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13th Jul '17 12:24:46 AM Spark9
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* In [[PlanescapeTorment]], the First Incarnation [[spoiler:had caused such a big evil that he went in search of immortality purely to give himself enough time to redeem himself. The fact that this GoneHorriblyRight is what sets off the main plot ages ago.]] And then, [[assuming you play The Nameless One as willing to redeem himself, you spend ''the entire game'' doing just that, and at the end of the game you end up either going to hell anyway for your sins, or willing yourself out of existence entirely. You have gone ''way'' too far over the centuries to have any shot at redeeming yourself and making it stick.]]

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* In [[PlanescapeTorment]], PlanescapeTorment, the First Incarnation [[spoiler:had caused such a big evil that he went in search of immortality purely to give himself enough time to redeem himself. The fact that this GoneHorriblyRight is what sets off the main plot ages ago.]] And then, [[assuming you play The Nameless One as willing to redeem himself, you spend ''the entire game'' doing just that, and at the end of the game you end up either going to hell anyway for your sins, or willing yourself out of existence entirely. You have gone ''way'' too far over the centuries to have any shot at redeeming yourself and making it stick.]]
13th Jul '17 12:23:51 AM Spark9
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* In [[PlanescapeTorment]], the First Incarnation [[spoiler:had caused such a big evil that he went in search of immortality purely to give himself enough time to redeem himself. The fact that this GoneHorriblyRight is what sets off the main plot ages ago.]] And then, [[assuming you play The Nameless One as willing to redeem himself, you spend ''the entire game'' doing just that, and at the end of the game you end up either going to hell anyway for your sins, or willing yourself out of existence entirely. You have gone ''way'' too far over the centuries to have any shot at redeeming yourself and making it stick.]]
1st Jul '17 10:16:33 PM Qrow
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[spoiler: Missy, aka The Master]] has this happen in [[spoiler: The Doctor Falls]], at hand of, ironically, [[spoiler: his/her own past incarnation "Saxon", when she decided to stand with the Doctor in his hopeless battle with an army of Cybermen, and complete a HeelFaceTurn she'd been working toward all season]]. Apparently [[spoiler: the old Master]] considered making a HeelFaceTurn a FateWorseThanDeath.
2nd Jun '17 1:54:17 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', this is used for maximum Drama and heartbreak. [[spoiler: Takizawa betrays Aogiri, killing [[TheDragon Tatara]] in order to protect his former comrades. He tries to reassure them of his good intentions, but his former mentor orders his squad to attack. After killing most of the squad, Takizawa strangles Akira while demanding to know why they tried to kill him -- he'd saved them, and become a ''hero'', after all. She [[ArmorPiercingResponse tells him]] that he's a murderer, and the only kindness they can offer is a MercyKill. He's simply too far gone to understand that he's already crossed the MoralEventHorizon, and can never return to his old life]].

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', this is used for maximum Drama and heartbreak. [[spoiler: Takizawa betrays Aogiri, killing [[TheDragon Tatara]] in order to protect his former comrades. He tries to reassure them of his good intentions, but his former mentor orders his squad to attack. After killing most of the squad, Takizawa strangles Akira while demanding to know why they tried to kill him -- he'd saved them, and become a ''hero'', after all. She [[ArmorPiercingResponse tells him]] that he's a murderer, and the only kindness they can offer is a MercyKill. He's simply too far gone to understand that he's already crossed the MoralEventHorizon, and can never return to his old life]].life. Later on, however, it's Defied when Amon intervenes and causes Akira to have a change of heart. Their mutual desire to save him from himself leads Takizawa to undergo a [[LoveRedeems genuine]] HeelFaceTurn and begin the process of regaining his sanity. He considers himself beyond hope of redemption, but others disagree.
1st Jun '17 11:11:48 AM thatmadork
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* ''Film/HardcoreHenry'': Played literally and awesomely. [[spoiler:Estelle turns out to have been ''Akan's'' wife and had been emotionally manipulating Henry the whole time. After a short confrontation on her escape helicopter, she winds up hanging out of the door by her fingers, and she begs for Henry to "listen to his heart". After a brief moment, [[{{Fingore}} he slams te door down on her]] [[DisneyVillainDeath and she plummets to her death]].]]
31st May '17 9:46:52 PM Nohbody
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* Non-lethal example: [[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703315404575250220873756964.html This U.S. Supreme Court case]] allows slamming the heel face door on "sexually dangerous" criminals on a federal level by allowing them to be kept imprisoned after their sentence is up. On the other hand, the Supreme Court found in [[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703315404575250263178132480.html this case]] that slamming the heel face door on teenagers who haven't killed anyone by giving them a sentence of life imprisonment without parole is "cruel and unusual punishment" that is constitutionally prohibited.
* Sabino Arana Goiri (1865-1903) was a Spanish writer, philosopher, and political activist of Basque descent. It was he who founded the Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV), which was the first political party to strive toward an independent nation-state for the Basque people. He also harbored an obsessive loathing for any Iberian peoples who were ''not'' Basque, condemning them in his nationalistic tracts and arguing against intermarrying with them to such a degree that his attitude bordered on racism. (It should be pointed out that this was the 1890s, [[ValuesDissonance when racism was not only socially acceptable but also considered rational and scientific, not to mention ubiquitous]]; and anyway, most of Arana Goiri's opponents shared similar attitudes.) Arana Goiri eventually began to moderate his extremist views, deemphasizing race and stating that home rule for Basques within the Spanish nation-state would be an acceptable alternative. Unfortunately, he died before he could convince most of his followers to similarly adjust their attitudes, and the PNV (or at least a militant wing of it) remained radicalized down to the present day. It is largely for this reason that Basques are often thought of (at least by other Spaniards) as terrorist bombers, rather than the peaceful, churchgoing farm folk they always have been and still are. When a bombing occurred in Madrid in 2004, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar even hinted that the plot might have been orchestrated by ETA (a major Basque terrorist organization, currently at an extremely low ebb) rather than by the true suspect, Al-Qaeda. Many Spaniards, including non-Basques, conceded that that was wrong, and it's widely credited for Anzar's party being defeated in the national elections 3 days later.
* Albert Speer (according to his own words, anyway) regretted being a part of the Nazi party, only a little too late to really do anything about it. He was sentenced to 20 years. (The tribunal was understandably skeptical of his regret.) He was the only one of the Nazi higher-ups to actually plead guilty.
* Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, started to feel regret for how fanatical his group was nearing the end of his life and asked his church to stop being so extreme. Instead, the Church elders (including his own daughter) had him excommunicated and left him on his deathbed in a rest home. 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]], 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.
* The late Israeli PM Yitskhak Rabin was known for being an almost ruthless military man, notoriously giving the unofficial order to ‘break [the Palestinians’] arms and legs’ during the [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict First Intifada]]. In his final years he signed the peace treaty with Jordan and started moving the Oslo Accords forward; this eventually cost him his life when a far-rightist assassin, Yig'al Amir, shot him to death in a rally in support of the process. For years after his death he was an [[UnacceptableTargets Unacceptable Target]] for the vast majority of the Israeli population, but recently far-leftists have been criticizing him harshly for his actions before the Oslo Accords. It helps that he was also failing to keep up with his promises to evacuate settlements in the Palestinian Territories, notoriously saying, ‘There are no sacred dates [i.e. there are no dates for due evacuations that must be kept].’
* This could be said of the officers who had sworn loyalty to the Bourbons in 1814, rallied Napoleon during the Hundred Days and were subsequently executed (Ney and Labédoyère, for instance).
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15th May '17 6:08:12 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books, people who've accepted the MarkOfTheBeast find themselves unable to repent however much they desperately want to. At one point a character tries to recite a prayer, ''any'' prayer, and can only recall the first line of "Now I lay me down to sleep".[[note]]According to Literature/TheBible, everyone who accepts the Mark of the Beast will be damned. It's not clear from the Scriptures, however, whether that means they aren't allowed to repent, or whether it's just that nobody who goes that route ''ever will'' sincerely repent.[[/note]]

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* In the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books, people who've accepted the MarkOfTheBeast and worship the Beast's image find themselves unable to repent however much they desperately want to. At one point a character tries to recite a prayer, ''any'' prayer, and can only recall the first line of "Now I lay me down to sleep".[[note]]According to Literature/TheBible, everyone who accepts the Mark of the Beast will be damned. It's not clear from the Scriptures, however, whether that means they aren't allowed to repent, or whether it's just that nobody who goes that route ''ever will'' sincerely repent.[[/note]]
14th May '17 12:27:08 PM Zerukin
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* ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls refuse to believe that Mojo Jojo has gone straight and opened his own restaurant ("Monkey Business," issue #67), in spite of the fact that everyone loves his cuisine. Twice, the girls cause an alarm that sends everyone for the exits and subsequently publicly apologizing for it. The third time, though, is enough for Mojo. He quits his restaurant and goes back to being a villain.

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* ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls refuse to believe that Mojo Jojo has gone straight and opened his own restaurant ("Monkey Business," issue #67), in spite of the fact that everyone loves his cuisine. Twice, the girls cause an alarm that sends everyone for the exits and subsequently publicly apologizing for it. The third time, though, is enough for Mojo. He quits his restaurant and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero goes back to being a villain.villain]].
8th May '17 7:07:33 PM SpocktorWho
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* In season seven of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Castiel realizes what he's become under the influence of the Purgatory souls (and that they will tear him apart) and willingly gives them up and apologizes for what he's done. The others seem to accept this, but before Castiel can do anything else to redeem himself, he's killed by the Leviathan. [[spoiler: This being ''Supernatural'', [[SubvertedTrope he shows up again later in the season, amnesiac but completely fine.]] He does then have to do a bit of work to be fully forgiven by his friends, though.]]
5th May '17 11:41:27 PM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimationCodenameKidsNextDoor'': Father almost had this in the movie OPERATION ZERO. He [[EnemyMine joined forces forces]] with his brother Monty to defeat [[GreaterScopeVillain their dad]], [[DirtyCoward but immediatly chickened out and went back inside to eat ice cream]].

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* ''WesternAnimationCodenameKidsNextDoor'': ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Father almost had this in the movie OPERATION ZERO. He [[EnemyMine joined forces forces]] with his brother Monty to defeat [[GreaterScopeVillain their dad]], [[DirtyCoward but immediatly chickened out and went back inside to eat ice cream]].
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