History AdaptationalVillainy / WesternAnimation

21st Dec '16 11:25:57 AM Nyame
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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 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 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.
1st Dec '16 9:55:06 PM Vir
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** In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIISecretOfTheOoze'' and the 1987 series, Rahzar was a villain, but otherwise a very unintelligent one and cared for his partner, Tokka. The 2012 version, formerly the mutant Dog Pound (aka Chris Bradford), he's intelligent and a willing servant of the Shredder who takes pleasure at harming others and doesn't have a single concern for any of his teammates.

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** In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIISecretOfTheOoze'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'' and the 1987 series, Rahzar was a villain, but otherwise a very unintelligent one and cared for his partner, Tokka. The 2012 version, formerly the mutant Dog Pound (aka Chris Bradford), he's intelligent and a willing servant of the Shredder who takes pleasure at harming others and doesn't have a single concern for any of his teammates.
26th Nov '16 11:28:01 AM CaptainAshTiberiusKirk
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** In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2SecretOfTheOoze'' and the 1987 series, Rahzar was a villain, but otherwise a very unintelligent one and cared for his partner, Tokka. The 2012 version, formerly the mutant Dog Pound (aka Chris Bradford), he's intelligent and a willing servant of the Shredder who takes pleasure at harming others and doesn't have a single concern for any of his teammates.

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** In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2SecretOfTheOoze'' ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIISecretOfTheOoze'' and the 1987 series, Rahzar was a villain, but otherwise a very unintelligent one and cared for his partner, Tokka. The 2012 version, formerly the mutant Dog Pound (aka Chris Bradford), he's intelligent and a willing servant of the Shredder who takes pleasure at harming others and doesn't have a single concern for any of his teammates.
18th Nov '16 11:01:24 AM DrNoPuma
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheOldManOfTheMountain'': The short is based after a pre-existing song, where the Old Man isn't quite so villainous as in the cartoon.
5th Nov '16 9:35:13 AM nombretomado
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* Not only, as shown in the AdaptationalVillainy/AnimatedFilm page, has Creator/{{Disney}} done this to several characters in their adoptive works, ''they've even done this to their own characters as well''. While [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] is somewhat of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in most of his appearances (particularly ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol''), in the ''MickeyMouseworks'' adaptation of ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', he plays the main villain, determined to prevent Mickey and Goofy from gaining the inheritance necessary to save the orphanage, even going so far as to sabotage the boat taking them back to London to ensure they don't make it time.

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* Not only, as shown in the AdaptationalVillainy/AnimatedFilm page, has Creator/{{Disney}} done this to several characters in their adoptive works, ''they've even done this to their own characters as well''. While [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] is somewhat of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold in most of his appearances (particularly ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol''), in the ''MickeyMouseworks'' ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseworks'' adaptation of ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', he plays the main villain, determined to prevent Mickey and Goofy from gaining the inheritance necessary to save the orphanage, even going so far as to sabotage the boat taking them back to London to ensure they don't make it time.
2nd Nov '16 11:13:53 AM Raptorslash
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetFrankenstein'', [[{{Literature/Frankenstein}} Victor Frankenstein]] is portrayed as a {{Jerkass}} and a CardCarryingVillain who tries to forcibly change Alvin into a monster when he is disappointed by the original monster's gentle nature. In the novel, Victor's characterization is more nuanced, and he isn't a cackling villain.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetFrankenstein'', [[{{Literature/Frankenstein}} Victor Frankenstein]] is portrayed as a {{Jerkass}} who threatens to eat park visitors and a CardCarryingVillain who tries to forcibly change Alvin into a monster when he is disappointed by the original monster's gentle nature. In the novel, Victor's characterization is more nuanced, he doesn't actively harm anyone in creating his monster, and he isn't a cackling villain.
25th Oct '16 4:40:58 AM Anicomicgeek
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** While she didn't know all the details and did a HeelFaceTurn to help her teammates when she realized [[EarthShatteringKaboom what would happen to Earth]], Hawkgirl was still TheMole, spying on the League for Thanagar and helping them occupy Earth in the Season 2 finale.
29th Aug '16 9:03:50 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** Unlike in ''Batman: TAS'' where he is a sympathetic figure trying to cure his wife, Mr. Freeze is a thug who enjoy robbing banks.
*** 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.
19th Aug '16 1:17:31 PM Raptorslash
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** In ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', Shadow is a lone-wolf villain who antagonizes Sonic and friends for no real reason. In the games, while never the friendliest character, Shadow had sympathetic qualities and doubts over the morality of his actions even before his HeelFaceTurn and shows value and trust in his fellow Team Dark members.
8th Aug '16 3:04:09 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** The Penguin in more in-line with his ''Film/BatmanReturns'' self and hence is AxCrazy instead ot the OnlySaneMan of Batman RoguesGallery.

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*** The Penguin in more in-line with his ''Film/BatmanReturns'' self and hence is AxCrazy instead ot of the OnlySaneMan of Batman RoguesGallery.
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