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17th Jun '17 7:05:25 PM AdelePotter
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* In ''Film/BlackSwan'', Lily at first comes off as a wild, reckless, and hard-drinking, but still nice and social girl who wants to be Nina's friend. However, she then has more and more moments that make her come off as a conniving ManipulativeBitch instead... except [[spoiler:that's all in [[TheOphelia Nina's]] head, her paranoia and insecurities being projected onto Lily. Outside of Nina's delusions, Lily seems like a genuinely sweet, friendly person. She's also amazingly supportive towards Nina, congratulating her on her beautiful performance, and is genuinely panicked when she sees Nina's bleeding at the end of the film. Too bad Nina's insanity won't let her see that Lily's not a threat.]]
17th Jun '17 10:08:29 AM FordPrefect
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (and given further detail in its novelization), Harvey Dent is presented as an [[TheAce awesome and incorruptible crusader for justice]], and is a romantic rival to Bruce Wayne. Especially since [[ForegoneConclusion everyone knows he becomes Two Face]], the obviously assumption would be that he's hiding a dark, corrupt side to his character. Turns out... he isn't. He really was the great guy he seemed to be (at least until he was DrivenToVillainy). Okay, he ''does'' psychologically torture one of the Joker's mentally unfit lackeys, but that was only because he was desperate to save his girlfriend's life.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' (and given further detail in its novelization), Harvey Dent is presented as an [[TheAce awesome and incorruptible crusader for justice]], and is a romantic rival to Bruce Wayne. Especially since [[ForegoneConclusion everyone knows he becomes Two Face]], the obviously obvious assumption would be that he's hiding a dark, corrupt side to his character. Turns out... he isn't. He really was the great guy he seemed to be (at least until he was DrivenToVillainy). Okay, he ''does'' psychologically torture one of the Joker's mentally unfit lackeys, but that was only because he was desperate to save his girlfriend's life.
17th Jun '17 10:07:57 AM FordPrefect
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** Now, for the real spoiler: [[spoiler: Bess herself is just a romantic girl who lives next the male lead, reads his facebook posts and sometimes picks up the wonderful drawings he throws away and tries to encorage him to reveal his true nature. She's aware that her behavior is obsessive, has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone when she thinks he actually is angry for the few things she did, and gets over him pretty quickly.]]

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** Now, for the real spoiler: [[spoiler: Bess herself is just a romantic girl who lives next to the male lead, reads his facebook Facebook posts and sometimes picks up the wonderful drawings he throws away and tries to encorage encourage him to reveal his true nature. She's aware that her behavior is obsessive, has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone when she thinks he actually is angry for the few things she did, and gets over him pretty quickly.]]
17th Jun '17 10:07:04 AM FordPrefect
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It often delivers a lesson about how EvilCannotComprehendGood when the villain tries to BreakingSpeech and thinks that he has found something evil in the hero, but there isn't anything evil to find and the hero proves them wrong. Sometimes used as an {{Aesop}} to the AudienceSurrogate against believing certain stereotypes, causing shared audience guilt, as in children films nowadays, in which this happens to stepparents to the extent that they can do no wrong.

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It often delivers a lesson about how EvilCannotComprehendGood when the villain tries to a BreakingSpeech and thinks that he has found something evil in the hero, but there isn't anything evil to find and the hero proves them wrong. Sometimes used as an {{Aesop}} to the AudienceSurrogate against believing certain stereotypes, causing shared audience guilt, as in children films nowadays, in which this happens to stepparents to the extent that they can do no wrong.
29th May '17 9:01:58 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Toriel is a seemingly benign and motherly figure who saves you from being killed by the first monster you encounter. From that point on she dotes on you, literally holding your hand through puzzles and even baking you a pie, though she hastily changes the subject if you ask her to show you the way out. It's easy for GenreSavvy players to assume this is a [[HiddenAgendaVillain facade masking underlying evil]]... but in the end, she's completely sincere. Her reluctance to let you leave is born out of a genuine concern that you'll die, but she ultimately decides to let you go.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Toriel is a seemingly benign and motherly figure who saves you from being killed by the first monster you encounter. From that point on she dotes on you, literally holding your hand through puzzles and even baking you a pie, though she hastily changes the subject if you ask her to show you the way out. It's easy for GenreSavvy players to assume this is a [[HiddenAgendaVillain facade masking underlying evil]]... but in the end, she's completely sincere. Her reluctance to let you leave is born out of a genuine concern that you'll die, but she ultimately decides to let you go.
19th May '17 11:48:15 PM nombretomado
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* In The ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'', the [[VampireTheMasquerade vampire]] clan Salubri are generally considered the "good" vampires. [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire And they are]]. Their disciplines center on healing, they embrace few progeny, and their clan weakness limits them to [[VegetarianVampire feeding only from willing hosts]]. They were so openly virtuous that in the past, it was very easy for the up-in-coming clan [[EvilSorceror Tremere]] to paint them as soul-stealing monsters in need of systematic extermination; most vampires were already suspicious of them to begin with. Surely no vampires could [[SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness really be that good]], right? Ironically, this ended up creating ''exactly'' the sort of vampires the Tremere painted them as, in the form of the Salubri ''antitribu'' - a group of violent extremists led by Adonai, one of the survivors, their clan weakness warped so they can only feed on the ''un''willing. (One of the themes of Clan Tremere is that everything they do blows up in their faces somehow.)

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* In The ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'', the [[VampireTheMasquerade [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade vampire]] clan Salubri are generally considered the "good" vampires. [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire And they are]]. Their disciplines center on healing, they embrace few progeny, and their clan weakness limits them to [[VegetarianVampire feeding only from willing hosts]]. They were so openly virtuous that in the past, it was very easy for the up-in-coming clan [[EvilSorceror Tremere]] to paint them as soul-stealing monsters in need of systematic extermination; most vampires were already suspicious of them to begin with. Surely no vampires could [[SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness really be that good]], right? Ironically, this ended up creating ''exactly'' the sort of vampires the Tremere painted them as, in the form of the Salubri ''antitribu'' - a group of violent extremists led by Adonai, one of the survivors, their clan weakness warped so they can only feed on the ''un''willing. (One of the themes of Clan Tremere is that everything they do blows up in their faces somehow.)
9th May '17 2:53:00 PM Ninja857142
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Toriel is a seemingly benign and motherly figure who saves you from being killed by the first monster you encounter. From that point on she dotes on you, literally holding your hand through puzzles and even baking you a pie, though she hastily changes the subject if you ask her to show you the way out. It's easy for GenreSavvy players to assume this is a [[HiddenAgendaVillain facade masking underlying evil]], but in the end... she's being completely sincere. Of course, whether that means she actually ''is'' as benign and motherly as she appears, or she's doing this out of a [[ControlFreak desire to control you]] is a matter of [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Toriel is a seemingly benign and motherly figure who saves you from being killed by the first monster you encounter. From that point on she dotes on you, literally holding your hand through puzzles and even baking you a pie, though she hastily changes the subject if you ask her to show you the way out. It's easy for GenreSavvy players to assume this is a [[HiddenAgendaVillain facade masking underlying evil]], evil]]... but in the end... end, she's being completely sincere. Of course, whether that means she actually ''is'' as benign and motherly as she appears, or she's doing this Her reluctance to let you leave is born out of a [[ControlFreak desire genuine concern that you'll die, but she ultimately decides to control you]] is a matter of [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation.]]let you go.
4th May '17 11:40:22 PM rwe1138
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* ''WebComic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/767/ presents]] [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]] as a Sheep in Sheep's Clothing. It announces that a recording was found of him arguing with his wife. He acknowledges that he is sometimes angry at her, then tells her he is glad to have her!'

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* ''WebComic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/767/ presents]] [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]] as a Sheep in Sheep's Clothing. It announces that a recording was found of him arguing with his wife. He acknowledges that he is sometimes angry at her, then tells her he is glad to have her!'her!
3rd May '17 2:51:38 PM arrgh
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Toriel is a seemingly benign and motherly figure who saves you from being killed by the first monster you encounter. From that point on she dotes on you, literally holding your hand through puzzles and even baking you a pie, though she hastily changes the subject if you ask her to show you the way out. It's easy for GenreSavvy players to draw exactly the wrong conclusions about her, but in the end... she actually ''is'' as benign and motherly as she appears, and her reluctance to let you leave is born of a genuine concern that you'll die if she lets you go out into the Underworld -- ''just like all the others that came before you.''

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Toriel is a seemingly benign and motherly figure who saves you from being killed by the first monster you encounter. From that point on she dotes on you, literally holding your hand through puzzles and even baking you a pie, though she hastily changes the subject if you ask her to show you the way out. It's easy for GenreSavvy players to draw exactly the wrong conclusions about her, assume this is a [[HiddenAgendaVillain facade masking underlying evil]], but in the end... she's being completely sincere. Of course, whether that means she actually ''is'' as benign and motherly as she appears, and her reluctance to let you leave is born or she's doing this out of a genuine concern that you'll die if she lets you go out into the Underworld -- ''just like all the others that came before you.''[[ControlFreak desire to control you]] is a matter of [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation.]]
20th Apr '17 9:38:24 PM FarseerLolotea
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* Asami Sato in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' seems too good to be true in her first appearance, as after a CrashIntoHello MeetCute with one of the male protagonists, she immediately offers to sponsor him and his brother with her father's vast wealth. Many fans immediately suspected she would turn out to be a RichBitch, and it was also quickly theorized that she was really an [[TheMole Equalist spy]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen While this was how her character was]] [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/105916338157/korrasami-is-canon-you-can-celebrate-it-embrace original envisioned]], in the actual show Asami turns out to be SpoiledSweet and just as good of a person as she appears. There's also a RedHerring in her appearance, as she looks like a FemmeFatale with [[MakeupIsEvil heavy makeup]] and wears [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red and black]], but she's really just a case of RavenHairIvorySkin wearing [[CultureEqualsCostume the favored colors of her father's culture]].

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* Asami Sato in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' seems too good to be true in her first appearance, as after a CrashIntoHello MeetCute with one of the male protagonists, she immediately offers to sponsor him and his brother with her father's vast wealth. Many fans immediately suspected she would turn out to be a RichBitch, and it was also quickly theorized that she was really an [[TheMole Equalist spy]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen While this was how her character was]] [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/105916338157/korrasami-is-canon-you-can-celebrate-it-embrace original envisioned]], in the actual show Asami turns out to be SpoiledSweet and just as good of a person as she appears.appears [[spoiler:(and, in fact, becomes [[BiTheWay Korra's]] [[OfficialCouple endgame love interest]])]]. There's also a RedHerring in her appearance, as she looks like a FemmeFatale with [[MakeupIsEvil heavy makeup]] and wears [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red and black]], but she's really just a case of RavenHairIvorySkin wearing [[CultureEqualsCostume the favored colors of her father's culture]].
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