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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.
7th Jan '17 5:59:49 PM nombretomado
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* Cortana in some ways in ''ArbyNTheChief''. In her first appearances in Season 2, all she did was [[LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone flirt with]] [[TheScrappy Todd]] while [[{{Wangst}} complaining about how awful her life is with Arbiter and Chief]] and ultimately wound up disappearing along with Todd and Travis. However come Season 7, she returns and is more outgoing and voluntarily helpful to Arbiter and Chief. This however is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath sadly short-lived]].

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* Cortana in some ways in ''ArbyNTheChief''.''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief''. In her first appearances in Season 2, all she did was [[LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone flirt with]] [[TheScrappy Todd]] while [[{{Wangst}} complaining about how awful her life is with Arbiter and Chief]] and ultimately wound up disappearing along with Todd and Travis. However come Season 7, she returns and is more outgoing and voluntarily helpful to Arbiter and Chief. This however is [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath sadly short-lived]].
7th Dec '16 8:47:04 PM DustSnitch
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* [[Manga/DeathNote Misa]] becomes a BadAss in ''FanFic/GodsOfThisNewWorld'' [[spoiler: in her DyingMomentOfAwesome]]- the BigBad [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbed her in the chest]] [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow with a sword]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend but when he threatens her Light]] [[{{Determinator}} she gets up and keeps fighting him anyway]]!

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* [[Manga/DeathNote Misa]] becomes a BadAss badass in ''FanFic/GodsOfThisNewWorld'' [[spoiler: in her DyingMomentOfAwesome]]- the BigBad [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbed her in the chest]] [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow with a sword]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend but when he threatens her Light]] [[{{Determinator}} she gets up and keeps fighting him anyway]]!



* Kiina from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon Many fans]] disliked her brash, impatient GenkiGirl personality and her tendency to shout "WOOHOO!!!" at the top of her lungs as per her portrayal in ''The Legend Reborn''. However, in more recent ''Bionicle'' media, she seems to have undergone some CharacterDevelopment, being more sensible and thinking before she acts, as well as displaying a more gentle side -- but without being any less BadAss in battle. The novelization of said movie also retroactively justified her personality therein, explaining that she actively forced herself to appear joyful, fearing that otherwise TheHero (who she hoped would save her people) would have bailed.

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* Kiina from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon Many fans]] disliked her brash, impatient GenkiGirl personality and her tendency to shout "WOOHOO!!!" at the top of her lungs as per her portrayal in ''The Legend Reborn''. However, in more recent ''Bionicle'' media, she seems to have undergone some CharacterDevelopment, being more sensible and thinking before she acts, as well as displaying a more gentle side -- but without being any less BadAss badass in battle. The novelization of said movie also retroactively justified her personality therein, explaining that she actively forced herself to appear joyful, fearing that otherwise TheHero (who she hoped would save her people) would have bailed.
11th Nov '16 3:32:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* Abaddon in ''Literature/BlackLegion''. As mentioned in Tabletop Games section, for many years he was called by the authors the worst threat to the Imperium and a formidable general, while his track record was rather... [[GeneralFailure pathetic]]. ''Black Legion'' {{retcon}}s his character into AFatherToHisMen and gives him a plenty of {{badass}} moments. He's starting to get fans now.

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* Abaddon in ''Literature/BlackLegion''. As mentioned in Tabletop Games section, for many years he was called by the authors the worst threat to the Imperium and a formidable general, while his track record was rather... [[GeneralFailure pathetic]]. ''Black Legion'' {{retcon}}s his character into AFatherToHisMen and gives him a plenty of {{badass}} badass moments. He's starting to get fans now.
2nd Nov '16 4:44:00 PM nombretomado
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* Balthamos from ''HisDarkMaterials''. You'd expect the death of his lover to win him ''some'' sympathy points, but the fact that his portrayal of grief is to moan and wail extremely loudly until the twelve year old that he's travelling with is forced to tell him: "dude, calm down, you're going to attract the attention of the people who are trying to kill us" and that he abandons said twelve year old as soon as their enemies turn up throws him firmly on TheScrappy pile. However, by the end of the book he returns as a ChekhovsGunman and kills the fanatical Father Gomez, thereby preventing him from killing the children about to save all the worlds in existence.

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* Balthamos from ''HisDarkMaterials''.''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''. You'd expect the death of his lover to win him ''some'' sympathy points, but the fact that his portrayal of grief is to moan and wail extremely loudly until the twelve year old that he's travelling with is forced to tell him: "dude, calm down, you're going to attract the attention of the people who are trying to kill us" and that he abandons said twelve year old as soon as their enemies turn up throws him firmly on TheScrappy pile. However, by the end of the book he returns as a ChekhovsGunman and kills the fanatical Father Gomez, thereby preventing him from killing the children about to save all the worlds in existence.
26th Oct '16 9:06:00 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'': PeterDavid made Captain Harriman, a.k.a. the indecisive idiot who got Kirk killed, a lot more tolerable in his tie-in novel "The Captain's Daughter".

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* ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'': PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid made Captain Harriman, a.k.a. the indecisive idiot who got Kirk killed, a lot more tolerable in his tie-in novel "The ''The Captain's Daughter".Daughter''.
14th Oct '16 7:54:16 PM Gimere
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In a way, this is the opposite of CanonDiscontinuity, which excludes the character from {{canon}} entirely. Compare EnsembleDarkHorse and BadassDecay. Also contrast AuthorsSavingThrow, which is an attempt to HandWave away the offending element, rather than fix it outright. See GrowingTheBeard in case you feel this way about the show itself. Might overlap with AlasPoorScrappy, ReimaginingTheArtifact, or especially ADayInTheLimelight.

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In a way, this is the opposite of CanonDiscontinuity, which excludes the character from the {{canon}} entirely. Compare EnsembleDarkHorse EnsembleDarkhorse and BadassDecay. Also contrast Contrast AuthorsSavingThrow, which is an attempt to HandWave away the offending element, rather than fix it outright. See GrowingTheBeard in case you feel this way about the show itself. Might overlap with AlasPoorScrappy, ReimaginingTheArtifact, or especially ADayInTheLimelight.
29th Sep '16 8:13:54 PM digiman619
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** Pathfinder's take on 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'', giving it a bunch of archetypes that let their mind blade be a LaserSword, EnergyBow, ElementalPunch, [[StormOfBlades a slew of]] [[FlyingWeapon floating blades]], and more, and giving it a bunch of nifty optional abilities.

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** Pathfinder's take on 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'', giving it a bunch of archetypes that let their mind blade be a LaserSword, EnergyBow, ElementalPunch, [[StormOfBlades a slew of]] [[FlyingWeapon floating blades]], and more, and giving it a bunch of nifty optional abilities.'blade skills' that function a lot like rogue talents.
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