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* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'' has Aria Pokoteng, the "Mars cat" that functions as the president of Aria Company. He's not particularly smart or funny, and can only speak using annoying baby talk. This gets even more obvious in the anime adaptation, where his constant loud interruptions often get in the way of the interactions between the other characters. Still, he gets shoved in almost every scene, and the characters in the story can't help but proclaim how cute and interesting he is.
* ''Manga/{{Beyblade}}'': Daichi in the the third and final season. Basically a exaggerated CopyCatSue of Takao with a very irritating voice who gets just as much spotlight, leaving Max, Rei and Kai with less screentime.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': For the [[{{Filler}} Invading Army arc]], the writers created Nozomi. With Rukia's personality and Orihime's HealingHands, Rukia and Orihime had no role beyond shilling her. Kon's canon modsoul background was rewritten to justify Nozomi's existence, give her Yumichika's unique EnergyAbsorption ability (but [[SetBonus stronger]]) and make her Kon's LoveInterest ([[SpotlightStealingSquad reducing]] Ichigo's role from MainCharacter to sidekick). Faster than even Ichigo's unique development, she took only 1.5 days to go from powerless to saving [[StoryBreakerPower Yamamoto's]] life from enemies too powerful for even him to defeat. The writers also broke their own rules for modsoul death (instantaneous reversion to pill-state) to give her a protracted HeroicSacrifice everyone could weep over.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': During R2, Rolo was perceived as receiving more screen time in the early episodes over many other better liked characters. Apparently the female staff members were said to be especially fond of him. Subverted when he was ultimately RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap [[spoiler:via an [[CrowningMomentofAwesome awesome]] yet [[TearJerker heart-wrenching]] HeroicSacrifice.]]
** The first season initially led some fans to resent Suzaku for his MoralMyopia and nonsensical idealism that constantly got in Lelouch's way, with several believing the creators were somehow trying to favor him. However, this too was subverted in time: Suzaku was RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap after a lot of suffering and he eventually came to abandon the more annoying parts of his idealism, which made him tolerable or even likable in the eyes of many detractors.
** Ohgi would also qualify. The most dramatic EnsembleDarkhorse fall from grace in recent memory, Ohgi went from a VoiceOfReason to an ever-increasing liability, from his [[LoveMakesYouDumb carelessness with Villetta who he was infatuated by]], to his controversial actions towards the end of the second season didn't help at all, with [[spoiler:his betrayal of Lelouch and selling out to [[TheDragon his evil brother of all people]]]]. Unlike Rolo, [[HeelRealization the now more clearsighted Suzaku]], and the [[ItsAllMyFault remorseful]], [[DeathSeeker suicidal]] Lelouch, who was [[spoiler:largely led to this point because of said betrayal]], Ohgi changed for the worse and received a happy ending with the equally if not more culpable [[TheStoolPigeon Villetta]] that many fans felt was neither earned nor justified.
* ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'': Suou Pavlichenko in the second season. She [[SpotlightStealingSquad gets much more attention than the original protagonist]], which is particularly jarring since Hei's personality has changed drastically ([[TookALevelInJerkass and not for the better]]) with the explanation [[AllThereInTheManual relegated to the OVAs released with the DVDs]]. Suou herself doesn't have a very distinctive personality and is often used as a vehicle for lolicon subtext and fanservice, alienating viewers who aren't interested. Some go so far as to say she [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot singlehandedly ruined what could have been an interesting story]]; others just feel some of her screentime could have been better spent focusing on established major characters like Yin, Hei, or Kirihara. She also breaks what being a contractor is like as she goes back and forth between being a contractor and a regular girl. She's a MagicalGirl in a setting that doesn't have them.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'' has developed their own Creator's Pet in the form of Johnny. Initially a very minor and forgettable character that would appear among the other members of the Science Department. But clearly through the power of the mangaka's love, Johnny's role in the manga increased tenfold after the arc with Noah's Ark, appearing more in the manga than the second main protagonists Lavi and Lenalee. And while he is supposed to be a normal human, he seems to live through ''several'' near death experiences and injuries that are fatal to more minor characters, much to the chagrin to the fanbase. When he isn't nearly dying, he is crying or thinking about Allen Walker (the main protagonist) in a very obsessive way. We're also supposed to assume that Allen and Johnny are close friends, though this friendship was never seen developed on screen even though 80-90% of the manga focuses on Allen's life and experiences in the Order. To find a fan who loves Johnny is extremely rare in the fanbase, most seem to simply wish for him to go away and for Hoshino to remember she has other characters.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' gives us Broly. Not so much for his anime appearances (Though he does show in three movies, getting more ridiculous on each of them), where he's more of a BaseBreaker. However, he certainly qualifies for his video game roles, where he keeps on getting more and more absurd stuff to do (BonusBoss on a game that covers waaay before he even makes sense to show up in? Sure! [[SuperMode Super Saiyan 3]] transformation? Why not! And have him in every game!). Note [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Americans love him]], so he doesn't count on there, but on other places, especially Japan (where mocking him is a meme), he's this.
** Broly's creator even [[http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/takao-koyama-battle-of-gods-blog-post/ openly criticized]] ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods Battle of Gods]]'' solely for the fact that the character of Beerus, who is well received by the fans, wasn't as "scary" as Broly, and that the movie "reduced Broly to a pushover". Sure, ignore all the other heroes and villains established as clearly stronger, why dontcha? It ain't Watanabe or Toriyama's fault you created Broly too early ''and'' didn't capitalize on the whole Dark Saiyajin Messiah / God of Destruction motif that was staring you in the face when you had the chance…
* Agon of ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' became this to many fans during the World Cup. To elaborate, Agon's ''original'' purpose was to be the {{heel}} of the series. While every other antagonist was a lovably quirky WorthyOpponent, Agon was a completely unsympathetic JerkJock. Unfortunately, it seemed that Inagaki and Murata found his character to be AffablyEvil and was thus promoted to TokenEvilTeammate, and the was CharacterFocus of the arc (sharing the position with Gao). Regardless of whether you hated him, loved him, or loved to hate him, pretty much all fans agree that Agon shouldn't have gotten as much attention as he did (even more then the main character).
* ''KeroroGunso'': Joriri, an anime exclusive character. An annoying, one note joke, poor role model who apparently taught many lessons to the young Keroro and friends. Did we mention he wasn't mentioned until 150 + episodes in? Fans tolerated his presence in the fan favorite flashback episodes...until he appeared in the present, bumming it in the base. That officially graduated him into Creator's Pet territory.
* ''MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' is a rather bad case of both the protagonist and the villains being this: on one hand, [[TheHero Thoma]] is a newcomer to the world of Nanoha, but the RememberTheNewGuy way with which he is introduced, and the fact that he's instantly liked by pretty much every member of Nanoha's team, certainly reek of author bias.
** Much less ambiguous is the case of the Hückebein, the villains of the piece: they are a bunch of [[VillainSue Villain Sues]] with NewPowersAsThePlotDemands who have been wiping the floor with Nanoha and her friends ever since their introduction, and [[InvincibleVillain show no sign of stopping anytime soon]]. Only the introduction of the [[FlawedPrototype AEC Weapons]] gave the good guys a slight edge, and even so, the Hückebein are still at an overwhelming advantage. They are also very unsympathetic, slaughtering entire villages and communities while claiming they only do it to survive - but the delight they take in killing simply doesn't mesh with the WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds image they're supposed to project. Despite this, the author spends more time focusing on the Hückebein and their escapades than writing about Nanoha and Thoma, and he seems to be genuinely shocked that the readers don't like them.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'''s own Hana is often used as a plot device for the overall stories of the [[PostScriptSeason second and third season]]. Already most of the fanbase found her to be TheLoad and generally annoying during her appearances as an infant. The fourth season, when she [[LateArrivalSpoiler grows up]] and joins the FiveManBand as the SixthRanger, takes this UpToEleven when she is given CanonSue qualities due to being a full-blooded witch, hence her SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome. Examples to note are the fact that she's so strong she doesn't need to be in [[AllYourPowersCombined Magical Stage]], the fact that she's the only one able to fight the Curse of the Brambles, the fact that she's the one who accompanies Baba through the Door to Majo Tourbillon's Heart, and the fact that [[spoiler:she's crowned the next Queen of the Witch World]]. Personality-wise, Hana's just a [[{{Dojikko}} clumsier]] and less snarky version of Pop (the other {{Scrappy}}). Unlike the latter, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer she's constantly being doted on by Doremi and the girls]], [[DudeMagnet almost every boy in her class has had a crush on her at some point]], and she's often given credit for ideas she didn't directly create.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has Pokota, a BrattyHalfPint trapped in a RidiculouslyCuteCritter form and who has an [[{{Angst}} angsty]] backstory. His personality was said to be based on a character who appeared later on in the LightNovels. This might not have been so bad (though he IS still annoying), but Pokota just so happens to be a BlackMage on par with [[TheSlayers Lina Inverse]] and a MagicKnight wielding a replica of the Sword of Light. These two things, plus his bratty behavior and the fact that the plot of Slayers Revolution all but revolves around him definitely makes him a contender for being a Creator's Pet. The worst thing is that while many "guest stars" in the Slayers anime do share similar traits (Filia could be annoying and Xellos has power levels equal to that of a GodModeSue), Pokota largely isn't *funny* in a comedy show and yet gets a lot of screen time, a strong sign of a Creator's Pet.
* ''Anime/SonicX'': Chris Thorndyke. From the second episode onward, Sonic was [[DemotedToExtra reduced to a minor supporting character]] [[TheVoiceless who hardly speaks]], while all the attention was on Chris. Characters will only be praised for saving the day if Chris played a part in it, however little (and he'll always be given even praise by the one who did all the work). The way he obsesses over Sonic makes even Amy's attraction look perfectly normal. He also completely usurped Amy's role of Shadow's conscience in the Sonic Adventure 2 adaption, so that he could hog more of the spotlight at the expense of not allowing Amy to show her HiddenDepths.
* Berry Shirayuki (a.k.a. [[FanNickname Berry Sue]]) from the ''Manga/TokyoMewMew A La Mode'' manga. This was not helped by invoking the very rare instances of replacing a {{shoujo}} series' star character without giving the series an explicit {{Retool}}. Not helped was that the manga was not written by the original creator and gelled so badly with the original that most people relegate it to FanonDiscontinuity.
* ''Anime/TransformersArmada'': Alexis, Rad and Carlos lived somewhere between DamselScrappy and TheKidWithTheRemoteControl for most of the series, then quickly spiraled into Creator's Pet territory when they used their Super Special Awesome powers of Mini-Con communication to [[spoiler: single-handedly bring down planet-eating BigBad Unicron.]]
** This extended into the sequel shows ''[[TransformersEnergon Energon]]'' and ''[[TransformersCybertron Cybertron]]''. The former had Kicker, with a powersuit and the ability to both detect Energon and [[JerkSue be free of any consequences of acting like a complete jerk]]. The latter went back to the three kid format with Coby, his little brother Bud, and Lori, who were basically the Autobot cheerleaders/Earth travel guides.
** Some fans consider any [[PunyEarthlings puny human]], or at least any puny human who threatens to be a significant figure in the continuity in question and takes away screen time/page count from the Transformers, to fit this trope (especially if what should be a minor subplot about [[Film/{{Transformers}} Sam Witwicky]]'s desire to engage in squishy human procreation [[PlotTumor takes over the whole movie]]). The only exceptions to this seem to be [[TransformersArmada Stella Holley]], [[TransformersAnimated Sari Sumdac]], [[Film/{{Transformers}} William Lennox and Robert Epps]], and [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction Cade Yeager]].
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Crow, commonly hated for being a CanonSue due to his [[CommonMarySueTraits Common Marty Stu Traits]]--childhood friend of TheHero and TheRival, GameBreaker deck, a ''flying'' D-Wheel, and is adored by the children of the city. His importance to the series and the hatred he got from the fans would only increase as he became the [[spoiler:Fifth Signer]] and got a [[spoiler:Blackwing-themed Dragon]] to go with the position, both events retconning the backstory that is the basis of the entire series. As of the second season Crow was the third-billed hero of the show second only to Yusei and Jack, but his character was nowhere near as explored or developed.
** To twist the knife more, he's also a ReplacementScrappy to the former third-billed hero Aki, a [[DarkMagicalGirl Dark Magical]] ActionGirl with a much deeper character arc and more interesting backstory. Aki was DemotedToExtra once Crow arrived and her character arc became weaker and lost focus as a result. The end credits are almost mocking of this--in a montage of the heroes Yusei, Jack and Crow are listed as their positions on Team 5Ds (Third Wheeler, First Wheeler, Second Wheeler) while Aki is listed as "Benchwarmer". Furthermore, several of the episodes where Aki got to shine again still somehow involved Crow in their plots.
** The production crew members' {{Twitter}}s have shed a bit more light on this: turns out Crow ''wasn't'' a CreatorsPet at all! Rather, his ''deck'' was a ''[[ExecutiveMeddling marketing executive]]'s'' pet. After his first appearance, nobody predicted that the Blackwing cards would sell as well as they did, and when the numbers came in, the card company execs ordered the anime crew to make him a main character. This ended up torpedoing a lot of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen things the creators intended to do]], including a rematch between Rua and Bommer that would've presumably resulted in [[spoiler:Rua getting his dragon a season earlier than he actually did]] as well as a full backstory for Demak, who ended up a GenericDoomsdayVillain in the final product. No matter what side of the Crow debate you're on, it wasn't the creators' fault at all; they were probably as annoyed as his haters.
*** Ironically, this constant card shilling ended up turning Crow's Deck, Blackwings, into a Pet archetype. The initial few series of Blackwings were PurposefullyOverpowered, since they were designed to be just a few cards that would be used by a villain (similar to, say, the Reptiless or the Fortune Ladies). The resulting Blackwing Deck was widely hated for being extremely fast and powerful, with a very easy swarming capacity, a personalized version of Honest, and a Tuner capable of taking down Stardust Dragon on its own. Then when Crow became a main character, Blackwings became the new Elemental Heroes, and every new booster pack was flooded with much weaker, much less useful Blackwings that weren't worth the paper they were printed on. Hence, Blackwings went from both ends of the TierInducedScrappy spectrum over the course of the series, but it didn't stop Konami from printing them. Even Crow's massively-hyped Black-Winged Dragon is considered the weakest of all the Signer Dragons for its second-rate anti-Burn effect... not that it stopped him from [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman running into an improbable number of Burn users.]] Some fans have even theorized that the writers were [[TorchTheFranchiseAndRun deliberately trying to ruin the archetype]] so that Konami would stop badgering them.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': Johan/Jesse Anderson was the first undisputed CreatorsPet (not to mention MartyStu) of the franchise, stealing the spotlight from Judai's friends and becoming the secondary protagonist during the third season. It was hinted that Johan may have known Judai before, and he was TheChosenOne of something, however neither point was elaborated on. Thus in essence, Johan became Judai's best friend in only a few episodes, but there was no real reason given why he was so important. A major part of the season revolved around the protagonists getting sent to an alternate dimension and trying to find a way home. And they did...by having Johan get his ultimate monster Rainbow Dragon. Oh yes, and when he and Judai dueled the BigBad, Johan performed a HeroicSacrifice to send him home. From there on the series focused on Judai and his friends getting ''back'' to the alternate dimension to save Johan who had been left behind. He would return in the 4th season, where once again teamed up with Judai to duel the main villain again. (Incidentally, this made him unique among the surviving characters introduced in the third season; O'Brien was severely DemotedToExtra and Jim was PutOnABus despite both of them being far less hated.)
** It should be noted that if any other character had dared showing up so suddenly just to be perfect he or she would have been [[TheScrappy hated instantly]]. Johan on the other hand is ''very'' popular.
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