History TookALevelInKindness / WesternAnimation

16th Feb '18 4:52:43 AM GlacierWolf
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** Stewiw Griffin, combined with some BadassDecay. Still, it's interesting to watch how the original [[TokenEvilTeammate "evil" character]] become much kinder while his family TookALevelInJerkass.

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** Stewiw Stewie Griffin, combined with some BadassDecay. Still, it's interesting to watch how the original [[TokenEvilTeammate "evil" character]] become much kinder while his family TookALevelInJerkass.
10th Feb '18 1:42:53 PM snichols1973
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** Nelson Muntz, who started out as a bully from the wrong side of the tracks, has shown tendencies of this in later seasons, often missing his DisappearedDad (who shows up once in a while) when he went out to pick up some cigarettes and never returned, convincing the other students to visit the Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri so he could enjoy an Andy Williams concert, occasionally dating Lisa after she gave him $50 to start up his own business, and even occasionally befriending Bart whenever urged by Marge to reluctantly befriend him.
16th Jan '18 10:24:46 PM schoi30
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Makuu]] goes from a villain who went as far as threatening Nala's life into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who is trying to be a better leader for the crocodiles after a gradual HeelFaceTurn.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Makuu]] goes from a villain who went as far as threatening Nala's life into the lives of Nala and Basi, to a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who is trying to be a better leader for the crocodiles after a gradual HeelFaceTurn.
9th Jan '18 7:29:23 PM redandready45
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** [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad PC Principal]] was basically a thin-skinned bully, beating up and haranguing kids for the most minor things. In season 20, he has become much more patient and tolerant.
31st Dec '17 8:00:11 PM Wildstar93
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has Ashi, a young woman who was raised from birth to believe that Jack is evil instead of Aku and must be destroyed. But after she sees the kindness he shows to a ladybug and seeing many people whom Jack had helped, she starts being nicer and becomes Jack's traveling companion and friend.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' has Ashi, a young woman who was raised from birth to believe that Jack is evil instead of Aku and must be destroyed. But after she sees the kindness he shows to a ladybug and seeing many people whom Jack had helped, she starts being nicer and becomes Jack's traveling companion and friend.[[spoiler:..and lover.]]
26th Dec '17 12:34:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* The Ice King and The Earl of Lemongrab get these in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. The Ice King goes from being a villain to being a mere nuisance who tries to hang out with Finn and Jake because he wants to be their friend. Lemongrab [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming becomes a nicer person]] after Princess Bubblegum makes him a clone of himself so he won't be lonely and misunderstood- which leads to him releasing his prisoners who, apparently, no longer harbor any ill will towards him. In following episodes, Lemongrab is shown to be a little bit calmer and a little bit less resentful of other people.
** Later subverted, however, in the case of Lemongrab. He initially seems to be getting better after his clone is made (though still an asshole), but he takes a hard turn for the MoralEventHorizon in "Too Old".

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* The Ice King and The Earl of Lemongrab get these in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. The Ice King goes from being a villain to being a mere nuisance who tries to hang out with Finn and Jake because he wants to be their friend. Lemongrab [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming becomes a nicer person]] after Princess Bubblegum makes him a clone of himself so he won't be lonely and misunderstood- which leads to him releasing his prisoners who, apparently, no longer harbor any ill will towards him. In following episodes, Lemongrab is shown to be a little bit calmer and a little bit less resentful of other people.
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people. Later subverted, however, in the case of Lemongrab. He initially seems to be getting better after his clone is made (though still an asshole), but he takes a hard turn for the MoralEventHorizon in "Too Old".



* Gumball from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' started off as a NiceGuy but took several levels of jerkass in Season 2. Season 3 actually made him a genuinely nicer kid making him not mind helping others when he usually sighed and said fine in a disappointed manner or snarked against the person in a dickish uncaring matter. There was even a episode called "The Name" that basically extracted and ultimately destroyed his JerkWithAHeartOfJerk attitude! Every episode from there on Gumball basically averts CatsAreMean on a daily basis.
** As of Season 4 he's now a extraneously nice cat child (well the nicest [[CatsAreMean cats in media]] get) with a massive ego the size of Neptune who you can count on to help you out whether you want it or not and doesn't hesitate to be happy.
* Stan from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.

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* Gumball from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' started off as a NiceGuy but took several levels of jerkass in Season 2. Season 3 actually made him a genuinely nicer kid making him not mind helping others when he usually sighed and said fine in a disappointed manner or snarked against the person in a dickish uncaring matter. There was even a episode called "The Name" that basically extracted and ultimately destroyed his JerkWithAHeartOfJerk attitude! Every episode from there on Gumball basically averts CatsAreMean on a daily basis.
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basis. As of Season 4 he's now a extraneously nice cat child (well the nicest [[CatsAreMean cats in media]] get) with a massive ego the size of Neptune who you can count on to help you out whether you want it or not and doesn't hesitate to be happy.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
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Stan from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. ''American Dad''.



* Prince Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', during season 3 Affter his [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* Prince Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', during season 3 Affter 3, after his [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn.]]



* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', combined with some BadassDecay. Still, it's interesting to watch how the original [[TokenEvilTeammate "evil" character]] become much kinder while his family TookALevelInJerkass.

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* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Stewiw Griffin,
combined with some BadassDecay. Still, it's interesting to watch how the original [[TokenEvilTeammate "evil" character]] become much kinder while his family TookALevelInJerkass.



* Agent Six in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', in the episode "String Theory" where the seemingly mindlessly loyal agent actually defused the nuclear bomb rather than allow millions of innocents to die.
** Cemented later in "Promises promises" when we see how much he had to do with Rex being accepted by the group.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'':
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Agent Six in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', Six, in the episode "String Theory" where the seemingly mindlessly loyal agent actually defused the nuclear bomb rather than allow millions of innocents to die.
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die. Cemented later in "Promises promises" Promises" when we see how much he had to do with Rex being accepted by the group.



* Kimbo herself, yes the title character of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', has this happen to her. During the first season she was fairly bossy and up herself, not uncaring or unfriendly, but something of a hypocrite and would brag about how good she is. Segue to season two and these traits were pretty much gone with her efforts being more ItsWhatIDo and less showing off.

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* Kimbo Kim herself, yes the title character of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', has this happen to her. During the first season she was fairly bossy and up herself, not uncaring or unfriendly, but something of a hypocrite and would brag about how good she is. Segue to season two and these traits were pretty much gone with her efforts being more ItsWhatIDo and less showing off.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', after losing his bending Tahno initiates a friendly conversation with Korra, despite their previous rivalry.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', after ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** After
losing his bending Tahno initiates a friendly conversation with Korra, despite their previous rivalry.



** [[spoiler:Discord]] after realizing that [[spoiler:Fluttershy genuinely wanted to be his friend and he didn't want to risk losing that friendship.]]
*** [[spoiler:He embraces just how valuable friendship is after [[{{BigBad}} Lord Tirek]] betrays him in the Season 4 finale.]]

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** [[spoiler:Discord]] after realizing that [[spoiler:Fluttershy genuinely wanted to be his friend and he didn't want to risk losing that friendship.]]
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]] [[spoiler:He embraces just how valuable friendship is after [[{{BigBad}} Lord Tirek]] betrays him in the Season 4 finale.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', [[FatIdiot Muscle Man]] has undergone this. Formerly a JerkAss, he's become a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who views Mordecai and Rigby as friends.
** [[RunningGag You know who else views Mordecai and Rigby as friends?]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
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[[FatIdiot Muscle Man]] has undergone this. Formerly a JerkAss, he's become a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who views Mordecai and Rigby as friends.
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friends. [[RunningGag You know who else views Mordecai and Rigby as friends?]]



* Homer Simpson in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. During season 1 he used to be angry all the time, but he became sweeter after season 2. Then, when the show's {{Flanderization}} kicked in, he TookALevelInJerkass.
** Though DependingOnTheWriter, he occasionally snaps back to being nice, then back to a jerk, and so on. This evolution had begun since the show's beginning. Even Season One Homer is a far more sentimental and devoted father in comparison to his counterpart in ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts.
** And then there's "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily", where Homer promises to treat Ned Flanders less like a SitcomArchNemesis, complete with a SingleTear (this was in response to Ned's [[spoiler:wife dying in a freak accident]], so they had to make him act nicer toward Ned).
*** The one episode where he becomes friends with Flanders, [[SnapBack he's back to hating him by the end]], it's just not shown or explained how.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Homer Simpson in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.Simpson. During season 1 he used to be angry all the time, but he became sweeter after season 2. Then, when the show's {{Flanderization}} kicked in, he TookALevelInJerkass.
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TookALevelInJerkass. Though DependingOnTheWriter, he occasionally snaps back to being nice, then back to a jerk, and so on. This evolution had begun since the show's beginning. Even Season One Homer is a far more sentimental and devoted father in comparison to his counterpart in ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts.
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shorts. And then there's "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily", where Homer promises to treat Ned Flanders less like a SitcomArchNemesis, complete with a SingleTear (this was in response to Ned's [[spoiler:wife dying in a freak accident]], so they had to make him act nicer toward Ned).
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Ned). The one episode where he becomes friends with Flanders, [[SnapBack he's back to hating him by the end]], it's just not shown or explained how.



** '''Eric Cartman''' himself has come to this territory. If you believe that his actions do see a character so evil and despicable, watch the episode "The Death of Eric Cartman", in it, Cartman seeks self-redemption by believing that he was dead. Another good example of this would be by the end of the episode "Jewpacabra" where he finally accepts the Jews.
*** Speaking of Cartman, in general, has taken quite a level of kindness from the season 16 and the end of season 15, being less racist and evil, trying to show respect for Kyle in many expectations and even befriending him.

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** '''Eric Cartman''' himself has come to this territory. If you believe that his actions do see a character so evil and despicable, watch the episode "The Death of Eric Cartman", in it, Cartman seeks self-redemption by believing that he was dead. Another good example of this would be by the end of the episode "Jewpacabra" where he finally accepts the Jews.
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Jews. Speaking of Cartman, in general, has taken quite a level of kindness from the season 16 and the end of season 15, being less racist and evil, trying to show respect for Kyle in many expectations and even befriending him.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' started off as a cheeky, {{attention|Whore}}-seeking BrattyHalfPint, and even [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism became noticeably arrogant after he was given his own branch line]] in the first two seasons, although a couple of BreakTheHaughty moments kept him in check, but as of season 3 and on-wards, he became more kind and altruistic, especially in ''Trust Thomas'' where he agreed to do James' work despite that James was pretending to be sick, and even showed no hard feelings when he apologized for playing said trick.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'':
** Thomas
started off as a cheeky, {{attention|Whore}}-seeking BrattyHalfPint, and even [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism became noticeably arrogant after he was given his own branch line]] in the first two seasons, although a couple of BreakTheHaughty moments kept him in check, but as of season 3 and on-wards, he became more kind and altruistic, especially in ''Trust Thomas'' where he agreed to do James' work despite that James was pretending to be sick, and even showed no hard feelings when he apologized for playing said trick.



* Scott in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama All Stars'' is a lot nicer to his teammates and everyone else in general than in ''Revenge of the Island''. It seems getting eaten by Fang made him nicer and [[TookALevelInDumbass dumber at the same time.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
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Scott in ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama ''Total Drama: All Stars'' is a lot nicer to his teammates and everyone else in general than in ''Revenge of the Island''. It seems getting eaten by Fang made him nicer and [[TookALevelInDumbass dumber at the same time.]]




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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': As shown in the origins episode "Go", Starfire, of all characters, started out as very aggressive and self-centered. She grew up on a planet where "nice" wasn't even a word; the closest equivalent was "weak". After befriending Robin and the other Titans, she began losing her edge. By the time she series began she's become TheHeart of the team and is all-around friendly.
17th Nov '17 6:07:27 PM primenumber101
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** Kenny also can be considered this territory in some extent. In intial seasons, Kenny was an pervert child with foul mouth and usually there fore the running gag of dying. He also used to be work as the Cartman's right hand when he was up to scheme. After his revival in Season 6, while he still has some of pervert moment, shows more nicer moments; such as helping Butters during Season 16 or genually takes care for his sister Karen. Also he is also known as the maked superhero Mysterion, who actually patroll the town and protect the civillans.
15th Aug '17 9:00:45 PM schoi30
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Makuu]] goes from a villain who went as far as threatening Nala's life into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who is trying to be a better leader for the crocodiles after a gradual HeelFaceTurn.
3rd Jun '17 7:10:53 AM gophergiggles
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*** [[spoiler:YMMV on Trixie. It could be considered that her apology was just to save face. It's not likely she's completely on good terms with Twilight yet. Although her softer personality in the comics confirms her apology might have been sincere. Later in the comics, she asks for Rainbow Dash's help with getting her out of Diamondia and they work fairly well with each other (minus a bit of snarking from time to time) and aids the police and later Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy, Apple Bloom, and Babs Seed in apprehending a major jewel thief.]]
23rd May '17 4:39:06 PM jormis29
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** Though DependingOnTheWriter, he occasionally snaps back to being nice, then back to a jerk, and so on. This evolution had begun since the show's beginning. Even Season One Homer is a far more sentimental and devoted father in comparison to his counterpart in ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' shorts.

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** Though DependingOnTheWriter, he occasionally snaps back to being nice, then back to a jerk, and so on. This evolution had begun since the show's beginning. Even Season One Homer is a far more sentimental and devoted father in comparison to his counterpart in ''The Tracey Ullman Show'' ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' shorts.
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