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19th May '17 6:34:13 PM Tehrannotaur
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The Caligula will be wildly irrational, [[MoodSwinger violently moody]], extremely debauched, will never tolerate being told anything he doesn't want to hear, and probably afflicted with a [[AGodAmI god complex]]. In short he will be a PsychopathicManchild with the power of life or death over everyone whom he can reach. He may be a sexual deviant, or he might take pleasure in the pain and suffering he causes. He may indulge in [[{{Egopolis}} renaming cities or even the entire country after himself]] or [[LoonyLaws throwing out increasingly ridiculous decrees]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor with brutal punishments in store for anyone who breaks them]]. Whatever form his madness takes, one thing is certain: to do anything the Caligula finds displeasing is to inevitably be dragged off to a grisly death or [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]]. Of course, [[HairTriggerTemper any number of things might trigger his rage]], and he might even decide on a whim to punish those who have not done anything at all. And while all of this is going on, the land over which the Caligula rules is rapidly going down the drain due to his neglect. Here in particular, he has a decided advantage over most other crackpots when it comes to messing things up: he can start wars. Be it for the perceived personal [[GloryHound glory]] or his [[GeneralRipper obsession with perceived enemies]], the Caligula's country will probably be in a constant state of war.

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The Caligula will be wildly irrational, [[MoodSwinger violently moody]], extremely debauched, will never tolerate being told anything he doesn't want to hear, and probably afflicted with a [[AGodAmI god complex]]. In short he will be a PsychopathicManchild with the power of life or death over everyone whom he can reach. He may be a sexual deviant, or he might [[{{Sadist}} take pleasure in the pain and suffering he causes.causes]]. He may indulge in [[{{Egopolis}} renaming cities or even the entire country after himself]] or [[LoonyLaws throwing out increasingly ridiculous decrees]] [[FelonyMisdemeanor with brutal punishments in store for anyone who breaks them]]. Whatever form his madness takes, one thing is certain: to do anything the Caligula finds displeasing is to inevitably be dragged off to a grisly death or [[FateWorseThanDeath worse]]. Of course, [[HairTriggerTemper any number of things might trigger his rage]], and he might even decide on a whim to punish those who have not done anything at all. And while all of this is going on, the land over which the Caligula rules is rapidly going down the drain due to his neglect. Here in particular, he has a decided advantage over most other crackpots when it comes to messing things up: he can start wars. Be it for the perceived personal [[GloryHound glory]] or his [[GeneralRipper obsession with perceived enemies]], the Caligula's country will probably be in a constant state of war.
18th May '17 6:28:40 PM Tehrannotaur
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* The World Government of ''Manga/OnePiece'' appears to fall into this, although not the Marines protecting it. The World Government itself is incredibly corrupt and brutal, being major patrons of the mostly pirate-run slave trade and using the Marines for acts of mass butchery to silence those that found out their dirty secrets or could threaten them. The "nobility" of this world is even worse, as the upper-middle class will cheerfully burn an occupied city to the ground to make things look neater for a World Noble's visit and claim it's the poor people's fault for being too stupid to be born nobles. The highest social class are so batshit insane that they wear air bubbles to prevent themselves from breathing the same air as commoners and regularly murder anyone they encounter over the very pettiest gripes.

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* The World Government of ''Manga/OnePiece'' appears to fall into this, although not the Marines protecting it. The World Government itself is incredibly corrupt and brutal, being major patrons of the mostly pirate-run slave trade and using the Marines for acts of mass butchery to silence those that found out their dirty secrets or could threaten them. The "nobility" of this world is even worse, as the upper-middle class will cheerfully burn an occupied city to the ground to make things look neater for a World Noble's visit and [[NeverMyFault claim it's the poor people's fault fault]] [[TheSocialDarwinist for being too stupid to be born nobles. nobles]]. The highest social class are so batshit insane that ''[[InsaneTrollLogic they wear air bubbles to prevent themselves from breathing the same air as commoners commoners]]'' and [[KickTheDog regularly murder anyone anyone]] [[DisproportionateRetribution they encounter over the very pettiest gripes.gripes]].
22nd Apr '17 7:10:09 PM nombretomado
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** King Croacus in ''SuperPaperMario''. Justified that [[spoiler:he was driven insane by poisoning.]]

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** King Croacus in ''SuperPaperMario''.''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. Justified that [[spoiler:he was driven insane by poisoning.]]
22nd Apr '17 4:50:31 PM nombretomado
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* Anybody who has ever played ''SuikodenII'' for more than five minutes knows that [[TheEvilPrince Prince Luca Blight]] may even dwarf [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula himself]] in the AxCrazy psycho department. This is a man who [[MoralEventHorizon had his country's equivalent of the Boy Scouts murdered to restart a pointless war]], and when burning entire towns to the ground [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it]], would round up, torture, and slaughter every single villager one by one ''personally'' while [[EvilLaugh laughing merrily]] with a [[SlasherSmile smile on his face]]. Deconstructed when [[spoiler:shortly after he becomes the king, his own subordinates help the heroes ambush him as they know that he is too insane to be trusted with so much power.]]

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* Anybody who has ever played ''SuikodenII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' for more than five minutes knows that [[TheEvilPrince Prince Luca Blight]] may even dwarf [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula himself]] in the AxCrazy psycho department. This is a man who [[MoralEventHorizon had his country's equivalent of the Boy Scouts murdered to restart a pointless war]], and when burning entire towns to the ground [[ForTheEvulz for the hell of it]], would round up, torture, and slaughter every single villager one by one ''personally'' while [[EvilLaugh laughing merrily]] with a [[SlasherSmile smile on his face]]. Deconstructed when [[spoiler:shortly after he becomes the king, his own subordinates help the heroes ambush him as they know that he is too insane to be trusted with so much power.]]
16th Apr '17 1:16:11 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Frieza is a [[AxCrazy violent]] tyrant who readily kills his own men when he's in a foul mood, but [[SanitySlippage he really falls off the deep end]] after his defeat to Goku. When he's rebuilt into a cyborg, he rushes to Earth with his dad to get revenge, and is killed by Future Trunks. When he's revived, instead of listening to his men who beg him to leave the Super Saiyan alone and rebuild his failing empire, he ignores them and devotes all his remaining resources to invading Earth. Although he last longer against Goku and Vegeta thanks to his four months of training, he's killed again in the end, and what is left of his empire also [[NiceJobFixingItVillain dies on Earth]].

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': Frieza Freeza is a [[AxCrazy violent]] tyrant who readily kills his own men when he's in a foul mood, but [[SanitySlippage he really falls off the deep end]] after his defeat to Goku. When he's rebuilt into a cyborg, he rushes to Earth with his dad to get revenge, and is killed by Future Trunks. When he's revived, instead of listening to his men who beg him to leave the Super Saiyan alone and rebuild his failing empire, he ignores them and devotes all his remaining resources to invading Earth. Although he last longer against Goku and Vegeta thanks to his four months of training, he's killed again in the end, and what is left of his empire also [[NiceJobFixingItVillain dies on Earth]].
8th Apr '17 1:20:48 PM nombretomado
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* King Bull Sparra in ''{{Redwall}}''.

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* King Bull Sparra in ''{{Redwall}}''.''{{Literature/Redwall}}''.
7th Apr '17 4:57:04 PM Mineboot45
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* Eridan Ampora (aka "[[MeaningfulName caligulasAquarium]]") from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is a number of the royal sea-dwelling troll caste. His primary interests revolve around genocide of the land-dwellers and his many failed efforts at romance. He mostly embodies this trope in his blind self-absorption and poor decision making [[spoiler:until his FaceHeelTurn]].

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* Eridan Ampora (aka "[[MeaningfulName caligulasAquarium]]") from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is a number member of the royal sea-dwelling troll caste. His primary interests revolve around genocide of the land-dwellers and his many failed efforts at romance. He mostly embodies this trope in his blind self-absorption and poor decision making [[spoiler:until his FaceHeelTurn]].
7th Apr '17 4:08:25 AM TywinIsGod
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** The Prophet of Truth is a blackmailer. He blackmailed the other two into take power alongside him, and blackmailed his way into power in the first place. He's also a ConsummateLiar and a total psychopath.

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** The Prophet of Truth is a blackmailer. He blackmailed the other two into take power alongside him, and blackmailed his way into power in the first place. He's also a ConsummateLiar and a total psychopath. He's more than competent at politics he makes a few pretty bad calls military wise which as Rtas' Vadum points out; completely screws over the fleet's opportunity to thwart the Chief's assassination of Regret.
6th Apr '17 2:43:59 PM Tehrannotaur
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* Gjallarhorn of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' is pretty much this but applied to TheFederation. It's ruled by corrupt aristocrats who will eliminate anything in their path, no matter how insignificant. Corruption is rampant to the point [[AlwaysChaoticEvil that having anyone with a modicum of decency and morality is a rarity]], and they even fully condone lesser rights for Martians and colonists so that they're easier to oppress. They even murder [[ChildSoldier Tekkadan kids]] with glee in their attempts to kill one publicly-known young woman advocating for Martian rights. [[FromBadToWorse It gets worse]] to the point that [[spoiler:season 2's BigBad had to ''reform and restructure Gjallarhorn both out of necessity from all other ruling parties being killed and out of sheer efficiency's sake due to the ruthless chaos and suppression just making everything worse''.]]
4th Apr '17 8:28:02 AM Siempie
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* [[spoiler: Wheatley]] from ''VideoGame/Portal2'' becomes DrunkWithPower after [[spoiler: taking over [=GLaDOS=]'s body. He stuffs [=GLaDOS=]'s consciousness in a potato and punches both her and [[PlayerCharacter Chell]] down an elevator shaft, into Old Aperture]]. When they return to [[spoiler: the top layer of the facility, Wheatley explains that he ''has'' to perform tests, as when he does, he gets [[ImmodestOrgasm a feeling of extreme euphoria]], and if he doesn't, he gets an "itch" that slowly becomes unbearable. As a result of this itch, he gains a HairTriggerTemper and a complete disregard for Chell's wellbeing. Combine that with his complete disregard for the nuclear core which'll ''melt down'' if it doesn't get vented properly, and he's probably the most dangerous villain of both games.]]

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* [[spoiler: Wheatley]] from ''VideoGame/Portal2'' becomes DrunkWithPower after [[spoiler: taking over [=GLaDOS=]'s body. [[BalefulPolymorph He stuffs [=GLaDOS=]'s consciousness consciousness]] [[ItMakesSenseInContext in a potato potato]] and punches both her and [[PlayerCharacter Chell]] down an elevator shaft, into Old Aperture]]. When they return to [[spoiler: the top layer of the facility, Wheatley explains that he ''has'' to perform tests, as when he does, he gets [[ImmodestOrgasm a feeling of extreme euphoria]], and if he doesn't, he gets an "itch" that slowly becomes unbearable. As a result of this itch, he gains a HairTriggerTemper and a complete disregard for Chell's wellbeing. Combine that with his complete disregard for the nuclear core which'll ''melt down'' if it doesn't get vented properly, and he's probably the most dangerous villain of both games.]]
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