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20th Jun '16 3:30:41 PM ZimFan89
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* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'', a part of FanFic/ProjectDarkJade like ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' above, likewise has Jade's FaceHeelTurn instigating the plot, with her acting as TheHeavy and primary antagonist (though in this case, as DragonInChief, rather than BigBad).
12th Jun '16 9:10:58 PM PaulA
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* Creator/ChristopherMarlowe's play, ''Tamburlaine the Great'', features as its protagonist a man who mutilates, kills, subjugates, and rapes at any opportunity he gets. He locks up the Ottoman Emperor in a cage and feeds him his wife; he kills one of his own sons for being unwilling to fight; he is driven around in a chariot drawn by deposed kings and emperors. In the end, he burns a [[Literature/TheQuran Qor'an]] and [[BoltOfDivineRetribution dies suddenly]].
** Marlowe liked villain protagonists; ''The Jew of Malta'' is another example, as is ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus''.

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* Creator/ChristopherMarlowe's play, ''Tamburlaine the Great'', plays:
** ''Theatre/{{Tamburlaine}}''
features as its protagonist a man who mutilates, kills, subjugates, and rapes at any opportunity he gets. He locks up the Ottoman Emperor in a cage and feeds him his wife; he kills one of his own sons for being unwilling to fight; he is driven around in a chariot drawn by deposed kings and emperors. In the end, he burns a [[Literature/TheQuran Qor'an]] and [[BoltOfDivineRetribution dies suddenly]].
** Marlowe liked villain protagonists; ''The Jew The title character of Malta'' is another example, as is ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus''. ''Theatre/TheJewOfMalta'' goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that takes in a lot of innocent bystanders, including an entire convent full of nuns.
** The title character of ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus'' seels his soul to the devil for diabolical powers that he uses for selfish and often petty goals.
10th Jun '16 12:49:33 AM WillBGood
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** "I drove out to the Meadowlands to throw our baby away."
-->See You in Hell
** "If you wanna spank your demons and make them pay, well baby, I'm your man of the hour"
-->Bummer
** "Got a knife in my back, got a hole in my arm, I'm driving a tractor on a drug farm"
-->Tractor

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** "I -->''I drove out to the Meadowlands to throw our baby away."
-->See
'' --"See You in Hell
** "If
Hell"
-->''If
you wanna spank your demons and make them pay, well baby, I'm your man of the hour"
-->Bummer
** "Got
hour'' --"Bummer"
-->''Got
a knife in my back, got a hole in my arm, I'm driving a tractor on a drug farm"
-->Tractor
farm'' --"Tractor"
10th Jun '16 12:47:29 AM WillBGood
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* The various adaptations of AChristmasCarol have Ebenezer Scrooge as a rapacious and ruthless businessman, the most recent being ''Film/AChristmasCarol''.

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* The various adaptations of AChristmasCarol ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' have Ebenezer Scrooge as a rapacious and ruthless businessman, the most recent being ''Film/AChristmasCarol''.''Film/AChristmasCarol2009''.
7th Jun '16 11:13:13 AM Robinton
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** This is where you're assumed to start as a Green Sun Prince. Subverted, however, in the assumption is that you'll quickly catch on that the [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Yozis]] are (A) certifiably insane and (B) can't actually rope you in, so you'll either become a PunchClockVillain looking for an escape, a WellIntentionedExtremist AntiHero using a loose interpretation of your orders to push an ultimately producitive agenda, or just a plan ol' NobleDemon who just wants to be left alone, before you slip the leash entirely.

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** This is where you're assumed to start as a Green Sun Prince. Subverted, however, in the assumption is that you'll if you quickly catch on that the [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils Yozis]] are (A) certifiably insane and (B) can't actually rope you in, so you'll either in. You can become a PunchClockVillain looking for an escape, a WellIntentionedExtremist AntiHero using a loose interpretation of your orders to push an ultimately producitive productive agenda, or just a plan ol' NobleDemon who just wants to be left alone, before you slip the leash entirely.
7th Jun '16 11:02:57 AM Robinton
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* Played with in [[FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi DKA]]: The land is torn with war, the forces of Light embattled with the vile Keepers- heralds and servants of dark gods. The Avatar of all that is good has [[TheEndOrIsIt been slain]]. So it has been for fifteen years when, suddenly, out of nowhere, a sorceress of unfathomable power emerges. [[FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi Keeper Mercury]]. Taking the form of a [[Anime/SailorMoon lovely young woman]], this semi-demon seems to posses the antithesis of the Light's power. [[NotWhatItLooksLike Amoral]] and feindishly [[MadScientist intelligent]], who knows what manner of [[RunningGag cunning]] works behind that deceptive smile...
** [[AvertedTrope That's what the story would]] [[UnreliableNarrator sound like]] if [[BlatantLies narrated by]] [[RunningGag Baron Leoplond]].

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* Played with in [[FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi DKA]]: The land is torn with war, the forces of Light embattled with the vile Keepers- heralds and servants of dark gods. The Avatar of all that is good has [[TheEndOrIsIt been slain]]. So it has been for fifteen years when, suddenly, out of nowhere, a sorceress of unfathomable power emerges. [[FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi Keeper Mercury]]. Taking the form of a [[Anime/SailorMoon lovely young woman]], this semi-demon seems to posses the antithesis of the Light's power. [[NotWhatItLooksLike Amoral]] and feindishly fiendishly [[MadScientist intelligent]], who knows what manner of [[RunningGag cunning]] works behind that deceptive smile...
** [[AvertedTrope That's what the story would]] [[UnreliableNarrator sound like]] if [[BlatantLies narrated by]] [[RunningGag Baron Leoplond]].Leopold]].
24th May '16 1:47:23 PM WillBGood
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* RodSerling wrote three stories in which the main character is a UsefulNotes/NaziGermany who receives a supernatural punishment:
*** The Brain Center at Whipple's
11th May '16 6:16:01 AM jormis29
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* The''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' RPG ''BlackCrusade'' will cast the player characters as members of [[Characters/Warhammer40000ForcesOfChaos the Forces of Chaos]], either Chaos Space Marines or human Heretics. A PC's story arc will have one of four endings: [[KarmicDeath death]], [[OneWingedAngel ascension as a Daemon Prince]], [[GalacticConqueror leadership of a Black Crusade]], or [[AndIMustScream transformation into a Chaos Spawn]].

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* The''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' RPG ''BlackCrusade'' ''TabletopGame/BlackCrusade'' will cast the player characters as members of [[Characters/Warhammer40000ForcesOfChaos the Forces of Chaos]], either Chaos Space Marines or human Heretics. A PC's story arc will have one of four endings: [[KarmicDeath death]], [[OneWingedAngel ascension as a Daemon Prince]], [[GalacticConqueror leadership of a Black Crusade]], or [[AndIMustScream transformation into a Chaos Spawn]].



* The basic assumption when you play an Abyssal in ''{{Exalted}}''. One chapter even has discussion about how to make the game more than one slaughterfest after another; they are ''that'' Baaad.

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* The basic assumption when you play an Abyssal in ''{{Exalted}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. One chapter even has discussion about how to make the game more than one slaughterfest after another; they are ''that'' Baaad.
5th May '16 12:45:39 PM nielas
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* ''Bloody Inn'' has the players act as members of a villainous family of innkeepers who compete to see who can murder and rob more guests without being caught by the authorities.
* ''Legendary Encounters: Predator'' has a variant where the players play as Predators who are hunting humans for trophies.
1st May '16 3:50:18 AM rafi
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* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** While WesternAnimation/BugsBunny was generally a sympathetic character, there have been several episodes where he became a straight up villain. Examples of this include "WesternAnimation/Elmer'sCandidCamera" (he picks on Elmer unprovoked), "Elmer's Pet Rabbit" (where he heckles Elmer for no justifiable reason),(which admittedly are with Bugs Bunny prototype Happy Rabbit so they may not count), "Tortoise Beats Hare" and its follow ups "Tortoise Wins by a Hare" and "Rabbit Transit" (where Bugs is portrayed as an egomaniac who's willing to harm and cheat just to beat a turtle), "Wabbit Twouble" (again, picking on Elmer unprovoked), "The Wacky Wabbit (picking on an unprovoked Elmer again), "Buckaroo Bugs" (where he's a flat out thief and bully), and "Rebel Rabbit" (where he wreaks havoc on the US solely because the bounty for rabbits was so low, doing atrocities like filling up the grand canyon and ''sawing Florida off the mainland'', breaking into congress during session and physically assaulting a senator, and by the end of the short gets so out of control that the '''military''' is called in to bring him down).
** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck also had several bouts of this trope, such as "Daffy Duck in Hollywood" (where he causes trouble in a Hollywood studio for the heck of it) and "Boobs in the Woods" (where he heckles WesternAnimation/PorkyPig for the sake of causing trouble). This only intensified during his later meaner years where he evolved into a genuine villain, albeit still often with the primary spotlight (see above).
** "WesternAnimation/HoneysMoney" is the only Yosemite Sam short where Sam is the star, rather than playing antagonist to Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck.
* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker went in and out of being this and an AntiHero in the original cartoons. Sometimes, he just goes about breaking the rules or causing trouble for the mere thrill of it or just out of ignorance, and is clearly shown to be a selfish glutton who will mow down or manipulate anyone who gets in the way of his food. On the other hand, he did occasionally star in a sympathetic light (i.e. "The Hollywood Matador") and by the late 40's his AntiHero traits were played up more by director Dick Lundy, especially when Buzz Buzzard entered the series. By the 50's, Woody veered between being a straight up hero, a villain and an anti-hero, and by the mid-50's both of the former traits were dropped altogether in favor of making Woody a straight up hero character.
* Brain and Pinky of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. One is a [[DiabolicalMastermind genius]], the other's [[TheDragon insane!]] They're laboratory mice, their genes have been spliced!
* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', an alien trying to TakeOverTheWorld. He is juxtaposed to Dib, a preteen paranormal investigator trying to stop him. One could argue that the issue becomes confused for this show, however; while the majority of episodes focus on Zim, there are so many {{Villain Episode}}s that some fans would argue that Dib and Zim could ''both'' be seen as the protagonists, and that the show has one Villain Protagonist and one traditional hero.

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* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** While WesternAnimation/BugsBunny was generally
In a sympathetic character, there have been several episodes where he became a straight up villain. Examples of this include "WesternAnimation/Elmer'sCandidCamera" (he picks on Elmer unprovoked), "Elmer's Pet Rabbit" (where he heckles Elmer for no justifiable reason),(which admittedly are with Bugs Bunny prototype Happy Rabbit so they may not count), "Tortoise Beats Hare" and its follow ups "Tortoise Wins by a Hare" and "Rabbit Transit" (where Bugs is portrayed as an egomaniac who's willing to harm and cheat just to beat a turtle), "Wabbit Twouble" (again, picking on Elmer unprovoked), "The Wacky Wabbit (picking on an unprovoked Elmer again), "Buckaroo Bugs" (where he's a flat out thief and bully), and "Rebel Rabbit" (where he wreaks havoc on the US solely because the bounty for rabbits was so low, doing atrocities like filling up the grand canyon and ''sawing Florida off the mainland'', breaking into congress during session and physically assaulting a senator, and by the end of the short gets so out of control that the '''military''' is called in to bring him down).
** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck also had several bouts of this trope, such as "Daffy Duck in Hollywood" (where he causes trouble in a Hollywood studio for the heck of it) and "Boobs in the Woods" (where he heckles WesternAnimation/PorkyPig for the sake of causing trouble). This only intensified during his later meaner years where he evolved into a genuine villain, albeit still often with the primary spotlight (see above).
** "WesternAnimation/HoneysMoney" is the only Yosemite Sam short where Sam is the star, rather than playing antagonist
similar vein to Bugs Bunny or and Daffy Duck.
* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker went in and out
Duck above, Gumball Watterson of being this and an AntiHero in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' sometimes crosses the original cartoons. Sometimes, he just goes about breaking the rules or causing trouble for the mere thrill of it or just out of ignorance, and is clearly shown line from JerkWithAHeartOfGold to what can only be a selfish glutton who will mow down or manipulate anyone who gets in the way of his food. On the other hand, he did occasionally star in a sympathetic light (i.e. described as "dangerous psychopath PlayedForLaughs": In "The Hollywood Matador") and by Saint" he spends the late 40's his AntiHero traits were played up more by director Dick Lundy, especially when Buzz Buzzard entered the series. By the 50's, Woody veered between being a straight up hero, a villain and an anti-hero, and by the mid-50's both of the former traits were dropped altogether in favor of entire episode harassing Alan, making Woody a straight up hero character.
* Brain
all his friends and Pinky of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. One his girlfriend hate him, and ''sells his parents into slavery'' just because [[TallPoppySyndrome it annoys him that Alan is a [[DiabolicalMastermind genius]], the other's [[TheDragon insane!]] They're laboratory mice, their genes have been spliced!
* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', an alien
so perfect]]. In "The Spoiler" he goes crazy trying to TakeOverTheWorld. He is juxtaposed avoid hearing any spoilers about a movie he's going to Dib, watch, even knocking someone out with a preteen paranormal investigator trying to stop him. One could argue shovel and eating another student alive. In "The Laziest", he and Darwin deliberately ruin Lazy Larry's life just so that the issue becomes confused for this show, however; while the majority he'll help them win a bet.
* Resident Alien Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. He started out as a sympathetic, vaguely hedonistic alien, but over time he has established himself as a volatile, dangerous sociopath.
* The antagonists
of episodes focus on Zim, there are so many {{Villain Episode}}s that some fans would argue that Dib ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' range anywhere from {{Harmless Villain}}s to {{Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant}}s. Master Shake, however, is ''disgustingly'' heinous and Zim could ''both'' be seen as the protagonists, and that the show has one Villain Protagonist and one traditional hero.completely unrepentant with every last action, his ability to [[LackOfEmpathy repel empathy]] outweighed only by his ability to attract [[LaserGuidedKarma poetic justice]].



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' completely redid the series as ''Joker: The Vile and the Villainous''. The storyline was adapted from an issue of the seventies ''Joker'' comic.
* Dan of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'', is short-tempered, paranoid, and violent, and each episode is about him seeking revenge for some slight, real or imagined.
* Captain Hero from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is a psychotic murder-rapist who wiped out the entire rest of his species out of spite. The entire cast qualifies for this, really, with the [[TokenGoodTeammate exceptions]] of Xandir, Foxxy, and [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] Wooldoor.
* Zordrak and the Urpneys of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' usually act this, in that each episode starts and ends from their perspective and we generally spend more time following them than the heroes. DependingOnTheWriter however, SympatheticPOV is sometimes given to the actual heroes.



* Mandy of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is so evil that she makes Grim, the personification of death, look like a nice guy in comparison and so he ends up as a much more downplayed example than her.

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* Mandy of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' Hector Con Carne is so evil that she makes Grim, the personification CardCarryingVillain Protagonist of death, look like ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''. (Just [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain not a nice guy very good one.]])
* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' started out as this
in comparison and so he ends up as a much early seasons(he still has his moments, but it's more downplayed example than her.general ComedicSociopathy).



* Several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' used this trope, with the episode focusing solely on the villain, and Jack having little - or no - role in the actual story, making only a cameo appearance. Notable examples are "The Princess and the Bounty Hunters" and "Tale of X-9". In "Aku's Fairy Tales", Jack did not appear in person at all, with Aku being the main character.
* Cartman from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. He either serves as TheDragon for an even greater evil, or IS the BigBad in most episodes. Occasionally though, he functions as a NominalHero.

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* Several ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Bender is a greedy and amoral criminal who constantly lies, cheats, and steals from everyone. Although Bender really does like his best friend Fry, he is not above swindling him as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/GolanTheInsatiable''. The title character is a demigod from another dimension who has no problems with killing anyone and causing mayhem, but he's also a LargeHam who still wets the bed and tries to hang out with high schoolers and become homecoming king by pretending to be a teenager. The show's other main character, Dylan, is a young goth-looking girl who also finds joy in pain and misery, but also thinks turtles are cute, finds a [[ItMakesSenseInContext molted Golan to be adorable]], and deep down just wants her mom to be proud of her (though she doesn't like to admit it).
* Mandy of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' is so evil that she makes Grim, the personification of death, look like a nice guy in comparison and so he ends up as a much more downplayed example than her.
* In a vein similar to TalesFromTheCrypt many
episodes (but not all) of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' used WesternAnimation/GrizzlyTalesForGruesomeKids center on horrible people, children specifically.
* Zim of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', an alien trying to TakeOverTheWorld. He is juxtaposed to Dib, a preteen paranormal investigator trying to stop him. One could argue that the issue becomes confused for
this trope, with show, however; while the episode focusing solely majority of episodes focus on Zim, there are so many {{Villain Episode}}s that some fans would argue that Dib and Zim could ''both'' be seen as the villain, protagonists, and Jack having little - or no - role in that the actual story, making only a cameo appearance. Notable examples are "The Princess show has one Villain Protagonist and the Bounty Hunters" and "Tale of X-9". In "Aku's Fairy Tales", Jack did not appear in person at all, with Aku being the main character.
* Cartman from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. He either serves as TheDragon for an even greater evil, or IS the BigBad in most episodes. Occasionally though, he functions as a NominalHero.
one traditional hero.



* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' started out as a diabolical Villain Protagonist (he still has his moments, but it's more general ComedicSociopathy).
* Both {{WesternAnimation/Tom and Jerry}} can alternate between this role in [[DependingOnTheWriter any given theatrical short]], a fact ''especially'' glaring if the former ends up being a DesignatedVillain and the latter turns into a DesignatedHero.
* Resident Alien Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. He started out as a sympathetic, vaguely hedonistic alien, but over time he has established himself as a volatile, dangerous sociopath.
* Zordrak and the Urpneys of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' usually act this, in that each episode starts and ends from their perspective and we generally spend more time following them than the heroes. DependingOnTheWriter however, SympatheticPOV is sometimes given to the actual heroes.

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* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' started out as The titular ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''. Though calling them [[HarmlessVillain evil would be a diabolical Villain Protagonist (he still has his moments, but it's more general ComedicSociopathy).
* Both {{WesternAnimation/Tom and Jerry}} can alternate between this role in [[DependingOnTheWriter any given theatrical short]], a fact ''especially'' glaring if the former ends up being a DesignatedVillain and the latter turns into a DesignatedHero.
* Resident Alien Roger from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. He started out as a sympathetic, vaguely hedonistic alien, but over time he has established himself as a volatile, dangerous sociopath.
* Zordrak and the Urpneys
bit of ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' usually act this, in that each episode starts and ends from their perspective and we a misnomer.]]
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** While WesternAnimation/BugsBunny was
generally spend a sympathetic character, there have been several episodes where he became a straight up villain. Examples of this include ''WesternAnimation/ElmersCandidCamera'' (he picks on Elmer unprovoked), "Elmer's Pet Rabbit" (where he heckles Elmer for no justifiable reason),(which admittedly are with Bugs Bunny prototype Happy Rabbit so they may not count), "Tortoise Beats Hare" and its follow ups "Tortoise Wins by a Hare" and "Rabbit Transit" (where Bugs is portrayed as an egomaniac who's willing to harm and cheat just to beat a turtle), "Wabbit Twouble" (again, picking on Elmer unprovoked), "The Wacky Wabbit (picking on an unprovoked Elmer again), "Buckaroo Bugs" (where he's a flat out thief and bully), and "Rebel Rabbit" (where he wreaks havoc on the US solely because the bounty for rabbits was so low, doing atrocities like filling up the grand canyon and ''sawing Florida off the mainland'', breaking into congress during session and physically assaulting a senator, and by the end of the short gets so out of control that the '''military''' is called in to bring him down).
** WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck also had several bouts of this trope, such as "Daffy Duck in Hollywood" (where he causes trouble in a Hollywood studio for the heck of it) and "Boobs in the Woods" (where he heckles WesternAnimation/PorkyPig for the sake of causing trouble). This only intensified during his later meaner years where he evolved into a genuine villain, albeit still often with the primary spotlight (see above).
** "WesternAnimation/HoneysMoney" is the only Yosemite Sam short where Sam is the star, rather than playing antagonist to Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck.
* Clay Puppington is this in the third season of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', which focuses
more time following them on him than the heroes. DependingOnTheWriter however, SympatheticPOV other two seasons. Several episodes showcase his VillainousBreakdown.
* The TitleCharacter of ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy''
is sometimes given to a satanic dog who kills and tortures many people and has a number of human slaves. Since he still saves the actual heroes.day a number of times, he can be considered a mix of this and NominalHero.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' completely redid the series as ''Joker: The Vile and the Villainous''. The storyline was adapted from an issue of the seventies ''Joker'' comic.
* Clay Puppington is this in the third season of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', which focuses more on him than the other two seasons. Several episodes showcase his VillainousBreakdown.
* The antagonists of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' range anywhere from {{Harmless Villain}}s to {{Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant}}s. Master Shake, however, is ''disgustingly'' heinous and completely unrepentant with every last action, his ability to [[LackOfEmpathy repel empathy]] outweighed only by his ability to attract [[LaserGuidedKarma poetic justice]].
* Dan of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'', is short-tempered, paranoid, and violent, and each episode is about him seeking revenge for some slight, real or imagined.
* Hector Con Carne is the CardCarryingVillain Protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''. (Just [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain not a very good one.]])
* The TitleCharacter of ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' is a satanic dog who kills and tortures many people and has a number of human slaves. Since he still saves the day a number of times, he can be considered a mix of this and NominalHero.

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* Brain and Pinky of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain''. One episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' completely redid is a [[DiabolicalMastermind genius]], the series as ''Joker: The Vile and the Villainous''. The storyline was adapted from an issue of the seventies ''Joker'' comic.
other's [[TheDragon insane!]] They're laboratory mice, their genes have been spliced!
* Clay Puppington is this in the third season of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', which focuses more on him than the other two seasons. Several episodes showcase his VillainousBreakdown.
* The antagonists
of ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' range anywhere from {{Harmless Villain}}s to {{Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant}}s. Master Shake, however, is ''disgustingly'' heinous and completely unrepentant ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' used this trope, with every last action, his ability to [[LackOfEmpathy repel empathy]] outweighed only by his ability to attract [[LaserGuidedKarma poetic justice]].
* Dan of ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'', is short-tempered, paranoid, and violent, and each
the episode is about him seeking revenge focusing solely on the villain, and Jack having little - or no - role in the actual story, making only a cameo appearance. Notable examples are "The Princess and the Bounty Hunters" and "Tale of X-9". In "Aku's Fairy Tales", Jack did not appear in person at all, with Aku being the main character.
* Cartman from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. He either serves as TheDragon
for some slight, real an even greater evil, or imagined.
* Hector Con Carne is
IS the CardCarryingVillain Protagonist of ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''. (Just [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain not BigBad in most episodes. Occasionally though, he functions as a very good one.]])
NominalHero.
* The TitleCharacter of ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' is a satanic dog who kills Both {{WesternAnimation/Tom and tortures many people and has a number of human slaves. Since he still saves the day a number of times, he Jerry}} can be considered a mix of alternate between this role in [[DependingOnTheWriter any given theatrical short]], a fact ''especially'' glaring if the former ends up being a DesignatedVillain and NominalHero.the latter turns into a DesignatedHero.



* In a similar vein to Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck above, Gumball Watterson of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' sometimes crosses the line from JerkWithAHeartOfGold to what can only be described as "dangerous psychopath PlayedForLaughs": In "The Saint" he spends the entire episode harassing Alan, making all his friends and his girlfriend hate him, and ''sells his parents into slavery'' just because [[TallPoppySyndrome it annoys him that Alan is so perfect]]. In "The Spoiler" he goes crazy trying to avoid hearing any spoilers about a movie he's going to watch, even knocking someone out with a shovel and eating another student alive. In "The Laziest", he and Darwin deliberately ruin Lazy Larry's life just so that he'll help them win a bet.
* Captain Hero from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is a psychotic murder-rapist who wiped out the entire rest of his species out of spite. The entire cast qualifies for this, really, with the [[TokenGoodTeammate exceptions]] of Xandir, Foxxy, and [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] Wooldoor.
* The titular ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''. Though calling them [[HarmlessVillain evil would be a bit of a misnomer.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Bender is a greedy and amoral criminal who constantly lies, cheats, and steals from everyone. Although Bender really does like his best friend Fry, he is not above swindling him as well.
** Also, to a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth, a MadScientist who knowingly places his employees in dangerous situations all the time. He also keeps an unused arsenal of {{Doomsday Device}}s with him.
* In a vein similar to TalesFromTheCrypt many episodes (but not all) of WesternAnimation/GrizzlyTalesForGruesomeKids center on horrible people, children specifically.
* ''WesternAnimation/GolanTheInsatiable''. The title character is a demigod from another dimension who has no problems with killing anyone and causing mayhem, but he's also a LargeHam who still wets the bed and tries to hang out with high schoolers and become homecoming king by pretending to be a teenager. The show's other main character, Dylan, is a young goth-looking girl who also finds joy in pain and misery, but also thinks turtles are cute, finds a [[ItMakesSenseInContext molted Golan to be adorable]], and deep down just wants her mom to be proud of her (though she doesn't like to admit it).
* ''WackyRaces'' designated villain Dick Dastardly became this when [[DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines he got his own show a year later]]. Always noted as being devious and despicable but saddled with three charges who rank from inept to chronic backstabber, Dastardly would often wonder (in one episode) "what's a nice guy like me doing in a cooped-up outfit like this?"

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* In a similar vein to Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck above, Gumball Watterson of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' sometimes crosses the line from JerkWithAHeartOfGold to what can only be described as "dangerous psychopath PlayedForLaughs": In "The Saint" he spends the entire episode harassing Alan, making all his friends and his girlfriend hate him, and ''sells his parents into slavery'' just because [[TallPoppySyndrome it annoys him that Alan is so perfect]]. In "The Spoiler" he goes crazy trying to avoid hearing any spoilers about a movie he's going to watch, even knocking someone out with a shovel and eating another student alive. In "The Laziest", he and Darwin deliberately ruin Lazy Larry's life just so that he'll help them win a bet.
* Captain Hero from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is a psychotic murder-rapist who wiped out the entire rest of his species out of spite. The entire cast qualifies for this, really, with the [[TokenGoodTeammate exceptions]] of Xandir, Foxxy, and [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] Wooldoor.
* The titular ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''. Though calling them [[HarmlessVillain evil would be a bit of a misnomer.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Bender is a greedy and amoral criminal who constantly lies, cheats, and steals from everyone. Although Bender really does like his best friend Fry, he is not above swindling him as well.
** Also, to a lesser extent, Professor Farnsworth, a MadScientist who knowingly places his employees in dangerous situations all the time. He also keeps an unused arsenal of {{Doomsday Device}}s with him.
* In a vein similar to TalesFromTheCrypt many episodes (but not all) of WesternAnimation/GrizzlyTalesForGruesomeKids center on horrible people, children specifically.
* ''WesternAnimation/GolanTheInsatiable''. The title character is a demigod from another dimension who has no problems with killing anyone and causing mayhem, but he's also a LargeHam who still wets the bed and tries to hang out with high schoolers and become homecoming king by pretending to be a teenager. The show's other main character, Dylan, is a young goth-looking girl who also finds joy in pain and misery, but also thinks turtles are cute, finds a [[ItMakesSenseInContext molted Golan to be adorable]], and deep down just wants her mom to be proud of her (though she doesn't like to admit it).
* ''WackyRaces''
''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' designated villain Dick Dastardly became this when [[DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines he got his own show a year later]]. Always noted as being devious and despicable but saddled with three charges who rank from inept to chronic backstabber, Dastardly would often wonder (in one episode) "what's a nice guy like me doing in a cooped-up outfit like this?"this?"
* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker went in and out of being this and an AntiHero in the original cartoons. Sometimes, he just goes about breaking the rules or causing trouble for the mere thrill of it or just out of ignorance, and is clearly shown to be a selfish glutton who will mow down or manipulate anyone who gets in the way of his food. On the other hand, he did occasionally star in a sympathetic light (i.e. "The Hollywood Matador") and by the late 40's his AntiHero traits were played up more by director Dick Lundy, especially when Buzz Buzzard entered the series. By the 50's, Woody veered between being a straight up hero, a villain and an anti-hero, and by the mid-50's both of the former traits were dropped altogether in favor of making Woody a straight up hero character.
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