History TheScrappy / LiveActionTV

25th Aug '16 9:15:14 PM RyCyber
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** Later Seasons had Felicity, who became an obvious CreatorsPet, and adopted SpotlightStealingSquad- tendencies, became the cause of an even bigger RomanticPlotTumour, TookALevelInJerkass and developed a nasty ItsAllAboutMe attitude, and received CharacterShilling on a episodic basis, all without meaningfully contributing anything other than relationship drama to the show and a DamselInDistress that Oliver and Team Arrow would constantly have to save. Quite ironic since she started the series as an EnsembleDarkhorse.She still receives support from Olicity shippers, but that group has been declining as well because of how Felicity has been written as an unlikable character since the ship became canon. [[spoiler: Then she nukes a town killing over 10,000 people instead of rerouting a nuclear warhead into an ocean with no causalities, solidifying her as a war criminal and terrorist besides just a scrappy]].

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** Later Seasons had Felicity, who became an obvious CreatorsPet, and adopted SpotlightStealingSquad- tendencies, became the cause of an even bigger RomanticPlotTumour, TookALevelInJerkass and developed a nasty ItsAllAboutMe attitude, and received CharacterShilling on a episodic basis, all without meaningfully contributing anything other than relationship drama to the show and a DamselInDistress that Oliver and Team Arrow would constantly have to save. Quite ironic since she started the series as an EnsembleDarkhorse.She still receives support from Olicity shippers, but that group has been declining as well because of how Felicity has been written as an unlikable character since the ship became canon. [[spoiler: Then she nukes a town killing over 10,000 people instead of rerouting a nuclear warhead into an ocean unpopulated area with no causalities, solidifying her as a war criminal and terrorist besides just a scrappy]].
18th Aug '16 2:49:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Her successor Mel, as well, is not well liked. At a time when the show was being criticised by fans and laypeople alike by being too much like {{Panto}}, the producer [[StuntCasting Stunt Cast]] a pantomime actress whose difficult real-life personality made her a controversial figure amongst the British public, let alone with SFF geeks. Wearing ImpossiblyTackyClothes and possessing a grating high-pitched voice, she was considered by her own production team to have no potential and written as a ScreamingWoman, famously being asked to shriek at the same pitch as the 'Radiophonic scream' {{Cliffhanger}} sting. She was introduced in a nonsensical TimeyWimeyBall arc that was badly botched up due to [[TheyJustDidntCare production apathy]]. Viewers famously said in an audience appreciation report that they wished the monster had just eaten Mel, the series continuity advisor quit in protest over her casting, and the CreativeDifferences between the producer (who loved her) and the script editor (who didn't) flared up. Especially sad, since the idea of introducing a non-sexualised companion who enjoys time travel was [[RevisitingTheRoots going right back to basics]] and [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy an attempt to fix some serious tone problems]] - her successor, Ace, would attempt the same thing and be a lot more successful at it. Yet another companion RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap thanks to the ExpandedUniverse.

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** Her successor Mel, as well, is not well liked. At a time when the show was being criticised by fans and laypeople alike by being too much like {{Panto}}, the producer [[StuntCasting Stunt Cast]] a pantomime actress whose difficult real-life personality made her a controversial figure amongst the British public, let alone with SFF geeks. Wearing ImpossiblyTackyClothes and possessing a grating high-pitched voice, she was considered by her own production team to have no potential and written as a ScreamingWoman, famously being asked to shriek at the same pitch as the 'Radiophonic scream' {{Cliffhanger}} sting. She was introduced in a nonsensical TimeyWimeyBall arc that was badly botched up due to [[TheyJustDidntCare production apathy]].apathy. Viewers famously said in an audience appreciation report that they wished the monster had just eaten Mel, the series continuity advisor quit in protest over her casting, and the CreativeDifferences between the producer (who loved her) and the script editor (who didn't) flared up. Especially sad, since the idea of introducing a non-sexualised companion who enjoys time travel was [[RevisitingTheRoots going right back to basics]] and [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy an attempt to fix some serious tone problems]] - her successor, Ace, would attempt the same thing and be a lot more successful at it. Yet another companion RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap thanks to the ExpandedUniverse.



** Tommy Tallarico and Victor Lucas of "Judgment Day" deserve special mention as the former's credibility in being involved in game music was shot by basically being a frat boy, [[KickTheDog nixing ratings darlings like Psychonauts]] in favor of [[DistractedByTheSexy DOA games and the like,]] Lucas ''never'' [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronouncing Japanese game titles and characters' names right,]] a general knack for not doing their research, using the 10 point rating scale Series/XPlay is specifically ''against'' and [[TheyJustDidntCare shilling a game they previous deemed a failure.]] No surprise why Series/XPlay still remains and they're gone.

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** Tommy Tallarico and Victor Lucas of "Judgment Day" deserve special mention as the former's credibility in being involved in game music was shot by basically being a frat boy, [[KickTheDog nixing ratings darlings like Psychonauts]] in favor of [[DistractedByTheSexy DOA games and the like,]] Lucas ''never'' [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronouncing Japanese game titles and characters' names right,]] a general knack for not doing their research, using the 10 point rating scale Series/XPlay is specifically ''against'' and [[TheyJustDidntCare shilling a game they previous deemed a failure.]] failure. No surprise why Series/XPlay still remains and they're gone.
24th Jul '16 3:34:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': CousinOliver, trope namer for when a show inexplicably adds a young character to the cast, often upsetting the dynamic.

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': CousinOliver, trope namer for when a show inexplicably adds a young character to the cast, often upsetting the dynamic.
23rd Jul '16 12:49:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''BigBrother 11'':

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* ''BigBrother ''Series/BigBrother 11'':
22nd Jul '16 5:14:24 AM Anddrix
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** Around about Season 5, Cole started getting this way, thanks to some serious EndingFatigue regarding his arc. Though at least in his case, it's more a BaseBreaker.

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** Around about Season 5, Cole started getting this way, thanks to some serious EndingFatigue regarding his arc. Though at least in his case, it's more a BaseBreaker.BaseBreakingCharacter.



** Lindsay Monroe/Messer gets a lot of this treatment as well from a portion of the fandom. There's a big BaseBreaker element, but she gets a lot of hate for pairing up with Danny, altering his character too much and restricting his development as his own character. Unfortunately, it often extends to the actress and her abilities as well.

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** Lindsay Monroe/Messer gets a lot of this treatment as well from a portion of the fandom. There's a big BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter element, but she gets a lot of hate for pairing up with Danny, altering his character too much and restricting his development as his own character. Unfortunately, it often extends to the actress and her abilities as well.



* ''Series/PrisonBreak'': Brad Bellick was this in season one, but then he [[CharacterDevelopment got]] [[HeelFaceTurn much]] [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap better]] later on. However, pick any of the new characters introduced in season 3 (except ''maybe'' [[BaseBreaker Whistler]]) and you've got this trope taken. Particularly Lechero. No one cried when [[spoiler: T-Bag kills him]] in the finale.

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* ''Series/PrisonBreak'': Brad Bellick was this in season one, but then he [[CharacterDevelopment got]] [[HeelFaceTurn much]] [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap better]] later on. However, pick any of the new characters introduced in season 3 (except ''maybe'' [[BaseBreaker [[BaseBreakingCharacter Whistler]]) and you've got this trope taken. Particularly Lechero. No one cried when [[spoiler: T-Bag kills him]] in the finale.



** A large number of fans have [[BaseBreaker mixed opinions]] for the so-called "screaming Reds": a group of Red Rangers from the mid to late 2000s who were loud, zany, hyperactive and so exaggerated they could have been cartoon characters. [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Yousuke]], [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Ban]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai]], [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Jan]] and [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Sosuke]] tend to be lumped into this category.

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** A large number of fans have [[BaseBreaker [[BaseBreakingCharacter mixed opinions]] for the so-called "screaming Reds": a group of Red Rangers from the mid to late 2000s who were loud, zany, hyperactive and so exaggerated they could have been cartoon characters. [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Yousuke]], [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Ban]], [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Kai]], [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Jan]] and [[Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger Sosuke]] tend to be lumped into this category.



*** Daigo Kiryu from ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' is a BaseBreaker example. While he has a sizable number fans (due to being an awesome MemeticBadass), is also labelled by his detractors as one of the most disliked Red Rangers, if not the widely despised Red Ranger of recent times, thanks to a combination of SpotlightStealingSquad and MartyStu factors of ridiculous levels that pretty much outshades the entire team, despite the fact that he always says "We're a Sentai!" to his own teammates.

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*** Daigo Kiryu from ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' is a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter example. While he has a sizable number fans (due to being an awesome MemeticBadass), is also labelled by his detractors as one of the most disliked Red Rangers, if not the widely despised Red Ranger of recent times, thanks to a combination of SpotlightStealingSquad and MartyStu factors of ridiculous levels that pretty much outshades the entire team, despite the fact that he always says "We're a Sentai!" to his own teammates.



*** Takaharu Igasaki from ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' [[BaseBreaker shares the same case]] with Daigo. When he first debuted, he's... an extremely obnoxious IdiotHero, prone to yell [[CatchPhrase "I'M GETTING FIRED UUUUPPP!!!"]] nearly OncePerEpisode, and many sees his acting as rather bad, made worse that [[SpotlightStealingSquad he's getting a lot of attention]], even for Red standards. As the show goes on, however, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap his actor gradually improved his acting]], his CatchPhrase is slowly being phased out and when he did say that, it comes more naturally as being HotBlooded, and not only he developed some good logical thinking and insight while keeping his IdiotHero status (which by the way, often being made fun of by the cast), he gets less and less focus episodes, letting others have their own spotlight. However, by that time, it was like the fandom went silent on the show, so the jury is still not yet out about whether he has been completely RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap or not.

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*** Takaharu Igasaki from ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' [[BaseBreaker shares the same case]] case with Daigo. When he first debuted, he's... an extremely obnoxious IdiotHero, prone to yell [[CatchPhrase "I'M GETTING FIRED UUUUPPP!!!"]] nearly OncePerEpisode, and many sees his acting as rather bad, made worse that [[SpotlightStealingSquad he's getting a lot of attention]], even for Red standards. As the show goes on, however, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap his actor gradually improved his acting]], his CatchPhrase is slowly being phased out and when he did say that, it comes more naturally as being HotBlooded, and not only he developed some good logical thinking and insight while keeping his IdiotHero status (which by the way, often being made fun of by the cast), he gets less and less focus episodes, letting others have their own spotlight. However, by that time, it was like the fandom went silent on the show, so the jury is still not yet out about whether he has been completely RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap or not.



** Gwen Cooper is probably the most [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing character on the series]] usually for DieForOurShip reasons, due to her mutual UST with Jack interfering with the [[DieForOurShip beloved]] [[OfficialCouple Jack/Ianto]] relationship; she is also EasilyForgiven. In all fairness, pretty much the whole team is EasilyForgiven: Tosh brought an evil alien into the Hub itself, Owen [[spoiler: killed Jack before knowing he couldn't die]], Ianto had his [[spoiler: killer cyberwoman girlfriend in the basement]], and Gwen set loose a killer alien on her first day by trying to show off. [[DoubleStandard The double standards on how much everyone is easily forgiven make her Scrappy status baffling to some.]] Additionally, given that Gwen has an equal amount of fans who do like her, she qualifies much more easily as a BaseBreaker than [[TheScrappy the scrappy]].

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** Gwen Cooper is probably the most [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing character on the series]] usually for DieForOurShip reasons, due to her mutual UST with Jack interfering with the [[DieForOurShip beloved]] [[OfficialCouple Jack/Ianto]] relationship; she is also EasilyForgiven. In all fairness, pretty much the whole team is EasilyForgiven: Tosh brought an evil alien into the Hub itself, Owen [[spoiler: killed Jack before knowing he couldn't die]], Ianto had his [[spoiler: killer cyberwoman girlfriend in the basement]], and Gwen set loose a killer alien on her first day by trying to show off. [[DoubleStandard The double standards on how much everyone is easily forgiven make her Scrappy status baffling to some.]] Additionally, given that Gwen has an equal amount of fans who do like her, she qualifies much more easily as a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter than [[TheScrappy the scrappy]].
8th Jul '16 9:51:04 AM Cameron178
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* ''Series/{{Quantico}}'': For a new series, they have quite a list, especially among the NATs who keep turning on Alex every five minutes (and blaming Simon for getting a crooked FBI agent/instructor fired):
** Special mention goes to Shelby, who blamed Alex for [[spoiler: her affair with Caleb's father coming out]] when Alex was trying to find out who was really behind the attacks, even though it was her own fault for having the affair to begin with. She also [[spoiler: lied to Caleb's parents so that they would miss his graduation from the academy and to hurt him for not telling her how bad her parents really were.]]
** Ryan is also one after he turned on Alex in the midseason premiere, and kept on treating her like the enemy to the point where he nearly killed her in hand-to-hand combat.
** Nimah can be seen as one, considering her extreme hatred of Simon for his relationship with her sister and getting said crooked instructor fired. She only knew the instructor for about five minutes, yet she acted like Simon got rid of her favorite teacher and even tried to get him expelled from the academy.
30th Jun '16 4:20:27 PM hamza678
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** The New Paridigm Daleks from Series 5 became this thanks to their bright multi-colored designs. Cue the perception that they did not look threatening and multiple comparisons to skittles, Teletubbies and Power Rangers. After this reception later series returned to the old design and, if the Paridigm design appeared at all, it would be as a background figure.

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** The New Paridigm Paradigm Daleks from Series 5 became this thanks to their bright multi-colored designs. Cue the perception that they did not look threatening and multiple comparisons to skittles, Teletubbies ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' and Power Rangers. ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. After this reception later series returned to the old design and, if the Paridigm Paradigm design appeared at all, it would be as a background figure.



** Colton Cumbie from Survivor One World and Survivor Blood vs Water is quite possibly the most hated contestant in the history of the show. His vague racism towards Bill, offensive comments about Leif's dwarfism, and downright cruel treatment towards Christina makes a large amount of people dislike One World soley because of Colton. When he returned in Blood vs Water, he tried to play himself of as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but it didnt take long for his JerkAss behavior to show up again. He eventually quit the game, securing his status as Survivor's ultimate scrappy.

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** Colton Cumbie from Survivor One World and Survivor Blood vs Water is quite possibly the most hated contestant in the history of the show. His vague racism towards Bill, offensive comments about Leif's dwarfism, and downright cruel treatment towards Christina makes a large amount of people dislike One World soley solely because of Colton. When he returned in Blood vs Water, he tried to play himself of as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but it didnt didn't take long for his JerkAss behavior to show up again. He eventually quit the game, securing his status as Survivor's ultimate scrappy.
22nd Jun '16 4:33:50 AM Luppercus
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* ''ElChavoDelOcho''
** Doña Florinda was never liked much by fans and, who can blame them? she was an arrogant and obnoxious woman that frequently punished Don Ramón unfairly to the point of giving him brutal beatings and misstreated basically all the rest of the characters save for his spoiled son Quico and his LoveInterest Profesor Jirafales.
**A case of ReplacementScrappy was Jaimito el Cartero, the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute of Don Ramon, never very popular among fans as he was a very poor sustitute for the very talented and loved Ramón Valdez.
**And Chilindrina's breve replacement Malicha (Don Ramon's goddaughter), was so impopular that [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappears with no explanation]].
17th Jun '16 7:40:59 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in a [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook Mitchell and Webb sketch]] in which party planners dread that Shaggy and Scooby will tag along if they invite Fred, Daphne and Velma. In contrast they admire Scrappy for his courage and good diction, feeling that his slight impetuousity is to be forgiven in a ''talking dog''.

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* Inverted in a [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook Mitchell and Webb sketch]] in which party planners dread that Shaggy and Scooby will tag along if they invite Fred, Daphne and Velma. In contrast they admire Scrappy for his courage and good diction, feeling that his slight impetuousity is to be forgiven in a ''talking dog''.
10th Jun '16 2:54:15 PM Brianne
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** [[SympatheticSue Lumen]] [[JerkSue Pierce]]. She's a [[RapeAsBackstory walking plot device]] whose entire reason for being in the show is to serve as the writer's mouthpiece for an entire season written solely to be a juvenile, ham-fisted "exploration" of rape and misogyny. If it weren't for near-constant ''[[DeusExMachina dei ex machina]]'' she'd have killed the wrong guy at least twice. Oh, and let's not forget the UnfortunateImplications of her entire "character arc", which the main plot of the entire season revolves around--not only, according to season 5, is rape completely equivalent to murder and thus deserving of the full Dexter treatment, but revenge is a completely safe, reliable, and effective alternative to actual therapy! Frankly, it's surprising rape survivors haven't come forth en masse to condemn this awful, awful excuse for a character.
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