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28th Jun '17 9:28:05 AM WaterBlap
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A SuperTrope to AttackOfThePoliticalAd, NicknamingTheEnemy, RonTheDeathEater, EverybodyHatesHades, EverybodyHatesAres, HistoricalVillainUpgrade, and AdaptationalVillainy.

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A SuperTrope to AttackOfThePoliticalAd, NicknamingTheEnemy, RonTheDeathEater, EverybodyHatesHades, EverybodyHatesAres, HistoricalVillainUpgrade, and AdaptationalVillainy.
18th Jun '17 2:17:17 PM thevideogameempire
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* Hitler gets a cameo in the ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' movie. He never speaks [[spoiler:well, almost]], but the camera constantly pans to his eyes, which have a mad, manic glare that gives the impression that he's constantly about to snap and kill everybody around him. There is a slight chance of double standard here, given what the primary ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' universe is like.
** While it's very doubtful he could ever try to kill anyone in a hand-to-hand way in RealLife, it's not like he never did shriek or roll on the floor and ''bite a carpet''; he was dosed up on all kinds of stimulants and psychoactive "vitamin" regiments by his CrazyNaziScientist doctors...
** Those happened in his later days, however, when his sanity was seriously slipping. His appearance in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' is before he gained power, when he was just a leader of a small extremist party, and was a lot more charismatic and still had at least a good semblance of sanity despite of his hard-lined politics.
** Hitler really did act like that when making speeches, at least on some occasions. Yes, he was charismatic, but his message was one of furious anger at the state Germany had fallen into; manic energy and passion were part of his performance. He didn't look like he was about to kill everyone around him, he looked like he was on the verge of storming out and leading his "army" of followers to overthrow the "corrupt" Weimar democracy and restore Germany's honour. Its nothing to do with his sanity slippage later on in the war (and make no mistake- he was '''not''' a sane man even in these early days) and everything to do with the nature of the speeches he made.
13th Jun '17 6:14:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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A SuperTrope to AttackOfThePoliticalAd, NicknamingTheEnemy, RonTheDeathEater, EverybodyHatesHades, HistoricalVillainUpgrade, and AdaptationalVillainy.

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A SuperTrope to AttackOfThePoliticalAd, NicknamingTheEnemy, RonTheDeathEater, EverybodyHatesHades, EverybodyHatesAres, HistoricalVillainUpgrade, and AdaptationalVillainy.
30th May '17 7:12:10 PM libertydude
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* An InUniverse example occurs in ''Film/IShotJesseJames''. After he kills UsefulNotes/JesseJames, Robert Ford is treated and portrayed as a DirtyCoward that callously murdered Jesse, and Ford has difficulty moving on with his life because of this stigma. This actually was TruthInTelevision; Jesse James became [[JustLikeRobinHood heavily romanticized]] as an outlaw, while Ford was treated as a traitorous snake.
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27th May '17 11:53:02 AM nombretomado
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TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes is the devil. It teaches our children [[{{Fetish}} it's okay to be aroused by filth]]. It wants to make [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife everyone in the world fat and lazy]], [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary pollutes the English language even more than Internet speak]] and unlike those [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer evil drug dealers]], they will actually admit they want to ruin your life![[note]]No wait, [[DarthWiki/TVTropesRuinedYourLife they already did]]![[/note]] Self-identity is discouraged among the members of this cult, to the point where personal pronouns and references to oneself are [[Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage actively]] discouraged. [[WeAllLiveInAmerica It's]] [[{{Eagleland}} anti-American]].
24th Feb '17 10:35:01 AM Leporidae
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* The Germans in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarI serial ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill are painted as savage, violent, sneaky, and vehemently misogynistic to boot - the only named German character using his position in the army to capture [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty and attempt to assault]] the American heroine. He believes that women are to be treated as "servants and slaves and dolls!" and when she fights back, he hauls her to the top of the trenches with the intent to shoot her in front of the onrushing American soldiers. Even [[CanineCompanion the dog]] who gets to narrate a chapter describes the German forces as "that army who ravished the children—the women—the fruit trees—of God!"
20th Feb '17 3:19:20 AM jormis29
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was subjected to this in the 80's and early 90's from Christian groups (most notably [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] and Patricia Pulling, the founder of [[FunWithAcronyms Bothered About Dungeons & Dragons]]) believing the game encouraged witchcraft, satanism, suicide, and all sorts of other horrible things. It got to the point where TSR (the game's publisher at the time) removed demons, devils, and other monsters from the line (mostly by renaming them into tanar'ri and baatezu), stopped to call shamans "wicca" and funding studies to counter the claims.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was subjected to this in the 80's and early 90's from Christian groups (most notably [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] and Patricia Pulling, the founder of [[FunWithAcronyms Bothered About Dungeons & Dragons]]) believing the game encouraged witchcraft, satanism, suicide, and all sorts of other horrible things. It got to the point where TSR Creator/{{TSR}} (the game's publisher at the time) removed demons, devils, and other monsters from the line (mostly by renaming them into tanar'ri and baatezu), stopped to call shamans "wicca" and funding studies to counter the claims.
7th Feb '17 7:42:40 AM Monsund
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode ''Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheEmberIslandPlayers'', the heroes watch ''The Boy in the Iceberg'', a play about their adventures, written by Pu-On Tim and performed by the titular Ember Island Players. It turns out to be a Fire Nation PropagandaPiece, and gives all the heroes this treatment (with the villains being given [[DracoInLeatherPants leather pants]]).
** Aang didn't get this as bad as the rest, but pretty much all of his responsibility was stripped away, and he was portrayed as an immature prankster (he was also [[CrosscastRole played by a woman]]).
** Katara was turned into a melodramatic crybaby with no fighting ability and no objection to Jet destroying a town for her (which was what caused the real Katara to turn on Jet).
** Sokka became a dumb water tribe hick who was [[BigEater always hungry]] and [[ObsessedWithFood kept telling bad jokes about food]].
** Zuko... well, they just [[CharacterExaggeration exaggerated what was already there]]. Play!Zuko is even more of an EmoTeen than the real deal.
** Iroh became a [[TheHedonist hedonistic]] FatBastard with none of the real Iroh's kindness or spirituality.
* In the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' ChristmasEpisode, the title character watches a "recreation" of Porkchop's supposed attack on Beebe Bluff, which is depicted as a snarling bulldog throttling a girl around. This is the point where Doug realizes things have went ''way'' too far.


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** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E9HomerBadman "Homer Badman"]] with the TV movie ''Homer S.: Portrait of an Ass-Grabber'', Homer, played by Dennis Franz, is portrayed as a [[EvilLaugh cackling]], [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]] pervert.
--->'''Ashley:''' No, Mr. Simpson! A cat is a living creature!\\
'''Homer:''' I don't care! ''[runs over cat]'' Now I'm gonna grab me some sweet!\\
'''Ashley:''' No, Mr. Simpson! If you do, I'll scream so loud the whole country will hear!\\
'''Homer:''' Heh, with a '''MAN''' in the White House?! Not likely! Muah ha. Muah haha. MUAH HA HA HAAAAAA!
28th Jan '17 5:05:35 PM Wyldchyld
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TVTropes is the devil. It teaches our children [[FetishFuel it's okay to be aroused by filth]]. It wants to make [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife everyone in the world fat and lazy]], [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary pollutes the English language even more than Internet speak]] and unlike those [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer evil drug dealers]], they will actually admit they want to ruin your life![[note]]No wait, [[DarthWiki/TVTropesRuinedYourLife they already did]]![[/note]] Self-identity is discouraged among the members of this cult, to the point where personal pronouns and references to oneself are [[Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage actively]] discouraged. [[WeAllLiveInAmerica It's]] [[{{Eagleland}} anti-American]].

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TVTropes is the devil. It teaches our children [[FetishFuel [[{{Fetish}} it's okay to be aroused by filth]]. It wants to make [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife everyone in the world fat and lazy]], [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary pollutes the English language even more than Internet speak]] and unlike those [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer evil drug dealers]], they will actually admit they want to ruin your life![[note]]No wait, [[DarthWiki/TVTropesRuinedYourLife they already did]]![[/note]] Self-identity is discouraged among the members of this cult, to the point where personal pronouns and references to oneself are [[Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage actively]] discouraged. [[WeAllLiveInAmerica It's]] [[{{Eagleland}} anti-American]].
19th Jan '17 10:59:36 AM IamTheCaligula
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** UsefulNotes/NorseMythology suffered a far less literal demonization and was instead besieged with unflattering propaganda, such as the Literature/SorlisTale. Ironically, though Christianity's influence was able to make Norse Mythology a dead religion, it faired significantly less successfully against the Nordic people's superstitious belief in TheFairFolk. Presumably because it was hard to demonize things that were already borderline {{Eldritch Horror}}s from the get-go.

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** UsefulNotes/NorseMythology suffered a far less literal demonization and was instead besieged with unflattering propaganda, such as the Literature/SorlisTale.Literature/SorlisTale and the Literature/GestaDanorum. Ironically, though Christianity's influence was able to make Norse Mythology a dead religion, it faired significantly less successfully against the Nordic people's superstitious belief in TheFairFolk. Presumably because it was hard to demonize things that were already borderline {{Eldritch Horror}}s from the get-go.
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