Character derailment

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Character Derailment in the nutshell.

Character derailment is the opposite of character development. Instead of learning from mistakes, characters just get worse.

It is not to be confused with flanderization, as flanderization involves over-exaggerating and amplifying a character's traits. Character derailment, on the other hand, refers to a character's traits becoming vastly different compared to what was previously shown.

Notable Characters Who Suffered Character Derailment

  • Fonzie (Happy Days; Season 4-11; He is the trope namer for Jumping the shark, which he literally did in the episode Hollywood Part 3. This is character derailment because in Season 2 he got hurt)
  • Kai (LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitsu; Seasons 8-12)
  • Henry Hart/Kid Danger (Henry Danger)
  • Ray Manchester/Captain Man (Henry Danger)
  • Charlotte (Henry Danger)
  • Jasper (Henry Danger)
  • Piper Hart (Henry Danger)
  • Danger Mouse (2015) (Danger Mouse (2015))
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Obito Uchiha (Naruto Shippuden)
  • Madara Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Yuuki Terumi (BlazBlue series)
  • Nana (Elfen Lied)
  • The Thunderman Family (The Thundermans)
  • Dawn Harper (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn)
  • Daffy Duck (Looney Tunes; DePatie Freleng/Seven-Arts Era)
  • Spongebob Squarepants (SpongeBob SquarePants: Seasons 6-8)
  • Patrick Star (Spongebob Squarepants; Seasons 6-8)
  • Mr. Eugene Krabs (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Cosmo Cosma (The Fairly OddParents; Season 9-10)
  • Carl Wheezer (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)
  • Sheen Estevez (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius/Planet Sheen)
  • Discord (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; Season 9-He had a logical development of becoming a good guy, until it was revealed that he was Grogar all along. He on that way put the whole world in danger as he made the terrible trio very powerful that even he couldn't deal with them, which just goes against his whole development)
  • Jonesy Garcia (6teen)
  • Caitlin Cooke (6teen)
  • Jude Lizowki (6teen)
  • Eddy (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Season 5-6)
  • Ed (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Seasons 5-6)
  • Sarah (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Seasons 5-6)
  • Jimmy (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Seasons 5-6)
  • Kevin (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Seasons 5-6)
  • Rolf (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Seasons 5-6)
  • Johnny 2x4 (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Seasons 5-6)
  • Lee Kanker (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Seasons 5-6)
  • Marie Kanker (Ed, Edd, n Eddy; Seasons 5-6)
  • Numbah Four (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Hot Shot (Transformers: Cybertron)
  • Danny Fenton/Phantom (Danny Phantom; Season 3)
  • Inferno/Roadblock (Transformers Energon Season 3?)
  • Bumblebee (Transformers: Robots In Disguise 2015)
  • Ellie (The Last of Us Part II)
  • Lynn Loud Jr (The Loud House)
  • Light Yagami (Death Note)
  • Suzaku Kururugi (Code Geass)
  • Nino Arizugawa (Anonymous Noise; Had been growing a relationship with Yuzu (Even being kissed by him very often), only for her to turn him down and go back together with Momo.)
  • Sindel (Mortal Kombat 11)
  • Waldek Kiepski (Świat Według Kiepskich)

Comments


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Nihirichan

6 months ago
Score 11
Can someone give me a summarized version of Derailment vs. Flanderization?
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PeachyNeon

6 months ago
Score 1
Why not make it yourself?
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Nihirichan

5 months ago
Score 9
Sorry for not replying in about a week, but I just asked a simple question. The page doesn't give a proper definition of "Character Derailment." I'm going to have to add one here.
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Whoacks

6 months ago
Score -8
I don't really think Lloyd should be here because he didn't forget his learning, he just became more stereotypical
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SomeOwlOnTheInternet

5 months ago
Score 3

S1 Loyd: Delinquent and Son of lord Garmadon who was destined to become the green ninja.

S5-present Loyd: Leader of the Ninjas with little to no purpose or character in the story other to be the only one with a dragon.
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Whoacks

3 months ago
Score -8
SomeOwlOnTheInternet none of what you just said made any sense.
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Whoacks

3 months ago
Score -8
SomeOwlOnTheInternet Lloyd was the only one with a dragon in Season 4, and that was only for a few episodes. from the end of episode 8 of S4 to Season 7, all the ninja could use dragons. You clearly don't know anything about Ninjago and are just trying to sound intelligent.
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Whoacks

3 months ago
Score -8
Wow. 6 downvotes just for saying the truth. You people listen to what you want to hear.
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Whoacks

3 months ago
Score -8
Also nice job making alt accounts to downvote me.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -9
SomeOwlOnTheInternet stop making yourself look smart by downvoting people who disagree with you, it is just childish.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -9
Go ahead make alts to downvote me too
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -9
SomeOwlOnTheInternet gOoDddDD jOb
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DarkMatterMan4500

3 months ago
Score 5
Ummm, where's your evidence that he's making sockpuppet accounts to downvote? You can't just make baseless accusations and go on your merrily way. You have to prove it.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score -5
Because this community I know won't care much about an argument that is barely relevant to this page. So it started that Whoacks just stated his opinion that Lloyd does not deserve to be here, but when SomeOwl came by some reason Whoacks very quickly got downvoted by a lot unnaturally. Then Whoacks started to say what SomeOwl said did not make sense and he was downvoted with the exact same amount of downvotes.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score -6
Then when I came I started spamming SomeOwl by mocking him just downvoting us and he has always downvoted us with 6 each comment, very quickly each comment was downvoted by 6 but then my comments were deleted by I don't know who.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score -6
So yeah up until my comments were taken down I cant see how it would make any sense that the exact same amount of people would all think like a hive mind come here just to downvote. If it were real people I would have a more diverse like one of my spams was downvoted with 5 or one with 3 etc and I spammed a lot of comments and all my comments were downvoted by 6, so I guess sockpuppets is the only option
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score -5
If you dont believe me ask Whoacks, LancedSoul or Superstreetkombat they were here when I spammed SomeOwl
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score -3
Really? you are just going to downvote me and give me the silent treatment, instead of telling me on why you don't believe me instead you just downvote, well that is a respectable choice, that is also fine because that way you are just admitting you don't have an argument
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Whoacks

3 months ago
Score -8
Bruh SomeOwlOnTheInternet literally made like 5 alt accounts just to downvote people who disagree with him. Well guess what, buddy. Not everyone's gonna share the same opinion as you. That's not how life works.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -9
SomeOwl, I will call you this name for short okay?
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -8
I will take downvotes as a yes
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -8
SomeOwl well done you have used more than the minimum of alts to downvote me to get the bonus, next comment with each of your alts to show you gave them the required names. You are getting very good at this game, I am sure you are getting some cookies
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -8
Keep downvoting SomeOwl
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LancedSoul

3 months ago
Score 6
Alright, who keep commenting on this comment selection?
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
Score -7
Pretty self-explanatory, isn't it?
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -9
Me
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -8
SomeOwl why did you downvote SuperStreetKombat.
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SuperStreetKombat

2 months ago
Score -5
He downvoted my comment? All right, where is he? Where's his account so I can block him?
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DarkMatterMan4500

2 months ago
Score 5
Ummmmm, anyone can downvote as you may know.
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Trevor807

2 months ago
Score -4
Downvoting comments is a bad idea, period.
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SuperStreetKombat

2 months ago
Score -4
It's not that I'm against the idea of downvoting comments in of itself, it's just that users do stuff like that for no reason other than trolling or opinion disrespecting, and it's breaking the wikis' rules.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score -5
SomeOwl downvoting just means you dont have an argument, you may think you are making yourself look smart and making us look dumb but in reality you are just admitting that we win the argument because you are not even trying reply to tell us that we are wrong
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score -6
SomeOwl and it's fine to not care but don't give that as a reply because if you really didn't care you wouldn't be wasting time logging in and out just to make random people who don't agree with you look dumb
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

2 months ago
Score -4
SuperStreetKombat he commented here, his full username is SomeOwlOnTheInternet, I call him SomeOwl for short he allowed me
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LifeWasGoodOnHotdogStand

2 months ago
Score 0
my god that's a lot of downvotes
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TheLukesterJoy

3 months ago
Score 1
oh it's a half-shell, not a nutshell. Whoever wrote the quote for the image was not very bright! (I was making a bad reference)
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -8
Who is deleting all my comments?
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -9
Downvotes I will take that it is SomeOwl
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

3 months ago
Score -9
SomeOwl I dare you to downvote me with a username of LilyOrchardBad
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Whoacks

2 months ago
Score -1
Yeah MrChangeUserNameAlot is right. He just randomly downvotes people with his alt accounts just because he disagrees with them.
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JillianeCobre

2 months ago
Score 0
What's the real difference? Flanderization and Derailment are still the same tropes.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
Score 0
Oh ok I think the downvote drama is over Good, I am happy we all moved on
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
Score -1
Now with that out of the way can I add Discord here as I think the writers fucked him up badly in Season 9, yes I am talking about the Grogar twist, seriously what were the writers thinking.
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Ddgghsssfgssrghjcse

16 days ago
Score 0
I think Marinette (season 3), Cassandra (season 3), Korra (season 2) and some of the total drama characters should be on that list.

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