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27th Oct '17 2:44:53 PM marymichael
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->''[hands Morty a business card] "I'm Krombopulous Michael, I'm an assassin. I have no code of ethics, I will kill anyone, anywhere. Children, animals, old people, doesn't matter. I just love killin'."''

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->''[hands Morty a business card] "I'm "Hi! I'm Krombopulous Michael, I'm an assassin. I have no code of ethics, I will kill anyone, anywhere. Children, animals, old people, doesn't matter. I just love killin'."''killin'!"''
9th Oct '17 1:49:28 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: The reverse of this trope; whereas the Affably Evil is a nice person who ''is'' evil, the Minion with an F in Evil is a nice person who ''tries'' to be evil but fails miserably due them not bringing themselves to do anything that heinous.
7th Oct '17 8:38:15 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* ChurchgoingVillain: A villain who doesn't see any reason being a criminal should stop them from being devoutly religious.

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* ChurchgoingVillain: A villain who doesn't see any reason being a criminal should stop them from being devoutly religious.religious (unless they're TheFundamentalist or they go to the ChurchOfHappyology, in which case, they're {{Faux|AffablyEvil}}).


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* FairPlayVillain: When the villain ''invokes'' BondVillainStupidity simply because [[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof it's tradition]].


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* PoliticallyCorrectVillain: The villain is against the discrimination of a group of people.


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* TokenGoodTeammate: One member of the RoguesGallery who isn't as malicious as the rest.


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* NotMeThisTime: They may not have the crime at the moment, but that doesn't mean they won't do it in the future.
28th Sep '17 5:14:29 AM thatmadork
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->''"Homer, I'm disappointed, but I think you have to do what's best for your family. But on your way out, if you wanna kill somebody, it would help me a lot."''
-->-- '''Hank Scorpio''', as commandos storm his {{elaborate underground base}}, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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->''"Homer, ->''[hands Morty a business card] "I'm Krombopulous Michael, I'm disappointed, but an assassin. I think you have to do what's best for your family. But on your way out, if you wanna no code of ethics, I will kill somebody, it would help me a lot.anyone, anywhere. Children, animals, old people, doesn't matter. I just love killin'."''
-->-- '''Hank Scorpio''', as commandos storm his {{elaborate underground base}}, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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29th Aug '17 8:53:43 AM ectostar
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In the event an Affably Evil villain does undergo a VillainousBreakdown, the very traits that make them so pleasant often serve to make their breakdown extremely creepy or outright scary. [[BewareTheNiceOnes A kind, friendly man suddenly going into a psychotic rage is made all the more scary by the simple fact that he was previously so nice and kind.]] If they [[DissonantSerenity keep their inviting personality]] while going AxCrazy, they may cross into FauxAffablyEvil territory with only skin-deep manners, which is a much more frequent behaviour than a truly kind criminal.

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In the event an Affably Evil villain does undergo a VillainousBreakdown, the very traits that make them so pleasant often serve to make their breakdown extremely creepy or outright scary. [[BewareTheNiceOnes A kind, friendly man suddenly going into a psychotic rage is made all the more scary by the simple fact that he was previously so nice and kind.]] kind]]. If they [[DissonantSerenity keep their inviting personality]] while going AxCrazy, they may cross into FauxAffablyEvil territory with only skin-deep manners, which is a much more frequent behaviour than a truly kind criminal.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: If someone is such a nice guy, can he really be a villain? ([[BewareTheNiceOnes Yes.]])

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: If someone is such a nice guy, person, can he they really be a villain? ([[BewareTheNiceOnes Yes.]])Yes]].)



* ChurchgoingVillain: A villain who doesn't see any reason being a criminal should stop him from being devoutly religious.

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* ChurchgoingVillain: A villain who doesn't see any reason being a criminal should stop him them from being devoutly religious.



* EvilVirtues: Polite and friendly villains will often hold "good" morals and values in order to win support for his followers.

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* EvilVirtues: Polite and friendly villains will often hold "good" morals and values in order to win support for his their followers.



* LovableRogue: Technically on the side of wrong, but he's so darn likeable, he becomes an AntiHero.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: The villain captures the hero and treats him to a fancy formal dinner.

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* LovableRogue: Technically on the side of wrong, but he's they're so darn likeable, he becomes they become an AntiHero.
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: The villain captures the hero and treats him them to a fancy formal dinner.



* ObliviouslyEvil: A villain that doesn't realize that he or she is a villain. It should probably be obvious as to why this trope applies to this type of character.
* PragmaticVillain: A villain who may be affable for his own reasons. Some definitely overlap with this trope.

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* ObliviouslyEvil: A villain that doesn't realize that he or she is they're a villain. It should probably be obvious as to why this trope applies to this type of character.
* PragmaticVillain: A villain who may be affable for his their own reasons. Some definitely overlap with this trope.



* TooFunnyToBeEvil: The villain's good sense of humor makes people think he couldn't possibly be a bad guy.
* VillainRespect: They respect the hero as their rival, and consider them a WorthyOpponent. Sometimes, they'll also help the hero out, against EvilerThanThou villains.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: This trope may be the reason ''why'' he is so popular with common people.

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* TooFunnyToBeEvil: The villain's good sense of humor makes people think he they couldn't possibly be a bad guy.
* VillainRespect: They respect the hero as their rival, and consider them a WorthyOpponent. Sometimes, they'll also help the hero out, against EvilerThanThou villains.
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: This trope may be the reason ''why'' he is they're so popular with common people.



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* EnemyMine: The villain realizes he needs to cooperate with his enemy to achieve a common goal. That doesn't mean they have to be nice about it.

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* EnemyMine: The villain realizes he needs they need to cooperate with his their enemy to achieve a common goal. That doesn't mean they have to be nice about it.



* LovableTraitor: It's obvious you can't trust him, but he's still all right to hang out with.

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* LovableTraitor: It's obvious you can't trust him, them, but he's they're still all right to hang out with.
9th Jul '17 4:39:29 AM TheFallofElDorado
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* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: They themselves may be evil, but they certainly don't want that evilness to be InTheBlood.
29th Jun '17 11:38:02 PM NightShade96
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In the event an Affably Evil villain does undergo a VillainousBreakdown, the very traits that make them so pleasant often serve to make their breakdown extremely creepy or outright scary. [[BewareTheNiceOnes A kind, friendly man suddenly going into a psychotic rage is made all the more scary by the simple fact that he was previously so nice and kind.]] If they [[DissonantSerenity keep their inviting personality]] while going AxCrazy, they may cross into FauxAffablyEvil territory with only skin-deep manners which is a much more frequent behaviour than a truly kind criminal.

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In the event an Affably Evil villain does undergo a VillainousBreakdown, the very traits that make them so pleasant often serve to make their breakdown extremely creepy or outright scary. [[BewareTheNiceOnes A kind, friendly man suddenly going into a psychotic rage is made all the more scary by the simple fact that he was previously so nice and kind.]] If they [[DissonantSerenity keep their inviting personality]] while going AxCrazy, they may cross into FauxAffablyEvil territory with only skin-deep manners manners, which is a much more frequent behaviour than a truly kind criminal.


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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: A villain can become Affably Evil in an adaptation of a work where they were depicted as being a jerk.
21st Apr '17 4:29:12 PM Spanks
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: A villain who will not cross certain ethical and moral boundaries, and is outright disgusted or appalled by others who do so or even mention them.
2nd Mar '17 2:21:43 AM Shadowgazer
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Then there are villains who are Affably Evil. There is absolutely nothing separating them from being normal, polite people except for the fact that they want to TakeOverTheWorld or use [[PoweredByAForsakenChild human souls]] to power their ArtifactOfDoom. They're not the StepfordSmiler -- their affability is a genuine part of their personality, not a mask. If they have underlings, expect them to be a BenevolentBoss. In one way, they're the opposite of an AntiHero. They may PetTheDog on occasion, but won't hesitate to kick it with steel-toed boots the next second if it helps them accomplish their EvilPlan. They may well be a VillainWithGoodPublicity because, after all, being evil doesn't mean you have to be ''anti-social''.

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Then there are villains who are Affably Evil. There is absolutely nothing separating them from being normal, polite people except for the fact that they want to TakeOverTheWorld or use [[PoweredByAForsakenChild human souls]] to power their ArtifactOfDoom. They're not the StepfordSmiler -- or the BitchInSheepsClothing-- their affability is a genuine part of their personality, not a mask. If they have underlings, expect them to be a BenevolentBoss. In one way, they're the opposite of an AntiHero. They may PetTheDog on occasion, but won't hesitate to kick it with steel-toed boots the next second if it helps them accomplish their EvilPlan. They may well be a VillainWithGoodPublicity because, after all, being evil doesn't mean you have to be ''anti-social''.
21st Feb '17 3:55:49 AM Shadowgazer
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Usually a WickedCultured, charismatic MagnificentBastard. They are sometimes comedic or a WellIntentionedExtremist who really [[TautologicalTemplar believes that they are right]]. EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor is not true for them, and their affability even makes them easy to "compliment" with an InsultBackfire. Captives of an affably evil villain won't be kept in dungeons, but in a GildedCage. Even an outright psychopath can come off as this if charismatic and funny enough.

In the event an Affably Evil villain does undergo a VillainousBreakdown, the very traits that make them so pleasant often serve to make their breakdown extremely creepy or outright scary. [[BewareTheNiceOnes A kind, friendly man suddenly going into a psychotic rage is made all the more scary by the simple fact that he was previously so nice and kind.]] If they [[DissonantSerenity keep their inviting personality]] while going AxCrazy, they may cross into FauxAffablyEvil territory.

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Usually a WickedCultured, charismatic MagnificentBastard. They are sometimes comedic or a WellIntentionedExtremist who really [[TautologicalTemplar believes that they are right]]. More often than not, they are a form of AntiVillain because a straight villain wouldn't easily be so genuinely good-natured. EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor is not true for them, and their affability even makes them easy to "compliment" with an InsultBackfire. Captives of an affably evil villain won't be kept in dungeons, but in a GildedCage. Even an outright psychopath can come off as this if charismatic and funny enough.

enough. In fact legitimately insane characters can at times balance this with FauxAffablyEvil more easily than sane ones, since the contrast is explained by their mental instability.

In the event an Affably Evil villain does undergo a VillainousBreakdown, the very traits that make them so pleasant often serve to make their breakdown extremely creepy or outright scary. [[BewareTheNiceOnes A kind, friendly man suddenly going into a psychotic rage is made all the more scary by the simple fact that he was previously so nice and kind.]] If they [[DissonantSerenity keep their inviting personality]] while going AxCrazy, they may cross into FauxAffablyEvil territory.territory with only skin-deep manners which is a much more frequent behaviour than a truly kind criminal.
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