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23rd Aug '16 1:06:57 PM LaptopGuy
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* Whenever a OneHitWonder releases a new single that becomes a hit, this happens. The most notables examples being Music/JasonMraz with "I'm Yours" and The Chainsmokers with "Roses".

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* Whenever a OneHitWonder releases a new single that becomes a hit, this happens. The most notables examples being Music/JasonMraz with "I'm Yours" and Yours", The Chainsmokers with "Roses"."Roses", and Mike Posner with "I Took a Pill in Ibiza".
3rd Aug '16 8:38:42 PM merotoker
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* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' does a combination of this and AlasPoorScrappy with [[spoiler:the ''entire G3 world''. The biggest complaint about G3 were the characters were bland and seemed to all have the same personality and stuck so close to the model it was hard to tell them apart.]] So how does the fic do this? [[spoiler:TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Their universe begins to ''die'' because the spell used to make their world "perfect" violates the laws of magic and the laws of the universe to the point it begins to ''break'', and threaten to take the timeline with it. The only way to stop this is with a CosmicRetcon by [[PhysicalGod the Alicorns and Draconequi]], essentially erasing the timeline, and its inhabitants, from existence so the timeline can be saved. As their world dies, the characters TakeALevelInBadass and undergrow character growth in response to what they're faced with, becoming complex and likable characters...which makes it that much of a TearJerker when they ultimately fail to save their world in the end, resulting in the creation of the G4 timeline.]]
* [[Manga/DeathNote Misa]] becomes a BadAss in ''FanFic/GodsOfThisNewWorld'' [[spoiler: in her DyingMomentOfAwesome]]- the BigBad [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbed her in the chest]] [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow with a sword]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend but when he threatens her Light]] [[TheDeterminator she gets up and keeps fighting him anyway]]!
* ''FanFic/ThanksKyubey'' does this for Kyubey, the JackassGenie[[spoiler:/BigBad]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' by playing the MentorMascot trope [[spoiler: ''straight'' instead of subverting it]] and giving Kyubey emotions [[spoiler: as an experiment by the Incubators in response to complaints for using humans.]] Kyubey returns the favor [[spoiler: by hitting the ResetButton, reviving Gertrud and Charlotte and [[BroughtDownToNormal bringing the Puella Magi down to normal]] and is rewarded by turning into a white haired girl. Much to Sayaka and Mami's ire.]]

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* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' does a combination of this and AlasPoorScrappy with [[spoiler:the ''entire G3 world''. The biggest complaint about G3 were the characters were bland and seemed to all have the same personality and stuck so close to the model it was hard to tell them apart.]] apart]]. So how does the fic do this? [[spoiler:TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Their universe begins to ''die'' because the spell used to make their world "perfect" violates the laws of magic and the laws of the universe to the point it begins to ''break'', and threaten to take the timeline with it. The only way to stop this is with a CosmicRetcon by [[PhysicalGod the Alicorns and Draconequi]], essentially erasing the timeline, and its inhabitants, from existence so the timeline can be saved. As their world dies, the characters TakeALevelInBadass TookALevelInBadass and undergrow character growth in response to what they're faced with, becoming complex and likable characters...which makes it that much of a TearJerker when they ultimately fail to save their world in the end, resulting in the creation of the G4 timeline.]]
* [[Manga/DeathNote Misa]] becomes a BadAss in ''FanFic/GodsOfThisNewWorld'' [[spoiler: in her DyingMomentOfAwesome]]- the BigBad [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbed her in the chest]] [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow with a sword]] [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend but when he threatens her Light]] [[TheDeterminator [[{{Determinator}} she gets up and keeps fighting him anyway]]!
* ''FanFic/ThanksKyubey'' does this for Kyubey, the JackassGenie[[spoiler:/BigBad]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' by playing the MentorMascot trope [[spoiler: ''straight'' instead of subverting it]] and giving Kyubey emotions [[spoiler: as an experiment by the Incubators in response to complaints for using humans.]] humans]]. Kyubey returns the favor [[spoiler: by hitting the ResetButton, reviving Gertrud and Charlotte and [[BroughtDownToNormal bringing the Puella Magi down to normal]] and is rewarded by turning into a white haired girl. Much to Sayaka and Mami's ire.]]ire]].



* Erickson in ''Film/SawVI''. In the standard year-long wait between ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' films, Erickson had become something of an in-joke with the fanbase for his ever-present bluetooth headset, as well as what was seen as his "unfortunate status" of being the last good guy still standing (and seeming to blindly play his role in TheChessmaster's latest plan, at that). ''Saw VI''... changed that, and to say how without spoilers is impossible. [[spoiler:The first scene Erickson appears in in the film's present timeline has him revealing that he had helped fake a fellow FBI agent's demise for the sake of effectively putting her out of harm's way, so the two of them would have the time and evidence necessary to convict Jigsaw's living apprentice. Granted, he kills both of them, but he has to TakeALevelInBadass to do so, and they make him sweat heavily in the process.]]

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* Erickson in ''Film/SawVI''. In the standard year-long wait between ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' films, Erickson had become something of an in-joke with the fanbase for his ever-present bluetooth headset, as well as what was seen as his "unfortunate status" of being the last good guy still standing (and seeming to blindly play his role in TheChessmaster's latest plan, at that). ''Saw VI''... changed that, and to say how without spoilers is impossible. [[spoiler:The first scene Erickson appears in in the film's present timeline has him revealing that he had helped fake a fellow FBI agent's demise for the sake of effectively putting her out of harm's way, so the two of them would have the time and evidence necessary to convict Jigsaw's living apprentice. Granted, he kills both of them, but he has to TakeALevelInBadass [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] to do so, and they make him sweat heavily in the process.]]



** Before the movie's release Evan Peters' portrayal Quicksilver was already being highly criticized for a) not being the same as Aaron Taylor-Johnson in ''Avengers: The Age of Ultron'' and b) his costume, which many called ridiculous. When the people got to see him in the actual film though, the public's opinion of him changed radically after the [[OneSceneWonder Kitchen Scene]].

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** Before the movie's release Evan Peters' portrayal of Quicksilver was already being highly criticized for a) not being the same as Aaron Taylor-Johnson in ''Avengers: The Age of Ultron'' ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and b) his costume, which many called ridiculous. When the people got to see him in the actual film though, the public's opinion of him changed radically after the [[OneSceneWonder Kitchen Scene]].



* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Corelle is a case of [[BigBrotherBully BigSisterBully]] at the beginning of the novel. However, after she gets severely punished for her misbehaviour [[spoiler: the punishment consists of having taken away everything she owns, except for her working clothes and guns]] she redeems herself by not whining about the punishment and protecting Jerin. At one point she even rescues him from dancing with a woman who embarasses him, and comes up with a witty retort when the woman, who is a noble, objects.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' Corelle is a case of [[BigBrotherBully BigSisterBully]] at the beginning of the novel. However, after she gets severely punished for her misbehaviour [[spoiler: the punishment consists of having taken away everything she owns, except for her working clothes and guns]] she redeems herself by not whining about the punishment and protecting Jerin. At one point she even rescues him from dancing with a woman who embarasses embarrasses him, and comes up with a witty retort when the woman, who is a noble, objects.



** But come ''WarriorCatsOmenOfTheStars'' Berrynose goes through CharacterDevelopment and became much more popular.
** Millie gets this treatment in the fifth book of ''[[WarriorCatsOmenOfTheStars Omen of the Stars]]'' due to sticking up for Hollyleaf and Cinderheart as well as not obsessing over Briarlight.
** Inverted with Onestar. In the [[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries first arc]] when he was Onewhisker, he was an EnsembleDarkHorse. However, in ''WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy'' he [[TookALevelInJerkass takes a level in jerkass]] after becoming Onestar and by the [[Literature/WarriorCatsPowerOfThree third arc]] he became a full on scrappy.

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** But come ''WarriorCatsOmenOfTheStars'' ''Literature/WarriorCatsOmenOfTheStars'' Berrynose goes through CharacterDevelopment and became much more popular.
** Millie gets this treatment in the fifth book of ''[[WarriorCatsOmenOfTheStars ''[[Literature/WarriorCatsOmenOfTheStars Omen of the Stars]]'' due to sticking up for Hollyleaf and Cinderheart as well as not obsessing over Briarlight.
** Inverted with Onestar. In the [[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries [[Literature/WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries first arc]] when he was Onewhisker, he was an EnsembleDarkHorse. However, in ''WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy'' ''Literature/WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy'' he [[TookALevelInJerkass takes a level in jerkass]] after becoming Onestar and by the [[Literature/WarriorCatsPowerOfThree third arc]] he became a full on scrappy.



** Mat spends most of the first two books either being possessed or recovering from being possessed and is generally TheLoad and many peoples' least favorite character. Starting with the third book, where the lingering effects of the possesion are cured and he promptly [[TookALevelInBadass Takes a Level in Badass]], setting himself on the way to becoming a BadassNormal LoveableRogue and GuileHero, he morphed into a substantial portion of the fanbase's ''favorite'' character.

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** Mat spends most of the first two books either being possessed or recovering from being possessed and is generally TheLoad and many peoples' least favorite character. Starting with the third book, where the lingering effects of the possesion possession are cured and he promptly [[TookALevelInBadass Takes a Level in Badass]], setting himself on the way to becoming a BadassNormal LoveableRogue LovableRogue and GuileHero, he morphed into a substantial portion of the fanbase's ''favorite'' character.



* In ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'', Peter was an irredeemable bastard, making him TheScrappy. However, [[spoiler: ''Insurgent'' showed his [[CharacterizationMarchesOn more]] [[PetTheDog admirable]] [[CharacterDevelopment traits]]]]. First, he [[spoiler:helped Tris escape execution. Sure, it was out of obligation, but it's still something]]. Near the end, [[spoiler:[[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes he took the time to comfort his grieving mother after finding out his father died in the invasion]]]]. More so in ''Allegiant'' when [[spoiler:he reveals that he knows he's a horrible person and disgusts himself but can't help it and decides to wipe his own memory in hopes of becoming better.]] Makes him almost cross into JerkAssWoobie territory.

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* In ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'', Peter was an irredeemable bastard, making him TheScrappy. However, [[spoiler: ''Insurgent'' showed his [[CharacterizationMarchesOn more]] [[PetTheDog admirable]] [[CharacterDevelopment traits]]]]. First, he [[spoiler:helped Tris escape execution. Sure, it was out of obligation, but it's still something]]. Near the end, [[spoiler:[[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes he took the time to comfort his grieving mother after finding out his father died in the invasion]]]]. More so in ''Allegiant'' when [[spoiler:he reveals that he knows he's a horrible person and disgusts himself but can't help it and decides to wipe his own memory in hopes of becoming better.]] better]]. Makes him almost cross into JerkAssWoobie territory.



* Music/JamesBlunt when he appeared on ''TopGear'' via a healthy dose of SelfDeprecation and good humour.

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* Music/JamesBlunt when he appeared on ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' via a healthy dose of SelfDeprecation and good humour.



* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': When Faith's character was first introduced, she was perceived as a [[SmugSuper smug]] {{antagonist}} to Mel, who most readers felt [[SuperpowerLottery was too powerful.]] But her development following the [[spoiler: [[WebComic/EerieCuties Layla]]]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/regain_your_energy incident]] and [[spoiler: Hecate]]'s attack revealed she was well-meaning (albeit [[GreyAndGreyMorality morally grey]]), causing a significant portion of the readership to change their opinion of her - with some becoming [[EnsembleDarkhorse fans of her character.]]

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* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': When Faith's character was first introduced, she was perceived as a [[SmugSuper smug]] {{antagonist}} [[TheAntagonist antagonist]] to Mel, who most readers felt [[SuperpowerLottery was too powerful.]] But her development following the [[spoiler: [[WebComic/EerieCuties Layla]]]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/regain_your_energy incident]] and [[spoiler: Hecate]]'s attack revealed she was well-meaning (albeit [[GreyAndGreyMorality [[GreyAndGrayMorality morally grey]]), causing a significant portion of the readership to change their opinion of her - with some becoming [[EnsembleDarkhorse fans of her character.]]



* ''WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'' and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] were not very popular reviewers until they got to show [[HeReallyCanAct their true acting skills]] in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', prompting fans to start checking out their channels.

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* ''WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'' and [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] were not very popular reviewers until they got to show [[HeReallyCanAct [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct their true acting skills]] in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'', prompting fans to start checking out their channels.
29th Jul '16 7:40:01 AM Anddrix
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** [[BaseBreaker Not everyone would]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks agree with that]]. Yes, the Necrons did have a reputation as a bit of a VillainSue, but many people did like the scary CosmicHorror and EnigmaticMinion aspects of their lore, and flipped out when these were removed. The general consensus of the [[FanNickname Oldcrons vs. Newcrons]] debate seems to be "Newcron game mechanics and units are better, but Oldcron lore and their general theme is better". The Forgeworld Imperial Armour release: Fall of Orpheus helped as well, by demonstrating that it was quite possible to keep many of the enigmatic horror elements that made the Oldcron fans loved, while still keeping with the new fluff.

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** [[BaseBreaker Not everyone would]] would [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks agree with that]]. Yes, the Necrons did have a reputation as a bit of a VillainSue, but many people did like the scary CosmicHorror and EnigmaticMinion aspects of their lore, and flipped out when these were removed. The general consensus of the [[FanNickname Oldcrons vs. Newcrons]] debate seems to be "Newcron game mechanics and units are better, but Oldcron lore and their general theme is better". The Forgeworld Imperial Armour release: Fall of Orpheus helped as well, by demonstrating that it was quite possible to keep many of the enigmatic horror elements that made the Oldcron fans loved, while still keeping with the new fluff.
26th Jul '16 5:45:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' fanfic ''FanFic/GameTheoryFanFic'' does this for first-season villain [[AbusiveParents Precia Testarossa]] by giving her [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy a small but significant competence boost]]. And that competence boost is realizing [[PragmaticVillainy that there are better ways to control your]] DarkMagicalGirl than by [[WhipItGood whipping her]]. The end result is that while this Precia is [[ManipulativeBastard still kind of a bitch]], she is also a sympathetic AntiVillain and an extremely competent [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] - a portrayal the reader can empathize with [[RootingForTheEmpire and even support]].

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* The ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' fanfic ''FanFic/GameTheoryFanFic'' does this for first-season villain [[AbusiveParents Precia Testarossa]] by giving her [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy a small but significant competence boost]].boost. And that competence boost is realizing [[PragmaticVillainy that there are better ways to control your]] DarkMagicalGirl than by [[WhipItGood whipping her]]. The end result is that while this Precia is [[ManipulativeBastard still kind of a bitch]], she is also a sympathetic AntiVillain and an extremely competent [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] - a portrayal the reader can empathize with [[RootingForTheEmpire and even support]].
9th Jul '16 11:43:40 AM nombretomado
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* Kiina from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon Many fans]] disliked her brash, impatient GenkiGirl personality and her tendency to shout "WOOHOO!!!" at the top of her lungs as per her portrayal in ''The Legend Reborn''. However, in more recent ''Bionicle'' media, she seems to have undergone some CharacterDevelopment, being more sensible and thinking before she acts, as well as displaying a more gentle side -- but without being any less BadAss in battle. The novelization of said movie also retroactively justified her personality therein, explaining that she actively forced herself to appear joyful, fearing that otherwise TheHero (who she hoped would save her people) would have bailed.

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* Kiina from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon Many fans]] disliked her brash, impatient GenkiGirl personality and her tendency to shout "WOOHOO!!!" at the top of her lungs as per her portrayal in ''The Legend Reborn''. However, in more recent ''Bionicle'' media, she seems to have undergone some CharacterDevelopment, being more sensible and thinking before she acts, as well as displaying a more gentle side -- but without being any less BadAss in battle. The novelization of said movie also retroactively justified her personality therein, explaining that she actively forced herself to appear joyful, fearing that otherwise TheHero (who she hoped would save her people) would have bailed.
8th Jul '16 11:58:27 AM Exxolon
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** [[PsychicPowers Psionics]] had been a ScrappyMechanic since the game's inception, with much grumbling about it being overpowered, underpowered, needlessly weird, and psionicist fitting in with neither [[QuirkyBard most parties]] nor many gameworlds. 3.5's Expanded Psionics Handbook saved the concept, dumping the "psionic combat" system in favor of a power point system to set manifesters apart from VancianCasting - which, as it turned out, wound up being far more intuitive, sensible, and better-designed than the clunky, oft-broken Vancian system. Add in a set of fun, playable races and classes ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the soulknife]]), a massive amount of unique content that made an all-manifester campaign quite feasible, and being a generally more balanced alternative to the hideous GameBreaker that was 3.5's magic system, and for the first time in the game's history, "Can I play a psychic?" was met with something other than a weary groan.

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** [[PsychicPowers Psionics]] had been a ScrappyMechanic since the game's inception, with much grumbling about it being overpowered, underpowered, needlessly weird, and psionicist fitting in with neither [[QuirkyBard most parties]] nor many gameworlds. 3.5's Expanded Psionics Handbook saved the concept, dumping the "psionic combat" system in favor of a power point system to set manifesters apart from VancianCasting VancianMagic - which, as it turned out, wound up being far more intuitive, sensible, and better-designed than the clunky, oft-broken Vancian system. Add in a set of fun, playable races and classes ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and the soulknife]]), a massive amount of unique content that made an all-manifester campaign quite feasible, and being a generally more balanced alternative to the hideous GameBreaker that was 3.5's magic system, and for the first time in the game's history, "Can I play a psychic?" was met with something other than a weary groan.
8th Jul '16 11:56:24 AM Exxolon
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* Music/JamesBlunt when he appeared on ''TopGear'' via a healthy dose of SelfDepracation and good humour.

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* Music/JamesBlunt when he appeared on ''TopGear'' via a healthy dose of SelfDepracation SelfDeprecation and good humour.
8th Jul '16 11:56:05 AM Exxolon
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* James Blunt when he appeared on ''TopGear''.

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* James Blunt Music/JamesBlunt when he appeared on ''TopGear''.''TopGear'' via a healthy dose of SelfDepracation and good humour.
5th Jul '16 7:16:57 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'' had an exceedingly two-dimensional, generic froth-at-the-mouth-when-things-go-wrong bad [[VillainOfTheWeek villain-of-the-book]]. Warlord Zsinj was also [[FatBastard visibly overweight]], petty, and [[FatIdiot rather stupid]]. In the early books in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', set before ''Courtship'', which don't show him directly, he's said to be cautious and opportunistic, and a character believes he's more dangerous than the notes on his file indicate. In the later Creator/AaronAllston books of that series he's a major character, a very smart and clever warlord who uses ObfuscatingStupidity despite knowing that plenty of the people he worked with can see through the act. He's still evil, but entertainingly and memorably so. In fact Zjin was stated as being perhaps the most powerful third party in the galaxy, after the Empire and the New Republic. This means he was considered more powerful than the Hutts (who run a massive criminal empire), the Hapes Consortium (a high-tech amazon royalty with a very powerful military), and Kuat (a group of planets that's essentially a single ''massive'' shipyard). His biggest problem was his inability to properly administer his sector -- he was a military officer, not a good politician.

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'' had an exceedingly two-dimensional, generic froth-at-the-mouth-when-things-go-wrong bad [[VillainOfTheWeek villain-of-the-book]]. Warlord Zsinj was also [[FatBastard visibly overweight]], petty, and [[FatIdiot rather stupid]]. In the early books in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', set before ''Courtship'', which don't show him directly, he's said to be cautious and opportunistic, and a character believes he's more dangerous than the notes on his file indicate. In the later Creator/AaronAllston books of that series he's a major character, a very smart and clever warlord who uses ObfuscatingStupidity despite knowing that plenty of the people he worked with can see through the act. He's still evil, but entertainingly and memorably so. In fact Zjin Zsinj was stated as being perhaps the most powerful third party in the galaxy, after the Empire and the New Republic. This means he was considered more powerful than the Hutts (who run a massive criminal empire), the Hapes Consortium (a high-tech amazon royalty with a very powerful military), and Kuat (a group of planets that's essentially a single ''massive'' shipyard). His biggest problem was his inability to properly administer his sector -- he was a military officer, not a good politician.
5th Jul '16 7:16:06 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'' had an exceedingly two-dimensional, generic froth-at-the-mouth-when-things-go-wrong bad [[VillainOfTheWeek villain-of-the-book]]. Warlord Zsinj was also [[FatBastard visibly overweight]], petty, and [[FatIdiot rather stupid]]. In the early books in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', set before ''Courtship'', don't show him directly, he's said to be cautious and opportunistic, and a character believes he's more dangerous than the notes on his file indicate. In the later Creator/AaronAllston books of that series he's a major character, a very smart and clever warlord who uses ObfuscatingStupidity despite knowing that plenty of the people he worked with can see through the act. He's still evil, but entertainingly and memorably so. In fact Zjin was stated as being perhaps the most powerful third party in the galaxy, after the Empire and the New Republic. This means he was considered more powerful than the Hutts (who run a massive criminal empire), the Hapes Consortium (a high-tech amazon royalty with a very powerful military), and Kuat (a group of planets that's essentially a single ''massive'' shipyard). His biggest problem was his inability to properly administer his sector -- he was a military officer, not a good politician.

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse book ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'' had an exceedingly two-dimensional, generic froth-at-the-mouth-when-things-go-wrong bad [[VillainOfTheWeek villain-of-the-book]]. Warlord Zsinj was also [[FatBastard visibly overweight]], petty, and [[FatIdiot rather stupid]]. In the early books in the ''Comicbook/XWingSeries'', set before ''Courtship'', which don't show him directly, he's said to be cautious and opportunistic, and a character believes he's more dangerous than the notes on his file indicate. In the later Creator/AaronAllston books of that series he's a major character, a very smart and clever warlord who uses ObfuscatingStupidity despite knowing that plenty of the people he worked with can see through the act. He's still evil, but entertainingly and memorably so. In fact Zjin was stated as being perhaps the most powerful third party in the galaxy, after the Empire and the New Republic. This means he was considered more powerful than the Hutts (who run a massive criminal empire), the Hapes Consortium (a high-tech amazon royalty with a very powerful military), and Kuat (a group of planets that's essentially a single ''massive'' shipyard). His biggest problem was his inability to properly administer his sector -- he was a military officer, not a good politician.
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