History GrowingTheBeard / WesternAnimation

15th Jul '17 4:15:31 PM nombretomado
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** For many, Season 1's three-part finale "The Savage Time" is where the show hit this point. Besides the badass plot about the Justice League going back in time to WorldWarII to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong stop Vandal Savage from taking over in the present]], for the first time it shows each member of the League being awesome, and Superman being restored to his former glory. It also probably didn't hurt that the set-up saw Batman, the SpotlightStealingSquad of the DCAU, benched - this allowed the writers to truly demonstrate what the other characters were capable of in creative ways, as opposed to the BadassNormal [[TheStrategist Strategist]] bailing them out/finding the solution (which would still happen thereafter, but not quite as often).

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** For many, Season 1's three-part finale "The Savage Time" is where the show hit this point. Besides the badass plot about the Justice League going back in time to WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong stop Vandal Savage from taking over in the present]], for the first time it shows each member of the League being awesome, and Superman being restored to his former glory. It also probably didn't hurt that the set-up saw Batman, the SpotlightStealingSquad of the DCAU, benched - this allowed the writers to truly demonstrate what the other characters were capable of in creative ways, as opposed to the BadassNormal [[TheStrategist Strategist]] bailing them out/finding the solution (which would still happen thereafter, but not quite as often).
11th Jul '17 5:12:23 AM elenaisabel722
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** How about ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' ? While the show started off strong, later episodes stayed true to the show's lighthearted tone while not being afraid to branch out with the character development, as well as having more ambitious storylines. No wonder it's the longest running Transformers show.
22nd Jun '17 1:54:16 PM MagnusForce
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* A lot of people were unimpressed with ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' when it premiered, which was understandable, as the show was rather clumsy in its blend of action and comedy and didn't quite know how to make use of its premise. However, it managed to score its first big hit with "Sword Sisters"[[note]]ADayInTheLimelight and CrowningMomentOfAwesome for [[EnsembleDarkhorse Pauline]][[/note]] and the show begin to improve from there. It especially escalated (although not immediately) after "Erlenmeyer's Revenge"[[note]]a SequelEpisode to "Atomic Detention", which sees Joey and AP's mistakes bite them back ''hard''[[/note]]. Afterwards, the show began to put in more action, character development[[note]]AP accepting Joey as a partner instead of a sidekick and Joey's relationship with his dad[[/note]] and continuity[[note]]such as Monster Truck Invasion and Buck Monkey, which both cemented an originally unnamed one-shot villain as a recurring character[[/note]] start to crawl in, and the writers got more ambitious with episodes[[note]]like the two-parter "Worm Boy" (a WholePlotReference to Spider-Man)[[/note]]. But for those who had enjoyed the early episodes, the show still maintained a good amount of its non-serious demeanor. All of it finally paid off in the Season 1 finale "The Big Shift", a WhamEpisode that sees two huge changes in the status quo -- [[spoiler:Joey revealing to his dad that he is Atomic Puppet and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Mookie]] going from bumbling wannabe superhero to outright villain]]. Needless to say, many were left excited for what Season 2 would have in store.



* ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'' has been growing the beard since season 2, where the plots contained more depth and maturity by tackling more complex storylines that are still accessible to everyone.



* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' started off strong, but also has accusations of being a ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ripoff. The show gradually gets its own identity as it goes on, especially in season 2.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' was always good, but the during the first season, the show's craziness overshadowed the heart more often than necessary and it wasn't as easy to connect with the emotions of the characters. Since season 2 (Around the time Rita and Lynn Sr.'s faces were revealed), the show has found a far better balance between heart and craziness and the characters became more realistic. The siblings also began to show more dimensions to their personalities the second season around than the first season.



* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'' started out fine, but things really got interesting in season 2. The characters have better developed personalities, the plot lines are more interesting, and there's a healthy amount of action and fantasy incorporated.



* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' started off strong, but has been steadily growing the beard since season 2, when Michael G. Stern took over as story editor. The conflicts had much more depth to them, the continuity helps up build up multiple arcs, enhances the character development, and even the animation feels more cinematic in scope.



* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' was well-revived when it debuted, but Season 2 really started drawing in the fans with the addition of a MythArc concerning [[KnightOfCerebus Lord Dominator]] and more character development. However, the show was cancelled not too long afterwards[[note]]supposedly something to do with Disney disliking the new serial direction and CerebusSyndrome[[/note]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' was always good, but the during the first season, the show's craziness overshadowed the heart more often than necessary and it wasn't as easy to connect with the emotions of the characters. Since season 2 (Around the time Rita and Lynn Sr.'s faces were revealed), the show has found a far better balance between heart and craziness and the characters became more realistic. The siblings also began to show more dimensions to their personalities the second season around than the first season.
** ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' started off strong, but has been steadily growing the beard since season 2, when Michael G. Stern took over as story editor. The conflicts had much more depth to them, the continuity helps up build up multiple arcs, enhances the character development, and even the animation feels more cinematic in scope.
** ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'' started out fine, but things really got interesting in season 2. The characters have better developed personalities, the plot lines are more interesting, and there's a healthy amount of action and fantasy incorporated.
** ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'' has been growing the beard since season 2, where the plots contained more depth and maturity by tackling more complex storylines that are still accessible to everyone.
** ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' started off strong, but also has accusations of being a ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ripoff. The show gradually gets its own identity as it goes on, especially in season 2.
17th Jun '17 2:18:06 PM elenaisabel722
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* Mr. Pickles started off as just a generic cartoon of violence with little personality in season 1, but once Mr. Pickles started choosing his victims more carefully and Tommy and the friends he met helped flesh out more heart in season 2 of the show, it found itself more of a creative and emotional niche.
* The Loud House was always good, but the during the first season, the show's craziness overshadowed the heart more often than necessary and it wasn't as easy to connect with the emotions of the characters. Since season 2 (Around the time Rita and Lynn Sr.'s faces were revealed), the show has found a far better balance between heart and craziness and the characters became more realistic. The siblings also began to show more dimensions to their personalities the second season around than the first season.

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* Mr. Pickles started off as just a generic cartoon of violence with little personality in season 1, but once Mr. Pickles started choosing his victims more carefully and Tommy and the friends he met helped flesh out more heart in season 2 of the show, it found itself more of a creative and emotional niche.
* The Loud House
''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' was always good, but the during the first season, the show's craziness overshadowed the heart more often than necessary and it wasn't as easy to connect with the emotions of the characters. Since season 2 (Around the time Rita and Lynn Sr.'s faces were revealed), the show has found a far better balance between heart and craziness and the characters became more realistic. The siblings also began to show more dimensions to their personalities the second season around than the first season.



** ''WesternAnimation/ShinmerAndShine'' started out fine, but things really got interesting in season 2. The characters have better developed personalities, the plot lines are more interesting, and there's a healthy amount of action and fantasy incorporated.

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** ''WesternAnimation/ShinmerAndShine'' ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'' started out fine, but things really got interesting in season 2. The characters have better developed personalities, the plot lines are more interesting, and there's a healthy amount of action and fantasy incorporated.
17th Jun '17 2:13:51 PM elenaisabel722
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** ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' started off strong, but has been steadily growing the beard since season 2, when Michael G. Stern took over as story editor. The conflicts had much more depth to them, the continuity helps up build up multiple arcs, enhances the character development, and even the animation feels more cinematic in scope.
** ''WesternAnimation/ShinmerAndShine'' started out fine, but things really got interesting in season 2. The characters have better developed personalities, the plot lines are more interesting, and there's a healthy amount of action and fantasy incorporated.
** ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'' has been growing the beard since season 2, where the plots contained more depth and maturity by tackling more complex storylines that are still accessible to everyone.
** ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes'' started off strong, but also has accusations of being a ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' ripoff. The show gradually gets its own identity as it goes on, especially in season 2.
11th Jun '17 4:21:37 PM Isaac_Heller
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* While well received from its inception, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' began with silly, not all too important episodes, but only truly began to take off around the same time in its runnings, when its [[MythArc story arcs]] began to unfold and character development was in almost every episode of its second season. The series also began to undergo much needed CerebusSyndrome, which may have helped grow its beard.

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* While well received from its inception, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' began with silly, not all too important episodes, but only truly began to take off around during the same time in second half of its runnings, first season, when its [[MythArc story arcs]] began to unfold and soon character development was in almost every episode of its second season. The series also began to undergo much needed CerebusSyndrome, which may have helped grow its beard.
11th Jun '17 4:19:22 PM Isaac_Heller
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* '' WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' began to grow its beard in the double-whammy of "The Storm" and "The Blue Spirit", and it was fully grown by the season one finale. The following two seasons were noticeably less childish, putting more focus on the WarIsHell aspect and bringing in [[MagnificentBastard Princess Azula]], a ''[[HeroKiller far]]'' [[HeroKiller more dangerous villain]] than Zhao from the first season. Every major character got a lot of development as the show went on, except maybe [[DishingOutDirt Toph]], although there [[LittleMissBadass wasn't much need of development in her case]].

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* '' WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' began to grow its beard in the double-whammy of "The Storm" and "The Blue Spirit", and it was fully grown by the season one finale. The following two seasons were noticeably less childish, putting more focus on the WarIsHell aspect and bringing in [[MagnificentBastard Princess Azula]], a ''[[HeroKiller far]]'' [[HeroKiller more dangerous villain]] than both her brother Zuko and Admiral Zhao from the first season. Every major character got a lot of development as the show went on, except maybe [[DishingOutDirt Toph]], although there [[LittleMissBadass wasn't much need of development in her case]].
9th Jun '17 2:55:31 PM Glowsquid
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* ''WestermAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' grew its metaphorical beard with the two part season 1 finale "Coup de Klaw"/"Rebellion", which had a dramatic high-stakes storyline that [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore completely upset the status-quo]] by having GI Joe's base destroyed and Iron Klaw's double-identity as Count Von Rani exposed for good. The season that followed had strong serialized writing and jetissoned many of the show's more laughable elements such as the bizarre musical insert sequences, the live-action openings, and the infamous opening sequence.

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* ''WestermAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'' grew its metaphorical beard with the two part season 1 finale "Coup de Klaw"/"Rebellion", which had a dramatic high-stakes storyline that [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore completely upset the status-quo]] by having GI Joe's base destroyed and Iron Klaw's double-identity as Count Von Rani exposed for good. The season that followed had strong serialized writing and jetissoned many of the show's more laughable elements such as the bizarre musical insert sequences, the live-action openings, segments, and the infamous opening sequence.
8th Jun '17 9:29:46 AM patriciovalencia117
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' truly cemented itself as a great series and worth successor to ''Clone Wars'' with the 3rd episode "Rise of the Old Masters", which introduced [[KnightOfCerebus The Inquisitor]] and gave additional depth to Kanan and Ezra. For many fans, "Rise of the Old Masters" showed that the production crew aren't willing to shy away from adding drama and seriousness to ''Rebels'' even with its Y7 rating.
6th Jun '17 7:37:27 PM Dudeco
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* The Loud House was always good, but the during the first season, the show's craziness overshadowed the heart. Since season 2 (Around the time Rita and Lynn Sr.'s faces were revealed), the show has found a far better balance between heart and craziness. The siblings also began to show more dimensions to their personalities the second season around than the first season.

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* The Loud House was always good, but the during the first season, the show's craziness overshadowed the heart.heart more often than necessary and it wasn't as easy to connect with the emotions of the characters. Since season 2 (Around the time Rita and Lynn Sr.'s faces were revealed), the show has found a far better balance between heart and craziness.craziness and the characters became more realistic. The siblings also began to show more dimensions to their personalities the second season around than the first season.
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