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8th Mar '18 5:54:47 PM Amahn
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** The same tactic is used by auto-dial scammers. They call every number in the book and pretend to be "Microsoft Customer Support" and warn that their "remote system" has monitored a virus on your computer which they want to help you remove.[[note]]Microsoft neither has a way of remotely monitoring virus activity, nor do they maintain a database of "owners" of each Windows installation. So they have no means of being able to call individual users. TheMoreYouKnow[[/note]] If you accept their offer the website they direct you to will infect your computer with the very virus they then help you remove, for a fee, or in worse case scenarios will infect you with a ransomware.
15th Feb '18 6:58:42 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Acts V and VI'': Discussed; the HDA believe that Tsukune and co. deliberately awakened Alucard and set him loose just so they could kill him and make themselves look like heroes. [[AvertedTrope They didn't]]; [[StrawNihilist Hokuto]] set him loose to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world]], and Tsukune's group legitimately saved everyone.
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6th Jan '18 4:57:49 AM Snicka
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* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': In the episode "Tokyo Grows", Brain's plan is to dress up Pinky as the monster "Gollyzilla", turn him into a giant with a Growth Ray, and send him on a rampage in Tokyo so that Brain can defeat him and be celebrated as a hero. HilarityEnsues when the real Gollyzilla shows up.
7th Oct '17 2:44:21 AM Snicka
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Subtrope of EngineeredHeroics. For legitimate heroes doing a legitimate paid job, see PunchClockHero.

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Subtrope of EngineeredHeroics. The monster is often a PunchClockVillain putting on a MonsterFacade. For legitimate heroes doing a legitimate paid job, see PunchClockHero.
24th Sep '17 9:35:47 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had this with a fake superhero called Major Man. It turned out he was setting up disasters, crimes, and even monster attacks so he could pretend to save the day and it would look as if the Girls weren't needed anymore. The girls beat him at his own game by bribing a monster to attack him, forcing him to admit his crimes and that he couldn't handle a ''real'' emergency.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' had this with a fake superhero called Major Man. It turned out he was setting up disasters, crimes, and even monster attacks so he could pretend to save the day and it would look as if the Girls weren't needed anymore. The girls beat him at his own game by bribing calling a favor from a monster to attack him, forcing him to admit his crimes and that he couldn't handle a ''real'' emergency.
24th Sep '17 9:34:36 PM thatother1dude
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* Syndrome planned to pull this off in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', but [[AIIsACrapshoot his robot outsmarted him]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Syndrome planned sicks a robot on a town so he can pretend to pull this off in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', stop it ([[EngineeredHeroics for publicity rather than pay]]), but [[AIIsACrapshoot [[GoneHorriblyRight his robot outsmarted him]].
24th Sep '17 6:40:59 AM nighttrainfm
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* The debut of Tien and Chiaotzu in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' [[EarlyBirdCameo anime]] has them freeing some villages from a boar monster that they own, until Goku finds out and stops them.

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The debut of Tien and Chiaotzu in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' [[EarlyBirdCameo anime]] has them freeing some villages from a boar monster that they own, until Goku finds out and stops them.them.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', this is more or less [[spoiler: Frost's]] racket on an interplanetary scale. [[spoiler: He gets hailed as a hero and liberator for "solving" conflicts that he himself engineered.]]
23rd Sep '17 3:43:30 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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22nd Sep '17 8:08:01 PM Willbyr
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29th Aug '17 4:43:32 AM InterLoper
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* Double subverted in ''Literature/TheCyberiad''. The probability dragon was real, and Trurl did kill it, as per contract. However, after the locals [[UngratefulBastard shooed him away without pay]], he re-animated dragon's hide with mechanisms and extorted said pay (plus a little compensation; the hide was freaking heavy) as a ransom.
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