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30th Jan '16 1:30:42 AM bwburke94
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** Some interpretations of TheJoker have him projecting his own nihilism on the entire human race.
* Similarly, Lex Luthor seems to genuinely believe at times that ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' is a pompous, controlling alien who only wants the worship and slavish devotion of everyone on the planet.

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** Some interpretations of TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker have him projecting his own nihilism on the entire human race.
* Similarly, Lex Luthor seems to genuinely believe at times that ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' Franchise/{{Superman}} is a pompous, controlling alien who only wants the worship and slavish devotion of everyone on the planet.
8th Jan '16 11:00:54 AM Willbyr
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* In ''LuckyStar'', Konata assumes a large foreigner is a violent kidnapper.

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* In ''LuckyStar'', ''Manga/LuckyStar'', Konata assumes a large foreigner is a violent kidnapper.



* ''{{Kannagi}}'' has several moments like this where the main character, Kannagi, will often berate Jin for not being her stereotypical vision of a loyal vassal who doesn't think for himself, just as the goddess expects of him. This often leads to powerful arguments between the two.

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* ''{{Kannagi}}'' ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'' has several moments like this where the main character, Kannagi, will often berate Jin for not being her stereotypical vision of a loyal vassal who doesn't think for himself, just as the goddess expects of him. This often leads to powerful arguments between the two.



* In ''{{Kurohime}}'', the main character Zero has fallen in love with a powerful witch that saved him as a child, but as he grows older everyone tells him that the woman he fell for was an evil $^#%@, the problem is Zero refuses to listen. When Zero finally does meet Kurohime, she turns out to be a selfish brat who thinks men are toys and will use men to get whatever she wants and take over the world, going so far as even branding men with the kanji for "Dog" on their back. [[spoiler: About a third of the way in the manga, though, she gets a lot better and actually falls for Zero]].

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* In ''{{Kurohime}}'', ''Manga/{{Kurohime}}'', the main character Zero has fallen in love with a powerful witch that saved him as a child, but as he grows older everyone tells him that the woman he fell for was an evil $^#%@, the problem is Zero refuses to listen. When Zero finally does meet Kurohime, she turns out to be a selfish brat who thinks men are toys and will use men to get whatever she wants and take over the world, going so far as even branding men with the kanji for "Dog" on their back. [[spoiler: About a third of the way in the manga, though, she gets a lot better and actually falls for Zero]].
7th Sep '15 11:30:38 AM AdamC
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* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', Stabler admitted at the end that he failed to realize that a young woman was the killer because he saw her as a victim, not a person.

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* In one episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', Stabler admitted at the end that he failed to realize that a young woman was the killer because he saw her as a victim, not a person. In another he failed to recognize a husband going through a divorce was escalating and about to become violent because he was also going through a divorce at the time and wouldn't do that himself. SVU does this quite a bit due to their tendency to pull ItsPersonal cases more or less every week.
7th Sep '15 11:21:54 AM AdamC
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* [[PsychoPsychologist Hugo Strange]] believes that Franchise/{{Batman}} is living out a power fantasy since he's projecting his own lust for power on the hero. [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman The Black Glove]] make a similar mistake, believing that Bruce is just playing a twisted game like they are. Both of them believe they know Batman better than he knows himself and both are off the mark. Some interpretations of TheJoker have him projecting his own nihilism on the entire human race.

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* Comes up quite a bit in Franchise/{{Batman}}; a lot of villains have trouble figuring out his identity because they all project parts of themselves onto him.
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[[PsychoPsychologist Hugo Strange]] believes that Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman is living out a power fantasy since he's projecting his own lust for power on the hero. hero.
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[[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman The Black Glove]] make a similar mistake, believing that Bruce is just playing a twisted game like they are. Both of them believe they know Batman better than he knows himself and both are off the mark. mark.
** Zig-zagged with The Riddler, who will at times make perfectly reasonable (if still wrong) conclusions about Batman's identity (Batman's vast array of skills means he was formerly a soldier or special-operative) but also makes assumptions without any logical basis since he keeps projecting himself on him (Batman funds his crime-fighting by stealing money from the criminals he captures, which he also uses to bribe the GCPD).
** Hush actually ''does'' know Batman's backstory and identity, but has trouble with understanding the impact it had on him. Since Tommy Elliot was a sociopath raised in an abusive household he utterly loathed the fact that Bruce Wayne got lucky by having his parents die from a mugger. In his mind, Bruce was then happily able to use his wealth and fortune to play ridiculous power fantasies free from parental control.
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Some interpretations of TheJoker have him projecting his own nihilism on the entire human race.race.
* Similarly, Lex Luthor seems to genuinely believe at times that ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' is a pompous, controlling alien who only wants the worship and slavish devotion of everyone on the planet.
31st Aug '15 11:09:16 PM jormis29
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--->''''Sousuke:''' The only difference between him and me, is what is being enjoyed and what is not being enjoyed.

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--->''''Sousuke:''' --->'''Sousuke:''' The only difference between him and me, is what is being enjoyed and what is not being enjoyed.
31st Aug '15 5:00:38 PM azul120
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** Although we learn that the bratty Kurohime [[spoiler: is only a part of the original one (a part without love and compassion at that) and any evil she did before the split [[WellIntentionedExtremist wasn't out of malice ]][[RageAgainstTheHeavens (well, not against humans)]]]]

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** Although we learn that the bratty Kurohime [[spoiler: is only a part of the original one (a part without love and compassion at that) and any evil she did before the split [[WellIntentionedExtremist wasn't out of malice ]][[RageAgainstTheHeavens malice]][[RageAgainstTheHeavens (well, not against humans)]]]]
humans)]].]]



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* In ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', the love interest Cecily imagines her guardian's rogue brother (not really his brother at all, but simply a friend masquerading as his brother, [[spoiler: who does not realize that [[LukeIAmYourFather he is, in fact, his brother]]]]) as a bad boy from the stories she is told. When they actually meet, she says that she is already in love with him, and says yes to his marriage proposal that came during their introductory conversation.

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* In ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', the love interest Cecily imagines her guardian's rogue brother (not really his brother at all, but simply a friend masquerading as his brother, [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who does not realize that [[LukeIAmYourFather he is, in fact, his brother]]]]) as a bad boy from the stories she is told. When they actually meet, she says that she is already in love with him, and says yes to his marriage proposal that came during their introductory conversation. \n



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* ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}''

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* ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}''''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'':






24th Jun '15 9:23:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''KirbyOfTheStars'' has Fumu assume when this legendary Star Warrior Kirby steps out from his containment pod that it will be a tall prince with a slender demeanor and sword, only for it to reveal it is actually a pink puffball that can't even speak. This literally shatters her mental image.

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* ''KirbyOfTheStars'' ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' has Fumu assume when this legendary Star Warrior Kirby steps out from his containment pod that it will be a tall prince with a slender demeanor and sword, only for it to reveal it is actually a pink puffball that can't even speak. This literally shatters her mental image.
28th Feb '15 6:41:07 AM Phediuk
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Related to InLoveWithLove, LovingAShadow, and ReplacementGoldfish. When a writer uses this unintentionally to [[ShowDontTell describe their characters]], it becomes an InformedAbility instead.

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Subtrope of PsychologicalProjection. Related to InLoveWithLove, LovingAShadow, and ReplacementGoldfish. When a writer uses this unintentionally to [[ShowDontTell describe their characters]], it becomes an InformedAbility instead.
12th Sep '14 3:27:41 PM Terrie
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* Studies have shown that sexual predators believe that '''everyone''' (at least, every man) is a sexual predator, some just hide it better.
* The "I'm saying what you're all thinking" excuse for offensive remarks is predicated on the notion that everyone is as much of a bigot as the person making the remarks.

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26th Apr '14 6:07:40 PM Vermilion
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** About a half way through the manga we learn that the bratty Kurohime [[spoiler: is only a part of the original one (a part without love and compassion at that) and any evil she did before the split [[WellIntentionedExtremist wasn't out of malice ]][[RageAgainstTheHeavens (well, not against humans)]]]]

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** About a half way through the manga Although we learn that the bratty Kurohime [[spoiler: is only a part of the original one (a part without love and compassion at that) and any evil she did before the split [[WellIntentionedExtremist wasn't out of malice ]][[RageAgainstTheHeavens (well, not against humans)]]]]
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