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22nd Sep '16 6:36:14 PM nombretomado
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* One of the main points to the first season of ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' is to '''finally''' mend Kevin's abrupt, unexplained shift in characterization and powers that occurred in ''Alien Force'', ultimately culminating in [[spoiler: using his old, sanity-warping powers as a means to save the world, and becoming evil again as a side-effect.]]

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* One of the main points to the first season of ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' is to '''finally''' mend Kevin's abrupt, unexplained shift in characterization and powers that occurred in ''Alien Force'', ultimately culminating in [[spoiler: using his old, sanity-warping powers as a means to save the world, and becoming evil again as a side-effect.]]



** Vilgax's characterization and vocals[[note]]Though rather than Creator/SteveBlum, he's voiced by JohnDimaggio.[[/note]] in one of the ''Alien Force'' video games, ''Vilgax Attacks!'', was much closer to how he was portrayed in the first series. He also regained his original series personality in the GrandFinale of ''Ben10UltimateAlien'', what with [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu outsmarting a]] EldritchAbomination '''God''']] and what not.

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** Vilgax's characterization and vocals[[note]]Though rather than Creator/SteveBlum, he's voiced by JohnDimaggio.[[/note]] in one of the ''Alien Force'' video games, ''Vilgax Attacks!'', was much closer to how he was portrayed in the first series. He also regained his original series personality in the GrandFinale of ''Ben10UltimateAlien'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', what with [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu outsmarting a]] EldritchAbomination '''God''']] and what not.
18th Sep '16 2:55:48 PM Vrahno
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* Onua's personality from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' was very inconsistent despite him being a StaticCharacter. Originally a GeniusBruiser who only spoke if it was really necessary, the first movie (and the non-canon tie-in game) portrayed him more as a tough but jolly muscle guy. His [[Toys/{{Bionicle2015}} Generation 2]] counterpart was also meant to be wise and smart, to which the 2015 online webisodes didn't quite do justice, mostly due to how dumb the voice work made him sound. Finally, he got re-railed in ''The Journey to One'' animated mini-series: a soft-spoken and mature heavyweight, equally capable physically and mentally.
2nd Aug '16 11:30:50 PM JewelSatellite
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*** This one is very, very arguable. The original murderous Joker was a cold, grim, relatively rational but bad-tempered professional criminal who rarely made "jokes" as such. The wacky antics started during his HarmlessVillain Silver Age period. "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge" actually merged the two for the first time, establishing the wacky but horrifically evil personality that he's had ever since.

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*** This one is very, very arguable. The original murderous Joker was a cold, grim, relatively rational but bad-tempered professional criminal who rarely made "jokes" as such. The wacky antics started during his HarmlessVillain Silver Age period. "The Joker's Five-Way Revenge" actually merged the two for the first time, establishing the wacky but horrifically evil personality that he's had ever since.



* At this point, there are at least three different characterizations of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, with authors repeatedly [[ArmedWithCanon rerailing one by derailing the others]]. The original characterization was a generically evil BigBad. Creator/ChrisClaremont's tormented WellIntentionedExtremist is the most complex and long-running, considered his "true" self by most, but Creator/GrantMorrison's AxCrazy villain is actually arguably closer to the character's roots. However, nobody complained about Magneto's return to the character he'd been from 1975 to 2003 immediately after by Claremont himself, with Morrison's Magneto revealed as an impostor. Morrison, however, wasn't the first to try and make him TheHeavy again, though they did make sure he had sufficient provocation for "Fatal Attractions" back in the 90s.

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* At this point, there are at least three different characterizations of ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, with authors repeatedly [[ArmedWithCanon rerailing one by derailing the others]]. The original characterization was a generically evil BigBad. Creator/ChrisClaremont's tormented WellIntentionedExtremist is the most complex and long-running, considered his "true" self by most, but Creator/GrantMorrison's AxCrazy villain is actually arguably closer to the character's roots. However, nobody complained about Magneto's return to the character he'd been from 1975 to 2003 immediately after by Claremont himself, with Morrison's Magneto revealed as an impostor. Morrison, however, wasn't the first to try and make him TheHeavy again, though they did make sure he had sufficient provocation for "Fatal Attractions" back in the 90s.



* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', Vernon's portrayal which sees him as friends with April who helps her and Raph rescue the others arguably has him closer to how he originally was portrayed in the first season of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the '87 cartoon]] before he TookALevelInJerkass and became April's cowardly rival.

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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', Vernon's portrayal which sees him as friends with April who helps her and Raph rescue the others arguably has him closer to how he originally was portrayed in the first season of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the '87 cartoon]] before he TookALevelInJerkass and became April's cowardly rival.



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' rerailed arguably the entire Monkey Island franchise, but ESPECIALLY [[spoiler: [=LeChuck=], turning him truly evil and threatening again after his disappointing appearance subservient to Ozzie in ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland''.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' rerailed arguably most of the entire Monkey Island franchise, but ESPECIALLY characters, especially [[spoiler: [=LeChuck=], turning him who was truly evil and threatening again after his disappointing appearance subservient to Ozzie in ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland''.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Many of the characters have undergone {{Flanderization}} after the movie. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick TookALevelInDumbass, though the most notable change is Mr. Krabs' greed [[TookALevelInJerkass stooping to horrible levels]]. Arguably at the turn of Season 9, many of these changes were decreased and the characters began to act somewhat like their former selves, and even more in episodes aired after the second movie, which can be attributed to creator Stephen Hillenberg returning to the series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Many of the characters have undergone {{Flanderization}} after the movie. [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick TookALevelInDumbass, though the most notable change is Mr. Krabs' greed [[TookALevelInJerkass stooping to horrible levels]]. Arguably at the turn of During Season 9, many of these changes were decreased and the characters began to act somewhat like their former selves, and even more in episodes aired after the second movie, which can be attributed to creator Stephen Hillenberg returning to the series.
19th Jun '16 1:36:09 AM jormis29
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* Before ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'' (see below), the Literature/SherlockHolmes meets UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper film ''Murder by Decree'' made a good-faith effort to rescue Watson from his post-Nigel Bruce image as a dundering blockhead. James Mason's Watson is an occasional DeadpanSnarker who makes one of the biggest contributions to solving the case, when he isn't taking out a much younger man in a fistfight.

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* Before ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes'' (see below), the Literature/SherlockHolmes meets UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper film ''Murder by Decree'' ''Film/MurderByDecree'' made a good-faith effort to rescue Watson from his post-Nigel Bruce image as a dundering blockhead. James Mason's Watson is an occasional DeadpanSnarker who makes one of the biggest contributions to solving the case, when he isn't taking out a much younger man in a fistfight.
6th Jun '16 9:01:13 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Ema Skye's characterization from ''Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney'' also ruffled some feathers because she was no longer cheerful and enthusiastic but bored and disinterested because she hated her current job. She sat out a game (Bobby Fulbright taking her place in ''Dual Destinies'') but has returned to the cast in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', having successfully achieved her dream of becoming a forensic investigator and sporting a better outlook on life, more reminiscent of her teenage years.
15th May '16 9:32:46 AM nombretomado
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* At this point, there are at least three different characterizations of {{Magneto}}, with authors repeatedly [[ArmedWithCanon rerailing one by derailing the others]]. The original characterization was a generically evil BigBad. Creator/ChrisClaremont's tormented WellIntentionedExtremist is the most complex and long-running, considered his "true" self by most, but Creator/GrantMorrison's AxCrazy villain is actually arguably closer to the character's roots. However, nobody complained about Magneto's return to the character he'd been from 1975 to 2003 immediately after by Claremont himself, with Morrison's Magneto revealed as an impostor. Morrison, however, wasn't the first to try and make him TheHeavy again, though they did make sure he had sufficient provocation for "Fatal Attractions" back in the 90s.

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* At this point, there are at least three different characterizations of {{Magneto}}, ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, with authors repeatedly [[ArmedWithCanon rerailing one by derailing the others]]. The original characterization was a generically evil BigBad. Creator/ChrisClaremont's tormented WellIntentionedExtremist is the most complex and long-running, considered his "true" self by most, but Creator/GrantMorrison's AxCrazy villain is actually arguably closer to the character's roots. However, nobody complained about Magneto's return to the character he'd been from 1975 to 2003 immediately after by Claremont himself, with Morrison's Magneto revealed as an impostor. Morrison, however, wasn't the first to try and make him TheHeavy again, though they did make sure he had sufficient provocation for "Fatal Attractions" back in the 90s.
5th May '16 10:52:36 PM Kid
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* This affects ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' himself in ''Franklin and Friends'' at the start of an episode; right after one that contains a SnapBack or an AesopAmnesia that affected him.

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* This affects ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' himself in ''Franklin and Friends'' at the start of an episode; episode, right after one that contains a SnapBack or an AesopAmnesia that affected him.
19th Mar '16 7:58:40 AM Psi001
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** [[TerribleTrio Jessie, James, and Meowth]] were first introduced as true members of the evil Team Rocket organization, constantly obeying their leader [[BigBad Giovanni]] all the time. But after their obsession with capturing Ash Ketchum's Pikachu began in the show's second episode, they started to ignore Giovanni and mainly went after Pikachu, which inevitably resulted in them constantly getting kicked around and "being blasted off again" every single time, even when Ash continued his journeys beyond Kanto. By Sinnoh, they had gone from their original intentions of {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s to an outright GoldfishPoopGang with silly dances and Boss Fantasies being seen as outright detrimental to both the show in general and the Terrible [=TRio=] specifically. The writers for the ''Best Wishes'' arc made them super competent and super important; which generated (yet another) BrokenBase and was ultimately seen as [[CerebusSyndrome swinging the pendulum too far the other way]]. Early Kalos seems to have split the difference, wherein Team Rocket's plans are self-contained and usually doomed to failure, yet Pikachu is now an ''occasional'' target, giving way to the [[VictimOfTheWeek Pokemon of the Week]].[[note]]Which sometimes is not a Pokemon.[[/note]] This has struck fans early on as a "happy medium". Unfortunately, they became more overexposed and less useful to the plot as the series went on, [[UnpleasableFanbase leading to fan dissatisfaction once again.]]

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** [[TerribleTrio Jessie, James, and Meowth]] were first introduced as true members of the evil Team Rocket organization, constantly obeying their leader [[BigBad Giovanni]] all the time. But after their obsession with capturing Ash Ketchum's Pikachu began in the show's second episode, they started to ignore Giovanni and mainly went after Pikachu, which inevitably resulted in them constantly getting kicked around and "being blasted off again" every single time, even when Ash continued his journeys beyond Kanto. By Sinnoh, they had gone from their original intentions of {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s to an outright GoldfishPoopGang with silly dances and Boss Fantasies being seen as outright detrimental to both the show in general and the Terrible [=TRio=] specifically. The writers for the ''Best Wishes'' arc made them super competent and super important; which generated (yet another) BrokenBase and was ultimately seen as [[CerebusSyndrome swinging the pendulum too far the other way]]. Early Kalos seems to have split the difference, wherein Team Rocket's plans are self-contained and usually doomed to failure, yet Pikachu is now an ''occasional'' target, giving way to the [[VictimOfTheWeek Pokemon of the Week]].[[note]]Which Week]][[note]]Which sometimes is not a Pokemon.[[/note]] and sometimes putting up a NotSoHarmless offence against Ash's team. This has struck fans early on as a "happy medium". Unfortunately, they became more overexposed and less useful to the plot as the series went on, [[UnpleasableFanbase leading to fan dissatisfaction once again.]]again]].
1st Mar '16 3:36:46 PM PurrElise
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** In the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' Owen was rerailed further, becoming the AllLovingHero he was in ''Total Drama Island'' and losing any of the SmallNameBigEgo traits he hadn't quite lost in ''World Tour''.
13th Feb '16 1:27:48 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', Vernon's portrayal which sees him as friends with April who helps her and Raph rescue the others arguably has him closer to how he originally was portrayed in the first season of [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 the '87 cartoon]] before he TookALevelInJerkass and became April's cowardly rival.
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