There's the moment when the fans are psyched about a new special, new character, etc. The episode finally airs...and it sucks. The fanbase rants for a week about this horror and some may even stop watching.
See And the Fandom Rejoiced
, the inverse of this trope. Related tropes include Screwed by the Network
, where the station trashes the show, and They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot
, where a potential plot becomes retconned.
Examples of this trope :
- This is the reaction of almost any genwunner when a new Pokémon generation-- specifically Gen V-- is released.