History HeelFaceRevolvingDoor / AnimeAndManga

8th Feb '16 6:13:43 PM JRads47
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* Depending on the timeline and her current mental state, Homura of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' can be just about anywhere on the spectrum. She starts as more or less heroic, but eventually grows into a TragicHero suffering from LoveMakesYouEvil. At times, her ruthless apathy towards the others veers into VillainProtagonist levels. [[spoiler: Once Madoka makes her wish and sets Homura free of her GroundhogDayLoop, Homura became heroic again... until TheMovie revealed just [[GodOfEvil what depths she was willing to sink to.]]]]
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* Depending ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': ** Homura is an anti-heroic version of this trope, [[spoiler:before playing it straight in ''Rebellion'']]. Originally, she was a NaiveNewcomer and mostly stayed on the timeline and her current mental state, Homura of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' can be just about anywhere on the spectrum. She starts as more or less heroic, but eventually grows into a TragicHero suffering from LoveMakesYouEvil. At times, her ruthless apathy towards the others veers into VillainProtagonist levels. [[spoiler: Once Madoka makes her wish and sets Homura free of her GroundhogDayLoop, Homura became heroic again... sidelines, until TheMovie [[spoiler:Madoka's first]] death pushed her to become an ActionGirl. Her numerous failed attempts to [[spoiler:save Madoka]] made her incredibly cynical, and by the beginning of the series, she's a far cry from the kindhearted ShrinkingViolet she once was, constantly antagonizing the other girls. Once her HiddenDepths are revealed just [[GodOfEvil what depths and [[spoiler:Madoka relieves her of her trial]], she was willing to sink to.]]]]becomes idealistic once more[[spoiler:, until Kyubey [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope pushes her off the slippery slope]] and she becomes a demon]]. ** Kyoko is a more straightforward example of this trope. Starting out as an idealistic MagicalGirl, her father [[GoMadFromTheRevelation going mad from the revelation]] {{broke|n bird}} her and turned her into a selfish loner who picks fights with other and has a SocialDarwinist philosophy. Her interactions with Sayaka help her grow into a more heroic, if not [[KnightInSourArmor cynical]], attitude, and [[spoiler:she ends the series on good terms with her former mentor, Mami]].
25th Nov '15 3:32:39 PM Manw0name
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** Gets even worse when near the end [[spoiler: s/he manages to absorb Ashura, and becomes the BigBad]], however this is reverted in a few chapters later [[spoiler: when his/her will starts to falter, allowing Ashura to take control again and Chrona ultimately helps the good guys in the finale, by sealing herself/himself and Ashura inside the moon for good]].
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** Gets even worse when near the end [[spoiler: s/he manages to absorb Ashura, and becomes the BigBad]], however this is reverted in a few chapters later [[spoiler: when his/her will starts to falter, allowing Ashura to take control again and Chrona ultimately helps the good guys in the finale, by sealing herself/himself and Ashura inside the moon for good]].good...well maybe, depending if you believe Maka when she said she'd come back for Crona]].
28th May '15 7:18:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Inuyasha}}'': Kikyo can't seem to decide if she wants Naraku dead, or Inuyasha, or both. She also has difficulty deciding why she wants it done and how to do it.
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* ''{{Inuyasha}}'': ''Manga/InuYasha'': Kikyo can't seem to decide if she wants Naraku dead, or Inuyasha, or both. She also has difficulty deciding why she wants it done and how to do it.
31st Jan '15 11:02:11 AM catmuto
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* Soko from ''Manga/AoNoFuuin'', though not to the extreme as most other examples. Due to her [[ChildOfTwoWorlds status]], she keeps feeling torn between the humans and the Oni. She often, almost instinctively, saves her fellow Oni from the humans when they are attacked, but is overall opposed to creating more Oni and returns to the humans' side to continue to reach [[IJustWantToBeNormal her goal]].
16th Jan '15 2:45:47 PM SolipSchism
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* Sora from ''HackSign'' starts off as a wandering player killer, but from there begins to help out whoever he thinks will offer the most interesting results. By the end of the series he's joined up with every faction at least once. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that's he's [[spoiler:a fourth grader]] playing for fun, and since it's just a game there's no real consequences to anything he does. [[spoiler:At least until he angers one powerful person too many...]]
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* Sora from ''HackSign'' ''Anime/DotHackSign'' starts off as a wandering player killer, but from there begins to help out whoever he thinks will offer the most interesting results. By the end of the series he's joined up with every faction at least once. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that's he's [[spoiler:a fourth grader]] playing for fun, and since it's just a game there's no real consequences to anything he does. [[spoiler:At least until he angers one powerful person too many...]]
28th Oct '14 10:00:46 AM TheNerfGuy
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* If you're a female character in any of the ''PrettyCure'' series and you're becoming close to one or more of the heroines, be prepared to spend some time on the Revolving Door. Just ask [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Kaoru, Michiru]], [[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Setsuna]], [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Ellen]] and now [[Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure Regina]]. ** Regina is more of a deconstruction than anything; every time she goes bad, it's clear that [[BrainwashedAndCrazy it happens]] [[ElectricTorture against]] [[BreakTheCutie her will]]. [[ManipulativeBastard King Jikochuu]] ''really'' hates defection. In fact, the only reason why [[spoiler:she went bad again in episode 22]] is because unlike Setsuna, she has a very weak heart more prone to manipulation, whereas [[spoiler:Setsuna has the strength to not only pull off a WhiteFrag but also resist Northa's hypnosis long enough for PrettyCure to save the day]].
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* If you're a female character in any of the ''PrettyCure'' ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series and you're becoming close to one or more of the heroines, be prepared to spend some time on the Revolving Door. Just ask [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Kaoru, Michiru]], [[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Setsuna]], [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Ellen]] and now [[Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure Regina]]. ** Regina is more of a deconstruction than anything; every time she goes bad, it's clear that [[BrainwashedAndCrazy it happens]] [[ElectricTorture against]] [[BreakTheCutie her will]]. [[ManipulativeBastard King Jikochuu]] ''really'' hates defection. In fact, the only reason why [[spoiler:she went bad again in episode 22]] is because unlike Setsuna, she has a very weak heart more prone to manipulation, whereas [[spoiler:Setsuna has the strength to not only pull off a WhiteFrag but also resist Northa's hypnosis long enough for PrettyCure Pretty Cure to save the day]].
8th Sep '14 11:59:26 PM harostar
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* Ymir from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is.....capricious at best, always playing her cards extremely close to her chest. Utterly devoted to [[LoveInterest Krista]], she'll pretty much do whatever she thinks is best to keep her safe. This results in her rapidly switching sides over the course of a few chapters, going back and forth based on which side she believes can best keep Krista safe at the moment. [[spoiler: In the end, she settles for returning Krista to the Survey Corps before going to rescue Reiner and Bertolt]]. It's probably best to just say she's on Krista's side, and leave it at that.
7th Sep '14 12:48:24 PM Ghingahn
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* Sora from ''HackSign'' starts off as a wandering player killer, but from there begins to help out whoever he thinks will offer the most interesting results. By the end of the series he's joined up with every faction at least once. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that's he's [[spoiler:a fourth grader]] playing for fun, and since it's just a game there's no real consequences to anything he does. [[spoiler:At least until he angers one powerful person too many...]]
7th Sep '14 7:58:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Viletta Nu from ''CodeGeass''.[[spoiler: She started as an enemy soldier, then got amnesia and became Ohgi's love interest, then recovered her memory and non-fatally shot Ohgi, then was recruited in the second season to spy on Lelouch while posing as a teacher, then got blackmailed by Lelouch into working for him while pretending to still be secretly spying on him. When Jeremiah showed up hunting for Lelouch, she revealed his location eagerly and begged Jeremiah to free her from Lelouch's control, but as soon as he left, she contacted Lelouch to warn him that Jeremiah was coming for him, giving him time to set up a trap. She later arranged a meeting with Ohgi, intending to kill him, but ended up reconciling with him and eventually betrayed Lelouch alongside him. After Lelouch dies, they both got married.]] Can she do ballet spins on those [[HighHeelFaceTurn High Heels]]?
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* Viletta Nu from ''CodeGeass''.''Anime/CodeGeass''.[[spoiler: She started as an enemy soldier, then got amnesia and became Ohgi's love interest, then recovered her memory and non-fatally shot Ohgi, then was recruited in the second season to spy on Lelouch while posing as a teacher, then got blackmailed by Lelouch into working for him while pretending to still be secretly spying on him. When Jeremiah showed up hunting for Lelouch, she revealed his location eagerly and begged Jeremiah to free her from Lelouch's control, but as soon as he left, she contacted Lelouch to warn him that Jeremiah was coming for him, giving him time to set up a trap. She later arranged a meeting with Ohgi, intending to kill him, but ended up reconciling with him and eventually betrayed Lelouch alongside him. After Lelouch dies, they both got married.]] Can she do ballet spins on those [[HighHeelFaceTurn High Heels]]?
23rd May '14 6:38:37 PM Calamity2014
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** Gets even worse when near the end [[spoiler: s/he manages to absorb Ashura, and becomes the BigBad]], however this is reverted in a few chapters later [[spoiler: when his/her will starts to falter, allowing Ashura to take control again and Chrona ultimately helps the good guys in the finale, by sealing herself/himself and Ashura inside the moon for good]].
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