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7th Sep '16 12:54:52 AM AreYouTyler
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* Gwendolyn "Gwen" Tennyson of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was polarizing, with opinions varying from "obnoxious MarySue who just annoys Ben" to "[[OnlySaneMan The only one with any sense or responsibility]]". However, after the TimeSkip for ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', she's much more soft-spoken and Ben isn't doing nearly enough crap for her to complain about, and is potentially the most powerful character. Which was enough to satisfy plenty of her haters, [[BrokenBase while the people who liked her beforehand now hate her.]]

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* Gwendolyn "Gwen" Gwen Tennyson of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was polarizing, with opinions varying from "obnoxious MarySue who just annoys Ben" to "[[OnlySaneMan The only one with any sense or responsibility]]". However, after the TimeSkip for ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', she's much more soft-spoken and Ben isn't doing nearly enough crap for her to complain about, and is potentially the most powerful character. Which was enough to satisfy plenty of her haters, [[BrokenBase while the people who liked her beforehand now hate her.]]



* Owen from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', possibly. Season 2, he became an out-and-out CreatorsPet, by losing challenges while his team still loved him, winning them based on his farting and obesity, and being even more of a {{Gasshole}}. Not only did every character (including Chris) love him, but [[spoiler: he got to return, to the joy of all the "good" characters, and make it to the final four.]] However, season 3 he's been toned down considerably: getting an actually funny sub-plot of being afraid of flying, and both negatively and positively contributing to his team. And his OddFriendship with [[EnsembleDarkhorse Noah]] and his breakup with Izzy. Come the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' Owen's scrappydom seems to have died down even more. While he's still guilty of many of his previous character faults, this season he actually seems to be trying to win, has a good friendship chemistry with Noah, and his making it so far in the competition doesn't feel anywhere near as forced as previous seasons.
** [[StalkerWithACrush Sierra]] has always been and remains a BaseBreakingCharacter, but even many detractors will admit that she's more tolerable in the last few episodes of season three, when some quick and long-needed CharacterDevelopment has her finally realize that she should treat {{Co|olLoser}}dy more like [[BetterAsFriends a friend]] than a prize to be won.

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* Owen from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'', ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', possibly. Season 2, he became an out-and-out CreatorsPet, by losing challenges while his team still loved him, winning them based on his farting and obesity, and being even more of a {{Gasshole}}. Not only did every character (including Chris) love him, but [[spoiler: he got to return, to the joy of all the "good" characters, and make it to the final four.]] However, season 3 he's been toned down considerably: getting an actually funny sub-plot of being afraid of flying, and both negatively and positively contributing to his team. And his OddFriendship with [[EnsembleDarkhorse Noah]] and his breakup with Izzy. Come the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' Owen's scrappydom seems to have died down even more. While he's still guilty of many of his previous character faults, this season he actually seems to be trying to win, has a good friendship chemistry with Noah, and his making it so far in the competition doesn't feel anywhere near as forced as previous seasons.
** [[StalkerWithACrush Sierra]] has always been and remains a BaseBreakingCharacter, but even many detractors will admit that she's more tolerable in the last few episodes of season three, when some quick and long-needed CharacterDevelopment has her finally realize that she should treat {{Co|olLoser}}dy more like [[BetterAsFriends a friend]] than a prize to be won.



** The Rockers garnered a lot of hate early in the season for having no plot, especially Spud who dud nothing but bob his head to music. This all changed when Spud's quirks of "delayed reaction time" was introduced, where many immediately started loving him.

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** The Rockers garnered a lot of hate early in the season for having no plot, especially Spud who dud did nothing but bob his head to music. This all changed when Spud's quirks of "delayed reaction time" was introduced, where many immediately started loving him.
29th Aug '16 2:48:25 PM AreYouTyler
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** Father-Son got quite a lot of hate during the first episode, being considered annoying and predictable, especially Junior who was weighed down by the fact he was a Music/JustinBieber {{Expy}}. However this opinion changed very quickly, after they showed themselves to be one of the most complex teams in terms of interactions, with Junior being one of the maturest characters in the show despite his young age.

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** Father-Son got quite a lot of hate during the first episode, being considered annoying and predictable, especially Junior who was weighed down by the fact he was a Music/JustinBieber {{Expy}}.[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] Music/JustinBieber. However this opinion changed very quickly, after they showed themselves to be one of the most complex teams in terms of interactions, with Junior being one of the maturest characters in the show despite his young age.
10th Aug '16 12:27:52 AM Anddrix
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* Gwendolyn "Gwen" Tennyson of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was [[BaseBreaker polarizing]], with opinions varying from "obnoxious MarySue who just annoys Ben" to "[[OnlySaneMan The only one with any sense or responsibility]]". However, after the TimeSkip for ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', she's much more soft-spoken and Ben isn't doing nearly enough crap for her to complain about, and is potentially the most powerful character. Which was enough to satisfy plenty of her haters, [[BrokenBase while the people who liked her beforehand now hate her.]]

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* Gwendolyn "Gwen" Tennyson of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was [[BaseBreaker polarizing]], polarizing, with opinions varying from "obnoxious MarySue who just annoys Ben" to "[[OnlySaneMan The only one with any sense or responsibility]]". However, after the TimeSkip for ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', she's much more soft-spoken and Ben isn't doing nearly enough crap for her to complain about, and is potentially the most powerful character. Which was enough to satisfy plenty of her haters, [[BrokenBase while the people who liked her beforehand now hate her.]]



** [[StalkerWithACrush Sierra]] has always been and remains a BaseBreaker, but even many detractors will admit that she's more tolerable in the last few episodes of season three, when some quick and long-needed CharacterDevelopment has her finally realize that she should treat {{Co|olLoser}}dy more like [[BetterAsFriends a friend]] than a prize to be won.

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** [[StalkerWithACrush Sierra]] has always been and remains a BaseBreaker, BaseBreakingCharacter, but even many detractors will admit that she's more tolerable in the last few episodes of season three, when some quick and long-needed CharacterDevelopment has her finally realize that she should treat {{Co|olLoser}}dy more like [[BetterAsFriends a friend]] than a prize to be won.



** On the other hand, anybody who actually liked Lola for her personality and not just her curves [[BaseBreaker can't stand the new Lola]].
* Irving from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', though never technically an official Scrappy, was definitely a BaseBreaker: Half the fans hated him, the other half related to him and liked him. After his first appearance, though, he was given more CharacterDevelopment beyond just being the LoonyFan that follows the boys around, and fans are now much more agreeing and accepting of him.

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** On the other hand, anybody who actually liked Lola for her personality and not just her curves [[BaseBreaker can't stand the new Lola]].
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* Irving from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', though never technically an official Scrappy, was definitely a BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Half the fans hated him, the other half related to him and liked him. After his first appearance, though, he was given more CharacterDevelopment beyond just being the LoonyFan that follows the boys around, and fans are now much more agreeing and accepting of him.



** [[BaseBreaker For those who felt]] that they came off as shallow, arrogant {{jerkass}}es with nothing to back up their [[DracoInLeatherPants popularity within the fandom]], the [[TheBusCameBack next appearances]] of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Trixie]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone Gilda the Griffon]] would [[FreudianExcuse confirm the more sympathetic character interpretations]] and [[HeelFaceTurn had them decisively turn good]], giving reason to redeem them.

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** [[BaseBreaker For those who felt]] felt that they came off as shallow, arrogant {{jerkass}}es with nothing to back up their [[DracoInLeatherPants popularity within the fandom]], the [[TheBusCameBack next appearances]] of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Trixie]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone Gilda the Griffon]] would [[FreudianExcuse confirm the more sympathetic character interpretations]] and [[HeelFaceTurn had them decisively turn good]], giving reason to redeem them.



** While Sunset Shimmer, the BigBad of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' spinoff was [[EvilIsCool easily the most popular thing]] to come out of it, she still wound up a massive BaseBreaker. Critics labeled her a shallow AlphaBitch who [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter did nothing with her potential]] as Twilight Sparkle's [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil predecessor]] and EvilCounterpart. When she pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end of the movie, it was after such [[KickTheDog displaying such cruelty]] many felt that Sunset hadn't earned it, or that she was just faking to get out of trouble. The sequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', showed that this HeelFaceTurn was legit, but she [[ReformedButRejected isn't so readily accepted by those she once tormented]] and has to deal with the ramifications of it. She also gets her own EvilCounterpart in [[BigBad Adagio Dazzle]] and plenty of interaction with Twilight, giving her overdue character depth. Couple that with a few moments that paint her as TheWoobie over her struggles yet [[TheAtoner earnestly trying to help everyone]] and [[EleventhHourRanger being instrumental in saving the day]], and Sunset won herself a lot of fans.
** Starlight Glimmer jumped all over the place. When introduced as the BigBad of season five, she gained [[EvilIsCool a ton of praise and respect]] for being a cunning, interesting ContrastingSequelAntagonist with a great gimmick, [[WellIntentionedExtremist having]] [[VillainHasAPoint a point]], but overall just [[BitchInSheepsClothing being]] a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow manipulative and vile dictator]] who also managed even ''more'' cool points by defeating the Mane Six in one swoop. Things went south however in her second appearance, as Starlight Glimmer underwent severe VillainDecay by turning her from a cunning dictator to a [[EvilIsPetty petty, spoiled child]], giving [[MotiveDecay her previous motives]] a shallow FreudianExcuse. What really turned her into a Scrappy, though was being EasilyForgiven despite endangering the world with her own pettiness. This ''very'' abrupt HeelFaceTurn was a major character change that some viewed as a complete waste of a previously interesting villain, making her UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, with calls that Starlight was [[ReplacementScrappy a copycat of Sunset Shimmer]][[note]]which is a bit ironic, considering what a BaseBreaker Sunset Shimmer was in her first appearance[[/note]]. After season five ended, Starlight Glimmer went from LoveToHate to BaseBreaker overnight. The Season Six premiere showed Starlight Glimmer's HeelFaceTurn was legitimate. Starlight got a ton of bonding moments with Twilight Sparkle and Spike, as well as the many heartwarming ShipTease moments with her old friend Sunburst. Starlight's [[IHatePastMe struggles]] with moving on from her dark past, her new [[ShrinkingViolet bashful]] and [[NaiveNewcomer naive]] personality, and finally, earnestly wanting to help and being an EleventhHourRanger in her own right [[WinBackTheCrowd won Starlight Glimmer back the favor she'd lost]]. More people were won over with her second full appearance, which showed her struggling with making friends and ultimately getting caught up in a petty squabble between Twilight and Trixie, leading to Trixie and Starlight being genuine friends. However, others felt like the plot was tailored in Starlight's favor by making everyone else act uncharasteristically or otherwise as unfavorably as possible.

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** While Sunset Shimmer, the BigBad of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' spinoff was [[EvilIsCool easily the most popular thing]] to come out of it, she still wound up a massive BaseBreaker.BaseBreakingCharacter. Critics labeled her a shallow AlphaBitch who [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter did nothing with her potential]] as Twilight Sparkle's [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil predecessor]] and EvilCounterpart. When she pulled a HeelFaceTurn at the end of the movie, it was after such [[KickTheDog displaying such cruelty]] many felt that Sunset hadn't earned it, or that she was just faking to get out of trouble. The sequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', showed that this HeelFaceTurn was legit, but she [[ReformedButRejected isn't so readily accepted by those she once tormented]] and has to deal with the ramifications of it. She also gets her own EvilCounterpart in [[BigBad Adagio Dazzle]] and plenty of interaction with Twilight, giving her overdue character depth. Couple that with a few moments that paint her as TheWoobie over her struggles yet [[TheAtoner earnestly trying to help everyone]] and [[EleventhHourRanger being instrumental in saving the day]], and Sunset won herself a lot of fans.
** Starlight Glimmer jumped all over the place. When introduced as the BigBad of season five, she gained [[EvilIsCool a ton of praise and respect]] for being a cunning, interesting ContrastingSequelAntagonist with a great gimmick, [[WellIntentionedExtremist having]] [[VillainHasAPoint a point]], but overall just [[BitchInSheepsClothing being]] a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow manipulative and vile dictator]] who also managed even ''more'' cool points by defeating the Mane Six in one swoop. Things went south however in her second appearance, as Starlight Glimmer underwent severe VillainDecay by turning her from a cunning dictator to a [[EvilIsPetty petty, spoiled child]], giving [[MotiveDecay her previous motives]] a shallow FreudianExcuse. What really turned her into a Scrappy, though was being EasilyForgiven despite endangering the world with her own pettiness. This ''very'' abrupt HeelFaceTurn was a major character change that some viewed as a complete waste of a previously interesting villain, making her UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, with calls that Starlight was [[ReplacementScrappy a copycat of Sunset Shimmer]][[note]]which is a bit ironic, considering what a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter Sunset Shimmer was in her first appearance[[/note]]. After season five ended, Starlight Glimmer went from LoveToHate to BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter overnight. The Season Six premiere showed Starlight Glimmer's HeelFaceTurn was legitimate. Starlight got a ton of bonding moments with Twilight Sparkle and Spike, as well as the many heartwarming ShipTease moments with her old friend Sunburst. Starlight's [[IHatePastMe struggles]] with moving on from her dark past, her new [[ShrinkingViolet bashful]] and [[NaiveNewcomer naive]] personality, and finally, earnestly wanting to help and being an EleventhHourRanger in her own right [[WinBackTheCrowd won Starlight Glimmer back the favor she'd lost]]. More people were won over with her second full appearance, which showed her struggling with making friends and ultimately getting caught up in a petty squabble between Twilight and Trixie, leading to Trixie and Starlight being genuine friends. However, others felt like the plot was tailored in Starlight's favor by making everyone else act uncharasteristically or otherwise as unfavorably as possible.



* [[CreepyTwins The Twins]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' started as the most hated characters in the show and were often cited as one of its flaws by fans and critics alike. The reasons given for hating them amounted to their voices being obnoxious, them ruining Warden's plans and seemingly only existing to do so, and them being a little ''too'' flamboyant for some fans' comfort. By the time of Season 2, they had gained their own following of fans and their focus episodes served to flesh them out slightly more. These days, the two are more of a BaseBreaker as some still consider them to ruin the show, yet they have a lot more fans due to the revelation that they're [[TheUnfavourite the lesser-desired and bullied]] sons in their family.

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* [[CreepyTwins The Twins]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' started as the most hated characters in the show and were often cited as one of its flaws by fans and critics alike. The reasons given for hating them amounted to their voices being obnoxious, them ruining Warden's plans and seemingly only existing to do so, and them being a little ''too'' flamboyant for some fans' comfort. By the time of Season 2, they had gained their own following of fans and their focus episodes served to flesh them out slightly more. These days, the two are more of a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter as some still consider them to ruin the show, yet they have a lot more fans due to the revelation that they're [[TheUnfavourite the lesser-desired and bullied]] sons in their family.



** In season 1 all three of Tezin's children were hated for being seen as useless comedic relief and KidAppealCharacter's, along with helping fuel the romance plot. While Ikki and Meelo are BaseBreaker's, Jinora got rescued in season 2 and 3 after she [[AscendedExtra received]] a bigger role in the plot and TookALevelInBadass.

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** In season 1 all three of Tezin's children were hated for being seen as useless comedic relief and KidAppealCharacter's, along with helping fuel the romance plot. While Ikki and Meelo are BaseBreaker's, BaseBreakingCharacter's, Jinora got rescued in season 2 and 3 after she [[AscendedExtra received]] a bigger role in the plot and TookALevelInBadass.
8th Aug '16 10:11:44 PM ultimomant
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** Starlight Glimmer jumped all over the place. When introduced as the BigBad of season five, she gained [[EvilIsCool a ton of praise and respect]] for being a cunning, interesting ContrastingSequelAntagonist with a great gimmick, [[WellIntentionedExtremist having]] [[VillainHasAPoint a point]], but overall just [[BitchInSheepsClothing being]] a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow manipulative and vile dictator]] who also managed even ''more'' cool points by defeating the Mane Six in one swoop. Things went south however in her second appearance, as Starlight Glimmer underwent severe VillainDecay by turning her from a cunning dictator to a [[EvilIsPetty petty, spoiled child]], giving [[MotiveDecay her previous motives]] a shallow FreudianExcuse. What really turned her into a Scrappy, though was being EasilyForgiven despite endangering the world with her own pettiness. This ''very'' abrupt HeelFaceTurn was a major character change that some viewed as a complete waste of a previously interesting villain, making her UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, with calls that Starlight was [[ReplacementScrappy a copycat of Sunset Shimmer]][[note]]which is a bit ironic, considering what a BaseBreaker Sunset Shimmer was in her first appearance[[/note]]. After season five ended, Starlight Glimmer went from LoveToHate to BaseBreaker overnight. The Season Six premiere showed Starlight Glimmer's HeelFaceTurn was legitimate. Starlight got a ton of bonding moments with Twilight Sparkle and Spike, as well as the many heartwarming ShipTease moments with her old friend Sunburst. Starlight's [[IHatePastMe struggles]] with moving on from her dark past, her new [[ShrinkingViolet bashful]] and [[NaiveNewcomer naive]] personality, and finally, earnestly wanting to help and being an EleventhHourRanger in her own right [[WinBackTheCrowd won Starlight Glimmer back the favor she'd lost]]. More people were won over with her second full appearance, which showed her struggling with making friends and ultimately getting caught up in a petty squabble between Twilight and Trixie, leading to Trixie and Starlight being genuine friends. However, others felt like the plot was talored in Stalight's favor by making everyone else act uncharasteristically or otherwise as unfavorably as possible.

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** Starlight Glimmer jumped all over the place. When introduced as the BigBad of season five, she gained [[EvilIsCool a ton of praise and respect]] for being a cunning, interesting ContrastingSequelAntagonist with a great gimmick, [[WellIntentionedExtremist having]] [[VillainHasAPoint a point]], but overall just [[BitchInSheepsClothing being]] a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow manipulative and vile dictator]] who also managed even ''more'' cool points by defeating the Mane Six in one swoop. Things went south however in her second appearance, as Starlight Glimmer underwent severe VillainDecay by turning her from a cunning dictator to a [[EvilIsPetty petty, spoiled child]], giving [[MotiveDecay her previous motives]] a shallow FreudianExcuse. What really turned her into a Scrappy, though was being EasilyForgiven despite endangering the world with her own pettiness. This ''very'' abrupt HeelFaceTurn was a major character change that some viewed as a complete waste of a previously interesting villain, making her UnintentionallyUnsympathetic, with calls that Starlight was [[ReplacementScrappy a copycat of Sunset Shimmer]][[note]]which is a bit ironic, considering what a BaseBreaker Sunset Shimmer was in her first appearance[[/note]]. After season five ended, Starlight Glimmer went from LoveToHate to BaseBreaker overnight. The Season Six premiere showed Starlight Glimmer's HeelFaceTurn was legitimate. Starlight got a ton of bonding moments with Twilight Sparkle and Spike, as well as the many heartwarming ShipTease moments with her old friend Sunburst. Starlight's [[IHatePastMe struggles]] with moving on from her dark past, her new [[ShrinkingViolet bashful]] and [[NaiveNewcomer naive]] personality, and finally, earnestly wanting to help and being an EleventhHourRanger in her own right [[WinBackTheCrowd won Starlight Glimmer back the favor she'd lost]]. More people were won over with her second full appearance, which showed her struggling with making friends and ultimately getting caught up in a petty squabble between Twilight and Trixie, leading to Trixie and Starlight being genuine friends. However, others felt like the plot was talored tailored in Stalight's Starlight's favor by making everyone else act uncharasteristically or otherwise as unfavorably as possible.
23rd Jul '16 10:07:48 AM SunGuyThe3rd
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** Zilla Sr. finally got some respect after his showings in ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth. More details can be found in the RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap/ComicBooks page.

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** Zilla Sr. finally got some respect after his showings in ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth. More details can be found in the RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap/ComicBooks Film folder on the main page.
22nd Jul '16 4:58:41 PM SunGuyThe3rd
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** Zilla Sr. finally got some respect after his showings in ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth. More details can be found in the Comic Books page.

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** Zilla Sr. finally got some respect after his showings in ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth. More details can be found in the Comic Books RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap/ComicBooks page.
22nd Jul '16 4:57:58 PM SunGuyThe3rd
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** Zilla Sr. finally got some respect after his showings in ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth. More details can be found in the Comic Books page.
22nd Jul '16 4:34:28 PM SunGuyThe3rd
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** Zilla Sr. finally got some respect after his appearance in ''ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth'', where he managed to cause some trouble for the original Godzilla [[VillainousValour despite being outmatched in almost every respect]]. He even leaves the fight alive after realizing he had no chance against his tougher counterpart.
16th Jul '16 11:11:01 PM JM1982
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** Kenny is an unusual subversion in that he was the Scrappy to the ''creators'', rather than the audience. Trey Parker and Matt Stone had become sick of the RunningGag involving killing Kenny in every episode, and eventually decided to [[KilledOffForReal kill him off permanently.]] However, they later changed their minds and brought Kenny back, while getting rid of the traits that made them dislike him. Kenny typically survives post-revival episodes, and only dies when the plot specifically requires it. Parker and Stone also made a point of giving him more CharacterDevelopment, including TheReveal where [[spoiler:he is the masked superhero Mysterion]].
16th Jul '16 4:45:23 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** King Sombra was heavily criticized for [[GenericDoomsdayVillain lacking motive or characterization]], and being (seemingly) KilledOffForReal after showing enough [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthlessness]] and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy intelligence]] that fans decried [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter his potential wasted]]. Even the show staff admitted he didn't work out as they hoped. Two events rescued him, first, ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' showed his StartOfDarkness, giving him a ''much needed'' backstory that was very well-recieved. Then the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 Season 5 Finale's]] first BadFuture showed what would happen if he won: Sombra becomes a frighteningly competent military dictator who [[WarIsHell plunges all of Equestria into war]], and [[GodzillaThreshold Celestia has to lead an army against him]] in a BigBadassBattleSequence. It really says something that, despite being the most disliked major villain originally, [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Obffm1lXTYY/VmC7MmB5jvI/AAAAAAACdM8/igXyYomDT2k/s1600/Capture.JPG Sombra's future is the most popular one with fans by a]] ''very'' large margin.

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** King Sombra was heavily criticized for [[GenericDoomsdayVillain lacking motive or characterization]], and being (seemingly) KilledOffForReal after showing enough [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthlessness]] ruthlessness and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy intelligence]] that fans decried [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter his potential wasted]]. Even the show staff admitted he didn't work out as they hoped. Two events rescued him, first, ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'' showed his StartOfDarkness, giving him a ''much needed'' backstory that was very well-recieved. Then the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E25TheCutieRemarkPart1 Season 5 Finale's]] first BadFuture showed what would happen if he won: Sombra becomes a frighteningly competent military dictator who [[WarIsHell plunges all of Equestria into war]], and [[GodzillaThreshold Celestia has to lead an army against him]] in a BigBadassBattleSequence. It really says something that, despite being the most disliked major villain originally, [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Obffm1lXTYY/VmC7MmB5jvI/AAAAAAACdM8/igXyYomDT2k/s1600/Capture.JPG Sombra's future is the most popular one with fans by a]] ''very'' large margin.
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