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28th May '17 7:46:49 PM Discar
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** Punch is one of the legendary heroes that had helped the infamous Heterodyne Boys and was a competent and friendly fighter. Pretty much every story of the Heterodyne Boys has reduced him to the ButtMonkey and Comic Relief. When Jägermonsters who had ''met'' him try to fix it, the actors doing a play about him are not pleased. Amusingly, Agatha comes to realize she knows Punch and he is indeed nothing like the story-version of himself.
** Klaus is the feared emperor and dictator of Europe, having tight control over it and ruling with an Iron Fist. Yet whenever he appears in stories and plays within the Heterodyne stories, he usually ends up as a bragger, a coward, a ButtMonkey or all of these. The only reason why the storytellers and actors keep their heads is because he [[ActuallyPrettyFunny finds them hilarious]].

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** Punch is one of and Judy are two constructs created by the legendary heroes that had helped the infamous Heterodyne Boys Boys, and helped them save countless people from mad Sparks. Punch was a competent mute but intelligent and friendly fighter. kind, known among his friends for building toys for orphan children, while Judy was severe but compassionate, and eventually retired to become a teacher. Pretty much every story of the Heterodyne Boys has reduced him them both to the status of ButtMonkey and Comic Relief. ComicRelief, and they're generally just referred to as "dopey monsters." When Jägermonsters who had actually ''met'' him try them talk to fix it, the actors doing a who play about him them, the actors are not pleased. Amusingly, Agatha comes aghast. One tries to realize she knows Punch and he is indeed nothing like get permission to have the story-version character dictate a treatise on the dignity of himself.
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** Klaus Wulfenbach is the feared emperor and dictator of Europe, having tight control over it and ruling with astonishing competence and surprising compassion backed up by an Iron Fist. iron fist when people don't cooperate (which is often--most rulers are {{Mad Scientist}}s, after all, with emphasis on the mad). Yet whenever he appears in stories and plays within the Heterodyne stories, he is usually ends up portrayed as a bragger, braggart, a coward, and a ButtMonkey or all of these. ButtMonkey. The only reason why the storytellers and actors keep their heads is because he Klaus secretly [[ActuallyPrettyFunny finds them this portrayal hilarious]].
27th May '17 5:05:19 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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* A character who might've been pretty cool with some sexual/kinky stuff every now and then now can't stop thinking about them and might casually slip in [[DoubleEntendre sexual innuendos]] into every conversation.

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* A character who might've been pretty cool with some sexual/kinky stuff every now and then now can't stop thinking about them and might [[CasualKink casually slip in in]] [[DoubleEntendre sexual innuendos]] into every conversation.
27th May '17 3:06:39 PM nombretomado
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* Jay and Silent Bob received quite a bit of flanderization over the course of Kevin Smith's ''Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse'' film series.

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* Jay and Silent Bob received quite a bit of flanderization over the course of Kevin Smith's ''Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse'' ''Film/TheViewAskewniverse'' film series.
24th Apr '17 4:28:46 AM miruvor
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** Vimes starts out as an intelligent and honest but nonetheless flawed man, with a deep sense of righteous anger at the unfairness of the world. As the series progresses his righteous anger is inflated to the point of making him into a semi-Messianic figure incapable of doing wrong - in Thud! he alone is able to resist very powerful soul-possessing demonic superbeings, who regard Vimes as a worthy opponent and endow him with supernatural crime-detection powers.
4th Apr '17 1:04:42 PM HotelCalifornia
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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 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.
** Invoked with Eric the Hedgehog, who was completely retconned from a MarySue AuthorAvatar into a flanderized DeconstructiveParody of Sonic fan characters for the rewrite.
15th Mar '17 6:42:07 AM crisisthevillain
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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. 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]] a [[ImplacableMan nigh-unstoppable]] zombie type of character 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]].



* In 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 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 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 Shield broke up and he didn't bother with that normal facade anymore, he began devolving briefly into a wacky cartoon "lunatic" character who frequently costs himself matches by trying to perform pointless stunts that only end up hurting himself.
12th Mar '17 6:39:13 PM Valiona
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* In ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'' there's a few cases of this.
** In canon, Aang is a somewhat naive and childish but highly compassionate boy who gradually embraces his destiny as the Avatar while balancing it with his desire to preserve his all but extinct culture, and his love for Katara. In this fic, Aang is practically obsessed with Air Nomad teachings to the point of forcing them on others, is almost a stalker towards Katara, and acts even less mature than in canon.
** In canon, Mai, despite being forced to repress her emotions for the sake of her family's social status, does often find that Zuko brings them out (which include her negative emotions), and also possesses a dry, snarky wit. In this fic, Mai's a snarky jerk whose relationship with Zuko is dysfunctional at best.
10th Mar '17 6:48:12 PM katnissfire
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* A competent villain that came close to defeating the hero, somehow becomes more and more incompetent and [[HarmlessVillain gets defeated easily all the time]], without the justification of [[TaughtByExperience the hero becoming stronger]].

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* A competent villain that came close to defeating the hero, [[VillainDecay somehow becomes more and more incompetent incompetent]] and [[HarmlessVillain gets defeated easily all the time]], without the justification of [[TaughtByExperience the hero becoming stronger]].
4th Mar '17 12:17:04 AM PsiPaula4
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See also NeverLiveItDown for when the character is more associated with some action or event than the character actually changing, and UnintentionallySympathetic, when realistic quirks are mishandled by the writers. Compare/contrast EarlyInstallmentWeirdness (as it applies to characters), with early depictions of a character being different from later ones simply because the producers hadn't figured out what role they should play in the story.

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See also NeverLiveItDown for when the character is more associated with some action or event than the character actually changing, and UnintentionallySympathetic, when realistic quirks are mishandled by the writers. Compare/contrast Compare TemporarilyExaggeratedTrait, which is like flanderization but only done temporarily. Compare and contrast EarlyInstallmentWeirdness (as it applies to characters), with early depictions of a character being different from later ones simply because the producers hadn't figured out what role they should play in the story.
23rd Feb '17 11:02:50 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* [[Film/ChildsPlay2 The first]] [[Film/ChildsPlay3 two sequels]] to the horror classic ''Film/ChildsPlay'' flanderized Chucky into becoming a StupidEvil villain who was incredibly incompetent and never achieved his main objective, and instead wasted time going on killing sprees rather than possessing Andy. The [[Film/BrideOfChucky horror]] [[Film/SeedOfChucky comedies]] played the whole killer doll concept for laughs, possibly because the writers realized how silly the franchise was becoming. But then came ''Film/CurseOfChucky'', which brought Chucky [[CharacterRerailment right back on track.]]
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