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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.
11th Feb '16 10:00:27 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.
22nd Jan '16 5:10:27 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': [[AlphaBitch Weiss Schnee]]'s [[{{Jerkass}} extremely haughty and abrasive personality]] and [[FantasticRacism bigotry against Faunas]] throughout Volume 1 didn't win her an awful lot of fans. Undergoing a lot of much needed CharacterDevelopment and gradually becoming a JerkWithAHeartOfGold through Volume 2, and further development through Volume 3 to the point where she's not even enough of a jerk to qualify as ''that'' anymore, has gone a long way to redeeming her reputation.
16th Jan '16 12:55:49 PM Malachi108
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* Also about ''Franchise/StarWars'', Abel G. Pena's {{retcon}}s in [[UniverseCompendium reference books]], making even such "gems" as ''[[Literature/TheGloveOfDarthVader Kadann and the Prophets of the Dark Side]]'' seem plausible.
** The ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]]'' video games of the prequel trilogy achieved the seemingly impossible feat of redeeming Jar-Jar Binks... he was suddenly a worthwhile member of the team, with useful skills, actual combat ability and perhaps most importantly, zero lines of dialogue.
** The ''Star Wars Shakespeare'' series takes Jar Jar Binks and turns him from bumbling idiot into a political radical that wants a better relationship between humans and Gungans that merely [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscates stupidity]]


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* In ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', Abel G. Pena's {{retcon}}s in [[UniverseCompendium reference books]], making even such "gems" as ''[[Literature/TheGloveOfDarthVader Kadann and the Prophets of the Dark Side]]'' seem plausible.
** The ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Star Wars]]'' video games of the prequel trilogy achieved the seemingly impossible feat of redeeming Jar-Jar Binks... he was suddenly a worthwhile member of the team, with useful skills, actual combat ability and perhaps most importantly, zero lines of dialogue.
** The ''Star Wars Shakespeare'' series takes Jar Jar Binks and turns him from bumbling idiot into a political radical that wants a better relationship between humans and Gungans that merely [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscates stupidity]]
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