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->''"Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue."''
-->-- '''Creator/LaRochefoucauld'''
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People -- particularly those with authority, be it moral or political -- are expected to act in a manner in accordance with the ideals they espouse. [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness That is to say]], they should practice what they preach.

Those who don't are hypocrites. The dichotomy here is that they may fervently and honestly believe what they say is right and good... they just don't have the moral strength or willpower to consistently live up to their own high standards. (Unless, of course, they're [[StrawHypocrite outright liars]] with no intention of living up to said standards.) They might believe that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans and that [[NoPlaceForMeThere they aren't worthy of it]] -- or that only they can be entrusted to use those means because they're so enlightened (ie. better than everyone else). Maybe they're [[BelievingTheirOwnLies deeply in denial]], and justify their hypocrisy as either necessary or dismiss it with a simple, "That's different." In other cases, they might find the lure of ForbiddenFruit impossible to resist. The more self-aware among them may occasionally acknowledge (and/or attempt to justify) their situation with a HypocrisyNod.

Frequently, they will be found out. Be it an EngineeredPublicConfession or through investigation. TheHero may have the choice of either exposing them as a fraud and discrediting them before their followers, or keeping their secret and blackmailing them into cleaning up their act or helping in another matter. How this turns out depends on how sympathetic or "{{Jerkass}}-ic" they are, and how humanizing their "vice" is (a diet guru eating donuts is probably ok, an eco-businessman clear-cutting forests probably isn't, a [[MoralGuardians moral crusader]] molesting children [[MoralEventHorizon definitely isn't]]). If a villain finds a friend of the hero's FatalFlaw this way (or worse, the hero's own), they might use FlawExploitation to torment and control them.

If found out and/or exposed, the hypocrite will have the chance to mend their ways and do a HeelFaceTurn in one of two forms: either loosen their standards (and cut everyone else the same slack they give themselves), or tighten their belt (and actually live up to their espoused ideals). Failure to do either is usually enough for either a [[HeroicBSOD mental breakdown]] or a full on FaceHeelTurn as they [[StrawHypocrite reject their morality and embrace their vice]].

Alternatively, because they are feigning what they claim to be, they may find they are BecomingTheMask.

Heroes are often accused of hypocrisy by villains who want to believe they're NotSoDifferent and brag AtLeastIAdmitIt. Heroes who actually ''are'' hypocrites tend to hear "WhatTheHellHero" quite a lot. ([[DesignatedHero Unless they don't.]]) Hypocrites, be they heroes or villains, often find themselves [[HateSink to be hated]] [[TheScrappy by the audience]] even more than the main ObviouslyEvil CardCarryingVillain, chiefly because they ''lied'' about their convictions, while [[VillainsNeverLie those evil villains come off]] [[AtLeastIAdmitIt pretty honest in what they do]]. This is usually because of the HolierThanThou implications that someone who publicly preaches about good things is signaling to other people that they are a good person (or are at least better than some others), and people feel cheated when that does not end up being the case. Remember also, however, that the HypocriteHasAPoint; just because someone is being hypocritical does not also mean that they are wrong.

!!Notable {{Sub Trope}}s include:
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: A group of people who won't act maliciously towards each other, but will be malicious towards everyone else.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Characters who deal with the strange and bizarre on a regular basis are skeptical when they run into something strange and bizarre.
* BigotryException: Someone who feels prejudiced against a whole group of people just arbitrarily decide that ''one'' of them is actually decent.
** SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: Claiming to have friends from a certain group, and then make offensive comments about their group when they're not around.
* BoomerangBigot: Someone feels hatred or contempt for a group of people that they belong to.
** ArmouredClosetGay: A gay person who hates homosexuality.
** FemaleMisogynist: A woman who dislikes women.
** MisanthropeSupreme: A human who hates the human species.
** InternalizedCategorism
** YouAreWhatYouHate
*** YouHateWhatYouAre
* BrokenAesop: When a story itself doesn't mesh with the ideals it promotes.
* ComplainingAboutComplaining: A character complains about another character complaining.
* DisobeyThisMessage: "pushing individualism" [[HeWhoFightsMonsters by forming]] [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized yet another collectivist group]]
* DoubleStandard: For when one person or group would get a free pass of something that another person or group would be completely ridiculed for doing (and vice versa).
* {{Doublethink}}: Believing in two mutually exclusive ideas at the same time.
* FavouritismFlipFlop: Changing your opinion of an idea depending on who proposed it (e.g. hating a suggestion by the intern but loving it when hearing it from the boss).
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: In cases where a character becoming more like those he fights against claims he still has the moral high ground. See also KnightTemplar.
* HidingBehindReligion: When a character uses faith to mask hypocrisy.
* TheHorseshoeEffect: The extremists on one side aren't that different from the extremists on the other side.
* HypocrisyNod: Acknowledging one's own hypocrisy.
* HypocriticalFandom: When fans call out the flaws of a rival franchise, and yet completely miss that their favorite franchise is guilty of many of the same shortcomings.
* HypocriteHasAPoint: Someone manages to provide valid points on a subject in spite of his/her hypocrisy.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Protecting someone from abuse because only ''you'' have the right to abuse them.
* HypocriticalHumor: Hypocrisy being played for laughs.
** HypocriticalSinging: Hypocrisy in singing.
** ImmediateSelfContradiction: Saying something, then saying or doing something clearly contradictory to it.
** IResembleThatRemark: Demonstrating hypocrisy as you deny it.
** SuchAPhony: You talk smack about someone you don't like behind their back, but act nice when they're around
* KnightTemplar: A person who firmly believes his/her own cause to be just and righteous, even when it isn't.
* MajoredInWesternHypocrisy: A foreigner who claims to hate Western culture, but privately gains or has gained great benefits or enjoyment from some parts of it.
* MoralDissonance: A KarmaHoudini who is portrayed as a hero.
* MoralMyopia: When you do bad things to someone, it's justified. When they do the same to you, it's an atrocity.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Fighting for and supporting one's country while disliking its actions.
* NotSoDifferent: A character isn't that different from their enemy.
* NoTrueScotsman: One makes a general statement, someone calls that person out on it with a counterexample, then that person [[MovingTheGoalposts redefines their original statement]] such that, by definition, the counterexample no longer counts.
* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: A person claims that their extreme actions are in the service of righting wrongs, when in reality they're just doing it for completely self-serving reasons.
* ParentalHypocrisy: When parents chastise their children for doing the same things that they themselves did at their age.
* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: A country's leaders pretend they're not running a dictatorship.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Whatever the protagonist does is morally justified and/or anything that harms the protagonist is morally wrong.
* PsychologicalProjection: Most (though not all) cases of this trope are a character denying having a problem, and accusing others of having the problem instead.
** ArmouredClosetGay: A closeted gay person who acts homophobic in public.
** NeverMyFault: A person who blames things on other people... who for added effect may be among the afflicted.
** SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: A character who thinks SexIsEvil and who believes that anyone he sexually desires is to blame for having seduced him.
** TautologicalTemplar: Somebody who believes that they are good, and that makes everything they do good by default.
** YouAreWhatYouHate: People hating others for the same traits they themselves have or what they would eventually have.
* RevengeMyopia: A person taking revenge for something that he/she or peers started.
* SelectiveEnforcement: Law enforcement will ignore someone doing something major but will punish someone doing something minor.
* SelectiveObliviousness: When a character refuses to comprehend a particular fact that could harm their hypocritical filter, if that is the reason.
* StartXToStopX: To fulfill some goal, the character does its exact opposite.
* StrawHypocrite: A villain who does not believe his/her cause but instead uses it to advance his/her EvilPlan.
* ThinkOfTheChildren: A character who selfishly blames media for being a poor parent rather than their own mistakes.
* TwoFacedAside: When a character says one thing to Person A but then immediately expresses the opposite sentiment to Person B in an aside.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A character that has idealistic goals, yet uses cynical methods to achieve it, which would normally be against that mindset.

'''Hypocrite is NOT a YMMV trope. Please don't add it to YMMV pages. A character is a Hypocrite in-universe or isn't one at all.'''

The word "{{Hypocrisy}}" redirects to this page. For the Swedish MelodicDeathMetal band, see Music/{{Hypocrisy}}.

* Hypocrite/AnimeAndManga
* Hypocrite/{{Film}}
* Hypocrite/{{Literature}}
* Hypocrite/LiveActionTV
* Hypocrite/VideoGames
* Hypocrite/WesternAnimation


* The Viscount (later Earl) from ''Art/MarriageALaMode'' carries on numerous affairs before and during his marriage, but when he finds out his wife is also having an affair with Silvertongue, he flies into a rage and challenges the man to a duel (which he loses).

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''
** In ''Heart of Hush'', Hush mocks Batman's crime-fighting career as a sign of his inability to move on from his past. This is pretty rich considering that his own vendetta against Bruce stems from a grudge he's held since childhood for something that wasn't even Bruce's fault.
** In the final issue of ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman: Incorporated]]'', Talia al'Ghul sneers that Batman is a "pompous, posturing bastard". Though it's a fair criticism, ''no one'' from the House of al'Ghul -- Talia included -- has much room to be criticising others on ''any'' of those counts.
** Hypocrisy and MoralMyopia are two of the more common traits of Batman's RoguesGallery in general.
* Minor example: In a ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' strip in November 2013, Sarge tells Cookie he should wear a helmet because they're in a combat zone, saying so while not wearing one himself.
* In ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'', Captain Cold justifies killing [[spoiler:the second Captain Boomerang]] by claiming "Rogues don't kill women and children." Trouble is the lineup at the time includes the second Mirror Master (who definitely killed Rachel Rathaway as well as the Rathaways' female housekeeper), the second Trickster (unless all the homeless people he blew up happened to be adult men), and Heat Wave (again, unless he ''somehow'' only caught adult men in his numerous acts of arson).
* Jamie Schaffer, the [[BoobsOfSteel muscle]] of the ''Chaos Campus'' cast, has enormous breasts... however, they're not natural. She puts on a facade of being deep and "real", compared to her sorority girl comrades, but she's actually ''more'' shallow and vain than them and got, quote, [[BreastExpansion "larger and larger breast implants"]] over the years to compensate for her small height. She's actually described in her bio as "[[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ripley]] with silicone implants".
* General Ross' ultimate goal - and some would say obsession - is to bring [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] to justice, believing him a dangerous threat. While this view isn't ''uncommon'', his eventual solution after years of failure is hypocrisy at its worst: He becomes the Comicbook/RedHulk, a monster who, in many ways, is just as destructive as his foe is, possibly more so.
* Hypocrisy, thy name is Comicbook/DoctorOctopus, and it is proven in ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'':
** At the start of Issue #1, Otto swears to become a hero and leave his past behind. A couple of pages later, he gets quite angry at the "unmitigated gall" of a bunch of C-List villains using the name of "his" old group, the Sinister Six.
** Otto constantly brags how he's a Superior ComicBook/SpiderMan to Peter. He's also the guy who called the X-Men arrogant for using ''superior'' in ''homo superior''.
** Throughout the ''Ends Of The Earth'', Otto bemoans the fact that he's been effectively crippled by Spider-Man, even though this was because he'd been breaking the law and running into Spidey so many times instead of receiving a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown like he claimed. What does he do when he becomes Spider-Man? Deliver excessive beatings to ''all'' criminals.
** One of his major arguments against Peter is that he's too selfish to be Spider-Man. This from an egomaniac whose ultimate goal during ''Ends Of the Earth'' was [[AttentionWhore to get attention.]]
** In ''Avenging Spider-Man'' he scoffs at [[ComicBook/AntMan Scott Lang's]] past in thievery as if he hasn't done anything as petty. In another issue, his monologue concerning the Hobgoblin is about how the villain's smugness and thoughts of being better than everyone else grates on him.
** In the "Sibling Rivalry" [[BatFamilyCrossover crossover between]] ''Superior Spider-Man Team-Up'' & ''ComicBook/ScarletSpider'', Otto complains about Kaine "stealing [his] life". Right, like ''he'' should talk.
*** And in the ''Comicbook/{{Infinity}}'' tie-in to ''Mighty Avengers'', he ''[[BerserkButton freaks the hell out]]'' when he sees Ronin (known at the time as "Spider Hero") wearing a knock-off Spider-Man costume. ''Twice'', he gets mad at someone for stealing another hero's identity, something he himself has done.
* In ''ComicBook/HolyTerror'', the Fixer despises the terrorists for their lack of concern for their own comrades and innocent lives... right before announcing his intent on killing them. In fact, a lot of his actions are just as gruesome as theirs.
* In the ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}'' storyline "Tower of Babel", this is the reason why the ComicBook/MartianManhunter refuses to expel ComicBook/{{Batman}} from the team as he had done the exact same thing in ''ComicBook/JLAYearOne'' and regretted it and he felt it would be hypocritical if he expelled Bats for something he himself had done.
* Vic Sage's Question towards Ted Kord's Blue Beetle in ''[[ComicBook/TheMultiversity Pax Americana #1]]''. Vic chastises Ted for relying too much on technology and cool gimmicks, even though Vic has no problem using technology against Ted and leaving behind calling cards with badass slogans on them.
* In ''ComicBook/SalvationRun'', Gorilla Grodd mocks Monsieur Mallah's claims that they are similar and derides him as the uplifted pet of a MadScientist. Grodd conveniently fails to mention that he was uplifted by an alien MadScientist.
* Marion Keeny in ''Scarecrow: Year One'' calls her daughter a whore for having a child out of wedlock and suggests burying the (living) baby in the backyard, but the fact that her and her daughter's surnames are the same as that of Marion's mother implies that she may not have been married either.
** Or they just kept their maiden names.
* ''[[Comicbook/Supergirl1982 A classic]]'' ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' story [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the trope. Linda Danvers -aka Kara Zor-El, the titular heroine- quarrels with her then-boyfriend Philip Decker because he is prone to unexplained absences, causing Linda to suspect he is hiding something. Later she considers she is being a hypocrite: she is prone to unexplained absences, too. And Decker never complained about them.
* Franchise/XMen:
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} can be like this at times, and it's almost become his defining character trait post-''Schism''. Examples include:
*** Despite a body count too long to list and being the X-Men's go-to-guy for doing the dirty work none of the others are willing to do (Hell, the ''entire reason'' he was recruited onto the Avengers was to be the guy who killed), he's completely against the idea of anyone else killing. It's explained that he believes that ''he'' should shoulder those burdens, and this just happens to mean he decides who gets killed and when.
*** He's suddenly against what the X-Men have done ''from their very inception'' by training younger mutants how to fight and defend themselves. Logan has almost ''always'' been a mentor to a younger female mutant since Kitty Pryde was introduced, and his school that he started ''right after'' breaking up the X-Men over this topic ''does that very thing''. It's meant to be a mark of his character development brought about by Rahne and [[ComicBook/{{X23}} Laura]] being on X-Force, but it comes across rather dickish that he demonises ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} over this despite Cyke ''being'' trained since he was a teen.
*** At one point, he throws a fit over Cyclops naming his new mutant school the New Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, believing it to be in bad taste, probably because Cyclops killed Xavier (in self-defense and while possessed, but Logan likes to ignore that). This is despite Logan having named ''his'' school the ComicBook/JeanGrey School for Higher Learning, after a Cyke's dead wife who he obsesses over ''right in front'' of Cyclops ''and'' also killed in the past (and that ''wasn't'' in self-defense, though she did come back right after). Yeah, bit late to bring up what's proper once you do that.
** In ComicBook/{{X 23}}'s solo series, Logan and Gambit, of all people, also treat Hellion like a criminal and keep him locked up in a cell at the school after he uses his powers to kill Karima (who even ''[[MercyKill begged him to kill her]]'' [[DyingAsYourself before her corrupted programming took over again]]!). Despite ''both'' of them having done far, ''far'' worse in their lives themselves and been forgiven for it. And, for that matter, while giving Laura a pass on all of the things ''she'' had done.
** During the ''Spider-Man and the X-Men'' miniseries, the majority of the X-Men are against the idea of the web-head [[ItMakesSenseInContext becoming a teacher at their school]], mostly because he isn't a mutant like them (despite the fact that they've allowed several non-mutants into their ranks over the years). Storm also cites Spider-Man's poor public image and his being wanted for arrest by the authorities. This seems pretty rich, considering the X-Men don't exactly have a spotless reputation (and were even branded as outlaws themselves for a time), and have often faced persecution from humans for being different. Spider-Man is quick to lampshade this:
-->'''Spider-Man:''' I never thought people living in a world that fears and hates them could be so [[BuffySpeak fearful and hate-y]].
** When Rachel Grey reads Spider-Man's mind and learns that he's Peter Parker, who at the time was head of Parker Industries, she immediately decides he's no better than the industrialists who built the Sentinels and the [[RestrainingBolt collars]] used to imprison mutants in her time, essentially showing the same kind of prejudice mutantkind have suffered from humans.
* ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': Don Pantuflo.
** Just to add some examples: one story features him telling Zipi and Zape off because he thought they were smoking cigarettes (they weren't), explaining how unhealthy they are. He doesn't mind that [[BrokenAesop he's almost always smoking himself]].
** Don Pantuflo often tells Zipi and Zape off because of their bad marks on school, telling them he always got A. One story, however, revealed he never achieved more than a B. Although whether this is canonical [[NegativeContinuity is questionable]], the fact is that Pantuflo is always depicted as having trouble at the time of helping Zipi and Zape with their homework.
* In ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog, this applies to Sally, Knuckles, Antoine, and Geoffrey in terms of calling Sonic immature, obnoxious, and needing to grow up.
** Sally has been a princess for an incredible amount of time and never just ascends to title of Queen. Contrary to all the obligations that goes with it nothing says she can't be a queen but lead the Freedom Fighters -- her father was king and led an army into battle. She also never steps up and challenges her father but instead chooses to whine that his choices are unfair instead of calling him out and talking to him like an adult but as his little girl.
** Knuckles often calls Sonic obnoxious and having a big ego but knuckles himself is no easier to deal with. His entire training as guardian basically made an anti social hot head who sees everyone even children as enemies and always resorts to his fist than to reason. That being said he's miles better than the rest of his family as he actually tries to help everyone.
*** On the subject of Knuckles' family: The earliest Guardian was Edmund, whose brother turned evil after an accident caused him to absorb a massive amount of Chaos Energy, named himself Enerjak after an ancient evil, and conquered his people before he was buried alive in his own fortress. Edmund wanted his people to refrain from excess technology to prevent a repeat of this, something that not all echidnas agreed with. In fact one reader has noticed that Edmund [[http://thankskenpenders.tumblr.com/post/107139581207/were-getting-the-story-of-how-a-fire-ant considered]] adopting a persona of his own to control his people. Further, despite Edmund's desires regarding excess technology, his [[http://thankskenpenders.tumblr.com/post/107145062811/in-this-flashback-we-get-to-see-where-lockes-been descendants]] managed to get the best technology the echidnas had for their use.
** Antoine calls Sonic ego centric and does not play well with others which is sometimes true but Antoine isn't any better. He himself had an ego for a time and in all honesty Sonic has earn the right to brag about himself. Considering he runs head first into battle against tyrants that put him as number 1 on their shit list and never backs down or is intimidated. Antoine can only dream to get that far.
** Geoffrey is the worst among them. He lost both his parents which made him easy to manipulate by Naugus, but here's the kicker...''SO HAS EVERYONE ELSE''. He's not the only person to lose loved ones. Sonic has had the displeasure of fighting his and other peoples' loved ones and having to break terrible news to people but he learns to move on as there are more important things to worry about. That's impressive considering that in one of his jaunts into alternate dimensions he had to kill that world's version of his own father. Another comes in as Geoffrey is honestly very insecure and has issues with envy. He never fully gets over his jealousy of Sonic's love-life with Sally and successes. This started when Sonic was teenager and he was a grown man and to this day despite being married and having a life he still has some hate towards Sonic.
*** Possibly the best example is in Endgame: Despite personally knowing about Robotnik's Auto Automatons, robots that can perfectly imitate people, he still believes that Sonic killed Sally until Dulcy confirms that Sonic's been framed, stating that dragons can sense truth. Throw in his jealousy, and Geoffrey just inexplicably seems to hate Sonic so much that all he needs is an excuse.
** Fiona Fox tells Tails that he can't count on or trust anyone when she betrays the Freedom Fighters in issue 172. Later when she returns with the Suppression Squad who later betray Scourge, she stays loyal to him, something which Sonic calls her out on after she goes off and state how she won't trust or count on anyone. Sonic's words cause her to break into tears and deny the whole thing, which he obviously does not buy. Even after Scourge goes to jail, she gets the Destructix and breaks him out, almost saying that she loves him. It's made pretty clear that Fiona can't follow her own advice.
* Gorr the God-butcher in ''Comicbook/TheMightyThor'' was a mortal who grew to hate gods since all of his world's gods were JerkassGods. He eventually swore to kill every god ever. But the only reason he was able to kill gods in the first place was a godly weapon, and he eventually became the most monstrously evil god of all in the process. Despite this, he still insists he's not a god. [[spoiler:This hypocrisy seals his fate. The dark energy construct he created with his sword's power in the image of his dead son eventually denounces his "father" as a murderous hypocrite who has become everything he hated and assists Thor in killing him.]]
* Linus becomes a hypocrite on one arc of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strips where he and Lucy's mother takes the television away because they fight over it so much. Linus tells his very upset sister to find something else to amuse herself, like read books or listen to the radio, when in truth, [[spoiler: he's sneaking over to Snoopy's house to watch TV.]]
* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Archie}}'' comic [[http://www.creators.com/comics/archie/142458.html seen here]], Jughead claims Veronica "made a big issue out of nothing" when Archie was late; then he yells at the pizza guy for being late.
* Torquemada from ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' runs an empire where he encourages genocidal [[FantasticRacism hatred]] of aliens, but he uses alien life energies to keep himself alive.
* In ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', Bishop Lilliman constantly preaches to his flock about morality, but regularly hires underage prostitutes.
* ''ComicBook/ThePunisherKillsTheMarvelUniverse'' has Frank Castle murder several members of the X-Men and the Avengers after their battle with the Skrulls and the Brood unintentionally kills his family. He ends up having his bail paid by a man named Kesselring, who is part of an organization of people indirectly harmed in superhero brawls and obsessed with getting even with the heroes who indirectly harmed them. The organization gives Frank the proposition to murder all superhumans on the planet, which Frank is all too willing to go along with because of his grief at his family's demise. He eventually murders Kesselring after tiring of his mission and calls out the rest of the organization for letting their pain run way past its course, which is definitely hypocritical for him to say since he let the loss of his family drive him to indiscriminately massacre all the superhumans on Earth.

* ''Fanfic/CommonSense'': Still bitter about her loss to Ash in the Cerulean Gym, Misty has the ''gall'' to call Ash a cheater for using flying Pokémon against her water ones. When he accepts her rematch, she immediately orders her Staryu to stay above Ash's Squirtle, not unlike what Ash did to dodge her attacks in the gym. When he calls her out on this, she calls it "[[{{Scrub}} strategy]]".
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'':
** Asuka calls Misato this in chapter 1 since Misato is lecturing her about having sex despite of her and Kaji having a healthy sex life. It misses the point since Misato is lecturing her about being underage and having unprotected sex claiming she was bored.
** In chapter 5 Misato chides Asuka about always pushing Shinji away, and Asuka accuses her of hypocrisy again, stating she does the same things with Kaji. This time, she has a point.
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'':
** [[spoiler:Kyoko]] hates her husband for cheating on her. However she slept with a married man long before meeting Asuka's father.
** Asuka declines babysitting Ryuko after threatening Shinji with dire consequences if he didn't take care of their daughter. Subverted because it was part of her plan to help Shinji become a better father.
* The [[FanFic/TheConversionBureau TCB]] [[MirrorUniverse Ponies]] of ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'' can talk one's ears off about [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters the evils of the human race]], never mind that [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide they're doing]] [[AssimilationPlot far worse]]. They also consider [[ScienceIsBad technology and human works to be evil]], yet they have used [[{{UsefulNotes/Airships}} zeppelins]] [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated and concrete for their own purposes]]. That, and as [[ShellShockedVeteran Marcus]] points out, their talk about love, friendship, and harmony is at complete odds with the MindRape and forcible transformation of an entire species into [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul perpetually]] [[StepfordSmiler smiling]] ExtremeDoormat newfoals.
** The founder of the PER, a misanthropic doctor named Jacqueline Reitman, is a hypocrite in several major ways:
*** She claims to [[MisanthropeSupreme hate humanity and human culture]], technology, and science, all the while glossing over the fact that she herself is human, uses plenty of technology herself, and is a scientist of human medicine. It is implied that she [[UsefulNotes/{{Otherkin}} rejected her humanity her whole life]].
*** She sneeringly refers to [[BigGood TCB!Lyra]] as "the Betrayer", never mind she herself is a remorseless [[TheQuisling Vidkun Quisling]] for the entire human race.
*** To top it off, she wouldn't even consider taking the potion herself, while forcing it on countless others. WordOfGod states that Queen Celestia placed a hypnotic suggestion into her mind to keep her from taking the potion, because she'd likely be [[TechnicallyLivingZombie much less useful]] as a newfoal anyway.
*** She also claims that humans and ponies can't be friends, in spite of the fact that she herself was friends with plenty of ponies (particularly the unicorn Catseye). The ghost of TCB!Lyra even points out this hypocrisy with an ArmorPiercingQuestion.
* In the opening scene of the ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/AnEndToAllThings'', Okazaki advises Furukawa to not live in the past. What was he doing shortly before he told her that? Reliving a memory.
* ''FanFic/DeathNoteEquestria'': [[VillainProtagonist Twilight]] says the Second Kira disgusts her for killing innocents, even foals (like [[spoiler: Sweetie Belle]]). This in spite of having killed plenty of innocents to protect her own hide, including a reporter not much older than [[spoiler: Sweetie Belle]].
* ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat'': Kakashi is known to preach "Those who abandon their mission are trash. Those who abandon their allies are worse than trash." and how teamwork is important. However he gets called on this by many ninja in Konoha when it's pointed out that he abandoned Naruto and Sakura's training in favor of Sasuke, who then turned traitor and then had the audacity to mope over Sasuke being imprisoned when by his own teachings Sasuke is "worse than trash".
* Lereal Belsai of ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'' thinks of himself as a devout [[CrystalDragonJesus Sufferist]], but instead of thinking the hemospectrum ranking should be removed, he wants it reversed and the coldbloods enslaved in turn, hating them to the point that he dismisses Gamzee as a spy out of hand despite the obvious marks of torture on him, and demands that a ragtag collection of ChildSoldiers try to take on the entire empire. He's been described by a reader as the Malcolm X to the Sufferer's Martin Luther King.
* In ''FanFic/JustAnUnorthodoxThief'', a ''LightNovel/FateZero''/''Franchise/LupinIII'' crossover fic, Saber condemns the Lupin III cosplayers who get plastic surgery to look more like him:
-->''Completely ignoring the life they had been given for an opportunity to be someone else? It was worse than trying to escape reality. It was obsession to an unhealthy degree.''
** She's not wrong about the cosplayers, but from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' we know that this wording describes Saber's motivation for winning the Holy Grail pretty well. She wants to use the Holy Grail to [[spoiler:erase her rule as KingArthur by choosing not to pull the sword from the stone, ignoring all the good she did as king and trying to become someone else]].
* In ''FanFic/MegaManReawakened'', the Neo Emerald Spears profess hatred of robots yet use mechs to attack.
* In ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', as [[spoiler:the Emerald Tablet, [[AIIsACrapshoot a rogue A.I.]],]] delivers a BreakingSpeech to Asuka, it claims that it only seeks to help and understand her, dismissing her relationship with Shinji as only being a source of misery, stating its belief that Shinji, as a mere human, can only ever regard her as a LustObject to use for his own ends. [[spoiler:The Tablet]] conveniently ignores the fact that [[spoiler:it itself has done nothing but inflict both physical and [[MindRape mental]] misery upon every single person it has ever encountered, especially Asuka herself, and that itself very much regards Asuka as an object that it wishes to possess for its own self-gratification (which it justifies as being more "pure" in that it desires Asuka for her mind rather than her body), as well as use her for its own ends, that of controlling Unit-02 through her.]]
* In ''FanFic/OhGodNotAgain'', Harry (affectionately) thinks this when [[spoiler: Sirius]] insists Snape should really let go of his resentment because [[spoiler: Sirius himself]] [[SarcasmMode is quite mature in those regards]].
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': In chapter 6 Shinji calls Rei a hypocrite because she said that she'd never hurt him, but she kept things from him.
* ''FanFic/ThePowersOfHarmony'': During their WizardDuel, Trixie calls Twilight a fraud who relies on ancient artifacts instead of her own talent. She says this while using the [[ArtifactOfDoom Alicorn Amulet]].
* ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors'' have too many examples to list here, but the one that best notes their tendency to fall into this is when Jerry says "Killing a Christian is a sin", and in the next paragraph, when [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Thalia Grace]] comes up to him repenting her sins, Jerry kills her, believing that she deserves to die if she's lying and if she's telling the truth, she will die a Christian death.
* ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak'': Silver finds himself [[spoiler:betraying his friends and denouncing God]] in order to survive in prison.
** HypocrisyNod: He's well aware of his hypocrisy and is disgusted with himself.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' fic ''Fanfic/QueenOfAllOni'', Ikazuki looks down on humanity and gives Tohru a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about it, but Tohru shuts down the speech by pointing out the Oni General's hypocrisy: Ikazuki was defeated by humans, and even now needs a human body to be more than a wall decoration.
* Keiran Halcyon wrote the ''Rose Potter'' series due to thinking that all the plot twists and such in [[Literature/HarryPotter the original]] were so obvious that anyone could have seen them coming. The series abruptly stopped when Deathly Hallows came out, due to the events of that book NOT being what Halcyon predicted.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic ''Unexpected Confessions'', the Mane 6 find themselves in [[AllLoveIsUnrequited a rather ridiculous chain of crushes]], with Twilight>Applejack>Rainbow Dash in the middle. At one point, Twilight calls AJ out for pining over Dash, suggesting she look for (hint hint) somepony who loves her for herself, rather than pursuing somepony for whom she would at best be a second choice or safety net- the latter, of course, ''being what Twilight is doing at that exact moment''.
* Many "Alternate Universe" ''Harry Potter'' fanfics have depicted Harry being Sorted into Slytherin instead of Gryffindor. In almost every single one of them, Harry becomes a pureblood bigot, subscribing to and even championing Slytherin House's philosophy condemning Muggles and Muggle-born wizards as inferior... despite the fact that ''Harry's own mother,'' who sacrificed her life to save Harry's, was Muggle-born.
** On the flipside of the coin, most inheritance fics have Harry inherit the Lordships of both his own father and the Blacks (and often one or more Founders, Merlin, and Hogwarts itself, among other). He will decry Ron for his [[RonTheDeathEater sudden belief in blood supremacy]] while lording his own titles and powers over everyone.
* Writers who include {{Yaoi}} in their works will often insult actual gay people, intentionally or otherwise.
* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'':
** In Act I chapter 20, Dark calls Kokoa out on this, pointing out that she's insisting that Tsukune isn't worthy of being with a vampire because he isn't as strong as Moka is, but is still insisting that Dark is worthy of being with Kokoa herself despite having lost to Inner Moka in a fight. When Kokoa proceeds to declare that it's different because Dark is a stronger fighter than Tsukune and protects those around him, Dark quickly turns her logic against her by pointing out that, even before Tsukune got vampire powers, he risked his life to protect his friends again and again before proceeding to remark that, not only is she being unfair to Tsukune, she's still chasing after Dark even though he's already chosen Mizore as his girlfriend; when Kokoa decides to actually beg Dark not to reject her, Inner Moka then calls her out over the fact that, after all of her talk about vampire pride, she AintTooProudToBeg Dark to be with her even though he's already made his choice. Kokoa realizes this, and is left almost speechless.
** In Act IV, most other members of the group [[ReformedButRejected reject]] Akua and Kahlua because they worked for Fairy Tale and nearly killed them, while forgetting that Dark himself once worked for Fairy Tale and has committed atrocities just as bad, if not worse. When Dark calls them on it, the others agree to at least give Kahlua and Akua a chance.
** For all of Fairy Tale's claims that they're looking out for monsters, they also spend quite a bit of time killing their fellow non-humans, having personally destroyed Ahakon's village and killed everyone there, and nearly doing the same to Mizore's hometown not once, but twice.
** In Act VI chapter 20, Arial criticizes Ran for chasing after Ahakon and refusing to accept him as taken when she herself is/was the same way with Dark. She also has the gall to call Kokoa out over her HairTriggerTemper when Arial's own temper is just as bad, if not worse.
** Talon Ryashen in Act VI. He seeks revenge on everyone who ever worked for Fairy Tale for turning him into a weapon, but as pointed out by others, he resummoned Jovian and Jacqueline and is using ''them'' as weapons to achieve this goal. Talon adamantly denies this, insisting that he summoned them for them to work together, and doesn't want them to be his slaves.
** Invoked in Act VI chapter 30; when Hothorne asks Moka how he can trust her story on Babylon's invasion, Moka turns it around on him by pointing out that, since his organization has a tendency to [[AggressiveCategorism automatically deem all monsters evil]], he has little room to talk to them about trust issues.
* Ryouta Hoshino of ''FanFic/DespairsLastResort'' tends to be one at times. In the early chapters, he's likely to claim that anyone could be a murderer and quickly places blame on someone else. If someone tries to suggest that he's the culprit, he insults the accuser and tries to say they did it. [[spoiler: After nearly getting falsely convicted in the second trial, this behavior is toned down. Though it still comes out at times.]]
* Sakura calls out Naruto on this in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11514654/1/Shattered Shattered]], claiming that he is quick to demonize and call people monsters over what they've done yet was willing to ignore everything that Sasuke [[spoiler: who in this she had killed]] had done all because they were teammates once. Demanding him to tell her if he was so willing to overlook all that Sasuke did, then would he have done the same if someone such as Orochimaru had been their friend.
* Played for Laughs in [[http://domiel22.deviantart.com/art/Suspects-In-Custody-217651046 this]] ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' inspired Website/DeviantArt piece where Sonya arrests Jade, Kitana, and Mileena for public indecency. (Sonya's Fanservice-ish clothes are just as revealing.)
* In ''FanFic/TheStoryToEndAllStories'', [[spoiler:the villain plans to destroy fiction due to his lack of fame but doesn't care about what happens to characters even more obscure than him.]]

[[folder: Memes]]
* The 'Social Justice Sally' meme targets hypocritical and self-righteous social justice 'activists' who just act exactly the same as the kind of bullies and bigots they claim to oppose.
* The Daily Struggle meme, which [[Catch22Dilemma posits two options that, if either one is deployed, will oust the desperately sweating operator as fulla shit.]] For example, one is marked "all whites are racist" and the other is marked "racial profiling is wrong." So either racial profiling is okay because they just racially profiled a demographic, or whites are not all racist because racial profiling is wrong.
** A similar meme has two contradicting statements side by side (ie, "foreighners are lazy" jutaxposed next to "foreighners are takin' our jobs") and a demand to "Pick one."

[[folder: Mythology]]
* Zeus from Myth/ClassicalMythology was said to despise liars, oath-breakers, and people who picked on the weak. He killed the mortal Ixion and later punished him in the afterlife for breaking the laws of hospitality and trying to sleep with Hera. Yet Zeus himself cheated on Hera regularly, sometimes with other men's wives, breaking his marriage vows and often lied to her to try and hide it. He also tended to victimize weak mortals or allows the other gods to do so when it was convenient.
* Odin from Myth/NorseMythology is sometimes viewed as one. Contrary to Norse virtues of honesty, manliness, and meeting your opponents openly in battle Odin was known to use trickery, disguises, and underhanded tactics to get what he wanted and practiced a form of magic considered womanly. [[UnreliableExpositor Loki]] once claimed Odin went so far as to give the undeserving victory in battle.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* A common trait among Heels. This includes:
** Deeming a match unfair when they themselves often resorts in cheating.
** Demanding rematches for a championship they fail to win but denying challenges from others including the former champion.
** Calling someone a coward when they themselves would be the first to run away when they are in a disadvantage.
* During Wrestling/MickFoley's tenure in Wrestling/{{ECW}} he made a Heel turn over the extremity of the wresting in ECW, and during that time he had some of the most brutal matches in his career. Foley then realized what he was doing so he went to the other extreme, purposely having boring matches which were fought mostly with headlocks and other holds.
* Wrestling/CMPunk admonished his girlfriend [[Wrestling/DaffneyUnger Lucy]] for breaking Wrestling/RingOfHonor's {{code| of honor}}, even though she attacked Wrestling/{{Raven}}, whose feud with Punk started because of Punk refusing to follow that very same code when it came to Raven. Punk would also break the code when pursuing revenge against Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels for attacking Lucy.
* Christopher Daniels himself would accuse [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree]] of having no honor, which in itself was hypocritical because Daniels's mission in Ring Of Honor was to put an end to the code but furthermore, her "Dishonorable" action was to try and stop Simply Luscious from giving him an unfair advantage over the wrestlers she managed, Wrestling/AJStyles and Amazing Red. Finally, he challenged Laree to prove him wrong by confronting Luscious face to face then laid out Laree from behind.
* During Wrestling/{{Melina}}'s time in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, she went on a campaign to defeat every woman on the Raw roster who had posed for Playboy, and badmouthed anyone who posed for the magazine anytime the subject was brought up. So Wrestling/AshleyMassaro spread a rumor about the magazine wanting her to pose for them to get her and cohort Wrestling/JillianHall's excited reactions on camera.
* Perhaps it is to be expected of a politician but Drew Gulak's Campaign For A Better Wrestling/{{Combat Zone| Wrestling}} is vocally against the abuse of officials, even though they slap around the same {{glass jaw referee}}s everyone else does.
* Wrestling/BethPhoenix's vote of no confidence regarding Monday Night Raw being a safe working environment despite her and Wrestling/{{Natalya| Neidhart}} being two of the reasons behind it not being a safe environment. Though the biggest hypocrite in that angle was Wrestling/WadeBarrett, since Raw had become ''safer'' since he stopped leading Wrestling/TheNexus.
* Wrestling/AJLee's claim to have "saved" the Divas division felt a little hollow considering she was general manager during the period it supposedly needed her return to wrestling to save. If she cared so much about the division she could have A) stayed in it, B) hired the necessary talent, as a GM is supposed to do and her experience outside of WWE made her qualified to do. Furthermore, her rant was nearly identical to those given by Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart, whom AJ was a target of when Beth was still in the company. AJ inadvertently helped get rid of Beth so if anything she only helped save the division from people like herself.[[note]]naturally, despite being so easy to poke holes in, all we got were accusations of AJ being "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord jealous]]" of the total divas cast[[/note]]
* Of the three members of Decade, the stance against celebrating those who leave Ring Of Honor for larger companies makes sense concerning the ever loyal BJ Whitmer and Wrestling/RoderickStrong, who gave up his job at Wrestling/{{TNA}} to keep wrestling for ROH. Wrestling/JimmyJacobs on the other tried to ''destroy'' ROH as a member of S.C.U.M.
* Allysin Kay, when explaining what disqualified one from being called a "[[ProperLady lady]]" said that ladies did not curse, despite dropping SHINE's first [[PrecisionFStrike F Bomb]](it was censored but pretty obvious).
* Wrestling/SethRollins scolds Wrestling/DeanAmbrose for cashing in his money at the Bank against him to win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion though he himself did the same in Wrestlemania XXXI.

* On Radio/TheDebaters, comedian/debator Jon Steinberg debated that debates themselves are pointless. He won.

* Parodied in Music/ArcticMonkeys' "A Certain Romance", where the singer is complaining about a bunch of violent, drunken chavs, and surmising that if anyone pointed out to them how vulgar they are they wouldn't take the blindest bit of notice. It then goes on to admit that the singer's ''own'' group of friends are also drunken, brawling louts who "might overstep the line, but you just cannot get angry in the same way".
* Music/DanielAmos:
** Hypocrisy is a major theme of the album ''Music/{{Alarma}}'', with "Hit Them" discussing it the most directly: "Words have their place / but live what you say."
* Jay-Z put "Death of Auto-Tune (D.O.A.)" on an album with several Auto-Tuned hooks. Jeez.
** The complaint was about rappers using auto-tune as a gimmick, not about auto-tune in general.
* 50 Cent called out his rival Ja Rule for doing duets when he started doing the same thing when he released his second studio album ''The Massacre''.
* The folksinger Music/PhilOchs loved to ridicule this trope from any side of the political spectrum. "Draft Dodger Rag" is about a red-blooded conservative who's all for that war in Vietnam, so long as he doesn't have to go himself, while "Love Me, I'm A Liberal," is about someone who pays lip service to every left-wing cause until it becomes dangerous, distasteful or personally uncomfortable. ("The people of old Mississippi/ should all hang their heads in shame,/I can't understand how their minds work./ What's the matter, don't they watch Les Crane?/But if you ask me to bus my children/ I hope the cops take down your name ....")
* The song "Rude" by ''Magic!'' has a bit of a hypocritical premise: the singer wants to marry the daughter of a man, but he basically wants to say screw you and marry her anyway (Why you gotta be so rude?/Don't you know i'm human too?/Why you gotta be so rude?/I'm gonna marry her anyway). In that very mindset you can say the singer is the one who's being "rude" trying to rebel against the man and steal his daughter despite his request not to.
* There is an Irish ballad called "The Foggy Dew", which points out the hypocrisy of England entering World War One "that small nations might be free" (that is, to liberate countries such as Belgium) while occupying and ruling Ireland.
* The title "Neonazi" from Music/DieTotenHosen's "Sascha … ein aufrechter Deutscher" dislikes Croats but loves ćevapčići. (Judging from context, he might just be too stupid to ponder their origin.)
* The demo for "Cabinet Battle #3" in ''Music/TheHamiltonMixtape'' centers around hypocrisy, describing the Founding Father's apathy towards slavery despite their dedication to freedom. The only one who tries to have a serious discussion about it is Hamilton, who tries to besmirch Jefferson's name by accusing him of having an affair with one of his slaves. The irony is even Hamilton is being hypocritical in this debate, [[spoiler:since he was having an affair of his own, something Jefferson knows and uses to force Hamilton to end the discussion]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has the Githyanki, one of the races who fill the role of ScaryDogmaticAliens. Their backstory is that they are the descendants of humans/humanoids enslaved by the [[BrainFood brain-sucking]] [[{{Cthulhumanoid}} illithids]], who eventually rebelled and sundered their empire. Because of this, they have an intense aversion to the concept of slavery, and are determined that they will never be slaves again. ''Ever''. They even refuse to worship gods because they consider religion as resembling slavery too much. This self-same aversion to slavery has also caused them to build their society into an oppressive, rigidly structured FantasticCasteSystem that is devoted to churning out warriors, swearing allegiance to their lich-queen so blindly that they ''willingly'' let her eat their souls to sustain her undeath, and giving them the notorious rate of raiding, slaughtering and indirectly enslaving all non-githyanki races they encounter. They are blind to their hypocrisy and will insist that what they do is different. Usually at the end of a sword.
** From the ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting, the Kender. This setting's equivalent of [[{{Hobbits}} halflings]] are defined by their very, ''very'' poor grasp of the concept of personal property. Most Kender will happily rifle through other people's pockets and bags to stave off boredom, but will get offended and upset at ''you'' if you accuse them of being thieves. Needless to say, Kender get a lot of hate both in [[TheScrappy and out]] of universe.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': the Boros Legion of Ravnica opposes Guild violence. How do they do this? With violence! Lots and lots of violence!
* The ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' Trading Card Game is a huge example of this. Players will accuse the opponent of winning simply because their deck is able to use an extremely overpowered broken card that should technically be on the Limited/Forbidden list and does get on the list later, but they themselves play a card just as overpowered and banworthy in their deck.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** The Imperium of Man preaches the sanctity and holiness of the pure human form. To this end, they ruthlessly seek mutants and people with "defects" to kill them. However, their greatest warriors, the superhuman Space Marines, are packed with so many biological and cybernetic enhancements that they barely count as human anymore. The Imperium also persecutes psykers, despite the fact that a) the Imperium would absolutely collapse without them, and b) their GodEmperor himself was one. The Space Marines get a pass since the augmentation process (a long and arduous process where a bunch of extra organs that grant superhuman abilities are shoved into the prospective Space Marine's body) doesn't actually change their genetic code so they aren't truly mutants or mutates. The extra organs themselves might suffer mutations however. The Adeptus Mechanicus get a pass as well since their function is a vital one and again, their enhancements do not actually do anything to their genetics.
** The Eldar, [[CantArgueWithElves naturally]], never miss an opportunity to deride humanity as violent, irrational, decadent fools. A cursory inspection of Eldar history, or indeed the very existence of their piratical Commorrite brethren, will validate that [[OurElvesAreBetter Our Elves Are Most Assuredly]] ''[[OurElvesAreBetter Not]]'' [[OurElvesAreBetter Better]]. Heck, at least ''we'' didn't {{Squick}} a [[EldritchAbomination Chaos God]] into existence entirely through our own bloodthirst and depravity.
** Angron prior to the Heresy often blamed the Butcher's Nails implanted in his head for his problems. One of the first things Angron did when he was given command of his legion the War Hounds whom he renamed the World Eaters (not a good sign) was to have the Nails copied and implanted into all of ''their'' heads.
** The Space Wolves are among the most [[DoesNotLikeMagic anti-psyker group]] within the Imperium, to the point they would often clash with [[TheArchmage the Thousand Sons]] pre-Horus Heresy and needed little excuse to attack and burn their homeworld of Prospero to nothing when the Heresy actually occurred under the belief they had turned traitor, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which was the last straw for the Thousand Sons' Primarch, Magnus the Red, to pledge himself and his Legion to Tzeentch to "save" them and become real traitors]]. And yet, they actually possess psykers of their own called Rune Priests. Their Primarch Leman Russ and many of them [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial maintain that they practice an ancient form of natural shamanism]] [[MagicByAnyOtherName that draws its power from their homeworld of Fenris instead of the Warp]], [[spoiler:but it turns out that while Russ might have always believed that, a good number of them ''know'' that's a complete and utter lie and are aware of their hypocrisy]].

* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': At Act II Scene IV, Cyrano [[FloweryInsults delicately accuses]] [[YourCheatingHeart Lise of cheating on her husband, Ragueneau, with a musketeer]]. She is so offended, she chokes with anger… and immediately [[DareToBeBadass dares]] [[MilesGloriosus her musketeer lover]] [[BullyingADragon to poke fun at Cyrano’s nose]].
-->''(Ragueneau goes after his friends. Cyrano follows him with his eyes, then, rather sharply):'' Ho there! Lise!
-->''(Lise, who is talking tenderly to the musketeer, starts, and comes down toward Cyrano):''
-->So this fine captain is laying siege to you?
-->'''Lise''' ''(offended):''
-->One haughty glance of my eye can conquer any man that should dare venture
-->aught 'gainst my virtue.
-->'''Cyrano:''' Pooh! Conquering eyes, methinks, are oft conquered eyes.
-->'''Lise''' (choking with anger): But—
-->'''Cyrano:''' ''(incisively):'' I like Ragueneau well, and so—mark me, Dame Lise—I permit not that he be
-->rendered a laughing-stock by any. . .
-->'''Lise''' But. . .
-->'''Cyrano:''' ''(who has raised his voice so as to be heard by the gallant):'' A word to the wise. . .
-->''(He bows to the musketeer, and goes to the doorway to watch, after looking at the clock.)''
-->'''Lise''' ''(to the musketeer, who has merely bowed in answer to Cyrano's bow):'' How now? Is this your courage?. . .Why turn you not a jest on his nose?
* In ''Rain'', the Rev. Davidson almost succeeds in saving Sadie Thompson's soul, but just then his instincts get the better of him.
* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':
** The famous quote [[Administrivia/BrevityIsWit "Brevity is the soul of wit"]] is delivered by Polonius, the biggest OldWindbag in theatre history. He seriously never shuts up.
** The whole plot of the play involves Hamlet trying to get vengeance for his father's murder. Despite how enraged he is about his father's murder, when he himself murders the totally innocent Polonius, Hamlet has the gall to ''[[MoralDissonance crack jokes about it]]''.
* ''Theatre/{{Pygmalion}}''.
-->'''Higgins''': I swear! I detest the habit. What the devil do you mean?
* In Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/MeasureForMeasure'', Angelo stands for chastity and virtue, and therefore, wants to execute Claudio for accidentally getting Juliet ([[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet no relation]]) knocked up. Angelo then proceeds to attempt the ScarpiaUltimatum on Claudio's sister, Isabella, who is a nun in training, and it also turns out that he has an ex-girlfriend somewhere. Still, he is pretty distraught to find himself unable to live up to his own ideals, and continues to apply the same rigid standard of morality and justice to his own transgression.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000428c Ah, the public service announcement]]
** [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040926c Defining predestination and relying on it.]]
%%* Possibly one of the main themes in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', considering just how many people in the story are actually massive hypocrites.
* Mary of ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'' in her InTheNameOfTheMoon speech. She goes on about promoting [[CareBearStare peace]], [[PowerOfLove love]], and [[PowerOfFriendship friendship]]. Ignore the fact that she kidnapped an innocent priestess and, at the time of the speech, her boss is ritualistically sacrificing said priestess to satisfy their [[TakeOverTheWorld World-Conquering]] EvilOverlord's GodComplex. To fully cement the hypocrisy, she gives the speech to [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits some vagabonds]] that saw said kidnapping and [[OvercomeTheirDifferences decided]] [[NeutralNoLonger not to stand]] idly by.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': [[spoiler: Sarah]] wanted to break up with [[spoiler: Elliot]], but [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1601 got upset]] after realizing the desire to break up was mutual. Later, [[spoiler: Elliot]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1605 momentarily got angry]] upon learning of [[spoiler: Sarah]] wanting to break up before realizing the hypocrisy.
* ''Webcomic/GoblinHollow'': Gothchilde complains that people are hypocritical fakers -- while claiming to be a 300-year-old vampire.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' has several examples:
** Dellyn believes that [[EnemiesEqualsGreatness how badly a person's enemies want to kill them defines them as legendary]], and he must be a legend because, in his own mind, all the goblins in the realm would like to kill him. However, he utterly refuses to accept the possibility that Thaco could be considered legendary, despite quietly admitting to himself that he "[[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou would sacrifice anything for a chance at [Thaco's] throat.]]"
** Psionic Minmax is trying to rewrite the laws of reality, because he has decided that the universe is too flawed to exist in its present state. Yet he accuses Forgath of possessing a sense of "omnipotent self-importance" when the latter complains about him murdering his friend Kin.
** "Ruby" Kin from alternate reality #80 tries to convince ''our'' Kin that she cannot trust Minmax and should come with Kin#80 and her alternate reality Kin companions instead. Kin refuses, remaining adamant that she can trust Minmax, whereupon Ruby decides to take Kin's decisions into her own hands by stealing the MementoMacGuffin of Kin and Minmax's trust and dropping it down an oblivion hole, [[RetGone erasing it from existence]].
* ''Webcomic/LivingWithInsanity'' had an arc where Alice had to deal with customers who were rude, overly demanding and blamed her for things she couldn't control. When David takes her to a cafe after work, [[http://www.livingwithinsanity.com/index/?p=362 she does this.]]
* In ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', Dillon frequently complains about his past and current boyfriends cheating on him, and takes this as an excuse to criticize other characters for their own intentions to cheat. However, he also [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/twenty-seven boasts about seducing twenty-seven straight men]] into nights of passion that made them "forget their girlfriends". Some readers took this as a gay man's figure of speech meaning "past girlfriends and heterosexuality in general" rather than implying actual infidelity, but Dillon certainly got into a CastingCouch relationship with one married man. Anyway, later, in ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', Dillon [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/28_is_lucky apparently confirmed that it was literally true]]. Ruby, in the latter strip, may have the plot function of being the first character who is sufficiently immune to Dillon's cuteness to call him on this hypocrisy. She's already had to remind him of his uncontrolled flirtatiousness when starting a supposedly serious relationship.
* In ''[[http://mortifer.smackjeeves.com Mortifer]]'', it's explained that demons get more powerful from certain emotions or lifestyles related to their power. While all of them become more powerful as they [[PowerBornOfMadness lose their grip on reality]], [[spoiler: Zebidiah]], as a shapeshifting demon, becomes more powerful the more hypocritical he is. [[spoiler: Which is why he works as a priest despite being a demon.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', The last words of a Black Dragon who was going to subject Vaarsuvius' family to a FateWorseThanDeath is to call ''V'' [[YouMonster the monster]]. V's response? "[[AtLeastIAdmitIt We are all in the Monster Manual somewhere, are we not? My entry lies between Elemental and Ethereal Filcher.]]"
** In the mother Black Dragon's defense, V had just [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon committed genocide against the dragon's entire extended family line, killing hundreds of innocent dragons, not to mention UNBORN dragons.]] And, it's later revealed that he killed numerous half-dragons and their mostly-human descendants as well.]]
** Another example is Redcloak saying that paladins are unnatural abominations due to their magical lack of fear. He refers to himself as a "100% all-natural goblin" during the BreakingSpeech. He conveniently leaves out the fact that he's wearing a magical artifact that has prolonged his natural lifespan by decades.
*** Hell, Redcloak as a character is based around hypocrisy. In order to get revenge on the racist treatment goblins have suffered since creation, he makes plots and plans built around genocide, something that by definition is racist.
* In ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'', the principal of Larisa's school gives her an earful about the dangers of drugs [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2009/05/28/0063-zero-tolerance/ while smoking]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-01-27 using Slick as a sounding board, Monique complains about being objectified and made to feel like a -- sounding board.]]
%%* Cassie of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' realizes this in [[http://thewotch.com/index.php?epDate=2008-12-09 here]]
* In ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', Vriska accuses [[spoiler: Dead Vriska]] of being a narcissistic and overly stubborn jerk who [[spoiler: got killed]] because she refused to accept that she was outmatched. She conveniently ignores the fact that she herself acts that way and only avoided the same fate as [[spoiler: Dead Vriska]] because of outside intervention. Best highlighted when she declares that she's matured as a person and is nicer, than immediately starts childishly insulting [[spoiler: Dead Vriska]] like a schoolyard bully, to the point of calling her fat.
** Vriska in general is a major example. For example, she holds long grudges and takes horribly DisproportionateRetribution on those who wrong her, but when other people do the same she gets mad and accuses them of acting immature. She viciously criticizes people and claims that she's merely being [[BrutalHonesty honest]] with them, but when other people criticize her she either ignores their accusations or takes offense.
* ''Webcomic/DepressionComix'' portrays [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Society]] as this. In one strip, she offers a hand in helping to cope with mental illness, only to {{freak out}} and brand the subject she's talking to as a [[TheSociopath psychopath]], telling them to stay as far away from her as possible.

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* ''Webvideo/{{Smosh}}'': Ian lies about his problems on a regular basis. Anthony occasionally does this. Look for the drawn-out, accusing 'no' or frustrated and accusing return.
* Karl Copenhagan of WebVideo/DemoReel is disgusted at Rebecca for potentially killing her cat, but slaughters a pig right in front of Tacoma (who upchucks) and Donnie (who is disturbingly okay with it).
* In a slightly less... kill-happy example, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick. While calling guys out for putting their dicks in their creations, she's leaning on her own SexBot.
* Rip Van Winkle in ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged'' talks and acts like a [[SoapboxSadie Social Justice Warrior]] despite ''literally'' being a member of the [[{{Ghostapo}} original]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Party]].
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic isn't exactly innocent either. He refuses to accept Ma-Ti's death, but he was ready to die ''twice'' in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' at the sword of the incompetent Jaffers.
%%* This is common behavior for customers featured on ''Website/NotAlwaysRight''.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Pyrrha advises Jaune to stop engaging in over-the-top antics and give Weiss a simple, heartfelt, no-frills LoveConfession. Nora points out that Pyrrha, who is in love with Jaune, needs to take her own advice. Meanwhile, Nora herself is in love with Ren, but won't admit it because she's [[ImageSong not certain]] Ren returns her feelings.
** In ''Mountain Glenn'', Ironwood admits Ozpin's behaviour is troubling him and that he thinks Ozpin is hiding something. Glynda tells him he needs to learn how to trust people, especially Ozpin, who possesses experience they both lack. In the finale, it's revealed that Ironwood has secretly reported Ozpin's behaviour to the Vale and Atlas Councils. The Councils strip security responsibility for the Vale Tournament from Ozpin in favour of Ironwood, and inform Ozpin his job will be "discussed" as soon as the tournament ends. Despite his refusal to trust Ozpin, and's his [[MoralMyopia willingness]] to back-stab, Ironwood then tells Ozpin to trust him.
** In "End of the Beginning", Cinder taunts Pyrrha for thinking that she could have the power of the Fall Maiden when it wasn't rightfully hers. This is despite that she ambushed and later killed the original Fall Maiden to get said power, meaning that the power isn't rightfully Cinder's either.
** In "Family", [[CoolUncle Qrow]] gives Raven a barbed speech about her wanting "to catch up with family", even though she thoughtlessly abandoned her husband, Taiyang, and her daughter Yang without a second thought. [[spoiler: Raven even proceeds to call Qrow out for abandoning their tribe, saying "[[MoralMyopia they were (Qrow's) family]]". Qrow is disgusted by her skewed perception of the word "family".]]
* Saphir from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}''. She takes care of admissions for a {{MMORPG}} elite guild and her policy boils down to: "Don't even dare apply unless you are a jobless celibate loner with nothing besides the game going on in your life.". Her DayInTheLife from the comic version reveals that she's helping her sisters run an Internet café and has no problem casually chatting with them. ''NoobLeConseilDesTroisFactions'' went even further when explaining a period during which she stopped playing and had one of the aforementioned sisters temporarily replace her: [[spoiler:she was on maternity leave]].
* At the climax of ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' the BigBad [[spoiler: [[KnightOfCerebus Malachite]]]], after spending the series ''[[MoralEventHorizon killing]]'' [[MoralEventHorizon people for being overly reliant on technology]] (and unlike most killing on TGWTG.com shows, his actions are NOT played for laughs) and in the middle of declaring his intention to destroy all technology, is interrupted by an utterly trivial call on his iPhone. He is promptly called out on for this, and initially responds by trying to deny that an iPhone counts as technology.
** Made even more blatant, when he claims that even if the iPhone counts, "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord At least I'm not a hypocrite.]]" The Critic is so irritated that he has to hand the conversation over to Creator/JewWario.
%%* WebVideo/ZinniaJones: ...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZwaJMYbnqk Hypocrisy has its benefits]]
* On ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'', Goku starts his fight with Superman because he believes the latter is an alien out to destroy the planet. This is coming from the same guy who is friends with several aliens who were like that, and Goku himself is an alien sent to destroy Earth when he was a baby.