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11th Feb '17 6:19:54 PM Mauserhawkefd3435
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' is locked up, leaving a lunatic to defend TheCity in his place. The villains are glad to be rid of their nemesis at first, but quickly realize that the new Tick is much worse. Chairface Chippendale organizes the villains saying, "we've got to rescue the Blue Tick, who is also mad, but in a much more goal-oriented way."
31st Jan '17 5:37:55 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** To a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth in "Bendless Love", when Bender bends his spine so he continually faces upwards. This results in his brain being flooded with endorphins, making him obnoxiously cheery. By the end of the episode, Bender is so sick of listening to him he bends him back the other way, instantly making him [[MoodSwinger very sad]].

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** To a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth in "Bendless Love", when Bender bends his spine so he continually faces upwards. This results in his brain being flooded with endorphins, making him obnoxiously cheery. By the end of the episode, Bender is so sick of listening to him he bends him back the other way, instantly making him [[MoodSwinger very sad]]. [[ComedicSociopathy Everyone is fine with it.]]
24th Jan '17 9:05:14 AM JoieDeCombat
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* In the movie ''Film/ShallowHal'', Jack Black gets hypnotized by Tony Robbins, gaining the ability to see the "Inner Beauty" of anyone he hadn't met before the hypnosis. He is blissfully unaware that this is happening, though. His buddy, a distraught [[IAmNotSpock Jason Alexander]], confronts Tony Robbins and asks him to take the whammy off him. When Robbins asks, "Is that what he really wants?", Alexander replies, "I don't ''care'' what he wants! It's what ''I'' want! I want my friend back!"

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* In the movie ''Film/ShallowHal'', Jack Black Hal gets hypnotized by Tony Robbins, gaining the ability to see the "Inner Beauty" of anyone he hadn't met before the hypnosis. He is blissfully unaware that this is happening, though. His buddy, a distraught [[IAmNotSpock Jason Alexander]], buddy Mauricio, distraught, confronts Tony Robbins and asks him to take the whammy off him. When Robbins asks, "Is that what he really wants?", Alexander Mauricio replies, "I don't ''care'' what he wants! It's what ''I'' want! I want my friend back!"
3rd Jan '17 6:52:01 PM H2SO4
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A common SitCom plot where the total {{Jerkass}} learns his lesson, turns sweet and benevolent -- and becomes absolutely intolerable, making the other characters yearn for the original personality. Eventually the character in question will revert to normal, and the reaction will either be [[StatusQuoIsGod relief]], or realization that [[HereWeGoAgain he really is worse in his obnoxious form]].

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A common SitCom plot where the total {{Jerkass}} learns his lesson, turns sweet and benevolent benevolent, or at least turns more "refined" -- and becomes absolutely intolerable, intolerable such that his new behavior is rather destructive, making the other characters yearn for the original personality. Eventually the character in question will revert to normal, and the reaction will either be [[StatusQuoIsGod relief]], or realization that [[HereWeGoAgain he really is worse in his obnoxious form]].



* 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 a 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 (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 a 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]].
1st Dec '16 5:01:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** Wrestling/JohnCena was a very {{Badass}} {{Delinquent}} AntiHero. The Wrestling/{{WWE}} noticed he draws female and children fans and decided to make him LighterAndSofter to appeal more to those demographics.

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** Wrestling/JohnCena was a very {{Badass}} badass {{Delinquent}} AntiHero. The Wrestling/{{WWE}} noticed he draws female and children fans and decided to make him LighterAndSofter to appeal more to those demographics.
20th Nov '16 5:55:26 PM Dirtyblue929
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* In ''StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'', the player can acquire an item called "HK Protocol Pacifist Package", which can turn the ruthless, sadistic and bloodlusting assassin droid HK-47 into an unbearably polite pacifist. The player character then hastily removes the package, much to the droid's gratitude.

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* In ''StarWars: KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'', KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', the player can acquire an item called "HK Protocol Pacifist Package", which can turn the ruthless, sadistic and bloodlusting assassin droid HK-47 into an unbearably polite pacifist. The player character then hastily removes the package, much to the droid's gratitude.
24th Oct '16 12:09:54 PM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''Kurt''', ''{{Multiplex}}''

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-->-- '''Kurt''', ''{{Multiplex}}''''Webcomic/{{Multiplex}}''
23rd Oct '16 11:03:58 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[Creator/TylerPerry Meet the Browns]]'': When Mr. Brown got hit on the head his whole personality changed: suits and sweaters instead of loud 70's clothing, courteous and kind, instead of whiny and rude, and (for some reason) speaking in a [[BritishAccents British accent]]. At first family and friends enjoyed the new Mr. Brown, but when he began to be [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]] about their actions and character, they decided that the original Mr. Brown wasn't that bad after all.

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* ''[[Creator/TylerPerry Meet the Browns]]'': When Mr. Brown got hit on the head his whole personality changed: suits and sweaters instead of loud 70's clothing, courteous and kind, instead of whiny and rude, and (for some reason) speaking in a [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents British accent]]. At first family and friends enjoyed the new Mr. Brown, but when he began to be [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]] about their actions and character, they decided that the original Mr. Brown wasn't that bad after all.
8th Oct '16 10:42:44 PM Demetrios
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* In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Serenity Now," Jerry's [[GirlOfTheWeek then-girlfriend]] wanted him to be more in touch with his emotions. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor She created]] [[StupidGood a monster]].

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* A couple of examples from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
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In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Serenity Now," Jerry's [[GirlOfTheWeek then-girlfriend]] wanted him to be more in touch with his emotions. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor She created]] [[StupidGood a monster]].monster]].
** "The Beard" has a bit of a spin on it. Elaine says that she didn't like George's toupee because "it made him act like a jerk," even though George is one with or without hair. So in this episode's case, it's more like "We Want Our Slightly Less of a Jerk Back."
31st Aug '16 10:43:45 PM Premonition45
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** Played straight and inverted in "Home Away from Homer": Flanders moves to ultra-nice Humbleton, PA, and a JerkJock moves into Flanders's old house and torments Homer himself. Both Ned and Homer realize how good they had it before and everything goes back to normal.

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** Played straight and inverted in "Home Away from Homer": Flanders moves to ultra-nice [[TastesLikeDiabetes ultra-nice]] Humbleton, PA, and a JerkJock moves into Flanders's old house and torments Homer himself. Both Ned and Homer realize how good they had it before and everything goes back to normal.
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