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29th May '17 1:54:31 PM indexer
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* ''Literature/TheZombieKnight'' 's main character, Hector, has this problem. It started when his enemy attacked him with controlled versions of his classmates, and the property damage from later servant battles cemented this reputation. [[[spoiler: at least until he got a royal pardon, anyway.]]]
26th May '17 2:53:28 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' starts with the protagonist ''helping a woman being physically assaulted'', [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished only to be treated as a violent delinquent by those around him afterwards, due to the molester having connections with the local police]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' starts with the protagonist ''helping a woman being physically assaulted'', [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished only to be treated as a violent delinquent by those around him afterwards, due to the molester having connections with the local police]].police]]. Additionally, the vigilante group he leads is often treated by the news media as villains and criminals, though they still get some popular support, [[spoiler:at least until they're framed for murder]].
14th May '17 9:57:13 AM nombretomado
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* Tassadar has a bit of a publicity problem in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' due to his alliance with the Dark Templar and the Terrans. Arcturus Mengsk used to be one too, back when the Confederacy was in power. Jim Raynor has been one ever since the Dominion rose to power.

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* Tassadar has a bit of a publicity problem in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' due to his alliance with the Dark Templar and the Terrans. Arcturus Mengsk used to be one too, back when the Confederacy was in power. Jim Raynor has been one ever since the Dominion rose to power.
12th May '17 12:53:33 PM AnonymousArchivist
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* {{Literature/Worm}} has just about everything on the spectrum. To name a few:
** Bastion got some bad press for calling a fan a spic.
** [[spoiler:The protagonist, Taylor, after she takes on the hero identity Weaver and joins the Protectorate. Understandable, considering that as Skitter, she led a group of teenage supervillains in conquering a city, humiliating the heroes at every turn.]]



* {{Literature/Worm}} has just about everything on the spectrum. To name a few:
** Bastion got some bad press for calling a fan a spic.
** [[spoiler:The protagonist, Taylor, after she takes on the hero identity Weaver and joins the Protectorate. Understandable, considering that as Skitter, she led a group of teenage supervillains in conquering a city, humiliating the heroes at every turn.]]
7th May '17 1:43:14 AM HotelCalifornia
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[[caption-width-right:347:"What is he up to now?" Well, I believe that [[SarcasmMode despicable ne'er-do-well]] is right at this moment [[DudeWheresMyRespect SAVING YOU INGRATES]]![[note]]Again![[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:347:"What is he up to now?" Well, I believe that [[SarcasmMode despicable ne'er-do-well]] ne'er-do-well is right at this moment [[DudeWheresMyRespect SAVING YOU INGRATES]]![[note]]Again![[/note]]]]
20th Apr '17 10:34:40 PM ClatoLawa
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* ''Fanfic/HopToIt'' has Rabbit, an American Miraculous holder who used to be about as accepted as Ladybug in Paris. However, around the time she moves to Paris, she accidentally acquires her partner's power, Dogstruction, which activates when she tries to use her own power of Lucky Strike. As such, her run through a Paris neighbourhood while trying to avoid an akuma results in her causing over a million dollars in property damage and several injuries. Chat Noir accepts her explanation quickly enough, as does Ladybug when Chat tells her, but Rabbit is first mistaken for an akuma by the media and then for a supervillain in her own right, earning the nickname "Jack Hammer". She does earn a few more defenders when she helps out civilians during the Road Rage attack, including Nino, but the media continue to question whether she's a hero or a menace. Alya even makes a Ladyblog video painting "Jack Hammer" as an agent of Hawk Moth, which persuades most of her class, some of whom have family members that were affected by the first "rampage". Alya eventually turns around on her after she helps save her from Cottontail and makes her a second video with the other heroes, but Rabbit still hasn't quite escaped her "Jack Hammer" reputation.

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* ''Fanfic/HopToIt'' has Rabbit, an American Miraculous holder who used to be about as accepted in Los Angeles as Ladybug and Chat Noir are in Paris. However, around the time she moves to Paris, she accidentally acquires her partner's power, Dogstruction, which activates when she tries to use her own power of Lucky Strike. As such, her run through a Paris neighbourhood while trying to avoid an akuma results in her causing over a million dollars in property damage and several injuries. Chat Noir accepts her explanation quickly enough, as does Ladybug when Chat tells her, but Rabbit is first mistaken for an akuma by the media and then for a supervillain in her own right, earning the nickname "Jack Hammer". She does earn a few more defenders when she helps out civilians during the Road Rage attack, including Nino, but the media continue to question whether she's a hero or a menace. Alya even makes a Ladyblog video painting "Jack Hammer" as an agent of Hawk Moth, which persuades most of her class, some of whom have family members that were affected by the first "rampage". Alya eventually turns around on her after she helps save her from Cottontail and makes her a second video with the other heroes, but Rabbit still hasn't quite escaped her "Jack Hammer" reputation.
20th Apr '17 10:29:59 PM ClatoLawa
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* ''Fanfic/HopToIt'' has Rabbit, an American Miraculous holder who used to be about as accepted as Ladybug in Paris. However, around the time she moves to Paris, she accidentally acquires her partner's power, Dogstruction, which activates when she tries to use her own power of Lucky Strike. As such, her run through a Paris neighbourhood while trying to avoid an akuma results in her causing over a million dollars in property damage and several injuries. Chat Noir accepts her explanation quickly enough, as does Ladybug when Chat tells her, but Rabbit is first mistaken for an akuma by the media and then for a supervillain in her own right, earning the nickname "Jack Hammer". She does earn a few more defenders when she helps out civilians during the Road Rage attack, including Nino, but the media continue to question whether she's a hero or a menace. Alya even makes a Ladyblog video painting "Jack Hammer" as an agent of Hawk Moth, which persuades most of her class, some of whom have family members that were affected by the first "rampage". Alya eventually turns around on her after she helps save her from Cottontail and makes her a second video with the other heroes, but Rabbit still hasn't quite escaped her "Jack Hammer" reputation.
7th Apr '17 11:32:36 PM infernape612
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* In ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'''s recap of the [[VideoGame/GoldenSun first two games]], what little mention there is of [[spoiler: Felix's actions]] openly casts him in a bad light, and [[spoiler: the Fire Clan]] are never explained at all ([[spoiler: though the latter weren't particularly heroic to common knowledge]]).

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* In ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'''s recap of the [[VideoGame/GoldenSun first two games]], what little mention there is of [[spoiler: Felix's actions]] openly casts him in a bad light, and [[spoiler: the Fire Clan]] are never explained at all ([[spoiler: though ([[spoiler:though the latter weren't particularly heroic to common knowledge]]).



* In the sequel to ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', the Jedi Exile is subject to this constantly, having been indirectly responsible for the accidental destruction of Peragus II during the prologue. The Exile was also one of the Jedi who joined Revan during the Mandalorian Wars, where they [[spoiler: gave the order to detonate a superweapon over Malachor V, wiping out all life on the planet and in orbit and ending the war]]. When the game begins, the Exile returns from their ten year long self-imposed exile on the Outer Rim, having been banished from the Jedi Order for their actions during the war.

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* In the sequel to ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', the Jedi Exile is subject to this constantly, having been indirectly responsible for the accidental destruction of Peragus II during the prologue. The Exile was also one of the Jedi who joined Revan during the Mandalorian Wars, where they [[spoiler: gave the order to detonate a superweapon over Malachor V, wiping out all life on the planet and in orbit and ending the war]]. When the game begins, the Exile returns from their ten year long self-imposed exile on the Outer Rim, having been banished from the Jedi Order for their actions during the war.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': At the start of the game. The protagonist ''helps a woman being physically assaulted'', only to be treated as a violent delinquent by those around him aftewards, due to the molester having connections with the local police.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': At 5}}'' starts with the start of the game. The protagonist ''helps ''helping a woman being physically assaulted'', [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished only to be treated as a violent delinquent by those around him aftewards, afterwards, due to the molester having connections with the local police.police]].



* In ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'', [[spoiler:The Mad King essentially manipulates the entire city into believing that X-Ray and Vav are nothing but a bunch of SuperZeroes and that Mogar is the hero they really deserve. It doesn't help that he's ''right'' - Vav's a nice guy, but not all right in the head and X-Ray suffers from a crippling case of ItsAllAboutMe and that's not counting the destruction they've caused by their antics.]]

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* In ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'', [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the Mad King essentially manipulates the entire city into believing that X-Ray and Vav are nothing but a bunch of SuperZeroes and that Mogar is the hero they really deserve. It doesn't help that he's ''right'' - Vav's a nice guy, but not all right in the head and X-Ray suffers from a crippling case of ItsAllAboutMe and that's not counting the destruction they've caused by their antics.]]
7th Apr '17 11:27:09 PM infernape612
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* The Borderlands series plays with this trope in a rather interesting way :

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* The Borderlands ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series plays with this trope in a rather interesting way :



** In Borderlands 2, more treasure hunters and thrill seekers join in, and are quickly hunted by Handsome Jack, a villain of otherworldly proportions who doesn't hesitate to publish bullshit news about them burning orphanages or strangling kittens, and this time he has an audience buying his shit. Luckily for the protagonists, they still have allies not believing him.
** And comes BorderlandsThePreSequel, that lets you see the events between the two previous games from Handsome Jack's perspective. There you learn important things : [[spoiler: Jack wasn't the worst boss Hyperion ever knew, far from that; his first motives were rather heroic, to save the galaxy from a possible cataclysm and to save all the inhabitants on Elpis from a certain death by KillSat; and above all he became the villain he is in Borderlands 2 because of a series of betrayals by the Vault Hunters of the first game, and they never explain their motives, what leaves for only conclusion that they gratuitously screwed with him. Who is truly the misunderstood hero and who is truly the villain in this story ?]]

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** In Borderlands 2, ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', more treasure hunters and thrill seekers join in, and are quickly hunted by Handsome Jack, a villain of otherworldly proportions who doesn't hesitate to publish bullshit news about them burning orphanages or strangling kittens, and this time he has an audience buying his shit. Luckily for the protagonists, they still have allies not believing him.
** And comes BorderlandsThePreSequel, ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', that lets you see the events between the two previous games from Handsome Jack's perspective. There you learn important things : things: [[spoiler: Jack wasn't the worst boss Hyperion ever knew, far from that; his first motives were rather heroic, to save the galaxy from a possible cataclysm and to save all the inhabitants on Elpis from a certain death by KillSat; and above all he became the villain he is in Borderlands 2 ''Borderlands 2'' because of a series of betrayals by the Vault Hunters of the first game, and they never explain their motives, what which leaves for only the conclusion that they gratuitously screwed with him. Who is truly the misunderstood hero and who is truly the villain in this story ?]]story?]]
6th Apr '17 11:46:06 AM gb00393
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** The Stark's reputation has suffered over the years but this is mostly averted by Season 6. "The Door" reveals that Ned Stark is remembered (or at least lampooned) as a boorish yokel who was executed for greedily trying to steal the throne rather than a noble martyr. King Robb and Talisa's love affair is blamed for the loss of the war. Jon is seen as a Night's Watch deserter who let Wildlings into the realm while Sansa is seen as a glorified Southerner owing to her time in King's Landing and marriage to Tyrion and few powerful northern families support them because neither of them are legally Starks.

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** The Stark's reputation has suffered over the years but this is mostly averted by Season 6. "The Door" reveals that Ned Stark is remembered (or at least lampooned) as a boorish yokel who was executed for greedily trying to steal the throne rather than a noble martyr. King Robb and Talisa's love affair is blamed for the loss of the war. Jon is seen as a Night's Watch deserter who let betrayed his oath as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch by letting Wildlings into the realm while realm, who Northerners believe will rampage their lands. This causes House Umber to pledge their allegiance to the Boltons, whom they despise very openly, to defend themselves. The Umbers are the ones who give Jon's little brother Rickon to Ramsay as hostage. Sansa is seen as a glorified Southerner owing to her time in King's Landing and marriage to Tyrion and few powerful northern families support them Jon or Sansa because neither of them are legally Starks.
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