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9 Movie & TV Adaptations That Made Characters Look Nothing like What They’re Supposed To

Adapting a novel for the screen is not easy. Although, these ten series got a lot of flak for making substantial changes to their characters’ looks. Novel readers and comic book fans can be challenging to please. Therefore, the casting of Characters cannot be so precise as they would like for their favorite stories. It is usually best to find an actor who best embodies the character’s spirit. But many people prefer it to be someone who looks exactly like the character described in the books. Therefore, it often happens that TV shows drastically alter the appearances of heroes. In other cases, this can create a different take on the character than the one previously established in the Books and Novels.¬†This can be both refreshing and controversial. Here is the list of nine Movie & TV Adaptations That Made Characters Look Nothing like What They’re Supposed To:

The Character of Flash played by Barry Allen:

9 Movie & TV Adaptations That Made Characters Look Nothing like What They're Supposed To
Barry Allen as The Flash.

They changed iris West-Allen’s ethnicity in the show. Although some viewers protested, it didn’t affect the show’s quality, as Candice Patton performed brilliantly.

The Character of Daenerys Targaryen Game Of Thrones:

Daenerys Targaryen -
Daenerys Targaryen in books vs in the show

In the book, Daenerys Targaryen has violet-colored eyes. Also, The fire burned off most of her hair after she “gives birth” to her dragons. However, Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys kept the long hair, and her eyes seem to be blue.

The Vampire Diaries:

Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries: The Return, #1) by L.J. Smith
Elena in books

In the books, Elena was less sympathetic, as she sometimes acted arrogantly. In addition, the books showed her as having blonde hair and blue eyes, but on the show, she had dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Arrowverse character The Arrow:

9 Movie & TV Adaptations That Made Characters Look Nothing like What They're Supposed To
The Arrow in Books
9 Movie & TV Adaptations That Made Characters Look Nothing like What They're Supposed To
In the Movie

Arrowverse superheroes like Barry Allen don’t look the same in the show as they do in the comics.

Batwoman: The Characters in Arrowverse

9 Movie & TV Adaptations That Made Characters Look Nothing like What They're Supposed To
Batwoman in movies Vs. in Books

Characters in Arrowverse shows can change appearances easily. For example, even though Ruby Rose’s Kate Kane wears a long red wig as Batwoman, her hair is short and brown.

Daredevil:

The Daredevil
Daredevil

The creators considered making Cox’s hair red but it looked too odd. He performs the same no matter how different he appears.

Lucifer:

Comic and TV show
Lucifer

Lucifer made a small cameo in the Arrowverse crossover, Crisis on Infinite Earths. Although his show otherwise stands separately, some viewers might not realize Lucifer is a part of the Arrowverse.

The main character Jesse from Preacher:

Jesse Custer looks fairly similar to the comic
Preacher

Few shows have characters as unique as Preacher. Yet, at the same time, the main character Jesse Custer resembles the comic book hero.

The Character of Jaskier The Witcher:

The Witcher
Jaskier, Geralt’s best friend

On the show, Jaskier, Geralt’s best friend, is brown-haired, but in the books, he is blonde.

These are some of the Movie & TV Adaptations That Made Characters Look Nothing like What They’re Supposed to. Let us know in the comments which character is your favorite.

 

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