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22nd Jul '16 4:35:33 PM Ninetails2000
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** Starting in Sonic Adventure, Amy's personality([[FlatCharacter at least, what little personality she had in the Classic era]]) was given a bit of a revamp, making slightly more mature and giving her the goal of wanting to prove herself to Sonic and win his heart at the same time. As the games continued on however, she became progressively more [[TookALevelInJerkass abrasive, temperamental and combative]] to the point that her pining for Sonic would often turn into borderline bullying if he didn't reciprocate the way she wanted him to. Starting from Generations, however, her personality has been tweaked to bring back a lot of her softness, taking her back to something fitting between her Classic and Adventure personality while still keeping a bit of her abrasive edge from time to time. This is without factoring in her SonicBoom remodeling, which gives her an AdrenalineMakeover that turns her more into a [[LittleMissSnarker sassier]], [[LadyOfWar more obviously competent]] version of her Sonic Adventure personality while retaining her kind, nurturing elements.
20th Jul '16 1:21:02 PM DaibhidC
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** Moreover, in ''Night Watch'', we get to see the Patrician as a young man (TimeTravel was involved), and he's just as enigmatic and manipulative as ever. So, not only did his characterization march on, but it was also been {{retconned}} into always having been that way.

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** Moreover, in ''Night Watch'', we get to see the Patrician as a young man (TimeTravel was involved), and he's just as enigmatic and manipulative as ever. So, not only did his characterization march on, but it was also been {{retconned}} into always having been that way. Then again, if you do the maths, the past-set sequence in question takes place close to the time of ''Sourcery'', meaning Vetinari ''couldn't'' have been the Patrician back then. Annoyingly, ''Sourcery'' is the first novel where the Patrician is directly named as Lord Vetinari...
20th Jul '16 1:12:45 PM DaibhidC
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** Moreover, in ''Night Watch'', we get to see the Patrician as a young man (TimeTravel was involved), and he's just as enigmatic and manipulative as ever. So, not only did his characterization march on, but it was also been {{retconned}} into always having been that way. Then again, if you do the maths, the past-set sequence in question takes place close to the time of ''Sourcery'', meaning Vetinari ''couldn't'' have been the Patrician back then...

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** Moreover, in ''Night Watch'', we get to see the Patrician as a young man (TimeTravel was involved), and he's just as enigmatic and manipulative as ever. So, not only did his characterization march on, but it was also been {{retconned}} into always having been that way. Then again, if you do the maths, the past-set sequence in question takes place close to the time of ''Sourcery'', meaning Vetinari ''couldn't'' have been the Patrician back then...
12th Jul '16 7:42:59 AM SutairuMasuta
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* When ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' released their first video, Matt was focused on the game while Pat provided light-hearted commentary. In the next one, their roles switched, and Matt became sort of a bumbling doofus while Pat was an angry guy pissed off by his friend's incompetence. As time passed by, Matt gained more seriousness while staying a light-hearted character, while Pat mellowed out a bit.
7th Jul '16 6:11:28 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'': When introduced, Goro Majima was a notorious madman who liked to bash on his underlings for laughs. As the series progresses, his more insane traits are gradually downplayed: while he is still nuttier than a squirrel, he's more an eccentric genius, becoming the leader of one of the biggest and most powerful branch families in the Tojo Clan and inspiring UndyingLoyalty in his ranks.
4th Jul '16 9:22:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat1'' features a ''very'' different [[PhysicalGod Raiden]] from the rest of [[Franchise/MortalKombat the series]]. In every other game, he's the protector of Earthrealm, the ObiWan to [[MessianicArchetype Liu Kang]] and the other Earthrealm warriors, and one of the most powerful forces for good. In the first one? He's a ChaoticStupid {{Jerkass}} who enters the tournament simply to show he's not afraid of Shang Tsung, thinks nothing of the mortals he's fighting, and in his ending bans anyone but gods from entering the tournament [[spoiler: and blows up the Earth as a result.]] Whenever a work references the events of the original, they just pretend the second characterization is what happened.

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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat1'' features a ''very'' different [[PhysicalGod Raiden]] from the rest of [[Franchise/MortalKombat the series]]. In every other game, he's the protector of Earthrealm, the ObiWan mentor to [[MessianicArchetype Liu Kang]] and the other Earthrealm warriors, and one of the most powerful forces for good. In the first one? He's a ChaoticStupid {{Jerkass}} who enters the tournament simply to show he's not afraid of Shang Tsung, thinks nothing of the mortals he's fighting, and in his ending bans anyone but gods from entering the tournament [[spoiler: and blows up the Earth as a result.]] Whenever a work references the events of the original, they just pretend the second characterization is what happened.
4th Jul '16 8:07:09 AM mario0987
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** The Bursar is introduced in ''Moving Pictures'' as the OnlySaneMan among the Unseen University's staff. He started to go insane during the events of ''Reaper Man'' and stayed that way.
** ''Moving Pictures'' also characterised Ponder Stibbons as lazy, fat InsufferableGenius. After becoming a member of Unseen University's faculty he became a slim, MadScientist type character and [[OnlySaneMan one of the least quirky of the staff.]]
3rd Jul '16 7:58:02 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Supreme Commander Anatole Leonard of the Southern Cross segment of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' was depicted as a stubborn commander in the animated series. At worst, he was a poor strategist, preferring a "throw everything we've got at them" approach, rather than studying the enemy and vying for peace, like Rolf Emerson. However, the Jack [=McKinney=] novels turned Leonard into a obsessive, megalomaniac, religious fanatic with some weird BDSM fetishes. The Southern Cross did have fascist leanings, but fascist doesn't always mean evil. It's just another type of government. However, [=McKinney=] wrote the definitely evil General Edwards as having connections with Leonard. In the original Japanese Southern Cross (and to an extent, Robotech), Leonard was simply depicted as a dedicated, no-nonsense military man who had a difficult job in defending the planet and keeping a group of bureaucrats and politicians satisfied. Additionally, the [=McKinney=] novels turned those bureaucrats and politicians (including the Prime Minister) into Leonard's puppets.

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* Supreme Commander Anatole Leonard of the Southern Cross segment of ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' was depicted as a stubborn commander in the animated series. At worst, he was a poor strategist, preferring a "throw everything we've got at them" approach, rather than studying the enemy and vying for peace, like Rolf Emerson. However, the Jack [=McKinney=] novels turned Leonard into a obsessive, megalomaniac, religious fanatic with some weird BDSM fetishes. The Southern Cross did have fascist leanings, but fascist doesn't always mean evil. It's just another type of government.it wasn't mustache-twisting evil about it. However, [=McKinney=] wrote the definitely evil General Edwards as having connections with Leonard. In the original Japanese Southern Cross ''Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross'' (and to an extent, Robotech), ''Robotech'' itself), Leonard was simply depicted as a dedicated, no-nonsense military man who had a difficult job in defending the planet and keeping a group of bureaucrats and politicians satisfied. Additionally, the [=McKinney=] novels turned those bureaucrats and politicians (including the Prime Minister) into Leonard's puppets.
3rd Jul '16 4:55:22 PM nombretomado
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* From Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' franchise:

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* From Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' franchise:
13th Jun '16 8:16:21 AM Kazmahu
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* [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Nepgear]] in her debut was a very VanillaProtagonist in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMkii her debut]]. There was an attempt to remedy this with her lack of defining features being a RunningGag in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory the sequel]], along with being ButtMonkey for a vicious and humiliating universe, but to no avail[[note]]Her original appearance included the option of Nepgear perpetrating a ''horrifying'' bad end, which cast a long shadow on her popularity[[/note]]. After three {{Video Game Remake}}s worth of progressive retrofits to her character, she's now a well-rounded, well-liked mecha-nerd as seen in ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII''.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Nepgear]] in her debut was a somewhat bland and very VanillaProtagonist in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMkii her debut]]. There was an attempt to remedy this with her lack of defining features being a RunningGag in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory the sequel]], along with being ButtMonkey for a vicious and humiliating universe, but to no avail[[note]]Her original appearance included the option of Nepgear willfully perpetrating a the ''horrifying'' bad end, events of the [[KillEmAll Conquest]] [[DownerEnding Ending]], which cast a long shadow on her popularity[[/note]]. After three {{Video Game Remake}}s worth of progressive retrofits to her character, she's now her next fully original appearance in ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII'' is as a well-rounded, well-liked mecha-nerd as seen in ''VideoGame/MegadimensionNeptuniaVII''.mecha-nerd.
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