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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.
19th Feb '17 3:58:38 AM Bemont
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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}}'' ''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.
19th Feb '17 3:57:42 AM Bemont
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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 mad from guilt, Macbeth's reaction to guilt is to seemingly lose all emotion and scrupple 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, guilt]], Macbeth's reaction to guilt is to seemingly [[IvecomeTooFar lose all emotion and scrupple scruple]] and he far surpass his wife in villainy.
17th Feb '17 1:47:03 PM Eddy1215
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Compare: PrinceAndPauper, PerspectiveReversal, FullCircleRevolution, SwappedRoles, FreakyFridayFlip for an especially literal case, and PerspectiveFlip for when it's a {{retcon}} instead of a plot development. Compare and contrast: IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim and YouKillItYouBoughtIt.

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Compare: PrinceAndPauper, PerspectiveReversal, FullCircleRevolution, SwappedRoles, FreakyFridayFlip for an especially literal case, and PerspectiveFlip for when it's a {{retcon}} instead of a plot development. Compare and contrast: IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim and YouKillItYouBoughtIt.
YouKillItYouBoughtIt. CaretakerReversal is a subtrope.
17th Feb '17 1:45:48 PM Eddy1215
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* The climax to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' reverses the roles from the climax in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' of [[spoiler: Twilight Sparkle]] and [[spoiler: Sunset Shimmer]], where [[spoiler: Human!Twilight]] turns into a monster and [[spoiler: Sunset]] ends up turning her back.

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* The climax to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' reverses the roles from the climax in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' of [[spoiler: Twilight [[spoiler:Twilight Sparkle]] and [[spoiler: Sunset [[spoiler:Sunset Shimmer]], where [[spoiler: Human!Twilight]] [[spoiler:Human!Twilight]] turns into a monster and [[spoiler: Sunset]] [[spoiler:Sunset]] ends up turning her back.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' episode "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dark", Beeker, having seen a slime monster movie a few nights ago, is scared of the dark and can't sleep (keeping Bunsen awake in the process), so Kermit and the others help show him there's nothing about the dark that's scary. In the end, Beeker conquers his fear of the slime monster and is able to sleep that night, however, Kermit, after all the encounters with the monster throughout the episode, [[NotSoStoic is unable]] [[HereWeGoAgain too]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' episode "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dark", Beeker, having seen a slime monster movie a few nights ago, is scared of the dark and can't sleep (keeping Bunsen awake in the process), so Kermit and the others help show him there's nothing about the dark that's scary. In the end, Beeker conquers his fear of the slime monster and is able to sleep that night, however, Kermit, after all the encounters with the monster throughout the episode, [[NotSoStoic is unable]] [[HereWeGoAgain too]].to]].
17th Feb '17 2:10:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}},'' the three-part "Hunter's Moon" arc has three siblings acting as the current [[TheHunter Hunters]]. Jason, the oldest and leader, hates gargoyles the most; the youngest, Jon, was willing to believe gargoyles other than [[KillAllHumans Demona]] might be innocent. When it seems like the gargoyles are responsible for Jason's death, however, Jon snaps and turns fully against them; Jason, meanwhile, actually survives and [[HeelRealization realizes the gargoyles are good]]. When Jason tried to defend them against Jon, the latter accidentally shoots and paralyzes the former, which he quickly blames on the gargoyles (in a NotSoDifferent moment with Demona).

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}},'' the three-part "Hunter's Moon" arc has three siblings acting as the current [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Hunters]]. Jason, the oldest and leader, hates gargoyles the most; the youngest, Jon, was willing to believe gargoyles other than [[KillAllHumans Demona]] might be innocent. When it seems like the gargoyles are responsible for Jason's death, however, Jon snaps and turns fully against them; Jason, meanwhile, actually survives and [[HeelRealization realizes the gargoyles are good]]. When Jason tried to defend them against Jon, the latter accidentally shoots and paralyzes the former, which he quickly blames on the gargoyles (in a NotSoDifferent moment with Demona).
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