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22nd Apr '17 8:43:22 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Corelle is a case of [[BigBrotherBully BigSisterBully]] at the beginning of the novel. However, after she gets severely punished for her misbehaviour [[spoiler: the punishment consists of having taken away everything she owns, except for her working clothes and guns]] she redeems herself by not whining about the punishment and protecting Jerin. At one point she even rescues him from dancing with a woman who embarrasses him, and comes up with a witty retort when the woman, who is a noble, objects.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Corelle is a case of [[BigBrotherBully BigSisterBully]] Big Sister Bully]] at the beginning of the novel. However, after she gets severely punished for her misbehaviour [[spoiler: the punishment consists of having taken away everything she owns, except for her working clothes and guns]] she redeems herself by not whining about the punishment and protecting Jerin. At one point she even rescues him from dancing with a woman who embarrasses him, and comes up with a witty retort when the woman, who is a noble, objects.
22nd Apr '17 5:01:21 AM FoxBluereaver
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', one of the most notable examples of this is Iris, who was considered Ash's least popular female companion in the anime, being given a more interesting portrayal and background, which was ''very'' well-received by the readers. The author has stated that he will try to do the same with other characters, like Cameron.
1st Apr '17 4:32:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** While Lifegain *by itself* isn't good, *Commander 2013* introduced Oloro, a card that allows Lifegain *even if you didn't cast the card*, which can only be prevented once by a blue counter that must be able to stop activated abilities or with a Red Enchantment. While it's only 2 life in a format where everyone starts at 40, there's many ways to use/abuse it well given how Oloro allows both White and Black cards, both users of Life while also having accesses of blue.

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*** ** While Lifegain *by itself* by itself isn't good, *Commander 2013* Commander 2013 introduced Oloro, a card that allows Lifegain *even even if you didn't cast the card*, card, which can only be prevented once by a blue counter that must be able to stop activated abilities or with a Red Enchantment. While it's only 2 life in a format where everyone starts at 40, there's many ways to use/abuse it well given how Oloro allows both White and Black cards, both users of Life while also having accesses of blue.
1st Apr '17 1:55:44 PM MisterMasterPorky
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** Green as a color. Its creatures have been powered up and cheapened over the years (compare [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=186321 Terra Stomper]] to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83977 Force of Nature]], for example). In Rise of the Eldrazi, it has an affinity-like ability where Khalni Hydra gets cheaper for each green creature you control.

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** Green as a color. Its creatures have been powered up and cheapened over the years (compare [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=186321 Terra Stomper]] to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83977 Force of Nature]], for example). In Rise of the Eldrazi, it has an affinity-like ability where Khalni Hydra gets cheaper for each green creature you control. It has gotten to the point where in Modern, blue is considered the worst color while green is one of the best.



** Poison. The entire purpose of Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, and New Phyrexia. Instead of "When CARDNAME damages a player, that player gets a poison counter.", infect creatures do damage equal to their power in poison counters, making it mutable, and more deadly. Although this has caused a bit of a BrokenBase in the Magic community, as there are plenty of people who absolutely ''hate'' the powerful Infect creatures running about Standard.
** Lifegain. Historically seen as weak, but [[LifeDrain lifelink]] creatures and equipment, and cards where lifegain is a side effect made it playable. Life payment made it useful.

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** Poison. The entire purpose While originally Poison was seen as too weak of a way to win, this was changed when Posion became a major mechanic of Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, and New Phyrexia. Instead of "When CARDNAME damages a player, that player gets a poison counter.", infect creatures do damage to players equal to their power in poison counters while also dealing it to creatures as -1/-1 counters, making it mutable, and more deadly. Although this has caused a bit of a BrokenBase in the Magic community, as there are plenty of people who absolutely ''hate'' the powerful Infect creatures running about Standard.
** Lifegain. Historically seen as weak, but [[LifeDrain lifelink]] creatures and equipment, and cards where lifegain is a side effect made it playable. Life payment made also makes it useful.useful.
*** While Lifegain *by itself* isn't good, *Commander 2013* introduced Oloro, a card that allows Lifegain *even if you didn't cast the card*, which can only be prevented once by a blue counter that must be able to stop activated abilities or with a Red Enchantment. While it's only 2 life in a format where everyone starts at 40, there's many ways to use/abuse it well given how Oloro allows both White and Black cards, both users of Life while also having accesses of blue.
** Superfriends was mostly a fringe Commander deck archetype that revolved around trying to get a lot of Planeswalkers on the Battlefield. It gained an extreme amount of support when *Commander 2016* introduced Atraxa, a commander that has the ability to add a counter of any type to any permanent or player. Combined with Doubling Season, which doubles the amount of Loyalty counters a 'Walker can start with, one can easily activate abilities that usually would take a few turns (if nothing is damaging the Planeswalker) to happen almost instantly.
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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