History CharacterDerailment / AnimeAndManga

26th May '16 12:33:07 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', Cyclonus and Scourge were a pair of dangerous, cunning, devious warriors. In ''TransformersHeadmasters'', they suddenly became a pair of bumbling idiots who kept getting in Sixshot's way, and wondered why Soundblaster lost all respect for them. They were quietly dropped from the show soon after.

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* In ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', Cyclonus and Scourge were a pair of dangerous, cunning, devious warriors. In ''TransformersHeadmasters'', ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', they suddenly became a pair of bumbling idiots who kept getting in Sixshot's way, and wondered why Soundblaster lost all respect for them. They were quietly dropped from the show soon after.
20th Apr '16 1:48:09 PM Nakayama90
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** Gary Oak as well. In the early seasons, he looked to be a competent rival to Ash, and fans couldn't wait for the confrontation between them...which didn't happen for ''five years'', by which time SeasonalRot had driven off more than a few viewers. After this, he became ''a Pokémon researcher'', which has been his position ever since.
28th Dec '15 3:09:06 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/{{Subaru}}'' has the titular character's personality change drastically in the final volume. She becomes [[TookALevelInJerkass snotty, easily angry]] and the brattiest she had been ever before, despite being 17 at this point. Subaru also begins to insist that nobody but her dead brother Kazuma would ever be able to ''really'' understand her, despite part of her arc in America revolving around her realizing that she isn't a solo dancer anymore and part of a group. Her character returns to normal in the [[Manga/MoonSubaruSolitudeStanding sequel]].
27th Dec '15 2:09:49 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Kyosuke Kamijou (Sayaka's ChildhoodFriend love interest, who seems to think his relationship with her as strictly platonic) and Hitomi Shizuki (one of Sayaka's friends and TheRival for Kyosuke's heart) are probably [[TheScrappy the most hated characters in the series]] [[spoiler:(after Kyubey)]] for [[spoiler:sending Sayaka on her StartOfDarkness]]. However, their actions in the anime [[HumansAreFlawed are somewhat understandable]] and they do [[ThrowTheDogABone give Sayaka]] some [[HopeSpot Hope Spots]] (e.g. Hitomi tells Sayaka to face her feelings and gives her a day to confess to Kamijou). Additionally, both Hitomi and Kyosuke were unaware of all the problems that Sayaka had [[spoiler: such as Sayaka finding out that her soul got ripped out of her body and put into a SoulJar because no one tells Hitomi and Kyusuke anything. In the last few episodes, after Sayaka's death, it is revealed that Hitomi fell into depression and thinks [[ItsAllMyFault it's all her fault]] while Kamijou also seems to miss Sayaka.]] Unfortunately, these shades of gray are all dumped in the PSP game. [[spoiler:[[RonTheDeathEater Hitomi becomes a full-on]] [[AlphaBitch Alpha]] BitchInSheepsClothing, while Kamijou, Sayaka start decomposing due to her distance from her Soul Gem and calls her "a disgusting (understandable) ''monster'' (not so much)", then [[KickTheDog twists the knife further]] by adding "[[DarthWiki/WallBanger Shizuki is the only one I need]]!" ]] Ouch. However, the outcome of this game does depend on how you play it, so there are some scenarios where Hitomi and Kyosuke don't get character derailment. But, the derailment they get in some of the scenarios is still pretty bad.

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Kyosuke Kamijou (Sayaka's ChildhoodFriend love interest, who seems to think his relationship with her as strictly platonic) and Hitomi Shizuki (one of Sayaka's friends and TheRival for Kyosuke's heart) are probably [[TheScrappy the most hated characters in the series]] [[spoiler:(after Kyubey)]] for [[spoiler:sending Sayaka on her StartOfDarkness]]. However, their actions in the anime [[HumansAreFlawed are somewhat understandable]] and they do [[ThrowTheDogABone give Sayaka]] some [[HopeSpot Hope Spots]] (e.g. Hitomi tells Sayaka to face her feelings and gives her a day to confess to Kamijou). Additionally, both Hitomi and Kyosuke were unaware of all the problems that Sayaka had [[spoiler: such as Sayaka finding out that her soul got ripped out of her body and put into a SoulJar because no one tells Hitomi and Kyusuke anything. In the last few episodes, after Sayaka's death, it is revealed that Hitomi fell into depression and thinks [[ItsAllMyFault it's all her fault]] while Kamijou also seems to miss Sayaka.]] Unfortunately, these shades of gray are all dumped in the PSP game. [[spoiler:[[RonTheDeathEater Hitomi becomes a full-on]] [[AlphaBitch Alpha]] BitchInSheepsClothing, while Kamijou, Sayaka start decomposing due to her distance from her Soul Gem and calls her "a disgusting (understandable) ''monster'' (not so much)", then [[KickTheDog twists the knife further]] by adding "[[DarthWiki/WallBanger Shizuki "Shizuki is the only one I need]]!" need!" ]] Ouch. However, the outcome of this game does depend on how you play it, so there are some scenarios where Hitomi and Kyosuke don't get character derailment. But, the derailment they get in some of the scenarios is still pretty bad.
17th Oct '15 8:55:00 PM azul120
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': For a good number of people this happened in the filler arc, Season 4, of the anime to both Mai and Yami Yugi. In Mai's case, she suddenly develops animosity against the heroes and despite being the one to teach them the value of growing from her losses, she becomes so scared of losing that she joins up with the arc's villains. For the latter, it's freaking out when nearly losing a duel despite having far developed out of this trait as per the manga, and playing a card that would go against his value system even so. Happens to Kaiba throughout the anime to a lesser extent, as he continually forgot lessens about teamwork.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': For a good number of people this happened in the filler arc, Season 4, of the anime to both Mai and Yami Yugi. In Mai's case, she suddenly develops animosity against the heroes and despite being the one to teach them the value of growing from her losses, she becomes so scared of losing that she joins up with the arc's villains. For the latter, it's freaking He freaks out when nearly losing a duel despite having far developed out of this trait as per the manga, and playing a card that would go against his value system even so. Happens to Kaiba throughout the anime to a lesser extent, as he continually forgot lessens about teamwork.
10th Oct '15 4:27:06 PM Ciel12
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': For a good number of people this happened in the filler arc, Season 4, of the anime to both Mai and Yami Yugi. In Mai's case, she suddenly develops animosity against the heroes and despite being the one to teach them the value of growing from her losses, she becomes so scared of losing that she joins up with the arc's villains. For the latter, it's freaking out when nearly losing a duel despite having far developed out of this trait as per the manga, and playing a card that would go against his value system even so. Happens to Kaiba throughout the anime to a lesser extent, as he continually forgot lessens about teamwork.
17th Sep '15 8:13:29 AM Piando
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku's future wife Chi-chi is introduced as a strong, capable fighter in her own right, even convincing Goku to agree to marry her as a result of the fierce fight she puts up in a world class martial artist tournament. Come ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', and she's basically forgotten all about her combat skills to become a ''parody'' of an EducationMama, one who piles on tons of homework for her four-year-old son and who at one point tries to prevent her son, one of the world's strongest fighters, from training because it will cut into his studying time. The training is for a battle that will prevent ''the destruction of the entire planet''. And when this is pointed out to her, with the unspoken yet obvious implication that there won't be a ''need'' for Gohan to be a scholar if the entire world is dead, she retorts that she couldn't care less about the world, [[InsaneTrollLogic only her son's future]].

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku's future wife Chi-chi is introduced as a strong, capable fighter in her own right, even convincing Goku to agree to marry her as a result of the fierce fight she puts up in a world class martial artist tournament. Come ''Manga/DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', and she's basically forgotten all about her combat skills to become a ''parody'' of an EducationMama, one who piles on tons of homework for her four-year-old son and who at one point tries to prevent her son, one of the world's strongest fighters, from training because it will cut into his studying time. The training is for a battle that will prevent ''the destruction of the entire planet''. And when this is pointed out to her, with the unspoken yet obvious implication that there won't be a ''need'' for Gohan to be a scholar if the entire world is dead, she retorts that she couldn't care less about the world, [[InsaneTrollLogic only her son's future]].
20th Aug '15 10:32:13 AM MayIncon
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' does this to all the original kids who become [[TheyJustDidntCare background characters at best and the older six are positively apathetic after the first few episodes]].
13th Aug '15 12:19:06 PM wootzits
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* What in God's name happened to Graham Aker in season 2 of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''? In Season 1 he was an obsessive Flag pilot, and totally loyal to [[{{Eagleland}} The Union]]. Then in Season 2 he's... an obsessed Japanese {{Otaku}} calling himself Mr. Bushido? Who acts like he just walked out of a Super Robot show? What. The. Hell. And the fanbase that decries the situation in Seed/Seed Destiny says nothing about it? Yes Graham's transformation ''is'' funny. The first time Mr. Bushido appears it's hard not to laugh at how hysterical he's become ([[TropesAreNotBad Tropes]]--even this one--[[TropesAreNotBad Are Not Bad]] after all). But it's still CharacterDerailment.

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* What in God's name happened to Graham Aker in season 2 of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]''? In Season season 1 he was an obsessive Flag pilot, and totally loyal to [[{{Eagleland}} The Union]]. Then in Season season 2 he's... an obsessed Japanese {{Otaku}} calling himself Mr. Bushido? Who acts like he just walked out of a Super Robot show? What. The. Hell. And the fanbase that decries the situation in Seed/Seed Destiny says nothing about it? Yes Graham's transformation ''is'' funny. The first time Mr. Bushido appears it's hard not to laugh at how hysterical he's become ([[TropesAreNotBad Tropes]]--even this one--[[TropesAreNotBad Are Not Bad]] after all). But it's still CharacterDerailment.



* ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu'' did this to poor Mizuki Himeji. In the first season she was a nice, sweet girl, with one scene hinting at {{yandere}}-ish HiddenDepths but mostly as an one-off gag and nothing serious. Come the OVA and second season, she's basically a clone of the the much-ruder Minami (Who herself suffered {{flanderization}} and became much worse than she was) only with longer hair and bigger breasts. Thankfully, the last episodes seems to bring her back to rails, while also smoothing over Minami a little.
* Kanade and Usami are both getting hit by this on ''MayoChiki''. Kanade is going from a sexually dominant, but playful and overall nice girl to a {{jerkass}} {{troll}} that has no problem on causing property damage and intimidating others with her BattleButler. Usami went from a nice {{tsundere}} to a generic angry tsundere, overlapping with CharacterExaggeration. Kanade eventually gets better, Usami.... is DemotedToExtra so nobody knows.

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* ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu'' ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts'' did this to poor Mizuki Himeji. In the first season she was a nice, sweet girl, with one scene hinting at {{yandere}}-ish HiddenDepths but mostly as an one-off gag and nothing serious. Come the OVA and second season, she's basically a clone of the the much-ruder Minami (Who (who herself suffered {{flanderization}} and became much worse than she was) only with longer hair and bigger breasts. Thankfully, the last episodes seems to bring her back to rails, while also smoothing over Minami a little.
* Kanade and Usami are both getting hit by this on ''MayoChiki''.''LightNovel/MayoChiki''. Kanade is going from a sexually dominant, but playful and overall nice girl to a {{jerkass}} {{troll}} that has no problem on causing property damage and intimidating others with her BattleButler. Usami went from a nice {{tsundere}} to a generic angry tsundere, overlapping with CharacterExaggeration. Kanade eventually gets better, Usami.... is DemotedToExtra so nobody knows.
8th Aug '15 12:16:13 AM Jokubas
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* [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Kuroko]] [[Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun Shirai]] [[ZigZaggedTrope zig zags]] this. In regular plots (Both for ''Index'' and ''Railgun''), she's shown as a competent member of Judgment and a reasonable authority figure that just happens to have a crush on a girl, which is PlayedForLaughs but is hardly the only thing she does. In [[{{filler}} anime-only stories]], she suffers from full-blown CharacterExaggeration, becoming a full-blown PsychoLesbian who's willing to resort to drugs to get Mikoto (which she thankfully fails at).
** And yet the second mode [[MisaimedFandom is much more popular]]. While disturbing, it arguably makes Kuroko a [[TropesAreNotBad more interesting character]]. Note that the more [[ComedicSociopathy exaggerated jokes]] in the series are not treated quite literally, as while Mikoto will sometimes reduce Kuroko to a smoking crisp in revenge for her antics, she hesitated to use her power against a suit a power armor she assumed had a person in it, and her electricity had realistic and debilitating effects in her fight against Frenda.

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* [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Kuroko]] [[Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun Shirai]] [[ZigZaggedTrope zig zags]] this. In regular plots (Both for ''Index'' and ''Railgun''), she's shown as a competent member of Judgment and a reasonable authority figure ReasonableAuthorityFigure that just happens to have a crush on a girl, which is PlayedForLaughs but is hardly the only thing she does. In [[{{filler}} anime-only stories]], she suffers from full-blown CharacterExaggeration, becoming a full-blown PsychoLesbian who's willing to resort to drugs to get Mikoto (which she thankfully fails at).
** And yet the second mode [[MisaimedFandom is much more popular]]. While disturbing, it arguably makes Kuroko a [[TropesAreNotBad more interesting character]]. Note that the more [[ComedicSociopathy [[RuleOfFunny exaggerated jokes]] in the series are not treated quite literally, as while Mikoto will sometimes reduce Kuroko to [[ComedicSociopathy a smoking crisp crisp]] in revenge for her antics, she hesitated to use her power against a suit a power armor she assumed had a person in it, and her electricity had realistic and debilitating effects in her fight against Frenda.
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