History EnsembleDarkHorse / WesternAnimation

24th Jul '17 7:24:50 PM ZePappyPawtrol
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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Noah is incredibly popular with the fandom despite being one of the most minor contestants in the series (he was booted off third in the first season, wasn't even a contestant in the second, and got kicked out half-way in the third). His status is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Chris, who introduces him and Cody as "returning favorites" in the first episode of ''World Tour''. He finally got a major romantic plotline in the spinoff series ''The Ridonculous Race''.
** While he was reasonably popular beforehand, Tyler's presence in ''World Tour'' cemented him with almost similar levels of popularity to some of the other returning WeHardlyKnewYe types in that season.
** Dawn's design was popular before ''Revenge of the Island'' even aired, and she's easily the most beloved second generation cast member (only rivaled by Brick), despite having very little screentime.
** Brick is fairly well-liked by the fanbase, despite only competing for half a season.
** Many thought Amy and Samey's subplot was far too short lived and wanted to see more of them.
** Ella has had a similar reception to Dawn, especially after "Mo Monkey Mo Problems".
** Beardo, [[WeHardlyKnewYe of all characters]], has a small but loyal fanbase, surely do to his being highly entertaining, and having a surprising amount of HiddenDepths for ''one episode of screentime''.
** [[FanNickname "Billy"]] the intern, a blonde-haired character who appears frequently in Aftermath episodes, speaks only once, and doesn't even have a confirmed name.
** [[FanNickname "Emily,"]] the flight attendant from the fourth aftermath of ''Action'' is quite popular.
** Mr. Coconut.
** Scruffy, Duncan's pet tarantula, also has this going for him.
** The alien Cody from the Nevada episode, he even gained a [[FanNickname nickname]]: Evil Alien Cody Clone, EACC for short.
** Gwen's goth friends, Marilyn, Pixie Corpse, and Reaper, show up an awful lot in fan work.
24th Jul '17 2:47:30 AM grammy
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* ''EnsembleDarkhorse/StevenUniverse''


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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Just about every time a new Gem appears, she will automatically become popular to some degree.
*** Lapis Lazuli is ''very'' popular, particularly since she's TheWoobie on a TraumaCongaLine, the first non-Crystal Gem to make an appearance, and [[MysteriousPast her enigmatic personality]] and pretty, dainty design endeared her to fans even while other Gems came to gain more appearances than her.
*** At the time, Ruby and Sapphire appeared in just one episode at the Season 1 finale, but they quickly became extremely popular subjects for fanart of the series. The fact that they're Garnet's fusion components helps too, which endears them a lot to the LGBT community. Their surprise reappearance in "Keystone Motel" made the fandom descend into a collective squee fest. And when their past was shown in "The Answer", well...
*** Stevonnie is a popular fusion for their androgyny, as well as representing the relationship between Steven and Connie with a personality that's an adorable mix of the two's traits. Their spotlight episode was warmly welcomed by the show's LGBT demographic and was met with much rejoicing for their five seconds of screentime in "We Need to Talk".
*** Sardonyx became overwhelmingly popular practically overnight, due to her LargeHam personality and being the long-awaited fusion result of Garnet and Pearl.
*** We have Blue Diamond's Pearl, who has been getting quite the amount of fan art within moments of her surprise appearance in "The Answer."
*** From "Message Received" we have Yellow Diamond's Pearl, who, much like Blue Pearl above, has garnered a lot of fanart for her approximate one to two minutes worth of screen time in said episode (probably thanks in no small part to her hilariously [[AlphaBitch bitchy]] and [[SmugSnake smug]] attitude).
*** Opal seems to be the most popular Fusion (sans Garnet), which is quite impressive considering she's only had three lines in the entire series. "Hopal for Opal!" is a common cry in the fandom, and whenever she does make a cameo, it gets a good number of cheers - her ''sighing'' in "Log Date 7-15-2" was one of the most popular moments in an already popular episode.
*** The five [[spoiler: Rubies]] that came to Earth in "Hit the Diamond" are this, not only do they have differing personalities, but they're collectively a QuirkyMinibossSquad that completely subverted expectations. Especially Eyeball and Navy, the two with the most established personalities.
*** Blue Diamond. Sure, people always liked her since she was the first BigBad who appeared in the show proper, even if it was in a flashback, but even then she was just a generic EvilOverlord with a dash of DirtyCoward. However, when she reappeared in the "Out of this World" event, her popularity skyrocketed to absurd levels, since fans loved her CreepyCute appearance, and many people found her state of perpetual grief and sorrow for her fellow fallen Diamond to be very endearing and sympathetic.
*** Centipeetle has been in demand for another appearance after her reintroduction in "Monster Buddies". Her [[UglyCute endearingly gross design]] and adorable dog-like behavior, coupled with her [[TearJerker touching sacrifice]] to protect Steven won her many fans. Helped along is that she was the first tragic element depicted onscreen that couldn't be resolved at the end of the episode, establishing the first of the show's darker storylines.
*** Centi's popularity increased after "Monster Reunion", which showcased her partially uncorrupted form and her [[DarkAndTroubledPast tragic backstory]].
*** Skinny and Carnelian, being the most identifiable members of the Beta Kindergarten (besides Jasper), who give our first sign that Homeworld Gems aren't all just enemies of Earth and there's a rebellion brewing right beneath the Diamonds. 8XJ is also highly popular among the Amethysts of the group.
*** Bismuth, who's appearance has only been in her 100th episode special of the same name, has a very loyal following for her buff, butch design, (mostly) friendly sweet personality, and [[spoiler:being the only antagonist]] aligned with the Crystal Gems. That she was [[spoiler:bubbled in the same episode]], often believed to be purely for meta reasons due to her CelebrityVoiceActor, and has vast potential for importance to the plot, has gotten her especially vindicated by some parts of the fandom.
*** Really, no mention of the "great and lovable Peridot"? In one of the most interesting cases of character development in the show, we first meet Peridot as this tall, futuristic, and emotionless Gem who served as a message to both the characters and the fans: the Gem Homeworld is now fully aware that some members of the Crystal Gems are still alive. [[GrowingTheBeard Everything is different now]]. Fast-forward two seasons and we now have a short, {{Adorkable}} technician who has BecameTheirOwnAntithesis after becoming stranded on Earth and is a proud (reserve) member of the Crystal Gems.
*** Whilst met with very mixed reception initially when screenshots of her design were shown by Cartoon Network, the snobby, arrogant and sadistic Aquamarine became a fan favorite after her episodes were first seen in full, simply due to how much of an absolute bitch she is.
*** Aquamarine's companion, Topaz([[FusionDance es]]), isn't far behind despite being totally silent with no lines whatsoever in her introductory episodes. Part of it was due to some fans believing that there was ''finally'' a "Male" Gem. Even after she was repeatedly referred to as "Female", she retained some popularity, but it wasn't until she first spoke in "Stuck Together" that the love for her skyrocketed, revealing her to be incredibly sympathetic to Steven and Lars' plight and a lot more emotional and [[TragicVillain distressed at following orders]] than one would initially believe, with many fans immediately wishing to see her join the Crystal Gems in the future. Her distinctly feminine voice itself was not at all what most fans expected, but was received very positively and seen as fitting for her character nonetheless.
*** Blue/Defense Zircon quickly gained a following for her awkwardness and exasperation, but for also being the first character in the ''entire series'' to [[SpottingTheThread notice and reveal the inconsistencies]] [[spoiler: in Pink Diamond's shattering.]] Being voiced by comedy goddess Creator/AmySedaris doesn't hurt either.
*** The titular "Off Colors" debuting in the episode of the same name were all rather well met by fans, but the {{Adorkable}} Padparadscha Sapphire in particular immediately became quite popular after a two-minute clip from Lars' Head featuring ''one'' brief line from her was leaked, and drew a ''huge'' amount of adoration from fans when the episodes actually aired, thanks to her cute design coupled with her endearing and entertaining [[DelayedReaction quirk]] and [[GenkiGirl personality]]. Besides her, Fluorite also stands out somewhat in terms of popularity, not only for her sweet demeanor (with many fans calling her [[AffectionateNickname "Grandma Caterpillar"]]), but she also gained a lot of appreciation for allegedly being a very rare (not to mention [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming adorable]]) instance of positive representation for polygamy in a children's show. (Or in general.)
** Sadie Miller is one of the few Beach City cast that doesn't get a LoveItOrHateIt response. Being perky, helpful to Steven, occasionally getting in some of the action as the only human sans Connie to defeat a corrupted Gem on her own, and singing what's become a hit song with the fanbase with her own shyness and insecurities. Even her crush on [[BaseBreakingCharacter Lars]] ultimately doesn't detract from this.
** Vidalia from the episode "Story for Steven". Appears for a fraction of a minute, generates quite a bit of fanart from people fond of her "80's bad girl" design, as well as triggering many [[http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Steven_fcb482_5511377.jpg theories about her being Sour Cream and Onion's mother]], due to the ThemeNaming going on in the show.
*** "Onion Friend" showed this to be the case, and even as obviously older as she is in the present, she's now got the cool mom look going for her.
** Peedee became quite popular after his debut in "Frybo", and many fans agree that he should have more episodes focused on him. His cynical realism when juxtaposed to Steven's upbeat optimism makes for an interesting dynamic. Not to mention his disillusioned commentary on having a job really hit home for a lot of fans, who in return want him to be happy. [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Plus, he's also just downright adorable]].
** Frybo is very popular for a MonsterOfTheWeek.
** Mystery Girl, aka "S". Despite not having any audible lines, this punk rocker who bears a distinct resemblance to Rose instantly became a favorite with the fans, with Pearl's obvious crush on her leaving the homosexual subtext even less room to hide than usual, and her whole design being fascinating.
** Onion's Gang. Not only does one of them look like [[VideoGame/UnderTale Frisk]], but the way they humanize and interact with Onion is downright adorable.
** Andy [=DeMayo=] is popular on imageboards solely because he's voiced by Dave Willis using his [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Carl Brutananadilewski]] voice.
21st Jul '17 4:26:09 PM cwf123
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19th Jun '17 5:38:02 PM Dr_Wrecker
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** Trixie Tang, became this after she was revealed to be a ClosetGeek who feared what everyone thought of her.
8th Jun '17 4:21:53 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has Eugly the rabbit, who doesn't say or do much in the event that she even appears in the episode. However, a lot of fans like her because she's genuinely kind (most of the characters on this show are {{jerkass}}es), and there's a quite a bit of fanart dedicated to her.
20th May '17 12:13:56 PM Tropemaster849
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** Pyronica is easily the most popular of Bill's minions, despite her limited screentime, for [[EvilIsSexy obvious]] [[HourglassHottie reasons]].
18th May '17 3:11:44 AM Loekman3
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** Demongo got a pretty big fan base as well (despite only appearing in one episode), enough to even get him a profile on Cartoon Network's site at one point in their old shows archive. He also makes an appearance on the game ''VideoGame/FusionFall''

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** Demongo got a pretty big fan base as well (despite only appearing in one episode), enough to even get him a profile on Cartoon Network's site at one point in their old shows archive. He also makes an appearance on the game ''VideoGame/FusionFall''''VideoGame/FusionFall''.
** The Guardian of the time portal is well-loved by fans for being the only character to unambigously and truly defeat TheHero Samurai Jack and fans are hoping that he reappears in Season 5 with a rematch with the more experienced samurai. [[spoiler:Unfortunately he did, and when we mean unfortunately, we mean being KilledOffscreen by Aku without much fanfare, to the dismay of many fans who were hoping that another rematch would have happened]].
17th May '17 3:28:52 PM Tropemaster849
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** Rachel, a.k.a. Numbuh 362, who literally ate her way through brocoli to stop the spread of it. Not to mention, a lot of fans pair her with Numbuh 1, causing her popularity to raise even higher.
** Tommy Gilligan, a.k.a. The Tommy, Numbuh Two's younger brother. He was a big secondary character later in the series, but only because of his popularity early on.
12th May '17 5:20:06 PM ZePappyPawtrol
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** Sweetie quickly became a fan favorite and now currently stands as the show's most popular antagonist.
11th May '17 10:39:27 PM MarauderSky
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* Robotnik from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' is arguably a more popular character than Sonic himself, thanks to WebAnimation/YouTubePoop and Long John Baldry's [[LargeHam show-stealing performance]].

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* Robotnik Robotnik, Scratch, and Grounder from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' is are arguably a more popular character characters than Sonic himself, thanks to WebAnimation/YouTubePoop and Long John Baldry's [[LargeHam show-stealing performance]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has a few, namely Tina, Rachel, and Carrie. Generally most of the secondary female characters are this in the fandom.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has a few, namely Tina, Rachel, and especially Carrie. Generally most of the secondary female characters are this in the fandom.
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