The Nostalgia Chick and The Nostalgia Critic get this too, with some of her male fanbase treating her like she's a Closer to Earth 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 Broken Bird 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 Bastard Girlfriend) 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 Linkara. He has a 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 Kickassia again after his big Badass Boast). You'd think these attributes, coupled with his desperate need to save people and be thought of as heroic Nice Guy, 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 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 Alter Ego Acting 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's an asshole and Lewis has openly said so (as he pointed out, what else can you call a guy who threatened a friend with spaceship-based weapons in order to win a petty argument?).
The 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.
In A Very Potter Musical 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 get redeemed at the end. It helps that fans adore his Ho Yay filled (and later canon) relationship with Quirrel, and his manyfanservicescenes.
The Monstergirl Encyclopedia has this in spades. Many male readers reading about a setting full of hot monster girlsthat all want to have sex with men find the concept quite enjoyable, ignoring that the monstergirls will generally rape any men they see and force them into a relationship, commonly using Mind Control powers or simply superior force to make them stay. The Demon Lord responsible for the current setup is a Well-Intentioned Extremist that wants to end a Vicious Cycle of humans and monsters constantly killing each other at the whims of the 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 demonic energy over the world, which transforms the landscape and and turns humans into Incubi if male and random monstergirls if female while also 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 Justified by 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 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 Chief God's orders to, whether they’re aware of it or not, to reinstate the world system back into its Vicious Cycle, 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 massiveBerserk Button for almost all of the sporkers at Das Sporking. 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.
The Notebook and Tony the Talking Clock in This Is It have an unusual case of this. In canon, they're essentially Misplaced Kindergarten Teachers who browbeat and bully the main characters into accepting their viewpoints, and their "lessons" had a tendency to conclude in bizarre and brutal gorefests (how much of a hand they had in the gorefests is iffy). Neither one really demonstrates any personality traits beyond being self-obsessed and mean. In fanon, watch as they transform into the protagonists of a Tim Burton film and become kooky, quirky Comedic Sociopaths, playing up their association with creepy things and massively playing down their general rudeness. They're also usually made into love interests, even though they've never had any kind of interaction.