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AnotherDuck No, the other one. from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
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Jan 23rd 2019 at 1:45:50 PM

Stryker is the most plausible. However, how is he shilled by other characters? How does he have an unreasonable amount of focus?

Scorpion, yeah, no. It's funny how it tries to claim he was met with "almost universal scorn", but later goes on to describe that he's both got fans and that even haters think other characters are worse.

Bo' Rai Cho doesn't sound hated enough even for Base-Breaking Character. He might be, but the example doesn't provide a sufficient argument for that.

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Mar 1st 2019 at 10:00:06 PM

This was on Pearls Before Swine: Rat has a few shades of this. Though to be sure, Rat is..."liked", and to note, Pastis has stated that Rat is his evil alter-ego and he often lets Rat say things he wishes he could. So, a possibly Justified version.

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Mar 2nd 2019 at 12:51:17 AM

[up] Wording like "a few shades of this" implies that it is at best a weak example. The example even mentions that Rat is liked, albeit in a Love to Hate fashion. Cut.

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Mar 3rd 2019 at 2:01:58 PM

Found this on * Outnumbered while Woobie Cleaning: Karen definitely comes across this way. Sorry, she can be horrible to anyone and everyone, and nearly everytime she is shown to be "right".

Woobie Slayer
Mar 3rd 2019 at 7:16:03 PM

[up] "Comes across this way" are Weasel Words and gives no indication of how she falls under the Character Focus requirement. Cut.

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Apr 17th 2019 at 2:00:03 PM

Scrolling through edit reasons led to me finding this on YMMV.Norm Of The North:

  • Creator's Pet: In the sequel, the Lemmings become this thanks to a scene near the beginning where Norm tells them they can't come to New York this time only for them to launch themselves onto the ship anyway. As the Lemmings themselves have had none of the issues that made them scrappies have been fixed, it feels like their re-inclusion was a deliberate middle finger to the characters' hatedom.

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May 2nd 2019 at 1:35:40 PM

CreatorsPet.Comic Books has some non-examples of characters that weren't hated by the fans (Monica Rambeau), characters who can be this but aren't all the time (Doctor Doom), and characters who don't seem to fit all 4 criteria (Barry Allen). A couple other examples also seem to be written as new material was released (The Sentry, Carlie Cooper) or turn into creator-bashing.

Edited by lalalei2001 on May 2nd 2019 at 1:44:04 AM

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Jul 28th 2019 at 8:39:48 AM

Deleted this from YMMV.Shokugeki No Soma:

  • Creator's Pet: Erina Nakiri. At the start of the story, she is the über talented scion of the wealthy Nakiri family and the School Idol (despite her obvious lack of social skill). Most of Erina batchmates were handpicked by her grandfather to serve as stepping stones for her. Throughout the story, she never faces even a single loss (whereas chefs like Eishi, Joichiro and even Asahi suffer losses). On the other hand, she curb stomps many of her seniors in the matches, even though they are supposed to outrank her in ability. Then Erina is promoted to being the Dean of the institute. In the final BLUE arc, despite her lack of confidence in her abilities in the final match, it is Erina who wins the championship.

Erina is one of the most popular characters (she's a Base-Breaking Character at worst) so she isn't The Scrappy.

Edited by Zuxtron on Jul 28th 2019 at 9:44:48 AM

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