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25th Jul '16 1:24:31 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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%% ** Any villain in ''Disney/TheRescuers'' films - ZCE

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%% ** Any villain in ''Disney/TheRescuers'' films - ZCE
21st Jul '16 7:54:11 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[MagnificentBastard Tarquin]], a man of [[DeadpanSnarker remarkably dry wit]] and a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy love of heroic tropes]] who celebrated his reunion with his son with a festival of lights... made out of immolated prisoners.

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** [[MagnificentBastard Tarquin]], a man of [[DeadpanSnarker remarkably dry wit]] and a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[GenreSavvy love of heroic tropes]] who celebrated his reunion with his son with a festival of lights... made out of immolated prisoners.
5th Jul '16 9:02:00 AM LordOfThePingas
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has Dr "Eggman" Robotnik. Many alternate media representations are similar (see below). What do you expect from an egg shaped scientist who makes toy-like robots?

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has Dr Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. Many alternate media representations Robotnik... [[Main/SlidingScaleOfContinuity sometimes.]] It fluctuates from [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogSpinball creating bases that are similar (see below). literally a huge pinball machine]] to [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure nukes]], [[VideoGames/SonicAdventure2 terrorism]] and (although not intended to do what it did) [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 unleashing an evil Sun God that destroyed all of space and time.]] [[Main/LoveToHate What do you expect from an egg shaped scientist who makes toy-like robots?a guy.]] Maybe he's bipolar?
19th Jun '16 7:03:19 PM BioDrando
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* [[JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]] is not only only a fan favorite, but loved those who understand literally the bare minimum about the series. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He also is introduced into the series by stealing Jonathon's girlfriend Erina's first kiss,kicking JoJo's Dog Danny, setting said dog ON FIRE and only really because he just wanted to treat Jonathon like shit so Dio could manipulate him into getting most of his fathers inheritance.]] And he only gets crueler as the series goes.

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* [[JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]] is not only only a fan favorite, but loved those who understand literally the bare minimum about the series. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He also is introduced into the series by stealing Jonathon's girlfriend Erina's first kiss,kicking JoJo's kiss, kicking Jonathon's Dog Danny, setting said dog ON FIRE and only really because he just wanted to treat Jonathon like shit so Dio could manipulate him into getting most of his fathers inheritance.]] And he only gets crueler as the series goes.
19th Jun '16 7:01:27 PM BioDrando
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* [[JoJo'sBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]] is not only only a fan favorite, but loved those who understand literally the bare minimum about the series. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He also is introduced into the series by stealing Jonathon's girlfriend Erina's first kiss,kicking JoJo's Dog Danny, setting said dog ON FIRE and only really because he just wanted to treat Jonathon like shit so Dio could manipulate him into getting most of his fathers inheritance.]] And he only gets crueler as the series goes.

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* [[JoJo'sBizarreAdventure [[JoJosBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]] is not only only a fan favorite, but loved those who understand literally the bare minimum about the series. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He also is introduced into the series by stealing Jonathon's girlfriend Erina's first kiss,kicking JoJo's Dog Danny, setting said dog ON FIRE and only really because he just wanted to treat Jonathon like shit so Dio could manipulate him into getting most of his fathers inheritance.]] And he only gets crueler as the series goes.
19th Jun '16 7:00:32 PM BioDrando
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* [[JoJo'sBizarreAdventure Dio Brando]] is not only only a fan favorite, but loved those who understand literally the bare minimum about the series. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He also is introduced into the series by stealing Jonathon's girlfriend Erina's first kiss,kicking JoJo's Dog Danny, setting said dog ON FIRE and only really because he just wanted to treat Jonathon like shit so Dio could manipulate him into getting most of his fathers inheritance.]] And he only gets crueler as the series goes.
14th Jun '16 3:46:25 PM nighttrainfm
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* JohnSimm's Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' certainly qualifies as a CrossesTheLineTwice villain.
** The Master has been like this [[OlderThanTheyThink since his introduction in 1971]]. Anthony Ainley's and Eric Roberts's portrayals stand out.
** And now [[spoiler:Michelle Gomez's]] Master carries on the tradition.

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* JohnSimm's Master in ''Series/DoctorWho'' certainly qualifies as a CrossesTheLineTwice villain.
** The Master
''Series/DoctorWho'': TheMaster has been like this [[OlderThanTheyThink since his introduction in 1971]]. Anthony Ainley's and Eric Roberts's portrayals stand out.
** And now [[spoiler:Michelle Gomez's]]
the 70s. A well-written Master carries on has the tradition. exact same wit and charisma as the Doctor - while regularly killing people for fun.
13th Jun '16 10:13:24 PM merotoker
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* Tobi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' was this at first. [[spoiler:Then [[BigBad he]] [[TheChessmaster decided]] [[TheManBehindTheMan to stop]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity fucking around]]]].

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* Tobi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' was this at first. [[spoiler:Then [[BigBad he]] [[TheChessmaster decided]] [[TheManBehindTheMan to stop]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity fucking around]]]].around]].]]



* [[EnfanteTerrible Darla Dimple]] and her butler [[TheComicallySerious Max]] from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''. Darla is a little girl with a fiery temper whose tantrums are both scary and funny. She's also very unhinged and even has a TwitchyEye, but this just makes her more fun to watch. Her butler Max is a giant of a man much more reliant on brawn than brains, yet every word that comes out from his mouth is so hilariously deadpan it comes off as this. Even his dancing is enough to produce laughs.

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* [[EnfanteTerrible [[EnfantTerrible Darla Dimple]] and her butler [[TheComicallySerious Max]] from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''. Darla is a little girl with a fiery temper whose tantrums are both scary and funny. She's also very unhinged and even has a TwitchyEye, but this just makes her more fun to watch. Her butler Max is a giant of a man much more reliant on brawn than brains, yet every word that comes out from his mouth is so hilariously deadpan it comes off as this. Even his dancing is enough to produce laughs.



* Croup and Vandemar from {{Literature/Neverwhere}}. Croup is a {{Large Ham}} who [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness likes words far too much]] and Vandemar is a {{Big Eater}} who's very literal-minded and at one point pins his own hand to wall with a knife. They're entertaining, but they're also ruthless murderers who kill the heroine's family, play mind games with the main characters, and torture people to death for fun.

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* Croup and Vandemar from {{Literature/Neverwhere}}. Croup is a {{Large Ham}} LargeHam who [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness likes words far too much]] and Vandemar is a {{Big Eater}} who's very literal-minded and at one point pins his own hand to wall with a knife. They're entertaining, but they're also ruthless murderers who kill the heroine's family, play mind games with the main characters, and torture people to death for fun.



-->''*after Uriel calls him a "pussing sore*'' Name-calling. That hurt my feelings, you ''[[HypocriticalHumour sanctimonious, fanatical prick.]]''

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-->''*after Uriel calls him a "pussing sore*'' Name-calling. That hurt my feelings, you ''[[HypocriticalHumour ''[[HypocriticalHumor sanctimonious, fanatical prick.]]''



* The Roborobo/Rubberrobo Gang from ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' are an organization of total goofballs who dress in full-body rubber costumes with antennae sticking out of the head portion and shades covering their eyes. While their leaders tend to be competent (sometimes), their rank and file are such [[MinionWithAnFInEvil complete and total nitwits]] that it can be hard to take them seriously ''at all''. In fact, the first time we see one of their members in the first game in the series, he's just stolen a rare medal (the heart and soul of the series' robotic {{Mons}})... Only to lose it after being clocked in the head with a stray frisbee thrown by the protagonist and subsequently sent fleeing in panic when said protagonist's dog came to fetch it.

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* The Roborobo/Rubberrobo Gang from ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' are an organization of total goofballs who dress in full-body rubber costumes with antennae sticking out of the head portion and shades covering their eyes. While their leaders tend to be competent (sometimes), their rank and file are such [[MinionWithAnFInEvil complete and total nitwits]] that it can be hard to take them seriously ''at all''. In fact, the first time we see one of their members in the first game in the series, he's just stolen a rare medal (the heart and soul of the series' robotic {{Mons}})...{{Mon}}s)... Only to lose it after being clocked in the head with a stray frisbee thrown by the protagonist and subsequently sent fleeing in panic when said protagonist's dog came to fetch it.



** [[TheBrute Thog]], who is a brutal barbarian with the mind of a child. {{Lampshaded}} [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html by Tarquin]]:

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** [[TheBrute Thog]], who is a brutal barbarian with the mind of a child. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html by Tarquin]]:



* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', starting with the very fact that he's [[EnfanteTerrible a one-year-old baby who is an evil mastermind]].

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* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', starting with the very fact that he's [[EnfanteTerrible [[EnfantTerrible a one-year-old baby who is an evil mastermind]].



** Lord Hater's villainous rival, Emperor Awesome, is a AgentPeacock shark-man who lives to party and who will flirt with anything vaguely female, from Wander's partner/steed Sylvia to [[ItMakesSenseInContext a possessed sandwich]].

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** Lord Hater's villainous rival, Emperor Awesome, is a an AgentPeacock shark-man who lives to party and who will flirt with anything vaguely female, from Wander's partner/steed Sylvia to [[ItMakesSenseInContext a possessed sandwich]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' has Louise, who takes ComedicSociopathy to its logical extreme by ''actually'' being a sociopath. She's described on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] as being "manipulative and agressive...more than willing to exploit people", not exactly terms usually used to describe a protagonist. Her actions aren't always even harmless to the other protagonists of the show, and she very seldom expresses anything approaching remorse, although ultimately she is shown to [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther love her family]]. However, that doesn't keep her from being absolutely hilarious.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' has Louise, who takes ComedicSociopathy to its logical extreme by ''actually'' being a sociopath. She's described on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] as being "manipulative and agressive...aggressive...more than willing to exploit people", not exactly terms usually used to describe a protagonist. Her actions aren't always even harmless to the other protagonists of the show, and she very seldom expresses anything approaching remorse, although ultimately she is shown to [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther love her family]]. However, that doesn't keep her from being absolutely hilarious.



* WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and WesternAnimation/GoofTroop, while his characterization is pretty much DependingOnTheWriter, is usually a comedic villain.

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* WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and WesternAnimation/GoofTroop, ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', while his characterization is pretty much DependingOnTheWriter, is usually a comedic villain.
31st May '16 1:33:59 PM narm00
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[[caption-width-right:330:[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker His]] act's a real ''killer''.]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[caption-width-right:330:[[ComicBook/TheJoker His]] act's a real ''killer''.]]



* Jake Martinez from '' Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is basically the T&B universe's Joker. He's a Fantastically Racist terrorist, a serial killer, a kidnapper, a mercenary and an all around egotistical asshole who's threatening despite his... questionable wardrobe. And yet he somehow manages to say and do terrible things like murder an underling who failed him (& brag about it to people who had captured said underling), threaten to destroy a city if it's heroes couldn't beat him, & force one of the heroes to help draw out his allies in ways that make them hilarious as they are horrid.

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* Jake Martinez from '' Anime/TigerAndBunny'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is basically the T&B universe's Joker. He's a Fantastically Racist terrorist, a serial killer, a kidnapper, a mercenary and an all around egotistical asshole who's threatening despite his... questionable wardrobe. And yet he somehow manages to say and do terrible things like murder an underling who failed him (& brag about it to people who had captured said underling), threaten to destroy a city if it's its heroes couldn't beat him, & force one of the heroes to help draw out his allies in ways that make them hilarious as they are horrid.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is a sterling example of the trope. The trick in writing the Joker is to make his actions such that you can laugh one moment, and be horrified the next. Brilliantly brought out by many of the actors to portray him in other media, most prominently [[Film/{{Batman}} Jack Nicholson]], [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Mark Hamill]], [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger]] and [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Brent Spiner]]. Whether it's electrocuting a gangster while singing showtunes, casually (and cheerfully) stalking an everyday accountant in the middle of rush-hour traffic, or doing a magic trick by making a pencil [[EyeScream disappear]], you can always find it either way with the Joker. Even [[Series/{{Batman}} Cesar Romero]] qualifies, although because the show was such high {{Camp}}, he focused more on the "laughable" than the "evil".

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is a sterling example of the trope. The trick in writing the Joker is to make his actions such that you can laugh one moment, and be horrified the next. Brilliantly brought out by many of the actors to portray him in other media, most prominently [[Film/{{Batman}} Jack Nicholson]], [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Mark Hamill]], [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger]] and [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Brent Spiner]]. Whether it's electrocuting a gangster while singing showtunes, casually (and cheerfully) stalking an everyday accountant in the middle of rush-hour traffic, or doing a magic trick by making a pencil [[EyeScream disappear]], you can always find it either way with the Joker. Even [[Series/{{Batman}} Cesar Romero]] qualifies, although because the show was such high {{Camp}}, he focused more on the "laughable" than the "evil".



** Yzma and her minion Kronk from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' are both marvelous examples. Yzma (voiced by Eartha Kitt) is a CardCarryingVillain who's always ChewingTheScenery: Kronk combines MinionWithAnFInEvil with plenty of ham.

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** Yzma and her minion Kronk from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' are both marvelous examples. Yzma (voiced by Eartha Kitt) is a CardCarryingVillain who's always ChewingTheScenery: ChewingTheScenery; Kronk combines MinionWithAnFInEvil with plenty of ham.



%% * SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/{{Batman}}''. - ZCE

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%% * SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker The Joker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and ''Film/{{Batman}}''. - ZCE



* Like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[MagnificentBastard Alpha]] from ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' can make you laugh and cross the MoralEventHorizon at the same time.

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* Like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, [[MagnificentBastard Alpha]] from ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' can make you laugh and cross the MoralEventHorizon at the same time.



* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], a rare example of a villain who can make you laugh, even when he's gleefully crossing the MoralEventHorizon. It also doesn't help that he's the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' equivalent of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], a rare example of a villain who can make you laugh, even when he's gleefully crossing the MoralEventHorizon. It also doesn't help that he's the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' equivalent of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. From his bizarrely eclectic outfit to his equally bizarre way of fighting, the man simply cannot pass on the opportunity to do ''anything'' with a comedic twist. Naturally, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks some fans were not pleased]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker The Joker from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. From his bizarrely eclectic outfit to his equally bizarre way of fighting, the man simply cannot pass on the opportunity to do ''anything'' with a comedic twist. Naturally, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks some fans were not pleased]].



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker from the DCAU universe definitively qualifies as well. In fact, he even supplies the Trope Picture (more specifically, it was taken in his first scene in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' [[HaHaHaNo where he briefly fakes out Bonk with execution, shortly before doing so for real]]).

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker The Joker from the DCAU universe definitively qualifies as well. In fact, he even supplies the Trope Picture (more specifically, it was taken in his first scene in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' [[HaHaHaNo where he briefly fakes out Bonk with execution, shortly before doing so for real]]).



* Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is much like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in terms of this trope. One moment you'll be laughing at him, the next you'll be completely horrified as he {{break|TheCutie}}s and {{brainwash|ed}}es the Mane Cast.

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* Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is much like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in terms of this trope. One moment you'll be laughing at him, the next you'll be completely horrified as he {{break|TheCutie}}s and {{brainwash|ed}}es the Mane Cast.
2nd May '16 7:59:38 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Pretty much every evil deed done by the Mercs in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' counts. They're the RagtagBunchOfMisfits of hired killers.
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