History RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap / LiveActionTV

10th Mar '17 2:52:14 PM Discar
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** TheReveal that Grant Ward [[spoiler: was EvilAllAlong]] ignited a lot of newfound interest in the character, even amongst viewers who'd previously dismissed him as TheGenericGuy.
** Skye was a BaseBreakingCharacter from day one, with a very vocal portion of the fandom calling her MarySue for her incredible hacking skills and the fact that when she went against S.H.I.E.L.D., she got recruited instead of punished. The reveal that S.H.I.E.L.D. had been protecting her since she was a baby for unknown reasons (implying she had/would develop powers) didn't help. But character development in the latter half of the first season and the first half of the second season (her relationships with Ward and May being chief among them) brought her popularity back up, to the point that [[spoiler:even when she actually ''did'' develop powers in the winter finale of the second season, there was no outcry]].

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** TheReveal that Grant Ward [[spoiler: was EvilAllAlong]] ignited a lot of newfound interest in
''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap/MarvelCinematicUniverse On the character, even amongst viewers who'd previously dismissed him as TheGenericGuy.
** Skye was a BaseBreakingCharacter from day one, with a very vocal portion of the fandom calling her MarySue for her incredible hacking skills and the fact that when she went against S.H.I.E.L.D., she got recruited instead of punished. The reveal that S.H.I.E.L.D. had been protecting her since she was a baby for unknown reasons (implying she had/would develop powers) didn't help. But character development in the latter half of the first season and the first half of the second season (her relationships with Ward and May being chief among them) brought her popularity back up, to the point that [[spoiler:even when she actually ''did'' develop powers in the winter finale of the second season, there was no outcry]].
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1st Jan '17 11:13:41 PM ajitter89
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*** The Writers have finally seemed to understand, [[spoiler: after lackluster ratings during season 5, with an upward spike, ''admittedly'' helped due to the gigantic crossover event, yet overall praise of her return in the 100th episode, even if by dream. Come mid-season finale, the internet exploded with the final two words of the episode, "Hi Ollie!"]]

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*** The Writers have finally seemed to understand, [[spoiler: after lackluster ratings during season 5, with an upward spike, ''admittedly'' helped due to the gigantic crossover event, yet overall praise of her return in a pivotal part of the 100th episode, even if by dream. Come mid-season finale, the internet exploded with the final two words of the episode, "Hi Ollie!"]]


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*** Some however have pointed that while they hate the toxic nature of "Olicitiy" they still have a fondness for Felicity, and her wit and brains, and wish her to still be a part of the show, just without the troubling dysfunctional romantic aspects she shares with Oliver.
12th Dec '16 4:42:35 PM ajitter89
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*** The Writers have finally seemed to understand, [[spoiler: after lackluster ratings during season 5, with an upward spike, ''admittedly'' helped due to the gigantic crossover event, yet overall praise of her return in the 100th episode, even if by dream. Come mid-season finale, the internet exploded with the final two words of the episode, "Hi Ollie!"]]
5th Nov '16 10:30:34 AM Truffle
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** Father Gabriel was a weak, DirtyCoward priest who left his congregation to be eaten alive by walkers. He's very distrusting of Rick's group, and even after they spend weeks defending him from the undead, he refuses to so much as lift a finger to help them. Once they reach Alexandria, he has the audacity to betray the group to Deanna, tries to get them kicked out and deliberately taunts a grieving Sasha. Nobody liked him, at least not until he [[spoiler: was revealed to be a DeathSeeker suffering from deep guilt.]] After an intervention with Maggie, he apologizes profusely to Rick, starts holding mass in the town's church, helps Rick and the others fight a horde of walkers and has [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome his very own CMoA]] when he [[spoiler: shoots a Saviour in cold blood, whilst reciting a passage from the bible.]] His BadassPreacher status not only won over the fans, it won over Rick, who is more than happy to leave his infant daughter with the man.

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** Father Gabriel was a weak, DirtyCoward priest who left his congregation to be eaten alive by walkers. He's very distrusting of Rick's group, and even after they spend weeks defending him from the undead, he refuses to so much as [[UngratefulBastard lift a finger to help them. them]]. Once they reach Alexandria, he has the audacity to betray the group to Deanna, tries to get them kicked out out, and deliberately taunts a grieving Sasha. Nobody liked him, at least not He was reviled both InUniverse and out, until he [[spoiler: it was revealed to be that [[spoiler: he's a DeathSeeker suffering from deep guilt.]] After an intervention with Maggie, he apologizes profusely to Rick, starts holding mass in the town's church, helps Rick and the others fight a horde of walkers walkers, and has [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome his very own CMoA]] when he [[spoiler: shoots a Saviour in cold blood, whilst reciting a passage from the bible.]] His BadassPreacher status not only won over the fans, it won over Rick, who is more than happy to leave let Gabriel babysit his infant daughter with the man. daughter.
5th Nov '16 10:25:52 AM Truffle
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Carl was introduced as a BrattyHalfPint who was always whining about how he wasn't allowed to use a gun, constantly disobeyed his parents, and indirectly caused the death of [[spoiler: Dale.]] After a bit of growing up, he mellowed out considerably, maturing enough for his father to trust him on the field. His relationship with [[MamaBear Michonne]] and Badass stoic attitude won over the majority of fans who initially disliked him.
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Carl was introduced as a BrattyHalfPint who was always whining about how he wasn't allowed to use a gun, constantly disobeyed his parents, and indirectly caused the death of [[spoiler: Dale.]] After a bit of growing up, he mellowed out considerably, maturing enough for his father to trust him on the field. His relationship with [[MamaBear Michonne]] and Badass stoic attitude transition from TantrumThrowing to responsible adult won over the majority of many fans who initially disliked him.him.
** Father Gabriel was a weak, DirtyCoward priest who left his congregation to be eaten alive by walkers. He's very distrusting of Rick's group, and even after they spend weeks defending him from the undead, he refuses to so much as lift a finger to help them. Once they reach Alexandria, he has the audacity to betray the group to Deanna, tries to get them kicked out and deliberately taunts a grieving Sasha. Nobody liked him, at least not until he [[spoiler: was revealed to be a DeathSeeker suffering from deep guilt.]] After an intervention with Maggie, he apologizes profusely to Rick, starts holding mass in the town's church, helps Rick and the others fight a horde of walkers and has [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome his very own CMoA]] when he [[spoiler: shoots a Saviour in cold blood, whilst reciting a passage from the bible.]] His BadassPreacher status not only won over the fans, it won over Rick, who is more than happy to leave his infant daughter with the man.

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5th Nov '16 10:09:07 AM Truffle
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Carl was introduced as a BrattyHalfPint who was always whining about how he wasn't allowed to use a gun, constantly disobeyed his parents, and indirectly caused the death of [[spoiler: Dale.]] After a bit of growing up, Carl mellowed out considerably, maturing enough for his father to trust him on the field, and becoming one of the best fighters on the team.

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Carl was introduced as a BrattyHalfPint who was always whining about how he wasn't allowed to use a gun, constantly disobeyed his parents, and indirectly caused the death of [[spoiler: Dale.]] After a bit of growing up, Carl he mellowed out considerably, maturing enough for his father to trust him on the field, field. His relationship with [[MamaBear Michonne]] and becoming one of Badass stoic attitude won over the best fighters on the team.majority of fans who initially disliked him.
5th Nov '16 9:59:45 AM Truffle
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Carl was introduced as a BrattyHalfPint who was always whining about how he wasn't allowed to use a gun, constantly disobeyed his parents, and indirectly caused the death of [[spoiler: Dale.]] After a bit of growing up, Carl mellowed out considerably, maturing enough for his father to trust him on the field, and becoming one of the best fighters on the team.
20th Sep '16 10:58:12 AM RobTan
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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Frasier Crane was hated in his debut due to being the hypotenuse in a LoveTriangle with the shows' FanPreferredCouple Sam and Diane. He not only managed to become an integral part of the main cast, but also the star of [[Series/{{Frasier}} arguably the most successful spinoff in TV history]].

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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Frasier Crane was hated in his debut due to being the hypotenuse in a LoveTriangle with the shows' FanPreferredCouple Sam and Diane. Kelsey Grammer claims that people would come up to him in the street and curse him out for coming between them. He not only managed to become an integral part of the main cast, but also the star of [[Series/{{Frasier}} arguably the most successful spinoff in TV history]].
18th Sep '16 1:20:45 PM mario0987
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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Though they've only been in two episodes, Cinderella and her Prince didn't impress anyone the first time around, mainly due to their idiotic behaviour and rather wooden acting. The next time they appear, the actors seem to have taken a few acting lessons, and manage to deliver an extremely sweet scene concerning a proposal at a busy restaurant. Perhaps they hold the record for how ''quickly'' two characters manage to redeem themselves.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
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Though they've only been in two episodes, Cinderella and her Prince didn't impress anyone the first time around, mainly due to their idiotic behaviour and rather wooden acting. The next time they appear, the actors seem to have taken a few acting lessons, and manage to deliver an extremely sweet scene concerning a proposal at a busy restaurant. Perhaps they hold the record for how ''quickly'' two characters manage to redeem themselves.themselves.
** While he best described as a BaseBreaker, Henry received far more praise from his critics after "Operation Mongoose". Here he is repeatedly given moments of awesome, his actor demonstrates that he can act and the ending paves the way for future plotlines involving him.
** Another BaseBreaker that got more love is Zelena. Seen as a large VillainSue for much of her appearances, Season 5 morphed her into a gleeful troll whose snark was considered to be ActuallyPrettyFunny. The second half rescued her even further by giving her a redemption arc that made her a well developed and somewhat sympathetic character like the rest of the main cast.
** Milah was despised for leaving Rumple for a life of adventure simply because he was a coward who she loved to disparage. Her reappearance in Season 5 did a good deal to humanise her and make her somewhat likable that [[spoiler: her [[FateWorseThanDeath final fate]] is a complete tragedy.]]
21st Aug '16 10:55:22 AM pointycatears
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** Unfortunately, this trope seems to have been [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in the case of Felicity Smoak. She started off as a popular character for being {{Adorkable}} and bringing some humor to a show that was supposed to be DarkerAndEdgier, making it much more likeable. However, starting from season 3, [[SpotlightStealingSquad she got a lot more focus than was necessary]], and took Laurel's place as Oliver's LoveInterest. While she did have better chemistry with him, the writers took it too far and turned it into a RomanticPlotTumor. It has become clear that she's turned into a CreatorsPet, especially since she's been given a lot of CharacterShilling not just in this show, but in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''. Even some of those who ship "Olicity" seem to be getting tired of her and were probably glad when they broke up midway through season 4. And even those who once liked her wished that it was her in the grave instead of [[spoiler: Laurel]].

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** Unfortunately, this trope seems to have been [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in the case of Felicity Smoak. She started off as a popular character for being {{Adorkable}} and [[PluckyComicRelief bringing some humor humor]] to a show that was supposed to be DarkerAndEdgier, making it much more likeable. However, starting from season 3, [[SpotlightStealingSquad she got a lot more focus than was necessary]], and took Laurel's place as Oliver's LoveInterest. While she did have better chemistry with him, him [[PanderingToTheBase (Which is what caused the writers took to make their ship canon in the first place)]], it too far and turned it into a RomanticPlotTumor. It has become doesn't help that [[TookALevelInJerkass she gained]] [[ItsAllAboutMe some]] [[{{Hypocrite}} annoying]] [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic traits]] but does not get called out for them. It's clear that she's turned into a CreatorsPet, especially since she's been given a lot of CharacterShilling not just in this show, but in ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' for no apparent reason other than to advertise her. Even some of those who ship "Olicity" seem to be getting tired of her and were probably glad when they broke up midway through season 4. And even those who once liked her wished that it was her in the grave instead of [[spoiler: Laurel]].
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