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.
- Alex was a Jerk with a Heart of Gold in Tropeworld, but in Tropeworld X, he's a straight up Jerkass.
- Alex was a Nice Guy in Tropeworld, but in Tropeworld X, he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Alex is slightly more of a Jerkass than he was in Tropeworld, but he wasn't much nicer there.
- Alex in Tropeworld was able to hide his wicked deeds behind a mild mannered facade, Alex Tropeworld X tries does the same but his mask slips more often revealing his true nature.
- 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: ???
- 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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