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9th Aug '17 11:40:55 PM PaulA
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* It's possible that this is the ''only'' thing restraining [[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Randle P. McMurphy]]. He's perfectly willing to [[ConMan fleece you of your money]], but he wants you to like him while he does it. Being put into a BedlamHouse was one of the worst things that could have happened to him, since the respect the other inmates have for him is directly related to how much he rebels against the Head Nurse, and he'd rather be their hero than escape the brutal punishments that result from defiance.

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* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'': It's possible that this is the ''only'' thing restraining [[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest Randle P. McMurphy]].[=McMurphy=]. He's perfectly willing to [[ConMan fleece you of your money]], but he wants you to like him while he does it. Being put into a BedlamHouse was one of the worst things that could have happened to him, since the respect the other inmates have for him is directly related to how much he rebels against the Head Nurse, and he'd rather be their hero than escape the brutal punishments that result from defiance.
4th Jul '17 5:53:56 PM HeroGal2347
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* In the ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'' episode "[[Recap/VoyagersS1E15VoyagersOfTheTitanic Voyagers of the Titanic]]", Pasteur almost decides to give up his research on a rabies vaccine, afraid of the damage to his reputation if he continues. He snaps out of it later after Bogg gives him an ArmorPiercingQuestion and says that his success has made him cowardly.
27th Jun '17 9:31:19 AM Medinoc
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* The Nightmare Knight of ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' is a NobleDemon who ''needs'' to be feared, since [[spoiler:he draws his power from fear and needs said power to keep his "children" the Disaster Masters alive]].
8th Jun '17 7:18:17 AM Gosicrystal
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* PrisonArchitect has the [[SarcasmMode most wonderful and beloved Mayor]], who is such a slave to PR the moment the media starts harassing him about ANYTHING prison related he'll slam you with stupid edits like "Remove all exercise equipment from the yards in 24 hours or be fined massively until you do." Of course, nobody asked you about this, so have fun with prisoners getting so angry they start a riot.

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* PrisonArchitect ''VideoGame/PrisonArchitect'' has the [[SarcasmMode most wonderful and beloved Mayor]], who is such a slave to PR the moment the media starts harassing him about ANYTHING prison related he'll slam you with stupid edits like "Remove all exercise equipment from the yards in 24 hours or be fined massively until you do." Of course, nobody asked you about this, so have fun with prisoners getting so angry they start a riot.
29th May '17 9:28:47 AM M84
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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.

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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.]]
29th May '17 9:26:51 AM M84
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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]].

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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.
23rd May '17 2:11:38 AM Shadowgazer
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* [[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.]]
20th May '17 11:01:11 PM Prometheus117
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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.

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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]].
13th May '17 11:43:40 AM Schismatism
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* Angelo and Brian Souballou, in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', are absolutely slaves to PR: the task of running their empire and a huge cult practically demands that they spend a lot of their time posing as respectable human beings. Otherwise, they wouldn't have much of an empire.
* Virtually every big villain in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' does this: Xykon seems for the most part to care about style almost as much as he does power, but the biggest of all is Tarquin, whose SmugSnake affectation means his schemes really ''have'' to be drawn in part by public relations.
29th Apr '17 4:40:17 PM nombretomado
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* PrisonArchitect has the [[SarcasmMode most wonderful and beloved Mayor]], who is such a slave to PR the moment the media starts harrasing him about ANYTHING prison related he'll slam you with stupid edits like "Remove all excercise equpiment from the yards in 24 hours or be fined massively until you do." Of course, nobody asked you about this, so have fun with prisoners getting so angry they start a riot.
* Teru of ''TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side 2'' practically has a SplitPersonality due to this trope. He's very curt and snappy to the heroine, but if she reminds him that ''other people'' are watching, he immediately [[SugarAndIcePersonality switches from Ice to Sugar]] so fast it'll make your head spin.

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* PrisonArchitect has the [[SarcasmMode most wonderful and beloved Mayor]], who is such a slave to PR the moment the media starts harrasing harassing him about ANYTHING prison related he'll slam you with stupid edits like "Remove all excercise equpiment exercise equipment from the yards in 24 hours or be fined massively until you do." Of course, nobody asked you about this, so have fun with prisoners getting so angry they start a riot.
* Teru of ''TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorialGirlsSide 2'' practically has a SplitPersonality due to this trope. He's very curt and snappy to the heroine, but if she reminds him that ''other people'' are watching, he immediately [[SugarAndIcePersonality switches from Ice to Sugar]] so fast it'll make your head spin.
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