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YMMV / Destiny's Child

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  • Bizarro Episode: Independent Woman Part 2, which at least one critic described as being produced by MF DOOM.
  • Ear Worm: "Say My Name," "Bootylicious," "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Survivor"...
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: To more than a few people, after the Destiny's Child reunion at the Super Bowl, Kelly became one. Quite a few said, "Beyonce was going to do well, that was expected, but damn, Kelly was awesome." It was also Kelly who was the first to get a US number one single on her own.
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  • Face of the Band: The whole group is usually remembered as what launched Beyoncé. She was probably already the face of the band during their heyday but not nearly to the same extent as she is today. (To be fair, her dad was the band's manager and was allegedly a major example of Stage Dad. Her mother was also the band's clothing designer, so really, it kind of explains a lot about her becoming the Face if her parents were also managing major aspects of the band.)
  • Growing the Beard: "Say My Name" is regarded as Destiny's Child settling into their groove and finding their sound.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Bills, Bills, Bills" being the group's breakthrough hit, considering Latoya and Letiva would get fired due to disputes over money.
  • Memetic Loser: Michelle is often touted as the Lesser Star due to her lack of mainstream solo success compared to Kelly and Beyonce. This ignores that she's had lots of success as a gospel singer and on the stage.
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  • More Popular Replacement: Many people prefer Michelle over her predecessors Latoya and Lativa.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Averted. Michelle is more remembered than her predecessors Latoya and Lativa. Michelle did however say she felt like she was constantly comparing herself to the previous two.
  • Sampled Up: The guitar backing of Stevie Nicks's "Edge of Seventeen" taken for Bootylicious.
  • Signature Song: "Survivor", "Bootylicious", "Say My Name".
  • Testosterone Brigade: Considering how Beyonce became a sex symbol, it's safe to say that the girls attracted plenty of male fans.
  • Theiss Titillation Theory: That sort-of top that Beyoncé wore in the video for "Soldier" looked like a Wardrobe Malfunction waiting to happen.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: A girl group made up of 3 women, The music video for Nasty Girl about 3 Nasty girls, Now who would be more perfect to play those girls.
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  • Wild Mass Guessing: Aside from Beyonce's obviously successful solo career as well as the other girls' solo careers, there was also some speculation that the real reason the group broke up was to avoid continue paying royalties to her father since he still owned the group's name as well as distance themselves from his growing financial and personal problems that lead to him to divorcing his wife as well as estrangement from his daughters.
  • The Woobie: Michelle has a tendency of being seen as this. Not helping is the fact that she struggled with depression even before she joined the group. It also helps that she's well aware of the fact that out of the members of the group, she's a lot of people's least favorite.
    • Latavia Roberson can be seen as this too. As she revealed that she was molested as a child, and struggled with addiction after leaving The Group to cope with being dismissed from Destiny's Child and the trauma of the molestations.


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