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20th Sep '17 10:11:17 AM Pichu-kun
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* Starfire in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' was modeled after ForeignExchangeStudent stereotypes. Unlike in the comics, she speaks in [[SpockSpeak broken English]] due to not fully grasping the language or [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma slang]]. Alas, some writers (including fans) don't seem to understand how to write her way of speaking like the original cartoon did. For example, in both ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' and ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'' she inappropriately overuses "the" a lot more than she did in the 2003 cartoon to the point where it's a VerbalTic.

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* Starfire in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' was modeled after ForeignExchangeStudent stereotypes. Unlike in the comics, she speaks in [[SpockSpeak broken English]] due to not fully grasping the language or [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma slang]]. Alas, some writers (including fans) don't seem to understand how to write her way of speaking like the original cartoon did. For example, in both ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' and ''WebAnimation/DCSuperheroGirls'' she inappropriately overuses "the" a lot more than she did in the 2003 cartoon cartoon, to the point where it's a VerbalTic.



* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' lead character initially was described as simply ''acting'' like a boy. Later she would [[PronounTrouble speak like one]], and by the time TheMovie rolls around, she actually ''looks'' like one.

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* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' lead character initially was described as simply ''acting'' like a boy. Later she would [[PronounTrouble speak like one]], and by the time TheMovie rolls around, she actually ''looks'' ''[[{{bifauxnen}} looks]]'' like one.



* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s Maria may be strange, but the anime shot her straight into CreepyChild territory in the first episode... and has just kept dialing it up from there to the point of {{Narm}}. Battler, meanwhile, had his ChivalrousPervert tendencies and desire to solve the mystery cranked up, at the cost of toning down his reactions to the murders.

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
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Maria may be strange, but the anime shot her straight into CreepyChild territory in the first episode... and has just kept dialing it up from there to the point of {{Narm}}.
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Battler, meanwhile, had his ChivalrousPervert tendencies and desire to solve the mystery cranked up, at the cost of toning down his reactions to the murders.



* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' has an example with Frieza's BadBoss tendencies. He was a BadBoss in the manga to be sure, but he wasn't prone to killing subordinates. In the anime, he kills his minions at the drop of a hat, reasons varying from "[[YouHaveFailedMe failing him]]", to "[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being no longer useful]]", to "[[DisproportionateRetribution speaking out of turn]]", to "[[ForTheEvulz just needing a target]]".

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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' ''Manga/DragonBallZ'':
** ''Dragon Ball Z''
has an example with Frieza's BadBoss tendencies. He was a BadBoss in the manga to be sure, but he wasn't prone to killing subordinates. In the anime, he kills his minions at the drop of a hat, reasons varying from "[[YouHaveFailedMe failing him]]", to "[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness being no longer useful]]", to "[[DisproportionateRetribution speaking out of turn]]", to "[[ForTheEvulz just needing a target]]".






* While Blossom was WiseBeyondTheirYears and was an A+ student in the [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls the original]], the ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' reboot puts more emphasis on it, to the point where her self-worth seems to revolve around her grades and on of her superpowers involves her creating a stapler-looking projection. Blossom also has more [[TerrifiedOfGerms mysophobic]] tendencies than she originally did.

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* While Blossom was WiseBeyondTheirYears and was an A+ student in the [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls the original]], the ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' reboot puts more emphasis on it, to the point where her self-worth seems to revolve around her grades and on one of her superpowers involves her creating a stapler-looking projection. Blossom also has more [[TerrifiedOfGerms mysophobic]] tendencies than she originally did.



** When Sonic 1 was localized, Eggman/Robotnik got turned into a more serious and threatening villain in an example of AmericanKirbyIsHardcore. Then this show took it UpToEleven.
*** On the other end of the spectrum, the second season reimagined him as such a comical villain that he would be scoffed at and called a buffoon by game!Eggman if the two were to meet. It seems that the writers were unable to grasp the concept of striking a middle point.

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** When Sonic 1 ''Sonic 1'' was localized, Eggman/Robotnik got turned into a more serious and threatening villain in an example of AmericanKirbyIsHardcore. Then this show took it UpToEleven.
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UpToEleven. On the other end of the spectrum, the second season reimagined him as such a comical villain that he would be scoffed at and called a buffoon by game!Eggman if the two were to meet. It seems that the writers were unable to grasp the concept of striking a middle point.
13th Sep '17 8:20:37 PM LegitimateIdiot
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie does this to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' characters by updating them into a [[HighSchoolAU high-school setting]]. For example, Jay's underlying insecurity from the television show is played up to make him an {{Adorkable}} hipster, while Zane's inability to behave naturally is exaggerated to become a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} ExtrovertedNerd.

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie does this to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' characters by updating them into a [[HighSchoolAU high-school setting]]. For example, Jay's underlying insecurity from the television show is played up to make him an {{Adorkable}} hipster, while Zane's inability to behave naturally is exaggerated to become a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} ExtrovertedNerd.ExtravertedNerd.
13th Sep '17 8:19:52 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* A staple of the DenserAndWackier LEGO Cinematic Universe, which serves as an AffectionateParody of the source material:
** ComicBook/{{Batman}} as portrayed in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' and its sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' is more egotistical and brooding than his comic book self.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGONinjagoMovie does this to the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' characters by updating them into a [[HighSchoolAU high-school setting]]. For example, Jay's underlying insecurity from the television show is played up to make him an {{Adorkable}} hipster, while Zane's inability to behave naturally is exaggerated to become a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} ExtrovertedNerd.
14th Aug '17 2:29:20 AM Mareon
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* ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017'': Everyone knows that Poirot is described as having a big mustache, but Creator/KennethBranagh [[https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2017/06/01/15/murderontheorientexpress.jpg that a bit to literally]]

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* ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017'': Everyone knows that Poirot is described as having a big mustache, but Creator/KennethBranagh [[https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2017/06/01/15/murderontheorientexpress.jpg took that a bit to literally]]
14th Aug '17 2:28:40 AM Mareon
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* ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017'': Everyone knows that Poirot is described as having a big mustache, but Creator/KennethBranagh [[https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2017/06/01/15/murderontheorientexpress.jpg that a bit to literally]]
12th Aug '17 12:36:01 PM NNinja
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' features a debatably good example of this with regards to ComicBook/TheJoker. His more comic aspects are largely dropped in favor of playing up his psychotic and anarchistic tendencies. The end result is hardly the comic book Joker, but it clearly conveys the deep-rooted insanity and desire to lock wits with Batman that so heavily defines the character. Some versions of the Joker are played more seriously than others, however - when Creator/FrankMiller writes him, for example, he is ''never'' funny or likeable in any way. The Joker has gone through so many different versions and writers that might be impossible to ''ever'' put him in this trope.
31st Jul '17 4:46:10 PM HextarVigar
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* Occurs in the ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series. In the first game, ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'', the prologue of the game features you playing as your heroic ancestor, Maxim, and his comrades 100 years in the past. These heroes speak much more formally than the main characters. ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' was actually a prequel featuring the entirety of Maxim's adventures, eventually ending in the same manner as the first game's prologue. However, in this game the characters who all spoke formally in the flashback sequence speak in much more contemporary language (except Artea, who speaks formally regardless.) This leads to a somewhat bizarre occurrence in the final dungeon where the party enacts a conversation that was fairly ominous in the first game, but actually sounds somewhat silly in the breezier language of the prequel.

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* Occurs in the ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series. In the first game, ''VideoGame/LufiaAndTheFortressOfDoom'', the prologue of the game features you playing as your heroic ancestor, Maxim, and his comrades 100 years in the past. These heroes speak much more formally than the main characters. ''VideoGame/LufiaIIRiseOfTheSinistrals'' was actually a prequel featuring the entirety of Maxim's adventures, eventually ending in the same manner as the first game's prologue. However, in this game the characters who all spoke formally in the flashback sequence speak in much more contemporary language (except Artea, who speaks formally regardless.) This leads to a somewhat bizarre occurrence in the final dungeon where the party enacts a conversation that was fairly ominous in the first game, but actually sounds somewhat silly in the breezier language of the prequel. Given that the events of the prequel are written as a heroic tale in the first game, it's possible that they were written much more seriously by the tale's author
27th Jul '17 9:55:40 PM Perelandra
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* ''Creator/TypeMoon'' has this to the point of being [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] in ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm''. It's intentional, though, considering this is a GagSeries.

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* ''Creator/TypeMoon'' ''[[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} Type Moon]]'' has this to the point of being [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] in ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm''. It's intentional, though, considering this is a GagSeries.
27th Jul '17 9:25:09 AM Perelandra
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* ''Anime/TypeMoon'' has this to the point of being [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] in ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm''. It's intentional, though, considering this is a GagSeries.

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* ''Anime/TypeMoon'' ''Creator/TypeMoon'' has this to the point of being [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] in ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm''. It's intentional, though, considering this is a GagSeries.
20th Jul '17 1:08:48 PM DaibhidC
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** [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} Matthew Murdoch]]'s characterization emphasizes his fearlessness above all else, to the point that he comes off as an adventure-seeking adrenaline junkie, while discarding his legal education, his strong Catholic faith, his working-class roots, and his militant hatred of injustice.

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** [[ComicBook/{{Daredevil}} Matthew Murdoch]]'s characterization emphasizes his fearlessness above all else, to the point that he comes off as an adventure-seeking adrenaline junkie, while discarding his legal education, education (which would be hard to fit to the period - no braille legal texts), his strong Catholic faith, faith (which very definitely ''wouldn't''), his working-class roots, and his militant hatred of injustice.
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