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18th Jun '16 4:41:55 PM SirBearington
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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighter M. Bison]], etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.

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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighter M. Bison]], etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.
13th Jun '16 6:36:50 AM Eddy1215
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Aside from all the various aspects which come together to define the Magnificent Bastard, compare and contrast the SmugSnake, who fell short due to their own arrogance. When a villainous Magnificent Bastard become so over the top that they is no longer believable, then they become a VillainSue (a regular MarySue for the heroic version). Also compare the GuileHero, who uses cleverness, trickery and manipulation but is generally on the side of good and lacks the flair and depth of-planning to elevate them to Magnificent Bastard status. Despite the term, they are not likely to be a BastardBastard, thanks to that person's inherent daddy issues, but there's nothing preventing them either.

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Aside from all the various aspects which come together to define the Magnificent Bastard, compare and contrast the SmugSnake, who fell short due to their own arrogance. When a villainous Magnificent Bastard become so over the top that they is are no longer believable, then they become a VillainSue (a regular MarySue for the heroic version). Also compare the GuileHero, who uses cleverness, trickery and manipulation but is generally on the side of good and lacks the flair and depth of-planning to elevate them to Magnificent Bastard status. Despite the term, they are not likely to be a BastardBastard, thanks to that person's inherent daddy issues, but there's nothing preventing them either.
12th Jun '16 9:22:06 AM GlitteringFlowers
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Aside from all the various aspects which come together to define the Magnificent Bastard, compare and contrast the SmugSnake, who fell short due to his own arrogance. When a villainous Magnificent Bastard becomes so over the top that he is no longer believable, then he becomes a VillainSue (a regular MarySue for the heroic version). Also compare the GuileHero, who uses cleverness, trickery and manipulation but lacks the flair and depth of-planning to elevate him to Magnificent Bastard status. Despite the term, he is not likely to be a BastardBastard, thanks to that person's inherent daddy issues, but there's nothing preventing him either.

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Aside from all the various aspects which come together to define the Magnificent Bastard, compare and contrast the SmugSnake, who fell short due to his their own arrogance. When a villainous Magnificent Bastard becomes become so over the top that he they is no longer believable, then he becomes they become a VillainSue (a regular MarySue for the heroic version). Also compare the GuileHero, who uses cleverness, trickery and manipulation but is generally on the side of good and lacks the flair and depth of-planning to elevate him them to Magnificent Bastard status. Despite the term, he is they are not likely to be a BastardBastard, thanks to that person's inherent daddy issues, but there's nothing preventing him them either.



Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]]) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.

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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]]) Palpatine]], [[VideoGame/StreetFighter M. Bison]], etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.
23rd Feb '16 10:37:45 AM Scorpion451
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* They are '''[[RefugeInAudacity Audacious beyond belief]]'''. Probably the biggest thing that sets the MagnificentBastard apart from TheChessmaster or a ManipulativeBastard is their ability to set themselves goals that seem suicidally over-ambitious and succeed with style.

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* They are '''[[RefugeInAudacity Audacious beyond belief]]'''. Probably the biggest thing that sets the MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastard apart from TheChessmaster or a ManipulativeBastard is their ability to set themselves goals that seem suicidally over-ambitious and succeed with style.
style. If everything goes exactly to plan, they don't just succeed in this outlandish goal. They do so in a way that leaves their foes [[SayMyName screaming the Magnificent Bastard's name at the sky]].
15th Nov '15 10:51:21 PM SirBearington
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11th Oct '15 12:44:45 AM Lunacorva
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* They are '''[[RefugeInAudacity Audacious beyond belief]]'''. Probably the biggest thing that sets the MagnificentBastard apart from TheChessmaster or a ManipulativeBastard is their ability to set themselves goals that seem suicidally over-ambitious and succeed with style.
21st Sep '15 10:09:29 AM LDizzle
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* '''[[TheChessmaster They are brilliant]] and utterly devious'''. Call it [[TheChessmaster genius]], call it [[GambitRoulette virtual omniscience]], but they always seem to [[ManipulativeBastard know what everyone else is planning at any given moment and makes them play right into his hands]], and exactly how to arrange the game so [[XanatosGambit they win even when they have been defeated]].
* '''They are a smooth operator.''' [[CrazyPrepared They always have a backup strategy]] and [[NervesOfSteel never lose their cool]]. Even if on the remote chance something happens that wasn't in his plans, [[IMeantToDoThat you'd never know it from his actions]]. DidntSeeThatComing doesn't derail him; if his plans are foiled, [[XanatosSpeedChess he can always improvise]].

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* '''[[TheChessmaster They are brilliant]] and utterly devious'''. Call it [[TheChessmaster genius]], call it [[GambitRoulette virtual omniscience]], but they always seem to [[ManipulativeBastard know what everyone else is planning at any given moment and makes them play right into his their hands]], and exactly how to arrange the game so [[XanatosGambit they win even when they have been defeated]].
* '''They are a smooth operator.''' [[CrazyPrepared They always have a backup strategy]] and [[NervesOfSteel never lose their cool]]. Even if on the remote chance something happens that wasn't in his their plans, [[IMeantToDoThat you'd never know it from his actions]]. DidntSeeThatComing doesn't derail him; them; if his their plans are foiled, [[XanatosSpeedChess he they can always improvise]].
28th Jun '15 3:43:00 AM ACW
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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.

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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]]) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.
30th May '15 5:28:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]...[[TropeNamers you magnificent bastard]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''

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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]...[[TropeNamers you magnificent bastard]], bastard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''
5th Apr '15 3:13:10 PM ACW
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