History ReplacementScrappy / ComicBooks

19th Jul '17 1:04:05 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Done in-universe (they were this trope to the readers as well, but here it was intentional) with the four replacement Supermen that cropped up after ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman. The first three were: [[EvilCounterpart a Cyborg that eventually turned out to be evil]]; [[NinetiesAntiHero a cold, elitist Kryptonian]]; and [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} a loud, '90s-ish punk teenager]]. [[{{Steel}} The fourth was a heroic, moral, upstanding guy... who really, really didn't want to replace Superman]].

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* Done in-universe (they were this trope to the readers as well, but here it was intentional) with the four replacement Supermen that cropped up after ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman. The first three were: [[EvilCounterpart a Cyborg that eventually turned out to be evil]]; [[NinetiesAntiHero a cold, elitist Kryptonian]]; and [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} a loud, '90s-ish punk teenager]]. [[{{Steel}} [[ComicBook/{{Steel}} The fourth was a heroic, moral, upstanding guy... who really, really didn't want to replace Superman]].



* Deathstroke's team of "Titans" when ''[[TeenTitans Titans]]'' was remade into a series about Slade's mercenary team stealing the Titans name after the actual, adult Titans had disbanded following ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' and ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. The run immediately got off to a bad start by killing off [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ryan Choi]] in an extremely graphic and dragged out manner just to show how "dangerous" this new team was, which landed DC a number of accusations about inter-company racism; Ryan's creator Creator/GailSimone actually broke her legendary politeness to say how much she hated how he died. A few years later, DC released ''{{ComicBook/Convergence}}'' with two miniseries, ''Convergence: The Atom'' and ''Convergence: Titans'' meant to specifically address and undo the damage this run on the book did. Added to the accusations about Ryan's death were:

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* Deathstroke's team of "Titans" when ''[[TeenTitans ''[[ComicBook/TeenTitans Titans]]'' was remade into a series about Slade's mercenary team stealing the Titans name after the actual, adult Titans had disbanded following ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' and ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''. The run immediately got off to a bad start by killing off [[ComicBook/TheAtom Ryan Choi]] in an extremely graphic and dragged out manner just to show how "dangerous" this new team was, which landed DC a number of accusations about inter-company racism; Ryan's creator Creator/GailSimone actually broke her legendary politeness to say how much she hated how he died. A few years later, DC released ''{{ComicBook/Convergence}}'' with two miniseries, ''Convergence: The Atom'' and ''Convergence: Titans'' meant to specifically address and undo the damage this run on the book did. Added to the accusations about Ryan's death were:
25th Jun '17 4:15:43 PM SarcasmKid
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* The cast of ComicBook/Earth2 were hit by this twice over.
** First, there are the new versions of Alan Scott, Jay Garrick, Al Pratt, and the rest of the Justice Society characters getting revamped by being made YoungerAndHipper and getting their backstories totally rewritten in an attempt by DC to make them more cooler. Fans of the Golden Age characters and the original Society members were put off by this since they liked the characters ''because'' they were older heroes, as well as the fact that they were more or less unrecognizable to the characters they once more. Many felt these were just the [=JSA=] characters InNameOnly.
** Then, for those who were actually fans of the Earth-2 cast, they got shoved aside for brand new versions of Superman and Batman, even though the book's original selling point was that it would ''not'' be focusing on Batman and Superman.



* [[ComicBook/TeenTitans The Joker's Daughter]] wasn't universally loved, but she gained a small, devoted fanbase. That said, the fans of this Duela Dent absolutely hated the new Joker's Daughter created for the New 52. Original Duela's fans saw her as a cheap, unnecessarily edgy knock off with a convoluted backstory, lacking the original Duela's humor and style, and grew to hate her more and more with every appearance she made because of how hard DC was shoehorning her into their books. What sunk this version from the beginning was that she literally had no connection to the Joker whatsoever, and was just some random, mentally unbalanced woman who found the Joker's face and started wearing it like a mask in an effort to make her "father" happy.



** Everything about Cinder's character. A suicidal rape victim whose debut included her murdering a man by burning off his penis and setting him on fire using her vagina. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2010/12/lavagina.jpg We're being serious here.]]

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** Everything about Cinder's character. A suicidal rape victim whose debut included her murdering a man by burning off his penis and setting him on fire using her vagina. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2010/12/lavagina.jpg We're being serious here.]]]] That's not even getting into how poorly Eric Wallace portrayed Cinder's sexual abuse and his inability to actually make her sympathetic, forcing the readers to view her as tragic when she does absolutely nothing but wallow in self pity when she's not killing people.
17th Jun '17 9:24:42 AM nombretomado
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** After the ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' storyline broke up the Parkers' marriage, ''anyone'' Peter dated would have gotten heat for not being Mary Jane. But the replacement we got was Carlie Cooper, a RelationshipSue named after editor JoeQuesada's daughter. Mary Jane has become a ShipperOnDeck for the pairing, [[CreatorsPet and so has everyone else]]. Reactions have been negative, to say the least.

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** After the ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' storyline broke up the Parkers' marriage, ''anyone'' Peter dated would have gotten heat for not being Mary Jane. But the replacement we got was Carlie Cooper, a RelationshipSue named after editor JoeQuesada's Creator/JoeQuesada's daughter. Mary Jane has become a ShipperOnDeck for the pairing, [[CreatorsPet and so has everyone else]]. Reactions have been negative, to say the least.
10th Jun '17 3:10:07 PM Thranx
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** From ComicBook/MarvelNow2016, Riri Williams, the new Iron Man. The majority of fans hate her because she's barely had any appearances, yet is the new Iron Man over other well-established characters. Others hate her because the name is Iron ''Man'', so it's clear she's a publicity stunt. And ''others'' hate her because she's [[CharacterShilling said to be better than Tony]], which a lot of people think is contrived. Basically this trope combined with lots of CreatorsPet.

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** From ComicBook/MarvelNow2016, Riri Williams, the new Iron Man. The majority of fans hate her because she's barely had any appearances, yet is the new Iron Man over other well-established characters. Others hate her because the name is Iron ''Man'', so it's clear she's a publicity stunt. And ''others'' hate her because she's [[CharacterShilling said to be better than Tony]], which a lot of people think is contrived. And yet more others think there's something inherently fishy about entrusting the story of a millennial black girl to a middle-aged white male author in 2016. Basically this trope combined with lots of CreatorsPet.
27th Mar '17 3:21:41 PM Doug86
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* When Acclaim bought ValiantComics, they did this to ''every'' main character save Turok, who got more popular because now he was fighting [[RuleOfCool cyborg dinosaurs]]. Then Acclaim went broke and the whole thing was tossed aside anyway, but by then it was a mercy killing.

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* When Acclaim bought ValiantComics, Creator/ValiantComics, they did this to ''every'' main character save Turok, who got more popular because now he was fighting [[RuleOfCool cyborg dinosaurs]]. Then Acclaim went broke and the whole thing was tossed aside anyway, but by then it was a mercy killing.
15th Feb '17 7:15:30 AM Blazer
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* To many fans, ComicBook/TheInhumans are this to the entire mutant race. While some characters, such as [[ComicBook/MsMarvel2014 Kamala Khan]] and [[ComicBook/MoonGirlAndDevilDinosaur Lunella Lafayette]] escape this, many fans are just sick and tired of them as a whole, due to the fact that many believe the Inhumans' rise to stardom is due to the fact that Marvel couldn't use the X-Men in their movies.
8th Feb '17 9:56:31 PM Anddrix
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*** Carlie's successor as love interest is new character Cindy Moon, alias the heroine Silk and ''also'' a ReplacementScrappy. She is commonly criticized as having CommonMarySueTraits, such as having Peter's exact power set, but superior in every aspect but physical strength, and being the star pupil of Ezekiel Sims [[RememberTheNewGuy who was never mentioned in any of his previous appearances]]. Adding to this, there are many fans who dislike the idea of Peter dating a fellow superhuman at all.

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*** Carlie's successor as love interest is new character Cindy Moon, alias the heroine Silk and ''also'' a ReplacementScrappy. She is commonly criticized as having CommonMarySueTraits, many Mary Sue traits, such as having Peter's exact power set, but superior in every aspect but physical strength, and being the star pupil of Ezekiel Sims [[RememberTheNewGuy who was never mentioned in any of his previous appearances]]. Adding to this, there are many fans who dislike the idea of Peter dating a fellow superhuman at all.
6th Feb '17 5:10:02 AM ShorinBJ
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** Later on, they brought Wally back with some ''very'' controversial changes to his character. This Wally was pretty firmly disliked by classic Wally fans his increased Jerkass tendencies, stereotypical portrayal, changes to Wally's relationships (he isn't close to his aunt Iris anymore, comes from a broken family, and outright hates the Flash) to... [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement other things]]. DC later brought back the original Wally in ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' while keeping New 52 Wally around as the classic version's cousin, and this had the added benefit of classic Wally fans giving Wally West II another chance now that he wasn't supposed to be their Wally anymore. Plus, the more controversial parts of his character had been heavily reigned in by then.

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** Later on, they brought Wally back with some ''very'' controversial changes to his character. This Wally was pretty firmly disliked by classic Wally fans for his increased Jerkass tendencies, stereotypical portrayal, changes to Wally's relationships (he isn't close to his aunt Iris anymore, comes from a broken family, and outright hates the Flash) to... [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement other things]]. DC later brought back the original Wally in ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' while keeping New 52 Wally around as the classic version's cousin, and this had the added benefit of classic Wally fans giving Wally West II another chance now that he wasn't supposed to be their Wally anymore. Plus, the more controversial parts of his character had been heavily reigned reined in by then.
13th Jan '17 1:33:21 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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** Cassandra Cain, the third Batgirl was this. Not only was she a replacement for the second Batgirl Barbara Gordon, but she was also [[TheRealRemingtonSteele seemingly created just to wear the costume given up by]] the short-lived (as Batgirl) third Batgirl, Helena Bertinelli (who would then take on a permanent identity as the post-Crisis ComicBook/{{Huntress}}). Helena was intended to be temporary to begin with, but still... She was also a considerable departure from the original character, being a CuteMute CharlesAtlasSuperpower martial artist.

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** Cassandra Cain, the third Batgirl was this. this for a small number of fans. Not only was she a replacement for the second first Batgirl Barbara Gordon, but she was also [[TheRealRemingtonSteele seemingly created just to wear the costume given up by]] the short-lived (as Batgirl) third second Batgirl, Helena Bertinelli (who would then take on a permanent identity as the post-Crisis ComicBook/{{Huntress}}). Helena was intended to be temporary to begin with, but still... She was also a considerable departure from the original character, being a CuteMute CharlesAtlasSuperpower martial artist. However, she ''did'' develop a big fandom after her introduction, and even got her own solo series, and a lot of Barbara fans eventually accepted her, thanks to her relationship with Barbara, which moved Babs into an interesting role as TheMentor. Cass was ''so'' liked that this led to...



* Marcus Johnson aka Nick Fury Jr. is not only hated by the fans because he is a pandering towards movie-fans, who are used to the black Nick Fury (who originated from the ComicBook/{{The Ultimates}}), but also because he is replacing his dad, who apparently [[PutOnABus is disappearing into the background because his youth formula isn't working anymore]].

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* Marcus Johnson aka Nick Fury Jr. is not only hated by the fans because he is a pandering towards movie-fans, who are used to the black Nick Fury (who originated from the ComicBook/{{The Ultimates}}), but also because he is replacing his dad, who apparently [[PutOnABus is disappearing disappeared into the background because his youth formula isn't wasn't working anymore]].anymore]] before suffering a FateWorseThanDeath.
8th Jan '17 1:22:55 PM nombretomado
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* Marcus Johnson aka Nick Fury Jr. is not only hated by the fans because he is a pandering towards movie-fans, who are used to the black Nick Fury (who originated from the {{The Ultimates}}), but also because he is replacing his dad, who apparently [[PutOnABus is disappearing into the background because his youth formula isn't working anymore]].

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* Marcus Johnson aka Nick Fury Jr. is not only hated by the fans because he is a pandering towards movie-fans, who are used to the black Nick Fury (who originated from the {{The ComicBook/{{The Ultimates}}), but also because he is replacing his dad, who apparently [[PutOnABus is disappearing into the background because his youth formula isn't working anymore]].
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