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17th May '17 1:55:34 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon, Beast's girlfriend is kidnapped by the [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Friends of Humanity]], at the same time Wolverine is trying to infiltrate the group as a prospective member; Logan's reaction upon hearing that Beast ''has'' a girlfriend is, "huh, will wonders never cease?" But it goes even further when Beast lashes out at the villains in rage while Wolvie plays the GuileHero by calling the team and telling them to use Cerebro to access Sabertooth's file. (Graydon Creed is his son, and Wolvie figures seeing the file will cause a VillainousBSOD for him, which it clearly does.) Jubilee can't help but comment on how crazy it is that Beast is the one going off the rails while Wolvie is the one using his head.

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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon, Beast's girlfriend is kidnapped by the [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Friends of Humanity]], at the same time Wolverine is trying to infiltrate the group by posing as a prospective member; Logan's reaction upon hearing that Beast ''has'' a girlfriend is, "huh, will wonders never cease?" But it goes even further when Beast lashes out at the villains in rage while Wolvie plays the GuileHero by calling the team and telling them to use Cerebro to access Sabertooth's file. (Graydon Creed is his son, and Wolvie figures seeing the file will cause Creed to suffer a VillainousBSOD for him, VillainousBSOD, which it clearly does.) Jubilee can't help but comment on how crazy it is that Beast is the one going off the rails while Wolvie is the one using his head.
17th May '17 5:15:44 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon, Beast's girlfriend is kidnapped by the [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Friends of Humanity]], at the same time Wolverine is trying to infiltrate the group as a prospective member; Logan's reaction upon hearing that Beast ''has'' a girlfriend is, "huh, will wonders never cease?" But it goes even further when Beast lashes out at the villains in rage while Wolvie plays the GuileHero by calling the team and telling them to use Cerebro to access Sabertooth's file. (Graydon Creed is his son, and Wolvie figures seeing the file will cause a VillainousBSOD for him, which it clearly does.) Jubilee can't help but comment on how crazy it is that Beast is the one going off the rails while Wolvie is the one using his head.
6th May '17 8:05:49 PM nombretomado
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* Optimus Prime is his normal noble, upstanding self in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''... Until battle is joined, at which point he's chillingly ruthless beyond almost any other incarnation, with a particular penchant for shooting/stabbing/mangling/tearing off his foes' heads. The biggest offender was [[spoiler:the end of the third film, after Megatron had shown up and actually helped in the final battle, Optimus runs up and tears him in two, for almost no reason (considering Megatron did a lot of nothing through the entire movie)]].

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* Optimus Prime is his normal noble, upstanding self in the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''...''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''... Until battle is joined, at which point he's chillingly ruthless beyond almost any other incarnation, with a particular penchant for shooting/stabbing/mangling/tearing off his foes' heads. The biggest offender was [[spoiler:the end of the third film, after Megatron had shown up and actually helped in the final battle, Optimus runs up and tears him in two, for almost no reason (considering Megatron did a lot of nothing through the entire movie)]].
2nd May '17 5:39:53 AM Troperinik
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** The episode "Let's Play Golf" had both Kaeloo and Mr. Cat be out of character. Kaeloo cheats at a game of golf, while usually disapproving of cheating and dishonesty, and Mr. Cat, who is usually a genius, says he doesn't believe that the planet is round.

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** The episode "Let's Play Golf" had both Kaeloo and Mr. Cat everyone be out of character. Kaeloo cheats at a game of golf, while usually disapproving of cheating and dishonesty, and at the beginning of the episode she actually calls Stumpy "stupid" to his face. [[TheSmartGuy Mr. Cat, who is usually a genius, Cat]] says he doesn't believe that the planet is round.round, and believes Kaeloo's lie about a flying rhinoceros. Quack Quack calls Mr. Cat out on his bullying rather than keeping quiet about it like he usually does. [[TheDitz Stumpy]] [[spoiler: doesn't believe Kaeloo's lie about the flying rhinoceros, and is the one to denounce her as a cheater]].
1st May '17 11:51:15 AM Unicorndance
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* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' had the episode "Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor". In it, the Addams parents were wanting to make Itt into a marriage therapist and they pretended to be a bickering couple, but then Morticia gets angry and thinks Gomez's acting is how he really feels. This is out of character in itself, but usually, on the rare occasions it happens, Morticia just cries while Gomez reassures her he's not like that and she perks up instantly and apologises. In this episode, however, Morticia is ''still'' angry even after Gomez's reassuring her, even to the point of her ''throwing'' things at Gomez and him sleeping on the couch. They do make up the next day, but she still calls him a "cad", implying she's still not convinced he wasn't just acting. To top it all off, she was previously the one who had to remind ''Gomez'' that they were acting, not the other way round.

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* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' had the episode "Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor". In it, the Addams parents were wanting to make Itt into a marriage therapist and they pretended to be a bickering couple, but then Morticia gets angry and thinks Gomez's acting is how he really feels. This is out of character in itself, but usually, on the rare occasions it happens, Morticia just cries while Gomez reassures her he's not like that and she perks up instantly and apologises. In this episode, however, Morticia is ''still'' angry even after Gomez's reassuring her, even to the point of her ''throwing'' things at Gomez and him sleeping on the couch. They do make up the next day, but she still calls him a "cad", implying she's still not convinced he wasn't just acting. To top it all off, she was previously the one who had to remind ''Gomez'' that they were acting, not the other way round. There's also the line she says when they're making up: "I was a fool for sending you out in your bare feet without a thought to your sinuses", which is out of character because they're both ''Addamses'' and in case you didn't know, the Addams family all ''like'' gloomy weather and are generally immune from sickness.
26th Apr '17 7:03:35 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Pretty, the AlphaBitch of the cast, is unusually nice in Episode 57. She behaves as though Kaeloo is her best friend, and actually treats Stumpy like a person.

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** The episode "Let's Play Golf" had both Kaeloo and Mr. Cat be out of character. Kaeloo cheats at a game of golf, while usually disapproving of cheating and dishonesty, and Mr. Cat, who is usually a genius, says he doesn't believe that the planet is round.
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Pretty, the AlphaBitch of the cast, is unusually nice in Episode 57. She behaves as though Kaeloo is her best friend, and actually treats Stumpy like a person.
6th Apr '17 7:20:38 PM RacattackForce
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** ComicBook/{{Starfire}} has a hugely obvious crush on her love interest, Robin, throughout the entire series. Resident {{Kuudere}}, ComicBook/{{Raven}}, is completely in control of her emotions at all times or else her powers will make things kaboom, and it takes several seasons for the closest thing she has to a family to [[IceQueen even crack the ice]]. But the show brought in the writers of the original comic book for an episode, and due to [[SexSells the nature of]] [[MostWritersAreMale the original comic book]], all of the two girls' [[CharacterDevelopment characterization]] got thrown out to have them swoon over Aqualad to try to give the audience the illusion that Aqualad is MrFanservice so that they could justly have [[PluckyComicRelief Beast Boy]] have his own OOCM to become a {{Jerkass}} until they were able to get to [[AnAesop the moral of the story]]. And that doesn't even compare to how many [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse random plots point are left behind throughout the episode at this point.]] This doesn't actually count as CharacterDerailment though, as it was only to move the plot and was only for one episode. Though, it doesn't help that most official sources count it as Canon, despite [[FanonDiscontinuity most fans' tendency to pretend it never happened.]]
** Here's an example concerning Raven. During the battle against a Cironielian Chrysalis Eater in the episode "Transformation", Raven gets a hold of some webbing with her powers and wraps it around the Chrysalis Eater. While grabbing the webbing, she says something you'd expect Beast Boy to say:
--> '''Raven:''' I think it's time we wrapped this up.
** Early episode "Forces of Nature" notably has Slade displaying magical abilities and summoning a huge fire monster depite being a BadassNormal for the rest of the series.

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** ComicBook/{{Starfire}} has a hugely very obvious crush on her love interest, Robin, throughout the entire series. Resident Robin and resident {{Kuudere}}, ComicBook/{{Raven}}, is must completely in control of her emotions at all times or else her powers will make things kaboom, and it takes several seasons for explode. Early in the closest thing she has to a family to [[IceQueen even crack the ice]]. But show's run, the show brought in the writers writer of ''The New Teen Titans'' run of the original comic book for an episode, source material.[[note]]The run is not only the most well-beloved and due to [[SexSells the nature of]] [[MostWritersAreMale the original comic book]], all iconic version of the two girls' [[CharacterDevelopment characterization]] series, but also the one that the show was based off of to begin with.[[/note]] At which point, the established characterization of the prior episodes got thrown out to have them swoon over Aqualad: playing up Aqualad to try to give the audience the illusion that Aqualad is as MrFanservice so that they could justly have and serving as the justification for [[PluckyComicRelief Beast Boy]] have his own ''own'' OOCM to become a {{Jerkass}} until they were able to get to [[AnAesop the moral of the story]]. And that doesn't even compare to how many [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse random plots point are left behind throughout the episode at this point.]] This doesn't actually count as CharacterDerailment though, as it was only to move Most fans' tend regard the plot episode as one of the show's weakest and was only for one episode. Though, it doesn't help that most official sources count it as Canon, despite [[FanonDiscontinuity most fans' tendency to pretend it never happened.]]
happened]].
** Here's an example concerning Raven. During the battle against a Cironielian Chrysalis Eater in the episode "Transformation", Raven gets a hold of some webbing with her powers and wraps it around the Chrysalis Eater. While grabbing the webbing, she says something you'd expect Beast Boy to say:
--> '''Raven:''' I think it's time we wrapped this up.
** Early episode
An early episode, "Forces of Nature" Nature", notably has Slade displaying magical abilities and summoning a huge fire monster depite monster...despite being a BadassNormal for the rest of the series.
1st Apr '17 9:12:59 PM DustSnitch
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** One famous scene depicts {{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 {{Jesus}} 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.
27th Mar '17 12:00:57 PM dibdobs
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** During the final scene of "The Waters of Mars", the Tenth Doctor shows a very selfish side unlike his usual compassionate attitude. He argues with Adelaide that he gets to decide who's important and who's not, who gets to live and die, and calls himself a winner in a tone similar to how the famous Charlie Sheen calls himself a winner. When Adelaide calls him out saying he's wrong, he simply replies, "That's for me to decide." This is portrayed as what the Doctor is like if he's both wracked with guilt and loneliness for a long time and left without a companion to regulate him. By the end he's given a sharp wake up call about just how OOC he's being and it's the start of him realizing that he needs to regenerate because he's becoming dangerously prideful from being 10 for so long.

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** During the final scene of "The Waters of Mars", the Tenth Doctor shows a very selfish side unlike his usual compassionate attitude. He argues with Adelaide that he gets to decide who's important and who's not, who gets to live and die, and calls himself a winner in a tone similar to how the famous Charlie Sheen calls himself a winner. When Adelaide calls him out saying he's wrong, he simply replies, "That's for me to decide." This is portrayed as what the Doctor is like if he's both wracked with guilt and loneliness for a long time and left without a companion to regulate him. By the end he's given a sharp wake up call about just how OOC he's being and it's the start of him realizing that he needs to regenerate because he's becoming dangerously prideful from being 10 for so long. Made even more alarming when you realize that, at the time of his regeneration, 10 lived less than a decade. As the Eleventh Doctor would later put it, he had "vanity issues" which caused him an abnormal amount of attachment to a specific incarnation and fear of regenerating.



** "The Vampires of Venice" has the Eleventh Doctor outright scream at his companion when she doesn't want to wait somewhere safe. It is a little odd since he is normally a lot nicer in this kind of situation and other episodes use TranquilFury to show this doctor's anger unless pushed to the extremes. It may be a result of it been one of his earlier episodes.

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** "The Vampires of Venice" has the Eleventh Doctor outright scream at his companion when she doesn't want to wait somewhere safe. It is a little odd since he is normally a lot nicer in this kind of situation and other episodes use TranquilFury to show this doctor's anger unless pushed to the extremes. It may be a result of it been being one of his earlier episodes.episodes, before the character was truly pounded out.
10th Mar '17 2:56:41 PM AlienPatch
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* WebVideo/BumReviews has two great examples:
** In the ''Movie/TheDarkKnight'' episode, normally ecstatic and loud Chester appears shocked and taken aback by the film and its events. Considering how much Creator/DougWalker dug this film and the [[NightmareFuel/TheDarkKnight stuff that happened it it,]] this is understandable.
** The episode covering ''Movie/TheAvengers2012'' has one of the most ''literal'' examples in the book: After assuring the audience that [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer his usual claim that this is the best movie he had ever seen in his life]] [[NotHyperbole was not an exaggeration,]] Doug ''broke character'' and actually expressed his love for the film for a brief moment before returning to character.
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