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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.
20th Feb '17 5:52:39 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Jerry Grgich, although mostly rule of funny.

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** Jerry Grgich, although mostly rule of funny. Also played with, since this status only seems to apply to him when he's at work; outside work or in his home life, he's apparently TheAce.


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** Perhaps subverted with Abed, however, who is perhaps the most popular of the main characters in the show, while ''also'' apparently being much better liked among the Greendale student body than his other friends.
20th Feb '17 5:50:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Then there's The Doctor himself. His own people hate him most of the time. There are star systems that want him dead, and not just his mortal enemies like the Cybermen or Daleks. Even people he's saved have no love for the poor guy. Queen Victoria knighted him and exiled him all at once. And helped fund Torchwood, which originally considered him public enemy number one. Of course, being the titular character of the world's longest running sci-fi show, he's beloved by fans around the world, in any of his [[TheNthDoctor many, many incarnations.]]

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** Then there's The Doctor himself. His own people hate him most of the time. There are star systems that want him dead, and not just his mortal enemies like the Cybermen or Daleks. Even people he's saved have no love for the poor guy. Queen Victoria knighted him and exiled him all at once. And helped fund Torchwood, which originally considered him public enemy number one. Of course, being the titular character of the world's longest running sci-fi show, he's beloved by fans around the world, in any of his [[TheNthDoctor many, many incarnations.]]]] Although it must be noted that he ''also'' does have a lot of loyal friends and companions who clearly think the world of him and, in at least one episode, when a distress signal was sent out summoning summoning his allies and supporters to his aide, ''half the universe'' showed up.
20th Feb '17 5:44:08 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Al Bundy is despised by pretty much every person in his neighborhood, and barely tolerated by his greedy(Peggy) perverted(Bud) and brainless(Kelly) family. But ask any minimum wage worker in the real world what they think of him, and he's venerated as a man among men.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Al Bundy is despised by pretty much every person in his neighborhood, and barely tolerated by his greedy(Peggy) perverted(Bud) greedy (Peggy), perverted (Bud) and brainless(Kelly) brainless (Kelly) family. But ask any minimum wage worker in the real world what they think of him, and he's venerated as a man among men.


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* Series/AlanPartridge is, in his universe, a dismal failure of a man who is incredibly narcissistic and unlikeable, has very few friends, a television show which hardly anyone watched and which bombed terribly, and an increasingly failed career in local radio. Outside of his universe, he's one of Britain's most-loved comedy characters.
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