History AffablyEvil / LiveActionTV

25th May '16 8:33:40 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/HammerHouseOfHorror'': The elderly pet shop owner Martin Blueck in the episode "The Silent Scream".
25th May '16 6:21:11 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Mayor Richard Wilkins III, who provides the page image. Actor Harry Groener, who portrayed him, claims to have based him in part on Ted Bundy: charming, able to talk you into anything, will kill you without blinking. Wilkins is friendly, mannerly, and is implied to be an upstanding, hard-working and (debateably) honest politician (Joss Whedon has admitted that Wilkins was intentionally portrayed as an efficient civil servant who authentically cared for his community, other than the entire "kill a bunch of high school students to fuel his ascension into demonhood" thing). He also provides well-meant ([[HannibalHasAPoint and, frankly, accurate]]) [[MayflyDecemberRomance relationship advice]] to Buffy and Angel, inspired by his own marriage a century ago where she aged and died while he was immortal, and the exchange makes it obvious he did love her. He also genuinely cared for Faith, and while he was TheCorrupter to her, Faith was already corrupted by the time she sided with him. By contrast she has fond memories of him into the rest of the series, seeing him as the only friend she's had who didn't try to manipulate or use her. And this was ''after'' her HeelFaceTurn. His status as basically a good guy -- absent the "destroy the world" parts -- was repeatedly lampshaded during the show, most brutally when they defeated him: the Mayor was destroyed because Buffy manipulated his finest quality -- his paternal love for Faith. For all his evil, it was his sliver of goodness that did him in.

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** Mayor Richard Wilkins III, who provides the page image. Actor Harry Groener, who portrayed him, claims to have based him in part on Ted Bundy: charming, able to talk you into anything, will kill you without blinking. Wilkins is friendly, mannerly, and is implied to be an upstanding, hard-working and (debateably) honest politician (Joss Whedon has admitted that Wilkins was intentionally portrayed as an efficient civil servant who authentically cared for his community, other than the entire "kill a bunch of high school students to fuel his ascension into demonhood" thing). He also provides well-meant ([[HannibalHasAPoint and, (and, frankly, accurate]]) accurate) [[MayflyDecemberRomance relationship advice]] to Buffy and Angel, inspired by his own marriage a century ago where she aged and died while he was immortal, and the exchange makes it obvious he did love her. He also genuinely cared for Faith, and while he was TheCorrupter to her, Faith was already corrupted by the time she sided with him. By contrast she has fond memories of him into the rest of the series, seeing him as the only friend she's had who didn't try to manipulate or use her. And this was ''after'' her HeelFaceTurn. His status as basically a good guy -- absent the "destroy the world" parts -- was repeatedly lampshaded during the show, most brutally when they defeated him: the Mayor was destroyed because Buffy manipulated his finest quality -- his paternal love for Faith. For all his evil, it was his sliver of goodness that did him in.
18th Mar '16 12:35:53 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Baal, despite being rather sexist and genuinely malevolent, is at least fairly reasonable and relatively subtle compared to the rest of his megalomaniacal, AlwaysChaoticEvil, LargeHam species. He's one of the few Goa'uld who seems to understand that he's only ''pretending'' to be a god, rather than [[AGodAmI actually believing it]]. This was especially the case in the last few seasons, after he spent some time living as a human after losing his empire, and started to adopt Earth behavior and mannerisms (including talking like a normal person instead of in standard Goa'uld [[VoiceOfTheLegion scary echo speak]]). In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Ba'al goes so far as to take over the galaxy using a fake "We Come in Peace" slogan instead of the typical "Kneel before Zod (or die)" approach. He even calls the U.S. President using a satellite phone, and invites him to lunch. He also promises Teal'c freedom for the Jaffa in exchange for his service, and even fully intends tokeep that promise.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Baal, despite being rather sexist and genuinely malevolent, is at least fairly reasonable and relatively subtle compared to the rest of his megalomaniacal, AlwaysChaoticEvil, LargeHam species. He's one of the few Goa'uld who seems to understand that he's only ''pretending'' to be a god, rather than [[AGodAmI actually believing it]]. This was especially the case in the last few seasons, after he spent some time living as a human after losing his empire, and started to adopt Earth behavior and mannerisms (including talking like a normal person instead of in standard Goa'uld [[VoiceOfTheLegion scary echo speak]]). In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', Ba'al goes so far as to take over the galaxy using a fake "We Come in Peace" slogan instead of the typical "Kneel before Zod (or die)" approach. He even calls the U.S. President using a satellite phone, and invites him to lunch. He also promises Teal'c freedom for the Jaffa in exchange for his service, and even fully intends tokeep to keep that promise.
18th Mar '16 12:33:10 PM FordPrefect
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*** He wants the Doctor dead, but that doesn't mean he can't be friendly towards him. ''The Claws of Axos'' and ''The Sea Devils'' show this. Later incarnations don't even seem to want to kill him. Heck, his latest incarnation [[spoiler: Created an army of Cybermen, and used nanoclouds to attempt to convert all the world's corpses into Cybermen, then have them kill all the living to create even more zombie Cybermen, with the intention of giving complete control of the army to The Doctor as a birthday present. As sick as it was, "she" in her own twisted mind, actually thought she was being nice. But at least she cared enough to remember his Birthday while The Doctor earlier admitted that he long long ago forgot when it was.]]

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*** He wants the Doctor dead, but that doesn't mean he can't be friendly towards him. ''The Claws of Axos'' and ''The Sea Devils'' show this. Later incarnations don't even seem to want to kill him. Heck, his latest incarnation [[spoiler: Created created an army of Cybermen, and used nanoclouds to attempt to convert all the world's corpses into Cybermen, then have them kill all the living to create even more zombie Cybermen, with the intention of giving complete control of the army to The the Doctor as a birthday present. As sick as it was, "she" in her own twisted mind, she actually thought she was being nice. But at least she cared enough to remember his Birthday while The the Doctor earlier admitted that he long long ago forgot when it was.]]
1st Feb '16 1:24:49 PM comicwriter
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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': Doug Judy, the Pontiac Bandit. He's a manipulative liar and an unrepentant criminal, but he's also extremely charming and likable, and seems to genuinely love his mom.
2nd Nov '15 11:35:06 AM kyeo
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** Mike Ehrmantraut will happily have a drink with you before beating you down, and will calmly kill you without even raising his voice.
4th Oct '15 4:37:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BeingHuman'': [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Herrick]] is friendly, funny, and actually quite polite to the protagonists. On the face of it, Mitchell could do worse than have Herrick as a boss ... or a father. He's also a complete bastard plotting to TakeOverTheWorld. Towards the end of Season 1, he takes a turn to FauxAffablyEvil.

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* ''Series/BeingHuman'': ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'': [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Herrick]] is friendly, funny, and actually quite polite to the protagonists. On the face of it, Mitchell could do worse than have Herrick as a boss ... or a father. He's also a complete bastard plotting to TakeOverTheWorld. Towards the end of Season 1, he takes a turn to FauxAffablyEvil.
26th Aug '15 8:03:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheatre3000'': Even though they never forgot the purpose of their experiment, The Mads (and later Pearl) oftentimes have a strangely chummy relationship with Joel & Mike. In the ''Time Chasers'' episode, Pearl and Mike even hang out on her spacegoing Volkswagon van, enjoying a cuppa while chatting like neighbors on a front porch. "So, Pearl: why are you so evil?" "Hmm...I'm filled with hate, I don't know if that helps."

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheatre3000'': ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Even though they never forgot the purpose of their experiment, The Mads (and later Pearl) oftentimes have a strangely chummy relationship with Joel & Mike. In the ''Time Chasers'' episode, Pearl and Mike even hang out on her spacegoing Volkswagon van, enjoying a cuppa while chatting like neighbors on a front porch. "So, Pearl: why are you so evil?" "Hmm...I'm filled with hate, I don't know if that helps."
19th Aug '15 6:40:09 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/AgentCarter'''s Dr Ivenchko [[spoiler: hypnotises an SSR agent into killing himself, but gives him commands to have a drink at his favourite bar first. There's no reason for this, except it's better for the guy to be happy and relaxed when he dies than otherwise.]]
18th Aug '15 3:25:47 PM HighCrate
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** Deadshot is a ColdSniper, but not without a sense of humour, honour and politeness. He even tries giving Diggle closure over the death of his brother.

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** Deadshot is a ColdSniper, but not without a sense of humour, honour honor and politeness. He even tries giving Diggle closure over the death of his brother.



** Gus plays this almost to a fault. Not only are the employees at his chicken restaurant punctual and polite, but the people who run his massive underground drug empire are too. He even apologizes to a fellow kingpin when his hideout is not wheelchair accessible. Whether this is a stone cold facade or simply the way he prefers things has not yet been clarified. It works slightly to his disadvantage, however, when Walt is easily able to identify the all-too-humble fast-food manager as his "mysterious" contact.
** This also makes the moments of real cruelty (Slitting a man's throat unprovoked and threatening to murder Walt's family) all the more chilling.
** Mike the cleaner even more so. He'll happily have a drink with you before beating you down, and will calmly kill you without even raising his voice.
** Todd is mild mannered, helpful and completely sociopathic. [[WouldHurtAChild There's a trope for what he did to make that last trait obvious,]] and it puts him in some pretty nasty company.

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** Gus plays this almost to a fault. Not only are the employees at his chicken restaurant punctual and polite, but the people who run his massive underground drug empire are too. He even apologizes This is a man who fastidiously puts out ''snack trays'' before discussing multi-million-dollar drug deals with high-level Cartel players and invites his meth cook to a fellow kingpin when his hideout is not wheelchair accessible. Whether this is a stone cold facade or simply cozy home-cooked meal to discuss the way he prefers things has not yet been clarified. finer points of family life. It works slightly to his disadvantage, however, when Walt is easily able to identify the all-too-humble fast-food manager as his "mysterious" contact.
** This also
makes the moments of real cruelty (Slitting (slitting a man's throat unprovoked and threatening to murder Walt's family) all the more chilling.
** Mike the cleaner even more so. He'll happily have a drink with you before beating you down, and will calmly kill you without even raising his voice.
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Todd is mild mannered, helpful mild-mannered, helpful, and completely sociopathic. [[WouldHurtAChild There's a trope for what he did does to make that last trait obvious,]] and it puts him in some pretty nasty company. company. What's especially scary is that he seems ''honestly confused'' that his associates can't simply shrug off the cold-blooded murder of an innocent child as a mildly unpleasant necessity or, at worst, an honest error in judgment the way he can.



* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Major Tom Neville is the only militia person to be this. This is in contrast to the fact that just about everyone else in the Monroe Republic is a blood-thirsty FauxAffablyEvil sociopathic killer. Be warned though that he can do villainous stuff, and he does not like it when people are rude to him. In [[Recap/RevolutionS1E8TiesThatBind episode 8]], he and his wife Julia didn't hesitate to throw their friends the Fabers under the bus to save their son Jason. After the Nevilles leave the Monroe Republic in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame episode 13]], Tom Neville seems to drop the "affable" part in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E16TheLoveBoat episode 16]] in favour of being a Jerkass and and a trash talker.

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* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Major Tom Neville is the only militia person to be this. This is in contrast to the fact that just about everyone else in the Monroe Republic is a blood-thirsty FauxAffablyEvil sociopathic killer. Be warned though that he can do villainous stuff, and he does not like it when people are rude to him. In [[Recap/RevolutionS1E8TiesThatBind episode 8]], he and his wife Julia didn't hesitate to throw their friends the Fabers under the bus to save their son Jason. After the Nevilles leave the Monroe Republic in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E13TheSongRemainsTheSame episode 13]], Tom Neville seems to drop the "affable" part in [[Recap/RevolutionS1E16TheLoveBoat episode 16]] in favour favor of being a Jerkass and and a trash talker.
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