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6th Feb '17 8:12:39 PM karstovich2
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* Lord Roose Bolton from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' might be the ultimate example of this trope - mild-mannered, courteous, and speaks so softly that others have to listen closely to hear anything he says. He's as cold-blooded a lord as the Seven Kingdoms can offer. His family uses a flayed man as their sigil and has a legendary reputation for torture. Although unlike his AxCrazy and StupidEvil son Ramsay, Roose isn't [[ObviouslyEvil blatantly obvious]] about his sadism, and cultivates a VillainWithGoodPublicity image.

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* Lord Roose Bolton from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' might be the ultimate example of this trope - mild-mannered, courteous, and speaks so softly that others have to listen closely to hear anything he says. He's as cold-blooded a lord as the Seven Kingdoms can offer. His family uses a flayed man as their sigil and has a legendary reputation for torture. Although unlike his AxCrazy and StupidEvil son Ramsay, Roose isn't [[ObviouslyEvil blatantly obvious]] about his sadism, and cultivates a VillainWithGoodPublicity image.image (besides the whole "[[FlayedAlive flaying people]]" thing, but that's a family tradition; it's the Bolton sigil).
3rd Jan '17 7:32:41 PM Eievie
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Not every villain has to sound like one. Perhaps, instead of having a [[EvilSoundsRaspy malevolent rasp]], a [[GigglingVillain gloating shrill]], or a [[EvilSoundsDeep booming baritone]], the villain's voice is instead light and low. They don't yell or intimidate, and might not even be impolite--instead, they speak with a soft tone that seems unassuming, meek, or even kind, with a soft chuckle and a sort of warm energy...hiding the menace within. The end result is something dissonant and creepy, a monster who might describe just how horribly he's going to mangle you, while speaking in a voice that's anything but monstrous.

Keep in mind this doesn't always mean the character in question is a {{Sadist}}.

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Not every villain has to sound like one. Perhaps, instead of having a [[EvilSoundsRaspy malevolent rasp]], a [[GigglingVillain gloating shrill]], or a [[EvilSoundsDeep booming baritone]], the villain's voice is instead light and low. They don't yell or intimidate, and might not even be impolite--instead, they speak with a soft tone that seems unassuming, meek, or even kind, with a soft chuckle and a sort of warm energy... hiding the menace within. The end result is something dissonant and creepy, a monster who might describe just how horribly he's going to mangle you, while speaking in a voice that's anything but monstrous.

Keep in mind this doesn't always mean the character in question is a {{Sadist}}.
{{Sadist}}--it's just AddedAlliterativeAppeal.



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13th Dec '16 4:43:37 PM neoYTPism
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->Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments. Now, probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it. They scream, and they cry. Much as you're doing now.
-->Dr. Jonathan Crane, ''BatmanBegins''

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->Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments. Now, probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it. They scream, and they cry. [[MindRape Much as you're doing now.
-->Dr.
now.]]
-->''Dr.
Jonathan Crane, ''BatmanBegins''
from BatmanBegins''
13th Dec '16 4:35:57 PM neoYTPism
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->''"His pulse never got above 85. Even when he ate her tongue."''
-->-- '''Dr. Frederick Chilton''', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''

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->''"His pulse never got above 85. Even when he ate her tongue."''
-->-- '''Dr. Frederick Chilton''', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''
->Would you like to see my mask? I use it in my experiments. Now, probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it. They scream, and they cry. Much as you're doing now.
-->Dr. Jonathan Crane, ''BatmanBegins''
12th Dec '16 4:39:12 PM Gamermaster
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* Dio Brando From ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has a calm tone when speaking with Polnareff or Kakyoin, at least, in the Playstation 3 game, the anime approaches more to a AffablyEvil route. Interestingly, Creator/TakehitoKoyasu is the same voice actor in both version, it's amazing how he can voice the same character with different tones and still sound menacing, albeit in different ways.

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* Dio Brando From ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has a calm tone when speaking with Polnareff or Kakyoin, at least, in the Playstation 3 game, the anime approaches more to a AffablyEvil route. Interestingly, Creator/TakehitoKoyasu is the same voice actor in both version, it's amazing how he can voice the same character with different tones and still sound menacing, albeit in different ways.
1st Dec '16 5:29:33 PM Hjortron18
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-->If it's all the same to you, I'll have that drink now.

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-->If it's all the same to you, [[INeedAFreakingDrink I'll have that drink now.now]].
30th Nov '16 6:59:02 PM Loekman3
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** Black Goku from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' speaks in a soft polite tone even as he is commiting genocide across multiple worlds or if he is about to murder Future Trunks in great delight.
26th Sep '16 6:41:11 AM rafi
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* [[TheBeautifulElite Iason]] [[BastardBoyfriend Mink]] of ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' as part of his HotGuysAreBastards persona.

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* [[TheBeautifulElite Iason]] [[BastardBoyfriend Mink]] of ''LightNovel/AiNoKusabi'' as part of his HotGuysAreBastards BeautyIsBad persona.
18th Sep '16 3:34:14 AM harostar
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' uses this trope for some of its most terrifying antagonists.
** Eto combines her terrifying cruelty and manipulation with a sweet, girlish performance by Creator/MaayaSakamoto. She frequently comes across as cute and quirky, even while tearing apart minds or bodies.
** Dr. Akihiro Kanou speaks in a warm, fatherly manner suited to a doctor with excellent bedside manner. He never raises his voice, or strays from this kindly behavior....whether he's visiting a recovering patient or torturing victims ForScience.
17th Sep '16 10:20:40 AM contrafanxxx
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* Garland Greene from ''Film/ConAir'' almost always have a [[DissonantSerenity dissonant smile]] on his face, takes time out of their criminal escape to have a tea party with a cute little girl, and is more than happy to pleasantly talk to whoever sits by him. At the same time, he gets the full [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] treatment when being transported, has nearly all the other hardened criminals on the plane ''terrified'' of him for the atrocities he's committed, and the things he talks about? He calmly discusses his murders and his twisted views on semantics and human psychology without a shred of regret for the things he has done. And he gets away in the end.

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* Garland Greene from ''Film/ConAir'' almost always have a [[DissonantSerenity dissonant smile]] on his face, takes time out of their criminal escape to have a tea party with a cute little girl, and is more than happy to pleasantly talk to whoever sits by him. At the same time, he gets the full [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] treatment when being transported, has nearly all the other hardened criminals on the plane ''terrified'' of him for the atrocities he's committed, and the things he talks about? He calmly discusses his murders and his twisted views on semantics and human psychology without a shred of regret for the things he has done. [[KarmaHoudini And he gets away in the end.end]].
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