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6th Dec '16 1:07:06 PM Paireon
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* ''''Manga/OnePiece'' has Kaido "of the Beasts", who lords over battalions of underlings and territories under his command [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority purely for his combat ability]]. He hasn't made an on-screen debut yet, but [[KillEmAll from what]] [[TheDreaded we know]] [[HairTriggerTemper so far]], he's ''not'' a good guy.

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* ''''Manga/OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Kaido "of the Beasts", who lords over battalions of underlings and territories under his command [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority purely for his combat ability]]. He hasn't made an on-screen debut yet, but [[KillEmAll from what]] [[TheDreaded we know]] [[HairTriggerTemper so far]], he's ''not'' a good guy.
3rd Dec '16 4:29:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''LaPucelle'', [[spoiler: Priere]] can become an Overlord if [[spoiler: she]] [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt kills too many demons in the Dark World]], leading to a NonstandardGameOver. [[spoiler: Oddly enough, this is actually the canon ending.]] The remake incorporates this into the storyline, making it [[spoiler: a requirement for the good ending.]]

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* In ''LaPucelle'', ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'', [[spoiler: Priere]] can become an Overlord if [[spoiler: she]] [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt kills too many demons in the Dark World]], leading to a NonstandardGameOver. [[spoiler: Oddly enough, this is actually the canon ending.]] The remake incorporates this into the storyline, making it [[spoiler: a requirement for the good ending.]]
3rd Dec '16 4:28:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Zetta, ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'''s BadAss Freakin' Overlord of the Netherworld...until he blew it up. [[EarthAllAlong Damn you, Zetta! Damn you to]]...oh, wait.

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* Zetta, ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'''s BadAss badass Freakin' Overlord of the Netherworld...until he blew it up. [[EarthAllAlong Damn you, Zetta! Damn you to]]...oh, wait.
21st Nov '16 9:40:59 PM MasterGhandalf
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** The Pannion Seer is GodEmperor of the theocratic empire called the Pannion Domin, which is essentially an attempt to create {{Mordor}} on an industrial scale. The Domin is viciously aggressive, works its citizens brutally and keeps a horde of peasants starved into madness and cannibalism to supplement its regular army. It's noted that the Domin is entirely dead in its core regions and alive only at the fringes, and therefore it ''must'' expand constantly. The Seer actually seems to ''encourage'' this, as if he's trying to inflict suffering first and be a ruler second. [[spoiler: He's also one of the last surviving Jaghut in a human disguise, making him a Jaghut Tyrant]].

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** The Pannion Seer is GodEmperor of the theocratic empire called the Pannion Domin, which is essentially an attempt to create {{Mordor}} on an industrial scale. The Domin is viciously aggressive, works its citizens brutally and keeps a horde of peasants starved into madness and cannibalism to supplement its regular army. It's noted that the Domin is entirely dead in its core regions and alive only at the fringes, and therefore it ''must'' expand constantly. The Seer actually seems to ''encourage'' this, as if he's trying to inflict inflicting suffering first and be on his people is actually more important than running a ruler second.functional nation. [[spoiler: He's also one of the last surviving Jaghut in a human disguise, making him a Jaghut Tyrant]].
21st Nov '16 3:36:35 PM MasterGhandalf
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* Several flavors of this (both played straight and subverted or deconstructed) appear in the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'':
** In the setting's prehistory, the Jaghut were a race of {{precursors}} who were immensely powerful, nigh-immortal mages, but generally peaceful hermits. The exceptions to this rule were Jaghut Tyrants, who used their vast powers to enslave other races and rule as god-kings. The Tyrants caused such damage that another race of precursors, the T'lan Imass, swore an eternal oath to wipe out the Jaghut to prevent any more tyrants arising. Though Tyrants are referenced many times throughout the series, the only one who is named is [[SealedEvilInACan Raest]].
** [[EvilOldFolks Kallor]], the High King, was the ruler of one of the first human empires, and his rule was so brutal and oppressive that his own subjects [[ColonyDrop colony-dropped]] a ''god'' on him to try and get rid of him. Didn't work. Finally, he destroyed his own empire to prevent the rest of the pantheon from taking it away from him, and for his troubles got cursed to [[TheAgeless live forever]] but to never ascend to godhood himself and to ultimately fail at everything he attempts. He's still around at the time of the main series, and still calls himself the High King, though it's been centuries since he actually ruled anything.
** The Pannion Seer is GodEmperor of the theocratic empire called the Pannion Domin, which is essentially an attempt to create {{Mordor}} on an industrial scale. The Domin is viciously aggressive, works its citizens brutally and keeps a horde of peasants starved into madness and cannibalism to supplement its regular army. It's noted that the Domin is entirely dead in its core regions and alive only at the fringes, and therefore it ''must'' expand constantly. The Seer actually seems to ''encourage'' this, as if he's trying to inflict suffering first and be a ruler second. [[spoiler: He's also one of the last surviving Jaghut in a human disguise, making him a Jaghut Tyrant]].
** Rhulad Sengar, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Emperor of the Thousand Deaths]], is a deconstruction. He never wanted to be an evil overlord, and he does ''try'' to rule well, but his powers come from a cursed sword that [[ResurrectiveImmortality brings him back whenever he dies]] but [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity wears away at his sanity]] and induces BodyHorror every time. As he becomes progressively insane Rhulad becomes progressively brutal and paranoid, and then finally reaches a point where he's so out of it he can't rule at all, leaving his EvilChancellor and the SecretPolice to actually carry out his tyrannical regime in his name.
** The city-state of Darujhistan was once ruled by a succession of powerful {{Sorcerous Overlord}}s called the Tyrant Kings, who made it the capital of a continent-spanning empire. The present Darujhistan threw out the last Tyrant long ago, and is now the closest thing the setting has to a republic. [[spoiler: ''Orb, Scepter, Throne'' reveals that the Tyrant Kings were actually ''one'' Tyrant King who hopped from body to body, and in that novel he comes back for another try]].
** The Malazan Empire's founder [[SorcerousOverlord Kellanved]] and current ruler [[DarkActionGirl Laseen]] are both subversions. Kellanved was a mage first and emperor second who saw ruling as being a stepping stone to other, more esoteric forms of power [[spoiler: which he acquired when he ascended to become the god Shadowthrone]] while Laseen is perceived as villainous by many of the protagonists but is genuinely trying to do what is best for her empire and isn't that much worse than any other rulers in the setting.
15th Nov '16 1:37:42 PM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/{{Arawn}} seems like a textbook example at first a fell being [[TinTyrant clad in dark armor]] and known by [[SarcasmMode many colorful names]] such as Lord of the [[{{Mordor Burning Lands]], [[EveryoneHatesHades King of the Underworld]] and [[GodOfEvil God of Wrath]], to name a few. However, he turns out to be a pretty tragic figure with a sad backstory, as he tells the readers.

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* ComicBook/{{Arawn}} seems like a textbook example at first a fell being [[TinTyrant clad in dark armor]] and known by [[SarcasmMode many colorful names]] such as Lord of the [[{{Mordor [[{{Mordor}} Burning Lands]], [[EveryoneHatesHades King of the Underworld]] and [[GodOfEvil God of Wrath]], to name a few. However, he turns out to be a pretty tragic figure with a sad backstory, as he tells the readers.
15th Nov '16 1:36:59 PM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/{{Arawn}} seems like a textbook example at first a fell being [[TinTyrant clad in dark armor]] and known by [[SarcasmMode many colorful names]] such as Lord of the Burning Lands, King of the Underworld and God of Wrath, to name a few. However, he turns out to be a pretty tragic figure with a sad backstory, as he tells the readers.
* {{Dracula}} in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' fits this trope like a red spiky glove, not only being the king of all vampires, but also of an ''entire hell-like dimension'' that makes {{Mordor}} look like daycare park. He also dresses the part, being [[TwentyFourHourArmor clad all the time in a draconic red armor.]]

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* ComicBook/{{Arawn}} seems like a textbook example at first a fell being [[TinTyrant clad in dark armor]] and known by [[SarcasmMode many colorful names]] such as Lord of the [[{{Mordor Burning Lands, Lands]], [[EveryoneHatesHades King of the Underworld Underworld]] and [[GodOfEvil God of Wrath, Wrath]], to name a few. However, he turns out to be a pretty tragic figure with a sad backstory, as he tells the readers.
* {{Dracula}} in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' fits this trope like a red spiky glove, not only being the king of all vampires, but also of an ''entire hell-like dimension'' that makes {{Mordor}} look like daycare park. He also park and dresses the part, being [[TwentyFourHourArmor clad all the time in a draconic red armor.]] His ZeroPercentApprovalRating aspect is desconstructed when it gets every faction in the setting conspiring to overthrow him - the only reason they haven't succeeded is because every single one of them has their own agenda and struggle among themselves as much as against their enemy.
8th Nov '16 9:55:26 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Franchise/UltraSeries''
** [[EldritchAbomination Gatanazoa]] from ''Series/UltramanTiga''. Its title is even "The Master of Darkness".
** The Emperor, BigBad of ''Series/UltramanMebius'', has this in spades. All his powers are based on shadow and he's the longtime archenemy of the [[BigGood Ultra Father]].
** Ultraman Belial of ''Film/MegaMonsterBattleUltraGalaxyLegends'' is typically described as an Ultraman of Shadow. In later movies, he's also shown as the leader of a universe-conquering empire as well.



* Lucius Heinous VII on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is a parody of this. Despite being a cartoon version of Satan and aving an iron grip over Miseryville, [[HarmlessVillain he is astoundingly incompetent and rather pathetic too]].

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* Lucius Heinous VII on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is a parody of this. Despite being a cartoon version an {{expy}} of Satan and aving having an iron grip over Miseryville, [[HarmlessVillain he is astoundingly incompetent and rather pathetic too]].



%%* Megabyte of ''ReBoot''.

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%%* Megabyte of ''ReBoot''.''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}''.
5th Nov '16 7:39:16 PM Necrodomo
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* Every [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Dark Oppressor]] in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' aspires to this. They have an elaborate skillset based on rewarding one's followers and punishing one's enemies and gain power in [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Stygia]] as they surround themselves with followers and allies. They inevitably have other Oppressors as rivals, though.
24th Oct '16 3:38:59 PM TheNerevarine
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* ComicBook/{{Arawn}} seems like a textbook example at first a fell being [[TinTyrant clad in dark armor]] and known by [[SarcasmMode many colorful names]] such as Lord of the Burning Lands, King of the Underworld and God of Wrath, to name a few. However, he turns out to be a pretty tragic figure with a sad backstory.

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* ComicBook/{{Arawn}} seems like a textbook example at first a fell being [[TinTyrant clad in dark armor]] and known by [[SarcasmMode many colorful names]] such as Lord of the Burning Lands, King of the Underworld and God of Wrath, to name a few. However, he turns out to be a pretty tragic figure with a sad backstory.backstory, as he tells the readers.
* {{Dracula}} in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' fits this trope like a red spiky glove, not only being the king of all vampires, but also of an ''entire hell-like dimension'' that makes {{Mordor}} look like daycare park. He also dresses the part, being [[TwentyFourHourArmor clad all the time in a draconic red armor.]]
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