History AffablyEvil / ComicBooks

8th Sep '16 1:57:05 AM Tron80
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* ComicBook/LexLuthor is frequently this. On the other hand, it's sometimes [[FauxAffablyEvil nothing more than a façade]]. It's a case of DependingOnTheWriter.
* In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Lex is a xenophobic, pitiless, egomaniac, manipulative, murderous, smug monster. He directly or indirectly murdered [[spoiler:Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s baby [[Franchise/{{Superman}} cousin]] and Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'s parents]]. However, he is always cool and polite. He even beams at you as he explains that he has been manipulating you all along and he is now going to kill you.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
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ComicBook/LexLuthor is frequently this. On the other hand, it's sometimes [[FauxAffablyEvil nothing more than a façade]]. It's a case of DependingOnTheWriter.
* ** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Lex is a xenophobic, pitiless, egomaniac, manipulative, murderous, smug monster. He directly or indirectly murdered [[spoiler:Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s baby [[Franchise/{{Superman}} cousin]] and Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'s parents]]. However, he is always cool and polite. He even beams at you as he explains that he has been manipulating you all along and he is now going to kill you.you.
** In ''ComicBook/HelOnEarth'', H'el is rather nice to fellow Kryptonian, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, who also wants to return to her old life on Krypton. He later [[spoiler:convinces her to join him in his quest to resurrect Krypton]], but manipulates her to estrange her from Franchise/{{Superman}}. H'el was also friendly to Superman, initially. When they first meet, H'el hugs Superman and even calls him his "little brother". Superman was already suspicious, but H'el threatening to snap ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s neck caused the two to become enemies. Ultimately he snaps and ends up as FauxAffablyEvil, at best.



* ''ComicBook/HelOnEarth'':
** H'el is rather nice to fellow Kryptonian, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, who also wants to return to her old life on Krypton. He later [[spoiler:convinces her to join him in his quest to resurrect Krypton]], but manipulates her to estrange her from Franchise/{{Superman}}.
** H'el was also friendly to Superman, initially. When they first meet, H'el hugs Superman and even calls him his "little brother". Superman was already suspicious, but H'el threatening to snap ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s neck caused the two to become enemies.
** Ultimately snaps and ends up as FauxAffablyEvil, at best.
8th Sep '16 1:53:12 AM Tron80
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* In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Lex is a xenophobic, pitiless, egomaniac, manipulative, murderous, smug monster. He directly or indirectly murdered [[spoiler:Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s baby [[Franchise/{{Superman}} cousin]] and Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'s parents]]. However, he is always cool and polite. He even beams at you as he explains that he has been manipulating you all along and he is now going to kill you.
16th Jun '16 8:05:35 PM nombretomado
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* An alternate reality version of Mister Sinister proves to be one of these in ''Comicbook/CableAndDeadpool''. Not only is he nice enough to let Deadpool use his bathroom, he has a completely normal conversation with him and doesn't antagonize him at all. He even sits down with {{Deadpool}}, Cannonball, and Siryn for a delightful meal... which was laced with barbiturates to incapacitate them so that he could dissect them later.

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* An alternate reality version of Mister Sinister proves to be one of these in ''Comicbook/CableAndDeadpool''. Not only is he nice enough to let Deadpool use his bathroom, he has a completely normal conversation with him and doesn't antagonize him at all. He even sits down with {{Deadpool}}, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, Cannonball, and Siryn for a delightful meal... which was laced with barbiturates to incapacitate them so that he could dissect them later.



* Mistress Ilsa from {{Monstress}}. A slave dealer whose specialty is Arcanic children, she is pretty unquestionably a villain. However, she isn't terrible about it. She lies to the children about their fate at the Cumaea compound ([[PragmaticVillainy though that might have been to keep them from struggling]]), she offers Maika her cigarette in a small act of simple kindness, and when Maika is unchained and led into the Cumaea compound, she wishes her well and asks her to send her best to her daughter, who apparently she doubts she'll ever see again.

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* Mistress Ilsa from {{Monstress}}.''ComicBook/{{Monstress}}''. A slave dealer whose specialty is Arcanic children, she is pretty unquestionably a villain. However, she isn't terrible about it. She lies to the children about their fate at the Cumaea compound ([[PragmaticVillainy though that might have been to keep them from struggling]]), she offers Maika her cigarette in a small act of simple kindness, and when Maika is unchained and led into the Cumaea compound, she wishes her well and asks her to send her best to her daughter, who apparently she doubts she'll ever see again.



* {{Thanos}} of Titan. The quintessential example of this aspect of his character would probably be the confrontation with the Gardener over his Time Gem: the entire incident consisted mainly of cordial conversation between the two as Thanos made a futile attempt at convincing the Gardener to willingly relinquish his Gem, with even the eventual fatal conclusion being devoid of malice from both sides.

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* {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} of Titan. The quintessential example of this aspect of his character would probably be the confrontation with the Gardener over his Time Gem: the entire incident consisted mainly of cordial conversation between the two as Thanos made a futile attempt at convincing the Gardener to willingly relinquish his Gem, with even the eventual fatal conclusion being devoid of malice from both sides.
7th Jun '16 12:27:14 AM Anddrix
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* Diablo from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' is unfailingly polite to his enemies and captives. He was even nice to Enid while he was trying to sacrifice her to create the elixir for eternal life.
30th May '16 9:41:01 AM lampshadeortriangle
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* Mistress Ilsa. A slave dealer whose specialty is Arcanic children, she is pretty unquestionably a villain. However, she isn't terrible about it. She lies to the children about their fate at the Cumaea compound ([[PragmaticVillainy though that might have been to keep them from struggling]]), she offers Maika her cigarette in a small act of simple kindness, and when Maika is unchained and led into the Cumaea compound, she wishes her well and asks her to send her best to her daughter, who apparently she doubts she'll ever see again.

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* Mistress Ilsa.Ilsa from {{Monstress}}. A slave dealer whose specialty is Arcanic children, she is pretty unquestionably a villain. However, she isn't terrible about it. She lies to the children about their fate at the Cumaea compound ([[PragmaticVillainy though that might have been to keep them from struggling]]), she offers Maika her cigarette in a small act of simple kindness, and when Maika is unchained and led into the Cumaea compound, she wishes her well and asks her to send her best to her daughter, who apparently she doubts she'll ever see again.
30th May '16 9:40:14 AM lampshadeortriangle
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* Mistress Ilsa. A slave dealer whose specialty is Arcanic children, she is pretty unquestionably a villain. However, she isn't terrible about it. She lies to the children about their fate at the Cumaea compound ([[PragmaticVillainythough that might have been to keep them from struggling]]), she offers Maika her cigarette in a small act of simple kindness, and when Maika is unchained and led into the Cumaea compound, she wishes her well and asks her to send her best to her daughter, who apparently she doubts she'll ever see again.

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* Mistress Ilsa. A slave dealer whose specialty is Arcanic children, she is pretty unquestionably a villain. However, she isn't terrible about it. She lies to the children about their fate at the Cumaea compound ([[PragmaticVillainythough ([[PragmaticVillainy though that might have been to keep them from struggling]]), she offers Maika her cigarette in a small act of simple kindness, and when Maika is unchained and led into the Cumaea compound, she wishes her well and asks her to send her best to her daughter, who apparently she doubts she'll ever see again.
30th May '16 9:39:45 AM lampshadeortriangle
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* Mistress Ilsa. A slave dealer whose specialty is Arcanic children, she is pretty unquestionably a villain. However, she isn't terrible about it. She lies to the children about their fate at the Cumaea compound ([[PragmaticVillainythough that might have been to keep them from struggling]]), she offers Maika her cigarette in a small act of simple kindness, and when Maika is unchained and led into the Cumaea compound, she wishes her well and asks her to send her best to her daughter, who apparently she doubts she'll ever see again.
28th May '16 8:13:29 PM Doug86
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* The ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'''s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, during Creator/ChrisClaremont's first run, went from revenge-obsessed wacko to head of Xavier Institute to not quite back again, thanks in large part to his portrayal as an Affably Evil WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* The ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'''s ''Comicbook/XMen'''s ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, during Creator/ChrisClaremont's first run, went from revenge-obsessed wacko to head of Xavier Institute to not quite back again, thanks in large part to his portrayal as an Affably Evil WellIntentionedExtremist.
10th Jan '16 9:44:05 PM DocStone
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** [[DependingOnTheWriter Sometimes]] the Joker fits the bill. If he's not depicted as an outright sinister creep, he tends to be played up as a silly, fun-loving prankster seemingly unaware or apathetic to the horrendous nature of his crimes. Sort of par for the course when you [[MonsterClown look like a happy clown.]]
10th Jan '16 9:33:15 PM DocStone
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** [[DependingOnTheWriter Sometimes]] the Joker fits the bill. If he's not depicted as an outright sinister creep, he tends to be played up as a silly, fun-loving prankster seemingly unaware or apathetic to the horrendous nature of his crimes. Sort of par for the course when you [[MonsterClown look like a happy clown.]]
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