History Characters / GLOtherVillains

23rd Jun '16 8:21:51 PM RJ-19-CLOVIS-93
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* AGodAmI: He desires to remake history and make the universe his plaything.



* TimeAbyss: Has been around since Krona looked into the past, 10 billion years ago.



* EvilCripple: Hector's head is so big his body's almost completely paralyzed, only able to get around through his psychic powers.



** NiceJobBreakingItHero: Well not a hero, but when he wished to view the creation of the universe he merely wished to learn. Instead, it resulted in [[MirrorUniverse the Antimatter Universe]], [[MultiversalConqueror the Anti-Monitor's creation]] and all sorts of horrors on the cosmos.



* TheBrute: Mongul isn't much of a strategist like [[GeniusBruiser his father]], preferring to let his strength do the talking.



** Averted in the New 52, where he straight up ''killed'' his family for tyring to interfere with [[EnfanteTerrible his cruel streak]].



* HateSink: Serves to make [[WellIntentionedExtremist Sinestro]] look good in comparsion by being [[ForTheEvulz a vile monster]].



* SmugSnake

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* SmugSnakeSelfMadeOrphan: In the New 52, he murders his mother and father([[AdaptationalHeroism who's good in this version]]) due to them becoming concerned with [[EnfantTerrible his violent streak]].
* SmugSnake: Mongul is legitimately skilled and one of the strongest [[GalacticConqueror conquerors]] out there, but he's too [[StupidEvil needlessly cruel]] and dismissive of his opponents to be the MagnificentBastard he sees himself as.
17th Jun '16 8:09:10 PM OnePunch
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Possible became a sort of New God archetype after having gone through one end of the old source wall and then come out another end of a cosmic cyst, spending millennia growing and evolving within a stretch taking place between eyeblinks at the time.
** [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Deity of Alien Origin]]
* [[AdvancedAncientHumans AdvancedAncientAlien]]: Guy isn't called relic simply for show, he is both on figurative and literal standing regarding this.
** AdvancedAncientAcropolis: What he once hailed from, before it all came to an end [[TheMagicGoesAway due to excessive expenditure]]. Not that he partook of any of it mostly due to its harmful repercussions.


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* ClarkesThirdLaw: Given how the outdated (by his universe's standard) technologies he uses can harness the metaphysical forces of the Electromagnetic Emotional Spectrum. [[SubvertedTrope To a degree]], seeing as Jordan coined how the Red Rings of Rage are {{Magitek}} in nature, potentially useful against his devices.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Once a humble hermit scientist and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer black sheep]] of his forgotten reality turned [[IDidWhatIHadToDo dangerous unstoppable zealot]] out to save the universe no matter what the cost nor how many lives lost. [[spoiler: Subverted, he eventually grows out of this.]]


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** KnightTemplar: Wished to save the universe from the folly of overtaxing the Emotional Spectrum like his universe did once long ago, his way of going about it given how he was hut out the first time however, veered him into this category.


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* LostTechnology: Was considered to use this back in the previous universe.


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* SufficientlyAdvancedBambooTechnology: By New-52 standards the machinery is a work of wonders beyond imagining, but in his old universe the machines he utilized which weren't powered by Light were considered archaic in comparison.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: Possibly more so than most any species within the current New Universe given how his machinery can analyze, replicate, emulate or facilitate both matter & energy even better than a Power Battery or the mysitech used to harness emotional energy.
* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Played with, given how his technologies [[AwesomenessbyAnalysis catalog]] any/all forms of emotional energy and repurpose them.
26th May '16 10:05:29 PM DuelMark
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* TheDreaded: Everyone, and I mean ''everyone'' is either dead afraid of him or at least recognizes his threat.

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* TheDreaded: Everyone, and I mean ''everyone'' literally ''everyone'', is either dead afraid of him or at least recognizes his threat.threat. Not even ''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'' is willing to stand against him
7th May '16 5:46:10 AM KlawKalash
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* AscendedExtra: Started out in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} as the name of a corrupt Buddhist monk mentioned in connection with the origin of the [[MirrorUniverse Earth-3]] Lantern counterpart Power Ring and then became the name of the annoying consciousness pestering the villain rom within his ring before being reinvented as a major villain in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.

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* AscendedExtra: Started out in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} as the name of a corrupt Buddhist monk mentioned in connection with the origin of the [[MirrorUniverse Earth-3]] Lantern counterpart Power Ring and then became the name of the annoying consciousness pestering the villain rom from within his ring before being reinvented as a major villain in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.
26th Apr '16 4:48:24 PM Taxima
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* AlternateCompanyCounterpart: His origins makes him one to Marvel's ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. Both are the sole survivors of the previous universe and several times larger than the natives of the current universe.

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* AlternateCompanyCounterpart: AlternateCompanyEquivalent: His origins makes him one to Marvel's ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. Both are the sole survivors of the previous universe and several times larger than the natives of the current universe.
26th Apr '16 4:45:35 PM Taxima
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* AlternateCompanyCounterpart: His origins makes him one to Marvel's ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. Both are the sole survivors of the previous universe and several times larger than the natives of the current universe.
7th Jan '16 8:22:27 PM nombretomado
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Just like Kyle Rayner, Seattle slacker Martin Van Wyck was in the right place at the right time--but instead of getting a power ring from the last Guardian, he was given pyrokinetic powers by their enemies, the Controllers. And unlike Kyle, he didn't use his power to help people--he used it to lash out at a world he felt had walked all over him his entire life. The Controllers, whose Darkstar force had recently become defunct, wanted to create a force more like the Green Lantern Corps, but Effigy was found lacking, so they abandoned him. More than just producing flame, Effigy could shape fire into constructs just like a Green Lantern ring. He was eventually killed by TheSpectre for participating in the murder of ComicBook/MartianManhunter.

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Just like Kyle Rayner, Seattle slacker Martin Van Wyck was in the right place at the right time--but instead of getting a power ring from the last Guardian, he was given pyrokinetic powers by their enemies, the Controllers. And unlike Kyle, he didn't use his power to help people--he used it to lash out at a world he felt had walked all over him his entire life. The Controllers, whose Darkstar force had recently become defunct, wanted to create a force more like the Green Lantern Corps, but Effigy was found lacking, so they abandoned him. More than just producing flame, Effigy could shape fire into constructs just like a Green Lantern ring. He was eventually killed by TheSpectre ComicBook/TheSpectre for participating in the murder of ComicBook/MartianManhunter.
25th Dec '15 5:39:21 PM nombretomado
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* {{Badass}}: Pre-Crisis Power Ring, who managed to dominate most of his battle against the SilverAge, planet-juggling {{Superman}}, despite being on Earth-1 where Superman had a homefield advantage. He then battled Doctor Fate, the greatest sorcerer in the DCU on Earth-2 and again gave an excellent account of himself.

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* {{Badass}}: Pre-Crisis Power Ring, who managed to dominate most of his battle against the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, planet-juggling {{Superman}}, despite being on Earth-1 where Superman had a homefield advantage. He then battled Doctor Fate, the greatest sorcerer in the DCU on Earth-2 and again gave an excellent account of himself.



* BigBad: The Qwardians were the main antagonists in the SilverAge, with Sinestro as TheDragon.

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* BigBad: The Qwardians were the main antagonists in the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, with Sinestro as TheDragon.
15th Oct '15 2:43:27 PM ThallianGold
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* DoomsdayDevice: The Controllers aren't seen anywhere near as often as their creations, such as the Sun-Eater or the Miracle Machine, which tend to be these kinds of weapons.



* FollowTheLeader: In-universe. Despite their proactive stance on evil, the Controllers generally copy the Guardians' methods, creating a corps of Dark Stars to replace the then-obliterated Green Lanterns, Effigy to oppose Kyle Rayner, and attempting to co-opt the Orange Light of Avarice to challenge the Green Lanterns' role as protectors of the universe.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Though their powers are almost identical, and Polaris is often an {{Expy}} of Magneto, Polaris' first appearance predates Magneto's by several months.



* AbortedArc: Though heavily implied to be behind Black Hand's upgrade and part of the backstory for one of the Blue Lanterns, neither story got followed up on by their creator, GeoffJohns, in his ten year run on Green Lantern comics.



* JerkassGenie: The Starlings work according to his subconscious desires, rather than under his direct control. While Evil Star's intelligent enough to compensate in most cases, the Starlings can work against his better interests.



** Tends to pull it on most iterations of Power Ring, too. It's often implied they're working for the ring instead of the other way round.




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** Sometimes on a meta level, as well; DependingOnTheWriter, he's not Darkseid's son at all.




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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: The TropeCodifier, as per GailSimone, when he killed Kyle's girlfriend.


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* ActuallyADoombot: Inverted. While the bulk of Manhunters are robots, they also recruited or brainwashed biological creatures into their ranks. It's common for these to make a HeelFaceTurn but keep the name, or else [[RedemptionEqualsDeath die making up for their misdeeds.]]


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* ChurchOfEvil: Though rarely described in detail, the Manhunter Cult certainly qualifies.


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* AbortedArc: Early ads for his place in the War of Light heavily implied he'd be [[GottaCatchThemAll collecting the rings of each Corps]], and fans noted he's one of the few villains who genuinely does have some concepts of Love and Hope (see DependingOnTheWriter). Given that the Indigo Ring is a LotusEaterMachine in disguise, it's entirely possible this was the intended final twist. Instead, Mongul II simply collected Sinestro Corps rings before challenging Arkillo and Sinestro for leadership of the corps.


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* BlessedWithSuck: Most versions of Power Ring are essentialy enslaved by the ring, rather than using it for their own ends. Most Power Rings are still evil, just frustrated at their lost free will.


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* MadScientist: The most dedicated bunch in the DCU.
* ManBehindTheMan: Typically how they affect storylines. They're not particularly tough in-person, and GenreSavvy enough that they prefer not to experiment on themselves. They're perfectly happy using proxies, however.


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** The emotions tapped then, too, are different but related (e.g. Courage instead of Willpower).
* GoodIsNotNice: Tries to keep casualties to a minimum, and is perfectly willing to discuss his motives. His first volley was also against the Blue Lantern Corps, nearly killing them, despite them being by far the most benign of the corps.


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* TheDragon: To The Anti-Monitor in later stories.
10th Oct '15 11:49:41 AM nombretomado
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The bastard offspring of {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, an outcast among the NewGods, Grayven was a would-be GalacticConqueror who crossed swords with Kyle Rayner on a number of occasions. After several failed attempts at building an empire, Grayven joined forces with the Sinestro Corps against Rayner, then the host of the Ion Entity. Shortly after, however, Grayven fell victim to the war in the Fourth World and died in the fall of the New Gods.

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The bastard offspring of {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}, an outcast among the NewGods, ComicBook/NewGods, Grayven was a would-be GalacticConqueror who crossed swords with Kyle Rayner on a number of occasions. After several failed attempts at building an empire, Grayven joined forces with the Sinestro Corps against Rayner, then the host of the Ion Entity. Shortly after, however, Grayven fell victim to the war in the Fourth World and died in the fall of the New Gods.
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