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7th Jan '17 10:17:05 PM DragonRanger
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* Speaking of that team, ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' had the ComicBook/RedHulk weasel his way onto the team in place of the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk regular Hulk]]; partly because he was on his best behavior and claimed his prior villainous actions were the result of {{Brainwashing}}, and partly because "better teammate than the Hulk" isn't a high standard to reach, especially since the Hulk had been more out of control than usual recently. Since the Hulk was either rampaging or locked up for most of the episode, Captain America took the role of the one suspicious of the newcomer. Cap eventually broke the Hulk out of lockup and found that Red had rigged Hulk with an implant to trigger his rage - of course, finding out that someone manipulated him made the Hulk mad...

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* Speaking of that team, ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' had the ComicBook/RedHulk weasel his way onto the team in place of the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk regular Hulk]]; partly because he was on his best behavior and claimed his prior villainous actions were the result of {{Brainwashing}}, and partly because "better teammate than the Hulk" isn't a high standard to reach, especially since the Hulk had been more out of control than usual recently. Since the Hulk was either rampaging or locked up for most of the episode, Captain America took the role of the one suspicious of the newcomer. Cap eventually broke the Hulk out of lockup and found that Red had rigged Hulk with an implant to trigger his rage - of course, finding out that someone manipulated him made the Hulk mad...
9th Dec '16 10:49:25 PM GhostHouse
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This trope is based on the idea that a Scrappy is recognizable enough that creating a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] on purpose, for purposes of parody, is a trope in itself. The reason for calling it "temporary" is that unlike an inadvertent, true [[TheScrappy Scrappy]], the TemporaryScrappy is never intended to be a permanent addition to the cast, even though the existing main characters usually think that he will be.

The TemporaryScrappy is likely to be like the original Scrappy in being a [[AnimationTropes cartoon character]] who is too cool for his own good. He's usually a ReplacementScrappy, and his only detractor at first is the character he's a replacement for. Most of the main characters will greatly like the TemporaryScrappy, and he will have every appearance of being useful to these main characters. (The audience isn't supposed to, and doesn't, like the character, however.) The character who is worried about being replaced will tend to find that his fears are justified, and the other main characters will give much more attention to the ReplacementScrappy than they did to the replaced character.

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This trope is based on the idea that a Scrappy is recognizable enough that creating a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] on purpose, for purposes of parody, is a trope in itself. The reason for calling it "temporary" is that unlike an inadvertent, true [[TheScrappy Scrappy]], the TemporaryScrappy this is never intended to be a permanent addition to the cast, even though the existing main characters usually think that he will be.

The TemporaryScrappy Such a character is likely to be like the original Scrappy in being a [[AnimationTropes cartoon character]] who is too cool for his own good. He's usually a ReplacementScrappy, and his only detractor at first is the character he's a replacement for. Most of the main characters will greatly like the TemporaryScrappy, him, and he will have every appearance of being useful to these main characters. (The audience isn't supposed to, and doesn't, like the character, however.) The character who is worried about being replaced will tend to find that his fears are justified, and the other main characters will give much more attention to the ReplacementScrappy than they did to the replaced character.



* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Wesley Windham Pryce was intended to be a TemporaryScrappy (he was even named [[CreatorsPet Wesley]]) and killed off in the Graduation episode. However, he accidentally became popular, joined the cast of spin-off ''Series/{{Angel}}'', TookALevelInBadass, and stayed on the show until the final episode.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Wesley Windham Pryce was intended to be a TemporaryScrappy this trope (he was even named [[CreatorsPet Wesley]]) and killed off in the Graduation episode. However, he accidentally became popular, joined the cast of spin-off ''Series/{{Angel}}'', TookALevelInBadass, and stayed on the show until the final episode.



* In one U.S. Acres segment in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', an overly-charismatic new rooster shows up and proves to be far more likable to the characters (especially the hens) than Roy. Orson starts to doubt him when he proves a little less effective at his job than Roy, but what takes the cake is when the weasel tries to capture the hens... and the rooster runs and hides. By the time Roy rescues the hens, the only character who will even give the TemporaryScrappy rooster the time of day is [[CowardlyLion Cowardly Duck]] Wade... and only because he enjoys having someone more cowardly than himself around.

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* In one U.S. Acres segment in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', an overly-charismatic new rooster shows up and proves to be far more likable to the characters (especially the hens) than Roy. Orson starts to doubt him when he proves a little less effective at his job than Roy, but what takes the cake is when the weasel tries to capture the hens... and the rooster runs and hides. By the time Roy rescues the hens, the only character who will even give the TemporaryScrappy rooster the time of day is [[CowardlyLion Cowardly Duck]] Wade... and only because he enjoys having someone more cowardly than himself around.
9th Dec '16 10:45:33 PM GhostHouse
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The TemporaryScrappy concept is based on the idea that a Scrappy is recognizable enough that creating a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] on purpose, for purposes of parody, is a trope in itself. The reason for calling it "temporary" is that unlike an inadvertent, true [[TheScrappy Scrappy]], the TemporaryScrappy is never intended to be a permanent addition to the cast, even though the existing main characters usually think that he will be.

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The TemporaryScrappy concept This trope is based on the idea that a Scrappy is recognizable enough that creating a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] on purpose, for purposes of parody, is a trope in itself. The reason for calling it "temporary" is that unlike an inadvertent, true [[TheScrappy Scrappy]], the TemporaryScrappy is never intended to be a permanent addition to the cast, even though the existing main characters usually think that he will be.
3rd Dec '16 1:00:05 PM GhostHouse
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* This is often done in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', with the TemporaryScrappy being AlwaysSomeoneBetter for an attribute that defines one of the regular characters.

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* This is often done in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', with the TemporaryScrappy being AlwaysSomeoneBetter for an attribute that defines one of the regular characters.



* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Edward Jellico, who replaces Picard as captain of the Enterprise during the two-part episode "Chain of Command", was ''supposed'' to be one, and certainly was in-universe, making changes, running a tougher ship than Picard did, and generally not getting along with anyone except Data. Fan reaction was more positive, however, as despite his blunt and unpersonable attitude, he proved to be an effective officer who magnificently OutGambitted the Cardassians and rescued Picard in a situation that, if handled wrong, could have easily spiraled into all-out war. Writer Ronald Moore admitted to being surprised by the character's popularity and even considered bringing him back for an alternate timeline episode where Picard never became captain, but it fell through.
** Part of why the fans loved him is that nothing he did was unreasonable or illogical. He and Riker clashed with command styles, but those differences were both perfectly valid. His "worst act" was denying Picard was sent on a comando raid on a Cardassian research base on Starfleet's orders. Riker pointed out that this could have spared Picard from being tortured as [[LawsAndCustomsOfWar he would have been protected from such actions as a Prisoner of War.]] Jellico rightfully points out that doing so would have given Cardassia cause to start the very war they are trying to prevent. He's still genuinely remorseful about the situation.


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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Edward Jellico, who replaces Picard as captain of the Enterprise during the two-part episode "Chain of Command", was ''supposed'' to be one, and certainly was in-universe, making changes, running a tougher ship than Picard did, and generally not getting along with anyone except Data. Fan reaction was more positive, however, as despite his blunt and unpersonable attitude, he proved to be an effective officer who magnificently OutGambitted the Cardassians and rescued Picard in a situation that, if handled wrong, could have easily spiraled into all-out war. Writer Ronald Moore admitted to being surprised by the character's popularity and even considered bringing him back for an alternate timeline episode where Picard never became captain, but it fell through.
** Part of why the fans loved him is that nothing he did was unreasonable or illogical. He and Riker clashed with command styles, but those differences were both perfectly valid. His "worst act" was denying Picard was sent on a comando raid on a Cardassian research base on Starfleet's orders. Riker pointed out that this could have spared Picard from being tortured as [[LawsAndCustomsOfWar he would have been protected from such actions as a Prisoner of War.]] Jellico rightfully points out that doing so would have given Cardassia cause to start the very war they are trying to prevent. He's still genuinely remorseful about the situation.





* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'', ComicBook/CaptainAmerica himself follows the trope for ComicBook/AntMan's leadership role. However, Cap is still written way more sympathetically than most examples of the trope, and at the end Cap and Hank shake hands. (Well, he's Captain America.)



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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s [[spoiler:Erika]], from [=EP5=] and 6. Said character [[BitchInSheepsClothing seems like a nice person]], until TheReveal. [[spoiler:As Bern's gamepiece, she [[ReplacementScrappy supplants Battler]], frames [[TheWoobie Natsuhi]], makes a blatantly impossible plan, denies the use of Red Text just so she can win, and comes close to breaking Battler's brain. She describes herself as [[MindRape an intellectual rapist]].]] You really can't get much worse; since she's effectively [[spoiler:Bernkastel]]'s SelfInsert, she may be the darkest ParodySue in history.
1st Nov '16 12:23:58 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Starfire's sister, Blackfire, appears to visit, and all of the other Titans, including the usually skeptical Raven, take an immediate liking to her, even eventually offering to make her a part of the team. Starfire spends most of the episode feeling rejected, and even tries to leave the Titans until Robin convinces her not to. [[TheUntwist And then Blackfire turns out to have been]] EvilAllAlong...
29th Sep '16 11:12:19 PM hszmv1
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** Part of why the fans loved him is that nothing he did was unreasonable or illogical. He and Riker clashed with command styles, but those differences were both perfectly valid. His "worst act" was denying Picard was sent on a comando raid on a Cardassian research base on Starfleet's orders. Riker pointed out that this could have spared Picard from being tortured as [[LawsAndCustomsOfWarfare he would have been protected from such actions as a Prisoner of War.]] Jellico rightfully points out that doing so would have given Cardassia cause to start the very war they are trying to prevent. He's still genuinely remorseful about the situation.


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** Part of why the fans loved him is that nothing he did was unreasonable or illogical. He and Riker clashed with command styles, but those differences were both perfectly valid. His "worst act" was denying Picard was sent on a comando raid on a Cardassian research base on Starfleet's orders. Riker pointed out that this could have spared Picard from being tortured as [[LawsAndCustomsOfWarfare [[LawsAndCustomsOfWar he would have been protected from such actions as a Prisoner of War.]] Jellico rightfully points out that doing so would have given Cardassia cause to start the very war they are trying to prevent. He's still genuinely remorseful about the situation.

29th Sep '16 11:11:16 PM hszmv1
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\n**Part of why the fans loved him is that nothing he did was unreasonable or illogical. He and Riker clashed with command styles, but those differences were both perfectly valid. His "worst act" was denying Picard was sent on a comando raid on a Cardassian research base on Starfleet's orders. Riker pointed out that this could have spared Picard from being tortured as [[LawsAndCustomsOfWarfare he would have been protected from such actions as a Prisoner of War.]] Jellico rightfully points out that doing so would have given Cardassia cause to start the very war they are trying to prevent. He's still genuinely remorseful about the situation.

18th Sep '16 9:22:12 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheAnnoyingOrange'' episode ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp9f7Gn4AQw More Annoying Orange]]'' has the titular More Annoying Orange who's so nerve-grating that [[UpToEleven he annoys]] [[LampShadeHanging the original Annoying Orange]]. At the end of the episode, the more annoying orange gets cut up and is made into orange juice.[[spoiler:..but then six more annoying oranges are brought in.]]

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* ''TheAnnoyingOrange'' ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' episode ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp9f7Gn4AQw More Annoying Orange]]'' has the titular More Annoying Orange who's so nerve-grating that [[UpToEleven he annoys]] [[LampShadeHanging the original Annoying Orange]]. At the end of the episode, the more annoying orange gets cut up and is made into orange juice.[[spoiler:..but then six more annoying oranges are brought in.]]
14th Jun '16 5:36:36 PM comicwriter
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** According to his actor, movie star Creator/WillFerrell, the entire point of Angelo was to briefly bring in a big name actor as a bit of StuntCasting so that people wouldn't immediately abandon the show once Creator/SteveCarell (Michael) left.

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** According to his actor, movie star Creator/WillFerrell, the entire point of Angelo Deangelo was to briefly bring in a big name actor as a bit of StuntCasting so that people wouldn't immediately abandon the show once Creator/SteveCarell (Michael) left.
14th Jun '16 5:33:17 PM comicwriter
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* Captain Dozerman from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' was similar to Deangelo. He was brought in as an unlikable replacement for Captain Holt, and was then KilledOffForReal after just one episode, leading to Holt's eventual return.
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