02:56:02 PM Nov 3rd 2011
Would Grover from Sesame Street be considered an Unpopular Popular Character? The audience loves him, but the other Muppets can't seem to stand him. For example, he keeps trying to sell Kermit things that he cannot use.
10:38:05 PM Mar 18th 2011
In the Invader Zim example below, Dib is cited as the 3rd or 4th most popular character...on a show with only 4 main characters. That's kind of a meaningless distinction, isn't it? I'm not arguing against Dib qualifying for the trope (he absolutely does), but the way the entry is written is kinda like saying "George Harrison is loved by fans as the 3rd or 4th most popular Beatle."
03:27:00 PM Jul 16th 2010
Since this trope evokes sympathy by having a character not be popular, is it a subtrope of This Loser Is You? As in, it's basically the last part of "Like this character, we assume you're stupid, weak, and no one likes you?" Is that worth mentioning?