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14th Nov '16 1:44:08 AM Alexia
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** [[spoiler:Sam]] in the first half of season 6 because he [[spoiler:[[CameBackWrong came back as]] [[TheSoulless The Soulless]]]] causing him to show classic sociopathic behavior as a result.
** [[spoiler:Castiel]] at the end of season 4 where he was brainwashed, before [[spoiler:Dean]] snaps him out of it. Then in season 8 when he is [[spoiler:taken out of Purgatory and brainwashed by Naomi to serve as a [[ManchurianAgent Manchurian Agent]] without him realizing it]] and again in season 11, this time because [[spoiler:he is possessed by Lucifer who is impersonating Cas when around the Winchester brothers.]]
18th Jul '16 6:37:29 AM rafi
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** Rito in an extra chapter of the sequel ''To Love Ru Darkness''. Thanks to one of Momo's plants, he becomes a pervert and abuses Lala's inventions. He even agrees to the Harem Plan under its effects.
18th Jul '16 6:36:06 AM rafi
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* Subverted in ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'' while Misao certainly wasn't acting like herself when she tortured the main cast as the [[DarkMagicalGirl evil magical girl]] Pixy Misa (she wasn't even aware of her other side) it was revealed that it was in fact herself (the repressed aspects of her personality),
* Mimi in ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' throughout the majority of the movie. Also, Rumi towards the end.

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* Subverted in ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'' while Misao certainly wasn't acting like herself when she tortured Played for drama toward the main cast as the [[DarkMagicalGirl evil magical girl]] Pixy Misa (she wasn't even aware of her other side) it was revealed that it was in fact herself (the repressed aspects of her personality),
* Mimi in ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' throughout the majority
last chapter of the movie. Also, Rumi towards Golden Age Arc in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', which concludes the end.prologue that dives into Guts' backstory about [[HowWeGotHere how he came to be]] the dark, brooding and vengeful man [[EstablishingCharacterMoment that he was introduced as]] in the Black Swordsman Arc. Although they were not present at the harrowing Eclipse [[spoiler: a tortuous event triggered by Griffith, his former friend, when he [[FaceHeelTurn turned to the dark side,]] ending with the sacrifice of his comrades and the rape of his lover]] Godo, Rickert, and Erica noticed the dark shift in Guts' character, which not only involved the increased blood-lust in his personality, but also his dark dress and intense scowling. Even the audience can notice a clear change in Guts' appearance just chapters apart.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The Ninth Espada attempts to trick Rukia by posing as her former mentor Kaien Shiba. He betrays himself by making a request that was blatantly uncharacteristic of Kaien, suggesting that she could earn his forgiveness by killing all her friends. Rukia, enraged, says Kaien would never say that even as a joke.



* A peculiar example from ''Anime/{{K}}'' - the Silver King Adolf K. Weismann has lived alone in an airship for decades with no contact with anyone. Blue King Reisi Munakata realize that something has been strange with him and that this should be investigated because the flight patterns of his airship change - he usually follows the optimal route based on the weather, but recently, he's been flying randomly. Since the night of the murder the characters have been investigating, actually. [[spoiler: Sure enough, he's been body-snatched.]]
* Utena after having lost a duel in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* Shinji of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' many times, as well as much of the other main characters, mainly Asuka.
* In the anime series ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'', Hazuki has frequent periods of Not Himself, during which she "becomes" Miss Luna, a lustful, blood-thirsty vampire girl.



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Goku when he first goes Super Saiyan, Goku goes from a peaceful, AllLovingHero, to a highly arrogant, cold-blooded, sadistic BloodKnight who wants to make Frieza suffer, physically and mentally. King Kai is outright frightened when he witnesses the change in Goku's personality.
** Gohan during the Cell Games. Compare Gohan before he unlocks Super Saiyan 2 and after. Before [=SS2=] - a humble, soft-hearted MartialPacifist who makes it clear on more than one occasion that he doesn't like to hurt people, not even truly evil monsters like Cell. After [=SS2=] - an arrogant, borderline {{sadist}}ic, {{revenge}}-driven SmugSuper who eagerly beats Cell within an inch of his life and even deliberately prolongs the CurbStompBattle [[RevengeBeforeReason just because he wanted Cell to suffer as much as possible before he died]], even deliberately ignoring Goku ordering him to finish Cell off before he did something desperate. It takes Cell's imminent self-destruction, and Goku's semi-SenselessSacrifice to stop it, for him to snap out of it.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The Ninth Espada attempts to trick Rukia by posing as her former mentor Kaien Shiba. He betrays himself by making a request that was blatantly uncharacteristic of Kaien, suggesting that she could earn his forgiveness by killing all her friends. Rukia, enraged, says Kaien would never say that even as a joke.
* In ''Anime/DragonballGT'', a compromised Vegeta calls Goku "Goku" rather than "Kakarot", thus giving himself away.
** Goku and Gohan both qualify, as their [[SuperMode Super]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Saiyan]] transformations, at least initially, radically alters their personality from the incarnation of goodness and purity to cold blooded, driven-by-rage, homicidally sadistic {{Blood Knight}}s.
*** Basic corollary: The more pacifistic a Saiyan is in their base form, the more sadistic (and dangerous) they are as they increase in power. Vegeta and Gotenks barely see any change in personality in their Super Saiyan forms, while Gohan, who'd rather go to school and [[IJustWantToBeNormal be normal]], could give [[{{Naruto}} the KYUUBI]] a run for its money on bloodthirst when he's [=SSJ2=].
* Beware the InternetBackdraft when bringing this up with ''Anime/MaiHime'', particularly with reference to [[spoiler:Shizuru Fujino]]. The anime is ambiguous about how much (if indeed at all) [[spoiler:the [=HiME=] star is affecting the [=HiME=] as it gets closer to earth. Is it playing with their emotions to provoke them to fight each other (thus causing Shizuru to go completely mad when she's rejected by Natsuki), or is it all a result of their normal psyches, just put under a lot of stress?]]
** Interestingly enough, [[spoiler:immediately after being resurrected, Shizuru [[TearsOfRemorse starts crying]] and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone apologizes to Natsuki]], which she had not done even in the moments before her death, after Natsuki kissed her and told her that she loved her, albeit in a different way. This suggests that she only came to her senses after being resurrected.]].
* In an episode of ''[[Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends Natsume Yuujinchou Shi]]'', Nyanko-sensei has to masquerade as Natsume after he's trapped in a bottle by a youkai. Nyanko-sensei then proceeds to act exactly as he usually does (read:a {{jerkass}}), much to Natsume's dismay.
* In one ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' story, Haruna suddenly became an evil sadist, which was hilarious. It became a FunnyAneurysmMoment when the artist's wife, who Haruna's design was based on, turned out to be a crazy psychopath who kidnapped their daughter, among other demented things.
* Played for drama toward the last chapter of the Golden Age Arc in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', which concludes the prologue that dives into Guts' backstory about [[HowWeGotHere how he came to be]] the dark, brooding and vengeful man [[EstablishingCharacterMoment that he was introduced as]] in the Black Swordsman Arc. Although they were not present at the harrowing Eclipse [[spoiler: a tortuous event triggered by Griffith, his former friend, when he [[FaceHeelTurn turned to the dark side,]] ending with the sacrifice of his comrades and the rape of his lover]] Godo, Rickert, and Erica noticed the dark shift in Guts' character, which not only involved the increased blood-lust in his personality, but also his dark dress and intense scowling. Even the audience can notice a clear change in Guts' appearance just chapters apart.



* A peculiar example from ''Anime/{{K}}'' - the Silver King Adolf K. Weismann has lived alone in an airship for decades with no contact with anyone. Blue King Reisi Munakata realize that something has been strange with him and that this should be investigated because the flight patterns of his airship change - he usually follows the optimal route based on the weather, but recently, he's been flying randomly. Since the night of the murder the characters have been investigating, actually. [[spoiler: Sure enough, he's been body-snatched.]]



* Subverted in ''Anime/MagicalProjectS'' while Misao certainly wasn't acting like herself when she tortured the main cast as the [[DarkMagicalGirl evil magical girl]] Pixy Misa (she wasn't even aware of her other side) it was revealed that it was in fact herself (the repressed aspects of her personality),
* Beware the InternetBackdraft when bringing this up with ''Anime/MaiHime'', particularly with reference to [[spoiler:Shizuru Fujino]]. The anime is ambiguous about how much (if indeed at all) [[spoiler:the [=HiME=] star is affecting the [=HiME=] as it gets closer to earth. Is it playing with their emotions to provoke them to fight each other (thus causing Shizuru to go completely mad when she's rejected by Natsuki), or is it all a result of their normal psyches, just put under a lot of stress?]]
** Interestingly enough, [[spoiler:immediately after being resurrected, Shizuru [[TearsOfRemorse starts crying]] and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone apologizes to Natsuki]], which she had not done even in the moments before her death, after Natsuki kissed her and told her that she loved her, albeit in a different way. This suggests that she only came to her senses after being resurrected.]].
* In an episode of ''[[Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends Natsume Yuujinchou Shi]]'', Nyanko-sensei has to masquerade as Natsume after he's trapped in a bottle by a youkai. Nyanko-sensei then proceeds to act exactly as he usually does (read:a {{jerkass}}), much to Natsume's dismay.
* Mimi in ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' throughout the majority of the movie. Also, Rumi towards the end.
* Utena after having lost a duel in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''.
* In one ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' story, Haruna suddenly became an evil sadist, which was hilarious. It became a FunnyAneurysmMoment when the artist's wife, who Haruna's design was based on, turned out to be a crazy psychopath who kidnapped their daughter, among other demented things.
* In the anime series ''Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'', Hazuki has frequent periods of Not Himself, during which she "becomes" Miss Luna, a lustful, blood-thirsty vampire girl.



* In the movie ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman'', after gets bitten by the wolfman, Theodore became very strong and cool during the day, but also arrogant and aggressive. To point that Brittany ask if he and Alvin have a FreakyFridayFlip.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'': When Ben has to be in three different places at once, he becomes Echo Echo and then reverts back into 3 of his human forms, one [[{{Jerkass}} arrogant]], one "[[AmbiguouslyGay sensitive]]," and one [[ManChild immature]]. At first everyone rolls with it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero until they find out what's really going on]], [[WhatTheHellHero to which they promptly chew him out for it]], leaving for one of the few {{Downer Ending}}s in the series.



* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'': When Ben has to be in three different places at once, he becomes Echo Echo and then reverts back into 3 of his human forms, one [[{{Jerkass}} arrogant]], one "[[AmbiguouslyGay sensitive]]," and one [[ManChild immature]]. At first everyone rolls with it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero until they find out what's really going on]], [[WhatTheHellHero to which they promptly chew him out for it]], leaving for one of the few {{Downer Ending}}s in the series.
13th Jul '16 2:32:33 AM PaulA
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* In the VCAndrews novel ''April Shadows'', April's father starts to act like a {{jerkass}} to his family for seemingly no reason. [[spoiler: The reason turns out to be that he found out he had terminal cancer and he didn't want his family to feel sad for him when he died. So, he decides to make them hate him. Once his wife and daughters find out, though, they feel sorry for him anyway.]]

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* In the VCAndrews Creator/VCAndrews novel ''April Shadows'', April's father starts to act like a {{jerkass}} to his family for seemingly no reason. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The reason turns out to be that he found out he had terminal cancer and he didn't want his family to feel sad for him when he died. So, he decides to make them hate him. Once his wife and daughters find out, though, they feel sorry for him anyway.]]
1st Jul '16 11:11:32 PM nombretomado
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* Hafu starts to notice that [[KidAppealCharacter Lewa]] is behaving strangely at one point in ''{{Bionicle}}''. This was the result of Lewa [[GrandTheftMe having his body stolen]] by Tren Krom via a FreakyFridayFlip. The real Lewa was stranded several hundred miles away in the body of an EldritchAbomination which was [[AndIMustScream fused to an island.]]

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* Hafu starts to notice that [[KidAppealCharacter Lewa]] is behaving strangely at one point in ''{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. This was the result of Lewa [[GrandTheftMe having his body stolen]] by Tren Krom via a FreakyFridayFlip. The real Lewa was stranded several hundred miles away in the body of an EldritchAbomination which was [[AndIMustScream fused to an island.]]
13th Jun '16 9:23:19 PM ConMan1226
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* In ''Intercom'', this is how Riley's parents and friends know that something is wrong. It starts with Riley acting quieter than usual, then she begins to get disinterested and detached from the world, and becomes prone to violent outbursts. [[HearingVoices Meeting your emotions]] [[LossOfIdentity will do that to you.]]

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* In ''Intercom'', ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'', this is how Riley's parents and friends know that something is wrong. It starts with Riley acting quieter than usual, then she begins to get disinterested and detached from the world, and becomes prone to violent outbursts. [[HearingVoices Meeting your emotions]] [[LossOfIdentity will do that to you.]]
13th Jun '16 9:21:38 PM ConMan1226
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* In, ''Intercom'' this is how Riley's parents and friends know that something is wrong. It starts with Riley acting quieter than usual, then she begins to get disinterested and detached from the world, and becomes prone to violent outbursts. [[HearingVoices Meeting your emotions]] [[LossOfIdentity will do that to you.]]

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* In, ''Intercom'' In ''Intercom'', this is how Riley's parents and friends know that something is wrong. It starts with Riley acting quieter than usual, then she begins to get disinterested and detached from the world, and becomes prone to violent outbursts. [[HearingVoices Meeting your emotions]] [[LossOfIdentity will do that to you.]]
13th Jun '16 9:19:58 PM ConMan1226
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* In, ''Fanfic/Intercom'' this is how Riley's parents and friends know that something is wrong. It starts with Riley acting quieter than usual, then she begins to get disinterested and detached from the world, and becomes prone to violent outbursts. [[HearingVoices Meeting your emotions]] [[LossOfIdentity will do that to you.]]

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* In, ''Fanfic/Intercom'' ''Intercom'' this is how Riley's parents and friends know that something is wrong. It starts with Riley acting quieter than usual, then she begins to get disinterested and detached from the world, and becomes prone to violent outbursts. [[HearingVoices Meeting your emotions]] [[LossOfIdentity will do that to you.]]
13th Jun '16 9:17:16 PM ConMan1226
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* In, ''Fanfic/Intercom'' this is how Riley's parents and friends know that something is wrong. It starts with Riley acting quieter than usual, then she begins to get disinterested and detached from the world, and becomes prone to violent outbursts. [[HearingVoices Meeting your emotions]] [[LossOfIdentity will do that to you.]]
11th Jun '16 8:52:37 PM nombretomado
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* During the "Trinity" arc, it is revealed that Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are "Keystones" of reality, inherent to the fabric of the universe, and that the endless Expies of them across the multiverse are the "Keystones" of their universe (including [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Apollo, Midnighter]] and [[WildCATs Zealot]] for the {{Wildstorm}} universe, whch makes... [[{{Grimdark}} a lot]] [[NinetiesAntihero of sense]]). When a trio of villains tries to usurp their position for ultimate power, the spell they use has the side effect of of causing them to take on each others personality traits, meaning on a mission to the MirrorUniverse, Superman goes LeeroyJenkins and [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] the [[EvilTwin CSA]] while Batman tries to negotiate a peaceful solution and Wonder Woman broods on their out of character behaviour. Then when Superman sends Ultraman, Owlman and Superwoman out of their universe, it starts trying to force them to become the new Keystones, and they start acting like their CSA doubles as well as each other. Fortunately ComicBook/BlackCanary tells them to go home and get their act together.

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* During the "Trinity" arc, it is revealed that Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are "Keystones" of reality, inherent to the fabric of the universe, and that the endless Expies of them across the multiverse are the "Keystones" of their universe (including [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Apollo, Midnighter]] and [[WildCATs [[ComicBook/WildCATs Zealot]] for the {{Wildstorm}} universe, whch makes... [[{{Grimdark}} a lot]] [[NinetiesAntihero of sense]]). When a trio of villains tries to usurp their position for ultimate power, the spell they use has the side effect of of causing them to take on each others personality traits, meaning on a mission to the MirrorUniverse, Superman goes LeeroyJenkins and [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomps]] the [[EvilTwin CSA]] while Batman tries to negotiate a peaceful solution and Wonder Woman broods on their out of character behaviour. Then when Superman sends Ultraman, Owlman and Superwoman out of their universe, it starts trying to force them to become the new Keystones, and they start acting like their CSA doubles as well as each other. Fortunately ComicBook/BlackCanary tells them to go home and get their act together.
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