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11th Jun '17 6:09:41 PM jtierney50
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* The second and third songs of ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' emphasize the contrasting nature of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. "Aaron Burr, Sir" makes clear that Burr will not choose a side until he's certain that it's the right one (something that is codified in "Wait For It", "Non-Stop", and "The Room Where It Happens"), while "My Shot" shows that Hamilton "will not throw away [his] shot", is always one of the first to support something he thinks is right, and wears his emotions and beliefs on his sleeve. Over the show, Burr and Hamilton begin to learn from each other (they even say as much in "The Room Where It Happens" for Hamilton and "The Election of 1800" for Burr), and in the final duel, [[spoiler:Burr takes the rash, impulsive action of shooting Hamilton, while Hamilton decides to take his time to consider what to do and eventually chooses the safe option of firing at the sky, not Burr]].
14th May '17 2:09:06 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'': The main characters Midoriya and Bakugou start off as the former being a ChewToy to their class, who is laughed at even by their teacher who consider his dreams laughable while everyone of their classmates and teachers look up to Bakugou, who has a bully posse of his own, as someone who can become and amazing hero. When they get into UA, however, Midoriya becomes instantly popular among their class due to his charisma and strength being considered characteristic fit to a real hero, after the first day of exercise everyone crowds around Midoriya praising his performance and several other characters start to look to Midoriya with interest in his professional future, he also gets a group of friends to hang out with (Uraraka, Todoroki, Iida mainly, but depending on the situation, anyone of the class really) while Bakugou is ostracized by the class who has no interest in dealing with a a bully whose behavior is more fitting to a villain than to a hero, with few people believing he can actually even make it as one, it takes a while for Bakugou to even get his OnlyFriend Kirishima and to make it worse, he is still seen as [[NeverLiveItDown the victim of the Sludge Villain attack]].

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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'': The main characters Midoriya and Bakugou start off as the former being a ChewToy to their class, who is laughed at even mocked by their teacher who consider considers his dreams laughable laughable, while everyone every one of their classmates and teachers look up to Bakugou, who has a bully posse of his own, as someone who can become and an amazing hero. When they get into UA, however, Midoriya becomes instantly popular among their class due to his charisma and strength being considered characteristic fit to a real hero, after the first day of exercise everyone crowds around Midoriya praising his performance and several other characters start to look to Midoriya with interest in his professional future, he also gets a group of friends to hang out with (Uraraka, Todoroki, Iida mainly, but depending on the situation, anyone of the class really) while Bakugou is ostracized by the class who has no interest in dealing with a a bully whose behavior is more fitting to a villain than to a hero, with few people believing he can actually even make it as one, it takes a while for Bakugou to even get his OnlyFriend Kirishima and to make it worse, he is still seen as [[NeverLiveItDown the victim of the Sludge Villain attack]].
14th May '17 12:50:39 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'': The main characters Midoriya and Bakugou start off as the former being a ChewToy to their class, who is laughed at even by their teacher who consider his dreams laughable while everyone of their classmates and teachers look up to Bakugou, who has a bully posse of his own, as someone who can become and amazing hero. When they get into UA, however, Midoriya becomes instantly popular among their class due to his charisma and strength being considered characteristic fit to a real hero, after the first day of exercise everyone crowds around Midoriya praising his performance and several other characters start to look to Midoriya with interest in his professional future, he also gets a group of friends to hang out with (Uraraka, Todoroki, Iida mainly, but depending on the situation, anyone of the class really) while Bakugou is ostracized by the class who has no interest in dealing with a a bully whose behavior is more fitting to a villain than to a hero, with few people believing he can actually even make it as one, it takes a while for Bakugou to even get his OnlyFriend Kirishima and to make it worse, he is still seen as [[NeverLiveItDown the victim of the Sludge Villain attack]].
13th May '17 8:22:53 PM JRads47
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Sayaka starts out as an idealistic rookie and TheCape-in training, while Kyoko is introduced as a selfish and cynical BloodKnight. After the AwfulTruth comes out, Sayaka becomes an AxCrazy Blood Knight with an unhealthy dose of self-loathing, while Kyoko develops into a DefrostingIceQueen who goes back to being the idealistic girl she once was.



* The plot of ''PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' episode "Dreamfields." Kale and Gwen are hit with some magic that causes them to hallucinate they've swapped places. It's enough to ''almost'' get Kale to HeelFaceTurn...but not quite.

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* The plot of ''PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' episode "Dreamfields." Kale and Gwen are hit with some magic that causes them to hallucinate they've swapped places. It's enough to ''almost'' get Kale to HeelFaceTurn...but not quite.
7th Apr '17 1:04:48 PM Iris
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* ''{{Film/Pet}}'': The film begins with a disaffected man becoming infatuated with a beautiful writer he claims to have known in high school, going from {{Adorkable}} to DoggedNiceGuy to StalkerWithACrush, leading to his kidnapping her and [[EnvironmentalSymbolism locking her in a cage under the animal shelter where he works.]] [[ShockingSwerve Then halfway through the movie]], he tells her he read her notebook, a stylized journal detailing confessions of her ''murders''. Plural. He wants to "save" her, but she is reluctant to change and pushes in return, telling him that somewhere deep inside, he's like her. She escapes confinement, but by the end of the movie, she seems convinced that he is her soulmate. The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue reveals that she is happily back with her ex, Eric, and is keeping him locked up in a nearby warehouse, visiting him to with [[BreadEggsMilkSquick food, affection,]] and ColdBloodedTorture whenever her murderous impulses rise up.
27th Mar '17 9:24:13 AM Adept
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Kakashi starts as a shinobi who only cares about the mission, while Obito thinks that comrades are more important. After the battle of Kannibi Bridge, Kakashi becomes more concerned about comrades. [[spoiler: Obito becomes eventually Tobi, who deems no sacrifice too great for his mission.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Kakashi starts as a shinobi who only cares about the mission, while Obito thinks that comrades are more important. After the battle of Kannibi Bridge, Kakashi becomes more concerned about comrades. [[spoiler: Obito becomes eventually becomes Tobi, who deems no sacrifice too great for his mission.]]



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji and Asuka start as the " shy failure" and the "confident AcePilot" and over the course of the series, Shinji racks up the most angel kills and Asuka has a breakdown because she doesn't.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji and Asuka start as the " shy "shy failure" and the "confident AcePilot" and over the course of the series, Shinji racks up the most angel kills and Asuka has a breakdown because she doesn't.



* Thomas Hardy's 1886 novel ''The Mayor of Casterbridge''.

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* %%* Thomas Hardy's 1886 novel ''The Mayor of Casterbridge''.
26th Feb '17 6:16:27 PM Luc
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* ''ComicBook/Watchmen'': Rorscharch and Ozymandias exchange positions at the end. The latter calls the former a right-wing loony and the former regards him as a liberal hypocrite. As a young man, Rorscharch wrote gushingly about Harry Truman's decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the wisdom of WellIntentionedExtremist thinking. But he's appalled when Ozymandias comes around to it, and does it for real.

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* ''ComicBook/Watchmen'': ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'': Rorscharch and Ozymandias exchange positions at the end. The latter calls the former a right-wing loony and the former regards him as a liberal hypocrite. As a young man, Rorscharch wrote gushingly about Harry Truman's decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the wisdom of WellIntentionedExtremist thinking. But he's appalled when Ozymandias comes around to it, and does it for real.
25th Feb '17 9:44:53 AM Luc
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* ''ComicBook/Watchmen'': Rorscharch and Ozymandias exchange positions at the end. The latter calls the former a right-wing loony and the former regards him as a liberal hypocrite. As a young man, Rorscharch wrote gushingly about Harry Truman's decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki as the wisdom of WellIntentionedExtremist thinking. But he's appalled when Ozymandias comes around to it, and does it for real.
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23rd Feb '17 10:00:40 PM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Silence}}'' features this dynamic between Fr. Rodrigues and Kichijiro. At the start the former is a brave and courageous priest and the latter is a DirtyCoward apostate pentitent [[spoiler:who betrays him repeatedly. Rodrigues frequently feels that his duty to pardon Kichijiro repeatedly borders on InsaneForgiveness, yet in the end after he has apostatized, it is Kichijiro [[RestoredMyFaithInHumanity who restores Rodrigues']] (now hidden) faith by asking for confession, and on account of the fact that he's more inept at hiding crucifixes than the apostate Rodrigues, he ends up attaining martyrdom while Rodrigues dies as an apostate sellout. In effect, the seeming Judas becomes a Christ-figure while the man who starts out wanting to be Jesus, and resembling him, ends up becoming Judas]].
19th Feb '17 8:18:34 AM Eddy1215
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* ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'': Initially, Macbeth shows more scruples/hesitancy to kill Duncan than does his wife, and she pushes him into doing it. Afterward, however, while Lady Macbeth goes increasingly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone mad from guilt]], Macbeth's reaction to guilt is to seemingly [[IvecomeTooFar lose all emotion and scruple]] and he far surpass his wife in villainy.

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* ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'': Initially, Macbeth shows more scruples/hesitancy to kill Duncan than does his wife, and she pushes him into doing it. Afterward, however, while Lady Macbeth goes increasingly [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone mad from guilt]], Macbeth's reaction to guilt is to seemingly [[IvecomeTooFar [[IveComeTooFar lose all emotion and scruple]] and he far surpass his wife in villainy.
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