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6th May '18 7:34:28 AM Lopiny
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** The Whole Cake Island arc also explores this with the Four Emperors. What hasn't really been touched upon in the story until this arc is that the Emperors play a political game as much as they do a power one. Much like the World Government, the Emperors rely on their reputation to keep their respective empires in the New World, but whereas the World Government presents itself as competent and just, the Emperors present themselves as powerful and feared. They do this by killing or (usually forcibly) recruiting any that challenge them. [[spoiler:It is because of this that the Big Mom Pirates so desperately chase after the Straw Hats and the Firetanks in the latter half of the arc, instead of just cutting their losses after the two groups managed to escape them the first time. It was already bad enough that they screwed up the Charlotte Family's plan to murder the Vinsmokes, and then attempted to assassinate Big Mom themselves, but if they were to ''escape'' without facing suitable retribution, it would almost irreversibly damage the name of Big Mom and open up the crew and their territories to attacks from the other Emperors or even the Marines (who notoriously refuse to challenge ''any'' Emperor seriously unless it's on their terms). It's why they muster all the forces they can just to capture Luffy at Cacao Island -- as embarrassing as it is to send so many against one man, him escaping would be ''worse'', no matter how minuscule a chance it may be]].

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** The Whole Cake Island arc also explores this with the Four Emperors. What hasn't really been touched upon in the story until this arc is that the Emperors play a political game as much as they do a power one. Much like the World Government, the Emperors rely on their reputation to keep their respective empires in the New World, but whereas the World Government presents itself as competent and just, the Emperors present themselves as powerful and feared. They do this by killing or (usually forcibly) recruiting any that challenge them. [[spoiler:It is because of this that the Big Mom Pirates so desperately chase after the Straw Hats and the Firetanks in the latter half of the arc, instead of just cutting their losses after the two groups managed to escape them the first time. It was already bad enough that they screwed up the Charlotte Family's plan to murder the Vinsmokes, and then attempted to assassinate Big Mom themselves, but if they were to ''escape'' without facing suitable retribution, it would almost irreversibly damage the name of Big Mom and open up the crew and their territories to attacks from the other Emperors or even the Marines (who notoriously refuse to challenge ''any'' Emperor seriously unless it's on their terms). It's why they muster all the forces they can just to capture Luffy at Cacao Island -- as embarrassing as it is to send so many against one man, him escaping would be ''worse'', no matter how minuscule a chance it may be]].be. And when they finally do escape almost unscathed after a lot of damage done, the main reason they don't take a giant hit to their reputation is that the whole mess was so outrageous it instead massively improved Luffy's own, to the point he's thought to be in the same bracket as the Emperors now (much to Big Mom's displeasure)]].
4th May '18 1:21:32 AM Randomfan11
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** The Whole Cake Island arc gives us [[spoiler:Charlotte Katakuri, second son of the Charlotte family, one of the Three Sweet Commanders, and the absolute ''strongest'' subordinate of Big Mom. To the public, including his family, he is TheParagon, a handsome, stoic, and supremely confident warrior that has never been beaten in a fight. However, this is just a facade that he projects to everyone; BeneathTheMask, Katakuri is just as gluttonous and goofy as his siblings, and is deeply insecure about his imperfections -- particularly his grotesque, "pelican eel" mouth. Having been bullied and ridiculed, Katakuri is devoted to maintaining the charade as much as possible, and only allows himself to forget the pressures of being the "perfect" brother and son during his daily "snack time", which he spends in isolation. He's even willing to ''kill'' to keep up the illusion, as seen when he killed a number of chefs who accidentally saw him during his snack time. It's only during his fight with Luffy, an opponent who has seen his physical and personality flaws and cared nothing for them, that Katakuri is finally inspired to break out of this mindset for the sake of fighting a truly WorthyOpponent]].

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** The Whole Cake Island arc gives us [[spoiler:Charlotte Katakuri, second son of the Charlotte family, one of the Three Sweet Commanders, and the absolute ''strongest'' subordinate of Big Mom. To the public, including his family, he is TheParagon, a handsome, stoic, and supremely confident warrior that has never been beaten in a fight. However, this is just a facade that he projects to everyone; BeneathTheMask, Katakuri is just as gluttonous and goofy as his siblings, and is deeply insecure about his imperfections -- particularly his grotesque, "pelican eel" mouth. Having been The thing is, while he was bullied for it, he didn't really care since he could always beat up his bullies if they gave him flak. However, it was after his little sister, Brulee, was attacked and ridiculed, Katakuri scarred by said bullies' RevengeByProxy that he started becoming the way he is, vowing never to slip up and let any of his siblings be hurt again. He is devoted to maintaining the charade as much as possible, and only allows himself to forget the pressures of being the "perfect" brother and son during his daily "snack time", which he spends in isolation. He's even willing to ''kill'' to keep up the illusion, as seen when he killed a number of chefs who accidentally saw him during his snack time. It's only during his fight with Luffy, an opponent who has seen his physical and personality flaws and cared nothing for them, that Katakuri is finally inspired to break out of this mindset for the sake of fighting a truly WorthyOpponent]].
3rd Mar '18 5:59:50 PM Nyame
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** An aspect of the World Government that becomes more prominent as the story goes on; When Crocodile's attempted coup of Alabasta is made public, rather than admit that the situation was resolved by the Straw Hat Pirates, they claim it was the work of Navy Captain Smoker. After the Whitebeard War, it transpires that multiple super-criminals escaped from [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]; Fleet Admiral Sengoku wants to immediately warn the public, but the Government heads insist on keeping the matter covered up, much to his fury. The Government is essentially dedicated to appearing all-powerful and flawless, so they spend much of their time covering up anything that would make it look bad sway public opinion to their enemies.

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** An aspect of the World Government that becomes more prominent as the story goes on; When when Crocodile's attempted coup of Alabasta is made public, rather than admit that the situation was resolved by the Straw Hat Pirates, they claim it was the work of Navy Marine Captain Smoker.Smoker (much to his [[MedalOfDishonor anger]]). After the Whitebeard War, it transpires that multiple super-criminals escaped from [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]; Fleet Admiral Sengoku wants to immediately warn the public, but the Government heads insist on keeping the matter covered up, much to his fury. The Government is essentially dedicated to appearing all-powerful and flawless, so they spend much of their time covering up anything that would make it look bad and sway public opinion to their enemies.


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** The Whole Cake Island arc also explores this with the Four Emperors. What hasn't really been touched upon in the story until this arc is that the Emperors play a political game as much as they do a power one. Much like the World Government, the Emperors rely on their reputation to keep their respective empires in the New World, but whereas the World Government presents itself as competent and just, the Emperors present themselves as powerful and feared. They do this by killing or (usually forcibly) recruiting any that challenge them. [[spoiler:It is because of this that the Big Mom Pirates so desperately chase after the Straw Hats and the Firetanks in the latter half of the arc, instead of just cutting their losses after the two groups managed to escape them the first time. It was already bad enough that they screwed up the Charlotte Family's plan to murder the Vinsmokes, and then attempted to assassinate Big Mom themselves, but if they were to ''escape'' without facing suitable retribution, it would almost irreversibly damage the name of Big Mom and open up the crew and their territories to attacks from the other Emperors or even the Marines (who notoriously refuse to challenge ''any'' Emperor seriously unless it's on their terms). It's why they muster all the forces they can just to capture Luffy at Cacao Island -- as embarrassing as it is to send so many against one man, him escaping would be ''worse'', no matter how minuscule a chance it may be]].
24th Feb '18 12:23:09 AM RacattackForce
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* It turns out [[PhysicalGoddess Princess Celestia]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' absolutely ''hates'' having to attend the boring social parties such as the Grand Galloping Gala year after year, but she does so since her subjects expect their ruler to attend. In general, nothing brings her more stress than having to constantly [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask maintain the air of a calm, confident ruler before her subjects]]. The Season 7 episode "A Royal Problem" reveals that Celestia finds putting on this smiling face for her subjects very exhausting, but fears that being this trope is the only thing preventing her from submitting to her SuperPoweredEvilSide.

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* It turns out [[PhysicalGoddess Princess Celestia]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' absolutely ''hates'' having to attend the boring social parties such as events like the Grand Galloping Gala year after year, but she does so since her subjects expect their ruler to attend. In general, nothing brings her more stress than having to constantly [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask maintain the air of a calm, confident ruler before her subjects]]. The Season 7 episode "A Royal Problem" reveals that Celestia finds putting on this smiling face for partly deals with her subjects very exhausting, but fears that being this trope is envy over [[TheSacredDarkness her younger sister]] having the only thing preventing "easier" job of [[DreamWalker monitoring dreams]], confused why Luna would ever want to have her from submitting to her SuperPoweredEvilSide.position.
24th Feb '18 12:15:45 AM RacattackForce
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* It turns out [[PhysicalGoddess Princess Celestia]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' absolutely ''hates'' having to attend the boring Grand Galloping Gala year after year, but she does since her subjects expect their ruler to attend. In general, it also turns out that nothing brings her more stress than having to constantly [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask maintain the air of a calm, confident ruler before her subjects]]. The Season 7 episode "A Royal Problem" reveals that Celestia finds putting on a smiling face for her subjects very exhausting and thinks that Luna has it easy "just" maintaining the dream world and not having to deal with the public. [[spoiler:Celestia's SuperPoweredEvilSide Daybreaker which shows up in Starlight Glimmer's nightmare is apparently what Celestia would be like if she decided she didn't care what others thought about her and lived only for herself.]]

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* It turns out [[PhysicalGoddess Princess Celestia]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' absolutely ''hates'' having to attend the boring social parties such as the Grand Galloping Gala year after year, but she does so since her subjects expect their ruler to attend. In general, it also turns out that nothing brings her more stress than having to constantly [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask maintain the air of a calm, confident ruler before her subjects]]. The Season 7 episode "A Royal Problem" reveals that Celestia finds putting on a this smiling face for her subjects very exhausting and thinks exhausting, but fears that Luna has it easy "just" maintaining being this trope is the dream world and not having to deal with the public. [[spoiler:Celestia's SuperPoweredEvilSide Daybreaker which shows up in Starlight Glimmer's nightmare is apparently what Celestia would be like if she decided she didn't care what others thought about her and lived only for herself.]]thing preventing her from submitting to her SuperPoweredEvilSide.
5th Feb '18 9:13:45 PM Nyame
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* This is one aspect of ''Manga/OnePiece'''s World Government that becomes more prominent as the story goes on; When Crocodile's attempted coup of Alabasta is made public, rather than admit that the situation was resolved by the Straw Hat Pirates, they claim it was the work of Navy Captain Smoker. After the Whitebeard War, it transpires that multiple super-criminals escaped from [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]; Fleet Admiral Sengoku wants to immediately warn the public, but the Government heads insist on keeping the matter covered up, much to his fury. The Government is essentially dedicated to appearing all-powerful and flawless, so they spend much of their time covering up anything that would make it look bad sway public opinion to their enemies.

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* This is one ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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aspect of ''Manga/OnePiece'''s the World Government that becomes more prominent as the story goes on; When Crocodile's attempted coup of Alabasta is made public, rather than admit that the situation was resolved by the Straw Hat Pirates, they claim it was the work of Navy Captain Smoker. After the Whitebeard War, it transpires that multiple super-criminals escaped from [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]; Fleet Admiral Sengoku wants to immediately warn the public, but the Government heads insist on keeping the matter covered up, much to his fury. The Government is essentially dedicated to appearing all-powerful and flawless, so they spend much of their time covering up anything that would make it look bad sway public opinion to their enemies.enemies.
** The Whole Cake Island arc gives us [[spoiler:Charlotte Katakuri, second son of the Charlotte family, one of the Three Sweet Commanders, and the absolute ''strongest'' subordinate of Big Mom. To the public, including his family, he is TheParagon, a handsome, stoic, and supremely confident warrior that has never been beaten in a fight. However, this is just a facade that he projects to everyone; BeneathTheMask, Katakuri is just as gluttonous and goofy as his siblings, and is deeply insecure about his imperfections -- particularly his grotesque, "pelican eel" mouth. Having been bullied and ridiculed, Katakuri is devoted to maintaining the charade as much as possible, and only allows himself to forget the pressures of being the "perfect" brother and son during his daily "snack time", which he spends in isolation. He's even willing to ''kill'' to keep up the illusion, as seen when he killed a number of chefs who accidentally saw him during his snack time. It's only during his fight with Luffy, an opponent who has seen his physical and personality flaws and cared nothing for them, that Katakuri is finally inspired to break out of this mindset for the sake of fighting a truly WorthyOpponent]].
5th Feb '18 8:14:33 AM JohnnyChimpo
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[[caption-width-right:250:Nothing gets in the way of a politician's smile before a camera.[[note]]The above is a Photoshop of Tom [=DeLay's=] actual mugshot, altered to make it clearer that it's a mugshot ([[TechnologyMarchesOn the placard went out of style in the '90s, since mugshots are now stored digitally and the name, date, and so on are now stored in the image's metadata]]).[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Nothing gets in the way of a politician's smile before a camera.[[note]]The above is a Photoshop of Tom [=DeLay's=] actual mugshot, altered to make it clearer that it's a mugshot - the conviction was overturned in 2014 and he was cleared of all charges ([[TechnologyMarchesOn the placard went out of style in the '90s, since mugshots are now stored digitally and the name, date, and so on are now stored in the image's metadata]]).[[/note]]]]
3rd Feb '18 4:00:06 PM MasterOfNERV
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* This is one aspect of ''Manga/OnePiece'''s World Government that becomes more prominent as the story goes on; When Crocodile's attempted coup of Alabasta is made public, rather than admit that the situation was resolved by the Straw Hat Pirates, they claim it was the work of Navy Captain Smoker. After the Whitebeard War, it transpires that multiple super-criminals escaped from [[TheAlcatrez Impel Down]]; Fleet Admiral Sengoku wants to immediately warn the public, but the Government heads insist on keeping the matter covered up, much to his fury. The Government is essentially dedicated to appearing all-powerful and flawless, so they spend much of their time covering up anything that would make it look bad sway public opinion to their enemies.
* [[spoiler: Griffith]] from the Anime/Berserk is the king of this trope never doing anything evil unless it will advance his goals and won't cause much of a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity negative publicity]]. Give him any reason profitable enough though, any reason, and he will cross the MoralEventHorizon like a chicken would a road. In fact only once in his life did he [[spoiler: do something ForTheEvulz against this principle and that was because it was aimed at the one and only person who dared to make him doubt himself and forget his dream.]]

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* This is one aspect of ''Manga/OnePiece'''s World Government that becomes more prominent as the story goes on; When Crocodile's attempted coup of Alabasta is made public, rather than admit that the situation was resolved by the Straw Hat Pirates, they claim it was the work of Navy Captain Smoker. After the Whitebeard War, it transpires that multiple super-criminals escaped from [[TheAlcatrez [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]]; Fleet Admiral Sengoku wants to immediately warn the public, but the Government heads insist on keeping the matter covered up, much to his fury. The Government is essentially dedicated to appearing all-powerful and flawless, so they spend much of their time covering up anything that would make it look bad sway public opinion to their enemies.
* [[spoiler: Griffith]] from the Anime/Berserk anime ''{{Anime/Berserk}}'' is the king of this trope never doing anything evil unless it will advance his goals and won't cause much of a [[VillainWithGoodPublicity negative publicity]]. Give him any reason profitable enough though, any reason, and he will cross the MoralEventHorizon like a chicken would a road. In fact only once in his life did he [[spoiler: do something ForTheEvulz against this principle and that was because it was aimed at the one and only person who dared to make him doubt himself and forget his dream.]]
17th Nov '17 8:16:09 PM WithFlowers
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* In ''Film/VincentWantsToSea'', the main character Vincent's father is this (which makes sense, since he's a politician). Dr. Rose actually manages to get him to keep looking for Vincent, who's stolen her car to go to Italy, by threatening to report Vincent for car theft and then call the media - there's an election coming up, and the press would love to hear about the mentally ill criminal son of a candidate.
31st Oct '17 6:12:59 PM darkemyst
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* Gilderoy Lockhart, Harry's second Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, from ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}''. He set up quite a name for himself with his good looks and books about his fantastically badass exploits fighting magical creatures. Too bad he never did them. He just wiped the memories of the people who actually did them to take credit for them. [[spoiler:Eventually he tries to wipe Harry and Ron's memories after they find out, but the spell backfires on him.]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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Gilderoy Lockhart, Harry's second Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, from ''Literature/{{Harry Potter}}''.''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''. He set up quite a name for himself with his good looks and books about his fantastically badass exploits fighting magical creatures. Too bad he never did them. He just wiped the memories of the people who actually did them to take credit for them. [[spoiler:Eventually he tries to wipe Harry and Ron's memories after they find out, but the spell backfires on him.]]]]
** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Fudge refuses to acknowledge Voldemort's resurrection because he doesn't want to deal with the Wizarding World entering into hysteria. His solution is to make Harry and Dumbledore the scapegoats of a Smear Campaign. He even states that, "He has to be seen doing something."
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