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I have no interest in being a villain, and I don’t think that I can become a good person. I’m at a halfway point where I’m not even sure which path I should walk down… but I guess even there, I can still interfere in someone’s life and help bring things to a positive conclusion.
~ Accelerator


When one's young, it seems very easy to distinguish between right and wrong. But, as one gets older, it becomes more difficult. The villains and the heroes get all mixed up.
~ Rene Mathis (James Bond films)

Anti-Heroes (also spelled Anti Heroes) are heroic characters who lacks several heroic qualities compared to the original heroes of fiction and folklore - these popular characters can be rude, selfish, disloyal, obnoxious, violent, killer or even be a criminal in nature, but will still fight on the side of good, whether they are willing, or forced to. They are not as kind, noble or heroic as their other heroes, but they are ultimately the hero of their stories in spite of their unusual attitudes. Simply put an Anti Hero is a hero with bad qualities who never stops functioning as the hero; he/she saves the day despite having a bad attitude, being a bungler, being selfish, etc. However, they don't have to be selfish, rude, or precisely criminal all the time, they can be polite and nice in nature, due to the part they're not good or evil, but in between the two alignments. One thing almost all anti-heroes have in common, however, is that they live by the philosophy 'the ends justify the means', meaning they employ harsh methods in order to reach their goals.

Examples of popular anti-heroes include Deadpool, Rorschach, Jimmy Hopkins, Dean Winchester, some incarnations of The Doctor from Doctor Who, Ash Williams, Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lelouch vi Britannia, Derek Hale, Integra Hellsing, Ryu Hayabusa, Wolverine from the film adaptation of X-Men comics, Severus Snape, Red X, Shadow the Hedgehog and Diego from Ice Age franchise.

Important Note: Anti-Heroes are almost never Pure of Hearts, due to the fact that a pure of heart is (nearly) always selfless, loyal, civil, polite and merciful. Some heroes can qualify for both, particularly if they started out as mildly or hugely anti-heroic, but later on become more noble and mild towards their family, friends, and even enemies.

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