History ReplacementScrappy / VideoGames

12th Jun '16 10:56:48 AM Silverblade2
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* In the ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' games so far, Tiny in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (for replacing Dixie) and Kiddy Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' (for taking Diddy's place) have been seen as this. This changed the gameplay as well since Kiddy isn't as nimble and more specifically doesn't have Diddy's cartwheel.

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* In the ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' games so far, ''Franchise/DonkeyKong''
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Tiny in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (for replacing Dixie) and Dixie).
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Kiddy Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' (for taking Diddy's place) have been seen as this.place). This changed the gameplay as well since Kiddy isn't as nimble and more specifically doesn't have Diddy's cartwheel.
5th Jun '16 10:33:06 PM erforce
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* In the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' games so far, Tiny in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (for replacing Dixie) and Kiddy Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3'' (for taking Diddy's place) have been seen as this. This changed the gameplay as well since Kiddy isn't as nimble and more specifically doesn't have Diddy's cartwheel.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' was announced to much rejoicing. Then it was announced that the Kremlings were going to be replaced by the Tiki Tak tribe and the fandom went insane. Prior to that, this was the reaction towards a lot of the cast of Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat for replacing the other Kongs, Kremlings and long time enemies. It was only one game, but ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' fans have not at all forgiven most of them for this (especially the animal buddy replacements).

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* In the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' games so far, Tiny in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (for replacing Dixie) and Kiddy Kong in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 3'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble'' (for taking Diddy's place) have been seen as this. This changed the gameplay as well since Kiddy isn't as nimble and more specifically doesn't have Diddy's cartwheel.
** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' was announced to much rejoicing. Then it was announced that the Kremlings were going to be replaced by the Tiki Tak tribe and the fandom went insane. Prior to that, this was the reaction towards a lot of the cast of Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat ''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat'' for replacing the other Kongs, Kremlings and long time enemies. It was only one game, but ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' fans have not at all forgiven most of them for this (especially the animal buddy replacements).
17th May '16 4:54:31 AM ChrisX
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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 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]]

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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 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]]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]].
10th May '16 6:33:36 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The Photon Laser weapon in ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}} III'' serves as a replacement for the iconic Bend Plasma (aka [[FanNickname "Toothpaste Laser"]]), and as a result ''III'' got a lot of flak for it. While there are other complaints about the game, such as overall level and boss design, most complaints can be summed up as "give me my toothpaste laser back!"

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* The Photon Laser weapon in ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}} III'' III'' serves as a replacement for the iconic Bend Plasma (aka [[FanNickname "Toothpaste Laser"]]), and as a result ''III'' got a lot of flak for it. While there are other complaints about the game, such as overall level and boss design, most complaints can be summed up as [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks "give me my toothpaste laser back!"back!"]]
10th May '16 6:32:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The Photon Laser weapon in ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}} III'' serves as a replacement for the iconic Bend Plasma (aka [[FanNickname "Toothpaste Laser"]]), and as a result ''III'' got a lot of flak for it. While there are other complaints about the game, such as overall level and boss design, most complaints can be summed up as "give me my toothpaste laser back!"
4th May '16 10:26:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'':

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'':''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
20th Apr '16 8:02:12 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ResidentEvil6 The Ustanak wants so hard to be the next Nemesis, but falls flat. Unlike the Nemesis, whose set and random locations made him feel like he was legitimately hunting you, Ustanak only shows up in set cut scenes or boss encounters. Said boss encounters tend to be filled with bright red exploding barrels that the game wants you to use to do damage. Problem is, the second you see those barrels you know EXACTLY who is about to show up. Thus turning it from a Nemesis style "Where is he? Will he be here?" into more of a "Oh...this guy again."

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\n* ResidentEvil6 ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' The Ustanak wants so hard to be the next Nemesis, but falls flat. Unlike the Nemesis, whose set and random locations made him feel like he was legitimately hunting you, Ustanak only shows up in set cut scenes or boss encounters. Said boss encounters tend to be filled with bright red exploding barrels that the game wants you to use to do damage. Problem is, the second you see those barrels you know EXACTLY who is about to show up. Thus turning it from a Nemesis style "Where is he? Will he be here?" into more of a "Oh...this guy again."
20th Apr '16 6:39:59 PM Midna
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* Half the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' fandom will declare any main character that is not Laharl to be a Replacement Scrappy. Adell from ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' got flak for being a HotBlooded HeManWomanHater, while Mao from ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' got flak for being ''too much'' like Laharl (he isn't, but makes a similar first impression). Mostly averted with Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'', whose [[LargeHam hamminess]] and charisma won him a lot of fans. According to WordOfGod, they tried to make Laharl and his cohorts the central characters again, but ran into a wall, eventually deciding that they'd already come up with everything they could with them. In turn, in order to attract more people, they had to come up with new faces, new locations, new everything. Luckily for those fans Laharl, Etna, and Flonne will reappear as main characters in the upcoming ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2: A Brighter Darkness''

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* Half the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' fandom will declare any main character that is not Laharl to be a Replacement Scrappy. Adell from ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'' got flak for being a HotBlooded HeManWomanHater, while Mao from ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' got flak for being ''too much'' like Laharl (he isn't, but makes a similar first impression). Mostly averted with Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'', whose [[LargeHam hamminess]] and charisma won him a lot of fans. According to WordOfGod, they tried to make Laharl and his cohorts the central characters again, but ran into a wall, eventually deciding that they'd already come up with everything they could with them. In turn, in order to attract more people, they had to come up with new faces, new locations, new everything. Luckily for those fans Laharl, Etna, and Flonne will reappear as main characters in the upcoming ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2: A Brighter Darkness''



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Roxas starts with a lot of these traits (he's the first person you play as, he plays like [[TheHero Sora]] did in ''[=KH1=]'', and Sora is nowhere to be seen), but the creator probably realized he had a potential reverse-Raiden on his hands (playable at the start but not for the main game, which was the opposite for Raiden) and [[spoiler: promptly DroppedABridgeOnHim at the end of the ProlongedPrologue]]. Some players played this trope straight with their reaction to Roxas, while others actually would rather have spent most of the game as Roxas instead of Sora. Thankfully, it looks like Roxas will be getting [[GaidenGame his own game soon]], so fans of his can rejoice. [[BaseBreaker People who aren't fans of his]], on the other hand, have their feelings toward him increased. [[http://g4tv.com/games/ds/48273/kingdom-hearts-3582-days/review/ This review]] outright describes Roxas and his game as "Scrappy Doo getting his own show."

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Roxas starts with a lot of these traits (he's the first person you play as, he plays like [[TheHero Sora]] did in ''[=KH1=]'', and Sora is nowhere to be seen), but the creator probably realized he had a potential reverse-Raiden on his hands (playable at the start but not for the main game, which was the opposite for Raiden) and [[spoiler: promptly DroppedABridgeOnHim at the end of the ProlongedPrologue]]. Some players played this trope straight with their reaction to Roxas, while others actually would rather have spent most of the game as Roxas instead of Sora. Thankfully, it looks like Roxas will be getting eventually [[GaidenGame got his own game soon]], game]], so fans of his can rejoice. rejoiced. [[BaseBreaker People who aren't fans of his]], on the other hand, have had their feelings toward him increased. [[http://g4tv.com/games/ds/48273/kingdom-hearts-3582-days/review/ This review]] outright describes Roxas and his game as "Scrappy Doo getting his own show."



** [[spoiler:Cairne doesn't get killed solely by Garrosh. They duel, but Cairne dies from being poisoned by the Grimtotems]]. There's no word yet on how popular his son and successor Baine will be. Though going by ''[[WarcraftExpandedUniverse The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm]]'', he seems to be making a good start of it.
5th Apr '16 9:22:40 AM Maxx_Crowley
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* ResidentEvil6 The Ustanak wants so hard to be the next Nemesis, but falls flat. Unlike the Nemesis, whose set and random locations made him feel like he was legitimately hunting you, Ustanak only shows up in set cut scenes or boss encounters. Said boss encounters tend to be filled with bright red exploding barrels that the game wants you to use to do damage. Problem is, the second you see those barrels you know EXACTLY who is about to show up. Thus turning it from a Nemesis style "Where is he? Will he be here?" into more of a "Oh...this guy again."
6th Mar '16 5:19:41 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Emil from ''[[VideoGame/TalesofSymphoniaDawnoftheNewWorld Tales Of Symphonia]]: [[ElectricBoogaloo Dawn of the New World]]''... is an unhappy subversion because Lloyd never had that much fans and the problem the fandom has with his is his {{wangst}}, not being unable of living up to Lloyd's non-particularly high standards.
** Emil's game came around the same time as [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell's]]. Yuri himself is so popular, he managed to knock EnsembleDarkHorse [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnius's]] long-held #1 spot on the annual Tales of Popularity poll. ToughActToFollow, indeed.
* Cousin Eddy in [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Twisted Metal: Head-On]] is often treated as a poor replacement for Minion, with many fans viewing him as an offensive hillbilly stereotype who is much weaker when you play as him than when you face him as a boss fight.

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* Emil from ''[[VideoGame/TalesofSymphoniaDawnoftheNewWorld Tales Of Symphonia]]: [[ElectricBoogaloo Dawn of the New World]]''... is an unhappy a subversion because Lloyd never had that much fans and the problem the fandom has with his is his {{wangst}}, not being unable of living up to Lloyd's non-particularly high standards.
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standards. Emil's game came around the same time as [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell's]]. Yuri himself is so popular, he managed to knock EnsembleDarkHorse [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Leon Magnius's]] long-held #1 spot on the annual Tales of Popularity poll. ToughActToFollow, indeed.
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* ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'':
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Cousin Eddy in [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Twisted Metal: Head-On]] ''Head-On'' is often treated as a poor replacement for Minion, with many fans viewing him as an offensive hillbilly stereotype who is much weaker when you play as him than when you face him as a boss fight.



*** Likewise, many fans of the original Dollface have expressed disgust for 2012's Dollface, who retained neither the sympathetic traits the original had nor the redeeming qualities, being a one-dimensional psychopath not unlike Sweet Tooth.

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*** Likewise, many ** Many fans of the original Dollface have expressed disgust for 2012's Dollface, who retained neither the sympathetic traits the original had nor the redeeming qualities, being a one-dimensional psychopath not unlike Sweet Tooth.
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