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16th May '17 10:23:36 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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SuperTrope of RogueProtagonist, FallenHero, and TheParagonAlwaysRebels. See also RonTheDeathEater for fanfiction, and AdaptationalVillainy.

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SuperTrope of RogueProtagonist, FallenHero, and TheParagonAlwaysRebels. See also RonTheDeathEater for fanfiction, and AdaptationalVillainy.
AdaptationalVillainy. Contrast ProtagonistJourneyToVillain, which is all about showing their slide to villainy onscreen.
4th May '17 2:29:54 PM MathematicalVoid
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** Inverted with [[VideoGame/YoshisIsland Raphael the Raven]], who debuted as a boss, only to suddenly be one of Yoshi's friends in ''VideoGame/TetrisAttack'' and an ally in ''VideoGame/PaperMario64''.
25th Mar '17 11:34:59 AM erforce
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* ''FinalFantasyX2'' inverts it. Tromell Guado was TheDragon to Seymour, actively sending people out to kill the protagonists after discovering they murdered Seymour, along with destroying the evidence that Seymour killed his own father. In the two year TimeSkip the entire Guado race suffered a collective MyGodWhatHaveIDone - and were exiled to the Macalania Woods. One sidequest is preventing the Ronso from slaughtering the tribe. If the player does things correctly [[spoiler: Tromell will become the new leader of the Guado and direct them towards a brighter future]].

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* ''FinalFantasyX2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' inverts it. Tromell Guado was TheDragon to Seymour, actively sending people out to kill the protagonists after discovering they murdered Seymour, along with destroying the evidence that Seymour killed his own father. In the two year TimeSkip the entire Guado race suffered a collective MyGodWhatHaveIDone - and were exiled to the Macalania Woods. One sidequest is preventing the Ronso from slaughtering the tribe. If the player does things correctly [[spoiler: Tromell will become the new leader of the Guado and direct them towards a brighter future]].



* In the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' video game series, the game Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger had [[spoiler:Col. Ralgha nar "Hobbes" Hhallas who was throughout game 2 a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who was disgusted with his race's lack of honor suddenly do a FaceHeelTurn in which he turns out to have been a sleeper agent hiding behind a fabricated personality]].
** Likewise, the BigBad of Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom [[spoiler: turns out to be Admiral Tolwyn, who lost his direction in life and ultimately went rather nuts once he no longer had a war to fight. Although he was something of a jerk towards your maverick ace character throughout the series, he was also mostly the main BigGood.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' video game series, the game Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger had [[spoiler:Col. Ralgha nar "Hobbes" Hhallas who was throughout game 2 ''2'' a ProudWarriorRaceGuy who was disgusted with his race's lack of honor suddenly do a FaceHeelTurn in which he turns out to have been a sleeper agent hiding behind a fabricated personality]].
** Likewise, the BigBad of Wing ''Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom Freedom'' [[spoiler: turns out to be Admiral Tolwyn, who lost his direction in life and ultimately went rather nuts once he no longer had a war to fight. Although he was something of a jerk towards your maverick ace character throughout the series, he was also mostly the main BigGood.]]



*** In ''Warcraft III'' Illidan was a complex AntiHero who used any means necessary to save his people, but despite fears from those around him, never succumbed to the corruption of the dark powers he was toying with. This finally came to light when his brother attempted to stop him from destroying Northrend, only to find out after disrupting the spell that Illidan was only trying to destroy the Frozen Throne and the Lich King. After saving their mutual love, Illidan saw the error of his ways and they parted on good terms. In ''Burning Crusade'', with the [[HandWave flimsy explanation]] that he went crazy after losing to Arthas, Illidan is suddenly a CardCarryingVillain who is even known to sabotage his own goals if it means he [[ForTheEvulz gets to do something evil]]. This culminates in his death, where you are assisted by a character who is arguably an inversion of this trope. Maiev had dogged Illidan before as an insanely zealous InspectorJavert who went [[MoralEventHorizon too far]] into KnightTemplar territory, but is treated like a mostly heroic paragon of justice here.

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*** In ''Warcraft III'' ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' Illidan was a complex AntiHero who used any means necessary to save his people, but despite fears from those around him, never succumbed to the corruption of the dark powers he was toying with. This finally came to light when his brother attempted to stop him from destroying Northrend, only to find out after disrupting the spell that Illidan was only trying to destroy the Frozen Throne and the Lich King. After saving their mutual love, Illidan saw the error of his ways and they parted on good terms. In ''Burning Crusade'', with the [[HandWave flimsy explanation]] that he went crazy after losing to Arthas, Illidan is suddenly a CardCarryingVillain who is even known to sabotage his own goals if it means he [[ForTheEvulz gets to do something evil]]. This culminates in his death, where you are assisted by a character who is arguably an inversion of this trope. Maiev had dogged Illidan before as an insanely zealous InspectorJavert who went [[MoralEventHorizon too far]] into KnightTemplar territory, but is treated like a mostly heroic paragon of justice here.
24th Feb '17 3:24:38 PM contrafanxxx
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* Happens to [[spoiler: Gennai]] in ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'', who was originally TheMentor for the kids. Here, he's one of the bad guys.
21st Feb '17 8:48:41 AM ChronoLegion
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** Malygos the Spell-weaver was introduced in the books as the Aspect of the Blue Dragonflight and protector of all magic in Azeroth, a friendly and wise dragon, who was only brought down when Deathwing wiped out most of the blues 10,000 years ago. Malygos then participated in the defeat of Deathwing in modern times, and the blues are shown as slowly coming back from the brink. Then he inexplicably decides to wipe out all mortal magic-users and becomes a bad guy, forcing Alextrasza the Life-binder to help put him down.
17th Feb '17 1:59:10 PM KingZeal
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* Comics in general love a FaceHeelTurn, but usually don't qualify for the trope unless the character gets PutOnABus for a while and returns evil. A few notable examples include:
** Jean Loring in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', who went completely off her rocker to try winning back the affection of her ex-husband, [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]].
** The survivors of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' (Superboy-Prime, Superman (Kal-L), and Alexander Luthor) all became contemptuous of UsefulNotes/{{the Modern Age|of Comic Books}} Franchise/DCUniverse and launched a scheme that would forcefully return things to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} status quo, whether the universe was ready or not, on ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. Though it should be noted that [[spoiler:Kal-L was just an UnwittingPawn, he turned back to Face the second he realized what was really going on, and ultimately [[HeroicSacrifice gives his life bringing down Prime]]]].
** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}: Post-Crisis Linda Danvers retired from superheroics after ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', but returned in ''ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}}'', transformed into a vengeful "Fallen Angel".
** ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}}: Cassandra Cain during DC's ''OneYearLater'' storyarc. This was not a popular storyline (she was quite OutOfCharacter even ''aside'' from the evil) and eventually got {{Ret Con}}ned into mind control.
** Max Lord had always been depicted as a somewhat egotistical businessman who recreated the Justice League in part to make himself look good but ultimately proved to be a fairly honorable person. Then came ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', in which he turns out he founded the new League in order to undermine all superheroes. And even worse, it reveals that he was ''always'' evil, despite readers having seen his inner thoughts at multiple points in that Justice League run to prove otherwise.
** In [[ComicBook/TheUltimates The Ultimates 2]], Black Widow is revealed to be [[TheMole a mole]] working for the Liberators and her native country, Russia.

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* Comics in general love a FaceHeelTurn, but usually don't qualify for the trope unless the character gets PutOnABus for a while and returns evil. A few notable examples include:
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Jean Loring in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', who went completely off her rocker to try winning back the affection of her ex-husband, [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ray Palmer]].
** * The survivors of ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' (Superboy-Prime, Superman (Kal-L), and Alexander Luthor) all became contemptuous of UsefulNotes/{{the Modern Age|of Comic Books}} Franchise/DCUniverse and launched a scheme that would forcefully return things to UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} status quo, whether the universe was ready or not, on ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''. Though it should be noted that [[spoiler:Kal-L was just an UnwittingPawn, he turned back to Face the second he realized what was really going on, and ultimately [[HeroicSacrifice gives his life bringing down Prime]]]].
** ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}: *ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}: Post-Crisis Linda Danvers retired from superheroics after ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', but returned in ''ComicBook/{{Shadowpact}}'', transformed into a vengeful "Fallen Angel".
** ComicBook/{{Batgirl *ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}}: Cassandra Cain during DC's ''OneYearLater'' storyarc. This was not a popular storyline (she was quite OutOfCharacter even ''aside'' from the evil) and eventually got {{Ret Con}}ned into mind control.
** * Max Lord had always been depicted as a somewhat egotistical businessman who recreated the Justice League in part to make himself look good but ultimately proved to be a fairly honorable person. Then came ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', in which he turns out he founded the new League in order to undermine all superheroes. And even worse, it reveals that he was ''always'' evil, despite readers having seen his inner thoughts at multiple points in that Justice League run to prove otherwise.
** * In [[ComicBook/TheUltimates The Ultimates 2]], Black Widow is revealed to be [[TheMole a mole]] working for the Liberators and her native country, Russia.
17th Feb '17 10:57:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** Played with, depending on [[GreyAndGrayMorality which side]] has the SympatheticPOV. Ken Kaneki returns as AmnesiacHero Haise Sasaki, working for the [[TheHunter CCG]] as a Ghoul Investigator and mentor to an experimental squad of SuperSoldiers. While he remains the protagonist, his former friends now have to worry about him hunting them down if they cross paths again.

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** Played with, depending on [[GreyAndGrayMorality which side]] has the SympatheticPOV. Ken Kaneki returns as AmnesiacHero Haise Sasaki, working for the [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] as a Ghoul Investigator and mentor to an experimental squad of SuperSoldiers. While he remains the protagonist, his former friends now have to worry about him hunting them down if they cross paths again.
14th Feb '17 11:53:49 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' has Harry returning to the Weasley family only to find out that Percy has fallen out with everyone and sided with the Ministry of Magic ahead of the upcoming war.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' has Harry returning to the Weasley family only to find out that Percy [[TheComicallySerious Percy]] has fallen out with everyone and [[MyCountryRightOrWrong sided with the Ministry of Magic Magic]] ahead of the upcoming war.
** Similarly, ''Theater/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'' reveals that [[InspirationalMartyr Cedric]], a LovableJock who put HonorBeforeReason in both Quidditch and the Triwizard Tournament, would have become a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Death Eater]] had he lost the latter. This is one major reason that [[FanonDiscontinuity some fans won't consider it canon]].
16th Jan '17 1:13:46 AM infernape612
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* ''VideoGame/DiabloII'': the protagonist of the original is now the Big Bad.

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* ''VideoGame/DiabloII'': the The protagonist of the original is now the Big Bad.
10th Jan '17 8:08:42 PM Tyrathius
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* ''Film/JurassicWorld'', Henry Wu is a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate who strikes a deal with the BigBad to explore the possibility of weaponizing dinosaurs. He [[spoiler: deliberately engineers the I. Rex to be strong and smart enough that it will inevitably escape, even though this would endanger everyone on the island (implied to be thousands of people when it happens) and destroy any future the park might have had as a business]]. Harboring no loyalty towards Masrani (his boss) or the dream of the late John Hammond, his sole motivation in the film seems to be ForScience. This is rather jarring when compared to his appearance in the first movie, where he never showed any antagonism towards the other characters or malevolent intent in creating dinosaurs (though admittedly, he was a pretty minor character).
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