History AdaptationalVillainy / WesternAnimation

23rd Apr '16 2:38:44 AM Vir
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** In the games and most cartoon adaptations, Dr "Eggman" Robotnik is villainous, but with a highly [[AffablyEvil affable]] and [[LaughablyEvil clownish demeanor]], and in some cases leans into AntiVillain territory. Robotnik of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and to a lesser extent ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', however, is a monstrous (and far less humorous) dictator that not only has taken over most of the planet but thrives almost lustfully on having any remaining civilians [[BodyHorror painfully]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticized]]. This depiction is drifted in and out for both comic adaptations (although they refer to his more petty, comical personality a lot more).

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** In the games and most cartoon adaptations, Dr Dr. "Eggman" Robotnik is villainous, but with a highly [[AffablyEvil affable]] and [[LaughablyEvil clownish demeanor]], and in some cases leans into AntiVillain territory. Robotnik of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and to a lesser extent ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', however, is a monstrous (and far less humorous) dictator that not only has taken over most of the planet but thrives almost lustfully on having any remaining civilians [[BodyHorror painfully]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticized]]. This depiction is drifted in and out for both comic adaptations (although they refer to his more petty, comical personality a lot more).



** In the comics and most adaptations, Curt Connors is a sympathetic character and generally [[NiceGuy good-natured]] when he isn't [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the Lizard]]. In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', he is a much more bitter and unpleasant character even before his transformation.

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** In the comics and most adaptations, Curt Connors is a sympathetic character and generally [[NiceGuy good-natured]] when he isn't [[SuperpoweredEvilSide [[SuperPoweredEvilSide the Lizard]]. In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', he is a much more bitter and unpleasant character even before his transformation.transformation.
** In the comics, Eddie Brock becomes Anti-Venom, who was a [[EvilCounterpart Good Counterpart]] to the third Venom. In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'', Anti-Venom is a creation of Dr. Octopus who is an EvilCounterpart and ManOfKryptonite to Agent Venom.



* Downplayed with Cornelia from ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}''. In the cartoon she's presented as more of a straight AlphaBitch than the LovableAlphaBitch she is in the comics. She's ruder and generally more aggressive. In the comics she is a BullyHunter but in the cartoon, prior to her CharacterDevelopment, she was a bully herself.

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* Downplayed with Cornelia from ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''. In the cartoon she's presented as more of a straight AlphaBitch than the LovableAlphaBitch she is in the comics. She's ruder and generally more aggressive. In the comics she is a BullyHunter but in the cartoon, prior to her CharacterDevelopment, she was a bully herself.
1st Apr '16 1:13:02 AM Pichu-kun
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* Anyone familiar with Link, the hero of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', knows he's consistently a brave, humble, all around heroic person who saves the land of Hyrule and its princess without expecting anything in return. People familiar with Link now will probably be surprised that in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon that came after the NES games, he's the complete opposite. This Link was lazy, self-centered, whiny and is only motivated by getting Zelda to kiss him.
31st Mar '16 12:06:37 PM kablammin45
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgZhA2bIfgA This live-action promo for the show]] depicts Mannish Man the Minotaur fighting on the side of the villains, despite not having done anything villainous up to that point.
14th Mar '16 12:55:12 PM superboy313
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** In addition, [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]] is portrayed as a much more malevolent character than he was in the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 original series]]. While in the former his actions merely amounted to attacking the [=ThunderCats=] from time to time, in the new series he [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon commits genocide for the sake of forging a weapon]].]]



* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011 ThunderCats (2011)'': [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]] is portrayed as a much more malevolent character than he was in the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 original series]]. While in the former his actions merely amounted to attacking the [=ThunderCats=] from time to time, in the new series he [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon commits genocide for the sake of forging a weapon]].]]
14th Mar '16 12:52:57 PM superboy313
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011 ThunderCats (2011)'': [[BigBad Mumm-Ra]] is portrayed as a much more malevolent character than he was in the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 original series]]. While in the former his actions merely amounted to attacking the [=ThunderCats=] from time to time, in the new series he [[spoiler:[[MoralEventHorizon commits genocide for the sake of forging a weapon]].]]
12th Mar '16 2:57:30 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'', Toyman creates a device that traps Wonder Woman inside the story of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', a version where the place becomes the type where EverythingIsTryingToKillYou, including the Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar, who were friendly creatures (more or less) in the actual book.
6th Mar '16 12:28:13 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' Stormy is an ally of Rainbow's, even if she is grouchy. In the 2014 miniseries she is her EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler:who later undergoes a HeelFaceTurn]].



** Also played straight with L-Ron. In the comics, he's a sidekick to the ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational, while in the show he's Despero's assistant.
* In the original ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' Stormy is an ally, even if she is grouchy. In the 2014 miniseries she is an EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler:who later undergoes a HeelFaceTurn]].

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** Also played Played straight with L-Ron. In the comics, he's a sidekick to the ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational, while in the show he's Despero's assistant.
* In the original ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' Stormy is an ally, even if she is grouchy. In the 2014 miniseries she is an EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler:who later undergoes a HeelFaceTurn]].
6th Mar '16 12:25:48 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrote'' Stormy is an ally, even if she is grouchy. In the 2014 miniseries she is an EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler:who later undergoes a HeelFaceTurn]].

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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrote'' ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' Stormy is an ally, even if she is grouchy. In the 2014 miniseries she is an EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler:who later undergoes a HeelFaceTurn]].
6th Mar '16 12:24:32 AM Pichu-kun
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** ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'':
*** The Teen Titans themselves are more selfish, self-centered, and violent than they were in [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the comics]] or even [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the earlier cartoon]].
*** Zig-zagged and parodied with Terra. The original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' made her an example of AdaptationalHeroism. In the episode "Terra-ized", she has actions similar to her [[ComicBook/TeenTitans comic book counterpart]]; and openly tries to seduce Beast Boy in order to get sensitive information on the Titans. Only Robin and Raven suspect her of villainy, while Cyborg and Starfire are not convinced despite Terra trying to bring them down every scene she's in. When Beast Boy tries to return her advances, she drops all pretense and decides to fight the Titans for the information she needs.

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** * ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'':
*** ** The Teen Titans themselves are more selfish, self-centered, and violent than they were in [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the comics]] or even [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans the earlier cartoon]].
*** ** Zig-zagged and parodied with Terra. The original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' made her an example of AdaptationalHeroism. In the episode "Terra-ized", she has actions similar to her [[ComicBook/TeenTitans comic book counterpart]]; and openly tries to seduce Beast Boy in order to get sensitive information on the Titans. Only Robin and Raven suspect her of villainy, while Cyborg and Starfire are not convinced despite Terra trying to bring them down every scene she's in. When Beast Boy tries to return her advances, she drops all pretense and decides to fight the Titans for the information she needs.




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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrote'' Stormy is an ally, even if she is grouchy. In the 2014 miniseries she is an EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler:who later undergoes a HeelFaceTurn]].
30th Jan '16 3:54:45 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
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