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7th Jan '17 6:50:19 PM WickedIcon
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* Since Greg Howard stopped writing ''ComicStrip/{{Sally Forth|Howard}}'', Ted has become quite the ManChild.

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* Since Greg Howard stopped writing ''ComicStrip/{{Sally Forth|Howard}}'', Ted has become quite the ManChild. This is a bit of an odd case, though, as Francesco Marculiano has admitted that he based his portrayal of Ted somewhat on himself; the {{Flanderization}} was almost a complete coincidence.
5th Jan '17 9:46:54 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Likewise, when first introduced in the 1st edition "Vault of the Drow" adventure module, it was only the ''[[AristocratsAreEvil drow nobility]]'' who were demon-worshipping evil monsters. The common drow had a default alignment of ''TrueNeutral''; not really buying the demon-worship or enjoying it like their superiors, but reluctantly going along with it in order to avoid ending up on the sacrificial altar themselves. In fact, commoner drow could become allies to the party during that adventure. Although some later works do hint that common drow tend to be more cynical about Lolthism and more likely to be trustworthy, in comparison to the [[ChronicBackstabbingSyndrome infamously treacherous noble houses]], as a whole, the drow are considered AlwaysChaoticEvil.
** The gnolls are a race of MonstrousHumanoid [[PettingZooPeople Hyenas]] who went from merely having been taken over by worship of the Demon prince Yeenoghu after he stole them from their uncaring creator-god to having been directly created by him in 4th edition. At the same time, though, the trope was Zigzagged in that this same edition notes that despite this demonic taint (gnolls being either hyenas that scavenged Yeenoghu's kills or hyenas he forcefed demons to), gnolls were ''not'' an AlwaysChaoticEvil race and that many packs or tribes instead turned away from their demonic heritage to embrace their natural origins and live as hyenas with human-level intellects would do. Such gnolls were hardly fluffy bunny rabbits, but they weren't the cannibalistic slave-taking marauders that Yeenoghu's worshippers were. Then came 5th edition, when their 4e fluff was flanderized: now, all gnolls are essentially nothing more than a particularly weird kind of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie]], being living avatars of Yeenoghu's hunger to devour all life and having essentially nothing in common with natural life at all.
14th Dec '16 6:53:44 PM PaulA
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* David Eddings' series ''[[Literature/TheElenium Elenium]]'' and ''Tamuli'' have Kalten, who starts out as Sparhawk's boyhood friend, a talented knight and skilled fighter who can't use magic because their kind of magic requires being fluent in the Styric language, which Kalten can't get the hang of. As the books continue, he turns into someone too stupid to ''spell his name correctly'', for some reason.
** It later turns out to be ObfuscatingStupidity as he lampshades how he plays up his being BookDumb to make people underestimate him.
-->Kalten: I know, this stupid-looking face of mine is very useful sometimes.

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* David Eddings' series ''[[Literature/TheElenium Elenium]]'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' and ''Tamuli'' ''Literature/TheTamuli'' have Kalten, who starts out as Sparhawk's boyhood friend, a talented knight and skilled fighter who can't use magic because their kind of magic requires being fluent in the Styric language, which Kalten can't get the hang of. As the books continue, he turns into someone too stupid to ''spell his name correctly'', for some reason.
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reason. It later turns out to be ObfuscatingStupidity as he lampshades how he plays up his being BookDumb to make people underestimate him.
-->Kalten: -->'''Kalten:''' I know, this stupid-looking face of mine is very useful sometimes.
4th Dec '16 12:53:59 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Zigzagged in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. Sonic and his friends (''especially'' Shadow and Rouge) are significantly de-flanderized compared to the show and act more like their game counterparts than the ones from ''Anime/SonicX''. Eggman is also de-flanderized, [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] and become much more GenreSavvy. In contrast, the Metarex are flanderized [[UpToEleven to the point that they're unrecognizable]]. Some of the author's own characters aren't immune to this either, although the rewrite justifies most of it via CharacterDevelopment.

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* Zigzagged in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. Sonic and his friends (''especially'' Shadow and Rouge) are significantly de-flanderized compared to the show and act more like their game counterparts than the ones from ''Anime/SonicX''. Eggman is also de-flanderized, [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]] and become much more GenreSavvy.savvy. In contrast, the Metarex are flanderized [[UpToEleven to the point that they're unrecognizable]]. Some of the author's own characters aren't immune to this either, although the rewrite justifies most of it via CharacterDevelopment.



** The Necrons originally had vague allusions to ancient Egyptians, and their fantasy counterpart, the Tomb Kings. Come 5th Edition, they're all wearing pharaoh hats and wearing gold and blue jewelry while wielding sickle blades. Also done by Matt Ward. The players received massive CharacterDevelopment in the process. That's because Games Workshop were GenreSavvy enough to control Ward's antics this time with at least two people getting the job of simply checking he does it right and stopping him when it goes awry. It worked. Of course, it also resulted in the complete destruction of the Necron's pre-fifth-edition backstory, but hey, you can't win them all.

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** The Necrons originally had vague allusions to ancient Egyptians, and their fantasy counterpart, the Tomb Kings. Come 5th Edition, they're all wearing pharaoh hats and wearing gold and blue jewelry while wielding sickle blades. Also done by Matt Ward. The players received massive CharacterDevelopment in the process. That's because Games Workshop were GenreSavvy savvy enough to control Ward's antics this time with at least two people getting the job of simply checking he does it right and stopping him when it goes awry. It worked. Of course, it also resulted in the complete destruction of the Necron's pre-fifth-edition backstory, but hey, you can't win them all.



* In Kirbopher's ''WebAnimation/SuperFreakinParodyRangers'' series, the Rangers themselves are basic Flanderized versions of the original Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers: Meat, the [[TheHero Red Ranger]], is an extreme sports nut who continually flexes his muscles (and is surprisingly also GenreSavvy); Willy, the [[TheSmartGuy Blue Ranger]], is a short and stereotypical nerd; Pinky, the Pink Ranger, is definitely TheChick; and in reference to the original Black and Yellow Rangers, Mace the Black Ranger and Chan the Yellow Ranger are, well, an African-American and a Chinese girl, respectively.

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* In Kirbopher's ''WebAnimation/SuperFreakinParodyRangers'' series, the Rangers themselves are basic Flanderized versions of the original Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers: Meat, the [[TheHero Red Ranger]], is an extreme sports nut who continually flexes his muscles (and is surprisingly also GenreSavvy); muscles; Willy, the [[TheSmartGuy Blue Ranger]], is a short and stereotypical nerd; Pinky, the Pink Ranger, is definitely TheChick; and in reference to the original Black and Yellow Rangers, Mace the Black Ranger and Chan the Yellow Ranger are, well, an African-American and a Chinese girl, respectively.



* The EvilOverlordList and its additional points. Just look at it! GenreSavvy doesn't even cover it.
** And of course there's now the [[http://www.herogames.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-22741.html Benevolent Ruler List]]
30th Nov '16 6:09:38 PM zequeins
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* Happened in-universe in ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension''. During the Avatar Storm crisis, a detachment of The Technocratic Union became stranded and warped by the Void. The result? Their role in The Technocratic Union consumed ''everything else'', including their ''[[BlueAndOrangeMorality humanity]]''. For example, The Progenitors who wish to advance humanity by biological science now wants to grant perfection to all humans by turning them all into a soulless HiveMind, and Iteration X who sees cybernetics as means to an end now is more machine than man. [[spoiler:They are know known as Threat Null, and [[AlienInvasion they want to go back]].]]
18th Nov '16 7:13:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** Tex went from a skilled and amoral special forces soldier to a legendarily powerful {{Badass}}.

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** Tex went from a skilled and amoral special forces soldier to a legendarily powerful {{Badass}}. badass.
28th Oct '16 8:56:53 PM Gideoncrawle
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* Invoked in ''[[Fanfic/TotalDramaIslandByGilbertAndSullivan Total Drama Island, by Gilbert and Sullivan]]''. Due to the themes and character types that appear in the Creator/GilbertAndSullivan operettas, and corresponding limitations on the subject matter available in the verses, the verses for some ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' characters tend to focus on peripheral aspects.
** Chef Hatchet’s verses focus mainly on his military background.
** Cody’s verses focus mainly on his [[HopelessSuitor unsuccessful suit]] for Gwen’s affections.
** The verses for Geoff, Bridgette and Tyler focus mainly on their romantic relationships.
18th Oct '16 7:11:22 AM AnotherGuy
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In general, comedies, especially {{SitCom}}s, fall into the trap of Flanderization because CharacterDevelopment is far less important than RuleOfFunny. Given a choice between getting a laugh or moving the story forward, getting the laugh will almost always take priority.
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