History CharacterDerailment / Fanfic

15th Aug '16 9:42:28 PM Sammettik
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* ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'' has several examples of this, most notably [[spoiler:Richie, Giovanni (after dying), Deoxys, and the fake ending's version of Mewtwo]]. In most cases this is justified by TheCorruption, in [[spoiler:Deoxys's]] case it's justified by RuleOfDrama (and the [[spoiler:Deoxys]] movie not being out when the story was started), and [[spoiler: the fake ending Mewtwo]] wasn't real to begin with.

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* ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'' has several examples of this, most notably [[spoiler:Richie, Giovanni (after dying), Deoxys, and the fake ending's version of Mewtwo]]. In most cases this is justified by TheCorruption, in [[spoiler:Deoxys's]] case it's justified Handwaved by RuleOfDrama (and the [[spoiler:Deoxys]] movie not being out when the story was started), and [[spoiler: the fake ending Mewtwo]] wasn't real to begin with.
13th Aug '16 5:22:37 PM PrincessGwen
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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the ''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[ShrinkingViolet weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]

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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the ''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[ShrinkingViolet weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's whose only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]



** Of special note is Celestia, who often functions as the driving force behind most TCB plots. In just about every TCB or Anti-TCB story, her character is [[CharacterDerailment dragged mercilessly through the mud]], utterly shattering any semblance she has with the MLP show at all. Most authors HandWave this as Celestia has simply been a [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation very convincing actor]] when she needs to mislead people. Both sides show her as an [[ConflictBall increasingly less complex character]], who's [[MotiveDecay motives become shallow]] and seemingly evolve into a NecessaryWeasel to justify the TCB name. Many ACB fics simply force Celestia to [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jump off the Slippery Slope]], seemingly crossing as many {{MoralEventHorizon}}s as can be fathomed, to drum up the HumansAreSpecial message.

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** Of special note is Celestia, who often functions as the driving force behind most TCB plots. In just about every TCB or Anti-TCB story, her character is [[CharacterDerailment dragged mercilessly through the mud]], utterly shattering any semblance she has with the MLP show at all. Most authors HandWave this as Celestia has simply been a [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation very convincing actor]] when she needs to mislead people. Both sides show her as an [[ConflictBall increasingly less complex character]], who's whose [[MotiveDecay motives become shallow]] and seemingly evolve into a NecessaryWeasel to justify the TCB name. Many ACB fics simply force Celestia to [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Jump off the Slippery Slope]], seemingly crossing as many {{MoralEventHorizon}}s as can be fathomed, to drum up the HumansAreSpecial message.



*** Speaking of Magenta, most Frank/Riff Raff fanfics either portray her as a manipulative and abusivise sibling towars Riff Raff or she simply doesn't exist. In the play/movie, she shares a very close bond with her brother and even helps him rebel against Frank.

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*** Speaking of Magenta, most Frank/Riff Raff fanfics either portray her as a manipulative and abusivise abusive sibling towars Riff Raff or she simply doesn't exist. In the play/movie, she shares a very close bond with her brother and even helps him rebel against Frank.



* One especially bad [[NotSafeForWork Nsfw]] ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' story derailed Naruto's personality in the story. When he discovers that one of his fiances is pregnant, Naruto is overjoyed at the idea of being a father and having a family. A few chapters later he offhandedly mentions that while traveling the elemental nations, he never practiced safe sex and has (by his count) a few ''dozen'' children throughout the continent. He also tells another fiance that he doesn't really care if she sleeps around because he fully intends to do so himself.

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* One especially bad [[NotSafeForWork Nsfw]] NSFW]] ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' story derailed Naruto's personality in the story. When he discovers that one of his fiances fiancées is pregnant, Naruto is overjoyed at the idea of being a father and having a family. A few chapters later he offhandedly mentions that while traveling the elemental nations, he never practiced safe sex and has (by his count) a few ''dozen'' children throughout the continent. He also tells another fiance fiancée that he doesn't really care if she sleeps around because he fully intends to do so himself.
8th Jul '16 10:57:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom, the two most common victims of this are Dumbledore (typically flanderized from a well-meaning EccentricMentor into a sadistic ManipulativeBastard) and Ginny/Hermione (whoever's on the wrong side of DieForOurShip this week), but other characters aren't immune to this either. Tragically, Luna Lovegood seems to be a frequent target of authors who don't know ([[TheyJustDidntCare or don't care]]) how to keep her unique personality intact. Typically, these stories wind up revealing that Luna's BunnyEarsLawyer personality is a "mask" used to conceal a much more normal (read: ''boring'') character underneath.

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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom, the two most common victims of this are Dumbledore (typically flanderized from a well-meaning EccentricMentor into a sadistic ManipulativeBastard) and Ginny/Hermione (whoever's on the wrong side of DieForOurShip this week), but other characters aren't immune to this either. Tragically, Luna Lovegood seems to be a frequent target of authors who don't know ([[TheyJustDidntCare or (or don't care]]) care) how to keep her unique personality intact. Typically, these stories wind up revealing that Luna's BunnyEarsLawyer personality is a "mask" used to conceal a much more normal (read: ''boring'') character underneath.
4th Jul '16 9:40:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom, the two most common victims of this are Dumbledore (typically flanderized from a well-meaning ObiWan into a sadistic ManipulativeBastard) and Ginny/Hermione (whoever's on the wrong side of DieForOurShip this week), but other characters aren't immune to this either. Tragically, Luna Lovegood seems to be a frequent target of authors who don't know ([[TheyJustDidntCare or don't care]]) how to keep her unique personality intact. Typically, these stories wind up revealing that Luna's BunnyEarsLawyer personality is a "mask" used to conceal a much more normal (read: ''boring'') character underneath.

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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' fandom, the two most common victims of this are Dumbledore (typically flanderized from a well-meaning ObiWan EccentricMentor into a sadistic ManipulativeBastard) and Ginny/Hermione (whoever's on the wrong side of DieForOurShip this week), but other characters aren't immune to this either. Tragically, Luna Lovegood seems to be a frequent target of authors who don't know ([[TheyJustDidntCare or don't care]]) how to keep her unique personality intact. Typically, these stories wind up revealing that Luna's BunnyEarsLawyer personality is a "mask" used to conceal a much more normal (read: ''boring'') character underneath.
15th Jun '16 8:51:56 AM Fanfictionlurker1
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* One of the best cases of this trope ever (showing that TropesAreNotBad) is Bella Swan in ''FanFic/{{Luminosity}}'', where the normally annoying, wangsty and suetiful little strumpet is turned into... a rational person. Seriously, this is the catalyst for a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fanfic that the haters genuinely love.

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* One of the best most well received cases of this trope ever (showing that TropesAreNotBad) is Bella Swan in ''FanFic/{{Luminosity}}'', where the normally author's goal was to turn her canon version, who is most often seen as annoying, wangsty and suetiful little strumpet is turned into... strumpet, into a rational person. Seriously, this This is the catalyst for a ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fanfic that the haters genuinely love.
5th May '16 1:08:52 PM Kid
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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[ShrinkingViolet weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]

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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the''right'' the ''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[ShrinkingViolet weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]
27th Mar '16 5:08:30 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[AdaptationalBadass Margaret]] is a case that [[TropesAreNotBad is actually an improvement on the original version]], since in Smith's original she is a very minor, almost superfluous character who doesn't affect the plot in any way after her introductory scene. In this version, she's pretty much [[SuperIntelligence as smart as the original series' versions of Seaton and DuQuesne combined]], being the one who actually works out the theory for the starship. Furthermore, unlike her canonical self, she's no wallflower-- when [=DuQuesne=] [[NearVillainVictory has the heroes on the ropes]] and is about to send the Alouette into the Sun, she gives a RousingSpeech on human potential that wouldn't be out of place in ''Anime/GurrenLagann'' while [[spoiler: calculating a slingshot trajectory past the Sun in her head, inventing FasterThanLightTravel ''on the spot'']]. It is eventually revealed that she can do this because [[spoiler:the experimental treatment for her autism inadvertently gave her a SplitPersonality, which is even smarter than her "normal" self]].

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** [[AdaptationalBadass Margaret]] is a case that [[TropesAreNotBad is actually an improvement on the original version]], since in Smith's original she is a very minor, almost superfluous character who doesn't affect the plot in any way after her introductory scene. In this version, she's pretty much [[SuperIntelligence as smart as the original series' versions of Seaton and DuQuesne combined]], being the one who actually works out the theory for the starship. Furthermore, unlike her canonical self, she's no wallflower-- when [=DuQuesne=] [[NearVillainVictory has the heroes on the ropes]] and is about to send the Alouette into the Sun, she gives a RousingSpeech on human potential that wouldn't be out of place in ''Anime/GurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenTopppaGurrenLagann'' while [[spoiler: calculating a slingshot trajectory past the Sun in her head, inventing FasterThanLightTravel ''on the spot'']]. It is eventually revealed that she can do this because [[spoiler:the experimental treatment for her autism inadvertently gave her a SplitPersonality, which is even smarter than her "normal" self]].
3rd Feb '16 2:54:14 PM Dechstreme
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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[ShringkingViolet weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]

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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[ShringkingViolet [[ShrinkingViolet weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]
3rd Feb '16 2:53:51 PM Dechstreme
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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[Wallflower weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]

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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[Wallflower [[ShringkingViolet weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]
3rd Feb '16 2:52:32 PM Dechstreme
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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[WallFlower weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]

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** Even the people who are liked by the author aren't safe, just in the opposite direction. Hermione/Ginny (whoever's on the''right'' side of DieForOurShip this week) will be turned into a [[WallFlower [[Wallflower weak-willed]] [[SuetifulAllAlong but beautiful]] arm candy who's only defining quality is being with Harry. Harry meanwhile, often becomes vindictive and heartless to any friend who the author doesn't like, assuming he doesn't become [[DesignatedHero an outright sociopath.]]
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