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* Discord of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. His premier had him as a full heel. He turned partially face in season 3 thanks to Fluttershy, turned heel again at the end of season 4, but turned full face at the end of that episode.

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* Discord of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. His premier premiere had him as a full heel. He turned partially face in season 3 thanks to Fluttershy, turned heel again at the end of season 4, but turned full face at the end of that episode.


* WesternAnimation/ElTigre suffers from this. Due to the influence of having a heroic father and a villainous grandfather, Manny's moral compass is always spinning. This is most evident when put in the herometer, a device that tells whether or not its subject is a hero. The readout flip-flopped between good and evil so much that it quickly exploded.

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* WesternAnimation/ElTigre suffers from this. Due This is the very premise of ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'', with titular character being unable to choose what path to follow thanks to the influence influences of having a his heroic father and father, a villainous grandfather, and whatever his best friend Frida feels like that day. Manny's moral compass is always spinning. This spinning, and this is most evident when put in the herometer, a device that tells whether or not its subject is a hero. The readout flip-flopped between good and evil so much that it quickly exploded.


* [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Jack Spicer]] teamed up with the Monks more than once, sometimes as a matter of mutual benefits in taking down a common enemy, but once even as a genuine attempt to join the side of good. However, in the end he betrayed them once again and returned to evil, because he was afraid he'd be even worse at being a good guy than he was at being a villain.

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* [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Jack Spicer]] Spicer in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' has teamed up with the Monks more than once, sometimes usually as a matter of mutual benefits them mutually benefiting in taking down a common enemy, but once even as a genuine attempt to join the side of good. However, in the end end, he betrayed them once again and returned to evil, evil... because he was afraid he'd be even worse ''worse'' at being a good guy than he was at being [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain a villain.villain]].
** Raimundo has had his share of this, though he only earnestly switched sides once, when he felt unappreciated by both Master Fung and his friends. He once got possessed by an evil entity, and he later faked another FaceHeelTurn as part of [[BatmanGambit an elaborate plan]].



** Raimundo as well- he had one instance of switching because he wasn't appreciated enough, one instance of being possessed after doing something stupid, and another instance of switching because he wasn't appreciated enough, though this turns out to be subterfuge.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS3E23Bulgy Bulgy]]", the titular double-decker bus hated railways and wanted to have them ripped up. He became a henhouse after he got stuck under a bridge, but when Sir Topham Hatt gave him a second chance in "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS7E19BulgyRidesAgain Bulgy Rides Again]]", Bulgy became a lot friendlier and was turned into a mobile vegetable stand. Years later in "Unscheduled Stops", Bulgy is not only back to his original job as a double-decker bus, but is also back to his old anti-rail ways.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS3E23Bulgy Bulgy]]", the titular double-decker bus hated railways and wanted to have them ripped up. He became a henhouse after he got stuck under a bridge, but when Sir Topham Hatt gave him a second chance in "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS7E19BulgyRidesAgain Bulgy Rides Again]]", Bulgy became a lot friendlier and was turned into a mobile vegetable stand. Years later in "Unscheduled Stops", "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS21E10UnscheduledStops Unscheduled Stops]]", Bulgy is not only back to his original job as a double-decker bus, but is also back to his old anti-rail ways.


* Man Ray from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is a villain the first time we meet him. However, he's been fitted with [[MoralityChain a tickle belt]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that tickles him whenever he does something bad.]] He finally tricks [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick into taking it off him before going on a rampage. However, whenever he's about to do something evil he feels the tickle of the belt, eventually prompting him to become a good citizen. It seems though that the belt's influence wears off after a while because in his next appearance, he's become a villain again.

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* Man Ray from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is a villain the first time we meet him. However, he's been fitted with [[MoralityChain a tickle belt]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that tickles him whenever he does something bad.]] He finally tricks [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick into taking it off him before going on a rampage. However, whenever he's about to do something evil he feels the tickle of the belt, eventually prompting him to become a good citizen. It seems though that the belt's influence wears off after a while because in his next appearance, he's become a villain again.again, although this was probably just NegativeContinuity.


* Wes Weasley from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. "Don't tell me you're switching sides again!"

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* Wes Weasley from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. "Don't ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' dislikes Dr. Robotnik, especially when he bullies and cheats him, but whenever he is a potential customer, he is always right as far as Wes is concerned. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Sonic in "Hero of the Year":
-->"Don't
tell me you're switching sides again!"


* Dr Doofenshmirtz in ''WesternAnimation/{{Phineas and Ferb}}''is a self-proclaimed "evil"scientist obsessed with taking over the Tri-State Area and even founded an evil organization entirely for {{Mad Scientist}}s. However, he has proven himself to be very moral and good-hearted in nature and rarely does anything evil. Many times he had assisted in saving the day against bigger villains mainly because {{Even Evil Has Standards}}. He is currently much nicer than at the start of the series

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Dr Doofenshmirtz in ''WesternAnimation/{{Phineas and Ferb}}''is is a self-proclaimed "evil"scientist obsessed with [[MadScientist evil scientist]] bent on taking over the Tri-State Area and even founded an has done many evil organization entirely for {{Mad Scientist}}s. schemes which always fail, either due to his incompetence or Perry's interference. However, he has proven himself to be very moral on many situations [[VillainousRescue joined the good side and good-hearted in nature helped defeat several other great villains]]. Despite all of his heroics, [[AesopAmnesia he still insists that he is evil and rarely does anything evil. Many times he had assisted continues with his schemes in saving later episodes.]] He always circles back and forth between both sides depending on the day against bigger villains mainly because {{Even Evil Has Standards}}. He is currently much nicer than at the start of the seriesepisode plot.


* The Professor in the Joe Oriolo WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons. Due to how hastily written the Trans-Lux episodes were (they were [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants given mere hours to write the scripts for each episode]]) and [[BroadStrokes the series rather loose continuity]], the Professor's relationship with Felix is constantly in flux. One episode, he's just after the Magic Bag for his own ends, with Felix just being an annoying obstacle to that goal. In episodes like "The Vacation Mirage", he is portrayed as downright sadistic and goes out of his way to torment Felix, even after he's separated from his Magic Bag. And yet in other episodes, he willingly hires Felix (who always seems to be willing to give Professor the benefit of the doubt) as a babysitter to watch over Poindexter, or hires him as a lab assistant, where he just acts grouchy at worst to Felix.

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* The Professor in the Joe Oriolo WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons. Due to how hastily written the Trans-Lux episodes were (they were [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants given mere hours to write the scripts for each episode]]) and [[BroadStrokes the series series' rather loose continuity]], the Professor's relationship with Felix is constantly in flux. One episode, he's just after the Magic Bag for his own ends, with Felix just being an annoying obstacle to that goal. In episodes like "The Vacation Mirage", he is portrayed as downright sadistic and goes out of his way to torment Felix, even after he's separated from his Magic Bag. And yet in other episodes, he willingly hires Felix (who always seems to be willing to give Professor the benefit of the doubt) as a babysitter to watch over Poindexter, or hires him as a lab assistant, where he just acts grouchy at worst to Felix.


* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko found himself constantly switching sides due to his confused feelings and lack of resolve. Halfway through the third season, he finally made up his mind, but even before that he was trying to save Aang half the time, mostly for his own selfish purposes. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one episode when no one takes his HeelFaceTurn seriously, and he accidentally burns Toph.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko found himself constantly switching sides due to his confused feelings and lack of resolve. Halfway through the third season, he finally made up his mind, but even before that he was trying to save Aang half the time, mostly for his own selfish purposes. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one episode when no one takes his HeelFaceTurn seriously, and he accidentally burns Toph.Toph (the one hero who DID take it seriously).


** Ditto Charmcaster. At first, she was evil. Then she [[HeelFaceTurn changed her ways.]] Then she [[FaceHeelTurn was even more evil than before]], then ended up [[BrokenBird emotionally broken]], and then square on the line between good and evil, able to work for whichever purpose.

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** Ditto Charmcaster. At first, she was evil. Then she [[HeelFaceTurn changed her ways.]] Then she [[FaceHeelTurn was even more evil than before]], then ended up [[BrokenBird emotionally broken]], and then square on the line between good and evil, able to work for whichever purpose. In her last appearances in both ''Ultimate Alien'' and ''Omniverse'', it's [[HazyFeelTurn unclear what her current alignment is.]]


* Throughout ''WesternAnimation/Emperor's New School'', Kronk contently switches between Yzma's lackey and Kuzco's friend. Although inthe {{Series Finale}}, he has a {{Heel Face Turn}}.

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* Throughout ''WesternAnimation/Emperor's New School'', ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', Kronk contently switches between Yzma's lackey and Kuzco's friend. Although inthe {{Series Finale}}, in the SeriesFinale, he has a {{Heel Face Turn}}.HeelFaceTurn.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode, "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS3E23Bulgy Bulgy]]", the titular double-decker bus hated railways and wanted to have them ripped up. He became a henhouse after he got stuck under a bridge, but when Sir Topham Hatt gave him a second chance in "[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS7E19BulgyRidesAgain Bulgy Rides Again]]", Bulgy became a lot friendlier and was turned into a mobile vegetable stand. Years later in "Unscheduled Stops", Bulgy is not only back to his original job as a double-decker bus, but is also back to his old anti-rail ways.


* Throughout ''WesternAnimation/{{Emperor's New School}}'', Kronl contently switches between Yzma's lackey and Kuzco's friend. Although inthe {{Series Finale}}, he has a {{Heel Face Turn}}.

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* Throughout ''WesternAnimation/{{Emperor's ''WesternAnimation/Emperor's New School}}'', Kronl School'', Kronk contently switches between Yzma's lackey and Kuzco's friend. Although inthe {{Series Finale}}, he has a {{Heel Face Turn}}.

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* Throughout ''WesternAnimation/{{Emperor's New School}}'', Kronl contently switches between Yzma's lackey and Kuzco's friend. Although inthe {{Series Finale}}, he has a {{Heel Face Turn}}.

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