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20th Mar '17 1:18:32 AM annette12
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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. Ned and Moze. Averted with their friend Cookie who is an ExtravertedNerd.

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'':
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Ned is cute, clever, friendly, open towards everyone and Moze. gives great tips, but he isn't very popular.
** Moze played with the trope. Even if she has the looks, the personality, great grades, and is the ace of several school teams, she is not part of the popular crowd. In early episodes she struggles to make female friends, and mainly hangs out with Ned, Cookie or other not-so-cool kids. However, she's much more popular than she realizes; in the episode "Popularity" she finds out that she is in the Top 10 of a popularity list on the school's website, but she eventually finds the other "cool" students annoying and prefers hanging out with her old friends.
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Averted with their friend Cookie who is an ExtravertedNerd.
26th Feb '17 9:03:49 PM TheCuza
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Completely parodied in an episode wherein Jerry dates a girl who seems to be perfect (smart, attractive, funny, friendly) but is ostracized by her own friends. Later, even Kramer and George sit Jerry down to tell him he can do better (heavily implying there is something very wrong with this girl), despite her obvious positive and desirable attributes. Everyone but Jerry seems able to tell this girl is a super loser in some way (which they never clarify), so he puts her to the ultimate test, meeting his parents. They ''love'' her and he immediately begins to think poorly of her as a result. What exactly people were seeing wrong with her is never explained.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': Completely parodied in an episode wherein Jerry dates a girl woman who seems to be perfect (smart, attractive, funny, friendly) friendly), but is ostracized by her own friends. Later, even friends treat her like a total loser and act like Jerry is doing her a favour by going out with her. After George and Kramer and George sit Jerry down to tell him he meet her, they actually ''stage an intervention'' because they can do better (heavily implying there is clearly see something very wrong with this girl), despite her obvious positive the woman and desirable attributes. Everyone but think Jerry seems able must be losing it to tell even consider giving her the time of day. Jerry is utterly baffled at what is so unappealing about her, and in his sheer desperation for ''somebody'' to approve of his relationship with this girl is a super loser in some way (which they never clarify), so woman, he puts introduces her to the ultimate test, meeting his parents. They ''love'' end up ''loving'' her... [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame which causes]] ''[[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame Jerry]]'' [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame to not like her and he immediately begins to think poorly of her as a result. What exactly people were seeing wrong with her is never explained.anymore]].
9th Feb '17 5:01:49 PM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'' Jasper is a very knowledgeable, resourful, and brave colt who can makes flames with his horn, and he's despised by his hometown. It is Justified, [[spoiler: Promise is a community run by Earth Pony supremacists, who mistreat poor Jasper for being a unicorn. Thankfully, Trixie does see potential in Jasper,and having bonded over the course of the story, [[HappilyAdopted adopts the colt to take him out of his toxic environment]] ]].

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* ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'' ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'': Jasper is a very knowledgeable, resourful, resourceful, and brave colt who can makes make flames with ''with his horn, horn'', and he's despised and bullied by his hometown. It is Justified, As it turns out, [[spoiler: [[JustifiedTrope Promise is a community run by Earth Pony supremacists, supremacists]], who mistreat poor Jasper for being a unicorn. Thankfully, Trixie does see potential in Jasper,and having bonded over the course of the story, [[HappilyAdopted adopts the colt to take him out of his toxic environment]] ]].
9th Feb '17 5:00:06 PM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/AGreatAndPowerfulHeart'' Jasper is a very knowledgeable, resourful, and brave colt who can makes flames with his horn, and he's despised by his hometown. It is Justified, [[spoiler: Promise is a community run by Earth Pony supremacists, who mistreat poor Jasper for being a unicorn. Thankfully, Trixie does see potential in Jasper,and having bonded over the course of the story, [[HappilyAdopted adopts the colt to take him out of his toxic environment]] ]].
2nd Feb '17 8:50:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TotalDrama'': Noah seems to be an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: he's a TeenGenius, AmbiguouslyGay and DeadpanSnarker, all of which could theoretically make him treated like a loser, but [[AllThereInTheManual his official bio and entry video]] show that he's class president and seems to be popular at his school, in part because he's smart enough to get on people's good side.

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* ''TotalDrama'': ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': Noah seems to be an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: he's a TeenGenius, AmbiguouslyGay and DeadpanSnarker, all of which could theoretically make him treated like a loser, but [[AllThereInTheManual his official bio and entry video]] show that he's class president and seems to be popular at his school, in part because he's smart enough to get on people's good side.
20th Jan '17 8:32:00 PM YgothanEru
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*** His family is another large reason for this. As mentioned above, msot of his older brothers are quite cool and all have accomplished or accomplishing many things in their own fields. This meants that Ron can't (or at least, feels like he can't) ever live up to them or find a particular skill that sets him apart. Even some of the things that make him "cool," like Quidditch, are things his brothers were already well-known for before him. Throw in that his other best friend is a verifiable genius and he's just generally OvershadowedByAwesome. Hinted at by his looking in the Mirror of Erised, which reveals hisdesire to surpass them all and explored by how the above two gives him some self-esteem issues (that the Horcrux in Book 7 exploits ''viciously.'')

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*** His family is another large reason for this. As mentioned above, msot most of his older brothers are quite cool and all have accomplished or are accomplishing many things in their own fields. This meants means that Ron can't (or at least, least feels like he can't) ever live up to them or find a particular skill that sets him apart. Even some of the things that make him "cool," like Quidditch, are things his brothers were already well-known for before him. Throw in that his other best friend is a verifiable genius and he's just generally OvershadowedByAwesome. Hinted at by his looking in the Mirror of Erised, which reveals hisdesire his desire to surpass them all and explored by how the above two gives him some self-esteem issues (that the Horcrux in Book 7 exploits ''viciously.'')
20th Jan '17 8:26:23 PM YgothanEru
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*** In ''Goblet of Fire'' he's ostracized for entering the Triwizard contest ("Harry is a cheating cheater!"). Though it's mroe of Malfoy and his cronies promoting this and once Harry compeltes the First Task, most of the issues die down.
*** In ''Order of the Phoenix,'' he defended himself and DUdley from Dementors and due to the events of the last book, he and Dumbledore have begun getting slandered by he Ministry of Magic and various others.

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*** In ''Goblet of Fire'' he's ostracized for entering the Triwizard contest ("Harry is a cheating cheater!"). Though it's mroe more of Malfoy and his cronies promoting this and once Harry compeltes completes the First Task, most of the issues die down.
*** In ''Order of the Phoenix,'' he defended himself and DUdley Dudley from Dementors and due to the events of the last book, he and Dumbledore have begun getting slandered by he the Ministry of Magic and various others.
19th Dec '16 3:00:48 AM ectostar
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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': While Tucker and Sam fit the bill, Danny seems to be bigger loser than both put together for no other reason than the sake of it. That and to allot for a lot of scenes with the JerkJock/school bully. His parents' reputation as [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents loony ghost hunters]] may have something to do with it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': While Tucker and Sam fit the bill, Danny seems to be bigger loser than both put together for no other reason than the sake of it. That and to allot for a lot of scenes with the JerkJock/school bully.JerkJock and[=/=]or TheBully. His parents' reputation as [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents loony ghost hunters]] may have something to do with it.
30th Oct '16 3:59:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SpiderMan'': Peter Parker is (to the reader) a handsome, highly intelligent, funny guy who used to be HappilyMarried to a [[HeroesWantRedheads stunning red-haired supermodel]], and now is a relatively successful freelance photographer (he was retconned to have won a pulitzer for his picture taking skills). In real life, he'd be amazingly popular. In MarvelUniverse Manhattan, though, he's all but completely ostracized from his peers because...well...he's [[ThisLoserIsYou Peter Parker]]. Though it's more true, to varying degrees, in adaptations like ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' and various animated series that focus on his highschool life; in the original comics, he was only really ostracized when he was a teenager, and during that time he was a very shy kid prone to glaring angrily at the In-Crowd while muttering how they'll all learn one day. Once he grew up and actually ''became'' handsome and funny, did he get friends. It's only after One More Day that he became this, when it removed his marriage, his career, and his social skills and had everyone treat him like crap for no apparent reason. Then it's changed by the new Big Time era, complete with his alter ego Spider-Man beginning to become a trusted and respected hero amongst New York.
* In the ''XMenEvolution'' tie in comics, written by Devin Grayson, in that twice people refer to the Xavier kids as freaks or make a deal about how 'weird' they are...despite the fact that Jean is shown to be VERY popular in the actual TV series, and Scott and Kurt, while not shown as particularly popular, are shown to be very good at [[NiceGuy making girls dig them]]. While it's once mentioned that Jean is considered 'Ok', and someone makes reference to having a crush on Scott, it really comes off as weird that it's made into a minor plot point despite it never coming up in the series... until TheReveal, but the comics are based before that happening.

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* ''SpiderMan'': ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker is (to the reader) a handsome, highly intelligent, funny guy who used to be HappilyMarried to a [[HeroesWantRedheads stunning red-haired supermodel]], and now is a relatively successful freelance photographer (he was retconned to have won a pulitzer for his picture taking skills). In real life, he'd be amazingly popular. In MarvelUniverse Manhattan, though, he's all but completely ostracized from his peers because...well...he's [[ThisLoserIsYou Peter Parker]]. Though it's more true, to varying degrees, in adaptations like ''Comicbook/UltimateSpiderMan'' and various animated series that focus on his highschool life; in the original comics, he was only really ostracized when he was a teenager, and during that time he was a very shy kid prone to glaring angrily at the In-Crowd while muttering how they'll all learn one day. Once he grew up and actually ''became'' handsome and funny, did he get friends. It's only after One More Day that he became this, when it removed his marriage, his career, and his social skills and had everyone treat him like crap for no apparent reason. Then it's changed by the new Big Time era, complete with his alter ego Spider-Man beginning to become a trusted and respected hero amongst New York.
* In the ''XMenEvolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' tie in comics, written by Devin Grayson, in that twice people refer to the Xavier kids as freaks or make a deal about how 'weird' they are...despite the fact that Jean is shown to be VERY popular in the actual TV series, and Scott and Kurt, while not shown as particularly popular, are shown to be very good at [[NiceGuy making girls dig them]]. While it's once mentioned that Jean is considered 'Ok', and someone makes reference to having a crush on Scott, it really comes off as weird that it's made into a minor plot point despite it never coming up in the series... until TheReveal, but the comics are based before that happening.
30th Oct '16 3:58:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kazuya Jonouchi (Joey Wheeler) after his HeelFaceTurn in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. He's fairly attractive, friendly, and a pretty {{Badass}} duelist, and yet is constantly the target of bullying and [[ButtMonkey mean-spirited jokes]] from [[BadassNormal professional duelists and arc enemies]], [[TheRival Kaiba]], and even (until ''his'' HeelFaceTurn) [[EvilPowerVacuum Honda]] (Tristan Taylor).

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* Kazuya Jonouchi (Joey Wheeler) after his HeelFaceTurn in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. He's fairly attractive, friendly, and a pretty {{Badass}} badass duelist, and yet is constantly the target of bullying and [[ButtMonkey mean-spirited jokes]] from [[BadassNormal professional duelists and arc enemies]], [[TheRival Kaiba]], and even (until ''his'' HeelFaceTurn) [[EvilPowerVacuum Honda]] (Tristan Taylor).
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