History ReplacementScrappy / ComicBooks

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]].
19th Dec '16 8:45:32 AM XSpectreGreyX
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** Pre-Flashpoint Superman (Super Dad) becoming a ReplacementScrappy for Nu[]Supes! While it's ''much'' less common to find people who prefer Nu[]Supes, there are quite a few people who do feel bad for Nu[]Supes' fans. However, in this case the Super Dad detractors are in the minority, and the overall consensus is that the Rebirth Superman line is the strongest the franchise has been in ''years''.

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** Pre-Flashpoint Superman (Super Dad) becoming a ReplacementScrappy for Nu[]Supes! [=NuSupes=]! While it's ''much'' less common to find people who prefer Nu[]Supes, [=NuSupes=], there are quite a few people who do feel bad for Nu[]Supes' [=NuSupes=]' fans. However, in this case the Super Dad detractors are in the minority, and the overall consensus is that the Rebirth Superman line is the strongest the franchise has been in ''years''.
2nd Dec '16 12:07:53 PM kyojikasshu
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*** Compounding the Scrappydom for Teen Tony was his "hologram armor", which was basically an in-universe way to justify [[DependingOnTheArtist its inconsistent appearance between issues]].
2nd Dec '16 11:54:42 AM kyojikasshu
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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. Basically this trope combined with lots of CreatorsPet.CreatorsPet.
** From the aftermath of ''ComicBook/TheCrossing'', teen Tony Stark. Many Iron Man fans were already unsatisfied with adult Tony's FaceHeelTurn as it was, and were even less happy about him supposedly being EvilAllAlong (to the point that ''ComicBook/AvengersForever'' would RetCon that last bit for the most part), so bringing in an "uncorrputed" younger self from an AlternateTimeline really did not help matters at all. If there are any positives to the cash-grab that was ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'', it was that it ultimately allowed [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Franklin Richards]] to reset Tony back to his adult, non-evil self.
1st Dec '16 2:27:55 AM jormis29
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* Tanarus, the guy who's replaced [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] after ''Comicbook/FearItself'' has got hate immediately, because he looks like a NinetiesAntiHero, his appearance and Thor's death mean that there won't be interaction between Thor and Kid!Loki for awhile, he's not using Mjolnir at all, but a weird staff with a heavy head (indicating to fans that he's not worthy to be Thor anyways, since a worthy person can lift the hammer), and for not being one of the ''many'' established people who could take over for Thor, namely Beta-Ray Bill and Thunderstrike. Oh, and the fact that when the announcement was made Thor wasn't even dead yet. Thankfully, this turned out to be wholly intentional on the writer's part, as Tanarus was revealed to be someone's impersonation of Thor who had usurped everyone but Loki's memories of him, and ended up integral to Thor's return. Notably, he really didn't star in most of the comics, Loki taking over that title too until Thor was back.

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* Tanarus, the guy who's replaced [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] after ''Comicbook/FearItself'' has got hate immediately, because he looks like a NinetiesAntiHero, his appearance and Thor's death mean that there won't be interaction between Thor and Kid!Loki for awhile, he's not using Mjolnir {{Mjolnir}} at all, but a weird staff with a heavy head (indicating to fans that he's not worthy to be Thor anyways, since a worthy person can lift the hammer), and for not being one of the ''many'' established people who could take over for Thor, namely Beta-Ray Bill and Thunderstrike. Oh, and the fact that when the announcement was made Thor wasn't even dead yet. Thankfully, this turned out to be wholly intentional on the writer's part, as Tanarus was revealed to be someone's impersonation of Thor who had usurped everyone but Loki's memories of him, and ended up integral to Thor's return. Notably, he really didn't star in most of the comics, Loki taking over that title too until Thor was back.
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