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11th Jun '16 4:38:57 AM Tron80
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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling''. When Shinji's grandfather apologises to his grandson for never being there for him and states that he wants to atone for his neglectful actions and take him in, Shinji rejects him... because he knows his grandfather is not sorry at all and only wants to use him.
31st May '16 10:23:19 PM gophergiggles
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** Despite turning over a new leaf at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] notices that other ponies still avoid her and whisper about her past deeds behind her back. It also turns out that Twilight wasn't quite as forgiving to Trixie as she originally let on.

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** Despite turning over a new leaf at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] notices that other ponies still avoid her and whisper about her past deeds behind her back. It also turns out that Twilight wasn't quite as forgiving to Trixie as she originally let on. Compared to how [[EasilyForgiven easily Starlight Glimmer got off]], this was a ''massive'' BaseBreaker amongst fans.
29th May '16 1:44:30 AM RacattackForce
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* Peridot in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', following her truce with the Crystal Gems in the latter half of season two. Her frequent [[FantasticRacism unintentional insults]], [[SmallNameBigEgo superiority complex]], and [[PoorCommunicationKills inability to properly explain her intentions]] led even '''[[ThePollyanna STEVEN]]''' to have doubts about her having changed for the better.
14th May '16 8:56:50 PM XSpectreGreyX
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** ComicBook/EmmaFrost. In ''AStonishing X-Men'', Kitty is unconvinced due to the past between them (Emma is literally the first supervillain Kitty ever encountered). Emma takes advantage of this trope by recruiting her to the "Astonishing X-Men" team so that she'll notice she's not really redeemed after all. [[spoiler:This doesn't help out the fact that this is Cassandra Nova's doing of manipulating her belief that she can't redeem herself]] leading to Kitty nearly killing Emma if it wasn't for Cyclops reminding her ''this is exactly what Emma wanted''. It doesn't take a while in "Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1" that they have their moment of reconciliation before [[spoiler:Kitty sacrifices her life in phasing the Breakworld's bullet through Earth]].

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** ComicBook/EmmaFrost. In ''AStonishing ''Astonishing X-Men'', Kitty is unconvinced due to the past between them (Emma is literally the first supervillain Kitty ever encountered). Emma takes advantage of this trope by recruiting her to the "Astonishing X-Men" team so that she'll notice she's not really redeemed after all. [[spoiler:This doesn't help out the fact that this is Cassandra Nova's doing of manipulating her belief that she can't redeem herself]] leading to Kitty nearly killing Emma if it wasn't for Cyclops reminding her ''this is exactly what Emma wanted''. It doesn't take a while in "Giant ''Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1" X-Men'' #1 that they have their moment of reconciliation before [[spoiler:Kitty sacrifices her life in phasing the Breakworld's bullet through Earth]].
14th May '16 8:56:27 PM XSpectreGreyX
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** ComicBook/{{Rogue}} suffered from this pretty badly when she [[HeelFaceTurn first joined the X-Men]]. Professor X had to guilt-trip the team out of quitting when he took her in (Binary, AKA [[Comicbook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], attacked her on sight and ''did'' storm off) and it took multiple HeroicSacrifice moments on her part to actually win them over. Moreover, after she had established herself as a loyal member of the team, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}} joined up complete with grudge for yet more drama. Carol Danvers was completely justified, considering what Rogue did to her powers and {{mind|Rape}}. To this day they don't get along.

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** ComicBook/{{Rogue}} suffered from this pretty badly when she [[HeelFaceTurn first joined the X-Men]]. Professor X had to guilt-trip the team out of quitting when he took her in (Binary, AKA [[Comicbook/MsMarvel ([[Comicbook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]], attacked her on sight and ''did'' storm off) and it took multiple HeroicSacrifice moments on her part to actually win them over. Moreover, after she had established herself as a loyal member of the team, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}} joined up complete with grudge for yet more drama. Carol Danvers was completely justified, considering what Rogue did to her powers and {{mind|Rape}}. To {{mind|Rape}}, but to this day they don't get along.



** ComicBook/EmmaFrost. Kitty is unconvinced due to the past between them. Emma takes advantage of this trope by recruiting her to the "Astonishing X-Men" team so that she'll notice she's not really redeemed after all. [[spoiler:This doesn't help out the fact that this is Cassandra Nova's doing of manipulating her belief that she can't redeem herself]] leading to Kitty nearly killing her if it wasn't for Cyclops reminding her ''this is exactly what Emma wanted''. It doesn't take a while in "Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1" that they have their moment of reconciliation before [[spoiler:Kitty sacrifices her life in phasing the Breakworld's bullet through Earth]].

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** ComicBook/EmmaFrost. In ''AStonishing X-Men'', Kitty is unconvinced due to the past between them.them (Emma is literally the first supervillain Kitty ever encountered). Emma takes advantage of this trope by recruiting her to the "Astonishing X-Men" team so that she'll notice she's not really redeemed after all. [[spoiler:This doesn't help out the fact that this is Cassandra Nova's doing of manipulating her belief that she can't redeem herself]] leading to Kitty nearly killing her Emma if it wasn't for Cyclops reminding her ''this is exactly what Emma wanted''. It doesn't take a while in "Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1" that they have their moment of reconciliation before [[spoiler:Kitty sacrifices her life in phasing the Breakworld's bullet through Earth]].



* The Red King was the BigBad of ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'', a despotic tyrant who ruled over his entire planet with a level of ferocity and detached cruelty that seemed incalculable to any of his subjects. He was killed and replaced by the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk. However, after the holocaust that destroyed Crown City, his body was discovered by the roaming wildebots of the plains, who gave him new life as a cyborg and gave him perspective on the harshness of his actions as Emperor. His daughter, Princess Omaka, refuses to recognize him as a changed man; this is partially because he killed her mother and her brother and burned her arms off when he was king. Skaar, the son of Hulk, is much more understanding, but possibly only because he wasn't alive to see the horrors he wrought as planetary leader.

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* The Red King was the BigBad of ''ComicBook/PlanetHulk'', a despotic tyrant who ruled over his entire planet with a level of ferocity and detached cruelty that seemed incalculable to any of his subjects. He was killed and replaced by the Comicbook/IncredibleHulk. However, after the holocaust that destroyed Crown City, his body was discovered by the roaming wildebots of the plains, who gave him new life as a cyborg and gave him perspective on the harshness of his actions as Emperor. His daughter, Princess Omaka, refuses to recognize him as a changed man; this is partially because he killed her mother and her brother and burned her arms off when he was king. Skaar, the son of Hulk, is much more understanding, but possibly only because he wasn't alive to see the horrors he Red King wrought as planetary leader.



* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Eddie Brock (ComicBook/{{Venom}}) found himself affected by this at times, as whenever he ''does'' try to be a hero nobody trusts him and he usually ends up going back to "eat Spider-Man's brain" mode. But when you're renowned for wearing a malevolent alien parasite with a taste for human flesh, that's understandable. He finally gets his recognition in the Comicbook/SpiderIsland arc, where he [[spoiler: saves all of New York from being turned to spider-monsters]].

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan'': Eddie Brock (ComicBook/{{Venom}}) found himself affected by this at times, as whenever he ''does'' try to be a hero nobody trusts him and he usually ends up going back to "eat Spider-Man's brain" mode. But when you're renowned for wearing a malevolent alien parasite with a taste for human flesh, that's understandable. He finally gets his recognition in the Comicbook/SpiderIsland arc, where he [[spoiler: saves all of New York from being turned to into spider-monsters]].



* After ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', [[IronMan Tony Stark]] had suffered a HeroicBSOD after Happy Hogan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, both of whom were very good friends of his, died because of his involvement, and tried to make amends to the superhero community he tore in half. While most Pro-Reg members suffered some stigma, Stark was the one most blamed. He ended up returning to Alcoholism and didn't quite get everyone's trust again until he [[ItMakesSenseInContext broke his own brain to stop Norman Osborn getting everyone's identity]].

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* After ''ComicBook/CivilWar'', [[IronMan Tony Stark]] had suffered a HeroicBSOD after Happy Hogan and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, both of whom were very good friends of his, died because of his involvement, and tried to make amends to the superhero community he tore in half. While most Pro-Reg members suffered some stigma, Stark was the one most blamed. He ended up returning to Alcoholism alcoholism and didn't quite get everyone's trust again until he [[ItMakesSenseInContext broke his own brain to stop Norman Osborn getting everyone's identity]].identities]].
11th May '16 2:01:15 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Webcomic/Better Days'':

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1st May '16 8:39:26 AM DyingWillKirby
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** Despite turning over a new leaf at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], [[MilesGloriosus Trixie]] notices that other ponies still avoid her and whisper about her past deeds behind her back. It also turns out that Twilight wasn't quite as forgiving to Trixie as she originally let on.




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24th Apr '16 8:43:39 PM StrixObscuro
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** Happened in an episode where The Penguin had come out of jail and finally decided to "go straight". Batman refused to believe such thing was possible, and hounded him mercilessly... eventually, he ''does'' return to his old ways, after [[spoiler: being betrayed by a woman he'd fallen for]], and Batman has to bring him down. While remaining subtly convinced that he never ''really'' reformed. However, Penguin proves to be an aversion of both this trope and StatusQuoIsGod: later episodes show that the Penguin really ''does'' go straight(er), and runs a legitimate upscale night club and casino called the Iceberg Lounge. He's still engaged in some morally and legally shady business, but Batman tolerates it in order to occasionally [[TheStoolPigeon pump Penguin for underworld info]].

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** Happened in an episode where The Penguin had come out of jail and finally decided to "go straight". Batman refused to believe such thing was possible, and hounded him mercilessly... eventually, he ''does'' return to his old ways, after [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being betrayed by a woman he'd fallen for]], and Batman has to bring him down. While remaining subtly convinced that he never ''really'' reformed. However, Penguin proves to be an aversion of both this trope and StatusQuoIsGod: later episodes show that the Penguin really ''does'' go straight(er), and runs a legitimate upscale night club and casino called the Iceberg Lounge. He's still engaged in some morally and legally shady business, but Batman tolerates it in order to occasionally [[TheStoolPigeon pump Penguin for underworld info]].



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* During the nineties, David Brock was, by his own admission, an attack dog for the Republican Party, authoring ''The Real Anita Hill'', which argued that Anita Hill was deluded when she accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. However, in 1997, he suddenly switched parties, becoming a Democrat, releasing a largely-sympathetic biography of Hillary Clinton, and later going on to found the unabashedly liberal Media Matters for America. While he's become very influential in the Democratic party thanks to Media Matters, many rank-and-file progressives have not forgotten about his past behavior, and have not forgiven him for it.
2nd Apr '16 9:16:42 AM OlfinBedwere
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* Played for laughs in ''FanFic/TintinAndAlphArtYvesRodier'', where it's revealed that Allan Thompson, who frequently acted as TheDragon to various villains in the series, swore off the criminal lifestyle after the events of ''Flight 714'' and tried to make an honest living as a postal worker. The next panel then shows him being chased by a large dog, and evidently finding his new life no less stressful than his old one.
11th Mar '16 11:03:49 PM InsidiousPack
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** [[spoiler:Some time after Rachel had gotten dumped by Tommy for cheating on him, she]] decided to meet Tommy at his parents house to try to convince him that she had changed. However, Tommy couldn't trust her, and so he left the house telling her that [[spoiler:he was now happy with 'someone else'(Lucy)]].

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** [[spoiler:Some time after Rachel had gotten dumped by Tommy for cheating on him, she]] decided to meet Tommy at his parents house to try to convince him that she had changed. However, Tommy couldn't trust her, and so he left the house telling her that [[spoiler:he was now happy with 'someone else'(Lucy)]].else' (Lucy)]].
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