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2nd Aug '16 12:03:47 AM Raddra
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** ''Dragonball Super'': Goku's intelligence has been flanderized to the point he seems even less mature than the child he was at the start of Dragonball. He claps and wiggles his way towards powerful opponents, seems incapable of considering anything resembling consequence and abandons his friends and or endangers their lives for a quick fight or chance to train. Gone is the Goku who squared off in a deathly chill against Freeza. In Super he'd be more liable to clap and duckwalk at him wanting to fight.
23rd Jul '16 8:46:28 PM BNSF1995
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** In the manga, Natsumi was a Tsundere JerkWithAHeartOfGold. In the anime, she's a racist JerkWithAHeartOfJerk.
** Momoka's attempts to get Fuyuki to notice her are taken UpToEleven in the anime, as she even uses ''spies'' to see what he's doing.
29th Jun '16 4:51:20 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' - By mid-Johto many recurring characters are little more than walking collections of running gags, with Brock having his CasanovaWannabe aspect overshadowing his wisecracking and being a BigBrotherMentor to Ash, and the Team Rocket trio's comedy overshadowing their competence.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' - By mid-Johto many recurring characters are little more than walking collections of running gags, with Brock Takeshi/Brock having his CasanovaWannabe aspect overshadowing his wisecracking and being a BigBrotherMentor to Ash, Satoshi/Ash, and the Team Rocket trio's comedy overshadowing their competence.



** Ash, the main character, is noteworthy in that he started out as an IdiotHero mainly due to his ''immaturity'' rather than him being an actual idiot. As he's matured throughout the show, but the writers [[NotAllowedToGrowUp still want to keep his idiot traits]], his IdiotHero status is due to him being honestly mentally challenged. His ObliviousToLove trait is one of the most noteworthy: compare his early release of Butterfree because he knew full well it wanted to mate with a female and make babies to a more recent encounter with a Cottonee with the same problem, whom Ash thinks just wants to "get a best buddy".

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** Ash, Satoshi/Ash, the main character, is noteworthy in that he started out as an IdiotHero mainly due to his ''immaturity'' rather than him being an actual idiot. As he's matured throughout the show, but the writers [[NotAllowedToGrowUp still want to keep his idiot traits]], his IdiotHero status is due to him being honestly mentally challenged. His ObliviousToLove trait is one of the most noteworthy: compare his early release of Butterfree because he knew full well it wanted to mate with a female and make babies to a more recent encounter with a Cottonee with the same problem, whom Ash thinks just wants to "get a best buddy". buddy".
*** His idiot traits were taken UpToEleven in ''Best Wishes'', but significantly toned down in ''XY''. The only major flaw of his character that retained from his flanderization is him being ObliviousToLove.
24th May '16 1:09:26 AM Spritle101
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* Ciel Phantomhive in ''Manga/BlackButler'' season 2. They seem to only focus on his bad parts, making him seem much more evil. They also made him a lot more dependent on Sebastian than in the first season, making him more of a damsel in distress when he could have been capable of handling himself a little easier.

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* Ciel Phantomhive in ''Manga/BlackButler'' Ciel Phantomhive in season 2. They seem to only focus on his bad parts, making him seem much more evil. They also 2, they made him a lot more dependent on Sebastian than in the first season, making him more of a damsel in distress when he could have been capable of handling himself a little easier.easier, which is somewhat out-of-character for his manga counterpart.
** Grell was given a much bigger role in the anime & had little character development or backstory for the animators to work from, so the character was fladerized right out of the box & made into a love-sick comic relief character, while the manga counterpart is significantly more serious & less romantic.
3rd May '16 5:24:19 PM Ibrahim77X
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** Elfman was never very subtle when it came to his love of manliness to begin with, but it's gotten to the point where when asked by the aforementioned Juvia what a good gift for Gray would be, he suggests to ''give him a man.'' Not something manly, just ''a man.'''
24th Apr '16 10:51:18 PM lalalei2001
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* Kyubey as a ''straightforward'' villain of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. The original character was never straightforward, having an OrangeAndBlueMorality and [[NeverMyFault doesn't understand the main characters' delimma over their own downfalls]]. In the movie, it commits acts that are subjectively evil [[CardCarryingVillain and is proud]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech of them]]. Its downfall is [[ThisCannotBe typically villain-like]] and turns out laughable, [[spoiler: being pathetically dominated by PowerOfFriendship and out-gambit by the now-evil Homura Akemi.]]

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* Kyubey In ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'', Seto Kaiba is solely focused on seeing and dueling Atem again to prove he's the strongest duelist with no care for anything else. The manga version of him had a rivalry with Jonouchi, a realization that he had to try and move on from his losses to become a stronger person, as well as a ''straightforward'' villain desire to bury the past, while the anime version of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion''. The original character was never straightforward, having an OrangeAndBlueMorality him acknowledges Yugi, not Yami Yugi, as the true King of Games. Mokuba is also wholly supportive of him, despite restraining his brother's crazier habits in the manga and [[NeverMyFault doesn't understand the main characters' delimma over their own downfalls]]. In the movie, it commits acts that are subjectively evil [[CardCarryingVillain and is proud]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech of them]]. Its downfall is [[ThisCannotBe typically villain-like]] and turns out laughable, [[spoiler: being pathetically dominated by PowerOfFriendship and out-gambit by the now-evil Homura Akemi.]]anime.
17th Mar '16 2:49:30 AM LinTaylor
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** Chi-Chi in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Her HairTriggerTemper and EducationMama tendencies are turned UpToEleven to make her an overbearing [[MyBelovedSmother parent]] with severely SkewedPriorities.

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** Chi-Chi in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Her HairTriggerTemper and EducationMama tendencies are turned UpToEleven to make her an overbearing [[MyBelovedSmother parent]] with severely SkewedPriorities. It comes to a head in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where she almost steals her granddaughter Pan from Gohan simply because she's '''beyond''' insistent that Pan never become a martial artist (compare to her second son Goten, who she actually trained herself).
14th Mar '16 1:54:22 PM Prfnoff
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* Kirito from ''SwordArtOnline''. Although he was never a very deep character to begin with, the second arc of the anime took his redeemable qualities and insecurities and tossed them overboard, leaving only his MartyStu and GodModeSue traits behind.

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* Kirito from ''SwordArtOnline''.''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. Although he was never a very deep character to begin with, the second arc of the anime took his redeemable qualities and insecurities and tossed them overboard, leaving only his MartyStu and GodModeSue traits behind.
13th Mar '16 7:28:31 PM Gravityman
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** Pan from ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' suffers this as well. In the end of DBZ, she starts out as a well-meaning and sweet toddler. In DBGT, she is then a BrattyHalfPint with bad traits that were cranked UpToEleven.
12th Mar '16 11:19:38 AM Psi001
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** Team Rocket finally subverts this in ''Best Wishes'' as they {{Took a Level in Badass}} and lost their comedic quirks, [[BrokenBase breaking the base on yet another issue in the process.]] Though they eventually reverted back to their old selves.

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** Team Rocket finally subverts this in ''Best Wishes'' as they {{Took a Level in Badass}} and lost their comedic quirks, [[BrokenBase breaking the base on yet another issue in the process.]] Though they eventually reverted back By the end of the series, and most of ''XY'', both cases of Flanderization were resolved, with the trio returning to their old selves. being [[NotSoHarmlessVillain comical but semi-threatening villains]].


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** The hero ensemble's tendencies to ''always'' fall for Team Rocket's trickery and {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s got [[GullibleLemmings more oblivious]] the more it was used. Ironically the first time it was used, Ash and the others didn't fall for it. Now the twerps ''never'' seem to show suspicion towards a whole load of similar trios made of a blue haired boy, a red headed girl and a talking Meowth. Meowth also managed to more and more easily convince the twerps [[HeelFaceMole he had turned good]] (since a prominent stint in ''Best Wishes'' the heroes are at least ''slightly'' more skeptical, though still eventually buy it).
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