History Main / TheAtoner

21st Jun '17 1:13:10 PM Schol-R-LEA
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': Several, most notably Eldritch. However, the most striking example is probably Unverziehen ('The Unforgiven'), a former Waffen SS officer who spent the time since the war trying to atone for German war crimes:
-->''Unverziehen was an enigma to most people, the insanely potent warper had been a member of the combat arm of the German SS, and had not been privy to the war crimes of Auschwitz, Dachau, Sobibor and other places. The man and Caitlin [Eldritch, formerly Eric Mahren] shared something similar: guilt. He felt responsible for what his country did during the war, and though her crimes paled in comparison to what the Nazis had done during that war, the A-List hero, who still could not forgive himself, hadnít physically committed any of the crimes he bore the shame of.''
30th May '17 11:39:02 PM DuelMark
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': [[SixthRanger Tommy]] has shades of this, drawn from his guilt over his actions under Rita's control.



* ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': Karone, formally known as [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]], takes up Kendrix's sword to replace her as the pink Galaxy Ranger and atone for her sins.
* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'': [[TheMentor Dr. K]] only wanted to go outside so she [[spoiler:released a computer virus that destroyed the world]], and spends the entire show making up for it.

to:

* ''Series/PowerRangers'':
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': [[SixthRanger Tommy]] has shades of this, drawn from his guilt over his actions under Rita's control.
**
''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': Karone, formally known as [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]], takes up Kendrix's sword to replace her as the pink Galaxy Ranger and atone for her sins.
* ** ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'': At the end of the series, [[spoiler:Jarrod]] decides to start over at the academy to make amends for his time as [[spoiler:Dai Shi's vessel]].
**
''Series/PowerRangersRPM'': [[TheMentor Dr. K]] only wanted to go outside so she [[spoiler:released a computer virus that destroyed the world]], and spends the entire show making up for it.
27th May '17 2:04:59 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Robert [=McNamara=], Secretary of Defense to JFK and LBJ, spent much of his later career admitting the VietnamWar was terribly wrong and trying to explain how he and his fellow politicians could have seen otherwise, like in the Oscar-winning documentary ''TheFogOfWar''. Despite this, and his anti-nuclear weapon and anti-Iraq activism, his obituaries almost uniformly painted him as a warmonger anyway. Overlaps with ModernMajorGeneral (the trope)--he wasn't much of a military man at all (he had served in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in the Army Air Forces as a junior officer in the Office of Statistical Control--that is, the logistics guys figuring out the most efficient way for Gen. Curtis [=LeMay=]'s strategic bombers to pummel the crap out of Japan) but an auto-industry executive whose greatest legacy otherwise would have been the Ford Falcon.

to:

* Robert [=McNamara=], Secretary of Defense to JFK and LBJ, spent much of his later career admitting the VietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar was terribly wrong and trying to explain how he and his fellow politicians could have seen otherwise, like in the Oscar-winning documentary ''TheFogOfWar''. Despite this, and his anti-nuclear weapon and anti-Iraq activism, his obituaries almost uniformly painted him as a warmonger anyway. Overlaps with ModernMajorGeneral (the trope)--he wasn't much of a military man at all (he had served in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in the Army Air Forces as a junior officer in the Office of Statistical Control--that is, the logistics guys figuring out the most efficient way for Gen. Curtis [=LeMay=]'s strategic bombers to pummel the crap out of Japan) but an auto-industry executive whose greatest legacy otherwise would have been the Ford Falcon.
21st May '17 12:51:59 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The main character in TheWanderersLibrary story [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/communion Communion]]. Unfortunately, he's past forgiveness.

to:

* The main character in TheWanderersLibrary ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'' story [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/communion Communion]]. Unfortunately, he's past forgiveness.
17th May '17 9:25:33 PM Gamermaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''FRanchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':

to:

* In ''FRanchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
16th May '17 1:40:49 PM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Literature/TheBible'' is full of this one. Examples include Joseph (atoning for pride), Moses (atoning for murder and later for disobeying God's orders), David (sent a man to die so he could have the guy's wife), Solomon (mainly legends, such as when he lets Ashmodai the demon king trick him), Judas (mostly in legend, for betraying Jesus), Paul (for persecuting Jesus' followers), and more saints than you can shake a stick at.

to:

* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Literature/TheBible'' is full of this one. Examples include Joseph (atoning for pride), Moses (atoning for murder and later for disobeying God's orders), David (sent ([[TheUriahGambit sent a man to die die]] so he could have the guy's wife), Solomon (mainly legends, such as when he lets Ashmodai the demon king trick him), Judas (mostly in legend, for betraying Jesus), Paul (for persecuting Jesus' followers), and more saints than you can shake a stick at.
16th May '17 12:53:52 AM ArcaneAzmadi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'', Ishida Shouya once was the ringleader of a group of kids who bullied Nishimiya Shouko, a [[CuteMute deaf girl]]. He ended up taking the fall for the brunt of all the bullying, and he came to realize just how awful his treatment of her was. He spends the bulk of a five-year TimeSkip preparing to set things right. [[spoiler: In a darker turn, specifically to make amends before he [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]]. Nishimiya responding positively towards his actions leads him to keep living, although this trope continues to color Ishida's actions.]]

to:

* In ''Manga/KoeNoKatachi'', Ishida Shouya once was the ringleader of a group of kids who bullied Nishimiya Shouko, a [[CuteMute deaf girl]]. He ended up taking the fall [[TheScapegoat being scapegoated]] for the brunt of all the bullying, and he came to realize just how awful his treatment of her was. He spends the bulk of a five-year TimeSkip preparing to set things right. [[spoiler: In a darker turn, specifically to make amends before he [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]]. Nishimiya responding positively towards his actions leads him to keep living, although this trope continues to color Ishida's actions.]]
14th May '17 4:44:53 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]'' has CR-S01, a surgeon sentenced to 250 years in prison for his involvement in a biological terrorist attack at Cumberland College. He doesn't [[AmnesiacDissonance have any memory of doing it]], but this only drives him further to redeem himself by saving lives. [[spoiler: It turns out that he doesn't have any memories of his involvement in the attack because he ''wasn't'' involved in the attack.]]

to:

* ''[[TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]'' ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'' has CR-S01, a surgeon sentenced to 250 years in prison for his involvement in a biological terrorist attack at Cumberland College. He doesn't [[AmnesiacDissonance have any memory of doing it]], but this only drives him further to redeem himself by saving lives. [[spoiler: It turns out that he doesn't have any memories of his involvement in the attack because he ''wasn't'' involved in the attack.]]
10th May '17 6:28:02 AM EvilKid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Vash the Stampede from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' constantly is wracked by guilt over his past and the extensive body count that he blames himself for, even though none of it is truly his fault. What he truly has remorse for is the fact that he couldn't prevent said things from happening in the first place. In the original manga, Vash killed everyone in July except for himself and Knives who was critically injured. Vash was friends with several people in July and is forever haunted by killing his own friends for revenge.

to:

* Vash the Stampede from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' constantly is wracked by guilt over his past and the extensive body count that he blames himself for, even though none of it is truly his fault. What he truly has remorse for is the fact that he couldn't prevent said things from happening in the first place. In the original manga, Vash killed everyone in July except for himself and himself, Knives who was critically injured.injured, and Hopperd the future-Gauntlet. Vash was friends with several people in July and is forever haunted by killing his own friends for revenge.
9th May '17 4:19:23 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[spoiler: Harken]] from VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe blames himself heavily for [[spoiler: being the SoleSurvivor of Lord Elbert's crew]] and, if you recruit him, he'll fight to the end [[DeathSeeker and his own]] to atone.
** [[spoiler: Michalis]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' becomes this in the second game after seeing [[spoiler: his younger sister Maria]]'s SympathyForTheDevil. Naturally this leads to RedemptionEqualsDeath in the original game, but in the remake it's possible to turn it into RedemptionEqualsLife and have him join as a party member [[GuideDangIt by following a specific sequence of actions.]] Other examples from the continuity include Horace and [[spoiler: Katarina]].

to:

* ''VideoGAme/FireEmblem'':
**
[[spoiler: Harken]] from VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' blames himself heavily for [[spoiler: being the SoleSurvivor of Lord Elbert's crew]] and, if you recruit him, he'll fight to the end [[DeathSeeker ([[DeathSeeker and his own]] own]]) to atone.
** [[spoiler: Michalis]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'' becomes this in the second game ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'' after seeing [[spoiler: his younger sister Maria]]'s SympathyForTheDevil. Naturally this leads to RedemptionEqualsDeath in the original game, but in the remake it's possible to turn it into RedemptionEqualsLife and have him join as a party member [[GuideDangIt by following a specific sequence of actions.]] Other examples from the this continuity include Horace and [[spoiler: Katarina]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'':

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'':''VideoGame/Persona5'':



** Sadayo Kawakami, the protagonist's homeroom teacher, once tutored a student who wasn't doing well at school due to having to work to pay off his guardians' debts, but had to stop the tutoring when people accused her of playing favorites. Shortly thereafter, he was killed in an auto accident, and Kawakami, feeling responsible, paid the money that the guardians demanded from her, ending up having to secretly moonlight as a maid in violation of school rules. With the help of the protagonist, she comes to realize that a better way to atone would be for her to devote herself to being a better teacher, but the guardians of her dead student have other ideas, since they're greedy lowlifes who made their ward slave away just because they were jealous of his parents.

to:

** Sadayo Kawakami, the protagonist's homeroom teacher, once tutored a student who wasn't doing well at school due to having to work to pay off his guardians' debts, but had to stop the tutoring when people accused her of playing favorites. Shortly thereafter, he [[spoiler:the student was killed in an auto accident, and Kawakami, feeling responsible, paid the money that the guardians demanded from her, ending up having to secretly moonlight as a maid in violation of school rules. With the help of the protagonist, she comes to realize that a better way to atone would be for her to devote herself to being a better teacher, but the guardians of her dead student have other ideas, since they're greedy lowlifes who made their ward slave away just because they were jealous of his parents. parents]].
** Yuuki Mishima becomes the heroes' main KnowledgeBroker and PR guy to make up for doing abusive gym teacher Kamoshida's bidding. [[spoiler:At the end of his Confidant, he becomes one again when he comes back to his senses after his little power trip from managing the Phansite, vowing to continue using the Phansite to help people as it was originally intended to.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 490. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheAtoner