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23rd Aug '16 5:58:49 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in both ''AceVentura'' and ''Film/TheNakedGun'': The protagonist is trying to convince the others that the ReasonableAuthorityFigure is actually a villain in disguise and CrossesTheLineTwice while trying to prove it. [[spoiler: In the case of AceVentura, he's actually ''right''.]]

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* Parodied in both ''AceVentura'' ''Film/AceVentura'' and ''Film/TheNakedGun'': The protagonist is trying to convince the others that the ReasonableAuthorityFigure is actually a villain in disguise and CrossesTheLineTwice while trying to prove it. [[spoiler: In the case of AceVentura, Ace Ventura, he's actually ''right''.]]
24th Jul '16 4:57:30 AM Argon2
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** And [[spoiler: Severus Snape]]'s. When he found out the information he provided would lead directly to [[spoiler: Lily Potter's death]], he switched sides. [[spoiler: It was too lat to save her, however, and he had to live with the guilt.]]

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** And [[spoiler: Severus Snape]]'s. When he found out the information he provided would lead directly to [[spoiler: Lily Potter's death]], he switched sides. [[spoiler: It was too lat late to save her, however, and he had to live with the guilt.]]



** This becomes Subverted in ''LIGHT'', when he [[spoiler: abdicates the throne to rescue her, apologises to her, saves her from a life in prison and dies defending her.]]

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** This becomes Subverted subverted in ''LIGHT'', when he [[spoiler: abdicates the throne to rescue her, apologises to her, saves her from a life in prison and dies defending her.]]



* Gale Hawthorne from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.

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* %%* Gale Hawthorne from ''Literature/TheHungerGames''.''Literature/TheHungerGames''.
* In ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' Edmond attacks innocent people- the family members of his nemeses- not because they've hurt him in any way in any way, but just to make his ''true'' enemies' despair that much more absolute. It's only once one of his closest friends commits suicide (because he, unbeknownst to Edmond, was in love with one of those innocents) that Edmond realizes how cruel he's become. Fortunately, there's still time to save ''most'' of his victims.
-->'''Edmond:''' Pray God that I have not already done too much.
3rd Jul '16 7:34:44 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. When Vakama turns evil and Matau attempts to turn him back, Vakama has no problem beating him up and almost killing him. Despite Matau's efforts and heartfelt speech, Vakama couldn't bring himself to believe that Matau had gone through CharacterDevelopment, and thought he was the same JerkAss he had been when they last met, so he felt no remorse after hurting him. That is, until Matau managed to prove to him then and there that he has truly changed.

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* Subverted in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. When Vakama turns evil and Matau attempts to turn him back, Vakama has no problem beating him up and almost killing him. Despite Matau's efforts and heartfelt speech, Vakama couldn't bring himself to believe that Matau had gone through CharacterDevelopment, and thought he was the same JerkAss he had been when they last met, so he felt no remorse after hurting him. That is, until Matau managed to prove to him then and there that he has truly changed.
1st Jul '16 8:13:57 PM nombretomado
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* Nathaniel is much more innocent at the start of the ''BartimaeusTrilogy'', but a CynicismCatalyst in a world of BlackAndGrayMorality soon leads him to leave that behind. By the third book he is NotSoDifferent from the original villain. It's only when [[spoiler: Kitty Jones]] is injured that he starts to [[HeelRealization see the implications of his actions]].

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* Nathaniel is much more innocent at the start of the ''BartimaeusTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', but a CynicismCatalyst in a world of BlackAndGrayMorality soon leads him to leave that behind. By the third book he is NotSoDifferent from the original villain. It's only when [[spoiler: Kitty Jones]] is injured that he starts to [[HeelRealization see the implications of his actions]].
1st Jul '16 4:02:07 AM Anddrix
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* A strange mixture of in-universe and out-of-universe examples: in ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal'', the Mob accidentally releasing [[EnsembleDarkhorse Togepi]] instead of [[BaseBreaker LazerGator]] caused them to take stock of themselves, eventually leading to its new and distinct themes and plot.

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* A strange mixture of in-universe and out-of-universe examples: in ''LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal'', the Mob accidentally releasing [[EnsembleDarkhorse Togepi]] instead of [[BaseBreaker LazerGator]] LazerGator caused them to take stock of themselves, eventually leading to its new and distinct themes and plot.
29th Jun '16 10:13:34 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has Ford finally [[spoiler:shut down the portal and confront Bill after [[MoralityPet Fiddleford McGucket]] goes insane from getting just a glimpse of Bill's plans.]]
29th Jun '16 10:11:54 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** When Aang starts learning Firebending he proves his immense talent by turning a smoldering leaf into a ''[[SphereOfPower ring of fire]].'' Katara's hands get burned badly in the resulting blast, Sokka gets ''immensely'' pissed off at Aang for hurting his sister, and Aang, in shock, says he's sorry. Fortunately this is when Katara discovers she has ([[HealThyself self]]) HealingHands, but Aang ends up jumping to the conclusion that Firebending is strictly BadPowersBadPeople, and resolves not to learn it. It would take two seasons for the cast to realize Firebending is ''not'' evil, and in fact life-affirming.
** A ReformedButRejected [[spoiler: Zuko]] wants to join Aang's TrueCompanions. He goes to Toph, as she is the only one willing to consider letting him in, and then [[spoiler: [[WhatAnIdiot accidentally burns the soles of her feet]], which she needs to see.]]
** There's also an event that took ''years'' to build up. Katara inadvertently ends up learning "blood bending", controlling the water in someone's very bloodstream to turn them into a puppet. Realizing the [[{{Squick}} horrible possibilities]] of this kind of talent, especially when she's forced to use it to stop the twisted old lady who taught her the technique, she vows never to use it again... Until Zuko leads her on the path of the one that led the raids that took all the water benders from the Southern Tribe and killed her mother. After years of sorrow and mourning, cue one RoaringRampageOfRevenge, that ends with her using blood bending to almost make the man responsible kill himself. [[spoiler:Then she finds out, this guy is that admiral's REPLACEMENT. The actual admiral is now an old, retired man, leading a miserable life [[MyBelovedSmother in his mom's house.]] She finally lets go of the hate; he'd rather she just kill him. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Or his mom. "That's fair! Right?"]]]]
26th May '16 11:17:46 AM Willbyr
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* Happens in ''NabariNoOu'' when [[MoralityPet Gau]] throws himself in front of Raikou's attack to stop him from [[MoralEventHorizon killing his own little sister, Raimei]]. Complete with Raikou [[CradlingTheirKill cradling Gau]] and [[WhatHaveIDone crying]]. [[spoiler: They both get better.]]

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* Happens in ''NabariNoOu'' ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' when [[MoralityPet Gau]] throws himself in front of Raikou's attack to stop him from [[MoralEventHorizon killing his own little sister, Raimei]]. Complete with Raikou [[CradlingTheirKill cradling Gau]] and [[WhatHaveIDone crying]]. [[spoiler: They both get better.]]
19th May '16 4:35:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the ''SavedByTheBell'' precursor show, ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'', one episode features Zack trying to join a club of popular jerks called the Rigmas. They tell him to start bullying his friends as part of his initiation. The biggest Kick the Morality Pet moment comes when he yells at Screech "Why would I want to be seen with a nothing like you?!" Thankfully, Zack later realized the error of his ways, and his friends forgave him. They together spend the last few minutes of the episode remarking on how stupid people often act in order to fit in with various groups. The episode ends with Zack symbolically dumping the bullies club membership jacket in the garbage while his friends give him the thumbs up.

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* In the ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' precursor show, ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'', one episode features Zack trying to join a club of popular jerks called the Rigmas. They tell him to start bullying his friends as part of his initiation. The biggest Kick the Morality Pet moment comes when he yells at Screech "Why would I want to be seen with a nothing like you?!" Thankfully, Zack later realized the error of his ways, and his friends forgave him. They together spend the last few minutes of the episode remarking on how stupid people often act in order to fit in with various groups. The episode ends with Zack symbolically dumping the bullies club membership jacket in the garbage while his friends give him the thumbs up.
5th May '16 9:19:32 PM KillerClowns
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Compare VillainousBSOD. Also, some may be too far gone for this trope to pull them back to their senses, which will result in either an IgnoredEpiphany or the character [[NeverMyFault displacing the guilt onto someone else]]. See also MinorInsultMeltdown and MomentOfWeakness. Not to be confused with [[TheDogBitesBack kicking a dog that was too dangerous to kick]], or [[KickTheSonOfABitch kicking the son of a bitch.]]

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Compare VillainousBSOD. Also, some may be too far gone for this trope to pull them back to their senses, which will result in either an IgnoredEpiphany or the character [[NeverMyFault displacing the guilt onto someone else]]. See also MinorInsultMeltdown and MomentOfWeakness. Not to be confused with [[TheDogBitesBack kicking a dog that was too dangerous to kick]], or [[KickTheSonOfABitch kicking the son of a bitch.]]\n
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