History PlayingWith / MeanCharacterNiceActor

5th Apr '15 11:24:17 AM ACW
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* '''Exaggerated''': Evil Elliott is a CompleteMonster, but Bob, who plays him, is so kind, and so liberal a charitable donor, it's almost scary.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Evil Elliott is a CompleteMonster, detestable villain, but Bob, who plays him, is so kind, and so liberal a charitable donor, it's almost scary.
17th Mar '14 2:03:54 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Straight''': [[CardCarryingVillain Evil Elliott]] is played by an actor that happily chats with fans and loves playing in the backyard with his kids.
* '''Exaggerated''': Evil Elliott is a CompleteMonster, but the actor that plays him is so nice it's almost scary.
* '''Downplayed''': Evil Elliott is a JerkAss, but his actor enjoys chatting with fans and spending time with his family.

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* '''Straight''': [[CardCarryingVillain Evil Elliott]] is played by Bob, an actor that who happily chats with fans and loves playing in the backyard with his kids.
* '''Exaggerated''': Evil Elliott is a CompleteMonster, but the actor that Bob, who plays him him, is so nice kind, and so liberal a charitable donor, it's almost scary.
* '''Downplayed''': Evil Elliott is a JerkAss, but his actor actor, Bob, enjoys chatting with fans and spending time with his family.



** But when that actor is with his family and/or close friends, he's very nice.

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** But when that actor Bob is with his family and/or close friends, he's very nice.



* '''Parodied''': [[CompleteMonster Evil Elliott]] rapes the LoveInterest to TheHero and [[PostRapeTaunt brags about it]], but off the set, the actor apologizes to her and buys her a nice dinner.
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** Alternatively, a StrawFan has ticked him off.
* '''Parodied''': [[CompleteMonster Evil Elliott]] rapes the LoveInterest to TheHero and [[PostRapeTaunt brags about it]], but off the set, the actor Bob apologizes to her Alice and buys her a nice dinner.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':



** Evil Elliott is played by an actor who is a complete JerkAss.
* '''Enforced''': The director wanted the betrayal of Elliot to be extra-shocking so he cast [[TypeCasting an actor who was not only typecast for pacifists]] but also an incredibly nice philanthropist.

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** Evil Elliott is played by an actor who is a complete JerkAss.
JerkAss, and may be either [[GoodIsNotNice morally upright despite his antisocial attitude]] or else just plain evil.
* '''Enforced''': The director wanted the betrayal of Elliot Elliott to be extra-shocking so he cast [[TypeCasting an actor who was not only typecast for pacifists]] but also an incredibly nice philanthropist.



* '''Invoked''': Hoping to shake his image as a jerk, Elliott's actor starts being extra-nice off the set.

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* '''Invoked''': Hoping to shake his image as a jerk, Elliott's actor Bob starts being extra-nice off the set.



* '''Defied''': In order to maintain Evil Elliott's BigBad image, the actor becomes a complete jerk.

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* '''Defied''': In order to maintain Evil Elliott's BigBad image, the actor [[BecomingTheMask becomes a complete jerk.jerk]].



* '''Implied''': Bob has just landed the role of the BigBad in Troper Pictures' latest SummerBlockbuster. Everybody at the studio beams at him as he passes by them.



* '''Reconstructed''': Evil Elliott is one of the most popular chatacters in the show (TheVillainMakesThePlot and EvilIsCool, after all), and his true nature shines through at conventions, where fans get to know and love the actor.

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* '''Reconstructed''': Evil Elliott is one of the most popular chatacters characters in the show (TheVillainMakesThePlot and EvilIsCool, after all), and his true nature shines through at conventions, where fans get to know and love the actor.actual Bob.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
26th Jan '13 8:50:28 AM VPhantom
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* '''Played Straight''': [[CardCarryingVillain Evil Elliott]] is played by an actor that happily chats with fans and loves playing in the backyard with his kids.

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* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': [[CardCarryingVillain Evil Elliott]] is played by an actor that happily chats with fans and loves playing in the backyard with his kids.



* '''Deconstructed''': Elliott's actor finds himself typecast into evil roles, and avoided by fans, who think he's really that bad in real life.
* '''Reconstructed''': Evil Elliott is one of the most popular chatacters in the show (TheVillainMakesThePlot and EvilIsCool, after all), and his true nature shines through at conventions, where fans get to know and love the actor.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes the actor in question is nice, sometimes he's mean.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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Sometimes the actor in question is nice, sometimes he's mean.



* '''Lampshaded''': "He may be a villain on the set, but when the cameras are off, he's the nicest person I've ever met!"



* '''Enforced''': The director wanted the betrayal of Elliot to be extra-shocking so he cast [[TypeCasting an actor who was not only typecast for pacifists]] but also an incredibly nice philanthropist.

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* '''Enforced''': The director wanted the betrayal of Elliot to be extra-shocking so he cast [[TypeCasting an actor who was not only typecast for pacifists]] but also an incredibly nice philanthropist. philanthropist.
* '''Lampshaded''': "He may be a villain on the set, but when the cameras are off, he's the nicest person I've ever met!"


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* '''Exploited''': ???


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* '''Deconstructed''': Elliott's actor finds himself typecast into evil roles, and avoided by fans, who think he's really that bad in real life.
* '''Reconstructed''': Evil Elliott is one of the most popular chatacters in the show (TheVillainMakesThePlot and EvilIsCool, after all), and his true nature shines through at conventions, where fans get to know and love the actor.


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29th Nov '12 7:00:32 AM lightning37
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* '''Downplayed''': Evil Elliott is a JerkAss, but his actor enjoys chatting with fans and spending time with his family.
22nd Oct '12 6:41:44 AM Scrounge
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* '''Deconstructed''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': ???

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* '''Deconstructed''': ???
Elliott's actor finds himself typecast into evil roles, and avoided by fans, who think he's really that bad in real life.
* '''Reconstructed''': ???Evil Elliott is one of the most popular chatacters in the show (TheVillainMakesThePlot and EvilIsCool, after all), and his true nature shines through at conventions, where fans get to know and love the actor.


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** The actor in question is always a good person in real life, but he takes roles ranging from TheCape to CompleteMonster.
27th Jun '12 3:30:47 AM Telcontar
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* '''Basic Trope''': The character is mean and nasty, but the actor behind that character is not.

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* '''Basic Trope''': The character is mean and nasty, but the actor behind that character is not.



* '''Subverted''': Evil Elliott is played by an actor who is not mean, but also not very sociable.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Evil Elliott is played by an actor who is not mean, but also not very sociable.



* '''Double Subverted''': But when that actor is with his family and/or close friends, he's very nice.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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But when that actor is with his family and/or close friends, he's very nice.



* '''Averted''': Evil Elliott is a cartoon character from a silent cartoon.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Evil Elliott is a cartoon character from a silent cartoon.
6th Apr '12 5:38:32 PM Arha
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* '''Parodied''': [[CompleteMonster Evil Elliott]] rapes the LoveInterest to TheHero and [[IShowedHerWhatARealManIs brags about it]], but off the set, the actor apologizes to her and buys her a nice dinner.

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* '''Parodied''': [[CompleteMonster Evil Elliott]] rapes the LoveInterest to TheHero and [[IShowedHerWhatARealManIs [[PostRapeTaunt brags about it]], but off the set, the actor apologizes to her and buys her a nice dinner.
18th Sep '11 5:14:19 PM LadyMomus
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7th Sep '11 3:13:18 PM Scrounge
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** Evil Elliott's actor ''seems'' nice enough... but when he makes a convention appearance, a vicious side to him comes out.


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** ...Because he's hamming it up for the fans, who love watching him be a bad guy.
21st May '11 7:24:18 PM tandra88
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* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???"In real life, Bob would never act like Evil Elliott. He's just too nice."
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