History Main / VillainwithGoodPublicity

19th Sep '16 11:53:25 PM Tron80
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* Likewise, ComicBook/LexLuthor got himself elected president and proceeded to cause problems for the ''Justice League''. Well before that, he was a classic Teflon-coated CorruptCorporateExecutive, on which absolutely nothing illegal could ever be pinned, no matter how involved he was.

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* Likewise, ComicBook/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor:
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got himself elected president and proceeded to cause problems for the ''Justice League''. Well before that, he was a classic Teflon-coated CorruptCorporateExecutive, on which absolutely nothing illegal could ever be pinned, no matter how involved he was.was.
** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Lex Luthor is a murderous, megalomaniac, heartless, xenophobic ManipulativeBastard. And yet he is widely regarded him as a selfless and brilliant philanthropist, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} thinks he is a very good man, and the Justice Society are proud of calling him their friend and benefactor. When the truth comes out, Supergirl fears that no one would believe her due to the power of his reputation.
10th Sep '16 10:25:27 AM BatmanKalEl
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* Harmony Kendall, who and other vampires like her in ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Season Eight'' had this briefly after she got her own reality show, ''Harmony Bites''. Capitalizing on the fact that vampires don't have to kill their victims, and people who are partially drained tend to get a rush out of it, they portray themselves sympathetically while making the Slayers [[HeroWithBadPublicity look like]] genocidal nuts who commit VanHelsingHateCrimes. But didn't last, seeing as Harmony pretty much gave herself away on Creator/StephenColbert's show, candidly suggesting that she was evil and might kill BarberaWalters and take her place on ''Series/TheView''. Not only did Colbert think she was serious, he pointed out the implausibility of a vampire wanting to bring about the end of magic. ([[BigBad Twilight's]] master plan. Harmony's show was cancelled, but the fad went on for a little while longer. (She appeared on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', but lost, and later on ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''.)

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* Harmony Kendall, who and other vampires like her in ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Season Eight'' had this briefly after she got her own reality show, ''Harmony Bites''. Capitalizing on the fact that vampires don't have to kill their victims, and people who are partially drained tend to get a rush out of it, they portray themselves sympathetically while making the Slayers [[HeroWithBadPublicity look like]] genocidal nuts who commit VanHelsingHateCrimes. But didn't last, seeing as Harmony pretty much gave herself away on Creator/StephenColbert's show, candidly suggesting that she was evil and might kill BarberaWalters Barbera Walters and take her place on ''Series/TheView''. Not only did Colbert think she was serious, he pointed out the implausibility of a vampire wanting to bring about the end of magic. ([[BigBad Twilight's]] master plan. Harmony's show was cancelled, but the fad went on for a little while longer. (She appeared on ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', but lost, and later on ''Series/BritainsGotTalent''.)
10th Sep '16 9:43:28 AM BatmanKalEl
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** Although Lex realized that he's living in a world where "it wasn't me, it was a version of my {{Mind Control}}led [[CloningBlues clone]] from an AlternateUniverse who had me tied up" is a credible legal defense, and has thus kept himself out of jail, the public has recently stopped buying his collective bullshit. Lex has rapidly plummeted into ZeroPercentApprovalRating, lost his corporation, and is well on the way to becoming a pure MadScientist again.
7th Sep '16 11:56:47 PM OgreProdigy
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* Clay Davis from ''Series/TheWire'' is an excellent example of this Trope. In fact, his publicity is so good that [[spoiler:he manages to get [[KarmaHoudini acquitted of fraud charges]] thanks to it]].

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* Clay Davis from ''Series/TheWire'' is an excellent example of this Trope. In fact, his publicity is so good that [[spoiler:he manages to get [[KarmaHoudini acquitted of fraud charges]] thanks to it]].it - the evidence that he did the things the prosecution said he did is overwhelming, but his publicity is s good that none of the jurors can believe that he was anything worse than a LovableRogue]].
22nd Aug '16 9:17:47 PM RAMChYLD
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* The Empire of Niflheim seems to be on in VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV in that it's well supported by the people of the countries they conquered. From the look of things, they've managed to convince Prince Ravus that Insomnia is the one that killed the royalty of Tenebrae and managed to convince those under Lucis rule that they're there to liberate them and bring equality to the people.
1st Aug '16 3:22:24 PM Zaxawesome
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** Lucky Quinn also fits this trope. He holds charity events alongside Chicago's mayor under public eye, but [[spoiler: is actually a murderer and a mob boss.]]
29th Jul '16 2:36:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Although Lex is GenreSavvy enough to realize that he's living in a world where "it wasn't me, it was a version of my {{Mind Control}}led [[CloningBlues clone]] from an AlternateUniverse who had me tied up" is a credible legal defense, and has thus kept himself out of jail, the public has recently stopped buying his collective bullshit. Lex has rapidly plummeted into ZeroPercentApprovalRating, lost his corporation, and is well on the way to becoming a pure MadScientist again.

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** Although Lex is GenreSavvy enough to realize realized that he's living in a world where "it wasn't me, it was a version of my {{Mind Control}}led [[CloningBlues clone]] from an AlternateUniverse who had me tied up" is a credible legal defense, and has thus kept himself out of jail, the public has recently stopped buying his collective bullshit. Lex has rapidly plummeted into ZeroPercentApprovalRating, lost his corporation, and is well on the way to becoming a pure MadScientist again.



-->"We are nice to the mice because it is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy intelligent]] to do so. If we talk sweetly, they will come in droves. If we hiss, they will run, and we will have to ''chase after them'', an unwanted expenditure of calories."

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-->"We are nice to the mice because it is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy intelligent]] intelligent to do so. If we talk sweetly, they will come in droves. If we hiss, they will run, and we will have to ''chase after them'', an unwanted expenditure of calories."
26th Jul '16 7:35:05 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** [[PosthumousCharacter Jebediah Springfield]], the town's founder, is believed by the citizens to be a heroic pioneer who wrestled bears. In truth, as revaled by his confession found in "Lisa the Iconoclast", he was a FakeUltimateHero. He was actually Hans Sprungfeld a notorious pirate with a silver tongue ([[NotHyperbole literally]], he lost his tongue to a Turk in a groghouse fight and had it replaced with a prosthetic silver tongue) who tried to assassinate UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington.
8th Jul '16 1:40:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/JayLethal, [[EvilLaugh the cackling]], {{loophole abus|e}}ing, narcissistic, commissioner assaulting double champion of ROH was given the honor of throwing the first pitch at a White Sox game. He also did a video on ROH for What A Culture where he revealed he was one of the first wrestlers to be getting his own action figure(ensuring he will "Live Forever")

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* Wrestling/JayLethal, [[EvilLaugh the cackling]], {{loophole abus|e}}ing, narcissistic, commissioner assaulting double champion of ROH was given the honor of throwing the first pitch pitches at a White Sox game.and Tampa Bay Rays games. He also did a video on ROH for What A Culture where he revealed he was one of the first wrestlers to be getting his own action figure(ensuring he will "Live Forever")
30th Jun '16 9:35:44 AM Willbyr
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* [[{{Yaiba}} Onimaru]] is a demon lord who conquered the whole of Japan by brainwashing the ministers and destroying those who rebelled against him with a huge WaveMotionGun from Mount Fuji. Yet the Japanese people seen around aren't too troubled by that.

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* [[{{Yaiba}} [[Manga/{{Yaiba}} Onimaru]] is a demon lord who conquered the whole of Japan by brainwashing the ministers and destroying those who rebelled against him with a huge WaveMotionGun from Mount Fuji. Yet the Japanese people seen around aren't too troubled by that.
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