History MagnificentBastard / ComicBooks

27th Mar '17 2:15:48 AM HeyFella
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. He has pulled every Gambit in [[GambitIndex the book]] in his [[ComicBookTime 70 year long career.]]
** ComicBook/RasAlGhul, who, out of all the Batman villains, poses the biggest threat globally. He too, like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, has pulled almost every single plan and gambit one could think of for his final goal of wiping out ninety percent of the world's population. Add his [[AffablyEvil polite exterior]] and cunning mind, and you have one Batman villain who is ''not'' to be trifled with.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. He has pulled every Gambit in [[GambitIndex the book]] in his [[ComicBookTime 70 year long career.]]
** ComicBook/RasAlGhul, who, out of all the Batman villains, poses the biggest threat globally. He too, like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, has pulled almost every single plan and gambit one could think of for his final goal of wiping out ninety percent of the world's population. Add his [[AffablyEvil polite exterior]] and cunning mind, and you have one Batman villain who is ''not'' to be trifled with.
4th Mar '17 12:15:11 PM nombretomado
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* Loki, [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] expert [[XanatosSpeedChess free-form, improv manipulator]]. Not only does this guy play the big boys in the Marvel Universe, this is a guy who regularly improvises the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt end of freaking nine worlds]] armed primarily with [[ManipulativeBastard mischief]] and [[ConsummateLiar his lying tongue]]. And he's brought about Ragnarok multiple times. How many baddies have the chops to pull that off? He also lies regularly so well that no one can tell his lies from truth. Loki almost always gets what he wants. He's one of the few beings to have made a deal with Mephisto and come out on top.

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* Loki, [[MarvelComics [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] expert [[XanatosSpeedChess free-form, improv manipulator]]. Not only does this guy play the big boys in the Marvel Universe, this is a guy who regularly improvises the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt end of freaking nine worlds]] armed primarily with [[ManipulativeBastard mischief]] and [[ConsummateLiar his lying tongue]]. And he's brought about Ragnarok multiple times. How many baddies have the chops to pull that off? He also lies regularly so well that no one can tell his lies from truth. Loki almost always gets what he wants. He's one of the few beings to have made a deal with Mephisto and come out on top.



* Doctor Doom is a perfect example in the [[MarvelComics Marvel Universe]]. Through a lethal combination of magic, technological prowess, and manipulative brilliance he's been their definitive supervillain, and the BigBad of more crisis crossovers than can conveniently be counted. When a Norse God and the Devil both consider you a WorthyOpponent you qualify in a major way.

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* Doctor Doom is a perfect example in the [[MarvelComics Marvel Universe]].Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Through a lethal combination of magic, technological prowess, and manipulative brilliance he's been their definitive supervillain, and the BigBad of more crisis crossovers than can conveniently be counted. When a Norse God and the Devil both consider you a WorthyOpponent you qualify in a major way.
6th Jan '17 5:53:25 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/BombQueen, the {{Stripperiffic}} VillainProtagonist of her self-titled {{Image}} Comics book. The iron-fisted dictator of [[ViceCity New Port City]] has, in no particular order: wiped out the rest of her original villain team; turned New Port City into a place where ''nothing'' is illegal in designed "Crime Zones"; stolen [[spoiler:a government supercomputer, the powers of the demon lord Desarak and her clone Bomb Teen (the latter of which was "born" from her supercomputer)]]; kept New Port City's mayor under her control with sex and verbal assaults, casually killing anyone standing near him when she blasts a hole through his office wall (repeatedly to the point of being a RunningGag); orchestrated terror attacks on the cities of other Image superheroes; [[spoiler:repeatedly foiled the plots of the GovernmentConspiracy (which created her) to have her killed]]; and [[spoiler:indirectly killed an innocent girl roped into her co-worker's attempt to interview Bomb Queen for their website]]. She is still a VillainWithGoodPublicity within her city. Outside her city, she has absolutely no protection under US law; she manages to [[KarmaHoudini avoid justly-deserved punishments every time]].

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* ComicBook/BombQueen, the {{Stripperiffic}} VillainProtagonist of her self-titled {{Image}} Comics Creator/ImageComics book. The iron-fisted dictator of [[ViceCity New Port City]] has, in no particular order: wiped out the rest of her original villain team; turned New Port City into a place where ''nothing'' is illegal in designed "Crime Zones"; stolen [[spoiler:a government supercomputer, the powers of the demon lord Desarak and her clone Bomb Teen (the latter of which was "born" from her supercomputer)]]; kept New Port City's mayor under her control with sex and verbal assaults, casually killing anyone standing near him when she blasts a hole through his office wall (repeatedly to the point of being a RunningGag); orchestrated terror attacks on the cities of other Image superheroes; [[spoiler:repeatedly foiled the plots of the GovernmentConspiracy (which created her) to have her killed]]; and [[spoiler:indirectly killed an innocent girl roped into her co-worker's attempt to interview Bomb Queen for their website]]. She is still a VillainWithGoodPublicity within her city. Outside her city, she has absolutely no protection under US law; she manages to [[KarmaHoudini avoid justly-deserved punishments every time]].
7th Aug '16 10:09:35 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/LexLuthor, of ''TheDCU''. Since the eighties, he's been well entrenched in Magnificent Bastardry. He's run the gamut from crime boss to respected billionaire, to President of the United States, and despite every set back, has always managed to have the charges dropped and kept on rolling. Perhaps the best demonstration of this comes in ''ComicBook/TheBlackRing'', wherein he outthinks, outplans, and outfights every major contender for the title of DC's greatest villain, briefly obtaining the [[PhysicalGod power of God]].

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* ComicBook/LexLuthor, of ''TheDCU''.''Franchise/TheDCU''. Since the eighties, he's been well entrenched in Magnificent Bastardry. He's run the gamut from crime boss to respected billionaire, to President of the United States, and despite every set back, has always managed to have the charges dropped and kept on rolling. Perhaps the best demonstration of this comes in ''ComicBook/TheBlackRing'', wherein he outthinks, outplans, and outfights every major contender for the title of DC's greatest villain, briefly obtaining the [[PhysicalGod power of God]].
16th Jul '16 7:06:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[GodOfEvil Anathos]], from ComicBook/LesLegendaires, big time. He put in place a {{plan}} ''years'' before his first appearance in the series in order to come back amongst the living. Whereas most characters will fall for the NoManOfWomanBorn trick, this guy was so DangerouslyGenreSavvy he ''used it to his advantage'' as part of his plan B. As a result, the Gambit worked, despite the opposition of the protagonists, the BigBad and an EldritchAbomination. He scarred the heroes to life and almost [[OmnicidalManiac eradicated humanity]]...

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* [[GodOfEvil Anathos]], from ComicBook/LesLegendaires, big time. He put in place a {{plan}} ''years'' before his first appearance in the series in order to come back amongst the living. Whereas most characters will fall for the NoManOfWomanBorn trick, this guy was so DangerouslyGenreSavvy he ''used it to his advantage'' as part of his plan B. As a result, the Gambit worked, despite the opposition of the protagonists, the BigBad and an EldritchAbomination. He scarred the heroes to life and almost [[OmnicidalManiac eradicated humanity]]...
16th Jul '16 7:06:17 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->'''Nite Owl:''' ''Christ, you seriously planned all this MadScientist stuff? I mean, when was this hopeless black fantasy supposed to happen? When were you planning to do it.''
->'''[[spoiler: Ozymandias]]:''' ''Do it? Dan, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall I'm not a Republic serial villain]]. Do you seriously think I'd explain my masterstroke if there was the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? [[YouAreTooLate I did it thirty-five minutes ago.]]''
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''
16th Jun '16 8:03:24 PM nombretomado
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* [[{{Thanos}} Thanos of Titan]], another example from the MarvelUniverse, and arguably the quintessential one, at least for the company's cosmic landscape. A premier mover and shaker in many important storylines (if not ''the'' main focus altogether), he has a knack for successfully manipulating both sides of the fence (sometimes both at once) time and time again, despite his true nature being common knowledge to everyone.

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* [[{{Thanos}} [[ComicBook/{{Thanos}} Thanos of Titan]], another example from the MarvelUniverse, and arguably the quintessential one, at least for the company's cosmic landscape. A premier mover and shaker in many important storylines (if not ''the'' main focus altogether), he has a knack for successfully manipulating both sides of the fence (sometimes both at once) time and time again, despite his true nature being common knowledge to everyone.
11th Jun '16 8:48:27 PM nombretomado
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* Tao of ''WildCATs'' and ''ComicBook/{{Sleeper}}''. Genetically engineered tactical supergenius turned nearly unstoppable crime lord, Tao wins fights just by opening his mouth - by the time he's done with you, you'll probably have signed up with him. (Failing that, you'll be mindwiped, in a coma, or have been shot by your own allies - going up against this guy just doesn't pay.)

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* Tao of ''WildCATs'' ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' and ''ComicBook/{{Sleeper}}''. Genetically engineered tactical supergenius turned nearly unstoppable crime lord, Tao wins fights just by opening his mouth - by the time he's done with you, you'll probably have signed up with him. (Failing that, you'll be mindwiped, in a coma, or have been shot by your own allies - going up against this guy just doesn't pay.)
5th Apr '16 11:08:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* SinCity is filled with manipulation but Dwight [=McCarthy=] is probably at the top of the heap. To give you an idea, in his first story arc, he was on the run form the cops, severely wounded, had no place to go, and had the Old Town girls ready to kick him out of the neighborhood or be killed by Miho. After about one page of dialogue, he got Miho on his side and had the Old Town girls not only giving him shelter but helping him get revenge on the BigBad.

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* SinCity ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is filled with manipulation but Dwight [=McCarthy=] is probably at the top of the heap. To give you an idea, in his first story arc, he was on the run form the cops, severely wounded, had no place to go, and had the Old Town girls ready to kick him out of the neighborhood or be killed by Miho. After about one page of dialogue, he got Miho on his side and had the Old Town girls not only giving him shelter but helping him get revenge on the BigBad.
24th Jan '16 10:54:54 AM nombretomado
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* [[{{Sub-Mariner}} Namor]], the Marvel king of Atlantis and on again off again super villain can pull this off on occasion. Like when he joined the heroic "Illuminati" of Iron Man and Mr. Fantastic, and the villainous Illuminati of Doom and Norman Osborn immediately after.

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* [[{{Sub-Mariner}} [[ComicBook/SubMariner Namor]], the Marvel king of Atlantis and on again off again super villain can pull this off on occasion. Like when he joined the heroic "Illuminati" of Iron Man and Mr. Fantastic, and the villainous Illuminati of Doom and Norman Osborn immediately after.
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