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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.]]
22nd Feb '17 12:33:06 AM SlashCo
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* ''Webcomic/Whomp'' and its titular chacter, Ronnie. Starting off the series as an introverted, geeky and somewhat overweight otaku, all of these characteristics get exaggerated to comic proportions over time, until he is literally unable to interact with people in a normal manner, his eating is out of control and his Japanophilia borders on manic obsession.

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* ''Webcomic/Whomp'' ''Whomp'' and its titular chacter, Ronnie. Starting off the series as an introverted, geeky and somewhat overweight otaku, all of these characteristics get exaggerated to comic proportions over time, until he is literally unable to interact with people in a normal manner, his eating is out of control and his Japanophilia borders on manic obsession.
22nd Feb '17 12:31:51 AM SlashCo
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* ''Webcomic/Whomp'' and its titular chacter, Ronnie. Starting off the series as an introverted, geeky and somewhat overweight otaku, all of these characteristics get exaggerated to comic proportions over time, until he is literally unable to interact with people in a normal manner, his eating is out of control and his Japanophilia borders on manic obsession.
27th Jan '17 5:22:23 AM Crocket_Lawnchair
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* A competent villain that came close to defeating the hero, somehow becomes more and more incompetent and [[GoldfishPoopGang 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, somehow becomes more and more incompetent and [[GoldfishPoopGang [[HarmlessVillain gets defeated easily all the time]], without the justification of [[TaughtByExperience the hero becoming stronger]].
23rd Jan '17 7:52:26 AM ansang
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22nd Jan '17 11:10:31 AM Pinokio
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* In ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', Donatello demonstrated a certain knack with mechanical contraptions, as emphasized in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 cartoon]] and toy line. In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', Donatello speaks in a nerdy voice, and wears high tech, spectacle-like goggles to emphasize that he is a nerd.
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