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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.
3rd Sep '16 8:58:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* '''They are GenreSavvy'''. 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]].

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* '''They are GenreSavvy'''.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]].
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.
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