History CharacterDerailment / AnimeAndManga

29th Jul '16 7:26:49 PM Doug86
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* Tails from ''SonicX''. In the first two seasons, while there was some heartwarming bonding between him and [[BadassGrandpa Chuck]], he was characterized as being someone extremely intelligent who happened to be a kid, rather than a kid who happened to be extremely intelligent as he is characterized in the games. He becomes derailed even more in the third season.

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* Tails from ''SonicX''.''Anime/SonicX''. In the first two seasons, while there was some heartwarming bonding between him and [[BadassGrandpa Chuck]], he was characterized as being someone extremely intelligent who happened to be a kid, rather than a kid who happened to be extremely intelligent as he is characterized in the games. He becomes derailed even more in the third season.
10th Jul '16 9:39:40 PM Loekman3
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* In Franchise/{{Naruto}}, [[spoiler:Obito]], at first a guy who strongly believed in ThePowerOfFriendship and could be the potential WhiteSheep of the [[spoiler:Uchiha]], becomes [[spoiler:Tobi]], a ruthless villain who wants to throw the world into despair and isn't afraid to threaten and harm newborns. All because [[spoiler:Rin]] died. [[HandWave Hand-waved]] in that the same Bloodline Limit that allows [[spoiler:the Uchiha to unlock Sharingan]] also affects their brains, making them go crazy when someone they love dies.

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* In Franchise/{{Naruto}}, [[spoiler:Obito]], ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** [[spoiler:Obito Uchiha]],
at first a guy who strongly believed in ThePowerOfFriendship and could be the potential WhiteSheep of the [[spoiler:Uchiha]], becomes [[spoiler:Tobi]], a ruthless villain who wants to throw the world into despair and isn't afraid to threaten and harm newborns. All because [[spoiler:Rin]] died. [[HandWave Hand-waved]] in that the same Bloodline Limit that allows [[spoiler:the Uchiha to unlock Sharingan]] also affects their brains, making them go crazy when someone they love dies.


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** Before Madara's resurrection, Black Zetsu is shown to be a loyal servant of Akatsuki and Tobi spawned from from Madara's will who is willing to do whatever the latter needs to do with absolutely no indication of a scheme or treachery. In fact, when he forced Tobi to resurrect Madara, he actually apologize for being forced to do it. But when Madara is revived, Black Zetsu all of a sudden is revealed to be just as callous as Madara who berates Obito for not following Madara's plans. To add the derailment even further, [[ShockingSwerve at the turning point of the story]], he backstabs Madara revealing that all along he is in fact, a will of Kaguya, despite previously having virtually no indication that he worked for Kaguya in the first place.
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]].
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