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8th Feb '17 3:14:58 PM Luppercus
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* Kumimi of ''Webcomic/APTComic'', considering how [[SarcasmMode hard she's working towards that "invade the planet" thing.]]
** Well she IS a ''Manga/SgtFrog'' character.



* Kumimi of ''Webcomic/APTComic'', considering how [[SarcasmMode hard she's working towards that "invade the planet" thing.]]
** Well she IS a ''Manga/SgtFrog'' character.
8th Feb '17 3:13:55 PM Luppercus
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* Drizz'l in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. First, he was humiliated when the "true guardian" he bought turned out to be a platypus. Then, he went without a sword for a good majority of the comic and teamed up with the most incompetent antagonists possible. After [[TheStarscream he finally assumed leadership of the Dark Warriors]], his first plan to quit their royal accounting job was an utter embarrassment. Then he was voted off the team (''right'' after finally becoming leader and running a huge, evil castle) and forced to HeelFaceTurn ([[VillainProtagonist sorta]]) and ended up hating the Light Warriors even more. Then the final showdown he was waiting for [[WackyWaySideTribe was interrupted by a pointless election]]. Then his plan to kill everyone else backfired. Then the Fiends who mistook him as the one who summoned them from Hell were unable to kill his teammates because of family ties. Then said Fiends were suddenly killed off (again). Then his plan to take over the world using the [[ArcNumber four]] [[ElementalPowers elemental]] [[CosmicKeystone orbs of light]] came to a quick end when [[DungeonMaster Sarda]] pointed out that they have no idea how to do that. Then said [[PhysicalGod nigh-omnipotent]] [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] [[AWizardDidIt wizard who did it]] subsequently [[MindRape mind raped]] the whole team and forced them to run away. And finally, [[spoiler: he is the only Very Real Light Warrior unhappy about being credited with saving the world, probably because he never got to be an actual villain and/or due to the whole stupidity of the situation.]]
** [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everything]] in [[CrapsackWorld the universe]] has [[ButtMonkey two purposes]]: to hurt [[HeroicComedicSociopath Black Mage]] and humiliate Drizz'l.



* Cassiel from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' desperately wants to be Rumisiel's nemesis and is constantly plotting his downfall. Too bad she makes the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] trio look competent and effective.
* Fructose Riboflavin in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' who has been [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070327.html trying and trying and failing]] to take over the Nemesite Empire for [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20061223.html so danged long]] that you have [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070331.html to pity him, just a little.]]
* The [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=081023 Minion Master]] from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.
** In an alternative universe, [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090910 he's]] Not So Harmless.
* Drizz'l in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. First, he was humiliated when the "true guardian" he bought turned out to be a platypus. Then, he went without a sword for a good majority of the comic and teamed up with the most incompetent antagonists possible. After [[TheStarscream he finally assumed leadership of the Dark Warriors]], his first plan to quit their royal accounting job was an utter embarrassment. Then he was voted off the team (''right'' after finally becoming leader and running a huge, evil castle) and forced to HeelFaceTurn ([[VillainProtagonist sorta]]) and ended up hating the Light Warriors even more. Then the final showdown he was waiting for [[WackyWaySideTribe was interrupted by a pointless election]]. Then his plan to kill everyone else backfired. Then the Fiends who mistook him as the one who summoned them from Hell were unable to kill his teammates because of family ties. Then said Fiends were suddenly killed off (again). Then his plan to take over the world using the [[ArcNumber four]] [[ElementalPowers elemental]] [[CosmicKeystone orbs of light]] came to a quick end when [[DungeonMaster Sarda]] pointed out that they have no idea how to do that. Then said [[PhysicalGod nigh-omnipotent]] [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] [[AWizardDidIt wizard who did it]] subsequently [[MindRape mind raped]] the whole team and forced them to run away. And finally, [[spoiler: he is the only Very Real Light Warrior unhappy about being credited with saving the world, probably because he never got to be an actual villain and/or due to the whole stupidity of the situation.]]
** [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everything]] in [[CrapsackWorld the universe]] has [[ButtMonkey two purposes]]: to hurt [[HeroicComedicSociopath Black Mage]] and humiliate Drizz'l.
* The Flaming Prince from ''VanVonHunter''.

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* Cassiel Zenith from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' desperately wants ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags]] this to be Rumisiel's nemesis hell and is constantly plotting his downfall. Too bad back...especially the ''sympathetic'' part, considering what happens. Her ridiculously petty motivations/desires and long-winded ranting speeches certainly come across as this, as does her failure. Later, though, we do see she is capable of some [[BodyHorror pretty horrifying stuff]]; yet she's also capable of being adorably helpful when in "good" mode. That just makes her subsequent reversion, painful shutdowns, and nearly AndIMustScream status later on just painful to watch....and then she goes completely off the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] trio look competent deep end and effective.
[[TookALevelInBadass got more powerful for it]], basically becoming [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]].
* Fructose Riboflavin in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' who has been [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070327.html trying In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', technically, [[spoiler:Magus]] was apparently behind the [[spoiler:v-five Elliot incident]], and trying and failing]] tried to take over the Nemesite Empire for [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20061223.html so danged long]] manipulate Ellen within some plot that you have [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070331.html sounds [[{{squick}} quite dubious]]. And is not very good at this. But he's in desperate straits, which isn't even his own fault (unlike Abraham's case). And he's still reluctant to pity him, just kill a little.guy who stands in his way even when pushed hard to do it.
** [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-04-14 He knows it, too]].
* Kumimi of ''Webcomic/APTComic'', considering how [[SarcasmMode hard she's working towards that "invade the planet" thing.
]]
** Well she IS a ''Manga/SgtFrog'' character.
* The Dr. Kinesis in [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=081023 Minion Master]] from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.
** In an alternative universe, [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090910 he's]] Not So Harmless.
* Drizz'l in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. First, he was humiliated when
evilplan.thewebcomic.com Evil Plan]]. His technology gets stolen, the "true guardian" he bought turned out to be a platypus. Then, he went without a sword for a good majority of the comic other villains laugh at him, and teamed up with the most incompetent antagonists possible. After [[TheStarscream he finally assumed leadership of the Dark Warriors]], on his minions' first plan to quit their royal accounting job was an utter embarrassment. Then he was voted off the team (''right'' after finally becoming leader and running a huge, evil castle) and forced to HeelFaceTurn ([[VillainProtagonist sorta]]) and ended up hating the Light Warriors even more. Then the final showdown he was waiting for [[WackyWaySideTribe was interrupted by a pointless election]]. Then his plan to kill everyone else backfired. Then the Fiends who mistook him as the one who summoned them from Hell were unable to kill his teammates because of family ties. Then said Fiends were suddenly killed off (again). Then his plan to take over the world using the [[ArcNumber four]] [[ElementalPowers elemental]] [[CosmicKeystone orbs of light]] came to a quick end when [[DungeonMaster Sarda]] pointed out that mission, they have no idea how to do that. Then said [[PhysicalGod nigh-omnipotent]] [[{{Jerkass}} jackass]] [[AWizardDidIt wizard who did it]] subsequently [[MindRape mind raped]] the whole team and forced them to run away. And finally, [[spoiler: he is the only Very Real Light Warrior unhappy about being credited with saving the world, probably because he never got to be an actual villain and/or due to the whole stupidity of the situation.]]
** [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everything]] in [[CrapsackWorld the universe]] has [[ButtMonkey two purposes]]: to hurt [[HeroicComedicSociopath Black Mage]] and humiliate Drizz'l.
* The Flaming Prince from ''VanVonHunter''.
bump into a brand new superhero.



* Dr. Kinesis in [[http://www.evilplan.thewebcomic.com Evil Plan]]. His technology gets stolen, the other villains laugh at him, and on his minions' first mission, they bump into a brand new superhero.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', technically, [[spoiler:Magus]] was apparently behind the [[spoiler:v-five Elliot incident]], and tried to manipulate Ellen within some plot that sounds [[{{squick}} quite dubious]]. And is not very good at this. But he's in desperate straits, which isn't even his own fault (unlike Abraham's case). And he's still reluctant to kill a guy who stands in his way even when pushed hard to do it.
** [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-04-14 He knows it, too]].
* Kumimi of ''Webcomic/APTComic'', considering how [[SarcasmMode hard she's working towards that "invade the planet" thing.]]
** Well she IS a ''Manga/SgtFrog'' character.

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* Dr. Kinesis Fructose Riboflavin in [[http://www.evilplan.thewebcomic.com Evil Plan]]. His technology gets stolen, ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' who has been [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070327.html trying and trying and failing]] to take over the other villains laugh at Nemesite Empire for [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20061223.html so danged long]] that you have [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070331.html to pity him, and on his minions' first mission, they bump into just a brand new superhero.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', technically, [[spoiler:Magus]] was apparently behind the [[spoiler:v-five Elliot incident]], and tried to manipulate Ellen within some plot that sounds [[{{squick}} quite dubious]]. And is not very good at this. But he's in desperate straits, which isn't even his own fault (unlike Abraham's case). And he's still reluctant to kill a guy who stands in his way even when pushed hard to do it.
** [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2008-04-14 He knows it, too]].
* Kumimi of ''Webcomic/APTComic'', considering how [[SarcasmMode hard she's working towards that "invade the planet" thing.
little.]]
** Well * Cassiel from ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' desperately wants to be Rumisiel's nemesis and is constantly plotting his downfall. Too bad she IS a ''Manga/SgtFrog'' character.makes the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Team Rocket]] trio look competent and effective.



* Zenith from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags]] this to hell and back...especially the ''sympathetic'' part, considering what happens. Her ridiculously petty motivations/desires and long-winded ranting speeches certainly come across as this, as does her failure. Later, though, we do see she is capable of some [[BodyHorror pretty horrifying stuff]]; yet she's also capable of being adorably helpful when in "good" mode. That just makes her subsequent reversion, painful shutdowns, and nearly AndIMustScream status later on just painful to watch....and then she goes completely off the deep end and [[TookALevelInBadass got more powerful for it]], basically becoming [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]].

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* Zenith The [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=081023 Minion Master]] from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags]] this to hell and back...especially the ''sympathetic'' part, considering what happens. Her ridiculously petty motivations/desires and long-winded ranting speeches certainly come across as this, as does her failure. Later, though, we do see she is capable of some [[BodyHorror pretty horrifying stuff]]; yet she's also capable of being adorably helpful when in "good" mode. That just makes her subsequent reversion, painful shutdowns, and nearly AndIMustScream status later on just painful to watch....and then she goes completely off the deep end and [[TookALevelInBadass got more powerful for it]], basically becoming [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]].''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.
** In an alternative universe, [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20090910 he's]] Not So Harmless.
* The Flaming Prince from ''VanVonHunter''.
6th Nov '16 2:06:26 PM wootzits
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** Well she IS a KeroroGunsou character.

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** Well she IS a KeroroGunsou ''Manga/SgtFrog'' character.
29th Jul '16 10:21:47 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Zenith from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags]] this to hell and back...especially the ''sympathetic'' part, considering what happens. Her ridiculously petty motivations/desires and long-winded ranting speeches certainly come across as this, as does her failure. Later, though, we do see she is capable of some [[BodyHorror pretty horrifying stuff]]; yet she's also capable of being adorably helpful when in "good" mode. That just makes her subsequent reversion, painful shutdowns, and nearly AndIMustScream status later on just painful to watch.

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* Zenith from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags]] this to hell and back...especially the ''sympathetic'' part, considering what happens. Her ridiculously petty motivations/desires and long-winded ranting speeches certainly come across as this, as does her failure. Later, though, we do see she is capable of some [[BodyHorror pretty horrifying stuff]]; yet she's also capable of being adorably helpful when in "good" mode. That just makes her subsequent reversion, painful shutdowns, and nearly AndIMustScream status later on just painful to watch.watch....and then she goes completely off the deep end and [[TookALevelInBadass got more powerful for it]], basically becoming [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN]].
28th Jul '16 4:05:22 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* Zenith from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzags]] this to hell and back...especially the ''sympathetic'' part, considering what happens. Her ridiculously petty motivations/desires and long-winded ranting speeches certainly come across as this, as does her failure. Later, though, we do see she is capable of some [[BodyHorror pretty horrifying stuff]]; yet she's also capable of being adorably helpful when in "good" mode. That just makes her subsequent reversion, painful shutdowns, and nearly AndIMustScream status later on just painful to watch.
6th May '16 10:40:48 PM Doug86
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* About half the {{Card Carrying Villain}}s in ''AntiheroForHire'' fit this trope.

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* About half the {{Card Carrying Villain}}s in ''AntiheroForHire'' ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire'' fit this trope.
15th Jun '15 8:25:07 AM Prfnoff
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* Kumimi of APTComic, considering how [[SarcasmMode hard she's working towards that "invade the planet" thing.]]

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* Kumimi of APTComic, ''Webcomic/APTComic'', considering how [[SarcasmMode hard she's working towards that "invade the planet" thing.]]
11th Mar '15 12:54:10 PM TheUnsquished
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* Fructose Riboflavin in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' who has been [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070327.html trying and trying and failing]] to take over the Nemesite Empire for [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20061223.html so danged long]] that you have [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070331.html to pity him, just a little.]]

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* Fructose Riboflavin in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob,'' who has been [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070327.html trying and trying and failing]] to take over the Nemesite Empire for [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20061223.html so danged long]] that you have [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20070331.html to pity him, just a little.]]
5th Mar '15 10:50:29 AM TheUnsquished
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* Jokerella from TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella is... Kind of a mess of self-esteem issues who [[HarmlessVillain isn't really very good at being a supervillain.]]

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* Jokerella from TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella is... Kind of a mess of self-esteem issues who [[HarmlessVillain isn't really very good at being a supervillain.]]
19th Apr '14 8:56:38 PM chopshop
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* Clubs Deuce from the Midnight Crew [[SpinOff Interlude]] of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''; the rest of the Midnight Crew can go under FauxAffablyEvil, depending on your personal AlternateCharacterInterpretation.
** Actually [[NotSoHarmlessVillain subverted]]. [[TheDItz Ditziness]] aside, he has the highest body count of the Midnight Crew.

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* Clubs Deuce from the Midnight Crew [[SpinOff Interlude]] of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''; the rest of the Midnight Crew are pretty big bumblers too (aside from [[OnlySaneMan Diamonds Droog]]) but can go under FauxAffablyEvil, depending on your personal AlternateCharacterInterpretation.
** Actually
AlternateCharacterInterpretation. Also amusingly [[NotSoHarmlessVillain subverted]]. subverted]] with Clubs, as [[TheDItz Ditziness]] aside, he has the highest body count of the Midnight Crew.Crew. [[CrossesTheLineTwice Mostly by accident]].


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** Likewise Caliborn comes off as too much of a StupidEvil brat to be a true threat. And than we see how he ended changing his name to [[spoiler: [[BigBad Lord English]]...]]
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