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** ''Film/HomeAlone'' has Marley, the snow-shoveling man. Kevin's older brother Buzz tells him scary stories about the old man who lives alone in a house down the street being an AxeCrazy serial killer. Later, it turns out that he's just a quiet old man, and is lonely because he is estranged from his son. Kevin advises him to be brave and give his son a phone call. Later, when the burglars Harry and Marv are about to begin torturing Kevin, [[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} the old man sneaks up on them and whacks them both out cold with a shovel,]] saving Kevin's life. Later, at the end of the movie, we see that the old man has followed Kevin's advice and called his son, and [[{{CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming}} we see the old man reuniting with his son and his family, and hugging his son on Christmas morning.]]

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** ''Film/HomeAlone'' has Marley, the snow-shoveling man. Kevin's older brother Buzz tells him scary stories about the old man who lives alone in a house down the street being an AxeCrazy serial killer. Later, it turns out that he's just a quiet old man, and is lonely because he is estranged from his son. Kevin advises him to be brave and give his son a phone call. Later, when the burglars Harry and Marv are about to begin torturing Kevin, [[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome the old man sneaks up on them and whacks them both out cold with a shovel,]] saving Kevin's life. Later, at the end of the movie, we see that the old man has followed Kevin's advice and called his son, and [[{{CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming}} [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments we see the old man reuniting with his son and his family, and hugging his son on Christmas morning.]]



** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And just because she gave TJ Detention doesn't mean she doesn't like him!]]

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** [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments And just because she gave TJ Detention doesn't mean she doesn't like him!]]


* Red from WebOriginal/OverlySarcasticProductions interprets [[EveryoneHatesHades Hades]] as being one of these.

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* Red from WebOriginal/OverlySarcasticProductions interprets [[EveryoneHatesHades Hades]] as being one of these.
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* Vincent van Gogh in ''WesternAnimation/LovingVincent''. The townspeople of Arles consider him a feckless madman and drive him out, while Louise Chevalier outright calls him evil. However, several other people comment on Vincent's loneliness, and he was kind to children and animals, polite to women, and desired to show the world the beauty that he saw around him.


* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where Peter finds a very old winning ticket allowing him to spend the day with OJ Simpson, who is treated by everyone as being a psychopath. Eventually after showing much generosity he wins the town over.... ending the episode by stabbing several people and making his escape.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' an episode where Peter finds a very old winning ticket allowing him to spend the day with OJ Simpson, who is treated by everyone as being a psychopath. Eventually after showing much generosity he wins the town over.... ending the episode by stabbing several people and making his escape.



* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip" had the entire ''town'' of Ponyville go into terrified hiding whenever the mysterious cloaked stranger Zecora arrives. Ponies are afraid of her because she looks odd, [[RhymesOnADime talks odd]], acts odd (she paws at the ground every so often, which zebras do in real life to find water [[GeniusBonus but ponies do in real life]] [[CrossCulturalKerfluffle right before they attack a perceived threat]]), and lives alone in the spooky and mysterious [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] (where the "plants and animals care '''[[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows for themselves]]'''!") Even after Twilight points out that she's a ''zebra'' and not a pony, everyone is still disturbed; they blame Zecora for their being cursed, think she's planning to eat them in stew, and so on. In the end they all go off to find and get her to remove the curse and "rescue" Applebloom whom they believe had been kidnapped by her. Of course it turns out Zecora had nothing to do with their curse-like maladies and was in fact working on a cure for them. Also, she ''would'' probably have interacted with ponies more, except that whenever she went to town the shops would be "mysteriously closed".

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip" had the entire ''town'' of Ponyville go into terrified hiding whenever the mysterious cloaked stranger Zecora arrives. Ponies are afraid of her because she looks odd, [[RhymesOnADime talks odd]], acts odd (she paws at the ground every so often, which zebras do in real life to find water [[GeniusBonus but ponies do in real life]] [[CrossCulturalKerfluffle right before they attack as a perceived threat]]), threat gesture]]), and lives alone in the spooky and mysterious [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] (where the "plants and animals care '''[[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows for themselves]]'''!") Even after Twilight points out that she's a ''zebra'' and not a pony, everyone is still disturbed; they blame Zecora for their being cursed, think she's planning to eat them in stew, and so on. In the end they all go off to find and get her to remove the curse and "rescue" Applebloom whom they believe had been kidnapped by her. Of course it turns out Zecora had nothing to do with their curse-like maladies and was in fact working on a cure for them. Also, she ''would'' probably have interacted with ponies more, except that whenever she went to town the shops would be "mysteriously closed".


* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip" had the entire ''town'' of Ponyville go into terrified hiding whenever the mysterious cloaked stranger Zecora arrives. Ponies are afraid of her because she looks odd, [[RhymesOnADime talks odd]], acts odd (she paws at the ground every so often, which zebras do in real life to find water [[GeniusBonus but ponies do in real life]] [[CrossCulturalKerfluffle right before they attack a perceived threat]]), and lives alone in the spooky and mysterious [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] (where the "plants and animals care '''[[PaintingTheFrostOnTheWindows for themselves]]'''!") Even after Twilight points out that she's a ''zebra'' and not a pony, everyone is still disturbed; they blame Zecora for their being cursed, think she's planning to eat them in stew, and so on. In the end they all go off to find and get her to remove the curse and "rescue" Applebloom whom they believe had been kidnapped by her. Of course it turns out Zecora had nothing to do with their curse-like maladies and was in fact working on a cure for them. Also, she ''would'' probably have interacted with ponies more, except that whenever she went to town the shops would be "mysteriously closed".

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip" had the entire ''town'' of Ponyville go into terrified hiding whenever the mysterious cloaked stranger Zecora arrives. Ponies are afraid of her because she looks odd, [[RhymesOnADime talks odd]], acts odd (she paws at the ground every so often, which zebras do in real life to find water [[GeniusBonus but ponies do in real life]] [[CrossCulturalKerfluffle right before they attack a perceived threat]]), and lives alone in the spooky and mysterious [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] (where the "plants and animals care '''[[PaintingTheFrostOnTheWindows '''[[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows for themselves]]'''!") Even after Twilight points out that she's a ''zebra'' and not a pony, everyone is still disturbed; they blame Zecora for their being cursed, think she's planning to eat them in stew, and so on. In the end they all go off to find and get her to remove the curse and "rescue" Applebloom whom they believe had been kidnapped by her. Of course it turns out Zecora had nothing to do with their curse-like maladies and was in fact working on a cure for them. Also, she ''would'' probably have interacted with ponies more, except that whenever she went to town the shops would be "mysteriously closed".


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip" had the entire ''town'' of Ponyville go into terrified hiding whenever the mysterious cloaked stranger Zecora arrives. Ponies are afraid of her because she looks odd, [[RhymesOnADime talks odd]], acts odd (she paws at the ground every so often, which zebras do in real life to find water [[GeniusBonus but ponies do in real life]] [[CrossCulturalKerflufle right before they attack a perceived threat]]), and lives alone in the spooky and mysterious [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] (where the "plants and animals care '''[[PaintingFrostOnTheWindows for themselves]]'''!") Even after Twilight points out that she's a ''zebra'' and not a pony, everyone is still disturbed; they blame Zecora for their being cursed, think she's planning to eat them in stew, and so on. In the end they all go off to find and get her to remove the curse and "rescue" Applebloom whom they believe had been kidnapped by her. Of course it turns out Zecora had nothing to do with their curse-like maladies and was in fact working on a cure for them. Also, she ''would'' probably have interacted with ponies more, except that whenever she went to town the shops would be "mysteriously closed".

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip" had the entire ''town'' of Ponyville go into terrified hiding whenever the mysterious cloaked stranger Zecora arrives. Ponies are afraid of her because she looks odd, [[RhymesOnADime talks odd]], acts odd (she paws at the ground every so often, which zebras do in real life to find water [[GeniusBonus but ponies do in real life]] [[CrossCulturalKerflufle [[CrossCulturalKerfluffle right before they attack a perceived threat]]), and lives alone in the spooky and mysterious [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] (where the "plants and animals care '''[[PaintingFrostOnTheWindows '''[[PaintingTheFrostOnTheWindows for themselves]]'''!") Even after Twilight points out that she's a ''zebra'' and not a pony, everyone is still disturbed; they blame Zecora for their being cursed, think she's planning to eat them in stew, and so on. In the end they all go off to find and get her to remove the curse and "rescue" Applebloom whom they believe had been kidnapped by her. Of course it turns out Zecora had nothing to do with their curse-like maladies and was in fact working on a cure for them. Also, she ''would'' probably have interacted with ponies more, except that whenever she went to town the shops would be "mysteriously closed".


* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has one episode where the entire ''town'' goes into terrified hiding whenever the mysterious cloaked stranger Zecora arrives. Ponies are afraid of her because she looks odd, talks odd, and lives alone in the spooky, mysterious Everfree Forest (where the "plants and animals care '''for themselves'''!") Even after Twilight points out that she's a ''zebra'' not a pony, everyone is still disturbed; they then blame Zecora for their being cursed, think she's planning to eat them in stew, and so on... In the end they all go off to find her, to get her to remove the curse and "rescue" Applebloom whom they believe has been kidnapped by her. Of course it turns out Zecora had nothing to do with their curse-like maladies and was in fact, working on a cure for them. Also, she ''would'' probably have interacted with ponies more, except that whenever she went to town the shops would be "mysteriously closed".
** Interestingly one of the examples of Zecora's "oddness" is her tendency to paw at and dig small holes in the ground: a water-finding method which is common amongst real zebras. [[GeniusBonus This is the one aspect of her behavior that's not actually explained in the episode.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has one episode where "Bridle Gossip" had the entire ''town'' goes of Ponyville go into terrified hiding whenever the mysterious cloaked stranger Zecora arrives. Ponies are afraid of her because she looks odd, [[RhymesOnADime talks odd, odd]], acts odd (she paws at the ground every so often, which zebras do in real life to find water [[GeniusBonus but ponies do in real life]] [[CrossCulturalKerflufle right before they attack a perceived threat]]), and lives alone in the spooky, spooky and mysterious [[LostWoods Everfree Forest Forest]] (where the "plants and animals care '''for themselves'''!") '''[[PaintingFrostOnTheWindows for themselves]]'''!") Even after Twilight points out that she's a ''zebra'' and not a pony, everyone is still disturbed; they then blame Zecora for their being cursed, think she's planning to eat them in stew, and so on... on. In the end they all go off to find her, to and get her to remove the curse and "rescue" Applebloom whom they believe has had been kidnapped by her. Of course it turns out Zecora had nothing to do with their curse-like maladies and was in fact, fact working on a cure for them. Also, she ''would'' probably have interacted with ponies more, except that whenever she went to town the shops would be "mysteriously closed". \n** Interestingly one of the examples of Zecora's "oddness" is her tendency to paw at and dig small holes in the ground: a water-finding method which is common amongst real zebras. [[GeniusBonus This is the one aspect of her behavior that's not actually explained in the episode.]]


* Saturnin the caretaker, in the PC game ''SecretsOfDaVinciTheForbiddenManuscript''.

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* Saturnin the caretaker, in the PC game ''SecretsOfDaVinciTheForbiddenManuscript''.''VideoGame/SecretsOfDaVinciTheForbiddenManuscript''.

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* In the Agent for Zalam arc in ''{{Manga/Gunnm}}'' where Alita/Gally is forced to work for them against her will, because they put her body back together [[spoiler: after her near fatal battle with Zapan.]] She is seen as a dangerous loner by many of the people she is assigned to work with, most of them mercenary's for hire. When [[GentleGiant Figure Four]] who can handle himself against cyborgs sees her playing the harmonica by herself on top of the military train, he takes a chance and talks to her depite his friends fearful warnings. The two of them get into a romantic relationship not long afterwards, but [[WorthyOpponent Figure Four had to earn it]].


* In ''TheBlueCastle'' Barney Snaith is a loner and rumored to a murderer, a bank robber or both. Valancy doesn't believe it, and it turns out Barney is a nice guy who prefers his privacy, and started some of the rumors, so no one would bother him.

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* In ''TheBlueCastle'' ''Literature/TheBlueCastle'' Barney Snaith is a loner and rumored to a murderer, a bank robber or both. Valancy doesn't believe it, and it turns out Barney is a nice guy who prefers his privacy, and started some of the rumors, so no one would bother him.


* Knuckles the Echidna from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. He is openly misunderstood for his solitude and serious personality. However, his intentions are good and he acts in a respectful manner whenever someone doesn't make him angry. He thinks different than the other characters, which leads him to be openly mistaken for {{Jerkass}}, despite him being usually right.

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* Knuckles the Echidna from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. He is openly misunderstood for his solitude and serious personality. However, his intentions are good and he acts in a respectful manner whenever someone doesn't make him angry. He thinks different than from the other characters, which leads him to be openly mistaken for {{Jerkass}}, despite him being usually right. There's also the fact that he's a loner due to his duty, rather by his own choice, and his [[NoSocialSkills poor social skills]] are just a result of having been cut off from civilization for most of his life.


* Knuckles the Echidna from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. He is openly misunderstood for his solitude and serious personality. However, Knuckle's intentions are good and he acts in a respectful manner whenever someone doesnt make him angry. Knuckles thinks different than the other characters, which leads him to be openly mistaken for {{Jerkass}}, despite him usually being right.

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* Knuckles the Echidna from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. He is openly misunderstood for his solitude and serious personality. However, Knuckle's his intentions are good and he acts in a respectful manner whenever someone doesnt doesn't make him angry. Knuckles He thinks different than the other characters, which leads him to be openly mistaken for {{Jerkass}}, despite him being usually being right.


* Igor from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' games looks evil, not helped by the molesty vibes people get from him (and further not helped by his summoning you into the Velvet Room in your dreams) and his long, pianist fingers, but he is a really nice guy and is your SpiritAdvisor.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has Shinjiro Aragaki. At first, he might give the impression of being an intimidating and anti-social delinquent.
** [[spoiler:You later get to find out, however, (especially if you date him in the female route of Portable) that he's actually a very nice guy that cares about his friends, but the guilt over killing Ken's mother in an accident that occured prior to the game's events made him push other people away from him both as a way of self-punishment, and also as a way to avoid accidentally hurting them as well.]]
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' gives us Naoto Shirogane, a KidDetective who is initially standoffish, a bit antisocial and is the dangerous combination of 'working with the Inaba Police' and 'GenreSavvy enough to suspect that your group is hiding important facts crucial to the solving of the case.' When an irritated Rise initially accuses Naoto of treating the case like a game, Naoto doesn't outright deny it, either [[spoiler: until just before Naoto puts ThePlan to find your secret out into motion. Naoto gets intentionally captured by the kidnapper. You then rescue Naoto from the TV and find out 1) that she was a girl passing herself off as a boy out of insecurity spawned from being a young girl in a profession composed largely of men, 2) as a young girl she didn't have many friends so she immersed herself in detective novels and studying, 3) that she was ''right'' about the real murderer/kidnapper not being in jail.]] After this, [[spoiler: she's very open to getting to know the group, though she can ''still'' be a touch standoffish and nervous, she immediately offers to help Teddie to find any information about his true identity, despite not even knowing him very well. She makes doctor's appointments for your whole group to make sure that the TV world hasn't physically damaged anybody's health and offers to help Kanji with his math.]] In summation, Naoto puts on a standoffish hard-boiled facade, but is a helpful all-around sweetheart, dedicated to solving the murders.
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kanji]] can be interpreted as such, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance maybe that's why]] [[HopelessSuitor he's head over heels]] [[BirdsOfAfeather toward her,]] despite her {{bifauxnen}} looks, and [[RealMenWearPink Kanji's]] [[SweetOnPollyOliver current]] [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday insecurities.]]]]

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* Igor from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' games looks evil, not helped by the molesty vibes people get from him (and further not helped by his summoning you into the Velvet Room in your dreams) and his long, pianist fingers, but he is a really nice guy and is your SpiritAdvisor.
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' has Shinjiro Aragaki. At first, he might give the impression of being an intimidating and anti-social delinquent.
** [[spoiler:You
delinquent. However, you later get to find out, however, out (especially if you date him in the female route of Portable) ''Portable'') that he's actually a very nice guy that cares about his friends, but the [[spoiler:the guilt over killing Ken's mother in an accident that occured occurred prior to the game's events made him push other people away from him both as a way of self-punishment, and also as a way to avoid accidentally hurting them as well.]]
well]].
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' gives us ''VideoGame/Persona4'':
***
Naoto Shirogane, a KidDetective who is initially standoffish, a bit antisocial and is the dangerous combination of 'working with the Inaba Police' and 'GenreSavvy enough to suspect that your group is hiding important facts crucial to the solving of the case.' case'. When an irritated Rise initially accuses Naoto of treating the case like a game, Naoto doesn't outright deny it, either [[spoiler: until just before Naoto puts ThePlan to find your secret out into motion. Naoto gets intentionally captured by the kidnapper. You then rescue Naoto from the TV and find out 1) that she was a girl passing herself off as a boy out of insecurity spawned from being a young girl in a profession composed largely of men, 2) as a young girl she didn't have many friends so she immersed herself in detective novels and studying, 3) that she was ''right'' about the real murderer/kidnapper not being in jail.]] jail]]. After this, [[spoiler: she's very open to getting to know the group, though group (though she can ''still'' be a touch standoffish and nervous, she nervous), immediately offers to help Teddie to find any information about his true identity, despite identity (despite not even knowing him very well. She well), makes doctor's appointments for your whole group to make sure that the TV world hasn't physically damaged anybody's health health, and offers to help Kanji with his math.]] math]]. In summation, Naoto puts on a standoffish hard-boiled facade, but is a helpful all-around sweetheart, dedicated to solving the murders.
** *** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kanji]] can be interpreted as such, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance maybe such; most of his hometown considers him a dangerous delinquent, but he's quickly revealed to be a big softy after joining your party, if a bit hot-tempered. [[spoiler:Maybe that's why]] [[HopelessSuitor why he's head over heels]] [[BirdsOfAfeather heels toward her,]] Naoto, despite her {{bifauxnen}} looks, looks and [[RealMenWearPink Kanji's]] [[SweetOnPollyOliver current]] [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday insecurities.]]]]Kanji's insecurity about his own masculinity.]]
** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', Tae Takemi is an eccentric doctor running a back-alley clinic who has a reputation as "the Plague". [[spoiler:She's definitely weird (considering that she routinely addresses the protagonist as "my little guinea pig"), but she's a ''brilliant'' doctor who puts her patients first, to the point where she's been actively researching a cure for a former patient with nothing but her own funds]].

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