Misused: Creators Pet get usage counts
- Rose Tyler was a very strange and base-breaking case of this. During Series 1, most people liked and accepted her, but throughout the second, third and fourth the writers started putting her on a pedestal. Gradually, the writers changed her from a flawed and believable character to an infallible saint who was The Doctor's one true love, even continuing after she'd ceased appearing as a regular. Basically, the shilling was what turned her into the Creators' Pet.
- Then there's River Song. Despite the Doctor's dislike of violence, he approves of her use of guns and rarely complains about her threatening people. However, River was quite a good example of an Ensemble Dark Horse, until the end of Series 6 where she nearly destroyed time itself. The Doctor was furious with her, had to marry her to fix the problem (and continues to act as her husband). River was sent to prison... but she is revealed to break out it of anytime she wants. Like Rose, she's an example of a character who was popular until being shilled (her arc in Series 6 alone ended up breaking the base).
edited 21st Aug '12 12:34:49 AM by Rebochan
edited 1st Sep '12 10:35:51 AM by abk0100
edited 2nd Sep '12 5:58:33 AM by SaintDeltora