Basic Trope: A not-so-great person is, through the lens of history, remembered as a hero.
Straight: Bob Editor was the charlatan and womanizer who was politically opposed to the views of Alice Troper. When ''Alice and Bob: The Motion Picture" comes out, he's painted as a valiant, heroic figure who can do no wrong.
Exaggerated: Bob was a terrible, terrible person and regularly kicked puppies for amusement. However, the movie still paints him as a saintly figure.
Downplayed: In an attempt to be more historically accurate, the remake of the movie shows some of Bob's less moral actions but leaves out his worse excesses so that he's still a sympathetic character.
Justified: A major plot point in the movie was that history as we know it today is inaccurate, and Bob Editor, someone who we know today as a villain, was actually a hero that got defamed by his enemies after his death.
Subverted: The movie seems like it's going to realistically portray Bob as the bad person he is...
Double Subverted: ...instead, that characterization is given to Bob's best friend (who didn't exist in real life).
Parodied: Two townsfolk in the movie are talking about Bob. One of them rattles of a list of real-life atrocities that Bob committed. The other handwaves it away.
Bob starts out doing his best to bring justice to the land. But there's a conspiracy of nobles attempting to remove him from the throne, and he has to...take certain measures. Later he feels really bad about it and tries to make amends.