This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
Working Title: The Iago: From YKTTW
: Character Named Tropes
aside, "The Iago" is a vastly better name than this abortion.
: For the Evulz
is a perfect name.
: I don't know who the heck "Iago" is supposed to be. That would have been a terrible choice of title. This title is good.
: I can't believe this wasn't named For the Lulz
. Geniuses.. RAGE!
: It just means we can use For The Lulz later.
: I'm thinking that one of the quotes needs to go; given that the Dark Knight quote is so overused, I'd say that one. But I'm not going to do it, as I have the conflict of interest of adding the "When You're Evil" quote (which if it gets removed, needs to go on the quotes wiki).
:The Dark Knight quote, which may or not fit The Joker in that movie, describes the Trope perfectly
Isn't this just Card-Carrying Villain
: The difference is that a Card-Carrying Villain
is a character that acts like he does because he understands that he is the villain. This character acts like he does because he thinks that it is extremely funny. Or it brings him pleasure.
Somfin: Or no reason at all. One of the other titles is Motiveless Malignity
, after all.
: So, a Card-Carrying Villain
acts the way he does because he is the Villain, A For the Evulz
character beomes the Villain because for what he does. Or something.
- Nakago of Fushigi Yuugi, having had a legitimately horrific childhood, wants to become a god so he can take revenge on existence itself.
I removed the above since it's not an example. (Nakago's more of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
, although probably nastier than most...)