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12th May '16 8:32:55 PM KingZeal
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* Possibly [[spoiler:Gin Ichimaru]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. It seems he originally started [[spoiler:plotting to kill Aizen as revenge for his underlings attacking Rangiku in her youth.]] Now over a century later [[spoiler: he still tried to kill Aizen, but not only was he willing to wound Rangiku to accomplish that, it seems would have continued Aizen's plan to destroy Karakura Town if he had managed to kill him.]] He seems to have lost track of himself a ''long'' time ago. This may be a fusion of TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget and BecomingTheMask, though. Hundred years of undercover that's actually pretty fun will do that to you.

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* Possibly [[spoiler:Gin Ichimaru]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. It seems he originally started [[spoiler:plotting to kill Aizen as revenge for his underlings attacking Rangiku in her youth.]] Now over a century later [[spoiler: he still tried to kill Aizen, but not only was he willing to wound Rangiku to accomplish that, it seems would have continued Aizen's plan to destroy Karakura Town if he had managed to kill him.that..]] He seems to have lost track of himself a ''long'' time ago. This may be a fusion of TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget and BecomingTheMask, though. Hundred years of undercover that's actually pretty fun will do that to you.
2nd Apr '16 6:09:17 PM Peteman
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''
** According to WordOfGod, The Inquisitor was one of the Jedi Sentinels who overheard Bariss Offee's proclamation of the failures of the Jedi Order and her words planted the seed of doubt in his heart. Unfortunately, by becoming an Inquisitor, he has joined with the very people that caused the Jedi and Republic's fall from grace.
21st Mar '16 3:25:32 AM SilentStranger
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* Chirin the lamb from ''RingingBell'' originally seeks out the wolf who killed his mother with the intent of revenge, but finds he is far too weak. Instead, he asks to become the wolf's apprentice, with the intention of killing the wolf once he's taught him all he knows. The years pass, and Chirin grows into a monstrous ram. He forgets his mother, forgets his mission, forgets he was ever a sheep at all. Its not until they eventually return to Chirins former home at the farm where the wolf wants him to kill the sheep that Chirin finally remembers. [[RedemptionRejection But by then its far too late...]]
11th Feb '16 9:55:39 AM narm00
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* The ''ForgottenRealms'' goddess Shar holds both darkness and forgetfulness in her divine portfolio.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{DemonTheFallen}}'', Demons are able to tap into their Torment and unleash terribly destructive powers against their enemies. Unfortunately, the Tormented powers they use as a weapon leave a stain on their soul that becomes progressively more difficult to remove.

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* The ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' goddess Shar holds both darkness and forgetfulness in her divine portfolio.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{DemonTheFallen}}'', ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'', Demons are able to tap into their Torment and unleash terribly destructive powers against their enemies. Unfortunately, the Tormented powers they use as a weapon leave a stain on their soul that becomes progressively more difficult to remove.
30th Jan '16 5:46:59 PM Dravencour
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** Sasuke is a poster child for this. While he was always firstly driven by his wish to kill his brother, his time in Konoha made him connect to the members of his team. The lure of revenge was too great, until he decided to break those ties. [[spoiler:[[MotiveDecay His motives have rapidly degenerated]] after joining with Madara. Initially after learning of the truth behind his brother's murder of his clan, Sasuke simply wanted revenge against the Village Elders who manipulated him. Now he won't settle for anything less than the complete genocide of anyone who lives in Konoha. There's some hints that Sasuke is being influenced by something (Madara claims the Uchiha bloodline is TheDarkSide), probably an AuthorsSavingThrow given that during the summit arc he rather suddenly turns into a cardboard villain after gaining Susanoo (amongst other things, he abandoned another set of teammates that he seemed to care about earlier, who in the previous arc had saved him from being killed)]].

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** Sasuke is a poster child for this. While he was always firstly driven by his wish to kill take vengeance upon his brother, brother for murdering their family, his time in Konoha made him connect to the members of his team. The lure of revenge was too great, until he decided to break those ties. [[spoiler:[[MotiveDecay His motives have rapidly degenerated]] after joining with Madara. Initially after learning of the truth behind his brother's murder of his clan, Sasuke simply wanted revenge against the Village Elders who manipulated him. Now he won't settle for anything less than the complete genocide of anyone who lives in Konoha. There's some hints that Sasuke is being influenced by something (Madara claims the Uchiha bloodline is TheDarkSide), probably an AuthorsSavingThrow given that during the summit arc he rather suddenly turns into a cardboard villain after gaining Susanoo (amongst other things, he abandoned another set of teammates that he seemed to care about earlier, who in the previous arc had saved him from being killed)]].
30th Jan '16 5:46:19 PM Dravencour
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker himself from the prequel trilogy joins the Dark Side in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' in order to [[LoveMakesYouEvil save his wife from dying]]. Then he starts killing [[CallARabbitASmeerp younglings]] and things go downhill from there. When he force-chokes Padmé Amidala, it solidifies him into this trope.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker himself from the prequel trilogy joins the Dark Side in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' in order to [[LoveMakesYouEvil save his wife from dying]]. Then he starts killing [[CallARabbitASmeerp younglings]] and things go downhill from there. When he force-chokes Padmé Amidala, the wife in question, it solidifies him into this trope.
30th Jan '16 5:33:39 PM Dravencour
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* Possibly [[spoiler:Gin Ichimaru]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. It seems he originally started [[spoiler:plotting to kill Aizen as revenge for his underlings attacking Rangiku in her youth.]] Now over a century later [[spoiler: he still tried to kill Aizen, but not only he was willing to wound Rangiku to accomplish that, it seems would have continued Aizen's plan to destroy Karakura Town if he had managed to kill him.]] He seems to have lost track of himself a ''long'' time ago. This may be a fusion of TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget and BecomingTheMask, though. Hundred years of undercover that's actually pretty fun will do that to you.

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* Possibly [[spoiler:Gin Ichimaru]] from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. It seems he originally started [[spoiler:plotting to kill Aizen as revenge for his underlings attacking Rangiku in her youth.]] Now over a century later [[spoiler: he still tried to kill Aizen, but not only he was he willing to wound Rangiku to accomplish that, it seems would have continued Aizen's plan to destroy Karakura Town if he had managed to kill him.]] He seems to have lost track of himself a ''long'' time ago. This may be a fusion of TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget and BecomingTheMask, though. Hundred years of undercover that's actually pretty fun will do that to you.
30th Jan '16 5:31:07 PM Dravencour
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The character is an explicit good guy. Either in order to achieve a goal, or by being forced into doing so by someone else, they [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do what needs to be done]]. The ByTheBookCop beats a confession out of the serial killer who will go free otherwise. TheParagon uses their SuperpoweredEvilSide to defeat an invincible foe. The WhiteMage breaks their oath to never use [[LightEmUp the power of light as a weapon]].

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The character is an explicit good guy. Either in order to achieve a goal, or by being forced into doing so by someone else, they [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do what needs to be done]]. The ByTheBookCop beats a confession out of the serial killer SerialKiller who will go free otherwise. TheParagon uses their SuperpoweredEvilSide to defeat an invincible foe. The WhiteMage breaks their oath to never use [[LightEmUp the power of light as a weapon]].
5th Jan '16 5:47:56 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Used rather badly on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' with Cole. Shortly after being freed of his original demon side, he was involuntarily possessed by the power of the Source of All Evil, and though he tried to resist for a time, it quickly turned him into the new Source, specially after Phoebe vanquishes the demon that would've taken the Source's essence for himself. After being vanquished, he came back from the dead and tried to use his powers to fight demons, [[GenreBlind though by this time he really should've known better]]. The sisters seem to give him the full measure of blame for his actions, even though Phoebe was partially to blame.

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* Used rather badly on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' with Cole. ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': Shortly after being freed of his original demon side, he Cole's was involuntarily possessed by the power of the Source of All Evil, and though he tried to resist for a time, it quickly turned him into the new Source, specially after Phoebe vanquishes the demon that would've taken the Source's essence for himself. After being vanquished, he came back from the dead and tried to use his powers to fight demons, [[GenreBlind though by this time he really should've known better]]. The sisters seem to give him the full measure of blame for his actions, even though Phoebe was partially to blame.
5th Jan '16 5:44:31 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'''s Light Yagami originally had good intentions, but as he got more and more [[AGodAmI drunk on power]] he lost sight of them in favor of taking over the world. Alternately, he had superego-compatible justifications, which fell by the wayside as he became more and more used to the safety of anonymity and the fact that people who liked Kira liked him for his power more than anything, and that sparring with L was actually a lot more interesting than taking out the trash. Either way his access to dark side powers seduced him to casual evil without his noticing.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'''s Light Yagami originally had good intentions, but as he got more and more [[AGodAmI drunk on power]] power he lost sight of them in favor of taking over the world. Alternately, he had superego-compatible justifications, which fell by the wayside as he became more and more used to the safety of anonymity and the fact that people who liked Kira liked him for his power more than anything, and that sparring with L was actually a lot more interesting than taking out the trash. Either way his access to dark side powers seduced him to casual evil without his noticing.
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