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18th Jul '16 6:08:51 PM Doug86
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* In the manga version of ''ChronoCrusade'', BigBad Aion is portrayed as misguided and possibly insane, but sympathetic, having turned to evil deeds in a desperate attempt to fix what he felt was a corrupted system after learning an AwfulTruth. In the anime, he was turned into the literal AntiChrist.

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* In the manga version of ''ChronoCrusade'', ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', BigBad Aion is portrayed as misguided and possibly insane, but sympathetic, having turned to evil deeds in a desperate attempt to fix what he felt was a corrupted system after learning an AwfulTruth. In the anime, he was turned into the literal AntiChrist.
5th Jun '16 7:36:57 AM Awesomekid42
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** Chosaku Manjoume, or Slade Princeton in the dub has a minor case of this. In the original japanese version, after he loses to Jun (Chazz in the dub), he tells Shoji/Jagger that their little brother has grown up more than they thought and grows respect for him. None of this occurs in the dub, and he's more annoyed that he lost if anything.
29th May '16 9:26:04 PM Willbyr
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* Queen Beryl of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' was a villain in [[Manga/SailorMoon the manga]], but an ultimately tragic figure who was manipulated by Metaria into her crimes in her past and current incarnations, and ultimately doomed not by her villainy, but her own belief that she was beyond redemption at this point. In TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], she's a straight-up evil villain who willingly and loyally serves Metalia.

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Queen Beryl of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' was a villain in [[Manga/SailorMoon the manga]], but an ultimately tragic figure who was manipulated by Metaria into her crimes in her past and current incarnations, and ultimately doomed not by her villainy, but her own belief that she was beyond redemption at this point. In TheNineties [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], she's a straight-up evil villain who willingly and loyally serves Metalia.



* The first anime of ''BlackButler'' does this with Queen Victoria, of all people. In the manga she's a straight CoolOldLady [[spoiler: though she seems to like the idea of a Zombie army]], while in the anime she's [[spoiler:responsible for Ciel's parents' deaths, and planning to start a world war to "cleanse" the world with her angelic accomplice, Ash. It is, at least, implied that she's not at all stable, in part due to Ash's machnations]].

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* The first anime of ''BlackButler'' ''Manga/BlackButler'' does this with Queen Victoria, of all people. In the manga she's a straight CoolOldLady [[spoiler: though she seems to like the idea of a Zombie army]], while in the anime she's [[spoiler:responsible for Ciel's parents' deaths, and planning to start a world war to "cleanse" the world with her angelic accomplice, Ash. It is, at least, implied that she's not at all stable, in part due to Ash's machnations]].
29th May '16 1:10:40 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Since ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is all about [[spoiler: AlternateUniverse versions of the previous series]], this shows up more with cultures and societies than it does with individual characters. The forefront example is [[spoiler: Duel Academia]], which basically took the [[spoiler: Duel Academy from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'']] and turned it from an AcademyOfAdventure that trains kids to be skilled duelists into an AcademyOfEvil that trains kids to be merciless ChildSoldiers [[spoiler: [[WarForFunAndProfit who commit genocide for fun]]]] and act as [[BigBad The Professor's]] personal army.

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* Since ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'':
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is all about [[spoiler: AlternateUniverse versions of the previous series]], this shows up more with cultures and societies than it does with individual characters. The forefront example is [[spoiler: Duel Academia]], which basically took the [[spoiler: Duel Academy from ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'']] and turned it from an AcademyOfAdventure that trains kids to be skilled duelists into an AcademyOfEvil that trains kids to be merciless ChildSoldiers [[spoiler: [[WarForFunAndProfit who commit genocide for fun]]]] and act as [[BigBad The Professor's]] personal army. In regards to members (and former members) of the school, folks like Asuka still have morals (she defected after they started using Human Sealing Technology), but are [[GoodIsNotNice still darker than previous versions.]]
28th Apr '16 2:25:39 AM MisterCPC
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* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Rex Raptor/Dinosaur Ryuzaki, while a bit of a jerk, doesn't cheat and he did have a more helpful and honorable side. The [[Anime/YuGiOh anime's]] version of Rex is closer to the manga version's characterization at first, but eventually associates with more villainous characters like Dartz and Weevil Underwood in a way that Manga Rex never did, and he eventually tries to steal Joey's soul.

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In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, Rex Raptor/Dinosaur Ryuzaki, while a bit of a jerk, doesn't cheat and he did have a more helpful and honorable side. The [[Anime/YuGiOh anime's]] version of Rex is closer to the manga version's characterization at first, but eventually associates with more villainous characters like Dartz and Weevil Underwood in a way that Manga Rex never did, and he eventually tries to steal Joey's soul. soul.
** Bonz/Ghost Kozuka in the manga is a PunchClockVillain working with Bandit Keith, feeling that Keith trapping Yugi, Joey and the others in a cave to get them out of the Duelist Kingdom tournament was going overboard and getting an AlasPoorVillain death when he ends up having the misfortune to duel Yami Bakura in the Battle City tournament. In the anime Bonz has no problems with Keith trapping the others in the cave and tries to cheat by stealing everyone else's duel cards during the Battle City arc, turning him into an AssholeVictim when Bakura runs across him.
22nd Apr '16 6:41:40 PM Nakayama90
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** While Ryuk could hardly be considered a hero in the anime or manga, he's much more monstrous in the live-action TV drama. In the anime/manga, he just randomly dropped the [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and Light picked it up by chance, with Ryuk just kicking back and watching as Light carried out his plans. In the TV drama, he deliberately drops the notebook near Light and serves as TheCorrupter, goading Light into killing more people when he hesitates, effectively making him responsible for Kira's existence.

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** While Ryuk could hardly be considered a hero in the anime or manga, he's much more monstrous in [[Series/DeathNote the live-action TV drama.drama]]. In the anime/manga, he just randomly dropped the [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] and Light picked it up by chance, with Ryuk just kicking back and watching as Light carried out his plans. In the TV drama, he deliberately drops the notebook near Light and serves as TheCorrupter, goading Light into killing more people when he hesitates, effectively making him responsible for Kira's existence.
19th Apr '16 12:10:11 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/MagiTheLabyrinthOfMagic'': While Fatima is a ruthless slave trader in both the anime ''and'' the manga, both of which show him choosing to feed an IllGirl potential slave to a pack of hyenas rather than simply give her medical treatment because it's "not worth the money," the manga also shows that he himself was once a slave who was broken down and made loyal to his mistress Umm Madaura, who, among other things, sold him as a SexSlave to a male client. The anime completely edits out his rather horrific backstory, making him an utterly unsympathetic {{Jerkass}}.

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* ''Manga/MagiTheLabyrinthOfMagic'': ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'': While Fatima is a ruthless slave trader in both the anime ''and'' the manga, both of which show him choosing to feed an IllGirl potential slave to a pack of hyenas rather than simply give her medical treatment because it's "not worth the money," the manga also shows that he himself was once a slave who was broken down and made loyal to his mistress Umm Madaura, who, among other things, sold him as a SexSlave to a male client. The anime completely edits out his rather horrific backstory, making him an utterly unsympathetic {{Jerkass}}.



** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrection 'F']]'', while Tagoma was definitely a villain, being a member of Frieza's army, he showed signs of being a NobleDemon, valuing his commander, sparing the Pilaf Trio even after stealing one of their wishes (two in ''Super''), and [[EvenEvilHasStandards showing a reluctance to revive Frieza due to how evil he was]]. While he's initially much the same in ''Super'', unlike the film, where Frieza had him ThrownOutTheAirlock for daring to speak out against his [[RevengeBeforeReason revenge plan against Goku]], he survives this suggestion, only to be forced into becoming Frieza's personal training dummy; after spending the next four months being beaten within an inch of his life by Frieza ''every single day'', Tagoma not only becomes the strongest member of Frieza's army, but [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil a psychopathic monster on par with Frieza himself]], to the extent that he unhesitatingly shoots through Shisami to get to Gohan.

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** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrection ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'', while Tagoma was definitely a villain, being a member of Frieza's army, he showed signs of being a NobleDemon, valuing his commander, sparing the Pilaf Trio even after stealing one of their wishes (two in ''Super''), and [[EvenEvilHasStandards showing a reluctance to revive Frieza due to how evil he was]]. While he's initially much the same in ''Super'', unlike the film, where Frieza had him ThrownOutTheAirlock for daring to speak out against his [[RevengeBeforeReason revenge plan against Goku]], he survives this suggestion, only to be forced into becoming Frieza's personal training dummy; after spending the next four months being beaten within an inch of his life by Frieza ''every single day'', Tagoma not only becomes the strongest member of Frieza's army, but [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil a psychopathic monster on par with Frieza himself]], to the extent that he unhesitatingly shoots through Shisami to get to Gohan.
27th Mar '16 8:29:59 PM Nintendoman01
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** In his debut in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'', Beerus was goofy and likable, though he did have moments of being a JerkassGod. Here, his more sympathetic qualities are toned down while his JerkassGod aspects are ramped up, doing such things as actively destroying planets after eating all their food, outright saying he ''never'' gets tired of watching planets explode after he blows them up, and going out of his way to be a dick to Vegeta and intimidate him after crashing Bulma's birthday party. Most notably, unlike in ''Battle of Gods'' where his slapping Bulma was more reflexive than anything, in ''Super'', after Bulma slaps him, he actually turns towards her and outright backhands her across the face, all with a SlasherSmile and a glint in his eye.
** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrection 'F']]'', while Tagoma was definitely a villain, being a member of Frieza's army, he showed signs of being a NobleDemon, valuing his commander, sparing the Pilaf Trio even after stealing one of their wishes (two in ''Super''), and [[EvenEvilHasStandards showing a reluctance to revive Frieza due to how evil he was]]. While he's initially much the same in ''Super'', unlike the film, where Frieza had him ThrownOutTheAirlock for daring to speak out against his [[RevengeBeforeReason revenge plan against Goku]], he survives this suggestion, only to be forced into becoming Frieza's personal training dummy; after spending the next four months being beaten within an inch of his life by Frieza ''every single day'', Tagoma not only becomes the strongest member of Frieza's army, but a psychopathic monster on par with Frieza himself, to the extent that he unhesitatingly shoots through Shisami to get to Gohan.

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** In his debut in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'', Beerus was goofy and likable, though he did have moments of being a JerkassGod. Here, his more sympathetic qualities are toned down while his JerkassGod aspects are ramped up, doing such things as actively destroying planets after eating all their food, outright saying he ''never'' gets tired of watching planets explode after he blows them up, and going out of his way to be a dick to Vegeta and intimidate him after crashing Bulma's birthday party. Most notably, unlike in ''Battle of Gods'' where his slapping Bulma was more reflexive than anything, in ''Super'', after Bulma slaps him, he actually turns towards her and outright backhands her across the face, all with a SlasherSmile and a glint in his eye.
eye. After the ''Battle of Gods'' adaptation, Beerus is made more in line with his film counterpart.
** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrection 'F']]'', while Tagoma was definitely a villain, being a member of Frieza's army, he showed signs of being a NobleDemon, valuing his commander, sparing the Pilaf Trio even after stealing one of their wishes (two in ''Super''), and [[EvenEvilHasStandards showing a reluctance to revive Frieza due to how evil he was]]. While he's initially much the same in ''Super'', unlike the film, where Frieza had him ThrownOutTheAirlock for daring to speak out against his [[RevengeBeforeReason revenge plan against Goku]], he survives this suggestion, only to be forced into becoming Frieza's personal training dummy; after spending the next four months being beaten within an inch of his life by Frieza ''every single day'', Tagoma not only becomes the strongest member of Frieza's army, but [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil a psychopathic monster on par with Frieza himself, himself]], to the extent that he unhesitatingly shoots through Shisami to get to Gohan.
25th Mar '16 10:43:04 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/MagiTheLabyrinthOfMagic'': While Fatima is a ruthless slave trader in both the anime ''and'' the manga, both of which show him choosing to feed an IllGirl potential slave to a pack of hyenas rather than simply give her medical treatment because it's "not worth the money," the manga also shows that he himself was once a slave who was broken down and made loyal to his mistress Umm Madaura, who, among other things, sold him as a SexSlave to a male client. The anime completely edits out his rather horrific backstory, making him an utterly unsympathetic {{Jerkass}}.



* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': In his debut in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'', Beerus was goofy and likable, though he did have moments of being a JerkassGod. Here, his more sympathetic qualities are toned down while his JerkassGod aspects are ramped up, doing such things as actively destroying planets after eating all their food, outright saying he ''never'' gets tired of watching planets explode after he blows them up, and going out of his way to be a dick to Vegeta and intimidate him after crashing Bulma's birthday party. Most notably, unlike in ''Battle of Gods'' where his slapping Bulma was more reflexive than anything, in ''Super'', after Bulma slaps him, he actually turns towards her and outright backhands her across the face, all with a SlasherSmile and a glint in his eye.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'':
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In his debut in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'', Beerus was goofy and likable, though he did have moments of being a JerkassGod. Here, his more sympathetic qualities are toned down while his JerkassGod aspects are ramped up, doing such things as actively destroying planets after eating all their food, outright saying he ''never'' gets tired of watching planets explode after he blows them up, and going out of his way to be a dick to Vegeta and intimidate him after crashing Bulma's birthday party. Most notably, unlike in ''Battle of Gods'' where his slapping Bulma was more reflexive than anything, in ''Super'', after Bulma slaps him, he actually turns towards her and outright backhands her across the face, all with a SlasherSmile and a glint in his eye.eye.
** In ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrection 'F']]'', while Tagoma was definitely a villain, being a member of Frieza's army, he showed signs of being a NobleDemon, valuing his commander, sparing the Pilaf Trio even after stealing one of their wishes (two in ''Super''), and [[EvenEvilHasStandards showing a reluctance to revive Frieza due to how evil he was]]. While he's initially much the same in ''Super'', unlike the film, where Frieza had him ThrownOutTheAirlock for daring to speak out against his [[RevengeBeforeReason revenge plan against Goku]], he survives this suggestion, only to be forced into becoming Frieza's personal training dummy; after spending the next four months being beaten within an inch of his life by Frieza ''every single day'', Tagoma not only becomes the strongest member of Frieza's army, but a psychopathic monster on par with Frieza himself, to the extent that he unhesitatingly shoots through Shisami to get to Gohan.
22nd Mar '16 7:35:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** L is likewise subject to this in the TV drama. Though not exactly a 'hero' (with WordofGod admitting that he's a bit evil), he usually comes across as [[ALighterShadeofGrey A Lighter Shade of Gray]] when compared to Light and a few spin-offs (namely the film L: Change the World and the light novel Another Note) [[AdaptationalHeroism portray him more sympathetically]]. The drama by contrast draws more attention to the amorality of his actions and he generally is far more smug and arrogant than most portrayals.

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** L is likewise subject to this in the TV drama. Though not exactly a 'hero' (with WordofGod WordOfGod admitting that he's a bit evil), he usually comes across as [[ALighterShadeofGrey A Lighter Shade of Gray]] when compared to Light and a few spin-offs (namely the film L: Change the World and the light novel Another Note) [[AdaptationalHeroism portray him more sympathetically]]. The drama by contrast draws more attention to the amorality of his actions and he generally is far more smug and arrogant than most portrayals.


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