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22nd Jun '16 3:20:31 AM Evighet
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* The titular villain of Stephen King's ''Literature/It'' may antagonize the characters a lot but manages still to fit this trope quite well. It has been around since the beginning of time and as Mike Hanlon finds out, [[MonsterClown Pennywise]] has been present for every disaster and mass-killing in Derry's history. Not to mention It murders numerous characters off-screen during the story proper.

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* The titular villain of Stephen King's ''Literature/It'' ''Literature/{{It}}'' may antagonize the characters a lot but manages still to fit this trope quite well. It has been around since the beginning of time and as Mike Hanlon finds out, [[MonsterClown Pennywise]] has been present for every disaster and mass-killing in Derry's history. Not to mention It murders numerous characters off-screen during the story proper.
22nd Jun '16 3:20:11 AM Evighet
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* The titular villain of Stephen King's ''Literature/It'' may antagonize the characters a lot but manages still to fit this trope quite well. It has been around since the beginning of time and as Mike Hanlon finds out, [[MonsterClown Pennywise]] has been present for every disaster and mass-killing in Derry's history. Not to mention It murders numerous characters off-screen during the story proper.
2nd Jun '16 2:51:05 PM gophergiggles
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[RealityWarper Discord's]] original rule is only mentioned in passing as "an eternal state of unrest and unhappiness," his stained glass window shows him ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids dangling ponies over flames]]'' and he himself refers to an afternoon of reducing the world to [[WorldGoneMad complete chaos]] as only "his first changes." One must wonder exactly how horrific his original rule must have been, compared to bad bad but ''mostly'' humorous and silliness he's shown inflicting onscreen.
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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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.
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