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13th Jul '17 9:48:02 AM Sarakael
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** [[spoiler: [[BigBad Zeref]], the person Jellal was supposedly working to resurrect, was a case of this as well. Originally an otherwise normal, if absolutely [[ChildProdigy brilliant]], student at the Mildian Magic Academy he researched all manner of taboo subjects in an effort to bring his brother Natsu back to life after his untimely demise. Fast forward 400 years, and he's the most feared wizard in history with numerous dark guilds being formed in dedication to things they believe he would have wanted.]]

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** [[spoiler: [[BigBad Zeref]], the person Jellal was supposedly working to resurrect, was a case of this as well. Originally an otherwise normal, if absolutely [[ChildProdigy brilliant]], student at the Mildian Magic Academy he researched all manner of taboo subjects in an effort to bring his brother Natsu back to life after his untimely demise. Fast forward 400 years, and he's the most feared and powerful wizard in history with numerous dark guilds being formed in dedication to things they believe he would have wanted.]]



** ''Every one'' of the android villains from the BadFuture of season two - Aporia, Paradox, Bruno, and Z-One himself - were nothing but four common soldiers in the ragtag army of civilians who were brave enough to try fight the horde of Meklords; they were simply the only ones lucky enough to survive. Unfortunately, their attempt to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong turned them into {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who caused Zero Reverse and almost made it worse.

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** ''Every one'' of the android villains from the BadFuture of season two - Aporia, Paradox, Bruno, Bruno/Antinomy, and Z-One himself - were nothing but four common soldiers in the ragtag army of civilians who were brave enough to try fight the horde of Meklords; they were simply the only ones lucky enough to survive. Unfortunately, their attempt to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong turned them into {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s who caused Zero Reverse and almost made it worse.
15th Jun '17 5:56:20 AM Skylentt
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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' gives us Roxanne of love and hate. When she became a warrior she received the number 35 and was a low-ranking warrior. To survive in battle she started to copy the technique of a better-ranked warrior which she also worshipped. She then grew better than said warrior and upon getting a better rank, she abandonned the technique. Worse of all she managed to have her former idol killed in an awakened hunt. Then she turned her attention to another better warrior and did the exact same thing. Again and again. She finally reached number 2. She got close to the number 1 but finding out her special technique and deeming it disgusting she didn't try to copy it. However she contrived a way to have the best friend of the number 1 killed so that the number 1 comes especially to kill her. Of course she alerted the organization to gather every warrior. During the fight she managed to take the head of the number 1 and got the number 1 for herself. After the death of Roxanne she is known as a major pain in the ass for the organization and one of''' the 8 strongest number that ever existed in history'''!

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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' gives us Roxanne of love and hate. When she became a warrior she received the number 35 and was a low-ranking warrior. To survive in battle she started to copy the technique of a better-ranked warrior which she also worshipped. She then grew better than said warrior and upon getting a better rank, she abandonned the technique. Worse of all she managed to have her former idol killed in an awakened hunt. Then she turned her attention to another better warrior and did the exact same thing. Again and again. She finally reached number 2. She got close to the number 1 but finding out her special technique and deeming it disgusting she didn't try to copy it. However she contrived a way to have the best friend of the number 1 killed so that the number 1 comes especially to kill her. Of course she alerted the organization to gather every warrior. During the fight she managed to take the head of the number 1 and got the number 1 for herself. After the death of Roxanne she is known as a major pain in the ass for the organization and one of''' the 8 strongest number 1 that ever existed in history'''!
15th Jun '17 5:55:57 AM Skylentt
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* ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' gives us Roxanne of love and hate. When she became a warrior she received the number 35 and was a low-ranking warrior. To survive in battle she started to copy the technique of a better-ranked warrior which she also worshipped. She then grew better than said warrior and upon getting a better rank, she abandonned the technique. Worse of all she managed to have her former idol killed in an awakened hunt. Then she turned her attention to another better warrior and did the exact same thing. Again and again. She finally reached number 2. She got close to the number 1 but finding out her special technique and deeming it disgusting she didn't try to copy it. However she contrived a way to have the best friend of the number 1 killed so that the number 1 comes especially to kill her. Of course she alerted the organization to gather every warrior. During the fight she managed to take the head of the number 1 and got the number 1 for herself. After the death of Roxanne she is known as a major pain in the ass for the organization and one of''' the 8 strongest number that ever existed in history'''!
5th Jun '17 6:07:40 PM Prometheus117
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* Jellal Fernandez in ''Manga/FairyTail'' started out as a slave working under the oppression of a ReligionOfEvil. Watching his best friend and love interest be brutally tortured and being even ''more'' brutally tortured himself, along with subtle {{brainwash|ed}}ing by a false god, turned him into an incredibly powerful mage whose powers come directly from celestial objects (such as meteors, among other things). He also managed to pull off a perfect EvilPlan, and it was only by devouring [[DeathRay Etherion]] that Natsu was able to summon the power to defeat him.
[[spoiler:He is later healed by Wendy and becomes a good guy, although he is still one of the most powerful characters in the series.]]

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* Jellal Fernandez in ''Manga/FairyTail'' started out as a slave working under the oppression of a ReligionOfEvil. Watching his best friend and love interest be brutally tortured and being even ''more'' brutally tortured himself, along with subtle {{brainwash|ed}}ing by a false god, turned him into an incredibly powerful mage whose powers come directly from celestial objects (such as meteors, among other things). He also managed to pull off a perfect EvilPlan, and it was only by devouring [[DeathRay Etherion]] that Natsu was able to summon the power to defeat him.
him. [[spoiler:He is later healed by Wendy and becomes a good guy, although he is still one of the most powerful characters in the series.]]
5th Jun '17 6:05:44 PM Prometheus117
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** [[spoiler:He is later healed by Wendy and becomes a good guy, although he is still one of the most powerful characters in the series.]]

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** [[spoiler:He is later healed by Wendy and becomes a good guy, although he is still one of the most powerful characters in the series.]]]]
** The members of the Oracion Seis (sans the leader Brain) started out as child slaves to the same ReligionOfEvil as Jellal. After Jellal went BrainwashedAndCrazy, the five were chosen by Jellal's EvilMentor Brain for having the highest Magical potential of the slaves and trained by him. Fast-forward to the present day and these five are the spearheads to one of the three most powerful Dark Guilds in Ishgar and so dangerous that Fairy Tail had to enter an alliance with three other guilds to bring them down and stop them from activating a DoomsdayDevice. Later on, four of the five said members would escape from prison and, together with a StarterVillain from a minor dark guild and [[spoiler:a [[LivingToy doll brought to life]]]], reformed the guild and took control of ''another'' DoomsdayDevice, with Fairy Tail having to join forces with a formerly CorruptChurch (corrupted through the Oracion Seis' own actions at that) to bring them down again.
12th Feb '17 9:44:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** Kaneki slowly becomes an AntiHero version of this trope. He begins the story as a meek college student, but his life takes a ''very'' different turn when he's transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid. After Yamori tortures him, he decides that he will "[[KillEmAll remove]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil all the weeds]]" and spends six months becoming one of the most feared Ghouls in Tokyo. Between [[spoiler: satisfying his HorrorHunger through cannibalism and slaughtering the members of the Ghoul Restaurant]], he becomes something of a mythological figure feared by Ghouls and [[TheHunter CCG]] alike. Our first glimpse of him after the TimeSkip is an ominous figure in shadows with one glowing eye, as imagined by a group discussing the infamous "One-Eye".

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** Kaneki slowly becomes an AntiHero version of this trope. He begins the story as a meek college student, but his life takes a ''very'' different turn when he's transformed into a HalfHumanHybrid. After Yamori tortures him, he decides that he will "[[KillEmAll remove]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil all the weeds]]" and spends six months becoming one of the most feared Ghouls in Tokyo. Between [[spoiler: satisfying his HorrorHunger through cannibalism and slaughtering the members of the Ghoul Restaurant]], he becomes something of a mythological figure feared by Ghouls and [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] alike. Our first glimpse of him after the TimeSkip is an ominous figure in shadows with one glowing eye, as imagined by a group discussing the infamous "One-Eye".
10th Feb '17 2:11:52 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has Glemmy Toto. Originally introduced as a minor, bumbling Neo-Zeon officer, he slowly becomes more and more ruthless and competent until, in the endgame, he's sending out mind-controlled Cyber-Newtype clones in psychically-controlled superweapons, and slaughtering Haman Kahn's top lieutenants left and right. It helps that, somewhere in there, he was revealed to be [[spoiler:a clone of Gihren Zabi, the BigBad of the original ''Gundam''.]]

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has Glemmy Toto. Originally introduced as a minor, bumbling Neo-Zeon officer, he slowly becomes more and more ruthless and competent until, in the endgame, he's sending out mind-controlled Cyber-Newtype clones in psychically-controlled superweapons, and slaughtering Haman Kahn's top lieutenants left and right. It helps that, somewhere in there, he was revealed to be [[spoiler:a [[spoiler:either a clone or the BastardBastard of Gihren Zabi, the BigBad of the original ''Gundam''.]]



* Dio Brando of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' began life as an intelligent, but frustrated (and nigh psychotically [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]]) son of a petty thief in England, 1800s. From there, he quickly became a ''vampire'', a [[spoiler:HeroKiller]], attempted to raise a zombie army to take over the world, gained the psychic power to [[spoiler:[[TimeStandsStill freeze time]]]], and even after his death, continues to weigh heavily on the setting. It gets to the point that Dio mentored a FromNobodyToNightmare villain of his ''own'', [[spoiler:Father Enrico Pucci]], who through him, [[spoiler:''succeeded in rewriting the entire universe!'']]

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* Dio Brando of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' began life as an the very intelligent, but frustrated (and ''and'' nigh psychotically [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]]) ambitious]] son of a petty thief in England, 1800s. From there, he quickly became a ''vampire'', a [[spoiler:HeroKiller]], attempted to raise a zombie army to take over the world, gained the psychic power to [[spoiler:[[TimeStandsStill freeze time]]]], and even after his death, continues to weigh heavily on the setting. It gets to the point that Dio mentored a FromNobodyToNightmare villain of his ''own'', [[spoiler:Father Enrico Pucci]], who through him, [[spoiler:''succeeded in rewriting the entire universe!'']]



** The sequel provides another example: [[spoiler: former PluckyComicRelief Seidou Takizawa]], [[ReforgedIntoAMinion transformed]] into an incredibly powerful half-Ghoul and completely insane.

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** The sequel provides another example: [[spoiler: former PluckyComicRelief Seidou Takizawa]], [[ReforgedIntoAMinion transformed]] into an incredibly powerful half-Ghoul and completely insane.insane after literally YEARS of rape and torture]].


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* [[spoiler: Tomohiko Katsuragi]] from ''Manga/SakuraGari'' once was a smart, ambitious and obsessive teenager who worked as the butler of a rich Tokyo family, then [[spoiler: became the clan's personal doctor and one of the lovers of the family's heir.]] But not before commiting many, ''many'' crimes and abusing almost anyone who got in his way. [[spoiler: When his [[DomesticAbuse much abused wife]] snaps ''and'' the aforementioned heir finds out what Katsuragi did to his MoralityPet, [[TheDogBitesBack however]]...]]
9th Jan '17 4:28:54 AM Couran
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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has the Chimera Ants, initially a species of small insects that take on traits of the animals they eat; other than that, they're garden variety bugs. There even first mentioned by a character as a dining delicacy. That's until a rare six foot tall specimen starts eating literally eating everything from animals to Nen users, creating an army of animal hybrids capable of fighting and overpowering the elite officials of the Hunter Organization. And her heir offspring eventually gets so strong, that he's the closest thing to a PhysicalGod before [[spoiler: a virus kill him off in order to prevent him from destroying humanity]].

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has the Chimera Ants, initially a species of small insects that take on traits of the animals they eat; other than that, they're garden variety bugs. There even first mentioned by a character as a dining delicacy. That's until a rare six foot tall specimen starts eating literally eating everything from animals to Nen users, creating an army of animal hybrids capable of fighting and overpowering the elite officials of the Hunter Organization. And her heir offspring eventually gets so strong, that he's the closest thing to a PhysicalGod before [[spoiler: a virus the strongest human, Nukes him to kill him off in order to prevent him from destroying humanity]].humanity, even then the blast didn't kill him, only the radiation sickness that followed it.]].
18th Dec '16 11:26:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Manga/{{Kekkaishi}} Kuroda]] was once an UnskilledButStrong samurai with a streak for killing. [[spoiler: He then makes a deal with the Ayakashi and becomes the series' most memorable villain Kaguro]].

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* [[Manga/{{Kekkaishi}} Kuroda]] ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'': Kuroda was once an UnskilledButStrong samurai with a streak for killing. [[spoiler: He then makes a deal with the Ayakashi and becomes the series' most memorable villain Kaguro]].
18th Dec '16 11:26:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ken from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' started out as a lonely child who was always in the shadow of his older brother, however after his death a series of events lead to him becoming the evil Digimon Emperor.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'':
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Ken from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' started out as a lonely child who was always in the shadow of his older brother, however after his death a series of events lead to him becoming the evil Digimon Emperor.
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