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Deader Than Disco is a problem trope for many reasons. It leads to edit warring and confusion over what qualifies. In this thread we'll look for bad examples, and look for feedback. Here are the guidelines for this trope:

  1. The franchise has to be truly popular and loved at first. Things that are So Bad, It's Horrible don't count.
  2. Simply losing popularity isn't enough. We need to see an actual backlash, with liking it being considered bizarre.Otherwise, every not-so-famous film or concluded television series would be here.

Let's go!

Luppercus ¿Que pasó que pasó vamos 'ay? from Halloweentown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
¿Que pasó que pasó vamos 'ay?
Sep 24th 2019 at 9:21:33 PM

  • Twilight is as far as universally loved as you can get. It had its fans and was popular among some demographics but had a strong Periphery Hatedom since the very begining.

  • Bleach may have been very popular, but I don't feel it has such a general hatedom right now to count (this is subjective of course), I think Naruto would qualify better.

  • Milly Vanilly depends; are we talking of the music or the band itself? Because as mentioned before the songs are still popular, the band is hated. So if the division can be made, I would say is an example (the band).

Sep 25th 2019 at 6:58:05 AM

Like Bleach, Naruto doesn't fall under DTD and the franchise is currently continuing with the sequel series focusing on his son Boruto.

J79
Sep 25th 2019 at 1:16:34 PM

When it comes to pro wrestling, I've seen a backlash toward the Attitude Era lately. Obviously not the wrestlers involved, but the emphasis on sex, profanity and other "edginess". Would that qualify for DTD?

rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Sep 29th 2019 at 1:33:50 PM

Twilight is as far as universally loved as you can get. It had its fans and was popular among some demographics but had a strong Periphery Hatedom since the very begining.
Hence why I said the standard should be "very popular", not "universally loved".

Steel be with you.
Sep 29th 2019 at 1:55:30 PM

The point of the "near-universally loved" requirement is to avoid situations where the fans never actually turned against it, they just moved on, leaving the Periphery Hatedom as the only voices, which can make them seem louder even though general public opinion never really changed.

Which would seem to describe the situation with Twilight pretty well.

Edited by HighCrate on Sep 29th 2019 at 2:09:12 AM

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Sep 30th 2019 at 8:24:15 PM

I think Twilight is the opposite of DID. The hatedom has moved on so people are looking at more sympathetically, plus it's becoming nostalgic. The series also received a new book a few years ago; a genderbender solo title.

rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Sep 30th 2019 at 8:41:32 PM

[up]The genderswapped book was barely a blip on the radar. It didn't sell well or get that much attention.

Steel be with you.
nrjxll Relationship Status: Not war
Oct 1st 2019 at 1:07:40 AM

I don't think there's much evidence to suggest people are looking at Twilight more positively. It's definitely not DTD, though, because the criticism was very present from the beginning.

alnair20aug93 The Taste of Inktober from Furrypines Relationship Status: Chocolate!
The Taste of Inktober
Oct 1st 2019 at 3:02:21 AM

Even Lindsay Ellis made a video apologizing on Stephanie for her tirade against her in the past.

That's all there is. There isn't anymore. YOWZA!!!
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