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9th Dec '17 1:03:19 AM Zazie122
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** Taken UpToEleven with Eren himself, who is seen by [[spoiler:the rest of the world[[note]]everyone who isn't living on the island of Paradis, where the main characters reside[[/note]] as a "traitor of peace"]].
7th Dec '17 1:12:40 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''Fanfic/RuinedWithYou'' has a variation where Chat Noir's publicity is still fine (though he hasn't done much since he retired after Hawk Moth was captured) but Adrien's modelling career has suffered thanks to his association with his father, now a convictted supervillain, forcing him to leave Paris for two years just to find designers willing to work with him.

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* ''Fanfic/RuinedWithYou'' has a variation where Chat Noir's publicity is still fine (though (partly because he hasn't done much anything since he retired after Hawk Moth was captured) but Adrien's modelling career has suffered thanks to his association with his father, now a convictted supervillain, forcing him to leave Paris for two years just to find designers willing to work with him.
7th Dec '17 1:11:20 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''Fanfic/RuinedWithYou'' has a variation where Chat Noir's publicity is still fine (though he hasn't done much since he retired after Hawk Moth was captured) but Adrien's modelling career has suffered thanks to his association with his father, now a convictted supervillain, forcing him to leave Paris for two years just to find designers willing to work with him.
27th Nov '17 11:53:38 AM lillolillo
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** Confused and frightened, ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' fought Superman when they first met; which didn't exactly make the public like her. She yo-yo's back and forth on this, though. Some remember her fight with the Worldkillers in New York and praise her as a hero. Others... not so much.

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** ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 PostCrisis Supergirl]]'' suffers from Kryptonite poisoning when she arrives on Earth, which changes her personality to one of a crazy, self-absorbed, whiny, rude emo teen. After one year she gets her act together and begins acting as an S-wearing hero, but it took some time for her initial behavior being forgotten. Likweise, Daily Planet journalist Cat Grant starts a negative PR campaign to smear Kara. She finally stops one year later when Supergirl saves her life.
** Confused and frightened, ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2011 Post-Flashpoint Supergirl]]'' fought Superman when they first met; which didn't exactly make the public like her. She yo-yo's back and forth on this, though. Some remember her fight with the Worldkillers in New York and praise her as a hero. Others... not so much.
26th Nov '17 1:02:16 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': The Turtles themselves get this a lot, in no small part due to the efforts of April's boss Burne Thompson and the cameraman Vernon Fenwick, who firmly distrust them and constantly blame them for the trouble [[BigBadDuumvirate Shredder and Krang]] cause.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': The Turtles themselves get this a lot, in no small part due to the efforts courtesy of April's boss Burne Thompson and Thompson. It gets even worse during the cameraman Vernon Fenwick, who firmly distrust [[RedSkyTakeWarning Red Sky seasons]], where after Shredder blows up the Channel 6 building, Burne, blaming the Turtles for it, goes full J. Jonah Jameson on them and constantly blame does everything possible to make them for look bad, and when Dregg, the trouble [[BigBadDuumvirate BigBad replacing Shredder for the final two seasons, uses propaganda to turn the entire city against them and Krang]] cause. make himself into a VillainWithGoodPublicity.
20th Oct '17 2:52:51 AM RedScharlach
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** There is the fact that Peter began his superhero career as a teenager with no guidance and tended to be a wisecracking jerk who often screwed up and lost, and also tried more than once to draw a paycheck for it (nobody knows he needs the money to take care of his aunt). A bad first impression is hard to shake. Plus, being immature, he tended to egg-on JJ or get angry at him (which could be interpreted as threatening).

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** There is the fact that Peter began his superhero career as a teenager with no guidance and tended to be a wisecracking jerk who often screwed up and lost, and also tried more than once to draw a paycheck for it (nobody knows he needs the money to take care of his aunt). A bad first impression is hard to shake. Plus, being immature, he tended to egg-on egg on JJ or get angry at him (which could be interpreted as threatening).



** In the ComicBook/{{Ultimate|SpiderMan}} line of Spider-Man comics, JJ initially only wanted to make headlines. This quickly changed however. It came to a head after The Bugle publicly started to support Sam Bullit, who was running on an anti-vigilante (in other words, -superheroes) campaign. But later, after an attempt on his life by some of the Kingpin's goons, JJ went to Peter's house (after having fired Peter from his job at the Daily Bugle earlier) and revealed his deeper reasons. He'd launched a smear campaign against Spider-Man because he didn't like the fact that his own son, who had died in a space shuttle accident (a real hero in Jameson's eyes), wasn't thought of as one and didn't get the attention he deserved, while everyday people looked up to a guy swingin' in his underwear.

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** In the ComicBook/{{Ultimate|SpiderMan}} line of Spider-Man comics, JJ initially only wanted to make headlines. This quickly changed however. It came to a head after The Bugle publicly started to support Sam Bullit, who was running on an anti-vigilante (in other words, -superheroes) anti-superheroes) campaign. But later, after an attempt on his life by some of the Kingpin's goons, JJ went to Peter's house (after having fired Peter from his job at the Daily Bugle earlier) and revealed his deeper reasons. He'd launched a smear campaign against Spider-Man because he didn't like the fact that his own son, who had died in a space shuttle accident (a real hero in Jameson's eyes), wasn't thought of as one and didn't get the attention he deserved, while everyday people looked up to a guy swingin' in his underwear.



** In a complete 180 of his long held status, Superman in the Comicbook/{{New 52}} starts out as one of these (which is covered in ''ComicBook/ActionComics''.)

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** In a complete 180 of his long held long-held status, Superman in the Comicbook/{{New 52}} starts out as one of these (which is covered in ''ComicBook/ActionComics''.)



** In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' -in which Supergirl became a Red Lantern- this was subverted when Superman and [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] talked about Supergirl. Superman admitted that Justice League teammate Hal Jordan had nothing good to tell about the Red Lanterns (even when they try to be heroes, Red Lanterns are generally regarded as violent, dangerous, blood-thirsty sociopaths); but he added that he judges people based on what they do, not what people say about them, and he forms his own opinions.

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** In the ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' story arc ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' -in -- in which Supergirl became a Red Lantern- Lantern -- this was subverted when Superman and [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guy Gardner]] talked about Supergirl. Superman admitted that Justice League teammate Hal Jordan had nothing good to tell say about the Red Lanterns (even when they try to be heroes, Red Lanterns are generally regarded as violent, dangerous, blood-thirsty sociopaths); but he added that he judges people based on what they do, not what people say about them, and he forms his own opinions.



* ''{{ComicBook/Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider is one of the few people who is consistently willing to stand up for the little guy, and he gets a lot of shit for it. Granted, Spider has done a wide variety of colourful things to piss off the rich and famous, and, at least to some extent cultivates this persona in order to draw creative inspiration from it. However, consider the fact that he once recieved a death threat consisting of a petition to have him dragged outside and shot. It had over five-hundred signatures....

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* ''{{ComicBook/Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider is one of the few people who is consistently willing to stand up for the little guy, and he gets a lot of shit for it. Granted, Spider has done a wide variety of colourful things to piss off the rich and famous, and, at least to some extent cultivates this persona in order to draw creative inspiration from it. However, consider the fact that he once recieved received a death threat consisting of a petition to have him dragged outside and shot. It had over five-hundred signatures....



* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'': Merlin would probably out a lot more villains if he didn't spend so much time [[ObfuscatingStupidity convincing everyone he's a moron]]. And on a lesser note, it's mentioned several times that while he's saved the kingdom, Arthur, and everyone on the show at least once, the fact that he's [[FantasticRacism magical]] will probably get him executed anyway due to all the magicians that attack Camelot.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'': Merlin would probably out a lot more villains if he didn't spend so much time [[ObfuscatingStupidity convincing everyone he's a moron]]. And on a lesser note, it's mentioned several times that while he's saved the kingdom, Arthur, and everyone on the show at least once, the fact that he's [[FantasticRacism magical]] will would probably get him executed anyway due to all the magicians that attack Camelot.
16th Oct '17 4:17:12 PM Divra
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''{{ComicBook/Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider is one of the few people who is consistently willing to stand up for the little guy, and he gets a lot of shit for it. Granted, Spider has done a wide variety of colourful things to piss off the rich and famous, and, at least to some extent cultivates this persona in order to draw creative inspiration from it. However, the fact that he once recieved a death threat consisting of a petition to have him dragged outside and shot with over five-hundred signatures....

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* ''{{ComicBook/Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider is one of the few people who is consistently willing to stand up for the little guy, and he gets a lot of shit for it. Granted, Spider has done a wide variety of colourful things to piss off the rich and famous, and, at least to some extent cultivates this persona in order to draw creative inspiration from it. However, consider the fact that he once recieved a death threat consisting of a petition to have him dragged outside and shot with shot. It had over five-hundred signatures....
16th Oct '17 4:15:47 PM Divra
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''{{ComicBook/Transmetropolitan}}'': Spider is one of the few people who is consistently willing to stand up for the little guy, and he gets a lot of shit for it. Granted, Spider has done a wide variety of colourful things to piss off the rich and famous, and, at least to some extent cultivates this persona in order to draw creative inspiration from it. However, the fact that he once recieved a death threat consisting of a petition to have him dragged outside and shot with over five-hundred signatures....
15th Oct '17 3:04:31 PM kazokuhouou
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* At first glance, Shogun Ienari in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}'' looks like a case of AdaptationalHeroism, due to how different he is (well meaning, secretly working against his EvilMatriarch mother, actively promoted treatment and vaccination against the {{Gendercide}} plague) from how Ienari was in real life (a spendthrift who cared more about his harem than government). [[spoiler:On his deathbed he tells his wife he ordered the scribes to portray him as the spendthrift pervert, in order to suppress any knowledge of the Redface Pox from foreign powers who may take advantage of the disproportionate gender ratio and invade Japan.]]
10th Oct '17 11:21:36 AM aidreamer
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Wulfenbachs suffer a lot from this. OK, they are the despot of Europa and his heir, but Klaus is often accused of being the Other, betraying the Heterodynes, etc. He could probably use a good propaganda service which would only have to use some positive facts. Gil is also accused of having destroyed Dr. Beetle's lab for no reason (well, actually, he just send a bomb back to the thrower, saving not only his life but an innocent assistant as well). [[spoiler:After the Wulfenbachs' fall during the TimeSkip, Europa is in chaos again and quite a few people now think of their rule as a "golden age".]]

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Wulfenbachs suffer a lot from this. OK, they are the despot of Europa and his heir, but Klaus is often accused of being the Other, betraying the Heterodynes, etc. He could probably use a good propaganda service which would only have to use some positive facts. Gil is also accused of having destroyed Dr. Beetle's lab for no reason (well, actually, he just send a bomb back to the thrower, saving not only his life but an innocent assistant as well). [[spoiler:After the Wulfenbachs' fall during the TimeSkip, Europa is in chaos again and quite a few people now think of their rule as a "golden age".]]]]
** World opinion on Agatha herself is quite polarized. Many people see her as the rightful successor to her father's heroism. But there is also no shortage of people that believe she is every bit the monster her ancestors were, and Klaus tries very hard to kill or contain her due to being one of them.
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