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* Unfortunately for poor Roman, this good will didn't last thanks to the company booking him like Samoan John Cena again. Then came ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32'', which seemed to be specifically booked to spite the hardcore fanbase. The IWC was spitting fire everywhere, ratings were falling, house show attendance was down, and Roman was facing more XPacHeat than ever before. Not helping things was the return of Wrestling/SethRollins from his GameBreakingInjury, who, while still the vile heel he was from before, was widely sympathized by the audience and infinitely more popular than Roman. And then, for the cherry on top, Roman violated the Wellness Policy, meaning the company had to get the belt off him soon before they suspended him. So, we come to ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2016''. Seth beat Roman clean in the middle of the ring for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which was the first throw. The second one was when Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, aka the guy the fans wanted to take Roman's spot in the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=]'' that year, aka the only member of Wrestling/TheShield that had yet to become world champion, aka '''''the''''' most popular singles wrestler on the entire roster, cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase he had won earlier that night on Seth and won the title to what was easily one of the loudest pops all year, finally getting his revenge on his ArchEnemy. The third and final throw was booking the long-awaited Shield triple threat the next night for the following PPV. The next day, Roman was suspended. Needless to say, the IWC spent the week of June 19, 2016 on cloud nine.
* After Wrestling/RingOfHonor pulled all its contracted talent off of Family Wrestling Entertainment's shows, Wrestling/AJStyles's run as FWE Heavyweight Champion provided some much needed damage control.

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* Unfortunately for poor Roman, this good will didn't last thanks to the company booking him like Samoan John Cena again. Then came ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32'', which 32'' seemed to be specifically booked to spite the hardcore fanbase. The IWC was spitting fire everywhere, ratings were falling, house show attendance was down, and Roman was facing more XPacHeat than ever before. Not helping things was the return of Wrestling/SethRollins from his GameBreakingInjury, who, while still the vile heel he was from before, was widely sympathized by the audience and infinitely more popular than Roman. And then, for the cherry on top, Roman violated the Wellness Policy, meaning the company had to get the belt off him soon before they suspended him. So, we come to ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2016''. 2016'', where Seth beat gave Roman the clean in the middle of the ring for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which was the first throw. The second one was when Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, aka the guy the comeuppance fans wanted to take Roman's spot in believed he deserved, Wrestling/DeanAmbrose (fan favourite at the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=]'' that year, aka the only member of Wrestling/TheShield that had yet to become world champion, aka '''''the''''' most popular singles wrestler on the entire roster, time) cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase he had won earlier that night on Seth and won the title to what was easily one of the loudest pops all year, finally getting his revenge on his ArchEnemy. The third ArchEnemy, and final throw was also booking the long-awaited Shield triple threat the next night for the following PPV. The next day, Roman was suspended. Needless to say, the IWC spent the week of June 19, 2016 on cloud nine.
* After Wrestling/RingOfHonor pulled all its contracted talent off of Family Wrestling Entertainment's shows, Wrestling/AJStyles's run as FWE Heavyweight Champion provided some much needed damage control.



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* There's an apocryphal story stating the [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Prophet Muhammad]] once spoke positively of three pagan Meccan goddesses (why is not clear). However (the story goes) Muhammad later recanted these passages, claiming that Satan must have influenced him to say them. The tale lived on in the folklore of many Muslim countries, and the story was transmitted to the West by means of Creator/SalmanRushdie's ''Literature/TheSatanicVerses'', whose title is a reference to the tale.
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* Invoked by ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Any piece of fluff that ends up badly written or ends up painting any faction as a Mary Sue can be safely written off as in-universe propaganda.
* The same goes for ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', although its more clear on which is just an historical error and which really happen.



* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', Second Edition had a sourcebook called ''Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand'' which proved very unpopular because it suggested that the Sabbat (Already a secret vampire conspiracy to control humanity) was ''itself'' controlled by a secret conspiracy within the Sabbat's "Black Hand" faction, which was ''itself'' called the Black Hand. This "True Black Hand" controlled everything from the land of the dead, residing in the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost of the First City mankind founded]]. There are more details, but things only get ''more'' needlessly complicated and stupid from there. When the next edition of Vampire:The Masquerade came out, they scaled back both new clans introduced in that book to about a dozen members each, declared that the scope of the "True Black Hand"'s power and agenda were extremely exaggerated, and then ''dropped [[OurGhostsAreDifferent a ghost atomic bomb]] on the underworld city they were operating out of'' for good measure.
* The Forbidden/Limited lists are ''supposed'' to be this for the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh TCG''. Whether or not Konami has succeeded depends both on the players' reactions to it, and how tournaments progress with the changes each one makes.
* After the changes to the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' to bring them in line with ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'''s Fourth Edition were poorly received, control over the Realms' direction for Fifth Edition was given to creator Ed Greenwood, who wasn't much happier than the vocally displeased fans.

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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', Second Edition had a sourcebook called ''Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand'' which proved very unpopular because it suggested that the Sabbat (Already a secret vampire conspiracy to control humanity) was ''itself'' controlled by a secret conspiracy within the Sabbat's "Black Hand" faction, which was ''itself'' called the Black Hand. This "True Black Hand" controlled everything from the land of the dead, residing in the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost of the First City mankind founded]]. There are more details, but things only get ''more'' fan reaction was that these elements (and more) were needlessly complicated and stupid from there. stupid. When the next edition of Vampire:The Masquerade ''Vampire:The Masquerade'' came out, they scaled back both new clans introduced in that book to about a dozen members each, declared that the scope of the "True Black Hand"'s power and agenda were extremely exaggerated, and then ''dropped [[OurGhostsAreDifferent a ghost atomic bomb]] on the underworld city they were operating out of'' for good measure.
* The Forbidden/Limited lists are ''supposed'' to be this for the ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh TCG''. Whether or not Konami has succeeded depends both on the players' reactions to it, and how tournaments progress with the changes each one makes.
* After the changes to the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' to bring them in line with ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'''s Fourth Edition were poorly received, control over the Realms' direction for Fifth Edition was given to creator Ed Greenwood, who wasn't much happier than the vocally displeased fans. He proceeded to remake ''Forgotten Realms'' in his own vision.



* For years, a huge flame war kickstarter in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fandom was the debates over whether the real name of the series villain is "Robotnik" or "Eggman", owing to dub discrepancies; "Eggman" was always his name in Japan, but the U.S. continuity localized his name into "Dr. Ivo Robotnik", up till around the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series when the name of Robotnik was slowly being phased out in favor of calling him Eggman, in order to keep the series more in line with the Japanese ''Sonic'' continuity and to prevent the confusion of the series main villain having two names at once. Sega settled the issue by saying [[TakeAThirdOption both names are official]] (Robotnik is his real name, but Eggman is the nickname everyone else uses instead), but in an attempt to officially curb this long-standing fandom hot button, the finale of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' established once and for all, in-canon, that the real name of Dr. Eggman is still "Dr. Ivo Robotnik". The good doctor himself, when answered to by his real name, notes with irony that [[LampshadeHanging "Nobody calls me that anymore."]] Heck, it was canonized before then by Eggman's grandpa being named Gerald Robotnik.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' ''Eternal Punishment'' (English version) pretty much serves as a retroactive Author's Saving Throw for the badly translated first game by [[spoiler:compensating for the lousy translation of most of the names like how Takahisa Kandori became Guido Sardenia by breaking even and establishing his real name was Guido Kandori (since Guido is spoken in the first game cutscenes, this was unavoidable), and that his name in the first game was an alias. They also pretend Kei/Nate never had his last name changed from Nanjo to Trinity, among a few other changes to compensate for both continuity and to apparently apologize for doing such a miserable job]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'s'' ending caused some rather... negative reactions, in no small part thanks to its DiabolusExMachina. The DLC/Expansion pack ''Broken Steel'' changes the ending, allowing the game to remain playable after this. WordOfGod says the game's default endings (without the expansion) are [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]].

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* For years, a huge flame war kickstarter in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fandom FlameBait was the debates over whether the real name of the series villain is "Robotnik" or "Eggman", owing to dub discrepancies; "Eggman" was always his name in Japan, but the U.S. continuity localized his name into "Dr. Ivo Robotnik", up till around the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series when the name of Robotnik was slowly being phased out in favor of calling him Eggman, in order to keep the series more in line with the Japanese ''Sonic'' continuity and to prevent the confusion of the series main villain having two names at once. Sega settled the issue by saying [[TakeAThirdOption both names are official]] (Robotnik is his real name, but Eggman is the nickname everyone else uses instead), but and in an attempt to officially curb this long-standing fandom hot button, the finale of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' established once and for all, in-canon, that the real name of Dr. Eggman is still "Dr. Ivo Robotnik". The good doctor himself, when answered to by his real name, notes with irony that [[LampshadeHanging "Nobody calls me that anymore."]] Heck, it was canonized before then by Eggman's grandpa being named Gerald Robotnik.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' ''Eternal Punishment'' (English version) pretty much serves as a retroactive Author's Saving Throw for the badly translated first game by [[spoiler:compensating for the lousy translation of most of the names like how Takahisa Kandori became Guido Sardenia by breaking even and establishing his real name was Guido Kandori (since Guido is spoken in the first game cutscenes, this was unavoidable), and that his name in the first game was an alias. They also pretend Kei/Nate never had his last name changed from Nanjo to Trinity, among a few other changes to compensate for both continuity and to apparently apologize for doing such a miserable job]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'s'' 3}}'''s ending caused some rather... negative reactions, in no small part thanks to its DiabolusExMachina. The DLC/Expansion pack ''Broken Steel'' changes the ending, allowing the game to remain playable after this. WordOfGod says the game's default endings (without the expansion) are [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]].



** ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'' introduced a Close Quarters Combat (CQC) system that allows the player to subdue enemy soldiers using various martial art techniques. This combat system is explained in the game's plot as a fighting style that Naked Snake (the protagonist, who later becomes Big Boss) learned from his mentor The Boss. Solid Snake (the protagonist of the previous games and the cloned son of Big Boss) couldn't use this style in the previous ''MGS'' games, so when the CQC system was implemented in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'', they had to come up with a reason why Solid Snake never used it in previous games. [[spoiler:It turns out Solid Snake always knew CQC, but refused to use it because of his disdain for Big Boss, who taught him the style. After the events of Operation Snake Eater were "declassified" (i.e. ''[=MGS3=]'' came out), many soldiers began developing their own variations of the CQC style, leaving Solid Snake with no choice but to use the skills he learned from Big Boss.]]
* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' was written [[ExecutiveMeddling with a mandate from marketing]] to turn the series away from the Literature/ArabianNights feel and make it DarkerAndEdgier, complete with emo {{antihero}} Prince and heavy metal music. The fans bashed the change mercilessly, and the writers answered rather innovatively by working the DorkAge into the plot of ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones''. The Prince had become so dark and angry due to the stress of being pursued by the Dhaka for years; freed from it his original snarky attitude returns. The Dark Prince is a manifestation of all the character flaws the Prince demonstrated in ''Warrior Within'' who also points out the inherent selfishness and irresponsibility in the Prince [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong changing history to fix his mistakes]]. Taunted with this near the end, the Prince realizes how childish he has been and chooses to face the consequences of his actions, silencing the Dark Prince.
* ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]'' pulls this to {{retcon}} Axel and Roxas' previously ambiguous HoYay relationship into one of big brother/little brother -- while still leaving plenty of potential ShipTease for those who choose to see it that way. Turns out that when Roxas was formed without memories, Axel basically took it upon himself to raise him.
** Speaking of ''Kingdom Hearts'', ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Re:coded]]'' both feature [[BonusBoss additional bosses]] that, gameplay-wise, turn out to be [[{{Expy}} close enough]] to the ones previously exclusive to the ''Final Mix'' version of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', and therefore [[NoExportForYou confined to Japan]]. So, the "Unknown" [[ItWasHisSled (Xemnas)]] gets an expy through the ''new'' Unknown in ''Birth By Sleep'', thus covering KHIFM territory, while Terra's Lingering Will from KHIIFM+ gets his expy thanks to ''Vanitas''' Lingering Will, still in BBS. [[spoiler: Also, you get to play ''as'' Terra's Lingering Will near the end of his storyline.]] About Roxas, upgraded from a cutscene (KHII) to a full-fledged boss (''KHIIFM+''), the fact he was still a storyline boss instead of a bonus boss allowed him to be used as a FinalBoss instead, in ''Re:coded''. You can basically see Creator/TetsuyaNomura saying "sorry, western fans".
*** Not to mention the new "HD 1.5 Remix" Collection that are coming out, giving all non-Japanese fans Kingdom Hearts Final Mix for the first time, and re:Chain of Memories to the rest of the world (after it was given a downplayed Western release in America only) along side remastered cutscenes from 358/2 Days. Demand was high enough for a 2.5 to be announced for a 2014 release which includes the Final Mix versions of the second game and Birth By Sleep as well as Re:coded scenes thrown in.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 3|SnakeEater}}'' introduced a Close Quarters Combat (CQC) system that allows the player to subdue enemy soldiers using various martial art techniques. This combat system is explained in the game's plot as a fighting style that Naked Snake (the protagonist, who later becomes Big Boss) learned from his mentor The Boss. Solid Snake (the protagonist of the previous games and the cloned son of Big Boss) couldn't use this style in the previous ''MGS'' games, so when the CQC system was implemented in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'', they had to come up with a reason why Solid Snake never used it in previous games. [[spoiler:It turns out Solid Snake always knew CQC, but refused to use it because of his disdain for Big Boss, who taught him the style. After the events of Operation Snake Eater were "declassified" (i.e. ''[=MGS3=]'' came out), many soldiers began developing their own variations of the CQC style, leaving Solid Snake with no choice but to use the skills he learned from Big Boss.]]
* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' was written [[ExecutiveMeddling with a mandate from marketing]] to turn the series away from the Literature/ArabianNights ''Literature/ArabianNights'' feel and make it DarkerAndEdgier, complete with emo {{antihero}} Prince and heavy metal music. The fans bashed the change mercilessly, and the writers answered rather innovatively by working the DorkAge into the plot of ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones''. The Prince had become so dark and angry due to the stress of being pursued by the Dhaka for years; freed from it his original snarky attitude returns. The Dark Prince is a manifestation of all the character flaws the Prince demonstrated in ''Warrior Within'' who also points out the inherent selfishness and irresponsibility in the Prince [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong changing history to fix his mistakes]]. Taunted with this near the end, the Prince realizes how childish he has been and chooses to face the consequences of his actions, silencing the Dark Prince.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'':
** Fans were treating the Axel and Roxas relationship with HoYay, so
''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]'' pulls this chose to {{retcon}} Axel and Roxas' previously ambiguous HoYay their relationship into one of big brother/little brother -- while still leaving plenty of potential ShipTease for those who choose to see it that way. Turns out that when Roxas was formed without memories, Axel basically took it upon himself to raise him.
way.
** Speaking of ''Kingdom Hearts'', ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Re:coded]]'' both feature [[BonusBoss additional bosses]] that, gameplay-wise, turn out to be [[{{Expy}} close enough]] to the ones previously exclusive to the ''Final Mix'' version of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', and therefore [[NoExportForYou confined to Japan]]. So, the "Unknown" [[ItWasHisSled (Xemnas)]] gets an expy through the ''new'' Unknown in ''Birth By Sleep'', thus covering KHIFM territory, while Terra's Lingering Will from KHIIFM+ gets his expy thanks to ''Vanitas''' Lingering Will, still in BBS. [[spoiler: Also, you get to play ''as'' Terra's Lingering Will near the end of his storyline.]] About Roxas, upgraded from a cutscene (KHII) to a full-fledged boss (''KHIIFM+''), the fact he was still a storyline boss instead of a bonus boss allowed him to be used as a FinalBoss instead, in ''Re:coded''. You can basically see Creator/TetsuyaNomura saying "sorry, western fans".
*** Not to mention the
The new "HD 1.5 Remix" Collection that are coming out, giving gave all non-Japanese fans Kingdom ''Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Mix'' for the first time, and re:Chain ''re:Chain of Memories Memories'' to the rest of the world (after it (it was given a downplayed Western release in America only) along side only), as well as including remastered cutscenes from 358/2 Days. Demand was high enough for a to announce 2.5 to be announced for a 2014 release which includes the Final Mix ''Final Mix'' versions of the second game and Birth ''Birth By Sleep Sleep'' as well as Re:coded ''re:Coded'' scenes thrown in.
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* In ''Series/TheSopranos'', Tony entertained a number of gangster cronies while wearing shorts. On the DVD commentary, the [[WordOfGod Voice of God]] admitted that a mobster of his position would never wear shorts in such a situation. A few seasons later, one of Tony's respected business associates commented to him that "A Don doesn't wear shorts," making it no longer a mistake of the show, but just another of Tony's quirks.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has had multiple saving throws: reducing a character's powers (Peter, Sylar) and granting powers to others (Mohinder, Ando). A full list of all the throw ''attempts'' over the life of the show would take a while... And in addition to these throws, people involved in the show have ''publicly apologized'' to fans. Reportedly, creator Tim Kring actually went into several interviews personally apologizing for Volume 2 "Generations" suckiness.
* During Elisabeth Rohm's time on ''Series/LawAndOrder'', her character (Serena Southerlyn) was often used as a Liberal counterpoint to Arthur Branch's staunch Conservative. Problem was, when she wasn't basically arguing the defense's case for them, she came across as a FoxNewsLiberal so frequently whiny and petulant, it was a wonder how she kept her job. So when Rohm left the show, the writers used Serena's frequent petulance as the reason for her firing (She was acting more like a defense attorney than a prosecutor). But then they had to crap on things with those six infamous [[SuddenlySexuality last words]].



** Creator/StevenMoffat has installed a universal saving throw in his run of ''Series/DoctorWho'': "Rule One: The Doctor lies". Corollaries are "Rule Two: River Song lies" and "Rule Zero: Creator/StevenMoffat [[LyingCreator lies]]".
** The ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie 1996 TV movie]] included a scene in which the Doctor says that he is half-human; this was widely disliked and subject to FanonDiscontinuity. However, in the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse comic ''Doctor Who: The Forgotten'', the Doctor notes that he said that just to screw with his enemy's head. Moffat has stated, when asked about the {{canon}}icity of this, that the Doctor did indeed utter those words, very carefully not specifying whether they were ''true''. After all, "the Doctor lies". "Hell Bent", the Moffat-penned Series 9 finale, has [[spoiler: Ashildr/Me]] ask the Doctor if he's half-human (it has to do with [[spoiler: the possibility that he is The Hybrid]]), but he only asks her if it ''matters'' what he is by way of reply, and the conversation takes another path from there.
*** He has gone further, arguing that "a television series which embraces both the ideas of parallel universes and the concept of changing time can't have a continuity error -- it's impossible for ''Doctor Who'' to get it wrong, because we can just say 'he changed time -- it's a time ripple from the Time War'."
*** There was an earlier attempt at Saving Throwing the half-human line by some of the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures writers. Unfortunately other EDA writers ''liked'' the half-human idea, but had their own radical interpretations of it; there was an ArmedWithCanon war; and the whole question became a ContinuitySnarl.
*** "The Apocalypse Element" answers the Eye of Harmony opening to human eyes. When the Daleks attack Gallifrey and remove a [[EyeScream Time Lord eye]] to access the Gallifreyan systems that work via retina, the Doctor changes them to that of his human companion Evelyn. He says changing Gallifreyan technology to work for human eyes might still have an effect.
*** In his book "The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter" Creator/RussellTDavies revealed that he averted this trope by deciding that a planned line explaining the half-human remark in the script of Creator/DavidTennant's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime final episode]] ("Oh, that was like picking up a bug, I got over that") would have been too confusing for the mainstream audience because the more recent episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]] already had a half-human Doctor clone.

** A smaller-scale saving throw took place after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]], in which the HappinessInSlavery depiction of the Ood as a happy servitor race and the Doctor's acceptance of it as unproblematic were seen by many fans as gross breaches of the series's and the character's usual moral positions. Two years later the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod "Planet of the Ood"]]" story returned to the same setting and revealed that the slave Ood were only happy [[spoiler:because the evil humans had been lobotomising them]], and that the Doctor only accepted their servitude because he was a bit preoccupied with a planet orbiting a black hole and Satan trying to kill them all... [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext shut it.]]
** The show's first example of this occurred with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"]]: in the first, Creator/TerryNation killed off his malevolent creations, but when it came time to bring them back for a sequel, he said: "the trusty TARDIS came along and took me to a point in time ''before'' they were exterminated!"
** There are some fans who have shown distaste for the Cybus Cybermen from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]]. When [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]] aired, the Mondasian Cybermen make their return ([[WordOfGod Steven Moffat]] confirmed that these were the Mondas Cybermen; they just didn't have the budget to change the costume.) However, it's not much of a throw. All "reappearances" of the old Cybermen are the new Cybermen looking and acting ''exactly'' as they always have. People who ''really'' want the old Cybermen back often consider merely ''[[WordOfGod saying]]'' they're back a cop-out, and people who don't (or just don't care) wonder why bother pretending.
** The Daleks got a multicolored upgrade in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]], and the bright, colorful Daleks were presented as what a Dalek would look like forevermore, the "New Dalek Paradigm," as they put it. It turned out even this NarmCharm loving fanbase has its limits. So the next time a Dalek had to be a threat, it was a sorta petrified-looking run-down one with no trace of its original color, and then we discover later still in "Asylum of the Daleks" that ''all'' Dalek variants still exist out there; the candy-colored ones were sorta sitting in back as a ContinuityNod and stayed well out of the way, taking a backseat to their bronze immediate predecessor models, who exist in overwhelming majority as the main model again... with zero explanations as to the ''de-upgrade''. However, the Adventure Game "City of the Daleks" has this new kind of Dalek en masse, and the Doctor ends up altering time so that the Dalek civilisation is knocked down a peg or too, causing a regression. "The Dalek Project" graphic novel also implies the Doctor nearly wiped out the New Paradigm type of Dalek.
** Apparently, the other Dalek models were NotQuiteDead to the point that they outnumber the candy-colored ones. The "new paradigm" Daleks ''thought'' they were the only Daleks, but declaring the Daleks to be dead and finding out otherwise [[JokerImmunity is a pretty common thing]].
** An episode taking place on Skaro also gives us a nice ContinuityCavalcade of past Dalek designs. Fewer of them than "Asylum," but the ones we did see got more screentime. Very conspicuous by their ''total'' absence was ''any'' trace of the "New Paradigm" Daleks. ([[http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/The-Magicians-Apprentice-1-daleks-supreme.jpg Though we do get multiple colors]], interestingly: we get a Dalek Sec-type black one, a white Special Weapons one, the most common classic series design we see is the blue-and-gray look, and the Supreme Dalek was a red one of the design seen in "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End." [[FridgeBrilliance Add that to the normal bronze ones and we had five colors!]] Sneaky.)
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** A season two episode changes Charlie into a baby-napping maniac who may or may not have been using heroin again. And then Locke beat the crap out of him while everyone else watched. The season two finale basically rebooted his relationship with Claire, and in the third season, when Locke asked for Charlie's help, Charlie asked why he should after Locke falsely accused him of using heroin, beat him up, and exiled him from the camp.
** The producers originally intended for Paolo and Nikki to be major characters. After a fan revolt, they changed their plans by [[spoiler: not only killing off the characters, but doing so in an incredibly sadistic way.]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
** Season Three ended with Chloe walking into her house, closing the door, and the house promptly exploding. Then, in the beginning of Season 4, we see a flashback of some men that work for Lex getting Chloe and her father out before the explosion goes down. [[CliffhangerCopout Never mind that it happened the second the door clicked shut and so they wouldn't have had nearly enough time to actually get them out of there.]]
** Season Seven ended with Lana, having just woken up from a Brainiac-induced coma, leaving Clark a Dear John video expressing her belief that she was only holding him back. However, not only were her fans unhappy with this direction, but her actress had been absent for the final five episodes of the season due to filming ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'', and the recent writer's strike hadn't helped matters either. The very next season, in the penultimate episode of Lana's farewell arc, Tess Mercer reveals to Clark that it was all a lie: Lex's men kidnapped Lana and forced her to make the video at gunpoint in order to throw Clark off the trail. Tess even lampshades the PlotHole of Lana somehow getting her hands on a video camera right after waking up.

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** Creator/StevenMoffat has installed a universal saving throw in his run of ''Series/DoctorWho'': "Rule One: The Doctor lies". Corollaries are "Rule Two: River Song lies" and "Rule Zero: Creator/StevenMoffat [[LyingCreator lies]]".
** The ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie 1996 TV movie]] included a scene in which the Doctor says that he is half-human; this was widely disliked and subject to FanonDiscontinuity. However, in To ameliorate this, without upsetting the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse comic ''Doctor Who: The Forgotten'', the Doctor notes that he said that just to screw with his enemy's head. fans who enjoy this interpretation (''Literature/TheEighthDoctorAdventures'' doubled down on making him half-human), [[WordOfGod Moffat has stated, when asked about the {{canon}}icity of this, stated]] that the Doctor did indeed utter those words, very carefully not specifying whether they were ''true''. After all, "the the Doctor lies".lies. "Hell Bent", the Moffat-penned Series 9 finale, has [[spoiler: Ashildr/Me]] ask the Doctor if he's half-human (it has to do with [[spoiler: the possibility that he is The Hybrid]]), but he only asks her if it ''matters'' what he is by way of reply, and the conversation takes another path from there.
*** He has gone further, arguing that "a television series which embraces both the ideas of parallel universes and the concept of changing time can't have a continuity error -- it's impossible for ''Doctor Who'' to get it wrong, because we can just say 'he changed time -- it's a time ripple from the Time War'."
*** There was an earlier attempt at Saving Throwing the half-human line by some of the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures writers. Unfortunately other EDA writers ''liked'' the half-human idea, but had their own radical interpretations of it; there was an ArmedWithCanon war; and the whole question became a ContinuitySnarl.
*** "The Apocalypse Element" answers the Eye of Harmony opening to human eyes. When the Daleks attack Gallifrey and remove a [[EyeScream Time Lord eye]] to access the Gallifreyan systems that work via retina, the Doctor changes them to that of his human companion Evelyn. He says changing Gallifreyan technology to work for human eyes might still have an effect.
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** In his book "The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter" Creator/RussellTDavies revealed that he averted this trope by deciding that a planned line explaining the half-human remark in the script of Creator/DavidTennant's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime final episode]] ("Oh, that was like picking up a bug, I got over that") would have been too confusing for the mainstream audience because the more recent episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]] already had a half-human Doctor clone.

** A smaller-scale saving throw took place after
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E8TheImpossiblePlanet "The Impossible Planet"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E9TheSatanPit "The Satan Pit"]], in which the HappinessInSlavery depiction of the Ood as a happy servitor race and the Doctor's acceptance of it as unproblematic were seen by many fans as gross breaches of the series's and the character's usual moral positions. Two years later the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E3PlanetOfTheOod "Planet of the Ood"]]" story returned to the same setting and revealed that the slave Ood were only happy [[spoiler:because the evil humans had been lobotomising them]], and that the Doctor only accepted their servitude because he was a bit preoccupied with a planet orbiting a black hole and Satan trying to kill them all... [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext shut it.]]
** The show's first example of this occurred with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDalekInvasionOfEarth "The Dalek Invasion of Earth"]]: in the first, Creator/TerryNation killed off his malevolent creations, but when it came time to bring them back for a sequel, he said: "the trusty TARDIS came along and took me to a point in time ''before'' they were exterminated!"
** There are some fans who have shown distaste for the Cybus Cybermen from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen "Rise of the Cybermen"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E6TheAgeOfSteel "The Age of Steel"]]. When [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]] aired, the Mondasian Cybermen make their return ([[WordOfGod Steven Moffat]] confirmed that these were the Mondas Cybermen; they just didn't have the budget to change the costume.) However, it's not much of a throw. All "reappearances" of the old Cybermen are the new Cybermen looking and acting ''exactly'' as they always have. People who ''really'' want the old Cybermen back often consider merely ''[[WordOfGod saying]]'' they're back a cop-out, and people who don't (or just don't care) wonder why bother pretending.
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** The Daleks got a multicolored upgrade in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks "Victory of the Daleks"]], and the bright, colorful Daleks were presented as what a Dalek would look like forevermore, the "New Dalek Paradigm," as they put it. It turned out even this NarmCharm loving fanbase has its limits. So the next time a Dalek had to be a threat, it was a sorta petrified-looking run-down one with no trace of its original color, and then we discover later color. The "New Dalek Paradigm" is apparently still in "Asylum of the Daleks" that ''all'' Dalek variants still exist out there; the candy-colored ones were sorta sitting in back as a ContinuityNod and stayed well out of the way, around, but they're taking a backseat to their bronze immediate predecessor models, who exist in overwhelming majority as the main model again... with zero explanations as to the ''de-upgrade''. However, the Adventure Game "City of the Daleks" has this new kind of Dalek en masse, and the Doctor ends up altering time so that the Dalek civilisation is knocked down a peg or too, causing a regression. "The Dalek Project" graphic novel also implies the Doctor nearly wiped out the New Paradigm type of Dalek.
** Apparently, the other Dalek models were NotQuiteDead to the point that they outnumber the candy-colored ones. The "new paradigm" Daleks ''thought'' they were the only Daleks, but declaring the Daleks to be dead and finding out otherwise [[JokerImmunity is a pretty common thing]].
** An episode taking place on Skaro also gives us a nice ContinuityCavalcade of past Dalek designs. Fewer of them than "Asylum," but the ones we did see got more screentime. Very conspicuous by their ''total'' absence was ''any'' trace of the "New Paradigm" Daleks. ([[http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/The-Magicians-Apprentice-1-daleks-supreme.jpg Though we do get multiple colors]], interestingly: we get a Dalek Sec-type black one, a white Special Weapons one, the most common classic series design we see is the blue-and-gray look, and the Supreme Dalek was a red one of the design seen in "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End." [[FridgeBrilliance Add that to the normal bronze ones and we had five colors!]] Sneaky.)
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** A season two episode changes Charlie into a baby-napping maniac who may or may not have been using heroin again. And then Locke beat the crap out of him while everyone else watched. The season two finale basically rebooted his relationship with Claire, and in the third season, when Locke asked for Charlie's help, Charlie asked why he should after Locke falsely accused him of using heroin, beat him up, and exiled him from the camp.
**
''Series/{{Lost}}'': The producers originally intended for Paolo and Nikki to be major characters. After a fan revolt, they changed their plans by [[spoiler: not only killing off the characters, but doing so in an incredibly sadistic way.]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
** Season Three ended with Chloe walking into her house, closing the door, and the house promptly exploding. Then, in the beginning of Season 4, we see a flashback of some men that work for Lex getting Chloe and her father out before the explosion goes down. [[CliffhangerCopout Never mind that it happened the second the door clicked shut and so they wouldn't have had nearly enough time to actually get them out of there.]]
**
''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Season Seven ended with Lana, having just woken up from a Brainiac-induced coma, leaving Clark a Dear John video expressing her belief that she was only holding him back. However, not only were her fans unhappy with this direction, but her actress had been absent for the final five episodes of the season due to filming ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'', and the recent writer's strike hadn't helped matters either. The very next season, in the penultimate episode of Lana's farewell arc, Tess Mercer reveals to Clark that it was all a lie: Lex's men kidnapped Lana and forced her to make the video at gunpoint in order to throw Clark off the trail. Tess even lampshades the PlotHole of Lana somehow getting her hands on a video camera right after waking up.



* For the first three seasons of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' the show was criticised for wasting the potential of its prequel setting by neglecting the Romulans as recurring villains (rather than properly leading up to the known canonical Romulan War) and instead embarking on a long confused MythArc involving a "Temporal Cold War" which soon fell prey to TheChrisCarterEffect, as well as for depicting the Vulcans as a race of hypocritical {{Jerkass}}es. When Manny Coto took over as showrunner for the fourth season, multiple Saving Throws were given: the Temporal Cold War was resolved in the two-part premiere, a three-part story involved a major spiritual revolution in Vulcan society that brought them closer to the aliens we knew and loved, and a major story arc throughout the season involved a resurgence in Romulan aggression which also served to forge alliances between the future founding members of the Federation. The Enterprise relaunch books manage to take this even further by [[spoiler:retconning Trip's death into a faked death]], as well as dealing with the Romulan War and founding of the Federation.

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* For the first three seasons of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', the show was criticised for wasting the potential of its prequel setting by neglecting the Romulans as recurring villains (rather than properly leading up to the known canonical Romulan War) and instead embarking on a long confused MythArc involving a "Temporal Cold War" which soon fell prey to TheChrisCarterEffect, as well as for depicting the Vulcans as a race of hypocritical {{Jerkass}}es. When Manny Coto took over as showrunner for the fourth season, multiple Saving Throws were given: the Temporal Cold War was resolved in the two-part premiere, a three-part story involved a major spiritual revolution in Vulcan society that brought them closer to the aliens we knew and loved, and a major story arc throughout the season involved a resurgence in Romulan aggression which also served to forge alliances between the future founding members of the Federation. The Enterprise relaunch books manage to take this even further by [[spoiler:retconning Trip's death into a faked death]], as well as dealing with the Romulan War and founding of the Federation.



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** The second half of the second season had a very unpopular arc involving a group of anti-magic Muggles with implausibly effective magic-defeating tech. The next season premiere revealed that they were using magic without knowing it, and they were actually unknowingly working for the villain of the third season's first half, [[spoiler:Peter Pan]].
** Season 5 fixed many problems fans had with earlier seasons. It [[CharacterRerailment fixed Rumple, Snow and Charming's characters]] after Season 4 did some [[CharacterDerailment character assassination to them]], kept the focus on the main cast and stopped the new characters been a SpotlightStealingSquad as fans had been complaining about in previous seasons, fixed some plot holes, and made Belle more than just Rumplestiltskin's SatelliteLoveInterest. It also acknowledged that Rumple and Belle's relationship had turned toxic and become a YoYoPlotPoint. The finale threw the biggest though; after years of Regina been seen as an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic KarmaHoudini that showed no remorse for her actions as the Evil Queen Regina reveals that her previous lack of remorse was due to repressing it and her entire character arc in the finale revolves around her desire to be free of the baggage that comes from her actions. She then [[spoiler: splits herself into her light and dark sides leaving us with a good Regina that can have a fresh start and the Evil Queen who can receive proper punishment]].

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** The second half of the second season had a very unpopular arc involving a group of anti-magic Muggles with implausibly effective magic-defeating tech. The next season premiere revealed that they were using magic without knowing it, and they were actually unknowingly working for the villain of the third season's first half, [[spoiler:Peter Pan]].
**
''Series/OnceUponATime'': Season 5 fixed many problems fans had with earlier seasons. It [[CharacterRerailment fixed Rumple, Snow and Charming's characters]] after Season 4 did some [[CharacterDerailment character assassination to them]], kept the focus on the main cast and stopped the new characters been a SpotlightStealingSquad as fans had been complaining about in previous seasons, fixed some plot holes, and made Belle more than just Rumplestiltskin's SatelliteLoveInterest. It also acknowledged that Rumple and Belle's relationship had turned toxic and become a YoYoPlotPoint. The finale threw the biggest though; after years of Regina been seen as an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic KarmaHoudini that showed no remorse for her actions as the Evil Queen Queen, Regina reveals that her previous lack of remorse was due to repressing it and her entire character arc in the finale revolves around her desire to be free of the baggage that comes from her actions. She then [[spoiler: splits herself into her light and dark sides leaving us with a good Regina that can have a fresh start and the Evil Queen who can receive proper punishment]].



* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' failed with one in Season 5 by removing the new members of the Glee Club to focus on what the old cast was doing not in the club, but it failed to attract more viewers, probably because it was a VocalMinority who hated the new cast in the first place.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' was heavily attacked by Marvel fans for mostly using CanonForeigner characters instead of actual Marvel heroes and villains, as well as the use of {{Red Skies Crossover}}s with other [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] properties (''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' being the most notorious) rather than proper tie-ins. The latter half of Season 1 subsequently began using actual comic characters like Deathlok and Blackout, while also doing a heavy multi-episode arc dealing with the aftermath of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. The producers also made sure to announce that more comic characters like Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}}, Absorbing Man and Al [=MacKenzie=] will be appearing in Season 2.
** Season 2 also reveals that some HYDRA agents actually were loyal SHIELD agents who were brainwashed into becoming evil. This should ease the complaints about heroic comics characters like Sitwell being HYDRA in the MCU.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' failed with one in Season 5 by removing removed the new members of the Glee Club in Season 5 because of the fans who ''hated'' the new characters and direction old club members had taken. Instead, the show began to focus on what the old cast was doing not in out of the club, but it failed to attract more viewers, probably because it was a VocalMinority who hated the new cast in the club.
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** The
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' was
few episodes were heavily attacked by Marvel fans for mostly using CanonForeigner characters instead of actual Marvel heroes and villains, as well as the use of {{Red Skies Crossover}}s with other [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] properties (''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' being the most notorious) rather than proper tie-ins.direct involvement. The latter half of Season 1 subsequently began using actual comic characters like Deathlok and Blackout, while also doing a heavy multi-episode arc dealing with the aftermath of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. The producers also made sure to announce that more comic characters like Comicbook/{{Mockingbird}}, Mockingbird, Absorbing Man and Al [=MacKenzie=] will be appearing in Season 2.
** Fans of the MCU would decry the franchise for taking heroic comics characters like Sitwell and making them HYDRA agents. Season 2 also reveals that some HYDRA agents actually were loyal SHIELD agents who were brainwashed into becoming evil. This should ease the complaints about heroic comics characters like Sitwell being HYDRA in the MCU.



* Wrestling/AntonioInoki created a new version of the IWGP Heavyweight Title for the Inoki Genome Federation and awarded it to Wrestling/BrockLesnar, believing Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling had made a mistake when they stripped Brock of the belt for being uncooperative. Inoki then brought in Olympic Gold Medalist and Wrestling/{{TNA}} World Champion Wresting/KurtAngle, whom he knew Lesnar would drop the belt to, saw Kurt through two successful defenses against Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Wrestling/YujiNagata, then sent the belt back to New Japan when Kurt dropped it to Shinsuke Nakamura, hopefully restored of any perceived prestige loss the Lesnar debacle had caused.
* [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]'s poorly handled stint with Wrestling/TheWyattFamily. Bryan was ''supposed'' to have fallen over the DespairEventHorizon after the Authority's constant screwing leading up to a gauntlet match against the members of the family one-by-one, ending with Bray Wyatt [[RageQuit ordering the others to just beat Bryan down, regardless of the match's outcome]]. But Bryan's response to this? ''Join their family/cult''. Not only did he wear [[WTHCostumingDepartment a plain sleeveless jumpsuit that made him look like]] [[DorkAge/ProfessionalWrestling '90s throwback]] [[WrestlingDoesntPay Duke "The Dumpster" Droese, wrestling garbage collector]], but he didn't act all that different than before. Plus, not only did the fanbase [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief not buy into Bryan's "motivation" to join them]], but ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse every crowd he wrestled in front of]] [[WinTheCrowd absolutely refused to boo him]]''. So what happens? Two weeks later, he and Bray are in a steel cage match against Wrestling/TheUsos. Once the Usos win, Bray attempts to discipline Bryan and, in a fit of BullyingADragon ''([[MultipleReferencePun heh]])'' goads him into fighting back. [[Awesome/BryanDanielson Which he does, running interference on the other Wyatts who try to get back in the cage, and kicking Bray Wyatt up and down the ring...to thunderous "YES!" chants]].\\
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Happened again in Bryan's and Wrestling/{{Batista}}'s Road to [=WrestleMania=]. Fans thought Bryan would be in the Wrestling/RoyalRumble. He wasn't. The fans were displeased to the point where they turned on the event itself, and utterly rejected Batista's win of said Rumble, knowing he'd get a title shot at [=WrestleMania=]. Despite HHH and Steph throwing obstacle after obstacle at Bryan, he was eventually written into the [=WrestleMania=] main event. He beat HHH, but it was still worrisome who'd win. But ''again'', after [[spoiler:Brock Lesnar defeated the Undertaker and broke the streak]] and nearly caused DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, Bryan's victory was all but assured.
** The 2015 Royal Rumble. Fan reaction was so bad to Wrestling/RomanReigns' win that not even [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] could placate them (it didn't help that the event took place in Philadelphia that year). It wasn't so much about hating Reigns -- a lot of people felt he had potential, but it was almost universally agreed that he wasn't ready for a main event push yet. The fans were mainly pissed about the terrible booking they had to suffer through lately, more specifically on how ''Daniel Bryan didn't win'' (Bryan was in the match this year but was eliminated early). Bryan had just recently come back from a long term injury and many felt it was wasting his return momentum. Reigns had just come off injury too, but it was for all of two months so all it did was kill any momentum he already had, not helped by the fact that his return feud was with Wrestling/TheBigShow. End result? Despite the company's many, many ''desperate'' attempts to get him over, the fans absolutely refused to get behind Reigns and continued booing him out of the building. Realizing that if he won at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' all of his potential as a top baby face would be utterly destroyed, [[spoiler:they had Wrestling/SethRollins cash in during the main event and leave with the title instead]].
** Wrestling/VinceMcMahon attempted to do this when booking ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2015'' in order to prevent anymore XPacHeat for Reigns during the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament finals, [[spoiler:by having Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} cash in right after Reigns had finally won the title and leave as champion, just so Reigns wouldn't get booed]]. The issue with that was that the move was both incredibly predictable and actually considered the worst move that could possibly be made by the majority of the IWC, even more so than Reigns having his big face win. All the champions during the duration of Wrestling/TheAuthority angle, with the exception of the five month period between ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXX'' and ''Wrestling/SummerSlam 2014'', were heels. The fans were ''sick'' of heel champions, and were only going to accept another heel champion if Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, the other finalist, or Reigns himself turned heel; the former because he's wildly popular either way, the latter because a heel turn would refresh his character and make him interesting again. Even then, a face champion would also be a welcome change of pace, and since the company had been pushing Reigns for most of the year, most were willing to accept him being champion because it still gave him a chance to refresh his character, especially if they weren't going to put the title on Ambrose. Instead, we got ''another'' heel champion, one nowhere near as interesting nor as over as the last two, and who has largely been regarded as irrelevant for years by the fans, most believing he has long since run his course as a main event star, just because the company was willing to do anything to get Reigns over the way they wanted him too. Most considered this utter BS and bashed the company over the decision. However, it did prevent Reigns from getting more heat -- [[GoneHorriblyRight since all the heat went to the company, primarily Vince himself]].
** After the above situation, falling ratings, and finally understanding that the fans did ''not'' want another Wrestling/JohnCena, the company finally got a clue and started booking Reigns correctly. After he got screwed out of the title ''again'' at ''TLC 2015'', Reigns ''snapped'' and went on a [[UnstoppableRage rampage]], attacking three members of the League of Nations with chairs shots before Wrestling/TheAuthority and the referees came out to stop him. That didn't end well for Wrestling/TripleH, since Reigns was finally done with his BS and gave him the beating of lifetime, one that injured him so badly he had to be hospitalized. Due to the Authority angle refusing to die and the aforementioned couple rarely ever getting their comeuppance, Reigns went from being TheScrappy to being the biggest face on the active roster not named Wrestling/DeanAmbrose for finally putting them in their place. Combined with showing shades of the badass character that initially got him over in the first place, the next night on RAW, Philadelphia, which had booed Reigns and ''The Rock'' straight out of the building eleven months prior, popped for him [[spoiler:and even marked out when he won the title]].
** Unfortunately for poor Roman, this good will didn't last thanks to the company booking him like Samoan John Cena again. Then came ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32'', which seemed to be specifically booked to spite the hardcore fanbase. The IWC was spitting fire everywhere, ratings were falling, house show attendance was down, and Roman was facing more XPacHeat than ever before. Not helping things was the return of Wrestling/SethRollins from his GameBreakingInjury, who, while still the vile heel he was from before, was widely sympathized by the audience and infinitely more popular than Roman. And then, for the cherry on top, Roman violated the Wellness Policy, meaning the company had to get the belt off him soon before they suspended him. So, we come to ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2016''. Seth beat Roman clean in the middle of the ring for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which was the first throw. The second one was when Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, aka the guy the fans wanted to take Roman's spot in the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=]'' that year, aka the only member of Wrestling/TheShield that had yet to become world champion, aka '''''the''''' most popular singles wrestler on the entire roster, cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase he had won earlier that night on Seth and won the title to what was easily one of the loudest pops all year, finally getting his revenge on his ArchEnemy. The third and final throw was booking the long-awaited Shield triple threat the next night for the following PPV. The next day, Roman was suspended. Needless to say, the IWC spent the week of June 19, 2016 on cloud nine.

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* Wrestling/AntonioInoki created a new version of the IWGP Heavyweight Title for the Inoki Genome Federation and awarded it to Wrestling/BrockLesnar, believing Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling had made a mistake when they stripped Brock of the belt for being uncooperative. Inoki then brought in Olympic Gold Medalist and Wrestling/{{TNA}} World Champion Wresting/KurtAngle, whom he knew Lesnar would drop the belt to, saw Kurt through two successful defenses against Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Wrestling/YujiNagata, then sent the belt back to New Japan when Kurt dropped it to Shinsuke Nakamura, hopefully restored of any perceived prestige loss the Lesnar debacle had caused.
* [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]]'s poorly handled stint with Wrestling/TheWyattFamily. Bryan Bryan]] was ''supposed'' to have fallen over the DespairEventHorizon after the Authority's constant screwing leading up to a gauntlet match against the members of the family one-by-one, ending with Bray Wyatt [[RageQuit ordering the others to just beat Wrestling/TheWyattFamily. Bryan down, regardless of the match's outcome]]. But Bryan's response to this? ''Join then joined their family/cult''. Not only did he wear team, changing his outfit. Said outfit was [[WTHCostumingDepartment a plain sleeveless jumpsuit jumpsuit]] that made him look like]] like [[DorkAge/ProfessionalWrestling '90s throwback]] throwback]], and called himself [[WrestlingDoesntPay Duke "The Dumpster" Droese, wrestling garbage collector]], but he didn't act all that different than before. Plus, not only did the The fanbase [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief did not buy into Bryan's "motivation" to join them]], but "motivation"]], and ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse every crowd he wrestled in front of]] absolutely [[WinTheCrowd absolutely refused to boo him]]''. So what happens? Two two weeks later, he and Bray Wyatt are in a steel cage match against Wrestling/TheUsos. Once the Usos win, Bray attempts to discipline Bryan and, in a fit of BullyingADragon ''([[MultipleReferencePun heh]])'' goads him into fighting back. [[Awesome/BryanDanielson Which he does, running interference on the other Wyatts who try to get back in the cage, and kicking Bray Wyatt up and down the ring...to thunderous "YES!" chants]].\\
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Happened again in Bryan's and Wrestling/{{Batista}}'s Road to [=WrestleMania=].
chants.]]
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Fans thought Bryan would be in the 2015 Wrestling/RoyalRumble. He wasn't. The fans were displeased to the point where they turned on the event itself, and utterly rejected Batista's win of said Rumble, knowing he'd get a title shot at [=WrestleMania=]. Despite HHH and Steph throwing obstacle after obstacle at Bryan, he was eventually written into the [=WrestleMania=] main event. He beat HHH, but it was still worrisome who'd win. But ''again'', after [[spoiler:Brock Lesnar defeated the Undertaker and broke the streak]] and nearly caused DarknessInducedAudienceApathy, Bryan's victory was all but assured.
** The 2015 Royal Rumble. * Fan reaction was so bad to Wrestling/RomanReigns' win of the 2015 Wrestling/RoyalRumble that not even [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] could placate them (it didn't help that the event took place in Philadelphia that year). It wasn't so much about hating Reigns -- a lot of people felt he had potential, but it was almost universally agreed that he wasn't ready for a main event push yet. The fans were mainly pissed about the terrible booking they had to suffer through lately, more specifically on how ''Daniel Bryan didn't win'' (Bryan was in the match this year but was eliminated early). Bryan had just recently come back from a long term injury and many felt it was wasting his return momentum. Reigns had just come off injury too, but it was for all of two months so all it did was kill any momentum he already had, not helped by the fact that his return feud was with Wrestling/TheBigShow. End result? Despite the company's many, many ''desperate'' attempts to get him over, the fans absolutely refused to get behind Reigns and continued booing him out of the building. Realizing that if he won at ''Wrestling/WrestleMania'' all of his potential as a top baby face would be utterly destroyed, [[spoiler:they had Wrestling/SethRollins cash in during the main event and leave with the title instead]].
** Wrestling/VinceMcMahon attempted to do this when booking * ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2015'' in order to prevent anymore XPacHeat for Reigns during the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament finals, [[spoiler:by having Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} had [[spoiler:Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} cash in right after Reigns had finally won the title and leave as champion, just so Reigns wouldn't get booed]]. The champion]]. Fans took issue with that was that because the move was both incredibly predictable and actually considered the worst move that could possibly be made by the majority of the IWC, even more so than Reigns having his big face win. All the champions during the duration of Wrestling/TheAuthority angle, with the exception of the five month period between ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XXX'' and ''Wrestling/SummerSlam 2014'', were heels. The fans were ''sick'' of heel champions, and were only going to accept another heel champion if Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, the other finalist, or Reigns himself turned heel; the former because he's wildly popular either way, the latter because a heel turn would refresh his character and make him interesting again. Even then, a face champion would also be a welcome change of pace, and since the company had been pushing Reigns for most of the year, most were willing to accept him being champion because it still gave him a chance to refresh his character, especially if they weren't going to put the title on Ambrose. Instead, we got ''another'' heel champion, one nowhere near as interesting nor as over as the last two, and who has largely been regarded as irrelevant for years by the fans, most believing he has long since run his course as a main event star, just because the company was willing to do anything to get Reigns over the way they wanted him too. Most considered this utter BS and bashed the company over the decision. However, it did prevent Reigns from getting more heat -- [[GoneHorriblyRight since all the heat went to the company, company]], primarily Vince himself]].
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Wrestling/VinceMcMahon. After the above situation, falling ratings, and finally understanding that the fans did ''not'' want another Wrestling/JohnCena, this, the company finally got a clue and started booking Reigns correctly. After he got screwed out of the title ''again'' at ''TLC 2015'', Reigns ''snapped'' and went on a [[UnstoppableRage rampage]], attacking three members of the League of Nations with chairs shots before Wrestling/TheAuthority and the referees came out to stop him. That didn't end well for Wrestling/TripleH, since Reigns was finally done with his BS and gave him the beating of lifetime, one that injured him so badly he had to be hospitalized. Due to the Authority angle refusing to die and the aforementioned couple rarely ever getting their comeuppance, Reigns went from being TheScrappy to being the biggest face on the active roster not named Wrestling/DeanAmbrose for finally putting them in their place. Combined with showing shades of the badass character that initially got him over in the first place, the next night on RAW, Philadelphia, which had booed Reigns and ''The Rock'' straight out of the building eleven months prior, popped for him [[spoiler:and even marked out when he won the title]].\n**
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Unfortunately for poor Roman, this good will didn't last thanks to the company booking him like Samoan John Cena again. Then came ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32'', which seemed to be specifically booked to spite the hardcore fanbase. The IWC was spitting fire everywhere, ratings were falling, house show attendance was down, and Roman was facing more XPacHeat than ever before. Not helping things was the return of Wrestling/SethRollins from his GameBreakingInjury, who, while still the vile heel he was from before, was widely sympathized by the audience and infinitely more popular than Roman. And then, for the cherry on top, Roman violated the Wellness Policy, meaning the company had to get the belt off him soon before they suspended him. So, we come to ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2016''. Seth beat Roman clean in the middle of the ring for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which was the first throw. The second one was when Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, aka the guy the fans wanted to take Roman's spot in the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=]'' that year, aka the only member of Wrestling/TheShield that had yet to become world champion, aka '''''the''''' most popular singles wrestler on the entire roster, cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase he had won earlier that night on Seth and won the title to what was easily one of the loudest pops all year, finally getting his revenge on his ArchEnemy. The third and final throw was booking the long-awaited Shield triple threat the next night for the following PPV. The next day, Roman was suspended. Needless to say, the IWC spent the week of June 19, 2016 on cloud nine.
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* Capcom had received a lot of flack from fans for neglecting MegaMan following the cancellation of several games (including the highly-demanded ''Mega Man Legends 3'') and Keiji Inafune's departure from the company. Then ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' was released, and who was the ''very first'' character to be featured in the debut teaser trailer? None other than MegaManX!

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* Capcom had received a lot of flack from fans for neglecting MegaMan following the cancellation of several games (including the highly-demanded ''Mega Man Legends 3'') and Keiji Inafune's departure from the company. Then ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' was released, announced, and who was the ''very first'' character to be featured in the debut teaser trailer? None other than MegaManX!
3rd Dec '16 8:29:44 PM superkeijikun
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* Capcom had received a lot of flack from fans for neglecting MegaMan following the cancellation of several games (including the highly-demanded ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends3'') and Keiji Inafune's departure from the company. Then ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' was released, and who was the ''very first'' character to be featured in the debut teaser trailer? None other than MegaManX!

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* Capcom had received a lot of flack from fans for neglecting MegaMan following the cancellation of several games (including the highly-demanded ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends3'') ''Mega Man Legends 3'') and Keiji Inafune's departure from the company. Then ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' was released, and who was the ''very first'' character to be featured in the debut teaser trailer? None other than MegaManX!
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* Capcom had received a lot of flack from fans for neglecting MegaMan following the cancellation of several games (including the highly-demanded ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends3'') and Keiji Inafune's departure from the company. Then ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' was released, and who was the ''very first'' character to be featured in the debut teaser trailer? None other than MegaManX!
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* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'':
** [[spoiler: The very serious and nihilistic Doctor Shinigami suddenly appears in the first film, after being Natsumi's rather quirky grandfather for the whole season.]] Fans didn't understand. So, in the second film, they make him that way again. But this time, they reveal that he's under the effect of a [[spoiler: "Doctor Shinigami" type Gaia Memory]]. Which is an obvious throw, as those are introduced in the ''next'', only-barely-related series, ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''.
** The series also tried to address the controversy around Tackle, the [[SixthRanger Second Rider]] from ''Series/KamenRiderStronger'', who was [[StuffedIntoTheFridge killed off]] and never officially declared a Kamen Rider, mostly due to the fact that she's a woman. In ''Movie War 2010'', Decade meets an AlternateUniverse version of Tackle, whose entire backstory revolves around the fact that she was [[RealitySubtext murdered and then quickly ignored and forgotten about by everyone around her]]. Tackle ends up pulling a HeroicSacrifice near the end, but not before helping out Decade and [[TakingYouWithMe taking her killer out with her]].
*** ''Manga/KamenRiderSpirits'' also tried to offer a non-sexist explanation as to why Tackle isn't considered a legitimate Kamen Rider. Fan opinion on said explanation [[BrokenBase is still divided]].
** Years earlier, ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' tried to mitigate the fan backlash over the series' LighterAndSofter tone (as well the general {{Sequelitis}} complaints from fans of the [[ToughActToFollow beloved]] ''Series/KamenRiderBlack'') by bringing back the previous Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s as part of the show's final storyline. Prior to this, both ''Black'' and ''Black RX'' were supposed to have been part of a [[ContinuityReboot new continuity]].

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'':
''Series/KamenRider'':
** In the first film for ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', [[spoiler: The the very serious and nihilistic Doctor Shinigami suddenly appears in the first film, appears, after being Natsumi's rather quirky grandfather for the whole season.]] Fans didn't understand. So, in the second film, they make him that way again. But this time, they reveal that he's under the effect of a [[spoiler: "Doctor Shinigami" type Gaia Memory]]. Which is an obvious throw, as those are introduced in the ''next'', only-barely-related series, ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''.
** The series also tried to address the controversy around Tackle, the [[SixthRanger Second Rider]] from ''Series/KamenRiderStronger'', who was [[StuffedIntoTheFridge killed off]] and never officially declared a Kamen Rider, mostly due to the fact that she's a woman. woman.
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In ''Movie War 2010'', Decade meets an AlternateUniverse version of Tackle, whose entire backstory revolves around the fact that she was [[RealitySubtext murdered and then quickly ignored and forgotten about by everyone around her]]. Tackle ends up pulling a HeroicSacrifice near the end, but not before helping out Decade and [[TakingYouWithMe taking her killer out with her]].
*** ''Manga/KamenRiderSpirits'' also tried to offer a non-sexist explanation as to why Tackle isn't considered a legitimate Kamen Rider. Fan opinion on said explanation [[BrokenBase is still divided]].
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** Years earlier, ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' tried to mitigate the fan backlash over the series' LighterAndSofter tone (as well the general {{Sequelitis}} complaints from fans of the [[ToughActToFollow beloved]] ''Series/KamenRiderBlack'') by bringing back the previous Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s Kamen Riders as part of the show's final storyline. Prior to this, both ''Black'' and ''Black RX'' were supposed to have been part of a [[ContinuityReboot new continuity]].



* The third season finale of ''Series/{{Bones}}'': [[spoiler:Zack]] is revealed to have been manipulated into becoming the apprentice to a cannibalistic serial killer, and claims to have murdered a man. During an episode of the fourth season, he says that he didn't actually kill anyone himself, he just told the Gormogon where to find a victim and claims he would have killed the victim himself if the Gormogon had told him to. In [[spoiler:Zack's]] mind, this equated to having done the deed himself.

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* The third season finale of ''Series/{{Bones}}'': ''Series/{{Bones}}'', [[spoiler:Zack]] is revealed to have been manipulated into becoming the apprentice to a cannibalistic serial killer, and claims to have murdered a man. During an episode of the fourth season, he says that he didn't actually kill anyone himself, he just told the Gormogon where to find a victim and claims he would have killed the victim himself if the Gormogon had told him to. In [[spoiler:Zack's]] his mind, this equated to having done the deed himself.
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** Many fans found it odd that Naruto never talked to Hinata [[spoiler: about how she confessed her love for him]]. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', an {{interquel}} between the last two chapters of the manga, reveals [[spoiler: Naruto does not understand the concept of romantic love, thinking that Hinata's love for him was like his love of ramen.]]

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** Many fans found it odd that Naruto never talked to Hinata [[spoiler: about how she confessed her love for him]]. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', an {{interquel}} between the last two chapters of the manga, reveals [[spoiler: Naruto does not understand the concept of romantic love, thinking that Hinata's love for him was like his love of ramen.]]ramen]].



* In the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[spoiler:Avdol was initially supposed to remain dead, and Hol Horse would have betrayed Dio to join the lead characters in their fight against him.]] Fans were so upset by this development that Araki [[spoiler:brought him back on extremely shaky premises.]]

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* In the Stardust Crusaders arc of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[spoiler:Avdol was initially supposed to remain dead, and Hol Horse would have betrayed Dio to join the lead characters in their fight against him.]] him]]. Fans were so upset by this development that Araki [[spoiler:brought him back on extremely shaky premises.]]premises]].



** The [[ExecutiveMeddling editorially influenced]] attempt to recreate Batgirl III/Cassandra Cain (from ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}}'') as Robin's erudite DarkActionGirl nemesis (explained by her returning to her supposed Assassin roots) provoked rather justifiable complaints that the writer and editor involved hadn't bothered to read Batgirl's solo title. A few months later, we found out that Deathstroke [[BrainwashedAndCrazy was feeding her mind-control drugs, really]].

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** The [[ExecutiveMeddling editorially influenced]] attempt to recreate Batgirl III/Cassandra Cain (from ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}}'') ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2000}}'') as Robin's erudite DarkActionGirl nemesis (explained by her returning to her supposed Assassin roots) provoked rather justifiable complaints that the writer and editor involved hadn't bothered to read Batgirl's solo title. A few months later, we found out that Deathstroke [[BrainwashedAndCrazy was feeding her mind-control drugs, really]].



* An issue of ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' drew some InternetBackdraft over a scene where Hawkeye had sex with an amnesiac Scarlet Witch, which some fans argued [[BedTrick constituted rape]]. ''Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade'' {{retcon}}ned this out by revealing the Scarlet Witch Hawkeye slept with was ActuallyADoombot. Ironically, ''Hawkeye'' is now the one who had been [[BedTrick raped]].

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* An issue of ''Comicbook/NewAvengers'' drew some InternetBackdraft over a scene where Hawkeye Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} had sex with an amnesiac Scarlet Witch, Comicbook/ScarletWitch, which some fans argued [[BedTrick constituted rape]]. ''Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade'' {{retcon}}ned this out by revealing the Scarlet Witch Hawkeye slept with was ActuallyADoombot. Ironically, ''Hawkeye'' is now the one who had been [[BedTrick raped]].



* ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague'': There was an outcry over the death of Tasmanian Devil, one of the few openly-gay superheroes DC has, calling James Robinson anti-gay. He later wrote a JLA story that ended in Tasmanian Devil's resurrection.

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* ''ComicBook/JusticeLeague'': ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'': There was an outcry over the death of Tasmanian Devil, one of the few openly-gay superheroes DC has, calling James Robinson anti-gay. He later wrote a JLA story that ended in Tasmanian Devil's resurrection.



** The first issue of ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' showed Starfire as amnesiac and unable to remember individual humans' faces, which made the fact that she then slept with Roy Harper [[QuestionableConsent pretty iffy]]. Her personality and characterization were pretty much entirely erased, leaving her someone who just wanted to have sex with whoever. Pretty much nobody but the writer was even a little bit amused with a character who was reduced to a blow-up doll in [[{{Stripperiffic}} barely any clothing]]. Writers tried showing that this was [[ObfuscatingStupidity an act]] before it was ''further'' clarified that Roy believed that if he left, then she'd forget him. Fans reacted with {{Squick}} and it seemed DC really couldn't win with this one, so she has left the team entirely to get a LighterAndSofter solo series, as well as a more modest costume (more or less the same as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' with hotpants instead of a skirt).

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** The first issue of ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' showed Starfire ComicBook/{{Starfire}} as amnesiac and unable to remember individual humans' faces, which made the fact that she then slept with Roy Harper [[QuestionableConsent pretty iffy]]. Her personality and characterization were pretty much entirely erased, leaving her someone who just wanted to have sex with whoever. Pretty much nobody but the writer was even a little bit amused with a character who was reduced to a blow-up doll in [[{{Stripperiffic}} barely any clothing]]. Writers tried showing that this was [[ObfuscatingStupidity an act]] before it was ''further'' clarified that Roy believed that if he left, then she'd forget him. Fans reacted with {{Squick}} and it seemed DC really couldn't win with this one, so she has left the team entirely to get a LighterAndSofter solo series, as well as a more modest costume (more or less the same as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' with hotpants instead of a skirt).



* The ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' issue #200 became infamous because the story has ''Comicbook/MsMarvel'' character Carol Danvers suddenly pregnant, giving birth to a boy who grows up to adulthood within a day. Identifying himself as Marcus, he explains how he controlled her and [[{{Squick}} impregnated her with himself]] as a method of crossing dimensions. At the end of the issue, Marcus must return home and Carol decides to follow him. Creator/ChrisClaremont later wrote Carol's return, whereupon she gives a WhatTheHellHero speech to the Avengers for letting her go with Marcus when he was controlling her mind.

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* The ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' issue #200 became infamous because the story has ''Comicbook/MsMarvel'' character Carol Danvers suddenly pregnant, giving birth to a boy who grows up to adulthood within a day. Identifying himself as Marcus, he explains how he controlled her and [[{{Squick}} impregnated her with himself]] as a method of crossing dimensions. At the end of the issue, Marcus must return home and Carol decides to follow him. Creator/ChrisClaremont later wrote Carol's return, whereupon she gives a WhatTheHellHero speech to the Avengers for letting her go with Marcus when he was controlling her mind.



* ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'' had a particularly weak fourth season, and is generally considered the point of where all the story's weak bits began showing. This eventually required the author to [[spoiler:retcon almost the entire season into being a shared dream.]]

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* ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'' had a particularly weak fourth season, and is generally considered the point of where all the story's weak bits began showing. This eventually required the author to [[spoiler:retcon almost the entire season into being a shared dream.]]dream]].



* ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' was hit with a BrokenBase over Twilight [[spoiler: {{Ret Gone}}ing the villainous Starlight Glimmer by adopting her younger self and taking her away to the future]]. The sequel, ''Integration'', addressed some concerns the fans had [[WholeEpisodeFlashback by using an interlude chapter to flashback to the event in question]], which demonstrated that [[ShootTheDog Twilight really DID have no other choice]]. Also, despite her friends, brother, and fellow princesses being extremely supportive of her decision and believing that it was necessary in those circumstances, Twilight is haunted by what she did, feeling like [[spoiler: she had purposely murdered the original Starlight, which meant she felt undeserving to be filly Starlight's adoptive mom and is [[AscendedFridgeHorror is fully aware of]] the [[ButterflyOfDoom possible ramifications of altering the timeline]].]]

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* ''Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames'' was hit with a BrokenBase over Twilight [[spoiler: {{Ret Gone}}ing the villainous Starlight Glimmer by adopting her younger self and taking her away to the future]]. The sequel, ''Integration'', addressed some concerns the fans had [[WholeEpisodeFlashback by using an interlude chapter to flashback to the event in question]], which demonstrated that [[ShootTheDog Twilight really DID have no other choice]]. Also, despite her friends, brother, and fellow princesses being extremely supportive of her decision and believing that it was necessary in those circumstances, Twilight is haunted by what she did, feeling like [[spoiler: she had purposely murdered the original Starlight, which meant she felt undeserving to be filly Starlight's adoptive mom and is [[AscendedFridgeHorror is fully aware of]] the [[ButterflyOfDoom possible ramifications of altering the timeline]].]]timeline]]]].



** A major complaint of the third movie was how the ''T. rex'' was rather easily beaten by the ''Spinosaurus'' in a rather blatant example of TheWorfEffect. This movie firmly re-establishes the ''T. rex'' as the dominant dinosaur. This film has the ''T. rex'' smash through a ''Spinosaurus'' skeleton on display [[spoiler: on her way to confront the ''I. rex''. Despite the ''I. rex'' being built up as more dangerous, intelligent, powerful, and sadistic, it's Rexie who ultimately comes out on top. Sure [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the]] ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown I. rex]]'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown kicks her ass at first]], but unlike the ''Spinosaurus'', the ''Indominus'' has properly established as essentially a Super ''Velociraptor rex''. So the beatdown made sense. Plus, it allowed for the Velociraptor and T. rex team up to take down the I. rex.]]

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** A major complaint of the third movie was how the ''T. rex'' was rather easily beaten by the ''Spinosaurus'' in a rather blatant example of TheWorfEffect. This movie firmly re-establishes the ''T. rex'' as the dominant dinosaur. This film has the ''T. rex'' smash through a ''Spinosaurus'' skeleton on display [[spoiler: on her way to confront the ''I. rex''. Despite the ''I. rex'' being built up as more dangerous, intelligent, powerful, and sadistic, it's Rexie who ultimately comes out on top. Sure [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the]] ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown I. rex]]'' [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown kicks her ass at first]], but unlike the ''Spinosaurus'', the ''Indominus'' has properly established as essentially a Super ''Velociraptor rex''. So the beatdown made sense. Plus, it allowed for the Velociraptor and T. rex team up to take down the I. rex.]]rex]].



** A recent episode taking place on Skaro also gives us a nice ContinuityCavalcade of past Dalek designs. Fewer of them than "Asylum," but the ones we did see got more screentime. Very conspicuous by their ''total'' absence was ''any'' trace of the "New Paradigm" Daleks. ([[http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/The-Magicians-Apprentice-1-daleks-supreme.jpg Though we do get multiple colors]], interestingly: we get a Dalek Sec-type black one, a white Special Weapons one, the most common classic series design we see is the blue-and-gray look, and the Supreme Dalek was a red one of the design seen in "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End." [[FridgeBrilliance Add that to the normal bronze ones and we had five colors!]] Sneaky.)

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** A recent An episode taking place on Skaro also gives us a nice ContinuityCavalcade of past Dalek designs. Fewer of them than "Asylum," but the ones we did see got more screentime. Very conspicuous by their ''total'' absence was ''any'' trace of the "New Paradigm" Daleks. ([[http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/The-Magicians-Apprentice-1-daleks-supreme.jpg Though we do get multiple colors]], interestingly: we get a Dalek Sec-type black one, a white Special Weapons one, the most common classic series design we see is the blue-and-gray look, and the Supreme Dalek was a red one of the design seen in "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End." [[FridgeBrilliance Add that to the normal bronze ones and we had five colors!]] Sneaky.)



* In the seventh season finale of ''Series/{{House}}'' the title character drives his car through Cuddy's dining room window in revenge for breaking up with him and escaping to a tropical beach. This caused a full blown fan revolt with claims that House became no better than a psychotic murderous DomesticAbuser and that his stunt could have ended with the deaths of several people. The creators responded to this on Twitter claiming that House had made sure that everyone was gone by looking through the window which prompted the fans to point out that ''Cuddy's daughter'' was likely in the room and she wasn't tall enough to be seen. Come the season 8 premiere and we get a scene where House turns himself in to the authorities and explains that he had made sure that everyone in the room had left and that he knew that Cuddy's daughter was at a sleepover. YMMV if this makes things ''that'' much better, mind you.

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* In the seventh season finale of ''Series/{{House}}'' the title character drives his car through Cuddy's dining room window in revenge for breaking up with him and escaping to a tropical beach. This caused a full blown fan revolt with claims that House became no better than a psychotic murderous DomesticAbuser {{Domestic Abuse}}r and that his stunt could have ended with the deaths of several people. The creators responded to this on Twitter claiming that House had made sure that everyone was gone by looking through the window which prompted the fans to point out that ''Cuddy's daughter'' was likely in the room and she wasn't tall enough to be seen. Come the season 8 premiere and we get a scene where House turns himself in to the authorities and explains that he had made sure that everyone in the room had left and that he knew that Cuddy's daughter was at a sleepover. YMMV if this makes things ''that'' much better, mind you.



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s fourth season, Sam was revealed to be in a sexual relationship with the demon Ruby. Even putting {{Shipping}} aside, the fanbase took a major issue with this. As Ruby was a demon with no corporeal body of her own, she had to [[DemonicPossession possess]] another woman to use for her, uh, interactions with Sam. By having sex with her, Sam was either raping the host (who had not given consent) or engaging in necrophilia (if the host was a corpse). The writers [[TakeAThirdOption took a third option]] by revealing that Ruby's host was a comatose girl about to be taken off life support, whose body was still alive but spirit had moved on to the afterlife. Mileage varied as to whether or not this made the situation any less squicky.
** In later seasons, Supernatural began to place more and more focus on the Dean and Castiel relationship, including deliberate subtext and occasional jokes that their friendship is not entirely platonic. Some in the fandom took this as a possible legitimate intention on the writers' part to foreshadow an actual romantic relationship between them, and were extremely excited at the prospect of the protagonist of a very popular, mainstream, genre show being openly bi. However, during season 9, one of the writers on twitter revealed that Dean being bi was an interesting idea but that they had absolutely no intention of making it canon. This caused outrage from people who claimed the show had been [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-queerbaiting-destiel-1089286.aspx queerbaiting]] - deliberately enticing queer audience members to keep watching with the promise of dearly needed representation without any intention of actually following through. During season 10, therefore, the authors tried to smooth things over with the episode Slash Fiction, in which Dean encounters Destiel shippers and states that while it's not the ''right'' interpretation, it's totally cool that they have their own interpretation of things. Reactions to this were mixed - some shippers liked it, but those who really wanted Dean to be bi were only the more convinced that the writers never understood why people wanted Dean to be queer so much in the first place.

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In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s the fourth season, Sam was revealed to be in a sexual relationship with the demon Ruby. Even putting {{Shipping}} aside, the fanbase took a major issue with this. As Ruby was a demon with no corporeal body of her own, she had to [[DemonicPossession possess]] another woman to use for her, uh, interactions with Sam. By having sex with her, Sam was either raping the host (who had not given consent) or engaging in necrophilia (if the host was a corpse). The writers [[TakeAThirdOption took a third option]] by revealing that Ruby's host was a comatose girl about to be taken off life support, whose body was still alive but spirit had moved on to the afterlife. Mileage varied as to whether or not this made the situation any less squicky.
** In later seasons, Supernatural the show began to place more and more focus on the Dean and Castiel relationship, including deliberate subtext and occasional jokes that their friendship is not entirely platonic. Some in the fandom took this as a possible legitimate intention on the writers' part to foreshadow an actual romantic relationship between them, and were extremely excited at the prospect of the protagonist of a very popular, mainstream, genre show being openly bi. However, during season 9, one of the writers on twitter revealed that Dean being bi was an interesting idea but that they had absolutely no intention of making it canon. This caused outrage from people who claimed the show had been [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/supernatural-queerbaiting-destiel-1089286.aspx queerbaiting]] - deliberately enticing queer audience members to keep watching with the promise of dearly needed representation without any intention of actually following through. During season 10, therefore, the authors tried to smooth things over with the episode Slash Fiction, in which Dean encounters Destiel shippers and states that while it's not the ''right'' interpretation, it's totally cool that they have their own interpretation of things. Reactions to this were mixed - some shippers liked it, but those who really wanted Dean to be bi were only the more convinced that the writers never understood why people wanted Dean to be queer so much in the first place.



** Undortunately for poor Roman, this good will didn't last thanks to the company booking him like Samoan John Cena again. Then came ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32'', which seemed to be specifically booked to spite the hardcore fanbase. The IWC was spitting fire everywhere, ratings were falling, house show attendance was down, and Roman was facing more XPacHeat than ever before. Not helping things was the return of Wrestling/SethRollins from his GameBreakingInjury, who, while still the vile heel he was from before, was widely sympathized by the audience and infinitely more popular than Roman. And then, for the cherry on top, Roman violated the Wellness Policy, meaning the company had to get the belt off him soon before they suspended him. So, we come to ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2016''. Seth beat Roman clean in the middle of the ring for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which was the first throw. The second one was when Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, aka the guy the fans wanted to take Roman's spot in the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=]'' that year, aka the only member of Wrestling/TheShield that had yet to become world champion, aka '''''the''''' most popular singles wrestler on the entire roster, cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase he had won earlier that night on Seth and won the title to what was easily one of the loudest pops all year, finally getting his revenge on his ArchEnemy. The third and final throw was booking the long-awaited Shield triple threat the next night for the following PPV. The next day, Roman was suspended. Needless to say, the IWC spent the week of June 19, 2016 on cloud nine.

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** Undortunately Unfortunately for poor Roman, this good will didn't last thanks to the company booking him like Samoan John Cena again. Then came ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32'', which seemed to be specifically booked to spite the hardcore fanbase. The IWC was spitting fire everywhere, ratings were falling, house show attendance was down, and Roman was facing more XPacHeat than ever before. Not helping things was the return of Wrestling/SethRollins from his GameBreakingInjury, who, while still the vile heel he was from before, was widely sympathized by the audience and infinitely more popular than Roman. And then, for the cherry on top, Roman violated the Wellness Policy, meaning the company had to get the belt off him soon before they suspended him. So, we come to ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2016''. Seth beat Roman clean in the middle of the ring for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which was the first throw. The second one was when Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, aka the guy the fans wanted to take Roman's spot in the main event of ''[=WrestleMania=]'' that year, aka the only member of Wrestling/TheShield that had yet to become world champion, aka '''''the''''' most popular singles wrestler on the entire roster, cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase he had won earlier that night on Seth and won the title to what was easily one of the loudest pops all year, finally getting his revenge on his ArchEnemy. The third and final throw was booking the long-awaited Shield triple threat the next night for the following PPV. The next day, Roman was suspended. Needless to say, the IWC spent the week of June 19, 2016 on cloud nine.



* VampireTheMasquerade, Second Edition had a sourcebook called ''Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand'' which proved very unpopular because it suggested that the Sabbat (Already a secret vampire conspiracy to control humanity) was ''itself'' controlled by a secret conspiracy within the Sabbat's "Black Hand" faction, which was ''itself'' called the Black Hand. This "True Black Hand" controlled everything from the land of the dead, residing in the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost of the First City mankind founded]]. There are more details, but things only get ''more'' needlessly complicated and stupid from there. When the next edition of Vampire:The Masquerade came out, they scaled back both new clans introduced in that book to about a dozen members each, declared that the scope of the "True Black Hand"'s power and agenda were extremely exaggerated, and then ''dropped [[OurGhostsAreDifferent a ghost atomic bomb]] on the underworld city they were operating out of'' for good measure.

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* VampireTheMasquerade, ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', Second Edition had a sourcebook called ''Dirty Secrets of the Black Hand'' which proved very unpopular because it suggested that the Sabbat (Already a secret vampire conspiracy to control humanity) was ''itself'' controlled by a secret conspiracy within the Sabbat's "Black Hand" faction, which was ''itself'' called the Black Hand. This "True Black Hand" controlled everything from the land of the dead, residing in the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost of the First City mankind founded]]. There are more details, but things only get ''more'' needlessly complicated and stupid from there. When the next edition of Vampire:The Masquerade came out, they scaled back both new clans introduced in that book to about a dozen members each, declared that the scope of the "True Black Hand"'s power and agenda were extremely exaggerated, and then ''dropped [[OurGhostsAreDifferent a ghost atomic bomb]] on the underworld city they were operating out of'' for good measure.



* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': One of the reasons Soulstorm was so disliked was the legendarily bad performance by the SpaceMarines commander Indrick Boreale. To the studio's credit, Relic Entertainment actually explored the results of Boreale's decisions instead of [[RetCon making it not happen]] in later titles. Come ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn of War 2]]'', Cyrus [[MultipleEndings confirms]] that Boreale died in the previous game and cost the Chapter a large chunk of their manpower. Related to this issue is that the Chapter's recruiting worlds are being threatened from all sides, which is the basis of [=DoW2=] Campaign. And in Chaos Rising, he cites Boreale again [[spoiler:if he's the traitor, believing that the Chapter is no longer worth obeying if it promotes complete idiots to important ranks.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': One of the reasons Soulstorm was so disliked was the legendarily bad performance by the SpaceMarines {{Space Marine}}s commander Indrick Boreale. To the studio's credit, Relic Entertainment actually explored the results of Boreale's decisions instead of [[RetCon making it not happen]] in later titles. Come ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn of War 2]]'', Cyrus [[MultipleEndings confirms]] that Boreale died in the previous game and cost the Chapter a large chunk of their manpower. Related to this issue is that the Chapter's recruiting worlds are being threatened from all sides, which is the basis of [=DoW2=] Campaign. And in Chaos Rising, he cites Boreale again [[spoiler:if he's the traitor, believing that the Chapter is no longer worth obeying if it promotes complete idiots to important ranks.]]ranks]].



* The creepypasta HappyAppy, which was experiencing a massive drop in quality due to the {{Narm}}iness of the later posts, decided to remove all posts that weren't by Dronian. It became better as a result.

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* The creepypasta HappyAppy, Literature/HappyAppy, which was experiencing a massive drop in quality due to the {{Narm}}iness of the later posts, decided to remove all posts that weren't by Dronian. It became better as a result.



* ''Website/TheOnion'' attracted a bit of controversy in February 2016 when it published an uncharacteristically charitable article about UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton ([[http://www.theonion.com/article/female-presidential-candidate-who-was-united-state-52367 "Female Presidential Candidate Who Was United States Senator, Secretary Of State Told To Be More Inspiring"]]) shortly after the website was bought by Univision chairman [[Creator/SabanEntertainment Haim Saban]], one of Clinton's most prominent financial backers. Several readers accused the website of "selling out", implying that their new owner had pressured the writers into making the Clintons look good--particularly since they had [[http://www.theonion.com/article/hillary-clinton-to-nation-do-not-fuck-this-up-for--38416 previously]] [[http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/i-am-fun-51731 written]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/retreating-clinton-campaign-torches-iowa-town-slow-52261 several]] articles openly mocking her and her bitter rivalry with Bernie Sanders. Shortly after, the writers showed that they were quite aware of the criticism, and [[http://www.theonion.com/article/clinton-tosses-unpledged-superdelegate-trunk-car-52461 went]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/hillary-clinton-issues-single-word-victory-speech--52456 right]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/clinton-throws-flash-grenade-divert-attention-ques-52499 back]] to unabashedly thumbing their noses at Clinton with several better-received articles, showing that they were still equal-opportunity satirists committed to making fun of '''everyone'''.

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* ''Website/TheOnion'' attracted a bit of controversy in February 2016 when it published an uncharacteristically charitable article about UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton ([[http://www.theonion.com/article/female-presidential-candidate-who-was-united-state-52367 "Female Presidential Candidate Who Was United States Senator, Secretary Of State Told To Be More Inspiring"]]) shortly after the website was bought by Univision chairman [[Creator/SabanEntertainment Haim Saban]], one of Clinton's most prominent financial backers. Several readers accused the website of "selling out", implying that their new owner had pressured the writers into making the Clintons look good--particularly since they had [[http://www.theonion.com/article/hillary-clinton-to-nation-do-not-fuck-this-up-for--38416 previously]] [[http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/i-am-fun-51731 written]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/retreating-clinton-campaign-torches-iowa-town-slow-52261 several]] articles openly mocking her and her bitter rivalry with Bernie Sanders. Shortly after, the writers showed that they were quite aware of the criticism, and [[http://www.theonion.com/article/clinton-tosses-unpledged-superdelegate-trunk-car-52461 went]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/hillary-clinton-issues-single-word-victory-speech--52456 right]] [[http://www.theonion.com/article/clinton-throws-flash-grenade-divert-attention-ques-52499 back]] to unabashedly thumbing their noses at Clinton with several better-received articles, showing that they were still equal-opportunity satirists committed to making fun of '''everyone'''.



** Inverted in what fans have dubbed "[[{{Scandalgate}} Derpygate]]", where the creators of the show changed the voice acting in a scene in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup "The Last Roundup"]] where beloved [[RecurringExtra background pony]] Derpy Hooves is given spoken lines. A small group of parents protested this scene, finding it offensive (the name "Derpy" and the voice acting, which was a misunderstanding where the VA thought the character was male). The studio took the original episode off of iTunes and replaced it with one where Derpy's voice was changed and her name was not mentioned. This was the point where [[InternetBackdraft the fandom revolted]], leading to [[http://www.savederpy.com quite]] [[http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-studios-the-hub-return-derpy-s-scene-in-the-last-roundup-to-normal a]] [[http://www.change.org/petitions/save-derpy-and-hasbros-creative-process few]] [[https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23SaveDerpy webpages]] calling for the scene to be changed back. Eventually, [[OldShame the creators apologized to both sides]]. After being absent for most of Season Three, Derpy was finally re-inserted during [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure the season finale]]. ThePowersThatBe later said that Derpy's disappearance for most of season three was done to make her triumphant return in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls "Rainbow Falls"]] more triumphant.

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** Inverted in what fans have dubbed "[[{{Scandalgate}} Derpygate]]", where the creators of the show changed the voice acting in a scene in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E14TheLastRoundup "The Last Roundup"]] where beloved [[RecurringExtra background pony]] Derpy Hooves is given spoken lines. A small group of parents protested this scene, finding it offensive (the name "Derpy" and the voice acting, which was a misunderstanding where the VA thought the character was male). The studio took the original episode off of iTunes and replaced it with one where Derpy's voice was changed and her name was not mentioned. This was the point where [[InternetBackdraft the fandom revolted]], leading to [[http://www.savederpy.com quite]] [[http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-studios-the-hub-return-derpy-s-scene-in-the-last-roundup-to-normal a]] [[http://www.change.org/petitions/save-derpy-and-hasbros-creative-process few]] [[https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23SaveDerpy webpages]] calling for the scene to be changed back. Eventually, [[OldShame the creators apologized to both sides]]. After being absent for most of Season Three, Derpy was finally re-inserted during [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure the season finale]]. ThePowersThatBe PowersThatBe later said that Derpy's disappearance for most of season three was done to make her triumphant return in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls "Rainbow Falls"]] more triumphant.



* ''Disney/LionKing'' spin-off ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard's'' very first episode addressed the long term criticism of the Lion King promoting "segregation" of the hyenas and the portrayal of them as evil. Jasiri is the first non-antagonistic hyena introduced in the series (the second if you count book canon) and she mentions that the roles hyena's play are just as much a part of the Circle of Life as the lions. It goes so far as to {{retcon}}-away the evil nature of hyenas; apparently they are mostly good as a species, it's just The Pride Lands have coincidentally seen more evil ones than good ones.

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* ''Disney/LionKing'' ''Disney/TheLionKing'' spin-off ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard's'' very first episode addressed the long term criticism of the Lion King promoting "segregation" of the hyenas and the portrayal of them as evil. Jasiri is the first non-antagonistic hyena introduced in the series (the second if you count book canon) and she mentions that the roles hyena's play are just as much a part of the Circle of Life as the lions. It goes so far as to {{retcon}}-away the evil nature of hyenas; apparently they are mostly good as a species, it's just The Pride Lands have coincidentally seen more evil ones than good ones.



* Many fans began to feel that the title character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' was becoming [[{{Flanderization flanderized]] as an AllLovingHero, and were getting weary of Steven [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath simply talking many of his foes out of hostilities]] (with the worst example being from "Gem Drill"). It got to the point that some began to suspect (with more cynicism than others) that [[TheDragon Jasper]] and [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]] would eventually be convinced by Steven to pull a HeelFaceTurn. During Season Three, Steven's StoryArc revolves around him learning the harsh truth that there are many foes who simply can't be talked down and won't listen to reason. Not only that, but Steven is forced to fight back in self-defense in three of those instances, finally learning what his father Greg really meant when he lamented the severity of war. And when [[spoiler: Jasper is finally defeated during the last episodes of season 3, [[RedemptionRejection she rebukes any chance of redemption Steven gives her and refuses to let him save her from sucumbing to TheCorruption]]]]. All of this gives Steven some vital CharacterDevelopment and also gives the show, with its setting being the aftermath of a brutal war, even more depth and realism and satisfied many fans who felt as if Steven's qualities were being taken to unrealistic levels.

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* Many fans began to feel that the title character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' was becoming [[{{Flanderization flanderized]] {{flanderiz|ation}}ed as an AllLovingHero, and were getting weary of Steven [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath simply talking many of his foes out of hostilities]] (with the worst example being from "Gem Drill"). It got to the point that some began to suspect (with more cynicism than others) that [[TheDragon Jasper]] and [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]] would eventually be convinced by Steven to pull a HeelFaceTurn. During Season Three, Steven's StoryArc revolves around him learning the harsh truth that there are many foes who simply can't be talked down and won't listen to reason. Not only that, but Steven is forced to fight back in self-defense in three of those instances, finally learning what his father Greg really meant when he lamented the severity of war. And when [[spoiler: Jasper is finally defeated during the last episodes of season 3, [[RedemptionRejection she rebukes any chance of redemption Steven gives her and refuses to let him save her from sucumbing succumbing to TheCorruption]]]]. All of this gives Steven some vital CharacterDevelopment and also gives the show, with its setting being the aftermath of a brutal war, even more depth and realism and satisfied many fans who felt as if Steven's qualities were being taken to unrealistic levels.
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* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' throws a rather tricky one. [[spoiler: The very serious and nihilistic Doctor Shinigami suddenly appears in the first film, after being Natsumi's rather quirky grandfather for the whole season.]] Seriously, that doesn't make sense. So, in the second film, they make him that way again. But this time, they reveal that he's under the effect of a [[spoiler: "Doctor Shinigami" type Gaia Memory]]. Which is an obvious throw, as those are introduced in the ''next'', only-barely-related series, ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''.
** On the other hand, many, many other confusing problems with characterization are simply ignored.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' throws a rather tricky one. ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'':
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[[spoiler: The very serious and nihilistic Doctor Shinigami suddenly appears in the first film, after being Natsumi's rather quirky grandfather for the whole season.]] Seriously, that doesn't make sense. Fans didn't understand. So, in the second film, they make him that way again. But this time, they reveal that he's under the effect of a [[spoiler: "Doctor Shinigami" type Gaia Memory]]. Which is an obvious throw, as those are introduced in the ''next'', only-barely-related series, ''Series/KamenRiderDouble''.
** On the other hand, many, many other confusing problems with characterization are simply ignored.
''Series/KamenRiderDouble''.
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* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels, the People's Republic of Haven started the series as a welfare state gone wrong, with the majority of its citizens on welfare, not contributing to the economy, forcing the Republic to conquer in order to survive. A lot of people have taken this as an attack on the concept of a welfare state. In the novella ''I Will Build My House of Steel'', found in the Manticore companion book ''House of Steel'', Weber mentions that several other star systems, influenced by Haven, enacted similar reforms, but they actually pulled it off without gutting their economies, by virtue of having relatively honest politicians... until, that is, they got conquered by Haven.
** Also in the Honor Harrington series, starships in works produced before the mid-2000s were described as being upwards of a kilometer in length with masses from the hundreds of thousands of tons to single-digit millions. These numbers resulted in ships with roughly the density of cigar smoke or aerogel. In what was called with tongue in cheek the "Great Resizing," ships' lengths were reduced substantially (formerly 3.2 kilometer long superdreadnoughts, for example, were shrunk to a relatively mere 1.5 kilometers, resulting in a density of roughly 0.25 kg/m^3.
** The introduction of prolong in the second book made reference to the fact that it extended human life by extending ''all'' stages of human life, with a visiting foreign officer from a planet without the technology disconcerted that a Manticoran naval vessel looked like it was crewed by teenagers, a later book having Queen Elizabeth make an offhand comment that she was in her twenties before she actually grew a bust, and a reference to Honor being befuddled about her lovelife because she was essentially just getting over the teenage hormone years while being in her 40s. However, while people with prolong might be ''physically'' very young, chronologically and legally they were adults and could indulge in adult behaviour, which causes [[UnfortunateImplications disconcerting mental images if you think about it]]. A later story specifically made mention that part of prolong treatment was children taking medication until they were post-adolescent to negate the effect so they physically matured at a normal rate.
* ''Literature/MidnightSun'', an unpublished POVSequel retelling ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' from Edward's perspective:
** In ''Twilight'', [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Bella]]'s narration indicates that [[MotorMouth Jessica]] doesn't really like her, she's only using Bella for her own popularity. The thing is, ''[[InformedFlaw only]]'' [[InformedFlaw Bella's narration indicates this]], as opposed to anything Jessica says or does throughout the novel. Of course, in ''Midnight Sun,'' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Edward]] can use his {{telepathy}} to discover that yes, Jessica really is a nasty FalseFriend. Presumably Bella didn't need actual evidence because she's just so smart and perceptive!
** A similar example with Mike: throughout the series, Edward loathes him, despite him seemingly being a perfectly harmless, friendly NiceGuy. In ''Midnight Sun'', we get Mike's inner thoughts, which are indeed quite hateful and nasty. Slightly more justified than the Jessica example, as Bella never had a problem with Mike and was just as confused as the readers when Edward called him "vile".
** Then we get Edward himself. In his narration, he has several moments of self-awareness where he realizes he's being a stalker. Nice to finally have Stephenie Meyer admit it, though little else in Edward's narration serves to make him more sympathetic.
* Greg Farshtey did this at least twice for Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' story:
** [[BigBad Makuta]] was at first described as the ultimate evil, a force of nature itself. Story progression later revealed that he [[UniquenessDecay belonged to the species Makuta]] who were one of the many races of the universe, and despite his [[SuperPowerLottery impressive power gallery]], was defeated in humiliating ways in the DirectToDVD movies. In the book ''Time Trap'', he reimagined Makuta as [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] whose [[IMeantToDoThat defeats were part of his bigger plan]]. The new characterization gave him a very sarcastic sense of humor as well, replacing his generic ClassicVillain talk.
** Kiina was introduced in one of the novels as a badass, no-nonsense, argumentative female fighter. Then a movie turned her into a hyperactive GenkiGirl and TheScrappy for the fandom. The {{novelization}} explained that she was really a StepfordSmiler.
* Creator/StephenKing's Franchise/TheDarkTower epic series saw many incongruities and errors in fact creep in. Some were merely revised in later versions of the earlier books, while others (Eddie Dean's home Co-Op City being in Brooklyn vice New Jersey) became plot points showing their world was created by an UnreliableNarrator (King himself is in the later books as a character who is telling their tale).
* In-universe example in {{Literature/Misery}}; a fan kidnaps a writer to force him to do an Author's Saving Throw after he killed off a beloved character in his series.

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* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels, the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'': The People's Republic of Haven started the series as a welfare state gone wrong, with the majority of its citizens on welfare, not contributing to the economy, forcing the Republic to conquer in order to survive. A lot of people have taken this as an attack on the concept of a welfare state. In the novella ''I Will Build My House of Steel'', found in the Manticore companion book ''House of Steel'', Weber mentions that several other star systems, influenced by Haven, enacted similar reforms, but they actually pulled it off without gutting their economies, by virtue of having relatively honest politicians... until, that is, they got conquered by Haven.
** Also in the Honor Harrington series, starships in works produced before the mid-2000s were described as being upwards of a kilometer in length with masses from the hundreds of thousands of tons to single-digit millions. These numbers resulted in ships with roughly the density of cigar smoke or aerogel. In what was called with tongue in cheek the "Great Resizing," ships' lengths were reduced substantially (formerly 3.2 kilometer long superdreadnoughts, for example, were shrunk to a relatively mere 1.5 kilometers, resulting in a density of roughly 0.25 kg/m^3.
** The introduction of prolong in the second book made reference to the fact that it extended human life by extending ''all'' stages of human life, with a visiting foreign officer from a planet without the technology disconcerted that a Manticoran naval vessel looked like it was crewed by teenagers, a later book having Queen Elizabeth make an offhand comment that she was in her twenties before she actually grew a bust, and a reference to Honor being befuddled about her lovelife because she was essentially just getting over the teenage hormone years while being in her 40s. However, while people with prolong might be ''physically'' very young, chronologically and legally they were adults and could indulge in adult behaviour, which causes [[UnfortunateImplications disconcerting mental images if you think about it]]. A later story specifically made mention that part of prolong treatment was children taking medication until they were post-adolescent to negate the effect so they physically matured at a normal rate.
* ''Literature/MidnightSun'', an unpublished POVSequel retelling ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' from Edward's perspective:
** In ''Twilight'', [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Bella]]'s narration indicates that [[MotorMouth Jessica]] doesn't really like her, she's only using Bella for her own popularity. The thing is, ''[[InformedFlaw only]]'' [[InformedFlaw Bella's narration indicates this]], as opposed to anything Jessica says or does throughout the novel. Of course, in ''Midnight Sun,'' [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Edward]] can use his {{telepathy}} to discover that yes, Jessica really is a nasty FalseFriend. Presumably Bella didn't need actual evidence because she's just so smart and perceptive!
** A similar example with Mike: throughout the series, Edward loathes him, despite him seemingly being a perfectly harmless, friendly NiceGuy. In ''Midnight Sun'', we get Mike's inner thoughts, which are indeed quite hateful and nasty. Slightly more justified than the Jessica example, as Bella never had a problem with Mike and was just as confused as the readers when Edward called him "vile".
** Then we get Edward himself. In his narration, he has several moments of self-awareness where he realizes he's being a stalker. Nice to finally have Stephenie Meyer admit it, though little else in Edward's narration serves to make him more sympathetic.
* Greg Farshtey did this at least twice for Franchise/{{LEGO}}'s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' story:
** [[BigBad Makuta]] was at first described as the ultimate evil, a force of nature itself. Story progression later revealed that he [[UniquenessDecay belonged to the species Makuta]] who were one of the many races of the universe, and despite his [[SuperPowerLottery impressive power gallery]], was defeated in humiliating ways in the DirectToDVD movies. In the book ''Time Trap'', he reimagined Makuta as [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] whose [[IMeantToDoThat defeats were part of his bigger plan]]. The new characterization gave him a very sarcastic sense of humor as well, replacing his generic ClassicVillain talk.
** Kiina was introduced in one of the novels as a badass, no-nonsense, argumentative female fighter. Then a movie turned her into a hyperactive GenkiGirl and TheScrappy for the fandom. The {{novelization}} explained that she was really a StepfordSmiler.
* Creator/StephenKing's Franchise/TheDarkTower epic series saw many incongruities and errors in fact creep in. Some were merely revised in later versions of the earlier books, while others (Eddie Dean's home Co-Op City being in Brooklyn vice New Jersey) became plot points showing their world was created by an UnreliableNarrator (King himself is in the later books as a character who is telling their tale).
* In-universe example in {{Literature/Misery}}; ''{{Literature/Misery}}''; a fan kidnaps a writer to force him to do an Author's Saving Throw after he killed off a beloved character in his series.



** The Quidditch World Cup in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' serves as a giant one of these. Many fans complained that, since catching the GoldenSnitch basically scored 15 times as many points as a goal and ended the game, the Seeker made the rest of the game irrelevant. The World Cup game demonstrates that--at the professional level, at least--a world-class Seeker is no match for a good team. The Weasley twins successfully manage to win a bet that Ireland's team will win the game, but that Bugaria's Seeker will still get the Snitch, showing that catching the Snitch doesn't guarantee victory.

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** The Quidditch World Cup in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' serves as a giant one of these. Many fans complained that, since catching the GoldenSnitch basically scored 15 times as many points as a goal and ended the game, the Seeker made the rest of the game irrelevant. The World Cup game shown in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' demonstrates that--at the professional level, at least--a world-class Seeker is no match for a good team. The Weasley twins successfully manage to win a bet that Ireland's team will win the game, but that Bugaria's Seeker will still get the Snitch, showing that catching the Snitch doesn't guarantee victory.



* ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'' offers an explanation for all continuity errors in the past (and future) ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books, consisting in time being [[spoiler:shattered and patched up]], at least twice.
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' has an example that is so subtle, it may have been unintentional. In ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', when Lucy's siblings do not believe her when she says that she went to a MagicalLand on the other side of the eponymous wardrobe, Professor Kirke states that she must realize that her story seems so absurd that her siblings would certainly not believe it, meaning that if she was lying, she would fool no one and she knows it, therefore she must be telling the truth. This is accepted as a valid argument. Of course, in the real world there would be many problems with this line of thinking, such as that small children [[RefugeInAudacity are known to tell outrageous falsehoods just to get attention]] and that the others are being asked to believe the story [[IrrelevantThesis without any evidence]], even though by that logic they would be forced to believe absolutely every wild story they heard, and indeed [[BrokenAesop they don't do so until they see Narnia for themselves]]. However, a later installment, ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', is a prequel in which Kirke is the main character who visits Narnia as well, meaning that he actually did have reason to believe Lucy, sidestepping this issue.
* One of the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels included an embarrassing flub in which Creator/GlenCook evidently mixed up the name of Garrett's stable-keeping friend, Playmate. The following novel offered the Saving Throw of Garrett claiming he'd called his pal "Sweetheart" deliberately for a while, as he'd crossed some bad people who might retaliate against his friends, and didn't want Playmate (one of his least-violent associates) to be a target.



* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'''s sixth season, magic was portrayed as akin to a drug, which was highly dangerous and addictive, and could even lead to users becoming "junkies" willing to do anything for a "fix," as happened to Willow slowly over the course of the season. Creator/JossWhedon himself didn't like this development, and fans agreed; season seven's first episode featured a scene where Giles explicitly states that magic is not addictive, and it's explained that Willow's actions were actually due to her ''not'' using magic. This, of course, made hash of most of the storyline of season six. It does qualify as an author's saving throw, or at least close, but it's not a retcon. Giles' line is "This isn't a hobby or an addiction. It's inside you now," implying that this is a change for Willow due to her actions at the end of the last season. Willow got addicted to magic because she has an addictive personality, as much to power as to magic. What with Tara expressing her concern in Season 5, this was already on its way to becoming Willow's character arc, and "Tabula Rasa" is very much in tune with her behavior in the rest of the series. Unfortunately, "Smashed" and "Wrecked", which bring her addiction to its climax, are about the most {{Anvilicious}} episodes in the whole series. In the latter, she realizes she has a problem because she hurt Dawn with magic. Or rather, wrecked the ''car'' she and Dawn were in because she was high on magic. Just like addicts in real life!

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'''s sixth season, magic was portrayed as akin to a drug, which was highly dangerous and addictive, and could even lead to users becoming "junkies" willing to do anything for a "fix," as happened to Willow slowly over the course of the season. Creator/JossWhedon himself didn't like this development, and fans agreed; season seven's first episode featured a scene where Giles explicitly states that magic is not addictive, and it's explained that Willow's actions were actually due to her ''not'' using magic. This, of course, made hash of most of the storyline of season six. It does qualify as an author's saving throw, or at least close, but it's not a retcon. Giles' line is "This isn't a hobby or an addiction. It's inside you now," implying that this is a change for Willow due to her actions at the end of the last season. Willow got addicted to magic because she has an addictive personality, as much to power as to magic. What with Tara expressing her concern in Season 5, this was already on its way to becoming Willow's character arc, and "Tabula Rasa" is very much in tune with her behavior in the rest of the series. Unfortunately, "Smashed" and "Wrecked", which bring her addiction to its climax, are about the most {{Anvilicious}} episodes in the whole series. In the latter, she realizes she has a problem because she hurt Dawn with magic. Or rather, wrecked the ''car'' she and Dawn were in because she was high on magic. Just like addicts in real life!



** The writers of the Disney Adventure ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' comic conveniently {{retcon}}ned the reasons behind A-Squad's defection, turning it into MindControl instead of a voluntary FaceHeelTurn. Apparently, they don't like the idea of NotBrainwashed Rangers (up until then, most evil Rangers were either created that way as monsters, or were BrainwashedAndCrazy if they were to join the team). As well, the turn itself was considered fairly random, and the BigBad had already-established MindControl powers.



** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'': In ''The Royal Rangers'', Kendall introduces the Dino Drive mode, specifically stating it was just for when the Rangers use the Megazord. This is an Author's Saving Throw from ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', where one of the (many) complaints was that the Samurai Rangers had Mega Mode for use in the Megazord but never explained why the Rangers couldn't use it in regular battle. Granted, there wasn't much of an explanation in ''Dino Charge'', but Kendall pointing out the armor was only for Megazord battles was still more than ''Samurai'' ever said about the issue. (Like ''Samurai's'' Mega Mode, Dino Drive is a Megazord only enhancement because it didn't come from ''Super Sentai''; they're filming new cockpit footage anyway but they don't want to sacrifice ''Kyoryuger'' footage to fit the enhancement in regular battle.)

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** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'': In ''The Royal Rangers'', Kendall introduces the Dino Drive mode, specifically stating it was just for when the Rangers use the Megazord. This is an Author's Saving Throw from ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'', where one One of the (many) complaints from ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' was that the Samurai Rangers had Mega Mode for use in the Megazord but never explained why the Rangers couldn't use it in regular battle. Granted, there wasn't much of an explanation So in ''Dino Charge'', but "The Royal Rangers", Kendall pointing out introduces the armor was only for Megazord battles was still more than ''Samurai'' ever said about the issue. (Like ''Samurai's'' Mega Mode, Dino Drive is a Megazord only enhancement because mode, specifically stating it didn't come from ''Super Sentai''; they're filming new cockpit footage anyway but they don't want to sacrifice ''Kyoryuger'' footage to fit was just for when the enhancement in regular battle.)Rangers use the Megazord.
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* Some fans began to feel that the title character of ''WesternAmimation/StevenUniverse'' was undergoing Flanderization as an All-Loving Hero, and were getting weary of Steven simply talking many of his foes out of hostilities (with the worst example being from "Gem Drill"). It got to the point that some began to suspect (with more cynicism than others) that Jasper and Yellow Diamond would eventually be convinced by Steven to pull a HeelFaceTurn. Season Three's main StoryArc for Steven revolves around him learning the harsh truth that some foes simply can't talk down. Not only that, but Steven was forced to fight back in self-defense in three of those instances, finally learning what his father Greg really meant when he lamented the severity of war. It gives Steven some vital CharacterDevelopment and also gives the show, with its setting being the aftermath of a brutal war, even more depth and realism and satisfied many fans who felt as if Steven's qualities were being taken to unrealistic levels.

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* Some Many fans began to feel that the title character of ''WesternAmimation/StevenUniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' was undergoing Flanderization becoming [[{{Flanderization flanderized]] as an All-Loving Hero, AllLovingHero, and were getting weary of Steven [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath simply talking many of his foes out of hostilities hostilities]] (with the worst example being from "Gem Drill"). It got to the point that some began to suspect (with more cynicism than others) that Jasper [[TheDragon Jasper]] and [[BigBad Yellow Diamond Diamond]] would eventually be convinced by Steven to pull a HeelFaceTurn. During Season Three's main Three, Steven's StoryArc for Steven revolves around him learning the harsh truth that some there are many foes who simply can't talk down. be talked down and won't listen to reason. Not only that, but Steven was is forced to fight back in self-defense in three of those instances, finally learning what his father Greg really meant when he lamented the severity of war. It And when [[spoiler: Jasper is finally defeated during the last episodes of season 3, [[RedemptionRejection she rebukes any chance of redemption Steven gives her and refuses to let him save her from sucumbing to TheCorruption]]]]. All of this gives Steven some vital CharacterDevelopment and also gives the show, with its setting being the aftermath of a brutal war, even more depth and realism and satisfied many fans who felt as if Steven's qualities were being taken to unrealistic levels.
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