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17th Sep '17 7:51:55 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Also, Hash in the medieval chapter, who is a mild case of this. He was a hero who defeated the Demon Lord, but lost faith in humanity and chose to live as a hermit on a mountain. He subverts it by helping Oerstred defeat the Demon Lord again.

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** Also, Hash in the medieval chapter, who is a mild case of this. He was a hero who defeated the Demon Lord, but lost faith in humanity and chose to live as a hermit on a mountain. He subverts it by helping Oerstred Oersted defeat the Demon Lord again.
13th Sep '17 6:55:38 PM Agronac919
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** Anakin's own grandson Jacen Solo would follow his path in the ExpandedUniverse, becoming the villainous Darth Caedus.
31st Aug '17 5:58:16 AM StFan
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* In ''TheDCU'' series ''Justice League Task Force'', the hero, Triumph, was lost for decades in a time warp, and returned to join the Task Force as its leader. His difficulties in adapting to the new times, added to the desertion of Martian Manhunter and Aquaman from the TF's ranks (which caused the government to close it down due to the ''real'' Justice League returning), ended with him broke and being harassed by common thugs. The inadvertant loss of his soul left him NotHimself and he came under the influence of an evil 5th dimensional imp named Lkz, he wreaked havoc and mentally dominated his former allies into fighting the JLA. When he failed, he was frozen [[AndIMustScream screaming]].

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* In ''TheDCU'' ''Franchise/TheDCU'' series ''Justice League Task Force'', the hero, Triumph, was lost for decades in a time warp, and returned to join the Task Force as its leader. His difficulties in adapting to the new times, added to the desertion of Martian Manhunter and Aquaman from the TF's ranks (which caused the government to close it down due to the ''real'' Justice League returning), ended with him broke and being harassed by common thugs. The inadvertant loss of his soul left him NotHimself and he came under the influence of an evil 5th dimensional imp named Lkz, he wreaked havoc and mentally dominated his former allies into fighting the JLA. When he failed, he was frozen [[AndIMustScream screaming]].



* [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] becomes one of these (usually of the retired variety, but occasionally the AntiVillain version) every couple of years when something bad happens to Jan and/or Ultron does something horrible that he blames himself for.

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* [[ComicBook/AntMan ''ComicBook/AntMan'': Hank Pym]] Pym becomes one of these (usually of the retired variety, but occasionally the AntiVillain version) every couple of years when something bad happens to Jan and/or Ultron does something horrible that he blames himself for.



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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' alternate continuity ''FanFic/TheEquestriaChronicles'', this role is filled by Princess Celestia, who slowly goes mad from the anxiety of having to constantly watch out for threats to her reign, and the psychological trauma of [[spoiler: her internal struggle with the dark magic she accepted in order to live forever and create the cutie mark spell]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' alternate continuity ''FanFic/TheEquestriaChronicles'', this ''Fanfic/TheEquestriaChronicles'':
** This
role is filled by Princess Celestia, who slowly goes mad from the anxiety of having to constantly watch out for threats to her reign, and the psychological trauma of [[spoiler: her internal struggle with the dark magic she accepted in order to live forever and create the cutie mark spell]].



* In the Pokemon fanfic FanFic/{{Pedestal}}, [[spoiler: Nick]] becomes one of these after [[spoiler: learning that his brother was killed.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' stories that are part of ''FanFic/ProjectDarkJade'', Jade either becomes an example of this trope or is in the danger of becoming one.
** In ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade becomes this after a spell reawakens her Queen of the Shadowkhan persona. And then in the second half of the story, [[spoiler: Jade kidnaps Viper and performs a ritual that transforms her into [[TheDragon Hebi]], the new General of the [[EliteMooks Samurai Khan]], and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy conditions her]] to be [[UndyingLoyalty utterly loyal]] to Jade.]]
** The same thing happens in ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'', which is then compounded by Jade spending several years (courtesy of NarniaTime that makes it only a few hours on Earth) in [[EldritchLocation the Emptiness]] with only [[ManipulativeBastard Tarakudo]] and [[EvilMentor the Old Queen]] as company, while being further transformed into a Shadowkhan/[[SpiderPeople Jorogumo]] hybrid. By the time she returns to Earth, her morality has been completely twisted.
* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Harry]] in ''FanFic/TheDarknessSeries''.
* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist General Thunderhide]] qualifies for this, as a well-loved war hero who joins Nightmare Moon's Civil War after [[NecessarilyEvil believing no true change can come while Celestia remains in power]]. He knows what he's doing is wrong, but sees it as the only option available to him.

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* In the Pokemon ''Pokémon'' fanfic FanFic/{{Pedestal}}, ''Fanfic/{{Pedestal}}'', [[spoiler: Nick]] becomes one of these after [[spoiler: learning that his brother was killed.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' stories that are part of ''FanFic/ProjectDarkJade'', ''Fanfic/ProjectDarkJade'', Jade either becomes an example of this trope or is in the danger of becoming one.
** In ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade becomes this after a spell reawakens her Queen of the Shadowkhan persona. And then in the second half of the story, [[spoiler: Jade kidnaps Viper and performs a ritual that transforms her into [[TheDragon Hebi]], the new General of the [[EliteMooks Samurai Khan]], and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy conditions her]] to be [[UndyingLoyalty utterly loyal]] to Jade.]]
** The same thing happens in ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'', ''Fanfic/{{Webwork}}'', which is then compounded by Jade spending several years (courtesy of NarniaTime that makes it only a few hours on Earth) in [[EldritchLocation the Emptiness]] with only [[ManipulativeBastard Tarakudo]] and [[EvilMentor the Old Queen]] as company, while being further transformed into a Shadowkhan/[[SpiderPeople Jorogumo]] hybrid. By the time she returns to Earth, her morality has been completely twisted.
* [[Franchise/HarryPotter Harry]] %%* Franchise/HarryPotter in ''FanFic/TheDarknessSeries''.''Fanfic/TheDarknessSeries''.
* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], ''Fanfic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', [[WellIntentionedExtremist General Thunderhide]] qualifies for this, as a well-loved war hero who joins Nightmare Moon's Civil War after [[NecessarilyEvil believing no true change can come while Celestia remains in power]]. He knows what he's doing is wrong, but sees it as the only option available to him.



* Two-thirds of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Mane Six]] descends into villainy in the backstory to ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'', set during the war between Equestria and the zebra nation. Twilight Sparkle becomes an amoral MadScientist and EvilutionaryBiologist obsessed with finding a way to turn normal ponies into alicorns, Rarity experiments with dark magic and creates propaganda that encourages hatred against zebras[[note]]She eventually has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and literally sacrifices her soul in an attempt to redeem her friends, but by then it's far too late.[[/note]], Pinkie Pie becomes a drug-addled psychopathic torturer who runs the Equestrian equivalent of the [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Ministry of Love]], Rainbow Dash becomes a BloodKnight GeneralRipper obsessed with her own martial prowess and kill count, and Fluttershy [[spoiler: passes military secrets to the zebras out of a misguided sense of kindness, directly leading to Equestria's destruction.]] Only Applejack retains her moral compass, and it gets her [[spoiler: horribly disfigured in an assassination attempt.]]

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* ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestria'':
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Two-thirds of the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Mane Six]] descends into villainy in the backstory to ''FanFic/FalloutEquestria'', backstory, set during the war between Equestria and the zebra nation. Twilight Sparkle becomes an amoral MadScientist and EvilutionaryBiologist obsessed with finding a way to turn normal ponies into alicorns, Rarity experiments with dark magic and creates propaganda that encourages hatred against zebras[[note]]She eventually has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment and literally sacrifices her soul in an attempt to redeem her friends, but by then it's far too late.[[/note]], Pinkie Pie becomes a drug-addled psychopathic torturer who runs the Equestrian equivalent of the [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Ministry of Love]], Rainbow Dash becomes a BloodKnight GeneralRipper obsessed with her own martial prowess and kill count, and Fluttershy [[spoiler: passes military secrets to the zebras out of a misguided sense of kindness, directly leading to Equestria's destruction.]] Only Applejack retains her moral compass, and it gets her [[spoiler: horribly disfigured in an assassination attempt.]]



* In Fanfic/TheShadowWars Story Verse, this is true of Grey Hoof (originally from VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks). He was a heroic leader and loving father, whose StartOfDarkness came when plagues ravaged Sunney Towne and he could do nothing to protect his Ponies from them. He became increasingly frantic in his desire to prevent these plagues from returning. Eventually he [[OffingTheOffspring kills his most beloved daughter Ruby Gift]] in the delusion that she had the Mark Pox and would die horribly anyway -- setting in motion the events leading to the Curse.
* The Fierce Deity is stated to be this in [[FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy Blood and Spirit]]. It is revealed that he was once the chosen hero of Termina's guardian goddess, Terminus, just as Link is to Zelda/Hylia. He fought Majora and won, only to end up being corrupted into what he is now. Terminus has Din, Nayru, and Farore send Link and Zelda to Termina to help and after Link has weakened the Fierce Deity, she and Zelda use the Song of Healing in an attempt to restore him to his former self; unfortunately, by that point, he has been far too corrupted by Majora to be saved, and is instead converted into the Fierce Deity's Mask. Though heartbroken over the loss, Terminus is nonetheless comforted by the knowledge that at least her hero is finally free from Majora's control.
* Rainbow Dash in [[Fanfic/RocketToInsanity Rocket to Insanity]].
* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has Mr. Black, who was once a top FBI agent.
* ''FanFic/MirrorsImage'': Amazingly, [[spoiler:Chrysalis is one. She used to be Princess Celestia's student, and a bearer of the Element of Magic. Then she found out she was a Changeling, and was banished. A thousand years of anger and resentment later, and there's little to nothing left of the pony she used to be. And she's not very broken up about it.]]
* ''FanFic/WarAndPeaceInMind'' has the Red Knight a.k.a. Baron Battle before the story even starts. Once a great hero, his exploits made him eventually grew so frustrated with the incompetency of society that [[FaceHeelTurn he decided that the only way to fix the problem would be to rule the world]].

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* In Fanfic/TheShadowWars ''Fanfic/TheShadowWars'' Story Verse, this is true of Grey Hoof (originally from VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks). He was a heroic leader and loving father, whose StartOfDarkness came when plagues ravaged Sunney Towne and he could do nothing to protect his Ponies from them. He became increasingly frantic in his desire to prevent these plagues from returning. Eventually he [[OffingTheOffspring kills his most beloved daughter Ruby Gift]] in the delusion that she had the Mark Pox and would die horribly anyway -- setting in motion the events leading to the Curse.
* The Fierce Deity is stated to be this in [[FanFic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy ''[[Fanfic/BoundDestiniesTrilogy Blood and Spirit]].Spirit]]''. It is revealed that he was once the chosen hero of Termina's guardian goddess, Terminus, just as Link is to Zelda/Hylia. He fought Majora and won, only to end up being corrupted into what he is now. Terminus has Din, Nayru, and Farore send Link and Zelda to Termina to help and after Link has weakened the Fierce Deity, she and Zelda use the Song of Healing in an attempt to restore him to his former self; unfortunately, by that point, he has been far too corrupted by Majora to be saved, and is instead converted into the Fierce Deity's Mask. Though heartbroken over the loss, Terminus is nonetheless comforted by the knowledge that at least her hero is finally free from Majora's control.
* %%* Rainbow Dash in [[Fanfic/RocketToInsanity Rocket to Insanity]].
* ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' %%* ''Fanfic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'' has Mr. Black, who was once a top FBI agent.
* ''FanFic/MirrorsImage'': ''Fanfic/MirrorsImage'': Amazingly, [[spoiler:Chrysalis is one. She used to be Princess Celestia's student, and a bearer of the Element of Magic. Then she found out she was a Changeling, and was banished. A thousand years of anger and resentment later, and there's little to nothing left of the pony she used to be. And she's not very broken up about it.]]
* ''FanFic/WarAndPeaceInMind'' ''Fanfic/WarAndPeaceInMind'' has the Red Knight a.k.a. Baron Battle before the story even starts. Once a great hero, his exploits made him eventually grew so frustrated with the incompetency of society that [[FaceHeelTurn he decided that the only way to fix the problem would be to rule the world]].



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* [[spoiler:Kirsty Cotton]] in ''Film/HellraiserHellseeker''.
* ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Dark of the Moon]]'': [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime, by virtue of Face Heel Turn. He made a deal with the Decepticons that would restore their home planet of Cybertron]]. Additional material establishes Megatron as this. Before the Great War, he was the Lord High ''Protector'' of Cybertron, ruling equally with Optimus. It's implied he was corrupted by [[spoiler:the Fallen]] in a moment of weakness.
* Anakin Skywalker of ''Franchise/StarWars'', who got three whole movies of StartOfDarkness.

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* %%* [[spoiler:Kirsty Cotton]] in ''Film/HellraiserHellseeker''.
* ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Dark of the Moon]]'': ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'': [[spoiler: Sentinel Prime, by virtue of Face Heel Turn.FaceHeelTurn. He made a deal with the Decepticons that would restore their home planet of Cybertron]]. Additional material establishes Megatron as this. Before the Great War, he was the Lord High ''Protector'' of Cybertron, ruling equally with Optimus. It's implied he was corrupted by [[spoiler:the Fallen]] in a moment of weakness.
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Anakin Skywalker of ''Franchise/StarWars'', Skywalker, who got three whole movies of StartOfDarkness.



* Creator/RobertDowneyJr's character in ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''

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* %%* Creator/RobertDowneyJr's character in ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''



* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/{{Batman}} has already abandoned his ThouShaltNotKill stance after 20 years fighting crime in [[WretchedHive Gotham]], (while he's still not a full-on [[Comicbook/ThePunisher Punisher]] style VigilanteMan, he [[BatmanGrabsAGun now equips his vehicles with firearms]], and is more than prepared to use lethal force if he has to) to the point that even ordinary citizens noting that there's a "new kind of mean in him". As the progresses, he falls to the point where he tries to flat out ''murder'' Comicbook/{{Superman}}, his cynicism, anger and feeling of helplessness in the face of things as powerful as Superman and Zod, having driven him to believe that Superman is a potential threat to the human race and must be wiped out. [[spoiler: Luckily, Bruce [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realises just how far he's fallen]] before he can kill Clark, and [[HeelFaceTurn begins to redeem himself]]]].

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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Comicbook/{{Batman}} ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'':
** Franchise/{{Batman}}
has already abandoned his ThouShaltNotKill stance after 20 years fighting crime in [[WretchedHive Gotham]], (while he's still not a full-on [[Comicbook/ThePunisher Punisher]] style [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Punisher]]-style VigilanteMan, he [[BatmanGrabsAGun now equips his vehicles with firearms]], and is more than prepared to use lethal force if he has to) to the point that even ordinary citizens noting that there's a "new kind of mean in him". As the mobvie progresses, he falls to the point where he tries to flat out ''murder'' Comicbook/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, his cynicism, anger and feeling of helplessness in the face of things as powerful as Superman and Zod, Zod having driven him to believe that Superman is a potential threat to the human race and must be wiped out. [[spoiler: Luckily, [[spoiler:Luckily, Bruce [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realises realizes just how far he's fallen]] before he can kill Clark, and [[HeelFaceTurn begins to redeem himself]]]].



* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':

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** Then there is Saruman the White, greatest of the Istari (Wizards).

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** Then there is Saruman the White, greatest of the Istari (Wizards).(Wizards), in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.



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* Stefan Salvatore on TheVampireDiaries, especially in season three, is an example of this.

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* %%* Stefan Salvatore on TheVampireDiaries, ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', especially in season three, is an example of this.



** When the Eighth Doctor, barely saved from death, was convinced to fight in the Last Great Time War rather than try and help those caught up in it, he decided to give up his principles and title to do so and regenerated into what came to be known as the War Doctor. He did the opposite of a healer's work as a warrior, and finally decided to destroy both the Dalek forces massing around Gallifrey '''and''' Gallifrey and his people (including billions of innocent children) to end the war. His later lives deliberately try to forget this incarnation for committing such a wicked act. However, in the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", Ten and Eleven come to an understanding of his side of the story and how [[IDidWhatIHadToDo he did what he had to do]]...and then in the climax, [[spoiler: at companion Clara's behest, they and all of the other incarnations of the Doctor figure out a way to SAVE Gallifrey yet end the Time War at the same time]], thus reconstructing the trope spectacularly!
** The Twelfth Doctor undergoes a TraumaCongaLine in the climactic stretch of Series 9. In "Face the Raven", he is lured into a trap and betrayed by [[spoiler: Ashildr/Me]], but even worse, because his beloved companion Clara takes a daring risk to save someone, [[spoiler: she accidentally condemns herself to death]]. In "Heaven Sent" he is trapped by, as it turns out, [[spoiler: the Time Lords (his people!)]] in a giant torture chamber. By the time he escapes it, he has been DrivenToMadness by rage, anguish, grief, and torture, and become TheUnfettered. In the finale "Hell Bent" he uses his legendary cleverness to [[spoiler: pull Clara out of time at the moment of her death]], an act that threatens to '''destroy the entire universe''', all because he can't take the pain anymore. In the end, [[spoiler: Clara herself]] triggers a HeelRealization and he realizes he must give up his TragicDream and "be a Doctor" once again.

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** When the Eighth Doctor, barely saved from death, was is convinced to fight in the Last Great Time War rather than just try and help those caught up in it, he decided decides to give up his principles and title to do so and regenerated regenerates into what came comes to be known as the War Doctor. He did does the opposite of a healer's work as a warrior, and finally decided decides to destroy both the Dalek forces massing around Gallifrey '''and''' Gallifrey and his people (including billions of innocent children) to end the war. His later lives deliberately try to forget this incarnation for committing such a wicked act. However, in the 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor", Ten and Eleven come to an understanding of his side of the story and how [[IDidWhatIHadToDo he did what he had to do]]... and then in the climax, [[spoiler: at [[spoiler:at companion Clara's behest, they and all of the other incarnations of the Doctor figure out a way to SAVE Gallifrey yet end the Time War at the same time]], thus reconstructing the trope spectacularly!
** The Twelfth Doctor undergoes a TraumaCongaLine in the climactic stretch of Series 9. In "Face the Raven", he is lured into a trap and betrayed by [[spoiler: Ashildr/Me]], [[spoiler:Ashildr/Me]], but even worse, because his beloved companion Clara takes a daring risk to save someone, [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she accidentally condemns herself to death]]. In "Heaven Sent" he is trapped by, as it turns out, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Time Lords (his people!)]] in a giant torture chamber. By the time he escapes it, he has been DrivenToMadness by rage, anguish, grief, and torture, and become TheUnfettered. In the finale "Hell Bent" he uses his legendary cleverness to [[spoiler: pull [[spoiler:pull Clara out of time at the moment of her death]], an act that threatens to '''destroy the entire universe''', all because he can't take the pain anymore. In the end, [[spoiler: Clara [[spoiler:Clara herself]] triggers a HeelRealization and he realizes he must give up his TragicDream and "be a Doctor" once again.



* In ''Series/{{The 100}}'' Season 1, Finn was probably the most moral and idealistic of the teen characters; he was the one actually trying to make peace with the Grounders rather than assuming violence was inevitable. By Season 2, though, the traumatic experiences he's been through and a belief that his LoveInterest is in danger drive him to increasingly violent ends to get her back, ultimately [[spoiler:slaughtering a Grounder village, killing 18 innocent, unarmed people; he's executed for his crimes shortly afterwards]].

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* In ''Series/{{The 100}}'' ''Series/The100'' Season 1, Finn was probably the most moral and idealistic of the teen characters; he was the one actually trying to make peace with the Grounders rather than assuming violence was inevitable. By Season 2, though, the traumatic experiences he's been through and a belief that his LoveInterest is in danger drive him to increasingly violent ends to get her back, ultimately [[spoiler:slaughtering a Grounder village, killing 18 innocent, unarmed people; he's executed for his crimes shortly afterwards]].




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* The [[BrotherhoodOfEvil Brotherhood of Makuta]] from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' were a group of militaristic biologists who created all animals in the Matoran Universe to preserve natural balance, and were later assigned to govern over various regions of the Universe along with the local leaders. Due to their secretive nature and ElementalPowers of shadow, the society began worshiping [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] and the Toa heroes over them, even after their armies had just saved the Universe. Thus, they grew envious, and a glitch in their A.I. caused them to turn evil, with Teridax overthrowing the old Makuta leader and becoming the story's BigBad.
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* In Toys/HeroFactory, [[spoiler:Von Nebula]] is this.

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* %%* In Toys/HeroFactory, ''Toys/HeroFactory'', [[spoiler:Von Nebula]] is this.this.
* The [[BrotherhoodOfEvil Brotherhood of Makuta]] from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' were a group of militaristic biologists who created all animals in the Matoran Universe to preserve natural balance, and were later assigned to govern over various regions of the Universe along with the local leaders. Due to their secretive nature and ElementalPowers of shadow, the society began worshiping [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] and the Toa heroes over them, even after their armies had just saved the Universe. Thus, they grew envious, and a glitch in their A.I. caused them to turn evil, with Teridax overthrowing the old Makuta leader and becoming the story's BigBad.



* The Justice Lords from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', following the death of their Flash, became {{Knight Templar}}s and transformed their earth into a metahuman-ruled {{dystopia}} where dissidents and supervillains were lobotomized. [[Quotes/FallenHero The Superman quote]] from the episode "A Better World" is given just before he crosses the line and kills Luthor, who was responsible for Flash's death, with his heat-vision.

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The Justice Lords from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Lords, following the death of their Flash, became {{Knight Templar}}s and transformed their earth into a metahuman-ruled {{dystopia}} where dissidents and supervillains were lobotomized. [[Quotes/FallenHero The Superman quote]] from the episode "A Better World" is given just before he crosses the line and kills Luthor, who was responsible for Flash's death, with his heat-vision.



* ''Two-Face'' again, this time in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Before his [[FaceHeelTurn transformation]], Harvey Dent was a regular character on the show-- an ally of Gordon, and [[TearJerker Bruce Wayne's closest friend]]. In the series' final episode, Dent became [[spoiler: an AntiVillain known as The Judge, and actually tried to kill The Penguin, Killer Croc, and various other hardened criminals...including himself (of which his two previous personalities were unaware)]]. Thus did he (somewhat) his redemption.

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* ''Two-Face'' again, this time in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Before his [[FaceHeelTurn transformation]], Harvey Dent was a regular character on the show-- show -- an ally of Gordon, and [[TearJerker Bruce Wayne's closest friend]]. In the series' final episode, Dent became [[spoiler: an becomes [[spoiler:an AntiVillain known as The Judge, and actually tried tries to kill The Penguin, Killer Croc, and various other hardened criminals...criminals... including himself (of which his two previous personalities were are unaware)]]. Thus did does he (somewhat) gain his redemption.



* Morgana in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' until her HeelFaceTurn.
* Blackarachnia of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Getting abandoned on a hostile planet and suffering nasty BodyHorror involving a GiantSpider or twenty would make ''anyone'' a little bitter.
** Wasp of the same series, who, after being falsely accused of being a traitor, spends over 50 years in a prison and goes insane. [[JerkassWoobie Poor]] [[TheChewToy guy]]. That's not to say that he was a decent guy. As Bulkhead put it, "You may not have been a traitor, but you were never a good bot."
* Wheeljack from ''Anime/TransformersArmada''. After believing that Hot Shot abandoned him and left him for dead, he does a FaceHeelTurn and joins the Decepticons. He comes back for revenge.
** An earlier one from Franchise/{{Transformers}}: [[spoiler:Rhinox]] from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' becoming [[spoiler:Tankor]] of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.

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* %%* Morgana in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' until her HeelFaceTurn.
* Blackarachnia of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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*** Blackarachnia.
Getting abandoned on a hostile planet and suffering nasty BodyHorror involving a GiantSpider or twenty would make ''anyone'' a little bitter.
** Wasp of the same series, *** Wasp, who, after being falsely accused of being a traitor, spends over 50 years in a prison and goes insane. [[JerkassWoobie Poor]] [[TheChewToy guy]]. That's not to say that he was a decent guy. As Bulkhead put it, "You may not have been a traitor, but you were never a good bot."
* ** Wheeljack from ''Anime/TransformersArmada''. After believing that Hot Shot abandoned him and left him for dead, he does a FaceHeelTurn and joins the Decepticons. He comes back for revenge.
** An earlier one from Franchise/{{Transformers}}: one: [[spoiler:Rhinox]] from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' becoming [[spoiler:Tankor]] of ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
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** Nahiri was one of the three planeswalkers who helped [[SealedEvilInACan trap]] [[EldritchAbomination the Eldrazi]] in her own home plane (however reluctant she was at that), and she's generally more friendly than her other two companions, Sorin and Ugin. At one point after she foiled another escape attempt by the Eldrazi, she seeks Sorin to help reinforce the prison, but due to mistiming of the meeting happening when Sorin was busy and tired from another business, he dismissed her, culminating in a fight that got her locked up. After she is freed (not by his hands), she discovers her home plane in ruins due to the Eldrazi escaping, blames him for it (not knowing he's not responsible for that) and decides to bring the Eldrazi into his home plane as a revenge.
4th Aug '17 8:44:16 AM TheDeadSkin
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* Once again proving that Creator/BlizzardEntertainment [[CreatorThumbprint has a boner to this trope]], ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' feature this as well. The Overwatch organization once had this idealistic hero named Jack Morrison and [[TheLancer his buddy Gabriel Reyes.]] [[spoiler:Reyes hates being second fiddle and out of spite orchestrated a series of events that dismantled Organization and seemingly took down his life and Morrison's. Reyes then comes BackFromTheDead, but the implication is that he's no longer a man, now he feeds on others' soul to regenerate his body. He then becomes the terrifying terrorist Reaper that enjoys sowing terror throughout the world. Meanwhile, ''somehow Morrison escaped death as well'', but after seeing his good deeds and heroism go nowhere and the world still is rather hellish, he abandons all notions of idealism and became a ruthless AntiHero that goes through the extremes to uncover the mystery of Overwatch's dismantling. He also stops referring himself by name, and now goes by his new 'generic' codename, Soldier: 76.]]

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* Once again proving that Creator/BlizzardEntertainment [[CreatorThumbprint has a boner to loves this trope]], ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' feature this as well. has a few of its own. The Overwatch organization was once had this led by idealistic hero named Jack Morrison and [[TheLancer his buddy Gabriel Reyes.]] [[spoiler:Reyes hates being second fiddle [[spoiler:Unfortunately, [[ItsAllAboutMe Reyes became a little too jealous of Morrison]] and out of spite orchestrated staged a series of events that dismantled Organization and Overwatch, seemingly took down his life killing him and Morrison's. Morrison. Reyes then comes BackFromTheDead, but came BackFromTheDead as the implication is that he's no longer a man, now he feeds on others' soul to regenerate his body. He then becomes the terrifying terrorist Reaper that enjoys sowing terror throughout Reaper, feeding off the world. souls of his victims to stay alive. Meanwhile, ''somehow Morrison escaped death survived as well'', well, but after seeing that his good deeds and heroism go nowhere and didn't exactly make the world still is rather hellish, a better place, he abandons all notions of idealism and became a ruthless AntiHero that goes through the extremes to uncover the mystery of find out what led to Overwatch's dismantling. He also stops referring himself by name, and now goes by his new 'generic' codename, shutdown as Soldier: 76.]]
30th Jul '17 10:30:17 AM PlasmaTalon
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* More than a few villains in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' started off on the path of good.
** Archaon, was originally a devote Templar of Sigmar, however he suffered a TraumaCongaLine after discovering a prophecy revealing he father was a chaos champion, himself a ChildByRape, and fated to become the Everchosen champion of the chaos gods. He begged his god Sigmar for a sign of how to avoid this, but when nothing came he decided lost all hope and went to become a chaos warrior.
** Malekith the King of the Dark Elves was the son of the first Phoenix King Aenarion, and a mighty warrior and leader. When he was refused the crown however he grew bitter and eventually tried to take it by force. Killing the king and the ruling council, but was burned by the sacred flames and he and his followers cast out. Settling in the New World and starting a conflict that would go on for millennia. [[spoiler: Come the End Times its revealed that he actually ''was'' the rightful King all along.]]
24th Jun '17 9:59:36 AM SullenFrog
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* Halfway through ''[[Franchise/StarWarsLegends Star Wars]] ComicBook/{{Legacy}}'', [[BigBad Darth Krayt]] is revealed to be [[spoiler:A’Sharad Hett, a Clone Wars-era Jedi Master who survived Order 66 and later fell to the dark side]].
13th Jun '17 1:16:43 PM rafi
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* Interestingly, an alternate future shows Triumph's [[VitriolicBestBuds best friend, the Ray]], becoming one of these, with Triumph himself and the Flash (Bart Allen) as the only two heroes left, trying to keep him under control...[[GoKartingWithBowser while still being best friends and hanging out to watch sports and such.]]

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* In ''TheDCU'' series ''Justice League Task Force'', the hero, Triumph, was lost for decades in a time warp, and returned to join the Task Force as its leader. His difficulties in adapting to the new times, added to the desertion of Martian Manhunter and Aquaman from the TF's ranks (which caused the government to close it down due to the ''real'' Justice League returning), ended with him broke and being harassed by common thugs. The inadvertant loss of his soul left him NotHimself and he came under the influence of an evil 5th dimensional imp named Lkz, he wreaked havoc and mentally dominated his former allies into fighting the JLA. When he failed, he was frozen [[AndIMustScream screaming]].
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Interestingly, an alternate future shows Triumph's [[VitriolicBestBuds best friend, the Ray]], becoming one of these, with Triumph himself and the Flash (Bart Allen) as the only two heroes left, trying to keep him under control...[[GoKartingWithBowser while still being best friends and hanging out to watch sports and such.]]
6th Jun '17 4:04:37 PM Prometheus117
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** After [[HeelFaceTurn having his alignment changed]] by the effects of Nirvana, it emerged that Hot-Eye of the Oracion-Seis was one of these. He originally just wanted to raise enough money to fund a search for his lost brother, Wally, but seemed to have gotten corrupted by his team mates somewhere along the line. After all is said and done, he calmly accepts incarceration for his deeds while he was a villain, after finding out that the Fairy Tail guild members had met Wally not too long ago, and declares himself happy with the knowledge that he's alive and well.
** Hades was once a noble SociallyAwkwardHero named Precht, who was best friends with [[BigGood Guild master Mavis]] and was so heroic that he was chosen as her successor of the great wizard guild that would become Fairy Tail. Sadly, he would grow into a FauxAffablyEvil SmugSuper determined to find the DarkMessiah [[GreaterScopeVillain Zeref]] after the death of his beloved friend, becoming a monster in the eyes of his old team members for [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming everything he fought against.]]

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** Jellal, before his [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]], was a legitimately heroic young boy, being the leader of the child slaves inside the Tower of Heaven and willingly risking his life to save Erza from torture and accepting it in turn. After Ultear corrupted him, he became the very antithesis of his original self, manipulative and self-serving so that he could revive the supposedly-dead [[GreaterScopeVillain Zeref]]. Even worse, Zeref wasn't even dead, so his plan wouldn't have succeeded even if he did win. After he finally breaks his brainwashing, he's horrified to realize what he's done and most of the world sees him as a horrible terrorist.
** After [[HeelFaceTurn having his alignment changed]] by the effects of Nirvana, it emerged that Hot-Eye of the Oracion-Seis was one of these. He originally just wanted to raise enough money to fund a search for his lost brother, Wally, but seemed to have gotten corrupted by his team mates teammates somewhere along the line.line, though they themselves (sans Brain) [[TragicVillain were just as innocent, being fellow slaves of the Tower of Heaven alongside him]]. After all is said and done, he calmly accepts incarceration for his deeds while he was a villain, after finding out that the Fairy Tail guild members had met Wally not too long ago, and declares himself happy with the knowledge that he's alive and well.
** Hades was once a noble SociallyAwkwardHero named Precht, who was best friends with [[BigGood Guild master Mavis]] and was so heroic that he was chosen as her successor of the great wizard guild that would become Fairy Tail. Sadly, he would grow into a FauxAffablyEvil SmugSuper determined to find the DarkMessiah [[GreaterScopeVillain Zeref]] after the death of his beloved friend, becoming a monster in the eyes of his old team members for [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming everything he fought against.]] He was the one who was behind Jellal's own fall, for starters.
26th May '17 9:36:52 AM marcoasalazarm
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* About a million alternate future stories depict either Franchise/{{Batman}} or Franchise/{{Superman}} as this, frequently with the other one trying to pull them out of it.

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* About a million alternate future stories depict either Franchise/{{Batman}} or Franchise/{{Superman}} as this, frequently with the other one trying to pull them out of it.it (to provide one of the most recent examples, the ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' game series and off-shoot comics).
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