History RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap / LiveActionTV

24th Aug '17 12:47:39 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''Series/TheFlash'': When first introduced Eddie Thawne wasn't viewed too highly, being a smug [[PrettyBoy Pretty]] CowboyCop, known for keeping track of his arrest record and his role as romantic rival to Barry,. He evenhated the Flash [[GreenEyedMonster mostly due to Iris' fascination with him]]. It seemed his only role was to be [[HateSink the asshole that Iris would eventually leave for Barry.]] Thankfully he TookALevelInKindness very shortly after, became a friend and mentor to Barry, eventually coming around and recognizing The Flash as a hero, [[FriendOnTheForce assisting him]] in any way he could. This support doubled [[SecretKeeper when Barry eventually let him in on the secret]]. By the time he was fully redeemed in the eyes of the fans, [[spoiler: and, while generally consensus in the fandom was that while Eddie was part of TheTeam, [[OneTruePairing Barry and Iris were meant to be together]], and those who initially wanted [[DieForOurShip him out of the picture]] unfortunately got their wish, as in the finale, [[HeroicSacrifice he killed himself to save everyone from the Reverse Flash]], which solidified his departure from being the show's [[TheScrappy Scrappy]]. So much so, that his death [[ILetGwenStacyDie was one of the reasons Barry questioned his role as Central City's hero.]]]]

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* ''Series/TheFlash'': ''Series/TheFlash2014'': When first introduced Eddie Thawne wasn't viewed too highly, being a smug [[PrettyBoy Pretty]] CowboyCop, known for keeping track of his arrest record and his role as romantic rival to Barry,. He evenhated the Flash [[GreenEyedMonster mostly due to Iris' fascination with him]]. It seemed his only role was to be [[HateSink the asshole that Iris would eventually leave for Barry.]] Thankfully he TookALevelInKindness very shortly after, became a friend and mentor to Barry, eventually coming around and recognizing The Flash as a hero, [[FriendOnTheForce assisting him]] in any way he could. This support doubled [[SecretKeeper when Barry eventually let him in on the secret]]. By the time he was fully redeemed in the eyes of the fans, [[spoiler: and, while generally consensus in the fandom was that while Eddie was part of TheTeam, [[OneTruePairing Barry and Iris were meant to be together]], and those who initially wanted [[DieForOurShip him out of the picture]] unfortunately got their wish, as in the finale, [[HeroicSacrifice he killed himself to save everyone from the Reverse Flash]], which solidified his departure from being the show's [[TheScrappy Scrappy]]. So much so, that his death [[ILetGwenStacyDie was one of the reasons Barry questioned his role as Central City's hero.]]]]
14th Aug '17 8:32:55 AM mario0987
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** Charles Logan first seemed like nothing more than a [[ObstructiveBureaucrat weak-willed politician who existed to provide Jack with an impediment in Season 4]]. Notablydo, if it weren't for his indecisiveness, Marwan would've likely been caught earlier in the season and Jack wouldn't have been forced to go into hiding. However, in Season 5, [[spoiler: the viewers find out he was the BigBad behind David Palmer's assassination]], and fans immediately took to him. It got to the point where fans favorably view him as [[spoiler: Jack Bauer's ArchEnemy. Gregory Itzin's [[EvilIsHammy deliciously hammy]] portrayal no doubt helped]].

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** Charles Logan first seemed like nothing more than a [[ObstructiveBureaucrat weak-willed politician who existed to provide Jack with an impediment in Season 4]]. Notablydo, Notably, if it weren't for his indecisiveness, Marwan would've likely been caught earlier in the season and Jack wouldn't have been forced to go into hiding. However, in Season 5, [[spoiler: the viewers find out he was the BigBad behind David Palmer's assassination]], and fans immediately took to him. It got to the point where fans favorably view him as [[spoiler: Jack Bauer's ArchEnemy. Gregory Itzin's [[EvilIsHammy deliciously hammy]] portrayal no doubt helped]].
17th Jul '17 9:07:12 AM Sapphirea2
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** Nardole (Matt Lucaas) was just a cowardly comic relief one-off character in the post-Series 9 ChristmasEpisode "The Husbands of River Song". '''No one''' in the fanbase expected, much less wanted, him to become a secondary companion in Series 10 (with Bill Potts the principal) and reactions were split between "Ugh, not him again!" and "Huh, wonder how they'll manage it?" given his fate in that special -- and given that there were ''several'' one-off characters introduced in previous Twelfth Doctor episodes that fans would have loved to see again (Shona from "Last Christmas" being particularly popular). However, his return as a cyborg MoralityChain with a MysteriousPast, timid and oft-maligned by the Doctor yet able to hold his own in snarking and capable of great intelligence, loyalty, and backbone as needed, made him a funny and endearing companion who also enhanced the Doctor and Bill's dynamic, making for one of the best-received TARDIS teams of the revival.

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** Nardole (Matt Lucaas) Lucas) was just a cowardly comic relief one-off character in the post-Series 9 ChristmasEpisode "The Husbands of River Song". '''No one''' in the fanbase expected, much less wanted, him to become a secondary companion in Series 10 (with Bill Potts the principal) and reactions were split between "Ugh, not him again!" and "Huh, wonder how they'll manage it?" given his fate in that special -- and given that there were ''several'' one-off characters introduced in previous Twelfth Doctor episodes that fans would have loved to see again (Shona from "Last Christmas" being particularly popular). However, his return as a cyborg MoralityChain with a MysteriousPast, timid and oft-maligned by the Doctor yet able to hold his own in snarking and capable of great intelligence, loyalty, and backbone as needed, made him a funny and endearing companion who also enhanced the Doctor and Bill's dynamic, making for one of the best-received TARDIS teams of the revival.
17th Jul '17 9:06:29 AM Sapphirea2
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** Although Jenna Coleman's performance was praised by most people, a fandom drained with ArcFatigue for Creator/StevenMoffat's LivingMacGuffin female characters found "Impossible Girl" Clara Oswald to be a "generic companion" FlatCharacter, dressed in a melodramatic mystery arc we'd already seen several times before in this era. Due to the nature of the arc she was introduced in (her first two appearances were as different characters who died helping the Doctor -- but implied to all be the same woman) as well as the main Smith-era arc still not having been resolved ''and'' the 50th anniversary special WhamEpisode being set up, she was stuck doing nothing or having her character reset to zero for most of Series 7B, and conflicting production instructions meant different writers interpreted her in very different ways. The nature of her relationship with the Doctor (who didn't trust her, but was obsessed with her anyway) also meant he ended up acting like a creepy old man, but with this presented as a romantic ideal, and when her actions in the SeasonFinale and the follow-up specials easily made her one of the most powerful companions ''ever'', she garnered MarySue accusations. However, Series 8 completely overhauled her character, giving her a different job, a genuinely dramatic PartTimeHero plotline and a complicated, {{Hubris}}tic relationship with time travel, making her much more flawed, unique and interesting. The elements of her relationship with the Doctor that came across as unintentionally creepy were brought to the forefront and handled more deftly, without sacrificing the heartwarming qualities of their friendship. The recasting of the Doctor with a much older man moved their relationship away from the standard 'two young hot people in love' idea towards a more complex portrayal of the potentially devastating consequences of the traditional Doctor-Companion UndyingLoyalty. This continued into the well-received Series 9, in which she became his DistaffCounterpart for better and for worse; although her ultimate fate ([[spoiler: she was Killed Off For Real, but due to the Doctor's mad attempt to rescue her she can have infinite adventures in the last moment of her life, complete with her own TARDIS and companion]]) caused a BrokenBase, it was a ''loooooong'' way from where she started as a character in more ways than one.

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** Although Jenna Coleman's performance was praised by most people, a fandom drained with ArcFatigue for Creator/StevenMoffat's LivingMacGuffin female characters found "Impossible Girl" Clara Oswald to be a "generic companion" FlatCharacter, dressed in a melodramatic mystery arc we'd already seen several times before in this era. Due to the nature of the arc she was introduced in (her first two appearances were as different characters who died helping the Doctor -- but implied to all be the same woman) as well as the main Smith-era arc still not having been resolved ''and'' the 50th anniversary special WhamEpisode being set up, she was stuck doing nothing or having her character reset to zero for most of Series 7B, and conflicting production instructions meant different writers interpreted her in very different ways. The nature of her relationship with the Doctor (who didn't trust her, but was obsessed with her anyway) also meant he ended up acting like a creepy old man, man -- but with this presented as a romantic ideal, and when her actions in the SeasonFinale and the follow-up specials easily made her one of the most powerful companions ''ever'', she garnered MarySue accusations. However, Series 8 completely overhauled her character, giving her a different job, a genuinely dramatic PartTimeHero plotline and a complicated, {{Hubris}}tic relationship with time travel, making her much more flawed, unique and interesting. The elements of her relationship with the Doctor that came across as unintentionally creepy were brought to the forefront and handled more deftly, without sacrificing the heartwarming qualities of their friendship. The recasting of the Doctor with a much older man moved their relationship away from the standard 'two young hot people in love' idea towards a more complex portrayal of the potentially devastating consequences of the traditional Doctor-Companion UndyingLoyalty. This continued into the well-received Series 9, in which she became his DistaffCounterpart for better and for worse; although her ultimate fate ([[spoiler: she was Killed Off For Real, but due to the Doctor's mad attempt to rescue her she can have infinite adventures in the last moment of her life, complete with her own TARDIS and companion]]) caused a BrokenBase, it was a ''loooooong'' way from where she started as a character in more ways than one.one.
** Nardole (Matt Lucaas) was just a cowardly comic relief one-off character in the post-Series 9 ChristmasEpisode "The Husbands of River Song". '''No one''' in the fanbase expected, much less wanted, him to become a secondary companion in Series 10 (with Bill Potts the principal) and reactions were split between "Ugh, not him again!" and "Huh, wonder how they'll manage it?" given his fate in that special -- and given that there were ''several'' one-off characters introduced in previous Twelfth Doctor episodes that fans would have loved to see again (Shona from "Last Christmas" being particularly popular). However, his return as a cyborg MoralityChain with a MysteriousPast, timid and oft-maligned by the Doctor yet able to hold his own in snarking and capable of great intelligence, loyalty, and backbone as needed, made him a funny and endearing companion who also enhanced the Doctor and Bill's dynamic, making for one of the best-received TARDIS teams of the revival.
16th Jun '17 2:51:38 PM hansenkd
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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she had a striking talent for picking up the [[WhatAnIdiot Idiot Ball]] and was often the textbook personification of EpicFail. She came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].

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* {{Grimm}}: ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she had a striking talent for picking up the [[WhatAnIdiot Idiot Ball]] and was often the textbook personification of EpicFail. She came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].
16th Jun '17 2:43:48 PM hansenkd
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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she had a striking talent for picking up the [[WhatAnIdiot Idiot Ball]] and was often the textbook example of EpicFail. She came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].

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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she had a striking talent for picking up the [[WhatAnIdiot Idiot Ball]] and was often the textbook example personification of EpicFail. She came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].
16th Jun '17 2:42:23 PM hansenkd
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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].

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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she had a striking talent for picking up the [[WhatAnIdiot Idiot Ball]] and was often the textbook example of EpicFail. She came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].
16th Jun '17 2:34:35 PM hansenkd
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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[ TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].

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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[ TookALevelInKindness [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].



** Rather amazingly, the resultant [[spoiler:second pregnancy, this time with Nick's child]], gave rise to an an incredibly successful redemption arc, which started in the Season 4 episode "Iron Hans" and continued without letup through the end of the series. It helped that her rival Juliette [[spoiler:was busy going through a FaceHeelTurn and traveling much further across the MoralEventHorizon than Adalind ever did]] at about the same time. By Season 6, after [[spoiler:earning her way to SecondLove status]], she was a beloved character, and the overwhelming majority of fans wanted her to be the endgame in Nick's romantic life, [[which she was, and according to the DistantFinale, was still with Nick 20 years later]].

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** Rather amazingly, the resultant [[spoiler:second pregnancy, this time with Nick's child]], gave rise to an an incredibly successful redemption arc, which started in the Season 4 episode "Iron Hans" and continued without letup through the end of the series. It helped that her rival Juliette [[spoiler:was busy going through a FaceHeelTurn and traveling much further across the MoralEventHorizon than Adalind ever did]] at about the same time. By Season 6, after [[spoiler:earning her way to SecondLove status]], she was a beloved character, and the overwhelming majority of fans wanted her to be the endgame in Nick's romantic life, [[which [[spoiler:which she was, and according to the DistantFinale, was still with Nick 20 years later]].
16th Jun '17 2:31:58 PM hansenkd
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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]]garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[take a level in kindness TookALevelInKindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].

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* {{Grimm}}: Adalind Schade floated in and out of Scrappy and CreatorsPet status for more than half the show's run. A SmugSnake through the first couple of seasons, she came close to being pulled from the heap in Season 3 after [[spoiler:the birth and subsequent kidnapping of her first child]]garnered child]] garnered her sympathy, especially since she appeared to [[take [[ TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness TookALevelInKindness]] kindness]] in the scenes with [[spoiler:Meisner]].
16th Jun '17 2:30:13 PM hansenkd
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** Then, her desperate actions to [[spoiler:get her child back by using a spell to trick Nick into sleeping with her and rob him of his powers]] sent her across the MoralEventHorizon and back to the heap.

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** Then, her desperate actions to to [[spoiler:get her child back by using a spell to trick Nick into sleeping with her and rob him of his powers]] sent her across the MoralEventHorizon and back to the heap.
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