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MsCC93
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09:50:15 AM Nov 14th 2012
I don't understand why this trope doesn't allow Real Life examples...I mean I understand why Real Life examples for Face-Heel Turn aren't allowed, but a Heel-Face Turn is good since you aren't really calling someone evil and you're actually sympathizing with the character.
MrDeath
09:53:08 AM Nov 14th 2012
By saying that the side they were on was evil. In either case, you're defining some real life group as "evil."
kn83
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11:00:42 PM Aug 22nd 2012
Shouldn't this trope be listed under Goodness Tropes instead of Evil Tropes like Face-Heel Turn
SeptimusHeap
09:12:59 AM Aug 23rd 2012
You can list it on both.
DrBB
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10:23:42 AM May 17th 2012
In the description: "This usually makes for a good plot, for three reasons"

I think the bullet list it's missing one: "It can be used to add an element of dynamic tension to the narrative: is the face-turner *really* a reliably good guy now, or is s/he still working for (or tempted to go back to) the Dark Side.

I'm thinking particularly of Snape, in the Potter series, which has the interesting spin on this trope that the Face Turn took place in the back-story. Rowling plays off the uncertainty about Snape's conversion right to the end and that becomes one of the central forces driving the story's forward momentum.
70.129.230.97
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12:35:24 AM Mar 5th 2011
I'm not comfortable with what all to put on this page, so I don't want to do it myself, but shouldn't the game Rumble Roses and Rumble Roses XX be listed? I mean, it IS a wrestling game and the whole "Heel/Face" thing is integral to the game, with every girl having a heel and face persona.
Be
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06:27:24 AM Nov 17th 2010
With all the recent discussion I've seen about changing the name of various entries, I think it's about time this gets fixed for two reasons:

1) I am a wrestling fan, I use wrestling boards and these are described simply as 'face turns' or 'heel turns'. Nobody uses 'face heel turn' or 'heel face turn' for the other reason...

2) ...because they're really confusing! People have talked about renaming tropes like Funny Aneurysm Moment which, while it doesn't jump off the page at you, at least makes sense if you think it through for a second. This, on the other hand, doesn't because both this and Face Heel Turn could easily mean the other trope. I, for one, have never been able to keep straight which way around they go and it's very irritating. So there y'go. Discuss.
Be
06:05:32 AM Nov 23rd 2010
Addendum: As if to perfectly encapsulate this complaint, I've just seen somebody (I think on the Blue and Orange Morality page) claim that Oskar Schindler made a Face-Heel Turn. You see what I mean about it being confusing?
poee
11:42:49 AM Nov 30th 2010
I agree! The name of this group of tropes really Bugs Me. It's a damned simple concept and there is no reason to use such an obtuse name for it.
Cittenscollar
07:19:52 PM Jun 1st 2011
This really needs to be changed. I have never in my life as a wrestling fan seen it called a "heel face turn" other than this website. It's just a face turn.
ProgenyExMachina
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04:17:40 PM Sep 7th 2010
Wouldn't the new image be Just a Face and a Caption? Darth Vader is a good example of a Heel-Face Turn, but the picture by itself doesn't demonstrate the trope at all.
Pannic
09:21:07 PM Sep 21st 2010
Well, in context, it makes sense. I think it fits the trope better than the Zebra Girl image.

Personally, I'm in favor of something from ''Incorruptible," which is centered around a heinous supervillain who turns good. In the first issue he shields a police officer from the bullets fired by his former goons.
81.109.147.46
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01:00:04 PM Jul 13th 2010
Salmoneus

◦Timid wanna-be villain Andrew got one in Season Seven

No. It happened at the end of season 6. The raping murdering Nerd Herd had been the Big Bad for most of season 6, but as soon as they murdered Tara, Buffy told us that they were the Good Guys and followed Andrew's plan to nuke Sunnydale.

Likewise, in Angel, the gang captured the Villain of the Week and were about to punish him. Andrew turns up with a regiment of Nerdettes/Potentials and force Angel's gang to let the Villain o free to rape and murder again.

98.65.242.155
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10:01:52 PM Mar 26th 2010
edited by 98.65.242.155
Loghain is not an example of this trope, nor is he The Dragon. He isn't in cahoots with the Archdemon (he actually spends the better part of the game denying the fact that there is a Blight), nor do his beliefs really change if he joins the party. Loghain is a Well-Intentioned Extremist who crosses the Moral Event Horizon within the first few hours of the game, a fact that he and even both his own daughter and the fanatically loyal Ser Cautherien recognize. Alistair doesn't "throw a sulk," he's rightfully outraged at the miscarriage of justice permitting a man who'd committed far too many atrocities to list here, including a few that hit Alistair very hard, go free. Therefore, I am removing him as an example. If anyone wants to argue the issue, please respond here. Thanks!
Inferno232
10:04:40 PM Jul 11th 2010
But he was an antagonist who can turn to the side of the protagonist. You don't have to be The Dragon to the Big Bad of the story to be a villain within it. And the dude, no matter how well intentioned he was, is definitely a villain in the game.

As for Alistair, this is unrelated, but I think his reaction is a bit too over-the-top. I mean, you're not pardoning him. And killing the man on the spot is hardly justice, he'd suffer more if he had to live in humble humiliation.

I'm not necessarily supporting adding it back. I'm just trying to argue the other side of the matter a bit. I can see why you'd take it off.
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