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31st Mar '16 7:11:01 AM Shadowgazer
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SubTrope of BitCharacter; SuperTrope of MuggingTheMonster. Will often be given KickTheDog or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain traits, if only to justify their getting a comeuppance. Common in a BatmanColdOpen, when said ColdOpen doesn't feature a recurring villain; however, Bit Part Bad Guys can show up anywhere in the story, up to and including right before (and after) the climax.

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SubTrope of BitCharacter; BitCharacter and PlotIrrelevantVillain; SuperTrope of MuggingTheMonster. Will often be given KickTheDog or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain traits, if only to justify their getting a comeuppance. Common in a BatmanColdOpen, when said ColdOpen doesn't feature a recurring villain; however, Bit Part Bad Guys can show up anywhere in the story, up to and including right before (and after) the climax.
7th Mar '16 10:53:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* MarvelComics have loads of these villains who show up in single issues or possibly in the middle of larger story arcs just to get beaten up: [[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Rhino]], [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor The Wrecking Crew]], and [[ComicBook/XMen The Blob]] just to name a few.
* The beginning of SinCity's ''A Dame To Kill For'' features the private investigator main character spying on an [[DomesticAbuser abusive boyfriend]] and beating him up when he tries to hurt his mistress.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics have loads of these villains who show up in single issues or possibly in the middle of larger story arcs just to get beaten up: [[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Rhino]], [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor The Wrecking Crew]], and [[ComicBook/XMen The Blob]] just to name a few.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'':
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The beginning of SinCity's ''A Dame To Kill For'' features the private investigator main character spying on an [[DomesticAbuser abusive boyfriend]] and beating him up when he tries to hurt his mistress.
1st Jan '16 7:11:08 PM jormis29
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* The Box Ghost from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
** Until ''Pandora's Box''.

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* The Box Ghost from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
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''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. Until ''Pandora's Box''.he gets his hands on ''PandorasBox'.
16th Oct '15 10:46:34 PM Luc
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SubTrope of BitCharacter; SuperTrope of MuggingTheMonster. Will often be given KickTheDog or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain traits, if only to justify their getting a comeuppance. Common in a BatmanColdOpen, when said ColdOpen doesn't feature a recurring villain; however, Bit Part Bad Guys can show up anywhere in the story, up to and including right before the climax.

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SubTrope of BitCharacter; SuperTrope of MuggingTheMonster. Will often be given KickTheDog or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain traits, if only to justify their getting a comeuppance. Common in a BatmanColdOpen, when said ColdOpen doesn't feature a recurring villain; however, Bit Part Bad Guys can show up anywhere in the story, up to and including right before (and after) the climax.
14th Oct '15 6:53:41 PM Quanyails
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* MutekiKanbanMusume, being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, presents protagonist Miki as she encounters an unfortunate thief, LowlyCriminal {{Yakuza}}, and JapaneseDelinquents, all of them only there to [[MuggingTheMonster Mug the Monster]] and give her an excuse to {{curbstomp|Battle}} them, and then be forgotten.

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* MutekiKanbanMusume, ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'', being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, presents protagonist Miki as she encounters an unfortunate thief, LowlyCriminal {{Yakuza}}, and JapaneseDelinquents, all of them only there to [[MuggingTheMonster Mug the Monster]] and give her an excuse to {{curbstomp|Battle}} them, and then be forgotten.
24th Apr '15 2:27:39 PM StFan
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* MarvelComics have loads of these villains who show up in single issues or possibly in the middle of larger story arcs just to get beaten up: [[SpiderMan The Rhino]], [[{{Thor}} The Wrecking Crew]], and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} The Blob]] just to name a few.

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* MarvelComics have loads of these villains who show up in single issues or possibly in the middle of larger story arcs just to get beaten up: [[SpiderMan [[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Rhino]], [[{{Thor}} [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor The Wrecking Crew]], and [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen The Blob]] just to name a few.



* All over the place in all three of the ''Film/SpiderMan'' movies.
* ''DirtyHarry'': Some bank robbers.
* Two muggers show up at the beginning of the first Tim Burton ''{{Film/Batman}}'' movie, robbing an innocent tourist family (with one mugger pulling a KickTheDog moment by turning his gun on the family's kid), laying down the fearsome reputation of "the bat" and then getting their asses kicked by the Batman.
** Just about every ''Batman'' film since then has featured at least one such character. ''Film/BatmanReturns'' included a brief scene with a nameless, nondescript mugger (and, it is strongly implied, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar rapist]]) who exists only as an AssholeVictim to get butchered by Catwoman - and, of course, to establish that Selina Kyle has [[TookALevelInBadass Taken A Level In Badass]] after all the injustices done to her and will never be the same again.

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* All over the place in all three of the ''Film/SpiderMan'' ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' movies.
* ''DirtyHarry'': ''Film/DirtyHarry'': Some bank robbers.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''
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Two muggers show up at the beginning of the first Tim Burton ''{{Film/Batman}}'' ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie, robbing an innocent tourist family (with one mugger pulling a KickTheDog moment by turning his gun on the family's kid), laying down the fearsome reputation of "the bat" and then getting their asses kicked by the Batman.
** Just about every ''Batman'' film since then has featured at least one such character. ''Film/BatmanReturns'' included a brief scene with a nameless, nondescript mugger (and, it is strongly implied, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar rapist]]) who exists only as an AssholeVictim to get butchered by Catwoman - -- and, of course, to establish that Selina Kyle has [[TookALevelInBadass Taken A a Level In in Badass]] after all the injustices done to her and will never be the same again.
10th Apr '15 8:41:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' had a ton of these, especially in earlier seasons.

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* ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'' ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' had a ton of these, especially in earlier seasons.
15th Jan '15 9:39:22 AM MarkLungo
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* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' has a couple in its extensive RoguesGallery.
** In "The Giant Bacteria", Morbulus [[DiscOneFinalBoss seems to be the episode's main villain]], complete with a unique gimmick (360 degree vision, due to literally having [[ExtraEyes eyes in the back of his head]] as well as the front). Then he runs into [[MadScientist Dr. Viper]]. [[WeHardlyKnewYe It doesn't end well for him]].
** Chopshop shows up for the first half of one episode ("SWAT Kats Unplugged") and is never seen or mentioned again. The main reason he's remembered is because fans still debate whether T-Bone meant it literally when he called him a "laughing hyena".
15th Jan '15 9:29:23 AM MarkLungo
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31st Dec '14 3:54:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Invoked by Ash regarding Ed, in EvilDead: The Musical. Then doubly subverted, because Ed gets a song - "Bit-Part Demon" - before [[spoiler: he gets shot, likely because [[FridgeBrilliance not being a Bit Part Bad Guy meant he really was a potential threat]]. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Ash immediately afterward]].

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* Invoked by Ash regarding Ed, in EvilDead: The Musical.''Theatre/EvilDeadTheMusical''. Then doubly subverted, because Ed gets a song - "Bit-Part Demon" - before [[spoiler: he gets shot, likely because [[FridgeBrilliance not being a Bit Part Bad Guy meant he really was a potential threat]]. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Ash immediately afterward]].
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