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"Marcone was still a black hat. [...] Marcone's good intentions could have paved a new lane on the road to hell.

But dammit, I couldn't hate him anymore".
Harry Dresden, The Dresden Files

We were once so close to heaven,

Peter came out and gave us medals,

Declaring us the nicest of the damned.
They Might Be Giants, "Road Movie to Berlin"
"I think of her kind of as an 'anti-villain', a person in the villain's role who is not actually villainous."
Rich Burlew, creator of The Order of the Stick
Why was it that everyone always had to have sympathetic reasons for being [Alex's] enemies? Why couldn't he ever have to kill someone who was just a raving murderer, driven by hate and evil and an urge to kick puppies?

"Black-hearted evil, Brave-hearted hero,

I am all, I am all, I am."
Vladimir was one of those old-time bad guys with honor and morals, which made him almost one of the good guys.
"From a distance, one's adversaries seemed fiends, but with a closer view, one saw their sincerity and it was as great as one's own. Perhaps Satan was the sincerest of the lot."
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