History CharacterDerailment / LiveActionTV

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).
11th Aug '17 4:27:56 AM Fiendish
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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 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).
26th Jul '17 9:26:53 PM sayaleviathan
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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."

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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]].
21st Apr '17 12:40:38 PM PixieRose
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* Series/{{Grey's Anatomy}}: Dr Bailey started out as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in the hospital. She was a caring yet no-nonsense [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] who acted on good sense rather than emotion, and frequently called the other characters out for their reckless and immature behaviour; any freakouts she displayed were regarded as [[OOCisSeriousBusiness OOC is Serious Business]]. Over the seasons, however, she became increasingly weak-willed, hysterical, irrationally petty, and needlessly mean-spirited. To top it off, she began to show signs of being a [[CreatorsPet Creators Pet]], with everyone constantly praising her as the best doctor in the hospital. As a result, she went from being one of the most popular characters on the show to one of the most widely disliked.

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* Series/{{Grey's Anatomy}}: "Series/GreysAnatomy": Dr Bailey started out as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in the hospital. She was a caring yet no-nonsense [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] who acted on good sense rather than emotion, and frequently called the other characters out for their reckless and immature behaviour; any freakouts she displayed were regarded as [[OOCisSeriousBusiness OOC is Serious Business]]. Over the seasons, however, she became increasingly weak-willed, hysterical, irrationally petty, and needlessly mean-spirited. To top it off, she began to show signs of being a [[CreatorsPet Creators Pet]], with everyone constantly praising her as the best doctor in the hospital. As a result, she went from being one of the most popular characters on the show to one of the most widely disliked.
21st Apr '17 12:39:46 PM PixieRose
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* Series/{{GreysAnatomy}}: Dr Bailey started out as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in the hospital. She was a caring yet no-nonsense [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] who acted on good sense rather than emotion, and frequently called the other characters out for their reckless and immature behaviour; any freakouts she displayed were regarded as [[OOCisSeriousBusiness OOC is Serious Business]]. Over the seasons, however, she became increasingly weak-willed, hysterical, irrationally petty, and needlessly mean-spirited. To top it off, she began to show signs of being a [[CreatorsPet Creators Pet]], with everyone constantly praising her as the best doctor in the hospital. As a result, she went from being one of the most popular characters on the show to one of the most widely disliked.

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* Series/{{GreysAnatomy}}: Series/{{Grey's Anatomy}}: Dr Bailey started out as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in the hospital. She was a caring yet no-nonsense [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] who acted on good sense rather than emotion, and frequently called the other characters out for their reckless and immature behaviour; any freakouts she displayed were regarded as [[OOCisSeriousBusiness OOC is Serious Business]]. Over the seasons, however, she became increasingly weak-willed, hysterical, irrationally petty, and needlessly mean-spirited. To top it off, she began to show signs of being a [[CreatorsPet Creators Pet]], with everyone constantly praising her as the best doctor in the hospital. As a result, she went from being one of the most popular characters on the show to one of the most widely disliked.
21st Apr '17 12:39:10 PM PixieRose
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* "Series/GreysAnatomy": Dr Bailey started out as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in the hospital. She was a caring yet no-nonsense [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] who acted on good sense rather than emotion, and frequently called the other characters out for their reckless and immature behaviour; any freakouts she displayed were regarded as [[OOCisSeriousBusiness OOC is Serious Business]]. Over the seasons, however, she became increasingly weak-willed, hysterical, irrationally petty, and needlessly mean-spirited. To top it off, she began to show signs of being a [[CreatorsPet Creators Pet]], with everyone constantly praising her as the best doctor in the hospital. As a result, she went from being one of the most popular characters on the show to one of the most widely disliked.

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* "Series/GreysAnatomy": Series/{{GreysAnatomy}}: Dr Bailey started out as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in the hospital. She was a caring yet no-nonsense [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] who acted on good sense rather than emotion, and frequently called the other characters out for their reckless and immature behaviour; any freakouts she displayed were regarded as [[OOCisSeriousBusiness OOC is Serious Business]]. Over the seasons, however, she became increasingly weak-willed, hysterical, irrationally petty, and needlessly mean-spirited. To top it off, she began to show signs of being a [[CreatorsPet Creators Pet]], with everyone constantly praising her as the best doctor in the hospital. As a result, she went from being one of the most popular characters on the show to one of the most widely disliked.
21st Apr '17 12:36:59 PM PixieRose
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* "Series/GreysAnatomy": Dr Bailey started out as the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in the hospital. She was a caring yet no-nonsense [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarker]] who acted on good sense rather than emotion, and frequently called the other characters out for their reckless and immature behaviour; any freakouts she displayed were regarded as [[OOCisSeriousBusiness OOC is Serious Business]]. Over the seasons, however, she became increasingly weak-willed, hysterical, irrationally petty, and needlessly mean-spirited. To top it off, she began to show signs of being a [[CreatorsPet Creators Pet]], with everyone constantly praising her as the best doctor in the hospital. As a result, she went from being one of the most popular characters on the show to one of the most widely disliked.
18th Apr '17 7:42:01 PM Tuvok
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': [[spoiler:Grant Ward]] started out on the show as the distant and somewhat detatched, but humane badass fighter on the team and near the end of Season 1 [[spoiler:was revealed to be a HYDRA agent]]. The derailment doesn't come in that as while his tragic backstory as well as his questioning of his own motivations showed the good in him and the inner turmoil that showed he needed the chance to be shown the right direction and could be good again, got turned on its head in Season 2 as he was shut out by those who after imprisoning him suggested that they'd set him straight despite how difficult it would be, to writing him off as a lost cause. Even with many of the questionable things he did throughout that season, [[spoiler:Ward]] still managed to have good intentions because he wanted to make things right by the people he betrayed, even though it was hard for him to overlook why he believed he killed all the people he killed. This applies even when he [[spoiler:brutally tortured another character only because her undercover operation forced her to let his girlfriend get captured and tortured]]. When he ended up killing [[spoiler:who he thought was May]] only because he was defending himself, it made his revenge motivations in Season 3 understandable. The writers proceeded to try desperately throughout the series not to restore his character in a DarkerAndEdgier way, but instead pushed him further into VillainDecay to try to eradicate the BaseBreaker status he'd gained and try to stop making him UnintentionallySympathetic. They did this by having him be motivated by revenge for having been tricked into causing [[spoiler:the death of his girlfriend]], kill [[spoiler:Coulson's girlfriend]] just to stick it to him, bringing on [[spoiler:Ward's brother]] just to flat-out dismiss his abusive past by saying it didn't happen the way [[spoiler:Ward]] believed it did and have him get so desperate that he directly tortured [[spoiler:Simmons]], a character he couldn't even bring himself to try directly killing in an earlier season. End with him becoming obsessed with [[spoiler: Hive]] out of the blue and then defenselessly killed by [[spoiler:Coulson]] and you have a character that's emotional and psychological literature was thrown away as worthless for nothing but drama.
20th Mar '17 8:10:50 AM Couran
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** Recurring character Stuart, the comic book store owner, appears to have his personality do a reversal since his introduction. In his early appearances he was a lot more confident and was generally well-functioning, albeit slightly socially awkward. Stuart has since become a severely depressed loner in which recurring jokes are centered around his depression, suicidal thoughts, and collection of antidepressants. New viewers probably wouldn't believe he had once impressed Penny into going on two dates (that went well enough that he nearly scored both times).
** Raj goes through several changes over the series. Initially, he's portrayed as very shy around women, needing alcohol to give him the confidence to talk to them. This later evolves into what seems like a rigid medical condition rather than a lack of confidence - there are a few situations where he ''suddenly stops mid-sentence'' when the alcohol wears off or when a woman enters the room. He then goes through another personality shift, going from shy and nerdy to feminine and camp.
20th Mar '17 8:03:07 AM Couran
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** Amy went from being an everyday witch to being a [[CardCarryingVillain cartoonish bad girl]] for no reason at all. Shortly afterward, Willow inexplicably became addicted to magic (an effect not been shown in the series before) and started doing morally dubious things like wiping her girlfriend's memory of an argument they had had. It's [[HandWave implied]] that Amy's delinquency was part madness from having spent so long as a rat (''really''?), and part culture shock from being four years behind everyone else. Doesn't make it any less abrupt or clumsy, though.
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