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24th Jul '17 7:59:00 AM gb00393
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* Most of the Lannisters from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fall somewhere between this and FauxAffablyEvil. This being a world with a DeadlyDecadentCourt, it's not surprising.

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* Most of the massively rich, upper-class Lannisters from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fall somewhere between this and FauxAffablyEvil. This being a world with a DeadlyDecadentCourt, it's not surprising.



** We first meet Tywin Lannister admonishing his son Jamie for his misinterpretation of the philosophical concepts of family honour... as he is [[RuleOfSymbolism skinning a stag]].

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** We first meet the patriarch Tywin Lannister admonishing his son Jamie for his misinterpretation of the philosophical concepts of family honour... as he is [[RuleOfSymbolism skinning a stag]]. Tywin is also very well-read, particularly when it comes to history.
22nd Jul '17 5:46:05 PM ZarbiNerada
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* ''VideoGame/MystIVRevelation'': [[spoiler:Sirrus is a chess player (albeit a patzer), and a brilliant engineer. Who plans to commit GrandTheftMe on his sister through sorcery.]]
18th Jul '17 5:16:12 PM merotoker
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* Griffith from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''

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* Adolf K. Weissman from ''Anime/{{K}}'', wears fancy-looking clothes and waltzes with an inanimate woman wearing a fox mask. The few glimpses we get of him suggest he is quite unhinged and malevolent. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]- he's actually the hero and BigGood - when he was acting crazy, it's because he was [[BodySnatcher Possessed]]. When his memories return, he still has the [[SharpDressedMan nice suits]], he can still waltz, and of course, the [[AGlassOfChianti elegant wine]] moment in beginning of episode 12 was from before he got body-snatched.]]

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* Adolf K. Weissman from ''Anime/{{K}}'', wears fancy-looking clothes and waltzes with an inanimate woman wearing a fox mask. The few glimpses we get of him suggest he is quite unhinged and malevolent. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]- {{Subverted|Trope}}- he's actually the hero and BigGood - when he was acting crazy, it's because he was [[BodySnatcher Possessed]]. When his memories return, he still has the [[SharpDressedMan nice suits]], he can still waltz, and of course, the [[AGlassOfChianti elegant wine]] moment in beginning of episode 12 was from before he got body-snatched.]]



* Frieza uses very polite, eloquent language rather than the more tough-talking style of most of the other villains in both the original Japanese version of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and in the dubbed version of ''Anime/DragonBallKai''. He also view most problems and situations in an intellectual and sophisticated manner and in one scene he can be seen even drinking wine.

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* Frieza uses very polite, eloquent language rather than the more tough-talking style of most of the other villains in both the original Japanese version of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and in the dubbed version of ''Anime/DragonBallKai''. He also view views most problems and situations in an intellectual and sophisticated manner and in one scene he can even be seen even drinking wine.



* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': Doctor Doom had five Rembrandts. Then he had one burned because he didn't like it.

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* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom had five Rembrandts. Then he had one burned because he didn't like it.



* The Penguin, one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s major villains is usually portrayed as being this. As are Ra's al Ghul and the Scarecrow.

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* The Penguin, one of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s major villains is usually portrayed as being this. As are Ra's al Ghul ComicBook/RasAlGhul and the Scarecrow.



* Callidus Dominus from the Cynical Classicist [[Series/DoctorWho "Doctor Who"]] fanfic series. In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10630391/1/Devotee-of-Augustus Devotee of Augustus]] he shows a liking for speaking Latin and Wagner's Operas.

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* Callidus Dominus from the Cynical Classicist [[Series/DoctorWho "Doctor Who"]] ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic series. In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10630391/1/Devotee-of-Augustus Devotee of Augustus]] he shows a liking for speaking Latin and Wagner's Operas.



* In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', The Penguin character was {{deconstruct|ion}}ed from this: he's portrayed as the grotesquely inbred sire of a wealthy family who dumped him in the river and left him for dead when he was still a baby. Although obviously intelligent and certainly no stranger to fine clothes, this version of the Penguin is quite vulgar, with thuggish manners and distasteful sexual appetites. The character is also portrayed in this manner in the ''Arkham City'' video game. He clearly ''thinks'' he's Wicked Cultured though.

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* In ''Film/BatmanReturns'', The Penguin character was {{deconstruct|ion}}ed from this: he's portrayed as the grotesquely inbred sire of a wealthy family who dumped him in the river and left him for dead when he was still a baby. Although obviously intelligent and certainly no stranger to fine clothes, this version of the Penguin is quite vulgar, with thuggish manners and distasteful sexual appetites. The character is also portrayed in this manner in the ''Arkham City'' ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'' video game. He clearly ''thinks'' he's Wicked Cultured though.



* The ''Film/XMen'' films:

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* ''Film/TheGodfather.''

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* Sardo Numspa in ''Film/TheGoldenChild''.
* Evil in ''Film/TimeBandits'', who is sort of like Satan.
* Roman Castevet in ''Film/RosemarysBaby''.

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* %%* Sardo Numspa in ''Film/TheGoldenChild''.
* %%* Evil in ''Film/TimeBandits'', who is sort of like Satan.
* %%* Roman Castevet in ''Film/RosemarysBaby''.



* Klytus from the 1980 ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' manages this by speaking in the arch, refined tones of Peter Wyngarde, and holding a hankerchief to his face during an execution.

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* Klytus from the 1980 ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' manages this by speaking in the arch, refined tones of Peter Wyngarde, and holding a hankerchief handkerchief to his face during an execution.



* ''Literature/LeftBehind'' seems to be aiming for this with Nicholae Carpathia.

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* %%* ''Literature/LeftBehind'' seems to be aiming for this with Nicholae Carpathia.



* In Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/{{Swellhead}}'', part of the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' series, there's a heavy subversion; the villain is massively intelligent and knows everything, but a) his cultural leanings are decidedly cheesy (he likes Burt Bacharach, and has muzak versions of MOR songs playing in his ElaborateUndergroundBase) and b) he is actually ''defeated'' by his lack of knowledge of the younger generation's pop culture. Not "as a consequence of"; By. [[spoiler:After failing to name the singer who had a hit with "I Should Be So Lucky", his head explodes. Or, if you prefer, goes [[StealthPun pop]].]]
* O'Brien from George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.

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* In Creator/KimNewman's ''Literature/{{Swellhead}}'', part of the ''Literature/DiogenesClub'' series, there's a heavy subversion; the villain is massively intelligent and knows everything, but a) his cultural leanings are decidedly cheesy (he likes Burt Bacharach, and has muzak versions of MOR songs playing in his ElaborateUndergroundBase) and b) he is actually ''defeated'' by his lack of knowledge of the younger generation's pop culture. Not "as a consequence of"; By. [[spoiler:After failing to name the singer who had a hit with "I Should Be So Lucky", his head explodes. Or, if you prefer, goes [[StealthPun pop]].]]
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O'Brien from George Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.



* Jonathan from ''Roleplay/AdvanceWarsEternalWar'' fits this trope perfectly.

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* %%* Jonathan from ''Roleplay/AdvanceWarsEternalWar'' fits this trope perfectly.



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', both Lionel and Lex Luthor are examples of this.

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* %%* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', both Lionel and Lex Luthor are examples of this.



* Quite a few of the bad guys on the various ''Series/LawAndOrder'' series.

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* Series/{{Dexter}}.

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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', several characters are trapped in a malfunctioning holodeck, surrounded by holographic gangsters from [[TheCaptain Picard's]] noir holonovel. The man in charge of gangsters (a LawyerFriendlyCameo [[TheMalteseFalcon Kasper Gutman]]) is well-dressed and well-spoken. Crusher gets sick of it and asks why he insists on treating them well before shooting them. He replies that without civility, we may as well be animals.

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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', several characters are trapped in a malfunctioning holodeck, surrounded by holographic gangsters from [[TheCaptain Picard's]] noir holonovel. The man in charge of gangsters (a LawyerFriendlyCameo [[TheMalteseFalcon [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Kasper Gutman]]) is well-dressed and well-spoken. Crusher gets sick of it and asks why he insists on treating them well before shooting them. He replies that without civility, we may as well be animals.



* Xavier St. Cloud in ''Series/{{Highlander}}''. And Consone.

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* %%* Xavier St. Cloud in ''Series/{{Highlander}}''. And Consone.



* The Originals in ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries''.
* Chuck and Blair from ''Literature/GossipGirl''.

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* %%* The Originals in ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries''.
* %%* Chuck and Blair from ''Literature/GossipGirl''.



* The eponymous character from ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''.

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* %%* The eponymous character from ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''.



* Mr. X from ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''.

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* %%* Mr. X from ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''.



* De Killer from ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.
** [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] from ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''.
** And before either of them, [[ThePerfectionist Manfred von Karma]].
* Leon Powalski from ''VideoGame/StarFox'' is a mix of both this and AxCrazy.

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* %%* De Killer from ''Franchise/AceAttorney''.
** %%** [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] from ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''.
** %%** And before either of them, [[ThePerfectionist Manfred von Karma]].
* %%* Leon Powalski from ''VideoGame/StarFox'' is a mix of both this and AxCrazy.



* Mordecai Heller from ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' can be considered this.

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* %%* Mordecai Heller from ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' can be considered this.



* Matska Belmonde of WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries is an elegant, sophisticated vampire who prefers to never be more than a four-hour flight from Paris if she can help it.

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* Matska Belmonde of WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries ''WebVideo/CarmillaTheSeries'' is an elegant, sophisticated vampire who prefers to never be more than a four-hour flight from Paris if she can help it.



* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', Embries and The Man both qualify. The former has a gloriously-decorated office and snazzy attire, a [[{{Pun}} silver tongue]], and a tea set of which he is very fond. He is also an ancient dragon with a [[IAmAHumanitarian taste for human flesh]]. The Man is a demon who [[PoweredByAForsakenChild devours the hearts of virgins]] monthly to sustain himself and impregnated and abandoned the main character's mother twice. He wears a snazzy pinstriped suit and waxes philosophic (sometimes in High Draconic) when speaking with his daughter, however, and like Embries is a master of seduction.

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* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', Embries and The Man both qualify. The former has a gloriously-decorated office and snazzy attire, a [[{{Pun}} silver tongue]], and a tea set of which he is very fond. He is also an ancient dragon with a [[IAmAHumanitarian [[ImAHumanitarian taste for human flesh]]. The Man is a demon who [[PoweredByAForsakenChild devours the hearts of virgins]] monthly to sustain himself and impregnated and abandoned the main character's mother twice. He wears a snazzy pinstriped suit and waxes philosophic (sometimes in High Draconic) when speaking with his daughter, however, and like Embries is a master of seduction.



* David Xanatos from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.

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* David Xanatos from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. As a billionaire, he enjoys the finer things in life, such as living in an authentic Scottish castle.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Stewie, some of the time.
** Daggermouth, an animatronic robot catfish (and later from a ShowWithinAShow) is portrayed as one as well.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** %%** Stewie, some of the time.
** %%** Daggermouth, an animatronic robot catfish (and later from a ShowWithinAShow) is portrayed as one as well.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has Senor Senior Senior and Falsetto Jones.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has Senor Senior Senior and Falsetto Jones.



* Chase Young from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.

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* %%* Chase Young from ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.



* Dr. Morocco from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots''.

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* %%* Dr. Morocco from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots''.



* Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' as most versions of Hook, is incredibly cultured and voiced by TimCurry.

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* Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' as most versions of Hook, is incredibly cultured and voiced by TimCurry.Creator/TimCurry.
10th Jun '17 1:33:30 PM nombretomado
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* Both Dr. Diabolik and his daughter Jadis, in the WhateleyUniverse. Jadis Diabolik is only a high school sophomore, and already feared throughout [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. She quotes Shakespeare and Yeats, and knows who is the finest butcher in all of New York City. However, do not make her mad at you.

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* Both Dr. Diabolik and his daughter Jadis, in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Jadis Diabolik is only a high school sophomore, and already feared throughout [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]]. She quotes Shakespeare and Yeats, and knows who is the finest butcher in all of New York City. However, do not make her mad at you.
5th Jun '17 7:15:11 AM erforce
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* Creator/ChristopherLee as Lord Summerisle in ''Film/TheWickerMan''. He plays the piano, lives in a castle, sings folk songs, is the go-to guy on local history, wears nice suits...

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* Creator/ChristopherLee as Lord Summerisle in ''Film/TheWickerMan''.''Film/TheWickerMan1973''. He plays the piano, lives in a castle, sings folk songs, is the go-to guy on local history, wears nice suits...



* Phillip Vandamm in ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.

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* %%* Phillip Vandamm in ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.
8th May '17 5:44:03 PM Prinzenick
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* Subverted with the [[BigBadWannabe Professor]] from the WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat cartoons. He ''pretends'' that he's going out to the opera while Felix is babysitting his nephew Poindexter, but Felix sees right through it and knows that he's really going to watch a wrestling match.

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* Subverted [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] for laughs with the [[BigBadWannabe Professor]] from the WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat cartoons. He ''pretends'' that he's going out to the opera while Felix is babysitting his nephew Poindexter, but Felix sees right through it and knows that he's really going to watch a wrestling match.
8th May '17 5:43:32 PM Prinzenick
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* Subverted with the [[BigBadWannabe Professor]] from the WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat cartoons. He ''pretends'' that he's going out to the opera while Felix is babysitting his nephew Poindexter, but Felix sees right through it and knows that he's really going to watch a wrestling match.
3rd May '17 4:45:54 AM Zeiram1990
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* Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was well-versed in her nation's military history. She was very eloquent, manipulative and recognized the weaknesses of her foes with ease. It is possible that she outmatched even her father in terms of strategic skills, since the Firelord relied very much on his counselors.
29th Apr '17 12:19:41 AM DesignatedNPC
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* Relius Clover in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' while being utterly ruthless, conducts himself with extreme suave style, dresses very well, his hobby is watching opera shows, and the things he dislikes are just 'disorganized book shelves'. He doesn't use crude language while showing off just how deprived evil he is, as opposed to [[{{Troll}} Hazama]].

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* Relius Clover in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', while being utterly ruthless, conducts himself with extreme suave style, dresses very well, his hobby is watching enjoys opera shows, as a hobby, and the things he dislikes are just 'disorganized book shelves'. He doesn't use crude language while showing to show off just how deprived depraved and evil he is, as opposed to in contrast with [[{{Troll}} Hazama]].
16th Apr '17 3:07:17 PM nombretomado
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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' SpaceWolf novel ''Wolfblade'', when Torin fills Ragnor in on the ambitions and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder conflicts]] of the Naviagator Houses, he observes of one particularly ambitious and ruthless one:

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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' SpaceWolf Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Wolfblade'', when Torin fills Ragnor in on the ambitions and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder conflicts]] of the Naviagator Houses, he observes of one particularly ambitious and ruthless one:
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