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5th Aug '16 4:11:43 PM MJC
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** Goku also qualifies in a different way, as he's hit with a lot of AdaptionationalHeroism in the anime (both the original and dub). Toriyama himself has commented that he's always been dissatisfied with Goku's "righteous hero" portrayal in the anime and that he was originally meant to be a rather [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] character who [[BloodKnight fights for himself rather than others]], and just happens to end up in world-saving situations a lot.

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** Goku also qualifies in a different way, as he's hit with a lot of AdaptionationalHeroism AdaptationalHeroism in the anime (both the original and dub). Toriyama himself has commented that he's always been dissatisfied with Goku's "righteous hero" portrayal in the anime and that he was originally meant to be a rather [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] character who [[BloodKnight fights for himself rather than others]], and just happens to end up in world-saving situations a lot.
5th Aug '16 4:11:09 PM MJC
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** Goku also qualifies in a different way, as he's hit with a lot of AdaptionationalHeroism in the anime (both the original and dub). Toriyama himself has commented that he's always been dissatisfied with Goku's "righteous hero" portrayal in the anime and that he was originally meant to be a rather [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] character who [[BloodKnight fights for himself rather than others]], and just happens to end up in world-saving situations a lot.
4th Aug '16 10:17:17 PM LinTaylor
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*** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', done by a different company but still set in the same world, reverts Bane to probably the closest version of his original characterization. The plot of the game sets him up as TheDragon to The Joker, but in such a way it is clear he is the most intelligent and powerful enemy Batman faces that night, [[DragonInChief arguably even the Joker]].

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*** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', done by a different company but still set in the same world, reverts Bane to probably the closest version of his original characterization. The plot of the game sets him up as TheDragon to The Joker, but in such a way it is clear he is the most intelligent and powerful enemy Batman faces that night, [[DragonInChief arguably even the Joker]]. It also offers a justification for later portrayals in the series: for the final battle he uses an experimental modification of Venom which causes him to beef up to the ludicrous proportions seen in ''Asylum'', but has brain-damaging side effects -- including [[EasyAmnesia wiping his memory]] of Batman's SecretIdentity.
4th Aug '16 11:21:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' went from a bumbling but somewhat effective agent with the occasional help of Penny and Brain in the original pilot to an InspectorOblivious that is almost completely reliant on his {{Hyper Competent Sidekick}}s doing all the work for him. In spin offs such as ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' this was exagerrated to the point of being excessively TooDumbToLive.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' went from a bumbling but somewhat effective agent with the occasional help of Penny and Brain in the original pilot to an InspectorOblivious that is almost completely reliant on his {{Hyper Competent Sidekick}}s doing all the work for him. In spin offs such as ''GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' ''WesternAnimation/GadgetAndTheGadgetinis'' this was exagerrated to the point of being excessively TooDumbToLive.
25th Jun '16 2:19:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Ben10}} Ben Tennyson]], as portrayed on the original show, was mischevious, immature, impulsive, and a generally justified case of IdiotHero - he was 10 years old, after all. In AlienForce, he is now fifteen, and becomes smarter and more serious and while not without a sense of humor is not very humorous at all. After the fans complained about him not having any personality, writers did all they could to bring back his original personality, gradually [[{{Flanderization}} flanderizing]] him. By Ben10Omniverse, he pretty much TookALevelInDumbass, even though he was 17 years old at this point and had several years of experience with being a hero. He also became an overly clumsy DestructiveSavior and an immature LeeroyJenkins with a major ego problem.

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* [[{{Ben10}} ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' Ben Tennyson]], Tennyson, as portrayed on the original show, was mischevious, immature, impulsive, and a generally justified case of IdiotHero - he was 10 years old, after all. In AlienForce, he is now fifteen, and becomes smarter and more serious and while not without a sense of humor is not very humorous at all. After the fans complained about him not having any personality, writers did all they could to bring back his original personality, gradually [[{{Flanderization}} flanderizing]] him. By Ben10Omniverse, he pretty much TookALevelInDumbass, even though he was 17 years old at this point and had several years of experience with being a hero. He also became an overly clumsy DestructiveSavior and an immature LeeroyJenkins with a major ego problem.
25th Jun '16 2:19:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** In several other interpretations such as ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' and ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' he is also more ditzy and oblivious, in the original series he was bumbling but only as much as the others in Mystery Inc (if somewhat ineffective as a leader).

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** In several other interpretations such as ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'' and ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' he is also more ditzy and oblivious, in the original series he was bumbling but only as much as the others in Mystery Inc (if somewhat ineffective as a leader).
4th Jun '16 7:12:24 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'': One of the Shredder's primary motivations was ''always'' revenge on Hamato Yoshi no matter what continuity, but this one takes it UpToEleven. Shredder is utterly ''[[RevengeBeforeReason obsessed]]'' with getting revenge on Yoshi/Splinter, to the extent that he's perfectly willing to help bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt as long as he can achieve it.
29th May '16 2:31:46 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** The musical also amps up Eponine's unrequited love for Marius and tends not to highlight [[FallenPrincess everything]] [[TheAlcoholic else]] [[StalkerWithACrush about]] her character, although the numbers "Castle on a Cloud" and "The Robbery" do provide a contrast between her pampered childhood life and her poor teenage life.

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** The musical also amps up Eponine's unrequited love for Marius and tends not to highlight [[FallenPrincess everything]] [[TheAlcoholic else]] [[StalkerWithACrush [[TheOphelia about]] her character, although the numbers "Castle on a Cloud" and "The Robbery" do provide a contrast between her pampered childhood life and her poor teenage life.
27th May '16 3:27:04 PM Doug86
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* Shakespeare used this to great effect in ''Theatre/TroilusAndCressida'', basing his version of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar around Chaucer's in-between-scenes story about the titular characters. Ulysses is a deceitful blowhard who talks too much and is obsessed with his own cleverness; Ajax (the one who didn't offend the gods) is a musclebound dolt; Achilles is even ''more'' of a jerk than his {{Homer}}-penned counterpart; and Cressida's uncle Pandarus is so flamboyant that modern performances often portray him as a drag queen. A lot of these exaggerations make the play far more entertaining, as it is essentially a cynical deconstruction of the tired ground of the Trojan War.

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* Shakespeare used this to great effect in ''Theatre/TroilusAndCressida'', basing his version of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar around Chaucer's in-between-scenes story about the titular characters. Ulysses is a deceitful blowhard who talks too much and is obsessed with his own cleverness; Ajax (the one who didn't offend the gods) is a musclebound dolt; Achilles is even ''more'' of a jerk than his {{Homer}}-penned Creator/{{Homer}}-penned counterpart; and Cressida's uncle Pandarus is so flamboyant that modern performances often portray him as a drag queen. A lot of these exaggerations make the play far more entertaining, as it is essentially a cynical deconstruction of the tired ground of the Trojan War.
12th May '16 3:42:41 PM MrThorfan64
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** Tyrion Lannister gets a SympatheticPOV but is still a rather sleazy hedonist who performs very morally questionable acts (such as having a singer murdered to cover up his affair). The series gives him a lot of AdaptationalHeroism, playing up his nicer aspects such as care towards those who are looked down on in society, and make his actions less morally ambiguous, along with removing other unpleasant qualities such as his sexism and classism.

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** Tyrion Lannister gets a SympatheticPOV and has quite a few PetTheDog moments but is still a rather sleazy hedonist who performs very morally questionable acts (such as having a singer murdered to cover up his affair). The series gives him a lot of AdaptationalHeroism, playing up his nicer aspects such as care towards those who are looked down on in society, and make his actions less morally ambiguous, along with removing other unpleasant qualities such as his sexism and classism.classism, Tyrion's use of whores being played more sympathetically and often in a more amusing sense. An examples is when in a Volantis brothel in the TV Show a whore offers Tyrion free sex after he is nice to her, but he turns it down because he feels it isn't right. In the books Tyrion in the Volantis brothel has sex with a miserable, down-beaten whore, even though he knows she doesn't have any choice in the matter, and even thinks how horrible what he's doing is.
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