History Main / MagnificentBastard

8th Nov '17 12:41:51 PM Eddy1215
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* '''They detest usurpers of their power. Intensely.''' Anyone under their charge who even ''thinks'' of toying with them, competing with them, or going behind their back will learn ''quickly'' that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. As far as the Magnificent Bastard is concerned, they have a full-fledged patent, copyright and trademark on the word "evil", and they ''live'' for reminding their entire circle of minions and thugs who is in charge. Those who can't handle it might as well team up with the good guys, because they'll probably die at the Magnificent Bastard's hands anyway.

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* '''They detest usurpers of their power. Intensely.''' Anyone under their charge who even ''thinks'' of toying with them, [[TheStarscream competing with them, or going behind their back back]] will learn ''quickly'' that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. As far as the Magnificent Bastard is concerned, they have a full-fledged patent, copyright and trademark on the word "evil", and they ''live'' for reminding their entire circle of minions and thugs who is in charge. Those who can't handle it might as well team up with the good guys, because they'll probably die at the Magnificent Bastard's hands anyway.
8th Nov '17 12:28:43 PM Cartoonfan3
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*'''They detest usurpers of their power. Intensely.''' Anyone under their charge who even ''thinks'' of toying with them, competing with them, or going behind their back will learn ''quickly'' that FailureIsTheOnlyOption. As far as the Magnificent Bastard is concerned, they have a full-fledged patent, copyright and trademark on the word "evil", and they ''live'' for reminding their entire circle of minions and thugs who is in charge. Those who can't handle it might as well team up with the good guys, because they'll probably die at the Magnificent Bastard's hands anyway.
25th Aug '17 4:42:43 AM ANTMuddle
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* '''They are savvy'''. They do not [[EvilOverlordList fall for obvious traps]], release the SealedEvilInACan or negotiate a DealWithTheDevil before having devised ThePlan to deal with it. Bringing them down is a long process of getting them cornered, although sometimes it is abrupt and played for shock value to show [[TheWorfEffect someone's awesomeness by comparison]].
* They are '''[[RefugeInAudacity Audacious beyond belief]]'''. Probably the biggest thing that sets the Magnificent Bastard apart from TheChessmaster or a ManipulativeBastard is their ability to set themselves goals that seem suicidally over-ambitious and succeed with 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]].

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* '''They are savvy'''. They do not [[EvilOverlordList fall for obvious traps]], release the SealedEvilInACan or negotiate a DealWithTheDevil before having devised ThePlan to deal with it. Bringing them down is a long process of getting them cornered, although sometimes it is abrupt and played for shock value to show [[TheWorfEffect someone's awesomeness by comparison]].
comparison]]. Heaven help you if you do manage to trick them.
* They are '''[[RefugeInAudacity Audacious beyond belief]]'''. Probably the biggest thing that sets the Magnificent Bastard apart from TheChessmaster or a ManipulativeBastard is their ability to set themselves goals that seem suicidally over-ambitious and succeed with 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]].
* They are definitely not '''{{dirty coward}}s.''' If they have to fight, they can and they will.
27th May '17 1:05:05 PM PeaceAndLove
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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]...you magnificent bastard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''

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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]...you magnificent bastard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your READ YOUR BOOK!]]"''
29th Apr '17 5:15:45 PM NightShade96
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** MagnificentBastard/{{Gundam}}

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** MagnificentBastard/{{Gundam}}''MagnificentBastard/{{Gundam}}''


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** ''MagnificentBastard/GameOfThrones''
23rd Apr '17 2:38:29 PM nombretomado
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If there was ever a character that deserved to be called "Magnificent", that character ''is'' the Magnificent Bastard. The Magnificent Bastard is what happens when you combine TheChessmaster, TheTrickster, and the ManipulativeBastard: bold, charismatic, independent, audacious and genius. Capturing the audience with their charisma, incredible intellect, mastery of manipulation, and boldness of action, this character is a show-stealer, demanding your reverence at every turn. The term "Magnificent Bastard" was first used by General Patton in reference to UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel in the film ''Film/{{Patton}}'', upon realizing that he was facing a man who literally wrote the book on deceptive warfare. It acquired its current meaning courtesy of Lionel Luthor of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', who was given this nickname by the TelevisionWithoutPity boards.

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If there was ever a character that deserved to be called "Magnificent", that character ''is'' the Magnificent Bastard. The Magnificent Bastard is what happens when you combine TheChessmaster, TheTrickster, and the ManipulativeBastard: bold, charismatic, independent, audacious and genius. Capturing the audience with their charisma, incredible intellect, mastery of manipulation, and boldness of action, this character is a show-stealer, demanding your reverence at every turn. The term "Magnificent Bastard" was first used by General Patton in reference to UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel in the film ''Film/{{Patton}}'', upon realizing that he was facing a man who literally wrote the book on deceptive warfare. It acquired its current meaning courtesy of Lionel Luthor of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', who was given this nickname by the TelevisionWithoutPity Website/TelevisionWithoutPity boards.
11th Apr '17 6:06:54 PM CelPrevXXVI
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** MagnificentBastard/{{Gundam}}
4th Apr '17 4:03:18 AM RedRoverRedRover
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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (ComicBook/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Jim Moriarty]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Master Xehanort]] etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent, though some counted examples were capable enough to graduate to this.

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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (ComicBook/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]], [[{{Anime/Monster}} Johan Liebert]], [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Jim Moriarty]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Master Xehanort]] etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent, though some counted examples were capable enough to graduate to this.
31st Mar '17 8:46:07 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 (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]], [[{{Sherlock}} Jim Moriarty]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Master Xehanort]] etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent, though some counted examples were capable enough to graduate to this.

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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, (ComicBook/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]], [[{{Sherlock}} [[Series/{{Sherlock}} Jim Moriarty]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Master Xehanort]] etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent, though some counted examples were capable enough to graduate to this.
22nd Mar '17 4:47:17 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 their own arrogance. When a villainous Magnificent Bastard become so over the top that they 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.

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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 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 often 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.



Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]], [[{{Sherlock}} Jim Moriarty]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Master Xehanort]] 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]], [[{{Sherlock}} Jim Moriarty]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Master Xehanort]] etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.
magnificent, though some counted examples were capable enough to graduate to this.



Not related to HeroicBastard or BastardBastard.

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Not related to HeroicBastard or BastardBastard.
BastardBastard. Though as said above, the BastardBastard ''can'' become a MagnificentBastard if they play their cards right.
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