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1st Mar '17 4:42:55 AM LondonKdS
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* The ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "City at the Edge of the World" features Creator/ColinBaker as VillainOfTheWeek Bayban the Butcher, a homicidal psychopath who is the '''second''' most wanted man in the Federation and is upset that, as he sees it, some SJW revolutionary has "stolen" his rightful position.
26th Feb '17 7:02:14 PM DarkSoldier
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* In the ''SaintsRow'' series, you get "respect" which can be used to go on missions.

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* In the ''SaintsRow'' series, you get "respect" which can be used first two ''VideoGame//SaintsRow'' games, Respect is earned by completing side jobs and spent to go on missions.access story missions. Since ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', it's become straightforward experience, unlocking access to character and gang upgrades.



** Forget killing people, pulling feats such as hacking the CIA Supercomputer, or being the lawyer who gets him a Not Guilty verdict on the charge of Treason he/she/xe got in the act ([[AFoolForAClient or doing both both]]) is both less risky and gives more street cred.
* Occurs in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. You can even give it to other people, because you're increasing their reputation at the cost of your own due to "selling out"

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** Forget killing people, pulling feats such as hacking the CIA Supercomputer, or being the lawyer who gets him a Not Guilty verdict on the charge of Treason he/she/xe got in the act act, ([[AFoolForAClient or doing both both]]) is both less risky and gives more street cred.
* Occurs in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. You can even give it to other people, because you're increasing their reputation at the cost of your own due to "selling out"out."
12th Nov '16 5:00:37 PM BattleMaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Sportsmaster is obsessed with this in to the point where he's willing to betray his former bosses and ally with his hated daughter just to restore it [[spoiler: because Aqualad killed his heroine daughter Artemis without him being involved. When it turns out she's alive and it was all a trick to help Aqualad in his deep cover mission, Sportsmaster accepts the cred loss to help keep their cover, because their success would be an even bigger blow to the Light than anything he could do to them by himself.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Sportsmaster is obsessed with this in to the point where he's willing to betray his former bosses and ally with his hated daughter just to restore it [[spoiler: because Aqualad killed his heroine daughter Artemis without him being involved. When it turns out she's alive and it was all a trick to help Aqualad in his deep cover mission, Sportsmaster accepts the cred loss to help keep their cover, because their success would be an even bigger blow to the Light than anything he could do to them by himself.]]
12th Nov '16 4:59:04 PM BattleMaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Sportsmaster is obsessed with this in to the point where he's willing to betray his former bosses and ally with his hated daughter just to restore it [[spoiler: because Aqualad killed his heroine daughter Artemis without him being involved. When it turns out she's alive and it was all a trick to help Aqualad in his deep cover mission, Sportsmaster accepts the cred loss to help keep their cover, because he'd rather see his former bosses punished for allowing it to happen in the first place.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Sportsmaster is obsessed with this in to the point where he's willing to betray his former bosses and ally with his hated daughter just to restore it [[spoiler: because Aqualad killed his heroine daughter Artemis without him being involved. When it turns out she's alive and it was all a trick to help Aqualad in his deep cover mission, Sportsmaster accepts the cred loss to help keep their cover, because he'd rather see his former bosses punished for allowing it their success would be an even bigger blow to happen in the first place.Light than anything he could do to them by himself.]]
8th Sep '16 7:46:29 AM Nintendoman01
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A supertrope to ArsonMurderAndAdmiration, a more comedic take on the concept. Contrast UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime, where a villain gets ''too much'' cred. Do not confuse with VillainRespect, which is directed at heroes.

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A supertrope to ArsonMurderAndAdmiration, a more comedic take on the concept. Compare FameThroughInfamy. Contrast UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime, where a villain gets ''too much'' cred. Do not confuse with VillainRespect, which is directed at heroes.
27th Aug '16 6:36:03 PM 425599167
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* In ''Fanfic/InstinctsOfAFearfulBody'', each core Red Lotus member becomes worried by Amon over the the course of the story as he demonstrates his powers.
18th Aug '16 3:11:35 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'': While Frieza is mostly after Goku just for revenge, he does take a moment to point out that he can't be taken seriously if he's afraid to fight some filthy monkey on a backwater planet.



8th Aug '16 1:59:11 PM LentilSandEater
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* Occurs in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. You can even give it to other people, [[FridgeBrilliance because you're increasing their reputation at the cost of your own due to "selling out"]]

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* Occurs in ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains''. You can even give it to other people, [[FridgeBrilliance because you're increasing their reputation at the cost of your own due to "selling out"]]out"
8th Aug '16 1:58:00 PM LentilSandEater
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* In the ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'' game, this is your genius' Notoriety, which increases as you sucessfully complete Acts of Infamy.

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* In the ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'' game, this is your genius' Notoriety, which increases as you sucessfully complete Acts of Infamy. It also riles up the good guys something fierce, so you have to strike a balancing act.
8th Aug '16 1:54:58 PM LentilSandEater
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* In the third ''Film/{{Riddick}}'' movie, the mercs are impressed with Riddick's balls when he suddenly appears out in the open, walking toward their camp for a pow-wow. The trope is lampshaded by Riddick to Vaako in the Directors Cut.

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* In the third ''Film/{{Riddick}}'' movie, the mercs are impressed with Riddick's balls when he suddenly appears out in the open, walking toward their camp for a pow-wow. The trope is lampshaded by Becomes a DiscussedTrope with Riddick to Vaako in the Directors Cut.
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