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17th Jun '17 5:57:04 PM ectostar
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It is, of course, often closely related to ShadowArchetype and TheCorrupter (she or he delights in this, mostly when it is a case of CorruptTheCutie). It rarely prompts "WhatHaveIBecome" or "I Have Seen the Light", the change often being too brutal to be noticed before it is completed. Expect some surprising OutOfCharacterAlert. Also, this is sometimes tightly linked with MoralityDial and MirrorMoralityMachine for examples where a heel/face and face/heel transformation (along with this trope) are [[FaceMonsterTurn exerted by artificial means]] by a third party.

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It is, of course, often closely related to ShadowArchetype and TheCorrupter (she or he delights (they delight in this, mostly when it is a case of CorruptTheCutie). It rarely prompts "WhatHaveIBecome" or "I Have Seen the Light", the change often being too brutal to be noticed before it is completed. Expect some surprising OutOfCharacterAlert. Also, this is sometimes tightly linked with MoralityDial and MirrorMoralityMachine for examples where a heel/face and face/heel transformation (along with this trope) are [[FaceMonsterTurn exerted by artificial means]] by a third party.
17th Jun '17 2:44:47 AM Az_Tech341
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* As a DeconReconSwitch of the Dark and Silver ages of comic books, ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' features a lot of this. Most blatantly, while an aging Bruce Wayne claims to have made Gotham a sanctuary of peace thanks to BigBrotherIsWatchingYou tactics, Superman admonishes him for, "Turning all of Gotham into a supersticious, cowardly lot." For a more positive example, textbook NinetiesAntiHero and CaptainErsatz of Cable, Magog, comes to abhore violence and is stated to become a pacifist in the novelization due to the story's WarIsHell themes.

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* As a DeconReconSwitch of the Dark and Silver ages of comic books, ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' features a lot of this. Most blatantly, while an aging Bruce Wayne claims to have made Gotham a sanctuary of peace thanks to BigBrotherIsWatchingYou tactics, Superman admonishes him for, "Turning all of Gotham into a supersticious, cowardly lot." For a more positive example, textbook NinetiesAntiHero and CaptainErsatz of Cable, Magog, comes to abhore violence and is stated to become a pacifist in the novelization due to the story's WarIsHell themes.themes of the story.
17th Jun '17 12:25:02 AM MJTR
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* As a DeconReconSwitch of the Dark and Silver ages of comic books, ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' features a lot of this. Most blatantly, while an aging Bruce Wayne claims to have made Gotham a sanctuary of peace thanks to BigBrotherIsWatchingYou tactics, Superman admonishes him for, "Turning all of Gotham into a supersticious, cowardly lot." For a more positive example, textbook NinetiesAntiHero and CaptainErsatz of Cable, Magog, comes to abhore violence and is stated to become a pacifist in the novelization due to the story's WarIsHell themes.
11th Jun '17 6:02:45 PM jtierney50
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* The title character of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' goes from an idealistic, eager revolutionary soldier and scholar to a bitter, calculating politician who learns to play the game and, if necessary, throw others under the bus to get what he wants. This eventually comes to a head when Jefferson accuses Hamilton of betraying Lafayette after the latter argues against helping France in their revolution; however, Hamilton does not have his HeelRealization until [[spoiler:his son Phillip is killed in a duel defending Hamilton's honor]].
10th Jun '17 2:11:11 AM Az_Tech341
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Another group of people tend to reject everything that seemed to define their identity for the viewer, their appearance, their values, their main quirk, and their general attitude towards TheHero, SaveTheWorld, and GoodVersusEvil. Then, they manage to become a negative picture of themselves, the complete antithesis of what they formerly were known for. This is this trope.

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Another group of people tend to reject everything that seemed to define their identity for the viewer, their appearance, their values, their main quirk, and their general attitude towards TheHero, SaveTheWorld, and GoodVersusEvil. Then, they manage to become a negative picture of themselves, the complete antithesis of for what they formerly were known for.known. This is this trope.



It is, of course, often closely related to ShadowArchetype and TheCorrupter (she or he delights in this, mostly when it is a case of CorruptTheCutie). It rarely prompts "WhatHaveIBecome" or "I Have Seen the Light", the change often being too brutal to be noticed before it is completed. Expect some surprising OutOfCharacterAlert. Also, this is sometimes tightly linked with MoralityDial and MirrorMoralityMachine for examples where an heel/face and face/heel transformation (along with this trope) are [[FaceMonsterTurn exerted by artificial means]] by a third party.

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It is, of course, often closely related to ShadowArchetype and TheCorrupter (she or he delights in this, mostly when it is a case of CorruptTheCutie). It rarely prompts "WhatHaveIBecome" or "I Have Seen the Light", the change often being too brutal to be noticed before it is completed. Expect some surprising OutOfCharacterAlert. Also, this is sometimes tightly linked with MoralityDial and MirrorMoralityMachine for examples where an a heel/face and face/heel transformation (along with this trope) are [[FaceMonsterTurn exerted by artificial means]] by a third party.
2nd Jun '17 11:53:19 AM Sapphirea2
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* The Doctor of ''Series/DoctorWho'' temporarily becomes this in the final stretch of Series 9. Between the events of "Face the Raven" and "Heaven Sent", he is betrayed by [[spoiler: both Ashildr and his own people]], TrappedInAnotherWorld, and subjected to ColdBloodedTorture -- suffering that he goes through completely alone because his beloved companion and LivingEmotionalCrutch Clara Oswald is [[spoiler: Killed Off for Real in a Senseless Sacrifice]] and he has no access to his TARDIS. DrivenToMadness, the result is that in the finale "Hell Bent" a man who is usually desperate to avoid embodying BewareTheSuperman becomes TheUnfettered, willing to harm others and risk the destruction of time itself for nothing more than the chance to [[spoiler: bring Clara back from the grave and give her a nice SAFE life]] -- exactly what Clara demanded him not to do, but then she had no idea he'd be tormented to the point his grief and rage would be too much to overcome and too big an obstacle for WhatTheHellHero speeches to undo. But he eventually has a HeelRealization, and with the help of [[spoiler: Mind Rape]] regains his sanity and moral compass, leaving him sadder and wiseer, a selfless healer once more.

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* The Twelfth Doctor of ''Series/DoctorWho'' temporarily becomes this in two storylines.
** In
the final stretch of Series 9. Between 9, between the events of "Face the Raven" and "Heaven Sent", he is betrayed by [[spoiler: both Ashildr and his own people]], TrappedInAnotherWorld, and subjected to ColdBloodedTorture -- suffering that he goes through completely alone because his beloved companion and LivingEmotionalCrutch Clara Oswald is [[spoiler: Killed Off for Real in a Senseless Sacrifice]] and he has no access to his TARDIS. DrivenToMadness, the result is that in the finale "Hell Bent" a man who is usually desperate to avoid embodying BewareTheSuperman becomes TheUnfettered, willing to harm others and risk the destruction of time itself for nothing more than the chance to [[spoiler: bring Clara back from the grave and give her a nice SAFE life]] -- exactly what Clara demanded him not to do, but then she had no idea he'd be tormented to the point his grief and rage would be too much to overcome and too big an obstacle for WhatTheHellHero speeches to undo. But he eventually has a HeelRealization, and with the help of [[spoiler: Mind Rape]] regains his sanity and moral compass, leaving him sadder and wiseer, a selfless healer once more.more.
** In the Monks Trilogy three-parter of Series 10, a season in which the value he places on ''each and every'' sentient life is a major theme, he fights tooth and nail to stop the {{Reality Warper}} Monks from enslaving humanity in "The Pyramid at the End of the World", but YouCantThwartStageOne and the planet falls when [[spoiler: his companion Bill allows them to conquer so he can get his eyesight back and escape a lab rigged to explode]]. Six months later in "The Lie of the Land", he has become the Monks' PropagandaMachine, helping keep humanity {{Brainwashed}} and under a deadly PoliceState...and his companions are desperate to find out what made him change.
17th May '17 4:00:58 AM mkmlp
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'': After pulling the zombie prank on Rainbow Dash to get back at her/teach her lesson for her earlier actions and the even bigger crime of ''[[OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness acting out of character]]'', she calls them out on their hypocrisy, pointing out that not only have they sunk to her lever, but were ''acting out of character themselves!'' Cue horrifying realization.
13th May '17 5:37:07 PM nombretomado
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** Arcturus Mengsk from ''Franchise/{{StarCraft}}'', who provides this page's quote, went from a Rebel leader to TheEmperor and eventually one of the {{Big Bad}}s. Although if you read between the lines, that's what he had in mind from the start.
** His lieutnant Sarah Kerrigan manages to do it ''twice''. She starts out as a good and idealistic character, only to get infested by Zerg and be turned into an [[TheSociopath Sociopathic]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] MagnificentBitch who quickly becomes the most evil villain of the franchise. Then ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' gets her partially turned back to normal, and she becomes a heroic DarkMessiah NobleDemon, in contrast with Arcturus' VillainWithGoodPublicity.

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** Arcturus Mengsk from ''Franchise/{{StarCraft}}'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', who provides this page's quote, went from a Rebel leader to TheEmperor and eventually one of the {{Big Bad}}s. Although if you read between the lines, that's what he had in mind from the start.
** His lieutnant Sarah Kerrigan manages to do it ''twice''. She starts out as a good and idealistic character, only to get infested by Zerg and be turned into an [[TheSociopath Sociopathic]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] MagnificentBitch who quickly becomes the most evil villain of the franchise. Then ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' gets her partially turned back to normal, and she becomes a heroic DarkMessiah NobleDemon, in contrast with Arcturus' VillainWithGoodPublicity.
16th Apr '17 11:05:17 AM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Taiga goes from gentle doctor to self-centered JerkAss through run of the series' prequel, Kamen Rider Snipe: Episode Zero.
13th Apr '17 4:57:39 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* Shaundi from ''SaintsRow'' starts off as a fun-loving, hedonistic hippyesque girl, if still a gangster. A game later she has turned into the most serious, angriest and most bloodthirsty member of the Saints. It's mentioned that this happened because the Saints became famous and due to her new job as the star of her own tv show, Shaundi didn't have time to get stoned anymore.
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