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18th Nov '17 2:31:21 PM MarcusSLazarus
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*** In his defence, he killed the demon out of protest at the idea that the demon could control him, and had no way of knowing that killing the demon would also bring back the sun, which had been turned dark due to a spell cast earlier.
18th Nov '17 2:26:13 PM MarcusSLazarus
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* AxCrazy prisoner Hydell in ''Film/{{Lockout}}'' is pretty much the poster child for this trope, as he tries to rape the damsel or kills multiple people simply ForTheEvulz no matter what the consequences. He undermines his brother Alex's PragmaticVillainy in taking hostages and keeping technicians alive to keep the space station in orbit just to satisfy his bloodlust, even though it would doom him. [[spoiler:Hydell even kills his brother in a moment of anger when he again doesn't allow him to rape Emilie, depleting his own options even further.]]

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* AxCrazy prisoner Hydell in ''Film/{{Lockout}}'' is pretty much the poster child for this trope, as he tries to rape the damsel or kills multiple people simply ForTheEvulz no matter what the consequences.consequences (although he may not be ''naturally'' this stupid, as it is stated that the stasis used to contain prisoners on the station can have detrimental effects on some prisoners' mental states). He undermines his brother Alex's PragmaticVillainy in taking hostages and keeping technicians alive to keep the space station in orbit just to satisfy his bloodlust, even though it would doom him. [[spoiler:Hydell even kills his brother in a moment of anger when he again doesn't allow him to rape Emilie, depleting his own options even further.further, and then concludes by killing all but one of the hostages.]]
10th Nov '17 7:43:45 AM Materioptikon
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*** She takes it another step further when she decides to gather all of her enemies at the same time at the Great Sept of Baelor with what was supposed to be her trial, and has the building blown up, killing Kevan Lannister, Margaery, Loras and Mace Tyrell, the High Sparrow and the Faith Militant, and heavens know how many people, leaving her alone with Tommen in the political arena of King's Landing. She then happily skips off to torture a servant who once mouthed off to her... leaving a despairing Tommen, knowing his mother was responsible for the blast that killed his wife, family and countless people, to take a leap off a very high window.
17th Oct '17 1:48:55 PM Carliro
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* Zoroastrianism argues that evil is self-defeating because it is inherently stupid. This is why Angra Mainyu is fated to lose compared to the intelligent Ahura Mazda, and indeed in mythology most of his "plans" (read: spiteful decisions) backfire horribly one way or the other.
9th Oct '17 8:07:21 PM thatother1dude
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* Almost all the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' villains seem to have no other desire in life than to pollute the planet for the sake of polluting the planet. It's rare that the villain is actually trying to accomplish another goal with pollution being an unwanted (or even wanted) side effect. Looten Plunder, Hoggish Greedly, Sly Sludge, and ([[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]]) Dr. Blight at least [[CorruptCorporateExecutive try to make money]], yet consistently choose those that will lead to a superhero and his teenage hit squad wrecking everything, seemingly just so they can be assholes to the environment.

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* Almost all the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' villains seem to have no other desire in life than to pollute the planet for the sake of polluting the planet. It's rare that the villain is actually trying to accomplish another goal with pollution being an unwanted (or even wanted) side effect. Looten Plunder, Hoggish Greedly, Sly Sludge, and ([[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]]) Dr. Blight at least [[CorruptCorporateExecutive try to make money]], yet consistently choose those that will lead to a superhero and his teenage hit squad wrecking everything, seemingly just so they can be assholes to the environment. In the crossover with ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', Lord Boxman (himself an avowed CardCarryingVillain) [[LampshadeHanging directly points out]] that Dr. Blight's plan to pollute the world doesn't really get them anything.
-->'''Lord Boxman:''' This will surely destroy the plaza!\\
'''Dr. Blight:''' And the world!\\
''(both laugh, but Boxman stops)''\\
'''Lord Boxman:''' Oh... why would we want to do that? [[TooDumbToLive We do live on the world.]]\\
''([[{{Beat}} Dr. Blight pauses]], then resumes polluting)''\\
'''Dr. Blight:''' Who cares! Bah-ha-ha-ha-ha!
9th Oct '17 7:47:59 PM thatother1dude
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* Almost all the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' villains seem to have no other desire in life than to pollute the planet for the sake of polluting the planet. It's rare that the villain is actually trying to accomplish another goal with pollution being an unwanted (or even wanted) side effect.
** Plunder, with his endangered animal hunting, seems to have basic greed as his ulterior motive, as he seeks to cash in on his extreme poaching. This is the most sense that any villain makes on that show, and even then it's as one-dimensional as it gets.
*** Even then, Plunder already has enough cash to finance ''any'' business he feels like and yet he consistently chooses those that will lead to a superhero and his teenage hit squad wrecking everything for him seemingly just so he can be an asshole to the environment.
** Though Sly Sludge was just out for money. In one episode, he was almost a good guy, legitimately disposing of toxic waste for profit, although he didn't realize that his method, a shrink ray, would undo itself after a certain amount of time.
%%* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', this is the reason why most of the Delightful Children From Down the Lane's plans fail, either because of their own incompetence or because of their dim view of the heroes' own intelligence. The worst part is, they are pots calling kettles black most of the time; they never get tired calling the Kids Next Door fools, when the truth is, their own intelligence can often be compared to that of a box of hammers. "Operation: F.L.A.V.O.R." and "Operation: U.N.D.E.R.C.O.V.E.R." are two of the best examples.%%

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* Almost all the ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' villains seem to have no other desire in life than to pollute the planet for the sake of polluting the planet. It's rare that the villain is actually trying to accomplish another goal with pollution being an unwanted (or even wanted) side effect.
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effect. Looten Plunder, with his endangered animal hunting, seems to have basic greed as his ulterior motive, as he seeks to cash in on his extreme poaching. This is the most sense that any villain makes on that show, Hoggish Greedly, Sly Sludge, and even then it's as one-dimensional as it gets.
*** Even then, Plunder already has enough cash
([[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]]) Dr. Blight at least [[CorruptCorporateExecutive try to finance ''any'' business he feels like and make money]], yet he consistently chooses choose those that will lead to a superhero and his teenage hit squad wrecking everything for him everything, seemingly just so he they can be an asshole assholes to the environment.
** Though Sly Sludge was just out for money. In one episode, he was almost a good guy, legitimately disposing of toxic waste for profit, although he didn't realize that his method, a shrink ray, would undo itself after a certain amount of time.
%%* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', this is the reason why most of the Delightful Children From Down the Lane's plans fail, either because of their own incompetence or because of their dim view of the heroes' own intelligence. The worst part is, they are pots calling kettles black most of the time; they never get tired calling the Kids Next Door fools, when the truth is, their own intelligence can often be compared to that of a box of hammers. "Operation: F.L.A.V.O.R." and "Operation: U.N.D.E.R.C.O.V.E.R." are two of the best examples.%%
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4th Oct '17 8:06:41 AM Vox
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** Joffrey Baratheon. [[PrinceCharmless Crown Prince]] [[spoiler:and later king]] of Westeros, and a RoyalBrat with ''way'' too much power. Throws his royal weight around whenever he possibly can, openly mocks ''everyone'' regardless of their standing or authority, [[spoiler:has a friend of Arya's killed as vengeance for Arya making him look like an idiot, sends an assassin after Bran Stark ''armed with a Valyrian steel blade that no common assassin would have'', which leads the Starks to start suspecting the Lannisters of treachery, and orders the execution of Ned Stark, sparking off a gigantic CivilWar]]. When confronted with an angry mob of hundreds of unruly peasants with only a handful of guards to protect him, he responds by ''ordering the guards to behead the peasants'' and only survives because his guards are too smart to listen. All of this leads to a ruler that [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating both the rich and the poor openly despise]]. [[spoiler:This all ends up getting Joffrey killed at his own wedding through the use of poison, and turns the identity of his killer into a big mystery [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole simply because there are so many people who would benefit from his death]].]]

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** Joffrey Baratheon. [[PrinceCharmless Crown Prince]] [[spoiler:and later king]] of Westeros, and a RoyalBrat with ''way'' too much power. Throws his royal weight around whenever he possibly can, openly mocks ''everyone'' regardless of their standing or authority, [[spoiler:has a friend of Arya's killed as vengeance for Arya making him look like an idiot, sends an assassin after Bran Stark ''armed with a Valyrian steel blade that no common assassin would have'', which leads the Starks to start suspecting the Lannisters of treachery, and orders the execution of Ned Stark, sparking off a gigantic CivilWar]]. When confronted with an angry mob of hundreds of unruly peasants with only a handful of guards to protect him, he responds by ''ordering the guards to behead the peasants'' and only survives because his guards are too smart to listen. All of this leads to a ruler that [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating both the rich and the poor openly despise]]. [[spoiler:This all ends up getting Joffrey killed at his own wedding through the use of poison, and turns the identity of his killer into a big mystery [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole simply because there are [[WhoMurderedTheAsshole so many people who would benefit from his death]].want him dead]].]]
2nd Oct '17 4:35:29 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has Dr. Draken, a self-proclaimed evil scientist whose plans mostly involve stealing stuff from other scientists, and there are times that he doesn't even know what the thing he stole does, nor does he know how to use it properly.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has Dr. Draken, Drakken, a self-proclaimed evil scientist whose plans mostly involve stealing stuff from other scientists, and there are times that he doesn't even know what the thing he stole does, nor does he know how to use it properly.
28th Sep '17 1:34:01 PM RobTan
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*** In his fight with Oberyn Martell, Clegane publicly confesses to killing Elia Martell and her children. That was an OpenSecret, but as long as he kept his mouth shut, Doran Martell could justify not starting a conflict with the crown. Once Gregor destroyed the royal family's PlausibleDeniability, [[spoiler:Ellaria Sand's coup and subsequent declaration of war went off almost completely unopposed]].

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*** In his fight with Oberyn Martell, Clegane publicly confesses to killing Elia Martell and her children. That was an OpenSecret, but as long as he kept his mouth shut, Doran Martell could justify not starting a conflict with the crown. Once Gregor destroyed the royal family's Lannister's PlausibleDeniability, [[spoiler:Ellaria Sand's coup and subsequent declaration of war went off almost completely unopposed]].
28th Sep '17 1:06:19 PM RobTan
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** Lord Tywin reproaches the Mountain for wasting able-bodied prisoners by torturing them to death.

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** Gregor Clegane, aka the Mountain, has virtually no impulse control and will simply lash out at anyone who irritates him, and, given his massive strength, usually kills them. He's really only alive because almost no-one is willing to take him on, and Tywin Lannister protects him from the people who are, and even Tywin is getting tired [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness of his liability]].
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Lord Tywin reproaches the Mountain for wasting able-bodied prisoners by torturing them to death. death.
*** In his first appearance, Gregor tries to straight-up murder a son of one of the Great Houses of Westeros in front of the King.
*** In his fight with Oberyn Martell, Clegane publicly confesses to killing Elia Martell and her children. That was an OpenSecret, but as long as he kept his mouth shut, Doran Martell could justify not starting a conflict with the crown. Once Gregor destroyed the royal family's PlausibleDeniability, [[spoiler:Ellaria Sand's coup and subsequent declaration of war went off almost completely unopposed]].
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