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18th Nov '17 1:11:10 PM BackgroundGuy
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** ''Dilbert'' also has an example where the audience did it to themselves. In the 7th anniversary book, Scott Adams tells about how he considered having Dilbert lose his virginity to his then-girlfriend Liz, and polled the readers of his newsletter for opinions. The female readers almost unanimously wanted it to happen, while most male readers said, in effect, "I don't think Dilbert should get lucky until I do", which made Adams realize they were using Dilbert's love life as a measuring stick for their own. (If you're curious, the storyline had an AmbiguousEnding so readers could decide for themselves if Dilbert and Liz had done it or not.)

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** ''Dilbert'' also has an example where the audience did it to themselves. In the 7th anniversary book, Scott Adams tells about how he considered having Dilbert lose his virginity to his then-girlfriend Liz, and polled the readers of his newsletter for opinions. The female readers almost unanimously wanted it to happen, while most male readers said, in effect, "I don't think Dilbert should get lucky until I do", which made Adams realize they were using Dilbert's love life as a measuring stick for their own. (If you're curious, the storyline had [[spoiler:had an AmbiguousEnding so readers could decide for themselves if Dilbert and Liz had done it or not.not]].)
21st Oct '17 12:06:20 PM Lunatic0verlord
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': IdiotHero Ash. Initially, he's completely incompetent in basically every way, with most of his "victories" being the result of either dumb luck or his opponents having pity on him. Ash gets better ''eventually''; now his wins (occasional DeusExMachina notwithstanding) are almost always legitimate (especially if there's [[StrawmanBall another character to screw up instead]]) and sometimes even the results are pretty clever tactics on his part. Which is all well and good, right up until [[BagOfSpilling he regresses to a freaking novice at the start of each new region]]. The fact that he leaves all but Pikachu at the start of each region does very little to justify this. Though he's fortunately nowhere near as bad as when he started out, it's still patently inexcusable that Ash could be beaten by novice trainers so easily. Also [[StepfordSmiler Dawn]], who lost ''three'' contests in a row before she [[HeroicBSOD went out of it]] for a good 4 or 5 episodes.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': IdiotHero Ash. Initially, he's completely incompetent in basically every way, with most of his "victories" being the result of either dumb luck or his opponents having pity on him. Ash gets better ''eventually''; now his wins (occasional DeusExMachina notwithstanding) are almost always legitimate (especially if there's [[StrawmanBall another character to screw up instead]]) and sometimes even the results are pretty clever tactics on his part. Which is all well and good, right up until [[BagOfSpilling he regresses to a freaking novice at the start of each new region]]. The fact that he leaves all but Pikachu at the start of each region does very little to justify this. Though he's fortunately nowhere near as bad as when he started out, it's still patently inexcusable that Ash could be beaten by novice trainers so easily. Then there's the fact that he's NEVER won a SINGLE CANON LEAGUE (meaning that the [[CanonForeigner Orange Island League]] doesn't count), making him come off as a FailureHero.
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Also [[StepfordSmiler Dawn]], who lost ''three'' contests in a row before she [[HeroicBSOD went out of it]] for a good 4 or 5 episodes.
2nd Oct '17 5:32:44 AM Giantleviathan
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* The Live Action Netflix adaptation of Manga/DeathNote has protagonist Light [[AdaptationalWimp portrayed this way]]. Yes, [[MagnificentBastard THAT]] [[EvilIsCool Light]]. There's a reason the series has a BrokenBase.



* The Live Action Netflix adaptation of Manga/DeathNote has protagonist Light [[AdaptationalWimp portrayed this way]]. Yes, [[MagnificentBastard THAT]] [[EvilIsCool Light]]. There's a reason the series has a BrokenBase.
2nd Oct '17 5:01:19 AM Giantleviathan
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* The Live Action Netflix adaptation of Manga/DeathNote has protagonist Light [[AdaptationalWimp portrayed this way]]. Yes, [[MagnificentBastard THAT]] [[EvilIsCool Light]]. There's a reason the series has a BrokenBase.
14th Sep '17 11:04:24 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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%%* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': Sam Witwicky.

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%%* * ''Film/{{Transformers}}'': Sam Witwicky.Witwicky is supposed to be the "everyman" in the Transformers movies, but he's entitled, unsympathetic and self-centered, and intended to be an AudienceSurrogate.



* Gang-du from ''Film/TheHost'' is a slacker deadbeat dad whose life is going nowhere, he's lazy, slightly gluttonous and overall a bit stupid. However, it's explained that his awful childhood, with a mother who abandoned him and a busy father, made him this way, a lack of protein affecting his brain and turning him slightly narcoleptic. And like Fry from ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'', his massive heart and incredible amounts of courage, selflessness and gumption make him so special.
27th Aug '17 4:26:45 PM GGCrono
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Eagleland}} America,]] [[Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos this is you.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Eagleland}} America, America,]] [[Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos this is you.]]]]
3rd Aug '17 3:22:22 AM annette12
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', with its IdiotHero Ash. Initially, he's completely incompetent in basically every way, with most of his "victories" being the result of either dumb luck or his opponents having pity on him. Ash gets better ''eventually''; now his wins (occasional DeusExMachina notwithstanding) are almost always legitimate (especially if there's [[StrawmanBall another character to screw up instead]]) and sometimes even the results are pretty clever tactics on his part. Which is all well and good, right up until [[BagOfSpilling he regresses to a freaking novice at the start of each new region]]. The fact that he leaves all but Pikachu at the start of each region does very little to justify this. Though he's fortunately nowhere near as bad as when he started out, it's still patently inexcusable that Ash could be beaten by novice trainers so easily. Also [[StepfordSmiler Dawn]], who lost ''three'' contests in a row before she [[HeroicBSOD went out of it]] for a good 4 or 5 episodes.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' started off as overconfident in his abilities, obnoxious, a poor student and having few usable jutsus. He gradually matures, broadens his arsenal and becomes able to use his abilities better.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', with its ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': IdiotHero Ash. Initially, he's completely incompetent in basically every way, with most of his "victories" being the result of either dumb luck or his opponents having pity on him. Ash gets better ''eventually''; now his wins (occasional DeusExMachina notwithstanding) are almost always legitimate (especially if there's [[StrawmanBall another character to screw up instead]]) and sometimes even the results are pretty clever tactics on his part. Which is all well and good, right up until [[BagOfSpilling he regresses to a freaking novice at the start of each new region]]. The fact that he leaves all but Pikachu at the start of each region does very little to justify this. Though he's fortunately nowhere near as bad as when he started out, it's still patently inexcusable that Ash could be beaten by novice trainers so easily. Also [[StepfordSmiler Dawn]], who lost ''three'' contests in a row before she [[HeroicBSOD went out of it]] for a good 4 or 5 episodes.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' started ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto starts
off as overconfident in his abilities, obnoxious, a poor student and having few usable jutsus. He gradually matures, broadens his arsenal and becomes able to use his abilities better.
3rd Aug '17 3:19:47 AM annette12
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* The title character of ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' gets terrible grades, constantly screws up spells, is an athletic failure, is greedy and self-centered, and just is an all-around [[TheDitz Ditz]]. So naturally the Queen entrusts her with ''the newborn next heir to the witch kingdom''. In contrast, her five-year-old sister is [[WiseBeyondTheirYears prodigiously competent and mature]], and her friends include a lovable, [[{{Ojou}} rich]] genius, an athletic prodigy, and an IdolSinger. It gets better as the series goes on with Doremi learning to be more mature with both her magic and personal life.

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* The title character of ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'': Doremi gets terrible grades, constantly screws up spells, is an athletic failure, is greedy and self-centered, and just is an all-around [[TheDitz Ditz]]. So naturally the Queen entrusts her with ''the newborn next heir to the witch kingdom''. In contrast, her five-year-old sister is [[WiseBeyondTheirYears prodigiously competent and mature]], and her friends include a lovable, [[{{Ojou}} rich]] genius, an athletic prodigy, and an IdolSinger. It gets better as the series goes on with Doremi learning to be more mature with both her magic and personal life.



* The titular character in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is one of the more well known examples. This seems purely an effect of being the lead; Usagi is Minako's {{Expy}}, the latter which became much more capable when she ''wasn't'' the lead in a story anymore.
** And as the anime went on and Usagi became more competent Minako actually regressed back into comic relief.
** Manga Usagi is surprisingly A LOT more competent and intelligent than her anime equivalent. She suffers more from naiveté than actual stupidity. It's just the anime kept resetting her character growth every season while the manga left it intact.
** Interestingly, the creator of the series has said she based Usagi off herself. [[TakeThatUs This Loser Is Me]]?

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* The titular character in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Usagi is one of the more well known examples. This seems purely an effect of being the lead; Usagi is Minako's {{Expy}}, the latter which became much more capable when she ''wasn't'' the lead in a story anymore.
** And as the anime went on and Usagi became more competent Minako actually regressed back into comic relief.
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anymore. Manga Usagi is surprisingly A LOT more competent and intelligent than her anime equivalent. She suffers more from naiveté than actual stupidity. It's just the anime kept resetting her character growth every season while the manga left it intact.
** Interestingly, the creator of the series has said she based Usagi off herself. [[TakeThatUs This Loser Is Me]]?
intact.
3rd Aug '17 2:59:07 AM annette12
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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'': This is the point of the series. Doraemon is sent back in time to change Nobita's life -- namely, he turns out to be such a loser that his entire family tree is ruined because of it. Contrast with his good friend Shizuka, who is a smart and kind young girl, Gian who is strong and good at sports, and Suneo, who is a genuinely talented artist and designer, as well as being fairly good at science. And then there's Dekisugi, who is best student in the school and TheAce at everything. It must be noted that while the nature of the "future" depicted changed from time to time, most often Nobita becomes a responsible salaryman, devoted husband, and cool dad. He also manages to bag Shizuka somewhere along the line.

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'': This is the point of the series. Doraemon is sent back in time to change Nobita's life -- namely, he turns out to be such a loser that his entire family tree is ruined because of it. Contrast with his good friend Shizuka, who is a smart and kind young girl, Gian who is strong and good at sports, and Suneo, who is a genuinely talented artist and designer, as well as being fairly good at science. And then there's Dekisugi, who is the best student in the school and TheAce at everything. It must be noted that while the nature of the "future" depicted changed from time to time, most often Nobita becomes a responsible salaryman, devoted husband, and cool dad. He also manages to bag Shizuka somewhere along the line.
3rd Aug '17 2:57:58 AM annette12
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* This is the point of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''. Doraemon is sent back in time to change Nobita's life -- namely, he turns out to be such a loser that his entire family tree is ruined because of it. Contrast with his good friend Shizuka, who is a smart and kind young girl; Takeshi, while a bully, never hesitates to help Nobita out when he's in trouble; and Suneo, who while overly proud of himself, is a genuinely talented artist and designer, as well as being fairly good at science. And then there's Dekisugi, who is really good at science (for his age) and is the future husband of Shizuka-- if TimeTravel isn't included in the equation.
** This is probably TheArtifact of the extremely long series; Doraemon's antics were partly a commentary that Japanese people in the 1970s were becoming lazy and over-reliant on technology.
** It must be noted that while the nature of the "future" depicted changed from time to time, most often Nobita became a responsible salaryman, devoted husband, and cool dad. He also managed to bag Shizuka somewhere along the line.

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* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'': This is the point of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}''.the series. Doraemon is sent back in time to change Nobita's life -- namely, he turns out to be such a loser that his entire family tree is ruined because of it. Contrast with his good friend Shizuka, who is a smart and kind young girl; Takeshi, while a bully, never hesitates to help Nobita out when he's in trouble; girl, Gian who is strong and good at sports, and Suneo, who while overly proud of himself, is a genuinely talented artist and designer, as well as being fairly good at science. And then there's Dekisugi, who is really good at science (for his age) and is the future husband of Shizuka-- if TimeTravel isn't included best student in the equation.
** This is probably TheArtifact of the extremely long series; Doraemon's antics were partly a commentary that Japanese people in the 1970s were becoming lazy
school and over-reliant on technology.
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TheAce at everything. It must be noted that while the nature of the "future" depicted changed from time to time, most often Nobita became becomes a responsible salaryman, devoted husband, and cool dad. He also managed manages to bag Shizuka somewhere along the line.
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