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* Franchise/WonderWoman comes off as this DependingOnTheWriter. She was originally intended to be [[WomenAreWiser the most compassionate and understanding member]] of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, and for a fairly long time she lived up to it. Than ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' happened. In that story, Diana was depicted as having become more violent and bitter as a result of her struggles, taking up a sword and being much more willing to kill enemies. This was intended to just be an element of the BadFuture, but ''Kingdom Come'' ended up being [[MainstreamObscurity a lot of readers' first real impression of Wonder Woman]] and the "warrior" imagery caught on. Ever since than, writers have tried to portray both interpretations at the same time with predictably confusing and [[{{Narm}} Narmful]] results; narration praising Wonder Woman for her kind and peaceful ways will be juxtaposed with her breaking necks or stabbing bad guys.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman comes off as this DependingOnTheWriter. She was originally intended to be [[WomenAreWiser the most compassionate and understanding member]] of the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, and for a fairly long time she lived up to it. Than Then ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'' happened. In that story, Diana was depicted as having become more violent and bitter as a result of her struggles, taking up a sword and being much more willing to kill enemies. This was intended to just be an element of the BadFuture, but ''Kingdom Come'' ended up being [[MainstreamObscurity a lot of readers' first real impression of Wonder Woman]] and the "warrior" imagery caught on. Ever since than, writers have tried to portray both interpretations at the same time with predictably confusing and [[{{Narm}} Narmful]] results; narration praising Wonder Woman for her kind and peaceful ways will be juxtaposed with her breaking necks or stabbing bad guys.

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* The main character in ''Manga/GhostSweeperMikami'' sings in the ending of the anime about how, below her cold exterior, she's actually nice and kind...even though her kind moments can be counted with the fingers of one hand and her normal actions in both the manga and anime are [[IceQueen cold-hearted]], [[NominalHero illegal]], [[ComedicSociopathy incredibly cruel]], [[MrViceGuy greedy]], and [[BadBoss abusive]]. This is even worse considering the anime ended before she started undergoing some CharacterDevelopment where she actually had nicer moments.


* Hester Crane, mother of Frasier and Niles Crane, is often talked up by Frasier, Niles and Martin as a loving, remarkable woman. But what the audience is shown of her paints her in a much different light. In her appearance on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', she threatened to kill Diane Chambers behind Frasier's back and even after apologizing, Hester tried to bribe Sam Malone to take Diane back. Then on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' after she has passed away, it's revealed that she cheated on Martin in the past and it has been implied that her method of raising Frasier and Niles was ultimately damaging. Then there's Frasier's mental manifestation of Hester in "Don Juan in Hell" portraying her as clingy with her son and outright cruel to Frasier's manifestations of his main love interests (Lilith, Diane and Nanny G), implying that even Frasier knew deep down that his mother wasn't the warmest person. Though, it's possible that NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead was in play.

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* Hester Crane, mother of Frasier and Niles Crane, is often talked up by Frasier, Niles and Martin as a loving, remarkable woman. But what the audience is shown of her paints her in a much different light. In her appearance on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', she threatened to kill Diane Chambers behind Frasier's back if she didn't break up with Frasier and even after apologizing, Hester tried to bribe Sam Malone to take Diane back. Then on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' after she has passed away, it's revealed that she cheated on Martin in the past and it has been implied that her method of raising Frasier and Niles was ultimately damaging.damaging to the both of them. Then there's Frasier's mental manifestation of Hester in "Don Juan in Hell" portraying her as clingy with her son and outright cruel to Frasier's manifestations of his main love interests (Lilith, Diane and Nanny G), implying that even Frasier knew deep down that his mother wasn't the warmest person. Though, it's possible that NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead was in play.

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* Hester Crane, mother of Frasier and Niles Crane, is often talked up by Frasier, Niles and Martin as a loving, remarkable woman. But what the audience is shown of her paints her in a much different light. In her appearance on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', she threatened to kill Diane Chambers behind Frasier's back and even after apologizing, Hester tried to bribe Sam Malone to take Diane back. Then on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' after she has passed away, it's revealed that she cheated on Martin in the past and it has been implied that her method of raising Frasier and Niles was ultimately damaging. Then there's Frasier's mental manifestation of Hester in "Don Juan in Hell" portraying her as clingy with her son and outright cruel to Frasier's manifestations of his main love interests (Lilith, Diane and Nanny G), implying that even Frasier knew deep down that his mother wasn't the warmest person. Though, it's possible that NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead was in play.


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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': After the [[PlayerCharacter Chosen Undead]] slugs their way through [[EverythingTryingToKillYou the Painted World of Ariamis]], they encounter [[WomanInWhite Crossbreed Priscilla]] who insists that "This land is peaceful, its inhabitants kind."

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* Belldandy in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12422778/1/ This Time Around]]'' is played up by others as being incredibly selfless, all-loving, and generally can do no wrong. They story starts with Belldandy interfering with the multiverse to insure she marries Keiichi in every single universe, even in ones where he's already in a relationship with someone else. Both Urd and Belldandy claim she's "not taking anything away and is only adding" because she'll allow anyone Keiichi's already dating to be his second wife. Clearly, someone missed that what Belldandy's doing is the very definition of selfish: she refuses to ever let someone else have Keiichi to themselves. Even the alternate universe Belldandy is treated as never being in the wrong despite the fact she frequently tries to hook up with Keiichi, despite the fact he's already dating Urd.
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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': We're told over and over that Ender is a good person, extremely empathic, and loves even his enemies. The reason we know this? Because he always feels bad after he brutally murders someone (which is damn near every other scene). His guilt is never strong enough to make him show even the slightest bit of restraint in the next confrontation, though. Just enough to mope about it for a bit and then keep doing exactly the same thing.

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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': We're told over and over that Ender is a good person, extremely empathic, and loves even his enemies. The reason we know this? Because This is based ''entirely'' on the fact that he always feels bad after he brutally murders someone (which is damn near every other scene). His guilt is never strong enough to make him show even the slightest bit of restraint in the next confrontation, though. Just enough to mope about it for a bit and then keep doing exactly the same thing.


* ''Film/TheRoom'''s protagonist, Johnny, is ostensibly an emotionally fragile NiceGuy. This shilling is kind of undermined by his laughing at domestic abuse that landed someone in the hospital, his covert taping of Lisa to determine whether or not she was having an affair instead of coming out and asking her about it, and destructive meltdown toward the end of the movie.

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* ''Film/TheRoom'''s protagonist, Johnny, is ostensibly an emotionally fragile NiceGuy. NiceGuy who buys Lisa red roses often enough to be the flower shop lady's favorite customer, and would do anything for Lisa and seems to only want to make her happy. He also pays for Denny's college and tuition without asking for anything in return, and is constantly admired and praised by everyone (except Lisa) wherever he goes. This shilling is kind of undermined by some of the other kinks in his character, such as laughing at domestic abuse that landed someone in the hospital, his covert taping of Lisa to determine whether or not she was having an affair instead of coming out and asking her about it, shoving Lisa onto a couch at one point and later getting into a physical confrontation with Mark in front of all his party guests, and his destructive meltdown toward at the end of the movie.where he completely trashes his apartment.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In "Sanctuary," Faith remarks that Buffy was the only person in Sunnydale who was there for her and tried to be her friend. As shown throughout ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' Season 3, even before the events of "Bad Girls" and "Consequences," Buffy generally treated Faith more like a commodity than an actual friend, picking a fight with Faith on their very first patrol together, having to be talked into including Faith on several different gatherings, and dumping all of her responsibility for Alan Finch's death onto Faith, all of which contributed to Faith's FaceHeelTurn.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In "Sanctuary," Faith remarks that Buffy was the only person in Sunnydale who was there for her and tried to be her friend. As shown throughout ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' Season 3, even before the events of "Bad Girls" and "Consequences," Buffy generally treated Faith more like a commodity than an actual friend, picking a fight with Faith her on their very first patrol together, having to be talked into including Faith her on several different gatherings, and dumping all of her responsibility for Alan Finch's death onto Faith, her, all of which contributed to Faith's FaceHeelTurn.



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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': In "Sanctuary," Faith remarks that Buffy was the only person in Sunnydale who was there for her and tried to be her friend. As shown throughout ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' Season 3, even before the events of "Bad Girls" and "Consequences," Buffy generally treated Faith more like a commodity than an actual friend, picking a fight with Faith on their very first patrol together, having to be talked into including Faith on several different gatherings, and dumping all of her responsibility for Alan Finch's death onto Faith, all of which contributed to Faith's FaceHeelTurn.


* Advertising/SegataSanshiro is described in-universe as being a "great hero". All he does is beat people who aren't playing Sega Saturn within an inch of their lives.

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* Advertising/SegataSanshiro is described in-universe as being a "great hero". All hero", but this is a little hard to believe considering the fact that all he does is beat people anyone who aren't playing doesn't happen to play Sega Saturn within an inch senseless. It's better shown in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone2'' where he is a good friend (and sometimes even patron) of their lives.
the various Sega characters and encourages those who are unfamiliar with him to pursue whatever path they choose with the utmost of seriousness.


* In ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', Hiro running back to 02 after she strangled him, screaming vitriol about how he was "fodder" who should just die, was considered romantic by the narrative for some reason. Many viewers considered it Stockholm Syndrome. [[EasilyForgiven And an episode later they're cuddling in bed whispering sweet nothings.]]

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* In ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', Hiro running back to 02 after she strangled him, screaming vitriol about how he was "fodder" who should just die, was considered romantic by the narrative for some reason. Many viewers considered it Stockholm Syndrome. [[EasilyForgiven And an episode later they're cuddling in bed whispering sweet nothings.]]



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* ''LightNovel/RecordOfGrancrestWar'' goes to great lengths to establish Marrine as a TragicVillain who selflessly sacrifices her own happiness for the country's good...Except that she poison gasses a building full of innocent people, refuses to ally with people for the sole reason that they're more heroic than her, and tries to make a foreign warlord Emperor. In real life, people who've committed murder on that scale are ''very rarely'' contrite.
* In ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', Hiro running back to 02 after she strangled him, screaming vitriol about how he was "fodder" who should just die, was considered romantic by the narrative for some reason. Many viewers considered it Stockholm Syndrome. [[EasilyForgiven And an episode later they're cuddling in bed whispering sweet nothings.]]


A form of ShowDontTell. This can be a way to best describe a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, a character with a SugarAndIcePersonality, a GoodIsNotNice character, or other characters who can be socially unapproachable at times. Often a NaiveNewcomer will become confused as to why people keep calling this {{Jerkass}} teammate "nice". This can be shown how the character is a JerkSue if the other characters ignore his/her mean qualities. Compare VillainWithGoodPublicity for another meaning of "informed kindness".

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A form of ShowDontTell. This can be a way to best describe a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, a character with a SugarAndIcePersonality, a GoodIsNotNice character, or other characters who can be socially unapproachable at times. Often a NaiveNewcomer will become confused as to why people keep calling this {{Jerkass}} teammate "nice". This can be shown how the character is a JerkSue if the other characters ignore his/her mean qualities. Compare VillainWithGoodPublicity for another meaning of "informed kindness".
kindness". Compare DesignatedHero if the character is shilled as a heroic but his actions are anything but.


* ''Film/TheRoom'''s protagonist, Johnny, is ostensibly an emotionally fragile NiceGuy. This shilling is kind of undermined by his laughing at spousal abuse that landed someone in the hospital and destructive meltdown toward the end of the movie.

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* ''Film/TheRoom'''s protagonist, Johnny, is ostensibly an emotionally fragile NiceGuy. This shilling is kind of undermined by his laughing at spousal domestic abuse that landed someone in the hospital hospital, his covert taping of Lisa to determine whether or not she was having an affair instead of coming out and asking her about it, and destructive meltdown toward the end of the movie.

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