History Flanderization / WesternAnimation

27th Aug '16 1:59:47 PM Vir
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*** The Ventriloquist was always a milquetoast sissy-boy [[LetsGetDangerous who could still be quite dangerous when the situation demanded it]], but every time he appeared his wimpiness only seemed to increase until his puppet, Scarface, had virtually taken control of ''him''. Eventually he became so frightened of Scarface that he was constantly trying to ''hide from him'' (from a wooden dummy!). Somewhat justified by the fact that he's ''constantly'' being put down by Scarface, and so its understandable his confidence would dwindle by the constant bullying until he became completely docile; this trajectory finally resulted in the Ventriloquist's HeelFaceTurn, so maybe it was just CharacterDevelopment.

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*** The Ventriloquist was always a milquetoast sissy-boy [[LetsGetDangerous who could still be quite dangerous when the situation demanded it]], but every time he appeared his wimpiness only seemed to increase until his puppet, Scarface, had virtually taken control of ''him''. Eventually he became so frightened of Scarface that he was constantly trying to ''hide from him'' (from a wooden dummy!). Somewhat justified by the fact that he's ''constantly'' being put down by Scarface, and so its it's understandable his confidence would dwindle by the constant bullying until he became completely docile; this trajectory finally resulted in the Ventriloquist's HeelFaceTurn, so maybe it was just CharacterDevelopment.
27th Aug '16 1:19:43 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' Ffanderizes several characters:
** Numbuh Three (Kuki Sanban)'s ditziness. Originally, she was at least as useful as the others (albiet scatterbrained), but soon became a hyperactive ditz who's only useful when Rainbow Monkey dolls are the case.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' Ffanderizes Flanderizes several characters:
** Numbuh Three (Kuki Sanban)'s ditziness. Originally, she was at least as useful as the others (albiet (albeit scatterbrained), but soon became a hyperactive ditz who's only useful when Rainbow Monkey dolls are the case.
27th Aug '16 1:18:40 PM Vir
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** As Lumpus took levels in [[TookALevelInJerkass Jerkass]] and [[TookALevelInDumbass Dumbass]], Lazlo TookALevelInKindness. He was initially portrayed as a [=SpongeBob=]-like character; optimistic, eccentric, and often annoying to everyone but his friends. Later episodes played up his optimism making him an almost hippie-like AllLovingHero with his IdiotHero tendencies being a smaller part of him [[note]] This is especially interesting when you realize that most Lazlo-like characters become dumber rather than cheerier.[[/note]]. Weirdly, this may be because Lazlo became [[DemotedToExtra less of the main character]] over time and more of TheFace of the show as later episodes tended to focus on the rest of the cast with Lazlo either not appearing at all or for a few brief lines and scenes.

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** As Lumpus took levels in [[TookALevelInJerkass Jerkass]] and [[TookALevelInDumbass Dumbass]], Lazlo TookALevelInKindness. He was initially portrayed as a [=SpongeBob=]-like character; optimistic, eccentric, and often annoying to everyone but his friends. Later episodes played up his optimism making him an almost hippie-like AllLovingHero with his IdiotHero tendencies being a smaller part of him [[note]] This is especially interesting when you realize that most Lazlo-like characters become dumber rather than cheerier.[[/note]].cheerier[[/note]]. Weirdly, this may be because Lazlo became [[DemotedToExtra less of the main character]] over time and more of TheFace of the show as later episodes tended to focus on the rest of the cast with Lazlo either not appearing at all or for a few brief lines and scenes.
18th Aug '16 1:32:07 AM BNSF1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' uses this in-universe with the various Starscream clones. Each one has a certain trait of Starscream's exaggerated to the point where it becomes their entire personality (so while Starscream is a cowardly, egotistical, lying suck-up, Skywarp is afraid of everything, Thundercracker has a massive ego, Ramjet is a perpetual liar and Sunstorm is a complete sycophant).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' uses this in-universe with the various Starscream clones. Each one has a certain trait of Starscream's exaggerated to the point where it becomes their entire personality (so while Starscream is a cowardly, egotistical, lying suck-up, Skywarp is afraid of everything, Thundercracker has a massive ego, Ramjet is a perpetual liar and Sunstorm is a complete sycophant).sycophant; to this day, nobody knows exactly what Slipstream's personality is).
13th Aug '16 4:49:18 PM BatmanKalEl
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* Martin Prince used to be a natural leader, StrawWinner and no-nonsense kid student, with brains that were equally fit for science, sports or arts. However, as the seasons advanced, his interests on arts mushroomed into a plain effeminate personality, until he was practically turned into a flamboyant sissy and also another of the default nerdish {{Butt Monkey}}s of Springfield's Elementary.

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* Martin Prince used to be a natural leader, StrawWinner Straw Winner and no-nonsense kid student, with brains that were equally fit for science, sports or arts. However, as the seasons advanced, his interests on arts mushroomed into a plain effeminate personality, until he was practically turned into a flamboyant sissy and also another of the default nerdish {{Butt Monkey}}s of Springfield's Elementary.
12th Aug '16 8:45:24 PM Demetrios
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* Hank Hill of is known for [[GoodOldWays preferring traditional things over trendy new ones]]. This starts to get overdone in the later seasons; case in point, "Get Your Freak Off". In this episode, Hank is more Amish than the Amish; he's [[HonorBeforeReason almost medieval]].

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* Hank Hill of is known for [[GoodOldWays preferring traditional things over trendy new ones]]. This starts to get overdone in the later seasons; case in point, "Get Your Freak Off". In this episode, Hank is more Amish than the Amish; he's [[HonorBeforeReason almost medieval]].
9th Aug '16 12:18:47 PM Nakayama90
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* Reverend Lovejoy, on the other hand, has HiddenDepths. His character has remained the same the entire series - however, one episode revealed that Lovejoy became a bitter, jaded, faux pious minister because Ned drained all of his enthusiasm for serving God.

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* Reverend Lovejoy, on the other hand, has HiddenDepths. His character has remained the same the entire series - however, [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E22InMargeWeTrust one episode episode]] revealed that Lovejoy became a bitter, jaded, faux pious minister because Ned drained all of his enthusiasm for serving God.
6th Aug '16 9:26:43 AM SpinAttaxx
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* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Silverbolt began as an idealistic, over-the-top [[KnightInShiningArmor Paladin-type who followed chivalry and loyalty]] to often comedic extremes. His relationship with Blackarachnia nearly took over his character by the third season, though it was written with some level of competency. More egregious is Blackarachnia's overnight transformation from DarkActionGirl who, oh, had a boyfriend into a romantic who would stop at nothing, including disloyalty and [[WhatWereYouThinking downright foolishness]] to get her lover back in ''Beast Machines''. For that matter ''everybody'' in ''Beast Machines'' underwent some Flanderization as compared to ''Beast Wars''.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Silverbolt began as an idealistic, over-the-top [[KnightInShiningArmor Paladin-type who followed chivalry and loyalty]] to often comedic extremes. His relationship with Blackarachnia nearly took over his character by the third season, though it was written with some level of competency. More egregious is Blackarachnia's overnight transformation from DarkActionGirl who, oh, had a boyfriend into a romantic who would stop at nothing, including disloyalty and [[WhatWereYouThinking downright foolishness]] to get her lover back in ''Beast Machines''. For that matter ''everybody'' in ''Beast Machines'' underwent some Flanderization as compared to ''Beast Wars''.



** On the other hand, the original Megatron's unrealistic aim to rule the [[strike:galaxy]] universe has been significantly toned down, to the more obtainable desire to return his exiled Decepticons to Cybertron (''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''), or restore the broken planet to its former glory (''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'').

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** On the other hand, the original Megatron's unrealistic aim to rule the [[strike:galaxy]] universe has been significantly toned down, to the more obtainable desire to return his exiled Decepticons to Cybertron (''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''), or restore the broken planet to its former glory (''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'').(''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'').
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' uses this in-universe with the various Starscream clones. Each one has a certain trait of Starscream's exaggerated to the point where it becomes their entire personality (so while Starscream is a cowardly, egotistical, lying suck-up, Skywarp is afraid of everything, Thundercracker has a massive ego, Ramjet is a perpetual liar and Sunstorm is a complete sycophant).
5th Jul '16 2:37:14 PM SmugTrope
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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) 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 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.
5th Jul '16 2:32:05 PM SmugTrope
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** Peter's LethallyStupid tendencies were more a case of InnocentlyInsensitive behavior in early seasons, and, akin to a standard BumblingDad, being too arrogant and idiotic to quite get what he was doing was wrong. Even at that Peter usually was handed AnAesop and saw the error of his ways. Around mid-Season 4 (and completely around Season 7 onwards), however, he evolved more into a {{Comedic Sociopath|y}}, completely apathetic to the misery he causes, and in some episodes, outright sadistic and amused by it.

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** Peter's LethallyStupid tendencies were more a case of InnocentlyInsensitive behavior in early seasons, and, akin to a standard BumblingDad, being too arrogant and idiotic to quite get what he was doing was wrong. Even at that Peter usually was handed AnAesop and saw the error of his ways. Around mid-Season 4 (and completely around Season 7 onwards), however, he evolved more into a {{Comedic Sociopath|y}}, PsychopathicManchild, completely apathetic to the misery he causes, and in some episodes, outright sadistic and amused by it.
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