History Main / EnemyMime

5th Jan '18 12:44:23 PM nombretomado
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* "The Icon" Wrestling/{{Sting}} played with this trope in Wrestling/{{WCW}} during the fall of 1996 and most of 1997, effectively creating an enormously popular new wrestling character in the process. After being framed by HulkHogan's New World Order, Sting announced that he was going to go into seclusion for a while until he thought of a way to [[ClearMyName clear his name]]. As he made this announcement, the audience could see that his "Wrestling/UltimateWarrior"-style greasepaint had begun to consume his face in a bizarre and unsettling literal example of BecomingTheMask, bleaching everything but his nose, lips, and lower jaw clown-white. The following week, Sting appeared in the rafters above the arena with a ''completely'' white face, black lips, and black Gothic "crosses" over his eyes, making him look suspiciously like a mime (although Sting's portrayer, Steve Borden, would eventually admit in an interview that the makeup design was suggested to him by nWo member ScottHall as a tribute to Brandon Lee's appearance in the movie version of ''Film/TheCrow''). Not only that, but Sting [[TheVoiceless did not speak a single word]] while wearing the whiteface for over a year (finally blurting out an insult to Hogan in anger after he was stripped of the WCW Championship). In the meantime, he kept showing up in the ring (sometimes via the rafters and sometimes via the crowd) with a black baseball bat, attacking the nWo or silently subjecting his former allies to a series of "loyalty tests." The whiteface, black bat, and BadassLongcoat that Sting also wore would go on to become key parts of his wrestling [[StealthPun iconography]] and are still part of his signature look today (although he now speaks quite frequently, and has hardly ever been a heel since). Long story short: While Sting was never supposed to be taken as a mime, [[FanNickname his fans took to nicknaming him things like "The Sad Mime" or "The Angry Mime."]]

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* "The Icon" Wrestling/{{Sting}} played with this trope in Wrestling/{{WCW}} during the fall of 1996 and most of 1997, effectively creating an enormously popular new wrestling character in the process. After being framed by HulkHogan's Wrestling/HulkHogan's New World Order, Sting announced that he was going to go into seclusion for a while until he thought of a way to [[ClearMyName clear his name]]. As he made this announcement, the audience could see that his "Wrestling/UltimateWarrior"-style greasepaint had begun to consume his face in a bizarre and unsettling literal example of BecomingTheMask, bleaching everything but his nose, lips, and lower jaw clown-white. The following week, Sting appeared in the rafters above the arena with a ''completely'' white face, black lips, and black Gothic "crosses" over his eyes, making him look suspiciously like a mime (although Sting's portrayer, Steve Borden, would eventually admit in an interview that the makeup design was suggested to him by nWo member ScottHall as a tribute to Brandon Lee's appearance in the movie version of ''Film/TheCrow''). Not only that, but Sting [[TheVoiceless did not speak a single word]] while wearing the whiteface for over a year (finally blurting out an insult to Hogan in anger after he was stripped of the WCW Championship). In the meantime, he kept showing up in the ring (sometimes via the rafters and sometimes via the crowd) with a black baseball bat, attacking the nWo or silently subjecting his former allies to a series of "loyalty tests." The whiteface, black bat, and BadassLongcoat that Sting also wore would go on to become key parts of his wrestling [[StealthPun iconography]] and are still part of his signature look today (although he now speaks quite frequently, and has hardly ever been a heel since). Long story short: While Sting was never supposed to be taken as a mime, [[FanNickname his fans took to nicknaming him things like "The Sad Mime" or "The Angry Mime."]]
25th Dec '17 12:51:05 PM Andyroid
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* A story arc in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' involved [[PunnyName "four-shadowed mimes"]] invading the kingdom as advance scouts for the Humorless Ones (who wouldn't send in the clowns: clowns make noise). They first appeared as wandering monsters during April Fools' Day 2012, then invaded in full-force during late October 2012, and are supposedly still hiding out in the Kingdom waiting for further instructions. Additionally, the mimes are internally classified as [[EldritchAbomination "horror"]] monster types.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'': A story arc in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' involved [[PunnyName "four-shadowed mimes"]] (which are internally classified as [[EldritchAbomination "horror"]] monster types) invading the kingdom as advance scouts for the Humorless Ones (who wouldn't send in the clowns: clowns make noise). They first appeared as wandering monsters during April Fools' Day 2012, then invaded in full-force during late October 2012, and are supposedly still hiding out popped up a few more times during Halloween events. The mimes showed up in force again for the 2017 [[SavingChristmas Crimbo]] event, trying to suck holiday cheer from the Kingdom waiting for further instructions. Additionally, the mimes are internally classified as [[EldritchAbomination "horror"]] monster types.some sinister purpose.
30th Nov '17 1:37:14 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* Perhaps as a nod to the Tim Burton films - on which many aspects of the series were closely patterned, at least at first - the Joker on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had three hulking goons in mime-face named Lar, Mo, and Cur, who accompanied him on his capers in four episodes ("Harlequinade," "Make 'Em Laugh," "Holiday Knights," and "The Creeper"). While they became less menacing with every new appearance, eventually being reduced to comically incompetent DumbMuscle, they are quite menacing in the earlier episodes, hardly ever speaking and standing around looking angry and bloodthirsty. They were last seen in the animated film ''BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'', dancing at a karaoke club that is apparently reserved for henchpeople only.

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* Perhaps as a nod to the Tim Burton films - on which many aspects of the series were closely patterned, at least at first - the Joker on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had three hulking goons in mime-face named Lar, Mo, and Cur, who accompanied him on his capers in four episodes ("Harlequinade," "Make 'Em Laugh," "Holiday Knights," and "The Creeper"). While they became less menacing with every new appearance, eventually being reduced to comically incompetent DumbMuscle, they are quite ''quite'' menacing in the earlier episodes, hardly ever speaking and standing around looking angry and bloodthirsty. They were last seen in the animated film ''BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'', dancing at a karaoke club that is apparently reserved for henchpeople only.
30th Nov '17 1:34:52 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* Perhaps as a nod to the Tim Burton films - on which many aspects of the series were closely patterned, at least at first - the Joker on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had three hulking goons in mime-face named Lar, Mo, and Cur, who accompanied him on his capers in four episodes ("Harlequinade," "Make 'Em Laugh," "Holiday Knights," and "The Creeper"). While they became less menacing with every new appearance, eventually being reduced to comically incompetent DumbMuscle, they are quite menacing in the earlier episodes, hardly ever speaking and standing around looking angry and bloodthirsty. They were last seen in the animated film ''BatmanAndHarleyQuinn'', dancing at a karaoke club that is apparently reserved for henchpeople only.
30th Nov '17 1:23:29 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* Wrestling/Goldust. Not truly a mime, and indeed his natural eloquence is a large part of his gimmick. But his face-paint is ''very'' mime-like (increasingly so after he returned to WWE in 2009), and his [[AmbiguouslyGay overly effeminate behavior]] and bizarre body-language tics also smack of stereotypical miming. His brother [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Stardust]] looked even more like a mime, and moved more like one as well.

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* Wrestling/Goldust.Wrestling/{{Goldust}}. Not truly a mime, and indeed his natural eloquence is a large part of his gimmick. But his face-paint is ''very'' mime-like (increasingly so after he returned to WWE in 2009), and his [[AmbiguouslyGay overly effeminate behavior]] and bizarre body-language tics also smack of stereotypical miming. His brother [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Stardust]] looked even more like a mime, and moved more like one as well.
30th Nov '17 1:21:26 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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* Wrestling/Goldust. Not truly a mime, and indeed his natural eloquence is a large part of his gimmick. But his face-paint is ''very'' mime-like (increasingly so after he returned to WWE in 2009), and his [[AmbiguouslyGay overly effeminate behavior]] and bizarre body-language tics also smack of stereotypical miming. His brother [[Wrestling/CodyRhodes Stardust]] looked even more like a mime, and moved more like one as well.
19th Oct '17 6:20:54 AM CosmicFerret
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* In the first game of the [[BrokenSword ''Broken Sword'' series]], the principal antagonist for the majority of the game is the elusive ProfessionalKiller [[spoiler: and WellIntentionedExtremist bent on stopping the true Big Bads, a group of faux [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]], from ruling the world]], Khan. Khan is a MasterOfDisguise, and his first appearance in the Director's Cut fits this trope. Obviously subverted in that he's not actually a mime and talks later on.

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* In the first game of the [[BrokenSword [[VideoGame/BrokenSword ''Broken Sword'' series]], the principal antagonist for the majority of the game is the elusive ProfessionalKiller [[spoiler: and WellIntentionedExtremist bent on stopping the true Big Bads, a group of faux [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Knights Templar]], from ruling the world]], Khan. Khan is a MasterOfDisguise, and his first appearance in the Director's Cut fits this trope. Obviously subverted in that he's not actually a mime and talks later on.
20th Sep '17 5:50:17 AM crazysamaritan
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Some Enemy Mime villains have YourMimeMakesItReal powers, such as the ability to erect an invisible wall or conjure an unheard gale-force wind which one must walk against. Others simply use gadgets to leech the world of sound and color, and hope and fluffy things right along with it. May or may not be affected by the [[StandardStatusAilments "silence" condition]] when fought against. Really, any voiceless, sinister character will count if they have a clown-like appearance or perform extremely stylized movements, or both.

Played for comedy far more often than MonsterClown. If he's particularly scruffy, he probably also LooksLikeCesare. When a mime is not necessarily evil but everybody treats him or her as such, that's EveryoneHatesMimes. When he's an antagonist who simply doesn't speak, it's SilentAntagonist. Similarly, this is not related to HeroicMime. Also not related to EnemyMine; the name is just a pun on that trope.

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Some Enemy Mime villains have YourMimeMakesItReal powers, such as the ability to erect an invisible wall or conjure an unheard gale-force wind which one must walk against. Others simply use gadgets to leech the world of sound and color, and hope and fluffy things right along with it. May or may not be affected by the [[StandardStatusAilments "silence" condition]] when fought against. Really, any voiceless, sinister mime-like character will count if they have a clown-like appearance or perform extremely stylized movements, or both.

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Played for comedy far more often than MonsterClown. If he's particularly scruffy, he probably also LooksLikeCesare. When a mime is not necessarily evil but everybody treats him or her as such, that's EveryoneHatesMimes. When he's an antagonist who simply the evil mime doesn't speak, it's they are also a SilentAntagonist. Similarly, this is not related to HeroicMime.Contrast with HeroicMime (a hero who doesn't speak, and probably isn't a mime). Also not related to EnemyMine; the name is just a pun on that trope.
13th Sep '17 11:57:05 AM JadeEyes1
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* All of the several different ToTheArks from ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' can be considered this, though we don't yet know what their motives yet are.

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* All of the several different ToTheArks from [=ToTheArks =]from ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' can be considered this, though we don't yet know what their motives yet are.
13th Sep '17 11:52:37 AM JadeEyes1
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* "Bomb Voyage", a briefly-seen villain from the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', is a French mime who uses explosives to perpetrate his crimes. He also speaks, but only in French. And his makeup is so subtle that you might not even notice it.

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* "Bomb Voyage", a briefly-seen villain from the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', is a French mime who uses explosives to perpetrate his crimes. He also speaks, but only in French. And his makeup is so subtle that you might not even notice it.
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