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12th Feb '18 9:23:38 PM ShadeTheNarwhal
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* ComicBook/{{Batman}}'s recurring villain Professor Pyg.

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* ComicBook/{{Batman}}'s recurring villain Professor Pyg.
Pyg. He uses brutal surgery to mutilate his victims.
* ComicBook/{{TheFlash}} has his archenemy, Professor Zoom (though nowadays, he goes by the Reverse-Flash or just simply Zoom). Seeing as he is a Speedster that has proven that he is faster than the Flash, he is a force to be cautious around.
6th Feb '18 12:29:26 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/StarshipsMage'': If you're being chased by a Hand of the Mage-King of Mars, you should know that when one Hand falls, another rises. Also, that the Rune of Power inscribed into the flesh of each Hand makes them the most powerful mages in [[TheKingdom the Protectorate]]. The main character of the series flees from a Hand in the first book, and [[spoiler: [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler becomes a Hand himself in the second book.]]]]

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* ''Literature/StarshipsMage'': If you're being chased by a Hand of the Mage-King of Mars, you should know that when one Hand falls, another rises. Also, that the Rune of Power inscribed into the flesh of each Hand makes them the most powerful mages in [[TheKingdom [[TheGoodKingdom the Protectorate]]. The main character of the series flees from a Hand in the first book, and [[spoiler: [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler becomes a Hand himself in the second book.]]]]
23rd Jan '18 3:47:22 PM MurlocAggroB
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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has Baron Nashor, a monstrous mutant worm which is an {{Expy}} of ([[SignificantAnagram and is even named after]]) Roshan from the original ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients''.


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* The main antagonist of ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' is Prince Aidan, the Dark Wanderer.
13th Jan '18 3:42:42 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* The Black Baron (stop starin') from ''VideoGame/MadWorld''.
1st Jan '18 3:27:05 PM nombretomado
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Khan was the title of the ruler among various nomadic peoples of the Central Asian Steppes. Since these peoples had occasional habit of launching wars of conquest against their agrarian neighbors, people with "khan" next to their name became objects of much fear. See, for example, GenghisKhan.

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Khan was the title of the ruler among various nomadic peoples of the Central Asian Steppes. Since these peoples had occasional habit of launching wars of conquest against their agrarian neighbors, people with "khan" next to their name became objects of much fear. See, for example, GenghisKhan.UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
3rd Dec '17 5:14:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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The title "Führer" (leader, guide) has been taken out of the German lexicon[[labelnote:*]] Except for such constructions as ''Reiseführer'' (meaning, roughly "travel guidebook."[[/labelnote]] due to... [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler you know who]]. No self-respecting German leader would dare allow the word to be applied to them these days. Any title that would have used the word prior to 1946 now uses the word ''Leiter'' in its place. A character with this title in any modern work is almost certainly a Nazi.

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The title "Führer" (leader, guide) has been taken out of the German lexicon[[labelnote:*]] Except for such constructions as ''Reiseführer'' (meaning, roughly "travel guidebook."[[/labelnote]] due to... [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler you know who]]. No self-respecting German leader would dare allow the word to be applied to them these days. Any title that would have used the word prior to 1946 now uses the word ''Leiter'' in its place. A character with this title in any modern work is almost certainly a Nazi.



* There are also Italian and /Spanish equivalents, the Duce and the Caudillo, used by Hitler's fellow travelers Mussolini and Franco.

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* There are also Italian and /Spanish Spanish equivalents, the Duce and the Caudillo, respectively used by Hitler's fellow travelers fascists Mussolini and Franco.
30th Nov '17 2:50:36 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory was an infamous SerialKiller.

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* The Hungarian countess Countess Elizabeth Báthory was an infamous SerialKiller.SerialKiller in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}.
30th Nov '17 2:49:44 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory was an infamous SerialKiller.
17th Sep '17 10:18:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Music/DavidBowie's "Thin White Duke" persona, from his album ''Music/StationToStation'', was a cold, inhuman NaziNobleman and the darkest of Bowie's alter egos.

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* Music/DavidBowie's "Thin White Duke" persona, from his album ''Music/StationToStation'', was a cold, inhuman NaziNobleman and the darkest most sinister of Bowie's alter egos.



* ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': General Grievous.

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* ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' has General Grievous.Grievous, and ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has General Hux.
23rd Aug '17 9:52:18 AM GrammarNavi
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Also has a particularly nasty history associated with it, particularly if [[ThePoliticalOfficer preceded by the modifiers 'Political,' 'Military,' or (especially) 'People's']]. In the SovietUnion during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Great Patriotic War]] the Commisars were the ones authorized to order the killings of Soviet troops who retreated, deserted or in ways "sabotaged" the Soviet war effort.

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Also has a particularly nasty history associated with it, particularly if [[ThePoliticalOfficer preceded by the modifiers 'Political,' 'Military,' or (especially) 'People's']]. In the SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Great Patriotic War]] the Commisars were the ones authorized to order the killings of Soviet troops who retreated, deserted or in ways "sabotaged" the Soviet war effort.
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