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And The Fandom Groaned
An executive decision that disappoints the fanbase.
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(permanent link) added: 2013-02-12 12:23:58 sponsor: mightymewtron edited by: NESBoy (last reply: 2013-02-16 17:24:01)

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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 :

Video Games
  • This is the reaction of almost any genwunner when a new Pokémon generation-- specifically Gen V-- is released.

Western Animation

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