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* In [[TheAnimeOfTheGame The anime adaptation]] of ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', during a period of time in which one of protaganist Endou's best friend has leaves while they're already falling apart with attempting to defeat the [[ItMakesSenseInContext evil extraterrestrial soccer team that's trying to take over the country]]. Endou goes through a period of extreme depression where he doesn't eat, sleep or talk to anyone for days on end. Considering his role as ThePollyanna who's always remaining ridiculously optimistic and positive to a degree that startles most of the other characters, this was a pretty major deal.

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* In [[TheAnimeOfTheGame The anime adaptation]] of ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', during a period of time in which one of protaganist protagonist Endou's best friend has leaves while they're already falling apart with attempting to defeat the [[ItMakesSenseInContext evil extraterrestrial soccer team that's trying to take over the country]]. Endou goes through a period of extreme depression where he doesn't eat, sleep or talk to anyone for days on end. Considering his role as ThePollyanna who's always remaining ridiculously optimistic and positive to a degree that startles most of the other characters, this was a pretty major deal.



* In ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheInvincibleTechnomage'', Harry says Tony Stark (Comicbook/IronMan) told him it's good not to make the other guy hate oneself, because it's bad business, and thus makes nice with Snape early-on. After Harry overrides the limits on his armor to defeat the troll, and is harmed by it, Tony comes in, blames Dumbledore for it, and when Dumbledore tries Legilimency on him, as a first resort, because he can't believe the arrogant Muggle is talking to him that way. Tony's response is to shrug off the mind control, and threaten to tear Hogwarts down if Dumbledore tries that on Harry. Not only is this OOC for standard Dumbledore, but Tony is acting out of his ''own characterization in the fic'', since destroying/disrupting the only magical school in the British Isles instead of just having the corrupt Headmaster removed would certainly make people hate him. That said, you can hardly blame him for losing his temper after Harry came extremely close to getting killed.

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* In ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheInvincibleTechnomage'', ''Fanfic/HarryPotterandtheInvincibleTechnomage'', Harry says Tony Stark (Comicbook/IronMan) told him it's good not to make the other guy hate oneself, because it's bad business, and thus makes nice with Snape early-on. After Harry overrides the limits on his armor to defeat the troll, and is harmed by it, Tony comes in, blames Dumbledore for it, and when Dumbledore tries Legilimency on him, as a first resort, because he can't believe the arrogant Muggle is talking to him that way. Tony's response is to shrug off the mind control, and threaten to tear Hogwarts down if Dumbledore tries that on Harry. Not only is this OOC for standard Dumbledore, but Tony is acting out of his ''own characterization in the fic'', since destroying/disrupting the only magical school in the British Isles instead of just having the corrupt Headmaster removed would certainly make people hate him. That said, you can hardly blame him for losing his temper after Harry came extremely close to getting killed.



* A [[http://panmilus.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-adventures-of-gyro.html Fan comic]] simply titled "[[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfGyro The Adventures of Gyro]]" has [[Characters/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Gyro Gearloose]] a lovable, kind inventor kidnapping children, burning down Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s Money Bin and trying to kill several characters all while acting completely mean spirited, psychotic and eerily hollow. His behavior is however so uncharacteristic, over the top twisted and nonsencial that it's actually [[RuleOfFunny makes the whole thing hilarious]], especially for people who know the character well.

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* A [[http://panmilus.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-adventures-of-gyro.html Fan comic]] simply titled "[[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfGyro The Adventures of Gyro]]" has [[Characters/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Gyro Gearloose]] a lovable, kind inventor kidnapping children, burning down Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s Money Bin and trying to kill several characters all while acting completely mean spirited, psychotic and eerily hollow. His behavior is however so uncharacteristic, over the top twisted and nonsencial nonsensical that it's actually [[RuleOfFunny makes the whole thing hilarious]], especially for people who know the character well.



* ''Fanfic/AzumangaUndPanzer''

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* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' has SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} asking Omega Red if he'd like to kill some babies. [[EvenEvilHasStandards That is the one line Deadpool would never cross.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'' has SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} asking Omega Red if he'd like to kill some babies. [[EvenEvilHasStandards That is the one line Deadpool would never cross.]]



* Done for drama in ''Film/TheTrumanShow''. Truman's best friend Marlon is portrayed as an average guy who stocks vending machines for a living and brings beers for parties. And yet in one scene, he suddenly begins to wax philosophical and highly educated stuff in his speech about how if everybody's in on it, he would be too (due to the director Christof feeding him lines). While it's highly emotional and artistic, to both Truman and the audience, it sounds all ''wrong'' for the character to say such things. It only highlights show poorly-written and contrived the idea of bringing Truman's father back into the show was.

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* Done for drama in ''Film/TheTrumanShow''. Truman's best friend Marlon is portrayed as an average guy who stocks vending machines for a living and brings beers for parties. And yet in one scene, he suddenly begins to wax philosophical and highly educated stuff in his speech about how if everybody's in on it, he would be too (due to the director Christof feeding him lines). While it's highly emotional and artistic, to both Truman and the audience, it sounds all ''wrong'' for the character to say such things. It only highlights show how poorly-written and contrived the idea of bringing Truman's father back into the show was.



* In Season 2 of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', Branson the family chauffuer has an odd moment in telling Lady Sybil that her work as a nurse is worthless. This is the same woman he's spent years encouraging to experience the real world, stand up for women's rights and establish her independence. The writers admitted they filmed a scene when Branson apologized but they ran out of time during the episode.

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* In Season 2 of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', Branson the family chauffuer chauffeur has an odd moment in telling Lady Sybil that her work as a nurse is worthless. This is the same woman he's spent years encouraging to experience the real world, stand up for women's rights and establish her independence. The writers admitted they filmed a scene when Branson apologized but they ran out of time during the episode.



** The episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E17TheOutcast}} The Outcast]]" has Worf break character for a scene in order to dismiss a certain method of playing poker as "a woman's game" (i.e. a weak one) in order to enforce the Aesop that the Federation [[NotSoDifferent isn't as advanced in its gender politics as any other, "less evolved" spacefaring culture]]. It's jarring hearing it from a Starfleet character since we rarely, if ever, see sexism in the fleet, but it's ''especially'' jarring coming from a Klingon character like Worf, as he comes from a culture with a completely different history than Earth's [[FridgeLogic where sexism never really caught on in the first place.]]

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** The episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E17TheOutcast}} "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E17TheOutcast The Outcast]]" has Worf break character for a scene in order to dismiss a certain method of playing poker as "a woman's game" (i.e. a weak one) in order to enforce the Aesop that the Federation [[NotSoDifferent isn't as advanced in its gender politics as any other, "less evolved" spacefaring culture]]. It's jarring hearing it from a Starfleet character since we rarely, if ever, see sexism in the fleet, but it's ''especially'' jarring coming from a Klingon character like Worf, as he comes from a culture with a completely different history than Earth's [[FridgeLogic where sexism never really caught on in the first place.]]



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode
** Happened in the original script of "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E23AllOurYesterdays}} All Our Yesterdays]]" with Spock falling in love and kissing Zarabeth but averted in the filmed episode at Creator/LeonardNimoy's insistence. Instead, his behavior was {{hand wave}}d with the explanation that, having gone back in time, he became like the savage Vulcans of that time.
** Spock has several interesting examples. In [[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage}}the original un-aired pilot]], he broadly grinned when touching a strange, quivering plant, and in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap}} The Man Trap]]" he began violently striking a monster-disguised-as-a-woman to prove that she really wasn't [=McCoy=]'s long-lost love, the "woman" in question showing no ill effects and casually throwing Spock across the room in retaliation. These can be attributed to the fact that it was early in the series and Spock's character -- not to mention Vulcan culture in general -- hadn't been fully realized. Then in the Season 2 episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime}} Amok Time]]", a visibly distraught Spock thinks he has killed Kirk during a Pon Farr duel in which Spock was basically out of his mind thanks to crazy Vulcan hormones, but when Kirk unexpectedly shows up alive and well, Spock smiles with joy and excitedly rushes towards his friend before quickly regaining control of his emotions and apologizing for his embarrassing outburst. This, of course, was to show the depth of the friendship between he and Kirk.
** In the episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E19RequiemForMethuselah}} Requiem for Methuselah]]", Kirk completely ignores the fact that his crew is in danger and keeps hitting on Rayna. Even though Kirk is a well-established horndog, he would never put that above duty to his ship and friends.
** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E16TheMarkOfGideon}} The Mark of Gideon]]", wherein Kirk lets an overpopulated race start a pandemic. First of all, Kirk himself survived a similar massacre and was very angry at the man who did it, and second of all, he doesn't so easily accept no-win scenarios.

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** Happened in the original script of "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E23AllOurYesterdays}} "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E23AllOurYesterdays All Our Yesterdays]]" with Spock falling in love and kissing Zarabeth but averted in the filmed episode at Creator/LeonardNimoy's insistence. Instead, his behavior was {{hand wave}}d with the explanation that, having gone back in time, he became like the savage Vulcans of that time.
** Spock has several interesting examples. In [[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage}}the [[Recap/StarTrekS1E0TheCage the original un-aired pilot]], he broadly grinned when touching a strange, quivering plant, and in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap}} "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E1TheManTrap The Man Trap]]" he began violently striking a monster-disguised-as-a-woman to prove that she really wasn't [=McCoy=]'s long-lost love, the "woman" in question showing no ill effects and casually throwing Spock across the room in retaliation. These can be attributed to the fact that it was early in the series and Spock's character -- not to mention Vulcan culture in general -- hadn't been fully realized. Then in the Season 2 episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime}} "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E1AmokTime Amok Time]]", a visibly distraught Spock thinks he has killed Kirk during a Pon Farr duel in which Spock was basically out of his mind thanks to crazy Vulcan hormones, but when Kirk unexpectedly shows up alive and well, Spock smiles with joy and excitedly rushes towards his friend before quickly regaining control of his emotions and apologizing for his embarrassing outburst. This, of course, was to show the depth of the friendship between he and Kirk.
** In the episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E19RequiemForMethuselah}} "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E19RequiemForMethuselah Requiem for Methuselah]]", Kirk completely ignores the fact that his crew is in danger and keeps hitting on Rayna. Even though Kirk is a well-established horndog, he would never put that above duty to his ship and friends.
** "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E16TheMarkOfGideon}} "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E16TheMarkOfGideon The Mark of Gideon]]", wherein Kirk lets an overpopulated race start a pandemic. First of all, Kirk himself survived a similar massacre and was very angry at the man who did it, and second of all, he doesn't so easily accept no-win scenarios.



* ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}''

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** In a presumably less intentional example, in the episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove}} Fool For Love]]", when Riley is prowling the cemetery for vampires while Buffy is injured, he brings along Willow, Xander, and Anya, who instead of using their long experience to help him, chatter, crunch on chips loudly, don't take cover, and generally act like stupid muggle amateurs. Even though Willow and Xander at least not only saved the slayer's ass numerous times and dealt with vampires for five years, but actually once ''hunted them without Buffy for an entire summer'', with a 60% success rate. They never had and never would act like that again, and presumably were only played that way to make Riley, who many fans consider TheScrappy, look good. Alternatively, it made Riley look overly militarized, as opposed to the generally more laid-back Scoobies.

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** In a presumably less intentional example, in the episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove}} "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E7FoolForLove Fool For Love]]", when Riley is prowling the cemetery for vampires while Buffy is injured, he brings along Willow, Xander, and Anya, who instead of using their long experience to help him, chatter, crunch on chips loudly, don't take cover, and generally act like stupid muggle amateurs. Even though Willow and Xander at least not only saved the slayer's ass numerous times and dealt with vampires for five years, but actually once ''hunted them without Buffy for an entire summer'', with a 60% success rate. They never had and never would act like that again, and presumably were only played that way to make Riley, who many fans consider TheScrappy, look good. Alternatively, it made Riley look overly militarized, as opposed to the generally more laid-back Scoobies.



** The episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E15IWasMadeToLoveYou}} I Was Made To Love You]]" featured several characters acting out of character - Anya makes a deliberate effort not to be jealous around Xander, Tara surprises everyone by swearing, and it is probably the first time we see Willow openly checking out another girl. This was deliberate on the writer's part, as the theme of the episode was women attempting to change themselves.

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** The episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E15IWasMadeToLoveYou}} "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS5E15IWasMadeToLoveYou I Was Made To Love You]]" featured several characters acting out of character - Anya makes a deliberate effort not to be jealous around Xander, Tara surprises everyone by swearing, and it is probably the first time we see Willow openly checking out another girl. This was deliberate on the writer's part, as the theme of the episode was women attempting to change themselves.



* ''Series/RobinHood''

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* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''

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* ''Series/ICarly''

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** "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" has a very unusual characterisation for the Fourth Doctor. Generally portrayed as a silly RebelliousSpirit with little respect for social mores, a hatred of violence and a desire to rise above his environment, in "Weng-Chiang" he [[ChangedMyJumper dresses sans scarf]] (in a WholeCostumeReference to Literature/SherlockHolmes) and becomes surly, violent and authoritarian. He barely looks at Leela, except for when he's trying to use PygmalionPlot to convert her into an ideal Victorian woman, and constantly tries to [[StayInTheKitchen push her away]] despite how capable he is (telling her to "wait there" so many times that it became a ShallowParody joke of the show from this storyline alone). He immediately jumps to the conclusion that he needs to kill a mutated creature with a rifle instead of considering a peaceful solution, and when he gets his hands on the gun he coos over its workmanship in [[PatrioticFervour rather imperialist]] terms. He actually tries to call the Police to deal with the villains for him at one point, and makes bigoted jokes at the expense of the Chinese. He is also unnecessarily rude to Litefoot, vandalising his furniture, taking advantage of his Victorian politeness, and yelling at him. It is unclear why this is, as the story was written by Creator/RobertHolmes, the writer who created the Fourth Doctor's character; he may have been writing the Doctor as a parody of Sherlock Holmes to support the {{Pastiche}} tone of the story, trusting that Creator/TomBaker would be able to play it to make it feel like the Doctor (Baker, who normally hated any stories where the Doctor was violent, was a big fan of the ''Sherlock Holmes'' books and loved the opportunity to play Holmes so much that he had no interest in trying to WagTheDirector). There is also some suggestion that it was a new characterisation that was being floated for later showrunners, or for a potential Season 15 under Creator/PhilipHinchcliffe; the Fourth Doctor's personality had been gradually becoming less silly and more Gothic and Victorian over the course of Hinchcliffe's run, and the scarfless costume from this story was being talked about as a permanent new outfit for later seasons. Either way, it didn't stick, since he's back to being silly and kind next season.

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** "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" has a very unusual characterisation for the Fourth Doctor. Generally portrayed as a silly RebelliousSpirit with little respect for social mores, a hatred of violence and a desire to rise above his environment, in "Weng-Chiang" he [[ChangedMyJumper dresses sans scarf]] (in a WholeCostumeReference to Literature/SherlockHolmes) and becomes surly, violent and authoritarian. He barely looks at Leela, except for when he's trying to use PygmalionPlot to convert her into an ideal Victorian woman, and constantly tries to [[StayInTheKitchen push her away]] despite how capable he is (telling her to "wait there" so many times that it became a ShallowParody joke of the show from this storyline alone). He immediately jumps to the conclusion that he needs to kill a mutated creature with a rifle instead of considering a peaceful solution, and when he gets his hands on the gun he coos over its workmanship in [[PatrioticFervour [[PatrioticFervor rather imperialist]] terms. He actually tries to call the Police to deal with the villains for him at one point, and makes bigoted jokes at the expense of the Chinese. He is also unnecessarily rude to Litefoot, vandalising his furniture, taking advantage of his Victorian politeness, and yelling at him. It is unclear why this is, as the story was written by Creator/RobertHolmes, the writer who created the Fourth Doctor's character; he may have been writing the Doctor as a parody of Sherlock Holmes to support the {{Pastiche}} tone of the story, trusting that Creator/TomBaker would be able to play it to make it feel like the Doctor (Baker, who normally hated any stories where the Doctor was violent, was a big fan of the ''Sherlock Holmes'' books and loved the opportunity to play Holmes so much that he had no interest in trying to WagTheDirector). There is also some suggestion that it was a new characterisation that was being floated for later showrunners, or for a potential Season 15 under Creator/PhilipHinchcliffe; the Fourth Doctor's personality had been gradually becoming less silly and more Gothic and Victorian over the course of Hinchcliffe's run, and the scarfless costume from this story was being talked about as a permanent new outfit for later seasons. Either way, it didn't stick, since he's back to being silly and kind next season.



* One ''Series/SesameStreet'' segment had Bert voluntarily join Ernie in playing a game demonstrating heavy and light, when Bert normally refuses to participate in Ernie's games. Could be Bert realizing that not volunteering usually means he ends up joining in unintentionally. (Of course, [[ButtMonkey actually participating doesn't work out so well for him anyway...]]).

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One ''Series/SesameStreet'' segment had Bert voluntarily join Ernie in playing a game demonstrating heavy and light, when Bert normally refuses to participate in Ernie's games. Could be Bert realizing that not volunteering usually means he ends up joining in unintentionally. (Of course, [[ButtMonkey actually participating doesn't work out so well for him anyway...]]).






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* Early on in episode three of ''[[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead The Walking Dead]]'', assuming you saved her over Doug in episode one, Carley worries that the combined stress of the last several weeks is nearly sending Lilly over the edge. She notes that she respects Lilly and her efforts to take on the responsibilities of being the group's leader, and she asks Lee to help Lilly out in whatever ways he can. Less than an hour of gameplay later, she inexplicably forgets this entire conversation and proceeds to explode at Lilly just after the latter has clearly cracked from the stress. [[spoiler:Lilly then shoots Carley, which explains the reason for Carley's OoC moment here. Having a path split so early in the game continue to force dual voice recordings of every scene for another three episodes would've created serious budgeting and logistical issues, so Carley/Doug had to die at this point.]]

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* Early on in episode three of ''[[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead The Walking Dead]]'', ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', assuming you saved her over Doug in episode one, Carley worries that the combined stress of the last several weeks is nearly sending Lilly over the edge. She notes that she respects Lilly and her efforts to take on the responsibilities of being the group's leader, and she asks Lee to help Lilly out in whatever ways he can. Less than an hour of gameplay later, she inexplicably forgets this entire conversation and proceeds to explode at Lilly just after the latter has clearly cracked from the stress. [[spoiler:Lilly then shoots Carley, which explains the reason for Carley's OoC moment here. Having a path split so early in the game continue to force dual voice recordings of every scene for another three episodes would've created serious budgeting and logistical issues, so Carley/Doug had to die at this point.]]



* An EnforcedTrope in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''. Since it is a fight ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to the death]]'' between two fictional characters, any characters who display ThouShaltNotKill or TechnicalPacifist tendencies in their home works will have them removed, leading to a lot of BewareTheNiceOnes moments. The crowner for this would be [[spoiler:the otherwise utterly gentle [[Franchise/{{Mario}} Princess Peach]] kicking [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Princess Zelda]] in the face so hard that it splatters the latter's head like a watermelon.]]

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* An EnforcedTrope in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''. Since it is a fight ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin to the death]]'' between two fictional characters, any characters who display ThouShaltNotKill or TechnicalPacifist tendencies in their home works will have them removed, leading to a lot of BewareTheNiceOnes moments. The crowner for this would be [[spoiler:the otherwise utterly gentle [[Franchise/{{Mario}} [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]] kicking [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Princess Zelda]] in the face so hard that it splatters the latter's head like a watermelon.]]watermelon]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower''

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "Soccer Boy", TJ acts very out of character. Mikey (one of his best friends) is excluded from their football team because he isn't good at sports. TJ not only ''allows'' this to happen but supports the decision as well. This is the same boy who has shown UndyingLoyalty towards his friends in the face of expulsion, public humiliation and social rejection. A lot of fans were scratching their heads at that one.

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In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "Soccer Boy", TJ acts very out of character. Mikey (one of his best friends) is excluded from their football team because he isn't good at sports. TJ not only ''allows'' this to happen but supports the decision as well. This is the same boy who has shown UndyingLoyalty towards his friends in the face of expulsion, public humiliation and social rejection. A lot of fans were scratching their heads at that one.



** Likewise, Don, who is known for making sure that everyone played fair and penalizing cheaters, never planned to arrest the Ice Dancers (namely Josee) for destroying Central Park upon their elimination, [[spoiler:under the hands of a flat tire and the Police Cadets.]] Instead, his idea of a punishment [for the Ice Dancers] is making them watch their sworn enemy win the season.

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** Likewise, Don, who is known for making sure that everyone played fair and penalizing cheaters, never planned to arrest the Ice Dancers (namely Josee) for destroying Central Park upon their elimination, [[spoiler:under the hands of a flat tire and the Police Cadets.]] Cadets]]. Instead, his idea of a punishment [for the Ice Dancers] is making them watch their sworn enemy win the season.



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** Blossom has such a moment in "A Very Special Blossom" when she falls off the straight and narrow to make the professor happy for Father's Day (stealing golf clubs).
*** The Professor has one in that episode too, where, upon getting the golf clubs from Blossom, starts freaking out with excitement over them, runs off to play with them and totally ignores the (burnt) breakfast that Bubbles and Buttercup made him for Father's Day. Then again, who ''would'' want to eat that?

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** Blossom has such a moment in "A Very Special Blossom" when she falls off the straight and narrow to make the professor happy for Father's Day (stealing golf clubs).
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clubs). The Professor has one in that episode too, where, upon getting the golf clubs from Blossom, starts freaking out with excitement over them, runs off to play with them and totally ignores the (burnt) breakfast that Bubbles and Buttercup made him for Father's Day. Then again, who ''would'' want to eat that?



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''
** Spongebob in "A Pal for Gary" as he blames Gary for everything that Puffy Fluffy has caused.

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** Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] in "A Pal for Gary" as he blames Gary for everything that Puffy Fluffy has caused.



* The last 10-minute episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', "Heartburn" has Mandy--usually stoic and cross--actually crying when she fears that Irwin may be her true love. This may be a case of OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness (Irwin as her true love is ''that'' bad in her opinion).
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* The last 10-minute episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', "Heartburn" has Mandy--usually stoic and cross--actually crying when she fears that Irwin may be her true love. This may be a case of OutOfCharacterIsSeriousBusiness OOCIsSeriousBusiness (Irwin as her true love is ''that'' bad in her opinion).
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': [[NiceGuy Italy]] is normally [[{{Keet}} bright]], [[{{ThePollyanna}} cheerful]], and [[GenkiGirl energetic]]. [[StepfordSmiler When]] [[RageBreakingPoint he]] [[SelfDeprecation isn't]]...
** Such an example happened after Germany pulled out a Browning Hi Power on Japan while Japan pulled out his katana on Germany.
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** Kaeloo normally tries to portray herself as pure and innocent, but in Episode 141, while on a parody of ''Series/TheVoice'', she ends up [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar wearing a revealing outfit and performing a sexually suggestive dance]] because she thinks it'll help her win.
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** One famous scene depicts UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} finding people treating the Temple like a marketplace. He proceeds to make a whip out of reeds and use it to shoo them out.

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** One famous scene depicts UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} finding people treating the Temple like a marketplace. He proceeds to make a whip out of reeds and use it to shoo them out.out, while also overturning all their tables and generally making a huge mess of things.
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*** Additionally, in the Majin Buu saga, she, previously shown to be an overbearing EducationMama, tells Gohan to skip school and train for the World Martial Arts tournament. Also played for laughs and lampshaded by Gohan. The prize money of ten million zeni ''probably'' had something to do with it.

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*** ** Additionally, in the Majin Buu saga, she, previously shown to be an overbearing EducationMama, tells Gohan to skip school and train for the World Martial Arts tournament. Also played for laughs and lampshaded by Gohan. The prize money of ten million zeni ''probably'' had something to do with it.



** Jimmy has one when he disproportionately punished all three Eds in the episode "[[Recap/EdEddnEddyS4E1IfItSmellsLikeAnEd If It Smells Like an Ed.]]" This is what [[NeverLiveItDown fans remember him best for]] despite it being the only occurrence of that and the fact that everything was PlayedForLaughs.
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*** Additionally, in the Majin Buu saga, she, previously shown to be an overbearing EducationMama, tells Gohan to skip school and train for the World Martial Arts tournament. Also played for laughs and lampshaded by Gohan. The prize money of ten million zeni ''probably'' had something to do with it.
7th Mar '18 3:55:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' has ''The Good, The Bad, and The Ponies'' where Twilight Sparkle refuses to use her magic to stop a group of criminals because "it would be abusing her power to use it on Equestrian citizens". What ''really'' makes this such an out of character moment is that all of her friends believed without a shred of doubt that she ''would'' use her magic (and even ''planned'' on it), and spend the entire story acting genuinely surprised and confused that the Element of ''Magic'' and the Princess of ''Friendship'' won't use her magic to help her friends or the innocent townsfolk who are being terrorized. In previous issues she's had no trouble using magic on others, absolutely no reason is given to even HandWave why she acted that way.

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* ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' has ''The Good, The Bad, and The Ponies'' where Twilight Sparkle refuses to use her magic to stop a group of criminals because "it would be abusing her power to use it on Equestrian citizens". What ''really'' makes this such an out of character moment is that all of her friends believed without a shred of doubt that she ''would'' use her magic (and even ''planned'' on it), and spend the entire story acting genuinely surprised and confused that the Element of ''Magic'' and the Princess of ''Friendship'' won't use her magic to help her friends or the innocent townsfolk who are being terrorized. In previous issues she's had no trouble using magic on others, absolutely no reason is given to even HandWave why she acted that way.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** It's starting to become a RunningGag that Fluttershy has a lot of seemingly out-of-character moments where she becomes (or appears to be) aggressive, violent, or evil. Most instances are either justified or subversions.
*** When she was being cruel to everyone, it was because Discord had corrupted her mind.
*** When she appeared to be beating up a bear, she was actually giving it chiropractic treatment.
*** It happens when someone harms or threatens her friends, which is established as her personal BerserkButton.
*** "Power Ponies" demonstrates that Fluttershy has a second BerserkButton: cruelty to animals. As Saddle Rager, she can't access her anger-based powers until she sees the villain swat a firefly. Cue HulkingOut.
*** In "Bats!" a MagicMisfire turns her into a hissing, fanged, bat-winged vampire -- but one that only [[VegetarianVampire sucks the juice out of apples]].
** Speaking of Fluttershy, she has a rather interesting example in The Best Night Ever. Each of the Mane Six has their night planned at the Galloping Gala and it backfires, most notably for Fluttershy, who goes from her usual shy and gentle self to [[LargeHam completely]] AxCrazy. This is justified for several reasons: (1) Since everyone was having their plans go awry, it would've broken the mood if Fluttershy was unaffected. (2) She's the kind of pony who bottles up her negative emotions, so in a way it makes sense that sooner or later she'd lose her cool. (3) [[RuleOfFunny "You're going TO LOVE ME!!!"]]
** This is explored in "Putting Your Hoof Down" where after getting some assertiveness training she becomes a total Jerkass and proceeds to shout, bully and beat up every before giving a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to two of her best friends, so maybe not out of character but a repressed, {{Jerkass}} side of her.
7th Mar '18 3:52:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Hitman2016'': The second training mission to "Assassinate" Jasper Knight has a major one. Everyone from the guards to the assassination target are ICA employees re-enacting a past assassination to test out new recruits, so when Agent 47 undeniably kills the actor playing Knight [[spoiler: by launching him out of the base on an ejector seat]] several of the guards momentarily break character to berate 47... before going back into character again.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' has Kraden, an elderly scholar weho is calm and wise. Throughout the game, you can respond yes or no to some of the questions or propositions he presents. If you say no to him every step of the way and say no to him once the party reaches Lumeria, Kraden will ''completely flip out'' at Felix and yell at him for not taking the quest to save the world seriously. He never does this again.

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* ''Hitman2016'': ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'': The second training mission to "Assassinate" Jasper Knight has a major one. Everyone from the guards to the assassination target are ICA employees re-enacting a past assassination to test out new recruits, so when Agent 47 undeniably kills the actor playing Knight [[spoiler: by launching him out of the base on an ejector seat]] several of the guards momentarily break character to berate 47... before going back into character again.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' has Kraden, an elderly scholar weho who is calm and wise. Throughout the game, you can respond yes or no to some of the questions or propositions he presents. If you say no to him every step of the way and say no to him once the party reaches Lumeria, Kraden will ''completely flip out'' at Felix and yell at him for not taking the quest to save the world seriously. He never does this again.
13th Feb '18 6:03:12 PM ultimomant
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** It happens to Kaiba in a filler episode of, Kaiba is just getting ready to fire some of his business associates for ''trying to kill him'' when they tell him that he should test out their new virtual simulator. Kaiba agrees and says he'll fire them AFTER testing out the trap... er, I mean, game. You can guess what happens.

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** In the original Japanese version of the Duelist Kingdom arc, Yami Bakura wanted Mokuba so he could take the keys to controlling Kaiba Corporation. This is especially strange considering Yami Bakura is obsessed with acquiring dark magical power and artifacts and shouldn't be expected to care about a company or money. The English dub changed his motive to the more plausible "use Mokuba as a new host body".
** It happens to Kaiba in a filler episode of, episode, Kaiba is just getting ready to fire some of his business associates for ''trying to kill him'' when they tell him that he should test out their new virtual simulator. Kaiba agrees and says he'll fire them AFTER testing out the trap... er, I mean, game. You can guess what happens.



** Invoked in universe in the duel with Strings. Yami demonstrates caution by not attacking, despite his normally more bold/reckless style of play. It turns out he was guessing the opponent's strategy and knew they wanted him to attack, and so set up a counter play of his own.



** Invoked in universe in the duel with Strings. Yami demonstrates caution by not attacking, despite his normally more bold/reckless style of play. It turns out he was guessing the opponent's strategy and knew they wanted him to attack, and so set up a counter play of his own.
28th Jan '18 11:01:24 AM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' has Kraden, an elderly scholar weho is calm and wise. Throughout the game, you can respond yes or no to some of the questions or propositions he presents. If you say no to him every step of the way and say no to him once the party reaches Lumeria, Kraden will ''completely flip out'' at Felix and yell at him for not taking the quest to save the world seriously. He never does this again.
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