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24th Apr '17 6:36:32 PM WillyFourEyes
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[[caption-width-right:274:[-A scene from Checkerboard Nightmare's [[http://www.checkerboardnightmare.com/retro/20060401.shtml concept]] for a new comic book.-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:274:[-A scene from Checkerboard Nightmare's [[http://www.checkerboardnightmare.com/retro/20060401.shtml concept]] ''Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare's'' concept for a new comic book.-] ]]
10th Apr '17 1:48:18 AM ChrisX
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Surprisingly, however, sometimes a Card Carrying Villain 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. They are also not self-righteous at all.

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Surprisingly, however, sometimes a Card Carrying Villain 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, talks (unless it's meant to showcase a FauxAffablyEvil personality), and sometimes lies would hurt more than a blatant assault. They are also not self-righteous at all.
9th Apr '17 8:31:36 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''[='=]s Voldemort is one, which is {{Justified}} because Voldemort was actually a purposefully over-the-top alias Tom Riddle created as a disposable first draft of his future EvilOverlord persona. [[GoneHorriblyRight He underestimated Wizarding Britain's defences by far and almost took over the world as Voldemort by accident before he cut back on his attacks.]]

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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''[='=]s Voldemort is one, which is {{Justified}} because Voldemort was actually a purposefully over-the-top alias Tom Riddle created as a disposable first draft of his future EvilOverlord persona. [[GoneHorriblyRight He underestimated overestimated Wizarding Britain's defences by far and almost took over the world as Voldemort by accident before he cut back on his attacks.]]
9th Apr '17 8:19:00 AM MagBas
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# ''[[ChaoticEvil Destruction]]'' - the Villain wants to destroy and kill [[ForTheEvulz for its own sake]]. [[OmnicidalManiac Taken to the extreme]], the first and second spheres may recognize that this includes ''them'' as well, so this often results in EvilVersusOblivion or EvilerThanThou if the villain teams up with the heroes so they can TakeOverTheWorld at a later date. (You can't take over the world if it's [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt not there!]])

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# ''[[ChaoticEvil Destruction]]'' '' Destruction'' - the Villain wants to destroy and kill [[ForTheEvulz for its own sake]]. [[OmnicidalManiac Taken to the extreme]], the first and second spheres may recognize that this includes ''them'' as well, so this often results in EvilVersusOblivion or EvilerThanThou if the villain teams up with the heroes so they can TakeOverTheWorld at a later date. (You can't take over the world if it's [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt not there!]])
6th Apr '17 11:40:17 PM azul120
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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 plenty of [[EvilIsPetty petty behavior]].

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. They are also not self-righteous at all.

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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.]] powers]]. Also expect plenty of [[EvilIsPetty petty behavior]].

Surprisingly, however, sometimes a CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villain 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. They are also not self-righteous at all.
6th Apr '17 8:25:08 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''[=]'s Voldemort is one, which is {{Justified}} because Voldemort was actually a purposefully over-the-top alias Tom Riddle created as a disposable first draft of his future EvilOverlord persona. [[GoneHorriblyRight He underestimated Wizarding Britain's defences by far and almost took over the world as Voldemort by accident before he cut back on his attacks.]]

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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''[=]'s ''Blog/AskErnstStavroBlofeld''[='=]s Blofeld calls himself "a soulless murderous monster" without a trace of irony.
* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''[='=]s
Voldemort is one, which is {{Justified}} because Voldemort was actually a purposefully over-the-top alias Tom Riddle created as a disposable first draft of his future EvilOverlord persona. [[GoneHorriblyRight He underestimated Wizarding Britain's defences by far and almost took over the world as Voldemort by accident before he cut back on his attacks.]]
6th Apr '17 8:23:51 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* According to ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' anyone creating a horcrux would have to be a completely unironic Card-Carrying Villain. The theory is, you need to do something so depraved and inhumane that you cannot live with yourself and break your own soul to get a piece to put in the horcrux.

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* According to ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' anyone creating ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''[=]'s Voldemort is one, which is {{Justified}} because Voldemort was actually a horcrux would have to be purposefully over-the-top alias Tom Riddle created as a completely unironic Card-Carrying Villain. The theory is, you need to do something so depraved disposable first draft of his future EvilOverlord persona. [[GoneHorriblyRight He underestimated Wizarding Britain's defences by far and inhumane that you cannot live with yourself and break your own soul to get a piece to put in almost took over the horcrux.world as Voldemort by accident before he cut back on his attacks.]]
1st Mar '17 1:45:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* 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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* 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 extreme level]].



* 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]].

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* KnightTemplar: A villain who completely believes that they are good. They can still become be a Card-Carrying Villain if they have a HeelRealization and [[ThenLetMeBeEvil decide to keep being a villain anyway]].embrace the evil persona others hold them to]].



* MoralMyopia: Where the villain decries the evil acts of others while rationalizing their own.

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* MoralMyopia: Where the villain decries the evil acts of others while ignoring or rationalizing their own.
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.
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