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24th Nov '16 10:39:09 PM Kid
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* In the older Literature/MaxAndRuby books by 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 Rosemary Wells who showed up in AnimatedAdaptation of ''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 Creator/RosemaryWells is Nora who debuted in the Noisy Nora book in 1973. In the book she is very mischievous and would be seen knocking down various furniture in her family house. When she showed up in ''Yoko & Friends'' and ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''. She no longer acts mischievous but instead acts more like a BrattyHalfPint.

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* In the older Literature/MaxAndRuby books by 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." 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 Rosemary Wells who showed up in AnimatedAdaptation of ''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 gets 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 Creator/RosemaryWells is Nora who debuted in the Noisy Nora book in 1973. In the book she is very mischievous and would be seen knocking down various furniture in her family house. When she showed up in ''Yoko & Friends'' and ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''. She ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'', she no longer acts mischievous but instead acts more like a BrattyHalfPint.
24th Nov '16 10:36:42 PM Kid
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** Rincewind was clearly a shadier character originally; his defining feature in ''The Colour Of Magic'' being more greed than cowardice (though he is clearly a coward). He even tries to outright fleece Twoflower and is stopped not because he felt guilty but because the Patrician ''forced'' him to look after the tourist. Perhaps this can be explained by the fact that Rincewind had a dangerous spell in his head which could potentially destroy the Disc. Once it left his head in ''The Light Fantastic'', his personality may have changed back to what it was before the spell got in there.

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** Rincewind was clearly a shadier character originally; originally, his defining feature in ''The Colour Of Magic'' being more greed than cowardice (though he is clearly a coward). He even tries to outright fleece Twoflower and is stopped not because he felt guilty but because the Patrician ''forced'' him to look after the tourist. Perhaps this can be explained by the fact that Rincewind had a dangerous spell in his head which could potentially destroy the Disc. Once it left his head in ''The Light Fantastic'', his personality may have changed back to what it was before the spell got in there.
24th Nov '16 10:33:16 PM Kid
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** Veronica was more aggressive and generally mean early on. She didn't get along wth Betty either. Over the decades she was toned down from an AlphaBitch to a LovableAlphaBitch and is bet friends with Betty.

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** Veronica was more aggressive and generally mean early on. She didn't get along wth Betty either. Over the decades she was toned down from an AlphaBitch to a LovableAlphaBitch and is bet best friends with Betty.
19th Nov '16 1:40:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Amy in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' is known as a {{badass}} OnlySaneMan of the Freedom Fighters. Her earliest appearances have her much like her game version would be known as. Her personality change was due to ExecutiveMeddling, as it was thought female readers needed a strong female role model. She was mostly reversed in the final arc, the ''Adventure'' adaptation, which makes it seem odd when Amy is standing around instead of being in the action.

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* Amy in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' is known as a {{badass}} badass OnlySaneMan of the Freedom Fighters. Her earliest appearances have her much like her game version would be known as. Her personality change was due to ExecutiveMeddling, as it was thought female readers needed a strong female role model. She was mostly reversed in the final arc, the ''Adventure'' adaptation, which makes it seem odd when Amy is standing around instead of being in the action.
15th Nov '16 12:01:20 PM Pamina
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* In Tomie DePaola's ''Strega Nona'' series, the character of Bambolona first appeared as a minor character in the second book an {{Abhorrent Admirer}} to Big Anthony. In the third book she became Strega Nona's apprentice, and for the rest of the series was a competent, {{Closer to Earth}} assistant in contrast to Big Anthony's irresponsibility. Her crush on him also disappeared.
25th Oct '16 6:13:06 PM rjd1922
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** Luigi was originally a just a palette swap of his older brother, Mario. The early ''Mario Bros.'' anime and other promotional art depicted him as taller and thinner than Mario early on, but this depiction would take until the US version of ''Super Mario Bros. 2'' to show up in the actual games. He also gained divergent gameplay traits in both, ''[=SMB2=]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels The Lost Levels]]'', jumping higher and, in the Japanese game, having less traction while stopping.\\\

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** Luigi was originally a just a palette swap PaletteSwap of his older brother, Mario. The early ''Mario Bros.'' anime and other promotional art depicted him as taller and thinner than Mario early on, but this depiction would take until the US version of ''Super Mario Bros. 2'' to show up in the actual games. He also gained divergent gameplay traits in both, ''[=SMB2=]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels The Lost Levels]]'', jumping higher and, in the Japanese game, having less traction while stopping.\\\



** And, of course, [[DastardlyWhiplash Waluigi]]. In his first 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).\\\

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** And, of course, [[DastardlyWhiplash Waluigi]]. In his first 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 world (you can expect him to [[HarmlessVillain fail hilariously]] ) hilariously]]) because he wants things to go right for him at least once. It´s It's kinda amazing how a simple SatelliteCharacter can evolve into something much deeper (and funnier).\\\
25th Oct '16 6:09:58 PM rjd1922
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* Zant was portrayed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' 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 smartness. The end result is that he comes off as more eccentric than normal. This may just be because, in the context of ''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.

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* Zant was portrayed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' 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 smartness. The end result is that he comes off as more eccentric than normal. This may just be because, in the context of ''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 frightened by the man when you keep the child-like mood swing swings and anger tamtrum, temper tamtrums, 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.
25th Oct '16 7:52:18 AM RossN
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** In ''Guards! Guards!'' Sam Vimes has no strong opinions about Ankh-Morpork getting a king; he is cynical about the idea but more out of general cynicism. In later books even the idea of monarchy is practically his BeserkButton.

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** In ''Guards! Guards!'' Sam Vimes has no strong opinions about Ankh-Morpork getting a king; he is cynical about the idea but more out of general cynicism. In later books even the idea of monarchy is practically his BeserkButton.BerserkButton.
25th Oct '16 7:50:44 AM RossN
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** In ''Guards! Guards!'' Sam Vimes has no strong opinions about Ankh-Morpork getting a king; he is cynical about the idea but more out of general cynicism. In later books even the idea of monarchy is practically his BeserkButton.
18th Oct '16 4:48:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'''s main character suffers from this. At first, he is a LovableSexManiac, an idiot who gets laid a lot, a lot like Joey from ''{{Friends}}''. His stupidity was emphasized in early strips. As the series progress, his stupidity becomes [[ManChild immaturity]], [[SuddenIntelligence making him a very smart guy]] that just likes to act childish from time to time. He also gets geekier and geekier, up to the point where he is OneOfUs.

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* ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'''s main character suffers from this. At first, he is a LovableSexManiac, an idiot who gets laid a lot, a lot like Joey from ''{{Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''. His stupidity was emphasized in early strips. As the series progress, his stupidity becomes [[ManChild immaturity]], [[SuddenIntelligence making him a very smart guy]] that just likes to act childish from time to time. He also gets geekier and geekier, up to the point where he is OneOfUs.
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