History ReplacementScrappy / LiveActionTV

21st Nov '16 8:39:23 PM ajitter89
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** In season 8, one of the biggest complaints of what is considered the most polarizing season of the show was the introduction of [[GenericGuy Henry]] and [[SatelliteLoveInterest Coop]], Paige and Phoebe's love interest and eventual husbands, after literally putting Leo in Stasis to introduce them.
***The fact that Coop was introduced within 7 episodes to the end of the series, and their romance didn't start until at least his second episode after introduction, people found it rather hard to believe him as Phoebe's TrueLove after the wildly popular rollercoaster relationship she shared with Cole Turner.
21st Nov '16 8:27:41 PM ajitter89
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* While it was hardly her fault, there was little chance of ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast1987'' continuing on with Jo Anderon as the new Beauty after Katherine Chancellor's death, and the ending of the all important romance between her and Vincent, and Linda Hamilton's highly publicized exit, due to her contractual obligation towards ''Film/Terminator2''. That said its very difficult to find anyone who thoroughly enjoyed the character of Diane Bennett.
16th Nov '16 9:00:28 AM pointycatears
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** Season 5 sees all of the Team Arrow members apart from Oliver and Felicity being replaced with brand new people (Except for Curtis, who was introduced last season), which brought in many complaints that they are not as likeable as the original Team Arrow.

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** Season 5 sees all of the Team Arrow members apart from Oliver and Felicity being replaced with brand new people (Except for Curtis, who was introduced last season), which brought in many complaints that they are not as likeable as the original Team Arrow. It doesn't help that the writers basically threw away the [[TrueCompanions family dynamic]] that many fans like in favour of something you could compare to a pair of teachers and a misbehaving class.
30th Oct '16 3:26:34 PM pointycatears
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** Season 5 sees all of the Team Arrow members apart from Oliver and Felicity being replaced with brand new people (Except for Curtis, who was introduced last season), which brought in many complaints that they are not as likeable as the original Team Arrow.
15th Oct '16 11:21:58 PM BattleMaster
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* Jool from ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Partly this was a deliberate ploy by the writers: the much-loved Zhaan had been killed off because the actor fell ill, and they decided to create a new character who would roughly fill the same "brainy female character" niche but be completely different in almost every way, including being abrasive rather than kindly and lovable. Some people never warmed up to her as much as the writers hoped, though, to say the least.

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* Jool from ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. Partly this was a deliberate ploy by the writers: the much-loved Zhaan had been killed off because the actor fell ill, and they decided to create a new character who would roughly fill the same "brainy female character" niche but be completely different in almost every way, including being abrasive rather than kindly and lovable. Some people never warmed up to her as much as the writers hoped, though, to say the least. This was not helped by the fact that "different in every other way" included being a useless DamselInDistress while Zhaan was an extremely competent BadassPacifist.
10th Oct '16 10:32:01 AM thejflo
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** Though I don't think that that's specifically due to Lesley Ann Brandt but rather actor consistency, having played Naevia first. If Cynthia Addai Robinson played Naevia from the beginning the case would be different. The character doesn't really feel that different in Vengeance, its during War of the Damned where she makes the heel turn.
28th Sep '16 12:28:43 PM DrOO7
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** ''Her'' replacement Ellie Bishop has gotten this as well. Making her Ziva's (and Kate's) polar opposite in terms of looks and personality seems to have backfired.
26th Sep '16 10:58:13 AM catmuto
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* ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' has an in-universe treatment of Lauren as this for Jayden. [[spoiler:She is the actual inheritor of the Sealing Technique required to defeat the BigBad and the Red Samurai Ranger.]] When she appears and does a decent job, including doing her best to get to know the team and making friends with them, they are too busy moping about how Jayden is leaving them now. They lament how [[HeroWorship Jayden]] was their leader, their friend and held up the team, with Emily saying that he's the reason she can be a better fighter. A quick line from Mike to Kevin sums it up perfectly.
--> '''Kevin:''' Jayden never liked you training with him.
--> '''Mike:''' She's [[HeroWorship not Jayden]].
23rd Sep '16 12:18:30 AM Twentington
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* Dr. Billy Peele as a replacement for Dr. Matt Crower in ''Series/AmericanGothic''. The showrunners have since gone on record that this was down to ExecutiveMeddling by people at the network who believed that Matt wasn't a "strong, heroic" (i.e. macho asshole) antagonist for Lucas, CompletelyMissingThePoint that the main conflict was over Caleb's moral development rather than any specific situation and that the kindly, gentle Matt was meant to be a demonstration that you can't fight moral corruption with aggression. This led to a spectacularly malicious plot towards the end of the show where [[spoiler: Billy was led to believe that he was bringing [[FemmeFatale Selena]] to a HighHeelFaceTurn only to discover that she was setting him up as a patsy for Lucas's murder]]. When even the writers make it clear that they think you're a Scrappy...

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* Dr. Billy Peele as a replacement for Dr. Matt Crower in ''Series/AmericanGothic''. The showrunners have since gone on record that this was down to ExecutiveMeddling by people at the network who believed that Matt wasn't a "strong, heroic" (i.e. macho asshole) antagonist for Lucas, CompletelyMissingThePoint failing to realize that the main conflict was over Caleb's moral development rather than any specific situation and that the kindly, gentle Matt was meant to be a demonstration that you can't fight moral corruption with aggression. This led to a spectacularly malicious plot towards the end of the show where [[spoiler: Billy was led to believe that he was bringing [[FemmeFatale Selena]] to a HighHeelFaceTurn only to discover that she was setting him up as a patsy for Lucas's murder]]. When even the writers make it clear that they think you're a Scrappy...
22nd Jul '16 5:23:03 AM Anddrix
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*** Even the Tenth Doctor initially seems to consider Martha an inferior replacement for Rose, which was shared by much of the fandom, particularly as Rose is one of the most popular companions. This is quite a hot topic, as Rose is one of the biggest [[BaseBreaker Base Breakers]] in "Doctor Who." Many fans hated Martha for her love for the Doctor while he was recovering over Rose. Some fans like to observe that Rose shows jealousy towards Martha as her replacement, where Martha is gracious and kind towards ''her'' replacement, Donna.
*** Again, there seems to be an attempt to avert this in the Twelfth Doctor's tenure. His first companion Clara is the biggest BaseBreaker since Rose -- among other things, she's unusually important/influential in the ''Who'' mythos (eventually becoming his DistaffCounterpart) and the first companion he truly ''loves'' since Rose. How is he to move on, especially when [[spoiler: she's Killed Off for Real]]? The Series 9 finale "Hell Bent" ends with [[spoiler: them realizing, after he effectively renders her a benign zombie, that their relationship is no longer healthy. He loses his memories of her as a person, though not of their adventures, while she takes off for new adventures in her own TARDIS]]. This plus [[spoiler: a 24-year Time Skip he spends with River Song]] gives Twelve a mostly-clean emotional slate for his next companion, the feisty Bill, in Series 10. The teaser short "Friend from the Future" goes out of its way to paint this relationship as one of tetchy teacher and curious, wisecracking student rather than a potential meeting of equals.

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*** Even the Tenth Doctor initially seems to consider Martha an inferior replacement for Rose, which was shared by much of the fandom, particularly as Rose is one of the most popular companions. This is quite a hot topic, as Rose is one of the biggest [[BaseBreaker Base Breakers]] {{Base Breaking Character}}s in "Doctor Who." Many fans hated Martha for her love for the Doctor while he was recovering over Rose. Some fans like to observe that Rose shows jealousy towards Martha as her replacement, where Martha is gracious and kind towards ''her'' replacement, Donna.
*** Again, there seems to be an attempt to avert this in the Twelfth Doctor's tenure. His first companion Clara is the biggest BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter since Rose -- among other things, she's unusually important/influential in the ''Who'' mythos (eventually becoming his DistaffCounterpart) and the first companion he truly ''loves'' since Rose. How is he to move on, especially when [[spoiler: she's Killed Off for Real]]? The Series 9 finale "Hell Bent" ends with [[spoiler: them realizing, after he effectively renders her a benign zombie, that their relationship is no longer healthy. He loses his memories of her as a person, though not of their adventures, while she takes off for new adventures in her own TARDIS]]. This plus [[spoiler: a 24-year Time Skip he spends with River Song]] gives Twelve a mostly-clean emotional slate for his next companion, the feisty Bill, in Series 10. The teaser short "Friend from the Future" goes out of its way to paint this relationship as one of tetchy teacher and curious, wisecracking student rather than a potential meeting of equals.
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