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22nd Apr '17 12:11:14 AM maximsk
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Former chemistry teacher and ruthless meth kingpin Walter White always go back to his meth business, regardless to how much danger he puts himself and his family in. [[spoiler:In the last season, he eventually decides to leave the drug business and try and regain some semblance of normalcy in his life. Naturally, his crimes are discovered by his brother-in-law in the DEA less than 24 hours later, forcing him to go back to being Heisenberg again.]]

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Former chemistry teacher and ruthless meth kingpin Walter White always go goes back to his meth business, regardless to how much danger he puts himself and his family in. [[spoiler:In the last season, he eventually decides to leave the drug business and try and regain some semblance of normalcy in his life. Naturally, his crimes are discovered by his brother-in-law in the DEA less than 24 hours later, forcing him to go back to being Heisenberg again.]]
22nd Apr '17 12:10:14 AM maximsk
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* Harmony Kendall from ''Series/{{Angel}}''. During her appearances on the show, her Chronic Villainy seemed to alternate between tragedy and AssPull. Either way, it seemed like she genuinely wanted to do the right thing, even though it was against her vampiric nature. She even once said, ''"It's not like have a soul! I have to try a lot harder!"''

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* Harmony Kendall from ''Series/{{Angel}}''. During her appearances on the show, her Chronic Villainy seemed to alternate between tragedy and AssPull. Either way, it seemed like she genuinely wanted to do the right thing, even though it was against her vampiric nature. She even once said, ''"It's not like I have a soul! I have to try a lot harder!"''
14th Mar '17 10:50:40 PM Karxrida
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For villains who only pretend to reform and settle down, see CivilianVillain.

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For villains who only pretend to reform and settle down, see CivilianVillain.
FalselyReformedVillain.
30th Dec '16 11:25:34 AM nombretomado
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** And in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Mr. Freeze winds up as a particularly tragic example after spending most of the episode ReformedButRejected. (What's particularly tragic about that episode is that he gets a human body, and for no explicable reason, gets his ice powers back. However, Mr. Freeze has a history of tragedy in the {{DCAU}}, and while his {{backstory}} gave him depth, his later appearances in the ''The New Batman Adventures'' made him a bit of a ButtMonkey.)

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** And in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Mr. Freeze winds up as a particularly tragic example after spending most of the episode ReformedButRejected. (What's particularly tragic about that episode is that he gets a human body, and for no explicable reason, gets his ice powers back. However, Mr. Freeze has a history of tragedy in the {{DCAU}}, Franchise/{{DCAU}}, and while his {{backstory}} gave him depth, his later appearances in the ''The New Batman Adventures'' made him a bit of a ButtMonkey.)
21st Nov '16 8:32:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* As mentioned under ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, this is a recurring problem for reforming mad scientists in ''AMiracleOfScience''; the medication makes their heads fuzzy so they can't think clearly, and they tend to abandon it and relapse. In the words of one, "When you're a [[MadScientist recovering mad scientist]], you're always afraid you'll lose control and wake up some morning with a half-built [[TimeTravel time machine]] and [[ThePlan a plan to go back in time]] and [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct pants Hitler]]..."

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* As mentioned under ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder, this is a recurring problem for reforming mad scientists in ''AMiracleOfScience''; ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience''; the medication makes their heads fuzzy so they can't think clearly, and they tend to abandon it and relapse. In the words of one, "When you're a [[MadScientist recovering mad scientist]], you're always afraid you'll lose control and wake up some morning with a half-built [[TimeTravel time machine]] and [[ThePlan a plan to go back in time]] and [[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct pants Hitler]]..."
15th Nov '16 1:19:16 PM KeithM
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** The live-action ''{{Gotham}}'' has provided a new explanation on the Riddler's compulsion: while Edward Nygma has a fascination and fixation on puzzles and riddles and complex plans, he's able to turn it off when necessary. His real addiction is that he's an adrenaline junkie and realizes he gets a high off of ''nearly'' getting caught. Given his obvious genius, how better to ensure that people not as smart nearly catch him? Leave clues and hints behind.
6th Oct '16 8:31:37 PM nombretomado
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* There was the guy from ''EverybodyHatesChris'', who he sent to jail. He comes back and asks Chris to help him complete high school. They succeed, but he goes back to robbing because it's more exciting than a real job.

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* There was the guy from ''EverybodyHatesChris'', ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', who he sent to jail. He comes back and asks Chris to help him complete high school. They succeed, but he goes back to robbing because it's more exciting than a real job.
30th Sep '16 2:55:22 AM caffeinedelusions
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is the tragic case when a real person has a relapse into drug abuse and/or an obsession.
* Another possible case is when a real person abuses his or her loved ones, promises never to do it again, and does it again. Most of the time, they really do mean it when they say it, but if they don't get help and learn some other way of dealing with frustration, it just builds up and boils over the exact same way it did before.
* This can seem like the case when dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder. The core of the disorder is a belief in one's own worthlessness or corruption. This leads the sufferer to 'test' the people he or she loves by subjecting them to abusive behavior, and externalizing his or her own faults and flaws because he or she can't stand being 'wrong'. When the tests become trying enough to drive someone away, fear of abandonment kicks in, and the sufferer becomes obsessed with bringing that person back (a book about this disorder summed up the whole cycle in its title 'I hate you, don't leave me'). The sad part is that those with Borderline Personality Disorder are [[DoubleThink completely genuine in both cases]]; they are being honest when they say they hate you, and they are being honest when they say they love you, even if they say those things only minutes apart.
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30th Sep '16 2:21:11 AM caffeinedelusions
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is the tragic case when a real person has a relapse into drug abuse and/or an obsession.
* Another possible case is when a real person abuses his or her loved ones, promises never to do it again, and does it again. Most of the time, they really do mean it when they say it, but if they don't get help and learn some other way of dealing with frustration, it just builds up and boils over the exact same way it did before.
* This can seem like the case when dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder. The core of the disorder is a belief in one's own worthlessness or corruption. This leads the sufferer to 'test' the people he or she loves by subjecting them to abusive behavior, and externalizing his or her own faults and flaws because he or she can't stand being 'wrong'. When the tests become trying enough to drive someone away, fear of abandonment kicks in, and the sufferer becomes obsessed with bringing that person back (a book about this disorder summed up the whole cycle in its title 'I hate you, don't leave me'). The sad part is that those with Borderline Personality Disorder are [[DoubleThink completely genuine in both cases]]; they are being honest when they say they hate you, and they are being honest when they say they love you, even if they say those things only minutes apart.
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30th Sep '16 2:16:55 AM caffeinedelusions
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[[noreallife]]


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[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is the tragic case when a real person has a relapse into drug abuse and/or an obsession.
* Another possible case is when a real person abuses his or her loved ones, promises never to do it again, and does it again. Most of the time, they really do mean it when they say it, but if they don't get help and learn some other way of dealing with frustration, it just builds up and boils over the exact same way it did before.
* This can seem like the case when dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder. The core of the disorder is a belief in one's own worthlessness or corruption. This leads the sufferer to 'test' the people he or she loves by subjecting them to abusive behavior, and externalizing his or her own faults and flaws because he or she can't stand being 'wrong'. When the tests become trying enough to drive someone away, fear of abandonment kicks in, and the sufferer becomes obsessed with bringing that person back (a book about this disorder summed up the whole cycle in its title 'I hate you, don't leave me'). The sad part is that those with Borderline Personality Disorder are [[DoubleThink completely genuine in both cases]]; they are being honest when they say they hate you, and they are being honest when they say they love you, even if they say those things only minutes apart.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is the tragic case when a real person has a relapse into drug abuse and/or an obsession.
* Another possible case is when a real person abuses his or her loved ones, promises never to do it again, and does it again. Most of the time, they really do mean it when they say it, but if they don't get help and learn some other way of dealing with frustration, it just builds up and boils over the exact same way it did before.
* This can seem like the case when dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder. The core of the disorder is a belief in one's own worthlessness or corruption. This leads the sufferer to 'test' the people he or she loves by subjecting them to abusive behavior, and externalizing his or her own faults and flaws because he or she can't stand being 'wrong'. When the tests become trying enough to drive someone away, fear of abandonment kicks in, and the sufferer becomes obsessed with bringing that person back (a book about this disorder summed up the whole cycle in its title 'I hate you, don't leave me'). The sad part is that those with Borderline Personality Disorder are [[DoubleThink completely genuine in both cases]]; they are being honest when they say they hate you, and they are being honest when they say they love you, even if they say those things only minutes apart.
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