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** Much of Roy Mustang's character was expanded just after the point where the anime OvertookTheManga. The anime team decided to use what they had but in doing so overplayed his ChivalrousPervert personality into being him being more of a HandsomeLech. In the original manga, Roy's ChivalrousPervert is actually a cover for his spying skills and he is more straightlaced about the subject then the 2003 anime would let you believe.


* Kirito from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. Although he was never a very deep character to begin with, the second arc of the anime took his redeemable qualities and insecurities and tossed them overboard.


** Broly [[Film/BrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan in his first movie]] wasn't what you'd call a particularly talkative or emotive character; he was introduced as a quiet and meek Saiyan who seemed content to let more dominating personalities like Vegeta boss him around. Midway through the movie came TheReveal that he was an actually an AxCrazy [[TheBerserker berserker warrior]] whose insanity was being suppressed by his father and that he hated Goku because [[NoInfantileAmnesia Goku's nonstop crying frightened him the day he was born]]. But even in his maniacal Legendary Super Saiyan state he has dialogue, a handful of [[BadassBoast Badass Boasts]] and enough brainpower to anticipate his father's DirtyCoward escape and beat him to the punch. In his sequel appearance, and most of his appearances in games and specials thereafter, his insanity and his obsession with Goku have become his sole character traits, to the point that his dialogue now primarily consists of [[SayMyName screaming Goku's name]]. It's become fairly common fanon that his signature SuperMode is degrading his mind, a compelling argument in light of the fact that he rarely ever appears ''outside'' of that form.

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** Broly [[Film/BrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan [[Anime/BrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan in his first movie]] wasn't what you'd call a particularly talkative or emotive character; he was introduced as a quiet and meek Saiyan who seemed content to let more dominating personalities like Vegeta boss him around. Midway through the movie came TheReveal that he was an actually an AxCrazy [[TheBerserker berserker warrior]] whose insanity was being suppressed by his father and that he hated Goku because [[NoInfantileAmnesia Goku's nonstop crying frightened him the day he was born]]. But even in his maniacal Legendary Super Saiyan state he has dialogue, a handful of [[BadassBoast Badass Boasts]] and enough brainpower to anticipate his father's DirtyCoward escape and beat him to the punch. In his sequel appearance, and most of his appearances in games and specials thereafter, his insanity and his obsession with Goku have become his sole character traits, to the point that his dialogue now primarily consists of [[SayMyName screaming Goku's name]]. It's become fairly common fanon that his signature SuperMode is degrading his mind, a compelling argument in light of the fact that he rarely ever appears ''outside'' of that form.


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* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** A Mobile Suit example is the MSM-04 Acguy from the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Despite always having a squat and cute appearance (in as much as a mecha can ever be described as 'cute'), the Acguy was originally taken seriously, being a mass-produced aquatic unit for the Jaburo invasion armed with missiles and nasty mecha WolverineClaws. But because of said cute appearance, the Acguy has become more and more of a JokeCharacter over time, and in most of the games it appearances in it is ranked down there with the Ball (a mobile weapon that is literally just a pod with a gun and claw arms welded do it) in efficacy.
** Yazan Gable from ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' is a terrifyingly competent HeroKiller and SociopathicSoldier. He also has two compromising scenes, one in which he clearly squeezes the junk of his new recruit Adol to gauge his excited he is for the upcoming battle, and another where he cries "I'm gonna violate you!" at TheHero mid-battle. Thanks to MemeticMutation these two scenes have come to define Yazan's character [[MemeticMolester completely]], with the [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars SRW]] games gleefully lampshading it and the ''New Translation'' movies lovingly updating the "I'm gonna violate you!" scene (significant all on its own, as only new scenes and certain "important" old scenes were given the new animation treatment).


** ''Super'' also messes around with Goku's personality, at times making him more like his ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' counterpart in regards to his BloodKnight tendencies. He displays a childlike fixation on fighting, challenge anyone and everyone up to the literal King of Everything, and never seems to consider whether it's appropriate or what the consequences of his actions might be. In fact, a good portion of the fandom blames him for the events of the Future Trunks and Universe Survival Saga, since [[spoiler:his challenging Zamasu to a fight is what drove the latter to decide that all mortals were too dangerous and needed to be wiped out]] while the latter has him reminding Zen'O for the tournament so he can fight strong opponents only for the Omni-King to declare the losing universes to immediately be erased from existence.[[note]]Although it turns out that this was Goku actually [[SmartBall being intelligent]] as Zen'O was planning on wiping them out anyway and the winning universe would get to survive.[[/note]] He only once displays anything resembling the cold, focused anger he demonstrated with Freeza, and that comes when [[spoiler:Goku Black says that he killed his universe's versions of Chi-Chi and Goten after stealing Goku's body]].

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** ''Super'' also messes around with Goku's personality, at times making him more like his ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' counterpart in regards to his BloodKnight tendencies. He displays a childlike fixation on fighting, challenge anyone and everyone up to the literal King of Everything, and never seems to consider whether it's appropriate or what the consequences of his actions might be. In fact, a good portion of the fandom blames him for the events of the Future Trunks and Universe Survival Saga, since [[spoiler:his challenging Zamasu to a fight is what drove the latter to decide that all mortals were too dangerous and needed to be wiped out]] while the latter has him reminding Zen'O [[TopGod Zen'O]] for the tournament so he can fight strong opponents only for the Omni-King to declare the losing universes to immediately be erased from existence.[[note]]Although it turns out that this was Goku actually [[SmartBall being intelligent]] inadvertently saved them as Zen'O was planning on wiping them out anyway and the winning universe would get to survive.[[/note]] He only once displays anything resembling the cold, focused anger he demonstrated with Freeza, and that comes when [[spoiler:Goku Black says that he killed his universe's versions of Chi-Chi and Goten after stealing Goku's body]].


** It may be hard to believe, but Sanji wasn't always quite such a loser when it comes to romance and women. He was never all that successful in romance (unless you want to count those 20 bounty hunter chicks that were probably just leading him on) and was kind of awkward around Nami from the start, but it wasn't nearly as pronounced as it is now. His attention to the main females more often seemed kind of sweet, and he didn't quite come off as a dorky pervert like he does now. However, Oda gradually turning him into a full blown ChivalrousPervert (coupled with epic ButtMonkey tendencies) was actually a [[TropesAreNotBad really positive change.]] In retrospect, there was a period of time where he seemed a little too perfect compared to other main characters, and was in need of a serious personality flaw in the same vein as Luffy's flakiness and stupidity, Zoro's lack of sense of direction, Usopp's cowardliness, and Nami's greed.

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** It may be hard to believe, but Sanji wasn't always quite such a loser when it comes came to romance and women. He was never all that successful in romance (unless you want to count those 20 bounty hunter chicks that were probably just leading him on) and was kind of awkward around Nami from the start, but it wasn't nearly as pronounced as it is now. His attention to the main females more often seemed kind of sweet, and he didn't quite come off as a dorky pervert like he does now. However, Oda gradually turning him into a full blown ChivalrousPervert (coupled with epic ButtMonkey tendencies) was actually a [[TropesAreNotBad really positive change.]] In retrospect, there was a period of time where he seemed a little too perfect compared to other main characters, and was in need of a serious personality flaw in the same vein as Luffy's flakiness and stupidity, Zoro's lack of sense of direction, Usopp's cowardliness, and Nami's greed.


** Ino Yamanka at first started out as a ninja who focused more on her appearance and love than actual fighting. However, she still isn't above giving up those 2 to win (as evident by cutting her hair short to outsmart Sakura). She is also known to have the highest grades out of the Konoha 11. However, when the anime fillers kicks in, she was turned into a character who only cared about her appearance, where she freaks out when a prince chose another girl over her, and majority of the Shippuden's Extra footage containing her is about her complaining or glorifying her bust size.

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** Ino Yamanka at first started out as a ninja who focused more on her appearance and love than actual fighting. However, she still isn't above giving up those 2 to win (as evident by cutting her hair short to outsmart Sakura). She is also known to have the highest grades out of the Konoha 11. However, when the anime fillers kicks in, she was turned into a character who only cared about her appearance, where she freaks out when a prince chose chooses another girl over her, and the majority of the Shippuden's Extra footage containing her is about her complaining about or glorifying her bust size.



** It can be hard to believe, but Sanji wasn't always quite such a loser when it comes to romance and women. He was never all that successful in romance (unless you want to count those 20 bounty hunter chicks that were probably just leading him on) and was kind of awkward around Nami from the start, but it wasn't nearly as pronounced as it is now. His attention to the main females more often seemed kind of sweet, and he didn't quite come off as a dorky pervert like he does now. However, Oda gradually turning him into a full blown ChivalrousPervert (coupled with epic ButtMonkey tendencies) was actually a [[TropesAreNotBad really positive change.]] In retrospect, there was a period of time where he seemed a little too perfect compared to other main characters, and was in need of a serious personality flaw in the same vein as Luffy's flakiness and stupidity, Zoro's lack of sense of direction, Usopp's cowardliness, and Nami's greed.

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** It can may be hard to believe, but Sanji wasn't always quite such a loser when it comes to romance and women. He was never all that successful in romance (unless you want to count those 20 bounty hunter chicks that were probably just leading him on) and was kind of awkward around Nami from the start, but it wasn't nearly as pronounced as it is now. His attention to the main females more often seemed kind of sweet, and he didn't quite come off as a dorky pervert like he does now. However, Oda gradually turning him into a full blown ChivalrousPervert (coupled with epic ButtMonkey tendencies) was actually a [[TropesAreNotBad really positive change.]] In retrospect, there was a period of time where he seemed a little too perfect compared to other main characters, and was in need of a serious personality flaw in the same vein as Luffy's flakiness and stupidity, Zoro's lack of sense of direction, Usopp's cowardliness, and Nami's greed.


** Ino Yamanka at first started out as a ninja who focused more on her appearance and love than actual fighting. However, she still isn't above giving up those 2 to win (as evident by cutting her hair short to outsmart Sakura). She is also known to have the highest grade out of the Konoha 11. However, when the anime fillers kicks in, she was turned into a character who only cared about her appearance, where she freaks out when a prince chose another girl over her, and majority of the Shippuden's Extra footage containing her is about her complaining or glorifying her bust size.

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** Ino Yamanka at first started out as a ninja who focused more on her appearance and love than actual fighting. However, she still isn't above giving up those 2 to win (as evident by cutting her hair short to outsmart Sakura). She is also known to have the highest grade grades out of the Konoha 11. However, when the anime fillers kicks in, she was turned into a character who only cared about her appearance, where she freaks out when a prince chose another girl over her, and majority of the Shippuden's Extra footage containing her is about her complaining or glorifying her bust size.


** Ino Yamanka at first started out as a ninja who focus more on her appearance and love than actual fighting. However, she still isn't above giving up those 2 to win (as evident by cutting her hair short to outsmart Sakura). She is also known to have the highest grade out of the Konoha 11. However, when the anime fillers kicks in, she was turned into a character who only cared about her appearance, where she freaks out when a prince chose another girl over her, and majority of the Shippuden's Extra footage containing her is about her complaining or glorifying her bust size.

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** Ino Yamanka at first started out as a ninja who focus focused more on her appearance and love than actual fighting. However, she still isn't above giving up those 2 to win (as evident by cutting her hair short to outsmart Sakura). She is also known to have the highest grade out of the Konoha 11. However, when the anime fillers kicks in, she was turned into a character who only cared about her appearance, where she freaks out when a prince chose another girl over her, and majority of the Shippuden's Extra footage containing her is about her complaining or glorifying her bust size.


** Completely rampart in the Edolas (mirror world) versions of the anime characters. They have literaly one trait showing how they're different from their Earthland counterparts, and ''every single thing they say'' shows us this one trait.

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** Completely rampart Rampant in the Edolas (mirror world) versions of the anime characters. They have literaly one trait showing how they're different from their Earthland counterparts, and ''every single thing they say'' shows us this one trait.


** Shinnosuke himself, or rather his butt. He's been {{mooning}} everyone for years, but ever since halfway TheNoughties he suddenly Took A Level In Ass and flashes it ''all'' the time, speaks about it often and is far more proud of it he ever was, and "worse", he can perform amazingly well in pretty much anything that involves a tool if he holds said tool with his buttcheeks.

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** Shinnosuke himself, or rather his butt. He's been {{mooning}} everyone for years, but ever since halfway through TheNoughties he suddenly Took A Level In Ass and flashes it ''all'' the time, speaks about it often and is far more proud of it he ever was, and "worse", he can perform amazingly well in pretty much anything that involves a tool if he holds said tool with his buttcheeks.


** ''Super'' also messes around with Goku's personality, at times making him more like his ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' counterpart in regards to his BloodKnight tendencies. He displays a childlike fixation on fighting, challenge anyone and everyone up to the literal King of Everything, and never seems to consider whether it's appropriate or what the consequences of his actions might be. In fact, a good portion of the fandom blames him for the events of the Future Trunks and Universe Survival Saga, since [[spoiler:his challenging Zamasu to a fight is what drove the latter to decide that all mortals were too dangerous and needed to be wiped out]] while the latter has him reminding Zen'O for the tournament so he can fight strong opponents only for the Omni-King to declare the losing universes to immediately be erased from existence.[[note]]Although it turns out that this was Goku actually being intelligent as Zen'O was planning on wiping them out anyway and the winning univesre would get to survive.[[/note]] He only once displays anything resembling the cold, focused anger he demonstrated with Freeza, and that comes when [[spoiler:Goku Black says that he killed his universe's versions of Chi-Chi and Goten after stealing Goku's body]].

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** ''Super'' also messes around with Goku's personality, at times making him more like his ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' counterpart in regards to his BloodKnight tendencies. He displays a childlike fixation on fighting, challenge anyone and everyone up to the literal King of Everything, and never seems to consider whether it's appropriate or what the consequences of his actions might be. In fact, a good portion of the fandom blames him for the events of the Future Trunks and Universe Survival Saga, since [[spoiler:his challenging Zamasu to a fight is what drove the latter to decide that all mortals were too dangerous and needed to be wiped out]] while the latter has him reminding Zen'O for the tournament so he can fight strong opponents only for the Omni-King to declare the losing universes to immediately be erased from existence.[[note]]Although it turns out that this was Goku actually [[SmartBall being intelligent intelligent]] as Zen'O was planning on wiping them out anyway and the winning univesre universe would get to survive.[[/note]] He only once displays anything resembling the cold, focused anger he demonstrated with Freeza, and that comes when [[spoiler:Goku Black says that he killed his universe's versions of Chi-Chi and Goten after stealing Goku's body]].


** ''Super'' also messes around with Goku's personality, at times making him more like his ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' counterpart in regards to his BloodKnight tendencies. He displays a childlike fixation on fighting, challenge anyone and everyone up to the literal King of Everything, and never seems to consider whether it's appropriate or what the consequences of his actions might be. In fact, a good portion of the fandom blames him for the events of the Future Trunks and Universe Survival Saga, since [[spoiler:his challenging Zamasu to a fight is what drove the latter to decide that all mortals were too dangerous and needed to be wiped out]] while the latter has him reminding Zen'O for the tournament so he can fight strong opponents only for the Omni-King to declare the losing universes to immediately be erased from existence. He only once displays anything resembling the cold, focused anger he demonstrated with Freeza, and that comes when [[spoiler:Goku Black says that he killed his universe's versions of Chi-Chi and Goten after stealing Goku's body]].

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** ''Super'' also messes around with Goku's personality, at times making him more like his ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' counterpart in regards to his BloodKnight tendencies. He displays a childlike fixation on fighting, challenge anyone and everyone up to the literal King of Everything, and never seems to consider whether it's appropriate or what the consequences of his actions might be. In fact, a good portion of the fandom blames him for the events of the Future Trunks and Universe Survival Saga, since [[spoiler:his challenging Zamasu to a fight is what drove the latter to decide that all mortals were too dangerous and needed to be wiped out]] while the latter has him reminding Zen'O for the tournament so he can fight strong opponents only for the Omni-King to declare the losing universes to immediately be erased from existence. [[note]]Although it turns out that this was Goku actually being intelligent as Zen'O was planning on wiping them out anyway and the winning univesre would get to survive.[[/note]] He only once displays anything resembling the cold, focused anger he demonstrated with Freeza, and that comes when [[spoiler:Goku Black says that he killed his universe's versions of Chi-Chi and Goten after stealing Goku's body]].



** Elfman was never very subtle when it came to his love of manliness to begin with, but it's gotten to the point where when asked by the aforementioned Juvia what a good gift for Gray would be, he suggests to ''give him a man.'' Not something manly, just ''a man.'''

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** Elfman was never very subtle when it came to his love of manliness to begin with, but it's gotten to the point where when asked by the aforementioned Juvia what a good gift for Gray would be, he suggests to ''give him a man.'' Not something manly, just ''a man.'''''


** This happened not just with characters but PlotDevice as well. Initially the pun-based reactions were PlayedForLaugh ImagineSpot. From middle to late series, it got exaggerated into a straight up superpower that the main characters save the world with.

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** This happened not just with characters but PlotDevice as well. Initially the pun-based reactions were PlayedForLaugh PlayedForLaughs ImagineSpot. From middle to late series, it got exaggerated into a straight up superpower that the main characters save the world with.


** Zigzagged with Kuroyanagi. He was first introduced as an antagonistic CausticCritic, who would point out the flaws of the dishes he has to judge in the harshest manner possible, and goes out of his way to insult the makers. He was given a little more depth in the Rookie Tournament Arc and Monaco Cup Arc, when his backstory as a wanna-be baker who became a judge/critic because he cannot handled being OvershadowedByAwesome in the professional baking world is revealed. By the Yakitate 25 Arc, he's embraced his passion as a food judge and has become a literal bread-zombie whose sole purpose and passion in life is to taste delicious bread.

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** Zigzagged with Kuroyanagi. He was first introduced as an antagonistic CausticCritic, who would point out the flaws of the dishes he has to judge in the harshest manner possible, and goes out of his way to insult the makers. He was given a little more depth in the Rookie Tournament Arc and Monaco Cup Arc, when his backstory as a wanna-be baker who became a judge/critic because he cannot handled couldn't handle being OvershadowedByAwesome in the professional baking world is was revealed. By the Yakitate 25 Arc, he's embraced his passion as a food judge and has become a literal bread-zombie whose sole purpose and passion in life is to taste delicious bread.


* Kirito from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. Although he was never a very deep character to begin with, the second arc of the anime took his redeemable qualities and insecurities and tossed them overboard, leaving only his MartyStu and GodModeSue traits behind.

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* Kirito from ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''. Although he was never a very deep character to begin with, the second arc of the anime took his redeemable qualities and insecurities and tossed them overboard, leaving only his MartyStu and GodModeSue traits behind.overboard.

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