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* Creator/JonathanNolan [[http://ew.com/tv/2018/06/24/westworld-season-2-finale-interview/ admitted]] that ''Series/{{Westworld}}'' can be confusing to some viewers due to the timelines and puzzles but he trusts that there are viewers who enjoy the non-linear storytelling and the puzzle solving. He even confessed that this show is really for these viewers.

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* Creator/JonathanNolan [[http://ew.com/tv/2018/06/24/westworld-season-2-finale-interview/ admitted]] that ''Series/{{Westworld}}'' can be confusing to some viewers due to the timelines and puzzles but he trusts that there are viewers who enjoy the non-linear storytelling and the puzzle solving. He even confessed that this show is really for these viewers and it really required them to pay attention. Even HBO's head of programming, Casey Bloys, admitted that the show is not meant for casual viewers.


** The Twelfth Doctor's era (Series 8-10) was accused of pandering to the feminist side of the fanbase. Showrunner Creator/StevenMoffat took a lot of criticism during Eleven's tenure for the female companions, villains, etc. tending to have lives that revolved around the Doctor, were more puzzles for him to solve than people, and so on. Beyond companion Clara Oswald getting enough CharacterFocus (with her second and final season with Twelve presenting her as a DistaffCounterpart) that detractors called the show ''Clara Who'' in Series 8 and 9, Series 10 featured a TwoferTokenMinority companion, the black and lesbian Bill Potts. Twelve's ArchEnemy turned out to be the first-ever female incarnation of the Master, a character Moffat hadn't been a big fan of and thus hadn't used with Eleven. Most of the fanbase ''loved'' Bill Potts and came to like Missy, however, and the latter helped lay the foundation for a female ''Doctor'' -- something Moffat ''wasn't'' willing to take the plunge on but which his successor Creator/ChrisChibnall was leading to a fair deal of cheeky foreshadowing in the final Series 10 episodes. While the Twelfth Doctor's era did not do as well ratings-wise as Ten and Eleven's did it was well-received by critics and given the huge uptick in ratings with the arrival of Creator/JodieWhittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, which also coincided with a schedule change to Sunday nights instead of Saturdays, so detractors' claims that Twelve's era was too "politically correct" to appeal to the masses don't hold much water, especially given that Thirteen's era was even more progressive in its content.

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** The Twelfth Doctor's era (Series 8-10) was accused of pandering to the feminist side of the fanbase. Showrunner Creator/StevenMoffat took a lot of criticism was attacked in the press and the media for his supposedly sexist writing during Eleven's tenure for the female companions, villains, etc. tending to have lives 11th Doctors era. (To the point where he was even driven off of social media.) Many fans and critics feel that revolved around the Doctor, were more puzzles for him he attempted to solve than people, and so on. Beyond companion Clara Oswald getting enough CharacterFocus (with her second and final season win favour with Twelve presenting her his 'progressive' critics throughout the 12th Doctors era as a DistaffCounterpart) that detractors called result. First Moffat brought back the show ''Clara Who'' in Series 8 and 9, Series 10 featured a TwoferTokenMinority companion, the black and lesbian Bill Potts. Twelve's ArchEnemy turned out to be the first-ever female incarnation of the Master, a Master (a character Moffat hadn't been a big fan of he was known to dislike and thus hadn't used with Eleven. Most of throughout 11's era) as a woman. He also retconned the fanbase ''loved'' Bill Potts Master/Doctor relationship to be romantic. Whilst some fans appreciated Michelle Gomez' performance, many argued that she ruined the Master/Doctor dynamic by changing it from a Holmes/Moriaty relationship to a case of DatingCatwoman. Many also felt that the character of Clara (already a very unpopular companion) was given too much focus, at the expense of new Doctor Peter Capaldi. Finally many also pointed to various misandristic remarks made by Clara and came to like Missy, however, Missy and the latter helped lay the foundation for a other female ''Doctor'' -- something Moffat ''wasn't'' willing to take characters throughout the plunge on but which his successor Creator/ChrisChibnall was leading shows run as examples of feminist pandering. (Such as Clara repeatedly threatening to a fair deal of cheeky foreshadowing and hitting the Doctor.) During 12's era the shows viewers crashed to the absolute lowest they had ever been in the final Series 10 episodes. While shows 50 year history, whilst the reception from fans and critics alike was mixed at best. (It should be noted that most fans and critics praised Capaldi's performance, but even then many feel that he was sidelined and even emasculated by Moffat's pandering.)
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Twelfth Doctor's era did Doctors final story was also accused of pandering to the more extreme feminist audience when it rewrote the First Doctor into being a straw misogynist, which was not do as well ratings-wise as Ten and Eleven's recieved. (Though many did it was well-received by critics and given the huge uptick in ratings with the arrival of Creator/JodieWhittaker as the praise David Bradley's performance nonetheless.)
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Thirteenth Doctor, which also coincided with Doctors era has been accused of pandering to the same audience too. It should be noted however that its viewers have been higher than Capaldi's last few seasons. However some have claimed this was more due to a schedule change to Sunday nights instead of Saturdays, so detractors' claims timeslot, better advertising and the novelty of a female Doctor. It should be noted that Twelve's era was too "politically correct" to appeal to Jodie's first series' viewers did drop dramitically (until they reached record lows for a festive special.) Jodie's performance as the masses don't hold much water, especially given that Thirteen's era was even more progressive in its content.Doctor has also been polarising (to put it mildly.)


** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' set a new record, with extensive pandering to Gen 1 fans. The Kanto starters are given away, the Gen 1 games get a 2-hour anime special, and [[BreakoutCharacter Charizard]] gets two [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]] while the other 2 Kanto starters get one each. And speaking of Mega Evolutions, it was [[WordOfGod officially stated]] that popular Pokemon are most likely to be the ones who get them, even if other Pokemon need them more. The actual new Pokemon introduced in the generation make up ''only 15% of the total Kalos Pokedex.'' ''Mewtwo'' also got ''two'' Mega Evolutions, despite being [[OlympusMons powerful enough as is]], and the fact that it getting Mega Evolution [[PlotHole makes no sense considering the origins of Mega Evolution.]] They promoted Mewtwo and used its popularity, to the point that they ignored their own plot to do so. And about that Kalos Pokédex - not only do the new Pokémon take up a tiny percentage of the 'dex, it would still be the smallest amount of new Pokémon to date (with only 69, where all other regions had at least 100). The ''6th'' Gen was also the first to put the most emphasis on Competitive Battling instead of the actual campaign. Mechanics such as Super Training, Wonder Trade, easier breeding (Smeargle, a mon with the ability to copy any move in the game with its Sketch ability, is found on the same route as the Day-Care Center), and quicker leveling up were all made available to the player extremely early. Almost every major addition or change to the game was done so to cater to the competitive battling crowd.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' set a new record, with extensive pandering to Gen 1 fans. The Kanto starters are given away, the Gen 1 games get a 2-hour anime special, and [[BreakoutCharacter Charizard]] gets two [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]] while the other 2 Kanto starters get one each. And speaking of Mega Evolutions, it was [[WordOfGod officially stated]] that popular Pokemon are most likely to be the ones who get them, even if other Pokemon need them more. The actual new Pokemon introduced in the generation make up ''only 15% of the total Kalos Pokedex.'' ''Mewtwo'' also got ''two'' Mega Evolutions, despite being [[OlympusMons powerful enough as is]], and the fact that it getting Mega Evolution [[PlotHole makes no sense considering the origins of Mega Evolution.]] They promoted Mewtwo and used its popularity, to the point that they ignored their own plot to do so. And about that Kalos Pokédex - not only do the new Pokémon take up a tiny percentage of the 'dex, it would still be the smallest amount of new Pokémon to date (with only 69, 72, where all other regions had at least 100). The ''6th'' Gen was also the first to put the most emphasis on Competitive Battling instead of the actual campaign. Mechanics such as Super Training, Wonder Trade, easier breeding (Smeargle, a mon with the ability to copy any move in the game with its Sketch ability, is found on the same route as the Day-Care Center), and quicker leveling up were all made available to the player extremely early. Almost every major addition or change to the game was done so to cater to the competitive battling crowd.


* For all the TheyChangedItNowItSucks that the ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' gets from the fanbase, the writers did a surprisingly bold move when the desire to include fan favorite Soundwave into the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film hit the wall with Creator/MichaelBay's demands for what the movie Transformers would be able to do, like refusing to allow mass-shifting. In the original draft Soundwave was supposed to be the one hacking the defense network and tracking Sam Witwicky down. Part of the story involved him mass shifting from a small infiltrator robot into a Humvee. Bay vetoed this plot and Soundwave's role was divided up among a few additional robots. Instead of just naming the primary one Soundwave to salvage the plotline to appease Bay, they named the robot Blackout, with Frenzy, Barricade and Scorponok taking on the role Soundwave and Ravage would have had. The writers then proclaimed said "Do Soundwave right or not at all." ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' in turn showed a strong Soundwave/Ravage showing, with Soundwave as a spy satellite.


* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''.
** this movie has more fan pandering than Star Trek 2009 and Into Darkness, which were made to be more accessible to a wider audience than original series fans.
*** It is telling that a segment of hardcore tos fans most eagerly embraced this movie because it aligned with more traditional old-fashioned interpretations of the franchise and it ignored, for the most part, the biggest changes to the lore in favor of the most over fan service.
** Some elements deemed as examples of fan pandering by some fans and critics:
*** The new creative team moving away from character dynamics established by the first movies - such as the Kirk-Uhura-Spock trio - to put the spotlight back on old school, boys only, TOS relationships with Kirk, Spock and [=McCoy=].
*** Gratuitously breaking up ''The Official Couple'' Spock/Uhura at the beginning, and sidelining Zoe Saldana's character (including, but not limited to them deliberately keeping her away from both Spock and Kirk while ensuring [=McCoy=] must spend all his screentime interacting with them instead) came across as the movie undoing the most modern, and to some necessary, changes JJ Abrams made (such as having a female character and different relationships to refreshingly counterbalance the old school bromance) to cater to those who relentlessly hated Uhura for stealing screentime away from [=McCoy=] and the original trio bromance.
*** Some interviews where Lin needed to establish himself as a TOS fan, opposite to JJ who has the reputation of not being a fan. Also him coming across as suggesting they would ignore the previous movie (that a vocal side of trek fans online hated). Ironically, Into Darkness made more money than Beyond and got better reviews too, but a segment of the fandom tells a different story (and it seems the creative team believed it too).
** Unfortunately for the creative team, this movie further ended up proving right one of the main points of this article: trying to appease to hard-core fanboys backfired and, in this case, unnecessarily doomed an otherwise good movie by contributing making Beyond the least successful movie out of the 3 and a box office failure. [[https://www.inquisitr.com/3409505/its-official-star-trek-beyond-is-a-box-office-flop/ It’s Official, ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Is A Box Office Flop]].
** A good kind of fan pandering was them finally adding rank to Uhura's new uniform, that wasn't present in the previous movies. The costume designer of the first movies admitted it was an oversight and while the short sleeves uniform didn't show the rank, if you pay attention there are female characters with long sleeves that showed it in the first movies too.
** [[spoiler:The design of the alternate reality's USS ''Enterprise''-A, revealed in the final scene, is marginally closer to Matt Jeffries' iconic ''Enterprise'' from ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' in comparison to the previous ship. This is possibly in response to the fans' overall dissatisfaction of the previous ship's look despite being an awesome starship that was fairly respectful to the original.]]

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=XRVD32rnzOw The first trailer]] was unfairly criticized by fans (and even some creators) for being "way too action-oriented" or for "having a ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' vibe" (like that's a bad thing?) with Music/{{Beastie Boys}}' "Sabotage" playing in the background[[note]]which was a CallBack to Kirk's childhood in the first movie[[/note]] as well as "not being ''Star Trek''" from [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks what they've come to know it as]]. This was despite how well the trailer kept with the tone set by the [[Film/StarTrek2009 last]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness two]] movies. Many blamed Creator/{{Paramount}} for hiring Creator/JustinLin[[note]]a self-admitted {{Trekkie}}[[/note]], who previously did ''Film/{{The Fast and the Furious}}' 3-6'', as director to "explicitly make it [[ActionizedSequel actionized]] at the expense of the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries source material]]", even though [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan many]] [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry beloved]] [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact entries]] in the series did the exact same thing. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Tvq3y8BhZ2s second]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MBXBMkcUNo third]] trailers were much more well-recieved; having being seen as "improvements" as they seemingly had more gravitas and sincerity. Keep in mind these were only the '''trailers''' and not the actual movie[[note]]which ''unsurprisingly'' turned out [[https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_trek_beyond/ to be well received]][[/note]].


** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'''s inclusion of the [[CharacterCustomization Avatar]] is this to the many, ''many'' OriginalCharacters that fans have made. It also features Classic Sonic returning (again), but received heavy criticism for awkward physics (an issue not present in ''Generations'') and a lack of relevancy to the game's otherwise more serious plot.

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** ''VideoGame/SonicForces'''s inclusion of the [[CharacterCustomization Avatar]] is this to the many, ''many'' OriginalCharacters {{Original Character}}s that fans have made. It also features Classic Sonic returning (again), but received heavy criticism for awkward physics (an issue not present in ''Generations'') and a lack of relevancy to the game's otherwise more serious plot.


** To an extent Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} managed this with their ''ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}}s'' remake. It simplifies plots of the original comics, for good or for bad, but if you come to it without preconceptions, it actually reads pretty well, at least till you get to ''[[CrisisCrossover Ultimatum]]''.

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** To an extent Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} managed this with their ''ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}}s'' remake. It simplifies plots of the original comics, for good or for bad, but if you come to it without preconceptions, it actually reads pretty well, at least till you get to ''[[CrisisCrossover Ultimatum]]''.''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}''.



* In a [[TropesAreTools positive example]] of this, James Roberts, writer of ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetstheEye'', wrote the character of [[WrenchWench Nautica]] into the story solely because he knew the fans wanted there to be a female Lost Light crewmember. The character was [[EnsembleDarkhorse immensely popular with both fans and critical reviewers]] and greatly helped to placate fans who grumbled about the lack of female characters in IDW's ''Transformers'' continuity. It helps that she was actually given plot relevance rather than simply being thrown in for the sake of it.

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* In a [[TropesAreTools positive example]] of this, James Roberts, writer of ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetstheEye'', ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', wrote the character of [[WrenchWench Nautica]] into the story solely because he knew the fans wanted there to be a female Lost Light crewmember. The character was [[EnsembleDarkhorse immensely popular with both fans and critical reviewers]] and greatly helped to placate fans who grumbled about the lack of female characters in IDW's ''Transformers'' continuity. It helps that she was actually given plot relevance rather than simply being thrown in for the sake of it.



* The writer of ''FanFic/ForgedDestiny'' has admitted to doing this a few times, most notably with the plotline of Book 7 being heavily truncated due to an off-putting SlowPacedBeginning. He also admits that this has not always been the best for the story.



* ''StarWars'' ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII: The Force Awakens]]'' does this with its heavier emphasis on practical effects, and closer look and feel to the Original Trilogy. Ironically, the special effects reel revealed that the film actually didn't use less special effects than the Prequel Trilogy, and shot-for-shot actually contains ''more'' CGI than ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' does. The difference mostly just comes from smarter use and ten+ years of technology making ConspicuousCGI less of a problem. So in this case, it's more of just telling the base what they want to hear than actually pandering to them.

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* ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Episode VII: The Force Awakens]]'' does this with its heavier emphasis on practical effects, and closer look and feel to the Original Trilogy. Ironically, the special effects reel revealed that the film actually didn't use less special effects than the Prequel Trilogy, and shot-for-shot actually contains ''more'' CGI than ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' does. The difference mostly just comes from smarter use and ten+ years of technology making ConspicuousCGI less of a problem. So in this case, it's more of just telling the base what they want to hear than actually pandering to them.



*** the new creative team moving away from character dynamics established by the first movies - such as the Kirk-Uhura-Spock trio - to put the spotlight back on old school, boys only, tos relationships with Kirk, Spock and Mccoy.
*** gratuitously breaking up ''The Official Couple'' Spock/Uhura at the beginning, and sidelining Zoe Saldana's character (including, but not limited to them deliberately keeping her away from both Spock and Kirk while ensuring Mccoy must spend all his screentime interacting with them instead) came across as the movie undoing the most modern, and to some necessary, changes JJ Abrams made (such as having a female character and different relationship to refreshingly counterbalance the old school bromance) to cater to those who relentlessly hated Uhura for stealing screentime away from Mccoy and the original trio bromance.
*** some interviews where Lin needed to establish himself as a tos fan, opposite to JJ who has the reputation of not being a fan. Also him coming across as suggesting they would ignore the previous movie (that a vocal side of trek fans online hated). Ironically, Into Darkness complessively made more money than Beyond and got better reviews too, but a segment of the fandom tells a different story (and it seems the creative team believed it too).
** Unfortunately for the creative team, this movie further ended up proving right one of the main points of this article: trying to appease to hard-core fanboys backfired and, in this case, unnecessarily doomed an otherwise good movie by contributing making Beyond the least successful movie out of the 3 and a box office failure. [[https://www.inquisitr.com/3409505/its-official-star-trek-beyond-is-a-box-office-flop/ It’s Official, ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Is A Box Office Flop]]
** a good kind of fan pandering was them finally adding rank to Uhura's new uniform, that wasn't present in the previous movies. The costume designer of the first movies admitted it was an oversight and while the short sleeves uniform didn't show the rank, if you pay attention there are female characters with long sleeves that showed it in the first movies too.

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*** the The new creative team moving away from character dynamics established by the first movies - such as the Kirk-Uhura-Spock trio - to put the spotlight back on old school, boys only, tos TOS relationships with Kirk, Spock and Mccoy.
[=McCoy=].
*** gratuitously Gratuitously breaking up ''The Official Couple'' Spock/Uhura at the beginning, and sidelining Zoe Saldana's character (including, but not limited to them deliberately keeping her away from both Spock and Kirk while ensuring Mccoy [=McCoy=] must spend all his screentime interacting with them instead) came across as the movie undoing the most modern, and to some necessary, changes JJ Abrams made (such as having a female character and different relationship relationships to refreshingly counterbalance the old school bromance) to cater to those who relentlessly hated Uhura for stealing screentime away from Mccoy [=McCoy=] and the original trio bromance.
*** some Some interviews where Lin needed to establish himself as a tos TOS fan, opposite to JJ who has the reputation of not being a fan. Also him coming across as suggesting they would ignore the previous movie (that a vocal side of trek fans online hated). Ironically, Into Darkness complessively made more money than Beyond and got better reviews too, but a segment of the fandom tells a different story (and it seems the creative team believed it too).
** Unfortunately for the creative team, this movie further ended up proving right one of the main points of this article: trying to appease to hard-core fanboys backfired and, in this case, unnecessarily doomed an otherwise good movie by contributing making Beyond the least successful movie out of the 3 and a box office failure. [[https://www.inquisitr.com/3409505/its-official-star-trek-beyond-is-a-box-office-flop/ It’s Official, ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Is A Box Office Flop]]
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** After the backlash against ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' for being too grim and the extremely positive fan reaction to ''Film/SuicideSquad'''s much more fun-looking trailers, WB reshot parts of ''Suicide Squad'' to be more like the trailers. Unfortunately, this caused the film to have a distractingly uneven tone and inconsistent editing and be panned in reviews too.

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** After the backlash against ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' for being too grim and the extremely positive fan reaction to ''Film/SuicideSquad'''s ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'''s much more fun-looking trailers, WB reshot parts of ''Suicide Squad'' to be more like the trailers. Unfortunately, this caused the film to have a distractingly distracting uneven tone and inconsistent editing and be panned in reviews too.

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* ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' was designed to appeal more to the Japanese fanbase by having Samus being more stoic, repressed, and being very submissive to Adam, who used to be her commanding officer. Samus being stoic and quiet is a trait in Japanese media that is usually seen as badass. The game overall received mixed to lukewarm reception in Japan while everyone else critically panned the game while also disliking the changes to Samus's characterization.


* One of the great balancing acts of the modern era is on display whenever [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Games Workshop]] begins working on a new army codex. Pandering to the base is a great temptation, especially when there's two different bases to pander to. Take the Eldar Wraithlord for example. As it is now, it's a monster in both shooting and close combat and greatly feared when it's taken in numbers. When they release a new Eldar codex, they have three roads they could go: they could pander to their Eldar players and make it more powerful; they could pander to the Wraithlord detractors and nerf it something awful; or they could potentially anger BOTH sides and leave it relatively unchanged. The attention given to Space Marines far outweigh attention to other armies in the codex. Meanwhile, Commissars feature heavily in the books, despite being fairly minor in the actual game/overall plot.

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* One of the great balancing acts of the modern era is on display whenever [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Games Workshop]] begins working on a new army codex. Pandering to the base is a great temptation, especially when there's two different bases to pander to. Take the Eldar Wraithlord for example. As it is now, it's a monster in both shooting and close combat and greatly feared when it's taken in numbers. When they release a new Eldar codex, they have three roads they could go: they could pander to their Eldar players and make it more powerful; they could pander to the Wraithlord detractors and nerf it something awful; or they could potentially anger BOTH sides and leave it relatively unchanged. The attention given to Meanwhile, Space Marines are given far outweigh more attention to than any other armies in the codex. Meanwhile, faction, and Commissars feature heavily in the books, despite being fairly minor in the actual game/overall plot.



* In its later days, ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' practically ran on this, by having many story elements, from names of fictional animals all the way to upcoming characters and even ENTIRE story threads depend on the decisions made by fans (more specifically, only the members of Website/BZPower). Even the most minor, insignificant details that didn't affect the story in the ''least'' got explanations that, more often than not, were needless and/or ridiculous. It didn't help that many fans had a blase attitude on that site, which meant that more critical fans (some of whom didn't even visit the site out of spite) tended to get overshadowed by their votes. Yes, they had polls on what to make canon, because the situation was getting too out of hand, and this trend still continues even after the line has been canceled and rebooted with a new canon. Though the writer was denied further access to the site due to a new policy, fans have continued pestering him on the official LEGO Message Board, where he continued giving the OK to the ideas of a select few BZP members (this time mostly without polls), retroactively adding needless details to the abandoned story of the original canon. This has also lead to some amount of fan controversy. As for [[Toys/{{Bionicle2015}} the reboot]], it so far offers [[MythologyGag little nods and visual references]], as well as curious {{easter egg}}s featuring the Mask of Time hidden in the scenery to keep older fans interested.

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* In its later days, ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' practically ran on this, by having many story elements, from names of fictional animals all the way to upcoming characters and even ENTIRE story threads depend on the decisions made by fans (more specifically, only the members of Website/BZPower). Even the most minor, insignificant details that didn't affect the story in the ''least'' got explanations that, more often than not, were needless and/or ridiculous. It didn't help that many fans had a blase blasé attitude on that site, which meant that more critical fans (some of whom didn't even visit the site out of spite) tended to get overshadowed by their votes. Yes, they had polls on what to make canon, because the situation was getting too out of hand, and this trend still continues even after the line has been canceled and rebooted with a new canon. Though the writer was denied further access to the site due to a new policy, fans have continued pestering him on the official LEGO Message Board, where he continued giving the OK to the ideas of a select few BZP members (this time mostly without polls), retroactively adding needless details to the abandoned story of the original canon. This has also lead to some amount of fan controversy. As for [[Toys/{{Bionicle2015}} the reboot]], it so far offers [[MythologyGag little nods and visual references]], as well as curious {{easter egg}}s featuring the Mask of Time hidden in the scenery to keep older fans interested.


** Some people accused ''Film/IronMan2'' of setting up the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe more than its own, due to the greater presence of {{Call Forward}}s like Captain America's shield, a clip from ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', Tony being evaluated for the Avengers, Black Widow, Nick Fury's return, and [[spoiler:Thor's hammer being found]]. However, Nick Fury doesn't appear until more than an hour in and even then his purpose is more to [[WhatTheHellHero get Tony off of his ass and work]] than to convince him to join the Avengers. He even tells Tony that how annoyed he is Tony has become his problem to deal with when ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} has more on its plate to handle. Pandering also seems to be parodied when Coulson discovers an incomplete ComicBook/CaptainAmerica shield. Tony asks for it excitedly... and uses it to prop up his machine.

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** Some people accused ''Film/IronMan2'' of setting up the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe more than its own, due to the greater presence of {{Call Forward}}s like Captain America's shield, a clip from ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', Tony being evaluated for the Avengers, Black Widow, Nick Fury's return, and [[spoiler:Thor's hammer being found]]. However, Nick Fury doesn't appear until more than an hour in and even then his purpose is more to [[WhatTheHellHero get Tony off of his ass and work]] than to convince him to join the Avengers. He even tells Tony that how annoyed he is that Tony has become his problem to deal with when ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} has more on its plate to handle. Pandering also seems to be parodied when Coulson discovers an incomplete ComicBook/CaptainAmerica shield. Tony asks for it excitedly... and uses it to prop up his machine.


** Season 3 also contains other things that the fans said they enjoyed, like Kaeloo/Mr. Cat shipping, character development, more episodes with Olaf in them, and [[ButtMonkey Stu]][[ChewToy mpy]] getting more ThrowTheDogABone moments.

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** Season 3 also contains other things that the fans said they enjoyed, like Kaeloo/Mr. Cat shipping, Pretty/Stumpy shipping, [[spoiler: Ursula]] finally making an appearance, character development, more episodes with Olaf in them, and [[ButtMonkey Stu]][[ChewToy mpy]] getting more ThrowTheDogABone moments.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': When season 2 aired, fans often voiced their discontent with episodes where [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] was actually nice instead of being a complete {{jerkass}}, and said they liked seeing episodes with her as the antagonist. The writers apparently found out about this, so in Season 3, they made her an even bigger jerk than she already was.

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When season 2 aired, fans often voiced their discontent with episodes where [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] was actually nice instead of being a complete {{jerkass}}, and said they liked seeing episodes with her as the antagonist. The writers apparently found out about this, so in Season 3, they made her an even bigger jerk than she already was.was.
** Season 3 also contains other things that the fans said they enjoyed, like Kaeloo/Mr. Cat shipping, character development, more episodes with Olaf in them, and [[ButtMonkey Stu]][[ChewToy mpy]] getting more ThrowTheDogABone moments.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': When season 2 aired, fans often voiced their discontent with episodes where [[AlphaBitch Pretty]] was actually nice instead of being a complete {{jerkass}}, and said they liked seeing episodes with her as the antagonist. The writers apparently found out about this, so in Season 3, they made her an even bigger jerk than she already was.

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