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20th Jul '16 6:14:02 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* When ComicBook/CaptainAtom was retconned after ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'', his Silver Age adventures were turned into a cover story by the government to establish his superhero identity.
16th Jul '16 10:35:50 AM DaibhidC
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* An early ''WebComic/GeneralProtectionFault'' arc titled "Secret Agent Geek" set the lovable slob Fooker as a Film/JamesBond knockoff secret agent, playing off as many spy-movie tropes as it could get its hands on, and finishing with a classic "It was all a dream -- OrWasItADream" closing. Then, years later, as the story takes a turn for the dramatic, it turns out that Fooker IS, indeed, a secret agent, possessing advanced combat skills, and access to high-tech gadgets and paramilitary troops. Nick's [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Inventors Gene]] also starts out being played for laughs, and then later turns into the catalyst for a grand {{plan}} involving seduction, time-traveling, world conquest, and The Franchise/{{Terminator}}. Lampshaded in the above quote when Trent, whose apartment Nick and Fooker had broken into to clear Trudy's name, sues Fred for libel.

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* ''WebComic/GeneralProtectionFault''
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An early ''WebComic/GeneralProtectionFault'' arc titled "Secret Agent Geek" set the lovable slob Fooker as a Film/JamesBond knockoff secret agent, playing off as many spy-movie tropes as it could get its hands on, and finishing with a classic "It was all a dream -- OrWasItADream" closing. Then, years later, as the story takes a turn for the dramatic, it turns out that Fooker IS, indeed, a secret agent, possessing advanced combat skills, and access to high-tech gadgets and paramilitary troops. troops.
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Nick's [[ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder Inventors Gene]] also starts out being played for laughs, and then later turns into the catalyst for a grand {{plan}} involving seduction, time-traveling, world conquest, and The Franchise/{{Terminator}}. Franchise/{{Terminator}}.
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Lampshaded in on the above quote page when Trent, whose apartment Nick and Fooker had broken into to clear Trudy's name, sues Fred for libel.libel.
** Fred himself started out as a gag (Fooker's apartment is so filthy, the mold has achieved sentience), before becoming a major character and eventually revealed as not a slime mold at all.
15th Jul '16 4:41:11 PM odafangirl
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15th Jul '16 3:01:50 AM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** There's also the RunningGag of St. Olga's School for Reformed Princesses, with Star constantly being threatened to be sent their because of her hyperactive nature. When the school is actually revealed to be an AssimilationAcademy, the jokes come off as less funny and more genuinely frightening.

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** There's also the RunningGag of St. Olga's School for Reformed Princesses, with Star constantly being threatened to be sent their there because of her hyperactive nature. When the school is actually revealed to be an AssimilationAcademy, the jokes come off as less funny and more genuinely frightening.
12th Jul '16 6:02:12 AM LondonKdS
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** One of the most controversial revelations was that Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'s turn towards [[AntiVillain Anti-Villainy]] (and sometimes outright heroism) during the 90's was not the result of CharacterDevelopment, but rather a mindwipe and personality alteration dealt by ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}.

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** One of the most controversial revelations was that Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}'s turn towards [[AntiVillain Anti-Villainy]] (and sometimes outright heroism) during the 90's her 2000s series was not the result of CharacterDevelopment, but rather a mindwipe and personality alteration dealt by ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}.
10th Jul '16 5:49:56 PM dasuberkaiser
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* [[CombatMedic "Tray King" Yuda]] from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' , while not intentionally comedic, his full of Narm catchprase that he "would not miss even a single millimeter" or any variation thereof. His Full Course are also revealed to be much weaker (capture level 0-20) compared to less experienced chef, [[DefiedTrope defying]] the PowerLevel [[RankInflation inflation]] that has been going UpToEleven until now. Oh, and he's more than 100 years old and '''No.4 Chef''' in the human world. But why it's very important to him? In a Flashback, His master set him out on a journey, especially to learn the taste of failure. [[spoiler: He arrived on a village that plagued by a disease, where he used his medicinal cooking to heal the whole village. He had a talk with a boy he met earlier... and then [[BloodfromtheMouth the kid died]]. Turn out there should be a slight difference when cooking the antidotal food when given to children. The difference? You guess it, 1 millimeter. And the weak full course? It's that child's full course and dream]]. Turn into CrowningMomentofAwesome when back to the present time, [[spoiler: he [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chastises Condor]] [[BreakTheHaughty Window of doing]] [[IronicEcho a 'megaton-class' mistake]] of overlooking the property of his environment]]. Yuda use a narrow world lines within the Multi-gravity space. Their width? [[CrowningMomentofAwesome 1 millimeter]].

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* [[CombatMedic "Tray King" Yuda]] from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' , while not intentionally comedic, his full of Narm catchprase that he "would not miss even a single millimeter" or any variation thereof. His Full Course are also revealed to be much weaker (capture level 0-20) compared to less experienced chef, [[DefiedTrope defying]] the PowerLevel [[RankInflation inflation]] that has been going UpToEleven until now. Oh, and he's more than 100 years old and '''No.4 Chef''' in the human world. But why it's very important to him? In a Flashback, His master set him out on a journey, especially to learn the taste of failure. [[spoiler: He arrived on a village that plagued by a disease, where he used his medicinal cooking to heal the whole village. He had a talk with a boy he met earlier... and then [[BloodfromtheMouth [[BloodFromTheMouth the kid died]]. Turn out there should be a slight difference when cooking the antidotal food when given to children. The difference? You guess it, 1 millimeter. And the weak full course? It's that child's full course and dream]]. Turn into CrowningMomentofAwesome CrowningMomentOfAwesome when back to the present time, [[spoiler: he [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chastises Condor]] [[BreakTheHaughty Window of doing]] [[IronicEcho a 'megaton-class' mistake]] of overlooking the property of his environment]]. Yuda use a narrow world lines within the Multi-gravity space. Their width? [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome 1 millimeter]].
8th Jul '16 8:20:53 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** There's also the RunningGag of St. Olga's School for Reformed Princesses, with Star constantly being threatened to be sent their because of her hyperactive nature. When the school is actually revealed to be an AssimilationAcademy, the jokes come off as less funny and more genuinely frightening.
3rd Jul '16 4:52:31 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', the traitor Metus got [[KarmicTransformation turned into a snake]] and banished to the wastelands. The DVD for the movie ''The Legend Reborn'' included a short, [[{{Slapstick}} comedic]] [[BonusMaterial bonus cartoon]] that {{Homage}}d the classic ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons, in which he attempts to drop a boulder on the heroes, but TeamPet Click foils his plans and his [[ZergRush army of Scarabax beetles make short work]] of the snake. Metus's desperation is played entirely for laughs. Later, when other characters came across the snake Metus out in the desert, we found out he had survived all this time by eating rats, and was also suffering from a fatal mental disease that made him unable to dream (and thus, according to the story, release his stress), so he outright ''begs'' them to kill him, because he just couldn't take it anymore. Lucky for him, he later regained his ability to dream and his transformation has also become undone.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', the traitor Metus got [[KarmicTransformation turned into a snake]] and banished to the wastelands. The DVD for the movie ''The Legend Reborn'' included a short, [[{{Slapstick}} comedic]] [[BonusMaterial bonus cartoon]] that {{Homage}}d the classic ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons, in which he attempts to drop a boulder on the heroes, but TeamPet Click foils his plans and his [[ZergRush army of Scarabax beetles make short work]] of the snake. Metus's desperation is played entirely for laughs. Later, when other characters came across the snake Metus out in the desert, we found out he had survived all this time by eating rats, and was also suffering from a fatal mental disease that made him unable to dream (and thus, according to the story, release his stress), so he outright ''begs'' them to kill him, because he just couldn't take it anymore. Lucky for him, he later regained his ability to dream and his transformation has also become undone.
3rd Jul '16 8:47:24 AM Tuvok
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** In addition, several changes in certain supervillains' behavior were attributed to the effects of mindwiping. Most notably, this was used to explain how Dr. Light went from being a serious threat to the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Justice League to a [[HarmlessVillain joke villain constantly bested by the]] Comicbook/TeenTitans by revealing that he was given, not just a mindwipe, but a personality alteration after an attempted rape in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''.

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** In addition, several changes in certain supervillains' behavior were attributed to the effects of mindwiping. Most notably, this was used to explain how Dr. Light went from being a serious threat to the [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Justice League to a [[HarmlessVillain joke villain constantly bested by the]] Comicbook/TeenTitans by revealing that he was given, not just a mindwipe, but a personality alteration after an attempted rape he brutally raped Sue Dibney in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''.
26th Jun '16 12:47:39 AM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** Team Rocket is also subject to several of their humorous quirks stemming from tragic backstories. Jessie's vanity and desire to lead the group is due to the fact that her mother was an operative that went missing, presumed dead on a mission and was subsequently shuttled around in foster care before enlisting herself. James' goofy persona and cowardice were the result of him running away from home to avoid the pressures of his aristocratic upbringing and a controlling fiancé. Meowth's desire to be "top cat" instead of Giovanni's Persian came from the fact that he scrounged for food under the tutelage of a Persian in Hollywood. Furthermore, his walking upright and human speech were to impress a rich Meowth that didn't appreciate what he did.


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** The film also reveals that Randal Boggs' competitive nature and antagonism stemmed from fraternity hazing and bullying; leading to his StartOfDarkness.


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** The sequel also turns several of her personality quirks from the original film (such as the "just keep swimming" RunningGag) and has them PlayedForDrama as a result of ParentalAbandonment.


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** Han Solo's ArbitrarySkepticism towards the Force and Obi-Wan in ''A New Hope'' take on new meaning after ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', where he goes through a similar pattern of a mentor that lost someone he cared for to the Dark Side [[spoiler: to the point of dying at the hands of Kylo Ren; who was once Ben Solo before he was corrupted by Supreme Leader Snoke]].
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