History MagnificentBastard / Film

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]].
30th Apr '16 8:48:14 PM ReddishGuy1
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** LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', whose magnificence is only exceeded by his bastardry. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbsiveParents 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 Lois 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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** LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', whose magnificence is only exceeded by his bastardry. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbsiveParents [[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 Lois 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]]'']].
22nd Apr '16 1:01:22 AM ACW
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** LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', who's magnificence is only exceeded by his [[CompleteMonster bastardry]]. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbsiveParents 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 Lois 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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** LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', who's whose magnificence is only exceeded by his [[CompleteMonster bastardry]].bastardry. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbsiveParents 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 Lois 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]]'']].
15th Apr '16 10:02:46 PM Eddy1215
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** LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', who's magnificence is only exceeded by his [[CompleteMonster bastardry]]. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbsiveParents daddy issues]], he spends the whole film effortlessly manipulating th 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 Batmans paranoia, getting him to want to fight Superman, which leads to Bats stealing Luthors kryptonite, which can kill Supes.]] Then, he [[spoiler:kidnaps Martha Kent, and threatens to kill her unless Superman kills the Bat. If Lois 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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** LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', who's magnificence is only exceeded by his [[CompleteMonster bastardry]]. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbsiveParents daddy issues]], he spends the whole film effortlessly manipulating th 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 Batmans Batman's paranoia, getting him to want to fight Superman, which leads to Bats stealing Luthors Luthor's kryptonite, which can kill Supes.]] Then, he [[spoiler:kidnaps Martha Kent, and threatens to kill her unless Superman kills the Bat. If Lois 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]]'']].
15th Apr '16 9:48:03 PM CainandAble
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* The Film/DCExtendedUniverse:
** LexLuthor, the BigBad of ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', who's magnificence is only exceeded by his [[CompleteMonster bastardry]]. A rich boy with a plethora of [[AbsiveParents daddy issues]], he spends the whole film effortlessly manipulating th 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 Batmans paranoia, getting him to want to fight Superman, which leads to Bats stealing Luthors kryptonite, which can kill Supes.]] Then, he [[spoiler:kidnaps Martha Kent, and threatens to kill her unless Superman kills the Bat. If Lois 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]]'']].
15th Mar '16 12:47:19 AM JayRomeo
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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. [[spoiler: Ethan still manages to OutGambit Lane in the end, but man did he cut it close.]]

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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.]]
14th Mar '16 11:45:44 PM JayRomeo
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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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