Basic Trope: A superhero or similarly heroic character is subject to hatred, distrust, fear and resentment from the public at large despite performing largely altruistic actions.
Straight: Despite apprehending criminals, rescuing people in need and diffusing potential threats to the safety of the city, Amazing Girl is largely subject to ridicule and distrust from the general public, and numerous public voices call for her arrest or confinement.
Despite saving the entire planet from complete annihilation several times over, Amazing Girl is routinely hunted by mobs of angry citizens and government death squads intent on nothing less than her complete extermination.
Downplayed: Amazing Girl is only distrusted by a large section of the public, who don't like her political opinions; everyone else is willing to judge her by her heroic actions.
Amazing Girl's genuinely altruistic, noble and heroic actions provoke inferiority in the minds of the public, who feel they can't measure up to her example. This inferiority expresses itself as jealousy and resentment.
Prior to becoming a superhero, Amazing Girl was responsible for a major catastrophe resulting in the loss of many lives and the destruction of a large area, which she is attempting to redeem herself for.
Amazing Girl's methods of performing her altruistic actions are themselves questionable and/or illegal.
While Amazing Girl's motives are truly altruistic, she is also a very Smug Super that constantly belittles the citizens on how useless and helpless they are. Essentially a super hero's version of a White Man's Burden.
Enforced: "It's boring to have a superhero who everyone likes! We need to have loads of people hate our superhero to avoid this!"
Lampshaded: "No matter what I do, it seems like I can never please these people."
Invoked: Amazing Girl is shy and would feel undeserving of any admiration the population might shower upon her, so she makes herself appear flawed and unlikeable despite all the good she does, earning herself many enemies.
Dr. Evilton uses the public's distrust of Amazing Girl as the start of an attack on her self-esteem.
Alternatively, the public were Entitled Bastards making sure that Amazing Girl gets stressed out on earning their respect.
Defied: "Seriously, let's give Amazing Girl a chance before we all start whaling on her."
Discussed: "All right, it's time for me to start fighting crime!" "I hope people don't start hating you for it, like those ungrateful bastards in that comic book I read!"
Conversed: "I'm constantly amazed that Amazing Girl doesn't just give up on those hopeless ingrates."
The lack of respect and suspicion she receives disillusions Amazing Girl, who retires in bitterness. Later, when a major catastrophe hits the city, there's no one around to save the day, and Amazing Girl sees no reason to lift a finger to help the ingrates who previously rejected her so snidely.
See Exploited 2. This time, Amazing Girl gives up trying to tolerate the public's ungratefulness and leaves the town for good.
But she does anyway, because she's a hero and that's what heroes do. Albeit in a Knight in Sour Armor way.
Played For Laughs: Amazing Girl saves the town from bandits; the townspeople "thanked her" by beating her to a pulp as the bandits watch with disgust, with one of them commenting "And I thought we're the bad guys."