Most of the time, when a character changes in a television show, it's the result of character development over the course of many episodes or seasons. But other times, characters completely change in an instant -- heroes become villains, characters who were slightly stupid become the dumbest people imaginable, or a character gets "Flanderized" and has one mildly distinct aspect of their personality blown up to the extreme. And sometimes, of course, the characters literally become a different actor overnight.
These changes aren't necessarily bad - often, they vastly improve the show, or take the show in a fresh new direction - but they're still pretty jarring, especially when you go back and watch old episodes. Here are some TV characters who changed a ton really quickly.
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Jan From 'The Office' Changes From Authoritative Taskmaster To Completely Unhinged WeirdoPhoto: NBC
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Eric From 'Boy Meets World' Changes From Regular, Relatable Teen To Absolute MoronPhoto: ABC
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