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30th Jan '16 8:59:32 PM YasminPerry
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* In the final volume of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', Stacey Pilgrim, who was shown to be a perfectly nice and amiable woman before, is suddenly acting like a {{jerkass}} to both Scott & Young Neil with absolutely no explanation given whatsoever.
15th Jan '16 2:28:01 PM Anddrix
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** [[CuteBruiser Starfire]] has a hugely obvious crush on her love interest, Robin, throughout the entire series. Resident {{Kuudere}}, 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 [[ViewersAreMorons 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.]]
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** [[CuteBruiser Starfire]] has a hugely obvious crush on her love interest, Robin, throughout the entire series. Resident {{Kuudere}}, 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 [[ViewersAreMorons try to give the audience the illusion that Aqualad is]] 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.]]
14th Jan '16 7:38:32 PM ultimomant
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* The [[BonusMaterial DVD Extras]] for ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' have the entire female cast acting like typical tsunderes that hate perversion, hitting Issei when he has perverted moments, either on purpose or by accident. This is in contrast with the main series, where Rias and Akeno are actually very naughty themselves, Asia is shy but doesn't mind Issei being like that, and only Koneko complains about the perversion, but only after she [[TookALevelInJerkass suddenly becomes ruder]] and she ''still'' won't hit him! To put it in perspective, in one episode all the girls but Koneko were cool with ''bathing nude'' with Issei. It's like the picked a generic {{fanservice}} script and put the show's cast on it.
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* The [[BonusMaterial DVD Extras]] for ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' have the entire female cast acting like typical tsunderes that hate perversion, hitting Issei when he has perverted moments, either on purpose or by accident. This is in contrast with the main series, where Rias and Akeno are actually very naughty themselves, Asia is shy but doesn't mind Issei being like that, and only Koneko complains about the perversion, but only after she [[TookALevelInJerkass suddenly becomes ruder]] and she ''still'' won't hit him! To put it in perspective, in one episode all the girls but Koneko were cool with ''bathing nude'' with Issei. It's like the picked a generic {{fanservice}} script and put the show's cast on it.

** In the episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E15Phases Phases]]", Giles is explaining that the full moon brings out the darkest in people, and Xander quips, "And yet, ironically, led to the invention of the moon pie." Rather than snapping at Xander, which is what he ''always'' does, Giles ''giggles appreciatively!'' This is probably a deliberate use of the trope; the joke is that having spent a year deriding Xander's impertinence, he finds the humour in this ''singularly lame'' remark. (He's the only one, by the way.) ** Giles' unusual behavior in this episode also reflects his unusual mood - he is excited at the opportunity to encounter and research a werewolf, which he refers to as "one of the classics." ** In a presumably less intentional example, in the episode "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 the episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E15Phases Phases]]", Giles is explaining that the full moon brings out the darkest in people, and Xander quips, "And yet, ironically, led to the invention of the moon pie." Rather than snapping at Xander, which is what he ''always'' does, Giles ''giggles appreciatively!'' This is probably a deliberate use of the trope; the joke is that having spent a year deriding Xander's impertinence, he finds the humour in this ''singularly lame'' remark. (He's the only one, by the way.) ** ) Giles' unusual behavior in this episode also reflects his unusual mood - he is excited at the opportunity to encounter and research a werewolf, which he refers to as "one of the classics." ** In a presumably less intentional example, in the episode "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. *** good. Alternatively, it made Riley look overly militarized, as opposed to the generally more laid-back Scoobies.

* 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 (Irwin as her true love is ''that'' bad in her opinion)opinion).
11th Jan '16 12:29:15 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* After whichever plot-related ending you got in the original ''VideoGame/SilentHill'', you're treated to a scene that features every character in the game, one after the other, all acting silly and grinning at the camera while playful music plays and their names pop up. The idea was to make them out to be like actors goofing around off-camera. [[http://youtu.be/c6-KC1H8Iq8?t=9m37s See for yourself]].
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* After whichever plot-related ending you got in the original ''VideoGame/SilentHill'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', you're treated to a scene that features every character in the game, one after the other, all acting silly and grinning at the camera while playful music plays and their names pop up. The idea was to make them out to be like actors goofing around off-camera. [[http://youtu.be/c6-KC1H8Iq8?t=9m37s See for yourself]].
4th Jan '16 10:08:25 AM LentilSandEater
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* Characterisation is... [[RuleOfFunny flexible]]... already in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''. However, even by those standards, [[http://nonadventures.com/2011/04/09/its-my-way-or-the-broadway this particular bit of broadly-played battiness]] is an out of character moment for Ma Wonderella. She's normally defined as the competent, relatively sane image to which her daughter will never, ''ever'' live up. [[BellisariosMaxim Not]] that [[MST3KMantra it actually matters]].
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* Characterisation is... [[RuleOfFunny flexible]]... already in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''. However, even by those standards, [[http://nonadventures.com/2011/04/09/its-my-way-or-the-broadway this particular bit of broadly-played battiness]] is an out of character moment for Ma Wonderella. She's normally defined as the competent, relatively sane image to which her daughter will never, ''ever'' live up. [[BellisariosMaxim Not]] that [[MST3KMantra it actually matters]].
4th Jan '16 10:05:43 AM LentilSandEater
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Doesn't need excusing
** Another one that might be excused by the RuleOfFunny: In "Rosebud", Homer and Bart are gloating that they can demand any price for returning Bobo to Mr Burns, and Marge replies "Now I'm sure he'll offer a fair reward ... And then we'll make him double it!" When the rest of the family stares at her, she adds, "[[LampshadeHanging Why can't I be greedy every once in a while?]]"
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** Another one that might be excused by the RuleOfFunny: In "Rosebud", Homer and Bart are gloating that they can demand any price for returning Bobo to Mr Burns, and Marge replies "Now I'm sure he'll offer a fair reward ... And then we'll make him double it!" When the rest of the family stares at her, she adds, "[[LampshadeHanging Why can't I be greedy every once in a while?]]"
27th Dec '15 12:38:56 PM Silverblade2
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** 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.
16th Dec '15 8:44:07 AM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' episode "The Deadliest Man Alive", Captain America wants to prove Hulk innocent of a rampage that he later learns arose [[spoiler:as a result of Red Hulk torturing Hulk]]. When Cap asks the other Avengers if they would like to help, Hulk's {{Vitriolic Best Bud|s}} Hawkeye doesn't raise his hand.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' episode "The Deadliest Man Alive", Captain America wants to prove Hulk innocent of a rampage that he later learns arose [[spoiler:as a result of Red Hulk torturing Hulk]]. When Cap asks the other Avengers if they would like to help, Hulk's {{Vitriolic Best Bud|s}} Hawkeye doesn't raise his hand.

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14th Dec '15 1:33:37 PM Discar
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Holy Child is no longer a trope.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', [[SixthRanger 8th]] member of the group, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness sweet]], [[CheerfulChild cheerful]], and [[HolyChild caring little]] [[{{Moe}} Hikari/Kari]] has a rather hilarious out of character moment when her {{Mon}}, Angewomon [[CatFight fights]] [=LadyDevimon=].
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', [[SixthRanger 8th]] member of the group, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness sweet]], [[CheerfulChild cheerful]], and [[HolyChild caring little]] little [[{{Moe}} Hikari/Kari]] has a rather hilarious out of character moment when her {{Mon}}, Angewomon [[CatFight fights]] [=LadyDevimon=].
13th Dec '15 3:48:20 PM Sabrewing
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* Cloud of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is surprisingly upbeat and anxious to get into battles during his Nibelheim flashback; the only time you see him in his more familiar, mellow persona is when he visits his mother. [[spoiler:It turns out that this is because outside of that one scene and the brief stop in Tifa's home, what you're seeing is that ''Zack'' did in Nibelheim, but Cloud is narrating the events as if he, himself, did them.]]
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* Cloud of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is surprisingly upbeat and anxious to get into battles during his Nibelheim flashback; the only time you see him in his more familiar, mellow persona is when he visits his mother. [[spoiler:It turns out that this is because outside of that one scene and the brief stop in Tifa's home, what you're seeing is that what ''Zack'' did in Nibelheim, but Cloud is narrating the events as if he, himself, did them.]]
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