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* [[FallenHero Raiden]] in Fanfic/MortalKombatDesperation becomes this [[CameBackWrong after]] his HeroicSacrifice at the end of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''. At first, he starts out as a WellIntentionedExtremist with of a bit of the HeWhoFightsMonsters and KnightTemplar personalities, but after crossing the MoralEventHorizon by mass-zapping Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei for questioning him, he becomes a straight villain. [[DisproportionateRetribution He's now more than willing]] [[AxCrazy to injure, kidnap and kill]] [[TheUnfettered anybody who questions him]], and many of his former allies realized this the hard way; many of them even called him a [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] [[AxCrazy monster]] who's now willing to [[OmnicidalManiac instigate]] [[ApocalypseHow Armageddon]] just for his [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] [[ForTheEvulz gains]].
24th Aug '16 9:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* The ''BlackCompany'' novels by Glen Cook has a SorcerousOverlord collection, sometimes subverting this back and forth. The main Evil Overlord of the books is an Overlady. She's the wife of the former Evil Overlord, the Dominator, but after their time together as SealedEvilInACan she left and made sure he's kept in. Because he's ''too'' evil, too powerful and hey, it was only a political marriage. This gets twisted in more and more ways from there.

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* The ''BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' novels by Glen Cook has a SorcerousOverlord collection, sometimes subverting this back and forth. The main Evil Overlord of the books is an Overlady. She's the wife of the former Evil Overlord, the Dominator, but after their time together as SealedEvilInACan she left and made sure he's kept in. Because he's ''too'' evil, too powerful and hey, it was only a political marriage. This gets twisted in more and more ways from there.
13th Aug '16 8:38:04 PM nombretomado
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** Quite possibly the best example is the Emperor from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. He's a major military power throughout most of the game [[spoiler:and when he dies, he becomes the freakin' ruler of hell]]. He also seeks to overthrow Chaos in DissidiaFinalFantasy. Quite possibly the only thing keeping him from being more popular is ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' being the most overlooked game of the series.

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** Quite possibly the best example is the Emperor from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''. He's a major military power throughout most of the game [[spoiler:and when he dies, he becomes the freakin' ruler of hell]]. He also seeks to overthrow Chaos in DissidiaFinalFantasy.''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. Quite possibly the only thing keeping him from being more popular is ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' being the most overlooked game of the series.
8th Aug '16 6:40:43 PM IsadorLevi
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** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has the Lord of Hollows as a title that the player can assume if they fulfil certain story roles revolving around acquiring items called Dark Sigils. This Lord [[spoiler: is a saviour for the Undead anointed by a church that preaches that the age of the gods has ended and that a new ruler should usurp control of the First Flame, giving the world into the hands of the undead as the true face of humanity.]] Like the prior game, whether this goal is good or bad is largely for the player to interpret.
7th Aug '16 11:04:04 AM nombretomado
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* TheDCU villain {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} embodies[[note]] and yes, literally "embodies"; he's the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Tyranny[[/note]] virtually every aspect of this trope, on a cosmic scale. There's a reason he's the one quoted at the top of the page.
* The MarvelUniverse has the interdimensional entity [[DimensionLord Dormammu]], who has less of a street cred than Darkseid, but is so ridiculously more powerful that he [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu routinely beats up various cosmic entities through his own power]], by far outranks all Marvel's known rulers of hell, and is worshipped as god in thousands of magical universes. His pleasant ambition is to slaughter and usurp all higher entities, conquer all life and afterlife, and turn all of existence into an eternal torture camp dedicated to his personal glory... He's essentially Marvel's most terrifying villain when you think about it, more akin to an EldritchAbomination really, except being even more powerful... But then you remember that his head is on fire, and that he's usually severely downscaled to let anyone even have a shot at surviving.

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* TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU villain {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} embodies[[note]] and yes, literally "embodies"; he's the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Tyranny[[/note]] virtually every aspect of this trope, on a cosmic scale. There's a reason he's the one quoted at the top of the page.
* The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse has the interdimensional entity [[DimensionLord Dormammu]], who has less of a street cred than Darkseid, but is so ridiculously more powerful that he [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu routinely beats up various cosmic entities through his own power]], by far outranks all Marvel's known rulers of hell, and is worshipped as god in thousands of magical universes. His pleasant ambition is to slaughter and usurp all higher entities, conquer all life and afterlife, and turn all of existence into an eternal torture camp dedicated to his personal glory... He's essentially Marvel's most terrifying villain when you think about it, more akin to an EldritchAbomination really, except being even more powerful... But then you remember that his head is on fire, and that he's usually severely downscaled to let anyone even have a shot at surviving.
2nd Aug '16 6:35:16 PM Willbyr
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* [[BigBad Great Demon King Chestra]] from ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln''. You can guess this from his title, really. Though ''ViolinistOfHameln'' is an action/comedy series that parodies a lot of shonen and fantasy tropes, this particular trope is played straight.

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* [[BigBad Great Demon King Chestra]] from ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln''. You can guess this from his title, really. Though ''ViolinistOfHameln'' ''Violinist of Hameln'' is an action/comedy series that parodies a lot of shonen and fantasy tropes, this particular trope is played straight.
29th Jul '16 1:14:54 PM MrThorfan64
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* Doctor Doom, king of Latveria, holds a lock on this position in the MarvelUniverse.

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* Doctor Doom, king of Latveria, holds a lock on this position in the MarvelUniverse. However he is actually a decent ruler to his people, having overthrown the corrupt tyrant who previously ruled Latveria, and seems to genuinely believe him ruling the world would make it a better place.



** And then there are characters who are this trope even at second glance. Meet Euron "Crow's Eye" Greyjoy, the pirate king. Raised in a culture that glorifies rape and piracy, who worship a nigh-Cthulhu, and they either distrust, despise, or outright fear him. Went into exile after raping (or seducing) his sister-in-law, and proceeded to sail around the world pillaging and picking up various warlocks and barbarians. Has a posh for black. [[spoiler:Suspected of [[CainAndAbel murdering his brother Balon]] so he could [[TheEvilPrince take the Seastone Chair]], even though Balon wanted his daughter [[EvilUncle to succeed him]].]] And his current plan is to [[spoiler: wake a dragon and conquer all of Westeros]].

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** And then there are characters who are this trope even at second glance. Meet Euron "Crow's Eye" Greyjoy, the pirate king. Raised in a culture that glorifies rape and piracy, who worship a nigh-Cthulhu, and they either distrust, despise, or outright fear him. Went into exile after raping (or seducing) his sister-in-law, and proceeded to sail around the world pillaging and picking up various warlocks and barbarians. Has a posh for black. [[spoiler:Suspected of [[CainAndAbel murdering his brother Balon]] so he could [[TheEvilPrince take the Seastone Chair]], even though Balon wanted his daughter [[EvilUncle to succeed him]].]] And his current plan is to [[spoiler: wake a dragon and conquer all of Westeros]]. [[spoiler:There are even theories he is in league with the Others, planning to bring down the Wall and become their ruler.]]



** When the Seven Kingdoms were Seven Kingdoms there was Harren "the Black" of House Hoare, King of the Rivers and Isles. His grandfather was a King of the Iron Islands who conquered the Riverlands. Harren was notorious for his cruelty and brutality, and was the most feared of the Kings in Westeros of his time. He spent most of his reign trying to built the biggest castle in the world, [[{{Egopolis}} Harrenhal]], draining his Kingdom of wealth and resources, and having thousands work themselves to death in the process. Harren was so hated that when Aegon TheConqueror began his conquest of the Riverlands the River Lords quickly joined Aegon, who unleashed his dragon on Harrenhal, ending House Hoare.

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** When the Seven Kingdoms were Seven Kingdoms there was Harren "the Black" of House Hoare, King of the Rivers and Isles. His grandfather was a King of the Iron Islands who conquered the Riverlands. Harren was notorious for his cruelty and brutality, and was the most feared of the Kings in Westeros of his time. He spent most of his reign trying to built the biggest castle in the world, Westeros, [[{{Egopolis}} Harrenhal]], draining his Kingdom of wealth and resources, and having thousands work themselves to death in the process. Harren was so hated that when Aegon TheConqueror began his conquest of the Riverlands the River Lords quickly joined Aegon, who unleashed his dragon on Harrenhal, ending House Hoare.
18th Jul '16 3:11:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Internet story ''[[http://forum.tip.it/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=750856 Tales of Lokaria]]'' has the Black Master: a man who has lived nearly a thousand years and rules over much of the known world. And there's his hidden MindRape powers. His castle is constantly upgraded with the latest technology. He then purposefully leaves openings to let rebels and heroes in to kill them. He does have a ZeroPercentApprovalRating, but his [[{{Mooks}} Legion of Terror]] is very well trained and loyal. And he's kinder than the elfin Kingdom, led by Tidal, despite what people say. He also is extremely DangerouslyGenreSavvy.

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* The Internet story ''[[http://forum.tip.it/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=750856 Tales of Lokaria]]'' has the Black Master: a man who has lived nearly a thousand years and rules over much of the known world. And there's his hidden MindRape powers. His castle is constantly upgraded with the latest technology. He then purposefully leaves openings to let rebels and heroes in to kill them. He does have a ZeroPercentApprovalRating, but his [[{{Mooks}} Legion of Terror]] is very well trained and loyal. And he's kinder than the elfin Kingdom, led by Tidal, despite what people say. He also is extremely DangerouslyGenreSavvy.cunning.



* [[MagnificentBastard Makuta]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Teridax]] in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', [[spoiler: especially when he [[TheBadGuyWins takes over]] [[PhysicalGod the universe]].]]

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* [[MagnificentBastard Makuta]] [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Makuta Teridax]] in ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', [[spoiler: especially when he [[TheBadGuyWins takes over]] [[PhysicalGod the universe]].]]



** Also, Deathwing. Although he is arguably the (literal) Dragon to N'zoth, we never see N'zoth, therefore, Deathwing. Complete with SpikesOfVillainy in human form. He is also DangerouslyGenreSavvy. The person prophesied to destroy was the victim of an assassination attempt, and Deathy REFUSED to the point of punishing his idiot minion [[spoiler: Archbishop Benedictus]] into making ABSOLUTELY SURE Thrall was dead before Deathy made any more moves. [[spoiler: Benedictus either lied or made a mistake, because Thrall was perfectly healthy and alive. Screw you to Deathwing, maybe?]]

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** Also, Deathwing. Although he is arguably the (literal) Dragon to N'zoth, we never see N'zoth, therefore, Deathwing. Complete with SpikesOfVillainy in human form. He is also DangerouslyGenreSavvy.very cunning. The person prophesied to destroy was the victim of an assassination attempt, and Deathy REFUSED to the point of punishing his idiot minion [[spoiler: Archbishop Benedictus]] into making ABSOLUTELY SURE Thrall was dead before Deathy made any more moves. [[spoiler: Benedictus either lied or made a mistake, because Thrall was perfectly healthy and alive. Screw you to Deathwing, maybe?]]
10th Jul '16 5:30:00 PM nombretomado
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* Arawn the Death Lord of Annuvin from the ''PrydainChronicles''. He actually started out in the series backstory as the [[TheDragon right-hand man]] to the previous Dark Lord, Queen Achren, but [[TheStarscream deposed her.]] It is worth noting that Arawn subverts certain aspects of this trope. Rather than being an unfathomably powerful opponent, he is portrayed as a [[TheChessmaster cunning trickster]] who corrupts mortals through illusion and deceit. In combat, he proves to actually be [[AntiClimaxBoss quite weak,]] relying on his army of NighInvulnerable undead minions to protect him.

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* Arawn the Death Lord of Annuvin from the ''PrydainChronicles''.''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''. He actually started out in the series backstory as the [[TheDragon right-hand man]] to the previous Dark Lord, Queen Achren, but [[TheStarscream deposed her.]] It is worth noting that Arawn subverts certain aspects of this trope. Rather than being an unfathomably powerful opponent, he is portrayed as a [[TheChessmaster cunning trickster]] who corrupts mortals through illusion and deceit. In combat, he proves to actually be [[AntiClimaxBoss quite weak,]] relying on his army of NighInvulnerable undead minions to protect him.
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