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 Much more information about the creation of Scrappy can be found here. 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.
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".
In a special featurette on the Aloha, Scooby-Doo! DVD, the Scooby gang is interviewed. Fred mentions a sixth member of the team, but Shaggy tells him that they aren't supposed to talk about Scrappy. Of course, Fred actually meant the Mystery Machine, but still...
With Mystery Inc., some argue that Velma is this due to taking a level in Jerkass, becoming a Clingy Jealous Girl to Shaggy, and being rather mean to the series namesake because he allegedly stole Shaggy's attention. Later episodes reined her in a little, but not enough for some detractors.
Think Scrappy's bad in the old series? Say hello to Scooby-Dum, Scooby-Doo's inbred hillbilly cousin. Feel your brain dying yet? This was a character who contributed even less than Scrappy. Scooby-Doo would literally have to drag him over to fairly obvious hiding spots and lead him away from danger on chases. He'd also get into moronic antics that made Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and Scrappy all look intelligent by comparison. Hell, he makes Jar Jar Binks look like a dignified and sophisticated paragon of comedy. Thankfully, he only lasted four episodes.
Then there was Yabba-Doo, whose cartoons completely took Shaggy and Scooby out of the equation and the only member of the cast he left us with?... Scrappy!
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, 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 convertanyone who listened to him. Luckily the writers have finally started to realize how ridiculous this was getting and have since toned Brian down a bit. 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. Still doesn't wipe away the memory of Brian's suck from the previous seasons.
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.
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.
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.
And of course there's Vinny, who replaced Brian for a few episodes following "The Life of Brian"...
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.
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.
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 is practically the Ur Example of a Scrappy in as much as he even share's Scrappy Doo's personality and physical traits (Mark Evanier admitted outright he used Henery's character as a basis for Scrappy). He's a belligerent, loudmouthed little pipsqueak who picks fights with other characters many times bigger than him (the Running Gag in this case however, is that Henery is actually a Pintsized Powerhouse, just a gullible, misinformed one). It's telling that even though in the cartoon with Foghorn Leghorn first appearance, "Walky Talky Hawk" Henry was actually the star. Foghorn soon took over the series and Henry was soon dropped with only a few sporadic appearances afterward.
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
Angel Bunny, ostensibly Fluttershy's pet rabbit, is despised by much of the fandom for being an ungrateful abusive jerkass to his (normally-)sweet caretaker. This reached a peak in the episode "Putting Your Hoof Down" – his behavior in that episode was seen as so loathsome, even by his standards (read: kicking Fluttershy out of her own home because she couldn't get a cherry to top the absurdly complicated dish he demanded, a dish that she otherwise made perfectly).
The writers may be aware that they took Angel too far, because he's been toned down quite a lot since "Hurricane Fluttershy". He was still a jerk in Season 3's "Just For Sidekicks", but had enough empathy and self-control to not sell out Spike when he could have.
Diamond Tiara is also disliked by the fandom because she takes pleasure in bullying and berating the Cutie Mark Crusaders. The hatred of her increased when she Took a Level in Jerkass in the Season 2 episode "Ponyville Confidental", when she forces the Cutie Mark Crusaders to continue the gossip column by blackmailing them, also showing no concern for their feelings or those of the town. Although she is supposed to be disliked by the fandom, many fans actually want her dead. The staff weren’t intending on having her hated to the point of the fans wishing death on her. She is also disliked for taking another level in jerkass in Season 3's "One Bad Apple", when Babs Seed joins her group and she and Silver Spoon go along with the mean-spirited pranks Babs pulls, because although D.T. only bullies by making snide comments, her bullying, along with Babs's, was meant to be a lot worse this time. She and Silver Spoon continue to be bullies in Season 4, but having noticed that "blank flank" is not enough of a Fantastic Slur they resort to mocking Scootaloo's troubles with flying (which fans have compared to mocking a kid in a wheelchair). Unlike many of examples of Alpha Bitch, Diamond Tiara has noFreudian Excuse (she comes from a loving, if insanely rich, family) and every episode she has a major part in just sees her taking her bullying to a new low.
Silver Spoon the Beta Bitch willingly participates in every act of bullying that Diamond Tiara does, earning her some ire from the fanbase as well. The only thing keeping from being hated as much as Diamond Tiara is her brief pet the dog moment in one episode of season 2.
Probably the first character to be widely hated was Gilda the Griffon. 3+ years after her first (and so far only) appearance, many people – mainly Fluttershy fans STILL refuse to forgive her behaviour. This despite that fact that Gilda caused much less trouble than other more popular antagonists. She was also rather poorly-written (at least in the context of this show); her dialogue was meant to sound cool, but many fans found it forced and awkward.
Prince Blueblood is possibly the most widely disliked character on the show, regularly appearing at the very bottom of popularity polls (only Diamond Tiara, below, comes close among ponies). He shares Gilda's plight (after we witness all of Rarity's high hopes about him, he turns out to be a horse's rear end), minus almost any possibility for sympathy. Admittedly this was the point, but his treatment of Rarity, coupled with his ultra-snooty voice, made him a hate-magnet.
Since the show has picked up a notoriously large male Periphery Demographic, Snips and Snails gained a lot of ire early on for being the main representation of males in Ponyville. The fact that they're considered unattractive, dopey, and obnoxious didn't sit well with a crowd of men more educated than the show's intended audience – effectively, they're the gendered version of an Ethnic Scrappy. Later episodes helped tone this down as Snips and Snails appeared less often while other much nicer male characters like Spike, Big Macintosh, CarrotCake and Shining Armor got more focus. By the second and third seasons, their appearances were limited enough that their Scrappy status dwindled considerably, and their roles in episodes like "Magic Duel" (wherein they get tortured over the course of the episode by fan-favorite character The Great And Powerful Trixie) were clearly to those episodes' benefit. Not helping their case are their Equestria Girls counterparts, who are more malicious and help Sunset Shimmer with every scheme, including helping her round-up all of the brainwashed to send into Equestria as her army.
Wendy Testaburger is quite often seen as a Scrappy by certain groups of fans. Some loathe her due to her personality and characterization (that may range from simply Soapbox Sadie to outright Straw Feminist depending on how good or bad Matt and Trey want to portray her), some simply hate her for what she did to Ms. Ellen in one of the show's early displays of Kick the Dog, and some just hate her for being with Stan (then breaking up with him, then getting back with him). In later seasons, her character has been diluted somewhat and put Out of Focus. While this obviously eliminates some of her negative aspects, it means she isn't exactly an interesting character either.
A large portion of the fanbase view Mr. Garrison as the Scrappy. 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, and it was the most unsympathetic sex change ever in Western Animation. 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 DarkhorseBreakout Character à la Slimer (although... see above for the results of that one), 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 (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 then they kept using him.
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.
Nearly all of the adults except for Chef and Liane Cartman, Depending on the Writer. That includes both of Stan's parents, both of Kyle's parents, and Principal Victoria. Randy in particular (Stan's dad) tends to steal the spotlight for unfunny plotlines quite often.
In some parts of the fanbase, any of the fourth-grade girls can be treated as Scrappies for being superficial and cruel, obnoxious, or for "getting in the way" of fans' favorite pairings. The hated girls can range from one-shots like Rebecca Cotswolds and Kelly (for their connections to Kyle and Kenny), to semi-occuring ones like Heidi Turner (whose only yet notable offense was being a spoiled brat to Butters and making him cry, despite the scene establishing her and the other girls as among very few characters that feel bad for mistreating him and make amends).
Carter from the same season, for being a blatant Positive DiscriminationCanon 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.
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.
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.
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".
American Dad! has 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 pointlessStory 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.
Jeff, aka Hayley's on and off again boyfriend and then husband. He's a lazy stoner who has never amounted to anything in his life and likely never will.
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-RighteousKarma Houdini with none of Stan's acts of humility or pathos.
Stan also gets this due to his Aesop Amnesia and how his stupidity harms his family members almost every other episode.
Steve. He's pretty much a stereotypical horny teenage virgin nerd, whose Flanderization in the last season has him often acting like an obnoxious brat to his parents. His behavior in "News Glance with Genevieve Vavance" doesn't help.
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.
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 nastyRich 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.
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.
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, the make D.W. look like a saint in comparison. Also, they've become incredibly overexposed over the years.
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.
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 Bink by now.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Fans have even accused him of being homosexual, when that's not the case. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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."
Lila is widely disliked for two reasons: a reasonable one (she's an "ever-so" irritating parodyPurity 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.
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 (to which Gadget referred 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.
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). Though only when she's holding the Idiot Ball before passing it to another character. Still, she has her legion of fans and is arguably more popular than Jackie himself. 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. She's rarely The Load however since she manages to either fix the problems she causes herself or turn them into advantages and if anything she's the only Guile Hero of the cast. Often she'll solve a problem with intelligence lacking in the other characters, save them when they do equally stupid things like running at the enemy without a plan and is also the only character who seems to bother using the Talismans. More than one episode will usually involve Jackie and the others attacking a demon with nothing but their fists only for Jade to show up with the Talismans in tow. Just as often, however, she'll unfortunately grab hold of the Idiot Ball and do something incredibly stupid; then again, the whole cast does it. Haters oddly find that her positive contributions are just shoehorning rather than genuinely good writing. Even children, the demographic she was aimed at, have gotten pretty annoyed at her obnoxious tendencies. The fact that she is ten doesn't do much to help her situation. Yet strangely no one seems to find Uncle annoying doing far worse.
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 aconsistent accent. There's a reason the fandom prefers to ship Jade with a homicidal demonic bat.
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 JerkassSmall 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.
Mako. To fully explain why he's so controversial would take too long, but the short version is that he was intended to be a stoic but reliable guy who had to struggle with having feelings for two different girls. Instead, many fans felt like he came off as an insensitive jerk who blatantly ignores his girlfriend's feelings just so he can hit on Korra. He's also accused of having wildly different characterization between episodes, from being calm when his brother is kidnapped to completely flipping out when the same thing happens to Korra, and from fighting with Korra to being head-over-heels in love with her. Finally, his apologies are seen by many fans as trying to deflect the blame away from him, and he never truly has to pay for his various mistakes. To top it all off, while he doesn't quite qualify as a Creator's Pet, the show's staff are clearly much more enamored with him than the fanbase is, which only makes people hate him more. Being named after a beloved, deceased voice actor from the previous series is just salt in the wound. It's worth noting that the YMMV page for the show was for a time locked because of how much hate he gets from the fans. Despite some improvement in Season 2, he still comes off as an insufferable person who was allowed to be the only competent character on the Republic City side of the cast (reducing Lin, Bolin, and Asami to an Idiot Ball grabbing extras) and immediately starting a relationship with Asami after the breakup with Korra, and then lying to Korra to her face to tell her their breakup fight wasn't bad and getting back with her, with zero comeuppance for any of it, again, at least by the end of the season.
Korra herself has hit this status as of Season 2. A lot of fans are angry that she hasn't seemed to develop one bit after Season 1 and view as being still a brash, arrogant Avatar who makes incredibly dumb decisions such as going behind the president's back to get the United Nation's military involved in the Water Tribe Civil War. Her behavior towards Tenzin, her father, and Mako was meant to be conveyed as justified frustration, but many fans viewed it as Jerk Ass behavior and thus hated her even more for it. However in the second half of Season 2, Korra is Rescued from the Scrappy Heap due to becoming a much wiser, kinder person after meeting Avatar Wan and hearing his story after he lost her memory.
The new Tag Along Kid, Kai, became one remarkably quickly too. 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.
Blythe Baxter from Littlest Pet Shop (2012) is this by many fans for being a Flat Character who's almost perfect on more mundane every-day stuff. On the other hand though, other fans like Blythe for her down-to-earth personality, appealing design, and voice. While her status is more of a Base Breaker, she's slowly descending to the scrappy status for some.
Little Rock in Mighty Mightor. He was The Loadand 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.
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, especially 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!).
Irving is something of an example of This Loser Is You, which is probably why a large portion of the fanbase dislikes him.
Suzie is this big time. She pretends to be a sweet little girl, when she's actually a sadistic and spoiled brat who antagonizes Candace just because Candace has a crush on Suzie's big brother, Jeremy. This, however, isn't so much the problem fans have with her as is the fact that she always seems to get away with it. The closest any of the other characters discovered that Suzie may not be so innocent is when she was zapped by one of Doofenshmirtz's Inators forcing her to admit she's been "making Candace look bad all morning". Even then, her only punishment was being scolded, no, she wasn't yelled at, she was scolded, that's it. She may have been more accepted if she wasn't the clichéd "sadistic brat who acts cute" personality, or if the creators tried to put a new spin on it.
Why was Slimer hated by every fan of the show? First of all, he's also 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.
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".
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.
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.
Lisa is also falling into Scrappy territory, for manyof the same reasons for Brian Griffin's spot on this list. Unlike Brian, however, they often parody the reason Lisa is a Scrappy, such as having her set out for "extremely liberal" causes for no apparent reason other than because she felt like doing something that day. One joke had her set out to raise hell for causes about football only for Ned to tell her that the problems were never there and there's no reason to do so. She runs off crying. In fact, nearly every episode where Lisa gets political ends with her apologizing for her pushiness and saying she was wrong, which redeems her somewhat. The writers started to rectify this, and as of later episodes, the turnaround is complete.
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 Scrappies 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 makes them hated even more.
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 chosing 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 RotFlanderization is the titular sponge himself. He has become increasingly annoying with a voice so high that it would give Cosmo's a run for it's money. He also has regular What an Idiot moments. In a episode where Mrs. Puff attempted to kill him, many were on her side. Patrick has also undergone a similar fate, with the two being some of the most unfunny representations of a Man Child on television.
Patrick really needs expansion: he's a person who takes the Idiot Houdini trope to new extremes. He willingly causes pain and suffering to Spongebob, Squidward, Gary, or Mr. Krabs with his idiocy. Hell when he was pet sitting in Pet Sitter Pat he nearly killed Gary several times in several unfunny ways. Then its revealed (well in an earlier episode)...that he fakes his level of stupidity. That means, 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.
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 ChickifiedWonder 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".
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.
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.
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 ofnewly created characters over the original cast. Charlie "the Playful Purple Engine" and the Logging Locos seem to get the most flak in particular.
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.
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.
Katie and Sadie. They do 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.
Season 4'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.
Scott is easily the most hated antagonist on the show. He goes out of his way to make his team lose just so he can control every elimination, his tactics to get rid of other contestants are ruthless, and he has an incredibly annoying, nasally voice.
The All-Stars season has since rescued Scott, as he is now a team player, as well as much less of a Jerk Ass.
Sugar from Pahkitew Island. In addition to being an obvious teenaged Expy of Honey Boo Boo, she's also a Distaff Counterpart to Owen, who already wasn't the most popular character to thePeriphery Demographic, except without his redeeming Nice Guy qualities and as a full-blown Jerkass. She also has a strong hatred to one of the more popular contestants of the season, is the direct cause of said popular contestant's elimination and the accidental cause of another (but gloats about it), and to make matters worse, she lasts to the second-to-last episode of the season, and her elimination there is considered by many to be a shallow victory since she also pulls a Karma Houdini for the two eliminations she caused. It also didn't help that she was the arguable main antagonist of the season since every villain before her at least got some form of comeuppance.
The Transformers fandom has several different Scrappies to choose from, both humanoid and 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).
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 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.
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 another notable example of this.
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.
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?"
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.