The Scrappy: Western Animation

The original Scrappy in his native environment. Accept no substitutes.note 

Trope Namer

  • Trope Namer Scrappy-Doo from Scooby-Doo (pictured right) was hated by many of the show's longtime fans, with some of the hate coming from his introduction, which happened to be timed with other major retools to the series (specifically dumping half the original cast, switching to a Two Shorts format, and the franchise's first clumsy attempts to lose the Scooby-Doo Hoax), but a great deal of it also being earned by his thoroughly obnoxious behavior of vainly boasting about picking a fight with villains he couldn't hope to harm.

    However, despite how much Scrappy has been loathed and how hard the franchise has distanced themselves from the character, at the time of his introduction, Scrappy was extremely popular. The show was already on the verge of cancellation due to low ratings, leading the writers to create the character in a last-ditch attempt to save it.note  Kids loved him and the ratings sky-rocketed, leading to the various format changes that happened later to give more prominence to Scrappy.

    The 2002 movie, meanwhile, parodies this nicely: the gang are revealed to have kicked Scrappy out several years beforehand for attempting to take over Mystery Inc, going as far as leaving him in the middle of a deserted road (in the same box Scooby found him!) while they drive off. He then is revealed to have been the Big Bad, becomes a hulking monstrosity bent on destroying Scooby and tries to kill the main characters, even going so far as to suck the souls out of Velma, Fred and Daphne. Following his defeat, Scooby PUNCHES HIM. It's gotten so bad that Scrappy is all but edited out of any series or movies he appeared in when they're released on DVD – more specifically the content itself is unchanged, but the trailers, cover art, and descriptions for Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, and The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo reduce Scrappy's presence to a bare minimum if not outright nonexistent. The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show first season DVD features him on the cover, as the title makes it impossible for Warner to hide his presence.

    Cartoon Network has occasionally made reference to the character's hatedom; the oldest Shockwave game on the official site is Scrappy Stinks, having been up since at least 2000. One of their ad bumpers for their 20th birthday has a massive pileup of the network's past and present cartoon characters preparing for a photo shoot, but just before the photo is taken, Jake extends his body to force Scrappy, who was standing right next to him, out of the frame. However, Cartoon Network's sister network loves Scrappy, and they constantly make him "Boomeroyalty".

Other examples

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    American Dad 
  • Reginald the Koala. He's obnoxious and he's written like a bad Marty Stu-eqsue fan-character. It's hard to find anyone who is actually a fan of the character, yet the writers haven't taken the hint. He also got a completely pointless Story Arc (in a show that usually goes out of its way to avoid these) where he tried to hook up with an incredibly out-of-character Hayley, which fans thought was a total waste of time. Reginald was okay for his first appearance in that he was just another of the show's random non-sequitur minor characters that pop up each episode. Plus he was a voiced by an actor who had a cooler, baritone voice that unfortunately was replaced by a more high and nasal sounding one in his next appearance.
  • Steve. He's pretty much a stereotypical horny teenage virgin nerd, whose Flanderization in the 9th season has him often acting like an obnoxious brat to his parents. His behavior in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance" as listed above doesn't help.
  • Hayley. She's pretty much a lazy drug user who bites the hand that feeds her non-stop (AKA Stan) who spends 98% of her dialogue whining and complaining about laws, conservatives, Stan, most things Stan believes and so forth and constantly dumping and getting back together with Jeff until they got married. Her Soapbox Sadie hypocrisy was intended to make her a Not So Different rival for Stan, however since only he is usually the subject of Aesops and comeuppances (see above) she exists more as a Rightly Self-Righteous Karma Houdini with none of Stan's acts of humility or pathos.
  • Jeff, Hayley's on-again-off-again boyfriend and then husband. He's a lazy stoner who has never amounted to anything in his life and likely never will. While he is admittedly much nicer than Hayley, he makes up for it with jaw-dropping stupidity.
  • Debbie. She was originally pretty popular for being a quirky goth and very different from all the love interests Steve has ever had. The problem was, every episode about her after her introduction was them repeatedly breaking up for whatever reason. Coupled with her miniscule developent, she became a source of annoyance with many.

    Family Guy 
Family Guy, as you can see by the number of entries, is a show with very unlikable characters, at least in the audience:
  • Brian turned into this for a large portion of the fanbase in later seasons (although he still has his fans), mainly because he would talk about his beliefs... a lot. In the most pretentious way possible. It finally reached its zenith in episodes like "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" where his end-of-episode speeches could now automatically convert anyone who listened to him. Season 8 even had a Take That, Scrappy! to Brian in the form of a speech from Quagmire touching on all of the criticisms fans were making about Brian in the later seasons. Apparently even Seth MacFarlane realized that people were sick of his Author Avatar and wanted him knocked down a few pegs. It still doesn't wipe away the fact that he can be a jerk.
  • Even the Big Bad Carter is very hated, even much more than Brian. Several fans have perceived him as a total prick even worse than Peter or Lois, unnecessarily cruel, extremely unpleasant, and irritatingly childish and annoying in his moments, especially in later seasons. Makes him even more irritating the fact that he always gets away with every misdeed. And unlike the main characters (which are not specifically saints), he has not a Freudian Excuse nor a reason for his actions.
  • Due to the massive Flanderization, Lois may replace Brian as the show's resident scrappy, since she becomes more of a Jerkass each episode. The fact that she's arguably the most consistent Karma Houdini after Peter likely doesn't help.
    • Quagmire reached these levels after his "Reason You Suck" Speech to Brian. The writers have attempted to correct Brian's ways, while Quagmire kept getting worse. It came to the point where Quagmire just ran over Brian after the loves of their lives dumped them for acting childish. Aside from his petty hatred of Brian, ever since Season 9 or so he's also been reduced to a selfish, non-empathetic, annoying sex maniac.
  • Another Scrappy who's even related to Brian is his cousin, Jasper. Calling him Camp Gay is too liberal; instead suffice it to say that he's a rude conglomeration of almost every offensive gay stereotype ever conceived. He became even worse when the writers decided to make him a key player in an episode advocating gay rights, in one of the most counter-effective attempts at activism ever on the show. This same problem occurred with Quagmire's transexual father way later on. Despite many people considering Jasper to be the homosexual equivalent of the Ethnic Scrappy (especially other gays), Seth MacFarlane stated in an interview that Jasper was supposed to appeal to the gay audience. To say that backfired is a understatement.
    • Convincing Brian to hurt Stewie's feelings and sabotage his play certainly hasn't made him any more endearing.
  • Other characters that were Killed Off for Real also qualify, such as Paddy Tanniger and The Vaudeville Duo. The reason they were killed off was because they're The Scrappy. (And yet, for some reason, those annoying weight-lifting guys live on!)
  • Another one is Carl, Chris's boss. He seems to exist solely for saying random things and adding nothing to the plot. And yet, they made him Yoda (instead of a more suitable character, like Joe or Meg) in their Star Wars episodes. This is probably the reason why he's been Demoted to Extra. On the plus side, he is voiced by H. Jon Benjamin (Coach McGuirk, Bob Belcher, Sterling Archer).
  • Herbert is considered this by some of the fanbase. This is probably due to the fact that he's a one-joke character and because of what he... ahem... hunts for.
  • Conway - You Can Take A Bathroom Break Now Twitty. The fact that he hasn't appeared since the episode which he had a nearly three-minute long scene (in a 23 minute long ep no less) and it was rated the worst episode in the series probably states that the writers got the hint.
  • Connie D'Amico, especially by Meg fans. She's an Alpha Bitch with absolutely no depth who only exists to make Meg's school life a living hell (as if there weren't enough people actively trying to destroy Meg's life).
  • And then there's Vinny, who replaced Brian for a few episodes following "The Life of Brian". He's starting to get some fans, though.
  • Meg herself is an in-universe example. However, it goes a bit too far: we go beyond giving her a Hilariously Abusive Childhood and into Dude, Not Funny!, and the world becomes Scrappy for its treatment of her.

    Looney Tunes 
  • Buddy, the studio's main character from 1933—1935. Unusually for a Scrappy, he wasn't that annoying. In fact, he wasn't really anything at all — his problem was that he had absolutely zero personality, which was compounded by the dull, plotless cartoons that he starred in.
    • This was parodied in the Animaniacs "65th Anniversary Special," where it is revealed that Yakko, Wakko, and Dot gained their popularity by showing up in all of Buddy's cartoons and smashing him with a wooden mallet.
  • A lot of people feel that Tweety deserves this title too, mostly because he was made more for cute appeal rather than humor, though he also has his fans.
    • It should be noted that a lot of Tweety's unpopularity is due to Flanderization and Badass Decay under the direction of Friz Freleng, making his shorts more a Villain Protagonist series with Sylvester. The more capable, deceptively sadistic Tweety made by Bob Clampett (and some of Freleng's earlier works) is more popular.
  • Pepe Le Pew due to how formulaic his shorts are. Also, due to Values Dissonance, Moral Guardians are also quick to categorize the character's humor as Black Comedy Rape nowadays. He still has his fans, though.
  • The series introduced a whole army of Scrappies in the late 1960s, when the original creative staff was dumped and Alex Lovy took over the studio. In a desperate attempt to stay in the game, Lovy created some new characters to supplant the classic line-up, and we were treated to such memorable characters as Cool Cat, Merlin the Magic Mouse, and Bunny & Claude. The new characters proved unimaginative, unfunny and unmemorable, and it was soon game over for the original Looney Tunes series. One "Cool Cat" cartoon even went to the trouble to introduce "Spooky", a seriously dull ghost character, with a mention in the opening titles. A case of hitching your wagon to a sinking ship there. By this point the few original characters still present in the shorts were considered Scrappies as well. Daffy and Speedy in particular due to personality changes and a questionable teamup of the two, though granted outside this era they are Ensemble Darkhorses more than anything else.
  • Apparently, according to several WB sources, Porky Pig is a Scrappy to many creators and executives of the series, explaining his lack of spotlight. Director Frank Tashlin in particular thought Porky was "a terrible character", and resented most of his filmography being devoted to him compared to more abrasive and flexible characters like Bugs and Daffy.
  • The attempted redesign of Elmer Fudd into a taller, much fatter version of himself was so badly-received that only four cartoons were ever made with the design.
  • Henery Hawk from the Foghorn Leghorn cartoons, due to being a Bratty Half-Pint, although he has his fans as well.
  • Not to mention Foghorn himself to Henery fans, for stealing the show, or for simply being a lazy loudmouth.
  • The Roadrunner for doing squat—-he's the supposed star of the show, yet is as much of a Flat Character as you can get.
    • The Road Runner was in fact intentionally made to be unlikable, Chuck Jones wanting the audience's sympathy to be squarely on Wile E Coyote. Any time you actually root for the Road Runner it's not being written properly.
  • The Looney Tunes Show is a Base Breaker between those who think the old characters have become Scrappies and those who think the existing Scrappies (i.e. Lola) have been rescued from the heap.
    • Daffy Duck, while at first a Base Breaker, is rapidly becoming this. He's a Jerkass of the highest order, a one-man Spotlight-Stealing Squad, there is virtually nothing redeeming about him, makes Porky Pig's life a living hell, and pretty much exists to make Bugs look better. Worse, the show goes out of its way to avoid giving him Character Development.
    • Lola, surprisingly, is seen as a Scrappy by fans of her original Space Jam incarnation feeling she was reduced from a tomboyish sporty character into The Ditz. It doesn't help that many fans also find her stalkerish tendencies towards Bugs to veer between utterly annoying and downright creepy. It seems Lola has become quite the Base Breaker regarding whether or not she's a Scrappy in either incarnation.

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 

    The Simpsons 
  • In the Show Within a Show, The Itchy & Scratchy Show, Poochie is viewed as such by the characters in the show. Is it any wonder he becomes a victim of Shoo Out the New Guy?
  • Helen Lovejoy for constantly criticizing everything and being a gossip machine.
  • Ned Flanders himself, everytime the Flanderization goes out of control.
  • Dr. Marvin Monroe with his very raspy annoying voice; it even did damage to voice actor Harry Shearer's real voice (Shearer wanted Monroe removed). Even Matt Groening hated Monroe simply because his voice annoyed him.
  • Springfield becomes a town full of this when they go too far with their harassment of someone. Just check out "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" and "The Boys of Bummer". The fact that they received zero comeuppance for their treatment of Bart in the latter episode makes them hated even more.

    South Park 
  • A large portion of the fanbase view Mr. Garrison as this. While at times he could be rather hilarious, the writers seemed to be heaping more and more unlikable traits onto him. The tipping point is when he became transgendered, it was unsympathetic. The writers then can't decide whether he likes men or women, even having him become a 'lesbian' (which, as Fridge Logic dictates, somehow he always had an attraction to women...which from the early seasons is non-existant).
  • Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo — first appearing in Season 1's Christmas Episode—was originally intended to be an Ensemble Darkhorse Breakout Character à la Slimer (although... see Ghostbusters for how that turned out), and was heavily marketed and designed to be quite Merchandise-Driven. However, his shrill annoying voice, general lack of personality, and role as a pointless gross-out prop led to unpopularity with fans. He has been entirely phased out of later seasons and he only appeared once in a "Hey, remember me?" kind of gag.
  • Towelie, not only in-universe, but in real life. The episode "A Million Little Fibers" didn't exactly help due to being boring. He was acknowledged as "the worst character ever" in his first appearance... and they kept using him.
  • The goth kids have become this for a lot of people, as many believe their decidedly one-note schtick (while funny in the Season Seven episode "Raisins") has gotten old.
  • Butters' parents are hated because they always ground him for no good reason, occasionally beat him, tried to sell him to Paris Hilton, and seem to punish him just for existing.
  • Sergeant Harrison Yates is loathed intensely for being the Replacement Scrappy for Officer Barbrady who is even more stupid and inept. He's incredibly bigoted, hates children especially Kyle. Ultimately he's really just not funny or entertaining to watch, and feels more like a critique of the police more than an actual character.

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987:
    • We have Vernon, a whiny load who pretty much existed to make April look better.
    • Also Burne, April's boss for being a massively unsympathetic jerkass. Made worse by the fact that he was Put on a Bus by the time he could finally be useful to the plot.
    • Lord Dregg is this to some, simply for replacing Shredder and Krang.
    • Carter from the same season, for being a blatant Positive Discrimination Canon Sue and outshining the turtles. Carter has a few fans, but most of them agree that he doesn't really belong on a show like TMNT.
    • Howie, a character who was so hated, he was written out after just two episodes.
    • Zack for being a Kid-Appeal Character in a show that clearly didn't need one.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003:
    • While the Fast Forward season was maligned for many reasons, a substantial amount of the blame is still heaped upon Cody Jones, the descendent of Casey Jones and April O-Neil. While insofar as that he doesn't sound too bad on paper, in practice he was basically The Load added to the existing team dynamic of the turtles and Splinter that had been successful as it was for two decades of stories, with most of the Fast Forward episodes based around him being a turtles fanboy and his uncle conspiring against him just because of a corporate grudge. Though later in the season he did finally become competent and did win some fans, but other people started having the opposite complaints- Cody became the one who ended up saving the day more often then not (especially in "Day Of Awakening") which got him labelled as a Mary Sue to some extent.
    • Out of the 4 turtles, Leonardo is the only one who has a noticeable amount of hate particularly from the Raphael fanbase due to 2 infamous Leonardo scenes. The first was in the 2003 episode "The Ancient One" where Leo injures Splinter in a fit of rage. The fact that anger is often Raphael's downfall but helped Leonardo win a sparring match with his master rubbed many Raphael fans the wrong way. The second occasion is in the 2007 movie where upon finding out that Raphael and the Nightwatcher are both the same person, Leonardo tells him that he's not ready to go solo due to his lack of patience and bad temper. Pretty reasonable until Leonardo spits out the words: "More importantly, I'm better than you."
      • Leonardo's status may also be assisted slightly by his recurring portrayal as the Standardized Leader in the franchise. The other three turtles get their share of criticism, but unique personality and charisma at least helps garner a specific audience to fall back on, while Leonardo is often considered the typical straight faced "boring" one of the group. The 2012 series seems to be trying to rectify this by giving Leonardo more quirky characteristics (one such example is being a fan of a series called "Space Heroes") and struggling with leading his brothers because he only recently started leading them.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012):
    • All of the turtles, save for Leo (usually the least followed one nonetheless!), got into this zone at some point:
    • Michelangelo gets this from one side of the Broken Base, due to feeling the show downplayed his Hidden Depths in favor of making a bigger deal on his humorous side, which results in him being grating due to him missing the point of usually very high stakes consequences.
      • The hate seems to be magnified a bit with him constantly whining about the Rat King's name in the latter's debut episode. Aside from the fact that it seems like a Take That to a classic character with an established history and fanbase, Michelangelo seems to think he has dibs on how villains should name themselves and would not shut up about it for the whole episode.
    • Raphael, due to being a bigger jerk in this series than he's usually depcited, has his fair share of people who dislike him. This has cooled off a bit though, thanks to getting Hidden Depths and toning down his behavior in later episodes.
    • Donnie has landed himself in this by the end of season one. His crush on April was viewed by fans as cute and even endearing during early season one, then suddenly it stopped being referenced to for a few episodes, then it came back but extremely flanderized. More focus starts getting put on it and we get to see Donnie makes less than rational choices because of it. Then there was Operation: Breakout. Raph tells Donnie to leave him out of his attempts at impress April. (Raph clearly didn't like being used like that and was offering some advise he seemed to think was helpful. ) So what does Donnie do? He basically goes on a VERY dangerous rescue mission, by himself, without telling anybody, to get April's dad away from the Kranng. Not only that but he almost gets himself and Mr.O'Neal killed multiple times. All to impress April.
    • Outside of the turtles are the Kraang, as they get this mostly for the fact that once they start talking, they're almost never going to shut up. As time has gone on, the show seems to have tried to phase out the humor aspects, possibly saving them a little.
    • The Pulverizer is quite disliked for being an obnoxious fanboy whose levels of stupidity range from uncanny to mind blowing.
    • Spiderbytez, an intentional case, for being a crude, realistically obnoxious person before his mutation, and only got worse upon it. Does(n't) help that grumpy neighbors like him exist and are one IRL.

    Total Drama 
  • Katie and Sadie. Did nothing except agree with each other all the time, constantly squeeing, fawn over eye candy whether it's Justin, Trent, or Alejandro, occasionally getting into arguments which end with them getting back together, causing their team to lose twice, each with one getting voted off, and... nothing else. It's no wonder why they have yet to actually compete in a season following the first. However, the hatred of them has gone down (read: no one actually talks about them anymore) due to them being seriously Out of Focus.
  • Ezekiel was a Base Breaker when he was a human, but after his feral transformation in World Tour he is now almost universally hated.
  • Revenge of the Island's Staci, due to being little more than one Running Gag about making up false facts. Though this is possibly intentional, to prevent the first contestant kicked off from becoming an Ensemble Darkhorse, given what happened on the first season.
  • Zoey has long been considered this by many fans; reasons for this include her label as "The Indie Chick" which is only shown superficially, her bio claiming her to be from a sheltered background and a loner despite her ease at making friends suggesting otherwise, becoming a part of the Spotlight-Stealing Squad, and a perceived lack of personality throughout. Reasons for this final claim stem from her being a Satellite Love Interest to Mike, their relationship being the almost exclusive focus of her character for two straight seasons. This continues All-Stars as this romantic arc continued to drag out, with Zoey becoming Too Dumb to Live when she doesn't recognize that her own boyfriend has become corrupted by an evil persona despite repeated warnings from her fellow campers, as well as winning nearly half the challenges over the course of the season to ultimately become a finalist alongside her boyfriend; to say that fans found this ultimate outcome to be less than subtle would be an understatement.
  • Mike went from a Base Breaker to this over the course of All-Stars, thanks to being behind a long arc about him going through his mind, him being part of the Spotlight-Stealing Squad for that season and overshadowing many other possible plotlines, and how his comedic portrayal of Multiple Personality Disorder (which is seen as a problem by itself) as well as the Big Bad of the season ends with one of the biggest anti-climaxes of the series.
  • Sam in All-Stars, by being underused. The writers didn't do anything interesting with him, save for getting a poorly done Snap Back when he helped win a challenge, making him a very Flat Character whose only defining traits from the last season (video game obsession and having a crush on Dakota) are very underplayed. Instead, he becomes Chew Toy fodder. And even worse, his inclusion meant more popular and noticeably more heroic Revenge alumni Dawn and Brick would not be included in the cast. As such, he is widely considered one of the least qualified to have been an "All-Star".
  • Dave, who was already a Base Breaker before the season started. Following the severe and record breaking blows to his character like taking a level in jerkass and his Sanity Slippage in "Hurl and Go Seek" and the finale, he has now become one of the most unpopular characters in the series.
  • Leonard. Easily Pahkitew Island's least popular character, with his mental state being severely off the rails, an annoying wizard-gimmick, and the fact he's viewed as being offensive to real-life LARPers. While he may not have the biggest hatedom in the third generation cast, he has overall the least amount of fans to balance out the hate.
  • Sugar from Pahkitew Island. In addition to being an obvious teenaged Expy of Honey Boo Boo & Mama June, she's also a Distaff Counterpart to Owen, who already wasn't the most popular character to the Periphery Demographic, except without his redeeming Nice Guy qualities and as a full-blown Jerkass. She's also responsible for a lot of the infamous moments in that season, including her petty hatred of Ella which ultimately culminated into selling her out to Chris for singing, making it all the way to 3rd place through a very poorly-written contrivance that resulted in her getting Jasmine eliminated, and finally being so much of a Karma Houdini that she gives Duncan a run for his money as she is eliminated due to her own stupidity and lack of talent while also suffering no punishment for any of her actions. It's pretty bad when many fans are hoping that a semi-finalist is retired after only one season.
  • Amy, mainly for her needlessly cruel treatment towards Samey. She's even considered meaner than Heather. And Heather at least played the game well, while Amy never does anything to contribute to the plot besides bully Amy, which seems to be her only purpose. It also doesn't help that she manages to convince most of her team that she's better than Samey by taking credit for everything she ever did.

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  • Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers had a couple.
    • First was Buzzwang, a Kid-Appeal Character android who desperately wanted to be a Ranger, but was just a clueless idiot and kept getting into stupid situations; that he seemed to be obviously patterned after C-3P0 from Star Wars didn't help (although even at his worst Buzzwang wasn't half as annoying as some of the other characters listed here). At a GR marathon with story editor/writer Chris Rowley, he heckled the screen.
    Rowley: Oh, Buzzwang. We wanted to kill him so badly.
    Everyone else in the theater: So did we!
    • Another were the Kiwi Kids. Take Spridle from Speed Racer and multiply by three. It didn't help that Corrine Orr was using variants of her Spridle voice for all three, either.
  • Adventure Time:
    • He is more of a Base Breaker, but the Earl of Lemongrab certainly has a hatedom. It stems from his It's All About Me attitude, being an Entitled Bastard, his annoying, irritating voice and the fact he screams most of his lines like that; and his tendency to adhere to blame anyone except him. And as if he wasn't enough of a jerk, he became even more of a jerk in "Too Old". Then there's his brother/clone, Lemongrab 2, who's just as obnoxious as him, at least until "Too Old", where he was much kinder in comparison to Lemongrab. It's a shame that Lemongrab 2 was eaten by his brother.
    • Ash. He is intensely hated, especially by Marceline fans.
    • Princess Bubblegum can be seen as a Base Breaker, but most fans agree that her actions become less moral as the series goes on. This doesn't even go into her jerkassery in the episode "Wizards Only, Fools." Not to mention ruining Tree Trunks' wedding day and locking her and all the guests up in "Apple Wedding".
  • Nanette Namoir from Angela Anaconda is an invoked example - Angela never misses an opportunity to point out how much she hates Nanette, and in practically every episode, there's an extended Imagine Spot where Nanette gets elaborately humiliated. And in an active defiance of Designated Villain, Angela's hatred is completely and utterly justified - Nanette is a manipulative, selfish, 'fake-French' and downright nasty Rich Bitch who happily goes out of her way to make Angela's life worse. Nanette's Girl Posse, January and Karlene, also get this treatment to a much lesser extent, since they just follow whoever's popular rather than being outright malevolent like Nanette.
    • To some viewers, Angela herself counts as a Scrappy, mainly due to her screechy and annoying voice.
  • Animaniacs:
    • It had the Hip Hippos. The Hip Hippos are a pair of very urbane well... hippos speaking with rather obnoxious faux-Barcelona accents (does not help they tend to talk in nearly histrionic tones). Their main shtick is pretty much "Hippos live upper class life, clueless zoologist tries to trick them into moving back to the wild". Only a few shorts that starred them were made before the production team realized how unpopular they were and relegated them to side characters.
    • The same thing happened to Katie Ka-Boom, though this may have had more to do with the writers realizing she lacked potential as a character. The few shorts featuring her are so formulaic that they're almost indistinguishable.
  • Archer: The show's resident Butt Monkey Cyril, who the majority thinks deserves it. He's rather bland compared to other characters, has not a lot of skill outside of his field (or a lack of aiming skills for that matter), and is the cause of many What an Idiot moments.
    • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Cyril started to win some fans over once he became a field agent in the later seasons and had some badass moments like manipulating a Columbian drug lord (El Contador) and dethroning a dictator (Fillibuster).
    • Pam who was originally well liked by fans became widely disliked in Season 5 with her Character Focus making her very annoying and her What an Idiot moments outnumbering Cyril's. The jokes about her cocaine addition also got old really fast and became an Overused Running Gag.
    • Malory Archer is far by the worse. She is a horrible mother to Archer, and very much the reason why he turn out the way he is. She is terrible boss who lies and manipulates everyone in ISIS for her own ends, and is the cause of everything that happened in season 5.
  • D.W. Read from Arthur is disliked by the fandom because she gets little to no punishment for her actions. She also behaves like a bratty child even considering her age, and she usually acts as though she is superior to others.
    • Kate and Pal also qualify, mostly due to them starring in episodes that feature them talking to one another a la Rugrats. Note that they do not do this in other episodes of the series and pratically never interact (IE: speak) to any of the older characters in the series. Many fans find these episodes a far-too-jarring shift from the usual formula of the series and wish that Kate and Pal never spoke in the first place.
    • Muffy and her father Ed Crosswire tend to receive a lot of hate as well.
    • What about Ladonna and her little brother from Season 16? As if the new, cheap animation wasn't bad enough, PBS added two annoying, pointless characters to show us that they're in charge.
    • The Tibble Twins are not very well liked, due to the fact that they are both very bratty and dimwitted, and very rarely get punished for their actions. While they may have a Freudian Excuse (their parents aren't around, so they are taken care of by their grandmother, who seems to spoil them), that doesn't excuse the fact that they misbehave so much, they make D.W. look like a saint in comparison. Also, they've become incredibly overexposed over the years.
  • The New Adventures of Batman had Bat-Mite.
    • This was sent up in Batman: The Brave and the Bold by having Batman be constantly annoyed by him. Brave and the Bold also rescued him from the heap by turning him into a Fourth Wall Observer who goes to comic conventions and references the existence of multiple Batman cartoons.
    • In the series finale, Bat-Mite is messing with the show in an attempt to get it cancelled. He deliberately adds in an annoying character the fans will hate. At first it appears to be Ace the Bat-Hound, but it turns out to be his nephew Punchy, an obvious Scrappy expy.
  • Ben 10: Alien Force: Despite having not done much of anything, good or bad, Julie has become the fandom's Scrappy surprisingly fast. She's the Scrappy because by many she's seen as a barrier in the path of the fan preferred Gwen/Ben, or for the Ho Yay Shipping fans, Kevin/Ben. She got Rescued from the Scrappy Heap around season 2, though.
    • A lot of hate comes from the fact that many see her as unneeded/unwanted; had the show wanted a love interest so badly, they easily already had one in Kai Green, the Native American girl from the first series who supposedly went on to marry Ben in the Ben 10,000 future. Then again, Kai herself has her fair share of haters, considering the one episode where she appeared in the Original Show had her be interested in Ben only because she wanted to tame one of his forms as a pet. When Omniverse's writers had Julie break up with Ben and brought back Kai, the reaction was just as bad as it was when Julie was introduced.
    • Anodites aren't a very well received species due to what many feel are an incredibly confusing and pointless retcon as well as being completely overpowered, with the few representatives (Sunny and Verdona, though mostly Verdona for her admitted favoritism to Gwen and actually aggressively attacking her own grandson) not being well-liked either.
    • Ben 10: Omniverse has this trope applying to almost all background comedic characters, but Blucik and Driba deserve a special mention. They have pretty much become the franchise's own Jar Jar Binks by now.
  • Captain N: The Game Master: While many fans of are unhappy with the personality and appearance changes made to the title character's supporting cast, they also tend to hate...
    • Game Boy, a mid-series addition to the team who rarely did anything useful. It didn't help that Game Boy was introduced in the most illogical way possible. Princess Lana's dad, who is trapped in another dimension, sends Game Boy to them via a warp portal that only opens once per decade. He thinks Game Boy will be able to help them in the war against Mother Brain... but by doing so, the king gives up his own chance to go through the portal, despite the fact that his return would have probably ENDED the war.
    • Mega Man (Classic) also because of his voice and Verbal Tic, and the fact that he was green instead of blue, despite being nicknamed the Blue Bomber. This also applies to most of the robot masters, if nothing else for their ridiculous character designs, especially Cut Man, who will haunt your nightmares.
    • "Kid Icarus" for his voice and Verbal Tic, plus a tendency to screw up badly.
  • Clarence:
    • Clarence has many detractors. Some don't find his actions that funny and wish he wasn't involved with every episode.
    • Jeff, for his freakouts (often considered over-dramatic and uncalled for) and his rather creepy opinion on girls and his social ranking. When he got A Day in the Limelight, "Average Jeff," it only put him further into the heap instead of away.
  • William Dunbar from Code Lyoko tends to suffer this from many fans of the series; aside of the obvious reason, he has been criticized by fans as an unnecessary character who only created more tension in Ulrich's and Yumi's relationship that made it even less likely to be solved than it already was (whereas you would have expected the opposite), being an annoying Stalker with a Crush, and getting a pretty big focus through the show that would have been far better used on the protagonists, or even Sissi. Season 3 and 4 had him partially Rescued from the Scrappy Heap by making him The Dragon to XANA and giving him a Tear Jerker moment in the finale, but he is still a largely despised character, to the point where his clone is more popular than he is.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door:
  • Eustace Bagge from Courage the Cowardly Dog. An Four Eyes, Zero Soul Jerkass and Ungrateful Bastard at his worst, he is always bring cruel to his dog even though the latter saves the former's life many times. What makes him even worse is that he hired several villains to kill Courage, even going as far as using his own wife, Muriel, as bait. It's immensely satisfying that he's the Butt Monkey of his show.
  • Here's a clever In-Universe example: In the Cow and Chicken episode "Squirt the Daisies", in one of the virtual reality games that Chicken plays when the Red Guy invites him over to play some, he finds a turtle who constantly tells him the object of the game to be so annoying that he reacts, "How's about, 'Kick da turtle! Kick da turtle!'"
  • Danny Phantom: The one-shot villains of the much maligned season three of the series are met with general fan distaste. This is mostly due to the fact they have little depth to them, all want pretty much the same goals (WORLD DOMINATION!), and that the main differences between them are essentially their respective powers (IE: Undergrowth controls plants, Vortex controls the weather, etc.). Several fans hate Vortex in particular simply because his voice is so annoying. Admittedly though, their motivations are different; Nocturne wants to feed off of dream energy to increase his power and Undergrowth is essentially a ghostly ecoterrorist that thinks that the best way to protect the environment is to turn mankind (who he refers to as "a weed in the garden of life") into fertilizer.
  • Daria is a rather interesting case. Due to Ship-to-Ship Combat, Tom wound up going from being one of the most loved characters in the series to the most hated. But in later years, Tom has actually been given a much nicer treatment... since you can't swing a cat without hitting a couple Tom-bashing fanfics or fanfics where Tom's existence is flat-out denied in favour of Daria x Jane or even weirder pairings like Daria x Mr. DeMartino.
  • Due to abandoning Superman in his time of need by being willing to let Supergirl die in the series finale of Superman: The Animated Series and then using Superman's rightful anger at him for stabbing him in the back as an excuse for a Face-Heel Turn in Justice League Unlimited, Professor Emil Hamilton is very much hated in the DCAU fandom.
  • Zuffy, the Small Annoying Creature from Defenders of the Earth.
  • During season 3 of Drawn Together, in a parody of Hostel, they show a gag of Scrappy being tortured, his intestines being ripped out and put on a scale, much to the delight of many fans who hated said character.
  • The Dreamstone:
    • Spildit is whiny, annoying, bratty, and only seems to have been introduced because they felt they had to. Double Scrappy points for being the 'niece' of one of the main characters.
    • There's also Wildit, who was not part of Mike Jupp's original character designs and was far too good at everything, being the main reason the bad guys lost in the vast majority of episodes she appeared, and thus demoting the Noops to incompetent Tagalong Kids, particularly in the early seasons.
    • The rest of the hero ensemble (particularly Rufus and Amberley) tend to go in and out with fans, largely due to contributing far less to the show's slapstick than the more colorful Urpneys and their occasionally gratuitous treatment towards Sgt. Blob and his goons, along with a tall order case of Tastes Like Diabetes throughout, though probably lean more as Base Breakers. For what it's worth the show did try to tone down all of these problems for the last third or so.
  • Ducktales:
    • It can be argued that Webby is a Base Breaker at least, being essentially the female edition of the duck triplets. Probably classes as Annoying Younger Sibling, but she did have quite a few Awesome Moments to neutralize some of her Tastes Like Diabetes moments. It could have to do with the fact that she's a Purity Sue mixed with a Damsel Scrappy. She often got in trouble or captured, forcing everyone else to drop everything so they could come to her aid. When that wasn't the case, whenever she was directly involved in an episode's story she'd almost always be the one to save the day, often making the other characters look completely incompetent by comparison (for example, one episode has her pulling a Big Damn Heroes and saving Launchpad from drowning since he doesn't know how to swim... EVEN THOUGH SEVERAL EPISODES BEFORE THIS HAVE HAD THE GANG GO UNDERWATER AND HAVE SHOWED HIM SWIMMING JUST FINE).
    • Bubba is a much better example, since his appearance is officially when the show had jumped the shark. This is so bad that he was Put on a Bus shortly after starring in a few episodes.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy:
    • Sarah certainly falls under this. She's an annoying brat of a child who pretty much does nothing but act bossy towards the other characters (Including her Morality Pet, Jimmy), is loud and obnoxious, and pretty much ABUSES Ed (who, for the most part, is unbelievably nice/loyal to her... when he's not fearing her) both physically and verbally while being a Karma Houdini (IE: "Ed, you have to do as I say no matter what, or I'll tell Mom!").
    • Kevin is also hated for being a massive Jerkass towards the Eds even when they don't do anything to him. Granted, he had good reasons to hate the Eds, but some of his actions were inexcusable.
    • Jimmy isn't well-liked by the fans either. He's probably the second most disliked character behind Sarah. Most of the stems from him being "weak" and "girly" and crying a lot. Plus, he gets a lot of backlash from the episode "If It Smells Like An Ed" because he was the main antagonist of it. The episode has aired 10+ years ago, and it is what fans best remember him for, despite it being the only occurrence of it and the fact that everything was Played for Laughs.
    • Out of the Kankers, Lee. Marie is considered intriguing and good looking, May has Hidden Depths and the most sympathetic personality. Lee, on the other hand, is seen as obnoxious and unattractive so she's the one who gets the most hate.
  • Fairly OddParents: Even before he appeared, Sparky was one. After his first episode he became immediately despised for his reckless, irresponsible, clueless, selfish, and downright obnoxious behavior. He destroyed most of Dimmsdale, made Cosmo stupider, almost flooded Dimmsdale and just about as Timmy was about to give him back for his behavior, he saw a video of Sparky thanking him for doing stuff most people do with their dogs and saying he's the best owner ever despite Timmy insulting him (something none of his past owners did). Making him a Creator's Pet (no pun intended). If Sparky had existed before that trope was created and character named tropes became frowned upon, some people think it might have been named after him.
    • There's also Vicky, who is nothing but a cruel, sadistic, bitch with a black hole for a heart (literally). Her whole existence is to make Timmy's life hell, which is the reason why he has fairy godparents. Unlike other antagonists like Crocker and Foop, who have more character and humorous appeal, Vicky is nothing but evil with no other redeeming qualities.
    • As the series has undergone an undeniable Seasonal Rot, Flanderization has taken effect, elevating some characters into shameful charicatures of their former selves. While some people find Crocker's repetitive schemes mildly funny, there are those who see the character as a loud and annoying shell of a man instead of the Jerkass Woobie he used to be. Poof has gotten a lot of hate as well, as some fans argue that the show's downhill spiral happened near his introduction. In fact, even Timmy himself has Taken a Level in Jerkass.
    • It's also worth mentioning the progressiveness of Cosmo's Idiot Hero status. Think he can't get any stupider? Think his voice can't get any goddamn higher? Well guess again!
  • Even though he was voiced by the great Harvey Korman, The Great Gazoo from The Flintstones has to warrant a mention.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends:
    • By far the most hated character to ever enter the show was Bendy. He pretty much fools Herriman and Frankie into believing and loving him while he does terrible things around the house and ends up getting Bloo screwed over for it. Bloo, being not very bright, decides to trap Bendy in a situation where they would have to acknowledge that Bendy was guilty of something wrong only to end up screwing himself into destroying most of the house while "Bendy took a cookie." Most fans see this as a bit ridiculous after Bendy gets away with everything. His episode got such a negative reaction from fans that Lauren Faust publicly apologized for writing it.
    • Mr. Herriman himself is hated by a number of fans for being a tightwad and his extremely overbearing and judgmental attitude to the entire cast. And especially so (and an Ungrateful Bastard at that) to Frankie throughout the entire show's run. He constantly calls her a slacker when all she does is clean, cook, and tend to the tenants of the foster home all day and night without any help whatsoever and gives her no time to spend on herself. His constant nagging towards Frankie also happens to be the sole reason for the events of the show's movie, Destination Imagination.
    • There's also Goofball John Mcgee, who is hated by a large number of fans because he acted like a Diabolus Ex Machina for Frankie.
    • Dutchess gets her share of hate for her jerkass personality and horrible appearance. She's even a scrappy In-Universe by the other residents of Fosters.
    • Cheese became a Base Breaker upon subsequent appearances for viewers who found him one-dimensional and all too likely to screw things up for everyone else.
  • Futurama:
    • Mr. Wong. Sexist, stupid, and demeaning to everyone, he's earned a lot of haters who wished he died in Into the Wild Green Yonder. And given that sexism and possessive behavior towards one's children are Chinese stereotypes, he might even qualify as an Ethnic Scrappy.
    • The "Susan" butt boil is quickly getting a lot of this for various reasons, such as it being an already outdated joke in an already topical-heavy episode, and for just having a really annoying voice.
    • Zoidberg seems to be the in-universe Scrappy to the other characters as he is positively disliked or treated with apathy by everyone (bar Fry), but he's very popular amongst fans.
    • Cubert is also rather disliked. The thing is, the creators intended him to be unlikable as a parody of a Creator's Pet, so... mission accomplished?
    • Leela's parents, Morris and Munda, are also rather disliked by fans. A lot of it comes from the fact that they separated for silly reasons just to get an episode's plot going, and they tend to be shoehorned into every episode they appear.
  • Garfield and Friends had an in-universe example with the Buddy Bears. They were there to irritate Garfield and parody the then-current state of educational television, as well as to savagely mock The Complainer Is Always Wrong (the trope that showrunner Mark Evanier – who, incidentally, also created Scrappy – hates more than anything).
  • Godzooky from Hanna-Barbera's The Godzilla Power Hour.
    • And even Godzooky himself is nothing compared to the human characters in the series. Bland, one-dimensional characters whose only purposes are to either A.)Get attacked/captured by the Monster of the Week and/or B.)Summon Godzilla to solve all of their problems for them. Say what you will about Godzooky. At least he actually does something other than say "Oh, no! (Insert monster here) is destroying the city/attacking the Tagalong Kid! We must summon Godzilla!"
    • The webcomic Sluggy Freelance has Torg mention this once in quasi-TVTropeish terms, resulting in the without knowing the context completely brain-damaged-sounding sentence "Godzookie [sic] is the Scrappy-Doo of Godzilla."
  • Hey Arnold!:
    • Lila is widely disliked for two reasons: a reasonable one (she's an "ever-so" irritating parody Purity Sue), and a... not-so-reasonable one (Die for Our Ship in regards to Arnold/Helga, even though she repeatedly states she doesn't "LIKE like" Arnold and isn't a real threat to the ship, regardless of what Helga might think). It doesn't help that she has a tendency to lead Arnold into thinking he may have a chance, only to crush his hopes when he asks if there's anything between them, but that was really a problem with the Romantic Plot Tumor of later seasons as a whole and not just Lila.
    • Tied with Lila is Olga, Helga's older sister. The show established some Hidden Depths with her, however it also made her a Hypocrite who goes out of her way to get her parent's attention. Not to mention she doesn't seem to grasp the extent of Helga's Parental Neglect nor does she seem to follow through with promises she made to Helga. For example, when Olga becomes an assistant teacher for Helga's class, Helga pleaded with her to keep any embarrassing stories out. Olga either forgets, or deliberately tells an embarrassing story to the class after Stinky fails a test.
    • Brainy also, mainly because his appearances turned into overused jokes, along with his creepy Stalker with a Crush tendencies towards Helga.
    • Probably the most despised character is Iggy from "Arnold Betrays Iggy". The episode only need be watched for one to understand exactly why this is. He was in fact written out of the show after the episode.
    • Quite a few of the older kids such as Wolfgang and Jamie O are despised by fans mostly for being terrible Jerkasses towards Arnold and friends and receive little to no castigation for being so.
    • Gerald's younger sister Timberly is disliked by most of the fandom due to her being an Annoying Younger Sibling and often getting in the way or ruining Arnold and Gerald's plans. The episode "Chocolate Turtles" being an example.
  • Weasel from I Am Weasel had many "talents". These included: this trope, Invincible Hero, and Mary Sue. When first introduced, he was the "man" who could do no wrong and everyone in the show worshiped him, while his "rival" I.R. Baboon had no friends of his own and often got the crap-end of the stick by the episode's end. Weasel wasn't well liked by the fans who, in the end, only seemed to watch it for the real star, Baboon. The creators realized this after some number of episodes, and took a different approach instead. Now Weasel and Baboon were partners and, though Weasel was still the multi-talented fellow of the two, he now could, and would, receive just as much punishment as his less intelligent counterpart.
  • Babu, from the cartoon version of I Dream of Jeannie, has no such moments. A man-boy of the first order, his magic ALWAYS causes disaster and in one particularly cringe-worthy episode, he runs away after getting chewed out by the other characters for messing things up. This isn't some sulk on a park bench, he literally grabs a teddy bear, raids the fridge and scampers off somewhere until the other characters apologize.
    • It doesn't help that Babu was voiced by Joe Besser, who was often seen as a Scrappy to some people of the Three Stooges fandom.
  • Inspector Gadget had Corporal Capeman, who was added in the second season as part of an attempt to make it more different from the first season, as well as an obviously shameless attempt to boost low ratings. He was an extremely idiotic superhero wanna-be that looked like a nerd (complete with oversized eyeglasses) and idolized Inspector Gadget (despite Gadget referring to Capeman as "Capman"). As a result, Gadget soon became Capeman's mentor. But Capeman, unfortunately, was stupider than Gadget, who was also an idiot himself. Capeman didn't appear in all the episodes during this season though, which lead to some rather confusing continuity.
  • Invader Zim: Gaz, Dib's selfish and abusive sister, who seems to exist solely to make his life hell and get away with it. Near the end of the series, she got worse, beating him up violently for trivial offenses and generally Flanderizing. One of the unaired scripts even has her see Zim clearly dying from withdrawal of his PAK and almost leave him to die, and Zim has to lie to get her to even lift a finger. (Considering Zim is a Villain Protagonist, this isn't objectively a Moral Event Horizon, but it still earns audience antipathy.) Her hatred probably isn't as big as the others on this page, but it's still understandable.
  • Buttons from Iron Kid has all the trappings of Scrappydom, being an annoying talking robot dog intended for comic relief, and does very little to help the heroes whatsoever.
  • In Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Pepper became this for many people. Being both useless and fangirling over Tony are the two main contributing factors. The fact that she cannot stop talking at any given point and her incredible knack for getting captured/into deep trouble in later episodes is not helping her case. Her saving grace is her occasional ability to do something useful to help Tony, but the fewer of these moments she has, the more annoyed the fandom gets by her. It doesn't help that she's competing with Whitney Stane, an Action Girl who constantly demonstrates that she genuinely cares about helping Tony. And it really doesn't that the version of Pepper in the Iron Man movie behaved more like that herself. Ironically enough, Pepper actually started as an Ensemble Darkhorse and the reason a lot of people gave the show a chance. How things did change. Ironically she herself seems to be aware of this status about herself, which is why she wanted an armor so she wouldn't be so useless to the team. She finally got one near the end of the second season which seemed to give her a Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
  • Jackie Chan Adventures:
    • Jade Chan often acts before she thinks, is selectively deaf to the word 'no' and variants thereof, directly causes the problems in more than a few episodes that revolve around her, and she tends to steal the spotlight from the rest of the cast (in other words, she's ten). From the second season onward, Jackie Chan Adventures pretty much became The Jade Show making her a Breakout Character to some and a Creator's Pet to others.
    • Then again, she pales in comparison to Paco, who was basically all of Jade's trouble-causing tendencies, none of her plucky, awesome, or ingenious ones, had a few extra pints of annoying fanboy for good measure, and couldn't even hold a consistent accent. There's a reason the fandom prefers to ship Jade with a homicidal demonic bat.
  • Johnny Test. Even genuine fans of the show tend to hate the main character for being a bratty, unpleasant Designated Hero with some elements of Marty Stu. Who honestly thought making the Annoying Younger Sibling the hero was a good idea?
  • King of the Hill:
    • Lucky is seen as a Scrappy by a large segment of the show's fandom. A stereotypical "redneck" character, he contributes practically nothing to the plot except as a love intrest to Luanne which ALSO caused the ire of fans since it detracted from her desire to get away from being a stereotypical "hillbilly" like the rest of her family. About his only redeeming traits are that he genuinely cares for his friends and family and that he has an "honor code" (IE: He refuses to marry Luanne until he's graduated from high school). Even then, he made it clear that even with his GED, he still refused to get a job and intended to live off of Frivolous Lawsuits for the rest of his life. And Hank, who had long been established as a champion of hard, honest work, just rolls with it.
    • Peggy Hill is seen as this due to her massive Flanderization in later seasons changing her from a somewhat smug yet intelligent woman who spoke decent if rudimentary Spanish, to a Jerkass Small Name, Big Ego who couldn't speak a lick of Spanish if her life depended on it yet she acted like she was fluent in the language. It also doesn't help she became so smug in later seasons that she even tried to mooch off of Hank's popularity as a (temporary) substitute teacher in order to win yet another substitute teacher's award, and sabotaged Lucky's attempt to get his GED by giving him false answers, then automatically assumed he and everyone else in his family were bastards because no one achieved their goals before marrying, before he explained they were married in shotgun weddings.
    • Kahn and Minh Souphanousinphone both fall here. While they just barely avoid being walking Asian stereotypes, they are both obnoxious Jerk Ass people who take utter pleasure in being dicks towards their neighbors, including referring to them as "Rednecks" in a derogatory sense. While they do have some redeeming qualities (such as genuinely caring for their daughter, Connie), said good aspects of them are overshadowed by their flaws. One episode in the series had Kahn not only sexually harass Hank (all because Hank could see Kahn through Kahn's bathroom window), but also he and Mihn would break into Hank's house, raid the fridge, mess with the furniture, and it's implied they would have sex there as well all the while mocking Hank and Peggy. There's being a jerk, and then there's blatantly breaking the law just for the sick amusement of it.
    • Cotton Hill. A loud, abusive, womanizing, self-centered, sexist man who may have an even bigger ego than Peggy. About the only redeeming quality he has is that he genuinely cares for Bobby, though he's still a horrible role model.
    • The show's protagonist, Hank, certainly falls under this if the numerous examples in the DMOS section of this site are of any indication. While his hard-work ethic and the fact he genuinely cares for his family are admirable qualities, they are often overshadowed by the fact that he is so painfully old-fashioned that he treats anything "new" (Even if it turns out to be helpful to the other characters) with utter disdain and horror. Not only that, but he tended to be so controling of Bobby's life that anything even remotely unorthodox that interested Bobby in the slightest would cause Hank to freak out and attempt to get rid of it (IE: "Dad, look, I can (Insert activity here)" "BWAAAAAA!") It did not help at all that Hank was usually portrayed as right in whatever stance he took. In the few instances when he actually allowed Bobby to pursue his interests, Hank had an odd habit of taking over Bobby's current hobby, such as in the case of his ventriloquist dummy.
  • The Legend of Korra:
    • The new Tag Along Kid, Kai, immediately started off as one. He is a Street Urchin who happens to be an Airbender, so the writers could get away with a Toy Ship between him and Jinora. However, he's also an unrepentant thief who stole the life savings from a family who took him in, stringing Bolin along when Bolin wants to be his big brother, and finally stealing from both Bolin and Mako and leaving them stranded in the Outer Ring of Ba Sing Se without any remorse while stealing from people all around the city. You really have to be hated when people start cheering for the Dai Li to catch him and take him away. In fact, some people were actually disappointed when he survived being blasted off the cliff by P'Li. He does get better later on, though whether that redeems him or not is a point of contention.
    • In a series filled to the brim with cool, interesting Anti-Villains (many of whom get the leather pants treatment) Unalaq has the dubious honor of being the most straightforward, Take Over the World villain in the series. As noted he lacks many of the complex interesting traits that make Korra villains so interesting or any of the menace or power that made Fire Lord Ozai from the previous series such a severe threat. Eventually even the creators realized this and spend a good portion of the Recap Episode "Remembrances" mercilessly mocking him and calling him "incredibly boring and uninteresting."
  • Little Rock in Mighty Mightor. He was The Load and a Bratty Half-Pint: always recklessly getting into trouble and forcing the title character to have to waste time rescuing him. Even Mightor himself agrees:
    "Oh no, it's Little Rock again!"
  • Shapey from Moral Orel. His lines consist mainly of "Waaahhh!" or "Nooo!" in the most annoying voice possible.
  • Every character from My Life Me that's NOT Mr. Towes. Special mention goes to Liam and Birch – the main characters of the series.
  • My Little Pony:
    • Molly and Danny from the original series aren't exceptionally liked by the fanbase, seen as Annoying Younger Siblings to Megan who weren't needed since Megan was good enough.
    • Megan herself is quite disliked by fans, mostly from post-G1 fans. They consider her unnecessary, that the series should be about ponies and not have humans in it. It doesn't help that the series changed her into a borderline Mary Sue.
  • The straight to DVD Marvel/Lionsgate animated feature Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow was full of Scrappies, all of them distaff counterparts to the real Avengers that fans actually care about (and this was before Disney bought Marvel!).
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • Suzy is one once due to how relentlessly cruel (and creepy) she is. Indeed her appearances on the show have become less and less.
    • Some consider Baljeet The Scrappy, since he's a one-joke character and an ethnic stereotype.
  • Popeye: In a handful of theatrical cartoons when Popeye joined the Navy, he was given a buddy named Shorty who would freqently screw things up, making Popeye miserable. In one cartoon, Popeye got so annoyed with him, he hauled off and shot him in the end.
  • The Powerpuff Girls
    • The Mayor became this in the later seasons, as Flanderization turned him into a horrible example of Psychopathic Manchild. He also seemed to become a minor Creator's Pet in the last few seasons.
    • Princess Morbucks was a villain that fans had a hard time liking - and with some, an easy time hating - because of her stubbornness and bratty personality. No matter what the scope of her Evil Plans were, she was still thought of as nothing but an obnoxious and whiny Spoiled Brat under it all.
  • The Real Ghostbusters:
    • Why was Slimer hated by every fan of the show? First of all, he's a Creator's Pet, having gone from a single slapstick element in the first film to an obnoxiously common character in the series, after which his gross habits forced a cartoon that was otherwise based around clever writing, constantly into vulgarity. As low as his comedy was, though, what was even more irksome was his nearly never-ending tendency to do something obnoxious and make Peter snap at him, prompting an every bit as never-ending subplot about Peter "allegedly" demonstrating that The Complainer Is Always Wrong. When Peter "spares the rod" at the behest of the other Busters, Slimer also assumes the role of Karma Houdini, going right back to being obnoxious. Then, he proved himself even more of a Karma Houdini and Creator's Pet – the title's change to Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters as well as increased focus on him (in the attempt to appeal to younger audiences) was when it became unwatchable. Best not to mention the spin-off series called, simply, "Slimer". As indefensible as his transformation into Creator's Pet was, at least Slimer was made a little more useful to go along with his increased presence in the plot; whereas before he was just annoying comic relief.
    • On the other hand, a character who garnered substantial ire during the run of Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters was Janine, as she had gotten a Lighter and Softer redesign that changed her from a Deadpan Snarker into a perpetually-worried-sounding, stereotypical female. Fortunately, an Author's Saving Throw addressed the complaints.
    • The Junior Ghostbusters, a trio of children, didn't get to appear very often in the main series but were still hated for stealing focus away from the actual Ghostbusters and having little to do in actually affecting the plot. J Michael Stracyznski was notably opposed to the kids and said he'd only use them if he could show them being run over by a truck. Classic Ghostbusters fans have proceeded to fulfill his wish in some fanworks.
    • Louis Tully isn't very liked for being a useless, obnoxious geek and having only been introduced to the show to tie in with the Ghostbusters films. It also doesn't help that some of the ire carries over from the film universe, where Janine broke up with Egon and started dating him instead.
  • Regular Show:
    • Overlapping with his Ensemble Darkhorse and Base Breaker statuses, Benson is not hard to see as this due to his harshness and hatred towards Mordecai and Rigby. Yes, he loves the park, but you can't harass your employees at a job you love! Basically, Benson is the Lemongrab of Regular Show. To elaborate, Benson suffers a case of Depending on the Writer. In some episodes, he's a Reasonable Authority Figure with the occasional short fuse, loves his job as manager, and usually has a good reason for being angry (Mordecai and Rigby DO tend to mess things up), but in others, he's a full-blown Bad Boss who hates Mordecai and Rigby to the core and uses the word "fired" like a Verbal Tic. Pure examples of his Jerkassery include: acting like a smug jerk in "The Best Burger in the World" by forcing time-consuming tasks on the duo and eating their burgers, threatening them with bodily harm in "More Smarter", firing Muscle Man for making a joke and threatening to fire Rigby because he didn't get along with his brother in "Don", and threatening to fire Rigby when he justifiably complained about having to re-mow the lawn in "Temp Check".
    • Muscle Man is also hated by fans of the show due to his aggravating, obnoxious voice and "My mom" catchphrase. Although he's been Rescued from the Scrappy Heap since the third season, he has become even more annoying due to his squealing and the way he seems to delight in annoying everyone else.
    • Rigby is a rather unique example since he tends to Depending on the Writer. Half the time he's Rescued from the Scrappy Heap for being a genuine friend to Mordecai and helping him with his love life while doing work as normal, the other half...he's a horrible friend to Mordecai, slacks so much he leaves his room a garbage dump, insults Benson to his face, and destroys everything he touches.
  • B.B.Jammies from The Save-Ums, is an example of this.
    • Every time he stuffs up, it just makes you cringe.
    • The constant quotes"Puff puff" all the time in every episode, can be extremely annoying.
    • He would give a hungry puff a cookie, then turn on the waterworks to guilt-trip the poor puff to get it back.
    • Most of his stupid actions aren't necessary. In fact a lot of the episodes won't be much different if you remove the scenes involving him.
    • Makes one wonder why Jazzie or anyone else has never lost their temper and downright beaten him to a pulp.
  • Angelica from Rugrats is this to many people (mostly by people who haven't watched the show since it was on). An interesting case is, when the show was on, Angelica was actually considered the best character by many of the show's fans and was one of the reasons the show was so popular. However, by the later 2000s, she became the Scrappy for being too mean to the babies and a bit of a sociopath.
    • Interesting fact is that until the show was uncancelled the first time, Arlene Klasky tended to side with those fans, as she found Angelica to be too cruel and not punished for her actions enough. Angelica was also not in her and Gabor Csupo's original plans for the series, but was Paul Germain's idea, as he'd based the character off of a girl who'd bullied him when younger.
    • To say nothing of Dil and Kimi.
  • Sonic Sat AM:
  • Spongebob Squarepants:
    • Pearl is incredibly annoying, loud... and generally disliked.
    • Mr. Krabs used to be a nice and well-liked character (perhaps one of the best the show had), who, despite liking money a little too much, had some good qualities to balance it out. Post Flanderization, many fans only want to watch the show on the condition that Mr. Krabs suffers a truly horrible and agonizing fate for the all the things he does. Later episodes have seen his rivalry with Plankton devolve into making his life hell just for fun (even when Plankton was the good guy a few times), feeding poison or rotten food to his customers intentionally for the sake of an extra dollar, or extorting and abusing his employees. The fact that he gets away with these at least 80% of the time doesn't help. The episodes "Plankton's Regular" and "One Coarse Meal" made him cross the line, in the former he just doesn't allow Plankton to have one single customer, in the latter he drives him to suicide. His money fetish also became over the top as he sees money rather as a living thing or something, and sometimes takes the risk of choosing it above his own daughter or friends.
    • Although not nearly as widely detested as Mr. Krabs, many viewers dread the sight of Patchy the Pirate on the grounds of his segments (and other live action segments in generally) not being nearly as funny as the rest of the show.
    • Another tragic example of the show's Seasonal Rot Flanderization is the titular sponge himself. He has become increasingly annoying with a voice so high its gives Cosmo's a run for its money. He also has regular What an Idiot moments. In the episode where Mrs. Puff attempts to kill him, many were on her side.
    • Even that pales in comparison to Patrick who has taken the Idiot Houdini trope to new extremes. He willingly causes pain and suffering to Spongebob, Squidward, Gary, or Mr. Krabs with his idiocy. When he was pet sitting in Pet Sitter Pat he nearly killed Gary several times in several unfunny ways. Worst of all, one episode establishes that he fakes his level of stupidity, meaning every time he causes misery for someone...its. Intentionally. Done. Since it amuses him. As The Mysterious Mr. Enter put it, while Spongebob has grown to not know what morality is...Patrick does know. He just doesn't care.
  • Superfriends
    • The animated series originally had three Scrappies in the mascot/Sidekick characters of Marvin, Wendy and 'Wonderdog', two ordinary teenagers and their pet who dressed in superhero drag and whose roles in the series (especially Marvin's) were to do stupid but plot-enabling things. The characters were so annoying to even the pre-teens who were the primary audience of the show that they were replaced by the only marginally more acceptable "Wonder Twins", a pair of teenaged alien superheroes and their pet space monkey Gleek, who filled the "get captured by the Monster of the Week" and "cause trouble through abject stupidity" roles until the series finally dumped them too and redid the format into a more traditional superhero show.
    • In the "Power Hour" of Superfriends, there are three Scrappies: El Dorado, a one-Spanish-word-a-sentence hero with vaguely defined powers; Samurai — a one-Japanese-word-a-sentence fellow who had a horribly stereotyped personality; and Firestorm, who is considered a Scrappy thanks mainly to his Marty Stu status of always being the fellow to yank the Big Damn Heroes moment from everyone (especially from a badly Chickified Wonder Woman).
    • Aquaman had a really bad time of being a Damsel Scrappy. Also, most of the time, his powers are useless owing to the series' extreme Cast Speciation limiting him to aquatic abilities in a land-based series.
    • Hawkman didn't fare much better than Aquaman. On this series, his powers were Flight... and that's it. All the situations that made the comic book Hawkman heroic were entirely absent, leaving him basically useless. The all-time low in the Scrappy department probably came in the episode "Secret Origins of the Superfriends", which showed Superman getting erased from history in the middle of a "Superman Day" celebration... and replaced it with "Hawkman Day".
  • Superjail!:
    • The Twins started out as the designated Scrappies for most of the vocal fanbase, contrary to the popularity they'd receive later on. The general reasons for hating them amounted to them having annoying voices, having ugly appearances, constantly getting in the way of the Warden's plans, and being a little too flamboyant for some viewers' tastes. While this reaction mostly died down with the following seasons, there is still some grousing about the characters that's now mixed with backlash from their popularity among some of the female fanbase.
    • The Mistress is mostly hated for her stuck-up personality, her cruelty to Charise, and for attempting to take over Superjail twice (briefly succeeding the second time), as well as being seen as in the way of The Warden and Lord Stingray by particular fans. She was slightly relieved of this when she slept with Alice and became a hippie.
    • Lord Stingray received hate in season 2, as he was seen as an unnecessary addition to the cast, as well as being obnoxious and feeling like he was shoe-horned in to be Warden's rival and enemy. He's still a source of debate to the point of being a Base Breaker in show discussions.
    • While most inmates have their fans, the fat perverted convict (Fatty) is understandably the most hated, owing to him being way more one-note and his existence revolving around being creepy and making sexual advances to anyone (and anything) he fancies. Of course, he always winds up killed or maimed for his behavior, which is part of the joke with the character.
    • Alice combines this in some parts of the fandom, with also being a Base Breaker. While there are fans that see her as more sympathetic or a developed character, there are also other vocal groups who hate her for her vulgarity and brutality, her hyper-masculine appearance, and for rejecting the Warden's crush and "leading him on". There are also those who were put off when they realized her crotch bulge was an actual indication of her Transsexual status and not a visual gag, as well as hating that her sex wasn't ambiguous. If that weren't enough, the negative parental and media reviews of the show tend to also cite her as being too profane, a terrible influence for young viewers, and an offensive stereotype of transgender women (when they're not mistaking her for a drag queen). The debate over the last point can be a particularly sore spot between fans and non-fans, and easy to spawn flamewars if no caution is taken.
    • The Demonic Dummy Prison PeeDee is basically the new Scrappy for the show among part of the fandom, due to his obnoxious shrill voice and the fact that he'll apparently be in season 4 "a lot" with Lord Stingray (who's divisive as is). It was not helped by the announcement that season 4 would only be six episodes instead of the usual ten, leading to the pre-emptive impressions of them stealing spotlight from the rest of the cast.
  • Despite being one of the kindest souls you'll find anywhere, even after taking a level in badass, Jinmay gets more slings and arrows from the Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! fandom than anyone else in the show for reasons such as having pink hair, being a Girly Girl, being Chiro's love interest, being kidnapped a few times, and not using her powers every single opportunity she gets.
  • Superman: The Animated Series:
    • Considering the way he thought Superman "betrayed" him in the finale and his subsequent Face-Heel Turn in Justice League Unlimited, it's highly doubtful you'll find someone who likes Professor Hamilton ever again. Bruce Timm stated in his Modern Masters book that THEY didn't like Professor Hamilton in the first place. That's why, when debating who Darkseid should kill, they finally came up with Dan Turpin, because they weren't allowed to kill Ma and Pa Kent and they felt if they killed Professor Hamilton it wouldn't have any impact, because they never liked him anyway.
    • Livewire could be seen as a villainous example. Bruce Timm said in an interview that he and the guys hoped fans would embrace her as "the Harley Quinn" of Superman's series, and while she did eventually get added to the comics Livewire was never as popular or well liked as Harley, seeing as how she had none of the tragic sympathy that made Harley endearing, and Livewire tended to be more obnoxious than funny.
  • In TaleSpin there's the High Marshall of Thembria, who also doubles as an Ethnic Scrappy. He's so bad that his threats and mistreatment of Colonel Spigot save the colonel from being a Scrappy and push him into Jerkass Woobie territory.
    • Colonel Spigot can count for this too Depending on the Writer, which essentially makes him a Base Breaker at best. It doesn't help he is the most prominant antagonist after Don Karnage.
    • Rebecca Cunningham under similar stipulations as Spigot. Many hate her shrill, pompous attitude and overbearing treatment towards her employees, however just as many love her for it.
    • Also Molly Cunningham, for pretty much the same reasons as Webby.
  • Teen Titans:
    • Gizmo, of was perhaps the most commonly-appearing villain in the series, behind Slade. However, he also happened to be a whiny, self-superior Bratty Half-Pint with an annoying voice and nothing resembling Character Development. Even his own teammates don't like him.
    • Kitten takes a lot of heat from the fans, but alot of it's rather undeserved, as it's not for her unpleasant personality (which is detestable, even in-show) so much as the fact that she forced Robin to date her. Even though the real goal behind that was to regain Fang's attention after he broke up with her.
    • Terra gets a lot of hatred, especially from the shipping community. She gets it for betraying her team, but most of the time for breaking Beast Boy's heart and remorselessly attempting to kill him soon after. Her Heroic Sacrifice at the end of season 2 didn't do much to improve her reputation either.
  • Some of the introduced engines of Thomas the Tank Engine, particularly those created during Hit Entertainment's run, tend to be disliked, either due to having limited, more gimmicky personalities, or by fans of the original The Railway Series novels who dislike the show's over usage of newly created characters over the original cast. Charlie "the Playful Purple Engine" and the Logging Locos seem to get the most flak in particular.
  • ThunderCats
    • The unforgivably awful Snarf. Has there ever been a more aggravating "cute" character in a cartoon?
    • Snarf's young nephew Snarfer, who is, if anything, even more annoying.
    • Lion-O in the blooper reel (NSFW) says what most of us are thinking:
      Snarf: You—you've got to snap out of it, Lion-O! Call the ThunderCats before—
      Lion-O: Shut up, you fuck.
    • There might just be a reason that Snarf in ThunderCats (2011) is retooled into a pet, who doesn't talk.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • Elmyra, especially after Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain. Before she became a Creator's Pet, though, she was pretty well liked. It was only after they started shoehorning her into everything that everyone started hating her. And after a certain short involving her and Fifi LaFume.
    • Sweetie is also hated for being a Jerkass who torments Furball and for being a bit of a Karma Houdini.
  • Tom and Jerry:
    • Jerry. In the earlier shorts, he would often provoke Tom and get him in trouble. He was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap when they decided to make Tom more clearly villainous, with Jerry gaining a more altruistic side, and usually facing a karmic loss the odd time he relapsed into an unprovoked Jerkass. Jerry also got flak from Tom fans during the 1940's for always getting the last laugh, even when he didn't deserve it, and consequently never gave poor Tom a chance; said Tom fans eventually complained to Hanna-Barbera; this resulted in Tom sometimes getting the last laugh in the 1950's cartoons.
    • The babysitter who would spend more time talking on the phone, rather than babysitting, while Tom and Jerry have to always watch the baby since it always crawls its way to danger. The babysitter also repeatedly beats Tom with her broom for supposedly “bothering” the baby. She always got off scot-free for this.
    • Little Quacker, the little duckling who shows up in a few cartoons, partly for its voice (Donald-but-not-quite) but mostly for being irredeemably stupid (thinking Tom is its mother, taking a swim in a pot of soon-to-be-boiling water, etc.), thus acting as a load for Jerry. Quacker would reappear in many Hanna Barbara televised series (albeit under the moniker Yakky Doodle) where his role is practically the same alongside other beleaguered characters such Chopper the Bulldog and Yogi Bear.
  • The Transformers fandom has several different Scrappies to choose from, both humanoid and robot.
    • The most disliked of the robots appear to be Wheelie from the original series (though not the version in the comics) and Nightscream from Beast Machines.
    • Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime also has quite a hatedom to many G1 fans, mainly because he's the guy who got Optimus Prime killed. Ultra Magnus also gets some of this treatment, but to a much lesser degree. The hatedom has mostly softened since then, due to the sections of the fanbase who grew up with Season 3, the original movie, and the comics, and it being hard to feel as bad when Optimus dies once a week, but you'll still find holdouts who fondly dream of driving the Space Winnebago off a cliff.
    • Those Puny Earthlings don't get off much easier, either... Sari of Animated, on the other hand, seems to have beaten the odds and been accepted by the fanbase (or at least a lot more than usual). And amazingly, she managed this even before we found out she turned out to be a robot.
    • Sentinel Prime is almost certainly deliberate. The writers created him to be an enormous Jerkass, who could not possibly be liked by the fandom, and whose every appearance would be marked by a horde of people demanding his swift and painful demise. They succeeded.
    • It took about 5 seconds of screen time for Transformers Prime viewers to pick the new show's Scrappy, Miko. In far too many episodes, her role consists of charging into dangerous situations over her head, not only nearly getting herself killed, but also others.
    • Ironically, June Darby (Jack's mother) is a Scrappy for the opposite reason; an amount of restraint that gets in the way of getting things done, being a Jerkass to her son and putting paternal interests above those of the world. It's hard to find a shot of her with any other expression than "cross."
  • Most of the main cast of Ultimate Spider-Man, with the exception of Iron Fist; Nova and White Tiger are especially criticized for being this, the former for his hot-headed, abrasive personality and the latter for her nagging attitude toward Spider-Man. To an extent, even Spider-Man himself suffers this, mostly because his sense of humor seems closer to Deadpool's than that of the comic Spidey (whose comedy depends more on wit and dialogue more than zaniness).
    • Nova pretty much qualifies as the worst of them; he acts hot-headed and aggressive, has some strong moments of Too Dumb to Live and constantly disagrees with Spider-Man and puts him down even when Spidey does have a point. The worst part was probably his attitude toward Harry Osborn (see Tear Jerker). On top of that, he's based on Sam Alexander, who in the comics, is a Replacement Scrappy for Richard Rider... and given that Alexander was created by Jeph Loeb, Marvel Head of Television, he might even be a Creator's Pet.
    • The Spider-Cycle counts as an object-exemple of this trope; most fans think that the only reason Spider-Man was given a motobike was for merchandise purpose, and feel like it's essentially useless, considering he can web-sling. An excuse is given to justify, but it's generally considered a poor one.
      • It even gets this treatment in-universe from Hawkeye, who even lampshades how stupid it is to have a bike when you can web-sling.
  • The Venture Bros.:
    • The Murderous Moppets, who the creators plan to keep on the show solely because they're so universally despised by the fans. The Moppets are hated by the characters themselves.
    • Dermott, too, has become something of a Scrappy. He was almost universally hated by fans and many have called for his non-return: he's obnoxious, boastful, and gets Hank in trouble more than a few times. The fans has softened up to Dermott in Season 5 for being more a true friend to Hank and becoming stoked over being a Venture brother.
    • JJ, or Jonas Venture Jr. is another Scrappy among fans, because of his increasingly Smug Snake personality, perhaps why he never made an actual appearance in Season 4.
    • Sergeant Hatred is a big Base Breaker, but the average fan seems to lean towards dislike. Maybe it's that he isn't Brock Samson, maybe it's his general lack of usefulness, maybe it's that his backstory of being a recovering pedophile understandably rubs people the wrong way... Whatever the reason, Hatred tends to get a lot of groans whenever an episode focuses on him.
    • Augustus St. Cloud - it's hard to tell if he's meant to be a Hate Sink or not, but his Always Someone Better nature and Smug Snake-ness seem to rub a lot of people the wrong way, even aside from his voice and his looks.
  • Blunk from W.I.T.C.H. is probably the most hated character. Essentially a combination of Slimer, Gollum, and a filthy, dumpster-diving bum, exactly how he fits into a magical girl show was never explained, nor was exactly whom he was intended to please. Also, while the show had many original characters added, most had bit parts; Blunk was essentially a Creator's Pet by the end of it. It really says something when a character voiced by Steve Blum receives so much hatred.
  • Xiaolin Showdown: While he does have some kind of fanbase, if you ask anybody who their least favorite character (or at least protagonist) is, chances are they'll say Omi for his egotistical behavior amongst many other negative qualities. Omi often acts like he's better than his friends just because he was at the Xiaolin Temple before they were and while he is the best in terms of physical martial arts, he's actually the worst in terms of using his mind due to his impulsiveness leading him to have many Nice Job Breaking It, Hero moments such as using a shen gong wu to save Master Fung even though he was entering a parallel dimension that he had no knowledge of and using said shen gong wu caused him to turn evil. There's also his treatment of Raimundo starting with the last episode of season 1 where he continuously bragged about how Raimundo was the only one who didn't make it to Apprentice which caused Raimundo to join the dark side. Even worse is that even when all 4 monks go from Apprentice to Wudai Warrior, Omi still treats Rai like the low man on the totem pole.
    • Take Omi, ratchet his voice up even higher than normal, slap on a pair of dumb green glasses and some Fanboy traits, and presto! You have Xiaolin Chronicles derided Ping-Pong.
  • X-Men:
    • The animated series from The Nineties had Jubilee, who seemed to exist solely to give it a "teen" viewpoint.
    • Warlock from the "Phalanx Covenant" story arc. He was just an annoying voice attached to a silly alien belief structure that was reminiscent of nothing moreso than Rolf from Ed, Edd n Eddy.
  • Spyke in X-Men: Evolution was an example of the crew's attempts to bring in a brand new X-Men character for the series who would be the "epitome of cool." This failed so badly (with almost all of the fans being irritated by his "cool lingo" and overall skater persona) that he was Put on a Bus halfway through season 3, having experienced further growth of his "spikes" to the point where he looked more like an armadillo than a kid, he ran away to live with the Morlocks in the underground sewer system. It didn't really help matters that he had basically the same powers as a relatively well-known Morlock from the comics, Marrow, although Word of God says this was a complete accident.
    Yo Rogue, why don't you shed them gloves and give K-Girl a tiny tap?"
    • Boom-Boom when she first joined The Brotherhood.
    • Iceman, to some, and the New Mutants in general.
  • Young Justice: Lagoon Boy. First off he's a Replacement Scrappy for Face-Heel Turn Aqualad. Secondly, he's Megan's new boyfriend. Third, he's incredibly annoying and an incredibly Flat Character. Fourth, his powers suck. About the best that can be said is that we're probably supposed to dislike him, given how the rest of the cast reacts when he's around.
    • Miss Martian received this reception in season 1 for her ditziness and annoying catchphrase ("Hello, Megan!"), while in season 2 she was seen as a Scrappy for her Darker and Edgier personality and her willingness to abuse her mind-probing powers.
    • Arsenal. Attacking what as far as the public knew was a lab trying to fight world hunger? And then not even apologizing when called out on it by Robin? Yeah...really earned you points here. He's also a Replacement Scrappy for Red Arrow, and a walking reminder of post-Cry for Justice Roy Harper, an infamous Dork Age.
  • If you talk to any fan of Disney's 101 Dalmatians: The Series, one character they will all agree on hating is Lieutenant Pug. He is a villain that the pups are capable of physically speaking with, acting like that certain hated teacher. This has the potential for comedy, but because Lt. Pug is handled so poorly, he doesn't push the viewers' right buttons and everyone basically hates him for the wrong reasons—his loud voice and pushy mannerisms make him seem like a military school commander mixed with the most annoying trolls people meet on an Internet message board. He is just not likable, he is not funny, hell he's not even appealing at all. When you factor in he just doesn't add anything to the show that makes viewers hate him more.
    • Swamp Rat qualifies for this also because of how he effectively Took a Level in Jerkass in practically every appearance he was in, though he at least comes off as more watchable than Pug.
  • In-universe version with Team Pet Mr. Skipperdoo in Mr Incredible and Pals, a parody of low budget Saturday Morning Cartoons. He is a rabbit with glasses whose only function seems to be hopping up and down when finding something. Frozone in the commentary finds him annoying, Mr. Incredible at first tries to excuse it, saying 'Kids like little cuddly sidekicks!', but finally admits Mr. Skipperdoo is annoying.