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22nd Nov '16 4:55:43 PM foxley
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* ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes: In ''Adventure Comics'' #314, a villain called Alaktor recruits history's three greatest villains (UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler), and ... John Dillinger to take on the Legion. Apparently Alaktor considers bank robbery to be equal to mass genocide.
* In ''All-Select Comics'' #7, the sorcerer Terdu summons a group of villains from the past, whom he dubs the 'Men of Evil', to battle ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and Bucky. The Men of Evil were Captain Kidd, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, Frank and UsefulNotes/JesseJames, Literature/Bluebeard, Gyp-the-Blood, and three gangsters (names unrevealed) who had died in the electric chair decades earlier.

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* ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes: In ''Adventure Comics'' #314, a villain called Alaktor recruits history's three greatest villains (UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler), UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, and ... John Dillinger Dillinger) to take on the Legion. Apparently Alaktor considers bank robbery to be equal to mass genocide.
* In ''All-Select Comics'' #7, the sorcerer Terdu summons a group of villains from the past, whom he dubs the 'Men of Evil', to battle ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and Bucky. The Men of Evil were Captain Kidd, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, Frank and UsefulNotes/JesseJames, Literature/Bluebeard, Literature/{{Bluebeard}}, Gyp-the-Blood, and three gangsters (names unrevealed) who had died in the electric chair decades earlier.
18th Oct '16 12:49:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the 1960s ''{{Spider-Man}}'' series, a villain from an earlier episode, the Waxmaster Parafino, makes Wax Robots (?) of 'History's Greatest Villains. UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, UsefulNotes/JesseJames and 'the Executioner of Paris' (?) are used, though waxworks of a masked man with a dagger, and a rich-looking man are seen.

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* In the 1960s ''{{Spider-Man}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967'' series, a villain from an earlier episode, the Waxmaster Parafino, makes Wax Robots (?) of 'History's Greatest Villains. UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, UsefulNotes/JesseJames and 'the Executioner of Paris' (?) are used, though waxworks of a masked man with a dagger, and a rich-looking man are seen.



** One ''Treehouse of Horror'' had UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid leading a gang of historical villains, including the most evil German in history � Kaiser Wilhelm II!

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** One ''Treehouse of Horror'' had UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid leading a gang of historical villains, including the most evil German in history -- Kaiser Wilhelm II!



* The "House of Villains" episode of Disney's ''HouseOfMouse'' could be considered this in-universe, since many of the Disney villains are either dead or presumed dead in their own continuities - unless, of course, you buy the AnimatedActors hypothesis.

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* The "House of Villains" episode of Disney's ''HouseOfMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' could be considered this in-universe, since many of the Disney villains are either dead or presumed dead in their own continuities - unless, of course, you buy the AnimatedActors hypothesis.
18th Oct '16 12:47:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'' - The fictional Kahmenrah forms an "Axis of Evil" with Ivan the Terrible, Napoléon Bonaparte, and Al Capone, while also rejecting [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] and [[Series/SesameStreet Oscar the Grouch]].

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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'' - The fictional Kahmenrah forms an "Axis of Evil" with Ivan the Terrible, Napoléon Bonaparte, and Al Capone, while also rejecting [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] and [[Series/SesameStreet Oscar the Grouch]].



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* Possibly the oldest example is in ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' as Odysseus goes to the Underworld and sees mythological villains being punished for their crimes, like the trickster Sisyphus, the husband-murdering daughters of Danaë, and the cannibalistic Tantalus.
* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' has a much larger number in the Inferno section, some known to us only through the poem. Oddly, it also includes some scattered mythological villains, like Antaeus.
* ''Return to Groosham Grange'' has the waxworks of Hitler, a French Revolutionary and others brought to life from Madame Tussaud.

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* Possibly the oldest example is in ''Literature/TheOdyssey'' as Odysseus goes to the Underworld and sees mythological villains being punished for their crimes, like the trickster Sisyphus, the husband-murdering daughters of Danaë, and the cannibalistic Tantalus.
* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' has a much larger number in the Inferno section, some known to us only through the poem. Oddly, it also includes some scattered mythological villains, like Antaeus.
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* ''Return to Groosham Grange'' has the waxworks of Hitler, a French Revolutionary and others brought to life from Madame Tussaud.

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** One ''Treehouse of Horror'' had UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid leading a gang of historical villains, including the most evil German in history Kaiser Wilhelm II!
** An earlier Halloween episode had Satan [[PlayingAgainstType (Flanders)]] put Homer on trial before his "Jury of the Damned": Benedict Arnold, Lizzie Borden, Richard Nixon [[note]] who, ironically, at the time [[FunnyAneurysmMoment would not die until several months later]] [[/note], John Wilkes Booth, Blackbeard, John Dillinger...and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the starting lineup of the 1976 Philadelphia Fliers]].

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** One ''Treehouse of Horror'' had UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid leading a gang of historical villains, including the most evil German in history Kaiser Wilhelm II!
** An earlier Halloween episode had Satan [[PlayingAgainstType (Flanders)]] put Homer on trial before his "Jury of the Damned": Benedict Arnold, Lizzie Borden, Richard Nixon [[note]] who, ironically, at the time [[FunnyAneurysmMoment would not die until several months later]] [[/note], John Wilkes Booth, Blackbeard, John Dillinger...and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the starting lineup of the 1976 Philadelphia Fliers]].


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7th Mar '16 4:46:42 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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* ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes: In ''Adventure Comics'' #314, a villain called Alaktor recruits history's three greatest villains (UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, John Dillinger and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler) to take on the Legion.

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* ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes: In ''Adventure Comics'' #314, a villain called Alaktor recruits history's three greatest villains (UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler), and ... John Dillinger and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler) to take on the Legion.Legion. Apparently Alaktor considers bank robbery to be equal to mass genocide.
4th Mar '16 5:03:04 AM Bissek
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* * In ''Knight and Squire'' #3, UsefulNotes/RichardIII is resurrected and he proceeds to resurrect England's other 'bad' kings: [[TheHouseOfNormandy William II]], [[UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland John]], [[UsefulNotes/EdwardTheFirst Edward I]], and UsefulNotes/CharlesI. The monarchs are granted genetically enhanced superpowers and each leads a criminal army to take over a different part of the UK.

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* * In ''Knight and Squire'' #3, UsefulNotes/RichardIII is resurrected and he proceeds to resurrect England's other 'bad' kings: [[TheHouseOfNormandy William II]], [[UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland John]], [[UsefulNotes/EdwardTheFirst Edward I]], and UsefulNotes/CharlesI. The monarchs are granted genetically enhanced superpowers and each leads a criminal army to take over a different part of the UK.
* One time ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' faced a crime wave committed by famous criminals out of history and literature. The ultimate culprit turned out to be the manager of a museum full of animatronics - the museum was going under, so he sent out the exhibits of criminals to bring in money for him. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to reprogram them to commit crimes other than what they historically did (A graverobber would only rob graves, etc), so his crimes weren't paying even before Dredd caught up with him.
10th Feb '16 9:03:46 PM 10-13-2
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Should not be confused with criminal organizations that really have survived throughout much of history, such as various incarnations of TheMafia.
10th Feb '16 9:01:51 PM 10-13-2
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': One ''Treehouse of Horror'' had UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid leading a gang of historical villains, including the most evil German in history Kaiser Wilhelm II!

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One ''Treehouse of Horror'' had UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid leading a gang of historical villains, including the most evil German in history Kaiser Wilhelm II! II!
** An earlier Halloween episode had Satan [[PlayingAgainstType (Flanders)]] put Homer on trial before his "Jury of the Damned": Benedict Arnold, Lizzie Borden, Richard Nixon [[note]] who, ironically, at the time [[FunnyAneurysmMoment would not die until several months later]] [[/note], John Wilkes Booth, Blackbeard, John Dillinger...and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the starting lineup of the 1976 Philadelphia Fliers]].
10th Feb '16 8:55:43 PM 10-13-2
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* The "House of Villains" episode of Disney's ''HouseOfMouse'' could be considered this in-universe, since many of the Disney villains are either dead or presumed dead in their own continuities - unless, of course, you buy the AnimatedActors hypothesis.
16th Dec '15 12:05:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' - The fictional Kahmenrah forms an "Axis of Evil" with Ivan the Terrible, Napoléon Bonaparte, and Al Capone, while also rejecting [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] and [[Series/SesameStreet Oscar the Grouch]].

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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'' - The fictional Kahmenrah forms an "Axis of Evil" with Ivan the Terrible, Napoléon Bonaparte, and Al Capone, while also rejecting [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] and [[Series/SesameStreet Oscar the Grouch]].
27th Nov '15 3:10:36 AM Nohbody
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* There is a comic by the Finnish comic artist Petri Hiltunen where a man brings a supply of weaponry to a group of outlaws who turn out to be the immortal revenants of various historical villains. Their leader plans to kill the man instead of paying, but the man tells him that's not going to work because he is Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus, and thus also immortal. As the man is leaving, one of the revenants runs up to his leader to inform him that the man was lying. How does he know? [[BecauseImJonesy Because ''he'' is Judas Iscariot]].

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* There is a comic by the Finnish comic artist Petri Hiltunen where a man brings a supply of weaponry to a group of outlaws who turn out to be the immortal revenants of various historical villains. Their leader plans to kill the man instead of paying, but the man tells him that's not going to work because he is Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus, and thus also immortal. As the man is leaving, one of the revenants runs up to his leader to inform him that the man was lying. How does he know? [[BecauseImJonesy Because ''he'' [[ConfrontingYourImposter Because]] ''[[ConfrontingYourImposter he]]'' [[ConfrontingYourImposter is Judas Iscariot]].
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