History MagnificentBastard / Anime

24th Oct '17 12:34:28 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** His older brother Schneizel lacks the theatrics, but more than makes up for it in sheer competence, [[spoiler:managing to wipe out all the progress that Lelouch made in over forty episodes in less than four minutes.]] However, Lelouch once again proves his superiority by [[spoiler:moving to a stronger position than before within one episode and then outmaneuvering his older brother into becoming a permanent mind-controlled slave of "Zero".]]

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** His older brother Schneizel lacks the theatrics, but more than makes up for it in sheer competence, [[spoiler:managing to wipe out all the progress that Lelouch made in over forty episodes in less than four minutes.]] However, It took Lelouch once again proves a HUGE effort to assert his superiority by [[spoiler:moving to a stronger position than before within one episode and then outmaneuvering his older brother into becoming a permanent mind-controlled slave of "Zero".]]



* Gyokuen Ren from ''Manga/{{Magi}}'' is not called the [[RedBaron Ko empire's witch for nothing]]. She married the emperor and gave him four children. She then lit an arson in which she had the emperor and their two eldest son burn in the fire with the youngest son watching in order to nurture his rage and desire for revenge. She then married the new emperor, her brother-in law. All this allowed her to extend her influence in the world and cause many wars with her evil cult to advance her plan. She also kidnapped Judar, the new magi, just when he was born to have him open dungeons for the empire army in order to reinforce the empire. Then, she poisoned her new husband after making him write a last will that decrees her the new empress of the most powerful country in the world. '''Then''' it is revealed she [[spoiler: is actually Queen Arba, the magi of Solomon, whom she betrayed. She has been swapping her mind from mothers to daughters for ''centuries'' to enact her revenge against Solomon. Even when her plan to manipulate Judar and Hakuryuu's desire for revenge to corrupt them backfires and has her killed, she still comes back in her daughter's body with a new plan. This time with her former enemy Sinbad.... ]] A total insane magnificent bitch indeed.

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* Gyokuen Ren from ''Manga/{{Magi}}'' is not called the [[RedBaron Ko empire's witch Empire's Witch for nothing]]. She married the emperor and gave him four children. She then lit an arson in which she had the emperor and their two eldest son burn in the fire with the youngest son watching in order to nurture his rage and desire for revenge. She then married the new emperor, her brother-in law. All this allowed her to extend her influence in the world and cause many wars with her evil cult to advance her plan. She also kidnapped Judar, the new magi, just when he was born to have him open dungeons for the empire army in order to reinforce the empire. Then, she poisoned her new husband after making him write a last will that decrees her the new empress of the most powerful country in the world. '''Then''' it is revealed she [[spoiler: is actually Queen Arba, the magi of Solomon, whom she betrayed. She has been swapping her mind from mothers to daughters for ''centuries'' to enact her revenge against Solomon. Even when her plan to manipulate Judar and Hakuryuu's desire for revenge to corrupt them backfires and has her host Gyokuen killed, she still comes back in her daughter's Gyokuen's daughter Hakuei's body with a new plan. This time with her former enemy Sinbad.... ]] A total insane magnificent bitch indeed.
20th Oct '17 8:35:50 AM ANewMan
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** 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 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.

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** While [[TheRival Vegeta]] was more TheStoic SmugSuper 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 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.
17th Oct '17 12:08:01 PM Isaac_Heller
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* Cell from ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'': In his imperfect form, Cell runs rings around the Z fighters as he masterfully evades their attempts to ambush him while draining countless cities of their population's bio extract. Upon finding himself sorely outclassed by Vegeta later in the series, Cell tricks the Saiyan prince into allowing him to absorb Android 18 by promising to provide him with an opportunity to test the full extent of his newfound power. In the ensuing rematch, he succeeds in reaping vengeance upon Vegeta by [[BreakTheHaughty breaking him down physically and psychologically.]] He then more or less toys with the Z-Warriors by forcing them to play by his own rules in the Cell Games or face outright annihilation. During the Cell Games, however, is when he starts to get [[SmugSuper more overconfident]] and the reason he loses in the end ironically enough, is that his plan to push all Gohan's {{Berserk Button}}s in order to make him a worthy challenge [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor ends up working]] [[GoneHorriblyRight far too well]] -- which, by the way, was essentially [[OutGambitted Goku's plan]].

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* Cell from ''Manga/{{Dragonball}}'': In his imperfect form, Cell runs rings around the Z fighters as he masterfully evades their attempts to ambush him while draining countless cities of their population's bio extract. Upon finding himself sorely outclassed by Vegeta later in the series, Cell tricks the Saiyan prince into allowing him to absorb Android 18 by promising to provide him with an opportunity to test the full extent of his newfound power. In the ensuing rematch, he succeeds in reaping vengeance upon Vegeta by [[BreakTheHaughty breaking him down physically and psychologically.]] He then more or less toys with the Z-Warriors by forcing them to play by his own rules in the Cell Games or face outright annihilation. During the Cell Games, however, is when he starts to get [[SmugSuper more overconfident]] and the reason he loses in the end ironically enough, is that his plan to push all Gohan's {{Berserk Button}}s in order to make him a worthy challenge [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor ends up working]] [[GoneHorriblyRight far too well]] -- which, by the way, was essentially [[OutGambitted Goku's plan]]. He ''regains'' his magnificence, however, when [[spoiler: he comes back from the seeming dead, more powerful than ever, and almost defeating Gohan and destroying the planet.]]
22nd Jul '17 11:45:25 PM darksoul4242
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* Gyokuen Ren from ''Manga/{{Magi}}'' is not called the [[RedBaron Ko empire's witch for nothing]]. She married the emperor and gave him four children. She then lit an arson in which she had the emperor and their two eldest son burn in the fire with the youngest son watching in order to nurture his rage and desire for revenge. She then married the new emperor, her brother-in law. All this allow her to extend her influence in the world and cause many wars with her evil cult to advance her plan. She also kidnapped Judar, the new magi, just when he was born to have him open dungeon for the empire army in order to reinforce the empire. Then, she poison her new husband after making him write a last will that decrees her the new empress of the most powerful country in the world. '''Then''' it is revealed she [[spoiler: is actually Queen Arba, the magi of Solomon, whom she betrayed. She has been swapping her mind from mothers to daughters for ''centuries'' to enact her revenge against Solomon. Even when her plan to manipulate Judar and Hakuryuu's desire for revenge to corrupt them backfires and has her killed, she still comes back in her daughter's body with a new plan. This time with her former ennemy Sinbad.... ]] A total insane magnificent bitch indeed.
* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[spoiler:While his EvilMentor was the one who started the [[AssimilationPlot Moon-Eye Plan]] and imparting Obito with the knowledge needed to implement the plan so that he could resurrected in the future and become a PhysicalGod. Obito in turn decides to use this for his own interests to become a PhysicalGod himself and never had any intention of reviving him. So from the time of death his EvilMentor practically everything was directed by Obito.]] This includes the manipulation of Nagato and Sasuke, reforming the peace organization Akatsuki into an organization consisting of dangerous criminals, leading this very organization from behind the scenes, and as a bonus he infiltrated his own organization pretending to be and convincing many people that [[ObfuscatingStupidity he was silly, goofy Tobi]] without particular reason except [[ItAmusedMe fun]]. He also manage to deceive the whole world [[ConsummateLiar making everyone who met him believe that he was the "true" Madara Uchiha]], and pretty much goads the entire world into a war against himself. When his plans to start slowly to fall apart because of unforeseen circumstances, he shows very good skills in XanatosSpeedChess. [[spoiler:So when Kabuto put his at a disadvantage threatening to bring back to life his EvilMentor and forced him into an unstable alliance, he uses the army Kabuto to his own advantage for the battle with the Alliance and gathering the tools in which to sealed two resurrected shinobi owning Nine-Tails chakra as a fallback in case if he will not be able to catch the remaining Tailed Beasts and to resurrect the Ten-Tails in any case. And even returned from the dead his EvilMentor not able to stop him since he [[OutGambitted outsmarts]] him, using his former best friend in order to remove seal established on his heart and becoming the first man from the time of [[FolkHero Sage of the Six Paths]] who seal in himself [[EldritchAbomination the Ten-Tails]] and became PhysicalGod.]]

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* Gyokuen Ren from ''Manga/{{Magi}}'' is not called the [[RedBaron Ko empire's witch for nothing]]. She married the emperor and gave him four children. She then lit an arson in which she had the emperor and their two eldest son burn in the fire with the youngest son watching in order to nurture his rage and desire for revenge. She then married the new emperor, her brother-in law. All this allow allowed her to extend her influence in the world and cause many wars with her evil cult to advance her plan. She also kidnapped Judar, the new magi, just when he was born to have him open dungeon dungeons for the empire army in order to reinforce the empire. Then, she poison poisoned her new husband after making him write a last will that decrees her the new empress of the most powerful country in the world. '''Then''' it is revealed she [[spoiler: is actually Queen Arba, the magi of Solomon, whom she betrayed. She has been swapping her mind from mothers to daughters for ''centuries'' to enact her revenge against Solomon. Even when her plan to manipulate Judar and Hakuryuu's desire for revenge to corrupt them backfires and has her killed, she still comes back in her daughter's body with a new plan. This time with her former ennemy enemy Sinbad.... ]] A total insane magnificent bitch indeed.
* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[spoiler:While his EvilMentor was the one who started the [[AssimilationPlot Moon-Eye Plan]] and imparting Obito with the knowledge needed to implement the plan so that he could resurrected in the future and become a PhysicalGod. Obito in turn decides to use this for his own interests to become a PhysicalGod himself and never had any intention of reviving him. So from the time of death his EvilMentor practically everything was directed by Obito.]] This includes the manipulation of Nagato and Sasuke, reforming the peace organization Akatsuki into an organization consisting of dangerous criminals, leading this very organization from behind the scenes, and as a bonus he infiltrated his own organization pretending to be and convincing many people that [[ObfuscatingStupidity he was silly, goofy Tobi]] without particular reason except [[ItAmusedMe fun]]. He also manage to deceive the whole world [[ConsummateLiar making everyone who met him believe that he was the "true" Madara Uchiha]], and pretty much goads the entire world into a war against himself. When his plans to start slowly to fall apart because of unforeseen circumstances, he shows very good skills in XanatosSpeedChess. [[spoiler:So when Kabuto put his puts him at a disadvantage threatening to bring back to life his EvilMentor and forced him into an unstable alliance, he uses the army brought by Kabuto to his own advantage for the battle with the Alliance and gathering the tools in which to were sealed two resurrected shinobi owning Nine-Tails chakra as a fallback in case if he will not be able to can't catch the remaining Tailed Beasts and to resurrect the Ten-Tails in any case. And even returned brought back from the dead dead, his EvilMentor not able was unable to stop him since he Obito [[OutGambitted outsmarts]] him, using his former best friend in order to remove seal established seals put on his heart and becoming the first man from since the time era of [[FolkHero the Sage of the Six Paths]] who seal sealed in himself [[EldritchAbomination the Ten-Tails]] and became a PhysicalGod.]]
22nd Jul '17 1:29:27 PM darksoul4242
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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''.

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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 when 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''.
16th May '17 12:52:05 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Gyokuen Ren from ''Manga/Magi'' is not called the [[RedBaron Ko empire's witch for nothing]]. She married the emperor and gave him four children. She then lit an arson in which she had the emperor and their two eldest son burn in the fire with the youngest son watching in order to nurture his rage and desire for revenge. She then married the new emperor, her brother-in law. All this allow her to extend her influence in the world and cause many wars with her evil cult to advance her plan. She also kidnapped Judar the new magi just when he was born to have him open dungeon for the empire army in order to reinforce the empire. Then, she poison her new husband after making him write a last will that decrees her the new empress of the most powerful country in the world. Then it is revealed she [[spoiler: is actually Arba, the magi of Solomon whom she betrayed. She has been swapping her mind from mother to daughter for ""centuries"" to enact her revenge against Solomon. Even when her plan to manipulate Judar and Hakuryuu's desire for revenge to corrupt them backfires and has her killed, she still comes back in her daughter's body with a new plan. This time with her former ennemy Sinbad.... ]] A total insane magnificent bitch indeed.

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* Gyokuen Ren from ''Manga/Magi'' ''Manga/{{Magi}}'' is not called the [[RedBaron Ko empire's witch for nothing]]. She married the emperor and gave him four children. She then lit an arson in which she had the emperor and their two eldest son burn in the fire with the youngest son watching in order to nurture his rage and desire for revenge. She then married the new emperor, her brother-in law. All this allow her to extend her influence in the world and cause many wars with her evil cult to advance her plan. She also kidnapped Judar Judar, the new magi magi, just when he was born to have him open dungeon for the empire army in order to reinforce the empire. Then, she poison her new husband after making him write a last will that decrees her the new empress of the most powerful country in the world. Then '''Then''' it is revealed she [[spoiler: is actually Queen Arba, the magi of Solomon Solomon, whom she betrayed. She has been swapping her mind from mother mothers to daughter daughters for ""centuries"" ''centuries'' to enact her revenge against Solomon. Even when her plan to manipulate Judar and Hakuryuu's desire for revenge to corrupt them backfires and has her killed, she still comes back in her daughter's body with a new plan. This time with her former ennemy Sinbad.... ]] A total insane magnificent bitch indeed.
13th May '17 2:03:37 PM Eddy1215
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* Manga/DGrayman: Even though very little is known about him, the more we learn about NEA D Campbell, the more he appears as this. [[spoiler: His desire to achieve his ambition, that is to kill the millenium earl and take his place is so fierce that he orchestrated a plan that involved his own death at the end of the earl to be reincarnated decades later with absolutely no guarantee that everything would to just as planned. He is charismatic enough to rally humans to his cause when he himself is a human hater and wishes to kill them all. He has also shown to be very manipulative, impersonating others to reach his ends.]]

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* Manga/DGrayman: ''Manga/DGrayman'': Even though very little is known about him, the more we learn about NEA D Campbell, the more he appears as this. [[spoiler: His desire to achieve his ambition, that is to kill the millenium earl and take his place is so fierce that he orchestrated a plan that involved his own death at the end of the earl to be reincarnated decades later with absolutely no guarantee that everything would to just as planned. He is charismatic enough to rally humans to his cause when he himself is a human hater and wishes to kill them all. He has also shown to be very manipulative, impersonating others to reach his ends.]]
13th May '17 12:09:48 PM Skylentt
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* Manga/DGrayman: Even though very little is known about him, the more we learn about NEA D Campbell, the more he appears as this. [[spoiler: His desire to achieve his ambition, that is to kill the millenium earl and take his place is so fierce that he orchestrated a plan that involved his own death at the end of the earl to be reincarnated decades later with absolutely no guarantee that everything would to just as planned. He is charismatic enough to rally humans to his cause when he himself is a human hater and wishes to kill them all. He has also shown to be very manipulative, impersonating others to reach his ends.

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* Manga/DGrayman: Even though very little is known about him, the more we learn about NEA D Campbell, the more he appears as this. [[spoiler: His desire to achieve his ambition, that is to kill the millenium earl and take his place is so fierce that he orchestrated a plan that involved his own death at the end of the earl to be reincarnated decades later with absolutely no guarantee that everything would to just as planned. He is charismatic enough to rally humans to his cause when he himself is a human hater and wishes to kill them all. He has also shown to be very manipulative, impersonating others to reach his ends.]]
13th May '17 12:06:16 PM Skylentt
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* Manga/DGrayman: Even though very little is known about him, the more we learn about NEA D Campbell, the more he appears as this. [[spoiler: His desire to achieve his ambition, that is to kill the millenium earl and take his place is so fierce that he orchestrated a plan that involved his own death at the end of the earl to be reincarnated decades later with absolutely no guarantee that everything would to just as planned. He is charismatic enough to rally humans to his cause when he himself is a human hater and wishes to kill them all. He has also shown to be very manipulative, impersonating others to reach his ends.
9th May '17 5:08:24 PM Skylentt
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* Gyokuen Ren from ''Manga/Magi'' is not called the [[RedBaron Ko empire's witch for nothing]]. She married the emperor and gave him four children. She then lit an arson in which she had the emperor and their two eldest son burn in the fire with the youngest son watching in order to nurture his rage and desire for revenge. She then married the new emperor, her brother-in law. All this allow her to extend her influence in the world and cause many wars with her evil cult to advance her plan. She also kidnapped Judar the new magi just when he was born to have him open dungeon for the empire army in order to reinforce the empire. Then, she poison her new husband after making him write a last will that decrees her the new empress of the most powerful country in the world. Then it is revealed she [[spoiler: is actually Arba, the magi of Solomon whom she betrayed. She has been swapping her mind from mother to daughter for ""centuries"" to enact her revenge against Solomon. Even when her plan to manipulate Judar and Hakuryuu's desire for revenge to corrupt them backfires and has her killed, she still comes back in her daughter's body with a new plan. This time with her former ennemy Sinbad.... ]] A total insane magnificent bitch indeed.
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