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12th Apr '18 3:14:00 AM fruitstripegum
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* This has happened a number of times in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' with numerous characters, sometimes as a whole episode plot and sometimes as a single sub-portion of the overarching story. A few examples are when Squidward was electrocuted by his own electric fence and developed a personality very similar to that of [=SpongeBob=]
(at the end he was returned to normal by another electrocution, which also struck [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, [[HereWeGoAgain turning them both into Squidward personality clones]]), a time when [=SpongeBob=] tried to become "normal" and lost everything unique about his personality, and when Patrick's brain was accidentally replaced with brain coral after an accident, turning him into an arrogant super-genius who does not understand the concept of fun and is too smart even to be liked by GadgeteerGenius Sandy. That one ends up being FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome, with Patrick using his newfound genius to mathematically determine his actual brain's location in the brain coral fields where he lost it so he can [[DumbIsGood become his old self again]].

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* This has happened a number of times in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' with numerous characters, sometimes as a whole episode plot and sometimes as a single sub-portion of the overarching story. A few examples are when Squidward was electrocuted by his own electric fence and developed a personality very similar to that of [=SpongeBob=]
[=SpongeBob=] (at the end he was returned to normal by another electrocution, which also struck [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, [[HereWeGoAgain turning them both into Squidward personality clones]]), a time when [=SpongeBob=] tried to become "normal" and lost everything unique about his personality, and when Patrick's brain was accidentally replaced with brain coral after an accident, turning him into an arrogant super-genius who does not understand the concept of fun and is too smart even to be liked by GadgeteerGenius Sandy. That one ends up being FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome, with Patrick using his newfound genius to mathematically determine his actual brain's location in the brain coral fields where he lost it so he can [[DumbIsGood become his old self again]].
12th Apr '18 2:55:47 AM fruitstripegum
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* ''Series/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous'' averts this, after causing blunt trauma to Brad, the TokenEvilTeammate scientist, he develops a kind-hearted and supportive personality called Linda. The only reason they have to bring Brad back is that Linda doesn't know science at all and they'll die in a few minutes if they don't find a safe planet to repair their ship, even then some are willing to take their chances at picking a planet at random. When Brad comes back and it's revealed they ''could'' have chosen a planet at random since they are all safe the Captain has to stop the psychologist from beating smacking Brad's head again.


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* ''Series/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous'' averts this, after causing blunt trauma to Brad, the TokenEvilTeammate scientist, he develops a kind-hearted and supportive personality called Linda. The only reason they have to bring Brad back is that Linda doesn't know science at all and they'll die in a few minutes if they don't find a safe planet to repair their ship, even then some are willing to take their chances at picking a planet at random. When Brad comes back and it's revealed they ''could'' have chosen a planet at random since they are all safe the Captain has to stop the psychologist from beating smacking Brad's head again.

again.
12th Apr '18 2:36:27 AM fruitstripegum
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* A comic book story of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' has Papa Smurf play a prank on resident {{Jerkass}} Jokey to get him to stop playing his pranks on other Smurfs, by having one of his exploding surprises turn Jokey's victims into monsters. Jokey promised to Papa Smurf that he would never play a prank on any Smurf again, and so Papa Smurf restored the transformed Smurfs back to normal. Later on, however, Papa Smurf finds all his Smurfs being bored from the lack of Jokey playing his pranks on them, so he allows Jokey to play them once again.
** Also in a cartoon episode where the KnowNothingKnowItAll Brainy loses his essence and the other Smurfs have to bring back the annoying person that he really is.


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** Also in a cartoon episode where the KnowNothingKnowItAll Brainy loses his essence and the other Smurfs have to bring back the annoying person that he really is.
7th Apr '18 4:55:20 PM Arha
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* Averted. The premise of ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' is that a well behaved but snobby SpoiledBrat hits her head and ends up turning into an unrefined, troublemaking tomboy NiceGirl. However, at no point does anyone ever opine that this was a bad change, even the father who spoiled her rotten. The only one who comes close is her mother, who is practically tearing out her hair at the crazy things her daughter does now.
5th Apr '18 9:18:58 PM nombretomado
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** Inverted with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin concerning his case, though Austin's always a jerk no matter his current alignment. When Austin turned {{heel}} in 2001 after WrestleMania X-Seven, his subsequent BadassDecay and sucking up to Vince rose to the point that even ''Vince'' wanted the old Stone Cold back. When Austin finally turned face again after the [=InVasion=] angle was over, the fans went nuts.

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** Inverted with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin concerning his case, though Austin's always a jerk no matter his current alignment. When Austin turned {{heel}} in 2001 after WrestleMania Wrestling/WrestleMania X-Seven, his subsequent BadassDecay and sucking up to Vince rose to the point that even ''Vince'' wanted the old Stone Cold back. When Austin finally turned face again after the [=InVasion=] angle was over, the fans went nuts.
25th Mar '18 6:41:37 PM TripleTV95
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** Even more so in the episode where she was kicked out of B.R.A.T. Timmy Turner called her out as not being nice and therefore having no friends. She take it to the heart by becoming a ClingyJealousGirl towards Timmy and forcefully turning him into her girlfriend-replacement. Timmy had apparently no choice but making Vicky hate him again.

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** Even more so in the episode where she was kicked out of B.R.A.T. Timmy Turner called then calls her out as not being nice and therefore having no friends. She take it to the heart by becoming a ClingyJealousGirl towards Timmy and forcefully turning him into her girlfriend-replacement. Timmy had apparently has no choice but making to make Vicky hate him again.
18th Mar '18 7:30:44 PM nombretomado
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* This has happened a number of times in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' with numerous characters, sometimes as a whole episode plot and sometimes as a single sub-portion of the overarching story. A few examples are when Squidward was electrocuted by his own electric fence and developed a personality very similar to that of Spongebob (at the end he was returned to normal by another electrocution, which also struck Spongebob and Patrick, [[HereWeGoAgain turning them both into Squidward personality clones]]), a time when SpongeBob tried to become "normal" and lost everything unique about his personality, and when Patrick's brain was accidentally replaced with brain coral after an accident, turning him into an arrogant super-genius who does not understand the concept of fun and is too smart even to be liked by GadgeteerGenius Sandy. That one ends up being FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome, with Patrick using his newfound genius to mathematically determine his actual brain's location in the brain coral fields where he lost it so he can [[DumbIsGood become his old self again]].
** A minor variation also came when Squidward, after yet another disastrous run-in with SpongeBob and a door, recovers to find himself suddenly quite handsome. He enjoys the new attention it brings him, only to then find his admirers refuse to ever let him alone. He ends up begging SpongeBob to bash him with the door again.

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* This has happened a number of times in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' with numerous characters, sometimes as a whole episode plot and sometimes as a single sub-portion of the overarching story. A few examples are when Squidward was electrocuted by his own electric fence and developed a personality very similar to that of Spongebob [=SpongeBob=]
(at the end he was returned to normal by another electrocution, which also struck Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick, [[HereWeGoAgain turning them both into Squidward personality clones]]), a time when SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] tried to become "normal" and lost everything unique about his personality, and when Patrick's brain was accidentally replaced with brain coral after an accident, turning him into an arrogant super-genius who does not understand the concept of fun and is too smart even to be liked by GadgeteerGenius Sandy. That one ends up being FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome, with Patrick using his newfound genius to mathematically determine his actual brain's location in the brain coral fields where he lost it so he can [[DumbIsGood become his old self again]].
** A minor variation also came when Squidward, after yet another disastrous run-in with SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] and a door, recovers to find himself suddenly quite handsome. He enjoys the new attention it brings him, only to then find his admirers refuse to ever let him alone. He ends up begging SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] to bash him with the door again.
16th Mar '18 6:09:49 AM trixus
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* ''Series/DansUneGalaxiePresDeChezVous'' averts this, after causing blunt trauma to Brad, the TokenEvilTeammate scientist, he develops a kind-hearted and supportive personality called Linda. The only reason they have to bring Brad back is that Linda doesn't know science at all and they'll die in a few minutes if they don't find a safe planet to repair their ship, even then some are willing to take their chances at picking a planet at random. When Brad comes back and it's revealed they ''could'' have chosen a planet at random since they are all safe the Captain has to stop the psychologist from beating smacking Brad's head again.

25th Feb '18 6:37:13 AM ading
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** Another episode showed that after becoming physically fit and generally pretty, he turned into an ever bigger jerk.



** Though an unintentional example, again with Peter, after he's more of a moron than usual Lois calls him an idiot. This prompts Peter to start traveling to Chicago and New York to "broaden his horizons". When he gets back he's significantly more intelligent and Lois likes this at first, but Peter then becomes obsessed with making everybody around him smart and makes everybody else feel dumb in comparison. As per this trope, Lois gets annoyed by this and fixes this by sending Peter to the dumbest city in America ([[TakeThat Tucson, Arizona]]) and he's back to normal.
13th Feb '18 6:15:59 AM C2
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** In the episode "Love Bites Dog", jerkass and intense womanizer Bulldog steals a date that Frasier is on from right under his nose. A few days later, Frasier and Roz find out that Bulldog has fallen in love with this woman. They are both shocked at his changing personality, particularly Roz. However, Bulldog is heartbroken when she dumps him on the phone right before his sport's show. Afterwards he cries on the air and leaves the station, resulting in Frasier filling in for him. Feeling out of place, Frasier realizes that he has to revert Bulldog back to his usual self and quickly.

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** In the episode "Love Bites Dog", jerkass and intense womanizer Bulldog steals a date that Frasier is on from right under his nose. A few days later, Frasier and Roz find out that Bulldog has fallen in love with this woman. They are both shocked at his changing personality, particularly Roz. However, Bulldog is heartbroken when she dumps him on the phone right before his sport's sports show. Afterwards he cries on the air and leaves the station, resulting in Frasier filling in for him. Feeling out of place, Frasier realizes that he has to revert Bulldog back to his usual self and quickly.
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