History Main / SheepInSheepsClothing

2nd Sep '17 8:22:33 AM thatother1dude
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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).

to:

* 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).



[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''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).]]
[[/folder]]

to:

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''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).]]
[[/folder]]



** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


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.

to:

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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Related to TheUntwist. Compare/contrast JerkWithAHeartOfJerk, when suspicions of kindness about an usually {{Jerkass}}-like character are wrong.

to:

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.
2nd Sep '17 7:59:06 AM thatother1dude
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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 subversion - or, arguably, a double-subversion. Marge first becomes jealous and spiteful...and then things get worse when her sisters suggest to her that Becky might be a SerialKiller who's plotting to murder her and then torture and butcher her 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 ''then'' Becky admits that, yes, she is a SerialKiller and was indeed planning to massacre them all. It's just that Becky is, really, [[AffablyEvil the genuinely nicest psychopath you could ever meet]], so in the end Marge still looks like an uptight grouch for hating her.]] Weird episode.

to:

** 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 subversion - or, arguably, a double-subversion.triple subversion. Marge first becomes jealous and spiteful...and then things get worse when her sisters suggest to her that Becky might be a SerialKiller who's plotting is trying to murder her and then torture and butcher 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 ''then'' ''[[SubvertedSuspicionAesop then]]'' Becky admits that, yes, she is a SerialKiller and was indeed planning wanted to massacre them all. It's just that Becky is, really, [[AffablyEvil 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 genuinely nicest psychopath you could ever meet]], so in the end [[MagicBrakes cut brakes]] Marge still looks like an uptight grouch for hating her.]] Weird episode. took as assassination attempts was just a result of Homer's imcompetence).]]
12th Aug '17 6:53:01 AM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Kasumi Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a sweet, motherly YamatoNadeshiko who has the patience of a saint. One day, Ranma managed ti 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).

to:

* Kasumi Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a sweet, motherly YamatoNadeshiko who has the patience of a saint. One day, Ranma managed ti 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).
12th Aug '17 6:51:38 AM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/CriminalCase: Mysteries of the Past'' has Father Donovan, a kindly Irish priest who takes Irish immigrants under his wing and helps settle in Concordia by finding jobs for them. [[spoiler:Then, the Concordian Flying Squad discover an exploitation scheme where those immigrants are pretty much sold into slavery, and it's all but assumed that Donovan is behind this. However, he turns out to be innocent, and he was eventually murdered when he tried to confront the true mastermind.]]
12th Aug '17 6:46:11 AM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Kasumi Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a sweet, motherly YamatoNadeshiko who has the patient of a saint. One day, Ranma somehow made her angry, and the group finds several household items damaged. The others quickly assumed that Kasumi is a StepfordSmiler who had 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).

to:

* Kasumi Tendo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a sweet, motherly YamatoNadeshiko who has the patient patience of a saint. One day, Ranma managed ti somehow made tick her angry, off, and the group finds several household items damaged. damaged afgerwards. The others quickly assumed assume that Kasumi is a StepfordSmiler who had 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).
16th Jul '17 5:32:16 PM Gosicrystal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The character [[spoiler:Colias Paeleno]] from the final case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''. cooperates in nearly every way that they can with your investigation of crime scenes, a behavior which the franchise generaly uses for guilty parts. Additionally, they have animations which lend themselves really well to a VillainousBreakdown. In the end, it turns out that it was a RedHerring, the developers were using expectations from the player, and the person really is just that helpful, which may be a first for the franchise.
** Iris from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' surely ''seems'' nice, polite and innocent. She also has a secret connected with Phoenix's past and generally looks like ''textbook'' example of BitchInSheepsClothing. Nope! NiceGirl all along. [[spoiler: in a double whammy she's also this in Phoenix backstory. The reason Phoenix inssted that Dahlia Hawthorne ''cannot'' be possibly evil was because the girl he was dating at the time was Iris, not Dahlia. And while Dahlia hated his guts and tried to kill him, Iris really loved him just like he insisted. ]]
** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' introduces Klavier Gavin as the new prosecutor. Given that every single previous prosector in this series has started out as arrogant {{Amoral Attorney}}s at best and turned out to be murderous at worst, you'll naturally expect him to be hiding something rotten underneath his charming and friendly exterior ''especially'' considering that you've just seen his older brother be exposed as a murdering BitchInSheepsClothing. This appears to be confirmed when you learn that he [[spoiler:had a hand in stripping Phoenix of his badge]]. However, it turns out that [[spoiler:Klavier really is a genuinely kind and decent person who initially didn't know of his brother's true nature, suffered from massive guilt about his role in Phoenix's disbarral, and is willing to turn against his own bandmates and brother to see justice done]].

to:

** The character [[spoiler:Colias Paeleno]] from the final case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''. ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' cooperates in nearly every way that they can with your investigation of crime scenes, a behavior which the franchise generaly generally uses for guilty parts.parties. Additionally, they have animations which lend themselves really well to a VillainousBreakdown. In the end, it turns out that it was a RedHerring, RedHerring: the developers were using expectations from the player, and the person really is just that helpful, which may be a first for the franchise.
** Iris from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' surely ''seems'' nice, polite and innocent. She also has a secret connected with Phoenix's past and generally looks like ''textbook'' example of BitchInSheepsClothing. Nope! NiceGirl all along. [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:In a double whammy she's also this in Phoenix Phoenix's backstory. The reason Phoenix inssted insisted that Dahlia Hawthorne ''cannot'' be possibly evil was because the girl he was dating at the time was Iris, not Dahlia. And while Dahlia hated his guts and tried to kill him, Iris really loved him just like he insisted. ]]
** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' introduces Klavier Gavin as the new prosecutor. Given that every single previous prosector prosecutor in this series has started out as an arrogant {{Amoral Attorney}}s AmoralAttorney at best and turned out to be murderous at worst, you'll naturally expect him to be hiding something rotten underneath his charming and friendly exterior exterior, ''especially'' considering that you've just seen his older brother be exposed as a murdering murderous BitchInSheepsClothing. This appears to be confirmed when you learn that he [[spoiler:had a hand in stripping Phoenix of his badge]]. However, it turns out that [[spoiler:Klavier really is a genuinely kind and decent person who initially didn't know of his brother's true nature, suffered from massive guilt about his role in Phoenix's disbarral, disbarment, and is willing to turn against his own bandmates and brother to see justice done]].
17th Jun '17 7:05:25 PM AdelePotter
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 134. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SheepInSheepsClothing