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27th May '16 9:16:52 AM Willbyr
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** Rau Le Creuset in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' is yet another. He seems like a fine, upstanding Commander to ZAFT and PLANT alike... up until the [[NightmareFuel Mendel Colony]], after which he [[OmnicidalManiac shows his true colours]].

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** Rau Le Creuset in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' is yet another. He seems like a fine, upstanding Commander to ZAFT and PLANT alike... up until the [[NightmareFuel Mendel Colony]], Colony, after which he [[OmnicidalManiac shows his true colours]].



* The Church of Mauser in ''ScrappedPrincess''.

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* The Church of Mauser in ''ScrappedPrincess''.''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''.



* After a time jump, the main character of ''{{Guyver}}'' wakes up to find that the villainous organization Chronos has taken over the world...and the Guyver is a villain.

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* After a time jump, the main character of ''{{Guyver}}'' ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' wakes up to find that the villainous organization Chronos has taken over the world...and the Guyver is a villain.



* Sir Crocodile from ''OnePiece''. Suave, amiable casino-owner by day, devious mastermind by night.

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* Sir Crocodile from ''OnePiece''.''Franchise/OnePiece''. Suave, amiable casino-owner by day, devious mastermind by night.
23rd May '16 12:41:44 PM Wyldchyld
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** An even better example is [[BlondesAreEvil The]] [[AntiVillain Red]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Queen]] from its spin-off series ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'', who is generally liked by the population (though some are terrified of her), and listens to the complains of her subjects. Her popularity is probably helped by the fact that she was preceded by [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cora]], and that royalty in the OUAT universe tends not to be great in the first place.

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** An even better example is [[BlondesAreEvil The]] the [[AntiVillain Red]] [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Queen]] from its spin-off series ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'', who is generally liked by the population (though some are terrified of her), and listens to the complains of her subjects. Her popularity is probably helped by the fact that she was preceded by [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cora]], and that royalty in the OUAT universe tends not to be great in the first place.
18th May '16 2:49:00 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' has this with Derek C. Simmons, the National Security Advisor who is also the head of a secret cabal known only as "the Family," who [[AncientConspiracy have had a hand in forming the modern world]] since at least the Colonial era. He and his subordinates are obsessed with preserving global stability, with Simmons causing a bioterror outbreak in the city of Tall Oaks, zombifying the President and at least 70,000 other people in the process, in order to prevent the truth behind the destruction of Raccoon City from becoming public, while using Leon S. Kennedy himself as a [[{{Frameup}} scapegoat]]. The good publicity ends after his death thanks to Ada Wong giving Leon a data chip containing indisputable evidence of Simmons' crimes.

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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' has this with Derek C. Simmons, the National Security Advisor who is also the head of a secret cabal known only as "the Family," who [[AncientConspiracy have had a hand in forming the modern world]] since at least the Colonial era. He and his subordinates are obsessed with preserving global stability, with Simmons As the National Security Advisor, he was considered above suspicion of causing a bioterror the Tall Oaks incident. It helped that he had set Helena up to take the fall prior to the outbreak in and controlled all of the city of Tall Oaks, zombifying evidence implicating him... though he didn't count on the President and at least 70,000 other people in the process, in order to prevent the truth behind the destruction of Raccoon City from becoming public, while using real Ada leaving Leon S. Kennedy himself as a [[{{Frameup}} scapegoat]]. The good publicity ends and Helena evidence that proves his guilt after his death thanks to Ada Wong giving Leon a data chip containing indisputable evidence of Simmons' crimes.demise.
11th May '16 6:06:36 AM jormis29
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* Desus, one of the signature characters of ''{{Exalted}}'', is one of the most famous and well-liked of the First Age Solars, and has no real enemies. Even those who oppose his faction are convinced of his nobility and good intentions. As for his true character...Well, he ''repeatedly'' beat his wife, Lilith, until she miscarried, and then brainwashed her into believing that it was ''all her fault''. And that's how he treats the woman he (in his own sick way) ''loves''. You don't even want to know what he does to people he's ''not'' attached to...And let's not even think about what he does to people that he actually ''dislikes''.

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* Desus, one of the signature characters of ''{{Exalted}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', is one of the most famous and well-liked of the First Age Solars, and has no real enemies. Even those who oppose his faction are convinced of his nobility and good intentions. As for his true character...Well, he ''repeatedly'' beat his wife, Lilith, until she miscarried, and then brainwashed her into believing that it was ''all her fault''. And that's how he treats the woman he (in his own sick way) ''loves''. You don't even want to know what he does to people he's ''not'' attached to...And let's not even think about what he does to people that he actually ''dislikes''.



* There's a whole lot of these in ''{{Rifts}}'', but the biggest one is probably Emperor Prosek. Within the Coalition States, he is considered to be incapable of doing any wrong. He gave a live televised speech announcing that he was plunging the nation into a series of unprovoked wars, including a Civil War against one of their own states, and he was cheered on for it. Outside his nation, he is regarded as a JerkAss or a MagnificentBastard, but inside the Coalition States, he's unanimously regarded as the savior of Humanity.

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* There's a whole lot of these in ''{{Rifts}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', but the biggest one is probably Emperor Prosek. Within the Coalition States, he is considered to be incapable of doing any wrong. He gave a live televised speech announcing that he was plunging the nation into a series of unprovoked wars, including a Civil War against one of their own states, and he was cheered on for it. Outside his nation, he is regarded as a JerkAss or a MagnificentBastard, but inside the Coalition States, he's unanimously regarded as the savior of Humanity.
9th May '16 11:58:00 AM bowserbros
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* President Funny Valentine (yes, that's actually his real name) of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]'', despite being a very morally ambiguous character who's done more than a few despicable acts during his tenure, manages to be incredibly popular among the American population due to his amazing speaking skills and the fact that he has a series of scars on his back in the design of the American flag. At one point, he's even able to briefly convince [[TheHero Johnny Joestar]] about the justness of his cause.
5th May '16 3:32:20 PM res20stupid
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* An ExploitedTrope in ''Film/PatriotGames'', concerning the IRA. After a crazed member of a rogue splinter group attempts to murder his wife and daughter, [[PapaWolf Jack Ryan]] specifically points out how the IRA gets most of its' guns and money from Americans [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishDiaspora descended from Irish citizens who fled during the Irish Famine]] who are sympathetic with the IRA's [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters fighting for freedom from an oppressive regime]]. So, to get information on an assassin working with the splinter group, [[RefugeInAudacity he goes into an Irish bar filled with IRA supporters and threatens the money handler]] by detailing precisely how he'll deliver a PR disaster to the IRA and cut their funding - by bringing the press into his daughter's hospital room, detailing precisely how the assassins injured her and his (pregnant) wife and relying on the US' perceptions that ChildrenAreInnocent to deal a massive blow to their operations[[note]]This actually did happen to the IRA after 9/11 when their previous supporters were shown the harsh realities of terrorism [[/note]]. [[spoiler: He got the information he needed... and a leprechaun doll]].
--> '''Jack Ryan''': I will ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]'' destroy you! I will make it my mission in life.
5th May '16 12:52:08 PM rafi
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* Chris Mclean in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama the Total Drama series]]'', the show's animator, may be considered as such by the way he creates dangerous challenges and tweaks the rules to his own sadistic liking.
* Mom in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' appears as a sweet, lovable old lady in public, but is really a CorruptCorporateExecutive. She may not always be planning to take over the world, but it ''is'' canon that she intends total global (or more) economic domination.
** Zapp Brannigan also counts as one, a narcissistic, oversexed boob who is incompetent at best, but keeps his job because people still somehow think of him as a hero.

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* Chris Mclean in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', it's made clear that citizens of the Total Drama series]]'', Fire Nation are fundamentally good people who happen to be lead by evil people, and they all genuinely believe that Ozai and his family are wise, just leaders trying to share the show's animator, may be considered as such by Fire Nation's glory with the way he creates dangerous challenges and tweaks rest of the rules to his own sadistic liking.
* Mom in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' appears as a sweet, lovable old lady in public, but
world. The fact that Ozai is really a CorruptCorporateExecutive. She may not always be planning to take an absolute ruler with total control over the world, but school system and the media makes it ''is'' canon that she intends total global pretty easy for him to achieve this; it's at the point where he doesn't even need to worry (or more) economic domination.
** Zapp Brannigan also counts as one, a narcissistic, oversexed boob who is incompetent
at best, but keeps least, not care) about spinning a genocide, since his job because people still somehow think of him already accepted one as necessary a hero.century ago. To be fair, it's not clear how well-known the plan to destroy the entire Earth Kingdom was in the Fire Nation.
* Apparently taking a cue from Lex Luthor, the [[CreepyChild Delightful Children]] in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' briefly became student council president in one episode.



* Magnacat in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy''.
* Darius Dunn in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward]]''.
** Oroku Saki himself during a previous season (3) of the Turtles revamp. By singlehandedly funding the rebuilding of New York City after an alien invasion, he was hailed as a hero and humanitarian. While this troper can't recall any time this directly affected the Turtles' efforts against him (being ninjas ''and'' mutant freaks, they have to work in secrecy anyway), it was still irritating. And the public was never the wiser, even constructing a library in his honor when he was finally defeated by the Turtles.
* In the original [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 1987 TMNT cartoon]], Lord Dregg, the replacement BigBad for Shredder and Krang for the final two seasons, successfully launched a [[PropagandaMachine propaganda campaign]] against the Turtles, who were already [[HeroWithBadPublicity Heroes with Bad Publicity]] anyway, to make himself one. This lasts until the season nine finale thanks to his being unable to fight off the MonsterOfTheWeek [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doomquest]], and an EngineeredPublicConfession.
* And then there's Chris Bradford in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 TMNT cartoon]]. He's one of Shredder's CoDragons and star pupils, and also a well-respected martial arts superstar with a chain of dojos all over the United States.
* Porter C. Powell in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Not only did he exploit Sari's lack of a birth certificate to make himself the legitimate CEO of Sumdac Systems (then again, she's only eight), but he also made expert use of legal loopholes to justify his hiring of mad scientist Henry "Headmaster" Masterson. He's shady and corrupt, even getting out of even more legal trouble with his matter-eating virus. He's kicked out of the company when Isaac returns, but continues to do business by selling Soundwave toys. After they're revealed as the real Soundwave's minions, the backlash finally puts him out of business. His return in the almanac mentions him having a few more resources at his disposal, which he used to get an [=AllSpark=] fragment... which backfired by turning his car into a Decepticon named Tux, who drained the rest of his resources.

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* Magnacat in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy''.
* Darius Dunn in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward]]''.
** Oroku Saki himself during a previous season (3) of
Within the Turtles revamp. By singlehandedly funding the rebuilding of New York City after an alien invasion, he was hailed as a hero and humanitarian. While this troper can't recall any time this directly affected the Turtles' efforts against him (being ninjas ''and'' mutant freaks, they have to work in secrecy anyway), it was still irritating. And the public was never the wiser, even constructing a library in his honor when he was finally defeated by the Turtles.
* In the original [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 1987 TMNT cartoon]], Lord Dregg, the replacement BigBad for Shredder and Krang for the final two seasons, successfully launched a [[PropagandaMachine propaganda campaign]] against the Turtles, who were already [[HeroWithBadPublicity Heroes with Bad Publicity]] anyway, to make himself one. This lasts until the season nine finale thanks to his being unable to fight off the MonsterOfTheWeek [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doomquest]], and an EngineeredPublicConfession.
* And then
Franchise/{{DCAU}}, there's Chris Bradford Lex Luthor (during his WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries days and in the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 TMNT cartoon]]. He's one Cadmus Arc of Shredder's CoDragons and star pupils, and ''Justice League Unlimited''), naturally enough, but we also a well-respected martial arts superstar with a chain of dojos all over have VandalSavage (during the United States.
* Porter C. Powell in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Not only did
''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Maid of Honor") and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Derek Powers]] (until he exploit Sari's lack of a birth certificate to make himself the legitimate CEO of Sumdac Systems (then again, she's only eight), but he also made expert use of legal loopholes to justify unintentionally publicly exposed his hiring of mad scientist Henry "Headmaster" Masterson. He's shady and corrupt, even getting out of even more legal trouble with his matter-eating virus. He's kicked out of the company when Isaac returns, but continues to do business by selling Soundwave toys. After they're revealed as the real Soundwave's minions, the backlash finally puts him out of business. His return in the almanac mentions him having a few more resources at his disposal, which he used to get an [=AllSpark=] fragment... which backfired by turning his car into a Decepticon named Tux, who drained the rest of his resources.radioactive condition).



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', it's made clear that citizens of the Fire Nation are fundamentally good people who happen to be lead by evil people, and they all genuinely believe that Ozai and his family are wise, just leaders trying to share the Fire Nation's glory with the rest of the world. The fact that Ozai is an absolute ruler with total control over the school system and the media makes it pretty easy for him to achieve this; it's at the point where he doesn't even need to worry (or at least, not care) about spinning a genocide, since his people already accepted one as necessary a century ago. To be fair, it's not clear how well-known the plan to destroy the entire Earth Kingdom was in the Fire Nation.

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* Bob Santino from ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'', who constantly manages to paint himself as humanity's saviour, despite being responsible for many of its catastrophes.
* The Machine's alter ego in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/FreeWilly'' before [[spoiler:Jesse got proof linking him to weapon smuggling.]]
* Mom in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' appears as a sweet, lovable old lady in public, but is really a CorruptCorporateExecutive. She may not always be planning to take over the world, but it ''is'' canon that she intends total global (or more) economic domination.
** Zapp Brannigan also counts as one, a narcissistic, oversexed boob who is incompetent at best, but keeps his job because people still somehow think of him as a hero.
%%* Cobra Industries in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': Xanatos went to ''prison'' at one point, and still manages to be this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', it's made ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', everyone in town and in his audience sees Li'l Gideon as a cute, lovable child. It quickly becomes clear that citizens of he is [[EnfantTerrible anything but]].[[spoiler: He loses it in the Fire Nation are fundamentally good people who happen to be lead season 1 finale when it's revealed by evil people, and they all genuinely believe Stan that Ozai and his psychic powers are really him spying on the town.]]
** The Northwest
family are wise, just leaders trying popular, well-respected aristocrats, going back to share Nathaniel Northwest, the Fire Nation's glory with the rest founder of the world. The fact that Ozai is an absolute ruler with total control over Gravity Falls. [[spoiler: Turns out Nathaniel Northwest was just labeled "the founder" so the school system government could cover up the existence of [[TheWonka President Quentin Trembley]], and he was a selfish crook who cheated the media makes it pretty easy for townspeople out of a grand party after they gave flesh and blood to build him to achieve this; it's at a mansion. Preston Northwest himself is only the point where latest in a long line of cheats, and behind closed doors, he doesn't even need to worry (or at least, not care) about spinning a genocide, since abuses and controls his people already accepted own daughter Pacifica, who seems to be breaking the cycle of bad Northwests]].
%%* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' had Heloise unwillingly becoming
one as necessary a century ago. To be fair, it's not clear how well-known the plan to destroy the entire Earth Kingdom was in the Fire Nation.of these.



* Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk in the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''. He's a well-respected member of the community. Peter Parker doesn't even know he's a criminal mastermind until late in the season, and, at one point, saves him from an attack by the Hobgoblin during a ground-breaking ceremony.
* ComicBook/NormanOsborn is also a Villain With Good Publicity in all versions: {{Muggles}} don't know about his criminal activity as a businessman ''or'' as the Green Goblin. In this particular series, the other crime lords are the same: even ''Spidey'' thought Silvermane was a nice old man.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Norman Osborn(who is secretly the Green Goblin) is still an example of this due to the fact that he a ruthless businessman, inventor, gifted chemist, the founder and head of OsCorp, and the father of Harry Osborn.

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* Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': ''Fresh Airedale'', a 1945 Creator/ChuckJones cartoon, concerns a "loyal, trustworthy" dog named Shep who gobbles up his master's steak, invites a burglar to ransack the house when the master's away at work, and attempts to kill the nation's "# 1 dog" after reading about him in the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''. He's a well-respected member of paper. A cat repeatedly foils the community. Peter Parker doesn't even know he's a criminal mastermind until late in dog's schemes, but ends up taking the season, and, at one point, saves him from an attack by the Hobgoblin during a ground-breaking ceremony.
* ComicBook/NormanOsborn is also a Villain With Good Publicity in all versions: {{Muggles}} don't know about his criminal activity as a businessman ''or'' as the Green Goblin. In this particular series, the other crime lords are the same: even ''Spidey'' thought Silvermane was a nice old man.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Norman Osborn(who is secretly the Green Goblin) is still an example of this due to the fact that he a ruthless businessman, inventor, gifted chemist, the founder and head of OsCorp, and the father of Harry Osborn.
blame for them.



* Zigzagged with Abraham Kane in ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}'', he presents himself as a savior to the survivors of humanity by constructing Detroit Deluxe, a clean "utopia" that's anything but, and constantly portrays the Burners as ruffians and villains. In practice his reception is mixed, some people like and revere him, buying into all the propaganda, some defect and run away from his crazy world, many are just dissatisfied with his controlling of all their lives, but stick with him because, aside from some short-sighted violence he indulges in, the lifestyle is manageable.
%%* Magnacat in ''WesternAnimation/MonsterAllergy''.
* Hannibal [=McFist=] in ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja''. His artificial arm has a visible brain attached to it and that doesn't freak people out. Everybody thinks he's a HonestCorporateExecutive but he's plotting to destroy TheHero.



* Apparently taking a cue from Lex Luthor, the [[CreepyChild Delightful Children]] in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' briefly became student council president in one episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': ''Fresh Airedale'', a 1945 Creator/ChuckJones cartoon, concerns a "loyal, trustworthy" dog named Shep who gobbles up his master's steak, invites a burglar to ransack the house when the master's away at work, and attempts to kill the nation's "# 1 dog" after reading about him in the paper. A cat repeatedly foils the dog's schemes, but ends up taking the blame for them.
* Dr. Paradigm of ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' certainly counts. He manages to convince the entire city that the sharks and their father are the real bad guys, essentially ensuring that they blame everything wrong on ''them''. On the other hand, that's the only plan of his that actually works. The Sharks finally manage to put a dent on his credibility by forcing him to assume his [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting Pirahnoid form]] on national TV.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' had Heloise unwillingly becoming one of these.
* Cobra Industries in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades''.
* Within the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, there's Lex Luthor (during his WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries days and in the Cadmus Arc of ''Justice League Unlimited''), naturally enough, but we also have VandalSavage (during the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Maid of Honor") and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Derek Powers]] (until he unintentionally publicly exposed his radioactive condition).

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* An episode In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Norman Osborn(who is secretly the Green Goblin) is still an example of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' had Heloise unwillingly becoming this due to the fact that he a ruthless businessman, inventor, gifted chemist, the founder and head of OsCorp, and the father of Harry Osborn.
* Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk in the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries''. He's a well-respected member of the community. Peter Parker doesn't even know he's a criminal mastermind until late in the season, and, at
one of these.
* Cobra Industries in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades''.
* Within
point, saves him from an attack by the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, Hobgoblin during a ground-breaking ceremony.
** ComicBook/NormanOsborn is also a Villain With Good Publicity in all versions: {{Muggles}} don't know about his criminal activity as a businessman ''or'' as the Green Goblin. In this particular series, the other crime lords are the same: even ''Spidey'' thought Silvermane was a nice old man.
* Dr. Paradigm of ''WesternAnimation/StreetSharks'' certainly counts. He manages to convince the entire city that the sharks and their father are the real bad guys, essentially ensuring that they blame everything wrong on ''them''. On the other hand, that's the only plan of his that actually works. The Sharks finally manage to put a dent on his credibility by forcing him to assume his [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting Pirahnoid form]] on national TV.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
** In the original [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 1987 TMNT cartoon]], Lord Dregg, the replacement BigBad for Shredder and Krang for the final two seasons, successfully launched a [[PropagandaMachine propaganda campaign]] against the Turtles, who were already [[HeroWithBadPublicity Heroes with Bad Publicity]] anyway, to make himself one. This lasts until the season nine finale thanks to his being unable to fight off the MonsterOfTheWeek [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Doomquest]], and an EngineeredPublicConfession.
** Darius Dunn in ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward]]''.
*** Oroku Saki himself during a previous season (3) of the Turtles revamp. By singlehandedly funding the rebuilding of New York City after an alien invasion, he was hailed as a hero and humanitarian. While this troper can't recall any time this directly affected the Turtles' efforts against him (being ninjas ''and'' mutant freaks, they have to work in secrecy anyway), it was still irritating. And the public was never the wiser, even constructing a library in his honor when he was finally defeated by the Turtles.
** And then
there's Lex Luthor (during his WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries days and Chris Bradford in the Cadmus Arc [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 TMNT cartoon]]. He's one of ''Justice League Unlimited''), naturally enough, but we Shredder's CoDragons and star pupils, and also have VandalSavage (during a well-respected martial arts superstar with a chain of dojos all over the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Maid of Honor") United States.
* Chris Mclean in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama the Total Drama series]]'', the show's animator, may be considered as such by the way he creates dangerous challenges
and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Derek Powers]] (until he unintentionally publicly exposed tweaks the rules to his radioactive condition).own sadistic liking.
* Porter C. Powell in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. Not only did he exploit Sari's lack of a birth certificate to make himself the legitimate CEO of Sumdac Systems (then again, she's only eight), but he also made expert use of legal loopholes to justify his hiring of mad scientist Henry "Headmaster" Masterson. He's shady and corrupt, even getting out of even more legal trouble with his matter-eating virus. He's kicked out of the company when Isaac returns, but continues to do business by selling Soundwave toys. After they're revealed as the real Soundwave's minions, the backlash finally puts him out of business. His return in the almanac mentions him having a few more resources at his disposal, which he used to get an [=AllSpark=] fragment... which backfired by turning his car into a Decepticon named Tux, who drained the rest of his resources.
* ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'': Enzo is an example of the trope. The most of what we get to see of the good publicity part was in "Water, Water, Everywhere". The heroes took photographs linking him to a scheme of illegal waste dumping that was contaminating the community's water supply and he managed to explain it away by claiming he was there to investigate and help. Fortunately, in order to give credence to these claims, he had to finance a project to de-pollute the water supply.



* ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'': Enzo is an example of the trope. The most of what we get to see of the good publicity part was in "Water, Water, Everywhere". The heroes took photographs linking him to a scheme of illegal waste dumping that was contaminating the community's water supply and he managed to explain it away by claiming he was there to investigate and help. Fortunately, in order to give credence to these claims, he had to finance a project to de-pollute the water supply.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'': Enzo is an example of the trope. The most of what we get to see of the good publicity part was Captain Good in "Water, Water, Everywhere". The heroes took photographs linking him to a scheme of illegal waste dumping ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace''. Everyone in that was contaminating the community's water supply and he managed to explain it away by claiming he was there to investigate and help. Fortunately, in order to give credence to these claims, he had to finance series sees him as a project to de-pollute the water supply.hero but he's actually Phantom Phink.



* Zigzagged with Abraham Kane in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', he presents himself as a savior to the survivors of humanity by constructing Detroit Deluxe, a clean "utopia" that's anything but, and constantly portrays the Burners as ruffians and villains. In practice his reception is mixed, some people like and revere him, buying into all the propaganda, some defect and run away from his crazy world, many are just dissatisfied with his controlling of all their lives, but stick with him because, aside from some short-sighted violence he indulges in, the lifestyle is manageable.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', everyone in town and in his audience sees Li'l Gideon as a cute, lovable child. It quickly becomes clear that he is [[EnfantTerrible anything but]].[[spoiler: He loses it in the season 1 finale when it's revealed by Stan that his psychic powers are really him spying on the town.]]
** The Northwest family are popular, well-respected aristocrats, going back to Nathaniel Northwest, the founder of the Gravity Falls. [[spoiler: Turns out Nathaniel Northwest was just labeled "the founder" so the government could cover up the existence of [[TheWonka President Quentin Trembley]], and he was a selfish crook who cheated the townspeople out of a grand party after they gave flesh and blood to build him a mansion. Preston Northwest himself is only the latest in a long line of cheats, and behind closed doors, he abuses and controls his own daughter Pacifica, who seems to be breaking the cycle of bad Northwests]].
* Captain Good in ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace''. Everyone in that series sees him as a hero but he's actually Phantom Phink.
* Hannibal [=McFist=] in ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja''. His artificial arm has a visible brain attached to it and that doesn't freak people out. Everybody thinks he's a HonestCorporateExecutive but he's plotting to destroy TheHero.
* Bob Santino from ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'', who constantly manages to paint himself as humanity's saviour, despite being responsible for many of its catastrophes.
* The Machine's alter ego in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/FreeWilly'' before [[spoiler:Jesse got proof linking him to weapon smuggling.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': Xanatos went to ''prison'' at one point, and still manages to be this.
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* Parodied with Montgomery Burn. Despite being a textbook CardCarryingVillain, he often strives--and ''always'' fails--to portray himself either as a sensitive, kindly soul (his autobiography is titled ''Will There Ever Be a Rainbow?'') or as a benevolent super-being (in his film festival entry, he portrays himself as both E.T. and Jesus). Furthermore, when he loses his plant (and in one case, his entire fortune as well) and Springfielders are free to openly hate and mock him, Burns is genuinely shocked that they feel that way.
** Senator Mendoza, the Big Bad of the McBain movies, is a ShowWithinAShow example. Supposedly he's one of the most respected men in Congress in [=McBain's=] world, despite being an ObviouslyEvil leader of TheCartel and ordering the brutal murder of a cop who gets too close. [[CowboyCop [=McBain=] (who clearly is not fooled) gets chewed out by DaChief for breaking the necks of three of his bodyguards and [[RefugeInAudacity driving a bus through his front wall.]]

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* ** Parodied with Montgomery Burn.Burns. Despite being a textbook CardCarryingVillain, he often strives--and ''always'' fails--to portray himself either as a sensitive, kindly soul (his autobiography is titled ''Will There Ever Be a Rainbow?'') or as a benevolent super-being (in his film festival entry, he portrays himself as both E.T. and Jesus). Furthermore, when he loses his plant (and in one case, his entire fortune as well) and Springfielders are free to openly hate and mock him, Burns is genuinely shocked that they feel that way.
** Senator Mendoza, the Big Bad BigBad of the McBain [=McBain=] movies, is a ShowWithinAShow example. Supposedly he's one of the most respected men in Congress in [=McBain's=] world, despite being an ObviouslyEvil leader of TheCartel and ordering the brutal murder of a cop who gets too close. [[CowboyCop [=McBain=] [=McBain=]]] (who clearly is not fooled) gets chewed out by DaChief for breaking the necks of three of his bodyguards and [[RefugeInAudacity driving a bus through his front wall.]]
5th May '16 12:35:16 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Parodied with Montgomery Burns of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Despite being a textbook CardCarryingVillain, he often strives--and ''always'' fails--to portray himself either as a sensitive, kindly soul (his autobiography is titled ''Will There Ever Be a Rainbow?'') or as a benevolent super-being (in his film festival entry, he portrays himself as both E.T. and Jesus). Furthermore, when he loses his plant (and in one case, his entire fortune as well) and Springfielders are free to openly hate and mock him, Burns is genuinely shocked that they feel that way.

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''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
* Parodied with Montgomery Burns of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.Burn. Despite being a textbook CardCarryingVillain, he often strives--and ''always'' fails--to portray himself either as a sensitive, kindly soul (his autobiography is titled ''Will There Ever Be a Rainbow?'') or as a benevolent super-being (in his film festival entry, he portrays himself as both E.T. and Jesus). Furthermore, when he loses his plant (and in one case, his entire fortune as well) and Springfielders are free to openly hate and mock him, Burns is genuinely shocked that they feel that way.way.
** Senator Mendoza, the Big Bad of the McBain movies, is a ShowWithinAShow example. Supposedly he's one of the most respected men in Congress in [=McBain's=] world, despite being an ObviouslyEvil leader of TheCartel and ordering the brutal murder of a cop who gets too close. [[CowboyCop [=McBain=] (who clearly is not fooled) gets chewed out by DaChief for breaking the necks of three of his bodyguards and [[RefugeInAudacity driving a bus through his front wall.]]
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