History MagnificentBastard / Other

22nd Aug '17 6:04:48 PM Hjortron18
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bls1KKDwmo This 2014 Super Bowl Commercial for Jaguar]] could just as easily pass for a trailer for ''Magnificent Bastards: The Movie''. Basically three Magnificent Bastards (played by BenKingsley, MarkStrong, and TomHiddleston, no less!) discussing the very ''essence'' of what makes them so Magnificent! "Oh, yes...it's good to be bad."

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bls1KKDwmo This 2014 Super Bowl Commercial for Jaguar]] could just as easily pass for a trailer for ''Magnificent Bastards: The Movie''. Basically three Magnificent Bastards (played by BenKingsley, MarkStrong, Creator/BenKingsley, Creator/MarkStrong, and TomHiddleston, Creator/TomHiddleston, no less!) discussing the very ''essence'' of what makes them so Magnificent! "Oh, yes...it's good to be bad."
20th Aug '17 8:37:49 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* Music/Voltaires' "When You're Evil" is so gleeful as he recounts all his evil deeds.

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* Music/Voltaires' Music/{{Voltaire}}'s "When You're Evil" is so gleeful as he recounts all his evil deeds.
16th Jul '17 12:23:51 AM RoninMacbeth
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* Amazingly, UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, the TropeNamer himself, is ''not'' an example. Rommel was an AntiVillain at worst, sparing or even rescuing enemy prisoners and refugees where his fellow commanders would've shot them personally. He was Magnificent not because he was a Bastard with style, but because he wasn't an apathetic Bastard at all. In fact, he was popular enough with both his rivals and his enemies that he was allowed to commit suicide rather than face trial and execution for treason (the difference being the latter would've had his family executed as well). [[note]]Rommel was going to die anyway, for his ties to the July 20th Plot to kill Hitler (historical evidence is muddled on whether or not he was a conspirator, but the Nazis believed it enough to have Rommel killed). However, due to Rommel's massive popularity with the troops, German high command was worried that if they announced Rommel to be a traitor to the Reich, they would face a widespread uprising within the Wehrmacht. Simply put, Rommel was so popular that if the Nazi command called him a traitor, a large number of the army would wonder what had caused ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Rommel]]'' of all people to become a traitor, and would begin questioning their orders.[[/note]]

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* Amazingly, UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, the TropeNamer himself, is ''not'' an example. Rommel was an AntiVillain at worst, sparing or even rescuing enemy prisoners and refugees where his fellow commanders would've shot them personally. He was Magnificent not because he was a Bastard with style, but because he wasn't an apathetic Bastard at all. In fact, he was popular enough with both his rivals and his enemies that he was allowed to commit suicide rather than face trial and execution for treason (the difference being the latter would've had his family executed as well). [[note]]Rommel was going to die anyway, for his ties to the July 20th Plot to kill Hitler (historical evidence is muddled on whether or not he was a conspirator, but the Nazis believed it enough to have Rommel killed). However, due to Rommel's massive popularity with the troops, German high command was worried that if they announced Rommel to be a traitor to the Reich, they would face a widespread uprising within the Wehrmacht. Simply put, Rommel was so popular that if the Nazi command called him a traitor, a large number of the army [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness would wonder what had caused ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness caused]] ''[[TheParagon Rommel]]'' of all people to become a traitor, and would begin questioning their orders.[[/note]]
30th Jan '17 3:47:58 PM MasterFuzzy
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* Makuta Teridax from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Schemed to wrest control of the universe away from [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] [[spoiler: and succeeded!]] Even though he's prideful and has a tendency of underestimating his opponents, the Master of Shadows really is awesome in all the ways it takes to fulfill the criteria of this trope. He doesn't just use one BatmanGambit or XanatosGambit at a time; no, he COMBINES them so that if the Toa lose, he eliminates his competition, and if they win, they just unknowingly further his plans.

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* Makuta Teridax from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Schemed to wrest control of the universe away from [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] [[spoiler: and succeeded!]] Even though he's prideful and has a tendency of underestimating his opponents, the Master of Shadows really is awesome in all the ways it takes to fulfill the criteria of this trope. He doesn't just use one Basically every story year has a BatmanGambit or XanatosGambit at inside of a time; no, he COMBINES them so that XanatosGambit; if the Toa lose, he eliminates his competition, and if they win, they just unknowingly further his plans.
30th Jan '17 3:43:58 PM MasterFuzzy
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* Makuta Teridax from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Schemed to wrest control of the universe away from [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] [[spoiler: and succeeded!]] Even though he's prideful and has a tendency of underestimating his opponents, the Master of Shadows really is awesome in all the ways it takes to fulfill the criteria of this trope

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* Makuta Teridax from ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Schemed to wrest control of the universe away from [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] [[spoiler: and succeeded!]] Even though he's prideful and has a tendency of underestimating his opponents, the Master of Shadows really is awesome in all the ways it takes to fulfill the criteria of this trope
trope. He doesn't just use one BatmanGambit or XanatosGambit at a time; no, he COMBINES them so that if the Toa lose, he eliminates his competition, and if they win, they just unknowingly further his plans.
21st Oct '16 6:38:50 PM rjd1922
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** Unlike Satan, [[{{God}} YHWH]] has been portrayed at this since the beginning(also a GuileHero to those that don't take the GodIsEvil interpretation), able to pull off the XanatosGambit through guiding and mentoring people instead of [[TheOmnipotent His absolute power.]] Some of His best work includes The Book of Job, where He proves to Satan that [[RousseauWasRight his servants won't stray the path]] despite what happens, and [[RousseauWasRight he's still a good person]] and everything with [[UsefulNotes/JesusChrist His human manifestation]], especially [[ThanatosGambit the Crucifixion.]]

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** Unlike Satan, [[{{God}} YHWH]] has been portrayed at this since the beginning(also beginning (also a GuileHero to those that don't take the GodIsEvil interpretation), able to pull off the XanatosGambit through guiding and mentoring people instead of [[TheOmnipotent His absolute power.]] Some of His best work includes The Book of Job, where He proves to Satan that [[RousseauWasRight his servants won't stray the path]] despite what happens, and [[RousseauWasRight he's still a good person]] and everything with [[UsefulNotes/JesusChrist His human manifestation]], especially [[ThanatosGambit the Crucifixion.]]
10th Oct '16 5:38:17 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* Amazingly, UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, the TropeNamer himself, is ''not'' an example. Rommel was an AntiVillain at worst, sparing or even rescuing enemy prisoners and refugees where his fellow commanders would've shot them personally. He was Magnificent not because he was a Bastard with style, but because he wasn't a Bastard at all. In fact, he was popular enough with both his rivals and his enemies that he was allowed to commit suicide rather than face trial and execution for treason (the difference being the latter would've had his family executed as well). [[note]]Rommel was going to die anyway, for his ties to the July 20th Plot to kill Hitler (historical evidence is muddled on whether or not he was a conspirator, but the Nazis believed it enough to have Rommel killed). However, due to Rommel's massive popularity with the troops, German high command was worried that if they announced Rommel to be a traitor to the Reich, they would face a widespread uprising within the Wehrmacht. Simply put, Rommel was so popular that if the Nazi command called him a traitor, a large number of the army would wonder what had caused ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Rommel]]'' of all people to become a traitor, and would begin questioning their orders.[[/note]]

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* Amazingly, UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, the TropeNamer himself, is ''not'' an example. Rommel was an AntiVillain at worst, sparing or even rescuing enemy prisoners and refugees where his fellow commanders would've shot them personally. He was Magnificent not because he was a Bastard with style, but because he wasn't a an apathetic Bastard at all. In fact, he was popular enough with both his rivals and his enemies that he was allowed to commit suicide rather than face trial and execution for treason (the difference being the latter would've had his family executed as well). [[note]]Rommel was going to die anyway, for his ties to the July 20th Plot to kill Hitler (historical evidence is muddled on whether or not he was a conspirator, but the Nazis believed it enough to have Rommel killed). However, due to Rommel's massive popularity with the troops, German high command was worried that if they announced Rommel to be a traitor to the Reich, they would face a widespread uprising within the Wehrmacht. Simply put, Rommel was so popular that if the Nazi command called him a traitor, a large number of the army would wonder what had caused ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Rommel]]'' of all people to become a traitor, and would begin questioning their orders.[[/note]]
1st Jul '16 11:15:35 PM nombretomado
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* Makuta Teridax from ''{{Bionicle}}''. Schemed to wrest control of the universe away from [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] [[spoiler: and succeeded!]] Even though he's prideful and has a tendency of underestimating his opponents, the Master of Shadows really is awesome in all the ways it takes to fulfill the criteria of this trope

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* Makuta Teridax from ''{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Schemed to wrest control of the universe away from [[PhysicalGod Mata Nui]] [[spoiler: and succeeded!]] Even though he's prideful and has a tendency of underestimating his opponents, the Master of Shadows really is awesome in all the ways it takes to fulfill the criteria of this trope
30th May '16 5:18:01 PM FordPrefect
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* Wrestling/{{Raven}} during his ECW run was (And still is) considered to be one of the most [[GeniusBruiser intelligent]], [[DarkMessiah manipulative]] and [[LoveToHate charismatic]] wrestlers in the business. He's also an outright GeniusBruiser, having an [=IQ=] of 160.

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* Wrestling/{{Raven}} during his ECW run was (And (and still is) considered to be one of the most [[GeniusBruiser intelligent]], [[DarkMessiah manipulative]] and [[LoveToHate charismatic]] wrestlers in the business. He's also an outright GeniusBruiser, having an [=IQ=] of 160.
30th May '16 5:14:50 PM FordPrefect
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* Some tellings of "The Scorpion and the Frog" depict the scorpion as being this, in stark contrast to [[StupidEvil how the original story depicted him]]. After convincing the frog to let him ride him across the river, the scorpion stings and kills the frog because [[ILied he knew how to swim all along]]; he knew the frog was too much of a altruist to refuse help, so he lied in order to trick his hated enemy into making himself vulnerable.

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* Some tellings of "The Scorpion and the Frog" depict the scorpion as being this, in stark contrast to [[StupidEvil how the original story depicted him]]. After convincing the frog to let him ride him across the river, the scorpion stings and kills the frog because [[ILied he knew how to swim all along]]; he knew the frog was too much of a an altruist to refuse help, so he lied in order to trick his hated enemy into making himself vulnerable.
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