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5th Jan '16 6:28:24 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.
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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. 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.
11th May '15 6:27:53 AM Jeduthun
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Related to VillainsOutShopping and GoodAllAlong. May overlap with ChurchgoingVillain. Compare ObstructiveBureaucrat. The opposite of VisionaryVillain and PsychoForHire. For the AntiHero version, see PunchClockHero. Not at all related to [[ClockKing villains who love their clocks]], or to villains who [[RingRingCRUNCH punch their clock]].
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Related to VillainsOutShopping and GoodAllAlong. May overlap with ChurchgoingVillain.ChurchgoingVillain or FamilyValuesVillain. Compare ObstructiveBureaucrat. The opposite of VisionaryVillain and PsychoForHire. For the AntiHero version, see PunchClockHero. Not at all related to [[ClockKing villains who love their clocks]], or to villains who [[RingRingCRUNCH punch their clock]].
11th May '15 6:27:27 AM Jeduthun
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Related to VillainsOutShopping and GoodAllAlong. Compare ObstructiveBureaucrat. The opposite of VisionaryVillain and PsychoForHire. For the AntiHero version, see PunchClockHero. Not at all related to [[ClockKing villains who love their clocks]], or to villains who [[RingRingCRUNCH punch their clock]].
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Related to VillainsOutShopping and GoodAllAlong. May overlap with ChurchgoingVillain. Compare ObstructiveBureaucrat. The opposite of VisionaryVillain and PsychoForHire. For the AntiHero version, see PunchClockHero. Not at all related to [[ClockKing villains who love their clocks]], or to villains who [[RingRingCRUNCH punch their clock]].
7th May '15 12:52:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* PunchClockVillain/AnimatedFilms

* PunchClockVillain/{{Film}}

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29th Dec '14 11:13:14 AM rjd1922
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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 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.
11th Dec '14 10:36:20 AM Willbyr
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28th Jul '14 2:44:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* PunchClockVillain/{{Live-Action TV}}
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14th Jul '14 8:00:23 PM Celcey
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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.
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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]] Joes]] who go hang out like anyone else. Most Punch Clock Villains are not even particularly mean.
29th Dec '13 11:35:11 PM HawktureShorts155
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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 are JustFollowingOrders.
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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 are JustFollowingOrders. JustFollowingOrders; real-world examples should go there.
13th Dec '13 5:09:06 AM johnnye
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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.
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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. hateful. If they're employed in a violent capacity, they may be an ApologeticAttacker or insist that it's NothingPersonal.
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