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14th Feb '17 5:51:02 PM Bugfragged
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** Ever since the truth of his actions was made known, ''many'' characters have been heaping praise on [[spoiler: Itachi]]. Whether or not he deserves it is heavily debatable (he did ''horrible'' things [[spoiler: in the name of defending his home and maintaining peace]]). It usually isn't too bad, but it gets weird when even the freaking [[spoiler: First Hokage]] says that [[spoiler: Itachi]] is a better shinobi than he is, and the [[spoiler: Third Hokage]] says that he had Kage-level wisdom [[ImprobableAge at the age of seven]]. Even Sasuke and Naruto, whose lives have been made significantly worse by his actions, shill the guy like nobody's business.

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** Ever since the truth of his actions was made known, ''many'' characters have been heaping praise on [[spoiler: Itachi]]. Whether or not he deserves it is heavily debatable (he did ''horrible'' things [[spoiler: in the name of defending his home and maintaining peace]]). It usually isn't too bad, but it gets weird when even the freaking [[spoiler: First Hokage]] says that [[spoiler: Itachi]] is a better shinobi than he is, and the [[spoiler: Third Hokage]] says that he had Kage-level wisdom [[ImprobableAge at the age of seven]]. Even Sasuke and Naruto, whose lives have been made significantly worse by his actions, shill the guy like nobody's business. Ironically, one of the few people who don't shill him is [[spoiler:Itachi himself, thanks to being revived as an Edo Tensei Zombie and seeing the consequences of his actions firsthand.]]
10th Feb '17 8:28:23 AM Rainbow
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** PlayedForLaughs during the infamous "Poochie" episode. When pitching the character, Homer talks about putting extra emphasis on the new character by suggesting that, whenever he's not onscreen, other characters should be asking, "Where's Poochie?" When the episode actually airs, Itchy and Scratchy's very few lines center on how awesome Poochie is.

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** PlayedForLaughs during the infamous "Poochie" episode. When pitching the character, making suggestions for improving Poochie's popularity, Homer talks about putting extra emphasis on the new character by suggesting that, whenever he's not onscreen, other characters should be asking, "Where's Poochie?" When the episode actually airs, Itchy and Scratchy's very few lines center on how awesome Poochie is.Poochie?"
2nd Feb '17 4:06:06 PM MasterHero
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' shills former villain turned AntiHero protagonist, Char Aznable like no tomorrow about what a great, noble guy he is when his past actions in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' shows that he's really not, as do his future ones in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''. As well as how he's such an awesome pilot when he's spent most of the series getting hit by TheWorfEffect. Even his speech at Dakar, which is supposed to be so good that it captures the attention of every Federation politician there and convinces a Titan pilot to [[HeelFaceTurn switch sides]], boils down to pointing out that even Dakar[[note]] the capital of the Federation[[/note]] is undergoing desertification and that humanity needs to stop it.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' shills former villain turned AntiHero villain-turned-AntiHero protagonist, Char Aznable like no tomorrow about what a great, noble guy he is when his past actions in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' shows that he's really not, as do his future ones in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''. As well as how he's such an awesome pilot when he's spent most of the series getting hit by TheWorfEffect. Even his speech at Dakar, which is supposed to be so good that it captures the attention of every Federation politician there and convinces a Titan pilot to [[HeelFaceTurn switch sides]], boils down to pointing out that even Dakar[[note]] the capital of the Federation[[/note]] is undergoing desertification and that humanity needs to stop it.


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* ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'': This trope is the reason why Chiho Sasaki is such a divisive character among fans. The story often goes on about how sweet and kind she is, even to the point of blatantly lying about her personality or bending the story around her. For example, she gets jealous of Acies at one point and the story says this is highly unusual for her and only because of how clingy the other girl is being, but anyone who has paid attention up to this point knows that Chiho is extremely jealous of anyone she perceives as a rival, most notably Emi.
23rd Jan '17 12:52:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is, more or less, the ''only'' way that the [[AuthorAvatar two]] [[CanonSue main]] [[SmallNameBigEgo characters]] in the ''LeftBehind'' series ever interact with non-main characters. It's either Buck and Rayford are thinking about how special they are and what a privilege it is for the rest of their unnamed co-workers and friends to associate with them, or it's these unnamed co-workers and friends gushing about them. This can be seen as the authors ignoring the ShowDontTell method of storytelling, merely ''telling'' us how earnest, passionate, and sincere their characters are rather than actually ''showing'' any of these qualities.

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* This is, more or less, the ''only'' way that the [[AuthorAvatar two]] [[CanonSue main]] [[SmallNameBigEgo characters]] in the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series ever interact with non-main characters. It's either Buck and Rayford are thinking about how special they are and what a privilege it is for the rest of their unnamed co-workers and friends to associate with them, or it's these unnamed co-workers and friends gushing about them. This can be seen as the authors ignoring the ShowDontTell method of storytelling, merely ''telling'' us how earnest, passionate, and sincere their characters are rather than actually ''showing'' any of these qualities.
17th Jan '17 6:24:23 PM CapDac
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' goes at length to point out how much of a hero Mystique is. Her heroic save of the president from the previous movie is taught in schools, Storm props her up as an idol, and half the cast tell her how inspiring she is, culminating in her becoming the ''field leader and instructor for the new X-Men''. This all ignores the fact that she is a moody, unpleasant person to be around, has proven multiple times that she cannot be trusted, and her rescue of the president was actually an attempt to kill one of his advisors, which she only reneged on at the last minute, and the events of the previous film as a whole were her fault. The praise she gets showered with rings especially hollow when one of the people doing so is Quicksilver, who claims her appearance on TV inspired him to change his life...ten years after the fact, most of which he spent mooching off his mother as he was doing beforehand.
2nd Jan '17 11:07:16 AM Scabbard
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', several characters go on about how beautiful, intelligent, charismatic etc Mitsuru Kirijo is. This may not have been so bad in and of itself given her [[TheOjou character type]] and status as leader, but Mitsuru is infamous for spamming Marin Karin on enemies, which only charms them into not attacking the party and rarely works. This makes an otherwise incredibly strong Ice-based party member and healer borderline useless.
** In the psuedo-sequel "The Answer", Mitsuru sides with Yukari in the conflict, nearly bringing about the end of the world again by saving the protagonist, solely because Yukari comforted her after [[spoiler:Mitsuru's father's death]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', several characters go on about how beautiful, intelligent, charismatic charismatic, etc Mitsuru Kirijo is. This may not have been so bad in and of itself given her [[TheOjou character type]] and status as leader, but Mitsuru is infamous for spamming Marin Karin on enemies, which only charms them into not attacking the party and rarely works. This makes an otherwise incredibly strong Ice-based party member and healer borderline useless.
** In the psuedo-sequel "The Answer", Mitsuru sides with Yukari in the conflict, increasingly mean-spirited and abrasive Yukari, nearly bringing about the end of the world again by saving undoing the protagonist, solely HeroicSacrifice from the endgame, simply because [[ImpliedLoveInterest Yukari]] can't handle losing the main character. Mitsuru does this because Yukari comforted her Mitsuru after [[spoiler:Mitsuru's [[spoiler:her father's death]].
2nd Jan '17 11:00:51 AM Scabbard
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We even get to use him as a party member in a sequence which is explained as being [[UnreliableNarrator a story that Cloud is telling]], where he's so strong [[CrutchCharacter the player's survival is dependent on him]]. Then, when you see what he's capable of, he's so much worse.

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** We even get to use him as a party member in a sequence which is explained as being [[UnreliableNarrator a story that Cloud is telling]], where he's so strong [[CrutchCharacter the player's survival is dependent on him]]. Then, when you see what he's capable of, he's so much worse.
2nd Jan '17 10:59:51 AM Scabbard
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', several characters go on about how beautiful, intelligent, charismatic etc Mitsuru Kirijo is. This may not have been so bad in and of itself given her [[TheOujo character type]] and status as leader, but Mitsuru is infamous for spamming Marin Karin on enemies, which only charms them into not attacking the party and rarely works. This makes an otherwise incredibly strong Ice-based party member and healer borderline useless.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', several characters go on about how beautiful, intelligent, charismatic etc Mitsuru Kirijo is. This may not have been so bad in and of itself given her [[TheOujo [[TheOjou character type]] and status as leader, but Mitsuru is infamous for spamming Marin Karin on enemies, which only charms them into not attacking the party and rarely works. This makes an otherwise incredibly strong Ice-based party member and healer borderline useless.
2nd Jan '17 10:58:56 AM Scabbard
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%%* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', several characters go on about how beautiful, intelligent, charismatic etc Mitsuru Kirijo is.

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%%* * In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', several characters go on about how beautiful, intelligent, charismatic etc Mitsuru Kirijo is.is. This may not have been so bad in and of itself given her [[TheOujo character type]] and status as leader, but Mitsuru is infamous for spamming Marin Karin on enemies, which only charms them into not attacking the party and rarely works. This makes an otherwise incredibly strong Ice-based party member and healer borderline useless.
** In the psuedo-sequel "The Answer", Mitsuru sides with Yukari in the conflict, nearly bringing about the end of the world again by saving the protagonist, solely because Yukari comforted her after [[spoiler:Mitsuru's father's death]].
1st Jan '17 2:12:47 PM Scabbard
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** Conversely, Felicity seemed to adopt most of the traits that had previously made Laurel so unlikable. Aside from being a SpotlightStealingSquad and adopting an ItsAllAboutMe attitude, she becomes such a CreatorsPet that even the villains end up giving her praise, and all of the supporting cast can't go an episode without claiming how "perfect" she is for Oliver. Most egregously, [[spoiler:[[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Laurel's]] death scene is devoted to propping up Felicity as Oliver's OneTrueLove.]]
** The Felicity shilling does not limit to ''Arrow''. In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', everyone fawn over her and Iris west outright gushes that she's "smart, nice, and pretty" and also claims she's a perfet match for Barry after speaking to her once.

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** Conversely, Felicity seemed to adopt most of the traits that had previously made Laurel so unlikable. Aside from being a SpotlightStealingSquad and adopting an ItsAllAboutMe attitude, she becomes such a CreatorsPet that even the villains end up giving her praise, and all of the supporting cast can't go an episode without claiming how "perfect" she is for Oliver. Most egregously, egregiously, [[spoiler:[[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Laurel's]] death scene is devoted to propping up Felicity as Oliver's OneTrueLove.]]
** The Felicity shilling does not limit to ''Arrow''. In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', everyone fawn over her and Iris west outright gushes that she's "smart, nice, and pretty" and also claims she's a perfet perfect match for Barry after speaking to her once.
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