History FromNobodyToNightmare / LiveActionTV

6th Feb '18 11:10:20 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Clifford =DeVoe= was a bright man using a device to amplify his mind when the accelerator hit. With his mind expanded to genius levels, he at first wanted to use it to help mankind. But then he discovered that accessing so much brain power was shutting down all his other motor functions and forcing him to life in a nearly paralyzed state. He thus uses his mind to steal the bodies and powers of others and even uses a hyper-drug on his wife to ensure she won't turn on him.

to:

** Clifford =DeVoe= [=DeVoe=] was a bright man using a device to amplify his mind when the accelerator hit. With his mind expanded to genius levels, he at first wanted to use it to help mankind. But then he discovered that accessing so much brain power was shutting down all his other motor functions and forcing him to life in a nearly paralyzed state. He thus uses his mind to steal the bodies and powers of others and even uses a hyper-drug on his wife to ensure she won't turn on him.
6th Feb '18 11:09:53 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Clifford DeVoe was a bright man using a device to amplify his mind when the accelerator hit. With his mind expanded to genius levels, he at first wanted to use it to help mankind. But then he discovered that accessing so much brain power was shutting down all his other motor functions and forcing him to life in a nearly paralyzed state. He thus uses his mind to steal the bodies and powers of others and even uses a hyper-drug on his wife to ensure she won't turn on him.

to:

** Clifford DeVoe =DeVoe= was a bright man using a device to amplify his mind when the accelerator hit. With his mind expanded to genius levels, he at first wanted to use it to help mankind. But then he discovered that accessing so much brain power was shutting down all his other motor functions and forcing him to life in a nearly paralyzed state. He thus uses his mind to steal the bodies and powers of others and even uses a hyper-drug on his wife to ensure she won't turn on him.
6th Feb '18 11:08:52 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Becky Sharpe was a woman with horrendously bad luck before a burst of dark matter caused her to alter probabilities so only good things happen to her. But to make it work means horrible random events hit anyone around her and the luckier she gets, the worse it is for them.
6th Feb '18 11:05:56 PM MikeW
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/TheFlash'' is packed with people who were once nothing but small time crooks or even innocents but then a particle accelerator explosion granted them powers and quite often twisted them.
** Leonard Snart was the son of an abusive cop turned imprisoned thief. Pushed to crime himself, he stole a weapon to make himself Captain Cold. Mick Rory was a young pyromaniac turned brutal crook himself who got the other weapon to become Heatwave.
** The Mardon Brothers were small-time crooks until they each gained the power to control the weather to the point of nearly burying Central City in a tsunami.
** Kyle Nimbus was to be executed but instead gained the ability to turn his body into a deadly gas to kill others.
** Bette Sans was a soldier who suffered shrapnel wounds from defusing a bomb. When the accelerator hit her, she found herself able to detonate anything with her hands and became Plastique.
** Grodd was a simple captive gorilla who gained hyper-intelligence, powerful telepathic abilities and a hate of the human race.
** Roy G. Bivolo was a color-blind artist who gained the power to fill anyone with rage with a look.
** Sam Scudder was a crook trapped in a mirror who gained the power to travel through them and use reflections as weapons to become Mirror Master.
** James Jesse was a simple crook who became the maniacal Trickster.
** Amunet was a flight attendant of all things who put up with regular harassment by her male pilots. When she gained the power to control metal, she killed them and then created a massive criminal empire.
** Clifford DeVoe was a bright man using a device to amplify his mind when the accelerator hit. With his mind expanded to genius levels, he at first wanted to use it to help mankind. But then he discovered that accessing so much brain power was shutting down all his other motor functions and forcing him to life in a nearly paralyzed state. He thus uses his mind to steal the bodies and powers of others and even uses a hyper-drug on his wife to ensure she won't turn on him.
6th Feb '18 7:23:10 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' might as well be called FromNobodyToNightmare: TheSeries. We see several members of Batman's RoguesGallery before they became supervillians, and we get to watch their StartOfDarkness: young and rather incompetent wannabe gangster Oswald Cobblepot, who will claw his way to the top of Gotham's criminal underword as the Penguin. A shy and introverted little girl who will become a dreaded MadScientist PoisonousPerson. A young female ArtfulDodger who will become the ultimate ClassyCatBurglar. A idealistic crusading District Attorney's mind will surrender to his latent dichotomous madness when he receives horrific injuries to half of his face. According to WordOfGod, ''someone'' will have One Bad Day and become [[TheJoker The Clown Prince Of Crime]]. And, of course, a traumatized little boy will grow up to be [[Franchise/{{Batman}} a very different kind of nightmare]].

to:

* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' might as well be called FromNobodyToNightmare: TheSeries. We see several members of Batman's RoguesGallery before they became supervillians, and we get to watch their StartOfDarkness: young and rather incompetent wannabe gangster Oswald Cobblepot, who will claw his way to the top of Gotham's criminal underword as the Penguin. A shy and introverted little girl who will become a dreaded MadScientist PoisonousPerson. A young female ArtfulDodger who will become the ultimate ClassyCatBurglar. A idealistic crusading District Attorney's mind will surrender to his latent dichotomous madness when he receives horrific injuries to half of his face. According to WordOfGod, ''someone'' will have One Bad Day and become [[TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker The Clown Prince Of Crime]]. And, of course, a traumatized little boy will grow up to be [[Franchise/{{Batman}} a very different kind of nightmare]].
18th Jan '17 2:55:49 PM gb00393
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Melisandre, the terrifying Red Priestess with great powers, reveals to Gendry that she was once a slave.
** Daenerys rises from a timid bride to a YoungConqueror.
--> '''Daenerys:''' "A fortnight ago I had no army, a year ago I had no dragons."
** Walder Frey goes from a unpleasant but relatively harmless DirtyOldMan to the regicidal lord paramount of the Riverlands without even leaving his chair.
3rd Aug '16 3:29:55 AM AnotherEpicFail
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Unlike most Peacekeepers, the first-season BigBad Captain Crais actually grew up on an agricultural commune and was fully expected to spend his life as a common farmer like his parents... up until a Peacekeeper press-gang arrived in search of new recruits. Ambitious and eager to prove himself, Bialar Crais rose through the ranks on wits and hatred - until, by the start of the season, he's in charge of his own command carrier.
13th Jun '16 5:46:46 AM Morgaus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/{{Limitless}}'' has Eddie Morra. In the [[{{Film/Limitless}} original movie]], Eddie goes from an out of work author to a financial genius who becomes entrenched in the world of financial giants. Now, he's a United States senator and {{The Chessmaster}} who controls the fate of [[TheHero Brian]]'s future.
5th May '16 3:02:45 AM AnotherEpicFail
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The series-wide BigBad, Scorpius, was born into slavery as the [[HalfHumanHybrid hybrid]] [[ChildByRape offspring]] of a [[MedicalRapeAndImpregnate raped test subject]]. Weak and sickly throughout his childhood, his Scarran captors considered him a failed experiment... right up until he escaped from captivity. Worse still, the attempt to recapture him ended with his "nanny" [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge getting a coolant rod]] [[EyeScream to the eyeballs]] and a Peacekeeper ambush being called in on her dreadnought. Impressed with his intelligence, Peacekeeper command decided to waive the [[HalfBreedDiscrimination rules against hybrids]] and allow Scorpius to join them. By the time the crew meets him, the former slave is in command of a top-secret research facility; over the series, he levels up to commanding his own warship, to commanding his own interstellar experiment, to commanding his own ''fleet.''
13th Mar '16 3:04:20 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids'': Torrence from 2009's version sees the collapse of society as an opportunity to get himself a nice suit and an army of mercenaries and try to take over the country.

to:

* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids'': ''Series/TheDayOfTheTriffids'': Torrence from 2009's version sees the collapse of society as an opportunity to get himself a nice suit and an army of mercenaries and try to take over the country.



* ''{{Sliders}}'': One episode features a world instantly cursed with twice its previous population because of the sliding technology. It's dominated by warlords who control the food supply. They meet one who mentions he used to be a shoe salesman.

to:

* ''{{Sliders}}'': ''Series/{{Sliders}}'':
**
One episode features a world instantly cursed with twice its previous population because of the sliding technology. It's dominated by warlords who control the food supply. They meet one who mentions he used to be a shoe salesman.



* ''TrueBlood'': Bill Compton was just a random and lost confederate soldier dying of starvation as he tried to make his way back to Bon Temps to reunite with his family, who didn't even know if he was still alive. Cue one [[HoneyTrap meeting with a lonely widow in a cabin deep in the woods]] and he was transformed into a vampire by the sadistic Lorena. He still remains somewhat of a nobdy for about a century after this until [[spoiler: he is recruited by Nan Flannagan to be a spy for the American Vampire League and the Authority. A succession of seasons later, and he has become first the King of Louisiana to replace the fallen Sophie-Anne, a Chancellor of the Authority after Roman's demise, and now...a HumanoidAbomination that is the physical avatar of the [[EldritchAbomination vampire goddess Lilith.]]]]

to:

* ''TrueBlood'': ''Series/TrueBlood'': Bill Compton was just a random and lost confederate soldier dying of starvation as he tried to make his way back to Bon Temps to reunite with his family, who didn't even know if he was still alive. Cue one [[HoneyTrap meeting with a lonely widow in a cabin deep in the woods]] and he was transformed into a vampire by the sadistic Lorena. He still remains somewhat of a nobdy for about a century after this until [[spoiler: he is recruited by Nan Flannagan to be a spy for the American Vampire League and the Authority. A succession of seasons later, and he has become first the King of Louisiana to replace the fallen Sophie-Anne, a Chancellor of the Authority after Roman's demise, and now...a HumanoidAbomination that is the physical avatar of the [[EldritchAbomination vampire goddess Lilith.]]]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 52. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=FromNobodyToNightmare.LiveActionTV