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The Wesley as a trope has a number of issues.

  • It is named after a character in an aging work.
  • It fails the One Mario Limit.
  • The Trope Namer is not solely known for the aspect described by this trope.
  • It is partially dependent for its definition on Shilling The Wesley, a trope that bases its definition on this one.
  • It is continually confused with The Scrappy.
  • The term "Wesley" as used in this context is a TV Tropes creation and is not in widespread use outside the wiki.
  • There is significant misuse in the form of wicks that refer to the character that is the Trope Namer.

  • It has 927 wicks and 25,433 inbounds, so we must preserve the title (via redirect at least).

Note: Shilling The Wesley has a companion TRS thread and crowner here.

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This issue has been resolved and voting is closed.

Merge with Shilling The Wesley and rename the combined trope (one suggested title is Creator's Pet, a current redirect to Shilling The Wesley). Make the combined trope require both that the character is The Scrappy and is shilled by the work's creator(s).

Note: This is also a crowner option for the TRS thread for Shilling The Wesley.


Example Sectionectomy: Remove all examples, preserving the definition.


Redefine The Wesley to clarify the concept, keeping the current name.


Cut List The Wesley as being too subjective to be tropable.


Do nothing. The trope is fine as-is.


Rename The Wesley and retain the current definition.


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