|“||I can't believe I trusted you! You made me think you wanted to restore balance with spirits, but this... this isn't balance, it's madness!||„|
|~ Korra to Unalaq after learning he was working with Vaatu|
Misguided Heroes are protagonists who inadvertently do the wrong thing mostly because they don't know any better in that particular circumstance. This mainly arises in fables where some wide-eyed youth is set to be taught a lesson over the course of the story, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf. This may also be done for fully grown competent characters who simply don't see a certain scope of the world they should be concerned with, such as Reeves from Final Fantasy VII or Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!. These characters may still take a staring role in the their works, but the works themselves exist under the notion that said characters start off not knowing any better.