History Flanderization / WesternAnimation

9th Feb '16 9:04:02 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In the original ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' movie, after seeing Stitch build a model of San Francisco out of bits and bobs from Lilo's room and then proceeding to wreck it, she tells him she's never going to give him any more caffeine. The later animated series amplifies this side note into "give Stitch coffee, and he goes completely berserk". ** They did this to Pleakly as well. There was a short joke in the original movie about him secretly putting on his wig when he was alone "because it made him feel pretty", but in the series, he lost all pretense of masculinity and was even called "Aunt Pleakly". ** Both Pelekai sisters. Lilo, compared to her TV counterpart, was a bit more mature for her age despite her weirdness, which also got a bit of the boost. Nani, on the other hand, has this problem with her anger. In the movies, this was because of being pressured to find a job to support herself and her sister. The TV series make her come off as a bit of a bitch at times, like in "Bonnie & Clyde", [[DisproportionateRetribution where she grounds Lilo & Stitch for "running around the house and burping"]].
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* In the original ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' movie, after seeing Stitch build a model of San Francisco out of bits and bobs from Lilo's room and then proceeding to wreck it, she tells him she's never going to give him any more caffeine. The later animated series ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' amplifies this side note into "give Stitch coffee, and he goes completely berserk". ** They did this to Pleakly Pleakley as well. There was a short joke in the original movie about him secretly putting on his wig when he was alone "because it made him feel pretty", but in the series, ''The Series'', he lost all pretense of masculinity and was even called "Aunt Pleakly". Pleakley". ** Both Pelekai sisters. Lilo, compared to her TV counterpart, was a bit more mature for her age despite her weirdness, which also got a bit of the boost. Nani, on the other hand, has this problem with her anger. In the movies, this was because of being pressured to find a job to support herself and her sister. The TV series make ''The Series'' made her come off as a bit of a bitch at times, like in "Bonnie & Clyde", [[DisproportionateRetribution where she grounds Lilo & Stitch for "running around the house and burping"]].
25th Jan '16 12:08:10 AM BNSF1995
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* During the first few seasons of the show, Timmy was portrayed as essentially a good kid who occasionally gave into his selfishness. However, he was still very likeable. By about the fourth or fifth seasons, though, he became a {{jerkass}} along with all the other denizens of [[CrapsackWorld this hellish parody of sitcom America]], including his Fairy Godparents who were summoned to help him the first place. Timmy has returned to most of his original affable characterization by the sixth season onward but it still shows up every now and again.
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* During the first few seasons of the show, Timmy was portrayed as essentially a good kid who occasionally gave into his selfishness. However, he was still very likeable. By about the fourth or fifth seasons, though, he became a {{jerkass}} along with all the other denizens of [[CrapsackWorld this hellish parody of sitcom America]], including his Fairy Godparents who were summoned to help him the first place. Timmy has returned to most of his original affable characterization by the sixth season onward but it still shows up every now and again.again, before relapsing back into it in the tenth season upon the introduction of Chloe Carmichael.

* Timmy's parents. They go from busy and clueless to ''extremely'' negligent parents. This was actually the plot catalyst in an episode guest starring Steve Irwin as 'The Bad Parent Hunter'.
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* Timmy's parents. They go from busy and clueless to ''extremely'' negligent parents. parents who have hinted at times that they don't truly love Timmy, and see him as a burden. This was actually the plot catalyst in an episode guest starring the late Steve Irwin as 'The Bad Parent Hunter'.
18th Jan '16 9:58:36 PM BNSF1995
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*** In the latter case, though, one could see it as SpongeBob knowing he was the Strangler, and was just being very crafty in stalling and driving him away, which is noticeable when SpongeBob calls his "bodyguard" by his actual name.
17th Jan '16 2:47:15 PM StFan
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* Bart simply started out as a 1990s version of DennisTheMenace who liked to piss off authority, but actually learned his lesson in the end, like when he stole Jebediah Springfield's head or when he burned Lisa's centerpiece and, after appearing on the news in a homeless shelter, returning home and apologizing for what he did after a soul search. These days, his negative qualities have been exaggerated to the point where he's a ''sociopath'' wanting to ruin Homer and Marge's marriage merely to get him out of homework (as seen in the episode "Postcards from the Wedge"). The only times Bart shows kindness to anyone are when the story demands it, as seen in "A Totally Fun Thing that Bart Will Never Do Again," in which, despite his sociopathic measures to make the cruise trip last longer, did it because he loved his family and wanted to see them be happy, as they never had a decent vacation where everyone was happy.
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* Bart simply started out as a 1990s version of DennisTheMenace ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}} who liked to piss off authority, but actually learned his lesson in the end, like when he stole Jebediah Springfield's head or when he burned Lisa's centerpiece and, after appearing on the news in a homeless shelter, returning home and apologizing for what he did after a soul search. These days, his negative qualities have been exaggerated to the point where he's a ''sociopath'' wanting to ruin Homer and Marge's marriage merely to get him out of homework (as seen in the episode "Postcards from the Wedge"). The only times Bart shows kindness to anyone are when the story demands it, as seen in "A Totally Fun Thing that Bart Will Never Do Again," in which, despite his sociopathic measures to make the cruise trip last longer, did it because he loved his family and wanted to see them be happy, as they never had a decent vacation where everyone was happy.
17th Jan '16 7:55:13 AM emeriin
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She's always been Cute And Psycho, and there are multiple episodes in season 7 alone that show her Character Development and issues.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Princess Bubblegum started out as an even-keeled ruler who happened to have a strong passion for solving problems with science. Now, she's a jerkass megalomaniacal mad scientist who has gone completely off the deep end.
17th Jan '16 7:45:00 AM EuroBurro
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* Tom Cruise has appeared in several gags over the years as a normal sized guy, but in the episode about Stewie's height, Tom's height was flandrized from the slightly-below average 5'7 (170cm) to having to buy his clothes in the toddler section.
11th Jan '16 1:31:39 PM greatpikminfan
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That's Not A Subversion, that's just regular Character Development.
** However, a notable subversion is in Ice King, who starts out as a generic jerkass villain, but over time evolves into one of the most complex and sympathetic characters in the show.
5th Jan '16 12:49:21 PM fluffy
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** However, a notable subversion is in Ice King, who starts out as a generic jerkass villain, but over time evolves into one of the most complex and sympathetic characters in the show.
5th Jan '16 12:47:44 PM fluffy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Princess Bubblegum started out as an even-keeled ruler who happened to have a strong passion for solving problems with science. Now, she's a jerkass megalomaniacal mad scientist who has gone completely off the deep end.
4th Jan '16 9:36:22 PM ArJayKay
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* Many characters on ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' have been hit hard with this trope, but special mention goes to Percy and James. Percy was initially intelligent and mischievous, if a bit naive. Since season 7, he has been smacked upside the head with Flanderization, becoming incredibly clueless and naive, and always needs help from someone else. James, similarly, started off the series as a cheerful and hard-working (if somewhat snobbish and conceited). As time went by, he gradually became a lazy, spoilt narcissist.
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* Many characters on ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' have been hit hard with this trope, but special mention goes to Percy and James. Percy was initially intelligent and mischievous, if a bit naive. Since season 7, he has been smacked upside the head smokebox with Flanderization, becoming incredibly clueless and naive, and always needs help from someone else. James, similarly, started off the series as a cheerful and hard-working (if somewhat snobbish and conceited). As time went by, he gradually became a lazy, spoilt narcissist.
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