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17th Jun '16 8:04:20 AM Mavado
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** There's also Rose, who was little more than an extra in the manga. Who wound up [[spoiler:raped, kidnapped and traumatized to the point of becoming mute.]]
6th Jun '16 11:34:09 AM Doug86
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* Peter in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' films, especially ''Prince Caspian'', is far less confident and kingly than his book counterpart. ''The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'' also adds sub-plots where Lucy worries a lot about her looks and the consequences of worrying about it, Edmund angsts about his time as a traitor to the White Witch, and Caspian has daddy issues. The first movie also gives Edmund the psychological excuse of being the sibling most affected by their father being off fighting in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo; in the books, the war is pretty much [[BlitzEvacuees just a device to get them all to a big strange house in the countryside]] and is barely if at all mentioned after the first page.

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* Peter in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' films, especially ''Prince Caspian'', is far less confident and kingly than his book counterpart. ''The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'' also adds sub-plots where Lucy worries a lot about her looks and the consequences of worrying about it, Edmund angsts about his time as a traitor to the White Witch, and Caspian has daddy issues. The first movie also gives Edmund the psychological excuse of being the sibling most affected by their father being off fighting in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo; UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; in the books, the war is pretty much [[BlitzEvacuees just a device to get them all to a big strange house in the countryside]] and is barely if at all mentioned after the first page.
16th May '16 5:47:53 PM MJC
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014 has the Reverse Flash. In the show, he's been TrappedInThePast for 15 years (originally being from a over a century in the future) and is ''desperate'' to get home, and his scheme to do so is the driving force behind Season 1. In the comics he doesn't care about getting back to his time at all and is mostly just focused on screwing over TheFlash in any way possible.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014 ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has the Reverse Flash. In the show, he's been TrappedInThePast for 15 years (originally being from a over a century in the future) and is ''desperate'' to get home, and his scheme to do so is the driving force behind Season 1. In the comics he doesn't care about getting back to his time at all and is mostly just focused on screwing over TheFlash in any way possible.
16th May '16 5:47:13 PM MJC
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* ''Series/{{TheFlash2014}} has the Reverse Flash. In the show, he's been TrappedInThePast for 15 years (originally being from a over a century in the future) and is ''desperate'' to get home, and his scheme to do so is the driving force behind Season 1. In the comics he doesn't care about getting back to his time at all and is mostly just focused on screwing over TheFlash in any way possible.

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* ''Series/{{TheFlash2014}} ''Series/TheFlash2014 has the Reverse Flash. In the show, he's been TrappedInThePast for 15 years (originally being from a over a century in the future) and is ''desperate'' to get home, and his scheme to do so is the driving force behind Season 1. In the comics he doesn't care about getting back to his time at all and is mostly just focused on screwing over TheFlash in any way possible.
16th May '16 5:46:20 PM MJC
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* ''Series/{{TheFlash2014}} has the Reverse Flash. In the show, he's been TrappedInThePast for 15 years (originally being from a over a century in the future) and is ''desperate'' to get home, and his scheme to do so is the driving force behind Season 1. In the comics he doesn't care about getting back to his time at all and is mostly just focused on screwing over TheFlash in any way possible.
30th Apr '16 8:05:22 PM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' is quite similar to the original stories. In the original comics Peter spent at least half the time moping about how he was essentially life's punching bag, especially in Stan Lee's original run which the show was in part directly based on. In the cartoon itself Peter still spend at least half the time moping about how he was essentially life's punching bag, but overall has much more of a positive outlook. Even as the comics and movies increasingly follow a rule that says "there's no such thing as enough {{Wangst}}," what is Peter's first scene? As he webslings his way through the city, he says "Tell me there's something better. Go ahead, try."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' is quite similar to the original stories. In the original comics Peter spent at least half the time moping about how he was essentially life's punching bag, especially in Stan Lee's original run which the show was in part directly based on. In the cartoon itself Peter still spend at least half the time moping about how he was essentially life's punching bag, but overall kind of has much a more of a positive outlook. Even as the comics and movies increasingly follow a rule that says "there's no such thing as enough {{Wangst}}," what is Peter's first scene? As he webslings his way through the city, he says "Tell me there's something better. Go ahead, try."
23rd Mar '16 6:19:54 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Theatre/TheWiz'' 1978 movie adaptation depicts Dorothy as having a stronger fear of leaving the safety of her Aunt Em's house to venture into the outside world.

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* ''Theatre/TheWiz'' 1978 movie adaptation ''Film/TheWiz'', in comparison to [[Theatre/TheWiz the play]] and ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', depicts Dorothy as having a stronger fear of leaving the safety of her Aunt Em's house to venture into the outside world.
22nd Mar '16 3:33:31 PM Pichu-kun
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** Roy has significant more guilt and trauma in the first anime, and it's portrayed much more explicitly. This could be partly due to him being the one who [[spoiler: killed the Rockbells]] in this version, but he has PTSD flashbacks to other parts of his actions in Ishval throughout the series (see: "Fullmetal vs. Flame").

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** Roy has significant more guilt and trauma in the first anime, and it's portrayed much more explicitly. This could be partly due to him being the one who [[spoiler: killed the Rockbells]] Rockbell's]] in this version, but he has PTSD flashbacks to other parts of his actions in Ishval throughout the series (see: "Fullmetal vs. Flame").



* Inverted in the first adaptation of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'', ''These Three''. While still a somber tale about infidelity and power-dynamics, the climax is considerably less depressing. [[spoiler:Martha's]] love confession is quiet and calm instead of the AnguishedDeclarationOfLove from the play and [[spoiler:she wasn't DrivenToSuicide]]. The inversion is in large part due to UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode forcing the film-makers to make the film about a straight love triangle instead of a gay one, and censorship over [[spoiler:suicidal themes.]]

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* Inverted in the first adaptation of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'', ''These Three''. While still a somber tale about infidelity and power-dynamics, the climax is considerably less depressing. [[spoiler:Martha's]] love confession is quiet and calm instead of the AnguishedDeclarationOfLove from the play and [[spoiler:she wasn't DrivenToSuicide]]. The inversion is in large part due to UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode forcing the film-makers to make the film about a straight love triangle instead of a gay one, and censorship over [[spoiler:suicidal [[spoiler:the suicidal themes.]]


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* Inverted in the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' book ''A Sister More Like Me''. Elsa seems pretty chipper about her inflicted solitude and seems to enjoy the peace and quiet. In the movie herself she's shown to be more [[EmotionlessGirl stoic]] and [[BrokenBird depressed]].
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9th Mar '16 2:20:49 PM Pichu-kun
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** In the first anime, Ed and Al both tend to angst about their struggles a lot more overall.

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** In the first anime, Ed and Al both tend to angst about their struggles a lot more overall. Edward has [=PTSD=] symptoms he mostly lacks in the manga.


















* In ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', while Rapunzel being kicked out of the tower isn't very pleasant, it still isn't emphasized as being the worst thing ever. In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Rapunzel has to deal with [[spoiler:discovering that her "mother" actually kidnapped her in infancy and intends to imprison her for as long as she lives. And when Rapunzel fights back, it ends with watching Mother Gothel die in front of her and Flynn nearly dying.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}'', while Rapunzel being kicked out of the tower isn't very pleasant, it still isn't emphasized as being the worst thing ever. In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Rapunzel has to deal with [[spoiler:discovering that her "mother" actually kidnapped her in infancy and intends to imprison her for as long as she lives. And when Rapunzel fights back, it ends with watching Mother Gothel die in front of her and Flynn nearly dying.]]]] She [[AngstWhatAngst doesn't react nearly as much as expected]] but still has more trauma than in the fairy tale.








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* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' seems made with the intention of deconstructing and darkening ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' as much as possible. There is traditionally ''no'' angst in ''Archie's'' whatsoever, and even the more contemporary ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015'' isn't nearly as dramatic:
** Archie is described as dealing with multiple issues and harboring a dark secret. He's also been MistakenForMurderer.
** Betty is a StepfordSmiler with self-esteem issues who is tired of seeming "perfect".
** Summaries outright call ''Jughead'' {{emo}}. He is no longer friends with Archie due to an argument.
** Archie's father Fred is described as having skeletons in his closet.
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