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8th Feb '16 12:34:32 AM Pichu-kun
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*** His physical size is something that varies a lot too. In most games, he's huge. In others (like ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'') he's barely bigger than Mario.

** Peach's character changes quite a bit: ''SuperMarioSunshine'' casts her mostly as a Cloudcuckoolander, whereas in ''SuperPaperMario'' she's a DeadpanSnarker, and other games place her at various points in between. She also flip-flops between PrincessClassic and RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, in large part depending whether she is a playable character.
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** Peach's character changes quite a bit: ''SuperMarioSunshine'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' casts her mostly as a Cloudcuckoolander, whereas in ''SuperPaperMario'' ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' she's a DeadpanSnarker, and other games place her at various points in between. She also flip-flops between PrincessClassic and RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething, in large part depending whether she is a playable character.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a pretty bad case of this, due in no part to how long the series has been in business. There have been numerous writers working on the series, and most of them don't seem to coincide considering the widely differing characterizations the cast have had between games. And this isn't even getting into the [[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog many]],[[SonicSATAM many]],[[SonicUnderground different]],[[ArchieComicSonicTheHedgehog adaptations]] through the series` run. To give a few examples:
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has a pretty bad case of this, due in no part to how long the series has been in business. There have been numerous writers working on the series, and most of them don't seem to coincide considering the widely differing characterizations the cast have had between games. And this isn't even getting into the [[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog many]],[[SonicSATAM many]],[[SonicUnderground different]],[[ArchieComicSonicTheHedgehog [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic the]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog many]], [[WesternAnimation/SonicSATAM many]], [[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground different]], [[ArchieComicSonicTheHedgehog adaptations]] through [[Anime/SonicTheHedgehog through]] the series` run. To give a few examples:

** In the 90's, Knuckles was the chuckling, mischievous rival to Sonic. In the first half of 2000, he was the no nonsense AloofAlly to Sonic, and nowadays he's the DumbMuscle UnknownRival to Sonic. Makes you wonder where he'll be in the next couple of years. ** Even Sonic himself gets this; sometimes he's more of a straight laced NiceGuy, other times he's a cocky braggart.
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** In the 90's, Knuckles was the chuckling, mischievous rival to Sonic. In the first half of 2000, the 2000s, he was the no nonsense AloofAlly to Sonic, and nowadays he's the DumbMuscle UnknownRival to Sonic. Makes you wonder where he'll be in the next couple of years. ** Even Sonic himself gets this; sometimes he's more of a straight laced NiceGuy, other times he's a cocky braggart. This is most noticeable when comparing his westernized TotallyRadical persona to the laid-back one depicted in ''Adventure''. Recent games have reached a middle ground due to many fans missing his cockier persona.

* CarmenSandiego varies between FriendlyEnemy, CardCarryingVillain and everywhere in between. Especially notable is her portrayal in the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' cartoon, which took her to such {{Anti Villain}}ous levels that by the show's end she was teaming up with the heroes to take down "real" bad guys with regularity. She even once saved the heroes, supposedly because it's not a game if there's no one to play against. * ''WrsternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'':
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* CarmenSandiego VideoGame/CarmenSandiego varies between FriendlyEnemy, CardCarryingVillain and everywhere in between. Especially notable is her portrayal in the ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' cartoon, which took her to such {{Anti Villain}}ous levels that by the show's end she was teaming up with the heroes to take down "real" bad guys with regularity. She even once saved the heroes, supposedly because it's not a game if there's no one to play against. * ''WrsternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'':''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'':

** How popular are The Misfits and The Holograms? Many episodes imply both are intentional sensations while others have them as only really popular in America.
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** How popular are The Misfits and The Holograms? Many episodes imply both are intentional international sensations while others have them as only really popular in America.

** The Powerpuff Girls can also range in intelligence, from having limited common sense to being able to solve complex riddles in less than a minute.
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** The Powerpuff Girls can also range in intelligence, from being more like normal five year olds and having limited common sense to being able to solve complex riddles in less than a minute.minute.

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** * Whether Miranda genuinely likes Courtney depends on the ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' episode. Sometimes she's depicted as simply hanging around her in order to become popular however occasionally she [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther shows signs of caring]] for Courtney. The Powerpuff Girls can also range in intelligence, from having limited common sense former seems to being able to solve complex riddles in less than a minute.be her default though [[spoiler:and come high school Miranda has abandoned Courtney]].
4th Feb '16 8:55:27 AM Cuddles
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** The entire backstory of some races and even the whole universe has changed at times, especially with the introduction and later evolution of the Necrons. Initially they were little more than undead RecycledInSpace with no motivation or personality other than the desire to kill, but have also been portrayed as trapped in a Faustian deal with real personalities attempting to rebel against their [[EldritchAbomination C'tan]] masters. The nature of the C'tan and their war with the Old Ones, which ultimately forms the basis of the setting, has varied hugely as well. Were the C'tan innocent {{SpaceWhale}}s who became corrupted when the Necrons gave them bodies in an attempt to harness their power, or did they deliberately corrupt the Necrons and steal their souls? Are they vulnerable to psychic powers with no connection to the warp themselves (originally how the Old Ones were able to beat them), or is one of the C'tan actually the Chaos god Tzeentch? ** Genestealers have also changed quite a bit from their early incarnations. Initially an army in their own right, they became first an infiltration force for the Tyranids and now tend to be little more than a standard assault troop with no variations of unit types and no army list of their own. In some literature they still act to weaken planets and call in the Tyranid fleets, but often this function seems all but forgotten. ** Orks are usually not meant to have any connection to the warp, instead generating their own power simply by proximity to other Orks. But some writers have described them interacting with the warp and attracting demons in exactly the same way as human psykers. Their technology suffers similar issues, sometimes being crude but functional equipment built by instinct, and entirely usable by humans if the need arises. Other times it works entirely by ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, with a box full of loose scrap metal able to work as a powerful gun as long as the Ork thinks it will.
24th Jan '16 10:55:41 AM nombretomado
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* Namor the {{Sub-Mariner}} has had this non-stop since he was first published in the late thirties. He's either a violent and bitter anti-hero with an unjust grudge against humanity, a noble leader who is only seeking the best for his people, a stalwart [[TheLancer pragmatist]] whose loyalty to his comrades is without question, or some combination thereof. In fact, his writing varies so much that Marvel eventually canonized it: he has a disorder caused by his amphibious physiology that manifests in that way.
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* Namor the {{Sub-Mariner}} ComicBook/SubMariner has had this non-stop since he was first published in the late thirties. He's either a violent and bitter anti-hero with an unjust grudge against humanity, a noble leader who is only seeking the best for his people, a stalwart [[TheLancer pragmatist]] whose loyalty to his comrades is without question, or some combination thereof. In fact, his writing varies so much that Marvel eventually canonized it: he has a disorder caused by his amphibious physiology that manifests in that way.
21st Jan '16 12:27:35 PM storymasterb
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*** On a similar subject, Perturabo suffers from such a bad case that his personality is listed as 'mercurial', presumably to try and justify why he seems so different depending on which of two writers are handling him that book. He goes between a sympathetic man pigeonholed into the part of a destroyer, cultured beneath a harsh exterior and continually overshadowed by his brothers despite his own legitimate prowess until finally he snaps from a lack of recognition (Creator/GrahamMcNeill) and a cold perfectionist who ordered his legion to decimate itself the second he saw it merely for not living up to his standards and who fights battles largely as a game of numbers, subscribing fully to WeHaveReserves (John French)
15th Jan '16 6:02:10 PM Pichu-kun
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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}} is often like this. While other characters change personality in most adaptations and spinoffs as well, Bowser is a character who's completely different between the main series and many spinoffs. In the [[SuperMarioBros Main Platformers]], he's a competent EvilOverlord and CardCarryingVillain. In the VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi series he can be anything from a BoisterousWeakling who's only truly competent when he's working with the [[GoodIsNotDumb good guys]] to a competent if blunt BoisterousBruiser [[AFatherToHisMen father to his men]] whose only defeats are delivered by the brothers themselves. In the VideoGame/PaperMario series he's a NobleDemon with an unrequited crush on the Princess and doesn't like it when other villains [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou infringe on his territory]]. VideoGame/MarioParty has him as a AttentionWhore CardCarryingVillain who's only capable of PokeThePoodle levels on villainy and who [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex probably just wants to be loved]]. Other spinoffs tend to have him as a FriendlyEnemy of Mario's. The cartoons and anime series vary his personality per episode, and his size varies between appearances.
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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}} Bowser is often like this. While other characters change personality in most adaptations and spinoffs as well, Bowser is a character who's completely different between the main series and many spinoffs. In the [[SuperMarioBros Main Platformers]], he's a competent EvilOverlord and CardCarryingVillain. In the VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi series he can be anything from a BoisterousWeakling who's only truly competent when he's working with the [[GoodIsNotDumb good guys]] to a competent if blunt BoisterousBruiser [[AFatherToHisMen father to his men]] whose only defeats are delivered by the brothers themselves. In the VideoGame/PaperMario series he's a NobleDemon with an unrequited crush on the Princess and doesn't like it when other villains [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou infringe on his territory]]. VideoGame/MarioParty has him as a AttentionWhore CardCarryingVillain who's only capable of PokeThePoodle levels on villainy and who [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex probably just wants to be loved]]. Other spinoffs tend to have him as a FriendlyEnemy of Mario's. The cartoons and anime series vary his personality per episode, and his size varies between appearances.

** Mewtwo is another biggie. The games (and ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'') have him as a BloodKnight that supposedly has the most savage heart among Pokémon, due to his genetic makeup. In his animé appearances, he's not so much savage, just very mistrustful to those he doesn't know. ** Though Mewtwo in VideoGame/PokemonXAndY is found alone in an area where mistreated Pokemon live, implying it is lonely and has been abused, bringing him closer to the anime version. ** Sabrina's character alignment and personality varies between adaptations. People fear her but she turned out to be a very nice person albeit slightly creepy in the main games. ''PokemonStadium'' makes her TheStoic. [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} In the anime]] she is very malicious and terrorized the entire Saffron City with her psychic powers [[ForTheEvulz because she can]]. ''PokemonSpecial'' exaggerates this and straight-up depict her as a Rocket member instead. ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' however, despite the strong anime influence averts her villainy and [[AdaptationalHeroism turned her into a heroic motherly figure.]] ** The Elite Four in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' are evil bastards. In the games, they're usually a QuirkyMinibossSquad at worst and actively helpful at best (Though Malva in ''X and Y'' was part of Team Flare).
8th Jan '16 9:45:22 AM Kirayoshi
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** At one point during Claremont's run, Kitty Pryde discovered that she was slightly nearsighted, and was occasionally depicted wearing glasses, especially when working on computer hardware. Subsequent writers tend to ignore this limitation. Maybe she started wearing contacts?
30th Dec '15 11:01:32 AM Doug86
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* ''LandOfOz'': Oscar Diggs, the titular Wizard of Oz, is ''very'' much a case of this, ranging from well-intentioned con artist with benign intent (''Film/OztheGreatAndPowerful''), to a shady trickster who blundered his way into power through fortunate timing and technological prowess, to a malevolent MagnificentBastard who uses existing conflicts within Ozian society to keep factions fighting each other while he maintains a singular pursuit of ultimate power (''Literature/Wicked'').
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* ''LandOfOz'': ''Literature/LandOfOz'': Oscar Diggs, the titular Wizard of Oz, is ''very'' much a case of this, ranging from well-intentioned con artist with benign intent (''Film/OztheGreatAndPowerful''), to a shady trickster who blundered his way into power through fortunate timing and technological prowess, to a malevolent MagnificentBastard who uses existing conflicts within Ozian society to keep factions fighting each other while he maintains a singular pursuit of ultimate power (''Literature/Wicked'').
29th Dec '15 7:46:11 AM Anddrix
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** None of this compares to [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]]. Dr. Doom is swung back and forth from being a baby-eating psycho, to practically being an AntiVillain more noble and courageous then Reed Richards, and everything in between. In particular, the way he runs his country comes under fire from this -- does he make it a complete utopia with happy, contented citizens, or is it just a facade the citizens put on because Doom will kill anyone who disagrees, and Doom himself only cares for them as a master would care for his pet? [[ArmedWithCanon Writers almost always wind up disagreeing with one another about Doom's correct portrayal and declare stories they don't approve of to have been Doombots instead.]] "Baby-eating psycho" isn't an exaggeration of how some writers view him. Here's Mark Waid's take on the character:
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** None of this compares to [[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Victor Von Doom]].Doom. Dr. Doom is swung back and forth from being a baby-eating psycho, to practically being an AntiVillain more noble and courageous then Reed Richards, and everything in between. In particular, the way he runs his country comes under fire from this -- does he make it a complete utopia with happy, contented citizens, or is it just a facade the citizens put on because Doom will kill anyone who disagrees, and Doom himself only cares for them as a master would care for his pet? [[ArmedWithCanon Writers almost always wind up disagreeing with one another about Doom's correct portrayal and declare stories they don't approve of to have been Doombots instead.]] "Baby-eating psycho" isn't an exaggeration of how some writers view him. Here's Mark Waid's take on the character:
26th Dec '15 11:22:31 PM Pichu-kun
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* Characters dietary habits are rarely kept consistent. ComicBook/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Zantanna}} have been written as vegetarian but often aren't.
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* Characters dietary habits are rarely kept consistent. ComicBook/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Zantanna}} ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} have been written as vegetarian but often aren't.
26th Dec '15 11:20:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* Characters dietary habits are rarely kept consistent. ComicBook/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Zantanna}} have been written as vegetarian but often aren't.
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