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15th Sep '17 8:34:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the Citadel Council is [[GenreSavvy aware this can happen]] and hopes to [[AvertedTrope avert it]] by exploiting the inverse of TheGreatestStoryNeverTold. Otherwise, widespread knowledge of Samantha Shepard's [[AMillionIsAStatistic previous actions]] could result in a full-on application of this trope, undermining their war effort by knocking their preferred agent down a peg. They, being politicians, [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets don't want to catch blame]].

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the Citadel Council is [[GenreSavvy aware this can happen]] happen and hopes to [[AvertedTrope avert it]] by exploiting the inverse of TheGreatestStoryNeverTold. Otherwise, widespread knowledge of Samantha Shepard's [[AMillionIsAStatistic previous actions]] could result in a full-on application of this trope, undermining their war effort by knocking their preferred agent down a peg. They, being politicians, [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets don't want to catch blame]].
24th Aug '17 10:06:43 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Meridia is a [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. She, in different ways, manages to be this trope ''and'' a VillainWithGoodPublicity. Most of Tamriel is skeptical, or at least cautious, toward Daedra in general (especially after the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]] at the end of the 3rd Era). Some groups, such as the [[CreatureHunterOrganization Vigilant of Stendarr]], actively oppose any and all Daedra regardless of intention. Meridia, however, still undertakes actions on behalf of mortals despite this and sometimes has to work through a proxy (like Sees-All-Colors in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'') for groups that would never collaborate with her willingly.
21st Aug '17 7:46:22 AM Tropetastic1995
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** Perhaps one of the biggest reason why Spider-Man gets a lot of publicity (particularly the police force) is his [[ThouShaltNotKill total unwillingness to kill the supervillains that he fights against]]. In fact, in ''Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', [[spoiler:Otto Octavius inside Peter Parker's body, manages to ''win'' public support by killing Massacre. Something that Peter Parker himself is unwilling to do because [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he's aware of the moral hazards]]. Apparently, the public isn't really happy about Spidey fighting a supervillain, sending the villain to [[CardboardPrison jail]], only to escape again and commit crimes that are [[FromBadtoWorse worse]] ([[WhatTheHellHero something that Otto himself pointed out]] to Ghost Peter)]].

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** Perhaps one of the biggest reason why Spider-Man gets a lot of publicity (particularly the police force) is his [[ThouShaltNotKill total unwillingness to kill the supervillains that he fights against]]. In fact, in ''Comicbook/SuperiorSpiderMan'', [[spoiler:Otto Octavius inside Peter Parker's body, manages to ''win'' public support by killing Massacre. Something that Peter Parker himself is unwilling to do because [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim he's aware of the moral hazards]]. Apparently, the public isn't really happy about Spidey fighting a supervillain, sending the villain to [[CardboardPrison jail]], only to escape again and commit crimes that are [[FromBadtoWorse worse]] ([[WhatTheHellHero something that Otto himself pointed out]] to Ghost Peter)]].Peter). Because apparently, the governments inability to execute/permanently incarcerate villains is totally Spidey's fault.]].
11th Aug '17 11:15:52 AM gb00393
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*** This is shown to be at least partially true with Jaime in Season 3, when he reveals that he assassinated Aerys Targaryen to prevent him burning King's Landing to the ground.
9th Aug '17 2:35:17 PM MBG
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* ''ComicBook/ROMSpaceknight'''s a KnightInShiningArmor by any standard, but he's very bad at explaining things. Things like "my gun doesn't kill people, it sends them to a PhantomZone", "this gadget I pulled out lets me detect shapeshifting aliens planning to conquer Earth", and "those people I shot were shapeshifting aliens hiding among you." Combine that with his faceless red-eyed design and silver full-body armor, and you have him looking an awful lot like a KillerRobot descending from the sky, waving around mystery devices, and vaporizing random humans for no reason. It's really no shock that people are scared of him.
8th Aug '17 11:08:08 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' takes this trope and combines it with VillainGoodPublicity and InUniverse HistoricalVillainUpgrade. [[AntiHero Velvet Crowe]] will go down in history as the [[TheDreaded Lord of Calamity]] who killed the "heroic" Shepherd and caused devastation to run across her world. She won't ever be remembered as the true hero of the time period [[spoiler: though the Berseria novels suggest that, due to Maotelus telling [[VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria Sorey]] about it, her real story just might get out.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'''s infamous [[BadassNormal Yuri]] [[DeadpanSnarker Lowell]] is officially a criminal due to various factors (a lot of which are a product of his [[BornUnlucky bad luck]]). Yuri...doesn't care. He's actually kinda pleased to find himself with wanted posters. His friends aren't so amused, especially when it means they have to flee the inn they are staying at to avoid a confrontation.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' takes this trope and combines it with VillainGoodPublicity VillainWithGoodPublicity and InUniverse HistoricalVillainUpgrade. [[AntiHero Velvet Crowe]] will go down in history as the [[TheDreaded Lord of Calamity]] who killed the "heroic" Shepherd and caused devastation to run across her world. She won't ever be remembered as the true hero of the time period [[spoiler: though the Berseria novels suggest that, due to Maotelus telling [[VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria Sorey]] about it, her real story just might get out.]]
8th Aug '17 11:05:21 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' takes this trope and combines it with VillainGoodPublicity and InUniverse HistoricalVillainUpgrade. [[AntiHero Velvet Crowe]] will go down in history as the [[TheDreaded Lord of Calamity]] who killed the "heroic" Shepherd and caused devastation to run across her world. She won't ever be remembered as the true hero of the time period [[spoiler: though the Berseria novels suggest that, due to Maotelus telling [[VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria Sorey]] about it, her real story just might get out.]]
7th Aug '17 10:14:52 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/MechagicalGirlLisaANT'': Between her alien-ant-robot costume and [[http://ant.comicgenesis.com/d/20050822.html Pink Flash's propaganda]], Lisa's heroic alter ego ANT is perceived as an "alien monster."
28th Jul '17 7:18:33 AM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonExplorers'': [[spoiler:Grovyle]] is here as part of a TerminatorTwosome, to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and prevent a BadFuture. Unfortunately for him, the other half of the twosome is a VillainWithGoodPublicity, who has managed to [[spoiler:spin Grovyle's efforts to fix the BadFuture as the ''cause'' of that future.]]
17th Jul '17 9:40:40 AM HeroGal2347
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* A ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode featured a reporter named Lawrence [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Loudmouth]] who started a smear campaign against Scrooge [=McDuck=] and later started to impersonate a new masked hero [[spoiler:(who happens to be Scrooge)]] and then make a smear campaign against the real hero. He was eventually captured and [[spoiler:Scrooge gave up the vigilante career.]]

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* A ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode featured a reporter named Lawrence [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Loudmouth]] who started a smear campaign against Scrooge [=McDuck=] and later started to impersonate a new masked hero [[spoiler:(who happens to be Scrooge)]] and then make a smear campaign against the real hero. He was eventually captured and [[spoiler:Scrooge gave up the vigilante career.]]
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