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That smile prompts some gamers to hate him more than the original Scrappy.

"I hate that fucking dog! Whoever says he never wanted to shoot him is a liar!"
JdG (about the Duck Hunt Dog), Joueur du Grenier
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Here are the list of video game examples that many wish to be able to kill even when they're not villains or enemies.

For characters that have a decent personality but are hated for being too weak or too strong in the game, see Tier-Induced Scrappy. For hated enemies see Goddamned Bats or Demonic Spiders. For hated bosses see That One Boss or Goddamned Boss. For hated aspects of gameplay, see Scrappy Mechanic.



  • Alone in the Dark: Sarah Flores in the 2008 reboot, considering how annoying and useless to the plot she is.
  • Animal Crossing:
    • Gracie, the fashion designer giraffe manages to be this throughout the series for acting like a smug, self-absorbed Jerkass that will berate your sense of style and even insult the player character to their face simply because their style doesn't match hers (his in the Japanese version). She also clashes with the nice, relaxing atmosphere generally carried by the cast of characters, since whereas most rude characters in the Animal Crossing series, like the Cranky or Snooty villager type, Phyllis, or Resetti, are a Jerk with a Heart of Gold on some level, Gracie never stops being rude and condescending to the player, not even when they help her set up a permanent shop in New Leaf and are looking to buy things from her. She's actually even worse in the Gamecube version, where she will only give you anything if you play a horribly unfair Button Mashing minigame to wash her car first that was almost impossible to do without a Turbo Controller (and was actually possible to fail even with one).
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    • 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, the fact that you cannot refuse his insurance offer (unless you don't have enough Bells for it), and that his insurance was generally worthless note  made many players despise him. Possibly due to this, in 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.
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    • Pavé in New Leaf is hated among the fandom for being obnoxious and berating the player for not dancing even if the player uses the "Shrunk dance", as well as his minigame not being very fun.
  • Atelier Meruru:
    • Rorona. She got turned into an eight year old between games, acts her new age, and her memories have become complete mess. Though her Alchemic skills are still in tact, she mainly refuses to use it willingly. A very large portion of fanbase is not pleased. This is apparently because Gust couldn't stand to see her in her 30s. "Who wants to see a Rorona in her 30s? Not me, that's for sure!"
    • Astrid herself receives almost as much heat for doing the deed. Two of the endings make it worse! In one ending where you make a Youth Potion that restores her normal age, Astrid sabotages it to only age her back to 14 with her memories still a wreck, with Astrid delivering the above message. In another, Witch's Tea Party, she forcefully renders all 3 Arland protagonists and herself to be 14 forever, citing it as an "ideal age". Some fans even treat the endings as the Moral Event Horizon. Gust must have caught on, as the Vita remake has an ending where you successfully restore Rorona's true age and her memories WITHOUT Astrid's sabotage.
  • Banjo-Kazooie:
    • Back in the day when the game was first released, Bottles the Mole got a lot of attention as The Scrappy of choice. Many gamers were boggled by the first scene of the game (not counting the intro) being him popping out of his hole and speaking in his bizarre voice. In the sequel, Banjo-Tooie, Rare must have been aware of this, because Bottles is killed off right at the beginning and replaced by his brother, Jamjars, as Banjo's mentor, though Jamjars himself ended up being a Base-Breaking Character at best for those who were fans of Bottles.
    • In Nuts & Bolts, nearly all of the new characters get some hatred for being associated with a controversial game, but the two biggest scrappies are probably Trophy Thomas, simply because he's a Jerkass, and L.O.G., for being the face of Banjo's shoehorning into the new style of game.
    • Canary Mary. She and her races are utterly reviled by gamers to this day for the rage she induced. L.O.G., another scrappy, even taunts you about her during the loading screens.
  • Marumaro in Blue Dragon. He's got an annoying, grating voice, and is a particularly dumb character in an Idiot Plot, which is no small feat.
  • In Brothers in Arms, Private Leggett, in-universe and out, especially with his original voice actor and after the deaths of Allen and Garnett. He's awkward, annoying, and far more aggressive towards his fellow squad-mates than towards the Germans. After his Heroic BSoD moment, some squad members mutter that "that skinny prick better not cross [their] path." A new voice actor and some fleshing out make him more popular in later installments, though.
  • Bubsy himself is infamous for being one of the most unlikeable characters in video game history. He's disliked for a number of reasons such as his personality, his voice, his fragility, and the general mediocrity of his games and cartoon pilot. However, that doesn't mean he doesn't have any fans. In fact, if you search on deviantArt you'll find all kinds of fan art, though you'll likely find some art in which he is either being humiliated or tortured.
  • Almost everyone who has played Cel Damage seems to dislike or hate B.T. Bruno and T. Wrecks. Bruno is hated due to his boring and bland personality, and for having little to no funny lines, while T. Wrecks is hated because of his god-awful voice and his douchey, pompous, bragging personality and lines.
  • Chrono Cross:
    • Poshul gets a lot of hate for being an obnoxious pink dog-thing and being nigh-useless in battle.
    • Korcha is also widely hated, for wearing nothing but a red speedo and being, again, awful in fights. Also for his "The Reason You Suck" Speech if the player opts for the non-Always Save the Girl path.
    • Mel attempts to make up for being an awful combatant (noticing a trend?) with a repugnant Bratty Half-Pint personality. Suffice to say, it doesn't work. Other characters with Mel's killer combo of "irritating" and "weak" include Sneff, Skelly, Pip, NeoFio, Turnip, Pierre, and Van. Further compounding the issue is that many of these characters have very little development outside of brief quests to get their top Tech (if that), which makes them feel very flat.
  • The cat from City Connection has earned the hatred of many players for popping up out of nowhere and costing them lives. Judging from how frequently this occurs, it's like he's actively trying to make you lose.
  • Civilization:
    • Leaders in the games tend to get this when controlled by the AI. Isabella of Spain in Civilization IV gets on a lot of players' nerves for her incessant attempts to push her religion on you—up to and including declaring war at the least provocation—and Montezuma of the Aztecs annoys players by attacking them the first opportunity he gets even if you have good relations and he hasn't got a snowball's chance in Hell of winning (Shaka Zulu and Alexander of Greece do this sometimes, but not nearly as much as Montezuma).
    • The annoyingness of the leaders in Civilization got turned Up to Eleven in Civilization Revolution, where they speak in obnoxious gibberish and constantly do flamboyant gestures that often times block the text they are saying.
    • V has the usual warmongers (most of which will act friendly before going to war with you thanks to the new mechanic that allows the AI to feign friendship), and also Ramkhamhaeng of the Siam empire, who has a pissy AI who will act friendly one minute and denounce you the next; he has no patience for "warmongering" (including retaliation against warmonger civs), hates civs that are doing too well, always asks for stuff from civs he has made a declaration of friendship with and hates them if they don't accept, and regularly drops by to insult you if he doesn't like you.
    • Let's not forget, any time you want to trade for something, odds are they'll demand something about eight times as valuable in return.
    • Alexander in V has earned his reputation as one of the most hated leaders in the game with his backstabbing tendencies, his warmongering attitude, his insane competitiveness over city states as well as his jealousness over you trying to compete with city state favours, his insane tendencies to expand and build wonders, and for being a smug pretty boy.
  • Darkstalkers:
    • Rikuo, the Bishōnen fishman of the monster-fighter, seems to be incredibly disliked by the fandom. Apparently, Capcom got the hint and took him out of one of the Updated Rereleases... along with Jon Talbain and Sasquatch. A review of the series describes Rikuo as so:
    "Apparently the last member of his disgusting aquatic race, Rikuo (Aulbath in Japan) desperately searches the world in hopes of finding a hideous mate so he can repropagate his loathsome species. Yes, I am biased."
  • Descent II:
    • The guidebot, while useful and perhaps even necessary in later levels, is still infamous for irritating players to no end with its constant fluttering around you and demands that you follow it immediately. Even worse, when you shoot at it in frustration, it gets an attitude with you and may even shoot back with its flare.
    • The thief bot is also a bit of a scrappy, but it is intended to be a pain in the ass.
  • Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry reboot, DmC: Devil May Cry, is notorious for its bad characterization of Dante and Vergil. The former has been criticized for being a Jerkass who often makes childish insults, has an awkward facial expression, constantly dropping F-bombs, isn't found to be funny at all, and even makes fun of the Big Bad after he is shocked for the loss of his heir and wife. Vergil is considered even worse for barely doing anything in the game other than giving orders, abandoning an ally, making a famous joke about his genital size, and his Face–Heel Turn at the end of the game for no other conceivable reason than that was the point when the writers remembered the original Vergil was a bad guy. The scene in which Dante kidnaps a pregnant woman to use her as hostage and Vergil kills her is probably the most hated part from the entire game as the series' original message that even demons could care was aborted, not to mention Dante's comment afterwards.
    Seeing the look on her face as her baby exploded into wet chunks...priceless.
  • Donkey Kong:
  • In the .hack series, there are a few Scrappies, but generally at the top of the list is Piros III in the first set of games: An over the top Lord Error-Prone twit with a grating voice and is one of the slowest characters to have in the party, and the tendency to call the main character "He Of Fair Eyes", and other Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe doesn't help to endear him to the party. Nor does his tendency to fall for Mia's tricks at least three times. Some think his GU version is a case of Rescued from the Scrappy Heap with his awesome theme music, and thankfully much more amusing antics.
    • Saku of the Sakubo duo is another one, a condescending Tsundere that borders on Yandere that is obsessed with the resident pretty-boy, and is nothing but a jerkass to Haseo over an imagined rivalry - especially after Endrance declares his love for Haseo, and was one of the hardest characters to boost relationship values, and that at first she seems to bully the much sweeter Bo. The fact it turns out she is Bo's second personality and her genuine concern when he gets in trouble softens the impact.
    • Atoli tends to fall into this often as well, though more often in the Western fanbase than others. Opinions range from her being The Woobie, to her being an Extreme Doormat.
    • Gaspard. More pointless sidetracking with a loud, whiny, useless, pathetic, and all around unlikable piece of garbage. Even his appearance is obnoxious.
    • Sakaki started off as one of many pretty boys with a voice similar to another well-liked pretty boy (Balmung) and a cool samurai theme. He had no problems being liked until he becomes Sakaki <Zenith> and then transforms into a psychotic shit who gleefully takes advantage of a girl he earlier found on a suicide website to a point of mentally and emotionally manipulating her, has little to no care of endangering/destroying other people's lives (online and offline) and pretty much caused a good number of his would-be fans to abandon ship long before the <Zenith> portion rubbed off.
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse gives us Future Trunks...which might be surprising to Dragon Ball fans who haven't played the game, given that he's one of if not the biggest Ensemble Dark Horse from Toriyama's original manga. In both games, he's basically useless as a battle ally (mostly due to poor A.I., but still) and the story tends to portray him as a Leeroy Jenkins who charges into battle blindly and gets soundly stomped. Xenoverse 2 made it worse, with the devs responding to complaints that he didn't do enough by giving him a more active role in the story. Unfortunately, that story involvement is usually him messing up badly, such as getting body-swapped with Captain Ginyu (with the vague justification of him falling for an enemy trap) and even worse, he almost blatantly defies his very job just to save his mentor Future Gohan from his original death and in the extra ending, you see an alternate timeline where he does save Gohan, realizing that he'll never be able to return to the Time Patrol anymore. The only thing he actually does right is hacking the Big Gete Star and setting it to self-destruct, defeating Metal Cooler much more easily than in canon. None of this was helped by the fact that XV2 came out around the same time as the Future Trunks Saga of Dragon Ball Super, providing a sharp contrast to the original fan-favorite version of Trunks and the less popular video game incarnation.
  • Dragon Quest is usually devoid of this character type, but Dirty Coward Prince Charmles from Dragon Quest VIII is the least popular character in the game (and possibly, the entire franchise) by a very wide margin. You can spell his name with an extra "S" on the end, and it would sum up his personality perfectly. He's in fact an intentional case, to the point where everyone calls him Prince Charmless behind his back.
  • The character in the article image is the most literal incarnation of The Scrappy in video game history: The dog from Duck Hunt, who laughs at you whenever you completely miss your shots. It was probably the first time in the history of videogaming that a computer mocked your failure instead of encouraging you to try again. "A dog is a man's best friend", huh? With Friends Like These... and all that... The dog appears to love it so much that so many gamers have been playing Duck Hunt to mercilessly and literally Shoot the Dog (even though it has no effect). The damn dog's developers also read this and made the dog appear in several cameos... to be shot down.
    • For added rage points, just imagine him using Muttley's (or Precious's) trademark snicker every time he laughs at you.
    • There is even a Nintendo commercial where the dog appears alongside Bowser and other villains to mock the viewer. Interestingly enough, in the arcade game Vs. Duck Hunt, it is possible to shoot the dog in a bonus round.
    • This video hilariously shows the dog getting his just deserts.
    • This awesome video shows hilariously and epically the dog getting owned, by none other than Master Chief!
    • College Humor also made this beautiful video. Even with a terrible price, revenge is sweet.
    • There's also a more sinister outlook on the dog.
    • There's a song called "Why Can't I Shoot the Dog?".
    • Of course, given his rather surprising appearance in the fourth Super Smash Bros. game as a fighter, the dog can now be subjected to all sorts of punishment. He also takes every opportunity to perform his trademark laughnote , in an apparent attempt to preserve his status as a Scrappy. That is, if his Confusion Fu playstyle and his tactics of keeping everyone at bay don't get him Rescued from the Scrappy Heap...or do the opposite. Depends on your choice, really.
    • And there's an entire VR game, Duck Season, revolving around this premise. It plays as a normal VR version of Duck Hunt, unless you shoot the dog. If you do that, The Dog Bites Back.
  • Dungeon Maker II: The Hidden War has the Magic shop owner's apprentice, Niko. He's a most definitely underage boy (he appears to be 10 or 11 at the oldest) with a crush on an older man - the player character no less - and he is not shy about letting you know it. Even if you don't find his advances creepy, there's one point that pisses off everyone at least a little bit: that being when he makes a comment about how your character should throw your apprentice (a nice girl who is far more popular than Niko is) out onto the street so that he can move in with you. He quickly backpedals, explaining that it was only a joke and he's otherwise polite to the Apprentice, but many fans nonetheless found his "joke" to be firmly in Dude, Not Funny! territory.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
    • Fargoth, Gaenor, Glarthir, Maglir, the Adoring Fan... the list of hated Bosmer (Wood Elves) goes on and on... (The latter two are likely intentional, at least.) At least subsequent Bosmers in Skyrim and Elder Scrolls Online are much more well received.
    • Skyrim:
      • Heimskr, the Whiterun Priest of Talos is a close runner-up to Confessor Cromwell in the "highly murderable nonstop preacher" category.
      • Slightly zigzagging this trope is Mjoll the Lioness. Actually one of the few more fleshed out characters and quest givers, plus a very capable (and immortal) follower to boot. Also quite good looking if that is your thing. But she talks. And talks. And won't. shut. up. Even when there is plot relevant talk going on, she will muse about some totally unrelated stuff which you only heard a hundred seventy nine times and counting, thus making it nigh impossible to get the info you need for the quest. So you drop her - and start to miss her.
      • The children of Whiterun (particularly Braith and Nelkir) are generally despised due to being annoying brats who belittle you whenever you get near them. They're probably the reason why the mods that let you kill children have become so popular.
  • Fallout
    • Fallout 3:
      • Roy Phillips. Okay, was Mr. Tenpenny a jerk? Yes. But was setting insane ghouls on basically innocent people, many of whom are merely misinformed about or downright sympathetic to ghouls, really the best way to go about this? And keep in mind, he will do this even after those people decide honestly to make amends and to invite him and his ghouls to live in Tenpenny Tower. And even after this is done, when he's standing in a pile of the corpses of people who offered him hospitality, killing him is still bad karma. You know, for a guy so determined to improve the situations of ghouls, he sure does give people a lot of good reasons to hate them.
      • Sticky's Escort Missions are annoying enough to begin with, but Sticky makes it worse with his incessant blabbling.
      • The anonymous Megaton villager who, almost every single time you enter Megaton or exit a building in Megaton, tells you how much everyone loves you and offers you a near-worthless item. At least Cromwell is easily ignored by walking straight past the ambient noise of his Word Salad Philosophy. This woman's appearance completely locks your movement the moment you walk through the door and you have to wait for the camera to slowly move in front of her and go through the exact same dialogue menu every single time. Makes the Talon Mercenaries much more likable in comparison, especially when it comes to high Karma punishments.
    • Fallout 4:
      • Marcy Long, a foul-tempered Jerkass who often goes out of her way to bitch at the player with the same four lines of dialogue over and over again. Her husband Jun claims it's her way of mourning their son's death, but a terminal in Quincy implies otherwise. What players especially found irritating upon the game's release is that when they finally snap and unload a shotgun into her face, both she and her husband are marked as essential despite contributing absolutely nothing to the story (unlike Sturges and Mama Murphy, who are also essential for the most part but actually have some use). Their essential status was later removed in a patch nearly a year after the game's release, but the hate still lingers.
      • Preston Garvey also gets some hate for the constant stream of Fetch Quests involving helping out settlements (frequently located on the other side of the map). To make it worse, he gives out a new quest as soon as soon as you turn an old one in. In addition, his lines are somewhat Narmy after you romance him. However, this was later mitigated in a patch. Now most of the fetch quests that Garvey gave out are now given out by listening to Radio Freedom, and Garvey himself gives out quests far less frequently.
  • Fatal Frame
    • Mayu Amakura is hated for mainly being The Load. She cannot do anything during the game, partly because a knee injury hinders her physically and because she cannot resist the spirits' influence mentally. She causes the game to become nothing but an Escort Mission whenever she is with Mio, but otherwise prolongs the game by constantly running off and getting in trouble, because she is being possessed by the game's Big Bad. The other reason for hating her stems from the fact that she is a Manipulative Bitch, who purposefully fell and injured her knee to guilt her twin sister enough to never leave her side.
    • Rui Kagamiya also suffers from The Load problem. Players hate her because she is repeatedly used by the spirits at Mt Hikami and similar to get her in trouble and have Ren save her. Outside of that, her lack of any deep personality beyond being Ren's (Secret) Satellite Love Interest makes the first part worse.
  • While Balloon Boy from the Five Nights at Freddy's games is a bit of a pain in-game, the fandom utterly revile him for his refusal to leave the player alone when he finds you. The sheer irritation caused Redditors to call him "Fuckboy" at many an instance, and it helped to coin the infamous catchphrase "inhale my dong enragement child".
  • Shoutaro of Flower, Sun and Rain is intended to evoke this reaction. He actually outright states he's trying for that, because he wouldn't want to be liked by anyone who would play a game like this.
  • Omitsu from Ganbare Goemon is loathed by the majority of the Japanese fandom. While a good amount of the hatred is for shipping reasons, rabid fans of Action Girl Yae firmly believe she doesn't deserve to be called the series heroine. Hiroshi Obi's deliberate transformation of Omitsu into a dumpy, frumpy, status-seeking harpy in his manga adaptations of the games doesn't help matters any, either.
  • The Santa Claus class from Ghouls vs. Humans was particularly unpopular, apparently mainly because it was too silly. The author saw this coming and announced Santa would turn into the Engineer (inspired by Dead Space), who is essentially Santa's re-skin, once Christmas was over.
  • Gothic had Mud, a pest who latched onto the hero if you walked by him. He'd constantly pester you by initiating pointless dialog, but should any enemies get near, he'd run away... until you defeated them. Then he came back. The only way to get rid of him was to beat him up. Very cathartic, actually.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas:
    • Carl "CJ" Johnson, according to some fans. Some fans think he doesn't have quite the right temperament or motives to work as a Grand Theft Auto protagonist, since the ones before him like Claude (GTA III) and Tommy Vercetti (Vice City) were portrayed as much more amoral and psychotic than he is, whereas CJ is depicted as having fundamentally good motivations and just 'doin it fo da hood,' making the Video Game Cruelty Potential the player is all but encouraged to dish out seem out of character for him. A bigger problem with CJ is that even if the player doesn't go on random massacres in the sandbox, many of the missions have CJ deciding to kill a bunch of innocent people for no good reason. Sequence Breaking aside, there is no way for CJ to be even close to the person he considers himself to be. That what makes him annoying to a lot of people (intentional though it may be).
    • Many consider Zero to be this, largely because of his infuriatingly hard missions, and partly because of his Serious Business attitude. And let's face it, because he was voiced by David Cross.
    • Also, OG Loc. The fact that Carl is willing to spend so much time helping him instead is out of character, but when Big Smoke betrays you, Loc sides with Smoke. And then after chasing him all over the place in a Scrappy Level, CJ lets him live.
    • Sweet, CJ's brother, also gained considerable backlash for bitching non-stop about CJ "running away" when it was their mother's idea in the first place to give him a better life and indeed, CJ turned out better for it as he's much more rational minded than Sweet or any of the Grove Street Gang members are. Regardless, in most of the mission Sweet gives CJ no end of grief over this. And when CJ later in the game offers him a much better life than living in "da hood" can bring, he has the nerve to chastise him for it despite all the crap CJ went through to bail him out of prison.
  • Guild Wars: Prophecies had Prince Rurik. While a reasonable character, his tendency to charge headlong into combat and leave players behind during his Escort Missions led to many people developing an extreme disliking for him. His death was generally well-received.
    • Guild Wars: Nightfall had Kormir. The leader of your mercenary group, she gets blinded a little ways into the campaign. She promptly spends the rest of the campaign doing absolutely nothing. Not to mention the fact that she's the one who woke up the god you're fighting. In end, she gets to become a god for her trouble. This video sums it up nicely.
    • Guild Wars 2 has Trahearne. He's nice enough when you meet him as part of the sylvari personal storyline. Later in the campaign, though, all races meet him. When the Pact is created, he takes on the position of Marshal, despite being a scholar who has repeatedly said he doesn't want to lead. The fact that he completely steals your spotlight (and only lets you lead right before the final battle) have cemented his place as a Scrappy. His voice certainly doesn't help.note  And it also doesn't help that for non-sylvari, he's introduced in the same mission where your mentor dies, making him somewhat of a Replacement Scrappy too.
      • Even worse is Scarlet Briar, the villain from the Living Story. The most charitable description of her that you will find on the forums is "bad fanfiction villain", seeing how she's accused of having just about everything about her backstory defy logic and preceding lore. Let's leave it at that.
  • Halo 4:
    • Many fans are annoyed with Commander Sarah Palmer, and some outright hate her for shooting Dr Halsey. Her portrayal in Halo: Escalation hasn't done Sarah any favors either. On the other hand...
    • The Didact, a Generic Doomsday Villain who indulges in eloquent speech (that might remind you of Gravemind), instead of, you know, killing his enemy. The Chief and the player do not even get the satisfaction of beating him in a boss fight, instead he gets beaten in a Quick Time Event. WatchMojo even described him as the General Grievous of videogames, in the sense that his origins and motivations are only explored in secondary material but in the main event he comes off as bland and unoriginal.
  • Harvest Moon:
    • Sabrina, Mary and Luna from the series are Scrappies due to rabid Die for Our Ship Vaughn/Chelsea, Gray/Claire and Gill/Angela fans. Also, any rival of a popular bishie in that series will become an instant scrappy due to fangirls.
    • Sandra from A New Beginning is not popular with fans. Her store hours are crazy, and she demands a ridiculous amount of specific, high-quality items that aren't that special. Actually going out of your way to get the items yourself is usually easier than waiting for her store hours and paying him.
  • The text adventure of The Hobbit boasted, as a special feature, that its NPCs had minds of their own. They would wander off, pick up and drop objects and get into fights all on their own, and wouldn't always obey your commands. This was as annoying as it sounds, but the worst offender was undoubtedly Bard of Dale:
    A massive red dragon appears in the sky!
    > SAY TO BARD "SHOOT THE DRAGON.".
    Nothing happens.
    The dragon is getting closer.
    > SAY TO BARD "SHOOT THE DRAGON.".
    Bard says "No."
    The dragon fills the sky to the East!
    > SAY TO BARD "SHOOT THE DRAGON.".
    Bard sits down and starts picking his nose.
    The dragon opens its mouth. The blood drains from your face as you stare down its gaping throat.
    > SAY TO BARD "DO YOU WANT TO DIE YOU CRAZY BOWMAN.".
    The searing white flame of the dragon's breath is the last thing you feel as the flesh is stripped from your bones.
  • In Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, Ram is this for the playable characters. Too whiny, too much of a Clingy Jealous Girl to Rom when Nepgear was only trying to help out Lowee's problems when it's their nation, tells Rom that they should only play while Rom insists that they help Nepgear to fix the problems of their nation, and does a Leeroy Jenkins moment to try and snap Rom out of her Brainwashed and Crazy state, only for her to be in the same state (being low in faith is easy for a Face–Heel Turn, in-story at least).
    • For the NPC characters, it's usually Trick and Mina who are outright despised by fans. Trick is the reason why the U.S. got a Mature rating to the game in the first place (being a pedophile with a really long tongue), and Mina is a female version of Trick who is also Ram and Rom's caretaker. One chirper moment was all it took to hate a bland character into the worst pedophile character in the game (and Nepgear hopefully thinks Mina was just joking).
  • The iDOLM@STER 2 brings us Jupiter, a boy band amidst the otherwise-all-femalenote  cast of characters in the series. Not surprisingly, male fans give them a lot of shit, dismissing them as nothing but Yaoi Fangirl fodder.
  • inFAMOUS
    • Trish. She treats Cole like absolute dog shit for the majority of her screen time. Yes, a radioactive sphere he was holding exploded, giving Cole superpowers at the cost of thousands of lives, one of which was Trish's sister Amy but Cole didn't deserve it because it was an accident. Few players liked her and some were glad to see her die.
    • Moya, for being a heartless bitch who uses Cole to accomplish her goals with no regard for his well being as well as lying about being John White's wife to appear sympathetic and wants to Cole steal the Ray Sphere for her own uses. She's pretty much devoid of any redeeming qualities and to anyone who hasn't read the inFAMOUS comics, a Karma Houdini.
    • Zeke for being an annoying, fat hick who praises Cole's new powers while secretly wanting them for himself. The straw that broke the camel's back was probably when he activated the Ray Sphere, killing several thousand more people in an attempt to get powers of his own, only for it to fail because Zeke doesn't have the Conduit gene. Then he betrays you and sides with Kessler because of a second chance to get powers. Needless to say, many hated him for it. He was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap in inFAMOUS 2 due to the fact that he was deeply regretful of his past actions, became more mature and Took a Level in Badass.
    • Nix in inFAMOUS 2. Although she is intended to being a Jerkass Woobie, few players seem to feel any sympathy for her. She grew up in poverty by the bayou, Joseph Bertrand killed her family with a Ray Sphere and now she's forced to live as a freak with pyrokinetic powers. Depressing, right? Wrong. Nix is downright sadistic, showing little concern for anyone who isn't Cole (and she was probably only using him) or her "pets" (Corrupted Swamp Monsters that she had tamed) with most of her Evil Karma suggestions being dumb and dangerous (running a street car full of explosives into a mansion full of forced Conduits as a diversion, for example). The only reason she decided to side with Cole against The Beast was because her pets died in one of The Beast's Ray Field Blasts and because she didn't want him creating more Conduits since, if everyone had super powers, she wouldn't be special anymore. Sucker Punch have made it very difficult to like her.
    • Hank Daughtry in Infamous Second Son for being everything that the public believes a "Bio-terrorist" to be: an unrepentant criminal who uses his powers for evil. He also sells out Delsin to Augustine, which results in her killing Reggie. Even some of the most devoted Good Karma players were tempted to kill him. His only redeeming quality is the love he has for his daughter.
  • Lori Jackrabbit is a bit of a Scrappy for some players because she was just generally tacked-on. She has no real personality beyond being female (admittedly, all she really has to convey this with is her Idle Animation, but given her brothers' animations, it seems like Epic could have tried harder) and wearing a sports bra. The other factor is her poorly chosen moveset; she uses Jazz's helicopter ears and Spaz's flying kick, which means that she has no way of increasing her jump height from a standing start, which makes certain levels almost, if not actually, impossible to beat when playing as her. The fact that the earliest incarnation of Lori was as anote  love interest to Spaz before she officially became his sibling might rub some people the wrong way too.
  • Yoyo in Jet Set Radio Classic. Practically everyone hated him because he was a fat-ass ginger kid who challenges you to an aggravating race. The race isn't that bad if you know your way around Benten-Cho very well, but obviously those who play the game for the first time don't. People everywhere were swearing at their Dreamcasts and hoping that he would die the worst death imaginable. Sega took note of all the Yoyo hate, and so he was Rescued from the Scrappy Heap in Future, in which he was redesigned to be skinny, younger, cuter, and have green hair, and they made you start off as him instead of introducing him in an aggravating race so that people would warm up to him. And it worked. Classic Yoyo is still immensely hated to this very day (it also doesn't help that JSR Classic was re-released on XBLA, PSN, Steam, and mobile devices), but very little people hate Future Yoyo.
    • It should also be noted that in Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, Yoyo can be seen waving at you in Graffiti City, but in his Future incarnation, despite ASRT going by the Classic continuity.
  • Killzone:
    • Rico, who's a loudmouthed, annoying Jerkass who does a nice job breaking things and is generally disliked by the fandom. Of course this could be intentional - to offset Sev's measured approach, and ultimately show the futility of aggression for aggression's sake.
    • Probably intentional, but he's still completely unforgivable for getting Garza killed and turning everything to shit by killing Visari.
    • And then, one of the first screens released for Killzone 3 is Rico. And the fandom raged. Thankfully, they dialed down his most annoying traits in the game itself.
  • Bao from the NESTS saga of The King of Fighters.
    • Ash Crimson has been hovering somewhere between this and Creator's Pet for a large part of the fandom. Although he does have his own following, and some fans seem to be slowly warming up to him.
      • Hey, guess what? Ash Crimson has been Killed Off for Real! He killed off his own ancestor and essentially made sure that he will cease to exist. This qualifies as an Alas, Poor Scrappy!
    • In a whole-company scale, the staff at SNK Playmore seems to hate the Eolith-created K9999 very much and replace him with Nameless, since K9999 was made into such a Captain Ersatz of Tetsuo by Eolith's own admission that this did not sit well on SNK Playmore. Which is okay, because most fans didn't like him either for the same reasons as well as being very obnoxious.
    • In his time, replacement protagonist K' was seen as a Replacement Scrappy to some.
    • To some extent, Li Xiangfei also applied: Annoying Transplant from another series. Check. Grating personality. Check. Cheap super move. Check.
  • In King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!, Cedric was massively hated for his useless advice (screaming "watch out" or some variant thereof when it's already too late to prevent the danger from killing you), cowardice and annoying voice in the CD version. So much so that in Space Quest IV, hitting him in an arcade game earns you points, and the narrator spoofs him in Space Quest VI.
  • Kirby is well known for having surprisingly complex and/or fun boss fights. That said, there are some bad bosses, though most end up simply forgotten. This is not the case for Pyribbit from Kirby: Triple Deluxe, who has gone beyond Goddamned Boss territory to being downright despised in general. While his annoying boss fight where he spends most of the time invincible during long attacks is one thing, the problem is that Triple Deluxe tried expanding on the intense boss fights of Return to Dream Land, and while most bosses were indeed better, Pyribbit turned out to be bland and incredibly boring. Many players consider him the worst part of the game, and were not happy to see him again in Team Kirby Clash, a sub-game in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
  • Left 4 Dead 2:
    • Rochelle gets a ton of hate from the fans simply because she doesn't always have something witty to say like the other survivors or how her voice actor is "bad." People have even gone as far as replacing her with Zoey via modding. When The Passing campaign was coming soon, many fans hoped that Valve would replace Rochelle's VA with a new one and redo all of her old lines.
    • Valve ended up not doing that for the DLC, however, though the DLC did in fact add a lot of interesting dialogue between her and Francis, including mimicking Francis' hating things. Even if they did not rewrite her lines and replace her VA, many fans still agree that the Passing successfully managed to get her Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.
  • Most of the characters in Legacy of Kain are either popular enough to have their own fanbase or minor enough that no one really cares about them. The exception is Umah from Blood Omen 2. The majority of the fanbase hates her for one reason or another, several seeing her as a Satellite Love Interest, a Faux Action Girl, and a Ms. Fanservice in a series with a very large, active, and vocal female fanbase.
  • If there's one character who manages to be the scrappy in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, or even any of the Kiseki Series in general, it's Elise Schwarzer, adopted younger sister of the protagonist. It's mostly thanks to her Brother–Sister Incest storyline that was poorly executed compared to the better and more popular Estelle and Joshua adopted sibling romance, her terrible stats and skills, and at least 75% of Rean's angst issues comes from him wanting to protect her. That and she barely gets any screen time as to why she's even crushing on him in the first place.
  • The monkeys from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, particularly the one that "helps" you in the Forest Temple. As the game suffers from a very long Prolonged Prologue and Forced Tutorial which takes a couple of hours to complete before you can even reach the temple (and you still haven't even been to Hyrule Field yet), this initial temple should have been your first opportunity to freely explore a large area. Instead, this monkey Rail Roads you through a large portion of the temple and never stops chattering or hooting at you, even when you're giving in and following her.
  • LEGO Dimensions:
  • Mack and Cooke from Lost Odyssey are seen as annoying little brats who take away game time from much more interesting or better-developed characters. And the cherry on top is that they were almost useless in battle aside from teaching skills to other (better) characters.
    • Mack and Cooke act just like real children would, which may be the reason why some players hate them.
    • Real children of that age generally have a sense of danger and self-preservation. They do not run straight into a cursed bloodsoaked forest or hijack trains heading for polar icecaps. Especially in Mack's case, his sole purpose in the story was to get himself into trouble to justify another sidequest.
  • There's a flash game called Madness Death Wish where a person would kill the main character, he's despised for doing that. The sequel even escalates him further by abruptly killing the main in a supposed to be happy ending. Fans really wanted him dead for being a Karma Houdini.
  • Metroid: Other M: Adam Malkovitch. He's widely hated for his cold, sometimes careless behavior, and for imposing the now infamous authorization mechanic on to Samus/The player. The fact that he was built up as a great man when Metroid Fusion came out makes some of his behavior rather shocking to some people. But probably the biggest reason is Samus's sometimes creepy relationship with him, which has spawned entire articles going into how messed up it is. The short version is that Samus acts like he loves her like a daughter (this didn't stop people from interpreting that she liked him in a far different way), but Adam, on the other hand, is mostly indifferent (the No-Varia run is a good example) to outright cruel. The fact that Samus takes things like disabling all of her weapons or getting shot and nearly killed by Adam like it was nothing made things quite worse.
    • There's also the fact that this account basically erases the significance of the Chozo in her life, positioning him as the first father figure she ever had, rather than an entire race that raised her from early childhood, taught her everything she knows, and invented most of the technology she uses. Sure, that makes sense.
    • It doesn't help that the game is clearly much more enamored with Adam than the player. Samus repeatedly calls him her closest friend and confidante against all evidence to the contrary, he's claimed to be a tactical genius despite regularly making terrible decisions, the game ends with him being Easily Forgiven and Samus deciding she's wrong about him having any flaws at all, and the postgame level focuses on Samus risking her life and battling Phantoon in the name of retrieving his helmet.
  • Neverwinter Nights 2:
    • Several characters that could be hated, but generally Qara is often cited as the most hated. She's a pyromaniac sorceress who has a severely overinflated sense of importance due to the fact she can spontaneously cast spells and refuses to study anything or refuse to take responsibility for her actions (believing she had a right to set fire to a stable because someone verbally mocked her). Any attempt to reign in her Pyromania or her tendency to want to do the most destructive action possible only nets negative influence. There's VERY little attempts for the player to get her off the high horse and mature. It also doesn't help she has a rivalry with the much more popular Sand who she belittles needlessly because he's a Wizard. It also also doesn't help that Qara's pyrotechnics have a nasty habit of destroying loot-containing chests, which in this game wrecks the better items inside.
    • In close competition with Qara is Grobnar, the resident Spoony Bard. Who is also a gnome. Many players would love to tell him to get stuffed when he announces his intention to join the party... but when anybody wants to join your party in NWN2, Thou Must Accept Them. The only thing keeping him (slightly) above Qara is the fact he's occasionally funny.
  • Nintendo Land has Monita. Her tutorial speeches are several minutes long, and boring. They've been known to put some gamers to sleep.
  • Jasper Batt Jr. from No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is immensely hated by fans due to his annoying voice, ridiculous fashion sense, the fact that he lets his henchmen doing all of the killing for him, and for being a Final Boss that goes from easy, to That One Boss. It's easily arguable that this was the point, since part way through, Henry says its just too ridiculous and leaves Travis to finish the fight alone.
  • Manpuku from Ōkamiden is the only partner in the game who receives any degree of hate, and they hate him hard. Being the final partner in the game, you'd think he'd have something that would actually be comparable to Kurow's flight, but all he does is serve as a source of fire, whereas there could've simply been conveniently-placed torches instead. People are also annoyed by how unchanged his character is by the end of his arc; the reason why he got dragged into the story is simply because he ate too much, and you'd think that by the end of the story he'd stop, but no, you're greeted by a scene of him gorging himself during the ending. Just look at any fanart of Chibiterasu and his partners, they leave Manpuku out of them most of the time, they hate him that much.
  • Rowland from The Orion Conspiracy. He has an annoying, little-kid-like voice. He is also fat, and admits to being a Basement-Dweller (did you hear Unfortunate Implications?). He is selfish, lazy, whiny, and none of the other characters in the game seem to like him very much. In fact, his supervisor has to constantly push him into working on stuff. He does not care about top secret stuff, and he only cares about eating chocolate. He has to be bribed with a blueberry pie before he tells Devlin anything. He is also a hypochondriac. The final blow comes when he happens to overhear Devlin and Meyer's conversation about damage to the engines. He reveals himself to be a Dirty Coward who essentially says Screw This, I'm Outta Here! and takes off in a ship leaving everyone else behind. Guess what? Devlin has to go to the laser cannon and shoot to kill Rowland. Take That, Scrappy!! A conversation between Devlin and Meyer reveals that Meyer would have happily shot down Rowland, and that if Rowland had not been shot down, the alien cocoons in the ship would have hatched and killed him anyway. Rowland was obviously a dead man the minute he got into that ship and took off. His death could be considered Alas, Poor Scrappy.
  • MADAGASCAR in the Pandemic games for being very hard to infect. It's a country with only one way in (sea ports), and they're very fast to close the ports as soon as your plague becomes apparent anywhere in the world - which makes the game unwinnable, since the goal is to infect every country in the world.
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 has the shop NPCs in charge of grinding gear and making them stronger. The higher you grind an item, the greater the chance of potential failure and loss of grinds (especially in rare weapons). Each NPC is hated for their own reasons: Dudu, who works on odd-numbered blocks, has a condescending personality and seniority, being hated by players since day one (enough that a room item was released in the form of a punching bag bearing his visage); while Monica, who works on even-numbered blocks, is a Moe Cute Clumsy Girl Shrinking Violet who cries every time she fails a grind. There are some that actually hate Monica more than Dudu, who has become more of a character one loves to hate, as opposed to the seething loathing Monica receives.
  • Plague Inc. has a few hard-to-infect countries, but the most notorious is Greenland. With only one single port in or out, and with so few ships going there, if it closes before your plague hits their shores, the game is rendered unwinnable. And even if you do get there, you have to evolve Cold Resistance to maximum, or any infected populace will quickly heal.
  • Kinta Kokuin of the Power Instinct series. It's not hard to see why he's considered among the worst fighting game characters ever, considering he's not only an Ethnic Scrappy—he's a Japanese sumo wrestler who doesn't wear underwear, for no other apparent reason to be gross—but an underaged one. So essentially, you get to see a kid display candid portions of his anatomy during the fight. It's disgusting.
    • Oume and Otane Goketsuji have also started to wear out on some of the fans. Either one or both of them have been in every Power Instinct game, while some of the fan favorites never appear again. The fact that they're usually really good in most of the games doesn't help at all.
  • Until Insomniac Games saved him in the sequels by toning down his attitude, Ratchet of Ratchet & Clank was this to many reviewers, who claimed that only Clank's presence in the game kept them putting up with Ratchet's Jerkass tendencies; some even said that the sequels should have focused solely on Clank, leaving the poor Lombax out entirely.
    • In terms of Mooks, the most hated enemy in the franchise is the Y.E.T.I. from Going Commando because they're too overpowered. Not only is each of them a Lightning Bruiser but the Y.E.T.I.s will relentlessly chase after you when you get near. There are burrows where around 5 Y.E.T.I.s spawn, one after the other, let alone how their spawn points are so close to each other. The enemy is so dangerous that even the most powerful weapons have trouble taking these things down before running out of ammo.
  • Rayman: Globox is hated by the majority of the fanbase due to being a big coward, and a total idiot. He appears to have been Rescued from the Scrappy Heap in later games: Although he still wasn't very liked in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, they did play his stupidity for laughs and you could also punch him and get a reaction when he got annoying, but in Rayman Origins, he was officially Rescued From the Scrappy Heap, being one of the popular characters to play as.
    • Before that could happen, though, we got the Rabbids. Being Annoying one-joke characters was already bad enough, but thanks to their alleged appeal, a planned platformer was retooled into a collection of shallow minigames, against creator Michael Ancel's wishes. Instead of setting this to rights by making another platformer, they soon put Rayman himself on a bus to focus entirely on Rabbids games until Rayman Origins. And they still get games since then.
  • Resident Evil:
    • Resident Evil 4 has Ashley Graham, the President's hapless daughter and unfortunate kidnapee. She's defenseless, whiny, and in constant need of rescue. Not to mention her constant cries of, "Heeelp! Leooon!" began to grate on many gamers' nerves.
    • Sherry Birkin from Resident Evil 2, for the same reasons as Ashley. In fact, before RE 6 debunked it, a theory was floated around that Sherry and Ashley were the same person based on nothing more than being blonde haired teenage girls who were The Load.
    • Sheva Alomar, Chris' partner in Resident Evil 5 - not so much for her personality (which is pretty threadbare), but rather because fans were pissed that she killed Wesker alongside Chris, something that fans felt that Jill Valentine, Chris' longtime partner, should've done. She gets an even greater dose of this trope amongst those who primarily play the game single-player, due to recurring annoyances in the way her AI works. IGN's Jesse Schedeen even called her a "walking bag of useless", and "just dumb as a rock when it comes to fighting zombies"
      Yahtzee: One time I was low on health - but not too low - and was about to use a small herb to keep myself going when I saw my partner coming towards me brandishing a valuable large herb. And when you're running away from your support character with more desperate terror than you feel for any of the actual monsters, something has definitely gone wrong somewhere. My advice is to get someone to play co-op with you any way you can. If you live alone, kidnap a hobo or train your dog extremely well. Anything.
    • Rebecca Chambers, The Medic, is hated similarly to how Ashley is. To rub more salt into the wound, the series' creator has gone public and admitted Rebecca was his least favorite character and admitted that he initially didn't intend to include her in the game, although the staff insisted on creating her. Since the Remake and Resident Evil 0 however, her annoying personality was removed and her apperance was updated, giving a better impression on the fans.
    • Helena Harper of Resident Evil 6 is the least popular of the six protagonists, mostly because she's not only as boring personality-wise as Sheva, but is arrogant at times and very short tempered.
  • Despite being an important part of the history of Nintendo and video gaming in general, Nintendo's R.O.B. has not aged particularly well, being rather slow and noisy, difficult to set up and only working with two games. ScrewAttack called R.O.B. the fifth-worst video game peripheral ever.
  • Rune Factory :
    • The main bachelorettes of the franchise receive a lot of heat for the way that the game favors them and tries to nudge you in their direction. Mist is much more regularly involved in the plot, images of Kyle and Mana hanging out hog the mass majority of Rune Factory 2's first OP, the second OP of Rune Factory 3 shows Micah running up to Shara in her wedding dress and twirling around with her while holding hands regardless of who you actually married, they get flirty dialogue very early, etc.
    • A bit of clarification on Shara, the heroine of Rune Factory 3: despise being a legitimate sweet girl, helping whenever she can, being the official sunny smiles of the town of Sharance... Once married, she sours up something horrible! She develops a bit of an attitude, all her lines displays hints of jealously... It's like the Shara you knew before marriage was faking who she was for the express purpose of making the player hers and nobody else's. For this reason, many many players deliberately avoid marrying her, if anything to keep her personality.
      • Kuruna, from the same game. Guess that they needed someone to play the role of the JRPG elf and yell about how Humans Are the Real Monsters since the actual elves are too busy living amongst the humans and being amiable. Her racist attitude combined with fact that she resides in an out-of-the-way location makes her one of the least popular marriage candidates in the game and easily the most hated.
  • The Sawmill Operator from RuneScape; Fan Nicknames include "Thief," "That Bastard," and "the Richest Man in RuneScape."
  • Saints Row:
    • Shaundi fell into this role by the third game, having changed from snarky cheerful stoner chick into a super serious, ultra-violent loudmouth only occupied with taking revenge, to the point where the Boss seems reasonable. The fourth game rescued her by explaining that a combination of new responsibilities and stress from being a Reality TV star, Survivor's Guilt from Johnny's supposed death and self-hatred over being known as The Load lead to this drastic transformation and she gradually becomes less bitchy.
    • Also from Saints Row the Third, the former wrestler Angel De La Muerte is widely hated by the fanbase. First he deems the player character too weak to take on his former tag team partner Killbane and his gang of armed luchadores, ignoring that said character already wiped out 6 similar strong gangs and a paramilitary security force in previous games in addition the many list of impressive feats, not to forget regularly taking on an entire police force. Second, he makes a big deal out of having to "earn" his wrestling mask back instead of stealing it, only to shoot up the casino it is in and actually steal it. Third, he convinces the player character to agree on helping him to have a rematch with Killbane instead of just killing him as the player character suggest, saying humiliating him is worse than killing, only for the player character to finish the fight for him and calling him/her later saying that they have to kill Killbane. Overall, he appears as a massive cowardly hypocrite in addition to having an overinflated ego. Being voiced by Hulk Hogan of all people also likely doesn't help.
    • Killbane himself is also one of the most disliked antagonists in the series mainly for being forced into the role of the main villain despite being the most shallow and uninteresting of the bad guys.
  • The Soda Poppers from Sam and Max became hugely hated in the fanbase. In a Moment of Awesome, Telltale Games made it turn out in the second season finale that they were really evil, and that they were trying to use their Scrappy-like annoyingness to take over Hell and cause The End of the World as We Know It. And then killed them off by dumping gallons of molten lava on them in the final scene. Now that's how you please your fans!
  • Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri:
    • Sister Miriam Godwinsson. What Isabella is to Civilization IV, Miriam is essentially the game's version of Isabella. As an annoying bible-thumper with a crippling research deficiency who is incredibly warlike and inevitably ends up stepping on the toes of every other faction by complaining that they're not embracing Christian fundamentalism. Most players of Alpha Centauri tend to be immediately alienated by her fluff alone and make it a point to eradicate her some point down the line with their inevitably technical superiority.
    • Also something of a Tier-Induced Scrappy. If you play as Sister Miriam's faction in-game, your only hope of winning is attempting to conquer every other faction as quickly as possible. The longer you delay, the bigger the technology gap gets, so there's no room for anything else but pure conquering from the very start. And in hands of AI she's even worse, since AI will pick Fundamental as social choice, getting even bigger research penalty and having a reason to start all-around war with everyone.
    • She's also hated in-universe: her ideology puts her against every single faction, both by game mechanics, novelisation fluff and GURPS setting. It says something, when even Morgan, who is willing to trade even with inhuman totalitarian police state doesn't want to have anything in common with Miriam.
  • Silent Hill: While the series is full of polarising characters, only two characters seem to be all but universally hated.
    • Of all the Silent Hill characters, none attract such utter loathing as Laura from Silent Hill 2. In every one of her scenes with James she regularly insults him, goes out of her way to be unhelpful, and at one point locks him in a room filled with incredibly suggestive monsters. While entirely justified from her own side, her final scene where she rages at James at the worst possible time is the metaphorical final straw for many. Whilst Word of God is that Laura doesn't see any of the things that James does, meaning that, to him, he's being locked in a room full of monsters, but to her, she's just playing a prank on the fartface who was mean to Mary and hardly ever came to visit her on her deathbed, this is incredibly vague in-game and so the creator's comments are soundly ignored by much of the fandom. The fact that the very best of the game's Multiple Endings features James adopting Laura does not help - if anything, it incenses her sizable Hatedom.
    • Henry Townshend of Silent Hill 4 is soundly disliked, with many complaints leveled against his lackluster, emotionless dialogue, his "dull" backstorynote , and the lack of any perceived Character Development or deeper investment in the mysteries surrounding him. He is considered perhaps the worst protagonist of any Silent Hill game so far. Whilst it's a minor element, the fact he's responsible for spouting many of the game's dumber lines certainly contributes to the dislike people have of him..
  • Wren Insurance from Sim City 4 has a lot of hate, due to a programming glitch that caused it to spawn more often than it needed to in the cities. There's a mod to fix this, as well as a mod to completely remove it from the game (as well as the rest of the Maxis buildings).
  • The Yeti/"Abominable Snow Monster" in the 8-Bit Windows game SkiFree is also hated due to appearing out of nowhere and eating the player who was just minding their own business skiing down the hill, and tops it off by jumping up and down victoriously over eating the player, mocking their inability to escape him or kick his ass. He's getting like that Duck Hunt dog, only with less publicity, and everyone who played SkiFree hates this guy.
  • Danica Patrick in Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, hated because: 1) She's a real person in a Sega crossover game, 2) She's a NASCAR racer, and 3) She looks completely out-of-place.
  • Soul Series. Oh, boy. Better sit down and not waste time:
    • Tira is hugely disliked by large portions of the fanbase for several reasons. Her bad English voice, her costume (which is garish and doesn't fit into 16th Century fashion), her treatment of Pyrrha, being a Karma Houdini in V, and being a Tier-Induced Scrappy.
    • Yun-Seong, for holding tightly to an Idiot Ball for three games and being Hot-Blooded combined with what is largely seen as an annoying English voice. Seong Mi-Na's role in IV is more or less making sure that he doesn't hurt himself. However, fans looked up to him better when he's absent at V and Patroklos (see below) proved to be even worse than Yun-Seong at his worst.
    • Poor, poor Rothion. By all accounts, he's a stand-up guy and loving husband and father, a blacksmith chosen by the great big Ultimate Blacksmith in the sky as his human instrument... who's wife Sophitia just happens to be widely considered as one of the hottest women in all gaming. So... Yeah. Not so much in V now that he's dead. Yep, Namco actually did what people have wanted for years and actually killed him off. That said, they also did the same to Sophitia, so it looks like the bastard got the last laugh after all. Though the fandom then had to contend with his son Patroklos, who was considered so bad that they took back most of the nasty words they said to Rothion. See below for how.
    • Necrid from II. While his design has earned him a few fans, his move-set is a clumsily cobble-together broken mess of other character's moves that is only effective when spammed. The fact that he literally comes out of nowhere doesn't help.
    • All of the newcomers in Soul Calibur V get this treatment by the fans to some degree due to that game removing almost half the previous cast. Even ones that would be liked otherwise still attract bile just by being replacements for fan favorites.
    • Patroklos, the main character of V gets the most hate. He has a downright horrifying Establishing Character Moment where he cements himself as a full-on Jerkass, a quasi-incestuous relationship with his sister, and implausible Character Development that makes it near-impossible for most fans to recognize any growth from him. He also needs literally everything spelled out for him and is a bigot who claims to be a holy warrior. Add this to his status as a clear Designated Hero that the game practically forces players to accept and the fact that the rest of the cast, even the returning characters and newcomers are all Demoted to Extra so he can hog all the screen time, and you have yourself arguably the most universally loathed character in the Soul series (and given the above and below examples, that is saying something).
    • Xiba from V for the fact that he has no backstory and his only character traits seem to be a) he's a moron and b) he eats a lot. He was much more hated when it looked like he was a replacement for Kilik, but since Kilik appears in the game anyway, this has alleviated some of fans' previous hatred for him, but then it can be argued as to why he's in the game in the first place.
    • In a similar vein to Xiba, Natsu from V. Being a blonde European stranded and raised in Japan, she comes across as a ditzy, peppy, glittery barbie-girl Replacement Scrappy for the extremely badass fan-favourite Ice Queen Taki, who has been inexplicably been Put on a Bus. She's also appearing in Project X Zone 2, once again earning ire for those who wanted Taki in instead. However, things might look good for the future since that game may be her chance to develop herself further (when V really minimized her room for development into little to none), and seeing that a lot hated Patroklos even more, Natsu would look like a better choice to represent the game's newest cast.
    • ZWEI has become quite the Base-Breaking Character in the community and is probably the most controversial of the newcomers. Some fans like him, however common criticisms include his character design (which doesn't fit into the 16th Century setting and looks more at home in a street-punk), Namco spending so much time in interviews playing him up only for him to have almost no screentime or character development in the actual game see Patrokolos example above. Lastly, the mere fact that he is a new character that gets so much marketing at the expense of older fan favorites most of whom didn't return for this game is bound to make him controversial.
  • Zealot NPC empires in Spore. They start with a "We Distrust Strangers" negative relation bonus, ensuring they hate you from the get go. Most of their messages amount to "Pay us 5,000,000 Sporebucks or DIE UNBELIEVER!", ensuring that you'll either go bankrupt, go to war, or run yourself ragged trying to get them to like you so they stop. To top it all off, some, if not most, positive relation bonuses diminish over time, so if you're not careful, you could start back at square one. Want to make it easier on yourself and ally with them? Get ready to have to defend them every five minutes since they're more than willing to declare war on others at the drop of a hat. Woe be unto you if they attack another ally of yours, forcing you to choose who you want to defend and who you want to annoy by not helping.note 
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time:
    • Farleen, both for having an annoying voice and for mostly being a plot device who, along with her partner Tynave, gets held captive and beaten up in order to give Nel all the more reason to hate Airyglyph. At least she's just an NPC.
    • Roger is disliked for being a Bratty Half-Pint and being completely useless in battles. His only saving grace is once you're forced to choose who you want to permanently join your final party, he's usually the first and easiest choice to leave out.
    • Adray is considered by many to be an unnecessary addition to the Director's Cut/overseas versions. This is due to him being shoehorned into the plot and is forced into your party, which prevents you from recruiting all of the characters that you want. His subpar and overall awkward combat performance also earns him a lot of hate. The fact that he joins you instead of the actually-important fan favorite Clair or the similarly-liked Nel and Albel only makes things worse.note 
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope:
  • The Parrot from Starship Titanic.
  • Star Trek Online:
    • Tovan Khev, the Romulan captain's first Bridge Officer. Unlike K'Gen and Elisa Flores, his counterparts for the KDF and Federation respectively, Tovan is forced upon the player, his story about finding his missing sister takes up most of the game, you can't dismiss him afterwards and, until a later patch, couldn't even modify his looks!
    • Koren, the captain of the Klingon Cool Ship I.K.S. Bortasqu' When players got to first see her, they felt she was a pretty awesome character, seeing as she was the counterpart for the Federation's Cool Ship captain, the Andorian Va'Kel Shon (who's captain of the Enterprise-F), who players felt belonged here instead. However, her subsequent appearances changed people's tunes as it was shown that she only had two personality trats: Rage and Homicidal Rage. Not only that, her appearance in the mission "Surface Tension" made her out to be a Spoiled Brat, whining about how the Federation were cowards for not showing up to save Qo'noS from the Undine.
  • It took about 15 minutes since the midnight release of Street Fighter IV for Rufus to show up on this page. Take that for what you may. He tends to go in and out of this depending on the week - initially, fans warmed up to his goofy Fat Bastard personality and Acrofatic fighting style, but his cheapness in combat soured them right back. The fact that Capcom likes to push him (particularly in the reviled Street Fighter X Tekken, where he became Zangief's tag partner over any of the characters that Zangief is actually friendly with) just makes things worse.
    • As the The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard page puts it: "Seth Seth Seth Seth FUCKING SETH." People despise his generic design, his lazy moveset, and being cheap as all get out. Even the game's producer admits to putting Seth at the back to torture people.
    • Twelve from Street Fighter III ends up on many players' shitlists for his bland design, lack of personality, and being incredibly weak.
    • Alpha 3's Ingrid gets a ton of hatred for having a ludicrously generic, crapanese girly-girl design that has no place in a fighting game. Her story mode revolves around her claim that Bison "stole" her psycho powers; and at the end of her story mode, she permanently defeats Bison and Shadoloo, technically ending the entire metaplot. And in Street Fighter X Tekken, she was made the cause of Pandora, making fans' blood pressures reach critical mass.
  • For StreetPass Mii Plaza, there are Dark Green Miis, whose abilities are practically useless in both Find Mii and Mii Force. In Find Mii, they double your next warrior's level. It sounds nice but unless you have a bunch of level 1's and the Dark Green is in front then it's worthless. In Mii Force, Dark Green gives a bouncing ball which does bad damage unless bounced off an object, has bad attack radius, and offers no defense like Brown or White shirts do.
  • Suikoden: Krin, a petty thief who looks like a deformed troll, with annoying giggle to go with. He's only in your army for treasure-looting rather than altruistic methods, and you don't even know he's in your group (you don't even get a 'Krin joins' message), and before you get him, he tried to dupe you with drugged tea so you get caught by Lepant for stealing his sword (fails, because of experience). Then FAR later in the game, when you thought he's just an afterthought, he suddenly pushes himself to become a mandatory member for a dungeon (Moravia), ruining your plans and making the dungeon tougher. It didn't help that he lacks heart of gold.
  • Suikoden II: Jess. He's a Non-Action Guy bordering on fanatical Knight Templar loyalty to Muse and accuses you for the murder of Annabelle when in actuality Jowy killed her, and goes so far to claim you're a Highland Spy, and causes Nanami to ask to run away, possibly leading to a Non-Standard Game Over and the death of Ridley. Take note: This is after you beat the crap out of Luca Blight and does a huge favor for the States. He does apologize and becomes a good sub-unit for war, but people still hates his guts back in the days.
  • Super Robot Wars:
    • Lee Linjun, The Neidermeyer captain of the Shirogane, is a stuck-up Jerkass perfectionist who has very little concern on his subordinates and always look down on Tetsuya Onodera, always giving him his frustrations while in practice, his high and mighty attitude always lead to disaster; and then, he got caught by stupidity, then turns traitor. Right after that, he crosses the Moral Event Horizon by killing Daitetsu Minase. From that point on, it doesn't matter if he had a sad past of losing his wife, all of his negativities eclipsed all of them, and there was much rejoicing when he met his end by charging like an idiot towards Tetsuya... who's commanding the battleship Kurogane...with a drill on its bow.
      • Much to everyone's surprise, Lee survived all those (the remake made it that he retreated after all) and returned in Second Original Generation, still acting like a pompous ass and sided with Arteil Stenbuck/Euzzeth Gozzo, but... that game sheds the possibility of him getting Rescued from the Scrappy Heap when in the end, he admitted how pathetic he has become and rammed his ship in a suicide attack against Euzzeth, freeing Ing Egret from Euzzeth's grip and eventually letting the good guys win against Euzzeth. While some would point out that Lee still acted out of pride rather than admitting his mistakes, him actually helping the good guys after a long record of being The Load kind of gave him a better light and response.
    • Wilhelm von Juergen, the "supposed" Big Bad of the OVA and makes an appearance later in the games. When you look at him, things seems normal: a candidate Anti-Villain, perhaps, and he only got over the top for overreacting on the loss of his family against the Aerogaters, with intentions in re-building the ODE System clearly justified. But in process of that, he manages to be a unrepentant massive Big Bad Wannabe, who caught Lamia Loveless only by luck, and when she made it clear that her mind cannot be overridden that easily with the ODE System's programming, he crosses the Moral Event Horizon by shooting her while she's battered, defenseless and naked, making it look like she gets Killed Off for Real and suffered a huge case of Chickification. Fortunately, this is just a teaser to Original Generation Gaiden, which is thankfully rectified in this Gaiden Game sequel, as she turns up Not Quite Dead and Juergen's killed immediately afterwards by Duminuss for outliving his "usefulness". Yet despite that, all his sympathy points are shot to hell, and players look at him with A LOT of contempt. However, it's less than likely you'll find those who are vocal in their hatred towards Juergen when compared to Lee's, because every one of Juergen's appearance is in a No Export for You format (the very small number of western players that DO know about him, they just can't find it in themselves to like him in any way). It also doesn't help that the Bartolls, which use the ODE System, are massive Goddamned Bats in Original Generation Gaiden.
      • Juergen might be getting out of this because he gets even more obscure for people to care about, and Second Original Generation reveals that there's someone worse in terms of in-story personality (though expected): Kaoru Tomine, who used his ODE data along with other systems' data to create even more dangerous things consciously (when at least Juergen was too driven by grief) and when he died, he had a Villainous Breakdown stating that he's supposed to be on higher levels compared to other scientists, including Juergen. Kaoru himself isn't a Scrappy, but he kinda helped vindicating Juergen's status storywise.
    • It's uncommon to find an SRW protagonist for players to dislike, but it's even rarer to have a protagonist become outright despised. Enter Mist Rex of Super Robot Wars K. Where to start? He's an idiot that can't read the mood: when everyone is surprised at the Overdevil disappearing, he just goes "Man, that was a tough enemy, huh?" for no reason. He speaks of things like the slavery back on his home planet nonchalantly, even if it involves friends of his. His recklessness forces him to attack stronger villains without thinking twice about it...repeatedly. Worse, he's in a Love Triangle with two other heroines that aren't all that interesting either, but manages to overtake a decent chunk of the plot, including pushing aside the better Love Triangle from Shinkon Gattai Godannar!!. To cap it off, his Humongous Mecha is ugly as hell and when combined with the robot of his chosen girl, it becomes even uglier, if that's possible. In Mist's defense, the previous Nintendo DS SRW, Super Robot Wars W, had some of the most popular and beloved originals, so he suffers a bit from Tough Act to Follow, but even with that aside, Rex is just bland and uninspired, to the point where fans want him to NOT appear in Original Generation, or if he even appears, the first thing to do is have his personality fixed, through rewriting or some heroes calling out his bullshit (and judging by the record of how the OG Saga do variations nearing Fix Fic, it's highly possible, if Mist is in at all). The hatedom surrounding Mist has since elevated him into Memetic Mutation: occasionally when there's a new SRW announced, Trolls start picking up his scrappiness and photoshop Mist into said game, just to annoy people.
    • Although as of late, the Meme is kind of dying, but even then, unlike Lee and Juergen, Mist hasn't seen the chance of being redeemed in the eyes of the fans, unless he's confirmed to get into the OG series, reboot or not, and gets a rounded personality fix.
  • A newcomer of Tekken 7, Lucky Chloe, has turned out to be this. Many people despises her for her high pitched voice, Gratuitous English, her character design, being a Japanese idol with Cat Girl motif, meaning that she totally and deliberately caters to the Moe crowd, and even her moveset.
  • Terranigma:
    • Perel, the annoying stereotypical black 90s skateboarding kid, who for some reason gets to be one of Ark's closest allies on the surface world.
    • Meilin also annoys quite a few players, and she gets even more screentime.
  • Terraria:
    • The NPC known as "Guide" who appears in every world upon creation, runs around and will move into any house you build. He's supposed to give tips to new players, but there's no way to get rid of him; even if he dies, he respawns within a minute. But the worst of all is that he often opens your house's front doors during night when there's zombies outside, so it makes them able to enter your house and kill you. Even the creators themselves find him incredibly annoying: they walled him in and trapped him in their Let's Play (which doesn't help anyway because he can teleport). Redigit even added an item called the Guide Voodoo Doll, which summons The Wall of Flesh if thrown into the lava pits of the Underworld.
      • Since 1.0.5, he has become much more useful as he can show you everything you can craft with an item if you show it to him. Crafting is no longer a guessing game, and it certainly makes the world a whole lot kinder to new players who try to experience the game without immediately resorting to a wiki.
      • Lampshaded in the Steam card for him. "He thought it would be funny to open your door and let zombies in, you thought it would be fun to feed his soul to the lord of eternal nightmares."
    • As of 1.2.4, The Guide's Scrappy-ness is quickly being eclipsed by The Angler, who is the only child character in the game...which is a title he tarnishes by being an utterly infuriating Spoiled Brat. He's bossy and demanding, he treats your character like dirt, and is constantly pulling "pranks" on the other residents, such as putting undead fish into their furniture and piranha teeth into chairs. And you can only do one of his fishing quests per day, which is especially aggravating when you're trying to get the rarer rewards which have an already infuriatingly low drop rate. Even worse for those who want to give him the same treatment as The Guide, Improbable Infant Survival is in full effect, even lampshaded somewhat. If his HP is ever reduced to 0, he simply poofs away in a puff of smoke, with the chat log "<Name> Has left." This being in a game that contains voodoo magic, bloodthirsty organs, and hell itself.
  • Zip and Alister from Tomb Raider: Legend gained this status among a large portion of the fanbase, and many others for that matter, very soon after the game's release with their constant non-optional, hint-giving, atmosphere-breaking waffling.
    • Natla in the Crystal Dynamics games - she appears more than once as the main villain, and simply won't die no matter what you do to her (even after seemingly being obliterated). This goes so far as having its own scrappy song.
  • Tony Hawk Underground gives us Eric Sparrow. He's supposed to be your best friend, but he ends up being a complete Jerkass and wanna-be Smug Snake as he does everything in his power to sabotage the player's rise to fame. His lowest point is editing the group footage to keep out your spectacular helicopter jump and prompting you to challenge him in one last race, which easily reaches That One Level difficulty. Punching his lights out in the game's alternate ending is extremely satisfying.
  • If you played Disney's MMORPG Toontown Online a lot and hanged out at the forums, chances are you'll often hear players lamenting about a particular NPC called Lil Old Man. More than often players doing his tasks (and even those who have moved on to the unlocked playground) will wish him death. Surviving the tasks he gives is basically a rite of passage to the final playground, but those tasks tend to be impossible to do solo and are practically time consuming.
  • The Total War series.
    • Both Medieval: Total War and Medieval II: Total War put you in the unenviable position of having to deal with The Pope. The annoying bloody idiot who will Excommunicate you for not suing for peace with your enemies when they started the war, and are currently besieging your settlements. Even worse is when your political maneuvering put the ungrateful git in the position to excommunicate you in the first place.
  • Angie is the pariah of the Trauma Center community because of her self-righteous attitude, constant criticizing of Derek (though he does admittedly deserve it sometimes) and the fact that she almost never calls Derek by his first name despite being his partner and supposed love interest.
    • Many fans found it extremely hard to forgive Angie for telling Linda Reid, a depressed, suicidal, teenage patient, that "she should just die".
    • People were even more furious at Angie for blaming Derek for Emilio's death by saying that he became arrogant and negligent by relying on his Healing Touch. This is in spite of the fact that Derek had three patients infected with GUILT to go through before he could even get to Emilio. This consequently leads Derek into a depressive spiral that makes him lose his Healing Touch for a whole chapter! Worst of all, Angie is almost never called out for her incessantly bitchy behavior or the fact that she more often than not makes things much worse.
  • In the MMORPG Trickster Online, we have the implacable trio of Genius Cochma, Frog Shaman, and Lethos. Each of the three asks for items that are hard to obtain to begin with, in five sets of five... sometimes going so far as to ask for four different collections of items. Lethos isn't as bad as the other two (usually), and Cochma at least is the warmup NPC for a given region. Still, say "Frog Shaman" to anyone and they're most likely to complain about the latest version of his 20 Bear Asses quest.
  • While almost all of Undertale's many unique characters are well-liked (except Jerry, who's meant to be hated) So Sorry, who is one of the game's Bonus Bosses, falls into this. Like Muffet, he was included as a backer's Kickstarter reward, but he has received significant hate for quite a few reasonsnote . Nearly any YouTube video of the fight with him is an explosion of disdain that leads to flame wars, and has noticeably more dislikes than other Undertale videos. Even players that don't care about his character find him to be a Goddamned Boss with frustrating attack patterns and difficulty in being spared/killed. The vitriol has even spread to the point where the backer has been harassed, requiring Toby himself to make a tweet asking them to stop.
  • Valdis Story: Abyssal City: Sezzi, the leader of Ishk, sends you into one of the game's most notorious That One Levels in the name of retrieving his hammer. Once you've done this and (apparently) gained his trust, he tells you that he had all the divine keys destroyed when the enemy showed up. He then asks you to storm two separate enemy bases and kill the generals inside, which is about as hard as it sounds, so that he can get the materials to forge a new key. Upon doing this, he pulls a divine key out of his pocket, meaning that the past couple hours of gameplay were entirely pointless. If you're playing as Wyatt, add the fact that he knows Wyatt's father and still gave him the runaround, and if you're playing as Reina or Gilda, add blatant misogyny coupled with a "Just Joking" Justification. All three of these characters echo the player's frustration by giving him a death threat, which you sadly never get to follow up on.
  • Valkyria Chronicles: Cezary, a Darcsen-hating Jerkass of a sniper who always seems to look out for himself only, and got quite a few Kick the Dog moments in the manga. It doesn't help that he's considered a low-tier sniper, especially compared to people like Oscar, Catherine or Marina.
  • Valkyria Chronicles III:
    • Oh, Imca... even if she has a very genuine reason to have angst, you would sometimes wishes that she keeps her priorities straight and steer clear from being a Wangst-ball. It gets worse. Due to PTSD, simply seeing a Valkyria triggers murderous reaction from her, and one of your party member (guess which one!) is a Valkyria. When she finally gets over it, she just have to rush into Ghirlandaio to kill the Valkyria that actually did her wrong, powerlevel difference be damned. Which results in a ridiculously difficult rescue mission. She's either the poorest kitten that needs a hug, or a big ball of issues that hurts the team more often than not.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War : Soulstorm has Indrick Boreale, the Space Marine commander. Why is he a scrappy? Oh, he only gave the stupidest, most Narm-ridden Rousing Speech ever. Watch here. He was so much derp and fail that the sequel, Dawn of War II has a Take That! against him. However, the fact that said speech turned him into a Fountain of Memes has caused the more jokey portions of the fanbase to accept him with open arms.
    • Another example: Autarch Kayleth from Dawn of War II: Retribution, the main protagonist of the Eldar campaign. An arrogant bitch who's continuous mouthfuls of condescending snark caused many players to cry "Screw You, Eldar!" The other Eldar characters, Ronahn and Veldoran were much more well-received, and Kayleth gets very slightly better after a Break the Haughty moment via Azariah Kyras.
    • The Chaos character for Winter Assault, Crull, wasn't exactly well-liked either, since he was kind of low on personality next to all the others. Bale had an odd-couple relationship with Sindri and sounded like Dinobot, Eliphas was devious, talented, and surprisingly intimidating, Carron was so narmy and bad at his job that it was almost impossible to hate him, and Araghast was downright psychotic. Crull, by comparison, was just kind of the standard Khornate Chaos Lord, and didn't really do much but shout "BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD" and get killed by Gorgutz.
  • There may be quite a few people who'd like to shoot the host of Wii Party because of his voice and ugly looks.
  • Todd "Maniac" Marshall from the various Wing Commander games. He's the lowest-ranked pilot in the squad, but always likes to brag about how he's hot stuff. You're not supposed to shoot down your wingmen, but we doubt the COs would mind if someone "accidentally" fired a few "warning shots" in Maniac's direction just to get him to shut up. In the first mission you fly with him in the original game, during the mission briefing, Col. Halcyon gives specific permission to the player character to blow Maniac out of space if he causes any trouble, and advises the PC to use guns to do it, and save missiles for important targets (The look on Maniac's face at this part is priceless).
    • Despite the fact that he was unbelievably obnoxious, almost universally hated by fans, and even the other characters almost universally loathed him, Origin either hates players, or never quite got the message, as he manages to survive all the way until the last game. And it's not that they don't kill off major characters - it's an Anyone Can Die series, where significant and beloved characters die frequently, often in particularly meaningless ways.
    • His status as a Scrappy is softened somewhat in the third game, as the actor playing Maniac is none other than Biff freakin' Tannen himself, Thomas F. Wilson. Still, in a game where you can take damage from friendly fire, Maniac was the one most likely to do it, usually at the worst possible time in a dogfight.
    • Reversed in Prophecy. After a certain and rather ironic turn of events, Maniac becomes an extremely hammy Boisterous Bruiser and one of the Midway's elite circle of pilots (led by the player). He survives, while Christopher Blair aka Maverick aka YOU from the preceding games who was worshiped by the Kilrathi doesn't!

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