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27th May '17 2:31:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''; Chun Li isn't exactly disliked in her own continuity, but she's clearly not held in as high regard as players do, mostly because she's ''never'' truly won any of the tournaments she's participated in. (WolverinePublicity plays a big role.)

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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''; Chun Li isn't exactly disliked in her own continuity, but she's clearly not held in as high regard as players do, mostly because she's ''never'' truly won any of the tournaments she's participated in. (WolverinePublicity plays a big role.)
27th May '17 2:29:37 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Luigi from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' tends to be neglected by the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom and Bowser and his men, apparently the entire population of the Beanbean Kingdom, [[Franchise/MetalGear Colonel Campbell]]... his fanbase is fairly large due to this, especially since his own game debut ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' gave him his own personality to stand out from Mario, and it's pretty hard to find someone who doesn't like him nowadays, to the point where most Nintendo fans are likely to tell you they prefer the green-clad plumber to his more iconic brother.

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Luigi from ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' tends to be neglected by the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom and Bowser and his men, apparently the entire population of the Beanbean Kingdom, [[Franchise/MetalGear Colonel Campbell]]... his fanbase is fairly large due to this, especially since his own game debut ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' gave him his own personality to stand out from Mario, and it's pretty hard to find someone who doesn't like him nowadays, to the point where most Nintendo fans are likely to tell you they prefer the green-clad plumber to his more iconic brother.


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* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''; Chun Li isn't exactly disliked in her own continuity, but she's clearly not held in as high regard as players do, mostly because she's ''never'' truly won any of the tournaments she's participated in. (WolverinePublicity plays a big role.)
25th May '17 2:03:44 PM MummyGaGa
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* [[spoiler: Nagito]], Kokichi, and Miu from the ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' franchise are treated as TheFriendNobodyLikes within their respective stories. However, while some fans view them as [[BaseBreakingCharacter divisive characters]], they have very loyal fanbases. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/danganronpa/comments/5gvti9/rdanganronpa_character_ranking_poll_results_top/ A recent Reddit poll]] ended up placing [[spoiler: Nagito]] at the top ten and [[http://news.mynavi.jp/ad/2017/entertainment/danganronpa/sp_r/ the official NDRV3 popularity poll]] had Kokichi and Miu at #2 and #4 respectively.
* Generally speaking, with the Phantom Thieves from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' receiving AllOfTheOtherReindeer treatment, a few of these are bound to happen. However, these people deserve special mention-
** The other students at Kosei High treat Yusuke differently due to both his association with Madarame and because of his behavior in general, and after Madarame is arrested, he's actively shunned. However, he manages to be one of the most popular characters in the game due to him being a ComicallySerious {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
** Upon her introduction it is clear that Makoto is not very well-liked among her classmates. In fact, it's implied that she didn't have any friends before joining the Phantom Thieves. While some do see her as a BaseBreakingCharacter, she has still gained numerous amounts of attention. She ranked number 3 on a popularity poll in Japan and after the game's international release got even more popularity with increased amounts of fanart and being one of the most popular shipping options with Joker.
** Prior to Futaba being a shut-in, she was almost completely friendless at school with her OnlyFriend having to be a girl named Kana in which their friendship ended up falling apart. On the other hand, fans really like her due to her {{Moe}} personality, having huge amounts of CharacterDevelopment, and her lacking the AnnoyingVideoGameHelper tendencies that past MissionControl characters have.
4th May '17 4:07:19 PM Troperr2016
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** Everyone finds Roger annoying, but he's among the most popular characters in the show due to his sheer insanity.
3rd May '17 8:42:52 PM Troperinik
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* Among ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' fans, Stumpy is the most popular character, yet he is a ''literal'' CosmicPlaything and [[WithFriendsLikeThese his friends make fun of him and bully him.]]
26th Apr '17 8:57:46 AM gophergiggles
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** The Great And Powerful Trixie is an egotistical showoff attention horse who spends most of her stage performance bragging about her accomplishments (including her defeat of an Ursa Major, which is a shameless lie) and humiliating Rarity, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash with cheap tricks rather than performing, and earns the scorn of most of Ponyville before the episode is over. Yet she has a dedicated fanbase, regularly appears in fanworks, and the owner of Equestria Daily (the world's largest [=FiM=] fansite) is an open and unabashed Trixie fan to the point that people have him appear in fanworks just to praise her.

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** The Great And Powerful Trixie is an egotistical showoff attention horse who spends most of her stage performance bragging about her accomplishments (including her defeat of an Ursa Major, which is a shameless lie) and humiliating Rarity, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash with cheap tricks rather than performing, and earns the scorn of most of Ponyville before the episode is over. Yet she has a dedicated fanbase, regularly appears in fanworks, and the owner of Equestria Daily (the world's largest [=FiM=] fansite) is an open and unabashed Trixie fan to the point that people have him appear in fanworks just to praise her. The showrunners ''clearly'' picked up on her popularity, as her second appearance portrayed her in a more sympathetic (if still antagonistic) role, her third focused on her budding friendship with another character, and her appearance in the Season 6 finale had her fully embrace the role as a supporting protagonist who's still a bit rough around the edges.
26th Apr '17 7:12:43 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* Manga/{{Berserk}}: Guts has had [[DarkAndTroubledPast this hard]] from the moment of his birth and throughout his life, considered a curse by his awful adoptive father Gambino and despised by nearly everybody he cane across. This only changec when he met [[TrueCompanions the Band of Hawk]] who [[{{Tsundere}} apart]] from Casca and Corkus accepted him with open arms. This also servered as metaphorical and phiyscal gut punch as they [[DarkestHour savagely taken away from him]] in the bloodiest and cruelest way possible. Which sent Guts off alone again as the infamous ''[[DarkIsNotEvil Black Swordsmen]]''.
** Naturally Guts's enteral pain and struggle, make the heart and soul of the series in eyes of fans. Who detest the injustice of Guts being accused and hunted during his quest for [[BestServedCold righteousness vengeance]] and especially against the alleged hero of the kingdom Griffith who is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity worshipped]] despite the colossal amount of shit he's pulled.

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* Manga/{{Berserk}}: Guts has has had [[DarkAndTroubledPast this hard]] from the moment of his birth and throughout his life, considered a curse by his awful adoptive father Gambino and despised by nearly everybody he cane across. This only changec when he met [[TrueCompanions the Band of Hawk]] who [[{{Tsundere}} apart]] from Casca and Corkus accepted him with open arms. This also servered as metaphorical and phiyscal gut punch as they [[DarkestHour savagely taken away from him]] in the bloodiest and cruelest way possible. Which sent Guts off alone again as the infamous ''[[DarkIsNotEvil Black Swordsmen]]''.
** ** Naturally Guts's enteral pain and struggle, make the heart and soul of the series in eyes of fans. Who detest the injustice of Guts being accused and hunted during his quest for [[BestServedCold righteousness vengeance]] and especially against the alleged alleged hero of the kingdom Griffith who is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity [[VillainWithGoodPublicity worshipped]] despite the colossal amount of shit he's pulled.



* Anime/DeltoraQuest: Doom the [[RebelLeader leader]] of the rebellion against the ShadowLord is distrusted and outright hated by everyone from the Jasmine in main trio to members of his own revolution, but Doom beloved by the fans and especially those who read books. [[spoiler: Knowing full well that Doom is actually Jarred, loving father of Jasmine making her hatred of him beautifully ironic]].
** Barda in books an anime is an disgraced guard, turned begger and despite his troubled status is adored by readers and viewers alike. The anime especially makes very entertaining and gives him some legitimate kick fights towards the end of the series, complete with Ak-Baba decaptations sadly not present in the books.

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* Anime/DeltoraQuest: Doom the [[RebelLeader leader]] of the rebellion against the ShadowLord Shadow Lord is distrusted and outright hated by everyone from the the Jasmine in main trio to members of his own revolution, but Doom beloved by the fans and especially those who read books. [[spoiler: Knowing full well well that Doom is actually Jarred, loving father of Jasmine making her hatred of him beautifully ironic]].
** Barda in books an anime is an disgraced guard, turned begger and despite his troubled status is adored by readers and viewers alike. The anime especially makes very entertaining and gives him some legitimate kick fights towards the end of the series, complete with Ak-Baba Ak-Baba decaptations sadly not present in the books.



** [[spoiler: Dain was popular before and after he turn out to be a evil back stabbing [[{{Shapeshifting}} Ol]] due to his fangirls, most people were happy when Lief "gave him the belt" however]].

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** [[spoiler: **[[spoiler: Dain was popular before and after he turn out to be a evil back stabbing [[{{Shapeshifting}} Ol]] due to his fangirls, most people were happy when Lief "gave him the belt" however]].
26th Apr '17 6:52:42 AM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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* Manga/{{Berserk}}: Guts has had [[DarkAndTroubledPast this hard]] from the moment of his birth and throughout his life, considered a curse by his awful adoptive father Gambino and despised by nearly everybody he cane across. This only changec when he met [[TrueCompanions the Band of Hawk]] who [[{{Tsundere}} apart]] from Casca and Corkus accepted him with open arms. This also servered as metaphorical and phiyscal gut punch as they [[DarkestHour savagely taken away from him]] in the bloodiest and cruelest way possible. Which sent Guts off alone again as the infamous ''[[DarkIsNotEvil Black Swordsmen]]''.
** Naturally Guts's enteral pain and struggle, make the heart and soul of the series in eyes of fans. Who detest the injustice of Guts being accused and hunted during his quest for [[BestServedCold righteousness vengeance]] and especially against the alleged hero of the kingdom Griffith who is [[VillainWithGoodPublicity worshipped]] despite the colossal amount of shit he's pulled.


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* Anime/DeltoraQuest: Doom the [[RebelLeader leader]] of the rebellion against the ShadowLord is distrusted and outright hated by everyone from the Jasmine in main trio to members of his own revolution, but Doom beloved by the fans and especially those who read books. [[spoiler: Knowing full well that Doom is actually Jarred, loving father of Jasmine making her hatred of him beautifully ironic]].
** Barda in books an anime is an disgraced guard, turned begger and despite his troubled status is adored by readers and viewers alike. The anime especially makes very entertaining and gives him some legitimate kick fights towards the end of the series, complete with Ak-Baba decaptations sadly not present in the books.
** Thaegan the [[RapidAging haggard]]/[[HotWitch beatiful]] sorceress is loathed in the books but is given a more sympathetic portrayal in the anime making her a fan favourite helped by her attractiveness and wickedness.
**[[spoiler: Dain was popular before and after he turn out to be a evil back stabbing [[{{Shapeshifting}} Ol]] due to his fangirls, most people were happy when Lief "gave him the belt" however]].
7th Apr '17 3:28:38 AM annette12
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* Sam from ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' is disliked and feared by many in-universe, but is by far the most popular character in the fandom, though her {{Flanderization}} in later series led her to becoming either TheScrappy or BaseBreakingCharacter by fans.

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* Sam from ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' is disliked and feared by many in-universe, but is by far the most popular character in the fandom, though her {{Flanderization}} in later series led her to becoming either TheScrappy or BaseBreakingCharacter by among some fans.
2nd Apr '17 5:16:57 PM nombretomado
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** Another Creator/NipponIchi example would be Laharl of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. On the same popularity poll as Asagi, he took the top spot. Yet, in-universe, just ask the PhantomBrave and ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' casts what they think of him. Hell, even his own vassals will take potshots at him given the chance.

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** Another Creator/NipponIchi example would be Laharl of ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. On the same popularity poll as Asagi, he took the top spot. Yet, in-universe, just ask the PhantomBrave VideoGame/PhantomBrave and ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' casts what they think of him. Hell, even his own vassals will take potshots at him given the chance.
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