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6th Dec '16 9:27:37 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Darken Rahl, the BigBad of the first season, who has some magical abilities, not that we see many of those. The one we see several times is his ability to do an OffscreenTeleportation during sword battles to stab the opponent in the back. He also has many sorcerers serving him, including a Wizard of the First Order named Giller. The BadFuture season finale also features Nicholas Rahl, the son of Darken Rahl and [[spoiler: Kahlan Amnell]], combining his parents abilities to become an even worse tyrant than his father. It's stated that the entire Rahl bloodline is full of examples of this trope. In fact, Darken's father Panis is actually a relatively mild example (especially compared to his son), whose main on-screen villainy comes from a BedTrick and [[spoiler:killing Zedd's father]] (which he may or may not have deserved).

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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Darken Rahl, the BigBad of the first season, who has some magical abilities, not that we see many of those. The one we see several times is his ability to do an OffscreenTeleportation during sword battles to stab the opponent in the back. He also has many sorcerers serving him, including a Wizard of the First Order named Giller. The BadFuture season finale also features Nicholas Rahl, the son of Darken Rahl and [[spoiler: Kahlan Amnell]], combining his parents abilities to become an even worse tyrant than his father. It's stated that the entire Rahl bloodline is full of examples of this trope. In fact, Darken's father Panis is actually a relatively mild example (especially compared to his son), whose main on-screen villainy comes from a BedTrick ([[spoiler:to produce Richard to rival Darken]]) and [[spoiler:killing Zedd's killing [[spoiler:Zedd's father]] (which he may or may not have deserved).deserved for [[spoiler:trying to kill baby Darken]]).
6th Dec '16 9:26:40 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Darken Rahl, the BigBad of the first season, who has some magical abilities, not that we see many of those. The one we see several times is his ability to do an OffscreenTeleportation during sword battles to stab the opponent in the back. He also has many sorcerers serving him, including a Wizard of the First Order named Giller. The BadFuture season finale also features Nicholas Rahl, the son of Darken Rahl and [[spoiler: Kahlan Amnell]], combining his parents abilities to become an even worse tyrant than his father.

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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' has Darken Rahl, the BigBad of the first season, who has some magical abilities, not that we see many of those. The one we see several times is his ability to do an OffscreenTeleportation during sword battles to stab the opponent in the back. He also has many sorcerers serving him, including a Wizard of the First Order named Giller. The BadFuture season finale also features Nicholas Rahl, the son of Darken Rahl and [[spoiler: Kahlan Amnell]], combining his parents abilities to become an even worse tyrant than his father. It's stated that the entire Rahl bloodline is full of examples of this trope. In fact, Darken's father Panis is actually a relatively mild example (especially compared to his son), whose main on-screen villainy comes from a BedTrick and [[spoiler:killing Zedd's father]] (which he may or may not have deserved).
6th Dec '16 9:23:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* [[Creator/DannyTrejo Pacha Camac]] in ''Series/BloodTies'' is an [[{{Mayincatec}} Incan]] priest who has himself mummified so that he can be resurrected in the future. After that, he starts sucking the life force out of the people around him. He wants to make himself even more powerful and immortal by sucking the life out of a vampire.

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* [[Creator/DannyTrejo Pacha Camac]] in ''Series/BloodTies'' is an [[{{Mayincatec}} Incan]] priest who has himself mummified so that he can be resurrected in the future. After that, he starts sucking the life force out of the people around him. He wants to make himself even more powerful and immortal by sucking the life out of a vampire.vampire (how's that for irony?).
6th Dec '16 9:23:10 AM ChronoLegion
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* [[Creator/DannyTrejo Pacha Camac]] in ''Series/BloodTies'' is an [[{{Mayincatec}} Incan]] priest who has himself mummified so that he can be resurrected in the future.

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* [[Creator/DannyTrejo Pacha Camac]] in ''Series/BloodTies'' is an [[{{Mayincatec}} Incan]] priest who has himself mummified so that he can be resurrected in the future. After that, he starts sucking the life force out of the people around him. He wants to make himself even more powerful and immortal by sucking the life out of a vampire.
6th Dec '16 9:20:04 AM ChronoLegion
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* Partly averted in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch''. While Zabulon is TheArchmage, a MagnificentBastard, and TheChessmaster, he never does anything ForTheEvulz. Everything he does tends to be part of some bigger plan to advance the cause of the Darkness. Since DarkIsNotEvil, there are even a number of times he cooperates with his Light counterpart Gesar against a bigger threat. It's stated that many Dark sorcerers were evil in centuries past, this sort of behavior is now frowned upon by all Others, both Light and Dark, as both sides are interested in maintaining TheMasquerade, and the [[AncientBindingTreaty Treaty]] provides checks and balances for the actions of both sides. In fact, if a Dark Other starts to openly use magic, the Day Watch (the official Dark institution that polices the Light Others) is likely to be the first on the scene to stop him or her. After all, if the Night Watch does it instead, the Light ones may demand that the Inquisition grant them the right to a high-level intervention to compensate for the damage.

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* Partly averted in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch''. While Zabulon is TheArchmage, a MagnificentBastard, and TheChessmaster, he never does anything ForTheEvulz. Everything he does tends to be part of some bigger plan to advance the cause of the Darkness. Since DarkIsNotEvil, there are even a number of times he cooperates with his Light counterpart Gesar against a bigger threat. It's stated that many Dark sorcerers were evil in centuries past, this sort of behavior is now frowned upon by all Others, both Light and Dark, as both sides are interested in maintaining TheMasquerade, and the [[AncientBindingTreaty Treaty]] provides checks and balances for the actions of both sides. In fact, if a Dark Other starts to openly use magic, the Day Watch (the official Dark institution that polices the Light Others) is likely to be the first on the scene to stop him or her. After all, if the Night Watch does it instead, the Light ones may demand that the Inquisition grant them the right to a high-level intervention to compensate for the damage. There ''were'' many Dark Ones in the past (before the Treaty), who fit this trope, though. One story deals with the possible attempt by one faction to resurrect an ancient Dark mage named Fafnir, who would likely end up going on a rampage across Europe before being stopped by [[MugglesDoItBetter advanced human military technology]].
6th Dec '16 8:48:22 AM ChronoLegion
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* Lord Voldemort of the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films and books. Before his rise, there was Gellert Grindelwald, who was powerful enough to [[spoiler:fight a dozen American Aurors at once and nearly win]] in ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem''.
3rd Dec '16 4:29:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** He's somewhat more competent, dangerous and evil in the recent remake series; we also get to see two other {{Big Bad}}s who fit the bill: King Hiss and Hordak. Unfortunately, the new series was cancelled before we could get to see Hordak really strut his stuff outside of the BackStory and {{flash back}}s, as he gave every indication of being far more {{Badass}} than his ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' incarnation.

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** He's somewhat more competent, dangerous and evil in the recent remake series; we also get to see two other {{Big Bad}}s who fit the bill: King Hiss and Hordak. Unfortunately, the new series was cancelled before we could get to see Hordak really strut his stuff outside of the BackStory and {{flash back}}s, as he gave every indication of being far more {{Badass}} badass than his ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' incarnation.
30th Nov '16 10:04:27 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': Greensparrow and all his minions, save one who's just misguided.
28th Oct '16 7:49:13 AM Perseus
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** The BigBad of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]'' [[spoiler:until the linked game, where the witches Twinrova reveal themselves to be behind it all,]] is the Sorceress of Shadows, Veran.
13th Sep '16 3:57:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Haazheel Thorn is an archmage who leads a ReligionOfEvil, though his priests (or at least, the one with magical powers) qualify too.

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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Haazheel Thorn is an archmage who leads a ReligionOfEvil, though his priests (or at least, the one ones with magical powers) qualify too.
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