History FaceHeelTurn / TableTopGames

2nd Jan '16 2:26:41 PM Koveras
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* ''BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' has this as its main mechanic: the players start out exploring the haunted mansion together, but once the Haunt is triggered, one of them turns Traitor and tries to complete their evil mission before the others can stop them or escape.

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* ''BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' has this as its main mechanic: the players start out exploring the haunted mansion together, but once the Haunt is triggered, one of them turns Traitor and tries to complete their evil mission before the others can stop them or escape.
2nd Mar '15 6:51:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[GodOfEvil Asmodeus]] in the various ''DungeonsAndDragons'' settings is generally recognized as having started as a force for good before becoming HeWhoFightsMonsters, appropriate considering he's the single straightest analogue for {{Satan}} in D&D. On the other hand, having a MultipleChoicePast and all, a few origin stories state that not only was he always evil, he is in fact one of the original, primal forces of evil from the beginning of the universe.

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* [[GodOfEvil Asmodeus]] in the various ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' settings is generally recognized as having started as a force for good before becoming HeWhoFightsMonsters, appropriate considering he's the single straightest analogue for {{Satan}} in D&D. On the other hand, having a MultipleChoicePast and all, a few origin stories state that not only was he always evil, he is in fact one of the original, primal forces of evil from the beginning of the universe.
22nd Mar '14 10:15:52 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Antipaladins in the {{Pathfinder}} Roleplaying Game.
** And for that matter, Blackguards, the prestige class the Antipaladin is based upon from ''DungeonsAndDragons'' 3E and 3.5. In particular, the worst kind of Blackguard, and by far the most powerful and feared, is one who [[FallenHero was once a paladin]]. A fallen paladin who becomes a Blackguard gains extra abilities, and the more levels of paladin they had, the more powerful they become as Blackguards, and if a particularly high-level paladin goes bad this way, he or she can trade in ten levels of their former paladin class to become a fully-powered Blackguard with all abilities, as well as extra abilities based on how many levels of paladin they have left after the FaceHeelTurn.

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* Antipaladins in the {{Pathfinder}} TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}} Roleplaying Game.
** And for that matter, Blackguards, the prestige class the Antipaladin is based upon from ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TableTopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3E and 3.5. In particular, the worst kind of Blackguard, and by far the most powerful and feared, is one who [[FallenHero was once a paladin]]. A fallen paladin who becomes a Blackguard gains extra abilities, and the more levels of paladin they had, the more powerful they become as Blackguards, and if a particularly high-level paladin goes bad this way, he or she can trade in ten levels of their former paladin class to become a fully-powered Blackguard with all abilities, as well as extra abilities based on how many levels of paladin they have left after the FaceHeelTurn.



* Also in ''DungeonsAndDragons'' there is a reason why the wizard Rary is known in Greyhawk as "Rary the Traitor"

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* Also in ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TableTopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' there is a reason why the wizard Rary is known in Greyhawk as "Rary the Traitor"
21st May '13 1:08:56 PM porphyre77
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* Also in ''DungeonsAndDragons'' there is a reason why the wizard Rary is known in Greyhawk as "Rary the Traitor"
26th Feb '13 1:05:17 PM Nomic
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* A major part of the backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is Horus's fall to Chaos, which tears the Imperium of Mankind apart. A rather more minor part of the backstory is the FaceHeelTurn of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] Phoenix Lord Ahra. With TheCorruption a constant threat in the game universe, Face Heel Turns are a constant threat to all the [[BlackAndGreyMorality greyer]] factions.

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* A major part of the backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is Horus's fall to Chaos, which tears the Imperium of Mankind apart. A rather more minor part of the backstory is the FaceHeelTurn of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] Phoenix Lord Ahra.Arhra. With TheCorruption a constant threat in the game universe, Face Heel Turns are a constant threat to all the [[BlackAndGreyMorality greyer]] factions.


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*** The Dark Eldar Incubi (who are essentially a dark reflection of Eldar aspect warriors who follow Arhra's teachings) have a slightly different take on Arhra's FaceHeelTurn: Both the version of the story agree that he was corrupted by the forces of Chaos, but in their version he soul remained uncorrupted, atleast long enough to order his disciples to [[{{DeathEqualsRedemption}} fight him and slay him]]. The Incubi are still evil tho, but but unlike other Dark Eldar they atleast follow a strict if merciless code of honor.
19th Feb '13 11:02:39 AM Skotos
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** The Dark Eldar are the result of a whole civilisation, the ancient Eldar empire, turning into evil hedonists full of crime-loving "pleasure cults", and accidentally ''creating a dark god''; the Craftworld Eldar turned their back on it became good guys (well, [[GreyAndBlackMorality comparatively good]], anyway) but the Dark Eldar went on with the whole pleasure-cult stuff and they're now the most evil faction in the setting.

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** The Dark Eldar are the result of a whole civilisation, the ancient Eldar empire, turning into evil hedonists full of crime-loving "pleasure cults", and accidentally ''creating a dark god''; the Craftworld Eldar turned their back on it became good guys (well, [[GreyAndBlackMorality [[BlackAndGreyMorality comparatively good]], anyway) but the Dark Eldar went on with the whole pleasure-cult stuff and they're now the most evil faction in the setting.
19th Feb '13 11:00:57 AM Skotos
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** At least two entire factions in the game are basically made of this trope. [[TheDarkSide Chaos]] is made up mostly of deserters from the main heroic faction, the Imperium of Man (almost everyone in the forces of Chaos is either an ex-Imperial or a daemon); that treachery began when TheParagon Horus betrayed the [[CrystalDragonJesus God-Emperor of Mankind]].
** The Dark Eldar are the result of a whole civilisation, the ancient Eldar empire, turning into evil hedonists full of crime-loving "pleasure cults", and accidentally ''creating a dark god''; the Craftworld Eldar turned their back on it became good guys (well, [[GreyAndBlackMorality comparatively good]], anyway) but the Dark Eldar went on with the whole pleasure-cult stuff and they're now the most evil faction in the setting.
14th Dec '12 1:08:26 PM CaveCat
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* Crovax and Ertai of the Weatherlight crew in ''MagicTheGathering''.
** Crovax and Ertai turned in two completely different ways. Crovax did so through a vampiric curse triggered through his own slaying of his GuardianAngel, Selenia, and completed the turn by killing Mirri and assuming the Rathi evincar-ship in Volrath's absence. Ertai, meanwhile, was systematically broken during the Nemesis storyline, becoming fully under Crovax's sway on the realization that his crewmates had abandoned him to his fate.
** Urza dedicated himself to fighting against the forces of Phyrexia and spent millenia taking steps to defeat them. Once he actually found himself ''in'' Phyrexia however, the MadScientist in him couldn't help but admire the sheer genius of its design. He eventually turned on his fellow planeswalkers and pledged himself to Yawgmoth because he couldn't bear to destroy a plane that embodied everything he had sought.
* ''BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' has this as its main mechanic: the players start out exploring the haunted mansion together, but once the Haunt is triggered, one of them turns Traitor and tries to complete their evil mission before the others can stop them or escape.
* A major part of the backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is Horus's fall to Chaos, which tears the Imperium of Mankind apart. A rather more minor part of the backstory is the FaceHeelTurn of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] Phoenix Lord Ahra. With TheCorruption a constant threat in the game universe, Face Heel Turns are a constant threat to all the [[BlackAndGreyMorality greyer]] factions.
* Antipaladins in the {{Pathfinder}} Roleplaying Game.
** And for that matter, Blackguards, the prestige class the Antipaladin is based upon from ''DungeonsAndDragons'' 3E and 3.5. In particular, the worst kind of Blackguard, and by far the most powerful and feared, is one who [[FallenHero was once a paladin]]. A fallen paladin who becomes a Blackguard gains extra abilities, and the more levels of paladin they had, the more powerful they become as Blackguards, and if a particularly high-level paladin goes bad this way, he or she can trade in ten levels of their former paladin class to become a fully-powered Blackguard with all abilities, as well as extra abilities based on how many levels of paladin they have left after the FaceHeelTurn.
* [[GodOfEvil Asmodeus]] in the various ''DungeonsAndDragons'' settings is generally recognized as having started as a force for good before becoming HeWhoFightsMonsters, appropriate considering he's the single straightest analogue for {{Satan}} in D&D. On the other hand, having a MultipleChoicePast and all, a few origin stories state that not only was he always evil, he is in fact one of the original, primal forces of evil from the beginning of the universe.
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