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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Darth Vader [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies]] [[PapaWolf saving his son]] from Emperor Palpatine. The especially cool part of this is that it involves an actual wrestling move. Main/RedemptionEqualsDeath doesn't apply quite so much here, as thanks to his redemption, he's reborn as a Jedi ghost.
** HistoryRepeats in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' when Vader's [[spoiler: grandson Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren]] finally turns away from the Dark Side with the help of the [[LoveRedeems love]] he receives from [[spoiler: his parents and Rey]], only to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] his [[RedemptionEqualsDeath life]] to save [[spoiler: Rey]] after a short period as TheAtoner.
* [[spoiler:Alice]] in ''Film/{{Seventh Son|2015}}'' ultimately [[spoiler:betrays the witches to help her love interest, witch-hunter Tom.]]
* ''Film/OnDangerousGround'' by Creator/NicholasRay features a HeelRealisation on the part of the main character in the first 20 minutes (he's a bad-tempered, self-hating cop with a habit of beating up suspects), and the rest of the film is one long attempt on his part to put himself through a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''Film/MeanGirls'', the teen film, has Cady when she takes the blame for the Burn Book, and all the Plastics at the end.
* ''Film/SchindlersList'', the biopic on the real-life German industrialist who renounced his support of the Nazi Party to save the lives of thousands of Jews who worked in his factories. More on Oskar Schindler can be read [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schindler at the other Wiki]], the book "Schindler's Ark" and the film [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schindler%27s_List at this link for the other Wiki]].
* In ''Film/HardBoiled'', [[spoiler:Mad Dog shoots his Triad boss when he opens fire on a group of civilians who were in his way.]]
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony sums up his new change in direction to Obadiah when he chews him out for shutting down the weapons enterprise of Stark Industries;
--->'''Tony:''' We're not doing ''good enough'', we can do ''better'', we can do ''something else''.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', after Wanda Maximoff reads the subconscious thoughts of Ultron through the Vision's body while Ultron is Brain Uploading himself into it, she finds out his plan to annihilate mankind, and quickly changes sides with her brother Pietro.
** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Nebula struggles with joining the Guardians and ends the film on their side, but leaves to continue her crusade against Thanos. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' she is fully on the heroes' side, even going as far as to find the Guardians and tell them what happened.
** In the climax of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians [[ChangedMyMindKid instead of running off]]. At the end of the movie, he still stays at Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]

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* Derek and Danny in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' after they become disillusioned with the Neo-Nazi movement.
* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Darth Vader [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies]] [[PapaWolf saving the documentary ''Film/AnArcticTale'', the male polar bear is the main villain for most of the film, but near the end [[spoiler:he shows compassion for Nanu, the polar bear protagonist, and shares his son]] kill with her]]. Nanu later finds a mate, but we do not know if it is the same bear.
* In the 1982 film version of ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', Miss Hannigan does a major one near the end. She had always been mean to Annie, a lush, and a less than ideal ward to the orphans. But when she realizes that Rooster [[spoiler:chases after Annie hoping to kill her after she tears up the check]], she tries to prevent him
from Emperor Palpatine. The especially cool doing so.
* In ''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'', [[spoiler:Hannigan, after Guy betrays her by hiring the fake parents himself and cutting her out of the deal. She ends up feeling really guilty over her
part of this is that it involves an actual wrestling move. Main/RedemptionEqualsDeath doesn't apply quite the plan to have Annie's "real parents" come take her away, and enlists the girls to get her to Stacks so much here, as thanks to his redemption, she can confess]].
* [[BeleagueredAssistant Number 2]] attempts one in ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' before
he's reborn as a Jedi ghost.
** HistoryRepeats
eliminated by Dr. Evil. Mini-Me successfully performs one in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' when Vader's [[spoiler: grandson Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren]] finally turns away ''Austin Powers in Goldmember'' once Dr. Evil replaces him with Scott, and [[BigBad Dr. Evil]] himself makes the turn upon learning that [[spoiler:he is Austin's long-lost brother Doug]]. Also Fat Bastard has a change of heart.
* Cameron Diaz's character
from the Dark Side ''Film/BadTeacher'' starts out a {{Golddigger}} and an ApatheticTeacher, but after her talk with Garett about his crush she realizes she is no different from anyone else and becomes the help school's guidance counselor.
* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', [=LeFou=] gradually starts to find Gaston's behavior questionable and quietly redeems himself, even saving Mrs. Potts during the final battle, and unlike his animated counterpart is seen among the guests at the royal castle at the end
of the [[LoveRedeems love]] he receives from [[spoiler: film.
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles''.
** Lili Von Shtupp (Hedley Lamarr's henchwoman). Ordered to "seduce and abandon the sheriff of Rock Ridge", instead she falls for him and goes over to
his parents and Rey]], only side.
** Mongo (Taggart's henchman) turns
to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] his [[RedemptionEqualsDeath life]] to save [[spoiler: Rey]] the side of Good [[DefeatEqualsFriendship after Sheriff Bart blows him up]] with a short period as TheAtoner.
Candygram bomb. ("Sheriff first man ever whip Mongo! Mongo impressed!")
* [[spoiler:Alice]] in ''Film/{{Seventh Son|2015}}'' ultimately [[spoiler:betrays ''Film/BoardingSchool'': [[spoiler:Mrs. Ramsay comes back to the witches school to help pick up her love interest, witch-hunter Tom.son, not wanting the killer to kill him as she hired him to. Unfortunately, he's already killed the boy and kills her to keep her quiet.]]
* ''Film/OnDangerousGround'' by Creator/NicholasRay features a HeelRealisation In ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'' [[spoiler: Darvell decides to turn on the part of the main character in the first 20 minutes (he's a bad-tempered, self-hating cop with a habit of beating up suspects), Brethren and the rest of the film is one long attempt on his part to put himself through a HeelFaceTurn.
* ''Film/MeanGirls'', the teen film, has Cady when she takes the blame for the Burn Book, and all the Plastics at the end.
* ''Film/SchindlersList'', the biopic on the real-life German industrialist who renounced his support of the Nazi Party to
save Clara's life rather than blindly follow their rules any longer. In the lives of thousands of Jews who worked in his factories. More on Oskar Schindler can be read [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schindler at the other Wiki]], the book "Schindler's Ark" and the film [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schindler%27s_List at this link for the other Wiki]].
* In ''Film/HardBoiled'', [[spoiler:Mad Dog shoots his Triad boss when
end he opens fire on a group of civilians who were in his way.]]
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** In ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony sums up his new change in direction
asks to Obadiah when he chews him out for shutting down the weapons enterprise of Stark Industries;
--->'''Tony:''' We're not doing ''good enough'', we can do ''better'', we can do ''something else''.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', after Wanda Maximoff reads the subconscious thoughts of Ultron through the Vision's body while Ultron is Brain Uploading himself into it, she finds out his plan to annihilate mankind, and quickly changes sides
journey with her brother Pietro.
** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Nebula struggles with joining
in the Guardians and ends the film on their side, but leaves to continue her crusade against Thanos. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' hopes she is fully on the heroes' side, even going as far as to find the Guardians and tell them what happened.
** In the climax of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians [[ChangedMyMindKid instead of running off]]. At the end of the movie, he still stays at Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.
can forgive him for standing by all those years ago.]]



* The ''Film/JamesBond'' movies have a few:
** Pussy Galore in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' was part of the titular villain's plan to assault Fort Knox, but Bond convinces her to sabotage his plan, which becomes the beginning of his downfall.
** Dr. Kutze in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' was main villain Largo's scientist, but appalled after seeing him torture his mistress Domino, throws the bomb fuses overboard and frees Domino. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Largo's henchwoman Fiona; "But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, who [[SexFaceTurn only has to make love to a woman]], and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. [[HighHeelFaceTurn She repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue]]...but not this one!"
** Tiffany Case in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' was a diamond smuggler and (although unknown to her) part of Blofeld's diamond-smuggling ring, but later helps Bond in taking him down.
** Jaws in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', after spending most of the film as one one of the main henchmen (and being ''the'' main henchman of [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe the previous one]]), after being forced to choose between his employer and his girlfriend, [[ThePowerOfLove he chose the latter]].
** Octopussy and her group in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' were part of Kamal Khan's Fabergé Egg-smuggling plot (and in fact, Octopussy seemed to be his boss), but when he teams up with a RenegadeRussian who plans to engineer a nuclear explosion and realises that she, her crew and thousands of innocents would have been caught up in the explosion, they turns against him.
** May Day in ''Film/AViewToAKill'' was Max Zorin's main henchwoman, but she eventually foils his plans to flood Silicon Valley after he kills her own two henchwomen as part of his plan and reveals that he always thought of another guy, Scarpine, as his true right-hand man.
** Valentin Zukovsky in ''Film/GoldenEye'' was a [[TheMafiya Russian gangster]] in the past, but by the time of the film helps Bond in looking for the villain (though he claims that it's out of him hating the villain as much as Bond does).
%%* Examples appear in the Bond parodies/knockoffs ''Film/OurManFlint'' and ''Film/InLikeFlint''.

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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' movies have a few:
** Pussy Galore in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' was part of
In ''Film/TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover'', Cory the titular villain's plan to assault Fort Knox, pimp starts as a member of Spica's gang, but Bond convinces her to sabotage his plan, which becomes the beginning gets ejected after he resists Spica's brutal treatment of his downfall.
** Dr. Kutze in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' was main villain Largo's scientist, but appalled
girls. He ultimately joins the final confrontation with Spica.
* ''Film/CreatureWithTheAtomBrain'': Mob boss Buchanan's hitman and accountant both went straight
after seeing him torture his mistress Domino, throws the bomb fuses overboard and frees Domino. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Largo's henchwoman Fiona; "But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, who [[SexFaceTurn only has to make love to a woman]], and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. [[HighHeelFaceTurn She repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue]]...but not this one!"
** Tiffany Case in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' was a diamond smuggler and (although unknown to her) part of Blofeld's diamond-smuggling ring, but later helps Bond in taking him down.
** Jaws in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', after spending most of the film as one one of the main henchmen (and being ''the'' main henchman of [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe the previous one]]), after being forced to choose between his employer and his girlfriend, [[ThePowerOfLove he chose the latter]].
** Octopussy and her group in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' were part of Kamal Khan's Fabergé Egg-smuggling plot (and in fact, Octopussy seemed to be his boss), but when he teams up with a RenegadeRussian who plans to engineer a nuclear explosion and realises that she, her crew and thousands of innocents would have been caught up in the explosion, they turns
testifying against him.
** May Day in ''Film/AViewToAKill'' was Max Zorin's main henchwoman, but she * In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', even though [[spoiler: [[BlueBeard Sir Thomas Sharpe]]]] starts out the movie plotting Edith's death and slowly poisoning her, he eventually foils starts trying to protect her from his plans to flood Silicon Valley after he kills her own two henchwomen as part of partner in crime, [[spoiler: [[SerialKiller his plan and reveals sister]]]], instead. This culminates at the end of the film, when he [[spoiler: [[BecomingTheMask confesses that he always thought of another guy, Scarpine, as has really come to love Edith,]] and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath gives his true right-hand man.
** Valentin Zukovsky in ''Film/GoldenEye'' was a [[TheMafiya Russian gangster]]
life trying to convince his sister not to kill her.]]]]
* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'': Completely subverted with the Chamberlain. Defrocked and kicked out of the Skeksis' castle, he makes obvious peace overtures to Jen and Kira. When Jen stabs him for his pains, his friendly façade completely drops and he tries to kill Jen and promptly drags Kira back to the castle to redeem himself
in the past, but eyes of the other Skeksis. It's pretty clear that his promises of peace are blatant lies and his whole motivation is to capture a Gelfling or two in order to ingratiate himself with the rest of the Skeksis and get his position back.
* An example of a Heel Face Turn already accomplished
by the time of the film story is that of the convict in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' who [[spoiler:threw the detonator out the porthole after rebuking the guards for not having already done it.]]
* [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] with Frankie in ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}''. First he pretends to ally with his brother, just to attack Elvis the very next moment. However, because HumanityIsInfectious, he turns human to complete his HeelFaceTurn and subsequently [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]].
* In ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'' we have Lyle, TheDragon to [[BigBad Felix Nash]]. Over the course of the movie he's already the TokenGoodTeammate to a degree, at least going along with Ernest's {{Zany Scheme}}s to escape prison, but is ultimately won over by Ernest's heart of gold: he knocks out Ruben,
helps Bond Ernest bust out of prison, and sends him after Nash.
* The good guys
in looking ''Film/EscapeToAthena'' easily convince Major Hecht to join them. To establish it before the turn, he is shown to be a PunchClockVillain who is displeased to work with the SS.
* In ''Film/FindingNeverland'', though Emma is not an evil person, she is the only main character who is consistently antagonistic towards James Barrie. Her attitude changes completely as a result of seeing ''Theatre/{{Peter Pan|1904}}'' and [[spoiler:Sylvia dying]].
* In ''Film/TheFreakmaker'', the other freaks manage to persuade the dwarf Burns (who is Lynch's chief henchman) that by aiding Lynch he is not helping the freaks' cause, but actually making things worse. He leads the freaks when they rise up and turn on Lynch.
* In ''Film/GetShorty'', Bear starts as a thug for Bo Catlett, but eventually switches to Chili's side.
* In ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' [[spoiler:Storm Shadow performs one after he finds out that Zartan was the one who framed him
for the villain (though he claims that it's out murder of him hating the villain as much as Bond does).
%%* Examples appear in the Bond parodies/knockoffs ''Film/OurManFlint''
his and ''Film/InLikeFlint''.Snake Eyes' master.]]



* Ian Hawke and Zoey in ''Film/{{Alvin and The Chipmunks}}Chipwrecked''.
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles''.
** Lili Von Shtupp (Hedley Lamarr's henchwoman). Ordered to "seduce and abandon the sheriff of Rock Ridge", instead she falls for him and goes over to his side.
** Mongo (Taggart's henchman) turns to the side of Good [[DefeatEqualsFriendship after Sheriff Bart blows him up]] with a Candygram bomb. ("Sheriff first man ever whip Mongo! Mongo impressed!")
* Undercover reporter Babe Bennett [[spoiler:a.k.a. Pam Dawson]] has one after she genuinely falls in love with Longfellow Deeds while on an assignment to do a hatchet job on him in ''Film/MrDeeds''.
** About the same thing happens in the original film, ''Film/MrDeedsGoesToTown''.
* An example of a Heel Face Turn already accomplished by the time of the story is that of the convict in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' who [[spoiler:threw the detonator out the porthole after rebuking the guards for not having already done it.]]
* Subverted in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the reprogrammed T-800 Model 101 isn't the same terminator from the first film. Double Subverted in that it was probably also programmed to kill humans before John Connor captured it, though.



* In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Doc Hopper's old friend Max dressed like a police officer in order chase the Muppets bus and warned Kermit that Doc Hopper has hired a professional frog killer. And the man is really deadly.
* Uncle Deadly betrays Tex Richman to help the Muppets near the end of Film/TheMuppets.
* In Creator/JohnFord's ''Film/TheQuietMan'', Creator/JohnWayne and Victor Mclaglen have a mutual animosity that culminates in the queen mother of all drunken fistfights; no sooner has the donnybrook ended than the [[DefeatEqualsFriendship two men become the best of friends.]]
* ''Film/TwoOfAKind1983'', designed as the comeback film for the Olivia Newton-John / Creator/JohnTravolta duo, features a turn by [[spoiler:''Satan himself''!]]
* The Operative undergoes one of these at the end of ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' when he discovers the truth behind the secret of Miranda, and just what the {{utopia|JustifiesTheMeans}} he has been fighting for all this time would really look like.
* At the end of ''Film/TheTerminal'', Dixon, the customs commissioner who has been trying to get Viktor to leave the airport, even illegally, throughout the film so he won't have to deal with him, has told Viktor to go back to his home country now that its civil war has ended and he can return. He threatens retaliation against all of Viktor's friends should he attempt to go to Manhattan and complete his quest. But, having been diverted from seeing Viktor actually leave, he tells the customs officers to get ready for the next incoming flight instead of going after him.
* In ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', both Q*Bert and [[spoiler:Lady Lisa]] join the heroes - the first because he doesn't want to see Earth destroyed, and the second thanks to the PowerOfLove.
* Cameron Diaz's character from ''Film/BadTeacher'' starts out a {{Golddigger}} and an ApatheticTeacher, but after her talk with Garett about his crush she realizes she is no different from anyone else and becomes the school's guidance councelor.
* Sorsha in ''Film/{{Willow}}'', after she shacks up with Madmartegan.
* A slow, detailed one of these is roughly the entire plot of the German film ''Film/TheLivesOfOthers'' (''Das Leben der Anderen'').
%%* [[spoiler:Rainbow Randolph]] in ''Film/DeathToSmoochy''.
* Zangief in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie is mainly the PluckyComicRelief of everyone in Shadaloo, but after Dee Jay informs him that Bison is "the bad guy", he helps the heroes escape. Zangief and Dee Jay weren't evil in the games.

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* ''Film/TheHairyBird'': When Abby, the AlphaBitch, learns what her parents have been planning for Miss Godards, she does this.
* ''Film/HanselAndGretelWarriorsOfWitchcraft'': The surviving members of sacrifice cult the Circle are redeemed by memory wipe when their leader is killed.
* In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Doc Hopper's old friend Max dressed like ''Film/HardBoiled'', [[spoiler:Mad Dog shoots his Triad boss when he opens fire on a police officer group of civilians who were in order chase the Muppets bus and warned Kermit that Doc Hopper has hired a professional frog killer. And the man is really deadly.
* Uncle Deadly betrays Tex Richman to help the Muppets near the end of Film/TheMuppets.
* In Creator/JohnFord's ''Film/TheQuietMan'', Creator/JohnWayne and Victor Mclaglen have a mutual animosity that culminates in the queen mother of all drunken fistfights; no sooner has the donnybrook ended than the [[DefeatEqualsFriendship two men become the best of friends.
his way.]]
* ''Film/TwoOfAKind1983'', designed as the comeback film In ''Film/Hellboy2019'', Nimue's first defeat way back when wouldn't have been possible if not for the Olivia Newton-John / Creator/JohnTravolta duo, features a turn by [[spoiler:''Satan himself''!]]
* The Operative undergoes
betrayal of at least one member of these at the end of ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' when he discovers the truth behind the secret of Miranda, and just what the {{utopia|JustifiesTheMeans}} he has been fighting for all her own witch coven. It's implied that this time would really look like.
* At
witch had a hand in forging Excalibur, the end only weapon capable of ''Film/TheTerminal'', Dixon, the customs commissioner who has been trying to get Viktor to leave the airport, even illegally, throughout the film so he won't have to deal with him, has told Viktor to go back to his home country now that its civil war has ended and he can return. He threatens retaliation against all of Viktor's friends should he attempt to go to Manhattan and complete his quest. But, having been diverted from seeing Viktor actually leave, he tells the customs officers to get ready for the next incoming flight instead of going after him.
* In ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', both Q*Bert and [[spoiler:Lady Lisa]] join the heroes - the first because he doesn't want to see Earth destroyed, and the second thanks to the PowerOfLove.
* Cameron Diaz's character from ''Film/BadTeacher'' starts out a {{Golddigger}} and an ApatheticTeacher, but after her talk with Garett about his crush she realizes she is no different from anyone else and becomes the school's guidance councelor.
* Sorsha in ''Film/{{Willow}}'', after she shacks up with Madmartegan.
* A slow, detailed one of these is roughly the entire plot of the German film ''Film/TheLivesOfOthers'' (''Das Leben der Anderen'').
%%* [[spoiler:Rainbow Randolph]] in ''Film/DeathToSmoochy''.
* Zangief in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie is mainly the PluckyComicRelief of everyone in Shadaloo, but after Dee Jay informs him that Bison is "the bad guy", he helps the heroes escape. Zangief and Dee Jay weren't evil in the games.
wounding Nimue.



* In ''Film/TheSpecials'', Amok used to be a villain who tried to [[PokeThePoodle give people scabies]].
* In ''Film/PineappleExpress'', Red first tries to help the villains kill the heroes, but ultimately comes to their rescue and becomes best friends with them.
* In ''Film/TheCookTheThiefHisWifeAndHerLover'', Cory the pimp starts as a member of Spica's gang, but gets ejected after he resists Spica's brutal treatment of his girls. He ultimately joins the final confrontation with Spica.
* In ''Film/GetShorty'', Bear starts as a thug for Bo Catlett, but eventually switches to Chili's side.
* In ''Film/OceansEleven'', Benedict is the main villain, but by ''Ocean's 13'', he's convinced to support Ocean's gang, though he's still a ruthless bastard.
* In ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'', local thugs beat on the monks several times before getting bested in a soccer game and joining their team.
* In the documentary ''Film/AnArcticTale'', the male polar bear is the main villain for most of the film, but near the end [[spoiler:he shows compassion for Nanu, the polar bear protagonist, and shares his kill with her]]. Nanu later finds a mate, but we do not know if it is the same bear.
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' has Jetfire and Wheelie, two former Decepticons. Jetfire has grown old and is sick of the Autobot/Decepticon war, so he chooses to join up with the good guys instead. After he realizes that Transformers can change sides, Wheelie also defects. [[VulgarHumor He shows his loyalty by humping Mikaela's leg.]]



* In ''Film/FindingNeverland'', though Emma is not an evil person, she is the only main character who is consistently antagonistic towards James Barrie. Her attitude changes completely as a result of seeing ''Theatre/{{Peter Pan|1904}}'' and [[spoiler:Sylvia dying]].
* Derek and Danny in ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' after they become disillusioned with the Neo-Nazi movement.
* Victor Maynard has one in ''Film/WildTarget''. At first, he only protected Rose from other assassins because [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he wanted to restore his honor by killing her personally]]. Quickly he starts to develop true feelings for her while also training [[Creator/RupertGrint an apprentice]].
%%* Patrick Zevo in ''Film/{{Toys}}''.



* ''Film/TheHairyBird'': When Abby, the AlphaBitch, learns what her parents have been planning for Miss Godards, she does this.
* In the 1982 film version of ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', Miss Hannigan does a major one near the end. She had always been mean to Annie, a lush, and a less than ideal ward to the orphans. But when she realizes that Rooster [[spoiler:chases after Annie hoping to kill her after she tears up the check]], she tries to prevent him from doing so.
* [[BeleagueredAssistant Number 2]] attempts one in ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' before he's eliminated by Dr. Evil. Mini-Me successfully performs one in ''Austin Powers in Goldmember'' once Dr. Evil replaces him with Scott, and [[BigBad Dr. Evil]] himself makes the turn upon learning that [[spoiler:he is Austin's long-lost brother Doug]]. Also Fat Bastard has a change of heart.
* The good guys in ''Film/EscapeToAthena'' easily convince Major Hecht to join them. To establish it before the turn, he is shown to be a PunchClockVillain who is displeased to work with the SS.
* In ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' [[spoiler:Storm Shadow performs one after he finds out that Zartan was the one who framed him for the murder of his and Snake Eyes' master.]]
* [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] with Frankie in ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}''. First he pretends to ally with his brother, just to attack Elvis the very next moment. However, because HumanityIsInfectious, he turns human to complete his HeelFaceTurn and subsequently [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]].
* [[spoiler: The dopplegangers]] do this at the end of ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''.
* In ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'' [[spoiler: Darvell decides to turn on the Brethren and save Clara's life rather than blindly follow their rules any longer. In the end he asks to journey with her in the hopes she can forgive him for standing by all those years ago.]]
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** In ''Film/TheWolverine'', [[spoiler: Harada switches allegiance from Ichirō Yashida as 'the head of the Yashia family' to Mariko, who was named the head after Ichirō's faked death]].
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':\\\
[[spoiler:Magneto]] seems to have made the turn between ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' and his cameo appearance at the end of ''Film/TheWolverine'', because in this movie, [[spoiler:Future!Magneto is firmly on Professor X's side throughout and ultimately makes a HeroicSacrifice against the Sentinels during the climax]].\\\
[[spoiler: Mystique eventually decides to give up her vendetta against Trask to prevent future bloodshed against Mutants. She also saves Nixon and his cabinet from Magneto.]]
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', [[spoiler: in the new timeline, Magneto turns against Apocalypse when he realizes that the people he's currently targeting (Mystique and Professor X) are the only loved ones he has left. Storm also makes one when Apocalypse begins attacking Mystique, her idol.]]
* In ''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'', [[spoiler:Hannigan, after Guy betrays her by hiring the fake parents himself and cutting her out of the deal. She ends up feeling really guilty over her part of the plan to have Annie's "real parents" come take her away, and enlists the girls to get her to Stacks so she can confess]].
* In ''Film/{{Quigley}}'', Archie Channing started out as a CorruptCorporateExecutive and a {{Jerkass}}, but a car crash and getting turned into a Pomeranian is what makes him finally open his eyes and change his ways.

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* ''Film/TheHairyBird'': When Abby, The ''Film/JamesBond'' movies have a few:
** Pussy Galore in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' was part of
the AlphaBitch, learns what titular villain's plan to assault Fort Knox, but Bond convinces her parents to sabotage his plan, which becomes the beginning of his downfall.
** Dr. Kutze in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' was main villain Largo's scientist, but appalled after seeing him torture his mistress Domino, throws the bomb fuses overboard and frees Domino. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Largo's henchwoman Fiona; "But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, who [[SexFaceTurn only has to make love to a woman]], and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. [[HighHeelFaceTurn She repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue]]...but not this one!"
** Tiffany Case in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' was a diamond smuggler and (although unknown to her) part of Blofeld's diamond-smuggling ring, but later helps Bond in taking him down.
** Jaws in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', after spending most of the film as one one of the main henchmen (and being ''the'' main henchman of [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe the previous one]]), after being forced to choose between his employer and his girlfriend, [[ThePowerOfLove he chose the latter]].
** Octopussy and her group in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'' were part of Kamal Khan's Fabergé Egg-smuggling plot (and in fact, Octopussy seemed to be his boss), but when he teams up with a RenegadeRussian who plans to engineer a nuclear explosion and realises that she, her crew and thousands of innocents would
have been planning for Miss Godards, caught up in the explosion, they turns against him.
** May Day in ''Film/AViewToAKill'' was Max Zorin's main henchwoman, but
she does this.
* In the 1982 film version
eventually foils his plans to flood Silicon Valley after he kills her own two henchwomen as part of ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', Miss Hannigan does a major one near the end. She had his plan and reveals that he always been mean to Annie, thought of another guy, Scarpine, as his true right-hand man.
** Valentin Zukovsky in ''Film/GoldenEye'' was
a lush, and a less than ideal ward to [[TheMafiya Russian gangster]] in the orphans. But when she realizes past, but by the time of the film helps Bond in looking for the villain (though he claims that Rooster [[spoiler:chases it's out of him hating the villain as much as Bond does).
* Captain Gerd Wiesler from ''Film/TheLivesOfOthers'' is the brutal, hyper-efficient, seemingly emotionless VillainProtagonist/renowned [[SecretPolice Stasi]] master interrogator who is is ordered by his corrupt, morally bankrupt superiors to spy on a playwright just because the East German Minister of Culture lusts
after Annie hoping his girlfriend. A dedicated socialist, Gerd begins to kill her after she tears up empathize with the check]], she tries people he is spying on, [[EvenEvilHasStandards becomes disgusted when he learns of the petty reasoning behind the operation]], and becomes severely disillusioned with not only his own job and the East German government in general, but also his own life, which is completely devoid of any real connections to prevent him from doing so.
* [[BeleagueredAssistant Number 2]] attempts one in ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' before
other people. He begins lying to his bosses to cover up his targets' actions while also helping them to mend their relationship issues and, by the end of it, [[spoiler: he willingly destroys his own career just to save a man he's eliminated by Dr. Evil. Mini-Me successfully performs one in ''Austin Powers in Goldmember'' once Dr. Evil replaces him with Scott, never actually met's life.]] After the fall of the Iron Curtain the the reunification of Germany, [[spoiler: he lives a seemingly happier life as a postman, and [[BigBad Dr. Evil]] himself makes the turn upon learning that [[spoiler:he is Austin's long-lost brother Doug]]. Also Fat Bastard has a change of heart.
* The good guys in ''Film/EscapeToAthena'' easily convince Major Hecht to join them. To establish it before the turn, he is shown to be a PunchClockVillain who is displeased to
playwright ultimately anonymously dedicates his latest work with the SS.
* In ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' [[spoiler:Storm Shadow performs one after he finds out that Zartan was the one who framed
to him for the murder of his and Snake Eyes' master.in gratitude.]]
* [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] The plot of ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' kicks off with Frankie in ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}''. First he pretends Immortan Joe's lieutenant Furiosa betraying him to ally with free his brother, just to attack Elvis the very next moment. However, because HumanityIsInfectious, he turns human to complete his HeelFaceTurn and subsequently [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]].
* [[spoiler: The dopplegangers]] do this at the end of ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''.
* In ''Film/{{Byzantium}}'' [[spoiler: Darvell decides to turn on the Brethren and save Clara's life rather than blindly follow their rules any longer. In the end he asks to journey with her in the hopes she can forgive him for standing by all those years ago.]]
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** In ''Film/TheWolverine'', [[spoiler: Harada switches allegiance
"[[BreedingSlave breeders]]" from Ichirō Yashida as 'the head of the Yashia family' to Mariko, who was named the head after Ichirō's faked death]].
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':\\\
[[spoiler:Magneto]] seems to have made the turn between ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' and his cameo appearance at the end of ''Film/TheWolverine'', because in this movie, [[spoiler:Future!Magneto is firmly on Professor X's side throughout and ultimately makes a HeroicSacrifice against the Sentinels during the climax]].\\\
[[spoiler: Mystique
slavery. Nux also eventually decides to give up her vendetta against Trask to prevent future bloodshed against Mutants. She also saves Nixon and his cabinet from Magneto.]]
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', [[spoiler: in the new timeline, Magneto turns against Apocalypse when he realizes that the people he's currently targeting (Mystique and Professor X) are the only loved ones he has left. Storm also
makes one a MookFaceTurn when Apocalypse begins attacking Mystique, her idol.]]
* In ''Film/{{Annie 2014}}'', [[spoiler:Hannigan, after Guy betrays her by hiring the fake parents himself and cutting her out of the deal. She ends up feeling really guilty over her part of the plan to have Annie's "real parents" come take her away, and enlists the girls to get her to Stacks so she can confess]].
* In ''Film/{{Quigley}}'', Archie Channing started out as a CorruptCorporateExecutive and a {{Jerkass}}, but a car crash and getting turned into a Pomeranian is what makes
Capable convinces him finally open that it's not yet his eyes and change his ways.time to die.



* In ''Film/TheSuicideTheory'', Steve ultimately turns his back on his hitman lifestyle after bonding with Percival and saving a cop from being shot by a random thug.
* Temir and Leo turn against their family at the end of ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'' after their sister Nina is [[HonorRelatedAbuse murdered]], to save their other sister Leyla.
* The plot of ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' kicks off with Immortan Joe's lieutenant Furiosa betraying him to free his "[[BreedingSlave breeders]]" from slavery. Nux also eventually makes a MookFaceTurn when Capable convinces him that it's not yet his time to die.
* [[spoiler: Red]] in the final battle of ''Film/{{War For The Planet Of The Apes}}''.
* Captain Gerd Wiesler from ''Film/TheLivesOfOthers'' is the brutal, hyper-efficient, seemingly emotionless VillainProtagonist/renowned [[SecretPolice Stasi]] master interrogator who is is ordered by his corrupt, morally bankrupt superiors to spy on a playwright just because the East German Minister of Culture lusts after his girlfriend. A dedicated socialist, Gerd begins to empathize with the people he is spying on, [[EvenEvilHasStandards becomes disgusted when he learns of the petty reasoning behind the operation]], and becomes severely disillusioned with not only his own job and the East German government in general, but also his own life, which is completely devoid of any real connections to other people. He begins lying to his bosses to cover up his targets' actions while also helping them to mend their relationship issues and, by the end of it, [[spoiler: he willingly destroys his own career just to save a man he's never actually met's life.]] After the fall of the Iron Curtain the the reunification of Germany, [[spoiler: he lives a seemingly happier life as a postman, and the playwright ultimately anonymously dedicates his latest work to him in gratitude.]]
* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', [=LeFou=] gradually starts to find Gaston's behavior questionable and quietly redeems himself, even saving Mrs. Potts during the final battle, and unlike his animated counterpart is seen among the guests at the royal castle at the end of the film.
* Warren Peace from the ''Film/{{Sky High|2005}}'' is a generic bully with pyrokinetic powers who has one evil parent and one good parent. He has it out for Will after his father (The Commander) puts his evil father (Baron Battle) in prison. They duke it out in the cafeteria and Will [[spoiler: only comes out on top once his super strength finally manifests itself]]. They become friends by the end of the movie after [[spoiler: defeating Royal Pain and the rest of the villains]].
* In ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'' we have Lyle, TheDragon to [[BigBad Felix Nash]]. Over the course of the movie he's already the TokenGoodTeammate to a degree, at least going along with Ernest's {{Zany Scheme}}s to escape prison, but is ultimately won over by Ernest's heart of gold: he knocks out Ruben, helps Ernest bust out of prison, and sends him after Nash.

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
**
In ''Film/TheSuicideTheory'', Steve ultimately turns ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony sums up his back on his hitman lifestyle new change in direction to Obadiah when he chews him out for shutting down the weapons enterprise of Stark Industries;
--->'''Tony:''' We're not doing ''good enough'', we can do ''better'', we can do ''something else''.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'',
after bonding Wanda Maximoff reads the subconscious thoughts of Ultron through the Vision's body while Ultron is Brain Uploading himself into it, she finds out his plan to annihilate mankind, and quickly changes sides with Percival her brother Pietro.
** In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Nebula struggles with joining the Guardians
and saving a cop from being shot by a random thug.
* Temir and Leo turn
ends the film on their side, but leaves to continue her crusade against their family at Thanos. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' she is fully on the heroes' side, even going as far as to find the Guardians and tell them what happened.
** In the climax of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians [[ChangedMyMindKid instead of running off]]. At
the end of ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'' after their sister Nina is [[HonorRelatedAbuse murdered]], the movie, he still stays at Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save their other sister Leyla.
* The plot of ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' kicks off with Immortan Joe's lieutenant Furiosa betraying him to free
his "[[BreedingSlave breeders]]" brother]] from slavery. Nux also eventually makes a MookFaceTurn when Capable convinces him that it's not yet his time to die.
* [[spoiler: Red]] in the final battle of ''Film/{{War For The Planet Of The Apes}}''.
* Captain Gerd Wiesler from ''Film/TheLivesOfOthers'' is the brutal, hyper-efficient, seemingly emotionless VillainProtagonist/renowned [[SecretPolice Stasi]] master interrogator who is is ordered by his corrupt, morally bankrupt superiors to spy on a playwright just because the East German Minister of Culture lusts after his girlfriend. A dedicated socialist, Gerd begins to empathize with the people he is spying on, [[EvenEvilHasStandards becomes disgusted when he learns of the petty reasoning behind the operation]], and becomes severely disillusioned with not only his own job and the East German government in general, but also his own life, which is completely devoid of any real connections to other people. He begins lying to his bosses to cover up his targets' actions while also helping them to mend their relationship issues and, by the end of it, [[spoiler: he willingly destroys his own career just to save a man he's never actually met's life.]] After the fall of the Iron Curtain the the reunification of Germany, [[spoiler: he lives a seemingly happier life as a postman, and the playwright ultimately anonymously dedicates his latest work to him in gratitude.
Thanos.]]
* In ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'', [=LeFou=] gradually starts to find Gaston's behavior questionable ''Film/MeanGirls'', the teen film, has Cady when she takes the blame for the Burn Book, and quietly redeems himself, even saving Mrs. Potts during all the final battle, and unlike his animated counterpart is seen among the guests Plastics at the royal castle at end.
* Undercover reporter Babe Bennett [[spoiler:a.k.a. Pam Dawson]] has one after she genuinely falls in love with Longfellow Deeds while on an assignment to do a hatchet job on him in ''Film/MrDeeds''.
** About the same thing happens in the original film, ''Film/MrDeedsGoesToTown''.
* In ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', Doc Hopper's old friend Max dressed like a police officer in order chase the Muppets bus and warned Kermit that Doc Hopper has hired a professional frog killer. And the man is really deadly.
* Uncle Deadly betrays Tex Richman to help the Muppets near
the end of Film/TheMuppets.
* In ''Film/OceansEleven'', Benedict is
the film.
main villain, but by ''Ocean's 13'', he's convinced to support Ocean's gang, though he's still a ruthless bastard.
* Warren Peace from ''Film/OnDangerousGround'' by Creator/NicholasRay features a HeelRealisation on the ''Film/{{Sky High|2005}}'' is a generic bully with pyrokinetic powers who has one evil parent and one good parent. He has it out for Will after his father (The Commander) puts his evil father (Baron Battle) in prison. They duke it out part of the main character in the cafeteria and Will [[spoiler: only comes out on top once his super strength finally manifests itself]]. They become friends by the end first 20 minutes (he's a bad-tempered, self-hating cop with a habit of the movie after [[spoiler: defeating Royal Pain beating up suspects), and the rest of the villains]].
film is one long attempt on his part to put himself through a HeelFaceTurn.
* In ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'' we have Lyle, TheDragon ''Film/PineappleExpress'', Red first tries to [[BigBad Felix Nash]]. Over help the course of villains kill the movie he's already the TokenGoodTeammate to a degree, at least going along with Ernest's {{Zany Scheme}}s to escape prison, heroes, but is ultimately won over comes to their rescue and becomes best friends with them.
* ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum1991'': On hearing Torquemada state that Maria was innocent, TortureTechnician Mendoza realizes that the 100s he has tortured on Torquemada's command were also innocent, just as he was innocent. He attacks Torquemada to prevent him from killing Antonio, and although he is quickly struck down
by Ernest's heart Torquemada, the distraction he provides gives Antonio the opportunity to free himself.
* In ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', both Q*Bert and [[spoiler:Lady Lisa]] join the heroes -- the first because he doesn't want to see Earth destroyed, and the second thanks to the PowerOfLove.
* In Creator/JohnFord's ''Film/TheQuietMan'', Creator/JohnWayne and Victor Mclaglen have a mutual animosity that culminates in the queen mother
of gold: he knocks all drunken fistfights; no sooner has the donnybrook ended than the [[DefeatEqualsFriendship two men become the best of friends.]]
* In ''Film/{{Quigley}}'', Archie Channing started
out Ruben, helps Ernest bust out of prison, as a CorruptCorporateExecutive and sends a {{Jerkass}}, but a car crash and getting turned into a Pomeranian is what makes him after Nash.finally open his eyes and change his ways.



* ''Film/HanselAndGretelWarriorsOfWitchcraft'': The surviving members of sacrifice cult the Circle are redeemed by memory wipe when their leader is killed.
* ''Film/CreatureWithTheAtomBrain'': Mob boss Buchanan's hitman and accountant both went straight after testifying against him.
* ''Film/BoardingSchool'': [[spoiler:Mrs. Ramsay comes back to the school to pick up her son, not wanting the killer to kill him as she hired him to. Unfortunately, he's already killed the boy and kills her to keep her quiet.]]
* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', even though [[spoiler: [[BlueBeard Sir Thomas Sharpe]]]] starts out the movie plotting Edith's death and slowly poisoning her, he eventually starts trying to protect her from his partner in crime, [[spoiler: [[SerialKiller his sister]]]], instead. This culminates at the end of the film, when he [[spoiler: [[BecomingTheMask confesses that he has really come to love Edith,]] and [[RedemptionEqualsDeath gives his life trying to convince his sister not to kill her.]]]]
* ''Film/TheTerrorOfTinyTown'': After being under Haines' thumb for all of the film, the sheriff eventually stands up to him and clears Buck of murder.
* ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'': General Grillo turns good after Komodo is defeated along with (it's implied) all the rest of his followers, ordering that they release the imprisoned villagers.
* ''Film/ShootOutAtMedicineBend'': It turns out that hanging innocent men is a step to far for Sheriff Massey. After the KangarooCourt sentences Maitland and Clegg to hang, it only takes little pushing from Nell to get him to do the right thing and release. He then joins the crusade to bring down Eb Clark. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Briefly.]]

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* ''Film/HanselAndGretelWarriorsOfWitchcraft'': The surviving members of sacrifice cult the Circle are redeemed by memory wipe when their leader is killed.
* ''Film/CreatureWithTheAtomBrain'': Mob boss Buchanan's hitman and accountant both went straight after testifying against him.
* ''Film/BoardingSchool'': [[spoiler:Mrs. Ramsay comes back to the school to pick up her son, not wanting the killer to kill him as she hired him to. Unfortunately, he's already killed the boy and kills her to keep her quiet.]]
* In ''Film/CrimsonPeak'', even though [[spoiler: [[BlueBeard Sir Thomas Sharpe]]]] starts out the movie plotting Edith's death and slowly poisoning her, he eventually starts trying to protect her from his partner in crime, [[spoiler: [[SerialKiller his sister]]]], instead. This culminates at the end of the film, when he [[spoiler: [[BecomingTheMask confesses that he has really come to love Edith,]] and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Darth Vader [[RedemptionEqualsDeath gives dies]] [[PapaWolf saving his life trying son]] from Emperor Palpatine. The especially cool part of this is that it involves an actual wrestling move. Main/RedemptionEqualsDeath doesn't apply quite so much here, as thanks to convince his sister not to kill her.]]]]
* ''Film/TheTerrorOfTinyTown'': After being under Haines' thumb for all
redemption, he's reborn as a Jedi ghost.
** HistoryRepeats in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' when Vader's [[spoiler: grandson Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren]] finally turns away from the Dark Side with the help
of the film, the sheriff eventually stands up to him [[LoveRedeems love]] he receives from [[spoiler: his parents and clears Buck of murder.
* ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'': General Grillo turns good after Komodo is defeated along with (it's implied) all the rest of his followers, ordering that they release the imprisoned villagers.
* ''Film/ShootOutAtMedicineBend'': It turns out that hanging innocent men is a step to far for Sheriff Massey. After the KangarooCourt sentences Maitland and Clegg to hang, it
Rey]], only takes little pushing from Nell to get him to do the right thing and release. He then joins the crusade to bring down Eb Clark. [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] his [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Briefly.]]life]] to save [[spoiler: Rey]] after a short period as TheAtoner.



* In ''Film/Hellboy2019'', Nimue's first defeat way back when wouldn't have been possible if not for the betrayal of at least one member of her own witch coven. It's implied that this witch had a hand in forging Excalibur, the only weapon capable of actually wounding Nimue.
* In ''Film/TheFreakmaker'', the other freaks manage to persuade the dwarf Burns (who is Lynch's chief henchman) that by aiding Lynch he is not helping the freaks' cause, but actually making things worse. He leads the freaks when they rise up and turn on Lynch.
* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'': Completely subverted with the Chamberlain. Defrocked and kicked out of the Skeksis' castle, he makes obvious peace overtures to Jen and Kira. When Jen stabs him for his pains, his friendly façade completely drops and he tries to kill Jen and promptly drags Kira back to the castle to redeem himself in the eyes of the other Skeksis. It's pretty clear that his promises of peace are blatant lies and his whole motivation is to capture a Gelfling or two in order to ingratiate himself with the rest of the Skeksis and get his position back.
* ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum1991'': On hearing Torquemada state that Maria was innocent, TortureTechnician Mendoza realizes that the 100s he has tortured on Torquemada's command were also innocent, just as he was innocent. He attacks Torquemada to prevent him from killing Antonio, and although he is quickly struck down by Torquemada, the distraction he provides gives Antonio the opportunity to free himself.

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* In ''Film/Hellboy2019'', Nimue's first defeat way back when wouldn't have been possible if not for ''Film/SchindlersList'', the betrayal of at least one member of her own witch coven. It's implied that this witch had a hand in forging Excalibur, biopic on the only weapon capable real-life German industrialist who renounced his support of actually wounding Nimue.
* In ''Film/TheFreakmaker'',
the Nazi Party to save the lives of thousands of Jews who worked in his factories. More on Oskar Schindler can be read [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schindler at the other freaks manage to persuade Wiki]], the dwarf Burns (who is Lynch's chief henchman) that by aiding Lynch he is not helping book "Schindler's Ark" and the freaks' cause, but actually making things worse. He leads the freaks when they rise up and turn on Lynch.
* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'': Completely subverted with the Chamberlain. Defrocked and kicked out of the Skeksis' castle, he makes obvious peace overtures to Jen and Kira. When Jen stabs him
film [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schindler%27s_List at this link for his pains, his friendly façade completely drops and he tries to kill Jen and promptly drags Kira back to the castle to redeem himself in the eyes of the other Skeksis. It's pretty clear Wiki]].
* The Operative undergoes one of these at the end of ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' when he discovers the truth behind the secret of Miranda, and just what the {{utopia|JustifiesTheMeans}} he has been fighting for all this time would really look like.
* [[spoiler:Alice]] in ''Film/{{Seventh Son|2015}}'' ultimately [[spoiler:betrays the witches to help her love interest, witch-hunter Tom.]]
* In ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'', local thugs beat on the monks several times before getting bested in a soccer game and joining their team.
* ''Film/ShootOutAtMedicineBend'': It turns out
that his promises of peace are blatant lies hanging innocent men is a step to far for Sheriff Massey. After the KangarooCourt sentences Maitland and his whole motivation Clegg to hang, it only takes little pushing from Nell to get him to do the right thing and release. He then joins the crusade to bring down Eb Clark. [[RedemptionEqualsDeath Briefly.]]
* Warren Peace from the ''Film/{{Sky High|2005}}''
is to capture a Gelfling or two in order to ingratiate himself generic bully with pyrokinetic powers who has one evil parent and one good parent. He has it out for Will after his father (The Commander) puts his evil father (Baron Battle) in prison. They duke it out in the cafeteria and Will [[spoiler: only comes out on top once his super strength finally manifests itself]]. They become friends by the end of the movie after [[spoiler: defeating Royal Pain and the rest of the Skeksis and get his position back.
villains]].
* ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum1991'': On hearing Torquemada state In ''Film/TheSpecials'', Amok used to be a villain who tried to [[PokeThePoodle give people scabies]].
* Zangief in the ''Film/StreetFighter'' movie is mainly the PluckyComicRelief of everyone in Shadaloo, but after Dee Jay informs him
that Maria Bison is "the bad guy", he helps the heroes escape. Zangief and Dee Jay weren't evil in the games.
* In ''Film/TheSuicideTheory'', Steve ultimately turns his back on his hitman lifestyle after bonding with Percival and saving a cop from being shot by a random thug.
* At the end of ''Film/TheTerminal'', Dixon, the customs commissioner who has been trying to get Viktor to leave the airport, even illegally, throughout the film so he won't have to deal with him, has told Viktor to go back to his home country now that its civil war has ended and he can return. He threatens retaliation against all of Viktor's friends should he attempt to go to Manhattan and complete his quest. But, having been diverted from seeing Viktor actually leave, he tells the customs officers to get ready for the next incoming flight instead of going after him.
* Subverted in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the reprogrammed T-800 Model 101 isn't the same terminator from the first film. Double Subverted in that it
was innocent, TortureTechnician Mendoza probably also programmed to kill humans before John Connor captured it, though.
* ''Film/TheTerrorOfTinyTown'': After being under Haines' thumb for all of the film, the sheriff eventually stands up to him and clears Buck of murder.
* ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' has Jetfire and Wheelie, two former Decepticons. Jetfire has grown old and is sick of the Autobot/Decepticon war, so he chooses to join up with the good guys instead. After he realizes that Transformers can change sides, Wheelie also defects. [[VulgarHumor He shows his loyalty by humping Mikaela's leg.]]
* ''Film/TwoOfAKind1983'', designed as the comeback film for the Olivia Newton-John / Creator/JohnTravolta duo, features a turn by [[spoiler:''Satan himself''!]]
* [[spoiler: Red]] in the final battle of ''Film/{{War For The Planet Of The Apes}}''.
* ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'': General Grillo turns good after Komodo is defeated along with (it's implied) all the rest of his followers, ordering that they release the imprisoned villagers.
* Temir and Leo turn against their family at the end of ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls'' after their sister Nina is [[HonorRelatedAbuse murdered]], to save their other sister Leyla.
* Victor Maynard has one in ''Film/WildTarget''. At first, he only protected Rose from other assassins because [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he wanted to restore his honor by killing her personally]]. Quickly he starts to develop true feelings for her while also training [[Creator/RupertGrint an apprentice]].
* Sorsha in ''Film/{{Willow}}'', after she shacks up with Madmartegan.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** In ''Film/TheWolverine'', [[spoiler: Harada switches allegiance from Ichirō Yashida as 'the head of the Yashia family' to Mariko, who was named the head after Ichirō's faked death]].
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':\\\
[[spoiler:Magneto]] seems to have made the turn between ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' and his cameo appearance at the end of ''Film/TheWolverine'', because in this movie, [[spoiler:Future!Magneto is firmly on Professor X's side throughout and ultimately makes a HeroicSacrifice against the Sentinels during the climax]].\\\
[[spoiler: Mystique eventually decides to give up her vendetta against Trask to prevent future bloodshed against Mutants. She also saves Nixon and his cabinet from Magneto.]]
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', [[spoiler: in the new timeline, Magneto turns against Apocalypse when he
realizes that the 100s people he's currently targeting (Mystique and Professor X) are the only loved ones he has tortured on Torquemada's command were left. Storm also innocent, just as he was innocent. He attacks Torquemada to prevent him from killing Antonio, and although he is quickly struck down by Torquemada, the distraction he provides gives Antonio the opportunity to free himself.makes one when Apocalypse begins attacking Mystique, her idol.]]

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* ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum1991'': On hearing Torquemada state that Maria was innocent, TortureTechnician Mendoza realizes that the 100s he has tortured on Torquemada's command were also innocent, just as he was innocent. He attacks Torquemada to prevent him from killing Antonio, and although he is quickly struck down by Torquemada, the distraction he provides gives Antonio the opportunity to free himself.


** In the climax ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians [[ChangedMyMindKid instead of running off]]. At the end of the movie, he still stays at Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]

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** In the climax of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians [[ChangedMyMindKid instead of running off]]. At the end of the movie, he still stays at Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]


** In the climax ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians instead of running off. At the end of the movie, he still stays on Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]

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** In the climax ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians [[ChangedMyMindKid instead of running off. off]]. At the end of the movie, he still stays on at Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]


** In the climax ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians. At the end of the movie, he still stays on Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]

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** In the climax ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians.Asgardians instead of running off. At the end of the movie, he still stays on Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]


** In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]

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** In the climax ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Loki returns to Asgard with a big spaceship to evacuate the surviving Asgardians. At the end of the movie, he still stays on Thor's side. In ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', Loki [[spoiler:declares himself an Odinson before [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrificing his own life]] [[BigBrotherInstinct to save his brother]] from Thanos.]]

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* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'': Completely subverted with the Chamberlain. Defrocked and kicked out of the Skeksis' castle, he makes obvious peace overtures to Jen and Kira. When Jen stabs him for his pains, his friendly façade completely drops and he tries to kill Jen and promptly drags Kira back to the castle to redeem himself in the eyes of the other Skeksis. It's pretty clear that his promises of peace are blatant lies and his whole motivation is to capture a Gelfling or two in order to ingratiate himself with the rest of the Skeksis and get his position back.


* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Darth Vader [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies]] [[PapaWolf saving his son]] from Emperor Palpatine. The especially cool part of this is that it involves an actual wrestling move. Main/Redemption Equals Death doesn't apply quite so much here, as thanks to his redemption, he's reborn as a Jedi ghost.

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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Darth Vader [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies]] [[PapaWolf saving his son]] from Emperor Palpatine. The especially cool part of this is that it involves an actual wrestling move. Main/Redemption Equals Death Main/RedemptionEqualsDeath doesn't apply quite so much here, as thanks to his redemption, he's reborn as a Jedi ghost.


* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Darth Vader [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies]] [[PapaWolf saving his son]] from Emperor Palpatine. The especially cool part of this is that it involves an actual wrestling move. Redemption Equals Death doesn't apply quite so much here, as thanks to his redemption, he's reborn as a Jedi ghost.

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* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', Darth Vader [[RedemptionEqualsDeath dies]] [[PapaWolf saving his son]] from Emperor Palpatine. The especially cool part of this is that it involves an actual wrestling move. Redemption Main/Redemption Equals Death doesn't apply quite so much here, as thanks to his redemption, he's reborn as a Jedi ghost.


** At the end of ''Film/IronMan3'', [[BigBad Trevor Slattery]] pulls up a MookFaceTurn after the defeat of Killian.

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** At the end of ''Film/IronMan3'', [[BigBad Trevor Slattery]] pulls up a MookFaceTurn after the defeat of Killian.

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* In ''Film/TheFreakmaker'', the other freaks manage to persuade the dwarf Burns (who is Lynch's chief henchman) that by aiding Lynch he is not helping the freaks' cause, but actually making things worse. He leads the freaks when they rise up and turn on Lynch.

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* Uncle Deadly betrays Tex Richman to help the Muppets near the end of Film/TheMuppets.


** In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[TheDragon Hawkeye]] manages to get out of brainwashing to join the Avengers during the final battle.


** In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[TheDragon Hawkeye]] gets out of brainwasshing to join the final battle.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', After Wanda Maximoff reads the subconscious thoughts of Ultron through the Vision's body while Ultron is Brain Uploading himself into it, she finds out his plan to annihilate mankind, and quickly changes sides with her brother Pietro.

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** In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', [[TheDragon Hawkeye]] gets manages to get out of brainwasshing brainwashing to join the Avengers during the final battle.
** In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', After after Wanda Maximoff reads the subconscious thoughts of Ultron through the Vision's body while Ultron is Brain Uploading himself into it, she finds out his plan to annihilate mankind, and quickly changes sides with her brother Pietro.

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