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21st Jun '16 10:49:07 PM Monsund
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* Grima from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. He's a close expy of a villain from an older Fire Emblem, has no motive or personality besides causing the apocalypse ForTheEvulz, and his only bit of background [[VoodooShark raises more questions]]. For comparison, the villains of the NES Fire Emblem games were more developed.

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* Grima from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening.'' He's a close expy of a villain from an older Fire Emblem, has no motive or personality besides causing the apocalypse ForTheEvulz, and his only bit of background [[VoodooShark raises more questions]]. For comparison, the villains of the NES Fire Emblem games were more developed.
21st Jun '16 10:42:25 PM Monsund
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* Grima from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. He's a close expy of a villain from an older Fire Emblem, has no motive or personality besides causing the apocalypse ForTheEvulz and {{Revenge}} on Naga and her chosen for stopping him the first time, and his only bit of background [[VoodooShark raises more questions]]. For comparison, the villains of the NES Fire Emblem games were more developed. [[TropesAreNotBad That said, he doesn't NEED motivation to be absolutely terrifying]] as what he's already done in the BadFuture and what he does in the present timeline [[spoiler:as the [[FutureMeScaresMe possessed-future]] [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]]]] more than warrants the characters caring about what he's doing rather than why.

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* Grima from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. He's a close expy of a villain from an older Fire Emblem, has no motive or personality besides causing the apocalypse ForTheEvulz and {{Revenge}} on Naga and her chosen for stopping him the first time, ForTheEvulz, and his only bit of background [[VoodooShark raises more questions]]. For comparison, the villains of the NES Fire Emblem games were more developed. [[TropesAreNotBad That said, he doesn't NEED motivation to be absolutely terrifying]] as what he's already done in the BadFuture and what he does in the present timeline [[spoiler:as the [[FutureMeScaresMe possessed-future]] [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]]]] more than warrants the characters caring about what he's doing rather than why.
20th Jun '16 2:41:04 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Speaking of Fox Superhero movies, the titular character from ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' goal in that movie is to destroy the world for...reasons.
9th Jun '16 4:22:49 AM KINGOFCHEESE
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* Speaking of Fox Superhero movies, the titular character from ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' goal in that movie is to destroy the world for...reasons.
8th Jun '16 8:24:35 AM AnotherGuy
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** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' has Lex Luthor bringing Doomsday to life because he figured this "Kryptonian abomination" could defeat Superman - "If man won't kill God, the Devil will do it!". And all the beast does is try to destroy anything in his path, providing an excuse for Supes, Batman and Comicbook/WonderWoman to join forces.

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** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' has Lex Luthor bringing Doomsday to life because he figured this "Kryptonian abomination" could defeat Superman - "If man won't kill God, the Devil will do it!". And all the beast does is try to destroy anything in his path, providing an excuse for Supes, Batman and Comicbook/WonderWoman to join forces.[[note]]No one knows why Luthor would create a creature that will kill everyone on Earth.[[/note]]
8th Jun '16 8:23:34 AM AnotherGuy
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* Doomsday, whose sole reason for being was the eponymous event in ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman''. While previous Franchise/{{Superman}} villains were usually really smart guys or evil robots or alien warlords or [[BrainsEvilBrawnGood some other intelligent type to contrast Supes' superstrength]] (along with the rest of his SuperpowerLottery), Doomsday was just raw unstoppable rage on wheels with no agenda outside destruction and couldn't be reasoned with. Most of his depth comes from the back story in later comics; Doomsday was established as a "guinea pig" that became both {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le through [[AdaptiveAbility adapting to withstand what defeated him]] and [[EnemyToAllLivingThings bloodthirsty]] for [[FreudianExcuse dying so many times to get that]]. In essence Doomsday is just a primitive, animalistic being - something which does not leave much space for personality.

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* Doomsday, whose sole reason for being was the eponymous event in ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman''. While previous Franchise/{{Superman}} villains were usually really smart guys or evil robots or alien warlords or [[BrainsEvilBrawnGood some other intelligent type to contrast Supes' superstrength]] (along with the rest of his SuperpowerLottery), Doomsday was just raw unstoppable rage on wheels with no agenda outside destruction and couldn't be reasoned with. Most of his depth comes from the back story in later comics; Doomsday was established as a "guinea pig" that became both {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le through [[AdaptiveAbility adapting to withstand what defeated him]] and [[EnemyToAllLivingThings bloodthirsty]] for [[FreudianExcuse dying so many times to get that]]. In essence Doomsday is just a primitive, animalistic being - something which does not leave much space for personality. (In fact, the moment he gained a personality, he also inherited fear, which allowed Superman to defeat him almost effortlessly.)
8th Jun '16 12:29:14 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', which opted to balance out the mindless animal aspects of Doomsday by making him a SuperpoweredEvilSide rather than a standalone character. While this opened up some new storytelling avenues and made him deeper than his usual plot device threat, it appears to have been seen by the fandom as a form of MenaceDecay and the idea has not been revisited, with later depictions (like the one below) sticking firmly to Doomsday's "[[GenericDoomsdayVillain roots]]", such as they are, instead.

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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', which opted to balance out the mindless animal aspects of Doomsday by making him a SuperpoweredEvilSide rather than a standalone character. While this opened up some new storytelling avenues and made him deeper than his usual plot device threat, it appears to have been seen by the fandom as a form of MenaceDecay and the idea has not been revisited, with later depictions (like the one below) sticking firmly to Doomsday's "[[GenericDoomsdayVillain roots]]", "roots", such as they are, instead.
7th Jun '16 12:49:59 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' reveals that the reasonably interesting villain Golbez is actually being possessed by Zemus, a space wizard from the Moon who wants to destroy the world. Then he transforms into Zeromus, who has no motivation at all beyond wanting to destroy all existence.
7th Jun '16 12:46:05 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Emperor Metaus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' had a relatively more active presence in the narrative, but had basically no motive beyond commanding TheEmpire and very little personality. ''Dissidia'' would end up reinterpreting the character as an intelligent MagnificentBastard and [[EnsembleDarkhorse the character has gained a considerable fanbase]].



** The most well known version is Kefka from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' who manages to ACTUALLY be terrifying for a Generic Doomsday Villain if only because he shows just how insane and morally depraved a well written version of this trope can be.
7th Jun '16 12:29:40 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* While even the most generic [[SlasherMovie slasher movies]] give an explanation for their killers' motives to murder people, ''Final Exam'' has none of that. The killer in that film is just some guy with a knife who slaughters high school students. He doesn't even have a name.

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* While even the most generic [[SlasherMovie slasher movies]] give an explanation for their killers' motives to murder people, ''Final Exam'' ''Film/FinalExam'' has none of that. The killer in that film is just some guy with a knife who slaughters high school college students. He doesn't even have a name.
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