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17th Oct '17 9:05:44 AM BeerBaron
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* [[spoiler:Martin]] in the ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. Once a [[spoiler:Daedra-worshipper]] he decided to drop this after losing some friends to members of ''[[EldritchAbomination family]]''
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** Paarthurnax, master of the Greybeards and [[spoiler: younger brother and lieutenant of [[BigBad Alduin]]]] having realized the evil of the actions of his kin, [[spoiler: helped the ancient Nords to learn Shouts and to fight dragons back]]. He waits on top of the Throat of the World, meditating and trying to come to terms with his actions, but also [[spoiler: struggling at every moment between his will to make amends and his dragon instincts]]. His atonement extends to help the Dragonborn in his quest by helping him/her to obtain an Elder Scroll [[spoiler: so the player can find and learn [[LogicBomb Dragonrend]]]]. He goes as far as [[spoiler: fight Alduin to buy the Dragonborn some time to defeat him]]. It is possible to kill him and gain the help of the [[KnightTemplar Blades]] by doing so, but the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] will [[WhatTheHellHero chew you]] for doing so. It pays off in the end as [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the dragons hail him as their new leader]] after Alduin's death as he swears he'll try his best to make them change their ways]].
** Brunhulf Free-Winter, the new jarl of Windhelm if you defeat Ulfric, wants to do anything he can to make people forget about the Stormcloak rebellion by rebuilding Windhelm's image and ending the FantasticRacism Ulfric enforced. He wasn't a Stormcloak of a supporter of the rebellion, but he feels obligated to do so as a true Nord.
** Erandur, the priest of [[LoveGoddess Mara]]. Formerly [[spoiler:a priest of Vaermina, Daedric Prince of Nightmares]], he abandoned his former life after [[spoiler:leaving his fellow daedra worshipers in a miasma-induced coma within the temple]]. Afterwards, he chose to devote himself to Mara and will help the player deal with the nightmares plaguing Dawnstar.
** Madena, Dawnstar's court wizard, and Runil, a priest of Arkay in Falkreath, who were both battlemages who fought in the Great War. Madena became a pacifist to atone for her actions and Runil became a GoodShepherd. [[spoiler: Madena fought for the Empire, but Runil fought for the Aldmeri Dominion]]. Both of them are [[ShellShockedVeteran Shell Shocked Veterans]].

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* [[spoiler:Martin]] ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Jiub, the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]]'s fellow prisoner aboard the Prison Ship at the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', [[SpearCarrier only gets a few lines of dialogue]] and does not reappear
in the ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. Once a [[spoiler:Daedra-worshipper]] he decided to drop this game after losing you leave the ship. However, his short appearance was enough to make him [[EnsembleDarkhorse extremely popular with fans]] and Bethesda took notice. ''Oblivion'' makes him LegendaryInTheSequel, stating that he became St. Jiub, Eradiator of the Winged Menace, after driving all of Vvardenfell's [[GodDamnedBats much reviled]] [[TakeThatScrappy Cliff Racers]] to extinction. His spirit is encountered during ''Skyrim'''s ''Dawnguard'' DLC, where he offers a sidequest to help him finish his opus and ensure that his legend is remembered forever after. In his opus, he states that he set out to eradicate the Cliff Racers in atonement for his previous "sordid" life as a [[FantasticDrug skooma addict]] and freelance assassin.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', Martin is one. In his youth, he joined a [[ScaryAmoralReligion Daedric Cult]] but left it after
some friends to of his fellow members met unfortunate ends. He joined the [[SaintlyChurch Priesthood of ''[[EldritchAbomination family]]''
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
Akatosh]] to atone. [[spoiler:After finding out that he is [[HiddenBackupPrince the Emperor's bastard son]] and the only person left of royal blood who can save the world from [[LegionsOfHell the forces of Oblivion]], he goes all in to save the world and ends up making a HeroicSacrifice at the end]].
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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Paarthurnax, master of the Greybeards and [[spoiler: younger brother and lieutenant of [[BigBad Alduin]]]] having realized the evil of the actions of his kin, [[spoiler: helped the ancient Nords to learn Shouts and to fight dragons back]]. He waits on top of the Throat of the World, meditating and trying to come to terms with his actions, but also [[spoiler: struggling at every moment between his will to make amends and his dragon instincts]]. His atonement extends to help the Dragonborn in his quest by helping him/her to obtain an Elder Scroll [[spoiler: so the player can find and learn [[LogicBomb Dragonrend]]]]. He goes as far as [[spoiler: fight Alduin to buy the Dragonborn some time to defeat him]]. It is possible to kill him and gain the help of the [[KnightTemplar Blades]] by doing so, but the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] will [[WhatTheHellHero chew you]] for doing so. It pays off in the end as [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the dragons hail him as their new leader]] after Alduin's death as he swears he'll try his best to make them change their ways]].
** *** Brunhulf Free-Winter, the new jarl of Windhelm if you defeat Ulfric, wants to do anything he can to make people forget about the Stormcloak rebellion by rebuilding Windhelm's image and ending the FantasticRacism Ulfric enforced. He wasn't a Stormcloak of a supporter of the rebellion, but he feels obligated to do so as a true Nord.
** *** Erandur, the priest of [[LoveGoddess Mara]]. Formerly [[spoiler:a priest of Vaermina, Daedric Prince of Nightmares]], he abandoned his former life after [[spoiler:leaving his fellow daedra worshipers in a miasma-induced coma within the temple]]. Afterwards, he chose to devote himself to Mara and will help the player deal with the nightmares plaguing Dawnstar.
** *** Madena, Dawnstar's court wizard, and Runil, a priest of Arkay in Falkreath, who were both battlemages who fought in the Great War. Madena became a pacifist to atone for her actions and Runil became a GoodShepherd. [[spoiler: Madena fought for the Empire, but Runil fought for the Aldmeri Dominion]]. Both of them are [[ShellShockedVeteran Shell Shocked Veterans]].
13th Oct '17 7:32:42 PM iroanxi
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* ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'':
** Following the rescue of her little sister, Kersea is no longer forced to work for Clayton and Butterfly. She then decides to make up for her past actions in their service by helping in bringing them down.
** Harpy's actions during the chapter 6 finale, where she risks her own life to get an attempt at killing [[spoiler:Maron Mullendore, the real Butterfly]] are a version of this trope, as she underwent this risk because she was convinced that the situation leading up to it has been entirely her fault for [[spoiler:killing the fake Butterfly two chapters ago]]
** [[spoiler: Terroma]] is revealed to feel heavy guilt over having trained Clayton back in his younger days. After hearing of [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil his former pupil's actions]], he decided to return from retirement and to focus on bringing him down.
11th Oct '17 1:43:36 PM fearlessnikki
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* Both the brothers in ''{{WebVideo/Aaron}}'' in different ways:
** Adam has been a frequent screw-up for years, and it's implied he drove his parents mad (and Chris by extension) with all his antics. He's now trying to put his life back together.
** Chris was close with his brother but ended up leaving for college in England, and essentially neglecting their friendship. After realising what his brother was going through, he's now trying to make amends.
8th Oct '17 8:43:04 AM HeyFella
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* In ''ComicBook/BatmanWhiteKnight'', ComicBook/TheJoker is cured of his insanity and transforms into Jack Napier. As a result, he wants to make up for his past as the Clown Prince of Crime by becoming Gotham's White Knight.
29th Sep '17 1:39:54 PM Darkfire545
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* In the second ''VisualNovel/FragmentsNote'', this is what inspires Yukitsuki to go into psychology and to a lesser extent help Kyoichi with his own psychological problems.
24th Sep '17 5:36:18 PM rjd1922
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** Ed and Al's primary reason for finding the Philosopher's Stone is to redeem their bodies after attempting to transmute their mom. At tie same time, Ed's own primary reason is to bring Alphonse back. It's either "our bodies" or "Alphonse"; he blamed himself for ''years'', afraid to even ask Al if he blamed him for what happened.

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** Ed and Al's primary reason for finding the Philosopher's Stone is to redeem their bodies after attempting to transmute their mom. At tie the same time, Ed's own primary reason is to bring Alphonse back. It's either "our bodies" or "Alphonse"; he blamed himself for ''years'', afraid to even ask Al if he blamed him for what happened.
20th Sep '17 2:48:32 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} of the ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'' is trying to atone, but the fact that he's so bad at it, combined with his natural psychopathy, means that most people don't even notice.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} of the ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'' is trying to atone, but the fact that he's so bad at it, combined with his natural psychopathy, means that most people don't even notice.



* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' have an archnemesis SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} who seems to go through regular cycles of BigBad, WellIntentionedExtremist, and The Atoner. During one of his atonement phases, he even joined the X-Men.

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* The ''ComicBook/XMen'' have an archnemesis SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} who seems to go through regular cycles of BigBad, WellIntentionedExtremist, and The Atoner. During one of his atonement phases, he even joined the X-Men.
13th Sep '17 12:31:35 PM LavonPapillon1
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* The reason why Bakugo in ''Fanfic/WaitingIsWorthIt'' stays friends with Izuku in this continuity is because he feels horrible guilt for putting Izuku in his wheelchair, becoming overprotective to the point where [[MistakenForGay people think that he has a crush on Izuku]]. Whether he does or not depends on who’s reading.
9th Sep '17 4:56:06 PM WillKeaton
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!''.

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9th Sep '17 3:39:19 AM MsCC93
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* Downplayed with depressed/negative people, as they really feel bad for being annoying towards others with their cynical/negative attitude towards life. By getting therapy and reading self-help books/material, [[https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-8870/how-i-quit-being-negative-got-happy.html they want to make up for their past actions]] and become more positive.
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