'''Basic Trope''': The hero gets called out for acting like a bad guy.
* '''Straight''': TheHero attempts to [[KickTheDog Kicked A Dog]] and his teammates object.
* '''Exaggerated''': The action was so heinous, [[EvenEvilHasStandards that even the big bad]] [[HannibalHasAPoint calls him out]].
* '''Downplayed''': TheHero [[FelonyMisdemeanor steals a cookie from the cookie jar]] and gets scolded over it.
** If the Hero hadn't been called out, he would have kept sliding down the slippery slope.
** Up until now, the Hero has been a paragon of justice and humanity, so this act is surprising to his teammates, who can't help but wonder.
** To clarify: TheHero does something awful, but rather than be called out for it, someone ([[BigBad the villain]] or TheRival) says "Way to go!" which causes the Hero to regret his actions.
** Alternatively, the villain or TokenEvilTeammate [[PetTheDog Pets The Dog]], which comes so out of left field that no one can help but point it out.
** The TokenEvilTeammate scolds the hero for doing good deeds.
** [[IgnoredEpiphany The antihero feels no remorse for his misdeeds]]
** The hero has a perfectly good justification for [[ShootTheDog what he did]], and the one calling him out retracts his complaint.
* '''Double Subverted''': The hero has a justification for [[DirtyBusiness what he did]]... but after hearing it, the one calling him out ''still'' says he shouldn't have done it.
* '''Parodied''': The hero [[PokeThePoodle Pokes The Poodle]], and everyone forms an angry mob over it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The objector tends to overreact to the smallest thing; however, when the hero commits a ''truly'' horrible act, he's the only one to call him out. The hero justifies his actions with IDidWhatIHadToDo, which the objector agrees with... until pointing out [[TakeAThirdOption there was another way]]. Said option ''was'' workable, but involved massive risk and could have resulted in HeroicSacrifice; it's left unanswered whether the hero's solution was more pragmatic or not.
** TheHero does his immoral act and [[MoralDissonance no one complains]].
** TheHero commits no reprehensible acts.
* '''Enforced''': "We must create tension. Quick, call him out for doing something bad!"
* '''Lampshaded''': "Aw, man! This is gonna be one of those talks where you guys yell at me for needless property damage again, isn't it?"
* '''Invoked''': TheHero specifically selects a [[TheLancer Lancer]] who will call him out so as to prevent himself from falling freely to evil.
* '''Exploited''': ???
** The DesignatedHero surrounds himself with yes-men who will not complain about his actions.
** Alternately, TheHero, before undertaking any DirtyBusiness, talks with his team about it ''before'' going through with it.
* '''Discussed''': "Ugh, TheHero might be "good and all", but you ''know'' he's going to slip up and we are ''not'' going to let him get away with it then."
* '''Conversed''': "Finally! Someone called out the hero for being a douche."
* '''Played For Laughs''': TheHero was caught jaywalking in the street, and everyone, [[EvenEvilHasStandards and even the]] BigBad chastised him for it.
* '''Played For Drama''': TheHero got into a HeroicBSOD, and got [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone lead to a big]] GuiltComplex since [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he did something]] [[NotSoDifferent he was up against.]] Eventually leading TheHero to a DespairEventHorizon.
What's the big idea, leaving a link back to WhatTheHellHero?
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???