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20th Jan '16 10:55:36 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* Arguably, Severus Snape in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. While the Voldemort takeover of the magical world leads to a harsh regime (for the non-Slytherins, at least), the fact that Mudbloods and Mugglelovers are there ''at all'' suggests he was able to protect them somewhat.
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* Arguably, Severus Snape in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. While the Voldemort takeover of the magical world leads to a harsh regime (for the non-Slytherins, at least), the fact that Mudbloods and Mugglelovers are there ''at all'' suggests he was able to protect them somewhat. [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope Dumbeldore actually made Snape promise to be this before his death.]]]]
31st Aug '15 1:59:54 PM MarsJenkar
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Sinclair leaving turned out not to be due to executive meddling, but medical issues.
** Captain John Sheridan in the first few episodes of season 2: The alien ambassadors don't like him, many of the crew doesn't trust him, the Minbari ''hate'' him, but about half a season later, he has earned their trust so much that some of them would even die for him. This is partially a matter of narrative convenience; Sheridan is taking over for [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Captain Sinclair, whose actor proved unpopular with both the executives and audience]], so stories that relied on the crew's loyalty to Sinclair had to be reworked to accommodate Sheridan. {{Invoked}}:
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** Captain John Sheridan in the first few episodes of season 2: The alien ambassadors don't like him, many of the crew doesn't trust him, the Minbari ''hate'' him, but about half a season later, he has earned their trust so much that some of them would even die for him. This is partially a matter of narrative convenience; Sheridan is taking over for [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Captain Sinclair, whose actor proved unpopular was forced to leave the series to deal with both the executives and audience]], schizophrenia]], so stories that relied on the crew's loyalty to Sinclair had to be reworked to accommodate Sheridan. {{Invoked}}:
15th Aug '15 4:12:20 PM Odacon_Spy
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-->'''Homer''': Mr Burns' reign of terror is over! Now begins MY reign of terr...\\
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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer''': Mr Burns' reign of terror is over! Now begins MY reign of terr...\\
15th Aug '15 4:12:00 PM Odacon_Spy
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->''Homer: Mr Burns' reign of terror is over! Now begins MY reign of terr...'' ->''The crowd gasps'' ->''Homer: ...riffic management!'' ->''Carl: I thought he was gonna say terror.'' ->''Lenny: Nah, I didn't think he was going that way.''
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->''Homer: -->'''Homer''': Mr Burns' reign of terror is over! Now begins MY reign of terr...'' ->''The \\ ''The crowd gasps'' ->''Homer: ...gasps''\\ '''Homer''': ...riffic management!'' ->''Carl: management!\\ '''Carl''': I thought he was gonna say terror.'' ->''Lenny: \\ '''Lenny''': Nah, I didn't think he was going that way.''
9th Jul '15 7:39:28 AM Astfgl407
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** Played with in an episode where Homer takes over the power plant. ->''Homer: Mr Burns' reign of terror is over! Now begins MY reign of terr...'' ->''The crowd gasps'' ->''Homer: ...riffic management!'' ->''Carl: I thought he was gonna say terror.'' ->''Lenny: Nah, I didn't think he was going that way.''
21st Jun '15 9:12:35 AM MechWarrior
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* In ''Chu- Bra!!'', Tsukamoto-sensei finally is shown in this light. She ''does'' appreciate underwear, she just didn't comfortable with the idea of such young girls showing their underwear in public. Given the characters' ages, it is quite justified.
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* In ''Chu- Bra!!'', Tsukamoto-sensei finally is shown in this light. She ''does'' appreciate underwear, she just didn't wasn't comfortable with the idea of such young girls showing their underwear in public. Given the characters' ages, it is quite justified.

** Even Manning comes across as this, to a lesser degree, in the first movie; at first he's a whiny, self-important ObstructiveBureaucrat, but, when worst comes to worst, he has the guts to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome throw a big metal cog]] into [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ruprecht]] [[StupidJetpackHitler Kroenen's]] face, saving the Big Red's tail in doing so.
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** Even Manning comes across as this, to a lesser degree, in the first movie; at first he's a whiny, self-important ObstructiveBureaucrat, but, when worst comes to worst, he has the guts to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome throw a big metal cog]] into [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ruprecht]] [[StupidJetpackHitler Kroenen's]] face, saving the Big Red's tail in doing so.

* {{Sharpe}} does this occasionally, most notably in his first encounter with Cpt. Frederickson.

* Lizzi in ''{{Greek}}''...but only to Casey, whom she steers towards a way to return Frannie to the house and thus eliminate her.
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* Lizzi in ''{{Greek}}''...''{{Series/Greek}}''...but only to Casey, whom she steers towards a way to return Frannie to the house and thus eliminate her.

* Lane Pryce of ''MadMen'' comes in at the beginning of Season 3 as the hated representative of Sterling Cooper's new British overlords, Putnam, Powell, and Lowe. PPL's vision for Sterling Cooper clashes at times with that of Roger Sterling and Don Draper, and in any case Pryce is responsible for making painful cutbacks and changes. He is naturally not very popular at first. By the end of Season 3, he's realized that he'll be sidelined by PPL (who are selling Sterling Cooper to advertising MegaCorp [=McCann=] Erickson[[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCann_Erickson real firm]], by the way[[/note]]) and joins Sterling, Cooper, and Draper in starting an entirely new agency: Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.
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* Lane Pryce of ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' comes in at the beginning of Season 3 as the hated representative of Sterling Cooper's new British overlords, Putnam, Powell, and Lowe. PPL's vision for Sterling Cooper clashes at times with that of Roger Sterling and Don Draper, and in any case Pryce is responsible for making painful cutbacks and changes. He is naturally not very popular at first. By the end of Season 3, he's realized that he'll be sidelined by PPL (who are selling Sterling Cooper to advertising MegaCorp [=McCann=] Erickson[[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCann_Erickson real firm]], by the way[[/note]]) and joins Sterling, Cooper, and Draper in starting an entirely new agency: Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

* Lane Pryce of ''MadMen'' comes {{Literature/Sharpe}} does this occasionally, most notably in at the beginning of Season 3 as the hated representative of Sterling Cooper's new British overlords, Putnam, Powell, and Lowe. PPL's vision for Sterling Cooper clashes at times his first encounter with that of Roger Sterling and Don Draper, and in any case Pryce is responsible for making painful cutbacks and changes. He is naturally not very popular at first. By the end of Season 3, he's realized that he'll be sidelined by PPL (who are selling Sterling Cooper to advertising MegaCorp [=McCann=] Erickson[[note]][[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCann_Erickson real firm]], by the way[[/note]]) and joins Sterling, Cooper, and Draper in starting an entirely new agency: Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.Cpt. Frederickson.

* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', Elder merchant Gilder begins as a bad tempered and seemingly petty leader -- but was revealed later to be a character sincerely looking out for the best interests of his home village.
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* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', Elder merchant Gilder begins as a bad tempered and seemingly petty leader -- but was revealed later to be a character sincerely looking out for the best interests of his home village.

* Norma, the new manager of the titular ''{{Multiplex}}'', turns out to be less unsympathetic than she originally comes across.
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* Norma, the new manager of the titular ''{{Multiplex}}'', ''{{Webcomic/Multiplex}}'', turns out to be less unsympathetic than she originally comes across.

* Turns out to be the case with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in the Chick's ''{{Transformers}}''-''{{Bratz}}'' arc. He tranquilizes her and locks her in his basement to make her watch the latter movie, but it transpires that he just wanted her to be proud of herself for being able to sit through it. Aww? Aww.
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* Turns out to be the case with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic in the Chick's ''{{Transformers}}''-''{{Bratz}}'' ''{{Franchise/Transformers}}''-''{{Franchise/Bratz}}'' arc. He tranquilizes her and locks her in his basement to make her watch the latter movie, but it transpires that he just wanted her to be proud of herself for being able to sit through it. Aww? Aww.

* In ''MaxSteel and the Mutant Menace'', Faron Ferro, [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Jefferson Smith's]] replacement as Max's boss, begins as an aggressive control freak whose attitude collides with Max's free spirit, but they get along after having some words during a training session.
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* In ''MaxSteel ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel and the Mutant Menace'', Faron Ferro, [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Jefferson Smith's]] replacement as Max's boss, begins as an aggressive control freak whose attitude collides with Max's free spirit, but they get along after having some words during a training session.
19th Jun '15 2:37:20 PM MagBas
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** Incidentally, this is what led to the show's famous JumpingTheShark. Many of the fans wanted to see Walken to stay on longer and go through a full StoryArc, seeing for himself what the weight of the Presidency feels like. Hints of this are seen when he asks 'his' secretary, "So when do we get to the fun stuff?" in a half-joking manner, and she simply looks at him as if to say, "What fun stuff?". Him backing down from that look is probably his best moment. But then Zoey is rescued, hugs and kisses and high-fives all around, and Bartlet comes back into office riding the MoodWhiplash. Very disappointing, though understandable, as it was unlikely that the show's already overextended budget could support John Goodman for more than the occasional cameo episode.
14th Jun '15 5:35:08 PM nombretomado
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* In JackCampbell's ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series, once the naval forces get over their reaction to John Geary as the KingInTheMountain, they resent the changes he makes, from insisting on saluting to making them fight in formation and stay in place even when they could win glory by attacking. At one point, he explicitly thinks that they thought that Black Jack could come back and save them all without changing anything.
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* In JackCampbell's Creator/JohnHemry's ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series, once the naval forces get over their reaction to John Geary as the KingInTheMountain, they resent the changes he makes, from insisting on saluting to making them fight in formation and stay in place even when they could win glory by attacking. At one point, he explicitly thinks that they thought that Black Jack could come back and save them all without changing anything.
12th Mar '15 4:17:13 PM hbi2k
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** Captain John Sheridan in the first few episodes season 2: The alien ambassadors don't like him, many of the crew doesn't trust him, the Minbari ''hate'' him, but about half a season later, he has earned their trust so much that some of them would even die for him. Very, very intentional from Straczynski, as he knew for a fact that the viewers would have about the same reaction. At the same time, this trope is downplayed with Commander Ivanova being thrilled to see him, having served with him previously on Mars. *** This is an InvokedTrope:
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** Captain John Sheridan in the first few episodes of season 2: The alien ambassadors don't like him, many of the crew doesn't trust him, the Minbari ''hate'' him, but about half a season later, he has earned their trust so much that some of them would even die for him. Very, very intentional from Straczynski, as he knew for a fact that the viewers would have about the same reaction. At the same time, this trope is downplayed with Commander Ivanova being thrilled to see him, having served with him previously on Mars. *** him. This is an InvokedTrope:partially a matter of narrative convenience; Sheridan is taking over for [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Captain Sinclair, whose actor proved unpopular with both the executives and audience]], so stories that relied on the crew's loyalty to Sinclair had to be reworked to accommodate Sheridan. {{Invoked}}:

** Done again in Season 5 with the introduction of Captain Lochley. Just as was mentioned in the description, one of the first things she does upon taking command is to criticize Sheridan's apparently "sloppy" management of the station. *** Of course, it's later revealed that she still has some personal issues with Sheridan, namely that [[spoiler:she was his first wife for all of 3 months]].
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** Done again in Season 5 with the introduction of Captain Lochley. Just as was mentioned in the description, one of the first things she does upon taking command is to criticize Sheridan's apparently "sloppy" management of the station. *** station. Of course, it's later revealed that she still has some personal issues with Sheridan, namely that [[spoiler:she was his first wife for all of 3 months]].
12th Mar '15 4:03:57 PM hbi2k
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when Captain Edward Jellico is given command of the Enterprise while Picard and some of the senior staff are sent on a Black Op. This starts out looking like a TyrantTakesTheHelm plot when he immediately starts to change everyone's duty roster until they can barely see straight, tells Troi to put on a uniform instead of parading around in her [[{{Fanservice}} lavender bunny suit]] [[note]] To the absolute DELIGHT of the actress, if not the character[[/note]], tells off Riker when he tries to question one of his orders, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking demands that someone "get rid of the damned fish" in Picard's office]]. But Jellico then goes on to prove himself to be just as good as Picard when he sees through several layers of Cardassian deception, tricks the Cardassian fleet into a minefield, and gets Picard out of a prison camp in exchange for letting the fleet go. By the time he does go back to his old ship, half the crew wonders if they might want to go with him. (And Troi [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore never wears her old costume again]] for the rest of the series.) ** Although Jellico proves himself to be a reasonably competent commander (although his refusal to confirm Picard was acting under orders and save him from torture is dubious on any level), it's debatable whether any of the crew actually grew to like him: Even the writers acknowledged that most of Jellico's PetTheDog moments fell flat, he never really progresses beyond a standoffish relationship with the crew and his last major scene with Riker involves them exchanging TheReasonYouSuck speeches.
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': ** When Captain Edward Jellico is given command of the Enterprise while Picard and some of the senior staff are sent on a Black Op. This starts out looking like a TyrantTakesTheHelm plot when he immediately starts to change everyone's duty roster until they can barely see straight, tells Troi to put on a uniform instead of parading around in her [[{{Fanservice}} lavender bunny suit]] [[note]] To the absolute DELIGHT of the actress, if not the character[[/note]], tells off Riker when he tries to question one of his orders, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking demands that someone "get rid of the damned fish" in Picard's office]]. But Jellico then goes on to prove himself to be just as good as Picard a very effective officer when he sees through several layers of Cardassian deception, tricks the Cardassian fleet into a minefield, and gets Picard out of a prison camp in exchange for letting the fleet go. By the time he does go back to his old ship, half the crew wonders if they might want to go with him. (And Troi [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore never wears her old costume again]] for the rest of the series.) ** Although Jellico proves himself to be a reasonably competent commander (although his refusal to confirm Picard was acting under orders and save him from torture is dubious on any level), it's debatable whether any of the crew actually grew to like him: Even the writers acknowledged that most of Jellico's PetTheDog moments fell flat, he never really progresses beyond a standoffish relationship with the crew and his last major scene with Riker involves them exchanging TheReasonYouSuck speeches.go.
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