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30th Jan '17 6:10:59 PM ShorinBJ
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** Though he is always the first to accuse Spider-Man of crimes, JJ is also usually the first to retract his statement when he is proven wrong, at one point remarking that he believes that ''claiming'' Spidey to be a menace prevents him from actually ''becoming'' one. Furthermore, regardless of the Daily Bugle's libel, there is enough evidence to suggest that the New Yorkers are not so easily manipulated any more and ''will'' rally behind Spider-Man.

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** Though he is always the first to accuse Spider-Man of crimes, JJ is also usually the first to retract his statement when he is proven wrong, at one point remarking that he believes that ''claiming'' Spidey to be a menace prevents him from actually ''becoming'' one. Furthermore, regardless of the Daily Bugle's libel, there is enough evidence to suggest that the New Yorkers are not so easily manipulated any more anymore and ''will'' rally behind Spider-Man.



** The main character is feared and/or disliked by much of the teaching staff at Sunnydale High School. Initially, it was because they'd heard rumors about how she [[KillItWithFire burned down the gym]] at her old high school, but later she's the focus of a smear campaign directed by her principal. However, in the prom episode, the entire student body reveals that they knew that she had been protecting her all along and gave her a "Class Protector Award" in gratitude.

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** The main character is feared and/or disliked by much of the teaching staff at Sunnydale High School. Initially, it was because they'd heard rumors about how she [[KillItWithFire burned down the gym]] at her old high school, but later she's the focus of a smear campaign directed by her principal. However, in the prom episode, the entire student body reveals that they knew that she had been protecting her them all along and gave her a "Class Protector Award" in gratitude.



** S.H.I.E.L.D. as an organization has to deal with this from midway through season 1 all the way to the beginning of season 4. Following the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', no one trusts them any more. Of course, the fact that [[spoiler:they were infiltrated by HYDRA from their very inception]] is a very good reason not to trust them, but the fact remains that Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. really was trustworthy.

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** S.H.I.E.L.D. as an organization has to deal with this from midway through season 1 all the way to the beginning of season 4. Following the events of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', no one trusts them any more.anymore. Of course, the fact that [[spoiler:they were infiltrated by HYDRA from their very inception]] is a very good reason not to trust them, but the fact remains that Coulson's S.H.I.E.L.D. really was trustworthy.
30th Jan '17 6:08:39 PM ShorinBJ
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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the ''Daily Prophet'' convinces the populace that he's a psychotic attention-seeker who is pretending that Voldemort has returned to get himself more [[TheWoobie Woobieness]]. However, when Voldemort is seen at the Ministry of Magic, the ''Prophet'' not only reverses its position, but also gilds Harry's reputation as a fearlessly determined [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] warning the Wizardry community of the threat.

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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the ''Daily Prophet'' convinces the populace that he's a psychotic attention-seeker who is pretending that Voldemort has returned to get himself more [[TheWoobie Woobieness]]. However, when Voldemort is seen at the Ministry of Magic, the ''Prophet'' not only reverses its position, but also gilds Harry's reputation as a fearlessly determined [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] warning the Wizardry community of the threat. Not to mention leaving out their role in smearing him.
24th Jan '17 10:29:02 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Quite a number of people consider themselves to be this, notably Jaime, Tyrion, and Stannis.
** "The Door" reveals that Ned Stark is remembered (or at least lampooned) as a boorish yokel rather than a noble martyr.
24th Jan '17 1:49:27 AM LinTaylor
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* Saitama from ''WebComic/OnePunchMan'' is initially regarded as a joke, but after the defeat of the Under Sea King word starts spreading that he's a powerless faker who steals credit from hard-working heroes. The truth is that Saitaima '''is''' that powerful, and has saved humanity from extinction several times over even before the series began; at first he got no credit because he wasn't registered with the Hero Association[[note]]and people latched onto a random bystander who happened to be at the scene every time, turning him into an unintentional FakeUltimateHero[[/note]], but afterwards he willingly cultivated the image of a lazy GloryHound because he realized the idea of a nigh-invincible fighter diminished all the other heroes in the public's eyes. He only has a small circle of TrueCompanions who not only know how strong he is, but that he's an incredibly kind person deep down, and the Hero Association is gradually becoming more and more aware that there's much more to him than meets the eye.
12th Jan '17 11:32:16 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Played with. Mariah, Shades, and Diamondback all work to smear Luke in the public eye, first by [[spoiler:framing him for Cottonmouth's murder]], and then by exploiting FantasticRacism and basic otherism, as he's not a Harlem native. For several episodes, it seems like it's working, as the police are doing everything in their power to find him (including militarizing to a disturbing extent), and hundreds of people show up for an anti-Luke Cage rally. However, later episodes show that the majority of the people in Harlem, especially those who met Luke personally, don't believe a word of it. One cop lets Luke escape when he's cornered, and when Luke stops a robbery while he's running from the police, the owner of the store starts selling hoodies that look like Luke's bullet-ridden one. Many people in the district start wearing them to show solidarity with Luke, which makes it impossible for the police to find him.

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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Played with. Mariah,
**After Luke survives Cottonmouth blowing up his building with a bazooka, Cottonmouth tries to drive him out of Harlem by shaking down local businesses for protection money, a "Luke Cage stupidity tax" to say. The move backfires as the business owners go to Luke, who willingly recovers their money and possessions.
**Mariah,
Shades, and Diamondback all work to smear Luke in the public eye, first by [[spoiler:framing him for Cottonmouth's murder]], and then by exploiting FantasticRacism and basic otherism, as he's not a Harlem native. For several episodes, it seems like it's working, as the police are doing everything in their power to find him (including militarizing to a disturbing extent), and hundreds of people show up for an anti-Luke Cage rally. However, later episodes show that the majority of the people in Harlem, especially those who met Luke personally, don't believe a word of it. One cop lets Luke escape when he's cornered, and when Luke stops a robbery while he's running from the police, the owner of the store starts selling hoodies that look like Luke's bullet-ridden one. Many people in the district start wearing them to show solidarity with Luke, which makes it impossible for the police to find him.
12th Jan '17 8:54:16 AM Nintendoman01
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** This trope has become Sonic's downfall - the [[StrawmanNewsMedia Kane Broadcasting Company]] uses their footage to convince the population of Mobius that Sonic is actually a villain who might be ''worse'' than Robotnik, and the worst part of it is, the footage they have to back up their claims, while very one-sided, is still genuine. Sonic's base can spy on every zone in the world, Sonic himself [[JerkSue is a bit of a dick,]] and [[SuperoweredEvilSide his super form is a monster who's already caused havoc before.]] Not to mention the fact that in essence, ''he created Robotnik''. As it turns out, Grimer, Robotnik's former [[TheDragon Dragon]], not only gave the Kane Broadcasting Company the footage and knowledge they needed, but also built a new VoluntaryShapeshifting model of [[EvilKnockoff Metallix]] to frame Sonic for crimes such as bombing the Green Hill Zone with [[PoisonIsEvil Mega Mack]], turning half of it into an uninhabitable wasteland, to get revenge on Sonic for driving Robotnik insane. The plot has succeeded, with Sonic now a wanted fugitive and terrorist, hated and feared worldwide; even the ''Freedom Fighters'' (sans Tails) no longer trust him.

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** This trope has become Sonic's downfall - the [[StrawmanNewsMedia Kane Broadcasting Company]] uses their footage to convince the population of Mobius that Sonic is actually a villain who might be ''worse'' than Robotnik, and the worst part of it is, the footage they have to back up their claims, while very one-sided, is still genuine. Sonic's base can spy on every zone in the world, Sonic himself [[JerkSue is a bit of a dick,]] and [[SuperoweredEvilSide [[SuperpoweredEvilSide his super form is a monster who's already caused havoc before.]] Not to mention the fact that in essence, ''he ''[[CreateYourOwnVillain he created Robotnik''.Robotnik]]''. As it turns out, Grimer, Robotnik's former [[TheDragon Dragon]], not only gave the Kane Broadcasting Company the footage and knowledge they needed, but also built a new VoluntaryShapeshifting model of [[EvilKnockoff Metallix]] to frame Sonic for crimes such as bombing the Green Hill Zone with [[PoisonIsEvil Mega Mack]], turning half of it into an uninhabitable wasteland, to get revenge on Sonic for driving Robotnik insane. The plot has succeeded, with Sonic now a wanted fugitive and terrorist, hated and feared worldwide; even the ''Freedom Fighters'' (sans Tails) no longer trust him.
11th Jan '17 2:09:31 AM Orbiting
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', Sun becomes one due to Pluto witnessing what seems like him committing a brutal (as in, [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe ripping the person in half]]) and unprovoked murder. What Pluto didn't know is that [[spoiler:the person Sun killed was torturing innocent people to death at the time with their supernatural abilities, and Sun only resorted to violence to save them when trying to talk them down peacefully failed.]]
5th Jan '17 9:11:43 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': Ash gets hit with this from the first season episode "Bait" onwards, becoming wanted by the police for the chaos caused by the Deadites.



* ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'': This trope has become Sonic's downfall - the Kane Broadcasting Company uses their footage to convince the population of Mobius that Sonic is actually a villain who might be ''worse'' than Robotnik, and the worst part of it is, the footage they have to back up their claims, while very one-sided, is still genuine. Sonic's base can spy on every zone in the world, Sonic himself [[JerkAssSue is a bit of a dick,]] and [[SuperPoweredEvilSide his super form is a monster who's already caused havoc before.]] Not to mention the fact that in essence, ''he created Robotnik''... This smear campaign worked so well in conjunction with the BigBad's evil scheme that Sonic is now a complete outcast, loathed and [[TheDreaded feared]] worldwide; even the ''Freedom Fighters'' (sans Tails) no longer trust him.

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* ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'': ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'':
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This trope has become Sonic's downfall - the [[StrawmanNewsMedia Kane Broadcasting Company Company]] uses their footage to convince the population of Mobius that Sonic is actually a villain who might be ''worse'' than Robotnik, and the worst part of it is, the footage they have to back up their claims, while very one-sided, is still genuine. Sonic's base can spy on every zone in the world, Sonic himself [[JerkAssSue [[JerkSue is a bit of a dick,]] and [[SuperPoweredEvilSide [[SuperoweredEvilSide his super form is a monster who's already caused havoc before.]] Not to mention the fact that in essence, ''he created Robotnik''... This smear campaign worked so well in conjunction with Robotnik''. As it turns out, Grimer, Robotnik's former [[TheDragon Dragon]], not only gave the BigBad's evil scheme that Kane Broadcasting Company the footage and knowledge they needed, but also built a new VoluntaryShapeshifting model of [[EvilKnockoff Metallix]] to frame Sonic is for crimes such as bombing the Green Hill Zone with [[PoisonIsEvil Mega Mack]], turning half of it into an uninhabitable wasteland, to get revenge on Sonic for driving Robotnik insane. The plot has succeeded, with Sonic now a complete outcast, loathed wanted fugitive and [[TheDreaded feared]] terrorist, hated and feared worldwide; even the ''Freedom Fighters'' (sans Tails) no longer trust him.him.
** In the wake of Sonic's fall from grace, Tails has become the Hero of Mobius in his place. Despite this, he has earned a fair bit of scorn from the public, including the other Freedom Fighters, because even in the wake of the Kane Broadcasting Company's smear campaign, he [[UndyingLoyalty continues to support and defend Sonic]].
29th Dec '16 1:37:03 PM AtmosBlitzer
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[[caption-width-right:347:"What is he up to now?" [[SarcasmMode Well, I believe that 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?" [[SarcasmMode Well, I believe that [[SarcasmMode despicable ne'er-do-well ne'er-do-well]] is right at this moment]] moment [[DudeWheresMyRespect SAVING YOU INGRATES]]![[note]]Again![[/note]]]]
21st Dec '16 1:30:47 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'', Morgan Edge slanders Superman to try to bring him down.
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