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21st Sep '16 9:42:36 PM CountDorku
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* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' is great at BlackComedy, but there's only a fairly limited CharacterDevelopment budget and none of it was spent on any of the major characters. Most of them [[{{Flanderization}} go from "moderately [negative trait]" to "severely [negative trait]"]] and then stay that way for hundreds of strips. Black Mage is particularly notable, since a) his Teflon-coated soul is a net producer of [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored epiphanies]], and b) after a certain point he actually starts planning ways to actively avoid any chances of redemption that present themselves.
27th Aug '16 10:52:00 AM siberia82
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* Averting this with Wolverine was one of the criticisms of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' ("[[http://www.reelviews.net/php_review_template.php?identifier=1616 Although it can take credit for clearing up some of the mysteries surround the title character's identity, those revelations serve to make Wolverine less compelling]]").

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Averting this with Wolverine was one of the criticisms of ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' ("[[http://www.its major criticisms.
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** Although Dr. Hank [=McCoy=] is ostensibly one of the main characters of the the First Class trilogy, his personality and outlook don't change all that much over a time span of 21 years.
19th Aug '16 8:28:29 PM chopshop
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* Galvatron in [[ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise John Barber's Transformers run]]. A major theme of the comic is people growing and changing into something better over time; Optimus becomes more pragmatic, Soundwave and Arcee more empathetic, Cosmos finds friends, etc.. Galvatron's the exception; from debut to exit he's a sociopathic asshole who cares only for himself and is stuck in outdated ways of thinking. Deconstructed, as it leads not only to him losing all his allies but also to [[spoiler: Optimus realizing that Galvatron will ''never'' change and thus executing him for his crimes on the spot.]]
26th Jul '16 1:22:17 PM Willbyr
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* Ogami Itto from ''LoneWolfAndCub''.

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* Ogami Itto from ''LoneWolfAndCub''.''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub''.



* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is adamant about not giving any of its characters any CharacterDevelopment whatsoever beyond their one "unique" trait.

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* ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is adamant about not giving any of its characters any CharacterDevelopment whatsoever beyond their one "unique" trait.
9th Jul '16 1:01:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' has many due to its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, but Onua and Pohatu stand out in particular, as they're the two main characters who've been around for the line's entirety yet still haven't changed much. Onua's the wise and solemn but incredibly badass kind of guy, and Pohatu's a perpetually optimistic friend-to-everyone, so their only roles are complementing their other four teammates and soothing the tension between them if need be, with Onua at times doing tasks that the others can't bring themselves to do.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has many due to its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, but Onua and Pohatu stand out in particular, as they're the two main characters who've been around for the line's entirety yet still haven't changed much. Onua's the wise and solemn but incredibly badass kind of guy, and Pohatu's a perpetually optimistic friend-to-everyone, so their only roles are complementing their other four teammates and soothing the tension between them if need be, with Onua at times doing tasks that the others can't bring themselves to do.
19th Jun '16 3:01:49 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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Change isn't always a [[TropesAreTools good thing]], nor necessary. Likewise some characters, be they [[RoundCharacter Round]] or [[FlatCharacter Flat]], will end a story with much the same personality and traits they began with. These Static Characters can go entire seasons or books without changing or experiencing the CharacterDevelopment that a more DynamicCharacter does.

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Change isn't always a [[TropesAreTools good thing]], nor necessary. Likewise some characters, be they [[RoundCharacter Round]] or [[FlatCharacter Flat]], will end a story with much the same personality and traits they began with. These Static Characters can go entire seasons or books without changing or experiencing the CharacterDevelopment that a more DynamicCharacter does.
does. If they ever learn [[AnAesop a lesson]] that might make them change noticeably, they will [[AesopAmnesia immediately forget all about it by the next episode]].



Despite their unchanging nature, EarlyInstallmentWeirdness is still a distinct a possibility; Static Characters are frequently the result of {{Flanderization}}.

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Despite their unchanging nature, EarlyInstallmentWeirdness is still a distinct a possibility; Static Characters are frequently the result of {{Flanderization}}.
16th Jun '16 5:05:35 PM Berrenta
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13th Jun '16 9:07:14 PM creader
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8th Jun '16 11:53:19 PM gewunomox
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* Elmer C. Albatross of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a case that's both {{lampshaded}} and [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope deliberately maintained]]]] - Over the 300 or so years that they've known him, all of the surviving Advena Avis {{immortal}}s have noticed that Elmer hasn't changed in character ''at all'', and this is one of the many reasons he unsettles most of them. [[spoiler:It turns out he's doing it at Huey's request, though it wasn't actually very difficult for him.]]

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* Elmer C. Albatross of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a case that's both {{lampshaded}} and [[spoiler:[[InvokedTrope deliberately maintained]]]] - Over the 300 or so years that they've known him, all of the surviving Advena Avis {{immortal}}s [[{{Immortality}} immortals]] have noticed that Elmer hasn't changed in character ''at all'', and this is one of the many reasons he unsettles most of them. [[spoiler:It turns out he's doing it at Huey's request, though it wasn't actually very difficult for him.]]
1st May '16 11:29:41 AM Quanyails
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* Suzy Mizuno from ZatchBell is a prime example, seeing as how she remains a [[CloudCuckoolander ditz]] throughout the whole series, while receiving no character development or any involvement in the Mamodo battles.

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* Suzy Mizuno from ZatchBell ''Manga/ZatchBell'' is a prime example, seeing as how she remains a [[CloudCuckoolander ditz]] throughout the whole series, while receiving no character development or any involvement in the Mamodo battles.
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