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Take That, Scrappy!

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Cartman: You are the worst character ever, Towelie.
Towelie: I know.

The Scrappy and his ilk are characters who are despised by most (if not all) of the fandom. However, occasionally there may be one moment where the despised character is the butt of a humiliating joke, or another character says what the audience is thinking to/about the despised character.

If this results in the character's death, this can result in mass rejoicing. If the Scrappy in question has been around long enough and especially if they happen to be the Creator's Pet character, this is probably an Author's Saving Throw. Can be the character's (on the firing end) Moment of Awesome, or a Funny Moment. In some scenarios, however, this trope can come off as unnecessarily mean-spirited, especially if the cast breaks character to express their hatred. Keep in mind that Tropes Are Tools.

An interesting philosophical question arises from these moments, with no easy answer: should fans compliment a writer for killing off a character...that this same writer ruined in the first place? Or is it a final admission of failure by that writer, that there was no way to fix the character?

Compare Discontinuity Nod. Contrast Creator's Pet, Alas, Poor Scrappy, and Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.

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  • The redhead girl in this At&T ad points out what's on everyone's mind: How her older brother is being an ungrateful brat completely insensitive to those who don't have U-verse...and many other things.
  • The singer in the Go Compare adverts has to be one of the most annoying and generally unpopular characters in commercials. Hence many were pretty pleased when he got given quite the nutshot in this video, or sent on a one way trip in another, or shot with a rocket launcher by Sue Barker in one official commercial and as of late, hit in the gut with a football kicked at him by Stuart Pierce.
    • He's been caught in a net trap set by Ray Mears, as seen here. He's also been tortured by Louie Spence and sucked into a black hole by Stephen Hawking. Given that ads on web pages have him being attacked by LOL Cats and the ad tagline now seems to be 'saving the nation', it seems the producers made the commercials all about the take that aspect.
    • They've now made him a pathetic loser who fails desperately at trying to 'find a replacement advertising method' for the company, with things like (ridiculously over the top in a positive way) action figures and him singing with autotune. Karma? Or enough to make someone just want to end this damn thing already?
    • That said, he's back...
  • An Alabama personal injury attorneys ad (Full version can be viewed here) has Progressive's mascot, Flo being trapped in jail along with two people and Flo haters said that she deserved it.
    • If you're watching the full version, Geico's Gecko also this to his haters.
      • In another Progressive ad, Flo attempts to advertise insurance in other time periods- all of which land her in situations where death is just around the corner.
    • Progressive's other mascot, the incredibly smug and narcissistic Auto Insurance Box, gets his in one ad when he gets detained by the TSA. Too bad he didn't stay detained.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Eureka Seven fans cheered when Talho (ironically, a fellow Scrappy) gave Holland a good smack across the face when he was ready to abuse Renton again. They also cheered when Renton gave Holland a Badass Boast on how he came back to the Gekkostate for Eureka.
  • Fairy Tail:
    • Laxus curbstomps all of Raven Tail, after they cheated at the games to make Fairy Tail lose (negating Lucy's Crowning Moment of Awesome by stopping her from using Urano Metoria against Flare and attacking Laxus all at once while using an illusion to make it look like he was suffering a Curb-Stomp Battle from his official opponent) and were being insufferably smug about it.
    • Even with the controversy involving how it happened, Erza beating Minerva still counts, especially with the latter begging for mercy by the end.
    • Natsu knocking out the former Council member Michello after he showed obnoxious cowardice and selfishness by abandoning his granddaughter to Jackal, trying to impose authority over the townspeople while demanding help, and insisting that he's far more important to save than a pregnant woman when Jackal puts Lucy in a Sadistic Choice over picking one not to blow up.
    • Silver curb-stomping Natsu, and freezing him solid comes off as this to those who were coming to really dislike the latter by the Tartaros arc.
  • In the Fate/Grand Order anime adaptation First Order, Shinji Matou has a cameo as one of Medusa's many stone victims. Then she shatters him.
  • Girls Bravo: Kirie haters were quite pleased how she got a few humiliation moments here and there, getting close to Butt-Monkey status when Kosame is around.
  • A Silent Voice has several:
    • Takeuchi-sensei, Shouko and Shouya's elementary school teacher and the shining example of Adults Are Useless, shows up when Shouya and Mashiba visit the school and he's just as shallow as ever. Fans were very satisfied to watch Mashiba - who had just been present to request that he and his friends be permitted to shoot their film at Takeuchi's school - splash the contents of his water bottle in the remorseless jackass's face.
    • Shouya, during his fight with his friends after the dropping of the Drama Bomb, delivers the following statement to Kawai, the person responsible for the dropping of said Drama Bomb:
      Shouya: Kawai, you disgust me to the very bottom of my heart. Please don't say anything else.
    • Shouko and Yuzuru's mother, a bit of a Scrappy herself, delivers a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Ueno, an even bigger Scrappy after the latter had just done the same to her injured and more or less utterly defenseless daughter, Shouko. This at least partially contributed to Nishimama's being Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
    • Early on in the story, Shouya gets an overdose of his own medicine after Nishimiya is forced to leave. This ends up leading to his becoming The Atoner, which, in turn, leads to his being Rescued from the Scrappy Heap... for most people. For those who can't bring themselves to view him sympathetically after all he had done when he was in elementary school, the entire series is pretty much this to him.
  • In the Heidi, Girl of the Alps anime series (part of the World Masterpiece Theater), Fräulein Rottenmeier treats Heidi so severely that she becomes abusive to the little girl. Then the last episodes of the series focus on Klara's visits to Heidi and her grandpa in the mountains, and Rottenmeiter is such a Fish out of Water that she becomes The Chew Toy. It was not only hilarious, but cathartic.
  • Kill la Kill plays with this a little bit - Nui loses her arms but essentially immediately gets them back, and gets a peaceful, happy ending, which ultimately left a lot of the fandom disappointed.
  • In Kotoura-san, Hiyori was at first seen as The Scrappy after MindRaping and then bullying Haruka and also sending four adults to attack her Childhood Friend Manabe, all because Manabe dated Haruka, not her. After her Heel–Face Turn, Hiyori changes from antagonistic bully to group Butt-Monkey. The poster Haruka gets from Manabe in episode 5 (which Haruka used for laughing material) says it all. Likewise, Manabe, for a short time at least, treats Hiyori with hilarious contempt once her friendship with Haruka is solidified.
  • In the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time manga, there's a mini-story that includes Navi getting chased around with a fly swatter, being hit numerous times. "Shut Up [Navi]!" indeed. There Will Be Brawl references Zelda. "Shut the fuck up, Navi!". In The Powerpuff Girls, where the Mayor plays Ocarina of Time and accidentally kills Navi An episode of Gravity Falls episode had Stan swat a fairy, its last words being one of Navi's most hated quotes.
  • Naru Narusegawa from Love Hina is a Tsundere towards Keitarou, and more than once reaches Domestic Abuser and Jerkass levels (and especially in the anime, where she becomss a Jerk Sue). Well, at some point Keitarou's Yandere adopted sister Kanako gets fed up and punches Naru across a hot spring because of that... and a good part of the (mostly) American fandom cheered because she was FINALLY getting called out on her bullshit.
  • Quattro, the Smug Snake from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers that viewers love to hate. While her defeat by overkill from Nanoha may or may not be this, this scene from StrikerS Sound Stage X was clearly added just so that fans could point and laugh at how much she had fallen by now.
    Jail: I've been keeping myself healthy. This transparent prison is unexpectedly comfortable.
    Cinque: Uno and Tre are healthy as well.
    Jail: They haven't changed at all. Quattro has even gotten a bit fat.
  • Mega Man NT Warrior had the episode titled "The Purloined Princess" which brought back Yai in the show, only for the main cast to show that they are just as sick of her as the fandom.
  • Pokémon:
    A comment on the first video: It's like the writers knew some people wouldn't like Piplup.
    • Another example comes with Cameron. After defeating both Bianca and Ash, he gets defeat 3-6 by Virgil. It even went so far that Cameron was omitted from the dub's usage of footage from the "Be An Arrow" opening and a set of Event Pokémon based on his roster where not released in the US. It seems The Pokémon Company is aware of the backlash Cameron has received. In a downloadable tournament, in fact, you get to fight Cameron and Virgil, allowing haters to get their revenge on them.
  • School Days:
  • Valvrave the Liberator has Q-Vier, the only actually evil member of the Dorssian elite team, who was otherwise composed of Anti Villains. Lacking any kind of Hidden Depths, as well as A-Drei's high-minded ideals, X-Eins' strategic prowess and even H-Neun's friendliness, Q-Vier only cared about killing people and was responsible, either directly or indirectly, for the deaths of several more sympathetic (or even just more popular) characters (the names Figaro, Aina, Lieselotte and Yamada come to mind). Therefore, when he was killed (though unintentionally) by A-Drei during the last episode, it is safe to say that nobody felt sad for him (The writers wanted it to be an Alas, Poor Villain moment, but Q-Vier was just too widely hated for it to work).
  • Episode 8 of Gundam Build Fighters opens with a Cameo from the reviled G-Saviour, only for it to be quickly and unceremoniously sliced in half by Nils Nielsen's Hyaku Shiki.
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: the death of Katz. The kid suffers a humiliating death trying to take on Yazan Gable, fails miserably, and crashes into an asteroid. Fans consider it the high part of Zeta's gut-wrenching Bittersweet Ending.
  • In Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, we see a return appearance of Wong Lee, one of the AEUG's higher-ups. Wong was widely disliked by fans due to beating the crap out of Kamille in his first scene (Kamille arguably had it coming, but Wong really went over-the-top), and then generally being whiny and useless for the rest of the series. When he tries to administer a similar "correction" to Judau, however, Judau knees him in the gut and takes off, much to the amusement of the fanbase.
  • A mid-series episode of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure had Phantom beating up an International Cure who resembled Cure Echo. However, some fans' reactions more bordered on Alas, Poor Scrappy as Dragon is seriously overpowered.
  • Kantai Collection's Animated Adaptation gets one in episode 9: Ooi's Clingy Jealous Girl behavior reaches a head when she whines about a photo of her and Kitakami getting destroyed while ignoring the fact that the entire Naval District — the fleet girls' home — was bombed into splinters by the Abyssal Fleet. Kitakami herself says "Ooi, this isn't the time for that" while calmly trying to clean things up.
  • Kyubey suffers from a realization that he shouldn't have toyed with human emotions and a BSOD in Madoka Rebellion.
  • In Dangan Ronpa, Hagakure got a lot of hatred for being a Flat Character who didn't contribute much to the story. In Dangan Ronpa 3, Monokuma tells the audience during a recap that he is stuck outside the building where all of the action is taking place, and therefore being excluded from the main plot, "Because nobody likes him."
  • Any time Mineta from Boku no Hero Academia gets hurt in any way is usually met with cheering from fans, especially if it's from a girl he was just trying to grope.
  • The last episode of the Daily Life with Monster Girl anime has the unnamed couple of racist assholes apparently killed in a car crash caused by Centorea. It's probably karmic punishment because the man of the couple tried to rape Centorea, together with other thugs, in an earlier episode.

    Comic Books 
  • Cheryl Blossom from Archie Comics is a very controversial character for being Archie's Third-Option Love Interest, her Alpha Bitch personality, and for being Hotter and Sexier than the norm. She and her brother Jason are the first characters to die in Archie vs. Predator.
  • Marcus, from The Avengers #200 who used mind control machines to make Carol Danvers love him, ends up aging to dust after returning to his home dimension due to being out of sync with its time stream. Carol returns to Earth and reams out the Avengers for letting him take her.
  • Jason Todd's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Damian Wayne in Batman and Robin #6, which ended with Damian getting a broken back for his trouble.
    • Arguably it's Jason who receives the beating here at the hands of the Flamingo, a killer in a bright pink costume that would have killed Jason and his sidekick Scarlet if Damian and Dick had not come to his rescue. It was also Flamingo who shot Damian in the back, paralyzing him.
    • Jason's stint as Robin ended way back when in the 80's in A Death in the Family, where he himself got served an astoundingly brutal for the time No-Holds-Barred Beatdown courtesy of The Joker and a crowbar, who then blew up the warehouse where it took place. DC at the time ran a poll asking the readers if Jason should survive or not; turns out the votes in favor of killing him off outnumbered those in favor of letting him live, so this was in effect DC itself allowing its readership to do this themselves. It's also significant that hatred for the character was so great even afterwards that it took almost 25 years for it to abate enough to bring him Back from the Dead (and it's far from totally gone, too).
  • Holly Granger of Hawk and Dove, who had a thoroughly dislikable personality that, somehow, changed depending on the writer, was not liked by fans. So when Hank is brought back in Blackest Night, he kills her in a Curb-Stomp Battle, and in Brightest Day, Hank is brought back as Hawk instead of Holly.
  • In Cataclysm: The Ultimates' Last Stand, Miles Morales escapes an army of Reed Richards' security inadvertently getting them to shoot Superior Spider-Man instead.
  • In Convergence: Speed Force #2, Wally delivers a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Flashpoint Wonder Woman defining her as Diana's worst version of any universe. In Convergence #7, Silver Age Supergirl punches her into a mountain and expresses disbelief at someone like her being Wonder Woman.
  • In DC Rebirth #1, Pandora, the character who was thought to be responsible for the divisive New 52 Continuity Reboot (and who is thus heavily associated with the reboot by fans), is casually murdered by Doctor Manhattan.
  • The Ultimate Marvel version of Deadpool was a major Scrappy amongst fans due to being a clichéd, mutant-hater rather than the unique, fun-loving Jerk with a Heart of Gold that Mainstream Deadpool is. Years later in Deadpool Kills Deadpool, Ultimate Deadpool is amongst the evil versions of Wade that attack him. So of course we get to see Deadpool curb stomp him and then stab the bastard to death on-panel.
  • In the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip's multi-Doctor story "Time and Time Again", Adric makes a cameo appearance incompetently trying to hit on Ace, and gets threatened with bodily harm.
  • Used for a joke in Dork Tower when Igor plays Star Wars: Battlefront:
    Igor: I'm killing Ewoks and Gungans! I'm killing Ewoks and Gungans!
    Carson: Kewl! So what do you think of it?
    Igor: Explain to me what part of "I'm killing Ewoks and Gungans" was, exactly, hard to understand...
  • Halo: Escalation #16 features Dr. Halsey finally calling Palmer out on her willingness to swallow the UNSC's throwing Halsey under the bus, pointing out that she never could have pulled off the SPARTAN-II project without their approval, and that the job and armor Palmer loves so much would never have existed without Halsey's work.
  • Almost all the titles introduced in the Bloodlines crossover flopped after less than a year, with the lead characters being regulated to Comic-Book Limbo. This was brought up in-universe in JLA/Hitman, where Green Lantern and The Flash mockingly claimed that the Bloodline heroes were a bunch of incompetent losers that everyone else in the superhero community looked down upon (this had extra self-congratulatory subtext, since Hitman had been the one character with a Bloodlines-related origin to actually take off).
    • A trio of them later got killed in humiliating fashion by Prometheus, who was himself in the process of being Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
    • And a number of them were killed off by a casual glance (a heat vision glance, that is) by Superboy-Prime.
  • At the height of Dark Reign, the Dark Avengers showed up in The Incredible Hercules. The Sentry, probably the least popular Avenger in the entire Marvel Universe at the time, flies up while telling Hercules to just give up, because there's no way he can win. Herc promptly humiliates Sentry: throwing him by his cape, hitting him with fellow villain Venom, and finishing it off with a Groin Attack.
  • One of the (many) controversial decisions made during the New 52 was Lobo being reintroduced as a slender, clean-shaven Bishōnen instead of the grungy, musclebound slob fans had come to know and love. DC Rebirth later brought back the classic Lobo and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps had Brainiac shrink down the new Lobo and trap him inside a containment jar, which the Green Lantern Corps then refused to open.
    Hal Jordan: Not that one. Trust me, better to leave him on the shelf.
  • Infinite Crisis featured Pantha and Wildebeest, two of the least-liked Teen Titans, dying absolutely horrifying deaths at the hands of Superboy-Prime. In a surprise, however, this trope actually backfired, with many fans feeling even they didn't deserve to go out like that. The fact that Wildebeest is technically a child who can Hulk out into an adult form likely had something to do with it (though his child form isn't seen at all in the issue).
  • Vibe and Steel from the reviled Justice League Detroit were killed off several years after they were created due to negative fan reaction. Decades after their deaths, the characters are almost never mentioned in-universe unless in a negative manner. This itself got lampshaded when Black Lantern versions confronted the surviving Detroit Leaguers and basically asked why they were remembered as jokes while their teammates, Gypsy and Vixen, got to join the "real" League.
  • The Red Hulk was subject to being beaten up by Iron Man, Thor, the original Hulk, and nearly fell into a black hole while being trolled by Uatu the Watcher. Many fans were happy.
  • During the last arc of Runaways, Chase actually tells Klara, considered by many fans to be a Replacement Scrappy, to shut the fuck up.
  • Secret Six has Tarantula's death. The character is not popular due to the epic Double Standard involving her actual raping of DC Comics fan favorite Nightwing, and the fact that she was accepted onto his team, the Batfamily, afterwards. Suffice to say, many cheers were had when she finally got her comeuppance and died, being hit by an onslaught of super powers, which promptly destroyed her body and sent what's left of it off a bridge, into a river.
  • Secret Wars (2015): Final issue of Ghost Racers has Arcade, a character who earned himself a very large hatedom by being responsible for death and derailment of many fan-favorite characters in Avengers Arena and Avengers Undercover and getting away with it, having his eyes torn out and then being run over by every single one of the Spirits of Vengeance, reducing him to a bloody stain on the ground. Needless to say, it was very cathartic to watch.
  • Spider-Island was one big Take That! against infamous Spider-Man Replacement Scrappy, Creator's Pet (she's named after Joe Quesada's daughter), Satellite Love Interest, and all around Relationship Sue Carlie Cooper. While at first it seems like more of the same— Carlie gets to sleep with Peter Parker, she gets Spider-Powers while Mary Jane doesn't, and gets to be a "super awesome" fighter to complete the Character Shilling — she then gets her butt handed to her in a fight, turns into a giant spider with the rest of the hapless citizens of New York, and the day ends up saved largely by MJ who gets Spider-Powers without turning into a giant spider. The comic ends with a Peter and MJ Ship Tease of the highest order. On top of that, Peter forgets about Carlie's predicament, leaving her naked and embarrassed in the middle of New York. And then already rejoicing fandom cheered louder when they broke up right after this. It dives even further in the Superior Spider-Man comic. She's the only one who realizes that Peter isn't Peter and goes to investigate. As she does, she discovers proof that Dr. Octopus has taken over Peter's mind. She vows to go to the Avengers... and gets kidnapped by the Green Goblin and transformed into Monster.
  • Spider-Verse
    • Amazing Spider-Man #11 has the present day Peter Parker slug the Superior Spider-Man in the face, then proceeds to humiliate him to get him to calm down and work together. All the while, Peter's admitting he's enjoying this bit.
    • An issue of Spider-Man 2099 has one of the Inheritors, Daemon, confront The Punisher 2099. The Punisher beats him down. With a baseball bat.
    • The "Welcome Home" variant cover for Amazing Spider-Man #13 has Spidey 2099 and Spider-Gwen pull Spidey and Silk apart.
  • One of the variant covers for Marvel Comics' new Star Wars series has the rest of the cast hiding from Jaxxon, a Canon Foreigner character from the original Marvel Star Wars series.[1]
    • During a conversation with Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader shows that he has the same opinion of Salacious B. Crumb's Annoying Laugh that most viewers and fans do:
    Darth Vader: If you value that creature's life, you should tell it to never again do that in my presence.
    • In Dark Horse's Star Wars Tales anthology, there was a story called "Fett Club", which was about Jango Fett offering to train a bunch of new Mandalorians. One of the applicants is a Gungan named Jay-Jay Binks, and Jango shoots him to death as soon as he opens his mouth.
    Jango Fett: Seventh rule of Fett Club — No Gungans. Ever!
  • Both core Superman books in the DC Rebirth line took jabs at the New 52 Superman (NuSupes). The guy was not well-liked due to being angrier, more prone to violence, having an unnecessary power and having a relationship with Wonder Woman, and was killed off just prior to the relaunch to make way for the pre-New 52 Superman (Superdad). Examples include:
    • Action Comics' first arc having Wonder Woman tell Lois Lane that her love for Superman feels more "true". Wonder Woman had previously been in a relationship with the New 52 Superman that wasn't very well received, so this is basically Diana saying it wasn't true love.
    • The Take That! towards the Superman/Wonder Woman relationship even occured in Wonder Woman (Rebirth), Diana's own series. There she tells Steve Trevor, her most frequent love interest who got sidelined to make way for NuSupes, that she was with NuSupes because it was "easy". Basically Greg Rucka was jabbing at the decision to pair the two up through Wonder Woman.
    • Superman (Rebirth) has Lois say that, when it comes to Superman, "there's nobody better" when referring to Superdad.
    • Superman Reborn has a subtle but still noticeable example if you're up on your Superman lore. The story reveals that Superdad and NuSupes are actually two halves of the original Superman. Specifically, that Superdad is the blue energy of Superman, while NuSupes is the red. This is actually a new version of the Superman Blue/Superman Red storyline from the 90s, wherein Superman was two energy beings that were, well, blue and red. In that story, it's eventually revealed that the blue Superman is the real one. Yep, the writers were sneaky with it, but they got in one last jab at NuSupes before he was written out of history altogether — Superdad, despite being one half of the "true" Superman, is still the "real" Superman. When the two fuse back together into the "true" Superman, said Superman is basically entirely Superdad anyway, since he's got Superdad's history, family and personality, so there's another Take That!.
  • In World War Hulk - Frontline, Sally Floyd (y'know, the one who made that speech to Captain America) gets roaring drunk and wanders into the middle of a mugging. She's rescued by Moon Knight, who then tells her that if he'd realized who she was beforehand, he wouldn't have bothered saving her.note 

    Fan Works 
  • In My Little Unicorn, Rhymey is one of the more hated original characters because he speaks in nothing but rhymes, and unfortunately, not good ones. note  An unintentional example happens when he confronts Ace Ray in My Brave Pony: Star Fleet Magic III, who is in the process of making points about Unicornicopia that are more valid than the author realizes.
    Rhymey: There's no need to make a fuss / there is nothing he can do to us.
    Ace Ray: And you... will YOU STOP WITH THAT RHYMING!
    • Rhymey gets an even bigger dose in the recursive Fix Fic Fall of Starfleet, Rebirth of Friendship, where the majority of his character arc consists of these moments. Over the course of a single chapter, he gets beaten up by Rainbow Dash, loses the ability to rhyme, and is thrown out of Fluttershy's house. Later, Fluttershy breaks free from his attempt to mind control her and lays a massive "The Reason You Suck" Speech on him, before he gets beaten down by Raven, who then slits his throat for good measure. He survives that, only to wind up in prison, where he gets disavowed by Grand Ruler and disowned by his own mother. Any potential sympathy for him is averted by his characterization as an abusive, self-serving, treacherous sociopath.
  • Airachnid, who'd killed one of the series Ensemble Darkhorse characters. Then is only exiled later on without any closer given to her ultimate fate. She is quickly killed off by Megatron near the beginning of the fanfic, Transformers Prime: Time War.
  • Tobias in the Pokémon oneshot of the same name gets one when he's told Legendary Pokemon are banned from competitive play and that since he earned all his badges with a Legendary, they're being confiscated and he'll have to start over.
    • Happens to him again in a oneshot called A Champion's Commupance [sic], where he gets stripped of the championship and banned from competing for using Legendaries, which are then found to be genetically enhanced Pokemon. That happens to be against the law, so Tobias goes to jail, mumbling something along the lines of "I should have never trusted Team Galaxy..."
    • Tobias Is Arrested, Yo appears to be heading in this direction, when two cops approach Tobias after he wins the Sinnoh Conference, arrest him for using banned Legendaries in competitive play, confiscate his badges, strip him of his championship title, and ban him from competing in future conferences. However, it turns out that "Tobias" was never a real person, and was actually a hologram created by Darkrai and the other Legendaries, who wanted to compete in a regional Conference for once.
  • Shikamaru gives one to Sasuke in The Pride after Sasuke claims to be as strong as Naruto (who's recently gone rogue).
    Sasuke: Some would say I'm at the same level as him.
    Shikamaru: I'm sure there are those who indeed feel that way. However, based on your accomplishments before receiving that temporary boost from the Sage of the Six Paths, I would say that the quality of the opponents Naruto bested surpasses yours. Naruto in short order just before and during the war defeated the Rinnegan using Pain, as well as bested a Rinnegan and Sharingan using Obito, not to mention six of the nine Bijuu at the same time. He then managed to give the entire Shinobi Alliance a chakra boost and still fought against the ten tails until Madara absorbed it, where things got really dicey. I would go into pointing out that shortly before the war your list of accomplishments were limited to killing a weakened Orochimaru, and fighting your brother until his disease killed him, but I feel that would be redundant. Since the truth is that unless you were willing to tag along with any force sent to capture Naruto it is unlikely anyone we send would be capable of stopping him.
  • RWBY: Reckoning had Cardin's dickish attitude elevated Up to Eleven. Originally just a school bully content with picking on Jaune, Cardin threatens to go after Ruby and Darrel if Yang doesn't spurn Darrel, using her as his 'maid'. As payback, Darrel takes the two fan-preferred options and combines them: set the Rapier Wasps intended for Pyrrha on him, and breaking his legs.
  • In Gundam Seed Bloodlines, the first thing Cagalli does upon meeting Lacus Clyne is punch her in the face.
  • In the fic My Inner Nightmare, Jenna, the infamous Black Hole Sue of My Inner Life, is made into a succubus who wants to feast on Link's life force but is destroyed by Zelda.
  • Paul gets one in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines when Lt. Surge calls him out for his insistence on winning at all costs, especially when Surge forfeits rather than risk his Raichu losing it's limbs to a powered up razor leaf. Paul tries calling Lt. Surge's strategies "pathetic" only for Surge to respond that as Paul is neither a war veteran nor a gym leader, he has no room to talk.
    • Samurai earned a lot of ire for being central to one of the anime's first examples of a Broken Aesop. In Reset, he's a Butt Monkey who gets humiliated every time he appears.
  • A Voice in the Wilderness has Federation President Okeg fire the utterly useless Ambassador Jiro Sugihara, replacing him with Councillor Charivretha zh'Thane.
  • Xendra shows how the Scoobies would react to Kennedy if they met her before Season 7. She's shown to be a Rich Bitch with a definite case of Small Name, Big Ego. Willow isn't remotely impressed when Kennedy first tries to flirt with her, then when Willow turns her down (stating she's already dating Xander/Xendra) Kennedy tries to pay her.
  • Suzaku Kururugi gets several of the reason he sucks speeches in Six Paths of Rebellion for working for Britannia while espousing the evils of fighting the empire that conquered his homeland. After the Black Rebellion succeeds, he's the only Honorary Brittanian to choose against staying in the United States of Japan and once his plans to rule Area 11 as the Knight of One are made known, along with his supporting of atrocities such as the Shinjuku Massacre, he's regarded as the worst traitor in the history of Japan by the populace.
  • 3 different Dangan Ronpa ask blogs have featured easily the most hated character in the franchise, Haiji Towa, being Killed Off for Real:
  • Much like Pokémon Reset Bloodlines above, Samurai in Challenger suffers badly in his first appearance. Upon seeing his trainer threatened with a sword, Ash's Sandile (Sobek) rips it out of Samurai's hands and bites it in two. During their battle, Sandile beats Pinsir easily due to Ash being a Combat Pragmatist unlike Samurai and using his strongest and most effective moves immediately.
  • In the House fanfic "Invasion of the Cuddy Snatchers" Thirteen gets eaten by Special Guest Star C'Thulu!
  • A Running Gag in The Winx Club Loops has the Trix Sisters replacing the Trix Rabbit and, being much more powerful than him, easily defeating the kids that try and steal their cereals and eat them before their eyes.
  • Yugioh EQG: Timber Spruce quickly becomes disliked by Flash Sentry for flirting with Twilight Sparkle, and challenges him to a duel. During the duel Timber shows to be a jerk who only respects monsters who are strong, using his weak monsters as Canon Fodder. Even Twilight, who saw him as a nice guy just a little bit ago is shocked by how heartlessly he treats his monsters. Flash beats him by using Shine Crest Magna Wolf, a card Timber mocked earlier, raising its ATK to 4600 and beating Timber's ace with it.
    • Timber shows up in the sequel as a finalist and brags about his point total, before finding out that out of all the 32 finalists he is in last place. Then he is eliminated during the first round of the finals when he loses his match against Cloak N Dagger. Flash just smirks at both of these, taking joy in Timber's humiliation.
  • To Hell and Back (Arrowverse):
    • The author does not like Felicity Smoak, and even admits as much in the first part of the prologue.
      • In the unaltered timeline from where Eobard comes from, Felicity was a Green Arrow stalker that had convinced herself that Oliver was her soulmate and outed his secret identity to the public right before she was jailed after he rejected her.
      • In the current timeline, she's in jail for creating the hacktivist supervirus that her college boyfriend took the blame for in canon. Said boyfriend is also in jail for using it to clear out his student loans.
    • Andy Diggle and the Darhks (sans Nora) are both killed in Part IV of the prologue. Andy's death isn't even mentioned, just inferred by readers.
  • In Traveler Ash easily beats Samurai the first time they fight, up until Samurai uses Hyper Beam then runs when it angers a swarm of Beedrill. The second time Ash passes through Viridian Forest, he has all eight badges and just irritably has Infernus use flamethrower on Samurai's Pinsir.
    • Paul is taken out of the Pokemon League offscreen when Michael utterly curb-stomps him. Likewise, everyone who's met Paul agrees he's a prick.
  • The one shot, Tough Love, can be considered a cathartic one for anyone tired of Bella's behavior and brattiness from Twilight. In an alternative scene from New Moon between Bella and her father, Charlie Swan, Bella threatens to move out of the house. Unlike the book, however, Charlie finally has enough and declares that after everything she had put him and herself through, she was most certainly leaving within the hour. He also goes on a calm tirade that seems to borderline "The Reason You Suck" Speech for most of the fic, calling her out on every shitty thing she had done up to that point (running away from home while Charlie was at a friend's funeral, treating him like "the desk clerk in a cockroach-ridden motel you're deigning to stay at because you don't have a better option", ignoring her friends in favor of Edward) while criticizing her relationship with Edward, whom Charlie (quite accurately) calls an "abusive fucktard." All Bella can really do is protest and meekly plead with him not to throw her out, while Charlie also adds that Bella's mom also doesn't want Bella to live with her, either, because of Bella's Control Freak tendencies.
  • The author of Son Of The Sannin makes it clear how much he dislikes Danzo Shimura. Over the course of the story, Jiraiya takes a jab at Danzo whenever he has the chance.

    Film - Animation 
  • Most fans of the LEGO toys hate the DUPLO toys sold by LEGO, so DUPLO got insulted in The LEGO Movie when the DUPLO toys come to Bricksburg and announce that they're going to destroy all of the characters on the good side.
  • Many fans of Disney Theme Parks feel It's A Small World Tastes Like Diabetes. Disney itself has acknowledged this, throwing in a joke about in The Lion King.
    Scar: Don't be so glum, Zazu. Sing something with a little more bounce to it.
    Zazu: ♪It's a small world after all♪
    Scar: NO! No. Anything but that!

    Film - Live Action 
  • In the MST3K version of Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell, when Deathstalker is repeatedly knocked out, Mike and bots cheer loud and repeatedly. Crow says it best when the guy has barely spoken two lines and asks, "Is it too early to hate this guy?"
  • A scene from Godzilla Final Wars features a truly epic Take That! against the much maligned American Godzilla. He's taken down in just twenty seconds; the shortest fight scene in the entire film. After an initial Villainous Breakdown, the Xilian General doesn't care much and decides it has outlived its usefulness.
    Xilian General: I knew that tuna-eating monster was useless.
  • After the massive Hatedom directed at Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace, his only action in the rest of the sequel films is positioning Palpatine to rise to totalitarian power and form The Empire. Not only that, but there was also meant to be a scene in Revenge Of The Sith where he basically gets shown just how much he screwed up and is left devastated. By the time of the Empire's final defeat at the Battle of Jakku, he's a street performer on Naboo who's been ostracized by society for his contribution to the rise of the Empire.
    • In the old EU, the New Republic tends to be an inept government that barely does anything useful in its run, and its members tend to be Obstructive Bureaucrats that hamper the heroes who are trying to stop the latest threat in the galaxy. In The Force Awakens the New Republic ignores the Resistance warnings of the First Order's military build up, and its capital world gets destroyed when the First Order uses its Starkiller superweapon.
  • Billy Madison, when the O'Doyle family gets wiped out in the car crash.
    The O'Doyles: O'Doyle rules! O'Doyle rules! O'Doyle rules! O'Doyle rules! O'Doyle rules! O'Doyle rules! O'Doyle rules! O'Doyle rules! (CRASH)
  • MTV created the My Super Psycho Sweet 16 series for one reason: to provide everyone who hated the girls featured on the reality TV show My Super Sweet Sixteen with some sweet, sweet Catharsis Factor.
  • Puma Man, when Vadinho punches Tony, knocking him out.
    Tom Servo: Yes! The Aztec speaks for all of us!
  • Love or hate the Resident Evil films, one can't deny that Wesker bringing Alice back to normal and killing off the clone Alices in Resident Evil: Afterlife brought a smile to the faces of those who hated the way Alice became a God-Mode Sue in the previous films. She still has the standard action hero powers, but at least no more psychic nonsense.
    • Writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson may have even slipped in a stealth admission of his own writing screwup with Alice, in the form of what Wesker says to her while he kicks her ass. "I'm what you used to be, only better."
    • Sadly, Alice remains a Black Hole Sue and a God-Mode Sue, when the film still refuses to allow anybody but her to do anything cool and depicts the rest of the cast as helpless. And the end of the next film, Wesker gives her back her powers.
  • A lot of people did not like Detective Hoffman replacing Jigsaw late in the Saw series, so having him chained to a wall in Saw 3D with no means of escape by Dr. Gordon made it oh so sweet for some of the fans.
  • In Scooby-Doo, Scrappy-Doo is the villain and Scooby actually punches him. Earlier on the gang have a fond flashback to how horrible having Scrappy around was, along with how glad they are he isn't around anymore. This actually went too far for some, though, since the flashback involved Scooby, who was described as being Scrappy's guardian, agreeing to abandon him in the middle of a desert highway.
  • In Superhero Movie the parody of J. Jonah Jameson looked like he was in charge of a newspaper who starts shouting that he knows everything, then he gets dragged out by a pair of orderlies, and the real guy in charge says that they share the building with a mental ward.
  • In This Is the End, Michael Cera (playing himself) gets slapped by Rihanna. Later on, he dies a horrible death by being impaled by a lightpost and falling into a hole leading down to the Earth's core.
  • Narrowly averted in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which was going to contain a scene where Mudflap and Skids were killed off during Sentinel Prime raiding NEST. The scene, and their presence in the movie was cut for pacing. The scene does appear in IDW's comic book adaptation of the movie, playing the trope straight.
  • A subtle example in Jurassic World; Spinosaurus, the previous film's antagonist was not very well-liked to say the least. In Jurassic World, not only is she left off of the list of attractions, but the only sign of existence of her species anywhere is a skeleton propped up in Jurassic World's Main Street. To add insult to injury, that skeleton is destroyed near the end of the film, by Tyrannosaurus rex herself.
    • The Dinosaur Protection Group tie-in website for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom reveals that some of the dinosaurs that were first seen in the sequels have gone extinct (again). Among them is Spinosaurus.
  • Alfrid's death in the extended cut for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies via suffocation by troll was met with fan-rejoicing everywhere. In fact at some screenings, the audiences actually cheered! Never has a death been so satisfying and ridiculous.

  • Divergent:
    • If Peter, Molly, and Drew do something to irritate you, just breathe a sigh of relief that they'll be humiliated for it later by Tris' hands.
    • Marcus gets one in Insurgent when Tobias gets laughed at for fearing him. So, to prove that he's no coward, he gives Marcus a well-deserved beat-down.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling characters in Goosebumps more often than not get the Scrappy treatment from fans, mostly because they tend to get Karma Houdini status. Which is why many cheered when Tara Webster from The Cuckoo Clock of Doom–arguably the worst of the lot–ends the book erased from existence thanks to her birth year being absent from the titular clock, with the implication that the main character isn't going to try and save her.
  • In Nevermore. Maya has her throat torn out by a cloned Ari, and Dylan goes berserk, terrorizes a city and tries to strangle Fang.
  • Star Trek: Federation makes Wesley Crusher its Butt-Monkey. First, he got sent on a Snipe Hunt by Geordi offscreen (the conversation that reveals this gives us a "Shut up, Wesley," though not in those exact words, from Riker), then he suffers lung injuries in an Explosive Decompression, then Adrik Thorsen threatens to kill him to get the rest of the crew to comply.
    • Another Trek novel, Strike Zone, goes after Dr Pulaski (while, admittedly, shilling Wesley; can't win 'em all), by allowing Data to finally fire back. When Wesley tells Data what he just said was an insult, Data can only reply "Good".
      Pulaski: Why, thank you, Data. I certainly hope you'll be able to store it away somewhere.
      Data: And I hope you will as well, Doctor.
      Pulaski: Well, Data, not being a machine, I wouldn't know where.
      Data: I think, Doctor, you know where you can store it.
  • In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, both Mara and Corran go into rants about Kyp Durron and how he literally got away with planetcide. ...Actually, the whole of the EU to feature him after that trilogy counts. He can Never Live It Down.
    • And then Callista dies in Fate of the Jedi.
    • The Ewoks also get one in the guidebook The Essential Guide to Warfare, from an Imperial soldier (Hume Tarl). From the way he was talking about them from his experiences of the Battle of Endor, he made it seem as though they relished in massacring people, and was deeply angered at the fact that the Rebels did not condemn the Ewoks for this savagery, referring to them as hypocrites.
  • In Breaking Dawn, the final Twilight novel, there's one brief, shining moment when Leah chews Bella out for leading Jacob on like she has been. It happens offscreen and the reader is supposed to hate Leah for it, but it's still something.
  • The author of Warrior Cats confirmed that she killed off Ferncloud in The Last Hope because of said character being unpopular among the fanbase.
    • Interesting fact: the character died doing the opposite of what she was hated for. she was hated for staying in the nursery and not fighting, but died in the biggest battle the Clans have ever faced.

    Live Action TV 
  • American Gothic (1995) had a case that combined this with Writer Revolt. Part way through the series, executives demanded that the major character of Dr. Matt Crower be written out because they thought that he wasn't assertive enough to be an antagonist for the diabolical Lucas Buck, missing the point that he was meant to show that the best way of fighting evil is not to be equally malicious and violent back. They imposed his replacement with Dr. Billy Peele, who was a cliched, tiresomely "rebellious" and manly hero. In the final episodes of the series, it was revealed that the arc that appeared to be him bringing Lucas's girlfriend Selena over to the side of good with his dick was actually leading up to Selena trying to kill Lucas and framing Billy for it.
  • Big Brother 16 (US) gave the viewers a chance to deliver one to Frankie Grande. He believed that he was the most liked houseguest in the house... this couldn't be further from the truth when the viewers choice award had him nowhere near the top three. For many viewers, the look on Frankie's face was worth a predictable end to a boring season.
  • The Brady Bunch: Took a jab at Cousin Oliver in A Very Brady Sequel: After Bobby unsuccessfully stops him from running out into the street after Tiger, he and Cindy hear a car screech. Instead of checking for an accident, Bobby and Cindy shrug their shoulders and continue eating.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Happens multiple times with Dawn:
      • In the last issue of season 8 she refers to herself as the former "Scrappy-Doo" of the gang.
      • In "Once More, With Feeling", she starts to sing a whiny song about how no-one notices or cares about her. She is kidnapped by the villain's henchmen before she sings more than two lines. (Although this was largely because the actress didn't want to sing, it's still pretty satisfying.)
      • In "Two to Go", Dark Willow calls Dawn out for her constant whining and offers to turn her back into her native form of a ball of energy, just to put a stop to it.
        Wanna go back? End the pain? You'll be happier. I'd be happier. We'll all be a lot happier without having to listen to all your constant whining. "Mom! Buffy! Tara! Wah!"
    • In Season 9 #13 Buffy gives Kennedy a black eye by punching her in the face.
  • Coronation Street:
    • After surviving a Minor Car Crash, Janice Battersby acts like even more of a Spoiled Brat than ever, and goes about ruining Sally Webster's work. Sally finally snaps and punches her in the nose. Not only that but it went further by Danny Baldwin firing Janice (again), and not one person sprang to her defense.
    • Rosie Webster is more or less a walking example.
  • Doctor Who:
    • The Doctor certainly has some choice words for Adric and his dubious behavior in "Four to Doomsday:"
      Fifth Doctor: Now listen to me, you young idiot, you're not so much gullible as idealistic. I suppose it comes from your deprived delinquent background.
      • And earlier in the same story, Nyssa tells him to shut up.
    • In an extra on the DVD version of "Earthshock", Adric survives the spaceship crash, lands on prehistoric Earth... and is promptly eaten by a Tyrannosaurus. A detached Cyberman head remarks, "Excellent".
    • On Whovians, host Rove Mc Manus claims that the Cybermen were the heroes in "Earthshock" because they killed Adric.
  • The Flash:
    • Barry having had enough of his Jerk Ass coworker Julian's demands and hatred of all Metas, that even as the Flash he can't pass up an opportunity to shut him up when trying to save his ungrateful ass from Killer Frost.
    Killer Frost: Get out of here.
    Barry: You know I can't.
    Julian: What are you doing? Take her out. Take her out!
    Barry: You don't want to do this. You don't want to hurt anybody.
    Julian: She's willing to hurt somebody. Knock her out!
    (Barry knocks out Julian)
    • Later when Joe reports to Barry that Julian is in the hospital...
      Joe: He's still out cold, how hard did you hit him?
      Barry: I didn't mean to knock him out...
      Barry:(Smugly) Or maybe I did!
    • The first Flash episode after Crisis on Earth-X has Iris throw shade on Oliver and Felicity hijacking her and Barry's wedding. For further hilarity, Barry doesn't even try to defend them, silently agreeing with her and announcing that he's putting their wedding gift (which wasn't even on Barry and Iris' wedding registry anyway) into the "return" pile. Think of it on a Meta level, that "The Flash" isn't too happy with "Arrow" either. Looks like some drama is unfolding in the Arrowverse.
  • Game of Thrones: The Season 6 finale sees Lady Olenna Tyrell meeting with Ellaria Sand and her three Sand Snakes - the young, arrogant Faux Action Girl characters - and in under a minute she tells them all to shut up so she can talk to their mother; "You look like an angry little boy, don't presume to tell me what I need"; "Anything from you? No? Good, let the grown women speak". In Season 7 Obara and Nymeria are killed by Euron Greyjoy—with their own weapons, no less, while Ellaria and her daughter, Tyene, are captured. They're returned to King's Landing where Cersei forces Tyene to ingest the same poison Ellaria used to murder Myrcella, then informs Ellaria she'll be kept along for as long as possible to watch her daughter die to know the pain she caused Cersei.
    • He hardly qualified as a true The Scrappy character, but most fans of the TV adaptation rejoiced and posted videos of the celebratory dances during the infamous Purple Wedding when Joffrey Baratheon is poisoned and dies horribly in the arms of his desperate mother
    • After Jon is resurrected by Melisandre, he orders all the brothers responsible to be hanged, which was met by a lot of rejoicing from the fandom, especially Olly. (Though Jon himself didn't feel great about it.)
  • Glee: In Season 4, Brittany goes all Britney Spears and beats the crap out of Jacob Ben Israel with an umbrella to the joy of fans.
  • Gossip Girl:
  • Happy Days: One 1975 episode has Fonzie in police gear just long enough to stem a possible gang war. When a gang member takes notice of Ralph, Potsie and Richie:
    Gang member: Who are these nerds?
    Fonzie: These are not nerds, these are my friends.
    Potsie: (defiantly) Yeah!
    Fonzie: (to Potsie) Shut up, nerd!
  • House: The series' original Scrappy, Dr. Allison Cameron:
    • There's a season 1 episode where Cameron forces House to go on a date with her. During the date, House goes on a rant about how she has a complex requiring her to fall in love with "broken" guys (her ex-husband, who was dying when they got married, and House himself) and try to fix them.
    • She got up on her high horse once again in an early season three episode, prompting Cuddy to channel the viewers and comment: "She's not nearly as delightful as she thinks she is." However, the resolution of the story shows that Cameron was right and Cuddy was wrong.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Had almost nothing but these for Dale Stuckey during his run. Perhaps the ultimate example of this towards him was in "Zebras" where he (having already screwed up an open-and-shut case) made a comment that provoked Stabler into angrily shoving him. When he complained about it, Cragen simply blew him off.
  • Legends of Tomorrow: The episode "Doomworld" sees a brainwashed Sara Lance break the neck of resident Arrow Scrappy Felicity Smoak in the alternate timeline.
  • Lost:
    • Widmore's henchman, Zoe, in season 6, is widely hated for being a pointless, annoying character, eating up valuable screen time...and also for the actress claiming that she's the key to all the show's themes and is on "every page" of the series finale note . In the penultimate episode, The Man in Black violently slits her throat, killing her and pleasing everyone who hated her.
    • Word of God is that Paolo and Nikki's manner of death was a direct response to their Scrappy status. In season 3:
      Hurley: Dude, Nikki's dead.
      Sawyer: Who the hell is Nikki?
    • Giving an amusing Call-Back in Series 6, when Miles rebuffs Ben's offer of a $3.2 million bribe from the previous season, pointing out that he's now aware of a grave containing "a couple of jabronies" named Nikki and Paulo who got buried alive with $8 million worth of diamonds. To add further insult to injury, he apparently unceremoniously dug them up shortly afterwards, since he's shown with the diamonds at the end of the episode.
  • Nashville: In "Your Wild Life's Gonna Get You Down," many viewers felt Juliette's impression of Scarlett was simply saying what they were thinking:
    Juliette (to Avery): Is she always so squirrelly? (proceeds to imitate a squirrel, as shown here)
  • Power Rangers RPM: When exploring ruins, Tenaya7 finds a battered Operation Overdrive Red Ranger helmet and, without too much thought, tosses it aside. Now, this can be seen as a Continuity Nod, showing what happened to other Rangers who tried to stop Venjix. But you gotta wonder if this was deliberate: out of all the 15 previous Power Rangers teams available, the one they explicitly showed to have died was the one from the most reviled season of the franchise.
  • Revolution:
    • Those who think of Charlie Matheson as The Scrappy probably cheered every time Miles Matheson chewed her out ("Soul Train"), and when Drexel punched her in the face hard enough to leave a mark ("Sex and Drugs"). In "Ghosts", Rachel Matheson ends up slapping Charlie, but by that point, viewers seemed to become so accepting of Charlie that Rachel ended being the unsympathetic one.
    • People who hated Danny Matheson probably enjoyed the beatdown he got from Private Richards in "No Quarter". Still, his death in "The Stand" did not cause rejoicing. In fact, it created a lot of sadness.
    • Rachel became pretty despised after episode 11, and slapping Charlie was just the tip of the iceberg. "The Love Boat" did have her getting a broken leg, which wouldn't have happened if it weren't for a screw-up she made.
    • Mia Clayton in "Ties That Bind" certainly made no attempt at sympathy. She cranked up It's All About Me to its highest setting, and wanted her sister Nora to forget everything and come with her back to Texas. Then it turns out that she's a mole, a bounty hunter who handed over a lot of rebels to the Monroe Republic, and worked for the psychopath Will Strausser. Nora was so disgusted with her little sister and her pathetic excuses that she decided to just flip her off and leave her to go back to Texas all alone.
  • Robin Hood:
    • Robin decides to work with Isabella, resulting in a snide: "She always gets what she wants" remark from Clingy Jealous Girl Kate. Robin irritably snaps: "Just leave it Kate!" Unfortunately, like the Wesley example below, Kate is eventually proved irrefutably right in her insistence that Isabella can't be trusted, and gets to say "Maybe next time you'll listen to me" and "I told you so," as well as receive an influx of Creator's Pet-shilling when Little John calls her "a treasure" and Robin tells her that she's "brave, compassionate and beautiful" before making out with her. This is after Kate demands that Isabella be left to get raped and strangled at the hands of her abusive husband. Still, Robin's "shut up" was nice while it lasted....
    • Several episodes later though, when Isabella's brother Guy joins the team, he calmly informs Kate: "You don't have to like me. I don't like you."
    • In the Grand Finale of the show, Robin discovers that he's been fatally poisoned. Kate attempts to give him a Last Kiss, but he deliberately turns his face away, and a few moments later is reunited with Marian. Kate has to settle for a one-armed hug, and when Robin leaves to die alone, he doesn't even look back.
  • Scream:
    • On the first season of Piper Shaw was among the most hated characters on the show, seeming to serve little purpose in the plot except as a Red Herring. As such, it wasn't hard to figure out that she was the killer several episodes before The Reveal, which wasn't helped by her backstory and motive being very similar to Scream 3's Roman, himself the most hated killer in the film franchise. The very first seven minutes of the second season wasted little time making fun of her.
      Girl in theater: It's so crazy how no one even suspected Piper, right? That's what everyone says.
      Audrey: You know, that's what they say.
    • The same episode features Jake Fitzgerald, one of the most annoying douchebags in the show, breaking up with Brooke. At the end of the season premiere, he's hung upside-down and disemboweled with a scythe.
    • Haley Meyers was a complete bitch who did nothing but bad-mouth everyone in every single scene she was in. Eventually, Emma slaps her silly after one too many comments, and in the ninth episode of season two, she's violently stabbed to death by the killer.
  • Smallville: In the fandom, Lana Lang is almost universally loathed. Her constant hypocrisy, passive-aggressive behavior, and manipulation of both Clark, and her own best friend Chloe, caused most viewers to despise the character, to the point where whenever Lana would bumble her way into a dangerous situation with the Monster of the Week (an almost weekly occurrence), many fans seemed to view it as this trope. But perhaps the biggest example was the scene where Lionel Luthor, while trapped in Clark's body, notices Lana approaching, and rolls his eyes, growling "This one." Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny. Mind you, Lionel was still the Big Bad at that point, so presumably the showrunners were hoping that fans would view Lionel as being obviously wrong, and sympathize with Lana instead. It didn't work, a fact not helped by Lionel being a fan favorite.
  • So Random!: In one episode, there is a Wheel of Fortune skit that ends with Vanna hitting Fred (Who is one of the contestants) in the head with a piece of the set before looking towards the camera and says "You're welcome, America."
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: It's no secret that Wesley Crusher wasn't just a Scrappy, but one of the most infamous examples of a Creator's Pet on television, who earned the wrath of many a fan for being presumptuous, Wangsty, ceaselessly saving the day and surrounded with way too much Character Shilling. So on the somewhat rare occasions this trope happens, it ends up being pretty popular with fans.
    • One mistaken example is in the episode "Datalore". At one point Picard yells a big loud "Shut up, Wesley!" - and moments later, Beverly Crusher, his own mother, says the exact same thing to him - but in the end, it's only so that it makes Wesley look more heroic when he insists on being heard, and when he's still ignored, he goes against Picard's orders and as a result, and saves the ship and everyone on it from being killed. Nonetheless, it was just about one of the funniest scenes that season, and satisfying to hear. (Wesley himself, Wil Wheaton, wrote that there are Star Trek fans who put their children through college on the proceeds of selling t-shirts and badges reading "Shut up, Wesley!")
    • An arguably better example comes in the season 3 episode "Sins Of The Father," where Klingon commander and Worf's brother Kurn shows up on the ship and immediately imposes Klingon-style discipline on the crew. For example, one of the first things he does on the bridge is spot Wesley chattering to a fellow ensign, and shout "Do you wish to SPEAK, Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher?!?" Wesley's awfully quiet after that.
    • In the novel Contagion, Troi and Worf are assigned to investigate a murder, and enlist Wesley to assist. He gets stuffed into an airtight container and left for dead. He does manage to rig up an alert from the inside, but it's a near thing.
    • The crowning example happens in "The First Duty" in season 5, which demonstrates that Wesley is no longer in any way a Creator's Pet who can never do any wrong. Picard discovers Wesley is complicit in covering for his teammates after a flight demonstration goes wrong, leaving one cadet killed. Picard then takes him down about a hundred pegs:
    Picard: The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth. Whether it's scientific truth, or historical truth, or personal truth. It is the guiding principle upon which Starfleet is based. If you can't find it within yourself to stand up and tell the truth about what happened, you don't deserve to wear that uniform! I'm going to make this simple for you, Mister Crusher. Either you come forward and tell Admiral Brand what really took place, or I will.
    Wesley: Captain-
    Picard: Dismissed!!!
  • Star Trek: Voyager: Happened a couple of times:
    • In "The Thaw", the crew are in the middle of a difficult debate on the nature of fear, trying to find a way to deal with a Monster Clown that has taken over a Lotus-Eater Machine and is capable of physically scaring the inhabitants to death. Neelix suggests telling jokes to overcome the Monster Clown, under the reasoning that laughter overcomes fear. The rest of the crew just stare at him with a collective look of irritated disgust as he splutters out mid-sentence, realising how badly his idea is going over with everyone. Unfortunately for the audience, not only doesn't this happen every time Neelix's opens his mouth, but it's actually one of his better ideas and at least has some degree of logic to it.
    • In "Meld", Tuvok fears he is losing his self-control after a mind-meld with a psychopath. He decides to test the limits of his self-control by exposing himself to the circumstances that he thinks are most likely to make him snap by simulating them on the holodeck. His choice? Having to share a room with Neelix at his most obnoxious. Needless to say, he discovers what his limit is.
    • In "Rise," Tuvok chastises Neelix for wasting time in idle conversation when they're under serious pressure to repair an orbital tether so they can escape a disaster. The Aesop of the episode is that Tuvok needs to lighten up and be friendlier to his coworkers, but it's pretty hard to see the situation they're in and not think, "Seriously, Neelix, just shut up and do your job for once."
    • Tuvok's full-time job later on was basically being annoyed at Neelix, as evidenced in "The Haunting of Deck Twelve":
      Neelix: Did I ever tell you about the Savaxia?
      Tuvok: If I say yes, will it prevent you from telling a story?
    • "Q2" has Q's son shut up Neelix by removing his vocal cords and leaving him mouthless.
    • "Barge Of The Dead" had B'Elanna going on (or hallucinating) a voyage to Klingon Hell. The first thing she sees once she passes the threshold? Voyager, completely empty save for the "Ambassador to the Recently Deceased" taking the form of, you guessed it, Neelix.
    • The Kazon, the main enemy culture from the first couple of seasons, were probably the least popular recurring alien race in the franchise's history, as they were considered a dull and derivative "like Klingons, but even more gratuitously violent and as thick as two short planks". After they were dropped, Seven of Nine later reveals that the Borg actually refused to assimilate the Kazon, as it would make them weaker. Since the Borg had no qualms about attempting to assimilate Neelix's race, that's saying something.
  • While fellow Scrappies Bela, Jo, and Metatron on Supernatural all found either sufficient pity or redemption in the eyes of enough fans to escape this fate, the demon Ruby most definitely did not, starting an especially smug round of Evil Gloating before quickly suffering a short but painful death on the end of their own Weapon of Choice as their Unwitting Pawn turns on them to assist in their death and their killer adds insult to injury by literally twisting the knife in the wound in what is easily the most drawn-out kill of many kills with that weapon. While their Evil Plan was ultimately successful, the fans were still thrilled by the Winchesters brothers reconciling long enough to kill her and list it as the Crowning Moment of Awesome of the episode.
  • 24:
    • The lackluster seventh season does have one very nice moment late on where Jack Bauer gives a verbal smackdown to local bitch Janis Gold when her bitchiness gets a bit too much for everyone.
    • Then there was Smug Snake Marianne Taylor, who was despised by pretty much everybody, in and out universe. So many fans were very happy when she was shot to death.
  • A rare example where this is done to a Scrappy Mechanic. Many of the contestants hated the random Cashword game that would appear in Password. Betty White in particular hated the Cashword game, and during the finale, demolished the toaster that was used as a prop for the game.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • In WCW, a match where the team of Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo beat the team of Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell in 56 seconds.
  • Mick Foley pulled one on his last night at TNA on Bubba the Love Sponge. As he was finishing saying his goodbyes to the roster, Bubba gets in Mick's face and tries to interview him. Mick brushes him off and Bubba then mocks him for getting fired. Foley proceeds to do what every TNA fan has been wanting to do for a while... knock Bubba the Love Sponge on his ass.
  • Michelle McCool superkicking Hornswoggle on the October 1st 2010 episode of WWE Smackdown. This one may have been unintentional and actually an attempt for cheap heat by having Michelle attack the diminutive one. YMMV on whether it worked, given that Hornswoggle is one of the few Scrappies bigger than Michelle.
    • Prior to that was an occasion when JBL not only managed to trap Hornswoggle in a steel cage match with him but was also sufficiently Genre Savvy to anticipate the interference of his protector Finlay, intercepting him and handcuffing him to keep him out of the way. What followed is pretty much the only time when Hornswoggle has received a beating instead of escaping or getting help.
  • The Undertaker Tombstoning John Cena after the latter tagged himself in to steal the win for their team during their three-way tag team match against their two respective title contenders (Taker and Cena were respectively the World Heavyweight and WWE champions at that time) Jeri-Show and D-Generation X (HBK and HHH].
  • The Miz to Maryse at Night of Champions:
    Miz: You're not a champion, you're a tease. You had your chance with me and you butchered it, just like you butcher the English language every time you open your mouth.
    • Ironic, now that Maryse has announced her engagement to Miz in Real Life.
  • From one Scrappy to another:
    Maryse: Oh my God, Michael Cole, you vintage nerd.
  • Pretty much any time someone takes a shot at Michael Cole. He got the mother of all of them at Over The Limit 2011. He lost a "Kiss My Foot Match" to Jerry Lawler and had the following things happen to him: he got his pants ripped off, Eve Torres came out and performed a moonsault on him, Jim Ross poured barbecue sauce all over him, Bret Hart made him tap out to the Sharpshooter, and Lawler stuck his foot in his mouth.
  • Melina being the first eliminated from a #1 contender's battle royal after weeks of being a God-Mode Sue.
  • Michelle McCool losing her Divas Championship to Natalya Neidhart in spite of having help.
  • At the 2011 Extreme Rules PPV, not only does Michelle McCool end up losing a "loser leaves the WWE" match, but after the match, she gets attacked by the debuting Kharma (who is better known by her TNA name, Awesome Kong).
  • The Sandman beating Eugene with a kendo stick when he went to give him a hug at ECW One Night Stand 2006.
  • Happened to X-Pac, trope namer for X-Pac Heat. Goldust, parodying Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, went into the New World Order locker room and got caught by X-Pac, which led to him saying this.
    It's the rare... bandanna-wearing grease rat! But be very careful - they tend to suck!
  • Heels are often deliberately written to be pathetic and obnoxious. After all, you're supposed to hate them, right? Its pretty much standard procedure for faces to call them out on it and generally mock them when it comes time for promos.
  • WWE had a midcarder named Orlando Jordan who management was high on, but who hadn't connected with the fans as either a face or a heel. They booked him to win the U.S. Title from Chris Benoit semi-clean, which turned apathy into intense dislike. WWE decided to throw the angry fans a bone, and had Jordan drop the title back to Benoit in under a minute. They then ran a series of matches in which Benoit repeatedly beat Jordan in mere seconds.
  • Roman Reigns was The Chosen One who would replace John Cena as the face of the company, meaning also effectively have Cena's character. Disregarding the fact that "SuperCena" is a massive Base-Breaking Character, it became fairly obvious that the character did not fit him and that he was nowhere near as talented as Cena. Not helping matters is the fact that he was the Replacement Scrappy for numerous Ensemble Darkhorses, including Daniel Bryan (the one everyone wanted to take Cena's place) and Dean Ambrose (the one everyone wanted to take Cena's place after Bryan was forced to retire). End result? Roman became the most hated wrestler in the company not named Eva Marie. But the company (Vince) was stubborn and kept pushing him anyway, trying to spin his negative reactions as something else, culminating in WrestleMania 32, where Reigns won the title off mega-heel Triple H while being booed by 100,000 people. And the future of the company for the fans remaining seemed darker than ever.

    And then, not even three months into his reign, Roman violated the Wellness Policy, necessitating the company to take the belt off him as soon as possible and suspend him.

    It wouldn't become as obvious until later, but Vince, or someone high up the ladder, was pissed at him. A lot. Roman lost his next title defense to Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank 2016, who was then cashed in on by the aforementioned Ambrose to become the new WWE Champion. And he did so clean — Roman hadn't lost clean in four years by that point, and that was in developmental. After setting up The Shield triple threat on RAW the following night, he was suspended (to the shock and delight of fans), and proceeded to go under a gradually more obvious Humiliation Conga. First, Rollins constantly referenced to Roman's suspension during the build and took numerous shots at him. The company started to fully acknowledge the negative reactions he was getting. He came back for the triple threat at Battleground, and went under a lot of punishment, including a patented Shield powerbomb from Ambrose and Rollins. He was pinned clean by Ambrose, who was then lifted up on the shoulders of The Usos, Roman's cousins, during his win. The next night on RAW, he was verbally eviscerated by Stephanie McMahon for losing the title to SmackDown, in front of the entire RAW roster. Then, just when it seems he'll get out of his funk by becoming the #1 Contender to the new Universal Title, he gets pinned clean again, this time by Finn Bálor, who had just debuted on the main roster. Roman's taken such a beating even people who hate him seem to start feeling sorry for him, though that's still in the minority.

  • Microsoft Office 97 and 2000 were plagued with Clippy, an assistant paper clip who tries to help you whether you want it or not. As advertisement for Microsoft Office XP, these three videos (in which the paperclip was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) were released by Microsoft.
    • It also features the line "Next to Microsoft Bob, you are the most annoying thing in computer history!"
    • Further, one of the example help questions suggested in Office 2003 is "How do I get rid of Clippy?"

    Tabletop Games 
  • In Magic: The Gathering, the Onslaught set's version of Shock depicts a Psychatog being shocked by lightning, both in reference to the creature's time as a Tier-Induced Scrappy. Also, Deep Analysis has art depicting a decapitated Masticore, with some great flavor text:
    The specimen seems to be broken.
    • To a lesser extent, Magic R&Ds primary strategy for weakening dominant strategies, rather than banning cards which people put effort into acquiring, is to print cards in the next set that are very niche in their practicality, but usually devastating against the top deck. For example:
      • When the best card in the format was Blightning, they printed Obstinate Baloth that could be pitched to Blightning to give you a big creature and offset the life loss.
      • When Faeries was the best deck, Conflux released a lot of cheaply-costed or hard to counter spells that wreaked havoc on hordes of small, flying creatures.
  • In the Old World of Darkness, the eventual fate of the much-hated ghoul-werewolf-mage God Mode Stu Samuel Haight have his spirit crafted into an ashtray.
  • The Star Trek: The Next Generation CCG had a card with a picture of Wesley getting stabbed in the chest titled "Wesley Gets the Point." The card's effect was to kill Wesley Crusher if he was on a planet, even if he was on the other side of the spaceline. The player controlling him scores one point.
  • An odd case: the Squats were retconned out of existence in the third edition of Warhammer 40,000, and the creators got so fed up with fans asking about their return that they began to consider the Squats as the in-universe Scrappies. The official explanation now is that all of the Squat homeworlds were eaten by Tyranids. Occasionally one or two survivors turn up in the fiction, usually played for laughs. Eventually, they were Rescued from the Scrappy Heap and officially brought back into canon with the explanation that they are abhumans, meaning they actually can never be eliminated since they're human mutants that can be born as such randomly.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! card game examples:,
  • The tinker gnomes of Dragonlance became widely disliked for irritating mannerisms, poorly-done comic relief, and taking Bungling Inventor and turning it into the defining feature of the entire species. Spelljammer famously noted that gnomes of other settings will actively band together to hunt down tinker gnomes and wreck their Rube Goldberg Machines for making other gnomes look bad, and that other races tend to be fairly permissive of this, as the tinker gnomes are a danger to themselves and everything else.
    • Even more hated than the tinker gnomes were the kender, a race of carefree kleptomaniacs with no concept of fear that seemed specifically designed to bring out the worst in a certain kind of player. Fifth Age had the entire race conquered by a particularly vile dragon, resulting in species-wide post-traumatic stress disorder. Of course, the new "afflicted" kender were now bait for another common roleplayer's disease.

    Video Games 
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World introduced Lyle, an insurance scammer who would appear outside of the player's house on Saturdays. If talked to, he would force the player to pay him to buy insurance from him. If the player ignored him, he would try to follow them around until they talked to him and bought insurance. This combined with his annoying personality, the fact that he would continue to harass the player even if they gave in and bought insurance from him, and that his insurance was generally worthless note  made many players despise him. Possibly due to this, in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Lyle has lost his job as an insurance salesman and now works at the Happy Room Academy, a job he absolutely hates, and frequently talks about how his dreams have been crushed. By New Leaf he seems to have grown to like his new job, though.
  • Nobody liked the minstrels in Assassin's Creed II: they got in your face and sang annoying songs until they either went away or you tossed coins, possibly blowing your cover. Assassin's Creed: Revelations has a mission where Ezio dresses up as a minstrel and sings. One of the songs is this little gem:
    I am a tactless minstrel,
    I sing off-key for coins,
    If you see me in the street,
    Please kick me in the loins.
    • Not to mention that, to get the costumes in the first place you get to beat eight of them up. The fact that they go down in one punch each is just icing.
      Ezio: Minstels from Italia? I'm going to enjoy this.
  • In the Under Night episode of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Platinum makes curry alongside Noel and Yukiko, only for Hyde to show up soon after; the loser of the resulting showdown (at the System's request) has to eat the curry the girls made. Platinum is not paired with Hyde, who the player controls; do the math.
  • The third and final expansion to the original Dawn of War was widely maligned for being buggy and poorly balanced. Dawn of War 2 explicitly references that campaign as an embarrassing disaster for the Blood Ravens (Relic's Chapter created specifically for the Dawn of War series and the most frequent point of view faction) that killed nearly half the Chapter. In DoW 2's first expansion, if Cyrus falls to Chaos, he reveals that it is a direct result of that campaign causing him to lose faith in the Chapter.
  • Dead Space 3 has Norton who is a Jerkass that is overly protective toward Ellie, whom Isaac once dated before the events of the game. His Yandere attitude causes him to be very jealous of their behavior and this eventually has him betray Isaac so he can save Ellie. Even after Isaac saves him, he STILL tries to kill Isaac. Isaac's response? Boom, Headshot!.
    • Also, thanks to the ability to stomp and shoot his dead body, many players didn't stop at the headshot.
      • And, to top it off, in the Awakened DLC Norton reappears as the first Necromorph encounter, so you get to kill him again.
  • In Donkey Kong Country Returns, the main reason Crowded Cavern was a rage-inducing That One Level was a giant Bat Out of Hell that would constantly one-hit kill the player with very hard to dodge wave attacks. Come Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, that same bat is visibly frozen in a block of ice in a lategame level - and its eyes are moving. In case that wasn't cathartic enough, it appears immediately after a checkpoint, so players who revive there get to see it over and over again.
  • In Isolde's second appearance in Dragon Age: Origins, she is repeatedly insulted by her demon-possessed son, including calling her stupid and possibly claiming that she's jealous of the younger, prettier Warden.
  • Anders and Carver of Dragon Age II were both divisive characters among the fandom. Party banter of the game's DLC made the two the butt of many jokes from other characters. During the Legacy DLC, Carver underwent character development and maturity no matter whether he ended up to the Templars or to the Grey Wardens (for best results, choose the latter) and thus finally gained respect that he wanted in his own way, while Anders did not and nearby the finale, almost everyone in the party loathed him. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, Varric and potentially Hawke are quite bitter when the subject of Anders comes up.
  • Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition/Plutonia Pack features Scrappy "Due". In a cage. In the basement of a burger joint staffed by Beavis and Butt-Head. Surrounded by his own excrement. About to be made into hamburger. You can do the humane thing and blow him to bloody ribbons. (A scrappy meal?)
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind features Cliff Racers, Goddamned Bats to end all Goddamned Bats. They tend to attack you in flocks of 3-5, inflict pitiful damage but cause you to flinch when they hit you, have a major case of Hit Box Dissonance, drop crappy loot, are capable of inflicting the player with diseases, and once you've gained a few levels, are all over the damned island. Bethesda took notice of the player outrage and, in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, added news that Ensemble Darkhorse Jiub (who started the game along with the Player Character aboard the prison ship) had since been canonized as a saint for driving all of the Cliff Racers in Morrowind to extinction. He is now known as "St. Jiub the Eradicator."
  • Fable II mentions a rumor that Weaver the Guildmaster was found dead with the words "Your health is Low!" carved onto his forehead. Also, you can optionally kill him as part of a quest in The Lost Chapters edition of the first game. The rumor could be referring to that.
  • The PSP remake of Final Fantasy Tactics features a new battle which brings its resident Scrappy Argath Back from the Dead just so you get the pleasure of killing him again.
  • In Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist, Freddy may stumble across a "lost and out-of-place" Cedric the Owl, who later gets eaten by vultures.
  • The second Hatoful Boyfriend has a new character in Nishikikouji Tohri, notable for being a shallow, absurd Card-Carrying Villain who's never shown to be anything more than what he seems, in a pair of games where every character seems to fit some kind of stereotype initially but turns out to have labyrinthine Hidden Depths. In the manga he keeps barging in to advertise the drama CDs, and the other characters, Breaking the Fourth Wall, angrily protest that the fans don't like him and him getting this much attention will stir their hatred. Most fans do not in fact hate him, except apparently in-universe.
  • Carter Blake from Heavy Rain is a complete asshole from the moment he appears, and in one optional chapter he goads you to hit him. You can.
  • Invoked in killer7. Iwazaru is generally disliked for talking for far too long even by Remnant Psyche standards and not maintaining the calmness of Travis, the other main Remnant Psyche. Furthermore, Remnant Psyches automatically talk at a fixed rate, and you can either sit through it or skip the whole thing. So naturally, the Post Final Boss is wearing Iwazaru's outfit and might actually be Iwazaru. All he does is run down a narrow hallway and stand around so he can be shot five times.
  • In the Fan Remake of King's Quest II: Romancing The Throne, during the Cloud Spirit test, if you pass the first two questions you can choose an optional answer where Graham asks Connor to free the kingdom from a dreaded beast... revealed to be Cedric the Owl, and then he draws his blade and chases the damned owl himself. They even got Cedric's original voice actor to reprise his role.
    • Of course, this scene has another potential example: Connor himself is possibly an even bigger Scrappy than Cedric, being the hero of the Franchise Killer King's Quest: Mask of Eternity. The choice mentioned above is whether or not to knight him for the services he performed in said game; saying no crushes Connor's spirits and sends him back to life as a peasant.
  • In episode 3 of the Kings Quest remake, there's a puzzle in which you must save baby Cedric from getting eaten by a badger. If you let Cedric get eaten multiple times, Narrator!Graham notes that you must really enjoy seeing that owl suffer. If you try to walk away from the puzzle multiple times however, Graham will go into a sarcastic rant about about how what you really wanted to hear was that he was glad to see that owl dead and wanted to chase off the badger so he could eat the thing himself.
  • The original La-Mulana is infamous for its Goddamned Bats, which seem to have a fetish for knocking Lemeza all over the place and off of platforms. In the remake, there are references to a curry dish with a bat as an ingredient and the Scripture item renders the player invincible to bats.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild includes a Tingle outfit in its first DLC pack; wearing it around the various Non Player Characters will cause them to react to it either by drawing their weapons or freaking out.
  • From the Mass Effect series:
    • Mass Effect has Ambassador Udina, a brown-nosing politician who later in the game impounds the Normandy when your dire warnings aren't heeded and you become politically inconvenient. Your good friend Captain Anderson hatches a plan to rectify that and send you on your way to save the galaxy and take the heat for it himself. One option involves Anderson storming into Udina's office, downing the ambassador in one punch, and then freeing the Normandy from her dock. You can later do one on him yourself by endorsing Anderson for the Council seat instead of Udina. The third game takes this even further with a Renegade interrupt that lets you kill him.
    • There's also Khalisah al-Jilani, the reporter, who tries to make Shepard look bad in pursuit of ratings. In Mass Effect, you can crack her jaw. In Mass Effect 2 Shepard can crack her jaw again, or s/he can give her an an equally awesome verbal beatdown. Lair of the Shadow Broker also includes videos of her getting punched out by a krogan... and kicked in the shin by a volusnote . If you try to punch her again in the third game, she's finally wised up enough to dodge...but then another interrupt appears that lets you headbutt her.
    • In a case of the scrappy being a vehicle/game mechanic rather than a person, James and Steve can be heard bickering over the flaws/merits of the Mako and Hammerhead. Steve thinks the Mako handles like a drunk rhino, James thinks the Hammerhead's made of tissue paper.
  • The entire character of Ivan Raidenovitch Raikov in Metal Gear Solid 3 is this: He looks exactly like Raiden, the last game's widely-hated protagonist, and appears in the game as the sadomasochistic colonel Volgin's homosexual love interest (even his name is a Japanese double entendre: 'Raidenovitch' can be read in Japanese as 'Raiden no bitch', which itself translates to 'Thunderbolt's bitch', hinting at his and Volgin's relationship).
    • Technically, Raiden was only hated by American fans. In Japan, Raiden's fanbase potentially rivals that of even Solid Snake. Also, the player is given the option to either kill or knock out Raikov, depending on what the player feels like, and the player doesn't even get a Time Paradox if he does the former.
    • The player also has a mask of Raikov's likeness that's used late in the game to impersonate him, and there's a lot of fun to be had with the mask: Calling your Mission Control while wearing the mask will lead Snake's superior Zero to comment on how just wearing the mask is already making Snake seem more annoying, while Snake himself insists that wearing the mask is bound to make him more popular. The two other assistants will instead comment how they like the mask.
    • The Secret Theatre FMVs also poke fun of Raiden: One FMV involves Raiden and Snake fighting over who gets to be the protagonist in Metal Gear Solid 4, with Snake winning in the end. In another FMV, Raiden goes back in time to eliminate Big Boss during Operation Snake Eater so he can be the main character, but can't bring himself to it when he finally meets the man face-to-face... and came to regret that when he decided to kill Solid Snake before he could be the main character of the Solid series, only for Big Boss to shamelessly kill him while hunting for Solid Snake in the final battle of Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. However, as Rose consoles him, there's always going to be a fifth MGS game... (Which still wasn't the actual fifth MGS game.)
  • Metroid: Other M has quite the Broken Base, but a lot of people dislike Adam due to him spending most of the game in a comm booth and locking off the majority of your equipment for no good reason. Having quite a few comments and moments that are perceived as sexist or abusive by many fans doesn't help. So the moment when Samus says 'screw this' and activates an upgrade by herself, complete with Dialogue Reversal, is extremely cathartic.
  • The Monster Hunter series has the Plesioth, a fish-based large monster notorious for its disjointed-hitbox hipcheck. In Monster Hunter 4 and 4 Ultimate, a smaller Plesioth and a Green Plesioth can be caught as part of a net fishing minigame; catching one causes it to die instantly as it hits the wharf.
  • The season 2 finale of Sam & Max: Freelance Police does this to the Soda Poppers, combined with a Brick Joke. They become the rulers of hell and, long story short, Sam and Max drop them into a small island in a pit of lava. The Stinger of the episode/season shows them doing the 'we'll be back' monologue...then, the purple Bermuda Triangle from the end of Moai Better Blues appears. Last we saw, a volcano had been erupting into it...the Poppers get vaporized.
    • This was completely intentional from the very beginning - The Soda Poppers are hated both in-and-out-of-universe. Only two characters like or care about them in any capacity aside from how they can be exploited to further Sam & Max's goals, and one of them is Max (who you may recognize as someone who regularly exploits the Soda Poppers to further Sam & Max's goals).
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Omochao, introduced in Sonic Adventure 2 and never shutting up, can be used as a weapon. You can pick Omochao up and throw it at foes, killing robots or throwing it off cliffs. Also Shadow the Hedgehog has the Omochao gun, which fires Omochaos as an ammunition.
      • He makes a grand reappearance in LEGO Dimensions in the Sonic Dimensions level where he claims to have been trapped for some time and can resume giving hints again. Said hints are even more painfully obvious and Sonic himself gets annoyed with him. Shortly afterwards, Omochao gets smashed by a spring.
    • Also in Sonic Adventure 2, Big the Cat makes several cameos throughout the game. In his cameo in City Escape, he shows up along the path of the giant G.U.N. truck.
    • Sonic Rush Adventure introduced a character called Marine the Raccoon, whose Motor Mouth Reckless Sidekick tendencies and delusion that she's the real hero brushed a number of fans the wrong way. Sonic, Tails, and Blaze lampshade how annoying she can be, ultimately leading up to a scene before the final level where Blaze finally blows up and yells at her: "You're a nuisance!"
    • A lot of people dislike Silver from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) for being wangsty, or for being a ridiculously cheap boss fight. (Even those who like Silver think his story could have been handled a lot better.) So the cutscene following the Silver vs. Shadow boss fight, where Shadow gives Silver a solid roundhouse kick to the back of his head, was remarkably cathartic.
    • The Deadly Six are hated by a lot of people for being shallow villains, lackluster bosses and the general mediocrity of Sonic Lost World. Zavok's boss fight in Sonic Forces ends with Sonic physically punching him multiple times in an epic beatdown, which is so cathartic for said people to see.
  • For South Park fans that have no love for Randy Marsh and Stephen Stotch, The Fractured But Whole makes both of them boss fights for your catharsis pleasure.
  • Moneybags from the Spyro the Dragon series forces the player to pay large amounts of money to open multiple locks on doors to go to other parts of the game. Being annoying in the eyes of the fans, Spyro 3 had a bonus mission where you can attack Moneybags because he stole a dragon egg. The icing on the cake? While you're roasting that ursine's behind, you're also taking back ALL the gems he swindled from you during the course of the game. At the end of the sweet revenge, Moneybags is penniless.
  • The various Star Wars licensed games love to do this to Jar Jar Binks:
    • The Force Unleashed presents the beautiful sight of Jar Jar frozen in carbonite. This would be done again in Disney Infinity, where, in the Rise Against the Empire playset, you can see Jar Jar frozen in carbonite in Jabba's palace.
    • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga has an achievement called "Crowd Pleaser", earned by killing Jar Jar 20 times.
    • Star Wars: Battlefront has a level where you invade Naboo and fight lots of Gungans, all of whom act a lot like Jar Jar and fight poorly. Needless to say, it's a very popular level. Even more, it's the first level in the series.
    • He's crushed by a falling N64 logo in Star Wars: Battle for Naboo.
    • In the casual MMO Clone Wars Adventures, one of the minigames is punting him for distance (all in the name of practicing Force Push, of course).
    • In Bounty Hunter, he's a holographic target on the firing range in the first level.
  • Tales of Xillia 2 has a late-game scene of Alternate Milla, once again, talking about how Ludger is destroying worlds by doing his job and mentioning in an off-handishly, snippish way how she's 'not the real Milla, anyway'. Gaius immediately calls her out on this and tells her that she clearly is nothing like the real Milla, who was ready to sacrifice her life for other people. It is reminiscent of the shilling Milla tended to get in the previous game, but also finally a character telling Alternate Milla to shut up about her whine-fest of wallowing in her misery. The fact that Alternate Milla became more annoying shortly after and then died, to bring the real Milla back, was just icing on top of the cake.
  • Eric Sparrow, the antagonist of Tony Hawk's Underground and something of a memetic Jerkass, spent the entirety of THUG 2 pissing himself, squealing like a girl and getting the crap beat out of him.
    • He also got what he deserved in Neversoft's Logo Joke from the first Underground. A sewer monster comes out from a manhole, drags him down, and presumably eats him, then various bones of his are thrown out of the manhole.
    • If you've beaten the first Underground more than once, the game lets you skip the final mission on your second playthrough by having your character knock out Eric with an elbow to the face to take the tape back. For most people, it's definitely worth playing the game twice just to see that cutscene.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man has one in the Venom tutorial, when it's telling you that you need to eat people to survive, your first target is...a child who loses his balloon, a jab at the extremely annoying lost balloon missions in the Spider-Man 2 movie game. The child even says "I lost my balloon!" using the exact same vocal clip from that game.
  • In Episode 3 of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Duck offers to give you a high-five. You can respond, or simply walk past and leave the dumb kid hanging. He looks quite pissed off for the rest of that section of the chapter.
    • Sarah from season 2 can be left as Walker chow with zero repercussions.
  • Wipeout Fusion was was heavily different from the rest of the series and divisive among the fanbase. Wipeout Pure returned to the style of the original series and the backstory indicated that Fusion's F9000 league was corrupt and riddled with scandal, and almost killed anti-gravity racing as a legitimate sport.
  • A quest chain in World of Warcraft's expansion Cataclysm has the player delving into Thrall's inner emotional struggles in an effort to bring him back after he's killed by the Twilight's Hammer. When the player gets to his inner rage, there are hints that he's... less than pleased with Garrosh's run as Warchief. For those who see Varian Wrynn as The Scrappy, Thrall ain't happy with him either.
    • In Mists of Pandaria Garrosh is the final boss, so players actually get the chance to beat him up. Unfortunately, when he's defeated, Varian (see above) steps in and saves his life... so he can be put on trial. Yay! In a tie-in novel, and during the trial, he escapes. Boo! The player finally gets to see him truly die in a quest chain in the following expansion, Warlords of Draenor.
    • A more debatable example: certain daily quests in Mists of Pandaria were particularly annoying to some players, and yet were particularly important as a way to gear up. In the final patch of that expansion, the questgivers of some of those quests were killed and turned into undead raid bosses, which means that you can beat them to your heart's content. Not only that but the valley of the eternal blossoms, the area which housed some of those quests, was completely corrupted by the Sha-possessed Big Bad and turned into a shithole, which many players already considered it to be one.
      Hooray for Garrosh! He liberated us from the dailies pestilence!
    • Then there's Garrosh and Thrall's final confrontation at the end of the Warlords of Draenor questing arc. Perhaps the writers thought seeing Garrosh giving Thrall a verbal and physical smackdown (which he does) while calling out Thrall on making him Warchief when even he knew he wasn't cut out for the job (as seen in The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm) would satisfy some players. Turns out, it's very therapeutic.
  • The inclusion of Duck Hunt dog in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS is partially for this reason. For the longest time, the dog taunts at the player's failure with an irritating laugh and can't be shot. Any time he's able to be shot (such as the bonus stages in Vs. Duck Hunt), you get a penalty or reprimanding. In his inclusion, the players are finally given the chance to beat the ever-loving crap out of it without penalty. The other part? Because this is essentially an answer of a long overdue fair play, this instead did the nearly impossible: It rescues the dog from being one of the most infamous video game Scrappies.
  • For those who hate Wufei, Super Robot Wars Z Saisei-hen has a particular stage where players can easily farm kills by killing Wufei over and over again till the pilots attain their ace status. Considering this happens early in the game, this qualifies as a Disk One Nuke.
  • The app Rayman Adventures, as part of limited time events, allows Rayman fans to do what they always wanted to do- beat up the Rabbids.
    • And for those who haven't gotten their fill of Rabbid abuse, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gives Mario and his pals no shortage of the critters to shoot down. It may be dulled by the fact that Mario's team is supported by Rabbids dressed up as them, but the consensus of the E3 crowd is that it can't be by much.
  • Terraria: For players who hate the Guide for allowing nighttime enemies into their houses, it can be satisfying that the procedure to summon the Wall of Flesh involves destroying the Guide via a voodoo doll rather than a Player Punch.
  • Fallout 4: The Contraptions Workshop DLC allows the Sole Survivor to construct pillories at player settlements so as to "punish those who deserve it" (according to the in-game settlement HUD about this object). This means that if the Sole Survivor ever gets tired of Preston Garvey giving them too many radiant quests at once or of Marcy Long's endless complaining, then they can assigned to a pillory and be treated as a pariah by the rest of the community.
    • Bethesda themselves acknowledged Preston's reputation among the community in the E3 2018 gameplay trailer for Fallout 76 where one of the characters that is killed in a brutal fashion is called PGARVEY.
  • HiveswapFriendsim's resident Hate Sink Zebruh Codakk was revealed in a later installment to be regularly cheated out of money by Remele. Remele quickly became a fan favourite.

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  • The Animaniacs episode "The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special" states that the Warners were created as Buddy's funnier co-stars, and he later tries to kill them for stealing his (nonexistent in real life) fame.
  • In the infamous Arthur episode "Arthur's Big Hit", DW gets one when Arthur punches her after she breaks his plane and she starts crying. Of course, the episode is done so that you're meant to sympathize with her and be against Arthur and the purpose of that episode was to teach children why it is not okay for them to hit other people, including their own siblings. For many, it doesn't work.
  • Clarence: Belson isn't well-liked by the fandom at all, thanks to being a royal jerk-off to many of the other characters, thus making moments such as him getting punched in the face by the eponymous character in the episode "Lil Buddy" all the more cathartic.
  • Despite being the comic relief, Tucker Foley of Danny Phantom isn't that liked by several fans, finding him unfunny and never shutting up about technology or girls. In the episode "Double Cross My Heart", Sam has a new crush who seems like a decent guy, but then he finally snaps and yells at Tucker, which causes Sam to realize he's a jerk and breaks up with him. Even though he's the bad guy in this conversation, many actually agree with what he had to say about Tucker.
    Gregor: Dude! Do you ever stop talking?! Do you even know how obnoxious you are with your stupid jokes and your lame-o technology? IDIOT!
  • In the Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy movie, Sarah receives this when the Kankers give her a wet willie and make her a work mule. Kevin gets one too when Nazz destroys his bike because he cared about it more than he cared about her.
    • From the series proper, we have Ed (in a seriously bad mood due to a rock in his shoe) throwing everyone out of his garage. When Sarah yells at him?
      Sarah: ED!!! Listen to me, mister! You can't kick me out! I LIVE HERE, TOO!!
      Ed: SO MOVE!!!!
      Sarah: (looking uncharacteristically frightened) Uh...okay. We'd better go.
    • Lee Kanker getting a heavy book dropped in her foot in "A Fistful of Ed" was well-deserved.
  • One episode of Family Guy had Quagmire rant at Brian for a good minute and a half, pointing out pretty much every criticism fans had been making about the character, including his anti-religious views, his sponging off Peter, his moral superiority, his manipulative ways of attracting dumb women (with Quagmire adding that even though he does the same thing, he's at least honest about it), and so forth. Especially odd as both characters are voiced by Seth MacFarlane, and even odder since Brian is the writing staff's Author Filibuster mouthpiece.
    • It should be mentioned that the fact that it was Quagmire speaking, combined with how cemented Brian's status as a Gary Stu Author Avatar had become, led some viewers to see the rant as one big, long Take That, Critics! with Quagmire as a Straw Critic.
    • Ironically, Quagmire soon descended into scrappydom after his infamous rant at Brian and somehow, Quagmire descended in a deeper level of scrappydom that Brian did. Some fans have pointed out that some pieces of Quagmire's rant was filled with hypocrisy as not only did Quagmire do some of the same things that Brian did, but some of the bad things that Quagmire did were actually even worse than when Brian had these similar experiences as Quagmire not only hit on Lois but he also slept with his other friends wives, Bonnie and Loretta and it should be taken into account that the person who caught Quagmire having the affair with Loretta was Brian himself.
      • When Quagmire's hatred for Brian got Flanderized aggressively, the show started playing the middle road, with Brian hating Quagmire back and both characters being called out for being petty, self righteous egotists with neither being any better than the other (either by each other or third parties). "Tiegs For Two" in particular escalates into an incredibly childish war where both pull equal punches (both verbally and physically) until their girlfriends lay them a "The Reason You Suck" Speech and dump them.
      • The secondary mouthpiece, Stewie, has barely two appearances in the episode mostly to say that Brian shouldn't obsess over being liked by everybody as long as he likes himself, and that he (Stewie) likes him no matter what.
    • Less ambiguous is the next episode, "Dog Gone": Brian learns that his writing style is only enjoyable to the mentally retarded, and starts a crusade to get dogs recognized as having the same rights as humans after he accidentally killed another dog and nobody cared, which starts out looking like his usual political Gary Stu behavior, but in a total reverse of events, Brian fails to make everybody realize his beliefs.
      • In that episode, and a few others, Lois has taken to saying things like "Oh God, what now?" when she senses Brian is on another crusade, mirroring the audience's reaction quite well.
    • In a case of a retroactive example, frustrated Family Guy fans may find it cathartic to watch Stewie mercilessly beat Brian over a loan he kept putting off paying.
    • Referenced before Brian's "death", when a squirrel comes up and kicks him saying that he hated that guy.
    • Fans who hate Lois for being a total bitch can now cheer at sights like getting a harsh verbal beatdown by her daughter in "Seashore Seashell Party" and getting beat up by a mob of children in "You Can't Do That on Television, Peter" due to the fact that Peter made a Hate Sink parody of her on an in universe children's show that he created, and retroactively, Joe punching her in "Breaking Out is Hard to Do". Plus, in the episode "And I'm Joyce Kinney," Joyce seeks revenge on Lois for a Carrie-style prank pulled on her by airing Lois' dirty laundry on national TV about her doing porn.
    • The Asian Trix gag where the rabbit goes gung-ho on the kids that wouldn't give him Trix. You don't even care that the characters are stereotypes.
  • Hotel Transylvania: The Series gives this treatment to Mavis' obnoxious braggart cousin Klaus in the episode "Drop the Needle", which ends with him stuck in his bat form and being forced by Aunt Lydia to replace the missing needle on her record player.
  • Kaeloo:
    • In Episode 82, Pretty the Alpha Bitch finally gets her comeuppance when Kaeloo and Mr. Cat team up to get her publicly humiliated on the news.
    • In Episode 131, Pretty enters a contest, and the judge turns out to be Kaeloo, who promptly fails her (as revenge for something she did earlier in the episode).
  • In the King of the Hill episode "Peggy's Fan Fair", Hank finally calls Peggy out on being a credit-hogging Know-Nothing Know-It-All asshole (ironically, Peggy was telling the truth that time).
  • The Cloverfield parody segment in MAD takes a jab at Sam Puckett from iCarly, by her getting shoved out of the camera by other co-star Freddie.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic:
  • An In-Universe example; Irving is treated with contempt by the rest of the Phineas and Ferb cast, except for the title characters. But then again, who doesn't Phineas tolerate? To be fair, though, in real life, he is actually a Base-Breaking Character.
    • And even then, Ferb is the only one who doesn't seem to mind... mainly because he's fairly stoic and nonverbal. Phineas, however, has several times shown to be less than enthused at his presence.
    • Actually Phineas did say this line once when unveiling their new invention: "Friends, bullies, Irving..."
  • Robot Chicken
    • One sketch had the Scooby Doobies team planning retribution for the Really Rottens' attack on Laff-A-Munich. The Blue Falcon wanted to partner with a "more subtle talking dog" and had the choice between Dynomutt and Scrappy-Doo (although Scrappy hadn't been created until after Laff-A-Lympics). Guess who he immediately kicks out (literally). The very same sketch also has terrorists blow Booboo Bear's head off with a shotgun, and blows up Scooby-Dum for literally no reason. It's almost a masterpiece made for killing off Hanna-Barbera Scrappies.
    • Another sketch portrays what would happen if Jar Jar met Anakin after becoming Darth Vader. The short answer is, he would be thrown out of a Star Destroyer's airlock. He comes back as a Force Ghost to pester Vader some more. A later sketch involving Jar Jar strongly indicates that his status may not have been unjustified.
    • Another sketch about the Great Gazoo, in which Fred and Barney think he's a god, give him their wives and children, kill Dino as a sacrifice and finally get tired of their "god" and kill Gazoo.
  • Scooby-Doo:
    • Scrappy-Doo in the first live-action Scooby-Doo movie. See Films section.
    • In Cartoon Network's Big Game between Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, two jokes were made at Scrappy's expense: It it said by the pregame show hosts that Scrappy barely lasted in the playoffs, and during the game itself, Pat Summerall listed adding Scrappy to Scooby-Doo as one of the worst business decisions ever made.
    • In "The Best Place for Cartoons" promo, Scrappy was ranting on how the Cartoon Cartoons characters are more popular than him, despite his being there longer than them. (Ironically, YouTube posts of this clip have comments from people saying they agree with what Scrappy is saying.)
      • And while Scrappy is talking, Shaggy comes by, sees Scrappy, and slowly backs away before he's noticed by Scrappy.
    • There was also a game on Cartoon Network's site called "Scrappy Stinks" at one point where the point was to throw tomatoes at Scrappy. The very first game on the site, no less.
    • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law has the "Shaggy Busted" episode end with Scrappy showing up for a brief cameo only to be taken away to be eaten by Avenger (in later episodes, he is depicted as a corpse). And the cast laughs about it.
    • Even Warner Home Video is in on the act, starting with minimizing Scrappy's presence in clips in the trailer for The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show and not mentioning him at all on the descriptions for the DVDs of the late-'80s Scooby movies. Seeing as only Scooby and Shaggy appear on the cover of the The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo set, one can imagine that this trend is going to continue. This is presumably due to the fact that Warner Bros. is aware of the backlash Scrappy-Doo had received.
    • The DVD for Aloha, Scooby-Doo! has a segment where the Scooby gang is interviewed. When Fred mentions there is a sixth member of their gang (the Mystery Machine), Shaggy gets scared and reminds Fred they shouldn't talk about Scrappy, as the rest of the gang looks nervous as well.
    • In Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King the living Mystery Machine runs down a stand with Scrappy dolls as prizes.
    • In Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, one episode shows off a statue of Scrappy in a museum. Daphne was about to make a comment about him, but Fred reminds her that they'd never speak of him. Not ever again.
      • They also come across a statue of Flim-Flam, which prompts Daphne to reveal that his juvenile Con Artist antics have gotten him a 25 to life sentence. Ouch.
    • One Cartoon Network 20th Birthday promo closes with everybody taking a picture. Before it's taken, Jake pushes Scrappy out of the frame.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In the episode "Bart Star" Lisa signs up for the school's football team to be the one girl who wants to join the all-boys football team, only to realize they have four girls in the team already. Seconds later, she completely turns around, protesting the cruel, barbarian actions of playing a game with the skin of an innocent pig. Ned Flanders promptly responds that the balls are synthetic, and Sherri chimes in that for every ball they buy, the company donates to Amnesty International. Lisa leaves in tears.
    • In the first segment of "Treehouse of Horror XXIII", an atomic supercollider is built because Lisa protested against building a baseball stadium. When the supercollider seemingly doesn't work, she is chewed out and ousted by everyone in town and is left crying on the sidewalk.
      • In "Fraudcast News", Lisa and Mr. Burns are in Burns' office, and Lisa is waiting for Marge to pick her up. Burns awkwardly tries to make small talk by asking Lisa what she thinks of the modern music scene. Lisa responds by saying she thinks it distracts from real issues, and Burns rolls his eyes and asks "My God, are you always on?!"
    • Also done in-universe with Poochie. He was so utterly hated that he was lazily permanently killed off, instead of you know, trying to correct their mistakes and make him a better character (he only appeared twice counting his death).
  • It's obvious that the characters - especially the Clone Troopers - in Star Wars: The Clone Wars find Jar Jar Binks just as annoying as the audience. Oddly, this seems to make his character much more bearable.
  • The Superjail! episode "The Trouble with Triples" was basically this for all the fans that hated the Twins from their first appearance. The episode has the characters essentially go through a huge Humiliation Conga due to the consequences of lying to impress their elder brothers: Being brutally beat up, fed to a giant alien worm that defecates them out, threatened and mocked by their brothers, and a last-minute plot twist culminating in them "winning" their battle... but impressing their father (due to him being stabbed by the Warden), who then forcibly takes them home to be overlords and subjects them to Mind Rape. The episode's kind of a contentious one in that regard, as while there were many fans relieved that the events were seemingly undone by the next one, the fans that hated the characters and derived enjoyment from the episode then felt very cheated and angry that they weren't permanently written out.
    • The inmates being angry and sick of the Twins' variety show in "Planet Radio" for interrupting their favorite "Jailpup" show is thought to reflect (either intentionally or unintentionally) the opinions of those who consider the characters to be filler that take away from other more potentially interesting characters and ideas.
    • The Mistress being berated to tears and pushed around in "Stingstress" was this for fans who hated her and preferred Lord Stingray as the Warden's archenemy.
  • Rodimus Prime in Transformers Animated, in his first appearance he ends up getting afflicted with cosmic rust. This has satisfied some fans who don't like Roddy.
  • Miko of Transformers Prime, who is derided by the fanbase for being The Load, and often Too Dumb to Live. She was actually called out on such behavior by Jack in the fourth episode of the series. ("Miko, Raf was almost killed! This isn't a game; when are you going to get that through your thick skull!?") The problem is, she suffers from severe Aesop Amnesia (especially during Season 1), so she keeps getting herself (and sometimes Jack and Raf) into similar messes. Episodes like "Shadowzone" or "Metal Attraction" have seen her get reprimanded, though, which pleases the fanbase (at least until the next time she pulls a similar stunt).
    Miko: Look, if you're going to blame anybody, blame me.
    Jack: I'm sorry, could you repeat that... a couple dozen times?
  • The Venture Bros. has the Murderous Moppets, two creepy and unpleasant dwarf henchmen that The Monarch inherited through marriage, to his (and the fans') displeasure. When Mrs. The Monarch orders the Moppets to distract him, they try to get in his face, only for the Monarch to coldly and plainly tell them that he doesn't like them and that if they ever try to give him an order he will kill them and feed them to the neighborhood dogs.
    • In the final episode of Season 4, Dr. Girlfriend finally tells them off and admits that they're starting to creep even her out. The Monarch's reaction is similar to that of the fanbase's.
    • The Season 5 finale implies that Gary and a group of other Monarch henchmen killed Tim-Tom.
    • "Bot Meets Bot" has Augustus St. Cloud hassled by the bouncers to a Bad-Guy Bar for no apparent reason.
  • In The Legend of Korra's Recap Episode "Remembrances," Mako spends an entire act getting reamed out for his actions in the first two seasons, most of all by his own grandmother. Later Unalaq is portrayed as the Butt-Monkey of the show's Big Bads, who don't want him to be part of their Legion of Doom and keep trying to get rid of him. Plus, Varrick describes him as "incredibly boring and unpopular."
    • Season 3 is pretty much one big Trauma Conga Line for Mako, who becomes the victim of several misfortunes over the course of the series, such as having a door airbended in his face, his ex-girlfriends playing a little prank on him and many other little moments of misfortune that it would take too long to list them all.
  • Bunga from The Lion Guard has been disliked for being annoying and being quite a bully to Ushari the cobra. Karma bites him in the butt (the first time literally) by the same cobra, and the baby animals playing the Lion Guard said that whoever is the slowest to choose who to play gets to play Bunga. The honey badger is not amused.
  • Batman Beyond: Max Gibson becomes a victim of this in "Where's Terry?", courtesy of Bruce. See it here.
  • At the 2017 San Diego Comic Con, WB offered a number of tote bags based on their shows, and, in a show of self-deprecating humor, one of the Teen Titans Go! themed bags shows the Go! Titans being beaten up by their 2003 counterparts, which can be seen here.
  • Ducktales 2017 Although the character was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap, they still had one towards Webby from the original series' run, as her Quacky Patch Doll (which was based on Webby's design) is seen pinned to the wall with an arrow in the premiere episode.