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10th Apr '16 8:06:28 PM godzillavkk
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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmaron'' has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.

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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmaron'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.
10th Apr '16 8:05:13 PM godzillavkk
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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/Spirit:StallionOfTheCimmaron'' has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.

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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/Spirit:StallionOfTheCimmaron'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmaron'' has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.
10th Apr '16 8:04:43 PM godzillavkk
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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmeron'' has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.

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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmeron'' ''WesternAnimation/Spirit:StallionOfTheCimmaron'' has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.
10th Apr '16 8:02:17 PM godzillavkk
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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmeron has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.

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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmeron ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmeron'' has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.
10th Apr '16 8:01:42 PM godzillavkk
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* The box art for ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimmeron has The Colonel in a transparent view staring at the titular mustang protagonist with contempt in his eyes.
6th Apr '16 2:28:44 PM OlmoJV
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* The cover of ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'' features [[VillainProtagonist Shendu]] overlooking through flames [[VillainousCrush Valerie Payne]].
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29th Dec '15 2:31:49 AM Midna
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->''"Composition wise this cover is actually more interesting than the ones we're used to seeing. We actually have something that catches the readers attention, with the menacing villain holding the symbols of the heroes by knives."''

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->''"Composition wise ->''"Composition-wise, this cover is actually more interesting than the ones we're used to seeing. We actually have something that catches the readers reader's attention, with the menacing villain holding the symbols of the heroes by knives."''
13th Dec '15 9:05:54 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* [[BigBad Sigma]], in the [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/megaman/images/d/d1/X4Main.jpg final shot]] of the intro to ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''.

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* [[BigBad Sigma]], in the [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/megaman/images/d/d1/X4Main.[[http://blog-imgs-42-origin.fc2.com/h/a/k/hakuya028/PSD3D031.jpg final shot]] of the intro to ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''.
5th Dec '15 5:06:31 AM Kooshmeister
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* Some versions of the poster for ''Film/ThePassage'' depict Captain von Berkow looming behind the main characters looking through binoculars.
22nd Sep '15 12:00:53 PM X2X
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* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maho-sensei-negima-mo-hitotsu-no-sekai.jpg A promotional poster]] for the ''MahouSenseiNegima'' {{OVA}} ''Mō Hitotsu no Sekai (Another World)'' shows Negi and Asuna posing in front with Fate Averruncus overlooking. What makes this example unusual is that Fate's head and line of sight is turned slightly to the side to show his [[TheStoic effectively apathetic nature]] (rather than diabolic or megalomaniacal).
* ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' has Cell doing this with a MagnificentBastard smirk on his face.
* Early promotional material for ''{{Anime/Digimon Tamers}}'' had Impmon, intended at the time to be the BigBad (a direction later changed) in this fashion, except he was underneath the Tamers rather than above.
* One of the Pokémon [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie promotional items from Burger King]] was a card that showed Mewtwo looking down at our heroes, complete with an EvilLaugh. ([[http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5013/5440605753_1dd8377601.jpg Card is marked as number one]], apologies for the quality.)

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* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/maho-sensei-negima-mo-hitotsu-no-sekai.jpg A promotional poster]] for the ''MahouSenseiNegima'' {{OVA}} [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] ''Mō Hitotsu no Sekai (Another World)'' shows Negi and Asuna posing in front with Fate Averruncus overlooking. What makes this example unusual is that Fate's head and line of sight is turned slightly to the side to show his [[TheStoic effectively apathetic nature]] (rather than diabolic or megalomaniacal).
* ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' has Cell doing this with a MagnificentBastard smirk on his face.
* Early promotional material for ''{{Anime/Digimon Tamers}}'' ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' had Impmon, intended at the time to be the BigBad (a direction later changed) in this fashion, except he was underneath the Tamers rather than above.
* One of the Pokémon ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie promotional items from Burger King]] was a card that showed Mewtwo looking down at our heroes, complete with an EvilLaugh. ([[http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5013/5440605753_1dd8377601.jpg Card is marked as number one]], one,]] apologies for the quality.)



** By the same vein, so does AffectionateParody ''{{Enchanted}}''.

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** By the same vein, so does AffectionateParody ''{{Enchanted}}''.''Film/{{Enchanted}}''.



** One of the posters for ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. [[http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/248267.1020.A.jpg had one of these.]]

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** One of the posters for ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''. ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' [[http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/248267.1020.A.jpg had one of these.]]



** The AntiHero/AntiVillain Queen Elsa does this to ''Arendelle'' in [[http://concertposter.org/-2013AUG-B/Frozen-Lake-drop.jpg this]] poster for ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
* And since it was a clear case of FollowTheLeader, the non-Disney effort ''TheSwanPrincess'' [[http://somepeoplelikemovies.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/sss1.jpg did this]] with Rothbart.
* The video box art for ''WesternAnimation/FernGully''. Hexxus is seen in the background trying to grab the main characters.

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** The AntiHero/AntiVillain Queen Elsa does this to ''Arendelle'' in [[http://concertposter.org/-2013AUG-B/Frozen-Lake-drop.jpg this]] poster for ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
* And since it was a clear case of FollowTheLeader, the non-Disney effort ''TheSwanPrincess'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'' [[http://somepeoplelikemovies.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/sss1.jpg did this]] with Rothbart.
* The On the video box art for ''WesternAnimation/FernGully''. ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest'', Hexxus is seen in the background trying to grab the main characters.



* The film posters for 1986's ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' had Unicron (both his planet form, and his robotic head) prominently in the background behind the main cast. Funnily enough, since Unicron is the size of a planet, for once this skewed perspective is actually proportionally correct.

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* The film posters for 1986's ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' had Unicron (both his planet form, form and his robotic head) prominently in the background behind the main cast. Funnily enough, since Unicron is the size of a planet, for once this skewed perspective is actually proportionally correct.



* A variation on the cover of {{Creator/Filmation}}'s animated movie ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter''. Snow White and the Dwarfelles are front and center, with the Shadow Man glaring malevolently at them from behind a tree. This is a case of CoversAlwaysLie, as the character in question is actually Snow White's very-harmless, mute StalkerWithACrush ([[spoiler:actually the prince under an enchantment]]), and the film's ''actual'' villain is nowhere to be seen on the cover.

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* A variation on the cover of {{Creator/Filmation}}'s Creator/{{Filmation}}'s animated movie ''WesternAnimation/HappilyEverAfter''. Snow White and the Dwarfelles are front and center, with the Shadow Man glaring malevolently at them from behind a tree. This is a case of CoversAlwaysLie, as the character in question is actually Snow White's very-harmless, mute StalkerWithACrush ([[spoiler:actually the prince under an enchantment]]), and the film's ''actual'' villain is nowhere to be seen on the cover.



* The film poster/video/DVD cover of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold: The Movie''

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* The film poster/video/DVD cover of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold: The Movie''Movie''.



** The original ("Episode IV: A New Hope") has a giant[[note]]Seriously; the Death Star is next to his head, and it looks about the size of a grapefruit in comparison[[/note]] translucent blue Darth Vader head in the background. He doesn't appear to actually be looking ''at'' the heroes, more sorta past them, but to be fair it's hard to tell with the mask.

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** The original ("Episode (''Episode IV: A New Hope") Film/ANewHope'') has a giant[[note]]Seriously; giant[[note]]seriously; the Death Star is next to his head, and it looks about the size of a grapefruit in comparison[[/note]] translucent blue Darth Vader head in the background. He doesn't appear to actually be looking ''at'' the heroes, more sorta past them, but to be fair it's hard to tell with the mask.



** ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has Malak glaring down at Bastila
** The sequel does the same with Nihilus.



* The original poster for ''Film/{{Childs Play}}''.

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* The original poster for ''Film/{{Childs Play}}''.''Film/ChildsPlay''.



* Some posters for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' have Red Skull's eyes looming over Cap
* After the "I ♥ NY" -posters for ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan'' were taken down due to complaints from New York Tourism Committee, they were replaced with a poster of [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9c/Friday8.jpg/220px-Friday8.jpg Jason looming over the city]].

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* Some posters for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' have Red Skull's eyes looming over Cap
Cap.
* After the "I ♥ NY" -posters for ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan'' were taken down due to complaints from New York Tourism Committee, they were replaced with a poster of [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9c/Friday8.jpg/220px-Friday8.jpg Jason looming over the city]].city.]]



* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/GoneGirl''. [[spoiler: Amy's eyes are seen at the top of the poster, but it looks like a simple case of FloatingHeadSyndrome. In fact, this is a subtle clue of who the true villain of the movie is...]]

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* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/GoneGirl''. [[spoiler: Amy's [[spoiler:Amy's eyes are seen at the top of the poster, but it looks like a simple case of FloatingHeadSyndrome. In fact, this is a subtle clue of who the true villain of the movie is...]]



* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', the Season 1 graphic novel collection has 2 different front covers, both of which feature Sylar's head looming over the main cast of Heroes.
** On the cover for the Season 2 DVD, the main cast of Heroes stands in the foreground at Times Square while Sylar's head grins down at them from an overhead billboard.
* The Troll King is doing this on the DVD cover for ''TheTenthKingdom'' -- which is a subversion, as he is [[TheManBehindTheMan neither the real BigBad of the miniseries]] nor even impinges very much on the plot, particularly since he only briefly menaces the heroes in Parts 1 and 2. (He's actually much more of TheRival for the BigBad.) This might be a borderline case of BillingDisplacement, since while Dianne Wiest is greatly respected and a well-known actress, Ed O'Neill is probably more popular. Or it could be a bit of canny advertising to misdirect the audience.

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* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', the Season 1 graphic novel collection has 2 different front covers, both of which feature Sylar's head looming over the main cast of Heroes.
''Heroes''.
** On the cover for the Season 2 DVD, the main cast of Heroes ''Heroes'' stands in the foreground at Times Square while Sylar's head grins down at them from an overhead billboard.
* The Troll King is doing this on the DVD cover for ''TheTenthKingdom'' ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' -- which is a subversion, as he is [[TheManBehindTheMan neither the real BigBad of the miniseries]] nor even impinges very much on the plot, particularly since he only briefly menaces the heroes in Parts 1 and 2. (He's actually much more of TheRival for the BigBad.) This might be a borderline case of BillingDisplacement, since while Dianne Wiest is greatly respected and a well-known actress, Ed O'Neill is probably more popular. Or it could be a bit of canny advertising to misdirect the audience.



* The Beast watches Prince Colwyn and Princess Lyssa on the backglass of ''Pinball/{{Krull}}''

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* The Beast watches Prince Colwyn and Princess Lyssa on the backglass of ''Pinball/{{Krull}}''''Pinball/{{Krull}}''.



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* The first ''FireEmblem'' features the BigBad watching Marth and his army. The 3rd game, a remake and direct sequel to the first, has the BigBad in both forms. ''Fuuin no Tsurugi''/''Sword of Seals'' has both Zephiel and Idenn/Idoun's head in the background (although only Idenn/Idoun is really looking). Gaiden has... someone's head on its cover.
** The 3rd game's box art is pretty much reused for Shadow Dragon's. [[http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/Starwolf_UK/Fe_stuffs/XmasthruMarch.jpg point of sale]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' has Cell doing this with a MagnificentBastard smirk on his face.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has Malak glaring down at Bastila. [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords The sequel]] does the same with Nihilus.
* The first ''FireEmblem'' [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia first]] ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' features the BigBad watching Marth and his army. The 3rd third game, a remake and direct sequel to the first, has the BigBad in both forms. ''Fuuin ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fuuin no Tsurugi''/''Sword Tsurugi/Sword of Seals'' Seals]]'' has both Zephiel and Idenn/Idoun's head in the background (although only Idenn/Idoun is really looking). Gaiden ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Gaiden]]'' has... someone's head on its cover.
** The 3rd third game's box art is pretty much reused for Shadow Dragon's.''Shadow Dragon''[='s=]. [[http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/Starwolf_UK/Fe_stuffs/XmasthruMarch.jpg point of sale]]sale.]]



* The cover of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' features both the Judge and Edgeworth as possible examples (though the Judge is [[CloudCuckooLander hardly what you'd call evil]], [[spoiler:and even Edgeworth [[HeelFaceTurn isn't much of a villain]] after case 2]]).

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* The cover of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' features both the Judge and Edgeworth as possible examples (though the Judge is [[CloudCuckooLander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} hardly what you'd call evil]], [[spoiler:and even Edgeworth [[HeelFaceTurn isn't much of a villain]] after case Case 2]]).



** A piece of promotional artwork for ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations'' shows Godot in this role.
** ''Dual Destinies'' continues the trend by portraying Simon Blackquill in this way. [[spoiler: Though like Edgeworth before him, he turns out to be [[DarkIsNotEvil much less villainous]] than he seems.]]
* The complete works rereleases for ''VideoGame/MegaMan5'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'' feature this.

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** A piece of promotional artwork for ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations Trials and Tribulations'' Tribulations]]'' shows Godot in this role.
** ''Dual Destinies'' ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' continues the trend by portraying Simon Blackquill in this way. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though like Edgeworth before him, he turns out to be [[DarkIsNotEvil much less villainous]] than he seems.]]
* The complete works ''[[UpdatedRerelease Complete Works]]'' rereleases for ''VideoGame/MegaMan5'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan6'' feature this.



* The [[http://www.magicball.net/files/images/j/a/q/jaquette.preview.JPG box art]] for ''LittleBigAdventure 2'' contains a cloud, shaped like Dark Monk looking menacingly over Twinsun.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2's'' Mega Drive version does this on the cover, with Robotnik slamming a "2" into the ground.
* SHODAN does this on the box for ''SystemShock 2''. Now, TheReveal is [[SpoilerOpening no longer surprising]].
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' has Saren's eyes looming over Shepard.

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* The [[http://www.magicball.net/files/images/j/a/q/jaquette.preview.JPG box art]] for ''LittleBigAdventure ''VideoGame/LittleBigAdventure 2'' contains a cloud, shaped like Dark Monk Monk, looking menacingly over Twinsun.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2's'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''[='s=] Mega Drive version does this on the cover, with Robotnik slamming a "2" into the ground.
* SHODAN does this on the box for ''SystemShock ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2''. Now, TheReveal is [[SpoilerOpening no longer surprising]].
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect|1}}'' has Saren's eyes looming over Shepard.



* Done on the cover of the ''TransformersAnimated'' video game, with Megatron looking on from the background.

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* Done on the cover of the ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' video game, with Megatron looking on from the background.



* ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny]]'' arguably [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/psp/image/959863.html?box=124368 does this]]... the "arguably" coming from whether you see ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''[='=]s Kratos as an AntiHero or a VillainProtagonist.
* VideoGame/{{Killzone}} has this trope for the box art of 1, 2, and Mercenaries having a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Helghast]] [[RecycledInSpace soldier]] on the front. The Helghast have become so iconic ([[EvilIsCool and]], [[UnintentionallySympathetic ironically]], [[RootingForTheEmpire popular]]) that the series has them taking up most of the marketing for the game.

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* ''[[SoulSeries Soul Calibur: ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny]]'' arguably [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/psp/image/959863.html?box=124368 does this]]... the this...]] The "arguably" coming from whether you see ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''[='=]s Kratos as an AntiHero or a VillainProtagonist.
* VideoGame/{{Killzone}} ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' has this trope for the box art of 1, 2, ''1'', ''2'', and Mercenaries ''Mercenary'' having a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Helghast]] [[RecycledInSpace soldier]] on the front. The Helghast have become so iconic ([[EvilIsCool and]], [[UnintentionallySympathetic ironically]], [[RootingForTheEmpire popular]]) that the series has them taking up most of the marketing for the game.



* Cackletta for ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'', then the Shroobs in the sequel.
** A promotional poster for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' shows Mario and one of the Lumas flying through space while being watched by [[BigBad Bowser]], [[OverlordJr Bowser Jr.]], as well as every single boss encountered in the game (specifically [[WarmupBoss Dino Piranha]] (but not his [[IncendiaryExponent fiery form)]], [[PlayingWithFire King Kaliente]], [[BigCreepyCrawlies Bugaboom]], [[ColossusClimb Megaleg]], [[WickedWitch Kamella]], [[GiantSpider Tarantox]], [[BullfightBoss Topmaniac]], [[TunnelKing Major Burrows]], [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Kingfin]], [[GiantHandsofDoom Bouldergeist]], and [[AnIcePerson Baron Brr]]).

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* Cackletta for ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga]]'', ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'', then the Shroobs in [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime the sequel.
sequel]].
** A promotional poster for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' shows Mario and one of the Lumas flying through space while being watched by [[BigBad Bowser]], [[OverlordJr Bowser Jr.]], as well as every single boss encountered in the game (specifically [[WarmupBoss Dino Piranha]] (but not his [[IncendiaryExponent fiery form)]], form]]), [[PlayingWithFire King Kaliente]], [[BigCreepyCrawlies Bugaboom]], [[ColossusClimb Megaleg]], [[WickedWitch Kamella]], [[GiantSpider Tarantox]], [[BullfightBoss Topmaniac]], [[TunnelKing Major Burrows]], [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Kingfin]], [[GiantHandsofDoom Bouldergeist]], and [[AnIcePerson Baron Brr]]).



* The boxart for the ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' games often feature the EvilOverlord posing menacingly in the background while the Minions take the forefront.

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* The boxart box art for the ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' games often feature the EvilOverlord posing menacingly in the background while the Minions take the forefront.



** Specifically, ''Nightmare in Dreamland'' [[http://www.emuparadise.me/GBA/boxart/0775.jpg does this]] with Meta Knight.
* {{Banjo Kazooie}}'s box art features Gruntilda overlooking Banjo and attempting to grab him.
* Wii version of ''ABoyAndHisBlob'' has the main villain boss watching.
* The covers for all of the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' series games show the main characters being watched by evil-looking Pokemon with glowing red eyes and are almost completely covered in shadow.
** Notably, the cover of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' has [[ObviouslyEvil Hydreigon]] looming over the main characters. [[spoiler: In a rather ingenious move by the creators, the significance of this ends up changing ''completely'' once you actually play the game and find out that he's not only the BigGood and one of major driving forces behind the plot, but also ends up becoming a part of the team. The fact that he's not portrayed in an overtly evil fashion like the Pokemon on the covers of the previous games (He just looks evil, but isn't ''acting'' evil) may have clued some players on it, though.]]
* The box art for ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars 2'' shows the Orange Star Commanders (main heroes) in the foreground, the Black Hole Commanders (bad guys) behind them looming over them, and a giant BigBad behind and above ''them''.
* The XMenLegends games have Magneto and Apocalypse, respectively.
* [[LateArrivalSpoiler While the original box art avoided this]], [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Resident Evil Code Veronica X]]'s box art features Wesker in the background.
* {{VideoGame/Fahrenheit}}[=/=]IndigoProphecy's title screen has the Oracle [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/184429-indigo-prophecy-xbox-screenshot-the-start-screens.jpg overlooking the main cast.]]
* ProfessorLayton examples:
** Occurs in the box art for [[http://www.bigbadbob113.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/professor-layton-and-the-diabolical-box-ds-boxart.jpg the Diabolical Box]].
** And again with [[http://lusipurr.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Professor-Layton-and-the-Last-Specter-Box-Art.jpg the Last Specter]].

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** Specifically, ''Nightmare ''[[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare in Dreamland'' Dreamland]]'' [[http://www.emuparadise.me/GBA/boxart/0775.jpg does this]] with Meta Knight.
* {{Banjo Kazooie}}'s ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''[='s=] box art features Gruntilda overlooking Banjo and attempting to grab him.
* The Wii version of ''ABoyAndHisBlob'' ''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'' has the main villain boss watching.
* The covers for all of the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' series games show the main characters being watched by evil-looking Pokemon Pokémon with glowing red eyes and are almost completely covered in shadow.
** Notably, the cover of ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'' has [[ObviouslyEvil Hydreigon]] looming over the main characters. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In a rather ingenious move by the creators, the significance of this ends up changing ''completely'' once you actually play the game and find out that he's not only the BigGood and one of major driving forces behind the plot, but also ends up becoming a part of the team. The fact that he's not portrayed in an overtly evil fashion like the Pokemon Pokémon on the covers of the previous games (He (he just looks evil, but isn't ''acting'' evil) may have clued some players on it, though.]]
* The box art for ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars 2'' ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars 2]]'' shows the Orange Star Commanders (main heroes) in the foreground, the Black Hole Commanders (bad guys) behind them looming over them, and a giant BigBad behind and above ''them''.
* The XMenLegends ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' games have Magneto and Apocalypse, respectively.
* [[LateArrivalSpoiler While the original box art avoided this]], [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Resident Evil Code Veronica X]]'s ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica X''[='s=] box art features Wesker in the background.
* {{VideoGame/Fahrenheit}}[=/=]IndigoProphecy's ''VideoGame/{{Fahrenheit}}/Indigo Prophecy''[='s=] title screen has the Oracle [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/184429-indigo-prophecy-xbox-screenshot-the-start-screens.jpg overlooking the main cast.]]
* ProfessorLayton ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' examples:
** Occurs in the box art for [[http://www.bigbadbob113.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/professor-layton-and-the-diabolical-box-ds-boxart.jpg Occurs in the box art for]] ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox The Diabolical Box]].
Box]]''.
** And again with [[http://lusipurr.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Professor-Layton-and-the-Last-Specter-Box-Art.jpg the And again with]] [[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter The Last Specter]].Specter]]''.



* ''[[http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/File:Wh2pro.jpg World Heroes 2]]'' for the Famicom (not to be confused with the [[VideoGame/WorldHeroes official game]]) has {{Mario}} overlooking the rest of the cast. (Apart from [[VideoGame/FatalFury Mai Shiranui and Lawrence Blood]], [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer who aren't on the cover]]) Yes, apparently Mario's the VillainProtagonist in a game which has Bowser and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII M. Bison]] as playable characters.
* Speaking of Bison, he's posed like this on the ''Champion Edition'' arcade cabinet. This is an homage to General Washizaki from ''Manga/RikiOh'', one of Bison's [[http://streetfightermiscellany.com/sfm/sfmimages/katobison.png main influences]].

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* ''[[http://bootleggames.wikia.com/wiki/File:Wh2pro.jpg World Heroes 2]]'' for the Famicom (not to be confused with the [[VideoGame/WorldHeroes official game]]) has {{Mario}} Mario overlooking the rest of the cast. (Apart from [[VideoGame/FatalFury Mai Shiranui and Lawrence Blood]], [[SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer who aren't on the cover]]) cover]].) Yes, apparently Mario's the VillainProtagonist in a game which has Bowser and [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII M. Bison]] as playable characters.
* Speaking of Bison, he's posed like this on the ''Champion Edition'' arcade cabinet. This is an homage to General Washizaki from ''Manga/RikiOh'', one of Bison's [[http://streetfightermiscellany.com/sfm/sfmimages/katobison.png main influences]].influences.]]



** In the boxart of the 3ds rerelease of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' The Moon became this.

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** In the boxart box art of the 3ds 3DS rerelease of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' The ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', the Moon became becomes this.



* The cover of ''Videogame/ManiacMansion'' has [[MadScientist Dr. Fred's]] face sporting a SlasherSmile visible in the sky behind the mansion. [[spoiler:Subverted in that Dr. Fred turns out to be just a brainwashed pawn of TheManBehindTheMan.]]

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* The cover of ''Videogame/ManiacMansion'' ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' has [[MadScientist Dr. Fred's]] face sporting a SlasherSmile visible in the sky behind the mansion. [[spoiler:Subverted in that Dr. Fred turns out to be just a brainwashed pawn of TheManBehindTheMan.]]



* [[BigBad Sigma]], in the [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/megaman/images/d/d1/X4Main.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640?cb=20100128004439 final shot]] of the intro to ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''.
* [[BigBad Mr. X]] in the [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/5/9/6/21596_front.jpg Japanese cover art]] for ''[[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage Streets of Rage 2]]''.

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* [[BigBad Sigma]], in the [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/megaman/images/d/d1/X4Main.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/640?cb=20100128004439 jpg final shot]] of the intro to ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''.
* [[BigBad Mr. X]] in the [[http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/5/9/6/21596_front.jpg Japanese cover art]] for ''[[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage Streets of Rage 2]]''.''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage 2''.



* A widely circulated fan poster of ''RedVsBlue'' Season 3 features the head of BigBad O'Malley doing some Evil Overlooking of the main cast. A similar fan poster of Season 4 featured the Alien in a similar position, although it was revealed rather early in the season that the Alien was actually ''not'' the new villain (it was still O'Malley).
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_26jcMP4kM This]] FilkSong for ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'' features [[spoiler: [[BigBad Wilford Brimley]]]] as an EvilOverlooker in a fairly crowded shot. He's flanked by [[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Batiatus]] and Marco Antonio Regil (although by the time [[spoiler: Wilford]] becomes the true BigBad, Marco has [[EnemyMine teamed up]] with Frollo to stop him).

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* A widely circulated fan poster of ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 3 features the head of BigBad O'Malley doing some Evil Overlooking of the main cast. A similar fan poster of Season 4 featured the Alien in a similar position, although it was revealed rather early in the season that the Alien was actually ''not'' the new villain (it was still O'Malley).
* [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_26jcMP4kM This]] FilkSong for ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'' features [[spoiler: [[BigBad [[spoiler:[[BigBad Wilford Brimley]]]] as an EvilOverlooker in a fairly crowded shot. He's flanked by [[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Batiatus]] and Marco Antonio Regil (although by the time [[spoiler: Wilford]] [[spoiler:Wilford]] becomes the true BigBad, Marco has [[EnemyMine teamed up]] with Frollo to stop him).



* The interior art for ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' season two DVD features the Monarch looming over portraits of the main characters.

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* The interior art for ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' season two Season Two DVD features the Monarch looming over portraits of the main characters.



* The cover of ''[[CodenameKidsNextDoor Operation Z.E.R.O]]'' features Grandfather looking down on the KND, who as the cover implies are standing between him and the world.

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* The cover of ''[[CodenameKidsNextDoor ''[[WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor Operation Z.E.R.O]]'' features Grandfather looking down on the KND, who as the cover implies are standing between him and the world.
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