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* Loved (or worshipped) by the writers

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* Loved (or worshipped) by the writerswriters (CreatorsFavorite)


Unless it meets ''all'' of these criteria, then it doesn't fit.

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Unless it meets ''all'' of these criteria, then it doesn't fit.


There are certain characters who receive [[TheScrappy a lot of hatred from the fanbase]] for one reason or another. Most often, when their creators pick up on the hate, they have a couple options. They can ignore it, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap tweak the character into a more likable version]], or even [[TakeThatScrappy play it for laughs.]] Sometimes, however, the creator(s) have become so attached to this character for whatever reason, whether because they see something of themselves in the character or the character reminds them of someone they were close to or the character represents something they admire, that they decide to increasingly [[CharacterFocus focus on him]], magnifying the importance of his role, and having the other characters [[CharacterShilling talk about how awesome he is]], in painful ignorance of -- or sometimes in spite of -- the fans' obvious hatred. In some cases the writer(s) probably hopes that if given enough time fans will eventually warm up to the character and forgive a shaky start after solid character development.

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There are certain characters who receive [[TheScrappy a lot of hatred from the fanbase]] for one reason or another. Most often, when their creators pick up on the hate, they have a couple options. They can ignore it, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap tweak the character into a more likable version]], or even [[TakeThatScrappy play it for laughs.]] Sometimes, however, the creator(s) have become so attached to this character for whatever reason, whether because they see something of themselves in the character or the character reminds them of someone they were close to or the character represents something they admire, that they decide to increasingly [[CharacterFocus focus on him]], magnifying the importance of his role, and having the other characters [[CharacterShilling talk about how awesome he is]], in painful ignorance of -- or sometimes in spite of -- the fans' obvious hatred. In some cases the writer(s) probably hopes that if given enough time fans will eventually warm up to the character and forgive a shaky start after solid character development.\n



* Never suffers the consequences of their actions (KarmaHoudini)

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* Never suffers the consequences of their actions (KarmaHoudini)



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* Never suffers the consequences of their actions (KarmaHoudini)


There are certain characters who receive [[TheScrappy a lot of hatred from the fanbase]] for one reason or another. Most often, when their creators pick up on the hate, they have a couple options. They can ignore it, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap tweak the character into a more likable version]], or even [[TakeThatScrappy play it for laughs.]] Sometimes, however, the creator(s) have become so attached to this character that they decide to increasingly [[CharacterFocus focus on him]], magnifying the importance of his role, and having the other characters [[CharacterShilling talk about how awesome he is]], in painful ignorance of -- or sometimes in spite of -- the fans' obvious hatred.

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There are certain characters who receive [[TheScrappy a lot of hatred from the fanbase]] for one reason or another. Most often, when their creators pick up on the hate, they have a couple options. They can ignore it, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap tweak the character into a more likable version]], or even [[TakeThatScrappy play it for laughs.]] Sometimes, however, the creator(s) have become so attached to this character for whatever reason, whether because they see something of themselves in the character or the character reminds them of someone they were close to or the character represents something they admire, that they decide to increasingly [[CharacterFocus focus on him]], magnifying the importance of his role, and having the other characters [[CharacterShilling talk about how awesome he is]], in painful ignorance of -- or sometimes in spite of -- the fans' obvious hatred.
hatred. In some cases the writer(s) probably hopes that if given enough time fans will eventually warm up to the character and forgive a shaky start after solid character development.


Keep in mind that this isn't "TheScrappy [[TheSameButMore with a big role]]", nor is it the CanonSue, although there's a lot of overlap in both cases. The Creator's Pet is a combination of being:

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Keep in mind that this isn't "TheScrappy [[TheSameButMore with a big role]]", role", nor is it the CanonSue, although there's a lot of overlap in both cases. The Creator's Pet is a combination of being:


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For cases when the character is heavily hyped out-of-universe as well as within it, see WolverinePublicity. If the "character" is a real person, that's BillingDisplacement.


There are certain characters who receive [[TheScrappy a lot of hatred from the fanbase]] for one reason or another. Most often, when their creators pick up on the hate, they have a couple options. They can ignore it, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap tweak the character into a more likable version]], or even [[TakeThatScrappy play it for laughs.]] Sometimes, however, the creator(s) have become so attached to this character that they decide to increasingly [[CharacterFocus focusing on him]], magnifying the importance of his role, and having the other characters [[CharacterShilling talk about how awesome he is]], in painful ignorance of -- or sometimes in spite of -- the fans' obvious hatred.

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There are certain characters who receive [[TheScrappy a lot of hatred from the fanbase]] for one reason or another. Most often, when their creators pick up on the hate, they have a couple options. They can ignore it, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap tweak the character into a more likable version]], or even [[TakeThatScrappy play it for laughs.]] Sometimes, however, the creator(s) have become so attached to this character that they decide to increasingly [[CharacterFocus focusing focus on him]], magnifying the importance of his role, and having the other characters [[CharacterShilling talk about how awesome he is]], in painful ignorance of -- or sometimes in spite of -- the fans' obvious hatred.


There are certain characters who receive [[TheScrappy a lot of hatred from the fanbase]] for one reason or another. Most often, when their creators pick up on the hate, it's ignored, RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, or even [[TakeThatScrappy played into.]] Sometimes, however, the creator(s) become so attached to this character that they spend increasing amounts of time [[CharacterFocus focusing on him]], magnifying the importance of his role, and having the other characters [[CharacterShilling talk about how awesome he is]], in painful ignorance of -- or sometimes in spite of -- the fans' hatred.

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There are certain characters who receive [[TheScrappy a lot of hatred from the fanbase]] for one reason or another. Most often, when their creators pick up on the hate, it's ignored, RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, they have a couple options. They can ignore it, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap tweak the character into a more likable version]], or even [[TakeThatScrappy played into.play it for laughs.]] Sometimes, however, the creator(s) have become so attached to this character that they spend increasing amounts of time decide to increasingly [[CharacterFocus focusing on him]], magnifying the importance of his role, and having the other characters [[CharacterShilling talk about how awesome he is]], in painful ignorance of -- or sometimes in spite of -- the fans' obvious hatred.


'''Note:''' Although this is {{YMMV}}, only blatantly obvious or creator-acknowledged examples should be listed in the pages below.

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'''Note:''' Although this is {{YMMV}}, subjective, only blatantly obvious or creator-acknowledged examples should be listed in the pages below.


* Loved (or worshiped) by the writers

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* Loved (or worshiped) worshipped) by the writers


* Loved by the writers

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* Loved (or worshiped) by the writers



If it doesn't meet these criteria, then it doesn't fit.

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If Unless it doesn't meet meets ''all'' of these criteria, then it doesn't fit.


Once a Creator's Pet has been identified, there are only a few ways to reliably [[AuthorsSavingThrow prevent the show]] from JumpingTheShark. PutOnABus is the easiest, followed by [[KilledOffForReal killing]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim him off]] outright. Some shows may substitute AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence if his "pet" status gets absorbed into {{canon}}. While it is at least possible for the Creator's Pet to be RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, it's rare and takes considerable writing talent. Lastly, if the character is too important to get rid of, he could become TheArtifact.

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