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26th Jan '17 8:00:57 PM Maverickface
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Seymour Guado takes this UpToEleven. No matter what he does, what he plans, how ObviouslyEvil he acts, and how downright [[{{Squick}} creepy\\ he gets, the public of Spira will instantly assume that he's the good guy and anybody who opposes him is a villain, without even asking what the full story is. Somewhat justified in that he's one of the world's four Maesters of Yevon, the religion that basically ''runs'' the entire planet.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Seymour Guado takes this UpToEleven. No matter what he does, what he plans, how ObviouslyEvil he acts, and how downright [[{{Squick}} creepy\\ creepy]] he gets, the public of Spira will instantly assume that he's the good guy and anybody who opposes him is a villain, without even asking what the full story is. Somewhat justified in that he's one of the world's four Maesters of Yevon, the religion that basically ''runs'' the entire planet.
26th Jan '17 4:29:14 PM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/InTheYear2050AmericasReligiousCivilWar'' posits a history where shifting demographics lead to a radical Islamic group capturing Congress and the Presidency in one election cycle, then setting up to dismantle everything American. Also, they called themselves the Green Party, so the majority of voters thought they were running on environmental issues.
26th Dec '16 11:16:02 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Seymour Guado takes this UpToEleven. No matter what he does, what he plans, how ObviouslyEvil he acts, and how downright [[{{Squick}} creepy\\ he gets, the public of Spira will instantly assume that he's the good guy and anybody who opposes him is a villain, without even asking what the full story is. Somewhat justified in that he's one of the world's four Maesters of Yevon, the religion that basically ''runs'' the entire planet.
** An old man in one of Macalania Temple's side rooms will discuss Seymour's achievements. He performed good deeds for Yevon and the Guado sometime before the game, which presumably earned him a trustworthy reputation.



* ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'': Dr. Paradigm is able to blame the [[HeroWithBadPublicity Street Sharks]] for virtually anything, and the citiens of Fission City will accept his judgement without question.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'': Dr. Paradigm is able to blame the [[HeroWithBadPublicity Street Sharks]] for virtually anything, and the citiens citizens of Fission City will accept his judgement without question.question. The Sharks only manage to put a dent in his credibility by forcing him to assume his [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting Piranoid form]] on national TV.
23rd Dec '16 12:17:44 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'': Dr. Paradigm is able to blame the [[HeroWithBadPublicity Street Sharks]] for virtually anything, and the citiens of Fission City will accept his judgement without question.
22nd Oct '16 5:21:21 PM Jhonny
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* Satirized in an episode of TheSimpsons. Kang and Kodos have replaced Clinton and Dole at the election, but what else would the voters do, throw their vote away on a third candidate?

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* Satirized in an episode of TheSimpsons. Kang and Kodos have replaced Clinton and Dole at the election, but what else would the voters do, throw their vote away on a third candidate?candidate?[[note]]Incidentally in the real life 1996 election there ''was'' a third candidate, Ross Perot, whom Groening likes to make fun of both on the Simpsons and in Futurama. While his 1996 run wasn't nearly as successful as his 1992 run, he did get over 8% of the vote[[/note]]
7th Oct '16 11:21:22 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/SonicX'': Knuckles takes this trope UpToEleven; on multiple occasions, Dr. Eggman has lied to him, claiming to want to pull a HeelFaceTurn, and despite having realized he had been duped before, he readily falls for the same trick again. It's even lampshaded in the episode "An Enemy in Need," where Amy outright asks Knuckles just how many more times he has to fall for Eggman's lies before he realizes that Eggman will ''never'' change.
13th Aug '16 5:32:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', Sam Vimes reflects that the problem with democracy, the ''big'' problem, is that every citizen of Ankh-Morpork would get a vote. Even Nobby Nobbs. And Nobby's vote would have the same value as Sam's. Sam saw the flaw in democracy straight away.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'', ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', Sam Vimes reflects that the problem with democracy, the ''big'' problem, is that every citizen of Ankh-Morpork would get a vote. Even Nobby Nobbs. And Nobby's vote would have the same value as Sam's. Sam saw the flaw in democracy straight away.
1st Jul '16 6:57:47 AM GrigorII
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* Following Marvel's ''Comicbook/CivilWar'', most of the US population is perfectly willing to acclaim psychotic murderers like ComicBook/NormanOsborn and Mac Gargan (a/k/a the Scorpion) as heroes. Despite the fact Norman has been found guilty of being the Green Goblin, and consequently is a known lunatic and mass murderer. They proved equally willing to demonize well-known heroes like Captain America and Franchise/SpiderMan pretty much on command.

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* Following Marvel's ''Comicbook/CivilWar'', most of the US population is perfectly willing to acclaim psychotic murderers like ComicBook/NormanOsborn and Mac Gargan (a/k/a the Scorpion) as heroes. Despite the fact Norman has been found guilty of being the Green Goblin, and consequently is a known lunatic and mass murderer. They proved equally willing to demonize well-known heroes like Captain America and Franchise/SpiderMan Iron Man pretty much on command.
21st Jun '16 8:55:55 PM Nintendoman01
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** There's also the fact that Darkseid has ''lieutenants'' like Granny Goodness, Desaad, Kalibak and the like. As long as ''they're'' not publically abandoning him, attemping to boot him out or leave him to die is probably a bad idea ... and most of them will stick by him through rough patches either because they actually do think he's a good leader or because they realize just how bad their lives could get if one of the OTHERS took over. Desaad ''has'' turned on Darkseid in the past on occasion, when he thought Darkseid was truly beaten and he could take over. It never ends well for him. He's fortunate that Darkseid considers the attempts pathetic enough to be amusing.

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** There's also the fact that Darkseid has ''lieutenants'' like Granny Goodness, Desaad, Kalibak and the like. As long as ''they're'' not publically abandoning him, attemping attempting to boot him out or leave him to die is probably a bad idea ... and most of them will stick by him through rough patches either because they actually do think he's a good leader or because they realize just how bad their lives could get if one of the OTHERS took over. Desaad ''has'' turned on Darkseid in the past on occasion, when he thought Darkseid was truly beaten and he could take over. It never ends well for him. He's fortunate that Darkseid considers the attempts pathetic enough to be amusing.


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* In Act I of ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'', Kurumu and Mizore are attacked and [[ForcefulKiss forcibly kissed]] by the Kiyo brothers, who had [[VoluntaryShapeshifting disguised themselves]] as the girls' respective boyfriends to trick them into fighting each other. When the trick is revealed in chapter 30, the Kiyo brothers even rub in their faces that it was easy to pull off because both Mizore and Kurumu were so ready to believe the worst in the other's respective boyfriends; the girls are [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone both devastated by the realization]].
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18th Apr '16 10:40:50 AM Willbyr
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* ''SaintSeiya'': This was used as a humanizing move in the Hades arc. It's revealed that the [[{{Mooks}} Spectres]] in Hades' believe he is trying to bring about a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans for all humanity... the "[[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Great Eclipse]]" being the means. Of course, Hades just has a vague and nebulous all consuming contempt towards humanity and the living, and wants all existence to be in an orderly dead state.

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* ''SaintSeiya'': ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': This was used as a humanizing move in the Hades arc. It's revealed that the [[{{Mooks}} Spectres]] in Hades' believe he is trying to bring about a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans for all humanity... the "[[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Great Eclipse]]" being the means. Of course, Hades just has a vague and nebulous all consuming contempt towards humanity and the living, and wants all existence to be in an orderly dead state.
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