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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.
10th May '16 9:18:22 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has played with this trope over the years. With some characters it's played straight: the PointyHairedBoss went from an ordinary BadBoss to a [[TooDumbToLive complete moron]], while Wally from BrilliantButLazy to [[TheSlacker just lazy]]. Alice went from being a brilliant engineer with a low tolerance for stupidity to being defined by regularly screaming and punching people (or injuring/killing them with just a look.) On the other hand, Dilbert himself has become less of a nerd and more a mixture of {{Everyman}} and OnlySaneMan.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has played with this trope over the years. With some characters it's played straight: the PointyHairedBoss went from an ordinary BadBoss to a [[TooDumbToLive complete moron]], while Wally went from BrilliantButLazy to [[TheSlacker just lazy]]. Alice went from being a brilliant engineer with a low tolerance for stupidity to being defined by regularly screaming and punching people (or injuring/killing them with just a look.) On the other hand, Dilbert himself has become less of a nerd and more a mixture of {{Everyman}} and OnlySaneMan.
10th May '16 9:17:21 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has played with this trope over the years. With some characters it's played straight: the PointyHairedBoss went from an ordinary BadBoss to a [[TooDumbToLive complete moron]], while Wally's sole defining trait has become [[TheSlacker laziness]]. Alice went from being a brilliant engineer with a low tolerance for stupidity to being defined by regularly screaming and punching people (or injuring/killing them with just a look.) On the other hand, Dilbert himself has become less of a nerd and more a mixture of {{Everyman}} and OnlySaneMan.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' has played with this trope over the years. With some characters it's played straight: the PointyHairedBoss went from an ordinary BadBoss to a [[TooDumbToLive complete moron]], while Wally's sole defining trait has become Wally from BrilliantButLazy to [[TheSlacker laziness]].just lazy]]. Alice went from being a brilliant engineer with a low tolerance for stupidity to being defined by regularly screaming and punching people (or injuring/killing them with just a look.) On the other hand, Dilbert himself has become less of a nerd and more a mixture of {{Everyman}} and OnlySaneMan.
8th May '16 10:38:21 AM Spindriver
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* Gary, from ''Webcomic/MenageA3''. He was always a geek, but early in the series he seems to be more or less well-adjusted to the RealLife, work, romance, etcetera. As the series kept going, he was starting to look more and more stereotypical "geeky", to the grade his idea of a romantic place to take a girl out is a visit to a Comic Store. Not that Comics Stores are bad places per se, but isn't exactly a good location for a first date.

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* Gary, from ''Webcomic/MenageA3''. He was always a geek, but early in the series he seems to be more or less well-adjusted to the RealLife, work, romance, etcetera. As the series kept going, he was starting to look more Gary of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' manages both CharacterDevelopment and more stereotypical "geeky", to the grade flanderization, simultaneously. On his idea of a romantic place to take a girl out is a visit to a Comic Store. Not that Comics Stores are bad places per se, but isn't exactly a good location for a first date.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.
1st May '16 5:19:55 AM aye_amber
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* Music/{{NWA}}, on the album ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'', mostly stuck to an aggressive GangstaRap style they called "reality rap", and used quite a few songs to explicitly criticise the conditions and harrassment endured by the black population of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. Then Music/IceCube bailed, and they became ridiculously over-the-top, violence-celebrating {{Horrorcore}} with ''Efil4zaggin''.[[note]]Basically, they went from GangstaRap Type 1 to Type 3.[[/note]]

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* Music/{{NWA}}, on the album ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'', mostly stuck to an aggressive GangstaRap style they called "reality rap", and used quite a few songs to explicitly criticise the conditions and harrassment endured by the black population of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. Then Music/IceCube bailed, and they became ridiculously over-the-top, violence-celebrating {{Horrorcore}} with ''Efil4zaggin''.''[=Efil=]4zaggin.'' [[note]]Basically, they went from GangstaRap Type 1 to Type 3.3. [[/note]]
27th Apr '16 7:19:34 AM AllenbysEyes88
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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/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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** She's shown more self-awareness about this in her later albums. "Blank Space" in particular [[SelfDeprecation sends up the image of her]] as the girlfriend from hell, and other tracks on ''1989'' recognize Swift's tendency for crash-and-burn romance ("Style," "Wildest Dreams") or blame herself for relationship foul-ups ("I Wish You Would").
16th Apr '16 2:05:45 PM swoope95
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* A character is intelligent, but in realistic levels, later he/she becomes extremely intelligent, being comparable to many famous scientists, or even exaggerated to the point of being able to build wondrous gadgets at his house.

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* A character is intelligent, but in realistic levels, later he/she becomes extremely intelligent, being comparable to many famous scientists, or even exaggerated to the point of being able to build wondrous gadgets at his his/her house.
21st Mar '16 6:13:58 AM MoonByte
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* GirlGenius has two cases:
** 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 ususally 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]].
14th Mar '16 12:55:14 AM Gravityman
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* A lot of people feel this way about Wrestling/DeanAmbrose from the end of 2014 forward. While he did do some ridiculous and often funny things to Wrestling/SethRollins in their feud, they fit in his gimmick as a CloudCuckooLander WildCard and it was still a very personal blood feud and the 'wacky pranks' Dean pulled were mostly very creative ways for him to get his hands on Seth. Even starting toward the end of the feud, Ambrose would opt out of physically hurting Seth in lieu of pulling a prank on him, which after that feud ended seemed to grow and take over his gimmick. Ambrose's weirdness was eventually watered down to just saying wacky things, a fondness for blunt objects, and pulling pranks on people.

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* A lot of people feel this way about In the Wrestling/Shield, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose from 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 of 2014 forward. While he did do some ridiculous and often funny things to Wrestling/SethRollins in their feud, they fit in his gimmick as a CloudCuckooLander WildCard and it was still a very personal blood feud and the 'wacky pranks' Dean pulled were mostly very creative ways for him to get his hands on Seth. Even starting toward the end of the feud, Ambrose would opt out of physically up hurting Seth in lieu of pulling a prank on him, which after that feud ended seemed to grow and take over his gimmick. Ambrose's weirdness was eventually watered down to just saying wacky things, a fondness for blunt objects, and pulling pranks on people.himself.
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