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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.
25th Jun '17 1:28:57 PM libertydude
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* Robert Ford from ''Film/IShotJesseJames''. He betrays UsefulNotes/JesseJames in order to be pardoned and marry his girlfriend.
14th May '17 10:39:07 AM nombretomado
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* Before his appearance in the ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' games, James Raynor used to be a bandit, until he nearly got caught (his partner took all the blame, and was sentenced to prison), then he settled down and became a sheriff of Mar Sara colony.

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* Before his appearance in the ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' games, James Raynor used to be a bandit, until he nearly got caught (his partner took all the blame, and was sentenced to prison), then he settled down and became a sheriff of Mar Sara colony.
3rd May '17 12:14:51 PM k5josh
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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the villain [[spoiler:Madcap]] is allowed to join the Protectorate as hero [[spoiler:Assault]]. Judging from the context, this might even be a standard deal in the universe.
** Later, [[spoiler: Skitter]] attempts a similar tactic, becoming the hero [[spoiler:Weaver.]]



* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', the villain [[spoiler:Madcap]] is allowed to join the Protectorate as hero [[spoiler:Assault]]. Judging from the context, this might even be a standard deal in the universe.
** Later, [[spoiler: Skitter]] attempts a similar tactic, becoming the hero [[spoiler:Weaver.]]
25th Mar '17 11:41:44 AM ironballs16
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* Creator/DannyTrejo used to be a criminal when he was younger. Nowadays, he's an actor who said that him playing bad guys is meant to show that BeingEvilSucks, and that he's apparently [[AllLovingHero quite nice despite his background.]]

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* Creator/DannyTrejo used to be a criminal when he was younger. Nowadays, he's an actor who said that him playing bad guys is meant to show that BeingEvilSucks, and that he's apparently [[AllLovingHero [[MeanCharacterNiceActor quite nice despite his background.]]
2nd Mar '17 11:39:04 AM Baileyjrob
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**Starlight Glimmer in season five also follows this route.
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