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22nd Jul '16 6:26:30 AM JulianLapostat
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** English literature is Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Creator/CharlesDickens, Creator/JRRTolkien and Creator/JKRowling, never mind the likes of Creator/ChristopherMarlowe (who inspired Shakespeare). France promotes itself in the Francophone as "the language of Creator/{{Moliere}}" while the cultural institutes of Germany and Spain are named after Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and [[Literature/DonQuixote Miguel de Cervantes]].


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** Creator/LeonardoDaVinci is often promoted as the ultimate embodiment of UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance based on the fact that he painted two of the most iconic paintings (Mona Lisa, The Last Supper) as well as his notebooks. In actual fact, he was BrilliantButLazy, forever procrastinating his commissions and only left few complete paintings at the time of his death, his so-called "inventions" and designs while certainly striking and ahead-of-its-time, were absolutely unworkable and certainly never had any influence when these inventions eventually went into production. As for RenaissanceMan Michelangelo was equally multi-talented (a poet, a sculptor, a painter) but he was more prolific in his different fields and more importantly ''completed his commissions'' as did the other artists of his generation (Giotto, Massacio, Ghirlandio, Tiziano, Donatello, Bramante) yet Leonardo is the SpotlightStealingSquad for 300 years of Italian cultural greatness.
** Gustav Eiffel was primarily a structural engineer yet he supplied his name to the [[EiffelTowerEffect Eiffel Tower]], even if the iconic design of the monument was the work of two employees for his firm, Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier, who let's face it you just heard about them on this page. Eiffel is also associated with the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty, even if the designer of the statue was the sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi. Eiffel is a genius and innovator in his field of course, but the people who created the look of his famous works end up being overshadowed by him.
22nd Jul '16 6:05:00 AM JulianLapostat
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* You also see this in the case of culture where whole periods of literature, painting, architecture and landscape are reduced to a few names and individuals who end up being way more overexposed.
** English literature is Creator/WilliamShakespeare, Creator/CharlesDickens, Creator/JRRTolkien and Creator/JKRowling, never mind the likes of Creator/ChristopherMarlowe (who inspired Shakespeare). France promotes itself in the Francophone as "the language of Creator/{{Moliere}}" while the cultural institutes of Germany and Spain are named after Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and [[Literature/DonQuixote Miguel de Cervantes]].
** In the case of UsefulNotes/{{India}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} and other nations, tourist industries and advertising promotes and identifies a particular group of monuments (Taj Mahal, Great Wall, Sensoji Temple) over others despite each nation having real diversity and several different buildings and places that are quite diverse from each other.
22nd Jul '16 4:15:40 AM JulianLapostat
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* UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy serves as the AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Reagan for the Democrats and left-leaning artists. Most democrat senators cite his presidency at the start of the 60s as a GoldenAge ("Camelot"), with even some of his posthumously revealed flaws (such as his incorrigible womanizing) lending him an image of a LovableSexManiac in internet videos and biographies, while films like Film/TheButler and Film/{{JFK}} and others will demonize his successors, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson and UsefulNotes/RichardNixon for ruining his "good work". In truth, it was JFK who, however reluctantly, committed troops into Vietnam, he was far less committed to Civil Rights than Johnson, and while many praised him for his statesmanship on the Cuban Missile Crisis, it was his incompetent handling of the Bay of Pigs invasion that led to that incident to begin with, not to mention that it was Kennedy who passed the controversial and widely criticized Cuban Embargo. His spectacular ConspicuouslyPublicAssassination and the [[WhoShotJFK debates surrounding it]] has ironically done more to preserve his memory, preventing him from facing the backlash to the initially popular UsefulNotes/VietnamWar that his successors faced as well as his slippage into increasingly ill health that he had spent a lot of effort to cover up for the public. He's become in effect a legendary figure in the age of mass media.
22nd Jul '16 3:55:27 AM JulianLapostat
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* UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte deliberately went out of his way to publicize and promote himself over and above his already considerable level of accomplishments, while posthumously his memory is elevated inside and outside France over and beyond proportion. The famous Napoleonic Code was authored by Jean-Jacques-Régis de Cambacérès, and it was more or less a codification of laws put in place by the governments of the First French Republic, with Napoleon's main contribution being the political stability he brought about to consolidate the process. His own coup to take power was essentialy an opportunistic power grab of a pre-existing plot by a group of liberals who wanted to topple the Directory government by using the military (already a common occurence for the last four years by that time), and the plot would have gone ahead with another general in place of Napoleon, who barely got out of a military disaster in Egypt to luck in on a plot that had it gone another way would have brought him to task for his misadventure in Egypt. Within France and Europe, historians and commentators commend him for being a founder of Modern Europe, even if what he really wanted to do is rise in the social ladder and become part of the nobility of Europe and put a halt to the changes he had to put in place to maintain his legitimacy as a "son of the Revolution".
21st Jul '16 5:22:48 PM Jhonny
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* Angela Merkel seems to be turning into this. Despite her "leading from behind" style (which is similar to that of her erstwhile mentor Helmut Kohl) that makes it hard to determine whether she actually ''has'' political positions, half of Europe seems to think she single-handedly does whatever happens in Greece (even though she does much less to enforce EU rules than her minister of finance Wolfgang Schäuble and those rules were written long before Merkel had any power). People to her right in Germany also seem to think every single refugee from Syria decided to come just because of her, putting her image on placards at rallies and accusing her of being some multiculturalist, race mixing evil incarnate (in the eyes of the right wing). Even when things go wrong due to policy decisions taken ages ago, some people will find a way to connect it to Merkel in her previous capacities as minister for the environment and minister for families.
21st Jul '16 5:14:48 PM Jhonny
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* UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan: Practically every modern Republican politician will cite his name as someone who inspired them in some way -- 'Reagan made me a Republican' is very much a full-swing CatchPhrase to the right wing. Nevertheless, Ronald Reagan's fans will attribute popular conservative policies to him even if he had little or nothing to do with them, and likewise, he provides convenient scapegoat excuses for unpopular policies he personally implemented. Conservative radio shows and Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} portray him a messiah for the American conservative workingman, to the point where the more unhinged among them claim he singlehandedly won the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. 'What would Ronnie do?' is constantly applied to every current issue in Washington, even if that problem is something Ronnie had absolutely zero interest in or did not exist in his time. It even extends to the nominal left wing, as this hero worship of Reagan created a bloc of conservative Democrats (known as Blue Dogs) who originated as... Democrats who voted for/supported Reagan. This even goes far enough to whitewash whatever flaws the man himself had.

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* UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan: Practically every modern Republican politician will cite his name as someone who inspired them in some way -- 'Reagan made me a Republican' is very much a full-swing CatchPhrase to the right wing. Nevertheless, Ronald Reagan's fans will attribute popular conservative policies to him even if he had little or nothing to do with them, and likewise, he provides convenient scapegoat excuses for unpopular policies he personally implemented. Conservative radio shows and Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} portray him a messiah for the American conservative workingman, to the point where the more unhinged among them claim he singlehandedly won the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. 'What would Ronnie do?' is constantly applied to every current issue in Washington, even if that problem is something Ronnie had absolutely zero interest in or did not exist in his time. It even extends to the nominal left wing, as this hero worship of Reagan created a bloc of conservative Democrats (known as Blue Dogs) who originated as... Democrats who voted for/supported Reagan. This even goes far enough to whitewash whatever flaws the man himself had. On the other hand there has been a backlash among people farther to the left that point out true or imagined flaws of Reagan making him into a boogeyman who single-handedly - and deliberately - destroyed the American Middle Class, while being corrupt, committing war crimes and being too riddled by dementia and other ills of old age to find his pants ''[[LogicBomb while he was supposedly master-minding his evil master-plan]]'' even though the good as well as the bad was not Reagan's doing alone.
21st Jul '16 4:58:31 PM Jhonny
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* Cristiano Ronaldo. To the point that in the European Championship ''Final'' 2016 he was prominently featured on the international TV stream (unlike the NFL with Football, the UEFA and FIFA don't allow TV stations to shoot their own feed instead making one pre-mixed for the world to take at face value or leave) even though he wasn't on the field for most of the game, falling victim to an early injury. Maybe France also fell victim to this trope as they lost to a team "that only consists of Cristiano Ronaldo" - without Cristiano Ronaldo.
10th Jul '16 8:30:31 PM Discar
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* Harley Quinn could be considered Deadpool's AlternateCompanyEquivalent in this regard. She's been a popular character for years, but this trope was taken UpToEleven after the launch of her ComicBook/{{New 52}} [[ComicBook/HarleyQuinn series]] and her role in the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' movie. She appears in nearly all of the VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries publicity despite her fairly minor role, is likely to turn up in almost any Batman-themed merchandise, and ended up as one of the most prominent characters in the ''WebSeries/DCSuperHeroGirls'' line ''despite not actually being a hero''. That's not even getting into her many comic book appearances, including two separate months where many books had Harley Quinn-themed variant covers (much like the Deadpool variants mentioned above).

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* Harley Quinn could be considered Deadpool's AlternateCompanyEquivalent in this regard. She's been a popular character for years, but this trope was taken UpToEleven after the launch of her ComicBook/{{New 52}} [[ComicBook/HarleyQuinn series]] and her role in the ''Film/SuicideSquad'' ''Film/SuicideSquad2016'' movie. She appears in nearly all of the VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries publicity despite her fairly minor role, is likely to turn up in almost any Batman-themed merchandise, and ended up as one of the most prominent characters in the ''WebSeries/DCSuperHeroGirls'' line ''despite not actually being a hero''. That's not even getting into her many comic book appearances, including two separate months where many books had Harley Quinn-themed variant covers (much like the Deadpool variants mentioned above).
8th Jul '16 2:12:29 PM TheBuddy26
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The Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (who is of course the {{Trope Namer|s}}) is the worst offender, hands down. So he gets his own section, which may very well be its own an example of this trope. He's been so overused that his later appearances are prone to parody and LampshadeHanging. By the end of the 1990s, Wolverine had been paired up with practically every other Marvel hero in existence, all the way down to five-year-old Katie Power of ''ComicBook/PowerPack''. Twice. Why? Well, beyond his general popularity, he has a number of traits that make him the perfect storm for this:

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The Creator/MarvelComics character ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} (who is of course the {{Trope Namer|s}}) is the worst offender, hands down. So he gets his own section, which may very well be its own in itself be an example of this trope. He's been so overused that his later appearances are prone to parody and LampshadeHanging. By the end of the 1990s, Wolverine had been paired up with practically every other Marvel hero in existence, all the way down to five-year-old Katie Power of ''ComicBook/PowerPack''. Twice. Why? Well, beyond his general popularity, he has a number of traits that make him the perfect storm for this:
6th Jul '16 7:35:53 AM dsneybuf
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' might have retconned Wolverine into a member of the HowlingCommandos. He fought alongside them in the episode "Meet ComicBook/CaptainAmerica", and later appeared with them before Cap during his stay in Niflheim. However, no one refers to Wolverine by his codename in either of those episodes, instead using his original surname, Howlett.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'':
** Season one
might have retconned Wolverine into a member of the HowlingCommandos. He fought alongside them in the episode "Meet ComicBook/CaptainAmerica", and later appeared with them before Cap during his stay in Niflheim. However, no one refers to Wolverine by his codename in either of those episodes, instead using his original surname, Howlett.
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