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Buzz: I just want you to know that, even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote on my planet.
Woody: Oh. Well, that's good.
Buzz: But we're not on my planet...
are we?
~ Buzz Lightyear before brawling Woody in revenge for him pushing him out the window.
Ooh, so angry! Be careful, Samurai. So much stress will give you a heart attack! Oh! What am I saying? Please continue. Never mind what I said!
~ Aku taunting Jack as he fumes with rage over losing his last chance to return to the past.
Green Goblin: Poor Peter. Too weak to send me home to die?
Spider-Man: No. I just want to kill you myself.
Green Goblin: Atta boy.
~ Peter nearly giving in to his murderous impulses

Heroes who have moments where they have shown to deviate from their heroic moments to either do no heroic deeds or to do the opposite. These heroes have moments where they "heat up" and act differently than they normally would act. These moments are normally short, and the hero returns to doing good for others.

Examples include:

  1. A hero who has despaired and lost hope after losing someone close to them, being betrayed, being defeated or failed, having personal issues or they were being looked down by others. Usually, the hero would become hostile and resistant to do anything optimistic as they would rather give up instead of standing up for who they are. Sometimes, the hero would break into tears and lamenting over their problems. Under these circumstances, the hero would prefer to be alone and away from others. After this moment, the hero would come to get over their depression and go back to helping others (e.g. Bigweld, Mipha, Rosalina, Kirby, Alphonse Elric, Kairi, Olivia, Flik, She-Ra, Balto, Quasimodo, Moxy, Despereaux Tilling, Master Wu, and Thorax). In these circumstances, the heroes could even temporarily lose control and seek revenge. However, they managed to regain their sanity and mercifully spare others' lives for good (e.g. MCU Black Panther, MCU Spider-Man, Aang, and Goku). Some heroes can be nihilistic in some cases (e.g. John Coffey and Van Hohenheim).
  2. The hero becomes hostile and has moments of being a jerk to others. This may be because they are insecure, persuaded by others with bad influence, being annoyed, unintentionally doing it so or going through a phase in their character. In these moments, the heroes would break out of this mentality and apologize to those they have offended. In other moments, the heroes would learn from their behavior and not repeat it (e.g. Soichiro Yagami, Fox McCloud, Thomas O'Malley, Leorio Paladinight, Applejack from Equestria Girls, Esmeralda, Anne Boonchuy, Zoey, Kiara, and Hilda).
  3. The hero would lose their temper and get angry at others, mostly for good reasons. It is mainly because of something that irritates them, anyone making mistakes, getting into arguments, being deceived, or their loved ones getting harmed. However, the hero managed to calm down instantly and apologized for their outburst (e.g. Daffy Duck, The reboot version of Mrs. Beakley, Krystal, Queen Anna, Nisa, Ochaco Uraraka, Izuku Midoriya, Barbie, Elastigirl, Hercules, Princess Tiana, Fa Mulan, Tiff, Elizabeth Liones, Pacha, Princess Allura, The Meta Runner version of Tari, Bo Peep, Hubie, Mirabel Madrigal, Emmet Brickowski, Fluttershy from Equestria Girls, Ultraman Mebius, Shizuka Minamoto, Nemo, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Samurai Jack, Lloyd Garmadon, Horace Nebbercracker, Makoto Niijima, Malthus, Samuel Turfblu, Tea Gardner, and The anime version of Serena), though they sometimes don't apologize if the lash out was well reasoned. (e.g. Umi Matsuzaki, Maisie Lockwood, and Katsu Umino).
  4. The hero would make mistakes which had unintentionally caused problems with others. The reasons for this include mischief, carelessness, and somewhat doing reckless things without consent. Despite this, the hero would fix their mistakes and promised not to repeat it again (e.g. Mugman, Sora, Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls Z, Pinkie Pie from Equestria Girls, Dory, 9, Leni Loud, Pops Maellard, Ali Abdul, The SMG4 version of Tari, Sunny Starscout, James P. Sullivan, Izzy Moonbow, Barley Lightfoot, Belle, Madoka Kaname, Soos Ramirez, Judy Hopps, Might Guy, anime version of Kirby, and Rapunzel).
  5. The hero was exposed to toxins or forces that brought out their darkest qualities or something even worse. The heroes under these instances were either possessed, corrupted or brainwashed from an external source. However, the heroes managed to recovered themselves (e.g. Fluttershy, Courage the Cowardly Dog, SMG0, Buzz Lightyear, Raimiverse Spider-Man, Yugi Muto, Naruto Uzumaki, Nari, Frodo Baggins, Terrako, Tanjiro Kamado, Master Fu, Palutena, Nia Teppelin, Paper Princess Peach, Twilight Sparkle from Equestria Girls, Shigeo Kageyama, and Glamrock Freddy).
  6. The hero could be temporarily allying with the villains for their good intentions, on undercover, pragmatic reasons or being manipulated by them for their own gains. However, the heroes would eventually realize it and rebelled against them for this. (e.g. Rarity from Equestria Girls, The reboot version of Webby Vanderquack, The Flash, The Chosen One, Zane, Flint Lockwood, Sandbar, Fenton Crackshell Cabrera/Gizmoduck, Supergirl, Kovu, and Android 16)
  7. The hero can have a mental breakdown or a tantrum, such as anxiety, depression, or worse, losing control of themselves. However, they managed to get over with it (e.g. Melony, All Might, Kenzo Tenma, Tsuyu Asui, Po, Eri, Queen Elsa, Princess Zelda, Mirio Togata, and Katelin).
  8. The hero who has moments of antagonizing others for any reasons, including for good. However, they later reformed themselves and apologized for their actions, sometimes they don't apologize if it's well-reasoned (e.g. AiAi, Papyrus, Mario, all versions of Link including Young Link and Toon Link, Meta Knight, and Iroh).

It is important to note that these heroes are either apologetic after their heating-up moments or they learn from their actions, with the exception of mild or well-reasoned cases which aren't negative at all. After these moments, these heroes also reflect and learn from their actions and make necessary steps towards becoming better individuals for those around them.

This is the opposite to Pure Evils with Cooling-off Periods.

They are considered the brighter counterpart to On & Off Heroes who cannot qualify as Pure Good due to their anti-heroical attributes. However, the thing that gets these ones here is how they are more than willing to pick the side of good and have a moral agency and have no corrupting factors and if they have had any back then they likely have shedded their corrupting factors away and redeemed themselves like Redeemed Villains or Wholly Reformed.

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