I'm not sure if this approach was considered some time back, but could the trope be reworked or slightly broadened to fit the case of Juliet herself? I do think there is a connection with Romeo and Juliet
that writers using the trope might try to highlight, but the description might be just narrow enough that it made her into a non-example. For one, why does it have to be someone on the evil side turning good? Can't it also be Grey and Gray Morality
, or could we just broaden the definition to emphasize that the two lovers start out on rivaling sides?
I figured the trope would be that there's someone who wishes to leave her faction for the sake of being with her Love Interest
, who currently belongs to a rivaling faction. I don't see why either has to be good or evil, or why there couldn't also be an implied third option of both Star-Crossed Lovers
leaving their factions for the sake of love. Those specifics could be a bit too limiting, blocking out possibilities that really aren't that different. But did I miss any other reasons why Juliet Capulet apparently isn't an example of this trope?