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21st Aug '17 2:27:32 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"If you continue with the villain as the center of the story, which is certainly the ''[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare]]'' paradigm, you simply have to introduce a new set of victims every time. And after a while that becomes quite repetitive when you have no real story continuity except the villain. So then you sort of have to continue to concoct things like Freddy's youth or Freddy's this or that... but I think it gets stretched thinner and thinner."''
--> Creator/WesCraven discussing the potential pitfalls of this trope.
21st Aug '17 2:21:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Film/{{Warlock}}'' trilogy featuring the titular character.

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* The ''Film/{{Warlock}}'' trilogy featuring the titular character. The origin stories of the character in each film is too inconsistent for it to be the ''same'' Warlock however, making it more a LegacyCharacter.
21st Aug '17 2:15:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/{{Tremors}}'': While Burt Gummer is a recurring character in ''most'' of the franchise, he cannot really be said to be the primary one. The Graboids and their different life cycles are the center of attention.
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.
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