The Scrappy

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There are a lot of Scrappies out there, but this little runt started it all. Let us have a moment of silence in remembrance of the original Scrappy.

Some popular characters have fandoms. But sometimes, there will be a character who has a hatedom. This character is called "The Scrappy".

Some of the most hated "Scrappies" are those who are considered as flat, bland and pointless, or are seen as arrogant, annoying, abrasive and douchy. Flanderized characters will often fall under this trope, as will TV show characters or web show characters that receive too much screen time. A "Scrappy" who replaced a likable member on the team is called a "Replacement Scrappy".

"Scrappies" don't have to be doomed to their status. The writers may change the character to ensure that they are no longer hated if they notice how unlikable the character is. Some alternatives are simply getting rid of the character, giving them a tragic death scene, sending them to a far-away area in the story or turning them into the villain to have the popular characters beat them up. In some very rare cases, "The Scrappy" may be replaced with a "Replacement Scrappy" that is so unlikable that fans will ultimately beg for the old "Scrappy" back.

Notable "Scrappies"

NOTE: Only suggest characters that are hated by the media's fanbase, in one way or another. Personal "Scrappies" will be turned down. GIVE REASONS why they are hated!

  • Scrappy Doo (Scooby-Doo; the trope namer) (irritating, cocky and arrogant character who ended up becoming the villain of the first live-action movie)
  • Samurai (Pokemon) (mean-spirited interloper who rudely interrupted Ash as he was about to catch a Weedle, causing a swarm of angry Beedrills to appear and attack them)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Boom) (needlessly edgy and generic, with little-to-no redeeming qualities or importance to the plot)
  • Slippy Toad (annoying pest with a high-pitched feminine voice)
  • Waluigi (Nintendo games) (has nothing to do with anything, though only hated to a degree)
  • Haiji Towa (Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls) (An awful and coward leader who wanted to destroy the Monokuma kids' controller, which would kill the controlled kids in the process, adding that he's into little girls)
  • Brian Griffin (Family Guy Seasons 7-present) (Family Guy) (became a liberal douchebag who only talks about his beliefs, of course imported from Seth MacFarlane)
  • Peter Griffin (Modern) (Family Guy) (supposedly mentally "retarded", but he is moronic, rude, idiotic, reckless, narcissistic and gets wasted with his drunken friends almost every day)
  • Lois Griffin (Post Season 6) (Family Guy) (just plain unlikable with a nasally, annoying voice)
  • Glenn Quagmire (Season 8-present) (Family Guy) (while the writers tried to improve Brian, Quagmire got worse)
  • Flash Sentry (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls) (hated by bronies for being pointless and a cliched pretty boy whose only purpose was being a love interest for Twilight Sparkle)
  • Peggy Hill (King Of The Hill) (received MASSIVE flanderization, becoming an annoying wife and a terrible mother)
  • SpongeBob Squarepants (Spongebob Squarepants; Seasons 6-8) (annoying, idiotic crybaby)
  • Mr. Krabs (Seasons 6-8) (SpongeBob Squarepants) (puts his love of money over the wellbeing of his employees, even firing SpongeBob just so that he could save a nickel)
  • Patrick Star (SpongeBob Squarepants; Seasons 6-8) (bad best friend, dumb with no charm)
  • Pearl Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants; Seasons 6-8) (prone to excessive crying)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers; Michael Bay Pentalogy) (psychotic killing machine who murders beings in cold blood)
  • Sam Witwicky (Transformers; Michael Bay Pentalogy) (annoying teenage boy/young man who shouts "NO" like 90% of the time)
  • Ironhide (Transformers; Energon) (whiny, immature brat who is also a coward and is overly talkative about his life and his best buddy Kicker)
  • Kicker Jones (Transformers; Energon) (annoying whiny, immature brat who throws temper tantrums and then immediately "apologizes" for his actions and is an unlikeable jerk to the Autobots and his father with the notable exception of Ironhide above)
  • Sarah (Ed, Edd n Eddy) (bratty little girl who treats her older brother and his friends like crap)
  • Stephen and Linda Stotch (South Park) (unfairly ground Butters for petty reasons)
  • Bloo (Season 2 - onwards) (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) (acts like a childish jerk)
  • Bendy (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) (frames the other imaginary friends for his destructive actions and gets away scot-free)
  • Snarf (has a very irritating, grating voice and never shuts up)
  • D.W. Read (Arthur) (self-centered, immature little sister who frequently gets away with making Arthur's life a living hell)
  • Cora (Arthur)) A one-shot character who's abusive to Arthur and D.W.
  • Angel the Bunny (abusive douchebag who's ungrateful to his sweet owner Fluttershy)
  • Mushu (Mulan 2) (successfully broke up Mulan and Shang)
  • Diamond Tiara & Silver Spoon (former "Scrappies" for bullying the CMC, even going as far as to mock Scootaloo's disability)
  • Prince Blueblood (treated Rarity like a piece of trash and acted like a snobby neat-freak, not to mention the fact that he disrespected Applejack's food and publicly humiliated her)
  • Gilda the Griffon (former "Scrappy" who was a huge jerk to everyone in Ponyville who wasn't Rainbow Dash, especially Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, the latter of whom she actually made cry)
  • Reginald the Koala (written like a bad fan-character, with barely anyone in the American Dad! fanbase who likes him)
  • The Gargoyles (Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame) (their only purpose is to serve as annoying, pointless comic reliefs that aren't helpful)
  • Gene (Wreck-It Ralph) (gives Ralph a hard time just for wanting to be respected by the residents in the penthouse, despite being classified as a bad guy)
  • Heihei ("sidekick" to Moana, yet is barely any help to her at all)
  • Poochie (The Simpsons) (irritating and cocky dog; also a "Scrappy" in-universe)
  • Agnes Skinner (The Simpsons) (strict, harsh and bitter)
  • Manny Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) (practically bullies Greg into doing his bidding)
  • Lumpy (Happy Tree Friends) (became a "Scrappy" after the airing of the episode By the Seat of Your Pants, where he killed Fliqpy, an overrated character in the HTF fandom)
  • Chi-Chi (Dragon Ball Z, GT and Super) (obnoxious, arrogant and an extremely overbearing mother to her sons, Gohan and Goten)
  • Jar Jar Binks (Star Wars Prequel Trilogy) ("comic-relief" character who's incredibly unfunny and utterly irritating)
  • Patroklos Alexander (Soul Series) (Soulcalibur V) (whiny brat who killed a innocent man in cold blood, despite being the so-called "protagonist")
  • Deadpool/Weapon XI (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) (in-name-only version of Deadpool who's a complete and utter disgrace to the original)
  • Mamoru Chiba (Sailor Moon) (Is a useless person who does nothing at all for the Sailor Senshi; especially after he left. Also a pedophile towards Usagi.)
  • Ironheart (Marvel Comics) (Is a Mary Sue who has no personality at all who inconsistently replaced Tony Stark/Iron Man.)