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22nd Apr '16 6:36:56 PM Kid
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** During the Ten-tails-arc, many characters went out of their way to express how awesome Sakura became, and how she finally caught up to Sasuke and Naruto. While she got to make an memorable showcase of her powers, it doesn't last long before she's [[TheWorfEffect easily beaten by a villain]] or [[DemotedToExtra thrown back into the background]], and it really wasn't any more impressive than what other members of the Konoha 12 had shown- all of whom were completely ignored by those characters.

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** During the Ten-tails-arc, many characters went out of their way to express how awesome Sakura became, and how she finally caught up to Sasuke and Naruto. While she got to make an memorable showcase of her powers, it doesn't last long before she's [[TheWorfEffect easily beaten by a villain]] or [[DemotedToExtra thrown back into the background]], and it really wasn't any more impressive than what other members of the Konoha 12 had shown- all shown--all of whom were completely ignored by those characters.
14th Apr '16 7:49:03 PM eroock
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->"C'mon, Lana! You're amazing!"
-->-- '''''{{Series/Smallville}}''''', "Thirst"

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->"C'mon, ->''"C'mon, Lana! You're amazing!"
amazing!"''
-->-- '''''{{Series/Smallville}}''''', ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', "Thirst"
14th Apr '16 5:58:14 PM IniuriaTalis
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** There's also the infamous moment where Naruto describes [[spoiler:Obito Uchiha]], the man responsible for, among other things, [[spoiler:''the deaths of Naruto's parents'']], as "the coolest guy" simply because he can relate to his dream. Needless to say, fans don't find him nearly as sympathetic.
14th Apr '16 9:15:05 AM Silverblade2
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** The Felicity shilling does not limit to ''Arrow''. In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', everyone fawn over her and Iris west outright gushes that she's "smart, nice, and pretty" and also claims she's a perfet match for Barry after speaking to her once.
9th Apr '16 5:58:45 AM Tropetastic1995
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** Laurel Lance is a frequent offender of this. In early seasons Oliver, Quentin and Tommy all gush about how selfless and noble she is, which is somewhat mismatched with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and vindictive treatment of almost every other character, particularly in Season 2. It doesn't help that the show is absolutely crammed with heroic characters saving people and Laurel spends most of Season 1 being damselled, most of Season 2 descending into drugs and alcohol, and most of Season 3 [[spoiler: hiding her sister's death from her father and trying to become a superhero without any combat training.]] Season 3 has an infamous case when the show shoves two characters under a bus to prop up Laurel, with Felicity - one of Sara's closest friends - telling Laurel she has a light inside of her that Sara never did and can do things she can't. In Season 4 Thea takes over shilling duties and convinces Oliver that he has to stay friends with Laurel because she's always been so close and supportive, despite the fact Laurel's spent most of the series telling Oliver he's a hypocrite, that he'll never be a hero and more than once almost getting him arrested. It also gets subverted, especially during the second half of Season 3 onwards, as she gets plenty a TakeThatScrappy thrown at her, eventually resulting in her receiving major CharacterDevelopment. During Season 4, she settles on being a CoolBigSis to the group and doesn't receive any CharacterShilling at all.

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** Laurel Lance is a frequent offender of this. In this, especially in early seasons seasons. Oliver, Quentin and Tommy all gush about how selfless and noble she is, which is somewhat mismatched with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and vindictive treatment of almost every other character, particularly in Season 2. It doesn't help that the show is absolutely crammed with heroic characters saving people and Laurel spends most of Season 1 being damselled, most of Season 2 descending into drugs and alcohol, and most of Season 3 [[spoiler: hiding her sister's death from her father and trying to become a superhero without any combat training.]] Season 3 has an infamous case when the show shoves two characters under a bus to prop up Laurel, with Felicity - one of Sara's closest friends - telling Laurel she has a light inside of her that Sara never did and can do things she can't. In Season 4 Thea takes over shilling duties and convinces Oliver that he has to stay friends with Laurel because she's always been so close and supportive, despite the fact Laurel's spent most of the series telling Oliver he's a hypocrite, that he'll never be a hero and more than once almost getting him arrested. It However it also gets subverted, [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zagged]] , especially during the second half of Season 3 onwards, as she gets plenty a TakeThatScrappy thrown at her, her over the course of the show. Oliver on multiple occasions tears into her for being an unreasonable person, and her father nearly breaks ties with her because she lied to him about Sara's death. Most of Team Arrow also isn't exactly supportive of her becoming a vigilante, at first. She eventually resulting in her receiving received major CharacterDevelopment. During CharacterDevelopment, TookALevelInKindness, and during Season 4, she settles on being a CoolBigSis to the group and group. She doesn't receive any CharacterShilling at all.all aside from the aforementoined ''one'' instance.
9th Apr '16 5:44:09 AM Tropetastic1995
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** As of Dan Slott's run, however, this has been toned down into effective non-existence and Carlie has been effectively sidelined. However, Carlie has been replaced by Cindy Moon, alias ComicBook/{{Silk}}. She has virtually all of Spider-Man's powers, was bitten by the same spider as him and is a major part of the ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' storyline. People are hoping, though, that her new series will get her away from this.

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** As of Dan Slott's run, however, this has been toned down into effective non-existence and Carlie has been effectively sidelined.sidelined, and even becomes something of a ButtMonkey. However, Carlie has been replaced by Cindy Moon, alias ComicBook/{{Silk}}. She has virtually all of Spider-Man's powers, was bitten by the same spider as him and is a major part of the ''ComicBook/SpiderVerse'' storyline. People are hoping, though, that her new series will get her away from this. At least in Silk's case, Spider-Woman gets to be the AudienceSurrogate and call her out on her many flaws.



** Laurel Lance is a frequent offender of this. In early seasons Oliver, Quentin and Tommy all gush about how selfless and noble she is, which is somewhat mismatched with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and vindictive treatment of almost every other character, particularly in Season 2. It doesn't help that the show is absolutely crammed with heroic characters saving people and Laurel spends most of Season 1 being damselled, most of Season 2 descending into drugs and alcohol, and most of Season 3 [[spoiler: hiding her sister's death from her father and trying to become a superhero without any combat training.]] Season 3 has an infamous case when the show shoves two characters under a bus to prop up Laurel, with Felicity - one of Sara's closest friends - telling Laurel she has a light inside of her that Sara never did and can do things she can't. In Season 4 Thea takes over shilling duties and convinces Oliver that he has to stay friends with Laurel because she's always been so close and supportive, despite the fact Laurel's spent most of the series telling Oliver he's a hypocrite, that he'll never be a hero and more than once almost getting him arrested. It also gets subverted, especially during the second half of Season 3 onwards, as she gets plenty a TakeThatScrappy thrown at her, eventually resulting in her receiving major CharacterDevelopment. During Season 4, she settles on being a CoolBigSis to the group and doesn't receive any CHaracterShilling at all.
** Conversely, Felicity seemed to adopt most of the traits that had previously made Laurel so unlikable. Aside from being a SpotlightStealingSquad and adopting an ItsAllAboutMe attitude, she becomes such a CreatorsPet that even the villains end up giving her praise, and all of the supporting cast can't go an episode without claiming how "perfect" she is for Oliver. Most egregously,[[Spoiler:[[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Laurel's]] death scene is devoted to propping up Felicity as Oliver's OneTrueLove.]]

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** Laurel Lance is a frequent offender of this. In early seasons Oliver, Quentin and Tommy all gush about how selfless and noble she is, which is somewhat mismatched with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and vindictive treatment of almost every other character, particularly in Season 2. It doesn't help that the show is absolutely crammed with heroic characters saving people and Laurel spends most of Season 1 being damselled, most of Season 2 descending into drugs and alcohol, and most of Season 3 [[spoiler: hiding her sister's death from her father and trying to become a superhero without any combat training.]] Season 3 has an infamous case when the show shoves two characters under a bus to prop up Laurel, with Felicity - one of Sara's closest friends - telling Laurel she has a light inside of her that Sara never did and can do things she can't. In Season 4 Thea takes over shilling duties and convinces Oliver that he has to stay friends with Laurel because she's always been so close and supportive, despite the fact Laurel's spent most of the series telling Oliver he's a hypocrite, that he'll never be a hero and more than once almost getting him arrested. It also gets subverted, especially during the second half of Season 3 onwards, as she gets plenty a TakeThatScrappy thrown at her, eventually resulting in her receiving major CharacterDevelopment. During Season 4, she settles on being a CoolBigSis to the group and doesn't receive any CHaracterShilling CharacterShilling at all.
** Conversely, Felicity seemed to adopt most of the traits that had previously made Laurel so unlikable. Aside from being a SpotlightStealingSquad and adopting an ItsAllAboutMe attitude, she becomes such a CreatorsPet that even the villains end up giving her praise, and all of the supporting cast can't go an episode without claiming how "perfect" she is for Oliver. Most egregously,[[Spoiler:[[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap egregously, [[spoiler:[[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Laurel's]] death scene is devoted to propping up Felicity as Oliver's OneTrueLove.]]
9th Apr '16 5:40:18 AM Tropetastic1995
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** Laurel Lance is a frequent offender of this. In early seasons Oliver, Quentin and Tommy all gush about how selfless and noble she is, which is somewhat mismatched with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and vindictive treatment of almost every other character, particularly in Season 2. It doesn't help that the show is absolutely crammed with heroic characters saving people and Laurel spends most of Season 1 being damselled, most of Season 2 descending into drugs and alcohol, and most of Season 3 [[spoiler: hiding her sister's death from her father and trying to become a superhero without any combat training.]] Season 3 has an infamous case when the show shoves two characters under a bus to prop up Laurel, with Felicity - one of Sara's closest friends - telling Laurel she has a light inside of her that Sara never did and can do things she can't. In Season 4 Thea takes over shilling duties and convinces Oliver that he has to stay friends with Laurel because she's always been so close and supportive, despite the fact Laurel's spent most of the series telling Oliver he's a hypocrite, that he'll never be a hero and more than once almost getting him arrested.

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** Laurel Lance is a frequent offender of this. In early seasons Oliver, Quentin and Tommy all gush about how selfless and noble she is, which is somewhat mismatched with her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and vindictive treatment of almost every other character, particularly in Season 2. It doesn't help that the show is absolutely crammed with heroic characters saving people and Laurel spends most of Season 1 being damselled, most of Season 2 descending into drugs and alcohol, and most of Season 3 [[spoiler: hiding her sister's death from her father and trying to become a superhero without any combat training.]] Season 3 has an infamous case when the show shoves two characters under a bus to prop up Laurel, with Felicity - one of Sara's closest friends - telling Laurel she has a light inside of her that Sara never did and can do things she can't. In Season 4 Thea takes over shilling duties and convinces Oliver that he has to stay friends with Laurel because she's always been so close and supportive, despite the fact Laurel's spent most of the series telling Oliver he's a hypocrite, that he'll never be a hero and more than once almost getting him arrested. It also gets subverted, especially during the second half of Season 3 onwards, as she gets plenty a TakeThatScrappy thrown at her, eventually resulting in her receiving major CharacterDevelopment. During Season 4, she settles on being a CoolBigSis to the group and doesn't receive any CHaracterShilling at all.
** Conversely, Felicity seemed to adopt most of the traits that had previously made Laurel so unlikable. Aside from being a SpotlightStealingSquad and adopting an ItsAllAboutMe attitude, she becomes such a CreatorsPet that even the villains end up giving her praise, and all of the supporting cast can't go an episode without claiming how "perfect" she is for Oliver. Most egregously,[[Spoiler:[[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Laurel's]] death scene is devoted to propping up Felicity as Oliver's OneTrueLove.]]
2nd Apr '16 10:28:41 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Showrunners gradually became aware that the conflict between Debra and Marie was polling well with certain key demographics, and began playing up this conflict to the point where it became the show's new focus, and became intent on shilling Debra as much as humanly possible (while Marie was an elderly lady who represented a PeripheryDemographic, Debra was an attractive soccer mom who could be more easily marketed as "relatable" to the Baby Boomers who made up the show's core audience). To that end, the show began making her ProgressivelyPrettier and began portraying her as being always right, even when she clearly wasn't (whenever she resorted to physical and emotional abuse against her husband, the show always portrayed it as a YouGoGirl moment). They also began trying to make her husband more doofus-like, in order to make her seem more sympathetic (instead, it ended up being a BaseBreaker; their tactics worked on a portion of the audience, who think she's a saint, but the rest find Debra to be a smug and utterly annoying KarmaHoudini who gets away with domestic abuse on her husband thanks to a DoubleStandard). Her descent into Sue-dom has been a point of contention among the fanbase ever since.
* ''{{Friends}}'': Rachel. Other characters consistently talk about how beautiful and sexy she is, about her bravery in making it on her own, her being a 'career woman' and later how she's a great [[spoiler: mother]]. Three regular characters are DevotedToYou towards her at different parts in the series, and want nothing more than to be with her. She's not noticeably more attractive than Monica or Phoebe (just more into her looks), she's no more dedicated to her career than most of the gang and actually seems lazy in comparison to Ross and Monica, her [[spoiler: mothering skills]] are laughable at best and neglectful at worst. And truthfully as a girlfriend she's ''extremely'' difficult to please so why so many men are crazy about her is confusing.

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* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'': ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Showrunners gradually became aware that the conflict between Debra and Marie was polling well with certain key demographics, and began playing up this conflict to the point where it became the show's new focus, and became intent on shilling Debra as much as humanly possible (while Marie was an elderly lady who represented a PeripheryDemographic, Debra was an attractive soccer mom who could be more easily marketed as "relatable" to the Baby Boomers who made up the show's core audience). To that end, the show began making her ProgressivelyPrettier and began portraying her as being always right, even when she clearly wasn't (whenever she resorted to physical and emotional abuse against her husband, the show always portrayed it as a YouGoGirl moment). They also began trying to make her husband more doofus-like, in order to make her seem more sympathetic (instead, it ended up being a BaseBreaker; their tactics worked on a portion of the audience, who think she's a saint, but the rest find Debra to be a smug and utterly annoying KarmaHoudini who gets away with domestic abuse on her husband thanks to a DoubleStandard). Her descent into Sue-dom has been a point of contention among the fanbase ever since.
* ''{{Friends}}'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Rachel. Other characters consistently talk about how beautiful and sexy she is, about her bravery in making it on her own, her being a 'career woman' and later how she's a great [[spoiler: mother]]. Three regular characters are DevotedToYou towards her at different parts in the series, and want nothing more than to be with her. She's not noticeably more attractive than Monica or Phoebe (just more into her looks), she's no more dedicated to her career than most of the gang and actually seems lazy in comparison to Ross and Monica, her [[spoiler: mothering skills]] are laughable at best and neglectful at worst. And truthfully as a girlfriend she's ''extremely'' difficult to please so why so many men are crazy about her is confusing.
23rd Mar '16 8:51:04 AM XSpectreGreyX
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** Hal Jordan tended to get Shilled a lot himself before Kyle Rayner came along. Other characters frequently declared Hal the greatest Green Lantern of all time - an impressive claim for an organization that has thousands of members at a time and has been in existence for ''three billion years''. In actuality, while Hal was generally good at his job, he frequently got knocked around by foes nowhere near his league, and was infamously unimaginative, tending to default to giant boxing gloves. This was generally avoided when he returned, with writer GeoffJohns being careful to give all the human Lanterns moments in the sun, and requiring Hal to earn other people's respect, but occasionally someone like Batman will still revert to uncharacteristic gushing.

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** Hal Jordan tended to get Shilled a lot himself before Kyle Rayner came along. Other characters frequently declared Hal the greatest Green Lantern of all time - an impressive claim for an organization that has thousands of members at a time and has been in existence for ''three billion years''. In actuality, while Hal was generally good at his job, he frequently got knocked around by foes nowhere near his league, and was infamously unimaginative, tending to default to giant boxing gloves. This was generally avoided when he returned, with writer GeoffJohns being careful to give all the human Lanterns moments in the sun, and requiring Hal to earn other people's respect, but occasionally someone like Batman will still revert to uncharacteristic gushing. Played straight later in Johns' run, when Hal was once again specifically called the Greatest Green Lantern.
19th Mar '16 4:18:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheWire'': A lot of characters in the third season comment on just how bad and cold Marlo Stanfield is, actually saying that he's "for real". As it turns out, he really is.

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* ''Series/TheWire'': A lot of characters in the third season comment on just how bad and cold Marlo Stanfield is, actually saying that he's "for real". As it turns out, he really is.is, starting a reign of terror that eclipses that of the Barksdale crew.
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