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26th Oct '16 8:32:57 PM PaulA
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** The ExpandedUniverse novel "Vendetta" by PeterDavid reveals that it was designed to destroy the Borg.

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** The ExpandedUniverse novel "Vendetta" by PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid reveals that it was designed to destroy the Borg.
25th Oct '16 7:27:42 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' Mordecai and Rigby are vying for a chair and bet on it in rock-paper-scissors. After being stuck in tie for 100 times, a monster from out of nowhere comes to eat the chair, they were able to make it go away by breaking the tie.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai and Rigby are vying for a chair and bet on it in rock-paper-scissors. After being stuck in tie for 100 times, a monster from out of nowhere comes to eat the chair, they were able to make it go away by breaking the tie.
6th Oct '16 10:25:05 PM thatother1dude
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** Although not many of the villains have elaborate origins, the [[{{Nanomachines}} nanobots]] in "Nano of the North" seem especially noticeable in this regard. They're a swarm of microscopic robots that come out of a cloud that forms over Townsville but nothing else surrounding it, start devouring all the carbon to make more of themselves, and demonstrate some kind of group intelligence in the way the cloud changed to focus the forces onto the Powerpuff Girls. Although they're all destroyed by the end of the episode, no clue is given as to their origin or why they were targeting Townsville specifically, and indeed no one even ''asks''.

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** Although not many of the villains have elaborate origins, the [[{{Nanomachines}} nanobots]] in "Nano of the North" seem especially noticeable in this regard.inexplicable. They're a swarm of microscopic robots that come out of a cloud that forms over Townsville but nothing else surrounding it, start devouring all the carbon to make more of themselves, and demonstrate some kind of group intelligence in the way the cloud changed to focus the forces onto the Powerpuff Girls. Although they're all destroyed by the end of the episode, no clue is given as to their origin or why they were targeting Townsville specifically, and indeed no one even ''asks''.
6th Oct '16 10:23:35 PM thatother1dude
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** Slade, whose backstory and motives were never revealed, despite the fact that he was the BigBad for the first two seasons, the DragonWithAnAgenda in the fourth, and had cameos throughout. The heroes, especially Robin, speculate as to who he is, but nothing concrete is ever reached.

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** Slade, whose Slade's backstory and motives were never revealed, despite the fact that he was being the BigBad for the first two seasons, the DragonWithAnAgenda in the fourth, and had cameos throughout.a minor presence throughout the series. The heroes, especially Robin, speculate as to who he is, but nothing concrete is ever reached.
6th Oct '16 10:22:01 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' there is [[YouDirtyRat a rat.]] This rat appears just ten minutes before the end of the film, [[WouldHurtAChild tries to murder a baby,]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu fights the Tramp one-on-one, wounding him]] and [[OhCrap posthumously has the Tramp sent to the pound, where he is certain to be put down.]] He has no lines, has no known motive and is [[ForTheEvulz utterly evil throughout.]]

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* In ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'' there is [[YouDirtyRat a rat.]] This rat appears just ten minutes before the end of the film, [[WouldHurtAChild tries to murder a baby,]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu fights the Tramp one-on-one, wounding him]] him and [[OhCrap posthumously has the Tramp sent to the pound, where he is certain to be put down.]] He has no lines, has no known motive and is [[ForTheEvulz utterly evil throughout.]]
6th Oct '16 10:20:33 PM thatother1dude
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** Also, the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] from the episodes "Stranded" and "Things Change" similarly come out of nowhere and, though the characters wonder out loud what they are, are never given even a vague explanation.
** Also Red X has no explanation or origin for his appearance, and no back story. He just appears out of nowhere and makes trouble for everyone. Beast Boy tries to speculate[[note]][[WesternAnimation/DCNation He thinks it's Jason Todd]][[/note]], but Raven says it could be anyone and no one else bothers speculating.

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** Also, the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] from the episodes "Stranded" and "Things Change" similarly come out of nowhere and, though the characters wonder out loud what they are, are never given even a vague explanation.
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Red X has no explanation or origin for his appearance, and no back story. He just appears out of nowhere and makes trouble for everyone. Beast Boy tries to speculate[[note]][[WesternAnimation/DCNation He thinks it's Jason Todd]][[/note]], but Raven says it could be anyone and no one else bothers speculating.really gives it any thought.
** The [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] from the episodes "Stranded" and "Things Change" come out of nowhere and, though the characters wonder out loud what they are, are never given even a vague explanation.



** The evil alien force from "Forced Kin" qualify as well.

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** The evil alien force from "Forced Kin" qualify as well.suddenly comes from space to conquer Earth with no explanation, and turns out to be so strong he forces Mojo Jojo and the Powerpuff Girls [[EnemyMine to work together]].
13th Aug '16 1:38:57 PM nombretomado
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** In ''DirgeOfCerberus'', Omega Weapon's purpose is similar to Jenova's: to take the life energy of the planet and find a new planet when planet-shattering catastrophes happen.

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** In ''DirgeOfCerberus'', ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', Omega Weapon's purpose is similar to Jenova's: to take the life energy of the planet and find a new planet when planet-shattering catastrophes happen.
8th Aug '16 10:31:09 PM trixus
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* In ''Series/BreakingBad'' the Aryan Brotherhood, though more normal than other examples, serves this purpose. They come out in the final season with not much build up, being Neo Nazis is good enough to explain why they are bad guys and are so good at what they do (mostly killing and breaking people) that they kill any other conflicts the series had that is not them.
4th Jul '16 7:23:11 PM Discar
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Compare the GenericDoomsdayVillain, who has no clear motive for their actions other than being "evil," even if they do in fact have backstory or context. Contrast StartOfDarkness, where the villain's backstory is explored in full detail, and OutsideContextVillain, where the mystery behind a villain's origin, [[HiddenAgendaVillain motive]], and abilities are the source of their threat. [[RuleOfThree Consider]] InvincibleVillain, where them just showing up exemplifies how bad things can get. A Diabolus ex Nihilo used by a writer to get out of a corner may be an example of ChandlersLaw.

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Compare the GenericDoomsdayVillain, who has no clear motive for their actions other than being "evil," even if they do in fact have backstory or context. Contrast StartOfDarkness, where the villain's backstory is explored in full detail, and OutsideContextVillain, OutsideContextProblem, where the mystery behind a villain's origin, [[HiddenAgendaVillain motive]], and abilities are the source of their threat. [[RuleOfThree Consider]] InvincibleVillain, where them just showing up exemplifies how bad things can get. A Diabolus ex Nihilo used by a writer to get out of a corner may be an example of ChandlersLaw.
16th Jun '16 3:54:47 PM nombretomado
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* Kain, the villain of the ''TenchiMuyo'' movie "Tenchi In Love".

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* Kain, the villain of the ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' movie "Tenchi In Love".
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