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29th Dec '17 11:58:41 PM AuraSweet
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27th Dec '17 2:20:44 PM AuraSweet
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* In the film Ten: Murder Island, the main character Meg, played by China Anne McClain, fits this to a T. There are points in the movie where you wonder if she's the killer...[[spoiler: but she isn't. She's a genuinely kind, genuinely good person.]]
27th Dec '17 12:53:15 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'' has Billy St. Cyr, a silver-tongue preacher who arrives in Harlan and charms the local population with his preaching and snake handling. It is easy to suspect him of being a SinisterMinister who cons the poor out of their money and whose true motives might be even more evil. However, he truly believes in what he preaches and only accepts enough money in donations to keep his ministry going. He helps drug addicts stop using drugs and helps a prostitute regain her self respect and quit her former life. His only flaw is that he is a tad too fanatical in his beliefs and believes that God will never let any harm come to him. This leads to Boyd being able to talk him into [[spoiler: handling a wild snake which kills him with its poison]].

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* ''Series/{{Justified}}'' has Billy St. Cyr, a silver-tongue preacher who arrives in Harlan and charms the local population with his preaching and snake handling. It is easy to suspect him of being a SinisterMinister who cons the poor out of their money and whose true motives might be even more evil. However, he truly believes in what he preaches and only accepts enough money in donations to keep his ministry going. He helps drug addicts stop using drugs and helps a prostitute regain her self respect self-respect and quit her former life. His only flaw is that he is a tad too fanatical in his beliefs and believes that God will never let any harm come to him. This leads to Boyd being able to talk him into [[spoiler: handling a wild snake which kills him with its poison]]. Even then, [[spoiler:Boyd actually seems to hold some personal regret about it (despite Billy's actions cutting into his drug sales) and gives him several chances for an out, even encouraging Billy's sister to try and talk him out of it]].
15th Dec '17 12:03:56 PM tromag
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** "Summer of 4-Feet-2" has the Simpson family go on summer vacation up the coast, staying in a seaside town where all the kids dress as Generation-X neo-hippies, acting lazy and indifferent but generally being "cool." Both Bart and Lisa start to suspect that these kids are not the innocent dolts they make themselves appear to be...and when Lisa gives herself a "cool" makeover in order to fit in with them (unfairly portraying her brother as a {{Nerd}} in the process), Bart resolves to prove to her new friends that Lisa is and always has been far more of a loser than he is, exposing the kids' bigotry and turning them against Lisa and resulting in her humiliation. And the plan goes off without a hitch...except that, no, the slacker kids really ''are'' as simplemindedly tolerant as they appear, and accept Lisa as a friend ''because'' of her differences, even if they do secretly think they are weird.

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** "Summer of 4-Feet-2" has the Simpson family go on summer vacation up the coast, staying in a seaside town where all the kids dress as Generation-X neo-hippies, acting lazy and indifferent but generally being "cool." Both Bart and neo-hippies. Lisa start to suspect that these kids are not the innocent dolts they make themselves appear to be...and when Lisa gives herself a "cool" makeover in order to fit in becomes friends with them (unfairly portraying by mimicking their fashion and attitude. When they're told about her brother as a {{Nerd}} in the process), Bart resolves to prove to her new nerdy personality and hobbies, she assumes that they'd turn against her, but they really don't care about that, and were friends that Lisa is and always has been far more of a loser than he is, exposing the kids' bigotry and turning them against Lisa and resulting in with her humiliation. And the plan goes off without a hitch...except that, no, the slacker kids really ''are'' as simplemindedly tolerant as because they appear, and accept Lisa as a friend ''because'' of her differences, even if they do secretly think they are weird.genuinely like her.
19th Nov '17 10:33:42 PM JoeMerl
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "All About the Mormons," Stan accuses the Harrison family of just acting ridiculously nice to trick people like his dad into thinking that their religion makes people happy. However, once they get kicked out of Stan's house it becomes apparent that they really ''are'' this happy and functional, unlike every other family in town. This ties into [[AnAesop the moral]] Gary gives at the end, that a religion can have good values even if it's actual founding or mythology are ridiculous.
29th Oct '17 1:37:11 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* Taken UpToEleven by [[spoiler:Mr. Dinkleberg]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', who is not only a sheep in sheep's clothing, but will ''actually pretend to be a wolf'' just to satisfy his neighbor's paranoia.
21st Oct '17 7:21:59 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Throughout the first arc, both Cerberus and Syaoran are distrustful of Kaho Mizuki, the magical newcomer to the neighborhood. Sakura, of course, doesn't understand their suspicion and proceeds to befriend her. Both boys then engage in a certain amount of investigating on Mizuki--Cerberus most noticeably--and for a while, it looks like Mizuki is going to end up being the BigBad. But in the end, it turns out she's on Sakura's side and it's really [[spoiler: Yukito Tsukishiro]] they should really have been watching out for.
2nd Sep '17 8:22:33 AM thatother1dude
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* Kasumi Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a sweet, motherly YamatoNadeshiko who has the patience of a saint. One day, Ranma managed to somehow tick her off, and the group finds several household items damaged afgerwards. The others quickly assume that Kasumi is a StepfordSmiler who has been suppressing her grudge, and that her dormant anger would now be unleashed, and they spend the rest of the chapter fearing her wrath. When she finally confronted Ranma, she punished him with... a flick on the forehead (and even then she worries that she was being too harsh).

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* Kasumi Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a sweet, motherly YamatoNadeshiko who has the patience of a saint. One day, Ranma managed to somehow tick her off, and the group finds several household items damaged afgerwards.afterwards. The others quickly assume that Kasumi is a StepfordSmiler who has been suppressing her grudge, and that her dormant anger would now be unleashed, and they spend the rest of the chapter fearing her wrath. When she finally confronted Ranma, she punished him with... a flick on the forehead (and even then she worries that she was being too harsh).



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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2''. While working undercover at a bakery in the mall, Gru sees the owner of the mall's Mexican restaurant and recognizes him as Eduardo Perez, a.k.a. El Macho, a former supervillain like himself. Gru becomes convinced that El Macho hasn't actually changed his ways, especially once one of his foster daughters falls for Eduardo's son (though that has more to do with Gru being an overprotective father than anything else). Gru gets his spy partner to help him infiltrate the restaurant, sure that El Macho's evil plan is being stored in the back vault -- only it's just a jar of salsa, and El Macho ultimately proves to be, like Gru, a genuinely nice former villain whose only flaws are romancing other men's wives (and just playfully, of course) and owning a dangerous and very mean chicken as a pet. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Except... it's all a ruse]], as El Macho has a ''second'', much larger restaurant by the seashore, and this one ''does'' have a hidden lair where El Macho ''is'' hatching a scheme for world domination (which Gru's allies never could have uncovered without Gru's help, since they were sure they'd caught the actual culprit earlier). What makes TheReveal (or Un-Unreveal, perhaps) even more effective is the movie's invocation and then subversion of both PositiveDiscrimination (Eduardo is Mexican while Gru is some sort of white ethnic) and BrainsEvilBrawnGood (Eduardo is a former professional wrestler and sex symbol, while Gru is very much a {{Nerd}} and genuinely ugly to behold).]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2''. While working undercover at a bakery in the mall, Gru sees the owner of the mall's Mexican restaurant and recognizes him as Eduardo Perez, a.k.a. El Macho, a former supervillain like himself. Gru becomes convinced that El Macho hasn't actually changed his ways, especially once one of his foster daughters falls for Eduardo's son (though that has more to do with Gru being an overprotective father than anything else). Gru gets his spy partner to help him infiltrate the restaurant, sure that El Macho's evil plan is being stored in the back vault -- only it's just a jar of salsa, and El Macho ultimately proves to be, like Gru, a genuinely nice former villain whose only flaws are romancing other men's wives (and just playfully, of course) and owning a dangerous and very mean chicken as a pet. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Except... it's all a ruse]], as El Macho has a ''second'', much larger restaurant by the seashore, and this one ''does'' have a hidden lair where El Macho ''is'' hatching a scheme for world domination (which Gru's allies never could have uncovered without Gru's help, since they were sure they'd caught the actual culprit earlier). What makes TheReveal (or Un-Unreveal, perhaps) even more effective is the movie's invocation and then subversion of both PositiveDiscrimination (Eduardo is Mexican while Gru is some sort of white ethnic) and BrainsEvilBrawnGood (Eduardo is a former professional wrestler and sex symbol, while Gru is very much a {{Nerd}} and genuinely ugly to behold).]]
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** The episode in which the Simpson family acquires the services of Becky, a young nanny who gradually edges out Marge's role in the family [[spoiler: has a triple subversion. Marge first becomes jealous and spiteful...and then things get worse when her sisters suggest to her that Becky is trying to murder her and seduce Homer to take her place in the family. Marge becomes more and more paranoid and finally snaps, physically attacking Becky and being put in an insane asylum -- and is mocked and viewed with contempt by the whole town for this. Marge manages to escape from the asylum and makes her way home...where she finds Becky dressed as a vampire and preparing to sacrifice her family in a satanic ritual. Marge tries to kill Becky again, but the rest of the family insist that they were just shooting a horror-themed home movie. But ''[[SubvertedSuspicionAesop then]]'' Becky admits that, yes, she wanted to KillAndReplace Marge, then [[SkewedPriorities abandoned her plans because she couldn't be bothered to buy a shovel to bury her with]] (the incident with the [[MagicBrakes cut brakes]] Marge took as assassination attempts was just a result of Homer's imcompetence).]]
2nd Sep '17 8:16:11 AM thatother1dude
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Related to TheUntwist. Compare/contrast JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, when suspicions of kindness about an usually {{Jerkass}}-like character are wrong. Also contrast SubvertedSuspicionsAesop, where suspicions seem unfounded, but turn out to be right.

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Related to TheUntwist. Compare/contrast JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, when suspicions of kindness about an usually {{Jerkass}}-like character are wrong. Also contrast SubvertedSuspicionsAesop, SubvertedSuspicionAesop, where suspicions seem unfounded, but turn out to be right.
2nd Sep '17 8:15:59 AM thatother1dude
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Related to TheUntwist. Compare/contrast JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, when suspicions of kindness about an usually {{Jerkass}}-like character are wrong.

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Related to TheUntwist. Compare/contrast JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, when suspicions of kindness about an usually {{Jerkass}}-like character are wrong.
wrong. Also contrast SubvertedSuspicionsAesop, where suspicions seem unfounded, but turn out to be right.
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