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2nd Dec '13 9:19:22 PM Willbyr
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Some songs are about [[CompleteMonster horrifically evil people]].

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* The eponymous character of Music/TheDecemberists' "The Rake's Song" relates how he murders his three children after their mother died in childbirth because he wants a new life, including beating his son to death and burning the body for daring to fight back, and concludes by saying that he doesn't regret it at all.
* The main character of Creature Feature's "Such Horrible Things" talks of all the things he's done while stating outright that he should be killed gruesomely for having done it all. The way he muses about one incident with sinister chuckle says he enjoyed every moment.
** The scariest part is what he did when he was 14. At first he says that nothing happened, but then he remembers "that one time" and chuckles. Cue a series of screams and about 50 seconds without any narration.
* The guy in Music/AvengedSevenfold's song, "A Little Piece of Heaven". His girlfriend rejects him, so he ''stabs her 50 times'', [[BeatStillMyHeart rips out her heart while she's alive]] and [[IAmAHumanitarian eats it]], and he rapes her corpse. Really, he only feels bad when Karma catches up to him and sics his ''zombie'' girlfriend on him...but he still gets off as a KarmaHoudini who starts a ZombieApocalypse.
* The titular boy from Music/WarrenZevon's darkly humorous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-pexSVWzM "Excitable Boy"]] is obviously insane from the start of the song, but as it goes on his actions become more psychotic until he rapes and kills his date to the Junior Prom. Then, after getting released from an asylum after 10 years, he digs up her grave and makes a cage out of her bones.
* Lottie, the 14-year-old title character and narrator of Nick Cave's "Curse of Milhaven" (on ''Murder Ballads'') is such a sadistic, prolific, and senseless killer that her actions are mistaken for some sort of curse upon the town. She is completely unrepentant, and only says that "she's been trying hard lately" before snapping and adding "fuck it, I'm a monster, I admit it."
** When she finally gets caught, she makes it clear how much she really enjoyed killing:
--->They ask me if I feel remorse and I answer, "Why of course!
--->There is so much more I could have done if they had let me!"
* Music/FrankZappa's "The Torture Never Stops" is basically an excuse for an extended guitar solo mixed with sounds of a woman gasping and moaning and crying out; a shout-out to Frank's teenaged years, when he actually got ''arrested'' for using similar sounds in a more erotic context. The lyrics, however, concern the Evil Prince and his stinking, fly-covered Dungeon of Despair, full of nameless prisoners whose crimes, if any, are unknown. As the Prince eats "a steaming pig", his "carving style is well-rehearsed". His only line is, "all men be cursed!" His servants are terrified: "Disagree? No one durst!" And even as he eats, the torture ''never'' stops. ("The Torture! The Torture!") Probably best not to ask about the "iron sausage".
* The unnamed priest from the "Angels" music video by Music/WithinTemptation. He lures the main character into his house after she is seemingly abandoned on the side of the road by her companion. BaitTheDog ensues as he is established as a nice guy. The woman goes to his back room and discovers newspaper clippings of a bunch of other women. It is then revealed that he is really not a priest, but rather a SerialKiller who dresses up as trustworthy people (such as a doctor, a clown, and, of course, a priest) and lures women into his home to kill them. The killer then chloroforms the woman and takes her out into the desert to kill her by burying her alive next to the at least 16 graves of the other women he killed. Just when it looks like it's the end for her, she, her companion, and several other band members reveal themselves as angels (hence the title) and the souls of the women he killed come back to kill him. He is never given any reason for why he likes to bury women alive, leaving us to assume that he does it ForTheEvulz. Throughout the video, his eyes are shown to glow an unnatural red.
* Akron, the BigBad from the ConceptAlbum series ''The Emerald Sword Saga'' by Music/RhapsodyOfFire is a ruthless warlord and champion of the [[TheDevil Dark God Kron.]] Akron begins by destroying the city of Ancelot and capturing its princess Airin. He lures [[TheHero The Warrior of Ice]] into giving him the famed Emerald Sword by threatening to execute all his prisoners, but has [[ILied already killed them all]]. Akron has princess Airin raped to death by his demons in front of the men who love her, before having her beloved Arwald tortured and executed by being thrown into an acid pool. Akron's armies run rampant, destroying everything they encounter and slaughtering all they can.After a long campaign, when the Warrior of Ice is captured, Akron has him tortured and then decides to execute him by having him fed to the ravenous water snakes in the swamps. Akron is so horrible, even his noble {{Dragon}} Dargor finally turns on him to help destroy him after witnesses his horrible excesses.

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Some songs are about [[CompleteMonster horrifically evil people]].

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* The eponymous character of Music/TheDecemberists' "The Rake's Song" relates how he murders his three children after their mother died in childbirth because he wants a new life, including beating his son to death and burning the body for daring to fight back, and concludes by saying that he doesn't regret it at all.
* The main character of Creature Feature's "Such Horrible Things" talks of all the things he's done while stating outright that he should be killed gruesomely for having done it all. The way he muses about one incident with sinister chuckle says he enjoyed every moment.
** The scariest part is what he did when he was 14. At first he says that nothing happened, but then he remembers "that one time" and chuckles. Cue a series of screams and about 50 seconds without any narration.
* The guy in Music/AvengedSevenfold's song, "A Little Piece of Heaven". His girlfriend rejects him, so he ''stabs her 50 times'', [[BeatStillMyHeart rips out her heart while she's alive]] and [[IAmAHumanitarian eats it]], and he rapes her corpse. Really, he only feels bad when Karma catches up to him and sics his ''zombie'' girlfriend on him...but he still gets off as a KarmaHoudini who starts a ZombieApocalypse.
* The titular boy from Music/WarrenZevon's darkly humorous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-pexSVWzM "Excitable Boy"]] is obviously insane from the start of the song, but as it goes on his actions become more psychotic until he rapes and kills his date to the Junior Prom. Then, after getting released from an asylum after 10 years, he digs up her grave and makes a cage out of her bones.
* Lottie, the 14-year-old title character and narrator of Nick Cave's "Curse of Milhaven" (on ''Murder Ballads'') is such a sadistic, prolific, and senseless killer that her actions are mistaken for some sort of curse upon the town. She is completely unrepentant, and only says that "she's been trying hard lately" before snapping and adding "fuck it, I'm a monster, I admit it."
** When she finally gets caught, she makes it clear how much she really enjoyed killing:
--->They ask me if I feel remorse and I answer, "Why of course!
--->There is so much more I could have done if they had let me!"
* Music/FrankZappa's "The Torture Never Stops" is basically an excuse for an extended guitar solo mixed with sounds of a woman gasping and moaning and crying out; a shout-out to Frank's teenaged years, when he actually got ''arrested'' for using similar sounds in a more erotic context. The lyrics, however, concern the Evil Prince and his stinking, fly-covered Dungeon of Despair, full of nameless prisoners whose crimes, if any, are unknown. As the Prince eats "a steaming pig", his "carving style is well-rehearsed". His only line is, "all men be cursed!" His servants are terrified: "Disagree? No one durst!" And even as he eats, the torture ''never'' stops. ("The Torture! The Torture!") Probably best not to ask about the "iron sausage".
* The unnamed priest from the "Angels" music video by Music/WithinTemptation. He lures the main character into his house after she is seemingly abandoned on the side of the road by her companion. BaitTheDog ensues as he is established as a nice guy. The woman goes to his back room and discovers newspaper clippings of a bunch of other women. It is then revealed that he is really not a priest, but rather a SerialKiller who dresses up as trustworthy people (such as a doctor, a clown, and, of course, a priest) and lures women into his home to kill them. The killer then chloroforms the woman and takes her out into the desert to kill her by burying her alive next to the at least 16 graves of the other women he killed. Just when it looks like it's the end for her, she, her companion, and several other band members reveal themselves as angels (hence the title) and the souls of the women he killed come back to kill him. He is never given any reason for why he likes to bury women alive, leaving us to assume that he does it ForTheEvulz. Throughout the video, his eyes are shown to glow an unnatural red.
* Akron, the BigBad from the ConceptAlbum series ''The Emerald Sword Saga'' by Music/RhapsodyOfFire is a ruthless warlord and champion of the [[TheDevil Dark God Kron.]] Akron begins by destroying the city of Ancelot and capturing its princess Airin. He lures [[TheHero The Warrior of Ice]] into giving him the famed Emerald Sword by threatening to execute all his prisoners, but has [[ILied already killed them all]]. Akron has princess Airin raped to death by his demons in front of the men who love her, before having her beloved Arwald tortured and executed by being thrown into an acid pool. Akron's armies run rampant, destroying everything they encounter and slaughtering all they can.After a long campaign, when the Warrior of Ice is captured, Akron has him tortured and then decides to execute him by having him fed to the ravenous water snakes in the swamps. Akron is so horrible, even his noble {{Dragon}} Dargor finally turns on him to help destroy him after witnesses his horrible excesses.

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14th Sep '13 2:39:31 PM Willbyr
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* The guy in Music/AvengedSevenfold's song, ''A Little Piece of Heaven''. His girlfriend rejects him, so he ''stabs her 50 times'', [[BeatStillMyHeart rips out her heart while she's alive]] and [[IAmAHumanitarian eats it]], and he rapes her corpse. Really, he only feels bad when Karma catches up to him and sics his ''zombie'' girlfriend on him...but he still gets off as a KarmaHoudini who starts a ZombieApocalypse.

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* The guy in Music/AvengedSevenfold's song, ''A "A Little Piece of Heaven''.Heaven". His girlfriend rejects him, so he ''stabs her 50 times'', [[BeatStillMyHeart rips out her heart while she's alive]] and [[IAmAHumanitarian eats it]], and he rapes her corpse. Really, he only feels bad when Karma catches up to him and sics his ''zombie'' girlfriend on him...but he still gets off as a KarmaHoudini who starts a ZombieApocalypse.



-->They ask me if I feel remorse and I answer, "Why of course!
-->There is so much more I could have done if they had let me!"

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-->They --->They ask me if I feel remorse and I answer, "Why of course!
-->There --->There is so much more I could have done if they had let me!"




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* Akron, the BigBad from the ConceptAlbum series ''The Emerald Sword Saga'' by Music/RhapsodyOfFire is a ruthless warlord and champion of the [[TheDevil Dark God Kron.]] Akron begins by destroying the city of Ancelot and capturing its princess Airin. He lures [[TheHero The Warrior of Ice]] into giving him the famed Emerald Sword by threatening to execute all his prisoners, but has [[ILied already killed them all]]. Akron has princess Airin raped to death by his demons in front of the men who love her, before having her beloved Arwald tortured and executed by being thrown into an acid pool. Akron's armies run rampant, destroying everything they encounter and slaughtering all they can.After a long campaign, when the Warrior of Ice is captured, Akron has him tortured and then decides to execute him by having him fed to the ravenous water snakes in the swamps. Akron is so horrible, even his noble {{Dragon}} Dargor finally turns on him to help destroy him after witnesses his horrible excesses.
20th Apr '13 1:52:52 PM Willbyr
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* The unnamed priest from the "Angels" music video by WithinTemptation. He lures the main character into his house after she is seemingly abandoned on the side of the road by her companion. BaitTheDog ensues as he is established as a nice guy. The woman goes to his back room and discovers newspaper clippings of a bunch of other women. It is then revealed that he is really not a priest, but rather a SerialKiller who dresses up as trustworthy people (such as a doctor, a clown, and, of course, a priest) and lures women into his home to kill them. The killer then chloroforms the woman and takes her out into the desert to klll her by burying her alive next to the at least 16 graves of the other women he killed. Just when it looks like it's the end for her, she, her companion, and several other band members reveal themselves as angels (hence the title) and the souls of the women he killed come back to kill him. He is never given any reason for why he likes to bury women alive, leaving us to assume that he does it ForTheEvulz. Throughout the video, his eyes are shown to glow an unnatural red.

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* The unnamed priest from the "Angels" music video by WithinTemptation.Music/WithinTemptation. He lures the main character into his house after she is seemingly abandoned on the side of the road by her companion. BaitTheDog ensues as he is established as a nice guy. The woman goes to his back room and discovers newspaper clippings of a bunch of other women. It is then revealed that he is really not a priest, but rather a SerialKiller who dresses up as trustworthy people (such as a doctor, a clown, and, of course, a priest) and lures women into his home to kill them. The killer then chloroforms the woman and takes her out into the desert to klll kill her by burying her alive next to the at least 16 graves of the other women he killed. Just when it looks like it's the end for her, she, her companion, and several other band members reveal themselves as angels (hence the title) and the souls of the women he killed come back to kill him. He is never given any reason for why he likes to bury women alive, leaving us to assume that he does it ForTheEvulz. Throughout the video, his eyes are shown to glow an unnatural red.
20th Apr '13 1:51:28 PM Willbyr
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* The unnamed priest from the "Angels" music video by WithinTemptation. He lures the main character into his house after she is seemingly abandoned on the side of the road by her companion. BaitTheDog ensues as he is established as a nice guy. The woman goes to his back room and discovers newspaper clippings of a bunch of other women. It is then revealed that he is really not a priest, but rather a SerialKiller who dresses up as trustworthy people (such as a doctor, a clown, and, of course, a priest) and lures women into his home to kill them. The killer then chloroforms the woman and takes her out into the desert to klll her by burying her alive next to the at least 16 graves of the other women he killed. Just when it looks like it's the end for her, she, her companion, and several other band members reveal themselves as angels (hence the title) and the souls of the women he killed come back to kill him. He is never given any reason for why he likes to bury women alive, leaving us to assume that he does it ForTheEvulz. Throughout the video, his eyes are shown to glow an unnatural red.
3rd Apr '13 6:24:05 PM Willbyr
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* Music/TheBeatles's song ''Maxwell's Silver Hammer'' about Maxwell Edison, a crazed kid that murders with said hammer a girl, his teacher, and the judge who took his case, in front of a full courtroom. And in the Quarrybastards's movie, Maxwell even gets a KarmaHoudini!


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22nd Jul '12 3:24:28 PM Camberf
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* The titular boy from Music/WarrenZevon's darkly humorous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-pexSVWzM "Excitable Boy"]] is obviously insane from the start of the song, but as it goes on his actions become more psychotic until he rapes and kills his date to the Junior Prom, and after spending ten years in an asylum for his crime, he digs up her grave and makes a cage out of her bones.

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* The titular boy from Music/WarrenZevon's darkly humorous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-pexSVWzM "Excitable Boy"]] is obviously insane from the start of the song, but as it goes on his actions become more psychotic until he rapes and kills his date to the Junior Prom, and Prom. Then, after spending ten years in getting released from an asylum for his crime, after 10 years, he digs up her grave and makes a cage out of her bones.
22nd Jul '12 3:22:49 PM Camberf
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* The titular boy from Music/WarrenZevon's darkly humorous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-pexSVWzM "Excitable Boy"]] is obviously insane from the start of the song, but as it goes on his actions become more psychotic until he rapes and kills his date to the Junior Prom, and after spending ten years in an asylum for his crime, he digs up her grave and makes a cage out of her bones.
22nd Jul '12 11:30:34 AM LargoQuagmire
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* The narrator of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hSDIjh-iMk A Criminal Mind]] definitely qualifies. That song could almost be the ANTHEM for this trope...Gowan really brings the point home in the second part of the first verse:
-->I stand accused before you
-->I have no tears to cry
-->And you will never break me
-->until the day I DIE....
** And the chorus:
-->A criminal mind is all I
-->All I've ever known
-->They tried to reform me
-->but I'm made of cold stone
-->My criminal mind is all I
-->All I've ever had
-->Ask one who's known me
-->if I'm really so bad
-->I AM.
:: The whole song is about how the narrator is a [[MagnificentBastard ruthless, charismatic criminal mastermind]] (whose crimes, by the way, [[NothingisScarier are neither explained nor elaborated on]]) essentially BRAGGING about how nothing and no-one can change him. Summed up excellently in the second part of the final verse:
-->Some people struggle daily
-->They struggle with their conscience 'till the end
-->I have no guilt to haunt me
-->I feel no wrong intent
17th Jul '12 11:25:31 AM movie007
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* The eponymous character of TheDecemberists' "The Rake's Song" relates how he murders his three children after their mother died in childbirth because he wants a new life, including beating his son to death and burning the body for daring to fight back, and concludes by saying that he doesn't regret it at all.
* TheBeatles's song ''Maxwell's Silver Hammer'' about Maxwell Edison, a crazed kid that murders with said hammer a girl, his teacher, and the judge who took his case, in front of a full courtroom. And in the Quarrybastards's movie, Maxwell even gets a KarmaHoudini!

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* The eponymous character of TheDecemberists' Music/TheDecemberists' "The Rake's Song" relates how he murders his three children after their mother died in childbirth because he wants a new life, including beating his son to death and burning the body for daring to fight back, and concludes by saying that he doesn't regret it at all.
* TheBeatles's Music/TheBeatles's song ''Maxwell's Silver Hammer'' about Maxwell Edison, a crazed kid that murders with said hammer a girl, his teacher, and the judge who took his case, in front of a full courtroom. And in the Quarrybastards's movie, Maxwell even gets a KarmaHoudini!



* The guy in AvengedSevenfold's song, ''A Little Piece of Heaven''. His girlfriend rejects him, so he ''stabs her 50 times'', [[BeatStillMyHeart rips out her heart while she's alive]] and [[IAmAHumanitarian eats it]], and he rapes her corpse. Really, he only feels bad when Karma catches up to him and sics his ''zombie'' girlfriend on him...but he still gets off as a KarmaHoudini who starts a ZombieApocalypse.

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* The guy in AvengedSevenfold's Music/AvengedSevenfold's song, ''A Little Piece of Heaven''. His girlfriend rejects him, so he ''stabs her 50 times'', [[BeatStillMyHeart rips out her heart while she's alive]] and [[IAmAHumanitarian eats it]], and he rapes her corpse. Really, he only feels bad when Karma catches up to him and sics his ''zombie'' girlfriend on him...but he still gets off as a KarmaHoudini who starts a ZombieApocalypse.



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15th Jul '12 11:33:36 AM Xtifr
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* Mr. Jim (the split personality of Quadrophenia's protagonist) from {{The Who}}'s song 'Dr. Jimmy' might count. During the song, he sings about how he plans to drink a lot, steal whatever he wants, rape whomever he wants, fight whomever he wants, and "get" the guy who [[{{Disproportionate Retribution}} messed-up his jeans.]]
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