History HeelFaceTurn / AnimeAndManga

30th May '16 5:27:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TrinityBlood'' has several examples Abel and Tres do this in their backstories. Then is Radu (who has a HeelRealization) in The Iblis ending. Surprisingly [[spoiler: Dietrich]] in the Stories Untold.

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* ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' has several examples Abel and Tres do this in their backstories. Then is Radu (who has a HeelRealization) in The Iblis ending. Surprisingly [[spoiler: Dietrich]] in the Stories Untold.
29th May '16 12:19:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* Used twice in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s "Land of Waves" arc. Traitorous ninja Zabuza and his androgynous young henchman Haku, whom he habitually mistreats, have been hired by gangster Gato to stop the Land of Waves villagers from building a bridge that will be economically vital to their island. Naruto and his friends are sent to make sure the bridge gets built. When Haku seems to kill Sasuke, Naruto swears {{revenge}} until he learns of Haku's tragic past, which calms him down (besides, Haku made sure that Sasuke is NotQuiteDead). Then, Haku does a HeroicSacrifice to save Zabuza, and the rogue ninja's guilt over his abuse of his dead partner causes him to FreakOut; Zabuza switches sides, killing Gato before getting killed himself.
** It's better than that! Haku dies nobly and Zabuza is unfeeling about it, and Naruto ''in the middle of a freaking ninja battle'', freaks out at him about how much Haku cared and how wrong this is, until the Demon of the Mist turns around slowly...and there are tears running down his cheeks.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Used twice in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s the "Land of Waves" arc. Traitorous ninja Zabuza and his androgynous young henchman Haku, whom he habitually mistreats, have been hired by gangster Gato to stop the Land of Waves villagers from building a bridge that will be economically vital to their island. Naruto and his friends are sent to make sure the bridge gets built. When Haku seems to kill Sasuke, Naruto swears {{revenge}} until he learns of Haku's tragic past, which calms him down (besides, Haku made sure that Sasuke is NotQuiteDead). Then, Haku does a HeroicSacrifice to save Zabuza, and the rogue ninja's guilt over his abuse of his dead partner causes him to FreakOut; Zabuza switches sides, killing Gato before getting killed himself.
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himself. It's better than that! Haku dies nobly and Zabuza is unfeeling about it, and Naruto ''in the middle of a freaking ninja battle'', freaks out at him about how much Haku cared and how wrong this is, until the Demon of the Mist turns around slowly...and there are tears running down his cheeks.



** Twice in the "Land of Waves" arc, but far more frequently later. Hyuuga Neji, who is half-inspired by Naruto's (an obvious AllLovingHero) victory into rethinking his fatalistic JerkAss-itude and goes on to claim that Naruto saved him. Or Gaara, who is so stunned by Naruto's empathy and suckerpunch, that he stops living to kill people and begins living to help people, enough to become the Kazekage!
*** Gai and Lee were important to this process, too.

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** Twice in the "Land of Waves" arc, but far more frequently later. Hyuuga Neji, who is half-inspired by Naruto's (an obvious AllLovingHero) victory into rethinking his fatalistic JerkAss-itude and goes on to claim that Naruto saved him. him (Guy and Lee were also important to the change). Or Gaara, who is so stunned by Naruto's empathy and suckerpunch, that he stops living to kill people and begins living to help people, enough to become the Kazekage!
*** Gai and Lee were important to this process, too.
Kazekage.



** A recent chapter had a SWORD pull one.
*** The sword didn't really go from bad to good, it was just helping the good guy for its own benefit. Plus, it seems to be with the bad guy again anyway. [[spoiler:But now that its original owner has been KilledOffForReal]]...



** In Chapter 627, [[spoiler:The Greatest example of this trope in Naruto has occurred. That's right people, Uchiha Sasuke has decided to ally with the good guys.]] but it turns out that while Sasuke has decided to do this and even to [[spoiler:become Hokage]] The pep talk he got from Hashirama only turned him into a WellIntentionedExtremist. He wants to kill anyone who he considers an obstacle to his Revolution. This includes [[spoiler:Naruto and all of the Kage.]].

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** In Chapter 627, [[spoiler:The Greatest example of this trope in Naruto ''Naruto'' has occurred. That's right people, Uchiha Sasuke has decided to ally with the good guys.]] but it turns out that while Sasuke has decided to do this and even to [[spoiler:become Hokage]] The pep talk he got from Hashirama only turned him into a WellIntentionedExtremist. He wants to kill anyone who he considers an obstacle to his Revolution. This includes [[spoiler:Naruto and all of the Kage.]].



** [[spoiler: Obito appears to be invoking this trope in the new 665 chapter. Though he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid originally good]] to begin with.]]

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** [[spoiler: Obito Obito]] appears to be invoking this trope in the new 665 chapter.chapter 665. Though he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid originally good]] to begin with.]]



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'', done by [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Orange boy, Jeremiah Gottwald]].]]

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** This is
done by [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Orange boy, Jeremiah Gottwald]].]]



* Dewey from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' starts off as a minion to Buros who wants to kill Ririka and turn the Earth into ruins. After being almost killed by Buros and [[spoiler:saved by Ririka]] he betrays Dark Joker and becomes a neutral character. He initially won't join Ririka but also won't go back to Buros (not that he can). Eventually he says to Ririka that he'll join her [[{{tsundere}} but only because}}]] he doesn't think she can beat Buros by herself.

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* Dewey from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' starts off as a minion to Buros who wants to kill Ririka and turn the Earth into ruins. After being almost killed by Buros and [[spoiler:saved by Ririka]] he betrays Dark Joker and becomes a neutral character. He initially won't join Ririka but also won't go back to Buros (not that he can). Eventually he says to Ririka that he'll join her [[{{tsundere}} but only because}}]] because]] he doesn't think she can beat Buros by herself.
29th May '16 12:14:52 PM Pichu-kun
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* Scar and Lust both have one in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''; however, in both cases, [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath, as Scar is killed protecting the citizens of Lior, his last act being to save Alphonse, while Lust was killed by Wrath as she tried to help Edward save his brother]].
** Also, arguably, Wrath from the movie, ''Conqueror of Shambala'', who leads Alphonse to Amestris Central City so he can open a portal to Earth, and also fights the other remaining homunculus besides himself, Gluttony. [[spoiler:But again, RedemptionEqualsDeath, since Wrath willingly sacrifices himself so Alphonse can open the portal, though he says himself all his wants to do is see his mother again in the afterlife. He gets to.]]

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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Scar and Lust both have one in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''; however, in both cases, [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath, as Scar is killed protecting the citizens of Lior, his last act being to save Alphonse, while Lust was killed by Wrath as she tried to help Edward save his brother]].
** Also, arguably, Wrath from the movie, ''Conqueror of Shambala'', ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'', who leads Alphonse to Amestris Central City so he can open a portal to Earth, and also fights the other remaining homunculus besides himself, Gluttony. [[spoiler:But again, RedemptionEqualsDeath, since Wrath willingly sacrifices himself so Alphonse can open the portal, though he says himself all his wants to do is see his mother again in the afterlife. He gets to.]]



* Is a defining characteristic of ''ShamanKing'', particularly so in the manga. The Messianic hero converts all villains to his side, one after another, with his laidback attitude and genuine empathy for their motives. The heel face turn often is so through, it recast the character in a whole new light. Homicidal Chinese boy Tao Len is shown as a proud warrior with a sense of duty, while bully and delinquent Ryū is revealed to be a working-class champion and a road-travel hero.

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* Is a defining characteristic of ''ShamanKing'', ''Manga/ShamanKing'', particularly so in the manga. The Messianic hero converts all villains to his side, one after another, with his laidback attitude and genuine empathy for their motives. The heel face turn often is so through, it recast the character in a whole new light. Homicidal Chinese boy Tao Len is shown as a proud warrior with a sense of duty, while bully and delinquent Ryū is revealed to be a working-class champion and a road-travel hero.



* Several characters in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', namely: [[spoiler: Sabrina, Koga, Lt. Surge, Blaine and Mewtwo, the Kanto Elite Four (save for [[KarmaHoudini Agatha]]), Will and Karen, Pryce, Courtney, Tabitha, Amber, Deoxys, Cyrus and all the Team Galactic commanders (except for Charon.)]]

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* Several characters in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', namely: [[spoiler: Sabrina, Koga, Lt. Surge, Blaine and Mewtwo, the Kanto Elite Four (save for [[KarmaHoudini Agatha]]), Will and Karen, Pryce, Courtney, Tabitha, Amber, Deoxys, Cyrus and all the Team Galactic commanders (except for Charon.)]]


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* Dewey from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' starts off as a minion to Buros who wants to kill Ririka and turn the Earth into ruins. After being almost killed by Buros and [[spoiler:saved by Ririka]] he betrays Dark Joker and becomes a neutral character. He initially won't join Ririka but also won't go back to Buros (not that he can). Eventually he says to Ririka that he'll join her [[{{tsundere}} but only because}}]] he doesn't think she can beat Buros by herself.
26th May '16 12:32:51 PM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Negima}}'', Kotaro underwent one of these after the Kyoto arc. More recently, [[spoiler: Shiori/Luna seems to be on Negi's side now, although Ala Alba is still certainly suspicious of her. Though now that Fate survived the attempted [[HeelFaceDoorSlam door slam]] on his own Heel Face Turn, it's assumed that all of Fate's pactio partners including Shiori have officially switched sides as well.]]
* ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'''s BackFromTheDead EnsembleDarkHorse Desslok starts to turn good after Wildstar faints of blood loss when trying to challenge him to a duel. Upon realizing Wildstar cares for Earth as much as Desslok cares for Gamalon, he realizes they are NotSoDifferent after all. In the third movie, Dessler and the Yamato are StrangeBedfellows, both trying to save Iscandar. By the time of the third TV series and final movie, full HeelFaceTurn has been completed and he is Earth's most powerful ally.
* In ''[[TransformersHeadmasters Transformers: The Headmasters]]'', Sixshot turns against the Decepticons at the end, after befriending Daniel in an earlier episode when both were stranded on the planet Daira.

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* In ''{{Negima}}'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Kotaro underwent one of these after the Kyoto arc. More recently, [[spoiler: Shiori/Luna seems to be on Negi's side now, although Ala Alba is still certainly suspicious of her. Though now that Fate survived the attempted [[HeelFaceDoorSlam door slam]] on his own Heel Face Turn, it's assumed that all of Fate's pactio partners including Shiori have officially switched sides as well.]]
* ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'''s ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'''s BackFromTheDead EnsembleDarkHorse Desslok starts to turn good after Wildstar faints of blood loss when trying to challenge him to a duel. Upon realizing Wildstar cares for Earth as much as Desslok cares for Gamalon, he realizes they are NotSoDifferent after all. In the third movie, Dessler and the Yamato are StrangeBedfellows, both trying to save Iscandar. By the time of the third TV series and final movie, full HeelFaceTurn has been completed and he is Earth's most powerful ally.
* In ''[[TransformersHeadmasters Transformers: The Headmasters]]'', ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', Sixshot turns against the Decepticons at the end, after befriending Daniel in an earlier episode when both were stranded on the planet Daira.



* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' seems to love this trope. The most noticiable example is [[spoiler: Fai, who is revealed to have been working for Fei Wong,]] but has a change of heart following the events of the Acid Tokyo and Infinity arcs. [[spoiler: Xing Huo]] might count as another example, as she eventually [[spoiler: betrays Fei Wong by helping the real Syaoran to escape,]] and [[spoiler: the clone Syaoran]] also undergoes this transformation durring the FinalBattle with Fei Wong. Although, one might say that [[spoiler: Fai]]'s was a bit more sucessful than the [[RedemptionEqualsDeath latter two's]]...

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* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' seems to love this trope. The most noticiable example is [[spoiler: Fai, who is revealed to have been working for Fei Wong,]] but has a change of heart following the events of the Acid Tokyo and Infinity arcs. [[spoiler: Xing Huo]] might count as another example, as she eventually [[spoiler: betrays Fei Wong by helping the real Syaoran to escape,]] and [[spoiler: the clone Syaoran]] also undergoes this transformation durring the FinalBattle with Fei Wong. Although, one might say that [[spoiler: Fai]]'s was a bit more sucessful than the [[RedemptionEqualsDeath latter two's]]...
23rd May '16 11:31:58 PM Lunamifan1
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** Several villains experience this as well to varying degrees. Buggy, while still evil, became more caring for his crew after his defeat. Hatchan (one of Arlong's subordinates), Bon Clay, and Mister 3 (of Baroque Works) all showed up again much later to become an ally of the Straw Hats; even the arrogant leader of Baroque Works, Crocodile eventually allies himself to Luffy in his escape from Impel Down, and though dismissing it simply as [[EnemyMine something he's doing because his own convenience]], he ends going out of his way to save Luffy from a certain death in the battle of Marineford. Notably, [[PsychoForHire CP9]] defects from the World Government after their defeat…but post-TimeSkip, we find out that [[spoiler:Rob Lucci, at least, was not only reinstated, but promoted, with his former boss who framed them
now a subordinate to him.]]

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** Several villains experience this as well to varying degrees. Buggy, while still evil, became more caring for his crew after his defeat. Hatchan (one of Arlong's subordinates), Bon Clay, and Mister 3 (of Baroque Works) all showed up again much later to become an ally of the Straw Hats; even the arrogant leader of Baroque Works, Crocodile eventually allies himself to Luffy in his escape from Impel Down, and though dismissing it simply as [[EnemyMine something he's doing because his own convenience]], he ends going out of his way to save Luffy from a certain death in the battle of Marineford. Notably, [[PsychoForHire CP9]] defects from the World Government after their defeat…but post-TimeSkip, we find out that [[spoiler:Rob Lucci, at least, was not only reinstated, but promoted, with his former boss who framed them
them now a subordinate to him.]]
25th Apr '16 7:37:46 AM Sammettik
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* Bad Bird in ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' who joins up with the good guys after a speech from Speedy saying that if Bad Bird helps Cheese win, everyone in Little Tokyo dies, including Bad Bird's girlfriend.

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* Bad Bird in ''Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats'' who joins up with the good guys after a speech from Speedy saying that if Bad Bird helps Cheese win, everyone in Little Tokyo dies, including Bad Bird's girlfriend. He also ends up changing his name to "Good Bird".
5th Apr '16 2:26:43 PM Willbyr
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* This happens in ''{{Kinnikuman}}''. A LOT. To the point where at least 3 {{Big Bad}}s and 2 Dragons have done. Ironically, two have gone to do {{Face Heel Turn}}s in the sequel series, ''KinnikumanNisei'', which features even MORE {{Heel Face Turn}}s.

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* This happens in ''{{Kinnikuman}}''.''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''. A LOT. To the point where at least 3 {{Big Bad}}s and 2 Dragons have done. Ironically, two have gone to do {{Face Heel Turn}}s in the sequel series, ''KinnikumanNisei'', ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'', which features even MORE {{Heel Face Turn}}s.



* ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' [[DefeatMeansFriendship Befriends many of her enemies]]. To put it in perspective, the only returning good member of the regular cast in the third Season who didn't start out as a villain in one way or another is Nanoha herself (it helps that most of them are [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]]):

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* ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Nanoha [[DefeatMeansFriendship Befriends befriends many of her enemies]]. To put it in perspective, the only returning good member of the regular cast in the third Season who didn't start out as a villain in one way or another is Nanoha herself (it helps that most of them are [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]]):
22nd Mar '16 2:10:15 PM Willbyr
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* In ''RosarioToVampire'', every girl in Tsukune's Harem, other than Moka (and possibly Yukari, who initially behaved more like a ScrewySquirrel than anything), started out trying to kill, control or abuse him. As did their club president, Gin.

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* In ''RosarioToVampire'', ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', every girl in Tsukune's Harem, other than Moka (and possibly Yukari, who initially behaved more like a ScrewySquirrel than anything), started out trying to kill, control or abuse him. As did their club president, Gin.



* In ''NabarinoOu'', just about all of the main "bad" characters introduced early on end up [[spoiler: teaming up with the good guys in the end to defeat Fuuma. Though most switch sides much earlier on.]]

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* In ''NabarinoOu'', ''Manga/NabarinoOu'', just about all of the main "bad" characters introduced early on end up [[spoiler: teaming up with the good guys in the end to defeat Fuuma. Though most switch sides much earlier on.]]
14th Mar '16 10:21:16 AM Prfnoff
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* The BigBad of ''{{Mahoromatic}}'''s first season becomes a reluctant hanger-on in the second.

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* The BigBad of ''{{Mahoromatic}}'''s ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'''s first season becomes a reluctant hanger-on in the second.
7th Mar '16 6:20:20 AM Willbyr
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* Amiboshi and Yui from ''FushigiYuugi''.

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* Amiboshi and Yui from ''FushigiYuugi''.''Manga/FushigiYuugi''.



* ''OnePiece'' does this a lot. Nami, Robin, and Franky are Straw Hat members who were all initially portrayed as villains, or simply antagonistic to Luffy.

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* ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' does this a lot. Nami, Robin, and Franky are Straw Hat members who were all initially portrayed as villains, or simply antagonistic to Luffy.
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