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Family Guy

  • Brian turned into this for a large portion of the fanbase in later seasons, mainly because he would talk about his beliefs... a lot - in the most pretentious way possible. It finally reached its zenith in episodes like "Not All Dogs Go To Heaven" where his end-of-episode speeches could now automatically convert anyone who listened to him. Luckily the writers have finally started to realize how ridiculous this was getting and have since toned Brian down a bit.
    • Season 8 even had a Take That Scrappy to Brian in the form of a speech from Quagmire touching on all of the criticisms fans were making about Brian in the later seasons. Apparently, even Seth MacFarlane realized that people were sick of his Author Avatar and wanted him knocked down a few pegs. Still doesn't wipe away the memory of Brian's suck from the previous seasons.
  • Due to the massive Flanderization, Peter and Lois may replace Brian as the show's resident scrappies, since they each reach new heights in Jerkassness each episode. Lois deserves special mention due to the infamous episode where she has an abortion for convenience.
  • Quagmire had reached these levels after his Reason You Suck Speech to Brian. The writers have attempted to correct Brian's ways, while Quagmire kept getting worse. It came to the point where Quagmire just ran over Brian after the loves of their lives dumped them for acting childish.
    • Another Scrappy who's even related to Brian is his cousin, Jasper. Calling him Camp Gay is too liberal; instead suffice it to say that he's a rude conglomeration of almost every offensive gay stereotype ever conceived. He became even worse when the writers decided to make him a key player in an episode advocating gay rights, in one of the most counter-effective attempts at activism ever on the show. Despite many people consider Jasper to be the homosexual equivalent of the Ethnic Scrappy (especially other gays), Seth MacFarlane stated in an interview that Jasper was supposed to appeal the gay audience. To say that backfired is a understatement.
  • Other characters that were Killed Off for Real also qualify, such as Paddy Tanniger and The Vaudeville Duo. The reason they were killed off was because they're The Scrappy (and yet, for some reason, those annoying weight-lifting guys live on!).
  • Another one is Carl, Chris's boss. He seems to exist solely for saying random things and adding nothing to the plot. And yet, they made him Yoda (instead of a more suitable character, like Joe or Meg) in their Star Wars episodes.
  • Loretta Brown was hugely disliked by the fanbase and show staff. Owing to her bland Sassy Black Woman personality and general nastiness to then milquetoast Nice Guy Cleveland. Combined with Alex Borstein hating the strain voicing Loretta caused her, and it's unsurprising that no tears were shed when she was Put on a Bus and eventually Killed Off for Real on an episode of The Cleveland Show. It ended with a eulogy montage for her that only really showed off more of her unlikable traits (namely her constant nagging and her lack of remorse over cheating on Cleveland).
  • Consuela the maid. She keeps on being shoved into episodes and she's full of Unfortunate Implications.

My Little Pony

  • Molly and Danny from the original series aren't exceptionally liked by the fanbase, seen as Annoying Younger Siblings to Megan who weren't needed since Megan was good enough.
  • Megan herself is quite disliked by fans, especially post-G1 fans. They consider her unnecessary, that the series should be about Ponies and not have humans in it. It doesn't help that the series changed her into a borderline Mary Sue.
  • Friendship is Magic has Angel Bunny, who is generally despised by the fandom for being an ungrateful and abusive Jerkass to the generally sweet Fluttershy. Most fans forgave him after episode 48 though, in which he became a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Snips and Snails gained a lot of ire early on for being dopey, obnoxious and being complete Karma Houdinis in their debut episode who even got rewarded for their stupidity, while The Great and Powerful Trixie ended up getting run out of Ponyville. By the second and third seasons, their appearances were limited enough that their Scrappy status dwindled considerably, and their roles in episodes like "Magic Duel" (wherein they get repeatedly tortured over the course of the episode by a now-Brainwashed and Crazy Trixie) were clearly to those episodes' benefit. Snails has at least gained some love from his portrayal in "Buckball Season", which finally gave him some characterization outside of "completely undeveloped unlikeable obnoxious dumbass", but he has a long way to go before he could even be considered Rescued From the Scrappy Heap.

The Simpsons

  • In the Show Within a Show, The Itchy and Scratchy Show, Poochie is viewed as such by the characters in the show. Is it any wonder he ends up being a victim of Shoo Out the New Guy?
  • Sideshow Mel is venturing more and more into Scrappy territory. He's more nicer and relatively inoffensive compared to some Scrappies mentioned in this entry, but a lot of fans miss the days when a shot of the citizens of Springfield could be shown without Mel belting out some random comment. Plus, there are times where he gets hammy even for him: "I shall make this into my SCREEEENNSSAAAVVVEEEERRRR!!!"
  • Lisa is also falling into scrappy territory, for many of the same reasons as Brian Griffin's spot on this list plus her Academic Alpha Bitch tendencies. However, the show is mindful of this and has taken to parodying or deconstructing Lisa's Soapbox Sadie tendencies and letting her be wrong when she really screws up.
  • Ned Flanders himself, every time the Flanderization goes out of control.
  • Marge also to some, for her wet blanket tendencies and need to control her family's every move.
  • Chief Wiggum. In the early days, he was simply a bungling, clumsy cop who was not even corrupt back then. Now, he's totally corrupt and incompetent and his behaviour became more a danger to people. Even though Springfield is supposed to be a Crapsack World that is Played for Laughs, Wiggum putting people in danger is not funny.
  • Dr. Marvin Monroe with his very raspy annoying voice; it even did damage to voice actor Harry Shearer's real voice (Shearer wanted Monroe removed). Even Matt Groening hated Monroe simply because his voice annoyed him.
  • Marge's old boyfriend Artie Ziff is this, a man whose high-IQ and success have given him a selfish sense of self-entitlement that makes him think the world owes him everything. The guy seriously gives nerds a bad name. Thankfully, he hasn't shown up in a long time.

Scooby-Doo

  • Scrappy-Doo is the Trope Namer.
  • Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated:
    • Even though Scrappy-Doo himself hasn't been introduced, we already have a contender in Fred's dad. He's the mayor of Crystal Cove, and is determined to keep it a tourist attraction. So when there are several attacks from monsters on several citizens, including one which fell off a CLIFF and almost DIED, all he cares about is 'getting the thing on film'. And he hates it when the gang solves the mysteries. Fans are waiting for him to become a REAL victim so he can escape being a Karma Houdini.
    • He's even worse than all that: he turns out to be the first season's Big Bad and not really Fred's father at all. He actually took Fred away from his real parents when Fred was a baby and kept the truth hidden from him in all the years he raised him as his own. So it seems his status among fans was the intent because he is a despicable person.
    • Some argue that Velma is this, taking a level in jerkass, becoming a Clingy Jealous Girl to Shaggy and rather mean to the series namesake because he allegedly stole Shaggy's attention. More recent episodes reined her in a little, but not enough for some detractors.
    • The 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo had an Ethnic Scrappy in the form of Flim-Flam. What's worse, Scrappy himself was there too, but he was Rescued From the Scrappy Heap and was now more better then ever. The result is that Flim-Flam became more hated then Scrappy.
  • Think Scrappy's bad in the old series? Say hello to Scooby-Dum, Scooby-Doo's inbreed, hillbilly cousin. Feel your brain dying yet? This was a character who contributed even less than Scrappy (let that sink in for a while). He was literally Too Stupid to Live... or even hide. Scooby-Doo would literally have to drag him over to fairly obvious hiding spots and lead him away from danger on chases. He'd also get into moronic antics that made Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Scrappy look like a trio of Einsteins by comparison. Hell, he makes Jar Jar Binks look like a dignified and sophisticated paragon of comedy.
  • Then there was Yabba-Doo, whose cartoons completely took Shaggy and Scooby out of the equation and the only member of the cast he left us with? Scrappy!

SpongeBob SquarePants

  • SpongeBob himself has become a scrappy in later seasons. With the onset of Flanderization, he is increasingly absolutely unlikable, his voice has become extremely annoying; he combines the Jerkass tendencies with his annoying voice, and ruins the lives of likeable characters like Squidward and Mrs. Puff. This is made even more unforgivable, since Spongebob is the main character.
  • Perhaps one of the few characters that still has some basic redeeming aspects on a regular basis is Sandy Cheeks, who ironically started off as an arguable Scrappy due to her rather Mary Sue-ish character and lack of flaws. Since then, she has arguably been Rescued From the Scrappy Heap by lampshading her excessive gifts and talents and evolving her into a hammy Small Name, Big Ego.
  • The same, however, cannot be said for Mr. Krabs. He used to be a nice and well-liked character (perhaps one of the best the show had), but post Flanderization, many fans just only want to watch the show on the condition that Mr. Krabs suffers a truly horrible and agonizing fate for the all the things he had done. Recent episodes have seen his rivalry with Plankton devolve into making his life hell just for fun (even when Plankton was the good guy a few times), feeding poison or rotten food to his customers intentionally for the sake of an extra dollar, or extorting and abusing his employees. The fact that he gets away with these at least 80% of the time doesn't help. The episodes "Plankton's Regular" and "One Coarse Meal" really put him over the line. In the former, he just doesn't allow Plankton to have one single customer, while he outright tries gaslighting Plankton into committing suicide in the latter.
    • His Money Fetish also became over the top as he sees money rather as a living thing or something, and sometimes takes the risk of choosing it above his own daughter or friends.
  • Patrick has been getting a lot of hate in his more recent appearances. He will have no role in the entire episode, show up and act as a Diabolus Ex Machina to screw over some other character, like Squidward. His Flanderization didn't help matters: he want from being the tolerable if not lovable The Ditz taken Up to Eleven into Too Dumb to Live territory. Coupled with this and a major upgrade to Jerkass (where even Spongebob gets annoyed with him more lately), you can't help but sympathize with why Squidward hates both him and Spongebob, his not-so under the radar Stalker with a Crush.
  • Characters who were disliked from day one include Pearl (Krabs's brat-tacular teenage daughter), Patchy (the Excited Kids' Show Host), and Potty (a very cheap puppet).


South Park

  • Wendy Testaburger is quite often seen as a Scrappy by certain groups of fans. Some loathe her due to her personality and characterization (that may range from simply Soapbox Sadie to outright Straw Feminist depending on how good or bad Matt and Trey want to portray her), some simply hate her for what she did to Ms. Ellen in one of the show's early displays of Kick the Dog, and some just hate her for being with Stan (then breaking up with him, then getting back with him).
  • A large portion of the fanbase hate Mr. Garrison, especially for his entirely pointless sex-change.
  • Mr. Hankey, The Christmas Poo. First appearing in Season 1's Christmas Episode, he was originally intended to be an Ensemble Darkhorse Breakout Character à la Slimer (see below for how that one turned out...), and was heavily marketed and designed to be quite Toyetic. However, his shrill annoying voice, general lack of personality, and role as a pointless gross-out prop led to unpopularity with fans. His dwindling popularity was finally addressed in a season 22 episode, which saw him becoming an unrepentant jerkass who kept digging himself in deeper and deeper until even Kyle, his best friend, couldn't support him anymore. Mr. Hankey was then removed from not just the series, but shown being kicked out of South Park in-universe.
  • Towelie, not only in-universe, but in real life. The episode "A Million Little Fibers" didn't exactly help due to being boring. He does have a following among the crowd who enjoy stoner humor, however.
  • Butters' parents (Stephen Stotch in particular) are hated because they always ground him for no good reason.
  • Sergeant Harrison Yates is loathed intensely for 3 reasons:
  • Nearly all of the adults except for Chef and Liane Cartman, Depending on the Writer. That includes both of Stan's parents (Especially Randy), both of Kyle's parents, and Principal Victoria. Though the hate for Sheila has lessened a bit due to her chilling out in recent years, and Principal Victoria was eventually written out and replaced with the well-received PC Principal.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987:
    • We have Vernon, a whiny load who pretty much existed to make April look better. His Face Heel Turn in Season 8 did him few favors.
    • Also Burne, April's boss for being a massively unsympathetic Jerkass.
    • Lord Dregg is this to some, simply for replacing Shredder and Krang.
    • Carter from the same season, for being a blatant Canon Sue and outshining the turtles.
    • Howie, a character who was so hated, he was written out after just two episodes. The same applies with Hokum Hare.
    • Zack was a Kid Appeal Character in a series that really didn't need one.
    • The series had a long and proud tradition of one-off scrappies, such as Mr. Ogg, Buffy Shellhammer, and many more.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003:
    • While the Fast Forward season was maligned for many reasons, a substantial amount of the blame is still heaped upon Cody Jones, the descendant of Casey Jones and April O-Neil. While insofar as that he doesn't sound too bad on paper, in practice he was basically The Load added to the existing team dynamic of the turtles and Splinter that had been successful as it was for two decades of stories, with most of the Fast Forward episodes based around him being a near-useless raving turtles fanboy and his uncle conspiring against him just because of a corporate grudge. The really sad thing is that among the few things many fans consider good about this season was how it occasionally provided a sort of epilogue to beloved longtime characters and aspects of the series, but with a newly created and fairly uninteresting character's monopolizing of the plot, those bits were few and far-between. Many also considered him to be a missed opportunity to introduce established Mirage character Shadow Jones into the series.
    • Let's not forget Abgail Finn from The Monster Hunter.


  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)
    • SpiderBytez, an incredibly obnoxious grumpy neighbor type all too similar to those found in real life. Him getting a toy before Karai didn't help matters in his case.
    • The ones who are known as Kraang have this obnoxious thing which is annoying known as a speech impediment which is an impediment of their speech which makes their dialogue ludicrously repetitive to irritating extents that have induced viewer irritation in the ones known as the viewers, who experience a thing they experience known as annoyance which is something the ones known as the viewers dislike. The ones who are known as Kraang are also seen very frequently in lieu of those known as the Foot who are the ones known as the true enemies of the ones known as the Hamato Clan who the Kraang must remove from this place and all other places that the ones known as the Hamato Clan must be removed from.
    • The Finger and Bigfoot, to the point where it took about a year to add them to the character page. Their one episode was a plain bizzare lump of gross-out in an already poor arc.
    • Pre-Face Heel Turn Pulverizer, who's foolishness ranged from noxious to mind-blowing.
    • This show's version of Hun, who is a generic Bruce Lee Clone and nothing like his original counterpart at all, and is ultimately superfluous to the narrative. The same would go for the Neutrinos to an even greater extent.
    • Kirby is a Damsel Scrappy, with him constantly imperiled to the point fans ceased to care.

Other

Rowley: "Oh, Buzzwang. We wanted to kill him so badly."
Everyone else in the theater: "So did we!"

    • Another were the Kiwi Kids. Take Spridle from Speed Racer and multiply by three. It didn't help that Corrine Orr was using variants of her Spritle voice for all three, either.
  • American Dad has Reginald the Koala. He's obnoxious and he's written like a bad fan-character. It's hard to find anyone who is actually a fan of the character, yet the writers haven't taken the hint. He also got a completely pointless Story Arc (in a show that generally avoids these) where he tried to hook up with Hayley, which fans thought was a complete waste of time.
    • Roger, a breakout character he may be (replacing Klaus who got Demoted to Extra) but many a fan found his antics grating and even worse then Peter Griffin's in later seasons. The writers shoehorning that rudeness is part of his species didn't help matters (yeah rude is one thing, but the guy commits acts of murder and revenge for petty reasons). Stan has also drifted into this from time to time due to how Lawful Stupid he can be, the lengths he's willing to take just to prove a point and how fast he can turncoat on some things.
  • Animaniacs has the Hip Hippos. The Hip Hippos are a pair of very urbane well... Hippos speaking with rather obnoxious faux-Barcelona accents (does not help they tend to talk in nearly histrionic tones). Their main shtick is pretty much "Hippos live upper class life, clueless zoologist tries to trick them into moving back to the wild". Only a few shorts that starred them were made before the production team realized how unpopular they were and relegated them to side characters.
    • The same thing happened to Katie Ka-Boom, though this may have had more to do with the writers realizing she lacked potential as a character. The few shorts featuring her are so formulaic that they're almost indistinguishable.
  • D.W. Reed from Arthur. Bratty Half-Pint? Check. Acts like she's smarter than the rest of the cast when she's not? Check. Karma Houdini? Double check. Though she was arguably made to match the stereotype of the annoying little sister, she conformed to it entirely too well.
  • Ever since Maria Hill from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes became director of SHIELD, she never seems to shut up about making the Avengers register as official crime-fighters. No matter how many times they've saved the world, she always reminds them that until they give up their vigilante ways, she'll still consider them criminals. She even once ordered her agents to shoot the Avengers if they wouldn't comply. (Never mind the fact the Avengers had to stop HYDRA from getting the Cosmic Cube that night...) Contrast with SHIELD's previous director, Nick Fury, who let the Avengers stop any crime necessary, unless he already deemed SHIELD the most appropriate group to tackle it.
  • Despite having not done much of anything, good or bad, Julie from Ben 10 Alien Force has become the fandom's Scrappy surprisingly fast. She's the Scrappy because by many she's seen as a barrier in the path of the fan preferred Gwen/Ben, or for the Ho Yay Shipping fans, Kevin/Ben.
    • As of Ben 10: Omniverse, Kai Greene took up Julie's Scrappy status for much the same reasons, coupled with being obnoxious, and the plot going out of its way to make her look good.
    • Anodites aren't a very well received species due to what many feel are an incredibly confusing and pointless retcon, with the few representatives (Sunny and Verdona, though mostly Verdona for her admitted favoritism to Gwen and actually aggressively attacking her own grandson) not being well-liked either.
  • While many fans of Captain N: The Game Master are unhappy with the personality and appearance changes made to the title character's supporting cast, they also tend to hate Game Boy, a mid-series addition to the team who rarely did anything useful. It didn't help that Gameboy was introduced in the most illogical way possible. Princess Lana's dad, who is trapped in another dimension, sends Gameboy to them via a warp portal that only opens once per decade. He thinks Gameboy will be able to help them in the war against Mother Brain...but by doing so, the king gives up his own chance to go through the portal, despite the fact that his return would have probably ENDED the war.
  • William Dunbar from Code Lyoko tends to suffer this from many fans of the serie; aside of the obvious reason, he has been criticized by fans as an unnecessary character who only created more tension in Ulrich's and Yumi's relationship that made it even less likely to be solved than it already was (whereas you would have expected the opposite), being an annoying Stalker with a Crush and getting a large Character Development through the show that would have been far better used on the protagonists, or even Sissi. Season 3 and 4 had him partially Rescued From the Scrappy Heap by making him The Dragon to XANA and giving him a Tear Jerker moment in the finale, but he is still a largely despised character.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door: You'll find very few fans who like Lizzie (especially shippers of 1/5 or 1/362).
  • Here's a clever In-Universe example: In the Cow and Chicken episode "Squirt the Daisies", in one of the virtual reality games that Chicken plays when the Red Guy invites him over to play some, he finds a turtle who constantly tells him the objective of the game to be so annoying that he reacts, "How's about, 'Kick da turtle! Kick da turtle!'".
  • Danny Phantom:
    • Some fans see Danielle "Dani" Phantom as this, criticizing her for being essentially a canon Copy Cat Sue of the main character and lacking any personality. The fact she inspired many fans in creating their own Copy Cat Sues doesn't really help. In practice however, she has quite a lot of fans (just check the pics of her on Deviant ART) and is more of a Base Breaker.
    • Likewise, the one-shot villains of the much maligned season three of the series are met with general fan distaste. This is mostly due to the fact they have little depth to them, all want pretty much the same goals (WORLD DOMINATION!), and that the main differences between them are essentially their respective powers (IE: Undergrowth controls plants, Vortex controls the weather, etc.) Several fans hate Vortex in particular simply because his voice is so annoying.
  • Daria is a rather interesting case. There are some characters who are almost universally hated, such as Sandi for her cruelty, self-centeredness, and being about as shallow as a kiddie pool, but due to Ship-to-Ship Combat, Tom wound up coming from being one of the most loved characters in the series to the most hated. But in more recent years, Tom has actually been given a much nicer treatment...since you can't swing a cat without hitting a couple Tom-Bashing fanfics or fanfics where Tom's existence is flat-out denied in favour of Daria x Jane or even weirder pairings like Daria x Mr. DeMartino. But it seems some of the hatred for characters like Tiffany (representing the popular ditzes) and Principal Li (For being an utter dictator when it comes to school) are almost continuing...even if not rather universal.
  • Zuffy, the Small Annoying Creature from Defenders of the Earth.
  • Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy:
    • Sarah certainly falls under this. She's an annoying brat of a child who pretty much does nothing but act bossy towards the other characters (Including her Morality Pet, Jimmy), is loud and obnoxious, and pretty much ABUSES Ed (Who, for the most part, is unbelievably nice/loyal to her... when he's not fearing her) both physically and emotionally while being a Karma Houdini (IE: "Ed, you have to do as I say no matter what, or I'll tell Mom!").
    • Jimmy isn't well-liked by fans either. He's probably the second-most disliked character behind Sarah. Most of this stems from him being "weak", "girly" and crying a lot. He also garners hatred for his antagonistic role in the episode "If It Smells Like An Ed".
  • Buttons from Eon Kid has all the trappings of Scrappydom, being an annoying talking robot dog intended for comic relief, and does very little to help the heroes whatsoever.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends:
    • By far the most hated character to ever enter the show was Bendy. He pretty much fools Herriman and Frankie into believing and loving him while he does terrible things around the house and ends up getting Bloo screwed over for it. Bloo, being not very bright, decides to trap Bendy in a situation where they would have to acknowledge that Bendy was guilty of something wrong only to end up screwing himself into destroying most of the house while "Bendy took a cookie". Most fans see this as a bit ridiculous after Bendy gets away with everything.
    • Goofball John McGee from "Imposter's Home for Um...Make 'Em Up Pals", a complete Jerkass who makes Frankie's life a living hell when she has to constantly clean up after him, causing her to miss out on her concert. And then just to humiliate her even more (although admittedly this wasn't his intent), she spends the whole episode believing he's just a lazy teenager in a Paper-Thin Disguise only to discover that he is, in fact, an imaginary friend and that all of his little things he did to drive her nuts were completely necessary.
  • Futurama:
    • Leo Wong. Sexist, stupid and demeaning to everyone, he's earned a lot of haters who wished he'd died in Into the Wild Green Yonder. And given that sexism and possessive behavior towards one's children are Chinese stereotypes, he might even qualify as an Ethnic Scrappy.
    • Susan Boil is quickly getting a lot of this for various reasons, such as it being an already outdated joke in an already topical-heavy episode, and for just having a really annoying voice.
    • Zoidberg seems to be the In-Universe Scrappy to the other characters as he is positively disliked or treated with apathy by everyone (bar Fry), but he's very popular among fans.
    • Cubert is also rather disliked. The thing is, the creators intended him to be unlikeable as a parody of a Creator's Pet, so... mission accomplished?
  • Godzooky from Hanna-Barbera's Godzilla Power Hour.
    • And even Godzooky himself is nothing compared to the human characters in the series. Bland, one-dimensional characters whose only purposes are to either A.) Get attacked/captured by the Monster of the Week and/or B.) Summon Godzilla to solve all of their problems for them. Say what you will about Godzooky. At least he actually does something other than say "Oh, no! (Insert monster here) is destroying the city/attacking the Tagalong Kid! We must summon Godzilla!"
  • Lila from Hey Arnold is widely disliked for two reasons: a reasonable one (she's an "ever-so" irritating parody Purity Sue), and a... not-so-reasonable one (Die for Our Ship in regards to Arnold/Helga, even though she repeatedly states she doesn't "LIKE like" Arnold and isn't a real threat to the ship, regardless of what Helga might think). It doesn't help that she has a tendency to lead Arnold into thinking he may have a chance, only to crush his hopes when he asks if there's anything between them.
  • Babu, from the cartoon version of I Dream of Jeannie, has no likable moments. A man-boy of the first order, his magic ALWAYS causes disaster and in one particularly cringe-worthy episode, he runs away after getting chewed out by the other characters for messing things up. This isn't some sulk on a park bench, he literally grabs a teddy bear, raids the fridge and scampers off somewhere until the other characters apologize.
  • Inspector Gadget had Corporal Capeman, who was added in the second season as part of an attempt to make it more different from the first season, as well as an obviously shameless attempt to boost low ratings. He was an extremely idiotic superhero wanna-be that looked like a nerd (complete with oversized eyeglasses) and idolized Inspector Gadget (to which Gadget referred to Capeman as "Capman.") As a result, Gadget soon became Capeman's mentor. But Capeman, unfortunately, was stupider than Gadget, who himself was also an idiot. Capeman didn't appear in all the episodes during this season though, which lead to some rather confusing continuity.
  • Jackie Chan Adventures:
    • Jade Chan often acts before she thinks, is selectively deaf to the word 'no' and variants thereof, directly causes the problems in more than a few episodes that revolve around her, and she tends to steal the spotlight from the rest of the cast (in other words, she's ten). Though only when she's holding the Idiot Ball before passing it to another character. Still, she has her legion of fans and is arguably more popular than Jackie himself. From the second season onward, Jackie Chan Adventures pretty much became The Jade Show making her a Breakout Character to some and a Creator's Pet to others. She's rarely The Load however since she manages to either fix the problems she causes herself or turn them into advantages and if anything she's the only Guile Hero of the cast. Often she'll solve a problem with intelligence lacking in the other characters, save them when they do equally stupid things like running at the enemy without a plan and is also the only character who seems to bother using the Talismans. More than one episode will usually involve Jackie and the others attacking a demon with nothing but their fists only for Jade to show up with the Talismans in tow. Just as often however she'll unfortunately grab hold of the Idiot Ball and do something incredibly stupid then again the whole cast does it. Haters oddly find that her positive contributions are just shoehorning rather than genuinely good writing. Even children, the demographic she was aimed at, have gotten pretty annoyed at her obnoxious tendencies. The fact that she is ten doesn't do much to help her situation. Yet strangely no one seems to find Uncle annoying doing far worse.
    • Then again, she pales in comparison to Paco, who was basically all of Jade's trouble-causing tendencies, none of her plucky, awesome, or ingenious ones, had a few extra pints of annoying fanboy for good measure, and couldn't even hold a consistent accent. There's a reason the fandom prefers to ship Jade with a homicidal demonic bat.
  • Johnny Test. Even genuine fans of the show tend to hate the main character for being a bratty, unpleasant Designated Hero with some elements of Marty Stu. Who honestly thought making the Annoying Younger Sibling the hero was a good idea?
  • King of the Hill:
    • Lucky is seen as a Scrappy by a large segment of the show's fandom. A stereotypical "redneck" character, he contributes practically nothing to the plot except as a love interest to Luanne which ALSO caused the ire of fans since it detracted from her desire to get away from being a stereotypical "hillbilly" like the rest of her family. About his only redeeming traits are that he genuinely cares for his friends and family and that he has an "honor code" (IE: He refuses to marry Luanne until he's graduated from high school).
    • Peggy Hill is seen as this due to her massive Flanderization in later seasons changing her from a somewhat smug yet intelligent woman who spoke decent if rudimentary Spanish to a Jerkass Small Name, Big Ego who couldn't speak a lick of Spanish if her life depended on it (yet she acted like she was fluent in the language). It also doesn't help she became so smug in later seasons that she even tried to mooch off of Hank's popularity as a (temporary) substitute teacher in order to win yet another substitute teacher's award.
  • Invader Zim: Gaz, Dib's selfish and abusive sister, who seems to exist solely to make his life hell and get away with it. Near the end of the series, she got worse, beating him up violently for trivial offenses and generally flanderizing. One of the unaired scripts even has her see Zim clearly dying from withdrawal of his PAK and almost leave him to die, and Zim has to lie to get her to even lift a finger. Her hatred probably isn't as big as the others on this page, but it's still understandable.
  • In Iron Man: Armored Adventures, Pepper is starting to become this for some people. Being both useless and fangirling over Tony are the two main contributing factors. The fact that she cannot stop talking at any given point and her incredible knack for getting captured/into deep trouble in recent episodes is not helping her case. Her saving grace is her occasional ability to do something useful to help Tony, but the fewer of these moments she has, the more annoyed fandom gets by her. It doesn't help that she's competing with Whitney Stane, an Action Girl who consistently demonstrates that she genuinely cares about helping Tony. And it really doesn't that the version of Pepper in the Iron Man movie behaved more like that herself. Ironically enough, Pepper actually started as an Ensemble Darkhorse and the reason a lot of people gave the show a chance. How things did change.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • The series introduced a whole army of Scrappies in the late 1960s, when the original creative staff was dumped and Alex Lovy took over the studio. In a desperate attempt to stay in the game, Lovy created some new characters to supplant the classic line-up, and we were treated to such memorable characters as Cool Cat, Merlin the Magic Mouse, Chimp & Zee, Bunny & Claude, Quick Brown Fox & Rapid Rabbit, and a pair of World War I pilots who they didn't even bother to name. The new characters proved unimaginative, unfunny and unmemorable, and it was soon game over for the original Looney Tunes series. One 'Cool Cat' cartoon even went to the trouble to introduce 'Spooky', a seriously dull ghost character, with a mention in the opening titles. A case of hitching your wagon to a sinking ship there. By this point the few original characters still present in the shorts were considered Scrappies as well. Daffy and Speedy in particular due to personality changes and a questionable teamup of the two, though granted outside this era they are Ensemble Darkhorses more than anything else.
    • The attempted redesign of Elmer Fudd into a taller, much fatter version of himself was so badly-received that only four cartoons were ever made with the design.
    • The Looney Tunes Show is a Base Breaker between those who think the old characters have become Scrappies and those who think the existing Scrappies (i.e. Lola) have been rescued from the heap.
  • Shapey from Moral Orel. His lines consist mainly of "Waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!" or "Nooooooooooooo!" in the most annoying voice possible.
  • Even though he was voiced by the great Harvey Korman, The Great Gazoo from The Flintstones has to warrant a mention.
  • Little Rock in Mighty Mightor. He was The Load and a Bratty Half-Pint: always recklessly getting into trouble and forcing the title character to have to waste time rescuing him. Even Mightor himself agrees.
  • If you talk to any fan of Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians: The Series, one character they will all agree on hating is Lieutenant Pug. He is a villain that the pups are capable of physically speaking with, acting like that certain hated teacher. This has the potential for comedy, but because Lt. Pug is handled so poorly, he doesn't push the viewers' right buttons and everyone basically hates him for the wrong reasons--his loud voice and pushy mannerisms make him seem like a military school commander mixed with the most annoying trolls people meet on an Internet message board. He is just not likable, he is not funny, hell he's not even appealing at all. When you factor in he just doesn't add anything to the show that makes viewers hate him more.
  • The New Adventures of Batman had Bat-Mite.
    • This was sent up in Batman the Brave And The Bold by having Batman be constantly annoyed by him. Brave and the Bold also rescued him from the heap by turning him into a Fourth Wall Observer who goes to comic conventions and references the existence of multiple Batman cartoons.
    • In the series finale, Bat-Mite is messing with the show in an attempt to get it cancelled. He deliberately adds in an annoying character the fans will hate. At first it appears to be Ace the Bat-Hound, but it turns out to be his nephew Punchy, an obvious Scrappy Expy.
  • Irving from Phineas and Ferb is something of an example of This Loser Is You, which is probably why a large portion of the fanbase dislikes him.
  • The Real Ghostbusters:
    • Why was Slimer on hated by every fan of the show? First of all, he's also a Creator's Pet, having gone from a single slapstick element in the first film to an obnoxiously common character in the series, after which his gross habits forced a cartoon that was otherwise based around clever writing, constantly into Refuge in Vulgarity. As low as his comedy was, though, what was even more irksome was his nearly never-ending tendency to do something obnoxious and make Peter snap at him, prompting an every bit as never-ending subplot about Peter allegedly demonstrating that The Complainer Is Always Wrong. When Peter "spares the rod" at the behest of the other Busters, Slimer also assumes the role of Karma Houdini, going right back to being obnoxious. Then, he proved himself even more of a Karma Houdini and Creator's Pet--the title's change to Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters as well as increased focus on him (in the attempt to appeal to younger audiences) was when it became unwatchable. Best not to mention the spin-off series called, simply, "Slimer." As indefensible as his transformation into Creator's Pet was, at least Slimer was made a little more useful to go along with his increased presence in the plot; whereas before he was just annoying comic relief.
    • On the other hand, a character who garnered substantial ire during the run of Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters was Janine, as she had gotten a Lighter and Softer redesign that changed her from a Deadpan Snarker into a perpetually-worried-sounding, stereotypical female. Fortunately, an Author's Saving Throw addressed the complaints.
  • Superfriends:
    • The animated series originally had three Scrappies in the mascot/Sidekick characters of Marvin, Wendy and 'Wonderdog', two ordinary teenagers and their pet who dressed in superhero drag and whose roles in the series (especially Marvin's) were to do stupid but plot-enabling things. The characters were so annoying to even the pre-teens who were the primary audience of the show that they were replaced by the only marginally more acceptable "Wonder Twins", a pair of teenaged alien superheroes and their pet space monkey Gleek, who filled the "get captured by the Monster of the Week" and "cause trouble through abject stupidity" roles until the series finally dumped them too and redid the format into a more traditional superhero show.
    • In the "Power Hour" of Superfriends, there are three Scrappies: El Dorado, a one-Spanish-word-a-sentence hero with vaguely defined powers; Samurai - a one-Japanese-word-a-sentence fellow who had a horribly stereotyped personality; and Firestorm, who is considered a Scrappy thanks mainly to his Marty Stu status of always being the fellow to yank the Big Damn Heroes moment from everyone (especially from a badly Chickified Wonder Woman.
    • Aquaman had a really bad time of being a Damsel Scrappy. Also, most of the time, his powers are useless owing to the series' extreme Cast Speciation, limiting him to aquatic abilities in a land-based series.
  • Gizmo, of Teen Titans was perhaps the most commonly-appearing villain in the series, behind Slade. However, he also happened to be a whiny, self-superior Bratty Half-Pint with an annoying voice and nothing resembling Character Development. Even his own teammates don't like him.
  • Thundercats
    • The unforgivably awful Snarf. Has there ever been a more aggravating "cute" character in a cartoon?
    • Snarf's young nephew Snarfer, who is, if anything, even more annoying.
    • Lion-O in the blooper reel (NSFW) says what most of us are thinking:

Snarf: "You--you've got to snap out of it, Lion-O! Call the Thundercats before-"
Lion-O: "Shut up, you fuck."

    • There might just be a reason that Snarf in ThunderCats (2011) is retooled into a pet, who doesn't talk.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • Elmyra, especially after Pinky Elmyra and The Brain...
      • Before she became a Creator's Pet, though, she was pretty well liked. It was only after they started shoehorning her into everything that everyone started hating her. And after a certain short involving her and Fifi LaFume...
    • Sweetie is also hated for being a Jerkass who torments Furball and for being a bit of a Karma Houdini.
  • Most of the cast in Total Drama Island are love them or hate them characters (some to such a great extent that they become serious Base Breakers), but, aside from the villains that are intended to be unlikable (except Chris), the true scrappies are none other than near-Hive Minded and borderline Kawaiiko BFFFLs Katie and Sadie. They do nothing except agree with each other all the time, constantly squeeing, fawn over eye candy whether it's Justin, Trent, or Alejandro, occasionally getting into arguments which end with them getting back together, causing their team to lose twice, each with one getting voted off, and... nothing else. It's no wonder why they are not in the second or third seasons. However, the hatred of them has gone down (read: no one actually talks about them anymore) due to them being seriously Out of Focus.
    • Season 4's Scott isn't well liked for eliminating at least two fan favorites, blackmailing another and then eliminating them after they're no longer useful, and being overall smug and arrogant. On top of that, he's a Team Killer.
  • The Transformers fandom has several different Scrappies to choose from, both humanoid and robot.
    • The most disliked of the robots appear to be Wheelie from the original series (though not the version in the comics) and Nightscream from Beast Machines.
    • Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime also has quite a hatedom to many G1 fans, mainly because he's the guy who got Optimus Prime killed. Ultra Magnus also gets some of this treatment, but to a much lesser degree.
    • Those Puny Earthlings don't get off much easier, either... Sari of Animated, on the other hand, seems to have beaten the odds and been accepted by the fanbase (or at least a lot more than usual). And amazingly, she managed this even before we found out she turned out to be a robot.
    • Sentinel Prime is almost certainly deliberate. The writers created him to be an enormous Jerkass, who could not possibly be liked by the fandom, and whose every appearance would be marked by a horde of people demanding his swift and painful demise. They succeeded.
    • It took about 5 seconds of screen time for Transformers Prime viewers to pick the new show's scrappy. Miko. She seems to serve no other purpose but getting in the way, and being a general nuisance. Jack and Raf have both done something useful at this point in the show. Miko... not so much.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man has five protagonists, and at least three of them annoy viewers: White Tiger because of her constant nagging, Nova because of his cockiness, and even Spidey has haters, because his sense of humor seems closer to Deadpool's than that of the comic Spidey.
  • The Venture Brothers:
    • The Murderous Moppets, who the creators plan to keep on the show solely because they're so universally despised by the fans. The Moppets are hated by the characters themselves.
    • Dermott, too, has become something of a scrappy. He was almost universally hated by fans, and many have called for his non-return.
  • Admiral Sanda from Voltron: Legendary Defender is probably the most hated character who isn't bashed for shipping reasons. For one, she's generally a snappish and unpleasant person who thinks being in charge means being right. Then there's her forcing the Garrison to cover up what really happened with the Kerberos mission by hiding the fact that the Galra sent Earth a threat long before Shiro and the Holts even left, sent an entire fleet led by Adam, Shiro's ex-boyfriend to die against Sendak, threatened to have Colleen and Sam Holt arrested for trying to contact their children and tell everyone the truth about the invasion, and to top it off she was collaborating with the Galra all along, making deals with them to protect the Earth! Naturally, it all blew up in her face and got her killed, and many fans did NOT feel sorry for her when she bit it.
  • Blunk from WITCH is probably the most hated character. Essentially a combination of Slimer, Gollum, and a filthy, dumpster-diving bum, exactly how he fits into a magical girl show was never explained, nor was exactly whom he was intended to please. Also, while the show had many original characters added, most had bit parts; Blunk was essentially a Creator's Pet by the end of it.
  • Spyke in X-Men: Evolution was an example of the crew's attempts to bring in a brand new X-Men character for the series who would be the "epitome of cool". This failed so badly (with almost all of the fans being irritated by his "cool lingo" and overall skater persona) that he was Put on a Bus halfway through Season 3, having experienced further growth of his "spikes" to the point where he looked more like an armadillo than a kid, he ran away to live with the Morlocks in the underground sewer system. It didn't really help matters that he had basically the same powers as a relatively well-known Morlock from the comics, Marrow, although Word of God says this was a complete accident.

"Yo Rogue, why don't you shed them gloves and give K-Girl a tiny tap?"

  • X-Men:
    • The animated series from The Nineties had Jubilee, who seemed to exist solely to give it a "teen" viewpoint.
    • Warlock from the Phalanx Covenant story arc. He was just an annoying voice attached to a silly alien belief structure that was reminiscent of nothing moreso than Rolf from Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy.

"Oh no, it's Little Rock again!"

    • Most of the new characters in Wabbit are pretty hated, mainly by fans who find them very annoying and hate that they got in over many established Looney Tunes characters.
  • Young Justice: Lagoon Boy. First off he's a Replacement Scrappy for Aqualad. Secondly, he's Megan's new boyfriend. Third, he's incredibly annoying and an incredibly Flat Character. Fourth, his powers suck.
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