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16th Aug '16 11:00:49 AM Monolaf317
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* The player character in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius''.

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* The player character in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius''.''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', CaptainObivous.


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* In [=ClockUp=]'s ''Euphoria'', [[spoiler:this is what Kanae turns out to be, [[BitchInSheepsClothing among]] [[MadScientist other]] [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch things.]]]]
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14th Aug '16 1:39:42 PM nombretomado
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* DoctorSteel. Naturally.

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* DoctorSteel.Music/DoctorSteel. Naturally.
7th Aug '16 12:29:14 PM ANTMuddle
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Prone to being BadBoss'd when the [[GambitRoulette ridiculously circuitous plan]] inevitably [[YouHaveFailedMe fails]] or if they are [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer needed and viewed as a liability]].

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Prone to being BadBoss'd when the [[GambitRoulette ridiculously circuitous plan]] inevitably [[YouHaveFailedMe fails]] or if they are [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer needed and viewed as a liability]].
liability]]. Whether this leads to a HeelFaceTurn is another matter.
30th Jul '16 2:00:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* FollyAndInnovation uses this trope [[http://follyandinnovation.com/2010/08/facebook-a-devious-scheme-nah-theres-no-way/ here]] speculating {{Facebook}}'s origins

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* FollyAndInnovation ''Webcomic/FollyAndInnovation'' uses this trope [[http://follyandinnovation.com/2010/08/facebook-a-devious-scheme-nah-theres-no-way/ here]] speculating {{Facebook}}'s origins



* Elia of TrueVillains takes over most Evil Genius duties. Just replace technology with magic.

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* Elia of TrueVillains ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' takes over most Evil Genius duties. Just replace technology with magic.
29th Jul '16 2:37:19 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Davros, creator of the Daleks. Though crippled with only one working arm, he created the most dangerous life form the universe has ever seen and set them on a path of [[OmnicidalManiac genocide against all other forms of life in existence]]. His intellect is so great that the Daleks often will refuse to kill him, despite him being an "inferior" creature by their doctrine, simply because his intelligence is too useful to them. Even the Doctor readily admits Davros' genius, and he is not one inclined to praise other's mental capabilities (at least not without stating [[InsufferableGenius how much smarter he is]]). As for why he's doing any of this? If the Daleks win, and all life is wiped out save for them... it would be ''his'' hand that set it all in motion. He would be the one who killed the universe.
-->'''Davros''': That power would set me above the gods! And through the Daleks, I shall have that power!
27th Jul '16 5:31:43 AM I_love_dragons
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** And in the prequel trilogy era, Nute Gunray and the Separatist Council fit the role as they are the brain of everything, and later [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefullness when they are no longer needed,]] they are killed by their [[BadBoss boss]].

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** And in the prequel trilogy era, Nute Gunray and the Separatist Council fit the role as they are the brain of everything, and later [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefullness [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when they are no longer needed,]] they are killed by their [[BadBoss boss]].
27th Jul '16 5:30:56 AM I_love_dragons
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** And in the prequel trilogy era, Nute Gunray and the Separatist Council fit the role as they are the brain of everything, and later when they are no longer needed, they are killed by their [[BadBoss boss]].

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** And in the prequel trilogy era, Nute Gunray and the Separatist Council fit the role as they are the brain of everything, and later [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefullness when they are no longer needed, needed,]] they are killed by their [[BadBoss boss]].
1st Jul '16 1:42:39 AM PaulA
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* In ''TheElenium'', by Creator/DavidEddings, Krager is this to [[BigBadWannabe Annias]] and [[DragonInChief Martel]]. Annias [[SinisterMinister himself is this]] to [[GodOfEvil Azash]].
** It's sequel, ''TheTamuli'', gives us [[EvilSorcerer Zalasta]].
** The FiveBadBand in Eddings' ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' has Argan, a SmugSnake and SinisterMinister who does most of [[BigBad Daeva's]] talking for him, and has a distinctive rivalry with [[TheDragon Ghend]].
* In ''TheWitcher'', we have Vilgefortz. He is easily the most smart and powerful wizard in the North, and he let it get into his head.
* Tyrion Lannister from ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', an educated, smart, and calculating dwarf sort of qualifies. However, he wasn't really an ally of House Lannister and he was enemies with [[AbusiveParents Tywin]]. He embodies this trope in his own organization, in which he is also the BigBad. He isn't really that evil though.

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* In ''TheElenium'', ''Literature/TheElenium'', by Creator/DavidEddings, Krager is this to [[BigBadWannabe Annias]] and [[DragonInChief Martel]]. Annias [[SinisterMinister himself is this]] to [[GodOfEvil Azash]].
** It's Its sequel, ''TheTamuli'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', gives us [[EvilSorcerer Zalasta]].
** * The FiveBadBand in Eddings' ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' has Argan, a SmugSnake and SinisterMinister who does most of [[BigBad Daeva's]] talking for him, and has a distinctive rivalry with [[TheDragon Ghend]].
* In ''TheWitcher'', ''Literature/TheWitcher'', we have Vilgefortz. He is easily the most smart and powerful wizard in the North, and he let it get into his head.
* Tyrion Lannister from ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', an educated, smart, and calculating dwarf sort of qualifies. However, he wasn't really an ally of House Lannister and he was enemies with [[AbusiveParents Tywin]]. He embodies this trope in his own organization, in which he is also the BigBad. He isn't really that evil though.
17th Jun '16 8:00:25 AM ChaoticNovelist
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The Evil Genius is a standard character in the FiveBadBand dynamic. They're usually rather high-ranked, commonly below TheDragon but above the QuirkyMinibossSquad. They are almost exclusively male except in fiction that either has an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast unusually high female ratio]] or a female motif for its villains. The Evil Genius is obviously intelligent, and is the one in charge of the WaveMotionGun or shipping the nukes into the country or resurrecting the LostSuperweapon or what have you. This character is usually the one that will demonstrate to the BigBad how to use a particular MacGuffin. They're usually a MadScientist, a [[TheStrategist military tactician]], a specialist in a particular field (such as computers or electronics), or has ties to TheGovernment (or a combination), so they're in the best position to deliver the goodies to the EvilOverlord. In medieval fantasy settings, this role is often played by an evil strategist, rogue/spymaster, or a dark wizard (provided they aren't also the BigBad). Of course, for some reason or another, the Evil Genius is the most likely person to be the BigBad.

Just like the SmartGuy (his GoodCounterpart), this character is very frequently described as physically unimposing. Within the FiveBadBand, the Evil Genius tends to rank lowest in the likeability department both InUniverse and with the fan base.

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The Evil Genius is a standard character in the FiveBadBand dynamic. They're usually rather high-ranked, commonly below TheDragon but above the QuirkyMinibossSquad. They are almost exclusively male except in fiction that either has an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast unusually high female ratio]] or a female motif for its villains. The Evil Genius is obviously intelligent, and is the one in charge of building the WaveMotionGun or shipping the nukes into the country or resurrecting the LostSuperweapon or what have you. This character is usually the one that will demonstrate to the BigBad how to use a particular MacGuffin. They're usually a MadScientist, a [[TheStrategist military tactician]], a specialist in a particular field (such as computers or electronics), or has ties to TheGovernment (or a combination), so they're in the best position to deliver the goodies to the EvilOverlord. In medieval fantasy settings, this role is often played by an evil strategist, rogue/spymaster, or a dark wizard (provided they aren't also the BigBad). Of course, for some reason or another, the The Evil Genius is the most likely person to be the BigBad.

Just like
BigBad because they are the SmartGuy (his GoodCounterpart), this character is very frequently described as physically unimposing. Within brains behind the FiveBadBand, the Evil Genius tends to rank lowest in the likeability department both InUniverse and with the fan base.
EvilPlan.



Because an Evil Genius is not easily replaced and because he's not a realistic contender for the number one spot, his position is often more secure and less precarious than that of The Dragon or even the BigBad. He usually doesn't need to worry about nasty things like KlingonPromotion eliminating him from the game.

Prone to being BadBoss'd when the [[EvilPlan ridiculously circuitous plan]] inevitably [[YouHaveFailedMe fails]] or if they are [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer needed and viewed as a liability]].

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The Evil Genius is a standard character in the FiveBadBand dynamic. They're usually rather high-ranked, commonly below TheDragon but above the QuirkyMinibossSquad. They are almost exclusively male except in fiction that either has an [[ImprobablyFemaleCast unusually high female ratio]] or a female motif for its villains. Because an Evil Genius is not easily replaced and because he's not a realistic contender for the number one spot, his position is often more secure and less precarious than that of The Dragon or even the BigBad. He usually doesn't need to worry about nasty things like KlingonPromotion eliminating him from the game.

Just like the SmartGuy (his GoodCounterpart), this character is very frequently described as physically unimposing. Within the FiveBadBand, the Evil Genius tends to rank lowest in the likeability department both InUniverse and with the fan base.


Prone to being BadBoss'd when the [[EvilPlan [[GambitRoulette ridiculously circuitous plan]] inevitably [[YouHaveFailedMe fails]] or if they are [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer needed and viewed as a liability]].
15th Jun '16 9:27:16 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/AgathaChristie's story "[[Literature/TheMysteriousMrQuin The Face of Helen]]", the villain is a brilliant chemist who specialized in poison gas during World War I, and attempts to murder the object of his unrequited love with an elaborate death trap involving a glass sphere full of gas and a GlassShatteringSound.



* [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Redcloak]], who also happens to play Team Evil's DragonWithAnAgenda.

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* [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Redcloak]], ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Redcloak,
who also happens to play Team Evil's DragonWithAnAgenda.
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