"The had complex reasons for acting like jerks and werren't just one-dimensional asshats, meaning they're allowed to regret what they've done and become better" and "totally good guys all along" are as different as night and day.
Gotta side with Rater on this. Character growth and a change in perspective are keys to an interesting enemy-turned-friend, but that doesn't change the fact that she was a self-centered egotist who was too wrapped up in her own little game to realize what it was costing herself and her friends. The fact that she wasn't just doing it simply because she was spoiled and manipulative was a pleasant discovery, and makes her more redeemable, but it doesn't make her "good all along". She's left a lot of damage in her wake, regardless of her reasons.
Spoiler: My inventory:
1 Sentient Sword
1 Jammy Dodger (I was promised tea)
1 Godwin Point.
Originally Posted by Kairos Theodosian
It appears someone will have to saddle my goat, for we now must ride out in glorious battle.