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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.
11th Apr '16 4:33:31 AM NESBoy
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* This was {{enforced|Trope}} towards the end of the original run of ''ComicBook/MarvelStarWars''. Post-''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', the characters were not allowed to move forward, as Creator/GeorgeLucas had no idea on where to take the franchise at the time. This resulted in [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2015/12/29/i-love-ya-but-youre-strange-boba-fetts-sad-day-out-of-the-sarlacc-pit/ this odd story]] where EnsembleDarkhorse Boba Fett was discovered to be spat out of the Sarlacc, only to ultimately end up back in it.
27th Mar '16 7:07:33 PM Ninja857142
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* The overwhelming majority of over-the-top comedic characters, from WesternAnimation/BugsBunny to WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, to [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko/Wakko/Dot]] to WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo to WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents to WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb. Most likely, because of the RuleOfFunny. [[note]]With some, the only variations you'll find are DependingOnTheWriter; Bugs Bunny, for instance, could be an impish pixie as he was in Creator/BobMcKimson's cartoons; a manic trickster, as he was in Creator/TexAvery and Creator/BobClampett's; or a sly, cunning sophisticate like we see in Chuck Jones' latter works. It all depends.[[/note]]

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* The overwhelming majority of over-the-top comedic characters, from WesternAnimation/BugsBunny to WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, to [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Yakko/Wakko/Dot]] to WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo to WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents to WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents. Most likely, because of the RuleOfFunny. [[note]]With some, the only variations you'll find are DependingOnTheWriter; Bugs Bunny, for instance, could be an impish pixie as he was in Creator/BobMcKimson's cartoons; a manic trickster, as he was in Creator/TexAvery and Creator/BobClampett's; or a sly, cunning sophisticate like we see in Chuck Jones' latter works. It all depends.[[/note]]
23rd Feb '16 12:18:48 PM Ninja857142
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a show that thrives on the [[ResetButton status quo, with all sorts of drastic events eventually reverting to normal]], so most characters fall under this. However, there are a few exceptions, such as Phineas going through a bit of CharacterizationMarchesOn from his first appearance, and Vanessa, who becomes less cynical and more caring about dad.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a show that thrives on the [[ResetButton status quo, with all sorts of drastic changes and events occurring and eventually reverting to normal]], so most characters fall under this. However, there are a few exceptions, such as Phineas going through a bit of CharacterizationMarchesOn from his first appearance, and Vanessa, who becomes less cynical and more caring about her dad.
23rd Feb '16 12:17:52 PM Ninja857142
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* Most of the characters on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' though Phineas has a bit of CharacterizationMarchesOn from his first appearance.

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* Most of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is a show that thrives on the [[ResetButton status quo, with all sorts of drastic events eventually reverting to normal]], so most characters on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' though fall under this. However, there are a few exceptions, such as Phineas has going through a bit of CharacterizationMarchesOn from his first appearance.appearance, and Vanessa, who becomes less cynical and more caring about dad.
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