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* Insanity is mistaken for brilliance, and a [[CloudCuckoolander dippy or crazy character]] who would previously save the day through an AssPull once in a while for RuleOfFunny now does so OnceAnEpisode.

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* Insanity is mistaken for brilliance, and a [[CloudCuckoolander dippy or crazy character]] who would previously save the day through an AssPull once in a while for RuleOfFunny now does so OnceAnEpisode.OncePerEpisode.



* [[ChivalrousPervert Cross Marian]] of ''DGrayMan'' suffers this. He's shown to have his JerkAss moments, but the manga also shows sympathetic sides to him as well, and that he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst. But the anime flanderized his jerkasss qualities with filler episode 27: My Mentor, General Cross, and due to cancellation, what more depth we do see of his character is cut off. Then fandom, mostly people who haven't read the manga, will flanderize Cross' flaws to a point where there's nothing good about him, and he's basically pure evil and completely heartless, sometimes abusing Allen for no reason, even being a rapist. His ChivalrousPervert quality is flanderized to the point he's completely horrid to women.

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* [[ChivalrousPervert Cross Marian]] of ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' suffers this. He's shown to have his JerkAss moments, but the manga also shows sympathetic sides to him as well, and that he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst. But the anime flanderized his jerkasss qualities with filler episode 27: My Mentor, General Cross, and due to cancellation, what more depth we do see of his character is cut off. Then fandom, mostly people who haven't read the manga, will flanderize Cross' flaws to a point where there's nothing good about him, and he's basically pure evil and completely heartless, sometimes abusing Allen for no reason, even being a rapist. His ChivalrousPervert quality is flanderized to the point he's completely horrid to women.



* In most [[http://gungemaleceleb.blogspot.com.au/ ''Gunge Male Celebs'']] series of stories, all of the celebrities that the narrative humiliates are flanderized to the point where they become arrogant [[JerkAss Jerkasses]], with no redeeming qualities on them, giving the narrative reason to humiliate them, and call them things like 'foolish oafs'.

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* In most [[http://gungemaleceleb.blogspot.com.au/ ''Gunge Male Celebs'']] series of stories, all of the celebrities that the narrative humiliates are flanderized to the point where they become arrogant [[JerkAss Jerkasses]], {{Jerkass}}es, with no redeeming qualities on them, giving the narrative reason to humiliate them, and call them things like 'foolish oafs'.



* 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 ''SonicX''. Eggman is also de-flanderized, having TakenALevelInBadass 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 ''SonicX''. ''Anime/SonicX''. Eggman is also de-flanderized, having TakenALevelInBadass [[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.



* [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmstreet Freddy Krueger]] was originally a dark, scary supernatural killer with a twisted sense of humor. But starting with the [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors third film]] in the series, Freddy's humor began taking center stage. His quips and killing tactics also became cheesier with each subsequent installment. Freddy was fully Flanderized by the end of the series (''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''), having become a campy, pun-spouting [[SelfParody parody of his former self]]. This version of Freddy has been likened to an evil Bugs Bunny. The character was returned to his dark/scary roots in the 1994 film ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare''. However, this film takes place outside of series canon; it's also not the "real" Freddy, but an [[Main/OurDemonsAreDifferent ancient demon]] who adopted Freddy's persona. The [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 2010 ''Nightmare'']] [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] featured a [[DarkerAndEdgier serious, darker]] Freddy. But "Reboot Freddy" has not supplanted Creator/RobertEnglund's version as the "official" Freddy Krueger in popular culture. So the "real" Freddy is still campy as ever, per his most recent canonical appearance (2003's ''Film/FreddyVsJason'').

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* [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmstreet ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Freddy Krueger]] Krueger was originally a dark, scary supernatural killer with a twisted sense of humor. But starting with the [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet3DreamWarriors third film]] in the series, Freddy's humor began taking center stage. His quips and killing tactics also became cheesier with each subsequent installment. Freddy was fully Flanderized by the end of the series (''Film/FreddysDeadTheFinalNightmare''), having become a campy, pun-spouting [[SelfParody parody of his former self]]. This version of Freddy has been likened to an evil Bugs Bunny. The character was returned to his dark/scary roots in the 1994 film ''Film/WesCravensNewNightmare''. However, this film takes place outside of series canon; it's also not the "real" Freddy, but an [[Main/OurDemonsAreDifferent ancient demon]] who adopted Freddy's persona. The [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 2010 ''Nightmare'']] [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] featured a [[DarkerAndEdgier serious, darker]] Freddy. But "Reboot Freddy" has not supplanted Creator/RobertEnglund's version as the "official" Freddy Krueger in popular culture. So the "real" Freddy is still campy as ever, per his most recent canonical appearance (2003's ''Film/FreddyVsJason'').



* In the original ''Film/MenInBlack'' movie, K is a rather stoic individual who takes his job seriously, but approaches everything with a calm demeanor, contrasting J who doesn't take the job seriously, but overreacts to everything. By ''Film/MenInBlack3'', K is so stoic, he is unable to crack a joke or a smile.

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* In the original ''Film/MenInBlack'' movie, ''Film/MenInBlack'', K is a rather stoic individual who takes his job seriously, but approaches everything with a calm demeanor, contrasting J who doesn't take the job seriously, but overreacts to everything. By ''Film/MenInBlack3'', K is so stoic, he is unable to crack a joke or a smile.



** While C-3PO clearly wasn't as brave as R2-D2 and could express fear, in the original film he was still capable of self-sacrifice, even urging Luke to abandon him after 3PO had been badly damaged by the Sand People. Later, when he was cornered onboard the Death Star by some Storm Troopers, he managed to successfully bluff his way past the Troopers ("They're madmen! If you hurry you might catch them."). He also felt grief for Luke and the others when he thought they were dying. In TheEmpireStrikesBack, he's Flanderized into a total coward, unable to think about anything but himself, and frantically advocating surrender when the Falcon is being chased by Imperial Destroyers.

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** While C-3PO clearly wasn't as brave as R2-D2 and could express fear, in the original film he was still capable of self-sacrifice, even urging Luke to abandon him after 3PO had been badly damaged by the Sand People. Later, when he was cornered onboard the Death Star by some Storm Troopers, he managed to successfully bluff his way past the Troopers ("They're madmen! If you hurry you might catch them."). He also felt grief for Luke and the others when he thought they were dying. In TheEmpireStrikesBack, ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', he's Flanderized into a total coward, unable to think about anything but himself, and frantically advocating surrender when the Falcon is being chased by Imperial Destroyers.



* Ron Weasley in ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}'' starts off fairly average if slightly lazy and only seems to get lazier - and dumber - as the series progresses, though every now and then he manages to snag a moment of average competence. It probably didn't help that the film adaptations tended to play him up as being a lot dumber than Harry or Hermione, to the point that he often came across as TheLoad - and then became or at least bordered on being TheLoad in the books as well.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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Ron Weasley in ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}'' starts off fairly average if slightly lazy and only seems to get lazier - and dumber - as the series progresses, though every now and then he manages to snag a moment of average competence. It probably didn't help that [[Film/HarryPotter the film adaptations adaptations]] tended to play him up as being a lot dumber than Harry or Hermione, to the point that he often came across as TheLoad - and then became or at least bordered on being TheLoad in the books as well.



* David Eddings' series ''[[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.

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* David Eddings' series ''[[TheElenium ''[[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.



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* Gods originally portrayed as GreyAndGreyMorality or even mostly good are frequently reinterpreted as evil by competing sects/religions historically. Modern media does the same and removes the character flaws of "good" gods in retellings of mythology [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade in order to simplify them]], making them fit modern good/evil dichotomies better.

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* Gods originally portrayed as GreyAndGreyMorality GreyAndGrayMorality or even mostly good are frequently reinterpreted as evil by competing sects/religions historically. Modern media does the same and removes the character flaws of "good" gods in retellings of mythology [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade in order to simplify them]], making them fit modern good/evil dichotomies better.



** Played straight with Jon Arbuckle, who started as being TheStraightMan and a bachelor who cared for Garfield. During the first months of 1979, he was Flanderized into being the StrawLoser compared to Garfield (with his role of the DeadpanSnarker going to Dr. Liz Wilson), and by the late 1990's, he was given a more CloudCuckooLander personality that occasionally borders on being a ManChild.

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** Played straight with Jon Arbuckle, who started as being TheStraightMan the StraightMan and a bachelor who cared for Garfield. During the first months of 1979, he was Flanderized into being the StrawLoser compared to Garfield (with his role of the DeadpanSnarker going to Dr. Liz Wilson), and by the late 1990's, he was given a more CloudCuckooLander personality that occasionally borders on being a ManChild.



* [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]], somewhat surprisingly, was a victim of this trope. In his earliest strips, he was basically the prototype of Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' in that he was a wise cracking rascal who often got the upper hand. For instance, he comes across another character who is sweating and asks her if anything is wrong. "I'm hot!" she says. "You don't look so hot to me," he retorts before running away with a smirk. Another strip has him trying the patience of his friends as he fussily arranges them for a group photograph before playfully announcing that his camera doesn't actually have any film in it. As he runs away with his angry friends in close pursuit, he laughs and says, "I like to live dangerously!" In the very earliest strips, he even had girls fighting over his affections. Some vestiges of the later Charlie Brown were there in the early days with the other children being somewhat crueler to him than they were to their other peers, but it wasn't until later that his tendency to always come in last became such an overpowering part of his characterization. The doo-wop song "Charlie Brown" actually manages to combine these two divergent characterizations, with "Who called the English teacher 'Daddy-O'?" and "Why is ev'rybody always pickin' on me?"

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* [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''
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Charlie Brown]], Brown, somewhat surprisingly, was a victim of this trope. In his earliest strips, he was basically the prototype of Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' in that he was a wise cracking rascal who often got the upper hand. For instance, he comes across another character who is sweating and asks her if anything is wrong. "I'm hot!" she says. "You don't look so hot to me," he retorts before running away with a smirk. Another strip has him trying the patience of his friends as he fussily arranges them for a group photograph before playfully announcing that his camera doesn't actually have any film in it. As he runs away with his angry friends in close pursuit, he laughs and says, "I like to live dangerously!" In the very earliest strips, he even had girls fighting over his affections. Some vestiges of the later Charlie Brown were there in the early days with the other children being somewhat crueler to him than they were to their other peers, but it wasn't until later that his tendency to always come in last became such an overpowering part of his characterization. The doo-wop song "Charlie Brown" actually manages to combine these two divergent characterizations, with "Who called the English teacher 'Daddy-O'?" and "Why is ev'rybody always pickin' on me?"



* Wrestling/TheUndertaker went from being simply, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an undertaker]] to becoming almost literally a god of death and the occult. Briefly reversed when he became a "biker" character for a few years.
** Wrestling/PaulBearer was no stranger to this trope either, with his voice and mannerisms getting progressively goofier over the years. Compare this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipDWbfYitac early 1991 promo]] to this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJYB9IOR3K0 later 1994 promo]].

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* Wrestling/TheUndertaker went from being simply, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin an undertaker]] to becoming almost literally a god of death and the occult. Briefly reversed when he became a "biker" character for a few years.
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years. Wrestling/PaulBearer was no stranger to this trope either, with his voice and mannerisms getting progressively goofier over the years. Compare this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipDWbfYitac early 1991 promo]] to this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJYB9IOR3K0 later 1994 promo]].



* In the Wrestling/Shield, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose was a mercenary type character who was able to put on a normal face, but was obviously unhinged and just waiting for an excuse to hurt somebody. After the Shield broke up and he didn't bother with that normal facade anymore, he began devolving into a wacky cartoon character who frequently costs himself matches by trying to perform pointless stunts that only end up hurting himself.

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* In the Wrestling/Shield, Wrestling/TheShield, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose was a mercenary type character who was able to put on a normal face, but was obviously unhinged and just waiting for an excuse to hurt somebody. After the The Shield broke up and he didn't bother with that normal facade anymore, he began devolving into a wacky cartoon character who frequently costs himself matches by trying to perform pointless stunts that only end up hurting himself.



*** To say nothing of the fact that, with Necron pre-5e backstory being a race of mindless OmnicidalManiac {{Skelebot 9000}}}s controlled by evil EnergyBeing {{Physical God}}s who feed on bio-energy, there wasn't that much of a backstory to lose.

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*** To say nothing of the fact that, with Necron pre-5e backstory being a race of mindless OmnicidalManiac {{Skelebot 9000}}}s controlled by evil EnergyBeing {{Energy Being|s}} {{Physical God}}s who feed on bio-energy, there wasn't that much of a backstory to lose.



* Gary of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' manages both CharacterDevelopment and flanderization, simultaneously. On his first appearance, he's a quiet {{geek}} who is still a virgin due to severe problems in dealing with women. However, he is also able to assert himself a little when pushed, and he sometimes demonstrates flashes of insight or snark. Over time, he gains much more confidence in dealing with women (presumably because he's often surrounded by attractive women who sometimes want his sexual services), and loses his virginity. However, his geekiness becomes worse, if anything -- he drags a non-geek date into a comics shop at least once -- and his quiet nervousness decays into total spinelessness and passivity, which the comic {{lampshade|dTrope}}s on occasion.

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* Gary of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' manages both CharacterDevelopment and flanderization, simultaneously. On his first appearance, he's a quiet {{geek}} who is still a virgin due to severe problems in dealing with women. However, he is also able to assert himself a little when pushed, and he sometimes demonstrates flashes of insight or snark. Over time, he gains much more confidence in dealing with women (presumably because he's often surrounded by attractive women who sometimes want his sexual services), and loses his virginity. However, his geekiness becomes worse, if anything -- he drags a non-geek date into a comics shop at least once -- and his quiet nervousness decays into total spinelessness and passivity, which the comic {{lampshade|dTrope}}s {{lampshade|Hanging}}s on occasion.



* GirlGenius has two cases:

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* GirlGenius ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' has two cases:



## Probably most famous is Chuck's interpretation of Captain Janeway as a supervillain on par with [[StarWars Palpatine]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]]. This originated with Janeway's inconsistent characterization over the course of the series, when viewers were expected to [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality blindly side with her]] despite the writers disagreeing over how she would act from week-to-week.

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## Probably most famous is Chuck's interpretation of Captain Janeway as a supervillain on par with [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]] and [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Dr. Wily]]. This originated with Janeway's inconsistent characterization over the course of the series, when viewers were expected to [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality blindly side with her]] despite the writers disagreeing over how she would act from week-to-week.
11th Jun '16 7:18:17 PM WillKeaton
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** In a simular fashion, Tellygunge (the user himself) tends to flanderize celebrities. For example, [[http://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/you-bet-your-own-back-episode-3-sisters-special-introduction/ In]] [[http://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/you-bet-your-own-back-episode-3-sisters-special-update/ one]] [[http://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/you-bet-your-own-back-episode-3-sisters-special-results-part-1/ of his]] [[http://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/you-bet-your-own-back-episode-3-sisters-special-results-part-2/ stories]], both traits of Holly Willoughby and the Kardashians are affected, the latter being portrayed as people who threaten others with lawsuits when things don't go their way (hell, it pretty much results them in any story they appear in, what with them saying 'lawyer' or 'lawsuit' constantly), the former [[spoiler:getting gunged at the end]].
* "Crow Syndrome" is a phrase used in the [[{{MST}} MSting]] community referring to over-exaggerating [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow's]] tendency to make slightly off-color jokes to the point where his main purpose in MSTings is to make naughty jokes and get yelled at by Joel/Mike. Would be MSTers are encouraged to use Crow Syndrome sparingly, if at all.

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** In a simular fashion, Tellygunge (the user himself) tends to flanderize celebrities. For example, [[http://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/you-bet-your-own-back-episode-3-sisters-special-introduction/ In]] [[http://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/you-bet-your-own-back-episode-3-sisters-special-update/ one]] [[http://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/you-bet-your-own-back-episode-3-sisters-special-results-part-1/ of his]] [[http://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/you-bet-your-own-back-episode-3-sisters-special-results-part-2/ stories]], stories,]] both traits of Holly Willoughby and the Kardashians are affected, the latter being portrayed as people who threaten others with lawsuits when things don't go their way (hell, it pretty much results them in any story they appear in, what with them saying 'lawyer' or 'lawsuit' constantly), the former [[spoiler:getting gunged at the end]].
* "Crow Syndrome" is a phrase used in the [[{{MST}} MSting]] community referring to over-exaggerating [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow's]] tendency to make slightly off-color jokes to the point where his main purpose in MSTings [=MSTings=] is to make naughty jokes and get yelled at by Joel/Mike. Would be MSTers [=MSTers=] are encouraged to use Crow Syndrome sparingly, if at all.
11th Jun '16 7:17:28 PM WillKeaton
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* [[ChivalrousPervert Cross Marian]] of DGrayMan suffers this. He's shown to have his JerkAss moments, but the manga also shows sympathetic sides to him as well, and that he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst. But the anime flanderized his jerkasss qualities with filler episode 27: My Mentor, General Cross, and due to cancellation, what more depth we do see of his character is cut off. Then fandom, mostly people who haven't read the manga, will flanderize Cross' flaws to a point where there's nothing good about him, and he's basically pure evil and completely heartless, sometimes abusing Allen for no reason, even being a rapist. His ChivalrousPervert quality is flanderized to the point he's completely horrid to women.

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* [[ChivalrousPervert Cross Marian]] of DGrayMan ''DGrayMan'' suffers this. He's shown to have his JerkAss moments, but the manga also shows sympathetic sides to him as well, and that he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold at worst. But the anime flanderized his jerkasss qualities with filler episode 27: My Mentor, General Cross, and due to cancellation, what more depth we do see of his character is cut off. Then fandom, mostly people who haven't read the manga, will flanderize Cross' flaws to a point where there's nothing good about him, and he's basically pure evil and completely heartless, sometimes abusing Allen for no reason, even being a rapist. His ChivalrousPervert quality is flanderized to the point he's completely horrid to women.
11th Jun '16 7:17:06 PM WillKeaton
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* Actually invoked by the [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Aperture Scientists]] in Fanfic/BlueSky. In their BrainUploading of [[spoiler: Wheatley]], they deliberately messed with his personality so that the part of him that produced terrible ideas would be dominant and would override other aspects of his personality in a crisis.

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* Actually invoked by the [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} Aperture Scientists]] in Fanfic/BlueSky. ''Fanfic/BlueSky.'' In their BrainUploading of [[spoiler: Wheatley]], they deliberately messed with his personality so that the part of him that produced terrible ideas would be dominant and would override other aspects of his personality in a crisis.



* In general, the ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' fandom takes Inuyasha's liking to [[TrademarkFavoriteFood ramen noodles]] and exaggerates it into full-blown addiction.

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* In general, the ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' fandom takes Inuyasha's liking to appreciation of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood ramen noodles]] and exaggerates it into full-blown addiction.
11th Jun '16 7:16:05 PM WillKeaton
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* Regis from TDA Bank. At first he started off as a person who would question what the bank offers. Now? He doesn't know what electronic banking is and calls Kelly every hour over the night about his balance.

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* Regis from TDA Bank. At first he started off as a person who would question what the bank offers. Now? He doesn't know what electronic banking is and calls Kelly every hour over the night about his balance.
11th Jun '16 7:15:46 PM WillKeaton
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* Creator/BillyMays had gotten a lot louder over the years. Compare his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTpXh33Mbeg earlier ads]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoV2Bp_c7aI the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KBXcpJfmj4 later ones]].
* Regis from TDA Bank. At first he started off as a person who would question what the bank offers, until now? He doesn't know what electronic banking is and calls Kelly every hour over the night about his balance.

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* Creator/BillyMays had gotten a lot louder over the years. Compare his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTpXh33Mbeg earlier ads]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoV2Bp_c7aI the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KBXcpJfmj4 later ones]].
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* Regis from TDA Bank. At first he started off as a person who would question what the bank offers, until now? offers. Now? He doesn't know what electronic banking is and calls Kelly every hour over the night about his balance.
3rd Jun '16 7:54:56 AM DesertDragon
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The trope is named for one of the examples in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Ned Flanders, who was originally just a considerate neighbor and attentive father, with his devout nature simply being that he willingly attended and paid attention in church, all to make him a [[{{Foil}} contrast to Homer]], before becoming [[TheFundamentalist obsessively religious to the point of insanity]].

Note that the key to this trope is in how the process is a gradual thing, the character starts relatively normal then gains a few quirks, the quirks become more prominent and then gradually ''become'' the character. If it is simply about how the character is different early on before the writers know what to do with them, that is CharacterizationMarchesOn.

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The trope is named for one of the examples in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Ned Flanders, who was originally just a considerate neighbor and attentive father, with his devout nature simply being that he willingly attended and paid attention in church, all to make him a [[{{Foil}} contrast to Homer]], before becoming [[TheFundamentalist obsessively religious to the point of insanity]].

being an utter jackass]].

Note that the key to this trope is in how the process is a gradual thing, the character starts relatively normal then gains with a few quirks, the quirks become more prominent and then gradually ''become'' the character. If it is simply about how the character is different early on before the writers know what to do with them, that is CharacterizationMarchesOn.
2nd Jun '16 8:45:06 AM proseccomom
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* Music/TheyMightBeGiants are often thought of as just writing funny or novelty songs, especially by non-fans, but their work also has a lot of serious, personal and political songs. Songs like James K. Polk and Istanbul are really in the minority, and Flansburgh writes almost no songs like that.
29th May '16 8:17:10 PM SirHandel3
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* A greedy character [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold has a kind side]] and often chooses what is more important instead of riches, but later, becomes even more greedy to the point that he even sacrifices friends and family just for a few more pennies.

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* A greedy character [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold has a kind side]] and often chooses what is more important instead of riches, but later, becomes even more greedy greedier to the point that he even sacrifices friends and family just for a few more pennies.
17th May '16 11:18:14 PM WillBGood
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* Music/TaylorSwift's music appears to have devolved from the usual country themes and stories her young audience can relate to being TakeThats to her several famous exes.

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* Music/TaylorSwift's music appears to have devolved from the usual country themes and stories her young audience can relate to being TakeThats {{Take That}}s to her several famous exes.



** [[HijackedByJesus Virtually every mythology in modern day media is subject to the latter.]] Hades and Set are victims of the former: [[EverybodyHatesHades the Greek god of the Underworld is frequently interpreted as the villain of the Greek pantheon]] when in fact he was feared but ''never'' unjust, while the Egyptian god of chaos and some aspects of death apparently became evil rather than a [[LawfulNeutral scary enforcer for good]] due to Egyptian religious political wars.

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** [[HijackedByJesus Virtually every mythology in modern day media is subject to the latter.]] Hades and Set are victims of the former: [[EverybodyHatesHades the Greek god of the Underworld [[EverybodyHatesHades is frequently interpreted as the villain of the Greek pantheon]] when in fact he was feared but ''never'' unjust, while the Egyptian god of chaos and some aspects of death apparently became evil rather than a [[LawfulNeutral scary enforcer for good]] due to Egyptian religious political wars.
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