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7th Oct '17 1:11:39 AM markband
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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 poses an actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming an InvincibleVillain. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain when a villain starts as ridiculous but, because of some changes, ends up becoming this. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow when the setting itself contrasts heavily with the character's grimness. 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 poses an actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming an InvincibleVillain. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. They may also be the ArchEnemy as they might have a strong personal tie to the hero or heroes of the work. Arch-enemies are usually distinguished from the other villains as perhaps being [[EvilerThanThou worse]], [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil stronger]], or more [[ItsPersonal personally]] tied to the protagonists. It could even be the night of cerberus quality that makes the villian an arch-enemy. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain when a villain starts as ridiculous but, because of some changes, ends up becoming this. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow when the setting itself contrasts heavily with the character's grimness. 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.
27th Sep '17 6:31:28 AM Shadowgazer
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This villain's arrival is usually heralded by a sudden downturn in 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. Grim-dark shows and stories that take place in a CrapsackWorld are much less susceptible to this kind of influence since it is really hard to stand out as the darkest when everyone is really dark, but even they have exceptions when the plot is [[BlackComedy comedic even in a dark way]] and the character in question is on an entirely different level of terrifying and serious. This isn't only about the character himself, it is also about his relation to the story.

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This villain's arrival is usually heralded by a sudden downturn in 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. Grim-dark shows and stories that take place in a CrapsackWorld are much less susceptible to this kind of influence since it is really hard to stand out as the darkest when everyone is really dark, but even they have exceptions when the plot is [[BlackComedy comedic even in a dark way]] and the character in question is on an entirely different level of terrifying and serious. This isn't only about the character himself, it is also about his relation to the story.
27th Sep '17 5:45:59 AM Shadowgazer
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This villain's arrival is usually heralded by a sudden downturn in 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. Grim-dark shows and stories that take place in a CrapsackWorld are much less susceptible to this kind of influence since it is really hard to stand out as the darkest when everyone is really dark, but even they have exceptions when the character in question is on an entirely different level of terrifying and competent. This isn't only about the character himself, it is also about his relation to the setting.

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This villain's arrival is usually heralded by a sudden downturn in 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. Grim-dark shows and stories that take place in a CrapsackWorld are much less susceptible to this kind of influence since it is really hard to stand out as the darkest when everyone is really dark, but even they have exceptions when the plot is [[BlackComedy comedic even in a dark way]] and the character in question is on an entirely different level of terrifying and competent. serious. This isn't only about the character himself, it is also about his relation to the setting.
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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 poses an actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming an InvincibleVillain. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain when a normally ridiculous villain toys with this. 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 poses an actual threat, but also runs the risk of becoming an InvincibleVillain. They also tend to be the trigger of TheWorfEffect against the hero. Arguably a subtrope of ThresholdGuardians. See also DeadSerious, NotSoHarmlessVillain when a normally villain starts as ridiculous villain toys with but, because of some changes, ends up becoming this. The show may ShooOutTheClowns first. Often, this results in a case of VileVillainSaccharineShow.VileVillainSaccharineShow when the setting itself contrasts heavily with the character's grimness. 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.
14th Sep '17 6:59:30 PM GrammarNavi
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* Mortimer's twisted brother Jonathan, being a ruthlessly sadistic sociopath with a short temper and very little (and quite dry) humour, feels like belonging more to a crime-thriller kind of story than even the lighthearted BlackComedy that is ''Main/ArsenicAndOldLace''.

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* Mortimer's twisted brother Jonathan, being a ruthlessly sadistic sociopath with a short temper and very little (and quite dry) humour, feels like belonging more to a crime-thriller kind of story than even the lighthearted BlackComedy that is ''Main/ArsenicAndOldLace''.''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace''.
6th Sep '17 4:11:27 PM Pallo
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* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: A thinking man's heel, "The Snake" was ahead of his time with his masterful promos and character work. Some of his most "memorable" KickTheDog moments include [=DDTing=] Wrestling/RickySteamboat on concrete, locking Wrestling/UltimateWarrior in a room full of snakes, and having Wrestling/RandySavage bitten by a king cobra in front of a live audience. It is telling that even The Undertaker, who was once his accomplice, eventually [[EvenEvilHasStandards had enough of his actions]] and [[FaceHeelTurn turned against him]].


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* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: A thinking man's heel, "The Snake" was ahead of his time with his masterful promos and character work. Some of his most "memorable" KickTheDog moments include [=DDTing=] Wrestling/RickySteamboat on concrete, locking Wrestling/UltimateWarrior in a room full of snakes, and having Wrestling/RandySavage bitten by a king cobra in front of a live audience. It is telling that even The Undertaker, who was once his accomplice, eventually [[EvenEvilHasStandards had enough of his actions]] and [[FaceHeelTurn [[HeelFaceTurn turned against him]].

5th Sep '17 10:15:18 PM Pallo
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* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: A thinking man's heel, "The Snake" was ahead of his time with his masterful promos and character work. Some of his most "memorable" KickTheDog moments include [=DDTing=] Wrestling/RickySteamboat on concrete, locking Wrestling/UltimateWarrior in a room full of snakes, and having Wrestling/RandySavage bitten by a king cobra in front of a live audience. It is telling that even The Undertaker, who was once his accomplice, [[EvenEvilHasStandards had enough of his actions]] and [[FaceHeelTurn turned against him]].


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* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: A thinking man's heel, "The Snake" was ahead of his time with his masterful promos and character work. Some of his most "memorable" KickTheDog moments include [=DDTing=] Wrestling/RickySteamboat on concrete, locking Wrestling/UltimateWarrior in a room full of snakes, and having Wrestling/RandySavage bitten by a king cobra in front of a live audience. It is telling that even The Undertaker, who was once his accomplice, eventually [[EvenEvilHasStandards had enough of his actions]] and [[FaceHeelTurn turned against him]].

5th Sep '17 10:12:19 PM Pallo
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* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: A thinking man's heel, "The Snake" was ahead of his time with his masterful promos and character work. Some of his most "memorable" KickTheDog moments include DDTing Wrestling/RickySteamboat on concrete, locking Wrestling/TheUltimateWarrior in a room full of snakes, and having Wrestling/RandySavage bitten by a king cobra. It is telling that even The Undertaker, his accomplice at the time, [[EvenEvilHasStandards had enough of his actions]] and turned against him.


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* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: A thinking man's heel, "The Snake" was ahead of his time with his masterful promos and character work. Some of his most "memorable" KickTheDog moments include DDTing [=DDTing=] Wrestling/RickySteamboat on concrete, locking Wrestling/TheUltimateWarrior Wrestling/UltimateWarrior in a room full of snakes, and having Wrestling/RandySavage bitten by a king cobra. cobra in front of a live audience. It is telling that even The Undertaker, who was once his accomplice at the time, accomplice, [[EvenEvilHasStandards had enough of his actions]] and [[FaceHeelTurn turned against him.

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5th Sep '17 9:54:56 PM Pallo
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* Wrestling/JakeRoberts: A thinking man's heel, "The Snake" was ahead of his time with his masterful promos and character work. Some of his most "memorable" KickTheDog moments include DDTing Wrestling/RickySteamboat on concrete, locking Wrestling/TheUltimateWarrior in a room full of snakes, and having Wrestling/RandySavage bitten by a king cobra. It is telling that even The Undertaker, his accomplice at the time, [[EvenEvilHasStandards had enough of his actions]] and turned against him.

27th Aug '17 12:21:00 PM McJeff
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* Wrestling/CHIKARA is pretty well known in the wrestling world for being a mostly lighthearted, family-friendly and often comedic wrestling promotion, filled with goofy colourful gimmicks, slapstick comedy routines during matches, and storylines that would not seem out of place in a superhero comic. And then in 2014 along came The Flood, a massive stable of almost every single major villain and rudo-stable the company had ever seen. And leading them was Deucalion, a massive body-armour-clad black-eyed super-soldier in a gas mask who looked more than a little bit like Bane from the Batman comics, with one goal: To destroy CHIKARA and all that it stands for, from the inside out. What resulted was a massive year-long war between The Flood and the technico-wrestlers. Now CHIKARA had seen it fair share of serious villains, such as the BDK and the GEKIDO stables, but there was one major difference: Deucalion was not afraid to kill (in kayfabe, anyway) any wrestler that got in his way, regardless of what side of the war they were on. And he had been responsible for the 'deaths' of six wrestlers before he finally met his demise at the hands of Icarus. To date he is still the darkest and most dangerous wrestler that CHIKARA has ever seen.

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* Wrestling/CHIKARA Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} is pretty well known in the wrestling world for being a mostly lighthearted, family-friendly and often comedic wrestling promotion, filled with goofy colourful gimmicks, slapstick comedy routines during matches, and storylines that would not seem out of place in a superhero comic. And then in 2014 along came The Flood, a massive stable of almost every single major villain and rudo-stable the company had ever seen. And leading them was Deucalion, a massive body-armour-clad black-eyed super-soldier in a gas mask who looked more than a little bit like Bane from the Batman comics, with one goal: To destroy CHIKARA and all that it stands for, from the inside out. What resulted was a massive year-long war between The Flood and the technico-wrestlers. Now CHIKARA had seen it fair share of serious villains, such as the BDK and the GEKIDO stables, but there was one major difference: Deucalion was not afraid to kill (in kayfabe, anyway) any wrestler that got in his way, regardless of what side of the war they were on. And he had been responsible for the 'deaths' of six wrestlers before he finally met his demise at the hands of Icarus. To date he is still the darkest and most dangerous wrestler that CHIKARA has ever seen.
21st Jun '17 4:03:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Then came the [[OutsideContextProblem Tyranids]]. In their very first attack, they crippled the most well respected Space Marines in the galaxy. In their second, it took both the Eldar AND Humanity working together just to gain a PyrrhicVictory over them. And their third assault STILL hasn't been stopped, [[GodzillaThreshold despite the sacrifice of billions upon billions of humans]]. Every time a Hive Fleet has appeared, the races of the galaxy have had to cross the GodzillaThreshold in order to stop it. EVERY Hive Fleet is treated as an apocalyptic event for the galaxy and these are just the ''[[UpToEleven scouting fleets]]'', the main force isn't even here yet. While every other Race has spent millenia fighting over one galaxy, the Tyranids are implied to have consumed MULTIPLE. This is just their next meal.
*** What makes it worse? The above [[KnightOfCerebus Knights of Cerebus]] are [[HorrifyingTheHorror SCARED]] of the Tyranids. Because they have the power to completely block out The Warp. And the Tyranids are implied to be ''running away'' from something [[AlwaysABiggerFish EVEN WORSE.]]

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** Then came the [[OutsideContextProblem Tyranids]]. In their very first attack, they crippled the most well respected Space Marines in the galaxy. In their second, it took both the Eldar AND Humanity working together just to gain a PyrrhicVictory over them. And their third assault STILL hasn't been stopped, [[GodzillaThreshold despite the sacrifice of billions upon billions of humans]]. Every time a Hive Fleet has appeared, the races of the galaxy have had to cross the GodzillaThreshold in order to stop it. EVERY Hive Fleet is treated as an apocalyptic event for the galaxy and these are just the ''[[UpToEleven scouting fleets]]'', the main force isn't even here yet. While every other Race has spent millenia fighting over one galaxy, the Tyranids are implied to have consumed MULTIPLE. This is just their next meal.
*** What makes it worse?
meal. The above [[KnightOfCerebus Knights of Cerebus]] Chaos Gods are [[HorrifyingTheHorror SCARED]] of the Tyranids. Because they have the power to completely block out The Warp. And the Tyranids are implied to be ''running away'' from something [[AlwaysABiggerFish EVEN WORSE.]]WORSE]].
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