History MagnificentBastard / Film

21st Jul '16 2:32:33 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': Maleficent is perhaps the most formidable Disney villain overall, with a great sense of class and style. Offended by not being invited to the Aurora's christening, she lures everyone into a false sense of hope, before cursing the infant Aurora to die by pricking her finger on the spindle. All before the sunset of her sixteenth birthday, causing a long period despair among the kingdom. In order to protect Aurora, Merryweather uses her remaining gift to ensure Aurora doesn't die. Despite this, the three fairies had to think outside of the box, as Maleficent is wise to their attempts to save her. Even when the fairies managed to stay under the radar by raising Aurora in secret, without using magic, they still had to take extreme precautions. Because of ''one small moment of weakness'', Maleficent managed to undo their hard work. Maleficent proves to be quite cunning; even after King Stephan had every spindle in the kingdom burned, she created a new one, fullfilling her evil prophecy. She even captured Prince Phillip to cruelly deconstruct the true love's kiss that would awaken Aurora. Having ultimately succeeding in her plans, Maleficent is the first Disney villain that required direct action for her defeat, as she was far too intelligent to be undone by her own hand. And being an immensely powerful fairy, it took the combined efforts of the three fairies, and Prince Phillip to even stand a chance.

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** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': Maleficent is perhaps the most formidable Disney villain overall, with a great sense of class and style. Offended by not being invited to the Aurora's christening, she lures everyone into a false sense of hope, before cursing the infant Aurora to die by pricking her finger on the spindle. All before the sunset of her sixteenth birthday, causing a long period despair among the kingdom. In order to protect Aurora, Merryweather uses her remaining gift to ensure Aurora doesn't die. Despite this, the three fairies had to think outside of the box, as Maleficent is wise to their attempts to save her. Even when the fairies managed to stay under the radar by raising Aurora in secret, without using magic, they still had to take extreme precautions. Because of ''one small moment of weakness'', Maleficent managed to undo their hard work. Maleficent proves to be quite cunning; even after King Stephan had every spindle in the kingdom burned, she created a new one, fullfilling fulfilling her evil prophecy. She even captured Prince Phillip to cruelly deconstruct yet ingeniously subvert the true love's kiss that would awaken Aurora.Aurora, by keeping him until he is old and decrepit, while gloating to her prisoner. Having ultimately succeeding in her plans, Maleficent is the first Disney villain that required direct action for her defeat, as she was far too intelligent to be undone by her own hand. And being an immensely powerful fairy, it took the combined efforts of the three fairies, and Prince Phillip to even stand a chance.
21st Jul '16 12:56:37 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'': Maleficent is perhaps the most formidable Disney villain overall, with a great sense of class and style. Offended by not being invited to the Aurora's christening, she lures everyone into a false sense of hope, before cursing the infant Aurora to die by pricking her finger on the spindle. All before the sunset of her sixteenth birthday, causing a long period despair among the kingdom. In order to protect Aurora, Merryweather uses her remaining gift to ensure Aurora doesn't die. Despite this, the three fairies had to think outside of the box, as Maleficent is wise to their attempts to save her. Even when the fairies managed to stay under the radar by raising Aurora in secret, without using magic, they still had to take extreme precautions. Because of ''one small moment of weakness'', Maleficent managed to undo their hard work. Maleficent proves to be quite cunning; even after King Stephan had every spindle in the kingdom burned, she created a new one, fullfilling her evil prophecy. She even captured Prince Phillip to cruelly deconstruct the true love's kiss that would awaken Aurora. Having ultimately succeeding in her plans, Maleficent is the first Disney villain that required direct action for her defeat, as she was far too intelligent to be undone by her own hand. And being an immensely powerful fairy, it took the combined efforts of the three fairies, and Prince Phillip to even stand a chance.
16th Jul '16 7:11:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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16th Jul '16 7:11:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->"''I just did what I do best; I took [[YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive your little plan]] and I turned it on itself.''"

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->"''I just did what I do best; I took [[YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive your little plan]] plan and I turned it on itself.''"



* ''Film/LastActionHero'': Benedict, an action-movie villain who escapes into the Real World. Toward the end of the film, he becomes so DangerouslyGenreSavvy that he's able to anticipate and exploit the genre-savviness of his rival Jack Slater.

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* ''Film/LastActionHero'': Benedict, an action-movie villain who escapes into the Real World. Toward the end of the film, he becomes so DangerouslyGenreSavvy that he's able to anticipate and exploit the genre-savviness of his rival Jack Slater.



** Solomon Lane. Throughout the film it is alluded to that Ethan may have finally met his match, and the levels of CrazyPrepared and DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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.]]

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** Solomon Lane. Throughout the film it is alluded to that Ethan may have finally met his match, and the levels of CrazyPrepared and DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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.]]
13th Jul '16 9:35:44 PM Ninja857142
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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'': Solomon Lane. Throughout the film it is alluded to that Ethan may have finally met his match, and the levels of CrazyPrepared and DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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.]]

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* ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'': ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'':
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Solomon Lane. Throughout the film it is alluded to that Ethan may have finally met his match, and the levels of CrazyPrepared and DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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.]]
** By this entry in the film series, Ethan himself is easily a heroic example. Despite being put in multiple lethal situations and being hunted by the CIA, he repeatedly manages to outwit and escape the CIA for ''months'', and unwaveringly focuses on his goal of hunting down the Syndicate. Despite being faced with some of the worst of setbacks, he manages to improvise. At the end, he [[spoiler:''magnificently'' [[OutGambitted out-gambits]] Lane.]] And ''unlike'' Lane, he is seriously lacking in resources, but manages to make do with what he's got. Alan Hunley sums it up well, right before [[spoiler:Ethan kidnaps the Prime Minister.]]
--->'''Alan Hunley:''' Hunt is uniquely trained and highly motivated. A specialist without equal, immune to any counter measures. There is no secret he cannot extract. No security he cannot breach. No person he cannot become. He has mostly likely anticipated this very conversation... and is waiting to strike in whatever direction we move. Sir. Hunt is the living manifestation of destiny. [[spoiler:And he has made you his mission.
]]
5th Jul '16 5:20:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/ThickAsThieves'': Keith Ripley (Creator/MorganFreeman), a master thief who has been manipulating the steps of Miami thief Gabriel Martin (AntonioBanderas) from beginning to end, in order to pull off a heist for some Faberge Eggs from a high security vault, and he does this with so much ''class'' that you have to just love the guy.

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* ''Film/ThickAsThieves'': Keith Ripley (Creator/MorganFreeman), a master thief who has been manipulating the steps of Miami thief Gabriel Martin (AntonioBanderas) (Creator/AntonioBanderas) from beginning to end, in order to pull off a heist for some Faberge Eggs from a high security vault, and he does this with so much ''class'' that you have to just love the guy.
26th Jun '16 9:26:31 PM Morgaus
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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 his doing.]]]]

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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 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]].
22nd Jun '16 12:50:49 PM ACW
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Senator / Chancellor / Emperor Palpatine. Sith-ness notwithstanding, he managed to shape the entire galaxy in his image, had manipulated every major event for the past two decades or so, and had kept everyone assured of his respectability and trustworthiness while doing so. As he declared himself ruler-for-life (and was ''applauded'' by the Senate for doing so) he could justifiably claim to have earned it. And his start to political prominence was over a seemingly minor trade dispute. Which he started. It helps [[AmbitionIsEvil he's motivated by pure ambition.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Senator / Chancellor / Emperor Palpatine.[[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Palpatine]]. Sith-ness notwithstanding, he managed to shape the entire galaxy in his image, had manipulated every major event for the past two decades or so, and had kept everyone assured of his respectability and trustworthiness while doing so. As he declared himself ruler-for-life (and was ''applauded'' by the Senate for doing so) he could justifiably claim to have earned it. And his start to political prominence was over a seemingly minor trade dispute. Which he started. It helps [[AmbitionIsEvil he's motivated by pure ambition.]]
16th May '16 6:40:51 PM mattthelurker
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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 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]].
16th May '16 6:39:54 PM mattthelurker
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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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