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17th Jul '16 8:09:40 PM lalaTKG
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* Rin Tohsaka in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is constantly trying to be a typical magus (many of whom aren't that nice) while belittling Shirou for trying to be a hero. But is every route, she realizes that that just not the person she is. Most tellingly, in Heavens Feel, where she can't bring herself to kill [[spoiler: her sister Sakura, who has become an EldritchAbomination who's been (at first unknowingly) killing everyone around her.]] [[HypocrisyNod She acknowledges that she no longer has any right to berate Shirou afterwards.]]

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* Rin Tohsaka in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is constantly trying to be a typical magus (many of whom aren't that nice) while belittling Shirou for trying to be a hero. But is in every route, she realizes that that just not the person she is. Most tellingly, in Heavens Feel, where she can't bring herself to kill [[spoiler: her sister Sakura, who has become an EldritchAbomination who's been (at first unknowingly) killing everyone around her.]] [[HypocrisyNod She acknowledges that she no longer has any right to berate Shirou afterwards.]]
11th Jul '16 12:41:01 PM MinisterOfSinister
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->''"The presents! They'll be destroyed! ''And I care!'' ...What is the deal?!"''
-->-- '''The Grinch''', ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''
19th Jun '16 8:21:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Thunderbolts}}'', a series about a group of supervillains posing as a superhero team as part of a scheme by their leader Baron Zemo, most of the team have this realization sooner or later. When Zemo reveals their secret, most of them turn against him. Atlas at first thinks himself still loyal, but when Zemo goes to kill Jolt, he revolts.

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* In ''{{Thunderbolts}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', a series about a group of supervillains posing as a superhero team as part of a scheme by their leader Baron Zemo, most of the team have this realization sooner or later. When Zemo reveals their secret, most of them turn against him. Atlas at first thinks himself still loyal, but when Zemo goes to kill Jolt, he revolts.
1st Oct '15 2:10:55 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{Mistico}} tried his hand a being a rudo, liking the "all is fair in love and war" philosophy he learned his ArchNemesis Averno was living by when they were forced to team up by Wrestling/{{CMLL}}. However, after trying to live it out, Mistico realized he was no good at it and went back to wrestling as a technico.

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* Wrestling/{{Mistico}} tried his hand a being a rudo, liking the "all is fair in love and war" philosophy he learned his ArchNemesis Averno was living by when they were forced to team up by Wrestling/{{CMLL}}.Wrestling/{{CMLL}} and declared he was defending Mexico City. However, after trying to live it out, Mistico realized he was no good at it and went back to wrestling as a technico.



* His match with Caleb Konley on EVOLVE 32 was Lenny Leonard came to realization Johnny Gargano had become a baby face. Gargano wouldn't realize it himself until EVOLVE 33, when realized he couldn't sit back and watch the Premier Athlete Brand torment and attack Rich Swann any longer, even though he didn't like Swann.[[/folder]]

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* His match with Caleb Konley on EVOLVE 32 was when Lenny Leonard came to realization Johnny Gargano had become a baby face. Gargano wouldn't realize it himself until EVOLVE 33, when realized he couldn't sit back and watch the Premier Athlete Brand torment and attack Rich Swann any longer, even though he didn't like Swann.[[/folder]]
21st Sep '15 3:12:33 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick try to reform Mermaid Man's archnemesis Man-Ray, who is prevented from doing evil by a [[RestrainingBolt tickling belt]]. After many tests which Man-Ray fails, the belt goes haywire and Man-Ray begs to be freed, even saying "Please", which for [=SpongeBob=] is good enough to consider him rehabilitated. Man-Ray immediately packs all the weapons he can find and goes to the nearest bank with the intention of robbing it. However, he finds that every time he tries, he just breaks out in laughter. Realizing that "the urge to do bad is gone", he gives up being evil for good. (Or at least [[NegativeContinuity until his next appearance]].)

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick try to reform Mermaid Man's archnemesis Man-Ray, who is prevented from doing evil by a [[RestrainingBolt tickling belt]]. After many tests which Man-Ray fails, the belt goes haywire and Man-Ray begs to be freed, even saying "Please", which for [=SpongeBob=] is good enough to consider him rehabilitated. Man-Ray immediately packs all the weapons he can find and goes to the nearest bank with the intention of robbing it. However, he finds that every time he tries, he just breaks out in laughter. Realizing that "the urge to do bad is gone", he gives up being evil for good. (Or at least [[NegativeContinuity until his next appearance]].)
12th Sep '15 4:00:23 PM Malverum
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The villain realizes that he has been doing good all along, but instead of embracing this, he or she is ashamed / repulsed at it and/or considers this as ''disrespect'' to evil and either steps down or tries to live on as a villain despite this. Particularly popular with [[PragmaticVillainy]] archetypes.

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The villain realizes that he has been doing good all along, but instead of embracing this, he or she is ashamed / repulsed at it and/or considers this as ''disrespect'' to evil and either steps down or tries to live on as a villain despite this. Particularly popular with [[PragmaticVillainy]] [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Villainy]] character archetypes.
12th Sep '15 3:59:56 PM Malverum
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12th Sep '15 3:59:35 PM Malverum
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Whatever the case, now that he knows what kind of man he truly is, there's no way he'll remain one of the black hats. [[GoodIsNotNice Being nice may be optional]], but now he's one of the good guys.

See WhatYouAreInTheDark for when this happens privately, and YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre for when this comes from an outside influence. The obvious end result is a HeelFaceTurn.

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Whatever Generally there are 2 ways this can end up:

Type A
The villain realizes that doing evil is now a no-no for him or her, and he [[HeelFaceTurn turns to
the case, now side of good.]] Obviously more common in works more on the ideal side of the spectrum, but has become increasingly popular in mature works.

Type B
The villain realizes
that he knows what kind of man he truly is, there's no way he'll remain one of the black hats. [[GoodIsNotNice Being nice may be optional]], but now he's one of the has been doing good guys.

See WhatYouAreInTheDark for when
all along, but instead of embracing this, he or she is ashamed / repulsed at it and/or considers this happens privately, as ''disrespect'' to evil and YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre for when this comes from an outside influence. The obvious end result is either steps down or tries to live on as a HeelFaceTurn.villain despite this. Particularly popular with [[PragmaticVillainy]] archetypes.
10th Aug '15 9:01:59 AM Gregzilla
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* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2'', [[spoiler:Gabriel Belmont/Dracula, who has been doing various semi-heroic things over the course of the game while believing [[ThenLetMeBeEvil he had resigned himself to villainy long ago]], remembers the MemoryGambit he and his son {{Alucard}} [[TheChessmaster had come up with]] when Alucard touches his shoulder while he is about to go and kill [[CorruptChurch Guido Szandor]]. The smile on his face says it all]].

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24th Jul '15 11:20:48 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/KevinSteen tried to reform but when that didn't work, he drove Wrestling/JimmyJacobs and Steve Corino off the right path and started Suffering Ugliness Chaos Mayhem(SCUM) to destroy Wrestling/RingOfHonor to show the triumph of evil, spite Wrestling/JimCornette and act as a stepping stone to the toppling of the whole industry (Wrestling/{{Chikara}} would be next). But after declaring Steen a failure and kicking him out of the group in favor of Wrestling/MattHardy, Steen watched them go on to try and destroy ROH without him and realized he still liked the promotion.[[/folder]]

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* Wrestling/KevinSteen tried to reform but when that didn't work, he drove Wrestling/JimmyJacobs and Steve Corino off the right path and started Suffering Ugliness Chaos Mayhem(SCUM) to destroy Wrestling/RingOfHonor to show the triumph of evil, spite Wrestling/JimCornette and act as a stepping stone to the toppling of the whole industry (Wrestling/{{Chikara}} would be next). But after declaring Steen a failure and kicking him out of the group in favor of Wrestling/MattHardy, Steen watched them go on to try and destroy ROH without him and realized he still liked the promotion.promotion.
* His match with Caleb Konley on EVOLVE 32 was Lenny Leonard came to realization Johnny Gargano had become a baby face. Gargano wouldn't realize it himself until EVOLVE 33, when realized he couldn't sit back and watch the Premier Athlete Brand torment and attack Rich Swann any longer, even though he didn't like Swann.
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