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27th Nov '16 8:41:21 PM Cakeman
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* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' has Twist the Clown. Oh my god, Twisty the Clown. He is mute, wears what appears to be a skinned human mask with realistic teeth and a mouth spread in a constant horrible grin.

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* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' has Twist the Clown. Oh my god, Twisty the Clown. He is mute, wears what appears to be a skinned human mask with realistic teeth and a mouth spread in a constant horrible grin.



** Despite all of this, when his backstory is revealed, [[spoiler:he's actually the most tragic character in the season. Poor bastard never had a chance]].

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** Despite all of this, when his backstory is revealed, [[spoiler:he's actually the most tragic character in the season. Poor bastard never had And despite being a chance]].MonsterClown, he's not the main antagonist. Surprisingly, it's a spoiled heir.]]
22nd Nov '16 10:15:04 AM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': In "Bon Bon The Birthday Clown", [[BigBad Ludo]] ambushes Star and Janna by disguising himself as Bon Bon. The real Bon Bon is actually really nice.
18th Nov '16 3:58:40 PM GoombasAreGods
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* The ''{{Franchise/Saw}}'' franchise has [[CreepyDoll Billy]], the grotesque puppet Jigsaw uses to communicate with his victims. He has a white face, oversized smile, swirls on his cheeks and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick blood-red eyes.]] His clownish design deliberately contrasts the gritty, metal-and-rust aesthetic of the films, making him even more unnerving.
5th Nov '16 1:51:56 PM merotoker
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* Krinkles the Clown, of Post's Sugar Rice Krinkles. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDWXGcsMTHw Good Lord, where to begin?]] For one, the technology for filming and broadcasting in color was well established by then, but they made the decision to not just shoot everything in black and white, but paint up the set--including Krinkles himself--in black and white. And, to put it in perspective, this ad campaign was chosen after discard the prior [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/60/55/49/605549eb917b2b20821ed1613c0ef590.jpg Asian stereotypes they were using]].

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* Krinkles the Clown, of Post's Sugar Rice Krinkles. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDWXGcsMTHw Good Lord, where to begin?]] For one, the technology for filming and broadcasting in color was well established by then, but they made the decision to not just shoot everything in black and white, but paint up the set--including Krinkles himself--in black and white. And, to put it in perspective, this ad campaign was chosen after discard discarding the prior [[http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/60/55/49/605549eb917b2b20821ed1613c0ef590.jpg Asian stereotypes they were using]].



* A Little Caesar's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzv1KYjXHrI ad]] has two girls wandering in the woods. One of them mentions rumors that a deranged clown haunts the forest. As it turns out, they're right, but thankfully he has a liking for cheap pizza.

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* A Little Caesar's [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzv1KYjXHrI com/watch?v=f7xG_BNKLvU ad]] has two girls wandering in the woods. One of them mentions rumors that a deranged clown haunts the forest. As it turns out, they're right, but thankfully he has a liking for cheap pizza.



* Taco Bell's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuap4wIGSLg Routine Republic]]" commercial has clowns as Gestapo officers.

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* Taco Bell's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuap4wIGSLg com/watch?v=DDIDG6UXdvk Routine Republic]]" commercial has clowns as Gestapo officers.



** The fact that she is an EnsembleDarkhorse who frequently gets ''[[FoeYay paired]]'' with [[spoiler:her victim]] in fanworks does little to make Charlotte less disturbing. Same goes for the fact that ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'' reveals that [[spoiler:she was an utterly adorable MagicalGirl.]]

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** The fact that she is an EnsembleDarkhorse who frequently gets ''[[FoeYay paired]]'' with [[spoiler:her victim]] in fanworks does little to make Charlotte less disturbing. Same goes for the fact that ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'' reveals that [[spoiler:she was an utterly adorable MagicalGirl.]]MagicalGirl]].



** Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/BatmanReturns'' gives the Penguin a bunch of clowns as henchmen, despite the fact that clowns are more the territory of the Joker. One of them is a young Doug Jones (A.K.A. [[Film/{{Hellboy}} Abe Sapien]] A.K.A. [[Film/PansLabyrinth The Faun and The Pale Man]]). According to the production notes, Burton's vision of the Penguin was inspired by ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'', so a CircusOfFear is a necessity. And in the briefly-mentioned backstory, the Penguin in that version also was a sideshow freak in his childhood, implying that's where his gang comes from.

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** Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/BatmanReturns'' gives the Penguin a bunch of clowns as henchmen, despite the fact that clowns are more the territory of the Joker. One of them is a young Doug Jones (A.K.A. [[Film/{{Hellboy}} Abe Sapien]] A.K.A. [[Film/PansLabyrinth The Faun and The Pale Man]]). According to the production notes, Burton's vision of the Penguin was inspired by ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'', so a CircusOfFear is a necessity. And in the briefly-mentioned backstory, the Penguin in that version also was a sideshow freak in his childhood, implying that's where his gang comes from.



* DC also has the Ragdoll dynasty. The father was a golden age villain with contortionist abilities, who would eventually become a Mansonesque cult leader and eventually regained his youth via a DealWithTheDevil. The son lacked his father's natural flexibility, so he remedied it with a series of operations that's left him severely deformed, but with greater flexibility than even his father. And don't ask about the sister.

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* DC also has the Ragdoll dynasty. The father was a golden age [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] villain with contortionist abilities, who would eventually become a Mansonesque cult leader and eventually regained his youth via a DealWithTheDevil. The son lacked his father's natural flexibility, so he remedied it with a series of operations that's left him severely deformed, but with greater flexibility than even his father. And don't ask about the sister.



* In ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', towards the end a ''toy'' clown is possessed by evil spirits and ends up attacking the older brother. This was foreshadowed earlier in the movie when the boy covered up the clown with his jacket, because it was staring at him when he went to bed.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfiyJa0Zeas Parodied]] in ''Film/ScaryMovie2'' with a clown doll who [[MuggingTheMonster finds that not all victims are helpless]].

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* In ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', towards the end a ''toy'' clown is possessed by evil spirits and ends up attacking the older brother. This was foreshadowed earlier in the movie when the boy covered up the clown with his jacket, because it was staring at him when he went to bed.
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bed. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfiyJa0Zeas Parodied]] in ''Film/ScaryMovie2'' with a clown doll who [[MuggingTheMonster finds that not all victims are helpless]].



* "The master and I are going to have words. He knows I hate clowns. God, I hate them. I hate them all. I hate Bozo, Ronald, Chuckles with their freakin' dumb noses and their lousy party hats!" - Violator from the movie, ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', though his hatred comes from the fact that he has to look like a clown.

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* "The master and I are going to have words. He knows I hate clowns. God, I hate them. I hate them all. I hate Bozo, Ronald, Chuckles with their freakin' dumb noses and their lousy party hats!" - Violator from the movie, ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', though his hatred comes from the fact that he has to look like a clown.



* Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) in ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses''. Especially the first scene. He's more of a monster in ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'' but ditches the clown makeup early in the film.
** He would be a DoubleSubversion, as the first scene makes him appear to be just a DepravedKidsShowHost who only [[MoneyDearBoy dresses the part for work]], but how could someone who's openly such a {{Jerkass}} be as terrible as he talks?

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* Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) in ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses''. Especially the first scene. He's more of a monster in ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'' but ditches the clown makeup early in the film.
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film. He would be a DoubleSubversion, as the first scene makes him appear to be just a DepravedKidsShowHost who only [[MoneyDearBoy dresses the part for work]], but how could someone who's openly such a {{Jerkass}} be as terrible as he talks?



* As mentioned under Comic Books above, the various film incarnations of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker are classic examples.

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* As mentioned under Comic Books above, the various film incarnations of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker are classic examples.



** In the 1989 film, the Joker and his men also dress up as mimes in order to get close enough to a mob target to kill him, then blast the street with tommy guns.

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** In [[Film/{{Batman}} the 1989 film, film]], the Joker and his men also dress up as mimes in order to get close enough to a mob target to kill him, then blast the street with tommy guns.



* ''Literature/NightmareHour'' by Creator/RLStine featured a tale called "Afraid of Clowns" that explained that all clowns are actually [[AlwaysChaoticEvil sick people who enjoy tormenting kids]] and always single out the most frightened of them to pick on. Not to mention how they TickleTorture people to death. And worst of all, [[spoiler:the story's victim becomes one of them to save his own skin and personally picks out future victims.]]

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* ''Literature/NightmareHour'' by Creator/RLStine featured a tale called "Afraid of Clowns" that explained that all clowns are actually [[AlwaysChaoticEvil sick people who enjoy tormenting kids]] and always single out the most frightened of them to pick on. Not to mention how they TickleTorture people to death. And worst of all, [[spoiler:the story's victim becomes one of them to save his own skin and personally picks out future victims.]]victims]].



* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' had two: Zeebo the Clown, the ghost of a criminal who haunted a haunted house (go figure); and the Crimson Clown, something of a cross between a Monster Clown and a DemonicDummy.

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* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' had two: ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''
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Zeebo the Clown, the ghost of a criminal who haunted a haunted house (go figure); and the Crimson Clown, something of a cross between a Monster Clown and a DemonicDummy.



* [[Series/{{Bones}} Agent Seeley Booth]] has a problem with clowns. He shot one once. It was on top of an ice cream truck. He had to be psychoanalyzed.
** In a later Halloween episode Booth and Bones investigate a serial killer who terrifies victims to death. When Booth confronts the killer, said killer is dressed as a clown. Presumably because clowns terrify everyone.

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* [[Series/{{Bones}} ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Agent Seeley Booth]] Booth has a problem with clowns. He shot one once. It was on top of an ice cream truck. He had to be psychoanalyzed.
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psychoanalyzed. In a later Halloween episode Booth and Bones investigate a serial killer who terrifies victims to death. When Booth confronts the killer, said killer is dressed as a clown. Presumably because clowns terrify everyone.



* In the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "We All Scream For Icecream", the ghost of an ice cream-truck-driving clown who the main character and his JerkAss friend accidentally murdered when they were kids comes back for revenge with his disturbingly happy attitude. And because he drove an ice cream truck, everything around suddenly gets immeasurably cold. (by the way, the JerkAss friend inexplicably and gruesomely melted. It was a really weird episode.)

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* In the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "We All Scream For Icecream", the ghost of an ice cream-truck-driving clown who the main character and his JerkAss friend accidentally murdered when they were kids comes back for revenge with his disturbingly happy attitude. And because he drove an ice cream truck, everything around suddenly gets immeasurably cold. cold (by the way, the JerkAss friend inexplicably and gruesomely melted. It was a really weird episode.)



* Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow has Twist the Clown. Oh my god, Twisty the Clown. He is mute, wears what appears to be a skinned human mask with realistic teeth and a mouth spread in a constant horrible grin.
** This tricks start out mundane enough. Producing flowers, making balloon animals, pulling out juggling pins, etc. If he happens to screw up a balloon animal, however, or just when he gets bored...BerserkButton and MonsterClown incoming.

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* Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' has Twist the Clown. Oh my god, Twisty the Clown. He is mute, wears what appears to be a skinned human mask with realistic teeth and a mouth spread in a constant horrible grin.
** This His tricks start out mundane enough. Producing flowers, making balloon animals, pulling out juggling pins, etc. If he happens to screw up a balloon animal, however, or just when he gets bored...BerserkButton and MonsterClown Monster Clown incoming.



** Despite all of this, when his backstory is revealed, [[spoiler:he's actually the most tragic character in the season. Poor bastard never had a chance.]]

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** Despite all of this, when his backstory is revealed, [[spoiler:he's actually the most tragic character in the season. Poor bastard never had a chance.]]chance]].



** {{Downplayed}} in "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," as the singer Zoltar, an automaton performer in a CircusOfFear carnival, serves as an unusually eerie and foreboding [[CommediaDellArte Pierrot-figure]]. Though a SadClown, his obvious decrepitude and increasing desperation make the air of menace that much thicker.

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** {{Downplayed}} {{Downplayed|Trope}} in "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," as the singer Zoltar, an automaton performer in a CircusOfFear carnival, serves as an unusually eerie and foreboding [[CommediaDellArte Pierrot-figure]]. Though a SadClown, his obvious decrepitude and increasing desperation make the air of menace that much thicker.



* The ax happy Insane Clown Posse. And as of Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling's founding, they now run their own promotion, which is humorous, but in a very ironic way. ([[SelfDeprecating They basically mock everything that is wrong with it on commentary]])

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* The ax happy Insane Clown Posse. And as of Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling's founding, they now run their own promotion, which is humorous, but in a very ironic way. ([[SelfDeprecating ([[SelfDeprecation They basically mock everything that is wrong with it on commentary]])



* Subverted by Wrestling/{{Sting}} in Wrestling/{{TNA}} during his 2011 war against the Immortal faction. Slathering over his trademark black lipstick with a grotesquely smeared red GlasgowGrin, playing pranks, and [[TheHyena laughing and carrying on maniacally]], he ''seemed'' to be a Monster Clown but was actually more of a LoveableRogue playing mind games with the villains. Definitely a case of LoveItOrHateIt, especially for longtime Sting fans.

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* Subverted by Wrestling/{{Sting}} in Wrestling/{{TNA}} during his 2011 war against the Immortal faction. Slathering over his trademark black lipstick with a grotesquely smeared red GlasgowGrin, playing pranks, and [[TheHyena laughing and carrying on maniacally]], he ''seemed'' to be a Monster Clown but was actually more of a LoveableRogue LovableRogue playing mind games with the villains. Definitely a case of LoveItOrHateIt, especially for longtime Sting fans.



** [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz9ca9JpKe1qc7lon.jpg Concept art]] reveals that [[BigBad Ghadius]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to be a clown.]] (See the bottom left of the image.) It's possible that he and Joka are [[DecompositeCharacter Decomposite Characters]] of this original design.

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** [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz9ca9JpKe1qc7lon.jpg Concept art]] reveals that [[BigBad Ghadius]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was originally going to be a clown.]] (See the bottom left of the image.) It's possible that he and Joka are [[DecompositeCharacter Decomposite Characters]] {{Decomposite Character}}s of this original design.



* [[spoiler:Marx]] in the "Milky Way Wishes" portion of ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' giving Kirby access to a ForgottenSuperweapon. He then sprouts wings and turns outright ''creepy''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''
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[[spoiler:Marx]] in the "Milky Way Wishes" portion of ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' giving Kirby access to a ForgottenSuperweapon. He then sprouts wings and turns outright ''creepy''.



** In ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', [[spoiler:Magolor's first OneWingedAngel looks like a dark jester. His second form sports a jester-like hat, juggles enemies, and has a creepy perpetual smile that's later revealed to actually be an eye. ]]

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** In ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', [[spoiler:Magolor's first OneWingedAngel looks like a dark jester. His second form sports a jester-like hat, juggles enemies, and has a creepy perpetual smile that's later revealed to actually be an eye. ]]eye]].



* The {{Wolverine}} levels in ''VideoGame/SpiderManAndTheXMenInArcadesRevenge'' are a complete CircusOfFear with ball pits of [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOM]], big bright colours, [[AnvilOnHead anvils on flimsy ropes]], and has Monster clowns as enemies in abundance.
** Arcade also dispatches them during the Murderworld stage of ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''.

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* The {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} levels in ''VideoGame/SpiderManAndTheXMenInArcadesRevenge'' are a complete CircusOfFear with ball pits of [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOM]], big bright colours, [[AnvilOnHead anvils on flimsy ropes]], and has Monster clowns as enemies in abundance.
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abundance. Arcade also dispatches them during the Murderworld stage of ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''.



* Dimentio from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' certainly qualifies under this. Well, ok, he's more like a Monster Jester, but still, he intends to stab the perceived BigBad Count Bleck in the back so he could use the Chaos Heart to destroy all worlds and remake them in his image, and then when he dies, he intends to ensure their destruction anyways. He possesses [[spoiler:Luigi]] for the final battle. This is the Mario version of Kefka Palazzo.
** Tippy even refers to Dimentio in a scan (sort of: It's one of his clones before fighting him at Bleck's castle) as an Evil Clown.

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* Dimentio from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' certainly qualifies under this. Well, ok, he's more like a Monster Jester, but still, he intends to stab the perceived BigBad Count Bleck in the back so he could use the Chaos Heart to destroy all worlds and remake them in his image, and then when he dies, he intends to ensure their destruction anyways. He possesses [[spoiler:Luigi]] for the final battle. This is the Mario version of Kefka Palazzo.
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Palazzo. Tippy even refers to Dimentio in a scan (sort of: It's one of his clones before fighting him at Bleck's castle) as an Evil Clown.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and his minions certainly qualify in the ''Batman: Arkham'' series. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the first game]], Joker, all because he wanted a party, arranged for a revolt of Arkham Asylum, [[spoiler: as well as the creation of Titan to cause wanton amounts of destruction in Gotham.]] His actions in that game caused at least 113 personnel casualties, 103 of which were security personnel, as well as an unknown amount of deaths of inmates as well. In addition, he was also implied to have killed 3 personnel when he first escaped from the start of the game, something that he not only doesn't have any regrets to killing them, he decides that he'll try to kill 100 more next time. In some ways, he and his goons [[spoiler: become literal monster clowns when infused with the Titan formula.]]

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and his minions certainly qualify in the ''Batman: Arkham'' series. ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''.
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In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum the first game]], Joker, all because he wanted a party, arranged for a revolt of Arkham Asylum, [[spoiler: as well as the creation of Titan to cause wanton amounts of destruction in Gotham.]] Gotham]]. His actions in that game caused at least 113 personnel casualties, 103 of which were security personnel, as well as an unknown amount of deaths of inmates as well. In addition, he was also implied to have killed 3 personnel when he first escaped from the start of the game, something that he not only doesn't have any regrets to killing them, he decides that he'll try to kill 100 more next time. In some ways, he and his goons [[spoiler: become literal monster clowns when infused with the Titan formula.]]formula]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had the Jokerz, [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels a group of criminal biker gang]] (not truly a single organization) that at first were only inspired by the Clown Prince of Crime. Their motivations varied widely. Some were no different than other violent bikers, other than the clown makeup, others were just delinquent kids who did it for fun, and a few were actually competent and malicious villains (but they were rare). They became a serious threat in ''Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker'' where the real Joker returned, killed the leader of the biggest gang, and took over. The same story even introduced two female members, Delia and Deidre Dennis (who called themselves Dee-Dee as a team) Harley Quinn's granddaughters. (Who their parents are is not known, and [[EvilParentsWantGoodKids Harley clearly does not approve of them being crooks]], scolding them harshly after bailing them out of jail.)
** The Jokerz are far worse in [[BadFuture an alternate future]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' where Chronos recruited them as enforcers, and upgraded them with radically advanced technology and weapons, giving them actual superpowers. In this reality, Dee-Dee not only killed Terry, but also [[Franchise/GreenLantern Kai-Ro]]. (Fortunately, [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong this timeline is erased due to the actions of the present-day League.)]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' had the Jokerz, [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels a group of criminal biker gang]] (not truly a single organization) that at first were only inspired by the Clown Prince of Crime. Their motivations varied widely. Some were no different than other violent bikers, other than the clown makeup, others were just delinquent kids who did it for fun, and a few were actually competent and malicious villains (but they were rare). They became a serious threat in ''Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker'' where the real Joker returned, killed the leader of the biggest gang, and took over. The same story even introduced two female members, Delia and Deidre Dennis (who called themselves Dee-Dee as a team) Harley Quinn's granddaughters. (Who their parents are is not known, and [[EvilParentsWantGoodKids Harley clearly does not approve of them being crooks]], scolding them harshly after bailing them out of jail.)
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The Jokerz are far worse in [[BadFuture an alternate future]] of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' where Chronos recruited them as enforcers, and upgraded them with radically advanced technology and weapons, giving them actual superpowers. In this reality, Dee-Dee not only killed Terry, but also [[Franchise/GreenLantern Kai-Ro]]. (Fortunately, [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong this timeline is erased due to the actions of the present-day League.)]]



*** He tried broadcasting his show in High Definition without testing it first; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJu9T73S2SQ BIG mistake.]]
** There are even times when Krusty [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor serves as the villain of the episode]] - most notably in "Yokel Chords" and "My Fair Laddie" - and gets his comeuppance in the end.

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*** He tried broadcasting his show in High Definition without testing it first; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJu9T73S2SQ vooks.net/images/simpsonskrusty_hd.jpg BIG mistake.]]
** There are even times when Krusty [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor [[TemporarilyAVillain serves as the villain of the episode]] - most notably in "Yokel Chords" and "My Fair Laddie" - and gets his comeuppance in the end.



** In a moment of CharacterizationMarchesOn, in an early season 1 episode it is actually ''Didi'' who is scared of clowns. A clown at a carnival sneaks up behind her and scares her, albeit accidentally.



** In a moment of CharacterizationMarchesOn, in an early season 1 episode it is actually ''Didi'' who is scared of clowns. A clown at a carnival sneaks up behind her and scares her, albeit accidentally.



* In the episode of ''SouthPark'' "The Poor Kid", social services have a special room for kids with posters of grinning clowns. Kenny and his siblings sit there, all looking rather unnerved. Later Cartman enters the room. He looks just as uncomfortable. This is ''Cartman'' we're talking about.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode of ''SouthPark'' "The Poor Kid", social services have a special room for kids with posters of grinning clowns. Kenny and his siblings sit there, all looking rather unnerved. Later Cartman enters the room. He looks just as uncomfortable. This is ''Cartman'' we're talking about.



* Four of these showed up in the ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "Power Squid and Spaghetti Beezy", though they weren't so much monsters as they were [[{{Jerkass}} assholes]].
** There was also the episode where Jimmy and Beezy tried to become clowns, only to be constantly rebuffed by the selfsame jerks.

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* Four of these showed up in the ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' episode "Power Squid and Spaghetti Beezy", though they weren't so much monsters as they were [[{{Jerkass}} assholes]].
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assholes]]. There was also the episode where Jimmy and Beezy tried to become clowns, only to be constantly rebuffed by the selfsame jerks.



* In Portugal, there were several urban legends regarding a gang known as "Boca de Palhaço" (Clown Mouth). Apparently, they would approach students who were alone at night and would ask them if they wanted to be killed, raped or having a "Clown Mouth" (sometimes they would immediatly reveal who they were, other times they would be disguised as harmless pranksters). The victims would usually pick the third option, not knowing what it meant. To their horror, it meant to "tear their faces", creating a real life GlasgowGrin. Messages about them began being spread, and students became so frightned that they would not leave school unless their parents would pick them up. The police eventually revealed the tales to be nothing but a hoax, leading to people essentially forgeting about them. Doesn´t change the fact that whoever came up with this might be giving some "real" sick creeps a [[FridgeHorror bad idea...]]

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* In Portugal, there were several urban legends regarding a gang known as "Boca de Palhaço" (Clown Mouth). Apparently, they would approach students who were alone at night and would ask them if they wanted to be killed, raped or having a "Clown Mouth" (sometimes they would immediatly reveal who they were, other times they would be disguised as harmless pranksters). The victims would usually pick the third option, not knowing what it meant. To their horror, it meant to "tear their faces", creating a real life GlasgowGrin. Messages about them began being spread, and students became so frightned frightened that they would not leave school unless their parents would pick them up. The police eventually revealed the tales to be nothing but a hoax, leading to people essentially forgeting about them. Doesn´t change the fact that whoever came up with this might be giving some "real" sick creeps a [[FridgeHorror bad idea...]]



* There has been an upturn in [[ARareSentence clown-related crime]] in France recently, to the point where [[http://www.france24.com/en/20141026-panic-clown-terror-spreads-southern-france/ local police had orders to apprehend people in clown makeup]] and impromptu anti-clown vigilante squads emerged.
** If you think about it, dressing as a clown is a perfect cover for a criminal, if for no other reason than it falls straight into RefugeInAudacity territory, and even those who are not afraid of looking silly by making accusations will simply be told that [[YouWatchTooMuchX they've seen too many evil-clown movies, or TV shows, or whatever]].

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* There has been an upturn in [[ARareSentence clown-related crime]] in France recently, to the point where [[http://www.france24.com/en/20141026-panic-clown-terror-spreads-southern-france/ local police had orders to apprehend people in clown makeup]] and impromptu anti-clown vigilante squads emerged.
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emerged. If you think about it, dressing as a clown is a perfect cover for a criminal, if for no other reason than it falls straight into RefugeInAudacity territory, and even those who are not afraid of looking silly by making accusations will simply be told that [[YouWatchTooMuchX they've seen too many evil-clown movies, or TV shows, or whatever]].
31st Oct '16 5:46:54 PM CaptainSupermarket
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* The FantasticNoir MonsterMash Literature/FiftyFeetOfTrouble includes the Reverend Bobo Gigglesworth. Creepy, check. Clown, check. Also monster of the cloth.
31st Oct '16 12:28:32 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Autumn 2016 saw a social-media-driven "scary clown" panic in the run-up to Halloween, initially in the USA and later throughout the western world. It appears to have begun with news stories at the end of August reporting people in clown costumes behaving in a threatening way outside an apartment complex in South Carolina, and then blew up thanks to rumour, inflammatory stories on fake news sites, and some genuine trolls actually dressing up as evil clowns in public to frighten people. Not many of these reports have been confirmed so far (news reports are mainly going off [[UnreliableNarrator eyewitness accounts that may or may not be serious in nature]]), but for what it's worth, there have also been several reports of would-be Monster Clown impersonators getting attacked in turn or having weapons pulled on them by the people they target ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM7-UlqV_s this one got both, for instance]]), [[DontTryThisAtHome which ought to give pause to anybody thinking that dressing up and threatening strangers would be a funny idea for a prank.]]

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* Autumn 2016 saw a social-media-driven "scary clown" panic in the run-up to Halloween, initially in the USA and later throughout the western world. It appears to have begun with news stories at the end of August reporting people in clown costumes behaving in a threatening way outside an apartment complex in South Carolina, and then blew up thanks to rumour, inflammatory stories on fake news sites, and some genuine trolls actually dressing up as evil clowns in public to frighten people. Not many of these reports have been confirmed so far (news reports are mainly going off [[UnreliableNarrator eyewitness accounts that may or may not be serious in nature]]), but for what it's worth, there have also been several reports of would-be Monster Clown impersonators getting attacked in turn or having weapons pulled on them by the people they target ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM7-UlqV_s this one one]], for instance, got both, for instance]]), [[PistolWhipping both]]), [[DontTryThisAtHome which ought to give pause to anybody thinking that dressing up and threatening strangers would be a funny idea for a prank.]]
31st Oct '16 12:27:10 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Autumn 2016 saw a social-media-driven "scary clown" panic in the run-up to Halloween, initially in the USA and later throughout the western world. It appears to have begun with news stories at the end of August reporting people in clown costumes behaving in a threatening way outside an apartment complex in South Carolina, and then blew up thanks to rumour, inflammatory stories on fake news sites, and some genuine trolls actually dressing up as evil clowns in public to frighten people. Not many of these reports have been confirmed so far (news reports are mainly going off [[UnreliableNarrator eyewitness accounts that may or may not be serious in nature]]), but for what it's worth, there have also been several reports of would-be Monster Clown impersonators getting attacked in turn or having weapons pulled on them by the people they target (like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM7-UlqV_s this one, for instance]]), [[DontTryThisAtHome which ought to give pause to anybody thinking that dressing up and threatening strangers would be a funny idea for a prank.]]

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* Autumn 2016 saw a social-media-driven "scary clown" panic in the run-up to Halloween, initially in the USA and later throughout the western world. It appears to have begun with news stories at the end of August reporting people in clown costumes behaving in a threatening way outside an apartment complex in South Carolina, and then blew up thanks to rumour, inflammatory stories on fake news sites, and some genuine trolls actually dressing up as evil clowns in public to frighten people. Not many of these reports have been confirmed so far (news reports are mainly going off [[UnreliableNarrator eyewitness accounts that may or may not be serious in nature]]), but for what it's worth, there have also been several reports of would-be Monster Clown impersonators getting attacked in turn or having weapons pulled on them by the people they target (like [[https://www.([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM7-UlqV_s this one, one got both, for instance]]), [[DontTryThisAtHome which ought to give pause to anybody thinking that dressing up and threatening strangers would be a funny idea for a prank.]]
31st Oct '16 12:24:07 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Autumn 2016 saw a social-media-driven "scary clown" panic in the run-up to Halloween, initially in the USA and later throughout the western world. It appears to have begun with news stories at the end of August reporting people in clown costumes behaving in a threatening way outside an apartment complex in South Carolina, and then blew up thanks to rumour, inflammatory stories on fake news sites, and some genuine trolls actually dressing up as evil clowns in public to frighten people. Not many of these reports have been confirmed so far (news reports are mainly going off [[UnreliableNarrator eyewitness accounts that may or may not be serious in nature]]), but for what it's worth, there have also been several reports of would-be Monster Clown impersonators getting attacked in turn or having weapons pulled on them by the people they target, [[DontTryThisAtHome which ought to give pause to anybody thinking that dressing up and threatening strangers would be a funny idea for a prank.]]

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* Autumn 2016 saw a social-media-driven "scary clown" panic in the run-up to Halloween, initially in the USA and later throughout the western world. It appears to have begun with news stories at the end of August reporting people in clown costumes behaving in a threatening way outside an apartment complex in South Carolina, and then blew up thanks to rumour, inflammatory stories on fake news sites, and some genuine trolls actually dressing up as evil clowns in public to frighten people. Not many of these reports have been confirmed so far (news reports are mainly going off [[UnreliableNarrator eyewitness accounts that may or may not be serious in nature]]), but for what it's worth, there have also been several reports of would-be Monster Clown impersonators getting attacked in turn or having weapons pulled on them by the people they target, target (like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gM7-UlqV_s this one, for instance]]), [[DontTryThisAtHome which ought to give pause to anybody thinking that dressing up and threatening strangers would be a funny idea for a prank.]]
29th Oct '16 12:05:01 PM Dravencour
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* An original plan for ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' was to have The Shape wear a Weary Willie mask instead of the tweaked Creator/WilliamShatner one they ended up using. He does wear the clown mask for the film's opening scene.

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* An original plan for ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'' was to have The Shape Michael Myers wear a Weary Willie mask instead of the tweaked Creator/WilliamShatner one they ended up using. He Michael does wear the clown mask for the film's opening scene.scene, where he murders his older sister.
28th Oct '16 8:43:24 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Ride/BuschGardens' Theatre/HowlOScream had one simply named "Clown" as a member of "The 13", a sinister group of monsters that served as the "icons" of the event in 2013.
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