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13th May '16 11:30:38 PM Doug86
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* In one of the Bean sequels to ''EndersGame'', the current presidents of India and Pakistan (two nations who have been hostile to each other for a ''very'' long time) are encouraged by the resident ManipulativeBastard to form a non-aggression pact so that they can conquer other neighbors than each other. Then it turns out that they have been betrayed by said ManipulativeBastard (duh)... And, as a bit of {{Epistolary}}, the prime minister of India publishes an open letter to the ruler of Pakistan, inviting Indian from both nations to unite against the barbarian invaders.
* When Jaime [[spoiler: returns to Harrenhal to rescue Brienne]] in "ASongOfIceAndFire". It wasn't the first time that he'd tried to protect her, but before that point, protecting Brienne had always meant protecting himself, too, since she was a good fighter with a vested interest in keeping him alive and really the only person in hundreds of miles who was actually on his side. Once he left Harrenhal, though, he had a whole escort of soldiers and was on his way home -- going back to help her got him nothing, and in fact nearly got him killed. That scene would have been a pivotal moment in his HeelFaceTurn if this weren't the kind of series that made the idea of a Heel and the idea of a Face very complicated.

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* In one of the Bean sequels to ''EndersGame'', ''Literature/EndersGame'', the current presidents of India and Pakistan (two nations who have been hostile to each other for a ''very'' long time) are encouraged by the resident ManipulativeBastard to form a non-aggression pact so that they can conquer other neighbors than each other. Then it turns out that they have been betrayed by said ManipulativeBastard (duh)... And, as a bit of {{Epistolary}}, the prime minister of India publishes an open letter to the ruler of Pakistan, inviting Indian from both nations to unite against the barbarian invaders.
* When Jaime [[spoiler: returns to Harrenhal to rescue Brienne]] in "ASongOfIceAndFire".''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. It wasn't the first time that he'd tried to protect her, but before that point, protecting Brienne had always meant protecting himself, too, since she was a good fighter with a vested interest in keeping him alive and really the only person in hundreds of miles who was actually on his side. Once he left Harrenhal, though, he had a whole escort of soldiers and was on his way home -- going back to help her got him nothing, and in fact nearly got him killed. That scene would have been a pivotal moment in his HeelFaceTurn if this weren't the kind of series that made the idea of a Heel and the idea of a Face very complicated.
23rd Mar '16 8:09:06 AM ObsidianFire
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* The [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness World Security Council]] from the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. After spending ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and most of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' being obstructive, unfriendly and just plain ambiguous, they show their true colors when [[spoiler:Alexander Pierce is revealed to be with HYDRA.]] They immediately denounce him and attempt to help Fury and Romanov take him down. [[spoiler:Not that it helps them much, as Pierce was [[GenreSavvy ready for just such a thing.]]]]

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* The [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness World Security Council]] from the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. After spending ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and most of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' being obstructive, unfriendly and just plain ambiguous, they show their true colors when [[spoiler:Alexander Pierce is revealed to be with HYDRA.]] They immediately denounce him and attempt to help Fury and Romanov take him down. [[spoiler:Not that it helps them much, as Pierce was [[GenreSavvy ready for just such a thing.]]]]
14th Mar '16 1:41:56 PM Prfnoff
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* ''{{Sekirei}}'' provides an in-universe example with [[NobleTopEnforcer Mutsu]] and how he ended up at the right-hand man for [[SpoiledBrat Mikogami]] of the South. His former comrades state he was always [[AloofAlly difficult]] to know, and are surprised at his decision to have settled down with a master. The trope is even invoked in discussions of how the two met, with Mutsu stating he "lost to that [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] [[LonelyRichKid dog]] expression", while Mikogami complains that he felt like a "stray being picked up on a rainy day".

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* ''{{Sekirei}}'' ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' provides an in-universe example with [[NobleTopEnforcer Mutsu]] and how he ended up at the right-hand man for [[SpoiledBrat Mikogami]] of the South. His former comrades state he was always [[AloofAlly difficult]] to know, and are surprised at his decision to have settled down with a master. The trope is even invoked in discussions of how the two met, with Mutsu stating he "lost to that [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned]] [[LonelyRichKid dog]] expression", while Mikogami complains that he felt like a "stray being picked up on a rainy day".
14th Dec '15 9:16:38 PM Berrenta
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** "Intervention". Pretty much ''the'' definitive moment in Spike's change from evil to good (which is different to his HeelFaceTurn, strangely enough). To elaborate: [[TokenEvilTeammate Spike]] is [[StalkerWithACrush in love with Buffy]] and has a [[OddFriendship soft spot]] for Buffy's [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling little sister, Dawn]]. Then the BigBad abducts Spike for information about the location of a [[MacGuffinGirl a magical living Key]]--who Spike knows is actually [[BarrierMaiden Dawn]]. Despite [[ColdBloodedTorture brutal torture]], Spike [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome refuses to give Dawn up]] and is [[BigDamnHeroes rescued]]. Later Spike's adoring [[SexBot Buffybot]] offers to reveal the Key's identity and so protect Spike from future harm, but [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Spike forbids the Buffybot to do so]]: if Buffy lost Dawn, it would destroy her, and Spike "couldn't live with her being in that much pain." After this point Spike still commits morally questionable to [[WhatTheHellHero downright horrible]] acts, but he never pulls a full FaceHeelTurn again. And this was ''before'' he [[spoiler:got a soul]].

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** "Intervention". Pretty much ''the'' definitive moment in Spike's change from evil to good (which is different to his HeelFaceTurn, strangely enough). To elaborate: [[TokenEvilTeammate Spike]] is [[StalkerWithACrush in love with Buffy]] and has a [[OddFriendship soft spot]] for Buffy's [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling little sister, Dawn]]. Then the BigBad abducts Spike for information about the location of a [[MacGuffinGirl [[MacGuffinSuperPerson a magical living Key]]--who Spike knows is actually [[BarrierMaiden Dawn]]. Despite [[ColdBloodedTorture brutal torture]], Spike [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome refuses to give Dawn up]] and is [[BigDamnHeroes rescued]]. Later Spike's adoring [[SexBot Buffybot]] offers to reveal the Key's identity and so protect Spike from future harm, but [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Spike forbids the Buffybot to do so]]: if Buffy lost Dawn, it would destroy her, and Spike "couldn't live with her being in that much pain." After this point Spike still commits morally questionable to [[WhatTheHellHero downright horrible]] acts, but he never pulls a full FaceHeelTurn again. And this was ''before'' he [[spoiler:got a soul]].
5th Nov '15 5:32:06 PM MarkLungo
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* Andrew Jackson once adopted a young Creek Indian orphan. He was an orphan because Jackson had just led an army that massacred ''his entire village''.

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* Andrew Jackson UsefulNotes/AndrewJackson once adopted a young Creek Indian orphan. He was an orphan because Jackson had just led an army that massacred ''his entire village''.
5th Nov '15 5:25:26 PM Drancron
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* Almost literal in the ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] and [[WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower She-Ra]] [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Special]]'', when Skeletor refuses to relinquish the skullface-licking cute robot dog Relay.
18th Sep '15 10:20:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ElfQuest'', Rayek allows Cutter to beat the crap out of him, after he had forced Cutter to spend several thousands of years without his family. It effectively ''finally'' solves a conflict that had existed since issue 2.

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* In ''ElfQuest'', ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', Rayek allows Cutter to beat the crap out of him, after he had forced Cutter to spend several thousands of years without his family. It effectively ''finally'' solves a conflict that had existed since issue 2.
27th Apr '15 1:28:29 PM StFan
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* The [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness World Security Council]] from the MarvelCinematicUniverse. After spending ''Film/TheAvengers'' and most of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' being obstructive, unfriendly and just plain ambiguous, they show their true colors when [[spoiler: Alexander Pierce is revealed to be with HYDRA.]] They immediately denounce him and attempt to help Fury and Romanov take him down. [[spoiler:Not that it helps them much, as Pierce was [[GenreSavvy ready for just such a thing.]]]]

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* The [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness World Security Council]] from the MarvelCinematicUniverse. Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. After spending ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and most of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' being obstructive, unfriendly and just plain ambiguous, they show their true colors when [[spoiler: Alexander [[spoiler:Alexander Pierce is revealed to be with HYDRA.]] They immediately denounce him and attempt to help Fury and Romanov take him down. [[spoiler:Not that it helps them much, as Pierce was [[GenreSavvy ready for just such a thing.]]]]
22nd Feb '15 10:22:09 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' Ward shows that he's different from his father by adopting his father's horse. The horse is partly responsible for the accident that killed his father, and his uncle insists it should be put to death, but Ward keeps the fierce stallion, renames him "Pansy", and tames him a bit by being friendly to him.
16th Feb '15 6:09:04 PM Elenna123
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* Played with in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick,'' with [[SociopathicHero Belkar.]] He has performed unquestionably good acts during the comic, such as preventing an assassination attempt, refusing to join the BigBad when it could have been beneficial to him, and even literally adopting a [[MoralityPet cat whose owner was killed.]] Every time this happens, the rest of the Order is pleasantly surprised. However, he always has a selfish reason for doing so: the would-be assassination target could have reduced his jail sentence, he just wanted to kill [[BigBad Xykon's]] recruiter, and he wanted to kill said recruiter ''with'' the cat. He did eventually form a bond with the cat, but it's hardly a MoralityPet for him. [[WordOfGod Reportedly,]] he's still ChaoticEvil.

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* Played with in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick,'' with [[SociopathicHero [[HeroicComedicSociopath Belkar.]] He has performed unquestionably good acts during the comic, such as preventing an assassination attempt, refusing to join the BigBad when it could have been beneficial to him, and even literally adopting a [[MoralityPet cat whose owner was killed.]] Every time this happens, the rest of the Order is pleasantly surprised. However, he always has a selfish reason for doing so: the would-be assassination target could have reduced his jail sentence, he just wanted to kill [[BigBad Xykon's]] recruiter, and he wanted to kill said recruiter ''with'' the cat. He did eventually form a bond with the cat, but it's hardly a MoralityPet for him. [[WordOfGod Reportedly,]] he's still ChaoticEvil.ChaoticEvil.
** Discussed in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0781.html this strip:]]
--> '''Elan:''' I can't tell if the cat is a good influence on Belkar, or Belkar is a bad influence on the cat.
--> '''Haley:''' Both, I think, but it probably still averages out somewhere south of Neutral.
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