Lemmy_Koopa9999 on Oct 12th 2017 at 12:53:36 PM
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Lemmy_Koopa9999 on Oct 13th 2017 at 7:51:30 PM
Page Type: trope
You wanted the audience to induce a Hatedom against your Hate Sink character that you've created, as they needed something to root against. You introduce the character in a horrific way, intended to make the fandom loath it, then you kill him off at the right moment, as a sense of comeupperance. The audience lauds at the death of that character...
Only they don't. The Hate Sink that was created has actually been adored, woobied or thought as cool by the audience. Authors need a hate sink in order to create something to hate, and if adored unintentionally, it may have differing consequences. It may vary from the character becoming popular and cool, to the character becoming a Base Breaker. It may also divert the hate towards other characters, like the protagonist, antagonist (if there is one) and other supporting characters, to become base breakers or scrappies.
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