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4th Apr '17 5:30:52 PM nombretomado
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* The Ride/DisneyThemeParks have Duffy the Disney Bear. The main problem most people have with Duffy is that he isn't ''from'' any of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and/or {{Pixar}} films, the rides, shows, or live-action movies (compare him to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Figment]], WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb, and [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]]). He simply exists [[MerchandiseDriven to sell merchandise of himself]], TastesLikeDiabetes, and yet has more presence in the parks than [[EnsembleDarkhorse Darkhorses]] like [[Disney/BigHero6 Hiro and Baymax]], [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn Rider]] and [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]], [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long-gone]] characters like Disney/{{Hercules}}, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] and Disney/{{Tarzan}}, and most of the Disney villains (who usually only appear for Meet and Greets at the Halloween parties). In addition, he's also managed to outlast a character from a [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts popular and ongoing video game series co-created by Disney]]. This is mostly a result of Duffy being a [[CashCowFranchise cash-cow]] in the Tokyo parks with desperate efforts to re-create the success abroad without realizing the cultural differences.

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* The Ride/DisneyThemeParks have Duffy the Disney Bear. The main problem most people have with Duffy is that he isn't ''from'' any of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and/or {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} films, the rides, shows, or live-action movies (compare him to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Figment]], WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb, and [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]]). He simply exists [[MerchandiseDriven to sell merchandise of himself]], TastesLikeDiabetes, and yet has more presence in the parks than [[EnsembleDarkhorse Darkhorses]] like [[Disney/BigHero6 Hiro and Baymax]], [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn Rider]] and [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]], [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long-gone]] characters like Disney/{{Hercules}}, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] and Disney/{{Tarzan}}, and most of the Disney villains (who usually only appear for Meet and Greets at the Halloween parties). In addition, he's also managed to outlast a character from a [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts popular and ongoing video game series co-created by Disney]]. This is mostly a result of Duffy being a [[CashCowFranchise cash-cow]] in the Tokyo parks with desperate efforts to re-create the success abroad without realizing the cultural differences.
24th Mar '17 1:09:12 PM KYCubbie
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** It should be noted that most of the other big conferences had the same Pet attitude toward Texas and Oklahoma, as evidenced by the Pac-10's attempted recruitment of both schools AND their willingness to take any other schools they wanted to bring with them (Texas Tech and Oklahoma State). Not so with Kansas, as, had the Big 12 broken up, they would have been one of the remaining Big 12 schools with no conference despite the aforementioned highly successful basketball program, which could ''possibly'' justify their aforementioned attitude (Missouri's departure meant the end of Kansas' longest standing rivalry in basketball). In fact, the game of college football could be looked at as the Pet of the NCAA and universities as a whole given how it has solely driven the massive conference realignments in the past few years and how all the other sports programs must bend over backwards to accompany them (college football's huge popularity with US sports fans is the only thing keeping it from being a true Pet).

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** It should be noted that most of the other big conferences had the same Pet attitude toward Texas and Oklahoma, as evidenced by the Pac-10's attempted recruitment of both schools AND their willingness to take any other schools they wanted to bring with them (Texas Tech and Oklahoma State). Not so with Kansas, as, had the Big 12 broken up, they would have been one of the remaining Big 12 schools with no conference despite the aforementioned highly successful basketball program, which could ''possibly'' justify their aforementioned attitude (Missouri's departure meant the end of Kansas' longest standing rivalry in basketball). In fact, the game of [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootball college football football]] could be looked at as the Pet of the NCAA and universities as a whole given how it has solely driven the massive conference [[UsefulNotes/CollegiateAmericanFootballConferences conference]] realignments in the past few years and how all the other sports programs must bend over backwards to accompany them (college football's huge popularity with US sports fans is the only thing keeping it from being a true Pet).
24th Mar '17 1:07:35 PM KYCubbie
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* SportsCenter has the Mark Sanchez "Butt Fumble" which the network refuses to let be beaten in its "Worst of the Worst" competition. The hosts are sick of it, but the competition it goes against is usually something it can easily beat when there are funnier fails in the lowlight heel. It was eventually retired after 40 undefeated weeks.
* The Big 12 conference and the Universities of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The favoritism of those three schools (the former two for having lots of money and strong football programs, the last for their basketball program and the former Big 8 headquarters being in Kansas City) has more or less (combined with front office instability) led to the near-collapse of the conference and four schools leaving. The conference defending Kansas' {{Jerkass}} attitude over the University of Missouri leaving (who had good reasons, such as the athletic department losing money due to the loss of football rivals Nebraska and Colorado) and the formation of The Longhorn Network (which is considered nothing more than a recruitment tool for Texas) only makes things worse.

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* SportsCenter has ''Series/SportsCenter'' had the Mark Sanchez "Butt Fumble" Fumble", which the network refuses refused to let be beaten in its "Worst of the Worst" competition. The hosts are got sick of it, but the competition it goes went against is was usually something it can could easily beat when there are were funnier fails in the lowlight heel.reel. It was eventually retired after 40 undefeated weeks.
* The Big 12 conference and the Universities of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The favoritism of those three schools (the former two for having lots of money and strong football programs, the last for their basketball program and the former Big 8 headquarters being in Kansas City) has more or less (combined with front office instability) led to the near-collapse of the conference and four schools leaving.leaving; the conference barely survived by bringing in two new schools, one of them West VirginiaŚmore than ''700 miles'' from its nearest conference opponent (Iowa State). The conference defending Kansas' {{Jerkass}} attitude over the University of Missouri leaving (who had good reasons, such as the athletic department losing money due to the loss of football rivals Nebraska and Colorado) and the formation of The Longhorn Network (which is considered nothing more than a recruitment tool for Texas) only makes things worse.
4th Mar '17 10:20:49 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The Ride/DisneyThemeParks have Duffy the Disney Bear. The main problem most people have with Duffy is that he isn't from any of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and/or {{Pixar}} films, the rides, shows, or live-action movies (compare him to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Figment]], WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb, and [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]]). He exists solely [[MerchandiseDriven to sell merchandise]], TastesLikeDiabetes, and yet has more presence in the parks than [[EnsembleDarkhorse Darkhorses]] like [[Disney/BigHero6 Hiro and Baymax]], [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn Rider]] and [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]], [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long-gone]] characters like Disney/{{Hercules}}, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] and Disney/{{Tarzan}}, and most of the Disney villains (who usually only appear for Meet and Greets at the Halloween parties). In addition, he's also managed to outlast a character from a [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts popular and ongoing video game series co-created by Disney]]. This is mostly a result of Duffy being a [[CashCowFranchise cash-cow]] in the Tokyo parks with desperate efforts to re-create the success abroad without realizing the cultural differences.

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* The Ride/DisneyThemeParks have Duffy the Disney Bear. The main problem most people have with Duffy is that he isn't from ''from'' any of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and/or {{Pixar}} films, the rides, shows, or live-action movies (compare him to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Figment]], WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb, and [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]]). He simply exists solely [[MerchandiseDriven to sell merchandise]], merchandise of himself]], TastesLikeDiabetes, and yet has more presence in the parks than [[EnsembleDarkhorse Darkhorses]] like [[Disney/BigHero6 Hiro and Baymax]], [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn Rider]] and [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]], [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long-gone]] characters like Disney/{{Hercules}}, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] and Disney/{{Tarzan}}, and most of the Disney villains (who usually only appear for Meet and Greets at the Halloween parties). In addition, he's also managed to outlast a character from a [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts popular and ongoing video game series co-created by Disney]]. This is mostly a result of Duffy being a [[CashCowFranchise cash-cow]] in the Tokyo parks with desperate efforts to re-create the success abroad without realizing the cultural differences.
27th Nov '16 2:26:18 PM Adept
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* {{Mary Sue}}s are practically defined as this. Generally, not every Creator's Pet is a Sue, but barring readers willing to settle for extremely little, a Sue is almost invariably a Creator's Pet.
10th Nov '16 4:15:44 PM Jacob175
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* ''FanFic/ReactWatchBelieveYikes'' introduced a character named Noire, who was the subconscious manifestation of Blake's perverted side. At first, she just made perv jokes and broke the fourth wall during season 3, but became much more prominent to the point of replacing Blake entirely for season 5. The creator also got upset at people who didn't like her and had the characters in the story sympathize with her over a fake backstory. And then she became a separate entity for season 7 onward. The only reason she didn't hit Mary Sue status is that she continually got comeuppance for her actions and the other characters stopped liking her after they learned the truth.
9th Oct '16 1:57:56 AM erforce
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* The Ride/DisneyThemeParks have Duffy the Disney Bear. The main problem most people have with Duffy is that he isn't from any of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and/or {{Pixar}} films, the rides, shows, or live-action movies (compare him to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Figment]], WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb, and [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]]). He exists solely [[MerchandiseDriven to sell merchandise]], TastesLikeDiabetes, and yet has more presence in the parks than [[EnsembleDarkhorse Darkhorses]] like [[Disney/BigHero6 Hiro and Baymax]], [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn Rider]] and [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]], [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long-gone]] characters like Disney/{{Hercules}}, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] and Disney/{{Tarzan}}, and most of the Disney villains (who usually only appear for Meet and Greets at the Halloween parties). In addition, he's also managed to outlast a character from a [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts popular and ongoing video game series co-created by Disney]]. This is mostly a result of Duffy being a [[CashCowFranchise cash-cow]] in the Tokyo parks with desperate efforts to re-create the success abroad without realizing the cultural differences.

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* The Ride/DisneyThemeParks have Duffy the Disney Bear. The main problem most people have with Duffy is that he isn't from any of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon and/or {{Pixar}} films, the rides, shows, or live-action movies (compare him to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Figment]], WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb, and [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]]). He exists solely [[MerchandiseDriven to sell merchandise]], TastesLikeDiabetes, and yet has more presence in the parks than [[EnsembleDarkhorse Darkhorses]] like [[Disney/BigHero6 Hiro and Baymax]], [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn Rider]] and [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]], [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome long-gone]] characters like Disney/{{Hercules}}, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] and Disney/{{Tarzan}}, and most of the Disney villains (who usually only appear for Meet and Greets at the Halloween parties). In addition, he's also managed to outlast a character from a [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts popular and ongoing video game series co-created by Disney]]. This is mostly a result of Duffy being a [[CashCowFranchise cash-cow]] in the Tokyo parks with desperate efforts to re-create the success abroad without realizing the cultural differences.
12th Sep '16 10:12:18 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The legendarily-bad ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' Side Swipe mold. When it arrived in stores, it was reviled as a fusion of every negative stereotype about the Unicron Trilogy: boring vehicle mode, badly-proportioned, overly-gimmicky, and poorly-articulated robot mode, with even the Minicon getting some hate. Hasbro wisely listened to the fans and never used the mold again... is what would be written here, if the mold hadn't gotten TWO reuses in the ''Universe'' line, [[http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/32/runamuck106.jpg AND]] a heavy-but-unhelpful remold into Runabout. The last of these earned a particular ire for an EnsembleDarkhorse receiving the mold (and for having the wrong name, and for [[ThoseTwoBadGuys his partner]] not getting a similar release). It took three years for this mold to disappear from shelves... until Botcon 2012 offered a new version of him at premium price. Fortunately, it seems as if ''Shattered Glass'' Treadshot has finally [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap broken the curse:]] he's basically the fantastic ''Reveal the Shield'' Jazz mold, with the color scheme and head of Side Swipe. [[http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/toys/images/209335-1/Treadshot+with+Armada+Sideswipe+Robot.jpg The difference is striking.]]

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* The legendarily-bad ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' Side Swipe mold. When it arrived in stores, it was reviled as a fusion of every negative stereotype about the Unicron Trilogy: boring vehicle mode, badly-proportioned, overly-gimmicky, and poorly-articulated robot mode, with even the Minicon getting some hate. Hasbro wisely listened to the fans and never used the mold again... is what would be written here, if the mold hadn't gotten TWO reuses in the ''Universe'' line, [[http://static.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/32/runamuck106.jpg AND]] a heavy-but-unhelpful remold into Runabout. The last of these earned a particular ire for an EnsembleDarkhorse receiving the mold (and for having the wrong name, and for [[ThoseTwoBadGuys his partner]] not getting a similar release). It took three years for this mold to disappear from shelves... until Botcon 2012 offered a new version of him at premium price. Fortunately, it seems as if ''Shattered Glass'' Treadshot has finally [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap broken the curse:]] he's basically the fantastic ''Reveal the Shield'' Jazz mold, with the color scheme and head of Side Swipe. [[http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/toys/images/209335-1/Treadshot+with+Armada+Sideswipe+Robot.jpg The difference is striking.]]
12th Sep '16 10:07:37 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', Snake and Firecracker came across as being Creator's Pets, most tellingly because [[DesignatedHero we were supposed to like them]] and their creator, Atton Rand, had little intention of letting them be anything other than {{Karma Houdini}}s in the end when everyone else wanted to see them locked up.
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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', Snake and Firecracker came across as being Creator's Pets, most tellingly because [[DesignatedHero we were supposed to like them]] and their creator, Atton Rand, had little intention of letting them be anything other than {{Karma Houdini}}s in the end when everyone else wanted to see them locked up.
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9th Jul '16 11:05:51 AM nombretomado
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* From ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'', we have Vezon, [[BrokenBase to the half of the fanbase that considers him]] TheScrappy. Greg Farshtey has admitted to Vezon being one of his favorite characters to write, and in the web serials, ''boy'', does it show! Despite actually having very little to offer to advancing the plot, Vezon is almost always there to offer his PluckyComicRelief antics, especially now that he has been fused with the Kanohi Olmak and has dimension-hopping abilities.

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* From ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'', ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'', we have Vezon, [[BrokenBase to the half of the fanbase that considers him]] TheScrappy. Greg Farshtey has admitted to Vezon being one of his favorite characters to write, and in the web serials, ''boy'', does it show! Despite actually having very little to offer to advancing the plot, Vezon is almost always there to offer his PluckyComicRelief antics, especially now that he has been fused with the Kanohi Olmak and has dimension-hopping abilities.
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