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The guy on the plane is a two scene wonder, and while he may not be one of the most well known character on the show, for a character who only appears in two scenes, he's pretty well liked.
How is this for an entry? I'll add it to the YMMV if it's sufficient.
I also found examples for this trope I was not sure about, but I did not cut them.
Edited by SkyCat32 on Sep 24th 2019 at 9:23:16 AM
Maybe ~War Jay 77 can help me with this.
Hmm...Well, anyone considered a base-breaking character is definitely not in. I think the plane passenger counts for sure, and any other example needs a ton more context. I love Friends, but I don't know how the fans feel about every character.
The write up for plane guy looks great! Dunno about the others though, so I can't really help with that.
Gotcha. What about Pilot Pearl? Major character in the pilot (if I remember right), but that incarnation of her was only in the pilot, and is separate from canon Pearl.
Edited by Crossover-Enthusiast on Sep 24th 2019 at 9:08:22 AM
Huh? Oh, SU, right. Well...I'm not sure. I think it could count if fans consider "Pilot Pearl" a character in her own right, separate from normal Pearl.
Also, I sort of question whether real life examples should even be allowed of this trope. I feel like, at the very least, due to the polarizing nature of politics, political examples DEFINITELY shouldn't be allowed.
I mean, there are no real life examples allowed for The Scrappy. Why should they be allowed on this trope, especially when some of the figures listed are polarizing?
EnsembleDarkhorse.Sonic The Hedgehog is way shorter than the previous time I've seen it. It looks like 90% of all Sonic characters were meant to be popular after all.
Since there are only like few examples (read: four), shall we just cut it and move it to EnsembleDarkhorse.Video Games?
I mean, I am not sure how well known the character is, but I think for a little known character, he seems pretty popular.
I agree. My experience with the Friends fandom indicates he's extremely popular. She's on her way to tell Ross she's in love with him on the eve of him getting married to another woman. Her friends didn't want her to do this, Phoebe's entire (limited because of her pregnancy) storyline was about trying to stop Rachael from doing this, the audience is pretty much on the friends' side about this. And then Hugh Laurie essentially acts as an Audience Surrogate to tell Rachael just how wrong her decision is.
As a result, even though Hugh Laurie appears only in that scene (it's a scene that's split into two so is effectively two scenes) and is completely nameless, he is very popular. And he's also an example of a character who started off extremely popular for the above reasons, but who then gained an extra surge of popularity from House fans who only then realised who the actor in this scene was — as a result, he gained an 'early House says his thing!' popularity on top of the original support.
Edited by Wyldchyld on Oct 10th 2019 at 1:01:01 PM
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