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[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/2011/10/06/368-banned/ Thus ends]] [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Meta Knight's]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros 4 year reign of blood]]. [[note]]This wouldn't last for long.[[/note]]]]

->''"I think [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Adon]] is like one of the worst characters in the game."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8oj7mra-os Justin Wong]]''' at the EVO 2010. [[LaserGuidedKarma He would later get defeated by an Adon-using GamerBee]] and [[KnowWhenToFoldEm then go on to use Adon himself]].

Two variations of TheScrappy specific to VideoGames and/or TabletopGames.

The first, often seen in fighting games, concerns the best characters getting hated not out of a hatedom but for being overused and/or downright difficult to defeat due to their high power, gameplay-wise; understandably, those two points get on a [[{{Scrub}} lot of people's]] nerves and tend to be favored by [[StopHavingFunGuys other people]]. Characters who are DifficultButAwesome tend to avoid this fate because they are hard to play well. A typical Tier Induced Scrappy is a high tier character with next to no learning curve.

The other, more common to {{RPG}}s, is a character who is widely hated because they just suck in gameplay terms. They might be the [[NiceGuy nicest person in the world]], but if they're TheLoad in combat or gameplay, their fate is decided. A Low Tier Induced Scrappy has no MagikarpPower; they're bad from the start and there just doesn't seem to be any point in training them when there are other, more rewarding characters on hand.

Practically all characters you have to guard for an EscortMission are like the second type.
* TierInducedScrappy/HighTiers
* TierInducedScrappy/LowTiers
* TierInducedScrappy/{{Both}}

!!Games with its own page:
* TierInducedScrappy/SuperSmashBros
* TierInducedScrappy/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft