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20th May '17 11:50:44 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The original World Trade Center in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity was incredibly controversial when it was first began construction in the late '60s. The aesthetic of the boxy Twin Towers was compared to filing cabinets and "the boxes that the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building came in", its massive amount of office space was seen as merely compounding the problem of office vacancies that the city was facing, and its 'superblock' was criticized for bulldozing most of the still-bustling Radio Row neighborhood, disrupting traffic in Lower Manhattan, and limiting access to the waterfront. By the time it was completed in 1973, it was regarded as a potent symbol of TheBigRottenApple, a landmark to the city's downward spiral more than anything, and many New Yorkers probably would've welcomed its destruction by terrorists. By the time it experienced just that on September 11, 2001, it had come to be recognized as a true landmark in the proper sense of the term, such that one of the most popular proposals to replace it was to just rebuild them as they were, albeit with modern construction techniques.
* The Eiffel Tower in UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, built for the Exposition Universelle in 1889, was similarly hated when it was first built, especially among the city's art community, who regarded it as an eyesore and a symbol of industrial modernity thrust into the heart of a city synonymous with artistry and {{romanticism|VersusEnlightenment}}. Creator/GuyDeMaupassant frequently ate lunch at the Eiffel Tower's restaurant, specifically because it was the only place in the city where he couldn't see it, and he and forty-six other Parisian artists and writers attached their names to a "Protest against the Tower of Monsieur Eiffel". Others, however, embraced it as a symbol of avant-garde modernity, and its MundaneUtility as a broadcast tower saved it from the wrecking ball in 1909 when Gustave Eiffel's lease expired. Nowadays? It is arguably ''the'' symbol of Paris, such that we even have [[EiffelTowerEffect a trope named after it]].
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13th May '17 9:54:19 PM XenMon2
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* The first solo Batman cartoon after the DCAU, ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', was ''loathed'' when it came out, with many fans and even some critics deriving it as "unwatchable" and a "22-minute toy commercial." These days it's looked back on pretty positively, with even former critics acknowledging that it's actually pretty good and even handles certain things better than ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries TAS]]'' did.
9th May '17 10:00:10 AM thecarolinabull01
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* [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]] was the more popular of the Bella Twins for years, but like [=McCool=] above she gained a massive smark hatedom when it became known that she was dating John Cena. Things only got worse during her second reign as Diva's Champion, when she surpassed Wrestling/AJLee as the longest reigning Divas champ despite being injured and rarely defended the belt at all during the second half of her reign. By the end of 2015, she had taken time off to have neck surgery and by the time she returned nearly a year later, her in-ring work had improved significantly, she stayed away from the now Women's championship and helped put newcomer Wrestling/{{Carmella}} over, winning back respect from the fans. Brie has been vindicated also, but not to the degree of her sister.

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* [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]] was the more popular of the Bella Twins for years, but like [=McCool=] above she gained a massive smark hatedom when it became known that she was dating John Cena. Things only got worse during her second reign as Diva's Champion, when she surpassed Wrestling/AJLee as the longest reigning Divas champ despite being injured and rarely defended the belt at all during the second half of her reign. By the end of 2015, she had taken time off to have neck surgery and by the time she returned nearly a year later, her in-ring work had improved significantly, she stayed away from the now Women's championship and helped put newcomer Wrestling/{{Carmella}} over, winning back respect from the fans.fans and that she wasn't totally undeserving of her Diva's title push. Brie has been vindicated also, but not to the degree of her sister.
9th May '17 9:55:47 AM thecarolinabull01
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* Wrestling/MichelleMcCool was popular during her heyday but had a massive smark hatedom who accused her of being pushed just because [[NeverASelfMadeWoman her marriage to the Undertaker]]. The hate has mostly died off since her departure, and her matches are remembered more fondly. She is less inclined to be thought of as a CreatorsPet once stories came out that she suffered the same {{Chickification}} as her fellow Divas - having to refilm matches, being told off for spots that looked too good etc.

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* Wrestling/MichelleMcCool was popular during her heyday but had a massive smark hatedom who accused her of being pushed just because [[NeverASelfMadeWoman her marriage to the Undertaker]].she was dating, and later married to]], Wrestling/TheUndertaker. The hate has mostly died off since her departure, and her matches are remembered more fondly. She is less inclined to be thought of as a CreatorsPet once stories came out that she suffered the same {{Chickification}} as her fellow Divas - having to refilm matches, being told off for spots that looked too good etc.etc.
* [[Wrestling/BellaTwins Nikki Bella]] was the more popular of the Bella Twins for years, but like [=McCool=] above she gained a massive smark hatedom when it became known that she was dating John Cena. Things only got worse during her second reign as Diva's Champion, when she surpassed Wrestling/AJLee as the longest reigning Divas champ despite being injured and rarely defended the belt at all during the second half of her reign. By the end of 2015, she had taken time off to have neck surgery and by the time she returned nearly a year later, her in-ring work had improved significantly, she stayed away from the now Women's championship and helped put newcomer Wrestling/{{Carmella}} over, winning back respect from the fans. Brie has been vindicated also, but not to the degree of her sister.
8th May '17 8:56:59 AM fearlessnikki
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* Wrestling/MichelleMcCool was popular during her heyday but had a massive smark hatedom who accused her of being pushed just because [[NeverASelfMadeWoman her marriage to the Undertaker]]. The hate has mostly died off since her departure, and her matches are remembered more fondly. She is less inclined to be thought of as a CreatorsPet once stories came out that she suffered the same {{Chickification}} as her fellow Divas - having to refilm matches, being told off for spots that looked too good etc.
29th Apr '17 12:11:31 PM Mineboot45
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** joshscorcher for one. His older videos were not watched all that much during the time of their release, but due to his bursting popularity with his vocal countdowns they subsequently got more views
** Animalguy001 (now Fawful's Minion) is also one of those people. He went unnoticed by the countdown community, until he started releasing his first vocal countdowns.
* NC17Productions was once one of the most hated video game reviewers on the internet (to the point that everyone riffed on him). As however time passed though he dumped his old review series, made better reviews, tried out new stuff (such as Let's plays) and he nowadays has a strong cult following.

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** joshscorcher for one. His older videos were not watched all that much during the time of their release, but due to his bursting popularity with his vocal countdowns they subsequently got more views
views.
** Animalguy001 [=Animalguy00=]1 (now Fawful's Minion) is also one of those people. He went unnoticed by the countdown community, until he started releasing his first vocal countdowns.
* NC17Productions [=NC17Productions=] was once one of the most hated video game reviewers on the internet (to the point that everyone riffed on him). As however time passed though he dumped his old review series, made better reviews, tried out new stuff (such as Let's plays) and he nowadays has a strong cult following.
29th Apr '17 12:10:56 PM Mineboot45
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had a large hatedom back in the day from [[FandomRivalry SatAM fans]], and those who thought it was just bad in general. In the mid-2000s, with the rise of the YoutubePoop and several memes stemming from the show, it is now regarded as a classic due to its silly humor, SoBadItsGood nature, DerangedAnimation, and the crazy antics of Robotnik and his minions Scratch and Grounder. Scratch and Grounder themselves were even the inspiration for henchman robots that Eggman would use in further incarnations or games in the franchise, such as Orbot and Cubot, and [[Anime/SonicX Decoe and Bocoe]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had a large hatedom back in the day from [[FandomRivalry SatAM fans]], and those who thought it was just bad in general. In the mid-2000s, with the rise of the YoutubePoop and several memes stemming from the show, it is now regarded as a classic due to its silly humor, SoBadItsGood nature, DerangedAnimation, and the crazy antics of Robotnik and his minions Scratch and Grounder. Scratch and Grounder themselves were even the inspiration for henchman robots that Eggman would use in further incarnations or games in the franchise, such as [[VideoGame/SonicColors Orbot and Cubot, Cubot]], and [[Anime/SonicX Decoe and Bocoe]].
16th Apr '17 7:05:46 PM ThatTwerp
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* [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventure]] was initially a borderline-disaster upon opening in 1999, attracting less than half of its projected guest attendance. The failure of the park ended up putting the entire resort over a billion dollars in debt for more than a ''decade''. It was the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2010 that caused the park to finally become profitable and more recognized among tourists, as well as finally dragging the resort out of debt.
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31st Mar '17 12:40:34 PM 8088ben
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* ''Pinball/HighRollerCasino'' came out a year after the well-liked ''Pinball/StarWarsEpisodeI'' and fell into obscurity as victim of a ToughActToFollow. Whereas ''Star Wars: Episode I'' used a monitor, was full of voice clips, displayed live-action footage made just for the machine, and a rather complicated set of rules, ''High Roller Casino'' used an old-fashioned dot-matrix display, the rules were seen as overly simplistic, and the miniature slot machine was unimpressive. On top of that, ''High Roller Casino'' was released in 2001, right at the nadir of modern pinball's popularity, so despite its lower price, few people were interested in putting it up for public display and thus few people had even heard of it. ''High Roller Casino'' machines were then used in competitions in 2013, where it gained new popularity now that the machine can stand on its own merits (as well as pinball players learning the machine exists) and that its rules are not so much simplistic as they are uncluttered. Much demand now exists for ''High Roller Casino'' to be included in the compilation video game ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade'', and it was indeed added in 2014. Meanwhile, ''Star Wars: Episode I'' became DeaderThanDisco due to its monotonous gameplay and corny acting, and it would be near impossible to find a pinball fan nowadays who prefers ''Star Wars: Episode I'' over ''High Roller Casino''.

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* ''Pinball/HighRollerCasino'' came out a year after the well-liked ''Pinball/StarWarsEpisodeI'' and fell into obscurity as victim of a ToughActToFollow. Whereas ''Star Wars: Episode I'' used a monitor, was full of voice clips, displayed live-action footage made just for the machine, and a rather complicated set of rules, ''High Roller Casino'' used an old-fashioned dot-matrix display, the rules were seen as overly simplistic, and the miniature slot machine was unimpressive. On top of that, ''High Roller Casino'' was released in 2001, right at the nadir of modern pinball's popularity, so despite its lower price, few people were interested in putting it up for public display and thus few people had even heard of it. ''High Roller Casino'' machines were then used in competitions in 2013, where it gained new popularity now that the machine can stand on its own merits (as well as pinball players learning the machine exists) and that its rules are not so much simplistic as they are uncluttered. Much demand now exists for ''High Roller Casino'' to be included in the compilation video game ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade'', and it was indeed added in 2014. Meanwhile, ''Star Wars: Episode I'' became DeaderThanDisco due to its monotonous gameplay and corny acting, acting (the movie's bad reputation didn't help either), and it would be near impossible to find a pinball fan nowadays who prefers ''Star Wars: Episode I'' over ''High Roller Casino''.
27th Feb '17 5:38:40 PM MummyGaGa
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' became one. The game has always been loved by the fans, but all admitted that ''Visualnovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' was an EvenBetterSequel. However, in later years, with the [[Anime/DanganRonpa3 latest two]] [[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 installments]] of the franchise becoming '''massively''' polarizing (both have their own BrokenBase page) and several events of the sequel being rendered pointless or outright {{Retcon}}ned by ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' while various of the survivors of the original game TookALevelInBadass, several fans have taken a new appreciation for the original game.
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' became one. The game has always been loved by the fans, but all admitted that ''Visualnovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' was an EvenBetterSequel. However, in later years, with the [[Anime/DanganRonpa3 latest two]] [[VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 installments]] two installments of the franchise ended up becoming '''massively''' polarizing [[ContestedSequel Contested Sequels]] (both have their own BrokenBase page) and several events of the sequel being rendered pointless or outright {{Retcon}}ned {{Retconned}} by ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' while various of the survivors of the original game TookALevelInBadass, several fans have taken a new appreciation for the original game.
game. Among other things, the fact that the first game didn't had the StrictlyFormula of the latter games and the best villain, specially compared to the later ones, all of whom were considered ReplacementScrappy for Junko, made the game be treasured even more when these two matter became issues for the fans by ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3''.[[/folder]]
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