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* Discussed InUniverse in ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman 3: Beyond Gotham''. At the beginning of the game, Batman and Robin end up encountering Killer Croc and are shocked at his change - previously, Croc was just a normal LEGO Minifig, but when ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' introduced the Bigfig, Killer Croc was one of those who got that change.

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* Discussed InUniverse in ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman 3: Beyond Gotham''. At the beginning of the game, Batman and Robin end up encountering Killer Croc and are shocked at his change - previously, Croc was just a normal LEGO Minifig, but when ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' introduced the Bigfig, Killer Croc Green Goblin was one of those who got that change.



* Some of the characters in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' look little like their original designs. You'd be confused at Psylocke's design until Quicksilver says her name.
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brown hair in a slightly different style and new clothes (though they use his classic colors).



* Every character in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' got one when it became ''The New Adventures of Batman''. Most of which looked a lot more toony:
** Commissioner Gordon got hit with it most of all. In ''B:TAS'', he was fairly heavy, had a sort of "whippy-doo" as part of his hairstyle, and carried a pipe. In ''TNBA'', he was positively ''gaunt'' in comparison, had lost most of his hair, and lacked the pipe. It's either {{fanon}} or WordOfGod that he had gotten very sick in between the series, and the new look was a part of this.
** Baby Doll looks almost like a completely different character in ''[=TNBA=]'' thanks to her becoming heavily stylized.
** Other characters included The Scarecrow (whose lanky hobo look is now much more imposing with him sporting a hat and a noose around his neck), Poison Ivy (now pale-skinned, having a darker shade of green in her outfit, and missing the leggings from her original outfit), Killer Croc (now greener, and his facial designs look flatter), Catwoman (whose new outfit is completely black save for a pale mouth area and all-white eye holes; her civilian look was also changed from a blonde to a brunette) and Riddler (sporting a design similar to his 60's incarnation). The Joker's redesign wasn't too radical: his chin was now [[ThinChinOfSin pointed]] rather than square, and he lacked the lipstick and had black eyes with white pupils. Neither fans nor staff took to it, so when they made the movie, WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker, he kept the pointed chin but regained his eyes and lipstick.
* Madelyn Spaulding from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', a character who appeared in 2 episodes (the 2nd season's "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets" and the 4th season's "She-Back!"). Her redesigned appearance for the "She-Back!" episode makes her look like a whole different character. In "Brain Puppets", she had green eyes, a round face, and was slightly curvy, but now, she has black eyes, a leaner face, and a skinnier body. It's as if she lost some weight during her absence and was wearing green contact lenses all along. At least Kimberly Brooks voiced her for both appearances. It's made even stranger when newly animated flashback scenes of the "Brain Puppets" episode are shown in "She-Back!" and [[FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin Madelyn is sporting her 2nd design]] (with a different hairstyle and clothing), all while Static was correctly wearing his 1st costume.
* Similar with Batman, ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' got some when it went into Season 6. Not much is noticed aside from some cleaner animation but Gi now has shoulder length hair.

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* ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'':
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Every character in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' got one when it became ''The New Adventures of Batman''. Most of which looked a lot more toony:
** *** Commissioner Gordon got hit with it most of all. In ''B:TAS'', he was fairly heavy, had a sort of "whippy-doo" as part of his hairstyle, and carried a pipe. In ''TNBA'', he was positively ''gaunt'' in comparison, had lost most of his hair, and lacked the pipe. It's either {{fanon}} or WordOfGod that he had gotten very sick in between the series, and the new look was a part of this.
** *** Baby Doll looks almost like a completely different character in ''[=TNBA=]'' thanks to her becoming heavily stylized.
** *** Other characters included The Scarecrow (whose lanky hobo look is now much more imposing with him sporting a hat and a noose around his neck), Poison Ivy (now pale-skinned, having a darker shade of green in her outfit, and missing the leggings from her original outfit), Killer Croc (now greener, and his facial designs look flatter), Catwoman (whose new outfit is completely black save for a pale mouth area and all-white eye holes; her civilian look was also changed from a blonde to a brunette) and Riddler (sporting a design similar to his 60's incarnation). The Joker's redesign wasn't too radical: his chin was now [[ThinChinOfSin pointed]] rather than square, and he lacked the lipstick and had black eyes with white pupils. Neither fans nor staff took to it, so when they made the movie, WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker, he kept the pointed chin but regained his eyes and lipstick.
* ** Madelyn Spaulding from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', a character who appeared in 2 episodes (the 2nd season's "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets" and the 4th season's "She-Back!"). Her redesigned appearance for the "She-Back!" episode makes her look like a whole different character. In "Brain Puppets", she had green eyes, a round face, and was slightly curvy, but now, she has black eyes, a leaner face, and a skinnier body. It's as if she lost some weight during her absence and was wearing green contact lenses all along. At least Kimberly Brooks voiced her for both appearances. It's made even stranger when newly animated flashback scenes of the "Brain Puppets" episode are shown in "She-Back!" and [[FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin Madelyn is sporting her 2nd design]] (with a different hairstyle and clothing), all while Static was correctly wearing his 1st costume.
* Similar with Batman, the DCAU, ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' got some when it went into Season 6. Not much is noticed aside from some cleaner animation but Gi now has shoulder length hair.
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brown hair in a slightly different style and new clothes (though they use his classic colors).
** Many other characters have seen even more drastic redesigns for the remakes. Two notable examples are Morty and Sabrina, whose Generation IV onward clothes bear little resemblance to their styles in previous generations (more so Sabrina). Sabrina cut her hair and started dressing in a much more casual style, implied in-series to [[DarkIsNotEvil be to seem more approachable]].
** Several members of Team Aqua and Magma have been drastically redesigned as seen in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' compared to the original ''Ruby and Sapphire''. In this [[http://i.imgur.com/i1V4Leb.png image]] from top left to bottom right, we have the Team Magma Grunts, Team Aqua Grunts, Courtney, Shelly, Tabitha, Matt, Maxie, and Archie. Maxie mostly {{avert|edTrope}}s this, as he still closely resembles his design from the original games, minus the widow's peak and of course, different attire and glasses.
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'':
** Almost all the characters got vastly redesigned for ''Crash of the Titans''. Prior to that they had redesigns but they were far more subtle. Crash is shorter and with different body proportions. He no longer has gloves but has tattoos on his fur. Coco had slowly been aging since ''Nitro Kart'' but it's in [=CotT=] where she began looking really pubescent. For the sequel, ''Mind Over Mutant'', she looks even older and dresses in a more tomboyish style.
** Even amongst a whole cast of characters looking and behaving very unlike themselves, Tiny Tiger in ''Crash of the Titans'' stands out as bearing no resemblance at all to his previous depictions. In previous games, he was designed to resemble a ''Tasmanian'' tiger and characterized as a big, brutish DumbMuscle and a ThirdPersonPerson who also spoke in HulkSpeak, with no greater desire than to crush Crash under his feet. In ''Crash of the Titans'', he's quite indisputably a normal, Indian tiger, and is turned into a Wrestling/MikeTyson parody who speaks with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and seems quite friendly towards Crash, only antagonizing him on Dr. Cortex's orders. A player not paying attention would probably just assume this to be a new character entirely.
* Mac from ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' never looks the same. In the NES game he was a very short (4'8) guy, with pale raven hair but come SNES and he's suddenly blond, and with a totally different face and haircut at that. In the Wii title he's revamped again to be [[AmbiguouslyBrown darker skinned]], [[YoungerAndHipper younger]] looking (he is [[ImprobableAge seventeen]]), almost a foot taller, and with a different haircut. It's even worse with the proto-Mac from the arcade game. He looks like a 20 or 30 something year old with bright ''green'' hair. The UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube version of ''Fight Night Round 2'' features the player character from ''Super Punch-Out!!'', who is erroneously identified as "Little Mac" (it's implied, he's just a generic boxer name). ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' for the Wii, being a proper Nintendo-produced game, used the actual Little Mac from the NES game. When Mac is introduced as a character in the Wii U and 3DS installments he uses his remake design.
* While everyone in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series has undergone ArtEvolution to some extent, Ada Wong in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' is ''drastically'' different compared to her established look in every prior appearance. The shape of her eyes, nose and lips are nothing like they used to look, and her skintone is also noticeably lighter. She also has a [not especially flattering] new hairstyle and a different voice actress, so basically, the only things about Ada that haven't changed are her name and propensity for the color red.
* Schala in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' - [[http://www.chronocompendium.com/images/wiki/e/eb/Schala.jpg a tall girl who looks around 16+ with long blue hair, long purple robe and some jewelry.]] Schala in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' - [[http://lparchive.org/Chrono-Cross/Update%2087/5-ending116.jpg significantly shorter, appears to be half the age she was before, and now has short blond hair and is suddenly wearing a white dress and no jewelry for no explained reason.]]
* The [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140117115050/americanmcgeesalice/images/6/6e/AMA_March_Hare_Render.png March Hare]] and [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110617071218/americanmcgeesalice/images/d/d2/Dormy.png Dormouse]] from ''VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice'' eventually undergo a [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140525105438/americanmcgeesalice/images/b/b0/March_Hare.png major]] [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130922132837/americanmcgeesalice/images/e/e9/Dormouse_AMR_render.png redesign]] for ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'', the former being much more noticable.
* [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/powerinstinct/images/e/ee/Keith_Wayne.jpg Keith Wayne]] and [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/powerinstinct/images/1/1b/Annie_Hamilton.jpg Annie Hamilton]] from ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' got [[http://www.culturaneogeo.com/reviews/matrimelee/rev/KeithMatrimelee.png major]] [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/1/1f/AnnieMatrimelee.PNG changes]] to their look from ''Gogetsuji Legends'' in 1995 to ''Matrimelee'' in 2003, but their moves remained the same. These 2 were the only returning characters from old games who have a change of look, which got back for pachinko game ''CR Goketsuji Ichizoku''.
* The [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/0/6/3/38063_front.jpg North American box art]] for ''VideoGame/{{Zeliard}}'' depicts what appears to be a [[HornyVikings stereotypical viking]] with Popeye arms. The main character in the actual game is wearing a completely different outfit, and is depicted as a fairly standard 80's anime hero in the cutscenes (which is also where you discover that the lines on his sprite's helmet are ''wings'', not horns). Pretty much the only thing they have in common is red hair.
* This was the norm for American and European box arts of Japanese games back in the 80s and early 90s as a result of the AmericanKirbyIsHardcore trope. Back then, when games were localized, it was common practice to "Americanize" them and redesign their characters to the point they became unrecognizable, creating [[CoversAlwaysLie a stark contrast between the character designs, tone and style of the box art and those of the actual game]] that baffled many gamers. So you ended up getting things like a game [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fc/TheKrionConquest_boxart.png whose box art]] depicted an adult woman drawn in a realistic style with badass looking characters and elements next to her and in the background, when the actual game used a cute anime style and depicted her as [[http://s769.photobucket.com/user/Elkovsky/media/NES%20pics/KrionConquest_003.png.html a young moe girl]]. ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' is the most well known example of this.
* In the early ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, Desmond Miles' face changes slightly in every game so that he can more resemble whatever ancestor the game was starring.
** In a more extreme example, we have Al Mualim's appearance in ''Altaïr's Chronicles'', where he has a completely different face and outfit, and even a short black beard, in contrast with the usual long grey beard. You'd never know that this character was actually Al Mualim if the game didn't outright call him that.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', while Link's facial features look the same as always, he is completely lacking his [[ClothesMakeTheLegend iconic green tunic]] to the point that even the merchandise doesn't have it; he wears a blue shirt instead. Miyamoto has said that [[https://gamerant.com/new-zelda-link-green-tunic-miyamoto/ he doesn't even know if the tunic will be in the game]]. [[spoiler:Probably because nobody specified which one was "the" tunic, since you can find multiple versions in the game based on previous incarnations of Link and a brand new one for the Hero of the Wild.]]
* Discussed InUniverse in ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman 3: Beyond Gotham''. At the beginning of the game, Batman and Robin end up encountering Killer Croc and are shocked at his change - previously, Croc was just a normal LEGO Minifig, but when ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' introduced the Bigfig, Killer Croc was one of those who got that change.


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* Some of the characters in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' look little like their original designs. You'd be confused at Psylocke's design until Quicksilver says her name.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Thanks to a [[ArtEvolution much higher budget]] in the later episodes, this happened when [[http://images.wikia.com/southpark/images/c/c6/Mecha-Streisand_1998-2010.jpg Mecha Streisand]] made her reappearance. It's even [[{{Lampshading}} lampshaded]] by one of the people activating her, who remarks that she somehow looks even more terrifying than last time.
** Ben Affleck, Geraldo Rivera, Al Gore, and Conan O'Brien were also radically re-designed after their first appearance.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'':
** Pictured: On the top, Simon Belmont as he appears in the packaging illustration for ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' (specifically the [=X68000=] version). On bottom, Simon Belmont as he appears in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''. Basically he was made into a TopHeavyGuy with piloting gear for some reason.
** Though not to quite the same extent, {{VideoGame/Mega Man|Classic}} is [[http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/5450/19/16x9/960.jpg colored green on the same show(said to be a mistake from the coloring artist),]] while [[VideoGame/PunchOut King Hippo]] [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/fictionalcrossover/images/c/c4/CaptainN_01_KingHippo.png/revision/latest?cb=20130824211004is teal.]] The latter is particularly noticable because the first season's opening features footage of Little Mac fighting a decidedly non-teal King Hippo in ''Punch-Out!''.
** In fact, almost all of the video game characters in ''Captain N'' bear little to no resemblance to the genuine articles: [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/vsbattles/images/b/b0/Mother_Brain_Metroid.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150709201521 Mother Brain in the games]] was a giant cybernetic brain with eyes in a pickle jar, contrary to popular belief, [[NewerThanTheyThink her cyclops design didn't come till the SNES era]]. In ''Captain N'', she was still a giant brain in a jar... but with [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/nintenshows/images/4/4a/Image.out.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20111028124223 a trampoline-like stretch of face that had huge lips and the voice of Levi Stubbs.]] Part of this may be a misinterpretation of her [[http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/File:Metroid_Boss_Mother_Brain.gif NES sprite]], whose horns, and tube resemble a jaw with a grimacing expression.
** The ''Castlevania III'' episode is particularly hilarious in this regard, making Alucard a TotallyRadical skateboarding teen and \ having a nameless male wizard who is presumably Sypha. Of course, Sypha [[SamusIsAGirl being female wasn't revealed]] until the game's end.
** According to interviews with the staff, the game companies sent NES cartridges for the animators to play through, combined with the [[NintendoHard extreme difficulty]] of many of these games, the character designers had to come up with their own designs for many game characters.
* When Cleveland Jr. first appeared in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', he was a thin hyperactive boy with a short attention span. When he was [[{{Transplant}} transplanted]] into ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', he was turned into a slow-talking dimwitted fat kid. In other words, he became the [[RaceLift black]] [[{{Expy}} version]] of Chris Griffin, except opposite on the intelligence scale. Lampshaded in the B-Plot for one episode where the new Cleveland Jr. explains that he is actually a secret agent who killed the original Jr. in order to assume his identity as a cover (that Cleveland Sr. didn't notice is relatively consistent with his parenting skills). Not exactly ''canon'' since nobody has yet mentioned this outside of that particular episode.
* In their first appearance on ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhostCoastToCoast'', where they spun-off from the Aqua Teens from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' look different.
* ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'':
** In the cartoon version of ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', the chipmunks are FunnyAnimal played straight. [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks The films]], on the other hand, make them look more like real-world chipmunks.
** Also true from series to series. WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow chipmunks look different than the [[WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks 80's series]] Chipmunks (lampshaded in the episode "[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Back To Our Future]]") who look somewhat different from the "A Chipmunk Christmas" version.
* The narrow gauge engines in Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' don't look like how they did in the season prior. Many details were changed, and some engines had completely remodeled faces. It is said they made new larger models to capture more detail, though the main reason was that the smaller models were too troublesome to operate. The worst offender being Rusty, with a large drawn out face going all over his front, as opposed to the earlier model, which had a smaller face. Especially jarring in Season 5, since the original smaller models are used for scenes requiring the narrow gauge engines to communicate with Standard Gauge engines, or take place on sets alongside standard gauge rails. The new models are used for scenes where the narrow gauge engines are on their own.
* Every few years, Creator/{{Toonami}} would undergo a retool, usually resulting in [[RobotBuddy TOM]] and [[CoolStarship The GPSS Absolution]] getting new designs. Each redesign gave the impression of [[TookALevelInBadass the ship and crew getting stronger]]. Then along came the fourth redesign, and well, [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/sparkprime/TOMevolution.jpg see for yourself.]] With the [[UnCancelled revival]], TOM is back to his third incarnation, with TOM 4.0 being {{retcon}}ned into an entirely different robot.
* Parodied in ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Limozeen:]] [[AnimatedAdaptation But they're]] [[RecycledinSpace IN SPACE!]]'' where Mary Palorocini is actually drawn with red hair and a pot belly "because he's the comic relief!"
* Pete Jr. looked nothing like [[WesternAnimation/GoofTroop how he is drawn now]] in his debut short, ''Bellboy Donald'', where he is actually drawn like MickeyMouse, but with cat ears. His currently accepted design looks like a younger and friendlier version of his father, WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}.
* WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer in his cameo appearance in ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'', his appearance in ''[[WesternAnimation/FrostytheSnowman Frosty]] and Rudolph's Christmas in July'' and his appearance in ''Rudolph's Shiny New Year''. Rather than reuse his models from ''Red-Nosed Reindeer'', they simply created new ones for those films, none of which resemble each other or the original Rudolph.
* Every character in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' got one when it became ''The New Adventures of Batman''. Most of which looked a lot more toony:
** Commissioner Gordon got hit with it most of all. In ''B:TAS'', he was fairly heavy, had a sort of "whippy-doo" as part of his hairstyle, and carried a pipe. In ''TNBA'', he was positively ''gaunt'' in comparison, had lost most of his hair, and lacked the pipe. It's either {{fanon}} or WordOfGod that he had gotten very sick in between the series, and the new look was a part of this.
** Baby Doll looks almost like a completely different character in ''[=TNBA=]'' thanks to her becoming heavily stylized.
** Other characters included The Scarecrow (whose lanky hobo look is now much more imposing with him sporting a hat and a noose around his neck), Poison Ivy (now pale-skinned, having a darker shade of green in her outfit, and missing the leggings from her original outfit), Killer Croc (now greener, and his facial designs look flatter), Catwoman (whose new outfit is completely black save for a pale mouth area and all-white eye holes; her civilian look was also changed from a blonde to a brunette) and Riddler (sporting a design similar to his 60's incarnation). The Joker's redesign wasn't too radical: his chin was now [[ThinChinOfSin pointed]] rather than square, and he lacked the lipstick and had black eyes with white pupils. Neither fans nor staff took to it, so when they made the movie, WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker, he kept the pointed chin but regained his eyes and lipstick.
* Madelyn Spaulding from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', a character who appeared in 2 episodes (the 2nd season's "Attack of the Living Brain Puppets" and the 4th season's "She-Back!"). Her redesigned appearance for the "She-Back!" episode makes her look like a whole different character. In "Brain Puppets", she had green eyes, a round face, and was slightly curvy, but now, she has black eyes, a leaner face, and a skinnier body. It's as if she lost some weight during her absence and was wearing green contact lenses all along. At least Kimberly Brooks voiced her for both appearances. It's made even stranger when newly animated flashback scenes of the "Brain Puppets" episode are shown in "She-Back!" and [[FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin Madelyn is sporting her 2nd design]] (with a different hairstyle and clothing), all while Static was correctly wearing his 1st costume.
* Similar with Batman, ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' got some when it went into Season 6. Not much is noticed aside from some cleaner animation but Gi now has shoulder length hair.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' went through a radical ArtEvolution (or [[BrokenBase arguably]] de-evolution, as it became more stylized) between season 1 and season 2. The art style change is explainable however that doesn't explain the fact that several characters were [[http://ashyartemispotozuko.deviantart.com/art/American-Dragon-Jake-Long-Different-321834603 very redesigned]]. For example Hayley originally was purple in her dragon form but season 2 made her pink. Some of the changes were done to emphasise their personalities more. Sara and Kara (the Oracle twins) are a pair of redheaded PolarOppositeTwins. In season 1 they are identical, wavy haired redheads however the moody Kara dresses in a punk/grunge fashion while Sara has a FlowerInHerHair and a green dress. In season 2 Kara is a raven haired {{goth}} while Sara is a stereotypical blonde blue-eyed prep.
* All ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' sequels brought some change to the characters' designs and personalities, which was usually justified through a TimeSkip, although some cases played this trope straight ([[TheSmartGuy Cooper]], [[DarkMagicalGirl Charmcaster]], and [[CanonImmigrant Elena]] come to mind.) WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse, on the other hand, takes place less than a year after the events of previous sequel ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ultimate Alien]]'' and involves a large amount of flashback on the original series. Yet, in both the flashback and present episodes, aliens and characters are all redesigned to the point some of them bear few similarities to their model.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', the more famous the actor in the movie ''Ghostbusters'', the less his character resembled him. Winston Zeddemore's only major deviation was that he didn't have a mustache (which Ernie Hudson would ditch in the second film anyway), while Egon Spengler was blond and had a much different hairstyle, he didn't differ that much from Harold Ramis either. However, Ray Stantz looked nothing like Creator/DanAykroyd but was, instead, a stout redhead with a pot belly (before Aykroyd was known for being chubby) and Peter Venkman looked absolutely, positively nothing like Creator/BillMurray but instead, a tall, thin "leading-man" type, although his voice remained similar. Animated Ray [[InkSuitActor looks more like]] his voice-actor, Frank Welker. He's only missing a pair of huge, eighties-style bifocals.
* ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'': In the episode involving Daphne's room being stolen, Daphne's parents are shown to look reasonably different from her, with an example of her mother having blonde hair. In the second-to-last episode of the cartoon, Daphne's parents are seen again, except this time their look is that of [[GenerationXerox adult carbon copies of her]] and even have her "There's no such things as ghosts!'' [[VerbalTic verbal tic]].
* In the 2006 SequelSeries of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', Modo's nephew Rimfire is given a redesign. While still having orange lightning-shaped highlights in his hair, he has a different hairstyle and his hair and fur colors are changed from black and greyish-brown respectively to completely pale brown.
* Ariel's sisters from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' have changed quite a bit, especially when you compare them to [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid the show]].
* Bowser and Princess Toadstool in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''. Princess Toadstool is based on her original sprite rather than her official art, and thus she looks like a young redheaded teenager rather than the more mature-looking, blonde Peach most fans know. Bowser's animated counterpart differed from his depiction in the games because his entire body was colored green instead of just his shell and he was bald instead of having fiery hair.
* In the 90s ''{{Spider-Man}}'' animated series, Blade made an appearance but so did a pre-movie Whistler. Whistler looked and sounded nothing like the character played by grizzled Kris Kristofferson in the movies. Animated Whistler was younger, cleancut, and voiced by MalcolmMcDowell who spoke in his usual mid-atlantic accent. The animated appearances predate the movies by about four years. And the character of Whistler was created for the films (he had not appeared in the comics), so the writers of the animated episodes simply had access to an early, possibly unused draft of the film script. Both get a pass since at that time, there was no indication as to who would be eventually cast as Whistler, if a film was made.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpidermanUnlimited'': [[http://i.imgur.com/K3mGgcB.png?1 Carnage looked almost nothing like himself]]. At least the other villains' bizarre designs were justified by the fact that they were supposed to be merely counterparts to Spidey's foes, but Carnage was the regular Carnage from Peter's Earth...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In his first onscreen appearance in "Homer's Odyssey", Waylon Smithers was dark-skinned with blue hair due to an unfortunate mistake when the show was sent overseas to Korea to be colorized and animated. The production crew did think about leaving him this way, but the [[UnfortunateImplications thought of a black man who sucked up to his white boss wouldn't sit well with a lot of people]], so they made it known that Smithers would be white (er, yellow) for all subsequent episodes. Jokingly handwaved by some of the writers, saying that Smithers had just come back from holiday with a heavy tan.
** "The Mansion Family" features Music/BritneySpears, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S11E12/94960.jpg though she looked more like Baby Spice]] from Music/TheSpiceGirls. WordOfGod said her design was meant to look like Spears from her "Baby One More Time" video.
* Many of the characters featured in the Creator/DiCEntertainment continuation of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' look very different from how they appeared in the original Sunbow series. Notable examples include Serpentor's snake costume being green instead of yellowish orange, Snake Eyes wearing a red visor instead of his grey one with slits, and Destro initially having a golden mask instead of a silver one. Being a MerchandiseDriven show, though, in most cases this was the result of a new figure for the character in question.
* WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, as they appeared in the one-off special "Dance Pantsed," underwent a bit of a change in appearance. Their heads were almost square with rounded corners, their eyes didn't taper to the sides of their heads, and even Mojo Jojo looked ragged and emaciated.
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* Creator/CharlieChaplin once entered a lookalike contest. [[YourCostumeNeedsWork He lost because nobody thought he looked like Charlie Chaplin.]]
* Former Music/{{Chicago}} singer and multi-instrumentalist Bill Champlin went from look like [[http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/404/MI0001404244.jpg?partner=allrovi.com this]] to [[http://melodic-hardrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Bill-Champlin-Burn-Down-The-Night-Back.jpg this]] within the span of three years. Yes, ''that is the same guy in both pictures''.
* When [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] didn't have his trademark fake mustache, most people didn't recognize him. When he went on to host ''Series/YouBetYourLife'' he grew a real one so people would recognize him.
* Music/MichaelJackson went through numerous nose jobs starting in 1979, as well as a chin operation circa 1985, massive weight loss in 1981, and a proven bout with vitiligo: a skin disease which created white splotches on his skin. His use of makeup and, later, bleaching creams would make his skin appear gradually lighter. That, in addition to different wigs and tattooed "eye-liner" made Michael look completely different by the end of the '80s, and more so as time went on. The Michael Jackson of 1978 would look completely unrecognizable to people mainly familiar with his appearance starting in the '90s.
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5th Sep '17 11:44:19 AM Pichu-kun
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** The Zelda in the adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords'' doesn't resemble her game counterpart at all. She instead looks like the ''Ocarina of Time'' or ''Wind Waker'' interpretation of Zelda. Her hair is far ligher and not in a ponytail. It arguably makes her [[AdaptationalAttractiveness far cuter]] than her canonical design, but it's quite inaccurate nevertheless.

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** The Zelda in the adaptation [[Manga/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures adaptation]] of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures'' doesn't resemble her game counterpart at all. She instead looks like the ''Ocarina of Time'' or ''Wind Waker'' interpretation of Zelda. Her hair is far ligher and not in a ponytail. It arguably makes her [[AdaptationalAttractiveness far cuter]] than her canonical design, but it's quite inaccurate nevertheless.
5th Sep '17 5:52:58 AM Pichu-kun
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** The Zelda in the adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords'' doesn't resemble her game counterpart at all. She instead looks like the ''Ocarina of Time'' or ''Wind Waker'' interpretation of Zelda. Her hair is far ligher and not in a ponytail. It arguably makes her [[AdaptationalAttractiveness far cuter]] than her canonical design, but it's quite inaccurate nevertheless.
27th Aug '17 4:46:07 AM Doug86
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* The New 52 infamously redesigned ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}'' as a PrettyBoy. Reader backlash was such that DC eventually ended up bringing back the classic Lobo design.

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* The New 52 infamously redesigned ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}}'' as a PrettyBoy. Reader backlash was such that DC eventually ended up bringing back the classic Lobo design.
8th Aug '17 12:32:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* The New 52 infamously redesigned ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}'' as a {{Bishonen}}. Reader backlash was such that DC eventually ended up bringing back the classic Lobo design.

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* The New 52 infamously redesigned ''ComicBook/{{Lobo}}'' as a {{Bishonen}}.PrettyBoy. Reader backlash was such that DC eventually ended up bringing back the classic Lobo design.



** Kiara at the start of the film. There are [[http://www.freewebs.com/princess_kiara/presentations.htm many differences]] between her and the infant at the end of the [[Disney/TheLionKing first film]], who fans tend to call "Kopa" after Simba's son in official books, which has caused a lot of EpilepticTrees.

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** Kiara at the start of the film. There are [[http://www.freewebs.com/princess_kiara/presentations.htm many differences]] between her and the infant at the end of the [[Disney/TheLionKing first film]], who fans tend to call "Kopa" after Simba's son in official books, ''Literature/TheLionKingSixNewAdventures'', which has caused a lot of EpilepticTrees.



* The ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' characters barely look like their comic book counterparts, a fact that has been lost by many due to many qualities being [[{{Retcanon}} added]] into the comics and due to AdaptationDisplacement. Sabrina's hair is far longer than her signature bob haircut and is a golden blonde instead of a MysticalWhiteHair tier of platinum blonde. The usually [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green haired]] Hilda is a brunette, and Salem goes from having orange fur to being a black cat. Hilda lacks a GagNose, Zelda is much skinnier, and both dressed in contemporary fashions instead of looking like traditional witches.

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* The ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' characters barely look like their comic book counterparts, a fact that has been lost by many due to many qualities being [[{{Retcanon}} added]] into the comics and due to AdaptationDisplacement. Sabrina's hair is far longer than her signature bob haircut and is a golden blonde instead of a MysticalWhiteHair tier of platinum blonde. The usually [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair green haired]] Hilda is a brunette, and Salem goes went from having orange fur to being a black cat. Hilda lacks a GagNose, Zelda is much skinnier, and both dressed in contemporary fashions instead of looking like traditional witches.



* ''LiveActionTV/CodeLyokoEvolution'' [[ArtShift swapped]] the traditional animation of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' for live action segments. Odd's actor doesn't match his original look or his CGI "Lyoko" design. He looks jarringly young compared to everyone else and is quite short. He doesn't even having the same hair colour as his animated version (being a brown/dark blonde tone instead of light blonde).

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* ''LiveActionTV/CodeLyokoEvolution'' [[ArtShift swapped]] the traditional animation of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' for live action segments. Odd's actor doesn't match his original look or his CGI "Lyoko" design. He looks jarringly young compared to everyone else and is quite short. He doesn't even having the same hair colour as his animated version (being a brown/dark blonde blond tone instead of light blonde).blond).



* Both ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' continuities and Skylanders completely redesign the purple dragon. In the Classic series he is a tiny, cute purple dragon with really small wings, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy he is more armor plated with a different personality and had another redesign to make him larger after a PlotRelevantAgeUp, and in the ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' series he is smaller again with his original personality, but now looks much less cute and has larger purple wings and a much bigger tail spike. The fandom is divided about these changes, to say the least...

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* Both ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' continuities and Skylanders ''Skylanders'' completely redesign the purple dragon. In the Classic series he is a tiny, cute purple dragon with really small wings, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy he is more armor plated with a different personality and had another redesign to make him larger after a PlotRelevantAgeUp, and in the ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}'' series he is smaller again with his original personality, but now looks much less cute and has larger purple wings and a much bigger tail spike. The fandom is divided about these changes, to say the least...



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' is a scrawny looking kid with black AnimeHair. His current design, which has been used since the remakes (''Firered'' and ''Leafgreen''), is more {{Bishonen}} and mature looking (along with being a PerpetualFrowner in all his official art). He has b

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' is a scrawny looking kid with black AnimeHair. His current design, which has been used since the remakes (''Firered'' and ''Leafgreen''), is more {{Bishonen}} and mature looking (along with being a PerpetualFrowner in all his official art). art, in contrast to his original design which usually smiled). He has blight brown hair and his clothes have the same colours and style but are styled differently.
8th Aug '17 12:10:38 PM Pichu-kun
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* Red from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' has noticeable bangs that poke out of his hat, which makes him look little like his Red counterpart from the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. He resembles Red even less so now due to game Red's redesign starting at ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FireRed/LeafGreen]]''. Red in the games has light brown hair and brown eyes while his ''Adventures'' counterpart has longer black hair and red eyes.
* [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c3/Blaine_anime.png Blaine]] in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime looked ''really'' differently from the way he does [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/e2/Red_Blue_Blaine.png in the games and most media.]] Curiously, his design is actually accurate to a prototype Blaine character design, which was replaced in late post-production. [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/6/6c/Blaine_disguise_anime.png The disguise he initially uses]] resembles his usual design (if it weren't for the wig).

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** Oddly, this has occurs even within the manga's canon. When first introduced Bill was a huge ugly {{gonk}} with scruffy facial hair. Come Johto and he's suddenly in his younger game accurate design.
* Red from ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' has noticeable bangs that poke out of his hat, which makes him look little like his Red counterpart from the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. He resembles Red [[TheArtifact even less so now now]] due to game Red's redesign starting at ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FireRed/LeafGreen]]''. Red in the games has light brown hair and brown eyes while his ''Adventures'' counterpart has longer black hair and red eyes.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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[[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/c/c3/Blaine_anime.png Blaine]] in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime looked ''really'' differently from the way he does [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/e/e2/Red_Blue_Blaine.png in the games and most media.]] Curiously, his design is actually accurate to a [[EarlyDraftTieIn prototype Blaine character design, design]], which was replaced in late post-production. [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/6/6c/Blaine_disguise_anime.png The disguise he initially uses]] resembles his usual design (if it weren't for the wig).
** Kanto was very creative with how accurate they kept the character designs, however Bill is still something else. Both personality and design wise, he is little like Bill in the games. In the games he has brown hair and wore a simple brown shirt. He was transformed into a Pokemon by accident while testing out a machine. Bill in the games has a Kansai accent however this isn't translated in the English versions (though ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' gives him a thick Southern accent). Bill in the anime is a green-haired rich man who wears a red robe and was stuck in a Pokemon ''costume''. His Kansai accent is presented as a British accent in the English dub. Bill was also DemotedToExtra, only appearing once in Kanto when his game counterpart is a reoccuring character.
31st Jul '17 2:01:09 PM Luigiofthegods
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** Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' is a scrawny looking kid with black AnimeHair. His current design, which has been used since the remakes (''Firered'' and ''Leafgreen''), is more {{Bishonen}} and mature looking (along with being a PerpetualFrowner in all his official art). He has b

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** Red from ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' is a scrawny looking kid with black AnimeHair. His current design, which has been used since the remakes (''Firered'' and ''Leafgreen''), is more {{Bishonen}} and mature looking (along with being a PerpetualFrowner in all his official art). He has bb
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30th Jul '17 6:48:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [=MSX2=] version of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' featured photo-realistic character portraits (most of them being [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed obvious traceovers of popular celebrities at the time]]) in lieu of the more iconic character designs by Yoji Shinkawa featured in the later ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and its sequels. While the game's renditions of Solid Snake, Roy Campbell and Big Boss vaguely resembled their future ''MGS'' incarnations (with Snake looking a bit older than he did in the original ''MGS''), the original designs for Master Miller and Gray Fox are bit more jarring in contrast: Master Miller has a distinctively Asian appearances in the MSX version instead of [[RaceLift being the blond-haired Caucasoid]] he was in ''MGS'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'', whereas Gray Fox is a Tom Berenger lookalike with bronze skin and brown hair instead of being white haired like he was from ''MGS'' and onward.

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* The [=MSX2=] version of ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' featured photo-realistic character portraits (most of them being [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed obvious traceovers of popular celebrities at the time]]) in lieu of the more iconic character designs by Yoji Shinkawa featured in the later ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and its sequels. While the game's renditions of Solid Snake, Roy Campbell and Big Boss vaguely resembled their future ''MGS'' incarnations (with Snake looking a bit older than he did in the original ''MGS''), the original designs for Master Miller and Gray Fox are bit more jarring in contrast: Master Miller has a distinctively Asian appearances in the MSX version instead of [[RaceLift being the blond-haired Caucasoid]] he was in ''MGS'' and ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'', whereas Gray Fox is a Tom Berenger Creator/TomBerenger lookalike with bronze skin and brown hair instead of being white haired like he was from ''MGS'' and onward.
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