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24th Jul '17 5:47:52 PM Discar
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* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Kelso has one "good" day (following the only time per year he and his wife have a romantic evening together) where he's actually in a good mood. Everyone takes advantage of this to ask him to sign off on things (like hospital equipment). [[spoiler:It turns out invoked this trope; he isn't really any happier on that day, but he pretends to be so people will only bother him once a year]].

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* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Dr. Kelso has one "good" day (following the only time per year he and his wife have a romantic evening together) where he's actually in a good mood. Everyone takes advantage of this to ask him to sign off on things (like hospital equipment). [[spoiler:It turns out that he invoked this trope; he isn't really any happier on that day, but he pretends to be so people will only bother him once a year]].
25th Jan '17 8:56:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Norman Bates from the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' film series is usually an AxCrazy TragicVillain undergoing a SplitPersonalityTakeover, but usually whenever another character treats him as a person rather than a freak, his good side will come into play.

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* Norman Bates from the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' film series is usually an AxCrazy TragicVillain undergoing a SplitPersonalityTakeover, but usually whenever another character treats him as a person rather than a freak, his good side will come into play.

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25th Jan '17 8:55:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': Tatsumi manages to get on [[ProfessionalKiller his team's]] good side by [[IncorruptiblePurePureness being nice to them all the time]]. His care for them is also why they all like them, including all [[ChickMagnet his female teammates]].

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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': Tatsumi manages to get on [[ProfessionalKiller his team's]] good side by [[IncorruptiblePurePureness being nice to them all the time]]. His care for them is also why they all like them, including all [[ChickMagnet his female teammates]].



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* In the children's book ''Black and Blue Magic'' Harry Marco is given a [=Magical Elixer=] which gives him wings. He uses a neighbor's carriage house to take off and land from. He discovers later on that the wife has seen him and, thinking he is a "vision" of an angel, takes it as a sign to amend her shrewish ways.

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* In the children's book ''Black and Blue Magic'' Harry Marco is given a [=Magical Elixer=] which gives him wings. He uses a neighbor's carriage house to take off and land from. He discovers later on that the wife has seen him and, thinking he is a "vision" of an angel, takes it as a sign to amend her shrewish ways.



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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': In the {{Backstory}} to "Made a Woman Think I was God", Earl [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin made a woman think he was God]] by speaking to her through her radio, which made her a much nicer person and she became a nun. When he 'fesses up, HilarityEnsues.
* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Kelso has one "good" day (following the only time per year he and his wife have a romantic evening together) where he's actually in a good mood. Everyone takes advantage of this to ask him to sign off on things (like hospital equipment). [[spoiler:It turns out invoked this trope; he isn't really any happier on that day, but he pretends to be so people will only bother him once a year]].

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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': In the {{Backstory}} to "Made a Woman Think I was God", Earl [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin made a woman think he was God]] by speaking to her through her radio, which made her a much nicer person and she became a nun. When he 'fesses up, HilarityEnsues.
HilarityEnsues.
* On ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', Dr. Kelso has one "good" day (following the only time per year he and his wife have a romantic evening together) where he's actually in a good mood. Everyone takes advantage of this to ask him to sign off on things (like hospital equipment). [[spoiler:It turns out invoked this trope; he isn't really any happier on that day, but he pretends to be so people will only bother him once a year]].



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* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJustice'': Ema Skye is normally a grumpy person, especially when Klavier is around. But ask her for help doing scientific investigation and her perky personality from her youth shows up.

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* Invoked in one arc of ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': in order to keep Pee-Jee from doing something stupid (start beating the crap out of her boss' shallow, racist girlfriend), random pictures of cats are regularly sent to her mobile just before she snaps.

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* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJustice'': Ema Skye is normally a grumpy person, especially when Klavier is around. But ask her for help doing scientific investigation and her perky personality from her youth shows up.

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* Invoked in one arc of ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': in order to keep Pee-Jee from doing something stupid (start beating the crap out of her boss' shallow, racist girlfriend), random pictures of cats are regularly sent to her mobile just before she snaps.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' episode, "Tiny Timmy", when Timmy visits Vicky's brain, he finds out her emotions are controlled by little people in chairs. One in particular who represented her kindness never showed up for work, so he turns it on himself, suddenly making Vicky a kind and caring person.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', what made Peter to easily earn the love of his kids again after telling them that he hates being around them is buying them an Xbox.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa discovers a pheremone she dubs "poindextrose" which is given off by nerds, triggering bullies to bully them. Lisa uses a spray of salad dressing to block the bully's scent receptors, rendering the bully unbullying. (The latter would be this trope.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' episode, "Tiny Timmy", when Timmy visits Vicky's brain, he finds out her emotions are controlled by little people in chairs. One in particular who represented her kindness never showed up for work, so he turns it on himself, suddenly making Vicky a kind and caring person.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', what made Peter to easily earn the love of his kids again after telling them that he hates being around them is buying them an Xbox.
Xbox.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Lisa discovers a pheremone she dubs "poindextrose" which is given off by nerds, triggering bullies to bully them. Lisa uses a spray of salad dressing to block the bully's scent receptors, rendering the bully unbullying. (The latter would be this trope.) )

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19th Sep '16 3:22:00 PM bificommander
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* Kirito in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' is a {{Jerkass}} who doubles down on his HeroicComedicSociopath tendencies after the girl he was opening up to died. [[ILetGwenStacyDie But anything that reminds him of her]], especially the phrase "your fault", [[{{Trigger}} triggers]] his ChronicHeroSyndrome, much as he might wish otherwise.
19th May '16 3:41:09 AM Jeduthun
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In cases where EvenEvilHasStandards, reminding a villain of their standards may be enough to get them to reconsider their evil ways, or at least to stop and PetTheDog. This is especially true if their standard involves a family member (EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas, EvenEvilHasLovedOnes, EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes) or a soft spot for the vulnerable (WouldNotHurtAChild, NeverHurtAnInnocent). On the other hand, a more serious villain may see compassion as a FatalFlaw that needs to be eradicated because VirtueIsWeakness.
24th Mar '16 10:26:39 AM Winner1
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** [[CowboyCop Garrus]], a TroubledButCute soldier who's dealt with tragedy after tragedy in his life gains UndyingLoyalty to Commander Shepard if the player chooses to accept [[FireForgedFriends his friendship]]. Again, depending on how you play it can progress much deeper than that if [[BashBrothers male]] or [[ShipTease female]].

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** [[CowboyCop Garrus]], a TroubledButCute soldier who's dealt with tragedy after tragedy in his life gains UndyingLoyalty to Commander Shepard if the player chooses to accept [[FireForgedFriends his friendship]]. Again, Again depending on how you play play, it can progress much deeper than that if you play as a [[BashBrothers male]] or [[ShipTease female]].
* ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'': Lee can get on [[UnscrupulousHero Kenny's]] good side if you promise UndyingLoyalty to him. It pays off in Season 2 [[spoiler: since he adopts Lee's surrogate daughter Clementine after Lee's unfortunate death, promising to raise her in the zombie apocalypse.]]
24th Mar '16 10:21:45 AM Winner1
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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': Tatsumi manages to get on [[ProfessionalKiller his team's]] good side by [[IncorruptiblePurePureness being nice to them all the time]]. His care for them is also why they all like them, including all [[ChickMagnet his female teammates]].


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* Norman Bates from the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' film series is usually an AxCrazy TragicVillain undergoing a SplitPersonalityTakeover, but usually whenever another character treats him as a person rather than a freak, his good side will come into play.


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* The [[KarmaMeter Paragon choices]] from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are ''literal'' kindness buttons you can select in order to instigate the kindness within others.
** [[TokenEvilTeammate Ja]][[BrokenBird ck]] is an AxCrazy convict who tries to push everyone else away, refusing to connect with others out of fear [[NeverBeHurtAgain of being betrayed again]] by people she once trusted. However, should [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] choose to provide her [[PetTheDog emotional support]], help her [[DestroyTheAbusiveHome demolish her formers prison]], and allow her to let her inner pain out, then she will begin growing fond of Shepard. Depending on the choices you make, [[ShipTease possibly in more ways than one]].
** [[CowboyCop Garrus]], a TroubledButCute soldier who's dealt with tragedy after tragedy in his life gains UndyingLoyalty to Commander Shepard if the player chooses to accept [[FireForgedFriends his friendship]]. Again, depending on how you play it can progress much deeper than that if [[BashBrothers male]] or [[ShipTease female]].
19th Jun '15 2:44:19 PM Mulan15262
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Fluffy the three-headed dog calms down and fall asleep when he hears music.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Fluffy the three-headed dog calms down and fall asleep when [[spoiler: he hears music. ]]
10th Feb '15 4:26:02 PM Gowan
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* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has [[spoiler: Princess Trini]] who is rude to the protagonist at first, but turns out to be very altruistic when she thinks he is in danger.
27th Oct '14 2:28:31 PM TwoGunAngel
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** Similarly with Sanji himself, who is quite a jerk to most other guys, but if they are hungry, he will gladly make them some food, and he will even prepare special food for them if they are picky eaters. This is due to an incident in his past that learned him not to underestimate starvation, so he'll give food to anyone no matter if he likes them or not (but if he doesn't like them, he'll beat them up afterwards).

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** Similarly with Sanji himself, who is quite a jerk to most other guys, but if they are hungry, he will gladly make them some food, and he will even prepare special food for them if they are picky eaters. This is due to an incident in his past that learned taught him not to underestimate starvation, so he'll give food to anyone no matter if he likes them or not (but if he doesn't like them, he'll beat them up afterwards).
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