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23rd Aug '16 6:49:31 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Karen Traviss rears her head for the second time on this page [[Literature/HaloGlasslands with her]] [[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar inclusions]] [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata to the]] ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' novels, this time with Admiral Parangonsky and Serin Osman. Usually, anything they say is right and is a mirror to Traviss' own beliefs, at the cost of shattering canon relationships, butchering how psychology works, and ignoring the military chain of command.

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* Karen Traviss Creator/KarenTraviss rears her head for the second time on this page [[Literature/HaloGlasslands with her]] [[Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar inclusions]] [[Literature/HaloMortalDictata to the]] ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' novels, this time with Admiral Parangonsky Parangosky and Serin Osman. Usually, anything they say is right and is a mirror to Traviss' own beliefs, at the cost of shattering canon relationships, butchering how psychology works, and ignoring the military chain of command.
22nd Dec '15 2:08:13 PM AnotherDuck
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* Elizabeth Wakefield from the [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley]] series is purported to be the good twin who is nice to everyone - but, more often than not, she comes off as a sanctimonious hypocrite. As such, many find her to be even worse than the allegedly bad twin, Jessica.
12th Nov '15 11:09:52 PM Zaptech
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* Literature/VorkosiganSaga has Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan. Likeable in her two POV books she becomes much less so over the succeeding novels in which she is ''invariably'' loved and respected by all and has ''all'' the answers to any problem. And is never, ever called on her mindless hostility to Barrayaran customs and assumption Beta got it right.
9th Nov '15 10:25:39 AM roxana
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* Literature/VorkosiganSaga has Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan. Likeable in her two POV books she becomes much less so over the succeeding novels in which she is ''invariably' loved and respected by all and has ''all'' the answers to any problem. And is never, ever called on her mindless hostility to Barrayaran customs and assumption Beta got it all right.

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* Literature/VorkosiganSaga has Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan. Likeable in her two POV books she becomes much less so over the succeeding novels in which she is ''invariably' ''invariably'' loved and respected by all and has ''all'' the answers to any problem. And is never, ever called on her mindless hostility to Barrayaran customs and assumption Beta got it all right.
9th Nov '15 10:24:54 AM roxana
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* Literature/VorkosiganSaga has Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan. Likeable in her two POV books she becomes much less so over the succeeding novels in which she is ''invariably' loved and respected by all and has ''all'' the answers to any problem. And is never, ever called on her mindless hostility to Barrayaran customs and assumption Beta got it all right.
26th Sep '15 12:49:22 AM Adept
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* [[CreepyChild Renesmee]] from ''BreakingDawn''. Everyone who meets her loves her, despite the fact that she hasn't done anything other than be [[spoiler: Edward and Bella's half human/half vampire daughter with psychic powers]]. Many fans loathe her for [[SpotlightStealingSquad hijacking the story away from]] the OfficialCouple. Others hate her for her very existence [[ArtisticLicenseBiology defies biology]] ''and'' is a [[SeriesContinuityError direct contradiction]] to previous WordOfGod. And of course, [[spoiler: Team Jacob fans hate her for [[RelationshipSue other]] [[DieForOurShip reasons...]]]] It certainly doesn't help that it's obvious this is a motherhood fantasy with how thanks to her vampire nature, Renesmee's super-smart and beautiful and loved by everyone who meets her, but Bella doesn't have to deal with any of the gross/boring/hard parts of being a parent. Not only that, it looks very much like she and children who were turned into vampires have a supernatural ability to make people love them, but it's entirely accidental. The reader is supposed to take it as a given that vampire and half-vampire children, [[CanonSue Renesmee especially]], are just that lovable.

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* [[CreepyChild Renesmee]] from ''BreakingDawn''.''Literature/BreakingDawn''. Everyone who meets her loves her, despite the fact that she hasn't done anything other than be [[spoiler: Edward and Bella's half human/half vampire daughter with psychic powers]]. Many fans loathe her for [[SpotlightStealingSquad hijacking the story away from]] the OfficialCouple. Others hate her for her very existence [[ArtisticLicenseBiology defies biology]] ''and'' is a [[SeriesContinuityError direct contradiction]] to previous WordOfGod. And of course, [[spoiler: Team Jacob fans hate her for [[RelationshipSue other]] [[DieForOurShip reasons...]]]] It certainly doesn't help that it's obvious this is a motherhood fantasy with how thanks to her vampire nature, Renesmee's super-smart and beautiful and loved by everyone who meets her, but Bella doesn't have to deal with any of the gross/boring/hard parts of being a parent. Not only that, it looks very much like she and children who were turned into vampires have a supernatural ability to make people love them, but it's entirely accidental. The reader is supposed to take it as a given that vampire and half-vampire children, [[CanonSue Renesmee especially]], are just that lovable.



* Every ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' author has favorite characters, usually their own creation, but some are more beloved than others:

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* Every ''StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' author has favorite characters, usually their own creation, but some are more beloved than others:
26th Sep '15 12:45:14 AM Adept
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* Rudi frakking Mackenzie in the ''Creator/SMStirling'''s ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'' series. Almost universally disliked by fans but apart from card carrying villains, [[spoiler: and one solitary romantic rival who conveniently self sacrifices]] no one in universe has anything less than gushing praise for him. He is the best fighter, best general, most handsome, most kind and generally all round best person on the entire Continent. He literally has no flaws and is uniformly above average at everything and excellent at most. Every decision he makes is correct, or at least works out that way no matter how stupid it might have appeared at first. Every friendly character we meet is happy to sacrifice their interests for his [[spoiler: up to and including subordinating whole countries to his High Kingship without visible dissent.]] No wonder he turned a lot of people off the series.

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* Rudi frakking Mackenzie in the ''Creator/SMStirling'''s Creator/SMStirling's ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'' series. Almost universally disliked by fans but apart from card carrying villains, [[spoiler: and one solitary romantic rival who conveniently self sacrifices]] no one in universe has anything less than gushing praise for him. He is the best fighter, best general, most handsome, most kind and generally all round best person on the entire Continent. He literally has no flaws and is uniformly above average at everything and excellent at most. Every decision he makes is correct, or at least works out that way no matter how stupid it might have appeared at first. Every friendly character we meet is happy to sacrifice their interests for his [[spoiler: up to and including subordinating whole countries to his High Kingship without visible dissent.]] No wonder he turned a lot of people off the series.



* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Karen Brewer]] from the BabySittersClub. She was annoying, rude, a know-it-all prone to causing trouble because of it... but never got called out on her behavior because she was a self-admitted AuthorAvatar for the kind of "[[InformedAttribute bright, imaginative]]" kid the author had always wanted to be. Thus Karen even gets her own ''spin-off'' series. Except apparently the author was pretty much alone in her desire; it'd be hard to find even one fan of the series that actually viewed Karen in a positive light.

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* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Karen Brewer]] from the BabySittersClub.''Literature/BabySittersClub''. She was annoying, rude, a know-it-all prone to causing trouble because of it... but never got called out on her behavior because she was a self-admitted AuthorAvatar for the kind of "[[InformedAttribute bright, imaginative]]" kid the author had always wanted to be. Thus Karen even gets her own ''spin-off'' series. Except apparently the author was pretty much alone in her desire; it'd be hard to find even one fan of the series that actually viewed Karen in a positive light.



* In the CassonFamilySeries by Hilary [=McKay=], Rose Casson gradually gets revealed as this over the course of the series. At first they seem like an ensemble series, with each book focused on a different member of the family with the others getting their own subplots... but then Rose not only gets more books with her name in the title than anyone else, she also starts taking over the books of OTHER characters, so much so that Caddy is basically a minor character in her own book. Especially blatant evidence of [=McKay=]'s Rose favoritism is that every time Tom is mentioned, it's in relation to Rose--despite him being established as INDIGO'S best friend in the first book he appeared in.

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* In the CassonFamilySeries ''Literature/CassonFamilySeries'' by Hilary [=McKay=], Rose Casson gradually gets revealed as this over the course of the series. At first they seem like an ensemble series, with each book focused on a different member of the family with the others getting their own subplots... but then Rose not only gets more books with her name in the title than anyone else, she also starts taking over the books of OTHER characters, so much so that Caddy is basically a minor character in her own book. Especially blatant evidence of [=McKay=]'s Rose favoritism is that every time Tom is mentioned, it's in relation to Rose--despite him being established as INDIGO'S best friend in the first book he appeared in.



* Richard Knaak's personal MarySue Rhonin from the WarcraftExpandedUniverse novels ''Literature/DayOfTheDragon'' and ''WarOfTheAncients'', who has since become a CanonImmigrant in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' but managed to avoid any fan hate from people unfamiliar with the novels due to not really doing much, other then being extremely {{badass}} in the one cinematic he plays a major role in.
* {{Anne McCaffrey}}

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* Richard Knaak's personal MarySue Rhonin from the WarcraftExpandedUniverse novels ''Literature/DayOfTheDragon'' and ''WarOfTheAncients'', who has since become a CanonImmigrant in ''WorldOfWarcraft'' but managed to avoid any fan hate from people unfamiliar with the novels due to not really doing much, other then being extremely {{badass}} in the one cinematic he plays a major role in.
* {{Anne McCaffrey}}
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29th Jun '15 9:13:38 AM LahmacunKebab
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** Kevin J. Anderson has Kyp Durron, a [[ChewToy slave raised on the penal colony of Kessel]] because his parents were Rebel sympathizers. Han Solo finds him, and discovers that he's [[GodModeSue more powerful than Luke]]. He then becomes Luke's brightest student, but TheParagonAlwaysRebels and he does so in a big way, [[OurSoulsAreDifferent rending Luke's soul from his body]] and stealing an invincible Imperial planetkiller that he stole from the Empire in the first place, and turning it on a system with an Imperial training academy. He then demands to see his brother, but they can't find his brother, so he blows up the star. And they find his brother and release him to Kyp, but [[{{anvilicious}} he doesn't get to the Sun Crusher in time to be protected]]. And when Luke recovers, after ThePowerOfFriendship destroys the evil Sith Lord influencing Kyp, the New Republic grants him the power to determine Kyp's fate, and Luke forgives him. Although, after ''I, Jedi'' pointed out the ''massive'' problem with this (among other decisions Anderson made), rare was the appearance of Kyp where someone didn't point out "Dude, you killed a ''solar system''.

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** Kevin J. Anderson has Kyp Durron, a [[ChewToy slave raised on the penal colony of Kessel]] because his parents were Rebel sympathizers. Han Solo finds him, and discovers that he's [[GodModeSue more powerful than Luke]]. He then becomes Luke's brightest student, but TheParagonAlwaysRebels and he does so in a big way, [[OurSoulsAreDifferent rending Luke's soul from his body]] and stealing an invincible Imperial planetkiller that he stole from the Empire in the first place, and turning it on a system with an Imperial training academy. He then demands to see his brother, but they can't find his brother, so he blows up the star. And they find his brother and release him to Kyp, but [[{{anvilicious}} he doesn't get to the Sun Crusher in time to be protected]]. And when Luke recovers, after ThePowerOfFriendship destroys the evil Sith Lord influencing Kyp, the New Republic grants him the power to determine Kyp's fate, and Luke forgives him. Although, after ''I, Jedi'' pointed out the ''massive'' problem with this (among other decisions Anderson made), rare was the appearance of Kyp where someone didn't point out "Dude, you killed a ''solar system''.system''".
29th Jun '15 8:42:09 AM LahmacunKebab
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* In the CassonFamilySeries by Hilary [=McKay=], Rose Casson gradually gets revealed as this over the course of the series. At first they seem like an ensemble series, with each book focused on a different member of the family with the others getting their own subplots...but then Rose not only gets more books with her name in the title than anyone else, she also starts taking over the books of OTHER characters, so much so that Caddy is basically a minor character in her own book. Especially blatant evidence of [=McKay=]'s Rose favoritism is that every time Tom is mentioned, it's in relation to Rose--despite him being established as INDIGO'S best friend in the first book he appeared in.

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* In the CassonFamilySeries by Hilary [=McKay=], Rose Casson gradually gets revealed as this over the course of the series. At first they seem like an ensemble series, with each book focused on a different member of the family with the others getting their own subplots... but then Rose not only gets more books with her name in the title than anyone else, she also starts taking over the books of OTHER characters, so much so that Caddy is basically a minor character in her own book. Especially blatant evidence of [=McKay=]'s Rose favoritism is that every time Tom is mentioned, it's in relation to Rose--despite him being established as INDIGO'S best friend in the first book he appeared in.
15th Apr '15 11:16:43 AM Arachnid
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* Rudi frakking Mackenzie in the ''Creator/SMStirling'''s ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'' series. Almost universally disliked by fans but apart from card carrying villains, [[and one solitary romantic rival who conveniently self sacrifices]] no one in universe has anything less than gushing praise for him. He is the best fighter, best general, most handsome, most kind and generally all round best person on the entire Continent. He literally has no flaws and is uniformly above average at everything and excellent at most. Every decision he makes is correct, or at least works out that way no matter how stupid it might have appeared at first. Every friendly character we meet is happy to sacrifice their interests for his [[up to and including subordinating whole countries to his High Kingship without visible dissent.]] No wonder he turned a lot of people off the series.

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* Rudi frakking Mackenzie Mackenzie in the ''Creator/SMStirling'''s ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'' series. Almost universally disliked by fans but apart from card carrying villains, [[and [[spoiler: and one solitary romantic rival who conveniently self sacrifices]] no one in universe has anything less than gushing praise for him. He is the best fighter, best general, most handsome, most kind and generally all round best person on the entire Continent. He literally has no flaws and is uniformly above average at everything and excellent at most. Every decision he makes is correct, or at least works out that way no matter how stupid it might have appeared at first. Every friendly character we meet is happy to sacrifice their interests for his [[up [[spoiler: up to and including subordinating whole countries to his High Kingship without visible dissent.]] No wonder he turned a lot of people off the series.
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