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2nd Jan '17 10:19:19 PM MagnusForce
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* The [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultramen]]'s RoguesGallery can be summed up in a single phrase: "[[{{Kaiju}} giant monsters]] and [[AliensAreBastards evil aliens]]". The ''kaiju'', much like ''Godzilla'' above, vary between mutants, ancient terrors, extraterrestrials, supernatural beings, and the just plain inexplicable. The aliens are often capable of changing size to match those of the Ultras or controlling a giant monster. Every now and then, there are exceptions to the rule, but every ''Ultraman'' villain is interested in destroying what the Ultramen have sworn to protect -- Earth and the human race.
11th Dec '16 9:29:08 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' all their recurring villains are witches and warlocks; Gargamel, Hogatha, Balthazar and Chlorhydris, and all have animals as accomplices.
6th Sep '16 8:54:39 PM ExSlacker
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** For ''Star Force'', the baddies from each game have a secondary theme. The EM beings from the first are based on constellations, baddies of the second game are inspired by cryptids, and the ones from the third are patterned after a deck of cards (both the minor bosses and the BigBad's [[FiveBadBand inner circle]]).
19th Aug '16 9:39:50 PM KingDamn
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** Another underlying theme is how Iron Man's enemies are related to capitalism in some way. [[YellowPeril The Mandarin]] was created when Mao Zedong was at the height of his power in RedChina and has since gone on to become a reactionary feudalist who wants to turn back the economic and social clock to the days of Imperial China. The Titanium Man, the Unicorn and the Crimson Dynamo represented UsefulNotes/{{Soviet Russia|UkraineAndSoOn}} at a time when the UsefulNotes/ColdWar was at its height. The American villains also apply,the original Blizzard was a dishonest employee fired by Tony Stark for stealing from the company, the original Firebrand was an anarchist who wanted to destroy big business, and guys like Obadiah Stane and Justin Hammer were {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s who utilized underhanded and illegal means to get a competitive edge on Stark, who, while amoral and hedonistic before the near-death experience that made him a superhero, was never as cut-throat as either of them. Obadiah Stane's son, Ezekial, is an anarchocapitalist libertarian.

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** Another underlying theme is how Iron Man's enemies are related to capitalism in some way. [[YellowPeril The Mandarin]] was created when Mao Zedong was at the height of his power in RedChina and has since gone on to become a reactionary feudalist who wants to turn back the economic and social clock to the days of Imperial China. The Titanium Man, the Unicorn and the Crimson Dynamo represented UsefulNotes/{{Soviet Russia|UkraineAndSoOn}} at a time when the UsefulNotes/ColdWar was at its height. The American villains also apply,the apply, the original Blizzard was a dishonest employee fired by Tony Stark for stealing from the company, the original Firebrand was an anarchist who wanted to destroy big business, and guys like Obadiah Stane and Justin Hammer were {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s who utilized underhanded and illegal means to get a competitive edge on Stark, who, while amoral and hedonistic before the near-death experience that made him a superhero, was never as cut-throat as either of them. Obadiah Stane's son, Ezekial, is an anarchocapitalist libertarian.
19th Aug '16 9:37:54 PM KingDamn
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** Another underlying theme is how Iron Man's enemies are related to capitalism in some way. [[YellowPeril The Mandarin]] was created when Mao Zedong was at the height of his power in RedChina and has since gone on to become a reactionary feudalist who wants to turn back the economic and social clock to the days of Imperial China. The Titanium Man, the Unicorn and the Crimson Dynamo represented UsefulNotes/{{Soviet Russia|UkraineAndSoOn}} at a time when the UsefulNotes/ColdWar was at its height. The American villains also apply, too-the original Blizzard was a dishonest employee fired by Tony Stark for stealing from the company, the original Firebrand was an anarchist who wanted to destroy big business, and guys like Obadiah Stane and Justin Hammer were {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s who utilized underhanded and illegal means to get a competitive edge on Stark, who, while amoral and hedonistic before the near-death experience that made him a superhero, was never as cut-throat as either of them. Obadiah Stane's son, Ezekial, is an anarchocapitalist libertarian.

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** Another underlying theme is how Iron Man's enemies are related to capitalism in some way. [[YellowPeril The Mandarin]] was created when Mao Zedong was at the height of his power in RedChina and has since gone on to become a reactionary feudalist who wants to turn back the economic and social clock to the days of Imperial China. The Titanium Man, the Unicorn and the Crimson Dynamo represented UsefulNotes/{{Soviet Russia|UkraineAndSoOn}} at a time when the UsefulNotes/ColdWar was at its height. The American villains also apply, too-the apply,the original Blizzard was a dishonest employee fired by Tony Stark for stealing from the company, the original Firebrand was an anarchist who wanted to destroy big business, and guys like Obadiah Stane and Justin Hammer were {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s who utilized underhanded and illegal means to get a competitive edge on Stark, who, while amoral and hedonistic before the near-death experience that made him a superhero, was never as cut-throat as either of them. Obadiah Stane's son, Ezekial, is an anarchocapitalist libertarian.
17th Jul '16 7:26:46 PM Discar
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Naturally, contrast OutsideContextVillain when there's one villain who doesn't fit into the theme (and is alien to the setting).

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Naturally, contrast OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem when there's one villain who doesn't fit into the theme (and is alien to the setting).
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15th Jun '16 8:44:51 AM Eyeshield
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* The Hero's powers attracts like-minded villains: ComicBook/IronMan's PoweredArmor appeals to the engineer in PoweredArmor-wearing villains; [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]]'s strength from radiation appeals to villains who want to use radiation to power themselves and their henchmen; the animal totem of Franchise/SpiderMan calls forth the likes of genetic engineers that will themselves attempt other animals in themselves or in their allies, exceptions such as Sandman, Electro or Hydroman are not far fetched as much as an element replaces an animal and becomes the focus of the wild side in them; Franchise/{{Batman}}'s insanity appeals to the insane and his gimmicks to those prone to them.

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* The Hero's powers attracts like-minded villains: villains.
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ComicBook/IronMan's PoweredArmor appeals to the engineer in PoweredArmor-wearing villains; [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]]'s strength from radiation appeals to villains who want to use radiation to power themselves and their henchmen; the animal totem of Franchise/SpiderMan calls forth the likes of genetic engineers that will themselves attempt other animals in themselves or in their allies, exceptions such as Sandman, Electro or Hydroman are not far fetched as much as an element replaces an animal and becomes the focus of the wild side in them; Franchise/{{Batman}}'s insanity appeals to the insane and his gimmicks to those prone to them.
15th Jun '16 8:37:02 AM Eyeshield
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* It helps link, compare and contrast the hero and the villains he faces if their powers or backgrounds are similar.
11th Jun '16 12:52:01 PM nighttrainfm
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* Every villain in [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man franchise]] is created, intentionally or accidentally, at Oscorp.

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* Every villain in [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man franchise]] is created, intentionally or accidentally, at Oscorp.Oscorp - much like this version of Spidey himself.
25th May '16 1:03:16 AM blueflame724
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* ''Franchise/OnePiece'': While they tangle with the Marines a fair amount, the Strawhats still primarily fight other pirates who are competing in the Grand Line.

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* ''Franchise/OnePiece'': While they tangle with the Marines a fair amount, the Strawhats still primarily fight other pirates who are competing in the Grand Line. On a broader level, this connects to the theme of Dreams in the series; many of Luffy's fellow pirates are aiming for the treasure One Piece as well but for often for vastly different reasons: Power, Respect, Influence in contrast to Luffy's love of freedom on the ocean.
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