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29th Jul '17 9:08:53 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Marvel's Sons of the Serpent (a [[ChurchMilitant Christian Identity-ish]] [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic right-wing militia]]) started out this way, with their leaders in their first two appearances being, respectively, a Red Chinese agent trying to stir up trouble and a crook who wanted to make easy money and could care less about their cause (such as it was). Interestingly, in their more recent appearances they are ''honest'' right-wingers, averting the trope.
10th Jun '17 9:13:01 AM TheBigBopper
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* [[TheEmperor Charles zi Britannia]] of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', on the surface, promotes SocialDarwinism. [[spoiler:Later on in the series, it is revealed that all of his actions shroud his true, opposite intentions: to create a world without lies and equality via AssimilationPlot]].
** His son Lelouch co-opts the goal of the Japanese resistance of self-liberation against Britannia as a means of revenge against [[ParentalAbandonment his]] [[EvilOverlord father]] and create a gentler world for his sister, Nunnally. Subverted in that he finds that he really wants to liberate the world from Britannia's tyrannical and expansionist policy.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
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[[TheEmperor Charles zi Britannia]] of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Britannia]], on the surface, promotes SocialDarwinism. [[spoiler:Later Later on in the series, it is revealed that all of his actions shroud his true, opposite true intentions: to [[spoiler:to create a world without lies and equality via AssimilationPlot]].
** His Charles' son Lelouch co-opts the goal of the Japanese resistance of self-liberation against Britannia as a means of revenge against [[ParentalAbandonment his]] [[EvilOverlord father]] father]], and to create a gentler world for his sister, Nunnally. Subverted in While he ends up BecomingTheMask and caring about the self-determination of the Japanese to a significant extent, his personal motivations lead him to do things that he finds that he really wants to liberate aren't necessarily in the world from Britannia's tyrannical best interest of the Japanese, such as defeating and expansionist policy.taking over other resistance groups, [[EnemyMine teaming up with Suzaku]] to thwart a Chinese-backed invasion by the former Japanese government-in-exile, and abandoning his responsibility to lead the Black Knights in the season 1 finale in response to [[spoiler:Naunally being taken hostage]].
10th Jun '17 9:01:19 AM TheBigBopper
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* Ali Al-Saachez of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' created an army of {{child soldier}}s and convinced them to kill their families and overthrow the government in the name of God. Here's the kicker--Ali's an atheist mercenary who doesn't believe in God. Having been paid to create an army for one of Krugis' rebel factions, he turned to religion because it was the easiest way of controlling the kids.



* [[TheEvilPrince Gihren Zabi]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' preaches a philosophy of colonial liberation and [[MasterRace racial superiority]] that he himself does not believe in, since he wants to rule the world and hey, DespotismJustifiesTheMeans after all.

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[[TheEvilPrince Gihren Zabi]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' preaches a philosophy of colonial liberation and [[MasterRace racial superiority]] that he himself does not believe in, since he wants to rule the world and hey, DespotismJustifiesTheMeans after all.all.
** Ali Al-Saachez of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' created an army of {{child soldier}}s and convinced them to kill their families and overthrow the government in the name of God. Here's the kicker--Ali's an atheist mercenary who doesn't believe in God. Having been paid to create an army for one of Krugis' rebel factions, he turned to religion because it was the easiest way of controlling the kids.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'':
*** Despite their propaganda against cybernetic modifications, Gjallarhorn still creates the Graze Ein, something that makes standard Alaya-Vijnana implants look tame. [=McGillis=] claims that this is because Gjallarhorn never really believed its own rhetoric and simply wanted to keep others from using the power of the Alaya-Vijnana against them.
*** Gjallarhorn outlawed the Deinsleif, railguns similar to what the Gundam Flauros uses, as they are the only long-range weapons that can pierce nanolaminate armor. As both Rustal and Iok demonstrate, Gjallarhorn is all too willing to plant Dainsleifs on their enemies in order to give them grounds to field their own ''en masse''.
7th Jun '17 8:57:50 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' has the Lady of the Green Kirtle, a FlatEarthAtheist who ''knows'' that God (pardon me, [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan]]) exists and is just arguing in favor of atheism in order to defeat the heroes with the aid of magic that makes them confused and susceptible to whatever she tells them.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' has the Lady of the Green Kirtle, a FlatEarthAtheist villain who ''knows'' that God (pardon me, [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan]]) exists and is just arguing in favor of atheism in order to defeat the heroes with the aid of magic that makes them confused and susceptible to whatever she tells them.
7th Jun '17 8:53:12 PM Fireblood
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* In ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', Bishop Lilliman constantly preaches to his flock about morality, but regularly hires underage prostitutes.



* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure'', Angelo stands for chastity and virtue, and therefore, wants to execute Claudio for accidentally getting Juliet ([[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet no relation]]) knocked up. Angelo then proceeds to attempt the ScarpiaUltimatum on Claudio's sister, Isabella, who is a nun in training, and it also turns out that he has an ex-girlfriend somewhere. Still, he is pretty distraught to find himself unable to live up to his own ideals, and continues to apply the same rigid standard of morality and justice to his own transgression.
** Isabella is also an example: she is generally viewed disfavorably by the audience, as she values her chastity more than her brother's life and tells him that he deserves to die for his sin. Then once the Duke of Vienna proposes marriage to her, she does not protest in the least (although this can be interpreted different ways by different directors). There are theories that ''Measure'' is an attack specifically on the Catholic Church which, as you probably know, emphasizes chastity in its clergy.

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* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure'', Angelo stands for chastity and virtue, and therefore, wants to execute Claudio for accidentally getting Juliet ([[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet no relation]]) knocked up. Angelo then proceeds to attempt the ScarpiaUltimatum on Claudio's sister, Isabella, who is a nun in training, and it also turns out that he has an ex-girlfriend somewhere. Still, he is pretty distraught to find himself unable to live up to his own ideals, and continues to apply the same rigid standard of morality and justice to his own transgression.
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Isabella is also an example: she is generally viewed disfavorably by the audience, as she values her chastity more than her brother's life and tells him that he deserves to die for his sin. Then once the Duke of Vienna proposes marriage to her, she does not protest in the least (although this can be interpreted different ways by different directors). There are theories that ''Measure'' is an attack specifically on the Catholic Church which, as you probably know, emphasizes chastity in its clergy.



* [[spoiler:Amon]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was speculated to be this, [[spoiler:leading a [[AntiMagicalFaction crusade against bending]]--despite being a waterbender himself. In fact, his method of [[BroughtDownToNormal "removing people's bending"]] involves bending their body fluids. It's not explicitly stated in the show if he truly believed in the cause, even if he used bending to achieve it, or whether he was just exploiting the cause for his own personal gain; WordOfGod eventually stated that he did sincerely believe in his own rhetoric]].
** Unalaq from the second season. In the first episodes he acts as a self righteous asshole, accusing the Southern Water Tribe's secular ways of provoking the spirits and causing chaos, when in reality [[spoiler:not only is he behind the spirits, but he seeks to release Vaatu, the spirit of chaos himself.]] What makes him truly disgustingly hypocritical is that by all accounts [[spoiler: he genuinely believed in his rhetoric, seeking to construct a new world order by uniting the human and spirit realms]].
4th Jun '17 1:30:46 AM erforce
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--> -- '''Linton Barwick''', on the Mediation Room of the United Nations, ''Film/InTheLoop''

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--> -- -->-- '''Linton Barwick''', on the Mediation Room of the United Nations, ''Film/InTheLoop''



* Lord Summerisle in the original ''TheWickerMan'' calmly explains to Sgt. Howie that Summerisle's pagan religion, which he leads and enforces, is only a century or so old, invented by the present Lord's grandfather to keep the residents in line and prevent them from blaming their liege for failed harvests. Lord Summerisle doesn't believe a word of it, but he encourages the islanders to be suspicious of Howie, a Christian, as a dangerous, infidel outsider.

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* Lord Summerisle in the original ''TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' calmly explains to Sgt. Howie that Summerisle's pagan religion, which he leads and enforces, is only a century or so old, invented by the present Lord's grandfather to keep the residents in line and prevent them from blaming their liege for failed harvests. Lord Summerisle doesn't believe a word of it, but he encourages the islanders to be suspicious of Howie, a Christian, as a dangerous, infidel outsider.
10th May '17 11:01:27 AM JamesAustin
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--> -- '''Linton Barwick''', on the Mediation Room of the United Nations, ''InTheLoop''

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--> -- '''Linton Barwick''', on the Mediation Room of the United Nations, ''InTheLoop''
''Film/InTheLoop''
8th May '17 11:00:13 AM PrincessGwen
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** Lisaís InferioritySuperiorityComplex is eventually [[Flanderization flanderized]] into this. Not only is she repeatedly called out for disliking something merely because of the fact that it is popular, but she once admitted that she didnít like playing the saxophone but does it because it makes her look more intellectual.

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** Lisaís InferioritySuperiorityComplex is eventually [[Flanderization [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] into this. Not only is she repeatedly called out for disliking something merely because of the fact that it is popular, but she once admitted that she didnít like playing the saxophone but does it because it makes her look more intellectual.
8th May '17 10:58:54 AM PrincessGwen
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* Hayley Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has occasional shades of this, a lot of her liberal views seem to be put on solely to outrage her republican ControlFreak father, often when she is made to go fully through with her communities' views and actions, she immediately attempts to bail out. "Camp Refoogee" is a fine example.

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* Hayley Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has occasional shades of this, a lot of her liberal views seem to be put on solely to outrage her republican Republican ControlFreak father, often when she is made to go fully through with her communities' views and actions, she immediately attempts to bail out. "Camp Refoogee" is a fine example.



* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' the Vespinaccians who's goal is to spread the glory of spinach. But not one of them even like spinach, and their king only did all that just so he doesn't have to eat it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' the Vespinaccians who's whose goal is to spread the glory of spinach. But not one of them even like spinach, and their king only did all that just so he doesn't have to eat it.



*** And the fact that the whole town is ''very'' anti-Catholic in the first place (to a point where using the Necronomicon to raise the dead is viewed better than reading form a Catholic Bible).
** Even disregarding the voodoo aspect, Censordoll was already a Straw Hypocrite. When Oral campaigned to get eggs boycotted, she went along with it because she felt it would help her image, even though she loved eggs to the point of obsession (and also because she figured she could secretly keep the mayor from ever banning them). When Oral succeeded, she was forced to buy them illegally.

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*** And the fact that the whole town is ''very'' anti-Catholic in the first place (to a point where using the Necronomicon to raise the dead is viewed better than reading form from a Catholic Bible).
** Even disregarding the voodoo aspect, Censordoll was already a Straw Hypocrite. When Oral Orel campaigned to get eggs boycotted, she went along with it because she felt it would help her image, even though she loved eggs to the point of obsession (and also because she figured she could secretly keep the mayor from ever banning them). When Oral Orel succeeded, she was forced to buy them illegally.



** Lisaís InferioritySuperiorityComplex is eventually flanderized into this not only is she repeatedly called out for disliking something merely because of the fact that it is popular but she once admitted that she didnít like playing the saxophone but does it because it makes her look more intellectual.

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** Lisaís InferioritySuperiorityComplex is eventually flanderized [[Flanderization flanderized]] into this not this. Not only is she repeatedly called out for disliking something merely because of the fact that it is popular popular, but she once admitted that she didnít like playing the saxophone but does it because it makes her look more intellectual.
2nd May '17 8:21:44 PM JoeMerl
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