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23rd May '16 7:49:20 PM Anddrix
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* In some incarnations, becoming the mask may be what led Dr. Harleen Quinzel to become Harley Quinn. In her origin story, ''Mad Love'', the possibility was brought up that she interned at Arkham Asylum to cash in on the infamy of its highly abnormal inmate body. Ultimately, she really does end up giving a damn about [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker a certain patient.]]

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* In some incarnations, becoming the mask may be what led Dr. Harleen Quinzel to become Harley Quinn. In her origin story, ''Mad Love'', the possibility was brought up that she interned at Arkham Asylum to cash in on the infamy of its highly abnormal inmate body. Ultimately, she really does end up giving a damn about [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker a certain patient.]]



** Creator/HeathLedger may have done this before his death, production staff mention that the long hours tapped into the mind of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker one of the most chaotically insane people in media]] made him a different person, and it's believed (but unlikely, it was far more likely that it was an accident due to job stress) drove him to madness and suicide.

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** Creator/HeathLedger may have done this before his death, production staff mention that the long hours tapped into the mind of [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker one of the most chaotically insane people in media]] made him a different person, and it's believed (but unlikely, it was far more likely that it was an accident due to job stress) drove him to madness and suicide.
22nd May '16 1:16:15 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Wannabe Heroine Taylor, the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' starts off joining the Undersiders due to a combination of [[ObviouslyEvil looking evil]] and the [[UngratefulBastard heroes]] [[TheInfiltration needing]] [[MysteriousBacker information]] on them. Over time her disillusionment with the heroes and the friendship she finds among her [[TrueCompanions team]] complicates things, and she decides to stay with them. Interesting in that it's a hero to villain example, although most of the superheroes and supervillains have GreyandGreyMorality.

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* Wannabe Heroine Taylor, the protagonist of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' starts off joining the Undersiders due to a combination of [[ObviouslyEvil looking evil]] and the [[UngratefulBastard heroes]] [[TheInfiltration needing]] [[MysteriousBacker information]] on them. Over time her disillusionment with the heroes and the friendship she finds among her [[TrueCompanions team]] complicates things, and she decides to stay with them. Interesting in that it's a hero to villain example, although most of the superheroes and supervillains have GreyandGreyMorality.GreyAndGreyMorality.
19th May '16 1:42:24 PM Willbyr
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* Zero from ''TenchiMuyo''. She ended up fusing with the person she was emulating.

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* Zero from ''TenchiMuyo''.''Anime/TenchiMuyo''. She ended up fusing with the person she was emulating.
14th May '16 8:36:09 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* Many UsefulNotes/RollerDerby skaters have noted that the athletic skills and assertiveness developed to play a full-contact sport on roller skates tend to bleed over into their lives off the track as well.
10th May '16 9:19:55 PM Argon2
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6816583 Pulse]]'', Pearl only accepted Amethyst as a teammate because Rose ordered her to. Over the millennia, Pearl's barely-hidden distrust of/apathy for Amethyst grew into real friendliness.
-->''"No, Amethyst," Pearl said quietly. "You're wonderful. We all thought you were."\\
"No, you didn't!" shouted Amethyst. "I bet you would've killed me if Rose wasn't there."\\
"I probably would have," said Pearl, "and it would've been a horrible mistake."''



* The danger of the unicorn's human guise in ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn''. Amalthea, the eponymous unicorn, slowly forgets who she was, as she becomes more and more human. It takes the three others protagonists (''including'' the human she fell in love with) to put her back on her quest.

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* The danger of the unicorn's human guise in ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn''. Amalthea, the eponymous unicorn, slowly forgets who she was, as she becomes more and more human. It takes the three others other protagonists (''including'' the human she fell in love with) to put her back on her quest.
10th May '16 5:11:18 AM erforce
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* Explored in the ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Film/{{Terminator}}'' crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6338566/1/Drift Drift]]'', where [[RobotGirl Cameron]] has spent a couple hundred years carefully developing an entire personality construct based on her "Allison" memories, effectively becoming an otherwise indistinguishable human. It turns out that Cameron has apparently been using the Allison persona for so long that elements of her have influenced other parts of her "brain," like her combat programs - which she finds quite troubling, because she is apparently unable to actually do physical maintenance on her processors.

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* Explored in the ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Film/{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6338566/1/Drift Drift]]'', where [[RobotGirl Cameron]] has spent a couple hundred years carefully developing an entire personality construct based on her "Allison" memories, effectively becoming an otherwise indistinguishable human. It turns out that Cameron has apparently been using the Allison persona for so long that elements of her have influenced other parts of her "brain," like her combat programs - which she finds quite troubling, because she is apparently unable to actually do physical maintenance on her processors.



** Creator/ChristianBale did interviews for the Batman movies in the same accent that he uses in the movies to avoid those who don't know his other works. Pretty jarring during the MTV Movie Awards when he spoke to BrandonRouth using his natural accent.
*** Similarly, Bale spoke with an American accent during his infamous rant on the set of Film/TerminatorSalvation.

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** Creator/ChristianBale did interviews for the Batman movies in the same accent that he uses in the movies to avoid those who don't know his other works. Pretty jarring during the MTV Movie Awards when he spoke to BrandonRouth Creator/BrandonRouth using his natural accent.
*** Similarly, Bale spoke with an American accent during his infamous rant on the set of Film/TerminatorSalvation.''Film/TerminatorSalvation''.
8th May '16 11:56:54 PM Vios
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* In one ending of ''VisualNovel/ReflectionsOnTheRiver'', Huineng, who has been impersonating [[spoiler:the ill Princess Yanyu on behalf of her parents]], is asked to assume the role permanently after the real person dies. Huineng is hesitant she has fallen out with the king and queen, whose priorities and hesitation is to blame for the aforementioned death. However, it's for the good of the kingdom, so she accepts.
4th May '16 8:33:16 PM nombretomado
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* {{David Bowie}} apparently became very engrossed into some of his stage personas, to the point where they affected his offstage personality. He became so immersed in the character of Ziggy Stardust that according to people around him he started to think he ''was'' the character. This also applies to when he performed as the Thin White Duke.

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* {{David Bowie}} Music/DavidBowie apparently became very engrossed into some of his stage personas, to the point where they affected his offstage personality. He became so immersed in the character of Ziggy Stardust that according to people around him he started to think he ''was'' the character. This also applies to when he performed as the Thin White Duke.
4th May '16 7:17:44 PM aye_amber
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* There is a [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins]] book where the twins invent a triplet named Jennifer and have Jennifer become friends with mean girl Brooke in order to lure her into humiliation. However, the longer Elizabeth stays in the "Jennifer" role, the more she starts to sympathize with Brooke and genuinely wants to be Brooke's friend.

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* There is a [[SweetValleyHigh [[Literature/SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Twins]] book where the twins invent a triplet named Jennifer and have Jennifer become friends with mean girl Brooke in order to lure her into humiliation. However, the longer Elizabeth stays in the "Jennifer" role, the more she starts to sympathize with Brooke and genuinely wants to be Brooke's friend.
3rd May '16 2:47:35 PM N8han11
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' has this, but it's a subversion. [[spoiler:He begins to like Roxanne while dating her as Bernard so much that he doesn't want to be a villain anymore]]. However, [[spoiler:after Roxanne dumps him after finding out his identity]], it's back to being a villain for him.
** But when [[spoiler:Roxanne tells him she needs him, while Titan has her tied up on top of a skyscraper, he flips to "hero" mode again and stays that way]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' has this, but it's a subversion.this. [[spoiler:He begins to like Roxanne while dating her as Bernard so much that he doesn't want to be a villain anymore]]. However, [[spoiler:after Roxanne dumps him after finding out his identity]], it's back to being a villain for him.
** But
him. However, when [[spoiler:Roxanne tells him she needs him, while Titan has her tied up on top of a skyscraper, he flips to "hero" mode again and stays that way]].
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