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10th Nov '17 7:08:44 PM AnotherEpicFail
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** [[Literature/SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] deliberately remains completely calm throughout his battle as part of his attempt to [[BreakThemByTalking break]] UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper [[BreakThemByTalking by talking.]] He almost drops the act when Jack points out he's a fictional character, but manages to compose himself before it's time for his verse.

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** [[Literature/SilenceOfTheLambs [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] deliberately remains completely calm throughout his battle as part of his attempt to [[BreakThemByTalking break]] UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper [[BreakThemByTalking by talking.]] He almost drops the act when Jack points out he's a fictional character, but manages to compose himself before it's time for his verse.
15th Oct '17 11:12:14 PM Loekman3
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'':

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged'':''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
14th Oct '17 5:30:57 PM Jake18
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** James Gordon Jr. is a very well-mannered and thought-to-be-rehabilitated psychopath. Is also a very recent villain.

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** James Gordon Jr. is a very well-mannered and thought-to-be-rehabilitated psychopath. Is He's also a very recent villain.
3rd Oct '17 10:53:30 AM Malady
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* Alaster Wight of {{Suppression}} treats everyone as his best buddy despite being a self proclaimed "sadistic badass bastard". He's got a smile that's equal parts [[CheshireCatGrin Chesire]] and [[SlasherSmile Slasher]].

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* Alaster Wight of {{Suppression}} |''Webcomic/{{Suppression}}'' treats everyone as his best buddy despite being a self proclaimed "sadistic badass bastard". He's got a smile that's equal parts [[CheshireCatGrin Chesire]] and [[SlasherSmile Slasher]].
25th Sep '17 6:22:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Death, an undead executioner from another world, has a habit of happily greeting his victims before squeezing the life out of them.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': Judge Death, an undead executioner from another world, has a habit of happily greeting his victims before squeezing the life out of them. He's also a lot more prone to bits of dark humor and {{Pre Mortem One Liner}}s than his three associates.
24th Aug '17 2:09:40 AM Silverblade2
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* The evil wizard Faden from ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'', like [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Mister J]], is in the evil game as much for the lulz as anything else.

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* The evil wizard Faden from ''Webcomic/{{Exiern}}'', like [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Mister J]], is in the evil game as much for the lulz as anything else.
6th Jun '17 7:21:32 PM nombretomado
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* Mimeo of the WhateleyUniverse. He cheerfully chats with another super, while really setting the guy up to be hunted forever by Mafia hitmen.

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* Mimeo of the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. He cheerfully chats with another super, while really setting the guy up to be hunted forever by Mafia hitmen.
6th Jun '17 8:02:14 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** [[spoiler:[[Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]]]] opens his verse with [[spoiler:"[[ShoutOut I'm sorry, Bill. I can't let you do that.]]"]] but clearly isn't actually apologetic in the slightest.

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** [[spoiler:[[Film/TwoThousandAndOneASpaceOdyssey [[spoiler:[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL 9000]]]] opens his verse with [[spoiler:"[[ShoutOut I'm sorry, Bill. I can't let you do that.]]"]] but clearly isn't actually apologetic in the slightest.
6th Jun '17 7:59:19 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has [[SatanicArchetype MissingNo]], who almost always speaks to Ash in a genial tone, but it's very clear that it considers him to be little more than a plaything to torment.

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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has [[SatanicArchetype MissingNo]], who almost always speaks to Ash in a genial tone, but it's very clear that it considers him to be little more than a plaything to torment. Furthermore, while it talks about the horrible things it did to Ash's friends as though it were doing them favors, its disappointment at May not suffering a tragedy shows that it only really cares about hurting them.
27th May '17 2:55:18 AM Tehrannotaur
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Do not confuse with LaughablyEvil, which is a villain who is funny rather than polite. While many Faux Affably Evil villains are also LaughablyEvil, many other villains are one but not the other. Compare and contrast AffablyEvil (whose niceness is sincere) and this Trope's [[OppositeTropes opposite]], NobleDemon (whose demeanor is evil in contrast to their actions). ForTheEvulz is a common motivation, though using this trope as a form of ObfuscatingStupidity is also possible. Also see its (possibly) [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] counterpart BitchInSheepsClothing, where a {{Jerkass}} at the best of times, is hiding behind a NiceGuy facade in order to trick people and doesn't necessarily keep it after showing his real face, and StepfordSmiler, when a miserable and/or mentally unstable person is hiding behind a cheery and sweet facade. May also overlap with SoftSpokenSadist, SugaryMalice. Contrast with GoodIsNotNice, which is a good character that just isn't polite. Not to be confused with WickedCultured where a cultured façade hides unpleasant behavior.

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Do not confuse with LaughablyEvil, which is a villain who is funny rather than polite. While many Faux Affably Evil villains are also LaughablyEvil, many other villains are one but not the other. Compare and contrast AffablyEvil (whose niceness is sincere) and this Trope's [[OppositeTropes opposite]], NobleDemon (whose demeanor is evil in contrast to their actions). ForTheEvulz is a common motivation, though using this trope as a form of ObfuscatingStupidity is also possible. Also see its (possibly) [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] counterpart BitchInSheepsClothing, where a {{Jerkass}} at the best of times, is hiding behind a NiceGuy facade in order to trick people and doesn't necessarily keep it after showing his real face, and StepfordSmiler, when a miserable and/or mentally unstable person is hiding behind a cheery and sweet facade. May also overlap with SoftSpokenSadist, SugaryMalice. Contrast with GoodIsNotNice, which is a good character that just isn't polite. Not to be confused with WickedCultured where a cultured façade hides unpleasant behavior.
behavior. This trope is also one of the defining traits of a [[TheSociopath sociopath]].
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