History Main / SpikesofVillainy

6th Feb '17 4:22:54 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Ghorghor Bey's armor as a dreaded warlord is covered head to toe with massive spikes, to the point where nobody could conceivably even get near him without getting gored in the process.
14th Jan '17 6:43:00 AM MattStriker
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The Thorn Knights, the resident [[FallenAngel Fallen Angels]] of ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' are, as their name implies, ''covered'' in spikes. Their leader even has spikes growing out of its ''eyes'' in its void form.
8th Jan '17 11:17:57 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Darth Krayt in ''StarWarsLegacy''. Though in his case, [[spoiler:it's not entirely voluntary]].

to:

* Darth Krayt in ''StarWarsLegacy''.''ComicBook/{{Legacy}}''. Though in his case, [[spoiler:it's not entirely voluntary]].
23rd Dec '16 8:32:36 PM SAMAS
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[-[[caption-width-right:300:[[Music/ZZTop Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man.]]]]-]

to:

[-[[caption-width-right:300:[[Music/ZZTop Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed a]] [[{{Pun}} sharp]][[Music/ZZTop -dressed man.]]]]-]
15th Dec '16 12:07:27 AM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Lampshaded in Creator/DavidEddings's final book of ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy, when they find the temple of the BigBad guarded by warriors in heavily spiked and hooked armor, which the heroes laugh at - not only would the spikes get in the way of the wearer, they'd also serve to guide sword blows in to weak spots in the armour. It turns out that they were created because the BigBad was intimidated by the appearance of heavy armor, but did not understand it. Besides, it turns out the guards weren't intended to fight anyway.

to:

* Lampshaded in Creator/DavidEddings's final book of ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy, ''Literature/TheSapphireRose'', when they find the temple of the BigBad guarded by warriors in heavily spiked and hooked armor, which the heroes laugh at - -- not only would the spikes get in the way of the wearer, they'd also serve to guide sword blows in to weak spots in the armour. It turns out that they were created because the BigBad was intimidated by the appearance of heavy armor, but did not understand it. Besides, it turns out the guards weren't intended to fight anyway.
28th Nov '16 2:05:38 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Gilles de Rais actually uses his spiked armor as a weapon in ''TheMessenger''. May serve as either {{Foreshadowing}} or GeniusBonus, considering [[SerialKiller what Gilles]] [[EatsBabies became infamous]] [[HumanSacrifice for afterwards]]...

to:

* Gilles de Rais actually uses his spiked armor as a weapon in ''TheMessenger''.''Film/TheMessenger''. May serve as either {{Foreshadowing}} or GeniusBonus, considering [[SerialKiller what Gilles]] [[EatsBabies became infamous]] [[HumanSacrifice for afterwards]]...
28th Nov '16 2:04:57 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Film]]

to:

[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Most of the dragons in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' combine this with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily lots and lots of sharp, spiky teeth]]. In an interesting twist, the fastest, most maneuverable, and arguably the deadliest one, Toothless the Night Fury, forgoes the spikes for a more streamlined look. Not surprisingly, he's the first sympathetic dragon that the viewers encounter.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' practically '''lives''' by this trope. Everything he owns is adorned with spikes - his outfits, his car, his robots, his weapons - even something as mundane as a pair of tongs he owned was adorned with spikes. None of them serve any purpose other than [[CardCarryingVillain to make things look more "villain-y"]].
-->''Presentation!''
* The Gorg from ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' wear armor adorned with spikes that have skulls impaled on them. [[spoiler:Subverted hes actually pretty nice]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* Most of the dragons in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' combine this with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily lots and lots of sharp, spiky teeth]]. In an interesting twist, the fastest, most maneuverable, and arguably the deadliest one, Toothless the Night Fury, forgoes the spikes for a more streamlined look. Not surprisingly, he's the first sympathetic dragon that the viewers encounter.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' practically '''lives''' by this trope. Everything he owns is adorned with spikes - his outfits, his car, his robots, his weapons - even something as mundane as a pair of tongs he owned was adorned with spikes. None of them serve any purpose other than [[CardCarryingVillain to make things look more "villain-y"]].
-->''Presentation!''



* The Gorg from ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' wear armor adorned with spikes that have skulls impaled on them. [[spoiler:Subverted hes actually pretty nice]].
28th Nov '16 2:03:52 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' both uses and subverts this one: the man himself is fairly spiky, and ranges from BadAss villain to BadAss AntiHero to child-friendly SuperHero. Anguiras, the spikiest monster of all, is almost always good and functions as Godzilla's {{Sidekick}} at times. Gigan, meanwhile, is always evil, has spikes for hands, a spike on his head, spiky wings, and a buzzsaw in his stomach. And BigBad King Ghidorah is only slightly spiky.

to:

* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' both uses and subverts this one: the man himself is fairly spiky, and ranges from BadAss badass villain to BadAss badass AntiHero to child-friendly SuperHero. Anguiras, the spikiest monster of all, is almost always good and functions as Godzilla's {{Sidekick}} at times. Gigan, meanwhile, is always evil, has spikes for hands, a spike on his head, spiky wings, and a buzzsaw in his stomach. And BigBad King Ghidorah is only slightly spiky.
8th Nov '16 2:34:22 AM shadowbeast
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Some ''Age of Sigmar'' Khorne characters such as the Slaughhterpreist have the spikes either implanted into or ''[[BodyHorror growing out of]]'' their bodies.

to:

** Some ''Age of Sigmar'' Khorne characters such as the Slaughhterpreist Slaughterpreist have the spikes either implanted into or ''[[BodyHorror growing out of]]'' their bodies.
8th Nov '16 2:33:32 AM shadowbeast
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Some ''Age of Sigmar'' Khorne characters such as the Slaughhterpreist have the spikes either implanted into or ''[[BodyHorror growing out of]]'' their bodies.

to:

*** ** Some ''Age of Sigmar'' Khorne characters such as the Slaughhterpreist have the spikes either implanted into or ''[[BodyHorror growing out of]]'' their bodies.
This list shows the last 10 events of 148. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SpikesofVillainy