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18th Nov '17 10:55:08 PM dave_the_assassin
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Admiral Thrawn pulls it off with style while making his transition out of the Star Wars Legends universe. He runs an operation for the entire length of Season 3 that effectively manipulates the Lothal cell into revealing their base to him, shows off some excellent combat skills, and uses a SherlockScan on multiple occasions to figure out exactly who he's fighting and then puts that knowledge to use to defeat them. If it weren't for the interference of the Bendu, a being he had absolutely no knowledge of and therefore no ability to plan for, he'd likely have succeeded in killing or capturing the entire Rebel cell.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Grand Admiral Thrawn pulls it off with style while making his transition out of the Star Wars Legends ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' universe. He runs an operation for the entire length of Season 3 that effectively manipulates the Lothal cell into revealing their base to him, shows off some excellent combat skills, and uses a SherlockScan on multiple occasions to figure out exactly who he's fighting and then puts that knowledge to use to defeat them. If it weren't for the interference of the Bendu, a being he had absolutely no knowledge of and therefore no ability to plan for, he'd likely have succeeded in killing or capturing the entire Rebel cell.
27th Oct '17 10:51:42 AM AlternativeCola
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27th Oct '17 10:50:24 AM AlternativeCola
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** In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Prince Lotor quickly ascends to the position after his father's disappearance, easily besting Throk in battle and also a master of portraying himself as a benevolent ruler who many planets would prefer to risking rebellion with Voltron. He goes on to launch a highly audacious XanatosGambit involving a parallel reality, and sure enough one of the ways he could win pans out.

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** * In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Prince Lotor quickly ascends to the position after his father's disappearance, easily besting Throk in battle and also a master of portraying himself as a benevolent ruler who many planets would prefer to risking rebellion with Voltron. He goes on to launch a highly audacious XanatosGambit involving a parallel reality, and sure enough one of the ways he could win pans out.
27th Oct '17 10:48:57 AM AlternativeCola
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** Evil Morty got this from his opening episode where it's revealed that [[spoiler: he was the mastermind behind the serial killings of multiple Ricks and Mortys across the multiverse, and used an android of Evil Rick's as a puppet.]] Then in [[spoiler: The Ricklantis Mixup]] he one-ups C-137 Prime!Rick by winning [[spoiler: the Presidency of the Citadel of Ricks, gaining a large percent of the Rick vote despite being a Morty, and on taking power, murders TheIlluminati who had been in charge of the Council of Ricks that had merely been the front and becomes unquestioned master of the Citadel.]]

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** Evil Morty got this from his opening episode where it's revealed that [[spoiler: he was the mastermind behind the serial killings of multiple Ricks and Mortys across the multiverse, and used an android of Evil Rick's as a puppet.]] Then in [[spoiler: The Ricklantis Mixup]] he one-ups C-137 Prime!Rick by winning [[spoiler: the Presidency of the Citadel of Ricks, gaining a large percent of the Rick vote despite being a Morty, and on taking power, murders TheIlluminati who had been in charge of the Council of Ricks that had merely been the front and becomes unquestioned master of the Citadel.]]]]
** In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Prince Lotor quickly ascends to the position after his father's disappearance, easily besting Throk in battle and also a master of portraying himself as a benevolent ruler who many planets would prefer to risking rebellion with Voltron. He goes on to launch a highly audacious XanatosGambit involving a parallel reality, and sure enough one of the ways he could win pans out.
20th Oct '17 9:38:31 AM Eddy1215
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* The Evil Manta from ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaidTheSeries'' series, a terrifying large manta ray voiced to menacing perfection by Creator/TimCurry, surpasses even Ursula at being a formidable, manipulative, and very efficient nemesis.

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* The Evil Manta from ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaidTheSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid'' series, a terrifying large manta ray voiced to menacing perfection by Creator/TimCurry, surpasses even Ursula at being a formidable, manipulative, and very efficient nemesis.
20th Oct '17 9:36:41 AM Eddy1215
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* The Evil Manta from ''TheLittleMermaid'' series, a terrifying large manta ray voiced to menacing perfection by Creator/TimCurry, surpasses even Ursula at being a formidable, manipulative, and very efficient nemesis.

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* The Evil Manta from ''TheLittleMermaid'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaidTheSeries'' series, a terrifying large manta ray voiced to menacing perfection by Creator/TimCurry, surpasses even Ursula at being a formidable, manipulative, and very efficient nemesis.



* Rataro from ''ThunderCats'' (2011 series). Elegant, sophisticated, and tyrannical, Rataro has his own agenda for domination and couldn't care less about Mumm-Ra, who may also be a strong qualifier for this trope.

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* Rataro from ''ThunderCats'' (2011 series).''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''. Elegant, sophisticated, and tyrannical, Rataro has his own agenda for domination and couldn't care less about Mumm-Ra, who may also be a strong qualifier for this trope.



* Skipper from ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' qualifies. He happily has outmoded gender stereotypes, is openly speciest, prefers violence to solve everything, has willingly admitted that his ideal future is a post apocalyptic scenario that involves roving bands of irradiated mutants, and his team WILL succeed in whatever it is they are doing. This has ranged from escaping a zoo, preforming a good deed for a day, stealing fish while disguised as King Julien, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext defeating a giant MP3 player with the power of musical mind control from taking over the city with an evil dolphin at the helm]]. Unlike most of the rest of the entries, Skipper is the hero of the story.

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* Skipper from ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' qualifies. He happily has outmoded gender stereotypes, is openly speciest, prefers violence to solve everything, has willingly admitted that his ideal future is a post apocalyptic scenario that involves roving bands of irradiated mutants, and his team WILL succeed in whatever it is they are doing. This has ranged from escaping a zoo, preforming a good deed for a day, stealing fish while disguised as King Julien, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext defeating a giant MP3 player with the power of musical mind control from taking over the city with an evil dolphin at the helm]]. Unlike most of the rest of the entries, Skipper is the hero of the story.
20th Oct '17 8:22:46 AM ANewMan
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* The Evil Manta from ''TheLittleMermaid'' series, a terrifying large manta ray voiced by TimCurry, surpasses even Ursula at being a formidable, manipulative, and very efficient nemesis.
* Taurus Bulba was the closest thing that ''DarkwingDuck'' had to this trope. He managed to run an operation from behind bars, and make his escape by turning his prison cell into a mobile aircraft. Like the Evil Manta mentioned above, TimCurry providing the voice really helps matters.

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* The Evil Manta from ''TheLittleMermaid'' series, a terrifying large manta ray voiced to menacing perfection by TimCurry, Creator/TimCurry, surpasses even Ursula at being a formidable, manipulative, and very efficient nemesis.
* Taurus Bulba was the closest thing that ''DarkwingDuck'' had to this trope. He managed to run an operation from behind bars, and make his escape by turning his prison cell into a mobile aircraft. Like the Evil Manta mentioned above, TimCurry Creator/TimCurry providing the voice really helps matters.



* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Professor Pericles -- the show's BigBad -- definitely qualifies. Every episode he shows up in, he gets ''exactly'' what he wants, usually at the expense of the gang. [[Spoiler: He's only finally OutGambitted in Season 2, Episode 13, when the gang pulls a Batman Gambit on him and the rest of the original Mystery Incorporated to get them to reveal the location of their pieces of the planeospheric disc, leaving Pericles and his comrades with nothing. However, he rebounds big-time, unleashing genetically mutated creatures of his creation upon the area in order to draw out his enemies, successfully claiming the disc, ensuring that his partner Ricky is unable to turn on him, and holding the entirety of Crystal Cove in his talons so that the way to the cursed treasure, and his master the Evil Entity, is paved for him.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Professor Pericles -- the show's BigBad -- definitely qualifies. Every episode he shows up in, he gets ''exactly'' what he wants, usually at the expense of the gang. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: He's only finally OutGambitted in Season 2, Episode 13, when the gang pulls a Batman Gambit on him and the rest of the original Mystery Incorporated to get them to reveal the location of their pieces of the planeospheric disc, leaving Pericles and his comrades with nothing. However, he rebounds big-time, unleashing genetically mutated creatures of his creation upon the area in order to draw out his enemies, successfully claiming the disc, ensuring that his partner Ricky is unable to turn on him, and holding the entirety of Crystal Cove in his talons so that the way to the cursed treasure, and his master the Evil Entity, is paved for him.]]



** Lennart Bedrager, BigBad of Season 20. [[Spoiler: He's actually an American internet troll who rose to power in Denmark and created Troll Trace in order to troll the entire world by sending it into World War III. He knew that when people had the power to look up anyone's internet history, everyone would become paranoid and everyone would hate each other when they see what they did online. And why did he do it? Because it's fucking hilarious!]]

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** Lennart Bedrager, BigBad of Season 20. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: He's actually an American internet troll who rose to power in Denmark and created Troll Trace in order to troll the entire world by sending it into World War III. He knew that when people had the power to look up anyone's internet history, everyone would become paranoid and everyone would hate each other when they see what they did online. And why did he do it? Because it's fucking hilarious!]]



** And of course, there's also [[The Joker]], particularly for his the gambits he pulls in ''Mask of the Phantasm'' and ''Return of The Joker.'' As he so accurately put it in the latter "Beneath this puckish exterior lies the mind of a genius years ahead of my time!"

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** And of course, there's also [[The Joker]], TheJoker, particularly for his the gambits he pulls in ''Mask of the Phantasm'' and ''Return of The Joker.'' As he so accurately put it in the latter "Beneath this puckish exterior lies the mind of a genius years ahead of my time!"
20th Oct '17 8:19:39 AM ANewMan
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** Her [[EvilCounterpart eviler counterpart]], Maelstrom, also qualifies. He was for Carmen in her detective past what Carmen is to Acme detectives now.

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** Her [[EvilCounterpart eviler counterpart]], Maelstrom, also qualifies. He To put it clearly, he was for Carmen in her Acme detective past what Carmen herself is to Acme detectives now.now.
* The Evil Manta from ''TheLittleMermaid'' series, a terrifying large manta ray voiced by TimCurry, surpasses even Ursula at being a formidable, manipulative, and very efficient nemesis.
* Taurus Bulba was the closest thing that ''DarkwingDuck'' had to this trope. He managed to run an operation from behind bars, and make his escape by turning his prison cell into a mobile aircraft. Like the Evil Manta mentioned above, TimCurry providing the voice really helps matters.
* WickedCultured DiabolicalMastermind Valmont from ''JackieChanAdventures'' was a contender in the first two seasons, prior to his VillainDecay in the later ones.
* Rataro from ''ThunderCats'' (2011 series). Elegant, sophisticated, and tyrannical, Rataro has his own agenda for domination and couldn't care less about Mumm-Ra, who may also be a strong qualifier for this trope.



** Princess Attea in ''Omniverse'', who ends up a KarmaHoudini after successfully ousting her father from power and taking complete control of her own planet through intricate planning, and had come dangerously close to claiming Earth too!
** Proctor Servantis, the creepy yet charismatic leader of the Rooters, is also a qualifier considering just how far and how long his master plan spanned.



* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Professor Pericles -- the show's BigBad -- definitely qualifies. Every episode he shows up in, he gets ''exactly'' what he wants, usually at the expense of the gang.

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** As ''Total Drama'''s original master manipulator, [[AlphaBitch Heather]] is the only one able to match him (and beat him, in the US ending) in the same series.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Professor Pericles -- the show's BigBad -- definitely qualifies. Every episode he shows up in, he gets ''exactly'' what he wants, usually at the expense of the gang. [[Spoiler: He's only finally OutGambitted in Season 2, Episode 13, when the gang pulls a Batman Gambit on him and the rest of the original Mystery Incorporated to get them to reveal the location of their pieces of the planeospheric disc, leaving Pericles and his comrades with nothing. However, he rebounds big-time, unleashing genetically mutated creatures of his creation upon the area in order to draw out his enemies, successfully claiming the disc, ensuring that his partner Ricky is unable to turn on him, and holding the entirety of Crystal Cove in his talons so that the way to the cursed treasure, and his master the Evil Entity, is paved for him.]]



** Lennart Bedrager, BigBad of Season 20. [[Spoiler: He's actually an American internet troll who rose to power in Denmark and created Troll Trace in order to troll the entire world by sending it into World War III. He knew that when people had the power to look up anyone's internet history, everyone would become paranoid and everyone would hate each other when they see what they did online. And why did he do it? Because it's fucking hilarious!]]



** And of course, there's also [[The Joker]], particularly for his the gambits he pulls in ''Mask of the Phantasm'' and ''Return of The Joker.'' As he so accurately put it in the latter "Beneath this puckish exterior lies the mind of a genius years ahead of my time!"



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17th Oct '17 5:16:43 PM Eddy1215
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** Earlier in ''Ultimate Alien'', there was Aggregor; the guy is an incredibly savvy for who remains unstoppable for his whole story arc by tricking the protagonists into reaching his goals for him. He only get ''one'' defeat in all his appearance, and it took [[spoiler:Kevin [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing]] his sanity by [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity absorbing energy from the Ultimatrix]] to finally defeat him. Sadly, he ends up as an AntiClimaxBoss when Kevin inflicts a CurbStompBattle on him and [[HijackedByGanon takes over as the new bad guy]], but he still remains a memorably competent villain]].

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** Earlier in ''Ultimate Alien'', there was Aggregor; the guy is an incredibly savvy for who and remains unstoppable for his whole story arc by tricking the protagonists into reaching his goals for him. He only get ''one'' defeat in all his appearance, and it took [[spoiler:Kevin [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing]] his sanity by [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity absorbing energy from the Ultimatrix]] to finally defeat him. Sadly, he ends up as an AntiClimaxBoss when Kevin inflicts a CurbStompBattle on him and [[HijackedByGanon takes over as the new bad guy]], but he still remains a memorably competent villain]].
17th Oct '17 4:38:30 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Zs'Skayr / Ghostfreak falls into this category too. He rode the DNA of another alien into the Omnitrix so that he could manipulate whoever ended up with it into doing his dirty work. It was heavily implied that he was behind the transformations that Ben didn't choose, a large amount of which resulted in Ben turning into . . . well, him; Ben acted meaner whenever he was transformed into him, which means that Ghostfreak was influencing him to some degree. He ended up summoning his minions to Earth while Ben was transformed into him (presumably controlling him entirely, which it was revealed he could do) with a plan to bring him back to life and turn Earth into a world of darkness just so that he could roam the planet without having to wear his outer skin. In the end, it was only his sheer arrogance that got him killed (twice) by exposing himself to sunlight without his outer skin, and the second time he went back into the Omnitrix while leaving his body to die. Oh yeah, and he played Vilgax in Alien Force, taking control of his planet just so he could get another chance to take Ben completely. The only way for him to be permanently destroyed was for [[spoiler: the Omnitrix to be destroyed, which Ben did after getting the Ultimatrix]]. Oh, and [[spoiler: he STILL survived by escaping to Ledgerdomain off-screen, and he is back to cause even more trouble with a new master plan in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.]]

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** Zs'Skayr / Ghostfreak falls into this category too. He rode the DNA of another alien into the Omnitrix so that he could manipulate whoever ended up with it into doing his dirty work. It was heavily implied that he was behind the transformations that Ben didn't choose, a large amount of which resulted in Ben turning into . . . well, him; Ben acted meaner whenever he was transformed into him, which means that Ghostfreak was influencing him to some degree. He ended up summoning his minions to Earth while Ben was transformed into him (presumably controlling him entirely, which it was revealed he could do) with a plan to bring him back to life and turn Earth into a world of darkness just so that he could roam the planet without having to wear his outer skin. In the end, it was only his sheer arrogance that got him killed (twice) by exposing himself to sunlight without his outer skin, and the second time he went back into the Omnitrix while leaving his body to die. Oh yeah, and he played Vilgax in Alien Force, ''Alien Force'', taking control of his planet just so he could get another chance to take Ben completely. The only way for him to be permanently destroyed was for [[spoiler: the Omnitrix to be destroyed, which Ben did after getting the Ultimatrix]]. Oh, and [[spoiler: he STILL survived by escaping to Ledgerdomain off-screen, and he is back to cause even more trouble with a new master plan in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse''.]]
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