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Creator Backlash: PanicAttack towards Rosabella and Kiku, especially the former.
Crosscast Role - The list of female characters actually written by a female is shorter than the list that haven't - discounting NPCs only Procella, Mira, Madison (played by JoJo), Kestrel, Aurica (played by Pancake-chan) and Christine (played by Red). There have been a few males played by females too, most notably Ryouta (again, played by Pancake-chan).
The Danza: Vasco and Procella. Even then, the latter's name was retconned into a middle name.
Fan Nickname: Quite a few, actually.
Characters with long names tend to have their names condensed to one or two syllables. Rosabella and Hanako become Rosa and Hana respectively, for example.
Similarly, Madison -> Maddie or Mads.
Grey Fox is referred to by his real surname (Riley) by both Madison and her player, JoJo.
Tactical Submarines are sometimes known as " tackies".
The virus which nullifies CO abilities has a few. In-universe it has been referred to as LASH and the Normality Virus.
Ryoutard for Ryouta.
Kestrel and Electroma invert this as very few people use these names for them and instead use their real names - Kari and Sigrid respectively.
This has since become rather standard practice - only Dune (Lucius), Suzi (Suzanna), Tyke (Trevor), Hemlock (Izumi) and Tremor (Kaede) are known by their nicknames rather than their real names.
What Could Have Been: Quite a few.
Viola wasn't created with the role Commander-in-Chief of Green Earth in mind, but ended up as such anyway.
Yellow Comet wasn't originally the only country to face off against the parallel world's Black Hole. They were also going to hold every CO in Cosmo Land hostage.
Hanako was going to die on AB04 and be replaced. Potential replacements included naval officer Kazue Misawa, Hanako's old friend Midori and Hanako's assistant Chika.
Yuriko was originally designed as a Blue Moon CO called Lilya. Her abilities would still be much the same but her personality and appearance and personality was going to be more akin to a Sasha Expy.
The Red Mesa storyline has a lot of this, since Craig (the RP leader) at the time quit and didn't tell returning leader PanicAttack what he had planned, forcing the latter to make new plans.