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28th May '16 3:44:48 PM binaroid
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Congratulations, you encountered the Evil Diva! With her magical voice, microphone, instrument, etc, the Evil Diva becomes a rising star and draws all of the world's attention to herself and her "talent". Her songs may seem better to you than they actually are, hypnotizing you, turning you into TheHeartless, stealing your soul, or the like. She's also always female and usually a poster-child example of EvilIsSexy. She's a subtrope of the IdolSinger and may or may not overlap with the DarkMagicalGirl. As such, she has a tendency to pull a HeelFaceTurn.

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Congratulations, you encountered the Evil Diva! With her magical voice, microphone, instrument, etc, the Evil Diva becomes a rising star and draws all of the world's attention to herself and her "talent". Her songs may seem better to you than they actually are, [[MindControlMusic hypnotizing you, you]], turning you into TheHeartless, stealing your soul, or the like. She's also always female and usually a poster-child example of EvilIsSexy. She's a subtrope of the IdolSinger and may or may not overlap with the DarkMagicalGirl. As such, she has a tendency to pull a HeelFaceTurn.
23rd Apr '16 1:15:07 PM IdeaMaster
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* Ricky Mathis from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' is an unwitting male example, being manipulated by someone who has world conquest as his goal.

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* Ricky Mathis from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' is an [[UnwittingPawn unwitting male example, example]], being manipulated by someone who has world conquest as his goal.
6th Feb '16 4:40:24 AM DaibhidC
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* After Comicbook/BlackCanary becomes a singer, and is assigned to a band by the record company, the band's former lead singer Bo Maeve becomes a supervillain in retaliation.


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* Vaingloria in ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'' is a singer employed by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Rebecca Madison]] to brainwash the masses. While she loves the fame, she's something of a PunchClockVillain when it comes to the brainwashing. Voiced by [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]].
15th Dec '15 2:56:57 PM eroock
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->''Let me tell you my evil scheme\\

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And if I asked you to, you'd even change your name to "Amy"\\
Because you're gonna yodel-odel-odel-obey me''
-->--Dr. Doofenshmirtz, ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "Yodel-Odel-Obey Me"

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And if I asked you to, you'd even change your name to "Amy"\\
'Amy'\\
Because you're gonna yodel-odel-odel-obey me''
-->--Dr. Doofenshmirtz,
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-->-- '''Dr. Doofenshmirtz''',
''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "Yodel-Odel-Obey Me"
12th Dec '15 4:19:10 AM Adept
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* ''Webcomic/{{Superidol}}'' is all about a {{Vocaloid}}-esque Japanese IdolSinger named Rei Rei, who becomes an international obsession. So many people want to be like her that they get surgery to look like her and act like her regardless of gender, slowly leading to {{Instrumentality}}.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Superidol}}'' is all about a {{Vocaloid}}-esque Music/{{Vocaloid}}-esque Japanese IdolSinger named Rei Rei, who becomes an international obsession. So many people want to be like her that they get surgery to look like her and act like her regardless of gender, slowly leading to {{Instrumentality}}.
24th Nov '15 6:55:11 AM StFan
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* [[VirtualCelebrity Sharon Apple]] from ''Anime/MacrossPlus''

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[[VirtualCelebrity Sharon Apple]] from ''Anime/MacrossPlus''



* Corona from ''KannazukiNoMiko'', who joins the Orochi after she loses her fame. [[spoiler: It doesn't help that she already had [[RapeAsBackstory very severe issues]] before that. In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, however, Corona's life is retconned and she's able to be a successful IdolSinger without going for prostitution, presumably because either she managed to do things in another way, or the fans are more appreciative to her.]]

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* Corona from ''KannazukiNoMiko'', ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', who joins the Orochi after she loses her fame. [[spoiler: It doesn't help that she already had [[RapeAsBackstory very severe issues]] before that. In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, however, Corona's life is retconned and she's able to be a successful IdolSinger without going for prostitution, presumably because either she managed to do things in another way, or the fans are more appreciative to her.]]



* Subverted in Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness. [[spoiler: Maria Wong seems to fit this at first... but it turns out she was a [[BrokenBird mentally-destroyed]] IdolSinger, who was turned into [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a sort-of vampire]] by Muraki after she was DrivenToSuicide to escape from her abusive mother/manager. In reality, Maria is FAR closer to WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds than this trope.]]

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* Subverted in Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness.''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''. [[spoiler: Maria Wong seems to fit this at first... but it turns out she was a [[BrokenBird mentally-destroyed]] IdolSinger, who was turned into [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a sort-of vampire]] by Muraki after she was DrivenToSuicide to escape from her abusive mother/manager. In reality, Maria is FAR closer to WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds than this trope.]]



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* One of [[Comicbook/{{Empowered}} Adam Warren]]'s ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' stories had a twist on this: although the song "Happy to Be Happy" caused most of the effects of this trope, it turns out that the singer wasn't responsible. The song itself was a hyper-advanced EarWorm that was trying to spread itself to gain extra brainpower.
* In ''ComicBook/TheAmazingAdventuresOfTheEscapist,'' the eponymous jazz saxophonist in "The Siren Song of Circe O'Shaughnessy" makes her listeners commit burglaries for her.
* {{Spider-Man}} has the D-List villain, The Hypno-Hustler.

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* One of [[Comicbook/{{Empowered}} Adam Warren]]'s Creator/AdamWarren's ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' stories had a twist on this: although the song "Happy to Be Happy" caused most of the effects of this trope, it turns out that the singer wasn't responsible. The song itself was a hyper-advanced EarWorm that was trying to spread itself to gain extra brainpower.
* In ''ComicBook/TheAmazingAdventuresOfTheEscapist,'' ''ComicBook/{{The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist}}'', the eponymous jazz saxophonist in "The Siren Song of Circe O'Shaughnessy" makes her listeners commit burglaries for her.
* {{Spider-Man}} ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' has the D-List villain, The Hypno-Hustler.



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* The titular characters in the ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' movie become like this, albeit unwittingly. Josie herself winds up getting {{brainwashed}} with [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] in order to turn her into a bitchy diva who will break up the band and pursue a solo career (the record company was getting annoyed with Melody and Valerie, and felt that Josie could sell more records on her own). A more conventionally evil example would be Fiona, the diva-ish CEO of [=MegaRecords=], who, while not a singer herself, was the one responsible for putting subliminal messages into her label's music in order to [[SubliminalAdvertising sell consumer products to teenagers]]. [[spoiler:Her ''real'' goal, however, was to use the messages to get people to like her and look up to her as a fashion idol, having never gotten over the brutal humiliation she suffered in high school for her bad teeth and her lisp.]]
* HotWitch Alisa in the movie adaptation of ''Literature/NightWatch''. She's played by Russian pop star Zhanna Friske, by the way.

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* The titular characters in the ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' movie become Dazzlings from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks''. They dress like this, albeit unwittingly. Josie herself winds up getting {{brainwashed}} with [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] in order {{Idol Singer}}s just like every other character who appears on stage, yet they have the additional ability to turn her compel the students of Canterlot High into turning the school's rock concert into a bitchy diva who will break up the band and pursue a solo career (the record company was getting annoyed with Melody and Valerie, and felt that Josie could sell more records on her own). A more conventionally evil example would be Fiona, the diva-ish CEO of [=MegaRecords=], who, while not a singer herself, was the one responsible competition to sustain [[EmotionEater their craving for putting subliminal messages into her label's music in order to [[SubliminalAdvertising sell consumer products to teenagers]]. [[spoiler:Her ''real'' goal, however, was to use the messages to get people to like her and look up to her as a fashion idol, having never gotten over the brutal humiliation she suffered in high school for her bad teeth and her lisp.]]
* HotWitch Alisa in the movie adaptation of ''Literature/NightWatch''. She's played by Russian pop star Zhanna Friske, by the way.
disharmony]].



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* The would-be assassin in the first episode of ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. The singer was a disguise, a glamor, but she still put everyone into a coma-type thing so she could kill Uther and Arthur and only failed due to Merlin's intervention.
* Mio Kuroki from ''PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', an IdolSinger whose popularity rivals Minako Aino's. She is also a perfect example of UncannyValleyGirl since she has a facade of a sweet caring wholesome girl -Fitting in the classical image of an IdolSinger- but is nothing but pure evil and [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]]

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* The would-be assassin title characters in the first episode of ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. The singer was a disguise, a glamor, but she still put everyone ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' movie become like this, albeit unwittingly. Josie herself winds up getting {{brainwashed}} with [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] in order to turn her into a coma-type thing so she bitchy diva who will break up the band and pursue a solo career (the record company was getting annoyed with Melody and Valerie, and felt that Josie could kill Uther and Arthur and only failed due to Merlin's intervention.
* Mio Kuroki from ''PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', an IdolSinger whose popularity rivals Minako Aino's. She is also a perfect
sell more records on her own). A more conventionally evil example would be Fiona, the diva-ish CEO of UncannyValleyGirl since [=MegaRecords=], who, while not a singer herself, was the one responsible for putting subliminal messages into her label's music in order to [[SubliminalAdvertising sell consumer products to teenagers]]. [[spoiler:Her ''real'' goal, however, was to use the messages to get people to like her and look up to her as a fashion idol, having never gotten over the brutal humiliation she has a facade of a sweet caring wholesome girl -Fitting suffered in high school for her bad teeth and her lisp.]]
* HotWitch Alisa
in the classical image movie adaptation of an IdolSinger- but is nothing but pure evil and [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]]''Literature/NightWatch''. She's played by Russian pop star Zhanna Friske, by the way.



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* Very common in opera. Almost every major soprano--and quite a few mezzos--have been accused of being this. Whether they ''actually'' are or not, eh, it's something else.

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* Very common The would-be assassin in opera. Almost every major soprano--and quite a few mezzos--have been accused the first episode of being this. Whether they ''actually'' are or not, eh, it's something else.''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. The singer was a disguise, a glamor, but she still put everyone into a coma-type thing so she could kill Uther and Arthur and only failed due to Merlin's intervention.
* Mio Kuroki from ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', an IdolSinger whose popularity rivals Minako Aino's. She is also a perfect example of UncannyValleyGirl since she has a facade of a sweet caring wholesome girl -Fitting in the classical image of an IdolSinger- but is nothing but pure evil and [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]]



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* Very common in opera. Almost every major soprano -- and quite a few mezzos -- have been accused of being this. Whether they ''actually'' are or not, eh, it's something else.
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* Also a common occurrence among Abyssals in ''Webcomic/{{Exalted}}''. Or [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Solars]].

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* Also a common occurrence among Abyssals in ''Webcomic/{{Exalted}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. Or [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Solars]].



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* ''Webcomic/{{Superidol}}'' is all about a {{Vocaloid}}-esque Japanese IdolSinger named Rei Rei, who becomes an international obsession. So many people want to be like her that they get surgery to look like her and act like her regardless of gender, slowly leading to {{Instrumentality}}.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Superidol}}'' is all about a {{Vocaloid}}-esque Japanese IdolSinger named Rei Rei, who becomes an international obsession. So many people want to be like her that they get surgery to look like her and act like her regardless of gender, slowly leading to {{Instrumentality}}.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Superidol}}'' is all about a {{Vocaloid}}-esque Japanese IdolSinger named Rei Rei, who becomes an international obsession. So many people want to be like her that they get surgery to look like her and act like her regardless of gender, slowly leading to {{Instrumentality}}.
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* Tiffany Javelins, a.k.a. the Sinister Songstress, was this in her first appearance (before her HeelFaceTurn) in ''TeamoSupremo''.

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* Tiffany Javelins, a.k.a. the Sinister Songstress, was this in her first appearance (before her HeelFaceTurn) in ''TeamoSupremo''.''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo''.



* One episode of ''Animaniacs'' has the Brain taking on the persona of "Bubba Bo Bob Brain", who has "calculated every ingredient necessary to become a country music superstar".
* Pizzazz from ''{{Jem}}'' qualifies. Vain and egotistical, she wants the whole world to know who she is and half the songs the Misfits sing are either about how great she is or what a bitch she is. Arguably, though, Pizzazz is something of a deconstruction, as her desire for fame stems from a largely loveless childhood and a father who spoiled her rotten.
* Sour Grapes from ''StrawberryShortcake'' is a parody of this with her trademark ear-splitting vocalise she uses when she's excited or when she wants to annoy people.
* The Dazzlings from WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks. They dress like {{Idol Singer}}s just like every other character who appears on stage, yet they have the additional ability to compel the students of Canterlot High into turning the school's rock concert into a competition to sustain [[EmotionEater their craving for disharmony]].

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* One episode of ''Animaniacs'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has the Brain taking on the persona of "Bubba Bo Bob Brain", who has "calculated every ingredient necessary to become a country music superstar".
* Pizzazz from ''{{Jem}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' qualifies. Vain and egotistical, she wants the whole world to know who she is and half the songs the Misfits sing are either about how great she is or what a bitch she is. Arguably, though, Pizzazz is something of a deconstruction, as her desire for fame stems from a largely loveless childhood and a father who spoiled her rotten.
* Sour Grapes from ''StrawberryShortcake'' ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' is a parody of this with her trademark ear-splitting vocalise vocalize she uses when she's excited or when she wants to annoy people.
* The Dazzlings from WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks. They dress like {{Idol Singer}}s just like every other character who appears on stage, yet they have the additional ability to compel the students of Canterlot High into turning the school's rock concert into a competition to sustain [[EmotionEater their craving for disharmony]].
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1st Nov '15 6:13:48 AM LadyJafaria
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Not to be confused with the webcomic ''Webcomic/EvilDiva''.

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Not to be confused with the webcomic ''Webcomic/EvilDiva''. Or with an evil DramaQueen or all female examples of EvilIsHammy, though both generally do apply to an EvilDiva.
24th Sep '15 3:43:50 PM nombretomado
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* One of [[Comicbook/{{Empowered}} Adam Warren]]'s ''{{Gen13}}'' stories had a twist on this: although the song "Happy to Be Happy" caused most of the effects of this trope, it turns out that the singer wasn't responsible. The song itself was a hyper-advanced EarWorm that was trying to spread itself to gain extra brainpower.

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* One of [[Comicbook/{{Empowered}} Adam Warren]]'s ''{{Gen13}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' stories had a twist on this: although the song "Happy to Be Happy" caused most of the effects of this trope, it turns out that the singer wasn't responsible. The song itself was a hyper-advanced EarWorm that was trying to spread itself to gain extra brainpower.
18th Sep '15 11:58:21 AM Pichu-kun
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* As seen in the picture above, we have Ember McLain from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. She's a ghost in a rock band whose [[PopularityPower powers]] get stronger when people [[SayMyName say her name]] . While most of her fans are brainwashed, she does have genuine fans (with good reason as "Remember" is a huge {{earworm}} and one of the most remembered parts of the series). Ember has one of the most extensive backstories out of the ghosts, as her VillainSong is all about it and WordOfGod later confirmed it. Her FreudianExcuse is that she was an unpopular girl who was asked out as a prank. She waited all night but the boy didn't come. When she went home she was too exhausted to wake up when a fire broke out and died in her sleep. Her backstory makes her need to be remembered more understandable and only helped her EnsembleDarkhorse status.

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* As seen in the picture above, we have Ember McLain [=McLain=] from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. She's a ghost in a rock band whose whose [[PopularityPower powers]] get stronger when people [[SayMyName say her name]] . While most of her fans are brainwashed, she does have genuine fans (with good reason as "Remember" is a huge {{earworm}} and one of the most remembered parts of the series). Ember has one of the most extensive backstories out of the ghosts, as her VillainSong is all about it and WordOfGod later confirmed it. Her FreudianExcuse is that she was an unpopular girl who was asked out as a prank. She waited all night but the boy didn't come. When she went home she was too exhausted to wake up when a fire broke out and died in her sleep. Her backstory makes her need to be remembered more understandable and only helped her EnsembleDarkhorse status.
18th Sep '15 11:57:44 AM Pichu-kun
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* As seen in the picture above, we have Ember from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
** [[SayMyName EMBER MCLAIN]], to be precise.

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* As seen in the picture above, we have Ember McLain from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''.
**
''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. She's a ghost in a rock band whose [[PopularityPower powers]] get stronger when people [[SayMyName EMBER MCLAIN]], say her name]] . While most of her fans are brainwashed, she does have genuine fans (with good reason as "Remember" is a huge {{earworm}} and one of the most remembered parts of the series). Ember has one of the most extensive backstories out of the ghosts, as her VillainSong is all about it and WordOfGod later confirmed it. Her FreudianExcuse is that she was an unpopular girl who was asked out as a prank. She waited all night but the boy didn't come. When she went home she was too exhausted to wake up when a fire broke out and died in her sleep. Her backstory makes her need to be precise.remembered more understandable and only helped her EnsembleDarkhorse status.
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