History AdaptationalVillainy / ComicBooks

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.]]
26th Mar '16 7:48:30 PM Raptorslash
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** Cottus, one of the Hekatonkheires, is a major enemy of Wonder Woman and a frighteningly powerful PersonOfMassDestruction. In mythology, he and his brothers allied with the Olympians against the Titans and he was their jailer in Tartarus.
10th Mar '16 6:31:37 AM Bluecatcinema
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** In the original comics, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is an AntiVillain mercenary who often leans towards AntiHero status. His Ultimate counterpart is a [[FantasticRacism mutant-hating]] {{Cyborg}} psychopath, who leads the villainous Reavers in [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting]] mutants on live television.
19th Feb '16 12:12:47 PM DreamerCynist2
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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.
4th Feb '16 1:52:14 AM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/AlanMoore is willing to use this trope when adapting pre-existing works:
** ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen has quite a few characters who are HeroOfAnotherStory presented in a decidedly darker light in the League books, with SocietyMarchesOn, ValuesDissonance and GenreDeconstruction strongly applied to these works.
*** In general, spies, whether good or bad, are regarded as [[GreyAndGrayMorality inherently shifty characters]] with M, the leader of M16 and the creator of the league, revealed in ''Volume 1'' to be [[spoiler:James Moriarty]] and his successor, the nominally good Mycroft Holmes shown to be if possible, more ruthless. ''The Black Dossier'' takes this even further with a very negative portrayal of Cold War era spy fiction, M16 pulling TheCoup and installing Big Brother from ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and being led by [[spoiler:[[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]]]] with characters like [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]] shown as little more than an UnwittingPawn and Franchise/JamesBond a misogynist scumbag [[spoiler:who is a traitor to England and working for the CIA and becomes a KarmaHoudini VillainWithGoodPublicity.]]
*** Boys Adventure Heroes from Charles Hamilton's Literature/{{Greyfriars}} School stories has the Famous Five's leader Harry Wharton becoming Big Brother with other members of the gang forming the party of Ingsoc, and Billy Bunter shown as a pathetic ManChild who also [[spoiler:rats out Mina and Allan Quatermain]]. Other adventure heroes who are shown as less than noble is Literature/TomSwift or [[WritingAroundTrademarks Tom Swyfte]] who is a racist and DirtyCoward who cares more [[ItsAllAboutMe about his own life]] than that of his team and whose inventions revolve around [[ArmsDealer developing weapons]] because he's OnlyInItForTheMoney rather than ForScience. In ''Volume III: Century'', Moore builds his climax to a prolonged TakeThat on [[spoiler:Literature/HarryPotter, showing the main character as a whiny SpoiledBrat who is also an EldritchAbomination who murdered the entire supporting cast of his series]].
** ComicBook/{{Providence}} averts this in general for most of the Lovecraft characters in the story. It makes an exception however for [[spoiler:Ronald Pitman, the CaptainErsatz of Pickman from ''Pickman's Model''. Nothing in the comic suggests as Moore's story does, that Pitman is a SerialKiller and MadArtist]].
14th Jan '16 11:36:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
** Stormer is by no way evil but is less of an ExtremeDoormat and is more snappy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'':
** Stormer is by no way evil but is less of an ExtremeDoormat now and is more snappy.
14th Jan '16 9:05:09 PM Anddrix
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** In ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', [[spoiler:Reed Richards]], a hero in the original [[ComicBook/FantasticFour comics]], becomes a major villain.

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** In ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'':
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[[spoiler:Reed Richards]], a hero in the original [[ComicBook/FantasticFour comics]], becomes a major villain.villain.
*** Agatha Harkness is [[spoiler:an ancient hydra monster]] who plans on destroying the world, rather than any kind of friendly mentor figure like she was in the main continuity.
31st Dec '15 6:04:15 PM Anddrix
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* In the ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' comics, SelfDemonstrating/{{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, SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} 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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