History CharacterDerailment / WesternAnimation

16th Nov '17 8:44:33 AM TommyTiger
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a major offender: Homer going from a well-intentioned buffoon to a cartoonish idiot to a JerkAss who sometimes has little empathy for those around him, Marge going from a sensible, down-to-earth woman and loving mother to a ditzy, snappy housewife who has openly stated she would be much happier without her children, Bart going from an underachieving prankster and troublemaker to a full-time [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] delinquent, and Lisa going from an idealist genius child to the ultra-liberal, activism-obsessed, egocentric, drama queen mini-teenager who she is today. And then there's Maggie, who's mostly a cute baby with a pacifier, but in the episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", she gets the JerkassBall and turns into EnfantTerrible baby and [[ItWasHisSled the one who shot Mr. Burns]]. It's implied that she did it ''intentionally'' and some fans were scared shitless of this. Some might find this a TropesAreNotBad example and think Maggie TookALevelInBadass, however.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a major offender: Homer going from a well-intentioned buffoon to a cartoonish idiot to a JerkAss who sometimes has little empathy for those around him, Marge going from a sensible, down-to-earth woman and loving mother to a ditzy, snappy housewife who has openly stated she would be much happier without her children, Bart going from an underachieving prankster and troublemaker to a full-time [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] delinquent, and Lisa going from an idealist genius child to the ultra-liberal, activism-obsessed, egocentric, drama queen mini-teenager who she is today. And then there's Maggie, who's mostly a cute baby with a pacifier, but in the episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", she gets the JerkassBall and turns into EnfantTerrible baby and [[ItWasHisSled the one who shot Mr. Burns]]. It's implied that she ''she did it ''intentionally'' intentionally'' and some fans were scared shitless terrified of this. Some might find this a TropesAreNotBad example and think Maggie TookALevelInBadass, however.



** C. Montgomery Burns went through VillainDecay a lot. In early seasons, Burns was a downright sadistic and evil old miser who generally treated his employees like crap, stole from children, tried to block out the sun (for money), violently mutilated sea animals to make Lil' Lisa Slurry and planned on turning a litter of puppies into a fur coat. Turn to later seasons and he's just a feeble old man who is more ineffectual than anything else and serves more as fodder for jokes about being behind the times then anything else. Although every now and then he gets a ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat moment and ends up doing plot such as launching his environmental hazards on the Amazonian forest or putting Mona Simpson on the run from justice out of spite.
** Patty and Selma have shown the most extreme case of derailment than anybody else. They were originally just a couple of gruff curmudgeons who hated Homer and think Marge should divorce Homer, take the kids with her, and remarry. Later seasons would add appalling housekeeping and near-criminal incompetence at their jobs (both arguably even worse than Homer's), not to mention smoking everywhere, including around children and on the job at the DMV (which nearly gets them fired -- until Homer takes the fall for the both of them). Selma would go through three astonishingly bad marriages (and she only wised up after realizing how long her last name was), while Patty became a full-fledged militant lesbian (despite that "Principal Charming" established that Patty is heterosexual and willingly celibate, while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and wants to have a husband and kids before she dies alone and unloved). Of course, all this pales next to becoming a new contender for Most Violent Simpsons Characters, being [[{{Flanderization}} utterly obsessed with trying to end Homer's marriage]], [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing including celebrating his death by buying a tombstone for Marge]], [[MoralEventHorizon trying to kill him by pushing him off a bridge]] (though that was part of Homer's plot to land on the boat where his "Congratulations on Completing Community Service" party is being held. Still the fact that Patty and Selma were willing to kill Homer just because is unsettling)...and attempting again later by reenacting the famous bathroom torture scene from the first ''Film/{{Saw|I}}'' movie.

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** C. Montgomery Burns went through VillainDecay is a lot.big victim of VillainDecay. In early seasons, Burns was a downright sadistic and evil old miser who generally treated his employees like crap, stole from children, tried to block out the sun (for money), violently mutilated sea animals to make Lil' Lisa Slurry and planned on turning a litter of puppies into a fur coat. Turn to later seasons and he's just a feeble old man who is more ineffectual than anything else and serves more as fodder for jokes about being behind the times then anything else. Although every now and then he gets a ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat moment and ends up doing plot such as launching his environmental hazards on the Amazonian forest or putting Mona Simpson on the run from justice out of spite.
** Patty and Selma have shown the most extreme case of derailment than anybody else. They were originally just a couple of gruff curmudgeons who hated Homer and think Marge should divorce Homer, take the kids with her, and remarry. Later seasons would add appalling housekeeping and near-criminal incompetence at their jobs (both arguably even worse than Homer's), not to mention smoking everywhere, including around children and on the job at the DMV (which nearly gets them fired -- until Homer takes the fall for the both of them). Selma would go through three astonishingly bad marriages (and she only wised up after realizing how long her last name was), while Patty became a full-fledged militant lesbian (despite that "Principal Charming" established that Patty is heterosexual and willingly celibate, while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and wants to have a husband and kids before she dies alone and unloved). Of course, all this pales next to becoming a new contender for Most Violent Simpsons Characters, being [[{{Flanderization}} utterly obsessed with trying to end Homer's marriage]], [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing including celebrating his death by buying a tombstone for Marge]], [[MoralEventHorizon trying to kill him by pushing him off a bridge]] (though that was part of Homer's plot to land on the boat where his "Congratulations on Completing Community Service" party is being held. Still the fact that Patty and Selma were willing to kill Homer just because is unsettling)...unsettling) and attempting again later by reenacting the famous bathroom torture scene from the first ''Film/{{Saw|I}}'' movie.



* ''Everyone'' in the ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' [[TheSeries series adaption]]. Everyone. Hazel is suddenly in love with Primrose after about two episodes, Hyzenthlay was completely replaced altogether. Bigwig, in both the book and movie, was a bold, strong and knowledgeable fighter. Here he's turned into nothing more than a complainer and follower to Hazel, who doesn't know anything in war strategy. Pipkin, previously nervous, but extremely loyal, is turned into a CheerfulChild. Kehaar became unrecognizable. Even Woundwort - the genocidal, slave-driving Big Bad who eats hawks for breakfast and in the book contemplates how some day he hopes to meet a stoat so he can kill it, and remember he's a rabbit - had a period in the series where he tried to ''stop the war with Watership Down'' and ''openly showed remorse'' for what he'd done. There's more.

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* ''Everyone'' in the ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' [[TheSeries series adaption]]. Everyone. Hazel is suddenly in love with Primrose after about two episodes, Hyzenthlay was completely replaced altogether. Bigwig, in both the book and movie, was a bold, strong and knowledgeable fighter. Here he's turned into nothing more than a complainer and follower to Hazel, who doesn't know anything in war strategy. Pipkin, previously nervous, but extremely loyal, is turned into a CheerfulChild. Kehaar became unrecognizable. Even Woundwort - the genocidal, slave-driving Big Bad who eats hawks for breakfast and in the book contemplates how some day he hopes to meet a stoat so he can kill it, and remember he's a rabbit - had a period in the series where he tried to ''stop the war with Watership Down'' Down and ''openly openly showed remorse'' for what he'd done. There's more.And the list goes on.
16th Nov '17 8:42:00 AM TommyTiger
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** [[DarkMagicalGirl Charmcaster]] makes a HeelFaceTurn and then disappears from the series. ''One year later'', she returns and is suddenly [[FaceHeelTurn just as antagonistic as before, if not]] ''[[FaceHeelTurn worse]]'', has had [[MotiveDecay her motive changed, without foreshadowing, from freeing her world to resurrecting her dead father]], and is suddenly ''gleefully'' willing to [[MoralEventHorizon commit mass genocide on her whole world to accomplish this!]] And she even temporarily kills the heroes who'd come to rescue her for good measure. And the cause of this change? The difference between her behavior when last seen and when seen now? Never explained. Never even ''mentioned''. Just some vague hints; that's it.

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** [[DarkMagicalGirl Charmcaster]] makes a HeelFaceTurn and then disappears from the series. ''One year later'', she returns and is suddenly [[FaceHeelTurn just as antagonistic as before, if not]] ''[[FaceHeelTurn worse]]'', has had [[MotiveDecay her motive changed, without foreshadowing, from freeing her world to resurrecting her dead father]], and is suddenly ''gleefully'' ''gleefully willing to [[MoralEventHorizon commit mass genocide on her whole world to accomplish this!]] this.]]'' And she even temporarily kills the heroes who'd come to rescue her for good measure. And the cause of this change? The difference between her behavior when last seen and when seen now? Never explained. Never even ''mentioned''. Just some vague hints; that's it.



** Flanders, when he first appeared, was a perfectly nice guy. Yes he was religious and more than a little repressed, but he wasn't hurting anyone and [[FriendToAllLivingThings he seemed to love all people unconditionally]]...in fact the whole ''joke'' was that Homer hated him for ''no'' reason. He was the kind of neighbor most people would be lucky to have...friendly, kind and always willing to lend you whatever you needed. Then came his {{Flanderization}}, where he went from a generally nice guy to his [[ExtremeDoormat ludicrously meek]], inoffensive, and Christianity-obsessed persona. The derailment kicked in later, when the Simpsons writers decided they wanted a Right-Wing Christian Strawman to mock and so they derailed Flanders to make him fit the bill.

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** Flanders, when he first appeared, was a perfectly nice guy. Yes he was religious and more than a little repressed, but he wasn't hurting anyone and [[FriendToAllLivingThings he seemed to love all people unconditionally]]...in fact unconditionally]]. In fact, the whole ''joke'' joke was that Homer hated him for ''no'' reason. He was the kind of neighbor most people would be lucky to have...have, friendly, kind and always willing to lend you whatever you needed. Then came his {{Flanderization}}, where he went from a generally nice guy to his [[ExtremeDoormat ludicrously meek]], inoffensive, and Christianity-obsessed persona. The derailment kicked in later, when the Simpsons writers decided they wanted a Right-Wing Christian Strawman to mock and so they derailed Flanders to make him fit the bill.



** C. Montgomery Burns went through VillainDecay like hell. In early seasons, Burns was a downright sadistic and evil old miser who generally treated his employees like crap, stole from children, tried to block out the sun (for money), violently mutilated sea animals to make Lil' Lisa Slurry and planned on turning a litter of puppies into a fur coat. Turn to later seasons and he's just a feeble old man who is more ineffectual than anything else and serves more as fodder for jokes about being behind the times then anything else. Although every now and then he gets a ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat moment and ends up doing plot such as launching his environmental hazards on the Amazonian forest or putting Mona Simpson on the run from justice out of spite.

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** C. Montgomery Burns went through VillainDecay like hell.a lot. In early seasons, Burns was a downright sadistic and evil old miser who generally treated his employees like crap, stole from children, tried to block out the sun (for money), violently mutilated sea animals to make Lil' Lisa Slurry and planned on turning a litter of puppies into a fur coat. Turn to later seasons and he's just a feeble old man who is more ineffectual than anything else and serves more as fodder for jokes about being behind the times then anything else. Although every now and then he gets a ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat moment and ends up doing plot such as launching his environmental hazards on the Amazonian forest or putting Mona Simpson on the run from justice out of spite.



** [=SpongeBob=] himself. He started out as a naive, yet kindhearted guy who cared about everyone no matter what, and had the innocence of a chil. He later gets derailed into to an obnoxious, ManChild who pesters everyone he knows to play with him. He is often careless of others' safety, and cries and screams when his "friends" aren't around.

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** [=SpongeBob=] himself. He started out as a naive, yet kindhearted guy who cared about everyone no matter what, and had the innocence of a chil.child. He later gets derailed into to an obnoxious, ManChild who pesters everyone he knows to play with him. He is often careless of others' safety, and cries and screams when his "friends" aren't around.
26th Oct '17 3:43:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Hiroshi Sato from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. He joined the Equalists because a firebender murdered his wife and also because he believed that it would be the best way to create a safe future for his daughter Asami. Even though Asami sided against him, all signs pointed to Hiroshi just wanting to be able to reconcile with Asami and be a family again. [[spoiler: During the finale, Hiroshi even tells Asami that he just wants to be a family again. However, once Asami gets her hands an a mecha tank and starts dismantling the Equalist's airplanes, Hiroshi also gets a mecha tank and after an argument, he says that he has no chance of saving her and tries to kill her.]] Book 4 rerails him [[spoiler: after years in jails, he regrets his crime and tries to relink with his daughter]].
14th Oct '17 11:18:09 PM TheMountainKing
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* Hiroshi Sato from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. He joined the Equalists because a firebender murdered his wife and also because he believed that it would be the best way to create a safe future for his daughter Asami. Even though Asami sided against him, all signs pointed to Hiroshi just wanting to be able to reconcile with Asami and be a family again. [[spoiler: During the finale, Hiroshi even tells Asami that he just wants to be a family again. However, once Asami gets her hands an a mecha tank and starts dismantling the Equalist's airplanes, Hiroshi also gets a mecha tank and after an argument, he says that he has no chance of saving her and tries to kill her.]] Book 4 rerails him [[spoiler: after years in jails, he amends his crime and tries to relink with his daughter]].

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* Hiroshi Sato from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. He joined the Equalists because a firebender murdered his wife and also because he believed that it would be the best way to create a safe future for his daughter Asami. Even though Asami sided against him, all signs pointed to Hiroshi just wanting to be able to reconcile with Asami and be a family again. [[spoiler: During the finale, Hiroshi even tells Asami that he just wants to be a family again. However, once Asami gets her hands an a mecha tank and starts dismantling the Equalist's airplanes, Hiroshi also gets a mecha tank and after an argument, he says that he has no chance of saving her and tries to kill her.]] Book 4 rerails him [[spoiler: after years in jails, he amends regrets his crime and tries to relink with his daughter]].
30th Aug '17 11:13:56 PM TommyTiger
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a major offender: Homer going from a well-intentioned buffoon to a cartoonish idiot to a JerkAss who sometimes has little empathy for those around him, Marge going from a sensible, down-to-earth woman and loving mother to a ditzy, snappy housewife who has openly stated she would be much happier without her children, Bart going from an underachieving prankster and troublemaker to a full-time delinquent, and Lisa going from an idealist genius child to the ultra-liberal, activism-obsessed, egocentric, drama queen mini-teenager who she is today. And then there's Maggie, who's mostly a cute baby with a pacifier, but in the episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", she gets the JerkassBall and turns into EnfantTerrible baby and [[ItWasHisSled the one who shot Mr. Burns]]. It's implied that she did it ''intentionally'' and some fans were scared shitless of this. Some might find this a TropesAreNotBad example and think Maggie TookALevelInBadass, however.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a major offender: Homer going from a well-intentioned buffoon to a cartoonish idiot to a JerkAss who sometimes has little empathy for those around him, Marge going from a sensible, down-to-earth woman and loving mother to a ditzy, snappy housewife who has openly stated she would be much happier without her children, Bart going from an underachieving prankster and troublemaker to a full-time [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] delinquent, and Lisa going from an idealist genius child to the ultra-liberal, activism-obsessed, egocentric, drama queen mini-teenager who she is today. And then there's Maggie, who's mostly a cute baby with a pacifier, but in the episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", she gets the JerkassBall and turns into EnfantTerrible baby and [[ItWasHisSled the one who shot Mr. Burns]]. It's implied that she did it ''intentionally'' and some fans were scared shitless of this. Some might find this a TropesAreNotBad example and think Maggie TookALevelInBadass, however.



** C. Montgomery Burns went through VillainDecay like hell. In early seasons, Burns was a downright sadistic and evil old miser who generally treated his employees like crap, stole from children, tried to block out the sun (for money), and at one point planned on turning a litter of puppies into a fur coat. Turn to later seasons and he's just a feeble old man who is more ineffectual than anything else and serves more as fodder for jokes about being behind the times then anything else. Although every now and then he gets a ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat moment and ends up doing plot such as launching his environmental hazards on the Amazonian forest or putting Mona Simpson on the run from justice out of spite.
** ''Nobody'' got it worse than Patty and Selma. They were originally just a couple of gruff curmudgeons who hated Homer and think Marge should divorce Homer, take the kids with her, and remarry. Later seasons would add appalling housekeeping and near-criminal incompetence at their jobs (both arguably even worse than Homer's), not to mention smoking everywhere, including around children and on the job at the DMV (which nearly gets them fired -- until Homer takes the fall for the both of them). Selma would go through three astonishingly bad marriages (and she only wised up after realizing how long her last name was), while Patty became a full-fledged militant lesbian (despite that "Principal Charming" established that Patty is heterosexual and willingly celibate, while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and wants to have a husband and kids before she dies alone and unloved). Of course, all this pales next to becoming a new contender for Most Violent Simpsons Characters, being [[{{Flanderization}} utterly obsessed with trying to end Homer's marriage]], [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing including celebrating his death by buying a tombstone for Marge]], [[MoralEventHorizon trying to kill him by pushing him off a bridge]] (though that was part of Homer's plot to land on the boat where his "Congratulations on Completing Community Service" party is being held. Still the fact that Patty and Selma were willing to kill Homer just because is unsettling)...and attempting again later by reenacting the famous bathroom torture scene from the first ''Film/{{Saw|I}}'' movie.

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** C. Montgomery Burns went through VillainDecay like hell. In early seasons, Burns was a downright sadistic and evil old miser who generally treated his employees like crap, stole from children, tried to block out the sun (for money), violently mutilated sea animals to make Lil' Lisa Slurry and at one point planned on turning a litter of puppies into a fur coat. Turn to later seasons and he's just a feeble old man who is more ineffectual than anything else and serves more as fodder for jokes about being behind the times then anything else. Although every now and then he gets a ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat moment and ends up doing plot such as launching his environmental hazards on the Amazonian forest or putting Mona Simpson on the run from justice out of spite.
** ''Nobody'' got it worse than Patty and Selma.Selma have shown the most extreme case of derailment than anybody else. They were originally just a couple of gruff curmudgeons who hated Homer and think Marge should divorce Homer, take the kids with her, and remarry. Later seasons would add appalling housekeeping and near-criminal incompetence at their jobs (both arguably even worse than Homer's), not to mention smoking everywhere, including around children and on the job at the DMV (which nearly gets them fired -- until Homer takes the fall for the both of them). Selma would go through three astonishingly bad marriages (and she only wised up after realizing how long her last name was), while Patty became a full-fledged militant lesbian (despite that "Principal Charming" established that Patty is heterosexual and willingly celibate, while Selma has had celibacy thrust upon her and wants to have a husband and kids before she dies alone and unloved). Of course, all this pales next to becoming a new contender for Most Violent Simpsons Characters, being [[{{Flanderization}} utterly obsessed with trying to end Homer's marriage]], [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing including celebrating his death by buying a tombstone for Marge]], [[MoralEventHorizon trying to kill him by pushing him off a bridge]] (though that was part of Homer's plot to land on the boat where his "Congratulations on Completing Community Service" party is being held. Still the fact that Patty and Selma were willing to kill Homer just because is unsettling)...and attempting again later by reenacting the famous bathroom torture scene from the first ''Film/{{Saw|I}}'' movie.
28th Aug '17 2:19:22 AM TommyTiger
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** Bobby Hill was similarly much less effeminate in his early years. It could be argued as CharacterDevelopment though if you didn't take well to his original characterization as a WellDoneSonGuy who's slow, awkward, and, in the words of Hank Hill, "not right." Sure he got effeminate in later episodes, but he got also got some charisma and charm, even if it was limited to being a class clown. He also went from a shy, reclusive fat kid to someone who has friends, a girlfriend, is sure of himself, and has proven to both Hank and COTTON (the episode where Cotton takes over his military school, and goes one day longer in "The Hole" than Cotton managed) how much of a badass he is. All while not changing himself to fit how they think he should be.

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** Bobby Hill was similarly much less effeminate in his early years. It could be argued as CharacterDevelopment though if you didn't take well to his original characterization as a WellDoneSonGuy who's slow, awkward, and, in the words of Hank Hill, "not right." Sure he got effeminate in later episodes, but he got also got some charisma and charm, even if it was limited to being a class clown. He also went from a shy, reclusive fat kid to someone who has friends, a girlfriend, is sure of himself, and has proven to both Hank and COTTON ''Cotton'' (the episode where Cotton takes over his military school, and goes one day longer in "The Hole" than Cotton managed) how much of a badass he is. All while not changing himself to fit how they think he should be.



** [[DarkMagicalGirl Charmcaster]] makes a HeelFaceTurn and then disappears from the series. ''One year later'', she returns and is suddenly [[FaceHeelTurn just as antagonistic as before, if not WORSE]], has had [[MotiveDecay her motive changed, without foreshadowing, from freeing her world to resurrecting her dead father]], and is suddenly GLEEFULLY willing to [[MoralEventHorizon commit mass genocide on her whole world to accomplish this!]] And she even temporarily kills the heroes who'd come to rescue her for good measure! And the cause of this change? The difference between her behavior when last seen and when seen now? Never explained. Never even MENTIONED. Just some vague hints; that's it.

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** [[DarkMagicalGirl Charmcaster]] makes a HeelFaceTurn and then disappears from the series. ''One year later'', she returns and is suddenly [[FaceHeelTurn just as antagonistic as before, if not WORSE]], not]] ''[[FaceHeelTurn worse]]'', has had [[MotiveDecay her motive changed, without foreshadowing, from freeing her world to resurrecting her dead father]], and is suddenly GLEEFULLY ''gleefully'' willing to [[MoralEventHorizon commit mass genocide on her whole world to accomplish this!]] And she even temporarily kills the heroes who'd come to rescue her for good measure! measure. And the cause of this change? The difference between her behavior when last seen and when seen now? Never explained. Never even MENTIONED.''mentioned''. Just some vague hints; that's it.



** Flanders, when he first appeared, was a perfectly nice guy. Yes he was religious and more than a little repressed, but he wasn't hurting anyone and [[FriendToAllLivingThings he seemed to love all people unconditionally]]...in fact the whole JOKE was that Homer hated him for NO reason. He was the kind of neighbor most people would be lucky to have...friendly, kind and always willing to lend you whatever you needed. Then came his {{Flanderization}}, where he went from a generally nice guy to his [[ExtremeDoormat ludicrously meek]], inoffensive, and Christianity-obsessed persona. The derailment kicked in later, when the Simpsons writers decided they wanted a Right-Wing Christian Strawman to mock and so they derailed Flanders to make him fit the bill.

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** Flanders, when he first appeared, was a perfectly nice guy. Yes he was religious and more than a little repressed, but he wasn't hurting anyone and [[FriendToAllLivingThings he seemed to love all people unconditionally]]...in fact the whole JOKE ''joke'' was that Homer hated him for NO ''no'' reason. He was the kind of neighbor most people would be lucky to have...friendly, kind and always willing to lend you whatever you needed. Then came his {{Flanderization}}, where he went from a generally nice guy to his [[ExtremeDoormat ludicrously meek]], inoffensive, and Christianity-obsessed persona. The derailment kicked in later, when the Simpsons writers decided they wanted a Right-Wing Christian Strawman to mock and so they derailed Flanders to make him fit the bill.



** Mr. Krabs goes from [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold greedy and selfish but a good heart beneath it all]] to a {{jerkass}} with little to no good qualities. He even goes as far as to put others and himselv in danger just to get some cash. It doesn't help that he [[KarmaHoudini gets away with most of his crimes]].

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** Mr. Krabs goes from [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold greedy and selfish but a good heart beneath it all]] to a {{jerkass}} with little to no good qualities. He even goes as far as to put others and himselv himself in danger just to get some cash. It doesn't help that he [[KarmaHoudini gets away with most of his crimes]].



*** Aaaand it seems they've driven her right back off the rails after [[spoiler: Duncan and Gwen kissed, most likely done in order to [[ShipSinking kill DuncanxCourtney dead]].]] Being furious and upset over the incident at hand is one thing, but actually ''losing challenges on purpose'' to spite Gwen? Good lord, what has ''happened'' to the ultra-pragmatic Courtney from ''Total Drama Island''!?

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*** Aaaand And it seems they've driven her right back off the rails after [[spoiler: Duncan and Gwen kissed, most likely done in order to [[ShipSinking kill DuncanxCourtney dead]].DuncanXCourtney]].]] Being furious and upset over the incident at hand is one thing, but actually ''losing challenges on purpose'' to spite Gwen? Good lord, what has ''happened'' to the ultra-pragmatic Courtney from ''Total Drama Island''!?Gwen is worse.



** Owen also counts. He started out as a friendly and completely clueless big oaf who everyone loved and who didn't play the game strategically. In ''Action'', he becomes a self-centered SmallNameBigEgo and JerkAss who can't stop himself from eating for one second. Later comes ''World Tour'' where he has dropped the SmallNameBigEgo and JerkAss traits but now he actually THINKS STRATEGICALLY.

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** Owen also counts. He started out as a friendly and completely clueless big oaf who everyone loved and who didn't play the game strategically. In ''Action'', he becomes a self-centered SmallNameBigEgo and JerkAss who can't stop himself from eating for one second. Later comes ''World Tour'' where he has dropped the SmallNameBigEgo and JerkAss traits but now he actually THINKS STRATEGICALLY.''thinks strategically''.



** Dave from the cast of ''Pahkitew Island'' is a very interesting case since he was derailed '''''in the very season he debuted in!''''' In the beginning of the season, he simply had a crush on Sky. But around the 6th or 7th episode he started becoming too dependent on her which lead to him suffering from a breakdown when [[spoiler: her and Max switched teams]] and ultimately [[spoiler: voting himself off]] in the 9th episode when she rejected him leaving him heartbroken and beginning a SanitySlippage. Things got even worse in the finale when he completely loses his mind after learning that the reason why Sky rejected him was because [[spoiler: she already had a boyfriend back home (who she tried to break up with prior to joining the show)]] and abruptly becomes the FinalBoss of the season in order to thwart her chances of winning the million (and actually [[TheBadGuyWins succeeds in one ending]]).
* Go watch Cosmo in the earlier seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''. It was established in the first season that he ''ran away'' from home to marry Wanda. In another episode he broke down crying from having to be away from her overnight. It was very clear they enjoyed their relationship. Then, suddenly, in seasons four and five he was drooling over every attractive woman that came onscreen, repeatedly calling Wanda a nag and more, and acting like she had BoundAndGagged him at the altar. Hell, go watch the original ''Oh Yeah! Cartoons'' shorts of ''Fairly [=OddParents=]''. Compare the calm, deeper-voiced Cosmo who was Wanda's equal intelligence-wise and actually seemed to share a loving relationship with his wife. Now, compare that to the sociopathic ManChild with the screechy voice portrayed in the Fairly Odd Parents series and see how far he fell. It's rather handy, you can tell his intellect by his voice pitch. Deep/slightly high voice, reasonable degree of smarts, really high voice, no smarts.

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** Dave from the cast of ''Pahkitew Island'' is a very interesting case since he was derailed '''''in '''in the very season he debuted in!''''' in'''. In the beginning of the season, he simply had a crush on Sky. But around the 6th or 7th episode he started becoming too dependent on her which lead to him suffering from a breakdown when [[spoiler: her and Max switched teams]] and ultimately [[spoiler: voting himself off]] in the 9th episode when she rejected him leaving him heartbroken and beginning a SanitySlippage. Things got even worse in the finale when he completely loses his mind after learning that the reason why Sky rejected him was because [[spoiler: she already had a boyfriend back home (who she tried to break up with prior to joining the show)]] and abruptly becomes the FinalBoss of the season in order to thwart her chances of winning the million (and actually [[TheBadGuyWins succeeds in one ending]]).
* Go watch Cosmo in the earlier seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' got this. It was established in the first season that he ''ran away'' from home to marry Wanda. In another episode he broke down crying from having to be away from her overnight. It was very clear they enjoyed their relationship. Then, suddenly, in seasons four and five he was drooling over every attractive woman that came onscreen, repeatedly calling Wanda a nag and more, and acting like she had BoundAndGagged him at the altar. Hell, go watch the original ''Oh Yeah! Cartoons'' shorts of ''Fairly [=OddParents=]''.[=OddParents=]'' had him be a lot different. Compare the calm, deeper-voiced Cosmo who was Wanda's equal intelligence-wise and actually seemed to share a loving relationship with his wife. Now, compare that to the sociopathic ManChild with the screechy voice portrayed in the Fairly Odd Parents series and see how far he fell. It's rather handy, you can tell his intellect by his voice pitch. Deep/slightly high voice, reasonable degree of smarts, really high voice, no smarts.



** Hell, lets say EVERYONE was derailed to some extent, literally the only exception is Nightcrawler, they all become massively incompetent, just to make Logan's aspects all the more apparent.

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** Hell, lets say EVERYONE ''everyone'' was derailed to some extent, literally the only exception is Nightcrawler, they all become massively incompetent, just to make Logan's aspects all the more apparent.



* EVERYONE in the ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' [[TheSeries series adaption]]. Everyone. Hazel is suddenly in love with Primrose after about two episodes, Hyzenthlay was completely replaced altogether. Bigwig, in both the book and movie, was a bold, strong and knowledgeable fighter. Here he's turned into nothing more than a complainer and follower to Hazel, who doesn't know anything in war strategy. Pipkin, previously nervous, but extremely loyal, is turned into a Cheerful Child. Kehaar... became unrecognizable. Even Woundwort - the genocidal, slave-driving Big Bad who eats hawks for breakfast and in the book contemplates how some day he hopes to meet a stoat so he can kill it, and remember he's a rabbit - had a period in the series where he tried to STOP THE WAR WITH WATERSHIP DOWN. And OPENLY SHOWED REMORSE for what he'd done. There's more.

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* EVERYONE ''Everyone'' in the ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' [[TheSeries series adaption]]. Everyone. Hazel is suddenly in love with Primrose after about two episodes, Hyzenthlay was completely replaced altogether. Bigwig, in both the book and movie, was a bold, strong and knowledgeable fighter. Here he's turned into nothing more than a complainer and follower to Hazel, who doesn't know anything in war strategy. Pipkin, previously nervous, but extremely loyal, is turned into a Cheerful Child. Kehaar... CheerfulChild. Kehaar became unrecognizable. Even Woundwort - the genocidal, slave-driving Big Bad who eats hawks for breakfast and in the book contemplates how some day he hopes to meet a stoat so he can kill it, and remember he's a rabbit - had a period in the series where he tried to STOP THE WAR WITH WATERSHIP DOWN. And OPENLY SHOWED REMORSE ''stop the war with Watership Down'' and ''openly showed remorse'' for what he'd done. There's more.



** While [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap it may have redeemed her in some eyes]], the Mistress' overall portrayal in "Stingstress" was ridiculed. Suddenly, the Mistress [[TookALevelInDumbass was revealed to be INCREDIBLY easily fooled by the presence of a man she found attractive]], was portrayed as lovesick for him, and weepy and emotional at being pushed around. Then her change at the end as "Hippie Mistress", revealing that she only needed one good experience of sex to loosen her up (and realize that she didn't need any men or the Superjail), was further seen as this for some (especially for [[ShipSinking the dejected shippers of Warden/Mistress]]).

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** While [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap it may have redeemed her in some eyes]], the Mistress' overall portrayal in "Stingstress" was ridiculed. Suddenly, the Mistress [[TookALevelInDumbass was revealed to be INCREDIBLY be]] ''[[TookALevelInDumbass incredibly]]'' [[TookALevelInDumbass easily fooled by the presence of a man she found attractive]], was portrayed as lovesick for him, and weepy and emotional at being pushed around. Then her change at the end as "Hippie Mistress", revealing that she only needed one good experience of sex to loosen her up (and realize that she didn't need any men or the Superjail), was further seen as this for some (especially for [[ShipSinking the dejected shippers of Warden/Mistress]]).



** Heloise got it even worse. In Season 1, she was a sadistic and evil MadScientist rightfully feared by everybody for her LackOfEmpathy and a level of cruelty surpassing [[{{Satan}} Lucius Heinous VII]], despite her petite appearance. Yet she had a sweet side hidden underneath when it came to a certain Jimmy Two-Shoes (and only to Jimmy!), but even in that case she was still quite the {{Yandere}}, who could even frighten Jimmy. Season 2's Heloise? A generically smart OnlySaneWoman who showed her soft side far more than she should and became solely defined by her lust for Jimmy (not that shippers minded though...), while her status among Miseryvillians as TheDreaded was replaced with her becoming the biggest ButtMonkey on the show after [[BeleagueredAssistant Samy]] and treated as general laughingstock by most characters. Sheesh.

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** Heloise got it even worse. In Season 1, she was a sadistic and evil MadScientist rightfully feared by everybody for her LackOfEmpathy and a level of cruelty surpassing [[{{Satan}} Lucius Heinous VII]], despite her petite appearance. Yet she had a sweet side hidden underneath when it came to a certain Jimmy Two-Shoes (and only to Jimmy!), but even in that case she was still quite the {{Yandere}}, who could even frighten Jimmy. Season 2's Heloise? A generically smart OnlySaneWoman who showed her soft side far more than she should and became solely defined by her lust for Jimmy (not that shippers minded though...), while her status among Miseryvillians as TheDreaded was replaced with her becoming the biggest ButtMonkey on the show after [[BeleagueredAssistant Samy]] and treated as general laughingstock by most characters. Sheesh.
9th Aug '17 6:02:41 AM MsCC93
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** Mr. Krabs is just as bad, going from [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold greedy and selfish but a good heart beneath it all]] and a positive character compared to Plankton, to an absolutely heinous person who is ''[[DesignatedHero worse]]'' [[DesignatedHero than Plankton, yet is still treated like a good guy]], [[KarmaHoudini which lets him get away with most of his crimes.]]
** [=SpongeBob=] himself may have gotten the worst of this. He started out as a naive, yet kindhearted guy who cared about everyone no matter what, and had the innocence of a child, to an obnoxious, nosy ManChild who pesters everyone he knows to play with him, he is often careless of others' safety, and cries and screams when his "friends" aren't around.
** [[TheDitz Patrick]] got progressively dumber as the series went on, going from average intelligence in the first season to pretty stupid in season 2 and 3 to virtually brain-dead in season 4 and onwards, he also became more of a JerkAss on occasion.

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** Mr. Krabs is just as bad, going goes from [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold greedy and selfish but a good heart beneath it all]] and a positive character compared to Plankton, a {{jerkass}} with little to an absolutely heinous person who is ''[[DesignatedHero worse]]'' [[DesignatedHero than Plankton, yet is still treated like a no good guy]], qualities. He even goes as far as to put others and himselv in danger just to get some cash. It doesn't help that he [[KarmaHoudini which lets him get gets away with most of his crimes.]]
crimes]].
** [=SpongeBob=] himself may have gotten the worst of this. himself. He started out as a naive, yet kindhearted guy who cared about everyone no matter what, and had the innocence of a child, chil. He later gets derailed into to an obnoxious, nosy ManChild who pesters everyone he knows to play with him, he him. He is often careless of others' safety, and cries and screams when his "friends" aren't around.
** [[TheDitz Patrick]] got progressively dumber as the series went on, going on. He goes from average intelligence in the first season to pretty stupid TheDitz in season 2 and 3 to virtually brain-dead in season 4 and onwards, he onwards. He also became more of a JerkAss {{jerkass}} on occasion.
9th Aug '17 5:54:07 AM MsCC93
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** Lois' character changes could be at least somewhat justified. Being married to and living with a man like Peter for years could easily drive the most sane, sensible person crazy. One episode even implies this by showing a tumor in her brain after she mentions bottling up all the stress that Peter causes her.

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** Lois' character changes could be at least somewhat justified.understandable. Being married to and living with a man like Peter for years could easily drive the most sane, sensible person crazy. One episode even implies this by showing a tumor in her brain after she mentions bottling up all the stress that Peter causes her.
1st Aug '17 5:52:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Hell, lets say EVERYONE was derailed to some extent, literally the only exception is Nightcrawler, they all become massively incompetent, just to make Logan's CanonSue aspects all the more apparent.

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** Hell, lets say EVERYONE was derailed to some extent, literally the only exception is Nightcrawler, they all become massively incompetent, just to make Logan's CanonSue aspects all the more apparent.
15th Jun '17 1:12:40 AM TommyTiger
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** Mr. Krabs is just as bad, going from [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold greedy and selfish but a good heart beneath it all]] and a positive character compared to Plankton, to an absolute monster who is ''[[DesignatedHero worse]]'' [[DesignatedHero than Plankton, yet is still treated like a good guy]], [[KarmaHoudini which lets him get away with most of his crimes.]]

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** Mr. Krabs is just as bad, going from [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold greedy and selfish but a good heart beneath it all]] and a positive character compared to Plankton, to an absolute monster absolutely heinous person who is ''[[DesignatedHero worse]]'' [[DesignatedHero than Plankton, yet is still treated like a good guy]], [[KarmaHoudini which lets him get away with most of his crimes.]]
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