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14th Nov '17 8:14:17 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], during the finale on the Cradle, Janus delivers the "for evil" version when he chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pen-pushers" instead of joining him.

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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye|1997}}'', during the finale on the Cradle, Janus delivers the "for evil" version when he chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pen-pushers" instead of joining him.
13th Nov '17 9:14:01 PM WillBGood
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Compare: RecruitingTheCriminal; WinYourFreedom and BoxedCrook, where a villain is ''forced'' into acting for good; CutLexLuthorACheck, where acting good would have obvious monetary benefits. If the character ''listens'' to this advice, they're a MoralPragmatist.

Contrast: ThenLetMeBeEvil, where villains ''attempt'' to use their powers for good, only for their treatment by others to cause them to turn to evil; ComesGreatResponsibility, ComesGreatInsanity, and ComesGreatPerks, where power changes a character's disposition all by itself.

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Compare: RecruitingTheCriminal; Compare RecruitingTheCriminal, WinYourFreedom and BoxedCrook, where a villain is ''forced'' into acting for good; also CutLexLuthorACheck, where acting good would have obvious monetary benefits. If the character ''listens'' to this advice, they're a MoralPragmatist.

Contrast: ThenLetMeBeEvil, where villains ''attempt'' to use their powers for good, only for their treatment by others to cause them to turn to evil; also ComesGreatResponsibility, ComesGreatInsanity, and ComesGreatPerks, where power changes a character's disposition all by itself.
13th Aug '17 2:57:17 PM Caswin
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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], during the finale on the Cradle, Janus delivers the "for evil" version when he chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pencil-pushers" instead of joining him.

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* In ''Film/GoldenEye'''s [[{{VideoGame/GoldenEye}} video game adaptation]], during the finale on the Cradle, Janus delivers the "for evil" version when he chides Bond for choosing to side with "the pencil-pushers" pen-pushers" instead of joining him.
7th Aug '17 5:37:23 AM LentilSandEater
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* Not mentioned, but the main reason why the Mane Six [[spoiler:end up bringing in the HeelFaceTurn-inflicted Starlight Glimmer into the fold]] in the Season 5 finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' -- [[spoiler:despite her misguided ways, she's an incredibly powerful unicorn and with her unhinged and friendless, the Mane Six just couldn't possibly let her go.]]
** In fact, what with the general theme of redemption through friendship, this has happened repeatedly throughout the series. Notable examples includes Fluttershy being charged with bringing Discord around in Season 3 - they could've just kept him petrified, but if his powers could be used for good, it'd be of great benefit! And earlier on in Season 5, even [[spoiler: Diamond Tiara]] demonstrates that when redeemed by friendship, she can use her powers for good - even though that power happens to be a potent talent for manipulation and blackmail. No such thing as [[BadPowersBadPeople Bad Powers Bad Ponies]] in Equestria!

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* Not mentioned, but the main reason why the Mane Six [[spoiler:end up bringing in the HeelFaceTurn-inflicted Starlight Glimmer into the fold]] in the Season 5 finale of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' -- [[spoiler:despite her misguided ways, she's an incredibly powerful unicorn and with her unhinged and friendless, the Mane Six just couldn't possibly let her go.]]
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In fact, what with the general theme of redemption through friendship, this has happened repeatedly throughout the series. Notable examples includes Fluttershy being charged with bringing Discord around in Season 3 - they could've just kept him petrified, but if his powers could be used for good, it'd be of great benefit! And earlier on in Season 5, even [[spoiler: Diamond Tiara]] demonstrates that when redeemed by friendship, she can use her powers for good - even though that power happens to be a potent talent for manipulation and blackmail. No such thing as [[BadPowersBadPeople Bad Powers Bad Ponies]] in Equestria!
3rd Aug '17 9:57:13 AM LordInsane
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** Her sister Lily, meanwhile, thinks she ''is'' using her powers for good. Which is one of the reasons Granny thinks she'd be better at it -- at least she'd realise she was evil and could have had ''[[EvilIsHammy fun]]'' with it.
12th Jul '17 12:02:31 PM bfunc
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** Then again, this is Obi-Wan misinterpreting the prophecy, which merely suggested that Anakin would bring the Force back into balance. This can have any number of interpretations. It also didn't say [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi when he would do that]] or that the Dark Side [[Film/TheForceAwakens wouldn't then come back anyway]].

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** Then again, this is Obi-Wan misinterpreting the prophecy, which merely suggested that Anakin would bring the Force back into balance. This can have any number of interpretations. [[note]]For example: Pre-Anakin, lots of Jedi, two Sith (Sidious and Maul). Post-Anakin's HeelFaceTurn, two Jedi (Obi-Wan and Yoda), two Sith (Sidious and Vader), which actually seems a lot more "balanced," at least numerically.[[/note]] It also didn't say [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi when he would do that]] or that the Dark Side [[Film/TheForceAwakens wouldn't then come back anyway]].
5th May '17 6:43:25 AM Davem33
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* In the manga-only Jinchu Arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', we have [[TheDragon Gein]] who fights using [[BambooTechnology giant puppets controlled from within]]. Kenshin tells him he should use his technological skills for good, to which his opponent retorts that that would be a waste of his talents, and that Kenshin might as well tell a master blacksmith to make shaving razors instead of swords.

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* In the manga-only Jinchu Arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', we have [[TheDragon Gein]] who fights using [[BambooTechnology giant puppets controlled from within]]. Kenshin tells him he should use his technological skills for good, to which his opponent retorts that that would be a waste of his talents, and that Kenshin might as well tell a master blacksmith to make shaving razors instead of swords. [[note]](this is almost literally the history of the Wilkinson Sword company, which made weapons during WWII and switched to production of stainless steel razor blades in the 60's)[[/note]]
12th Mar '17 7:12:27 PM Bugfragged
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* In the ending of ''VideoGames/MegamanBattleNetwork3'', a data version of Tadashi Hikari respects [[BigBad Dr. Wily's]] abilities as a scientist while lamenting his FaceHeelTurn. This is justified because they worked on the Soulnet together, so he knows what Wily would be capable of if he used his skills for good. [[spoiler:In the NA version of the sixth game, Wily does end up turning back to good to work on improving Internet security.]]
23rd Jan '17 1:53:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* What Jesus pretty much tells the Antichrist in His TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him in the LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing''. This was a point of contention for certain readers since Jesus pretty much berated him for [[YouCantFightFate what God destined him]] [[EvilAllAlong to function as.]]

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* What Jesus pretty much tells the Antichrist in His TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to him in the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing''. This was a point of contention for certain readers since Jesus pretty much berated him for [[YouCantFightFate what God destined him]] [[EvilAllAlong to function as.]]
4th Jan '17 7:55:25 PM TranceWarp
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* When Mon-El on ''[[Series/Supergirl]]'' has the chance to be a hero like her, since they come from sister worlds.

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* When Mon-El on ''[[Series/Supergirl]]'' ''{{Series/Supergirl}}'' has the chance to be a hero like her, since they come from sister worlds.
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