History ReplacementScrappy / LiveActionTV

11th Sep '17 2:59:13 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has a unique case where the ReplacementScrappy was introduced ''before'' the preferred character. Laurel was a major civilian character in Season 1, and her sister Sara appeared as a masked vigilante The Canary in Season 2. Come Season 3 [[spoiler: Sara is killed and Laurel is taking over her vigilante position as The Canary. However, since Sara was hugely popular as The Canary with a complex backstory while Laurel was criticized for her poor characterization and has virtually no training, the change....hadn't gone well at first]]. Essentially they've managed to upgrade TheScrappy to ReplacementScrappy, but now fans feel she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap with meaningful CharacterDevelopment. [[spoiler:Thankfully, Sara came back in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow.'']]
** Fans eventually began to warm up to Laurel as Black Canary. Many fans began to see her character improve much more in Season 3, with many going far to say Laurel's growth was one of the best things in an otherwise lukewarm season. Not only that, fans were also happy to see Laurel's Real Canary Cry which . In Season 4, [[spoiler: Laurel is killed by Damien Darhk]]. Fans were completely outrage, especially since Felicity became TheScrappy of Season 4. Fans went from not liking Laurel to now begging her to be resurrected, since the show constantly brings back dead characters like Sarah. If that's not enough proof, there's was a trending twitter hashtag #nolaurelnoarrow.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has a unique case where Subverted in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Sara Lance was popular in the ReplacementScrappy was introduced ''before'' role of The Canary for having a complex story and being true to the preferred character. spirit of Black Canary. When she is [[spoiler: killed early in Season 3]], her sister Laurel took over the role in Saraís honor. The change didnít go over well at first because Laurel was a major civilian character BaseBreakingCharacter at best to TheScrappy at worst in Season 1, and her sister Sara appeared as a masked vigilante The Canary in Season 2. Come Season 3 [[spoiler: Sara is killed and Laurel is taking over her vigilante position as The Canary. However, since Sara was hugely popular as The Canary with a complex backstory while Laurel was criticized the previous two seasons for her poor characterization and has virtually no training, her lack of fight experience didnít help. However, Laurelís character vastly improved since she became Black Canary. Becoming much warmer and showing more determination in the change....hadn't gone well at first]]. Essentially they've managed to upgrade TheScrappy to ReplacementScrappy, but now fans feel she was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap with meaningful CharacterDevelopment. [[spoiler:Thankfully, Sara came back in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow.'']]
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role. Fans eventually began to warm up to Laurel as Black Canary. Many fans began to see in the role and found her character improve much more growth in Season 3, with many going far 3 to say Laurel's growth was one of the best things be a major bright spot in an otherwise lukewarm mediocre season. Not only that, fans were also happy to see Laurel's Real Canary Cry which . In So much so that come Season 4, 4 which saw Laurel [[spoiler: Laurel is killed by Damien Darhk]]. Fans Darhk]], the fans were completely outrage, especially since Felicity became TheScrappy of Season 4. Fans outrage and took their rage to the internet on a near unseen level. The fans went from not liking hating Laurel to now begging her to be resurrected, since return from the show constantly brings back dead characters like Sarah. If that's not enough proof, there's was dead. In a trending twitter hashtag #nolaurelnoarrow.funny sense, Laurel becoming a ReplacementScrappy actually helped her get RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap.
11th Sep '17 2:11:57 AM IncredibleFulk1
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* In ''Series/TheDefenders2017'', we have Murakami for Nobu. In both seasons of ''Series/Daredevil2015'', Nobu was an intimidating and dangerous villain who nearly killed Matt and actually killed Elektra. Not to mention, had very memorable fights scenes. By comparison, Murakami is more bland and less impressive, and frequently either losing or needing the help of other Hand fighters to pose a threat to any of the main characters.
5th Sep '17 9:24:52 PM jormis29
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** Briscoe himself is a pretty notable aversion of this trope; having replaced Phil Ceretta (Paul Sorvino) who himself replaced Max Greevey (George Dzundza), Briscoe went on to become one of the show's most popular characters and a pretty iconic example of a TV cop in his own right.

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** Briscoe himself is a pretty notable aversion of this trope; having replaced Phil Ceretta (Paul Sorvino) who himself replaced Max Greevey (George Dzundza), (Creator/GeorgeDzundza), Briscoe went on to become one of the show's most popular characters and a pretty iconic example of a TV cop in his own right.
2nd Aug '17 7:30:25 PM ClintEastwood
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*** "The Time Meddler": Ian and Barbara chose to return to their own time in the previous serial, and the First Doctor spends the story in an uncharacteristically gloomy and morbid mood and fishing for [[AttentionWhore attention]] from Vicki until the new companion, Steven (a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Ian), reveals he was stowing away on the TARDIS. The Doctor makes it quite clear that he views Steven as an inferior version of Ian, and takes an immediate dislike to him based on this, picking on him and using him as a focus for all his frustration over losing his friend. He soon warms up to Steven when he gets to know him, though not for a couple of stories.

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*** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E9TheTimeMeddler The Time Meddler": Meddler]]": Ian and Barbara chose to return to their own time in the previous serial, and the First Doctor spends the story in an uncharacteristically gloomy and morbid mood and fishing for [[AttentionWhore attention]] from Vicki until the new companion, Steven (a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Ian), reveals he was stowing away on the TARDIS. The Doctor makes it quite clear that he views Steven as an inferior version of Ian, and takes an immediate dislike to him based on this, picking on him and using him as a focus for all his frustration over losing his friend. He soon warms up to Steven when he gets to know him, though not for a couple of stories.



*** Jo gets an unusual amount of Replacement Scrappy from certain fans due to the off-screen circumstances of her replacement of Liz: Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks thought that Liz's IceQueen overtones made her too unsympathetic and that her scientific background made her too knowledgeable to act as TheWatson. (Fortunately, Caroline John had independently decided to leave, not knowing that she was about to be sacked.) The blatantly sexist overtones of Letts' and Dicks' commentary on the matter cause some fans to react against Jo and heavily exaggerate her ditziness.

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*** Jo gets an unusual amount of Replacement Scrappy from certain fans due to the off-screen circumstances of her replacement of Liz: Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks Creator/TerranceDicks thought that Liz's IceQueen overtones made her too unsympathetic and that her scientific background made her too knowledgeable to act as TheWatson. (Fortunately, Caroline John had independently decided to leave, not knowing that she was about to be sacked.) The blatantly sexist overtones of Letts' and Dicks' commentary on the matter cause some fans to react against Jo and heavily exaggerate her ditziness.
2nd Aug '17 6:34:11 PM MisterCPC
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** Eric Carter ended up becoming this in sequel series ''24: Legacy''. Taking over as the protagonist from a beloved character like Jack Bauer already had him facing an uphill battle with the fandom, but as the season went on, many people ended up finding him to be a rather bland and uninteresting VanillaProtagonist that just couldn't get them interested. It didn't help that it also introduced Rebecca Ingram, whom many people ended up feeling was a far more fitting replacement to Jack, only to have her [[spoiler:die TakingTheBullet for Eric in the finale.]]

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** Eric Carter ended up becoming this in sequel series ''24: Legacy''. Taking over as the protagonist from a beloved character like Jack Bauer already had him facing an uphill battle with the fandom, but as the season went on, many people ended up finding him to be a rather bland and uninteresting VanillaProtagonist that just couldn't get them interested.their attention. It didn't help that it also introduced Rebecca Ingram, whom many people ended up feeling was a far more fitting replacement to Jack, only to have her [[spoiler:die TakingTheBullet for Eric in the finale.]]
2nd Aug '17 6:33:12 PM MisterCPC
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' introduced quite a few within season seven.
** For the first, CTU was decommissioned in between seasons six and seven with the FBI office taking the agency's place as the main government group that Jack worked with to stop the threat of the Day. Only problem? The FBI did really little to actually establish itself as being that different from CTU and outside Renee Walker the agents themselves weren't particularly memorable, leading fan reaction to be pretty poor. CTU was then brought back into the picture for the final season.
** For the second, the entire season prior had been building up Jonas Hodges as the main villain, and introduced him halfway through it. Thanks in particular to Jon Voight's incredibly hammy yet charismatic performance, Hodges quickly became well received, but only six episodes later his plot was foiled and he was removed from action while the ''[[TheManBehindTheMan real]]'' season 7 villain Alan Wilson revealed himself. As opposed to Hodges, Wilson had little-to-no personality, the fact that he was introduced so late into the season didn't help matters and the attempt to make him more of a credible threat by [[spoiler: revealing he was also the real mastermind behind all of the fifth season's events near the end]] was more controversial than anything else.

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' introduced quite a few within season seven.
''Series/TwentyFour'':
** For the first, CTU was decommissioned in between seasons six and seven with the FBI office taking the agency's place as the main government group that Jack worked with to stop the threat of the Day. Only problem? The FBI did really little to actually establish itself as being that different from CTU and outside Renee Walker the agents themselves weren't particularly memorable, leading fan reaction to be pretty poor. CTU was then brought back into the picture for the final season.
** For the second, Also during Season 7, the entire season prior had been building up Jonas Hodges as the main villain, and introduced him halfway through it. Thanks in particular to Jon Voight's incredibly hammy yet charismatic performance, Hodges quickly became well received, but only six episodes later his plot was foiled and he was removed from action while the ''[[TheManBehindTheMan real]]'' season 7 villain Alan Wilson revealed himself. As opposed to Hodges, Wilson had little-to-no personality, the fact that he was introduced so late into the season didn't help matters and the attempt to make him more of a credible threat by [[spoiler: revealing he was also the real mastermind behind all of the fifth season's events near the end]] was more controversial than anything else.else.
** Eric Carter ended up becoming this in sequel series ''24: Legacy''. Taking over as the protagonist from a beloved character like Jack Bauer already had him facing an uphill battle with the fandom, but as the season went on, many people ended up finding him to be a rather bland and uninteresting VanillaProtagonist that just couldn't get them interested. It didn't help that it also introduced Rebecca Ingram, whom many people ended up feeling was a far more fitting replacement to Jack, only to have her [[spoiler:die TakingTheBullet for Eric in the finale.]]
28th Jul '17 4:51:24 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' went through [[RevolvingDoorCasting quite a few cast changes]], the most infamous of which was the replacement of Jerry O'Connell with Robert Floyd. This was sort of a hybrid between TheOtherDarrin and an outright replacement: Floyd's character was ostensibly an alternate-dimension double of O'Connell's character, Quinn Mallory. (Why he looked, acted and sounded absolutely nothing like his "double" is {{handwave}}d with a TechnoBabble explanation in his first episode.)

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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' went through [[RevolvingDoorCasting quite a few cast changes]], the most infamous of which was the replacement of Jerry O'Connell Creator/JerryOConnell with Robert Floyd. This was sort of a hybrid between TheOtherDarrin and an outright replacement: Floyd's character was ostensibly an alternate-dimension double of O'Connell's character, Quinn Mallory. (Why he looked, acted and sounded absolutely nothing like his "double" is {{handwave}}d with a TechnoBabble explanation in his first episode.)
17th Jul '17 2:51:38 PM Drcynic24
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** The only time this was averted in the series was the affable snarker Mr. Harman was much more popular than the {{Jerkass}} Mr. Mash.
30th Jun '17 5:21:47 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/RemoteControl'' had a fan backlash (mild-- this was pre-Blog) when the first hostess, Marisol, was replaced first with Kari Wuhrer and then by a string of lesser lights.

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* ''Series/RemoteControl'' had a fan backlash (mild-- this was pre-Blog) when the first hostess, Marisol, was replaced first with Kari Wuhrer Creator/KariWuhrer and then by a string of lesser lights.
17th Jun '17 9:44:29 PM jormis29
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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' has had their share of cast replacements over the years, but most have been handled pretty well. Among the more notable Replacement Scrappies are Nora Lewin (Dianne Wiest) for Adam Schiff (Steven Hill), Joe Fontana (Dennis Farina) for Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), and Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Rohm) for Abbie Carmichael (Creator/AngieHarmon).

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* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' has had their share of cast replacements over the years, but most have been handled pretty well. Among the more notable Replacement Scrappies are Nora Lewin (Dianne Wiest) for Adam Schiff (Steven Hill), Joe Fontana (Dennis Farina) for Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach), (Creator/JerryOrbach), and Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Rohm) for Abbie Carmichael (Creator/AngieHarmon).
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