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[[folder:Mario Scrappies]]

[I'm putting this on the sandbox to give a draft of sorting this by which section of the series/superseries they're from. [=RPGs=], Kart, etc.]


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* Ukiki in ''[[SuperMarioBros Super Mario 64]]''. On top of being a gigantic hindrance to the player in the Tall Tall Mountain, he steals your hats with annoyingly cute dialogue and he's near-impossible to catch. Which makes it all the more satisfying to roast him using Yoshi's fire flower in the DS version.
* A less extreme example, but Neil in ''Mario Golf Advance Tour''. From his irritating, sarcastic-sounding "Whoops!" when he gets a Bogey to his hideous character design, could they have made a less appealing player character? At least at the very beginning, the game gives you the option to play as the much less annoying Ella instead.
* Baby Mario from ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' gets a lot of hate. Not only is he gaming's biggest star reduced to a worthless, infantile caricature of himself, but he also irks the hell out of people with his obnoxious crying. ''And'' the whole game is a giant EscortMission! It probably surprised nobody when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nfigSWuh7o a glitch allowing Yoshi to eat him was discovered]], AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
* Baby Mario is bad enough, but ''YoshisIsland DS'' decided to add even ''more'' baby versions of famous Nintendo characters including VideoGame/DonkeyKong, Bowser (Though he was in the original Yoshi's Island as the final boss), and Wario. However, none of them can compare to the bile that Baby Princess Peach receives. Why? Because of her ill-designed special ability that allows her to float using the wind, which usually only makes the player more likely to end up crashing headfirst into enemies or simply fall straight to the ground because she sometimes doesn't catch the wind to float. The fact that her crying is even more obnoxious than Mario's doesn't help matters either.
** While not involved in the ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' series herself, Baby Daisy gets a lot of flak for essentially being slot filler in ''VideoGame/MarioKart'', especially by those who already found her older self to be obnoxious as it is.
* Starlow from the ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series is usually hated because she often gets credit for what Mario and Luigi do, she's an annoying ExpositionFairy, and she is very cruel to Luigi for no real reason.
** She generally thinks that Luigi is incompetent and isn't exactly one who garners hero status unlike Mario. However, in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam Dream Team]]'', she seems to have mellowed out more towards Luigi even if she's still teasing to him on occasion.
* Private Goomp, Corporal Paraplonk, and Sergeant Guy from the same games as Starlow are viewed by many as useless screw-ups that get way too much screentime.
** Come ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', they end up taking [[TookALevelInBadass multiple levels in badass]]... only to become [[GoddamnedBoss scrappies of another kind]].
* Bowser Jr. A ReplacementScrappy for a whole villain team, he already gets a great deal of hatedom by replacing the seven most popular non Bowser villains in the older games. Even disregarding that, however, he is also hated for design being little more than a redesign of the original Baby Bowser, as well as the fact that he's fought as a recurring boss every single tower in VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros, ten times with just two attack patterns. Some fans did start warming up to him when he was finally shown with his siblings in the sequel, though.
** Then the hate came back when it was stated that he was Bowser's kid and the Koopalings weren't, which smells of CreatorsPet. However, Bowser Jr. is a bit more well-liked in the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' series for using unique and creative [[HumongousMecha Humongous Mechas]] to battle Mario rather than the same bland attack patterns.
* [[DistressedDamsel Princess Peach]] has increasingly become a very hated DamselScrappy due to her [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] ditzy personality and annoyingly high-pitched voice. There could be some redemption for Peach, though, thanks to [[VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach her own game]] and more active roles in the {{RPG}}s, for instance.
** It does not help that she's inexplicably portrayed as a badass in Smash Brothers. Which makes you wonder why she can't get rid of Bowser herself in the main Mario universe.
** There's even an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8os04ijHETY entire song about how annoying she can be.]]
** LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys believe Peach is "evil" [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard due to her tendency to steal/hog coins in the Mario Party games as an AI opponent,]] to the point where they almost always team up against her.
*** Though [[LetsPlay/SlimKirby the person who created the song above]], who also played through the ''Mario Party'' games, experienced Peach's power before The Runaway Guys. In fact, since at least one of them is a fan of those Let's Plays, it's quite possible that the Mario Party Peach hatred came from those LP's
* Bowser has become this for some fans of the Mario RPG spinoffs for taking over as the BigBad and [[BrokenStreak breaking the streak]] of creating brand-new [[EnsembleDarkhorse fan-favorite]] villains for the RPG's, but especially in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' where [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter all his personality and humor from the previous games is wasted, and he has no dialogue whatsoever]]. [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' made Bowser the BigBad again, but handled it much better by making it into a PlotTwist and allowing Bowser to keep his personality. While fans of Bowser and the classic characters were pleased, some RPG fans hate Bowser for hijacking the plot from Antasma (a very cool-looking nightmare monster who was hyped as the game's BigBad), making this particular appearance more of a BaseBreaker.]]
* [[YouGoGirl Princess Daisy]] is rather divisive, but the part of the fanbase that hates her hates her hard, due to having a voice that's equally as obnoxious as (if not more than) Peach's, and her Flanderization of the GenkiGirl trope that turns her into a nerve-grating twit. Also similar to the above princess, Daisy has had two equally jarring past portrayals: the generic DistressedDamsel in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand'', and the tomboyish yet coy and klutzy woman in [[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 4]], with a design that was ripped off the Mario Tennis character, Azalea. Unlike the Princess Peach example above, however, Daisy has had no notable scrappy-rescuing appearances (or even a reference) outside of the series' party, racing and sports titles. Because of this, any defining character (if any) Daisy has is [[SatelliteCharacter hanging around with other characters]] like Peach and Luigi.
** Nearly anyone who played ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart: Double Dash!!]]'' would often cringe at the mere selection of her due to one of her [[MemeticMutation more "iconic"]] lines in the game: HI, I'M DAISY!
* Twink in PaperMario is hated for being generally annoying as well as interrupting the game at inconvenient points.
* Flurrie in PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor is universally disliked, [[FetishFuel due to her odd and creepy design.]]
** TEC is also this for people who were [[{{Squick}} disgusted]] [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove by the subplot he had with Peach in that game]], especially since he first falls in love with Peach pretty much by being a Peeping Tom.
* Lubba from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', for being a ReplacementScrappy for Rosalina. Some have even compared him to [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Patrick Star.]]
* Kersti from ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar''. She is incredibly emotional and at times needlessly jerkish to Mario, and she has a tendency to get kidnapped which deprives you of one of the game's core mechanics, as well as preventing you from leaving the level or saving[[note]]Kersti herself doesn't grant these powers, but the game is designed so that areas where she gets kidnapped don't let you leave without her, as the game would be pretty impossible without her abilities.[[/note]]. However, the biggest thing is that unlike the other hint fairy scrappies on this page, she tells you almost nothing useful. Her hint system flipflops between stating the obvious and making irrelevant comments on her surroundings, usually only being useful if the puzzle relies on Paperization. The fact that [[spoiler: she has a HeroicSacrifice during the final boss is negated by wish power undoing her death moments later. Even if her death caused an AlasPoorScrappy, her near-instant revival cheapens the moment.]]
* People who wanted Wario and Waluigi (or just about anyone else) to be playable in ''New Super Mario Bros. Wii'' and its sequel ''U'' are not fond of the yellow and blue Toads.
* Birdo’s [[ShesAManInJapan gender confusion]] and [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor inconsistent character alignment]] has earned [[MindScrew him/her/it]] this reputation. It's not helped by the annoying sounds she makes and the fact that spinoffs usually pair her with Yoshi.
* Huff N. Puff is hated for being what many people believe to be the [[ThatOneBoss hardest required boss]] in the original Paper Mario.
* In so far as an item can be TheScrappy... The infamous Blue Shell from MarioKart. Combine a seeking projectile that cannot be blocked, and goes directly for whoever's in first with rubber-band AI. Everyone sighs when they hear it coming.
** Also the Lightning Bolt which hits everyone, is impossible to dodge unless you're invincible at the time, and is spammed by the computer relentlessly in the later games, especially on the last laps of the races.
** The one item that can compete with the Blue Shell is the Thunder Cloud. The one that gets it gets a slight speed boost, but when the time is over, he'll get hit by a shrinking thunder and the only way to prevent it is to ram into another racer. The worst part it's when it pops out when you're in the last places.
** Making matters worse is that, since Double Dash (GC), all the above forces you to forfeit/drop items upon hit, meaning that you can't play as defensively anymore.
* The Honey Queen in MarioKart 7. Even when we discount her flat character who´s only real purpose is for a Mario Galaxy side-quest, she is often seen as a waste of space, considering that she isn't even a main character and only made a couple minor appearances in SuperMarioGalaxy and it's [[SuperMarioGalaxy2 sequel]]. Many fans would've much preferred [[EnsembleDarkhorse Waluigi]] to be a playable character over her.
** And it´s funny because [[BaseBreaker Waluigi]] himself was a Scrappy for quite a while. Fans weren´t very much enthusiastic regarding his presence, and he was branded as a "Wario rip-off". Then, [[CharacterDevelopment his character grew into something larger]], and he nowadays is more of a [[BaseBreaker Base Breaker]].
** ''Mario Kart 8'' introduced two new questionable characters in Baby Rosalina, who like Baby Daisy, has no basis in any previous games. The other is Pink Gold Peach, who is just a heavier re-skin of Peach, and unlike Metal Mario in ''Mario Kart 7'', also has no basis in any other game.


Frankly I don't think [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Vriska]] qualifies, at least not anymore. She fails three out of four of the requirements.
* '''Hated by fans (TheScrappy):''' Again, ''hated''. Not merely "splitting." She's a divisive character, yes, but to the point where the turns off ''most'' of the fanbase and they actually don't like her at all. Also, the Scrappy is ''unintentionally'' disliked, and this was invoked.
* '''Loved (or worshipped) by the writers (CreatorsFavorite):''' The only one I'd argue that she passes, but I'd like to say that you can't judge the author's opinions by some self-insert lampshading. Otherwise we can accuse him of being a pedo.
* '''Put into big scenes for no reason (CharacterFocus):''' ...Not really much of that. She wasn't introduced in the first part, and in the third part, she's only a part of this ghost team that's out to kill Lord English (I don't know how related this is, but what she's doing isn't that unique: ''Everyone'' seems to be making some plan or another to prepare for fighting the guy). She does not receive that much screentime in Act 6, and most of her appearances in Acts 5 or 6 usually have some purpose to them or are tied to the plot in some way, so she hardly gets big scenes "for no reason." I mean, by ghost characters, yeah she gets a lot of screentime, but in the bigger picture, does comparing her to the fodders that inhabit the Dream Bubbles instead of the still-alive characters really give strong evidence?
* '''Talked up by the other characters (CharacterShilling):''' Who actually does this? My memory's a bit fuzzy, but I think it was limited to John, Tavros, and the self-insert. Few other characters in the comic can stand her, and most are afraid of her. Even then, John has confessed that he thinks he hates her behind her back, and it's made pretty clear that she's still kind of a jerk overall. Regardless, one to three characters and on the occasion really doesn't

Bottom line, Creator's Pet is "A character fans loathe yet the maker cannot get enough of and the series showers them with undeserved screentime and praise," not "A character who splits the fanbase (and from what I've seen it's mostly "Is she good or evil," not so much "Does she completely ruin the comic or not," but I am very willing to believe the latter exists seeing how RuinedFOREVER is a thing and all, especially in a story that changes itself up so much like this) yet the creator likes and they're also relevant to the main plot but really mostly in one arc while they've hit the sidelines more recently."

CreatorBacklash: [Ignore this]
* ''Dave Strider Gets Bit by the Love Bug'', despite being extremely popular with the fandom both [[SoBadItsGood ironically]] and [[NarmCharm unironically]] to the extent that the followup game to [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} the original canon]] gave a detailed ShoutOut to it, is massively hated by all four of the developers. It managed to influence several fanworks to the point where it practically invented a genre, has several devoted fan sequel-projects going for it, a fairly popular fanventure that updates regularly and is nearing the 1,000 page mark, and fans continue to cry for a sequel even though half of the creators have other, individual projects they'd rather work on, the other half lost interest in ''Homestuck'' period, and all four of them have repeatedly shot suggestions down. Needless to say, [[ToughActToFollow many of their other projects have not gotten the same amount of hype.]]