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* In 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 DragonBallZAbridged, 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.
21st Jul '16 11:02:49 AM Boober
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** Despite being made to look like a weak, sniveling, pathetic coward outside of matches, Wrestling/SethRollins ultimately fits the bill of an Invincible Villain. Much like the other members of the Authority, he pretty much always wins, and on the off-chance he loses, chances are there will be a rematch where Rollins wins and gets the last laugh over whatever Babyface stood in his way (prime examples being Wrestling/DeanAmbrose, John Cena, Randy Orton, and Brock Lesnar). His WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign ended prematurely due to an [[ReaLLifeWritesThePlot injury]], but upon his return, he was immediately thrust back into the top Heel role and within a month, defeated Wrestling/RomanReigns (who is often labeled a boring invincible hero) clean to win the title back (though he ended up losing it to Dean Ambrose minutes later thanks to Money in the Bank). Later, he was made the very first pick in the 2016 Draft.
20th Jul '16 4:58:46 PM X2X
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** Golbez of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', which is no surprise when you consider how many ''Final Fantasy'' games are already up here. The first time he encounters the party, he effortlessly defeats them in a cutscene. The second time, he shrugs off the most powerful magic in the game [[spoiler:turning Tellah's HeroicSacrifice using the DangerousForbiddenTechnique into a SenselessSacrifice]]. Golbez's [[spoiler:mind control over Kain]] isn't even broken at the time, though he has the wits to fake it. The next time, he once more beats the entire party and is about to claim an easy victory until a BigDamnHeroes moment by [[spoiler:Rydia]]. But just when you think his invincibility has run out, nope, he gets away with [[spoiler:his real target, the Dwarves' Crystal]]. In short, not once in the game can the heroes even slow down his evil plans, though you do get to defeat him in a boss battle. In an odd case for this trope, it's shown that one of his {{Four|IsDeath]] [[FourElementEnsemble Archfiends]], [[PlayingWithFire Rubicante]], is actually stronger than he is.

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** Golbez of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', which is no surprise when you consider how many ''Final Fantasy'' games are already up here. The first time he encounters the party, he effortlessly defeats them in a cutscene. The second time, he shrugs off the most powerful magic in the game [[spoiler:turning Tellah's HeroicSacrifice using the DangerousForbiddenTechnique into a SenselessSacrifice]]. Golbez's [[spoiler:mind control over Kain]] isn't even broken at the time, though he has the wits to fake it. The next time, he once more beats the entire party and is about to claim an easy victory until a BigDamnHeroes moment by [[spoiler:Rydia]]. But just when you think his invincibility has run out, nope, he gets away with [[spoiler:his real target, the Dwarves' Crystal]]. In short, not once in the game can the heroes even slow down his evil plans, though you do get to defeat him in a boss battle. In an odd case for this trope, it's shown that one of his {{Four|IsDeath]] {{Four|IsDeath}} [[FourElementEnsemble Archfiends]], [[PlayingWithFire Rubicante]], is actually stronger than he is.



** From the same game we also have [[WorldsStrongestMan Azrael]], The Mad Dog, who combines this trope with TooPowerfulToLive. To give you a good idea, think Relius and Terumi, merge them together and crank it UpToEleven. While Azrael is not a tactical planner or a MagnificentBastard like the former two, he makes up for it in [[SuperStrength raw physical power]]. Both Story Mode and his Arcade Mode basically consists of him steamrolling over the cast and he even admits he's only using ''[[WillfullyWeak a fraction of his actual power]]''. [[note]]The tattoos on his body are a seal called Enchant Dragonov that helps him [[PowerLimiter suppress his strength]] so he doesn't kill his enemies outright.[[/note]] And even then, he either decimates strong opponents like Ragna or Valkenhayn or forces other opponents like Hakumen and Rachel to retreat. And unlike the above two he's never been defeated in a straight-up fight and had to be [[spoiler:sealed away in the space between dimensions by Kokonoe to be dealt with]]. [[note]]Not that it stops him from having fans. In fact, much like Relius, many fans love him partially ''because'' of this trope. It helps that unlike the above two, he wasn't as active in the plot so he didn't suffer overexposure. It also helps that he didn't come off as obnoxously broken as Terumi. And seeing that this is a fighting game and there's [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction one more game left]]... you can bet that Azrael will come back.[[/note]]
* '''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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** From the same game we also have [[WorldsStrongestMan Azrael]], The Mad Dog, who combines this trope with TooPowerfulToLive. To give you a good idea, think Relius and Terumi, merge them together and crank it UpToEleven. While Azrael is not a tactical planner or a MagnificentBastard like the former two, he makes up for it in [[SuperStrength raw physical power]]. Both Story Mode and his Arcade Mode basically consists of him steamrolling over the cast and he even admits he's only using ''[[WillfullyWeak a fraction of his actual power]]''. [[note]]The tattoos on his body are a seal called Enchant Dragonov that helps him [[PowerLimiter suppress his strength]] so he doesn't kill his enemies outright.[[/note]] And even then, he either decimates strong opponents like Ragna or Valkenhayn or forces other opponents like Hakumen and Rachel to retreat. And unlike the above two he's never been defeated in a straight-up fight and had to be [[spoiler:sealed away in the space between dimensions by Kokonoe to be dealt with]]. [[note]]Not that it stops him from having fans. In fact, much like Relius, many fans love him partially ''because'' of this trope. It helps that unlike the above two, he wasn't as active in the plot so he didn't suffer overexposure. It also helps that he didn't come off as obnoxously broken as Terumi. And seeing that this is a fighting game and there's [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction one more game left]]... you can bet that Azrael will come back. Turns out that he ends up ''breaking out of'' the sealed space Kokonoe shunted him off to. Hoo boy.[[/note]]
* '''Franchise/CarmenSandiego''' '''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.
20th Jul '16 4:56:43 PM X2X
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** [[spoiler:He'd later subvert it, though, because when the heroes actually make a dent in the Tower of Babil, he shows up, visibly upset that they ruined his plan... Then Fusoya does something to him to jog his memory... and it turns out Golbez was BrainwashedAndCrazy all along, he's actually a good guy! And he's going to help you defeat the GreaterScopeVillain, Zemus! ... He's not so invincible as a good guy and ends up getting one-shot by [[OneWingedAngel Zeromus]] after [[CutsceneBoss dealing with Zemus in a cutscene]], leaving our heroes to finish the job. This also explains the power discrepancy mentioned above; the Elemental Archfiends were really subservient to Zemus above all, though they do seem to have been genuinely fond of Golbez judging by ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]''.]]

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** *** [[spoiler:He'd later subvert it, though, because when the heroes actually make a dent in the Tower of Babil, he shows up, visibly upset that they ruined his plan... Then Fusoya does something to him to jog his memory... and it turns out Golbez was BrainwashedAndCrazy all along, he's actually a good guy! And he's going to help you defeat the GreaterScopeVillain, Zemus! ... He's not so invincible as a good guy and ends up getting one-shot by [[OneWingedAngel Zeromus]] after [[CutsceneBoss dealing with Zemus in a cutscene]], leaving our heroes to finish the job. This also explains the power discrepancy mentioned above; the Elemental Archfiends were really subservient to Zemus above all, though they do seem to have been genuinely fond of Golbez judging by ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]''.]]
20th Jul '16 4:55:58 PM X2X
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** Then there is Yhwach, the King of the Quincies, who had gotten so bad that he is considered the Quincy equivalent of Madara Uchiha. He fights against Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but in reality, that was a Quincy named [[spoiler: Royd Lloyd]] who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the true Yhwach goes to see and talk with Aizen. The real one shows up, he quickly steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will ultimately empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger, no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Soul King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power, "The Almighty", his actual Schrift, essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses, so long as he knows said power. He also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overwhelmingly powerful that he instantly breaks Ichigo's [[spoiler: true Bankai the very moment after it's revealed, successfully negated Orihime's powers, and rendered Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless.]] OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow.

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** Then there is Yhwach, the King of the Quincies, who had gotten so bad that he is considered the Quincy equivalent of Madara Uchiha. He fights against Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but in reality, that was a Quincy named [[spoiler: Royd Lloyd]] who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the true Yhwach goes to see and talk with Aizen. The real one shows up, he quickly steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will ultimately empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger, no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Soul King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power, "The Almighty", Almighty," his actual Schrift, essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses, so long as he knows said power. He also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overwhelmingly powerful that he instantly breaks Ichigo's [[spoiler: true [[spoiler:true Bankai the very moment after it's revealed, successfully negated Orihime's powers, and rendered Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless.]] useless]]. OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow.



* ''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''''' {{Retcon}}ned {{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.him because they were following [[GambitRoulette his long-planned schemes]] all along.]]



* Caius Ballad from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' possesses the Heart of Chaos, which makes him immortal and also connects him to the goddess Etro. [[spoiler:If he dies, so does she. This [[DownerEnding actually happens at the end of the game.]].]] Due to him being the overseer of the world's timeline, he has gained vast knowledge of every possible scenario and uses it to his advantage.
** TheStinger that's shown if you collect all of the fragments reveals that [[spoiler: he's still alive]], and in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', [[spoiler: it turns out that he actually has CompleteImmortality, being unable to die as long the souls of countless incarnations of Yeul desire for him to live, and has become a part of the Chaos itself, though having reached his goal, he's now content to simply watch things unfold.]]
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' seems to be fond of these types of villains, because ''all'' of it's known villains are this in some way, shape, or form. Two of them prove to be not so invincible after all in ''Chronophantasma'', though.
** Relius Clover has remained enigmatic in his ability to plan ahead and outfit Ignis accordingly, and while he has little direct impact on the story, it's safe to say that a large portion of the EvilPlan is of his creation. [[note]]Not that this stops him from having fans - in fact, some ''prefer'' Relius over Terumi for being the "brain trust" and coming off as less obnoxiously broken.[[/note]] Further, while Relius avoids conflict most of the time, almost any time someone fights him, they either get subdued and/or apprehended, or it's time for a BadEnding. [[spoiler:The exception is Valkenhayn, who thrashes him enough to force him to withdraw, but not enough to derail the plan. In ''Chronophantasma'', while Ragna and Noel (followed by Makoto and Tsubaki) help Bang hold off Relius, Litchi and Carl, it isn't until Valkenhayn intervenes that Bang gets to use the Lynchpin and Rettenjou on his terms, effectively scuttling Relius' plans completely and leaving him a broken shell of a man leashed by his own pawns for the sake of saving people he never had any intention of aiding - whether this holds in the last act is yet to be seen.]]

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* While not exceedingly common, a few of these have reared their heads in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series.
** Barthandelus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. The whole ending is you kicking the guy's ass, followed by him gloating that you just played right into his hands. Followed by the heroes proclaiming that they won't let him dictate their fates... before doing exactly what he ''just said'' he wanted them to do. Even his eventual defeat happens in the most aggravating way possible, as [[spoiler:this is all in service of a plan that's nothing more than a wild stab in the dark to get God's attention and have a little chat. And since the heroes do eventually win, we never find out if it would have actually worked.]]
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Caius Ballad from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' possesses the Heart of Chaos, which makes him immortal and also connects him to the goddess Etro. [[spoiler:If he dies, so does she. This [[DownerEnding This actually happens at the end of the game.]].]] ]]]] Due to him being the overseer of the world's timeline, he has gained vast knowledge of every possible scenario and uses it to his advantage.
** *** TheStinger that's shown if you collect all of the fragments reveals that [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's still alive]], and in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it turns out that he actually has CompleteImmortality, being unable to die as long the souls of countless incarnations of Yeul desire for him to live, and has become a part of the Chaos itself, though having reached his goal, he's now content to simply watch things unfold.]]
** Golbez of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', which is no surprise when you consider how many ''Final Fantasy'' games are already up here. The first time he encounters the party, he effortlessly defeats them in a cutscene. The second time, he shrugs off the most powerful magic in the game [[spoiler:turning Tellah's HeroicSacrifice using the DangerousForbiddenTechnique into a SenselessSacrifice]]. Golbez's [[spoiler:mind control over Kain]] isn't even broken at the time, though he has the wits to fake it. The next time, he once more beats the entire party and is about to claim an easy victory until a BigDamnHeroes moment by [[spoiler:Rydia]]. But just when you think his invincibility has run out, nope, he gets away with [[spoiler:his real target, the Dwarves' Crystal]]. In short, not once in the game can the heroes even slow down his evil plans, though you do get to defeat him in a boss battle. In an odd case for this trope, it's shown that one of his {{Four|IsDeath]] [[FourElementEnsemble Archfiends]], [[PlayingWithFire Rubicante]], is actually stronger than he is.
** [[spoiler:He'd later subvert it, though, because when the heroes actually make a dent in the Tower of Babil, he shows up, visibly upset that they ruined his plan... Then Fusoya does something to him to jog his memory... and it turns out Golbez was BrainwashedAndCrazy all along, he's actually a good guy! And he's going to help you defeat the GreaterScopeVillain, Zemus! ... He's not so invincible as a good guy and ends up getting one-shot by [[OneWingedAngel Zeromus]] after [[CutsceneBoss dealing with Zemus in a cutscene]], leaving our heroes to finish the job. This also explains the power discrepancy mentioned above; the Elemental Archfiends were really subservient to Zemus above all, though they do seem to have been genuinely fond of Golbez judging by ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]''.]]
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' seems to be fond of these types of villains, because ''all'' of it's its known villains are this in some way, shape, or form. Two of them prove to be not so invincible after all in ''Chronophantasma'', ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]]'', though.
** Relius Clover has remained enigmatic in his ability to plan ahead and outfit Ignis accordingly, and while he has little direct impact on the story, it's safe to say that a large portion of the EvilPlan is of his creation. [[note]]Not that this stops him from having fans - -- in fact, some ''prefer'' Relius over Terumi for being the "brain trust" and coming off as less obnoxiously broken.[[/note]] Further, while Relius avoids conflict most of the time, almost any time someone fights him, they either get subdued and/or apprehended, or it's time for a BadEnding. [[spoiler:The exception is Valkenhayn, who thrashes him enough to force him to withdraw, but not enough to derail the plan. In ''Chronophantasma'', while Ragna and Noel (followed by Makoto and Tsubaki) help Bang hold off Relius, Litchi and Carl, it isn't until Valkenhayn intervenes that Bang gets to use the Lynchpin and Rettenjou on his terms, effectively scuttling Relius' plans completely and leaving him a broken shell of a man leashed by his own pawns for the sake of saving people he never had any intention of aiding - -- whether this holds in the last act is yet to be seen.]]



** Imperator Librarius, like Relius, mostly provided crippling support in ''Continuum Shift'', and when she acted as if she was in charge of affairs, Rachel refused to buy it. However, ''Chronophantasma'' paints a different picture with this trope front and center: [[spoiler:as Hades of Izanami, an avatar of death, she possesses powers beyond what the protagonists have shown to be able to handle, up to and including drawing Take-Mikzuchi from orbit and firing at Rachel and Amaterasu (the former using Tsukuyomi to protect the latter) with impunity, and later causes Nu to merge with Ragna, driving the latter's Azure Grimoire out of control and having him overwhelm Noel and Jin, the latter beaten to an inch of his life. To drive the point home that she's the power in charge, she leaves Terumi and Relius to their fates, having no further use for them.]]
** From the same game we also have [[WorldsStrongestMan Azrael]], The Mad Dog, who combines this trope with TooPowerfulToLive. To give you a good idea, think Relius and Terumi, merge them together and crank it UpToEleven. While Azrael is not a tactical planner or a MagnificentBastard like the former two, he makes up for it in [[SuperStrength raw physical power]]. Both Story Mode and his Arcade mode basically consists of him steamrolling over the cast and he even admits he's only using ''[[WillfullyWeak a fraction of his actual power]]''. [[note]]The tattoos on his body are a seal called Enchant Dragonov that helps him suppress his strength so he doesn't kill his enemies outright.[[/note]] And even then, he either decimates strong opponents like Ragna or Valkenhayn or forces other opponents like Hakumen and Rachel to retreat. And unlike the above two he's never been defeated in a straight up fight and had to be [[spoiler:sealed away in the space between dimensions by Kokonoe to be dealt with.]] [[note]]Not that it stops him from having fans. In fact, much like Relius, many fans love him partially ''because'' of this trope. It helps that unlike the above two, he wasn't as active in the plot so he didn't suffer overexposure. It also helps that he didn't come off as obnoxously broken as Terumi. And seeing that this is a fighting game and there's one more game left... you can bet that Azrael will come back.[[/note]]

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** Imperator Librarius, like Relius, mostly provided crippling support in ''Continuum Shift'', ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]'', and when she acted as if she was in charge of affairs, Rachel refused to buy it. However, ''Chronophantasma'' paints a different picture with this trope front and center: [[spoiler:as Hades of Izanami, an avatar of death, she possesses powers beyond what the protagonists have shown to be able to handle, up to and including drawing Take-Mikzuchi Take-Mikazuchi from orbit and firing at Rachel and Amaterasu (the former using Tsukuyomi to protect the latter) with impunity, and later causes Nu to merge with Ragna, driving the latter's Azure Grimoire out of control and having him overwhelm Noel and Jin, the latter beaten to an inch of his life. To drive the point home that she's the power in charge, she leaves Terumi and Relius to their fates, having no further use for them.]]
** From the same game we also have [[WorldsStrongestMan Azrael]], The Mad Dog, who combines this trope with TooPowerfulToLive. To give you a good idea, think Relius and Terumi, merge them together and crank it UpToEleven. While Azrael is not a tactical planner or a MagnificentBastard like the former two, he makes up for it in [[SuperStrength raw physical power]]. Both Story Mode and his Arcade mode Mode basically consists of him steamrolling over the cast and he even admits he's only using ''[[WillfullyWeak a fraction of his actual power]]''. [[note]]The tattoos on his body are a seal called Enchant Dragonov that helps him [[PowerLimiter suppress his strength strength]] so he doesn't kill his enemies outright.[[/note]] And even then, he either decimates strong opponents like Ragna or Valkenhayn or forces other opponents like Hakumen and Rachel to retreat. And unlike the above two he's never been defeated in a straight up straight-up fight and had to be [[spoiler:sealed away in the space between dimensions by Kokonoe to be dealt with.]] with]]. [[note]]Not that it stops him from having fans. In fact, much like Relius, many fans love him partially ''because'' of this trope. It helps that unlike the above two, he wasn't as active in the plot so he didn't suffer overexposure. It also helps that he didn't come off as obnoxously broken as Terumi. And seeing that this is a fighting game and there's [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction one more game left...left]]... you can bet that Azrael will come back.[[/note]]



* Barthandelus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''. The whole ending is you kicking the guy's ass, followed by him gloating that you just played right into his hands. Followed by the heroes proclaiming that they won't let him dictate their fates...before doing exactly what he ''just said'' he wanted them to do. Even his eventual defeat happens in the most aggravating way possible, as [[spoiler:this is all in service of a plan that's nothing more than a wild stab in the dark to get God's attention and have a little chat. And since the heroes do eventually win, we never find out if it would have actually worked.]]
* Golbez of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', which is no surprise when you consider how many ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games are already up here. The first time he encounters the party, he effortlessly defeats them in a cut scene. The second time, he shrugs off the most powerful magic in the game [[spoiler: turning Tellah's HeroicSacrifice using the DangerousForbiddenTechnique into a SenselessSacrifice]]. Golbez's [[spoiler: mind-control over Kain]] isn't even broken at the time, though he has the wits to fake it. The next time, he once-more beats the entire party and is about to claim an easy victory until a BigDamnHeroes moment by [[spoiler: Rydia]]. But just when you think his invincibility has run out, nope, he gets away with [[spoiler: his real target, the Dwarves' crystal]]. In short, not once in the game can the heroes even slow down his evil plans, though you do get to defeat him in a boss battle. In an odd case for this troope, it's shown that one of his [[FourIsDeath Four Archfiends]] is actually stronger than he is.
** [[spoiler:He'd later subvert it though, because when the heroes actually make a dent in the Tower of Babil, he came up, visibly upset that they ruined his plan... Then [=FuSoYa=] did something to him... and turns out Golbez was BrainwashedAndCrazy all along, he's actually a good guy! And he's going to help you defeat the BiggerBad, Zemus! ... He's not so invincible as a good guy and one-shotted by Zemus, leaving our heroes to take care of him.]]
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* Bill Williamson, {{Crazy Prepared}} {{Dangerously Genre Savvy}} CreatorsPet {{Villain Protagonist}} from Uwe Boll's "Film/{{Rampage}} 1 & 2 plays this straight as a bloody arrow. In both films, his titular rampages go exactly according to plan, and he kills nearly a hundred innocents per film with out even a scratch, and gets away Scott-free by either a {{Frame up}} or by faking his death. In his defense, most of his victims are unarmed civilians who can't fight back, but even when the authorities do manage to engage him, his homemade Kevlar suit and {{Bottomless Magazines}} make him pretty much unbeatable. The closest anyone came to landing a blow on him was in the first film, where a civilian tackled him from behind and called to the others to help him disarm Williamson, but this scene just serves to show why such a tactic wouldn't work, as Bill somehow manages to slit the man's throat with an army knife we saw him equip earlier and gun down the the other civvies in retaliation, even though the man was on his back, and Bill was in a physically constraining Kevlar suit.

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* Bill Williamson, {{Crazy Prepared}} {{Dangerously Genre Savvy}} {{Chessmaster}} CreatorsPet {{Villain Protagonist}} from Uwe Boll's "Film/{{Rampage}} 1 & 2 plays this straight as a bloody arrow. In both films, his titular rampages go exactly according to plan, and he kills nearly a hundred innocents per film with out even a scratch, and gets away Scott-free by either a {{Frame up}} or by faking his death. In his defense, most of his victims are unarmed civilians who can't fight back, but even when the authorities do manage to engage him, his homemade Kevlar suit and {{Bottomless Magazines}} make him pretty much unbeatable. The closest anyone came to landing a blow on him was in the first film, where a civilian tackled him from behind and called to the others to help him disarm Williamson, but this scene just serves to show why such a tactic wouldn't work, as Bill somehow manages to slit the man's throat with an army knife we saw him equip earlier and gun down the the other civvies in retaliation, even though the man was on his back, and Bill was in a physically constraining Kevlar suit.
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** From the Invading Army Arc, we have [[FillerVillain Kagezora Inaba]]. His Shikai allows him to create portals that are mainly used to cause his opponents to attack themselves. He also created and controls the Reigai, Mod Souls that are essentially stronger and more aggressive copies of the Gotei 13 Captains, Vice Captains, and any other named Shinigami of considerable power, excluding Ichigo, (who's Hollow powers prevent Inaba from making one of him), and Yamamoto (the Strongest of the Gotei). After he's backed into a corner, Inaba reveals he can use his Shikai to teleport, and that he's a Mod Soul himself and can just hijack another Reigai's body to fully heal himself, and turn it into his body, leaving the other Reigai in his old injured body. Then it turns out that he can '''endlessly resurrect every single defeated Reigai''', including the one's who had their pill forms destroyed. Then the reigai are revealed to have PowerLimiters that, when removed, make the Reigai so powerful that not even the Gotei 13 or Yamamoto (who were already struggling to fight them) can stand a chance against even the weaker ones. He also has the ability to simultaneously absorb Ichigo, Yamamoto (strongest fire Zanpaktou), AND [[CreatorsPet Nozomi Kujo]] (the ability to hurl an opponent's attack back at them drastically more powerful)'s powers and hurl it back at them, easily defeating Yamamoto, who even Aizen wouldn't take on without negating his power. When Ichigo FINALLY manages to seemingly defeat him using the last of his powers, Inaba reveals that he has a cloning ability that makes Ichigo waste the last of his powers on a clone. Urahara's stealthy tactics that were similiar to a century ago? Inaba is GenreSavvy enough to catch on and ''sabotage'' it with a Reigai of Urahara. Then, Inaba and Nozomi are revealed to be 2 parts of one person, Ōko Yushima, who went brain dead after making them. When Inaba captures Nozomi and merges with her to create the Mod Soul Ōko, he's revealed to have BOTH Inaba and Nozomi's powers as his Shikai, making him the most powerful villain in Filler. His Shikai is so powerful, it's able to destroy Soul Society with its mere presence.[[note]]The only other thing that powerful in canon is Yamamoto's '''Bankai'''[[/note]] It gets so bad that it takes [[PluckyComicRelief Kon]] and one of the worst AssPull cop-outs in Bleach filler: the Reigai randomly turn against Ōko, sacrificing themselves to stop him from blowing up Soul Society, and Nozomi fighting from within to destroy Ōko's Soul Chain (which Mod Souls don't even have), just to make him weak enough that Ichigo is FINALLY able to kill him.

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** From the Invading Army Arc, we have [[FillerVillain Kagezora Inaba]]. His Shikai allows him to create portals that are mainly used to cause his opponents to attack themselves. He also created and controls the Reigai, Mod Souls that are essentially stronger and more aggressive copies of the Gotei 13 Captains, Vice Captains, and any other named Shinigami of considerable power, excluding Ichigo, (who's Hollow powers prevent Inaba from making one of him), and Yamamoto (the Strongest of the Gotei). After he's backed into a corner, Inaba reveals he can use his Shikai to teleport, and that he's a Mod Soul himself and can just hijack another Reigai's body to fully heal himself, and turn it into his body, leaving the other Reigai in his old injured body. Then it turns out that he can '''endlessly resurrect every single defeated Reigai''', including the one's who had their pill forms destroyed. Then the reigai are revealed to have PowerLimiters that, when removed, make the Reigai so powerful that not even the Gotei 13 or Yamamoto (who were already struggling to fight them) can stand a chance against even the weaker ones. He also has the ability to simultaneously absorb Ichigo, Yamamoto (strongest fire Zanpaktou), AND [[CreatorsPet Nozomi Kujo]] (the ability to hurl an opponent's attack back at them drastically more powerful)'s powers and hurl it back at them, easily defeating Yamamoto, who even Aizen wouldn't take on without negating his power. When Ichigo FINALLY manages to seemingly defeat him using the last of his powers, Inaba reveals that he has a cloning ability that makes Ichigo waste the last of his powers on a clone. Urahara's stealthy tactics that were similiar to a century ago? Inaba is GenreSavvy smart enough to catch on and ''sabotage'' it with a Reigai of Urahara. Then, Inaba and Nozomi are revealed to be 2 parts of one person, Ōko Yushima, who went brain dead after making them. When Inaba captures Nozomi and merges with her to create the Mod Soul Ōko, he's revealed to have BOTH Inaba and Nozomi's powers as his Shikai, making him the most powerful villain in Filler. His Shikai is so powerful, it's able to destroy Soul Society with its mere presence.[[note]]The only other thing that powerful in canon is Yamamoto's '''Bankai'''[[/note]] It gets so bad that it takes [[PluckyComicRelief Kon]] and one of the worst AssPull cop-outs in Bleach filler: the Reigai randomly turn against Ōko, sacrificing themselves to stop him from blowing up Soul Society, and Nozomi fighting from within to destroy Ōko's Soul Chain (which Mod Souls don't even have), just to make him weak enough that Ichigo is FINALLY able to kill him.



* The future Sentinels from ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. The only way to truly stop them (and the main plot of the film) is to attempt to [[spoiler:rewrite history so that they were never created to begin with]]. Interestingly, the film also features an Main/InvincibleHero [[spoiler:Quicksilver]]. Though they do not meet each other [[spoiler:due to existing in different time lines]].

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* The future Sentinels from ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. The only way to truly stop them (and the main plot of the film) is to attempt to [[spoiler:rewrite history so that they were never created to begin with]]. Interestingly, the film also features an Main/InvincibleHero InvincibleHero [[spoiler:Quicksilver]]. Though they do not meet each other [[spoiler:due to existing in different time lines]].



* [[KnightOfCerebus Nukus]] from BigBadBeetleBorgs started out as the OutsideContextProblem variant of this; as soon as he brought to life, he proves DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough to destroy the Beetle Borgs' weaponry, leaving them gradually losing. When they finally defeated the invincible monster he created to fight them, it turns out [[ILetYouWin he let them do it]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder so he could get rid of the actual villains]] [[MakeWayForTheNewVillains and take over as the new]] BigBad. He then proceeds to deliver a CurbStompBattle to the protagonists, obliterating their powers, and transforms the one who gave them power into ice. Of course, once the protagonists got new powers and he became the new BigBad, he lost this status and ended up defeated on regular basis.

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* [[KnightOfCerebus Nukus]] from BigBadBeetleBorgs started out as the OutsideContextProblem variant of this; as soon as he brought to life, he proves DangerouslyGenreSavvy savvy enough to destroy the Beetle Borgs' weaponry, leaving them gradually losing. When they finally defeated the invincible monster he created to fight them, it turns out [[ILetYouWin he let them do it]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder so he could get rid of the actual villains]] [[MakeWayForTheNewVillains and take over as the new]] BigBad. He then proceeds to deliver a CurbStompBattle to the protagonists, obliterating their powers, and transforms the one who gave them power into ice. Of course, once the protagonists got new powers and he became the new BigBad, he lost this status and ended up defeated on regular basis.



* Hannibal Lecter from ''Series/{{Hannibal}}''. The result of the writers pulling [[Main/TheBadGuyWins The Bad Guy Wins]] one too many times. A DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[Main/TheChessmaster chessmaster]] highly skilled in manipulation (and playing [[Main/XanatosSpeedChess Xanatos Speed Chess]]), he flawlessly plays everyone like a fiddle in the series, up to and including everyone who knows he is the [[spoiler:Chesapeake Ripper]]. To make it worse, he always gets away with his crimes. In the Season one finale "Savoureux", he successfully [[spoiler:frames the protagonist Will Graham for his murders]]. And in the Season two finale “Mizumono”, [[spoiler:he manages to beat Jack in hand-to-hand combat and grievously wound him, have Alana pushed out of a window by Abigail Hobbs (who he secretly kept alive all season), gut Will Graham, and then cut Abigail's throat. He then makes his escape, leaving all four of them to their gruesome fates. The last shot of the season is him on a plane out of the country. This time it is, at least, a bitter victory; he was very hurt by Will's "betrayal" or he wouldn't have reacted so violently.]]

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* Hannibal Lecter from ''Series/{{Hannibal}}''. The result of the writers pulling [[Main/TheBadGuyWins The Bad Guy Wins]] TheBadGuyWins one too many times. A DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[Main/TheChessmaster [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] highly skilled in manipulation (and playing [[Main/XanatosSpeedChess Xanatos Speed Chess]]), XanatosSpeedChess), he flawlessly plays everyone like a fiddle in the series, up to and including everyone who knows he is the [[spoiler:Chesapeake Ripper]]. To make it worse, he always gets away with his crimes. In the Season one finale "Savoureux", he successfully [[spoiler:frames the protagonist Will Graham for his murders]]. And in the Season two finale “Mizumono”, [[spoiler:he manages to beat Jack in hand-to-hand combat and grievously wound him, have Alana pushed out of a window by Abigail Hobbs (who he secretly kept alive all season), gut Will Graham, and then cut Abigail's throat. He then makes his escape, leaving all four of them to their gruesome fates. The last shot of the season is him on a plane out of the country. This time it is, at least, a bitter victory; he was very hurt by Will's "betrayal" or he wouldn't have reacted so violently.]]



* [[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]].

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* [[Main.IntangibleMan [[IntangibleMan Ghost]] from ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' consciously avoids the usual [[Main/VillainBall [[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]] very smart (he figures out the titular heroes’ identity and blackmails him with it; knows that he [[Main/ChronicHeroSyndrome ChronicHeroSyndrome cares more about saving people]] people than fighting [[Main/MonsterOfTheWeek [[MonsterOfTheWeek bad guys]] and uses this to [[Main/ManipulativeBastard ManipulativeBastard his advantage]]) advantage) and having [[Main/CrazyPrepared [[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 [[TheBadGuyWins ALWAYS achieves his goals in the end]]. It also helps being [[Main/MagnificentBastard [[MagnificentBastard extremely charismatic]].



** 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.

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** 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 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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** Then there is Yhwach, the King of the Quincies, who had gotten so bad that he is considered the Quincy equivalent of Madara Uchiha. He fights against Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but in reality, that was a Quincy named [[spoiler: Royd Lloyd]] who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the true Yhwach goes to see and talk with Aizen. The real one shows up, he quickly steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will ultimately empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger, no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Soul King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power, "The Almighty", essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses, so long as he knows said power. He also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overwhelmingly powerful that he instantly breaks Ichigo's [[spoiler: true Bankai the very moment after it's revealed, successfully negated Orihime's powers, and rendered Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless.]] OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow.

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** Then there is Yhwach, the King of the Quincies, who had gotten so bad that he is considered the Quincy equivalent of Madara Uchiha. He fights against Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but in reality, that was a Quincy named [[spoiler: Royd Lloyd]] who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the true Yhwach goes to see and talk with Aizen. The real one shows up, he quickly steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will ultimately empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger, no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Soul King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power, "The Almighty", his actual Schrift, essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses, so long as he knows said power. He also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overwhelmingly powerful that he instantly breaks Ichigo's [[spoiler: true Bankai the very moment after it's revealed, successfully negated Orihime's powers, and rendered Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless.]] OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow.



** 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.]]

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** 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 gets 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 DIGIMON]] in order to kill him. Even then, it's it is 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.]]



** Broly from the 8th movie doesn't have much going for him as a villain, with little in the way of characterization and a flimsy motivation. He's basically what Goku would be without a sense of morals or sanity. What he does have is a level of power that is much higher than the others to which he uses to [[NoSell negate the attempts of the heroes]] and give them a thorough NoHoldsBarredBeatdown until an AssPull is needed to defeat him twice; the second time killing him by vaporizing him into the sun. And even that doesn't stop him as a clone of his, albeit much weaker causes a lot of trouble for Goten and Trunks.

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** Broly from the 8th movie doesn't have much going for him as a villain, with little in the way of characterization and a flimsy motivation. He's basically essentially what Goku would be without with neither a sense of morals or nor sanity. What he does have is a level of power that is much higher than the others to which he uses to [[NoSell negate the attempts of the heroes]] and give them a thorough NoHoldsBarredBeatdown until an AssPull is needed to defeat him twice; twice, the second time killing him by vaporizing him into the sun. And even that doesn't stop him as a clone of his, albeit much weaker causes a lot of trouble for Goten and Trunks.



* 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 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.
* Nui Harime and Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' were never seriously threatened by Ryuko and the others 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.

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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 . etc. The very few times he was actually defeated or killed was part of his plans and he eventually came back, 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.
* Nui Harime and Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' were never seriously threatened by Ryuko and the others 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 made it worse.



** ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' manages to top even this with Don Thousand. His ace monster has 10,000 attack and a plethora of broken abilities like destroying all of the opponents monsters and then summoning every monster sent to the grave that turn afterwards. Managed to destroy it? Congrats, now he gets to summon an even stronger version of it that has 100,000 (Yes, that's the correct number. One hundred thousand.), which is immune to card effects and MUST be attacked if you are able. Failure to attack it means you automatically lose the duel, and with an attack score like that, ''successfully'' attacking it means you lose the duel.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' manages to top even this with Don Thousand. His ace monster has 10,000 attack and a plethora of broken abilities great abilities, like destroying all of the opponents opponent's monsters and then summoning every monster sent to the grave graveyard that turn afterwards. Managed You managed to destroy it? Congrats, Congratulations, now he gets to summon an even stronger version of it that has 100,000 (Yes, that's the correct number. One hundred thousand.), which is immune to card effects and MUST be attacked if you are able.able to. Failure to attack it means you automatically lose the duel, and with an attack score like that, ''successfully'' attacking it means you lose the duel.



** 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]].

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** 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 gets 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]].



* 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 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 is 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 was 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 even [[TheFlash Wally West]]'' and ''enough willpower to convince a GreenLantern ring to not attack him''. The encounter ends with half the 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 is 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 was just fine afterwards.



* {{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.

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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 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 won't even feel like a breeze to him, his physical strength outclasses Supermans, Superman's, AND he posseses the Omega Beams, which can basically do anything he wants. And of course course, he's TheChessmaster, always three steps ahead of all his enemies.



* The Marvel Universe's [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] version of Loki was this at first. He was a reality warper who could rewrite history, summon armies of monsters, and make himself immune to physical attack including Thor's hammer. During the final battle, Thor mentions his powers have conveniently weakened allowing Thor to beat him. Suffered VillainDecay in later appearances where he was reduced to the traditional illusions and feats of sorcery.

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* The Marvel Universe's [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate]] version of Loki was this at first. He was a reality warper who could rewrite history, summon armies of monsters, and make himself immune to physical attack attacks and weapons, including Thor's hammer. During the final battle, Thor mentions his powers have conveniently weakened weakened, allowing Thor to beat him. Suffered Loki suffered VillainDecay in later appearances where he was reduced to the traditional illusions and feats of sorcery.



** Ironically the one time karma finally gets him is when he finally gets what he wants-to return home. Since his world is [[RealLife our own]], [[LaserGuidedKarma the fan backlash]] has trapped Prime in his own IronicHell.

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** Ironically Ironically, the one time karma finally gets him is when he finally gets what he wants-to wants to return home. Since his world is [[RealLife our own]], [[LaserGuidedKarma the fan backlash]] has trapped Prime in his own IronicHell.
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* Sosuke Aizen of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Introduced as a charismatic good guy, to being a MagnificentBastard, subsequent appearances played up his power, [[SmugSnake smugness]], GambitRoulette [[CrazyPrepared planning skills]], and [[KickTheDog NUKE the dog]] tendencies to nearly ridiculous levels. He declared his entire army of underlings weaker than him, and beat nearly all of the remaining good guys alone. Unfortunately, he never got to fight any of the characters capable of killing him until he had already gone through several transformations in power via a mysterious MacGuffin that made him effectively immune to everything thrown at him. [[spoiler: Once Ichigo showed up he got even stronger, and right about the time he had completely surpassed Ichigo the Hogyoku randomly took all his power away for no reason. But it left him immortal so he could only be imprisoned.]]
** From the Invading Army Arc, we have [[FillerVillain Kagezora Inaba]]. His Shikai allows him to create portals that are mainly used to cause his opponents to attack themselves. He's also created and controls the Reigai, Mod Souls that stronger and more aggressive copies of the Gotei 13 Captains, Vice Captains, and any other named Shinigami of considerable power, excluding Ichigo, (who's Hollow powers prevent Inaba from making one of him), and Yamamoto (the Strongest of the Gotei). After he's backed into a corner, Inaba reveals he can use his Shikai to teleport, and that he's a Mod Soul and can just hijack another Reigai's body to fully heal himself, and turn it into his body, leaving the other Reigai in his old injured body. Then it turns out that he can '''endlessly resurrect every single defeated Reigai''', including the one's who had their pill forms destroyed. Then the reigai are revealed to have PowerLimiters that, when removed, make the Reigai so powerful that not even the Gotei 13 or Yamamoto (who were already struggling to fight them) can stand a chance against even the weaker ones. He also has the ability to simultaneously absorb Ichigo, Yamamoto (strongest fire Zanpaktou), AND [[CreatorsPet Nozomi Kujo]] (the ability to hurl an opponents attack back at them drastically more powerful)'s powers and hurl it back at them, easily defeating Yamamoto, who even Aizen wouldn't take on without negating his power. When Ichigo FINALLY manages to seemingly defeat him using the last of his powers, Inaba reveals that he has a cloning ability that makes Ichigo waste the last of his powers on a clone. Urahara's stealthy tactics that were similiar to 100 years ago? Inaba is GenreSavvy enough to catch on and ''sabotage'' it with a Reigai of Urahara. Then, Inaba and Nozomi are revealed to be 2 parts of one person, Ōko Yushima, who went brain dead after making them. When Inaba captures Nozomi and merges with her to create the Mod Soul Ōko, he's revealed to have BOTH Inaba and Nozomi's powers as his Shikai, making him the most powerful villain in Filler. His Shikai is so powerful, it's able to destroy Soul Society with its mere presence.[[note]]The only other thing that powerful in canon is Yamamoto's '''Bankai'''[[/note]] It gets so bad that it takes [[PluckyComicRelief Kon]] and one of the worst AssPull cop-outs in Bleach filler: the Reigai randomly turn against Ōko, sacrificing themselves to stop him from blowing up Soul Society, and Nozomi fighting from within to destroy Ōko's Soul Chain (which mod souls don't even have), just to make him weak enough that Ichigo is FINALLY able to kill him.
** Then there's Yhwach, King of the Quincies, who has gotten so bad that he is considered the Quincy equivalent of Madara Uchiha. He fights against Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but in reality, that was a Quincy named [[spoiler: Royd Lloyd]] who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the true Yhwach goes to see and talk with Aizen. The real one shows up, he quickly steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will ultimately empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger, no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Soul King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power, "The Almighty", essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses, so long as he knows said power. He also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overwhelmingly powerful that he instantly breaks Ichigo's [[spoiler: true Bankai the very moment after it's revealed, successfully negated Orihime's powers, and rendered Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless.]] OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow.
* 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]].

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* Sosuke Aizen of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Introduced as a charismatic good guy, to being a MagnificentBastard, subsequent appearances played up his power, [[SmugSnake smugness]], GambitRoulette [[CrazyPrepared planning skills]], and [[KickTheDog NUKE the dog]] tendencies to nearly ridiculous levels. He oturight declared his entire army of underlings weaker than him, and beat nearly all of the remaining good guys Gotei 13 alone. Unfortunately, he never got to fight any of the characters anyone capable of killing him until he had already gone through several transformations in power via a mysterious MacGuffin [[Hougyoku MacGuffin]] that made him effectively immune to everything thrown at him. [[spoiler: Once Ichigo showed up he got even stronger, and right about the time he had completely surpassed Ichigo the Hogyoku randomly took all his power away for no reason. But it left him immortal so he could only be imprisoned.]]
** From the Invading Army Arc, we have [[FillerVillain Kagezora Inaba]]. His Shikai allows him to create portals that are mainly used to cause his opponents to attack themselves. He's He also created and controls the Reigai, Mod Souls that are essentially stronger and more aggressive copies of the Gotei 13 Captains, Vice Captains, and any other named Shinigami of considerable power, excluding Ichigo, (who's Hollow powers prevent Inaba from making one of him), and Yamamoto (the Strongest of the Gotei). After he's backed into a corner, Inaba reveals he can use his Shikai to teleport, and that he's a Mod Soul himself and can just hijack another Reigai's body to fully heal himself, and turn it into his body, leaving the other Reigai in his old injured body. Then it turns out that he can '''endlessly resurrect every single defeated Reigai''', including the one's who had their pill forms destroyed. Then the reigai are revealed to have PowerLimiters that, when removed, make the Reigai so powerful that not even the Gotei 13 or Yamamoto (who were already struggling to fight them) can stand a chance against even the weaker ones. He also has the ability to simultaneously absorb Ichigo, Yamamoto (strongest fire Zanpaktou), AND [[CreatorsPet Nozomi Kujo]] (the ability to hurl an opponents opponent's attack back at them drastically more powerful)'s powers and hurl it back at them, easily defeating Yamamoto, who even Aizen wouldn't take on without negating his power. When Ichigo FINALLY manages to seemingly defeat him using the last of his powers, Inaba reveals that he has a cloning ability that makes Ichigo waste the last of his powers on a clone. Urahara's stealthy tactics that were similiar to 100 years a century ago? Inaba is GenreSavvy enough to catch on and ''sabotage'' it with a Reigai of Urahara. Then, Inaba and Nozomi are revealed to be 2 parts of one person, Ōko Yushima, who went brain dead after making them. When Inaba captures Nozomi and merges with her to create the Mod Soul Ōko, he's revealed to have BOTH Inaba and Nozomi's powers as his Shikai, making him the most powerful villain in Filler. His Shikai is so powerful, it's able to destroy Soul Society with its mere presence.[[note]]The only other thing that powerful in canon is Yamamoto's '''Bankai'''[[/note]] It gets so bad that it takes [[PluckyComicRelief Kon]] and one of the worst AssPull cop-outs in Bleach filler: the Reigai randomly turn against Ōko, sacrificing themselves to stop him from blowing up Soul Society, and Nozomi fighting from within to destroy Ōko's Soul Chain (which mod souls Mod Souls don't even have), just to make him weak enough that Ichigo is FINALLY able to kill him.
** Then there's there is Yhwach, the King of the Quincies, who has had gotten so bad that he is considered the Quincy equivalent of Madara Uchiha. He fights against Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, who seems to kill him, but in reality, that was a Quincy named [[spoiler: Royd Lloyd]] who can copy appearances and memories, who fought Yamamoto to weaken him while the true Yhwach goes to see and talk with Aizen. The real one shows up, he quickly steals his Bankai (and is apparently the only one strong enough to control it) then kills him effortlessly at that. Ichigo attacks but is soundly defeated. Yhwach leaves only to come back again and take over Soul Society. Then we find out that even if his subordinates are killed, their souls will ultimately empower him because he had given the Quincies their powers (and pieces of his soul) in the first place. Not only that, ''everyone in Soul Society'' is infected with pieces of his soul. So every death on the battlefield (Shinigami or Quincy) will give him that person's power, abilites and memories, he gets stronger, no matter what. Ichigo trains and comes back to Soul Society for a showdown...then we find out that this is exactly what Yhwach was waiting for since Ichigo had left a path straight to the Realm of the Soul King. Yhwach goes there, only to encounter Ichibei, the head of the Soul King's elite Squad Zero and an even stronger Soul Reaper than Yamamoto. Ichibei appears to gain an advantage, but Yhwach simply reveals he's been holding back this entire time, and that his Quincy power, "The Almighty", essentially gives him the ability to manipulate and nullify ''any'' special ability ''any'' foe possesses, so long as he knows said power. He also knows about said power instantly if he can only observe it, which he can do effortlessly with his special eyes, which can see everywhere, and every''when''. He's so overwhelmingly powerful that he instantly breaks Ichigo's [[spoiler: true Bankai the very moment after it's revealed, successfully negated Orihime's powers, and rendered Ichigo's new form of unified Hollow and Quincy powers useless.]] OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow.
* NEO from ''Manga/DigimonNext'' is probably the second- or third-closest thing to [[TheOmnipotent omnipotence]] the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise universe 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]].
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* Nui Harime and Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' are never seriously threatened by the Ryuko and the others 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.

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* Nui Harime and Ragyo Kiryuin from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' are were never seriously threatened by the Ryuko and the others 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.
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