History ReplacementScrappy / VideoGames

11th Feb '17 8:50:04 PM 313Bluestreak
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** Some fans complained about how Shadow replaced Knuckles' role as Sonic's [[TheRival rival]].

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** Some Since Shadow's introduction in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', some fans complained about how Shadow feel that he replaced Knuckles' role as Sonic's [[TheRival rival]].main rival]] and view him as the reason for Knuckles becoming less prominent after ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
19th Jan '17 3:29:01 PM Arcana4th
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* ''VideoGame/NewDanganRonpaV3'' has some, due to FranchiseOriginalSin kicking in brutally.
** The Monokuma Cubs are hated by the fans(save [[EnsembleDarkhorse Monodam]]) for being an annoying Monokuma aide substitution for Monomi of the previous game.
** Shuichi Saihara already had crooked looks due to him being a LegacyCharacter for the beloved Kyouko, but when [[spoiler:the fan favorite Kaede dies and he becomes the real protagonist for the rest of the game, some fans came to loathe him, accusing him of being a way too bland protagonist that is in no way different than the two previous ones, while Kaede was an IdealHero and a ContrastingSequelMainCharacter and she became a ToughActToFollow]].
** The new mastermind got this treatment, being accused of being a watered down, less fun version of the original mastermind.
21st Dec '16 9:15:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** Averted in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' with Noble Six, who was basically as {{Badass}} as Master Chief and enjoyed customizable armor. His only flaw? He was unlucky. Part of this stems from the fact that Noble Six is YOU.

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** Averted in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' with Noble Six, who was basically as {{Badass}} badass as Master Chief and enjoyed customizable armor. His only flaw? He was unlucky. Part of this stems from the fact that Noble Six is YOU.



** Applies to some of the Pokémon themselves, albeit mostly in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' due to its reboot-ish nature. Examples include the hideous Timburr/Conkeldurr line for the Machop/Machamp line, and the fairly weak Pidove/Unfezant line for the much more versatile Starly/Staraptor line. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in many cases, however; many fans were happy to see the [[GoddamnBats Zubat and Geodude lines]] replaced with the Woobat and Roggenrola lines, respectively (with the latter also getting an unusually {{Badass}}-looking final evolution, Gigalith).

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** Applies to some of the Pokémon themselves, albeit mostly in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' due to its reboot-ish nature. Examples include the hideous Timburr/Conkeldurr line for the Machop/Machamp line, and the fairly weak Pidove/Unfezant line for the much more versatile Starly/Staraptor line. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in many cases, however; many fans were happy to see the [[GoddamnBats Zubat and Geodude lines]] replaced with the Woobat and Roggenrola lines, respectively (with the latter also getting an unusually {{Badass}}-looking badass-looking final evolution, Gigalith).
11th Dec '16 9:29:43 PM billybobfred
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* To fans of ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'', Adam Malkovich in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' manages to be this to ''himself''. The Adam AI from ''Fusion'' had a small but loyal number of fans intrigued by his characterization and past tense but apparently-flirty and respectful working relationship with Samus, and believe that ''Other M'' failed to live up to this with the original Adam.
11th Dec '16 1:41:00 AM Galacton
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* ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' successfully averts this with Adeleine; although she made [[EnsembleDarkhorse Meta Knight]] suffer ChuckCunninghamSyndrome, she's become a popular character in her own right.
29th Oct '16 11:54:31 AM LaptopGuy
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** Plenty of the new characters in ''V'' are getting this. Xiba for being a [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]] {{Expy}} who only ever thinks about food, the above-mentioned Natsu for being arrogant and cocky rather than Taki's cold, get-the-job-done attitude, Patroklos for being a self-righteous {{Jerkass}} (even though he does get better later on in the story mode), along with Pyrrha for being a massive SpotlightStealingSquad to the rest of the characters... the list goes on.

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** Plenty of the new characters in ''V'' are getting this. Xiba for replacing Kilik and being a [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]] {{Expy}} who only ever thinks about food, the above-mentioned Natsu for being arrogant and cocky rather than Taki's cold, get-the-job-done attitude, Patroklos for being a self-righteous {{Jerkass}} (even though he does get better later on in the story mode), along with Pyrrha for replacing their mother and aunt, and being a massive SpotlightStealingSquad to the rest of the characters... the list goes on.
26th Oct '16 3:21:42 AM X2X
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** [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Connor]] from the third installment gets heaped with ''tons'' of this by virtue of not being [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] what with being a near polar opposite character and 3 full games worth of character development behind him. He's got his fans of course, but finding them takes a ''lot'' more work than finding his detractors. His successor character - who's also his grandfather - [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward]] doesn't seem to be getting hit quite as hard, helps to be JerkWithAHeartOfGold pirate one can assume, instead of a [[TheStoic Stoic]] Native American warrior. This even gets something of a lampshade thrown on it in the latter game.

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** [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Connor]] from the third installment gets heaped with ''tons'' of this by virtue of not being [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] what with being a near polar opposite character and 3 full games worth of character development behind him. He's got his fans of course, but finding them takes a ''lot'' more work than finding his detractors. His successor character - -- who's also his grandfather - -- [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward]] doesn't seem to be getting hit quite as hard, helps to be JerkWithAHeartOfGold pirate one can assume, instead of a [[TheStoic Stoic]] Native American warrior. This even gets something of a lampshade thrown on it in the latter game.



** The second game seemed to be setting up [[{{Sadist}} Hazama/Yuuki Terumi]] and [[MadScientist Relius Clover]] to be the main villains of the whole series, but then the third game came along and pretty much threw them under the bus in favor of their boss, the Imperator: Hades Izanami. Naturally, many fans weren't pleased about this, mainly because Terumi and Relius were already pretty popular villains in the first place for playing EvilIsCool and LoveToHate to their fullest extent and how the cast all had personal conflicts with them. Izanami is considered pretty [[GenericDoomsdayVillain boring]] by comparison, having nothing that made the former two characters stand out and that her motives and goal are pretty shallow. She also doesn't really have any personal ties to the cast outside of [[TheProtagonist Ragna]] & [[TheRival Jin]] due to [[spoiler: Izanami possessing their little sister Saya]]. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Reception only got better on her]] when she's announced as a playable character starting from the 2nd part of the 3rd game and turns out [[NightmareFuel she's scary as fuck]], [[CreepyAwesome certainly living up her moniker]].
** Naoto Kurogane, mainly for being a pretty blatant SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute to Ragna, right down to having similar names for their moves. Interestingly, this sentiment is shared in-universe [[spoiler: because Naoto is so similar to Ragna that he can potentially override the latter's existence and the cast are trying to kill him on sight for that reason.]]
* ''Contra: Legacy of War'', the first of the much maligned 3D installments in the ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'' series by Appaloosa, recycled the plot of ''Hard Corps'' while substituting all of its characters with new ones, with the sole exception of Ray Poward ([[YouDontLookLikeYou who didn't look anything like the original character from the Genesis game]]). Sheena was replaced by Tasha, Brad was replaced by Bubba, and Browny was replaced by CD-288. Even the antagonist, Colonel Bassad, is just a ripoff of Colonel Bahamut.

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** The second game seemed to be setting up [[{{Sadist}} Hazama/Yuuki Terumi]] and [[MadScientist Relius Clover]] to be the main villains of the whole series, but then [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma the third game game]] came along and pretty much threw them under the bus in favor of their boss, the Imperator: Hades Izanami. Naturally, many fans weren't pleased about this, mainly because Terumi and Relius were already pretty popular villains in the first place for playing EvilIsCool and LoveToHate to their fullest extent and how the cast all had personal conflicts with them. Izanami is considered pretty [[GenericDoomsdayVillain pretty boring]] by comparison, having nothing that made the former two characters stand out and that her motives and goal are pretty shallow. She also doesn't really have any personal ties to the cast outside of [[TheProtagonist Ragna]] & and [[TheRival Jin]] due to [[spoiler: Izanami [[spoiler:Izanami possessing their little sister Saya]]. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Reception only got better on her]] Izanami's reception among the fanbase did improve]], however, when she's she was announced as a playable character starting from the 2nd second part of [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction the 3rd game and turns out following title]], getting a chance to show [[NightmareFuel she's just how scary as fuck]], a goddess of death can be]] and [[CreepyAwesome certainly living up to her moniker]].
** Naoto Kurogane, mainly for being a pretty blatant SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute to Ragna, right down to having similar names for their moves. Interestingly, this sentiment is shared in-universe [[spoiler: because Naoto [[spoiler:Naoto is so similar to Ragna that he can potentially override the latter's existence and the cast are trying to kill him on sight for that reason.]]
reason]].
* ''Contra: Legacy of War'', the first of the much maligned 3D installments in the ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' series by Appaloosa, recycled the plot of ''Hard Corps'' while substituting all of its characters with new ones, with the sole exception of Ray Poward ([[YouDontLookLikeYou who didn't look anything like the original character from the Genesis game]]). Sheena was replaced by Tasha, Brad was replaced by Bubba, and Browny was replaced by CD-288. Even the antagonist, Colonel Bassad, is just a ripoff of Colonel Bahamut.
4th Oct '16 7:19:27 AM 313Bluestreak
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** Some fans weren't happy when Shadow replaced Knuckles' role as Sonic's [[TheRival rival]].

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** Some fans weren't happy when complained about how Shadow replaced Knuckles' role as Sonic's [[TheRival rival]].
17th Sep '16 1:07:48 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Another aversion comes in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': if Mordin dies in the second game, he is replaced by Padok Wiks. [[GenreSavvy BioWare was clearly aware of this trope]], and many comparisons are made in-universe [[LampshadeHanging (Joker even calls him "Not-Mordin")]], but talking to Wiks shows that he is a well-developed character in his own right, who, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute despite many similarities]], [[SubvertedTrope acts as a foil to Mordin in some areas]]. Following the [[spoiler: curing (or not) of the [[SterilityPlague Genophage]], which requires the real or faked death of Padok]], Bioware shows how confident they are in Padok as a character by having Joker and Shepard retract the "Not-Mordin" moniker and use his real name. Most players will agree with them.

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** Another aversion comes in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': if Mordin dies in the second game, he is replaced by Padok Wiks. [[GenreSavvy BioWare was clearly aware of this trope]], trope, and many comparisons are made in-universe [[LampshadeHanging (Joker even calls him "Not-Mordin")]], but talking to Wiks shows that he is a well-developed character in his own right, who, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute despite many similarities]], [[SubvertedTrope acts as a foil to Mordin in some areas]]. Following the [[spoiler: curing (or not) of the [[SterilityPlague Genophage]], which requires the real or faked death of Padok]], Bioware shows how confident they are in Padok as a character by having Joker and Shepard retract the "Not-Mordin" moniker and use his real name. Most players will agree with them.
15th Aug '16 9:55:09 PM 313Bluestreak
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** When Silver got a starring role in the MilestoneCelebration ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic '06]]'' with Sonic and Shadow, fans felt he was usurping worthier characters like Tails or Knuckles and accused Sega of being biased against their non-hedgehog characters. Silver's cameo in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]'' also led to claims of this. Him being ThatOneBoss supreme in the game didn't help matters, either.
** The ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' games were more enjoyable before we found out Nega kicked Eggman out of the villain spotlight.
** Omega is this for fans of E-102 Gamma.
** Some fans weren't happy when Shadow replaced Knuckles' role as Sonic's [[TheRival rival]].
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