History CharacterDerailment / LiveActionTV

27th Apr '16 12:21:04 PM Shadow200
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** Jaime in the books realizes that Cersei has been a negative influence on him and a lot of his problems he's faced is because of being with her, 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 TrialByComabt. 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 Cersei has been a negative influence on him and a lot of his problems he's faced is because of being with her, 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 TrialByComabt.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]]
27th Apr '16 12:16:47 PM Shadow200
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** Jaime in the books realizes that Cersei has been a negative influence on him and a lot of his problems he's faced is because of being with her, 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 TrialByComabt. 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]]
25th Apr '16 2:32:40 PM Silverblade2
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** A lot of viewers disliked Ellaria Sand's [[AdaptationalVillainy portrayal]] in Season 5 [[spoiler:after Oberyn was killed]]. In the books, she's a NiceGirl and the OnlySaneWoman who called out on the Martells that avenging the deaths of their relatives will not bring them back considering that the people responsible for it were already dead [[spoiler:(one of them got a MutualKill from Oberyn)]]. In fact, in Season 4, she even tried to calm Oberyn down when he heard two Lannister soldiers singing, "The Rains of Castamere". However in Season 5, she becomes very irrational and wanted to [[WouldHurtAChild harm Myrcella]], because she's a Lannister despite that she has nothing to do with her lover's death and regardless that Doran gave her a second chance with a warning, [[spoiler:she still pursues her revenge by poisoning Myrcella while she's on her way back to King's Landing with Jaime and Bronn]]. This action became Ellaria's MoralEventHorizon which not only destroyed any chance for the Lannister-Martell feud to end [[spoiler:but also endangered Doran's son, Trystane, who will probably be the target of Jaime and Cersei's anger since someone from Dorne killed their daughter]].

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** A lot of viewers disliked Ellaria Sand's [[AdaptationalVillainy portrayal]] in Season 5 [[spoiler:after Oberyn was killed]]. In the books, she's a NiceGirl and the OnlySaneWoman who called out on the Martells that avenging the deaths of their relatives will not bring them back considering that the people responsible for it were already dead [[spoiler:(one of them got a MutualKill from Oberyn)]]. In fact, in Season 4, she even tried to calm Oberyn down when he heard two Lannister soldiers singing, "The Rains of Castamere". However in Season 5, she becomes very irrational and wanted to [[WouldHurtAChild harm Myrcella]], because she's a Lannister despite that she has nothing to do with her lover's death and regardless that Doran gave her a second chance with a warning, [[spoiler:she still pursues her revenge by poisoning Myrcella while she's on her way back to King's Landing with Jaime and Bronn]]. This action became Ellaria's MoralEventHorizon which not only destroyed any chance for the Lannister-Martell feud to end [[spoiler:but also endangered Doran's son, Trystane, who will probably be the target of Jaime Trystane. Indeed in season 6 premiere, she personally murders Doran and Cersei's anger since someone from Dorne killed their daughter]].sends her daughters to kill Trystane because they don't support her revenge]].
15th Apr '16 8:33:34 PM sayaleviathan
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* ''Film/GameOfThrones'': This crops up occasionally. It's usually because of adaptational differences from book to screen.

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* ''Film/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'': This crops up occasionally. It's usually because of adaptational differences from book to screen.



** A lot of viewers disliked Ellaria Sand's [[AdaptationalVillainy portrayal]] in Season 5 [[spoiler:after Oberyn was killed]]. In the books, she's a NiceGirl and the OnlySaneWoman who called out on the Martells that avenging the deaths of their relatives will not bring them back considering that the people responsible for it were already dead [[spoiler:(one of them got a MutualKill from Oberyn)]]. In fact, in Season 4, she even tried to calm Oberyn down when he heard two Lannister soldiers singing, "The Rains of Castamere". However in Season 5, she becomes very irrational and wanted to [[WouldHurtAChild harm Myrcella]], because she's a Lannister despite that she has nothing to do with her lover's death and regardless that Doran gave her a second chance with a warning, [[spoiler:she still pursues her revenge by poisoning Myrcella while she's on her way back to King's Landing with Jaime and Bronn]]. This action became Ellaria's MoralEventHorizon which not only destroyed any chance for the Lannister-Martell feud to end [[spoiler:but also endangered Doran's son, Trystane, who will probably be the target of Jaime's anger since someone from Dorne killed his daughter]].

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** A lot of viewers disliked Ellaria Sand's [[AdaptationalVillainy portrayal]] in Season 5 [[spoiler:after Oberyn was killed]]. In the books, she's a NiceGirl and the OnlySaneWoman who called out on the Martells that avenging the deaths of their relatives will not bring them back considering that the people responsible for it were already dead [[spoiler:(one of them got a MutualKill from Oberyn)]]. In fact, in Season 4, she even tried to calm Oberyn down when he heard two Lannister soldiers singing, "The Rains of Castamere". However in Season 5, she becomes very irrational and wanted to [[WouldHurtAChild harm Myrcella]], because she's a Lannister despite that she has nothing to do with her lover's death and regardless that Doran gave her a second chance with a warning, [[spoiler:she still pursues her revenge by poisoning Myrcella while she's on her way back to King's Landing with Jaime and Bronn]]. This action became Ellaria's MoralEventHorizon which not only destroyed any chance for the Lannister-Martell feud to end [[spoiler:but also endangered Doran's son, Trystane, who will probably be the target of Jaime's Jaime and Cersei's anger since someone from Dorne killed his their daughter]].
21st Mar '16 6:21:43 PM LaszloZapacik
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** The Unsullied are initially introduced in Season 3 as invincible war-obsessed fighting machines. And at first, this seems to be true - they manage to capture Yunkai and Meereen with relative ease. In Season 5, however, they are somehow outmatched and easily defeated on several occasions by the Sons of the Harpy - shadowy Meereenese terrorists largely made up of former slaveowners with little to no combat training, and armed only with knives. In the books, the Sons largely attack civilians, only attacking Unsullied when they are alone and off-guard (such as in brothels), but their threatening nature seems to be increased for the adaptation.
18th Mar '16 8:52:20 PM nombretomado
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* T-Bag. Oh T-Bag. Throughout PrisonBreak's first three seasons, he was a MagnificentBastard who knew how to manipulate every part of his environment, whether in Fox River prison, a well known fugitive, or in Sona. Unfortunately, on the ''first'' episode of season 4, T-Bag made many really dumb mistakes. Like, for one, pursuing revenge against Michael Scofield for the hell he put him through. It's kind of understandable, considering that T-Bag didn't have it easy, but extremely stupid when you realize Michael's also the reason he's out of prison AND has millions of dollars, courtesy of Westmoreland's stache. To top it off, he had like three hot-ass Latino chicks in his bed. And, to make matters worse, soon after T-Bag hires a guy to transport him to the US, he and his buddies seize the opportunity to steal all of his money and throw him into the desert. And as a result, T-Bag had to resort to cannibilism with his [[Series/{{Lost}} Hurley-sized partner]] to survive. Sigh, To be fair, when the writers had to gather every major character ''again'' to start the Scylla hunt by arresting them, they did it in a pretty unconvincing way, seeing as they all successfully dodged police for most of season 2. But with T-Bag, it was so blatantly out of character, it ruined him the entire season. His de-evolution only gets worse from here.
* In AceLightning, secondary character Heather Hoffs was, in the first series, a somewhat highly strung, but determined, hard working, confident girl. In the final series she became a nasty, self centred bitch. (This was possibly done to show off how great the series new CanonSue was.)

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* T-Bag. Oh T-Bag. Throughout PrisonBreak's ''Series/PrisonBreak'''s first three seasons, he was a MagnificentBastard who knew how to manipulate every part of his environment, whether in Fox River prison, a well known fugitive, or in Sona. Unfortunately, on the ''first'' episode of season 4, T-Bag made many really dumb mistakes. Like, for one, pursuing revenge against Michael Scofield for the hell he put him through. It's kind of understandable, considering that T-Bag didn't have it easy, but extremely stupid when you realize Michael's also the reason he's out of prison AND has millions of dollars, courtesy of Westmoreland's stache. To top it off, he had like three hot-ass Latino chicks in his bed. And, to make matters worse, soon after T-Bag hires a guy to transport him to the US, he and his buddies seize the opportunity to steal all of his money and throw him into the desert. And as a result, T-Bag had to resort to cannibilism with his [[Series/{{Lost}} Hurley-sized partner]] to survive. Sigh, To be fair, when the writers had to gather every major character ''again'' to start the Scylla hunt by arresting them, they did it in a pretty unconvincing way, seeing as they all successfully dodged police for most of season 2. But with T-Bag, it was so blatantly out of character, it ruined him the entire season. His de-evolution only gets worse from here.
* In AceLightning, ''Series/AceLightning'', secondary character Heather Hoffs was, in the first series, a somewhat highly strung, but determined, hard working, confident girl. In the final series she became a nasty, self centred bitch. (This was possibly done to show off how great the series new CanonSue was.)
5th Mar '16 8:22:10 PM DrOO7
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* Series/{{NCIS}}'s Jake Malloy, husband of Ellie Bishop. In his first appearance, it's established that he absolutely adores his wife and seems to become even more enamored of her after watching her in action. A year later, he admits that he's been having an affair with a coworker. The show even seemed to lampshade this abrupt 180 when Ellie tells [=DiNozzo=] and [=McGee=] about this and they ask "Are you sure?", as if they find this as inexplicable as the viewer.
19th Feb '16 10:28:58 PM Scabbard
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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, 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 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.
17th Jan '16 10:34:20 AM nombretomado
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* The arc dealing with Olivia's discovery of her half brother on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', an until-then realistic show with realistically sensible characters, reduced Olivia to possessing all the common sense of your average soap opera character. She and Cragen even note later that she was [[NotHimself Not Herself]].

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* The arc dealing with Olivia's discovery of her half brother on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', an until-then realistic show with realistically sensible characters, reduced Olivia to possessing all the common sense of your average soap opera character. She and Cragen even note later that she was [[NotHimself Not Herself]].
8th Dec '15 1:09:45 PM Berrenta
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** Then there was the episode 'Point of No Return', with the discovery that Marty Pino, a former recurring coroner who was enjoyed by some fans, was revealed to be a serial killing drug seller grinding up body parts for dope extract-[[InternetBacklash the message board lit up a lot with the yelling about character derailment and complete character trashing.]]

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** Then there was the episode 'Point of No Return', with the discovery that Marty Pino, a former recurring coroner who was enjoyed by some fans, was revealed to be a serial killing drug seller grinding up body parts for dope extract-[[InternetBacklash the extract-the message board lit up a lot with the yelling about character derailment and complete character trashing.]]
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