Cartoon Characters Who Devolved Terribly Over Timeegnomac Characters who started off being likable and good are now annoying and horrible.
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The reason why Peter is a moron because his parents treat him the wrong way
I like the show but Peter is annoying
I saw this video where Peter tries Red bull for the first time. It's messed up.
Peter whent from being just the idiot father to violent psychopath. - egnomac
He use to be funny now I can't stand him, he's a total A hole to Brian. - egnomac
He started off funny at first, but he's been flanderized to the point of being a creepy sex maniac.
Quagmire was the wrong person to give the rant on brian. as quagmire has the same flaws and admits them, but brian tries to make up, overcome and get rid off them, that is why brian is not honest about them. quagmire is just jealous brian is a better person than he is. he used to be funny, but he is too flawed himself to point someone else flaws out.
Honestly Brian deserved everything Quagmire said. Brian used to be the worldy, self educated, voice of reason, w/o much of an overinflated ego. He was talented, soulful, well read, and a patron of the arts and musical theater. His only flaw was his alcoholism. Now he's the poster child of overly opinionated, super liberal, hipster.V 1 Comment
Don't put the original character's picture here it is to good for Teen Titans Go! version.
Robin was not bratty before this terrible cartoon started, I liked Robin better in the original version
The WHOLE show sucks, not only the characters... - MOA_89
Reverse development on steroids.V 6 Comments
The idea of a character devolving to their more obnoxious traits is named after him for a reason.
There's a thing called flanderization
Friendly normal neighbour, is a Christian.
Is still friendly but is now a Fundamental Christian e.g. episode "The Monkey Suit."
Maybe because the writers just decided to kill his wife off.
He just ruined the show.
He used to be funny. Than he just started harrasing and bullying Cat. - RalphBob
I use to like Lisa but after a few season she's become a preachy know it all. - egnomac
SpongeBob started out being a naive sand lovable main character, whom many people adored and liked. But ever since the movie he became EXTREMELY annoying, Tom Kenny must have gone reverse puberty or something because his voice is so darn squeaky nowadays! It's not even just his voice change, it's just the fact his character went from cute and childlike, to loud and obnoxious. Just look and see, I'm 99% sure Nick keeps him on because of the money he rakes in.
Once he was a 13 year old teenager who worked his ass off. He had clutch. He was a bit slow to react, but in the end, he was smart, and no matter what the job, always got the job done, without the use of tears. As the show went on, he slowly transformed into a more dumber man child with no self control, and cries as a last resort. He even starts to use tears as a method of figuring stuff out. - Canuck101
ALL the characters of this show have become more stupid, mean, and overly exaggerated than they already were. All the qualities that made them so likable are just falling apart. SpongeBob cries at EVERYTHING, Patrick turned into a prick, Squidward isn't that egotistical anymore and is just trying to survive his torture porns, Mr. Krabs fina
He's back to his original self. The original creator came back last year. And the episodes are actually pretty funnyV 3 Comments
I think I'm squidward...
I kind of feel sorry for squidward because of SpongeBob and patrick always bugging througout the series but sometimes he can be very aroggant, concieted and ruthless towards others.
The poster scared me. - ad48
Timmy did get dumber as the seasons went on, but I personally believe that is not where he completely devolved at.
Timmy used to be a kid with a heart and a caring person in general, he made mistakes and was often impulsive with his actions. But he always apologized sincerely and redeemed his sometimes selfish or bad decisions in the end. He sacrificed himself for his family, friends, and even enemies multiple times and would always be there for them, and he was an easy to sympathize with character. Episodes like Channel Chasers and Abracatasrophe show what I am talking about.
Nowadays Timmy is a selfish, spoiled brat who only cares about himself. He never considers the feelings of others and has no redeeming qualities whatsoever anymore. He's not really stupid, but just a huge jerk. I prefer Pre-Poof Timmy.
Every time he acts smug and egotistical (like how he looks in that image right now on top), I just wanna punch him
I agree, Timmy used to be irresponsible and selfish, but had some level of common sense. He's now almost as dumb as Cosmo from the early seasons.
He just got dumber and dumber when the baby first came out of nowhere.V 7 Comments
I swear if she ever does that huge gasp or shriek "NOO! " when Bart or Lisa do something they enjoy, I'm gonna sue Matt Groening!
I hate this character he has no personality
Lol your list says went worse over time.I see just a list of worse characters getting more worse.
He went from being a penny-pinching cheapskate who actually cared for his employees to a greedy money-grubber who only cares about himself. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Season 1- Cared for people was nice liked money. Now Only cares for himself loves money and is horrible to people. I miss 1999- 2006 Mr Krabs.
Before, I liked him better than Plankton. Now I realize that Mr. Krabs is nothing but an ass to Plankton.
Mr. Krabs was always cheap and not the greatest guy around, but now he is just a jerk.V 4 Comments
I don't really think he counts as someone who's devolved over the years. I mean, he was a jerk back then and he's still a jerk now. I do still find him funny too.
Eric just seriously got less funny, like cheating to get in the Special Olympics? - MyRockets345
He harm Kyle, Kenny, Stan, and the love interest to Stan named Wendy.
It's getting stupid, just let me know
Meg used to be that quiet but nice girl who really tried to fit in and make friends. Now she's a bitter, self-mutilating teen with stalkerish tendencys, and weird bedroom habits.
He started off cool at first, but then he got unnecessarily cruel and sadistic as the series went on.
TDI- Normal Host who isn't nice sometimes but was nice sometimes.
TDA- Mean starting to do more hurtful challenges, but a little bit nice still.
TDWT- Harsh, mean a teansy tiny bit nice.
TDROTI- Mean, horrid
TDAS- Harsh, cruel, bad, illegal, didn't care about anyone.
TDPI- Same as TDAS.
In All Grown Up she became really old and started saying really stupid things. She called Kimi a parrot for no reason. - RalphBob
He was bad the entire series. - ConorDooley
Seriously? only 33? this guy is the dictionary definition of character decline. I loved this guy in the first three seasons. Then he just... died. Man I miss old brian.
Seasons 1-5-Voice Of Reason Whose High Intelligence Helped Peter Get Through His Problems.
Seasons 8-Present-Librel Uncaring Douchebag Who Only Cares About Himself And Dating Prostitutes
Bangs? that is so sexual.
Lois used to be reaaallly cool at first. I kinda liked her, but then she became terrible down the road. Her attitude used to be one where it was okay to be a housewife AND a feminist, as well as not hate Peter too much, just a good all around mother trying to teach him what to do than not say anything at all. In the end, she became more naggy, made peter figure out things on his own, trying to tell off people who don't even view her own views, and just...Annoying all in all.
Just to show what a B@%# Lois is in one episode she tells Chris that the whole freshman hunt thing was just a myth to scar freshmen as soon as he gets out of the car Lois honks the horn and Shouts "Freshman" feeding her own son to the wolves. - egnomac
They made Lois into a terrible mother and ruined her relationship with Peter.
She actually use to care about her children now she's a total B%#@. - egnomacV 2 Comments
What? why is Sans on here? UNDERTALE IS A GAME NOT A CARTOON!
He should be at least in the top fives.
He used to be the dumb but usually smart lovable guy in the beginning, now he's so stupid that it's painful to sit through.
He used to be the dumb but lovable and friendly guy in the beginning, now he's so stupid that it's painful to sit through.
He used to be comic gold, but now he's become a prick. He often botches up people's plans for no good reason i.e. getting SpongeBob stuck in that wringer, popping up out of nowhere to eat the backstage passes and disappear, etc. - MKBeastV 5 Comments
Why is she on here? She pretty much stayed the same throughout the show's run.
Stumpy in Season 1 was a good kid who didn't like it when Mr. Cat picked on his friends. Stumpy is Season 2 was a slightly mean kid who occasionally joined Mr. Cat in picking on his friends. Stumpy in Season 3 was a complete jerk who picked on his friends, sometimes even without Mr. Cat being there.
At first, he was a good kid who was slightly annoying to Kaeloo and occasionally did mean things but had a good heart. Now he's just a mean-spirited sadist who deliberately tortures Kaeloo, Quack Quack and even Mr. Cat for no apparent reason other than his own amusement.
Early Stumpy: Tries to be nice, loves his friends and stands up for them when they get bullied
Later Stumpy: Puts up photoshopped fake nudes of Pretty on the internet as "revenge" for a minor offense, almost kills Mr. Cat by wrecking his car with him inside because Mr. Cat refused to play a board game with him, cheats on Ursula (with Pretty of all people), steals from his own mom and tortures Quack Quack for fun
He started off as a decent kid but then became a jerk who does stuff like stealing money from his mom's purse and messing with Kaeloo and Quack Quack for no reason. It's like Stumpy is a mini-Mr. Cat now.V 17 Comments
Courtney began the series as a friendly, outgoing contestant who respected everyone. As the series went by, she became psycho-crazy over fixing every little thing wrong. She also seems to rant about her lawyers getting her everything she wants, which was just the start. She dumped Duncan, and by All Stars, she was among the meanest of the contestants. Courtney's development deserves a facepalm, truly.
She always keep talking about how she's a CIT...seriously - gusdf
She used to be cute, playful, and sweet. Now she's a power hungry, feminazi who overreacts about the smallest things. - Popsicles
She went from cute and interesting to bitchy and irriating... plus she's always mad and angry at Stan and doesn't seem to show any remote interest in him. Plus she became a feminist... just why?
Cosmo used to be dim, silly, yet clever. He had his genius moments and truly loved his wife Wanda and his godchild. Now he is utterly brain-dead and is mean to everyone, he yells all the time and isn't funny anymore. His VOICE too, it just keeps getting higher and higher like he breathed in a tank of helium!
When Adult Party came out, they totally destroyed his character
He was pretty funny in the original, but in AP he was a bad character
They were easygoing in the first few episodes, but then they got reckless, annoying, loud, obnoxious, mind-numbing, DISGUSTING idiots as it progressed.
Weren't they always awful characters
They started out devolved, and are currently getting worse. AKA they suck just like she show they star in.
They were bad from the start. - Aguythatpeopleignores
Depends if a 2000s kid was a fan of Dora when they were little, and suddenly after a few seasons said "What has happened to Dora."
Dora was always horrible
NO. You bitch.
Please remove this sad abomination like excuse of a "half demon half human" away from my new televisions before they explode and my eyes and ears melt because of this spoiled feminist abomination
She went from being an interesting, awesome, likable character to a moody, emo, sadist jerka** who obsesses over ponies, legs, and torturing her friends (even when they don't deserve it).
He used to be smart and funny, now he just shouts and whines at Cartman for everything. They should've killed him off when they had the chance because he's gradually getting more worse & boring every season in my opinion
"He used to be smart and funny, now he just shouts and whines at Cartman for everything. They should've killed him off when they had the chance because he's gradually getting more worse and boring every season in my opinion"
Yeah I know right? Kyle was sooo much better and funnier back in the earlier season. Now he is a jerk to Cartman for no reason.
Not to mention he's going liberal...
That dude has anger issues nowadays.
He was once a funny, smart and intelligent "voice of reason" character that I liked a lot.
Now he's just a hypocritical, short-tempered, liberal that whines, yells, shouts, and is aggressive, abusive, and violent towards EVERYONE. And he wants to make the world his BITCH. And he's way worse than Benson from Regular Show.
Kyle, you have no sense of humor or niceness, you hot-headed!
These two ruined movies and T.V.
She was terrible in the beginning and was terrible in the end.
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