Characters Who Changed Radically After Their Debut

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Most characters undergo some growth as they navigate plotlines and story arcs, because that's how drama works. The thing is, sometimes creators take a look at a character, right out of the gate, and drastically change them. To the point where they're practically unrecognizable.

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Donald Duck used to wear pants. Before he appeared on screen, Donald made his first appearance in the popular children's book The Adventures of Mickey

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In the pilot of The Office, Kevin Malone spoke like a normal person, with normal vocal tone and rhythm. After the pilot, his vocal rhythm became ridic

FOR THE FIRST seAson OF sesame STREET, OSCAR THE GROUCH WAS ORANGE. He gained his signature green fur (and an arm!) by season 2, but according to pupp

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Wario. Super Mario Wario Land 2 Land In his debut appearance, Wario had bulging eyes and was a conquering villain: The next game made him a greedy ant

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Gregor The Mountain Clegane from Game of Thrones has three different faces throughout the series. The first two actors portraying the character didn

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Tigger used to have a club-shaped face. OWL TIGGER PIGLET Walt Disney oThen Now 1965 Production That's how he looked in the first Winnie the Pooh shor

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Arthur's nose has become dramatically less-pronounced throughout Marc Brown's illustrated book series. MARC BROWN ARTHUR'S MARC BROWN NOSE AShur EYES

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BUT NO MATTER THE INVISIBLE In her first HOW WELL SUE GIRL CAN DO rT STOMA CAN BETTER! SEARCH A CITY... appearance, The Invisible Girl was kinda usele

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CRACKEDOON Smithers was black in his first appearance on The Simpsons, in the Season 1 episode Homer's Odyssey. It was an animation mistake, and the

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The beloved Super Mario originally debuted with red overalls. ...then suddenly changed to the iconic blue overalls and red shirt that we know and love

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Professor Utonium used to be a short, bald guy with glasses. Then Now The first Powerpuff Girls short, Whoopass Stew - A Sticky Situation, featured Ut

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Latka Gravas was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder in Taxi's third season. Comedian Andy Kaufman had grown tired of the role, which had it

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In the first Street Fighter game, Ryu IA had red hair and wore red shoes. The sequel changed his hair to brown and removed his shoes forever.

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CRACKED COM RANDY MARSH IN SEASON ONE, RANDY WAS JUST A STOCK PARENT CHARACTER, A BORING GEOLOGIST, AND DIDN'T REALLY HAVE MUCH PERSONALITY TO SPEAK O

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CRACKED Ce COM a Originally, The Simpsons' Barney Gumble was blond.

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NARNDA -THE CHRONICLES OF- In the movie Prince Caspian, Caspian speaks with a Mediterranean accent. In the next film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,

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On Damon Wayans's My Wife and Kids, oldest daughter Claire was initially a sweet preteen played by child actress Jazz Raycole. However, in Season 2, R

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Hrry Potter Larly Potfer ANDTHE AND PRISONER SORCERER'S OAZKABAN STONE Tom, innkeeper of The Leaky Cauldron, first appears as a normal old bloke. CRAI

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Pluto's first appearance was as a nameless bloodhound Who tracks Mickey when he escapes from prison in the 1930 Disney cartoon ThE Chain Gang. The cha

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Catwoman has had a lot of costumes over the years, but none quite as outlandish as the original. In Batman #3, she went by The Cat, and wore an orange

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Kirby in his first appearance in Kirby's Dream I1 Land (1992) could only suck enemies in and spit them out. A year later in Kirby's Adventure he got t

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NDLO In his first appearance in The Incredible Hulk issue #180, Wolverine's mask had whiskers. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO TANGLE WITH SOMEONE-- -WHY NOT TR

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Kramer's first appearance on the pilot of Seinfeld was pretty odd: His name was Kessler, he was a shut-in who hadn't left the building in 10 years, he

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Cookie Monster originally looked like a nightmare creature from the abyss. wheels CHEESE SNACK NW 6W CRUNOY ROULETTES COn AU ROMAGE 0I CAUUINE Jim Hen