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# A SealedEvilInACan has spent so long imprisoned that they come to realize that BeingEvilSucks and become EvilRedeemedInACan.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way, the most significant occurring in Volume 8 after [[BigGood Ozpin]] reveals what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is, making a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:[[ReluctantWarrior Hazel]] and [[NotInThisForYourRevolution Emerald]] are so disturbed by this that Hazel sacrifices his life to ensure Emerald and the tortured [[LegacyOfTheChosen Oscar]] can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to give Emerald a chance, which they decide to do after Emerald unexpectedly helps them save a [[RobotGirl hacked Penny]] before admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way, the most significant occurring in Volume 8 after [[BigGood Ozpin]] reveals what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is, making a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:[[ReluctantWarrior Hazel]] and [[NotInThisForYourRevolution Emerald]] are so disturbed by this that Hazel sacrifices his life to ensure Emerald and the tortured [[LegacyOfTheChosen Oscar]] can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to give Emerald a chance, which they decide to do after Emerald unexpectedly helps them save a [[RobotGirl hacked Penny]] before admitting that she'll be super-pissed [[PrecisionFStrike super-pissed]] if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]


** The Book of Exalted Deeds featured two characters usually part of always-evil species: one was an orc paladin (the answer to the old question "would a LawfulGood paladin kill an orc baby" is apparently "raise her as part of his order") and another a LawfulGood ''illithid'' (who was enslaved by her former duergar thralls, found, saved and spared by adventurers, and joined a monastic order after discovering that GoodFeelsGood).

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** The Book ''Book of Exalted Deeds Deeds'' featured two characters usually part of always-evil species: one was an orc paladin (the answer to the old question "would a LawfulGood paladin kill an orc baby" is apparently "raise her as part of his order") and another a LawfulGood ''illithid'' (who was enslaved by her former duergar thralls, found, saved and spared by adventurers, and joined a monastic order after discovering that GoodFeelsGood).


* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** The concept of redemption plays a significant role in the ''Wrath of the Righteous'' adventure path. One of the primary NPC characters, Aureshalae, is a succubus seeking to leave evil and the Abyss behind -- she's managed to shift her alignment from ChaoticEvil to ChaoticNeutral by the time the adventure starts, and over the course of the story attempts to cement her Turn and become ChaoticGood. The players are also given the option of turning a traitor and a fallen crusader back to the light, and once they delve into the Abyss itself they can attempt to redeem Alderpash, one of the former [[SorcerousOverlord Runelords of Thassilon]] and a very, very evil man. By the time the players get to him he's been trapped in Baphomet's Inelecutable Prison for millennia, and will do ''anything'' to get out -- and if this entails him sticking to the straight and narrow in return for the players breaking him out of planar jail, he will give this an honest try.
** Nocticula, the demon lord of seduction and assassins, is rumored by some of her more heretical followers to be seeking to cleanse herself of the Abyss' taint as part of her more widely recognized ploy for full divinity. As it turns out, [[spoiler:this is entirely correct. If Nocticula ascends in ''Wrath of the Righteous'' she explicitly does so as a ChaoticNeutral goddess of outcasts and artists, something that ''Planar Adventures'' and later 2nd Edition establish as canon.]]
** Balisse angels are formed from the souls of evildoers who forsook their former ways and embraced benevolence, and seek to help others undergo the same change of heart that they did.
** A subclass in First Edition -- "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Redeemer]]" -- gives half-orc paladins the ability to invoke these in defeated enemies. Second Edition makes it the NeutralGood Champion name.


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* ''TabletopGame/InNomine'':
** While it's fairly rare overall, it's possible for demons to seek redemption and become angels. It's a very difficult process -- a demon needs to first get over itself enough to recognize that its ego isn't the most important thing in the world, develop a genuine to desire to help others, and keep all of this secret from Hell's inquisition, then undergo enough personal growth to become a viable candidate for formal redemption, and then find an Archangel who will complete the transformation, which may very well kill the prospective angel. Successful redemptions, however, are greatly valued by Heaven.
** By definition, Bright Lilim are all the result of such a turn. The Demon Princess Lilith is the only being who can create Lilim, and as such all Lilim begin life as demons on the side of Hell. Each and every Bright Lilim thus had to, at some point, make a conscious decision to abandon Hell and the ruination of humanity in order to seek Heaven.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** The concept of redemption plays a significant role in the ''Wrath of the Righteous'' adventure path. One of the primary NPC characters, Aureshalae, is a succubus seeking to leave evil and the Abyss behind -- she's managed to shift her alignment from ChaoticEvil to ChaoticNeutral by the time the adventure starts, and over the course of the story attempts to cement her Turn and become ChaoticGood. The players are also given the option of turning a traitor and a fallen crusader back to the light, and once they delve into the Abyss itself they can attempt to redeem Alderpash, one of the former [[SorcerousOverlord Runelords of Thassilon]] and a very, very evil man. By the time the players get to him he's been trapped in Baphomet's Inelecutable Prison for millennia, and will do ''anything'' to get out -- and if this entails him sticking to the straight and narrow in return for the players breaking him out of planar jail, he will give this an honest try.
** Nocticula, the demon lord of seduction and assassins, is rumored by some of her more heretical followers to be seeking to cleanse herself of the Abyss' taint as part of her more widely recognized ploy for full divinity. As it turns out, [[spoiler:this is entirely correct. If Nocticula ascends in ''Wrath of the Righteous'' she explicitly does so as a ChaoticNeutral goddess of outcasts and artists, something that ''Planar Adventures'' and later 2nd Edition establish as canon.]]
** Balisse angels are formed from the souls of evildoers who forsook their former ways and embraced benevolence, and seek to help others undergo the same change of heart that they did.
** A subclass in First Edition -- "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Redeemer]]" -- gives half-orc paladins the ability to invoke these in defeated enemies. Second Edition makes it the NeutralGood Champion name.


Compare TheMole, who is secretly working for the other team ''all along''. May be the result of a person that was GoodAllAlong. When someone who doesn't care one way or the other is forced to fight they become NeutralNoLonger. Also, to PersonalHateBeforeCommonGoals, when the alingment changes, but previous rivalries remain.

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Compare TheMole, who is secretly working for the other team ''all along''. May be the result of a person that was GoodAllAlong. When someone who doesn't care one way or the other is forced to fight they become NeutralNoLonger. Also, to PersonalHateBeforeCommonGoals, when the alingment alignment changes, but previous rivalries remain.


Compare TheMole, who is secretly working for the other team ''all along''. May be the result of a person that was GoodAllAlong. When someone who doesn't care one way or the other is forced to fight they become NeutralNoLonger.

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Compare TheMole, who is secretly working for the other team ''all along''. May be the result of a person that was GoodAllAlong. When someone who doesn't care one way or the other is forced to fight they become NeutralNoLonger.
NeutralNoLonger. Also, to PersonalHateBeforeCommonGoals, when the alingment changes, but previous rivalries remain.


** A subclass in First edition - "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Redeemer]]" - gave Half-Orc Paladins the ability to invoke these in defeated enemies. Second edition made it the [[CharacterAlignment Neutral-Good]] Champion name.

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** A subclass in First edition - Edition -- "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The the Redeemer]]" - gave Half-Orc Paladins -- gives half-orc paladins the ability to invoke these in defeated enemies. Second edition made Edition makes it the [[CharacterAlignment Neutral-Good]] NeutralGood Champion name.

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* In ''WebAnimation/BattleForDreamIsland'', Blocky starts off as a sadistic "prankster" who kills the other contestants for fun. However, in Season 4 Episode 21, Blocky realizes that Woody, his number one victim, has grown a lot and is able to stand up for himself now, convincing Blocky to not be a sadistic "prankster". He even goes as far as to start doing more light-hearted pranks with Woody.


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This is the opposite of a FaceHeelTurn and is generally found in stories with BlackAndWhiteMorality. It has two subtropes: HeelFaceBrainwashing, more or less the opposite of BrainwashedAndCrazy, and HighHeelFaceTurn (usually the redefining moment for a DarkChick). See also MookFaceTurn when the bad guy doing it is a {{Mook}}, and HeelRaceTurn when an entire faction does it. If a character keeps switching from one side to the other and back, they're in a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor. If they turns face, but still acts like a heel, they're ReformedButNotTamed. If a character pretends to reform, only to be revealed as EvilAllAlong, they're a FakeDefector. If someone reforms because of faith, they're in a HeelFaithTurn. Compare and contrast, also, with HazyFeelTurn, when is unclear and/or ambiguous the sincerity and/or the extention of the Heel-Face Turn of the character.

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This is the opposite of a FaceHeelTurn and is generally found in stories with BlackAndWhiteMorality. It has two subtropes: HeelFaceBrainwashing, more or less the opposite of BrainwashedAndCrazy, and HighHeelFaceTurn (usually the redefining moment for a DarkChick). See also MookFaceTurn when the bad guy doing it is a {{Mook}}, and HeelRaceTurn when an entire faction does it. If a character keeps switching from one side to the other and back, they're in a HeelFaceRevolvingDoor. If they turns turn face, but still acts act like a heel, they're ReformedButNotTamed. If a character pretends to reform, only to be revealed as EvilAllAlong, they're a FakeDefector. If someone reforms because of faith, they're in a HeelFaithTurn. Compare and contrast, also, with HazyFeelTurn, when is unclear and/or ambiguous the sincerity and/or the extention of the Heel-Face Turn of the character.

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* ''WebAnimation/ETUAnimatedStories'': Tina, Milton's sister turned over a new leaf over the course of the story and became a hardworking woman unlike her other sisters who continue to sabotage their brother's success.


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way, with the most significant occurring in Volume 8 after [[BigGood Ozpin]] reveals what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is, making a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:Hazel and Emerald are so disturbed by this that Hazel sacrifices his life to ensure Emerald and the tortured Oscar can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to give Emerald a chance, which they decide to after Emerald unexpectedly helps them save a hacked Penny before admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way, with the most significant occurring in Volume 8 after [[BigGood Ozpin]] reveals what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is, making a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:Hazel [[spoiler:[[ReluctantWarrior Hazel]] and Emerald [[NotInThisForYourRevolution Emerald]] are so disturbed by this that Hazel sacrifices his life to ensure Emerald and the tortured Oscar [[LegacyOfTheChosen Oscar]] can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to give Emerald a chance, which they decide to do after Emerald unexpectedly helps them save a [[RobotGirl hacked Penny Penny]] before admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way, with the most significant occurring in Volume 8 when [[BigGood Ozpin's]] reveal of what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is makes a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:Hazel and Emerald are so disturbed by this that Hazel sacrifices his life to ensure Emerald and the tortured Oscar can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to give Emerald a chance, which they decide to after Emerald unexpectedly helps them save a hacked Penny before admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way, with the most significant occurring in Volume 8 when after [[BigGood Ozpin's]] reveal of Ozpin]] reveals what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is makes is, making a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:Hazel and Emerald are so disturbed by this that Hazel sacrifices his life to ensure Emerald and the tortured Oscar can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to give Emerald a chance, which they decide to after Emerald unexpectedly helps them save a hacked Penny before admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way, with the most significant occurring in Volume 8 when [[BigGood Ozpin's]] reveal of what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is makes a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:Hazel and Emerald are so disturbed by this that Hazel sacrifices his life to ensure Emerald and the tortured Oscar can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to give Emerald a chance, which they decide to do so after Emerald unexpectedly helps them save a hacked Penny before admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way, with the most significant occurring in Volume 8 when [[BigGood Ozpin's]] reveal of what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is makes a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:Hazel and Emerald are so disturbed by this that Hazel sacrifices his life to ensure Emerald and the tortured Oscar can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to give Emerald a chance, which they decide to do so after Emerald unexpectedly helps them save a hacked Penny before admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way. [[spoiler:The most significant occurs in Volume 8, where Oscar's torture leads to Hazel and Emerald discovering that Salem's end-game is the destruction of the planet. Hazel sacrifices his life to save Oscar and Emerald from Salem, and Oscar has to push the equally dubious Emerald and heroes to join forces against Salem. They only become comfortable doing so when Emerald unexpectedly helps them to save the hacked Penny, admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all give up the moment she decides to switch sides.]]
Both of them turn on Salem to save Oscar, with Hazel sacrificing his life to ensure Oscar, Emerald, and Oscar's rescuers (Yang, Jaune and Ren) can survive. Oscar pushes the heroes (and Emerald herself) to join forces and fight Salem together; the heroes come on board with this after Emerald helps them save Penny and admits that she's going to be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': There's a running theme in the show of trying to save people from falling down the wrong path, even if they're under the sway of very dangerous villains. As a result, a couple of characters switch sides along the way. [[spoiler:The way, with the most significant occurs occurring in Volume 8, where Oscar's torture leads to Hazel 8 when [[BigGood Ozpin's]] reveal of what [[BigBad Salem's]] true end-game is makes a number of people rethink whose side they're on. [[spoiler:Hazel and Emerald discovering are so disturbed by this that Salem's end-game is the destruction of the planet. Hazel sacrifices his life to save Oscar and Emerald from Salem, and Oscar has to push the equally dubious ensure Emerald and the tortured Oscar can escape Salem's clutches; Oscar then convinces the heroes to join forces against Salem. They only become comfortable doing give Emerald a chance, which they decide to do so when after Emerald unexpectedly helps them to save the a hacked Penny, Penny before admitting that she'll be super-pissed if they all give up the moment she decides to switch sides.]]
Both of them turn on Salem to save Oscar, with Hazel sacrificing his life to ensure Oscar, Emerald, and Oscar's rescuers (Yang, Jaune and Ren) can survive. Oscar pushes the heroes (and Emerald herself) to join forces and fight Salem together; the heroes come on board with this after Emerald helps them save Penny and admits that she's going to
be super-pissed if they all [[HeroicBSOD give up]] the moment she decides to switch sides.]]

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