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20th May '17 11:47:09 PM gophergiggles
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*** This has become Starlight Glimmer's raison d'etre as of late, and one of the massive contributers to her BaseBreaker status. Numerous episodes center around her impulsively or callously abusing magic over others only to be instantly forgiven or even praised for it, and [[AesopAmnesia never learning her lesson]].
20th May '17 9:47:05 PM LadyNorbert
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-->'''Alucard:''' Sorry about that whole shooting you thing. But, I know if you look deep into your heart... Which is currently all over that tree...

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-->'''Alucard:''' Sorry about that whole shooting you thing. But, I know if you look deep into your heart... Which which is currently all over that tree... tree...
* In ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'', this is invoked in one of Varric's [[NoteFromEd editor's notes]] when he talks about the reunion between the quarreling [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Inquisitors]]. He observes that the reader may consider them to have forgiven each other too easily, but he points out that in their argument, they were both right ''and'' wrong, and they were willing to admit it.



** In ''Eclipse'' Edward bribes Alice to essentially kidnap Bella while he's away and hold her hostage in their house. This includes spying on Bella while she's at school, not letting her out of the house, and almost not letting her use the phone. Bella is understandably angry with Edward because of this, but the instant he comes back, she forgets all about that and starts making out with him.

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** In ''Eclipse'' ''Eclipse,'' Edward bribes Alice to essentially kidnap Bella while he's away and hold her hostage in their house. This includes spying on Bella while she's at school, not letting her out of the house, and almost not letting her use the phone. Bella is understandably angry with Edward because of this, but the instant he comes back, she forgets all about that and starts making out with him.



** Thoroughly averted over the course of season two for Grant Ward, who clearly expects an apology, an assurance that he wasn't faking his camaraderie with Fitz, and an earnest declaration of love for Skye to be enough to get him back in everybody's good graces. For some reason the rest of the team are unable to move past the whole "secretly a member of a Nazi terror group, murdered dozens of people, tried to murder Fitz and Simmons, and left Fitz with long-term brain damage" thing, and instead of welcoming him back they try repeatedly to kill him. Long after his death Daisy and Simmons encounter a heroic simulation of him in a virtual reality world, and are barely able to contain their loathing, much to his confusion.

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** Thoroughly averted over the course of season two for Grant Ward, who clearly expects an apology, an assurance that he wasn't faking his camaraderie with Fitz, and an earnest declaration of love for Skye to be enough to get him back in everybody's good graces. For some reason reason, the rest of the team are unable to move past the whole "secretly a member of a Nazi terror group, murdered dozens of people, tried to murder Fitz and Simmons, and left Fitz with long-term brain damage" thing, and instead of welcoming him back they try repeatedly to kill him. Long after his death death, Daisy and Simmons encounter a heroic simulation of him in a virtual reality world, and are barely able to contain their loathing, much to his confusion.



** Enabran Tain, [[spoiler:Garak's father]], is responsible for exiling Garak before the start of the show and also tried to assassinate him in series 3. Garak forgives him for both these things.
** Since having a half-Bajoran child by a Bajoran mistress will ruin Gul Dukat's career and marriage, Dukat tries to murder Ziyal in series 4. She forgives him.
** Damar murders Ziyal in series 6. In series 7, Garak and Kira are sent to work with him to liberate Cardassia. Aside from one comment Kira makes to Sisko about Damar killing Ziyal, neither Garak nor Kira ever raise the subject with Damar, never seek to avenge her death and end up friends with Damar by the end of the show. This is despite Ziyal being Kira's ward and Garak's lover. WordOfGod states that Kira and Garak's actors wanted to address it but the show's producers were afraid Damar couldn't be redeemed if the actors got their way, so they ignored the subject entirely. This and the above represent a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance - killing is subject to different morals for Cardassians in general, and these characters in particular.
** Quark commits numerous straight-up crimes over the course of the series and never seems to get in any permanent trouble for them. Possibly the most outrageous example is in "Invasive Procedures", where he allows an obsessed criminal and his band of mercenaries onto the station; they take the senior staff hostage while the leader jeopardizes Jadzia's life by surgically removing and kidnapping her symbiont. Kira tells him "You've crossed the line this time. You sold us out, and Dax may die because of it. Whatever happens next, one thing's certain... You're through here." Quark does come up with a ruse to help defeat the criminals, but still, the matter is never discussed again. Even actor Armin Shimerman (who plays Quark) said he thought the total lack of consequences for Quark's behavior, in general but in particular in this episode, was absurd, and made both his character and Odo (who is never able to prosecute him) look less serious.

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** Enabran Tain, [[spoiler:Garak's father]], is responsible for exiling Garak before the start of the show and also tried to assassinate him in series 3.the third season. Garak forgives him for both these things.
** Since having a half-Bajoran child by a Bajoran mistress will ruin Gul Dukat's career and marriage, Dukat tries to murder Ziyal in series 4.the fourth season. She forgives him.
** Damar murders Ziyal in series 6. the sixth season. In series 7, the seventh, Garak and Kira are sent to work with him to liberate Cardassia. Aside from one comment Kira makes to Sisko about Damar killing Ziyal, neither Garak nor Kira ever raise the subject with Damar, never seek to avenge her death and end up friends with Damar by the end of the show. This is despite Ziyal being Kira's ward and Garak's lover. WordOfGod states that Kira and Garak's actors wanted to address it but the show's producers were afraid Damar couldn't be redeemed if the actors got their way, so they ignored the subject entirely. This and the above represent a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance - killing is subject to different morals for Cardassians in general, and these characters in particular.
** Quark commits numerous straight-up crimes over the course of the series and never seems to get in any permanent trouble for them. Possibly the most outrageous example is in "Invasive Procedures", where he allows an obsessed criminal and his band of mercenaries onto the station; they take the senior staff hostage while the leader jeopardizes Jadzia's life by surgically removing and kidnapping her symbiont. symbiant. Kira tells him him, "You've crossed the line this time. You sold us out, and Dax may die because of it. Whatever happens next, one thing's certain... You're through here." Quark does come up with a ruse to help defeat the criminals, but still, the matter is never discussed again. Even actor Armin Shimerman (who plays Quark) said he thought the total lack of consequences for Quark's behavior, in general but in particular in this episode, was absurd, and made both his character and Odo (who is never able to prosecute him) look less serious.



* The reconciliation between the Wrestling/BellaTwins and was so absurd it even surprised them. After Brie lost the 2014 Hell in a Cell match, she had to be Nikki assistant (as in, {{jobber}}) for thirty days. One would think Belle wouldn't be ready to forgive such humiliation, seeing as she shouted publically that she wished her own sister "died in the womb"; thing is, ''after'' those thirty days, it seemed everyone forgot about it completely, and they were inexplicitly friends again. (Even the twins themselves - as in, the real ones, out of character - had no idea why the storyline was dropped, and the fans certainly didn't either.)

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* The reconciliation between the Wrestling/BellaTwins and was so absurd it even surprised them. After Brie lost the 2014 Hell in a Cell match, she had to be Nikki assistant (as in, {{jobber}}) for thirty days. One would think Belle wouldn't be ready to forgive such humiliation, seeing as she shouted publically publicly that she wished her own sister had "died in the womb"; thing is, ''after'' those thirty days, it seemed everyone forgot about it completely, and they were inexplicitly inexplicably friends again. (Even the twins themselves - as in, the real ones, out of character - had no idea why the storyline was dropped, and the fans certainly didn't either.)



** Mezmerizing and enslaving a non-specific city resident of Megaton or Rivet City counts as "assault". It will make the whole city hostile, but if you can escape without killing anyone, they will accept you back 3 days later.

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** Mezmerizing Mesmerizing and enslaving a non-specific city resident of Megaton or Rivet City counts as "assault". It will make the whole city hostile, but if you can escape without killing anyone, they will accept you back 3 days later.



* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', Nathaniel Howe will express disbelief if you offer to conscript him into the Wardens instead of hanging him for scheming to kill you. You can respond by claiming that some of your best friends are people who tried to kill you in the past. (Likely referring to Zevran, who is recruited into your party during the quest where he failed to kill the player.)

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', Nathaniel Howe will express disbelief if you offer to conscript him into the Wardens instead of hanging him for scheming to kill you. You can respond by claiming that some of your best friends are people who tried to kill you in the past. (Likely (This is likely referring to Zevran, who is was recruited into your party during the quest where he failed to kill the player.)



** Kevin Levin, former [[TheSociopath sociopath]] and ArchEnemy to Ben and his family who tried to kill them several times, is [[StrangledByTheRedString immediately trusted and forgiven by Gwen]] in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', and Ben fully accepts him as a friend and ally in only the fourth. ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow tried to explain it more or less]] by a 10 years old Ben time-travelling and meeting the reformed Kevin; Paradox declares that the young Ben would dimly remember these events after returning to his proper time, leading him to trust Kevin later on. Like many other things in those sequels, weither this is a good or bad explanation is up to debate.

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** Kevin Levin, former [[TheSociopath sociopath]] and ArchEnemy to Ben and his family who tried to kill them several times, is [[StrangledByTheRedString immediately trusted and forgiven by Gwen]] in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', and Ben fully accepts him as a friend and ally in only the fourth. ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' [[AuthorsSavingThrow tried to explain it more or less]] by a 10 years old Ben time-travelling and meeting the reformed Kevin; Paradox declares that the young Ben would dimly remember these events after returning to his proper time, leading him to trust Kevin later on. Like many other things in those sequels, weither whether this is a good or bad explanation is up to debate.



* In "Win Some, Lose Some" in the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', Peppermint Fizz is easily forgiven by Strawberry Shortcake for cheating at the games.%% Of course, it does help that Strawbrerry was never really mad at her, just sad at her failure to understand that the important pa

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* In "Win Some, Lose Some" in the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', Peppermint Fizz is easily forgiven by Strawberry Shortcake for cheating at the games.%% Of course, it does help that Strawbrerry Strawberry was never really mad at her, just sad at her failure to understand that the important pa
7th May '17 11:21:32 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the [[ShrugOfGod ambiguously canon]] additional ending of ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat'' [[spoiler: the both Catholic and bisexual Cassandra Cain asks her girlfriend Sadie to marry her. When Sadie asks if it means she's abandoning her religion, Cassie says even ostrization can't break her faith in God, and even if she faces religious exile, she will forgive her detractors in a heartbeat.]]

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* In the [[ShrugOfGod ambiguously canon]] additional ending of ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat'' [[spoiler: the both Catholic and bisexual Cassandra Cain asks her girlfriend Sadie to marry her. When Sadie asks if it means she's abandoning her religion, Cassie says even ostrization ostracization can't break her faith in God, and even if she faces religious exile, she will forgive her detractors in a heartbeat.]]
29th Apr '17 6:49:03 PM H2SO4
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** With Zuko, we have it initially played straight but then subverted: Katara was among the first to try and trust him, and had that trust broken when he sided with the Fire Nation at Season 2's end. Later in the series, when he returned, the other's forgave him after some initial hostility, but she was the one who stayed pissed at Zuko the longest. Even when she believed he ''wanted'' to change, she wasn't so sure he could.

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** With Zuko, we have it initially played straight but then subverted: Katara was among the first to try and trust him, and had that trust broken when he sided with the Fire Nation at Season 2's end. Later in the series, when he returned, the other's forgave him after some initial hostility, but she was the one who stayed pissed at Zuko the longest. Even when she believed he ''wanted'' to change, she wasn't so sure he could. The only reason she accepted him in Season 3 was because Aang needed a firebending master and with what time they had, they don't have a choice.
23rd Apr '17 6:29:53 AM Will
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** Thoroughly averted over the course of season two for Grant Ward, who clearly expects an apology, an assurance that he wasn't faking his camaraderie with Fitz, and an earnest declaration of love for Skye to be enough to get him back in everybody's good graces. For some reason the rest of the team are unable to move past the whole "secretly a member of a Nazi terror group, murdered dozens of people, tried to murder Fitz and Simmons, and left Fitz with long-term brain damage" thing, and instead of welcoming him back they try repeatedly to kill him. Long after his death Daisy and Simmons encounter a heroic simulation of him in a virtual reality world, and are barely able to contain their loathing, much to his confusion.
22nd Apr '17 4:51:00 PM Tainted_Scholar
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*"Crasher-Vania" by ''/Music/StarBomb''; Dracula is rather quick to forgive Simon for [[spoiler:killing all of his friends]]
22nd Apr '17 3:46:34 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Skye lies about her true reasons for joining S.H.I.E.L.D. and leaks classified information to her old boyfriend, who then sells it to Centipede, resulting in the deaths of several people. Coulson does make her wear a bracelet that keeps her from using her hacking skills for a few episodes, but otherwise doesn't seem to hold it against her, Fitz and Simmons forgive her instantly, and when Ward hasn't forgiven her in the ''very next episode'' it's treated as him being incredibly petty (and of course, he comes around by the end of it too). May never liked Skye much to begin with, but doesn't seem to hold any resentment over the betrayal.



* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Boss Hogg and Rosco have conspired to harass the Duke family and schemed repeatedly to illegally evict them from their farm. Several times, particularly Rosco, the two have sent vicious criminals after Bo, Luke, Uncle Jesse and Daisy. In the real world, Boss would have been sent to prison (and likely barred from holding political office), Rosco would also be in prison (along with being decertified) and the Dukes would have sued their antagonists for harassment and numerous other charges. Still, both adversarial factions have acted more like old friends by each episode's end and all is forgiven... until the next time.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robert cemented his control of Westeros by forgiving any remaining Targaryen loyalists who surrendered, including Barristan Selmy, Jaime Lannister, Varys, Pycelle, the Tyrells, and the Martells.
* Subverted in the 1986 ''Series/TheHoganFamily'' episode "Leave It To Willie". 13-year-old Willie steals his father's car to go for a joy ride, damages it and another car in a hit-and-run accident and allows older brother David to take the blame. Willie has an ImagineSpot where he envisions a "happy ending" to his predicament, akin to his favorite TV show where all the characters end on a "happy note". When his mother learns the truth she is pissed, to say the least. She tells him that the issues involved -- theft, causing a hit-and-run accident that could easily have ended in serious injury or worse, damaging his father's car and allowing an innocent person to be blamed -- are not easily fixed and may take weeks, if not longer. Most importantly, her trust in Willie may take far longer to fix.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Played remarkably straight in "DNA Mad Scientist". D'Argo, Zhaan, and Rygel cut off Pilot's arm (against his protests) in order to get maps that will help them return to their home planets. When John visits Pilot afterwards, Pilot excuses their actions because it is his duty serve those aboard Moya, no matter what. Though Pilot forgives the others quickly, John and Aeryn remain pretty pissed off.
** Also in the episode "Crackers Don't Matter". Everyone gets dosed with an aggression-inducing drug. For most of the characters this means that they will insult each other and physically fight. John chooses misogynist insults to hurl at Aeryn (none of the other male characters went in that direction), and worse, he assaults and sexually threatens Chiana, who looks genuinely terrified. (Note, the drug did not increase his libido or anything like that, this is just how John Crichton act when he's angry, apparently.) He does attempt to apologize to Chiana in the end when the drug has worn off, and she just waves it off easily, claiming to have enjoyed it. There is a reason for this, out-of-universe - the rape threat towards Chiana was filmed after the rest of the episode, because the director wanted to see how offensive they could make Crichton's behaviour while still getting away with it, and the apology scene was filmed before the threat was added. Problem is, nobody remembered to go back and change that scene so it actually addressed Crichton's newly added rape threat.



* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Downplayed example when Delenn reveals to G'Kar that [[spoiler:she deliberately concealed knowledge regarding the Shadows that could have saved G'Kar's homeworld... at the cost of starting the Shadow War before the younger races were ready]]. G'Kar understands, and decides she was almost certainly right... but he doesn't ''forgive'' her. At least, not that day.
* In the 2-part episode "Home" from early in the second season of ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' , President Laura Roslin is not only easily forgiven by Commander Adama for her dissent at the end of the first season that threatened to tear the Colonial Fleet apart, she's easily ''reinstated''. A mere handful of episodes later, Adama begins to fall in love with her.
* Lord Edmund Series/{{Blackadder}} has done plenty of heinous things to his pals Baldrick and Percy, however neither holds a grudge towards him, most probably because they would need brains first to hold one.



* Amusingly subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', where Simon figures out that Jayne had sold out both River and himself in a previous episode. Simon doesn't forgive Jayne, but he does point out they have way too many mutual enemies as it stands, and that constantly being at each others' throats over this would be pointless and stupid. Then, as he leaves, River sticks her head in, looks directly at Jayne, and warns, "I can kill you with my brain."
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
** Captain Jack is shot dead by Owen. Despite how Owen was unaware that Jack would resurrect, Jack easily forgives him.
** In that same episode, the team mutinies against Jack and unintentionally releases a giant monster that steals the life force of anyone its giant shadow falls upon. Jack manages to destroy it by letting it feed of him. However, the effort leaves him dead for three days, which is the longest to date that he's ever stayed dead. He still forgives the team, minutes after reviving.
** In "Cyberwoman", we find out Ianto's been hiding a dangerous [[KillerRobot Cyberman]] in the basement. He endangers the whole planet, tells the main character he wants him dead and is forgiven by the end of the episode.
** In "Exit Wounds", Captain Jack forgives his brother, Grey, for burying him alive for almost exactly 1900 years. By 'alive' we mean that he suffocated to death and then revived every couple of minutes for nineteen centuries as the city of Cardiff is established above him. Mind you, this is after Grey has John Hart systematically blow up Cardiff, in addition to stabbing Jack in the back (literally!) when they're first reunited. Jack blames his own failure to protect his brother for being the root cause of all this. And he didn't know what had happened to Owen and Tosh until after the forgiving.
* Lord Edmund Series/{{Blackadder}} has done plenty of heinous things to his pals Baldrick and Percy, however neither holds a grudge towards him, most probably because they would need brains first to hold one.

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* Amusingly subverted in an ''Series/CSIMiami'': Ryan WITHHOLDS EVIDENCE from a crime scene because a friend's son has been kidnapped by the Russian mob, which he only tells Horatio, yet despite very realistic anger from the rest of his team when he finally produces the evidence, by next episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', where Simon figures out that Jayne had sold out both River and himself in a previous episode. Simon doesn't forgive Jayne, but he does point out they it seems to not only have way too many mutual enemies as it stands, and that constantly being at each others' throats over this would be pointless and stupid. Then, as he leaves, River sticks her head in, looks directly at Jayne, and warns, "I can kill you with my brain."
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
** Captain Jack is shot dead by Owen. Despite how Owen was unaware that Jack would resurrect, Jack easily forgives him.
** In that same episode, the team mutinies against Jack and unintentionally releases a giant monster that steals the life force of anyone its giant shadow falls upon. Jack manages to destroy it by letting it feed of him. However, the effort leaves him dead for three days, which is the longest to date that he's ever stayed dead. He still forgives the team, minutes after reviving.
** In "Cyberwoman", we find out Ianto's
been hiding a dangerous [[KillerRobot Cyberman]] in the basement. He endangers the whole planet, tells the main character he wants him dead and is forgiven but forgotten too.
* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'' does this to a ridiculous extent to justify the current HeelFaceTurn. Things which ''Degrassi'' villains have done, all of which were forgiven promptly
by the end of victim after the episode.
** In "Exit Wounds", Captain Jack forgives his brother, Grey,
turn, include stealing irreplaceable property, taking credit for burying him alive for almost exactly 1900 years. By 'alive' we mean that he suffocated to death and a subordinate's work then revived firing the subordinate for complaining, posting topless photos of a classmate on the internet and broadcasting it on every couple of minutes for nineteen centuries as the city of Cardiff is established above him. Mind you, this is after Grey has John Hart systematically blow up Cardiff, in addition to stabbing Jack computer in the back (literally!) when they're first reunited. Jack blames his own failure to protect his brother school (which is by law a sex crime), helping a pedophile stalk a classmate purely for the fun of it(!), and being the root leading cause of all this. And he didn't know what had happened to Owen a student being shot and Tosh until after paralyzed from the forgiving.
* Lord Edmund Series/{{Blackadder}} has done plenty of heinous things to his pals Baldrick and Percy, however neither holds a grudge towards him, most probably because they would need brains first to hold one.
waist down.



** During his tenure as companion, TheBrigadier can get away with anything, from general {{Jerkass}} attitude to being TheLoad or TheMillstone to committing a genocide against defenceless Silurians when the Doctor ordered him ''twice'' not to do it, in his second story as a companion. No matter how abrasive, bureaucratic, misguided or borderline fascist he gets, the Doctor is straight back to working with him in the next story, with maybe a throwaway line about his reliance on FiveRoundsRapid gets helpless {{Red Shirt}}s killed or a bit of eyerolling if he was exceptionally awful last week. Even when the Doctor eventually does have a change of hearts (and [[TheNthDoctor face]]) and finally dumps the Brigadier, it's out of boredom rather than judgement and they remain on good terms for life and even beyond.

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** During his tenure as companion, TheBrigadier can could get away with anything, from a general {{Jerkass}} attitude to being TheLoad or TheMillstone to committing a genocide against defenceless Silurians when the Doctor ordered him ''twice'' not to do it, in his second story as a companion. No matter how abrasive, bureaucratic, misguided or borderline fascist he gets, the Doctor is straight back to working with him in the next story, with maybe a throwaway line about his reliance on FiveRoundsRapid gets helpless {{Red Shirt}}s killed or a bit of eyerolling if he was exceptionally awful last week. Even when the Doctor eventually does have a change of hearts (and [[TheNthDoctor face]]) and finally dumps the Brigadier, it's out of boredom rather than judgement and they remain on good terms for life and even beyond.



** In the finale of Series 3 of the reboot series, the Master's reign of terror over the earth is ended. Said reign of terror involved the murder of at least one tenth of the Earth's population, the enslavement of the remaining nine tenths, messing with the Doctor's physical aging process and rendering him wheelchair-bound for most of the year and birdcage-bound for the rest, the repeated killing of the aforementioned Captain Jack, and building weapons with which he planned to take over and/or destroy the rest of the universe. At the point of the Master's defeat, the Doctor finally says that "one thing" he had to say to the Master, which he'd hinted at several times in the episode. What did he say? ''I forgive you.''
*** Those aren't even close to The Master's greatest crimes. He once was responsible for the destruction of a large portion of the Universe.
** In "The Zygon Inversion", the Doctor uses this trope to reach out to a Zygon fanatic as part of an epic anti-war rant:
--->'''The Doctor''': You're all the same, you screaming kids, you know that? "Look at me, I'm unforgivable!" Well, here's the unforeseeable, I forgive you, after all you've done! I forgive you.
* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'' does this to a ridiculous extent to justify the current HeelFaceTurn. Things which ''Degrassi'' villains have done, all of which were forgiven promptly by the victim after the turn include stealing irreplaceable property, taking credit for a subordinate's work then firing the subordinate for complaining, posting topless photos of a classmate on the internet and broadcasting it on every computer in the school (which is by law a sex crime), helping a pedophile stalk a classmate purely for the fun of it(!), and being the leading cause of a student being shot and paralyzed from the waist down.
* Happens a lot on ''Series/{{Rome}}''. Eirene goes from hating Pullo for having [[spoiler:killed her fiancé in cold blood]] to agreeing to marry him within the course of an episode. Caesar forgives Brutus for siding with Pompey in the civil war. Vorenus forgives Pullo not once but twice, the first time [[spoiler:when he watches Pullo fighting for his life in the gladiator arena]] and the second [[spoiler:when Pullo has found out that Vorenus' daughters are not dead but have been sold to slavery.]] Antonius and Octavius quickly set aside their previous battle-to-the-death differences and join forces to fight against Brutus and Cassius. Many of these scenarios involving historical figures actually played out that way in real life. It could probably be best described in the words of Antonius:
-->'''Atia''': Why would Servilia want to see me, she hates me!\\
'''Antonius''': So do I. But that's no bar to friendship.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', Astronema is quickly pardoned by the Rangers when [[spoiler:she surrenders to them and makes a first attempt at a HeelFaceTurn. Late in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' she even becomes a Power Ranger herself, and no one has any qualms with it.]]

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** In the finale of Series 3 of the reboot series, finale, the Master's reign of terror over the earth Earth is ended. Said reign of terror involved the murder of at least one tenth of the Earth's population, the enslavement of the remaining nine tenths, messing with the Doctor's physical aging process and rendering him wheelchair-bound for most of the year and birdcage-bound for the rest, the repeated killing of the aforementioned Captain Jack, and building weapons with which he planned to take over and/or destroy the rest of the universe. At the point of the Master's defeat, the Doctor finally says that "one thing" he had to say to the Master, which he'd hinted at several times in the episode. What did he say? ''I forgive you.''
*** Those aren't even close to The the Master's greatest crimes. He once was responsible for the destruction of a large portion of the Universe.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inversion", Inversion"]], the Doctor uses this trope to reach out to a Zygon fanatic as part of an epic anti-war rant:
--->'''The Doctor''': Doctor:''' You're all the same, you screaming kids, you know that? "Look at me, I'm unforgivable!" Well, here's the unforeseeable, I forgive you, after all you've done! I forgive you.
* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Boss Hogg and Rosco have conspired to harass the Duke family and schemed repeatedly to illegally evict them from their farm. Several times, particularly Rosco, the two have sent vicious criminals after Bo, Luke, Uncle Jesse and Daisy. In the real world, Boss would have been sent to prison (and likely barred from holding political office), Rosco would also be in prison (along with being decertified) and the Dukes would have sued their antagonists for harassment and numerous other charges. Still, both adversarial factions have acted more like old friends by each episode's end and all is forgiven... until the next time.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': Played remarkably straight in "DNA Mad Scientist". D'Argo, Zhaan, and Rygel cut off Pilot's arm (against his protests) in order to get maps that will help them return to their home planets. When John visits Pilot afterwards, Pilot excuses their actions because it is his duty serve those aboard Moya, no matter what. Though Pilot forgives the others quickly, John and Aeryn remain pretty pissed off.
** Also in the episode "Crackers Don't Matter". Everyone gets dosed with an aggression-inducing drug. For most of the characters this means that they will insult each other and physically fight. John chooses misogynist insults to hurl at Aeryn (none of the other male characters went in that direction), and worse, he assaults and sexually threatens Chiana, who looks genuinely terrified. (Note, the drug did not increase his libido or anything like that, this is just how John Crichton act when he's angry, apparently.) He
does this attempt to a ridiculous extent apologize to justify Chiana in the current HeelFaceTurn. Things which ''Degrassi'' villains end when the drug has worn off, and she just waves it off easily, claiming to have done, all of which were forgiven promptly by enjoyed it. There is a reason for this, out-of-universe - the victim rape threat towards Chiana was filmed after the turn include stealing irreplaceable property, taking credit for a subordinate's work then firing rest of the subordinate for complaining, posting topless photos of a classmate on episode, because the internet director wanted to see how offensive they could make Crichton's behaviour while still getting away with it, and broadcasting it on every computer in the school (which is by law a sex crime), helping a pedophile stalk a classmate purely for apology scene was filmed before the fun of it(!), threat was added. Problem is, nobody remembered to go back and being the leading cause change that scene so it actually addressed Crichton's newly added rape threat.
* Amusingly subverted in an episode
of a student being shot ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', where Simon figures out that Jayne had sold out both River and paralyzed from the waist down.
* Happens a lot on ''Series/{{Rome}}''. Eirene goes from hating Pullo for having [[spoiler:killed her fiancé
himself in cold blood]] to agreeing to marry him within the course of an a previous episode. Caesar forgives Brutus for siding Simon doesn't forgive Jayne, but he does point out they have way too many mutual enemies as it stands, and that constantly being at each others' throats over this would be pointless and stupid. Then, as he leaves, River sticks her head in, looks directly at Jayne, and warns, "I can kill you with Pompey in my brain."
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robert cemented his control of Westeros by forgiving any remaining Targaryen loyalists who surrendered, including Barristan Selmy, Jaime Lannister, Varys, Pycelle,
the civil war. Vorenus forgives Pullo not once but twice, the first time [[spoiler:when he watches Pullo fighting for his life in the gladiator arena]] Tyrells, and the second [[spoiler:when Pullo has found out that Vorenus' daughters are not dead but have been sold to slavery.]] Antonius and Octavius quickly set aside their previous battle-to-the-death differences and join forces to fight against Brutus and Cassius. Many of these scenarios involving historical figures actually played out that way in real life. It could probably be best described in the words of Antonius:
-->'''Atia''': Why would Servilia want to see me, she hates me!\\
'''Antonius''': So do I. But that's no bar to friendship.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', Astronema is quickly pardoned by the Rangers when [[spoiler:she surrenders to them and makes a first attempt at a HeelFaceTurn. Late in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' she even becomes a Power Ranger herself, and no one has any qualms with it.]]
Martells.



* Subverted in the 1986 ''Series/TheHoganFamily'' episode "Leave It To Willie". 13-year-old Willie steals his father's car to go for a joy ride, damages it and another car in a hit-and-run accident and allows older brother David to take the blame. Willie has an ImagineSpot where he envisions a "happy ending" to his predicament, akin to his favorite TV show where all the characters end on a "happy note". When his mother learns the truth she is pissed, to say the least. She tells him that the issues involved -- theft, causing a hit-and-run accident that could easily have ended in serious injury or worse, damaging his father's car and allowing an innocent person to be blamed -- are not easily fixed and may take weeks, if not longer. Most importantly, her trust in Willie may take far longer to fix.
* ''Series/ICarly'': In "iCan't Take It", Sam ruins Freddie's chances of getting into an exclusive science camp that would help him get into any college he wants. Because [[DisproportionateRetribution Freddie didn't know what time it was when Sam asked him]]. Freddie finds out and gets angry, then then forgives her about 2 minutes after and kisses her again to end the episode.
** Played with in Nora Dershlit's case. By the end of "iPsycho" Carly expresses regret over having her arrested while the others are understandably still upset that she locked them in her basement.
--->'''Carly:''' Maybe we shouldn't have called the cops on Nora...\\
'''Sam:''' She kidnapped us!\\
'''Carly:''' Yeah, but she just wanted friends. And she bought us Chinese food.
** However in the sequel episode "iStill Pyscho" we have the inverse everyone EXCEPT Carly wants to forgive Nora.
--->'''Carly:''' Wh-What is the matter with everyone?! That girl kidnapped us and beat the fudge out of you!\\
'''Gibby:''' Hey, I'm forgiving. And I like Chinese food. That's who I am.
* Jirou from ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' gets away with [[spoiler:kidnapping and attempting to rape Yuri]]. Even Yuri is buddy-buddy with him the next time they meet.
* Played with in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. The characters tend to stay pissed for the duration of an episode, but are usually over it in the next. Bear in mind though that episodes tend to take place over a few days, and there is no telling how far apart episodes are. Stabler and Benson tend to forgive each other pretty quickly, but that makes sense considering how long they've known each other. Fin however was pissed at Stabler for awhile. It's implied that he forgives him, after a pedophile attempts to post a picture of Stabler's underage daughter on the internet and Stabler beats him half to death. Fin considers this to be a sign of extreme restraint, as he would have killed the man outright.
* Cleverly subverted in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' season 5 with [[spoiler:Ben and Locke]]. You'd think Locke would be angrier, but since it turns out [[spoiler:to be an evil entity impersonating Locke (who wanted Locke dead), it makes sense.]]



* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]", Spock tries to kill Kirk twice, yet by the end of the episode, they're [[HeterosexualLifePartners best]] [[TrueCompanions pals]] again. Justified in that Spock was under a once-every-seven-years madness and tried to fight it for as long as he could.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Enabran Tain, [[spoiler:Garak's father]], is responsible for exiling Garak before the start of the show and also tried to assassinate him in series 3. Garak forgives him for both these things.
** Since having a half-Bajoran child by a Bajoran mistress will ruin Gul Dukat's career and marriage, Dukat tries to murder Ziyal in series 4. She forgives him.
** Damar murders Ziyal in series 6. In series 7, Garak and Kira are sent to work with him to liberate Cardassia. Aside from one comment Kira makes to Sisko about Damar killing Ziyal, neither Garak nor Kira ever raise the subject with Damar, never seek to avenge her death and end up friends with Damar by the end of the show. This is despite Ziyal being Kira's ward and Garak's lover. WordOfGod states that Kira and Garak's actors wanted to address it but the show's producers were afraid Damar couldn't be redeemed if the actors got their way, so they ignored the subject entirely. This and the above represent a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance - killing is subject to different morals for Cardassians in general, and these characters in particular.
** Quark commits numerous straight-up crimes over the course of the series and never seems to get in any permanent trouble for them. Possibly the most outrageous example is in "Invasive Procedures", where he allows an obsessed criminal and his band of mercenaries onto the station; they take the senior staff hostage while the leader jeopardizes Jadzia's life by surgically removing and kidnapping her symbiont. Kira tells him "You've crossed the line this time. You sold us out, and Dax may die because of it. Whatever happens next, one thing's certain... You're through here." Quark does come up with a ruse to help defeat the criminals, but still, the matter is never discussed again. Even actor Armin Shimerman (who plays Quark) said he thought the total lack of consequences for Quark's behavior, in general but in particular in this episode, was absurd, and made both his character and Odo (who is never able to prosecute him) look less serious.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** Played with in "Forever in a Day". Teal'c shoots Amonet (in Sha're's body) to save Daniel's life and Daniel spends the episode very much in the ThisIsUnforgivable camp... until he realizes that he is still being tortured by Amonet and everything else was a hallucination while Sha're tried to communicate with him. When Teal'c does shoot Amonet, Daniel's first words are "You did the right thing, Teal'c." In this case, he had already had a chance to work through his anger and come to terms with the situation, but to everyone else it must have seemed amazingly quick.
** Teal'c is an example of the trope done right. Nobody in the SGC seems concerned that Teal'c has killed or enslaved thousands of people, many personally, as First Prime of Apophis. It gets brought up a couple times that Teal'c has never forgiven ''himself'' for the things he did while First Prime, and has become TheAtoner and a bit of a DeathSeeker as penance. A season one episode has Teal'c calmly ready to accept a KangarooCourt execution, never shying away from the responsibility of the people he's killed. In said episode the people putting him on trial do forgive him, but only after saving them from other Jaffa. Much later in ''Film/TheArkOfTruth'', when Tomin defects to SG-1 and feels majorly guilty over all of the things he's done, Teal'c explains to Tomin (from personal experience) that he will never forgive himself and he needs to accept that. Instead, he should commit his life to trying to help others, even though he can't actually make up for the mistakes of his past.
--->'''Teal'c''': One day others may try to convince you they have forgiven you. That is more about them than you. For them, imparting forgiveness is a blessing.\\
'''Tomin''': How do you go on?\\
'''Teal'c''': It is simple. You will ''never'' forgive yourself. Accept it. You hurt others, many others. That cannot be undone. You will ''never'' find personal retribution. But your life does not have to end. That which is right, just, and true can still prevail. If you do not fight for what you believe in, all may be lost for everyone else. But do not fight for yourself. Fight for ''others'', others that may be saved through your effort. ''That'' is the least you can do.
* After the whole Bosco/Faith/Cruz shooting incident at the end of Season 4 of ''Series/ThirdWatch'', and also after the Faith/Cruz/ Mann shooting incident at the end of Season 5, enemies Faith and Cruz are soon back to work alongside each other.
* Cleverly subverted in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' season 5 with [[spoiler:Ben and Locke]]. You'd think Locke would be angrier, but since it turns out [[spoiler:to be an evil entity impersonating Locke (who wanted Locke dead), it makes sense.]]
* ''Series/CSIMiami'': Ryan WITHHOLDS EVIDENCE from a crime scene because a friend's son has been kidnapped by the Russian mob, which he only tells Horatio, yet despite very realistic anger from the rest of his team when he finally produces the evidence, by next episode it seems to not only have been forgiven but forgotten too.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]", Spock tries to kill Kirk twice, yet ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', Astronema is quickly pardoned by the end of the episode, they're [[HeterosexualLifePartners best]] [[TrueCompanions pals]] again. Justified in that Spock was under a once-every-seven-years madness Rangers when [[spoiler:she surrenders to them and tried to fight it for as long as he could.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Enabran Tain, [[spoiler:Garak's father]], is responsible for exiling Garak before the start of the show and also tried to assassinate him in series 3. Garak forgives him for both these things.
** Since having a half-Bajoran child by a Bajoran mistress will ruin Gul Dukat's career and marriage, Dukat tries to murder Ziyal in series 4. She forgives him.
** Damar murders Ziyal in series 6. In series 7, Garak and Kira are sent to work with him to liberate Cardassia. Aside from one comment Kira
makes to Sisko about Damar killing Ziyal, neither Garak nor Kira ever raise the subject with Damar, never seek to avenge her death and end up friends with Damar by the end of the show. This is despite Ziyal being Kira's ward and Garak's lover. WordOfGod states that Kira and Garak's actors wanted to address it but the show's producers were afraid Damar couldn't be redeemed if the actors got their way, so they ignored the subject entirely. This and the above represent a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance - killing is subject to different morals for Cardassians in general, and these characters in particular.
** Quark commits numerous straight-up crimes over the course of the series and never seems to get in any permanent trouble for them. Possibly the most outrageous example is in "Invasive Procedures", where he allows an obsessed criminal and his band of mercenaries onto the station; they take the senior staff hostage while the leader jeopardizes Jadzia's life by surgically removing and kidnapping her symbiont. Kira tells him "You've crossed the line this time. You sold us out, and Dax may die because of it. Whatever happens next, one thing's certain... You're through here." Quark does come up with a ruse to help defeat the criminals, but still, the matter is never discussed again. Even actor Armin Shimerman (who plays Quark) said he thought the total lack of consequences for Quark's behavior, in general but in particular in this episode, was absurd, and made both his character and Odo (who is never able to prosecute him) look less serious.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** Played with in "Forever in a Day". Teal'c shoots Amonet (in Sha're's body) to save Daniel's life and Daniel spends the episode very much in the ThisIsUnforgivable camp... until he realizes that he is still being tortured by Amonet and everything else was a hallucination while Sha're tried to communicate with him. When Teal'c does shoot Amonet, Daniel's
first words are "You did the right thing, Teal'c." In this case, he had already had attempt at a chance to work through his anger HeelFaceTurn. Late in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'' she even becomes a Power Ranger herself, and come to terms no one has any qualms with the situation, but to everyone else it must have seemed amazingly quick.
** Teal'c is an example of the trope done right. Nobody in the SGC seems concerned that Teal'c has killed or enslaved thousands of people, many personally, as First Prime of Apophis. It gets brought up a couple times that Teal'c has never forgiven ''himself'' for the things he did while First Prime, and has become TheAtoner and a bit of a DeathSeeker as penance. A season one episode has Teal'c calmly ready to accept a KangarooCourt execution, never shying away from the responsibility of the people he's killed. In said episode the people putting him on trial do forgive him, but only after saving them from other Jaffa. Much later in ''Film/TheArkOfTruth'', when Tomin defects to SG-1 and feels majorly guilty over all of the things he's done, Teal'c explains to Tomin (from personal experience) that he will never forgive himself and he needs to accept that. Instead, he should commit his life to trying to help others, even though he can't actually make up for the mistakes of his past.
--->'''Teal'c''': One day others may try to convince you they have forgiven you. That is more about them than you. For them, imparting forgiveness is a blessing.\\
'''Tomin''': How do you go on?\\
'''Teal'c''': It is simple. You will ''never'' forgive yourself. Accept it. You hurt others, many others. That cannot be undone. You will ''never'' find personal retribution. But your life does not have to end. That which is right, just, and true can still prevail. If you do not fight for what you believe in, all may be lost for everyone else. But do not fight for yourself. Fight for ''others'', others that may be saved through your effort. ''That'' is the least you can do.
* After the whole Bosco/Faith/Cruz shooting incident at the end of Season 4 of ''Series/ThirdWatch'', and also after the Faith/Cruz/ Mann shooting incident at the end of Season 5, enemies Faith and Cruz are soon back to work alongside each other.
* Cleverly subverted in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' season 5 with [[spoiler:Ben and Locke]]. You'd think Locke would be angrier, but since it turns out [[spoiler:to be an evil entity impersonating Locke (who wanted Locke dead), it makes sense.
it.]]
* ''Series/CSIMiami'': Ryan WITHHOLDS EVIDENCE from In ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', Paige ambushes Emily at the pool and holds her head under water to get back at her for a crime scene because perceived slight (she thought Emily had told their coach about a friend's son has homophobic remark Paige made, and was jealous of Emily's faster times to begin with). She does apologize in the next episode, but it's a little perplexing that her just saying "sorry" was enough to make Emily totally comfortable swimming alone with her when it had only been kidnapped by the Russian mob, which he only tells Horatio, yet despite very realistic anger from the rest a couple of his team when he finally produces the evidence, by next episode it seems to not only have been forgiven but forgotten too.days.



* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'':
** Damon. Over and over and '''''over again'''''. He murders people on a whim, uses his MindControl powers to [[DoubleStandardRapeSciFi effectively rape people]], torments his brother and murders his best friend, it's strongly implied he was about to force himself on Elena when her brother interrupted them, in response he murdered him and within a few episodes they're acting as he's just one of the team. When he does something that isn't ''reprehensible'' they act as though he's done something laudable, as opposed to adhering to minimum standards of acceptable behavior. Then he does something not-horrifying, and it makes everyone think "well, maybe he can change..." and then he kills someone [[KickTheDog just to prove that he's still evil]]. The only reason they haven't killed him is because he's Stefan's brother and he can't bring himself to kill him)
** Played with when Esther ([[SelfMadeOrphan who was murdered centuries ago by her son Klaus]]) [[BackFromTheDead returns from the dead]]. Klaus fully expects her to take revenge against him, but instead she forgives him immediately and attempts to bring the entire family together. It later turns out that [[spoiler:while she truly does love Klaus and has forgiven him, she regrets turning her children into vampires and wants to wipe out the whole race.]]

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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'':
** Damon. Over and over and '''''over again'''''. He murders people
Happens a lot on a whim, uses his MindControl powers to [[DoubleStandardRapeSciFi effectively rape people]], torments his brother and murders his best friend, it's strongly implied he was about to force himself on Elena when ''Series/{{Rome}}''. Eirene goes from hating Pullo for having [[spoiler:killed her brother interrupted them, fiancé in response he murdered cold blood]] to agreeing to marry him and within a few episodes they're acting as he's just one of the team. When he does something that isn't ''reprehensible'' they act as though he's done something laudable, as opposed to adhering to minimum standards course of acceptable behavior. Then he does something not-horrifying, and it makes everyone think "well, maybe he can change..." and then he kills someone [[KickTheDog just to prove that he's still evil]]. The only reason they haven't killed him is because he's Stefan's brother and he can't bring himself to kill him)
** Played with when Esther ([[SelfMadeOrphan who was murdered centuries ago by her son Klaus]]) [[BackFromTheDead returns from the dead]]. Klaus fully expects her to take revenge against him, but instead she
an episode. Caesar forgives him immediately Brutus for siding with Pompey in the civil war. Vorenus forgives Pullo not once but twice, the first time [[spoiler:when he watches Pullo fighting for his life in the gladiator arena]] and attempts to bring the entire family together. It later turns second [[spoiler:when Pullo has found out that [[spoiler:while Vorenus' daughters are not dead but have been sold to slavery.]] Antonius and Octavius quickly set aside their previous battle-to-the-death differences and join forces to fight against Brutus and Cassius. Many of these scenarios involving historical figures actually played out that way in real life. It could probably be best described in the words of Antonius:
-->'''Atia''': Why would Servilia want to see me,
she truly does love Klaus and has forgiven him, she regrets turning her children into vampires and wants hates me!\\
'''Antonius''': So do I. But that's no bar
to wipe out the whole race.]]friendship.



** The most glaring of all would have to be ''Ultraman.'' Despite being such a murderous psychopath that he once mused that it "felt strange not to have blood on my hands before lunch", and killed countless innocent people, including (an alternate universe)Oliver Queen at the beginning of the episode he's forgiven. Instead of being locked away for his ''numerous'' counts of murder among a massive list of other, lesser crimes he gets a heart-to-heart talk and is last seen activating his own Fortress of Solitude.
* ''Series/ICarly'': In ''iCan't Take It'', Sam ruins Freddie's chances of getting into an exclusive science camp that would help him get into any college he wants. Because [[DisproportionateRetribution Freddie didn't know what time it was when Sam asked him]]. Freddie finds out and gets angry, then then forgives her about 2 minutes after and kisses her again to end the episode.
** Played with in Nora Dershlit's case. By the end of "iPsycho" Carly expresses regret over having her arrested while the others are understandably still upset that she locked them in her basement.
--->'''Carly:''' Maybe we shouldn't have called the cops on Nora...\\
'''Sam:''' She kidnapped us!\\
'''Carly:''' Yeah, but she just wanted friends. And she bought us Chinese food.
** However in the sequel episode "iStill Pyscho" we have the inverse everyone EXCEPT Carly wants to forgive Nora.
--->'''Carly:''' Wh-What is the matter with everyone?! That girl kidnapped us and beat the fudge out of you!\\
'''Gibby:''' Hey, I'm forgiving. And I like Chinese food. That's who I am.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Downplayed example when Delenn reveals to G'Kar that [[spoiler:she deliberately concealed knowledge regarding the Shadows that could have saved G'Kar's homeworld... at the cost of starting the Shadow War before the younger races were ready]]. G'Kar understands, and decides she was almost certainly right... but he doesn't ''forgive'' her. At least, not that day.
* Played with in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. The characters tend to stay pissed for the duration of an episode, but are usually over it in the next. Bear in mind though that episodes tend to take place over a few days, and there is no telling how far apart episodes are. Stabler and Benson tend to forgive each other pretty quickly, but that makes sense considering how long they've known each other. Fin however was pissed at Stabler for awhile. It's implied that he forgives him, after a pedophile attempts to post a picture of Stabler's underage daughter on the internet and Stabler beats him half to death. Fin considers this to be a sign of extreme restraint, as he would have killed the man outright.

to:

** The most glaring of all would have to be ''Ultraman.'' ''Ultraman''. Despite being such a murderous psychopath that he once mused that it "felt strange not to have blood on my hands before lunch", and killed countless innocent people, including (an alternate universe)Oliver Queen at the beginning of the episode he's forgiven. Instead of being locked away for his ''numerous'' counts of murder among a massive list of other, lesser crimes he gets a heart-to-heart talk and is last seen activating his own Fortress of Solitude.
* ''Series/ICarly'': In ''iCan't Take It'', Sam ruins Freddie's chances of getting into an exclusive science camp that would help him get into any college he wants. Because [[DisproportionateRetribution Freddie didn't know what time it was when Sam asked him]]. Freddie finds out and gets angry, then then forgives her about 2 minutes after and kisses her again to end the episode.
** Played with in Nora Dershlit's case. By the end of "iPsycho" Carly expresses regret over having her arrested while the others are understandably still upset that she locked them in her basement.
--->'''Carly:''' Maybe we shouldn't have called the cops on Nora...\\
'''Sam:''' She kidnapped us!\\
'''Carly:''' Yeah, but she just wanted friends. And she bought us Chinese food.
** However in the sequel episode "iStill Pyscho" we have the inverse everyone EXCEPT Carly wants to forgive Nora.
--->'''Carly:''' Wh-What is the matter with everyone?! That girl kidnapped us and beat the fudge out of you!\\
'''Gibby:''' Hey, I'm forgiving. And I like Chinese food. That's who I am.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Downplayed example when Delenn reveals to G'Kar that [[spoiler:she deliberately concealed knowledge regarding the Shadows that could have saved G'Kar's homeworld... at the cost of starting the Shadow War before the younger races were ready]]. G'Kar understands, and decides she was almost certainly right... but he doesn't ''forgive'' her. At least, not that day.
* Played with in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. The characters tend to stay pissed for the duration of an episode, but are usually over it in the next. Bear in mind though that episodes tend to take place over a few days, and there is no telling how far apart episodes are. Stabler and Benson tend to forgive each other pretty quickly, but that makes sense considering how long they've known each other. Fin however was pissed at Stabler for awhile. It's implied that he forgives him, after a pedophile attempts to post a picture of Stabler's underage daughter on the internet and Stabler beats him half to death. Fin considers this to be a sign of extreme restraint, as he would have killed the man outright.
Solitude.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** Played with in "Forever in a Day". Teal'c shoots Amonet (in Sha're's body) to save Daniel's life and Daniel spends the episode very much in the ThisIsUnforgivable camp... until he realizes that he is still being tortured by Amonet and everything else was a hallucination while Sha're tried to communicate with him. When Teal'c does shoot Amonet, Daniel's first words are "You did the right thing, Teal'c." In this case, he had already had a chance to work through his anger and come to terms with the situation, but to everyone else it must have seemed amazingly quick.
** Teal'c is an example of the trope done right. Nobody in the SGC seems concerned that Teal'c has killed or enslaved thousands of people, many personally, as First Prime of Apophis. It gets brought up a couple times that Teal'c has never forgiven ''himself'' for the things he did while First Prime, and has become TheAtoner and a bit of a DeathSeeker as penance. A season one episode has Teal'c calmly ready to accept a KangarooCourt execution, never shying away from the responsibility of the people he's killed. In said episode the people putting him on trial do forgive him, but only after saving them from other Jaffa. Much later in ''Film/TheArkOfTruth'', when Tomin defects to SG-1 and feels majorly guilty over all of the things he's done, Teal'c explains to Tomin (from personal experience) that he will never forgive himself and he needs to accept that. Instead, he should commit his life to trying to help others, even though he can't actually make up for the mistakes of his past.
--->'''Teal'c:''' One day others may try to convince you they have forgiven you. That is more about them than you. For them, imparting forgiveness is a blessing.\\
'''Tomin:''' How do you go on?\\
'''Teal'c:''' It is simple. You will ''never'' forgive yourself. Accept it. You hurt others, many others. That cannot be undone. You will ''never'' find personal retribution. But your life does not have to end. That which is right, just, and true can still prevail. If you do not fight for what you believe in, all may be lost for everyone else. But do not fight for yourself. Fight for ''others'', others that may be saved through your effort. ''That'' is the least you can do.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]", Spock tries to kill Kirk twice, yet by the end of the episode, they're [[HeterosexualLifePartners best]] [[TrueCompanions pals]] again. Justified in that Spock was under a once-every-seven-years madness and tried to fight it for as long as he could.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** Enabran Tain, [[spoiler:Garak's father]], is responsible for exiling Garak before the start of the show and also tried to assassinate him in series 3. Garak forgives him for both these things.
** Since having a half-Bajoran child by a Bajoran mistress will ruin Gul Dukat's career and marriage, Dukat tries to murder Ziyal in series 4. She forgives him.
** Damar murders Ziyal in series 6. In series 7, Garak and Kira are sent to work with him to liberate Cardassia. Aside from one comment Kira makes to Sisko about Damar killing Ziyal, neither Garak nor Kira ever raise the subject with Damar, never seek to avenge her death and end up friends with Damar by the end of the show. This is despite Ziyal being Kira's ward and Garak's lover. WordOfGod states that Kira and Garak's actors wanted to address it but the show's producers were afraid Damar couldn't be redeemed if the actors got their way, so they ignored the subject entirely. This and the above represent a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance - killing is subject to different morals for Cardassians in general, and these characters in particular.
** Quark commits numerous straight-up crimes over the course of the series and never seems to get in any permanent trouble for them. Possibly the most outrageous example is in "Invasive Procedures", where he allows an obsessed criminal and his band of mercenaries onto the station; they take the senior staff hostage while the leader jeopardizes Jadzia's life by surgically removing and kidnapping her symbiont. Kira tells him "You've crossed the line this time. You sold us out, and Dax may die because of it. Whatever happens next, one thing's certain... You're through here." Quark does come up with a ruse to help defeat the criminals, but still, the matter is never discussed again. Even actor Armin Shimerman (who plays Quark) said he thought the total lack of consequences for Quark's behavior, in general but in particular in this episode, was absurd, and made both his character and Odo (who is never able to prosecute him) look less serious.
* After the whole Bosco/Faith/Cruz shooting incident at the end of Season 4 of ''Series/ThirdWatch'', and also after the Faith/Cruz/ Mann shooting incident at the end of Season 5, enemies Faith and Cruz are soon back to work alongside each other.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
** Captain Jack is shot dead by Owen. Despite how Owen was unaware that Jack would resurrect, Jack easily forgives him.
** In that same episode, the team mutinies against Jack and unintentionally releases a giant monster that steals the life force of anyone its giant shadow falls upon. Jack manages to destroy it by letting it feed of him. However, the effort leaves him dead for three days, which is the longest to date that he's ever stayed dead. He still forgives the team, minutes after reviving.
** In "Cyberwoman", we find out Ianto's been hiding a dangerous [[KillerRobot Cyberman]] in the basement. He endangers the whole planet, tells the main character he wants him dead and is forgiven by the end of the episode.
** In "Exit Wounds", Captain Jack forgives his brother, Grey, for burying him alive for almost exactly 1900 years. By 'alive' we mean that he suffocated to death and then revived every couple of minutes for nineteen centuries as the city of Cardiff is established above him. Mind you, this is after Grey has John Hart systematically blow up Cardiff, in addition to stabbing Jack in the back (literally!) when they're first reunited. Jack blames his own failure to protect his brother for being the root cause of all this. And he didn't know what had happened to Owen and Tosh until after the forgiving.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'':
** Damon. Over and over and '''''over again'''''. He murders people on a whim, uses his MindControl powers to [[DoubleStandardRapeSciFi effectively rape people]], torments his brother and murders his best friend, it's strongly implied he was about to force himself on Elena when her brother interrupted them, in response he murdered him and within a few episodes they're acting as he's just one of the team. When he does something that isn't ''reprehensible'' they act as though he's done something laudable, as opposed to adhering to minimum standards of acceptable behavior. Then he does something not-horrifying, and it makes everyone think "well, maybe he can change..." and then he kills someone [[KickTheDog just to prove that he's still evil]]. The only reason they haven't killed him is because he's Stefan's brother and he can't bring himself to kill him)
** Played with when Esther ([[SelfMadeOrphan who was murdered centuries ago by her son Klaus]]) [[BackFromTheDead returns from the dead]]. Klaus fully expects her to take revenge against him, but instead she forgives him immediately and attempts to bring the entire family together. It later turns out that [[spoiler:while she truly does love Klaus and has forgiven him, she regrets turning her children into vampires and wants to wipe out the whole race.]]



* In the 2-part episode "Home" from early in the second season of ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' , President Laura Roslin is not only easily forgiven by Commander Adama for her dissent at the end of the first season that threatened to tear the Colonial Fleet apart, she's easily ''reinstated''. A mere handful of episodes later, Adama begins to fall in love with her.



* In ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'', Paige ambushes Emily at the pool and holds her head under water to get back at her for a perceived slight (she thought Emily had told their coach about a homophobic remark Paige made, and was jealous of Emily's faster times to begin with). She does apologize in the next episode, but it's a little perplexing that her just saying "sorry" was enough to make Emily totally comfortable swimming alone with her when it had only been a couple of days.
* Jirou from ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' gets away with [[spoiler:kidnapping and attempting to rape Yuri]]. Even Yuri is buddy-buddy with him the next time they meet.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Skye lies about her true reasons for joining S.H.I.E.L.D. and leaks classified information to her old boyfriend, who then sells it to Centipede, resulting in the deaths of several people. Coulson does make her wear a bracelet that keeps her from using her hacking skills for a few episodes, but otherwise doesn't seem to hold it against her, Fitz and Simmons forgive her instantly, and when Ward hasn't forgiven her in the ''very next episode'' it's treated as him being incredibly petty (and of course, he comes around by the end of it too). May never liked Skye much to begin with, but doesn't seem to hold any resentment over the betrayal.
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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'':
** Inverted at the end when Vanellope Von Schweetz takes her rightful place as [[spoiler:princess of ''Sugar Rush'']], and all the other racers who teased, taunted and made fun of her grovel for forgiveness. [[spoiler:Vanellope, in a voice that's equal parts sweetness and cynicism, has them ordered to be executed. She's just kidding though -- she just wants to see the others freak out in a panic.]]
** Played straight in an earlier scene in which Ralph betrays Vanellope and pretty much sold her to King Candy. When he returns to save her, she's not even angry with him and immediately accepts him. (He ''did'' think he was doing it to save the game world, and, or ''especially,'' Vanellope herself who is unable to leave the game, and he did break her out of the dungeon and present her with the perfectly-restored car, but the scene where [[spoiler:he destroys the car they built together in the first place]] is considered ''the'' biggest TearJerker in a movie with a decent list of 'em. She could have been angry for more than ''three seconds.'')
* Twitch and the rest of Lotso's minions in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' were pretty much friends again despite what they did to the rest of the toys.

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[[folder:Films [[folder:Film -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'':
** Inverted at
In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', [[spoiler:Xibalba caused the end when Vanellope Von Schweetz takes her rightful place as [[spoiler:princess of ''Sugar Rush'']], and all the other racers who teased, taunted and made fun of her grovel for forgiveness. [[spoiler:Vanellope, in a voice that's equal parts sweetness and cynicism, has them ordered to be executed. She's just kidding though -- she just wants to see the others freak out in a panic.]]
** Played straight in an earlier scene in which Ralph betrays Vanellope and pretty much sold her to King Candy. When he returns to save her, she's not even angry with him and immediately accepts
whole mess, but La Muerte easily forgave him. (He ''did'' think Justified that he was doing it to save the game world, and, or ''especially,'' Vanellope herself who is unable to leave the game, and he did break her out of the dungeon and present her with the perfectly-restored car, but the scene where [[spoiler:he destroys the car they built together in the first place]] is considered ''the'' biggest TearJerker in a movie with a decent list of 'em. She could have been angry for more than ''three seconds.'')
* Twitch and the rest of Lotso's minions in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' were pretty much friends again despite what they did to the rest of the toys.
honored his deal this time.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', Hiccup's mother Valka was absent for 20 years, living in the dragon sanctuary. When Hiccup, and later Stoick, meet with her, their joy at being reunited with her overrides any resentment they may have felt over her disappearance.
** Mind you, Hiccup forgave practically all of his tribe in the [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon first movie]] rather easily, considering all the crap they've given to him for years.
*** The first two times Hiccup encounters Eret, the dragon hunter is working for Draco. Later they meet again after Eret's HeelFaceTurn, and Hiccup cheerily greets him with "Welcome aboard, dragon-rider!" Justified in that Hiccup prefers a peaceful solution to one of violence and is glad to have won Eret over to his way of thinking. Also Eret was riding with Astrid on the back of her dragon Stormfly, so Hiccup presumably trusted his girlfriend's judgement in this matter.
* [[spoiler:Lord Business, the BigBad,]] was forgiven with open arms in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' despite nearly causing the end of the world. [[spoiler: Possibly because Lord Business is based on the boy's father, and the boy had just reconciled with him in the real world concerning the same issue that led him to cast him as a villain.]]
* A rather [[TropesAreNotGood idiotic]] example occurs in the Creator/VideoBrinquedo film ''Little & Big Monsters''. Near the climax of the film, the protagonist Dr. Crumb confesses to his niece Amanda that all the stories he told about her involving his many adventures fighting alien invasions were not true. Despite being lied to for pretty much all of her life, she still forgives him without being mad in the slightest.
* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'', Melody easily forgives the children who laughed at her at her birthday party.



* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'', Melody easily forgives the children who laughed at her at her birthday party.
* [[spoiler: Lord Business the BigBad]] was forgiven with open arms in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' despite nearly causing the end of the world. [[spoiler: Possibly because Lord Business is based on the boy's father, and the boy had just reconciled with him in the real world concerning the same issue that led him to cast him as a villain.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', [[spoiler:Xibalba caused the whole mess, but La Muerte easily forgave him. Justified that he honored his deal this time.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', [[spoiler:Xibalba caused ''Disney/PeterPan'', Wendy holds no grudge against Tinker Bell despite the whole mess, but La Muerte easily forgave him. Justified fact that she just tried to ''get her killed''. In fact, right after Peter says that he honored his deal this time.]] is banishing Tink ''forever'', Wendy gets him to reconsider.



* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', Hiccup's mother Valka was absent for 20 years, living in the dragon sanctuary. When Hiccup, and later Stoick, meet with her, their joy at being reunited with her overrides any resentment they may have felt over her disappearance.
** Mind you, Hiccup forgave practically all of his tribe in the [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon first movie]] rather easily, considering all the crap they've given to him for years.
*** The first two times Hiccup encounters Eret, the dragon hunter is working for Draco. Later they meet again after Eret's HeelFaceTurn, and Hiccup cheerily greets him with "Welcome aboard, dragon-rider!" Justified in that Hiccup prefers a peaceful solution to one of violence and is glad to have won Eret over to his way of thinking. Also Eret was riding with Astrid on the back of her dragon Stormfly, so Hiccup presumably trusted his girlfriend's judgement in this matter.
* In ''Disney/PeterPan'', Wendy holds no grudge against Tinker Bell despite the fact that she just tried to ''get her killed''. In fact, right after Peter says that he is banishing Tink ''forever'', Wendy gets him to reconsider.
* A rather [[TropesAreNotGood idiotic]] example occurs in the Creator/VideoBrinquedo film ''Little & Big Monsters''. Near the climax of the film, the protagonist Dr. Crumb confesses to his niece Amanda that all the stories he told about her involving his many adventures fighting alien invasions were not true. Despite being lied to for pretty much all of her life, she still forgives him without being mad in the slightest.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', Hiccup's mother Valka was absent for 20 years, living in ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': Even though the dragon sanctuary. When Hiccup, Imp steals the LovePotion and later Stoick, meet with her, their joy at being reunited with her overrides any resentment they may have felt over her disappearance.
** Mind you, Hiccup forgave practically all of his tribe in
ends up love potioning half the [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon first movie]] rather easily, considering all forest, he's forgiven the crap they've given to him for years.
*** The first two times Hiccup encounters Eret, the dragon hunter is working for Draco. Later they meet again
moment after Eret's HeelFaceTurn, and Hiccup cheerily greets him with "Welcome aboard, dragon-rider!" Justified in that Hiccup prefers a peaceful solution to one of violence and is glad to have won Eret over to his way of thinking. Also Eret was riding with Astrid on the elves manage to steal back of her dragon Stormfly, so Hiccup presumably trusted his girlfriend's judgement in this matter.
* In ''Disney/PeterPan'', Wendy holds no grudge against Tinker Bell despite
the fact that she just tried to ''get her killed''. In fact, right after Peter says that he is banishing Tink ''forever'', Wendy gets him to reconsider.
potion from him.
* A rather [[TropesAreNotGood idiotic]] example occurs in Twitch and the Creator/VideoBrinquedo film ''Little & Big Monsters''. Near the climax rest of the film, the protagonist Dr. Crumb confesses to his niece Amanda that all the stories he told about her involving his many adventures fighting alien invasions Lotso's minions in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' were not true. Despite being lied to for pretty much friends again despite what they did to the rest of the toys.
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'':
** Inverted at the end when Vanellope Von Schweetz takes her rightful place as [[spoiler:princess of ''Sugar Rush'']], and
all the other racers who teased, taunted and made fun of her life, grovel for forgiveness. [[spoiler:Vanellope, in a voice that's equal parts sweetness and cynicism, has them ordered to be executed. She's just kidding though -- she still forgives just wants to see the others freak out in a panic.]]
** Played straight in an earlier scene in which Ralph betrays Vanellope and pretty much sold her to King Candy. When he returns to save her, she's not even angry with
him without being mad and immediately accepts him. (He ''did'' think he was doing it to save the game world, and, or ''especially,'' Vanellope herself who is unable to leave the game, and he did break her out of the dungeon and present her with the perfectly-restored car, but the scene where [[spoiler:he destroys the car they built together in the slightest.first place]] is considered ''the'' biggest TearJerker in a movie with a decent list of 'em. She could have been angry for more than ''three seconds.'')



* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'':
** Raimundo is on the receiving end after willingly turning evil and then back again. Omi does express suspicion about him from time to time.
** To some extent, Jack Spicer. Ever since he assisted in the recapture of Wuya, Omi has held out hope that he will change sides. Needless to say, when Jack wants to join the monks in "The Apprentice", Omi is very quick to move past all the bad blood between the two, despite none of the other Dragons trusting him. Unfortunately, their distrust is proven right. [[spoiler: The surprise is that Jack really did want to change; he was just scared of failing.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** The team were willing to sweep Hawkgirl's assignment from the Thanagarian Empire under the rug at the end of the episode because she's one of the TrueCompanions (with Superman, who's big on second chances, casting the deciding vote), but she resigns from the team. She spends a season mostly off-camera doing some soul-searching and still has to save the world a few more times before Wonder Woman's fine with having Hawkgirl in the Justice League again. It remains a sore spot for her and detractors of the Justice League still bring up that the League let Hawkgirl back on the team after what she did... a sore spot that Lex Luthor is [[MagnificentBastard notably willing to exploit]].
** Supes is like this too in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "The Call". [[spoiler:After Barda suggests killing the alien creatures that have {{Brainwashed}} Superman, possibly for years, Superman himself makes a case for mercy. (Leading Warhawk to sarcastically say that he's ''definitely'' back to normal.)]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Mark Chang goes from Timmy's enemy to a good friend after his HeelFaceTurn. This is despite the fact that Mark has threatened to slurp out Timmy's brain through a bendy straw, kidnapped his babysitter (he ''liked'' that), tried to kill him in death combat, and launched a weapon that he thought would destroy the Earth.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** Goliath readily forgives anyone who stops attacking and tries to undo whatever they've done. Even if two minutes before that they were roaring at each other and fighting tooth and nail. It's most apparent in that lengthy section in season two where he and a few others were being sent all over the world by Avalon. Of course, those few times when he ''wasn't'' attacked right off the bat and tried being friendly first didn't work that well...
** It works the other way: Xanatos explicitly says that he considers revenge a sucker's game, and is happy to make trouble with even those who've betrayed him... of course, betray him once, and you'd better stay useful.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** In "Ill-Suited" Ron is let off the hook despite lying to Kim, cheating at a major sporting event and stealing high tech weaponry that put lives in danger. Kim forgave him and Barkin let him stay on the team. [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Although he did have to do 20 crabwalk laps around the field.]] It is a stark reminder of how in Season 1 Kim was grounded just for lying.
** On the villainous side of the fence, consider Drakken and Shego's PostscriptSeason appearances up through "Mad Dogs And Aliens". On two different occasions, Shego was busted out of prison by other villains, and gave no thought to Drakken (except to yell "Later, loser!" on her way out). In [=MDaA=], Drakken orders Warmonga to throw Shego out, then holds her captive intending to make her watch Warmonga score the victory over Kimmie that she never could (and [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou claims as her prerogative]]). Really, it's amazing that they were on speaking terms, much less working together, in later episodes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'':
''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Raimundo is on While Finn and Jake regularly beat up Ice King whenever he's doing something evil, if he isn't doing anything bad at the receiving end after willingly turning evil and then back again. Omi does express suspicion time they treat him like an acquaintance who's awkward but basically a good guy. Apparently they forget all about how he's a stalking, kidnapping, sexually harassing, brainwashing creep who should be avoided. Even Princess Bubblegum, who is regularly kidnapped by him, invited him from time to time.
** To some extent, Jack Spicer. Ever
the princess potluck. As of "Holly Jolly Secrets", this may be a bit more {{justified|trope}} since he assisted in [[spoiler:it's revealed to the recapture of Wuya, Omi has held out hope characters (and the audience) that he will change sides. Needless to say, when Jack wants to join the monks in "The Apprentice", Omi is very quick to move past all the bad blood between the two, despite none of the other Dragons trusting him. Unfortunately, their distrust is proven right. [[spoiler: The surprise is that Jack really did want to change; he was just scared of failing.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** The team were willing to sweep Hawkgirl's assignment from the Thanagarian Empire
Ice King's actions are under the rug influence of his magical crown]].
** Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum seem pretty okay with [[TooDumbToLive Lemongrab]], even though he previously tortured Finn and Jake and tried to do the same to the princess, and basically treats Princess Bubblegum like garbage on occassion. The reason he is forgiven for his crimes is because of his AmbiguousDisorder.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' parodies and lampshades this trope plenty of times, mostly towards Stan and Roger. One particular example is the episode where Stan got addicted to crack and prevented Steve from getting sex from a hot girlfriend who's into nerds. While, by the end of the episode Steve was still bitter at him, Stan mentions he'll forgive him.
* Dodie from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''. She is [[TheScrappy hated]] by fans and seen as a two-faced, backstabbing BitchInSheepsClothing. For some reason Ginger never ditches Dodie even as adults in the DistantFinale. It's most noticeable when Dodie and Macie tried to break-up Ginger with her new boyfriend because they were upset she wasn't spending enough time with them. Ginger calls them out
at the end of the episode because she's one of the TrueCompanions (with Superman, who's big on second chances, casting the deciding vote), but she resigns from the team. She spends a season mostly off-camera doing some soul-searching and still has to save the world a few more times before Wonder Woman's fine with having Hawkgirl yet in the Justice League again. It remains a sore spot for her and detractors of the Justice League still bring up that the League let Hawkgirl back on the team after what she did... a sore spot that Lex Luthor is [[MagnificentBastard notably willing to exploit]].
** Supes is like this too in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
very next episode "The Call". [[spoiler:After Barda suggests killing there are [[KarmaHoudini no consequences]]. Ginger references the alien creatures that have {{Brainwashed}} Superman, possibly for years, Superman himself makes a case for mercy. (Leading Warhawk to sarcastically say that he's ''definitely'' back to normal.)]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Mark Chang goes from Timmy's enemy to a good friend after his HeelFaceTurn. This is despite the fact that Mark has threatened to slurp out Timmy's brain through a bendy straw, kidnapped his babysitter (he ''liked'' that), tried to kill him in death combat, and launched a weapon that he thought would destroy the Earth.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** Goliath readily forgives anyone who stops attacking and tries to undo whatever they've done. Even if two minutes before that they were roaring at each other and fighting tooth and nail. It's most apparent in that lengthy section in season two where he and a few others were being sent all over the world by Avalon. Of course, those few times when he ''wasn't'' attacked right off the bat and tried being friendly first didn't work that well...
** It works the other way: Xanatos explicitly says that he considers revenge a sucker's game, and is happy to make trouble with even those who've betrayed him... of course, betray him once, and you'd better stay useful.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** In "Ill-Suited" Ron is let off the hook despite lying to Kim, cheating at a major sporting event and stealing high tech weaponry that put lives in danger. Kim forgave him and Barkin let him stay on the team. [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Although he did have to do 20 crabwalk laps around the field.]] It is a stark reminder of how in Season 1 Kim was grounded just for lying.
** On the villainous side of the fence, consider Drakken and Shego's PostscriptSeason appearances up through "Mad Dogs And Aliens". On two different occasions, Shego was busted out of prison by other villains, and gave no thought to Drakken (except to yell "Later, loser!" on her way out). In [=MDaA=], Drakken orders Warmonga to throw Shego out, then holds her captive intending to make her watch Warmonga score the victory over Kimmie that she never could (and [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou claims as her prerogative]]). Really,
situation so it's amazing that they were on speaking terms, much less working together, in later episodes.not a case of NegativeContinuity either.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ComicBook/TheFalcon helps [[spoiler:ComicBook/RedSkull]] capture the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. However, the fact he does so while [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy]] apparently still makes him eligible for helping Franchise/TheAvengers during "Code White" emergencies. To boot, the team doesn't forgive him onscreen. Consequently, the show makes no implication that they did so until he becomes one of many crimefighters to come BackForTheFinale.



* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': In "Public Enemy No. 1", DM gets amnesia and is cajoled by Baron Greenback into going on a crime spree. When he gets his memory back he is obviously told what he had done and apologizes to Colonel K (who had initially told Penfold to arrest him). "Injured in the line of duty," Colonel K explains away.
* Franchise/{{DCAU}}:
** Downplayed in the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', "Legacy". Lois, Supergirl, and Jimmy are willing to forget everything Superman did while brainwashed by Darkseid, but not many others are. It took almost two years for the whole world to accept the truth about what really happened and forgive him.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
*** The team were willing to sweep Hawkgirl's assignment from the Thanagarian Empire under the rug at the end of the episode because she's one of the TrueCompanions (with Superman, who's big on second chances, casting the deciding vote), but she resigns from the team. She spends a season mostly off-camera doing some soul-searching and still has to save the world a few more times before Wonder Woman's fine with having Hawkgirl in the Justice League again. It remains a sore spot for her and detractors of the Justice League still bring up that the League let Hawkgirl back on the team after what she did... a sore spot that Lex Luthor is [[MagnificentBastard notably willing to exploit]].
** Supes is like this too in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "The Call". [[spoiler:After Barda suggests killing the alien creatures that have {{Brainwashed}} Superman, possibly for years, Superman himself makes a case for mercy. (Leading Warhawk to sarcastically say that he's ''definitely'' back to normal.)]]
** In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Inqueling", the villain Inque is betrayed by her SpoiledBrat daughter Deanna; Batman lets her go despite her crimes. However, at the end of the episode, it is clear that Inque is very much alive, and the ending suggests that Deanna's punishment for what she did will ''not'' be pleasant. However, this issue is resolved in the comic book adaptation of the series. The first part of the story gives an backstory for Inque herself, showing that her powers were given to her when she was a starving, homeless young woman, pregnant with Deanna; she allowed a MadScientist to experiment on her in exchange for food and shelter, which resulted in her gaining her powers, but he went back on his word. Deanna was born before the mutation had its full effect, but when it did, the disease was cured and her life was saved. In the present day, Deanna is now in the hospital with the same disease that her mother once had. Despite her daughter's betrayal, Inque desires nothing more than Deanna's well-being, pausing only to feed a small droplet of her own substance into Deanna's IV cord before she vanishes.



* Everyone from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' with the exception of [[BreakTheHaughty Heather]]. Becomes a bit ridiculous by season three, when [[SassyBlackWoman Leshawna]] [[WhatTheHellHero openly brags about]] ''[[DisproportionateRetribution knocking her tooth out]]'' even ''after'' she should have realized it was totally unjustified (as Heather had been trying to ''help'' her at the time). [[OnlySaneMan Bridgette]] calls the others out on this toward the end of the show.

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* Everyone On ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', Mark Chang goes from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Timmy's enemy to a good friend after his HeelFaceTurn. This is despite the fact that Mark has threatened to slurp out Timmy's brain through a bendy straw, kidnapped his babysitter (he ''liked'' that), tried to kill him in death combat, and launched a weapon that he thought would destroy the Earth.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Cleveland is still friends
with Quagmire even after sleeping with Loretta, ruining his marriage, and ultimately leading him to [[WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow leave Quahog]].
** Peter also forgives Quagmire, despite numerous sexual schemes with Lois (also Meg once), and that time he nearly beat Brian to death.
** Meg always forgives her family for all
the exception of [[BreakTheHaughty Heather]]. Becomes bullshit they dump on her.
* It seems that no matter what horrible thing Bender does on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' (put his friends lives at risk, work them as slaves, basically anything) they'll never hold
a bit ridiculous by grudge for long. Flexo may be the biggest example; the second time he appeared, he very quickly accepts Bender's apology for framing him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'':
** Goliath readily forgives anyone who stops attacking and tries to undo whatever they've done. Even if two minutes before that they were roaring at each other and fighting tooth and nail. It's most apparent in that lengthy section in
season three, when [[SassyBlackWoman Leshawna]] [[WhatTheHellHero openly brags about]] ''[[DisproportionateRetribution knocking her tooth out]]'' even ''after'' she should have realized it was totally unjustified (as Heather had been trying to ''help'' her at the time). [[OnlySaneMan Bridgette]] calls the two where he and a few others out were being sent all over the world by Avalon. Of course, those few times when he ''wasn't'' attacked right off the bat and tried being friendly first didn't work that well...
** It works the other way: Xanatos explicitly says that he considers revenge a sucker's game, and is happy to make trouble with even those who've betrayed him... of course, betray him once, and you'd better stay useful.
* ''WesternAnimation/GodTheDevilAndBob'': No matter how much destruction he causes and despite his main goal being the destruction of humanity, the Devil is always
on this toward friendly terms with God by the end of the show.episode. And most of the time it's ''God'' who ends up apologizing to ''him''.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls:''
** In the very first episode, the gnomes [[spoiler:attempt to kidnap Mabel and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force her to marry them]], afterwards combining to form a giant gnome and attacking both Mabel and Dipper]]. Yet in ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets,'' Dipper and Mabel become their allies -- [[spoiler: and they ''again'' prove themselves untrustworthy by lying to them in order to use them as pawns to steal the Gemulets, which are not rightfully theirs. Even after this, Mabel and Dipper don't appear to consider them full enemies.]]
--->'''Mabel:''' ''(discussing invitations to their birthday party)'' Let's see, where do we stand with the gnomes?
** Grunkle Stan has outright lied to his family regarding who he is and had hidden a lot of truths from them but especially [[spoiler:the fact that he has the other Journals that Dipper has been searching for and the fact that he knows all along who the author of the Journals is]]. Obviously, Dipper, Mabel and Soos but especially the former are outraged at him for hiding such revelations especially considering the fact that the Portal attempt could potentially bring an end to the world but as soon as they hear out his DarkAndTroubledPast and are made aware of his intentions to save his brother, none of them seem to hold any form of grudge towards him. This also applies to Mabel herself as despite straight-up betraying her brother in a critical moment in favor of a criminal, Dipper doesn't seem to hold any grudges towards her.
** [[spoiler:Gideon Gleeful gets a redemption arc in the finale and is accepted as a friend by the twins, despite the fact that he summoned [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] in order to steal the deed to their uncle's home and made attempts on the lives of both Mabel and Dipper ''repeatedly'' (imprisoning them with dynamite, trying to slice Dipper open with a lamb shears.)]]
** Ford Pines have continually acted hostile towards Stanley throughout his whole life. He turned his back against Stan when the latter ruined a project that is supposed to send him to a pristine college. He only calls him ten years later just for a menial task and has no intention of reconciling with him at all, even declaring him a failure just for that one accident before. When Stan spends 30 years to rescue from the Portal, he only cared about the fact that he endangers the world and that he nearly ruined an opportunity to destroy Bill in the process and not the fact that Stan actually saved him. He also demands that Stanley give his identity back, end his whole Mystery Shack business and move out of his house just because his criminal influence stains his own property and deliberately refused to thank him for all he had done. He also insensitively dismissed Mabel as a burden to Dipper simply because she acted like his brother and associate her as such ([[UngratefulBastard Despite previously aiding Ford in claiming the Unicorn hair that protects them from the Bill's influence]]) in which Mabel overheard. Yet as soon as he helped end Weirdmageddon in the process, neither of the two holds any sort of grudge towards him for it and treats him like a close family, and he gets off without a sincere thank or apology for what he had done.
* Corey Riffin from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' is on friendly terms with Nick Mallory for influencing him to make Trina go into "Diary Mode".
* ''WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers'' has Zhalia easily forgiven [[spoiler:after Lok, Dante, and Sophie discover she's TheMole for the BigBad]]. See the quote.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** In "Ill-Suited" Ron is let off the hook despite lying to Kim, cheating at a major sporting event and stealing high tech weaponry that put lives in danger. Kim forgave him and Barkin let him stay on the team. [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Although he did have to do 20 crabwalk laps around the field.]] It is a stark reminder of how in Season 1 Kim was grounded just for lying.
** On the villainous side of the fence, consider Drakken and Shego's PostscriptSeason appearances up through "Mad Dogs And Aliens". On two different occasions, Shego was busted out of prison by other villains, and gave no thought to Drakken (except to yell "Later, loser!" on her way out). In [=MDaA=], Drakken orders Warmonga to throw Shego out, then holds her captive intending to make her watch Warmonga score the victory over Kimmie that she never could (and [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou claims as her prerogative]]). Really, it's amazing that they were on speaking terms, much less working together, in later episodes.



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has Skips being forgiven for [[spoiler:killing Rigby over a game of arm wrestling. Rigby was really cool about the whole thing.]]
-->'''Skips:''' Uh... Sorry for, you know, [[spoiler:killing you]] back there... It was unprofessional.
-->[[spoiler:'''Rigby''']]''':''' Huh?...You know what? Water under the bridge.
* ''HuntikSecretsAndSeekers'' has Zhalia easily forgiven [[spoiler:after Lok, Dante, and Sophie discover she's TheMole for the BigBad]]. See the quote.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has Skips being forgiven for [[spoiler:killing Rigby over a game of arm wrestling. Rigby was really cool On ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' cartoon, Stanley doesn't seem too upset about Peggy having [[spoiler:sold him out to the whole thing.]]
-->'''Skips:''' Uh... Sorry for, you know, [[spoiler:killing you]] back there... It was unprofessional.
-->[[spoiler:'''Rigby''']]''':''' Huh?...You know what? Water under
bad guys]] in [[Film/TheMask the bridge.
* ''HuntikSecretsAndSeekers'' has Zhalia easily forgiven [[spoiler:after Lok, Dante, and Sophie discover she's TheMole for the BigBad]]. See the quote.
movie]].



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** While Finn and Jake regularly beat up Ice King whenever he's doing something evil, if he isn't doing anything bad at the time they treat him like an acquaintance who's awkward but basically a good guy. Apparently they forget all about how he's a stalking, kidnapping, sexually harassing, brainwashing creep who should be avoided. Even Princess Bubblegum, who is regularly kidnapped by him, invited him to the princess potluck. As of "Holly Jolly Secrets", this may be a bit more {{justified|trope}} since [[spoiler:it's revealed to the characters (and the audience) that the Ice King's actions are under the influence of his magical crown]].
** Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum seem pretty okay with [[TooDumbToLive Lemongrab]], even though he previously tortured Finn and Jake and tried to do the same to the princess, and basically treats Princess Bubblegum like garbage on occassion. The reason he is forgiven for his crimes is because of his AmbiguousDisorder.
* In season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', Diaspro brainwashes Sky with a love potion. She gets banished from Eraklyon for this. Come season 5 and she's back on Eraklyon working directly for King Erendor, Sky's father, with no mention of her previous banishment. It's implied that Erendor favors her, but the fact that not even Bloom mentions this at all raises a few eyebrows.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** While Finn
In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Mojo Jonesin'", four of the girls' classmates [[FantasticDrug got addicted to Chemical X]] and Jake regularly beat up Ice King whenever he's doing something evil, if he isn't doing anything bad at them up, but they're forgiven in the time they treat him like an acquaintance who's awkward but basically a good guy. Apparently they forget all about how he's a stalking, kidnapping, sexually harassing, brainwashing creep who should be avoided. Even Princess Bubblegum, who is regularly kidnapped by him, invited him to the princess potluck. As of "Holly Jolly Secrets", this may be a bit more {{justified|trope}} since [[spoiler:it's revealed to the characters (and the audience) that the Ice King's actions are under the influence of his magical crown]].
** Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum seem pretty okay with [[TooDumbToLive Lemongrab]], even though he previously tortured Finn and Jake and tried to do the same to the princess, and basically treats Princess Bubblegum like garbage on occassion. The reason he is
end.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has Skips being
forgiven for his crimes is because [[spoiler:killing Rigby over a game of his AmbiguousDisorder.
* In season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', Diaspro brainwashes Sky with a love potion. She gets banished from Eraklyon for this. Come season 5 and she's
arm wrestling. Rigby was really cool about the whole thing.]]
-->'''Skips:''' Uh... Sorry for, you know, [[spoiler:killing you]]
back on Eraklyon working directly for King Erendor, Sky's father, with no mention of her previous banishment. It's implied that Erendor favors her, but there... It was unprofessional.
-->'''[[spoiler:Rigby]]:''' Huh? ...You know what? Water under
the fact that not even Bloom mentions bridge.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' done
this at all raises a few eyebrows.plenty of times towards Bart and Homer whenever either of them causes trouble. But one particular episode "Homer Badman" has Homer accepting one little apology after being harassed by protesters after being accused of sexual harassment.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Inqueling", the villain Inque is betrayed by her SpoiledBrat daughter Deanna; Batman lets her go despite her crimes. However, at the end of the episode, it is clear that Inque is very much alive, and the ending suggests that Deanna's punishment for what she did will ''not'' be pleasant. However, this issue is resolved in the comic book adaptation of the series. The first part of the story gives an backstory for Inque herself, showing that her powers were given to her when she was a starving, homeless young woman, pregnant with Deanna; she allowed a MadScientist to experiment on her in exchange for food and shelter, which resulted in her gaining her powers, but he went back on his word. Deanna was born before the mutation had its full effect, but when it did, the disease was cured and her life was saved. In the present day, Deanna is now in the hospital with the same disease that her mother once had. Despite her daughter's betrayal, Inque desires nothing more than Deanna's well-being, pausing only to feed a small droplet of her own substance into Deanna's IV cord before she vanishes.
* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse:'' In "Public Enemy No. 1," DM gets amnesia and is cajoled by Baron Greenback into going on a crime spree. When he gets his memory back he is obviously told what he had done and apologizes to Colonel K (who had initially told Penfold to arrest him). "Injured in the line of duty," Colonel K explains away.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Mojo Jonesin'", four of the girls' classmates [[FantasticDrug got addicted to Chemical X]] and beat them up, but they're forgiven in the end.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ComicBook/TheFalcon helps [[spoiler:ComicBook/RedSkull]] capture the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk. However, the fact he does so while [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy]] apparently still makes him eligible for helping Franchise/TheAvengers during "Code White" emergencies. To boot, the team doesn't forgive him onscreen. Consequently, the show makes no implication that they did so until he becomes one of many crimefighters to come BackForTheFinale.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Cleveland is still friends with Quagmire even after sleeping with Loretta, ruining his marriage, and ultimately leading him to [[WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow leave Quahog]].
** Peter also forgives Quagmire, despite numerous sexual schemes with Lois (also Meg once), and that time he nearly beat Brian to death.
** Meg always forgives her family for all the bullshit they dump on her.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' parodies and lampshades this trope plenty of times, mostly towards Stan and Roger. One particular example is the episode where Stan got addicted to crack and prevented Steve from getting sex from a hot girlfriend who's into nerds. While, by the end of the episode Steve was still bitter at him, Stan mentions he'll forgive him.
* It seems that no matter what horrible thing Bender does on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' (put his friends lives at risk, work them as slaves, basically anything) they'll never hold a grudge for long. Flexo may be the biggest example; the second time he appeared, he very quickly accepts Bender's apology for framing him.
* ''WesternAnimation/GodTheDevilAndBob'': No matter how much destruction he causes and despite his main goal being the destruction of humanity, the Devil is always on friendly terms with God by the end of the episode. And most of the time it's ''God'' who ends up apologizing to ''him''.
* Corey Riffin from ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' is on friendly terms with Nick Mallory for influencing him to make Trina go into "Diary Mode".
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': Even though the Imp steals the LovePotion and ends up love potioning half the forest, he's forgiven the moment after the elves manage to steal back the potion from him.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' cartoon, Stanely doesn't seem too upset about Peggy having [[spoiler:sold him out to the bad guys]] in [[Film/TheMask the movie]].



* Downplayed in the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', "Legacy". Lois, Supergirl, and Jimmy are willing to forget everything Superman did while brainwashed by Darkseid, but not many others are. It took almost two years for the whole world to accept the truth about what really happened and forgive him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' done this plenty of times towards Bart and Homer whenever either of them causes trouble. But one particular episode "Homer Badman" has Homer accepting one little apology after being harassed by protesters after being accused of sexual harassment.
* In "Win Some, Lose Some" in the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', Peppermint Fizz is easily forgiven by Strawberry Shortcake for cheating at the games. Of course, it does help that Strawbrerry was never really mad at her, just sad at her failure to understand that the important pa
* Dodie from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''. She is [[TheScrappy hated]] by fans and seen as a two-faced, backstabbing BitchInSheepsClothing. For some reason Ginger never ditches Dodie even as adults in the DistantFinale. It's most noticeable when Dodie and Macie tried to break-up Ginger with her new boyfriend because they were upset she wasn't spending enough time with them. Ginger calls them out at the end of the episode yet in the very next episode there are [[KarmaHoudini no consequences]]. Ginger references the situation so it's not a case of NegativeContinuity either.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls:''
** In the very first episode, the gnomes [[spoiler:attempt to kidnap Mabel and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force her to marry them]], afterwards combining to form a giant gnome and attacking both Mabel and Dipper]]. Yet in ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets,'' Dipper and Mabel become their allies--[[spoiler: and they ''again'' prove themselves untrustworthy by lying to them in order to use them as pawns to steal the Gemulets, which are not rightfully theirs. Even after this, Mabel and Dipper don't appear to consider them full enemies.]]
---> '''Mabel:''' ''(discussing invitations to their birthday party)'' Let's see, where do we stand with the gnomes?
** Grunkle Stan has outright lied to his family regarding who he is and had hidden a lot of truths from them but especially [[spoiler:the fact that he has the other Journals that Dipper has been searching for and the fact that he knows all along who the author of the Journals is]]. Obviously, Dipper, Mabel and Soos but especially the former are outraged at him for hiding such revelations especially considering the fact that the Portal attempt could potentially bring an end to the world but as soon as they hear out his DarkAndTroubledPast and are made aware of his intentions to save his brother, none of them seem to hold any form of grudge towards him. This also applies to Mabel herself as despite straight-up betraying her brother in a critical moment in favor of a criminal, Dipper doesn't seem to hold any grudges towards her.
** [[spoiler:Gideon Gleeful gets a redemption arc in the finale and is accepted as a friend by the twins, despite the fact that he summoned [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] in order to steal the deed to their uncle's home and made attempts on the lives of both Mabel and Dipper ''repeatedly'' (imprisoning them with dynamite, trying to slice Dipper open with a lamb shears.)]]
** Ford Pines have continually acted hostile towards Stanley throughout his whole life. He turned his back against Stan when the latter ruined a project that is supposed to send him to a pristine college. He only calls him ten years later just for a menial task and has no intention of reconciling with him at all, even declaring him a failure just for that one accident before. When Stan spends 30 years to rescue from the Portal, he only cared about the fact that he endangers the world and that he nearly ruined an opportunity to destroy Bill in the process and not the fact that Stan actually saved him. He also demands that Stanley give his identity back, end his whole Mystery Shack business and move out of his house just because his criminal influence stains his own property and deliberately refused to thank him for all he had done. He also insensitively dismissed Mabel as a burden to Dipper simply because she acted like his brother and associate her as such ([[UngratefulBastard Despite previously aiding Ford in claiming the Unicorn hair that protects them from the Bill's influence]]) in which Mabel overheard. Yet as soon as he helped end Weirdmageddon in the process, neither of the two holds any sort of grudge towards him for it and treats him like a close family, and he gets off without a sincere thank or apology for what he had done.

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* Downplayed in the SeriesFinale of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', "Legacy". Lois, Supergirl, and Jimmy are willing to forget everything Superman did while brainwashed by Darkseid, but not many others are. It took almost two years for the whole world to accept the truth about what really happened and forgive him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' done this plenty of times towards Bart and Homer whenever either of them causes trouble. But one particular episode "Homer Badman" has Homer accepting one little apology after being harassed by protesters after being accused of sexual harassment.
* In "Win Some, Lose Some" in the 2003 ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', Peppermint Fizz is easily forgiven by Strawberry Shortcake for cheating at the games. %% Of course, it does help that Strawbrerry was never really mad at her, just sad at her failure to understand that the important pa
* Dodie Everyone from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''. She is [[TheScrappy hated]] ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' with the exception of [[BreakTheHaughty Heather]]. Becomes a bit ridiculous by fans and seen as a two-faced, backstabbing BitchInSheepsClothing. For some reason Ginger never ditches Dodie season three, when [[SassyBlackWoman Leshawna]] [[WhatTheHellHero openly brags about]] ''[[DisproportionateRetribution knocking her tooth out]]'' even as adults in ''after'' she should have realized it was totally unjustified (as Heather had been trying to ''help'' her at the DistantFinale. It's most noticeable when Dodie and Macie tried to break-up Ginger with her new boyfriend because they were upset she wasn't spending enough time with them. Ginger time). [[OnlySaneMan Bridgette]] calls them the others out at on this toward the end of the episode yet in the very next episode there are [[KarmaHoudini no consequences]]. Ginger references the situation so it's not a case show.
* In season 3
of NegativeContinuity either.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls:''
** In the very first episode, the gnomes [[spoiler:attempt to kidnap Mabel and [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force her to marry them]], afterwards combining to form a giant gnome and attacking both Mabel and Dipper]]. Yet in ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets,'' Dipper and Mabel become their allies--[[spoiler: and they ''again'' prove themselves untrustworthy by lying to them in order to use them as pawns to steal the Gemulets, which are not rightfully theirs. Even after this, Mabel and Dipper don't appear to consider them full enemies.]]
---> '''Mabel:''' ''(discussing invitations to their birthday party)'' Let's see, where do we stand
''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', Diaspro brainwashes Sky with the gnomes?
** Grunkle Stan has outright lied to his family regarding who he is and had hidden
a lot of truths love potion. She gets banished from them but especially [[spoiler:the fact Eraklyon for this. Come season 5 and she's back on Eraklyon working directly for King Erendor, Sky's father, with no mention of her previous banishment. It's implied that he has the other Journals that Dipper has been searching for and Erendor favors her, but the fact that he knows not even Bloom mentions this at all along who raises a few eyebrows.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'':
** Raimundo is on
the author of receiving end after willingly turning evil and then back again. Omi does express suspicion about him from time to time.
** To some extent, Jack Spicer. Ever since he assisted in
the Journals is]]. Obviously, Dipper, Mabel and Soos but especially the former are outraged at him for hiding such revelations especially considering the fact recapture of Wuya, Omi has held out hope that he will change sides. Needless to say, when Jack wants to join the Portal attempt could potentially bring an end monks in "The Apprentice", Omi is very quick to move past all the world but as soon as they hear out his DarkAndTroubledPast and are made aware of his intentions to save his brother, bad blood between the two, despite none of them seem to hold any form of grudge towards the other Dragons trusting him. This also applies to Mabel herself as despite straight-up betraying her brother in a critical moment in favor of a criminal, Dipper doesn't seem to hold any grudges towards her.
** [[spoiler:Gideon Gleeful gets a redemption arc in the finale and is accepted as a friend by the twins, despite the fact that he summoned [[BigBad Bill Cipher]] in order to steal the deed to
Unfortunately, their uncle's home and made attempts on the lives of both Mabel and Dipper ''repeatedly'' (imprisoning them with dynamite, trying to slice Dipper open with a lamb shears.)]]
** Ford Pines have continually acted hostile towards Stanley throughout his whole life. He turned his back against Stan when the latter ruined a project
distrust is proven right. [[spoiler: The surprise is that is supposed Jack really did want to send him to a pristine college. He only calls him ten years later change; he was just for a menial task and has no intention scared of reconciling with him at all, even declaring him a failure just for that one accident before. When Stan spends 30 years to rescue from the Portal, he only cared about the fact that he endangers the world and that he nearly ruined an opportunity to destroy Bill in the process and not the fact that Stan actually saved him. He also demands that Stanley give his identity back, end his whole Mystery Shack business and move out of his house just because his criminal influence stains his own property and deliberately refused to thank him for all he had done. He also insensitively dismissed Mabel as a burden to Dipper simply because she acted like his brother and associate her as such ([[UngratefulBastard Despite previously aiding Ford in claiming the Unicorn hair that protects them from the Bill's influence]]) in which Mabel overheard. Yet as soon as he helped end Weirdmageddon in the process, neither of the two holds any sort of grudge towards him for it and treats him like a close family, and he gets off without a sincere thank or apology for what he had done.failing.]]



* As depicted in ''Film/{{Invictus}}'': After spending 28 years as a political prisoner on Robbins Island, Nelson Mandela is released and within a few years becomes President of South Africa. Incredibly, one of the first things he does is hire for his cabinet ''some of the same men who had worked for the previous government that had imprisoned him''. Those years on Robbins Island made him change and he came out wiser and older so his strategy became less "''Black Power!''" and became "''I'll show you that we can live in peace as equals.''". He didn't forget but he didn't want black people to become NotSoDifferent when he changed the country. There's a reason he said this:

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* As depicted in ''Film/{{Invictus}}'': After spending 28 years as a political prisoner on Robbins Island, Nelson Mandela is released and within a few years becomes President of South Africa. Incredibly, one of the first things he does is hire for his cabinet ''some of the same men who had worked for the previous government that had imprisoned him''. Those years on Robbins Island made him change and he came out wiser and older OlderAndWiser, so his strategy became less "''Black Power!''" and became more "''I'll show you that we can live in peace as equals.''". He didn't forget forget, but he didn't want black people to become NotSoDifferent when he changed the country. There's a reason he said this:



* Burt Pugagh hired thugs to throw lye in the face of his ex-girlfriend after she got engaged to another man. After he got out of prison she ''married'' him.
* At the end of World War II, UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle made a point of arranging reconciliation between France and Germany as fast as possible, and ''not'' blame Germany for the atrocities committed by the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] in France. Hitler had been able to seize power partially thanks to Germany's hatred of France after the humiliation from World War I, and he wanted to break the cycle of hatred between the two countries. Thanks to him, the two now get along pretty well. He also granted an amnesty to Marechal Petain, leader of the French Government of Vichy (who had collaborated with Nazi), arguing Petain's actions could be explained by his old age.

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* Burt Pugagh hired thugs to throw lye in the face of his ex-girlfriend after she got engaged to another man. After he got out of prison prison, she ''married'' him.
him.
* At the end of World War II, UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle made a point of arranging reconciliation between France and Germany as fast as possible, and ''not'' blame Germany for the atrocities committed by the [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] Nazis]] in France. Hitler had been able to seize power partially thanks to Germany's hatred of France after the humiliation from World War I, and he wanted to break the cycle of hatred between the two countries. Thanks to him, the two now get along pretty well. He also granted an amnesty to Marechal Petain, Marshal Pétain, leader of the French Government of Vichy (who had collaborated with Nazi), arguing Petain's Pétain's actions could be explained by his old age.


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* Usually after a new president wins an election, there is a time of national unity, where his opponents put the dirtiness of the election season behind them and give him a chance to prove himself in office before making any judgment. However, some presidents, such as UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, were denied this "honeymoon period", with the opposition party's views of him ''worsening'' post-election.
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\n* Usually after a new president wins an election, there is a time of national unity, where his opponents put the dirtiness of the election season behind them and give him a chance to prove himself in office before making any judgment. However, some presidents, such as UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, were denied this "honeymoon period", with the opposition party's views of him ''worsening'' post-election.
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