Definitilon:pro·te·an adjective \ˈprō-tē-ən, prō-ˈtē-\1. readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable. 2. changeable in shape or form, as an amoeba. 3. (of an actor or actress) versatile; able to play many kinds of roles.
Maudlin maudlin \ˈmȯd-lən\ (adj)
1. tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental: a maudlin story of a little orphan and her lost dog. 2. foolishly or mawkishly sentimental because of drunkenness.