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30th Jun '16 10:21:32 AM thatother1dude
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* Lord Hater in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is immature, short tempered, and obsessed with being '''''THE GREATEST IN ALL THE GALAXY!''''' When Wander challenged him over a trophy, he was more interested in the trophy than the planet he already conquered.
** [[http://crackmccraigen.tumblr.com/post/99172216644/ Word Of God]] is that Hater was originally developed as a child character for a different project. When added to the WOY cast, he was physically aged up to ''look'' like an imposing villain... but kept the exact same personality.
** [[GalacticConquerer Lord Dominator]], [[SamusIsAGirl underneath the scary-looking armor, is basically a dorky, hormonal teenager]] who acts like a silly CardCarryingVillain. This would be mostly funny, if not for the fact she was blowing up planets. Basially, she treats violence as one big joke.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'':
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Lord Hater in ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is immature, short tempered, and obsessed with being '''''THE GREATEST IN ALL THE GALAXY!''''' When Wander challenged him over a trophy, he was more interested in the trophy than the planet he already conquered.
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conquered. Hater [[http://crackmccraigen.tumblr.com/post/99172216644/ Word Of God]] is that Hater was originally developed developed]] as a child character for a different project. When added to the WOY cast, he was physically aged up to ''look'' like an imposing villain... but kept the exact same personality.
** [[GalacticConquerer Lord Dominator]], [[SamusIsAGirl underneath the scary-looking armor, is basically a dorky, hormonal teenager]] who acts like a silly CardCarryingVillain. This would be mostly funny, if not for the fact she was blowing up planets. Basially, Basically, she treats violence as one big joke. [[spoiler:It ends as a joke on her [[VictoryIsBoring once she runs out of things to blow up]].]]



* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': The titular character is definitely this. He recently argued over sci-fi memorabilia with Chris, and has no job or girlfriend, let alone a wife.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': The titular character is definitely this. He recently has argued over sci-fi memorabilia with Chris, and has no job or girlfriend, let alone a wife.
26th Jun '16 7:46:48 AM PixelKnight
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[spoiler:Lord English]], despite being the [[ImmuneToFate untouchable master]] of [[StableTimeLoop Weird Time Shit]], is still the same surly {{Jerkass}} he was when he was young. Explained in-universe as the result of him [[spoiler: putting a hit out on the dream self of Calliope, his [[BizarreAlienBiology sister/good personality]], instead of doing a SplitPersonalityTakeover as is normal for their species. Without her]] he was unable to mature properly, and we later his adult form [[spoiler: (which always looked different from adult Cherubs, most noticeably in that he had no wings) isn't really an adult at all, but rather Caliborn fused with a few other characters, most notably the muscular Arquiusprite. It was his physic that made Caliborn appear as an adult]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[spoiler:Lord English]], despite being the [[ImmuneToFate untouchable master]] of [[StableTimeLoop Weird Time Shit]], is still the same surly {{Jerkass}} he was when he was young. Explained in-universe as the result of him [[spoiler: putting a hit out on the dream self of Calliope, his [[BizarreAlienBiology sister/good personality]], instead of doing a SplitPersonalityTakeover as is normal for their species. Without her]] he was unable to mature properly, and we later his adult form [[spoiler: (which always looked different from adult Cherubs, most noticeably in that he had no wings) isn't really an adult at all, but rather Caliborn fused with a few other characters, most notably the muscular Arquiusprite. It was his physic physique that made Caliborn appear as an adult]].adult]]. All this makes him a Type B.
26th Jun '16 3:25:45 AM BradyLady
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* Smek in ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}} is the leader of an entire planet, who throws himself on the ground and cries out loud like a toddler when he doesn't get his way.

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* Smek in ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' is the leader of an entire planet, who throws himself on the ground and cries out loud like a toddler when he doesn't get his way.
26th Jun '16 3:23:31 AM BradyLady
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* Smek in ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}} is the leader of an entire planet, who throws himself on the ground and cries out loud like a toddler when he doesn't get his way.
23rd Jun '16 9:21:09 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* One of the killers in the third part of ''VideoGame/LakeviewCabinCollection'' has a child-like cry, wears an odd child-like mask, loves teddy bears (which can be exploited to get free hits on him), and just merely rushes at the player.
18th Jun '16 11:36:45 PM Nintendoman01
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* Chidori from ''{{Persona 3}}'' fits this to some extent. She has a fairly simple vocabulary for the most part, hasn't the faintest idea of how to deal with falling in love, and throws some pretty impressive temper tantrums when deprived of the gun-like Evoker she seems to treat as a comfort object. On the flip side, she works nights enacting revenge for people and has no problem with committing the occasional bit of telepathic breaking and entering.

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Chidori from ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' fits this to some extent. She has a fairly simple vocabulary for the most part, hasn't the faintest idea of how to deal with falling in love, and throws some pretty impressive temper tantrums when deprived of the gun-like Evoker she seems to treat as a comfort object. On the flip side, she works nights enacting revenge for people and has no problem with committing the occasional bit of telepathic breaking and entering.entering.
** ''VideoGame/Persona4'': The true killer, [[spoiler: Tohru Adachi]], is revealed to be one after he's exposed. For starters, both of his initial murders are for extremely petty and childish reasons; he first one was just him throwing a temper tantrum because a celebrity he had a crush on had an affair, and the second was just because he saw a high school girl talking to an older man and deemed her a "whore" who had to die. From there, it devolved into simply killing ForTheEvulz. The [[BadassCrew Investigation Team]] even flat-out call him nothing but an immature brat throwing a temper tantrum.
** Sho Minazuki, one of the main villains of ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'' and ''Persona 4 Arena Ultimax'', is the same age as the Investigation Team members, and so psychotically immature that [[spoiler: ''Adachi himself'']] outright calls him nothing but "a brat throwing a temper tantrum."



* ''VideoGame/Persona4'': The true killer, [[spoiler: Tohru Adachi]], is revealed to be one after he's exposed. For starters, both of his initial murders are for extremely petty and childish reasons; he first one was just him throwing a temper tantrum because a celebrity he had a crush on had an affair, and the second was just because he saw a high school girl talking to an older man and deemed her a "whore" who had to die. The [[BadassCrew Investigation Team]] even flat-out call him nothing but an immature brat throwing a temper tantrum.
17th Jun '16 10:39:32 PM nombretomado
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* Goblins in the ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' setting have this kind of persona. They're such immature, comically inept little guys that they'd count as {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s if not for their rare moments of competence at murdering innocent noncombatants. In fact, each of the goblinoid races in Pathfinder (goblins, hobgoblins and bugbears) are meant to represent a different kind of evil and the little buggers represent childish random malice incarnate.
* One of the most frightening and powerful incarnations of this trope is seen in the TableTopGames/DungeonsAndDragons Demon Lord Kostchtchie, who rules a whole layer of the abyss based soley on sheer power and child like rage. It helps that he's secretly a pawn to [[TheChessmaster Iggwilv]], but still, most Demon Lords can't rise to the position, let alone hold onto it, without having shades of the MagnificentBastard.

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* Goblins in the ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' setting have this kind of persona. They're such immature, comically inept little guys that they'd count as {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s if not for their rare moments of competence at murdering innocent noncombatants. In fact, each of the goblinoid races in Pathfinder (goblins, hobgoblins and bugbears) are meant to represent a different kind of evil and the little buggers represent childish random malice incarnate.
* One of the most frightening and powerful incarnations of this trope is seen in the TableTopGames/DungeonsAndDragons TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Demon Lord Kostchtchie, who rules a whole layer of the abyss based soley on sheer power and child like rage. It helps that he's secretly a pawn to [[TheChessmaster Iggwilv]], but still, most Demon Lords can't rise to the position, let alone hold onto it, without having shades of the MagnificentBastard.
14th Jun '16 4:05:43 PM DavidDelony
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* The "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/tendies-stories tendies]]" Website/FourChan meme features an austistic man [[BasementDweller]] who terorizes his family into giving him "tendies" (chicken tenders) in exchange for "good boy points".

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* The "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/tendies-stories tendies]]" Website/FourChan meme features an austistic man [[BasementDweller]] [[BasementDweller living at home]] who terorizes terrorizes his family into giving him "tendies" (chicken tenders) in exchange for "good boy points".
14th Jun '16 8:24:40 AM StFan
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* The Queen of Hearts, from ''AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', is a Psychopathic Womanchild--though she presumably rules over Wonderland, she's essentially an overgrown spoiled brat who, upon being crossed or annoyed by someone, starts screaming her famous "Off with his/her/their head(s)!" The narrator points out that this is quite literally the Queen's only way of dealing with any problem, regardless of its size. Many adaptations of the book, including [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Disney's animated version]], keep this characterization, making the Queen of Hearts into a temper-tantrum prone villain who switches from sweetness to screaming without any warning.

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* The Queen of Hearts, from ''AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', is a Psychopathic Womanchild--though Womanchild -- though she presumably rules over Wonderland, she's essentially an overgrown spoiled brat who, upon being crossed or annoyed by someone, starts screaming her famous "Off with his/her/their head(s)!" The narrator points out that this is quite literally the Queen's only way of dealing with any problem, regardless of its size. Many adaptations of the book, including [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Disney's animated version]], keep this characterization, making the Queen of Hearts into a temper-tantrum prone villain who switches from sweetness to screaming without any warning.



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* Podcast/DiceFunk: Anne acts like a little child, but can do surprisingly powerful and violent things.

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* Podcast/DiceFunk: Anne acts like Wrestling/GeorgeSteele, during his heel run. He then became a little child, sympathetic baby face, all without really changing his in-ring style.
* The gimmick of Abyss in Wrestling/{{TNA}} is this trope. When he's a face, the sympathy is milked for all it's worth.
* Poor, poor Wrestling/AJLee. The AmbiguouslyBrown cutie was never the same after [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] publicly dumped her (although that blow to the skull she took from Wrestling/TheBigShow when he nearly broke her neck during a title match with Bryan [[FridgeBrilliance might also have been a factor]]), and she quickly descended into a morass of self-pity and highly erratic behavior that eventually turned dangerous. Among her frightening deeds are [[AnythingThatMoves making sexual advances]] toward ''every'' man she comes across, wearing a red leather mask similar to Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s, putting both Bryan and Wrestling/CMPunk through a table for no apparent reason, and...[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking skipping around girlishly in short shorts and a bikini top]], although her skipping around during a tag match seemed so out there that even ''Kane'' [[LampshadeHanging told her]] that she was too crazy [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by his standards]].
* The Great Khali is this by default (Type A) during his heel runs. In-universe, he's a [[TheBrute gigantic]], physically and mentally stunted Indian immigrant who ''usually'' just wants to kiss girls and dance to Bollywood musical scores,
but can do surprisingly powerful unfortunately is just ''so'' [[StupidGood stupid]] that it's relatively easy for his much more evil [[WithFriendsLikeThese "friends"]] to warp his mind and violent things.turn his phenomenal physical strength toward malevolent purposes. The last of these slavemasters was Jinder Mahal, who not only mentally manipulated Khali but [[BullyingADragon idiotically tried to physically bully him as well]], leading to the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]] of Khali finally getting thoroughly sick of Mahal's bossiness and brain-chopping him into submission.



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* GeorgeSteele, during his heel run. He then became a sympathetic baby face, all without really changing his in-ring style.
* The gimmick of Abyss in Wrestling/{{TNA}} is this trope. When he's a face, the sympathy is milked for all it's worth.
* Poor, poor Wrestling/AJLee. The AmbiguouslyBrown cutie was never the same after [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] publicly dumped her (although that blow to the skull she took from Wrestling/TheBigShow when he nearly broke her neck during a title match with Bryan [[FridgeBrilliance might also have been a factor]]), and she quickly descended into a morass of self-pity and highly erratic behavior that eventually turned dangerous. Among her frightening deeds are [[AnythingThatMoves making sexual advances]] toward ''every'' man she comes across, wearing a red leather mask similar to Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s, putting both Bryan and Wrestling/CMPunk through a table for no apparent reason, and...[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking skipping around girlishly in short shorts and a bikini top]], although her skipping around during a tag match seemed so out there that even ''Kane'' [[LampshadeHanging told her]] that she was too crazy [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by his standards]].
* The Great Khali is this by default (Type A) during his heel runs. In-universe, he's a [[TheBrute gigantic]], physically and mentally stunted Indian immigrant who ''usually'' just wants to kiss girls and dance to Bollywood musical scores, but unfortunately is just ''so'' [[StupidGood stupid]] that it's relatively easy for his much more evil [[WithFriendsLikeThese "friends"]] to warp his mind and turn his phenomenal physical strength toward malevolent purposes. The last of these slavemasters was Jinder Mahal, who not only mentally manipulated Khali but [[BullyingADragon idiotically tried to physically bully him as well]], leading to the [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment of Awesome]] of Khali finally getting thoroughly sick of Mahal's bossiness and brain-chopping him into submission.
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* In the "AgentsOfCracked" webseries on [[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com]], this is Michael Swaim all the way. He's a {{Depraved| Bisexual}} ExtremeOmnisexual and IdiotSavant with a cheerful [[ItAmusedMe "just for fun"]] attitude who kidnaps schizophrenic women as his "wives."
** Reversed in Cracked's other content, where Swaim is a polite android, while D.O.B. and Brockway have the drug-fueled, destructive benders.

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* In the "AgentsOfCracked" ''WebVideo/AgentsOfCracked'' webseries on [[Website/{{Cracked}} Cracked.com]], this is Michael Swaim all the way. He's a {{Depraved| Bisexual}} ExtremeOmnisexual and IdiotSavant with a cheerful [[ItAmusedMe "just for fun"]] attitude who kidnaps schizophrenic women as his "wives."
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" Reversed in Cracked's other content, where Swaim is a polite android, while D.O.B. and Brockway have the drug-fueled, destructive benders.






-->'''Zim:''' My Tallest! My Tallest! My Tallest! My Tallest! My Tallest! It's me! Look at me! My Tallest? My Tallest!
-->'''Zim:''' But I must get my equipment or... I won't... get it.

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-->'''Zim:''' My Tallest! My Tallest! My Tallest! My Tallest! My Tallest! It's me! Look at me! My Tallest? My Tallest!
-->'''Zim:'''
Tallest!\\\
'''Zim:'''
But I must get my equipment or... I won't... get it.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series' rendition of Kevin [=McTaggert=] aka [[RealityWarper Proteus]]. The cartoon took the character and made him a teenaged mutant with the mind of a young child after being locked away from the world by his mother Moira, due to said powers. He possesses people and mindrapes them while doing so, has minor reality warping power (which work like a charm on none other than ''[[BadAss Wolverine]]'' and reduce him to a borderline blubbering wreck for a while), and does all kinds of terrible things... because [[WelldoneSonGuy he desperately wants to see the father who left the family shortly after his powers manifested.]] While this is a far cry from the horror version of the character in the comics, it's a JustifiedTrope since [[LighterAndSofter this particular X-Men cartoon]] ''was'' an animated series geared towards kids and young teens in TheNineties; Proteus wouldn't have fitted in the cast, had his portrayal not toned down.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series' rendition of Kevin [=McTaggert=] aka [[RealityWarper Proteus]]. The cartoon took the character and made him a teenaged mutant with the mind of a young child after being locked away from the world by his mother Moira, due to said powers. He possesses people and mindrapes them while doing so, has minor reality warping power (which work like a charm on none other than ''[[BadAss Wolverine]]'' and reduce him to a borderline blubbering wreck for a while), and does all kinds of terrible things... because [[WelldoneSonGuy he desperately wants to see the father who left the family shortly after his powers manifested.]] While this is a far cry from the horror version of the character in the comics, it's a JustifiedTrope since [[LighterAndSofter this particular X-Men cartoon]] ''was'' an animated series geared towards kids and young teens in TheNineties; Proteus wouldn't have fitted in the cast, had his portrayal not toned down.




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* Works of fiction targeted towards children tend to make the villain fit this trope ([[{{Irony}} Ironically]] to make the work more appealing to them). Many family-friendly examples use the IneffectualSympatheticVillain variation (which obviously excludes type C) where the villain is cruel, yet mentally stunted and childishly easy to manipulate and trick. BewareTheSillyOnes is still however a possible outcome.
* {{Card Carrying Villain}}s usually come off as this.
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* Vezon in {{BIONICLE}} could be called one of these.
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13th Jun '16 8:45:35 PM KingCrInuYasha
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* Some fans of the Japanese version of Mewtwo from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' have likened it to a scared, confused and angry child, placing it in types B and C of the trope. Its motives amount to a psychic powered temper-tantrum (albeit one that is not unjustified) as a result of its mistreatment and some of its dialog is childish in some aspects, saying "Don't tell me what to do!" when Ash and co. confront it on taking their Pokémon. The English dub averts this, glossing over most, if not all, of Mewtwo's childish mannerisms from the Japanese version.

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* Some fans of the Japanese version of Mewtwo from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' have likened it to a scared, confused and angry child, placing it in types B and C of the trope. Its motives amount to a psychic powered temper-tantrum (albeit one that is not unjustified) as a result of its mistreatment and some of its dialog is childish in some aspects, saying "Don't tell me what to do!" when Ash and co. confront it on taking their Pokémon. The English dub averts this, glossing over most, if not all, of Mewtwo's childish mannerisms from the Japanese version.
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