History RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap / LiveActionTV

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.
10th May '16 11:24:12 PM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Riley redeemed herself from Scrappy status, partially thanks to the revelation that [[spoiler:Riley was from the future]], and partially from the character development that [[spoiler:[[AlasPoorScrappy led to her death]].]]



* ''{{Shameless}}'': Kelly Ball. Started life off as Kev's annoying sister. After annoying out of everyone in one episode per series (2-4), she was promoted to the main cast as Shane Maguire's boyfriend and has shed her previous image.

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* ''{{Shameless}}'': ''Series/{{Shameless}}'': Kelly Ball. Started life off as Kev's annoying sister. After annoying out of everyone in one episode per series (2-4), she was promoted to the main cast as Shane Maguire's boyfriend and has shed her previous image.


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* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Riley redeemed herself from Scrappy status, partially thanks to the revelation that [[spoiler:Riley was from the future]], and partially from the character development that [[spoiler:[[AlasPoorScrappy led to her death]].]]
29th Apr '16 12:02:17 AM yin_13147
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* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' did this with Frederick Chilton, of all people. In the first season, he was portrayed as little more than an incompetent SmugSnake psychiatrist. In the second season, when Will Graham came under his "care," Chilton seemed to be gearing up to be even more of an epic {{Jerkass}} than before. Which... he still more or less was, but the showrunners took care to spotlight the more hilarious aspects of Raúl Esparza's performance, leading Chilton into LoveToHate territory. Then he got ahold of the SmartBall and became an unlikely (albeit self-serving) ally of Will's, at a time when most of the rest of the cast was still treating Will as [[CassandraTruth delusional]] about Hannibal. And then they basically dedicated an entire episode to Chilton being snarky about Hannibal Lecter's [[ImAHumanitarian culinary interests]], at which point he was officially rescued. By the time [[spoiler:Hannibal sprang the trap he'd set for Chilton all along, fandom ''exploded'' with theories on how Chilton [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain could still be alive]].]]
** 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. 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 ensured the fact that she is well-beloved by all fans again.

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did this with Frederick Chilton, of all people. In the first season, he was portrayed as little more than an incompetent SmugSnake psychiatrist. In the second season, when Will Graham came under his "care," Chilton seemed to be gearing up to be even more of an epic {{Jerkass}} than before. Which... he still more or less was, but the showrunners took care to spotlight the more hilarious aspects of Raúl Esparza's performance, leading Chilton into LoveToHate territory. Then he got ahold of the SmartBall and became an unlikely (albeit self-serving) ally of Will's, at a time when most of the rest of the cast was still treating Will as [[CassandraTruth delusional]] about Hannibal. And then they basically dedicated an entire episode to Chilton being snarky about Hannibal Lecter's [[ImAHumanitarian culinary interests]], at which point he was officially rescued. By the time [[spoiler:Hannibal sprang the trap he'd set for Chilton all along, fandom ''exploded'' with theories on how Chilton [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain could still be alive]].]]
** 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 ensured cemented the fact that she is well-beloved by all fans again.
28th Apr '16 11:59:41 PM 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 a certain level of 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. 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 TakingALevelInBadass]] in the third season by plotting to take down Hannibal ensured 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 tried to have Hannibal murdered by proxy, she [[TookALevelInJerkass became very resentful of Will, and would always regard him with a certain level of 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. 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 TakingALevelInBadass]] Taking A Level In Badass]] in the third season by plotting to take down Hannibal ensured the fact that she is well-beloved by all fans again.
28th Apr '16 11:52:07 PM yin_13147
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* ''Series/TheFlash'': When first introduced Eddie Thawn wasn't viewed to highly, being a Smug, [[PrettyBoy Pretty]] CowboyCop, known for keeping track of his arrest record and romantic rival to Barry, who hated 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, become 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: those who initially wanted [[DieForOurShip out of the picture]] unfortunately got their wish, and his finally act, [[HeroicSacrifice killing himself to save everyone from the Reverse Flash]] solidified his departure from being the shows [[TheScrappy Scrappy]]. So much so, that his death [[ILetGwenStacyDie was one of the reasons Barry questioned his role as Cental City's hero]]]]

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* ''Series/TheFlash'': When first introduced Eddie Thawn Thawne wasn't viewed to too highly, being a Smug, smug [[PrettyBoy Pretty]] CowboyCop, known for keeping track of his arrest record and his role as romantic rival to Barry, who hated 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, become 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, and his finally act, as in the finale, [[HeroicSacrifice killing he killed himself to save everyone from the Reverse Flash]] Flash]], which solidified his departure from being the shows show's [[TheScrappy Scrappy]]. So much so, that his death [[ILetGwenStacyDie was one of the reasons Barry questioned his role as Cental Central City's hero]]]]hero.]]]]



* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' did this with Frederick Chilton, of all people. In the first season, he was portrayed as little more than an incompetent SmugSnake psychiatrist. In the second season, when Will Graham came under his "care," Chilton seemed to be gearing up to be even more of an epic {{Jerkass}} than before. Which... he still more or less was, but the showrunners took care to spotlight the more hilarious aspects of Raúl Esparza's performance, leading Chilton into LoveToHate territory. Then he got ahold of the SmartBall and became an unlikely (albeit self-serving) ally of Will's, at a time when most of the rest of the cast was still treating Will as [[CassandraTruth delusional]] about Hannibal. And then they basically dedicated an entire episode (''Futamono'') to Chilton being snarky about Hannibal Lecter's [[ImAHumanitarian culinary interests]], at which point he was officially rescued. By the time [[spoiler:Hannibal sprang the trap he'd set for Chilton all along, fandom ''exploded'' with theories on how Chilton [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain could still be alive]].]]

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* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' did this with Frederick Chilton, of all people. In the first season, he was portrayed as little more than an incompetent SmugSnake psychiatrist. In the second season, when Will Graham came under his "care," Chilton seemed to be gearing up to be even more of an epic {{Jerkass}} than before. Which... he still more or less was, but the showrunners took care to spotlight the more hilarious aspects of Raúl Esparza's performance, leading Chilton into LoveToHate territory. Then he got ahold of the SmartBall and became an unlikely (albeit self-serving) ally of Will's, at a time when most of the rest of the cast was still treating Will as [[CassandraTruth delusional]] about Hannibal. And then they basically dedicated an entire episode (''Futamono'') to Chilton being snarky about Hannibal Lecter's [[ImAHumanitarian culinary interests]], at which point he was officially rescued. By the time [[spoiler:Hannibal sprang the trap he'd set for Chilton all along, fandom ''exploded'' with theories on how Chilton [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain could still be alive]].]]]]
** 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 a certain level of 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. 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 TakingALevelInBadass]] in the third season by plotting to take down Hannibal ensured the fact that she is well-beloved by all fans again.
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