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** Littlefinger is a prime example of Flanderization, regarding his love for Sansa. In the books, Sansa is more of a tool for his goal of acquiring power, and any love he might have for her is more of LovingAShadow (Littlefinger loved Catelyn, so with her not an option, her daughter is the best choice to roll with). The show turns it into one of his primary motivations instead, turning him into a power seeker who is motivated by some element of love instead of a WildCard like the books.

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** Cersei becomes more shamelessly evil as the series goes on. She had many sympathetic qualities in the earlier seasons and came across as a very complicated person who happened to be an antagonist. While she undergoes a lot of BreakTheHaughty that would cause someone to snap, it seems all her humanising qualities get thrown out the window. By Season 8 she's reduced to a smirking caricature who does KickTheDog things for no apparent reason beyond ForTheEvulz.


** Littlefinger is a prime example of Flanderization, regarding his love for Sansa.

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** Littlefinger is a prime example of Flanderization, regarding his love for Sansa. In the books, Sansa is more of a tool for his goal of acquiring power, and any love he might have for her is more of LovingAShadow (Littlefinger loved Catelyn, so with her not an option, her daughter is the best choice to roll with). The show turns it into one of his primary motivations instead, turning him into a power seeker who is motivated by some element of love instead of a WildCard like the books.


*** In early seasons, Ron was a relatively normal person ([[Cloudcuckooland By Pawnee's standards at least]]), with the humor of his character coming from the contrast between his libertarian views and his job in the Parks Department. In fact, Ron was inspired by a real parks official the creators met when researching Parks departments across the nation for the show. As the seasons went on, his RatedMForManly characteristics were exaggerated, eventually becoming the most well-known and iconic part of his character.

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*** In early seasons, Ron was a relatively normal person ([[Cloudcuckooland ([[{{Cloudcuckooland}} By Pawnee's standards at least]]), with the humor of his character coming from the contrast between his libertarian views and his job in the Parks Department. In fact, Ron was inspired by a real parks official the creators met when researching Parks departments across the nation for the show. As the seasons went on, his RatedMForManly characteristics were exaggerated, eventually becoming the most well-known and iconic part of his character.


** Sheldon started off as slightly more neurotic and less interested in socializing than Leonard, but quickly grew to where his NeatFreak and ScheduleFanatic traits were more dominant. After the introduction of Amy, Sheldon's neurotic behaviors overwhelm his intelligence, leading to CharacterDerailment.

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** Sheldon started off as slightly more neurotic and less interested in socializing than Leonard, but quickly grew to where his NeatFreak and ScheduleFanatic traits were more dominant. After the introduction of Amy, Sheldon's neurotic behaviors overwhelm his intelligence, leading to CharacterDerailment.intelligence.



** Ravi took a rather straightforward route from FunnyForeigner to EinsteinSue.

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** Ravi took a rather straightforward route from FunnyForeigner to EinsteinSue.insufferably smart.



* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'': Joey was a typical sitcom teen loser nerd but his loser qualities became Flanderized to the point where he's no longer even considered smart. The EinsteinSue role in the show has since been picked up by his young brother Parker - which oddly enough subverts the Flanderization rule since this is a quality he's [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he spontaneously picked up]].

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* ''Series/LivAndMaddie'': Joey was a typical sitcom teen loser nerd but his loser qualities became Flanderized to the point where he's no longer even considered smart. The EinsteinSue His role in the show has since been picked up by his young brother Parker - which oddly enough subverts the Flanderization rule since this is a quality he's [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he spontaneously picked up]].

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* ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'': Max started out as a DeadpanSnarker, whose SeenItAll, streetwise attitude covered up her HiddenDepths, intelligence and true [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]], with the suggestion that she was a bit of a StepfordSnarker trying to cope with a difficult life. By the later seasons, she turned into a [[TheSnarkKnight Snark Knight]] whose main interests in life were insults, sex and weed. A lot of this had to do with how much Creator/KatDennings had shifted her performance over the years, using a fairly naturalistic portrayal of Max in the first couple seasons, then playing the character more broadly after that (including NoIndoorVoice).

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* Kel from ''Series/KenanAndKel'' wasn't really that stupid when the show started out; he just lacked common sense and good judgement. As the series progresses, however, he becomes so thoughtless, incompetent and naïve that one begins to wonder how he manages to function as a human being.


** Charlie became more and more of a JerkAss every season, and now Alan has turned into a spineless whiny mooch who has no moral high ground and his JerkAss traits are starting to rival Charlie's.

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** Charlie became more and becomes more of a self-centered, amoral JerkAss every season, whose only concerns are drinking and now getting laid. Whereas early in the show he still cared about Alan has turned into a spineless whiny mooch who has no moral high ground and Jake in his JerkAss traits are starting to rival Charlie's.own way, he becomes uncaring and outright abusive later on.


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** Robin was always meant to be a strange mixture of {{tomboy}} and girly-girl, but she gradually lost a lot of innate feminine qualities and became very jealous if someone showed a new girl more attention than her.
** Lily had a little TeamMom qualities and was very physically passionate with Marshall. Both gradually consumed her character, to the point it was revealed she was responsible for many of Ted's break-ups because she knew they weren't right for each other.

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** Robin was always meant to be a strange mixture of {{tomboy}} and girly-girl, but she gradually lost a lot of innate feminine qualities and became very jealous if someone showed a new girl more attention than her.
fullblown {{Tomboy}}. It's eventually revealed that she was RaisedAsTheOppositeGender which she originally seemed to be bitter about, with most of her boyish hobbies being a result of trying to win her father's respect. In later seasons she gradually becomes a rowdy [[TheLadette Ladette]], to the point that a season 9 episode claims that she has never had any female friends because she genuinely doesn't like to spend time with other women.
** Lily had a little some TeamMom qualities and was very physically passionate with Marshall. Both gradually consumed her character, to the point it was revealed she was responsible for many of Ted's break-ups because she knew they weren't right for each other.



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** Gwaine is also a victim of this in early episodes he was in he is a somewhat goofy character but is still smart, brave,skilled and he is loyal to merlin and often seems to not like arthur- later on however he getss crazy if anyone disrespects arthur and is seen by the other knights as an idiot. He sets his socks on fire, sticks his hand in a beehive and gets knocked out doing stupid things.Even eoin macken has commented on the massive character changes

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** Gwaine is also a victim of this in this. In early episodes he was in he is a somewhat goofy character but is still smart, brave,skilled and he is brave, skilled, loyal to merlin Merlin and often seems to not like arthur- later on however Arthur. Later on, however, he getss goes crazy if anyone disrespects arthur Arthur and is seen by the other knights as an idiot. He sets his socks on fire, sticks his hand in a beehive and gets knocked out doing stupid things. Even eoin macken his actor (Eoin Macken) has commented on the massive character changeschanges.



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** A lot of the Wilderness Years ExpandedUniverse stuff did this intentionally, PlayedForLaughs. For instance, the short [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas story]] "The Feast of Seven" is a poem about Doctors First through Eighth celebrating Christmas together, which is an ExcusePlot for them all being exaggerated to one glaring character flaw - the Fifth's mildness is exaggerated to the point that he thinks bringing sparkling water to a drinking party is leaning a bit on the dangerous side, the notorious tendency for the Fourth Doctor's actor to show up to work drunk and bully people on set is ported straight into the character, the Eighth's BigDamnKiss is exaggerated to the point where he's obsessed with kissing and constantly tries to snog the other incarnations while bragging about other historical figures he kissed, the Third's fondness for wine and slight lisp turns into him showing up bladdered and thpraying everyone with saliva when he thpeaks, and the Sixth's being a bit overweight is turned to him being a BigEater who even eats the berries on the mistletoe.

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** A lot of the Wilderness Years ExpandedUniverse stuff did this intentionally, PlayedForLaughs. For instance, the short [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas story]] "The Feast of Seven" is a poem about Doctors First through Eighth celebrating Christmas together, which is an ExcusePlot for them all being exaggerated to one glaring character flaw - the Fifth's mildness is exaggerated to the point that he thinks bringing sparkling water to a drinking party is leaning a bit on the dangerous side, the notorious tendency for the Fourth Doctor's actor to show up to work drunk and bully people on set is ported straight into the character, TheBigDamnKiss of the Eighth's BigDamnKiss is exaggerated to the point where he's obsessed with kissing and constantly tries to snog the other incarnations while bragging about other historical figures he kissed, the Third's fondness for wine and slight lisp turns into him showing up bladdered and thpraying everyone with saliva when he thpeaks, and the Sixth's being a bit overweight is turned to him being a BigEater who even eats the berries on the mistletoe.


** At the beginning, George was a loving family man who only made snarky comments when the situation called for it. By the end of the series, no one is safe from his sarcasm, and he comes of as a {{Jerkass}} at times.

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** At the beginning, George was a loving family man who only made snarky comments when the situation called for it. By the end of the series, no one is safe from his sarcasm, and he comes of off as a {{Jerkass}} at times.


** Formerly just broke, unlucky and geekish but still trying to retain his dignity and moral compass and raise his son right, Alan gradually turns into a shameless freeloader with no intention of moving out of his brother's house or supporting himself. His poverty is under fire from the joke writing staff each scene he's in. His cheapness, clumsiness, bad luck, social ineptitude and CampStraight traits are also gradually dialed up. He becomes less neurotically uptight and more adventurous in later seasons, being the implied result of giving in to his inner JerkAss.

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** Formerly just broke, unlucky and geekish but still trying to retain his dignity and moral compass and raise his son right, Alan gradually turns into a shameless freeloader with no intention of moving out of his brother's house or supporting himself. His poverty is under fire from the joke writing staff each scene he's in. His cheapness, clumsiness, bad luck, social ineptitude and CampStraight traits are also gradually dialed up. He becomes does become less neurotically uptight and more adventurous in later seasons, being as the implied result of giving in to his inner JerkAss.


** Alan's poverty is under fire from the joke writing staff each scene he's in. Formerly just broke, unlucky and geekish but still trying to retain his dignity and have a moral compass, Alan gradually turns into a shameless freeloader with no intention of moving out or supporting himself. His cheapness, clumsiness, bad luck, social ineptitude and ultimately JerkAss traits are also gradually dialed up.
** Judith has become a full-out she-devil who has absolutely no compassion for her ex-husband she is pressing for money.

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** Alan's poverty is under fire from the joke writing staff each scene he's in. Formerly just broke, unlucky and geekish but still trying to retain his dignity and have a moral compass, compass and raise his son right, Alan gradually turns into a shameless freeloader with no intention of moving out of his brother's house or supporting himself. His poverty is under fire from the joke writing staff each scene he's in. His cheapness, clumsiness, bad luck, social ineptitude and ultimately JerkAss CampStraight traits are also gradually dialed up.
up. He becomes less neurotically uptight and more adventurous in later seasons, being the implied result of giving in to his inner JerkAss.
** Judith has become a full-out she-devil who has absolutely no compassion for her ex-husband she is pressing for money.money and who treats her second husband, Herb, like a subordinate.


** Rachel sort of got the opposite, she began as the LoveableAlphaBitch[=/=]RichBitch against everyone else's more subtler characterizations. At the end of the show, they were all borderline stereotypes while she was the most realistic, normal person on the show.

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** Rachel sort of got the opposite, she began as the LoveableAlphaBitch[=/=]RichBitch LovableAlphaBitch[=/=]RichBitch against everyone else's more subtler characterizations. At the end of the show, they were all borderline stereotypes while she was the most realistic, normal person on the show.


** Rachel sort of got the opposite, she began as the SpoiledSweet[=/=]RichBitch against everyone else's more subtler characterizations. At the end of the show, they were all borderline stereotypes while she was the most realistic, normal person on the show.

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** Rachel sort of got the opposite, she began as the SpoiledSweet[=/=]RichBitch LoveableAlphaBitch[=/=]RichBitch against everyone else's more subtler characterizations. At the end of the show, they were all borderline stereotypes while she was the most realistic, normal person on the show.

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