* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Dr. Insano]] has a good fanbase. His [[MultipleChoicePast multiple choice]] [[MysteriousPast mysterious past]] just adds more fuel to it.
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic get this too, with some of her male fanbase treating her like she's a CloserToEarth goddess and a bit of his female fanbase treating him like he's a poor love who just needs a snuggle. Even though they are generally good people and she's a BrokenBird while he has issues up the wazoo, it's been made clear that they're both fairly douchey as well.
*** The Chick's bad side (always present enough for the {{fanfic}} writers to make her a BastardGirlfriend) is coming out more with every video since "Kirk vs. Picard", in a attempt to make the difference between Nostalgia Chick and Lindsay Ellis more obvious. Doesn't stop the love, though.
** In the same vein, there's [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]. He has a [[SmallNameBigEgo big ego]], is rather self-obsessed ("It's always great to see me", he says to his girlfriend's welcome), is often oblivious to things going on around him (such as Mechakara), and his number-one priority seems to be the size of his fanbase. Worst yet, he has a selective memory about some of the less-than-heroic things he's done (watch his later segments in ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' again after his big BadassBoast). You'd think these attributes, coupled with his ''desperate'' need to save people and be thought of as heroic NiceGuy, would be apparent; according to his fans, however, he's the nicest, most heroic guy on the site.
*** This was directly addressed in the "Guns and Sorcery" story arc, in which [[spoiler: Linkara's magic stopped working because Margaret, the spirit in the Magic Gun, sensed he was turning evil (with many of the above examples cited as proof). His powers returned after he owned up to his moral shortcomings and vowed to try to be a better person.]]
*** A sort of in-universe example features Snowflame, from the New Guardians #2 and #1 reviews. In the first video, he's loved for being an extremely hammy and hilarious villain. A villain who kills people and deals in cocaine. When Linkara later reviews New Guardians #1, he has an actor portraying him on set as a lovable and overly-energetic CloudCuckoolander.
** This can happen very easily with any instance of AlterEgoActing when fans don't realize that character and actor are '''not''' meant to be one and the same; for example, while Lewis Lovhaug is a very sweet, friendly guy, Linkara is an asshole and Lewis [[WordOfGod has openly said so]] (as he pointed out, what else can you call a guy who threatened a friend with [[KillSat spaceship-based weapons]] in order to win a petty argument?).
* The [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] sometimes gets this treatment, much to some people's horror.
** There's a gag comic circulating explaining why he's not actually evil. For a start, he's only stalking you because he's trying to return that DVD he borrowed from you.
** To be fair, [[RunningJoke he probably just wants his twenty dollars]].
* In ''AVeryPotterMusical'' Draco mocks everyone (lamely), but it turns out that he's madly in love with Hermione, and he ends up teaming up with everyone at the end to kick out the Death Eaters and bring down Voldemort. It's even more extreme in the sequel, in which it's revealed that Draco just wants to be loved by his dad and become Harry Potter's best friend.
** Voldemort himself provides an even better example. A lonely {{Woobie}} who just wants companionship and actually does [[spoiler:get redeemed at the end]]. It helps that fans adore his HoYay filled ([[spoiler:and later canon]]) relationship with Quirrel, and his [[WalkingShirtlessScene many]] [[EvilIsSexy fanservice]] [[ShesGotLegs scenes]].
** Although since every character in the musicals are [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation extremely exaggerated versions of themselves, in some cases hardly like the original characters at all]], it's debatable whether or not this is actually an example.
* ''Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'' enjoys giving AdolfHitler this treatment.
* In RealLife he was responsible for the deaths of at least 10 000 people. But thanks to [[WebVideo/HitlerRants a large ammount of parody videos]], Hermann Fegelein is seen as a zany schemer who always puts AdolfHitler through some wacky antics in the bunker for the sake of some lulz.
* The ''MonstergirlEncyclopedia'' has this in spades. Many male readers reading about a setting full of [[CuteMonsterGirl hot monster girls]] [[AllWomenAreLustful that all want to have sex with men]] find the concept quite enjoyable. This is ignoring that the monstergirls will generally rape any men they see and force them into a relationship, commonly using MindControl powers or simply superior force to make them stay. The Demon Lord who is responsible for the current setup is a WellIntentionedExtremist that wants to end a ViciousCycle of humans and monsters constantly killing each other at the whims of the [[GodIsEvil Chief God]], but the only way she could think of to override the monster's instincts to kill humans was to turn them all into lustful women that could only reproduce with human men. She's also spreading [[TheCorruption demonic energy]] over the world, which transforms the landscape and and turns humans into [[HornyDevils Incubi]] if male and random monstergirls if female while also [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul brainwashing them so they aren't bothered by it]]. In addition to this, she's willing to eagerly convert/brainwash races that were fairly peaceful towards humans to begin with to strengthen her own forces. The Chief God's resistance to this presents of a risk of extinction for all races, due to fact it means new men aren't being born of the constant monstergirl/human couples, though the Demon Lord is trying to prevent this. Many readers will, however, miss the whole brainwashing deal and simply consider the Demon Lord a hero
** To be fair, there are many readers who accept the corruption of the setting and still enjoy it for sake of the monster girls, and lately the ignoring part has become somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by [[WordOfGod the creator]] of the Monstergirl Encyclopedia who encourages readers to ignore parts they may find unpleasant for the sake of enjoying the setting anyway. But then there’s another group in the setting who gets the leather pants treatment; the Order. In canon, they’re a religious organization of zealots who spread lies and propaganda about the monsters, conduct invasion after invasion against states that have formed peaceful coexistence with the monsters, would attack and kill not only monsters, but any humans who would interact or even sympathize with them. The societies they control are rather poor places to live, where [[NotSoDifferent free-thinking, free-will, and creativity are suppressed and everyone is forced into very high-social standards]] and expectations on being “proper humans” which, while the concept has some admirable traits, is ultimately very flawed and disturbing. And then there’s the whole debacle of them blindly following the [[GodIsEvil Chief God's]] orders to, whether they’re aware of it or not, to reinstate the world system back into its ViciousCycle, an equilibrium that no one benefits from. Some readers who support them, however, outright ignore those parts and simply depict the Order as paragons of absolute goodness.
* This trope is a ''massive'' BerserkButton for almost all of the sporkers at Blog/DasSporking. Many of them express confusion, during their sporkings, about why the fanfiction writers fangirl certain villains at all if they're just rewriting them in ways that don't resemble their actual selves at all.
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