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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': E.Z Ponder, the sheriff of Ray's old hometown in the South turns out to be this, as ''everything'' pointed to him being a CorruptHick DirtyCop who was trying to steal Ray's brothers pot farm for himself. As it turns out, Ray's brother was lying, and Ray had just believed him because of what an enormous asshole Ponder had been in high school. In reality, Ponder had not only cleaned up his act and became an honest cop, he's also an elder of the local church, and had gone out of his way to settle the matter peacefully before being forced to use the law.
--> '''Ponder''': Why would I [steal the dope farm]?
--> '''Ray''': Well, you did used to pick on me a bunch in high school.
--> '''Ponder''': Well I'm ''sorry''! I was a ''dick'' in high school!


* Arisa from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was a bully back in preschool, but she got that attitude slapped out of her by Nanoha (giving her the honor of being the first character ever [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] in canon). Her former bullying victim Suzuka ended up becoming her best friend ([[LesYay and possibly more]]), a friendship that is shown in the first ''[=StrikerS=]'' Sound Stage to still be going strong more than a decade after the fact.

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* Arisa from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was a bully back in preschool, but she got that attitude slapped out of her by Nanoha (giving her the honor of being the first character ever [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] in canon). Her former bullying victim Suzuka ended up becoming her best friend ([[LesYay and possibly more]]), a friendship that is shown in the first ''[=StrikerS=]'' Sound Stage to still be going strong more than a decade after the fact.when they're in collage.


** [[RunningGag The Grrreat and Powerful]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Trrrrixie]]!! is a braggart and a bully to Twilight in her first appearance (possibly out of concern that Twilight would heckle her and mess up her image as a performer, as some of her friends were doing). Then Twilight accidentally shows her up in the process of saving Ponyville, and she skips town. In her next appearance, after she fails to get back at Twilight and spends most of the episode possessed by an amulet, she comes up to Twilight and apologizes.

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** [[RunningGag The Grrreat and Powerful]] [[SmallNameBigEgo Trrrrixie]]!! is a braggart and a bully to Twilight in her first appearance (possibly out of concern that Twilight would heckle her and mess up her image as a performer, as some of her friends were doing). Then Twilight accidentally shows her up in the process of saving Ponyville, and she skips town. In her next appearance, after she fails to get back at Twilight and spends most of the episode possessed by an amulet, she comes up to Twilight and apologizes. She further redeems herself when she becomes friends with Starlight Glimmer in Season 6.


** Slink is the one we know the least about and the only one never to have an episode of his own. Still he counts too as he gave up bullying with the rest of them.

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** While Slink is the one we know the least about and the only one never to have an episode of his own. Still he counts too as he also gave up bullying with the rest of them.them, when he finally gets his own episode in Season 22, it's revealed that he's having self-doubts over whether he has a special talent. Once he overcomes it by the end, he learns he's a very good paperboy.


* Arisa from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was a bully back in preschool, but she got that attitude slapped out of her by Nanoha (giving her the honor of being the first character ever [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] in canon). Her former bullying victim Suzuka would end up becoming her best friend ([[LesYay and possibly more]]) well into their college years.

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* Arisa from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was a bully back in preschool, but she got that attitude slapped out of her by Nanoha (giving her the honor of being the first character ever [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] in canon). Her former bullying victim Suzuka would end ended up becoming her best friend ([[LesYay and possibly more]]) well into their college years.more]]), a friendship that is shown in the first ''[=StrikerS=]'' Sound Stage to still be going strong more than a decade after the fact.


* Arisa from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was a bully back in preschool, but she got that attitude slapped out of her by Nanoha (giving her the honor of being the first character ever [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] in canon).

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* Arisa from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' was a bully back in preschool, but she got that attitude slapped out of her by Nanoha (giving her the honor of being the first character ever [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended]] in canon). Her former bullying victim Suzuka would end up becoming her best friend ([[LesYay and possibly more]]) well into their college years.


* ''Series/CobraKai'': In season 2 Johnny meets up with the rest of the Cobra Kai [=OGs=], most of whom have turned into mature, well-adjusted adults. Bobby, who was the least jerkass of them, is now a pastor. Jimmy is a dedicated husband and father with nothing but contempt for the Cobra Kai ethos, and Tommy has made his peace with the world. The only exception is Dutch, who doesn't appear on account of being in prison[note:] Dutch would probably have turned his life around in a similar way, had he appeared, but Chad [=McQueen=] was forced to turn the role down due to prior commitments [/note].

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* ''Series/CobraKai'': In season 2 Johnny meets up with the rest of the Cobra Kai [=OGs=], most of whom have turned into mature, well-adjusted adults. Bobby, who was the least jerkass of them, is now a pastor. Jimmy is a dedicated husband and father with nothing but contempt for the Cobra Kai ethos, and Tommy has made his peace with the world. The only exception is Dutch, who doesn't appear on account of being in prison[note:] Dutch would probably have turned his life around in a similar way, had he appeared, but Chad [=McQueen=] was forced to turn the role down due to prior commitments [/note].prison.

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* ''Series/CobraKai'': In season 2 Johnny meets up with the rest of the Cobra Kai [=OGs=], most of whom have turned into mature, well-adjusted adults. Bobby, who was the least jerkass of them, is now a pastor. Jimmy is a dedicated husband and father with nothing but contempt for the Cobra Kai ethos, and Tommy has made his peace with the world. The only exception is Dutch, who doesn't appear on account of being in prison[note:] Dutch would probably have turned his life around in a similar way, had he appeared, but Chad [=McQueen=] was forced to turn the role down due to prior commitments [/note].


* ''Series/MyHeroAcademia'': Played with in regards to Bakugou. He starts the series as a SmugSuper who takes pleasure in bullying and picking on the weaker much Midoriya. A few chapters in and Midoriya has gained his own super power and starts standing up to him at the same time that the two join a prestigious HeroAcademy, which is unlikely to tolerate that behavior, and their classmates are not intimidated by him, with many being actually as powerful or skilled than him, sometimes even more. So he stops being a bully, but he maintains the same personality, except that he ''can't'' bully anyone anymore. He later starts befriending some of his classmates and even Midoriya, leading to him playing this trope straight, while still having quite the unpleasant personality.

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* ''Series/MyHeroAcademia'': ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': Played with in regards to Bakugou. He starts the series as a SmugSuper who takes pleasure in bullying and picking on the weaker much Midoriya. A few chapters in and Midoriya has gained his own super power and starts standing up to him at the same time that the two join a prestigious HeroAcademy, which is unlikely to tolerate that behavior, and their classmates are not intimidated by him, with many being actually as powerful or skilled than him, sometimes even more. So he stops being a bully, but he maintains the same personality, except that he ''can't'' bully anyone anymore. He later starts befriending some of his classmates and even Midoriya, leading to him playing this trope straight, while still having quite the unpleasant personality.

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* ''Series/MyHeroAcademia'': Played with in regards to Bakugou. He starts the series as a SmugSuper who takes pleasure in bullying and picking on the weaker much Midoriya. A few chapters in and Midoriya has gained his own super power and starts standing up to him at the same time that the two join a prestigious HeroAcademy, which is unlikely to tolerate that behavior, and their classmates are not intimidated by him, with many being actually as powerful or skilled than him, sometimes even more. So he stops being a bully, but he maintains the same personality, except that he ''can't'' bully anyone anymore. He later starts befriending some of his classmates and even Midoriya, leading to him playing this trope straight, while still having quite the unpleasant personality.

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Brun [[https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=3951 accidentally]] caused a JerkJock to become one of these with a single ArmorPiercingResponse:
-->'''Brun:''' ''[In {{Flashback}}]'' High school is going to be [[BestYearsOfYourLife the best part of your life]]. Everything after now will be a slow slide into obscurity and misery. Enjoy it while it lasts.\\
'''Renee:''' ''[In present]'' I looked Jed up a while ago and nowadays he's a pro wingsuit glider and motivational speaker. You gave that dude a ''complex''.

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* ''WebComic/PvP'': Teezo Cunningham, Francis high school bully, turns out to have become one of these when Francis meets him at their reunion. While he doesnt remember Francis specifically, he knows he was a huge asshole in school and went to the reunion specifically to apologize to everyone he tormented.

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* [[Manga/MyHeroAcademia Bakugou Katsuki]] takes this trope and runs with it in ''FanFic/SeeItAllInBloom'', to the point where ''[[ADayInTheLimelight will i ever be more than i've always been?]]'' focuses on his efforts to prevent other people from being bullied like how he bullied Izuku.


* In ''Literature/TheWishList'', [[spoiler:Brendan Ball, Lowrie's childhood bully, turns out to be this. Lowrie intended to face him again as an adult and clock him one good, but Brendan turned out to be friendly and remorseful for his past actions, and the two ended up bonding.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheWishList'', [[spoiler:Brendan Ball, Lowrie's childhood bully, turns out to be this. Lowrie intended to face him again as an adult and clock him one good, but Brendan turned out to be friendly and remorseful for his past actions, and the two ended end up bonding.]]

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