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* In ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', following her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] by the Iron Queen, NICOLE becomes a subject of fear to much of New Mobotropolis, particularly IdolSinger Mina Mongoose, who begins a series of musical protests against her. And things are made even worse when [[EvilSorcerer Ixis Naugus]] starts using Mina's music as a conduit for his magic, amplifying the public's distrust of NICOLE into [[HatePlague paranoia and hate]], in a bid to make himself a VillainWithGoodPublicity by promising to dispose of NICOLE for them. [[spoiler: And it ''works'', leading to a HeroicBSOD on NICOLE's part and a MyGodWhatHaveIDone on Mina's part.]]

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* In ''Comicbook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', following her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] by the Iron Queen, NICOLE becomes a subject of fear to much of New Mobotropolis, particularly IdolSinger Mina Mongoose, who begins a series of musical protests against her. And things are made even worse when [[EvilSorcerer Ixis Naugus]] starts using Mina's music as a conduit for his magic, amplifying the public's distrust of NICOLE into [[HatePlague paranoia and hate]], in a bid to make himself a VillainWithGoodPublicity by promising to dispose of NICOLE for them. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And it ''works'', leading to a HeroicBSOD on NICOLE's part and a MyGodWhatHaveIDone on Mina's part.]]part]].


* ''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence well before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]], giving a healthy, grandiose helping of [[ThisIsReality just how absolutely disgusting this "Fantasy World" really is]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]

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* ''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence well before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies double-whammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]], giving a healthy, grandiose helping of [[ThisIsReality just how absolutely disgusting this "Fantasy World" really is]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]

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* ''FanFic/ARabbitAmongWolves'': Jaune accidentally murders Adam at the beginning of the story. That and subsequent mishaps make everyone think he is an evil and ruthless terrorist. Jaune is forced to reform the White Fang to prove to everyone he isn't evil.


* Alex Mercer in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' is treated as a villain. And understandably so: not only is he a carrier of TheVirus who runs around Manhattan [[ImAHumanitarian eating people]], [[spoiler:he looks like and has the memories of the scientist who released TheVirus in the first place]]. Nevertheless, he's grown a conscience by the end of the game and ultimately performs a genuinely heroic and selfless act. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter That was until]] ''VideoGame/{{Prototype 2}}'' [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter came along]].

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* Alex Mercer in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' is treated as a villain. And understandably so: not only is he a carrier of TheVirus who runs around Manhattan [[ImAHumanitarian eating people]], [[spoiler:he looks like and has the memories of the scientist who released TheVirus in the first place]]. Nevertheless, he's grown a conscience by the end of the game and ultimately performs a genuinely heroic and selfless act. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter [FaceHeelTurn That was until]] ''VideoGame/{{Prototype 2}}'' [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter [[HumansAreBastards came along]].


''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence well before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]], giving a healthy, grandiose helping of [[ThisIsReality just how absolutely disgusting this "Fantasy World" really is]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]

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* ''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence well before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]], giving a healthy, grandiose helping of [[ThisIsReality just how absolutely disgusting this "Fantasy World" really is]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]


''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]], giving a healthy, grandiose helping of [[ThisIsReality just how absolutely disgusting this "Fantasy World" really is]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]

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''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence well before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]], giving a healthy, grandiose helping of [[ThisIsReality just how absolutely disgusting this "Fantasy World" really is]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]


''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]

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''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]].nonetheless]], giving a healthy, grandiose helping of [[ThisIsReality just how absolutely disgusting this "Fantasy World" really is]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]


''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]]

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''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]] Even after [[spoiler: [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Queen Mirellia]] exonerates his so-called "crimes", he still feels the pain he has suffered, for nothing can ever wash clean that internal scar he suffered, and nothing ever will.]]


''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". Until his little [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] so tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[

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''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". [[spoiler: Until his little so-called [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] so very tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away. away, with him not recieving the usual execution due to [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou him being the Shield Hero]], but he still recieves his [[DudeWheresMyRespect punishment of being branded a "criminal" nonetheless]]. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[[[HadToBeSharp be self-sufficient in order to earn the necessary coin needed to survive]] in the little [[CrapSacchirineWorld country known as Melromarc]].]]

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''Anime/TheRisingOfTheShieldHero'': Naofumi Iwatami. He started out as a [[NaiveNewcomer pretty chill guy]]... [[spoiler: until those that already scorned his existence before he even got there, with two particular (one '''[[BitchInSheepsClothing especially rotten "Bitch"]]''' in particular, though the other hates his guts as well)]] figures setting him up [[SarcasmMode so very "nicely"]] for his little "Heroic Adventure". Until his little [[RoyalBrat "helper"]] so tidily steals his belongings whilst he was napping, then double-wammies it by pushing a convenient little [[FalseRapeAccusation "He nearly raped me last night...!"]] story his away. He walks out with just his under-shirt and pants (not even a shirt and pants, more like undergarments really) on him, with no money to help sustain himself as he has to [[

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* In ''Theatre/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', the song "Good Kid" has Percy lament that he's always tried to be good, but all it has earned him is bad grades, a bad rep, no friends, and no hope.
-->'''Percy:''' I keep my head down / I keep my chin up / But it ends up all the same / "Pack your bags, Percy. You're always to blame."


* Lina from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has a pretty terrible reputation... because she tends to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill use Dragon Slave]] [[DestructiveSavior in the middle of towns.]] Plus steal. But she manages to do heroic stuff anyway!

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* Lina Inverse from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has a pretty terrible reputation... because she tends to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill use Dragon Slave]] [[DestructiveSavior in the middle of towns.]] Plus steal. But she manages to do heroic stuff anyway!



* Yusei Fudou in the first season of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Neo Dominoe residents do not take kindly to "Satellite scum" with a [[MarkOfShame criminal mark]]. They don't take kindly to Satellite people in general...

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* Yusei Fudou in the first season of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds''. Neo Dominoe Domino residents do not take kindly to "Satellite scum" with a [[MarkOfShame criminal mark]]. They don't take kindly to Satellite people in general...


* Princess Luna of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Her role as [[TheSacredDarkness Princess of the Night]] and her [[PerkyGoth love of creepy]] [[LargeHam public display]] causes most Ponies in her backstory to shun her while loving her sister, which [[GreenEyedMonster results]] in her original FaceHeelTurn. After her banishment, return (after a thousand years), defeat and redemption, many Ponies find it hard to believe in her new HeelFaceTurn. StatusQuoIsGod is [[AvertedTrope averted]]: eventually (though not before some misunderstandings), most ponies come to trust her again.

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* Princess Luna of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Her role as [[TheSacredDarkness Princess of the Night]] and her [[PerkyGoth love of creepy]] [[LargeHam public display]] causes most Ponies in her backstory to shun her while loving her sister, which [[GreenEyedMonster results]] in her original FaceHeelTurn. After her banishment, return (after a thousand years), defeat and redemption, many Ponies find it hard to believe in her new HeelFaceTurn. It certainly doesn't help that anti-Luna sentiment has reached a point where a national holiday is celebrated that claims she ''[[WouldHurtAChild eats children]]'' (really, Celestia, [[SarcasmMode thanks for letting it get that far]]). StatusQuoIsGod is [[AvertedTrope averted]]: averted]], however, as eventually (though not before some misunderstandings), most ponies come to trust her again.


* ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' starts off with this and the PR agent who volunteers to try to improve his image.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** As shown in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the Avengers are generally seen as heroes, but some nations are distrustful of them, seeing them as tools of [[{{Eagleland}} American cultural imperialism]]. More specifically, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch don't believe ComicBook/IronMan is genuinely working to atone for his arms dealer past, as they lost their parents to one of his weapons.
** While the Avengers are considered heroes to the public, there are some who look at them the other way; going as far to blame them for some of the tragedies they tried to prevent. It eventually reaches a boiling point in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' where the Avengers are forced to sign the Sokovia Accords after causing more deaths in Lagos.
** A variation in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'': unlike most portrayals of Spider-Man, this take on Peter Parker doesn't really ''have'' a reputation. When he swings around the city, people react more with a confused curiosity than anything else. Over the course of the movie, he becomes AHeroToHisHometown and takes pride in being a "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" instead of a major superhero like the Avengers.
** In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', ComicBook/AntMan's complete ''lack'' of name recognition is one of many jokes at [[ButtMonkey Scott Lang]]'s expense.
** In ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'', [[spoiler:Mysterio retaliates against Spider-Man defeating him by sending out a [[ManipulativeEditing doctored video]] of their final fight, with the intent of changing Peter Parker into one of these. How the public as a whole reacts to this remains to be seen, but [[PompousPoliticalPundit J. Jonah Jameson]] of ''[=TheDailyBugle.net=]'' believes it and eagerly begins an anti-Spider-Man campaign.]]

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* ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' starts off with this and the PR agent who volunteers to try to improve his image.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** As shown in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the Avengers are generally seen as heroes, but some nations are distrustful of them, seeing them as tools of [[{{Eagleland}} American cultural imperialism]]. More specifically, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch don't believe ComicBook/IronMan is genuinely working to atone for his arms dealer past, as they lost their parents to one of his weapons.
** While the Avengers are considered heroes to the public, there are some who look at them the other way; going as far to blame them for some of the tragedies they tried to prevent. It eventually reaches
It's a boiling plot point in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' ''Film/TheAdjustmentBureau'', where the Avengers are forced to sign hero unsuccessfully runs for the Sokovia Accords after causing more deaths in Lagos.
** A variation in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'': unlike most portrayals of Spider-Man, this take on Peter Parker doesn't really ''have'' a reputation. When he swings around the city, people react more with a confused curiosity than anything else. Over the course of the movie, he becomes AHeroToHisHometown and takes pride in being a "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" instead
United States Senate because of a major superhero college reunion prank where he exposed his bare backside has been caught on film.
* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Ford's killing of Jesse is clearly cowardly but he tried to play it off
like it's heroism. Nobody buys it and Ford is widely vilified, and later murdered by a lone gun nut seeking to avenge Jesse's death (who, to twist the Avengers.
** In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', ComicBook/AntMan's complete ''lack'' of name recognition
knife further, is one of many jokes at [[ButtMonkey Scott Lang]]'s expense.
** In ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'', [[spoiler:Mysterio retaliates against Spider-Man defeating him by sending out
buried as a [[ManipulativeEditing doctored video]] of their final fight, with the intent of changing Peter Parker into one of these. How hero, while Ford's tombstone reads "the coward who killed Jesse James"). The irony is that Jesse was actually a VillainWithGoodPublicity- while the public as at large thought he was a whole reacts LovableRogue, he was actually a violent, brooding, paranoid lunatic who had recently [[ThePurge murdered]] several members of his gang because he thought they'd betrayed him, including one that he shot from behind, just like what happens to this remains him later. In private Ford confesses that, ultimately, the real reason he killed Jesse was that he seriously believed Jesse was going to kill him, and based on the evidence he was ProperlyParanoid. To top it off, James is implied to be seen, but [[PompousPoliticalPundit J. Jonah Jameson]] of ''[=TheDailyBugle.net=]'' believes it a DeathSeeker and eagerly begins an anti-Spider-Man campaign.]]''let'' [[SuicideByCop Ford kill him]] to escape a miserable life constantly on the run from the law.



* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', several protestors, politicians, and such angrily blame Superman for the massive destruction and loss of life from his battles against General Zod and his forces in ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Batman also considers Superman a threat to the planet instead of a hero.
* In ''Film/BridgeOfSpies,'' attorney James Donovan believes that the American edicts of equality for all and Constitutional justice apply even to a Soviet spy. Since this is taking place during the height of UsefulNotes/ColdWar hysteria, this gets his family targeted.
* Andy Barclay, TheHero of the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' series, gets kicked out of multiple foster homes and eventually ends up in a military school because he is believed to be insane due to [[CassandraTruth his claims that his doll is alive and a serial killer]]. Not only that, some people even insinuate that ''he'' is responsible for the murders.



* The ''Desperado'' series of TV movies follow Duell [=McCall=], an innocent man framed for one murder who travels from place to place, upholds justice, defeats evil men and inevitably gets blamed for everything that happens in the film so his bounty just keeps getting bigger.
* In ''Film/DieHard'', John [=McClane=] tries to alert the hostages that they're standing on the roof which is rigged with explosives and tries to get them to run back downstairs so that the police can reach them. He opens fire to scare them into running down when they can't hear his verbal orders, making an [=FBI=] helicopter mistake him for a terrorist and start firing at him. [=McClane=] remarks, "I'M ON YOUR SIDE, YOU ASSHOLES!"
* Vlad Dracula in ''Film/DraculaUntold'', according to his son.
-->"My father was a great man. A hero, so they say. Sometimes the world does not need another hero. Sometimes what it needs... is a monster."



* Andy Barclay, TheHero of the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' series, gets kicked out of multiple foster homes and eventually ends up in a military school because he is believed to be insane due to [[CassandraTruth his claims that his doll is alive and a serial killer]]. Not only that, some people even insinuate that ''he'' is responsible for the murders.
* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Ford's killing of Jesse is clearly cowardly but he tried to play it off like it's heroism. Nobody buys it and Ford is widely vilified, and later murdered by a lone gun nut seeking to avenge Jesse's death (who, to twist the knife further, is buried as a hero, while Ford's tombstone reads "the coward who killed Jesse James"). The irony is that Jesse was actually a VillainWithGoodPublicity- while the public at large thought he was a LovableRogue, he was actually a violent, brooding, paranoid lunatic who had recently [[ThePurge murdered]] several members of his gang because he thought they'd betrayed him, including one that he shot from behind, just like what happens to him later. In private Ford confesses that, ultimately, the real reason he killed Jesse was that he seriously believed Jesse was going to kill him, and based on the evidence he was ProperlyParanoid. To top it off, James is implied to be a DeathSeeker and ''let'' [[SuicideByCop Ford kill him]] to escape a miserable life constantly on the run from the law.
** ''Film/IShotJesseJames'' similarly examines Robert Ford's typical depiction. While he did shoot Jesse [[InTheBack in the back]] for selfish reasons, Jesse was a vicious outlaw that just killed three men and was planning another robbery. In this film, Ford's vilification and Jesse's romanticization is portrayed as a result of {{hypocrit|e}}ical Western society, and portrays Ford as a JerkassWoobie that can't escape his reputation and the guilt of killing Jesse.
* The ''Desperado'' series of TV movies follow Duell [=McCall=], an innocent man framed for one murder who travels from place to place, upholds justice, defeats evil men and inevitably gets blamed for everything that happens in the film so his bounty just keeps getting bigger.
* The premise of ''Film/TheGreenHornet'' is this. He posed himself as a villain, but his deeds are actually heroic. Look at the Comic Book example above.
** In Film/TheGreenHornetSerials, the Hornet framed himself for murder (of a gangster) on his first outing.

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* Andy Barclay, TheHero The premise of the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' series, gets kicked out of multiple foster homes and eventually ends up in a military school because he ''Film/TheGreenHornet'' is believed to be insane due to [[CassandraTruth his claims that his doll is alive and a serial killer]]. Not only that, some people even insinuate that ''he'' is responsible for the murders.
* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Ford's killing of Jesse is clearly cowardly but he tried to play it off like it's heroism. Nobody buys it and Ford is widely vilified, and later murdered by a lone gun nut seeking to avenge Jesse's death (who, to twist the knife further, is buried
this. He posed himself as a hero, while Ford's tombstone reads "the coward who killed Jesse James"). The irony is that Jesse was villain, but his deeds are actually a VillainWithGoodPublicity- while heroic. Look at the public at large thought he was Comic Book example above. In Film/TheGreenHornetSerials, the Hornet framed himself for murder (of a LovableRogue, he was actually a violent, brooding, paranoid lunatic gangster) on his first outing.
* ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' starts off with this and the PR agent
who had recently [[ThePurge murdered]] several members of volunteers to try to improve his gang because he thought they'd betrayed him, including one that he shot from behind, just like what happens to him later. In private Ford confesses that, ultimately, the real reason he killed Jesse was that he seriously believed Jesse was going to kill him, and based on the evidence he was ProperlyParanoid. To top it off, James is implied to be a DeathSeeker and ''let'' [[SuicideByCop Ford kill him]] to escape a miserable life constantly on the run from the law.
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image.
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''Film/IShotJesseJames'' similarly examines Robert Ford's typical depiction. While he did shoot Jesse [[InTheBack in the back]] for selfish reasons, Jesse was a vicious outlaw that just killed three men and was planning another robbery. In this film, Ford's vilification and Jesse's romanticization is portrayed as a result of {{hypocrit|e}}ical Western society, and portrays Ford as a JerkassWoobie that can't escape his reputation and the guilt of killing Jesse.
* The ''Desperado'' series Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** As shown in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the Avengers are generally seen as heroes, but some nations are distrustful
of TV movies follow Duell [=McCall=], an innocent man framed them, seeing them as tools of [[{{Eagleland}} American cultural imperialism]]. More specifically, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}} and the ComicBook/ScarletWitch don't believe ComicBook/IronMan is genuinely working to atone for his arms dealer past, as they lost their parents to one murder of his weapons.
** While the Avengers are considered heroes to the public, there are some
who travels from place look at them the other way; going as far to place, upholds justice, defeats evil men blame them for some of the tragedies they tried to prevent. It eventually reaches a boiling point in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' where the Avengers are forced to sign the Sokovia Accords after causing more deaths in Lagos.
** A variation in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'': unlike most portrayals of Spider-Man, this take on Peter Parker doesn't really ''have'' a reputation. When he swings around the city, people react more with a confused curiosity than anything else. Over the course of the movie, he becomes AHeroToHisHometown
and inevitably gets blamed for everything that happens takes pride in being a "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man" instead of a major superhero like the Avengers.
** In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', ComicBook/AntMan's complete ''lack'' of name recognition is one of many jokes at [[ButtMonkey Scott Lang]]'s expense.
** In ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'', [[spoiler:Mysterio retaliates against Spider-Man defeating him by sending out a [[ManipulativeEditing doctored video]] of their final fight, with the intent of changing Peter Parker into one of these. How the public as a whole reacts to this remains to be seen, but [[PompousPoliticalPundit J. Jonah Jameson]] of ''[=TheDailyBugle.net=]'' believes it and eagerly begins an anti-Spider-Man campaign.]]
* Godzilla
in the film so ''Film/MonsterVerse'' is feared by humans for his bounty just keeps getting bigger.
* The premise of ''Film/TheGreenHornet'' is this. He posed himself
huge size and potential for destruction, and as a villain, but his deeds are because the humans don't know much to tell him apart from other monsters who actually heroic. Look at are malicious and invasive in nature such as the Comic Book example above.
[=MUTO=]s, Rodan or King Ghidorah.
** In Film/TheGreenHornetSerials, his [[Film/Godzilla2014 2014 American movie]] arrives in San Francisco to battle the Hornet framed himself for murder (of [=MUTO=]s. He carefully tries to pass through the Golden Gate Bridge without causing any human casualties, but all the humans see is a gangster) on giant monster that could crush them like ants. When Godzilla's spikes move the boats, the U.S. Navy fire upon him even though Godzilla is clearly not attacking them, causing Godzilla to lose his balance and [[MonumentalDamage crash through the bridge splitting it into two pieces]].
** In the 2019 sequel ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019'', Godzilla's efforts to stop King Ghidorah aren't seen as heroic at
first outing.by the US Military, who proceed to fire an Oxygen Destroyer into the ocean while Godzilla and Ghidorah are battling to the death tooth and nail and while Godzilla was having a homefield advantage, the Oxygen Destroyer critically plummets his health and heart rate, forcing him to retreat as while Ghidorah flies off and is free to rampage on human cities while enslaving other monsters to do the same for a HostileTerraforming of Earth to Ghidorah's own liking. This forces Serizawa and Mark Russell to undo the US Army's damage.



* It's a plot point in ''Film/TheAdjustmentBureau'', where the hero unsuccessfully runs for the United States Senate because of a college reunion prank where he exposed his bare backside has been caught on film.
* Vlad Dracula in ''Film/DraculaUntold'', according to his son.
-->"My father was a great man. A hero, so they say. Sometimes the world does not need another hero. Sometimes what it needs... is a monster."
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', several protestors, politicians, and such angrily blame Superman for the massive destruction and loss of life from his battles against General Zod and his forces in ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Batman also considers Superman a threat to the planet instead of a hero.
* In ''Film/BridgeOfSpies,'' attorney James Donovan believes that the American edicts of equality for all and Constitutional justice apply even to a Soviet spy. Since this is taking place during the height of UsefulNotes/ColdWar hysteria, this gets his family targeted.
* Much like the source material, the Film/SpiderManTrilogy features the titular hero facing a lot of flack mostly because of a smear campaign led by J. Jonah Jameson. Though by the second film the general public begins to accept him more as a hero.

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* It's a plot point in ''Film/TheAdjustmentBureau'', where Ballard gradually transforms into this over the hero unsuccessfully runs for the United States Senate because course of a college reunion prank where he exposed his bare backside has been caught on film.
* Vlad Dracula in ''Film/DraculaUntold'', according to his son.
-->"My father was a great man. A hero, so
''Film/SilverLode''. The townspeople initially side with Ballard as they say. Sometimes the world does not need another hero. Sometimes what it needs... is a monster."
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', several protestors, politicians,
know and such angrily blame Superman for the massive destruction and loss trust him, being skeptical or outright distrustful of life from his battles against General Zod outsider [=McCarty=] and his forces in ''Film/ManOfSteel''. Batman also considers Superman a threat to accusations. As further events and details seemingly corroborate [=McCarty=]'s account however, they turn on Ballard. By the planet instead of a hero.
* In ''Film/BridgeOfSpies,'' attorney James Donovan believes that the American edicts of equality for all
end, only his ex Dolly and Constitutional justice apply even to a Soviet spy. Since this is taking place during the height of UsefulNotes/ColdWar hysteria, this gets his family targeted.
fiancée Rose remain on his side.
* Much like the source material, the Film/SpiderManTrilogy ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' features the titular hero facing a lot of flack mostly because of a smear campaign led by J. Jonah Jameson. Though by the second film the general public begins to accept him more as a hero.



* In ''Film/DieHard'', John [=McClane=] tries to alert the hostages that they're standing on the roof which is rigged with explosives and tries to get them to run back downstairs so that the police can reach them. He opens fire to scare them into running down when they can't hear his verbal orders, making an [=FBI=] helicopter mistake him for a terrorist and start firing at him. [=McClane=] remarks, "I'M ON YOUR SIDE, YOU ASSHOLES!"
* Godzilla in the ''Film/MonsterVerse'' is feared by humans for his huge size and potential for destruction, and as because the humans don't know much to tell him apart from other monsters who actually are malicious and invasive in nature such as the [=MUTO=]s, Rodan or King Ghidorah.
** In his [[Film/Godzilla2014 2014 American movie]] arrives in San Francisco to battle the [=MUTO=]s. He carefully tries to pass through the Golden Gate Bridge without causing any human casualties, but all the humans see is a giant monster that could crush them like ants. When Godzilla's spikes move the boats, the U.S. Navy fire upon him even though Godzilla is clearly not attacking them, causing Godzilla to lose his balance and [[MonumentalDamage crash through the bridge splitting it into two pieces]].
** In the 2019 sequel ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019'', Godzilla's efforts to stop King Ghidorah aren't seen as heroic at first by the US Military, who proceed to fire an Oxygen Destroyer into the ocean while Godzilla and Ghidorah are battling to the death tooth and nail and while Godzilla was having a homefield advantage, the Oxygen Destroyer critically plummets his health and heart rate, forcing him to retreat as while Ghidorah flies off and is free to rampage on human cities while enslaving other monsters to do the same for a HostileTerraforming of Earth to Ghidorah's own liking. This forces Serizawa and Mark Russell to undo the US Army's damage.


* Victor Freeman from ''Manga/BlasterKnuckle'' hunts demons that revert to a human form when killed, and have often taken the forms of women and children. The first issue kicks off with him stomping into a saloon and gunning down a pretty brunette pleading for help (she was actually a demon, but...). Did I mention that this story takes place in the 1880s Deep South and that Victor is ''[[ScaryBlackMan Black]]''?

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* Victor Freeman from ''Manga/BlasterKnuckle'' hunts demons that revert to a human form when killed, and have often taken the forms of women and children. The first issue kicks off with him stomping into a saloon and gunning down a pretty brunette pleading for help (she was actually a demon, but...). Did I mention that this story takes place in the 1880s Deep South and that Victor is ''[[ScaryBlackMan Black]]''?

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