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22nd Apr '16 9:53:44 AM Silverblade2
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* Starts to happen in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' Season 8 and in full force in Season 10.

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* %%* Starts to happen in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' Season 8 and in full force in Season 10.
25th Mar '16 3:47:04 PM Manny20444
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* Just like in the comics, Spider-Man suffers from this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Oddly enough, J. Jonah Jameson at first shows no signs that he hates Spidey (although it is shown on the daily bugle newspapers), and simply views him as easy publicity but still tries to discredit him. However, similar to ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, a story about Spider-Man in a rival newspaper outsells the Daily Bugle's own story on his son's heroic landing of a space shuttle. As a result, Jameson finally snaps and begins a smear campaign against the web slinger.

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* Just like in the comics, Spider-Man suffers from this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Oddly enough, J. Jonah Jameson at first shows no some signs that he hates Spidey (although it is shown on the daily bugle newspapers), and simply views him as easy publicity but still tries to discredit him. However, similar to ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, a story about Spider-Man in a rival newspaper outsells the Daily Bugle's own story on his son's heroic landing of a space shuttle. As a result, Jameson finally snaps and begins a smear campaign against the web slinger.
14th Mar '16 9:35:20 PM Kuruni
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* The Burners in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', especially Mike Chilton, the leader. Abraham Kane, the leader of Detroit Deluxe is likewise the VillainWithGoodPublicity.

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* The Burners in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'', especially Mike Chilton, the leader. Abraham Kane, the leader of Detroit Deluxe is likewise the VillainWithGoodPublicity.
9th Mar '16 8:02:00 AM Laniv
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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/InFamous''. The player character starts out with bad publicity [[spoiler: because he was the delivery boy who carried the immensely destructive Ray Sphere into the heart of the city, where it exploded]], but as time goes on ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential and if you choose to play the good guy]]), his publicity gets much better to the point where the guy that's been smearing him throughout the entire game actually gets [[spoiler: murdered by the people he works for while screaming "I did what you asked!" for not doing his job well enough.]]

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/InFamous''. The player character starts out with bad publicity [[spoiler: because he was the delivery boy who carried the immensely destructive Ray Sphere into the heart of the city, where it exploded]], but as time goes on ([[VideoGameCrueltyPotential ([[VideoGameCaringPotential and if you choose to play the good guy]]), his publicity gets much better to the point where the guy that's been smearing him throughout the entire game actually gets [[spoiler: murdered by the people he works for while screaming "I did what you asked!" for not doing his job well enough.]]
3rd Mar '16 10:24:14 AM TheBigBopper
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* Mist from ''Manga/{{Knights}}'' is generally feared and hated because he's black and he's in a Medieval European-esque setting with an overwhelmingly white population.

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* Mist from ''Manga/{{Knights}}'' is generally feared and hated because he's black and he's in a Medieval European-esque setting with an overwhelmingly white population. Just about everybody in this society believes that witches are real and that the Church is infallible, so Mist's attempts to rescue wrongly convicted witches from burning at the stake are seen as heretical and treasonous.
3rd Mar '16 10:19:34 AM TheBigBopper
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* Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', although he's technically an AntiHero. Still beats his [[spoiler: reincarnated]] nemesis Griffith, who is the VillainWithGoodPublicity.

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* Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', although ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has been treated as a dangerous villain by townspeople and the authorities since he started WalkingTheEarth as the Black Swordsman, when he is actually just a sometimes ruthless AntiHero who is assumed to be--and actively pretends to be--worse than he is. In the first place, he's technically on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the demonic Apostles who killed everyone he cared about, and he claims not to care about collateral damage. He's a WalkingDisasterArea because confronting an AntiHero. Still beats Apostle on their home turf invariably escalates into an all out war that causes the streets to run with the blood of (more or less) innocent bystanders, and by the end of it everybody who knows the truth of what happened is either dead or on the run, leaving him as the scapegoat. It doesn't help that he looks a lot like a villain because he's dressed all in black, and tries to act like a total bastard toward anyone who starts to get friendly with him in order to drive them away for their own good. There's also the fact that demons and Apostles that he kills turn back to their human form after they're killed, so that if the monsters' original form had been children, he ends up looking like a mass child murderer to anyone who arrives on the scene afterwards. That causes KnightTemplar Farnese of the Holy Iron Chain Knights to pursue and arrest him because she's [[InspectorJavert convinced that he's a servant of evil]]. After all these misunderstandings he's gotten sick of trying to explain himself because everybody always assumes that he's evil anyway, and he figures that at least if he scares them, they might keep the hell out of his [[spoiler: reincarnated]] nemesis Griffith, way. Fortunately, his reputation as a hero has improved somewhat since the Millenium Falcon Arc gave him the chance for some high-profile heroics, and some of his best sidekicks now are former enemies who is the VillainWithGoodPublicity.realized that he was right all along.
29th Feb '16 9:23:11 AM Iampureevil
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* "Webcomic/Metacarpolis": In Emi's flashback, it is revealed that she was a former magical girl who became an idol when her and her group signed up to be stars. However, she finds her career turn sour when she stops a mugger with a gun by....breaking his legs. Let's just say, it goes pretty public.

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* "Webcomic/Metacarpolis": {{Webcomic/Metacarpolis}}: In Emi's flashback, it is revealed that she was a former magical girl who became an idol when her and her group signed up to be stars. However, she finds her career turn sour when she stops a mugger with a gun by....breaking his legs. Let's just say, it goes pretty public.
9th Feb '16 9:48:00 PM thatmadork
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** All this comes to a head in "PvP", where [[spoiler:Penny is dismembered by Pyrrha in the Tournament and her robotic nature is fully revealed]]. Cinder gives a huge public address decrying the kingdoms of Vale and Atlas and asking the public why they should trust academies that create [[SociopathicSoldier psychotic]] ChildSoldiers and RidiculouslyHumanRobots. [[MagnificentBitch It seems to have worked swimmingly]].
1st Feb '16 11:30:40 PM FierceArtist
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** In the earlier series, ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries]]'' as part of "The Alien Costume" trilogy, Spider-Man saves John Jameson's life (who mind you, is ''JJJ's son'') after his spacecraft crashlands in George Washington Bridge. Unfortunately, Spidey gets into a tangle with the Rhino while doing so, and the Rhino steals off with a space rock than Spidey didn't even know about. Poor Peter Parker went home thinking that for once Spider-Man will get his due, only to learn that an incensed J. Jonah Jameson went on his own network accusing Spider-Man of stealing the rock, and putting a bounty of $1 million on his capture. Parker even considered quitting being Spider-Man for a while, until [[TheSymbiote a mysterious ooze]] bonds with him. This starts a new set of problems when Spider-Man [[SuperpowerdEvilSide acts more aggressively]] during this time.

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** In the earlier series, ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries]]'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' as part of "The Alien Costume" trilogy, Spider-Man saves John Jameson's life (who mind you, is ''JJJ's son'') after his spacecraft crashlands in George Washington Bridge. Unfortunately, Spidey gets into a tangle with the Rhino while doing so, and the Rhino steals off with a space rock than Spidey didn't even know about. Poor Peter Parker went home thinking that for once Spider-Man will get his due, only to learn that an incensed J. Jonah Jameson went on his own network accusing Spider-Man of stealing the rock, and putting offering a bounty of $1 million bounty on his capture. Parker even considered quitting being Spider-Man for a while, until [[TheSymbiote a mysterious ooze]] bonds with him. This starts a new set of problems when Spider-Man [[SuperpowerdEvilSide [[SuperpoweredEvilSide acts more aggressively]] during this time.time, particularly with Jameson.
1st Feb '16 11:28:26 PM FierceArtist
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* Just like in the comics, Spider-Man suffers from this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Oddly enough, J. Jonah Jameson at first shows no signs that he hates Spidey(although it is shown on the daily bugle newspapers), and simply views him as easy publicity but still tries discredit him. However, similar to ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, a story about Spider-Man in a rival newspaper outsells the Daily Bugle's own story on his son's heroic landing of a space shuttle. As a result, Jameson finally snaps and begins a smear campaign against the web slinger.

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* Just like in the comics, Spider-Man suffers from this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Oddly enough, J. Jonah Jameson at first shows no signs that he hates Spidey(although Spidey (although it is shown on the daily bugle newspapers), and simply views him as easy publicity but still tries to discredit him. However, similar to ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan, a story about Spider-Man in a rival newspaper outsells the Daily Bugle's own story on his son's heroic landing of a space shuttle. As a result, Jameson finally snaps and begins a smear campaign against the web slinger.slinger.
** In the earlier series, ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries]]'' as part of "The Alien Costume" trilogy, Spider-Man saves John Jameson's life (who mind you, is ''JJJ's son'') after his spacecraft crashlands in George Washington Bridge. Unfortunately, Spidey gets into a tangle with the Rhino while doing so, and the Rhino steals off with a space rock than Spidey didn't even know about. Poor Peter Parker went home thinking that for once Spider-Man will get his due, only to learn that an incensed J. Jonah Jameson went on his own network accusing Spider-Man of stealing the rock, and putting a bounty of $1 million on his capture. Parker even considered quitting being Spider-Man for a while, until [[TheSymbiote a mysterious ooze]] bonds with him. This starts a new set of problems when Spider-Man [[SuperpowerdEvilSide acts more aggressively]] during this time.
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