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9th Mar '17 5:33:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the book ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', Elphaba is GenreSavvy enough to eventually pick up on her WickedWitch role.

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* In the book ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', Elphaba is GenreSavvy enough to eventually pick picks up on her WickedWitch role.



* Creator/{{Infocom}}'s ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'': [[spoiler:Disarming Thorbast/Thorbala then returning his/her sword causes him/her to realize that he/she is the bad guy. This doesn't cause a moral crisis so much as it makes the character realize that [[GenreSavvy he/she doesn't have a chance of beating you]], so best to just save time and commit suicide.]]

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* Creator/{{Infocom}}'s ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'': [[spoiler:Disarming Thorbast/Thorbala then returning his/her sword causes him/her to realize that he/she is the bad guy. This doesn't cause a moral crisis so much as it makes the character realize that [[GenreSavvy he/she doesn't have a chance of beating you]], you, so best to just save time and commit suicide.]]
8th Mar '17 3:03:11 PM Discar
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->"Err, Hans... Have you looked at our caps recently? They've got skulls on them, Hans. ''Skulls''. I mean, what's worse than a skull? Hans... are we the ''baddies?"''

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->"Err, ->''"Err, Hans... Have you looked at our caps recently? They've got skulls on them, Hans. ''Skulls''. I mean, what's worse than a skull? Hans... are we the ''baddies?"'''''baddies?'''"''
7th Mar '17 1:10:02 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[http://cartoon.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600095039&chapter=4 How I Learned to Love a Wild Horse]]'' after Ranma (who fled to Beverly Hills to escape Nerima) apparently cheats on her, [[WesternAnimation/TotallySpies Clover]] considers telling his father where he is. But then she overhears [[AlphaBitch Mandy]] agree not to do something that might lead to Ranma's father finding him because of how horrible the man is. Clover's horrified she was going to do something even Mandy wouldn't stoop to.
11th Feb '17 12:32:42 PM ColossalTapir
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* In ''Webcomic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'', Alison has a long conversation with her ethics and aesthetics professor in which she attempts to come to terms with her decision to assault and kidnap someone she didn't like, then force him to use his powers to help save a great many lives. Except that over the course of the conversation she finds herself increasingly unable to escape the truth: she didn't do it to save those lives, she did it to save her friend. And that her attempts to portray him as the most selfish and horrible person she's ever known are projecting her own guilt onto him, given that she's lost friends because of her selfish behavior in her earlier years (not to mention her acquaintances with mass murderers and villains bent on world conquest).
8th Feb '17 4:36:27 PM Idek618
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** In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', both Master Asia and Dr. Mikamura get them. For Master Asia, it was the fact that humanity was a part of the Earth as nature was and wiping them all out wouldn't solve a thing. For Dr. Mikamura, it was the realization that his own jealousy towards Dr. Kasshu lead them to the point where his own daughter was now the core of the Devil Gundam. Both of them suffer TearJerker-worthy RedemptionEqualsDeath moments to atone.

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** In ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', both Master Asia and Dr. Mikamura get them. For Master Asia, it was the fact that humanity was a part of the Earth as nature was and wiping them all out wouldn't solve a thing. For Dr. Mikamura, it was the realization that his own jealousy towards Dr. Kasshu lead led them to the point where his own daughter was now the core of the Devil Gundam. Both of them suffer TearJerker-worthy RedemptionEqualsDeath moments to atone.



** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', the other members of Crystal Prep's Shadowbolts team are horrified that their determination to win [[spoiler:lead to the actual human Twilight Sparkle being transformed into the monstrous Midnight Sparkle. So much so that, when Midnight goes on a reality-breaking spree, the girls quickly aid the others in saving those dangling in the holes from falling in.]] Once everything is set back to normal, the girls are a lot more apologetic and friendlier and no longer care about winning (much to their she-devil principal Cinch's fiery disgrace).

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** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', the other members of Crystal Prep's Shadowbolts team are horrified that their determination to win [[spoiler:lead [[spoiler:led to the actual human Twilight Sparkle being transformed into the monstrous Midnight Sparkle. So much so that, when Midnight goes on a reality-breaking spree, the girls quickly aid the others in saving those dangling in the holes from falling in.]] Once everything is set back to normal, the girls are a lot more apologetic and friendlier and no longer care about winning (much to their she-devil principal Cinch's fiery disgrace).



* Wrestling/TheShield formed together because they really didn't like the {{popularity| power}} contest that is the reality of professional wrestling (or the fact that the in their eyes inferior Wrestling/{{Ryback}} arrived on the main roster before them, [[GreenEyedMonster but that's another topic entirely]]) and decided to everything they could to ensure [[{{face}} fan favorite wrestlers]] were unsuccessful as possible, which they viewed as "justice". This lead them to work for Wrestling/TheAuthority in keeping down the always over [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] but found the Authority often getting in their way(such as against Wrestling/TheWyattFamily) and when the Authority decided to go after commentator Wrestling/JerryLawler, The Shield came to the conclusion the Authority was in fact the greatest injustice in WWE, and decided to fight them instead.

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* Wrestling/TheShield formed together because they really didn't like the {{popularity| power}} contest that is the reality of professional wrestling (or the fact that the in their eyes inferior Wrestling/{{Ryback}} arrived on the main roster before them, [[GreenEyedMonster but that's another topic entirely]]) and decided to everything they could to ensure [[{{face}} fan favorite wrestlers]] were unsuccessful as possible, which they viewed as "justice". This lead led them to work for Wrestling/TheAuthority in keeping down the always over [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] but found the Authority often getting in their way(such as against Wrestling/TheWyattFamily) and when the Authority decided to go after commentator Wrestling/JerryLawler, The Shield came to the conclusion the Authority was in fact the greatest injustice in WWE, and decided to fight them instead.
8th Feb '17 4:21:04 PM Idek618
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** The episode "One Bad Apple" had Apple Bloom's cousin Babs Seed goes from ShrinkingViolet to bully on a level above even local {{Alpha Bitch}}es Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. The Cutie Mark Crusaders plan payback prank for all the turmoil Babs has caused. Both sides get the Realization. The Cutie Mark Crusaders upon learning Babs's FreudianExcuse, and Babs when the Crusaders immediately abort their plans and save her from their prank.

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** The episode "One Bad Apple" had Apple Bloom's cousin Babs Seed goes from ShrinkingViolet to bully on a level above even local {{Alpha Bitch}}es Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon. The Cutie Mark Crusaders plan a payback prank for all the turmoil Babs has caused. Both sides get the Realization. The Cutie Mark Crusaders upon learning Babs's FreudianExcuse, and Babs when the Crusaders immediately abort their plans and save her from their prank.
26th Jan '17 2:05:11 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', [[MaiHime Nao]] goes through a gradual one over time, as she realizes how much her mother's being put into a coma has affected her life by causing her to become a selfish and vengeful loner, starting when she is forced to ensure that it happens lest history be altered enough to cause a temporal paradox. After a chance encounter with Mai in the hospital, Nao realizes that Mai has, in the years since her parents' deaths, dedicated herself to something constructive in caring for Takumi, while Nao realizes how little robbing perverts eases her own pain. Eventually, she undergoes positive CharacterDevelopment and becomes a better person, particularly [[NotSoDifferent after realizing her similarity with Natsuki]].

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* In ''Fanfic/PerfectionIsOverrated'', [[MaiHime [[Anime/MaiHime Nao]] goes through a gradual one over time, as she realizes how much her mother's being put into a coma has affected her life by causing her to become a selfish and vengeful loner, starting when she is forced to ensure that it happens lest history be altered enough to cause a temporal paradox. After a chance encounter with Mai in the hospital, Nao realizes that Mai has, in the years since her parents' deaths, dedicated herself to something constructive in caring for Takumi, while Nao realizes how little robbing perverts eases her own pain. Eventually, she undergoes positive CharacterDevelopment and becomes a better person, particularly [[NotSoDifferent after realizing her similarity with Natsuki]].
26th Jan '17 8:52:41 AM TheSinful
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* Donny Vermilion in ''VideoGame/StarCraftIIWingsOfLiberty'' spends most of the game as a propaganda mouthpiece for Emperor Mengsk until Raynor's Raiders broadcast the truth about the fall of Tarsonis. Upon learning that Mengsk was responsible for the Zerg invasion, all he can do is mutter to himself about his brother who died on Tarsonis.
22nd Jan '17 1:27:57 PM upupandaway42
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] has let his fear of [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Superman's]] power, anger over the death and destruction during Superman's [[Film/ManOfSteel fight with Zod]], and [[TheCynic the cynism]] that he's developed over twenty years of fighting crime in [[ViceCity Gotham]] turn him [[FallenHero cruel and vicious]], to the point where he plans to kill the Man of Steel, justifying it to himself that it's a NecessaryEvil for the survival of the human race. When he's actually got Superman down and prepares for the killing blow, he discovers that Clark is fighting because Comicbook/LexLuthor [[spoiler: is holding Clark's mother, Martha Kent, hostage]] and he's actually in Gotham to ''beg for Batman's help''. Bruce suddenly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realises just how far he's fallen]], throws away the spear and agrees to team up with Clark to stop Lex.
21st Jan '17 5:07:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** WordOfGod, and the upcoming novel "Choices", holds that these stormtroopers are kidnapped by Thrawn and end up in his offshoot, the Empire of the Hand. The Empire of the Hand, judging by ''Literature/SurvivorsQuest'' and the short story [[OutboundFlight Fool's Bargain]], is apparently exactly what the stormtroopers used to think that the Empire was. Given that both of those feature stormtroopers who think for themselves and can make moral decisions, it's not surprising. They end up forming a sort-of vigilante group that hunts down pirates and ends up helping Mara Jade expose corruption within the Empire. They called themselves the Hand of Judgment until Mara Jade saved them from getting killed for treason, then told them that there was only one Hand in the Empire, and it was her, the Emperor's Hand. They lost the name, but haven't quit hunting lawbreakers yet.

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** WordOfGod, and the upcoming novel "Choices", holds that these stormtroopers are kidnapped by Thrawn and end up in his offshoot, the Empire of the Hand. The Empire of the Hand, judging by ''Literature/SurvivorsQuest'' and the short story [[OutboundFlight [[Literature/OutboundFlight Fool's Bargain]], is apparently exactly what the stormtroopers used to think that the Empire was. Given that both of those feature stormtroopers who think for themselves and can make moral decisions, it's not surprising. They end up forming a sort-of vigilante group that hunts down pirates and ends up helping Mara Jade expose corruption within the Empire. They called themselves the Hand of Judgment until Mara Jade saved them from getting killed for treason, then told them that there was only one Hand in the Empire, and it was her, the Emperor's Hand. They lost the name, but haven't quit hunting lawbreakers yet.
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