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26th Aug '15 10:30:56 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Everyone]] in season 1 of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' approaches the corner very subtly, and they [[HeelRealization realize]] it very abruptly.
* Quite a lot of ''CodeGeass'' is about Lelouch trying not to paint himself into the Villain Corner... and failing miserably. [[spoiler:In the end, he just gives up and acts like an EvilOverlord so the world can be at peace when he's killed.]]
* ''{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke. Originally he was just a slightly dark [[RedOniBlueOni blue oni]] [[TheWoobie woobie]], but the [[SmugSnake actual]] [[ManBehindTheMan villains]] gave him a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown gentle push]] toward the corner, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and,]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds well...]]

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* [[spoiler:Everyone]] in season 1 of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' approaches the corner very subtly, and they [[HeelRealization realize]] it very abruptly.
* Quite a lot of ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is about Lelouch trying not to paint himself into the Villain Corner... and failing miserably. [[spoiler:In the end, he just gives up and acts like an EvilOverlord so the world can be at peace when he's killed.]]
* ''{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke. Originally he was just a slightly dark [[RedOniBlueOni blue oni]] [[TheWoobie woobie]], but the [[SmugSnake actual]] [[ManBehindTheMan villains]] gave him a [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown gentle push]] toward the corner, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and,]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds well...]]



* While it's no secret that Cassidy from ''{{Preacher}}'' was [[AntiHero never a saint]], beginning with "Dixie Fried" he started to act more bastardly than was common up to the point, and then came "All Hell's A-Coming" where we find out just how bad he really is, and for how long.

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* While it's no secret that Cassidy from ''{{Preacher}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' was [[AntiHero never a saint]], beginning with "Dixie Fried" he started to act more bastardly than was common up to the point, and then came "All Hell's A-Coming" where we find out just how bad he really is, and for how long.
2nd Jul '15 4:58:41 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Gaeta]] in the finale season of the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' remake. His motivations (and emotional breakdown) are made clearer if one has seen the webisodes.

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* [[spoiler: Gaeta]] in the finale season of the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' remake.Galactica|2003}}''. His motivations (and emotional breakdown) are made clearer if one has seen the webisodes.
21st May '15 4:56:42 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Everyone]] in season 1 of ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' approaches the corner very subtly, and they [[HeelRealization realize]] it very abruptly.

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* [[spoiler:Everyone]] in season 1 of ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' approaches the corner very subtly, and they [[HeelRealization realize]] it very abruptly.
30th Mar '15 10:00:04 AM nombretomado
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* Based on the most recent episode, Henry from ''{{Eureka}}''

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* Based on the most recent episode, Henry from ''{{Eureka}}''''{{Series/Eureka}}''
23rd Feb '15 6:48:49 AM TheUnsquished
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* In ''SluggyFreelance'', while Dr. Schlock was always more concerned with saving his own hide than anything else, still seemed like a pretty sympathetic guy until he took over [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Hereti-Corp]]. After that, a storyline focusing on him was actually titled "A Year in the Life of a Villain."
* In ''TheWotch'', Miranda West has always been a {{Jerkass}}, but when she [[spoiler:transforms Natasha Dahlet of DOLLY into a [[AndIMustScream living, sentient dolly]]]] it's a pretty sinister act, even if it was delivered to a villain. Miranda's catapulting leap into the Villain Corner continued even further when [[spoiler:she ruined the life of a young man by permanently swapping his gender and then did the same to two innocent friends of his, just to point out how serious she really is about upholding the Masquerade.]]

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* In ''SluggyFreelance'', ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', while Dr. Schlock was always more concerned with saving his own hide than anything else, still seemed like a pretty sympathetic guy until he took over [[OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Hereti-Corp]]. After that, a storyline focusing on him was actually titled "A Year in the Life of a Villain."
* In ''TheWotch'', ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', Miranda West has always been a {{Jerkass}}, but when she [[spoiler:transforms Natasha Dahlet of DOLLY into a [[AndIMustScream living, sentient dolly]]]] it's a pretty sinister act, even if it was delivered to a villain. Miranda's catapulting leap into the Villain Corner continued even further when [[spoiler:she ruined the life of a young man by permanently swapping his gender and then did the same to two innocent friends of his, just to point out how serious she really is about upholding the Masquerade.]]
29th Dec '14 5:12:20 AM StFan
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* Possibly Harry Osborn in the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''.
22nd Dec '14 11:11:54 AM nombretomado
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* The Ultimate version of [[spoiler:[[UltimateFantasticFour Reed Richards]]]], who had three interconnected miniseries dedicated to going off the deep end.

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* The Ultimate version of [[spoiler:[[UltimateFantasticFour [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour Reed Richards]]]], who had three interconnected miniseries dedicated to going off the deep end.
20th Sep '14 1:14:31 PM MitchellTF
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***[[spoiler: And...now he's alive, and working for the bad guys. Yup. Villain Corner.]]
5th Sep '14 7:04:10 PM KingClark
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* Professor Xavier in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
** Except Xavier was right. [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Jean Grey was the correct instance of this trope.]]
** This is more accurate in the comics, particularly the story arcs "Deadly Genesis" and "Dangerous," both of which seem to paint Charles as being both a WellIntentionedExtremist and NotSoDifferent from Magneto. [[BrokenBase Fans are divided as to how well this works.]]

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* Professor Xavier in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''
** Except Xavier was right. [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
Jean Grey was the correct instance of in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', due to WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity taking effect.
** Charles Xavier himself is
this trope.]]
** This is more accurate
in similar situations in the comics, particularly the story arcs "Deadly Genesis" and "Dangerous," "Dangerous", both of which seem to paint Charles as being both a WellIntentionedExtremist and NotSoDifferent from Magneto. [[BrokenBase Fans are divided as to how well this works.]]



* This was done to Anakin Skywalker throughout the ''StarWars'' prequels. Since these came out after the original trilogy, [[ForegoneConclusion this ended up being a surprise to no one]].

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* This was done to Anakin Skywalker throughout the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels. Since these came out after the original trilogy, [[ForegoneConclusion this ended up being a surprise to no one]].



* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: {{Literature/Eisenhorn}} Trilogy'' uses this on purpose, to show how an Inquisitor can [[HeWhoFightsMonsters go from Puritan to Radical in the course of duty]]. It displays the slide as a series of decisions that gradually get more and more radical as time goes on (ie [[spoiler: summoning a [[DemonicPossession daemonhost]] to kill a [[HumongousMecha Titan]] - but only after exhausting all other options, even the one that resulted in the LoveInterest going into a permanent coma]])

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: {{Literature/Eisenhorn}} Trilogy'' uses this on purpose, to show how an Inquisitor can [[HeWhoFightsMonsters go from Puritan to Radical in the course of duty]]. It displays the slide as a series of decisions that gradually get more and more radical as time goes on (ie [[spoiler: summoning a [[DemonicPossession daemonhost]] to kill a [[HumongousMecha Titan]] - but only after exhausting all other options, even the one that resulted in the LoveInterest going into a permanent coma]])coma]]).
21st Aug '14 8:00:00 PM ShiningwingX
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' does this to Griffith in the [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication anime]]. Where as in the manga, it's a ForegoneConclusion that he [[spoiler: sacrifices the rest of the Hawks and becomes the [[BigBadEnsemble Godhand]] Femto]], this fact is not shown in the anime. He's initially depicted as a quintessential KnightInShiningArmor and all around NiceGuy but gradually he starts showing progressively [[Blackmail darker]] [[AssassinOutclassin shades]] of [[KillItWithFire grey]]. Yet, even then he's never really depicted as full on villainous... [[spoiler: until the Eclipse happens]].

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' does this to Griffith in the [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication anime]]. Where as in the manga, it's a ForegoneConclusion that he [[spoiler: sacrifices the rest of the Hawks and becomes the [[BigBadEnsemble Godhand]] Femto]], this fact is not shown in the anime. He's initially depicted as a quintessential KnightInShiningArmor and all around NiceGuy but gradually he starts showing progressively [[Blackmail [[{{Blackmail}} darker]] [[AssassinOutclassin shades]] of [[KillItWithFire grey]]. Yet, even then he's never really depicted as full on villainous... [[spoiler: until the Eclipse happens]].
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