: Everyone thinks he's evil... But he's not.
- Straight: Everyone makes up rumors that Bob, a local loner, is an unsavory character. When Alice gets to know him, he turns out to be anything but.
- Exaggerated: Bob is on several watchlists and can't step outside for fear of inciting nationwide riots. He turns out to be one of the nicest people - if not the nicest person - in existence.
- Downplayed: Bob is suspected of the crime of the week, but when Alice goes to investigate, he's very nice to her and she finds out he didn't do it.
- Justified: Bob can't control what other people say about him, plus, he figures that anyone who would take the time to get to know him would be a worthwhile friend.
- Inverted: Villain with Good Publicity, Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Subverted: It turns out the rumors were true. Bob is a serial killer with a penchant for killing whoever comes to his door.
- Double Subverted: But he knows it too, as well as anyone, so that's why he keeps to himself.
- Parodied: It becomes obvious that Bob isn't hated by the community; he deliberately isolates himself to cultivate a "cool loner" image.
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: He keeps to himself because he is Not Good with People; not because he's a freak.
- Enforced: "Let's teach the kiddies the ever-popular 'don't judge a book by its cover' lesson."
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: "I say, I dun like that Bob feller. Son, you best not go near him, lest he eat your face off."
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Deconstructed: After the rumors that Bob is a freak get spread enough, they start to get ingrained in the society's consciousness. As a result, Bob is unable to be treated as anything but a freakish monster.
- Reconstructed: Bob likes it that way.
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