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26th Jun '17 11:10:14 AM ectostar
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Conversely, if played ''seriously'', the emotional detachment that the Punch Clock Villain displays when he or she knowingly contributes to various atrocities can be chilling, and audiences may see them as a monster. Depending on the nature of the story this trope can make a villain either more relatable to an audience or more hateful. If they're employed in a violent capacity, they may be an ApologeticAttacker or insist that it's NothingPersonal.

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Conversely, if played ''seriously'', the emotional detachment that the Punch Clock Villain displays when he or she they knowingly contributes to various atrocities can be chilling, and audiences may see them as a monster. Depending on the nature of the story this trope can make a villain either more relatable to an audience or more hateful. If they're employed in a violent capacity, they may be an ApologeticAttacker or insist that it's NothingPersonal.
19th May '17 2:01:13 PM Mario500
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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they don't really like their job (they might even see it as a chore), are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the evil plan itself. Clear cut cases, will not be bad outside their job as it would undermine the existence of this trope.

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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they don't really like their job (they might even see it as a chore), are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't don't care less even for the evil plan itself. Clear cut cases, will not be bad outside their job as it would undermine the existence of this trope.
27th Apr '17 11:14:46 AM Shadowgazer
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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they see their job as a chore and they don't really like it, are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the evil plan itself. Clear cut cases, will not be bad outside their job as it would undermine the existence of this trope.

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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they see their job as a chore and they don't really like it, their job (they might even see it as a chore), are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the evil plan itself. Clear cut cases, will not be bad outside their job as it would undermine the existence of this trope.
27th Apr '17 10:59:40 AM Shadowgazer
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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they see their job as a chore, are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the evil plan itself. Clear cut cases, will not be bad outside their job as it would undermine the existence of this trope.

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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they see their job as a chore, chore and they don't really like it, are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the evil plan itself. Clear cut cases, will not be bad outside their job as it would undermine the existence of this trope.
trope.
14th Feb '17 1:23:59 PM Shadowgazer
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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they see their job as a chore, are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the evil plan itself.

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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they see their job as a chore, are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the evil plan itself.
itself. Clear cut cases, will not be bad outside their job as it would undermine the existence of this trope.



If they'd rather PetTheDog, they might be a MinionWithAnFInEvil; if they got into evil because the superhero team fired them for misbehavior, they may be a HeroWithAnFInGood. People using this trope as an excuse for their crimes are JustFollowingOrders; real-world examples should go there.

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If they'd rather PetTheDog, they might be a MinionWithAnFInEvil; if they got into evil because the superhero team fired them for misbehavior, they may be a HeroWithAnFInGood. People using this trope as an excuse for their crimes regardless of the truth of their claims, are JustFollowingOrders; real-world examples should go there.
9th Feb '17 3:07:23 AM Shadowgazer
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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, they see their job as a chore, are there for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the plan itself.

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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, their defining quality is that they see their job as a chore, are there only for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the evil plan itself.
3rd Sep '16 11:35:25 AM Orbiting
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->''There are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that cannot easily be duplicated by a normal, kindly family man who just comes in to work every day and has a job to do.''

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->''There ->''"There are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that cannot easily be duplicated by a normal, kindly family man who just comes in to work every day and has a job to do.''"''
12th Jun '16 3:28:34 PM Tightwire
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Many Punch Clock Villains may execute a HeelFaceTurn at the very, VERY end of the film.

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Many Punch Clock Villains may execute a HeelFaceTurn at the very, VERY end of the film.
film, should the BigBad totally lose it.
5th Mar '16 6:29:04 AM Iziiiin
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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, they see their job as a chore and care only for the reward and they couldn't care less for the plan itself.

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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, they see their job as a chore and care only chore, are there for the reward and they more than likely couldn't care less for the plan itself.
5th Mar '16 6:28:12 AM Iziiiin
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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, they see their job as a chore and care only for the reward and they could care less for the plan itself.

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These are characters who have no real grudge against the heroes, but [[JustFollowingOrders are simply doing a job]] they're [[IControlMyMinionsThrough getting paid for]]. After hours, they're [[AffablyEvil totally personable Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean. Even if they are, they see their job as a chore and care only for the reward and they could couldn't care less for the plan itself.
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