"You never get a Second Chance to make a Good First Impression"
He's served his time. He says he's seen the error of his ways and that he's reformed. Really.
Do you believe him?
The Reformed but Rejected Villain has done some pretty vile things in the past, but claims to have changed. But not everyone is willing to accept him. Despite his attempts to "go straight", he is dogged by suspicion and accusation. Sometimes the failure to gain acceptance will drive him back into his evil ways, thus invoking Then Let Me Be Evil.
Game and Story Use
- Bringing back a former NPC antagonist who claims to have reformed gives the players an interesting dilemma: Do they trust him, and how far?
- A PC might have a criminal background and is trying to redeem himself by working with the rest of the party.