History RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap / WesternAnimation

14th Mar '17 11:34:14 PM ChippingChart66
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* Lola Bunny first appeared in ''Film/SpaceJam'' as a [[MarySue seemingly flawless]] tomboy clearly added simply to fulfill TheSmurfettePrinciple. She later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' as a neurotic StalkerWithACrush. A number of people find her funnier this way. The fact that she's dressing more modestly for a change and having her voluptuous figure toned down to make her seem like more of an [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] rather than a MsFanservice helps.

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* Lola Bunny first appeared in ''Film/SpaceJam'' as a [[MarySue seemingly flawless]] tomboy clearly added simply to fulfill TheSmurfettePrinciple. She later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' as a neurotic StalkerWithACrush. A number of people find her funnier this way. The fact that she's [[AdaptationalModesty dressing more modestly for a change and having her voluptuous figure toned down down]] to make her seem like more of an [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] rather than a MsFanservice helps.
14th Mar '17 2:25:49 AM rafi
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* Speaking of Scrappy-Doo, they tried to change him during the "All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo" and the "New Scooby-Doo Mysteries": "Scrappy is now even more matured, and softened down from before, having a much bigger sense of danger. He will even back down if a monster growls loud enough, and can even be seen shivering in fear and crying for help; unthinkable in his earlier life. He is now the 'new Freddy', solving the mystery with Daphne, while Shaggy and Scooby return to their prior role as the comedy relief who only keep the ghosts busy while Scrappy and Daphne find the clues." ...sadly, hardly any of this showed up on the ''screen'', and he remains TheScrappy to this day.
** Scrappy from ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' was okay; no catchphrases or faux attitude, no scene stealing or undermining the premise. They had [[EthnicScrappy Flim Flam]] for that.
** Daphne herself went from a DamselScrappy to one of the coolest characters over the years. This probably started with Film/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland.
*** ''Aloha, Scooby Doo'' is practically a manifesto on rescuing Daphne from the Scrappy Heap. She dons a [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring]] version of her traditional outfit - when she isn't just wearing a bikini - and the plot hinges on the world-class [[http://www.southseascinema.org/Toon%20Images/Aloha%20Scooby%20Doo%20Daphne%20surfing%202%20crop.jpg surfing abilities]] you probably didn't know she had (it's not like it would have come up often).
*** And in ''Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword'', Daphne demonstrates some fine martial-arts skills, only losing a fight with ActionGirl Miyumi after [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty having her hairband pulled down over her eyes]].
*** And now in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', she gets to temporarily join the Hex Girls and sing an [[AwesomeMusic/WesternAnimation incredibly badass goth rock song]], "Trap of Love".


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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** Subverted with Scrappy-Doo. They tried to change him during the "All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo" and the "New Scooby-Doo Mysteries": "Scrappy is now even more matured, and softened down from before, having a much bigger sense of danger. He will even back down if a monster growls loud enough, and can even be seen shivering in fear and crying for help; unthinkable in his earlier life. He is now the 'new Freddy', solving the mystery with Daphne, while Shaggy and Scooby return to their prior role as the comedy relief who only keep the ghosts busy while Scrappy and Daphne find the clues." ...sadly, hardly any of this showed up on the ''screen'', and he remains TheScrappy to this day.
*** Scrappy from ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' was okay; no catchphrases or faux attitude, no scene stealing or undermining the premise. They had [[EthnicScrappy Flim Flam]] for that.
** Daphne herself went from a DamselScrappy to one of the coolest characters over the years. This probably started with Film/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland.
*** ''Aloha, Scooby Doo'' is practically a manifesto on rescuing Daphne from the Scrappy Heap. She dons a [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring]] version of her traditional outfit - when she isn't just wearing a bikini - and the plot hinges on the world-class [[http://www.southseascinema.org/Toon%20Images/Aloha%20Scooby%20Doo%20Daphne%20surfing%202%20crop.jpg surfing abilities]] you probably didn't know she had (it's not like it would have come up often).
*** And in ''Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword'', Daphne demonstrates some fine martial-arts skills, only losing a fight with ActionGirl Miyumi after [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty having her hairband pulled down over her eyes]].
*** And in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', she gets to temporarily join the Hex Girls and sing an [[AwesomeMusic/WesternAnimation incredibly badass goth rock song]], "Trap of Love".
11th Mar '17 9:05:37 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Flame Princess was often criticized as being a MarySue {{Tsundere}} that [[DieForOurShip "stole" Finn's Princess Bubblegum relationships]]. But then came "Burning Low" and "Ignition Point", which reveals she isn't really evil and her backstory is rather [[TearJerker heartwrenching]] though less of a scrappy and more for the Hardcore Shippers.
** Lemongrab 2 was at first as hated as his brother. However, he too was rescued from the scrappy heap after the events of the episode ''Too Old''. When the original Lemongrab became a cruel dictator, Lemongrab 2 became nicer and outright defied his brother (an example was when Lemongrab stated that something was unacceptable and he countered saying it was acceptable). When Finn and PB were escaping with Lemongrab's son Lemonhope, Lemongrab 2 gets out of the original Lemongrab's stomach and helps his son to escape. Because of his treachery, he was killed but not before giving Lemonhope encouraging words.



* A controversial example would be [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]]. Some have always loved her, while others think she became a Scrappy in the middle seasons (seasons 11-14), once she turned from TheSmartGuy into a SoapboxSadie. For the latter group, the show's last few seasons should seem like a good example of this trope. Starting from season 15, the show has had an unwritten ban on stories where Lisa gets involved in politics, in favor of returning her to her roots as a socially isolated smart girl.
** Some believe this transition occurred twice. In the earliest points of the show, Lisa existed as either a blander KarmaHoudini version of Bart or a RightlySelfRighteous OnlySaneMan, thus making her occasionally insufferable. After the first couple of seasons however, Lisa developed a more pompous buffoonish side, more frequently humbled after being treated as an annoyance or displaying NotSoDifferent tendencies regarding her family.
* The LGM from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' went from annoying gag characters to [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes when they rescued the gang from the incinerator in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Flame Princess was often criticized as being a MarySue {{Tsundere}} that [[DieForOurShip "stole" Finn's Princess Bubblegum relationships]]. But then came "Burning Low" and "Ignition Point", which reveals she isn't really evil and her backstory is rather [[TearJerker heartwrenching]] though less of a scrappy and more for the Hardcore Shippers.
** Lemongrab 2 was at first as hated as his brother. However, he too was rescued from the scrappy heap after the events of the episode ''Too Old''. When the original Lemongrab became a cruel dictator, Lemongrab 2 became nicer and outright defied his brother (an example was when Lemongrab stated that something was unacceptable and he countered saying it was acceptable). When Finn and PB were escaping with Lemongrab's son Lemonhope, Lemongrab 2 gets out of the original Lemongrab's stomach and helps his son to escape. Because of his treachery, he was killed but not before giving Lemonhope encouraging words.



* [[GreatGazoo Bat-Mite]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman'' was generally hated. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', he provides a lot of humor to make up for it.



* [[GreatGazoo Bat-Mite]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman'' was generally hated. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', he provides a lot of humor to make up for it.


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* A controversial example would be Lisa Simpson in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Some have always loved her, while others think she became a Scrappy in the middle seasons (seasons 11-14), once she turned from TheSmartGuy into a SoapboxSadie. For the latter group, the show's last few seasons should seem like a good example of this trope. Starting from season 15, the show has had an unwritten ban on stories where Lisa gets involved in politics, in favor of returning her to her roots as a socially isolated smart girl.
** Some believe this transition occurred twice. In the earliest points of the show, Lisa existed as either a blander KarmaHoudini version of Bart or a RightlySelfRighteous OnlySaneMan, thus making her occasionally insufferable. After the first couple of seasons however, Lisa developed a more pompous buffoonish side, more frequently humbled after being treated as an annoyance or displaying NotSoDifferent tendencies regarding her family.


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* The LGM from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' went from annoying gag characters to [[spoiler:BigDamnHeroes when they rescued the gang from the incinerator in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''.]]
11th Mar '17 8:32:06 AM rafi
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* 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.]]
** Similarly, Ben's canon love interest Julie Yamamoto was initially hated by fans for being considered as a SatelliteLoveInterest who had been created just for the sake of giving Ben a girlfriend, having no real personality or interesting power and being considered as a ReplacementScrappy for Ben's crush in the original series, Kai Green (despite Kai appearing in only one episode of the original show and not being that popular). As the series went on however, Julie TookALevelInBadass by gaining a Galvanic Mecamorph pet named Ship who could turn into a ship and later a PoweredArmor for her, and eventually learnt how to fight. Now she still has some haters, but also some fans, and most of her haters tend to be those shipping [[HoYay Bevin]] (Ben/Kevin) or [[KissingCousins Bwen]] (Ben/Gwen).
** Jury Rigg was originally written off for being too similar in use to the more popular Grey Matter. Omniverse gave him a complete redesign, including an aviator's outfit, more hyper personality, and increased emphasis on his ability to build. He's now considered one of the more unique aliens in Ben's arsenal.



* Enzo Matrix from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' started off as an obnoxious, trouble-making BrattyHalfPint, then got caught in something simultaneously a TimeSkip and PlotRelevantAgeUp, and changed into a gun-wielding, renegade bad-ass [[TheLancer lancer]] type between one season and the next.
** On the flip side, some Bootniks, especially the older ones, found ''Matrix'' to be the undesirable one due to his unexpected one-eighty and excessive angst.
*** And then young Enzo was brought back, so you had both Enzo and Matrix. Everyone is happy! Or everyone is unhappy...?
* In ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', human sidekick [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Spike_Witwicky Spike]] was considerably more tolerable (and [[MrFanservice attractive]]) after the TimeSkip in the movie (he even got to say 'shit!'). Of course, it helped that [[CousinOliver his son Daniel]] was introduced at the same time.
* [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Brian Griffin]] was TheScrappy from 2009 to 2012, until the writers decided to kill him off. Now he's the most popular character on the show.
** A really weird example with Meg. Early in the show, she was ''not'' a very well-liked character and was just an "average teenage girl" and didn't really do a lot of interesting things. The creators of the show took this and decided to make her a ButtMonkey, since people already disliked the character and it would give her more of a place and identity on the show. Ironically, the ButtMonkey status has really saved her with some of the fans: now people feel SORRY for her, and they cheer [[ThrowTheDogABone every time the creators give her some moments of happiness]], like getting a good boyfriend or getting revenge on someone who was mean to her.
* Spyke from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' was changed from an underdeveloped TotallyRadical [[TokenMinority Token Black Guy]] with powers that were unintentionally similar to an existing X-Man to a maturing badass hero for the downtrodden Morlocks with cartilage armor and the ability to light his spikes on fire. Many Spyke detractors liked the change but unlike ComicBook/{{X 23}}, [[CanonForeigner it wasn't enough to get him in the comic]]. He did have a counterpart in the [[Film/XMenTheLastStand third movie]], but he was a villain.
** Spyke ''did'' appear in the comics as a member of the X-Force (which later became X-Statix)...although as {{canon immigrant}}s go, this wasn't a very good one; Comic Spike was a beefy, arrogant adult instead of a wiry, carefree teenager. They didn't even have the same real name...but the inspiration, at least, was clear.
** He sort of appeared in ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'' going by the name David Evan Munroe (Spyke's name was Evan Daniels). He's Storm's younger relative like in the show, but so far he's too young to display any mutant abilites. At the very least, like Spike, the inspiration is clear.
* Two words: American Godzilla. The [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries cartoon spin-off]] helped garner fans that originally hated the monster in the first place. It also helps that he [[TookALevelInBadAss started to ACT like his Japanese counterpart as well.]]
** His appearance in ''Final Wars'' also helped, where he acted like a true kaiju and decimated Sydney, Australia by himself.
*** It ''also'' counted as a TakeThatScrappy. Once the "real" Big G showed up in Sydney, Zilla came charging in like a maniac for what looked like would be a battle of a LightningBruiser vs. MightyGlacier. Nope; Godzilla smacks his CGI counterpart away with his tail - taking out the Opera House at the same time - and with one big Atomic Breath attack annihilates him. At least it was funny!
*** It has to be pointed out, the American Godzilla from the movies and the one from the cartoons are distinct, individual characters. Zilla remains a scrappy in the eyes of many fans, as his appearance in ''Final Wars'' demonstrates. But his son, Zilla Jr., is well accepted as a Kaiju on his own right.
** Zilla Sr. finally got some respect after his showings in ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth. More details can be found in the Film folder on the main page.



* Owen from ''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 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.
** Scott has gotten this as of Season 5 to an amazing degree; he went from one of the most hated contestants to one of the most beloved. The reason for this is that he has stopped throwing challenges, started a sweet relationship with Courtney, and has had some [[ActuallyPrettyFunny funny]] moments. The fact that his ButtMonkey status has been [[UpToEleven upped considerably]] also gives him more sympathy from the fans.
** From the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'':
** The hate for the Adversity Twins waned a bit, especially for Mickey, after his interactions with Kitty and their "trial alliance" as well as them [[spoiler: not going the underdog route and making it far.]]
** 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 [[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.
** The Rockers garnered a lot of hate early in the season for having no plot, especially Spud who 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''
** Ahsoka Tano. It's generally been accepted that she started to get better as a character in Season 2 once they pulled back from having her in nearly every episode. As of Season 3 and [[ADayInTheLimelight several episodes]] later, it's safe to say Ahsoka has become a good example of a character being rescued from the Scrappy Heap. The good blood Ashley Eckstein has built up in the fanbase thanks to Her Universe probably helped a little, too.
*** If the excitement over [[spoiler: her reveal as the true identity of Fulcrum in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is any indication]] it's safe to say that Ahsoka's graduated well past scrappy status to become a true fan favorite.
** Anakin from the ''Clone Wars'' (CGI) series is arguably his best characterization. He went from a character fans blame for ruining Darth Vader filled with endless {{Wangst}} to an actually likeable character.
** They made ''Jar Jar Binks'' tolerable (and also gave him [[TheBeastmaster a useful ability]])! One thing that helped here was they showed how [[TakeThatScrappy other characters were sometimes annoyed by him]], and how even his friends like Padme often are humoring him. Also, only one episode had him being ridiculously clumsy. And instead of inexplicably taking out tanks, like in Episode I, it just enabled him to dodge insanely well which, added to his cloak, made the TooDumbToLive mooks assume he was a Jedi. He then used the fact that they thought he was a Jedi to ''trick'' them. That's right. Jar-Jar pulled one over on the bad guys. [[Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids Summon Bigger Fish]] becoming an ascended meme during his first episode didn't hurt either.



* Bucky Buenaventura spent the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' as an insufferable little borderline sociopath. He reappears in Season 2 with a flattering redesign, a new voice actor, a reasonable grasp of common sense and friendship, and a mild (and hilarious) crush on Ro, but keeps the mad hacking skills and snarky dialogue. The overall result takes him from horrendous brat to surprisingly likable [[TheLancer lancer]].
* Sandy Cheeks of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' began as a somewhat grating GodModeSue and near [[PuritySue incorruptible]] OnlySaneMan for the other far more flawed cast members. Following the second season however, the show began to {{lampshade|Hanging}} Sandy's somewhat excessive talents and also [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] [[CloudCuckooLander some]] [[SmallNameBigEgo valid]] [[LargeHam flaws]] for the character (episodes such as "Pressure" and "[=SpongeBob=], Sandy and the Worm" seemed to focus largely how Sandy ''wasn't'' good at everything). Ironically she is arguably the one main character in the newer episodes that hasn't had her [[{{Jerkass}} callous]] or [[TooDumbToLive idiotic]] habits heavily {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed.
** Everybody else also underwent this after [[CharacterRerailment being rerailed]].
* Nabu from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' wasn't a very popular character when he was first introduced in season 3. Understandable, seeing as he was introduced late into that season, didn't get much CharacterDevelopment and it was pretty obvious that he was [[SatelliteLoveInterest just there to give Layla a love interest]]. He didn't even appear in the first movie apart from a brief cameo appearance at the very end. Season 4 gave him some more CharacterDevelopment and some chances to show off his awesome magical fighting skills, which quickly helped make him a lot more popular. There's also Roxy, who was introduced in that season. At first the fans were a bit skeptical to her as they felt a seventh fairy wasn't necessary, but as the season progressed the fans seemed to warm up to her as she became more confident with being a fairy.
* Cubert from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' lost his oft-annoying skepticism at the end of his debut episode.
** Notably the creators had intended him as a ''parody'' of annoying characters (particularly [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Wesley Crusher]]), so even that episode had plenty of TakeThatScrappy moments.
* [[GreatGazoo Bat-Mite]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman'' was generally hated. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', he provides a lot of humor to make up for it.

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* Bucky Buenaventura spent the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** Flame Princess was often criticized
as an insufferable little borderline sociopath. He reappears in Season 2 with being a flattering redesign, a new voice actor, a reasonable grasp of common sense MarySue {{Tsundere}} that [[DieForOurShip "stole" Finn's Princess Bubblegum relationships]]. But then came "Burning Low" and friendship, "Ignition Point", which reveals she isn't really evil and her backstory is rather [[TearJerker heartwrenching]] though less of a mild (and hilarious) crush on Ro, but keeps the mad hacking skills scrappy and snarky dialogue. The overall result takes him from horrendous brat to surprisingly likable [[TheLancer lancer]].
* Sandy Cheeks of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' began as a somewhat grating GodModeSue and near [[PuritySue incorruptible]] OnlySaneMan
more for the other far more flawed cast members. Following Hardcore Shippers.
** Lemongrab 2 was at first as hated as his brother. However, he too was rescued from
the second season however, the show began to {{lampshade|Hanging}} Sandy's somewhat excessive talents and also [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] [[CloudCuckooLander some]] [[SmallNameBigEgo valid]] [[LargeHam flaws]] for the character (episodes such as "Pressure" and "[=SpongeBob=], Sandy and the Worm" seemed to focus largely how Sandy ''wasn't'' good at everything). Ironically she is arguably the one main character in the newer episodes that hasn't had her [[{{Jerkass}} callous]] or [[TooDumbToLive idiotic]] habits heavily {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed.
** Everybody else also underwent this
scrappy heap after [[CharacterRerailment being rerailed]].
* Nabu from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' wasn't a very popular character when he was first introduced in season 3. Understandable, seeing as he was introduced late into that season, didn't get much CharacterDevelopment and it was pretty obvious that he was [[SatelliteLoveInterest just there to give Layla a love interest]]. He didn't even appear in
the first movie apart from a brief cameo appearance at events of the very end. Season 4 gave him some more CharacterDevelopment and some chances to show off his awesome magical fighting skills, which quickly helped make him a lot more popular. There's also Roxy, who was introduced in that season. At first the fans were a bit skeptical to her as they felt a seventh fairy wasn't necessary, but as the season progressed the fans seemed to warm up to her as she became more confident with being a fairy.
* Cubert from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' lost his oft-annoying skepticism at the end of his debut episode.
** Notably the creators had intended him as a ''parody'' of annoying characters (particularly [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Wesley Crusher]]), so even that
episode had plenty of TakeThatScrappy moments.
* [[GreatGazoo Bat-Mite]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman''
''Too Old''. When the original Lemongrab became a cruel dictator, Lemongrab 2 became nicer and outright defied his brother (an example was generally hated. when Lemongrab stated that something was unacceptable and he countered saying it was acceptable). When Finn and PB were escaping with Lemongrab's son Lemonhope, Lemongrab 2 gets out of the original Lemongrab's stomach and helps his son to escape. Because of his treachery, he was killed but not before giving Lemonhope encouraging words.
* In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Fern writes "Happy Happenings", with the FlatCharacter Felicity Bonchance. Everyone she speaks to finds the story boring, with Felicity's only quality being she's nice, finding treasure and going round giving out sweets to everyone.
In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', he provides a lot of humor to make up for it.the sequel "A Terrible Twist" Fern makes Felicity smarter, disguising herself and recovering her treasure after it is stolen, which is more positively received.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' made Snarf bearable by making him a RidiculouslyCuteCritter who ''can't talk''. The Thunderkittens have also received this treatment; it helps that they're voiced by actual children this time.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' goes UpToEleven with this, by rescuing the ''human species'' from the scrappy heap. Unlike most Transformers shows, the humans don't suck this time. Agent Fowler is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, the kids stay out of the way (as a group, individually is another story), and human villain Silas is just as threatening as any Decepticon. Only Miko is the typical Scrappy human, though she gets better in the second season when she becomes less prone to [[TheMillstone rushing into situations that put everyone in peril]] and starts to contribute more to the team.
** A pattern started by ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', which had a larger but still well-liked cast of humans. Several human villains appeared in the earlier episodes, but their presence was mitigated by the fact that they were [[WordOfGod explicitly intended]] to create a sort-of SortingAlgorithmOfEvil with the Decepticons at the top; and when the Autobot/Decepticon conflict took the fore as the series progressed, the human villains faded quietly away. Ironically, though, the character who was probably the best-received human sidekick yet, Sari Sumdac, [[spoiler:turned out to [[TomatoInTheMirror not be a human at all]]!]]
*** Human villain [[PlayingWithSyringes Meltdown]] was generally well-received by the fanbase, however, and got to appear the most during the first two seasons. Probably helped by him being [[KnightOfCerebus a credible threat]] and all-around nasty piece of work compared to the others who - barring maybe [[BunnyEarsLawyer the Headmaster]] - were usually an enormous joke.
*** The Headmaster probably got a huge boost to popularity because he [[spoiler:took off Sentinel Prime's head in one episode which allowed Optimus to get some hillarious catharsis over on him]]
* Lola Bunny first appeared in ''Film/SpaceJam'' as a [[MarySue seemingly flawless]] tomboy clearly added simply to fulfill TheSmurfettePrinciple. She later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' as a neurotic StalkerWithACrush. A number of people find her funnier this way. The fact that she's dressing more modestly for a change and having her voluptuous figure toned down to make her seem like more of an [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] rather than a MsFanservice helps.
** On the other hand, anybody who actually liked Lola for her personality and not just her curves can't stand the new Lola.
* Irving from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', though never technically an official Scrappy, was definitely a 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Flame Princess was often criticized as being a MarySue {{Tsundere}} that [[DieForOurShip "stole" Finn's Princess Bubblegum relationships]]. But then came "Burning Low" and "Ignition Point", which reveals she isn't really evil and her backstory is rather [[TearJerker heartwrenching]] though less of a scrappy and more for the Hardcore Shippers.
** Lemongrab 2 was at first as hated as his brother. However, he too was rescued from the scrappy heap after the events of the episode ''Too Old''. When the original Lemongrab became a cruel dictator, Lemongrab 2 became nicer and outright defied his brother (an example was when Lemongrab stated that something was unacceptable and he countered saying it was acceptable). When Finn and PB were escaping with Lemongrab's son Lemonhope, Lemongrab 2 gets out of the original Lemongrab's stomach and helps his son to escape. Because of his treachery, he was killed but not before giving Lemonhope encouraging words.
* [[Creator/{{Toonami}} TOM 4]]. When [[TheNthDoctor the fourth version]] of longtime RobotBuddy TOM first appeared in 2007, he was generally hated by the fans for {{replac|ementScrappy}}ing the generally better-liked third version [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome with no explanation]] of where TOM 3, [[SpaceshipGirl SARA]], or [[CoolStarship the Absolution]] had gotten to. Adding to that, the whole thing just ''reeked'' of ExecutiveMeddling in the wake of the [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Mooninite]] [[ViralMarketing bomb]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom scare]], and came with the decay of Toonami into nothing but ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' {{filler}} and reruns. Then in 2008, Toonami [[ScrewedByTheNetwork was]] {{cancel|lation}}ed, and the people mourned TOM 4 as the last symbol of the block they'd loved, but this particular iteration of the Toonami Operations Module wouldn't be truly RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap until years later, when a [[UnCanceled revived]] Toonami headed by a high-definition upgrade of TOM 3 checked in on him during the Daylight Savings Time hour, being the first proof in the revival that yes, TOM 4 hadn't just been [[CanonDiscontinuity erased from the continuity]], and also being the first time that everyone was happy to see TOM 4.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' made Snarf bearable by making him a RidiculouslyCuteCritter who ''can't talk''. The Thunderkittens have also received this treatment; it helps that they're voiced by actual children this time.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' goes UpToEleven
Gwen Tennyson of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' was polarizing, with this, by rescuing the ''human species'' opinions varying from the scrappy heap. Unlike most Transformers shows, the humans don't suck this time. Agent Fowler is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, the kids stay out of the way (as a group, individually is another story), and human villain Silas is "obnoxious MarySue who just as threatening as any Decepticon. Only Miko is the typical Scrappy human, though she gets better in the second season when she becomes less prone annoys Ben" to [[TheMillstone rushing into situations that put everyone in peril]] and starts to contribute more to the team.
** A pattern started by ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', which had a larger but still well-liked cast of humans. Several human villains appeared in the earlier episodes, but their presence was mitigated by the fact that they were [[WordOfGod explicitly intended]] to create a sort-of SortingAlgorithmOfEvil
"[[OnlySaneMan The only one with any sense or responsibility]]". However, after the Decepticons at the top; and when the Autobot/Decepticon conflict took the fore as the series progressed, the human villains faded quietly away. Ironically, though, the character who was probably the best-received human sidekick yet, Sari Sumdac, [[spoiler:turned out to [[TomatoInTheMirror not be a human at all]]!]]
*** Human villain [[PlayingWithSyringes Meltdown]] was generally well-received by the fanbase, however, and got to appear the most during the first two seasons. Probably helped by him being [[KnightOfCerebus a credible threat]] and all-around nasty piece of work compared to the others who - barring maybe [[BunnyEarsLawyer the Headmaster]] - were usually an enormous joke.
*** The Headmaster probably got a huge boost to popularity because he [[spoiler:took off Sentinel Prime's head in one episode which allowed Optimus to get some hillarious catharsis over on him]]
* Lola Bunny first appeared in ''Film/SpaceJam'' as a [[MarySue seemingly flawless]] tomboy clearly added simply to fulfill TheSmurfettePrinciple. She later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' as a neurotic StalkerWithACrush. A number of people find her funnier this way. The fact that
TimeSkip for ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', she's dressing much more modestly for a change soft-spoken and having her voluptuous figure toned down to make her seem like more of an [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] rather than a MsFanservice helps.
** On the other hand, anybody who actually liked Lola
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.]]
** Similarly, Ben's canon love interest Julie Yamamoto was initially hated by fans for being considered as a SatelliteLoveInterest who had been created just for the sake of giving Ben a girlfriend, having no real
personality or interesting power and not just her curves can't stand the new Lola.
* Irving from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', though never technically an official Scrappy, was definitely a 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Flame Princess was often criticized
considered as being a MarySue {{Tsundere}} that [[DieForOurShip "stole" Finn's Princess Bubblegum relationships]]. But then came "Burning Low" and "Ignition Point", which reveals she isn't really evil and her backstory is rather [[TearJerker heartwrenching]] though less of a scrappy and more ReplacementScrappy for the Hardcore Shippers.
** Lemongrab 2 was at first as hated as his brother. However, he too was rescued from the scrappy heap after the events of the episode ''Too Old''. When
Ben's crush in the original Lemongrab became a cruel dictator, Lemongrab 2 became nicer and outright defied his brother (an example was when Lemongrab stated that something was unacceptable and he countered saying it was acceptable). When Finn and PB were escaping with Lemongrab's son Lemonhope, Lemongrab 2 gets out series, Kai Green (despite Kai appearing in only one episode of the original Lemongrab's stomach show and helps not being that popular). As the series went on however, Julie TookALevelInBadass by gaining a Galvanic Mecamorph pet named Ship who could turn into a ship and later a PoweredArmor for her, and eventually learnt how to fight. Now she still has some haters, but also some fans, and most of her haters tend to be those shipping [[HoYay Bevin]] (Ben/Kevin) or [[KissingCousins Bwen]] (Ben/Gwen).
** Jury Rigg was originally written off for being too similar in use to the more popular Grey Matter. Omniverse gave him a complete redesign, including an aviator's outfit, more hyper personality, and increased emphasis on
his son ability to escape. Because build. He's now considered one of his treachery, he was killed but not before giving Lemonhope encouraging words.
* [[Creator/{{Toonami}} TOM 4]]. When [[TheNthDoctor
the fourth version]] of longtime RobotBuddy TOM first appeared more unique aliens in 2007, he was generally hated by the fans for {{replac|ementScrappy}}ing the generally better-liked third version [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Ben's arsenal.
* A really weird example
with no explanation]] of where TOM 3, [[SpaceshipGirl SARA]], or [[CoolStarship the Absolution]] had gotten to. Adding to that, the whole thing just ''reeked'' of ExecutiveMeddling Meg in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Early in the wake show, she was ''not'' a very well-liked character and was just an "average teenage girl" and didn't really do a lot of interesting things. The creators of the [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Mooninite]] [[ViralMarketing bomb]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom scare]], show took this and came with the decay of Toonami into nothing but ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' {{filler}} and reruns. Then in 2008, Toonami [[ScrewedByTheNetwork was]] {{cancel|lation}}ed, and the decided to make her a ButtMonkey, since people mourned TOM 4 as already disliked the last symbol character and it would give her more of a place and identity on the show. Ironically, the ButtMonkey status has really saved her with some of the block they'd loved, but this particular iteration of the Toonami Operations Module wouldn't be truly RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap until years later, when a [[UnCanceled revived]] Toonami headed by a high-definition upgrade of TOM 3 checked in on him during the Daylight Savings Time hour, being the first proof in the revival that yes, TOM 4 hadn't just been [[CanonDiscontinuity erased from the continuity]], fans: now people feel SORRY for her, and also being the first they cheer [[ThrowTheDogABone every time that everyone the creators give her some moments of happiness]], like getting a good boyfriend or getting revenge on someone who was happy mean to see TOM 4.her.



* [[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 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.
** The Mistress received Scrappy treatment from a periphery demographic of fans who felt she was getting in the way of Warden's [[FoeYay relationship with Stingray]], as well as those that hated her aggressive personality and considered her to not have as much interesting qualities as her male counterpart. By season 3, this died down a little bit, as she was revealed [[IJustWantToBeLoved to be longing for one good man]], and [[spoiler: wound up sleeping with Alice]], which seems to have (momentarily) killed the assumed threat of her getting in the way of shipping.
* Wendy Testaburger had long taken heat from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fans for various reasons, whether it was her [[MurderTheHypotenuse jealousy-filled murder of a teacher she assumed would take Stan away from her]], her being annoying and a SoapboxSadie, or the general shallow and on-and-off type of relationship she and Stan had (of course, they are kids). In "Breast Cancer Episode Ever", she became largely relieved of her Scrappy status when she managed to beat up Cartman. However, she does continue to be a base-breaking character as some felt her victory was undeserved and that she only exists to "be mean" to Cartman.
** 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]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''
** While people still have problem with Spidey, he starts to get a bit more sympathy due to being the ButtMonkey for his team and actually acting like the OnlySaneMan in some episodes. It helps that he undergoes CharacterDevelopment in Season 2.
** Power Man was criticized as a FlatCharacter [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]], but his nightmare in "Strange" caused some to warm up to him, and his appearance in the next episode, "Awesome", further helped him out. Also, like White Tiger below, he gets an ADayInTheLimelight episode in Season 2 that introduces his origins and his parents, which also helped flesh him out.
** White Tiger, big time. Most fans saw her as the most obnoxious character after Nova for most of the show, but "Kraven the Hunter" gives her a ''very'' large CharacterDevelopment, revealing her origin, and shows her actually expressing affection for Peter.

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* [[CreepyTwins Two words: American Godzilla. The Twins]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' started as the most [[WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries cartoon spin-off]] helped garner fans that originally hated characters the monster 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 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.
** The Mistress received Scrappy treatment from a periphery demographic of fans who felt she was getting in the way of Warden's [[FoeYay relationship with Stingray]], as well as those that hated her aggressive personality and considered her to not have as much interesting qualities as her male counterpart. By season 3, this died down a little bit, as she was revealed [[IJustWantToBeLoved to be longing for one good man]], and [[spoiler: wound up sleeping with Alice]], which seems to have (momentarily) killed the assumed threat of her getting in the way of shipping.
* Wendy Testaburger had long taken heat from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fans for various reasons, whether it was her [[MurderTheHypotenuse jealousy-filled murder of a teacher she assumed would take Stan away from her]], her being annoying and a SoapboxSadie, or the general shallow and on-and-off type of relationship she and Stan had (of course, they are kids). In "Breast Cancer Episode Ever", she became largely relieved of her Scrappy status when she managed to beat up Cartman. However, she does continue to be a base-breaking character as some felt her victory was undeserved and that she only exists to "be mean" to Cartman.
** 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
first place. It also made a point of giving him more CharacterDevelopment, including TheReveal where [[spoiler:he is the masked superhero Mysterion]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''
** While people still have problem with Spidey, he starts to get a bit more sympathy due to being the ButtMonkey for his team and actually acting like the OnlySaneMan in some episodes. It
helps that he undergoes CharacterDevelopment [[TookALevelInBadAss started to ACT like his Japanese counterpart as well.]]
** His appearance
in Season 2.
** Power Man was criticized
''Final Wars'' also helped, where he acted like a true kaiju and decimated Sydney, Australia by himself.
*** It ''also'' counted
as a FlatCharacter [[TheBigGuy TakeThatScrappy. Once the "real" Big Guy]], but G showed up in Sydney, Zilla came charging in like a maniac for what looked like would be a battle of a LightningBruiser vs. MightyGlacier. Nope; Godzilla smacks his nightmare in "Strange" caused some to warm up to him, CGI counterpart away with his tail - taking out the Opera House at the same time - and with one big Atomic Breath attack annihilates him. At least it was funny!
*** It has to be pointed out, the American Godzilla from the movies and the one from the cartoons are distinct, individual characters. Zilla remains a scrappy in the eyes of many fans, as
his appearance in ''Final Wars'' demonstrates. But his son, Zilla Jr., is well accepted as a Kaiju on his own right.
** Zilla Sr. finally got some respect after his showings in ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth. More details can be found in
the next episode, "Awesome", further helped him out. Also, like White Tiger below, he gets an ADayInTheLimelight episode Film folder on the main page.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** Wendy was derided in season one for being a generic "cool teen" character who didn't fit well with the rest of the main characters. Season two fixed it by leaps and bounds, first by having her join Dipper and Mabel's adventures and prove a very effective part of the team, and then having her admit the cool teen thing is [[StepfordSmiler just a facade]] and she's actually constantly stressed out.
** To a much bigger extent, very few people liked Pacifica Northwest
in Season 1. She seemed to exist mainly as just the sterotypical "rich popular girl" and was a jerk to Mabel. Then came the Season 2 episode "Northwest Mansion Noir," where we learn more about Pacifica's family life and why she acts the way she does. Turns out her parents trained her for her entire life to respond to commands just by ringing a bell, and they refuse to let her associate with people who they consider below their status. Pacifica finally manages to overcome her family's manipulation of her when she learns that introduces his origins her ancestors were all horrible people and his parents, which also helped flesh him out.
** White Tiger, big time. Most fans saw her as
vows to fix the most obnoxious character after Nova for most of family name. She then becomes a key player in saving the show, but "Kraven day, becoming a much nicer person in the Hunter" gives her a ''very'' large CharacterDevelopment, revealing her origin, and shows her actually expressing affection for Peter.process.



* Wendy from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' was derided in season one for being a generic "cool teen" character who didn't fit well with the rest of the main characters. Season two fixed it by leaps and bounds, first by having her join Dipper and Mabel's adventures and prove a very effective part of the team, and then having her admit the cool teen thing is [[StepfordSmiler just a facade]] and she's actually constantly stressed out.
** To a much bigger extent, very few people liked Pacifica Northwest in Season 1. She seemed to exist mainly as just the sterotypical "rich popular girl" and was a jerk to Mabel. Then came the Season 2 episode "Northwest Mansion Noir," where we learn more about Pacifica's family life and why she acts the way she does. Turns out her parents trained her for her entire life to respond to commands just by ringing a bell, and they refuse to let her associate with people who they consider below their status. Pacifica finally manages to overcome her family's manipulation of her when she learns that her ancestors were all horrible people and vows to fix the family name. She then becomes a key player in saving the day, becoming a much nicer person in the process.

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* Wendy from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' was derided in season one for being a generic "cool teen" character who didn't fit well with the rest of the main characters. Season two fixed it by leaps and bounds, Lola Bunny first by appeared in ''Film/SpaceJam'' as a [[MarySue seemingly flawless]] tomboy clearly added simply to fulfill TheSmurfettePrinciple. She later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' as a neurotic StalkerWithACrush. A number of people find her funnier this way. The fact that she's dressing more modestly for a change and having her join Dipper voluptuous figure toned down to make her seem like more of an [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] rather than a MsFanservice helps.
** On the other hand, anybody who actually liked Lola for her personality
and Mabel's adventures not just her curves can't stand the new Lola.
* [[GreatGazoo Bat-Mite]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman'' was generally hated. In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', he provides a lot of humor to make up for it.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Candace is a big example. She starts out as a classic bratty teenager, unlikable to most viewers that see as excessively mean to her brothers. But with the story moving forward, she becomes more lovable
and prove sympathetic often showing a very effective soft and funny side (also helping is the fact that Candace has more development compared to her brothers who, most of the time, are {{static character}}s). Because of this, she's a fan-favorite among with part of the team, fandom that treats her like the real star of the show.
** Irving, though never technically an official Scrappy, was definitely a BaseBreakingCharacter: Half the fans hated him, the other half related to him
and then having her admit the cool teen thing is [[StepfordSmiler just a facade]] and she's actually constantly stressed out.
** To a much bigger extent, very few people
liked Pacifica Northwest in Season 1. She seemed to exist mainly as him. After his first appearance, though, he was given more CharacterDevelopment beyond just being the sterotypical "rich popular girl" LoonyFan that follows the boys around, and was a jerk to Mabel. Then came the Season 2 episode "Northwest Mansion Noir," where we learn fans are now much more about Pacifica's family life agreeing and why she acts the way she does. Turns out her parents trained her for her entire life to respond to commands just by ringing a bell, and they refuse to let her associate with people who they consider below their status. Pacifica finally manages to overcome her family's manipulation accepting of her when she learns that her ancestors were all horrible people and vows to fix the family name. She then becomes a key player in saving the day, becoming a much nicer person in the process. him.



* In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Fern writes "Happy Happenings", with the FlatCharacter Felicity Bonchance. Everyone she speaks to finds the story boring, with Felicity's only quality being she's nice, finding treasure and going round giving out sweets to everyone. In the sequel "A Terrible Twist" Fern makes Felicity smarter, disguising herself and recovering her treasure after it is stolen, which is more positively received.

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* In-Universe Enzo Matrix from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' started off as an obnoxious, trouble-making BrattyHalfPint, then got caught in something simultaneously a TimeSkip and PlotRelevantAgeUp, and changed into a gun-wielding, renegade bad-ass [[TheLancer lancer]] type between one season and the next.
** On the flip side, some Bootniks, especially the older ones, found ''Matrix'' to be the undesirable one due to his unexpected one-eighty and excessive angst.
*** And then young Enzo was brought back, so you had both Enzo and Matrix. Everyone is happy! Or everyone is unhappy...?
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Wendy Testaburger had long taken heat from fans for various reasons, whether it was her [[MurderTheHypotenuse jealousy-filled murder of a teacher she assumed would take Stan away from her]], her being annoying and a SoapboxSadie, or the general shallow and on-and-off type of relationship she and Stan had (of course, they are kids). In "Breast Cancer Episode Ever", she became largely relieved of her Scrappy status when she managed to beat up Cartman. However, she does continue to be a base-breaking character as some felt her victory was undeserved and that she only exists to "be mean" to Cartman.
** 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]].
* Sandy Cheeks of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' began as a somewhat grating GodModeSue and near [[PuritySue incorruptible]] OnlySaneMan for the other far more flawed cast members. Following the second season however, the show began to {{lampshade|Hanging}} Sandy's somewhat excessive talents and also [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] [[CloudCuckooLander some]] [[SmallNameBigEgo valid]] [[LargeHam flaws]] for the character (episodes such as "Pressure" and "[=SpongeBob=], Sandy and the Worm" seemed to focus largely how Sandy ''wasn't'' good at everything). Ironically she is arguably the one main character in the newer episodes that hasn't had her [[{{Jerkass}} callous]] or [[TooDumbToLive idiotic]] habits heavily {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed.
** Everybody else also underwent this after [[CharacterRerailment being rerailed]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''
** Ahsoka Tano. It's generally been accepted that she started to get better as a character in Season 2 once they pulled back from having her in nearly every episode. As of Season 3 and [[ADayInTheLimelight several episodes]] later, it's safe to say Ahsoka has become a good
example of a character being rescued from the Scrappy Heap. The good blood Ashley Eckstein has built up in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Fern writes "Happy Happenings", the fanbase thanks to Her Universe probably helped a little, too.
*** If the excitement over [[spoiler: her reveal as the true identity of Fulcrum in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is any indication]] it's safe to say that Ahsoka's graduated well past scrappy status to become a true fan favorite.
** Anakin from the ''Clone Wars'' (CGI) series is arguably his best characterization. He went from a character fans blame for ruining Darth Vader filled with endless {{Wangst}} to an actually likeable character.
** They made ''Jar Jar Binks'' tolerable (and also gave him [[TheBeastmaster a useful ability]])! One thing that helped here was they showed how [[TakeThatScrappy other characters were sometimes annoyed by him]], and how even his friends like Padme often are humoring him. Also, only one episode had him being ridiculously clumsy. And instead of inexplicably taking out tanks, like in Episode I, it just enabled him to dodge insanely well which, added to his cloak, made the TooDumbToLive mooks assume he was a Jedi. He then used the fact that they thought he was a Jedi to ''trick'' them. That's right. Jar-Jar pulled one over on the bad guys. [[Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids Summon Bigger Fish]] becoming an ascended meme during his first episode didn't hurt either.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'':
** [[CreepyTwins The Twins]] 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 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.
** The Mistress received Scrappy treatment from a periphery demographic of fans who felt she was getting in the way of Warden's [[FoeYay relationship with Stingray]], as well as those that hated her aggressive personality and considered her to not have as much interesting qualities as her male counterpart. By season 3, this died down a little bit, as she was revealed [[IJustWantToBeLoved to be longing for one good man]], and [[spoiler: wound up sleeping with Alice]], which seems to have (momentarily) killed the assumed threat of her getting in the way of shipping.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' made Snarf bearable by making him a RidiculouslyCuteCritter who ''can't talk''. The Thunderkittens have also received this treatment; it helps that they're voiced by actual children this time.
* [[Creator/{{Toonami}} TOM 4]]. When [[TheNthDoctor the fourth version]] of longtime RobotBuddy TOM first appeared in 2007, he was generally hated by the fans for {{replac|ementScrappy}}ing the generally better-liked third version [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome with no explanation]] of where TOM 3, [[SpaceshipGirl SARA]], or [[CoolStarship the Absolution]] had gotten to. Adding to that, the whole thing just ''reeked'' of ExecutiveMeddling in the wake of the [[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Mooninite]] [[ViralMarketing bomb]] [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom scare]], and came
with the decay of Toonami into nothing but ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' {{filler}} and reruns. Then in 2008, Toonami [[ScrewedByTheNetwork was]] {{cancel|lation}}ed, and the people mourned TOM 4 as the last symbol of the block they'd loved, but this particular iteration of the Toonami Operations Module wouldn't be truly RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap until years later, when a [[UnCanceled revived]] Toonami headed by a high-definition upgrade of TOM 3 checked in on him during the Daylight Savings Time hour, being the first proof in the revival that yes, TOM 4 hadn't just been [[CanonDiscontinuity erased from the continuity]], and also being the first time that everyone was happy to see TOM 4.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** Owen , 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 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.
** Scott has gotten this as of Season 5 to an amazing degree; he went from one of the most hated contestants to one of the most beloved. The reason for this is that he has stopped throwing challenges, started a sweet relationship with Courtney, and has had some [[ActuallyPrettyFunny funny]] moments. The fact that his ButtMonkey status has been [[UpToEleven upped considerably]] also gives him more sympathy from the fans.
** From the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'':
*** The hate for the Adversity Twins waned a bit, especially for Mickey, after his interactions with Kitty and their "trial alliance" as well as them [[spoiler: not going the underdog route and making it far.]]
*** 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 [[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.
*** The Rockers garnered a lot of hate early in the season for having no plot, especially Spud who 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.
* In ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'', human sidekick [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Spike_Witwicky Spike]] was considerably more tolerable (and [[MrFanservice attractive]]) after the TimeSkip in the movie (he even got to say 'shit!'). Of course, it helped that [[CousinOliver his son Daniel]] was introduced at the same time.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' goes UpToEleven with this, by rescuing the ''human species'' from the scrappy heap. Unlike most Transformers shows, the humans don't suck this time. Agent Fowler is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, the kids stay out of the way (as a group, individually is another story), and human villain Silas is just as threatening as any Decepticon. Only Miko is the typical Scrappy human, though she gets better in the second season when she becomes less prone to [[TheMillstone rushing into situations that put everyone in peril]] and starts to contribute more to the team.
** A pattern started by ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', which had a larger but still well-liked cast of humans. Several human villains appeared in the earlier episodes, but their presence was mitigated by the fact that they were [[WordOfGod explicitly intended]] to create a sort-of SortingAlgorithmOfEvil with the Decepticons at the top; and when the Autobot/Decepticon conflict took the fore as the series progressed, the human villains faded quietly away. Ironically, though, the character who was probably the best-received human sidekick yet, Sari Sumdac, [[spoiler:turned out to [[TomatoInTheMirror not be a human at all]]!]]
*** Human villain [[PlayingWithSyringes Meltdown]] was generally well-received by the fanbase, however, and got to appear the most during the first two seasons. Probably helped by him being [[KnightOfCerebus a credible threat]] and all-around nasty piece of work compared to the others who - barring maybe [[BunnyEarsLawyer the Headmaster]] - were usually an enormous joke.
*** The Headmaster probably got a huge boost to popularity because he [[spoiler:took off Sentinel Prime's head in one episode which allowed Optimus to get some hillarious catharsis over on him]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''
** While people still have problem with Spidey, he starts to get a bit more sympathy due to being the ButtMonkey for his team and actually acting like the OnlySaneMan in some episodes. It helps that he undergoes CharacterDevelopment in Season 2.
** Power Man was criticized as a
FlatCharacter Felicity Bonchance. Everyone [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]], but his nightmare in "Strange" caused some to warm up to him, and his appearance in the next episode, "Awesome", further helped him out. Also, like White Tiger below, he gets an ADayInTheLimelight episode in Season 2 that introduces his origins and his parents, which also helped flesh him out.
** White Tiger, big time. Most fans saw her as the most obnoxious character after Nova for most of the show, but "Kraven the Hunter" gives her a ''very'' large CharacterDevelopment, revealing her origin, and shows her actually expressing affection for Peter.
* Nabu from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' wasn't a very popular character when he was first introduced in season 3. Understandable, seeing as he was introduced late into that season, didn't get much CharacterDevelopment and it was pretty obvious that he was [[SatelliteLoveInterest just there to give Layla a love interest]]. He didn't even appear in the first movie apart from a brief cameo appearance at the very end. Season 4 gave him some more CharacterDevelopment and some chances to show off his awesome magical fighting skills, which quickly helped make him a lot more popular. There's also Roxy, who was introduced in that season. At first the fans were a bit skeptical to her as they felt a seventh fairy wasn't necessary, but as the season progressed the fans seemed to warm up to her as
she speaks to finds the story boring, became more confident with Felicity's only quality being she's nice, finding treasure a fairy.
* Spyke from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' was changed from an underdeveloped TotallyRadical [[TokenMinority Token Black Guy]] with powers that were unintentionally similar to an existing X-Man to a maturing badass hero for the downtrodden Morlocks with cartilage armor
and the ability to light his spikes on fire. Many Spyke detractors liked the change but unlike ComicBook/{{X 23}}, [[CanonForeigner it wasn't enough to get him in the comic]]. He did have a counterpart in the [[Film/XMenTheLastStand third movie]], but he was a villain.
** Spyke ''did'' appear in the comics as a member of the X-Force (which later became X-Statix)...although as {{canon immigrant}}s go, this wasn't a very good one; Comic Spike was a beefy, arrogant adult instead of a wiry, carefree teenager. They didn't even have the same real name...but the inspiration, at least, was clear.
** He sort of appeared in ''ComicBook/BlackPanther''
going round giving out sweets to everyone. In by the sequel "A Terrible Twist" Fern makes Felicity smarter, disguising herself name David Evan Munroe (Spyke's name was Evan Daniels). He's Storm's younger relative like in the show, but so far he's too young to display any mutant abilites. At the very least, like Spike, the inspiration is clear.
* Bucky Buenaventura spent the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' as an insufferable little borderline sociopath. He reappears in Season 2 with a flattering redesign, a new voice actor, a reasonable grasp of common sense
and recovering her treasure after it is stolen, which is more positively received.friendship, and a mild (and hilarious) crush on Ro, but keeps the mad hacking skills and snarky dialogue. The overall result takes him from horrendous brat to surprisingly likable [[TheLancer lancer]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' did this to the ''[[Franchise/MyLittlePony entire MLP franchise]]'', at least after the rather {{un|cannyValley}}settling appearance of the G3.5 videos that surfaced beforehand. It took a series that had become SnarkBait and gave it a very compelling cast and setting [[{{Reconstruction}} that stayed true to its idealism]] ''without'' [[TastesLikeDiabetes being too overbearing]]. This also gets applied to several in-universe characters.
** When the first season of the show had just started, Rarity was one of the least popular cast members for her RichBitch traits (dim, shallow, arrogant, selfish and useless) and being the most stereotypically girly-girl in a show that generally managed to avoid it. Later episodes demonstrating her HiddenDepths, like "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess Suited for Success]]", "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow A Dog and Pony Show]]", and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor Green Isn't Your Color]]", had her live up to her intent to {{subvert|ed}} the [[DeconstructedCharacterArchetype negative aspects of her stereotype]], and caught her up with the rest of the cast in terms of popularity.
** When the Cutie Mark Crusaders were introduced, they were feared to be annoying one-note characters who didn't serve any purpose other than being [[KidAppealCharacter more relatable to the series' target audience]]. However, as later episodes have depicted them as having more depth beyond their search for their cutie marks, fans have come to appreciate them on the same level as the Mane 6.
** Angel Bunny had always been a bit of a jerkass, but the way he took it UpToEleven in 'Putting Your Hoof Down" made many members of the fanbase despise him. A couple of episodes since then have portrayed him in a much more likable light. His heroic role in the 23rd issue of [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the comics]] (and the fact that he'll never get any recognition for it) seemed to have completely rescued him.
** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E12BabyCakes Baby Cakes]]" even managed to do this to baby ponies for some people. For a long time, they were a popular target due to their oddly anthropomorphic shapes arguably ruining the appeal of ponies. Then this episode used their similarities to real human babies to advance a meaningful plot.
** Princess Cadance managed to go through this twice.
*** The first time, she was a BaseBreakingCharacter after her introduction in the Season 2 finale, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding]]", with some fans feeling she was a step backwards to the franchise's previous, more stereotypically girly generations due to being a [[PrincessesPreferPink literally pink princess]] whose [[ThePowerOfLove special power was love]]. Being introduced [[RememberTheNewGuy entirely out of the blue]] in a two-part episode revolving entirely around her wedding, and having been replaced by an evil shapeshifter until the last 10 minutes of Part 2 didn't help matters. That she proved [[DamselOutOfDistress surprisingly active in saving the day]] and [[TheWoobie having to go through a lot of suffering]] to get her [[EarnYourHappyEnding well earned happy ending]] managed to win many over. The dissenting faction quickly changed their tune after the Season 3 two-part opener, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E1TheCrystalEmpirePart1 Crystal]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 Empire]]" when she helped thwart the villain by having her husband pick her up and throw her off a tower at him because she was too weakened to fly under her own power.
*** The hatred for Cadance returned in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E8JustForSidekicks Just for Sidekicks]]" when she didn't invite Spike to the Equestria Games inspection despite him ''[[DudeWheresMyRespect saving]]'' the Crystal Empire (although its companion episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E12GamesPoniesPlay Games Ponies Play]]" gave her a [[DramaticIrony reasonable justification for it]]). Her second rescue came in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]" where in addition to being much more accommodating to Spike, she showed him how the Crystal Empire revered him as a hero.
** 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.
** Upon her introduction Babs Seed [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic fell very short in attempting to portray a sympathetic character]]. She came off as something of [[TheSociopath a sociopath]] with the way she bullied the Cutie Mark Crusaders far beyond what the other two bullies ever did which her FreudianExcuse hardly came close to justifying, and many fans thought at the very least she could have careened off that cliff and ended up in the mud before her HeelFaceTurn. However, fast-forward only [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E9AppleFamilyReunion four episodes]] and she was portrayed in a far more likeable light as a very lovable character, gaining her a ''ton'' of popularity. Helping further is her reappearance in an issue of the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the comics]] where she was portrayed as feeling she still has to [[TheAtoner struggle to prove she's reformed now]], and bonds with fellow reformed antagonist Trixie and helps her catch a jewel thief who framed her.
** Diamond Tiara was quite possibly the least popular character throughout the first five seasons of the series, gaining ire even from those who [[HateSink accepted it as intentional]]. While other villains have their charm, Diamond Tiara was disliked for constantly bullying the Cutie Mark Crusaders for no reason and being [[KarmaHoudini protected from last consequences]] by the {{Status Quo|Is God}}. Fans even thought she couldn't be reformed when she made fun of Scootaloo for not being able to fly, despite Discord reforming after ''far'' worse. Come "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E19CrusadersOfTheLostMark Crusaders of the Lost Mark]]" it's revealed that her [[AbusiveParent perfectionist mother]] demanding her [[SecondPlaceIsForLosers act so superior]] was [[FreudianExcuse the source of her bullying]], and Diamond [[HiddenDepths wanted to be a better pony]] but didn't know how. This episode has her [[HeelFaceTurn find out how]], and she even befriends the Crusaders by the end of the episode!
** King Sombra was heavily criticized for [[GenericDoomsdayVillain lacking motive or characterization]], and being (seemingly) KilledOffForReal after showing enough [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthlessness and 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.
** 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 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 has 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 BaseBreakingCharacter Sunset Shimmer was in her first appearance[[/note]]. After season five ended, Starlight Glimmer went from LoveToHate to BaseBreakingCharacter overnight.
*** The Season Six premiere showed Starlight Glimmer's HeelFaceTurn was legitimate. Starlight got [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange a new haircut]], 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 some of 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.
*** Infact, a major point of contention for many fans of the show about liking Starlight and her post HeelFaceTurn episodes has been about how one happens to view their writing, which has a tendency to make everyone else look [[JerkassBall uncharacteristically hypocritical jerks]], fools that are made fun of or [[TheWorfEffect inexplicably incompetent]] just to make Starlight look good in comparison and in general putting her on a pedestal by making other characters [[CharacterShilling praise]] or [[EasilyForgiven forgive]] her way too easily, and [[KarmaHoudini letting her get away without much of a consequence, even if she's done wrong.]] Some are fine with all that and are willing to let it go for the [[HilarityEnsues fun stuff that results]].
** The Season Six finale redeemed Starlight Glimmer once more, where she anxiously faces with the challenge of not only returning to her old village, but being thrust into a position of leadership again, which Starlight feels is ill-equipped to do. Starlight's season-wide CharacterDevelopment shines through, as she crosses the HeroesFrontierStep by pulling her little makeshift rescue team together, realizes the reason why she was wrong, and using that knowledge to defeat the BigBad (The revenge-driven Queen Chrysalis) all without resorting to using magic to solve her problems, addressing a considerably big flaw/complaint with Starlight. While there is the obvious criticism that once again Starlight Glimmer's big time to shine was due to the cost of [[TheWorfEffect an inexplicable worfing of the entire cast]], Starlight's reputation has considerably improved.
12th Feb '17 3:31:37 PM Spanks
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' did this to the ''[[Franchise/MyLittlePony entire MLP franchise]]'', at least after the rather {{un|cannyValley}}settling appearance of the G3.5 videos that surfaced beforehand. It took a series that had become SnarkBait and gave it a very compelling cast and setting [[{{Reconstruction}} that stayed true to its idealism]] ''without'' [[TastesLikeDiabetes being overbearing]]. This also gets applied to several in-universe characters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' did this to the ''[[Franchise/MyLittlePony entire MLP franchise]]'', at least after the rather {{un|cannyValley}}settling appearance of the G3.5 videos that surfaced beforehand. It took a series that had become SnarkBait and gave it a very compelling cast and setting [[{{Reconstruction}} that stayed true to its idealism]] ''without'' [[TastesLikeDiabetes being too overbearing]]. This also gets applied to several in-universe characters.



*** 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 some of the favor she'd lost]].

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*** The Season Six premiere showed Starlight Glimmer's HeelFaceTurn was legitimate. Starlight got [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange a new haircut]], 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 some of the favor she'd lost]].



*** Infact, a major point of contention for many fans of the show about liking Starlight and her post HeelFaceTurn episodes has been about how one happens to view their writing, which has a tendency to make everyone else look [[JerkassBall uncharacteristically hypocritical jerks]], fools that are made fun of or [[TheWorfEffect inexplicably incompetent]] just to make Stalight look good in comparison and in general putting her on a pedestal by making other characters [[CharacterShilling praise]] or [[EasilyForgiven forgive]] her way too easily, and [[KarmaHoudini letting her get away without much of a consequence, even if she's done wrong.]] Some are fine with all that and are willing to let it go for the [[HilarityEnsues fun stuff that results]].

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*** Infact, a major point of contention for many fans of the show about liking Starlight and her post HeelFaceTurn episodes has been about how one happens to view their writing, which has a tendency to make everyone else look [[JerkassBall uncharacteristically hypocritical jerks]], fools that are made fun of or [[TheWorfEffect inexplicably incompetent]] just to make Stalight Starlight look good in comparison and in general putting her on a pedestal by making other characters [[CharacterShilling praise]] or [[EasilyForgiven forgive]] her way too easily, and [[KarmaHoudini letting her get away without much of a consequence, even if she's done wrong.]] Some are fine with all that and are willing to let it go for the [[HilarityEnsues fun stuff that results]].results]].
** The Season Six finale redeemed Starlight Glimmer once more, where she anxiously faces with the challenge of not only returning to her old village, but being thrust into a position of leadership again, which Starlight feels is ill-equipped to do. Starlight's season-wide CharacterDevelopment shines through, as she crosses the HeroesFrontierStep by pulling her little makeshift rescue team together, realizes the reason why she was wrong, and using that knowledge to defeat the BigBad (The revenge-driven Queen Chrysalis) all without resorting to using magic to solve her problems, addressing a considerably big flaw/complaint with Starlight. While there is the obvious criticism that once again Starlight Glimmer's big time to shine was due to the cost of [[TheWorfEffect an inexplicable worfing of the entire cast]], Starlight's reputation has considerably improved.
8th Feb '17 1:11:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Fern writes "Happy Happenings", with the FlatCharacter Felicity Bonchance. Everyone she speaks too\ finds the story boring, with Felicity's only quality being she's nice, finding treasure and going round giving out sweets to everyone. In the sequel "A Terrible Twist" Fern makes Felicity smarter, disguising herself and recovering her treasure after it is stolen, which is more positively received.

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* In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Fern writes "Happy Happenings", with the FlatCharacter Felicity Bonchance. Everyone she speaks too\ to finds the story boring, with Felicity's only quality being she's nice, finding treasure and going round giving out sweets to everyone. In the sequel "A Terrible Twist" Fern makes Felicity smarter, disguising herself and recovering her treasure after it is stolen, which is more positively received.
3rd Feb '17 5:24:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/Arthur''. Fern writes "Happy Happenings", with the FlatCharacter Felicity Bonchance. Everyone she speaks too finds the story boring, with Felicity's only quality being she's nice, finding treasure and going round giving out sweets to everyone. In the sequel "A Terrible Twist" Fern makes Felicity smarter, disguising herself and recovering her treasure after it is stolen, which is more positively received.

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* In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/Arthur''.''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. Fern writes "Happy Happenings", with the FlatCharacter Felicity Bonchance. Everyone she speaks too too\ finds the story boring, with Felicity's only quality being she's nice, finding treasure and going round giving out sweets to everyone. In the sequel "A Terrible Twist" Fern makes Felicity smarter, disguising herself and recovering her treasure after it is stolen, which is more positively received.
3rd Feb '17 5:00:10 AM Doug86
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*** If the excitement over [[spoiler: her reveal as the true identity of Fulcrum in ''StarWarsRebels'' is any indication]] it's safe to say that Ahsoka's graduated well past scrappy status to become a true fan favorite.

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*** If the excitement over [[spoiler: her reveal as the true identity of Fulcrum in ''StarWarsRebels'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' is any indication]] it's safe to say that Ahsoka's graduated well past scrappy status to become a true fan favorite.
24th Jan '17 5:58:19 AM MrThorfan64
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* In-Universe example in ''WesternAnimation/Arthur''. Fern writes "Happy Happenings", with the FlatCharacter Felicity Bonchance. Everyone she speaks too finds the story boring, with Felicity's only quality being she's nice, finding treasure and going round giving out sweets to everyone. In the sequel "A Terrible Twist" Fern makes Felicity smarter, disguising herself and recovering her treasure after it is stolen, which is more positively received.
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