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22nd Aug '16 1:55:09 AM WolfThunder
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* By the time of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Extend'', [[EnsembleDarkhorse Makoto Nanaya]] has been enjoying quite a bit shilling for someone who's just minding her own business rather than taking part of the plot actively. Hazama considers her a SpannerInTheWorks, Relius Clover becomes obsessed with her apparent 'strong soul', as he described, and the one moment she met the resident snobby bitch Rachel... the latter wasn't even being snobby and instead praising her like hell. Whether she lived up to the shilling is for the sequel to report.

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* By the time of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Extend'', [[EnsembleDarkhorse Makoto Nanaya]] has been enjoying quite a bit shilling for someone who's just minding her own business rather than taking part of the plot actively. Hazama considers her a SpannerInTheWorks, Relius Clover becomes obsessed with her apparent 'strong soul', as he described, and the one moment she met the resident snobby bitch Rachel... Rachel, the latter wasn't even being snobby and instead praising her like hell. Whether she lived up to the shilling is for the sequel to report.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', several characters go on about how beautiful, intelligent, charismatic etc Mitsuru Kirijo is.

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* %%* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', several characters go on about how beautiful, intelligent, charismatic etc Mitsuru Kirijo is.
21st Aug '16 5:26:51 PM IniuriaTalis
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* In ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'', many readers got annoyed by how completely flawless and perfect for Elliot [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Ashley]] seems to be. Fans even began theorizing that she must be a BitchInSheepsClothing or some kind of villainess manipulating him. The author responded with a strip where [[PhysicalGoddess Pandora]] notes that Ashley would be the perfect receptacle for being marked with magic powers, but that she is [[IncorruptiblePurePureness so deeply and sincerely pure and good that]] Pandora can't use her.
21st Aug '16 5:16:15 PM pinkdalek
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** When the Doctor starts introducing Sarah Jane to other characters as "my best friend" it was a really big deal, especially at the time. The Doctor had ''never'' talked about companions that way before! When K-9 gets introduced and the Doctor is referring to him as his 'best friend' despite only knowing him for a couple of episodes, it comes across as an attempt to force a mascot. (Not to mention, it's a bit harsh towards Leela, who he's known for longer and who he seems to like more.)

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** When the Doctor starts introducing Sarah Jane to other characters as "my best friend" it was a really big deal, especially at deal - the time. The Doctor had ''never'' talked about companions that way before! When - but felt earned, as she'd been companion for three seasons and carried the audience through a drastic Doctor changeover. So, when K-9 gets introduced and the Doctor is referring to him as his 'best friend' despite only knowing him for a couple of episodes, it comes across as an attempt to force a mascot. (Not to mention, it's a bit harsh towards Leela, who he's known for longer and who he seems to like more.)
11th Aug '16 12:09:48 PM CynicalPeafowl
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*** And now with Legion the [[spoiler:recent reveal that Vol'jin dies in Legion after being stabbed in the gut by a mook Felguard and dying slowly of poison people see Sylvanas as being shilled through the Broken Shore intro, her being shown as competent and leading the Horde whilst Vol'jin and Thrall are left beaten by the Legion, players feel that Sylvanas' appointment as Warchief comes at the expense of Vol'jin, completely wasting his character just to make Sylvanas look good. /spoiler]]
10th Aug '16 10:59:07 PM TeraChimera
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* In ''Film/JohnWick'', Viggo gives a three-minute speech to Iosef about John that boils down to, "That man you pissed off is the biggest {{badass}} in the room." It's completely confirmed when the very next scene shows a dozen hitman invading John's house before [[OneManArmy he massacres them all without breaking a sweat]], and helps to establish John's status as TheDreaded among the criminal underworld.
8th Aug '16 7:17:23 AM Sapphirea2
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** We're repeatedly informed throughout Series 9 (her final season) that Clara Oswald, after Series 7B and 8 made her one of the most important companions ever, has become just like the Doctor -- and that ''because'' she's so perfectly compatible with him they MUST part for good. Out of his deep affection for her, the Doctor ends up becoming a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds after she [[spoiler: is Killed Off for Real in a Senseless Sacrifice]] (which ''is'' something he's not used to/equipped to handle regarding companions) and can only move past his anguish with the help of [[spoiler: Mind Rape to forget her, or at least what made him care for her so deeply]]. But very little of her Doctor-like behaviour -- mostly outwitting villains by lying to them and, later, being a PragmaticHero focusing on the bigger picture when the chips are down -- is out of the ordinary for companions. Superficial acts such as using the sonic screwdriver? Always taking an active role in events rather than just running around asking questions, twisting her ankle and screaming? [[DeadUnicornTrope Most companions did that too!]] And the Doctor's had other companions who were effectively {{Distaff Counterpart}}s (Romana, River Song) or made Doctor-like over the course of their character arc (Jo, Sarah Jane, Leela, Ace, and, yes, Rose), many of whom he had extremely close -- if usually platonic -- relationships with; none of them were ever presented as his soulmate and uniquely ''dangerous'' to him for all that. Some of this mostly-negative shilling of Clara and [[spoiler: the mind wipe]] might have been to preemptively ensure the Doctor and the show didn't repeat his post-Rose moping, which otherwise would have been the only realistic option considering Clara's role in his many lives. Instead he developed long-overdue skills for coping with loss; even if [[spoiler: his memories return and/or their paths cross]], their relationship won't be the same.

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** We're repeatedly informed throughout Series 9 (her final season) last) that Clara Oswald, after Series 7B and 8 made her one of the most important companions ever, '''ever''', has become just like the Doctor -- and that ''because'' she's so perfectly compatible with him they MUST '''must''' part for good. Out Partially out of his deep affection love for her, her[[note]]the torture he undergoes after the spoiler-tagged event is the other part[[/note]], the Doctor ends up becoming becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds after she [[spoiler: is Killed Off for Real in a Senseless Sacrifice]] (which ''is'' something he's not used to/equipped to handle regarding companions) and can only move past his anguish with the help of [[spoiler: Mind Rape to forget her, or at least what made him care for her so deeply]]. But very little of her Doctor-like behaviour -- mostly outwitting villains by lying to them and, later, being a PragmaticHero focusing on the bigger picture when the chips are down -- is out of the ordinary for companions. Superficial acts such as using the sonic screwdriver? Always taking an active role in events rather than just running around asking questions, twisting her ankle and screaming? [[DeadUnicornTrope Most companions did do that too!]] And the Doctor's he's had other companions companions/associates who were are effectively {{Distaff Counterpart}}s (Romana, River Song) or made Doctor-like over the course of their character arc (Jo, Sarah Jane, Leela, Ace, and, yes, Rose), many some of whom he had has extremely close -- if (if usually platonic -- platonic) relationships with; none with. None of them were ever ''them'' are presented as his soulmate "soulmate" and thus uniquely ''dangerous'' dangerous to him for all that. him. Some of this mostly-negative shilling of Clara and [[spoiler: the mind wipe]] might may have been to preemptively ensure the Doctor and the show didn't repeat his post-Rose moping, which otherwise would have been was the only realistic option considering Clara's role in his many lives. Instead he developed long-overdue skills for coping with loss; even significance. Even if [[spoiler: his memories return and/or their paths cross]], their relationship won't be the same.
31st Jul '16 8:58:49 PM ladililn
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Riley. While maybe not nearly as bad as a lot of other examples, he was hyped up to be Buffy's new "love", with other characters frequently describing him as "a great guy" and "the best thing that ever happened to Buffy". Yet he held no chemistry with Buffy, had nothing in common with her outside of demon hunting, constantly whined about how Buffy didn't "need" him, knew Buffy didn't really love him and yet stuck around anyway, put himself in danger just to "prove" himself to her, cheated on her with vampire whores and then had the gall to blame her for it... Need we go on?
31st Jul '16 8:53:16 PM ladililn
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* Essentially, expect this to happen if a fanfic contains a Mary Sue. Everyone will praise xir like no tommorow, and be excused should xie do wrong upon others.

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* Essentially, expect this to happen if a fanfic contains a Mary Sue. Sue (or Gary Stu). Everyone will praise xir them like no tommorow, and be excused should xie they do wrong upon others.
31st Jul '16 8:31:13 AM nombretomado
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** It really doesn't help that the story does this for the entire [[DCComics DC Universe]] at the expense of the Marvel Universe, something which is being slowly rectified.

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** It really doesn't help that the story does this for the entire [[DCComics [[Creator/DCComics DC Universe]] at the expense of the Marvel Universe, something which is being slowly rectified.
27th Jul '16 7:00:44 AM pinkdalek
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** When the Doctor starts introducing Sarah Jane to other characters as "my best friend" it was a really big deal, especially at the time. The Doctor had ''never'' talked about companions that way before! When K-9 gets introduced and the Doctor is referring to him as his 'best friend' despite only knowing him for a couple of episodes, it comes across as an attempt to force a mascot. (Not to mention, it's a bit harsh towards Leela, who he's known for longer and who he seems to like more.)
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