So there's this one ally of the heroes that's really annoying and everyone, fans and writers alike, hates. How can you get the heroes to take out your rage on them without making the heroes into jerksor making people feel sorry for them
? Make the Scrappy into a villain!
An in-universe variant of Ron The Deatheater
. May be a symptom of Running the Asylum
- The Trope Namer Scrappy Doo got this in the first Live Action Scooby Doo movie. After being kicked out of Mystery Inc Scrappy took control of Monster Island and used the eponymous creatures to get his revenge on them.
- Buddy was so obsessive and clingy with Mister Incredible that his idol had to use the Ejector Seat on him. After the Bomb Voyage fiasco, Buddy underwent a Scrappy Heel Turn to become the murderously vengeful villain Syndrome.
- The finale of Sam & Max: Beyond Space and Time revealed that the eminently annoying Soda Poppers had been behind the events of the last three games, accidentally responsible for the one before that, and had taken over hell, to boot.
- Moneybags in the Spyro 2 was a rich jerk on the hero's side who made you pay through the nose to make any progress. In Spyro 3 he joins the villains while still keeping the same role.