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[[caption-width-right:350:[[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/368-ban/ 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 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 [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome 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, but disproportionately powerful examples can still earn this status. A typical Tier Induced Scrappy is a high tier character with next to no learning curve, though high learning curve characters who are unreasonably difficult to beat when played by a master (''especially'' if they also happen to be extremely frustrating to play against) can and will earn this status.

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.

The final and rarest breed is a character who has been in both positions at least once; this tends to happen to characters with movesets that are very sensitive to metagame shifts (which can and often will make previously useless characters into rising stars), and characters with awkward or outdated movesets also tend to fall victim to this due to the difficulty of balancing them without giving them buffs that leave them obnoxiously overtuned rather than genuinely good or nerfs that make their whole kit fall apart.

* TierInducedScrappy/HighTiers
* TierInducedScrappy/LowTiers
* TierInducedScrappy/{{Both}}

!!Games with their own pages:
* ''TierInducedScrappy/Dota2''
* ''TierInducedScrappy/HearthstoneHeroesOfWarcraft''
* ''TierInducedScrappy/HeroesOfTheStorm''
* ''TierInducedScrappy/LeagueOfLegends''
* ''TierInducedScrappy/{{Overwatch}}''
* ''TierInducedScrappy/{{Pokemon}}''
* ''TierInducedScrappy/{{Shadowverse}}''
* ''TierInducedScrappy/SuperSmashBros''