during his time there. The fact that both of them were in the same position gets lampshaded.²--->'''Nick:''' Do they ''make'' marketing people in a less maniacal flavor?²** The trope is downplayed at first with Trent, however. Dwayne shows more patience with his antics than he really deserves, though it's fair to say his feud with Fred isn't entirely one-sided, but Trent [[ does eventually]] push the TeamDad too far.²--->'''Trent:''' ''Fired?!'' On what grounds?\²'''Dwayne:''' Let's see. Harassing a fellow employee. Attempting to ''murder'' said fellow employee. Disrupting the workplace with frivolous lawsuits. I don't like you, I'm through defending you to my employees, you just attempted to pull my wife's clothes off...\²'''Trent:''' I think I get the picture...²* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':²** Baron Wulfenbach seems to keep [[PsychoForHire Bangladesh Dupree]] on the payroll because it's better to have her using her destructiveness at his call rather than simply running loose. Of course, that leash isn't very tight.²** Tarvek considers himself this to Agatha's group, even declaring it out loud [[ at one point]].²--->'''Tarvek:''' I'm totally one of the bad guys, ''okay''? I'm a great big devious weasel.²* In ''Gods Playing Poker'', Cthulhu himself is generally on the side of hurting people and eating souls, although the actual group doesn't do much literal heroing, being mostly composed of holy figures of various faiths.²* ''Webcomic/TheHandbookOfHeroes'' has Fighter as by far the jerkiest member of the protagonist party, committing vile deeds like slaying a good gold dragon for its hoard or killing a magical talking deer for food. An [[ early strip]] confirms that his in-universe alignment is Evil.²* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':²** At first, the Trolls seem to have one in [[KnightTemplar Terezi "gallowsCalibrator" Pyrope]]. In Act Five, however, we meet the other Trolls; compared to Vriska "arachnidsGrip" Serket, Terezi is a ''saint''. The worst thing Terezi has done was [[spoiler:leading the protagonist to get himself killed by taking on enemies stronger than he could manage in an alternate timeline]], and she did this [[ForegoneConclusion knowing]] he would be [[BackFromTheDead back]]. Vriska, on the other hand, [[spoiler:forced one of her teammates to jump off a cliff and paralyze himself, then mind controlled another teammate into murdering his lover, and forced Terezi into staring into the sun until she went blind]]. Terezi ''has'' [[spoiler:killed trolls during her time as Vriska's partner in [[{{LARP}} FLARP]], but according to her, she only killed the "bad" ones, while Vriska just killed ''everyone'']].²** There's also Eridan Ampora, who doesn't seem too dangerous initially, merely being a JerkAss with plans to perform genocide on the land dwellers that he doesn't seem too likely to ever actually come through with. [[spoiler: Then in Act 5 Act 2, he reveals his plan to join up with [[OmnicidalManiac Jack Noir]], and promptly blinds Sollux and murders Feferi and Kanaya when they attempt to fight him]].²** And the most unexpected example, [[spoiler: [[MonsterClown Gamzee Makara]]. Introduced as a dim-witted, good natured stoner who is a devout follower of a religion of clowns and miracles, he seems like a [[JokeCharacter funny character firmly rooted on the good side]]. Then he runs out of what kept him high and has his religion mocked by Dave and promptly becomes a murderer hellbent on killing all the other trolls in the name of his "mirthful messiahs"]]. While Karkat calms him down before he can kill more than two trolls, he still never goes back to being the good-natured person he was before, becoming a complete JerkAss, and he ends up being [[spoiler: a follower of [[BigBad Lord English]] and doing many things to assist him as well as the only one of the token evil teammates to end up having seemingly no redeeming qualities by the end]].²** For the Pre-scratch trolls Kurloz was probably the most outright evil, though Meenah and Damara were close behind.²* Galatea in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' seems to be very slowly growing a set of morals, thanks to her family's influence. She at least acknowledges that hurting innocent people is bad, but she still believes conquering a planet and setting yourself up as dictator is okay as long as no one gets (immediately) hurt. Bob pointed out that people ''would'' inevitably get hurt in the long run, and that gave her pause. So, she's gettin' there...²* Mike from ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' and ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}''. While not exactly evil, he takes being a {{Jerkass}} UpToEleven. When he's sober. When he's drunk, he turns into a nice guy.²* Most of the characters in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' are at least a little evil, but either [[SociopathicHero Psycho Mantis]] or [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Ocelot]] are the default evil guys.²* Richard in ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' (pictured above) is this. On [[ page two]], we see him use an innocent bystander as a human shield. He then gleefully considers the prospect of killing the man's wife and young son, to "complete the set." The rest of the party is grey or good (Cale).²** Oddly enough, despite Richard killing Cale the first time they met (he got better), and Richard's constant [[CrossesTheLineTwice Crossing the Line Twice]], by now Cale misses him so much when he is not around that he ''set his own hands on fire'' reminiscing. When Richard returned, there were hugs.²* Ken in ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' is a SociopathicHero {{jerkass}} who is something like a combination of [[Anime/SamuraiChamploo Mugen]] and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko]] but without either of their noble qualities. He's shown brutally mugging innocent people several times as a way to keep the group in-funds, and his good teammates are willing to tolerate this.²* Bezzler the thief in ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' essentially stole everything he could get his hands on and nearly bankrupted his party several times before Yeager slipped him a "Magic Helm of C'ntrol-Ault-Delete" (and again until Nodwick dealt with him after this wore off). Although in day-to-day life Yeager seems to play this role despite not being officially evil (often helped by Artax), largely due to his tendency to treat henchmen as AcceptableProfessionalTargets.²* In ''WebComic/OnePieceGrandLine3Point5'', Cory plays Zoro as a ChaoticNeutral [[invoked]] BloodKnight only out for himself. The only thing tying him to the party is his UndyingLoyalty flaw; as Zoro didn't answer to ''anyone'', Cory figured it wouldn't come up, and only realized after agreeing to follow Luffy [[OhCrap what that meant]].²** DM was also going to enter [[BattleButler Kurahadol]] into the team, but instead illustrated [[{{Deconstruction}} some of the problems inherit to this]]; he was so excessively rude to his would-be party members that by the end of their first meeting, Luke was asking if they could just kill him off so she'd have to roll up a new character. In addition, the character build was not one that could even work with the party with the key maneuver being a frenzy attack that doesn't distinguish between allies and foes. ²* Belkar in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. A ChaoticEvil CardCarryingVillain {{Jerkass}}, but Roy is [[spoiler:allowed into heaven]] partially because his influence limited the amount of evil Belkar would otherwise have done. (Exactly how much would that have been? See [[ this comic]].) Interestingly, this may be the first non-intuitive trope used without at least a LampshadeHanging.²** Also interesting in that it's played completely straight, bordering on [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]]. The implications of a mostly good party putting up with the sometimes utterly despicable actions of a teammate who shows them little loyalty are thoroughly explored. And then [[DeconReconSwitch reconstructed]] with Roy giving a lecture not only on how Belkar can be controlled, but why it would be a bigger risk not to try. The authorities of Law and Good actually agree with Roy, saying that they believe that Roy's influence has minimized Belkar's evil (and their projections of what Belkar might have become without Roy around are actually kind of scary).²** This status quo is gradually changing, with Belkar having undergone a VisionQuest where he's convinced that the only way he can continue getting away with what he does is by ''pretending'' to be [[HeroicComedicSociopath more heroic and less sociopath]]. He's still a {{Jerkass}}, but considering he's inherited a MoralityPet in the form of Lord Shojo's RightHandCat, [[BecomingTheMask he may have begun to genuinely change for the better]]. But only slightly, since he's still willing to deal with slavers when they don't threaten his cat. Nevertheless, Belkar still is very much "south of Neutral", in Haley's words -- which is sometimes [[ not a bug, but a feature]].²** Later on in the story, he loses his status as the only evil character after [[spoiler:Durkon becomes a vampire. In fact, Belkar's the first character to (rightly) suspect there's more going on there than just an alignment shift (and for a long time, too)]]. It later turns out that the character calling himself [[spoiler:Durkon]] isn't [[spoiler:Durkon]] at all; he's actually [[spoiler:the High Priest of Hel, who pulled a GrandTheftMe and sealed Durkon's actual soul/mind deep inside, picking away at his memories in order to learn how to better impersonate him]].²* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':²** Bun-Bun is a {{sociopath|icHero}} through and through, but the other characters keep him around partly out of sympathy, partly because his raw toughness comes in handy, and partly because he'd kick their asses for trying to get rid of him. Over the years, the cast has gotten quite good at "Bun-Bun-fu", arranging situations so that it's in Bun-Bun's best interest to help them.²--->'''Riff:''' I'm going to sweeten the deal! What do you think of this, Bun-Bun?\²'''Bun-Bun:''' ''[unimpressed]'' It's an empty wallet.\²'''Riff:''' ''[points to bad guy]'' And I bet ''his'' is full of cash and credit cards. And you've got to bodily throw one of us out.\²'''Bun-Bun:''' Fair enough! Time to mug and take out the trash!²** Even more blatant during the ROKEN arc, where Bun-Bun goes up against [[spoiler:Oasis]] under the guise of doing it only for a huge pile of cash, only when he finally encounters [[spoiler:her]] he has this exchange:²--->'''Bun-Bun:''' I'll get right to the point, [[spoiler:Red]]. You simply have to stop messing with and killing the dweebs in my life. They suck, I know, but they're '''''my''''' dweebs. You're making me mad. But you know what's going to make you ''madder than me?'' I know [[spoiler:where Torg is]] and I'm not telling. So what are you going to do about it, [[spoiler:Crazy-Pants?]]²** Each time he got drunk he would tell the rest of the cast that he actually appreciates them...²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[MageKiller Dr. Clef]] is arguably this to the Foundation, given he was a former [[UnitedNationsIsASuperpower Global Occult Coalition]] operative (a group dedicated to the [[KillEmAll eradication]] of the paranormal instead of the containment and study of it). He is also a [[ConsummateLiar pathological liar]] who hates {{Reality Warper}}s and thus has a dangerous obsession with [[WouldHurtAChild killing SCP-239]], an 8-year-old girl with powerful RealityWarper abilities he believes to be a danger to the Foundation and society. Oh and [[MultipleChoicePast one of his possible origins]] is that he might be '''{{Satan}}'''.²* ''Literature/{{Deviant}}'': Revenant, a bigot with the ability to possess people, and Insinuation, a double agent who can't seem to decide who's side he's on.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Videos]]²* Creator/GavinFree used to be considered this for Creator/AchievementHunter, often trolling the others regularly in an effort to make videos more entertaining. Since then, however, Ryan Haywood (aka "[[TheCaligula Mad King Ryan]]") has surpassed him, regularly making sadistic challenges for the others, imprisoning animals for petty reasons and constantly betraying the others ForTheEvulz. Pretty much ''all'' of the Achievement Hunter group will slip into being a {{troll}} because ItAmusedMe, meaning this role alternates.²* Typically, whenever LetsPlay/LewisBrindley, LetsPlay/SimonLane and LetsPlay/DuncanJones play ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' together, it's a fair bet that Lewis and Duncan will both work fairly efficiently on their various projects, with the odd moment of trolling or silliness in between. Simon, however, will remorselessly set things on fire, kill the others for relatively petty reasons (such as Duncan talking about a golf course that wasn't practical to finish), use TNT to "[[DiggingYourselfDeeper solve]]" a problem more often than not, steal things from others and insult them. He's fairly bad in ''VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown'' as well, in which he tends to RDM [[note]]kill on flimsy grounds[[/note]] while innocent and do his fellow traitors in with suicide bombs when a traitor. Ironically, [[TokenGoodTeammate he's the complete opposite in]] ''Yoglabs''.²* Discussed in ''Webvideo/CounterMonkey'', in which Spoony actively discourages letting a player make an evil character in a party of good guys since not only because the player simply just want to actively fuck with the party, there is no reason that a group of heroes would trust said character, especially if there's a Paladin or Cleric (who can cast Detect Evil) within the group. He does however offer some possible ways to make the character work (a LawfulEvil character or one [[EnemyMine who hates the current villain more than he does the party]]).²* Tyce from ''WebVideo/DeagleNation'' is this to the rest of Deagle Nation. Not only has he started a "civil war" within the group twice now, but he's also a neo-nazi and has stated plenty of times that he's wanted to start a race war to "free the skeletons" among other goals.²* While the whole main cast of ''Series/FlandersCompany'' is made of {{Villain Protagonist}}s, it's revealed in Season 2 that their TokenGoodTeammate possesses a SuperPoweredEvilSide.²* ''LetsPlay/HatFilms'' has Smiffy (Alex Smith), although "evil" might be an exaggeration. While (at least when playing ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'') the Sirs are mostly ''immoral'' and ended up being [[BigBadDuumvirate the biggest threat to the rest of the]] LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} [[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries server]] before it was deactivated, they have some limits. Smiffy, on the other hand, regularly [[PyroManiac sets things on fire]], [[ForTheEvulz does cruel things for his own amusement]], tries to weaponise anything that the trio makes (up to and including making nukes), [[{{Griefer}} trolls others on the public server]] and kills tamed animals for petty reasons.²* In ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' Gaea is not exactly this for most of the story despite her ManipulativeBastard status. Omega Zell is quite prone do underhanded behaviour himself and Arthéon's behaviour has several time implied that he could throw his benevolent Guild Master personality out the window if it meant getting back some of the status he lost in the backstory. They were also all equally guilty of considering that the [[TheMillstone Sparadrap]] was the sole reason of their lack of progress despite their respective flaws playing a big part in it also. She however definitely became the token evil of the team after [[spoiler:Arthéon and Omega Zell left the guild and all the other remaining members were much more on the good side]].²* In ''WebVideo/TrappedInTheBirdCage'' while Saturn and Nejma both have their psychological and ethical problems Will is substantially more amoral than either of them, never mind [[TokenGoodTeammate Reader]]. However around episode 8 after Reader saves her life she does show, briefly, a HiddenHeartOfGold²* ''WebVideo/OutsideXbox'':²** This is Jane Douglas's persona in the team as the token MadScientist. PlayedForLaughs of course.²** In the ''Dungeons and Dragons'' videos, Prudence the Tiefling Warlock stands out as the only adventurer who is actually evil, being a warlock that openly serves Cthulhu and favours [[MurderIsTheBestSolution killing any resistance]] first and foremost. Fittingly enough, [[AuthorAvatar Jane plays Prudence as an exaggeration of her onscreen persona]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':²** As time went on, the Ice King became less of a nemesis of Finn and Jake and more of a FriendlyEnemy, especially after they learn his [[BackstoryHorror tragic backstory]] as [[spoiler: an ordinary man corrupted by an ArtifactOfDoom]]. He eventually upgrades to a sometime-ally, especially after he's forced to live with Finn and Jake for a while in the later half of season 5.²** Peppermint Butler. He's known to the Gumball Guardians as "The Dark One", he's best friends with Death, and he frequently dabbles in black magic and demonology. And he's still Princess Bubblegum's loyal butler.²* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'': Iago, as the former servant of villain Jafar, is rehabilitated but still the one member of the team with the most nasty ideas. In some episodes, he subtly attempts to steal the Sultan's gold.²%%* Adder from ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood''.²* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':²** Roger, while none of the Smith household are exactly saintly in behavior, they can at least play the StraightMan or display a plausible conscience at times, DependingOnTheWriter. Roger on the other hand is a rather consistent ComedicSociopath [[LackOfEmpathy who has problems feeling for]] [[ItsAllAboutMe anyone over himself]] ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn at least par a few early occasions]]).²** Barry counts as this among Steve's friends. He's a psychotic criminal genius who takes medication that turns him into a good-natured idiot, but occasionally his true nature shines through.²* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'': Shake, a bastard who lives to torture his roommates and for personal gain. The other members of the team often do evil things as well, but Shake is unique in that [[ForTheEvulz he doesn't need a reason]].²* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'': Dodie is a downplayed example as she is not outright "evil". She is prone to ChronicBackstabbingDisorder, tried to break up Ginger and her boyfriend because she was jealous of Darren, and has other negative qualities.²* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'':²** Dinobot serves this role for the first two seasons. He starts out on Megatron's side, but is immediately cast out for trying to take over. He then challenges Optimus for leadership of the Maximals, but ends up joining the team.²** Shortly after [[spoiler: Dinobot's death]], Blackarachnia takes over.²%%* Zorak from ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow''.²* ''WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts'': One of the players on WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse's team in ''WesternAnimation/MickeysPoloTeam'' is the Big Bad Wolf from Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheThreeLittlePigs''. Though the only really mean thing he does is unleash his trademark huffing and puffing on Shirley Temple and the Three Little Pigs when they heckle him from the stands.²* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'': Tuffnut and Ruffnut are considered to be too violent and reckless even for vikings' standards. They also find some pleasure in chaos and destruction and show some sociopathic behavior, but mostly harmless. ²* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'': When asked who is the "evil triplet" in the series premiere, Huey and Dewey both point at Louie (the most cunning, lazy, and greedy of the brothers), who agrees.²* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': ²** Eddy, despite being TheLeader, is the most devious and anti-heroic of the main trio.²** [[SpoiledBrat Sarah]] and [[JerkJock Kevin]] are the token jerks of the cul-de-sac kids.²* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': ²** Stewie Griffin in early seasons, since he really wanted to kill his mother. Ironically however, while the rest of the family TookALevelInJerkass he's arguably [[TookALevelInKindness evolved into one of the more likable characters in the show]]. He still has his moments though.²** Among Peter's friends, SerialRapist Glenn Quagmire is the most amoral. Unless you count [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Peter himself]].²* ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'': The ChildMage Kyle is not technically evil, he's just more grumpy and despising over the two titular boys, and is the least friendly classmate.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Bender.²-->'''Bender:''' From now on I promise I'll never be too good or too evil again. I'll just be me.\²'''Leela:''' Do you think you could be a little less evil than that?\²'''Bender:''' I dunno. Do you think you could survive a 700 foot fall?\²'''Fry:''' Good old Bender.²** Given his near-total lack of regard for human life and number of Doomsday devices, [[MadScientist Farnsworth]] is also this.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': WordOfGod is that if the planned spinoff ''Gargoyles 2198'' ever gets made, Demona, BigBad of the existing ''Gargoyles'' series, will take this role. It's not that she's gotten over her FantasticRacism towards humans, but more that she's decided she likes the ScaryDogmaticAliens who've taken over Earth even less -- for now. Whether she'll eventually morph into TheAtoner or take back the BigBad role herself is left deliberately unanswered.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': Mandy, the only one of the heroes who's more evil than a demon from the underworld.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'': Trina Riffin, as much as being a hindrance to the band, she's also an unwitting help to them (Corey's inability to come up with lyrics is part of the reason).²%%* Joseph Stalin in the "Freedom League" sketch on ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'': The Misfits are all varying degrees of mean (though Stormer is only pretending to fit in) and are constantly making The Holograms lives miserable however Jetta is worse than the others. She and Roxy loathe each other, she picks on Stormer despite Stormer being the reason she's in the band (then again the others pick on her too), and she almost scammed Pizzazz out of at least a million dollars. It's a wonder they keep her around.²* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'': Heloise is as often seen in the company of Lucius as the brains of his misery-making schemes as she is seen in the company of Jimmy (who she has a crush on) to just have fun with him.²* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'': Alexandra only tags along with the group because her brother Alexander is the manager. Every episode usually features her either trying to steal Alan away from Josie or sabotage the band in some way.²* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In the episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E19And20Hereafter Hereafter]]", when Superman was supposedly dead, Lobo stepped up to fill in the missing spot. He took HeroInsurance to ridiculous new levels. Of course, the other members of the league never agreed to it but they really needed an extra hand at the time. When Superman returns, they get Lobo to scram.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat is one of the protagonists of the show and is a friend of the main cast, but he normally does evil stuff and actually plays the villain in several episodes.²* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'': Doktor Frogg is the only member who is actually evil as opposed to [[HarmlessVillain just obnoxious]].²* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Varrick. His motives for helping [[LaResistance Team Avatar]] against Unalaq were far from altruistic, as he did not care for the interests of the Southern Water Tribe, only for profiting from the conflict. He is willing to go to extremes, such as breaking the law to do this. However, he ended up becoming a SixthRangerTraitor and he was sabotaging their mission from the start. He masterminded terrorist attacks behind the heroes' backs that were executed by triads. He even took advantage of [[FallenPrincess Asami]] by stealing her equipment just to make her desperate enough to sell him controlling interest. By Books Three and Four, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn and becomes a critical member of the fight against the BigBad in the GrandFinale, having grown a conscience.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'': ²** Marvin the Martian is a friend to Bugs, Daffy, and Porky in this continuity. He still wants to blow up the Earth, though considering we never see him attempt to evil might be a bit of a stretch.²** Daffy is this compared to the people he hangs out with, though the "evil" part is usually just shameless selfishness.²* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': Rico. He's canonically classed by Skipper as their resident psychopath, and out of any of the members of the penguin team, causes the most trouble intentionally.²* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Buford isn't actually evil, but he is rude, intimidating, and a self-professed bully.²* On ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'', Mitchell is this ever since he somewhat [[spoiler: joined the clique in "Holidays in Boxwood Terrace"]]. He definitely has the most vices of the cast, being aloof, sarcastic, vain, and temperamental. Plus, he's out to expose Jet's identity. However, he is not evil and has many good qualities.²* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' the titular [[HeroicComedicSociopath Rick Sanchez]] is not a "good person" by any stretch of the term. Even his [[ThisLoserIsYou relatable]], cowardly grandson, [[TokenGoodTeammate Morty]], has said this on multiple occasions. That said, he's still the [[VillainProtagonist protagonist]] and the team sometimes does heroic things, even if typically only for [[NominalHero self preservation or gain]] or [[MoralityChain because Morty pressured him into it]], and the enemies they face are usually worse than they are. In fact, a ''massive'' portion of the show's CharacterDevelopment are various characters, first Morty, then Summer, and then even ''Beth'', realizing Rick is not the good person and hero they like to prop him up as.²--> '''Morty:''' I don't renounce Rick, and I never have. I was just trying to protect my sister. I wanted you to have a normal life. That's something you can't have when Rick shows up. Everything real turns fake. Everything right is wrong. All you know is that you know nothing and he knows everything. And, well -- well, he's not a villain, Summer, but he shouldn't be your hero. [[WildCard He's more like a demon or a super fucked up god]].²* In ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'', Emperor Femur of Bone and Lord Mantel of Rock both qualify:²** Femur is a sleazy, opportunistic coward who’s mainly out for himself, and many of the actions he takes end up hindering the Alliance’s ability to fight back against the Beast Drones. Highlights include betraying and holding Alliance leaders hostage on multiple occasions, stealing Planet Rock’s Battle Moons for himself, and [[spoiler:pulling his forces out of the Battle of Remora, leaving Ice and Fire to take the brunt of the casualties]]. This last action puts him in hot water with everyone, including his own warriors (who feel dishonoured at [[spoiler:being forced to retreat from a major battle]]), forcing Femur to try and improve his image with the rest of the Alliance. Despite this, most of his actions are played for laughs.²** Lord Mantel, by contrast, is an aggressive and hot-tempered jackass who talks down to everyone, be they commoners or royalty. He stubbornly refuses to admit that the Beast Planet is too great a threat for Planet Rock to handle alone, remains unjustly confident that the Battle Moons can handle anything the Beast throws at them (even after the Beast Planet itself swats two of the Moons like flies), exiles Graveheart for daring to put the common good before that of Rock, and [[spoiler:forces Jayde to steal vital Alliance codes so that he can seize control of it in a coup]]. Unlike Femur, Mantel’s hostility and belligerence are (usually) not played for laughs. ²* In the third season of ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'', Shadow Weaver - formerly the second-in-command of the Horde, and Adora and Catra's {{Abusive Parent|s}} - defects to the Rebellion in order to get revenge on Hordak and slots into this role. The show ''adamantly'' refuses to treat this as a HeelFaceTurn; notably, when Shadow Weaver comes up against Catra, it's treated not as a victory for the heroes, but as Catra's abuser coming back to hurt her again, even though at this point Catra is in the middle of a full-blown VillainousBreakdown driven by [[GreenEyedMonster her out-of-control envy of Adora]].²* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ²** In early seasons, Bart, despite his good side, was the most reckless and sociopathic of the family to the point that his antics and mischievousness often went too far, in some cases even causing real harm (both emotional or physical). However, Homer TookALevelInJerkass in later seasons and now he's often as reckless and sociopathic as Bart, or sometimes even worse DependingOnTheWriter.²** Among Homer's friends, the bitter, AxCrazy Moe is the meanest. Unless you count [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Homer himself]].²** Among Bart's friends, Nelson is this. He often hangs out with Bart's group, despite being a bully to Bart and other kids in other episodes. He gets nicer over the years, but he's still quite violent.²* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Eric Cartman, who proves to be more evil than Satan ([[SatanIsGood though admittedly that's not too difficult]]), was able to tame Cthulhu, created imaginary characters that terrified the likes of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, has only ever PetTheDog for his own personal gain (save for ''one'' instance where he saved the lives of some cats), and is ''literally'' incapable of understanding good. Even his three "friends" aren't entirely sure why they let him hang around. ²* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Mr. Krabs after his {{Flanderization}} into a more malicious, abusive boss. He reached the point of psychotically spending a full episode trying to get a single penny from [=SpongeBob=]. (On another occasion he [[DealWithTheDevil sold SpongeBob to the Flying Dutchman]] for 62 cents, an act which even horrified Squidward.) Meanwhile, as Plankton heads more into {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}y Krabs' responses become more extreme; once he actually [[DrivenToSuicide drove Plankton to attempt suicide]]. In some episodes the Chum Bucket is a legitimate business Krabs is bullying profit away from (in one episode he became obsessed with ruining the Chum Bucket just because he earned ''one'' regular customer). WordOfGod is that he was supposed to be as much of a villain as Plankton, only less obvious. After all, many of his crimes were before the Movie.²* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In the second season finale, [[spoiler:Darth Maul]] serves as this to the main Jedi cast as he has his own reasons for wanting Palpatine and the Empire to fall. However, it's soon subverted as when it looks like he's going to win, turns on them, and he becomes a recurring antagonist in the third season.²* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Peridot agrees to an EnemyMine with the Crystal Gems in the second season when she is stranded on Earth and they face a common danger in the Cluster. She eventually is forced to join the Crystal Gems for real in "Message Received" when she unthinkingly mouths off at Yellow Diamond, who proves to not be the goddess of logic that she believed her to be, nor as respectful to her as the Crystal Gems. Come Season 3, this is more or less subverted after Peridot TookALevelInKindness.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}}'': Ruby is a family-friendly version of the trope, as she tends to be focused on stealing treasure, but is still loyal to her friends.²* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': ²** [[TroubledButCute Duncan]] and [[AlphaBitch Heather]] (the former being more childishly destructive, the latter being more of a ManipulativeBastard). [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful Justin]] in ''Total Drama Action'' (as a SmugSnake). [[TheChessmaster Alejandro]] in ''Total Drama World Tour'' (as a sort of Heather-Justin hybrid). [[TeamKiller Scott]] and [[JerkJock Jo]] in ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'' (the former as a ManipulativeBastard, and the latter as a sort of DrillSergeantNasty). [[FatBitch Sugar]] in ''Total Drama Pahkitew Island''.²** Both played straight and inverted in ''Total Drama All Stars''. Inverted with the Villainous Vultures having Gwen (who doesn't even want to be evil) and played straight with Courtney and later Duncan on the Heroic Hamsters [[spoiler:and Mike's new evil personality Mal]].²* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Rusty Venturen would really like to be a good guy (and has passed on at least one chance to become a CardCarryingVillain), but he's far too lazy and selfish to pass up an opportunity to make a buck just because it hurts someone else. We're talking about a guy who built [[RefugeInAudacity a machine powered by an orphan's heart]], here. Rusty is the reason for the PoweredByAForsakenChild trope. The aforementioned LotusEaterMachine was described as such by [[TropeNamers Doctor Orpheus]].²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': [[EvilWeapon Rubilax]] is a [[TheBrute brute]] who is always [[BloodKnight looking for a good fight]] and a [[OmnicidalManiac chance to spread mayhem and destruction]] just ForTheEvulz. [[SealedEvilInACan Being sealed in a sword]] forces him to use [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] as an outlet for his frustrated evil. Fortunately for him, his wielder Shushu Knight [[IdiotHero Sadlygrove]] provides plenty of mockery. For most of the series Rubilax is a double-edged sword -- pun intended -- since he is a powerful weapon that can use different elemental powers depending on the situation. On the other hand, he's always trying to take [[DemonicPossession possession]] of Sadlygrove in order to wreak havoc.²* ''WesternAnimation/WinnieThePooh2011'': Rabbit often acts as a child friendly variant of the trope. He is certainly the most antagonistic of the other docile members of the Hundred Acre Wood, he is a GrumpyBear at worst however, and to many audiences the [[OnlySaneMan sanest]] and [[ThisLoserIsYou most relatable character]] of the series. He's even arguably the BigBad of ''Springtime with Roo'' (and the VillainProtagonist) until he realizes the error of his ways.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'': Prince Phobos, the former season's BigBad, takes this role briefly during the second season, because he's the only person who can take the new BigBad's AmplifierArtifact away from her without it instantly teleporting back. Phobos spends a handful of episodes grudgingly helping the heroes (while acting like a titanic JerkAss to them all the while) [[spoiler: and then he finally gets what he wants- said AmplifierArtifact for himself. He promptly betrays everybody and resumes the throne of BigBad. [[GenreSavvy Something Will fully expected from him and had planned for]]]].²%%* ''WesternAnimation/TheXs'': Admit it, your first thought on Truman X would be the occasional EvilLaugh.²²[[/folder]]²----


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