Main Scapegoat Creator Discussion

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Paireon
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07:42:51 AM Mar 21st 2015
OK, I'm no expert on most of this stuff, but a lot of entries seem to forget to mention how a creator wasn't quite as deservedly scorned as he was, only mentioning the scorn. This trope should be about creators who were blamed partially or wholly unjustly by fans, so entries that don't mention any mitigating factors should be either edited or removed.
Kaizerreich
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12:14:31 AM Jul 25th 2013
Serious question? How can this trope be "No Real Life examples please" when it is about mentioning, ya know, real people, who are painted evil, destructive or just plain stupid by rampant fandoms?
Peteman
07:21:59 PM Jul 13th 2014
That is a good question.
lector_eloise
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09:30:26 AM Jun 1st 2013
Anyone else think this should be a 'no examples, please' trope? I think it also needs a overhaul since it's a tad one-sided. Sometimes a single creator, or a few, are responsible for the elements fans dislike. It's one thing to say fans are over-reacting to something, but that doesn't mean they're necessarily wrong about the source. You can't really say, for instance, that Grant Morrison <i>isn't</i> responsible for the span of time where Jason Todd was a red-head, to pick an example.

allboyband
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04:49:30 PM Apr 13th 2013
Is this a subtrope of Misblamed?
Peteman
04:51:12 PM Apr 13th 2013
Not officially, but it probably should be.
Jarkes
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12:52:46 PM Nov 9th 2012
Regarding John K's entry in the Western Animation folder, I'm pretty sure that he did have quite a lot of control over the Adult Party Cartoon thing, and was just deflecting blame onto Spike TV.
DivineRose125
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01:31:21 PM May 28th 2011
Cut and pasted an example here.

Rie Tanaka (Lacus' seiyuu) only said that Lacus is a difficult role for her. She never said that Lacus is Morosawa's Mary Sue.
75.17.250.246
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09:34:00 AM Mar 26th 2011
Isn't it interesting that a page that's essentially one long Justifying Edit screaming "Leave creators I like alooooone! They're awesooooome!" is still here and going strong, while pages like Small Name, Big Ego have been neutered?
Peteman
09:39:16 AM Mar 26th 2011
Seeing as some of these people have gotten death threats for what was essentially editorial mandate, I think yes, this page is warranted.
99.31.84.62
12:35:37 PM Mar 31st 2011
How lucky that TV Tropes is here to fight the forces of evil. I hope the death threats have ceased with the creation of this very important page.
Peteman
07:02:32 AM Apr 15th 2011
edited by Peteman
Cute, but if I recall correctly, Small Name, Big Ego was also a massive bloated nightmare of natter with justifications or elaborations with something added for every perceived little fandom slight, while this hasn't gotten out of hand yet.
fanboymaster
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01:08:07 PM Sep 12th 2010
  • Grant Morrison is widely despised by factions of traditionalist X-Men fandom and accused of everything from deliberately not leaving his successors with anything to write about to anti-Semitism.
    • Calling him a scapegoat creator implies he wasn't responsible for the stuff that he wrote.

Guys, if something doesn't apply, you remove it.
Danel
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03:52:10 AM Aug 11th 2010
The repeated Take Thats to fans who point out how silly that is, though? That's all her.

Is that what causes all the epic hatred for Karen Traviss across this wiki, then? Did she hurt your feelings?
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