History Main / BadassDecay

20th Jun '17 2:41:54 PM Frankencastle
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Sadly, he fell into this again in 2015, which got even worse when he won the Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank briefcase. He was basically losing all his feuds, had no storyline direction, and was jobbing to midcard matches in some vein hope that the fans would forget about him to make his cash-in more shocking (instead, all it did was make them actively dread it). This was one of the main arguments the IWC made against Sheamus being champion in the first place, especially in comparison to Reigns, who's been booked like he's the second coming of Wrestling/JohnCena. Sheamus has lost so much credibility that the fans have a hard time taking him as a serious threat to Reigns, while Reigns' character is bland and stale; there's effectively no reason to care about this feud at all.
15th Jun '17 9:09:50 AM ButterDispenser
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Tailmon/Gatomon. In her first appearance, not only has she managed to convince a bunch of ''Ultimate'' digimon to join Vamdemon's forces, but she also fights Greymon, Garurumon, Kabuterimon, Togemon and Ikkakumon ''at the same time'', toying with them and not even breaking a sweat. However, after Vamdemon figures out that she is the partner digimon of the Eight Chosen Child and kidnaps her, the only major fighting she does in her Champion form is against a few Bakemon; every other time she either gets beaten immediately or has to evolve to defeat her enemies. Zero Two puts this into full effect where they nerf her powers so much she is basically considered a Rookie level digimon, and doesn't regain her strength until the very last episode of the series.
25th May '17 1:56:39 PM Exxolon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Jason Todd aka ''ComicBook/TheRedHood'' character progression goes up and down more times than a roller coaster, he had rough start both in universe ([[StreetUrchin born on the streets]]) and as Robin as well. Since he was the replacement to varsity
more popular ''ComicBook/DickGrayson'' and add being disobeying and antagonizing Batman caused thousands of fans [[ComicBook/TheScrappy to hate Jason's guts]] to the point where that fans eventually voted for him to be killed by the Joker. While an almost equal number of people voted to spare him (it is rumored that at least three hundred of the votes were from the same caller). DC took this to heart, and brought Jason back as the morally unstable [[GunsAkimbo gun toting]] AntiHero Red Hood which is considered a major upgrade from boy wonder. But alas after DC [[ContinuityReboot rebooted]] themsleves again, Todd stop being a violent Punisher-level vigilante and rejoined the [[BadassFamily Bat-family]]. To make matters even worse he changed his stance on not killing criminals which was the one thing that [[PacifistHero dissociated]] him from Batman.

to:

* Jason Todd aka ''ComicBook/TheRedHood'' character progression goes up and down more times than a roller coaster, he had rough start both in universe ([[StreetUrchin born on the streets]]) and as Robin as well. Since he was the replacement to varsity
vastly more popular ''ComicBook/DickGrayson'' and add being disobeying and antagonizing Batman caused thousands of fans [[ComicBook/TheScrappy to hate Jason's guts]] to the point where that fans eventually voted for him to be killed by the Joker. While an almost equal number of people voted to spare him (it is rumored that at least three hundred of the votes were from the same caller). DC took this to heart, and brought Jason back as the morally unstable [[GunsAkimbo gun toting]] AntiHero Red Hood which is considered a major upgrade from boy wonder. But alas after DC [[ContinuityReboot rebooted]] themsleves again, Todd stop being a violent Punisher-level vigilante and rejoined the [[BadassFamily Bat-family]]. To make matters even worse he changed his stance on not killing criminals which was the one thing that [[PacifistHero dissociated]] him from Batman.
19th May '17 10:00:06 AM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Sakura Haruno starts off the TimeSkip as the first member of Team Seven to go up against a Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc... she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc... she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]]... she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she delivers a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail, and [[WhatTheHellHero it doesn't]] [[ShipSinking work at all]]. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own... and can't bring herself to do it because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]]. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai...and because of that, he ends up getting cut by ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero that very same kunai]]''.

to:

** Sakura Haruno starts off the TimeSkip as the first member of Team Seven 7 to go up against a Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc... she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc... she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]]... she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she delivers a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail, and [[WhatTheHellHero it doesn't]] [[ShipSinking work at all]]. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own... and can't bring herself to do it because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]]. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai...and because of that, he ends up getting cut by ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero that very same kunai]]''.
19th May '17 9:16:30 AM mouschilight
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Sakura Haruno starts off the TimeSkip as the first member of Team Seven to go up against a Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc... she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc... she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]]... she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she delivers a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail, and [[WhatTheHellHero it doesn't]] [[ShipSinking work at all]]. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own... and can't bring herself to do it because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]]. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai.

to:

** Sakura Haruno starts off the TimeSkip as the first member of Team Seven to go up against a Akatsuki, Sasori. She was hailed as the second coming of Tsunade, who'd she'd eventually surpass with her talent. Come next arc... she's knocked out at the starting bell after Naruto roars Kabuto into her. Come next arc... she does nothing, she doesn't even get to fight. [[RuleOfThree Come next arc]]... she still isn't able to land a blow on Tobi. {{Subverted|Trope}} in the Invasion of Pain where she knocks out one of Pain's summons with [[OneHitKill one blow]] and organizes the survivors while Naruto fights Pain one on one. THEN in the next arc she hits her lowest low: First she's treated as a ragdoll by Karui and Omoi, getting knocked out. Then she delivers a [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim painfully fake]] [[FalseConfession love confession]] to Naruto to get him off Sasuke's trail, and [[WhatTheHellHero it doesn't]] [[ShipSinking work at all]]. Then she decides to kill Sasuke on her own... and can't bring herself to do it because [[SingleTargetSexuality she still loves him]]. Then she gets strangled by a weakened Sasuke ''despite having SuperStrength'' and needs Naruto to save her from the stab of her own kunai.kunai...and because of that, he ends up getting cut by ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero that very same kunai]]''.
11th May '17 8:27:14 AM Zaptech
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Mannimarco from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' is a particularly tragic example. When you first meet him in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'', he's a fierce and powerful lich lord of no small ability who commands armies of necromancers and is a strong political power, and [[spoiler:becomes [[AGodAmI godlike in the end]]]] and is still badass despite being an {{Expy}} of Kyuss from ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons World of Greyhawk]]''. Fast forward two games, and we arrive at ''Oblivion'', where Mannimarco returns as...a skinny, wrinkly old man who sits around in a cave in the middle of nowhere and doesn't look menacing at all. He may still be a worthy opponent, but anyone who goes from [[http://images.uesp.net/5/59/DF-King_of_Worms.png this]] to [[http://images.uesp.net/6/6e/OB-npc-Mannimarco.jpg this]] isn't going to be taken seriously any more. ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' wiki attempts to justify this by making mention of a TimeyWimeyBall that happened in ''Daggerfall''... apparently it split Mannimarco into two beings: the King of Worms from ''Oblivion'' and the [[spoiler: God of Worms, given representation in form of the Necromancer Moon]] from one of the endings of the previous game. The King of Worms leads the necromancer cult, worshipping the Necromancer Moon.
10th May '17 5:07:23 AM Chengar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ComicBook/{{Bane}} went through a lot of this. After ''Comicbook/{{Knightfall}}'', he went from defeating Franchise/{{Batman}} to losing to everyone from Azrael to Judomaster's SON. Creator/GailSimone has been reversing most of this in ''ComicBook/SecretSix''.

to:

* ComicBook/{{Bane}} went through a lot of this. After ''Comicbook/{{Knightfall}}'', he went from defeating Franchise/{{Batman}} to losing to everyone from Azrael to Judomaster's SON. Most significantly, his SuperSerum venom quickly shifted to a WeaksauceWeakness where he was almost instantly disabled without a constant supply. Creator/GailSimone has been reversing most of this in ''ComicBook/SecretSix''.
6th May '17 6:40:11 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'': Megatron started to suffer from this in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', where he became less of a threat than in [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first movie]] and was shown to be slavishly following orders from [[TheManBehindTheMan The Fallen]]. [[note]]the comics and video game explain this quite well, and have Megatron turn against his master at the end.[[/note]] Also {{invoked|Trope}} in the sequel, ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]''. Megatron sustains his brutal injuries from the previous film's final battle, resulting in him being in a weakened state (both physically and psychologically). He hardly fights at all (instead commanding his {{Mooks}} and trying to find peace), and when he ''does'' fight, [[spoiler:it's because ''a human girl'' manages to [[BreakThemByTalking strike a blow to his ego]], and while he ''does'' play a part in defeating [[GreaterScopeVillain Sentinel]], [[CurbStompBattle Optimus rips Megs' head out in a matter of seconds]]]]. This is averted in the [[AdaptationDistillation novelizations for both sequels]], where he remains a legitimate threat with his own motives and (in ''DOTM'') [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn a worthwhile ally for Optimus in the final battle]]]].

to:

* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'': ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'': Megatron started to suffer from this in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', where he became less of a threat than in [[Film/{{Transformers}} the first movie]] and was shown to be slavishly following orders from [[TheManBehindTheMan The Fallen]]. [[note]]the comics and video game explain this quite well, and have Megatron turn against his master at the end.[[/note]] Also {{invoked|Trope}} in the sequel, ''[[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Dark of the Moon]]''. Megatron sustains his brutal injuries from the previous film's final battle, resulting in him being in a weakened state (both physically and psychologically). He hardly fights at all (instead commanding his {{Mooks}} and trying to find peace), and when he ''does'' fight, [[spoiler:it's because ''a human girl'' manages to [[BreakThemByTalking strike a blow to his ego]], and while he ''does'' play a part in defeating [[GreaterScopeVillain Sentinel]], [[CurbStompBattle Optimus rips Megs' head out in a matter of seconds]]]]. This is averted in the [[AdaptationDistillation novelizations for both sequels]], where he remains a legitimate threat with his own motives and (in ''DOTM'') [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn a worthwhile ally for Optimus in the final battle]]]].
6th May '17 2:52:57 PM maxwellsilver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' film trilogy, Marty [=McFly=] was breaking the time barrier and facing off against terrorists and western gunmen. In the [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture animated series]], [[TheLoad he]] needs constant supervision from at least one of the Browns.

to:

* In the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' film trilogy, Marty [=McFly=] was breaking the time barrier and facing off against terrorists and western gunmen. In the [[WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture animated series]], [[TheLoad he]] he needs constant supervision from at least one of the Browns.



* Skulker in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' (Ghost Zone's Greatest Hunter) is able to take down nearly any ghostly beast--big or small--without any fear. [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame He hunts for sports]] and Danny Phantom is his only real challenge; otherwise, he's competent. Then by the last season, in one episode, it's spurred away: his motivation to hunt Danny is just to impress his one-time girlfriend (who points out how horrible he does said job despite no evidence of such), and despite handling a giant ghost monster in the same episode, is unable to fight back against a ''regular teeny bird!'' A later episode had him running away from mutant unicorns instead of combating. Other episodes seem to depict him back to his badass self, but they're often minor.

to:

* Skulker in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' (Ghost Zone's Greatest Hunter) is able to take down nearly any ghostly beast--big or small--without any fear. [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame He hunts for sports]] sports and Danny Phantom is his only real challenge; otherwise, he's competent. Then by the last season, in one episode, it's spurred away: his motivation to hunt Danny is just to impress his one-time girlfriend (who points out how horrible he does said job despite no evidence of such), and despite handling a giant ghost monster in the same episode, is unable to fight back against a ''regular teeny bird!'' A later episode had him running away from mutant unicorns instead of combating. Other episodes seem to depict him back to his badass self, but they're often minor.



* Inverted with Lilah Morgan on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. She started off as a fairly spineless villain, constantly showing fear regarding her superiors as opposed to her counterpart Lindsey [=McDonald=] who was calm and casual even when there was a good chance his bosses were going to kill him. When he was put on a bus, Lilah stepped up and became a scheming and manipulative bitch who rarely took insults lying down. At the end of her run on the series she was ''still'' scheming and manipulating, despite being dead. The audience sees her more human side through her growing relationship with Wesley and earns some sympathy when she is brutally and shockingly murdered, while remaining whole-heartedly evil.
6th May '17 2:51:03 PM maxwellsilver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[TheStarscream Starscream]] of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', so very, very much. In the pilot, he was a [[AdaptationalBadass genuinely frightening, comparatively cool-headed]] {{Magnificent Bast|ard}}[[BastardUnderstudy ardly]] [[TheDragon second in command]] [[AdaptationalBadass unrivaled by any other Starscream to date]] [[spoiler: as Cliffjumper found out]]. Later episodes have seen him as a [[DirtyCoward sniveling coward]] whose fighting style is roughly 90% [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty cheap shots]] and [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown beating up badly weakened opponents]], when he's not getting his ass kicked. Also, he's consistently upstaged and humiliated by [[TheStarscream Airachnid]], and [[HumiliationConga ruined]] in [[MeaningfulName "Rock Bottom"]]. Though to be fair [[spoiler: he does pretty well in the second half of "Partners," the episode detailing his desertion. He plays Arcee so she doesn't consider him a threat before beating the scrap out of her. [[CurbStompBattle Too bad]] for him she got a HeroicSecondWind..]].

to:

* [[TheStarscream Starscream]] Starscream of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', so very, very much. In the pilot, he was a [[AdaptationalBadass genuinely frightening, comparatively cool-headed]] {{Magnificent Bast|ard}}[[BastardUnderstudy ardly]] [[TheDragon cool-headed bastardly second in command]] [[AdaptationalBadass command unrivaled by any other Starscream to date]] date [[spoiler: as Cliffjumper found out]]. Later episodes have seen him as a [[DirtyCoward sniveling coward]] coward whose fighting style is roughly 90% [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty cheap shots]] shots and [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown beating up badly weakened opponents]], opponents, when he's not getting his ass kicked. Also, he's consistently upstaged and humiliated by [[TheStarscream Airachnid]], Airachnid, and [[HumiliationConga ruined]] ruined in [[MeaningfulName "Rock Bottom"]].Bottom". Though to be fair [[spoiler: he does pretty well in the second half of "Partners," the episode detailing his desertion. He plays Arcee so she doesn't consider him a threat before beating the scrap out of her. [[CurbStompBattle Too bad]] bad for him she got a HeroicSecondWind..]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 895. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.BadassDecay