Board 8 > Best of the Trope Season 2: Day 86 - Alas, Poor Scrappy

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03/14/19 6:24:41 PM
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Best of the Trope!

Here are the rules. Each day, I will post a trope from TV Tropes, and each poster can name up to three examples of that trope. Whichever nomination gets the most mentions wins! Posters may also name as many Honourable Mentions as they like, but they are purely optional and will not count towards the running score. You may look at the TV Tropes page for that day's trope for examples, but you do not have to pick all your examples from the page. You can nominate whatever examples you like, as long as they qualify for the trope. Each trope will last around 24 hours before the next one goes up.

Posters may also nominate any tropes they wish to see come up during the series. This is optional, and you don't have to do it every day, or at all. Tropes will be randomly selected from the list each day, except for some occasions where I will pick a thematically appropriate trope that may or may not be on the list.

Here's the list of previous tropes, so if you wish to nominate some tropes, check on here that it wasn't previously done.

Trope List:
Filler Villain
Brainwashed and Crazy
Doomed Hometown
Surprisingly Improved Sequel
Creator's Pet
Multi-Armed and Dangerous
Stupid Jetpack Hitler
Fragile Speedster
Fake Ultimate Hero
Narm Charm
Memetic Badass
Light is Not Good
Take That, Scrappy!
Sir Swears-a-lot
Shoo Out the Clowns
Disc One Final Dungeon
Back for the Finale
The Very Definitely Final Dungeon
One Winged Angel
Eleventh Hour Ranger
Grand Finale
03/14/19 6:28:01 PM
The winners of yesterday's trope, Alas, Poor Villain, were Gundham Tanaka (Danganronpa 2), HAL-9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Killmonger (Black Panther), who got 3 votes each.

Previous winners: Day 51 onwards
Big Boo's Haunt: Pokemon Tower (Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow)
Playing With Fire: Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Slippy-Slidey Ice World: Shadow Moses Island Outdoors (Metal Gear Solid), / Cool, Cool Mountain (Super Mario 64), / Freezeezy Peak (Banjo Kazooie), / Great Glacier (Final Fantasy VII) / Ice Cave (Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal)
The Lost Woods: The Lost Woods (Legend of Zelda) / The Forbidden Forest (Harry Potter)
Green Hill Zone: Green Greens (Kirby)
Big Damn Heroes: Franziska arrives with evidence (Ace Attorney) / Thor arrives in Wakanda (Avengers: Infinity War) / The Sand Shinobi saves Sasuke rescue squad (Naruto)
Villainous Rescue: Megamind saves the city (Megamind) / T.Rex attacks the raptors (Jurassic Park)
Generic Doomsday Villain - Doomsday (Superman)
Big Damn Kiss - The upside-down kiss (Spider-Man)
Lovable Sex Maniac - Pepe Le Pew (Looney Tunes) / The Todd (Scrubs)
Freudian Excuse - Magneto is a Holocaust survivor (X-Men) / Doctor Doofenshmirtz's parents didn't show up for his birth (Phineas and Ferb)
Cool Old Lady - Professor McGonagall (Harry Potter)
Gainax Ending - 2001: A Space Odyssey
Vindicated by History - The Shining
Adaptational Badass - Carol Pelletier (The Walking Dead)
Adaptational Wimp - Aquaman (Superfriends)
Wake-Up Call Boss - Deathstroke (Batman: Arkham Origins) / Cerberus (Kingdom Hearts) / Ghirahim (Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
Jump Scare - Mad Piano (Super Mario 64)
Replacement Scrappy - Near and Mello (Death Note) / Raiden (Metal Gear Solid 2 / Playstation All Stars Battle Royale)
Adam Westing - Adam West
Badass Grandpa - Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Badass Bookworm - Sherlock Holmes / Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Back for the Dead - Dobby (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1)
Little Miss Badass - Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender) / Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass) / Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
We Can Rebuild Him - Darth Vader (Star Wars)
Acclaimed Flop - The Shawshank Redemption
Canon Foreigner - Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
Canon Immigrant - Harley Quinn (DC Comics)
Fountain of Memes - CATS (Zero Wing)
Wham Line - I did it thirty-five minutes ago. (Watchmen)
Gangplank Galleon - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Villain Protagonist - Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Beware the Nice Ones - The Iron Giant / Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
Complete Monster - Michael Myers (Halloween)
03/14/19 6:32:48 PM
Today's trope is Alas, Poor Scrappy. Here is the link:

So, that character that nobody likes is finally going to be killed off! This is the moment you thought you'd be rejoicing. Yet... the death scene is so well done that you actually find yourself feeling sad or so brutal that you find yourself horrified! Expect to read a lot of messageboard posts saying "I never thought I'd cry at X's death, but I was bawling so loud I woke the neighbors."

TL,DR: A disliked character is killed off, but the audience feels bad for their death.

Steve Burnside (Resident Evil: Code Veronica)
Shigechi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
Jason Todd (Batman)
03/14/19 6:36:41 PM
Joffrey Baratheon

Is it possible to feel pity and ecstacy at the same time?
"You're stronger than you believe. Don't let your fear own you. Own yourself." - Michelle Hodkin
03/14/19 7:26:38 PM
Tommy Turtle (Archie Sonic)
Bridget Parker (Neighbours)
I'll get back up for good this time and I ain't comin' down...
03/14/19 7:39:12 PM
Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)

God, he was the fucking worst, but looking back... he actually had good ideas, most notably seeing Daenerys before being shut down by Tywin. Not to mention his death was legitimately hard to watch, and the people who took his place weren't exactly better.

Dobby (Harry Potter)
Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
Khal Kirby, warlord of the Super Star Khalasar
PSN/Steam: CheddarBBQ
03/14/19 7:49:57 PM
Almost everything is a spoiler for this trope imo

Anyway, People don't like Code Geass Shirley? news to me

Shirley (Code Geass)
Ruruka (Danganronpa 3)
03/14/19 7:57:33 PM
Universe 2's erasure (Dragonball Super)
LOL!!!! I hope that's a joke....names don't get more n00bish than that
03/14/19 8:14:47 PM
I feel like I didn't quite gain perspective on Joffrey until I played the Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings and realized you can make Joffrey a perfectly functional person by A) removing Cersei from his life and B) removing Cersei from his life
We are thought, and reality, and concept, and the unimaginable
03/14/19 8:25:17 PM
Johnbobb posted...
Dobby (Harry Potter)

Dunno if I would call him disliked, unless you mean personally.

Dunno of I can vote on this one because I dont really know the fanbases for these types of characters too well, but I did just think of a great one for yesterday. Oh well.
Score: There goes bracket
03/14/19 9:31:11 PM
Dobby (Harry Potter)

I'm a huge HP fan and I hated this character in the movies. In the books he's a great character with some dveelopment and story and the scene is even worse. In the movie he's just super fucking irritating and I think he fits the trope perfectly.
03/15/19 3:50:36 AM
Jason Todd (Batman)
Kampfmaschine Advokaiser punched my lights out in the 2018 Guru.
My bracket was soft... just like my heart!
03/15/19 3:55:38 AM
Rankings so far:
Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones) - 2 votes
Dobby (Harry Potter) - 2 votes
Jason Todd (Batman) - 2 votes
Steve Burnside (Resident Evil: Code Veronica)
Shigechi (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
Tommy Turtle (Archie Sonic)
Bridget Parker (Neighbours)
Merle Dixon (The Walking Dead)
Shirley (Code Geass)
Ruruka (Danganronpa 3)
Universe 2's erasure (Dragonball Super)
03/15/19 4:04:19 AM
Steve Burnside (Resident Evil: Code Veronica)
Laurel Lance (Arrow)
I'm the one to blame, for when I felt that way, standing in the pouring rain
03/15/19 10:05:19 AM
Laurel Lance
Kampfmaschine Advokaiser punched my lights out in the 2018 Guru.
My bracket was soft... just like my heart!
03/15/19 10:06:22 AM
Shigechi (JoJo)
"One toot on this whistle will take you to a far away land."
-Toad, SMB3
03/15/19 10:13:42 AM
Fi (Skyward Sword)
"That's Engarde hairflip metal detector tier btw"
03/15/19 12:11:08 PM
5tarscream posted...
Dobby (Harry Potter)

I'm a huge HP fan and I hated this character in the movies. In the books he's a great character with some dveelopment and story and the scene is even worse. In the movie he's just super fucking irritating and I think he fits the trope perfectly.

Agreed, although I've never watched the movies. I just didn't like him in the books.
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