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Any fanfics with a protagonist that slips into evil?

Discussion in 'Story Search' started by Mordr4d, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Mordr4d

    Mordr4d Second Year

    Dec 4, 2015
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    Are there any fanfics where a protagonist starts as a weak good guy or normal guy and slowly as the story goes along he keeps comitting more and more acts of violence becoming a anti-hero or villain protagonist.

    It has to happen over time. Not be a good samiratan one day and wake up the next day as space hitler.
    I want that character development, you know, the juicy stuff.

    Any fandom
    Has to happen over time - think weeks or months
    Has to be male
    No gay stuff
    No angst/hurt/comfort or pure edge

    As examples:

    Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived
    On the Way to Greatness
    He Who Fights Monsters
    Equal and Opposite
    Path of Ruin

    The reason for their slippery slope should be something selfish, like wanting to survive or learning all kinds of techniques or a obsession, etc.

    I want that gradual fall.
  2. Heather_Sinclair

    Heather_Sinclair Chief Warlock

    Jan 19, 2008
    The Eighth Circle of Hell
    And my only suggestion was Path of Ruin. *sigh* That is a good "survive into evil otherwise you're dead" story. Too bad he doesn't update as often as he used to.
  3. Friss

    Friss Muggle

    Jun 9, 2021
    A few recommendations you may enjoy:

    Lesser Evils - A fantastic, well written fic. Harry's descent might not be as gradual as you're looking for, but there's definitely a progression and in my opinion, it's one of the better Dark Harry stories out there. The sequel hasn't been updated for a while, but Lesser Evils ends on a satisfying note, so it doesn't really feel incomplete.

    The Art of Self-Fashioning - Has a definite progression into darkness, but it might not be as selfishly motivated as you want. Still worth a try, in my opinion.

    The Accidental Horcrux - Has a good progression into dark magic, but be aware that the sequel will not be completed and, in my opinion, went a bit off the rails even before that. The first fic is still worth reading though.

    What Lies Beneath - Another very well written story. Again, I wouldn't describe Harry's motivation as selfish, necessarily, but there's definitely a descent into darkness.

    Hopefully at least some of these are to your tastes.
  4. cucio

    cucio Seventh Year

    Aug 13, 2016
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    Any Harry/Bellatrix could be considered as Harry slipping into evil. :D