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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes Going Rogue'' allowed you to ''live'' this trope. You can go from being a hero to a villain back into a Hero, wash rinse repeat. Ditto villains.
** The Rogue's Gallery enemy group consists of Heel Face Revolving Door consists of former members of the ''Paragon Heroes'' and ''Rogue Isles Villains'' enemies from Bank Missions with fleshed-out personalities, as well as several prominent [=NPCs=] like Frostfire and Malestrom. Many of these [=NPCs=] undergo alignment changes just like you do. Frostfire becomes a Hero, Polar Shift becomes a villain... But as the missions are random, it appears as if they're hopping all over the place, Just like you.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'': Oh, Naomi, do you even ''have'' a side?
* Theoretically ''you'' can take a spin in the Heel Face Revolving Door in just about any RPG with a morality system. Just alternate good choices and evil choices and voila.
* Kain of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' is pretty often used as an example, though all his turns were due to mind control by the real villain. (It's still discussed, if his first HeelFaceTurn is an act or real and he gets controlled again later) And it happened only twice. So, mainly it's a case of NeverLiveItDown.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the DS remake - if you use the "read the party leader's thoughts" feature (set Kain as the visible character on the map, then bring up the menu) as you're leaving the Sealed Cave, you'll see him fighting Golbez reasserting control (unsuccessfully). [[spoiler:If you repeat this as you travel through the Lunar Subterraine, Kain will be fighting the attempts of [[BigBad Zemus]] to control him (this time more successfully).]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted]] in the sequel, where Kain joins forces with the villain the Mysterious Maiden, he steals several crystals and fights Fabul before being defeated by the Mysterious Swordsman who is [[spoiler:Kain: the evil Kain is actually his Dark Side, who escaped Mt. Ordeals. The real Kain had to track him down before being able to pass his test.]]
** ''CaptainSNES'' of course uses the trope again, as not only he is touched by the sovereign of sorrow, he is also in love with Rosa (pretty canonically) which the Drab Lord amplified sufficiently as to make him his minion. Kain is referred to here in DungeonsAndDragons terms as "the reason you don't make Charisma your DumpStat", and its implied that he will fall for ''any'' charm person spell. ''Any''.
* Aribeth jumps around quite a lot in Creator/BioWare's first ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''. To date it is possible to have her switch sides five times.
** [[spoiler:Betraying Neverwinter to Morag, being redeemed in the endgame, going mad in hell, being brought back by the player, and falling to Mephistopheles' ReasonYouSuckSpeech]]. Then again, all of the others technically stem from the first one, so if you don't take either player-prompted switches she changes sides once and stays there.
* Something that is occasionally forgotten though is that Kain did not invent this Trope for ''FinalFantasy''. That honor goes to Leon (the ''real'' one) of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' who goes from AloofBigBrother to MIA to TheDragon to BigBad (for all of five seconds) to HeelFaceTurn to repentant loner over the course of the game.
* Several characters in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' are prone to this, whether due to being frequent victims of MindControl (Lamia, Excellen), having a hidden agenda (Sanger), or just generally being a MagnificentBastard (Shu Shirakawa).
** Taken on full throttle in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'' if you pick [[MsFanservice Selena Recital]] as the protagonist, who in the beginning of her game tends to switch factions. Your hero just pulls multiple HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, so sit back and enjoy as you blast the hell outta those [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam UC Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundams]], etc... sometimes alongside the likes of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau Le Creuset]]... and then, she goes to join the heroes ''again'', later ''switch sides again'', and so on, until she joins the Alpha Numbers for good.
** Subverted in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' where the ZEUTH team [[RoadCone splits up]] and [[spoiler:each group is manipulated by the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Earth Alliance]] into thinking the other has gone rogue, leading to an inter-series UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny, as well as an excuse to re-enact the destruction of the Freedom Gundam [[FixFic without making either side out to be villainous]].]]
*** Char/Quatro still has the unfortunate habit of switching sides in the Z series and coming back if the conditions are right. He sides with the other half of ZEUTH (Z1), the A-LAWS (Z2: Saisei-Hen), and then Neo Zeon (Z3: Jigoku-Hen).
*** Strangely enough it's a bit of a subversion in Z3. [[spoiler: As it was more of a case of {{Superdickery}} on Char's part to get the heroes against Neo Zeron and to prevent them from dropping Axis]]. After that he joins the heroes again, presumably for good this time.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yuy]] works for [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char Aznable]] in ''VideoGame/ShinSuperRobotWars'' at first because he rescued Heero from a harsh life at the hands of the Zanscare Empire. Later on, General Oka gives Heero new orders from Doctor J to stop Char himself. However, he couldn't follow these new orders until he discovers Char siding with the aliens. Heero tersely teams up with the Londo Bell and can join them as a SecretCharacter.
* Lee from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', who is introduced as a boss character working for Mishima. He's probably neutral to evil at this point; he is not as evil as Kazuya or Heihachi, but he's not shown to be good. Later on he becomes estranged from his family due to what Heihachi does to Kazuya at the end of Tekken 2. He decides he cannot work for someone who would do such things and so he travels the world, becomes a ladies man and eventually becomes a main character in his own right in Tekken 4, before becoming one of the best characters in Tekken 5 and onwards.
* Zero, if you get the bad endings of ''VideoGame/MegaManX2'' and ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'', as well as a HeelFaceTurn in his backstory.
* In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', Shadow can go from wiping out a platoon of GUN soldiers in one stage, blasting through the Black Arms in the next, then destroying Eggman's robots afterwards. Speaking of Eggman, the [[SarcasmMode good doctor]] can be of either the "Hero" or "Dark" alignments in any given stage in which he participates. Which way he leans depends on who he's fighting against in that particular stage: he'll be of the "Dark" alignment if he's facing off against GUN, and the "Hero" alignment if he's fighting the Black Arms.
* Illidan Stormrage of the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' franchise. This is partly because he's mentally unbalanced, and partly because even when he does try to do good, he's not very effective at it.
** Depending on your point of view, this can happen to a lot of characters in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', especially if they're a member of the opposing faction. For example, King Varian Wrynn is almost universally loathed by the Horde, but the extraordinary amount of EnemyMine in the game means that much of what he does is good for the Horde as well (like killing Onyxia), and he has his PetTheDog moment in Icecrown Citadel. Similar arguments could be made about Horde leaders from the Alliance perspective.
** The Orc race is collectively like this. They started as warlike-yet-honorable savages living in relative balance with the other races of Draenor. Then they drank demon blood and became complete monsters, with countless stories of slaughtered children and mass rape. After they were defeated by the Alliance the blood rage wore off, and after some time in concentration camps Thrall took them to Kalimdor and attempted to build a new nation that cooperated with its neighbors. The last chieftain who had drunk demon blood died killing said demon, bringing it all full circle. Now tensions have been rising with the Alliance, world war has basically been declared, and a large faction has gained power in the Horde in favor of re-militarizing led by a young idiot who has argued in favor of child-killing to a veteran who actually did it and was explaining that he was still haunted by their screams.
** If you think about the Forsaken Death Knights, they own this trope. Initially they started out as humans in the Alliance, got killed and raised to serve the Scourge, broke free of the Scourge and joined the Horde, then died ''again'' and rejoined the Scourge only to break free once more and rejoin the Horde. It's incredible they can keep their sides straight.
* Bowser in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' franchise, especially in the [=RPGs=]. He's been an EnemyMine so often--to say nothing of when he [[GoKartingWithBowser Goes Karting With Mario]]--that it's hard to say just ''whose'' side he's on anymore.
** Although he usually only stays with Mario until the BigBad is gone.
** Birdo, too, which has made her infamous along with her {{Transsexual}}ity. In games where she's non-playable, she's almost always a boss, but in games like ''VideoGame/MarioParty'', she's doing things like helping Mario defeat Bowser. And to add to the MindScrew she's [[ImpliedLoveInterest implied]] to be dating Yoshi.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': [[spoiler: Chidori starts off as a member of Strega, the crazy-end-of-the-world guys. She then quite inadvertently befriends Junpei, a member for the heroic SEES, who talks too much about what he does. She captures him and holds him for ransom essentially, but is then captured by SEES. Junpei works up a friendship with her to the point that she won't talk to anyone else, resulting in a HeelFaceTurn. Then SEES supposedly kills the other members for Strega, and she rejects Junpei. About a month later, she attacks SEES for a FaceHeelTurn. ''Five minutes later'', she sacrifices herself to save Junpei, for a HeelFaceTurn, because of course RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* Captain Qwark of ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' fame. Initially he was a hero. Then he became a villainous has-been. Then he got his shot at being the BigBad. Then he returned to a hero status, and has been tagging along with Ratchet ever since.
* The ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' games love this trope, although it's much lighter than most other interpretations. Characters like Chef Kawasaki and Knuckle Joe can appear as mini-bosses in one game, and be allies in a different one.
** While [[AntiVillain King Dedede]] is the perhaps the most obvious culprit of this, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Meta Knight]] does this a staggering number of times ''in [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure the very first game he was featured in]]''. Most of the time, he's sending his mooks after you to impede your progress, and eventually directly confronts you himself. However, he also gives you [[InvincibilityPowerUp invincible candy]] periodically throughout the game, even after you defeat him.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': If you do things a certain way, [[DragonRider Jill]] can change sides ''five'' times across the two games she's in (''Path of Radiance'' and ''Radiant Dawn''). That's one more than Kain up there!
** That goes double for Naesala, who seems to have this as a basic character trait. Just in the first game he works for Daein, sells a childhood friend to a Begnion noble, if you manage to talk to him in one chapter (almost a must, as he's near impossible to kill) he decides to go neutral, then he somewhat grudgingly starts helping Crimea toward the end. The second game sees him helping the Laguz Alliance, selling them out to Begnion, and then acting as a bodyguard for the Apostle when she goes to support the Laguz Alliance! No one is quite sure what side, if any, he's really on by the time he's a playable character and more than one doesn't really care as long as they get to kill him.
*** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Radiant Dawn'' by Tibarn, of all people.
-->'''Tibarn''': Naesala betrayed us?! [[OhNoNotAgain AGAIN?!]]
*** Justified; Naesala is [[spoiler:under a Blood Pact. If he doesn't betray everyone at the will of the Begnion Senate, all of the ravens will die.]]
* Archer in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight: Unlimited Blade Works''.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Explorers of Sky'', [[spoiler: Dusknoir]] is a perfect example of this. After being sent back to the future with Grovyle, he finds out that Primal Dialga is now trying to get rid of him, and has a new henchman at its side. Due to this, he has to team up with Grovyle as they make their way to Primal Dialga. Towards the end of the episode when Grovyle attempts to rescue Celebi, he is [[spoiler: captured in a trap set by Dusknoir that is designed to destroy Grovyle's soul so that Dusknoir can take over his body and go back to the past to foil the hero's plan to save the future. However, after remembering what Grovyle had told him about himself earlier, Dusknoir has a brief personality crisis before swiftly becoming a good guy and saving Grovyle at the last second.]]
* Pretty Bomber from the ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' games. While originally a member of the Five Bad Bombers, she just can't make up her mind.
* ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'' has SilverSable going from attacking Peter now that she knows he's the titular hero to helping him save the innocents to attacking him again to finally letting him go after Trask.
* Vincent from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' goes from sided with Claudia and Heather all over again until [[spoiler:it's revealed he is neither sided with them as he, being an [[SmugSnake arrogant jerk]], plans on having Heather and Claudia kill each other to save his skin]].
* Goro in ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', oh so much; starts off as the Outworld tournament champion, signs a peace treaty with the Shokan's mortal enemies the Centaurs (and making peace with Kung Lao) in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' and sided with Edenia against Shao Kahn in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'', before getting mortally wounded and saved by Kahn, siding with him afterward. If that wasn't bad enough, most of his endings have him gaining enough power to overthrow Shao Kahn, kill off the Centaurs, and ensure the Shokan become their own neutral group.
** Kabal starts off as a member of the evil Black Dragons, becomes good, then reverts to evil.
* Ada Wong in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series is between helping [[DatingCatwoman Leon]] and [[BigBad Wesker]].
** While her actions and motivations in game play this straight, it's revealed at the end of her side story in the Playstation 2 and Wii versions of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' that she's working for a completely different organization that's above both the U.S. Government and Wesker.
* Cole [=McGrath=] in ''VideoGame/InFamous'' due to the fact he has to decide on acting good or evil in outcomes.
* ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'': Porky uses this one every time you meet him; he'll claim he's willing to repent of his misdeeds until he gets an opening to make a getaway, and then he's right back to plotting against Ness. In the original Japanese it's implied that (at least the first time) he really was willing to make amends, but he took [[HeroicMime Ness' silence]] to mean he wasn't willing to forgive.
* The Mad Doctor does this in ''[[VideoGame/EpicMickey2ThePowerOfTwo Epic Mickey 2]]''. After the events of [[EpicMickey the first game]], he claims to have reformed and offers to help the heroes take down the incoming threat, even though the heroes [[HeelFaceDoorSlam don't really trust him]]. And then, surprisingly, the BigBad is Gremlin Prescott. But THEN, it turns out he's not: Prescott was a pawn in [[EvilAllAlong the Mad Doctor's plan to escape from Wasteland]]. But then you can have the Mad Doctor do a real HeelFaceTurn in the end, if you pick the good ending.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has [[{{Badass}} Kratos]], whose true allegiance is in debate until the end.
** Yuan is just as bad.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has Alvin, whose loyalty jumps sides several times throughout the game, although being a sellsword [[spoiler:(at face value, anyway)]] this is partially forgivable.
* ''{{VideoGame/Marathon}}'': Durandal [[AIIsACrapshoot the rampant AI]] in the first game. First he gives factual information to Leela, then sides with the Pfhor and kidnaps you, then gets bored and lets you return to Leela, then starts directly helping defeat the aliens invading the ship, then [[spoiler:steals the Pfhor corvette for himself]]. In the second game, though, he's seemingly calmed down and stays your ally.
** In ''Marathon Infinity'', [[spoiler:'''YOU''' learn the bad side of being a cybernetic soldier who takes orders and has no free will of his own: ''anyone'' considered an authority figure to you can command you to do their bidding, even if it means slaughtering your allies and if said leader is in full AGodAmI mode.]]
* Riku from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. Starting as Face, he turned into Heel as RivalTurnedEvil, but he turned Face again. This doesn't end up with him like this; in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'', he becomes sort of an AntiHero Face working with [=DiZ=], but he becomes a solid Face for real by ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* Tsubaki Yayoi from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. She starts to being good, then she turns evil by Hazama's manipulations, turns slightly good, but becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy by Hazama, until in ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronoPhantasma'', she finally turns back to the side of good.
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