History RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap / LiveActionTV

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]].
6th Aug '16 11:29:50 PM ajitter89
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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 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'': 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.]]]]
22nd Jul '16 5:21:25 AM Anddrix
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** Skye was a BaseBreaker 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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** Skye was a BaseBreaker 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]].



** Laurel Lance began the series as ''the'' Scrappy of the Arrow fandom in the first two seasons often due to her Hypocritical actions and her [[RomanticPlotTumor less then stellar romance with Oliver]] which for many fans caused them to latch on to the [[FanPreferredCouple Olicity pairing instead]]. Comic book fans likewise couldn't stand her due to her being [[AdaptationalWimp significantly less awesome]] then her comic book counterpart ComicBook/BlackCanary. Even when she did finally done her costume in season 3 many fans hated that this came about [[spoiler: due to the [[StuffedIntoTheFridge death of her more beloved sister]] instead]]. However as the season progressed and she gained some much needed CharacterDevelopment and [[TookALevelInBadass Badassness]] a lot of fans started to warm up to her. Come Season 4 a combination of much more closely resembling her main comic counterpart, significantly better acting then when she started, and firmly situating herself as the CoolBigSis of the group won over a lot of fans to her side (it also properly helped that Felicity become a significant BaseBreaker during this time). [[spoiler: It's pretty telling that a lot of the Arrow fandom seems to have reacted in sadness and anger at her death in season 4 episode 18 rather then the glee she properly would have gotten if she died at the start of the series]].

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** Laurel Lance began the series as ''the'' Scrappy of the Arrow fandom in the first two seasons often due to her Hypocritical actions and her [[RomanticPlotTumor less then stellar romance with Oliver]] which for many fans caused them to latch on to the [[FanPreferredCouple Olicity pairing instead]]. Comic book fans likewise couldn't stand her due to her being [[AdaptationalWimp significantly less awesome]] then her comic book counterpart ComicBook/BlackCanary. Even when she did finally done her costume in season 3 many fans hated that this came about [[spoiler: due to the [[StuffedIntoTheFridge death of her more beloved sister]] instead]]. However as the season progressed and she gained some much needed CharacterDevelopment and [[TookALevelInBadass Badassness]] a lot of fans started to warm up to her. Come Season 4 a combination of much more closely resembling her main comic counterpart, significantly better acting then when she started, and firmly situating herself as the CoolBigSis of the group won over a lot of fans to her side (it also properly helped that Felicity become a significant BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter during this time). [[spoiler: It's pretty telling that a lot of the Arrow fandom seems to have reacted in sadness and anger at her death in season 4 episode 18 rather then the glee she properly would have gotten if she died at the start of the series]].



* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Amy Farrah Fowler was something of a BaseBreaker in her early appearances, partially due to having no character outside being a DistaffCounterpart of Sheldon, and her status as Sheldon's "love interest" caused some backlash from [[CrackPairing Shenny]] shippers. As time went on she developed into a much more rounded character in her own right and her relationship with Sheldon gained momentum, which brought some development to Sheldon's previously StaticCharacter, and the fanbase began to warm to her.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Amy Farrah Fowler was something of a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter in her early appearances, partially due to having no character outside being a DistaffCounterpart of Sheldon, and her status as Sheldon's "love interest" caused some backlash from [[CrackPairing Shenny]] shippers. As time went on she developed into a much more rounded character in her own right and her relationship with Sheldon gained momentum, which brought some development to Sheldon's previously StaticCharacter, and the fanbase began to warm to her.
21st Jul '16 10:31:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** Alana Bloom was a very likable character in the first season due to her always showing concern for Will's well-being, and is the only one who sincerely tries to help him compared to the others who would either manipulate him or suspect him. But then in the latter half of the second season, after Will tried to have Hannibal murdered by proxy, she [[TookALevelInJerkass became very resentful of Will, and would always regard him with hostility from then on]]. And during this time, she entered in a romantic relationship with Hannibal, becoming so invested in her feelings for the latter that she absolutely refuses to hear anyone out who would start to believe or consider that Will may be right about Hannibal being a killer. Of course, almost everyone found it hard to continue seeing her as sympathetic at this point, and grew extremely annoyed with her. Near the season finale however, she was slowly redeemed in the eyes of the fandom when she ''finally'' suspects Hannibal may be more than who he seems, which led to her finding out that Will was right all along, and she completely acknowledges her fault in this. She is then fully rescued by the Season 2 finale, when she confronts Hannibal at gunpoint and does not even hesitate to pull the trigger, only failing to get a bullet on him since [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he saw it coming beforehand]]. Her character [[TookALevelInBadass Taking A Level In Badass]] in the third season by plotting to take down Hannibal cemented the fact that she is well-beloved by all fans again.

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** Alana Bloom was a very likable character in the first season due to her always showing concern for Will's well-being, and is the only one who sincerely tries to help him compared to the others who would either manipulate him or suspect him. But then in the latter half of the second season, after Will tried to have Hannibal murdered by proxy, she [[TookALevelInJerkass became very resentful of Will, and would always regard him with hostility from then on]]. And during this time, she entered in a romantic relationship with Hannibal, becoming so invested in her feelings for the latter that she absolutely refuses to hear anyone out who would start to believe or consider that Will may be right about Hannibal being a killer. Of course, almost everyone found it hard to continue seeing her as sympathetic at this point, and grew extremely annoyed with her. Near the season finale however, she was slowly redeemed in the eyes of the fandom when she ''finally'' suspects Hannibal may be more than who he seems, which led to her finding out that Will was right all along, and she completely acknowledges her fault in this. She is then fully rescued by the Season 2 finale, when she confronts Hannibal at gunpoint and does not even hesitate to pull the trigger, only failing to get a bullet on him since [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he saw it coming beforehand]].beforehand. Her character [[TookALevelInBadass Taking A Level In Badass]] in the third season by plotting to take down Hannibal cemented the fact that she is well-beloved by all fans again.
25th Jun '16 1:26:59 AM DevinMeenan
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Wesley was probably TheScrappy, and seemed to remain under this shadow at first when transferring over to ''Series/{{Angel}}''. However, he quickly improved, and after a couple of seasons and a great deal of character development, he was one of the most fleshed out and well-rounded characters on the show.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Wesley was probably TheScrappy, and seemed to remain under this shadow at first when transferring over to ''Series/{{Angel}}''. However, he quickly improved, and after a couple of seasons and a great deal of character development, he was one of the most fleshed out and well-rounded characters on the either show.
31st May '16 1:24:25 PM pointycatears
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** Laurel Lance began the series as ''the'' Scrappy of the Arrow fandom in the first two seasons often due to her Hypocritical actions and her [[RomanticPlotTumor less then stellar romance with Oliver]] which for many fans caused them to latch on to the [[FanPreferredCouple Olicity pairing instead]]. Comic book fans likewise couldn't stand her due to her being [[AdaptationalWimp significantly less awesome]] then her comic book counterpart ComicBook/BlackCanary. Even when she did finally done her costume in season 3 many fans hated that this came about [[spoiler: due to the death of her more beloved sister instead]]. However as the season progressed and she gained some much needed CharacterDevelopment and [[TookALevelInBadass Badassness]] a lot of fans started to warm up to her. Come Season 4 a combination of much more closely resembling her main comic counterpart, significantly better acting then when she started, and firmly situating herself as the CoolBigSis of the group won over a lot of fans to her side (it also properly helped that Felicity become a significant BaseBreaker during this time). [[spoiler: It's pretty telling that a lot of the Arrow fandom seems to have reacted in sadness and anger at her death in season 4 episode 18 rather then the glee she properly would have gotten if she died at the start of the series]].

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** Laurel Lance began the series as ''the'' Scrappy of the Arrow fandom in the first two seasons often due to her Hypocritical actions and her [[RomanticPlotTumor less then stellar romance with Oliver]] which for many fans caused them to latch on to the [[FanPreferredCouple Olicity pairing instead]]. Comic book fans likewise couldn't stand her due to her being [[AdaptationalWimp significantly less awesome]] then her comic book counterpart ComicBook/BlackCanary. Even when she did finally done her costume in season 3 many fans hated that this came about [[spoiler: due to the [[StuffedIntoTheFridge death of her more beloved sister sister]] instead]]. However as the season progressed and she gained some much needed CharacterDevelopment and [[TookALevelInBadass Badassness]] a lot of fans started to warm up to her. Come Season 4 a combination of much more closely resembling her main comic counterpart, significantly better acting then when she started, and firmly situating herself as the CoolBigSis of the group won over a lot of fans to her side (it also properly helped that Felicity become a significant BaseBreaker during this time). [[spoiler: It's pretty telling that a lot of the Arrow fandom seems to have reacted in sadness and anger at her death in season 4 episode 18 rather then the glee she properly would have gotten if she died at the start of the series]].
31st May '16 1:19:41 PM 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.

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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}}'' ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and ''Series/{{LegendsOfTomorrow}}''.''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]].
31st May '16 1:13:41 PM 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.
22nd May '16 6:14:30 PM lakingsif
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** Andy is a particularly good example. In the show's first season, which is 'very' well known for its prominent EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, his entire purpose was to be RashidaJones' terrible asshole idiotic selfish boyfriend whose stupidity was almost a superpower. In the second season, his asshole-ish properties were downplayed and eventually stripped completely. After the show's retooling, he quickly became a wildly sympathetic complete idiot who generally ends up doing the right thing of his own accord, because he's not a bad person, just a very stupid person. Even when he does something mean to someone, it's almost always because of ignorance. Basically he's a giant adorable baby now.

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** Andy is a particularly good example. In the show's first season, which is 'very' well known for its prominent EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, his entire purpose was to be RashidaJones' Creator/RashidaJones' terrible asshole idiotic selfish boyfriend whose stupidity was almost a superpower. In the second season, his asshole-ish properties were downplayed and eventually stripped completely. After the show's retooling, he quickly became a wildly sympathetic complete idiot who generally ends up doing the right thing of his own accord, because he's not a bad person, just a very stupid person. Even when he does something mean to someone, it's almost always because of ignorance. Basically he's a giant adorable baby now.
19th May '16 9:37:49 AM yin_13147
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** Alana Bloom was a very likable character in the first season due to her always showing concern for Will's well-being, and is the only one who sincerely tries to help him compared to the others who would either manipulate him or suspect him. But then in the latter half of the second season, after Hannibal tried to have Hannibal murdered by proxy, she [[TookALevelInJerkass became very resentful of Will, and would always regard him with hostility from then on]]. And during this time, she entered in a romantic relationship with Hannibal, becoming so invested in her feelings for the latter that she absolutely refuses to hear anyone out who would start to believe or consider that Will may be right about Hannibal being a killer. Of course, almost everyone found it hard to continue seeing her as sympathetic at this point, and grew extremely annoyed with her. Near the season finale, she was slowly redeemed in the eyes of the fandom when she ''finally'' suspects Hannibal may be more than who he seems, which led to her finding out that Will was right all along, and she completely acknowledges her fault in this. She is then fully rescued by the Season 2 finale, when she confronts Hannibal at gunpoint and does not even hesitate to pull the trigger, only failing to get a bullet on him since [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he saw it coming beforehand]]. Her character [[TookALevelInBadass Taking A Level In Badass]] in the third season by plotting to take down Hannibal cemented the fact that she is well-beloved by all fans again.

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** Alana Bloom was a very likable character in the first season due to her always showing concern for Will's well-being, and is the only one who sincerely tries to help him compared to the others who would either manipulate him or suspect him. But then in the latter half of the second season, after Hannibal Will tried to have Hannibal murdered by proxy, she [[TookALevelInJerkass became very resentful of Will, and would always regard him with hostility from then on]]. And during this time, she entered in a romantic relationship with Hannibal, becoming so invested in her feelings for the latter that she absolutely refuses to hear anyone out who would start to believe or consider that Will may be right about Hannibal being a killer. Of course, almost everyone found it hard to continue seeing her as sympathetic at this point, and grew extremely annoyed with her. Near the season finale, finale however, she was slowly redeemed in the eyes of the fandom when she ''finally'' suspects Hannibal may be more than who he seems, which led to her finding out that Will was right all along, and she completely acknowledges her fault in this. She is then fully rescued by the Season 2 finale, when she confronts Hannibal at gunpoint and does not even hesitate to pull the trigger, only failing to get a bullet on him since [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he saw it coming beforehand]]. Her character [[TookALevelInBadass Taking A Level In Badass]] in the third season by plotting to take down Hannibal cemented the fact that she is well-beloved by all fans again.
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