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12th Jan '17 11:16:38 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroKaizouKeikaku Darkdeath'': Really, how evil can you be if your name is ''''''Evilman'''''?! [[spoiler:Subverted. He's not as evil as he initially seems.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/AdvanceWars Advance Wars: Days of Ruin]]'', it comes as no surprise that Admiral Greyfield evil to neither the player ''or'' the characters in-universe. The trouble is that Brenner's men are ''that'' desperate to save as many civilians as possible and Greyfield has plenty of food and supplies... and they ''severely'' underestimate just how evil and unhinged Greyfield is.

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* ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroKaizouKeikaku Darkdeath'': ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'': Really, how evil can you be if your name is ''''''Evilman'''''?! '''''Darkdeath Evilman'''''?! [[spoiler:Subverted. He's not as evil as he initially seems.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/AdvanceWars Advance Wars: Days of Ruin]]'', it comes as no surprise that Admiral Greyfield is evil to neither either the player ''or'' the characters in-universe. The trouble is that Brenner's men are ''that'' desperate to save as many civilians as possible and Greyfield has plenty of food and supplies... and they ''severely'' underestimate just how evil and unhinged Greyfield is.
2nd Jan '17 5:51:50 PM Octorok103
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** Majin Buu's true form, Kid Buu. Let's see. He has {{black eyes|OfEvil}}, is [[AxCrazy batshit insane]], [[ForTheEvulz completely motiveless in his acts]], [[TheSociopath has absolutely zero conscious]], and his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction consists of him blowing up Earth simply because it was there]].

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** Majin Buu's true form, Kid Buu. Let's see. He has {{black eyes|OfEvil}}, is [[AxCrazy batshit insane]], [[ForTheEvulz completely motiveless in his acts]], [[TheSociopath has absolutely zero conscious]], conscience]], and his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction consists of him blowing up Earth simply because it was there]].
27th Dec '16 8:41:10 AM SilverSupernova
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** Zig-Zagged in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon''. [[spoiler:Lusamine actually does a great job at hiding her true intentions... until Hau makes an offhand remark about her resemblance to his friend Lillie. Upon hearing that name, she makes a creepy grimace and mutters a few ominous remarks about controlling things and obedience, immediately throwing away any of the player's potential surprise when she was revealed as the main villain and as Lillie's mother.]]
*** [[spoiler: The Aether Foundation's]] villainous role isn't that surprising when the very first cutscene in the game is [[spoiler:Aether worker's trying to capture your friend, Lillie.]] Even less so when you meet [[spoiler:Faba]], who's so arrogant and condescending that it's impossible for him not to be a bad guy.
26th Dec '16 7:57:41 PM Bugfragged
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** However, the mummy-like Aeon he summons subverts this. [[spoiler:She's actually his mother-turned-Final Aeon and eventually joins Yuna out of atonement for unwittingly causing his StartOfDarkness.]]

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** However, Anima, the mummy-like Aeon he summons summons, subverts this. [[spoiler:She's actually his mother-turned-Final Aeon and eventually joins Yuna out of atonement for unwittingly causing his StartOfDarkness.]]
26th Dec '16 7:56:34 PM Bugfragged
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** However, the mummy-like Aeon he summons subverts this. [[spoiler:She's actually his mother-turned-Final Aeon and eventually joins Yuna out of atonement for unwittingly causing his StartOfDarkness.]]
24th Dec '16 9:24:23 PM merotoker
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** Majin Buu's true form, Kid Buu. Let's see. He has [[BlackEyesOfEvil black eyes]], is [[AxCrazy batshit insane]], [[ForTheEvulz completely motiveless in his acts]], [[TheSociopath has absolutely zero conscious]], and his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction consists of him blowing up Earth simply because it was there]].

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** Majin Buu's true form, Kid Buu. Let's see. He has [[BlackEyesOfEvil black eyes]], {{black eyes|OfEvil}}, is [[AxCrazy batshit insane]], [[ForTheEvulz completely motiveless in his acts]], [[TheSociopath has absolutely zero conscious]], and his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduction consists of him blowing up Earth simply because it was there]].



* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} named his group the Brotherhood of ''Evil'' Mutants. Seriously, just drop the "evil" and you'd come across much better. Modern writers noticed this, and {{retcon}}ned the "Evil" part as being a sarcastic comment on how humanity sees mutants in general, and those who want more mutant rights in particular. When the group pops up in modern adaptations, they're usually just the "Brotherhood of Mutants." When Mystique was running the gang herself, ostensibly for the US government, she gets smart about the name and calls the team, "Freedom Force."

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} named his group the Brotherhood of ''Evil'' Mutants. Seriously, just drop the "evil" and you'd come across much better. Modern writers noticed this, and {{retcon}}ned the "Evil" part as being a sarcastic comment on how humanity sees mutants in general, and those who want more mutant rights in particular. When the group pops up in modern adaptations, they're usually just the "Brotherhood of Mutants." When Mystique was running the gang herself, ostensibly for the US government, she gets smart about the name and calls the team, "Freedom Force."



* Subverted by Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[GoodColorsEvilColors whose costume]] [[TerrorHero and persona]] [[DarkIsNotEvil/ComicBooks are more akin to that of a traditional villain]], and his {{archenemy}} the [[MonsterClown jolly-looking]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]], who is colorful (although in purple and green) and often smiling (albeit in [[SlasherSmile a disturbing way]]). Then again, [[MonsterClown clowns aren't generally viewed as all that benevolent]]....

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* Subverted by Franchise/{{Batman}}, [[GoodColorsEvilColors whose costume]] [[TerrorHero and persona]] [[DarkIsNotEvil/ComicBooks are more akin to that of a traditional villain]], and his {{archenemy}} the [[MonsterClown jolly-looking]] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]], who is colorful (although in purple and green) and often smiling (albeit in [[SlasherSmile a disturbing way]]). Then again, [[MonsterClown clowns aren't generally viewed as all that benevolent]]....



* [[Characters/XMenVillains Mister Sinister]]. If his name isn't huge enough of a red flag, [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Mister_Sinister_001.jpg just look at him]]. And while we're at it, we can't forget his [[ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} former boss]], ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Apocalypse]]''.
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor (now called Journey into Mystery): Loki was recently reincarnated as a child (without his adult memories), and is facing this in-universe: Everyone other than Thor (and he has reservations) is essentially saying "He's Loki, so he must be evil." Loki is trying very hard to make his reputation work for him, and in dealings with people like Mephisto is desperately trying to channel his evil past self (often making comments to his companions on how fun it is to talk like you're an evil, powerful trickster when you're really just a kid).

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* [[Characters/XMenVillains [[Characters/XMenRoguesGalleryMToZ Mister Sinister]]. If his name isn't huge enough of a red flag, [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Mister_Sinister_001.[[http://actionagogo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Mr._Sinister_Dialogue.jpg just look at him]]. And while we're at it, we can't forget his [[ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} former boss]], ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Apocalypse]]''.
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor (now called Journey into Mystery): Loki ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery: ComicBook/{{Loki}} was recently reincarnated as a child (without his adult memories), and is facing faced this in-universe: Everyone other than Thor (and he has had reservations) is essentially saying said "He's Loki, so he must be evil." Loki is trying tried very hard to make his reputation work for him, and in dealings with people like Mephisto is desperately trying tried to channel his evil past self (often making comments to his companions on how fun it is to talk like you're an evil, powerful trickster when you're really just a kid).



* Comicbook/DoctorStrange's foes who fit this trope include Dormammu (covered in SpikesOfVillainy, with a skull-like head surrounded by flames) and Shuma-Gorath (StarfishAlien with a single staring red eye in the center of his tentacles). Satannish, Mephisto, Chthon, Sligguth, N'Gabthoth...

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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange's foes who fit this trope include Dormammu (covered in SpikesOfVillainy, with a skull-like head surrounded by flames) and Shuma-Gorath (StarfishAlien ({{Starfish Alien|s}} with a single staring red eye in the center of his tentacles). Satannish, Mephisto, Chthon, Sligguth, N'Gabthoth...



** Count Kasino was a JerkAss and a SmugSnake [[AristocratsAreEvil Aristocrate]] who hired two elite assassins as his bodyguards and hardly made any secret of the fact he was a ruthless dictator in his region.

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** Count Kasino was a JerkAss and a SmugSnake [[AristocratsAreEvil Aristocrate]] {{Aristocrat|sAreEvil}}e who hired two elite assassins as his bodyguards and hardly made any secret of the fact he was a ruthless dictator in his region.



** He only ''got'' the brain-eating snakes after he took over, since it was a result of the [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Ahriman]] that let him take over. Presumably he was a little less obviously evil beforehand, though since he was an EvilVizier you never know.

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** He only ''got'' the brain-eating snakes after he took over, since it was a result of the [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Ahriman]] that let him take over. Presumably he was a little less obviously evil beforehand, though since he was an EvilVizier [[EvilChancellor Evil Vizier]] you never know.



* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': [[BigBad Yuuki Terumi]] [[DownplayedTrope might not be the most triumphant example of this trope]], simply because he comes across as such a [[BadassInANiceSuit snazzy]] [[EvilIsCool lookin']] [[Music/MichaelJackson smooth criminal]] at first glance, but once you see his SupernaturalGoldEyes or PsychoticSmirk you just know he's up to no good. In the sequel he stops pretending to be one of the good guys and instead throws himself head first into complete immorality and gleefully revels in depravity. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't get the least bit better]] [[FridgeBrilliance when you realize that]] his false name [[LouisCypher "Hazama" roughly translates to "otherworldly"]], he has a prominent [[AnimalMotifs snake motif]] and has a [[FauxAffablyEvil shady but gentlemanly demanour]]. "Hazama" is also merely one of his [[IHaveManyNames many nefarious nicknames]], the others including such endearing aliases as "[[TokenEvilTeammate Black Susano'o]]", "[[LateArrivalSpoiler The True Evil]]" and his Phase 1 body is named "Kazuma [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kvar]]". However, his [[spoiler:not really]] true name is fairly safe ("Yuuki" means "courage")... until you realize that before he became known as "{{Satan}}", God's right hand angel went under the name "Lucifer", which meant "Lightbringer". And then ''Central Fiction'' threw all ambiguity out the window [[spoiler:with the reveal of his ''original'' form and name: the God Susano'o, ''the'' JerkassGod of Japanese mythology...except even worse because this version never made up with Amaterasu and still wants to destroy the world, and his appearance is the [[PoweredArmor Susanooh Unit]] having undergone an EvilMakeover]]. So yeah, there you have it folks; [[ExaggeratedTrope Terumi is none other than the BB verse's own take on]] [[{{Satan}} Evil Incarnate]], [[spoiler:and quite literally a GodOfEvil]].

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': [[BigBad Yuuki Terumi]] [[DownplayedTrope might not be the most triumphant example of this trope]], simply because he comes across as such a [[BadassInANiceSuit snazzy]] [[EvilIsCool lookin']] [[Music/MichaelJackson smooth criminal]] at first glance, but once you see his SupernaturalGoldEyes or PsychoticSmirk you just know he's up to no good. In the sequel he stops pretending to be one of the good guys and instead throws himself head first into complete immorality and gleefully revels in depravity. [[FromBadToWorse It doesn't get the least bit better]] [[FridgeBrilliance when you realize that]] his false name [[LouisCypher "Hazama" roughly translates to "otherworldly"]], he has a prominent [[AnimalMotifs snake motif]] and has a [[FauxAffablyEvil shady but gentlemanly demanour]]. "Hazama" is also merely one of his [[IHaveManyNames many nefarious nicknames]], the others including such endearing aliases as "[[TokenEvilTeammate Black Susano'o]]", "[[LateArrivalSpoiler The True Evil]]" and his Phase 1 body is named "Kazuma [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Kvar]]". However, his [[spoiler:not really]] true name is fairly safe ("Yuuki" means "courage")... until you realize that before he became known as "{{Satan}}", God's right hand angel went under the name "Lucifer", which meant "Lightbringer". And then ''Central Fiction'' threw all ambiguity out the window [[spoiler:with the reveal of his ''original'' form and name: the God Susano'o, ''the'' JerkassGod {{Jerkass God|s}} of Japanese mythology...except even worse because this version never made up with Amaterasu and still wants to destroy the world, and his appearance is the [[PoweredArmor Susanooh Unit]] having undergone an EvilMakeover]]. So yeah, there you have it folks; [[ExaggeratedTrope Terumi is none other than the BB verse's own take on]] [[{{Satan}} Evil Incarnate]], [[spoiler:and quite literally a GodOfEvil]].



* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'': The villain of this game. He introduces himself as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mephiles the Dark]]. When asked about himself, he falls silent and changes the subject. He ''looks'' like an evil twin of Shadow the Hedgehog (who himself already looks like an evil twin of Sonic the Hedgehog). It's almost mind-boggling that Silver didn't realize Mephiles was a bad guy the very first time they met. He moves like a puppet, has soulless, feral eyes, and [[NoMouth NO MOUTH]] (yet his face [[UncannyValley moves when he talks]]). And that's when he is a Shadow doppelganger, to say nothing of his powered up form, which is crystal-like, emits blue flames, and has red scleras with [[SicklyGreenGlow green glowing]] cat irises. And is voiced by DanGreen. On top of that, his name is a corruption of [[{{Satan}} Mephistopheles]].

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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'': The villain of this game. He introduces himself as [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mephiles the Dark]]. When asked about himself, he falls silent and changes the subject. He ''looks'' like an evil twin of Shadow the Hedgehog (who himself already looks like an evil twin of Sonic the Hedgehog). It's almost mind-boggling that Silver didn't realize Mephiles was a bad guy the very first time they met. He moves like a puppet, has soulless, feral eyes, and [[NoMouth NO MOUTH]] (yet his face [[UncannyValley moves when he talks]]). And that's when he is a Shadow doppelganger, to say nothing of his powered up form, which is crystal-like, emits blue flames, and has red scleras with [[SicklyGreenGlow green glowing]] cat irises. And is voiced by DanGreen.Creator/DanGreen. On top of that, his name is a corruption of [[{{Satan}} Mephistopheles]].



** SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}}, at least [[GoKartingWithBowser when not go-karting with his foes]]. EvilLaugh? Check. Boasting? Check. Plans for world domination? And beyond. He's also a giant monster with red eyes and spikes, which helps.
*** What ''doesn't'' help is those times where he's helped his foes fight greater villains for his own personal interests instead of doing what any ObviouslyEvil type would do like helping likes of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Smithy]], [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Cackletta]], and [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Dimentio]] defeat his foes. And those occasions weren't just go-karting with foes, they [[{{Hypocrite}} actually contradict those said traits.]]
** [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] and [[VideoGame/MarioTennis Waluigi]]. Their physical features are exaggerations of the Mario Bros´s bodies, and their personalities are also counterparts. Wario is a [[FatBastard Fat Bastard]] who downplays this trope because he is an anti-hero, even if a [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Hero]]. Waluigi sports (sometimes) purple [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing eyes]] and is just as twisted as Wario, but instead of being an sociopathic anti-hero like Wario, he is a [[TragicVillain tragic anti-villain]]

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}}, [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]], at least [[GoKartingWithBowser when not go-karting with his foes]]. EvilLaugh? Check. Boasting? Check. Plans for world domination? And beyond. He's also a giant monster with red eyes and spikes, which helps.
*** What ''doesn't'' help is those times where he's helped his foes fight greater villains for his own personal interests instead of doing what any ObviouslyEvil Obviously Evil type would do like helping likes of [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG Smithy]], [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Cackletta]], and [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Dimentio]] defeat his foes. And those occasions weren't just go-karting with foes, they [[{{Hypocrite}} actually contradict those said traits.]]
** [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] VideoGame/{{Wario|Land}} and [[VideoGame/MarioTennis Waluigi]]. Their physical features are exaggerations of the Mario Bros´s bodies, and their personalities are also counterparts. Wario is a [[FatBastard Fat Bastard]] who downplays this trope because he is an anti-hero, even if a [[SociopathicHero Sociopathic Hero]]. Waluigi sports (sometimes) purple [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing eyes]] and is just as twisted as Wario, but instead of being an sociopathic anti-hero like Wario, he is a [[TragicVillain tragic anti-villain]]



* Most ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' villains are ''really'' unsubtle in their constant [[KickTheDog dog kicking]], their blatantly selfish, malevolent motives, and their choices of wardrobe and lighting. For instance, Dr. Ashida in "The Dragons of Ashida" is such an arrogantly megalomanical [[EvilLaugh cackling]] YellowPeril MadScientist that he makes the series' BigBad, Dr. Zin, seem AffablyEvil and restrained by comparison.

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* Most ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' villains are ''really'' unsubtle in their constant [[KickTheDog dog kicking]], their blatantly selfish, malevolent motives, and their choices of wardrobe and lighting. For instance, Dr. Ashida in "The Dragons of Ashida" is such an arrogantly megalomanical megalomaniacal [[EvilLaugh cackling]] YellowPeril MadScientist that he makes the series' BigBad, Dr. Zin, seem AffablyEvil and restrained by comparison.



** Lord Tirek in the season 4 finale makes all the above examples look like diabolical masters of subtlety. [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver Red and Black Color Scheme]]? Check. [[BlackEyesOfEvil Black Eyes]] with [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing yellow pupils?]] Check. [[EvilSoundsRaspy Raspy voice]] that becomes a [[EvilSoundsDeep deep, growling voice]] the more powerful he gets? Check. [[EvilIsBurningHot Fire-based Magic]]? Check. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Sees Friendship as a form of slavery?]] Check. Tirek is so blatantly obvious in his villainy its surprising to know the only thing he's missing is an EvilLaugh.

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** Lord Tirek in the season 4 finale makes all the above examples look like diabolical masters of subtlety. [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver Red and Black Color Scheme]]? Check. [[BlackEyesOfEvil Black Eyes]] {{Black Eyes|OfEvil}} with [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing yellow pupils?]] Check. [[EvilSoundsRaspy Raspy voice]] that becomes a [[EvilSoundsDeep deep, growling voice]] the more powerful he gets? Check. [[EvilIsBurningHot Fire-based Magic]]? Check. [[EvilCannotComprehendGood Sees Friendship as a form of slavery?]] Check. Tirek is so blatantly obvious in his villainy its surprising to know the only thing he's missing is an EvilLaugh.
20th Dec '16 9:26:36 PM Lizardon
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* In case calling the Empire "evil" right in the first film's opening crawl wasn't obvious enough, ''Franchise/StarWars'' makes sure that you understand who the villains are just by looking at them.

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* In case calling the Galactic Empire "evil" right in the first film's opening crawl wasn't obvious enough, ''Franchise/StarWars'' makes sure that you understand who the villains are just by looking at them.
19th Dec '16 4:14:31 PM Lemia
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' in regards to Zuko. He starts out as the heroes' first antagonist who's [[BaldOfEvil bald]], [[RedRightHand scarred]], and clothed in the [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver red and black colors]] of the [[TheEmpire Fire Nation]]. However, it becomes clear after several episodes that he's actually a [[AntiVillain rather sympathetic antagonist]] with an incredibly sad backstory of how he got scarred and [[spoiler:he eventually does a HeelFaceTurn]].




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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season's 4 BigBad Damien Darhk is so dark that the Green Arrow must learn to use the Light of the Soul to hope to defeat him. Darhk also wears very dark suits.
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* ''Film/SpidersIIBreedingGround'': Dr. Grbac basically screams "MadScientist" the minute he enters the screen. He doesn't help his case either by referring to Alexandra and Jason as "perfect specimens" while pretending to be performing a routine inspection.
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