kodasboy on Aug 10th 2018 at 12:16:45 PM
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kodasboy on Aug 12th 2018 at 5:23:03 PM
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Unfortunately, when used incorrectly, they can affect the public's opinions on a character in an unintended way. While The Scrappy is a trope that can apply to any character that's hated by the fanbase, it can also affect characters whom started off as anywhere from being well-liked to the Ensemble Dark Horse. One character at the beginning of a series could be fairly well liked, and by a certain point, the fandom hates their guts. Cast To The Scrappy Heap describes such a point in which a once liked character becomes seen by the fandom as The Scrappy, whether it be due to a Moral Event Horizon, or other factors, like if they become a God-Mode Sue or Designated Hero.
This is often due to Flanderization, but it can also be affected by other factors as well. Other such examples could be Seasonal Rot, Wolverine Publicity, or Badass Decay. Do take note that if the character is made to turn into someone the audience hates, the character is a Hate Sink. Opposite of Rescued from the Scrappy Heap, which describes a character becoming more liked then when they were a Scrappy character.
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