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Despite not being a Sacred Cow, the work/franchise is so large that haters towards every work of the franchise is rare.

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Proposed By:
AsrielMSK on Jun 13th 2018 at 7:46:52 PM
Last Edited By:
Arivne on Jun 15th 2018 at 1:55:35 AM
Name Space: Main
Page Type: trope

This is when not even It's Popular, Now It Sucks! is heard, yet it doesn't fit into the ranks of a Sacred Cow. This describes works when there are major issues, both fandom & work based in it and when the franchise as a whole is not a Sacred Cow, yet the franchise itself is so large, that it's too well-known, engrained in culture & large to be considered It's Popular, Now It Sucks! Several aspects of the franchise may be hated, but you'll be hard pressed to find a hater who hates everything about the franchise and even so, these may be relegated to obscurity or be faced with No True Scotsman & a one-sided Internet Backdraft (Internet Counterattack if the work is large enough). However, unlike Sacred Cow, franchises or works fitting into this are prone to have large amounts of Broken Base, Contested Sequel or Base-Breaking Character.

A subversion of It's Popular, Now It Sucks!. Contrast Sacred Cow.

Remember: Sacred Cow examples DO NOT FIT THERE.


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Feedback: 8 replies

Jun 13th 2018 at 7:55:31 PM

This sounds like it might be complaint bait.

Jun 13th 2018 at 9:30:20 PM

Too subjective ro work...

Jun 13th 2018 at 11:13:36 PM

The current title "Star Wars" Publicity is a Bad Trope Namer because it's completely unclear. There's no way that someone who reads it is going to be able to figure out that it's about that long, complicated Description.

The most likely misinterpretation will probably be "publicity so extreme that everyone on Earth has heard about it".

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Jun 14th 2018 at 3:20:18 PM

Star Wars was never a Sacred Cow, as shown in this page. However, despite this, haters towards EVERY bit of the franchise are still rare.

Jun 14th 2018 at 7:35:54 PM

Still, this is super subjective...