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Basic Trope: A nice character becomes a Jerkass in an adaptation.

  • Straight: Alex in Tropeworld was mild-mannered and treats everyone well, but in Tropeworld X, he's rude, arrogant, and treats everyone harshly despite being one of the heroes.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
  • Justified: Tropeworld X is a Darker and Edgier adaptation compared to the Lighter and Softer Tropeworld.
  • Inverted: Adaptational Nice Guy
  • Subverted: Alex was only a jerk until the Season Finale where he's like his previous characterization.
  • Double Subverted: When season 2 begins, Alex is back being the jerkass, even more than usual.
  • Parodied: ???
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  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alex is the same nice guy as he was in the original show.
  • Enforced: "Alex was too soft in the original show. Let's create another Tropeworld and turn him into an edgy character to certify the dark tone of the new Tropeworld show."
  • Lampshaded: "I remember how kind you were in the old show."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "I'd rather not turn Alex into a jerk. That'll drive away a lot of his fans."
  • Discussed:
    Alice: "I don't know why the creators made Alex a jerk in this show."
    Bob: "Who cares? I love this Alex! He has more personality than that boring abomination of the other show."
  • Conversed: "So they made Alex an asshole, huh? What's next? They're gonna make the other heroes assholes too by the next season?"

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