History AffablyEvil / LiveActionTV

8th Jul '16 4:26:52 PM karstovich2
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** [[HolyHitman Brother]] [[{{Badass}} Mouzone]]. You know, the man with the thick glasses, the dorky bowtie, the [[GoshDarnItToHeck exceedingly polite speech]], a love of ''Harpers'' magazine, and who has no problem shooting hoppers with hollow-point bullets or [[spoiler: gunning down Stringer Bell!]]
** Proposition Joe. Everybody likes him.
** Wee-Bey Brice, TheBrute of the Barksdale organization.

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** [[HolyHitman Brother]] [[{{Badass}} Mouzone]]. You know, the man with the thick glasses, the dorky bowtie, the [[GoshDarnItToHeck exceedingly polite speech]], a love of intellectual [[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers magazines]] like ''Harpers'' magazine, and ''The Atlantic'', and who has no problem shooting hoppers with hollow-point bullets or [[spoiler: gunning down Stringer Bell!]]
** Proposition Joe. Drug kingpin who runs the East Side of Baltimore. Doesn't especially like the bloody side of the drug business, but has no qualms about ordering murders when he has to. Unfailingly polite and reasonable to everyone he meets. Everybody likes him.
** Wee-Bey Brice, TheBrute of the Barksdale organization. The best muscle the West Side of Baltimore has ever seen, and a trusted confidant for the Barksdale leadership. He's also a really nice and genuinely funny guy when he's not killing people, has a soft spot for his aquariums full of exotic fish, and truly loves and cares about his son Namond--to the point that Wee-Bey ''threatens'' his wife when she stands in the way of [[spoiler:Bunny Colvin taking custody of Namond after it becomes clear that Namond is not built for the street]].
28th Jun '16 7:05:24 AM OccasionalExister
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** Maester Qyburn acts like a pleasant, soft-spoken CoolOldGuy most of the time. He's courteous to everyone he meets, earns the loyalty of his network of child spies by treating them kindly, and is the closest thing to a friend [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cersei Lannister]] has. He's also a MadScientist and NightmareFetishist who's conducted terrifying experiments on live people, uses his aforementioned child spies to knife a man to death, and [[spoiler:helps engineer one of the biggest acts of mass murder in the show by bombing the Sept of Baelor with wildfire,]] and he does it all with that same friendly manner. The show also gives him some AdaptationalHeroism, with Qyburn justifying his experiments by claiming he [[WellIntentionedExtremist wants to learn more in order to save lives.]]

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** Maester Qyburn acts like a pleasant, soft-spoken CoolOldGuy most of the time. He's courteous to everyone he meets, earns the loyalty of his network of child spies by treating them kindly, and is the closest thing to a friend [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cersei Lannister]] has. He's also a MadScientist and NightmareFetishist who's conducted terrifying experiments on live people, uses his aforementioned child spies to knife a man to death, and [[spoiler:helps engineer one of the biggest acts of mass murder in the show by bombing the Sept of Baelor with wildfire,]] and he does it all with that same friendly manner. The show also gives him some AdaptationalHeroism, with Qyburn justifying his experiments by claiming he [[WellIntentionedExtremist wants to learn more in order to save lives.]]lives,]] as opposed to the blatant Mengele {{Expy}} of the books.
27th Jun '16 9:15:25 PM OccasionalExister
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** Maester Qyburn acts like a pleasant, soft-spoken CoolOldGuy most of the time. He's courteous to everyone he meets, earns the loyalty of his network of child spies by treating them kindly, and is the closest thing to a friend [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cersei Lannister]] has. He's also a MadScientist and NightmareFetishist who's conducted terrifying experiments on live people, uses his aforementioned child spies to knife a man to death, and [[spoiler:helps engineer one of the biggest acts of mass murder in the show by bombing the Sept of Baelor with wildfire,]] and he does it all with that same friendly manner. The show also gives him some AdaptationalHeroism, with Qyburn justifying his experiments by claiming he [[WellIntentionedExtremist wants to learn more in order to save lives.]]
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.
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