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Is it a common thing in Fanfics where the author starts out with a common flanderization of a certain character, but then moves out of it as that character develops more and they get a feel for them?
Removed this example of The Big Bang Theory:
...because, as the last sentence says, this is an example of actual Character Development and not this trope.
There a bit of problems with some(ok, many) of the examples. There are many example where, yes, the change is big, but there lies reasonable premises on canon, or takes a bit of fridge logic...
Deleted this under Futurama:
The second point explains why this shouldn't be on here. Also, "implied" is an understatement.
Granny Weatherwax in Equal Rites:
I don't get that at all. This is her reflecting about how she hasn't given Esk The Talk: "She wondered whether, in her hearts of hearts, she was too embarrassed; she felt like a farrier who could shoe horses, cure them, rear them and judge them, but had only the sketchiest idea about how one rode them."
Ah, I forgot that line. (I'm the one who wrote the entry.)
"Been around the block a few times" may be exaggerating, but she still seems to have a far more relaxed attitude towards sex than she does in the other books. She sells impotence cures, for crying out loud! (Not once or twice, but it seems to be a large part of her job description.) Can you imagine Granny doing that in the later books? I certainly can't.
I don't see why not, except that in later books her reputation is such that no-one would have the nerve to ask her for them. The fact she was a fixture of Mrs Palm's at the time gets referenced in Maskerade. Nanny thinks it's out of character (and expects even explaining what Mrs Palm's is to be an uphill struggle) but the point is, she's wrong; Esme Weatherwax knows all about sex in theory.
...sorry, but how does that her excuse her acting perfectly human in the pilot episode?
If John suspected she was a terminator before she revealed herself to be one, he would not have trusted her and might have even alerted his mother, who would have disappeared along with him. Up until she saved John's life from Cromartie, John had no idea she was a reprogrammed Terminator that was protecting him and given his history with the machines, he would have been right to be extremely paranoid about a Terminator.
Now why Cameron didn't just follow him home and introduce herself right away is something only the writers know. Either way, Cameron was simply not willing to reveal herself until she'd proven without a doubt her loyalty to him.
If Cameron can act perfectly human, though, is there a reason why she stops doing so?
Because it would be precisely that; acting. Cameron's stoic personality is her true self. Simulating human emotions would be essentially faking human emotions. She probably does this around people who know she's a terminator to avoid Uncanney Valley-type reactions; her personality makes it easier to remember she's Just a Machine.
As for other people who don't know about terminators, its a matter of necessity; Cameron's not on an "Infiltrator" mission like her evil counterparts and therefore doesn't need to emotionally manipulate people. While it would certainly help in her day to day interactions, she's just not confronted with any scenarios where it would be useful over a pistol to the face.
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