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* A slight subversion in ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', in which [[{{Bifauxnen}} King]] and [[SNKBoss Takuma]] were originally cast as villains who worked for series antagonist, [[BaldOfEvil Mr.]] [[TheDragon Big.]] The former was forcibly conscripted after being beaten by Jack and his gang, while the latter was blackmailed, by Mr. Big, who had [[IHaveYourWife kidnapped Takuma's daughter, Yuri.]]

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* A slight subversion in ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', in which ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'':
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[[{{Bifauxnen}} King]] and [[SNKBoss Takuma]] were originally cast as villains who worked for series antagonist, [[BaldOfEvil Mr.]] [[TheDragon Big.]] The former was forcibly conscripted after being beaten by Jack and his gang, while the latter was blackmailed, by Mr. Big, who had [[IHaveYourWife kidnapped Takuma's daughter, Yuri.]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' ends up turned evil after her foe, [[BigBad Risky Boots]] sabotaged her uncle's invention. Her friends use ThePowerOfFriendship to turn her back in a cutscene (or DLC) and then she is back to normal.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' ends up turned evil after her foe, [[BigBad Risky Boots]] sabotaged her uncle's invention. Her friends use ThePowerOfFriendship to turn her back in a cutscene (or DLC) and then she is back to normal.



* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'': Chloe underwent a period of villainy when she donned the [[AmplifierArtifact Doom Panties]] prematurely. This caused her crush on [[spoiler: Layla's fiance, Dio]], along with her feelings of inadequacy, to draw out her SuperpoweredEvilSide. Thankfully, she got better and is back to [[https://pixietrixcomix.com/eerie-cuties/2012-05-23 her lovable self.]] ...And promptly shipped off to a spin-off series.

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* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'': Chloe underwent a period of villainy when she donned the [[AmplifierArtifact Doom Panties]] prematurely. This caused her crush on [[spoiler: Layla's fiance, Dio]], along with her feelings of inadequacy, to draw out her SuperpoweredEvilSide. Thankfully, she got better and is back to [[https://pixietrixcomix.com/eerie-cuties/2012-05-23 her lovable self.]] ...And self]]... and promptly shipped off to a spin-off series.


* In ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'', this happens to Sh'lainn twice;

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'', ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiraciesAliensMythsAndLegends'', this happens to Sh'lainn twice;


* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels was basically always a face after his comeback in 2002, but he turned evil for about a month to beat up Wrestling/HulkHogan. Literally the night after the match he was back to being a good guy.

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* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels was basically always a face after his comeback in 2002, but he turned evil for about a month to beat up Wrestling/HulkHogan. Literally the night after the match he was back to being a good guy. Other than that, [[AmericansHateTingle he plays a heel]] [[Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob whenever he’s in Canada]]. Post-retirement, he did briefly turn heel after costing [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] a WWE title match, but went back to being a face once that was over.



* Wrestling/RonKillings, as R-Truth, has been a consistent babyface in WWE ever since his return in 2008, but had a brief stint as a heel for the latter half of 2011.
* Wrestling/KofiKingston was a heel for most of Wrestling/TheNewDay’s first year together as a team. Other than that, he’s always been a babyface.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Jorgen Von Strangle in the episode "Action Packed!". While he's normally merely a JerkAss (albeit with a HiddenHeartOfGold), Timmy's wish that his life was an action movie turns Jorgen into an action movie villain, who kidnaps fairies and uses a machine to suck the magic energy out of them and transfer it to himself, making him even more powerful and gigantically muscle-bound. Luckily, he's returned to normal when the wish is unwished.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
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Jorgen Von Strangle in the episode "Action Packed!". While he's normally merely a JerkAss (albeit with a HiddenHeartOfGold), Timmy's wish that his life was an action movie turns Jorgen into an action movie villain, who kidnaps fairies and uses a machine to suck the magic energy out of them and transfer it to himself, making him even more powerful and gigantically muscle-bound. Luckily, he's returned to normal when the wish is unwished.unwished.
** Timmy himself in "Nega-Timmy", who is transformed into a villain after he wishes to do the opposite of what he is told, but is told to "be good" by his dad.
** Cosmo and Wanda in "Future Lost", after they become BrainwashedAndCrazy robots.
** Timmy’s dad in the BadFuture shown in "Father Time".
** "The Masked Magician" has two examples, Mr. Bickles throughout most of the episode, and Britney Britney by the end.
** Tootie is usually a sympathetic character, but she’s clearly a villain in a number of episodes, like "Timmy’s 2-D House of Horror" and "Dread n’ Breakfast".


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' has done this several times: Examples include Sheen in "Sheen’s Brain", Libby in "The Tomorrow Boys", and even Jimmy himself in "Hall Monster". The first ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTimmyPowerHour'' meanwhile did this to Goddard.


This is for when a character who is normally neutral, good or just normally non-villainous, temporarily switches sides and/or has a noticeable temporary drop in morality. May be caused and justified by a character being NotHimself. Otherwise NegativeContinuity will likely play a huge role. The latter is especially true in nonsensical and farcical comedies where consistency is not a strong element. The character will go back to being his or her old self by either the end of the episode or the next episode.

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This is for when a character who is normally neutral, good or just normally non-villainous, temporarily switches sides and/or has a noticeable temporary drop in morality. May be caused and justified by a character being NotHimself.NotHimself, or ForcedIntoEvil if someone else threatens them or a loved one. Otherwise NegativeContinuity will likely play a huge role. The latter is especially true in nonsensical and farcical comedies where consistency is not a strong element. The character will go back to being his or her old self by either the end of the episode or the next episode.



* In the Black Rose duelist arc of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', some of the people Utena has to fight are her brainwashed friends.

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* In the Black Rose duelist arc of ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', some of the people Utena has to fight are her brainwashed friends.¨
* ''Manga/FoodWars'': Akira Hayama temporarily joins the now Central-controlled Council of Ten under Azami Nakiri's administration, much to the consternation of Soma when he appears to evaluate him as part of the Promotion Exams. It's later revealed he did so because Azami blackmailed him by threatening to take Jun's lifelong research and shut down the Shiomi Seminar.


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* ''Animation/BoBoiBoy'': When [[ShockAndAwe BoBoiBoy Lightning]] got kidnapped and "tortured" by the bad guys, he transformed into the ruthless [[NextTierPowerUp BoBoiBoy Thunderstorm]] upon reaching his RageBreakingPoint. Due to his worsening memory from [[LiteralSplitPersonality being split up for too long]], he easily believes the villains are his friends and becomes one himself for the rest of the episode by [[CriminalAmnesiac by attacking his friends and the other elementals]]. Once his memory returns, he becomes good again.

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* ''Animation/BoBoiBoy'': When [[ShockAndAwe BoBoiBoy Lightning]] got kidnapped and "tortured" by the bad guys, he transformed into the ruthless [[NextTierPowerUp BoBoiBoy Thunderstorm]] upon reaching his RageBreakingPoint. Due to his worsening memory from [[LiteralSplitPersonality being split up for too long]], he easily believes the villains are his friends and becomes one himself for the rest of the episode by [[CriminalAmnesiac by attacking his friends and the other elementals]]. Once his memory returns, he becomes good again.


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* ''Comicbook/{{Axis}}'': Numerous superheroes -- Iron Man, [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Power Man]], and the ComicBook/XMen, to name a few -- have their moral alignments inverted, resulting in Power Man becoming a ruthless gangster, and the X-Men deciding to carry out a genocide on all non-mutants.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Axis}}'': Numerous superheroes -- Iron Man, [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire [[ComicBook/LukeCage Power Man]], and the ComicBook/XMen, to name a few -- have their moral alignments inverted, resulting in Power Man becoming a ruthless gangster, and the X-Men deciding to carry out a genocide on all non-mutants.


Contrast with JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and/or MoralEventHorizon, which are more permanent and generally take place in a series with a standard level of continuity (though the MoralEventHorizon can take place in a NegativeContinuity show and overlap with this in some special cases). See also CompressedVice for problems other than villainy (though they may be the cause for it) that last an episode.

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Contrast with JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope and/or MoralEventHorizon, which are more permanent and generally take place in a series with a standard level of continuity (though the MoralEventHorizon can take place in a NegativeContinuity show and overlap with this in some special cases). See also CompressedVice for problems other than villainy (though they may be the cause for it) that last an episode.
episode. Not to be confused with TheInfiltration, when a good guy pretends to turn bad to infiltrate the villain's organization.

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* ''Animation/BoBoiBoy'': When [[ShockAndAwe BoBoiBoy Lightning]] got kidnapped and "tortured" by the bad guys, he transformed into the ruthless [[NextTierPowerUp BoBoiBoy Thunderstorm]] upon reaching his RageBreakingPoint. Due to his worsening memory from [[LiteralSplitPersonality being split up for too long]], he easily believes the villains are his friends and becomes one himself for the rest of the episode by [[CriminalAmnesiac by attacking his friends and the other elementals]]. Once his memory returns, he becomes good again.
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* Many episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' will sometimes place certain characters in antagonistic roles to fit the fantasy. "Animal Kong" has Animal grow to giant size and throw a temper tantrum when he isn't allowed to play his drums. The superhero episodes will have Gonzo as a villain with Animal and Fozzie as his sidekicks. "Library Leapfrog" puts Summer and Piggy in the role when they act like thieves and steal Robin's game.

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* Many episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' will sometimes place certain characters in antagonistic roles to fit the fantasy. "Animal Kong" has Animal grow to giant size and throw a temper tantrum when he isn't allowed to play his drums. The superhero episodes will have Gonzo as a villain Dr. Meanzo with Animal and Fozzie as his sidekicks.sidekicks, Meanimal and The Noodler. "Library Leapfrog" puts Summer and Piggy in the role when they act like thieves and steal Robin's game.

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* Many episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' will sometimes place certain characters in antagonistic roles to fit the fantasy. "Animal Kong" has Animal grow to giant size and throw a temper tantrum when he isn't allowed to play his drums. The superhero episodes will have Gonzo as a villain with Animal and Fozzie as his sidekicks. "Library Leapfrog" puts Summer and Piggy in the role when they act like thieves and steal Robin's game.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Vampirina}}'' episode "April Ghoul's Day" has the Hauntley family, particularly Vee, take on a slightly antagonistic role when they keep pranking Poppy and Bridget with a barrage of tricks. Fortunately, it's portrayed in an Main/InnocentlyInsensitive way where they're just really into their game. They accept being pranked by Poppy and Bridget as well as apologize for going too far, realizing that it's all about everyone having fun.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YinYangYo'': Master Yo is accidentally made evil thanks to drinking from a cup that had Carl's evil germs, and goes on a city-wide rampage. Yin manages to get Yo to drink from a cup that has her germs, which defeat Carl's germs and turn Yo good again.


** In "The Name", he becomes a villain [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext because of a a different part of his personality that he can not control]].

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** In "The Name", he becomes a villain [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext because of a a different part of his personality that he can not control]].


This is for when a character who is normally neutral, good, or just normally non-villainous, temporarily switches sides and/or has a noticeable temporary drop in morality. May be caused and justified by a character being NotHimself. Otherwise NegativeContinuity will likely play a huge role. The latter is especially true in nonsensical and farcical comedies where consistency is not a strong element. The character will go back to being his or her old self by either the end of the episode or the next episode.

Compare FaceHeelTurn & HeelFaceTurn, when a character either turns evil or good permanently or for a few episodes or seasons.

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This is for when a character who is normally neutral, good, good or just normally non-villainous, temporarily switches sides and/or has a noticeable temporary drop in morality. May be caused and justified by a character being NotHimself. Otherwise NegativeContinuity will likely play a huge role. The latter is especially true in nonsensical and farcical comedies where consistency is not a strong element. The character will go back to being his or her old self by either the end of the episode or the next episode.

Compare FaceHeelTurn & and HeelFaceTurn, when a character either turns evil or good permanently or for a few episodes or seasons.

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