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Basic Trope: A character succumbs to his/her dark side.

  • Straight: Jason becomes a monster named Johnny for the rest of his life.
  • Exaggerated: After having enough of being tormented by Johnny, Jason has decided to drink a potion with an ingredient that leads him to become Johnny for the rest of his life.
  • Downplayed: ???
  • Justified: Jason suffered a pretty nasty incident, leaving him to believe that "Jason' is dead. Johnny takes over from here.
  • Inverted:
    • Split-Personality Merge
    • Johnny the monster becomes Jason, a more friendly character.
  • Subverted: It seems like Johnny tries to take over Jason, but the latter is resisting...
  • Double Subverted: ...only to give up at some point.
  • Parodied: Johnny is a harmless villain, so Jason lets him take over so he and his friends could have some fun.
  • Zig Zagged: "Oh no, Johnny takes me over! Wait, he isn't... he IS! Oh, he isn't..."
  • Averted: Jason keeps his evil side in check, and full takeover is not listed in Johnny's plans. Or, Jason has no split personality at all.
  • Enforced: "We're out of villains. Wait, we got Jason's internal struggle against Johnny! Let a bad side win it."
  • Lampshaded: "It's the other Jason, the one we don't like!"
  • Invoked: After a takeover, every time Johnny meets any Jason's friend, he brags about it.
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  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Jason acts like he has an evil personality, but actually, HE is a villain in disquise. The alleged takeover is a part of a plan that benefits him either way. If his friends try to beat Johnny out of him he can pretend it worked and milk the incident for sympathy for a later Evil Plan. If they abandon him, he can guilt them with it, and more importantly, he can stop pretending to be good because Being Good Sucks.
  • Discussed: "I really hope my evil alter ego won't take me over and try to kill all of you."
  • Conversed: "Is it really that hard to get rid of Johnny? Has Jason tried calling a therapist or something yet?"
  • Deconstructed: Johnny effectively ruins Jason's life, hurting or even killing his close friends(unaware of his other half), getting him in jail, and being deemed a monster. Johnny feels like he's done and lets Jason take over from here, forcing him to live with consequences.
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  • Reconstructed: Abuse from said consequences makes Jason want to get Johnny back in action. The latter agrees, realizing that prison walls are very boring. Johnny escapes jail and continues his life as a villain.

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