History Flanderization / WesternAnimation

22nd Feb '17 6:57:52 AM TommyTiger
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''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has experienced massive flanderization since its [[UnCanceled un-cancellation]] in 2005.

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''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has experienced massive flanderization since from its [[UnCanceled un-cancellation]] in 2005.2005 to the release of the second movie.
2nd Feb '17 7:52:44 PM Prometheus117
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* In the PilotMovie for ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo was only slightly mischievous. As the series had progressed, some fans have complained that Bloo had became progressively more anarchic, selfish, and obnoxious, reaching {{Jerkass}} levels in later seasons.

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* In the PilotMovie for ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', Bloo was only slightly mischievous. mischievous and showed at multiple points he had a very good heart underneath his occasional mean exterior. As the series had progressed, some fans have complained that Bloo had became progressively more anarchic, selfish, and obnoxious, obnoxious while showing far fewer genuinely nice moments, reaching {{Jerkass}} levels in later seasons.
2nd Feb '17 11:45:32 AM BrendanRizzo
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** Everybody noticed how Quagmire went from a pervert to a potential rapist, but he suffered a second flanderization much more prominent and fast: in Season 8, it was revealed that he hated Brian. Before Cleveland's departure, Quagmire seemingly had no beef with Brian and even allowed him to stay at his house at one time. In recent episodes, Quagmire has brutally assaulted Brian for unknowingly dating his transgendered father, furiously ranted at him for things Brian didn't know, and ran him over with his car.

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** Everybody noticed how Quagmire went from a generic hedonist to a pervert to a potential rapist, but he suffered a second flanderization much more prominent and fast: in Season 8, it was revealed that he hated Brian. Before Cleveland's departure, Quagmire seemingly had no beef with Brian and even allowed him to stay at his house at one time. In recent episodes, Quagmire has brutally assaulted Brian for unknowingly dating his transgendered father, furiously ranted at him for things Brian didn't know, and ran him over with his car.



* Lois's father, Carter, used to be an intelligent and rich businessman, even if his views are stuck from the 1950s. As the seasons went on, Carter's behavior is almost comparable to Peter's flanderization where he will say the most stupidest things or do the most ridiculous acts (mostly to Peter) and allows ongoing misery just because he is rich and powerful and [[ItAmusedMe needed a quick giggle.]] The point is driven further home where Carter loses his assets a few times and it's shown that he cannot function in life without his fortune. He gets flanderized even further into a borderline monster in "The Old Man And The Big C" as it's revealed that his company developed a cure for cancer several years ago but he refuses to release it to the public all so he can increase corporate profit by making money off of sick people who have to rely on medication. Even after Lois lectures him about it Carter still refuses to release the cure, throwing him straight into CorruptCorporateExecutive.

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* Lois's father, Carter, used to be an intelligent and rich businessman, even if his views are stuck from the 1950s. As the seasons went on, Carter's behavior is almost comparable to Peter's flanderization where he will say the most stupidest things or do the most ridiculous acts (mostly to Peter) and allows ongoing misery just because he is rich and powerful and [[ItAmusedMe needed a quick giggle.]] The point is driven further home where Carter loses his assets a few times and it's shown that he cannot function in life without his fortune. He gets flanderized even further into a borderline downright monster in "The Old Man And The Big C" as it's revealed that his company developed a cure for cancer several years ago but he refuses to release it to the public all so he can increase corporate profit by making money off of sick people who have to rely on medication. Even after Lois lectures him about it Carter still refuses to release the cure, throwing him straight into CorruptCorporateExecutive.
22nd Jan '17 11:23:07 AM Pinokio
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the four Ghostbusters are based on the characters from the [[Film/Ghostbusters1984 film]], plus their exaggerated traits. Egon is even more scientifically minded, and has more "typical nerd" behavior.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the four Ghostbusters are based on the characters from the [[Film/Ghostbusters1984 film]], plus their exaggerated traits. Egon is even more scientifically minded, and has characterized with more "typical nerd" behavior.
22nd Jan '17 11:21:44 AM Pinokio
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the four Ghostbusters are based on the characters from the [[Film/Ghostbusters1984 film]], plus their exaggerated traits. Egon is even more scientifically minded, and has more "typical nerd" behavior.
30th Dec '16 10:14:04 PM YasminPerry
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* In the pre-cancellation episodes, [=SpongeBob=] in many ways was like an underwater, sea-sponge version of Tommy Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. The "earnest [[TheEveryman everyman]]" aspect of [=SpongeBob=]'s personality has been completely downplayed to make him gratuitously obnoxious and annoying rather than merely naive and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} eccentric]]. Now he's gone into ''stalker'' levels of creepiness when it comes to Squidward, copying his entire house ''down to the very last detail'' and heavily breathing whenever he calls.

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* In the pre-cancellation episodes, [=SpongeBob=] in many ways was like basically an underwater, sea-sponge version of Tommy Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.everyday NiceGuy. The "earnest [[TheEveryman everyman]]" aspect of [=SpongeBob=]'s personality has been completely downplayed to make him gratuitously obnoxious and annoying rather than merely naive and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} eccentric]]. Now he's gone into ''stalker'' levels of creepiness when it comes to Squidward, copying his entire house ''down to the very last detail'' and heavily breathing whenever he calls.
25th Dec '16 10:05:17 AM ading
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** Beezy becoming an essentially good-natured but hedonistically selfish moron to a {{Jerkass}} who found entertainment in the misery of others. The shining example is his relationship with Saffi which went from being the show's most genuine CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to Beezy casually breaking up with her just to chase the GirlOfTheWeek ''[[PlayedForLaughs as a joke]]''. Even Beezy's voice actor hated the scene!
** Heloise became an EnfantTerrible MadScientist with [[DefrostingIceQueen some genuine sweet moments]] to being solely defined by her crush on Jimmy as well as gaining ButtMonkey OnlySaneMan status and her HairTriggerTemper and genius qualities [[EinsteinSue being taken]] UpToEleven.
** Lucius went from being a FauxAffablyEvil CardCarryingVillain (and frequent AssholeVictim ) who delighted in the suffering of others to a [[GrumpyOldMan grumpy old]] "uncool" OnlySaneMan due to his ButtMonkey status being taken UpToEleven and Jimmy's idiocy getting worse.
** Even the setting was Flanderized! Miseryville was transformed from what was supposed to be a wacky cartoony version of Hell with cartoony monsters and demons into a bizarre {{Cloudcuckooland}} full of the most random things possible, making [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime the Land of Ooo]] seem totally rational. The whole "most miserable place ever" idea became an InformedAttribute as well due to Lucius' VillainDecay.

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** Beezy becoming went from an essentially good-natured but hedonistically selfish moron to a {{Jerkass}} who found entertainment in the misery of others. The shining example is his relationship with Saffi Saffi, which went from being the show's most genuine CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming to Beezy casually breaking up with her just to chase the GirlOfTheWeek ''[[PlayedForLaughs as a joke]]''. Even Beezy's voice actor hated the scene!
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** Heloise became went from an EnfantTerrible MadScientist with [[DefrostingIceQueen some genuine sweet moments]] to being solely defined by her crush on Jimmy Jimmy, as well as gaining ButtMonkey OnlySaneMan status status, and her HairTriggerTemper and genius qualities [[EinsteinSue being taken]] taken UpToEleven.
** Lucius went from being a FauxAffablyEvil CardCarryingVillain (and frequent AssholeVictim ) who delighted in the suffering of others to a [[GrumpyOldMan grumpy old]] "uncool" OnlySaneMan OnlySaneMan, due to his ButtMonkey status being taken UpToEleven and Jimmy's idiocy getting worse.
** Even the setting was Flanderized! Flanderized. Miseryville was transformed from what was supposed to be a wacky cartoony version of Hell with cartoony monsters and demons into a bizarre {{Cloudcuckooland}} full of the most random things possible, making [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime the Land of Ooo]] seem totally rational. The whole "most miserable place ever" idea became an InformedAttribute as well due to Lucius' VillainDecay.
20th Dec '16 12:27:45 PM mhj0808
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Mandy started off as an apathetic AntiHero with DeadpanSnarker tendencies. By the end of the series, she had become a sociopathic EnfantTerrible [[JerkSue who brought a sense of domination and always seemed to solve the episode's problems by being there]]. Billy went from being a [[DumbIsGood good-natured simpleton]] to becoming AxCrazy and [[UpToEleven even stupider]] with his niceness becoming an InformedAttribute.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Mandy started off as mostly just an apathetic AntiHero with DeadpanSnarker tendencies.tendencies; she was always mean and bossy, but not quite evil. By the end of the series, she had become a sociopathic EnfantTerrible [[JerkSue who brought a sense of domination and always seemed to solve the episode's problems by being there]]. Billy went from being a [[DumbIsGood good-natured simpleton]] to becoming AxCrazy and [[UpToEleven even stupider]] with his niceness becoming an InformedAttribute.
10th Dec '16 5:17:04 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* The fastest Flanderization ever in the show happened in Season 20, with the newly introduced Member Berries. These are talking, sentient fruits who make people reminisce about facets of the past, at first innocuous pop culture trivia and then more controversial elements of the past. Originally they remembered a variety of [[TheEighties 80s]] pop culture and history, but after a couple episodes they started talking exclusively in Franchise/StarWars references. It seems that the punchline was to let the elder berries talk about how they wanted to bring back "[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the real Stormtroopers]]", but the whole Member Berries subplot [[AbortedArc was dropped]], like several other plot points that season, so we might never know.
12th Nov '16 10:46:38 AM BatmanKalEl
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', being a ''[[LighterAndSofter much]]'' [[LighterAndSofter less serious program]], flanderized all the characters from the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' into caricatures of their former versions.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', being a ''[[LighterAndSofter much]]'' [[LighterAndSofter [[DenserAndWackier less serious program]], flanderized all the characters from the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' into caricatures of their former versions.
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