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If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you're going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat. They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the moment of murder like another man will put off a good cigar. So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word.
~ Discworld, Men at Arms.

These heroes do not always have to be the villains to be game changers, they just appear in comical titles that usually goes against the comical rules. By definition these heroes are the polar opposites of Comic Reliefs.

In other terms, Game Changer, or Knight of Cerebus is a rare type of hero who appears in media where there is usually comical or incompetent heroes and the hero quickly goes against those rules by showing themselves to be a very competent, formidable, and presented seriously enough for the story's tone to change.

For a good guy to qualify in this category, the hero should provide intentions that are very serious or stern than any other hero that has appeared in a film, book, TV show, or a video game, and having the presence to perform actions that's usually not meant to be funny.

Good examples for this is Mewtwo from Pokémon and Kurumi Tokisaki from Date A Live who are seen as more competent, dark and ruthless than the rest of the heroes.

  • IMPORTANT: This type of hero is not always necessary to be a one-shot hero, as it can also be applied in recurring hero in special episodes noticed in a much more serious way than how you're used to (often occurs when a character undergoes a personality change that is called "Flanderization").

NOTE: Game Changers never fall under Pure Good because they are always portrayed in a lighthearted manner, regardless of origin.

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