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18th Apr '18 8:56:10 PM MadAnthony94
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* Throughout the Silver Age, ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'''s major enemies were all pretty similar to each other. Due to the standards of the times, they couldn't be much more than giggling, haughty robbers with different gimmicks. In modern times they've gone in very different directions: Joker is a terrifying homicidal lunatic, Penguin is a crafty businessman and black marketer, etc. Riddler has struggled a bit, being a [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins cybercriminal]], a [[ComicBook/{{Joker}} drug dealer]], or just a resentful guy trying to lash out at his former employers.
11th Apr '18 4:57:41 PM MadAnthony94
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** An inversion with Nelson and the trio of Dolph, Kearny, and Jimbo. Nelson's first episode establishes him as TheBully who picks on Bart, while the others were [[{{Delinquents}} juvenile delinquents]] who often encouraged Bart's misbehavior. The distinction vanished pretty quickly, with Nelson joining the others to form a quartet, and all three being content as delinquents or bullies as needed. Though Nelson could still be called ''somewhat'' distinct due to his relative friendliness with Bart and Lisa's crush on him.

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** An inversion with Nelson and the trio of Dolph, Kearny, and Jimbo. Nelson's first episode establishes him as TheBully who picks on Bart, while the others were [[{{Delinquents}} juvenile delinquents]] who often encouraged Bart's misbehavior. The distinction vanished pretty quickly, with Nelson joining the others to form a quartet, and all three four being content as delinquents or bullies as needed. Though Nelson could still be called ''somewhat'' distinct due to his relative friendliness with Bart and Lisa's crush on him.
9th Apr '18 6:36:01 PM MadAnthony94
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** An inversion with Nelson and the trio of Dolph, Kearny, and Jimbo. Nelson's first episode establishes him as TheBully who picks on Bart, while the others were [[{{Delinquents}} juvenile delinquents]] who often encouraged Bart's misbehavior. The distinction vanished pretty quickly, with Nelson being seen more frequently in the company of the other three ad all of them quite happy to be delinquents or bullies as needed. Though Nelson could still be called ''somewhat'' distinct due to his relative friendliness with Bart and Lisa's crush on him.
** On that note, Dolph, Kearny, and Jimbo started out fairly interchangeable. Over time, Kearny has been established as having an infant son (to emphasize how many times he's been held back), Jimbo has a rather [[BruiserWithASoftCenter soft side]] (along with religious and feminist tendencies) and good home life. Dolph, on the other hand, hasn't gotten much development.

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** An inversion with Nelson and the trio of Dolph, Kearny, and Jimbo. Nelson's first episode establishes him as TheBully who picks on Bart, while the others were [[{{Delinquents}} juvenile delinquents]] who often encouraged Bart's misbehavior. The distinction vanished pretty quickly, with Nelson joining the others to form a quartet, and all three being seen more frequently in the company of the other three ad all of them quite happy to be content as delinquents or bullies as needed. Though Nelson could still be called ''somewhat'' distinct due to his relative friendliness with Bart and Lisa's crush on him.
** On that note, Dolph, Kearny, and Jimbo started out fairly interchangeable. Over time, Kearny has been established as having an infant son (to emphasize how many times he's been held back), while Jimbo has a rather [[BruiserWithASoftCenter soft softer side]] (along with religious and feminist tendencies) and good home life. Dolph, on the other hand, hasn't gotten much development.
9th Apr '18 6:33:58 PM MadAnthony94
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** On that note, Dolph, Kearny, and Jimbo started out fairly interchangeable. Over time, Kearny has been established as having an infant son (to emphasize how many times he's been held back), Jimbo has a rather [[BruiserWithASoftCenter soft side]] (along with religious and feminist tendencies) and good home life. Dolph, on the other hand, hasn't gotten much development.
9th Apr '18 6:28:38 PM MadAnthony94
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** An inversion with Nelson and the trio of Dolph, Kearny, and Jimbo. Nelson's first episode establishes him as TheBully who picks on Bart, while the others were [[{{Delinquents}} juvenile delinquents]] who often encouraged Bart's misbehavior. The distinction vanished pretty quickly, with Nelson being seen more frequently in the company of the other three ad all of them quite happy to be delinquents or bullies as needed. Though Nelson could still be called ''somewhat'' distinct due to his relative friendliness with Bart and Lisa's crush on him.
26th Mar '18 8:58:23 PM jtierney50
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* Although there was never a game that featured the singular character, early versions of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' had Genji and Hanzo's designs and abilities rolled into a single, samurai character. Eventually, a diverge was made to give the character's more ninja-like powers to Genji, and the bowman characteristics were given to Hanzo.

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* Although there was never a game that featured the singular character, early versions of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' had Genji and Hanzo's designs and abilities rolled into a single, samurai character. single cyber-samurai character named Genji. Eventually, a diverge was made to give the character's name, cybernetics, and more ninja-like powers to Genji, and the remaining bowman characteristics were given to Hanzo.


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* In his very first appearance in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Nale was nearly identical to his twin brother Elan, even going so far as to multiclass to have the same powers as a bard. This was enforced; once Nale had his FaceHeelTurn, he dropped the facade to reveal the cunning mastermind beneath, and has been going further in that direction ever since while Elan becomes even more GenreSavvy in line with his bardic training. [[spoiler:After Nale's death, Elan began to adopt more of his brother's traits; he was no longer restrained to being the "Good" Twin, and felt no guilt for letting their father fall hundreds of feet from an airship.]]
24th Mar '18 9:53:00 PM Etheru
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* As mentioned in the ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' entry in the above comics section, this has happened with the protagonists, though [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the 2012 show]] looks to take it even further by giving the turtles body-types that are plausible given their individual life-styles (Leonardo is able-bodied, Raphael somewhat huskier than the rest and has a chip on his shell, Michelangelo slightly chubbier, and Donatello tall and lanky), that presumably is made to make them more recognizable even without the weapons and bandannas.

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* As mentioned in the ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'' entry in the above comics section, this has happened with the protagonists, though [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 the 2012 show]] looks to take took it even further by giving the turtles body-types that are plausible given their individual life-styles (Leonardo is able-bodied, Raphael somewhat huskier more muscular than the rest and has a chip on his shell, plastron, Michelangelo slightly chubbier, being the shortest and skinny, and Donatello tall and lanky), that presumably is made to make makes them far more recognizable even without their bandannas and weapons. ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheTeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', the weapons very next incarnation, [[UpToEleven even makes them different species of Turtles]] (Leonardo is a red-eared slider, Donatello a soft-shelled Turtle, Michelangelo a boxed Turtle, and bandannas.Raphael a snapping Turtle) while carrying over most of their design traits from the 2012 series.
16th Mar '18 12:21:16 AM Tomodachi
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': As it turns out Goku Black has undergone a severe case of this. [[spoiler:He started off as an AlternateSelf of Zamasu, who was indistinguishable from all other incarnations. He then used the Super Dragon Balls to swap bodies with the Goku in his timeline, gaining the latter's desire for strong enemies and comabt in the process. By the time Future Trunks meets him, he's adopted many of Goku's mannerisms and combat techniques, even trying to pass himself off as the real Son Goku and referring to himself as such. Nevertheless, he shares two elements with other Zamasus: [[FantasticRacism hatred for mortal life]] and a plan to reshape the universe in his image.]]

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As it turns out Goku Black has undergone a severe case of this. [[spoiler:He started off as an AlternateSelf of Zamasu, who was indistinguishable from all other incarnations. He then used the Super Dragon Balls to swap bodies with the Goku in his timeline, gaining the latter's desire for strong enemies and comabt in the process. By the time Future Trunks meets him, he's adopted many of Goku's mannerisms and combat techniques, even trying to pass himself off as the real Son Goku and referring to himself as such. Nevertheless, he shares two elements with other Zamasus: [[FantasticRacism hatred for mortal life]] and a plan to reshape the universe in his image.]]]]
** Kale, the Universe 6 Saiyan, was created due to Broly's popularity, and the first time she turned Super Saiyan, she was basically Broly with tits. However, this side of her slowly changed so that her berserker transformation was treated more like a Hulk-like SuperpoweredEvilSide, blinded with rage, instead of Broly's AxCrazy BloodKnight personality. By the end of the series, she managed to control such power.
11th Feb '18 3:09:30 AM Malachi108
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' did this with Clone Troopers. In ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' they all wore almost identical armor which by ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' changes to highly specialized and distinctive looks, but this series showed that the clones are going out of their way to create personalities for themselves, adopting nicknames, hairstyles, tattoos, and helmet art. The series also featured dozens of unique clones in very distinctive character roles.
13th Jan '18 5:35:01 PM moloch
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* The Cylons of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' started out mass-produced, with each model line sharing an identical personality. By the end of the series, the models most sympathetic to humans (especially the Sixes and Eights) have diverged to having unique identities and even names for the Sixes. While the antagonistic models such as the Cavils, Dorals, and Simons remained monolithic and identical.

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* The Cylons of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' started out mass-produced, with each model line sharing an identical personality. By the end of the series, the models most sympathetic to humans (especially humans, especially the Sixes and Eights) have Eights, had diverged to having unique identities and (and even names for the Sixes. While Sixes). Meanwhile the antagonistic models such as the Cavils, Dorals, Cavils (Ones), Dorals (Fives), and Simons (Fours) remained monolithic and identical.
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