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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.
15th Apr '17 10:24:49 AM flodoris
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* ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion]]'' is full of these, with the AntiHero Lelouch being one of the best examples ever.
** He turns a weak regional rebellion into a massive world war against his father, all while under the guise of the ''[[Memes/CodeGeass fabulously]]'' [[LargeHam theatrical]] [[MaskPower masked persona]], [[MyHeroZero Zero]]. Let's break down Lelouch's [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastardry.]]
** First, we see him [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] AN ENTIRE BRITANNIAN PLATOON with a handful of the remaining members of [[LaResistance La Resistance]] still in the area, [[TheChessmaster all while treating it like a game of chess.]]
** Next, we see him playing the Japan Liberation Front against the Britannians to buy enough time to cause A FREAKING MUDSLIDE to annihilate the enemy forces and nearly capture Cornelia.
** After that, we see him PREDICTING MAO'S RESPONSES FOR A RECORDED CONVERSATION TO DISTRACT HIM FROM THE POLICE.
** 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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* ''[[Anime/CodeGeass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion]]'' is full of these, with the AntiHero :
** [[AntiHero
Lelouch being Lamperouge]] is one of the best examples ever.
** He turns a weak regional rebellion into a massive world war against his father, all while under the guise of the ''[[Memes/CodeGeass fabulously]]'' [[LargeHam theatrical]] [[MaskPower masked persona]], [[MyHeroZero Zero]].
ever. Let's break down Lelouch's [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastardry.]]
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]] First, he turns a weak regional rebellion into a massive world war against his father, all while under the guise of the ''[[Memes/CodeGeass fabulously]]'' [[LargeHam theatrical]] [[MaskPower masked persona]], [[MyHeroZero Zero]]. Next, we see him [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] AN ENTIRE BRITANNIAN PLATOON with a handful of the remaining members of [[LaResistance La Resistance]] still in the area, [[TheChessmaster all while treating it like a game of chess.]]
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]] Next, we see him playing the Japan Liberation Front against the Britannians to buy enough time to cause A FREAKING MUDSLIDE to annihilate the enemy forces and nearly capture Cornelia.
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Cornelia. After that, we see him PREDICTING MAO'S RESPONSES FOR A RECORDED CONVERSATION TO DISTRACT HIM FROM THE POLICE.
** 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 [[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".]]



* [[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 Akatsuki of the peace organization in organization consisting of dangerous criminals, leading this very organization from behind the scenes, and as a bonus he infiltrating in 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 forcing everyone who met him believe that he a "true" Uchiha Madara]] 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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* [[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 Akatsuki of the peace organization in Akatsuki into an organization consisting of dangerous criminals, leading this very organization from behind the scenes, and as a bonus he infiltrating in 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 forcing making everyone who met him believe that he a was the "true" Uchiha Madara]] 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.]]
11th Apr '17 5:59:50 PM CelPrevXXVI
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11th Apr '17 5:59:49 PM CelPrevXXVI
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* Many ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series have featured, at some point or another, a MagnificentBastard as an antagonist.
** Kycillia Zabi from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', as evidenced by her lengthy and carefully calculated campaign to seize control from her older brother Gihren, as well as her skill as a battlefield commander. Various spin offs, like ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamThePlotToAssassinateGihren'' and ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' have expounded on her abilities as both a military leader and a behind the scenes manipulator, making her an excellent fit.
** Not to be outdone, ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' featured the deviously intelligent [[DarkMessiah Paptimus Scirocco]], who quietly manipulated his way from common lacky to becoming the head of the Titans, killing off everyone else who got in his way with a flair and style that just made it hard not to root for the guy as a villain.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' has the Axis Zeon leader Haman Khan. A ruthless LadyOfWar who manipulates and outsmarts almost everyone in ''Zeta'', fights with honor in both series, and is so damn stylish at the same time. It rather telling that the one person that Paptimus Scirocco is cautious of (and has a healthy amount of respect for) is ''her''.
** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', only one man stands as the concrete definition of this trope: Treize Khushrenada. How did he make the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]] fall into [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy OZ]]'s clutches? [[spoiler:Freely give the location of the Federation council's meeting to the [[LaResistance Gundam pilots.]]]] And it ended [[spoiler:with the pilot killing the leader [[NiceJobBreakingItHero who was ready to start peace talks,]] stripping the pilots from colony support, and making them have a [[HeroicBSOD (rather) minor mental breakdown.]]]] Considering the goal of the [[ColonyDrop ''real'' Operation Meteor]], it is possible that his goal is to [[spoiler:strip all the bad guys (the ObstructiveBureaucrat Earth Sphere Alliance members, the Romefeller Foundation [[WarForFunAndProfit who had their hand in financing the war,]] and the war-toting colonist rebels) from their power in one go.]] In the end, he's ultimately victorious, roping the Gundam pilots into serving as muscle for his plan to launch TheWarToEndAllWars, and dying on his own terms.
** Next, from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'', we have Rau le Creuset, a man so intelligent and erudite he managed to [[spoiler:mask his ever encroaching insanity and [[CloningBlues the fact that he is a clone]] from all of those around him.]] Out of all of the ''Gundam'' villains, it is quite possible that he is the only one who came closest to his goal, [[spoiler:eradicating all of humanity.]]
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' BigBad Gilbert Durandal may also count; he certainly has the ManipulativeBastard, {{Chessmaster}}, and XanatosSpeedChess ability to make a good try, and has [[AntiVillain fairly]] [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans sympathetic]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist goals]] to boot.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' Aeolia Schenberg ([[spoiler:from beyond the grave!]]) Fucking. Ribbons. Almark.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE]]'' Any "plot necessary" male character, except Kio. Seriously. Flit [[spoiler: builds the Gundam and passes it down for 60 years for revenge against the Vagan for killing his mom and Yurin]]. Grodek [[spoiler: shipjacks the Diva (TECHNICALLY on orders) for the same reason as Flit, in the very same attack too, except it's his wife and daughter, makes a deal with the space Mafia for ships, goes AWOL and basically goes renegade to attack the enemy because the regular army are sad sacks.]] Wolf, well, he's small potatoes. Just getting his own custom (better than) military mech. Quite illegal, by his own admission. Kiddie theft of the Gundam doesn't count. I guess [[spoiler: aiding and abetting, and putting a piece in Johnny Law's face may start to qualify.]] That's just the first three characters. The bad guys orchestrated the whole thing [[spoiler: and are actually the victims! They're the supposed good guys! They only did it because they want to go home!]]
24th Feb '17 5:17:48 PM Frem3
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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', only one man stands as the concrete definition of this trope: Treize Kushrenada. How did he make the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]] fall into [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy OZ]]'s clutches? [[spoiler:Freely give the location of the Federation council's meeting to the [[LaResistance Gundam pilots.]]]] And it ended [[spoiler:with the pilot killing the leader [[NiceJobBreakingItHero who was ready to start peace talks,]] stripping the pilots from colony support, and making them have a [[HeroicBSOD (rather) minor mental breakdown.]]]] Considering the goal of the [[ColonyDrop ''real'' Operation Meteor]], it is possible that his goal is to [[spoiler:strip all the bad guys (the ObstructiveBureaucrat Earth Sphere Alliance members, the Romefeller Foundation [[WarForFunAndProfit who had their hand in financing the war,]] and the war-toting colonist rebels) from their power in one go.]] In the end, he's ultimately victorious, roping the Gundam pilots into serving as muscle for his plan to launch TheWarToEndAllWars, and dying on his own terms.

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** In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', only one man stands as the concrete definition of this trope: Treize Kushrenada.Khushrenada. How did he make the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]] fall into [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy OZ]]'s clutches? [[spoiler:Freely give the location of the Federation council's meeting to the [[LaResistance Gundam pilots.]]]] And it ended [[spoiler:with the pilot killing the leader [[NiceJobBreakingItHero who was ready to start peace talks,]] stripping the pilots from colony support, and making them have a [[HeroicBSOD (rather) minor mental breakdown.]]]] Considering the goal of the [[ColonyDrop ''real'' Operation Meteor]], it is possible that his goal is to [[spoiler:strip all the bad guys (the ObstructiveBureaucrat Earth Sphere Alliance members, the Romefeller Foundation [[WarForFunAndProfit who had their hand in financing the war,]] and the war-toting colonist rebels) from their power in one go.]] In the end, he's ultimately victorious, roping the Gundam pilots into serving as muscle for his plan to launch TheWarToEndAllWars, and dying on his own terms.
16th Feb '17 6:30:05 PM Bek-359
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam 00]]'' Aeolia Schenberg ([[spoiler:from beyond the grave!]]) Fucking. Ribbons. Almark.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam AGE]]'' Any "plot necessary" male character, except Kio. Seriously. Flit [[spoiler: builds the Gundam and passes it down for 60 years for revenge against the Vagan for killing his mom and Yurin]]. Grodek [[spoiler: shipjacks the Diva (TECHNICALLY on orders) for the same reason as Flit, in the very same attack too, except it's his wife and daughter, makes a deal with the space Mafia for ships, goes AWOL and basically goes renegade to attack the enemy because the regular army are sad sacks.]] Wolf, well, he's small potatoes. Just getting his own custom (better than) military mech. Quite illegal, by his own admission. Kiddie theft of the Gundam doesn't count. I guess [[spoiler: aiding and abetting, and putting a piece in Johnny Law's face may start to qualify.]] That's just the first three characters. The bad guys orchestrated the whole thing [[spoiler: and are actually the victims! They're the supposed good guys! They only did it because they want to go home!]]

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' Aeolia Schenberg ([[spoiler:from beyond the grave!]]) Fucking. Ribbons. Almark.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE Gundam AGE]]'' Any "plot necessary" male character, except Kio. Seriously. Flit [[spoiler: builds the Gundam and passes it down for 60 years for revenge against the Vagan for killing his mom and Yurin]]. Grodek [[spoiler: shipjacks the Diva (TECHNICALLY on orders) for the same reason as Flit, in the very same attack too, except it's his wife and daughter, makes a deal with the space Mafia for ships, goes AWOL and basically goes renegade to attack the enemy because the regular army are sad sacks.]] Wolf, well, he's small potatoes. Just getting his own custom (better than) military mech. Quite illegal, by his own admission. Kiddie theft of the Gundam doesn't count. I guess [[spoiler: aiding and abetting, and putting a piece in Johnny Law's face may start to qualify.]] That's just the first three characters. The bad guys orchestrated the whole thing [[spoiler: and are actually the victims! They're the supposed good guys! They only did it because they want to go home!]]
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