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24th Jun '17 3:15:43 PM jormis29
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* In ''Series/KingOfTheHill'':

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20th Jun '17 8:41:13 AM mario0987
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** More generally, the Time Lords as a collective culture have wildly varied in their depiction according to writers' tastes and political attitudes, from [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas benevolent, god-like protectors of the universe]] to [[TheManBehindTheCurtain pompous but weak old codgers]] who can't actually do much to an almost completely self-serving and ruthless DeadlyDecadentCourt to [[spoiler:a full-blown OmnicidalManiac culture]]. The Doctor did point out that the last one was a result of the Time war however.

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** More generally, the Time Lords as a collective culture have wildly varied in their depiction according to writers' tastes and political attitudes, from [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas benevolent, god-like protectors of the universe]] to [[TheManBehindTheCurtain pompous but weak old codgers]] who can't actually do much to an almost completely self-serving and ruthless DeadlyDecadentCourt to [[spoiler:a full-blown OmnicidalManiac culture]]. The Doctor did point out that the last one was a result of the Time war however.however and was later said to only refer to the government (and even then, some were against it). The books and Big Finish audios also sometimes portray the Time Lords as Eldritch Abominations, in comparison to just being an advanced civilisation.


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** The mechanics of Regeneration change a lot. The Doctor often mentions the process is random but several Time Lords seem to be able to control it, including Romana in "Destiny of the Daleks" and The Master in "Utopia". The TV series normally portrays regeneration as being limited to humanoid shapes but the Expanded Universe portrays it as potentially being able turn someone into an EldritchAbomination.
5th Jun '17 2:20:09 AM LondonKdS
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** Sarah's predecessor Jo varies a lot in her level of intellect and competence depending on the writer, ranging from being genuinely TheDitz to being a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass to engaging in outright ObfuscatingStupidity.
31st May '17 7:08:17 PM nombretomado
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* In the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, while most aspects of Nessiah's characterization are generally consistent between games that director Shinichi Ito personally oversees and writes and those he doesn't, he's notably less competent in his manipulations in ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' than in the rest of the series. His style of manipulation itself is much more direct and inelegant, and he's also portrayed with typical Asgardian racism against humans. For instance, if in ''YggdraUnion'' and ''YggdraUnison'' Nessiah wants someone to dig himself a hole, he'll provide a situation where that person might want to dig that hole and hand them a shovel, but won't force them into it; ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'''s Nessiah will just flat-out tell them to dig. Too, in the rest of the series Nessiah prefers humans and demons to his own race, and has a clearly developed soft side. This inconsistency is one of the aspects of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' that gets criticized the most.

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* In the VideoGame/DeptHeaven series, while most aspects of Nessiah's characterization are generally consistent between games that director Shinichi Ito personally oversees and writes and those he doesn't, he's notably less competent in his manipulations in ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' than in the rest of the series. His style of manipulation itself is much more direct and inelegant, and he's also portrayed with typical Asgardian racism against humans. For instance, if in ''YggdraUnion'' ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' and ''YggdraUnison'' ''VideoGame/YggdraUnison'' Nessiah wants someone to dig himself a hole, he'll provide a situation where that person might want to dig that hole and hand them a shovel, but won't force them into it; ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'''s Nessiah will just flat-out tell them to dig. Too, in the rest of the series Nessiah prefers humans and demons to his own race, and has a clearly developed soft side. This inconsistency is one of the aspects of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' that gets criticized the most.
28th May '17 8:35:01 AM Reymma
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* While this happens a lot in any RPG with multiple endings/plotlines over multiple games, special mention goes to the KnightsOfTheOldRepublic series, which went from a single-player game where the player could end up with half a dozen versions of Revan, to an MMO where there was only one version of Revan, which was supposed to loosely correspond to the first game's light side path with caster abilities (something that was mechanically nonsensical to begin with, since the light side powers focused on melee buffs in the first game) but in fact resembles no version of the character the first game could produce in any way.

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* While this happens a lot in any RPG with multiple endings/plotlines over multiple games, special mention goes to the KnightsOfTheOldRepublic series, which went from a single-player game where the player could end up with half a dozen versions of Revan, to an MMO where there was only one version of Revan, which was supposed to loosely correspond to the first game's light side path with caster abilities (something that was mechanically nonsensical discouraged to begin with, since the light side powers focused on melee buffs in the first game) but in fact resembles no version of the character the first game could produce in any way.
28th May '17 7:53:01 AM Reymma
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** His partner Eva Kant usually has a similar competence and outlook as whatever he is, to the point where they can be TheDividual, but in some older books would be reduced to a damsel in distress rather easily. In others she takes on a vigilante role to bring down particularly heinous criminals.
28th May '17 7:43:10 AM Reymma
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* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}} has been handled by different writers and publishers, and he can vary from a ruthless assassin who will pre-emptively kill anyone who might interfere with his plans (this is usually in books where he is TheGhost), to a thief who plans around not killing his victims and only does so as a last resort, to having a twisted sense of justice in rewarding those who help him, or (as in the LighterAndSofter cartoon) almost a Robin Hood figure.
24th May '17 4:03:16 AM HeyFella
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** 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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** 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 an 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.
23rd May '17 9:52:46 AM project13Kr
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23rd May '17 9:52:18 AM project13Kr
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** As stated in [[https://burrunjor.com/2014/11/11/an-analysis-of-the-character-of-the-doctor/ this character analysis blog]], the Doctor in general (depending on the incarnation) can be an angry, grumpy, callous, [[PragmaticHero ruthless]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold AntiHero ; a fun-loving, eccentric, clownish, childlike alien with an [[BewareTheSillyOnes unscrupulous, manipulative streak]] who pulls a [[ObfuscatingStupidity bumbling idiot façade]] ; a dashing, charismatic, heroic CulturedBadass [[TheAce Ace]] with InsufferableGenius traits or an {{Adorkable}}, sensitive, vulnerable, fallible NiceGuy with [[GentlemanAndAScholar a keen intellect]].

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** As stated in [[https://burrunjor.com/2014/11/11/an-analysis-of-the-character-of-the-doctor/ this character analysis blog]], the Doctor in general (depending on the incarnation) can be an angry, grumpy, callous, arrogant, [[PragmaticHero ruthless]] JerkWithAHeartOfGold AntiHero ; a fun-loving, eccentric, clownish, childlike alien with an [[BewareTheSillyOnes unscrupulous, manipulative streak]] who pulls a [[ObfuscatingStupidity bumbling idiot façade]] ; a dashing, charismatic, heroic CulturedBadass [[TheAce Ace]] with InsufferableGenius traits or an {{Adorkable}}, sensitive, vulnerable, fallible NiceGuy with [[GentlemanAndAScholar a keen intellect]].



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