Half-Baked Redemptions

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A Half-Baked Redemption is when a villain who is written to be very evil suddenly redeems without any hints of redemption before this happened. This kind of redemption is a poor move in terms of writing and teaching mercy and forgiveness in fiction.

Examples

  • Rei Isurugei (Gegege No Kitaro (2018 – 2020))
  • Spinel (Steven Universe: The Movie)
  • Snowball (The Secret Life of Pets)
  • Erisio (Kirakira★PreCure a la Mode (2017))
  • Queen Barb (Trolls World Tour)
  • Gabby Gabby (Toy Story 4)
  • Stalyan (Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure (2017-2020))
  • Gai Amatsu (Kamen Rider Zero-One)
  • Bucky (Z-O-M-B-I-E-S)
  • Catra (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018-2020))
  • Miss Nettle (Sofia the First (2013-2018))
  • Prisma (Sofia the First (2013-2018))
  • Princess Ivy (Sofia the First (2013-2018))
  • Nyx and the Fairy Scouts (Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast)
  • Tess Tyler (Camp Rock)
  • Quipue (Elena of Avalor (2016-2020))
  • Douglas Davenport (Lab Rats (2012-2016))
  • Colonel Tinker (Rupert (1991-1997))
  • Raiden the Moon King (Kubo and the Two Strings)
  • Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts Series)
  • Big Tex Arkana (Buddy Thunderstruck (2017))
  • Xian Lang (Mulan (2020))
  • Ayato Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Toru Mutsuki (Tokyo Ghoul:re)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (2010-2019)) His redemption in Season 3's "Keep Calm and Flutter On" was rushed, but in later seasons (most notably season 4's "Twilight's Kingdom" his redemption is more justified.)
  • Void Dark (Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance)
  • The Spy Girls (UglyDolls)
  • Sosuke Aizen (Bleach) His redemption in the Thousand Year Blood War Arc manga felt rather forced.

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