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24th Jun '16 11:58:45 PM CaptEquinox
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* ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'', the long-awaited sequel to ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', reveals that [[spoiler:Atticus Finch -- who was famously portrayed in the previous book was a kind, compassionate, racially-colorblind soul -- was insanely bigoted against black people all along and even ''attended a KKK meeting''. To say that the now-grown Scout doesn't take it well upon realizing this is an ''understatement''.]]

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* ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'', the long-awaited sequel first draft to ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'', has been mistaken for a sequel by millions of readers -- partly because it takes place years after TKAM so Scout is an adult returning to Maycomb.[[note]]Harper Lee's publisher told her that the flashback sequences to Scout's childhood were best, and had her write the entire book from that perspective. Lee drastically revised the characters and incidents in the process.[[/note]] This initial draft reveals that [[spoiler:Atticus Finch -- who was famously portrayed in the previous book was TKAM as a kind, compassionate, racially-colorblind soul -- was originally written as insanely bigoted against black people all along and along, even ''attended ''attending a KKK meeting''. To say that the now-grown Scout doesn't take it well upon realizing this is an ''understatement''.]]
23rd Jun '16 1:24:33 AM gewunomox
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* TheWho's ''{{Quadrophenia}}'' brings us the Ace Face, a mod whom Jimmy, the album's protagonist, idolized during the Mod days. When he meets him later, he finds that he's sold out and is now a bell boy. The whole album is about Jimmy being let down by his idols.

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* TheWho's ''{{Quadrophenia}}'' Music/TheWho's ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}'' brings us the Ace Face, a mod whom Jimmy, the album's protagonist, idolized during the Mod days. When he meets him later, he finds that he's sold out and is now a bell boy. The whole album is about Jimmy being let down by his idols.



* Mentioned in Music/DanielAmos's “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (from ''Music/VoxHumana''):

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* Mentioned in Music/DanielAmos's “The "The Incredible Shrinking Man” Man" (from ''Music/VoxHumana''):



And so the pressure’s on to make no mistake\\

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And so the pressure’s pressure's on to make no mistake\\



You’re gonna fall\\
You’re much too small

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You’re You're gonna fall\\
You’re You're much too small
19th Jun '16 8:00:35 PM vh1660924
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* In TransformersDevastation, [[spoiler:it's revealed that Optimus and all other Autobots looked up to Nova Prime as an idealistic figure...until he became corrupted and Shockwave spilled the beans that it was ''he'' who wanted Earth to be terraformed into a new Cybertron.]]
17th Jun '16 11:58:49 AM Fallingwater
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* ''Disney/BigHero6'': [[spoiler:Hiro idolized Professor Callaghan to the point of giving up underground robot fights to study under him at Tadashi's college. Unfortunately, Callaghan stole Hiro's microbots project for personal reasons and started a fire to cover his tracks, which resulted in Tadashi's death when he tried to save Callaghan. When confronted about this, Callaghan tells Hiro right in his face that it was Tadashi's own fault for dying. In the resulting violent (though understandable) fit of HeroicBSOD Hiro orders Baymax to destroy Callaghan. Callaghan only narrowly survives because Hiro's friends intervene.]]

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* ''Disney/BigHero6'': [[spoiler:Hiro idolized Professor Callaghan to the point of giving up underground robot fights to study under him at Tadashi's college. Unfortunately, Callaghan stole Hiro's microbots project for personal reasons and started a fire to cover his tracks, which resulted in Tadashi's death when he tried to save Callaghan. When confronted about this, Callaghan tells Hiro right in his face that it was Tadashi's own fault for dying. In the resulting violent (though understandable) fit of HeroicBSOD Hiro orders Baymax to destroy [[NeverSayDie destroy]] Callaghan. Callaghan only narrowly survives because Hiro's friends intervene.]]
15th Jun '16 7:17:03 PM Doug86
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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, this applies to (in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'') [[spoiler:Most of the Begnion senators]], and (in ''Radiant Dawn'') [[spoiler:The god that most of the populace worshiped]].

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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series, this applies to (in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]'') [[spoiler:Most of the Begnion senators]], and (in ''Radiant Dawn'') [[spoiler:The god that most of the populace worshiped]].
14th Jun '16 4:41:12 PM TheSinful
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** Much later, Naruto admits that while Minato was a great Hokage, he was a terrible husband and father.
11th Jun '16 8:53:25 PM KidDynamite
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* ''Series/Arliss'' used this several times, most notably when Arliss helps a retired ballplayer accused of beating his second wife. His first wife says that the two were together but then confesses to Arliss that she's covering for her husband. When Arliss asks why, she responds "why do you think we got divorced in the first place?" and she'd rather the world think her husband a cheater than a wife-beater. Arliss is rocked to discover his idol is this way and, while not calling him out on it, does drop him as a client.

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* ''Series/Arliss'' ''Series/{{Arliss}}'' used this several times, most notably when Arliss helps a retired ballplayer accused of beating his second wife. His first wife says that the two were together but then confesses to Arliss that she's covering for her husband. When Arliss asks why, she responds "why do you think we got divorced in the first place?" and she'd rather the world think her husband a cheater than a wife-beater. Arliss is rocked to discover his idol is this way and, while not calling him out on it, does drop him as a client.
10th Jun '16 4:16:24 PM Valiona
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* In ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'', Toph admires June, the bounty hunter, when they first met for being a {{Badass}}, but gradually becomes disillusioned when she finds out that June is OnlyInItForTheMoney. However, this is tempered when Toph realizes that she'd held June to a standard she couldn't possibly meet, and when June, [[EveryoneHasStandards realizing the Gaang wasn't kidding about the fate of the world hanging in the balance, goes into overdrive to find Aang]]. This parallels Katara's disillusionment with Aang, as in this fic, she placed him on a pedestal for being the Avatar, only to be disappointed in him when he (supposedly) ran away before the GrandFinale, and when he didn't kill Ozai.



* ''Disney/BigHero6'': [[spoiler:Hiro idolized Professor Callaghan to the point of giving up underground robot fights to study under him at Tadashi's college. Unfortunately, Callaghan stole Hiro's microbots project for personal reasons and started a fire to cover his tracks, which resulted in Tadashi's death. When confronted about this, he tells Hiro right in his face that it was Tadashi's own fault for dying. In the resulting violent (though understandable) fit of HeroicBSOD Hiro orders Baymax to destroy Callaghan. Callaghan only narrowly survives because Hiro's friends intervene.]]

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* ''Disney/BigHero6'': [[spoiler:Hiro idolized Professor Callaghan to the point of giving up underground robot fights to study under him at Tadashi's college. Unfortunately, Callaghan stole Hiro's microbots project for personal reasons and started a fire to cover his tracks, which resulted in Tadashi's death. death when he tried to save Callaghan. When confronted about this, he Callaghan tells Hiro right in his face that it was Tadashi's own fault for dying. In the resulting violent (though understandable) fit of HeroicBSOD Hiro orders Baymax to destroy Callaghan. Callaghan only narrowly survives because Hiro's friends intervene.]]
2nd Jun '16 7:14:40 PM cybertoy0
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* A minor example in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten''; "Angel of Avarice" Vulcanus is more than a little put out when she realizes that the Archangel she admires [[spoiler: is none other than the flaky otaku Flonne, who used the money Vulcanus collected to build a giant robot.]]
1st Jun '16 9:29:32 AM Willbyr
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** In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', prosecutor Miles Edgeworth discovers that the man who raised him after his father's death (and taught him everything he knows about law and prosecution) is [[spoiler:his father's killer]]. And also a ruthless perfectionist who'd do anything to win, but he already knew that.

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** In ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', prosecutor Miles Edgeworth discovers that the man who raised him after his father's death (and taught him everything he knows about law and prosecution) is [[spoiler:his father's killer]]. And also a ruthless perfectionist who'd do anything to win, but he already knew that.
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