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12th Feb '18 4:32:25 PM Angeldeb82
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It's a rare and lucky EvilOverlord who manages to get TheEmpire nice and entrenched, perhaps even managing to TakeOverTheWorld. And when they do, life probably seems pretty good, what with being master of all they [[StealthPun survey]]. There's just one little problem they sometimes face. (Well, two, if you count those pesky heroes, but they'll be dealt with soon enough.) Everyone hates them.

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It's a rare and lucky EvilOverlord who manages to get TheEmpire nice and entrenched, perhaps even managing to TakeOverTheWorld. And when they do, life probably seems pretty good, what with being master of all they [[StealthPun survey]].{{s|tealthPun}}urvey. There's just one little problem they sometimes face. (Well, two, if you count those pesky heroes, but they'll be dealt with soon enough.) Everyone hates them.



* [[{{Satan}} The Devil]] fits this to a tee in ''VideoGame/{Cuphead}}''. All of the residents of the Inkwell Isles hate the Devil due to many of them being in debt to him to the point where many of the residents refuse to hand their Soul Contracts over to him. [[spoiler:Once [[KidHeroes Cuphead and Mugman]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat him]], the residents celebrate being free of the Devil's debt to them.]]

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* [[{{Satan}} The Devil]] fits this to a tee in ''VideoGame/{Cuphead}}''.''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}''. All of the residents of the Inkwell Isles hate the Devil due to many of them being in debt to him to the point where many of the residents refuse to hand their Soul Contracts over to him. [[spoiler:Once [[KidHeroes Cuphead and Mugman]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat him]], the residents celebrate being free of the Devil's debt to them.]]
12th Feb '18 4:30:56 PM Angeldeb82
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One almost has to pity the EvilOverlord who faces this. Sure, it's expected that a few foolhardy souls would form some sort of [[LaResistance heroic rebellion]], but it must ''hurt'' that, with the exception of the EvilMinions working directly for them (or, in extreme cases, [[EspeciallyZoidberg especially]] [[TheStarscream the evil minions working directly for them]]), '''every single human being or other sentient creature''' in their dominion hates their guts and yearns for the day they're overthrown. The only consolation they've got is that most of the populace are willing to keep their heads down and hope to stay out of trouble. But it's a sure bet that even those people still grumble, and those damn rebels can be pretty confident of getting quiet assistance from just about anyone they meet.

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One almost has to pity the EvilOverlord who faces this. Sure, it's expected that a few foolhardy souls would form some sort of [[LaResistance heroic rebellion]], but it must ''hurt'' that, with the exception of the EvilMinions working directly for them (or, in extreme cases, [[EspeciallyZoidberg especially]] {{especially|Zoidberg}} [[TheStarscream the evil minions working directly for them]]), '''every single human being or other sentient creature''' in their dominion hates their guts and yearns for the day they're overthrown. The only consolation they've got is that most of the populace are willing to keep their heads down and hope to stay out of trouble. But it's a sure bet that even those people still grumble, and those damn rebels can be pretty confident of getting quiet assistance from just about anyone they meet.



Of course, if a Zero Percent Approval Rating ''really'' bothers you, there's always the option of [[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]], or singling out a couple of people and turn them into LesCollaborateurs. The EvilOverlord who wants to work at it can try BreadAndCircuses.

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Of course, if a Zero Percent 0% Approval Rating ''really'' bothers you, there's always the option of [[{{Brainwashed}} Brainwashing]], {{Brainwash|ed}}ing, or singling out a couple of people and turn them into LesCollaborateurs. The EvilOverlord who wants to work at it can try BreadAndCircuses.



** The conflict's outbreak actually traces all the way back to the election of U.S. President David Jefferson Adams, whose first term as president saw the rapid rise of civil unrest and domestic terrorism within the United States as a result of his unpopular policies, some of which bore signs of an increasingly totalitarian regime. The final straw was when he managed to get the Supreme Court to rule that any opponents to him in reelection was unconstitutional His ultimate assassination at the hands of who initially appeared to be domestic terrorists results in the war's outbreak. [[spoiler: Russia propped him up and then ulimately nuke Washington DC so they could be the only World Power. ]]

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** The conflict's outbreak actually traces all the way back to the election of U.S. President David Jefferson Adams, whose first term as president saw the rapid rise of civil unrest and domestic terrorism within the United States as a result of his unpopular policies, some of which bore signs of an increasingly totalitarian regime. The final straw was when he managed to get the Supreme Court to rule that any opponents to him in reelection was unconstitutional His ultimate assassination at the hands of who initially appeared to be domestic terrorists results in the war's outbreak. [[spoiler: Russia propped him up and then ulimately nuke Washington DC so they could be the only World Power. ]]



* Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. When Vayne takes over as regent of the newly defeated Dalmasca, everyone expects to hate him, but he gives an impassioned speech and many members of Dalmasca begin to grudgingly respect him. At least, for a while.

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* Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. When Vayne takes over as regent of the newly defeated Dalmasca, everyone expects to hate him, but he gives an impassioned speech and many members of Dalmasca begin to grudgingly respect him. At least, for a while.



* In the ''VideoGame/{{ShinMegamiTensei}}'' series, YHVH tends to have this by the end of most games he personally shows up in. While it goes without saying why the fallen angels would dislike him, the angels tend to also due to him prioritizing his own glory over the creation of a world of peace. So they generally play along with him until a chance to off him appears or until it becomes too apparent that he's only holding back the goals of the side.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{ShinMegamiTensei}}'' ''VideoGame/{hinMegamiTensei'' series, YHVH tends to have this by the end of most games he personally shows up in. While it goes without saying why the fallen angels would dislike him, the angels tend to also due to him prioritizing his own glory over the creation of a world of peace. So they generally play along with him until a chance to off him appears or until it becomes too apparent that he's only holding back the goals of the side.



** {{Superman}} has become a universally-hated tyrant in an AlternateUniverse of the DCU, brutally putting down any opposition and killing anybody who dares question him. While most of the other heroes initially support [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans his methods]], even they eventually see that [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he has become no better than his enemies]].

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** {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} has become a universally-hated tyrant in an AlternateUniverse of the DCU, brutally putting down any opposition and killing anybody who dares question him. While most of the other heroes initially support [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans his methods]], even they eventually see that [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he has become no better than his enemies]].



* In the VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}} games, [[MadScientist Deathshead]] is utterly despised and feared by everybody in the game series, even by other nazis and in The New Order, he is shown to cruelly mutilate those who cross him often turning them into robotic monstrosities against their will. After his demise, very few characters mourned his death in The New Colossus and he was seldom mentioned. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Its almost as if the villains were thanking B.J. for killing him.]]
** Also, in ''The New Order'', the entire world hates the Nazi Regime because of how oppressive, genocidal, and cruel they are. However, most people are too afraid to stand up to them and even some individuals have either gone rogue or defected from them. Predictably, once B.J. kills [[BigBadWannabe Frau Engel]] on live TV, millions of angry American citizens, having suffered under Nazi tyranny for most of the game, proceed to give the remaining [[AssholeVictim nazis]] [[KarmicDeath a well deserved beatdown.]]

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* In the VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}} games, [[MadScientist Deathshead]] is utterly despised and feared by everybody in the game series, even by other nazis and in The New Order, he is shown to cruelly mutilate those who cross him often turning them into robotic monstrosities against their will. After his demise, very few characters mourned his death in The New Colossus and he was seldom mentioned. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Its It's almost as if the villains were thanking B.J. for killing him.]]
** Also, in ''The New Order'', the entire world hates the Nazi Regime because of how oppressive, genocidal, and cruel they are. However, most people are too afraid to stand up to them and even some individuals have either gone rogue or defected from them. Predictably, once B.J. kills [[BigBadWannabe Frau Engel]] on live TV, millions of angry American citizens, having suffered under Nazi tyranny for most of the game, proceed to give the remaining [[AssholeVictim nazis]] Nazis]] [[KarmicDeath a well deserved beatdown.]]
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* [[{{Satan}} The Devil]] fits this to a tee in ''VideoGame/{Cuphead}}''. All of the residents of the Inkwell Isles hate the Devil due to many of them being in debt to him to the point where many of the residents refuse to hand their Soul Contracts over to him. [[spoiler:Once [[KidHeroes Cuphead and Mugman]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat him]], the residents celebrate being free of the Devil's debt to them.]]
3rd Feb '18 9:58:40 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Acnologia, [[TheDreaded the Black Dragon of the Apocalypse]]. ''Nobody'' likes him, which is just fine fo him, because he HatesEveryoneEqually to the point that he rampages around destroying homes and buildings and killing people for fun. In fact, [[spoiler:one of the main reason why Zeref wants Fairy Heart is to take Acnologia down. If that had been his ''only'' goal, there is a very good chance that Fairy Tail would've aided him as they want him gone too. Unfortunately, Zeref also wants to destroy humanity, nixing any hope of an EnemyMine]].

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Acnologia, [[TheDreaded the Black Dragon of the Apocalypse]]. ''Nobody'' likes him, which is just fine fo him, because he HatesEveryoneEqually to the point that he rampages around destroying homes and buildings and killing people for fun. In [[spoiler:In fact, [[spoiler:one one of the main reason why Zeref wants Fairy Heart is to take Acnologia down. If that had been his ''only'' goal, there is a very good chance that Fairy Tail would've aided him as they want him gone too. Unfortunately, Zeref also wants to destroy humanity, nixing any hope of an EnemyMine]].
3rd Feb '18 9:57:28 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': In the kingdom of Dressrosa, the former king Riku Dold III is absolutely despised by his people. This grudge is so strong, [[SinsOfOurFathers it extends to the entire royal family]], particularly his granddaughter Rebecca. [[spoiler:This completely changed when Riku's name was cleared during the Bird Cage fiasco, and the hatred quickly transferred to the man who deposed him -- Donquixote Doflamingo]].

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In the kingdom of Dressrosa, the former king Riku Dold III is absolutely despised by his people. This grudge is so strong, [[SinsOfOurFathers it extends to the entire royal family]], particularly his granddaughter Rebecca. [[spoiler:This completely changed when Riku's name was cleared during the Bird Cage fiasco, and the hatred quickly transferred to the man who deposed him -- Donquixote Doflamingo]].Doflamingo]].
** Despite he has helped the them several times during the course of the story, the Straw Hats still hate Caesar Clown for all of his experimentations he did on Punk Hazard and they constantly mistreat him like he's the most dispicable person on the planet. Of course, he was always forced by the Straw Hats to help them in the first place, but they never thank him for that and they still insult him whenever they can.
26th Jan '18 12:06:32 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* In near-future dystopian thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', the [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica villainous]] United states Government gradually becomes this during the Civil War, due to a combination of badly failed economic policies and ideological insanity. Mobs and militias fight the police openly in the streets, domestic terrorism is rampant, judges are lynched, state governments begin to secede, and toward the end even the military is experiencing massive defections and passive-aggressive sabotage.
22nd Jan '18 1:07:11 PM Njein
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If the person has a plan that requires this, then it's a ZeroApprovalGambit. TheCaligula often possesses this sort of approval rating. Compare and contrast HundredPercentAdorationRating.

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If the person has a plan that requires this, then it's a ZeroApprovalGambit. TheCaligula often possesses this sort of approval rating. Compare and contrast HundredPercentAdorationRating.
HundredPercentAdorationRating. Compare HateSink, where a character is solely designed to be hated by the audience.
21st Jan '18 6:36:13 AM Njein
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* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': While all of the Olympian gods give [[TopGod Zeus]] HundredPercentAdorationRating, [[EveryoneHatesHades Hades]], the ruler of the Underworld, is widely despised by all of them. This is done to show how he's out-of-touch and estranged with them. They aren't happy at his appearance at Hercules's birthday, and even his lame pun [[LamePunReaction is met with scowls]]. But when Zeus makes a joke about his workaholism, the entire pantheon bursts into laughter. This, along with being stuck in a dead-end job, causes Hades to come up with a plan to overthrow Zeus so he can become king of the gods.



* ''TheKingAndTheMockingbird'': According to the titular Mockingbird, the titular King "detested everyone, and everyone in the kingdom detested him". Given his [[TheCaligula personality]] it's not hard to see why.

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* ''TheKingAndTheMockingbird'': According to the titular Mockingbird, the titular King "detested everyone, and everyone in the kingdom detested him". Given his [[TheCaligula personality]] personality]], it's not hard to see why.
20th Jan '18 8:38:48 AM Njein
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* In FanFic/MortalKombatDesperation, no one -- including his former allies, and ''his own henchmen'' -- really like [[JerkassGod Raiden]] after he CameBackWrong. Given how he committed atrocities such as slaughtering the Lin Kuei, torturing Cassie Cage to near death, and destroying towns in both Earthrealm ''and'' Outworld, all ForTheEvulz and to force his former allies turned enemies in line. Plus, the ways he uses dirty and underhanded tricks to cheat in the Mortal Kombat tournament has attracted the ire of many. Shang Tsung and Hotaru also get the same treatment, but on a lesser scale than Raiden. Plus, [[BadBoss his abusive treatment of his henchmen]] makes it easy to see [[EvenEvilHasStandards why many of his henchmen secretly plan to defect from him]], and given his [[AmbitionIsEvil twisted ambition]] of becoming the EvilOverlord of all realms and the wanton violence he commits to achieve that goal, it shows how he's virtually despised by ''everyone''. His original goal was to protect Earthrealm at all costs by invading Outworld, [[MotiveDecay but that has been since decayed and changed]] into a a sickening desire to subjugate all.

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* In FanFic/MortalKombatDesperation, ''FanFic/MortalKombatDesperation'', no one -- including his former allies, and ''his own henchmen'' -- really like [[JerkassGod Raiden]] after he CameBackWrong. Given CameBackWrong, given how he committed atrocities such as slaughtering the Lin Kuei, sadistically torturing Cassie Cage to near death, and destroying towns in both Earthrealm ''and'' Outworld, all ForTheEvulz and to force his former allies turned enemies in line. Plus, the ways he uses dirty and underhanded tricks to cheat in the Mortal Kombat tournament has attracted the ire of many. Shang Tsung and Hotaru also get the same treatment, but on a lesser scale than Raiden. Plus, [[BadBoss his abusive treatment of his henchmen]] makes it easy to see [[EvenEvilHasStandards why many of his henchmen secretly plan to defect from him]], and given his [[AmbitionIsEvil twisted ambition]] of becoming the EvilOverlord of all realms and the wanton violence he commits to achieve that goal, it shows how he's virtually despised by ''everyone''. His original goal was to protect Earthrealm at all costs by invading Outworld, [[MotiveDecay but that has been since decayed and changed]] into a a sickening desire to subjugate all.all realms with the Mortal Kombat universe.
20th Jan '18 8:36:31 AM Njein
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* EVERYONE both in and out of the Marvel universe hates the ComicBook/RedSkull. EVERYONE! Even supervillains such as Magneto, Joker, and Doctor Doom have tried to kill or harm him on different ocassions. Not because he got in their way, but just because they wanted him dead because of how horrible of a human being he was. Considering the guy is one of the most feared nazi supervillains, its hard to find even one person willing to work with him and even mentioning his name is a good way to end any supervillain deals. His cruelty was also said to be so despicable that even Hitler, who wanted to make him into a nazi in the first place, became afraid of him.
* Ultron of Marvel Comics infamy is feared and hated by everyone. The reason? He is an omnicidal maniac and deranged robot who cruelly kills or roboticizes organic life. It takes being brainwashed by Ultron to avoid hating him and even his own creations outright hate or fear him.

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* EVERYONE both in and out of the Marvel universe hates the ComicBook/RedSkull. EVERYONE! Even supervillains such as Magneto, Joker, and Doctor Doom have tried to kill or harm him on different ocassions. Not because he got in their way, but just because they wanted him dead because of how horrible of a human being he was. Considering the guy is one of the most feared nazi Nazi supervillains, its it's hard to find even one person willing to work with him him, and even mentioning his name is a good way to end any supervillain deals. His cruelty was also said to be so despicable that even Hitler, who wanted to make him into a nazi Nazi in the first place, became afraid of him.
* Ultron of Marvel Comics infamy is feared and hated by everyone. The reason? He is an omnicidal maniac and deranged robot who cruelly kills or roboticizes organic life. It takes being brainwashed by Ultron to avoid hating him him, and even then, his own creations outright hate or fear him.


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* In FanFic/MortalKombatDesperation, no one -- including his former allies, and ''his own henchmen'' -- really like [[JerkassGod Raiden]] after he CameBackWrong. Given how he committed atrocities such as slaughtering the Lin Kuei, torturing Cassie Cage to near death, and destroying towns in both Earthrealm ''and'' Outworld, all ForTheEvulz and to force his former allies turned enemies in line. Plus, the ways he uses dirty and underhanded tricks to cheat in the Mortal Kombat tournament has attracted the ire of many. Shang Tsung and Hotaru also get the same treatment, but on a lesser scale than Raiden. Plus, [[BadBoss his abusive treatment of his henchmen]] makes it easy to see [[EvenEvilHasStandards why many of his henchmen secretly plan to defect from him]], and given his [[AmbitionIsEvil twisted ambition]] of becoming the EvilOverlord of all realms and the wanton violence he commits to achieve that goal, it shows how he's virtually despised by ''everyone''. His original goal was to protect Earthrealm at all costs by invading Outworld, [[MotiveDecay but that has been since decayed and changed]] into a a sickening desire to subjugate all.
18th Jan '18 8:39:37 PM Njein
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* {{Superman}} has become a universally-hated tyrant in the parallel world of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', who brutally puts down any opposition and kills any hero who dares question him. While most of the other heroes initially support [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans his methods]], even they eventually see that [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he has become no better than his enemies]].
** In its sequel, ‘’VideoGame/Injustice2’’, The Joker, while still dead, is considered to be one of the most vile, irredeemable creatures by both heroes and villains alike after he drove Superman to villainy by tricking the Kryptonian into accidentally killing Lois and destroying Metropolis. Harley Quinn wants nothing to do with him and even tyrants such as Darkseid, Grodd, and Brainiac despise the Joker.

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{{Superman}} has become a universally-hated tyrant in an AlternateUniverse of the parallel world of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', who DCU, brutally puts putting down any opposition and kills any hero killing anybody who dares question him. While most of the other heroes initially support [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans his methods]], even they eventually see that [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he has become no better than his enemies]].
** In Also, in this game and [[VideoGame/Injustice2 its sequel, ‘’VideoGame/Injustice2’’, The Joker, while still dead, is considered to be one of sequel]], the most vile, irredeemable creatures by Joker attracts the ire of both heroes and ''and'' villains alike after he drove Superman to villainy for causing Superman's StartOfDarkness and the rise of the Regime by tricking the Kryptonian him into accidentally killing his wife Lois Lane and destroying Metropolis. nuking Metropolis, all ForTheEvulz, to prove that even a paragon of justice like Superman [[HeWhoFightsMonsters can be]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil brought down]] [[NotSoDifferent to his]] [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred level]]. Given what he did to Supes, the Joker becomes the resident HateSink of both games, Harley Quinn wants nothing to do with him him, and [[EvenEvilHasStandards even tyrants such as Darkseid, Grodd, and Brainiac despise openly voice their contempt and hatred for him]]. Most villains agree that the Joker.Joker went ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards way too far]]'' in doing this, on top of their existing reasons for despising him.
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