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5th May '16 4:00:18 PM nombretomado
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* The second half of DavidBowie's "Cygnet Committee," wherein the second narrator first gleefully describes the violence he and his allies have turned to, but slowly sees it to be antithetical to his ideals.

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* The second half of DavidBowie's Music/DavidBowie's "Cygnet Committee," wherein the second narrator first gleefully describes the violence he and his allies have turned to, but slowly sees it to be antithetical to his ideals.



* Bob has a small one in [[ZombieApocalypse "Re: Your Brains"]] by JonathanCoulton, which doesn't seem to effect him much.

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* Bob has a small one in [[ZombieApocalypse "Re: Your Brains"]] by JonathanCoulton, Music/JonathanCoulton, which doesn't seem to effect him much.
4th May '16 8:06:36 AM BobTanaka
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* In ''PhineasAndFerbStarWars,'' Candace, Buford, and Baljeet (stormtroopers here) realize that their view of the situation was mistaken after Phineas saves Candace's life. Plus...
-->'''Candace:''' "Didn't we just ''blow up a planet''?!"
-->'''Baljeet:''' "Yes, that is sort of hard to justify, morally."
30th Apr '16 7:53:37 PM TheNewBig
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* In ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', the middle-aged protagonist spends the majority of the movie fantasizing about a slutty teenager, and starts working out to impress her. But when he finally gets a chance to fulfill the fantasy, he realizes that statutory rape laws are there for a reason: [[spoiler:She's just as insecure and immature as any other teenager, and is actually still a virgin.]] He opts to be a ChasteHero, not that [[RedemptionEqualsDeath it helps much]].

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* In ''Film/AmericanBeauty'', the middle-aged protagonist spends the majority of the movie fantasizing about a slutty teenager, his daughter's sexually experienced teenage friend, and starts working out to impress her. But when he finally gets a chance to fulfill In the fantasy, end, he realizes all her talk was just that. She was a virgin, and not personally ready for that statutory rape laws are there for a reason: [[spoiler:She's just as insecure and immature as any other teenager, and is actually still a virgin.]] He opts to be a ChasteHero, not that [[RedemptionEqualsDeath it helps much]].kind of relationship.
28th Apr '16 7:17:10 AM aye_amber
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* "Take This Bottle" by FaithNoMore is about an abusive alcoholic who wants his wife and child to leave him to stew in his own guilt.

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* "Take This Bottle" by FaithNoMore Music/FaithNoMore is about an abusive alcoholic who wants his wife and child to leave him to stew in his own guilt.
27th Apr '16 8:48:32 AM skidoo23
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** The Doctor had another one in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]" after unsuccessfully [[spoiler:trying to save Clara from dying after it happened]].

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** The A major one occurs to the Twelfth Doctor had another one after he comes close to becoming [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Woobie, Destroyer of Time]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]" after unsuccessfully [[spoiler:trying in a desperate attempt to save prevent [[spoiler: the death of his beloved companion, Clara]]. Although he is actually, technically successful, his actions alienate him from his own people and even threaten to destroy his friendship with her. After receiving a major WhatTheHellHero dressing down from her, the Doctor realizes that he has done, and he makes amends by [[spoiler: allowing his key memories of Clara from dying after it happened]].to be erased]].
8th Apr '16 2:45:24 PM CountDorku
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** According to at least some interpretations, the Comedian went through this when he discovered [[spoiler:Veidt's]] master plan. The Comedian was a nihilist who justified his callous amorality on the grounds that with nuclear war being inevitable, the whole concept of right and wrong was irrelevant; why not kill people? They're all going to die soon anyway. Hence his title; he was making a joke at the expense of the people who thought the world wasn't doomed - or at least he saw himself that way. In these interpretations, if [[spoiler:Veidt's]] plan worked, nuclear war would no longer be a problem, so actions had consequences, and the things he'd done could only be seen as monstrous. Of course, there are other interpretations [[EvenEvilHasStandards where he's still okay with individual deaths, just not so many, so quickly, on a grand scale]].
4th Apr '16 6:02:30 PM Saber15
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* Music/MindInABox's [[SequelSong cohesive plot]] revolves around a man named Black, working for a government agency using increasing Orwellian methods. He realizes he's working for the bad guys when his boss, White, attempts to erase his identity.
-->Everything that I did wrong was never my intention At that time, I thought it was the right thing to do.\\
26th Mar '16 3:18:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheAffair'': Alison has a bit of a freak out when Yvonne starts to treat her very coldly and discovers that it's because she's basically portrayed as a homewrecking nymphomaniac in Noah's novel. She's shocked to find out that people see her that way and actually tries to apologize to Noah's ex-wife Helen.
23rd Mar '16 5:41:59 AM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:236:Tiffany finally sees herself for what she's become.]]



Few things are [[VillainousBSOD more crushing]] than realizing [[ObliviouslyEvil that you're one of the bad guys.]] You exclaim MyGodWhatHaveIDone and perhaps shed TearsOfRemorse. Or in some cases, you realize you're even worse than you thought you were. Either way, it's the moment you know you're in the wrong.

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Few things are [[VillainousBSOD more crushing]] than realizing [[ObliviouslyEvil that you're one of the bad guys.]] guys]]. You might exclaim MyGodWhatHaveIDone and perhaps shed TearsOfRemorse. Or in some cases, you realize you're even worse than you thought you were. Either way, it's the moment you know you're in the wrong.
19th Mar '16 6:49:31 PM Godzillawolf
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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/251660/tales-from-the-dark-side-of-the-mirror Tales From The Dark Side of the Mirror]]'':

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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/251660/tales-from-the-dark-side-of-the-mirror Tales From The Dark Side of the Mirror]]'': ''Fanfic/TheDarkSideOfTheMirrorVerse'':
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