History HeelFaceTurn / ComicBooks

22nd May '16 7:30:15 PM Vir
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** ComicBook/TwoFace in multiple incarnations has reformed and returned to his legitimate life as Harvey Dent (usually temporarily) following psychotherapy and reconstructive surgery. As Two Face, he's almost by his nature a walking FaceHeelRevolvingDoor

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** ComicBook/TwoFace in multiple incarnations has reformed and returned to his legitimate life as Harvey Dent (usually temporarily) following psychotherapy and reconstructive surgery. As Two Face, Two-Face, he's almost by his nature a walking FaceHeelRevolvingDoorHeelFaceRevolvingDoor.



** Following ''Comicbook/ForeverEvil'', both Captain Cold and ComicBook/LexLuthor were inducted into the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] thanks to their high profile role in defeating the [[MirrorUniverse Crime Syndicate]].

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** Following ''Comicbook/ForeverEvil'', ''ComicBook/ForeverEvil'', both Captain Cold and ComicBook/LexLuthor were inducted into the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] thanks to their high profile role in defeating the [[MirrorUniverse Crime Syndicate]].



* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.

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* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d.{{lampshade|Hanging}}d. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.
16th May '16 5:05:34 PM LentilSandEater
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* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d in-universe. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.

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* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d in-universe.{{Lampshade}}d. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.
1st Apr '16 2:12:19 PM ObsidianFire
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** Overdrive from ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' is GenreSavvy enough that this trope is his entire reason for being a costumed villain. He grew up as a young boy who idolized superheroes, and reasoned that the quickest way to become an Avenger would be to start off as a villain and then eventually reform and fight alongside his childhood heroes.

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** Overdrive from ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' is GenreSavvy smart enough that this trope is his entire reason for being a costumed villain. He grew up as a young boy who idolized superheroes, and reasoned that the quickest way to become an Avenger would be to start off as a villain and then eventually reform and fight alongside his childhood heroes.
30th Mar '16 12:18:41 PM rafi
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* During the ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'' event, Loki realizes that he's been making a massive mistake: He wanted to make Asgard greater than ever, but let his hatred of Thor get in the way of that. [[spoiler: In a last ditch effort to stop the Void, he uses the Norn stones to empower the New Avengers to give them a fighting chance. When this doesn't work, Loki takes the full blunt of the Void, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dying while tearfully apologizing to Thor]]. Fourtunately, Thor brings him back to life,]] now as a child with no memory of his evil deeds or his previous life beyond the age of twelve, but still has the guilt of what happened, with Thor's encouragement he becomes a kid hero, and performs ''multiple'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]].
** [[spoiler:However, it turns out original Loki apparently couldn't resist the opportunity to screw his next incarnation over, creating a copy of his personality that killed kid!Loki - [[Comicbook/YoungAvengers resulting in]] a Loki who's [[Comicbook/LokiAgentOfAsgard neither of their predecessors]], haunted by what they did to their kid-self.]]
29th Mar '16 12:57:38 PM rafi
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* King Sombra does so the end of "The Siege of the Crystal Empire" arc in the ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comics, after realizing he's become the monster he saw in the Crystal Heart from a thousand years prior.

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* King Sombra does so the end of "The Siege of the Crystal Empire" arc in the ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' comics, after realizing he's become the monster he saw in the Crystal Heart from a thousand years prior.
29th Mar '16 12:56:39 PM rafi
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!!DC



* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d in-universe. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.
** Around the time of ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'', [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] tried to recruit Loki by citing the large number of former villains who ended up as members of the Avengers. This prompted in a WhatTheHellHero from the rest of the team, since Loki is the fricking ''Norse god of evil.''
*** Except he isn't, really. In Norse mythology, he's more of a mischievous trickster figure, and was even a close friend of both Odin and Thor, playing off as more of a guile hero than anything. He went through a FaceHeel Turn after going through a vicious punishment for triggering Ragnarok in mythology, though. That said, the comic version is... less ambiguous.
** Overdrive from ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' is GenreSavvy enough that this trope is his entire reason for being a costumed villain. He grew up as a young boy who idolized superheroes, and reasoned that the quickest way to become an Avenger would be to start off as a villain and then eventually reform and fight alongside his childhood heroes.
* ''[[TheFlash Flash]]'' villains the Pied Piper and the Trickster both reformed. The Pied Piper had always been the sort of villain who had stolen money for orphanages. The Trickster had pulled off a DealWithTheDevil and escaped, and reformed because he couldn't do anything to top that, and didn't want to go to Hell when he died, after his trick. A recent apparent FaceHeelTurn was actually an attempt to pull off a FakeDefector trick -- which turned tragic when they appeared to be in on the death of Bart Allen, the Flash. The Trickster is now dead, but the Pied Piper is facing ReformedButRejected.

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* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d in-universe. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.
** Around the time of ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'', [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] tried to recruit Loki by citing the large number of former villains who ended up as members of the Avengers. This prompted in a WhatTheHellHero from the rest of the team, since Loki is the fricking ''Norse god of evil.''
*** Except he isn't, really. In Norse mythology, he's more of a mischievous trickster figure, and was even a close friend of both Odin and Thor, playing off as more of a guile hero than anything. He went through a FaceHeel Turn after going through a vicious punishment for triggering Ragnarok in mythology, though. That said, the comic version is... less ambiguous.
** Overdrive from ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' is GenreSavvy enough that this trope is his entire reason for being a costumed villain. He grew up as a young boy who idolized superheroes, and reasoned that the quickest way to become an Avenger would be to start off as a villain and then eventually reform and fight alongside his childhood heroes.
* ''[[TheFlash
''[[ComicBook/TheFlash Flash]]'' villains the Pied Piper and the Trickster both reformed. The Pied Piper had always been the sort of villain who had stolen money for orphanages. The Trickster had pulled off a DealWithTheDevil and escaped, and reformed because he couldn't do anything to top that, and didn't want to go to Hell when he died, after his trick. A recent apparent FaceHeelTurn was actually an attempt to pull off a FakeDefector trick -- which turned tragic when they appeared to be in on the death of Bart Allen, the Flash. The Trickster is now dead, but the Pied Piper is facing ReformedButRejected.



* ComicBook/{{Venom}}, the ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain, is a classic case of a Heel Face Turn to create an [[AntiHero "edgier" hero]]. Also because Venom -- created and illustrated by Todd [=McFarlane=] -- was, for a time, considerably more popular than Spider-Man himself, being a giant, hulking, over-designed monster with zero qualms about killing. Quintessential '90s anti-hero, essentially.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}:
** Originally an antagonist sent to kill the Hulk (who himself is a big spinning heel-turn himself... not that both characters don't have their reasons...).
** In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Wolverine has a Heel Face Turn moment when he joins/infiltrates the X-Men to terminate Xavier... and then ends up believing in Xavier's cause and becoming a rather strong supporter.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
** ComicBook/{{Mystique}} pulls so many [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Heel Face Turns and Face Heel Turns]] she might as well just give up and have a pivot installed.
** ComicBook/EmmaFrost's Heel Face Turn is proving permanent. However just like Jean, Emma suffers from the NeverLiveItDown trope. The story that cemented her position as a central X-Man was also the story in which the readership was first led to believe she betrayed the X-Men, just to discover later that she was being psychically manipulated by [[spoiler:Cassandra Nova. Before having her own mind trapped inside an indestructible box, Nova had left a psychic impression of herself in Emma's mind, which was subtly manipulating her. That impression slowly twisted Emma's perception of herself, exploiting her survivor's guilt and making her believe she could never redeem herself.]] In the end, it was shown that Emma was willing to sacrifice herself so that [[spoiler:Nova]]'s plan wouldn't succeed. Besides that story, the only other time Frost fitted this role was during Dark Reign, when she joined Norman Osborn's Cabal, [[spoiler: as part of her and Cyclops' plan to later make a fool of Osborn and guarantee the safety of mutantkind]]. Also, while part of the fanbase and some writers believe Emma is still not trusted by her teammates, there are many evidences pointing the opposite. For one, she's been banking the X-Men for quite some time now, and they're not uncomfortable with that. More importantly, she's been the main Cerebro user ever since Professor Xavier left, and the X-Men are ok with that (Cerebro is a machine able to boost one's telepathic power to impressive levels. By letting Emma use it, the X-Men are leaving their minds - and those of thousands of innocents - completely vulnerable to her powers, which says a lot).
* How ComicBook/{{Gambit}} came to join the ComicBook/XMen.
** And ComicBook/{{Rogue}}. Interestingly, her Heel Face Turn was triggered by kissing ComicBook/ROMSpaceknight and being [[ThePowerOfLove overwhelmed by his goodness]]. Licensing [[ExiledFromContinuity tarpits]] mean you won't see that mentioned again, ever.
*** For everyone but the three people who might remember that issue of ROM, it was the fact that her powers were driving her slowly insane and she was realizing that Mystique was both unable and unwilling to help, with a little nudge from Mastermind (who wanted to put the screws into Mystique by inducing her beloved foster daughter to run away) that did the trick.
** There's also Sunfire, Banshee, Magneto himself, Marrow...
* The Rhino of ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' eventually went legit, turning himself in, serving his time, and getting released on good behavior before settling down with a doting Russian woman. [[spoiler:It lasted all of one more appearance. The new evil Rhino killed his wife, sending him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. He put the costume back on, killed the new Rhino, and is back as a villain.]]
** Back in the 80's, the Sandman got sick of crime and went straight. He actually joined the Avengers for a while. That lasted a good twenty years, real world time. Then his old teammate the Wizard stuck him in a machine and brainwashed him to be evil again. Sigh.



* In the ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'' spinoff ''Incorruptible'', former supervillain Max Damage realizes that [[FallenHero The Plutonian's]] FaceHeelTurn will now leave the general public without a true BigGood to defend them. In response, he decides that he needs to step up for the people and becomes Max Daring.
* Thugboy and Ninjette from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' started as {{Punch Clock Villain}}s, but also thanks to the influence of the protagonist, they [[CharacterDevelopment developed into]] {{Anti Hero}}es.
* The "Chinese Gods", or what remained of them, in ''The Great Ten''. After Celestial Archer introduced them to his patron goddess, who told them that they were simply altered humans, Gong Gong, Lei Zi, Kuan Ti, Lei Kung, and Chu Jung decided that they would fight alongside the Great Ten.
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', long-term villain Dimitri eventually reveals that his alliance with Eggman is so that he can "[[FakeDefector weaken the greatest evil this world's ever known from within.]]" More recently, after [[spoiler: Lien-Da left him for dead]], he went over to the heroes' side completely, in the hope that he can one day [[TheAtoner atone]] for his actions as a villain.
** As well, Shadow and Rouge did their own Heel-Face Turns, though Rouge was always on that border. For Shadow, it was finally getting tired of not knowing who he was that provoked the turn.
* Powerplex in ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' always considered himself a hero in his single-minded obsession with killing Invincible -- but after Invincible left the planet for an extended period, he received counseling and a second chance as a member of the superhero team the Actioneers. However, when Invincible returned, he couldn't control himself and attacked him again. After finally accepting the fact that Invincible wasn't at fault for his sister's death and that the death of his wife and son were on his shoulders and his alone, Powerplex surrendered. In a later conversation with Cecil, Invincible learns that Powerplex was a real hero while he was away, and will be again after more counseling.
* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} is one of the most glaring examples. From birth, he was destined to usher in the apocalypse under the name Anung Un Rama as TheAntichrist. Instead, he wants nothing to do with it and becomes an AntiAntiChrist, going as far as to keep his demon horns filed down.

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'' spinoff ''Incorruptible'', former supervillain Max Damage realizes that [[FallenHero ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'':
**
The Plutonian's]] FaceHeelTurn will now leave the general public without a true BigGood to defend them. In response, he decides that he needs to step up for the people and becomes Max Daring.
* Thugboy and Ninjette from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' started as {{Punch Clock Villain}}s, but also thanks to the influence of the protagonist, they [[CharacterDevelopment developed into]] {{Anti Hero}}es.
* The "Chinese Gods", or what remained of them, in ''The Great Ten''. After Celestial Archer introduced them to his patron goddess, who told them that they were simply altered humans, Gong Gong, Lei Zi, Kuan Ti, Lei Kung, and Chu Jung decided that they would fight alongside the Great Ten.
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', long-term villain Dimitri eventually reveals that his alliance with Eggman is so that he can "[[FakeDefector weaken the greatest evil this world's ever known from within.]]" More recently, after [[spoiler: Lien-Da left him for dead]], he went over to the heroes' side completely, in the hope that he can one day [[TheAtoner atone]]
pre-ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Emil Hamilton was last seen under arrest for his actions as MadScientist Ruin. Here, he is working on S.T.A.R. Labs project to help pierce the dome surrounding Gotham City. Keep in mind Hamilton has gone through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor quite a villain.
few times.
** As well, Shadow and Rouge did their own Heel-Face Turns, though Rouge was always on that border. For Shadow, it was finally getting tired of not knowing Also, there is [[spoiler:Telos, who he was that provoked the turn.
* Powerplex in ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' always considered himself a hero in his single-minded obsession with killing Invincible -- but
after Invincible left the learning of his true past of being an actual person rather than a living planet for an extended period, he received counseling who was enslaved by Brainiac, decided to help the heroes against Deimos and a second chance declaring that all the captive cities should not die]].
** Superwoman in ''Convergence: Crime Syndicate'', after reflecting on much of her life while on death row. [[spoiler: And later during her fight with Wonder Woman from ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'', where she specifically wishes to save her city
as a member means of atonement for her criminal deeds and the accidental death of philanthropist Bruno Manneheim]].

!!Marvel
* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d in-universe. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.
** Around the time of ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'', [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] tried to recruit Loki by citing the large number of former villains who ended up as members
of the superhero team Avengers. This prompted in a WhatTheHellHero from the Actioneers. However, when Invincible returned, rest of the team, since Loki is the fricking ''Norse god of evil.''
*** Except
he couldn't control himself isn't, really. In Norse mythology, he's more of a mischievous trickster figure, and attacked him again. After finally accepting was even a close friend of both Odin and Thor, playing off as more of a guile hero than anything. He went through a FaceHeel Turn after going through a vicious punishment for triggering Ragnarok in mythology, though. That said, the fact comic version is... less ambiguous.
** Overdrive from ''ComicBook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'' is GenreSavvy enough
that Invincible wasn't at fault this trope is his entire reason for his sister's death being a costumed villain. He grew up as a young boy who idolized superheroes, and reasoned that the death of quickest way to become an Avenger would be to start off as a villain and then eventually reform and fight alongside his wife and son were on his shoulders and his alone, Powerplex surrendered. In a later conversation with Cecil, Invincible learns that Powerplex was a real hero while he was away, and will be again after more counseling.
* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} is one of the most glaring examples. From birth, he was destined to usher in the apocalypse under the name Anung Un Rama as TheAntichrist. Instead, he wants nothing to do with it and becomes an AntiAntiChrist, going as far as to keep his demon horns filed down.
childhood heroes.



* In the first ever ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''/''Franchise/SpiderMan'' crossover, [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]] does one of these when it's pointed out to him that [[spoiler:Lex Luthor's planned actions]] will destroy the world: "Where are you going to spend your billions?"
* Garganta from ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}'' debuted as a villain. Popular with readers, she was brought back as a recurring character, with her original rampage being revealed as a side-effect of the experiment that gave her her powers. She eventually became an auxiliary member of Femforce.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':
** ComicBook/{{Venom}} is a classic case of a Heel Face Turn to create an [[AntiHero "edgier" hero]]. Also because Venom -- created and illustrated by Todd [=McFarlane=] -- was, for a time, considerably more popular than Spider-Man himself, being a giant, hulking, over-designed monster with zero qualms about killing. Quintessential '90s anti-hero, essentially.
** The Rhino eventually went legit, turning himself in, serving his time, and getting released on good behavior before settling down with a doting Russian woman. [[spoiler:It lasted all of one more appearance. The new evil Rhino killed his wife, sending him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. He put the costume back on, killed the new Rhino, and is back as a villain.]]
** Back in the 80's, the Sandman got sick of crime and went straight. He actually joined the Avengers for a while. That lasted a good twenty years, real world time. Then his old teammate the Wizard stuck him in a machine and brainwashed him to be evil again. Sigh.
**
In the first ever ''Franchise/{{Superman}}''/''Franchise/SpiderMan'' crossover, [[spoiler:Doctor Octopus]] does one of these when it's pointed out to him that [[spoiler:Lex Luthor's planned actions]] will destroy the world: "Where are you going to spend your billions?"
* Garganta ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}:
** Originally an antagonist sent to kill the Hulk (who himself is a big spinning heel-turn himself... not that both characters don't have their reasons...).
** In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', Wolverine has a Heel Face Turn moment when he joins/infiltrates the X-Men to terminate Xavier... and then ends up believing in Xavier's cause and becoming a rather strong supporter.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
** ComicBook/{{Mystique}} pulls so many [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Heel Face Turns and Face Heel Turns]] she might as well just give up and have a pivot installed.
** ComicBook/EmmaFrost's Heel Face Turn is proving permanent. However just like Jean, Emma suffers
from ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}'' debuted the NeverLiveItDown trope. The story that cemented her position as a villain. Popular with readers, central X-Man was also the story in which the readership was first led to believe she betrayed the X-Men, just to discover later that she was brought back as a recurring character, with her original rampage being revealed psychically manipulated by [[spoiler:Cassandra Nova. Before having her own mind trapped inside an indestructible box, Nova had left a psychic impression of herself in Emma's mind, which was subtly manipulating her. That impression slowly twisted Emma's perception of herself, exploiting her survivor's guilt and making her believe she could never redeem herself.]] In the end, it was shown that Emma was willing to sacrifice herself so that [[spoiler:Nova]]'s plan wouldn't succeed. Besides that story, the only other time Frost fitted this role was during Dark Reign, when she joined Norman Osborn's Cabal, [[spoiler: as part of her and Cyclops' plan to later make a side-effect fool of Osborn and guarantee the safety of mutantkind]]. Also, while part of the experiment fanbase and some writers believe Emma is still not trusted by her teammates, there are many evidences pointing the opposite. For one, she's been banking the X-Men for quite some time now, and they're not uncomfortable with that. More importantly, she's been the main Cerebro user ever since Professor Xavier left, and the X-Men are ok with that gave (Cerebro is a machine able to boost one's telepathic power to impressive levels. By letting Emma use it, the X-Men are leaving their minds - and those of thousands of innocents - completely vulnerable to her powers, which says a lot).
** How ComicBook/{{Gambit}} came to join the ComicBook/XMen.
** And ComicBook/{{Rogue}}. Interestingly,
her powers. She eventually became an auxiliary member Heel Face Turn was triggered by kissing ComicBook/ROMSpaceknight and being [[ThePowerOfLove overwhelmed by his goodness]]. Licensing [[ExiledFromContinuity tarpits]] mean you won't see that mentioned again, ever.
*** For everyone but the three people who might remember that issue
of Femforce.ROM, it was the fact that her powers were driving her slowly insane and she was realizing that Mystique was both unable and unwilling to help, with a little nudge from Mastermind (who wanted to put the screws into Mystique by inducing her beloved foster daughter to run away) that did the trick.
** There's also Sunfire, Banshee, Magneto himself, Marrow...




!!Other
* In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', long-term villain Dimitri eventually reveals that his alliance with Eggman is so that he can "[[FakeDefector weaken the greatest evil this world's ever known from within.]]" More recently, after [[spoiler: Lien-Da left him for dead]], he went over to the heroes' side completely, in the hope that he can one day [[TheAtoner atone]] for his actions as a villain.
** As well, Shadow and Rouge did their own Heel-Face Turns, though Rouge was always on that border. For Shadow, it was finally getting tired of not knowing who he was that provoked the turn.
* Thugboy and Ninjette from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' started as {{Punch Clock Villain}}s, but also thanks to the influence of the protagonist, they [[CharacterDevelopment developed into]] {{Anti Hero}}es.
* Garganta from ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}'' debuted as a villain. Popular with readers, she was brought back as a recurring character, with her original rampage being revealed as a side-effect of the experiment that gave her her powers. She eventually became an auxiliary member of Femforce.
* The "Chinese Gods", or what remained of them, in ''The Great Ten''. After Celestial Archer introduced them to his patron goddess, who told them that they were simply altered humans, Gong Gong, Lei Zi, Kuan Ti, Lei Kung, and Chu Jung decided that they would fight alongside the Great Ten.
* ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} is one of the most glaring examples. From birth, he was destined to usher in the apocalypse under the name Anung Un Rama as TheAntichrist. Instead, he wants nothing to do with it and becomes an AntiAntiChrist, going as far as to keep his demon horns filed down.
* Powerplex in ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' always considered himself a hero in his single-minded obsession with killing Invincible -- but after Invincible left the planet for an extended period, he received counseling and a second chance as a member of the superhero team the Actioneers. However, when Invincible returned, he couldn't control himself and attacked him again. After finally accepting the fact that Invincible wasn't at fault for his sister's death and that the death of his wife and son were on his shoulders and his alone, Powerplex surrendered. In a later conversation with Cecil, Invincible learns that Powerplex was a real hero while he was away, and will be again after more counseling.
* In the ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'' spinoff ''Incorruptible'', former supervillain Max Damage realizes that [[FallenHero The Plutonian's]] FaceHeelTurn will now leave the general public without a true BigGood to defend them. In response, he decides that he needs to step up for the people and becomes Max Daring.
* King Sombra does so the end of "The Siege of the Crystal Empire" arc in the ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' comics, after realizing he's become the monster he saw in the Crystal Heart from a thousand years prior.



* ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'':
** The pre-ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}} Emil Hamilton was last seen under arrest for his actions as MadScientist Ruin. Here, he is working on S.T.A.R. Labs project to help pierce the dome surrounding Gotham City. Keep in mind Hamilton has gone through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor quite a few times.
** Also, there is [[spoiler:Telos, who after learning of his true past of being an actual person rather than a living planet who was enslaved by Brainiac, decided to help the heroes against Deimos and declaring that all the captive cities should not die]].
** Superwoman in ''Convergence: Crime Syndicate'', after reflecting on much of her life while on death row. [[spoiler: And later during her fight with Wonder Woman from ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'', where she specifically wishes to save her city as a means of atonement for her criminal deeds and the accidental death of philanthropist Bruno Manneheim]].
4th Feb '16 9:06:00 PM caffeinedelusions
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*** Except he isn't, really. In Norse mythology, he's more of a mischievous trickster figure, and was even a close friend of both Odin and Thor, playing off as more of a guile hero than anything. He went through a FaceHeel Turn after going through a vicious punishment for triggering Ragnarok in mythology, though. That said, the comic version is... less ambiguous.
24th Jan '16 10:43:24 AM nombretomado
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* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d in-universe. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, {{Namor}}, and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.

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* This is so common for ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' that it's been {{Lampshade}}d in-universe. We have (among others) ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, Comicbook/BlackWidow, ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, {{Namor}}, [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], and ComicBook/RedHulk, each of whom started off as villains before reforming and joining the team.
31st Dec '15 6:09:08 PM Anddrix
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** Around the time of ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'', [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] tried to recruit SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} by citing the large number of former villains who ended up as members of the Avengers. This prompted in a WhatTheHellHero from the rest of the team, since Loki is the fricking ''Norse god of evil.''

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** Around the time of ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'', [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] tried to recruit SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki by citing the large number of former villains who ended up as members of the Avengers. This prompted in a WhatTheHellHero from the rest of the team, since Loki is the fricking ''Norse god of evil.''



* During the ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'' event, SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} realizes that he's been making a massive mistake: He wanted to make Asgard greater than ever, but let his hatred of Thor get in the way of that. [[spoiler: In a last ditch effort to stop the Void, he uses the Norn stones to empower the New Avengers to give them a fighting chance. When this doesn't work, Loki takes the full blunt of the Void, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dying while tearfully apologizing to Thor]]. Fourtunately, Thor brings him back to life,]] now as a child with no memory of his evil deeds or his previous life beyond the age of twelve, but still has the guilt of what happened, with Thor's encouragement he becomes a kid hero, and performs ''multiple'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]].

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* During the ''Comicbook/{{Siege}}'' event, SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki realizes that he's been making a massive mistake: He wanted to make Asgard greater than ever, but let his hatred of Thor get in the way of that. [[spoiler: In a last ditch effort to stop the Void, he uses the Norn stones to empower the New Avengers to give them a fighting chance. When this doesn't work, Loki takes the full blunt of the Void, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dying while tearfully apologizing to Thor]]. Fourtunately, Thor brings him back to life,]] now as a child with no memory of his evil deeds or his previous life beyond the age of twelve, but still has the guilt of what happened, with Thor's encouragement he becomes a kid hero, and performs ''multiple'' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments Of Awesome]].
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** The Joker of all people tried going straight in the SilverAge story ''Joker's Millions'', not out of a desire to do good but simply because he'd been led to believe he'd inherited enough money to never need to commit crime again. This made more sense for the character back then when he was a villain with a gimmick rather than the elemental force of chaos he has become.

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** The Joker of all people tried going straight in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} story ''Joker's Millions'', not out of a desire to do good but simply because he'd been led to believe he'd inherited enough money to never need to commit crime again. This made more sense for the character back then when he was a villain with a gimmick rather than the elemental force of chaos he has become.
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