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27th Mar '18 10:06:43 PM SilentAbyss
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* VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3 has [[spoiler: Kokichi Oma. Throughout the Dangan Ronpa show, he was seen as a mentally ill psychopath but prior to the killing game and him being brainwashed into becoming his "character", he was a huge NiceGuy and one of the few characters not come into the show to [[AttentionWhore receive fame and fortune]].]]
26th Mar '18 6:32:46 PM Snet1939
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Hanks and Grant, for sure, but even Broadbent gets in touch with his inner bastard in a couple of his roles.
23rd Mar '18 8:02:00 AM DeepRecon
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has a bonus chapter showing 'behind the scenes' content as if the story were a live-action TV series. It's the villains (and the least-heroic heroes) who are often depicted as the most outgoingly friendly with their fellow actors.
13th Mar '18 9:22:03 AM AutumnLeaves
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* In Chesterton's Literature/FatherBrown story ''The Actor and the Alibi'', an actor who is TheWatson to Father Brown is described as a kind man who usually played villains.
12th Mar '18 12:24:35 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' sets the PlayerCharacter up as the "actor" in one scenario. The non-Genocide version of Mettaton's final boss fight is presented as a TV show, and acting like a CardCarryingVillain is a good way to gain viewers. Not only can you play the bad guy and keep your PacifistRun going so long as you don't actually harm Mettaton, but gaining enough viewers lets you end the fight with minimal violence, so you're actually ''encouraged'' to play this way.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' sets the PlayerCharacter up as the "actor" in one scenario. The non-Genocide version of Mettaton's final boss fight is presented as a TV show, and acting like a CardCarryingVillain is a good way to gain viewers. viewers (other ways include being a LargeHam, using on-brand products, and living up to your boasts). Not only can you play the bad guy and keep your PacifistRun going so long as you don't actually harm Mettaton, but gaining enough viewers lets you end the fight with minimal violence, violence (well, except to you, since this way requires you to get hit), so you're actually ''encouraged'' to play this way.
4th Mar '18 4:23:49 AM nighttrainfm
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* Actually used for a moral lesson in a ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' {{P|ublicServiceAnnouncement}}SA. Paul Schrier, who plays Bulk, one of the two "bullies" along with Skull (Jason Narvy, who also fits the trope), is actually a nice guy in real life.
** You could say the actor rubbed off on the character who ends up starting a IAmSpartacus [[Awesome/PowerRangersInSpace standoff to rescue the Power Rangers when they are powerless and the villains demand the city's population surrender them immediately.]]
** Another ''Power Rangers'' example: Vernon Wells, who played Ransik, the main villain in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.

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* Actually used for a moral lesson in a ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' {{P|ublicServiceAnnouncement}}SA. Paul Schrier, who plays Bulk, one of the two "bullies" obnoxious bullies / ClassClown-type characters, along with Skull (Jason Narvy, who also fits the trope), is actually a nice guy in real life.
** You could say the actor rubbed off on the character who ends up starting a IAmSpartacus [[Awesome/PowerRangersInSpace standoff to rescue the Power Rangers when they are powerless and the villains demand the city's population surrender them immediately.]]
** Another ''Power Rangers'' example: Vernon Wells, who played Ransik, the main villain in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.
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19th Feb '18 3:28:54 AM Psi001
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** In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'''s "Outtakes" [[spoiler: Stinky Pete]] is shown to be a sincerely affable guy who makes jokes with the rest of the cast, while also chatting up his female costars.
22nd Jan '18 5:09:59 PM ANTMuddle
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And when you think about it, villains especially in genre fiction tend to lose a lot, only exist for the primary characters to play off, and often end up looking ridiculous. It's not a career path that necessarily goes with ''actually'' being an arrogant or selfish actor. Still, BewareTheNiceOnes. Contrasts NiceCharacterMeanActor. Compare MonsterFacade, where a creature with scary looks but nice personality puts on a mean act, for other purposes than entertainment.

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And when you think about it, villains especially in genre fiction tend to lose a lot, only exist for the primary characters to play off, and often end up looking ridiculous. It's not a career path that necessarily goes with ''actually'' being an arrogant or selfish actor. Still, as the Real Life examples make all too clear, BewareTheNiceOnes. Contrasts NiceCharacterMeanActor. Compare MonsterFacade, where a creature with scary looks but nice personality puts on a mean act, for other purposes than entertainment.
12th Jan '18 9:47:19 AM MrUnderhill
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' sets the PlayerCharacter up as the "actor" in one scenario. The non-Genocide version of Mettaton's final boss fight is presented as a TV show, and acting like a CardCarryingVillain is a good way to gain viewers. Not only can you play the bad guy and keep your PacifistRun going so long as you don't actually harm Mettaton, but gaining enough viewers lets you end the fight with minimal violence, so you're actually ''encouraged'' to play this way.
9th Jan '18 4:52:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''KappaMikey'' has Gonard: a CardCarryingVillain in the show, and a very nice fellow (if [[TheDitz dumber than a box of croutons]]) outside the set.

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* ''KappaMikey'' ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has Gonard: a CardCarryingVillain in the show, and a very nice fellow (if [[TheDitz dumber than a box of croutons]]) outside the set.
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