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* Fighting evil for too long has led to their [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming what they once opposed]].

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* Fighting evil for too long has led to their them [[HeWhoFightsMonsters becoming what they once opposed]].





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Note that a FaceHeelTurn is harder to pull off than a HeelFaceTurn - at least convincingly. If a character is introduced as likable and heroic, it takes some good writing to properly take them through the CharacterDevelopment required to become the villain. Simply {{Foreshadowing}} that a character could turn evil is not enough. The work has to be put in to get the character to that destination; there are plenty of wrestling examples where this hasn't been done, or the reasons for the turn are so badly thought out that the fans reject it, and the wrestler turns back face shortly after.


In real-life the nature of HeelFaceTurn and Face-Heel Turn is subjective (one person's "[[HeelFaceTurn seeing the light]]" is another person's "[[FaceHeelTurn heartless betrayal]]" [[HazyFeelTurn depending on what group the individual is going to or leaving]]). Therefore, Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease

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In real-life the nature of HeelFaceTurn and Face-Heel Turn is subjective (one person's "[[HeelFaceTurn seeing the light]]" is another person's "[[FaceHeelTurn heartless betrayal]]" "heartless betrayal" [[HazyFeelTurn depending on what group the individual is going to or leaving]]). Therefore, Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease


* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[BeingGoodSucks Too many of their good deeds having come back to bite them]] convinces them being a hero is [[ThenLetMeBeEvil no longer worth it.]]

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[BeingGoodSucks Too many of their good deeds having come back to bite them]] convinces them that being a hero is [[ThenLetMeBeEvil no longer worth it.]]


* ForcedIntoEvil, whereas the character was still a genuinely good guy, but had his own reasons to be on the bad guys' side while still maintaining a good heart, whereas a character who did a Face Heel Turn is a character who not only goes to the bad guys' side, but also become a genuine bad guy at heart. A character Forced Into Evil can be said about halfway doing a full Heel Turn, but not a full turn yet like the ones in this page (given time, they may make a full turn in the future).

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* ForcedIntoEvil, whereas the character was still a genuinely good guy, but had his own reasons to be on the bad guys' side [[TokenGoodTeammate while still maintaining a good heart, heart]], whereas a character who did a Face Heel Turn is a character who not only goes to the bad guys' side, but also become a genuine bad guy at heart. A character Forced Into Evil can be said about halfway doing a full Heel Turn, but not a full turn yet like the ones in this page (given time, they may make a full turn in the future).


->''The superheroes have turned evil! Most uncool.''

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->''The ->''"The superheroes have turned evil! Most uncool.''"''


** Nessarose, her sister, goes from a bratty but well-meaning child to the Wicked Witch of the East who, unlike is closer to the [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the film's]] portrayal of her than Elphaba. She is named governor of Munchkinland and uses the position to strip away their power in order to keep her husband Boq from leaving her, and when he tries, [[spoiler:she removes his heart, turns him into the Tin Man, and blames it on Elphaba]]. Likewise, Boq goes from a shy boy with a crush on Galinda to [[spoiler:a far more murderous version of the Tin Man, who declares "for once I'm glad I'm heartless - I'll be heartless killing her!"]].



* Invoked by Pulitzer in ''Theatre/{{Newsies}}'', by threatening to have the Newsies arrested if Jack doesn't agree to end the strike. Jack tries to argue against ''his own cause'' at the rally ''he organized'', despite protests from Spot and Davey. Luckily, Katherine talks him down, and he relents.

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* Invoked by Pulitzer in ''Theatre/{{Newsies}}'', by threatening to have the Newsies arrested if Jack doesn't agree to end the strike. In exchange, Jack tries to argue against ''his own cause'' at the rally ''he organized'', despite protests from Spot and Davey. Luckily, Katherine talks him down, and he relents.

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* Invoked by Pulitzer in ''Theatre/{{Newsies}}'', by threatening to have the Newsies arrested if Jack doesn't agree to end the strike. Jack tries to argue against ''his own cause'' at the rally ''he organized'', despite protests from Spot and Davey. Luckily, Katherine talks him down, and he relents.



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* EvilAllAlong, in which the character was, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin evil all along]], but not necessarily working ''for'' the villain, like TheMole.



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* FakeDefector, where someone on the side of good infiltrates the villains' side by pretending to do such a turn.


Not to be confused with EvilAllAlong, in which a character that was thought to be good was, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin evil all along]]. This trope describes a legitimate hero going to the darkside, not a DoubleAgent.

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Not to be confused with EvilAllAlong, in which a character that was thought to be good was, well, was [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin evil all along]]. This trope describes a legitimate hero going to the darkside, not a DoubleAgent.


[[caption-width-right:250:[[{{Pun From}}]] [[{{WisePrince a nice prince}}]] to [[EvilPrince an ice prince]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[{{Pun From}}]] [[{{WisePrince [[caption-width-right:250:[[{{Pun}} From]] [[{{WisePrince}} a nice prince}}]] prince]] to [[EvilPrince an ice prince]].]]


[[caption-width-right:250:[[{{Pun From}} {{WisePrince a nice prince}}]] to [[EvilPrince an ice prince]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:[[{{Pun From}} {{WisePrince From}}]] [[{{WisePrince a nice prince}}]] to [[EvilPrince an ice prince]].]]

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