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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...
10th Jun '16 4:16:08 AM MrThorfan64
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** Davos Seaworth has dedicated his entire life to King Stannis Baratheon after he showed him mercy by punishing him for his crimes as a smuggler instead of killing him. 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 he showed Stannis knighted him mercy by punishing him even though he punished Davos for his crimes as a smuggler instead of killing him.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.
10th Jun '16 4:14:11 AM MrThorfan64
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** Jaime in the books realizes that a lot of his problems he's faced is because of being with Cersei in their secret affair, to the point of burning a letter she's written and sent to him ignoring her pleas to come and be her Champion in a TrialByCombat. In the series he looks to go through the same development as in the books but after Season 4 however, he becomes little more than her lapdog as he was before, going from the only person who ever loved his brother, to vowing to kill Tyrion after he had killed [[spoiler: their father Tywin]]

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** Jaime in the books realizes that a lot of his problems he's faced is because of being with Cersei in their secret affair, to the point of burning a letter she's written and sent to him ignoring her pleas to come and be her Champion in a TrialByCombat. In the series he looks to go through the same development as in the books but after Season 4 however, he becomes little more than her lapdog as he was before, going from the only person who ever loved his brother, to vowing to kill Tyrion after he had killed [[spoiler: their father Tywin]]Tywin]], and even tells Cersei "We're the only people who matter."
6th Jun '16 9:41:56 PM cherrychels
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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 people with super-powered abilities to be imprisoned while Claire is granted a free pass from it. However, both dads dismiss her objections, want her to be protected, 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.

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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-powered abilities to be imprisoned super-powers while Claire is granted a free pass from it. However, both dads dismiss her Claire's objections, want her work to be protected, 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.



*** But unquestionably, the biggest case of derailment goes to Jack himself. While he had always been violent and [[IDidWhatIHadToDo willing to do whatever it took to get the job done]], he becomes completely like Tony in the second half of the season, willing to murder foreign agents who don't know anything about the conspiracy and are merely [[PunchClockVillain doing their jobs]]. In essence, he succumbs to the same HeWhoFightsMonsters derailment that Tony was subject to, [[spoiler:and only doesn't completely cross the line because he's talked down from completing his revenge, which would have resulted in a world war had he succeeded.]] And mind you, this isn't for any ideal this time around. Before, while his previous behaviour could be seen as acceptable given that he was always out for justice against terrorists before they could succeed in their own schemes, this time he's motivated purely by revenge. The fact that he was slowly becoming like Tony is not mentioned by anyone, likely because the events of previous seasons are always neglected save for minor throwaway pieces of dialogue.

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*** But unquestionably, the biggest case of derailment goes to Jack himself. While he had always been violent and [[IDidWhatIHadToDo willing to do whatever it took to get the job done]], he becomes completely like Tony in the second half of the season, willing to murder foreign agents who don't know anything about the conspiracy and are merely [[PunchClockVillain doing their jobs]]. In essence, he succumbs to the same HeWhoFightsMonsters derailment that Tony was subject to, [[spoiler:and only doesn't completely cross the line because he's talked down from completing his revenge, which would have resulted in a world war had he succeeded.]] And mind you, this isn't for any ideal this time around. Before, while his previous behaviour behavior could be seen as acceptable given that he was always out for justice against terrorists before they could succeed in their own schemes, this time he's motivated purely by revenge. The fact that he was slowly becoming like Tony is not mentioned by anyone, likely because the events of previous seasons are always neglected save for minor throwaway pieces of dialogue.



** When Ares first appeared, it was shown how the God of War fights. And that standard has basically stayed the same - with the exception that when he spars one-on-one with Xena in front of the Furies he doesn't use any godly powers - however, when the 'Twilight of the Gods' arc arrived, ''all Gods'' were reduced to idiotic morons with the God and Goddess of War (''and wisdom'') being taken down easier than the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Warlord Of The Week]]. Ares gets the WorfEffect and all the Gods' powers, abilities and intelligence is taken down to the proficiency of mortals with pyrotechnics who have no idea how to use their powers or how to fight so that Xena can [[spoiler:kill them all]]. Every single God gets villified, with their characters so skewed that everyone except [[spoiler:Athena, Aphrodite, and Ares]] becomes a stock moronic evil henchmen no matter ''who'' they are, so that Xena can retain the moral high-ground (y'know, so the audience can try to forget that she is committing what amounts to genocide and that if ''she'' was in the position where someone was trying to [[spoiler:kill her and everyone she loved]], she would have been much ''much'' worse). Lucky that in previous episodes the show hadn't demonstrated that the Gods embody different aspects of humanity and the loss of godhood results in humanity going insane... oh, wait.

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** When Ares first appeared, it was shown how the God of War fights. And that standard has basically stayed the same - with the exception that when he spars one-on-one with Xena in front of the Furies he doesn't use any godly powers - however, when the 'Twilight of the Gods' arc arrived, ''all Gods'' were reduced to idiotic morons with the God and Goddess of War (''and wisdom'') being taken down easier than the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Warlord Of The Week]]. Ares gets the WorfEffect and all the Gods' powers, abilities and intelligence is taken down to the proficiency of mortals with pyrotechnics who have no idea how to use their powers or how to fight so that Xena can [[spoiler:kill them all]]. Every single God gets villified, vilified, with their characters so skewed that everyone except [[spoiler:Athena, Aphrodite, and Ares]] becomes a stock moronic evil henchmen no matter ''who'' they are, so that Xena can retain the moral high-ground (y'know, so the audience can try to forget that she is committing what amounts to genocide and that if ''she'' was in the position where someone was trying to [[spoiler:kill her and everyone she loved]], she would have been much ''much'' worse). Lucky that in previous episodes the show hadn't demonstrated that the Gods embody different aspects of humanity and the loss of godhood results in humanity going insane... oh, wait.



** ELENA, probably the biggest example. Elena went from being a likeable and relatable protagonist and heroine to someone who was selfish, unrecognizable and unlikeable. From season's 1 to 3, Elena was vulnerable human girl but at the same time, she was also rather strong, considering all of the pain and grief and loss that was constantly thrown her way. Elena was someone that the audience could relate to and could root for. Personality wise, Elena was seen to be kind, caring, selfless, understandung, empathetic and compassionate. She was always willing to put her loved ones, including her family and her friends, before herself. She would never hesitate to die or put her life in harm's way to save someone that she loves. There's also the fact that Elena was in love and in a romantic relationship with Stefan. It was very clear that Elena was in love with Stefan during the time when she was a human and that her love for him was selfless and pure and Stefan showed that he brought out the best in Elena. However, this all changed in season 4. Elena died and became a vampire and from there, her entire personality and her character changed for the negative. Elena's feelings for Damon were also becoming more obvious and she was drifting away from Stefan. Elena then gave into her feelings for Damon and slept with him ''only 24 hours after she had broken up with Stefan''. This enraged a large portion of the fandom and the audience and the audience all but turned on her and viewed her unsympathetically. It was discovered that Elena was sired to Damon, hence why her feelings for Damon were magnified and why she had slept with Damon right away. However, even with the excuse of the sire bond, it did not stop the audience/fandom from intensely disliking her and turning on her. It seems that ever since season 4, Elena's character never recovered both within the story and with the audience. Elena's character became even worse in season 5. Many fans found Elena extremely unlikeable and many of them wished for her to die or be killed off and for Katherine to take Elena's place as the protagonist of the show. By season 5, Elena officially became TheScrappy of the show and the majority of the fandom and the audience downright hated or disliked her. Elena became the opposite of what or who she was as a human when she became a vampire: selfish, self absorbed, jealous, weak, clingy, needy, dependent, whiny, and unlikeable. Many characters in the series such as Stefan, Jeremy, Matt, Bonnie, Caroline etc and even villains such as Klaus for example, have all made comments about how much Elena had changed for the worst or the negative since she became a vampire and since she got into a relationship with Damon. Although the unfortunate part of all this is how much self awareness Elena really lacks and that Elena herself doesn't actually realize just how badly she had changed for the worst.

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** ELENA, Elena is probably the biggest example. Elena went from being a likeable likable and relatable protagonist and heroine to someone who was selfish, unrecognizable and unlikeable. From season's 1 to 3, Elena was vulnerable human girl but at the same time, she was also rather strong, considering all of the pain and grief and loss that was constantly thrown her way. Elena was someone that the audience could relate to and could root for. Personality wise, Elena was seen to be kind, caring, selfless, understandung, understanding, empathetic and compassionate. She was always willing to put her loved ones, including her family and her friends, before herself. She would never hesitate to die or put her life in harm's way to save someone that she loves. There's also the fact that Elena was in love and in a romantic relationship with Stefan. It was very clear that Elena was in love with Stefan during the time when she was a human and that her love for him was selfless and pure and Stefan showed that he brought out the best in Elena. However, this all changed in season 4. Elena died and became a vampire and from there, her entire personality and her character changed for the negative. Elena's feelings for Damon were also becoming more obvious and she was drifting away from Stefan. Elena then gave into her feelings for Damon and slept with him ''only 24 hours after she had broken up with Stefan''. This enraged a large portion of the fandom and the audience and the audience all but turned on her and viewed her unsympathetically. It was discovered that Elena was sired to Damon, hence why her feelings for Damon were magnified and why she had slept with Damon right away. However, even with the excuse of the sire bond, it did not stop the audience/fandom from intensely disliking her and turning on her. It seems that ever since season 4, Elena's character never recovered both within the story and with the audience. Elena's character became even worse in season 5. Many fans found Elena extremely unlikeable and many of them wished for her to die or be killed off and for Katherine to take Elena's place as the protagonist of the show. By season 5, Elena officially became TheScrappy of the show and the majority of the fandom and the audience downright hated or disliked her. Elena became the opposite of what or who she was as a human when she became a vampire: selfish, self absorbed, jealous, weak, clingy, needy, dependent, whiny, and unlikeable. Many characters in the series such as Stefan, Jeremy, Matt, Bonnie, Caroline etc and even villains such as Klaus for example, have all made comments about how much Elena had changed for the worst or the negative since she became a vampire and since she got into a relationship with Damon. Although the unfortunate part of all this is how much self awareness Elena really lacks and that Elena herself doesn't actually realize just how badly she had changed for the worst.



* The title character of the Masterpiece Theatre series ''Series/{{Bramwell}}'' goes through this in the final season. Once a mature, intelligent, level-headed young woman, she's suddenly cheating on her fiance, having WallBangHer sex with an army major she just met a few weeks prior, acting shocked and horrified at the things that go on in the slums of London when she's been working in this area for years and shouldn't be shocked by anything, and generally running around acting very foolish and impulsive. She may as well have been a completely different character, not just a ruined one.

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* The title character of the Masterpiece Theatre series ''Series/{{Bramwell}}'' goes through this in the final season. Once a mature, intelligent, level-headed young woman, she's suddenly cheating on her fiance, fiancé, having WallBangHer sex with an army major she just met a few weeks prior, acting shocked and horrified at the things that go on in the slums of London when she's been working in this area for years and shouldn't be shocked by anything, and generally running around acting very foolish and impulsive. She may as well have been a completely different character, not just a ruined one.
4th Jun '16 7:38:35 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 do much for 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 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 do much for 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...
4th Jun '16 7:22:45 PM cherrychels
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*** Season Five - Claire and Noah actually seem to continue their reconciliation... until 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 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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*** Season Volume Five - Things with Claire and Noah actually seem to continue their reconciliation... 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 Angela 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 do much for 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...
4th Jun '16 7:11:32 PM cherrychels
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** In some cases, this started long before season 7. For example, Ellie, from her introduction in season 2 until season 4, was a [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] [[{{Goth}} goth/punk]] girl who put everyone else before herself no matter how much it hurt her to do so (acting as Marco's beard, taking care of her alcoholic mother, etc.), then [[StepfordSmiler pretended to be fine when she wasn't and then vented her emotions through self-destructive behaviour]]. She also hated Craig, a lot, and, despite playing a few instruments, was determined to follow her passion for journalism. In season 5, her wardrobe was radically changed, and she became a clone of Ashley- much bubblier than before, petty enough to throw a drumstick at her romantic rival, and willing (though she didn't actually end up doing so) to follow Craig, who she had inexplicably fallen for despite never resolving her relationship with Sean, to Vancouver to start a music career. By her last appearance in season 8, she was practically unrecognizable, both physically and in terms of personality.

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** In some cases, this started long before season 7. For example, Ellie, from her introduction in season 2 until season 4, was a [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] [[{{Goth}} goth/punk]] girl who put everyone else before herself no matter how much it hurt her to do so (acting as Marco's beard, taking care of her alcoholic mother, etc.), then [[StepfordSmiler pretended to be fine when she wasn't and then vented her emotions through self-destructive behaviour]].behavior]]. She also hated Craig, a lot, and, despite playing a few instruments, was determined to follow her passion for journalism. In season 5, her wardrobe was radically changed, and she became a clone of Ashley- much bubblier than before, petty enough to throw a drumstick at her romantic rival, and willing (though she didn't actually end up doing so) to follow Craig, who she had inexplicably fallen for despite never resolving her relationship with Sean, to Vancouver to start a music career. By her last appearance in season 8, she was practically unrecognizable, both physically and in terms of personality.



*** Possibly. There is a simpler explanation - Buffy's poor leadership technique had been tolerated up until then, but near the end of Season 7 virtually everyone had had enough of her superiority complex. Buffy had continually stated the belief that being Slayer made her a) the leader and b) worth listening to, while adding a dash of 'nobody else gets to have an opinion'. Willow and Xander turned against her when it became obvious Buffy's stubborness was going to get people killed. Giles was very quick to see this, but was also very alarmed at her blindness towards anything involving Spike (see above).

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*** Possibly. There is a simpler explanation - Buffy's poor leadership technique had been tolerated up until then, but near the end of Season 7 virtually everyone had had enough of her superiority complex. Buffy had continually stated the belief that being Slayer made her a) the leader and b) worth listening to, while adding a dash of 'nobody else gets to have an opinion'. Willow and Xander turned against her when it became obvious Buffy's stubborness stubbornness was going to get people killed. Giles was very quick to see this, but was also very alarmed at her blindness towards anything involving Spike (see above).



** Odo. He went from someone who abhorred injustice and the Occupation, argued passionately against destroying a proto-universe that threatened the station, and even got narky about ''cutting flowers'' for bouquets, to having a future version who wiped 3,000 people out of existence to save Kira and give his past self a chance with her. Then the writers decided that the ''only'' reason that he didn't join the rest of the Changelings--rulers of the Dominion who happily practiced genocide--was because of Kira. You could do some AlternativeCharacterInterpretation with the fact that the people who insisted this the loudest were other Changelings, but WordOfGod says no, that's really the reason. Never mind all the important relationships he has with Sisko, Quark, and Garak, or his previously-established sense[[note]]albeit an unorthodox one[[/note]] of justice and morality.

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** Odo. He went from someone who abhorred injustice and the Occupation, argued passionately against destroying a proto-universe that threatened the station, and even got narky snarky about ''cutting flowers'' for bouquets, to having a future version who wiped 3,000 people out of existence to save Kira and give his past self a chance with her. Then the writers decided that the ''only'' reason that he didn't join the rest of the Changelings--rulers of the Dominion who happily practiced genocide--was because of Kira. You could do some AlternativeCharacterInterpretation with the fact that the people who insisted this the loudest were other Changelings, but WordOfGod says no, that's really the reason. Never mind all the important relationships he has with Sisko, Quark, and Garak, or his previously-established sense[[note]]albeit an unorthodox one[[/note]] of justice and morality.



* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Leonard started out as a likeable, DoggedNiceGuy, who had a crush on Penny. By season 3, he's a snarky, short tempered, horn dog. It's like the writers forgot how to properly write his character. In his defense, spending that much time around Howard and Sheldon probably played a factor. Thankfully, the recent seasons seemed to have [[CharacterRerailment reversed]] this for the most part.

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* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' Leonard started out as a likeable, likable, DoggedNiceGuy, who had a crush on Penny. By season 3, he's a snarky, short tempered, horn dog. It's like the writers forgot how to properly write his character. In his defense, spending that much time around Howard and Sheldon probably played a factor. Thankfully, the recent seasons seemed to have [[CharacterRerailment reversed]] this for the most part.



*** 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 people with super-powered abilities to be imprisoned while Claire is granted a free pass from it. However, both dads dismiss her objections, want her to be protected, 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 is now hunting Claire and Nathan. 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. [[spoiler: Good thing since Nathan was killed right at the end of the volume during his effort to take down his former operation.]]

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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 people with super-powered abilities to be imprisoned while Claire is granted a free pass from it. However, both dads dismiss her objections, want her to be protected, 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 is now hunting Claire seized control and Nathan.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. [[spoiler: Good thing since Nathan was killed right at the end of the volume during his effort to take down his former operation.]]
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* Phoebe from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' was a little scatty but good natured for most of the series, most importantly she was the most forgiving of all the sisters. She ended her relationship with Cole at the end of season 4 and tried to let him down gently. Fast forward to season 5 where all of a sudden she blames Cole for everything that has gone wrong in her life and is willing to try and kill him simply from a bad dream she had. On top of that she suddenly becomes obsessed with finding a husband and getting pregnant to the degree where she uses her premonitions on the first date to see if the relationship is going anywhere. In season 8 her characterisation finally gets fixed and she's a lot closer to how she was in the beginning with a good bit of CharacterDevelopment thrown in.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'':
* Phoebe from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' was a little scatty but good natured for most of the series, most importantly she was the most forgiving of all the sisters. She ended her relationship with Cole at the end of season 4 and tried to let him down gently. Fast forward to season 5 where all of a sudden she blames Cole for everything that has gone wrong in her life and is willing to try and kill him simply from a bad dream she had. On top of that she suddenly becomes obsessed with finding a husband and getting pregnant to the degree where she uses her premonitions on the first date to see if the relationship is going anywhere. In season 8 her characterisation finally gets fixed and she's a lot closer to how she was in the beginning with a good bit of CharacterDevelopment thrown in.
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