History EvenEvilHasStandards / ComicBooks

23rd Apr '17 10:02:58 AM Whitewings
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* Lobo. For all of the OmnicidalManiac that he may be (just remember what he did to his homeworld), he will ALWAYS stick to his word. ALWAYS. However, Lobo often only keeps the letter of his word, not the spirit, doing ''exactly'' what he promised and nothing more... and God help you if you harm his beloved space dolphins. He was kicked out of Hell and granted immortality so he wouldn't come back. For obvious reasons, Heaven didn't want him either.

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* Lobo. For all of the OmnicidalManiac that he may be (just remember what he did to his homeworld), he will ALWAYS stick to his word. ALWAYS. However, Lobo often only keeps the letter of his word, not the spirit, doing ''exactly'' what he promised and nothing more... and God help you if you harm his beloved space dolphins. He was kicked out of Hell and granted immortality so he wouldn't come back. For obvious reasons, Heaven didn't want him either. In fact, he's been rejected by every afterlife there is, including the Nordic afterlife, in which the einherjar fight all day, every day, then feast and party all night, every night, because he's too violent for them to tolerate.
8th Apr '17 5:21:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In a ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'' strip parodying ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'''s "Slave Pits of the Undercity" module, evil slave lords Blackthorn and Markessa are shocked, appalled, and disgusted when Artax pretends to be a merchant seeking slaves to staff his chain of convenience stores.

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* In a ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'' ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' ''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'' strip parodying ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'''s "Slave Pits of the Undercity" module, evil slave lords Blackthorn and Markessa are shocked, appalled, and disgusted when Artax pretends to be a merchant seeking slaves to staff his chain of convenience stores.
26th Mar '17 9:09:32 AM nombretomado
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* In a ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}''{{Nodwick}}'' strip parodying ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'''s "Slave Pits of the Undercity" module, evil slave lords Blackthorn and Markessa are shocked, appalled, and disgusted when Artax pretends to be a merchant seeking slaves to staff his chain of convenience stores.

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* In a ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}''{{Nodwick}}'' ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'' strip parodying ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'''s "Slave Pits of the Undercity" module, evil slave lords Blackthorn and Markessa are shocked, appalled, and disgusted when Artax pretends to be a merchant seeking slaves to staff his chain of convenience stores.
16th Mar '17 12:40:08 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Iznougoud might be a cruel, petty, greedy and ambitious EvilChancellor, but he is disgusted when he catches his executioner trying to get himself paid for mercy, and delivers a speech saying mercy should never be bought.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Iznougoud Iznogoud might be a cruel, petty, greedy and ambitious EvilChancellor, but he is disgusted when he catches his executioner trying to get himself paid for mercy, and delivers a speech saying mercy should never be bought.
3rd Mar '17 3:29:23 AM Silverblade2
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* While not a villain, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} generally has very little regard for human life and might as well be the TropeNamer for ComedicSociopathy. Despite this, he ''flips out'' after Fantomex kills a child who could've potentially become a villain, and makes sure to give him a WhatTheHellHero speech after the mission is over. He even goes on to form a close bond with a clone of the murdered child, leading to a few PetTheDog scenes and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments Of Heartwarming]].

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* While not a villain, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} generally has very little regard for human life and might as well be the TropeNamer for ComedicSociopathy. Despite this, he ''flips out'' after Fantomex kills a child who could've potentially become a villain, and makes sure to give him a WhatTheHellHero speech after the mission is over. He even goes on to form a close bond with a clone of the murdered child, leading to a few PetTheDog scenes and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments Of Heartwarming]].



** This behavior is justified for the "average" villains. There are what are called the "unwritten rules" about how a villain should treat captured superheroes (most notably, no killing or raping.) These rules are followed because any villain who breaks them is going to get the normally divided and unreliable super-hero community to band together and crush anyone who does. It's not standards on the part of the villains (Well, except for [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Wet Blanket]]), but rather simple pragmatism. Villains who do break these rules [[SuperpowerLottery have the power to successfully fight off massive teams of superheroes singlehandedly.]] This leads to the bizarre dichotomy of villains either being [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBOoks Silver Age]] style, or something that is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker at his worst. [[IncendiaryExponent Only made of fire.]]

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** This behavior is justified for the "average" villains. There are what are called the "unwritten rules" about how a villain should treat captured superheroes (most notably, no killing or raping.) These rules are followed because any villain who breaks them is going to get the normally divided and unreliable super-hero community to band together and crush anyone who does. It's not standards on the part of the villains (Well, except for [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad Wet Blanket]]), but rather simple pragmatism. Villains who do break these rules [[SuperpowerLottery have the power to successfully fight off massive teams of superheroes singlehandedly.]] This leads to the bizarre dichotomy of villains either being [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBOoks Silver Age]] style, or something that is SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker at his worst. [[IncendiaryExponent Only made of fire.]]
23rd Feb '17 10:10:13 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates All New Ultimates]]'', villainous gang leader Diamondback doses teen hero Bombshell with a drug to make her helpless and compliant, and then specifically tells her mooks not to try anything on her. [[ToDumbToLive One of them suggests having some 'fun' with her anyway]] and she beats him unconscious.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates All New Ultimates]]'', villainous gang leader Diamondback doses teen hero Bombshell with a drug to make her helpless and compliant, and then specifically tells her mooks not to try anything on her. [[ToDumbToLive [[TooDumbToLive One of them suggests having some 'fun' with her anyway]] and she beats him unconscious.
12th Feb '17 6:14:30 PM Anicomicgeek
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* DoctorDoom once hired Typhoid Mary to steal the ComicBook/PowerPack's alien technology, but called it off when she decided the best way to do it was by assassinating their father. After the way he tragically lost his parents, he couldn't stand the thought of the Pack being orphaned the way he was. [[FridgeLogic Which makes it odd that he's willing to do it to Franklin and Valeria.]] But then, ''that's'' [[BerserkButton RICHAAAARRRRRDSSSSS]]!

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* DoctorDoom ComicBook/DoctorDoom once hired Typhoid Mary to steal the ComicBook/PowerPack's alien technology, but called it off when she decided the best way to do it was by assassinating their father. After the way he tragically lost his parents, he couldn't stand the thought of the Pack being orphaned the way he was. [[FridgeLogic Which makes it odd that he's willing to do it to Franklin and Valeria.]] But then, ''that's'' [[BerserkButton RICHAAAARRRRRDSSSSS]]!



* Jonathan Caesar was a {{Yandere}} obsessed with SpiderMan's wife Mary Jane, who was willing to commit murder to have her and ruin her life to break her spirit. However, he was disgusted by a mercenary he hired who killed animals for fun, calling him a "barbarian".

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* Jonathan Caesar was a {{Yandere}} obsessed with SpiderMan's ComicBook/SpiderMan's wife Mary Jane, who was willing to commit murder to have her and ruin her life to break her spirit. However, he was disgusted by a mercenary he hired who killed animals for fun, calling him a "barbarian".



* While SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom attempted to use it to his advantage and ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}'s solution to the crisis involved him attempting to [[WouldHurtAChild murder]] [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed and Sue Richards' son, Franklin]], both were horrified by ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}'s actions and wanton destruction.

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* While SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom ComicBook/DoctorDoom attempted to use it to his advantage and ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}'s solution to the crisis involved him attempting to [[WouldHurtAChild murder]] [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed and Sue Richards' son, Franklin]], Franklin]] both were horrified by ComicBook/{{Onslaught}}'s actions and wanton destruction.destruction (and in fact, in addition to ridding himself of a potential rival, Apocalypse's attempt to kill Franklin was also done to try to end the conflict).
8th Jan '17 4:56:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', VandalSavage quits [[LegionOfDoom the Society]] when they attempt to have his daughter Scandal killed for refusing to join up with them, though given that Savage was perfectly okay with arranging for her to be raped to impregnate her with an heir for him, this was probably less about morals and more about pragmatism.

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* In ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', VandalSavage ComicBook/VandalSavage quits [[LegionOfDoom the Society]] when they attempt to have his daughter Scandal killed for refusing to join up with them, though given that Savage was perfectly okay with arranging for her to be raped to impregnate her with an heir for him, this was probably less about morals and more about pragmatism.
1st Jan '17 6:20:38 AM EDP
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* In ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' Nerissa, an insane villain whose endgame included an act that could have destroyed the entire universe, identifies the Tower of Mists as Kandrakar's prison and admits that even ''she'' is terrified of the inmates. Considering that her crime against Kandrakar [[FallenHero back when she was one of the Guardians]] was murdering her best friend and fellow Guardian and threatening Kandrakar with absolute destruction and was ''not'' imprisoned in the Tower, that speaks a lot of the inmates besides Phobos.
21st Dec '16 6:46:39 AM dbfnq
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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates All New Ultimates]]'', villainous gang leader Diamondback doses teen hero Bombshell with a drug to make her helpless and compliant, and then specifically tells her mooks not to try anything on her. [[ToDumbToLive One of them suggests having some 'fun' with her anyway]] and she beats him unconscious.
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