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12th Jun '17 8:06:55 PM Andyroid
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* ''Film/TheHangover'' is about a non-supernatural version of this. The protagonists are a group of guys who throw a monster of a bachelor party in Vegas that they can't remember any of the following morning due to how intoxicated they were, forcing them to figure out what happened and come face-to-face with all the outrageous things that they did in order to find the missing bachelor and bring him to his wedding.

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* ''Film/TheHangover'' is about a non-supernatural version of this. The protagonists are a group of guys who throw a monster of a bachelor party in Vegas that [[WhatDidIDoLastNight they can't remember any of the following morning due to how intoxicated they were, were]], forcing them to figure out what happened and come face-to-face with all the outrageous things that they did in order to find the missing bachelor and bring him to his wedding.
12th Jun '17 8:05:33 PM Andyroid
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* One-shot villain Mr. Mime in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is a clown who was turned evil by [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum being covered in bleach.]] The girls eventually manage to change him back to normal... and then beat him up anyway.

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* One-shot villain Mr. Mime in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is a clown who was turned evil by [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum being covered in bleach.]] The girls eventually manage to change him back to normal... and then beat him up and send him to jail anyway.
27th May '17 1:45:59 AM Scabbard
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27th May '17 1:45:25 AM Scabbard
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** In the final chapters where the final battle for King is had, it's mentioned that damage to the land and possibly the people is undone (the one communicating would be the book.) Considering how the battle for Mamodo King is called the God's Trial, this would explain why alot of calamities and such were undone.

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** In the final chapters where the final battle for King is had, it's mentioned that damage to the land and possibly the people is undone (the one communicating would be the book.) book). Considering how the battle for Mamodo King is called the God's Trial, this would explain why alot of calamities and such were undone.
17th Apr '17 3:03:42 PM jormis29
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* The horror-comedy ''Ava's Possessions'' is similar, with its protagonist being a young woman who recently endured a DemonicPossession and now has to answer for all the things that the demon made her do, which cost her her job and her friends and may well get her thrown in jail.

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* The horror-comedy ''Ava's Possessions'' ''Film/AvasPossessions'' is similar, with its protagonist being a young woman who recently endured a DemonicPossession and now has to answer for all the things that the demon made her do, which cost her her job and her friends and may well get her thrown in jail.
12th Apr '17 2:48:03 PM Katie-P
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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Sure, Bucky was under mind-control from HYDRA for all of his villainous career as the Winter Soldier. That hardly means he's off the hook for decades of terrorism and assassinations, forcing him to stay in hiding from the authorities at the start of the movie. Despite his reassurance to Steve that he's no longer doing these kind of things, [[spoiler:it's easy for Zemo to cast blame for bombing the U.N. building on Bucky just by wearing a scarf and a prosthetic mask]]. Only Captain America (and his followers) believe he's innocent, and it's more for emotional than rational reasons. T'Challa doesn't accept the brainwashing argument as an excuse [[spoiler:for the death of his father]], and pursues Bucky as Black Panther to kill him. Neither does Tony Stark when he finally learns [[spoiler:the Winter Soldier is responsible for the murder of his parents. He goes ballistic, and none of Cap's words are enough to calm Iron Man in his attempt to vaporize Bucky]].

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Sure, Bucky was under mind-control from HYDRA for all of his villainous villainous[[note]]Bucky Barnes is a victim, not a villain[[/note]] career as the Winter Soldier. That hardly means he's off the hook for decades of terrorism and assassinations, forcing him to stay in hiding from the authorities at the start of the movie. Despite his reassurance to Steve that he's no longer doing these kind of things, [[spoiler:it's easy for Zemo to cast blame for bombing the U.N. building on Bucky just by wearing a scarf and a prosthetic mask]]. Only Captain America (and his followers) believe he's innocent, and it's more for emotional than rational reasons. T'Challa doesn't accept the brainwashing argument as an excuse [[spoiler:for the death of his father]], and pursues Bucky as Black Panther to kill him. Neither does Tony Stark when he finally learns [[spoiler:the Winter Soldier is responsible for the murder of his parents. He goes ballistic, and none of Cap's words are enough to calm Iron Man in his attempt to vaporize Bucky]].
20th Mar '17 2:49:14 PM AFP
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': When [[spoiler: Michael Garibaldi]] was brainwashed into betraying [[spoiler: Captain Sheridan]] so he could be turned over to the authorities on Earth, he is declared ''persona non grata'' aboard Babylon 5. [[spoiler: He ultimately averts this trope by planning and leading Sheridan's rescue himself, with the help of Franklin, Marcus, and the Mars Resistance.]]
2nd Mar '17 8:47:08 AM DeisTheAlcano
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Cartesian Karma are consequences a character has to faces for actions they technically committed despite not being in full control of their body at the time.

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Cartesian Karma are consequences a character has to faces face for actions they technically committed despite not being in full control of their body at the time.
8th Feb '17 1:51:56 AM Baeraad555
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* This is the defining characteristic for Angel on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and later on [[Series/{{Angel}} his own show.]] As someone who was a [[AlwaysChaoticEvil soulless]] vampire for over a hundred years before having his conscience restored by a curse, he suffers from terrible guilt for the things he remembers doing (which started with [[SelfMadeOrphan killing his entire family]] and escalated from there). Exactly how culpable he is for them is left vague - some characters seem to regard Angel and his evil persona Angelus as two different people, while others see him as a mass murderer who shouldn't be left off the hook just because he's started feeling bad for his crimes - but Angel himself at least accepts enough of the guilt to have dedicated the rest of his immortal existence to [[TheAtoner doing good in repentance.]]
30th Dec '16 1:33:06 AM Arawn999
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* Unfortunately for Franchise/SpiderMan, after he gets his body back following the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' arc, in which Doctor Octopus controlled his body, many of his prior relationships are strained, especially that with his former lover, ComicBook/BlackCat, who has made a FaceHeelTurn and doesn't care that it's Octavius in Peter's body when she was attacked.

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* Unfortunately for Franchise/SpiderMan, after he gets his body back following the ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' arc, in which Doctor Octopus controlled his body, many of his prior relationships are strained, especially that with his former lover, ComicBook/BlackCat, who has made a FaceHeelTurn and doesn't believe or care that it's it was Octavius in Peter's body when she was attacked.
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