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22nd Mar '17 12:21:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290311/6/The-Black-Emperor The Black Emperor]]'' does this for [[Franchise/CodeGeass Nina Einstein]]. Thanks to [[ForWantOfANail things playing out differently than they did in canon]], she's making an effort to grow out of her xenophobia and isn't obsessed with Princess Euphemia. The reception to these changes has been ''very'' positive. [[spoiler:Joining the Black Knights and getting a Geass only helped in this regard]].

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290311/6/The-Black-Emperor net/s/12290311/1/The-Black-Emperor The Black Emperor]]'' does this for [[Franchise/CodeGeass Nina Einstein]]. Thanks to [[ForWantOfANail things playing out differently than they did in canon]], she's making an effort to grow out of her xenophobia and isn't obsessed with Princess Euphemia. The reception to these changes has been ''very'' positive. [[spoiler:Joining the Black Knights and getting a Geass only helped in this regard]].
22nd Mar '17 12:20:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Hercule becomes far more sympathetic in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2185558/1/The-Middle The Middle]]'' despite still taking credit for defeating Cell. Besides portraying him as a working father doing what he can to provide for his daughter, he also realizes that if the Z Warriors never came forward before with their power, then they clearly aren't interested in fame. Furthermore, Hercule realizes that Gohan clearly doesn't like fighting and if he became known as the world's savior, he'd never be allowed to stop fighting. In the end, Hercule claims credit to both support his family and to keep the media off Gohan's back.

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* Hercule [[Franchise/DragonBall Hercule]] becomes far more sympathetic in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2185558/1/The-Middle The Middle]]'' despite still taking credit for defeating Cell. Besides portraying him as a working father doing what he can to provide for his daughter, he also realizes that if the Z Warriors never came forward before with their power, then they clearly aren't interested in fame. Furthermore, Hercule realizes that Gohan clearly doesn't like fighting and if he became known as the world's savior, he'd never be allowed to stop fighting. In the end, Hercule claims credit to both support his family and to keep the media off Gohan's back.back.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12290311/6/The-Black-Emperor The Black Emperor]]'' does this for [[Franchise/CodeGeass Nina Einstein]]. Thanks to [[ForWantOfANail things playing out differently than they did in canon]], she's making an effort to grow out of her xenophobia and isn't obsessed with Princess Euphemia. The reception to these changes has been ''very'' positive. [[spoiler:Joining the Black Knights and getting a Geass only helped in this regard]].
14th Mar '17 8:23:45 AM kquinn0830
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* Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' made the character the film's EnsembleDarkHorse. Shortly before the film's release it was flatly stated there were no plans for any more Hulk movies; shortly after it was announced a Hulk movie may be in development for 2015 and the actor had signed on for six more films.
** Hawkeye got criticism in the first Avengers film due to the perception he was OvershadowedByAwesome and spent most of the film as an emotionless BrainwashedAndCrazy DistressedDude. ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', fixes this by giving him some great dialogue, character development, backstory, and a good number of awesome moments that showcase his BadassNormal skills. Basically, the film proves ''why'' the "guy with a bow and arrow" is on a team alongside gods and [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]].
13th Mar '17 6:16:02 AM LentilSandEater
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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'' had an exceedingly two-dimensional, generic froth-at-the-mouth-when-things-go-wrong bad [[VillainOfTheWeek villain-of-the-book]]. Warlord Zsinj was also [[FatBastard visibly overweight]], petty, and [[FatIdiot rather stupid]]. In the early books in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', set before ''Courtship'', which don't show him directly, he's said to be cautious and opportunistic, and a character believes he's more dangerous than the notes on his file indicate. In the later Creator/AaronAllston books of that series he's a major character, a very smart and clever warlord who uses ObfuscatingStupidity despite knowing that plenty of the people he worked with can see through the act. He's still evil, but entertainingly and memorably so. In fact Zsinj was stated as being perhaps the most powerful third party in the galaxy, after the Empire and the New Republic. This means he was considered more powerful than the Hutts (who run a massive criminal empire), the Hapes Consortium (a high-tech amazon royalty with a very powerful military), and Kuat (a group of planets that's essentially a single ''massive'' shipyard). His biggest problem was his inability to properly administer his sector -- he was a military officer, not a good politician.

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'' had an exceedingly two-dimensional, generic froth-at-the-mouth-when-things-go-wrong bad [[VillainOfTheWeek villain-of-the-book]]. Warlord Zsinj was also [[FatBastard visibly overweight]], petty, and [[FatIdiot rather stupid]]. In the early books in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', set before ''Courtship'', which don't show him directly, he's said to be cautious and opportunistic, and a character believes he's more dangerous than the notes on his file indicate. In the later Creator/AaronAllston books of that series he's a major character, a very smart and clever canny warlord who uses ObfuscatingStupidity despite knowing that plenty of the people he worked with can see through the act. He's still evil, but entertainingly and memorably so. In fact Zsinj was stated as being perhaps the most powerful third party in the galaxy, after the Empire and the New Republic. This means he was considered more powerful than the Hutts (who run a massive criminal empire), the Hapes Consortium (a high-tech amazon royalty with a very powerful military), and Kuat (a group of planets that's essentially a single ''massive'' shipyard). His biggest problem was his inability to properly administer his sector -- he was a military officer, not a good politician.
10th Mar '17 3:52:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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10th Mar '17 8:00:10 AM NightShade96
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1st Mar '17 11:35:31 AM dmcreif
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher has had three failed movie adaptions and among comic book fans was widely seen as a dated relic of the TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, despite predating it by about 15 years. Then came his stint in the second season of the critically acclaimed ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' Netflix series, which heavily emphasized his moral ambiguity, leaving both characters and viewers skeptical about where the lines between understanding him, sympathizing with him, and/or condoning his actions lay. A particularly powerful performance by Creator/JonBernthal also gave it emotional weight that the previous ones lacked. This has had the effect of winning over both mainstream audiences and comic fans alike.

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher has had three failed movie adaptions and among comic book fans was widely seen as a dated relic of the TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, despite predating it by about 15 years. Then came his stint in the second season of the critically acclaimed ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' Netflix series, which heavily emphasized his moral ambiguity, leaving both characters and viewers skeptical about where the lines between understanding him, sympathizing with him, and/or condoning his actions lay. A particularly powerful performance by Creator/JonBernthal also gave it emotional weight that the previous ones lacked. This has had the effect of winning over both mainstream audiences and comic fans alike. He was eventually even greenlit for [[Series/ThePunisher his own show]].
17th Feb '17 9:11:48 PM TheSinful
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* Hercule becomes far more sympathetic in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2185558/1/The-Middle The Middle]]'' despite still taking credit for defeating Cell. Besides portraying him as a working father doing what he can to provide for his daughter, he also realizes that if the Z Warriors never came forward before with their power, then they clearly aren't interested in fame. Furthermore, Hercule realizes that Gohan clearly doesn't like fighting and if he became known as the world's savior, he'd never be allowed to stop fighting. In the end, Hercule claims credit to both support his family and to keep the media off Gohan's back.
6th Feb '17 3:40:24 AM Wuz
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In video games, sometimes the balance of a single character often cause them to becomes TierInducedScrappy either from being too strong or too weak. Rescued From The Scrappy Heap in this case comes in the form of patches that rebalance the character, ironing out some weaknesses or reducing some aspects frustrating to be on the receiving end of. A change in personality is not a necessity in this case.
16th Jan '17 4:49:22 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Bowser Junior was originally one of the most unlikable characters in the ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' universe, mostly due to his [[SpoiledBrat obnoxious behavior]] and [[CreatorsPet the large number of episodes focused around him]] along with Chef Pee Pee and Bowser. However, his character gradually improved as he went from a spoiled {{Jerkass}} that along with Bowser constantly tormented Chef Pee Pee, to more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
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