You all know him and hate him: That one annoying character who ruins an ensemble and makes you wish for his death. Even worse if he's the author's favorite. I confess I tend to have higher tolerances for some Scrappies than I see in other people, though I guess I wouldn't hear as much from the tolerant people. This thread is open for you to talk about all the things that make you grind your teeth, or just post flames for your least favorite characters in epic verse.
Something I find that takes the edge off a Scrappy: The rest of the cast is visibly annoyed by him and find humorous ways to express their contempt or just twitch uncomfortably as they try to get him out of their hair.
Traits that tend to add Scrappy points for me:
Team Pet: When the pet's useless, there's no point. Even worse if the pet's loud and counterproductive.
Talkative: Having a lot to say is okay, but it'd better be meaningful. Silence is golden when the situation gets serious.
Bad jokes. Especially bad puns.
Useless in a fight, but insists on coming along anyway, or worse, thinks he's the primary contributor when he isn't. Help my sympathies if they're knowingly trying to overcome their problem.
Clingy Crush: If one of these somehow ends up happening, it'll get shot down very quickly.
Not a Team Player: If the team makes a plan, there'd better be a good reason for deviation.