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14th Jan '17 6:48:45 PM nombretomado
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* Occurs in the ''Franchise/{{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 ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' ''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.
8th Jan '17 6:31:47 PM nombretomado
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** A minor note in the LEGO Island Comic Adventures stated that the Brickster wished to be as evil as [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]]. In ''Dino Attack RPG'', the Brickster has been exaggerated to the point of being Ogel's self-proclaimed #1 fanboy.

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** A minor note in the LEGO Island Comic Adventures stated that the Brickster wished to be as evil as [[Franchise/LEGOAlphaTeam [[Toys/LEGOAlphaTeam Evil Ogel]]. In ''Dino Attack RPG'', the Brickster has been exaggerated to the point of being Ogel's self-proclaimed #1 fanboy.
6th Jan '17 8:18:00 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Akane Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. She does have her reasons to be the way she is (low self-esteem, a MissingMom, rather idealised mental concept of femininity, Ranma's verbal abuse), but her anime incarnation was still way more hot-tempered than her somewhat milder manga portrayal.

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* Akane Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. She does have ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a zigzagging case, in that it's hard to get any group of fans to agree ''which'' of her reasons to be two incarnations (anime vs. manga) is the way she is (low self-esteem, a MissingMom, rather idealised mental concept of femininity, Ranma's verbal abuse), but her more exaggerated. The anime incarnation was still way version is generally portrayed as more consistently hot-tempered than her somewhat milder and quick to start shouting at Ranma or get grumpy. But the manga portrayal.version goes to far nastier extremes in terms of anger at and distrust for Ranma -- for example, believing Ranma will try to rape her when they are home alone together during the Hypnotic Mushrooms story, or accusing Ranma of trying to rape Hinako Ninomiya in her introductory story, both of which are things the anime version of Akane would ''never'' do.
2nd Jan '17 4:03:13 PM gb00393
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** Actually this becomes a major part of the show, often playing more straight Character Tropes that the book versions were deconstructions off. The vain, greedy and amoral Renly who was basically a VillainWithGoodPublicity is portrayed as a straight example of TheGoodKing. Similarly the Tyrells who convey a good image but are really [[SleazyPolitician Sleazy Politicians]] who were quite happy to starve hundreds of thousands of people into submission to help Renly usurp the Iron Throne are presented as much nicer characters who show more care towards people. This is ironic considering Stannis and Renly are respectively based on Richard III and George, duke of Clarence (see below).

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** Actually this becomes a major part of the show, often playing more straight Character Tropes that the book versions were deconstructions off. The vain, greedy and amoral Renly who was basically a VillainWithGoodPublicity is portrayed as a straight example of TheGoodKing. This is ironic considering Stannis and Renly are respectively based on Richard III and George, duke of Clarence (see below).
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Similarly the Tyrells who convey a good image but are really [[SleazyPolitician Sleazy Politicians]] who were quite happy to starve hundreds of thousands of people into submission to help Renly usurp the Iron Throne are presented as much nicer characters who show more care towards people. This For example, in the novels they immediately ostracize Sansa once she's engaged to Tyrion rather than consoling her. Other aspects of House Tyrell's collective character is ironic considering Stannis also exaggerated from the source material as part of their AdaptationExpansion.
*** The family's WomenAreWiser aspects are played up on account of the two most competent Tyrell sons (Willas
and Renly Garlan) being AdaptedOut, Loras' character arc stalling in Season 3 and 4, and Mace's fecklessness being exaggerated from a blustering but tenacious man into an ineffectual and sycophantic MommasBoy.
*** Margaery's sex appeal and cunning
are respectively based also exaggerated. In the books, her power comes from her persona as a PrincessClassic, not TheVamp, but on Richard III the show her {{Stripperific}} outfits and George, duke of Clarence (see below).open ambitions make her more sympathetic to viewers as more liberal than the conservative Lannisters she contends with.


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** Edmure Tully's GeneralFailure and GloryHound tendencies are played up compared to the books, and few of his positive traits are even touched upon. Most notably, his victory at Stone Mill is turned into a Pyrrhic skirmish instead of part of defeating ''Tywin Lannister'' and ''Gregor Clegane'' in open battle.
2nd Jan '17 3:06:57 AM LittleBuster
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* Anime ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' gets most of his criticism for the simplification of the personality of the main characters to caricatures MemeticBadass and LittleSisterHeroine, respectively. The most famous example of this were the [[IncestSubtext regular screams "Onii-sama"]] by Miyuki, while in the original novel is noticeably more quiet character. At some point, it even turned her into a {{Scryppy}} for fandom, despite the completely opposite attitude to her in Japan. This is due to the fact that the adaptation not able to move to the screen many explanations of the author or internal monologues, because of which Tatsuya and his sister kept only their external side with all SnarkBait concerning this. As a result, adaptation is only strengthened the reputation this title as "absurd clichéd" among western fandom, despite all the pluses and the depth of the original work.
26th Dec '16 11:28:39 AM GM_3826
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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'': In the novels, Hestia knew a good deal more about the world then she lets on, and Hephaestus notes that she had matured since she had last saw her. Hestia tries to seem mature around Bell, at least, and it ends up working for the most part. The anime plays up the fact that she is a ClingyJealousGirl and downplays these elements, making the scene where she gives her blessing to an adventuring party who would go out to save Bell [[spoiler: even though said adventuring party was the one who endangered them]] seem out of character.

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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'': In the novels, Hestia knew a good deal more about the world then she lets on, and Hephaestus notes that she had matured since she had last saw her. Hestia tries to seem mature around Bell, at least, and it ends up working for working. [[spoiler: In fact, the most part. fight that led to a [[WarForFunAndProfit War Game]] between the Hestia and Apollo Familias started because a table of Apollo Familia members were bad mouthing Hestia.]] The anime plays up the fact that she is a ClingyJealousGirl and downplays these elements, making the scene where she gives her blessing to an adventuring party who would go out to save Bell [[spoiler: even though said adventuring party was the one who endangered them]] seem out of character.
4th Dec '16 10:51:05 PM Dere
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*** On the other end of the spectrum, the second season reinvented him into such a comical villain that he would be labeled as a buffoon by the games' 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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*** On the other end of the spectrum, the second season reinvented reimagined him into as such a comical villain that he would be labeled as scoffed at and called a buffoon by the games' Eggman game!Eggman if the two were to meet. It seems that the writers were unable to grasp the concept of striking a middle point.
4th Dec '16 10:40:29 PM Dere
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*** On the other end of the spectrum, the second season reinvented him into such a comical villain that he would be labeled as a buffoon by the games' Eggman if the two were to meet. It seems that the writers were unable to grasp the concept of striking a middle point.
4th Dec '16 10:34:12 PM Dere
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' did this for the game characters:
** Sonic's MascotWithAttitude trait was exaggerated to the point of parody in this version.
** Tails' role as Sonic's more inexperienced sidekick was taken to the extent of the character [[AdaptationalWimp getting demoted]] to NonActionGuy, BrattyHalfPint and DistressedDude.
** 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.
2nd Dec '16 5:28:18 AM GM_3826
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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'': In the novels, Hestia knew a good deal more about the world then she lets on, and Hephaestus notes that she had matured since she had last saw her. Hestia tries to seem mature around Bell, at least, and it ends up working for the most part. The anime plays up the fact that she is a ClingyJealousGirl and downplays these elements, making the scene where she gives her blessing to an adventuring party who would go out to save Bell [[spoiler: even though said adventuring party was the one who endangered them]] seem jarring and out of character.

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* ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'': In the novels, Hestia knew a good deal more about the world then she lets on, and Hephaestus notes that she had matured since she had last saw her. Hestia tries to seem mature around Bell, at least, and it ends up working for the most part. The anime plays up the fact that she is a ClingyJealousGirl and downplays these elements, making the scene where she gives her blessing to an adventuring party who would go out to save Bell [[spoiler: even though said adventuring party was the one who endangered them]] seem jarring and out of character.
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