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14th Jul '17 10:34:39 AM Psyclone
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** Olaf filled the role of the [[GeneralFailure incompotent]] StarterVillain, who was stated to be a former Orange Star CO who defected to Blue Moon, and vaguely implied to be Nell's father. While he had been tricked into fighting Orange Star, he still acts far more antagonistic than he does in later games, where he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst who's more than willing to help out the other nations if they're in danger, albeit grudgingly. Later games also seem to recton his origins, giving him PatrioticFervor towards Blue Moon (now stated to be his homeland) and dropping all hints of connection to Nell.
** Eagle was TheRival to Andy in a manner that boarders on BloodKnight. In later games, he's a lot less cocky and smug, though still prone to rushing into things.

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** Olaf filled the role of the [[GeneralFailure incompotent]] incompetent]] StarterVillain, who was stated to be a former Orange Star CO who defected to Blue Moon, and vaguely implied to be Nell's father. While he had been tricked into fighting Orange Star, he still acts far more antagonistic than he does in later games, where he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst who's more than willing to help out the other nations if they're in danger, albeit grudgingly. Later games also seem to recton retcon his origins, giving him PatrioticFervor towards Blue Moon (now stated to be his homeland) and dropping all hints of connection to Nell.
** Eagle was TheRival to Andy in a manner that boarders borders on BloodKnight. In later games, he's a lot less cocky and smug, though still prone to rushing into things.
10th Jul '17 8:56:00 AM defender2222
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* ''Fanfic/TheGodSquad'' becomes very different as the story marches on, namely the princesses. Luna was set up to be the leader of the group while Celestia was the boring but smart sister. By the second season Luna has shifted so that the entire squad takes the lead while Celestia has become just as goofy as the rest of the cast.
** The sisters' relationship with Tydal. In the beginning comments are made that while he raised them they see him more as a big brother. But the end of the second season Celestia commonly refers to him as her father and Tydal tells Tirek that they are his adopted daughters.
8th Jul '17 11:20:26 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd'': He started out aping the AVGN style as closely as possible, to the point that a few of his videos are directly "inspired" by specific episodes (the intro to ''Metal Storm'' was lifted from ''The Karate Kid''; ''Nightshade'' is a riff on ''Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout''). Over time, he's dropped most of the AVGN (and [[BizarroWorld anti-AVGN]]) elements, and now all that remains are the name itself, along with a few props (the shirt and the wine).
27th May '17 12:47:25 AM BigKlingy
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* Several of the characters in the first ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' had very different personalities.
** Andy was a NaiveNewcomer taken to the extreme. While he's still somewhat innocent and excitable in later games, you'd never see him [[TooDumbToLive asking what an airport is.]]
** Olaf filled the role of the [[GeneralFailure incompotent]] StarterVillain, who was stated to be a former Orange Star CO who defected to Blue Moon, and vaguely implied to be Nell's father. While he had been tricked into fighting Orange Star, he still acts far more antagonistic than he does in later games, where he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst who's more than willing to help out the other nations if they're in danger, albeit grudgingly. Later games also seem to recton his origins, giving him PatrioticFervor towards Blue Moon (now stated to be his homeland) and dropping all hints of connection to Nell.
** Eagle was TheRival to Andy in a manner that boarders on BloodKnight. In later games, he's a lot less cocky and smug, though still prone to rushing into things.
** Kanbei was a [[LordErrorProne total moron]] who needs his daughter's advice to do anything right... and he ''still'' screws it up. (Told he should have bases to deploy units? Makes a base on an island where his units can't do anything) In later games he's more of your typical honorable samurai, his only remaining comedic trait being his [[OverprotectiveDad extreme over-protectiveness of Sonja.]]
** While Sonja was still TheStrategist, her methods are a lot more morally-grey in the first game, where she knocks out and kidnaps the Orange Star commanders just to test her theories.


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* In ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' Murray was a radically different character in the first game, being meek and cowardly, described by Sly in the opening as "part-time driver and [[TheLoad full-time burden]]", and all of his missions were [[EscortMission Escort Missions]] where he'd run away at the first sign of trouble. Starting with the second game, he became TheBigGuy of the team and a LargeHam who insists on being called [[SpellMyNameWithAThe "The Murray"]], whose missions are always combat-heavy.
21st May '17 2:55:39 AM Dark_Lord_
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* A ''very'' early ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip has the eponymous cat commenting on how he likes Mondays because he doesn't have to go to work. His attitude would change by later that same year.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''
** In the early days, Garfield's behavior was much more like a real cat, with the humor being more about giving the audience a look at what a cat could think. Garfield was also more active in his early days as his catlike curiosity led him to explore in and around the house. This is a far cry from the wisecracking sarcastic and lazy character we now see. The modern Garfield also acts more like a human, doing things like walking on his hind legs, reading, writing and even operate modern technology like computers and mobile phones, while the early Garfield walked on four legs and explicitly mentioned how he would like to do some of these things but can't, because he is a cat.
** Jon, in his early days was a rather average cat owner living in the suburbs. His position in the comics was more to comment on his experience of owning a cat. Early Jon did not really possess any of the weirdness, socially awkwardness and childishness the character is now known for.
** Also, the dynamic between Garfield and Jon gradually reversed, as Jon was the StraightMan, getting frustrated with Garfield's antics, while Garfield himself frequently got himself into trouble. Nowadays, Garfield plays the StraightMan to Jon, frequently making sarcastic quips about Jon's strange behavior and how it gets Jon into trouble.
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A ''very'' early ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' early strip has the eponymous cat commenting on how he likes Mondays because he doesn't have to go to work. His attitude would change by later that same year.year, as he would suffer unrealistic amounts of misfortune on Mondays.
19th May '17 11:00:47 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]] have experienced this as a race. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Originally]], were simple "hurr durr smash hoomies" Tolkein-style Orcs with nothing particularly noteworthy about them (they weren't even playable in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' or [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]). Beginning with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', however, their characterization has shifted massively. Rather than just being dumb, they've been severely marginalized for ages - even their [[OurGodsAreDifferent god]] reflects this. The [[BadassArmy Imperial Legion]] of [[TheGoodKing Emperor Uriel VII]]'s time, among other things, however, helped them to begin to properly integrate into the Empire better - thus [[PromotedToPlayable making them playable]].
1st Apr '17 4:53:08 PM Karxrida
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* ''WebOriginal/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'': When Asuna first appears she's HopelessWithTech, doesn't really know how to play ''Sword Art Online'', and doesn't show signs of being a jerk. When she reappears later, she actually knows what she's doing and [[TookALevelInJerkass turned into jerk]], making her more like Kirito.
30th Mar '17 9:20:00 AM mkmlp
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* Early on in ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', Twilight is shown to be a completely self-righteous egomaniac who constantly [[AbusiveParent abuses her adopted son/slave Spike]] in some form in pretty much every scene they appear in together, much like her Friendship Is Witchcraft counterpart. But, as the series continued, both these aspects were gradually toned down, until her ego pretty much disappeared in favor of having her as a ButtMonkey [[note]] This may be justified in-universe, as unlike FIW Twilight, ponies openly despise her and treat her poorly on a regular basis, so its possible that being surrounded by ponies who treat like that regularly might have been a huge blow to her ego.[[/note]] and though she still mistreats [[TheWoobie Spike]], it isn't shown quiet as often.
** To a lesser extent, her views on non-ponies, as she is initially shown to be [[FantasticRacism prejudice against the cows]] in the fourth episode. But in ''very next'' episode, she is shown to be the only pony in town who ''isn't'' xenophobic. Or, at least open to befriending non-ponies.
18th Mar '17 5:47:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the long-running [[{{Neopets}} Neopian Times]] series ''Al the Chia'', Peacepaw (a nonconformist NewAgeRetroHippie among the wolflike Lupes) initially comes off as so saccharine that he's in his own little world, and being in his own little world with all his happy little friends quickly becomes unbearable for a third party, like Al. In later installments, he's still a hippy with all that that entails, but he's ''much'' more approachable and likable.

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* In the long-running [[{{Neopets}} [[{{Website/Neopets}} Neopian Times]] series ''Al the Chia'', Peacepaw (a nonconformist NewAgeRetroHippie among the wolflike Lupes) initially comes off as so saccharine that he's in his own little world, and being in his own little world with all his happy little friends quickly becomes unbearable for a third party, like Al. In later installments, he's still a hippy with all that that entails, but he's ''much'' more approachable and likable.
9th Mar '17 7:13:31 PM merotoker
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