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14th Sep '17 4:31:27 AM SorPepita
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* House Frey in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Even before the infamous [[spoiler:Red Wedding]], nobody else liked them. Walder Frey was a spoiled little brat since the age of four who time has not improved one bit, and most of his family takes after him. They look the part too: Walder Frey has a weasel-like appearance that most of his family inherited.
** Depending on who you ask in-world, Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish comes across as a mostly benign one of these: sure, he's a [[SleazyPolitician bit of a sleaze]], but he ''is'' in the business of moneymaking, after all -- and, whorehouses ''are'' a predictably profitable money-spinner, so it just stands to reason he has his fingers in those pies, too. Besides, what he is in the corrupt, he more makes up for in the useful charm, right? [[spoiler: He's not benign. At all: just ask Jayne Poole and Sansa Stark. Both girls find out about his bad side in heart-breaking ways.]]

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* House Frey in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. Even before the infamous [[spoiler:Red Wedding]], nobody else liked them. Walder Frey was a spoiled little brat since the age of four who whom time has not improved one bit, and most of his family takes after him. They look the part too: Walder Frey has a weasel-like appearance that most of his family inherited.
** Depending on who you ask in-world, Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish comes across as a mostly benign one of these: sure, he's a [[SleazyPolitician bit of a sleaze]], but he ''is'' in the business of moneymaking, after all -- and, whorehouses ''are'' a predictably profitable money-spinner, so it just stands to reason he has his fingers in those pies, too. Besides, what he is in the corrupt, he more than makes up for in the useful charm, right? [[spoiler: He's not benign. At all: just ask Jayne Jeyne Poole and Sansa Stark. Both girls find out about his bad side in heart-breaking ways.]]



18th Jul '17 9:45:19 AM VVK
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The average Slimeball is usually not competent enough to handle the reigns of power on his own, should he find himself in a position of real authority - he often becomes DrunkWithPower and embraces the role of CorruptBureaucrat. Depending on his position, he will usually be a GeneralFailure or PointyHairedBoss; but if a group of Slimeballs have banded together to share power, then they become a DecadentCourt.

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The average Slimeball is usually not competent enough to handle the reigns reins of power on his own, should he find himself in a position of real authority - he often becomes DrunkWithPower and embraces the role of CorruptBureaucrat. Depending on his position, he will usually be a GeneralFailure or PointyHairedBoss; but if a group of Slimeballs have banded together to share power, then they become a DecadentCourt.
27th Jun '17 4:24:28 PM Twiddler
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Synonyms include but are not limited to: Scum(bag/bucket), Sleaze(bag/oid) and [[AmoralAttorney lawyer]].

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Synonyms include but are not limited to: Scum(bag/bucket), Sleaze(bag/oid) Sleaze(bag/oid), [[SleazyPolitician politician]], and [[AmoralAttorney lawyer]].
2nd Aug '16 4:46:44 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', Iago manages to be the MagnificentBastard, playing off the other characters against each other for his own gain while pretending to be a close friend and counsel to all of them.


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* In ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', Iago manages to be the MagnificentBastard, playing off the other characters against each other for his own gain while pretending to be a close friend and counsel to all of them.
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13th Jul '16 1:50:58 AM Shadowgazer
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Because most female antagonists are portrayed as either [[FemmeFatale attractive]] or [[TheBaroness tough and aggressive]], the instances of female Slimeballs are extremely rare.

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Because most female antagonists antagonists, in action films at least, are portrayed as either [[FemmeFatale attractive]] or [[TheBaroness tough and aggressive]], the instances of female Slimeballs are extremely rare.
rare. Since attitudes change and the roles of women in stories become much more versatile and diverse, this also changes.
5th Jun '16 3:52:20 AM ManEFaces
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--> '''Alexandra:''' I think... no, I am positive... that you are the most unattractive man I have ever met in my entire life. You know, in the short time we've been together, you have demonstrated EVERY loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor and you smell. You're not even interesting enough to make me sick.

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--> '''Alexandra:''' I think... no, I am positive... that you are the most unattractive man I have ever met in my entire life. You know, in the short time we've been together, you have demonstrated EVERY loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and you smell. smell]]. You're [[InsultToRocks not even interesting enough to make me sick.sick]].
5th Jun '16 3:48:41 AM ManEFaces
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* [[LouisCypher Daryl Van Horn]] in ''Film/TheWitchesOfEastWick'' comes off this way to Alexandra when they first meet. He spouts off crass opinions and vulgar jokes at her over lunch, then invites her to his mansion and propositions her for sex on the spot. She gives him such a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech dressing down]] that it would annihilate the soul of any ordinary man. Unfortunately, Daryl is [[DevilInDisguise no ordinary man]] and he doesn't even notice; his next question is what sexual position she prefers.
--> '''Alexandra'': I think... no, I am positive... that you are the most unattractive man I have ever met in my entire life. You know, in the short time we've been together, you have demonstrated EVERY loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor and you smell. You're not even interesting enough to make me sick.
--> '''Daryl''': Uhm, would you like to be on the top or the bottom?

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* [[LouisCypher Daryl Van Horn]] in ''Film/TheWitchesOfEastWick'' comes off this way to Alexandra when they first meet. He spouts off crass opinions and vulgar jokes at her over lunch, then invites her to his mansion and propositions her for sex on the spot. She gives him such a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech dressing down]] that it would annihilate the soul of any ordinary man. Unfortunately, Daryl is [[DevilInDisguise no ordinary man]] and he doesn't he's not even notice; fazed; his next question is what sexual position she prefers.
--> '''Alexandra'': '''Alexandra:''' I think... no, I am positive... that you are the most unattractive man I have ever met in my entire life. You know, in the short time we've been together, you have demonstrated EVERY loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor and you smell. You're not even interesting enough to make me sick.
--> '''Daryl''': '''Daryl:''' Uhm, would you like to be on the top or the bottom?
5th Jun '16 3:46:59 AM ManEFaces
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* [[LouisCypher Daryl Van Horn]] in ''Film/TheWitchesOfEastWick'' comes off this way to Alexandra when they first meet. He spouts off crass opinions and vulgar jokes at her over lunch, then invites her to his mansion and propositions her for sex on the spot. She gives him such a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech dressing down]] that it would annihilate the soul of any ordinary man. Unfortunately, Daryl is [[DevilInDisguise no ordinary man]] and he doesn't even notice; his next question is what sexual position she prefers.
--> '''Alexandra'': I think... no, I am positive... that you are the most unattractive man I have ever met in my entire life. You know, in the short time we've been together, you have demonstrated EVERY loathsome characteristic of the male personality and even discovered a few new ones. You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humor and you smell. You're not even interesting enough to make me sick.
--> '''Daryl''': Uhm, would you like to be on the top or the bottom?
5th Jun '16 3:21:58 AM ManEFaces
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The average Slimeball is usually not competent enough to handle the reigns of power on his own, should he find himself in a position of real authority - he often becomes DrunkWithPower while being a GeneralFailure or PointyHairedBoss; but if a group of Slimeballs have banded together to share power, then they become a DecadentCourt.

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The average Slimeball is usually not competent enough to handle the reigns of power on his own, should he find himself in a position of real authority - he often becomes DrunkWithPower while being and embraces the role of CorruptBureaucrat. Depending on his position, he will usually be a GeneralFailure or PointyHairedBoss; but if a group of Slimeballs have banded together to share power, then they become a DecadentCourt.
29th May '16 8:31:23 PM ManEFaces
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* Peter [[MeaningfulName Pettigrew]] from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is one. Being TheLoad to his friends at school, he only gravitated around them because they were "the biggest bully on the playground". His Animagus form is a [[YouDirtyRat a rat]]. It is revealed that he [[spoiler: betrayed the Potters to Voldemort]] out of [[DirtyCoward fear]]. In an ironic twist, he once called Severus Snape this trope.

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* Peter [[MeaningfulName Pettigrew]] from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is one. Being TheLoad to his friends at school, he only gravitated around them because they were "the biggest bully on the playground". His Animagus form is a [[YouDirtyRat a rat]]. It is revealed that he [[spoiler: betrayed the Potters to Voldemort]] out of [[DirtyCoward fear]]. In an ironic twist, he once called Severus Snape this trope.
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