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19th May '16 11:43:41 AM AHI-3000
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# Speaking of [[EvilOverlordList Rule #8]]: Refrain from tempting fate, period. Last time I did, my army was slaughtered.
# I must not rely on easily hacked machines. Which reminds me: Siri, set a timer for an hour.
25th Apr '16 7:46:35 AM EonArisen
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# Speaking of [[EvilOverlordList Rule #8]]: Refrain from tempting fate, period. Last time I did, my army was slaughtered.
# I must not rely on easily hacked machines. Which reminds me: Siri, set a timer for an hour.
22nd Apr '16 10:52:59 AM AHI-3000
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# ''Another'' alternative to [[EvilOverlordList Rule #2]]: I will keep the insides of my air vents at lethal temperature extremes. This function will only be disabled when they must be repaired [[note]]and I ''will'' check the identity of the repairman[[/note]].

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# ''Another'' alternative to [[EvilOverlordList Rule #2]]: I will keep the insides of my air vents at lethal temperature extremes. This function will only be disabled when they must be repaired [[note]]and (and I ''will'' check the identity of the repairman[[/note]].repairman).
12th Dec '15 6:29:18 PM AHI-3000
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# My motives will always appear to be sympathetic. The reason is simple. If {{the hero}} thinks that I'm just misguided, they'll try to talk me out of whatever I'm doing, instead of constantly trying to kill me.

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# My motives will always appear to be sympathetic. The reason is simple. If simple; if {{the hero}} thinks that I'm just misguided, they'll try to talk me out of whatever I'm doing, instead of constantly trying to kill me.
21st Oct '15 9:10:28 AM AHI-3000
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# I will assume the hero is {{genre savvy}}, even if he has been shown to be an {{idiot hero}} as that could just be a ruse to make me feel too secure in my victory.
# If my opponent really is an {{idiot hero}}, then they will have an intelligent but cold ally that the hero will rarely listen to. I will kill this person before the hero can teach them about instinct and friendship, since after they learn about that, they will become a realistic threat to my plans.
# Before my rise to glory, I will kill all of my past mentors/teachers and replace them in their schools with substitutes and explain that said mentor/teacher went abroad to study. I will also make sure to silence all witnesses.
# I will leave various communicators laying in the ground where ever I go that ring any theme tunes associated with me when they sense the vibrations of people's footsteps. If answered, it will explode.
# If behind an unbreakable force field with my enemy trying to get in, I will also pay attention to all other degrees of vision. Chances are my unbreakable force field is, on the contrary, breakable, and it just so happens something ready to break it is nearby.
# Should {{time travel}} become available, I shall send a team to my parents when I am an infant, and proclaim a fake prophecy that I am a {{chosen one}}. They will also launch a propaganda campaign about my false prophecy, scoring [[VillainWithGoodPublicity publicity]] and making my path to power easier.
# Another {{time travel}} team will be sent to the pasts of any heroes and other enemies, where they will use any means possible to ensure that [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight they won't grow up to become a threat to me]]. Whether this involves killing them, or covertly changing their lives will depend on what's more convenient.
# But when using {{time travel}}, I ''will'' make sure that what I am doing will not cause [[ButterflyOfDoom undesirable consequences]] or a {{time paradox}}. If I cannot be absolutely sure of that, no matter how tempting it may be, I will ''not'' use time travel at all.
# I won't trust people who [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor constantly change sides]]. They are just as untrustworthy as they are (un)predictable.
# My secret password will not be something ridiculously easy, such as [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} 1-2-3-4-5]]. It's too obvious and {{the hero}} will probably try that option, if only to get it out of the way.
# I will consider using improvised weaponry.
# If the hero wishes to try and disengage the main generator he will have to enter a chamber that is flooded with radiation. The radiation will only be vented with my expressed permission.
# When my henchman says, "[[NoOneCouldSurviveThat No one could've survived that fall]]," I will reply, "Why don't you find out," and push him over after the hero.
# I will maintain a healthy sense of humor about all aspects of my life. Then, if the hero attempts to goad me into making a rash mistake by mentioning something that might be a sore topic for me, I will simply laugh, say "You got me there!" and shoot him. Between the eyes. ''Twice.''
# My lieutenants will be expected to have read Sun Tzu's ''Literature/TheArtOfWar'' and ''UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems''. But of course they should have plenty of field experience, as ruperts that learned all they know from books tend to think everything goes exactly as planned.
# If I'm fighting a hero whose family, friends, or loved ones I murdered, I will not taunt them by telling them "[[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied So-and-so begged me to spare his/her life]]". That's more than just flirting with death, that's raping him.
# None of my officers will be professional [[TennisBoss tennis players]].
# My Legion of Doom will never go out into battle with money or valuables in their possession, especially if they have a knack for dropping all of this when they die.
# If my Legions of Doom manage to put one of the heroes in a state where he attacks his allies rather than them, they will be instructed not to attack said hero until all his friends are dead or he is no longer in said state. The same thing goes for if they manage to render one of them unconscious.
# I will make use of a suit of {{animated armor}} or other robotic double, while I am somewhere else - preferably a bunker in the ass-end of Siberia or some other hellishly inhospitable place that would take a massive amount of preparation to get to.
# Before I order the death of someone trying to reveal my dark secret, I will first consider the the level of deniability I have. If the revelation will only be believed by crazy {{conspiracy theorist}}s, it would actually work to my advantage. However if the person planning to do this is the Hero, I will have them killed immediately, as they will inevitably get their hands on the evidence.
# For similar reasons, if practical I will actively try to make myself one of [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories the stock villains of crazy conspiracy theorists]]. Somebody planning to control the world will find that the perfect hiding place is within the Freemasons or Catholic Church.
# [[ShoutOut Remember, boys and girls, there's no shame in the]] {{groin attack}}. [[Literature/InheritanceCycle You are a bad guy, after all, nobody expects you to play fair.]]
# If my opponent starts to [[MotorMouth ramble on]] [[TransformationSequence or transform]], [[TalkingIsAFreeAction I won't just stand there stupidly]] [[TransformationIsAFreeAction and wait for them to finish]]. I will shoot them while they're still vulnerable.
# I will never harm the loved ones of [[BondVillainStupidity a hero I underestimate and leave the hero free]]. They will prove to be [[{{Determinator}} fanatically]] [[UndyingLoyalty loyal]] and [[LetsGetDangerous very dangerous]], and will embark on a {{roaring rampage of revenge}} against me. No matter how much I underestimate the hero I will [[JustShootHim kill him first]], then kill all of his relations right afterwards, just in case he is the wrong hero.
# My Legions of Doom will not use melee weapons if there are there are plenty of firearms lying around, especially if {{the hero}} is using guns without mercy. It's just dumb and suicidal otherwise.
# I will place political prisoners in the same cell blocks as regular criminals. That way if the hero decides to start releasing inmates indiscriminately, I can go on TV and publicly demand to know why he thought it was a good idea to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero put serial killers and multiple rapists back on the streets]].
# I will also hire several assassins, equip them with poison daggers, and have them masquerade as prisoners. When the hero shows up to throw open the doors of the prison, their job will be to discretely stab him/her on the way out.
# I will not allow minions to [[ActionBomb strap explosives onto themselves for when things go south]]. This just leads to trouble when I'm trying to execute them, and makes them more vulnerable.
# If I decide to [[DoomedHometown destroy an entire town]], I will remember to kill any [[KidHero children]] who would grow up to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge seek revenge against me]].
# If the hero gives me a box that he claims contains an object I really want, I'll make sure the box isn't empty before I let him go.
# If I make a bargain with anyone, I will do my best to actually hold up my end; lest it come back to bite me in the ass later. They only time I will backstab anyone is if I can kill everyone involved who could conceivably get back at me.
# All minions (or at least as many as is practical) will be required to know basic first aid.
# I will be an [[EqualOpportunityEvil equal opportunity employer]].
# I will not give away my backstory or plans for world domination to the heroes. They can either figure them out on their own or die trying. I have a country/megacorp to run, I have no time to give exposition.
# If my {{evil plan}} involves an [[MacGuffin ancient artifact of great power]], I will take the time to study all information about it; If granting the hero a weapon capable of defeating me is the only way to obtain the artifact, I will pass it up for another artifact of similar power. In addition, I will look for an artifact that comes in one piece instead of several.
# Before sending demonic shapeshifters to infiltrate the enemy, I will make sure that no [[EvilDetectingDog animals]] or [[InvisibleToAdults children]] are able to see through their disguises. They will also be trained to refrain from any kind of nonhuman behavior.
# If I am an attractive female overlord, I will dye my hair red before encountering the hero, [[EvilRedhead if it isn't already red]]. {{Heroes want redheads}}, after all, so I can distract him long enough for me to kill him.
# If I am an attractive [[EvenTheGuysWantHim male]] overlord, I will merely open my jumpsuit during such an encounter for the same effect.
# I will use holographic doubles for traps and ambushes.
# I will make sure that any invisibility devices do not [[InvisibilityFlicker stop working at awkward times]].
# If I am [[DarkActionGirl female]], then I should not overuse the privilege of claiming the hero is "[[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]]", and under no means will I objectify myself. If the hero actually is misogynist on a regular basis, I will first do my best to determine that I am not in an anti-feminist AuthorTract, and then call out his behavior as early and as often as possible to damage Team Good's morale.
# Minions will be able to gang up on enemies and attack ''relentlessly'', and not [[MookChivalry sit around waiting their turn to fight]].
# If the hero falls over, the minions will shank the SOB. He'd get them if they fell down, so why be so fucking nice?
# [[MechaMooks Robots]] will have their battery packs securely fastened at all times, and electrified. That way, if someone tries to [[WeaksauceWeakness swipe the power core]], they just hurt themselves.
# Robots will not be linked to a central computer. Instead, they will operate on a {{hive mind}} with ''me'' at the center. Rather than [[DecapitatedArmy shutting down if I bite it]], they will [[TurnsRed go into Revenge Mode]].
# I will [[HellIsThatNoise play creepy music when my most horrifically disfigured minions attack the hero]], as well as [[MindScrew flood the corridor with hallucinogens]]. That way, I only need to play the song to reduce him to a gibbering wreck.
# I will not use an [[EvilTowerOfOminousness ominously evil tower]]. Ostentatious lairs are what get stupid overlords killed.
# Combat uniforms will have no [[HighlyConspicuousUniform eye-catching colors]], regardless of how good red-on-black or florescent green on black looks. Camouflage was invented for a reason.
# I will not have any bases that are underwater. The potential disaster would be far deadlier than the destruction of a normal fortress.
# I will run thorough background checks on anyone applying to join my security forces, and root out any possible spies.
# I will not use [[NightOfTheLivingMooks an army of the living dead]]. [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies are far more trouble than they're worth]], unless their curse ''isn't'' [[TheVirus contagious]], and I can keep them under my full control.
# I will not use minions who [[SlaveMooks desert, defect, or out-and-out panic]] when [[DecapitatedArmy their leader dies]]. If my soldiers can't be loyal in the first place, putting them under control of a slave driver is just going to make trouble.
# As an alternative to [[EvilOverlordList Rule #67]], should we have a security system that shorts out so often that my guards begin to become jaded to it, I will inquire after something more robust.
# If I wear a [[BlackCloak supervillain cape]], it will be easily detachable so it won't [[CapeSnag cause any deadly accidents]].
# If an underling ever [[StatingTheSimpleSolution asks why I don't simply shoot the hero]] there and then, and I don't have reasonable answer, they may be right and shall be rewarded. But only after I simply shoot the hero, should it be possible to do that very soon.
# If I learned that hero was raised in a certain orphanage that he still considers home, I will not send my legion to run it down. Instead, I will "offer" to fund the place and reorganize it - using my [[EarWorm catchy theme song]] as the orphanage's anthem is the very first step.
# I will never assume that {{the hero}} is incapable of winning, [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin as this is something they're known for doing]] ([[TheBadGuyWins with some occasional exceptions aside]]). I won't underestimate how a combination of [[HeroicSpirit their bravery and determination]] along with [[DeusExMachina sheer dumb luck]] will often allow them to triumph.
# If possible, I will avoid having me and [[{{Mooks}} my]] [[RedshirtArmy forces]] engage [[{{Badass}} the]] [[OneManArmy hero]] in direct combat, as this usually won't end well. Whenever circumstances permit, I'll focus my efforts on assassinating the hero in as secretive and unexpected a manner as possible.
# It has been scientifically proven that nothing good can come out of leaving a hero alive for as long as possible. Any options for needless conversation or trying to take him prisoner will be thrown out, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim he will be killed immediately as soon as he becomes vulnerable]].
21st Oct '15 8:46:29 AM AHI-3000
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27th Jun '15 8:44:14 AM billybobfred
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# If I am [[DarkActionGirl female]], then I should not overuse the privilege of claiming the hero is "[[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]]", and under no means will I objectify myself.

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# If I am [[DarkActionGirl female]], then I should not overuse the privilege of claiming the hero is "[[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]]", and under no means will I objectify myself. If the hero actually is misogynist on a regular basis, I will first do my best to determine that I am not in an anti-feminist AuthorTract, and then call out his behavior as early and as often as possible to damage Team Good's morale.
8th Apr '15 12:02:11 PM MrUnderhill
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# If I ever decide to [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine have dinner with the hero]], I will not attempt to [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo poison him]]. There are ''far'' too many things that could go wrong. Instead, I will rig the room with lethal booby-traps.

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# If I ever decide to [[NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine have dinner with the hero]], I will not attempt to [[PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo poison him]].him]] through the food. There are ''far'' too many things that could go wrong. Instead, I will rig the room with lethal booby-traps. Or even something simple like a poisoned tack under the hero's seat. Not such a childish prank now, is it?
1st Apr '15 2:00:13 PM AHI-3000
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# Another {{time travel}} team will be sent to the pasts of any heroes and other enemies, where they will use any means possible to ensure that they won't grow up to become a threat to me. Whether this involves killing them, or covertly changing their lives will depend on what's more convenient.
# But when using {{time travel}}, I ''will'' make sure that what I am doing will not cause undesirable consequences or a {{time paradox}}. If I cannot be absolutely sure of that, no matter how tempting it may be, I will ''not'' use time travel at all.

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# Another {{time travel}} team will be sent to the pasts of any heroes and other enemies, where they will use any means possible to ensure that [[MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight they won't grow up to become a threat to me.me]]. Whether this involves killing them, or covertly changing their lives will depend on what's more convenient.
# But when using {{time travel}}, I ''will'' make sure that what I am doing will not cause [[ButterflyOfDoom undesirable consequences consequences]] or a {{time paradox}}. If I cannot be absolutely sure of that, no matter how tempting it may be, I will ''not'' use time travel at all.
1st Apr '15 1:50:13 PM AHI-3000
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# Should time travel become available, I shall send a team to my parents when I am an infant, and proclaim a fake prophecy that I am a {{chosen one}}. They will also launch a propaganda campaign about my false prophecy, scoring publicity and making my path to power easier.
# Another time travel team will be sent to the pasts of any heroes and other enemies, where they will use any means possible to ensure that they won't grow up to become a threat to me. Whether this involves killing them, or covertly changing their lives will depend on what's more convenient.
# But when using time travel, I ''will'' make sure that what I am doing will not cause undesirable consequences or a {{time paradox}}. If I cannot be absolutely sure of that, no matter how tempting it may be, I will ''not'' use time travel at all.

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# Should time travel {{time travel}} become available, I shall send a team to my parents when I am an infant, and proclaim a fake prophecy that I am a {{chosen one}}. They will also launch a propaganda campaign about my false prophecy, scoring publicity [[VillainWithGoodPublicity publicity]] and making my path to power easier.
# Another time travel {{time travel}} team will be sent to the pasts of any heroes and other enemies, where they will use any means possible to ensure that they won't grow up to become a threat to me. Whether this involves killing them, or covertly changing their lives will depend on what's more convenient.
# But when using time travel, {{time travel}}, I ''will'' make sure that what I am doing will not cause undesirable consequences or a {{time paradox}}. If I cannot be absolutely sure of that, no matter how tempting it may be, I will ''not'' use time travel at all.
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