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13th Apr '16 9:17:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Stannis Baratheon from [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]]. While not one of the worst examples the series makes him more brutal and villainous then in the books. An example is him burning one of his wife's family for not giving up their worship of the Seven. In the [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire books]], he does this when they try to make peace with the Tyrells against his will. He is also more ready to burn his brother's bastard son as a sacrifice to the Lord of Light in the series.

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Stannis Baratheon from [[Series/GameOfThrones Game of Thrones]]. While is not one of the worst examples examples, the series makes him more brutal and villainous then in the books. An example is him burning one of his wife's family for not giving up their worship of the Seven. In the [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire books]], he does this when they try to make peace with the Tyrells against his will. He is also more ready to burn his brother's bastard son as a sacrifice to the Lord of Light in the series.
12th Apr '16 3:37:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* The various ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' tend to be subject to this to various degrees, especially Donatello, who is turned into a full-on GadgeteerGenius in some adaptations when in the original he only had a knack for fixing things; and Michelangelo, whose original tendency to be more light-hearted than the others served as the basis for his "party dude" persona. Raphael's hot headedness gets interpreted in different levels of either violent aggression or comedic grouchiness, while different medias tend to take varying methods to divert Leonardo from his StandardizedLeader persona.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Sonic tends to undergo this frequently in different ways in alternative medias. In early video games Sonic wasn't really able to develop much of a personality outside cocky expressions and poses via his gameplay sprites. As such his ego and brashness is often a defining point of his character in many early cartoons and comics, sometimes to borderline JerkJock levels (''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', and ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' are key examples). Some later medias such as ''Anime/SonicX'' tend to go the opposite way with this, making his confidence give him a very laid back and mellow demeanor.
** In most continuities, Knuckles isn't the brightest of the bunch, and is certainly pretty gullible, but he's not an idiot. In the ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' video game, however, Knuckles gets exaggerated to DumbMuscle status, to the point where he ''can't tell the difference between left and right without looking at his hands''. This is downplayed a bit in the [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom TV show]], where he's more of an oaf than an outright idiot. Shadow also gets hit with this in the same video game - in the original, although he is TheStoic and somewhat of a gruff loner, he still maintains friendships with Rouge and Omega and is not adverse to working with Sonic and co. when it suits his own ends. In ''Sonic Boom'', he is a petty thug who openly derides friendship to the point of believing Sonic to be a weakling because of his friends and outright attacking him over it.



* The ''Manga/FairyTail'' anime has done this with some characters.

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* The various Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles tend to be subject to this to various degrees, especially Donatello, who is turned into a full-on GadgeteerGenius in some adaptations when in the original he only had a knack for fixing things; and Michelangelo, whose original tendency to be more light-hearted than the others served as the basis for his "party dude" persona. Raphael's hot headedness gets interpreted in different levels of either violent aggression or comedic grouchiness, while different medias tend to take varying methods to divert Leonardo from his StandardizedLeader persona.



* ''Film/TheBradyBunch'' movies exaggerated the characters' personalities a bit such as Jan's jealousy towards Marcia and Cindy's tattling, but true to the show. They were the characters from the later seasons stuck in the 1990s. The TV movie The Brady Bunch in the White House made them unloveable parodies, such as Marcia complaining when she got captain of the cheerleading squad because the vote wasn't unanimous.

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* ''Film/TheBradyBunch'' movies exaggerated the characters' personalities a bit such as Jan's jealousy towards Marcia and Cindy's tattling, but true to the show. They were the characters from the later seasons stuck in the 1990s. The TV movie The ''The Brady Bunch in the White House House'' made them unloveable parodies, such as Marcia complaining when she got captain of the cheerleading squad because the vote wasn't unanimous.



* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill as depicted in the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a caricature which takes a few of his best-known attributes and plays them up. He has a cigar in his mouth almost constantly, always wears a suit with a bow tie and quotes his own famous speeches.

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* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill as depicted in the new ''Series/DoctorWho'' is a caricature which takes a few of his best-known attributes and plays them up. He has a cigar in his mouth almost constantly, always wears a suit with a bow tie tie, and quotes his own famous speeches.



** It exaggerates the degree to which InspectorJavert is single-mindedly obsessed with capturing Jean Valjean (as opposed to single-mindedly obsessed with enforcing the law generally). This is in part due to a case of PragmaticAdaptation. In the novel, after Valjean has to reveal himself to prevent the wrongful conviction of an IdenticalStranger, he asks to be allowed to bring Cosette to Fantine before she dies, which is refused, at which time he allows himself to be arrested. He then escapes, only to be quickly recaptured and confined to a ship, wherein he is believed to have drowned following his rescue of a sailor. It is only after this, that he goes to rescue Cosette. The musical simplifies this by having it that when Valjean's request to fetch Cosette is refused, he simply knocks Javert out and flees, which means that unlike in the novel, in the intervening years, Javert knows Valjean is alive, and is thus obsessed with capturing him.

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** It exaggerates the degree to which InspectorJavert Inspector Javert is single-mindedly obsessed with capturing Jean Valjean (as opposed to single-mindedly obsessed with enforcing the law generally). This is in part due to a case of PragmaticAdaptation. In the novel, after Valjean has to reveal himself to prevent the wrongful conviction of an IdenticalStranger, he asks to be allowed to bring Cosette to Fantine before she dies, which is refused, at which time he allows himself to be arrested. He then escapes, only to be quickly recaptured and confined to a ship, wherein he is believed to have drowned following his rescue of a sailor. It is only after this, that he goes to rescue Cosette. The musical simplifies this by having it that when Valjean's request to fetch Cosette is refused, he simply knocks Javert out and flees, which means that unlike in the novel, in the intervening years, Javert knows Valjean is alive, and is thus obsessed with capturing him.



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' tends to undergo this frequently in different ways in alternative medias. In early video games Sonic wasn't really able to develop much of a personality outside cocky expressions and poses via his gameplay sprites. As such his ego and brashness is often a defining point of his character in many early cartoons and comics, sometimes to borderline JerkJock levels (''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' are key examples). Some later medias such as ''SonicX'' tend to go the opposite way with this, making his confidence give him a very laid back and mellow demeanor.
** In most continuities, Knuckles isn't the brightest of the bunch, and is certainly pretty gullible, but he's not an idiot. In the ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' video game, however, Knuckles gets exaggerated to DumbMuscle status, to the point where he ''can't tell the difference between left and right without looking at his hands''. This is downplayed a bit in the [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom TV show]], where he's more of an oaf than an outright idiot. Shadow also gets hit with this in the same video game - in the original, although he is TheStoic and somewhat of a gruff loner, he still maintains friendships with Rouge and Omega and is not adverse to working with Sonic and co. when it suits his own ends. In ''Sonic Boom'', he is a petty thug who openly derides friendship to the point of believing Sonic to be a weakling because of his friends and outright attacking him over it.



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* When ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' diverted into original stories, many of the original characters from ''TheRailwaySeries'' underwent exaggeration, most of which only elevated as the show went on and Flanderization kicked in. Gordon and James in particular became exaggeratedly vain and hammy, originally just the arrogant big engines of the main line.

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* When ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' diverted into original stories, many of the original characters from ''TheRailwaySeries'' underwent exaggeration, most of which only elevated as the show went on and Flanderization kicked in. in:
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Gordon and James in particular became exaggeratedly vain and hammy, originally just the arrogant big engines of the main line.


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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 of her superpowers involves her creating a stapler-looking projection. Blossom also has more [[TerrifiedOfGerms mysophobic]] tendencies than she originally did.
5th Apr '16 2:09:23 PM Willbyr
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* PlayedForLaughs in Creator/FUNimation's GagDub of ''KeroroGunsou'', which exaggerates pretty much all of the characters: Fuyuki's [[ExtremeDoormat wimpiness]], Keroro's [[WithFriendsLikeThese abuse of his friends and comrades]], Momoka's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessive love of Fuyuki]], etc.

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* PlayedForLaughs in Creator/FUNimation's GagDub of ''KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', which exaggerates pretty much all of the characters: Fuyuki's [[ExtremeDoormat wimpiness]], Keroro's [[WithFriendsLikeThese abuse of his friends and comrades]], Momoka's [[StalkerWithACrush obsessive love of Fuyuki]], etc.
31st Mar '16 5:43:06 PM ObsidianFire
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** In the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] scene where Papa Brickolini was arrested by the Nick Brick, the Brickolinis were exaggerated ''heavily''. In the original games, the Brickolinis spoke with a light Italian accent and accidentally freed the Brickster twice (and the second time, they were GenreSavvy enough to try to prevent it from happening again). In this scene, the Brickolinis' Italian accents were turned UpToEleven, and the two chefs were depicted as completely oblivious as they incompetently freed the Brickster again and again over the years by constantly sending super-spicy pizzas to the jail, even after what happened the first two times.

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** In the [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] scene where Papa Brickolini was arrested by the Nick Brick, the Brickolinis were exaggerated ''heavily''. In the original games, the Brickolinis spoke with a light Italian accent and accidentally freed the Brickster twice (and the second time, they were GenreSavvy smart enough to try to prevent it from happening again). In this scene, the Brickolinis' Italian accents were turned UpToEleven, and the two chefs were depicted as completely oblivious as they incompetently freed the Brickster again and again over the years by constantly sending super-spicy pizzas to the jail, even after what happened the first two times.



** Even at Little Big Horn, Custer followed a strategy (divide his force and attack an Indian camp from multiple directions) that had worked brilliantly in the Washita Campaign of 1868. Of course, at LBH Custer faced a 2,000-man Indian army rather than an Indian village of mostly women and children. Probably WrongGenreSavvy more than simple recklessness.

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** Even at Little Big Horn, Custer followed a strategy (divide his force and attack an Indian camp from multiple directions) that had worked brilliantly in the Washita Campaign of 1868. Of course, at LBH Custer faced a 2,000-man Indian army rather than an Indian village of mostly women and children. Probably WrongGenreSavvy stupidity more than simple recklessness.
21st Mar '16 1:46:25 PM Nazetrime
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* Ivy, the GadgeteerGenuis from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', has MadBomber on her sheet for a good reason as bombs seem to be all she ever makes. However, this got mostly cemeted in the webseries and comic versions. The novel in which her character was introduced had her build a device that definitely was not a bomb, thus hinting to a vaster domain of expertise.

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* Ivy, the GadgeteerGenuis GadgeteerGenius from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', has MadBomber on her sheet for a good reason as bombs seem to be all she ever makes. However, this got mostly cemeted in the webseries and comic versions. The novel in which her character was introduced had her build a device that definitely was not a bomb, thus hinting to a vaster domain of expertise.
21st Mar '16 1:45:15 PM Nazetrime
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* Ivy, the GadgeteerGenuis from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'', has MadBomber on her sheet for a good reason as bombs seem to be all she ever makes. However, this got mostly cemeted in the webseries and comic versions. The novel in which her character was introduced had her build a device that definitely was not a bomb, thus hinting to a vaster domain of expertise.
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15th Mar '16 2:20:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played for laughs in the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "Two Stories". House relays the events of the past days with all his colleagues at one point being portrayed as gross exaggerations of their primary traits. While they all ignore the patient who is coughing up his lungs in front of them, Foreman is a dick who refuses to consider everyone else's opinion but his own, Masters is a morally self-righteous shrill, Taub immediately proposes an extramarital affair to a pretty nurse he sees while Chase suggests a threesome to her.

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* Played for laughs in the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "Two Stories". House relays the events of the past days with all his colleagues at one point being portrayed as gross exaggerations of their primary traits. While they all ignore the patient who is coughing up his lungs in front of them, Foreman is a dick who refuses to consider everyone else's anyone's opinion but his own, Masters is a morally self-righteous shrill, Taub immediately proposes an extramarital affair to a pretty nurse he sees while Chase suggests a threesome to her.
8th Mar '16 11:28:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* The anime for ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' plays up [[spoiler:Hanyuu's]] ImmortalImmaturity. It's possibly most noticeable when she's mad at Miyo for [[spoiler:talking about Oyashiro-sama (who Hanyuu is) as if they're malicious]]. In the anime it is PlayedForLaughs while the manga and sound novel has Hanyuu portrayed as genuinely upset and in tears.

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* The anime for ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' plays up [[spoiler:Hanyuu's]] ImmortalImmaturity. It's possibly most noticeable when she's mad at Miyo for [[spoiler:talking about Oyashiro-sama (who Hanyuu is) as if they're malicious]]. In the anime it is PlayedForLaughs while the manga and original sound novel has Hanyuu have [[spoiler:Hanyuu]] portrayed as genuinely upset and in tears.



** Kohaku is a gigantic woobie who also sets up a pretty damn BatmanGambit against the Tohno family. Kagetsu Tohya and ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' tend to discard the {{woobie}} aspect of her character in favor of portraying her as a cheerfully plotting psychopath with a Shiki obsession who doesn't seem to care about masking her goals.

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** ** Kohaku is a gigantic woobie who also sets up a pretty damn BatmanGambit against the Tohno family. Kagetsu Tohya and ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' tend to discard the {{woobie}} aspect of her character in favor of portraying her as a cheerfully plotting psychopath with a Shiki obsession who doesn't seem to care about masking her goals.
8th Mar '16 11:25:51 PM Pichu-kun
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* The anime for ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' plays up [[spoiler:Hanyuu's]] ImmortalImmaturity. It's possibly most noticeable when she's mad at Miyo for [[spoiler:talking about Oyashiro-sama (who Hanyuu is) as if they're malicious]]. In the anime it is PlayedForLaughs while the manga and sound novel has Hanyuu portrayed as genuinely upset and in tears.
6th Feb '16 3:15:06 PM Gideoncrawle
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* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'' inverts this trope in-universe. TheStoryteller tends to depict the contestants more realistically and multidimensionally than the canon does, due to her insider perspective. She also makes references suggesting that the finished episodes mentioned in the reimagining didn't depict the contestants any more multidimensionally than the canon episodes did.
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