This is arguably what the term often means in common speech - a character who contrasts with a squeaky clean Knight in Shining Armor or one in Sought Armor The term "Disney" is used, because giving it some thought, this character is actually pretty much a hero, with Heroic Spirit , except that they don't have the positive mental attitude that comes with being a straight hero. Very frequent amongst someone with a vice. Like a Type I, a Type II antihero stands a good chance of transforming into a straight hero over the course of the story once they confront their internal conflicts, find someone they want to protect, etc.