'''Basic Trope''': Everyone thinks he's evil... But he's not.
* '''Straight''': Everyone makes up rumors that Bob, a local loner, is an unsavory character. When Alice gets to know him, he turns out to be anything but.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is on several watchlists and can't step outside for fear of inciting nationwide riots. He turns out to be one of the nicest people - if not ''the'' nicest person - in existence.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob is suspected of the crime of the week, but when Alice goes to investigate, he's very nice to her and she finds out he didn't do it.
* '''Justified''': Bob can't control what other people say about him, plus, he figures that anyone who would take the time to get to know him would be a worthwhile friend.
* '''Inverted''': VillainWithGoodPublicity, BitchInSheepsClothing
* '''Subverted''':
** It turns out the rumors were true. Bob is a serial killer with a penchant for killing whoever comes to his door.
** Bob isn't a serial killer, but he is a [[{{Jerkass}} genuinely grumpy antisocial person]] who doesn't want friends and wants everyone to just leave him alone.
* '''Double Subverted''': But ''he'' knows it too, as well as anyone, so that's why he chooses to be alone, to protect others from himself.
* '''Parodied''': It becomes obvious that Bob isn't hated by the community; he deliberately isolates himself to cultivate a "cool loner" image.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': He keeps to himself because he is NotGoodWithPeople; not because he's a freak.
* '''Enforced''': "Let's teach the kiddies the ever-popular 'don't judge a book by its cover' lesson."
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': "I say, I dun like that Bob feller. Son, you best not go near him, lest he eat your face off."
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': After the rumors that Bob is a freak get spread enough, they start to get ingrained in the society's consciousness. As a result, Bob is unable to be treated as anything but a freakish monster.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Bob likes it (or at the very least doesn't mind it) that way.
** [[WiseBeyondTheirYears A few]] rise above society's prejudice and [[YouAreNotAlone befriend Bob]], becoming the only good friends he needs no matter how society views him.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???