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Bringing up this examples from Fresh Meat:
That reads like complaining and doesn't explain why it actually fits the trope. Cut as written.
I removed this entry from YMMV.Komi San Wa Komyushou Desu. The example admits she's not an example, since she's still well-liked. Clear misuse.
Found these on B-Fighter Kabuto and Bartok the Magnificient Respectively
Creator's Pet: Kabuto himself. The other characters are far more interesting and played by much better actors, yet Kabuto and his annoying voice hog the spotlight. Not only that but Kabuto manages to kill almost all of the villains himselfnote . Sheesh.
Hilarious in Hindsight: Read Creator's Pet entry and try to not feel like you're reading about Kamen Rider Kabuto.
Creator's Pet: The entire reason that Bartok, a minor comic relief character in Anastasia, got his own movie was because then head of Fox Chris Melindantri wanted to wring out as much as he could from the positive responses he got.
Both are eponymous main characters.
First one, name character, clear misuse.
Second one, in the original the character was liked, so clearly not an example, and in the spin-off, main character, so also not an example.
Edited by AnotherDuck on Jul 5th 2018 at 5:18:48 PM
So, Ascended Extras don't qualify?
That's a tricky trope. They could fit. Depends on the example. If they ascended because the creator likes them then maybe, if it's against the wishes of the audience. If it's because they turned out to be popular, no.
Can this trope be used to describe a ship?
I removed an entry on this page, for the simple reason of a ship not really being a character, but the troper who put it up put it back, defending the entry because it concerned two characters.
Also, one of the two characters is already listed, so I think it is kinda redundant.
You mean as in a vessel, not a relationship? Oh, you do mean a 'ship. Yeah, that is absolute misuse, and sounds like disgruntled fans complaining.
Edited by Fighteer on Jul 18th 2018 at 5:30:06 AM
The trope is about the character itself, not about plots related to the character (but they can certainly contribute, just not be the target of the trope).
If a new main character was a Replacement Scrappy: is he still elligible for this trope?
Also, I've got a suggestion for you people, a "Never Again" list, which can be used for characters who fail or succeed in the individual criteria for the creator's pet trope, namely when other people on this site are getting sick of it.
Edited by MasterJoseph on Aug 16th 2018 at 11:50:41 AM
Replacement Scrappy is not mutually exclusive with Creator's Pet. If anything the former is an indicator that one of the requirements for the latter is true.
A Replacement Scrappy main character can't be a Creator's Pet for the same reason any other main character can't be.
Bringing up this example from Web Warriors:
There's no mention of her being hated by fans as a result of this. That's just Creator's Favorite.
Someone added this to Darkstalkers: In stark contrast to Jon Talbain (see Americans Hate Tingle example above), Capcom seemed pretty darn determined to get Anakaris over with the fans, even shoehorning him into the crossover games. Unfortunately, nobody seems to really care about him due to other characters such as Jedah and Morrigan being way more popular, so he has since faded back into relative obscurity.
Not caring about a character is not the same as hating him. I didn't play much Darkstalkers, but I don't remember Anakaris being talked up by others character either. So that's two criteria failed.
From YMMV.My Hero Academia:
He definitely fits The Scrappy bill, and he is loved by the creator, but he is not excessively focused (he's had very few big moments, and is mostly used for comic relief) and is most definitely not shilled (most of his classmates find him annoying, and he always gets what's coming to him when he acts perverted). Finally, Creator's Pet is an Audience Reaction, and therefore Not a Trope, so it can't be Played With.
Found this on YMMV Big Brother.
The editors pick their favourites from the players and decide to show them off to the audience. The problem is; they assume we'll like them too, or at least we'll Love to Hate them. Given that producers in every version have the power to slant the show and make Manipulative Editing work in their favor, their favorites become even more obvious, and sometimes even though we loved them, we begin to hate them due to overexposure.
Out of all of these, I'd say Paul, Charley, and Jessie count, the others could probably be cut. Especially Tyler as the season was not fixed for him, and while he is in the final three, he was nearly voted out so yeah. Plus Tyler is popular with the fans with the majority hoping he'll win. So I'd say cut him if anyone.
Edited by Klavice on Sep 21st 2018 at 11:40:41 AM
How many of those are shilled by the other "characters"?
Amanda is hated by the cast aside from her then Showmance.
The others for the most part are liked by the cast but only a few take up screentime and have challenges rigged for them. Derrick and Frankie come to mind. The others that I didn't mention are treated more like ordinary competitors. For one thing everyone thinks Tyler (who people say is a Paul Expy) is easily manipulated and dim so he's not really shilled, plus there were plenty of people who wanted him out.
If they're not shilled, as in the others talk them up about how great they are, they don't qualify. Just liking them isn't enough.
In that case, the only real keepers are Derrick and Rachel Reilly, since nobody else is shilled that much.
Cutting this example from The Prince of Tennis for being a main character: Echizen, but only in the manga since he's quite more sympathetic in the anime and the musicals.
Cut this from ElfQuest for not providing context: Teir and Jethel.
Found this on Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life:
Edited by MasterJoseph on Nov 5th 2018 at 2:46:32 AM
Bringing up these examples from Sonic the Hedgehog:
One of the latter two has a larger entry at CreatorsPet.Video Games:
Remove the Shadow example since he isn't a scrappy. Remove the Deadly Six and Zavok examples since they lack the Character Shilling requirement.
From YMMV.Mortal Kombat:
I removed the Scorpion example since he is far from The Scrappy, being one of the most iconic and popular characters in the whole franchise. I think that Bo'Rai Cho should also be removed since his entry reads more like a Base-Breaking Character than a Scrappy. I hear that Stryker WAS pretty widely hated by fans and loved by the creators, so he might be worth keeping.
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