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24th Sep '16 4:34:35 PM nombretomado
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* In a related example, on ''CloneHigh", Marilyn Manson sings an insanely catchy Broadwayesque tune [[MoodWhiplash mostly]] about the importance of eating properly and paying attention to the food pyramid.

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* In a related example, on ''CloneHigh", ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', Marilyn Manson sings an insanely catchy Broadwayesque tune [[MoodWhiplash mostly]] about the importance of eating properly and paying attention to the food pyramid.
13th Sep '16 1:17:37 PM ANTMuddle
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And when you think about it, villains especially in genre fiction tend to lose a lot, only exist for the primary characters to play off, and often end up looking ridiculous. It's not a career path that necessarily goes with ''actually'' being an arrogant or selfish actor.

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And when you think about it, villains especially in genre fiction tend to lose a lot, only exist for the primary characters to play off, and often end up looking ridiculous. It's not a career path that necessarily goes with ''actually'' being an arrogant or selfish actor.
actor. Still, BewareTheNiceOnes.
8th Sep '16 10:55:50 AM dotchan
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* Discussed in one issue of 'ComicBooks/ArchieComics''. Reggie is booing and heckling a pro-wrestler and egging him on when the guy hurls insults back, [[TemptingFate knowing the guy can't do jack to him]]. So later when Reggie's car gets a flat and ''that same wrestler pulls over to help him out'', Reggie is terrified until the guy explains what [[{{Heel}} The Heel]] is in wrestling and that the whole point of his character is to be booed and heckled.

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* Discussed in one issue of 'ComicBooks/ArchieComics''. ''ComicBooks/ArchieComics''. Reggie is booing and heckling a pro-wrestler and egging him on when the guy hurls insults back, on, [[TemptingFate knowing the guy can't do jack to him]]. So later when Reggie's car gets a flat and ''that same wrestler pulls over to over'' (to help him out'', out), Reggie is terrified until the guy explains what [[{{Heel}} The Heel]] is in wrestling and that the whole point of his character is to be booed and heckled.
26th Aug '16 10:32:31 PM frogpatrol
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The inverse of NiceCharacterMeanActor -- the guy playing the BigBad, the {{Badass}}, or the ForTheEvulz EvilOverlord is, [[BeneathTheMask off-camera]], the nicest, sweetest person you'll ever meet. Maybe they were previously pigeonholed into nice guys roles and they're relishing the chance for PlayingAgainstType; maybe they're in it for the MoneyDearBoy; maybe they're the resident LargeHam and they [[HamAndCheese just like]] playing [[ChewingTheScenery deliciously]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide evil]] characters; or maybe they have the FaceOfAThug and got cast because they look big and scary (despite being anything but).

And when you think about it, villains - especially in genre fiction - tend to lose a lot, only exist for the primary characters to play off, and often end up looking ridiculous. It's not a career path that necessarily goes with ''actually'' being an arrogant or selfish actor.

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The inverse of NiceCharacterMeanActor -- the guy playing the BigBad, the {{Badass}}, or the ForTheEvulz EvilOverlord is, [[BeneathTheMask off-camera]], the nicest, sweetest person you'll ever meet. Maybe they were previously pigeonholed into nice guys roles and they're relishing the chance for PlayingAgainstType; maybe they're in it for the MoneyDearBoy; maybe they're the resident LargeHam and they [[HamAndCheese just like]] playing [[ChewingTheScenery deliciously]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide evil]] characters; or maybe they have the FaceOfAThug and got cast because they look big and scary (despite being anything but).

And when you think about it, villains - especially in genre fiction - tend to lose a lot, only exist for the primary characters to play off, and often end up looking ridiculous. It's not a career path that necessarily goes with ''actually'' being an arrogant or selfish actor.



* Discussed in one issue of the ''ComicBooks/ArchieComics''. Reggie is booing and heckling a pro-wrestler and egging him on when the guy hurls insults back, [[TemptingFate knowing the guy can't do jack to him]]. So later when Reggie's car gets a flat and ''that same wrestler pulls over to help him out'', Reggie is terrified until the guy explains what [[{{Heel}} The Heel]] is in wrestling and that the whole point of his character is to be booed and heckled.

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* Discussed in one issue of the ''ComicBooks/ArchieComics''.'ComicBooks/ArchieComics''. Reggie is booing and heckling a pro-wrestler and egging him on when the guy hurls insults back, [[TemptingFate knowing the guy can't do jack to him]]. So later when Reggie's car gets a flat and ''that same wrestler pulls over to help him out'', Reggie is terrified until the guy explains what [[{{Heel}} The Heel]] is in wrestling and that the whole point of his character is to be booed and heckled.



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26th Aug '16 10:30:23 PM frogpatrol
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-> ''"Because he was such a nice, good person, he could play villains wholeheartedly. Whereas people who've got a dark side of their own, can't go for it a 100 percent because of not giving it away. Roger hadn't anything to give away, so he could do a 100 percent nasty."''

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-> ''"Because he was such a nice, good person, he could play villains wholeheartedly. Whereas people who've got a dark side of their own, can't go for it a 100 percent hundred per cent because of not giving it away. Roger hadn't anything to give away, so he could do a 100 percent one hundred per cent nasty."''
4th Aug '16 11:49:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Combined with AnimatedActors in ''HouseOfMouse''. The villains rarely do much of anything villainous when they're "off-duty" in the House of Mouse, and even when they do they PokeThePoodle, like Jafar turning DonaldDuck, who's been a LargeHam, into a literal ham.

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* Combined with AnimatedActors in ''HouseOfMouse''.''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''. The villains rarely do much of anything villainous when they're "off-duty" in the House of Mouse, and even when they do they PokeThePoodle, like Jafar turning DonaldDuck, who's been a LargeHam, into a literal ham.



** Similarly, a ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' comic in ''DisneyAdventures'' had Monstro from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' as a long-out-of-work Toon actor who was actually pretty friendly (albeit destructive due to his size) off the set.

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** Similarly, a ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' comic in ''DisneyAdventures'' ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' had Monstro from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' as a long-out-of-work Toon actor who was actually pretty friendly (albeit destructive due to his size) off the set.
1st Aug '16 3:03:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMunsters'' features an episode with a fictional HorrorHost named "Zombo", who, to Eddie's disappointment, isn't a blood-thirsty ghoul outside of his television show. The actor playing Zombo is in fact disgusted with the character and the example he sets for children like Eddie.

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* ''TheMunsters'' ''Series/TheMunsters'' features an episode with a fictional HorrorHost named "Zombo", who, to Eddie's disappointment, isn't a blood-thirsty ghoul outside of his television show. The actor playing Zombo is in fact disgusted with the character and the example he sets for children like Eddie.
24th Jul '16 4:21:46 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied on ''TheChasersWarOnEverything''. In a send-up of a government TV campaign against domestic violence, which showed still images of men with voiceovers about how they are violent towards women, actors complain that they appeared in the ads and now everyone they meet in real life thinks they hit their wives.

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* Parodied on ''TheChasersWarOnEverything''.''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything''. In a send-up of a government TV campaign against domestic violence, which showed still images of men with voiceovers about how they are violent towards women, actors complain that they appeared in the ads and now everyone they meet in real life thinks they hit their wives.
23rd Jul '16 6:01:01 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** And, despite Mr. Leichliter's coaching, he's [[BadBadActing still pretty awful at it]], mostly out at protest at the play's morbid new ending.

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** And, despite Mr. Leichliter's coaching, he's [[BadBadActing still pretty awful at it]], mostly out at protest at the play's excessively morbid new ending.
26th Jun '16 5:12:55 PM Quilladin206
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* Jeffery Sr. from WebVideo/McJuggerNuggets.
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