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16th May '16 4:28:25 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'': Sulu in command redeems the U.S.S. ''Excelsior,'' last seen as the obnoxious, slickly supermodern ''Enterprise'' substitute in ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. The appearance of the ''Excelsior'' class as a supporting workhorse ship in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' likely helped.
8th May '16 6:33:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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8th May '16 6:33:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap/Pokemon
27th Apr '16 10:28:19 PM babyhenchy1
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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.
26th Apr '16 9:31:35 AM pinkdalek
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* Sam from the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' was hated by fans at first for being both generic and irritating, having a DependingOnTheWriter personality, no CharacterDevelopment and ObligatorySwearing as her main quirk. This was fixed when Creator/LawrenceMiles wrote a FixFic explaining that she was an alien creation that would be the perfect companion, explaining her indeterminate personality and making it into something tragic and slightly metafictional. She's not exactly a celebrated companion, but she definitely had more fans after ''Alien Bodies'' than before.
20th Apr '16 8:07:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Chris Thorndyke is no longer a whiny, entitled, dependent brat in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. He's an utter AdaptationalBadass who fights demon lords by himself and uses his intelligence to GenreSavvy effect.

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* Chris Thorndyke is no longer a whiny, entitled, dependent brat in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. He's an utter AdaptationalBadass who fights demon lords by himself and uses his intelligence to GenreSavvy good effect.
20th Apr '16 7:36:54 PM MyFinalEdits
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* [[PsychicPowers Psionics]] in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' had been a ScrappyMechanic practically since the game's inception, with much grumbling about it being overpowered, underpowered, needlessly weird, and psionicist fitting in with neither [[QuirkyBard most parties]] nor many gameworlds. 3.5's Expanded Psionics Handbook saved the concept, dumping the "psionic combat" system in favor of a power point system to set manifesters apart from VancianCasting - which, as it turned out, wound up being far more intuitive, sensible, and better-designed than the clunky, oft-broken Vancian system. Add in a set of fun, playable races and classes ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the soulknife]]), a massive amount of unique content that made an all-manifester campaign quite feasible, and being a generally more balanced alternative to the hideous GameBreaker that was 3.5's magic system, and for the first time in the game's history, "Can I play a psychic?" was met with something other than a weary groan.
** Speaking of the Soulknife, Pathfinder's take on it (via third party publisher Dreamscarred Press) ''finally'' reworked it to such a point that it was actually a viable choice by letting it wear medium armor, giving it full base attack bonus and good hit die, having its signature ability ''actually scale properly'', and giving it a slew of nifty optional abilities.

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[[PsychicPowers Psionics]] in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' had been a ScrappyMechanic practically since the game's inception, with much grumbling about it being overpowered, underpowered, needlessly weird, and psionicist fitting in with neither [[QuirkyBard most parties]] nor many gameworlds. 3.5's Expanded Psionics Handbook saved the concept, dumping the "psionic combat" system in favor of a power point system to set manifesters apart from VancianCasting - which, as it turned out, wound up being far more intuitive, sensible, and better-designed than the clunky, oft-broken Vancian system. Add in a set of fun, playable races and classes ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the soulknife]]), a massive amount of unique content that made an all-manifester campaign quite feasible, and being a generally more balanced alternative to the hideous GameBreaker that was 3.5's magic system, and for the first time in the game's history, "Can I play a psychic?" was met with something other than a weary groan.
** Speaking of the Soulknife, Pathfinder's take on it Soulknife (via third party publisher Dreamscarred Press) ''finally'' reworked it to such a point that it was actually a viable choice by letting it wear medium armor, giving it full base attack bonus and good hit die, having its signature ability ''actually scale properly'', and giving it a slew of nifty optional abilities.
20th Apr '16 4:43:07 PM digiman619
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** Speaking of the Soulknife, Pathfinder's take on it (via third party publisher Dreamscarred Press) ''finally'' reworked it to such a point that it was actually a viable choice by letting it wear medium armor, giving it full base attack bonus and good hit die, having its signature ability ''actually scale properly'', and giving it a slew of nifty optional abilities.
24th Mar '16 8:32:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** Goblins received this right off the bat, going from generic cannon fodder for low-level adventurers, to something the creators describe as a cross between [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] and the {{Gremlins}}, as well as making them a race of insane [[{{ImprobableWeaponUser}} Improbable Weapon Users]]. They've become so popular now that they are the game's unofficial mascot and even have their own comic book.

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** Goblins received this right off the bat, going from generic cannon fodder for low-level adventurers, to something the creators describe as a cross between [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] and the {{Gremlins}}, Film/{{Gremlins}}, as well as making them a race of insane [[{{ImprobableWeaponUser}} Improbable Weapon Users]]. They've become so popular now that they are the game's unofficial mascot and even have their own comic book.
11th Feb '16 10:01:23 AM Winner1
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* ''WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'' and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] were not very popular reviewers until they got to show [[HeReallyCanAct their true acting skills]] in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}, prompting fans to start checking out their channels.

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* ''WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'' and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] were not very popular reviewers until they got to show [[HeReallyCanAct their true acting skills]] in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}, ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', prompting fans to start checking out their channels.
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