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18th May '17 1:50:51 PM ritzoreo
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* Dean Wormer in the AnimalHouse movie has every right to hate and put the Delta Fraternity on probation due to their disruptive antics, continuously poor academic standing, and flouting the school's rules. He also had reasons and authority to expel the members (plus he actually started plotting to expel them under threat by the mayor where the college was located).
17th May '17 10:26:23 AM TheBigBopper
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The result is a character who is treated as a bad guy by the principal characters, despite never actually doing anything as to justify that amount of hate. They might even be sympathetic by virtue of their social position. [[StrawmanHasAPoint Any astute arguments and observations]] by this character are to be dismissed by the audience, because they are Evil[[TradeSnark ]].

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The result is a character who is treated as a bad guy by the principal characters, despite never actually doing anything as to justify that amount of hate. They might even be sympathetic by virtue of their social position. [[StrawmanHasAPoint Any astute arguments and observations]] by this character are to be dismissed by the audience, because they are Evil[[TradeSnark ]].
14th May '17 5:10:27 PM Leliel
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Compare and contrast RootingForTheEmpire, PokeThePoodle (this trope PlayedForLaughs), VillainBallMagnet, HateSink, InformedWrongness, FelonyMisdemeanor, and VillainyFreeVillain.

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Compare and contrast RootingForTheEmpire, PokeThePoodle (this trope PlayedForLaughs), VillainBallMagnet, HateSink, HateSink (a character the show wants to to hate just as much as other characters in universe do), InformedWrongness, FelonyMisdemeanor, FelonyMisdemeanor (something minor being treated as horrific for drama or humor purposes), and VillainyFreeVillain.
VillainyFreeVillain (a villain who would be a HeroAntagonist were it not for being a complete JerkAss).
1st May '17 6:15:58 AM caringguy
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*** Also, it's illegal to spank a child you're not related to.
1st May '17 4:19:50 AM tentakkelbj0rn
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* God from ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}''. The main characters have frequent discussions on how much of an asshole he is, but almost everything God does in the series is not only understandable, but justifiable. God ''does'' become genuinely villainous at Alamo when we learn [[spoiler:he started the war in Heaven and made Earth the way it was just to see who would love him]]. However he still counts as before this, the only thing he's really guilty of is inaction and yet the characters still talk about him like he's awful; long before that revelation.
29th Apr '17 11:59:33 AM SuperBlah
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* King Dedede is the official antagonist of the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, but in name only (in the games, at least). He's a greedy jerk with a grudge against Kirby, but the only game in which he does anything truly villainous is the first, ''KirbysDreamLand''[[note]]he steals all of Dream Land's food and locks it in his castle[[/note]]. In the second, ''KirbysAdventure'', he does break the Star Rod into pieces and stop everyone from having dreams, but [[spoiler:this was to protect Dream Land by stopping the real villain, Nightmare, from invading]]. From then on, all he ever does is [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 get]] [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 brainwashed]] ([[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse or]] [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot impersonated]]) [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards by the]] [[VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn real]] [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe villain]], [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad get falsely accused by Kirby]], [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar act as a harmless]] [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse rival to Kirby]], [[VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack defend his property from Kirby]], or ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards acti]][[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse vely]] [[VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn fight]] [[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand on]] [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Kirby's]] [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot side]]''. ([[spoiler:The second and last of those apply]] in the Subspace Emissary mode of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.)

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* King Dedede is the official antagonist of the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, but in name only (in the games, at least). He's a greedy jerk with a grudge against Kirby, but the only game in which he does anything truly villainous is the first, ''KirbysDreamLand''[[note]]he steals all of Dream Land's food and locks it in his castle[[/note]]. In the second, ''KirbysAdventure'', he does break the Star Rod into pieces and stop everyone from having dreams, but [[spoiler:this was to protect Dream Land by stopping the real villain, Nightmare, from invading]]. From then on, all he ever does is [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 get]] [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 brainwashed]] ([[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse or]] [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot impersonated]]) [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards by the]] [[VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn real]] [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe villain]], [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad get falsely accused by Kirby]], [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar act as a harmless]] [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse harmless rival to Kirby]], [[VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack defend his property from Kirby]], or ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards acti]][[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse vely]] [[VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn fight]] [[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand on]] [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Kirby's]] [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot side]]''. ([[spoiler:The second and last of those apply]] in the Subspace Emissary mode of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.)
29th Apr '17 11:58:16 AM SuperBlah
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* King Dedede is the official antagonist of the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, but in name only (in the games, at least). He's a greedy jerk with a grudge against Kirby, but the only game in which he does anything truly villainous is the first, ''KirbysDreamLand''[[note]]he steals all of Dream Land's food and locks it in his castle[[/note]]. In the second, ''KirbysAdventure'', he does break the Star Rod into pieces and stop everyone from having dreams, but [[spoiler:this was to protect Dream Land by stopping the real villain, Nightmare, from invading]]. From then on, all he ever does is [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 get]] [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 brainwashed]] ([[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse or]] [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot impersonated]]) [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards by the]] [[VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn real]] [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe villain]], [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad get falsely accused by Kirby]], [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar act as a harmless]] [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse rival to Kirby]], [[VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack defend his property from Kirby]], or ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards acti]][[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse vely]] [[VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn fight]] [[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand on]] [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Kirby's]] [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot side]]''. ([[spoiler:The second and last of those apply]] in the Subspace Emissary mode of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.)
26th Apr '17 1:09:20 PM smalltime
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** Carl the Grim Rabbit is treated as a villain for doing his job.
22nd Apr '17 11:12:46 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': The 1993 film designates Mrs. Medlock as an overbearing caretaker, even though in the book her initial antagonism fades as the narrative progresses.



* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': The musical designates Neville Craven, a doctor who wants Colin to die so he can inherit his brother's estate. In the book, he is in fact a deeply caring man who took up medicine to help his older brother. Granted, it's not quite stated, merely implied by an accusation from Mary. He's still the primary antagonist, though.
22nd Apr '17 5:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* Luc displays an odd case of this in the ''SuikodenIII'' Manga, where he goes to considerable effort to hide the fact that he's trying to save the world (through mass genocide, but still). When the hero finds this out, he even rants about not needing sympathy for his actions. He was a {{Jerkass}} even when he was a good guy.

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* Luc displays an odd case of this in the ''SuikodenIII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' Manga, where he goes to considerable effort to hide the fact that he's trying to save the world (through mass genocide, but still). When the hero finds this out, he even rants about not needing sympathy for his actions. He was a {{Jerkass}} even when he was a good guy.
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