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11th May '17 3:59:17 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Freeza, despite being one of many [[BigBad Big Bads]] in the series, has practically become synonymous with the franchise - likely due to a mix of voice-acting, character design and [[Monster/DragonBall sheer monstrosity]]. He has been featured the most as the main villain of the video games, despite appearing at the series' overall halfway point and being ''much'' [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil weaker than Cell or Buu]]. As if to cement this, he returns in the Toriyama-devised ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'' and the ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' arc that adapts it, and he gets a ''humongous'' power boost as well. [[spoiler: Upcoming episode previews suggest he is going to make ''yet another'' comeback, but this time ''[EnemyMine being forced to work with Goku and his allies]]''.]]

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** Freeza, Frieza/Freeza, despite being one of many [[BigBad Big Bads]] in the series, has practically become synonymous with the franchise - likely due to a mix of voice-acting, character design and [[Monster/DragonBall sheer monstrosity]]. He has been featured the most as the main villain of the video games, despite appearing at the series' overall halfway point and being ''much'' [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil weaker than Cell or Buu]]. As if to cement this, he returns in the Toriyama-devised ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'' and the ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' arc that adapts it, and he gets a ''humongous'' power boost as well. [[spoiler: Upcoming episode previews suggest he is going to make ''yet another'' comeback, but this time ''[EnemyMine ''[[EnemyMine being forced to work with Goku and his allies]]''.]]
11th May '17 3:54:32 PM Tropetastic1995
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** Freeza, despite being one of many [[BigBad Big Bads]] in the series, has practically become synonymous with the franchise - likely due to a mix of voice-acting, character design and [[Monster/DragonBall sheer monstrosity]]. He has been featured the most as the main villain of the video games, despite appearing at the series' overall halfway point and being ''much'' [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil weaker than Cell or Buu]]. As if to cement this, he returns in the Toriyama-devised ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'' and the ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' arc that adapts it, and he gets a ''significant'' power boost as well.
** Freeza's brother Cooler and the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly are Breakout ''Movie'' Villains who appear more than once in the ''DBZ'' movies and are the first to appear in the video games. Especially Broly, who appears more often in video games than any other movie villain, [[AdaptationalBadass gaining more super forms that any villain in the series.]] He is so popular, that Anime/DragonBallSuper decided to made a [[{{Expy}} character based on him]], [[RuleSixtyThree only female]], thus making his transformation sorta canon.

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** Freeza, despite being one of many [[BigBad Big Bads]] in the series, has practically become synonymous with the franchise - likely due to a mix of voice-acting, character design and [[Monster/DragonBall sheer monstrosity]]. He has been featured the most as the main villain of the video games, despite appearing at the series' overall halfway point and being ''much'' [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil weaker than Cell or Buu]]. As if to cement this, he returns in the Toriyama-devised ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection F]]'' and the ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' arc that adapts it, and he gets a ''significant'' ''humongous'' power boost as well.
well. [[spoiler: Upcoming episode previews suggest he is going to make ''yet another'' comeback, but this time ''[EnemyMine being forced to work with Goku and his allies]]''.]]
** Freeza's Frieza's brother Cooler and the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly are Breakout ''Movie'' Villains who appear more than once in the ''DBZ'' movies and are the first to appear in the video games. Especially Broly, who appears more often in video games than any other movie villain, [[AdaptationalBadass gaining more super forms that any villain in the series.]] He is so popular, that Anime/DragonBallSuper decided to made make a [[{{Expy}} character based on him]], [[RuleSixtyThree only female]], thus making his transformation sorta canon.
6th May '17 8:56:35 PM Servbot
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* Tai Lung and Lord Shen, the villains of the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' movies, are some of the most popular character, often overshadowing the titular panda in fandom.
29th Apr '17 9:46:04 PM Isaac_Heller
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* [[ComicBook/Deathstroke Deathstroke the Terminator]] was just going to be a villain to the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Teen Titans]] for one story arc. But he had his role extended to being the villain of a much bigger story arc, then later became an AntiHero with his own comic, and when he went back to villainy, he became one of the most famous and prominent villains in the DC Universe who was not just limited to the Titans anymore, clashing with the likes of Batman, Green Arrow, and the entire Justice League.

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* [[ComicBook/Deathstroke [[ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} Deathstroke the Terminator]] was just going to be a villain to the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Teen Titans]] for one story arc. But he had his role extended to being the villain of a much bigger story arc, then later became an AntiHero with his own comic, and when he went back to villainy, he became one of the most famous and prominent villains in the DC Universe who was not just limited to the Titans anymore, clashing with the likes of Batman, Green Arrow, and the entire Justice League.
29th Apr '17 9:44:30 PM Isaac_Heller
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* [[ComicBook/Deathstroke Deathstroke the Terminator]] was just going to be a villain to the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Teen Titans]] for one story arc. But he had his role extended to being the villain of a much bigger story arc, then later became an AntiHero with his own comic, and when he went back to villainy, he became one of the most famous and prominent villains in the DC Universe who was not just limited to the Titans anymore, clashing with the likes of Batman, Green Arrow, and the entire Justice League.
23rd Apr '17 1:19:23 PM ReddyWizard
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Retropokon}}'': Darkpokon was a fanmade villain for WebVideo/TheJohnShow who [[spoiler: appeared as an UnexpectedCharacter in the third year anniversary special]]. That's the only time it was canon on the show, but it became so popular with its Narm that won a poll in Lawl of the Dead and became the 20th character.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{Retropokon}}'': ''WebAnimation/Retropokon'': Darkpokon was a fanmade villain for WebVideo/TheJohnShow who [[spoiler: appeared as an UnexpectedCharacter in the third year anniversary special]]. That's the only time it was canon on the show, but it became so popular with its Narm that won a poll in Lawl of the Dead and became the 20th character.
23rd Apr '17 1:18:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs: Doctor Pandemia appeared as a cameo in a video by Celio Hogane before becoming the first recurring villain of the show.
* WebAnimation/Retropokon: Darkpokon was a fanmade villain for WebVideo/TheJohnShow who [[spoiler: appeared as an UnexpectedCharacter in the third year anniversary special]]. That's the only time it was canon on the show, but it became so popular with its Narm that won a poll in Lawl of the Dead and became the 20th character.

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* WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs: ''WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs'': Doctor Pandemia appeared as a cameo in a video by Celio Hogane before becoming the first recurring villain of the show.
* WebAnimation/Retropokon: ''WebAnimation/{{Retropokon}}'': Darkpokon was a fanmade villain for WebVideo/TheJohnShow who [[spoiler: appeared as an UnexpectedCharacter in the third year anniversary special]]. That's the only time it was canon on the show, but it became so popular with its Narm that won a poll in Lawl of the Dead and became the 20th character.
23rd Apr '17 1:15:27 PM ReddyWizard
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* WebVideo/AitorMolinaVs: Doctor Pandemia appeared as a cameo in a video by Celio Hogane before becoming the first recurring villain of the show.
* WebAnimation/Retropokon: Darkpokon was a fanmade villain for WebVideo/TheJohnShow who [[spoiler: appeared as an UnexpectedCharacter in the third year anniversary special]]. That's the only time it was canon on the show, but it became so popular with its Narm that won a poll in Lawl of the Dead and became the 20th character.
31st Mar '17 7:36:49 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Harley Quinn from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (see relative description under) become a CanonImmigrant in the comics thanks to this, and she proceeded to become one of the main characters (if not the main character) of several comic series, such as the Harley & Ivy mini-series, her own ongoing and Gotham City Sirens. She even became the main villain in the Birds of Prey TV adaptation even though she's not prominent in the original comic. And more recently she got a big role in the videogames of VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries, became a member of the ComicBook/SuicideSquad, and got a second ongoing which became DC's highest-selling title with a female lead!

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** Harley Quinn ComicBook/HarleyQuinn from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (see relative description under) become a CanonImmigrant in the comics thanks to this, and she proceeded to become one of the main characters (if not the main character) of several comic series, such as the Harley & Ivy mini-series, her own ongoing and Gotham City Sirens. She even became the main villain in the Birds of Prey TV adaptation even though she's not prominent in the original comic. And more recently she got a big role in the videogames of VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries, became a member of the ComicBook/SuicideSquad, and got a second ongoing which became DC's highest-selling title with a female lead!
21st Mar '17 5:51:56 AM dbfnq
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** Grant Ward is an unusual case in that he was on the show as a regular from the pilot, but ostensibly as one of the heroes. Then around two-thirds of the way through the first season, it's suddenly revealed that he was a member of HYDRA and TheMole on Coulson's team. By WordOfGod, the point of the character was to add weight to the reveal HYDRA had taken over S.H.I.E.L.D. by having a close and personal betrayal amongst the main cast, there were no long-term plans for the character and as originally scripted he would have died in the season 1 finale. However, after seeing the impact the twist had on the show, the character's [[DracoInLeatherPants newfound popularity]], and Brett Dalton's CreepyAwesome portrayal of Ward post-turn, they decided to keep him around as a recurring antagonist for season 2. Eventually he was killed off in season 3... Only for his body to come back possessed by the GreaterScopeVillain.

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** Grant Ward is an unusual case in that he was on the show as a regular from the pilot, but ostensibly as one of the heroes. Then around two-thirds of the way through the first season, it's suddenly revealed that he was a member of HYDRA and TheMole on Coulson's team. By WordOfGod, the point of the character was to add weight to the reveal HYDRA had taken over S.H.I.E.L.D. by having a close and personal betrayal amongst the main cast, there were no long-term plans for the character and as originally scripted he would have died in the season 1 finale. However, after seeing the impact the twist had on the show, the character's [[DracoInLeatherPants newfound popularity]], and Brett Dalton's CreepyAwesome portrayal of Ward post-turn, they decided to keep him around as a recurring antagonist for season 2. Eventually he was killed off in season 3... Only for his body to come back possessed by the GreaterScopeVillain. And then in the S3 finale, his possessed body was blown up ''in orbit'', finally stopping him from ever reappearing in the show...[[spoiler: until in S4 the characters venture into a virtual alternate reality, and guess who's back '''again.''']]
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