History CharacterDerailment / LiveActionTV

7th Aug '16 6:54:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''DeadLikeMe'''s TV movie ''Life After Death'' features copious amounts of this, with Daisy and Mason dealt a particularly bad hand.

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* ''DeadLikeMe'''s ''Series/DeadLikeMe'''s TV movie ''Life After Death'' features copious amounts of this, with Daisy and Mason dealt a particularly bad hand.
3rd Aug '16 8:37:46 PM NOYB
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** Paige started out as a together and sensible enough young woman who had a social workers job. In seasons 5 and 6 she suddenly becomes a huge ditz and is seen with a [[ReallyGetsAround different guy every episode]] (her actress even complained about this in various interviews). Plus she spends season 6 going through a whole stream of different temp jobs completely forgetting that she has a law degree. Like Phoebe she gets fixed in later seasons.

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** Paige started out as a together and sensible enough young woman who had a social workers worker's job. In seasons 5 and 6 she suddenly becomes a huge ditz and is seen with a [[ReallyGetsAround different guy every episode]] (her actress even complained about this in various interviews). Plus she spends season 6 going through a whole stream of different temp jobs completely forgetting that she has a law degree. Like Phoebe she gets fixed in later seasons.
3rd Aug '16 8:37:01 PM NOYB
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** Davos Seaworth has dedicated his entire life to King Stannis Baratheon after Stannis knighted him even though he punished Davos for his smuggling. He goes as far as declaring that "King Stannis is [his] God" in season 2. Other big parts of his character portrayal is his dislike for Lady Melisandre and his fondness of Stannis daughter, Shireen, but apparently none of that is important once [[spoiler:Stannis is killed in battle after sacrificing his daughter to the Red God]], as aside from a heartbreaking but still very quick look of sadness when [[spoiler:learning about Shireen's death]], he seemingly immediately jumps into Team Jon Snow once [[spoiler:Jon is also killed, betrayed by his own men]]. Davos takes several weeks to even question Melisandre about [[spoiler:Stannis' and Shireen's deaths]], and puts aside his hatred for the woman, begging her for "any magic" in order to help Jon, whom he barely knew and had shared no scenes alone with so far.

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** Davos Seaworth has dedicated his entire life to King Stannis Baratheon after Stannis knighted him even though he punished Davos for his smuggling. He goes as far as declaring that "King Stannis is [his] God" in season 2. Other big parts of his character portrayal is his dislike for Lady Melisandre and his fondness of Stannis Stannis's daughter, Shireen, but apparently none of that is important once [[spoiler:Stannis is killed in battle after sacrificing his daughter to the Red God]], as aside from a heartbreaking but still very quick look of sadness when [[spoiler:learning about Shireen's death]], he seemingly immediately jumps into Team Jon Snow once [[spoiler:Jon is also killed, betrayed by his own men]]. Davos takes several weeks to even question Melisandre about [[spoiler:Stannis' [[spoiler:Stannis and Shireen's deaths]], and puts aside his hatred for the woman, begging her for "any magic" in order to help Jon, whom he barely knew and had shared no scenes alone with so far.
1st Aug '16 8:34:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The {{Playboy}} TV series ''Boy Nexxt Door'' has the main character start off as a somewhat nerdy, goofy, naive guy who still had plenty of successes and quite possibly a bright future ahead of him in the adult film industry, and after a few seasons quickly derail into the biggest loser imaginable, who is going to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption spectacularly fail at whatever he tries]] no matter what it is, and who women find laughable and pathetic pretty much automatically... nevermind that the whole catalyst for the series was the fact that he had the ability to not only attract numerous hot girls, but actually convince them to let him film it. Apparently with Playboy magazine's [[MagazineDecay decay]] into a {{Maxim}} clone, the network had to [[NetworkDecay follow suit]] and make anyone even slightly uncool [[ButtMonkey objects of total derision]].
* Nearly all the characters on ''TheWestWing'' got derailed after John Wells took over from Aaron Sorkin. Examples include:

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* The {{Playboy}} Magazine/{{Playboy}} TV series ''Boy Nexxt Door'' has the main character start off as a somewhat nerdy, goofy, naive guy who still had plenty of successes and quite possibly a bright future ahead of him in the adult film industry, and after a few seasons quickly derail into the biggest loser imaginable, who is going to [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption spectacularly fail at whatever he tries]] no matter what it is, and who women find laughable and pathetic pretty much automatically... nevermind that the whole catalyst for the series was the fact that he had the ability to not only attract numerous hot girls, but actually convince them to let him film it. Apparently with Playboy magazine's [[MagazineDecay decay]] into a {{Maxim}} clone, the network had to [[NetworkDecay follow suit]] and make anyone even slightly uncool [[ButtMonkey objects of total derision]].
* Nearly all the characters on ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' got derailed after John Wells took over from Aaron Sorkin. Examples include:
25th Jul '16 6:12:37 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'': In her first appearence, Max was a NiceGirl who [[EasilyForgiven forgave]] the twins for abandoning her and Tapeworm for the Drew Crew. In later appearences she was much harsher and while never exactly became a {{Jerkass}}, had a few moments of genuine nastiness towards Cody in "Election".
1st Jul '16 3:49:50 PM wuggles
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* ''TheOffice'' seems to be coming close to this trope in the fourth season, making previously sympathetic characters much less likable. Ryan's change from average guy to suave douchebag is at least a somewhat believable CharacterDevelopment, resulting from his huge promotion. Although Jan was never nice before, she was about as pleasant as you could expect anyone having to deal with Michael Scott to be. After being fired, she transforms into a total bitch. Toby was originally just a guy who got picked on excessively by Michael, but it's strongly implied now that he's jealous of Jim's relationship with Pam, and passive-aggressively taking it out on Jim.

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* ''TheOffice'' seems to be coming ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' came close to this trope in the fourth season, making previously sympathetic characters much less likable. Ryan's change from average guy to suave douchebag is at least a somewhat believable CharacterDevelopment, resulting from his huge promotion. Although Jan was never nice before, she was about as pleasant as you could expect anyone having to deal with Michael Scott to be. After being fired, she transforms into a total bitch. Toby was originally just a guy who got picked on excessively by Michael, but it's strongly implied now that he's jealous of Jim's relationship with Pam, and passive-aggressively taking it out on Jim.
30th Jun '16 6:58:18 PM wuggles
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* On ''Series/TheMindyProject'', Danny started out as a DeadpanSnarker (who at worst would be considered a JerkWithAHeartOfGold) with CommitmentIssues. This changes in season 4, when [[spoiler: he and Mindy are engaged and living together after the birth of their son Leo. He then gets into an ongoing argument with Mindy over her choice to not be a stay-at-home mom and refuses to see her side of things, instead viewing all of Mindy's life decisions as wrong. This leads to the break-up of their relationship. Cut to less than a year later, and he's already engaged to someone else.]]
22nd Jun '16 11:16:32 AM DevinMeenan
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** In the [[Comic/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Season 8 comic continuation]] [[spoiler: TheReveal that Angel was the BigBad Twilight and willing servant of the true Twilight entity]] was widely viewed by fans to be inconsistent with the character development he received over the course of [[Series/{{Angel}} his spin-of series]].
10th Jun '16 11:39:08 PM cherrychels
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** Claire went through an interesting character arc in the beginning. She had a CursedWithAwesome phase regarding her power, found out her adoptive father, Noah, works for a secret company that hunts people like her (with abilities) and later, that her biological father, Nathan, and grandmother, Angela, were willing to let catastrophe happen so he could become president... until each dad underwent a HeelFaceTurn (for which she was instrumental in prompting) and reconciled with her. That was all good in season one, made sense. Season two onward, it seems like Claire still has the same issues over and over: she bitches about her power more than any other character and, in every volume, her story arc always boils down to a version of, "I can't trust my father!" - especially with Noah (and this is particularly [[HasTwoDaddies doubled]] in volume four when she is pissed at ''both'' her [[PapaWolf dads]], Noah and Nathan, for the same thing at the same time - but this volume allowed for some father-daughter exploration with each dad, particularly Nathan.)

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** Claire went through an interesting character arc in the beginning. She had a CursedWithAwesome phase regarding her power, found out her adoptive father, Noah, works for a secret company that hunts people like her (with abilities) and later, that her biological father, Nathan, and grandmother, Angela, were willing to let catastrophe happen so he could become president... until each dad underwent a HeelFaceTurn (for which she was instrumental in prompting) and reconciled with her. That was all good in season one, made sense. Season two onward, it seems like Claire still has the same issues over and over: she bitches about her power more than any other character and, in every volume, her story arc always boils down to a version of, "I can't trust my father!" - especially with Noah (and this is particularly [[HasTwoDaddies doubled]] in volume four when she is pissed at ''both'' her [[PapaWolf dads]], Noah and Nathan, for the same thing at the same time - but an upside is that this volume allowed for some father-daughter exploration with each dad, particularly Nathan.)



*** Volume Four - Though her outrage is particularly justified this time, Claire is still surprised both her fathers, Noah and Nathan, are [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]]. As they try sending her home to live a normal life, Claire takes her two dads to task over the government-run operation Nathan is heading and Noah is helping him run. Except for Claire, this operation allows for the imprisonment of people with super-powers while Claire is granted a free pass from it. However, both dads dismiss Claire's objections, work to protect her, and send her back home but Claire uses her free pass to rebel against her dads by secretly hiding super-powered people. When Nathan's own power is exposed, this prompts the end of Claire's free pass and Nathan rescues his daughter from his own botched operation, flying her to Mexico to keep her safe. As Nathan makes amends with Claire and atones for his former operation with plans to overthrow it, Noah covertly works with Angela to stop the operation's hunter, Danko, who seized control and has revealed himself to be pretty ruthless against evolved humans [[spoiler: until he's killed and chopped up by Edgar]]. When the Petrelli-Bennet family reunites, this leads to a reconciliation between Claire and her fathers, wherein she finally mends her strained relationships with Noah and Nathan by the end of the volume.
*** Volume Five - Things with Claire actually seem to go pretty well at first... until she is devastated to learn [[spoiler: one of her dads (Nathan) is dead]]. This pretty much ends the peace between Claire and Noah because she is justifiably livid to discover her father and grandfather [[spoiler: covered up her other fatherís murder ''and'' dressed up the killer, [[SerialKiller Sylar]], in Nathan's face, letting Claire love and hug a man she believed was her father but was actually a shape-shifted, mind-wiped Sylar, Claire's long-time tormentor and Nathan's killer - while Noah and Angela knew the whole time. Claire also thought Sylar was dead, another lie from Noah and Angela, so that really didn't help this whole blow-out]]. Things don't improve when a new BigBad tells Claire that Noah once killed a man in front of his young daughter and Claire goes back to being convinced her dad is a monster...

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*** Volume Four - Though her outrage is particularly justified this time, Claire is still surprised both her fathers, Noah and Nathan, are [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well Intentioned Extremists]]. As they try sending her home to live a normal life, Claire takes her two dads to task over the government-run operation Nathan is heading and Noah is helping him run. Except for Claire, this operation allows for the imprisonment of people with super-powers while Claire is granted a free pass from it. However, both dads dismiss Claire's objections, work to protect her, and send her back home but Claire uses her free pass to rebel against her dads by secretly hiding super-powered people. When Nathan's own power is exposed, this prompts the end of Claire's free pass and Nathan rescues his daughter from his own botched operation, flying her to Mexico to keep her safe. As Nathan makes amends with Claire and atones for his former operation with plans to overthrow it, Noah covertly works with Angela to stop the operation's hunter, Danko, who seized control and has revealed himself to be pretty ruthless against evolved humans [[spoiler: until he's killed and chopped up by Edgar]]. When the Petrelli-Bennet family reunites, this leads to a reconciliation between Claire and both her fathers, wherein she finally mends her strained relationships with Noah and Nathan by the end of the volume.
*** Volume Five - Things with Claire actually seem to go pretty well at first... until she is devastated to learn [[spoiler: one of her dads (Nathan) is dead]]. This pretty much ends the peace between Claire and Noah because she is justifiably livid to discover her father and grandfather grandmother [[spoiler: covered up her other fatherís murder ''and'' dressed up the killer, [[SerialKiller Sylar]], in Nathan's face, letting Claire love and hug a man she believed was her father but was actually a shape-shifted, mind-wiped Sylar, Claire's long-time tormentor and Nathan's killer - while Noah and Angela knew the whole time. Claire also thought Sylar was dead, another lie from Noah and Angela, so that really didn't help this whole blow-out]]. Things don't improve when a new BigBad tells Claire that Noah once killed a man in front of his young daughter and Claire goes back to being convinced her dad is a monster...
10th Jun '16 11:21:29 PM cherrychels
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*** Volume Five - Things with Claire actually seem to go pretty well at first... until the peace between her and Noah ends when she is justifiably livid to learn her father [[spoiler: covered up her other father, Nathan's, murder and, furthermore, dressed Sylar up in Nathan's face, letting her love and hug a man she believed was her father but was actually a shape-shifted Sylar, her tormentor and the man who murdered Nathan - while Noah and her grandmother, Angela, knew the whole time. Claire also thought Sylar was dead, another lie from Noah and Angela, so that really didn't help this whole blow-out]]. Things don't improve when a new BigBad tells Claire that Noah once killed a man in front of his young daughter and Claire goes back to being convinced her dad is a monster...

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*** Volume Five - Things with Claire actually seem to go pretty well at first... until she is devastated to learn [[spoiler: one of her dads (Nathan) is dead]]. This pretty much ends the peace between her Claire and Noah ends when because she is justifiably livid to learn discover her father and grandfather [[spoiler: covered up her other father, Nathan's, fatherís murder and, furthermore, ''and'' dressed Sylar up the killer, [[SerialKiller Sylar]], in Nathan's face, letting her Claire love and hug a man she believed was her father but was actually a shape-shifted shape-shifted, mind-wiped Sylar, her Claire's long-time tormentor and the man who murdered Nathan Nathan's killer - while Noah and her grandmother, Angela, Angela knew the whole time. Claire also thought Sylar was dead, another lie from Noah and Angela, so that really didn't help this whole blow-out]]. Things don't improve when a new BigBad tells Claire that Noah once killed a man in front of his young daughter and Claire goes back to being convinced her dad is a monster...
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