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24th Feb '17 9:08:55 AM Larkmarn
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** Korra Book Two brings us Varrick, the goofy, charismatic UnclePennybags of an executive who befriends our heroes in the first few episodes before talking them into helping him escalate a regional conflict into a full-scale war, smuggle in weapons, organise a small military coup, and buy up everything they own ''whilst still keeping them completely convinced that he's on their side''. As he cheerfully puts it, "If you can't make money during a war, then you just plain can't make money!" By the time anyone finally realizes he's only out for himself, he's already succeeded in [[spoiler:stealing all of Asami's remaining goods then convinced her he's "saved" her company by buying it out]]. He then gets the only person who suspects him thrown in jail, and, if Bolin hadn't happened to spot the boat left by his soldiers, he likely would've succeeded in [[spoiler:kidnapping President Raiko]] and convincing Republic City to send troops to the war front, earning him even more money. Even when he's jailed, [[GracefulLoser he's not phased by it]], since his company made the prison and he designed himself a LuxuryPrisonSuite in the likely event he ended up in there. He then lends the Krew his personal battleship as an act of goodwill. [[spoiler:He ends the season escaping justice by taking advantage of the chaos Vaatu is causing and using a hang-glider which he ''just happened'' to have smuggled into his jail cell in the event an aerial escape opportunity presented itself]]. When he's next seen in Book 3, it's in Zaofu, [[KarmaHoudini being treated as a guest of honor and going completely unpunished for any of his actions]]. [[CivilianVillain Su Yin trusts him and believes him reformed]]. Come Book 4, he promptly [[TheFarmerAndTheViper proves her wrong]] as he helps Kuvira conquer the Earth Kingdom [[spoiler:and then proves her right by refusing to build Kuvira's weapon of mass destruction, even blowing up the supply of its power source. He is later vital to destroying Kuvira's HumongousMecha and defeating the Earth Empire. His CharacterDevelopment even leads to a marriage with Zhu Li in the GrandFinale.]] Throughout the show Varrick manages to be surprisingly ingenious in his plots, CrazyPrepared for any eventuality, and [[AffablyEvil genuinely affable]] to the Krew even as he's manipulating them or screwing them over for his own interests.

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** Korra Book Two brings us Varrick, the goofy, charismatic UnclePennybags of an executive who befriends our heroes in the first few episodes before talking them into helping him escalate a regional conflict into a full-scale war, smuggle in weapons, organise a small military coup, and buy up everything they own ''whilst still keeping them completely convinced that he's on their side''. As he cheerfully puts it, "If you can't make money during a war, then you just plain can't make money!" By the time anyone finally realizes he's only out for himself, he's already succeeded in [[spoiler:stealing all of Asami's remaining goods then convinced her he's "saved" her company by buying it out]]. He then gets the only person who suspects him thrown in jail, and, if Bolin hadn't happened to spot the boat left by his soldiers, he likely would've succeeded in [[spoiler:kidnapping President Raiko]] and convincing Republic City to send troops to the war front, earning him even more money. Even when he's jailed, [[GracefulLoser he's not phased by it]], since his company made the prison and he designed himself a LuxuryPrisonSuite in the likely event he ended up in there. He then lends the Krew his personal battleship as an act of goodwill. [[spoiler:He ends the season escaping justice by taking advantage of the chaos Vaatu is causing and using a hang-glider which he ''just happened'' to have smuggled into his jail cell in the event an aerial escape opportunity presented itself]]. When he's next seen in Book 3, it's in Zaofu, [[KarmaHoudini being treated as a guest of honor and going completely unpunished for any of his actions]]. [[CivilianVillain Su Yin trusts him and believes him reformed]]. Come Book 4, he promptly [[TheFarmerAndTheViper proves her wrong]] as he helps Kuvira conquer the Earth Kingdom [[spoiler:and then proves her right by refusing to build Kuvira's weapon of mass destruction, even blowing up the supply of its power source. He is later vital to destroying Kuvira's HumongousMecha and defeating the Earth Empire. His CharacterDevelopment even leads to a marriage with Zhu Li in the GrandFinale.]] deserves another chance. Throughout the show Varrick manages to be surprisingly ingenious in his plots, CrazyPrepared for any eventuality, and [[AffablyEvil genuinely affable]] to the Krew even as he's manipulating them or screwing them over for his own interests.
26th Jan '17 4:10:48 PM babyhenchy1
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* Princess Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. She's a sociopathic firebending prodigy, but she does it with such ''style'' and [[TheChessmaster planning]] that you can't help but admire her (but hopefully not [[DracoInLeatherPants too much]]). She manipulates everyone around her, including her own brother, and her plans in the second season require her to out-maneuver another [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], Long Feng, which she does, effortlessly. Her CrowningMomentOfAwesome was [[spoiler: nearly killing Aang with a lightning blast ''in the middle of his TransformationSequence'' in the second season finale.]] She's only ''14''.

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* Princess Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. She's a sociopathic firebending prodigy, but she does it with such ''style'' and [[TheChessmaster planning]] that you can't help but admire her (but hopefully not [[DracoInLeatherPants too much]]). She manipulates everyone around her, including her own brother, and her plans in the second season require her to out-maneuver another [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], Long Feng, which she does, effortlessly. Her CrowningMomentOfAwesome was [[spoiler: [[spoiler:conquering Ba Sing Se with only her wits and two (non-Bender) friends and, in the process, nearly killing Aang with a lightning blast ''in the middle of his TransformationSequence'' in the second season finale.]] She's only ''14''.
8th Jan '17 5:12:59 PM nombretomado
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* Greg Weisman, responsible for the above Magnificent Bastards of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', has also produced The Light of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', a LegionOfDoom [[note]] consisting of VandalSavage, Ra's al Ghul, ComicBook/LexLuthor, Queen Bee, Ocean Master, the Brain, and Klarion the Witch Boy, with Ocean Master being replaced by Black Manta in Season 2[[/note]] to erase any conception of the Legion of Doom as campy or incompetent. Unfortunately, some audience reactions indicate [[VillainSue they may be too far in the other direction]]: when every scheme the heroes foil is actually a distraction from The Light's true plan, tension becomes reduced and the initial 'wow, what a twist, what an awesome group of villains' becomes 'sigh, time to watch the heroes waste their time and then ''not'' find out what The Light was actually planning, how exciting.' [[spoiler: Well, at least until "The Summit", penultimate episode of the second season, in which the Light, while not completely defeated, certainly has their immediate plans blow up in their collective faces (with some help from the heroes), resulting in Black Manta and the Brain being captured, Ra's al Ghul being killed (albeit temporarily), and VandalSavage and Klarion fleeing the planet aboard War World]].

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* Greg Weisman, responsible for the above Magnificent Bastards of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', and ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', has also produced The Light of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', a LegionOfDoom [[note]] consisting of VandalSavage, ComicBook/VandalSavage, Ra's al Ghul, ComicBook/LexLuthor, Queen Bee, Ocean Master, the Brain, and Klarion the Witch Boy, with Ocean Master being replaced by Black Manta in Season 2[[/note]] to erase any conception of the Legion of Doom as campy or incompetent. Unfortunately, some audience reactions indicate [[VillainSue they may be too far in the other direction]]: when every scheme the heroes foil is actually a distraction from The Light's true plan, tension becomes reduced and the initial 'wow, what a twist, what an awesome group of villains' becomes 'sigh, time to watch the heroes waste their time and then ''not'' find out what The Light was actually planning, how exciting.' [[spoiler: Well, at least until "The Summit", penultimate episode of the second season, in which the Light, while not completely defeated, certainly has their immediate plans blow up in their collective faces (with some help from the heroes), resulting in Black Manta and the Brain being captured, Ra's al Ghul being killed (albeit temporarily), and VandalSavage ComicBook/VandalSavage and Klarion fleeing the planet aboard War World]].
8th Nov '16 8:16:32 AM dlchen145
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* The Choten from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaijudo}}''. Few tropes could better define The Choten. He is an extremely sick person, but there is no doubt about him being incredibly BadAss. [[spoiler: As he shows at various points in the series, but especially the first season finale, he knows how to roll with defeat like a real {{chessmaster}} too]].

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* The Choten from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaijudo}}''. Few tropes could better define The Choten. He is an extremely sick person, but there is no doubt about him being incredibly BadAss.badass. [[spoiler: As he shows at various points in the series, but especially the first season finale, he knows how to roll with defeat like a real {{chessmaster}} too]].
4th Nov '16 6:49:08 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Nerissa from ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' is hands down the second best manipulator in the television series. Her schemes have spanned over ten years to complete her goal of [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans universal conquest to unite all words]], Nerissa takes on multiple [[ThatManisDead false identities]] to help defeat Meridian's evil ruler Phobos by posing as a castle servant to pass information to the rebel army.
** Why the second best? Because Will, her counterpart in the current generation of Guardians, ultimately tries this... And proves herself better, effortlessly putting her in an inexcapable situation by using ''Phobos'' and, when he obviously uses the power he aquired in the process, manipulating ''him'' into losing it. She's ''15''.

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* Nerissa from ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' is hands down the second best manipulator in the television series. Her schemes have spanned over ten years to complete her goal of [[UtopiaJustifiestheMeans [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans universal conquest to unite all words]], Nerissa takes on multiple [[ThatManisDead [[ThatManIsDead false identities]] to help defeat Meridian's evil ruler Phobos by posing as a castle servant to pass information to the rebel army.
** Why the second best? Because Will, her counterpart in the current generation of Guardians, ultimately tries this... And proves herself better, effortlessly putting her in an inexcapable inescapable situation by using ''Phobos'' and, when he obviously uses the power he aquired acquired in the process, manipulating ''him'' into losing it. She's ''15''.
22nd Oct '16 3:46:13 AM Morgaus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' we have the evil, slick, cool-headed [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]]-esque monster known only as "Toffee". First he gets [[BigBadWannabe Ludo]] to hire him simply by making him believe that he did hire him, and proceeds to advise a fairly competent Evil Plan that's clearly truly intended to test the capabilities of both Star and her wand. He then [[TheChessmaster skillfully manipulates the events]] of "Mewnipendance Day" resulting in Ludo firing Buff Frog. Furthermore, [[ManipulativeBastard he manipulated Ludo's army into throwing Ludo out after a situation arranged as to make Ludo look especially bad]], and becomes their leader instead. And it's implied that he'd been waiting a while for Ludo to put on the display of weakness he needed to convince the monsters to rebel. During all this time he also made sure to stay out of Star's way so that she wouldn't notice him, and the fact that Marco and Star aren't even aware of his existence until the season 1 finale proves he's savvy enough to keep himself a secret. At the end of Season 1, [[spoiler: Toffee gets what he wants: the wand is destroyed, and is only partially reformed thanks to a heroic unicorn, but with one broken shard still missing. We're not even sure he's truly dead - he likely survived the wand's explosion and will come back to start phase two!]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' we have the evil, slick, cool-headed [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]]-esque monster known only as "Toffee". First he gets [[BigBadWannabe Ludo]] to hire him simply by making him believe that he did hire him, and proceeds to advise a fairly competent Evil Plan that's clearly truly intended to test the capabilities of both Star and her wand. He then [[TheChessmaster skillfully manipulates the events]] of "Mewnipendance Day" resulting in Ludo firing Buff Frog. Furthermore, [[ManipulativeBastard he manipulated Ludo's army into throwing Ludo out after a situation arranged as to make Ludo look especially bad]], and becomes their leader instead. And it's implied that he'd been waiting a while for Ludo to put on the display of weakness he needed to convince the monsters to rebel. During all this time he also made sure to stay out of Star's way so that she wouldn't notice him, and the fact that Marco and Star aren't even aware of his existence until the season 1 finale proves he's savvy enough to keep himself a secret. At the end of Season 1, [[spoiler: Toffee gets what he wants: the wand is destroyed, and is only partially reformed thanks to a heroic unicorn, but with one broken shard still missing. We're not even sure he's truly dead - he likely survived the wand's explosion and will come back to start phase two!]]two!]]
* The Choten from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaijudo}}''. Few tropes could better define The Choten. He is an extremely sick person, but there is no doubt about him being incredibly BadAss. [[spoiler: As he shows at various points in the series, but especially the first season finale, he knows how to roll with defeat like a real {{chessmaster}} too]].
21st Oct '16 8:10:40 AM 9thOutworldsMan
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* [[spoiler:Rava]] from ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance''. When she's assigned to take down Galtar, she actually ''succeeds'' in capturing him, and only ultimately loses because [[spoiler:she also used the assignment to set ''Tormack'' up, she tried to pull an IHaveYouNowMyPretty and imprisoned Galtar when he refused, and Tormack and Galtar pulled an EnemyMine to restore the [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]].]] In a series where the villains tend to be generally a touch more credible than most similar action cartoons of the age, [[spoiler: Rava]] is still the most dangerous of them all.

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* [[spoiler:Rava]] from ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance''. When she's assigned to take down Galtar, she actually ''succeeds'' in capturing him, and only ultimately loses because [[spoiler:she also used the assignment to set ''Tormack'' up, she tried to pull an IHaveYouNowMyPretty and imprisoned Galtar when he refused, and Tormack and Galtar pulled an EnemyMine to restore the [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]].]] In a series where the villains tend to be generally a touch more credible than most similar action cartoons of the age, [[spoiler: Rava]] [[spoiler:Rava]] is still the most dangerous of them all.
22nd Sep '16 8:26:23 PM nombretomado
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* [[ArchEnemy Vilgax]] from WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} ''was not'' this in the original series (he was more something in the vein of TheJuggernaut), but got turned into one in Ben10UltimateAlien to make up for the VillainDecay he had suffered in the previous sequel WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce. Having lost his empire, he impersonated an EldritchAbomination amongst human adorators, manipulated them into leading him to said Abomination's heart, faked submission and eventually OutGambitted [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu the creatures, taking its power for himself]]. And when Ben still successfully defeated him and took the power from him, he attempted to convince Ben into going KnightTemplar using the power. He almost succeeded.

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* [[ArchEnemy Vilgax]] from WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' ''was not'' this in the original series (he was more something in the vein of TheJuggernaut), but got turned into one in Ben10UltimateAlien ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' to make up for the VillainDecay he had suffered in the previous sequel WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce. Having lost his empire, he impersonated an EldritchAbomination amongst human adorators, manipulated them into leading him to said Abomination's heart, faked submission and eventually OutGambitted [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu the creatures, taking its power for himself]]. And when Ben still successfully defeated him and took the power from him, he attempted to convince Ben into going KnightTemplar using the power. He almost succeeded.
16th Sep '16 2:40:33 PM StFan
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* [[spoiler: Rava]] from GaltarAndTheGoldenLance. When she's assigned to take down Galtar, she actually ''succeeds'' in capturing him, and only ultimately loses because [[spoiler: she also used the assignment to set ''Tormack'' up, she tried to pull an IHaveYouNowMyPretty and imprisoned Galtar when he refused, and Tormack and Galtar pulled an EnemyMine to restore the [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]].]] In a series where the villains tend to be generally a touch more credible than most similar action cartoons of the age, [[spoiler: Rava]] is still the most dangerous of them all.

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* [[spoiler: Rava]] [[spoiler:Rava]] from GaltarAndTheGoldenLance. ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance''. When she's assigned to take down Galtar, she actually ''succeeds'' in capturing him, and only ultimately loses because [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she also used the assignment to set ''Tormack'' up, she tried to pull an IHaveYouNowMyPretty and imprisoned Galtar when he refused, and Tormack and Galtar pulled an EnemyMine to restore the [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo]].]] In a series where the villains tend to be generally a touch more credible than most similar action cartoons of the age, [[spoiler: Rava]] is still the most dangerous of them all.
16th Jul '16 7:23:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Princess Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. She's a sociopathic firebending prodigy, but she does it with such ''style'' and [[TheChessmaster planning]] that you can't help but admire her (but hopefully not [[DracoInLeatherPants too much]]). She manipulates everyone around her, including her own brother, and her plans in the second season require her to out-maneuver another [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], Long Feng, which she does, effortlessly. Her CrowningMomentOfAwesome was [[spoiler: nearly killing Aang with a lightning blast ''in the middle of his TransformationSequence'' in a DangerouslyGenreSavvy moment in the second season finale.]] She's only ''14''.

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* Princess Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. She's a sociopathic firebending prodigy, but she does it with such ''style'' and [[TheChessmaster planning]] that you can't help but admire her (but hopefully not [[DracoInLeatherPants too much]]). She manipulates everyone around her, including her own brother, and her plans in the second season require her to out-maneuver another [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]], Long Feng, which she does, effortlessly. Her CrowningMomentOfAwesome was [[spoiler: nearly killing Aang with a lightning blast ''in the middle of his TransformationSequence'' in a DangerouslyGenreSavvy moment in the second season finale.]] She's only ''14''.



** As of Book 4 we can now add its BigBad Kuvira to the list. Like Amon, Kuvira is a DangerouslyGenreSavvy VillainWithGoodPublicity who has so far managed to outmaneuver anyone who's challenged her. She even breaks Amon's record and earns her status in '''one episode!''' In "The Battle of Zaofu" [[spoiler:she anticipated that Suyin would try to attack her and set up a clever BatmanGambit to capture them making it look like they were the aggressors while maintaining her VillainWithGoodPublicity status. That forced Korra to challenge her to a one-on-one duel for Zaofu, which Kuvira wins (though granted, the fight was full of IdiotBall moments on Kuvira's part and she only won due to something she couldn't have planned on). She then attempts to kill Korra, which works out either way because it would either eliminate the Avatar or force Jinora and Opal to violate the duel. The latter gives her just the excuse she needs to invade Zaofu. And though Bolin and Varrick managed to escape, Bataar Jr. has seen enough of the spirit vine experiment to restart the project with Zhu Li's help. In other words, [[TheBadGuyWins she won decisively]].]] And then there's "Kuvira's Gambit" [[spoiler: Kuvira knows that Republic City has been warned of her coming attack, so she moves up the schedule to one week instead of two. In addition, they believe that she is transporting the cannon by rail, so they attempt to disable rail transport; anticipating this, she deploys the cannon on a Colossus instead. And when presented with a SadisticChoice of leaving Republic City or never seeing Bataar Jr again, her response is to (Though not without a great deal of regret) ShootTheHostage.]]

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** As of Book 4 we can now add its BigBad Kuvira to the list. Like Amon, Kuvira is a DangerouslyGenreSavvy VillainWithGoodPublicity who has so far managed to outmaneuver anyone who's challenged her. She even breaks Amon's record and earns her status in '''one episode!''' In "The Battle of Zaofu" [[spoiler:she anticipated that Suyin would try to attack her and set up a clever BatmanGambit to capture them making it look like they were the aggressors while maintaining her VillainWithGoodPublicity status. That forced Korra to challenge her to a one-on-one duel for Zaofu, which Kuvira wins (though granted, the fight was full of IdiotBall moments on Kuvira's part and she only won due to something she couldn't have planned on). She then attempts to kill Korra, which works out either way because it would either eliminate the Avatar or force Jinora and Opal to violate the duel. The latter gives her just the excuse she needs to invade Zaofu. And though Bolin and Varrick managed to escape, Bataar Jr. has seen enough of the spirit vine experiment to restart the project with Zhu Li's help. In other words, [[TheBadGuyWins she won decisively]].]] And then there's "Kuvira's Gambit" [[spoiler: Kuvira knows that Republic City has been warned of her coming attack, so she moves up the schedule to one week instead of two. In addition, they believe that she is transporting the cannon by rail, so they attempt to disable rail transport; anticipating this, she deploys the cannon on a Colossus instead. And when presented with a SadisticChoice of leaving Republic City or never seeing Bataar Jr again, her response is to (Though not without a great deal of regret) ShootTheHostage.]]



* [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls Mojo Jojo]] can be this at times. While his plans tend to be hair-brained, sometimes he's shown enough [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy]] and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]] to casually perform things that people rarely notice until they happen (the "Powerpuff Girls Rule!" special is a fine example.) The movie played this straight.

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* [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls Mojo Jojo]] can be this at times. While his plans tend to be hair-brained, sometimes he's shown enough [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy]] savvy and [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]] to casually perform things that people rarely notice until they happen (the "Powerpuff Girls Rule!" special is a fine example.) The movie played this straight.



** King Sombra in his two-part episode was certainly one in the past, at least, due to his CrazyPrepared, DangerouslyGenreSavvy measures when hiding the Crystal Heart during his rule over the Crystal Empire. His returns cost him some of his splendor, but he's still a terrifying NoNonsenseNemesis.

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** King Sombra in his two-part episode was certainly one in the past, at least, due to his CrazyPrepared, DangerouslyGenreSavvy CrazyPrepared measures when hiding the Crystal Heart during his rule over the Crystal Empire. His returns cost him some of his splendor, but he's still a terrifying NoNonsenseNemesis.



** Probably the biggest example though is [[TheCorrupter Adagio]] [[CreepyAwesome Dazzle]] from the spin-off movie ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]''. She proves herself with a simple plan and manages to [[XanatosSpeedChess adapt quickly to manipulate everyone else to leave the Dazzlings on top.]] Adagio plays the "[[TheChessmaster Master]] [[ManipulativeBitch manipulator]]" to perfection - she never reveals her full hand but plays every card right away. She has that deadly combination of being both [[XanatosSpeedChess dangerously]] [[OpportunisticBastard cunning]] and [[LongGame incredibly patient]], like a spider weaving her web while lying in wait for [[BatmanGambit her prey to come to her]]. In the final battle, she even [[NoSell No Sells]] what might have been a OneHitKill (Having [[BatmanGambit ALREADY manipulated the Humane Six into letting her drain most of its energy for her OWN use]].) and it's only by bolstering up for a second shot that the Humane Six don't lose outright. Her plan is to TakeOverTheWorld using the power of ''AwesomeMusic''. That ''alone'' is [[EvilIsStylish Magnificent]].

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** Probably the biggest example though is [[TheCorrupter Adagio]] [[CreepyAwesome Dazzle]] from the spin-off movie ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]''. She proves herself with a simple plan and manages to [[XanatosSpeedChess adapt quickly to manipulate everyone else to leave the Dazzlings on top.]] Adagio plays the "[[TheChessmaster Master]] [[ManipulativeBitch manipulator]]" to perfection - she never reveals her full hand but plays every card right away. She has that deadly combination of being both [[XanatosSpeedChess dangerously]] [[OpportunisticBastard cunning]] Opportunistic]] and [[LongGame incredibly patient]], like a spider weaving her web while lying in wait for [[BatmanGambit her prey to come to her]]. In the final battle, she even [[NoSell No Sells]] what might have been a OneHitKill (Having [[BatmanGambit ALREADY manipulated the Humane Six into letting her drain most of its energy for her OWN use]].) and it's only by bolstering up for a second shot that the Humane Six don't lose outright. Her plan is to TakeOverTheWorld using the power of ''AwesomeMusic''. That ''alone'' is [[EvilIsStylish Magnificent]].



* Belphegor, the main antagonist of the ''"Belphegor"'' French animated series could qualify as one. He's a DiabolicalMastermind, good at manipulating people and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy anticipating everything that's thrown at him]], so he's never ''once'' caught or his identity revealed. You have a trap door in your house that he's conveniently standing over? Well too bad, he knew and had already made it unresponsive to your device! It helps that he [[SinisterSurveillance has cameras installed almost everywhere in Paris]], uses his mooks to spy, steal and kidnap for him (in the few cases he doesn't just do it himself), and apparently has enough money and access to high-tech gadgets and top secret, untested military technology, that can make a mad scientist drool at the thought. To actually make him lose his cool, you have to do something pretty terrible or disruptive to his plans, that could cause a really angry response. Otherwise, everything you do is met either with boredom, slight amusement or mild annoyance on his part.

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* Belphegor, the main antagonist of the ''"Belphegor"'' French animated series could qualify as one. He's a DiabolicalMastermind, good at manipulating people and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy anticipating everything that's thrown at him]], him, so he's never ''once'' caught or his identity revealed. You have a trap door in your house that he's conveniently standing over? Well too bad, he knew and had already made it unresponsive to your device! It helps that he [[SinisterSurveillance has cameras installed almost everywhere in Paris]], uses his mooks to spy, steal and kidnap for him (in the few cases he doesn't just do it himself), and apparently has enough money and access to high-tech gadgets and top secret, untested military technology, that can make a mad scientist drool at the thought. To actually make him lose his cool, you have to do something pretty terrible or disruptive to his plans, that could cause a really angry response. Otherwise, everything you do is met either with boredom, slight amusement or mild annoyance on his part.



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' we have the evil, slick, cool-headed [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]]-esque monster known only as "Toffee". First he gets [[BigBadWannabe Ludo]] to hire him simply by making him believe that he did hire him, and proceeds to advise a fairly competent Evil Plan that's clearly truly intended to test the capabilities of both Star and her wand. He then [[TheChessmaster skillfully manipulates the events]] of "Mewnipendance Day" resulting in Ludo firing Buff Frog. Furthermore, [[ManipulativeBastard he manipulated Ludo's army into throwing Ludo out after a situation arranged as to make Ludo look especially bad]], and becomes their leader instead. And it's implied that he'd been waiting a while for Ludo to put on the display of weakness he needed to convince the monsters to rebel. During all this time he also made sure to stay out of Star's way so that she wouldn't notice him, and the fact that Marco and Star aren't even aware of his existence until the season 1 finale [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy proves he's savvy enough to keep himself a secret.]] At the end of Season 1, [[spoiler: Toffee gets what he wants: the wand is destroyed, and is only partially reformed thanks to a heroic unicorn, but with one broken shard still missing. We're not even sure he's truly dead - he likely survived the wand's explosion and will come back to start phase two!]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' we have the evil, slick, cool-headed [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]]-esque monster known only as "Toffee". First he gets [[BigBadWannabe Ludo]] to hire him simply by making him believe that he did hire him, and proceeds to advise a fairly competent Evil Plan that's clearly truly intended to test the capabilities of both Star and her wand. He then [[TheChessmaster skillfully manipulates the events]] of "Mewnipendance Day" resulting in Ludo firing Buff Frog. Furthermore, [[ManipulativeBastard he manipulated Ludo's army into throwing Ludo out after a situation arranged as to make Ludo look especially bad]], and becomes their leader instead. And it's implied that he'd been waiting a while for Ludo to put on the display of weakness he needed to convince the monsters to rebel. During all this time he also made sure to stay out of Star's way so that she wouldn't notice him, and the fact that Marco and Star aren't even aware of his existence until the season 1 finale [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy proves he's savvy enough to keep himself a secret.]] secret. At the end of Season 1, [[spoiler: Toffee gets what he wants: the wand is destroyed, and is only partially reformed thanks to a heroic unicorn, but with one broken shard still missing. We're not even sure he's truly dead - he likely survived the wand's explosion and will come back to start phase two!]]
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