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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.
27th Mar '16 4:42:38 AM SSJMagus
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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.

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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.
27th Mar '16 4:36:23 AM SSJMagus
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* The finale of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' features Goku fighting a boy named [[SdrawkcabName Uub]] in the World Martial Arts Tournament. As it turns out, Uub is the reincarnation of [[EldritchAbomination Majin Buu]], the final and most powerful villain in the series. However, Uub is not fighting Goku out of revenge, but because he entered the tournament to try and support his village with the prize money, and Goku just happens to be his opponent; Uub doesn't even ''remember'' his life as Majin Buu! Goku sees enough physical & emotional strength in the kind Uub that he trains him to become his successor as the guardian of Earth.

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* The finale of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' features Goku fighting a boy named [[SdrawkcabName Uub]] in the World Martial Arts Tournament. As it turns out, Uub is the reincarnation of [[EldritchAbomination Majin Buu]], the final and most powerful villain in the series. However, Uub is not fighting Goku out of revenge, but because he entered the tournament to try and support his village with the prize money, and Goku just happens to be his opponent; Uub doesn't even ''remember'' his life as Majin Buu! Goku sees enough physical & emotional strength in the kind Uub that he trains him to become his successor as the guardian of Earth. Majin Buu's reincarnation as Uub was a favor granted by King Enma to Goku, though Goku doesn't actually know this.
26th Jan '16 6:18:22 PM bowserbros
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* The finale of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' features Goku fighting a boy named [[SdrawkcabName Uub]] in the World Martial Arts Tournament. As it turns out, Uub is the reincarnation of [[EldritchAbomination Majin Buu]], the final and most powerful villain in the series. However, Uub is not fighting Goku out of revenge, but because he entered the tournament to try and support his village with the prize money, and Goku just happens to be his opponent; Uub doesn't even ''remember'' his life as Majin Buu! Goku sees enough physical & emotional strength in the kind Uub that he trains him to become his successor as the guardian of Earth.
16th Nov '15 4:35:10 AM erforce
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* In ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays the main villain. In ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} 2'', his [[BackupTwin seemingly otherwise identical character]]'s goal is to protect John Connor against the main villain. This is because the second T-800 was captured and reprogrammed by the human resistance.
** Sort of happens in the third film as well (although the "heel" part was off camera) since the Terminator had killed John in the future before it was reprogrammed and sent back.
* Barbossa from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' does this when he returns unexpectedly as one of the good guys at the end of the second movie. Also, to a lesser extent, Pintel and Ragetti at the beginning of the same movie, for no real reason other than to serve as comic relief.
* Gunner Jensen spends most of ''Film/TheExpendables'' as one of the main villains, before disappearing at the end of the second act. He reappears in the final scene and is forgiven by the heroes, and he spends the rest of the film series as a hero himself.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'',
** In ''Film/TheTerminator'',
Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger plays the main villain. In ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} 2'', ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', his [[BackupTwin seemingly otherwise identical character]]'s goal is to protect John Connor against the main villain. This is because the second T-800 was captured and reprogrammed by the human resistance.
** Sort of happens in the [[Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines third film film]] as well (although the "heel" part was off camera) since the Terminator had killed John in the future before it was reprogrammed and sent back.
* Barbossa from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' does this when he returns unexpectedly as one of the good guys at the end of the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second movie.movie]]. Also, to a lesser extent, Pintel and Ragetti at the beginning of the same movie, for no real reason other than to serve as comic relief.
* Gunner Gunnar Jensen spends most of ''Film/TheExpendables'' as one of the main villains, before disappearing at the end of the second act. He reappears in the final scene and is forgiven by the heroes, and he spends the rest of the film series as a hero himself.
20th Oct '15 9:57:07 AM Theokal3
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* Kevin was a recurring antagonist in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', but becomes one of the [[PowerTrio main three protagonists]] in [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce its sequel series]].

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Kevin was a recurring antagonist in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'', [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} the Original Series]], but becomes one of the [[PowerTrio main three protagonists]] in [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce its sequel series]].''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]''. The explanation for his change was eventually explained in ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]''.
** 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.
9th Oct '15 2:56:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'', this happens when [[PercyJackson Grover, Annabeth and Clarisse]] return in "Threat Of Satanic Commonism," on the side of the Prayer Warriors, despite having served the Greek Gods in "The Evil Gods Part 1". To make matters worse, all three of them had been killed before, [[DeathIsCheap and Grover died more than once]]. Similarly, in "The Titans Strike Back," [[HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] returns from the dead and willingly converts to the Prayer Warriors' side.

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* In ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'', this happens when [[PercyJackson [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Grover, Annabeth and Clarisse]] return in "Threat Of Satanic Commonism," on the side of the Prayer Warriors, despite having served the Greek Gods in "The Evil Gods Part 1". To make matters worse, all three of them had been killed before, [[DeathIsCheap and Grover died more than once]]. Similarly, in "The Titans Strike Back," [[HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] returns from the dead and willingly converts to the Prayer Warriors' side.
8th Jun '15 10:22:26 PM nombretomado
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* Rufus Shinra is a major antagonist in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', who is last seen apparently being killed. In ''AdventChildren'', he shows up again and explains he's seen the error in his ways and is working to undo the damage he did. His repentance kind of makes sense in that the consequences of Shinra Company's activities were extremely dramatic by the end of the game, and nearly were [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt even worse]].

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* Rufus Shinra is a major antagonist in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', who is last seen apparently being killed. In ''AdventChildren'', ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'', he shows up again and explains he's seen the error in his ways and is working to undo the damage he did. His repentance kind of makes sense in that the consequences of Shinra Company's activities were extremely dramatic by the end of the game, and nearly were [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt even worse]].
25th Feb '15 4:31:28 PM N1KF
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A HeelFaceReturn is a complete aversion of this. In this case, an antagonist leaves the scene showing no sign of redemption. At any rate, the next time you see him, he's gone through some off-screen redemption, and is suddenly siding with the heroes. His reason for this will likely be explained later on, but it generally takes awhile to earn the heroes' trust, though it may be a mere [[EnemyMine necessary alliance]].

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A HeelFaceReturn Heel-Face Return is a complete aversion of this. In this case, an antagonist leaves the scene showing no sign of redemption. At any rate, the next time you see him, he's gone through some off-screen redemption, and is suddenly siding with the heroes. His reason for this will likely be explained later on, but it generally takes awhile to earn the heroes' trust, though it may be a mere [[EnemyMine necessary alliance]].
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