Cartoon Characters Who Devolved Terribly Over Time

Characters who started off being likable and good are now annoying and horrible.

The Top Ten

1 Peter Griffin - Family Guy Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

I like the show but Peter is annoying

The reason why Peter is a moron because his parents treat him the wrong way

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

2 Glenn Quagmire - Family Guy Glenn Quagmire, often referred to as just Quagmire, is a character from the animated television series Family Guy.

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.

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.

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.

3 Robin - Teen Titans Go Robin, also known as Tim Drake, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman.

It's obvious he plans to make Cartoon Network be in his filthy baby hands!

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

4 Ned Flanders - The Simpsons Nedward Flanders Jr. is a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons.

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.

5 Winslow T. Oddfellow - CatDog

He just ruined the show.

He used to be funny. Than he just started harrasing and bullying Cat. - RalphBob

6 Lisa Simpson - The Simpsons Lisa Marie Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. She is the middle child and most intelligent of the Simpson family.

She went from just a little girl who happens to be smart for her age to an outright Tumblrina

I use to like Lisa but after a few season she's become a preachy know it all. - egnomac

7 SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

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 funny

8 Squidward Tentacles - SpongeBob SquarePants Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character voiced by actor Rodger Bumpass in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

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

9 Timmy Turner - The Fairly Oddparents Timothy "Timmy" Tiberius Turner is a ten-year old boy who is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated series The Fairly OddParents created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

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.

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.

Every time he acts smug and egotistical (like how he looks in that image right now on top), I just wanna punch him

10 Marge Simpson - The Simpsons Marjorie Jacqueline "Marge" Simpson is a fictional character in the American animated sitcom The Simpsons and part of the eponymous family.

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!

The Contenders

11 Poof - The Fairly OddParents

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.

12 Lil DeVille - Rugrats and All Grown Up
13 Eric Cartman - South Park Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

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

14 Mrs Turner - The Fairly OddParents
15 Mr. Krabs - SpongeBob Squarepants Eugene H. Krabs, or simply Mr. Krabs, is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

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.

16 The Overlord - Lego Ninjago
17 Meg Griffin - Family Guy Megan "Meg" Griffin is a character from the animated television series Family Guy, voiced initially by Lacey Chabert, thereafter by Mila Kunis.

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.

18 George - An Egg's Guide to Minecraft
19 Phil and Lil's Mom - Rugrats and All Grown Up

In All Grown Up she became really old and started saying really stupid things. She called Kimi a parrot for no reason. - RalphBob

20 Mordecai - Regular Show Mordecai is one of the two main protagonists of Regular Show, along with his best friend Rigby. He made his debut in the non-canon short "2 in the AM PM" as a human cashier, who then morphs into a prototype Mordecai-like character with a fanny pack. He later makes his first official appearance in the ...read more.

He was bad the entire series. - ConorDooley

21 Brick - The Powerpuff Girls Brick is a fictional character from The Powerpuff Girls. He belongs to the group in the show called The Rowdyruff Boys. He is known to be the leader of The Rowdyruff Boys and for being mean to Boomer, his brother. He has red hair with bangs, but when he returned, his bangs were removed and his hair ...read more.

Bangs? that is so sexual.

22 Brian Griffin - Family Guy Brian H. Griffin, popularly known without his middle initial as Brian Griffin, is a fictional character from the animated television series Family Guy.

Liberal atheist

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 6-7-Okay

Seasons 8-Present-Librel Uncaring Douchebag Who Only Cares About Himself And Dating Prostitutes

23 Lois Griffin - Family Guy Lois Patrice Griffin is one of the main characters of the American animated television series Family Guy.

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%#@. - egnomac

24 Patrick Star - SpongeBob SquarePants Patrick Star is a fictional character in the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. He is voiced by actor Bill Fagerbakke, who also voices numerous other characters on the show . Created and designed by marine biologist and cartoonist Stephen Hillenburg, the series creator, Patrick ...read more.

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. - MKBeast

Old spongebob line NO THIS IS PATRICK new spongebob line you have to share

25 Boomer - The Powerpuff Girls
26 Butch - The Powerpuff Girls
27 Sans - UnderTale Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult ...read more.

What? why is Sans on here? UNDERTALE IS A GAME NOT A CARTOON!

28 Chris McLean - Total Drama Chris McLean is a fictional character from the Total Drama Island series as the official host who makes the campers perform a series of challenges for immunity ranging from often humiliating to dangerous.

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.

29 Isabella - Phineas and Ferb

Why is she on here? She pretty much stayed the same throughout the show's run.

She's normal

30 Stumpy - Kaeloo

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.

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.

How did Stumpy go from being against Mr. Cat's bullying to idolizing him to becoming his sidekick to basically becoming a miniature version of him?

31 King K. Rool - Donkey Kong King K. Rool is a fictional anthropomorphic crocodile and the main antagonist of Nintendo's Donkey Kong video game franchise, as well as the archenemy of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.
32 Courtney- Total Drama

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

33 Mr. Burns - The Simpsons
34 Sailor Moon - Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is the main character of the show Sailor Moon. She is named Usagi Tsukino when not Sailor Moon. Usagi meets Luna and Luna says that she is searching for the Moon princess. Luna gives Usagi a brooch that gives her the ability to transform into Sailor Moon. Usagi is usually happy and cheerful, ...read more.
35 Wendy Testaburger - South Park Winifred "Wendy" Testaburger is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. She is best known for her on-again, off-again relationship with her boyfriend Stan Marsh, and being more intelligent and mature than most children her age, which is utilized by her activism and feminism. ...read more.

She used to be cute, playful, and sweet. Now she's a power hungry, feminazi who overreacts about the smallest things. - Popsicles

Poor Stan...

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?

36 Bart Simpson - The Simpsons Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is the oldest child, and the only son, in the 1987 show The Simpsons. He was created by Matt Groening. His hobbies are pranking people including Lisa Simpson and Homer Simpson.
37 Cosmo Cosma - The Fairly OddParents

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!

38 Ren Höek - Ren & Stimpy

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

39 Crash - Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot is a video game franchise of platform video games. The series, originally exclusive to the Sony PlayStation, was created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin during their tenure at Naughty Dog for Sony Computer Entertainment.
40 Sway Sway and Buhduece - Breadwinners

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

41 Dora - Dora the Exlorer Dora is the main protagonist in the show "Dora the Explorer". Her main occupation is exploring with her monkey friend, Boots.

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

42 Mickey Mouse - Disney Mickey Mouse is a funny animal cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company. He was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios in 1928.

NO. You bitch.

43 Raven - Teen Titans Go

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 does not deserve to have Beast Boy as her boyfriend ever!

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).

44 Rosalina - Super Mario Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She first appeared in the popular Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010 . Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games ...read more.
45 Kyle Broflovski - South Park Kyle Broflovski is a main character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by and loosely based on co-creator Matt Stone.

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!

46 Homer Simpson - The Simpsons Homer Jay Simpson is the protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.
47 Chief Wiggum - The Simpsons
48 Heffer Wolfe - Rocko's Modern Life Heffer Wolfe is a fictional character on the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life and the comic book series of the same name.
49 Timon and Pumbaa - Lion King

These two ruined movies and T.V.

50 Candace Flynn - Phineas & Ferb Candace Gertrude Flynn is a main character of the Disney Channel animated television series Phineas and Ferb, voiced by Ashley Tisdale and created and designed by Dan Povenmire.

She was terrible in the beginning and was terrible in the end.

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