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6th Apr '16 6:51:18 AM LondonKdS
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When a villain who was previously Harmless or Ineffectually Sympathetic levels up or morally decays and becomes genuinely dangerous; or when the villain was never actually harmless to begin with.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When a villain who was previously Harmless or Ineffectually Sympathetic levels up or morally decays and becomes genuinely dangerous; or when the villain was never actually harmless to begin with.with but the audience [[BaitTheDog was misled]] about them.
31st Mar '16 11:10:55 PM superboy313
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When a villain who was previously Harmless or Ineffectually Sympathetic levels up or morally decays and becomes genuinely dangerous.

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When a villain who was previously Harmless or Ineffectually Sympathetic levels up or morally decays and becomes genuinely dangerous.dangerous; or when the villain was never actually harmless to begin with.



* CompleteMonster: Instead of [[PokeThePoodle being a total goofball]], the villain commits [[MoralEventHorizon terrible acts]] that leaves everyone shocked and appalled. A Harmless Villain will often [[EvenEvilHasStandards react with horror]] by the evil deeds of a Complete Monster.

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* CompleteMonster: Instead of [[PokeThePoodle being a total goofball]], the villain commits [[MoralEventHorizon terrible acts]] that leaves everyone shocked and appalled. A Harmless Villain will often [[EvenEvilHasStandards react with horror]] by the evil deeds of a Complete Monster.
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17th Mar '16 2:18:41 AM superboy313
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* InvincibleVillain: When a villain is virtually unstoppable and manhandles the heroes on a regular basis.
12th Dec '15 4:44:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BurntFaceMan'' series has got Taps Man, who erodes metal over a period of time, Have A Nice Day Man, who wishes everyone a great day, and Detergent Man, who washes clothes deliberately on the wrong settings. There are many others.

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* ''BurntFaceMan'' ''WebAnimation/BurntFaceMan'' series has got Taps Man, who erodes metal over a period of time, Have A Nice Day Man, who wishes everyone a great day, and Detergent Man, who washes clothes deliberately on the wrong settings. There are many others.
21st Nov '15 7:59:25 PM superboy313
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* KnightOfCerebus: The introduction of a genuinely-dangerous villain to a show marks a general ToneShift in a more serious direction.
* CompleteMonster: Instead of [[PokeThePoodle being a total goofball]], the villain commits [[MoralEventHorizon terrible acts]] that leaves everyone shocked and appalled. A Harmless Villain will often [[EvenEvilHasStandards react with horror]] by the atrocities of a Complete Monster.

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* KnightOfCerebus: The introduction of a genuinely-dangerous genuinely dangerous villain to a show marks a general ToneShift in a more serious direction.
* CompleteMonster: Instead of [[PokeThePoodle being a total goofball]], the villain commits [[MoralEventHorizon terrible acts]] that leaves everyone shocked and appalled. A Harmless Villain will often [[EvenEvilHasStandards react with horror]] by the atrocities of a Complete Monster.
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* CompleteMonster: Instead of [[PokeThePoodle being a total goofball]], the villain commits [[MoralEventHorizon terrible acts]] that leaves everyone shocked and appalled. A Harmless Villain will often [[EvenEvilHasStandards react with horror]] by the evil deeds of a Complete Monster.
21st Nov '15 7:58:20 PM superboy313
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Compare and contrast the following tropes:

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Compare and contrast the following tropes:
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* KnightOfCerebus: The introduction of a genuinely-dangerous villain to a show marks a general ToneShift in a more serious direction.



* KnightOfCerebus: The introduction of a genuinely-dangerous villain to a show marks a general ToneShift in a more serious direction.
18th Nov '15 2:43:47 PM LondonKdS
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* VileVillainSaccharineShow, which is when a genuinely nasty and dangerous villain appears in a work whose tone would lead you to expect this trope.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow, which is when a VileVillainSaccharineShow: A genuinely nasty and dangerous villain appears in a work whose tone would lead you to expect this trope.
18th Nov '15 3:04:33 AM LondonKdS
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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: When a villain has genuinely malicious intentions but never manages to do anything nasty because of their incompetence or because the hero is so overwhelmingly superior to them. A good example of the differences between a Harmless and an IneffectualSympatheticVillain is this: An IneffectualSympatheticVillain will plan and try to shoot and kill you [[TooDumbToLive but he will likely forget his weapon at home ]]. A HarmlessVillain will plan and try to shoot you... [[PokeThePoodle with a water pistol]]. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous And gloat about it.]]

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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: When a villain has genuinely malicious intentions but never manages to do anything nasty because of their incompetence or because the hero is so overwhelmingly superior to them. A good example of the differences between a Harmless and an IneffectualSympatheticVillain is this: An IneffectualSympatheticVillain will plan and try to shoot and kill you [[TooDumbToLive but he will likely forget accidentally leave his weapon at home ]]. A HarmlessVillain will plan and try to shoot you... [[PokeThePoodle with a water pistol]]. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous And gloat about it.]]



* KnightOfCerebus: When a villain is NOT portrayed as harmless and is a serious threat to the heroes.




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Also see VileVillainSaccharineShow, which is when a genuinely nasty and dangerous villain appears in a work whose tone would lead you to expect this trope. Polar opposite of the HeroKiller.

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\nAlso see * KnightOfCerebus: The introduction of a genuinely-dangerous villain to a show marks a general ToneShift in a more serious direction.
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VileVillainSaccharineShow, which is when a genuinely nasty and dangerous villain appears in a work whose tone would lead you to expect this trope. Polar opposite of the HeroKiller.trope.
13th Nov '15 8:58:58 PM superboy313
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* KnightOfCerebus: When a villain is not portrayed as harmless and is a serious threat to the heroes.

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* KnightOfCerebus: When a villain is not NOT portrayed as harmless and is a serious threat to the heroes.
13th Nov '15 8:56:01 PM superboy313
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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: When a villain has genuinely malicious intentions but never manages to do anything nasty because of their incompetence or because the hero is so overwhelmingly superior to them. A good example of the differences between a Harmless and an IneffectualSympatheticVillain is this: An IneffectualSympatheticVillain will plan and try to shoot and kill you [[TooDumbToLive but he will likely forget his weapon at home ]]. A HarmlessVillain will plan and try to shoot you... [[PokeThePoodle with a water pistol]].[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous And gloat about it.]]

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* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: When a villain has genuinely malicious intentions but never manages to do anything nasty because of their incompetence or because the hero is so overwhelmingly superior to them. A good example of the differences between a Harmless and an IneffectualSympatheticVillain is this: An IneffectualSympatheticVillain will plan and try to shoot and kill you [[TooDumbToLive but he will likely forget his weapon at home ]]. A HarmlessVillain will plan and try to shoot you... [[PokeThePoodle with a water pistol]]. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous And gloat about it.]]



* CompleteMonster: Instead of preforming [[PokeThePoodle laughably minor evil acts]], the villain commits [[MoralEventHorizon morally disgusting acts]] that leaves everyone shocked and appalled. A Harmless Villain would often be [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrified by the evil deeds]] of a Complete Monster.

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* CompleteMonster: Instead of preforming [[PokeThePoodle laughably minor evil acts]], being a total goofball]], the villain commits [[MoralEventHorizon morally disgusting terrible acts]] that leaves everyone shocked and appalled. A Harmless Villain would will often be [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrified react with horror]] by the evil deeds]] atrocities of a Complete Monster.
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