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  • Iron Will in Adventure Ponies!. In the show, Iron Will could be intimidating, but the most "villainous" thing he had done at the time was rudely demand that Fluttershy pay him for his services, and he eventually accepted that she wasn't 100% satisfied. Even in his second appearance (after the game's release) he only ever sunk to the level of a con artist. Here, he's a level boss.
  • In American McGee's Alice, several characters from the works of Lewis Carroll get this treatment, including Tweedledee, Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts (to a much lesser extent as she was a villain originally), the Dormouse, the March Hare, and the Mad Hatter. However, the Mad Hatter does have a Heel–Face Turn in the sequel and becomes one of Alice's allies.
    • The original game does an admittedly poor job of showing at the end that none of the characters are actual villains, and their behavior in the game is a reflection of Wonderland itself being out of whack. The sequel makes this a touch clearer, both because Alice's problems have changed enough we can see the shifting of roles and by explaining enough of the backstory to justify the existence and actions of the original's Big Bad.
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  • In at least one Asterix video game (Asterix and the Great Rescue) Cacofonix is fought as a boss. In the comics themselves, while he is a nuisance and a Giftedly Bad musician, he is an ally of the main characters and not at all a villain. Averted because he is not a villain here either: he isn't a boss out to get the characters but just trying to sing oblivious to how unpleasant this is to the surrounding individuals exactly like in the comics.
  • Batman: Arkham Series:
    • In the comics, most of Anarky's actions were targeted at specific individuals, and although some of his actions put his targets in critical condition, he wasn't a killer and he would avoid collateral damage. In Batman: Arkham Origins, Anarky plans to blow up buildings connected to what he believes are the root problems of society, and he's unconcerned with who might get hurt in the process. He's also portrayed as somewhat less rational than his comic book counterpart. You probably wouldn't hear the comic Anarky ranting against soft drinks, for example.
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    • Batman: Arkham Knight does this to Jason Todd. As the titular Arkham Knight, he's party to a chemical attack on a major metropolitan city, something that, even at his worst, his comic counterpart hasn't done.
    • In Batman: The Animated Series, Ferris Boyle, the guy who turned Victor Fries into Mr. Freeze was already a greedy, murderous jerk who didn't care if he ended a life just to save money, and him turning Victor into Freeze was a reaction to Victor pulling a gun on him. In "Cold, Cold, Heart" DLC, he asked Victor to build cold based weapons in exchange for helping his wife, only to renege on the deal. Later he was willing to kill Batman and Freeze so he could leave no witnesses, and was preparing to kill Nora in front of Freeze out of spite.
  • Batman: The Telltale Series:
    • Most incarnations of Thomas Wayne were good people in a corrupt city, but here, while Bruce remembered Thomas fondly, Thomas himself was more ruthless, being in league with Carmine Falcone and Hamilton Hill, and even driving Esther Cobblepot into insanity and locking her up in Arkham just so he could get a hold of land the Cobblepots own to build a tower. However, he still loved his family enough to try to defend them from Joe Chill and Alfred believes that Thomas would be proud of Bruce not following in his footsteps and actually trying to help Gotham as Batman.
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    • The Children of Arkham leader is Vicki Vale.
    • The Riddler is much more Ax-Crazy and bloodthirsty than his comic book counterpart, who is usually portrayed as one of Batman's least violent enemies. He's also an Adaptational Badass, and can actually put up a good fight against Batman despite this version of him being 60 years old. This is later revealed to be due to taking part in an secret government project where he was exposed to an experimental virus that acted as a Psycho Serum, increasing his mental and physical attributes at the cost of sanity.
  • Axonn in BIONICLE Heroes appears as a brute henchman for the Piraka and is the boss of his level. In the official story, he is actually the mightiest helper of the main characters on the island of Voya Nui, and periodically wipes the floor with the Piraka. Then again, the game threw out practically all of the canon elements in exchange for a better gameplay.
  • In Japanese Mythology, Susano'o was a total dick to his sister Amaterasu, but after being forced to walk the earth for the worst of it, he Took a Level in Kindness and ultimately made up with her. The Susano'o unit in BlazBlue, however, was created as a custodian for Amaterasu... but ultimately plays this trope straight when it develops a consciousness of its own and desires to destroy everything Amaterasu created out of spite. The original inhabitant of the unit is an entity we better know as Yuuki Terumi. Furthermore, he also takes aspects of Lucifer/Satan, that he generates a desire to take over Amaterasu's place, destroy her creations, THEN replace it with his version of world where he is the most feared being, because he simply didn't like his former job as a custodian.
  • Harry the Handbag from Bonkers is a lonely handbag who only stole people and things and stored them inside him because he thought they could cure his loneliness. In the Licensed Game of the same name for the Sega Genesis, Harry becomes a wanted criminal who leads a gang of Raccoon Thieves to steal five toon treasures note  from the museum.
  • Done in-universe in Borderlands2. In the main game, the Guardian Angel was a tragic but ultimately heroic character who sacrifices herself to help stop her father, Handsome Jack. However, the Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep DLC -where the heroes play a setting-appropriate Dungeons & Dragons-style game run by Tiny Tina- features a blatant expy of her that tricks the heroes into releasing it and then turns into a spider-demon and tries to kill them. Lampshaded by Lilith, who tries to explain that the Guardian Angel wasn't really evil, but Tiny Tina refuses to listen because she blames Angel for Roland's death.
  • Dante's Inferno: In the original Inferno, Dante's sins he has to repent of include forgetting his dead muse in favor of living women, being arrogant about his poetry, and being afraid to walk through Hell. In the game, he's an adulterer who had sex with a slave girl while his wife fought off seducers back home, a mass murderer who kills hundreds of civilians, and a damned so self-righteous that he would let the Devil free of Hell before accepting that God's judgement. To the extent that the poem's Dante is also the author, it doubles as a pretty extreme example of Historical Villain Upgrade.
  • Despite being a hero and even a member of The Avengers, Echo is portrayed as an unambiguous villain in the Daredevil video game adaptation.
  • Darkstalkers: BB Hood is a darker incarnation of the famous Little Red Riding Hood. Instead of being the innocent girl who had a terrible run in with a big bad wolf, BB Hood is an Ax-Crazy, sadistic Psycho for Hire trying to hunt down and kill every darkstalker, even if they are good and haven't done anything wrong. In fact, most of her victory quotes are taunts to her now dead opponents.
    • She's even considered evil enough that she appears in Project X Zone 2 as an enemy.
  • Deathtrap Dungeon, the video game adaption of the Fighting Fantasy gamebook Deathtrap Dungeon has this with Baron Sukumvit. The original wasn't exactly a saint, but was portrayed more as an opportunistic noble and a fair ruler, while the video game version has him as the Big Bad, and a tyrant, and has more in common with his villainous brother Lord Cairn from the sequel book Trial of Champions.
  • In Die Reise ins All we met Sherlock Holmes. First he seems to be exact to the character as he is known from the books. Later it's revealed that there was no Sherlock Holmes all along. It was Moriarty in disguise from the beginning.
  • The Ringmaster in Disney's Villains' Revenge. Not only is he treated as the main villain of Dumbo, he wasn't even the meanest character in that particular film.
  • In Double Dragon, Jimmy Lee went from being an ally to his brother Billy in his battle against the Black Warriors, to being the true leader of the gang in the NES version due to the removal of the co-op mode. Whereas the arcade version only has the battle between the Lee brothers occur if two players clear the game together, the NES version simply has Jimmy show up to fight his brother after Willy (the arcade version's final boss) is defeated. Strangely, the NES versions of both sequels feature Jimmy as a player character once again, ignoring his role as a bad guy in the first NES game.
    • A lesser known example comes in the form of the Mission 4 boss in the NES version of Double Dragon III. He resembles one of the Urquidez brothers from the arcade version of the game (specifically Sonny), who were playable characters in that version of the game, but unlike Chin and Ranzou, he doesn't join the Lee brothers after being defeated.
  • In EquestriaBound, while a lot of the are jerks in the show, much like Giygas in the original game, Nightmare Moon is able to influence beings from the past to do her bidding, all of whom have a grudge against Equestria or the mane caste for some reason. Some examples being Trixie and Gilda, both of whom later pulled a Heel–Face Turn in the show.
  • Yuna, Rikku, and Paine, the protagonists from Final Fantasy X-2, are depicted as spies of Maleficent who are Only in It for the Money in Kingdom Hearts II. Thankfully, they are at most Punch Clock Villains and switch to the good guys after Maleficent abandons them (in the manga adaptation, they quit due to her being an Ungrateful Bitch at the end of their A Day in the Limelight chapter).
  • You know those singing squeaky slugs from Flushed Away? They are, for some reason, out to harm the main characters in most of the video game adaptions despite not showing any hostility towards the main characters in the movie at all.
  • In the God of War series, most of the Greek Gods are more evil in the games while in the original myths, they are more neutral and Above Good and Evil. For example:
    • Ares. While he was hardly a nice guy in the original myths, he never tried to take down Olympus and conquer the world.
    • Zeus. While his mythological counterpart was a total asshole, this version of Zeus is considerably more malicious and cruel. But it turns out this is because he was possessed by the evils of Pandora's Box.
    • Even the Greek Demigod Heroes themselves! In the real life mythology, these heroes were held in high regards despite selfish actions but in the series they are egotistical or somewhat corrupted in one way or another. Hercules fights Kratos because he believes that Zeus favored him more and tries to kill Kratos to regain the status of Zeus' favorite and become the next God of War, Perseus went mad from the trials by The Sisters of Fate and finally Pollux and Castor became slave owners and stole the title as oracle.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series takes after the Marvel Cinematic Universe version and sees Yondu of the original 1969 team as a Space Pirate, as opposed to a superhero himself. That said, his reasons for taking Peter fall under Adaptational Heroism, as he was tasked by Peter's mother Meredith to take care of him, as opposed to his MCU counterpart being hired by Ego to kidnap him.
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number features an in-universe example with the movie about Jacket's exploits from the previous game. While in the first game he rescued a hooker from the Mafiya and she came to live with him and serve as his Morality Pet and his only hold on sanity, in the movie Jacket's Expy the Pig Butcher rapes and abducts the hooker from several teenagers, who eventually flees and calls the police on him. Once he ends up in the police interrogation room he breaks out and slaughters his way to her, only for her to shoot him dead as soon as he steps through the door.
  • In Hyrule: Total War, the Kingdom of Hyrule and the Labyrnna Regime are a bunch of smug, imperialist Jerkasses who conquer and subjugate all the other races to impose their rule and rape the land to keep their technology developing respectively. Conversely, many of the "evil" races from the official games are stated to have nobler motives for their actions.
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us and Injustice 2:
    • Supplementy materials show the alternate universe Wonder Woman was already veering into She Who Fights Monsters territory even before assisting the alternate Superman in taking over the world. In the game proper, she's a Blood Knight, something which horrifies the mainstream Wonder Woman.
      • The comics shed some light on Wonder Woman's jerkassery, pointing out she only became more vicious as a result of being mentally abused... by Steve Trevor of all people, who is a war hero and honorary citizen of Themyscira in most adaptations, but a manipulative Nazi bastard in the Injustice continuity.
    • The alternate Sinestro is also a good deal eviler than his mainstream counterpart, and with Wondy functions as a devilish voice in Superman's ear to push him further past the Moral Event Horizon. Perhaps most strikingly, his viewing of the Earth Lanterns as Worthy Opponents is completely omitted from this version; he gruesomely kills both Kyle and John personally, then manipulates Hal into murdering Guy.
    • While The Joker is known to be an Ax-Crazy Monster Clown, his Injustice version is responsible for Superman's Start of Darkness by nuking Metropolis and having him kill his wife Lois Lane. And the rationale for this? All For the Evulz, as he was tired of constantly losing to Batman, so he decided to go after an easier target and see if they would break. And most villains such as Brainiac, Darkseid, Gorilla Grodd and Reverse-Flash agree that the psychotic jester went way too far this time.
    • In most continuities, while Poison Ivy is a misanthropic villain, she has a soft spot for Harley Quinn, and is sometimes even romantically linked to her. In Injustice 2, she acts openly hostile to Harley in some of their battle intros (for example, when Harley tearfully tells her that she's breaking her heart, she responds that she'll break more than that), and during the Story Mode, she uses her pheromones to send Harley into shock, which almost kills her.
  • In the Game Boy version of The Jungle Book, Kaa gets this treatment, compared to the book, as he did in the film, but Baloo, an ally to Mowgli in both the film and the book, is also fought as a (admittedly less directly offensive) level boss.
  • In the "Nightmare Cafeteria" segment of Treehouse of Horror V, Groundskeeper Willie tried to prevent the teachers and staff of Springfield Elementary from eating the students (and ended up with his third ax to the back of the special for his troubles). In the level based of the sketch in The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror, he's part of the staff actively hunting Lisa down.
  • In Killer Instinct, Ben Ferris was originally conceived as a small-time arsonist who was transformed into a constantly burning man by the twisted experiments of UltraTech's chemical weapons research division. Entered into the tournament under the codename "Cinder" with the promise of his freedom as a reward for winning, Ben instead was so horrified by what he had become that he actually sought someone to kill him, and canonically, Glacius was the one who granted him his wish. In the 2013 reboot, Ben is a much less sympathetic figure: a Sociopathic Soldier turned thief-for-hire who infiltrated UltraTech's research division only to be caught by ARIA, and in turn offer his services to her. This version of Ben Ferris willingly accepted being transformed into Cinder because he loved the idea of having the fire powers, and his personality is basically if the Human Torch were also a completely psychotic Blood Knight.
  • League of Legends contains a selection of skin themes, which adapt the normal universe of Runeterra into different genres or explorations of alternate histories. Some of them include generally heroic characters going bad:
    • In the Arcade line, Blitzcrank and Ziggs are part of the villainous Battle Boss setup.
    • Everyone who wasn't already bad in the Blood Moon line is bearing a demonic mask that turns them into malevolent killing machines.
    • Braum is one of the nicest people in standard Runeterra, but a mafioso in the Cops & Robbers universe, albeit still a gentleman.
    • The Dark Star side of the Event Horizon universe has generally heroic Jarvan IV channelling the power of black holes to destroy all the light in the universe alongside people like Thresh and Aatrox.
    • The more serious yearly Harrowing skins include a Grim Reaper version of Soraka.
    • The Predator-inspired Headhunter line includes generally positive forces like Caitlyn and Akali.
    • The Infernal theme has evil versions of Aurelion Sol, Akali, Alistar, Rammus, Maokai and Diana.
    • The angel Kayle has been corrupted in the Omen of the Dark universe.
    • Anivia is a marauding pterosaur in the Prehistoric Hunters line.
    • The PROGRAM versions of Nami and Soraka, and iBlitzcrank, may have been suborned by a genuinely villainous AI.
    • Ashe and Alistar appear as Marauders in that universe.
  • Harvey Dent is an unusual case in the DS version of LEGO Batman: The Video Game. While he became the villain Two-Face in all continuities, he was originally an honest district attorney. While playable as both, he is marked as a villain as Two-Face and pre-scarring Harvey.
  • Marvel: Avengers Alliance
  • Marvel Future Fight
    • Ronan the Accuser started out as a standard cosmic villain, but was always presented as loyal to his own people's justice system and possessing of honor, and when Marvel Cosmic was highlighted after Annihilation, he was presented as a hero, which became his default characterization in every book since. In-game, Ronan is a two-dimensional, genocidal maniac like in the movie.
    • Yondu Udonta, who was a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the comics and a superhero. Even in the movies, which the game heavily borrows from, Yondu is mostly faking his antagonism to look strong in front of his crew and is proud of Star-Lord, who he sees as something of an adopted son. In the game, however, he's genuine in his desire to kill Quill and is angry instead of amused that Peter swapped out the Infinity Stone he was trying to steal for a troll doll.
  • Variant example in Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems. While Nebula is typically a villain or Anti-Villain anyway, she spent most of The Infinity Gauntlet as a victim being tormented by Thanos, and actually played a key role in defeating him in the end (albeit due to her own vengeful nature). In War of the Gems, an adaptation of Infinity Gauntlet, Nebula instead acts as Thanos' enforcer, and is actually the last villain the heroes have to defeat before the final battle with Thanos himself.
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  • Sigma is depicted much more evil in Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X, particularly in The Day of ∑, where he nukes Abel City near the end of the OVA.
  • Mortal Kombat:
  • Darkrai is portrayed as a Dark Is Not Evil Pokemon in the Pokémon games, hiding itself away voluntarily to try and prevent its power to trap other creatures in nightmares from afflicting others, even making sure that its counterpart Cresselia is close by to treat anyone affected. In the Mystery Dungeon series, it is a much more malicious character who plots to plunge the world into eternal darkness For the Evulz. However, this Darkrai eventually loses its memory and can be recruited postgame.
  • In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Anti-villains such as Catwoman are relegated to this role for the sake of simplicity. More or less, if they attack civilians in any way, no matter how noble they are, they're considered villains outright.
  • In the GBA version of Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, the culprit is a random character, not necessarily Bill as it was in the movie. This is presumably to keep people who saw the movie from getting it right based on that alone.
  • In Shin Megami Tensei I, Thor, one of the main heroes in Norse Mythology, is a major villain. He is somewhat inexplicably an ally of YHVH and desires the destruction of Japan.
  • Super Robot Wars Advance, which averts Schrödinger's Player Character, has Axel Almer be a friendly goofball if the player chooses him and a cold enemy commander if the player chooses Lamia Loveless instead. In Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2, Lamia's story path is followed, so Axel is a bad guy...only his villainy is turned Up to Eleven in this game, with him expressing utter disgust for Shadow Mirror's Artificial Humans (such as Lamia) and treating them as expendable trash. Fans of "Silly Axel" were upset, and Banpresto responded by softening Axel in the Updated Re-release Original Generations, where he became more of a Noble Demon, which set up his eventual Heel–Face Turn and appearances in later games.
  • While several anti-heroes in Super Smash Bros. have been paired up with the villains on a few occasions, most of them have had villainous motives in atleast one of their appearancesnote . However, there are some anti-heroes that hardly ever did anything villainous in their series that got paired up with the villains anyway.
    • While Dark Pit in Kid Icarus: Uprising initially started off as an opponent to Pit and was even created by Pandora's Mirror of Truth, he is otherwise unaffiliated with any of the important affiliates in game and even becomes a recurring ally of him later on. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, he appears as an opponent in the Big-Bad Ensemble-based Co-Op Event Match Final Battle Team-Up, which has him teaming up with Big Bads of several other series. In addition, when Splatoon 2 did a cross-promotional Splatfest with Ultimate, the theme was "Heroes vs. Villains", which had Dark Pit on the "villains" side.
    • Then there's both of the playable solo Starter Pokémonnote , Greninja and Incineroar, who weren't even antagonists on their own accords in their seriesnote . Despite this, one of the Conquest polls for Smash 4 classified Greninja as a bad guy and one challenge board imagenote  in Ultimate groups Incineroar with some of the playable villains in the game.
    • Quite possibly the biggest example would have to be R.O.B., as not only was he never an antagonist in his home series, he doesn't even have any explicitly villainous traits like the above mentioned characters. During the majority of the mode, R.O.B. was the main antagonist of The Subspace Emissary under the guise of "Ancient Minister", ordering his R.O.B. Squad minions to detonate various Subspace bombs across the many landscapes. Though later on, it was revealed he was only forced to do this under Tabuu's orders.
  • In the PSP version of The Sims 2, Vidcund Curious kidnaps Pascal's child, Tycho, for money and research. And he's the one who's supposed to be abducted by aliens in the PC version...
  • On The Simpsons, Smithers is a timid, soft-spoken, vanilla sycophant who happens to have a weird fetish for his boss Mr. Burns. He never does anything in the same galaxy as rob a jewelry store and kidnap Maggie (with frequent bouts of maniacal cackling) like he did in the Konami arcade game.
  • While never exactly a saint, Shadow was generally depicted as a Noble Demon and a Pragmatic Hero in the mainstream Sonic the Hedgehog games. In Sonic Boom, he's an arrogant, abrasive Jerkass who openly mocks Sonic for relying on and trusting his friends.
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth:
    • The True Final Boss is actually Princess Kenny, who pulled a Face–Heel Turn out of selfish motivations. In the cartoon series, Kenny was a true companion to his friends, protected his sister as her guardian angel, and even gave himself up in order to save the world at one point. The game remakes him as downright evil once his hidden intentions are uncovered.
    • Clyde is usually a recurring friendly character who's fully onboard with the boys and their ideas. However, in the game he becomes an Arc Villain who's screwed over his classmates in order to harness the power of the Stick of Truth for himself.
  • Super Robot Wars V
    • Hoi Kow Loon is in his home series nothing more than a malevolent crime boss. Amoral and evil enough to be a force to be reckoned with, sure, but that's about it. However, if you go up against him with Ange in Stage 18, it also turns out that he's a racist, claiming all Norma to be scum of the Earth despite presumably not being from any of the First Nations, but from China.
    • The Mana users, save special cases like Momoka are already infamous for their treatment of the Norma. However, they also dislike foreigners outside the Founding Nations and any attempt to enter their territory is met with their army of Mecha-Mooks.
  • In Taz: Wanted, the Big Bad is revealed to be none other than Tweety Bird of Looney Tunes, who, while merciless to anyone who tries to do him harm (as a certain long-suffering cat can attest), is almost never the instigator of a conflict or an outright villain. In the game, he's attempting to kill Taz, take his country Tasmania over, and construct an amusement park over for profit.
  • Metalhead from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise was an ally in the toyline and an evil robot created by the Shredder and Krang that was eventually reprogrammed into being good in the 80's cartoon. In the game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, he's a complete villain and the boss of the second level.
    • The Fugitoid, a robot with the brain of human scientist, has always been portrayed as an ally of the Turtles, with the sole exception of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project where he is instead treated as a recurring minion in the sixth and eighth levels.
  • Anna Williams of the Tekken series suffers from this. While she's certainly not heroic in the source material, she is shown multiple times to be nicer and somewhat more compassionate than her cold-blooded sister, Nina. In every animated feature and spinoff game, though, the dynamic is totally reversed, making Nina the more sympathetic Anti-Hero and turning Anna into the evil one.
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes gives a large role to Inspector Baynes, a minor ally who appears in only one canon story, but is memorable for being one of the few police officers whose intellect Holmes respects. His ascension to a leading role is justified when he turns out to be a mole for Moriarty, who is helping to frame Holmes, a role that the developers understandably chose not to give to a more popular character like Lestrade.
  • In The Wolf Among Us, the Huntsman who saved Little Red Riding Hood from The Big Bad Wolf has become an unpleasant jerkass. He actually reveals that he never intended to become the hero we all knew from the famous Fairy Tale. In fact, he broke into the Grandmother's house because he wanted to rob her, but by coincidence the Wolf just happened to be there simultaneously and he attacked him in self-defense. Unaware of his true intentions, the Fables praised him as a hero, which he fully embraced in order to hide his true character. Fortunately, he Took a Level in Kindness after the big bad wolf, of all characters, talks some sense into him.
    • The Crooked Man as well. In his original fairy tale, the Crooked Man is just some random guy living his everyday life despite literally being in a crooked shape. In the game, he's the Big Bad.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories, Priest Seto rivals Death-T era Kaiba in terms of villainy and pettiness, as the manga arc where he first appeared wasn't even close to being completed when the game was released. Among other things, he served as Heishin's right-hand man and was responsible for seizing all of Egypt, kidnapped Teana as a hostage to lure you into a deadly Shadow Game, was fine with the murders of the Prince's parents and enacted Heishin's order to seal the tombs, preventing the Prince from seeing his parents' bodies, and was descended from evil sorcerers and plans to renew a pact with DarkNite in order to rule the world. His stated reason for doing all this? He's of noble blood and you're not, therefore he deserves to rule.
  • In The Lord of the Rings, Celebrimbor was one of the Elven smiths who helped craft the Rings of Power under Sauron's guidance, unaware Sauron had also made the One Ring to ensnare everyone who wore the Rings of Power so he could control them. When he found out Celebrimbor made three more Rings free of Sauron's influence, hid them, and was tortured to death by Sauron because he refused to divulge their whereabouts.
    • In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Celebrimbor helped craft the One Ring with Sauron, albeit under duress, and when it was finished he stole it and used its power to try and take over Mordor himself, becoming a threat almost as dangerous as Sauron himself.
  • The Phoenix Wright fangame Turnabout Of Courage is essentially a "What If? Phoenix Wright was a murderer?" In canon, he's an idealistic if beleaguered defense attorney who works very hard to expose murderers. note 

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