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23rd Feb '17 1:50:38 AM HeyFella
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* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]], despite his VillainDecay and [[GoKartingWithBowser penchant for competitive sports]] over the years, is still a giant, [[SpikesOfVillainy spiky]], [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]] turtle-dragon, and winning a one-on-one fight with him as a pudgy plumber will always be satisfying - and yet, he's still a powerful menace when he needs to be, especially in the main Mario platformers. ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'' seems to play to this, where the big bad spiky dude is the main character (even if he ultimately has to save the Mushroom Kingdom) and, rather than being merely a comedic ButtMonkey, he's shown as a HotBlooded Badass when he needs to be, and still gets plenty of hilarious scenes. Subsequent ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' installments run with this trope and depict Bowser as a much smarter and more menacing villain than in previous RPG's, all while keeping him as the LaughablyEvil BoisterousBruiser fans know and love.

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* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]], despite his VillainDecay and [[GoKartingWithBowser penchant for competitive sports]] over the years, is still a giant, [[SpikesOfVillainy spiky]], [[BreathWeapon fire-breathing]] turtle-dragon, and winning a one-on-one fight with him as a pudgy plumber will always be satisfying - and yet, he's still a powerful menace when he needs to be, especially in the main Mario platformers. ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'' seems to play to this, where the big bad spiky dude is the main character (even if he ultimately has to save the Mushroom Kingdom) and, rather than being merely a comedic ButtMonkey, he's shown as a HotBlooded Badass badass when he needs to be, and still gets plenty of hilarious scenes. Subsequent ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' installments run with this trope and depict Bowser as a much smarter and more menacing villain than in previous RPG's, all while keeping him as the LaughablyEvil BoisterousBruiser fans know and love.
18th Feb '17 2:28:02 PM Prometheus117
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** However Terumi become a seperate playable character form Hazama made fans love him again.

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** However Terumi become becoming a seperate separate playable character form Hazama made fans love him again.again, mostly due to the fact that he took Hazama's personality and threw any and all restraints aside. [[spoiler:And then the fourth game boosted it even further when he ''kills'' the coolest good guy, Hakumen, and then reveals he's actually a literal ''god'']].
5th Feb '17 2:36:55 PM starlight9
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* ''Literature/NightfallSeries'': Myra struggles with this when she arrives in the Palace. All vampires she meets are undeniably evil, but for the first time she has access to theater, opera, balls, and huge libraries.
26th Jan '17 6:42:36 PM KingNilbog
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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, Doctor Doom practically owns this trope. He's a science genius who wears a cloak and a suit of armor, rules his own country, and lives in a castle. And refers to himself in the third person! DOOM insists on it!

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* In the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, Doctor Doom practically owns this trope. He's a science genius (and a [[OurMagesAreDifferent wizard]]) who wears a cloak and a suit of armor, rules his own country, and lives in a castle. And refers to himself in the third person! DOOM insists on it!
17th Jan '17 4:54:36 PM nombretomado
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** Their [[Creator/IanMcshane respective]] [[GaryOldman voice actors]] have a lot to do with it.

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** Their [[Creator/IanMcshane respective]] [[GaryOldman [[Creator/GaryOldman voice actors]] have a lot to do with it.
16th Jan '17 6:40:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[TheEmpire Imperium]] in ''StrikeLegion'' has this going for it by being an {{Expy}} of the Imperium of Man, but they go MANY extra miles, possessing armies that include Godzilla type monsters, MANY forms of super soldiers even deadlier than its [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]], and [[MonsterClown MonsterClowns]] that include lightsaber wielding {{Expy}}s of TheJoker.

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* The [[TheEmpire Imperium]] in ''StrikeLegion'' ''TabletopGame/StrikeLegion'' has this going for it by being an {{Expy}} of the Imperium of Man, but they go MANY extra miles, possessing armies that include Godzilla type monsters, MANY forms of super soldiers even deadlier than its [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]], and [[MonsterClown MonsterClowns]] that include lightsaber wielding {{Expy}}s of TheJoker.
14th Jan '17 5:18:46 AM SpinAttaxx
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** Tyranitar and Hydreigon, a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}[=/=]TyrannosaurusRex and a King Ghidorah/Hydra Pokémon respectively. Both of them are ''extremely'' savage and destructive, are Dark-types who use ''actual'' [[DarkIsEdgy darkness powers]] as compared to [[CombatPragmatist most other Dark types]], and their BST of 600 makes them comparable to some legendaries in terms of power. (Unsurprisingly, they're both in the OU tier.)
** Additionally, there's [[MagikarpPower Gyarados]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Salamence]], [[ThreateningShark Garchomp]], and [[SpiderTank Metagross]]. While not Dark-types, they're just as savage and deadly as Hydreigon.
** Houndoom is a Dark-type literal HellHound and one of the more popular Pokémon.
** And of course, there's of the best-known and most powerful "evil" Pokémon, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Mewtwo]].
** By far the most popular "shiny" Pokémon coloration belongs to Charizard, already an enormous EnsembleDarkHorse. In its shiny form, it gets an evil-looking black color scheme with blood-red wings and sinister red eyes (this form was actually depicted as a [[CastingAShadow Darkness-type]] in the TCG in one card, and the card is one of the most sought-after and ridiculously overpriced cards today).

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** While supposedly no Pokémon is truly evil, many of the most popular Pokémon are those who act in defiance of that:
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Tyranitar and Hydreigon, a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}[=/=]TyrannosaurusRex and a King Ghidorah/Hydra Pokémon respectively. Both of them are ''extremely'' savage and destructive, are Dark-types who use ''actual'' [[DarkIsEdgy darkness powers]] as compared to [[CombatPragmatist most other Dark types]], and their BST of 600 makes them comparable to some legendaries in terms of power. (Unsurprisingly, they're both in the OU tier.)
** *** Additionally, there's [[MagikarpPower Gyarados]], [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Salamence]], [[ThreateningShark Garchomp]], and [[SpiderTank Metagross]]. While not Dark-types, they're just as savage and deadly as Hydreigon.
** *** Houndoom is a Dark-type literal HellHound and one of the more popular Pokémon.
** *** And of course, there's one of the best-known and most powerful "evil" Pokémon, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Mewtwo]].
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Mewtwo]]. Beyond being ''the'' original GameBreaker, its depiction in [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the animé's first movie]] (in which he openly slaughtered humans and tries to annihilate all life on Earth) remains popular among fans. Even in the games, Mewtwo's Pokédex entries repeatedly emphasise that of all Pokémon, [[BloodKnight it has the most savage and uncompassionate heart]].
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By far the most popular "shiny" Pokémon coloration belongs to Charizard, already an enormous EnsembleDarkHorse. In its shiny form, it gets an evil-looking black color scheme with blood-red wings and sinister red eyes (this form was actually depicted as a [[CastingAShadow Darkness-type]] in the TCG in one card, and the card is one of the most sought-after and ridiculously overpriced cards today).today).
*** Unlike Reshiram and Zekrom, Kyurem is a truly evil (or at least corrupt) Pokémon by nature that [[ImAHumanitarian eats humans]]. And it's a giant [[AnIcePerson ice]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] that can absorb Reshiram or Zekrom to switch forms and become more powerful.
*** Genesect, an apex insect predator from the Paleozoic period, can be interpreted as an evil(er) counterpart of Mewtwo; being revived by [[AnimalWrongsGroup Team Plasma]] and cybernetically enhanced (such as attaching a ''laser cannon'' to it) to be the strongest Pokémon ever.
*** [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Yveltal]], the gigantic bird-like Destruction Pokémon, screams this trope.
*** Malamar, Dark/Psychic squid Pokémon, which unlike the above Pokémon, [[DarkIsNotEvil who aren't always evil]], is an AlwaysChaoticEvil [[DarkIsEvil Pokémon that is using mind control as they plot world domination]], especially as seen in the anime. [[CreepyAwesome Malamar's fans wouldn't want it any other way]].
*** Incineroar, the fully-evolved Fire-type starter from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. It's an [[RatedMForManly extremely manly]] Fire/Dark bipedal tiger with the personality of a {{heel}} wrestler, complete with a championship belt made of fire. While it's a BaseBreakingCharacter (quite fittingly for its status as a heel), it has fans that love it a lot, many of which are in the {{bara}} community. This also applies in-universe, as its "bad guy" act makes it popular with children.



** From the new games, there's BigBad PsychopathicManchild, N ([[spoiler:something of an AntiVillain with [[AbusiveParents serious daddy issues]]), and, by extension, his [[PlayingWithFire Reshiram]] (in ''White'') and [[ShockAndAwe Zekrom]] (in ''Black''). (The opposite dragon is yours to use and therefore "heroic" in its respective game, however.)]]
** Unlike Reshiram and Zekrom, Kyurem is shaping up to be a truly evil (or at least corrupt) Pokémon by nature that [[ImAHumanitarian eats humans]]. And it's a giant [[AnIcePerson ice]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] that can absorb Reshiram or Zekrom to switch forms and become more powerful.
** [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Yveltal]], the gigantic bird-like Destruction Pokémon, screams this trope.
** Malamar, Dark/Psychic squid Pokémon, which unlike the above Pokémon, [[DarkIsNotEvil who aren't always evil]], is an AlwaysChaoticEvil [[DarkIsEvil Pokémon that is using mind control as they plot world domination]], especially as seen in the anime. [[CreepyAwesome Malamar's fans wouldn't want it any other way]].
** Incineroar, the fully-evolved Fire-type starter from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. It's an [[RatedMForManly extremely manly]] Fire/Dark bipedal tiger with the personality of a {{heel}} wrestler, complete with a championship belt made of fire. While it's a BaseBreakingCharacter (quite fittingly for its status as a heel), it has fans that love it a lot, many of which are in the {{bara}} community. This also applies in-universe, as its "bad guy" act makes it popular with children.

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** From the new games, ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', there's BigBad PsychopathicManchild, N ([[spoiler:something of an AntiVillain with [[AbusiveParents serious daddy issues]]), and, by extension, his [[PlayingWithFire Reshiram]] (in ''White'') and [[ShockAndAwe Zekrom]] (in ''Black''). (The opposite dragon is yours to use and therefore "heroic" in its respective game, however.)]]
** Unlike Reshiram and Zekrom, Kyurem is shaping up to be a truly evil (or at least corrupt) Pokémon by nature that [[ImAHumanitarian eats humans]]. And it's a giant [[AnIcePerson ice]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] that can absorb Reshiram or Zekrom to switch forms and become more powerful.
** [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Yveltal]], the gigantic bird-like Destruction Pokémon, screams this trope.
** Malamar, Dark/Psychic squid Pokémon, which unlike the above Pokémon, [[DarkIsNotEvil who aren't always evil]], is an AlwaysChaoticEvil [[DarkIsEvil Pokémon that is using mind control as they plot world domination]], especially as seen in the anime. [[CreepyAwesome Malamar's fans wouldn't want it any other way]].
** Incineroar, the fully-evolved Fire-type starter from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. It's an [[RatedMForManly extremely manly]] Fire/Dark bipedal tiger with the personality of a {{heel}} wrestler, complete with a championship belt made of fire. While it's a BaseBreakingCharacter (quite fittingly for its status as a heel), it has fans that love it a lot, many of which are in the {{bara}} community. This also applies in-universe, as its "bad guy" act makes it popular with children.
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12th Jan '17 2:25:19 PM DustSnitch
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* Through not exactly a villain at the moment(but perhaps will be a antagonist an X-Pack), the KnightTemplar Angel Imperius from VideoGame/DiabloIII seems to be heading in this direction given his badass armor design and [[spoiler: the short but badass fight between him and Diablo at the beginning of Act IV]].

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* Through not exactly a villain at the moment(but perhaps will be a antagonist an X-Pack), the KnightTemplar Angel Imperius from VideoGame/DiabloIII seems to be heading in this direction given his badass armor design and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the short but badass fight between him and Diablo at the beginning of Act IV]].



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* Mecha Sonic from ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' is incredibly evil, yet incredibly BadAss. Every time he appears in the story, he hands someone's ass over to them (Yoshi's [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal defeat in episode 3]] and [[MookHorrorShow the utter massacre]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom that was episode 6 come to mind]]). The series is already 8 episodes long and the most heroes managed to do was temporarily inconvenience him.

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* Mecha Sonic from ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' is incredibly evil, yet incredibly BadAss.badass. Every time he appears in the story, he hands someone's ass over to them (Yoshi's [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal defeat in episode 3]] and [[MookHorrorShow the utter massacre]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom that was episode 6 come to mind]]). The series is already 8 episodes long and the most heroes managed to do was temporarily inconvenience him.
12th Jan '17 2:16:39 PM DustSnitch
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* Sir Crocodile of ''Manga/OnePiece'' pulls this off almost too well. A list of atrocities can fill a book. However, he commits his evil acts while dressed like a blinged-out mafia don, complete with a ring on almost every finger and a pimpin' green fur coat. Not only that, but he controls an organization made up of CrazyAwesome [[BadAss Badasses]], owns a casino, trots around with a scantily-clad hot chick as his #2, keeps incredibly dangerous predators as pets, and is also made of and can control sand, and he has a hook for a hand. That's just darn cool. But he's such a ''bastard''...

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* Sir Crocodile of ''Manga/OnePiece'' pulls this off almost too well. A list of atrocities can fill a book. However, he commits his evil acts while dressed like a blinged-out mafia don, complete with a ring on almost every finger and a pimpin' green fur coat. Not only that, but he controls an organization made up of CrazyAwesome [[BadAss Badasses]], badasses, owns a casino, trots around with a scantily-clad hot chick as his #2, keeps incredibly dangerous predators as pets, and is also made of and can control sand, and he has a hook for a hand. That's just darn cool. But he's such a ''bastard''...



** [[BadassInCharge Fuhrer]] [[PresidentEvil King]] [[PuttingOnTheReich Bradley]], who's supposed to be the living incarnation of Wrath, but is more like the living incarnation of BadAss, complete with EyePatchOfPower, ImplausibleFencingPowers, and a [[AwesomeMcCoolname really cool name]].

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** [[BadassInCharge Fuhrer]] [[PresidentEvil King]] [[PuttingOnTheReich Bradley]], who's supposed to be the living incarnation of Wrath, but is more like the living incarnation of BadAss, badass, complete with EyePatchOfPower, ImplausibleFencingPowers, and a [[AwesomeMcCoolname really cool name]].



* Frank from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' fits very well to the trope. Its combination of BadAss, ProfessionalKiller, DeadpanSnarker and his suit practically makes him a cool villain.

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* Frank from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' fits very well to the trope. Its combination of BadAss, badass, ProfessionalKiller, DeadpanSnarker and his suit practically makes him a cool villain.



* The BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Slade, is the most utterly BadAss character in the show.

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* The BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Slade, is the most utterly BadAss badass character in the show.
8th Jan '17 9:44:53 AM nombretomado
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* For ''IronKingdoms'' players, much of the appeal of the evil factions is how cool their models look.

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* For ''IronKingdoms'' ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' players, much of the appeal of the evil factions is how cool their models look.
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