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11th Feb '17 6:53:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lord Darkness in ''ElvenQuest'', an aspiring EvilOverlord who openly champions the Forces of Evil against the Forces of Good.

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* Lord Darkness in ''ElvenQuest'', ''Radio/ElvenQuest'', an aspiring EvilOverlord who openly champions the Forces of Evil against the Forces of Good.
22nd Jan '17 1:52:57 PM bubby3
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While the trope can result in an entertaining villain, [[TropesAreNotGood he can also be cheesy or shallow.]] 80s kid's shows made a lot of these, where the villain referred to themselves as evil. Writers apparently believed that the children watching wouldn't be able to define the bad guy unless he was blowing up cities or poisoning lakes ForTheEvulz. It also reveals a condescending belief that children are unable to understand that evil people usually don't consider themselves evil. Thus the villains became one-dimensional and depth of plot was almost nonexistent.

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While the trope can result in an entertaining villain, [[TropesAreNotGood he can also be cheesy or shallow.]] 80s kid's shows made a lot of these, where the villain referred to themselves as evil. Writers apparently believed that the children watching wouldn't be able to define the bad guy unless he was blowing up cities or poisoning lakes ForTheEvulz. It also reveals a condescending belief that children are unable to understand that evil people usually [[ObliviouslyEvil don't consider themselves evil.evil]]. Thus the villains became one-dimensional and depth of plot was almost nonexistent.
11th Dec '16 1:36:35 AM superboy313
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* NobleDemon, who is a villain and makes no bones about that fact, but will generally do less [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]].
* CompleteMonster, a villain who is pure evil with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. A Card-Carrying Villain can be this if they are played 100% seriously and take their [[EvilFeelsGood love for evil]] to an [[MoralEventHorizon extreme]] [[UpToEleven level]].

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* NobleDemon, who NobleDemon: Who is a villain and makes no bones about that fact, but will generally do less [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]].
* CompleteMonster, a CompleteMonster: A villain who is pure evil with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. A Card-Carrying Villain can be this if they are played 100% seriously and take their [[EvilFeelsGood love for evil]] to an [[MoralEventHorizon extreme]] [[UpToEleven level]].



* IAmAMonster, where the character laments rather than embraces how bad they are.
* KnightTemplar, a villain who completely believes that they are good. They can still become a Card-Carrying Villain if they have a HeelRealization and [[ThenLetMeBeEvil decide to keep being a villain anyway]].
* MoralMyopia, where the villain decries the evil acts of others while rationalizing their own.
* PunchClockVillain, who doesn't take any particular glee in being evil, instead looking at it as just their job.

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* IAmAMonster, where IAmAMonster: Where the character laments rather than embraces how bad they are.
* KnightTemplar, a KnightTemplar: A villain who completely believes that they are good. They can still become a Card-Carrying Villain if they have a HeelRealization and [[ThenLetMeBeEvil decide to keep being a villain anyway]].
* MoralMyopia, where AboveGoodAndEvil: When a villain dismisses morality as a meaningless concept.
* MoralMyopia: Where
the villain decries the evil acts of others while rationalizing their own.
* PunchClockVillain, who PunchClockVillain: Who doesn't take any particular glee in being evil, instead looking at it as just their job.
24th Nov '16 7:00:46 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'':
** [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Norlock]] openly identifies as evil.
** [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Irkens]], with the possible exception of Skoodge, all seem to have an overtly villainous mindset.
21st Aug '16 12:23:05 PM BattleMaster
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Card-Carrying Villains are particularly likely to do something ForTheEvulz. Expect them to have [[DarkIsEvil relations with the dark]] and/or have [[BadPowersBadPeople evil powers.]] Also expect them to be [[EvilIsPetty petty]].

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Card-Carrying Villains are particularly likely to do something ForTheEvulz. Expect them to have [[DarkIsEvil relations with the dark]] and/or have [[BadPowersBadPeople evil powers.]] Also expect them to be plenty of [[EvilIsPetty petty]].
petty behavior]].
21st Aug '16 12:21:19 PM BattleMaster
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Card-Carrying Villains are particularly likely to do something ForTheEvulz. Expect them to have [[DarkIsEvil relations with the dark]] and/or have [[BadPowersBadPeople evil powers.]]

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Card-Carrying Villains are particularly likely to do something ForTheEvulz. Expect them to have [[DarkIsEvil relations with the dark]] and/or have [[BadPowersBadPeople evil powers.]]
]] Also expect them to be [[EvilIsPetty petty]].
15th Aug '16 5:18:37 PM DoctorTItanX
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Surprisingly, however, sometimes a CardCarryingVillain usually has one '[[EvilVirtues redeeming]]' quality, as far as villains go: [[AtLeastIAdmitIt They're honest.]] They will not hide the fact that they're the villainous scumbag, they will not deceive you that they were worthy of some sympathy by being a misguided WellIntentionedExtremist, [[EvenEvilHasStandards that's just]] [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]]. This may make them more obvious targets for the heroes to gun down, but they will not hide behind sweet talks, and sometimes lies would hurt more than a blatant assault.

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Surprisingly, however, sometimes a CardCarryingVillain usually has one '[[EvilVirtues redeeming]]' quality, as far as villains go: [[AtLeastIAdmitIt They're honest.]] They will not hide the fact that they're the villainous scumbag, they will not deceive you that they were worthy of some sympathy by being a misguided WellIntentionedExtremist, [[EvenEvilHasStandards that's just]] [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]]. This may make them more obvious targets for the heroes to gun down, but they will not hide behind sweet talks, and sometimes lies would hurt more than a blatant assault.
assault. They are also not self-righteous at all.
19th Jul '16 9:33:22 PM ChrisX
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Surprisingly, however, sometimes a CardCarryingVillain usually has one '[[EvilVirtues redeeming]]' quality, as far as villains go: [[AtLeastIAdmitIt They're honest.]] They will not hide the fact that they're the villainous scumbag, they will not deceive you that they were worthy of some sympathy by being a misguided WellIntentionedExtremist, [[EvenEvilHasStandards that's just]] [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]]. This may make them more obvious targets for the heroes to gun down, but they will not hide behind sweet talks, and sometimes lies would hurt more than a blatant assault.
13th Jul '16 4:35:05 AM AndyLA
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->'''Burns:''' I'm absolutely evil.\\

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->'''Burns:''' I don't get it, Simpson. I'm a bad boy.\\
'''Homer:''' Yeah, I know.\\
'''Burns:'''
I'm absolutely evil.terrible.\\
13th Jul '16 4:34:22 AM AndyLA
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E04AHunkaHunkaBurnsInLove A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love]]"

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E04AHunkaHunkaBurnsInLove "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS13E4AHunkaHunkaBurnsInLove A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love]]"
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