History AdaptationalVillainy / WesternAnimation

8th May '18 2:35:45 AM Vir
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** [[ArchEnemy Shredder]] himself is an interesting case. While he was by no mean a nice guy in the Mirage comic, his sole crime was the murder of Hamato Yoshi, something he did to avenge his own brother's death, and the only reason the Turtles went after him was to avenge Yoshi's death in Splinter's name; essentially, the conflict was closer to GreyAndGrayMorality, with Shredder being the villain only because he was [[{{Jerkass}} a dick]] compared to the more noble, sympathetic Turtles. In all the adaptations, he was made somewhat more villainous to give the Turtles better reasons to go after him, typically by giving him WorldDomination ambitions. The 2k3 incarnation, aka the Utrom Shredder, didn't even have a personal connection to Yoshi outside of killing him, and was instead an alien more interested in more material ambitions until his hatred of the Turtles grew to the point that he became an OmnicidalManiac and [[WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever tried to destroy the entire multiverse just to get rid of them]]. The Nickeldeon cartoon gets closer to the comic by having him focused on revenge again, but still keeps him the villain by having him follow RevengeBeforeReason.

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** [[ArchEnemy Shredder]] himself is an interesting case. While he was by no mean means a nice guy in the Mirage comic, his sole crime was the murder of Hamato Yoshi, something he did to avenge his own brother's death, and the only reason the Turtles went after him was to avenge Yoshi's death in Splinter's name; essentially, the conflict was closer to GreyAndGrayMorality, with Shredder being the villain only because he was [[{{Jerkass}} a dick]] compared to the more noble, sympathetic Turtles. In all the adaptations, he was made somewhat more villainous to give the Turtles better reasons to go after him, typically by giving him WorldDomination ambitions. The 2k3 incarnation, aka the Utrom Shredder, didn't even have a personal connection to Yoshi outside of killing him, and was instead an alien more interested in more material ambitions until his hatred of the Turtles grew to the point that he became an OmnicidalManiac and [[WesternAnimation/TurtlesForever tried to destroy the entire multiverse just to get rid of them]]. The Nickeldeon cartoon gets closer to the comic by having him focused on revenge again, but still keeps him the villain by having him follow RevengeBeforeReason.
8th May '18 1:10:52 AM Vir
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** Dear lord, '''Harley Quinn'''. clearly the most evil version of Harley to date, she's a chainsaw wielding SerialKiller who keeps the rotting corpses of her family like trophies. Even worse, the Joker is nowhere to be seen, implying she wound up like this on her own.

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** Dear lord, '''Harley Quinn'''. clearly Clearly the most evil version of Harley to date, she's a chainsaw wielding SerialKiller who keeps the rotting corpses of her family like trophies. Even worse, the Joker is nowhere to be seen, implying she wound up like this on her own.
6th May '18 5:20:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', [[spoiler:Pumyra]] receives this treatment. [[spoiler:She was one of three survivors who joined the ThunderCats and was otherwise loyal to her teammates. In the 2011 series, she joined Mumm-Ra to exact revenge on Lion-O, admittedly for [[{{Hypocrite}} poor reasons]].]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', [[spoiler:Pumyra]] receives this treatment. [[spoiler:She was one of three survivors who joined the ThunderCats [=ThunderCats=] and was otherwise loyal to her teammates. In the 2011 series, she joined Mumm-Ra to exact revenge on Lion-O, admittedly for [[{{Hypocrite}} poor reasons]].]]
24th Apr '18 6:15:41 AM CaptainTedium
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' depicts ComicBook/{{Morbius}} as a willing member of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}.

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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' depicts ComicBook/{{Morbius}} as a willing member of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}.terrorist organization ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}, when he is an anti-hero in the comics.
24th Mar '18 2:38:18 AM Anicomicgeek
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*** Yondu is even worse version of his film counterpart, as while his film counterpart did care for Star-Lord, in the cartoon, he's got no problem throwing Quill under the bus.

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*** Yondu is an even worse version of his film counterpart, as while his film counterpart did care for Star-Lord, in the cartoon, he's got no problem throwing Quill under the bus.
18th Mar '18 11:22:20 PM Anicomicgeek
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* [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' gains the villainy of King Hyperion, his MirrorUniverse counterpart from ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}''. As such, he's depicted as a sociopathic WellIntentionedExtremist who is revealed [[spoiler: to have destroyed his own planet when they wouldn't submit to his rule. However, given the rest of the Squardon appeared and how they behaved, it may be a downplayed version as they're more in line with the Squardon Sinister, including Nighthawk displaying the type of behavior that caused the Supreme version to leave the Squadron in disgust, though played straight with Power Princess and Nuke as the Squadron Sinister never had versions of them]].



* The ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' cartoon depicts Mantis as a cultist and recurring villain. This is a far cry from the comics, where Mantis is a hero and a member of the Guardians.



* ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'':
** In "Planet Leader", Hiroim (A member of the generally heroic Warbound in the comics) is the brutal slavemaster of the mines of Sakaar.
** Mainframe, an [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avenger]] from the [[ComicBook/MarvelComics2 MC2]] line, is turned [[AIIsACrapshoot into a villain who attempts to destroy New York City]]. However, the episode does end with Mainframe leaving to experience the world after being defeated, possibly hinting that he will become a little closer to his comic counterpart.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse'':
** ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' sees [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Hyperion]] gain the villainy of King Hyperion, his MirrorUniverse counterpart from ''ComicBook/{{Exiles}}''. As such, he's depicted as a sociopathic WellIntentionedExtremist who is revealed [[spoiler: to have destroyed his own planet when they wouldn't submit to his rule.]] However, given the rest of the Squardon appeared and how they behaved, it may be a downplayed version as they're more in line with the Squardon Sinister, including Nighthawk displaying the type of behavior that caused the Supreme version to leave the Squadron in disgust, though played straight with Power Princess and Nuke as the Squadron Sinister never had versions of them.
** The ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy2015'':
*** Mantis as a cultist and recurring villain. This is a far cry from the comics, where Mantis is a hero and a member of the Guardians.
*** Yondu is even worse version of his film counterpart, as while his film counterpart did care for Star-Lord, in the cartoon, he's got no problem throwing Quill under the bus.
*** Uncle Pyko, the leader of the Halfworld Rebels. While in the original comics he wasn't completely innocent either, he was ultimately a good and peaceful man by the end, not like his portrayal here.
** ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'':
*** In "Planet Leader", Hiroim (A member of the generally heroic Warbound in the comics) is the brutal slavemaster of the mines of Sakaar.
*** Mainframe, an [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avenger]] from the [[ComicBook/MarvelComics2 MC2]] line, is turned [[AIIsACrapshoot into a villain who attempts to destroy New York City]]. However, the episode does end with Mainframe leaving to experience the world after being defeated, possibly hinting that he will become a little closer to his comic counterpart.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' depicts ComicBook/{{Morbius}} as a willing member of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}.
26th Feb '18 9:41:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s Snips' and Snails' human counterparts in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' are a lot more antagonistic than them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s Snips' and Snails' human counterparts in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls2013'' are a lot more antagonistic than them.
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.
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