History AdaptationalVillainy / ComicBooks

22nd Sep '16 6:20:05 PM comicwriter
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* In the ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' comics, Loki is generally depicted as an evil god (though some individual writers have made him more of an AntiVillain), but in the original Norse mythology he's a much more ambiguous figure, usually taking the role of TheTrickster.

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* In the ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' comics, Loki Comicbook/{{Loki}} is generally depicted as an evil god (though some individual writers have made him more of an AntiVillain), but in the original Norse mythology he's a much more ambiguous figure, usually taking the role of TheTrickster.
21st Sep '16 9:21:56 PM Scrounge
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** IDW's version of Rattrap, particularly in ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersWindblade Windblade]]'', but also present in [[ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsinDisguise Robots in Disguise]]. His ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' counterpart was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who could be counted on to do the right thing, albeit complaining all the time. IDW's version? A selfish, backstabbing, amoral creep who plays TheStarscream to Starscream himself.

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** IDW's version of Rattrap, particularly in ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformersWindblade Windblade]]'', but also present in [[ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsinDisguise Robots in Disguise]]. His ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' counterpart was a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who could be counted on to do the right thing, albeit complaining all the time.while. IDW's version? A selfish, backstabbing, amoral creep who plays TheStarscream to Starscream himself.
18th Sep '16 12:29:56 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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** Also,Jean [=DeWolf=], a heroic female police officer in the original ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comics, was made a corrupt double-agent working for the Kingpin in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''. [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] also worked for the Kingpin, albeit he was blackmailed into it.

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** Also,Jean Also, Jean [=DeWolf=], a heroic female police officer in the original ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' comics, was made a corrupt double-agent working for the Kingpin in ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''. [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]] also worked for the Kingpin, albeit he was blackmailed into it.



* ''* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'':'': John Rockerduck is portrayed as a CorruptCorporateExecutive in several stories but he was by no means this or any other kind of villain in the only story his creator Creator/CarlBarks used him in.

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* ''* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'':'': ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': John Rockerduck is portrayed as a CorruptCorporateExecutive in several stories but he was by no means this or any other kind of villain in the only story his creator Creator/CarlBarks used him in.
11th Sep '16 3:50:24 AM Raptorslash
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** Dorothy Gale appears in the spin-off Cinderella: Fables Are Forever and is portrayed as a PsychoForHire who considers her old friends expendable.

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** In Snow White's backstory, the seven dwarfs were abusers and rapists who treated her like a slave.
** Dorothy Gale appears in the spin-off Cinderella: ''Cinderella: Fables Are Forever Forever'' and is portrayed as a PsychoForHire who considers her old friends expendable.
28th Aug '16 1:39:50 AM Tron80
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* John Rockerduck is portrayed as a CorruptCorporateExecutive in several stories but he was by no means this or any other kind of villain in the only story [[Creator/CarlBarks his creator]] used him in.

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* ''* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'':'': John Rockerduck is portrayed as a CorruptCorporateExecutive in several stories but he was by no means this or any other kind of villain in the only story [[Creator/CarlBarks his creator]] creator Creator/CarlBarks used him in.



* In ''Comicbook/SupermanFamilyAdventures,'' Lor-Zod was raised by his villainous parents and works with them. In the mainstream comics he gets adopted by Superman and Lois, renamed "Chris Kent" and becomes a superhero himself.

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* In ''Comicbook/SupermanFamilyAdventures,'' Lor-Zod was raised by his villainous parents and works with them. In the mainstream comics he gets adopted by Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} and Lois, ''Comicbook/LoisLane'', renamed "Chris Kent" and becomes a superhero himself. himself.
* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Supergirl's father Zor-El was a decent, nice person and a good father in the original pre-Crisis and post-Crisis continuity. In the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' universe and ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' he took part in the creation of world-killing biological weapons and became the villainous Cyborg Superman.
10th Aug '16 9:19:18 PM RighteousFury
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** Similar to [[spoiler:her]] Ultimate incarnation above, the ''ComicBook/Marvel1602'' version of [[spoiler:Black Widow, turns out to be a reversal of her original counterpart, only in this case, she's a double agent for [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Count Otto von Doom]]]].

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** * Similar to [[spoiler:her]] Ultimate incarnation above, the ''ComicBook/Marvel1602'' version of [[spoiler:Black Widow, turns out to be a reversal of her original counterpart, only in this case, she's a double agent for [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Count Otto von Doom]]]].Doom]]]].
** There's also the ''1602'' version of [[ComicBook/TheHulk Bruce Banner]], who's presented as an EvilChancellor with UndyingLoyalty towards King James I and willingly assists in his goal of arresting Nick Fury and the "witchbreed" mutants for "treason." However, at the climax, he does [[spoiler:risk his life to save [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Peter Parquaugh]] in a similar fashion to the way he became the Hulk in the original comics by saving Rick Jones.]]
10th Aug '16 9:03:16 PM RighteousFury
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** Similar to [[spoiler:her]] Ultimate incarnation above, the ''ComicBook/Marvel1602'' version of [[spoiler:Black Widow, turns out to be a reversal of her original counterpart, only in this case, she's a double agent for [[ComicBook/DoctorDoom Count Otto von Doom]]]].
2nd Jun '16 11:15:13 PM Anddrix
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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Thunderworld #1]]'', Magnificus Sivana is on his father's side with [[DaddysLittleVillain Junior and Georgia]], while traditionally he's [[MadDictatorsHandsomeSon a good guy]] and friend of the Marvel Family.

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* ''ComicBook/TheMultiversity'':
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In ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Thunderworld #1]]'', ''Thunderworld #1'', Magnificus Sivana is on his father's side with [[DaddysLittleVillain Junior and Georgia]], while traditionally he's [[MadDictatorsHandsomeSon a good guy]] and friend of the Marvel Family. Family.
** In ''Pax Americana #1'', Sarge Steel, a hero in both Franchise/TheDCU and the CharltonComics universe, is the [[TheDragon bloodthirsty second in command]] of the [[EvilChancellor evil Vice President]].
21st Apr '16 5:50:26 PM Vir
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** More like "Adaptational {{Jerkass}}", but outside of [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Peter Parker]], even most of the characters who are still heroes got this, as they're either jackasses, psychotic, or (more often) both. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is a good example, as he's noticeable more rude and bigoted than his "classic" counterpart, with lots of DeliberateValuesDissonance.

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** More like "Adaptational {{Jerkass}}", but outside of [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Peter Parker]], even most of the characters who are still heroes got this, as they're either jackasses, psychotic, or (more often) both. ComicBook/CaptainAmerica is a good example, as he's noticeable noticeably more rude and bigoted than his "classic" counterpart, with lots of DeliberateValuesDissonance.
27th Mar '16 6:07:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Played with in the case of the Greek gods and goddesses in ''Franchise/WonderWoman''. A number of them started out as LighterAndSofter than they were in Myth/GreekMythology. However, Ares, the God of War, is portrayed as so dangerous and TooPowerfulToLive that Wonder Woman has to actually ''kill'' him in at least one adaptation. Ares in the Greek myths, although TheBerserker and ironically a bit of a DirtyCoward, [[HiddenHeartOfGold looked after his kids]] and was worshipped like the other gods. However, the more recent Wonder Woman stories have taken to portraying the pantheon as somewhere closer to what they were like in mythology.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'':
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Played with in the case of the Greek gods and goddesses in ''Franchise/WonderWoman''.the comic. A number of them started out as LighterAndSofter than they were in Myth/GreekMythology. However, Ares, the God of War, is portrayed as so dangerous and TooPowerfulToLive that Wonder Woman has to actually ''kill'' him in at least one adaptation. Ares in the Greek myths, although TheBerserker and ironically a bit of a DirtyCoward, [[HiddenHeartOfGold looked after his kids]] and was worshipped like the other gods. However, the more recent Wonder Woman stories have taken to portraying the pantheon as somewhere closer to what they were like in mythology.mythology.
** 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.]]
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