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23rd Aug '17 5:22:45 PM Liamdurf
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* Subverted to hell and back again on ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' (''Part II: Battle Tendency'') with '''ThoseWackyNazis'''! No, really! Have we already mentioned that this manga is bizarre? To elaborate: At first, the Nazis are seem trying to revive an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ancient race of fossilized Mesoamerican vampires]], most likely for the sake of harnessing their power. However, later on it's revealed [[spoiler:that they were investigating them, from the very beginning, for the sake of finding [[{{Immortality}} a way to eliminate them]], as their resurrection would mean the end of the human race]]. In the end, they come up as heroic and badass. They even give the hero, [[CrazyAwesome Joseph]] [[TricksterArchetype Joestar]], a cool mechanical hand as a thanks gift after he lost it in the final battle.

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* Subverted to hell and back again on ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' (''Part II: Battle Tendency'') with '''ThoseWackyNazis'''! No, really! Have we already mentioned that this manga is bizarre? To elaborate: At first, the Nazis are seem trying to revive an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ancient race of fossilized Mesoamerican vampires]], most likely for the sake of harnessing their power. However, later on it's revealed [[spoiler:that they were investigating them, from the very beginning, for the sake of finding [[{{Immortality}} a way to eliminate them]], as their resurrection would mean the end of the human race]]. In the end, they come up as heroic and badass. They even give the hero, [[CrazyAwesome Joseph]] [[TricksterArchetype Joestar]], [[spoiler: a cool mechanical hand as a thanks gift after he lost it in the final battle.]]
31st Jul '17 8:10:26 AM Xlsfd
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** This was an EnforcedTrope. The villains produce pollution ForTheEvulz so that children whose parents work in polluting industries didn't think their parents were villains.
14th May '17 1:39:44 AM SkidTroper
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* [[KnightTemplar Religious Fanatics]]

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* [[KnightTemplar Religious Fanatics]]Fanatics]] (also, on the other end of the spectrum and less commonly portrayed, [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions militant atheists]])
21st Apr '17 10:15:31 AM CosmicFerret
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* Federal officers of any kind on the various ''LawAndOrder'' shows. One exception was a cameo by the woman from ''Series/InPlainSight''.

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* Federal officers of any kind on the various ''LawAndOrder'' ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' shows. One exception was a cameo by the woman from ''Series/InPlainSight''.
11th Feb '17 11:22:26 PM Philweasel
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** We occasionally meet a nice Hutt, but even they are generally only nice when it's convenient for them.
18th Jan '17 2:04:19 PM margdean56
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* ''Franchose/StarWars'':

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* ''Franchose/StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'':



* {{GrandVizier}}s on Literature/{{Discworld}}. Arguably, grand viziers ''everywhere'', but it's lampshaded every time one shows up in Discworld, sometimes by the Vizier himself. To the point where a new emperor chose a WrongGenreSavvy {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tourist to be his Grand Vizier on the rationale that someone who didn't ''know'' anything about the job would be ''good''.

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* {{GrandVizier}}s {{Grand Vizier}}s on Literature/{{Discworld}}. Arguably, grand viziers ''everywhere'', but it's lampshaded every time one shows up in Discworld, sometimes by the Vizier himself. To the point where a new emperor chose a WrongGenreSavvy {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tourist to be his Grand Vizier on the rationale that someone who didn't ''know'' anything about the job would be ''good''.
1st Dec '16 12:01:30 PM Morgenthaler
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** Of course, once we saw a lawyer appear in the first movie we ''knew'' he was going to get eaten; having him sitting on a toilet at the time was just lagniappe. Whereas in the book, the lawyer was a bit more of a JerkAss, but a severe BadAss who punched out a raptor in one scene in contrast to his {{Dirty Coward}}ice in the movie.

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** Of course, once we saw a lawyer appear in the first movie we ''knew'' he was going to get eaten; having him sitting on a toilet at the time was just lagniappe. Whereas in the book, the lawyer was a bit more of a JerkAss, but a severe BadAss badass who punched out a raptor in one scene in contrast to his {{Dirty Coward}}ice in the movie.
15th Sep '16 4:14:56 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Demonization:''' Oftentimes a character's occupation is not inherently evil, but has been demonized by Hollywood. Some examples would be hunters (because they're bloodthirsty killers), land developers (who "rape the environment"), [[AmoralAttorney lawyers]] (who prey on others' misfortune, and just because they're lawyers) or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate CEOs]] (because they're money-hungry). And don't forget scientists (especially those dealing with anything nuclear or genetic), who're often depicted as {{Mad Scientist}}s. Once demonized in the story, these ones are treated just as evil as a Nazi, terrorist, etc. For positions of Gods, the ones involving the Dead and Death almost inevitably [[EverybodyHatesHades get this treatment]]. Note that this has a postmodern effect, in that many people may now actually see such professions as wicked in and of themselves; on the other hand (and in all fairness), these tend to be professions that annoy people in the first place.

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'''Demonization:''' Oftentimes a character's occupation is not inherently evil, but has been demonized by Hollywood. Some examples would be hunters [[EgomaniacHunter hunters]] (because they're bloodthirsty killers), land developers (who "rape the environment"), [[AmoralAttorney lawyers]] (who prey on others' misfortune, and just because they're lawyers) or [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate CEOs]] (because they're money-hungry). And don't forget scientists (especially those dealing with anything nuclear or genetic), who're often depicted as {{Mad Scientist}}s. Once demonized in the story, these ones are treated just as evil as a Nazi, terrorist, etc. For positions of Gods, the ones involving the Dead and Death almost inevitably [[EverybodyHatesHades get this treatment]]. Note that this has a postmodern effect, in that many people may now actually see such professions as wicked in and of themselves; on the other hand (and in all fairness), these tend to be professions that annoy people in the first place.
15th Sep '16 4:10:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Racial supremacists (unless [[TragicBigot they have a]] ''[[TragicBigot really]]'' [[TragicBigot good]] FreudianExcuse)

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* [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Racial supremacists supremacists]] (unless [[TragicBigot they have a]] ''[[TragicBigot really]]'' [[TragicBigot good]] FreudianExcuse)
21st Aug '16 12:24:03 PM CJCroen1393
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* [[PredatorsAreMean Carnivorous animals]], because not wanting to starve is evil when your food is meat and you have to kill it. This goes obviously for animals with human intelligence, given that in real life animals cannot understand such concepts.

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* [[PredatorsAreMean Carnivorous animals]], because not wanting to starve (or not wanting [[MonsterIsAMommy your offspring]] to starve) is evil when your food is meat and you have to kill it. This goes obviously for animals with human intelligence, given that in real life animals cannot understand such concepts.
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