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1st Sep '16 1:16:57 PM erforce
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** ''Home Alone'' has Marley, the snow-shoveling man. Kevin's older brother Buzz tells him scary stories about the old man who lives alone in a house down the street being an AxeCrazy serial killer. Later, it turns out that he's just a quiet old man, and is lonely because he is estranged from his son. Kevin advises him to be brave and give his son a phone call. Later, when the burglars Harry and Marv are about to begin torturing Kevin, [[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} the old man sneaks up on them and whacks them both out cold with a shovel,]] saving Kevin's life. Later, at the end of the movie, we see that the old man has followed Kevin's advice and called his son, and [[{{CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming}} we see the old man reuniting with his son and his family, and hugging his son on Christmas morning.]]
** ''Home Alone 2'' has the pigeon lady.
** ''Home Alone 3'' has Mrs. Hess, whom Alex shovels snow for.
** ''Home Alone 4'' has the butler.

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** ''Home Alone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' has Marley, the snow-shoveling man. Kevin's older brother Buzz tells him scary stories about the old man who lives alone in a house down the street being an AxeCrazy serial killer. Later, it turns out that he's just a quiet old man, and is lonely because he is estranged from his son. Kevin advises him to be brave and give his son a phone call. Later, when the burglars Harry and Marv are about to begin torturing Kevin, [[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} the old man sneaks up on them and whacks them both out cold with a shovel,]] saving Kevin's life. Later, at the end of the movie, we see that the old man has followed Kevin's advice and called his son, and [[{{CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming}} we see the old man reuniting with his son and his family, and hugging his son on Christmas morning.]]
** ''Home Alone 2'' ''Film/HomeAlone2LostInNewYork'' has the pigeon lady.
** ''Home Alone 3'' ''Film/HomeAlone3'' has Mrs. Hess, whom Alex shovels snow for.
** ''Home Alone 4'' ''Film/HomeAlone4'' has the butler.
28th Aug '16 3:26:11 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/RichardBrautigan explores this in "1692 Cotton Mather Newsreel". As a small child he and his buddy convinced themselves the scary old lady down the street was a witch. On a dare, he investigated, and found no "witch garbage" in her trash -- and her home was filled with flowers. He and his friend ran down the street screaming ''anyway''. And at the very end there's a Fridge WhamLine.
--> [[spoiler: This was a month or two before the German Army marched into Poland.]]



* Creator/RichardBrautigan explores this in "1692 Cotton Mather Newsreel". As a small child he and his buddy convinced themselves the scary old lady down the street was a witch. On a dare, he investigated, and found no "witch garbage" in her trash -- and her home was filled with flowers. He and his friend ran down the street screaming ''anyway''. And at the very end there's a Fridge WhamLine.
--> [[spoiler: This was a month or two before the German Army marched into Poland.]]
28th Aug '16 3:24:35 AM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/RichardBrautigan explores this in "1692 Cotton Mather Newsreel". As a small child he and his buddy convinced themselves the scary old lady down the street was a witch. On a dare, he investigated, and found no "witch garbage" in her trash -- and her home was filled with flowers. He and his friend ran down the street screaming ''anyway''. And at the very end there's a Fridge WhamLine.
--> [[spoiler: This was a month or two before the German Army marched into Poland.]]
13th Aug '16 11:55:52 AM nombretomado
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* Alistair Krory III from ''DGrayMan'' fits this trope to a T. He lives in a [[OldDarkHouse spooky house]] with mutant plants and eats villagers. Doesn't help that he really LOOKS like a vampire. Turns out that his victims are demons in disguise anyway and he's really a good guy.

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* Alistair Krory III from ''DGrayMan'' ''Manga/DGrayMan'' fits this trope to a T. He lives in a [[OldDarkHouse spooky house]] with mutant plants and eats villagers. Doesn't help that he really LOOKS like a vampire. Turns out that his victims are demons in disguise anyway and he's really a good guy.
7th May '16 3:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* Completely subverted on ''TheGoldenGirls'', a neighbor of the Girls, Frieda Claxton is said to be nasty by Sophia and Blanche, but Rose believes she is just lonely. The Girls are trying to get a tree on Frieda's property saved, and Rose seems to get Frieda on their side, but she shows up at court, and fights for the tree to be destroyed, and only did this to get at Rose.

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* Completely subverted on ''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', a neighbor of the Girls, Frieda Claxton is said to be nasty by Sophia and Blanche, but Rose believes she is just lonely. The Girls are trying to get a tree on Frieda's property saved, and Rose seems to get Frieda on their side, but she shows up at court, and fights for the tree to be destroyed, and only did this to get at Rose.
16th Apr '16 1:02:05 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Pluto being an eerie loner is a continuing misunderstanding for the characters, though since the comic he was introduced was from his [=POV=] the audience knew the truth: he's genuinely sweet, kind person who's just too shy to go over to introduce himself even though he desperately wants just to have friends.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Pluto being an eerie loner is a continuing misunderstanding for the characters, though since the comic he was introduced was from his [=POV=] the audience ''audience'' always knew the truth: he's genuinely sweet, kind person who's just too shy to go over to introduce himself even though he desperately wants just to have friends.
16th Apr '16 12:58:36 PM Orbiting
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* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Pluto being an eerie loner is a continuing misunderstanding for the characters, though since the comic he was introduced was from his [=POV=] the audience knew the truth: he's genuinely sweet, kind person who's just too shy to go over to introduce himself even though he desperately wants just to have friends.
11th Apr '16 10:06:15 AM Willbyr
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* [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Sawako]] of ''KimiNiTodoke'' looks frightening to her classmates who therefore avoid her, which prevents her from developing social skills, which causes her classmates to avoid her even more in a vicious cycle of high school drama. Turns out she's perfectly sweet and sincerely cares for everyone despite how they treat her. This becomes apparent when she gains the courage to make lasting relationships, becoming a valued member of her friend group.

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* [[StringyHairedGhostGirl Sawako]] of ''KimiNiTodoke'' ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' looks frightening to her classmates who therefore avoid her, which prevents her from developing social skills, which causes her classmates to avoid her even more in a vicious cycle of high school drama. Turns out she's perfectly sweet and sincerely cares for everyone despite how they treat her. This becomes apparent when she gains the courage to make lasting relationships, becoming a valued member of her friend group.
19th Mar '16 8:32:09 AM Hossmeister
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21st Jan '16 4:38:48 PM 313Bluestreak
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* Knuckles the Echidna from SonicTheHedgehog. He is openly misunderstood for his solitude and serious personality. However, Knuckle's intentions are good and he acts in a respectful manner whenever someone doesnt make him angry. Knuckles thinks different than the other characters, which leads him to be openly mistaken for {{Jerkass}}, despite him usually being right.

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* Knuckles the Echidna from SonicTheHedgehog.''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. He is openly misunderstood for his solitude and serious personality. However, Knuckle's intentions are good and he acts in a respectful manner whenever someone doesnt make him angry. Knuckles thinks different than the other characters, which leads him to be openly mistaken for {{Jerkass}}, despite him usually being right.
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