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7th Dec '17 10:41:39 PM Kickisund
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* Music/MichaelJackson is often portrayed as a naïve, shy ManChild. But he was a shrewd business man, which you would expect from someone who manages to make the best-selling album of all time.

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* Music/MichaelJackson is often portrayed as a naïve, shy ManChild. But he was also a shrewd business man, which you would expect from someone who manages to make the best-selling album of all time.
6th Dec '17 8:37:20 AM Kickisund
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* Similar to the Japanese examples above, the classic Chinese pseudo-historical novel ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' Flanderizes many, many of its characters into over-the-top superheroes, while others are portrayed as moustache-twirling villains.
** The "three brothers" of the Shu kingdom (Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei) are the closest thing the story has to protagonists, and thus can do no wrong (with a couple of notable, [[spoiler:even fatal]], exceptions), while the Wei kingdom are Flanderized into the Bad Guys and the Wu kingdom are mostly ineffectual in the long term, despite possessing many excellent generals. Perhaps the most notable Flanderizing going on other than the Brothers' is as follows;
** Lu Bu's combat prowess is exaggerated to the point of near invincibility, and entire armies flee from the sight of him. Seems to fade as the story goes on, though and his [[spoiler:death is as anticlimactic as it comes; both Cao Cao and Liu Bei agree that the captured Lu Bu is too treacherous to be allowed to live, and he's simply hanged after begging for his life. The wuss]].

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* Similar to the Japanese examples above, the classic Chinese pseudo-historical novel ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' Flanderizes flanderizes many, many of its characters into over-the-top superheroes, while others are portrayed as moustache-twirling villains.
** The "three brothers" of the Shu kingdom (Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei) are the closest thing the story has to protagonists, and thus can do no wrong (with a couple of notable, [[spoiler:even fatal]], exceptions), while the Wei kingdom are Flanderized flanderized into the Bad Guys and the Wu kingdom are mostly ineffectual in the long term, despite possessing many excellent generals. Perhaps the most notable Flanderizing flanderizing going on other than the Brothers' is as follows;
** Lu Bu's combat prowess is exaggerated to the point of near invincibility, and entire armies flee from the sight of him. Seems to fade as the story goes on, though on though, and his [[spoiler:death is as anticlimactic as it comes; both Cao Cao and Liu Bei agree that the captured Lu Bu is too treacherous to be allowed to live, and he's simply hanged after begging for his life. The wuss]].



* Most Music/ElvisPresley impersonators go for the him being fat and wearing leisure suits ans sunglasses rather than the attractive well-dressed man he was in the 50s and 60s.
* Music/MichaelJackson is often portrayed as a naïve, shy ManChild, an image he also cultivated during public appearances. In reality he was a shrewd business man and publicity expert, which you would expect from someone who manages to make the best-selling album of all time. His soft spoken voice and persona were just marketing. Lisa Marie Presley has gone on record saying that his real voice was completely normal and that he was far more adult than most people think.

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* Most Music/ElvisPresley impersonators go for the him being fat and wearing leisure suits ans and sunglasses rather than the attractive well-dressed man he was in the 50s and 60s.
* Music/MichaelJackson is often portrayed as a naïve, shy ManChild, an image he also cultivated during public appearances. In reality ManChild. But he was a shrewd business man and publicity expert, man, which you would expect from someone who manages to make the best-selling album of all time. His soft spoken voice and persona were just marketing. Lisa Marie Presley has gone on record saying that his real voice was completely normal and that he was far more adult than most people think.time.
1st Dec '17 12:03:38 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'': This continuity's incarnation of Flash Thompson is missing all of his sympathetic traits and admiration for Spider-Man, resulting in his character being reduced to a [[FlatCharacter one-note]] JerkJock.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'':
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''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'': This continuity's incarnation of Flash Thompson is missing all of his sympathetic traits and admiration for Spider-Man, resulting in his character being reduced to a [[FlatCharacter one-note]] JerkJock.JerkJock.
** ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' sees ComicBook/IronMan's struggles with alcoholism and [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym]] striking ComicBook/TheWasp while in the midst of a psychological breakdown (something mainline!Hank deeply regrets) blown up to the point that Ultimate!Tony is frequently seen drinking and Ultimate!Hank is an outright domestic abuser.
13th Nov '17 9:50:22 PM Doug86
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** ComicBook/{{Batman}} as portrayed in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' and its sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' is more egotistical and brooding than his comic book self.

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** ComicBook/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} as portrayed in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' and its sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'' is more egotistical and brooding than his comic book self.
8th Nov '17 3:53:29 PM Pichu-kun
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** Amy in the games started off as a plucky girl with a PrecociousCrush on Sonic. She started this way in ''Anime/SonicX'' as well, but {{flanderization}} emphasised her LooneyFan and brattier aspects. It also emphasised how large her crush on Sonic was and how clingy she is. The games [[RetCanon later adopted]] this interpretation, however they later dialed her back again. ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' goes in a completely different direction and makes Amy's crush on Sonic a secret, making her a much milder character and putting more focus on her sweet personality.

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** Amy in the games started off as a plucky girl with a PrecociousCrush on Sonic. She started this way in ''Anime/SonicX'' as well, but {{flanderization}} emphasised her LooneyFan LoonyFan and brattier aspects. It also emphasised how large her crush on Sonic was and how clingy she is. The games [[RetCanon later adopted]] this interpretation, however they later dialed her back again. ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' goes in a completely different direction and makes Amy's crush on Sonic a secret, making her a much milder character and putting more focus on her sweet personality.
8th Nov '17 3:52:59 PM Pichu-kun
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** Amy in the games started off as a plucky girl with a PrecociousCrush on Sonic. She started this way in ''Anime/SonicX'' as well, but {{flanderization}} emphasised her LooneyFan and brattier aspects. It also emphasised how large her crush on Sonic was and how clingy she is. The games [[RetCanon later adopted]] this interpretation, however they later dialed her back again. ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' goes in a completely different direction and makes Amy's crush on Sonic a secret, making her a much milder character and putting more focus on her sweet personality.
4th Nov '17 8:00:52 AM Dere
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** Sonic's MascotWithAttitude trait was exaggerated to the point of parody in this version. Similarly, his recklessness and cockiness were taken UpToEleven, making this incarnation on the character a borderline example of TooDumbToLive who tended to screw up and had to be bailed out by [[CanonSue Sally]] all the time.

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** Sonic's MascotWithAttitude trait was exaggerated to the point of parody in this version. Similarly, his recklessness and cockiness were taken UpToEleven, making rendering this incarnation on of the character a borderline example case of TooDumbToLive who tended to screw up and had to be bailed out by [[CanonSue Sally]] all ''all the time.time''.
4th Nov '17 4:19:03 AM Dere
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** Sonic's MascotWithAttitude trait was exaggerated to the point of parody in this version.

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** Sonic's MascotWithAttitude trait was exaggerated to the point of parody in this version. Similarly, his recklessness and cockiness were taken UpToEleven, making this incarnation on the character a borderline example of TooDumbToLive who tended to screw up and had to be bailed out by [[CanonSue Sally]] all the time.
4th Nov '17 4:13:25 AM Dere
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* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'': In this continuity, Flash Thompson is missing all of his sympathetic traits and admiration for Spider-Man, resulting in his character being reduced to a [[FlatCharacter one-note]] JerkJock.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'': In this continuity, This continuity's incarnation of Flash Thompson is missing all of his sympathetic traits and admiration for Spider-Man, resulting in his character being reduced to a [[FlatCharacter one-note]] JerkJock.
4th Nov '17 4:10:50 AM Dere
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* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'': In this continuity, Flash Thompson is missing all of his sympathetic traits and admiration for Spider-Man, resulting in his character being reduced to a [[FlatCharacter one-note]] JerkJock.
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