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11th Oct '17 8:59:47 AM StarTropes
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** Snape can hardly do ''anything'' without looking as suspicious and unlikable as he can; he practically goes out of his way to make the heroes suspect he's a bad guy in nearly every book. He's also quite resentful of the fact that anyone would suspect that he, a former Death Eater, might be a Death Eater. [[spoiler:This turns out to be part of his ZeroPercentApprovalGambit, allowing him to function as TheMole within Voldemort's inner circle.]]

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** Snape can hardly do ''anything'' without looking as suspicious and unlikable as he can; he practically goes out of his way to make the heroes suspect he's a bad guy in nearly every book. He's also quite resentful of the fact that anyone would suspect that he, a former Death Eater, might be a Death Eater. [[spoiler:This turns out to be part of his ZeroPercentApprovalGambit, ZeroApprovalGambit, allowing him to function as TheMole within Voldemort's inner circle.]]
11th Oct '17 8:58:59 AM StarTropes
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** Snape can hardly do ''anything'' without looking as suspicious and unlikable as he can; he practically goes out of his way to make the heroes suspect he's a bad guy in nearly every book. He's also quite resentful of the fact that anyone would suspect that he, a former Death Eater, might be a Death Eater.

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** Snape can hardly do ''anything'' without looking as suspicious and unlikable as he can; he practically goes out of his way to make the heroes suspect he's a bad guy in nearly every book. He's also quite resentful of the fact that anyone would suspect that he, a former Death Eater, might be a Death Eater. [[spoiler:This turns out to be part of his ZeroPercentApprovalGambit, allowing him to function as TheMole within Voldemort's inner circle.]]


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** The textbook ''Literature/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' mentions that Uric the Oddball subjected himself to three months of Fwooper song so he could prove that it did not cause insanity. He then showed up to the next Wizards' Council meeting naked save for a dead badger on his head, thus convincing nobody.
2nd Oct '17 3:44:19 AM aartbastiaan
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_(mythology) Eris]], the Greek goddess of strife and discord, didn't get invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis because the other gods thought she'd just cause trouble. In revenge, she [[DisproportionateRetribution starts the Trojan War]].
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6th Sep '17 8:17:01 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Series/[[Matlock]]'': Matlock has several clients who work this trope. However, his client in "The Fugitive" takes the cake. He frequently interjects in court, knocks out the bailiff and flees the courthouse. Ultimately, Matlock shows his client was framed-for-murder. [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure The judge, citing the extreme stress Matlock's client was under, recommends a lengthy term of community services instead of the "many years" in prison his actions would usually receive.]]

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* ''Series/[[Matlock]]'': ''Series/{{Matlock}}'': Matlock has several clients who work live this trope. However, his client in "The Fugitive" takes the cake. He frequently interjects in court, knocks out the bailiff and flees the courthouse. Ultimately, Matlock shows his client was framed-for-murder. [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure The judge, citing the extreme stress Matlock's client was under, recommends a lengthy term of community services instead of the "many years" in prison his actions would usually receive.]]
6th Sep '17 8:16:26 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Series/Matlock'': Matlock has several clients who work this trope. However, his client in "The Fugitive" takes the cake. He frequently interjects in court, knocks out the bailiff and flees the courthouse. Ultimately, Matlock shows his client was framed-for-murder. [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure The judge, citing the extreme stress Matlock's client was under, recommends a lengthy term of community services instead of the "many years" in prison his actions would usually receive.]]

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* ''Series/Matlock'': ''Series/[[Matlock]]'': Matlock has several clients who work this trope. However, his client in "The Fugitive" takes the cake. He frequently interjects in court, knocks out the bailiff and flees the courthouse. Ultimately, Matlock shows his client was framed-for-murder. [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure The judge, citing the extreme stress Matlock's client was under, recommends a lengthy term of community services instead of the "many years" in prison his actions would usually receive.]]
6th Sep '17 8:15:23 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Series/Matlock'': Matlock has several clients who work this trope. However, his client in "The Fugitive" takes the cake. He frequently interjects in court, knocks out the bailiff and flees the courthouse. Ultimately, Matlock shows his client was framed-for-murder. [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure The judge, citing the extreme stress Matlock's client was under, recommends a lengthy term of community services instead of the "many years" in prison his actions would usually receive.]]
26th Aug '17 2:42:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* During ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: The Doomsday Ship'', [[ShadowsOfTheEmpire Dash Rendar]] is accused of being the ship's saboteur. His weapons, strong antiauthority bent, and general cockiness don't help. Though when he risks his life to seal a compartment and stop decompression, people relax a little more. [[spoiler: He'd been there in the first place to steal the ship, but got beaten to the punch.]]

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* During ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: The Doomsday Ship'', [[ShadowsOfTheEmpire [[Literature/ShadowsOfTheEmpire Dash Rendar]] is accused of being the ship's saboteur. His weapons, strong antiauthority bent, and general cockiness don't help. Though when he risks his life to seal a compartment and stop decompression, people relax a little more. [[spoiler: He'd been there in the first place to steal the ship, but got beaten to the punch.]]
19th Aug '17 9:20:55 PM PhantomRider
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** The Crabnasties in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' episode "Fugitive Flowers" turned out to be the good guys, but the fact that they were introduced literally tearing the forest apart looking for the [[CuteIsEvil deceptively cute]] Flores, and they then proceeded to recklessly trample Posey's garden trying to arrest their quarry, didn't really help their case.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' episode "Stand By Me", a mock trial is staged after Melody accuses Teddy of stealing her tape deck. Teddy blurts out that he would "do anything" to get a tape deck like hers, making him seem more guilty in the eyes of the jury.

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** The Crabnasties in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' episode "Fugitive Flowers" turned out to be the good guys, but the fact that they were introduced literally tearing the forest apart looking for the [[CuteIsEvil deceptively cute]] Flores, and they then proceeded to recklessly trample Posey's garden trying to arrest their quarry, didn't really help their case.
case. They ''also'' ought to reconsider the ''name.'' (AnAesop about not judging by appearance that can only have been written by writers who hadn't seen the first half of the story then follows.)
** In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'' episode "Stand By Me", a mock trial is staged after Melody accuses Teddy of stealing her tape deck. Teddy blurts out that he would "do anything" to get a tape deck like hers, making him seem more guilty in the eyes of the jury. Also, FlashBack sequences give us ''more'' evidence of Teddy's {{Jerkass}}ery as Sweetheart tries to tell us that he's ''actually good, no, really.'' It's unlikely that anyone ended up with a better opinion of him just because one instance of theft was NotMeThisTime.
14th Aug '17 4:42:41 PM Snipertoaster
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** The same thing happens in the first trial to Fuyuhiko, except instead of compulsive lying, he makes angry death threats.
11th Aug '17 8:49:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* This trope sort of crosses over with IResembleThatRemark in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' where [[{{Otaku}} Konata's father]] insists that it's wrong to call him a {{Lolicon}} because he likes both young girls ''and'' normal girls, so it's more correct to say that he's "also a lolicon"...really didn't help his case.

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* This trope sort of crosses over with IResembleThatRemark in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' where [[{{Otaku}} Konata's father]] insists that it's wrong to call him a {{Lolicon}} paedophile because he likes both young girls ''and'' normal girls, so it's more correct to say that he's "also a lolicon"...{{lolicon|AndShotacon}}"...really didn't help his case.
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