As a huge LOTR fan, one thing I hated was how between Fellowship and Two Towers, Gimli changed from a proud, sturdy character with a slightly too high opinion of Dwarves, to this bumbling comic relief character who falls down a lot and every line is some kind of gag. It really fell flat for me even as a kid of 15.
There are two MCU characters who have been Gimli'd - Bruce Banner (the way he acts in Avengers 2012 vs. Infinity War/Endgame is unrecognisable) and the worst one of all, who was Gimli'd even more than Gimli was Drax. Drax's version is pretty similar to Gimli's - his prideful, slightly naive character just became this obnoxious idiot who laughs at everything by Guardians 2. I really hated that change - his quirk was that he didn't understand metaphors, which then changed to having absolutely no social skills whatsoever. It felt really jarring to me.
I wondered what you all thought of the above, and if you had any other examples of characters given similar treatment after their first appearances?
If you’re using an LOTR analogy: Isn’t Pippin a way better example of what you called “Gimli’d” than Gimli himself?!?!
What have the Avengers and LOTR movies got to do with television?
can't imagine what Drax will be like in GOTG 3. bit of a side for fun character now unfortunately