History Main / DevilInPlainSight

20th Feb '18 2:50:57 PM Homemaderat
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* Rhoda Penmark in ''Film/TheBadSeed'' personifies this trope.

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* Rhoda Penmark in ''Film/TheBadSeed'' ''Film/TheBadSeed1956'' personifies this trope.trope as does her remade update Rachel Penmark in ''Film/TheBadSeed1985''.


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* In ''Literature/TheBadSeed'', Rhoda Penmark appears to be a nice and polite eight year old. She wears pretty dresses, has her hair in braids and can tap along on the sidewalk to make your heart melt. But she's also a multiple murderer at the age of eight. Because she also will push people down stairs, set people on fire and let boys drown after they fell off a pier in an argument.
20th Dec '17 9:48:06 AM MasterN
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* The Khanate in ''Fanfic/{{Legionnaire}}'' believes that Equestrian Princesses are not women, but demons in human form. Considering just how terrifyingly powerful an alicorn in compared to everything else in the setting, this isn't too hard to understand.

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* The Khanate in ''Fanfic/{{Legionnaire}}'' believes that Equestrian Princesses are not women, but demons in human form. Considering just how terrifyingly powerful an alicorn in is compared to everything else in the setting, this isn't too hard to understand.
20th Dec '17 9:45:41 AM MasterN
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Less extreme than the VillainWithGoodPublicity, who is thought of highly by most people; the Devil In Plain Sight is mostly met with inattentive indifference. May also be a BitchInSheepsClothing. Might also be a case of NoticeThis (for the audience only).

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Less extreme than the VillainWithGoodPublicity, VillainWithGoodPublicity and BitchInSheepsClothing, who is thought of highly by most people; the Devil In Plain Sight is mostly met with inattentive indifference. May also be a BitchInSheepsClothing.indifference. Might also be a case of NoticeThis (for the audience only).
20th Dec '17 9:44:17 AM MasterN
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Sometimes this can be a villain hiding as a lesser immoral person. For example, no one would be the least bit surprised to find out that any given politician is a slimy scheming {{Jerkass}}, and thus they manage to hide their greater villainy as the simple pettiness of your every day scumbag.

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Sometimes this can be a villain hiding as a lesser immoral person. For example, [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets no one would be the least bit surprised to find out that any given politician politician]] is a slimy scheming [[SleazyPolitician slimy]] [[CorruptPolitician scheming]] {{Jerkass}}, and thus they manage to hide their greater villainy as the simple pettiness of your every day scumbag.
4th Nov '17 7:26:18 AM gophergiggles
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* Done ''brilliantly'' in ''Film/{{Scream}}'' to MetaTwist the viewers. Billy Loomis is obviously the killer. So ''very'' obviously the killer. However, in slasher films the killer is never the suspicious guy who obviously is the killer. So imagine everyone's surprise when the killer is revealed, and sure enough it's Billy. Well, it's Billy and Stu Macher, but Billy's clearly the one in charge.
27th Oct '17 7:49:51 PM Jeduthun
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Compare with ItWasHereISwear, NotSoImaginaryFriend, MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal, MistakenForAnImposter. Contrast TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse, FaceOfAThug, and MostDefinitelyNotAVillain. For when the Devil In Plain Sight is actually the big D-man himself, see LouisCypher. Often crosses over with ObviouslyEvil.

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Compare with ItWasHereISwear, NotSoImaginaryFriend, MamaDidntRaiseNoCriminal, MistakenForAnImposter. Contrast TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse, FaceOfAThug, and MostDefinitelyNotAVillain. For when the Devil In Plain Sight is actually the big D-man himself, see LouisCypher. Often crosses over with ObviouslyEvil.
ObviouslyEvil. If it's treated unsuccessfully as a surprise twist, that's ObviousJudas.
11th Aug '17 1:18:25 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/MichaelKurland's ''The Unicorn Girl'', Michael visits a universe where most of the people literally ''cannot see'' naked people, which leads to much confusion when some naked thieves begin to steal from people at a dinner party. Michael watches dumbfounded as his hosts are robbed right in front of his eyes, and when he tries to point it out, he ends up getting blamed for the crime himself. Fortunately, he realizes there's an obvious way to escape...

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* In Creator/MichaelKurland's ''The Unicorn Girl'', ''Literature/TheUnicornGirl'', Michael visits a universe where most of the people literally ''cannot see'' naked people, which leads to much confusion when some naked thieves begin to steal from people at a dinner party. Michael watches dumbfounded as his hosts are robbed right in front of his eyes, and when he tries to point it out, he ends up getting blamed for the crime himself. Fortunately, he realizes there's an obvious way to escape...
2nd Aug '17 11:35:38 AM Kissinger113
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Suzy Johnson, Jeremy's clingy, CreepyChild little sister.
** [[JustifiedTrope Mostly justified]] in that she doesn't appear overtly sinister and does nightmarishly good job in keeping the veneer from slipping.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Suzy Johnson, Jeremy's clingy, CreepyChild little sister.
** [[JustifiedTrope Mostly justified]] in that she doesn't appear overtly sinister and
sister. She does a nightmarishly good job in keeping the veneer her façade of a sweet, innocent little girl from slipping.
2nd Aug '17 11:31:27 AM Kissinger113
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**[[JustifiedTrope Mostly justified]] in that she doesn't appear overtly sinister and does nightmarishly good job in keeping the veneer from slipping.
31st Jul '17 9:54:04 PM Abodos
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' gives us Ganondorf. Despite the various red flags this guy gives off (has a constant smug grin, spiky armor, is the ''King of Thieves'') the King of Hyrule places all his trust in this guy...which will lead to Hyrule's downfall and Ganondorf's ascension to power as the [[CardCarryingVillain Great King of Evil]].

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' gives us Ganondorf. Despite the various red flags this guy gives off (has a constant smug grin, spiky armor, is known to be causing trouble for the various races of Hyrule, is the ''King of Thieves'') the King of Hyrule places all his trust in this guy...which will lead to Hyrule's downfall and Ganondorf's ascension to power as the [[CardCarryingVillain Great King of Evil]].
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