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8th Dec '17 10:09:34 PM Nadim
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* Cecil and his cohorts in the third installment of ''Film/{{Night at the Museum}}''.
26th Oct '17 3:47:15 PM Isaac_Heller
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* This happens to both Man Bat and Clayface in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.

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* This happens to both Man Bat and the original Clayface in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. With Clayface, this is contradictory to what was shown earlier in the series unless you read an issue of the comic series ''The Batman Strikes'' which sets it up.
26th Oct '17 3:42:47 PM Isaac_Heller
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei gets caught by Yusuke for stealing from his boss, but he returns a couple arcs later as an AntiHero AloofAlly, and stays that way for the rest of the series.
** In this case it's explained early on that he's been assigned to help Yusuke as a condition of his parole. Refusal to do so would have meant jail time.

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei gets caught by Yusuke for stealing from his boss, but he returns a couple arcs later as an AntiHero AloofAlly, and stays that way for the rest of the series.
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series. In this case it's explained early on that he's been assigned to help Yusuke as a condition of his parole. Refusal to do so would have meant jail time.
26th Oct '17 3:36:58 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Gwen's ArchEnemy [[EvilSorcerer Hex]] appeared in the first three series as an antagonist, but, when he returned in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]'', was revealed to have reformed offscreen. Which was particularly odd given that he was generally depicted as being more evil and with less justification than his niece Charmcaster, Gwen's trapped-in-the-HeelFaceRevolvingDoor rival.

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** Gwen's ArchEnemy [[EvilSorcerer Hex]] appeared in the first three series as an antagonist, but, when he returned in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse Omniverse]]'', was revealed to have reformed offscreen. Which was particularly odd given that he was generally depicted as being more evil and with less justification than his niece Charmcaster, Gwen's trapped-in-the-HeelFaceRevolvingDoor rival.rival, although she too would have applied for this trope [[WhatCouldHaveBeen if Gwen's college spin-off had happened.]]
13th Aug '17 5:04:56 PM nombretomado
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* Loki from ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' was once a leader of the antagonistic group Ragnarok, and an all-around unrepentant {{jerkass}}. In a later arc, he was shown spying on Yomi for Nijima.

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* Loki from ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' was once a leader of the antagonistic group Ragnarok, and an all-around unrepentant {{jerkass}}. In a later arc, he was shown spying on Yomi for Nijima.
18th May '17 5:33:54 PM PhilsLover
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* Wrestling/JeffHardy from Wrestling/{{TNA}} is an example of how a wrestler returns as a face and [[ReformedButRejected still gets heat for their past actions]]. Not only did he [[FaceHeelTurn align himself with Immortal]], but also [[DrugsAreBad fell terribly short on his performance at Victory Road 2011]]. So a few months later, Jeff returns and becomes TheAtoner, apologizing to the fans and the locker room for his unprofessional behavior, yet the locker room wasn't receptive to this matter until a few months later. As of Bound For Glory 2012, Jeff wins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, thus completed his road to redemption.

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* Wrestling/JeffHardy from Wrestling/{{TNA}} in 2011-12 is an example of how a wrestler returns as a face and [[ReformedButRejected still gets heat for their past actions]]. Not only did he [[FaceHeelTurn align himself with Immortal]], but also [[DrugsAreBad fell terribly short on his performance at Victory Road 2011]]. So a few months later, Jeff returns and becomes TheAtoner, apologizing to the fans and the locker room for his unprofessional behavior, yet the locker room wasn't receptive to this matter until a few months later. As of At Bound For Glory 2012, Jeff wins won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, thus completed completing his road to redemption.
3rd Jan '17 5:37:43 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', this was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally set to happen]] with one of the villains, but the author eventually decided that this would be skirting too close to an AssPull, and so wrote the ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' novella to defy this trope.
13th Nov '16 5:56:05 PM LordDynasmon
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* Wrestling/JeffHardy from Wrestling/{{TNA}} is an example of how a wrestler returns as a face and [[ReformedButRejected still gets heat for their past actions]]. Not only did he [[FaceHeelTurn aligned himself with Immortal]], but also [[DrugsAreBad fell terribly short on his performance at Victory Road 2011]]. So a few months later, Jeff returns and becomes TheAtoner, apologizing to the fans and the locker room for his unprofessional behavior, yet the locker room wasn't receptive to this matter until a few months later. As of Bound For Glory 2012, Jeff wins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, thus completed his road to redemption.

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* Wrestling/JeffHardy from Wrestling/{{TNA}} is an example of how a wrestler returns as a face and [[ReformedButRejected still gets heat for their past actions]]. Not only did he [[FaceHeelTurn aligned align himself with Immortal]], but also [[DrugsAreBad fell terribly short on his performance at Victory Road 2011]]. So a few months later, Jeff returns and becomes TheAtoner, apologizing to the fans and the locker room for his unprofessional behavior, yet the locker room wasn't receptive to this matter until a few months later. As of Bound For Glory 2012, Jeff wins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, thus completed his road to redemption.
30th Jul '16 10:40:40 AM nombretomado
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* Wrestling/JohnCena arranged for a ''double'' Heel Face Return in August 2010. ChrisJericho and {{Edge}}, who had been unrepentant Heels up until then (Edge had had an earlier Heel Face Return when he'd won the Royal Rumble in January, but he'd subsequently turned heel again after failing to win the World Heavyweight Championship and attacking Randy Orton.) were persuaded by Cena to join him in a coalition consisting mostly of faces (Wrestling/BretHart, Great Khali, Wrestling/JohnMorrison, and R-Truth rounding out the group) after they were all individually attacked by Wrestling/TheNexus. Edge quit the group out of parnoia, while Jericho's egotism and desire to be the leader of Cena's army led to a match between the two that he lost and left due to the match stipulation. However, they eventually decided to fight beside Cena at ''[=SummerSlam=]'' after all. However, both promptly turned heel ''again'' at the actual event (granted, it was largely due to a misunderstanding on Cena's part); Jericho remained a heel for what remained of his WWE career, while Edge turned face for a ''third'' time that year after a confrontation with the ''RAW'' General Manager shortly afterward - leading to his final run prior to his untimely retirement.

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* Wrestling/JohnCena arranged for a ''double'' Heel Face Return in August 2010. ChrisJericho Wrestling/ChrisJericho and {{Edge}}, Wrestling/{{Edge}}, who had been unrepentant Heels up until then (Edge had had an earlier Heel Face Return when he'd won the Royal Rumble in January, but he'd subsequently turned heel again after failing to win the World Heavyweight Championship and attacking Randy Orton.) were persuaded by Cena to join him in a coalition consisting mostly of faces (Wrestling/BretHart, Great Khali, Wrestling/JohnMorrison, and R-Truth rounding out the group) after they were all individually attacked by Wrestling/TheNexus. Edge quit the group out of parnoia, while Jericho's egotism and desire to be the leader of Cena's army led to a match between the two that he lost and left due to the match stipulation. However, they eventually decided to fight beside Cena at ''[=SummerSlam=]'' after all. However, both promptly turned heel ''again'' at the actual event (granted, it was largely due to a misunderstanding on Cena's part); Jericho remained a heel for what remained of his WWE career, while Edge turned face for a ''third'' time that year after a confrontation with the ''RAW'' General Manager shortly afterward - leading to his final run prior to his untimely retirement.
23rd May '16 10:19:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''YuYuHakusho'': Hiei gets caught by Yusuke for stealing from his boss, but he returns a couple arcs later as an AntiHero AloofAlly, and stays that way for the rest of the series.

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* ''YuYuHakusho'': ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei gets caught by Yusuke for stealing from his boss, but he returns a couple arcs later as an AntiHero AloofAlly, and stays that way for the rest of the series.
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