History Main / HeelFaceDoorSlam

25th Mar '17 6:38:40 AM ironballs16
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* In ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' (the first movie), Number 2 pulls a gun on Dr. Evil, decrying his old-fashioned villainy and pointing out how he made Virtucon disgustingly rich through completely legal means. He starts to negotiate a surrender with Austin Powers, only to sit in the wrong chair… He returns in the next film, still on Dr. Evil's side and with just some slight burns on his face.

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* In ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' (the first movie), Number 2 pulls a gun on Dr. Evil, decrying his old-fashioned villainy and pointing out how he made Virtucon disgustingly rich [[CutLexLuthorACheck through completely legal means. means]]. He starts to negotiate a surrender with Austin Powers, [[BrickJoke only to sit in the wrong chair… chair]]… He returns in the next film, still on Dr. Evil's side and with just some slight burns on his face.
21st Mar '17 11:01:53 AM ironballs16
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** Whether this was actually genuine remorse or several factors relating to the church's increasingly bad publicity is debatable. Many of his other children had defected from the church, their public demonstrations were causing gay rights groups to ''gain'' support via their actions, state governments were using loopholes in the original Supreme Court decision to force their protests to keep their distance from funerals, and counter-protests tended to outnumber them by a thousand to one on average, the organizers too clever to do anything the church could legally sue them for.

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** Whether this was actually genuine remorse or several factors relating to the church's increasingly bad publicity is debatable. Many of his other children had defected from the church, their public demonstrations were causing gay rights groups to ''gain'' support [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame via their actions, actions]], state governments were using loopholes in the original Supreme Court decision to force their protests to keep their distance from funerals, and counter-protests tended to outnumber them by a thousand to one on average, the organizers too clever to do anything the church could legally sue them for.
18th Mar '17 6:35:20 PM Eddy1215
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** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0707.html one]] strip, during a raid to free Azure City prisoners, among them was a goblin prisoner, who asked to join [[LaResistance the resistance]] as [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch he had no love for the other goblins]]. The elf commando seemed to be approving of it...[[BaitAndSwitch then he shows]] his FantasticRacism [[IDidWhatIHadToDo by ruthlessly shoves the goblin over a ledge]]. Disturbingly enough, [[GoodIsNotNice the others are impressed]].

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** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0707.html one]] strip, during a raid to free Azure City prisoners, among them was a goblin prisoner, who asked to join [[LaResistance the resistance]] as [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch he had no love for the other goblins]]. The elf commando seemed to be approving of it...[[BaitAndSwitch then he shows]] his FantasticRacism [[IDidWhatIHadToDo by ruthlessly shoves shoving the goblin over a ledge]]. Disturbingly enough, [[GoodIsNotNice the others are impressed]].
18th Mar '17 6:34:21 PM Eddy1215
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** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0707.html one]] strip, during a raid to free Azure City prisoners, among them was a goblin prisoner, who asked to join [[LaResistance the resistance]] as he had no love for the other goblins. The elf commando seemed to be approving of it...[[BaitAndSwitch then he shows]] his FantasticRacism [[IDidWhatIHadToDo by ruthlessly shoves the goblin over a ledge]]. Disturbingly enough, [[GoodIsNotNice the others are impressed]].

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** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0707.html one]] strip, during a raid to free Azure City prisoners, among them was a goblin prisoner, who asked to join [[LaResistance the resistance]] as [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch he had no love for the other goblins.goblins]]. The elf commando seemed to be approving of it...[[BaitAndSwitch then he shows]] his FantasticRacism [[IDidWhatIHadToDo by ruthlessly shoves the goblin over a ledge]]. Disturbingly enough, [[GoodIsNotNice the others are impressed]].
18th Mar '17 6:31:43 PM Eddy1215
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** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0707.html one]] strip, during a raid to free Azure City prisoners, among them was a goblin prisoner, who asked to join the resistance as he had no love for the other goblins. The elf commando seemed to be approving of it...[[BaitAndSwitch then he shows]] his FantasticRacism [[IDidWhatIHadToDo by ruthlessly shoves the goblin over a ledge]]. Disturbingly enough, [[GoodIsNotNice the others are impressed]].

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** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0707.html one]] strip, during a raid to free Azure City prisoners, among them was a goblin prisoner, who asked to join [[LaResistance the resistance resistance]] as he had no love for the other goblins. The elf commando seemed to be approving of it...[[BaitAndSwitch then he shows]] his FantasticRacism [[IDidWhatIHadToDo by ruthlessly shoves the goblin over a ledge]]. Disturbingly enough, [[GoodIsNotNice the others are impressed]].
18th Mar '17 6:30:39 PM Eddy1215
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** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0707.html one]] strip, during a raid to free Azure City prisoners, among them was a goblin prisoner, who asked to join the resistance as he had no love for the other goblins. The elf commando seemed to be approving of it...[[BaitAndSwitch then he shows]] his FantasticRacism [[IDidWhatIHadToDo by ruthlessly shoves the goblin over a ledge]]. Disturbingly enough, [[GoodIsNotNice the others are impressed]].
10th Mar '17 7:26:50 PM thatother1dude
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** Taken to ridiculous extremes in the [[MadeForTvMovie TV movie]] ''WesternAnimation/ChannelChasers''. At the end of the movie, Timmy's SadistTeacher Mr. Crocker was seen coming out of therapy, cured of his obsession with fairies and decides to turn his life around. He even discovered cold fusion! Then, [[GuiltByAssociationGag even though he had nothing to do with the plot]] (in fact his very appearance was probably just to show he's a CosmicPlaything), Timmy's wish that nobody remembers anything that happened from when the film began affected him, returning him to his fairy-obsessed self who tosses his cold fusion generator away because he doesn't know what it is anymore.

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** Taken to ridiculous extremes in the [[MadeForTvMovie TV movie]] ''WesternAnimation/ChannelChasers''. At the end of the movie, Timmy's SadistTeacher Mr. Crocker was seen coming out of therapy, cured of his obsession with fairies and decides to turn his life around. He even discovered cold fusion! Then, [[GuiltByAssociationGag even though he had nothing to do with the plot]] plot (in fact his very appearance was probably just to show he's a CosmicPlaything), Timmy's wish that nobody remembers anything that happened from when the film began affected him, returning him to his fairy-obsessed self who tosses his cold fusion generator away because he doesn't know what it is anymore.
9th Mar '17 5:28:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Less lethally, a QuirkyMinibossSquad may find they've been effectively chained to the role, and no amount of CharacterDevelopment or [[TheWoobie viewer sympathy]] can free them. In this case, they at least don't die, but are still doomed to a lifetime of failure and villainy and ''[[GenreSavvy realize it]]''. Contrast RedemptionEarnsLife, KarmaHoudiniWarranty, and RedemptionRejection. Compare RedemptionFailure, where the character actually goes clean for a while but has to revert back to villainy due to unforeseen circumstances. When it's played lethally, this trope can straddle the border of RedemptionEqualsDeath or DeathEqualsRedemption, depending on how close to redemption the character comes before they're offed. May be the result of a LastSecondChance offer that is later taken OffTheTable. This is often the result of a character who is TrappedInVillainy.

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Less lethally, a QuirkyMinibossSquad may find they've been effectively chained to the role, and no amount of CharacterDevelopment or [[TheWoobie viewer sympathy]] can free them. In this case, they at least don't die, but are still doomed to a lifetime of failure and villainy and ''[[GenreSavvy realize it]]''.''realize it''. Contrast RedemptionEarnsLife, KarmaHoudiniWarranty, and RedemptionRejection. Compare RedemptionFailure, where the character actually goes clean for a while but has to revert back to villainy due to unforeseen circumstances. When it's played lethally, this trope can straddle the border of RedemptionEqualsDeath or DeathEqualsRedemption, depending on how close to redemption the character comes before they're offed. May be the result of a LastSecondChance offer that is later taken OffTheTable. This is often the result of a character who is TrappedInVillainy.
8th Mar '17 4:44:57 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' this nearly happened to Skitter when she turned herself into the PRT. Despite being willing to go hero and help with the potential end of the world, Tagg wouldn't bend and Alexandria was trying to provoke Skitter into attacking so she could be sent directly to the Birdcage.
24th Jan '17 8:54:41 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Believing he has caught a break from the universe deservedly shitting on him, Theon confesses and laments the wrongs he committed during the previous season, setting him up for possible redemption, only for the entire escape to be revealed as a sham and the torture to be intensified.
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