Nobody likes a turncoat. When somebody abandons their friends and becomes an enemy, we always assume they're a monster. But what if they're right? Which characters from science fiction and fantasy had good reasons to betray or abandon their comrades?

Please include a picture, poster, clip, book cover, comics panel, or some other illustration of your justified traitor. And please mention his/her name, where he/she appears, the nature of the betrayal, and why it was justified. Thanks!


Top image: Felix Gaeta on BSG. The fact is, the senior officers on Galactica had started acting with zero accountability a long time earlier, and were making up the rules as they went along. Lee Adama even says it during Baltar's trial — they're a gang rather than a civilization. And that alliance with some of the Cylons, who butchered the human race, happened awfully quickly and without a lot of deliberation. So even if Gaeta may have been proved wrong in the end, he had a very valid point.