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18th Aug '17 8:46:38 AM StarformDCX
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* There were four series in the leadup to ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}: Conquest:'' the ''Nova'' ongoing, and the ''Quasar'', ''Star-Lord'', and ''Wraith'' miniseries. Nova was a well-established character, while Quasar and Star-Lord were {{Ascended Extra}}s in the original, but Wraith was a new character. Touted as a new and unique addition to the Cosmic mythos, Wraith instead came off as a mix of Drizzt Do'Urden and Jackie Estacado, with the little depth of both replaced with a double-barrel blast of Mary Sue traits. His miniseries mostly focused around how edgy he was while he got to save the much more likeable Ronan and Kl'rt from TheVirus. Fans, of course, hated this guy, and when ''Conquest'' itself finally rolled around, Wraith was barely in it at all. Upon the series ending, Quasar and Star-Lord got [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy their own series,]] while Wraith [[PutOnABus left to try to cure the Phalanx]] and hasn't appeared since.

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* There were four series in the leadup to ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}: Conquest:'' the ''Nova'' ongoing, and the ''Quasar'', ''Star-Lord'', and ''Wraith'' miniseries. Nova was a well-established character, while Quasar and Star-Lord were {{Ascended Extra}}s in the original, but Wraith was a new character. Touted as a new and unique addition to the Cosmic mythos, Wraith instead came off as a mix of Drizzt Do'Urden and Jackie Estacado, with the little depth of both replaced with a double-barrel blast of Mary Sue traits.both. His miniseries mostly focused around how edgy he was while he got to save the much more likeable Ronan and Kl'rt from TheVirus. Fans, of course, hated this guy, and when ''Conquest'' itself finally rolled around, Wraith was barely in it at all. Upon the series ending, Quasar and Star-Lord got [[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy their own series,]] while Wraith [[PutOnABus left to try to cure the Phalanx]] and hasn't appeared since.



* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse gave us Callista, a MarySue girlfriend for Luke who was quickly written out. She later came back, assimilated by Abeloth.

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse gave us Callista, a MarySue girlfriend for Luke who was quickly written out. She later came back, assimilated by Abeloth.
18th Aug '17 8:45:06 AM StarformDCX
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* Chuck Austen:
** From 2002-2005, wrote runs on ''ComicBook/XMen'', ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'', and ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', and after moving to DC, he did ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}'' and ''ComicBook/ActionComics''. Intense XPacHeat meant that by 2006, he was drawing porn comics.
** This also extends to the characters he introduced. He created a new female Comicbook/CaptainBritain as a member of the Avengers, but she was promptly written out once Creator/BrianBendis took over the book. Of all the characters who quit the team after ''Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled'', Captain Britain is the only one who never rejoined.

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* Chuck Austen:
** From 2002-2005, wrote runs on ''ComicBook/XMen'', ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'', and ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'', and after moving to DC, he did ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}'' and ''ComicBook/ActionComics''. Intense XPacHeat meant that by 2006, he was drawing porn comics.
** This also extends to the characters he introduced. He
Austen created a new female Comicbook/CaptainBritain as a member of the Avengers, but she was promptly written out once Creator/BrianBendis took over the book. Of all the characters who quit the team after ''Comicbook/AvengersDisassembled'', Captain Britain is the only one who never rejoined.
10th Jun '17 7:43:45 PM SunriseWarrior
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** Amelia in Season 8 is yet another example, brought in as a love interest for Sam (noticing a theme here?). The intention was for her and Sam to have a beautiful, tragic romance together that would eventually force Sam to choose between a perfect life with her, or give up that life to help Dean save the world. What actually happened is that fans couldn't figure out why Sam was wasting his time with this random woman instead of helping Dean get out of Purgatory or trying to save the prophet Kevin from Crowley. EpilepticTrees abounded that she was some sort of HoneyTrap sent to divert Sam from some greater purpose, until it was eventually confirmed otherwise. The whole arc came off as a TrappedByMountainLions plot, and Sam [[TookALevelInJerkass took a level in jerkass]] to get it to work. Eventually, the writers realized how badly Amelia had misfired and quietly wrote her out halfway through the season. WordOfGod is she won't be coming back.

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** Amelia in Season 8 is yet another example, brought in as a love interest for Sam (noticing a theme here?).example. The intention was for her and Sam to have a beautiful, tragic romance together that would eventually force Sam to choose between a perfect life with her, or give up that life to help Dean save the world. What actually happened is that fans couldn't figure out why Sam was wasting his time with this random woman instead of helping Dean get out of Purgatory or trying to save the prophet Kevin from Crowley. EpilepticTrees abounded that she was some sort of HoneyTrap sent to divert Sam from some greater purpose, until it was eventually confirmed otherwise. The whole arc came off as a TrappedByMountainLions plot, and Sam [[TookALevelInJerkass took a level in jerkass]] to get it to work. Eventually, the writers realized how badly Amelia had misfired and quietly wrote her out halfway through the season. WordOfGod is she won't be coming back.
7th Jun '17 5:49:47 PM SunriseWarrior
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** [[HeroicWannabe Jo Harvelle]] in Season 2 was promoted as Dean's first recurring love interest (in fact, the first recurring love interest on the show in general), and even received three clear storylines of her own (becoming a hunter, finding out the truth about her father's death, and tracking down her MIA boyfriend Rick, who only appeared on a hidden feature on the Season 1 DVD). Instead of being [[Franchise/StarWars "the Leia" to Sam'n'Dean's Luke and Han Solo]] as promised, Jo got dropped like a hot potato with only four episodes under her belt (two of which were basically just cameos). Her final appearance in the season was as a [[BreakTheCutie disillusioned]] DistressedDamsel terrorized by a demon [[spoiler:possessing Sam]]. The demon gave her an [[BreakingLecture earful on how Dean doesn't think of her either as a fellow hunter or as a potential girlfriend]] [[TakeThatScrappy that was ripped right from the online forums]], made her describe her dad's death to it and [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied taunted her with a much more gruesome and disturbing version]] of how it ''[[ConsummateLiar said]]'' it went down, and it was implied to be about to rape and torture her to death [[BigDamnHeroes when Dean arrived]]. Jo then saw first-hand that Dean would have let her die [[spoiler:rather than kill his possessed brother]], and was left dejectedly muttering, "No, you won't," when he said he'd call her. That's a pretty freakin' harsh way to satiate [[DieForOurShip the bloodthirsty hatred]] of [[FanDumb the rabid fangirls]], ''Supernatural'' writers. [[spoiler:She eventually returned in Season 5, but only for a mere two episodes before [[SenselessSacrifice she dies in a terribly sad way]].]]

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** [[HeroicWannabe Jo Harvelle]] in Season 2 was promoted as Dean's first recurring love interest (in fact, the first recurring love interest on the show in general), and even received three clear storylines of her own (becoming a hunter, finding out the truth about her father's death, and tracking down her MIA boyfriend Rick, who only appeared on a hidden feature on the Season 1 DVD). Instead of being [[Franchise/StarWars "the Leia" to Sam'n'Dean's Luke and Han Solo]] as promised, Jo got dropped like a hot potato with only four episodes under her belt (two of which were basically just cameos). Her final appearance in the season was as a [[BreakTheCutie disillusioned]] DistressedDamsel terrorized by a demon [[spoiler:possessing Sam]]. The demon gave her an [[BreakingLecture earful on how Dean doesn't think of her either as a fellow hunter or as a potential girlfriend]] [[TakeThatScrappy that was ripped right from the online forums]], made her describe her dad's death to it and [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied taunted her with a much more gruesome and disturbing version]] of how it ''[[ConsummateLiar said]]'' it went down, and it was implied to be about to rape and torture her to death [[BigDamnHeroes when Dean arrived]]. Jo then saw first-hand that Dean would have let her die [[spoiler:rather than kill his possessed brother]], and she was left dejectedly muttering, "No, you won't," when he said he'd call her. That's a pretty freakin' harsh way to satiate [[DieForOurShip the fandom's bloodthirsty hatred]] of [[FanDumb the rabid fangirls]], hatred]], ''Supernatural'' writers. [[spoiler:She eventually returned in Season 5, but only for a mere two episodes before [[SenselessSacrifice she dies in a terribly sad way]].]]
7th Jun '17 5:43:32 PM SunriseWarrior
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** [[HeroicWannabe Jo Harvelle]] was promoted as Dean's first recurring love interest in Season 2 (in fact, the first recurring love interest on the show in general), and even received three clear storylines of her own (becoming a hunter, finding out the truth about her father's death, and tracking down her MIA boyfriend Rick, who only appeared on a hidden feature on the Season 1 DVD). Instead of being [[Franchise/StarWars "the Leia" to Sam'n'Dean's Luke and Han Solo]] as promised, Jo got dropped like a hot potato with only four episodes under her belt (two of which were basically just cameos). Her final appearance in the season was as a [[BreakTheCutie disillusioned]] DistressedDamsel terrorized by a demon [[spoiler:possessing Sam]]. The demon gave her an [[BreakingLecture earful on how Dean doesn't think of her either as a fellow hunter or as a potential girlfriend]] [[TakeThatScrappy that was ripped right from the online forums]], made her describe her dad's death to it and [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied taunted her with a much more gruesome and disturbing version]] of how it ''[[ConsummateLiar said]]'' it went down, and it was implied to be about to rape and torture her to death [[BigDamnHeroes when Dean arrived]]. Jo then saw first-hand that Dean would have let her die [[spoiler:rather than kill his possessed brother]], and was left dejectedly muttering, "No, you won't," when he said he'd call her. That's a pretty freakin' harsh way to satiate [[DieForOurShip the bloodthirsty hatred]] of [[FanDumb the rabid fangirls]], ''Supernatural'' writers. [[spoiler:She eventually returned in Season 5, but only for a mere two episodes before she [[SenselessSacrifice dies in a terribly sad way]].]]
** Bela Talbot would also fit the bill. She was a thief out to exploit the supernatural to her benefit, able to either help or hinder the Winchesters as the story needed, and acted as another potential romantic interest for Dean (as Ruby, who was tied to Sam's story, was introduced around the same point in time, with both actresses placed in the 'starring' portion of the credits). However, her second appearance was the episode "Red Sky At Morning," which was not well received by both fans and the writers (there was even a later in-universe apology for the episode as being 'bad writing'), and her next two appearances had her first give a bad guy the location of the Winchesters, then help the Winchesters out only so she could get close and steal the Colt, the only weapon they had that could kill demons. Oh, and then she appeared in one more episode and got them arrested. There might have still been a chance for her had she appeared in other episodes in more detail, or else been portrayed as less antagonistic, but this was the season of the Writer's Strike, and, with her theft of the Colt being one of the last things for her character prior to the Strike starting and fan reaction being made clear over the course of it, she was killed off in the penultimate episode of the season.
** Something similar happened with Anna, Dean's third would-be love interest. She wasn't really ''disliked'' by the fans -well, other than the [[DieForOurShip shippers]], of course- but she had the unfortunate luck of being introduced a few episodes after [[EnsembleDarkhorse Castiel]]. The original idea was that Castiel would be KilledOffForReal after only a few episodes of screentime, and then Anna would take his place as Dean's angel guide. However, by the time Anna made her first appearance, Castiel was already so loved by the fans that the writers didn't dare get rid of him. Instead, they decided to [[BreakoutCharacter make him a major character and expand his role in the series]], and this meant a lot of material originally intended for Anna went to Castiel instead. Initially they tried to keep Anna around too, but this didn't work too well, so eventually they decided to write her out by having her [[DerailingLoveInterests randomly turn evil and try to kill Sam]].
** Amelia in Season 8 is yet another example. The intention was for her and Sam to have a beautiful, tragic romance together that would eventually force Sam to choose between a perfect life with her, or giving up that life to help Dean save the world. What actually happened is that fans couldn't figure out why Sam was wasting his time with this random woman instead of helping Dean get out of Purgatory or trying to save the prophet Kevin from Crowley. EpilepticTrees that she was some sort of HoneyTrap sent to divert Sam from some greater purpose abounded until it was eventually confirmed otherwise. The whole arc came off as a TrappedByMountainLions plot, and Sam TookALevelInJerkAss to get it to work. Eventually, the writers realized how badly Amelia had misfired and quietly wrote her out halfway through the season. WordOfGod is she won't be coming back.

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** [[HeroicWannabe Jo Harvelle]] in Season 2 was promoted as Dean's first recurring love interest in Season 2 (in fact, the first recurring love interest on the show in general), and even received three clear storylines of her own (becoming a hunter, finding out the truth about her father's death, and tracking down her MIA boyfriend Rick, who only appeared on a hidden feature on the Season 1 DVD). Instead of being [[Franchise/StarWars "the Leia" to Sam'n'Dean's Luke and Han Solo]] as promised, Jo got dropped like a hot potato with only four episodes under her belt (two of which were basically just cameos). Her final appearance in the season was as a [[BreakTheCutie disillusioned]] DistressedDamsel terrorized by a demon [[spoiler:possessing Sam]]. The demon gave her an [[BreakingLecture earful on how Dean doesn't think of her either as a fellow hunter or as a potential girlfriend]] [[TakeThatScrappy that was ripped right from the online forums]], made her describe her dad's death to it and [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied taunted her with a much more gruesome and disturbing version]] of how it ''[[ConsummateLiar said]]'' it went down, and it was implied to be about to rape and torture her to death [[BigDamnHeroes when Dean arrived]]. Jo then saw first-hand that Dean would have let her die [[spoiler:rather than kill his possessed brother]], and was left dejectedly muttering, "No, you won't," when he said he'd call her. That's a pretty freakin' harsh way to satiate [[DieForOurShip the bloodthirsty hatred]] of [[FanDumb the rabid fangirls]], ''Supernatural'' writers. [[spoiler:She eventually returned in Season 5, but only for a mere two episodes before she [[SenselessSacrifice she dies in a terribly sad way]].]]
** Something similar happened with Bela Talbot would also fit the bill. Talbot. She was a thief out to exploit the supernatural to her benefit, able to either help or hinder the Winchesters as the story needed, and acted as another potential romantic love interest for Dean (as Ruby, who was tied to Sam's story, was introduced around the same point in time, with both actresses placed in the 'starring' portion of the credits). However, her second appearance was the episode "Red Sky At Morning," which was not well received by both fans and the writers (there was even a later in-universe apology for the episode as being 'bad writing'), and her next two appearances had her first give a bad guy the location of the Winchesters, then help the Winchesters out only so she could get close and steal the Colt, the only weapon they had that could kill demons. Oh, and then she appeared in one more episode and got them arrested. There might have still been a chance for her had she appeared in other more episodes in more detail, or else been portrayed as a less antagonistic, antagonistic way, but this was the season of the Writer's Strike, and, and with her theft of the Colt being one of the last things for her character prior to the Strike starting and fan reaction being made clear over the course of it, she the strike, [[spoiler:she was killed off in the penultimate episode of the season.
season in an even more tragic way than Jo.]]
** Something similar happened with Anna, Anna Milton, Dean's third would-be love interest.interest, also fits the bill. She wasn't really ''disliked'' by the fans -well, other than the [[DieForOurShip shippers]], of course- but she had the unfortunate luck of being introduced a few episodes after [[EnsembleDarkhorse Castiel]]. The original idea was that Castiel would be KilledOffForReal after only a few episodes of screentime, and then Anna would take his place as Dean's angel guide. However, by the time Anna made her first appearance, Castiel was already so loved by the fans that the writers didn't dare get rid of him. Instead, they decided to [[BreakoutCharacter make him a major character and expand his role in the series]], and this meant a lot of material originally intended for Anna went to Castiel instead. Initially they tried to keep Anna around too, but this didn't work too well, so eventually they decided to write her out by [[spoiler:by having her [[DerailingLoveInterests randomly turn evil and try to kill Sam]].
Sam]].]]
** Amelia in Season 8 is yet another example. example, brought in as a love interest for Sam (noticing a theme here?). The intention was for her and Sam to have a beautiful, tragic romance together that would eventually force Sam to choose between a perfect life with her, or giving give up that life to help Dean save the world. What actually happened is that fans couldn't figure out why Sam was wasting his time with this random woman instead of helping Dean get out of Purgatory or trying to save the prophet Kevin from Crowley. EpilepticTrees abounded that she was some sort of HoneyTrap sent to divert Sam from some greater purpose abounded purpose, until it was eventually confirmed otherwise. The whole arc came off as a TrappedByMountainLions plot, and Sam TookALevelInJerkAss [[TookALevelInJerkass took a level in jerkass]] to get it to work. Eventually, the writers realized how badly Amelia had misfired and quietly wrote her out halfway through the season. WordOfGod is she won't be coming back.
7th Jun '17 5:28:54 PM SunriseWarrior
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** [[HeroicWannabe Jo Harvelle]] was promoted as Dean's first recurring love interest (in fact, the first recurring love interest on the show in general) and even receiving three clear storylines of her own (becoming a hunter, finding out the truth about her father's death and tracking down her MIA boyfriend Rick, who only appeared on a hidden feature on the Season 1 DVD). Instead of being [[Franchise/StarWars "the Leia" to Sam'n'Dean's Luke and Han Solo]] as promised, Jo got dropped like a hot potato with only three episodes under her belt (two of which were basically just cameos). Her final appearance for three seasons [[spoiler:[[BackForTheDead before she returns and]] [[SenselessSacrifice dies in a terribly sad way]]]] was as a [[BreakTheCutie disillusioned]] DistressedDamsel terrorized by a demon [[spoiler:possessing Sam]]. It gave her an [[BreakingLecture earful on how Dean doesn't think of her either as a fellow hunter or as a potential girlfriend]] [[TakeThatScrappy that was ripped right from the online forums]], made her describe her dad's death to it and [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied taunted her with a much more gruesome and disturbing version]] of how [[ConsummateLiar it]] ''said'' it went down, and it was implied to be about to rape and torture her to death [[BigDamnHeroes when Dean arrived]]. She then saw first-hand that Dean would have let her die [[spoiler:rather than kill his possessed brother]] and was left dejectedly muttering, "No, you won't," when he said he'd call her. That's a pretty freakin' harsh way to satiate [[DieForOurShip the bloodthirsty hatred]] of [[FanDumb the rabid fangirls]], ''Supernatural'' writers.
** Something similar happened with Anna, Dean's second would-be love interest. She wasn't really ''disliked'' by the fans -Well, other than the [[DieForOurShip shippers]], of course- but she had the unfortunate luck of being introduced a few episodes after [[EnsembleDarkhorse Castiel]]. The original idea was that Castiel would be KilledOffForReal after only a few episodes of screentime, and then Anna would take his place as Dean's angel guide. However, by the time Anna made her first appearance Castiel was already so loved by the fans that the writers didn't dare get rid of him. Instead, they decided to [[BreakoutCharacter make him a major character and expand his role in the series]], and this meant a lot of material originally intended for Anna went to Castiel instead. Initially they tried to keep Anna around too, but this didn't work too well, so eventually they decided to write her out by having her [[DerailingLoveInterests randomly turn evil and try to kill Sam]].
** Bela Talbot would also fit the bill. She was a thief out to exploit the supernatural to her benefit, able to either help or hinder the Winchesters as the story needed, and with a potential for being a romantic interest for Dean (as Ruby, who was tied to Sam's story, was introduced around the same point in time, with both actresses placed in the 'starring' portion of the credits). However, her second episode was the episode "Red Sky At Warning," which was not well received by both fans and the writers (there was even a later in-universe apology for the episode as being 'bad writing'), and her next two appearances had her first give a bad guy the location of the Winchesters, then help them out so that she could get close and steal the Colt, the only weapon they had that could kill demons. There might have still been a chance had she appeared in other episodes in more detail, but this was the season of the Writer's Strike, and, with her theft of the Colt being one of the last things for her character prior to the Strike starting and fan reaction being made clear over the course of it, she was killed off in the penultimate episode of the season.
** Amelia in season 8 is another example. The intention was for her and Sam to have a beautiful, tragic romance together that would eventually force Sam to choose between a perfect life with her, or giving up that life to help Dean save the world. What actually happened is that fans couldn't figure out why Sam was wasting his time with this random woman instead of helping Dean get out of Purgatory or trying to save the prophet Kevin from Crowley. EpilepticTrees that she was some sort of HoneyTrap sent to divert Sam from some greater purpose abounded until it was eventually confirmed otherwise. The whole arc came off as a TrappedByMountainLions plot, and Sam TookALevelInJerkAss to get it to work. Eventually, the writers realized how badly Amelia had misfired and quietly wrote her out halfway through the season. WordOfGod is she won't be coming back.

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** [[HeroicWannabe Jo Harvelle]] was promoted as Dean's first recurring love interest in Season 2 (in fact, the first recurring love interest on the show in general) general), and even receiving received three clear storylines of her own (becoming a hunter, finding out the truth about her father's death death, and tracking down her MIA boyfriend Rick, who only appeared on a hidden feature on the Season 1 DVD). Instead of being [[Franchise/StarWars "the Leia" to Sam'n'Dean's Luke and Han Solo]] as promised, Jo got dropped like a hot potato with only three four episodes under her belt (two of which were basically just cameos). Her final appearance for three seasons [[spoiler:[[BackForTheDead before she returns and]] [[SenselessSacrifice dies in a terribly sad way]]]] the season was as a [[BreakTheCutie disillusioned]] DistressedDamsel terrorized by a demon [[spoiler:possessing Sam]]. It The demon gave her an [[BreakingLecture earful on how Dean doesn't think of her either as a fellow hunter or as a potential girlfriend]] [[TakeThatScrappy that was ripped right from the online forums]], made her describe her dad's death to it and [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied taunted her with a much more gruesome and disturbing version]] of how [[ConsummateLiar it]] ''said'' it ''[[ConsummateLiar said]]'' it went down, and it was implied to be about to rape and torture her to death [[BigDamnHeroes when Dean arrived]]. She Jo then saw first-hand that Dean would have let her die [[spoiler:rather than kill his possessed brother]] brother]], and was left dejectedly muttering, "No, you won't," when he said he'd call her. That's a pretty freakin' harsh way to satiate [[DieForOurShip the bloodthirsty hatred]] of [[FanDumb the rabid fangirls]], ''Supernatural'' writers.
writers. [[spoiler:She eventually returned in Season 5, but only for a mere two episodes before she [[SenselessSacrifice dies in a terribly sad way]].]]
** Bela Talbot would also fit the bill. She was a thief out to exploit the supernatural to her benefit, able to either help or hinder the Winchesters as the story needed, and acted as another potential romantic interest for Dean (as Ruby, who was tied to Sam's story, was introduced around the same point in time, with both actresses placed in the 'starring' portion of the credits). However, her second appearance was the episode "Red Sky At Morning," which was not well received by both fans and the writers (there was even a later in-universe apology for the episode as being 'bad writing'), and her next two appearances had her first give a bad guy the location of the Winchesters, then help the Winchesters out only so she could get close and steal the Colt, the only weapon they had that could kill demons. Oh, and then she appeared in one more episode and got them arrested. There might have still been a chance for her had she appeared in other episodes in more detail, or else been portrayed as less antagonistic, but this was the season of the Writer's Strike, and, with her theft of the Colt being one of the last things for her character prior to the Strike starting and fan reaction being made clear over the course of it, she was killed off in the penultimate episode of the season.
** Something similar happened with Anna, Dean's second third would-be love interest. She wasn't really ''disliked'' by the fans -Well, -well, other than the [[DieForOurShip shippers]], of course- but she had the unfortunate luck of being introduced a few episodes after [[EnsembleDarkhorse Castiel]]. The original idea was that Castiel would be KilledOffForReal after only a few episodes of screentime, and then Anna would take his place as Dean's angel guide. However, by the time Anna made her first appearance appearance, Castiel was already so loved by the fans that the writers didn't dare get rid of him. Instead, they decided to [[BreakoutCharacter make him a major character and expand his role in the series]], and this meant a lot of material originally intended for Anna went to Castiel instead. Initially they tried to keep Anna around too, but this didn't work too well, so eventually they decided to write her out by having her [[DerailingLoveInterests randomly turn evil and try to kill Sam]].
** Bela Talbot would also fit the bill. She was a thief out to exploit the supernatural to her benefit, able to either help or hinder the Winchesters as the story needed, and with a potential for being a romantic interest for Dean (as Ruby, who was tied to Sam's story, was introduced around the same point in time, with both actresses placed in the 'starring' portion of the credits). However, her second episode was the episode "Red Sky At Warning," which was not well received by both fans and the writers (there was even a later in-universe apology for the episode as being 'bad writing'), and her next two appearances had her first give a bad guy the location of the Winchesters, then help them out so that she could get close and steal the Colt, the only weapon they had that could kill demons. There might have still been a chance had she appeared in other episodes in more detail, but this was the season of the Writer's Strike, and, with her theft of the Colt being one of the last things for her character prior to the Strike starting and fan reaction being made clear over the course of it, she was killed off in the penultimate episode of the season.
** Amelia in season Season 8 is yet another example. The intention was for her and Sam to have a beautiful, tragic romance together that would eventually force Sam to choose between a perfect life with her, or giving up that life to help Dean save the world. What actually happened is that fans couldn't figure out why Sam was wasting his time with this random woman instead of helping Dean get out of Purgatory or trying to save the prophet Kevin from Crowley. EpilepticTrees that she was some sort of HoneyTrap sent to divert Sam from some greater purpose abounded until it was eventually confirmed otherwise. The whole arc came off as a TrappedByMountainLions plot, and Sam TookALevelInJerkAss to get it to work. Eventually, the writers realized how badly Amelia had misfired and quietly wrote her out halfway through the season. WordOfGod is she won't be coming back.
5th Jun '17 7:07:52 PM gjjones
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* Jar Jar Binks is an infamous (to the point of being the German-language TropeNamer for TheScrappy) failed attempt at [[KidAppealCharacter pandering to kids]] in ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace''. Thankfully, Creator/GeorgeLucas took the hint and severely reduced his screentime in the following prequels. Nowadays, he usually only shows up as [[TakeThatScrappy the butt of cheap jokes]]; and even ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', probably the one place where he's given an ounce of respect, only features him maybe once a season.

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* Jar Jar Binks is an infamous (to the point of being the German-language TropeNamer for TheScrappy) failed attempt at [[KidAppealCharacter pandering to kids]] as a KidAppealCharacter in ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ThePhantomMenace''. Thankfully, Creator/GeorgeLucas took the hint and severely reduced his screentime in the following prequels. Nowadays, he usually only shows up as [[TakeThatScrappy the butt of cheap jokes]]; and even ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', probably the one place where he's [[ThrowTheDogABone given an ounce of respect, respect]], only features him maybe once a season.
12th May '17 12:54:16 PM AnotherDuck
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* Most workplaces have an at-will policy, particularly for new employees during the first few weeks or months on the job. This is a probationary period, which allows the new hire's supervisor(s) and co-workers to assess his/her skills and whether they'll be a good fit for the company. If the employee doesn't work out for some reason -- often, it's due to poor performance or failure to meet expected standards, or a lack of skills expected for the position, but it can also be for any number of other reasons (ranging from resume fraud to inability to get along with others to simply not gelling with the workplace culture) -- the new employee will be fired, thus fitting the trope.



* Purposefully {{invoked}} in the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem U.S. House of Representatives]], whose members have terms that only last for two years. Although they can run for re-election as many times as they want, they can also be voted out of office fairly quickly if they prove to be unpopular with voters.
* A frequent result of seniority when there are layoffs, which can often increase the number of employees laid off. Senior workers often command higher wages. The company could have kept more staff at a lower wage by releasing workers with more seniority.
** This was mentioned in Michael Lewis' Liar's Poker. When Salomon Brothers, a famous 80's powerhouse investment bank, took a huge dive, they began to cut staff rapidly. Indeed, over-aggressive expansion coupled with a failure to recognize new markets (mostly in junk bonds) nearly tanked the bank in the late 80's. The Brothers began laying off "geeks," or the newest employees, who had no real tenure, hadn't caused the bank's crisis, and cost much less than the "old guard" to employ. As a consequence, the layoffs did little to ease the crisis.
12th May '17 12:47:48 PM rafi
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* Now that ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' had ended, Tina Russo Duck's fate would remain unknown afterwards.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', this happened to Scrappy-Doo when Daphne points out a statue of Scrappy only for Fred Jones to interrupt her and remind her that [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain they agreed to never talk about him ever]].
12th May '17 12:35:41 PM AnotherDuck
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* Krissy Vaine, who debuted by attacking Torrie Wilson brutally at ringside after a match on ''Smackdown''. She was seen in a backstage segment the next week but requested her release almost immediately for some really tragic reasons [[note]]She had gotten addicted to anti-depressants and feared things would get worse now she was in the big-leagues[[/note]].
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