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19th Jun '17 1:51:59 AM Az_Tech341
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* {{Series/Quantico}}: Has a habit of combining this with {{Straw Feminist}}.
** Miranda's superiors demote her after leading a botched operation with an untrained recruit which resulted in both agents and civilians being killed. Miranda goes to her boss with evidence that her successor slept with a recruit (a consenting adult, so no one complained about favorable or unfavorable treatment). When Miranda sees that he isn't going to be punished, she gives Alex a self-pitying speech about the glass ceiling.
** In Season 2, Vice President Claire Haas asks Shelby not to reveal her culpability in creating a group of rogue agents, saying that, as a woman, she'll be held to an unfair standard, while her past includes getting away with being in league with a terrorist (which everyone knew but couldn't prove).
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10th Jun '17 7:37:09 PM Az_Tech341
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Frequently, they will be found out. Be it an EngineeredPublicConfession or through investigation. TheHero may have the choice of either exposing them as a fraud and discrediting them before their followers, or keeping their secret and blackmailing them into cleaning up their act or helping in another matter. How this turns out depends on how sympathetic or {{Jerkass}} they are, and how humanizing their "vice" is (a diet guru eating donuts is probably ok, an eco-businessman clear cutting forests probably isn't, a [[MoralGuardians moral crusader]] molesting children [[MoralEventHorizon definitely isn't]]). If a villain finds a friend of the hero's FatalFlaw this way (or worse, the hero's own), they might use FlawExploitation to torment and control them.

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Frequently, they will be found out. Be it an EngineeredPublicConfession or through investigation. TheHero may have the choice of either exposing them as a fraud and discrediting them before their followers, or keeping their secret and blackmailing them into cleaning up their act or helping in another matter. How this turns out depends on how sympathetic or {{Jerkass}} "{{Jerkass}}-ic" they are, and how humanizing their "vice" is (a diet guru eating donuts is probably ok, an eco-businessman clear cutting clear-cutting forests probably isn't, a [[MoralGuardians moral crusader]] molesting children [[MoralEventHorizon definitely isn't]]). If a villain finds a friend of the hero's FatalFlaw this way (or worse, the hero's own), they might use FlawExploitation to torment and control them.



Heroes are often accused of hypocrisy by villains who want to believe they're NotSoDifferent and brag AtLeastIAdmitIt. Heroes who actually ''are'' hypocrites tend to hear "WhatTheHellHero" quite a lot. ([[DesignatedHero Unless they don't.]]) Hypocrites, be they heroes or villains, often find themselves [[HateSink to be more hated]] [[TheScrappy by the audience]] even more than the main ObviouslyEvil CardCarryingVillain, chiefly because they ''lied'' about their convictions, while [[VillainsNeverLie those evil villains come off]] [[AtLeastIAdmitIt pretty honest in what they do]]. This is usually because of the HolierThanThou implications that someone who publicly preaches about good things is signaling to other people that they are a good person (or are at least better than some others), and people feel cheated when that does not end up being the case.

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Heroes are often accused of hypocrisy by villains who want to believe they're NotSoDifferent and brag AtLeastIAdmitIt. Heroes who actually ''are'' hypocrites tend to hear "WhatTheHellHero" quite a lot. ([[DesignatedHero Unless they don't.]]) Hypocrites, be they heroes or villains, often find themselves [[HateSink to be more hated]] [[TheScrappy by the audience]] even more than the main ObviouslyEvil CardCarryingVillain, chiefly because they ''lied'' about their convictions, while [[VillainsNeverLie those evil villains come off]] [[AtLeastIAdmitIt pretty honest in what they do]]. This is usually because of the HolierThanThou implications that someone who publicly preaches about good things is signaling to other people that they are a good person (or are at least better than some others), and people feel cheated when that does not end up being the case.



* GladIThoughtOfIt: Character dismisses someone else's idea and immediately claims it as their own.
10th Jun '17 7:08:16 PM JRSL88
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* GladIThoughtOfIt: Character dismisses someone else's idea and immediately claims it as their own.
7th Jun '17 8:54:18 PM Fireblood
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* In ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', Bishop Lilliman constantly preaches to his flock about morality, but regularly hires underage prostitutes.


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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure'', Angelo stands for chastity and virtue, and therefore, wants to execute Claudio for accidentally getting Juliet ([[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet no relation]]) knocked up. Angelo then proceeds to attempt the ScarpiaUltimatum on Claudio's sister, Isabella, who is a nun in training, and it also turns out that he has an ex-girlfriend somewhere. Still, he is pretty distraught to find himself unable to live up to his own ideals, and continues to apply the same rigid standard of morality and justice to his own transgression.
6th Jun '17 1:41:26 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Seth Rollins scolds Dean Ambrose for cashing in his money at the Bank against him to win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion though he himself did the same in Wrestlemania XXXI.

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* Seth Rollins Wrestling/SethRollins scolds Dean Ambrose Wrestling/DeanAmbrose for cashing in his money at the Bank against him to win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion though he himself did the same in Wrestlemania XXXI.
3rd Jun '17 3:51:40 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ArmouredClosetGay: A closeted gay person who acts homophobic in public.



* NeverMyFault: A person who blames things on other people... who for added effect may be among the afflicted.



* PsychologicalProjection: A character denies having a problem, and accuses others of having the problem instead.

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* PsychologicalProjection: A Most (though not all) cases of this trope are a character denies denying having a problem, and accuses accusing others of having the problem instead.instead.
** ArmouredClosetGay: A closeted gay person who acts homophobic in public.
** NeverMyFault: A person who blames things on other people... who for added effect may be among the afflicted.
** SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: A character who thinks SexIsEvil and who believes that anyone he sexually desires is to blame for having seduced him.
** YouAreWhatYouHate: People hating others for the same traits they themselves have or what they would eventually have.



* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: A character who thinks SexIsEvil and who believes that anyone he sexually desires is to blame for having seduced him.



* YouAreWhatYouHate: People hating others for the same traits they themselves have or what they would eventually have.
1st May '17 6:47:52 AM MagBas
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*** Well, the issue isn't really that young Mutants are being trained to fight and defend themselves, hence Logan going on to do the same at his Jean Grey School and him having no problem with that taking place in all the years beforehand. It was that he specifically viewed it as Scott now training ChildSoldiers, who would kill and get involved in the dirty business of war. It's also been pointed out in his own solo that while he kills, as far as teams go he actively attempts to ensure that if anyone has to it'll be him, since he already see's his hands as being too stained with blood anyways.
1st May '17 5:11:35 AM Ace1225
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*** Well, the issue isn't really that young Mutants are being trained to fight and defend themselves, hence Logan going on to do the same at his Jean Grey School and him having no problem with that taking place in all the years beforehand. It was that he specifically viewed it as Scott now training ChildSoldiers, who would kill and get involved in the dirty business of war. It's also been pointed out in his own solo that while he kills, as far as teams go he actively attempts to ensure that if anyone has to it'll be him, since he already see's his hands as being too stained with blood anyways.
22nd Feb '17 10:40:17 AM DustSnitch
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* The demo for "Cabinet Battle #3" in ''Music/TheHamiltonMixtape'' centers around hypocrisy, describing the Founding Father's apathy towards slavery despite their dedication to freedom. The only one who tries to have a serious discussion about it is Hamilton, who tries to besmirch Jefferson's name by accusing him of having an affair with one of his slaves. The irony is even Hamilton is being hypocritical in this debate, [[spoiler:since he was having an affair of his own, something Jefferson knows and uses to force Hamilton to end the discussion]].
21st Feb '17 9:39:37 PM Az_Tech341
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* A heel will occasionally berates a face for winning a match via controversy (interference, using a weapon, unfair referee, etc) and will pull strings to rectify their victory, sometimes even telling them to forfeit the title even when the heel had win almost all their matches the same way.



* Seth Rollins scolds Dean Ambrose for cashing in his Money in the Bank against him to win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion despite Rollins himself did the same in Wrestlemania XXXI.

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* Seth Rollins scolds Dean Ambrose for cashing in his Money in money at the Bank against him to win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion despite Rollins though he himself did the same in Wrestlemania XXXI.
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