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18th Jul '17 5:04:07 PM Prometheus117
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** The Black Dragon of the Apocalypse Acnologia, the second of the series BigBadEnsemble, is a creature so powerful that even Zeref fears him. [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan Once a normal Dragon Slayer,]] Acnologia began slaughtering humans and dragons alike absorbing their magic to make himself stronger.]] By the time Fairy Tail's story begins Acnologia is shown to be a monster able to withstand the combined attacks of the strongest mages in Fairy Tail, which includes 4 Dragon Slayers who use magic specifically designed to hurt Dragons. Every battle that Acnologia faces ends with a CurbStomp in his favour and the one battle he was shown struggling in [[spoiler:against Natsu's father Igneel ended with him tearing a hole in said Dragon's body and then blowing him up.]] It's revealed that the source of his immense power comes from his attribute [[spoiler:which is magic, meaning that any and all magic he can eat which makes him even stronger]]. Even Zeref, who is also considered invincible, freely admits that [[spoiler:without going back in time and killing Acnologia when he was younger and weaker]] even he can't defeat him.

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** The Black Dragon of the Apocalypse Acnologia, the second of the series BigBadEnsemble, is a creature so powerful that even Zeref fears him. [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan Once a normal Dragon Slayer,]] Acnologia began slaughtering humans and dragons alike absorbing their magic to make himself stronger.]] By the time Fairy Tail's story begins Acnologia is shown to be a monster able to withstand the combined attacks of the strongest mages in Fairy Tail, which includes 4 Dragon Slayers who use magic specifically designed to hurt Dragons. Every battle that Acnologia faces ends with a CurbStomp in his favour and the one battle he was shown struggling in [[spoiler:against Natsu's father Igneel ended with him tearing a hole in said Dragon's body and then blowing him up.]] It's revealed that the source of his immense power comes from his attribute [[spoiler:which is magic, meaning that any and all magic he can eat which makes him even stronger]]. Even Zeref, who is also considered invincible, freely admits that [[spoiler:without going back in time and killing Acnologia when he was younger and weaker]] even he can't defeat him. [[spoiler:In order to finally win, the heroes had to fight a two-front war [[ItMakesSenseInContext where the seven Dragon Slayers fought Acnologia's soul and everyone else kept his body distracted]], with the Slayers giving Natsu all their remaining Magic Power while Fairy Tail had to trap Acnologia on a ship, [[WeaksauceWeakness thereby taking advantage of his motion sickness]], and channel all the Magic Power of ''every mage on the continent'' into [[BarrierMaiden Fairy Sphere]] to keep him trapped and thus [[{{Synchronization}} paralyze Acnologia's soul long enough]] to let Natsu hit him head-on with all the Dragonslaying Magic at his disposal, finally killing him]]. Had even a ''step'' of that been out of synch, Acnologia would have killed ''everyone'' and [[TheBadGuyWins won]].
17th Jul '17 9:33:21 PM dasuberkaiser
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*** 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 resurrect.]] 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 his 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.]]

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*** ** 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 resurrect.]] 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 his 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.]]
21st Jun '17 2:10:41 PM azbyc15243
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* LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign has [[spoiler:the White Queen]], the most powerful being in the setting. She almost inevitably wins any fight; she's only defeated by somehow turning her own power against her or by making use of hundreds of Unexplored-Class Materials (each of which is ''more powerful than any god''). Even if she's destroyed in battle, she can never be permanently killed. Kyousuke can generally foil her individual plans, but this doesn't matter to her. Because she's [[spoiler:in love with him, any opportunity to see him is its own reward. And being immortal, she has literally all the time in the world for one of her plans to succeed]].
15th Jun '17 6:21:09 PM Anddrix
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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 [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead 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 GenreSavvy and resourceful protagonists to frequently (albeit temporarily) incapacitate them through various forms of dismemberment. And though they appear to win in the [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead original film]], this was mostly due to the military's blunders, and the [[Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDeadPartII first sequel]] {{retcon}}s this, and gives them a new weakness in electricity.

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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 [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead 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 GenreSavvy and resourceful protagonists to frequently (albeit temporarily) incapacitate them through various forms of dismemberment. And though they appear to win in the [[Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead original film]], this was mostly due to the military's blunders, and the [[Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDeadPartII first sequel]] {{retcon}}s this, and gives them a new weakness in electricity.
8th Jun '17 10:25:46 PM HotelCalifornia
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* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', [[{{Satan}} Maledict]] is pretty explicitly depicted as this trope. While he prefers manipulating events from the background, Tsali summons him in a GodzillaThreshold moment to save himself from Super Sonic and friends. Maledict quickly shows that he's completely invincible and essentially omnipotent by [[CurbStompBattle immediately curb-stomping]] Sonic, Shadow, and Eric simultaneously. [[spoiler: [[LukeIAmYourFather Good thing he was actually on Sonic's side all along]]. [[AntiVillain Sort of]]]]. In the end, they only ""defeat" him by [[spoiler: making a tentative truce with him]].
31st May '17 1:35:25 AM Nintendoman01
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** Anime Black Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' possessed an enhanced Zenkai ability that allows him to get stronger from every damage he takes and within the span of four battles with him grows from going toe-to-toe with a Super Saiyan 2 Goku, to being able to shrug of blows from Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta in his base from before tranforming into Super Saiyan Rose and utterly decimating Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks despite being at their strongest form. Even Vegeta gaining the upper hand ends up being negated when he simply used his scythe to create clones that quickly overwhelms both Goku and Vegeta. And with him fusing with Zamasu after the latter suffered a VillainousBreakdown, he remains completely undefeated and [[KarmaHoudini will never get the chance to answer for his crimes either]]. As an added bonus, he is one of the very few villains to never suffer a VillainousBreakdown and his compliance with Future Zamasu's request for fusion isn't out of desperation but because he decides to stop playing around.

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** Anime Super Buu never technically loses a fight. 18/Krillin/Yamcha/Tenshinhan, Piccolo, Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta, Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Super Saiyan Gotenks, Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks, and Ultimate Gohan[[note]]he briefly tangled with Gohan earlier and was losing, but the fight was inconclusive due to Buu fleeing. He came back, absorbed Gotenks, and stomped Gohan[[/note]] are all easily defeated by him via various methods, ranging from BatmanGambit to sneak absorption to straight up brute force. Even Super Vegetto doesn't actually beat him, despite possessing the capability to; he gets absorbed intentionally in a gambit to free his friends, but this ends up backfiring when he defuses due to Buu's BizarreAlienBiology, and Super Buu subsequently stomps Goku and Vegeta apart, mostly because they can't kill him inside his own body where they're the size of insects. In the end, he's taken down by internal sabotage, when Vegeta yanks out Fat Buu's pod just as Super Buu is about to kill Goku.
** Goku
Black Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' possessed an enhanced Zenkai ability that allows him to get stronger from every damage he takes and within the span of four battles with him grows from going toe-to-toe with a Super Saiyan 2 Goku, to being able to shrug of blows from Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta in his base from before tranforming transforming into Super Saiyan Rose and utterly decimating Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks despite being at their strongest form. Even Vegeta gaining the upper hand ends up being negated when he simply used his scythe to create clones that quickly overwhelms both Goku and Vegeta. And with him fusing with Zamasu after the latter suffered a VillainousBreakdown, he remains completely undefeated and [[KarmaHoudini will never get the chance to answer for his crimes either]]. As an added bonus, he is one of the very few villains to never suffer a VillainousBreakdown and his compliance with Future Zamasu's request for fusion isn't out of desperation but because he decides to stop playing around. With the exception of his first fight with Goku, which was a case of WorfHadTheFlu and ended before either one of them could get serious, Black ''never'' actually loses a fight.



* 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 actually defeated or killed were part of his plans and he eventually returned, 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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* 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 actually defeated or killed were part of his plans and he eventually returned, 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. In the end, Kagome had to [[spoiler:use the Shikon Jewel to ''wish him out of existence completely'' just so he would finally stay dead.]]
30th May '17 2:27:57 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Five seasons and nothing but increasingly unlikely victories for Ramsay. This guy may as well be despair in human form—if he doesn't somehow win himself, his psychologically broken or nearly as despicable cronies will make sure things still go his way. The only thing that can be considered a loss for him (outside of succession issues) so far is Theon and Sansa escaping Winterfell in the season five finale, and he obviously wasn't around to intervene there. He can even kill the Warden of the North in his own chamber, in front of his bannerman and a maester, then kill the Warden's wife and newborn son in a public setting without any trouble. His invincibility finally runs out in the penultimate episode of Season 6, where he has been unbeatable for so long, he doesn't even acknowledge the possibility of failure until it is far past too late for him.
30th May '17 9:14:26 AM Prometheus117
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** The Black Magician Zeref, the first of the series BigBadEnsemble, is a widely feared mage for good reason. The man has CompleteImmortality that prevents him from being hurt, or even killed, by anyone or anything (and Zeref's [[DeathSeeker been trying for centuries]]). On top of that he has the power to control death magic which, at it's most unstable, can create a InstantDeathRadius sphere which automatically kills anything it touches. Zeref is also one of the world's most powerful mages having spent every day of his immortal existence studying and perfecting his magic. [[spoiler:Finally, after absorbing the power of Fairy Heart, Zeref gains the power to become a TimeMaster able to bend space time to his whim to the point that he can unwind time if he has been hurt to completely nullify the effects of any attack.]]

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** The Black Magician Zeref, the first of the series BigBadEnsemble, is a widely feared mage for good reason. The man has CompleteImmortality that prevents him from being hurt, or even killed, killed by anyone or anything (and Zeref's [[DeathSeeker been trying for centuries]]). On top of that he has the power to control death magic which, at it's most unstable, can create a InstantDeathRadius sphere which automatically kills anything it touches. Zeref is also one of the world's most powerful mages having spent every day of his immortal existence studying and perfecting his magic. About the only advantage anyone has is the fact he ''wants'' [[DeathSeeker to die]] and the only times he's come close to losing were when he [[ILetYouWin intentionally held back out of hope his opponent could kill him]]. [[spoiler:Finally, after absorbing the power of Fairy Heart, Zeref gains the power to become a TimeMaster able to bend space time to his whim to the point that he can unwind time if he has been hurt to completely nullify the effects of any attack. Notably, even when [[TheHero Natsu]] ''finally'' defeats him in battle, he still couldn't ''kill'' him and Zeref himself states that he would heal from the injuries eventually. Only the fact [[BigGood Mavis]] [[TheLostLenore Vermillion]] has the same Curse as him and used it was he finally able to die, and that came [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of her own life]], though [[TogetherInDeath neither really minded]].]]
22nd May '17 12:20:40 PM SorPepita
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* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' takes this trope and run with it UpToEleven: for the first two games and most of the third game, all you character does by trying to defeat the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Great Evils]] usually only ends up helping them in some way, to the point that the first game actually ends with [[TheBadGuyWins Diablo winning anyway despite his death at the hands of the hero]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' takes this trope and run runs with it UpToEleven: for the first two games and most of the third game, all you character does by trying to defeat the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Great Evils]] usually only ends up helping them in some way, to the point that the first game actually ends with [[TheBadGuyWins Diablo winning anyway despite his death at the hands of the hero]].
22nd May '17 12:20:11 PM SorPepita
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* The [[KnightTemplar Templars]] from ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' are really starting to feel like this, at least during the present, in the segments in the past they suffer so many defeats them winning being a ForegoneConclusion can come off as FridgeLogic. For starters, Abstergo (the Templars' front company) already holds a large monopoly on the world's economy and technology. Their archenemies, the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Assassins]], are on the brink of extinction. By the time the games take place, the Templars' plan for [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]] is largely unoppossed, save for the last Assassins, who seek out the [[MacGuffin Pieces of Eden]] to stop them. In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', [[TheHero Desmond]] kills [[BigBad Warren Vidic]] and [[TheDragon Daniel Cross]], two very important Templar members, and even then [[BigGood William Miles]] says that their deaths will not affect the Templars in the long run.

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* The [[KnightTemplar Templars]] from ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' are really starting to feel like this, at least during the present, present; in the segments in the past they suffer so many defeats them winning being a ForegoneConclusion can come off as FridgeLogic. For starters, Abstergo (the Templars' front company) already holds a large monopoly on the world's economy and technology. Their archenemies, the [[WellIntentionedExtremist Assassins]], are on the brink of extinction. By the time the games take place, the Templars' plan for [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]] is largely unoppossed, save for the last Assassins, who seek out the [[MacGuffin Pieces of Eden]] to stop them. In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', [[TheHero Desmond]] kills [[BigBad Warren Vidic]] and [[TheDragon Daniel Cross]], two very important Templar members, and but even then [[BigGood William Miles]] says that their deaths will not affect the Templars in the long run.



* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': The Sith Emperor. He glued the protagonists of the [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic first two games]] to an IdiotBall so he could kill one and use the other as a pawn and insane chew toy. Effortlessly manipulates both sides for ''centuries.'' The Jedi Knight is only FightingAShadow and can't even manage to shut it up. And just to spite the {{Player Character}}s, decides to ''vaporize'' one of his own Empire's most populous planets ForTheEvulz

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': The Sith Emperor. He glued the protagonists of the [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic first two games]] to an IdiotBall so he could kill one and use the other as a pawn and insane chew toy. Effortlessly manipulates both sides for ''centuries.'' The Jedi Knight is only FightingAShadow and can't even manage to shut it up. And just to spite the {{Player Character}}s, he decides to ''vaporize'' one of his own Empire's most populous planets ForTheEvulzForTheEvulz.






** Lord English, who has all the problems you'd expect when you establish your villain as completely invincible, even retroactively so. Universes, [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], ghosts, [[spoiler:Andrew Hussie]], you name it, he can kill it in a single shot. As for manipulation skill? Try manipulating and entire civilization, another major villain, and three sets of protagonist all to set up circumstances he decided himself, [[ComplexityAddiction for the hell of it]]. Okay, so some of that was due to his omniscient right-hand, who also only gets killed thanks to him ''wanting to die'', but it still counts. Each new revelation about his backstory shows how Sburb (and its variations) bent over backwards to make him the villain he is today.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has the main villain Xykon who certainly counts. He has defeated the Order in every encounter but one, though the heroes (or just plain luck) have always done just enough to keep Xykon from achieving his goal: Gaining access to one of the Gates. This includes the fact that Xykon has gone up against some of the most powerful mortals in the world in pursuing the Gates and simply overpowered them through sheer magical force. The only time he has actually been defeated by the Order was in their first encounter where he was brought down more by the fact that he was fooling around too much than by any skill on the part of the heroes, and even then he was able to escape pretty easily by virtue of the fact that Roy and crew didn't know how Liches work at the time. Even if the Order did know about his phylactery then, it's still protected by numerous epic level enchantments and it's extremely questionable whether they would have been able to destroy it even if they had captured it.

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** Lord English, who has all the problems you'd expect when you establish your villain as completely invincible, even retroactively so. Universes, [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], ghosts, [[spoiler:Andrew Hussie]], you name it, he can kill it in a single shot. As for manipulation skill? Try manipulating and an entire civilization, another major villain, and three sets of protagonist all to set up circumstances he decided himself, [[ComplexityAddiction for the hell of it]]. Okay, so some of that was due to his omniscient right-hand, who also only gets killed thanks to him ''wanting to die'', but it still counts. Each new revelation about his backstory shows how Sburb (and its variations) bent over backwards to make him the villain he is today.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has the main villain Xykon who certainly counts. He has defeated the Order in every encounter but one, though the heroes (or just plain luck) have always done just enough to keep Xykon from achieving his goal: Gaining gaining access to one of the Gates. This includes the fact that Xykon has gone up against some of the most powerful mortals in the world in pursuing the Gates and simply overpowered them through sheer magical force. The only time he has actually been defeated by the Order was in their first encounter where he was brought down more by the fact that he was fooling around too much than by any skill on the part of the heroes, and even then he was able to escape pretty easily by virtue of the fact that Roy and crew didn't know how Liches work at the time. Even if the Order did know about his phylactery then, it's still protected by numerous epic level enchantments and it's extremely questionable whether they would have been able to destroy it even if they had captured it.



* In WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged, MR. Popo is depicted as an absurdly powerful psychopath. It was he, not King Yemma, who was the first to run Snake Way. All the good guys are terrified of him, especially Krillin. He is shown to be so powerful that even lifeless objects are afraid of him, and activate the moment his name is spoken because they "just know better". Popo can even appear in the real world and attack people. Popo has also demonstrated the ability to invade other abridged series. When the sun is blown up in the first abridged Cooler movie, Popo puts the sun back just like that. None of the good guys ever stand up to him, and it is shown that he is the boss of Kami. When Garlic jr. and his minions invade the lookout, Popo easily kills them all. Popo never gets punished in any way for his crimes, as the heroes are too weak next to him to do anything. Popo is a rare version of this trope in that most fans actually like him [[ParodySue because he's an overpowering villain played for laughs]]. recent information suggests he is not completely invincible however, as it is shown that he can get a real bad trip from taking too many drugs, and he is implied to fear Cell.

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* In WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged, MR. Popo is depicted as an absurdly powerful psychopath. It was he, not King Yemma, who was the first to run Snake Way. All the good guys are terrified of him, especially Krillin. He is shown to be so powerful that even lifeless objects are afraid of him, and activate the moment his name is spoken because they "just know better". Popo can even appear in the real world and attack people. Popo has also demonstrated the ability to invade other abridged series. When the sun is blown up in the first abridged Cooler movie, Popo puts the sun back just like that. None of the good guys ever stand up to him, and it is shown that he is the boss of Kami. When Garlic jr. and his minions invade the lookout, Popo easily kills them all. Popo never gets punished in any way for his crimes, as the heroes are too weak next to him to do anything. Popo is a rare version of this trope in that most fans actually like him [[ParodySue because he's an overpowering villain played for laughs]]. recent Recent information suggests he is not completely invincible however, as it is shown that he can get a real bad trip from taking too many drugs, and he is implied to fear Cell.



* 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 times 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''.



** Amon; 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 DiabolusExMachina (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.

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** Amon; 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 rival's powers]]. And he did nothing but ''win'' until the finale, even succeeding in de-powering two major characters [[spoiler:(though temporary)]]. temporarily)]]. Fortunately, this was balanced by a good CharacterDevelopment in the finale, finale and 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 DiabolusExMachina (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, 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 her 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.

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* The Light from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' takes this trope UpToEleven; the group consist in consists of 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.



** 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.]]

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** 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.]]



* 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.

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* 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 a 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.
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