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Some people skip the funny pages. [[DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck These are the times]] we wish we were such people.

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Series with their own articles:
* ''DethroningMoment/ForBetterOrForWorse''
* ''DethroningMoment/{{Garfield}}''
* Tropers/DynamiteXI: ''{{ComicStrip/Baldo}}'' got dethroned when the major character Smiley [[CharacterDerailment abruptly transformed]] from a likable {{Tomboy}} to an unlikable AlphaBitch within a couple of days, which apparently was used as an excuse to [[PutOnABusToHell write her out of the comic strip]]. Never mind that Smiley was literally a GirlNextDoor, and yet still hasn't been [[BrotherChuck seen or mentioned]] in the comic [[PlotHole since 2006]]...
* jaredthedecimator: Peanuts is my favorite comic strip, but there's one strip that bothered me. In one storyline from the summer of 1965, Charlie Brown meets a lonely kid named Roy at camp. The two quickly become friends, and it seems like Charlie Brown has finally found someone who is just like him. But this is all thrown out the window when Roy writes a letter to his father. In his letter, he states that he never really considered Charlie Brown as a friend, but only pitied him. In my opinion, this was a very cheap way to throw out a new major friend for Charlie Brown. Even worse, after this storyline, Roy quickly faded away, with his only other appearance of note being the strip that introduced Peppermint Patty.
* Tropers/{{Clam15}}: For me, it was the July 24th, 2011 {{ComicStrip/Blondie}} strip. In this strip, Dagwood's boss goes nuts. He furiously berates Dagwood for [[FelonyMisdemeanor asking for greater health care]] while, and at the same time, he delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. Such hypocrisy has presented itself in prior strips, but never in this fashion. I only hope that this is a happy accident and such strips won't present itself in the near future. But, still... ugh.
* Tropers/{{MadMan400096}}: [[http://www.grimmy.com/images/MGG_Archive/MGG_2012/MGG-2012-01-22.gif This]] ComicStrip/MotherGooseAndGrimm strip. Basically, Grimmy gets annoyed by a guy saying "No problem" instead of "You're welcome". Forget the fact that it's an incredibly petty reason to complain, he actually attacks the poor bastard for saying it again. That's right. A dog physically attacking a person for something that only bothers a small percentage of people. I mean, it's established the Grimmy has JerkAss tendencies, but that's typically only because of his being a dog. This was just being a dick. It's pretty much the same kind of comedy you'd find in a later episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
* BlackbirdMizu: For me, it's the March 16, 2012 strip of ''{{ComicStrip/Luann}}''. Gunther is scared of getting romantic with a girl and Luann suggests he might be gay. Which wouldn't be so bad, hell, would actually be pretty good to suggest such a thing in a non-condemning way. But then one part of her line of reasoning was that he was an only child raised by his mom. Really, Luann? Really? That's a moronic and offensive thing to suggest, a person's sexuality has nothing to do with how many parents they have or what gender those parents are.
** Tropers/{{Bjshipley1}}: ''{{ComicStrip/Luann}}'' just outdid itself with the July 2012 storyline, turning the whole Luann/Quill WillTheyOrWontThey thing into a ShaggyDogStory. The very minute they decide to get romantic, his phone rings and he has to move back to Australia, likely never seeing her again. I've always preferred the Brad storyarcs to the Luann ones; this just proved why. A complete slap in the face to anyone who sat through the whole storyarc.
*** {{Tropers/Tuckerscreator}}: This moment indeed. Worse considering the author has done this twice, the first time being Aaron Hill. They subscribe to the ShippingBedDeath trope. And why, considering they're successfully portraying a relationship with Brad and Toni?
*** {{Tropers/KrisSimsters}}: I would like to add another ''{{ComicStrip/Luann}}'' dethroning moment of suck to the mix, Luann and Quill's breakup arc. They took a really long time with this breakup and adding in Pru as to make it seem Quill was going to leave Luann for Pru. First off, these two have been having problems of their own for years now, ever since Quill came back to America from Australia (and even beforehand). Greg Evans has made Quill out to be a bad guy and Luann out to be the girlfriend who complains instead of talking things out. Its later revealed during the post-breakup arc that Pru is a lesbian, something that Quill might have known beforehand and decides to not tell Luann. This makes Quill to be more of a bad guy than he already is and at this point, the Quill hating as gotten to the point that I want to possibly drop this comic series for a while.
* Tropers/DeckardCanine: We usually put up with ''{{ComicStrip/Frazz}}'' when it gets preachy, but it got a lot of complaints when Frazz surreptitiously swiped the batteries from a student's handheld game console in order to force him to enjoy his vacation in more traditional ways. That's not just militant; that's petty theft. And in RealLife, in all likelihood, neither the kid nor his parents would appreciate this loss of diversion.
* Tropers/CandyCane14: (sigh)... I hate how in the comic version of ''ComicStrip/USAcres'', Wade Duck's the pointless ChewToy [[DesignatedMonkey 'for the Lulz']], but I'm trying to explain how a December arc was spoiled because Wade was the pointless ChewToy. The Christmas arc from 1988 (2012 in Garfield.com). Most of the strips in the arc were cute and funny but Wade's role in this was sickening. In one strip, Wade looked up the chimney to see if Santa's there, [[http://garfield.com/us-acres/2012-12-19 and then this happens.]] [[SarcasmMode Oh, ha... ha... ha.]] Next Wade goes up the roof to see if Santa's there and Santa and the reindeer haven't landed yet (even though in the very last strip, we saw his bag go down the chimney!) and one of the reindeer lands on Wade, crushing him... [[SarcasmMode ha... ha, my sides are splitting.]] Not! O.K., there's two things majorly wrong with this. One, having an innocent character like Wade, get hurt for the hell of it. [[DudeNotFunny Not Funny!]] Two, the former ruined the whole last strip of the Christmas arc, [[http://garfield.com/us-acres/2012-12-25 where the farm animals were waiting for Santa.]] If the Christmas bag fell on Wade [[NegativeContinuity wouldn't the other animals already know that Santa's here?]] And they recently made the chimney so it left a huge plothole! Also, how come the Strip [[OutOfFocus doesn't have Wade hang out with the other gang except for the first and last strip of the Christmas arc?]] He wasn't even [[LovableCoward acting afraid through the whole arc]] so there was no point of why Wade didn't participate helping them, make the chimney or figuring out what to leave for Santa. And the final strip of this arc was so heartwarming too... they shouldn't have made Wade such a senseless ChewToy in the comic, and (if they ever decide to make new strips) they should tone it down like they did in the cartoon version.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''
** philipthepatsy: ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' is one of my favorite comic strips, but there was one story arc that really made me dislike Paige. In it, Paige gets an "autographed" photo by her favorite boyband, [[Music/{{NSYNC}} The BackSync]] [[Music/BackstreetBoys Boys]] (autographed is in quotation marks, because Andy said there was only one signature of the band's name, meaning that, more than likely, none of the band members signed it at all.) Paige obsesses over the stupid thing, until Andy convinces her that she'll watch it while Paige is at school. Of course, this being Foxtrot, Quincey escapes from his cage and eats it. Paige comes home and throws massive tantrums, leading Andy to do special favors and spoil her for forgiveness, such as buying her expensive things and give her shrimp cocktail for dinner. That is, until Andy gives Paige a bunch of copies of the autographs from the mail, saying that Paige must have sent in a dozen requests (and furthering the fact that it's probably just a forum letter). In the end, Paige asks for forgiveness, which Andy gives her without any arguement or disdain. While it's nice for Andy not to hold a grudge, she shouldn't have broken down and spoiled Paige like that. It's pretty out of character for Andy, who would have normally given a long lecture to her kids if anything bad were to happen. The fact that she did all of those nice things for Paige is just poor parenting. Sure, she promised to watch over the stupid "autograph", but she's only human. It's not like she can watch the damn thing at every waking moment. Sure, she could have kept it out of Quincey's reach, but even so. Paige may be a BrattyTeenageDaughter, but she's hardly ever a spoiled brat.
** Tropers/KoopaKid17: A mid-90s strip had Jason thinking that Paige left her breakfast oatmeal unattended. What does he do? [[{{Squick}} He spits in it]]. Holy hell, something is wrong with this kid if he hates his sister this much. I would have loved to have seen [[ButtMonkey Peter]] (since the oatmeal was his) beat the crap out of him.
* Tropers/RadicalEd: While I've never liked ComicStrip/RexMorganMD, an arc that is pissing me off more than anything else is the subplot in which Sarah, who isn't even a pre-teen, can apparently walk into an art museum, show the curator something she wrote, and immediately get it published. There was no effort, no struggle, just "I want to write a book... I wrote a book! Now you can publish it." It's essentially a giant middle finger to anyone who has ever struggled to get their written work out there, saying "Look, this kid can do it, that's how easy it is to get published." While Rex Morgan has irritated me before, nothing in it until now has ever made me quite so angry as this little MarySue brat getting everything handed to her with strip after strip talking about how she's so smart and is going to get her book published with such ease.
* {{Tropers/heartauthor}}: I've been a fan of ComicStrip/BabyBlues for many years now, but there's this one strip that's always sort of rubbed me the wrong way. The strip starts with the [=MacPhersons=] eating dinner, and Zoe asking to be excused; Wanda says not until Zoe finishes more of her casserole. That part's fine... but then Darryl begins to get up, saying he wants more casserole. Without warning, Wanda says "Judging by your waistline, I doubt that's a good idea." [[FlatWhat What]]? Okay, Zoe I can understand; she's the child, so it's more realistic that Wanda puts limits on her. But Darryl's her husband; he's perfectly capable of deciding whether or not he wants more dinner. And nowhere in this strip does it mention that Darryl's watching his weight; for Wanda to make a comment like that out of the [[IncrediblyLamePun blue]] was [[JerkAss uncalled for]]. Not only that, but this joke probably wouldn't be as "funny" if [[DoubleStandard Darryl had said that to Wanda]].
** {{Tropers/Dag84}}: The August 15, 2015 strip is what did it for me. In it Wanda gives Wren (a messy baby) Darryl's vintage Star Wars collectibles to play with. Even if you don't know anything about Star Wars it doesn't take a genius to figure out that vintage figures are easily worth hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
* Tropers/AustinDR: Normally I like the comic strip ''Drabble'', but I just absolutely loathed the recent August story arc in which Ralph was competing with his nemesis Steinbauer in a golfing tournament. When it seems like he won, Steinbauer informs the host that Ralph used an extra golf club, since his son miscounted. It then seems like they fix this problem by having Steinbauer get penalized for having a cellphone, and it automatically made Ralph the winner. However, Steinbauner then has him penalized because he also had a cellphone on him. But the absolute worst part of the story arc is that a single-shot golf player ends up winning the tournament even though he had 104 points. Couldn't they have let Ralph win just once?
* Trpoers/legomaniac90: The ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' story where Calvin tries to join a baseball team, with [[EpicFail predictable results]]. The [=DMoS=] comes when the rest of the team gets mad at him for an honest mistake to the point where one kid asks if he can hit Calvin with a baseball bat! But that's not the lowest part. The lowest part comes when Calvin asks the coach if he can sign off and the coach says, "[[JerkAss Ok, quitter! Goodbye]]." I know this strip runs on KidsAreCruel and AdultsAreUseless, but at least Calvin's parents, his teacher, Rosalyn, and Susie are somewhat likable, and even Moe gets his comeuppance once in a while. These guys? Utterly unlikable [[KarmaHoudini Karma Houdinis]].
** Tropers/WildeOscar: At the very least, the coach should have punished the other kid for threatening to hit Calvin with the bat. (Also, how come no girls wanted to play baseball?)
** Tropers/KoopaKid17: While Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic strip, the arc where Calvin has Hobbes tie him to a chair made me shake my head as it ignored Hobbes being MaybeMagicMaybeMundane. Throughout the story, Calvin becomes understandably agitated because his parents are calling him down for dinner. Hobbes becomes a massive JerkAss, going as far as [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown blaming Calvin for any wrongdoing.]] The conclusion is the worst part where Calvin's dad angrily shouts, "You tied yourself up!?" while his son pleads his case. Keep in mind, [[MindScrew it is humanly impossible for a six-year old to tie himself to a chair]] and his father shows no concern whatsoever when he frees Calvin. While Hobbes [[KarmaHoudini sticks out his tongue]] in the final panel, it's heavily implied that [[KickTheDog Calvin's dad spanked him]]. Even worse, although [[CassandraTruth Hobbes got Calvin in that mess in the first place]], he [[NeverMyFault accuses him of lying anyway]]. I know Calvin is often on the receiving end of ButtMonkey moments but all he did was ask Hobbes to tie him up. Other than that, he did nothing to deserve such treatment by his father and Hobbes.
** {{Tropers/youwantit}}: In one strip, after fantasizing about space, Calvin tells his dad that he wishes he could go to the moon. For me, the low point of Calvin and Hobbes is his dad's reaction, "I wish you would too." Sure, Calvin's dad is a huge DeadpanSnarker, but telling your own son you want him to go to the moon with barely anything to warrant it isn't just sarcastic; it's flat-out abusive.
** Tropers/MrMediaGuy2: There's one story arc where a bee lands on Calvin's back, and Calvin is unable to move for fear of the bee stinging him. Hobbes not only refuses to help Calvin ("[[DirtyCoward And have it come after ME?]]"), but he takes advantage of this situation by taking Calvin's comic books, coming back, and spoiling the plot twist in one of them to Calvin! But the ultimate kicker occurs at the end, where Hobbes says the bee is gone, so Calvin moves, but gets stung. Hobbes claims it's Opposite Day, which is why he lied about the bee being gone. I know Hobbes can be kind of a jerk sometimes, but his antics in this arc just crossed the line from funny to cringeworthy.
** {{Tropers/Kenyastarflight}}: Website/{{Cracked}} pointed this out in an article some time ago, and as much as I don't like them I have to agree with them -- Bill Watterson [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome cutting Calvin's Uncle Max out of the strip after a single story arc]] was a mistake. His reasoning behind it was that Max could never call Calvin's parents by their first names, but that feels like a weak excuse, and I actually found Max to be one of the better adult characters in the strip -- it was nice to have an adult who could put Calvin in his place and even outsmart him on occasion. For all I love ''Calvin and Hobbes,'' dropping Max from the strip means a lot of potential for future stories and jokes was sacrificed for the sake of dehumanizing Calvin's parents.
* Tropers/DialgaX: ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}} has some genuinely funny satire but Garry Trudeau's March 23-28, 2010 comics about [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics open carry]] isn't funny. His depiction of gun owners as DumbMuscle, TriggerHappy rednecks isn't a cute parody or a satire; this time it's just plain insulting. It is quite clear that his [[AuthorTract anti-gun]] [[WriterOnBoard bias]] is on display.
* Rabid Badger 1632: I personally believe that ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine is one of the best Newspaper comics out there. However it still isn't without duds. In the earlier days of the strip, there was a running theme of story arcs where Pig would befriend some talking inanimate object, only for them to be killed by Rat in one way or another. Even as a BlackComedy fan, I never really liked any of these series (save for the one time it was subverted), as most of them come off more depressing than funny due to poor execution. But the nadir of these strips is the "Tootie the Gingerbread Man" arc. It starts off with Rat eating the head (yes, only the head) of the aforementioned gingerbread man. The rest of the story is just Tootie slowly dying while Pig continually tries (and fails) to cheer him up. But that's not the worst part. Right before Tootie dies, he tells Pig that his last request is that Pig promise to look after his house and his wife. Cut to a panel of Rat eating both his house and his wife. [[DudeNotFunny Not. Freaking. Funny.]]
** Tropers/{{jmparker78}}: An arc from the early 2010's had Stephan Pastis's comic counterpart getting left by his wife, handling it extremely poorly. For those who don't read the strip, Pastis frequently shows up in his own strip, often the butt of a self-deprecating joke, but while he stresses that the character is not really him, not only does he draw himself to look like himself, he is also married to a woman named Staci, as is the comic counterpart. So when comic Pastis was going through a divorce, using his wife's real name in all the comics, readers weren't sure what to think. Most thought he really was getting a divorce, in which case he was airing his and his wife's issues to the world, but the revelation that only comic Pastis was getting divorced didn't help matters. It just looked like he was trying to make the world think he was getting divorced, and probably making his friends and family wonder if everything was okay between he and Staci. Either way, it was in very poor taste.
* NyukNyuk2000 : While I like ''Webcomic/RipHaywire'', I hate the character derailment of Cobra Carson. Sure, she's never been completely good, but making her completely evil is just plain wrong, and a huge mistake. (We're talking "Jump the shark" huge mistake here.) Would it kill Dan Thompson to just portray her as an anti-hero like she used to be?
** Tropers/{{Freezer}}: To me, it's Thompson having Rip push an in-story ResetButton to avert a world-destroying catastrophe. This was supposed to come at great cost, as it would reset time back to a time long before Rip and Breezy had even met, wiping out their marriage and unborn child. With Breezy and the rest of the cast subsequently reintroduced with little change (with only Breezy not knowing Rip, [[RippleProofMemory but he knew her]]), it was clear the reset was strictly for the purpose making Rip a bachelor again and re-establishing the Rip/[[BettyAndVeronica Cobra/Breezy]] LoveTriangle. It was so jarring, especially given Rip's AngstWhatAngst reaction to it all (not to mention the STRONG tonal resemblance to ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'')I dropped the strip completely.
* LightTigerPeaceGrailRace : [[http://assets.amuniversal.com/1acdcfd00d52013465b1005056a9545d This]] made me lose all my respect for Dog Eat Doug. It features the Loch Ness Monster-esque character talking to Sophie about taking selfies and putting them on Instagram. Then she says she's got a Snapchat Q&A in ten minutes. [[WereStillRelevantDammit It essentially glorifies iPhones, Selfies, Instagram, and Snapchat, all at once!]] I just don't understand why old-running cartoons suddenly decide they need things like iPhones to stay with an audience. It's just not funny, and it won't be funny unless you had an expert on satirizing modern day elements, like Pearls Before Swine. Otherwise, it's just insulting.
* Mr Media Guy 2: ''ComicStrip/PhoebeAndHerUnicorn'' is up there with ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' and ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' as one of my favorite comic strips. Unfortunately, an August 2016 storyline has a low point in the form of Marigold playing "[[VideoGame/PokemonGo PoHumon Go]]". Dana Claire Simpson, I greatly respect you as a cartoonist, but making jokes about [[WereStillRelevantDammit current trends]] rarely works, and usually ends up [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece dating the strip]] when the trend inevitably becomes less popular in just a few years. Thankfully, Dana seemed to realize just how lazy this idea was, and [[AbortedArc ended it]] after just three strips.
* MotivateMe: The entire storyline where Marla goes to bat for Brice to get him a store manager position at the New Hampshire store to help him escape Delman's was ruined by [[http://retailcomic.com/comics/july-27-2017/ this strip right here.]] Yes, I know Brice was an ass when he left Grumbel's. I can see why Marla would still harbor some bitterness toward him. But coming out and saying "I'm a better person than you" to someone who is clearly contrite and trying to make amends is so rude and elitist that I lost all sympathy for her, even considering what Brice had put her through. Coupled with the storyline where she lies to get out of a managers' meeting, Marla is starting to seem NotSoDifferent from [[HateSink Stuart]] [[BadBoss Suchet]].