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22nd Apr '17 8:19:36 PM nombretomado
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** However, considering there was one dark elf who was so overcome by the beauty of Elvandar that he had ''thought'' he converted, only to be gently rejected by the elven queen who recognized this as more of a heat of the moment decision, shows that perhaps it's more of a case of becoming tired of SurvivalOfTheFittest ChaoticEvil and just deciding to rid themselves of all that.

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** However, considering there was one dark elf who was so overcome by the beauty of Elvandar that he had ''thought'' he converted, only to be gently rejected by the elven queen who recognized this as more of a heat of the moment decision, shows that perhaps it's more of a case of becoming tired of SurvivalOfTheFittest TheSocialDarwinist ChaoticEvil and just deciding to rid themselves of all that.
18th Apr '17 11:48:10 PM Az
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** The MO of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts in ''VideoGame/Persona5''. They target corrupt adults who are beyond the law due to their positions, entering the mental worlds created by their "warped desires" and fighting monstrous manifestations of their corruption (each based on one of the SevenDeadlySins), literally "stealing" the corruption in their hearts. This results in the target having a sudden change of heart that causes them to openly confess and take responsibility for their crimes such as the BigBrotherBully in the [[Anime/Persona5TheDayBreakers prequel OVA]]: He ends up in tears, repeatedly apologising to his brother, before immediately turning himself in and telling the police where to find evidence incriminating him.

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** The MO of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts in ''VideoGame/Persona5''. They target corrupt adults who are beyond the law due to their positions, entering the mental worlds created by their "warped desires" and fighting monstrous manifestations of their corruption (each based on one of the SevenDeadlySins), literally "stealing" the corruption in their hearts. This results in the target having a sudden change of heart that causes them to openly confess and take responsibility for their crimes such as the BigBrotherBully in the [[Anime/Persona5TheDayBreakers prequel OVA]]: He ends up in tears, repeatedly apologising to his brother, before immediately turning himself in and telling the police where to find evidence incriminating him. Several characters in-game do point out that this feels very much like ProtagonistCenteredMorality.
9th Apr '17 1:47:58 PM TheomanZero
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** At the end of Creator/ChrisClaremont's run on ''X-Men'', ComicBook/{{Magneto}} finds out that Moira [=MacTaggert=] had a procedure like this done to him after he was turned into a child during one of his many zany schemes for world conquest. Thinking that this was the reason for his HeelFaceTurn, he uses the procedure on one of the X-Men teams for a FaceHeelTurn, but finds out that the use of mutant powers quickly reverse the effects of the procedure. (A matter of minutes.) All the good he'd done was really of his own free will. Then he [[DisneyDeath dies]], but he got better, and became a one-dimensional cliched villain again who later uses drugs, because being bad wasn't bad enough. Then he [[OffWithHisHead dies again]] until Claremont finally got a hold of him for some CharacterRerailment in the relaunch of ''ComicBook/Excalibur'': psycho druggie Mags wasn't the ''real'' Erik, whose HeelFaceTurn had stuck. He's currently in AntiHero mode. Of course, Erik playing nice is [[GoodIsNotNice very much]] [[GoodIsNotSoft still Erik]].

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** At the end of Creator/ChrisClaremont's run on ''X-Men'', ComicBook/{{Magneto}} finds out that Moira [=MacTaggert=] had a procedure like this done to him after he was turned into a child during one of his many zany schemes for world conquest. Thinking that this was the reason for his HeelFaceTurn, he uses the procedure on one of the X-Men teams for a FaceHeelTurn, but finds out that the use of mutant powers quickly reverse the effects of the procedure. (A matter of minutes.) All the good he'd done was really of his own free will. Then he [[DisneyDeath dies]], but he got better, and became a one-dimensional cliched villain again who later uses drugs, because being bad wasn't bad enough. Then he [[OffWithHisHead dies again]] until Claremont finally got a hold of him for some CharacterRerailment in the relaunch of ''ComicBook/Excalibur'': ''ComicBook/{{Excalibur}}'': psycho druggie Mags wasn't the ''real'' Erik, whose HeelFaceTurn had stuck. He's currently in AntiHero mode. Of course, Erik playing nice is [[GoodIsNotNice very much]] [[GoodIsNotSoft still Erik]].
4th Apr '17 12:47:58 AM Hanz
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** The MO of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts in ''VideoGame/Persona5''. They target corrupt adults who are beyond the law due to their positions, entering the mental worlds created by their "warped desires" and fighting monstrous manifestations of their corruption (each based on one of the SevenDeadlySins), literally "stealing" the corruption in their hearts. The exact specifics aren't know at this point, but we see its effects on a BigBrotherBully in the [[Anime/Persona5TheDayBreakers prequel OVA]]: He ends up in tears, repeatedly apologising to his brother, before immediately turning himself in and telling the police where to find evidence incriminating him.

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** The MO of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts in ''VideoGame/Persona5''. They target corrupt adults who are beyond the law due to their positions, entering the mental worlds created by their "warped desires" and fighting monstrous manifestations of their corruption (each based on one of the SevenDeadlySins), literally "stealing" the corruption in their hearts. The exact specifics aren't know at this point, but we see its effects on This results in the target having a sudden change of heart that causes them to openly confess and take responsibility for their crimes such as the BigBrotherBully in the [[Anime/Persona5TheDayBreakers prequel OVA]]: He ends up in tears, repeatedly apologising to his brother, before immediately turning himself in and telling the police where to find evidence incriminating him.



* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' there is an item that you can use to brainwash anyone to fight for you. It may not necessarily be considered this trope if you don't see the Saints(the gang you are leader of) as the good guys.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' there is an item that you can use to brainwash anyone to fight for you. It may not necessarily be considered this trope if you don't see the Saints(the Saints (the gang you are leader of) as the good guys.
3rd Apr '17 5:06:50 AM HyperEmerson
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*In ''Manga/ZatchBell'' Gash can perform the Baou Zakeruga spell, which summons an evil-devouring lightning dragon. At the end of the series, the ultimate villain who sought to erase his own world and compared his destructive nature to that of an atomic bomb is swallowed whole by Baou and is reduced to a kind and inoffensive boy.
29th Mar '17 5:37:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "The Core", Optimus and the Autobots suffer a ''major'' OutOfCharacterMoment when they authorize Chip to use MindControl {{Phlebotinum}} on the Constructicons. In fairness, another episode had revealed that the Constructicons were victims of a Decepticon MirrorMoralityMachine and had originally been ''nice,'' but Chip's gizmo didn't reverse that, it appeared to be just enslaving them (although it really isn't clear; they don't get many lines during the brief time they're working for the 'Bots). Particularly glaring in light of the fact that the Constructicons' obvious camaraderie in this episode makes them seem downright [[AntiVillain sympathetic.]] [[MoralDissonance "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" indeed!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'':
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In the original ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "The Core", Optimus and the Autobots suffer a ''major'' OutOfCharacterMoment when they authorize Chip to use MindControl {{Phlebotinum}} on the Constructicons. In fairness, another episode had revealed that the Constructicons were victims of a Decepticon MirrorMoralityMachine and had originally been ''nice,'' but Chip's gizmo didn't reverse that, it appeared to be just enslaving them (although it really isn't clear; they don't get many lines during the brief time they're working for the 'Bots). Particularly glaring in light of the fact that the Constructicons' obvious camaraderie in this episode makes them seem downright [[AntiVillain sympathetic.]] [[MoralDissonance "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" indeed!]]



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'', [[BigBad Zordrak]] takes a shortcut through [[NegativeSpaceWedgie some kind of dimensional rift]] so that he can return to his body before it crumbles to dust. TheNarrator is happy to inform the viewers that if he strays off course, his worst fears will come true, [[TemptingFate and sure enough,]] [[TheStarscream Urpgor]] comes through the vortex at the exact same time, knocking Zordrak off course and causing his worst fear to come true: he comes out the other end as "a very nice person", and stays that way long enough to admonish [[TerribleTrio Blob, Frizz and Nug]] for stealing [[MacGuffin the Dreamstone]] and send Urpgor back to return it (with "an apology and flowers"), along with suggesting a few other changes including a dancefloor and a more colorful refurbishment to his lair. He returns to normal after a piece of rubble lands on his head, and he's not happy when Urpgor triumphantly tells him what he's done...

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'':
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In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'', episode, [[BigBad Zordrak]] takes a shortcut through [[NegativeSpaceWedgie some kind of dimensional rift]] so that he can return to his body before it crumbles to dust. TheNarrator is happy to inform the viewers that if he strays off course, his worst fears will come true, [[TemptingFate and sure enough,]] [[TheStarscream Urpgor]] comes through the vortex at the exact same time, knocking Zordrak off course and causing his worst fear to come true: he comes out the other end as "a very nice person", and stays that way long enough to admonish [[TerribleTrio Blob, Frizz and Nug]] for stealing [[MacGuffin the Dreamstone]] and send Urpgor back to return it (with "an apology and flowers"), along with suggesting a few other changes including a dancefloor and a more colorful refurbishment to his lair. He returns to normal after a piece of rubble lands on his head, and he's not happy when Urpgor triumphantly tells him what he's done...



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the [[FanNickname mane six]] use the Elements Of Harmony on Nightmare Moon to turn her good. Justified somewhat, as it was turning her back into her original, sane, Princess Luna persona. When the Elements Of Harmony are used on Discord, who was not originally good, it had a [[TakenForGranite different effect]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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[[FanNickname mane six]] use the Elements Of Harmony on Nightmare Moon to turn her good. Justified somewhat, as it was turning her back into her original, sane, Princess Luna persona. When the Elements Of Harmony are used on Discord, who was not originally good, it had a [[TakenForGranite different effect]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Society of the Blind Eye", Blind Ivan, the leader of the eponymous group, ends up getting his entire identity erased by the LaserGuidedAmnesia ray used by the society (albeit, by accident as Dipper admitted it was overdone), so Mabel gives him a new identity as a happy minstrel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' the episode "Society of the Blind Eye", Blind Ivan, the leader of the eponymous group, ends up getting his entire identity erased by the LaserGuidedAmnesia ray used by the society (albeit, by accident as Dipper admitted it was overdone), so Mabel gives him a new identity as a happy minstrel.
29th Mar '17 5:35:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8014677/1/Friendship_Is_Magic_Prime_Act_II Friendship Is Magic: Prime: Act II]]'', [[spoiler: Discord attempts to discord Optimus Prime at the climax, but Prime [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome grabs his wrist and shoves his hand into his face, forcing him to discord himself]]. As the spell inverts the target's personality, this changes Discord into a prim and proper gentleman who willingly exiles himself to a cave in the desert.]]

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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8014677/1/Friendship_Is_Magic_Prime_Act_II Friendship Is Magic: Prime: Act II]]'', [[spoiler: Discord attempts to discord Optimus Prime at the climax, but Prime [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome grabs his wrist and shoves his hand into his face, forcing him to discord himself]].himself. As the spell inverts the target's personality, this changes Discord into a prim and proper gentleman who willingly exiles himself to a cave in the desert.]]
29th Mar '17 5:35:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'': One episode ended with a scene where Sonic hypnotized a generic group of biker pigs into becoming good guys, and this was treated as totally fine when Robotnik had spent the entire episode using the same tactic on others. Of course there was an urgent need for help at the time and nobody knows if anyone bothered to return them to their normal criminal selves after it was all said and done. After all if they weren't forced to help, chances are Robotnik would have turned them into his mindless slaves like everyone else.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'': ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'':
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One episode ended with a scene where Sonic hypnotized a generic group of biker pigs into becoming good guys, and this was treated as totally fine when Robotnik had spent the entire episode using the same tactic on others. Of course there was an urgent need for help at the time and nobody knows if anyone bothered to return them to their normal criminal selves after it was all said and done. After all if they weren't forced to help, chances are Robotnik would have turned them into his mindless slaves like everyone else.
29th Mar '17 5:35:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In episode 11 of the cartoon version of ''SpaceAce'', after Kimberly was turned into a baby, Dexter becomes brainwashed by Borf into grabbing Kimberly, so every time Ace turns back into Dexter, the brainwashing process is in effect. However, after turning back into her adult form, Kimberly uses the brainwashing machine to snap Dexter out of his brainwashing state, and destroys the machine using Dexter's gun.

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* In episode 11 of the cartoon version of ''SpaceAce'', ''WesternAnimation/SpaceAce'', after Kimberly was turned into a baby, Dexter becomes brainwashed by Borf into grabbing Kimberly, so every time Ace turns back into Dexter, the brainwashing process is in effect. However, after turning back into her adult form, Kimberly uses the brainwashing machine to snap Dexter out of his brainwashing state, and destroys the machine using Dexter's gun.



* Happens in XiaolinShowdown, where using only one half of the [[MirrorMoralityMachine Yin-Yang Yoyo]] induces an alternating [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face]] or [[FaceHeelTurn Face-Heel]] turn [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor whenever the user exits the Yin-Yang World]].

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* Happens in XiaolinShowdown, ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', where using only one half of the [[MirrorMoralityMachine Yin-Yang Yoyo]] induces an alternating [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face]] or [[FaceHeelTurn Face-Heel]] turn [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor whenever the user exits the Yin-Yang World]].
23rd Mar '17 8:47:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': The eponymous T-800 Model 101 Terminator, the same model as the unstoppable BigBad of [[Film/TheTerminator the first movie]], was captured by the future [[LaResistance Resistance]] and reprogrammed to ''protect'', not kill John Connor in the past.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
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''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'': The eponymous T-800 Model 101 Terminator, the same model as the unstoppable BigBad of [[Film/TheTerminator the first movie]], was captured by the future [[LaResistance Resistance]] and reprogrammed to ''protect'', not kill John Connor in the past.
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