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25 mind-blowing instances when people on the internet had major character arcs in real life

Here are some genuine stories of individuals who underwent major changes and had profound realizations on the internet.

25 mind-blowing instances when people on the internet had major character arcs in real life
Cover Image Source: (L) Reddit | u/Mr_Betts05; (R) Reddit | u/HyperBeta

Character arcs are essential tools in any compelling story. Well-written stories will have characters that go through a lot of changes over the course of a given period of time and ultimately, it enhances every detail about them. Having strong arcs helps characters become likable to people and also contributes to making the story more interesting. It's always intriguing to witness a character overcome a series of ups and downs to emerge victorious

Image Source: Reddit | u/werid_panda_eat_cake
Image Source: Reddit | u/werid_panda_eat_cake

While it's common to see character arcs in stories, there are many live examples of people going through drastic changes on the internet. The subreddit r/characterarcs contains snippets of people who had profound realizations at least once on the internet. From individuals not getting a joke or reference to accepting their mistake, the page has it all. It also takes place much quicker than one would see in a story. Here are 25 of the most interesting instances of character arcs that have happened in real life.

1. Believing that the Earth is flat 

Image Source: Reddit | u/Superdork09
Image Source: Reddit | u/Superdork09

2. Having a major realization 

Image Source: Reddit | u/VigilBoi
Image Source: Reddit | u/VigilBoi

3. The importance of punctuality

Image Source: Reddit | u/Pickle_200
Image Source: Reddit | u/Pickle_200

4. Gambling predictions

Image Source: Reddit | u/SomeLoser74
Image Source: Reddit | u/SomeLoser74

5. Drinking beer without company 

Image Source: Reddit
Image Source: Reddit

6. Wishing for the older version 

Image Source: Reddit | u/Qualgeist333
Image Source: Reddit | u/Qualgeist333

7. Getting banned on a video game 

Image Source: Reddit | u/WhyHeLO_THeRE_SIR
Image Source: Reddit | u/WhyHeLO_THeRE_SIR

8. Accusations of being heartless 

Image Source: Reddit | u/Sleemnippo
Image Source: Reddit | u/Sleemnippo

9. Sudden awareness

Image Source: Reddit | u/DudeWithAGoldfish
Image Source: Reddit | u/DudeWithAGoldfish

10. Death of a printer

Image Source: Reddit | u/GuacaMolis6
Image Source: Reddit | u/GuacaMolis6

11. Time of birth 

Image Source: Reddit | u/ScienceGuy116
Image Source: Reddit | u/ScienceGuy116

12. Not a lack of skill 

Image Source: Reddit | u/Bean_cult
Image Source: Reddit | u/Bean_cult

13. Dropping cards

Image Source: Reddit | u/Trickleodean2
Image Source: Reddit | u/Trickleodean2

14. Spelling police

Image Source: Reddit | u/StreetPizza8877
Image Source: Reddit | u/StreetPizza8877

15. Made-up diseases 

Image Source: Reddit | u/SeptexVr
Image Source: Reddit | u/SeptexVr

16. Degree of the injury 

Image Source: Reddit | u/RevenantAlive
Image Source: Reddit | u/RevenantAlive

17. Offended with a joke 

Image Source: Reddit | u/SnowyCrash22
Image Source: Reddit | u/SnowyCrash22

18. Hugs are not cringe 

Image Source: Reddit | u/im-not-you-bozo
Image Source: Reddit | u/im-not-you-bozo

19. Just don't be that person

Image Source: Reddit | u/RestiveP
Image Source: Reddit | u/RestiveP

20. Click on the video 

Image Source: Reddit | u/ReporterOWn1669
Image Source: Reddit | u/ReporterOwn1669

21. Emoji usage 

Image Source: Reddit | u/Glad-Dragonfruit-503
Image Source: Reddit | u/Glad-Dragonfruit-503

22. Discussing parentage 

Image Source: Reddit | u/ThyCoffinBeckonsMe
Image Source: Reddit | u/ThyCoffinBeckonsMe

23. Quick realizations

Image Source: Reddit | u/DevelopmentTight9474
Image Source: Reddit | u/DevelopmentTight9474

24. Managing a football club 

Image Source: Reddit | u/lutonorphan121
Image Source: Reddit | u/lutonorphan121

25. The need for representation 

Image Source: Reddit | u/Sum_ginger_kid
Image Source: Reddit | u/Sum_ginger_kid

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