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22nd Apr '17 5:27:44 PM AthenaBlue
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A Knight of Cerebus is very likely to be an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] [[LaserGuidedTykebomb trained for killing]], or even a blatant HeroKiller who posed actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming a VillainSue. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow, though even dark stories with villains who can be occasionally scary get those, if the character in question is on an entirely different level of terrifying. When this kicks off CerebusSyndrome, his or her arrival is a GutPunch. Sometimes, this type of character, if bad enough, can be a CompleteMonster if they have no redeeming traits and do terrible things by the standards of history in an initially more lighthearted series.

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A Knight of Cerebus is very likely to be an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] [[LaserGuidedTykebomb trained for killing]], or even a blatant HeroKiller who posed poses an actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming a VillainSue. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow, though even dark stories with villains who can be occasionally scary get those, if the character in question is on an entirely different level of terrifying. When this kicks off CerebusSyndrome, his or her arrival is a GutPunch. Sometimes, this type of character, if bad enough, can be a CompleteMonster if they have no redeeming traits and do terrible things by the standards of history in an initially more lighthearted series.
22nd Apr '17 4:06:44 AM Shadowgazer
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In order to [[CerebusSyndrome add more drama to a series which has been, up until that moment, lighthearted and comedic in nature,]] a villain (or antagonist of some sort) is introduced and is portrayed as a genuine threat, in contrast to the [[HarmlessVillain bumbling and comedic villains]] the heroes have faced before.

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In order to [[CerebusSyndrome add more drama to a series which has been, up until that moment, lighthearted and comedic in nature,]] a villain (or antagonist of some sort) is introduced and is portrayed as a genuine threat, in contrast to the [[HarmlessVillain bumbling bumbling]] and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain comedic villains]] the heroes have faced before.



A Knight of Cerebus is very likely to be an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] [[LaserGuidedTykebomb trained for killing]], or even a blatant HeroKiller who posed actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming a VillainSue. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow. When this kicks off CerebusSyndrome, his or her arrival is a GutPunch. Sometimes, this type of character, if bad enough, can be a CompleteMonster if they have no redeeming traits and do terrible things by the standards of history in an initially more lighthearted series.

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A Knight of Cerebus is very likely to be an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] [[LaserGuidedTykebomb trained for killing]], or even a blatant HeroKiller who posed actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming a VillainSue. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow.VileVillainSaccharineShow, though even dark stories with villains who can be occasionally scary get those, if the character in question is on an entirely different level of terrifying. When this kicks off CerebusSyndrome, his or her arrival is a GutPunch. Sometimes, this type of character, if bad enough, can be a CompleteMonster if they have no redeeming traits and do terrible things by the standards of history in an initially more lighthearted series.
4th Apr '17 9:20:50 PM Theriocephalus
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->''"That was a very abstract, almost avant-garde episode with Q and what he was trying to prove with the ''Enterprise'', telling Picard to be aware because [[OutsideContextProblem there are some bad-asses out there that you're not prepared for no matter what you think.]] This is just a lesson to you to keep your eyes and ears open because there are things out there that you don't understand, and here's an example."''

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->''"That was a very abstract, almost avant-garde episode with Q and what he was trying to prove with the ''Enterprise'', telling Picard to be aware because [[OutsideContextProblem there are some bad-asses out there that you're not prepared for no matter what you think.]] think. This is just a lesson to you to keep your eyes and ears open because there are things out there that you don't understand, and here's an example."''
26th Mar '17 5:06:58 PM BurgerLord
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* In theory, anyone can become this to other people. Whether it's [[InvertedTrope inverted]] or, unfortunately, [[PlayedStraight played straight]]. It depends on how said person affects others lives.
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18th Nov '16 1:21:00 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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->''"That was a very abstract, almost avant-garde episode with Q and what he was trying to prove with the ''Enterprise'', telling Picard to be aware because there are some bad-asses out there that you're not prepared for no matter what you think. This is just a lesson to you to keep your eyes and ears open because there are things out there that you don't understand, and here's an example."''

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->''"That was a very abstract, almost avant-garde episode with Q and what he was trying to prove with the ''Enterprise'', telling Picard to be aware because [[OutsideContextProblem there are some bad-asses out there that you're not prepared for no matter what you think. think.]] This is just a lesson to you to keep your eyes and ears open because there are things out there that you don't understand, and here's an example."''
30th Oct '16 5:49:55 AM CrowTR0bot
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This villain's arrival is usually heralded by a sudden downturn in humor, to show the audience this guy means business. In other words, a catalyst for a drastic change in mood toward the dark and dramatic.There are examples of characters who take the story to darker territory without being villainous in the slightest, but this trope is reserved for evil creatures.

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This villain's arrival is usually heralded by a sudden downturn in humor, humor (although if the villain in question is [[LaughablyEvil amusing in their own right]], expect it to turn into BlackComedy), to show the audience this guy means business. In other words, a catalyst for a drastic change in mood toward the dark and dramatic.There are examples of characters who take the story to darker territory without being villainous in the slightest, but this trope is reserved for evil creatures.
22nd Sep '16 5:41:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' is largely a realistic show about realistic small-town problems, frequently more comedy than drama. It had a few forays into serious territory early on, whether it was an adaptation of a Bible story or a robbery... but when Dr. Blackgaard showed up, things ''changed''.

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* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' is largely a realistic show about realistic small-town problems, frequently more comedy than drama. It had a few forays into serious territory early on, whether it was an adaptation of a Bible story or a robbery... but when Dr. Blackgaard showed up, things ''changed''.
21st Sep '16 2:05:45 PM HawkbitAlpha
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A Knight of Cerebus is very likely to be an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] [[LaserGuidedTykebomb trained for killing]], or even a blatant HeroKiller who posed actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming a VillainSue. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow. When this kicks off CerebusSyndrome, his or her arrival is a GutPunch. Sometimes, this type of character, if bad enough, can be a CompleteMonster if they have no redeeming traits and do terrible things by the standards of history in an initially more lighthearted series.

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A Knight of Cerebus is very likely to be an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] [[LaserGuidedTykebomb trained for killing]], or even a blatant HeroKiller who posed actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming a VillainSue. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow. When this kicks off CerebusSyndrome, his or her arrival is a GutPunch. Sometimes, this type of character, if bad enough, can be a CompleteMonster if they have no redeeming traits and do terrible things by the standards of history in an initially more lighthearted series.
10th Aug '16 5:37:46 PM MrCaptainA
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* Similar to the above, the entrance of Bill Sykes near the beginning of Act II of ''Theatre/Oliver'' means the story gets ''much'' darker from that point on.

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* Similar to the above, the entrance of Bill Sykes near the beginning of Act II of ''Theatre/Oliver'' ''Theatre/Oliver!'' means the story gets ''much'' darker from that point on.
10th Aug '16 5:37:12 PM MrCaptainA
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