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.

Reasons for a character being a Scrappy

  • Highly mean-spirited and becoming a Karma Houdini.
  • Becomes the catalyst of problems that puts her/him and other around them in danger even if it's unintentional.
  • Is highly dumb and helpless, even in the simplest of tasks and situations.
  • Being very annoying when generally presenting him/herself with an emotion that constitutes her/his character such as always being nice, angry, spoilt etc.
  • A comic relief who is often unfunny with the comedy delivered.
  • Is a Load who often hinders the main character's goals when grouped together.
  • The character is a child who is only there to appeal to younger audiences in a case of pandering, especially if they are not the main demographic. This is especially evident when they accompany the main characters where it often overlaps with the Load.
  • Engages in something taboo that is done in a glorifying and unironic manner in-universe.
  • A stereotype of a certain group, especially a marginalized one.
  • A replacement of an established character who is nothing more than a carbon copy of said established character.
  • A character who used to be likeable before being subjected to Flanderization where a single trait (usually a negative one) becomes their dominant characteristic that virtually or completely defines them.
  • Contributing little-to-nothing with the plot.
  • Being bland and lacking charisma in comparison to other characters.
  • Is a Mary Sue/Gary Stu.
  • Has too many flaws. While this is often well-intentioned on the part of the creators to make a character three-dimensional and avoiding Mary Sue/Gary Stu characteristics, the character needs a fair amount of strengths as well to make him/her likeable.

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!

  • Zoe (Sesame Street) (a monster who treats her inanimate rock like a friend, going so far as to name it "Rocco" and make excuses to be friends with it)
  • Abby Cadabby (Sesame Street) (an overly cutesy fairy Muppet who was only made because the crew wanted the show to have more prominent female Muppets and believes that magic will solve all her friends' problems)
  • Scrappy Doo (Scooby-Doo; the trope namer) (an 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 (Star Fox) (annoying pest with a high-pitched feminine voice)
  • Wolfoo (A complete jerk to anyone he runs into, treats them like absolute crap, possibly even worse than Bufo)
  • Kirby (Kirby's Avalanche/Kirby's Ghost Trap) (Treats EVERYONE around him like dirt and never ever gets any comeuppance at all)
  • Pencilmate (Pencilmation) (Annoying idiot who almost always says "HAA, HA-HA!" and treats people like shit)
  • Pencilmiss (Pencilmation) (Rude Karen who is rude towards people, even Pencilmate himself)
  • Carter Blake (Heavy Rain) (An aggressive jerk who gets away with beating up innocent suspects)
  • Haiji Towa (Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls) (An awful and cowardly leader who wanted to destroy the Monokuma kids' controller, which would kill the controlled kids in the process, whilst also admitting that he's a pedophile)
  • Elmo (Sesame Street) (an annoying character who has pushed all the other Muppets into the background and over-commercialized a non-profit, commercial-free show)
  • Brian Griffin (Family Guy, Seasons 8-present) (He became a liberal douchebag who only talks about his beliefs, of course imported from Seth MacFarlane)
  • Bufo (Wolfoo) (nasty bully who treats Wolfoo and his friends like crap)
  • Peter Griffin (Family Guy, Seasons 8-present) (He is now supposedly mentally "retarded", but he is moronic, rude, idiotic, reckless, narcissistic and gets wasted with his drunken friends almost every day)
  • Lois Griffin (Family Guy, Seasons 8-present) (She became just plain unlikable with a nasally, annoying voice)
  • Flash Sentry (My Little Pony) (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 & 7) (annoying, idiotic crybaby)
  • Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob Squarepants; Seasons 6-10) (puts his love of money over the wellbeing of his employees, even firing SpongeBob just so that he could save a nickel)
  • Master Frown (Unikitty!) (A villain who likes to spread misery all over the Unikingdom, which constantly fails all the time at the end, Thankfully, he had now redeemed himself at the end of "The Birthday To End All Birthdays" 2-part finale)
  • FeeBee (Unkitty!) (A hypocritical flower bee hybrid who refuses to sell her flowers to people)
  • Four (Battle For BFDI 1-29) (selfish, obnoxious, heartless blue number who treats almost everyone like garbage and has no problem being a gigantic jerk of a host)
  • Gelatin (BFB 1-16) (obnoxious, selfish, uncaring, immature prick who acts like an absolute nuisance towards almost everyone he comes across)
  • Patrick Star (SpongeBob Squarepants; Seasons 6-8) (bad best friend, dumb with no charm)
  • Pearl Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants; Seasons 6 & 7) (prone to excessive crying)
  • Optimus Prime (Transformers; Michael Bay Pentalogy) (psychotic killing machine who has no qualms about murdering other Transformers in cold blood)
  • Sam Witwicky (Transformers; Michael Bay Pentalogy) (annoying teenage boy/young man who shouts "NO, NO, NO!" like 90% of the time)
  • Memetchi (Tamagotchi TV Series: Season 1B-present) (Selfish and bossy jerk who treats her friends badly)
  • Ironhide (Transformers; Energon) (whiny, immature brat who is also a coward and is overly talkative about his life and his best buddy Kicker Jones)
  • 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)
  • Sarah (Ed, Edd n Eddy) (bratty little girl who treats her older brother and her friends like crap)
  • Stephen and Linda Stotch (South Park) (unfairly ground Butters for petty reasons)
  • Hajime Nagumo (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest) (An angsty emo warrior who thinks his classmates betrayed him)
  • Reginald "Shark" Kastle (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) (An arrogant emo who steals people's decks and brutally defeats duelists)
  • Yuma Tsukimo (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) (A whiny duelist that is very annoying and complains so much of trying to be a better duelist. Also, he keeps complaining too much)
  • Blooregard Q. Kazoo (Seasons 2-6) (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) (acts like a childish jerk)
  • Bendy (Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends) (He's a troublemaker who frames the other imaginary friends for his destructive actions and gets away scot-free with his behavior)
  • Golly Gopher (Re-Animated/Out of Jimmy's Head) (An absolute jerk who only cares about himself and how popular he is. Basically Bloo as a rodent.)
  • Peppermint Larry (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack) (According to TV Tropes, he is hated by fans for being too childish and delusional.)
  • Snarf (ThunderCats) (A Thunderian who has a very irritating, grating voice and never shuts up every time he's on-screen)
  • 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 (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) (abusive douchebag who's ungrateful to his sweet owner Fluttershy)
  • Mushu (Mulan 2) (successfully broke up Mulan and Shang)
  • Diamond Tiara & Silver Spoon (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) (former "Scrappies" for bullying the CMC, even going as far as to mock Scootaloo's disability)
  • Prince Blueblood (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) (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 (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) (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 (American Dad!) (written like a bad fan-character, with barely anyone in the American Dad! fanbase who likes him)
  • Gene (Wreck-It Ralph) (A Nicelander who 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 (Moana) ("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) (A grumpy mother who acts strict, harsh and bitter towards her son Seymour)
  • Manny Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) (A jerkish brat that 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/Flippy, an overrated character in the HTF fandom)
  • Nanny (Count Duckula) (A very cruel hen housekeeper who is idiotic, crazy, dumb, lazy, and cruel. She is notable that she is a BIG huge jerk to Count Duckula and Igor)
  • 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)
  • Drago Wolf (Archie Sonic) (He acted abusive towards Hershey, and he nearly killed Sally and framed Sonic)
  • Ren Akamichi (Kamen Rider Saber) (is an annoying douche who thinks that only strength can bring justice and constantly talks/simps about Kento Fukamiya)
  • Patroklos Alexander (Soulcalibur V) (whiny brat who killed an 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) (useless person who does nothing at all for the Sailor Senshi, especially after he left.)
  • Ironheart (Marvel Comics) (Mary Sue who has no personality at all who replaced Tony Stark/Iron Man after he was killed by Captain Marvel.)
  • Kiddy Kong (Donkey Kong) (blatant copy of Donkey Kong, who also has an annoying cry, a goofy character design and far less charm than DK.)
  • Tokkori (Kirby) (He acts rude towards Kirby and bosses him around a lot. Hell, his own page even considers him a Scrappy!)
  • Jet the Hawk (Sonic Free Riders) (He became one in that game for acting extremely rude, selfish and crabby towards other characters.)
  • Omochao (Sonic the Hedgehog) (He was originally hated in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes for being annoying. That is, until he redeemed himself in the original Sonic Riders, and became less annoying and more likable (or at least tolerable) in the 2010s Sonic games)
  • Jr. Troopa (Paper Mario) (He stalks Mario during his adventures and forces him to battle him six times. In fact, he could also be considered a "Stalker Without a Crush".)
  • Big Tex Arkana (Buddy Thunderstruck) (Does a lot of illegal stuff in earlier episodes, such as hiring two underpaid people (Buddy and Darnell) without any money to pay him just for them to became repo men and take people's items away, even though they've already brought them from his pawn shop correctly so that Buddy and Darnell can get their own stuff back).
  • Minilla (Godzilla franchise) (Creator's Pet created as a child appeal character in a franchise with nuclear origins. He only does nothing but whine, cause trouble and beg help from his adoptive father Godzilla after he caused it. His presence in the Godzilla franchise felt out of place.)
  • Spinosaurus (Jurassic Park III) (Villain Sue who was created to replace the T-Rex as the mascot of the franchise.)
  • Zilla (Godzilla 1998) (Inferior representation of Godzilla who is a disgrace to the original, now considered a separate character by Toho)
  • Light Turner (Netflix's Death Note) (Similar to Zilla above, except he's a poorly-written, whiny protagonist.)
  • Dani Ramos (Terminator: Dark Fate) (A feminist propaganda character created to replace the now-deceased John Connor as the leader of the Human Resistance.)
  • Dale Collins (Alien Vs Predator: Requiem) (A generic jock who takes Ricky Howard's car keys to the sewer for smittening his girlfriend.)
  • Tomoo (Elfen Lied) (Abusive, sadistic bully who harasses Lucy for no good reason and murders her puppy out of cold blood without any remorse.)
  • Barry Allen (The Flash 2014) (Irresponsible idiot who desperately has a victim complex.)
  • Tony Woodward (The Flash 2014) (Generic bully of Barry Allen/The Flash who beats him up for no reason.)
  • Sean Smith (Superman & Lois) (Generic jock who antagonizes Superman's sons, Jordan and Jon. He even calls Jordan "Short-Stack" for smittening her girlfriend, Sarah Lang-Cushing.)
  • Kensuke Mochida (Reborn!) (One-shotted chauvinistic school kendo captain who treats Tsuna like a loser.)
  • Nezu Dohachiro (Reborn!) (Tsuna's teacher who thinks those who failed an exam deserved to be expelled.)
  • Harry (A Monster Calls) (A sadistic bully of Conor who is considered invisible to his class.)
  • Taylor (I Kill Giants) (Cliched delinquent/bully who enjoys beating up Barbara.)
  • Frank Palicky (Rick and Morty) (Murderous bully who attempts to scar Morty for life.)
  • Stevie Kosgrov (I Funny) (Cliched bully relative who makes fun of Jamie and a would-be murderer.)
  • Jungho (The Devil's Boy) (Unheroic, vengeful boy who tortures his bullies who tortured him too.)
  • Jae Galhwa (The Devil's Boy) (Violent, sadistic bully and delinquent who tormented and tortured Jungho to the point of making a deal with the devil to get revenge on him.)
  • Jae Galhyun (The Devil's Boy) (Discipliner who abuses his son to the point of keeping up his studies and keeping his wife and his son's friends out of trouble.)
  • John Doe (UnOrdinary) (Ruthless violent teenager who wants to beat up people who bullied him during childhood.)
  • Zeke (UnOrdinary) (Sadistic bully who wants to become powerful.)
  • The Jackal (Marvel Comics) (Generic scientist who wants to create clones after Gwen Stacy died.)
  • Sarina Shizukume (Magical Girl Site) (Cruel, sadistic bully who uses her friends to bully Aya for no good reason and murders Aya's cat, Mya.)
  • Kaname Asagiri (Magical Girl Site) (Crueler than Sarina, Kaname is a sadistic torturer with a God Complex and sadistic tendencies to beat up Aya because his father was abusive for not meeting up his education.)
  • Melissa Maina Matsuhiro (Magical Girl Site) (Young loan shark who steals money from others like her bullied victim and classmate, Kayo.)
  • Jiro Asagiri (Magical Girl Site) (Neglects Aya and pressures Kaname into studying by hitting him if he doesn't study perfectly.)
  • Minoru Mineta (My Hero Academia) (Lecherous pervert who frequently attempts to grope his female classmates and once made a sexual comment about a six-year-old girl.)
  • Momo Hinamori (Bleach) (Annoying, whiny damsel who keeps obsessing over her former captain Sosuke Aizen, who actually tried to kill her)
  • NiCO (Dead or Alive) (A weak villain characterization, who is obsessed with reviving her dead father.)
  • Princess Oom (Planet Sheen) (A loud, obnoxious two-faced Zeenuian who has an inexplicable crush on Sheen and constantly tries to lick him without his consent)
  • Buck Cluck (A bad father who neglects his son's wellbeing in favor of his own reputation and only comes around after he's done something that he can benefit his public image with.)
  • Solid and Nebra Silva (Black Clover) (Mean-spirited and highly egotistical siblings who abuse their little sister Noelle for her lack of controlling her Water Magic since childhood, and they, along with their eldest brother and captain Nozel, believe that they are superior to those who are lower ranked, especially the Black Bulls.)
  • Starman3 (SMG4) (He was originally a well-liked character due to his dynamics with the other characters, but when it was revealed that his real life counterpart was a pedophile, and the fact that he forced SMG4 to be in the videos, his image has been permanently tainted, and many fans tend to despise him for his actions, and they even started to hate on the character due to the fact that his real life counterpart being a pedophile, given the fact that the character is based off the real person, and the SMG4 Reddit and Discord tend to get angry when he is mentioned.)
  • Francis (SMG4) (While this was the intention, he is despised by many fans due to his actions in the Anime Arc as its main antagonist, such as torturing and kidnapping other Inklings, him attempting murder on them, attempting genocide, attempting murder on Meggy, killing Desti, and not showing remorse for his actions, and finally him lacking likable and good qualities as a person. This made fans, specifically fans of Meggy and Desti, extremely angry at him, and despise him for his actions, not helping unlike other arc villains, he doesn't get redemption in the end, and instead gets killed off by Saiko after she puts him in one of his machines, and turns on the zuccer, killing him off.)
  • Susan Wojcicki (SMG4) (While she is a parody of the real person, she is hated due to her mean spirited actions, and her always being a massive jerk to Mario, with absolutely no remorse. She also never gets her comeuppance, making her a karma houdini.)
  • Malty S. Melromarc (The Rising of the Shield Hero) (Betrayed Naofumi Iwatani and falsely framed him for the attempt of raping her for no other visible reason other than always deceiving, manipulating, and insulting others as a hobby)
  • Marvin (Marvin Marvin) (An extremely annoying and immature alien who is basically the same character as Fred sans the squeaky voice)
  • Zoey (Playing With Fire) (A crybaby who whines a lot whenever she hear or saw something dangerous)
  • Yamai Ren (Komi Can't Communicate) (A perverted stalker who is a simp and too obsessed with Komi Shouko, not only she's a huge jerk to Tadano Hitohito, she even kidnaps him and threatens to kill him)
  • Zero (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) (A nerd with an annoying voice, a petty rivalry, and being host to some of the worst missions in the game)
  • Sweet Johnson (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) (A selfish gangster who constantly treats his brother CJ like trash, shows no gratitude towards CJ for breaking him out of prison, and is shown to be a poor leader of the Grove Street Families)
  • Lee Na-yeon (All of Us Are Dead) (A spoiled and stubborn rich girl who hated Han Gyeong-su for no reason, worst of all, she infected Gyeong-su with zombie blood just to prove herself to be "right", while Gyeong-su was making sure her and the group are safe)

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