History Main / Paparazzi

24th Jul '16 6:37:08 AM rafi
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13th Jul '16 9:21:08 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Peter Parker. [[ProtagonistCentredMorality Yes, he has been this.]] In his first meeting with Doctor Octopus he catches the man holding some hospital staff hostage. All fine and well...but the only reason Peter was ''at'' that hospital in the first place was that the police and the hospital had refused to let the press in to take photos of Octopus, who at the time was little more than the victim of a horrible lab accident. In other words, Peter broke into a hospital to secretly take pictures of an injured man. He's totally nonchalant about it too and made a remark along the lines of [[CompletelyMissingThePoint "I've never heard of a hospital keeping people out]]" with regards to his plan to sneak in.

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Peter Parker. [[ProtagonistCentredMorality Yes, he has been this.]] In his first meeting with Doctor Octopus he catches the man holding some hospital staff hostage. All fine and well...but the only reason Peter was ''at'' that hospital in the first place was that the police and the hospital had refused to let the press in to take photos of Octopus, who at the time was little more than the victim of a horrible lab accident. In other words, Peter broke into a hospital to secretly take pictures of an injured man. He's totally nonchalant about it too and made a remark along the lines of [[CompletelyMissingThePoint "I've never heard of a hospital keeping people out]]" with regards to his plan to sneak in.in.
** He once had to deal with a rather vile and self-admitted paparazzi (and the biggest {{slimeball}} you'd ever meet) named Nick Katzenburg, a FatSlob with absolutely no morals, who gained a high position at the Daily Bugle because J. Jonah Jameson had been replaced by the Chameleon, making the Bugle's attacks against Spider-Man into outright slander. When the real Jonah returned, Nick's claws were clipped a little, due to Jonah having some morals as a newsman, and then severely grounded when Thomas Fireheart became the owner in a hostile takeover, turning the Bugle's coverage towards him positive in order to repay a debt he felt he owed (which, sadly, was just as biased, only in reverse). Nick's slanderous ways finally came to a head when he took incriminating pictures of [[TheDon the Rose]] and published them with Peter Parker's name to protect himself; once the truth came out, he was the target of both the underworld and the police, and an attempt on his life led to a heart attack and his eventual death from lung cancer.
13th Jul '16 9:18:06 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Compare GroupieBrigade when the invasion comes from fans.

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Compare TabloidMelodrama, which often overlaps, and GroupieBrigade when the invasion comes from fans.
26th Jun '16 3:31:40 AM Vir
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This is a staple of pretty much any work of fiction dealing with celebrities - the characters will inevitably have to deal with paparazzi who are looking for a story to sell at some point, no matter how it affects the lives of the story's subjects, or what laws the paparazzi break in the process of getting the story. This can be considered the JerkAss flipside or EvilCounterpart to the IntrepidReporter.

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This is a staple of pretty much any work of fiction dealing with celebrities - the characters will inevitably have to deal with paparazzi who are looking for a story to sell at some point, no matter how it affects the lives of the story's subjects, or what laws the paparazzi break in the process of getting the story. This can be considered the JerkAss {{Jerkass}} flipside or EvilCounterpart to the IntrepidReporter.
21st Jun '16 3:10:48 PM DontKillBugs
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* The entitled Wendell Green of [[Literature/BlackHouse]] spends much of his time undermining police efforts to catch [[SerialKiller The Fisherman]] in order to get shots of the murder victims. Perhaps his lowest moment comes when he attempts to re-incite a defused lynch mob so he can report on the innocent man they were about to hang.

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* The entitled Wendell Green of [[Literature/BlackHouse]] ''Literature/BlackHouse'' spends much of his time undermining police efforts to catch [[SerialKiller The Fisherman]] in order to get shots of the murder victims. Perhaps his lowest moment comes when he attempts to re-incite a defused lynch mob so he can report on the innocent man they were about to hang.
21st Jun '16 3:09:59 PM DontKillBugs
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* The entitled Wendell Green of [[Literature/BlackHouse]] spends much of his time undermining police efforts to catch [[SerialKiller The Fisherman]] in order to get shots of the murder victims. Perhaps his lowest moment comes when he attempts to re-incite a defused lynch mob so he can report on the innocent man they were about to hang.
5th Jun '16 4:36:06 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', a ''really'' annoying paparazzo named Hirokazu Kajiya shows up when Ran, Sonoko, Conan, and Subaru show up to a concert hall to meet up with a popular singer. Then, the singer appears dead... [[spoiler: But the paparazzo wasn't the killer.]]

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', a ''really'' annoying paparazzo named Hirokazu Kajiya shows up when Ran, Sonoko, Conan, and Subaru show up to a concert hall to meet up with a popular singer. Then, the singer appears dead... [[spoiler: But the paparazzo wasn't isn't the killer.killer: the singer has been DrivenToSuicide [[LoveHurts for a totally]] [[MyGreatestFailure unrelated]] [[ItsAllMyFault reason]].]]
1st Jun '16 8:39:42 AM JamesAustin
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* [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} MNM]] had their own personal paparazzi who would snap photos of them as they walked to the ring and sometimes stick around to take pictures of their matches as well. This was dropped for Joey Mercury while he was fired and Wrestling/{{Melina}} once she [[HeelFaceTurn turned Face]], while Johnny Nitro stopped it shortly after becoming Wrestling/JohnMorrison. Well, Melina really dropped it once Rosa Mendes infiltrated them.

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* [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} MNM]] MNM in Wrestling/{{WWE}} had their own personal paparazzi who would snap photos of them as they walked to the ring and sometimes stick around to take pictures of their matches as well. This was dropped for Joey Mercury while he was fired and Wrestling/{{Melina}} once she [[HeelFaceTurn turned Face]], while Johnny Nitro stopped it shortly after becoming Wrestling/JohnMorrison. Well, Melina really dropped it once Rosa Mendes Wrestling/RosaMendes infiltrated them.
19th Apr '16 2:06:04 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', a ''really'' annoying paparazzo named Hirokazu Kajiya shows up when Ran, Sonoko, Conan, and Subaru show up to a concert hall to meet up with a popular singer. Then, the singer appears dead... [[spoiler: But the paparazzo wasn't the killer.]]
13th Apr '16 7:39:36 PM notahandle
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* Once, Buzz Aldrin and his daughter were being stalked by a reporter who claimed that [[ConspiracyTheorist the moon landings were faked]]. Aldrin was polite at first, but when the reporter started calling him a liar, Aldrin punched him in the face. Mind you, he was [[BadassGrandpa 72 years old]] at the time. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOo6aHSY8hU And it's on YouTube!]]

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* Once, Buzz Aldrin and his daughter were being stalked by a reporter who claimed that [[ConspiracyTheorist the moon landings were faked]]. Aldrin was polite at first, but when the reporter started calling him a liar, Aldrin punched him in the face. Mind you, he was [[BadassGrandpa 72 years old]] at the time. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOo6aHSY8hU com/watch?v=wptn5RE2I-k And it's on YouTube!]]
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