History HeelFaceTurn / AnimeAndManga

22nd Jun '17 7:44:26 AM shrikelet
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* This is all over the place in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Almost all the members of the Shinpaku Alliance were originally Kenichi's enemies at some point.
** This is a DefeatMeansFriendship show. Mostly. Exceptions are made for particularly impressive psychos and the lead, who does not betray his principles when defeated. Which is good, because he loses enough early on that it would have become a fascinatingly schizophrenic series if he had.
*** That actually sounds kind of cool. You could set it up a little like [=JoJo=]'s.

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* This is all over ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'': ''Absolutely everywhere.'' To wit:
** In line with
the place in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Almost all the members of the Shinpaku Alliance were originally Kenichi's enemies at some point.
** This is a
series DefeatMeansFriendship show. Mostly. Exceptions are made for particularly impressive psychos and nature, virtually every disciple-level opponent Kenichi defeats prior to the lead, who does not betray his principles when defeated. Which is good, because he loses enough early on that it would have become a fascinatingly schizophrenic series if climax pulls one eventually.
** More markedly, during the series climax [[spoiler:Ma Sogetsu, Hongo Akira, Agaard Jum Sai, Sehrul Rahman, and Alexander Gaidar]] turn Face and fight alongside the Katsujinken masters.
** Kii Kagerou is probably the most dramatic example in the series. In his first appearance
he had.
*** That actually sounds kind
is a cheerfully unhinged sociopath who considers cutting down a child to test his new sword. By the climax of cool. You could set it up a little like [=JoJo=]'s.the series he has sworn to never kill again, and joins the Katsujinken masters in their face-off with the One Shadow Nine Fist.
16th May '17 8:33:36 AM flodoris
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** Used twice in 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. 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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** Used twice in the "Land of Waves" arc. Traitorous ninja Zabuza [[NobleDemon Zabuza]] and his androgynous young henchman Haku, whom he habitually mistreats, [[ReluctantWarrior Haku]], 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. Subsequently Zabuza switches sides, killing Gato before getting killed himself.



** 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 (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.
** After the TimeSkip, [[spoiler:Naruto manages to get his most powerful EvilCounterpart, the PhysicalGod Pain/Nagato, to pull off a RedemptionEqualsDeath by bringing back to life the people who died in his invasion of Konoha]].
** 570 has [[spoiler:the Kyuubi/Kurama]], who was thought of to be the very embodiment of hatred, finally give in to [[AllLovingHero Naruto]]'s kindness. The next chapter [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome shows]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship the]] [[SuperMode results]].
** 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.]].
*** Not only that but [[spoiler:OROCHIMARU, the big bad of a huge number of early plot arcs]] has decided to join the fray as a good guy. Though his motives are ambiguous enough that it could just be an EnemyMine.
** [[spoiler: Obito]] appears to be invoking this trope in chapter 665. Though he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid originally good]] to begin with.
** And in chapter 667, [[spoiler: Kabuto has joined the fray, helping to revive Sasuke. The reason? His time in Itachi's Izanami spell helped Kabuto realize his true nature, that he's really a good person deep down, and that he has a home to return to.]]
** It seems Hidan was the only major Naruto villain that never saw the light.

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** Twice in the "Land of Waves" arc, but far more frequently later. [[TheFatalist Hyuuga Neji, Neji]], who is half-inspired by Naruto's (an obvious AllLovingHero) victory into rethinking his fatalistic JerkAss-itude {{Jerkass}}-itude and goes on to claim that Naruto saved him (Guy and Lee were also important to the change). Or Gaara, [[AxCrazy 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.
** After the TimeSkip, [[spoiler:Naruto Naruto manages to get his most powerful EvilCounterpart, the PhysicalGod Pain/Nagato, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Pain/Nagato]], to pull off a RedemptionEqualsDeath by bringing back it, after talking with him and forcing him to life realize that he is сhose the people who died wrong path. Subsequently Nagato uses a jutsu to revive many of the Konoha ninja he killed, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dying in his invasion of Konoha]].
the process]].
** 570 has [[spoiler:the Kyuubi/Kurama]], During Fourth Shinobi World War [[OmnicidalManiac the Nine-Tails/Kurama]], who was thought of to be the very embodiment of hatred, finally give in to [[AllLovingHero Naruto]]'s kindness. The next chapter [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome shows]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship the]] [[SuperMode results]].
** In Chapter 627, [[spoiler:The Greatest example
eventually becomes Naruto's ally of his own volition, though this was based on mutual respect more than anything. [[StockholmSyndrome He was impressed with Naruto being the first human since the Sage who treated him as a living being worthy of respect rather than a weapon]].
** [[spoiler:This
trope in ''Naruto'' has occurred. That's right people, Uchiha Sasuke has decided to ally is Zig-Zagging with [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Obito Uchiha]]. When in Obito's mindscape, Naruto verbally beats him down with one of his most epic speeches and offers him a chance to at least not go down as one of the good guys.]] worst monsters in the Naruto-verse's history. Obito resists, but it turns eventually reaches out that while Sasuke has decided to do Naruto's extended hand... [[RedemptionRejection and starts strangle him, saying he regrets nothing]]. In the end, he gets MindScrew by his memory of his childhood love refusing to look at him and Naruto grabbing his hand and dragging him forward. This makes all the Tailed Beast burst out of him and Obito lose entirely. However after of this and even to [[spoiler:become Hokage]] The pep talk сonversation with Kakashi and Minato, he got suffers from Hashirama only turned him into a WellIntentionedExtremist. He wants HeelRealization and decides [[RedemptionEqualsDeath to kill anyone who he considers an obstacle use Rinne Tensei in order to sacrifice himself reviving his Revolution. This includes [[spoiler:Naruto and all of the Kage.]].
*** Not only that but [[spoiler:OROCHIMARU, the big bad of a huge number of early plot arcs]] has decided to join the fray as a good guy. Though his motives are ambiguous enough that it could just be an EnemyMine.
** [[spoiler: Obito]] appears to be invoking this trope in chapter 665. Though he was [[UsedToBeASweetKid originally good]] to begin with.
** And in chapter 667, [[spoiler: Kabuto has joined the fray, helping to revive Sasuke. The reason? His time in Itachi's Izanami spell helped Kabuto realize his true nature, that he's really a good person deep down, and
victims]], admitting that he has a home now understands why Nagato betrayed the Akatsuki. [[HeelFaceDoorSlam However Black Zetsu interrupts him, hijacks his body and forces him to return to.use the resurrection technique on Madara]]. However later he [[{{Determinator}} overpowers]] Black Zetsu and uses him as life support, then proceeds to shove his hand into Madara's chest and absorb some of the chakra to save Naruto and states that he is not Madara, [[HesBack but Obito Uchiha, the person who wanted to become Hokage]], in this way performing a full HeelFaceTurn.]]
** It seems Hidan was [[spoiler:Also [[DragonAscendant Kabuto]] has joined the only major fray, helping to revive Sasuke. The reason? Imprisonment by Itachi's Izanami helped him realize his true nature, that he's really a good person deep down, and that he has a home to return to.]]
** [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor After a long period of wildly changing goals and sides]], [[RivalTurnedEvil Sasuke Uchiha]] finally makes it after his final battle with
Naruto villain that never saw the light.when he admits his defeat to Naruto, regarding their battle over ideals.]]
12th Apr '17 8:06:34 AM JokeBoss
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* ''Manga/OumagadokiZoo'' has a few of these. [[spoiler:Two of the most prominent examples occur in the Aquarium arc, first from Ikakku the Narhal, who was moved by Kassai's resolution to protect his love interest to the point of turning on his own partner. Second comes from Sakamata the Killer Whale, who acted as TheDragon to Isana, the arc's BigBad before finally snapping from being fed up with the constant abuse he and the other animals had to endure and turning on Isana, landing the final blow on him, and then dragging him into the sea for a well-deserved KarmicDeath.]]
7th Apr '17 9:31:16 AM Willbyr
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* All the villains in ''ShugoChara''. Yuu Nikaidou was a case of DefeatMeansFriendship after Amu foiled his plan to create an Embryo, which is the MacGuffin of the series. Kairi Sanjo was convinced by Amu to do his Heel Face Turn in a ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=]ThePowerOfLove moment. Utau Hoshina realized she didn't want to sing to ruin people's dreams, but that she wanted to sing to make people happy. Yukari Sanjo was more or less another case of DefeatMeansFriendship. And the latest villain, Lulu, seems to be succumbing to ThePowerOfFriendship.

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* All the villains in ''ShugoChara''.''Manga/ShugoChara''. Yuu Nikaidou was a case of DefeatMeansFriendship after Amu foiled his plan to create an Embryo, which is the MacGuffin of the series. Kairi Sanjo was convinced by Amu to do his Heel Face Turn in a ThePowerOfFriendship[=/=]ThePowerOfLove moment. Utau Hoshina realized she didn't want to sing to ruin people's dreams, but that she wanted to sing to make people happy. Yukari Sanjo was more or less another case of DefeatMeansFriendship. And the latest villain, Lulu, seems to be succumbing to ThePowerOfFriendship.
6th Apr '17 1:12:40 PM Willbyr
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* This is all over the place in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Almost all the members of the Shinpaku Alliance were originally Kenichi's enemies at some point.

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* This is all over the place in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''.''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Almost all the members of the Shinpaku Alliance were originally Kenichi's enemies at some point.
29th Mar '17 4:48:39 PM quackytrope
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** While they weren't evil, the first few friends Goku made were awful people before they met him. Bulma was a SpoiledBrat who tricked Goku out of his grandfather's Dragon Ball and used him as a bodyguard. Yamcha and Puar were desert bandits, Oolong used his powers to terrorize villagers and forcibly marry their daughters, and Krillin was [[TheBully a bully]] (and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a suck up]]). They all became [[TookALevelInKindness better people]] after meeting [[MagneticHero Goku]].
29th Mar '17 4:45:32 PM quackytrope
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** While they weren't evil, the first few friends Goku made were awful people before they met him. Bulma was a SpoiledBrat who tricked Goku out of his grandfather's Dragon Ball and used him as a bodyguard. Yamcha and Puar were desert bandits, Oolong used his powers to terrorize villagers and forcibly marry their daughters, and Krillin was [[TheBully a bully]] (and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a suck up]]). They all became [[TookALevelInKindness better people]] after meeting [[MagneticHero Goku]].
20th Feb '17 6:02:42 PM fop1234
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** In the first ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' movie, the Pretty Cure must battle [[EvilKnockoff their own dark selves]]. While the evil counterparts of Cures Rouge, Lemonade, Mint and Aqua are all defeated, [[spoiler:Cure Dream's suddenly breaks down into tears when she realizes she doesn't have a heart. Cure Dream the decides become a friend. Unfortunately, [[RedemptionMeansDeath Dark Dream is killed while saving Nozomi from an attack]] from her own creator, Shadow.]]

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** In the first ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' movie, the Pretty Cure must battle [[EvilKnockoff their own dark selves]]. While the evil counterparts of Cures Rouge, Lemonade, Mint and Aqua are all defeated, [[spoiler:Cure Dream's suddenly breaks down into tears when she realizes she doesn't have a heart. Cure Dream the decides become a friend. Unfortunately, [[RedemptionMeansDeath [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Dark Dream is killed while saving Nozomi from an attack]] from her own creator, Shadow.]]
20th Feb '17 6:00:14 PM fop1234
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** This wouldn't be the first time a ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series used this trope. Witness the previous examples of [[spoiler:[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Kiriya]],]] [[spoiler:[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar the Kiryuu twins]],]] and [[spoiler:[[Anime/YesPrecure5 Bunbee]].]] It also wouldn't be the last time either; another example in Setsuna's situation [[spoiler:(minus RedemptionEqualsDeath coming into play)]] is [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Siren]], who becomes Cure Beat.

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** This wouldn't be the first time a ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series used this trope. Witness the previous examples of [[spoiler:[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Kiriya]],]] [[spoiler:[[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar the Kiryuu twins]],]] and [[spoiler:[[Anime/YesPrecure5 Bunbee]].]] It also wouldn't be the last time either; another example in Setsuna's situation [[spoiler:(minus RedemptionEqualsDeath coming into play)]] is [[Anime/SuitePrettyCure [[spoiler:[[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Siren]], who becomes Cure Beat.]]



** And now we have to add [[spoiler:[[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Princess Twilight]] (Prince Kanata's sister Towa) to the mix, as she's been cleansed from Dyspear's evil brainwashing and is now Cure Scarlet. Shut and Lock also eventually turn for the finale.]]

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** And now we have to add [[spoiler:[[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Princess Twilight]] (Prince Kanata's sister Towa) to the mix, as she's been cleansed from Dyspear's evil brainwashing and is now and, in the same fashion that Cure Passion was born (but also without the Disney Death), became Cure Scarlet. Shut and Lock also eventually turn for the finale.]]]]
** In the first ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' movie, the Pretty Cure must battle [[EvilKnockoff their own dark selves]]. While the evil counterparts of Cures Rouge, Lemonade, Mint and Aqua are all defeated, [[spoiler:Cure Dream's suddenly breaks down into tears when she realizes she doesn't have a heart. Cure Dream the decides become a friend. Unfortunately, [[RedemptionMeansDeath Dark Dream is killed while saving Nozomi from an attack]] from her own creator, Shadow.]]
17th Nov '16 8:45:05 PM ItsCursorBby
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* ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'':
** Prior to the series, Dazai went from ruthless Mafia executive to Armed Detective Agency agent due to the last request of a dying friend that he "be on the side that saves people".
** In the series proper, Kyouka and Lucy both end up leaving their respective antagonist groups (Port Mafia and Guild, respectively) due to Atsushi's influence. Kyouka joins the ADA, while Lucy gets a job at a cafe the detectives frequent.
** Poe also leaves the Guild and find himself aligned with the ADA instead, though in his case it's due to Ranpo.
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