what do you mean?? like i’m not asking to be rude, i would just love for you to expound to make sure i’m fully understanding what you’re saying
ah, sorry! i mean like —
say character x has been established as being very hot tempered. that’s how it’s been for forty years of comics history. but then, a new writer takes up the mantle, and turns him into a stoic. at first, i might say that that character was being written OOC, but what if the next person to write character x’s title continues that trend? what if characters in other books start talking about how stony and controlled character x is, and always has been?
how much of that before character x’s temper becomes irrelevant, an outdated characterization that no longer really applies?