DesgraçaWell, I need help because there is no article written in this trope and I think it is a very relevant YMMV kind of trope. Consider this a draft. For me the Villain Scrappy (also needs a rename)is an antagonist who is too good at his job. So good that there is a fandom who wants him to go in the worse way possible. The most common ways for a villain achieve this status: A: Doing usual villain stuff, but not being cool when doing it. These people kick dogs, burn , pillage, rape and cross the moral event horizon with no style and no humor. Their acts are undoubetly evil with no coverup for them. These characters are normally done just to be hatred magnets. Absolute Xenophobe Alpha Bitch Bad Boss The Baroness The Bluebeard The Bully The Caligula Child Eater and so on... B: They have done bad stuff against a popular character. Does not matter if said villain is that much of a bastard or if he has sympathetic reasons. The commonly are a Hero Killer and/or a Knight of Cerebus. In contrast with traditional scrappies the villain one may entice people to continue to follow the story just to see karma get him. Putting him in a bus is no enough. Karma must get him and it must be messy. Expect people to go ballistic with Karma Houdinis. This kind of Scrappy may be intentional by the author, since villains are supposed to be hated. Compare Love to Hate where the audience recognizes the villain as a great and likable character even though they hate him. Type B villains may result in a inversion of Draco In Leather Pants. In this case he good qualities of the character are downplayed or said inexistent because of the hatedom. Also there may be conflict within people who hates the villain and people who puts them in leather pants. Some examples include:
edited 6th Jul '12 9:27:53 AM by grahav
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