History Main / FaceHeelTurn

2nd Jun '16 1:11:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the back story of {{Euripides}}' ''Hecuba'', Achilles, hero of ''Literature/TheIliad'', defected to Troy after falling in love with Trojan princess Polyxena. And then his would-be brother-in-law Paris shot him in his AchillesHeel ''at the wedding'', and everything went pear-shaped for the Trojans.

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* In the back story of {{Euripides}}' Creator/{{Euripides}}' ''Hecuba'', Achilles, hero of ''Literature/TheIliad'', defected to Troy after falling in love with Trojan princess Polyxena. And then his would-be brother-in-law Paris shot him in his AchillesHeel ''at the wedding'', and everything went pear-shaped for the Trojans.
12th Apr '16 2:26:48 AM petersohn
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[[caption-width-right:250:[[{{Pun}} From a]] [[NiceGuy nice]] [[WisePrince prince]] to [[EvilIsDeathlyCold an]] [[AnIcePerson ice]] [[EvilPrince prince]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[{{Pun}} From a]] [[NiceGuy nice]] [[WisePrince a nice prince]] to [[EvilIsDeathlyCold an]] [[AnIcePerson ice]] [[EvilPrince an ice prince]].]]
25th Mar '16 4:26:26 PM roothorick
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* One or more villains [[MoreThanMindControl made a convincing argument]] ([[VillainHasAPoint and may actually be right]]).
* The other faces collectively went through any combination of the above (while remaining protagonists), and they did not.
26th Jan '16 2:35:40 PM Jeduthun
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See also HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, NeutralNoLonger, DealWithTheDevil, WeUsedToBeFriends, StartOfDarkness and EtTuBrute.

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See also HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, NeutralNoLonger, DealWithTheDevil, WeUsedToBeFriends, StartOfDarkness and EtTuBrute.
EtTuBrute. If the turn takes place extremely abruptly, it may include JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope.
18th Jan '16 12:21:19 PM Karxrida
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A wrestler's heel turn is often a sign that he or she is about to see his or her popularity skyrocket. Indeed, it is very common, once they have turned, to remain heels for their entire careers. Heels that become ''really'' popular may end up "naturally" becoming faces again, but it is just as likely for heels to be beloved ''because'' [[LoveToHate they are heels]]. In fact, as paradoxical as it might seem, a heel turn can help an otherwise despised wrestler become likable: fans may well resent a MarySue face character, and may be better able to relate to a character who is [[ThisLoserIsYou profoundly flawed in one way or another]]. (After all, that's what satire is all about.)

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A wrestler's heel turn is often a sign that he or she is about to see his or her popularity skyrocket. Indeed, it is very common, once they have turned, to remain heels for their entire careers. Heels that become ''really'' popular may end up "naturally" becoming faces again, but it is just as likely for heels to be beloved ''because'' [[LoveToHate they are heels]]. In fact, as paradoxical as it might seem, a heel turn can help an otherwise despised wrestler become likable: fans may well resent a MarySue face character, and may be better able to relate to a character who is [[ThisLoserIsYou profoundly flawed in one way or another]]. (After all, that's what satire is all about.)
10th Jan '16 4:42:42 PM MeerkatMario
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* [[spoiler: ''Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers'': Enzo. He used to be a friendly guy and was being nice to other people until in "Birthday freakout", after [[IdiotHero Mario]] ruins his birthday party. From then on he becomes a villain and is determined to kill Mario and the rest of the main cast. He is also actually revealed to be the [[SerialKiller shady black figure]] in "The Visitor" (2014).]]

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* [[spoiler: ''Machinima/Supermarioglitchy4sSuperMario64Bloopers'': Enzo. [[spoiler:Enzo. He used to be a friendly guy and was being nice to other people until in "Birthday freakout", Freakout", after [[IdiotHero Mario]] ruins his birthday party. From then on he becomes a villain and is determined to kill Mario and the rest of the main cast. He is also actually revealed to be the [[SerialKiller shady black figure]] in "The Visitor" (2014).]]
16th Nov '15 12:34:25 PM DoctorCooper
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In real-life the nature of HeelFaceTurn and Face-Heel Turn is subjective (one person's "[[HeelFaceTurn seeing the light]]" is another person's "[[FaceHeelTurn heartless betrayal]]" depending on what group the individual is going to or leaving) Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.

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In real-life the nature of HeelFaceTurn and Face-Heel Turn is subjective (one person's "[[HeelFaceTurn seeing the light]]" is another person's "[[FaceHeelTurn heartless betrayal]]" depending on what group the individual is going to or leaving) Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.
leaving). Therefore, Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease
9th Aug '15 7:06:07 PM bobguy3
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* This is essentially the entire plot of ''Theater/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' as the protagonist begins a sympathetic AntiHero, progresses into AntiVillain territory over the length of the first act, and finally crosses the MoralEventHorizon with gusto by intermission, largely due to SanitySlippage.

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* This is essentially the entire plot of ''Theater/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' as the protagonist begins a sympathetic AntiHero, progresses into AntiVillain territory over the length of the first act, and finally crosses the MoralEventHorizon with gusto by intermission, largely due to SanitySlippage.
4th Jul '15 11:23:40 PM JFTechServ
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Not to be confused with EvilAllAlong, in which a character that was thought to be good was, well, [[CaptainObvious evil all along]]. This trope describes a legitimate hero going to the darkside, not a DoubleAgent.

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Not to be confused with EvilAllAlong, in which a character that was thought to be good was, well, [[CaptainObvious [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin evil all along]]. This trope describes a legitimate hero going to the darkside, not a DoubleAgent.
4th Jul '15 11:21:34 PM JFTechServ
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Too many of their good deeds having come back to bite them convinces them [[BeingGoodSucks being a hero is no longer worth it]].

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[BeingGoodSucks Too many of their good deeds having come back to bite them them]] convinces them [[BeingGoodSucks being a hero is [[ThenLetMeBeEvil no longer worth it]].it.]]
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