History Main / MagnificentBastard

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.
8th Feb '17 4:41:26 PM G-Editor
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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]], 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.
18th Jan '17 12:51:02 PM G-Editor
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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]], 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]], etc.) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.
25th Nov '16 3:54:15 AM chizo
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Not related to HeroicBastard or BastardBastard.
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