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17th Jan '18 7:14:26 PM jormis29
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** Turles ([[Anime/DragonballZTheTreeOfMight movie 3]]), Lord Slug (movie 4), and Bojack ([[Anime/DragonBallZBojackUnbound movie 9]]) all have no motivation other than "I'm a {{Space Pirate|s}}, and I want to TakeOverTheWorld because I'm evil." Their backstories are paper-thin, and very little about them is explained. Bojack in particular has no reason given for why he's stronger than [[PhysicalGod a Super Saiyan]]. Turles and his crew were at least given some extra backstory via AllThereInTheManual (he's a truant Frieza Force soldier, apparently) but Slug and Bojack (the latter of whom really ''should'' have more depth to him, given that he was a threat so great once that the Kais had to unite to make him a SealedEvilInACan, something they didn't even do for Frieza) remain ciphers.

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** Turles ([[Anime/DragonballZTheTreeOfMight movie 3]]), Lord Slug (movie 4), ([[Anime/DragonBallZLordSlug movie 4]]), and Bojack ([[Anime/DragonBallZBojackUnbound movie 9]]) all have no motivation other than "I'm a {{Space Pirate|s}}, and I want to TakeOverTheWorld because I'm evil." Their backstories are paper-thin, and very little about them is explained. Bojack in particular has no reason given for why he's stronger than [[PhysicalGod a Super Saiyan]]. Turles and his crew were at least given some extra backstory via AllThereInTheManual (he's a truant Frieza Force soldier, apparently) but Slug and Bojack (the latter of whom really ''should'' have more depth to him, given that he was a threat so great once that the Kais had to unite to make him a SealedEvilInACan, something they didn't even do for Frieza) remain ciphers.
6th Jan '18 11:13:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The killer [[spoiler:Mr William Afton]] from ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. was one for a long time, as he was largely The Ghost, and even when he did appear, he didn't speak or show any significant characterization. Sisters Location and Pizzeria Simulator finally avert this by having him speak and delving into who he is. It was fully averted in the novels though, where he's given more focus.

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* The killer [[spoiler:Mr William Afton]] from ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. was one for a long time, as he was largely The Ghost, TheGhost, and even when he did appear, he didn't speak or show any significant characterization. Sisters Location and Pizzeria Simulator finally avert this by having him speak and delving into who he is. It was fully averted in the novels though, where he's given more focus.
6th Jan '18 3:44:21 AM miraculous
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* ''Film/{{Bright}}'': Leilah and the rest of her Dark Elves are never given any motivation for wanting to resurrect the Dark Lord by acquiring the Magic Wand and by so doing destroy the world, other than simply being renegades with bad intentions. She barely talks, and is really more of a [[ImplacableMan direct physical threat]] to push the action-packed plot forward.
1st Jan '18 2:23:57 PM miraculous
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* The killer [[spoiler:Mr.Afton]] from ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. We know very little about him. We know that he murdered the children and created the animatronics, and he had a daughter, but that's it. He rarely appears in person, and we only hear him speak once. He combines this with TheSpook. Averted in the novels though, where he's given more focus.

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* The killer [[spoiler:Mr.[[spoiler:Mr William Afton]] from ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys''. We know very little about him. We know that was one for a long time, as he murdered the children was largely The Ghost, and created the animatronics, even when he did appear, he didn't speak or show any significant characterization. Sisters Location and he had a daughter, but that's it. He rarely appears in person, and we only hear Pizzeria Simulator finally avert this by having him speak once. He combines this with TheSpook. Averted and delving into who he is. It was fully averted in the novels though, where he's given more focus.
1st Jan '18 3:34:52 AM MBG159
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Most [[BossBattle bosses]] a player comes across in a video game are likely to be this, as they exist more as obstacles to the player than real characters.

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Most [[BossBattle bosses]] a player comes across in a video game are likely to be this, as they exist more as obstacles to the player than real characters.
characters. {{Bonus Boss}}es are especially susceptible, as them getting buildup aside from being a major challenge might result in vital story being wasted building up a fight many players will never even bother with.
29th Dec '17 6:16:46 PM Vampireandthen
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Please be aware that this trope tends to get tossed around a lot, and any villain which doesn't have the clearest motivation established will often be accused of being one, even if they don't meet the other criteria. So, be careful when deciding who counts.
28th Dec '17 1:04:41 PM miraculous
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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'', despite its main premise being about discovering {{Serial Killer}}s' {{Freudian Excuse}}s, never reveals the motive(s) of [[CreepyMortician the]] [[EvilOldFolks Roycewood]] [[TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether family]] in Season 5's "Mosley Lane". The most we do know about them is that they've spent over a decade utilizing their mortuary business to elaborately abduct, abuse, and murder countless children -- only sparing the very first one because they need an extra accomplice in their crimes -- and [[spoiler:they're both killed off in different fitting ways by the episode's conclusion]].
27th Dec '17 9:31:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Bright}}'': Leilah and the rest of her Dark Elves are never given any motivation for wanting to resurrect the Dark Lord by aquiring the Magic Wand and by so doing destroy the world, other than simply being renegades with bad intentions. She barely talks, and is really more of a [[ImplacableMan direct physical threat]] to push the action-packed plot forward.

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* ''Film/{{Bright}}'': Leilah and the rest of her Dark Elves are never given any motivation for wanting to resurrect the Dark Lord by aquiring acquiring the Magic Wand and by so doing destroy the world, other than simply being renegades with bad intentions. She barely talks, and is really more of a [[ImplacableMan direct physical threat]] to push the action-packed plot forward.
27th Dec '17 9:30:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Bright}}'': Leilah and the rest of her Dark Elves are never given any motivation for wanting to resurrect the Dark Lord by aquiring the Magic Wand and by so doing destroy the world, other than simply being renegades with bad intentions. She barely talks, and is really more of a [[ImplacableMan direct physical threat]] to push the action-packed plot forward.
27th Dec '17 3:57:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** Surtur in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' has no real motivation or characterization besides boasting about his purported destiny to destroy Asgard, something that he has no apparent reason for wanting to do aside from it being his destiny. This is entirely accurate to the original myths, as mentioned below. He's something of a parody of this trope, as Thor actively makes fun of his claims and makes no attempt to take him seriously. [[spoiler:Surprisingly, he ends up being a major plot device later on, as destroying Asgard turns out to be necessary to defeat the ''actual'' main villain.]]

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** * Surtur in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' has no real motivation or characterization besides boasting about his purported destiny to destroy Asgard, something that he has no apparent reason for wanting to do aside from it being his destiny. This is entirely accurate to the original myths, as mentioned below. He's something of a parody of this trope, as Thor actively makes fun of his claims and makes no attempt to take him seriously. [[spoiler:Surprisingly, he ends up being a major plot device later on, as destroying Asgard turns out to be necessary to defeat the ''actual'' main villain.]]
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