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10th Jul '16 3:26:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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When an established character becomes largely different, exhibiting behavior contrary to what has been previously shown. This is not a matter of [[CharacterDevelopment organic growth]]. Rather than gradually changing in response to events and experiences, a derailed character will exhibit shockingly unusual behavior that implies [[StealthParody malfeasance]] or [[TheyJustDidntCare incompetence]] on the part of the writers.

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When an established character becomes largely different, exhibiting behavior contrary to what has been previously shown. This is not a matter of [[CharacterDevelopment organic growth]]. Rather than gradually changing in response to events and experiences, a derailed character will exhibit shockingly unusual behavior that implies [[StealthParody malfeasance]] or [[TheyJustDidntCare incompetence]] incompetence on the part of the writers.
16th Mar '16 12:22:57 PM Morgenthaler
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In the rarest of cases, this can be an example of how TropesAreNotBad. Previously boring or irritating characters may actually be ''improved'' if they're drastically changed. A classic example is Kelly Bundy from ''MarriedWithChildren'', whose transformation into TheBrainlessBeauty also coincided with the show's GrowingTheBeard.

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In the rarest of cases, this can be an example of how TropesAreNotBad. Previously boring or irritating characters may actually be ''improved'' if they're drastically changed. A classic example is Kelly Bundy from ''MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', whose transformation into TheBrainlessBeauty also coincided with the show's GrowingTheBeard.
27th Dec '15 8:19:19 AM SomeoneElse17
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* MessiahCreep

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* MessiahCreepMessiahCreep (when unintentional or overdone)
3rd Dec '15 11:49:22 AM Willbyr
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7th Oct '15 2:30:47 PM Berrenta
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Fans motivated by DieForOurShip will use CharacterDerailment in their {{fanfic}}s to remove the character from the OfficialCouple which is in the way of their {{OTP}} (or just because they dislike them).

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Fans motivated by DieForOurShip will use CharacterDerailment Character Derailment in their {{fanfic}}s to remove the character from the OfficialCouple which is in the way of their {{OTP}} (or just because they dislike them).
14th Aug '15 8:39:48 PM deltanine
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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlopeJumpingOffTheSlipperySlope (if not conveyed properly)
31st Jul '15 4:15:15 AM Silverblade2
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* AdaptationalWimp
8th Mar '15 6:54:59 PM Phoenixion
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** CharacterDerailment/XMen
5th Mar '15 12:16:31 PM poi99
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* MessiahCreep
20th Jun '14 5:15:42 PM system
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