—Popular chant in the WWE
A character in a series who is loved by one section of the fanbase, and hated by the rest
. The causes are varied: perhaps the character appeals to a certain demographic but is a turn-off to another. Maybe they're a Plucky Comic Relief
who appeals to the sense of humour of some people but falls flat with others. Sometimes they just highlight existing divisions within the fanbase
, or have differing appeal across different cultures
, due to different cultural viewpoints
or other quirks. Either way, some fans like em, some fans don't, little in the way of a middle ground, flamewars ensue
This can happen as a result of Shipping-related savagery
, the divisions often between those who support a rival pairing
or just couldn't care less.
See also Contested Sequel
which is sometimes a result of Base Breaker characters.
No examples, please. Every character in any work of media is one to some extent. This page simply defines the term.