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30th Apr '16 11:34:27 AM Peridonyx
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic "''Tales of the Oppressed''" (by [=Terran34=]), [[BigBad King Sombra]] may be a PhysicalGod who can stand up to multiple Alicorn-tier characters, but he's still reasonably fallible in the end. However, the same can't really be said for one of his generals, [[UnSorcerer Silent Shatter]], who repeatedly gets the best of multiple protagonists and just pulls a VillainExitStageLeft whenever he gets caught off-guard. Being able to negate all direct magical attacks makes him bad enough, but being able to both break through others' magical defenses with little-to-no effort and constantly pull off {{Nonchalant Dodge}}s is just pushing it. Furthermore, even after specific training on how to work around an Earth Pony's physical advantages, [[TheHero Seth]] [[TokenHuman Rogers]] '''''still''''' can barely even touch, let alone hurt, Shatter. [[spoiler:In the end, Applejack has to resort to a [[AssPull sudden]] MyNameIsInigoMontoya in order to catch him off-guard just long enough for a HumiliationConga and subsequent death.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic "''Tales ''Tales of the Oppressed''" Oppressed'' (by [=Terran34=]), [[BigBad King Sombra]] may be a PhysicalGod who can stand up to multiple Alicorn-tier characters, but he's still reasonably fallible in the end. However, the same can't really be said for one of his generals, [[UnSorcerer Silent Shatter]], who repeatedly gets the best of multiple protagonists and just pulls a VillainExitStageLeft whenever he gets caught off-guard. Being able to negate all direct magical attacks makes him bad enough, but being able to both break through others' magical defenses with little-to-no effort and constantly pull off {{Nonchalant Dodge}}s is just pushing it. Furthermore, even after specific training on how to work around an Earth Pony's physical advantages, [[TheHero Seth]] [[TokenHuman Rogers]] '''''still''''' can barely even touch, let alone hurt, Shatter. [[spoiler:In the end, Applejack has to resort to a [[AssPull sudden]] MyNameIsInigoMontoya in order to catch him off-guard just long enough for a HumiliationConga and subsequent death.]]



* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' occasionally has some absurdly victorious killers, such as in the episodes "''North Mammon''" and "''Mr. Scratch''". In both episodes, the BAU can't even figure out their identities -- let alone track them down -- until after they've succeeded in their sprees, and they even get to GoOutWithASmile upon being arrested. In particular, Mr. Scratch's plan depended on {{Fantastic Drug}}s that don't actually exist in real life.
** On a larger scale, we have ArcVillain Frank Breitkopf from "''No Way Out''" and "''No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank''". He's unbreakably charming, he's CrazyPrepared, he keeps outwitting the BAU, his VillainousBreakdown is downplayed TranquilFury instead of satisfying outrage, [[spoiler:he's never actually punished (instead dying on his own terms), and his lasting influence even sends Gideon (the original BigGood, no less) over the DespairEventHorizon and causes him to leave the BAU forever.]]

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' occasionally has some absurdly victorious killers, such as in the episodes "''North Mammon''" "North Mammon" and "''Mr. Scratch''". "Mr. Scratch". In both episodes, the BAU can't even figure out their identities -- let alone track them down -- until after they've succeeded in their sprees, sprees anyway, and they even get to GoOutWithASmile upon being arrested. In particular, Mr. Scratch's plan depended on {{Fantastic Drug}}s that don't '''''don't actually exist in real life.
life'''''.
** On a larger scale, we have ArcVillain Frank Breitkopf from "''No "No Way Out''" Out" and "''No "No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank''".Frank". He's unbreakably charming, he's CrazyPrepared, he keeps outwitting the BAU, his VillainousBreakdown is downplayed TranquilFury instead of satisfying outrage, [[spoiler:he's never actually punished (instead dying on his own terms), and his lasting influence even sends Gideon (the original BigGood, no less) over the DespairEventHorizon and causes him to leave the BAU forever.]]
30th Apr '16 11:32:36 AM Peridonyx
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has Xehanort's many selves, all nigh-impossibly strong and smart, but [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Master Xehanort]] stands out for having the '''whole series''' {{Retcon}}ned for him '''repeatedly'''. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'' takes this UpToEleven by suddenly giving him TimeTravel magic and nigh-omniscience over all the past games -- even [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI "Ansem"]] and [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Xemnas]] get DemotedToDragon for him.]]

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has Xehanort's many selves, all nigh-impossibly strong and smart, but [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Master Xehanort]] stands out for having the '''whole series''' '''''whole series''''' {{Retcon}}ned for him '''repeatedly'''.'''''repeatedly'''''. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'' takes this UpToEleven by suddenly giving him TimeTravel magic and nigh-omniscience over all the past games -- even [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI "Ansem"]] and [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII Xemnas]] get DemotedToDragon for him.]]
30th Apr '16 11:30:18 AM Peridonyx
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** On a larger scale, we have ArcVillain Frank Breitkopf from "''No Way Out''" and "''No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank''". He's unbreakably charming, he's CrazyPrepared, he keeps outwitting the BAU, his VillainousBreakdown is downplayed TranquilFury instead of satisfying outrage, [[spoiler:he's never actually punished (instead dying on his own terms), and his lasting influence even sends Gideon (a major protagonist, no less) over the DespairEventHorizon and causes him to leave the BAU forever.]]

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** On a larger scale, we have ArcVillain Frank Breitkopf from "''No Way Out''" and "''No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank''". He's unbreakably charming, he's CrazyPrepared, he keeps outwitting the BAU, his VillainousBreakdown is downplayed TranquilFury instead of satisfying outrage, [[spoiler:he's never actually punished (instead dying on his own terms), and his lasting influence even sends Gideon (a major protagonist, (the original BigGood, no less) over the DespairEventHorizon and causes him to leave the BAU forever.]]
30th Apr '16 11:28:12 AM Peridonyx
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic "''Tales of the Oppressed''" (by [=Terran34=]), [[BigBad King Sombra]] may be a PhysicalGod who can stand up to multiple Alicorn-tier characters, but he's still reasonably fallible in the end. However, the same can't really be said for one of his generals, [[UnSorcerer Silent Shatter]], who repeatedly gets the best of multiple protagonists and just pulls a VillainExitStageLeft whenever he gets caught off-guard. Being able to negate all direct magical attacks makes him bad enough, but being able to both break through others' magical defenses with little-to-no effort and constantly pull off {{Nonchalant Dodge}}s is just pushing it. Furthermore, even after specific training on how to work around an Earth Pony's physical advantages, [[TheHero Seth]] [[TokenHuman Rogers]] '''still''' can barely even touch, let alone hurt, Shatter. [[spoiler:In the end, Applejack has to resort to a [[AssPull sudden]] MyNameIsInigoMontoya in order to catch him off-guard just long enough for a HumiliationConga and subsequent death.]]

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic "''Tales of the Oppressed''" (by [=Terran34=]), [[BigBad King Sombra]] may be a PhysicalGod who can stand up to multiple Alicorn-tier characters, but he's still reasonably fallible in the end. However, the same can't really be said for one of his generals, [[UnSorcerer Silent Shatter]], who repeatedly gets the best of multiple protagonists and just pulls a VillainExitStageLeft whenever he gets caught off-guard. Being able to negate all direct magical attacks makes him bad enough, but being able to both break through others' magical defenses with little-to-no effort and constantly pull off {{Nonchalant Dodge}}s is just pushing it. Furthermore, even after specific training on how to work around an Earth Pony's physical advantages, [[TheHero Seth]] [[TokenHuman Rogers]] '''still''' '''''still''''' can barely even touch, let alone hurt, Shatter. [[spoiler:In the end, Applejack has to resort to a [[AssPull sudden]] MyNameIsInigoMontoya in order to catch him off-guard just long enough for a HumiliationConga and subsequent death.]]
25th Apr '16 8:58:53 PM Ansongc2000
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** The zombies in the first three ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' are essentially a similar concept done right. Yes, they are universally hostile. Yes, they as as intelligent as they were before death. Yes, they're shown to be almost completely unkillable, save complete immolation (though in the first film doing this only allowed the trioxid to spread further). However, it helps that they're mostly comedic villains, and their hunger for brains prevents them from thinking rationally in most situations, allowing the highly [[Genre Savvy]] and resourceful protagonists to frequently (albeit temporarily) incapacitate them through various forms of dismemberment. And though they appear to win in the first film, this was mostly due to the military's blunders, and the sequel [[retcons]] this, and gives them a new weakness in electricity.
25th Apr '16 6:54:47 AM rafi
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* ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'':
** Emperor Gene in ''Anime/ZoidsGenesis'' is clearly ''trying'' to be a MagnificentBastard. However, his constant AGodAmI speeches while his [[TyrannosaurusRex BioTyranno]] effortlessly [[NoSell no-sells]] everything that comes their way get really old really fast, causing him to fall to this trope instead. Exacerbating the problem is the way that the heroes [[IdiotBall fight like idiots]] whenever he's around, [[MookChivalry attacking him one at a time and leaving themselves wide open in the process]].
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' drives the point home by having a scene (probably the longest in the game) where just about every playable character in ''Genesis'' tries to defeat Emperor Gene and gets crushed by their efforts, until [[KidHero Ruuji]] finally does the trick in his ''second'' try. Note the scene plays [[GameplayAndStorySegregation after you just kicked Gene's ass]].
* Naraku from ''Manga/InuYasha'' until the last battle. The BigBad for a manga series spawning ''558 chapters'', the handful of other villains that appeared were almost universally working for or with him with the exception of a few like the Thunder Brothers, the [[StarterVillain first enemies Inuyasha faces]], etc . The very few times he was defeated or killed was part of his plans and he eventually came back, and despite the heroes repeatedly finding new powers and new weapons, every time they fought Naraku he escaped and lived to fight another day. In the end, he ''did'' win, in that he got all the jewel shards and formed the completed Shikon Jewel, and if not for [[spoiler: Inuyasha's BigDamnHeroes moment with Kagome,]] he would have yet again successfully executed a plan that hinged on him dying or feigning death.

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* ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'':
** Emperor Gene in ''Anime/ZoidsGenesis''
Dinoponera from ''Arachnid'' is clearly ''trying'' certainly one. She appears, instantly frightens the big bad and begins curbstomping established characters.
* Yujiro Hanma from ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''. In the one anime fight where someone even lands a worthwhile attack (Doppo counters with several chest crushing punches), Yujiro simply stands up smiling as if he had an itch. To date, nothing has even given him cause
to be a MagnificentBastard. However, pause. Though several characters have evolved based on his constant AGodAmI speeches while his [[TyrannosaurusRex BioTyranno]] effortlessly [[NoSell no-sells]] everything that comes their way get really old really fast, almost unachievable status. Yujiro is so powerful, [[spoiler:even at the very end of the series he still hasn't been defeated. Baki, now the second strongest man alive, attempts to fight Yujiro for the final time. At first it seems Baki is winning, even causing him Yujiro to fall to this trope instead. Exacerbating the problem is the way that the heroes [[IdiotBall fight like idiots]] whenever he's around, [[MookChivalry attacking him one at a time and leaving themselves wide open in the process]].
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' drives the point home by having a scene (probably the longest in the game) where just about every playable character in ''Genesis'' tries to defeat Emperor Gene and
bleed, but Yujiro gets crushed by their efforts, until [[KidHero Ruuji]] finally does the trick in his ''second'' try. Note the scene plays [[GameplayAndStorySegregation after you just kicked Gene's ass]].
* Naraku from ''Manga/InuYasha'' until the last battle. The BigBad for a manga series spawning ''558 chapters'', the handful of other villains that appeared were almost universally working for or with him with the exception of a few like the Thunder Brothers, the [[StarterVillain first enemies Inuyasha faces]], etc . The very few times he was defeated or killed was part of his plans
serious and he begins no selling all of Bakis attacks, eventually came back, and despite the heroes repeatedly finding new powers and new weapons, every time they fought Naraku beating him]]. Well, he escaped and lived to fight another day. In the end, he ''did'' win, in that he got all the jewel shards and formed the completed Shikon Jewel, and if not for is [[spoiler: Inuyasha's BigDamnHeroes moment with Kagome,]] not beaten, but he would have yet again successfully executed a plan that hinged is humbled enough to hand over the title "World's Strongest Creature" to Baki]]
* Professor Desty Nova in ''[[{{Manga/Gunnm}} Gunnm / Battle Angel Alita]]'' has his hands
on the controls to the LaserGuidedKarma machinery, almost literally. He walks away from series 1 without paying for any of the thousands of lives he consumes - including the protagonist's adoptive father - and series 2 seems set to make him dying or feigning death.even more sadistic, more amoral, more manipulative, more powerful and much more immortal than before.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' [[spoiler:Griffith as Femto]] is a PhysicalGod in a mostly LowFantasy setting (and most of the non-LowFantasy elements are his direct minions). He can NoSell cannonballs, magic lightning and even [[spoiler:a RealityWarper sword forged over hundreds of years specifically to kill him]]. Did we mention he's a VillainWithGoodPublicity to the point where most of the world believes he's the second coming of CrystalDragonJesus?



* Hao from ''ShamanKing'' is literally totally unbeatable (but not invincible). He's had ''quite a head start'', and by the time the story ''ends'', is stronger than the next six characters combined, including the one who trained her entire life to beat him, but only reached half his strength. Even without fighting, he has a strange ability to gather totally unrelated people to his side to help him destroy humanity. He is a human but is treated as more of a force of nature in the series. [[spoiler:He even wins in the final battle of the series, and shows everyone else that all of their efforts were meaningless in the grand scheme of things.]] He was so overpowered ''the author couldn't think of a satisfying ending'' for a while. When he finally did come out with one, [[spoiler:Hao is ultimately defeated simply by being convinced that he's wrong, as overpowering him wasn't even a possibility anymore]].
* Yujiro Hanma from ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''. In the one anime fight where someone even lands a worthwhile attack (Doppo counters with several chest crushing punches), Yujiro simply stands up smiling as if he had an itch. To date, nothing has even given him cause to pause. Though several characters have evolved based on his almost unachievable status. Yujiro is so powerful, [[spoiler:even at the very end of the series he still hasn't been defeated. Baki, now the second strongest man alive, attempts to fight Yujiro for the final time. At first it seems Baki is winning, even causing Yujiro to bleed, but Yujiro gets serious and begins no selling all of Bakis attacks, eventually beating him]]. Well, he is [[spoiler: not beaten, but he is humbled enough to hand over the title "World's Strongest Creature" to Baki]]
* This trope is [[GenericDoomsdayVillain one of several]] [[SmugSnake reasons why]] the Huckebein of ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Nanoha Force]]'' are so [[TheScrappy hated]] - it takes all of 30 chapters in an [[ScheduleSlip extremely slipped schedule]] before the heroes make any real headway against them.
* Though technically not ''villains'' (with the exception of Paul), pretty much any one of Ash's arc rivals in Anime/{{Pokemon}} will never be beaten before his league battle with them, and even ''then'' it'll usually be with Ash just barely coming out on top with his last Pokemon barely able to stand. Before then, at ''best'', he'll tie with them. At worst, it'll be a complete CurbStompBattle. There's also the trainers brought in specifically to beat Ash in the league, the most infamous case being Tobias, who not only had a Darkrai, [[spoiler: but ''also'' had a ''Latios!'']]

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* Hao NEO from ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/DigimonNext'' is literally totally unbeatable (but not invincible). He's probably the second- or third-closest thing to [[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]] the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise has come, capable of erasing the entire GondorCallsForAid army assembled to fight him from existence with a single thought. As with Hao above, the only reason he loses in the end is because [[spoiler:the heroes talk him into a HeelRealization and he puts everything back to normal]].
** One of the main complaints about ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' (season 4) was the Royal Knights, a QuirkyMinibossSquad who show up and do nothing but beat the tar out of the heroes for ''nine straight episodes'' because... something
had ''quite a head start'', and by to eat up the time before the story ''ends'', is stronger than the next six characters combined, including the one who trained her entire life to beat him, but only reached half BigBad got out of his strength. Even without fighting, he has a strange ability to gather totally unrelated people to his side to help him destroy humanity. He is a human but is treated as more of a force of nature [[SealedEvilInACan can]], right?
** Bagramon from ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' gets
in the series. [[spoiler:He even wins in the final battle of the series, and shows everyone else that all of their efforts were meaningless in the grand scheme of things.]] He was so overpowered ''the author couldn't think of a satisfying ending'' for a while. When he finally did come out act as well, as ever with one, [[spoiler:Hao is ultimately defeated simply by being convinced that he's wrong, as overpowering his weaker left arm he can NoSell just about everything thrown at him wasn't even a possibility anymore]].
* Yujiro Hanma from ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''. In the one anime fight where someone even lands a worthwhile attack (Doppo counters with several chest crushing punches), Yujiro simply stands up smiling as if he had an itch. To date, nothing has even given him cause to pause. Though several characters have evolved based on his almost unachievable status. Yujiro is so powerful, [[spoiler:even at the very end of the series he still hasn't been defeated. Baki, now the second strongest man alive, attempts to fight Yujiro for the final time. At first it seems Baki is winning, even causing Yujiro to bleed, but Yujiro gets serious
and begins no selling all of Bakis attacks, eventually beating him]]. Well, when he is [[spoiler: not beaten, but he is humbled enough to hand over the title "World's Strongest Creature" to Baki]]
* This trope is [[GenericDoomsdayVillain one of several]] [[SmugSnake reasons why]] the Huckebein of ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Nanoha Force]]'' are so [[TheScrappy hated]] - it takes all of 30 chapters in an [[ScheduleSlip extremely slipped schedule]] before the heroes make any real headway against them.
* Though technically not ''villains'' (with the exception of Paul), pretty much any one of Ash's arc rivals in Anime/{{Pokemon}} will never be beaten before his league battle with them,
Get's stabbed and even ''then'' it'll usually be with Ash just barely coming out on top forcibly fused with his last Pokemon barely able to stand. Before then, at ''best'', he'll tie with them. At worst, it'll be brother Dark Knightmon, he just takes over after a complete CurbStompBattle. There's also while and becomes even more powerful. It takes the trainers brought in specifically to beat Ash Digixros of Shoutmon and [[AllYourPowersCombined EVERY]] [[FusionDance SINGLE]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill DIGIMON]] in the league, whole series in order to kill him. Even then, it's revealed in the most infamous case being Tobias, who not only had a Darkrai, [[spoiler: but ''also'' had a ''Latios!'']] sequel season that he came back as the clockman and it's the power of the Brave Snatcher (his disembodied right arm) that saves the day in the end.]]



* [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha]] in ''{{Naruto}}''. [[spoiler:The BigBad, Tobi, was using his identity because Madara was feared so much. But even though he's supposedly been dead for awhile, he comes back as an immortal, regenerating being with unlimited chakra, a massive Susanoo that causes a high degree of damage by swinging its sword, and capable of creating clones indistinguishable from himself and as powerful as him. Seven of the strongest characters in the series have barely inconvenienced him, even the main character has failed to significantly hinder him. Edo Tensei, the technique that revived him, was negated, and every person who was revived by it returned to being dead... with the sole exception of him, as he can apparently use that same technique on himself without [[EquivalentExchange sacrificing anyone]].]] WordOfGod states he has no weaknesses. though one of the morals of the series was supposed to be that the new generations would surpass the old, in keeping [[spoiler: Madara]] a threat the author decided to have practically every other ArcVillain hand him more power (willingly or not). As it stands, he has almost every power in the series available to him, and is inexplicably more powerful than anything that should be able to kill or wound him. Kishimoto stated at Jump Festa 2014 that OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow has hit WritersBlock at this point. The solution he came up with was [[spoiler: for Madara to be backstabbed by Princess Kaguya, one of only two beings in the series stronger than him, and her to take over as the villain. And to keep ''her'' from utterly destroying everyone in five seconds flat, she seems to be [[WasOnceAMan not entirely human]] anymore and thus nearly mindless]].

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* [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha]] Naraku from ''Manga/InuYasha'' until the last battle. The BigBad for a manga series spawning ''558 chapters'', the handful of other villains that appeared were almost universally working for or with him with the exception of a few like the Thunder Brothers, the [[StarterVillain first enemies Inuyasha faces]], etc . The very few times he was defeated or killed was part of his plans and he eventually came back, and despite the heroes repeatedly finding new powers and new weapons, every time they fought Naraku he escaped and lived to fight another day. In the end, he ''did'' win, in ''{{Naruto}}''.that he got all the jewel shards and formed the completed Shikon Jewel, and if not for [[spoiler: Inuyasha's BigDamnHeroes moment with Kagome,]] he would have yet again successfully executed a plan that hinged on him dying or feigning death.
* Nui Harime and Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' are never seriously threatened by the heroes at any point, and even when they get defeated, it's on their own terms, with a comeback usually quick to follow. Their utterly vile behavior only makes it worse.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Since her introduction, Love Espada has defeated everyone who's tried to face her [[TheWorfEffect with minimal effort.]] Tesshin [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/65/6/ only lated]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/65/7/ seconds]], despite being strong enough to fight '''S rank''' Maken users, she shattered Kai's Partition [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/68/6/ just as easily]], [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/67/5/ casually pwn'd Takeru]] when he [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/67/7/ tried to fight her]], and was later told by Otohime that even if he used his ability to draw Element, that Espada's power would still be ''[[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/69/16/ two times greater.]]'' The worst part being, [[BigGood Takaki]] admitted that [[WhamLine even she, Haruko, and Minori combined]] couldn't stop her when ''they'' tried at the previous Himekagura Festival.
* This trope is [[GenericDoomsdayVillain one of several]] [[SmugSnake reasons why]] the Huckebein of ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Nanoha Force]]'' are so [[TheScrappy hated]] - it takes all of 30 chapters in an [[ScheduleSlip extremely slipped schedule]] before the heroes make any real headway against them.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Madara Uchiha.
[[spoiler:The BigBad, Tobi, was using his identity because Madara was feared so much. But even though he's supposedly been dead for awhile, he comes back as an immortal, regenerating being with unlimited chakra, a massive Susanoo that causes a high degree of damage by swinging its sword, and capable of creating clones indistinguishable from himself and as powerful as him. Seven of the strongest characters in the series have barely inconvenienced him, even the main character has failed to significantly hinder him. Edo Tensei, the technique that revived him, was negated, and every person who was revived by it returned to being dead... with the sole exception of him, as he can apparently use that same technique on himself without [[EquivalentExchange sacrificing anyone]].]] WordOfGod states he has no weaknesses. though one of the morals of the series was supposed to be that the new generations would surpass the old, in keeping [[spoiler: Madara]] a threat the author decided to have practically every other ArcVillain hand him more power (willingly or not). As it stands, he has almost every power in the series available to him, and is inexplicably more powerful than anything that should be able to kill or wound him. Kishimoto stated at Jump Festa 2014 that OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow has hit WritersBlock at this point. The solution he came up with was [[spoiler: for Madara to be backstabbed by Princess Kaguya, one of only two beings in the series stronger than him, and her to take over as the villain. And to keep ''her'' from utterly destroying everyone in five seconds flat, she seems to be [[WasOnceAMan not entirely human]] anymore and thus nearly mindless]].



* TropesAreNotBad: Ainz Ooal Gown/Momonga, the titular ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'', is a [[ShowyInvincibleHero Showy]] Invincible VillainProtagonist by virtue of being a level 100 MMO character in a world where anything equivalent to level 30 is considered legendary and unstoppable. Very rarely is he faced against an actual threat, but seeing him [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] {{Smug Snake}}s who used to think they're hot shit is oddly cathartic. He once killed an enemy by '''hugging her to death!'''
* Though technically not ''villains'' (with the exception of Paul), pretty much any one of Ash's arc rivals in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' will never be beaten before his league battle with them, and even ''then'' it'll usually be with Ash just barely coming out on top with his last Pokemon barely able to stand. Before then, at ''best'', he'll tie with them. At worst, it'll be a complete CurbStompBattle. There's also the trainers brought in specifically to beat Ash in the league, the most infamous case being Tobias, who not only had a Darkrai, [[spoiler: but ''also'' had a ''Latios!'']]
* Hao from ''Manga/ShamanKing'' is literally totally unbeatable (but not invincible). He's had ''quite a head start'', and by the time the story ''ends'', is stronger than the next six characters combined, including the one who trained her entire life to beat him, but only reached half his strength. Even without fighting, he has a strange ability to gather totally unrelated people to his side to help him destroy humanity. He is a human but is treated as more of a force of nature in the series. [[spoiler:He even wins in the final battle of the series, and shows everyone else that all of their efforts were meaningless in the grand scheme of things.]] He was so overpowered ''the author couldn't think of a satisfying ending'' for a while. When he finally did come out with one, [[spoiler:Hao is ultimately defeated simply by being convinced that he's wrong, as overpowering him wasn't even a possibility anymore]].



* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' [[spoiler:Griffith as Femto]] is a PhysicalGod in a mostly LowFantasy setting (and most of the non-LowFantasy elements are his direct minions). He can NoSell cannonballs, magic lightning and even [[spoiler:a RealityWarper sword forged over hundreds of years specifically to kill him]]. Did we mention he's a VillainWithGoodPublicity to the point where most of the world believes he's the second coming of CrystalDragonJesus?
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Since her introduction, Love Espada has defeated everyone who's tried to face her [[TheWorfEffect with minimal effort.]] Tesshin [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/65/6/ only lated]] [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/65/7/ seconds]], despite being strong enough to fight '''S rank''' Maken users, she shattered Kai's Partition [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/68/6/ just as easily]], [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/67/5/ casually pwn'd Takeru]] when he [[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/67/7/ tried to fight her]], and was later told by Otohime that even if he used his ability to draw Element, that Espada's power would still be ''[[http://readpanda.net/Maken-ki/69/16/ two times greater.]]'' The worst part being, [[BigGood Takaki]] admitted that [[WhamLine even she, Haruko, and Minori combined]] couldn't stop her when ''they'' tried at the previous Himekagura Festival.
* NEO from ''Manga/DigimonNext'' is probably the second- or third-closest thing to [[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]] the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise has come, capable of erasing the entire GondorCallsForAid army assembled to fight him from existence with a single thought. As with Hao above, the only reason he loses in the end is because [[spoiler:the heroes talk him into a HeelRealization and he puts everything back to normal]].
** One of the main complaints about ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' (season 4) was the Royal Knights, a QuirkyMinibossSquad who show up and do nothing but beat the tar out of the heroes for ''nine straight episodes'' because... something had to eat up the time before the BigBad got out of his [[SealedEvilInACan can]], right?
** Bagramon from ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' gets in the act as well, as ever with his weaker left arm he can NoSell just about everything thrown at him and when he [[spoiler: Get's stabbed and forcibly fused with his brother Dark Knightmon, he just takes over after a while and becomes even more powerful. It takes the Digixros of Shoutmon and [[AllYourPowersCombined EVERY]] [[FusionDance SINGLE]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill DIGIMON]] in the whole series in order to kill him. Even then, it's revealed in the sequel season that he came back as the clockman and it's the power of the Brave Snatcher (his disembodied right arm) that saves the day in the end.]]



* Professor Desty Nova in ''[[{{Manga/Gunnm}} Gunnm / Battle Angel Alita]]'' has his hands on the controls to the LaserGuidedKarma machinery, almost literally. He walks away from series 1 without paying for any of the thousands of lives he consumes - including the protagonist's adoptive father - and series 2 seems set to make him even more sadistic, more amoral, more manipulative, more powerful and much more immortal than before.
* Nui Harime and Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' are never seriously threatened by the heroes at any point, and even when they get defeated, it's on their own terms, with a comeback usually quick to follow. Their utterly vile behavior only makes it worse.
* Dinoponera from Arachnid is certainly one. She appears, instantly frightens the big bad and begins curbstomping established characters.
* TropesAreNotBad: Ainz Ooal Gown/Momonga, the titular ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'', is a [[ShowyInvincibleHero Showy]] Invincible VillainProtagonist by virtue of being a level 100 MMO character in a world where anything equivalent to level 30 is considered legendary and unstoppable. Very rarely is he faced against an actual threat, but seeing him [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] {{Smug Snake}}s who used to think they're hot shit is oddly cathartic. He once killed an enemy by '''hugging her to death!'''

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* Professor Desty Nova ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'':
** Emperor Gene
in ''[[{{Manga/Gunnm}} Gunnm / Battle Angel Alita]]'' has ''Anime/ZoidsGenesis'' is clearly ''trying'' to be a MagnificentBastard. However, his hands on constant AGodAmI speeches while his [[TyrannosaurusRex BioTyranno]] effortlessly [[NoSell no-sells]] everything that comes their way get really old really fast, causing him to fall to this trope instead. Exacerbating the controls to problem is the LaserGuidedKarma machinery, almost literally. He walks away from series 1 without paying for any of the thousands of lives he consumes - including the protagonist's adoptive father - and series 2 seems set to make him even more sadistic, more amoral, more manipulative, more powerful and much more immortal than before.
* Nui Harime and Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' are never seriously threatened by
way that the heroes [[IdiotBall fight like idiots]] whenever he's around, [[MookChivalry attacking him one at any point, a time and even when they get defeated, it's on their own terms, with a comeback usually quick to follow. Their utterly vile behavior only makes it worse.
* Dinoponera from Arachnid is certainly one. She appears, instantly frightens
leaving themselves wide open in the big bad and begins curbstomping established characters.
* TropesAreNotBad: Ainz Ooal Gown/Momonga,
process]].
** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'' drives
the titular ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'', is a [[ShowyInvincibleHero Showy]] Invincible VillainProtagonist point home by virtue of being having a level 100 MMO scene (probably the longest in the game) where just about every playable character in a world where anything equivalent ''Genesis'' tries to level 30 is considered legendary defeat Emperor Gene and unstoppable. Very rarely is he faced against an actual threat, but seeing him [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] {{Smug Snake}}s who used to think they're hot shit is oddly cathartic. He once killed an enemy gets crushed by '''hugging her to death!'''their efforts, until [[KidHero Ruuji]] finally does the trick in his ''second'' try. Note the scene plays [[GameplayAndStorySegregation after you just kicked Gene's ass]].



* Aggregor in Ben10UltimateAlien was pretty much this for the first half of season 1, and only got defeated at the end of his story arc; all the previous episodes, he ended up somehow winning, usually [[ManipulativeBastard by using the heroes to do his job]]. TropesAreNotBad however: after the previous light-hearted season 3 of Alien Force with a Vilgax suffering VillainDecay, [[KnightOfCerebus an actually threatening villain]] was rather welcomed by the fans.
* Amon in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''; seriously, the guy goes as far as ''preventing'' a BigBadEnsemble by defeating his rival in ''[[CurbStompBattle one fight]]'' [[NoSell after displaying immunity to said Rival's powers]]. And he did nothing but ''win'' until the finale, even succeeding in de-powering two major characters [[spoiler:(though temporary)]]. Fortunately, this was balanced by a good CharacterDevelopment in the finale, a notable charisma, and while Amon never exactly lost, his victories weren't always perfect. It also helps that they explain why he was so invincible. [[spoiler: Although exactly how bloodbending can take away a person's bending isn't clearly explained, though the guy is an expert Chi Blocker]].
** Book 4's Kuvira actually manages to one up Amon by virtue of just being an excellent Metalbender without even a powerful sub-skill, [[MysteriousPast mysterious past]], or advanced weaponry[[note]]she only starts using the most advanced weaponry ''after'' she has conquered the EK[[/note]] to justify her unbroken series of success and by the season finale, the worst thing she suffered was ''nearly'' being beaten by Korra, who only failed to win due to a DeusExMachina (and even then, only started winning while in the Avatar State, before then not being able to lay a hand on her). It doesn't help the audience's patience that by the time we see Kuvira, she has already become a racist, facist villain whose every appearance consists of her [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly besting]] her opponents with constant smug, condescension. Every time the heroes seem to be making progress, Kuvira is two steps ahead and gaining another advantage all the while running circles around her opponents while barely breaking a sweat. The fact that Korra is at her [[BreaktheCutie all time low]], not even able to use the Avatar State and suffering from flashbacks that leave her frozen in combat, all political sides are helpless against Kuvira or refuse to fight until it's too late, and Kuvira's growing bag of surprises is not helping Kuvira's reputation.
* The Light from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' takes this trope UpToEleven; the group consist in a group of various villains from the DCU working together to oppose the Justice League. Though they hardly get any development themselves, they constantly pull out a combination of XanatosGambit and TheManBehindTheMan that would put the TropeNamer to shame. The previous examples listed at least didn't last more than one season before being defeated or having a HeelFaceTurn; The Light, on the other hand, end a whole season with KarmaHoudini, and their EvilPlan is still going on. The heroes' "victories" to date have tended to be little more than minor inconveniences for The Light (and often not even that). No matter how successful the team seems to have been, the episode will usually end with The Light revealing that either the heroes played into their hands, or that they have a backup plan that makes the heroes' victory irrelevant.
** [[spoiler:Finally Subverted in the second-to-last episode of season 2, where the team [[OutGambitted out wits]] the Light, derailing their plans and capturing two of them while the others flee. Vandal Savage even states that no one else has ever managed to disrupt his plans so much before.]]
** But even then [[spoiler: The Light is not defeated. Most of the members go scot free and Savage is able to salvage some of his plan, by using the Warworld to threaten the rest of the the galaxy to stay away from Earth. At the very end, he steps onto Apokolips itself and is revealed to have a working relationship with Darkseid.]]
*** Black Beetle does nothing but roll over everyone in his way. Superboy goes down in one hit, Wondergirl's only credit is that he has to hit her at least 10 times to get her to stay down, he can easily track Impulse's movements and nobody else can even come close to denting him. Only Blue Beetle with scarab in control cased him any problems, and even then he probably couldn't win. Superman probably could have but he was convieiently off world whenever Black was around. The Light's people don't do any better as Beetle effortlessly holds off Deathstroke and Black Manta and his troopers[[spoiler:and kills Ra's Al Ghul, though he can ressurect.]] Even MONGOL can at best stalemate him. [[spoiler: Aqualad's first 5 minutes being officially back in uniform end with Beetle stomping him too. Green Beetle might have been able to win, but he hacks and destroys his Scarab. He's FINALLY defeated when Blue Beetle and scarab working together hack and destroy his Scarab. And even though destroying a scarab is usually fatal for all but a Martian, Black STILL survives, albeit now powerless.]]
* Chase Young from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is basically an immortal, powerful, intelligent, handsome, highly skilled warrior who outclasses every other villain on the show as well as most of the heroes, and almost never suffers major setbacks. In the first two episodes of the revival have him [[spoiler:get a spy amongst the Xiaolin warriors, who manages to steal all the Shen Gong Wu, and then he attacks the temple, defeats Master Fung with ease, and destroys the temple in a matter of minutes.]]



* Aggregor in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' was pretty much this for the first half of season 1, and only got defeated at the end of his story arc; all the previous episodes, he ended up somehow winning, usually [[ManipulativeBastard by using the heroes to do his job]]. TropesAreNotBad however: after the previous light-hearted season 3 of Alien Force with a Vilgax suffering VillainDecay, [[KnightOfCerebus an actually threatening villain]] was rather welcomed by the fans.
* The only time Mandy, the VillainProtagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' can be said to have "lost" on her own show are the times [[KillEmAll everybody loses]] for some reason; otherwise, she's like an InvincibleHero who's evil. The only time another living being truly won a decisive victory over her was in the {{crossover}} with ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.
* [[Main.IntangibleMan Ghost]] from ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' consciously avoids the usual [[Main/VillainBall villain pitfalls]] and operates on an intellectual capacity far above all the other villains (and heroes) on the show combined. It helps being [[Main/DangerouslyGenreSavvy ridiculously genre savvy]] (he figures out the titular heroes’ identity and blackmails him with it; knows that he [[Main/ChronicHeroSyndrome cares more about saving people]] than fighting [[Main/MonsterOfTheWeek bad guys]] and uses this to [[Main/ManipulativeBastard his advantage]]) and having [[Main/CrazyPrepared contingency plans in case anything goes wrong]] (His suit has a 5 minute battery back-up in case his own EMP tech is used against him). Sure, he might occasionally suffer minor losses, but he [[Main/TheBadGuyWins ALWAYS achieves his goals in the end]]. It also helps being [[Main/MagnificentBastard extremely charismatic]].



* Apocalypse in the 90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon. Each appearance he made, even though his plans didn't work out, still didn't result in anything more than a temporary setback for him, and defeating him in a fight is never presented as possibility. Stories focused on Cable showed that he would long outlive the X-Men and continue to ravage the world in the distant future. Even when he's apparently erased from existence he finds a way to come back. Since he only appeared once a season, however, this trope added to his appeal since he never suffered overexposure.
* Palpatine/Darth Sidious in ''StarWarsTheCloneWars''. The series' placement means his victory is a ForegoneConclusion, and by extension, most anytime something that might seem it would derail his plans comes up, it will obviously fail. While his plans sometimes didn't go how he wished, they were only minor setbacks.

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* Apocalypse Amon in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''; seriously, the guy goes as far as ''preventing'' a BigBadEnsemble by defeating his rival in ''[[CurbStompBattle one fight]]'' [[NoSell after displaying immunity to said Rival's powers]]. And he did nothing but ''win'' until the finale, even succeeding in de-powering two major characters [[spoiler:(though temporary)]]. Fortunately, this was balanced by a good CharacterDevelopment in the 90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon. Each finale, a notable charisma, and while Amon never exactly lost, his victories weren't always perfect. It also helps that they explain why he was so invincible. [[spoiler: Although exactly how bloodbending can take away a person's bending isn't clearly explained, though the guy is an expert Chi Blocker]].
** Book 4's Kuvira actually manages to one up Amon by virtue of just being an excellent Metalbender without even a powerful sub-skill, [[MysteriousPast mysterious past]], or advanced weaponry[[note]]she only starts using the most advanced weaponry ''after'' she has conquered the EK[[/note]] to justify her unbroken series of success and by the season finale, the worst thing she suffered was ''nearly'' being beaten by Korra, who only failed to win due to a DeusExMachina (and even then, only started winning while in the Avatar State, before then not being able to lay a hand on her). It doesn't help the audience's patience that by the time we see Kuvira, she has already become a racist, facist villain whose every
appearance he made, consists of her [[CurbStompBattle effortlessly besting]] her opponents with constant smug, condescension. Every time the heroes seem to be making progress, Kuvira is two steps ahead and gaining another advantage all the while running circles around her opponents while barely breaking a sweat. The fact that Korra is at her [[BreaktheCutie all time low]], not even though his plans didn't work out, still didn't result in anything more than a temporary setback for him, able to use the Avatar State and defeating him suffering from flashbacks that leave her frozen in a combat, all political sides are helpless against Kuvira or refuse to fight is never presented as possibility. Stories focused on Cable showed that he would long outlive the X-Men until it's too late, and continue to ravage the world in the distant future. Even when he's apparently erased from existence he finds a way to come back. Since he only appeared once a season, however, this trope added to his appeal since he never suffered overexposure.
* Palpatine/Darth Sidious in ''StarWarsTheCloneWars''. The series' placement means his victory
Kuvira's growing bag of surprises is a ForegoneConclusion, and by extension, most anytime something that might seem it would derail his plans comes up, it will obviously fail. While his plans sometimes didn't go how he wished, they were only minor setbacks.not helping Kuvira's reputation.



* [[Main.IntangibleMan Ghost]] from ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' consciously avoids the usual [[Main/VillainBall villain pitfalls]] and operates on an intellectual capacity far above all the other villains (and heroes) on the show combined. It helps being [[Main/DangerouslyGenreSavvy ridiculously genre savvy]] (he figures out the titular heroes’ identity and blackmails him with it; knows that he [[Main/ChronicHeroSyndrome cares more about saving people]] than fighting [[Main/MonsterOfTheWeek bad guys]] and uses this to [[Main/ManipulativeBastard his advantage]]) and having [[Main/CrazyPrepared contingency plans in case anything goes wrong]] (His suit has a 5 minute battery back-up in case his own EMP tech is used against him). Sure, he might occasionally suffer minor losses, but he [[Main/TheBadGuyWins ALWAYS achieves his goals in the end]]. It also helps being [[Main/MagnificentBastard extremely charismatic]].

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* [[Main.IntangibleMan Ghost]] from ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' consciously avoids the usual [[Main/VillainBall villain pitfalls]] Palpatine/Darth Sidious in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. The series' placement means his victory is a ForegoneConclusion, and operates on an intellectual capacity far above all the other villains (and heroes) on the show combined. It helps being [[Main/DangerouslyGenreSavvy ridiculously genre savvy]] (he figures out the titular heroes’ identity and blackmails him with it; knows by extension, most anytime something that he [[Main/ChronicHeroSyndrome cares more about saving people]] than fighting [[Main/MonsterOfTheWeek bad guys]] and uses this to [[Main/ManipulativeBastard might seem it would derail his advantage]]) and having [[Main/CrazyPrepared contingency plans in case anything goes wrong]] (His suit has a 5 minute battery back-up in case comes up, it will obviously fail. While his own EMP tech is used against him). Sure, plans sometimes didn't go how he might occasionally suffer wished, they were only minor losses, but he [[Main/TheBadGuyWins ALWAYS achieves his goals in the end]]. It also helps being [[Main/MagnificentBastard extremely charismatic]].setbacks.



* The only time Mandy, the VillainProtagonist of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' can be said to have "lost" on her own show are the times [[KillEmAll everybody loses]] for some reason; otherwise, she's like an InvincibleHero who's evil. The only time another living being truly won a decisive victory over her was in the {{crossover}} with ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.

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* The only time Mandy, Light from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' takes this trope UpToEleven; the VillainProtagonist group consist in a group of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' can various villains from the DCU working together to oppose the Justice League. Though they hardly get any development themselves, they constantly pull out a combination of XanatosGambit and TheManBehindTheMan that would put the TropeNamer to shame. The previous examples listed at least didn't last more than one season before being defeated or having a HeelFaceTurn; The Light, on the other hand, end a whole season with KarmaHoudini, and their EvilPlan is still going on. The heroes' "victories" to date have tended to be said little more than minor inconveniences for The Light (and often not even that). No matter how successful the team seems to have "lost" on her own show are been, the times [[KillEmAll everybody loses]] for some reason; otherwise, she's like an InvincibleHero who's evil. episode will usually end with The only time another living being truly won Light revealing that either the heroes played into their hands, or that they have a decisive backup plan that makes the heroes' victory over her was irrelevant.
** [[spoiler:Finally Subverted
in the {{crossover}} second-to-last episode of season 2, where the team [[OutGambitted out wits]] the Light, derailing their plans and capturing two of them while the others flee. Vandal Savage even states that no one else has ever managed to disrupt his plans so much before.]]
** But even then [[spoiler: The Light is not defeated. Most of the members go scot free and Savage is able to salvage some of his plan, by using the Warworld to threaten the rest of the the galaxy to stay away from Earth. At the very end, he steps onto Apokolips itself and is revealed to have a working relationship
with ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.Darkseid.]]
*** Black Beetle does nothing but roll over everyone in his way. Superboy goes down in one hit, Wondergirl's only credit is that he has to hit her at least 10 times to get her to stay down, he can easily track Impulse's movements and nobody else can even come close to denting him. Only Blue Beetle with scarab in control cased him any problems, and even then he probably couldn't win. Superman probably could have but he was convieiently off world whenever Black was around. The Light's people don't do any better as Beetle effortlessly holds off Deathstroke and Black Manta and his troopers[[spoiler:and kills Ra's Al Ghul, though he can ressurect.]] Even MONGOL can at best stalemate him. [[spoiler: Aqualad's first 5 minutes being officially back in uniform end with Beetle stomping him too. Green Beetle might have been able to win, but he hacks and destroys his Scarab. He's FINALLY defeated when Blue Beetle and scarab working together hack and destroy his Scarab. And even though destroying a scarab is usually fatal for all but a Martian, Black STILL survives, albeit now powerless.]]
* Apocalypse in the 90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon. Each appearance he made, even though his plans didn't work out, still didn't result in anything more than a temporary setback for him, and defeating him in a fight is never presented as possibility. Stories focused on Cable showed that he would long outlive the X-Men and continue to ravage the world in the distant future. Even when he's apparently erased from existence he finds a way to come back. Since he only appeared once a season, however, this trope added to his appeal since he never suffered overexposure.
* Chase Young from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' is basically an immortal, powerful, intelligent, handsome, highly skilled warrior who outclasses every other villain on the show as well as most of the heroes, and almost never suffers major setbacks. In the first two episodes of the revival have him [[spoiler:get a spy amongst the Xiaolin warriors, who manages to steal all the Shen Gong Wu, and then he attacks the temple, defeats Master Fung with ease, and destroys the temple in a matter of minutes.]]
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* '''Franchise/CarmenSandiego''' full stop. In some games it's ''possible'' for her to be arrested and jailed, but ''never'' actually held; she ''always'' escapes. In the case of the game show, winning a contestant winning the bonus round resulted in her capture, but only until the next episode.
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* Under a bad writer, the Comicbook/TeenTitans' archnemesis Slade Wilson/ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} can be this. His most infamous showing was in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', in which he demonstrated ''faster reflexes than [[TheFlash Wally West]]'' and ''enough willpower to convince a GreenLantern ring to not attack him''. The encounter ends with the entire Justice League on the floor spitting up blood, and Slade quipping that this League, made up mostly of new faces (in ComicBookTime terms, anyway) to superheroing, is so much weaker than the old one... despite the fact that many of them (Wally in particular) are ''far'' more powerful than their predecessors. You'd think that an [[EyeScream arrow to the eye]] would have done something more than force him to retreat, but he just fine afterwards.

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* Under a bad writer, the Comicbook/TeenTitans' archnemesis Slade Wilson/ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} can be this. His most infamous showing was in ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', in which he demonstrated ''faster reflexes than [[TheFlash Wally West]]'' and ''enough willpower to convince a GreenLantern ring to not attack him''. The encounter ends with half the entire Justice League on the floor spitting up blood, and Slade quipping that this League, made up mostly of new faces (in ComicBookTime terms, anyway) to superheroing, is so much weaker than the old one... despite the fact that many of them (Wally in particular) are ''far'' more powerful than their predecessors. He's only taken down because Green Arrow catches him off guard and shoves an arrow into his blind eye. You'd think that an [[EyeScream arrow to the eye]] would have done something more than force him to retreat, but he just fine afterwards.


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* {{Darkseid}} veers into this territory, especially after his InfiniteCrisis appearances after all his 90's VillainDecay had been reversed. Not only is he by far the single most powerful being in the entire DC universe, to even reach him in the first place you have to go through his armies and lieutenants, most of which rival Superman in power level. He's powerful enough that most attacks wont even feel like a breeze to him, his physical strength outclasses Supermans, AND he posseses the Omega Beams, which can basically do anything he wants. And of course he's TheChessmaster, always three steps ahead of all his enemies.
10th Apr '16 10:30:18 PM Lightmaster
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** Bills/Beersu from the [[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods 14th movie]], who dishes out MASSIVE [[CurbStompBattle CurbStompBattles]] to Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta, Ultimate Gohan, Super Saiyan Gotenks, Good Buu, and the rest of the Z-Fighters. It's so bad that even when Goku [[spoiler: gains access to the [[SuperMode Super Saiyan God Form]] (which is said to be the strongest form a Saiyan can attain)]], Beers is still stronger than him, even when not using his full power. To point it out, he's the only antagonist in the Dragon Ball Z series to never be defeated, only giving up his plans to destroy the world because he's too tired to go through with it. Justified since he is a PhysicalGod, and his unquestioned power is fundamental to the universe.

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** Bills/Beersu Beerus from the [[Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods 14th movie]], who dishes out MASSIVE [[CurbStompBattle CurbStompBattles]] to Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta, Ultimate Gohan, Super Saiyan Gotenks, Good Buu, and the rest of the Z-Fighters. It's so bad that even when Goku [[spoiler: gains access to the [[SuperMode Super Saiyan God Form]] (which is said to be the strongest form a Saiyan can attain)]], Beers Beerus is still stronger than him, even when not using his full power. To point it out, he's the only antagonist in the Dragon Ball Z series to never be defeated, only giving up his plans to destroy the world because he's too tired to go through with it. Justified since he is a PhysicalGod, and his unquestioned power is fundamental to the universe.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has a couple:
** The Robot Santa is too powerful for anyone to fight, and the citizens seem to accept him as a fact of life; they just make sure to reinforce the security of their houses on X-Mas and don't come out until they're sure he's gone.
** Earth has the same problem with the Omnicronians; the usual method of dealing with them is giving them what they want so they go away.
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