History ReplacementScrappy / VideoGames

9th Sep '17 9:47:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''BackyardSports'' series, Samantha Pearce. This was probably because some other girls had the natural athlete personality, but didn't look the part, and was removed in favor of a new character. Soon after Samantha's debut, she became the most annoying character in the ''entire series'' (besides [[CreatorsPet Joey]], of course).

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* In the ''BackyardSports'' ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' series, Samantha Pearce. This was probably because some other girls had the natural athlete personality, but didn't look the part, and was removed in favor of a new character. Soon after Samantha's debut, she became the most annoying character in the ''entire series'' (besides [[CreatorsPet Joey]], of course).
5th Sep '17 12:49:12 PM Scabbard
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** Many fans of Master Chief were not pleased that he wasn't the main playable character in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' (He only appears in three levels). They find his replacement, Jameson Locke, to be boring.

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** Many fans of Master Chief were not pleased that he wasn't the main playable character in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' (He (he only appears in three levels). They find his replacement, Jameson Locke, to be boring.
29th Aug '17 12:54:04 PM Stealth
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* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'''s "Unseen" [[HumongousMecha BattleMechs]] - a carryover from the [[Tabletopgame/BattleTech original tabletop game's]] [[ExecutiveMeddling legal scuffle]] with [[Anime/{{Robotech}} Harmony Gold]] over licensed robot designs - have been missing from the commercial games since ''Mechwarrior 3'' despite many of the designs being fan favorites, like the "Warhammer," "Marauder," and "Rifleman." Come ''Mechwarrior Online'', the fan-favorite Rifleman is replaced by the "Jagermech," a mech with a very similar [[AntiAir role and loadout]], but with an absolutely hideous design, looking like a Rifleman that has been squashed in a a trash compacter.

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* ''Videogame/MechWarrior'''s "Unseen" [[HumongousMecha BattleMechs]] - a carryover from the [[Tabletopgame/BattleTech original tabletop game's]] [[ExecutiveMeddling legal scuffle]] with [[Anime/{{Robotech}} Harmony Gold]] over licensed robot designs - have been missing from the commercial games since ''Mechwarrior 3'' despite many of the designs being fan favorites, like the "Warhammer," "Marauder," ''Warhammer'', ''Marauder'', and "Rifleman." ''Rifleman.'' Come ''Mechwarrior Online'', the fan-favorite Rifleman ''Rifleman'' is replaced by the "Jagermech," ''Jagermech'', a mech with a very similar [[AntiAir role and loadout]], but with an absolutely hideous design, looking like a Rifleman ''Rifleman'' that has been squashed in a a trash compacter. Notably, the ''Jagermech'' design ran concurrent to the ''Rifleman'' on the board game, both debuting in the original, but due to its status as a JokeCharacter to many players of the tabletop game, it was often poorly regarded by longtime fans. Similar circumstances have surrounded other favorites, most notably the remaining 65-ton classic, the ''Crusader'', which was based on the Armored Veritechs of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. In its place, a new design called the ''Roughneck'' was added to the game, but fans have been critical of the inclusion of the ''Roughneck'', as it is a new design created from whole cloth by the devs, lending it a sort of SailorEarth stigma.
19th Aug '17 7:27:41 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' attracted a lot of ire from fans of the old main character, Phoenix Wright; partly because Apollo simply wasn't Phoenix, and partly for necessitating Phoenix to become arguably [[NotAsYouKnowThem Not As He Was Known]] in order to allow him to shine. No one can quite seem to decide ''what'' the problem with him is, though; depending on who you ask, the complaint is that he's "almost a carbon copy of Phoenix" or "not enough like Phoenix".
** The [[ResetButton unexplained absence]] of well-liked support and secondary characters important to Phoenix's character (especially the Feys, Gumshoe and Miles Edgeworth) also upset many fans, which means poor Apollo gets even more dislike directed towards him. In the tutorial case, Phoenix solved the case himself (leaving players feeling cheated and making Apollo look like a bigger idiot).
** [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Alleviated]] by ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' where Apollo works together with Phoenix and TookALevelInBadass.

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* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' attracted a lot of ire from fans of the old main character, Phoenix Wright; partly because Apollo simply wasn't Phoenix, and partly for necessitating Phoenix to become arguably [[NotAsYouKnowThem Not As He Was Known]] in order to allow him to shine. No one can quite seem to decide ''what'' the problem with him is, though; depending on who you ask, the complaint is that he's "almost a carbon copy of Phoenix" or "not enough like Phoenix".
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Phoenix". The [[ResetButton unexplained absence]] of well-liked support and secondary characters important to Phoenix's character (especially the Feys, Gumshoe and Miles Edgeworth) also upset many fans, which means poor Apollo gets even more dislike directed towards him. In the tutorial case, Phoenix solved the case himself (leaving players feeling cheated and making Apollo look like a bigger idiot).
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idiot). [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Alleviated]] by ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' where Apollo works together with Phoenix and TookALevelInBadass.
19th Aug '17 5:06:37 PM GoldenDarkness
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** [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Alleviated]] by ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies'' where Apollo works together with Phoenix and TookALevelInBadass.

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** [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Alleviated]] by ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies'' Destinies]]'' where Apollo works together with Phoenix and TookALevelInBadass.
19th Aug '17 5:06:18 PM GoldenDarkness
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* ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Apollo Justice Ace Attorney]]'' attracted a lot of ire from fans of the old main character, Phoenix Wright; partly because Apollo simply wasn't Phoenix, and partly for necessitating Phoenix to become arguably [[NotAsYouKnowThem Not As He Was Known]] in order to allow him to shine. No one can quite seem to decide ''what'' the problem with him is, though; depending on who you ask, the complaint is that he's "almost a carbon copy of Phoenix" or "not enough like Phoenix".

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* ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Apollo Justice Ace Attorney]]'' ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' attracted a lot of ire from fans of the old main character, Phoenix Wright; partly because Apollo simply wasn't Phoenix, and partly for necessitating Phoenix to become arguably [[NotAsYouKnowThem Not As He Was Known]] in order to allow him to shine. No one can quite seem to decide ''what'' the problem with him is, though; depending on who you ask, the complaint is that he's "almost a carbon copy of Phoenix" or "not enough like Phoenix".



** [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Alleviated]] by ''Dual Destinies'' where Apollo works together with Phoenix and TookALevelInBadass.

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** [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Alleviated]] by ''Dual ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies'' where Apollo works together with Phoenix and TookALevelInBadass.
2nd Aug '17 7:17:11 AM rjd1922
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** Kris not being part of ''Gold/Silver'' is often used as an argument as to why she was replaced, but then you have to wonder why Eusine, also not in ''Gold/Silver'', was included.

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** Kris not being part of ''Gold/Silver'' is often used as an argument as to why she was replaced, but then you have to wonder why Eusine, also not in ''Gold/Silver'', was included. A DummiedOut [[https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Unused_HGSS_PokéGear_Icon_for_Kris.png PokéGear icon]] for Kris suggests Kris was originally meant to return.
20th Jun '17 9:14:22 AM Piterpicher
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** Another aversion comes in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': if Mordin dies in the second game, he is replaced by Padok Wiks. 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. BioWare Creator/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.
6th May '17 3:40:35 PM pinkdalek
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** While it's ''much'' less extreme now, Squall Leonhart from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' used to get a lot of hate in the 90s from fans who'd jumped onto the series blind with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and then grabbed the sequel, thinking they would get to find out what happened next to Cloud. Nowadays, anyone interested in ''Final Fantasy'' will know the games [[NonLinearSequel aren't that kind of a series]], and Squall haters tend to complain that he's [[EmoTeen too brooding]] rather than for not being Cloud.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has the BadassGrandpa Galuf [[spoiler:die and]] be replaced (at his insistence) by his TokenMiniMoe granddaughter Krile. Many players felt the switch to be a downgrade since this makes the player party three-fourths princesses (since princesses have a negative stigma of their own), or because they simply preferred Galuf over Krile. She does, however, get all of his skills, jobs and stats, so it doesn't affect gameplay much (Krile's base stats are '''''slightly''''' different than Galuf's, but it's just a few points here and there).

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** While it's ''much'' less extreme now, Squall Leonhart from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' used to get a lot of hate in the 90s from fans who'd jumped onto the series blind with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and then grabbed the sequel, thinking they would get to find out what happened next to Cloud. the ''VII'' cast. Nowadays, anyone interested in ''Final Fantasy'' will know the games [[NonLinearSequel aren't that kind of a series]], and vocal Squall haters tend to complain that he's [[EmoTeen too brooding]] about his writing rather than for not just being confused as to why he isn't Cloud.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' **''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has the BadassGrandpa Galuf [[spoiler:die and]] be replaced (at his insistence) by his TokenMiniMoe granddaughter Krile. Many players felt the switch to be a downgrade since this makes the player party three-fourths princesses (since princesses have a negative stigma of their own), or because they simply preferred Galuf over Krile. She does, however, get all of his skills, jobs and stats, so it doesn't affect gameplay much (Krile's base stats are '''''slightly''''' different than Galuf's, but it's just a few points here and there).
6th May '17 3:38:05 PM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has the BadassGrandpa Galuf [[spoiler:die and]] be replaced (at his insistence) by his TokenMiniMoe granddaughter Krile. Many players felt the switch to be a downgrade since this makes the player party three-fourths princesses (since princesses have a negative stigma of their own), or because they simply preferred Galuf over Krile. She does, however, get all of his skills, jobs and stats, so it doesn't affect gameplay much (Krile's base stats are '''''slightly''''' different than Galuf's, but it's just a few points here and there).

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** While it's ''much'' less extreme now, Squall Leonhart from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' used to get a lot of hate in the 90s from fans who'd jumped onto the series blind with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', and then grabbed the sequel, thinking they would get to find out what happened next to Cloud. Nowadays, anyone interested in ''Final Fantasy'' will know the games [[NonLinearSequel aren't that kind of a series]], and Squall haters tend to complain that he's [[EmoTeen too brooding]] rather than for not being Cloud.
**''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''
has the BadassGrandpa Galuf [[spoiler:die and]] be replaced (at his insistence) by his TokenMiniMoe granddaughter Krile. Many players felt the switch to be a downgrade since this makes the player party three-fourths princesses (since princesses have a negative stigma of their own), or because they simply preferred Galuf over Krile. She does, however, get all of his skills, jobs and stats, so it doesn't affect gameplay much (Krile's base stats are '''''slightly''''' different than Galuf's, but it's just a few points here and there).
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