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** It goes FromBadToWorse in Season 21 when Cartman becomes an emotionally abusive boyfriend to Heidi. Some fans loved that he's back to his old LaughablyEvil {{Jerkass}} self, while others find his actions too realistic to ever be funny. Then Heidi becomes Cartman's DistaffCounterpart as a result which caused some fans to find it a funny and interesting move, while also other fans to find the move redundant since Cartman is still there being himself. Then Heidi [[spoiler: breaks up with Cartman for good, which devastated some fans that a [[ShipSinking popular shipping is gone]], while [[CatharsisFactor satisfying others]] that she no longer in an abusive relationship.]]

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** It goes FromBadToWorse in Season 21 when Cartman becomes an emotionally abusive boyfriend to Heidi. Some fans loved that he's back to his old LaughablyEvil {{Jerkass}} self, while others find found his actions too realistic and reprehensible to ever be funny. Then Heidi becomes Cartman's DistaffCounterpart as a result result, which caused some fans to find it a funny and interesting move, while also other fans to find the move redundant since Cartman is still there being himself. Then Heidi [[spoiler: breaks [[spoiler:breaks up with Cartman for good, good at the end of the season, which devastated some fans that a [[ShipSinking popular shipping is gone]], ship has been sunken]], while [[CatharsisFactor satisfying others]] that she is no longer in an abusive relationship.]]


* There are two main views on the show as a whole: either it really [[GrowingTheBeard hit its stride]] when it moved from a show comprised solely of [[BlackComedy crude, shock-value humor]] to one focused just as much on social/political satire/commentary, or it completely [[SeasonalRot went to hell]] by turning into an AuthorTract. The fandom became even more fractured as later seasons began incorporating season-long story arcs. The thing with ''South Park'' is, though, that it can sometimes be as polarizing to its fanbase as it is to people in general. Combine that with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a town full of people]] and the tendency for [[NegativeContinuity things to stay relatively the same despite earth-shattering events]], and you end up with a show that can have half its fanbase loving how it's using a character/joke/plot/etc., and the other half ''hating'' it, meaning the whole thing is constantly a Broken Base, over any number of issues from any given episode.

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* There are two main views on the show as a whole: either it really [[GrowingTheBeard hit its stride]] when it moved from a show comprised composed solely of [[BlackComedy crude, shock-value humor]] to one focused just as much on social/political satire/commentary, or it completely [[SeasonalRot went to hell]] by turning into an AuthorTract. The fandom became even more fractured as later seasons began incorporating season-long story arcs. The thing with ''South Park'' is, though, that it can sometimes be as polarizing to its fanbase as it is to people in general. Combine that with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a town full of people]] and the tendency for [[NegativeContinuity things to stay relatively the same despite earth-shattering events]], and you end up with a show that can have half its fanbase loving how it's using a character/joke/plot/etc., and the other half ''hating'' it, meaning the whole thing is constantly a Broken Base, over any number of issues from any given episode.


* Their critique on Donald Trump has been this. Some fans don't mind either because they seem him as an AcceptableTarget or because they attack everyone. Another group of fans think the jokes have gotten old and feel the show is beating a dead horse with the heavy use of plots or subplots focused on critiquing him and wish they would just move on to something new.
* Similar to the "Ass Burgers" example, fans have been split on whether [[Recap/SouthParkS22E8BuddhaBox "Buddha Box"]] is meant to suggest that anxiety disorders as a ''whole'' are fake, or if it's just intended to criticize a specific few using the disorder as an excuse to be an antisocial jerk.

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* Their critique on Donald Trump has been this. Some fans don't mind either because they seem him as an AcceptableTarget or because they attack everyone. Another group of fans think the jokes have gotten old and feel the show is beating a dead horse with the heavy use of plots or subplots focused on critiquing him and wish they would just move on to something new. \n* Similar to the "Ass Burgers" example, fans have been split on whether [[Recap/SouthParkS22E8BuddhaBox "Buddha Box"]] is meant to suggest that anxiety disorders as a ''whole'' are fake, or if it's just intended to criticize a specific few using the disorder as an excuse to be an antisocial jerk.


* Their critique on Donald Trump has been this. Some fans don't mind either because they seem him as an AcceptableTarget or because they attack everyone. Another group of fans think the jokes have gotten old and feel the show is beating a dead horse with the heavy use of plots or subplots focused on critiquing him and wish they would just move on to something new.

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* Their critique on Donald Trump has been this. Some fans don't mind either because they seem him as an AcceptableTarget or because they attack everyone. Another group of fans think the jokes have gotten old and feel the show is beating a dead horse with the heavy use of plots or subplots focused on critiquing him and wish they would just move on to something new.
* Similar to the "Ass Burgers" example, fans have been split on whether [[Recap/SouthParkS22E8BuddhaBox "Buddha Box"]] is meant to suggest that anxiety disorders as a ''whole'' are fake, or if it's just intended to criticize a specific few using the disorder as an excuse to be an antisocial jerk.

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%% It is sustained: a true Broken Base is still discussed long after the start of the debate. The minimum requirement is a conflict that lasts more than six months.


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** "Ass Burgers" also got some flak for saying that Asperger's doesn't actually exist, with people being split on whether the characters saying it (namely, a bunch of people using Asperger's as an excuse to be [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery assholes who use the disorder as an excuse to be assholes]]) were supposed to be right or not.


** It goes FromBadToWorse Season 21 when Cartman becomes an emotionally abusive boyfriend to Heidi. Some fans loved that he's back to his old LaughablyEvil {{Jerkass}} self, while others find his actions too realistic to ever be funny. Then Heidi becomes Cartman's DistaffCounterpart as a result which caused some fans to find it a funny and interesting move, while also other fans to find the move redundant since Cartman is still there being himself. Then Heidi [[spoiler: breaks up with Cartman for good, which devastated some fans that a [[ShipSinking popular shipping is gone]], while [[CatharsisFactor satisfying others]] that she no longer in an abusive relationship.]]

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** It goes FromBadToWorse in Season 21 when Cartman becomes an emotionally abusive boyfriend to Heidi. Some fans loved that he's back to his old LaughablyEvil {{Jerkass}} self, while others find his actions too realistic to ever be funny. Then Heidi becomes Cartman's DistaffCounterpart as a result which caused some fans to find it a funny and interesting move, while also other fans to find the move redundant since Cartman is still there being himself. Then Heidi [[spoiler: breaks up with Cartman for good, which devastated some fans that a [[ShipSinking popular shipping is gone]], while [[CatharsisFactor satisfying others]] that she no longer in an abusive relationship.]]

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** It goes FromBadToWorse Season 21 when Cartman becomes an emotionally abusive boyfriend to Heidi. Some fans loved that he's back to his old LaughablyEvil {{Jerkass}} self, while others find his actions too realistic to ever be funny. Then Heidi becomes Cartman's DistaffCounterpart as a result which caused some fans to find it a funny and interesting move, while also other fans to find the move redundant since Cartman is still there being himself. Then Heidi [[spoiler: breaks up with Cartman for good, which devastated some fans that a [[ShipSinking popular shipping is gone]], while [[CatharsisFactor satisfying others]] that she no longer in an abusive relationship.]]


* Cartman has been turning into a BaseBreakingCharacter to many of those same fans. On one side, there are the fans who love his CrossesTheLineTwice MagnificentBastard villainy and are responsible for turning him to the series' BreakoutCharacter; on the other side, there are the fans who feel that he's become a completely irredeemable JerkAss who commits MoralEventHorizon-grade evil acts at least once per season. Basically, the split comes down to whether one believes his antics are still funny or if his actions starting in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" have rendered him beyond sympathy and likability. He is especially hated by Kyle's fans. In later seasons, Cartman has been getting punished more often for his worse behaviors, possibly as an AuthorsSavingThrow meant to cater to both camps in a balanced manner.

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* Cartman has been turning into a BaseBreakingCharacter to many of those same fans. On one side, there are the fans who love his CrossesTheLineTwice MagnificentBastard [[TheSociopath Sociopathic]] villainy and are responsible for turning him to the series' BreakoutCharacter; on the other side, there are the fans who feel that he's become a completely irredeemable JerkAss who commits MoralEventHorizon-grade evil acts at least once per season. Basically, the split comes down to whether one believes his antics are still funny or if his actions starting in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" have rendered him beyond sympathy and likability. He is especially hated by Kyle's fans. In later seasons, Cartman has been getting punished more often for his worse behaviors, possibly as an AuthorsSavingThrow meant to cater to both camps in a balanced manner.


* "Timmy 2000"'s TakeThat towards Music/PhilCollins. While making fun of celebrities is par for the course for this show, and Collins is a rather divisive figure in music, many felt their reason for targeting Phil Collins was [[DisproportionateRetribution far more petty than others]], which was the fact that "[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} You'll Be In My Heart]]" [[AwardSnub beat]] "[[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut Blame Canada]]" for best original song at the Oscars. Some pointed out if [[{{Misblamed}} they really wanted somebody to blame for being snubbed]], [[MisplacedRetribution it should have been the Academy]]. Not helping matters is that they have another TakeThat towards Collins in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', meaning that they're still bitter about it 14 years later. Some were okay with it, but others were accusing Trey and Matt of being sore losers.

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* "Timmy 2000"'s TakeThat towards Music/PhilCollins. While making fun of celebrities is par for the course for this show, and Collins is a rather divisive figure in music, many felt their reason for targeting Phil Collins was [[DisproportionateRetribution far more petty than others]], which was the fact that "[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} You'll Be In My Heart]]" [[AwardSnub beat]] "[[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut Blame Canada]]" for best original song at the Oscars. Some pointed out if [[{{Misblamed}} they really wanted somebody to blame for being snubbed]], [[MisplacedRetribution it should have been the Academy]]. Not helping matters is that they have another TakeThat towards Collins in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', meaning that they're still bitter about it 14 years later. Some were okay with it, but others were accusing Trey and Matt of being sore losers.losers.
* Their critique on Donald Trump has been this. Some fans don't mind either because they seem him as an AcceptableTarget or because they attack everyone. Another group of fans think the jokes have gotten old and feel the show is beating a dead horse with the heavy use of plots or subplots focused on critiquing him and wish they would just move on to something new.


* "Timmy 2000"'s TakeThat towards Creator/PhilCollins. While making fun of celebrities is par for the course for this show, and Collins is a rather divisive figure in music, many felt their reason for targeting Phil Collins was [[DisproportionateRetribution far more petty than others]], which was the fact that "[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} You'll Be In My Heart]]" [[AwardSnub beat]] "[[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut Blame Canada]]" for best original song at the Oscars. Some pointed out if [[{{Misblamed}} they really wanted somebody to blame for being snubbed]], [[MisplacedRetribution it should have been the Academy]]. Not helping matters is that they have another TakeThat towards Collins in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', meaning that they're still bitter about it 14 years later. Some were okay with it, but others were accusing Trey and Matt of being sore losers.

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* "Timmy 2000"'s TakeThat towards Creator/PhilCollins.Music/PhilCollins. While making fun of celebrities is par for the course for this show, and Collins is a rather divisive figure in music, many felt their reason for targeting Phil Collins was [[DisproportionateRetribution far more petty than others]], which was the fact that "[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} You'll Be In My Heart]]" [[AwardSnub beat]] "[[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut Blame Canada]]" for best original song at the Oscars. Some pointed out if [[{{Misblamed}} they really wanted somebody to blame for being snubbed]], [[MisplacedRetribution it should have been the Academy]]. Not helping matters is that they have another TakeThat towards Collins in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', meaning that they're still bitter about it 14 years later. Some were okay with it, but others were accusing Trey and Matt of being sore losers.


* "Timmy 2000"'s TakeThat towards Creator/PhilCollins. While making fun of celebrities is par for the course for this show, [[LoveItOrHateIt and Collins is a rather divisive figure in music]], many felt their reason for targeting Phil Collins was [[DisproportionateRetribution far more petty than others]], which was the fact that "[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} You'll Be In My Heart]]" [[AwardSnub beat]] "[[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut Blame Canada]]" for best original song at the Oscars. Some pointed out if [[{{Misblamed}} they really wanted somebody to blame for being snubbed]], [[MisplacedRetribution it should have been the Academy]]. Not helping matters is that they have another TakeThat towards Collins in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', meaning that they're still bitter about it 14 years later. Some were okay with it, but others were accusing Trey and Matt of being sore losers.

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* "Timmy 2000"'s TakeThat towards Creator/PhilCollins. While making fun of celebrities is par for the course for this show, [[LoveItOrHateIt and Collins is a rather divisive figure in music]], music, many felt their reason for targeting Phil Collins was [[DisproportionateRetribution far more petty than others]], which was the fact that "[[Disney/{{Tarzan}} You'll Be In My Heart]]" [[AwardSnub beat]] "[[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut Blame Canada]]" for best original song at the Oscars. Some pointed out if [[{{Misblamed}} they really wanted somebody to blame for being snubbed]], [[MisplacedRetribution it should have been the Academy]]. Not helping matters is that they have another TakeThat towards Collins in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', meaning that they're still bitter about it 14 years later. Some were okay with it, but others were accusing Trey and Matt of being sore losers.


* There are two main views on the show as a whole: either it really [[GrowingTheBeard hit its stride]] when it moved from a show comprised solely of [[BlackComedy crude, shock-value humor]] to one focused just as much on social/political satire/commentary, or it completely [[JumpingTheShark went to hell]] by turning into an AuthorTract. The fandom became even more fractured as later seasons began incorporating season-long story arcs. The thing with ''South Park'' is, though, that it can sometimes be as polarizing to its fanbase as it is to people in general. Combine that with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a town full of people]] and the tendency for [[NegativeContinuity things to stay relatively the same despite earth-shattering events]], and you end up with a show that can have half its fanbase loving how it's using a character/joke/plot/etc., and the other half ''hating'' it, meaning the whole thing is constantly a Broken Base, over any number of issues from any given episode.
* Cartman has been turning into a base breaker to many of those same fans. There are the fans who love his CrossesTheLineTwice MagnificentBastard villainy and the show [[BreakoutCharacter would not be the same without him]], while others feel that he's becoming a completely irredeemable asshole who commits MoralEventHorizon-grade evil acts at least once per season. Basically, the split comes from whether you think his antics are still funny or if his actions starting in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" rendered him beyond sympathy and likability. He is especially hated by Kyle's fans. In later seasons, Cartman has been getting punished more often for his bad behaviors, possibly as an AuthorsSavingThrow meant to cater to both camps in a balanced manner.

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* There are two main views on the show as a whole: either it really [[GrowingTheBeard hit its stride]] when it moved from a show comprised solely of [[BlackComedy crude, shock-value humor]] to one focused just as much on social/political satire/commentary, or it completely [[JumpingTheShark [[SeasonalRot went to hell]] by turning into an AuthorTract. The fandom became even more fractured as later seasons began incorporating season-long story arcs. The thing with ''South Park'' is, though, that it can sometimes be as polarizing to its fanbase as it is to people in general. Combine that with [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a town full of people]] and the tendency for [[NegativeContinuity things to stay relatively the same despite earth-shattering events]], and you end up with a show that can have half its fanbase loving how it's using a character/joke/plot/etc., and the other half ''hating'' it, meaning the whole thing is constantly a Broken Base, over any number of issues from any given episode.
* Cartman has been turning into a base breaker BaseBreakingCharacter to many of those same fans. There On one side, there are the fans who love his CrossesTheLineTwice MagnificentBastard villainy and are responsible for turning him to the show [[BreakoutCharacter would not be series' BreakoutCharacter; on the same without him]], while others other side, there are the fans who feel that he's becoming become a completely irredeemable asshole JerkAss who commits MoralEventHorizon-grade evil acts at least once per season. Basically, the split comes from down to whether you think one believes his antics are still funny or if his actions starting in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" have rendered him beyond sympathy and likability. He is especially hated by Kyle's fans. In later seasons, Cartman has been getting punished more often for his bad worse behaviors, possibly as an AuthorsSavingThrow meant to cater to both camps in a balanced manner.



* "You're Getting Old" and "Ass Burgers". Many fans weren't happy with these episodes for being overly dramatic, derailing the characters (especially Stan), and ultimately led to absolutely nothing but [[StatusQuoIsGod more of the same]], while bashing both Stan and the audience at the same time.
* A lot of other characters have been fanbase breakers themselves:
** Butters was probably the first example. He went from EnsembleDarkhorse when he was a side character to being hated by a lot of fans due to his becoming one of the main characters, and his perceived {{Flanderization}}. Nowadays, he's used less often, but more effectively.
** Kyle went from a JerkWithAHeartOfGold with traces of TheWoobie to a DesignatedMonkey and a {{Foil}} for Cartman. Some fans do not like his Designated Monkey status, while others are annoyed by his obsession with stopping Cartman and feel he's gone over into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory. Some also blame him for stealing screentime away from Stan, while some others are happy to see him focused on more often.
** Randy Marsh's increased role is either met with amusement or irritation, some going as far as to say that Randy's bone-headed attitude has helped run the show into the ground. [[TakeAThirdOption Still others like Randy, but feel he's best when used sparingly]].

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* "You're Getting Old" and "Ass Burgers". Many fans weren't happy with these episodes for being [[{{Wangst}} overly dramatic, dramatic]], derailing the characters (especially Stan), and ultimately led to absolutely nothing but [[StatusQuoIsGod more of the same]], while bashing both Stan and the audience at the same time.
* A lot of other characters have been fanbase turning into base breakers themselves:
as well:
** Butters was probably the first example. He went from an EnsembleDarkhorse when he was a side character to being hated by becoming TheScrappy for a lot of fans due to his becoming one of the main characters, [[AscendedExtra increased prominence]] and his perceived {{Flanderization}}. Nowadays, he's used less often, but more effectively.
** Kyle went from a JerkWithAHeartOfGold with traces of TheWoobie to a DesignatedMonkey and a {{Foil}} for Cartman. Some fans do not like his Designated Monkey status, while others are annoyed by his obsession with stopping Cartman and feel he's gone over into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory. Some also blame him for [[SpotlightStealingSquad stealing screentime screentime]] away from Stan, while some others are happy to see him focused on more often.
** Randy Marsh's increased role is in later seasons was either met with amusement or irritation, some going as far as to say that Randy's bone-headed attitude has helped run the show into the ground. [[TakeAThirdOption Still others like Randy, but feel he's best when used sparingly]].



* Fans argue whether ''South Park'' was better as a lighthearted, yet vulgar Creator/MontyPython-esque sitcom, or the darker political satire of later episodes.

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* Fans In general, fans argue whether ''South Park'' was better as a lighthearted, yet vulgar Creator/MontyPython-esque sitcom, or the darker political satire of later episodes.


** Cartman's arc in Season 20 was especially contentious. He started making more of an effort at improving himself and get past his former bigotry (albeit still going about it in a very insensitive and tone-deaf manner), even [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level up in kindness]] when he began dating Heidi Turner. Some fans embraced the change as an interesting new direction to take the character, others hated it due to [[WeWantOurJerkBack wanting the jerk Cartman back]], and still others believed it was all just an act and Cartman was planning an elaborate revenge scheme against everyone. In the end, the base was shattered even more when it turned out [[spoiler:that Cartman's attempt at self-improvement ''was'' genuine and he didn't have any plans for revenge... but he nevertheless suffered a perhaps inevitable backslide into his old jerkass ways and is now [[BitchInSheepsClothing passive-aggressively hiding it from his girlfriend]].]]

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** Cartman's arc in Season 20 was especially contentious. He started making more of an effort at improving himself and get past his former bigotry (albeit still going about it in a very insensitive and tone-deaf manner), even [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level up in kindness]] when he began dating Heidi Turner. Some fans embraced the change as an interesting new direction to take the character, others hated it due to [[WeWantOurJerkBack wanting the jerk Cartman back]], and still others believed it was all just an act and Cartman was planning an elaborate revenge scheme against everyone. In the end, the base was shattered even more when it turned out [[spoiler:that Cartman's attempt at self-improvement ''was'' genuine and he didn't have any plans for revenge... but he nevertheless suffered a perhaps inevitable backslide into his old jerkass ways and is now [[BitchInSheepsClothing passive-aggressively hiding it from his girlfriend]].]]


* Cartman has been turning into a base breaker to many of those same fans. There are the fans who love his CrossesTheLineTwice MagnificentBastard villainy and the show [[BreakoutCharacter would not be the same without him]], while others feel that he's becoming a completely irredeemable asshole who commits MoralEventHorizon-grade evil acts at least once per season. Basically, the split come from whether you think his antics are still funny or if his actions starting in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" rendered him beyond sympathy and likability. He is especially hated by Kyle's fans. In later seasons, Cartman has been getting punished more often for his bad behaviors, possibly as an AuthorsSavingThrow meant to cater to both camps in a balanced manner.
** Cartman's arc in Season 20 was especially contentious. He started making more of an effort at improving himself (albeit still going about it in a very insensitive and tone-deaf manner), even [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level up in kindness]] when he began dating Heidi Turner. Some fans embraced the change as an interesting new direction to take the character, others hated it due to [[WeWantOurJerkBack wanting the jerk Cartman back]], and still others believed it was all just an act and Cartman was planning an elaborate revenge scheme against everyone. In the end, the base was shattered even more when it turned out [[spoiler:that Cartman's attempt at self-improvement ''was'' genuine and he didn't have any plans for revenge... but he nevertheless suffered a perhaps inevitable backslide into his old jerkass ways and is now [[BitchInSheepsClothing passive-aggressively hiding it from his girlfriend]].]]
* "You're Getting Old" and "Ass Burgers". Many fans weren't happy with these episodes for being overly dramatic, derailing the characters (especially Stan), and ultimately led to absolutely nothing but [[StatusQuoIsGod more of the same]], Stan and the audience at the same time.

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* Cartman has been turning into a base breaker to many of those same fans. There are the fans who love his CrossesTheLineTwice MagnificentBastard villainy and the show [[BreakoutCharacter would not be the same without him]], while others feel that he's becoming a completely irredeemable asshole who commits MoralEventHorizon-grade evil acts at least once per season. Basically, the split come comes from whether you think his antics are still funny or if his actions starting in "Scott Tenorman Must Die" rendered him beyond sympathy and likability. He is especially hated by Kyle's fans. In later seasons, Cartman has been getting punished more often for his bad behaviors, possibly as an AuthorsSavingThrow meant to cater to both camps in a balanced manner.
** Cartman's arc in Season 20 was especially contentious. He started making more of an effort at improving himself and get past his former bigotry (albeit still going about it in a very insensitive and tone-deaf manner), even [[TookALevelInKindness taking a level up in kindness]] when he began dating Heidi Turner. Some fans embraced the change as an interesting new direction to take the character, others hated it due to [[WeWantOurJerkBack wanting the jerk Cartman back]], and still others believed it was all just an act and Cartman was planning an elaborate revenge scheme against everyone. In the end, the base was shattered even more when it turned out [[spoiler:that Cartman's attempt at self-improvement ''was'' genuine and he didn't have any plans for revenge... but he nevertheless suffered a perhaps inevitable backslide into his old jerkass ways and is now [[BitchInSheepsClothing passive-aggressively hiding it from his girlfriend]].]]
* "You're Getting Old" and "Ass Burgers". Many fans weren't happy with these episodes for being overly dramatic, derailing the characters (especially Stan), and ultimately led to absolutely nothing but [[StatusQuoIsGod more of the same]], while bashing both Stan and the audience at the same time.



** Kyle went from a JerkWithAHeartOfGold with traces of TheWoobie to a DesignatedMonkey and a {{Foil}} for Cartman. Some fans do not like his Designated Monkey status, while others are annoyed by his newfound obsession with stopping Cartman. Some also blame him for stealing screentime away from Stan, while some others are happy to see him focused on more often.

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** Kyle went from a JerkWithAHeartOfGold with traces of TheWoobie to a DesignatedMonkey and a {{Foil}} for Cartman. Some fans do not like his Designated Monkey status, while others are annoyed by his newfound his obsession with stopping Cartman.Cartman and feel he's gone over into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory. Some also blame him for stealing screentime away from Stan, while some others are happy to see him focused on more often.

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