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8th Jan '17 7:30:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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One way this can happen is if the "Dog" character [[SexualKarma gets into a relationship]]. This can be very irritating to fans of the other character if it comes across as a [[StandardHeroReward reward]] and objectifies - in particularly bad versions of this; they might come across as - by this trope's very metaphor - a "[[FreudWasRight bone]]." (Even "better", listen to [[UnpleasableFanbase fans complain]] if this [[EntitledToHaveYou doesn't happen]].)

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One way this can happen is if the "Dog" character [[SexualKarma gets into a relationship]]. This can be very irritating to fans of the other character if it comes across as a [[StandardHeroReward reward]] and objectifies - in particularly bad versions of this; they might come across as - by this trope's very metaphor - a "[[FreudWasRight bone]]."bone." (Even "better", listen to [[UnpleasableFanbase fans complain]] if this [[EntitledToHaveYou doesn't happen]].)
18th Dec '16 9:13:50 AM Peridonyx
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFPcsYGriEs Apple -- Frankie's Holiday.]] [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein's Monster]] goes to a nearby town to try and celebrate with the people via caroling. However, their inevitable fear of him, combined with his awkwardness, nearly sends him over the DespairEventHorizon... until one little girl decides to back him up, soon followed by all of the now-encouraged townspeople. And FM, finally getting his ultimate Christmas gift -- acceptance -- can only invoke TearsOfJoy.

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* [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFPcsYGriEs Apple -- Frankie's Holiday.]] Holiday]]''. [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein's Monster]] goes to a nearby town to try and celebrate with the people via caroling. However, their inevitable fear of him, combined with his awkwardness, nearly sends him over the DespairEventHorizon... until one little girl decides to back him up, soon followed by all of the now-encouraged townspeople. And FM, finally getting his ultimate Christmas gift -- acceptance -- can only invoke TearsOfJoy.
18th Dec '16 9:12:54 AM Peridonyx
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFPcsYGriEs Apple -- Frankie's Holiday.]] [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein's Monster]] goes to a nearby town to try and celebrate with the people via caroling. However, their fear of him, combined with his awkwardness, nearly sends him over the DespairEventHorizon... until one little girl joins in, soon followed by all of the now-encouraged townspeople. And FM, finally getting his ultimate Christmas gift -- acceptance -- can only invoke TearsOfJoy.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFPcsYGriEs Apple -- Frankie's Holiday.]] [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein's Monster]] goes to a nearby town to try and celebrate with the people via caroling. However, their inevitable fear of him, combined with his awkwardness, nearly sends him over the DespairEventHorizon... until one little girl joins in, decides to back him up, soon followed by all of the now-encouraged townspeople. And FM, finally getting his ultimate Christmas gift -- acceptance -- can only invoke TearsOfJoy.
18th Dec '16 9:11:26 AM Peridonyx
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFPcsYGriEs Apple -- Frankie's Holiday.]] [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Frankenstein's Monster]] goes to a nearby town to try and celebrate with the people via caroling. However, their fear of him, combined with his awkwardness, nearly sends him over the DespairEventHorizon... until one little girl joins in, soon followed by all of the now-encouraged townspeople. And FM, finally getting his ultimate Christmas gift -- acceptance -- can only invoke TearsOfJoy.
7th Dec '16 11:17:45 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', the players [[spoiler: manage to give Jay, a bird who'd been [[AndIMustScream trapped in the water filtration for who knows how long]] his happy ending by freeing him from his situation and taking him on as their EleventhHourRanger, instead of [[MercyKill Mercy Killing]] him [[OffTheRails like Weaver expected]]]].
19th Nov '16 6:31:11 AM darkknight109
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* For the 2016 All-Star game, the NHL opened voting up to the fans to select some of the team members. An online campaign made a push for nominating John Scott as captain of the Pacific Division. Scott was a 33-year-old enforcer who had five goals in his entire career and who generally played a few minutes a night on the fourth line (on those nights where he wasn't relegated to the press box or sent to the minors) - he was much slower and less skilled than the All-Stars he would be playing alongside and many of the organizers thought it would be hilarious to watch him try and keep up. Scott was reportedly embarrassed at the campaign initially but, as it gained steam and he rose to the top of the fan polls, he decided to make the most of it and attend with his family, publicly reasoning that it was an opportunity he otherwise would never get. The league, upset at the mockery of what they saw as one of their premier events, quietly fumed but stated they would abide by the poll results (publicly at least - Scott would later reveal that league officials approached him in private and asked him to either decline the invite or fake an injury so that someone else could take his roster spot). However, two weeks before the All-Star game, Scott was abruptly traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Montreal Canadians (with some rumours indicating that Scott's inclusion in the trade had been encouraged or facilitated by the league itself), who signalled that they did not plan to use him on their team and sent him to the minors instead. Fans - including many who had not initially supported the campaign - were furious that Scott would not even get to attend the All-Star Game after he had been put through the campaign and, as an added kicker, Scott was being sent to the opposite side of the continent from his family when his wife was pregnant with twins. After several days of outrage from the fanbase, the NHL relented and announced that Scott would still be allowed to participate in the All-Star Game after all. The game wound up being a highlight reel for Scott - he received the loudest applause at the player introductions, scored two goals in the semi-final game, got in a mock-fight with Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks, captained his team to victory in the final game, and was voted tournament MVP despite the fact that his name was not included on the initial ballot. Scott was hoisted on his teammates shoulders while giving an interview and was approached with several sponsorship deals and a movie deal after the tournament. He would eventually retire from professional hockey at the end of the season.

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* For the 2016 All-Star game, the NHL opened voting up to the fans to select some of the team members. An online campaign made a push for nominating John Scott as captain of the Pacific Division. Scott was a 33-year-old enforcer who had five goals in his entire career and who generally played a few minutes a night on the fourth line (on those nights where he wasn't relegated to the press box or sent to the minors) - he was much slower and less skilled than the All-Stars he would be playing alongside and many of the organizers thought it would be hilarious to watch him try and keep up. Scott was reportedly embarrassed at the campaign initially but, as it gained steam and he rose to the top of the fan polls, he decided to make the most of it and attend with his family, publicly reasoning that it was an opportunity he otherwise would never get. The league, upset at the mockery of what they saw as one of their premier events, quietly fumed but stated they would abide by the poll results (publicly at least - Scott would later reveal that league officials approached him in private and asked him to either decline the invite or fake an injury so that someone else could take his roster spot). However, two weeks before the All-Star game, Scott was abruptly traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Montreal Canadians (with some rumours indicating that Scott's inclusion in the trade had been encouraged or facilitated by the league itself), who signalled that they did not plan to use him on their team and sent him to the minors instead.instead, potentially rendering him ineligible for inclusion in the All-Star game (as he was no longer technically an NHL player). Fans - including many who had not initially supported the campaign - were furious that Scott would not even get to attend the All-Star Game after he had been put through the campaign and, as an added kicker, Scott was being sent to the opposite side of the continent from his family when his wife was pregnant with twins. After several days of outrage from the fanbase, the NHL relented and announced that Scott would still be allowed to participate in the All-Star Game after all. The game wound up being a highlight reel for Scott - he received the loudest applause at the player introductions, scored two goals in the semi-final game, got in a mock-fight with Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks, captained his team to victory in the final game, and was voted tournament MVP despite the fact that his name was not included on the initial ballot. Scott was hoisted on his teammates shoulders while giving an interview and was approached with several sponsorship deals and a movie deal after the tournament. He would eventually retire from professional hockey at the end of the season.
19th Nov '16 6:30:03 AM darkknight109
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* For the 2016 All-Star game, the NHL opened voting up to the fans to select some of the team members. An online campaign made a push for nominating John Scott as captain of the Pacific Division. Scott was a 33-year-old enforcer who had five goals in his entire career and who generally played a few minutes a night on the fourth line (on those nights where he wasn't relegated to the press box or sent to the minors) - he was much slower and less skilled than the All-Stars he would be playing alongside and many of the organizers thought it would be hilarious to watch him try and keep up. Scott was reportedly embarrassed at the campaign initially but, as it gained steam and he rose to the top of the fan polls, he decided to make the most of it and attend with his family, publicly reasoning that it was an opportunity he otherwise would never get. The league, upset at the mockery of what they saw as one of their premier events, quietly fumed but stated they would abide by the poll results (publicly at least - Scott would later reveal that league officials approached him in private and asked him to either decline the invite or fake an injury so that someone else could take his roster spot). However, two weeks before the All-Star game, Scott was abruptly traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Montreal Canadians (with some rumours indicating that Scott's inclusion in the trade had been encouraged or facilitated by the league itself), who signalled that they did not plan to use him on their team and sent him to the minors instead. Fans - including many who had not initially supported the campaign - were furious that Scott would not even get to attend the All-Star Game after he had been put through the campaign and, as an added kicker, Scott was being sent to the opposite side of the continent from his family when his wife was pregnant with twins. After several days of outrage from the fanbase, the NHL relented and announced that Scott would still be allowed to participate in the All-Star Game after all. The game wound up being a highlight reel for Scott - he received the loudest applause at the player introductions, scored two goals in the semi-final game, got in a mock-fight with Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks, captained his team to victory in the final game, and was voted tournament MVP despite the fact that his name was not included on the initial ballot. Scott was hoisted on his teammates shoulders while giving an interview and was approached with several sponsorship deals and a movie deal after the tournament. He would eventually retire from professional hockey at the end of the season.
15th Oct '16 5:35:18 PM KidDynamite
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** WhatCouldHaveBeen: WWE had planned for Stacy to win Taboo Tuesday and become Women's Champion. However, the day of the match, she told the WWE brass she didn't deserve to be champion, as she was not a wrestler. Instead, they did a half-hearted StatusQuoIsGod by letting Wrestling/MollyHolly (the woman Stacy pinned three weeks in a row going into Taboo Tuesday) be the one to eliminate her. Stacy fully reverted back to her FauxActionGirl status shortly afterwards, losing a bra-and-panties match to newcomer Wrestling/ChristyHemme.

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** WhatCouldHaveBeen: WWE actually had [[WhatCouldHaveBeen a much bigger bone]] planned for her: Stacy was originally booked to win Taboo Tuesday and become Women's Champion. However, the day of the match, she told the WWE brass she didn't deserve to be champion, as she was not a wrestler. Instead, they did a half-hearted StatusQuoIsGod by letting Wrestling/MollyHolly (the woman Stacy pinned three weeks in a row going into Taboo Tuesday) be the one to eliminate her. Stacy fully reverted back to her FauxActionGirl status shortly afterwards, losing a bra-and-panties match to newcomer Wrestling/ChristyHemme.
6th Oct '16 9:28:00 PM IamTheCaligula
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* Parsee Mizuhashi from the ''VideoGame/TouhouProject'' is a literal GreenEyedMonster taken to its logical conclusion: She is DrivenByEnvy, [[EmotionEater jealousy sustains her]] and her power to [[HatePlague make other people envious]] [[PowerBornOfMadness is born from her own jealousy of them.]] Everything in her existence revolves around how she's physically incapable of being content with what she has and always envies others for what what they have that she does not. And in the fandom? In the fandom he's most commonly shipped with the [[AmazonianBeauty drop-dead gorgeous]] and [[WorldsStrongestWoman incredibly strong]] Yuugi Hoshiguma... Of course, Parsee still cannot be happy with what she has and will always find some way to sour her own fortune, but at least the fandom has made sure Yuugi is there to support her.
1st Oct '16 3:34:56 AM Laevatein
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* AustralianRulesFootball: Going into the 2016 season, the Western Bulldogs had only won one premiership, way back in 1954, and hadn't played in a Grand Final since 1961. During that time, they had lost seven Preliminary Finals between 1985 and 2010, narrowly avoided being merged in 1989, and suffered near-constant financial troubles. Then, in round 3, captain Bob Murphy injured his knee and was out for the season. They finished seventh after the home-and-away season, and were underdogs (pardon the pun) all through the finals - against the West Coast Eagles in Perth, then reigning three-time premiers Hawthorn, then Greater Western Sydney in Sydney, before finally making it to the Grand Final against the top-placed Sydney Swans... '''and they won.'''

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* AustralianRulesFootball: Going into the 2016 season, the Western Bulldogs had only won one premiership, way back in 1954, and hadn't played in a Grand Final since 1961. During that time, they had lost seven Preliminary Finals between 1985 and 2010, narrowly avoided being merged in 1989, and suffered near-constant financial troubles. Then, in round 3, captain Bob Murphy injured his knee and was out for the season. They finished seventh after the home-and-away season, and were underdogs (pardon the pun) all through the finals - against the West Coast Eagles in Perth, then reigning three-time premiers Hawthorn, then Greater Western Sydney in Sydney, before finally making it to the Grand Final against the top-placed Sydney Swans... '''and they won.'''''' Even injured captain Bob Murphy got a happy ending, with coach Luke Beveridge calling him up during the presentations and giving his premiership medal to him.
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