History MagnificentBastard / Anime

28th Aug '16 6:14:29 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Aizen fakes his own death and fools all of his former superiors and former subordinates, takes over the world of hollows, and plays the LargeHam role to its finest when he undergoes multiple transformations that drastically increase his own power. All to obtain the PlotDevice that'll help him enter the realm of divinity. However, towards the end, he becomes so reliant on the PlotDevice to increase his power to the level required that Ichigo overpowering him causes him to melt down in a VillainousBSOD. This allows him to be defeated by [[TheChessmaster Urahara]] and be imprisoned in a FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Until the end of the Thousand Year Old Blood War, where Aizen cuts an EnemyMine deal with Soul Society that allows him to learn from his errors, use his own remaining powers and ''recover'' his MagnificentBastard credentials, as he beautifully counters the character who follows and his troops...]]

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** Sousuke Aizen fakes his own death and fools all of his former superiors and former subordinates, takes over the world of hollows, and plays the LargeHam role to its finest when he undergoes multiple transformations that drastically increase his own power. All to obtain the PlotDevice that'll help him enter the realm of divinity. However, towards the end, he becomes so reliant on the PlotDevice to increase his power to the level required that Ichigo overpowering him causes him to melt down in a VillainousBSOD. This allows him to be defeated by [[TheChessmaster Urahara]] and be imprisoned in a FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Until the end of the Thousand Year Old Blood War, where Aizen cuts an EnemyMine deal with Soul Society that allows him to learn from his errors, use his own remaining powers and ''recover'' his MagnificentBastard credentials, as he beautifully counters the character who follows and his troops...]]


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** Mayuri Kurotsuchi began as a CardCarryingVillain MadScientist, but as time passed he became a serious candidate for this trope. He reappears in the Arrancar arc by stepping in the way of his fellow MadScientist Szayelaporro, counters all of his techniques in increasingly CrazyPrepared ways, deals him one magnificent TheReasonYouSuckSpeech that pulverizes his motivations and finishes it with one HELL of a CruelAndUnusualDeath. He's later one of the few Captains who [[spoiler: can talk back to a completely pissed off Yamamoto and make [[JerkassHasAPoint quite the points]] as he does so]], keeps his Bankai whe the Vandenreich steal almost all of them from the Captains, counteracts [[spoiler: Giselle Gewelle]]'s ''extremely'' hard to fight back against battle techniques, etc. It says a lot that he's a Captain despite his absolute dickery, since everyone is Soul Society is clearly aware that ''he's too much of a danger if he's let loose''.
17th Aug '16 11:11:05 PM R.G.
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* [[AntiVillain Satsuki Kiruyin]] from ''Anime/KillLaKill''. She takes advantage of Ryuko Matoi's arrival at Honoji Academy, using Ryuko's battles with her AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil to make the final adjustments to her Goku Uniforms to stage a full scale invasion of Japan, while also purging the system of any dissenters for good measure. Ryuko herself later points that out.

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* [[AntiVillain Satsuki Kiruyin]] from ''Anime/KillLaKill''. She takes advantage of Ryuko Matoi's arrival at Honoji Honouji Academy, using Ryuko's battles with her AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil to make the final adjustments to her Goku Uniforms to stage a full scale invasion of Japan, while also purging the system of any dissenters for good measure. Ryuko herself later points that out.
17th Aug '16 7:08:52 PM R.G.
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* [[AntiVillain Satsuki Kiruyin]] from ''[[Anime/KillLaKill]]''. She takes advantage of Ryuko Matoi's arrival at Honoji Academy, using Ryuko's battles with her AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil to make the final adjustments to her Goku Uniforms to stage a full scale invasion of Japan, while also purging the system of any dissenters for good measure. Ryuko herself later points that out.

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* [[AntiVillain Satsuki Kiruyin]] from ''[[Anime/KillLaKill]]''.''Anime/KillLaKill''. She takes advantage of Ryuko Matoi's arrival at Honoji Academy, using Ryuko's battles with her AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil to make the final adjustments to her Goku Uniforms to stage a full scale invasion of Japan, while also purging the system of any dissenters for good measure. Ryuko herself later points that out.
17th Aug '16 7:07:57 PM R.G.
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* [[AntiVillain Satsuki Kiruyin]] from ''[[Anime/KillLaKill]]''. She takes advantage of Ryuko Matoi's arrival at Honoji Academy, using Ryuko's battles with her AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil to make the final adjustments to her Goku Uniforms to stage a full scale invasion of Japan, while also purging the system of any dissenters for good measure. Ryuko herself later points that out.
4th Aug '16 10:19:44 AM Willbyr
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* Souma Saiki from ''SakuraGari'' is mostly a BrokenAce, but shows shades of this -- ''specially'' when he [[spoiler: deals a spectacular [[KarmicDeath and fatal]] HumiliationConga to his ex-lover [[{{Yandere}} Katsuragi]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil for raping/torturing Masataka]], his MoralityPet.]]

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* Souma Saiki from ''SakuraGari'' ''Manga/SakuraGari'' is mostly a BrokenAce, but shows shades of this -- ''specially'' when he [[spoiler: deals a spectacular [[KarmicDeath and fatal]] HumiliationConga to his ex-lover [[{{Yandere}} Katsuragi]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil for raping/torturing Masataka]], his MoralityPet.]]
26th Jul '16 12:42:17 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': One manga had Momoka's father try to force her into another private school, causing Fuyuki and the others to stand up to him. [[spoiler: The end reveals that Dark Momoka planned the whole thing. She told her dad that she wanted to go to a private school so he could meet and gain respect for Fuyuki.]]
26th Jul '16 5:17:04 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Aizen fakes his own death and fools all of his former superiors and former subordinates, takes over the world of hollows, and plays the LargeHam role to its finest when he undergoes multiple transformations that drastically increase his own power. All to obtain the PlotDevice that'll help him enter the realm of divinity. However, towards the end, he becomes so reliant on the PlotDevice to increase his power to the level required that Ichigo overpowering him causes him to melt down in a VillainousBSOD. This allows him to be defeated by [[TheChessmaster Urahara]].
** Yhwach sends an emissary party to Yamamoto informing him Soul Society will be at war in five days that consists of Yamamoto losing half his entire division in three minutes. Less than 24 hours later, his army invades, taking out more than half the Gotei 13 and multiple captains and lieutenants. [[spoiler:He also kills Yamamoto by exposing Yamamoto to a doombot that manages to draw out Yamamoto's Bankai. Once Yamamoto's power is exposed, Yhwach is able to steal it and kill Yamamoto. He's also carefully implanted soul fragments in all of the shinigami that have fought Quincies, allowing to feed off their power - when any individual dies, Yhwach gets stronger: so every time the shinigami win a fight, they're actually losing.]]

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** Aizen fakes his own death and fools all of his former superiors and former subordinates, takes over the world of hollows, and plays the LargeHam role to its finest when he undergoes multiple transformations that drastically increase his own power. All to obtain the PlotDevice that'll help him enter the realm of divinity. However, towards the end, he becomes so reliant on the PlotDevice to increase his power to the level required that Ichigo overpowering him causes him to melt down in a VillainousBSOD. This allows him to be defeated by [[TheChessmaster Urahara]].
Urahara]] and be imprisoned in a FateWorseThanDeath. [[spoiler: Until the end of the Thousand Year Old Blood War, where Aizen cuts an EnemyMine deal with Soul Society that allows him to learn from his errors, use his own remaining powers and ''recover'' his MagnificentBastard credentials, as he beautifully counters the character who follows and his troops...]]
** Yhwach sends an emissary party to Yamamoto informing him Soul Society will be at war in five days that consists of Yamamoto losing half his entire division in three minutes. Less than 24 hours later, his army invades, taking out more than half the Gotei 13 and multiple captains and lieutenants. [[spoiler:He also kills Yamamoto by exposing Yamamoto to a doombot that manages to draw out Yamamoto's Bankai. Once Yamamoto's power is exposed, Yhwach is able to steal it and kill Yamamoto. He's also carefully implanted soul fragments in all of the shinigami that have fought Quincies, allowing to feed off their power - when any individual dies, Yhwach gets stronger: so every time the shinigami win a fight, they're actually losing.]] This guy is such a MagnificentBastard that [[spoiler: when Ichigo manages to ''finally'' merge all of his powers in a VERY powerful Bankai ''plus'' unite his Hollow, Quincy and human sides... Yhwach counters this and ''horribly curbstomps him''. It takes ''Aizen's'' return to action and him uniting forces with Ichigo and his current partner Renji to retake the lead.]]
10th Jun '16 5:27:00 PM Morgaus
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* [[BigBad Director Kakuzawa]] from ''Manga/ElfenLied''. He practically has everything fall into his hands, has people dance in the palm of his hands and almost always has a [[TheStoic stoic face]] and lets little bother him. He's practically a textbook example of what a [[LovetoHate good]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate villain]] might be like and one can't deny that he's got some [[WickedCultured style]]. Whether itís [[BadBoss using his own employees]] like pawns, firing off vector virus missiles or having a second diclonius son at the ready, he seems [[CrazyPrepared prepared for anything]].
6th Jun '16 2:03:02 PM DoctorTItanX
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** Yhwach sends an emissary party to Yamamoto informing him Soul Society will be at war in five days that consists of Yamamoto losing half his entire division in three minutes. Less than 24 hours later, his army invades, taking out more than half the Gotei 13 and multiple captains and lieutenants. [[spoiler:He also kills Yamamoto by exposing Yamamoto to doombot that manages to draw out Yamamoto's bankai. Once Yamamoto's power is exposed, Yhwach is able to steal it and kill Yamamoto. He's also carefully implanted soul fragments in all of the shinigami that have fought quincies, allowing to feed off their power - when any individual dies, Yhwach gets stronger: so every time the shinigami win a fight, they're actually losing.]]

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** Yhwach sends an emissary party to Yamamoto informing him Soul Society will be at war in five days that consists of Yamamoto losing half his entire division in three minutes. Less than 24 hours later, his army invades, taking out more than half the Gotei 13 and multiple captains and lieutenants. [[spoiler:He also kills Yamamoto by exposing Yamamoto to a doombot that manages to draw out Yamamoto's bankai.Bankai. Once Yamamoto's power is exposed, Yhwach is able to steal it and kill Yamamoto. He's also carefully implanted soul fragments in all of the shinigami that have fought quincies, Quincies, allowing to feed off their power - when any individual dies, Yhwach gets stronger: so every time the shinigami win a fight, they're actually losing.]]
26th Mar '16 8:47:30 PM ObsidianFire
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** King Piccolo, Cell's predecessor, counts as well. He was truly the ''[[KnightOfCerebus original]]'' MagnificentBastard of the entire '''series'''. His first course of action upon being reborn is to send out his henchmen to assassinate every great martial artist in order to prevent anyone from using the Mafuba technique against him ever again. When he beats Goku down the first time they met, he checks for a pulse before assuming he's dead. Too bad for him that Goku's heart started again after he left. He was also GenreSavvy enough to realize the heroes would most likely attempt to stop him with the Dragon Balls either before or after he got his own wish so, at first, he swallowed them. Then he threw them back up once there was sure there was no-one else around left to challenge him and, to finish it off, he killed Chiaotzu when he attempted to give his own wish and interfere with Piccolo's before he could finish. After having his wish granted, he then proceeded to one-hit-kill Shenron with his breath blast just to ensure that none of the heroes could ever attempt to use the Dragon Balls to defeat him.
** While [[TheRival Vegeta]] was more TheStoic in his debut saga, he did show shades of this. Notably when he told [[TheBrute Nappa]] to stop fighting the good guys and wait three hours for Goku to arrive because he wanted to break Goku's spirits by crushing his son and remaining friends in front of him once he got there, when he avoided Goku's spirit bomb and Krillin's disc attack meant to cut off his tail while in Oozaru form, and when he [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy immediately realized his false moon would still be in effect the moment he saw Gohan's tail had grown back, prompting him to attempt to remove it.]] In the Namek saga, however, he ascended to full Magnificent Bastardry. He successfully hides his true power from Frieza and his men so that not even their scouters detect it, revealing his secret of doing this to the unsuspecting Cui before killing him. He outmaneuvers Dodoria and kills him only after being told a secret about the Saiyans' destruction. Then he implements his strategy for obtaining the Dragon Balls that will allow him to wish for eternal life: he figures he'll take just one Dragon Ball from a Namekian village and hide it underwater, then lie in wait for Frieza to gather the remaining balls. And not only is this exactly what he does, but he ends up acquiring five balls from Frieza's ship when he's taken there after losing to Zarbon in order to have his health restored (Frieza had hoped he'd tell him where his hidden Dragon Ball was), meaning he took them right ''from under Frieza's nose!'' He takes the last ball from Krillin after he had made full use of a Saiyan's power growing stronger after a previous defeat by killing Zarbon. The only reason his plan falls apart is because Gohan finds the Dragon Ball hidden underwater using a Dragon Ball locator. Even after this failure and being forced into an EnemyMine with the good guys, Vegeta continues to employ cunning plans and come dangerously close to having his way. He lost this magnificence after his first revival due to [[CharacterizationMarchesOn his characterization being altered significantly]] to being a HotBlooded, foul tempered AntiHero, but damn if he wasn't impressive as a bad guy.
** Where's Super Buu on this list? He was the most DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain in the history of the series and he was only person in the history of the series that was able to OutGambit '''Piccolo''' of all people by [[spoiler:wiping out all of humanity in only a few minutes when Piccolo was expecting him to take hours to do it, so that Goten and Trunks got extra time to train, and on top of that, ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy never even leaving Kami's lookout while doing it]]]]''. He then masterfully pulled off a XanatosSpeedChess, when [[spoiler:he noticed Gohan's growing power, and so he fought against Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks and tested the limits of his strength and his weaknesses (e.g. fusion limit). After briefly fighting Gohan and finding himself overwhelmed, he goes through an intentional SuperPowerMeltdown, knowing he will regenerate and buys time (and getting Goten and Trunks to recuperate, to fuse again). When he returns he goads Goten and Trunks into fusing again at full power and absorbs Gotenks and Piccolo into his being, deciding 30 minutes is more than enough to handle Gohan, and he was right in that regard. Goku then arrives and the fusion breaks down. Goku says Gohan alone is strong enough to defeat Buu, but then Buu reveals that he planned for this eventuality as well, and had a piece of himself ready to absorb Gohan the whole time, who he goaded into standing still until it was too late.]] He was also the only villain that did '''''not''''' succumb to BondVillainStupidity, which is very atypical for this series. For example, his reaction when Goku attempts to fuse with Gohan?
--->'''Buu:''' Even if you fuse, you'll be no match for me... [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy but why take the chance? I'll kill you both now!]]

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** King Piccolo, Cell's predecessor, counts as well. He was truly the ''[[KnightOfCerebus original]]'' MagnificentBastard of the entire '''series'''. His first course of action upon being reborn is to send out his henchmen to assassinate every great martial artist in order to prevent anyone from using the Mafuba technique against him ever again. When he beats Goku down the first time they met, he checks for a pulse before assuming he's dead. Too bad for him that Goku's heart started again after he left. He was also GenreSavvy smart enough to realize the heroes would most likely attempt to stop him with the Dragon Balls either before or after he got his own wish so, at first, he swallowed them. Then he threw them back up once there was sure there was no-one else around left to challenge him and, to finish it off, he killed Chiaotzu when he attempted to give his own wish and interfere with Piccolo's before he could finish. After having his wish granted, he then proceeded to one-hit-kill Shenron with his breath blast just to ensure that none of the heroes could ever attempt to use the Dragon Balls to defeat him.
** While [[TheRival Vegeta]] was more TheStoic in his debut saga, he did show shades of this. Notably when he told [[TheBrute Nappa]] to stop fighting the good guys and wait three hours for Goku to arrive because he wanted to break Goku's spirits by crushing his son and remaining friends in front of him once he got there, when he avoided Goku's spirit bomb and Krillin's disc attack meant to cut off his tail while in Oozaru form, and when he [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy immediately realized his false moon would still be in effect the moment he saw Gohan's tail had grown back, prompting him to attempt to remove it.]] it. In the Namek saga, however, he ascended to full Magnificent Bastardry. He successfully hides his true power from Frieza and his men so that not even their scouters detect it, revealing his secret of doing this to the unsuspecting Cui before killing him. He outmaneuvers Dodoria and kills him only after being told a secret about the Saiyans' destruction. Then he implements his strategy for obtaining the Dragon Balls that will allow him to wish for eternal life: he figures he'll take just one Dragon Ball from a Namekian village and hide it underwater, then lie in wait for Frieza to gather the remaining balls. And not only is this exactly what he does, but he ends up acquiring five balls from Frieza's ship when he's taken there after losing to Zarbon in order to have his health restored (Frieza had hoped he'd tell him where his hidden Dragon Ball was), meaning he took them right ''from under Frieza's nose!'' He takes the last ball from Krillin after he had made full use of a Saiyan's power growing stronger after a previous defeat by killing Zarbon. The only reason his plan falls apart is because Gohan finds the Dragon Ball hidden underwater using a Dragon Ball locator. Even after this failure and being forced into an EnemyMine with the good guys, Vegeta continues to employ cunning plans and come dangerously close to having his way. He lost this magnificence after his first revival due to [[CharacterizationMarchesOn his characterization being altered significantly]] to being a HotBlooded, foul tempered AntiHero, but damn if he wasn't impressive as a bad guy.
** Where's Super Buu on this list? He was the most DangerouslyGenreSavvy smartest villain in the history of the series and he was only person in the history of the series that was able to OutGambit '''Piccolo''' of all people by [[spoiler:wiping out all of humanity in only a few minutes when Piccolo was expecting him to take hours to do it, so that Goten and Trunks got extra time to train, and on top of that, ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy never ''never even leaving Kami's lookout while doing it]]]]''.it]]''. He then masterfully pulled off a XanatosSpeedChess, when [[spoiler:he noticed Gohan's growing power, and so he fought against Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks and tested the limits of his strength and his weaknesses (e.g. fusion limit). After briefly fighting Gohan and finding himself overwhelmed, he goes through an intentional SuperPowerMeltdown, knowing he will regenerate and buys time (and getting Goten and Trunks to recuperate, to fuse again). When he returns he goads Goten and Trunks into fusing again at full power and absorbs Gotenks and Piccolo into his being, deciding 30 minutes is more than enough to handle Gohan, and he was right in that regard. Goku then arrives and the fusion breaks down. Goku says Gohan alone is strong enough to defeat Buu, but then Buu reveals that he planned for this eventuality as well, and had a piece of himself ready to absorb Gohan the whole time, who he goaded into standing still until it was too late.]] He was also the only villain that did '''''not''''' succumb to BondVillainStupidity, which is very atypical for this series. For example, his reaction when Goku attempts to fuse with Gohan?
--->'''Buu:''' Even if you fuse, you'll be no match for me... [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy but why take the chance? I'll kill you both now!]]now!



** Trafalgar Law, after the TimeSkip. He become one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea in order to get in close on Caesar Clown in order to stop his production of the SAD, a chemical crucial in the production of artificial devil fruits, but he also used this attempt to press Donquixote Doflamingo [[spoiler:into quitting the Warlords]]. He is GenreSavvy enough to befriend the protagonist, forming an alliance with him to take down Kaidou of the Four Emperors (who wanted the SAD chemical). And last, but not least: he tricked Caesar Clown into stabbing what Clown thought was Smoker's heart, while it in reality was the heart of [[spoiler:his own second in command, Monet seconds before she would have released an attack that would have killed everyone except for Clown, which he would have been perfectly fine with]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.

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** Trafalgar Law, after the TimeSkip. He become one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea in order to get in close on Caesar Clown in order to stop his production of the SAD, a chemical crucial in the production of artificial devil fruits, but he also used this attempt to press Donquixote Doflamingo [[spoiler:into quitting the Warlords]]. He is GenreSavvy smart enough to befriend the protagonist, forming an alliance with him to take down Kaidou of the Four Emperors (who wanted the SAD chemical). And last, but not least: he tricked Caesar Clown into stabbing what Clown thought was Smoker's heart, while it in reality was the heart of [[spoiler:his own second in command, Monet seconds before she would have released an attack that would have killed everyone except for Clown, which he would have been perfectly fine with]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
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