These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Creator's Pet: Ellie can come off like this, getting a lot of focus for a new Animal Buddy (she has three levels focused on transforming into her while Squitter and Enguarde get one, Quawks gets one and a half and Squawks only get half of one) as well as replacing fan favorite Rambi.
Replacement Scrappy: Kiddy Kong is one for Donkey Kong, given that he plays almost exactly the same as Donkey Kong and the justification for his inclusion is that Donkey Kong was easily captured, AGAIN, no longer being playable in the game where his name in the title, AGAIN.