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16th Apr '18 9:38:33 PM bweb
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** In fact, many of the show's villains are reformed after a HeelFaceTurn and being EasilyForgiven. Nightmare Moon, aka Luna, Sunset Shimmer from The Equestria Girls spinoff, the Changeling race, save for a Queen Chrysalis. Not surprising, as it's a major theme of the show.
19th Mar '18 6:42:25 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'', the Highwayman hero is revealed in his backstory to have been a bandit who robbed travelers and coaches for money... until one day during a robbery [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone a stray shot from his pistol killed a woman and her child]]. [[TheAtoner He was so horrified and distraught by this that he looked for his redemption by traveling to the estate to fight the evils within.]] His final line of dialogue [[HeroicSacrifice if he is chosen to be]] [[spoiler: hit by the Heart of Darkness' "Come Unto Your Maker" attack]] is [[DeathSeeker a calm acceptance of his fate.]]
-->''No way out. Hmph. Let's do this.''
2nd Mar '18 1:50:39 PM darkemyst
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* Captain Hawkins and her crew claim to be running a legal merchant trading vessel rather than being SkyPirates in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', all evidence points to their being something closer to recovering pirates who function a lot like privateers.
26th Jan '18 12:14:10 AM Cryoclaste
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* John Wesley Weasel from ''TheBookOfTheDunCow'' was once a selfish rogue and egg thief, but a beating from Chautecleer induced a HeelFaceTurn, and he spends the entirety of the book as a loyal ally to the good guys.

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* John Wesley Weasel from ''TheBookOfTheDunCow'' ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'' was once a selfish rogue and egg thief, but a beating from Chautecleer induced a HeelFaceTurn, and he spends the entirety of the book as a loyal ally to the good guys.
11th Jan '18 4:23:14 PM superkeijikun
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* Jesse [=McCree=] from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' used to run with the notorious Deadlock Gang until he was approached by Gabriel Reyes and given a chance to avoid prison by joining Blackwatch. After Overwatch was disbanded, he continued to fight the good fight as a vigilante.
* In the ''VideoGame/StreetFighter Alpha'' series, it was revealed that Cody Travers, the hero of the original ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', had become a criminal, finding himself in prison after picking one too many fights after saving Metro City and becoming disillusioned. By ''Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition'', however, he not only turned his life around, but became the new mayor of Metro City!
17th Nov '17 3:37:58 PM StFan
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* [[spoiler: Crow]] used to be a member of a criminal syndicate before his HeelFaceTurn and is now this in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire.
* In ''FanFic/FourDeadlySecrets'', there's Blake (as per Canon), Miltia and Melanie Malachite, and [[spoiler: Yang.]]

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* [[spoiler: Crow]] used to be a member of a criminal syndicate before his HeelFaceTurn and is now this in FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire.
''Fanfic/TheTaintedGrimoire''.
* In ''FanFic/FourDeadlySecrets'', ''Fanfic/FourDeadlySecrets'', there's Blake (as per Canon), Miltia and Melanie Malachite, and [[spoiler: Yang.]]]]
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' turns into a CopShow parody for the episode "Stay Tuned". Pinkie Pie fills the role of "a former criminal trying to make up for what I did in the past by joining the force."



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* ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: While never officially arrested, Nick Wilde is definitely a successful {{ConArtist}} and Hustler. The end of the movie shows that he's graduated from the police academy and is now Judy's patrol partner. ]].

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* ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'': ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: While never officially arrested, Nick Wilde is definitely a successful {{ConArtist}} ConArtist and Hustler. The end of the movie shows that he's graduated from the police academy and is now Judy's patrol partner. ]].



* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' turns into a CopShow parody for the episode "Stay Tuned". Pinkie Pie fills the role of "a former criminal trying to make up for what I did in the past by joining the force."
* ''Webvideo/{{No Boys Dorm}}'' has this in the main character Lara No, who moved away from Toronto to escape her criminal past but returns when her apartment burns down, and her best friend Alba Armada. Additionally, Cyrus, a member of the Shadow Order, seems to be reconsidering his job choice.

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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' turns into a CopShow parody for the episode "Stay Tuned". Pinkie Pie fills the role of "a former criminal trying to make up for what I did in the past by joining the force."
* ''Webvideo/{{No Boys Dorm}}''
''Webvideo/NoBoysDorm'' has this in the main character Lara No, who moved away from Toronto to escape her criminal past but returns when her apartment burns down, and her best friend Alba Armada. Additionally, Cyrus, a member of the Shadow Order, seems to be reconsidering his job choice.



* [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Kevin]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Levin]], once a troubled ([[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour but still deadly]]) kid turned arms dealer, is convinced as a teenager to fight for good after a Plumber (meaning a member of the secret alien police) [[HeroicSacrifice saves his life at the cost of his own.]]

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* [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Kevin]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Levin]], ''WesternAnimation/Ben10''/''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'': Kevin Levin, once a troubled ([[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour but still deadly]]) kid turned arms dealer, is convinced as a teenager to fight for good after a Plumber (meaning a member of the secret alien police) [[HeroicSacrifice saves his life at the cost of his own.]]



* Rubberband Man in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''.

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* %%* Rubberband Man in ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' Princess Celestia stresses she wants Discord reformed of his own free will so he will become this and be willing to use his [[RealityWarper God-Tier]] powers for good rather than [[ForTheEvulz just being a dick]]. Other than [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 one major snag]], it ultimately works.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Princess Celestia stresses she wants Discord reformed of his own free will so he will become this and be willing to use his [[RealityWarper God-Tier]] powers for good rather than [[ForTheEvulz just being a dick]]. Other than [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 one major snag]], it ultimately works.
16th Nov '17 3:54:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is the main plot in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[spoiler: Megamind becomes a superhero at the end of the movie.]]
* ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: While never officially arrested, Nick Wilde is definitely a successful {{ConArtist}} and Hustler. The end of the movie shows that he's graduated from the police academy and is now Judy's patrol partner. ]].
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* This is the main plot in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'', [[spoiler: Megamind becomes a superhero at the end of the movie.]]



* ''{{Disney/Zootopia}}'': [[spoiler: While never officially arrested, Nick Wilde is definitely a successful {{ConArtist}} and Hustler. The end of the movie shows that he's graduated from the police academy and is now Judy's patrol partner. ]].
14th Nov '17 3:47:09 AM Morgenthaler
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18th Sep '17 3:30:38 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare RecruitingTheCriminal, when the character works for the law while still remaining a criminal, and BoxedCrook, when he's coerced or blackmailed into cooperating with the law. It may even become TheAtoner in some cases. Compare and contrast RetiredOutlaw, who may never have reformed and may have simply stopped.

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Compare RecruitingTheCriminal, when the character works for the law while still remaining a criminal, and BoxedCrook, when he's coerced or blackmailed into cooperating with the law. It may even become TheAtoner in some cases. Compare and contrast RetiredOutlaw, who may never have reformed and may have simply stopped.
stopped. FalselyReformedVillain is a subversion, when they pretend to reform but are just using it as a ruse to commit more crimes.
11th Sep '17 6:10:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': The Beagle Boys actually tried to genuinely reform their criminal ways at least once, when they were offered parole in exchange for getting into an honest-job program. The problems only start when one of them begins an OfficeRomance, except the girl turns out to be a crazy AllGirlsWantBadBoys-type who pressures him to help her commit a bank robbery to get out of her boring life.
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