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    Default Dsillusionment: Characters and Trope

    This question was posed to me and I wasn't sure how to answer it.

    Looking for characters who once idolized someone or something, only to be seriously disappointed. Disappointed enough to do a 180 degrees turn and become the sworn enemy of that which they once admired and supported.

    Any suggestions?

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    What about the main villain Syndrome from the Incredibles movies.

    Sorry that is what came to mind because my friend and I watched that this afternoon
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    Buddy Pine. He was the kid in The Invincibles who became their villain Syndrome.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Kurtz, but he is also completely gone.

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    William Burnside, Captain America from the 50s, who idolized then fought Steve Rogers.

    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    From Transformers, Orion Pax idolized Megatron (in the '80s animated series):
    https://tfumux.fandom.com/wiki/Orion_Pax

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    What about the main villain Syndrome from the Incredibles movies.

    Sorry that is what came to mind because my friend and I watched that this afternoon
    This was the first thing I thought of as well.

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    I think silver-age Lex Luthor counts. He really wanted to be a good guy when he was teen but after his friendship with Superboy fell apart and people in Smallville turned against him, then he slowly turned evil.

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    Here is one I thought of. How about Clash from Amazing Spiderman. In the Learning to Crawl storyline he loved Spiderman was a huge fan and ended up hating him and fighting him after meeting him.
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    Jason Todd got pretty disillusioned with Batman's "no killing" code, I'd say.
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    The Plutonian from Irredeemable - basically Superman snaps and destroys the world.

    And the reverse in the companion book, Incorruptible, where the fallen hero's main villain has an epiphany and tries to be heroic (much harder than the opposite).
    Dark does not mean deep.

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