History TheScrappy / Literature

24th Dec '16 4:54:00 AM Silverblade2
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* ''Literature/LittleBrother:'' The Severe Haircut Woman, or [[spoiler: Carrie Johnstone]], the BigBad of the book. The reader is supposed to hate her because she's the villain. However, due to the Anvilliciousness of the story, readers ended up hating her because she's a [[GenericDoomsdayVillain one-dimensional]] StrawmanPolitical. Rather than caring about the safety of the country, she joined the Department of Homeland Security and enforced its strict security methods just ForTheEvulz, and then [[spoiler: waterboards the protagonist, Marcus]], just to unnecessarily drive the point on how evil she is.

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* ''Literature/LittleBrother:'' The Severe Haircut Woman, or [[spoiler: Carrie Johnstone]], the BigBad of the book. The reader is supposed to hate her because she's the villain. However, due to the Anvilliciousness of the story, readers ended up hating her because she's a [[GenericDoomsdayVillain one-dimensional]] one-dimensional StrawmanPolitical. Rather than caring about the safety of the country, she joined the Department of Homeland Security and enforced its strict security methods just ForTheEvulz, and then [[spoiler: waterboards the protagonist, Marcus]], just to unnecessarily drive the point on how evil she is.
20th Dec '16 6:26:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** Onestar is a strange variation of this. Back when he was a warrior in the [[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries first arc]], he was definitely an EnsembleDarkHorse. But in [[WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy the second arc]] he takes a level in jerkass and by the [[WarriorCatsPowerOfThree third arc]] he became a [[TheScrappy scrappy]].

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** Onestar is a strange variation of this. Back when he was a warrior in the [[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries first arc]], he was definitely an EnsembleDarkHorse. But in [[WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy [[Literature/WarriorCatsTheNewProphecy the second arc]] he takes a level in jerkass and by the [[WarriorCatsPowerOfThree third arc]] he became a [[TheScrappy scrappy]].
21st Nov '16 9:46:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''The Moving Toyshop'' by Creator/EdmundCrispin, where the protagonist and one of his sidekicks decide to pass the time by naming fictional characters they detest, whom the author intended as sympathetic. They come up with [[Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing Beatrice and Benedick]], [[LadyChatterleysLover Lady Chatterley and "that gamekeeper fellow"]], [[Literature/TheFaerieQueene Britomart]], "almost everyone in [[Creator/FyodorDostoevsky Dostoevsky]]", "those vulgar little man-hunting minxes in ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''", and [[Creator/WilliamWordsworth the Leech-Gatherer]]. At which point, they are interrupted by an outraged Creator/JaneAusten fanboy... who just happens to give them the next clue they need.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''The Moving Toyshop'' by Creator/EdmundCrispin, where the protagonist and one of his sidekicks decide to pass the time by naming fictional characters they detest, whom the author intended as sympathetic. They come up with [[Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing Beatrice and Benedick]], [[LadyChatterleysLover [[Literature/LadyChatterleysLover Lady Chatterley and "that gamekeeper fellow"]], [[Literature/TheFaerieQueene Britomart]], "almost everyone in [[Creator/FyodorDostoevsky Dostoevsky]]", "those vulgar little man-hunting minxes in ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice''", and [[Creator/WilliamWordsworth the Leech-Gatherer]]. At which point, they are interrupted by an outraged Creator/JaneAusten fanboy... who just happens to give them the next clue they need.
5th Nov '16 9:42:40 AM dlchen145
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** The most disliked character in the books is Darkstar. Unlike the other controversial characters, it doesn't seem like ''anybody'' actually likes the guy. That might have something to do with his appearance being a rare example of Martin breaking the "ShowDontTell" rule to make a replacement for Oberyn Martell-- he is supposed to be some kind of amazing, witty {{Badass}}. Unfortunately, this attempt at an EnsembleDarkHorse [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong]], as his greatest "onscreen" achievement, a botched attempt to assassinate [[spoiler: another fan-favourite-- Myrcella Baratheon, an 11-year old girl--]] only managed to inspire his entire hatedom, based on this appearance in that one chapter.

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** The most disliked character in the books is Darkstar. Unlike the other controversial characters, it doesn't seem like ''anybody'' actually likes the guy. That might have something to do with his appearance being a rare example of Martin breaking the "ShowDontTell" rule to make a replacement for Oberyn Martell-- he is supposed to be some kind of amazing, witty {{Badass}}.badass. Unfortunately, this attempt at an EnsembleDarkHorse [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly wrong]], as his greatest "onscreen" achievement, a botched attempt to assassinate [[spoiler: another fan-favourite-- Myrcella Baratheon, an 11-year old girl--]] only managed to inspire his entire hatedom, based on this appearance in that one chapter.
9th Sep '16 6:53:53 PM Gravityman
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** There are also those who hate Edward AND Jacob. While each is the scrappy to the other side, some people are sick of the merchandise fuel despite the ending of the series being determined before the first movie came out.



* [[OverlyLongGag Pick a character]] from [[Literature/WarriorCats Warriors]]. Any character. Now, you can be sure that a decent slice of Warriors fanfic is entirely based around hating that character.

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* [[OverlyLongGag Pick a character]] from [[Literature/WarriorCats Warriors]]. Any character. Now, you can be sure that a decent slice of Warriors fanfic is entirely based around hating that character.Literature/WarriorCats
9th Sep '16 6:41:48 PM Gravityman
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** Cho Chang draws fans' ire for two main reasons: one, she was Harry's first crush and things didn't work out between them; and two, she was friends with Marietta Edgecombe, who betrayed the DA to Umbridge, and Cho--horror of horrors--didn't turn her back on her friend after that.
*** Although Cho is more of a BaseBreakingCharacter for these reasons - along with the above, there are those who feel her arc was necessary to the story and appreciate that she is largely depicted as a NiceGirl despite some hitches in her and Harry's interactions. Then there are those in the ''opposite'' camp of the Scrappy theory - they felt that Marietta was a DesignatedVillain who was the victim of DisproportionateRetribution at the hands of Hermione, and that while Harry had good reason to be angry he'd went too far in feeling her punishment was fully just (and this is at the very ''best'').
** A significant portion of the fandom aren't too fond of Ginny Weasley, either. While most of these fans usually point out valid reasons not to like her (such as how she went from a shy little girl to a very bold, sometimes-brash deadpan snarker who was known for her humor and attracted a number of boys without much effort, [[spoiler:including Harry Potter himself]], over the course of the later half of the books), there are those who hate her only for the fact that she [[spoiler:ended up with Harry]] when they were firm believers in the fact that [[spoiler:Hermione was the one for him.]]

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** Cho Chang draws fans' ire for two main reasons: one, she was Harry's first crush and things didn't work out between them; and two, she was friends with Marietta Edgecombe, who betrayed the DA to Umbridge, and Cho--horror of horrors--didn't turn her back on her friend after that.
*** Although Cho is more of a BaseBreakingCharacter for these reasons - along with the above, there are those who feel her arc was necessary to the story and appreciate that she is largely depicted as a NiceGirl despite some hitches in her and Harry's interactions. Then there are those in the ''opposite'' camp of the Scrappy theory - they felt that Marietta was a DesignatedVillain who was the victim of DisproportionateRetribution at the hands of Hermione, and that while Harry had good reason to be angry he'd went too far in feeling her punishment was fully just (and this is at the very ''best'').
** A significant portion of the fandom aren't too fond of Ginny Weasley, either.Weasley. While most of these fans usually point out valid reasons not to like her (such as how she went from a shy little girl to a very bold, sometimes-brash deadpan snarker who was known for her humor and attracted a number of boys without much effort, [[spoiler:including Harry Potter himself]], over the course of the later half of the books), there are those who hate her only for the fact that she [[spoiler:ended up with Harry]] when they were firm believers in the fact that [[spoiler:Hermione was the one for him.]]
22nd Jul '16 4:49:23 AM Anddrix
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*** Although Cho is more of a BaseBreaker for these reasons - along with the above, there are those who feel her arc was necessary to the story and appreciate that she is largely depicted as a NiceGirl despite some hitches in her and Harry's interactions. Then there are those in the ''opposite'' camp of the Scrappy theory - they felt that Marietta was a DesignatedVillain who was the victim of DisproportionateRetribution at the hands of Hermione, and that while Harry had good reason to be angry he'd went too far in feeling her punishment was fully just (and this is at the very ''best'').

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*** Although Cho is more of a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter for these reasons - along with the above, there are those who feel her arc was necessary to the story and appreciate that she is largely depicted as a NiceGirl despite some hitches in her and Harry's interactions. Then there are those in the ''opposite'' camp of the Scrappy theory - they felt that Marietta was a DesignatedVillain who was the victim of DisproportionateRetribution at the hands of Hermione, and that while Harry had good reason to be angry he'd went too far in feeling her punishment was fully just (and this is at the very ''best'').
13th Jul '16 5:18:36 AM annette12
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** Renesmee is probably hated by fans and haters more than Bella, Edward, or Jacob combined. This is because she is responsible for the infamous birth scene, and everyone [[CharacterShilling loves her instantly]]. She is also hated because she's more of a thinly-veiled motherhood fantasy than an actual character.

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** Renesmee is probably hated by fans and haters more than Bella, Edward, or Jacob combined. This is because she is responsible for the infamous birth scene, and everyone [[CharacterShilling loves her instantly]]. She is also hated because she's more of a thinly-veiled motherhood fantasy than an actual character.
8th Jul '16 8:45:10 AM AshlynNyx
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* ''Literature/TheCasteelSeries'': Logan Stonewall, for being a BastardBoyfriend to Heaven that showed no sympathy to her ordeals and pretty much acted like it was her fault that [[spoiler:she was sexually abused by Cal Dennison]].
30th Jun '16 4:19:04 PM hamza678
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** Bella Swan. Many fans, whether they really enjoy the book's content or just see it as SoBadItsGood, really do not like Bella.

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** Bella Swan. Many fans, whether they really enjoy the book's content or just see it as SoBadItsGood, really do not like Bella. This is because she lacks much personality, treats her parents and classmates like shit, and most of her positive characteristics are [[InformedAttribute informed]] (for example, claiming to be well read, while completely missing the point of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' and taking it as a ideal romance).



** Renesmee is probably hated by fans and haters more than Bella, Edward, or Jacob combined.
*** She is also hated because she's more of a thinly-veiled motherhood fantasy than an actual character.

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** Renesmee is probably hated by fans and haters more than Bella, Edward, or Jacob combined.
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combined. This is because she is responsible for the infamous birth scene, and everyone [[CharacterShilling loves her instantly]]. She is also hated because she's more of a thinly-veiled motherhood fantasy than an actual character.



*** Some readers like Nynaeve, if only because of [[spoiler: her channelling/healing awesomeness]] and the fact that she was [[spoiler: one of the two women the Dragon takes with him to face the Dark One... alongside freaking ''Moiraine Damodred''.]]

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*** Some readers like Nynaeve, if only because of [[spoiler: her channelling/healing channeling/healing awesomeness]] and the fact that she was [[spoiler: one of the two women the Dragon takes with him to face the Dark One... alongside freaking ''Moiraine Damodred''.]]
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