History CharacterDerailment / LiveActionTV

22nd Nov '17 2:16:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** House himself got progressively nastier and crazier with each season; it seemed as if the writers were deliberately trying to get rid of any sympathetic qualities he had.
22nd Nov '17 2:10:51 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** He was left at the alter, and during As Fast As She Can he explains that his romantic side died that day. In fact, he often notes how, during that time, he was a bit of a jerk. He tends to get back on his romantic track later.

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** He was left at the alter, altar, and during As Fast As She Can he explains that his romantic side died that day. In fact, he often notes how, during that time, he was a bit of a jerk. He tends to get back on his romantic track later.
17th Nov '17 9:12:23 AM Kickisund
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* ''Series/HannahMontana''. Miley started out as a kind, normal, unpopular teenage girl, and now she always has to get what she wants and assumes that everybody loves her. In the first season, Lilly was a tomboy who never wore skits and always skateboarded with her guy friends, but now, there isn't an ounce of tomboy left in her and she always cries. Oliver's become weak and whiny, not to mention a pop sensation touring the country. Jackson can't score a date for his life now, when in the beginning, he wasn't nearly that pathetic. Robbie is now a hair obsessed freak who acts like a child. Miley, Lilly, and Oliver are all popular and famous now, which totally defeats the purpose of the show in the first place.

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* ''Series/HannahMontana''. Miley started out as a kind, normal, unpopular teenage girl, and now she always has to get what she wants and assumes that everybody loves her. In the first season, Lilly was a tomboy who never wore skits skirts and always skateboarded with her guy friends, but now, there isn't an ounce of tomboy left in her and she always cries. Oliver's become weak and whiny, not to mention a pop sensation touring the country. Jackson can't score a date for his life now, when in the beginning, he wasn't nearly that pathetic. Robbie is now a hair obsessed freak who acts like a child. Miley, Lilly, and Oliver are all popular and famous now, which totally defeats the purpose of the show in the first place.
12th Oct '17 10:25:03 PM WildeOscar
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** House himself got progressively nastier and crazier with each season; it seemed as if the writers were deliberately trying to get rid of any sympathetic qualities he had.
12th Oct '17 10:19:47 PM WildeOscar
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** Hawkeye gets derailed any time the plot requires him to act differently from his normal character. In some episodes, he talks about the sacredness of his Hippocratic oath. In other episodes, he falsifies medical documents, makes a colonel think he's sicker than he is to get the colonel to go home to the states, performs unnecessary surgery, and on several occasions, drugs patients who don't need to be drugged, including Frank. One of those times was because he wanted to throw a party and Frank was in the way.

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** Hawkeye gets derailed any time the plot requires him to act differently from his normal character. In some episodes, he talks about the sacredness of his Hippocratic oath. In other episodes, he falsifies medical documents, makes a colonel think he's sicker than he is to get the colonel to go home to the states, performs unnecessary surgery, (even BJ got mad at him for doing this) and on several occasions, drugs patients who don't need to be drugged, including Frank. One of those times was because he wanted to throw a party and Frank was in the way.
21st Sep '17 12:42:58 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AsTheWorldTurns saw many instances of character derailment towards the end of its run, not coincidentally around the time Jean Passanante became head-writer. Instances included the transformation of Adam Munson from a down-to-earth character with strong moral compass into a sociopathic rapist to prop Gwen Norback; turning Dusty Donovan into a StalkerWithACrush against Emily Stewart (someone who'd kidnapped him and tried to kill him); turning Paul Ryan into a HolierThanThou MoralityPet against other characters (after he'd stolen his little sister's baby because the baby's father was his mortal enemy); and turning Carly Tenney into a manipulative, neglectful mother to her three children.

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* AsTheWorldTurns Series/AsTheWorldTurns saw many instances of character derailment towards the end of its run, not coincidentally around the time Jean Passanante became head-writer. Instances included the transformation of Adam Munson from a down-to-earth character with strong moral compass into a sociopathic rapist to prop Gwen Norback; turning Dusty Donovan into a StalkerWithACrush against Emily Stewart (someone who'd kidnapped him and tried to kill him); turning Paul Ryan into a HolierThanThou MoralityPet against other characters (after he'd stolen his little sister's baby because the baby's father was his mortal enemy); and turning Carly Tenney into a manipulative, neglectful mother to her three children.
28th Aug '17 7:00:00 PM Elysium94
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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]], and even tells Cersei "We're the only people who matter." Then in Season 7, he still remains on Cersei's side despite that [[spoiler:she blew up the Sept of Baelor with wildfire, making her very similar to Aerys II the Mad King who he killed before. Fortunately, he undergoes some very satisfing CharacterRerailment in the Season 7 finale. When Cersei reveals her plan to let the White Walkers destro the North and thus risk the end of all Westeros just out of sheer spite and lust for power, [[MomentOfAwesome Jaime promptly chews her out and leaves King's Landing, dumping her for good]]]].

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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]], and even tells Cersei "We're the only people who matter." Then in Season 7, he still remains on Cersei's side despite that [[spoiler:she blew up the Sept of Baelor with wildfire, making her very similar to Aerys II the Mad King who he killed before. Fortunately, he undergoes some very satisfing CharacterRerailment in the Season 7 finale. When Cersei reveals her plan to let the White Walkers destro destroy the North and thus risk the end of all Westeros just out of sheer spite and lust for power, [[MomentOfAwesome Jaime promptly chews her out and leaves King's Landing, dumping her for good]]]].
28th Aug '17 6:59:09 PM Elysium94
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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]], and even tells Cersei "We're the only people who matter." Then in Season 7, he still remains on Cersei's side despite that [[spoiler:she blew up the Sept of Baelor with wildfire, making her very similar to Aerys II the Mad King who he killed before]].

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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]], and even tells Cersei "We're the only people who matter." Then in Season 7, he still remains on Cersei's side despite that [[spoiler:she blew up the Sept of Baelor with wildfire, making her very similar to Aerys II the Mad King who he killed before]].before. Fortunately, he undergoes some very satisfing CharacterRerailment in the Season 7 finale. When Cersei reveals her plan to let the White Walkers destro the North and thus risk the end of all Westeros just out of sheer spite and lust for power, [[MomentOfAwesome Jaime promptly chews her out and leaves King's Landing, dumping her for good]]]].
26th Aug '17 10:16:03 AM IAmNewBillTell
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** Early seasons have Jordan as a bitch, but still undoubtedly a good mother who is very concerned about her son's safety and spends most of her time taking care of him and making sure he and Dr Cox have a good relationship. In later seasons, she's completely neglectful of her children and wants them to despise Cox, a complete 180 of before, just to exaggerate her vindictiveness. she and Cox also started out nose-to-nose in nastiness, but now she's kilonazis more evil than him.

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** Early seasons have Jordan as a bitch, but still undoubtedly a good mother who is very concerned about her son's safety and spends most of her time taking care of him and making sure he and Dr Cox have a good relationship. In later seasons, she's completely neglectful of her children and wants them to despise Cox, a complete 180 of before, just to exaggerate her vindictiveness. she She and Cox also started out nose-to-nose in nastiness, but now she's kilonazis more evil than him.
11th Aug '17 4:32:48 AM Fiendish
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* The arc dealing with Olivia's discovery of her half brother on ''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]].

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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
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The arc dealing with Olivia's discovery of her half brother brother, which on ''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]].



** Poor Nick Amaro. Following Stabler's departure, he was introduced as a very effective ContrastingSequelMainCharacter. Amaro's first season saw him use charm, guile, and cold-blooded manipulation to break down suspects, rather than [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique Stabler's usual methods]]. Apparently SVU couldn't survive without a Catholic family man to take it personally and rage out, though, so as his tenure went on Amaro's unique traits were subsumed by increasingly "[=UnStabler=]" behavior, to the point where he was no longer the anti-Stabler but a Stabler ''clone'' (and a far less effective one, as unlike Stabler, he kept getting [[RealityEnsues disciplined and demoted]] for his actions).

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** Poor Nick Amaro. Following Stabler's departure, he was introduced as a very effective ContrastingSequelMainCharacter. Amaro's first season saw him use charm, guile, and cold-blooded manipulation to break down suspects, rather than [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique Stabler's usual methods]]. Apparently SVU couldn't survive without a Catholic family man to take it personally and rage out, though, so as his tenure time went on Amaro's unique traits were subsumed by increasingly "[=UnStabler=]" behavior, personality was dropped in favor of increasing violence, anger and damage to his personal life. It finally got to the point where he was no longer the anti-Stabler but a Stabler ''clone'' (and a far less effective one, as (not to mention that unlike Stabler, he kept getting [[RealityEnsues disciplined and demoted]] for his actions).
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