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13th Jun '16 4:43:45 PM LondonKdS
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*** The Master's worst period for this covered his two appearances in the Sixth Doctor's era, "The Mark of the Rani" and "The Ultimate Foe" (in which he is '''not''' the title character), in both of which he achieves very little and is used as comic relief for the Doctor's confrontations with entirely new Time Lord villains. This was recovered to a degree in his final old-school appearance, "Survival", in which his tendency to kill people for lulz was played up and taken extremely seriously as repugnant villainy instead of comedy.
23rd May '16 9:47:17 AM Doug86
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* Omen on ''DarkOracle''. In Season 1 he managed to be the BigBad, even with his powers sealed. In Season 2 he returns with his powers unlocked...and is demoted to being a flunky of Blaze and Violet. He's still dangerous, but Lance and Cally have bigger fish to fry, and simply aren't scared of him anymore. In the end, he's reduced to a rather pitiful figure who [[spoiler: pulls a HeelFaceTurn to help Cally and then dies]].

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* Omen on ''DarkOracle''.''Series/DarkOracle''. In Season 1 he managed to be the BigBad, even with his powers sealed. In Season 2 he returns with his powers unlocked...and is demoted to being a flunky of Blaze and Violet. He's still dangerous, but Lance and Cally have bigger fish to fry, and simply aren't scared of him anymore. In the end, he's reduced to a rather pitiful figure who [[spoiler: pulls a HeelFaceTurn to help Cally and then dies]].
21st May '16 7:03:48 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** The only time the Cybermen get to be properly {{Badass}} after their reintroduction is "Nightmare in Silver," where none of their weaknesses can be brought to bear in a way that lets you kill 'em all at once, ''and they're faster.'' In the end, ''the king of the planet evacuates it, destroys it, and everyone runs away. Dayum.)''

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*** The only time the Cybermen get to be properly {{Badass}} after their reintroduction is "Nightmare in Silver," where none of their weaknesses can be brought to bear in a way that lets you kill 'em all at once, ''and they're faster.'' All the doctor can do is play for time. In the end, ''the king of the planet evacuates it, destroys it, and everyone runs away. Dayum.)''
14th May '16 10:36:52 PM bwburke94
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** That being said, in Season 3 they become secondary antagonists to Holtz and Sahjahn, and are portrayed as generally craven and incompetent. It gets even worse in Season 4, where [[spoiler: their LA offices are destroyed and the staff killed by the Beast]].

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** That being said, in Season 3 they become secondary antagonists to Holtz and Sahjahn, Sahjhan, and are portrayed as generally craven and incompetent. It gets even worse in Season 4, where [[spoiler: their LA offices are destroyed and the staff killed by the Beast]].
14th May '16 12:04:25 PM maxwellsilver
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* Captain Hook in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' seems to be heading down that road in season three. In season two he was a ruthless man obsessed with vengeance that even manages to pull a BatmanGambit over on Rumplestiltskin himself. However, come season three, he's been reduced to little more than a lovesick puppy following Emma around without any of his former edge. He later recovers villain cred after [[spoiler: Emma makes him the Dark One without his consent]]. He then becomes the BigBad and proves extremely dangerous and clever [[spoiler: but only for two episodes, whereafter he is promptly killed by Emma.]]

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* Captain Hook in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' seems to be heading down that road in season three.''Series/OnceUponATime''. In season two he was a ruthless man obsessed with vengeance that even manages to pull a BatmanGambit over on Rumplestiltskin himself. However, come season three, he's been he was reduced to little more than a lovesick puppy following Emma around without any of his former edge. He later recovers villain cred after [[spoiler: Emma makes him the Dark One without his consent]]. He then becomes the BigBad and proves extremely dangerous and clever [[spoiler: but only for two episodes, whereafter he is promptly killed by Emma.]]
24th Mar '16 4:47:36 PM Delphi
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** Happened often in MMPR seasons two and three given how often they reused the monster suits; a monster who nearly killed the Rangers in its original appearance would often return to be defeated with a single blow or be incapacitated with slapstick.
4th Feb '16 2:46:34 PM bigfatcarp93
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** Rassilon is on the receiving end of this ''hard'' in Hell Bent. In previous stories, Rassilon was one of ''the'' Big Bads of the Doctor Who Universe, a rarely-seen but immensely powerful and influential villain, the corrupt co-founder of Time Lord society, a MadScientist of such staggering genius that he made his fellow Time Lords seem dimwitted by comparison, and obsessed with immortality. Come the Series 9 finale, however, and this once impressive villain has regenerated from Timothy Dalton into Donald Sumpter, with the new interpretation coming off as an ineffectual, whiny, ranting old man who can do little more than ramble about his supposed invincibility, threaten (but not actually kill) people with his gauntlet, and froth with rage about the Doctor doing Doctor-y stuff. He gets defeated in about fifteen minutes via the Doctor simply staring him down, convincing all of his minions to abandon him, and booting him off of Gallifrey.
7th Jan '16 12:22:37 PM bohunk
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* Partly due to SeinfeldIsUnfunny, Jerri Manthey in ''Series/{{Survivor}}''. She was seen as the original survivor villain mostly because she was the first to be called that. (Richard Hatch is probably more of the "original" survivor villain) She was actually booed off the stage in ''All Stars'', yet years later after the likes of Boston Rob controlling the game, Russell Hantz sociopathically pushing his way to the finals and ''admittedly'' griefing his fellow players, Jonny Fairplay lying to get a sympathetic advantage, [[StrawFeminist Ami Cusack]], and players like Naonka, Corrine, and Randy just being a JerkAss...When Jerri showed up on stage in ''Heroes vs. Villains'' and wasn't like ''any'' of those, people actually ''applauded'' for her.

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* Partly due to SeinfeldIsUnfunny, Jerri Manthey in ''Series/{{Survivor}}''. She was seen as the original survivor villain mostly because she was the first to be called that. (Richard Hatch is probably more of the "original" survivor villain) She was actually booed off the stage in ''All Stars'', yet years later after the likes of Boston Rob controlling the game, Russell Hantz sociopathically pushing his way to the finals and ''admittedly'' griefing his fellow players, Jonny Fairplay lying to get a sympathetic advantage, [[StrawFeminist Ami Cusack]], Cusack, and players like Naonka, Corrine, and Randy just being a JerkAss...When Jerri showed up on stage in ''Heroes vs. Villains'' and wasn't like ''any'' of those, people actually ''applauded'' for her.
21st Dec '15 11:38:03 AM Silverblade2
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** The angel Metatron expels the angels at the end of season 8, is the BigBad of season 9 where he manipulates the angels into killing each others and [[spoiler: temporally kills Dean in the finale]]. However in season 10, despite his successful escape from Heaven's jail, he becomes a minor nuisance and tries to hid himself. In season 11, Cas even has pity of Metatron and spares him when he has the opportunity to kill him.
17th Dec '15 7:22:59 AM Bluecatcinema
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* Most antagonists in ''Series/Scrubs'' do this, since we learn more about them. Dr. Kelso, for example, starts out a harsh jerk, who loves making people feel small, especially Ted, but after he retires, he mellows out considerably, to the point he and Dr. Cox, whom aruged with him all the time, became best friends.

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* Most antagonists in ''Series/Scrubs'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' do this, since we learn more about them. Dr. Kelso, for example, starts out as a harsh jerk, who loves making people feel small, especially Ted, but after he retires, he mellows out considerably, to the point that he and Dr. Cox, whom aruged who had argued with him all the time, became best friends.
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