History AdaptationalVillainy / WesternAnimation

19th Jan '18 12:24:33 PM CaptainTedium
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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 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 the Lizard]]. In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1981'', he is portrayed as a megalomaniacal monster who may have mutated himself into a humanoid reptile on purpose (he is only seen as the Lizard, but his tattered clothes and demonstration of scientific knowledge suggests that he could still be Curt Connors), while ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'' portrays Connors as a much more bitter and unpleasant character even before his transformation.
16th Jan '18 6:59:49 PM SymBionicFan
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** Flint Marko AKA Sandman's daughter Keemia was a CheerfulChild in the comics and wasn't aware of her father's criminal activities. In ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'', she is a teenager who has his powers and joins his former boss Hammerhead's side, even though she hated her dad for working for the guy. She even ''murders'' Flint in their debut episode. She is also dubbed "Sandgirl" by Spider-Man.
15th Jan '18 11:11:50 AM fruitstripegum
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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]]. In the former, his actions merely amounted to attacking the [=ThunderCats=] from time to time. But in the new series, the first thing he does is cross the MoralEventHorizon by [[spoiler:murdering Lion-O's father while disguised as Panthro.]] And he only gets MUCH worse from there.

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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]]. In the former, his actions merely amounted to attacking the [=ThunderCats=] from time to time. But in the new series, the first thing he does is cross the MoralEventHorizon by [[spoiler:murdering Lion-O's father while disguised as Panthro.]] And he only gets MUCH worse from there. Also, in the original he had one redeeming quality in the form of [[PetTheDog his genuine love for his pet dog Ma-Mutt]]. In the new series, Ma-Mutt has been adapted out, so Mumm-Ra is pretty much irredeemable.
31st Dec '17 7:41:52 AM Anicomicgeek
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** ComicBook/HarleyQuinn was already stuck-up and had a few screws loose, even before meeting the Joker, and the Joker doesn't need to do much to push her over the edge. She also is [[KickTheDog shown poisoning squirrels]], something most Harleys wouldn't do.

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** ComicBook/HarleyQuinn was already stuck-up and had Chief Angel Rojas is a few screws loose, [[RaceLift Hispanic]] {{expy}} of Harvey Bullock--expect even before meeting the Joker, and the Joker doesn't need to do much to push her over the edge. She also is [[KickTheDog shown poisoning squirrels]], something most Harleys as a DirtyCop, Bullock had lows he wouldn't do.sink to, like using fellow cops as a hostage or be a (complete) jackass to other officers, whereas Rojas has done these things.



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'': Toyman is usually a villain, but what's surprising is which one is the villain; it's Hiro Okumara, aka the HEROIC Toyman, who now instead of a teen hero is an adult villain like Winslow Shotts.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'': Toyman is usually a villain, but what's surprising is which one is the villain; it's Hiro Okumara, aka the HEROIC Toyman, who now instead of a teen hero is an adult a villain like Winslow Shotts.
22nd Nov '17 6:38:37 PM Anicomicgeek
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* Colossus and Gambit were members of Comicbook/{{Magneto}}'s Acolytes in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite being actual members of the X-Men in the comics. They eventually pulled a HeelFaceTurn and were seen as part of the team in the epilogue. That said, Colossus is only a member of the Acolytes because Magneto is threatening his family.

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* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'':
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Colossus and Gambit were members of Comicbook/{{Magneto}}'s Acolytes in ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Acolytes, despite being actual members of the X-Men in the comics. They eventually pulled a HeelFaceTurn and were seen as part of the team in the epilogue. That said, Colossus is only a member of the Acolytes because Magneto is threatening his family.family.
** ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and ComicBook/ScarletWitch are only in the Brotherhood in the comics because Magneto saved him and they felt they owed him, leaving upon realizing how horrible he truly was. In the show, Pietro is a bit of a sociopath and Wanda suffers from a number of mental issues.
3rd Nov '17 3:02:40 PM Anicomicgeek
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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]].
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''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' sees this 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.
30th Oct '17 5:57:33 AM Raptorslash
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** Hecate is portrayed as an evil goddess who is even worse than Hades, plannin to kill Hades and take over the Underworld. In mythology, Hecate was a DarkIsNotEvil goddess - besides having strong protective aspects, she assisted Demeter in finding the abducted Persephone and took pity on a slave who had foiled Hera's attempt to prevent Heracles' birth (and had been transformed into a polecat). While she lived in the Underworld, she had no intention of overthrowing Hades and became a close friend of Persephone in particular.

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** Hecate is portrayed as an evil goddess who is even worse than Hades, plannin planning to kill Hades and take over the Underworld. In mythology, Hecate was a DarkIsNotEvil goddess - besides having strong protective aspects, she assisted Demeter in finding the abducted Persephone and took pity on a slave who had foiled Hera's attempt to prevent Heracles' birth (and had been transformed into a polecat). While she lived in the Underworld, she had no intention of overthrowing Hades and became a close friend of Persephone in particular.
30th Oct '17 5:57:08 AM Raptorslash
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** Hecate is portrayed as an evil goddess who is even worse than Hades, plannin to kill Hades and take over the Underworld. In mythology, Hecate was a DarkIsNotEvil goddess - besides having strong protective aspects, she assisted Demeter in finding the abducted Persephone and took pity on a slave who had foiled Hera's attempt to prevent Heracles' birth (and had been transformed into a polecat). While she lived in the Underworld, she had no intention of overthrowing Hades and became a close friend of Persephone in particular.
28th Oct '17 6:50:11 PM jormis29
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*** Klarion the Witch Boy, whose portrayal in the comics generally ranges from an annoying troublemaker (Creator/JackKirby's version) to a well-meaning anti-hero (Creator/GrantMorrison's version), is clearly evil when he appears in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', stealing control of Etrigan from Jason Blood, tearing Gotham apart simply for fun, and using potential lethal spells on Batman when the hero tries to stop him. He finally removes any doubt what a despicable brat he is by telling Etrigan to kill Blood (who is aging at an accelerated rate and nearly helpless due to the Demon being separated from him).

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*** Klarion the Witch Boy, ComicBook/KlarionTheWitchBoy, whose portrayal in the comics generally ranges from an annoying troublemaker (Creator/JackKirby's version) to a well-meaning anti-hero (Creator/GrantMorrison's version), is clearly evil when he appears in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', stealing control of Etrigan from Jason Blood, tearing Gotham apart simply for fun, and using potential lethal spells on Batman when the hero tries to stop him. He finally removes any doubt what a despicable brat he is by telling Etrigan to kill Blood (who is aging at an accelerated rate and nearly helpless due to the Demon being separated from him).



** Much like the Batman example, Klarion is much more solidly on the side of the black hats here.

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** Much like the Batman example, Klarion ComicBook/KlarionTheWitchBoy is much more solidly on the side of the black hats here.
12th Oct '17 3:14:42 AM Silverblade2
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** Blink was associated with ComicBook/GenerationX and was a member of the ComicBook/NewMutants. Her better-known alternate version rose from ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse mainstay to leader and main hero of the Comicbook/{{Exiles}}. In the show, she's a member of SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'s Acolytes.

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** Blink was associated with ComicBook/GenerationX and was a member of the ComicBook/NewMutants. Her better-known alternate version rose from ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse mainstay to leader and main hero of the Comicbook/{{Exiles}}. In the show, she's a member of SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s Acolytes.
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