History MagnificentBastard / Film

13th Jan '18 9:53:45 PM erforce
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* ''{{Whiplash}}'': Fletcher. [[spoiler: Luring Andrew into a false sense of security so that he could embarrass him in the film's final performance]] made for a devious reveal. [[spoiler: Luckily, Andrew is able to save face with his drum solo]].
* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''{{Whiplash}}'': ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'': Fletcher. [[spoiler: Luring Andrew into a false sense of security so that he could embarrass him in the film's final performance]] made for a devious reveal. [[spoiler: Luckily, Andrew is able to save face with his drum solo]].
* ''Film/XMen'':''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
3rd Jan '18 1:47:35 PM Asherinka
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** ''Film/IronMan'': [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane]] manipulated Tony Stark's kidnapping, sold weapons to both sides of an armed conflict, and was thorough enough to eliminate the witnesses not on his payroll. Who knows what else he'd been up to before the film started? If he'd [[spoiler:just killed Stark instead of leaving him to die of heart failure,]] he'd have succeeded with his plans to mass-produce Iron Man units. But we see his brilliance slip up when he tasks the very terrorists that he sells missiles to with killing the guy that makes the missiles! Of course they would kidnap Tony and force him to work for them!
** Loki of Asgard. In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', he [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulates]] the events behind his brother's banishment, then [[spoiler:helps the king of the Frost Giants attack Odin]] only to [[spoiler:kill him and launch what seems to be a justified attack on Jotunheim]], all while keeping Thor in the dark on Earth. Like the above example, his downfall is in lying to Thor about what's happening in Asgard, as it motivates Thor to become worthy of his hammer and reveals Loki as the [[BigBad villain]] after Thor reunites with Sif and the Warriors Three. Loki's role as a magnificent bastard is solidified in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' when he kicks off the film by opening a portal, stealing the Tesseract, killing about a dozen people, and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy taking control of the minds]] of [[spoiler:Hawkeye and Selvig]]. He later reveals his plot to seize control of Earth--all fueled by a [[DisproportionateRetribution personal vendetta]] against Thor. And in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki goes from being [[spoiler: confined to a jail cell, hated by all, never to see his mother in person again, for the rest of his very long life]] to [[spoiler: the King of Asgard, having faked his own death and taken on Odin's countenance. As a result, he now possesses the Tesseract, which was his goal for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Bravo, Loki - you little shit!]]

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** ''Film/IronMan'': [[spoiler:Obadiah Stane]] manipulated [[Characters/MCUIronMan Tony Stark's Stark]]'s kidnapping, sold weapons to both sides of an armed conflict, and was thorough enough to eliminate the witnesses not on his payroll. Who knows what else he'd been up to before the film started? If he'd [[spoiler:just killed Stark instead of leaving him to die of heart failure,]] he'd have succeeded with his plans to mass-produce Iron Man units. But we see his brilliance slip up when he tasks the very terrorists that he sells missiles to with killing the guy that makes the missiles! Of course they would kidnap Tony and force him to work for them!
** Loki [[Characters/MCULoki Loki]] of Asgard. In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', he [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulates]] the events behind his brother's banishment, then [[spoiler:helps the king of the Frost Giants attack Odin]] only to [[spoiler:kill him and launch what seems to be a justified attack on Jotunheim]], all while keeping Thor [[Characters/MCUThor Thor]] in the dark on Earth. Like the above example, his downfall is in lying to Thor about what's happening in Asgard, as it motivates Thor to become worthy of his hammer and reveals Loki as the [[BigBad villain]] after Thor reunites with Sif and the Warriors Three. Loki's role as a magnificent bastard is solidified in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' when he kicks off the film by opening a portal, stealing the Tesseract, killing about a dozen people, and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy taking control of the minds]] of [[spoiler:Hawkeye and Selvig]]. He later reveals his plot to seize control of Earth--all fueled by a [[DisproportionateRetribution personal vendetta]] against Thor. And in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Loki goes from being [[spoiler: confined to a jail cell, hated by all, never to see his mother in person again, for the rest of his very long life]] to [[spoiler: the King of Asgard, having faked his own death and taken on Odin's countenance. As a result, he now possesses the Tesseract, which was his goal for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Bravo, Loki - you little shit!]]
21st Dec '17 7:09:00 AM Njein
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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': Oberhauser/[[spoiler:Blofeld is definitely this. To put it simply, he's the true BigBad of the rebooted chronology and every single major event in the past three Craig Bond films is [[HijackedByGanon his doing.]]]] And he successfully causes more damage to Bond and MI6 than his predecessors by [[spoiler:putting them out of business with their asset running British intelligence and coming seconds away from making off with the collective intel possessed by the world's intelligence community]].

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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': Oberhauser/[[spoiler:Blofeld is definitely this. To put it simply, he's the true BigBad of the rebooted chronology and every single major event in the past three Craig Bond films is [[HijackedByGanon his his]] [[GreaterScopeVillain doing.]]]] And he successfully causes more long-term damage to Bond and MI6 than his predecessors by [[spoiler:putting them out of business with their asset running British intelligence and [[NearVillainVicotry coming seconds away away]] from making off with the collective intel possessed by the world's intelligence community]].
10th Sep '17 9:51:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'': Rotti Largo, who [[spoiler: planted poison in Nathan Wallace's home lab, thus killing the woman they both loved. Then he convinced Nathan that Marni's death was all his (Nathan's) fault and made him work as a Repo Man for GeneCo]]. And that's not much considering some of the other stuff he gets away with (and tries to get away with) in the movie. [[spoiler: In a deleted scene he managed to get Shilo to extract zydrate from her mother's corpse.]]

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* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'': Rotti Largo, who [[spoiler: planted poison in Nathan Wallace's home lab, thus killing the woman they both loved. Then he convinced Nathan that Marni's death was all his (Nathan's) fault and made him work as a Repo Man for GeneCo]].[=GeneCo=]]]. And that's not much considering some of the other stuff he gets away with (and tries to get away with) in the movie. [[spoiler: In a deleted scene he managed to get Shilo to extract zydrate from her mother's corpse.]]
28th Aug '17 1:15:11 AM EricW
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** Vulture from ''Film/SpidermanHomecoming''. He took what was left of a construction company and turned it into a powerful underground arms dealership by stealing Chitarui technology from Damage Control. He kept this up for eight years without leaving enough evidence to attract the FBI, and his operation was on such a small scale that the Avengers never noticed it. If not for Spider-Man's interference and a subordinate's incompetence, he would have likely been able to keep doing it till the day he retired. He's charismatic, a good boss for the most part (one accidental death the entire movie), and his jobs usually involve convey robberies from Iron Man! He's also able to [[spoiler: deduce Spider-Man's identity from just a few minutes of conversation with his daughter's date, and keeps it to himself to use later rather than getting into a fight right there.]]
26th Aug '17 6:07:57 AM Silverblade2
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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

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-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', '''ComicBook/TheJoker''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker shows off his skills at this in ''Suicide Squad'', while he's [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge getting Harley back from Waller]]. In short, he [[spoiler:finds out about the top-secret government blacksite Harley's held at,]] captures [[spoiler:and interrogates one of the guards at Belle Reve, gets into contact with Harley, busts into a weapons laboratory]], and [[spoiler:''steals a military helicopter, while it's in use'', [[JokerImmunity survives the helicopter crashing,]] and in the end [[spoiler:he breaks into Belle Reve itself--Belle Reve, the top-secret, maximum security government prison--dressed as a SWAT in a bulletproof vest ''emblazoned with his name'', and rescues Harley.]]

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Comicbook/TheJoker shows off his skills at this in ''Suicide Squad'', while he's [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge getting Harley back from Waller]]. In short, he [[spoiler:finds out about the top-secret government blacksite Harley's held at,]] captures [[spoiler:and interrogates one of the guards at Belle Reve, gets into contact with Harley, busts into a weapons laboratory]], and [[spoiler:''steals a military helicopter, while it's in use'', [[JokerImmunity survives the helicopter crashing,]] and in the end [[spoiler:he breaks into Belle Reve itself--Belle Reve, the top-secret, maximum security government prison--dressed as a SWAT in a bulletproof vest ''emblazoned with his name'', and rescues Harley.]]



** Raoul Silva from ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' is arguably the most magnificent of the Bond villains. He's essentially ''SelfDemonstration/TheJoker'' of the Bond franchise when it comes to how he sets up and executes plans, as Bond and the rest of MI6 is just barely able to prevent Silva's plans from being completely successful, let alone try catching up to him. Silva's most elaborate plan in the film involved him [[spoiler: escaping from MI6's prison, shooting up Parliament where M is being held on trial, and trying to kill/slow down Bond with a subway train he derailed-all of this happening ''within a single hour.'']]

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** Raoul Silva from ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' is arguably the most magnificent of the Bond villains. He's essentially ''SelfDemonstration/TheJoker'' ''ComicBook/TheJoker'' of the Bond franchise when it comes to how he sets up and executes plans, as Bond and the rest of MI6 is just barely able to prevent Silva's plans from being completely successful, let alone try catching up to him. Silva's most elaborate plan in the film involved him [[spoiler: escaping from MI6's prison, shooting up Parliament where M is being held on trial, and trying to kill/slow down Bond with a subway train he derailed-all of this happening ''within a single hour.'']]
11th Jul '17 5:08:03 AM Ezaxcks
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* [[TheHeavy The Collector]] from ''Film/DemonKnight''. The Collector's modus operandi is to zero in on the FatalFlaw of the residents and tempt them with ''anything'' he can use to get them to come over to his side, including but not limited to attractive women, promises of love and friendship, and offers of freedom from the hotel. And through it all Billy Zane is [[LargeHam having a lot of fun playing the part]].
11th Jun '17 11:57:54 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheProfessional'' (aka ''Leon''): Norman Stansfield is a corrupt DEA agent who casually shoots up an apartment, tells the owner he stopped right in front of him because [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] gets boring after his overtures, and even convinces the cops that it was self-defense, despite a single person in the apartment having a gun.

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* ''Film/TheProfessional'' (aka ''Leon''): Norman Stansfield is a corrupt DEA agent who casually shoots up an apartment, tells the owner he stopped right in front of him because [[LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] gets boring after his overtures, and even convinces the cops that it was self-defense, despite a single person in the apartment having a gun.
11th Apr '17 11:08:40 AM DemonsHorn
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* ''Film/TheBourneSeries'': Jason Bourne is a Magnificent Bastard. He's a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] of the greatest sort, [[XanatosSpeedChess amazingly able to work every new situation to his advantage.]] Just when you think you're closing in on him you realise [[BatmanGambit he has you right where he wants you, doing exactly what he wants you to do]]. He more or less did everything all on his own, holding off one of the most dangerous [[GovernmentConspiracy organisations in the US Government]] off him, and even taking the fight back to their doorstep, THREE times.

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* ''Film/TheBourneSeries'': Jason Bourne is a Magnificent Bastard. rare-heroic example. He's a exceptionally skilled at [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] of the greatest sort, planning]] [[XanatosSpeedChess amazingly able to work any and every new unfavorable situation to his advantage.]] Just when you the CIA think you're closing they've closed in on him you they realise [[BatmanGambit he has you them right where he wants you, them, doing exactly what he wants you them to do]]. He more or less did everything all on his own, had to fend for himself, holding off one of the most dangerous [[GovernmentConspiracy organisations in the US Government]] off him, and even taking the fight back to their doorstep, THREE times.



* The Film/DCExtendedUniverse:
** Comicbook/LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', whose magnificence is only exceeded by his bastardry. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbusiveParents daddy issues]], he spends the whole film effortlessly manipulating the titular heroes. Why? [[FreudianExcuse Because, when he was a boy, God never saved him from Daddy's "fists and abominations]]." Enter Superman, who challenges Lex's misotheoistic worldview just by ''being''. How does he do it? [[spoiler:He plays off of Batman's paranoia, getting him to want to fight Superman, which leads to Bats stealing Luthor's kryptonite, which can kill Supes.]] Then, he [[spoiler:kidnaps Martha Kent, and threatens to kill her unless Superman kills the Bat. If Comicbook/LoisLane hadn't intervened, Batman would have used his fancy kryptonite spear to murder the shit outta Supes.]] Then, even as his plan falls apart, [[spoiler:he unleashes Doomsday, the monster that ''[[TheBadGuyWins kills Superman]]'']].

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* The Film/DCExtendedUniverse:
** Comicbook/LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', whose magnificence is only exceeded by his bastardry. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbusiveParents daddy issues]], he spends the whole film effortlessly manipulating the titular heroes. Why? [[FreudianExcuse Because, when he was a boy, God never saved him from Daddy's "fists and abominations]]." Enter Superman, who challenges Lex's misotheoistic worldview just by ''being''. How does he do it? [[spoiler:He plays off of Batman's paranoia, getting him to want to fight Superman, which leads to Bats stealing Luthor's kryptonite, which can kill Supes.]] Then, he [[spoiler:kidnaps Martha Kent, and threatens to kill her unless Superman kills the Bat. If Comicbook/LoisLane hadn't intervened, Batman would have used his fancy kryptonite spear to murder the shit outta Supes.]] Then, even as his plan falls apart, [[spoiler:he unleashes Doomsday, the monster that ''[[TheBadGuyWins kills Superman]]'']].
Film/DCExtendedUniverse



** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': Oberhauser/[[spoiler:Blofeld is definitely this. To put it simply, he's the true BigBad of the rebooted chronology and every single major event in the past three Craig Bond films is [[TheChessmaster his doing.]]]] And he successfully causes more damage to Bond and MI6 than his predecessors by [[spoiler:putting them out of business with their asset running British intelligence and coming seconds away from making off with the collective intel possessed by the world's intelligence community]].

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** ''Film/{{Spectre}}'': Oberhauser/[[spoiler:Blofeld is definitely this. To put it simply, he's the true BigBad of the rebooted chronology and every single major event in the past three Craig Bond films is [[TheChessmaster [[HijackedByGanon his doing.]]]] And he successfully causes more damage to Bond and MI6 than his predecessors by [[spoiler:putting them out of business with their asset running British intelligence and coming seconds away from making off with the collective intel possessed by the world's intelligence community]].



** Solomon Lane. Throughout the film it is alluded to that Ethan may have finally met his match, and the levels of CrazyPrepared Lane shows is more than enough to support this theory. Look no further than the opera scene in Austria, where Lane not only sets up a sniper to assassinate the Chancellor, but two backup snipers just in case. And when ''that'' fails, he places a bomb inside the Chancellor's car to finish the job, and it works. [[spoiler: Thankfully, Ethan still manages to OutGambit Lane in the end, but man did he cut it close.]]
8th Jan '17 9:55:57 PM FordPrefect
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** Helmut Zemo, from ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. He [[spoiler:frames Bucky for an attack on the UN to start a manhunt against him, then after Bucky is captured, he impersonates a UN interrogator to activate Bucky's TriggerPhrase and cause him to remember the other Winter Soldiers. Finally, he leaks his ruse to the media, [[BatmanGambit counting on Tony Stark following Cap and Bucky to the Hydra compound in Siberia]] so he can accomplish his real plan: show Tony evidence that Bucky killed his parents, causing him to fly into a murderous rage and give Bucky and Cap a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. By the end, in spite of being captured by T'Challa, [[TheBadGuyWins he has still succeeded in what he planned to do]]: tear the Avengers apart.]] Even more impressive is that Zemo is [[VillainousUnderdog a normal man with no powers]], relying on [[TheChessmaster his planning skills]] and ThePowerOfHate]].

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** Helmut Zemo, from ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. He [[spoiler:frames Bucky for an attack on the UN to start a manhunt against him, then after Bucky is captured, he impersonates a UN interrogator to activate Bucky's TriggerPhrase and cause him to remember the other Winter Soldiers. Finally, he leaks his ruse to the media, [[BatmanGambit counting on Tony Stark following Cap and Bucky to the Hydra compound in Siberia]] so he can accomplish his real plan: show Tony evidence that Bucky killed his parents, causing him to fly into a murderous rage and give Bucky and Cap a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. By the end, in spite of being captured by T'Challa, [[TheBadGuyWins he has still succeeded in what he planned to do]]: tear the Avengers apart.]] Even more impressive is that Zemo is [[VillainousUnderdog a normal man with no powers]], relying on [[TheChessmaster his planning skills]] and ThePowerOfHate]].ThePowerOfHate.
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