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1st May '16 5:47:48 PM DreamerCynist2
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** The Dark Hand are said to have connections to nearly every known form of criminal activity and when Valmont, Finn, and Ratso allow themselves to be arrested, they get a fifty year sentence in a maximum security prison. However, most criminal acts that don't relate to magic artifacts or are relevant to the plot aren't shown, the Enforcers are mostly portrayed as AffablyEvil and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain incompetent]] and while Valmount does start off as a credible threat, he soon undergoes VillainDecay.

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** The Dark Hand are said to have connections to nearly every known form of criminal activity and when Valmont, Finn, and Ratso allow themselves to be arrested, they get a fifty year sentence in a maximum security prison. However, most criminal acts that don't relate to magic artifacts or are otherwise relevant to the plot aren't shown, the Enforcers are mostly portrayed as AffablyEvil and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain incompetent]] and while Valmount does start off as a credible threat, he soon undergoes VillainDecay.
1st May '16 1:18:15 PM DreamerCynist2
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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': When Uncle and Daolon Wong first meet, Wong reveals himself as the one who killed Uncle's Chi Master. This crime is never shown onscreen.
* Ma Vreedle in ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' is constantly [[CharacterShilling shilled]] as a fearsome, skilled villain whose action made her wanted in 12 systems, banned in 27 others, and somehow caused Vilgax (who is considered the most dangerous being in the Galaxy) to be terrified by her. The things she is actually ''seen'' doing onscreen, however, are cartoonish schemes in the same vein than the show's more comedic villains, making you wonder why everyone is so afraid of her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'':
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When Uncle and Daolon Wong first meet, Wong reveals himself as the one who killed Uncle's Chi Master. This crime is never shown onscreen.
** The Dark Hand are said to have connections to nearly every known form of criminal activity and when Valmont, Finn, and Ratso allow themselves to be arrested, they get a fifty year sentence in a maximum security prison. However, most criminal acts that don't relate to magic artifacts or are relevant to the plot aren't shown, the Enforcers are mostly portrayed as AffablyEvil and [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain incompetent]] and while Valmount does start off as a credible threat, he soon undergoes VillainDecay.
* Ma Vreedle in ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' is constantly [[CharacterShilling shilled]] as a fearsome, skilled villain whose action actions made her wanted in 12 systems, banned in 27 others, and somehow caused Vilgax (who is considered the most dangerous being in the Galaxy) to be terrified by her. The things she is actually ''seen'' doing onscreen, however, are cartoonish schemes in the same vein than the show's more comedic villains, making you wonder why everyone is so afraid of her.
15th Apr '16 6:09:00 PM emeriin
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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, while Hyper stalking him, breaking into his house and kidnapping him is bad enough, she had him for two weeks that we don't see and only get references to. This is more out of necessity than anything else, as (for example) they can't exactly show her lopping off one of his toes like he said she did.
6th Mar '16 2:53:32 AM GentlemensDame883
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* Very much in effect in the novel ''From Outer Space''. The villain only actually appears in the last ten or so pages and, although he is indeed both a collosal {{jerkass}} and a DirtyCoward, he doesn't come off as being anywhere near as evil as the Hunter claims him to be.

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* Very much in effect in the novel ''From Outer Space''. The villain only actually appears in the last ten or so pages and, although he is indeed both a collosal colossal {{jerkass}} and a DirtyCoward, he doesn't come off as being anywhere near as evil as the Hunter claims him to be.


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* In ''Literature/KillDecision'', Odin is reluctant to get the help of Mordecai because he's supposedly horrid scum even by Odin's loose standards. But apart from a not-entirely-unjustified attempt at calling the authorities on them and a throwaway mention of his porn being of the cephalopodic variety, we don't actually see him being the kind of absolute monster that deserves Odin's scorn.
29th Feb '16 3:34:31 AM Theokal3
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* Ma Vreedle in ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' is constantly [[CharacterShilling shilled]] as a fearsome, skilled villain whose action made her wanted in 12 systems banned in 27 others, and somehow caused Vilgax (who is considered the most dangerous being in the Galaxy) to be terrified by her. What we actually ''see'' her doing onscreen, however, are cartoonish schemes in the same vein than the show's more comedic villains, making you wonder why everyone is so afraid of her.

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* Ma Vreedle in ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' is constantly [[CharacterShilling shilled]] as a fearsome, skilled villain whose action made her wanted in 12 systems systems, banned in 27 others, and somehow caused Vilgax (who is considered the most dangerous being in the Galaxy) to be terrified by her. What we The things she is actually ''see'' her ''seen'' doing onscreen, however, are cartoonish schemes in the same vein than the show's more comedic villains, making you wonder why everyone is so afraid of her.
29th Feb '16 3:32:08 AM Theokal3
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* Ma Vreedle in ''Franchise/{{Ben 10}}'' is constantly [[CharacterShilling shilled]] as a fearsome, skilled villain whose action made her wanted in 12 systems banned in 27 others, and somehow caused Vilgax (who is considered the most dangerous being in the Galaxy) to be terrified by her. What we actually ''see'' her doing onscreen, however, are cartoonish schemes in the same vein than the show's more comedic villains, making you wonder why everyone is so afraid of her.
23rd Feb '16 11:48:55 PM KOman
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** In general, if a pirate is not meant to be a villain (like the Supernovas, or the similarly notorious Super Rookies introduced in the Dressrosa arc), his more unpleasant traits will be kept offscreen.
16th Dec '15 4:00:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[RepoTheGeneticOpera Repo! The Genetic Opera]]'' has Luigi and Pavi, brothers stated to be a murderer and a rapist, respectively. While we see Luigi stab several people to death, all the girls we see with Pavi are quite willing. This could be because while violence is always fun, it's ''really'' hard to joke about rape.
* Frank Miller for most of ''HighNoon''. The hero Kane threw him in prison for unspecified charges before the start of the film, but Miller gets pardoned and decides to take revenge on Kane. Kane runs around town insisting that Miller is a menace to them all, but people refuse to stand with him. Some even sympathize with Miller and insist that Kane is trying to drag them into a personal feud. When Miller finally arrives, he sports some [[GoodScarsEvilScars evil scars]] to prove his villainy, but he still doesn't do anything except go after Kane.

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* ''[[RepoTheGeneticOpera Repo! The Genetic Opera]]'' ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera'' has Luigi and Pavi, brothers stated to be a murderer and a rapist, respectively. While we see Luigi stab several people to death, all the girls we see with Pavi are quite willing. This could be because while violence is always fun, it's ''really'' hard to joke about rape.
* Frank Miller for most of ''HighNoon''.''Film/HighNoon''. The hero Kane threw him in prison for unspecified charges before the start of the film, but Miller gets pardoned and decides to take revenge on Kane. Kane runs around town insisting that Miller is a menace to them all, but people refuse to stand with him. Some even sympathize with Miller and insist that Kane is trying to drag them into a personal feud. When Miller finally arrives, he sports some [[GoodScarsEvilScars evil scars]] to prove his villainy, but he still doesn't do anything except go after Kane.
16th Dec '15 4:00:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** It's arguable that we do at least see the results of the OffstageVillainy--it's hard to imagine Pavi's flesh masks came from willing donors. Plus the first time he meets Shilo, he's creepy to the point of Luigi actually trying to rescue her from him. ''Luigi!''
23rd Nov '15 7:38:54 PM Theokal3
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* [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression The United Earth Directorate]] in ''Franchise/StarCraft''. Canonically, they are a ruthless dictatorship who abolished cultural ethnicity and religion on Earth, banished 400 millions human in space for being considered "undesirable" and came to the Koprulu Sector with the intention of enslaving or eradicating the Zerg and Protoss. Unfortunately, [[AllThereInTheManual very little of this is actually shown in-game]], and all we get to see in their ''Brood War'' campaign is them trying to enslave the Zerg (who at this point were AlwaysChaoticEvil) and [[KickTheSonOfABitch beating the crap out of Arcturus Mengsk, one of the most reviled characters in the franchise]]. This has caused plenty of fans to [[RootingForTheEmpire root for them]], and not understand why the heroic characters chose to form an EnemyMine with the much more ObviouslyEvil [[DarkActionGirl Sarah Kerrigan]] to fight them.
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