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19th Aug '16 3:57:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': After years of trying to get away from the Killing Game and living in peace, Harry finds himself drawn back when he runs out of funds, plus the simple fact that he enjoys these duels to the death and is [[BecauseImGoodAtIt damn good at it]].
7th Jul '16 7:22:48 AM Quanyails
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* A particularly sadistic exemple in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', where Dr Hugo Strange eventually succeeds in curing the Ventriloquist from his insanity. The guy immediatly tries to go back to a normal life... but Stange, [[PsychoPsychologist being who he is]], immediatly worked to ruin his life and turn him insane again for the sole sake of seeing how it'll turn out. By the end of the episode, he is back to being a criminal.

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* A particularly sadistic exemple in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', where Dr Hugo Strange eventually succeeds in curing the Ventriloquist from his insanity. The guy immediatly immediately tries to go back to a normal life... but Stange, Strange, [[PsychoPsychologist being who he is]], immediatly worked immediately works to ruin his life and turn him insane again for the sole sake of seeing how it'll turn out. By the end of the episode, he is back to being a criminal.
7th Jul '16 6:51:39 AM Quanyails
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* ''Anime/{{POKEMON}}'' has Team Rocket, the trio are mostly PunchClockVillain's, and there are many times that they are able to start their own legitimate business. But they are still compelled to do their old job of stealing Pokemon, or something related to Pokemon, no matter how [[EvilIsPetty puny or mundane]] it maybe.

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* ''Anime/{{POKEMON}}'' has Team Rocket, the Rocket. The trio are mostly PunchClockVillain's, {{Punch Clock Villain}}s, and there are many times that they are able to start their own legitimate business. But they are still compelled to do their old job of stealing Pokemon, or something related to Pokemon, no matter how [[EvilIsPetty puny or mundane]] it maybe.
29th Jun '16 6:32:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Crown Prince of this is Franchise/{{Batman}}'s The Riddler, who has reformed countless times, only to fall back into crime due to obsessing over beating the Bat. However, this trope still applies to a large portion of Batman's rogues gallery, most prominently, Two-Face (who is probably a [[IncrediblyLamePun close second]] to the Riddler), The Ventriloquist, Mr. Freeze, and Harley Quinn. The second version, of a character whose power makes them evil and slowly returns them to villainy, is present in Man Bat and certain incarnations of Clayface.

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The Crown Prince of this is Franchise/{{Batman}}'s The Riddler, who has reformed countless times, only to fall back into crime due to obsessing over beating the Bat. However, this trope still applies to a large portion of Batman's rogues gallery, most prominently, Two-Face (who is probably a [[IncrediblyLamePun close second]] to the Riddler), The Ventriloquist, Mr. Freeze, and Harley Quinn. The second version, of a character whose power makes them evil and slowly returns them to villainy, is present in Man Bat and certain incarnations of Clayface.



** 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. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'', his wife is revived and cured of her illness. What happens? It turns out his body is rapidly decaying, and soon, all that's left of him is his head.

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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.
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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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In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero'', his wife is revived and cured of her illness. What happens? It turns out his body is rapidly decaying, and soon, all that's left of him is his head.


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** But then, even the Penguin, often regarded as the OnlySaneMan among his enemies, had this once. In a two-part story (released as {{homage}} to the late Burgess Meredith) Copplepot got restless and bored in his current role as TheDon, and despite having vowed to stop getting involved personally, undertook a series of crimes just to prove he was superior to Batman. He failed, but convinced Batman to let him go (as he'd likely be let OffOnATechnicality if arrested), and decided to go "back to my lounge booth - where I should have ''stayed''."
14th Apr '16 6:14:29 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Christianity (especially Orthodox one) states that this is the main problem of people's sufferings, as after the Fall of Men, people ''cannot help but sin''. Understanding this and seeing this, combining through overcoming with the God's help your sins is the solution.

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* Christianity (especially Orthodox one) (particularly Orthodox) states that this is the main problem cause of people's sufferings, as after suffering. As a consequence of the Fall of Men, Man, people ''cannot help but sin''. Understanding sin'', unless they recognize this fault, repent, and seeing this, combining through overcoming overcome it with the God's help your sins is the solution.help.
8th Apr '16 1:37:31 PM nighttrainfm
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** The Cluemaster, a minor Batman villain compelled to leave clues at the scenes of his crimes, was one of Arkham's few success stories. Unfortunately, he was cured of the compulsion to leave clues behind, not of a desire to steal things. His main claim to fame is being the father of Stephanie Brown, aka Spoiler / Robin / Batgirl / [[ContinuityReboot Spoiler.]]

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** The Cluemaster, a minor Batman villain compelled to leave clues at the scenes of his crimes, was one of Arkham's few success stories. Unfortunately, he was cured of the compulsion to leave clues behind, not of a desire to steal things. His main claim to fame is being the father of Stephanie Brown, aka Spoiler / Robin / Batgirl [[ComicBook/Batgirl2009 Batgirl]] / [[ContinuityReboot Spoiler.]]
1st Apr '16 10:26:26 AM ObsidianFire
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** In an even straighter example of the trope, the only reason he ran away was because he was afraid that he was not good at being good, and [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Failure Was The Only Option]]. Maybe Spicer's a bit more GenreSavvy than we'd guess.

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** In an even straighter example of the trope, the only reason he ran away was because he was afraid that he was not good at being good, and [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Failure Was The Only Option]]. Maybe Spicer's a bit more GenreSavvy smarter than we'd guess.
21st Feb '16 4:37:46 AM ading
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* ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' realizes several times, most prominently after the feast, the wrongness of what he's done and that he still has a chance to turn back. [[IgnoredEpiphany He doesn't.]]
* Similarly, ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus'' ''almost'' repents frequently throughout the play, but keeps convincing himself that he's too far gone, even when ''an angel'' tells him otherwise. Even as he's about to be sent to Hell for eternity, Faustus [[TooDumbToLive makes a speech begging to be given more time to live so he can repent, even though he could easily just repent then and there and save himself.]]
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24th Jan '16 11:15:20 AM Anata
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