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The title is a [[IncrediblyLamePun pun]] on HeelFaceTurn, directly inspired by FaithHeelTurn, which is this trope's opposite. Compare EasyEvangelism.

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The title is a [[IncrediblyLamePun pun]] on HeelFaceTurn, directly inspired by FaithHeelTurn, which is this trope's opposite. Compare EasyEvangelism.
EasyEvangelism. Subtrope of TurnToReligion.

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* In ''Film/GangOfRoses'', Rachel found God after a bank robbery went horribly wrong. She renounced crime and violence, laid aside her guns, and attempted to live a peaceful life.

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* ''Literature/ChanceAndChoicesAdventures'' sees a few awful characters become much better people after finding Jesus, but most notably the former bandit Ben in book two.


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'''The Joker:''' Joker:''' ''*Starts crying*'' [[SincerityMode *Starts crying* No...]]


* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': {{Discussed}} and PlayedForLaughs. In their first scene in the movie, Pintel and Ragetti talk about how they are going to read Literature/TheBible and become "good men". They revert to their piratical ways pretty soon.



* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', Cort was Herod's former right-hand man, who abandoned his violent career in favor of a peaceful religious life after Herod forced him to kill a priest who nursed him and Herod back to health once. Herod has Foy and Ratsy burn Cort's mission to the ground and force him to join the competition.
* Jules Winnfield of ''Film/PulpFiction'' rejects his violent, criminal career after he and Vince are miraculously unharmed by a man emptying a HandCannon at them at short range (to the point that there are bullet holes directly behind them where the bullets should've gone through them but didn't), and says he's going to "[[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]]" instead, "until God puts me where I need to be". While Jules does become a better person, his partner is highly skeptical of his religious musings on the matter.

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* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', Cort was Herod's former right-hand man, who abandoned his violent career Seth has one in favor of a peaceful religious life ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'', after Herod forced him to kill a priest who nursed him and Herod back to health once. Herod has Foy and Ratsy burn Cort's mission to his first encounter with the ground and force him to join the competition.
* Jules Winnfield of ''Film/PulpFiction'' rejects his violent, criminal career after he and Vince are miraculously unharmed by a man emptying a HandCannon at them at short range (to the point that there are bullet holes directly behind them where the bullets should've gone through them but didn't), and says he's going to "[[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]]" instead, "until God puts me where I need to be". While Jules does become a better person, his partner is highly skeptical of his religious musings on the matter.
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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': {{Discussed}} and PlayedForLaughs. In their first scene in the movie, Pintel and Ragetti talk about how they are going to read Literature/TheBible and become "good men". They revert to their piratical ways pretty soon.
* Jules Winnfield of ''Film/PulpFiction'' rejects his violent, criminal career after he and Vince are miraculously unharmed by a man emptying a HandCannon at them at short range (to the point that there are bullet holes directly behind them where the bullets should've gone through them but didn't), and says he's going to "[[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]]" instead, "until God puts me where I need to be". While Jules does become a better person, his partner is highly skeptical of his religious musings on the matter.
* In ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', Cort was Herod's former right-hand man, who abandoned his violent career in favor of a peaceful religious life after Herod forced him to kill a priest who nursed him and Herod back to health once. Herod has Foy and Ratsy burn Cort's mission to the ground and force him to join the competition.


* ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'': The TropeNamer for all things that start happy and fun and end in the most horrific way possible, the series actually subverts its own trope when the titular protagonist, Cerebus, near the final arcs of the series, undergoes a religious experience similar to that of the comic's author, David Sim. He finds that the Bible, Torah, and Quran are all equally valid religious texts in the eyes of God, and after his conversion, becomes a stronger, more motivated and determined character for the rest of the series, as he now believes he has something worth fighting for.

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* ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'': The TropeNamer for all things that [[CerebusSyndrome start happy and fun and end in the most horrific way possible, possible]], the series actually subverts its own trope when the titular protagonist, Cerebus, near the final arcs of the series, undergoes a religious experience similar to that of the comic's author, David Sim. He finds that the Bible, Torah, and Quran are all equally valid religious texts in the eyes of God, and after his conversion, becomes a stronger, more motivated and determined character for the rest of the series, as he now believes he has something worth fighting for.


Faith can do amazing things to a person. Even the worst {{villain}} can redeem themselves after gaining a little bit of faith in {{God}}. A Heel Faith Turn is a situation where a [[HeelFaceTurn villain turns good]] because of a deep religious experience, possibly preceded by a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment or a HeelRealization. As a result, the former villain often becomes a GoodShepherd and/or BadassPreacher and an [[TheAtoner Atoner]].

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Faith can do amazing things to a person. Even the worst {{villain}} can redeem themselves after gaining a little bit of faith in {{God}}. A Heel Faith Heel–Faith Turn is a situation where a [[HeelFaceTurn villain turns good]] because of a deep religious experience, possibly preceded by a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment or a HeelRealization. As a result, the former villain often becomes a GoodShepherd and/or BadassPreacher and an [[TheAtoner Atoner]].


* Cyprian "Whoreson Junior" Wily from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', a crime boss known as a sadistic nutter by his peers (who are hardly sane or strangers to violence), can, in one ending, get religion and re-invent himself as an above-board brown-water trader. [[spoiler: Except it isn't actually him, but Dudu Biberveldt the Doppler who has stolen Whoreson's identity, and is using his new-found "piety" to keep Radovid's witch-hunters off his back and quelch any questions about why Whoreson has stopped using drugs and mistreating sex workers.]]

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* Cyprian "Whoreson Junior" Wily from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', a crime boss known as a sadistic nutter by his peers (who are hardly sane or strangers to violence), can, in one ending, get find religion and re-invent himself as an above-board brown-water trader. [[spoiler: Except [[spoiler:Except it isn't actually him, but Dudu Biberveldt the Doppler who has stolen Whoreson's identity, and is using his new-found "piety" to keep Radovid's witch-hunters off his back and quelch any questions about why Whoreson has stopped using drugs and mistreating sex workers.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', [[EleventhHourRanger lategame character]] Renault ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or Renaud for those in PAL regions]]) reveals through [[RelationshipValues Support conversations with other characters]] that he was once a mercenary, and that the death of a friend of his had prompted him to turn to the Church of St. Elimine for guidance. The truth is more complex than this, however. [[spoiler:After his friend had died, Renault came upon [[BigBad Nergal]], who was then performing further research into the use of [[LifeEnergy quintessence]] to create life. Still grief-stricken, Renault agreed to assist Nergal with his experiments, in the promise of having his friend returned to him. However, Nergal eventually fulfilled his side of the bargain by raising Renault's friend as a [[ArtificialHuman Morph]], a soulless construct that was nothing like the person Renault had known. Overcome by regret from both this and his realisation of Nergal's atrocities (to which his aid had ultimately contributed), Renault left to join the clergy, to seek any kind of forgiveness for his actions.
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* In another ForgottenRealms novel, ''War in Tethyr'' by Victor Milan, this is implied to be the case for an orog paladin of Torm. Details of how an underground orc ended up in the service of the god of duty are unknown, but he avoids talking about his past and even [[MeaningfulRename abandoned his given name]].

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* In another ForgottenRealms Literature/ForgottenRealms novel, ''War in Tethyr'' by Victor Milan, this is implied to be the case for an orog paladin of Torm. Details of how an underground orc ended up in the service of the god of duty are unknown, but he avoids talking about his past and even [[MeaningfulRename abandoned his given name]].


** On the original timeline, Dracula vows to curse God for all eternity, until seemingly defeated for good in 1999. [[CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz, who realizes he is Dracula in 2035, decides to reject the idea of becoming the dark lord. It is ambiguous whether or not this is Soma Cruz or if this is indeed Dracula rejecting his dark side.]]

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** On the original timeline, Dracula vows to curse God for all eternity, until seemingly defeated for good in 1999. [[CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz, who realizes he is Dracula in 2035, decides to reject the idea of becoming the dark lord. It is ambiguous whether or not this is Soma Cruz or if this is indeed Dracula rejecting his dark side.]]


* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: Became a born-again Christian in the mid-1990s. His real-life conversion became part of the plot that set up the legendary career of Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin.

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* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: Became a born-again snake handling Christian in the mid-1990s. mid-1990s, and by time his python was named "Revelations". His real-life conversion became part of the plot that set up the legendary career of Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin.Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin.
* Slick (Kenneth Wayne Johnson) started out in the WWF as a JiveTurkey heel manager taking over for "Classy" Wrestling/FreddieBlassie's stable which included Wrestling/TheIronSheik and Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff, Wrestling/TheOneManGang (later known as Akeem), The Bolsheviks et al. In 1991, after being bodyslammed by Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith, he took a leave of absence and returned a month later as "Reverend" Slick, as his "born-again" conversion didn't just take place in-ring, but happened in real life as well. After retiring from wrestling in the mid-1990s, he attended Campbellsville University in Kentucky, receiving his bachelors' and masters' degrees, and is now an ordained minister in Louisville, Kentucky.


** During his brief appearance in Season 6, Brother Ray seems to have undergone this.

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** During his brief appearance in Season 6, Brother Ray seems to have undergone this.this, based on his own account of his past as an amoral knight who followed orders no matter how horrific they were.

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** During his brief appearance in Season 6, Brother Ray seems to have undergone this.


[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] Faith Lehane from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. %% OK, maybe a little bit, but she's still not an example.

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] Faith Lehane from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. %% OK, maybe a little bit, but she's still not an example.


* Delmar and Pete in ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou?'' get baptized right after escaping prison.

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* Delmar and Pete in ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou?'' ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' get baptized right after escaping prison.

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