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22nd Sep '16 9:42:48 PM ChrisX
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* When ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' aired, Juzo Sakakura didn't make the best impression. He's a violent {{Jerkass}} who resorts to beating the crap out of people he did not like or goes against his more low-key antagonist best friend Kyosuke Munakata, and has a severe IrrationalHatred towards [[TheHero Makoto Naegi]], while in the past, he looks down on the Reserve Course student and they should be happy of being nobodies instead of being talented like him, and severely beat up Hajime Hinata for that, though it was to protect him from getting killed by the school committee, he went really over the top about his jerk ways. All in all, combined with a lot of fuck-ups he did in the past, he was really on the way to become the most hated character in the franchise, there was even a subreddit dedicated to hate him. As time passed, fans started to appreciate his loyalty, and then he's shown to be at least trying in doing good deeds, only for things to not go their way, and then it was revealed that [[spoiler:he's gay for Kyosuke, and the BigBad used it to her advantage to blackmail him]], giving him sympathy, and then [[spoiler:horribly stabbed by an unhinged Kyosuke]], and eventually sealed the deal by [[spoiler:surviving that, saving Makoto from a brainwashing process and admitting to Makoto that he screwed up big time and Makoto succeeding just made his self-loathing of those mistakes worse and finally putting an end to the Killing Game by putting the power supply back up [[HeroicSacrifice at cost of his life]].]] And suddenly, the ones who used to be cursing and wanting Juzo to die started praising him like a savior and true hero. Also, the aforementioned subreddit started losing subscribers.
20th Sep '16 4:53:19 AM Arcana4th
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** He becomes such a major rescue, it started a meme of "SHSL Redeem", after the events above listed, he [[spoiler: gets stabbed by Munakata, making him tragic, and is even more tragic when, in the following episode, he is confirmed to have been in love with Munakata ever since they met, making him also the first canon gay character of the franchise. After that, he reveals that the stabbing did not killed him, he comes back, saves Makoto's life and has a DyingMomentOfAwesome in which he turns off the power of the building, which turns off the brainwashing monitors and the bracelets, finishing the Final Killing Game at the cost of bleeding out while doing it]]. The man went from one of the most hated characters in the entire series to one the most beloved ones! Fans even starting making posts in which they apologize for hating Juzo.
30th Aug '16 1:57:25 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' has Juzo as a mild example. His characterization of having deep down(and I mean deep deep down, beneath layers and layers of sheer [[JerkAss jackassness]]) a golden heart and caring for his friends, being hinted at episode 8 that he was one of the few people who actually care for Kimura, slowly becoming the show's sole MrFanservice(his collar keeps getting lower and his muscle shirt seems tighter). Revealing that he [[spoiler:has some sort of UnrequitedLove for Chisa, or maybe Munakata]], has humanized him for fans and while he is still hated by a group, the fact that Ruruka became an even bigger scrappy than he is, and [[spoiler:the fact that he indents to kill her]] made him more liked in the fandom. Some fans actually state that will like him more if he goes through with it.
17th Aug '16 10:50:38 PM Gamermaster
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* As of the last few years the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series has actually gone a long way to making Precia Testarossa a much more sympathetic TragicVillain. When she was introduced in the shows first season she was [[HateSink hated]] pretty much instantly thanks to her first scene wherein she was shown [[AbusiveParents horrifically whipping]] [[TheWoobie Fate]] while the latter was tied up [[KickTheDog for not collecting enough Jewel Seeds]]. This hatred only increased when she revealed to Fate at the end of the season [[spoiler: that she was just a clone of Precia's daughter Alicia and that [[KickTheDog she had always hated Fate]]]]. The fact that [[spoiler: she ended up ([[DisneyVillainDeath presumably]]) falling to her death instead of having a fight with any of the main protagonists also left a bad taste in a lot of viewers mouths]] with many fans hoping she would return just so she could get the ass kicking she deserved. However with the release of the first movie fans actually got to see a more sympathetic side to Precia [[spoiler: seeing her hold Alicia's lifeless corpse in her hands and realising as she fell to her death that she could have treated Fate like an actual daughter instead of a tool]]. This continued in ''VideoGame/GearsOfDestiny'' wherein she reconciles with her familiar Linith at the end of there arc [[TogetherInDeath as the two die peacefully in each others arms]]. Finally we have [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT INNOCENT]] wherein Precia becomes a Doting mother to both Alicia ''and'' Fate (as well as being funny to boot). Suffice it to say these portrayals have gone a lone way to making Preica much more sympathetic in the fandoms eyes (it properly helps that audiences were introduced to the much more universally reviled [[InvincibleVillain Hücke]][[CreatorsPet bein]] about the same time).

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* As of the last few years the ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' series has actually gone a long way to making Precia Testarossa a much more sympathetic TragicVillain. When she was introduced in the shows first season she was [[HateSink hated]] pretty much instantly thanks to her first scene wherein she was shown [[AbusiveParents horrifically whipping]] [[TheWoobie Fate]] while the latter was tied up [[KickTheDog for not collecting enough Jewel Seeds]]. This hatred only increased when she revealed to Fate at the end of the season [[spoiler: that she was just a clone of Precia's daughter Alicia and that [[KickTheDog she had always hated Fate]]]]. The fact that [[spoiler: she ended up ([[DisneyVillainDeath presumably]]) falling to her death instead of having a fight with any of the main protagonists also left a bad taste in a lot of viewers mouths]] with many fans hoping she would return just so she could get the ass kicking she deserved. However with the release of the first movie fans actually got to see a more sympathetic side to Precia [[spoiler: seeing her hold Alicia's lifeless corpse in her hands and realising realizing as she fell to her death that she could have treated Fate like an actual daughter instead of a tool]]. This continued in ''VideoGame/GearsOfDestiny'' wherein she reconciles with her familiar Linith at the end of there their arc [[TogetherInDeath as the two die peacefully in each others arms]]. Finally we have [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaINNOCENT INNOCENT]] wherein Precia becomes a Doting mother to both Alicia ''and'' Fate (as well as being funny to boot). Suffice it to say these portrayals have gone a lone way to making Preica much more sympathetic in the fandoms eyes (it properly helps that audiences were introduced to the much more universally reviled [[InvincibleVillain Hücke]][[CreatorsPet bein]] about the same time).
11th Aug '16 10:56:12 PM Anddrix
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** Sakura went through this at the start of ''Shippuden'' due to CharacterDevelopment and [[TookALevelInBadass becoming a lot stronger]]. Sadly, she quickly became TheScrappy again in the ''Kage Summit'' arc, after her fake love confession to Naruto, her inability to kill the [[spoiler:defected Sasuke]] and generally not doing anything besides crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part 1. However, her CoolBigSis role around both Naruto and Hinata during ''[[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The Last]]'' and overall supporting them does genuinely managed to regains some of her former glory that she once had at the start of ''Shippuden''. Unfortunately it also didn't last for too long, and she ultimately becomes a major BaseBreaker as of ''Naruto Gaiden''.

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** Sakura went through this at the start of ''Shippuden'' due to CharacterDevelopment and [[TookALevelInBadass becoming a lot stronger]]. Sadly, she quickly became TheScrappy again in the ''Kage Summit'' arc, after her fake love confession to Naruto, her inability to kill the [[spoiler:defected Sasuke]] and generally not doing anything besides crying and relying on Naruto again like in Part 1. However, her CoolBigSis role around both Naruto and Hinata during ''[[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The Last]]'' and overall supporting them does genuinely managed to regains some of her former glory that she once had at the start of ''Shippuden''. Unfortunately it also didn't last for too long, and she ultimately becomes a major BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter as of ''Naruto Gaiden''.



** Ayumi Sakagami/Cure Echo of the ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars New Stage'' trilogy was a massive BaseBreaker due to the fact that she essentially [[SpotlightStealingSquad stole the first New Stage movie]], with many fans feeling that her time should have been devoted to the past Cures instead (though many point out it wouldn't of saved the movie any more). This is made worse by the fact that, when she does become Cure Echo, she doesn't fight at all, only confronting Fu-chan before reverting back to normal. After being PutOnABus for ''New Stage 2'', she comes back for ''New Stage 3'', becoming a more proper Pretty Cure, being able to actually ''help'' the other Cures and getting fairy partners of her own with ''New Stage 2'''s Gurell and Eren.

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** Ayumi Sakagami/Cure Echo of the ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars New Stage'' trilogy was a massive BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter due to the fact that she essentially [[SpotlightStealingSquad stole the first New Stage movie]], with many fans feeling that her time should have been devoted to the past Cures instead (though many point out it wouldn't of saved the movie any more). This is made worse by the fact that, when she does become Cure Echo, she doesn't fight at all, only confronting Fu-chan before reverting back to normal. After being PutOnABus for ''New Stage 2'', she comes back for ''New Stage 3'', becoming a more proper Pretty Cure, being able to actually ''help'' the other Cures and getting fairy partners of her own with ''New Stage 2'''s Gurell and Eren.



** Though she remains a BaseBreaker by and large, [[spoiler:Minerva]], of all people, has surprisingly ascended to this trope to a fair degree. Before she was one of the most reviled characters of the story, but after it was revealed [[spoiler:she is the way she is due to her AbusiveDad (who, among other acts, beat her for crying and left her naked in a forest one night, and even demands her to ''kill a fellow guild member''!! And when she refuses, ''kills him himself''!!) and that she actually ''regrets'' what she had become]], the fanbase eased up on her a little bit. Obviously she still has a lot of things to make up for, but as far as most readers are concerned, this is still tremendous progress in her development. And then there's the aforementioned Sabertooth side-story.

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** Though she remains a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter by and large, [[spoiler:Minerva]], of all people, has surprisingly ascended to this trope to a fair degree. Before she was one of the most reviled characters of the story, but after it was revealed [[spoiler:she is the way she is due to her AbusiveDad (who, among other acts, beat her for crying and left her naked in a forest one night, and even demands her to ''kill a fellow guild member''!! And when she refuses, ''kills him himself''!!) and that she actually ''regrets'' what she had become]], the fanbase eased up on her a little bit. Obviously she still has a lot of things to make up for, but as far as most readers are concerned, this is still tremendous progress in her development. And then there's the aforementioned Sabertooth side-story.
28th May '16 9:38:27 AM nombretomado
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** Sadly, the process was reversed with Sekai Saionji. While she's portrayed in games and anime as being impulsive and idiotic yet having a good heart and showing remorse for her actions, Sekai in the manga is shown as quite the self-centered and manipulative bitch... and two of the PlayStation endings definitely go this route as well, ''without'' giving her the madness excuse that Kotonoha tends to have when she goes {{Yandere}}.

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** Sadly, the process was reversed with Sekai Saionji. While she's portrayed in games and anime as being impulsive and idiotic yet having a good heart and showing remorse for her actions, Sekai in the manga is shown as quite the self-centered and manipulative bitch... and two of the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation endings definitely go this route as well, ''without'' giving her the madness excuse that Kotonoha tends to have when she goes {{Yandere}}.
26th Apr '16 10:06:28 AM Nightlingbolt
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** Lisanna for those who were sick of her [[AdaptationExpansion anime scenes]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad taking up screen-time]] that she never originally had in the manga.
18th Apr '16 9:43:04 AM Willbyr
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* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' Anime

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** ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' seems to be trying to do the same thing for [[CreepyChild Maria]] as of the fourth arc.

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** ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' seems to be trying to do the same thing for [[CreepyChild Maria]] as of the fourth arc.
9th Mar '16 5:12:13 PM otemple700
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** Also, Erina who was previously seen as Soma's JerkSue rival. To many fans she was cruel, condescending, and simply unpleasant. Her haters started to find her more sympathetic thanks to CharacterizationMarchesOn to DefrostingIceQueen, her friendship with Hisako, the anime showing more of her {{Adorkable}} moments and [[spoiler: her UpToEleven {{Jerkass}} father returning to Tootsuki, who was responsible for her bitchy behavior to begin with]], and showing that she and Alice truly love each other, despite their differences.
6th Feb '16 2:41:16 AM catmuto
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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Bandou came across as a Scrappy because, despite being a {{badass}}, he was also an unlikeable, obnoxious one-note character who merely enjoyed killing and was intent on getting Lucy. Even when he became a HandicappedBadass, his rather stale portrayal left people wanting more. Then Bandou began to interact more with Mayu and proved to be intelligent, as well as being a {{badass}}, by daily cleaning garbage from the beach to prevent Lucy's extensive arms to throw them as projectiles and showed a JerkWithAHeartOfGold side to himself. It also helped that Bandou proved to be one of the more realistic, gray-scaled characters in a series that was more inclined to show everyone to be jerks.
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