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* ''LightNovel/DemonKingDaimao'': The core of the entire show. No matter what Akuto does, he just can't seem to convince the other students he's not evil.

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* ''LightNovel/DemonKingDaimao'': The core of the entire show. No matter what Akuto (whose name ''literally'' means "villain") does, he just can't seem to convince the other students he's not evil.


** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control it, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags as Horrible regains control of the van -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control that endangered innocents was Hammer's fault.

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** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control it, receiving Horrible's signal, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags as Horrible regains control of the van -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control that endangered innocents was Hammer's fault.


A character who simply cannot become liked or even viewed by the other inhabitants of their world as basically ''good'', no matter what they do. If they kick a soccer ball to a child who lost it, it will instantly [[KickTheDog morph into a puppy]] before the poor kid's very eyes just to retroactively force evil on this villain. If they have a love interest, almost all other characters (and possibly even the viewer) will think of their affections as StalkerWithACrush material. This character is often the object not merely of bad luck or karma but of active stereotyping, with the world at large openly calling their lifestyle, deeds, or even their very ''existence'' ([[BadPowersBadPeople in the case of those with powers]]) things like "criminal", "wrong", or "abomination against [[[HelloInsertNameHere insert god here]]]."

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A character who simply cannot become liked or even viewed by the other inhabitants of their world as basically ''good'', no matter what they do. If they kick a soccer ball to a child who lost it, it will instantly [[KickTheDog morph into a puppy]] before the poor kid's very eyes just to retroactively force evil on this villain. If they have a love interest, almost all other characters (and possibly even the viewer) will think of their affections as StalkerWithACrush or worse material. This character is often the object not merely of bad luck or karma but of active stereotyping, with the world at large openly calling their lifestyle, deeds, or even their very ''existence'' ([[BadPowersBadPeople in the case of those with powers]]) things like "criminal", "wrong", or "abomination against [[[HelloInsertNameHere insert god here]]]."


** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control the van, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags as Horrible regains control of the van -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control that endangered innocents was Hammer's fault.

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** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control the van, it, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags as Horrible regains control of the van -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control that endangered innocents was Hammer's fault.


** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control the van, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control that endangered innocents was Hammer's fault to begin with.

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** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control the van, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags as Horrible regains control of the van -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control that endangered innocents was Hammer's fault to begin with.fault.


** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control the van, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control was Hammer's fault.

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** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control the van, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control that endangered innocents was Hammer's fault.fault to begin with.


** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van.

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** A great example of this is in Captain Hammer's introduction scene. Dr. Horrible is using his cellphone to remotely control a van. Hammer leaps onto the van and smashes up the apparatus that Horrible is using to control the van, which causes the van to go out of control and very nearly run down Penny, Horrible's LoveInterest. After saving her -- by yeeting her into a pile of garbage bags -- Captain Hammer self-righteously blames Horrible for the whole thing, even though the loss of control was Hammer's fault.

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* Princess Luna of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had to endure this, albeit thankfully for her only for a single episode. Fresh from her HeelFaceTurn she decides to swing by Ponyville and see what [[HalloweenEpisode Nightmare Night]] is all about, but swiftly learns that her [[NoIndoorVoice archaic mannerisms]] are terrifying [[FishOutOfTemporalWater by today's standards]] and that Nightmare Night is basically a holiday that demonizes Nightmare Moon for [[WouldHurtAChild eating children who don't bring her candy]]. From there all her attempts at fitting in or being good either fail because she's a NightmareFetishist or because [[TheMillstone Pinkie Pie keeps inciting panic]], until they figure out that they can play up her spookiness because ponies like being scared.


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* Jack Spicer in''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. There have been times when Jack has tried to be good and even saved the heroes on multiple occasions but somehow it always goes wrong for him.

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* Jack Spicer in''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''. There have been times when Jack has tried to be good and even saved the heroes on multiple occasions but somehow it always goes wrong for him.


* [[VideoGame/YggdraUnion Nessiah]] in the ''VideoGame/DeptHeaven'' series. Played for tragedy in the main games, where his condition is the result of extreme FantasticRacism in Asgard; after all he's been through, he just [[WellIntentionedExtremist stops really caring who gets hurt]] in his attempt to settle the score, and his few chances at being happy are [[YankTheDogsChain inevitably ruined by the writers]] ([[VideoGame/BlazeUnion and]] [[OmniscientMoralityLicense Baretreenu]]). Exaggerated to [[UpToEleven outrageous extremes]] in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnison'', where everyone just kind of assumes that he's pure evil because of his appearance and [[{{Troll}} general attitude]], and [[YouDidntAsk he doesn't bother explaining his actions to them]].


** It has reached extremes in odd later episodes, however they are almost always when Brian is dishing out as much vitriol towards Quagmire as he takes or is even genuinely screwing him over, making Quagmire's hatred of him far more provoked. Still he can still be rather outspoken and petty in his grudge against Brian, with a lot of their beefs with each other lampshaded as HypocriticalHumor.

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** It has reached extremes on occasion in odd later episodes, however they are almost always when Brian is dishing out as much vitriol towards Quagmire as he takes or is even genuinely screwing him over, making Quagmire's hatred of him far more provoked. Still he can still be rather outspoken and petty in his grudge against Brian, with a lot of their beefs with each other lampshaded as HypocriticalHumor.


* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Avalanche became this, if only for one episode. Tired of failing, being pushed around by Mystique, and generally being unliked by people he respected (Scott) and liked (Kitty) Avalanche defects to the X-men. However, Scott and several of the others don't trust him, and when something goes wrong, immediately blame him. The younger X-Men even start taking advantage of this, doing extremely risky things that Avalanche gets blamed for. At the end, Scott admits he was wrong, and Kitty kisses him, but because StatusQuoIsGod, he still decides the whole thing is too much effort, and heads back to the Brotherhood.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', Avalanche became this, if only for one episode. Tired of failing, being pushed around by Mystique, and generally being unliked by people he respected (Scott) and liked (Kitty) Avalanche defects to the X-men.X-Men. However, Scott and several of the others don't trust him, and when something goes wrong, immediately blame him. The younger X-Men even start taking advantage of this, doing extremely risky things that Avalanche gets blamed for. At the end, Scott admits he was wrong, and Kitty kisses him, but because StatusQuoIsGod, he still decides the whole thing is too much effort, and heads back to the Brotherhood.


* Both Tyrion and Jaime Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Tyrion is a fundamentally decent guy who actively tries to help the people of King's Landing while serving as Hand of the King. However, the deck is stacked against him because he's a dwarf; most of his family hates him and the common people regard him as a monster. Being [[GoodScarsEvilScars mutilated]] doesn't make him much popular either. His brother Jaime, on the other hand, is regarded as an oath-breaker for killing King Aerys, even though he secretly saved the lives of a city's worth of people doing it. Even as he tries to redeem himself and become a better knight, his name becomes associated with treachery due to circumstances beyond his control. An especially striking example of this trope for him: he threatens to send a baby to its death in a trebuchet to prevent a bloody siege of Riverrun castle. He'd previously made an oath not to raise his sword against House Tully, and this helped solve the situation without bloodshed - but everyone in listening distance got the impression that he was evil.

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* Both Tyrion and Jaime Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Tyrion is a fundamentally decent guy who actively tries to help the people of King's Landing while serving as Hand of the King. However, the deck is stacked against him because he's a dwarf; most of his family hates him and the common people regard him as a monster. Being [[GoodScarsEvilScars mutilated]] doesn't make him much popular either. [[spoiler:When Tyrion is blamed for the death of King Joffrey he decides that, if he's being punished for murder, then he may as well commit one, and kills his father.]] His brother Jaime, on the other hand, is regarded as an oath-breaker for killing King Aerys, even though he secretly saved the lives of a city's worth of people doing it. Even as he tries to redeem himself and become a better knight, his name becomes associated with treachery due to circumstances beyond his control. An especially striking example of this trope for him: he threatens to send a baby to its death in a trebuchet to prevent a bloody siege of Riverrun castle. He'd previously made an oath not to raise his sword against House Tully, and this helped solve the situation without bloodshed - but everyone in listening distance got the impression that he was evil.


Compare with WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds for the tragic version of someone who snaps and does evil after much suffering and with ReformedButRejected for those who actually started out as villains at some point and it is ouf of mistrust and lack of forgiveness for what they did that they become rejected. Also compare with TrappedInVillainy for a character whose inability to reform comes from outside sources, mostly with genuine villains who threaten them into helping them. Contrast with IneffectualSympatheticVillain for the comedic -- with the difference being the intended morality at which the comedic character fails. Compare HeroWithAnFInGood. Often appears in a KafkaComedy.

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Compare with WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds for the tragic version of someone who snaps and does evil after much suffering and with ReformedButRejected for those who actually started out as villains at some point and it is ouf out of mistrust and lack of forgiveness for what they did that they become rejected. Also compare with TrappedInVillainy for a character whose inability to reform comes from outside sources, mostly with genuine villains who threaten them into helping them. Contrast with IneffectualSympatheticVillain for the comedic -- with the difference being the intended morality at which the comedic character fails. Compare HeroWithAnFInGood. Often appears in a KafkaComedy.

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