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30th Jan '16 12:48:01 AM Tehrannotaur
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The tendency of relatively calm and composed villains to lose their cool over the course of the story. Usually happens to arrogant [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]]-type villains (especially if said villain is a SmugSnake), as control of the situation slips from his or her grasp and things come up that they [[DidntSeeThatComing Didn't See Coming]]. Most notable when it happens towards the end of the story to show how pathetic the BigBad is when things are not going exactly as planned ("ThisCannotBe"). Especially apparent if they previously had CreepyMonotone or DissonantSerenity, and [[MoodWhiplash suddenly]] start ChewingTheScenery (when they do this because their plan is ''succeeding'', it's more of a case of DrunkOnTheDarkSide).
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The tendency of relatively calm and composed villains to lose their cool over the course of the story. Usually happens to arrogant [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]]-type villains (especially if said villain is a SmugSnake), as control of the situation slips from his or her grasp and things come up that they [[DidntSeeThatComing Didn't See Coming]]. Most notable when it happens towards the end of the story to show how pathetic the BigBad is when things are not going exactly as planned ("ThisCannotBe"). Especially apparent if they previously had CreepyMonotone or DissonantSerenity, and [[MoodWhiplash suddenly]] start ChewingTheScenery (when they do this because their plan is ''succeeding'', it's more of a case of DrunkOnTheDarkSide). DrunkOnTheDarkSide). This also happens to {{Dirty Coward}}s as well.
20th Oct '15 11:44:17 AM Scorpion451
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Similar to OhCrap, though the difference lies in that OhCrap moments involve a single moment where the character finds that they are screwed, while Villainous Breakdowns have them see it coming from miles away. The good-guy counterpart is the HeroicBSOD.
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Similar to OhCrap, though the difference lies in that OhCrap moments involve a single moment where the character finds that they are screwed, while Villainous Breakdowns have them see it coming from miles away. The good-guy counterpart is the HeroicBSOD. HeroicSafeMode.

Compare VillainousBSOD.
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Compare Supertrope to VillainousBSOD.
28th Sep '15 5:31:00 PM renlynn
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Added DiffLines:
* VillainousBreakdown/VisualNovels
13th Feb '15 8:40:30 AM AsForMyHandle
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'''Stansfield:''' '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTsuvykUZk EVE-RY-ONE!!!]]''''' -->-- ''Film/TheProfessional''
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'''Stansfield:''' '''''[[http://www.'''''EVERYONE!!!''''' -->-- ''Film/TheProfessional'', seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTsuvykUZk EVE-RY-ONE!!!]]''''' -->-- ''Film/TheProfessional'' here]].
17th Jul '14 1:54:34 PM rodneyAnonymous
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punctuation correction
'''Benny:''' What do you mean "everyone?"\\
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'''Benny:''' What do you mean "everyone?"\\"everyone"?\\
26th Jun '14 1:15:36 PM Galacton
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For {{Anti Villain}}s, or ones with a FreudianExcuse, a breakdown can either play CryForTheDevil (if their breakdown is pathetic) or cement them on the far side of the MoralEventHorizon (if they went JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope during their breakdown). This is not the case for all villains, as some can manage to never have this breakdown, which can be played in two ways. Firstly, the villain is a VillainSue who gets a KarmaHoudini and [[TheBadGuyWins never suffers a loss]]; secondly, played more for horror, [[GracefulLoser the villain manages to keep his cool even as he's losing]], making him/her seem more horrifying and intimidating to the heroes.
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For {{Anti Villain}}s, or ones with a FreudianExcuse, a breakdown can either play CryForTheDevil (if their breakdown is pathetic) or cement them on the far side of the MoralEventHorizon (if they went JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope during their breakdown). This breakdown). A subversion of this trope is not the case for all villains, as some can manage to never GracefulLoser. Heroes have this breakdown, which can be played in two ways. Firstly, the villain is a VillainSue who gets a KarmaHoudini and [[TheBadGuyWins never suffers a loss]]; secondly, played more for horror, [[GracefulLoser the villain manages been known to keep his cool even as he's losing]], suffer [[HeroicBSOD similar]] [[FreakOut breakdowns]], though (unless they are making him/her seem more horrifying and intimidating a LastStand) they are much less likely to the heroes. die during one.
18th Jun '14 6:26:24 AM Willbyr
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24th May '14 6:30:36 AM Willbyr
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23rd May '14 4:19:10 PM eroock
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23rd May '14 4:05:57 PM FastEddie
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