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10th Nov '15 2:48:57 AM RavenBlack
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** The Challenge of the Immortals tournament broke them again. Some loved how everything had settled down after the shutdown and the Flood, while others thought it boring and dragging and still others wanted more focus on the bits of plot going on around it. It was certainly not helped that, for a good portion of the tournament, no official point totals were provided by Chikara, leading to mass confusion and many fans struggling to keep sense of it all.
26th Sep '15 11:27:48 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Joker's [[RedBaron nickname]], "The Cambodian Ax Murderer"

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Joker's [[RedBaron nickname]], "The Cambodian Ax Murderer"
21st Apr '15 3:30:49 AM RavenBlack
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* DracoInLeatherPants: [=UltraMantis=] Black. At ''Pick Up Or Delivery'', April 9, 2004, [=BLKOUT=] (Joker and Sabian) d. [=UltraMantis=] and Mister Zero when [=UltraMantis=] turned heel and told [=BLKOUT=], "Be my guest," with Joker pinning Zero after a Sabian top-rope senton. Someone in the crowd said, "You're supposed to be a {{Superhero}}." [=UltraMantis=] got on the mic and ran down Zero and the fans, declared [[ThatManIsDead "[=UltraMantis=] is dead"]], changed his mask and said that he was now [=UltraMantis=] Black, and the fans said "Thank God." Thus, after he had blatantly screwed over his own partner, costing his team the win, and verbally buried Zero and the fans and said that he was sick of the human species, it turned out the fans actually ''preferred'' him as a heel.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: [=UltraMantis=] Black. At ''Pick ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ONWSOECOdc Pick Up Or Delivery'', Delivery]]'', April 9, 2004, [=BLKOUT=] (Joker and Sabian) d. [=UltraMantis=] and Mister Zero when [=UltraMantis=] turned heel and told [=BLKOUT=], "Be my guest," with Joker pinning Zero after a Sabian top-rope senton. Someone in the crowd said, "You're supposed to be a {{Superhero}}." [=UltraMantis=] got on the mic and ran down Zero and the fans, declared [[ThatManIsDead "[=UltraMantis=] is dead"]], changed his mask and said that he was now [=UltraMantis=] Black, and the fans said "Thank God." Thus, after he had blatantly screwed over his own partner, costing his team the win, and verbally buried Zero and the fans and said that he was sick of the human species, it turned out the fans actually ''preferred'' him as a heel.
21st Apr '15 3:21:21 AM RavenBlack
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* AHeroToHisHometown: While not billed from there, Lince Dorado was born in Puerto Rico and would receive wild cheers from fans there. See CreatorsPet for how others took to him.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Or Puerto Ricans love Lince Dorado, as he got wild cheers there. See creators pet for how others took to him.
1st Mar '15 7:56:10 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Or Puerto Ricans love Lince Dorado, as he got wild cheers there. See creators pet for how others took to him.
15th Oct '14 1:36:19 PM McJeff
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** Hieracon. Jonathan Gresham was re-gimmicked to become the third member of the Osirian Portal. But while Amasis and Ophidian had insane chemistry with each other, Hieracon lacked that chemistry. Add to that that the storyline behind him joining was "hey he's pretty good let's give him a mask and an Egyptian gimmick now", and the whole thing came across as horribly forced. It didn't help that while Amasis and Ophidian would interact and play to the crowd, Hieracon would mostly just stand on the ring apron looking awkward at best and bored witless at worst. Possibly an intentional example, as this turned out to be part of Wink Vavasseur's attempts to adulterate CHIKARA teams through [=CHIKARAbermetrics=].

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** Hieracon. Jonathan Gresham was re-gimmicked to become the third member of the Osirian Portal. But while Amasis and Ophidian had insane chemistry with each other, Hieracon lacked that chemistry. Add to that that the storyline behind him joining was "hey he's pretty good let's give him a mask and an Egyptian gimmick now", and the whole thing came across as horribly forced. It didn't help that while Amasis and Ophidian would interact and play to the crowd, Hieracon would mostly just stand on the ring apron looking awkward at best and bored witless at worst. Possibly an intentional example, as this turned out to be
***This was later retconned into being
part of Wink Vavasseur's attempts to adulterate CHIKARA teams through [=CHIKARAbermetrics=].
24th Sep '14 4:23:47 PM RavenBlack
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*** Came completely full circle for them five years later at King of Trios '14, as their match against the Gentleman's Club was very well-received by fans to the point of "Match of the Year" chants.
27th Jul '14 7:47:15 PM RavenBlack
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* BrokenBase: The Chikara fanbase, over the ''Ashes'' angle and the closure of Chikara. The fans hardcore enough to want to participate in the angle - show up to the rallies, buy Chikarmy T-shirts, etc - loved it. Casual fans didn't see the point. "Mediumcore" fans, however, loathed and detested the angle for depriving them of actual wrestling matches, as did some hardcore fans who didn't happen to live in the northeastern USA and were thus unable to participate.

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* BrokenBase: The Chikara fanbase, over the ''Ashes'' angle and the closure of Chikara. The fans hardcore enough to want to participate in the angle - show up to the rallies, buy Chikarmy T-shirts, etc - loved it. Casual fans didn't see the point. "Mediumcore" fans, however, loathed and detested the angle for depriving them of actual wrestling matches, as did some hardcore fans who didn't happen to live in the northeastern USA and were thus unable to physically participate.



*** He no-showed two shows in March 2010 no shows and appeared on a Scott Hall video without his mask. The fans immediately turned against him again, and for good measure he was fired and hasn't appeared in Chikara since.

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*** He no-showed two shows in March 2010 no shows and appeared on a Scott Hall video without his mask. The fans immediately turned against him again, and for good measure he was fired and hasn't appeared in Chikara since.



** "wmdchikara" aka Anton Frady. He wasn't a wrestler - he was actually a moderator on their official forums - but he was ''in-character while moderating''. If a post was overly critical of Wink Vavasseur or really anything related to Titor Conglomerate, he'd either delete the post entirely or edit it to remove the offending content and send a nasty private message to the person who posted it. Most fans agreed that this really added next to nothing to the angle and did make the boards less fun to post on. After Chikara was "sold", he [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappeared entirely]].

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** "wmdchikara" aka Anton Frady. He wasn't a wrestler - he was actually a moderator on their official forums - but he was ''in-character while moderating''. If a post was overly critical of Wink Vavasseur or really anything related to Titor Conglomerate, he'd either delete the post entirely or edit it to remove the offending content and send a nasty private message to the person who posted it. Most fans agreed that this really added next to nothing to the angle and did make the boards less fun to post on. After Chikara was "sold", on, and he [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappeared entirely]].entirely]] in July of 2013.
23rd Jun '14 10:30:12 PM McJeff
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** combatANT was the first member of GEKIDO to get noticed and picked up their first few wins. After that, absolutely nothing.

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** combatANT was the first member of GEKIDO to get noticed and picked up their first few wins. After that, absolutely nothing.Then several months of nothing and then a career ending neck injury at the hands of Quackenbush.
23rd Jun '14 10:29:15 PM McJeff
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** Lince Dorado's heel turn when he joined the Bruderschaft. Now, instead of the commentators marking out over his high flying, they have Jakob Hammermeier holding up score cards declaring his dives a 10.0. And they're being careful not to overpush him - he failed to beat Wrestling/{{Frightmare}} for the Young Lions Cup, and he was the member of the Bruderschaft left off their Cibernetico team. He first got much better in the ring, and then turned rudo to great effect.
** ...then went right back into the Scrappy Heap after his March 2010 no shows and his subsequent removal from the Chikara roster. To say that fans were not happy would be an understatement.

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** Lince Dorado's Dorado, to an extent. After failing as a face, he turned heel turn when he and joined the Bruderschaft. Now, Adjustments were made to his gimmick to try and turn the things that gave him X Pac Heat into things that gave him regular heat - for example instead of having the commentators marking out over spew copious praise on his high flying, they have Jakob Hammermeier holding would hold up score cards declaring his the dives a 10.0. And they're They also balanced this out by being careful not to overpush him, and even made him - he failed to beat Wrestling/{{Frightmare}} for the Young Lions Cup, and he was the BDK member of the Bruderschaft left off their the Bruderschaft's Cibernetico team. team. He first got much better in also started using fewer high flying moves and polishing the ring, and then turned rudo to great effect.
** ...then went right back into the Scrappy Heap after his
ones he did use so he landed them properly. Fans were divided on whether he was redeemed or not, when...
***He no-showed two shows in
March 2010 no shows and appeared on a Scott Hall video without his subsequent removal from the mask. The fans immediately turned against him again, and for good measure he was fired and hasn't appeared in Chikara roster. To say that fans were not happy would be an understatement.since.



* TheScrappy: "wmdchikara" aka Anton Frady. He wasn't a wrestler - he was actually a moderator on their official forums - but he was ''in-character while moderating''. If a post was overly critical of Wink Vavasseur or really anything related to Titor Conglomerate, he'd either delete the post entirely or edit it to remove the offending content and send a nasty private message to the person who posted it. Most fans agreed that this really added next to nothing to the angle and did make the boards less fun to post on, and he soon [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappeared entirely]].

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* TheScrappy: "wmdchikara" TheScrappy:
**"wmdchikara"
aka Anton Frady. He wasn't a wrestler - he was actually a moderator on their official forums - but he was ''in-character while moderating''. If a post was overly critical of Wink Vavasseur or really anything related to Titor Conglomerate, he'd either delete the post entirely or edit it to remove the offending content and send a nasty private message to the person who posted it. Most fans agreed that this really added next to nothing to the angle and did make the boards less fun to post on, and on. After Chikara was "sold", he soon [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappeared entirely]].



** May sound strange, but, honestly, Crossbones, if only for how [=UMB=] treated him while they were the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple.

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** May sound strange, but, honestly, Crossbones, if only for how [=UMB=] treated him while they were the Order of the Neo-Solar Temple.Temple.
* XPacHeat: The rare version where the heat is caused by something hitting too close to home rather than just because the person portraying the wrestler has alienated the fans somehow. Eddie Kingston was, from 2009-early 2013, the face of Chikara, the guy who'd given everything to the promotion and would fight for it until his dying day. Then in mid-2013 he turned heel and decided he didn't care about Chikara anymore and hoped it would stay dead. Some fans felt outright betrayed.
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