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* ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'': Veld's No Man Land was the moment Wonder Woman entered the war and performed her first heroic act by liberating the village's innocent people.


* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' has the best Heroes Frontier Step of Don Bluth’ movies. After being a {{Jerkass}} for all the movie, Charlie goes to save Anne Marie from drowning. But his watch (which represents his life) falls also in the water. Since he cannot save both, Charlie takes Anne Marie to safety first, fully knowing that when his watch stops, he will be sent to hell. This act of pure heroism is enough to bring him back to heaven.
* Sunset Shimmer was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but there were plenty of people both in and out of universe who had doubts she was being genuine about it. In the sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', she struggles with her school and friends distrusting her for majority of the movie while trying to be TheAtoner and even being mocked by the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] for her failures at being a villain and trying to earn forgiveness, but in their DarkestHour she finally gets the courage to come between the Rainbooms' arguing and tell them why their magic hasn't been working, and realizing why the Dazzlings have been getting stronger for the whole movie. At the end of the movie, she steps on the field with her friends when they're on the verge of defeat despite having visible doubts she can or has any right to try and help them, giving them their HeroicSecondWind and winning the day. This in turn cements her HeelFaceTurn as genuine and her place as TheHero of the spinoff series as a whole.
** She gets another one in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsForgottenFriendship Forgotten Friendship]]'' due to her friends having their memories of her HeelFaceTurn removed. When the BigBad is cornered and attempts to remove all of the Humane Six's memories from since they started high school, Sunset performs a TakingTheBullet action and jumps in the way of the spell, losing all of her memories of her time as a human. This is enough to convince the Humane Six that even if they don't remember her being a good person, she's earned the right to be their friend.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' has the best Heroes Frontier Step of Don Bluth’ movies. After In ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', after being a {{Jerkass}} for all the movie, Charlie goes to save Anne Marie from drowning. But his watch (which represents his life) also falls also in the water. Since he cannot can't save both, Charlie takes Anne Marie to safety first, fully knowing that when his watch stops, [[YouAreWorthHell he will be sent to hell. Hell]]. This act of pure heroism is enough to bring him back to heaven.
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* Sunset Shimmer from ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' manages to do this twice.
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was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls the first movie]] and pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but there were plenty of people both in and out of universe who had doubts she was being genuine about it. genuine. In the sequel sequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', she struggles with her school and friends distrusting her for majority of Sunset [[ReformedButRejected still isn't trusted]] by the movie students, all while trying to be TheAtoner and even being mocked by the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] Dazzlings for her failures at being a villain and trying to earn forgiveness, but villain. But in their DarkestHour she DarkestHour, Sunset finally gets the courage to come between the Rainbooms' arguing and tell them why their magic hasn't been working, and realizing why the Dazzlings have been getting stronger for the whole movie. working. At the end of the movie, she steps on the field with her friends when they're on the verge of defeat despite having visible doubts she can or has any right to try and help them, giving them their HeroicSecondWind and winning the day. HeroicSecondWind. This in turn cements her Sunset's HeelFaceTurn as genuine genuine, and her place as TheHero of the spinoff series as a whole.
** She gets another one in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsForgottenFriendship Forgotten Friendship]]'' due to her friends having their memories of her HeelFaceTurn removed. removed via LaserGuidedAmnesia. When the BigBad is cornered and attempts to remove all of the Humane Six's Equestria Girls' memories from since they started of high school, Sunset performs a TakingTheBullet action and [[TakingTheBullet jumps in the way of the spell, spell]], losing all of her memories not just of her time as a high school, but of being human. This is enough to convince the Humane Six other Equestria Girls that even if they don't remember her Sunset being a good person, she's earned the right to be their friend.


** Can you count how many times Goku saved the Earth? Or the universe itself?

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** Can you count how many times While Goku saved has always been a heroic person, most of his exploits as a kid were done for more [[ItsPersonal personal reasons]] than for the Earth? Or greater good; like destroying the universe itself?Red Ribbon Army because they indirectly murdered his friend Bora and him killing King Piccolo and all of his children save Piccolo Jr. because they murdered Krillin and Master Roshi. The first truly selfless act Goku performs is when he [[HeroicSacrifice gives his life to stop Raditz]]. Although his primary reason for stopping Raditz is to save his son, he also never considers taking his brother's offer to kill one-hundred humans to get his son back and puts aside his pride to fight Raditz dirty: grabbing his tail and working with Piccolo in a 2 on 1 fight. Later, he gives his life, again, to keep Cell from blowing up the Earth, spiritually guides Gohan from the grave to restore his hope, and chooses to stay dead for everyone's protection since all the bad things that happened to Earth recently were directly or indirectly connected to him.


* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': For 3 ''FREAKIN' '' ''SEASONS'', [=BoJack=] has tried time and time again to become a better horseman, only to be hindered by his flaws, his egocentrism and his inability to open up. After having destroyed most of his relationships and failing to get recognition for his work in ''Secretariat'' in [[Recap/BojackHorsemanS3E12ThatWentWell "That Went Well"]], he leaves Hollywoo in an attempt to find himself. Upon his return, he meets Hollyhock, his possible illegitimate daughter. Developing a bond with her, this healthy relationship comes to an end after [[spoiler:Hollyhock is (accidentally) poisoned by his senile mother Beatrice, making her adoptive parents to forbid him from contacting her.]] Despite the unfairness of the situation, [=BoJack=] decides to stop sulking and help Hollyhock find out about the one reason she came for his help: finding out who was her mother, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark even offering to remain anonymous to her parents as long as she gets the information]]. Being the most selfless action he makes in the series, [[spoiler:Hollyhock calls him and [[EarnYourHappyEnding accepts him into her life]]. [[WhenHeSmiles His reaction says it all]].]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': For 3 ''FREAKIN' '' ''SEASONS'', [=BoJack=] has tried time and time again to become a better horseman, only to be hindered by his flaws, his egocentrism and his inability to open up. After having destroyed most of his relationships and failing to get recognition for his work in ''Secretariat'' in [[Recap/BojackHorsemanS3E12ThatWentWell "That Went Well"]], he leaves Hollywoo in an attempt to find himself. Upon his return, he meets Hollyhock, his possible illegitimate daughter. Developing a bond with her, this healthy relationship comes to an end after [[spoiler:Hollyhock is (accidentally) poisoned by his senile mother Beatrice, making her adoptive parents to forbid him from contacting her.]] Despite the unfairness of the situation, [=BoJack=] decides to stop sulking and help Hollyhock find out about the one reason she came for his help: finding out who was her mother, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark family and[[WhatYouAreInTheDark even offering to remain anonymous to her parents as long as she gets the information]]. Being the most selfless action he makes in the series, [[spoiler:Hollyhock calls him and [[EarnYourHappyEnding accepts him into her life]]. life]]... as her ''brother'' (Hollyhock is actually Bojack's half-sister, concieved when their father Butterscotch Horseman, had an affair with the maid.) [[WhenHeSmiles His reaction says it all]].]]


* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valiant risks his life to save a town of toons... and he hates toons!

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* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valiant risks is a washed-up drunk of a detective mourning the loss of his life brother killed by Toons, explaining his bias against him. However, this does not stop him from going to save a town all of toons... Toontown from a psychotic maniac [[spoiler: (in fact, said maniac who was the one who ''killed his brother in the first place'')]] and he hates toons!finding closure and moving on from his bias.

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** She gets another one in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsForgottenFriendship Forgotten Friendship]]'' due to her friends having their memories of her HeelFaceTurn removed. When the BigBad is cornered and attempts to remove all of the Humane Six's memories from since they started high school, Sunset performs a TakingTheBullet action and jumps in the way of the spell, losing all of her memories of her time as a human. This is enough to convince the Humane Six that even if they don't remember her being a good person, she's earned the right to be their friend.


** The whole crew made a frontier step when they declared war on the world to show how much they care about Robin.

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** The whole crew made a frontier step when they declared war on the world World Government to show how much they care about Robin.


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* One of these kicks off the plot of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Everyone thinks Yusuke Urameshi is just a selfish, hot-headed delinquent from a broken home, until he sacrifices his life to save a young boy from being hit by a car. Even the powers that be didn't see it coming, as they expected the boy to miraculously survive, and Yusuke is given a second chance at life for his heroic (if [[SenselessSacrifice ultimately pointless]]) deed.


* The biggest moment of this that everyone remembers from ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' has to be Han Solo, who was previously OnlyInItForTheMoney and NotInThisForYourRevolution and having previously left in order to pay off Jabba The Hutt, deciding to [[ChangedMyMindKid turn around and come back to Yavin]] in order to bail out Luke, who is being dogged by Vader, and give him the opportunity to destroy the Death Star once and for all.

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* The biggest moment of this that everyone remembers from ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' has to be Han Solo, who was previously OnlyInItForTheMoney and NotInThisForYourRevolution and having previously left in order to pay off Jabba The Hutt, deciding to [[ChangedMyMindKid turn around and come back to Yavin]] in order to [[BigDamnHeroes bail out Luke, who is being dogged by Vader, Luke]] and give him the opportunity to destroy the Death Star once and for all.Star.

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* The biggest moment of this that everyone remembers from ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' has to be Han Solo, who was previously OnlyInItForTheMoney and NotInThisForYourRevolution and having previously left in order to pay off Jabba The Hutt, deciding to [[ChangedMyMindKid turn around and come back to Yavin]] in order to bail out Luke, who is being dogged by Vader, and give him the opportunity to destroy the Death Star once and for all.


* In ''Film/PulpFiction'', Butch chooses not to escape and comes back to save a man from rape. The same man he had a deadly fight with minutes earlier.
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valliant risks his life to save a town of toons... and he hates toons!

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* In ''Film/PulpFiction'', Butch chooses not to escape and comes back with a katana to save a man from rape. rapists. The same man guy who he had a deadly fight with just minutes earlier.
earlier, and who wanted him dead for double-crossing him after agreeing to [[ThrowingTheFight throw a fight]].
* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valliant Valiant risks his life to save a town of toons... and he hates toons!



* In ''Film/TheKiller'', the moment that convinces Inspector Li that Jeff is [[HitmanWithAHeart not your ordinary assassin]] is when he saves a little girl who gets caught in the crossfire at the beach after he gets double-crossed by his boss on his [[OneLastJob last job]] meant to help pay for Jenny's eye surgery. He not only shields the kid from more gunfire, but he also drives her to the hospital -- with the cops in hot pursuit -- and has the doctors operate on her in order to save her life while in the middle of a standoff with Li.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has many of this, to contrast with the numerous MoralEventHorizon of the saga.
** Neville Longbottom, whose parents became insane, and got bullied for years by other students when his grandmother wasn’t ashamed of him, grew from an insecure and powerless kid to a handsome and fierce fighter for the Resistance in his school. He was brave enough to insult Voldemort and kill his snake with the sword of Grinffindor (that you can get only if you have the bravery of a hero).

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has many of this, to contrast with the numerous MoralEventHorizon {{Moral Event Horizon}}s of the saga.
** Neville Longbottom, whose parents became insane, and got bullied for years by other students when his grandmother wasn’t ashamed of him, grew from an insecure and powerless kid to a handsome and fierce fighter for the Resistance in his school. He was brave enough to insult Voldemort and kill his snake with the sword Sword of Grinffindor Gryffindor (that you can get only if you have the bravery of a hero).



** Perseus saved his future bride from a rampaging monster.
** Orpheus went down to HELL to save his wife.

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** Perseus saved his future bride from a rampaging monster.
monster, and his mom from an asshole king.
** Orpheus went down to HELL into the Underworld itself to save his wife.



** Hercules' twelve labors saved a whole bunch of people.

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* ''Film/TommyBoy'': For much of the movie, Tommy's ineptitude has prevented him from being able to sell brake pads. But then he convinces a surly waitress to give him special treatment, and [[SourSupporter Richard]] realizes that Tommy does have the ability to read people and tell them what they want to hear. After that, Tommy becomes a selling machine.


* Sunset Shimmer was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but there were plenty of people both in and out of universe who had doubts she was being genuine about it. In the sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', she struggles with her school and friends distrusting her for majority of the movie while trying to be TheAtoner and even being mocked by the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] for her failures at being a villain and trying to earn forgiveness, but in their darkest hour she finally gets the courage to come between the Rainbooms' arguing and tell them why their magic hasn't been working, and realizing why the Dazzlings have been getting stronger for the whole movie. At the end of the movie, she steps on the field with her friends when they're on the verge of defeat despite having visible doubts she can or has any right to try and help them, giving them their HeroicSecondWind and winning the day. This in turn cements her HeelFaceTurn as genuine and her place as TheHero of the spinoff series as a whole.

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* Sunset Shimmer was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but there were plenty of people both in and out of universe who had doubts she was being genuine about it. In the sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', she struggles with her school and friends distrusting her for majority of the movie while trying to be TheAtoner and even being mocked by the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] for her failures at being a villain and trying to earn forgiveness, but in their darkest hour DarkestHour she finally gets the courage to come between the Rainbooms' arguing and tell them why their magic hasn't been working, and realizing why the Dazzlings have been getting stronger for the whole movie. At the end of the movie, she steps on the field with her friends when they're on the verge of defeat despite having visible doubts she can or has any right to try and help them, giving them their HeroicSecondWind and winning the day. This in turn cements her HeelFaceTurn as genuine and her place as TheHero of the spinoff series as a whole.


* Sunset Shimmer was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but there were plenty of people both in and out of universe who had doubts she was being genuine about it. In the sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', she struggles with her school and friends distrusting her for majority of the movie while trying to be TheAtoner, but in their darkest hour she finally gets the courage to come between the Rainbooms' arguing and tell them why their magic hasn't been working, and realizing why the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] have been getting stronger for the whole movie. At the end of the movie, she steps on the field with her friends when they're on the verge of defeat despite having visible doubts she can or has any right to try and help them, giving them their HeroicSecondWind and winning the day. This in turn cements her HeelFaceTurn as genuine and her place as TheHero of the spinoff series as a whole.

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* Sunset Shimmer was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but there were plenty of people both in and out of universe who had doubts she was being genuine about it. In the sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', she struggles with her school and friends distrusting her for majority of the movie while trying to be TheAtoner, TheAtoner and even being mocked by the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] for her failures at being a villain and trying to earn forgiveness, but in their darkest hour she finally gets the courage to come between the Rainbooms' arguing and tell them why their magic hasn't been working, and realizing why the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] Dazzlings have been getting stronger for the whole movie. At the end of the movie, she steps on the field with her friends when they're on the verge of defeat despite having visible doubts she can or has any right to try and help them, giving them their HeroicSecondWind and winning the day. This in turn cements her HeelFaceTurn as genuine and her place as TheHero of the spinoff series as a whole.


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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Can you count how many times Goku saved the Earth? Or the universe itself?

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Can you count how many times Goku saved the Earth? Or the universe itself?



* Monkey D. Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' saved many towns from tyranny, but wasn’t called a hero before he saved the Fishmen. And he changed the life of each member of his crew, whom he helps to fulfill their own dream.

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Monkey D. Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' saved many towns from tyranny, but wasn’t wasn't called a hero before he saved the Fishmen. And he changed the life of each member of his crew, whom he helps to fulfill their own dream.



* Franchise/{{Batman}} went through so many horrors, so much loss and torture than any man would put the costume in the closet. But he keeps going, keeps fighting villains who hurt him in more and more personal ways, to protect a [[ViceCity corrupted city]], without anything in return. And [[ThouShaltNotKill he never kills anyone]]. Never. For these reasons, the mere fact that he keeps coming back to protect Gotham is a Heroes' Frontier Step.
** For a specific moment, his confrontation with Darkseid in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' where BatmanGrabsAGun, trumping his personal code for a "once-in-a-lifetime exception" to save the universe. Batman may be a man of principle, but he's willing to put it aside if it means saving everyone.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} went through so many horrors, so much loss and torture than any man would put the costume in the closet. But he keeps going, keeps fighting villains who hurt him in more and more personal ways, to protect a [[ViceCity corrupted city]], without anything in return. And [[ThouShaltNotKill he never kills anyone]]. Never. For these reasons, the mere fact that he keeps coming back to protect Gotham is a Heroes' Frontier Step.
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Step. For a specific moment, his confrontation with Darkseid in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' where BatmanGrabsAGun, trumping his personal code for a "once-in-a-lifetime exception" to save the universe. Batman may be a man of principle, but he's willing to put it aside if it means saving everyone.



** John Hartigan not only devoted his life and his honor to protect an innocent girl. He even committed suicide so Roark wouldn’t hurt her to get revenge on him.
-->''"An old man dies… a young woman lives. Fair trade. I love you, Nancy."''
** Marv is a murdering juggernaut and has so mental issues. But he killed only the criminals who made Sin City deserve its name. Yet, his Heroes Frontier Step is when he accepts to take the blame (and to get executed as a result) for murders he didn’t commit, that is the prostitutes and the woman he loved. Because if he didn’t, his mother would have been killed.
*** Oh, and like Hartigan, he saved a little girl (who was sold for sex) and brought her back to her mother.

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** John Hartigan not only devoted his life and his honor to protect an innocent girl. He girl, he even committed commits suicide so Roark wouldn’t wouldn't hurt her to get revenge on him.
-->''"An --->'''John Hartigan:''' An old man dies… dies... a young woman lives. Fair trade. I love you, Nancy."''
Nancy.
** Marv is a murdering juggernaut and has so mental issues. But he killed only the criminals who made Sin City deserve its name. Yet, his Heroes Heroes' Frontier Step is when he accepts to take the blame (and to get executed as a result) for murders he didn’t didn't commit, that is the prostitutes and the woman he loved. Because if he didn’t, didn't, his mother would have been killed.
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killed. Oh, and like Hartigan, he saved a little girl (who was sold for sex) and brought her back to her mother.



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* Disney movies have lots of villains, but they also have many pure hearted heroes to fight them.
** [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] didn't make a step when he saved Esmeralda. No. His HFS is when he holds Frollo by the cape and doesn't let him go. He wouldn't let the man who mistreated him for years, killed many gypsies, including his mother, fall to his death. This short moment definitely solves the riddle: "who is the monster and who is the man".
** [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hercules]] became a God the same way he became a hero: by saving the love of his life at the risk of his own.
** Being inspired by {{Hamlet}}, [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]] lost his father to his evil uncle. But unlike Hamlet, Simba doesn’t have a dilemma. He makes his choice right away, despite the anger he feels.
-->'''Scar:''' What are you going to do? You wouldn't kill your *own* uncle...?
-->'''Simba:''' No, Scar. I'm not like you.
** Disney/{{Aladdin}} is a poor street rat, who steals to survive. And what does he do after risking his life for a loaf of bread? He gives is to two little orphans. This one of the many selfless things he does along the series. One of the best is sacrificing his wish to become prince again to free his Genie.
*** Actually, he has a better one in WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries. When Mirage turns Jasmine into a monstruous snake, instead of rejecting her, Aladdin chooses to become like her, because of true love. Because of this, Mirage is forced to face her defeat and turn them back to normal.
** In the original ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' film, the title character rescuing Faline from Ronno and a pack of hunting dogs was to establish his evolution from a sweet but cowardly and oblivious kid to a selfless and bold young adult and future Prince of the Forest. [[Disney/BambiII The midquel]], however, sets it even earlier into childhood, when, despite being broken over being sent to live away from his father, he chooses to rescue his adoptive mother by [[HeroicSacrifice distracting a hunter's dogs onto him]].

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* Disney movies have lots of villains, but they also have many pure hearted heroes to fight them.
** [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]]
''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Quasimodo didn't make a step when he saved Esmeralda. No. His HFS is when he holds Frollo by the cape and doesn't let him go. He wouldn't let the man who mistreated him for years, killed many gypsies, including his mother, fall to his death. This short moment definitely solves the riddle: "who is the monster and who is the man".
** [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hercules]] became * Disney/{{Hercules}} becomes a God the same way he became a hero: by saving the love of his life at the risk of his own.
** * ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Being inspired by {{Hamlet}}, [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]] ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Simba lost his father to his evil uncle. But unlike Hamlet, Simba doesn’t doesn't have a dilemma. He makes his choice right away, despite the anger he feels.
-->'''Scar:''' What are you going to do? You wouldn't kill your *own* ''own'' uncle...?
-->'''Simba:'''
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'''Simba:'''
No, Scar. I'm not like you.
** * Disney/{{Aladdin}} is a poor street rat, who steals to survive. And what does he do after risking his life for a loaf of bread? He gives is to two little orphans. This one of the many selfless things he does along the series. One of the best is sacrificing his wish to become prince again to free his Genie.
*** Actually, he has a better one in WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries. When Mirage turns Jasmine into a monstruous snake, instead of rejecting her, Aladdin chooses to become like her, because of true love. Because of this, Mirage is forced to face her defeat and turn them back to normal.
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* In the original ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' film, the title character rescuing Faline from Ronno and a pack of hunting dogs was to establish his evolution from a sweet but cowardly and oblivious kid to a selfless and bold young adult and future Prince of the Forest. [[Disney/BambiII The midquel]], however, sets it even earlier into childhood, when, despite being broken over being sent to live away from his father, he chooses to rescue his adoptive mother by [[HeroicSacrifice distracting a hunter's dogs onto him]].



* Sunset Shimmer was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but there were plenty of people both in and out of universe who had doubts she was being genuine about it. In the sequel ''Rainbow Rocks'', she struggles with her school and friends distrusting her for majority of the movie while trying to be TheAtoner, but in their darkest hour she finally gets the courage to come between the Rainbooms' arguing and tell them why their magic hasn't been working, and realizing why the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] have been getting stronger for the whole movie. At the end of the movie, she steps on the field with her friends when they're on the verge of defeat despite having visible doubts she can or has any right to try and help them, giving them their HeroicSecondWind and winning the day. This in turn cements her HeelFaceTurn as genuine and her place as TheHero of the spinoff series as a whole.

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* Sunset Shimmer was the BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' and pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end, but there were plenty of people both in and out of universe who had doubts she was being genuine about it. In the sequel ''Rainbow Rocks'', ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', she struggles with her school and friends distrusting her for majority of the movie while trying to be TheAtoner, but in their darkest hour she finally gets the courage to come between the Rainbooms' arguing and tell them why their magic hasn't been working, and realizing why the [[BigBad Dazzlings]] have been getting stronger for the whole movie. At the end of the movie, she steps on the field with her friends when they're on the verge of defeat despite having visible doubts she can or has any right to try and help them, giving them their HeroicSecondWind and winning the day. This in turn cements her HeelFaceTurn as genuine and her place as TheHero of the spinoff series as a whole.



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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Marty saved his father and made him a lot more self-confident, brought Doc Brown back to life, saved his timeline (well… he is the one who gave Biff the idea to change it), and attempted to save Clara, who he didn't know at all.

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* In ''Film/BackToTheFuture'', Marty saved his father and made him a lot more self-confident, brought Doc Brown back to life, saved his timeline (well… (well... he is the one who gave Biff the idea to change it), and attempted to save Clara, who he didn't know at all.



* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valliant risked his life to save a town of toons… and he hates toons!

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* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valliant risked risks his life to save a town of toons… toons... and he hates toons!



** After escaping from the clutches of the Ten Rings, [[Film/IronMan1 Tony Stark]] travels back to Afghanistan to confront the terrorist group when they start using his company's weapons against an innocent village.
** [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The Hulk]] is considered by many to be nothing more than a mindless monster. He is shown to be more than that when he saves Betty from dying in the crossfire between him and the military.
** Film/{{Thor}} is stripped of his powers and banished due to his arrogance and hot-headedness. While on Earth, Thor begins to learn the importance of kindness and humility. So when Loki sends the Destroyer to kill him, Thor offers to sacrifice himself in order to spare the innocent civilians. This is the act of selflessness that makes him worthy to wield Mjölnir again.
** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve Rogers]] wanted to serve his country not for the glory of war, but because of his instinctive need to stick up for the little guy. After receiving an experimental super-soldier serum, Steve is turned into little more than a public attraction. In spite of this, Steve heads into enemy territory and single-handedly frees hundreds of prisoners from a POW camp. Once he returns to the camp with the prisoners marching behind him, the military realizes how great of a hero he truly is, turning him into an actual captain and allowing him to fight in the war with his own team of commandos.
** [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Peter Quill]] is an intergalactic thief who seems to be purely motivated by money and his own self-preservation. When Gamora is left floating in the vacuum of space however, Quill is willing to sacrifice himself when he gives her his helmet in order to survive. The rest of the Guardians later proof their worth when they are willing to fight Ronan and his forces despite the huge disadvantage they have.

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** ''Film/IronMan1'': After escaping from the clutches of the Ten Rings, [[Film/IronMan1 Tony Stark]] Stark travels back to Afghanistan to confront the terrorist group when they start using his company's weapons against an innocent village.
** [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'': The Hulk]] Hulk is considered by many to be nothing more than a mindless monster. He is shown to be more than that when he saves Betty from dying in the crossfire between him and the military.
** Film/{{Thor}} ''Film/{{Thor}}'': Thor is stripped of his powers and banished due to his arrogance and hot-headedness. While on Earth, Thor begins to learn the importance of kindness and humility. So when Loki sends the Destroyer to kill him, Thor offers to sacrifice himself in order to spare the innocent civilians. This is the act of selflessness that makes him worthy to wield Mjölnir again.
** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Steve Rogers]] Rogers wanted to serve his country not for the glory of war, but because of his instinctive need to stick up for the little guy. After receiving an experimental super-soldier serum, Steve is turned into little more than a public attraction. In spite of this, Steve heads into enemy territory and single-handedly singlehandedly frees hundreds of prisoners from a POW camp. Once he returns to the camp with the prisoners marching behind him, the military realizes how great of a hero he truly is, turning him into an actual captain and allowing him to fight in the war with his own team of commandos.
** [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Peter Quill]] Quill is an intergalactic thief who seems to be purely motivated by money and his own self-preservation. When Gamora is left floating in the vacuum of space however, Quill is willing to sacrifice himself when he gives her his helmet in order to survive. The rest of the Guardians later proof prove their worth when they are willing to fight Ronan and his forces despite the huge disadvantage they have.



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** Snape himself never stopped saving Harry’s life, even though he hates him as much as he hated his father. Also, Snape was despised by everyone but Dumbledore until his death because no one knew that he was a double agent. Suffering so much hate and losing the love of his life, but still protecting people without letting them know, made Snape the bravest man Harry ever knew.

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** Snape himself never stopped saving Harry’s Harry's life, even though he hates him as much as he hated his father. Also, Snape was despised by everyone but Dumbledore until his death because no one knew that he was a double agent. Suffering so much hate and losing the love of his life, but still protecting people without letting them know, made Snape the bravest man Harry ever knew.



** And, of course, Harry Potter himself. Granted, he gets easily angry and often acts before he thinks. Can you blame him? He was bullied by his foster family for years. He had to face monsters, injustice, torture, loss of loved ones, and he wasn’t even an adult! Actually, he has much more [[FreudianExcuse Freudian Excuses]] than Voldemort to become a murdering psychopath. What does he do? He saves his bullying cousin’s soul. He saves his rival’s life (twice). He treats every species, including elves and goblins, as an equal. He spares his enemies. He feels pity for the man who ruined his life. And he saves every… single… person… in danger. [[spoiler: And to top it off, he willingly walks into his (temporary, as it turns out) death.]] He made lots of HFS before defeating the most dangerous wizard of all time!

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** And, of course, Harry Potter himself. Granted, he gets easily angry and often acts before he thinks. Can you blame him? He was bullied by his foster family for years. He had to face monsters, injustice, torture, loss of loved ones, and he wasn’t even an adult! Actually, he has much more [[FreudianExcuse Freudian Excuses]] than Voldemort to become a murdering psychopath. What does he do? He saves his bullying cousin’s cousin's soul. He saves his rival’s life (twice). He treats every species, including elves and goblins, as an equal. He spares his enemies. He feels pity for the man who ruined his life. And he saves every… single… person… in danger. [[spoiler: And to top it off, he willingly walks into his (temporary, as it turns out) death.]] He made lots of HFS before defeating the most dangerous wizard of all time!



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** Hercules' 12 labors saved a whole bunch of people.

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** Hercules' 12 twelve labors saved a whole bunch of people.


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* Disney/{{Aladdin}} has a better one in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. When Mirage turns Jasmine into a monstrous snake, instead of rejecting her, Aladdin chooses to become like her, because of true love. Because of this, Mirage is forced to face her defeat and turn them back to normal.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': For 3 ''FREAKIN' '' ''SEASONS'', [=BoJack=] has tried time and time again to become a better horseman, only to be hindered by his flaws, his egocentrism and his inability to open up. After having destroyed most of his relationships and failing to get recognition for his work in ''Secretariat'' in [[Recap/BojackHorsemanS3E12ThatWentWell "That Went Well"]], he leaves Hollywoo in an attempt to find himself. Upon his return, he meets Hollyhock, his possible illegitimate daughter. Developing a bond with her, this healthy relationship comes to an end after [[spoiler:Hollyhock is (accidentally) poisoned by his senile mother Beatrice, making her adoptive parents to forbid him from contacting her.]] Despite the unfairness of the situation, [=BoJack=] decides to stop sulking and help Hollyhock find out about the one reason she came for his help: finding out who was her mother, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark even offering to remain anonymous to her parents as long as she gets the information]]. Being the most selfless action he makes in the series, [[spoiler:Hollyhock calls him and [[EarnYourHappyEnding accepts him into her life]]. [[WhenHeSmiles His reaction says it all]].]]
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