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28th Apr '16 5:18:49 AM Waddle
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* : In ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS}}'', [[KarmaMeter Evil]] Cole was an actively malicious {{Jerkass}} who thrived on causing pain and trouble and saw Empire City as his personal playground to do whatever he wanted. In ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS 2}}'', if one plays the evil route, Cole is simply unconcerned with the consequences of his actions rather than actively sadistic.

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* : In ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS}}'', [[KarmaMeter Evil]] Cole was an actively malicious {{Jerkass}} who thrived on causing pain and trouble and saw Empire City as his personal playground to do whatever he wanted. In ''VideoGame/{{inFAMOUS 2}}'', if one plays the evil route, Cole is simply unconcerned with the consequences of his actions rather than actively sadistic.
18th Apr '16 9:33:21 PM merotoker
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** {{Robin}} was also shown to use brutal force on crooks in his debut, hitting them with rocks from a sling and shoving them off scaffolding to their deaths. This first origin story also depicted him as ''eight'' years old while doing all these feats (compared to later retcons that would establish him as either ten or twelve).

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** {{Robin}} ComicBook/{{Robin}} was also shown to use brutal force on crooks in his debut, hitting them with rocks from a sling and shoving them off scaffolding to their deaths. This first origin story also depicted him as ''eight'' years old while doing all these feats (compared to later retcons that would establish him as either ten or twelve).



** Gwen Stacy from was much different initially than later portrayed. Her characterization changes are quite startling when you consider it, from a college-aged AlphaBitch to [[BettyAndVeronica the Veronica and then the Betty]] in the ongoing LoveTriangle before winding up Spider-Man's [[PuritySue very sweet girlfriend]], and then, well, [[ILetGwenStacyDie you know...]] Her current portrayal (Peter's one true love who was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth) didn't exist until after her death.

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** Gwen Stacy from was much different initially than later portrayed. Her characterization changes are quite startling when you consider it, from a college-aged AlphaBitch to [[BettyAndVeronica the Veronica and then the Betty]] in the ongoing LoveTriangle before winding up Spider-Man's [[PuritySue very sweet girlfriend]], and then, well, [[ILetGwenStacyDie [[ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied you know...]] Her current portrayal (Peter's one true love who was TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth) didn't exist until after her death.



** ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}'s first appearances had him as a crime boss and then a ComicBook/{{Magneto}}-esque mutant supremacist, giving the same sort of speeches with more BoldInflation during [[ReplacementFlatCharacter a time when Magneto had become the New Mutants' mentor.]] The [[TheSocialDarwinist "survival of the fittest"]] aspect of his philosophy emerged soon afterward and those other characterizations quickly fell by the wayside. His backstory and status as a rare but overwhelming threat came later still.
** The original plan for the ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' comic (where Apocalypse was first introduced) was that the shadowy mastermind that X-Factor had been fighting against was planned to be minor Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and Spider-Man villain the Owl. When a new writer came in, they decided to create a new villain.

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** ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}'s first appearances had him as a crime boss and then a ComicBook/{{Magneto}}-esque SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}-esque mutant supremacist, giving the same sort of speeches with more BoldInflation during [[ReplacementFlatCharacter a time when Magneto had become the New Mutants' mentor.]] The [[TheSocialDarwinist "survival of the fittest"]] aspect of his philosophy emerged soon afterward and those other characterizations quickly fell by the wayside. His backstory and status as a rare but overwhelming threat came later still.
** The original plan for the ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'' ''Comicbook/XFactor'' comic (where Apocalypse was first introduced) was that the shadowy mastermind that X-Factor had been fighting against was planned to be minor Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} and Spider-Man villain the Owl. When a new writer came in, they decided to create a new villain.



** MickeyMouse. In "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers" (1930), Mickey seems to be losing MinnieMouse to SmugSnake Mr. Slicker (Montmorency Rodent). He even overhears a conversation where Minnie silently lets Slicker believe Mickey is just her "little brother". Mickey's reaction? He concludes "She doesn't care for me anymore - what is there to live for! Without Minnie, I might as well end it all". ... "I can't get Minnie off my mind! I just can't go on without her!" ... "Without Minnie, all my dreams have become nightmares" ... [[ArcWords "Goodbye, Minnie! Goodbye, cruel word!"]]. Only after four failed suicide attempts does he snap out of it. This is the same Mickey who would make an art of ditching Minnie to attend to his next mystery investigation/reporting/adventuring around the world. Later stories have made a running joke of the Mouse couple [[ShippingBedDeath hardly spending any time together]].

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** MickeyMouse.ComicBook/{{Mickey Mouse|ComicUniverse}}. In "Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers" (1930), Mickey seems to be losing MinnieMouse WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse to SmugSnake Mr. Slicker (Montmorency Rodent). He even overhears a conversation where Minnie silently lets Slicker believe Mickey is just her "little brother". Mickey's reaction? He concludes "She doesn't care for me anymore - what is there to live for! Without Minnie, I might as well end it all". ... "I can't get Minnie off my mind! I just can't go on without her!" ... "Without Minnie, all my dreams have become nightmares" ... [[ArcWords "Goodbye, Minnie! Goodbye, cruel word!"]]. Only after four failed suicide attempts does he snap out of it. This is the same Mickey who would make an art of ditching Minnie to attend to his next mystery investigation/reporting/adventuring around the world. Later stories have made a running joke of the Mouse couple [[ShippingBedDeath hardly spending any time together]].



* Before becoming [[{{Thunderbolts}} Moonstone]], Karla Sofen was introduced as a scantily-clad gun moll for the ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain Doctor Faustus. There was also no hint of the cunning and manipulative personality she would later become known for.

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* Before becoming [[{{Thunderbolts}} [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} Moonstone]], Karla Sofen was introduced as a scantily-clad gun moll for the ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain Doctor Faustus. There was also no hint of the cunning and manipulative personality she would later become known for.



* {{Ultimate|Marvel}} Comicbook/NickFury was a ''lot'' different in his initial appearance, being more like Tony Stark (i.e. a suave, cocky and insanely rich ladies man) than the stoic Creator/SamuelLJackson [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed inspired]] character who later appeared in ''TheUltimates''.

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* {{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} Comicbook/NickFury was a ''lot'' different in his initial appearance, being more like Tony Stark (i.e. a suave, cocky and insanely rich ladies man) than the stoic Creator/SamuelLJackson [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed inspired]] character who later appeared in ''TheUltimates''.''ComicBook/TheUltimates''.



** In the first years, Snoopy actually acted like a normal dog and had no thought bubbles. He also appeared to be more of a neighborhood dog as opposed to being Charlie Brown's pet. He consistently called Charlie Brown by his name in early comics, but suddenly forgot and started calling him "the round-headed kid". ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} in general is chock ''full of this''. One early comic depicted Lucy as being able to catch baseballs on her own easily. This later looks downright ridiculous as she is shown failing to catch every ball for the rest of the series run.

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** In the first years, Snoopy actually acted like a normal dog and had no thought bubbles. He also appeared to be more of a neighborhood dog as opposed to being Charlie Brown's pet. He consistently called Charlie Brown by his name in early comics, but suddenly forgot and started calling him "the round-headed kid". ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' in general is chock ''full of this''. One early comic depicted Lucy as being able to catch baseballs on her own easily. This later looks downright ridiculous as she is shown failing to catch every ball for the rest of the series run.



* In ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'', Jorge was introduced as a brute willing to commit murder for minor insults, and savagely beating one of the protagonists. [[spoiler:In ''The Death Cure'', this turns out to almost totally be an act and he's later a generally inoffensive pilot and a sort of doting uncle to Brenda]].

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* In ''Literature/TheScorchTrials'', Jorge was introduced as a brute willing to commit murder for minor insults, and savagely beating one of the protagonists. [[spoiler:In ''The Death Cure'', this turns out to almost totally be an act and he's later a generally inoffensive pilot and a sort of doting uncle to Brenda]].Brenda.]]



* In the older MaxAndRuby books by RosemaryWells, Ruby was more of a DeadpanSnarker and sometimes strict with her brother Max. Which can be seen in "Max's Chocolate Chicken" and "Max's Christmas". She even said to Max "Max, you'd have trouble finding your own ears if they weren't attached to your head." in Max's Chocolate Chicken since Max didn't gather eggs and was busy gathering acorns and making an Acorn Pancake. In later and more recent Max And Ruby books, Ruby became more cheerful and kind around Max but is also a ControlFreak and her DeadpanSnarker personality was toned down. Especially in the NickJr animated series for Max & Ruby.
** Doris another character created by RosemaryWells who showed up in AnimatedAdaptation of TimothyGoesToSchool and the "Yoko & Friends" book series. Started out as an antagonist in the 1985 book "Hazel's Amazing Mother" [[http://www.canallector.com/old-thumbs/84-204-6803-7i4.jpg as one of the bullies that tear up Hazel's doll and made fun of her for owning one along with messing with her hat]]. She did end up apologizing to Hazel and ends up fixing her doll when Hazel's mother arrives. When she reappeared in the original "Timothy Goes To School" and "Yoko & Friends" series along with Charles and Nora. [[HeelFaceTurn Doris became more tolerable]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold but would sometimes pushy and get's annoyed very easily during certain situations.]] So seeing Doris in her original appearance can be jarring to those used to her appearances in later books and the animated series.
** One of the oldest characters created by RosemaryWells is Nora who debuted in the Noisy Nora book in 1973. In the book she is very mischevious and would be seen knocking down various furniture in her family house. When she showed up in Yoko & Friends and the animated version of Timothy Goes To School. She no longer acts mischevious but instead acts more like a BrattyHalfPint.

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* In the older MaxAndRuby Literature/MaxAndRuby books by RosemaryWells, Creator/RosemaryWells, Ruby was more of a DeadpanSnarker and sometimes strict with her brother Max. Which can be seen in "Max's Chocolate Chicken" and "Max's Christmas". She even said to Max "Max, you'd have trouble finding your own ears if they weren't attached to your head." in Max's Chocolate Chicken since Max didn't gather eggs and was busy gathering acorns and making an Acorn Pancake. In later and more recent Max And Ruby books, Ruby became more cheerful and kind around Max but is also a ControlFreak and her DeadpanSnarker personality was toned down. Especially in the NickJr animated series for Max & Ruby.
** Doris another character created by RosemaryWells Rosemary Wells who showed up in AnimatedAdaptation of TimothyGoesToSchool ''Literature/TimothyGoesToSchool'' and the "Yoko & Friends" book series. Started out as an antagonist in the 1985 book "Hazel's Amazing Mother" [[http://www.canallector.com/old-thumbs/84-204-6803-7i4.jpg as one of the bullies that tear up Hazel's doll and made fun of her for owning one along with messing with her hat]]. She did end up apologizing to Hazel and ends up fixing her doll when Hazel's mother arrives. When she reappeared in the original "Timothy Goes To School" and "Yoko & Friends" series along with Charles and Nora. [[HeelFaceTurn Doris became more tolerable]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold but would sometimes pushy and get's annoyed very easily during certain situations.]] So seeing Doris in her original appearance can be jarring to those used to her appearances in later books and the animated series.
** One of the oldest characters created by RosemaryWells Creator/RosemaryWells is Nora who debuted in the Noisy Nora book in 1973. In the book she is very mischevious mischievous and would be seen knocking down various furniture in her family house. When she showed up in Yoko ''Yoko & Friends Friends'' and the animated version of Timothy Goes To School. ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''. She no longer acts mischevious mischievous but instead acts more like a BrattyHalfPint.



* [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George]] was a good, clean wrestler, seemingly long divorced from his {{delinquent|s}} roots, before he became, well, the TropeNamer for GorgeousGeorge.

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* [[Wrestling/GeorgeWagner Gorgeous George]] was a good, clean wrestler, seemingly long divorced from his {{delinquent|s}} roots, before he became, well, the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} for GorgeousGeorge.



* Wrestling/BeckyLynch debuted with an {{Oireland}} stereotype gimmick - complete with green gear, ceili entrance music and a jig as a taunt. This was phased out due to the InternetBackdraft and Becky became a mosh pit girl instead. Also on NXT she was presented as a smart tactical OnlySaneMan in comparison to the more exagerrated characters. As of her debut on the main roster she was portrayed more as a GenkiGirl who loved puns and wordplay - which is more or less incorporating her own real-life persona.
* {{Wrestling/Lita}} was actually presented as something of a SpicyLatina when she debuted as Essa Rios's valet. When she hooked up with Team Xtreme, she adopted the punk rock LadEtte image she's better known for.

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* Wrestling/BeckyLynch debuted with an {{Oireland}} stereotype gimmick - complete with green gear, ceili entrance music and a jig as a taunt. This was phased out due to the InternetBackdraft and Becky became a mosh pit girl instead. Also on NXT she was presented as a smart tactical OnlySaneMan in comparison to the more exagerrated exaggerated characters. As of her debut on the main roster she was portrayed more as a GenkiGirl who loved puns and wordplay - which is more or less incorporating her own real-life persona.
* {{Wrestling/Lita}} was actually presented as something of a SpicyLatina when she debuted as Essa Rios's valet. When she hooked up with Team Xtreme, she adopted the punk rock LadEtte [[TheLadette Ladette]] image she's better known for.



* The ''MagicTheGathering'' planeswalker (mage of significant power, typically also recurring characters) Nissa Revane was originally an [[FantasticRacism Elf supremacist]] when she debuted in 2009. At a panel in 2015, Wizards of the Coast explicitly stated that they were dropping that aspect of her character for ''Magic Origins,'' and to paint her in a much more heroic role as she defended her homeland from [[EldritchAbomination the Eldrazi]] in ''Battle for Zendikar.''

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* The ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' planeswalker (mage of significant power, typically also recurring characters) Nissa Revane was originally an [[FantasticRacism Elf supremacist]] when she debuted in 2009. At a panel in 2015, Wizards of the Coast explicitly stated that they were dropping that aspect of her character for ''Magic Origins,'' and to paint her in a much more heroic role as she defended her homeland from [[EldritchAbomination the Eldrazi]] in ''Battle for Zendikar.''



* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'', [[CulturedBadass Dudley]] was GentlemanSnarker, spewing a surprising amount of trash talk (''[[CatchPhrase Gutter Trash]]'' talk, to be precise). In ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman he is much more dignified and respectful toward his sparring-mate]].
** This gets even more confusing when you consider that ''SFIV'' takes place [[AnachronicOrder before]] ''SFIII'' in the timeline. Essentially, Dudley goes from an out-and-out NiceGuy whose only criticism is against a rival boxer who is a legitimate disgrace to the sport (i.e. Balrog) to something of a rich jerk in ''III'', only to ease into his [[FountainOfMemes more well-known]] GentlemanSnarker characterization by the time of ''Third Strike''.

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* In ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'', [[CulturedBadass Dudley]] was GentlemanSnarker, spewing a surprising amount of trash talk (''[[CatchPhrase Gutter Trash]]'' talk, to be precise). In ''Super VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman he is much more dignified and respectful toward his sparring-mate]].
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sparring-mate]]. This gets even more confusing when you consider that ''SFIV'' takes place [[AnachronicOrder before]] ''SFIII'' in the timeline. Essentially, Dudley goes from an out-and-out NiceGuy whose only criticism is against a rival boxer who is a legitimate disgrace to the sport (i.e. Balrog) to something of a rich jerk in ''III'', only to ease into his [[FountainOfMemes more well-known]] GentlemanSnarker characterization by the time of ''Third Strike''.



** Mario was presented as more of a JerkAss and an AntiHero in his pre-''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' titles, often being an obvious animal abuser in ''DonkeyKong'' titles. He shows mild signs of this personality in later games, which makes it a common AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, but for the most part he's TheHero.

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** Mario was presented as more of a JerkAss and an AntiHero in his pre-''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' titles, often being an obvious animal abuser in ''DonkeyKong'' ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' titles. He shows mild signs of this personality in later games, which makes it a common AlternativeCharacterInterpretation, but for the most part he's TheHero.



** And, of course, [[DastardlyWhiplash Waluigi]]. In his first appearence he had little personality beyond being Luigi´s angry and rude rival who wants to beat him in any competition. Some time later, we have this [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} comical and lunatic]] [[TheTrickster Trickster]] who wants to ruin the days of everyone else and wants to take over the world( you can expect him to [[HarmlessVillain fail hilariously]] ) because he wants things to go right for him at least once. It´s kinda amazing how a simple SatelliteCharacter can evolve into something much deeper (and funnier).

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** And, of course, [[DastardlyWhiplash Waluigi]]. In his first appearence appearance he had little personality beyond being Luigi´s angry and rude rival who wants to beat him in any competition. Some time later, we have this [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} comical and lunatic]] [[TheTrickster Trickster]] who wants to ruin the days of everyone else and wants to take over the world( you can expect him to [[HarmlessVillain fail hilariously]] ) because he wants things to go right for him at least once. It´s kinda amazing how a simple SatelliteCharacter can evolve into something much deeper (and funnier).



** When DistressedDamsel [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand Princess Daisy]] made her reappearance in ''VideoGame/MarioTennis'' for the Nintendo 64, she was made out to be an {{Adorkable}} [[TheKlutz Klutz]] as shown in her [[https://youtu.be/ctpvor3o8jw?t=2m44s trophy celebration]]. This characterisation was kept until the {{GameCube}} era, which gave her a more energetic, tomboyish personality while dropping her clumsier moments. It's best shown with her [[https://youtu.be/70xFTWguDOc?t=1m18s trophy celebration]] in ''Mario Power Tennis''.

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** When DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand Princess Daisy]] made her reappearance in ''VideoGame/MarioTennis'' for the Nintendo 64, she was made out to be an {{Adorkable}} [[TheKlutz Klutz]] as shown in her [[https://youtu.be/ctpvor3o8jw?t=2m44s trophy celebration]]. This characterisation was kept until the {{GameCube}} [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] era, which gave her a more energetic, tomboyish personality while dropping her clumsier moments. It's best shown with her [[https://youtu.be/70xFTWguDOc?t=1m18s trophy celebration]] in ''Mario Power Tennis''.



* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' game, Kirby lacks the [[PowerCopying power absorbing ability]] which would later become his most well-known characteristic. Not to mention in the box art he was white rather than pink.

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* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' game, Kirby lacks the [[PowerCopying power absorbing ability]] which would later become his most well-known characteristic. Not to mention in the box art he was white rather than pink.



** To be fair, this may just be because, in the context of ''HyruleWarriors'', Zant is no more the main antagonist, but one of Ganondorf's second in command, sharing his spotlight with Girahim, it's harder to be frighten by the man when you keep the child-like mood swing and anger tamtrum, but remove the creepy music, the build-up and the army backing him up, and then [[OvershadowedbyAwesome put him in a game where Ganondorf is one of the playable character.]]. Context is mostly what made Zant menacing.

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** To be fair, this may just be because, in the context of ''HyruleWarriors'', ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', Zant is no more the main antagonist, but one of Ganondorf's second in command, sharing his spotlight with Girahim, it's harder to be frighten by the man when you keep the child-like mood swing and anger tamtrum, but remove the creepy music, the build-up and the army backing him up, and then [[OvershadowedbyAwesome put him in a game where Ganondorf is one of the playable character.]]. Context is mostly what made Zant menacing.



** The very first strips also have Fighter as not-dumb (He even remarks "Dude, that line sucks" when Black Mage does a [[Film/{{X-Men}} Storm]] impression) and Black Mage as not-evil (He kinda feels bad for accidentally blowing up a forest. Really!). It says something about the comic when [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/04/12/episode-015-a-little-intellectual-conversation/ saying "Thanks. What's up?"]] to a guard instead of murdering him for speaking to him is out of character.

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** The very first strips also have Fighter as not-dumb (He even remarks "Dude, that line sucks" when Black Mage does a [[Film/{{X-Men}} [[Film/XMen Storm]] impression) and Black Mage as not-evil (He kinda feels bad for accidentally blowing up a forest. Really!). It says something about the comic when [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/04/12/episode-015-a-little-intellectual-conversation/ saying "Thanks. What's up?"]] to a guard instead of murdering him for speaking to him is out of character.
1st Apr '16 9:28:07 AM ObsidianFire
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** BigBad Makuta Teridax is the most apparent example. In early story material, he is a generic mysterious villain lurks in shadows, always angry, monologues to himself, releases hordes of {{Mooks}} and is beaten at the end of every story. Then the author got a free hand to write a novel about absolutely anything he wanted, and he made use of the opportunity to transform the character into a highly GenreSavvy mastermind that [[IMeantToDoThat turned his former defeats to his advantage]] in his EvilPlan, and had a dry and sarcastic sense of humor. He was still a LargeHam like before, but this time quite intentionally.

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** BigBad Makuta Teridax is the most apparent example. In early story material, he is a generic mysterious villain lurks in shadows, always angry, monologues to himself, releases hordes of {{Mooks}} and is beaten at the end of every story. Then the author got a free hand to write a novel about absolutely anything he wanted, and he made use of the opportunity to transform the character into a highly GenreSavvy mastermind that [[IMeantToDoThat turned his former defeats to his advantage]] in his EvilPlan, and had a dry and sarcastic sense of humor. He was still a LargeHam like before, but this time quite intentionally.



* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zant]] was portrayed in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' as a stoic, almost menacing figure whose facade only broke when he was on the verge of defeat. In ''HyruleWarriors'', his PsychopathicManchild traits are more prominent and he's more prone to bouts of histronics and hysteria, though he still retains his moments of GenreSavvy. The end result is that he comes off as more eccentric than normal.

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* [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zant]] was portrayed in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' as a stoic, almost menacing figure whose facade only broke when he was on the verge of defeat. In ''HyruleWarriors'', his PsychopathicManchild traits are more prominent and he's more prone to bouts of histronics and hysteria, though he still retains his moments of GenreSavvy.smartness. The end result is that he comes off as more eccentric than normal.
24th Mar '16 1:09:38 PM N8han11
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** When DistressedDamsel [[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand Princess Daisy]] made her reappearance in ''VideoGame/MarioTennis'' for the Nintendo 64, she was made out to be an {{Adorkable}} [[TheKlutz Klutz]] as shown in her [[https://youtu.be/ctpvor3o8jw?t=2m44s trophy celebration]]. This characterisation was kept until the {{GameCube}} era, which gave her a more energetic, tomboyish personality while dropping her clumsier moments. It's best shown with her [[https://youtu.be/70xFTWguDOc?t=1m18s trophy celebration]] in ''Mario Power Tennis''.
23rd Mar '16 8:17:06 PM Steven
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* Albert Wesker in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' was nothing more than the mole in the S.T.A.R.S. unit working for (and also working against) the Umbrella corporation and was also the one who was in cahoots with the other scientists when the mansion incident releasing the T-virus happened. In his original incarnation, Wesker just wanted to take the results of the research for himself and was using his teammates as guinea pigs. In Wesker's later appearances, he's a cold, calculating, and very cunning villain with superhuman powers that manipulates ''everyone'' to further his own goals and by the events of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', he attempts to annihilate the world to "save" the human race from their own self destruction.
11th Mar '16 4:21:20 PM RADIX
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* One of the first pieces of ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' media was ''The Cortana Letters'', a series of emails sent to a ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' fansite. They show that early on, Cortana was an expy of Durandal from ''Marathon'', being contemptuous of the Master Chief and wanting achieve godhood. Fragments of these letters were eventually used in ''Halo 3'', but repurposed and with the unused parts declared non-canon.

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* One of the first pieces of ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' media was ''The Cortana Letters'', a series of emails sent to a ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' fansite. They show that early on, Cortana was an expy of Durandal from ''Marathon'', being contemptuous of the Master Chief and wanting to achieve godhood. Fragments of these letters were eventually used in ''Halo 3'', but repurposed re-purposed and with the unused parts declared non-canon.
28th Feb '16 7:22:11 PM nombretomado
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* Hannibal King, friend of ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'', was originally introduced in ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' as a no-nonsense private eye who tended to stay calm, unobtrusive, and most professional. In ''Night Stalkers'', he became very emo, angsty, and melodramatic. And in later appearances, he became a goofy, bumbling, comic relief punching bag. This third characterization may be a response to ''[[Film/{{Blade}} Blade Trinity]]'' and RyanReynolds' characterization of King.

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* Hannibal King, friend of ''ComicBook/{{Blade}}'', was originally introduced in ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' as a no-nonsense private eye who tended to stay calm, unobtrusive, and most professional. In ''Night Stalkers'', he became very emo, angsty, and melodramatic. And in later appearances, he became a goofy, bumbling, comic relief punching bag. This third characterization may be a response to ''[[Film/{{Blade}} Blade Trinity]]'' ''Film/BladeTrinity'' and RyanReynolds' Creator/RyanReynolds' characterization of King.



* Before becoming [[{{Thunderbolts}} Moonstone]], Karla Sofen was introduced as a scantily-clad gun moll for the CaptainAmerica villain Doctor Faustus. There was also no hint of the cunning and manipulative personality she would later become known for.

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* Before becoming [[{{Thunderbolts}} Moonstone]], Karla Sofen was introduced as a scantily-clad gun moll for the CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica villain Doctor Faustus. There was also no hint of the cunning and manipulative personality she would later become known for.
13th Feb '16 3:47:59 PM kolchak
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When a series starts out, the characters usually don't have firmly established personalities since the writers are just getting a feel for them. Time goes on, more and more episodes are produced, and the characters become better defined with their own set of personality and behavioral quirks. Or maybe their early personality gradually gave way to something very different due to CharacterDevelopment and/or {{Flanderization}}. Whatever the case may be, though, their early incarnations are forgotten about as people look at the firmly established characterization, to the point where somebody's behavior in early episodes of a series can actually contradict the established behavior and appear out of character.

A form of ContinuityDrift. Compare the OutOfCharacterMoment and DependingOnTheWriter, or {{Flanderization}} where a single trait gets largely exaggerated until it's all the character is known for. If this happens with a work as a whole, it's a case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.

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When a series starts out, the characters usually don't have firmly established personalities since the writers are just getting a feel for them. Time goes on, more and more episodes are produced, and the characters become better defined with their own set of personality and behavioral quirks. Or maybe their early personality gradually gave way to something very different due to CharacterDevelopment and/or {{Flanderization}}. Whatever the case may be, though, their early incarnations are forgotten about as people look at the firmly established characterization, to the point where somebody's behavior characterization.

In extreme cases, a character's actions
in early episodes instances of a series work can actually actively contradict the their later, established behavior and appear out behavior. For examples, early adventures of character.

the noted TechnicalPacifist Batman end with him openly killing criminals. This is a case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.

A form of ContinuityDrift. Compare the OutOfCharacterMoment and DependingOnTheWriter, or {{Flanderization}} where a single trait gets largely exaggerated until it's all the character is known for. If this happens with a work as a whole, it's a case of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.
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13th Feb '16 3:43:50 PM kolchak
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When a series starts out, the characters usually don't have firmly established personalities since the writers are just getting a feel for them. Time goes on, more and more episodes are produced, and the characters become better defined with their own set of personality and behavioral quirks. Or maybe their early personality gradually gave way to something very different due to CharacterDevelopment and/or {{Flanderization}}. Whatever the case may be, though, their early incarnations are forgotten about as people look at the firmly established characterization.

So on ''The AliceAndBob Show'', the writers didn't originally plan for Bob to be a [[GRatedDrug cereal addict]]. But somehow that trait caught on as part of his character, and later seasons have him [[{{Flanderization}} suffer a nervous breakdown when he runs out of cereal and can't get to the store]]. Thus it is quite disconcerting to watch an episode from Season One where the gang is ordering breakfast and Bob decides on pancakes rather than his beloved cereal.

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When a series starts out, the characters usually don't have firmly established personalities since the writers are just getting a feel for them. Time goes on, more and more episodes are produced, and the characters become better defined with their own set of personality and behavioral quirks. Or maybe their early personality gradually gave way to something very different due to CharacterDevelopment and/or {{Flanderization}}. Whatever the case may be, though, their early incarnations are forgotten about as people look at the firmly established characterization.

So on ''The AliceAndBob Show'',
characterization, to the writers didn't originally plan for Bob to be a [[GRatedDrug cereal addict]]. But somehow that trait caught on as part point where somebody's behavior in early episodes of his character, a series can actually contradict the established behavior and later seasons have him [[{{Flanderization}} suffer a nervous breakdown when he runs appear out of cereal and can't get to the store]]. Thus it is quite disconcerting to watch an episode from Season One where the gang is ordering breakfast and Bob decides on pancakes rather than his beloved cereal.
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6th Feb '16 8:17:46 PM ading
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* The Ninja from ''WebVideo/AskANinja'' was much more creepy, ominous, and stoic. Later episodes portray him more as an AffablyEvil {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
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