No one likes watching their favorite tough guy (or girl) lose their edge as a franchise progresses. Here are 10 badass characters who were eventually neutered in sequels.
Chris is a freelance writer from Chicago, IL who can tell you the entire history of Doctor Who, but not what he ate for lunch. Some of his favorite films are Casablanca, North by Northwest, Alien, M, and Jaws. His favorite shows are Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Shield, and Arrested Development. He also still reads comic books (much to the dismay of his parents) and particularly enjoys Batman: The Long Halloween, Gotham Central, and Y: The Last Man. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSchrader1.
Articles by Chris Schrader
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