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When a character is tempted to do a Face Heel Turn or a Heel Face Turn, it is often the result of much Character Development in their lives, forcing them to weigh their nature, goals, loves and even hates in balance. It is by no means a simple or trivial matter, so we here at TV Tropes have decided to make discovering the likelihood of such an event for a character simpler. But since we already have a All the Tropes Wiki Drinking Game, we decided to make it a sorting algorithm instead!
To use the Algorithm, take each column's "Score", divide it by the number of applicable rows in the column, repeat for every column, and add the results together. Post your results in the WMG page for this article, where these tables have been copied for your convenience.
Algorithm of Villains Turning Good
Algorithm of Heroes Turning Evil
|Likelihood of turning Heel||Never||Highly unlikely||Who knows?||Quite probable||"Muhahaha!"|
|Species if there are others besides humans||Superior Species||Pleasant sapients: Green-Skinned Space Babe, Friendly Neighbourhood Vampire, Our Elves Are Better||Humans, Other Animals||Anything inhuman that looks creepy||Sentient technology: Cyborgs, uncannily clever AI|
|Age||Children Are Innocent||Older and Wiser||Middle Aged||Teenager||Young Adult|
|Role||The Hero||Faceless soldier||True Companions||Freelancer||Second-in-command such as The Lancer|
|Aesthetics||Cute, pretty or attractive||Dignified||Average||A bit predatory such as yellow eyes or somewhat "gothic" such as Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette||Attractively scarred, sexy and seductive or otherworldly such as white hair, red eyes|
|Motivation for doing good||Good Feels Good, compassion||Love and loyalty||Worldview and honor such as The Fettered, Defector From Decadence||Habit||Actually, why? Or for the glory|
|Characterization||Evil can't touch them: Incorruptible Pure Pureness, The Messiah, The Fool||Won't sink any lower than this: Anti-Hero, Byronic Hero||Surly, bitter||Bordering on hubris: Hotheaded, arrogant, likes to play with dangerous stuff||Loners Are Freaks|
|Contentness with life in general and good in particular||Enjoying every minute||Doing well||Neutral||Life is hard||Angst, angst, angst...|
|Morality of the story||Rousseau Was Right||Black and White Morality||The Good, the Bad, and The Evil||Grey and Gray Morality||Black and Gray Morality|
|Cynicism of the story||Idealistic||Cynical|