History AdaptationalVillainy / ComicBooks

14th Oct '17 10:23:17 AM lillolillo
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* Batman and Red Hood are usually heroes. In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', Bruce Wayne is ComicBook/LexLuthor's chief enforcer and Jason Todd leads a road gang.
19th Sep '17 2:48:00 AM lalalei2001
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** In the games, Bark the Polar Bear is described as a GentleGiant with a loving heart, and Bean the Dynamite was never stated to have a particular alignment. The comic turned both characters into villains, likely a result of CriticalResearchFailure and their bios [[NoExportForYou being only available in Japanese material]].
19th Sep '17 2:27:47 AM Doug86
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* A staple of [[Franchise/DCComics DC Comics']] HannaBarberaBeyond line, since the franchise is basically [[DarkerAndEdgier grimmer takes]] on old HannaBarbera properties. To wit:

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* A staple of [[Franchise/DCComics [[Creator/DCComics DC Comics']] HannaBarberaBeyond line, since the franchise is basically [[DarkerAndEdgier grimmer takes]] on old HannaBarbera properties. To wit:
19th Sep '17 2:22:48 AM Doug86
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* A staple of [[DCComics DC Comics']] HannaBarberaBeyond line, since the franchise is basically [[DarkerAndEdgier grimmer takes]] on old HannaBarbera properties. To wit:

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* A staple of [[DCComics [[Franchise/DCComics DC Comics']] HannaBarberaBeyond line, since the franchise is basically [[DarkerAndEdgier grimmer takes]] on old HannaBarbera properties. To wit:
9th Sep '17 7:45:09 AM Pichu-kun
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** The residents of Themyscira has always had its share of misogynists and {{Straw Feminist}}s, but their attitude had gradually descended over the years from an isolationist community who just wanted to keep men away, to man-hates with a few bad apples, to having a legit excuse for hating men (being the spirits of women who were murdered by abusive spouses), to the New 52, where they have truly become evil, [[ConceiveAndKill seducing and murdering men in order to reproduce]] and engaging in child slave trading. [[http://www.geekscape.net/how-dc-comics-forced-one-lifelong-wonder-woman-fan-to-quit-buying-her-comic not all fans were pleased.]] The New 52 explanation has been retconned away with ComicBook/DCRebirth by revealing that everything Diana knew of them was actually a lie.

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** The residents of Themyscira has always had its share of misogynists misandrists and {{Straw Feminist}}s, but their attitude had gradually descended over the years from an isolationist community who just wanted to keep men away, to man-hates with a few bad apples, to having a legit excuse for hating men (being the spirits of women who were murdered by abusive spouses), to the New 52, where they have truly become evil, [[ConceiveAndKill seducing and murdering men in order to reproduce]] and engaging in child slave trading. [[http://www.geekscape.net/how-dc-comics-forced-one-lifelong-wonder-woman-fan-to-quit-buying-her-comic not all fans were pleased.]] The New 52 explanation has been retconned away with ComicBook/DCRebirth by revealing that everything Diana knew of them was actually a lie.



* Chaos in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', who is depicted as a transformed and already villainous Drakon Prosecutor with no sympathetic backstory or clear motivation. In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', he is a mutated Chao who was previously peaceful, only turning violent when all of his Chao friends were massacred by the Knuckles Tribe, under the leadership of Chief Pachacamac. Tikal the Echidna, who Chaos tortures in the comic, was his friend in the game, and the two leave in peace after Chaos is calmed down.

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* Chaos in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'':
** Chaos,
who is depicted as a transformed and already villainous Drakon Prosecutor with no sympathetic backstory or clear motivation. In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', he is a mutated Chao who was previously peaceful, only turning violent when all of his Chao friends were massacred by the Knuckles Tribe, under the leadership of Chief Pachacamac. Tikal the Echidna, who Chaos tortures in the comic, was his friend in the game, and the two leave in peace after Chaos is calmed down.



** Even Sonic himself to an extent, who is a much bigger {{Jerkass}}. Also Super Sonic is a psychopath - in the games, he was an alternate form of Sonic as opposed to a full-blown SplitPersonality ([[SuperpoweredEvilSide and a nasty one at that]]).

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** Even Sonic himself to [[AdaptationalJerkass an extent, extent]], who is a much bigger {{Jerkass}}. Also Super Sonic is a psychopath - in the games, he was an alternate form of Sonic as opposed to a full-blown SplitPersonality ([[SuperpoweredEvilSide and a nasty one at that]]).



* ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'':
** Stormer is by no way evil but is less of an ExtremeDoormat now and is more snappy.
** Pizzazz has trust issues and is even more easily angered than in the cartoon.
** Clash outright tries to murder Jem. In the cartoon she never did anything besides try and get her band embarrassed or make them fail. Even The Misfits don't want to discuss what Clash did.

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* ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'':
** Stormer is by no way evil but is less of an ExtremeDoormat now and is more snappy.
** Pizzazz has trust issues and is even more easily angered than in the cartoon.
** Clash
''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'': Zig-zagged with Clash. She outright tries to murder Jem.Jem (or at least seriously hurt her). In the cartoon she never did anything besides try and get her band embarrassed or make them fail. Even The Misfits don't want to discuss what Clash did. However, outside of that, she's not violent or any meaner than usual.



** Veronica is not very sympathetic. She and Betty are friends in the main comics and she's varying degrees of SpoiledSweet however here she's a total bully who was AllTakeAndNoGive in her former friendship with Betty. They mostly get along poorly.

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** Veronica is somewhere between this and AdaptationalJerkass. She is not very sympathetic. She and Betty are friends in the [[Franchise/ArchieComics main comics comics]] and she's varying degrees of SpoiledSweet SpoiledSweet, however here she's a total bully who was AllTakeAndNoGive in her former friendship with Betty. They mostly get along poorly.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Breezie the Hedgehog was a robot Dr. Robotnik made who had a HeelFaceTurn after falling in love with Sonic. In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', she was out-and-out a villain who worked with Dr. Eggman as part of a scheme to destroy Sonic and later became a VillainWithGoodPublicity, messing with everyone while being unable to be touched.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Breezie the Hedgehog was a robot Dr. Robotnik made who had a HeelFaceTurn after falling in love with Sonic. In ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', she was out-and-out a villain who worked with Dr. Eggman as part of a scheme to destroy Sonic and later became a VillainWithGoodPublicity, messing with everyone while being unable to be touched.
6th Sep '17 2:52:43 AM RobTan
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** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, rather than an AntiHero who follows a strict code, starts out as an amoral mercenary who literally only joins the team so he can sleep with Jean Grey, and murders people for personal convenience rather than in self-defence or a sense of justice. [[HellFaceTurn He gets better]].
21st Aug '17 7:28:54 AM Dere
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** In the games, Bark the Polar Bear is described as a GentleGiant with a loving heart, and Bean the Dynamite was never stated to have a particular alignment. The comic turned both characters into villains, likely a result of CriticalResearchFailure and their bios being only available in Japanese material.

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** In the games, Bark the Polar Bear is described as a GentleGiant with a loving heart, and Bean the Dynamite was never stated to have a particular alignment. The comic turned both characters into villains, likely a result of CriticalResearchFailure and their bios [[NoExportForYou being only available in Japanese material.material]].
21st Aug '17 7:28:15 AM Dere
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** In the games, Bark the Polar Bear is described as a GentleGiant with a loving heart, and Bean the Dynamite was never stated to have a particular alignment. The comic turned both characters into villains, likely a result of CriticalResearchFailure and their bios being only available in Japanese material.
19th Aug '17 4:22:38 PM VampireBuddha
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** ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'': A good chunk of the cast is portrayed this way compared to ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''. For instance, Red Max in the original series was a [[FunnyForeigner bumbling, yet gentlemanly German pilot]]. In ''Raceland'', well...he's a [[AllGermansAreNazis Nazi]].

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** ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'': A good chunk of the cast is portrayed this way compared to ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces''. For instance, Red Max in the original series was a [[FunnyForeigner bumbling, yet gentlemanly German pilot]]. In ''Raceland'', well...he's a [[AllGermansAreNazis Nazi]].Nazi]].
* In ''Literature/{{The Dark Tower}}'' novels, John Farson is an ambiguous figure who never appears on the page. He's responsible for the destruction of Gilead... but his numerous followers call him The Good Man, and for all we know he may have had legitimate grievances with the gunslingers. In the comics, we actually get to see him, and he's a psychopathic tyrant who decapitates prisoners to play baseball with their heads.
30th Jul '17 10:47:06 PM Anicomicgeek
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* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Mr. Freeze]], who has been revised to be less of an AntiVillain. He's still out to cure his frozen wife Nora - but this is a lie. Nora was preserved long before Freeze was even born, he's just deluded himself into believing they're married as part of his obsession with cold.
** Of course, the antivillain version of Freeze [[CanonImmigrant in the first place was based off of his alternate portrayal]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. The original Freeze, from the Silver Age, lacked any such humanizing qualities, being an unrepentant villain who uses a cold theme.

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* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of 52}}
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[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Mr. Freeze]], who has been revised to be less of an AntiVillain. He's still out to cure his frozen wife Nora - but this is a lie. Nora was preserved long before Freeze was even born, he's just deluded himself into believing they're married as part of his obsession with cold.
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cold. Of course, the antivillain version of Freeze [[CanonImmigrant in the first place was based off of his alternate portrayal]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. The original Freeze, from the Silver Age, lacked any such humanizing qualities, being an unrepentant villain who uses a cold theme.
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