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23rd Jun '16 7:46:57 PM nombretomado
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** The only other ScoobyDoo villain who qualifies is Ben Ravencroft, the charismatic book author descended from a witch from "The Witch's Ghost" movie. He has two things in common with Pericles: his status as this trope, and [[spoiler: the fact that his downfall comes from his success in his ultimate goal.]] Oddly enough, he bears a striking resemblance to David Xanatos. Also, he's voiced by TimCurry.

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** The only other ScoobyDoo villain who qualifies is Ben Ravencroft, the charismatic book author descended from a witch from "The Witch's Ghost" movie. He has two things in common with Pericles: his status as this trope, and [[spoiler: the fact that his downfall comes from his success in his ultimate goal.]] Oddly enough, he bears a striking resemblance to David Xanatos. Also, he's voiced by TimCurry.Creator/TimCurry.
24th May '16 2:29:58 AM Scrounge
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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.]] 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 remaining. 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.]] 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 remaining.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!]]
24th May '16 2:28:51 AM Scrounge
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7th May '16 2:35:35 PM Eddy1215
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* Megabyte from ''ReBoot''. The [[EvilSoundsDeep low]], [[EvilBrit British]] baritone voice of Creator/TonyJay certainly helps, but this is one of the few cartoon villains that has never suffered from any sort of VillainDecay, and is actually considered more dangerous as the series progresses. His most magnificent moment (besides the guitar duel) is when he took advantage of the web invasion and subsequent EnemyMine situation to strand Bob, Mainframe's champion, in the web. While Daemon is more powerful and dangerous, Megabyte's return in season 4 evoked much more fear from the main cast. What makes this so Magnificent is how his dispatching of Bob is so ''un''-magnificent. He shoves him and presses a button. Dead easy. It also helps that [[spoiler:judging by the season four cliffhanger, ''[[TheBadGuyWins he wins]]'']].

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* Megabyte from ''ReBoot''.''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''. The [[EvilSoundsDeep low]], [[EvilBrit British]] baritone voice of Creator/TonyJay certainly helps, but this is one of the few cartoon villains that has never suffered from any sort of VillainDecay, and is actually considered more dangerous as the series progresses. His most magnificent moment (besides the guitar duel) is when he took advantage of the web invasion and subsequent EnemyMine situation to strand Bob, Mainframe's champion, in the web. While Daemon is more powerful and dangerous, Megabyte's return in season 4 evoked much more fear from the main cast. What makes this so Magnificent is how his dispatching of Bob is so ''un''-magnificent. He shoves him and presses a button. Dead easy. It also helps that [[spoiler:judging by the season four cliffhanger, ''[[TheBadGuyWins he wins]]'']].



* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Pirate leader Hondo Ohnaka seems like a drunken, idiotic pirate at first. However, so far he's managed to capture the very powerful trio of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Count Dooku in an attempt to ransom them to the Republic. Dooku never truly explains how he was captured (only warning the Jedi that Hondo's more clever than he looks), and Hondo manages to drug Anakin and Obi-Wan even after they are aware he's trying to do so and take measures to avoid it. During their attempts to escape, [[AffablyEvil Hondo keeps his jovial personality and insists that it's nothing personal, and that once he has his money they can all go back to being friends]].

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* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'': ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Pirate leader Hondo Ohnaka seems like a drunken, idiotic pirate at first. However, so far he's managed to capture the very powerful trio of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Count Dooku in an attempt to ransom them to the Republic. Dooku never truly explains how he was captured (only warning the Jedi that Hondo's more clever than he looks), and Hondo manages to drug Anakin and Obi-Wan even after they are aware he's trying to do so and take measures to avoid it. During their attempts to escape, [[AffablyEvil Hondo keeps his jovial personality and insists that it's nothing personal, and that once he has his money they can all go back to being friends]].



* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' gives us Black Knight. From posing as a Reasonable Authority Figure, keeps her own true power hidden to use at later date when necessary, plays politics with the [[BiggerBad Consortium]], and pulling off a success starscream to gain [[AGodIAm supreme power.]] She even admits that she wants power, believing that you have to admit it to yourself to get it. Throughout it all, she shows absolute NervesOfSteel, is soft-spoken, polite, acts as a FriendlyEnemy despite being a ruthless foe, and so forth. Even when defeated, she ultimately escapes and becomes a KarmaHoudini.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' gives us Black Knight. From posing as a Reasonable Authority Figure, keeps her own true power hidden to use at later date when necessary, plays politics with the [[BiggerBad Consortium]], and pulling off a success starscream successful [[TheStarscream Starscream]] to gain [[AGodIAm supreme power.]] She even admits that she wants power, believing that you have to admit it to yourself to get it. Throughout it all, she shows absolute NervesOfSteel, is soft-spoken, polite, acts as a FriendlyEnemy despite being a ruthless foe, and so forth. Even when defeated, she ultimately escapes and becomes a KarmaHoudini.



* Surprisingly enough, The Riddler of the ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' universe tiptoes around this trope. Especially in his StartOfDarkness episode, he shows several traits of magnificent bastardry: he [[BatmanGambit delivers an ominous riddle to his former boss knowing he'll come after him, and forcing Batman to choose between Robin's life and said boss', knows the hero will choose the former]]; he [[GenreSavvy has the dynamic duo leave their utility belts behind]]; and finally, even though his plan is thwarted, manages to [[TheBadGuyWins avoid capture and emotionally scar his target forever.]] And in his third and last episode, he almost kills Batman! Two times out of three, the Caped Crusader is able to overcome his adversary thanks to some convenient object at his disposal (namely a micro-computer and an explosion-resistant safe). And to top it all off, he's voiced by Lionel Luthor himself, John Glover!

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* Surprisingly enough, The Riddler of the ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' universe tiptoes around this trope. Especially in his StartOfDarkness episode, he shows several traits of magnificent bastardry: he [[BatmanGambit delivers an ominous riddle to his former boss knowing he'll come after him, and forcing Batman to choose between Robin's life and said boss', knows the hero will choose the former]]; he [[GenreSavvy has the dynamic duo leave their utility belts behind]]; and finally, even though his plan is thwarted, manages to [[TheBadGuyWins avoid capture and emotionally scar his target forever.]] And in his third and last episode, he almost kills Batman! Two times out of three, the Caped Crusader is able to overcome his adversary thanks to some convenient object at his disposal (namely a micro-computer and an explosion-resistant safe). And to top it all off, he's voiced by Lionel Luthor himself, John Glover!
7th May '16 12:02:13 PM nombretomado
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* GeneratorRex gives us Black Knight. From posing as a Reasonable Authority Figure, keeps her own true power hidden to use at later date when necessary, plays politics with the [[BiggerBad Consortium]], and pulling off a success starscream to gain [[AGodIAm supreme power.]] She even admits that she wants power, believing that you have to admit it to yourself to get it. Throughout it all, she shows absolute NervesOfSteel, is soft-spoken, polite, acts as a FriendlyEnemy despite being a ruthless foe, and so forth. Even when defeated, she ultimately escapes and becomes a KarmaHoudini.

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* GeneratorRex ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' gives us Black Knight. From posing as a Reasonable Authority Figure, keeps her own true power hidden to use at later date when necessary, plays politics with the [[BiggerBad Consortium]], and pulling off a success starscream to gain [[AGodIAm supreme power.]] She even admits that she wants power, believing that you have to admit it to yourself to get it. Throughout it all, she shows absolute NervesOfSteel, is soft-spoken, polite, acts as a FriendlyEnemy despite being a ruthless foe, and so forth. Even when defeated, she ultimately escapes and becomes a KarmaHoudini.
20th Mar '16 3:59:05 AM TheMungoman
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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrows devious]] and [[CreepyCrows evil]], to the point where he becomes an [[Expy ''Adolf Hitler Expy'']]. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.

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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrows devious]] and [[CreepyCrows evil]], to the point where he becomes an [[Expy ''Adolf Hitler Expy'']].Expy''. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.
20th Mar '16 3:58:14 AM TheMungoman
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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrows devious]] and [[CreepyCrows evil]], to the point where he becomes an ''Adolf Hitler [[Expy Expy]]''. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.

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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrows devious]] and [[CreepyCrows evil]], to the point where he becomes an [[Expy ''Adolf Hitler [[Expy Expy]]''.Expy'']]. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.
20th Mar '16 3:56:55 AM TheMungoman
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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrows devious]] and [[CreepyCrows evil]], to the point where he becomes an ''Adolf Hitler [[Expy]]''. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.

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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrows devious]] and [[CreepyCrows evil]], to the point where he becomes an ''Adolf Hitler [[Expy]]''.[[Expy Expy]]''. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.
20th Mar '16 3:56:27 AM TheMungoman
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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrow devious]] and [[CreepyCrow evil]], to the point where he becomes an ''Adolf Hitler [[Expy]]''. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.

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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrow [[CleverCrows devious]] and [[CreepyCrow [[CreepyCrows evil]], to the point where he becomes an ''Adolf Hitler [[Expy]]''. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.
20th Mar '16 3:55:17 AM TheMungoman
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* Dolf from ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak''. While he may start off as a mere naughty kid and a bit of a bully, as the series progresses Dolf becomes more and more [[CleverCrow devious]] and [[CreepyCrow evil]], to the point where he becomes an ''Adolf Hitler [[Expy]]''. After years of being abroad, Dolf returns to Great Waterland and manages to stage [[TheCoup a coup d'etat]], removing the King from his palace and even amassing an army. After falling from power, he returns again after the King has abdicated and now partakes in the first democratic election. In order to get ahead of the other candidates, he hires foreigners to [[BigDamPlot damage the dam that keeps the land from being flooded]]. He then ''drops out'' of the race, saying he has to help the people and can't waste time on elections. He then publicly funds repairs of the dam, making him immensely popular and boosting his chances at the election once he reenters. The only witness, a jellyfish spy called Lispel, attempts to blackmail him, which promptly [[BlackmailBackfire backfires]] when Dolf attempts to ''shoot him to death'' in order to eliminate any chance of his plans being foiled. Had Lispel not survived the shooting and informed Alfred, Dolf's plan would have succeeded.
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