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13th May '17 11:06:43 AM nombretomado
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The idea started with Pulp novels and villains like FuManchu or Literature/{{Fantomas}}.

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The idea started with Pulp novels and villains like FuManchu Literature/FuManchu or Literature/{{Fantomas}}.



* Sax Rohmer's FuManchu series -- sure, Fu's nemesis Nayland Smith was in all of them, but who got title billing?

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* Sax Rohmer's FuManchu Literature/FuManchu series -- sure, Fu's nemesis Nayland Smith was in all of them, but who got title billing?
20th Apr '17 8:38:44 PM kazokuhouou
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* The ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' series has a different protagonist in each game, but the central enemies are always killer animatronics of Freddy Fazbear and his friends - if not the original ones, then remade, phantom or nightmare versions of them.

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* The ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' series has a different protagonist in each game, but the central enemies are always killer animatronics of Freddy Fazbear and his friends - if not the original ones, then remade, phantom or phantom, nightmare or funtime versions of them.
12th Feb '17 4:31:09 AM narm00
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* The Joker had a short comics series of his own in the 1970s, and Eclipso had an ongoing one in the 1990s. While radical in their day, villain-based series have since gotten more common.

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* The Joker ComicBook/TheJoker had a short comics series of his own in the 1970s, and Eclipso had an ongoing one in the 1990s. While radical in their day, villain-based series have since gotten more common.
30th Dec '16 2:44:44 AM Silverblade2
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* While [[ArchEnemy Darkhell]] doesn't appears in ''all'' episodes of ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'', he is still present in a lot of them, and the plot is almost ''always'' related to him: the other villains are usually connected to him ([[TheRival Skroa]]), attempt to use devices created by him (Ceyderom) or [[EvilerThanThou have a fight with him]] (Anathos). Even now that [[spoiler:he finally died]], new BigBad Abyss has been ''created'' by him and considers himself as his heir.
18th Dec '16 9:19:09 PM Luppercus
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* WesternAnimation/SpiralZone the name of the show itself is the thing that the heroes are trying to fight; the Spiral Zone created by [[MadScientist The Overlord]] to TakeOverTheWorld.


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* WesternAnimation/SpiralZone ''WesternAnimation/SpiralZone'' the name of the show itself is the thing that the heroes are trying to fight; the Spiral Zone created by [[MadScientist The Overlord]] to TakeOverTheWorld.

TakeOverTheWorld.
18th Dec '16 9:18:41 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' couldn't exists without the eponymous killer tomatoes.
* WesternAnimation/SpiralZone the name of the show itself is the thing that the heroes are trying to fight; the Spiral Zone created by [[MadScientist The Overlord]] to TakeOverTheWorld.

12th Nov '16 6:15:29 AM Silverblade2
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* Name a horror movie. Any horror movie. The villain's on the DVD cover, isn't it? What's more, [[AnyoneCanDie 90% of the rest of the cast is officially canon fodder.]]



* Heck, {{Creepypasta}}s in general.
26th Oct '16 3:33:17 PM WillKeaton
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* [[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock]] series. SHODAN is so synonymous with the series that cover of System Shock 2 had SHODAN in it even though this was a one huge spoiler for the plot and the first thing we got to know about System Shock 3 was [=SHODANs=] voice.

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* [[VideoGame/SystemShock ''[[VideoGame/SystemShock System Shock]] Shock]]'' series. SHODAN is so synonymous with the series that cover of System Shock 2 had SHODAN in it even though this was a one huge spoiler for the plot and the first thing we got to know about System Shock 3 was [=SHODANs=] voice.
26th Oct '16 3:32:22 PM WillKeaton
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* In a way, the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series, with [[AIIsACrapshoot SkyNet]]. The movies do have central protagonists in John Connor and his mother Sarah. But not only the villain is always a Terminator KillerRobot - even if it's not one that looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger - but some media only feature said machines.

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* In a way, the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series, with [[AIIsACrapshoot SkyNet]]. The movies do have central protagonists in John Connor and his mother Sarah. But not only is the villain is always a Terminator KillerRobot - even if it's not one that looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger - but some media only feature said machines.
26th Oct '16 3:30:58 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' and ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' movies. (the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise counts, but not the movie series due to Ripley)

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* The ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' and ''Franchise/AlienVsPredator'' movies. (the (The ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise counts, but not the movie series due to Ripley)Ripley.)
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