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28th Jul '17 2:55:39 PM jamespolk
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* In an UnbuiltTrope {{aver|tedTrope}}sion, the silent film epitome of this character, Koerner (Paul Panzer) in ''The Perils of Pauline'', is a fairly young man (the secretary of the eponymous Pauline (Pearl White)'s guardian, bent on gaining her fortune), clean-shaven, and not particularly antiquated or exaggerated in manner or appearance. (Incidentally, contrary to popular belief, few of the "Pauline" films were cliffhangers; most were self-contained episodes.)

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* In an UnbuiltTrope {{aver|tedTrope}}sion, the silent film epitome of this character, Koerner (Paul Panzer) in ''The Perils of Pauline'', ''Film/ThePerilsOfPauline'', is a fairly young man (the secretary of the eponymous Pauline (Pearl White)'s guardian, bent on gaining her fortune), clean-shaven, and not particularly antiquated or exaggerated in manner or appearance. (Incidentally, contrary to popular belief, few of the "Pauline" films were cliffhangers; most were self-contained episodes.)
23rd Jun '17 1:59:04 PM Mdumas43073
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* The Coasters' song "Along Came Jones" has the exploits of the villain Salty Sam, Sweet Sue, and Jones running on the TV -- on every channel, apparently.

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* The Coasters' song "Along Came Jones" (written by Music/LeiberAndStoller) has the exploits of the villain Salty Sam, Sweet Sue, and Jones running on the TV -- on every channel, apparently.
23rd Jun '17 1:55:24 PM Mdumas43073
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He generally has two moods: when happy, he [[EvilLaugh sneers, cackles]], and [[HandRubbing rubs his hands in malevolent glee]], and when unhappy, he glowers, sulks, [[GlovedFistOfDoom makes a fist]], and bites his index finger and [[BadBoss snaps at his sidekick/henchman]], should he have any. He speaks largely in AntiquatedLinguistics, preferring such [[GoshDangItToHeck expletives]] as "[[CurseOfTheAncients Curses! Foiled again!]]" and "[[TrrrillingRrrs Drrrat!]]" (or, for extreme cases, "Drat and ''double'' drat!").

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He generally has two moods: when happy, he [[EvilLaugh sneers, cackles]], and [[HandRubbing rubs his hands in malevolent glee]], and when unhappy, he glowers, sulks, [[GlovedFistOfDoom makes a fist]], and bites his index finger and [[BadBoss snaps at his sidekick/henchman]], should he have any. He speaks largely in AntiquatedLinguistics, preferring such [[GoshDangItToHeck expletives]] as "[[CurseOfTheAncients Curses! Foiled again!]]" and "[[TrrrillingRrrs Drrrat!]]" (or, for extreme cases, "Drat and ''double'' drat!").
drat!"). He often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance.



Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on his way to being a DeadHorseTrope, having been largely replaced by the likes of the VillainWithGoodPublicity, although some modern works still use him for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one-note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.

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Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on his way to being a DeadHorseTrope, having been largely replaced by the likes of the VillainWithGoodPublicity, although some modern works still use him for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one-note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.
23rd Jun '17 1:51:03 PM Mdumas43073
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An oddly specific kind of character, the Dastardly Whiplash is a cartoonish villain taken from the silent film tradition (or really from the [[OlderThanRadio old stage]] [[MeloDrama melodrama tradition]]). Usually a ManOfWealthAndTaste, in Great Britain (*cough EvilBrit cough*), he was generally a [[AristocratsAreEvil Bad Baronet]]; in the U.S., he was often an [[MorallyBankruptBanker Evil Banker]] who held the mortgage on the heroine's farm. Physically, he's slightly hunched with an [[SinisterSchnoz exaggerated nose]] and [[ThinChinOfSin chin]], a [[GoodHairEvilHair curling black]] [[BadassMustache moustache]] (all the better to twirl at you, [[TermsOfEndangerment my dear]]), and an elaborate costume, usually an old-fashioned [[EvilWearsBlack black suit]] with a [[BlackCloak cloak]] and a hat, usually a [[NiceHat top hat]] but occasionally a DastardlyDapperDerby.

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An oddly specific kind of character, the Dastardly Whiplash is a cartoonish villain taken from the [[SilentMovie silent film film]] tradition (or really from the [[OlderThanRadio old stage]] [[MeloDrama melodrama tradition]]). Usually a ManOfWealthAndTaste, in Great Britain (*cough EvilBrit cough*), he was generally a [[AristocratsAreEvil Bad Baronet]]; in the U.S., he was often an [[MorallyBankruptBanker Evil Banker]] who held the mortgage on the heroine's farm. Physically, he's slightly hunched with an [[SinisterSchnoz exaggerated nose]] and [[ThinChinOfSin chin]], a [[GoodHairEvilHair curling black]] [[BadassMustache moustache]] (all the better to twirl at you, [[TermsOfEndangerment my dear]]), and an elaborate costume, usually an old-fashioned [[EvilWearsBlack black suit]] with a [[BlackCloak cloak]] and a hat, usually a [[NiceHat top hat]] but occasionally a DastardlyDapperDerby.
23rd Jun '17 1:49:24 PM Mdumas43073
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Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on its way to being a DeadHorseTrope, having been largely replaced by the likes of the VillainWithGoodPublicity, although some modern works still use it for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.

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Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on its his way to being a DeadHorseTrope, having been largely replaced by the likes of the VillainWithGoodPublicity, although some modern works still use it him for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one note one-note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.
23rd Jun '17 1:48:17 PM Mdumas43073
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He generally has two moods: when happy, he [[EvilLaugh sneers, cackles]], and [[HandRubbing rubs his hands in malevolent glee]], and when unhappy, he glowers, sulks, [[GlovedFistOfDoom makes a fist]], and bites his index finger and [[BadBoss snaps at his sidekick/henchman]], should he have any. He speaks largely in AntiquatedLinguistics, preferring [[GoshDangItToHeck expletives]] such as "[[CurseOfTheAncients Curses! Foiled again!]]" and "Drat!" (or, for extreme cases, "Drat and ''double'' drat!")

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He generally has two moods: when happy, he [[EvilLaugh sneers, cackles]], and [[HandRubbing rubs his hands in malevolent glee]], and when unhappy, he glowers, sulks, [[GlovedFistOfDoom makes a fist]], and bites his index finger and [[BadBoss snaps at his sidekick/henchman]], should he have any. He speaks largely in AntiquatedLinguistics, preferring such [[GoshDangItToHeck expletives]] such as "[[CurseOfTheAncients Curses! Foiled again!]]" and "Drat!" "[[TrrrillingRrrs Drrrat!]]" (or, for extreme cases, "Drat and ''double'' drat!")
drat!").
23rd Jun '17 1:36:38 PM Mdumas43073
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->''The vizier twirled his mustache, probably foreclosing another dozen mortgages.''

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->''The ->''"The vizier twirled his mustache, probably foreclosing another dozen mortgages.''"''
23rd Jun '17 1:36:11 PM Mdumas43073
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[[quoteright:219:[[WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/snidely-whiplash_6902.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:219:[[ObviouslyEvil Just throwing it out there, but this guy looks pretty evil]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[ObviouslyEvil
Just throwing it out there, but this guy looks pretty evil]].]]
10th Jun '17 1:52:47 AM DeepRed
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Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on its way to being a DeadHorseTrope, having been largely replaced by the likes of the VillianWithGoodPublicity, although some modern works still use it for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.

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Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on its way to being a DeadHorseTrope, having been largely replaced by the likes of the VillianWithGoodPublicity, VillainWithGoodPublicity, although some modern works still use it for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.
10th Jun '17 1:52:31 AM DeepRed
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Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on its way to being a DeadHorseTrope, although some modern works still use it for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.

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Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on its way to being a DeadHorseTrope, having been largely replaced by the likes of the VillianWithGoodPublicity, although some modern works still use it for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.
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