History PlayingWith / PragmaticVillainy

20th Oct '17 2:42:37 PM ThomasSmith
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* '''Exaggerated''': Evulz ends up [[AntiVillain doing massive amounts of good accomplishing his goals]]. After all, his troops need good roads to travel efficiently and the trade funds them, good supply of medical care and giving it away [[VillainWithGoodPublicity gets him their loyalty and a demonstrates great deal of intelligence]]. [[WellIntentionedExtremist Only his questionable but]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo expedient actions]] make him qualify as a villain. Without those he'd be nearly saintly.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Evulz ends up [[AntiVillain doing massive amounts of good accomplishing his goals]]. After all, his troops need good roads to travel efficiently and the trade funds them, good supply of medical care and giving it away [[VillainWithGoodPublicity gets him their loyalty and a demonstrates a great deal of intelligence]]. [[WellIntentionedExtremist Only his questionable but]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo expedient actions]] make him qualify as a villain. Without those he'd be nearly saintly.
16th Jun '17 7:45:26 AM marcoasalazarm
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** Alternatively, not being StupidEvil means that he willingly follows the "unwritten rules" of the setting--rules that prevent anybody who considers himself "good" from applying ThisMeansWar and go full-on "[[KillThemAll Scorched Earth]]" on his organization. As such, every decision he's done follows a tenet of ultimate pragmatism: his assured continuous survival. And the fact that he continues to live on--maybe even becoming the SeriesMascot or an EnsembleDarkhorse--where every other villain buys the farm to the KnightTemplar hordes is all the gloating he needs.

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** Alternatively, not being StupidEvil means that he willingly follows the "unwritten rules" of the setting--rules that prevent anybody who considers himself "good" from applying ThisMeansWar and go full-on "[[KillThemAll Scorched Earth]]" on his organization. As such, every decision he's done follows a tenet of ultimate pragmatism: his assured continuous survival. And the fact that he continues to live on--maybe even becoming the SeriesMascot or an EnsembleDarkhorse--where every other villain buys the farm to from the KnightTemplar hordes is all the gloating he needs.
16th Jun '17 7:44:38 AM marcoasalazarm
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** Alternatively, not being StupidEvil means that he willingly follows the "unwritten rules" of the setting--rules that prevent anybody who considers himself "good" from applying ThisMeansWar and go full-on "[[KillThemAll Scorched Earth]]" on his organization. As such, every decision he's done follows a tenet of ultimate pragmatism: his assured continuous survival. And the fact that he continues to live on--maybe even becoming the SeriesMascot or an EnsembleDarkhorse--where every other villain buys the farm is all the gloating he needs.

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** Alternatively, not being StupidEvil means that he willingly follows the "unwritten rules" of the setting--rules that prevent anybody who considers himself "good" from applying ThisMeansWar and go full-on "[[KillThemAll Scorched Earth]]" on his organization. As such, every decision he's done follows a tenet of ultimate pragmatism: his assured continuous survival. And the fact that he continues to live on--maybe even becoming the SeriesMascot or an EnsembleDarkhorse--where every other villain buys the farm to the KnightTemplar hordes is all the gloating he needs.
25th May '17 12:44:52 PM marcoasalazarm
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* '''Reconstructed''': But Evulz has shown that he's EvilerThanThou and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbally rips through]] the rest of them on how StupidEvil [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villainy]] is, proving that he's closer to his goals than anyone else.

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But Evulz has shown that he's EvilerThanThou and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbally rips through]] the rest of them on how StupidEvil [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villainy]] is, proving that he's closer to his goals than anyone else.else.
** Alternatively, not being StupidEvil means that he willingly follows the "unwritten rules" of the setting--rules that prevent anybody who considers himself "good" from applying ThisMeansWar and go full-on "[[KillThemAll Scorched Earth]]" on his organization. As such, every decision he's done follows a tenet of ultimate pragmatism: his assured continuous survival. And the fact that he continues to live on--maybe even becoming the SeriesMascot or an EnsembleDarkhorse--where every other villain buys the farm is all the gloating he needs.
16th May '17 9:00:41 PM doorhandle
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** Evulz is highly intelligent, but he has a [[HairTriggerTemper bad temper]] that [[KickTheDog drives him to acts of]] StupidEvil. As such, how pragmatic his plans are depends on how frustrated and overly sadistic he's feeling today.
21st Dec '16 5:05:44 AM ectostar
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* '''Exaggerated''': Evulz ends up [[AntiVillain doing massive amounts of good accomplishing his goals.]] After all, his troops need good roads to travel efficiently and the trade funds them, good supply of medical care and giving it away [[VillainWithGoodPublicity gets him their loyalty and a demonstrates great deal of intelligence.]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Only his questionable but]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo expedient actions]] make him qualify as a villain. Without those he'd be nearly saintly.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Evulz ends up [[AntiVillain doing massive amounts of good accomplishing his goals.]] goals]]. After all, his troops need good roads to travel efficiently and the trade funds them, good supply of medical care and giving it away [[VillainWithGoodPublicity gets him their loyalty and a demonstrates great deal of intelligence.]] intelligence]]. [[WellIntentionedExtremist Only his questionable but]] [[IDidWhatIHadToDo expedient actions]] make him qualify as a villain. Without those he'd be nearly saintly.
26th Jul '16 4:00:06 AM Morgenthaler
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** Only because Evulz [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy knew]] they were [[ISurrenderSuckers feigning surrender]].

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** Only because Evulz [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy knew]] knew they were [[ISurrenderSuckers feigning surrender]].



* '''Played For Drama''': Because how DangerouslyGenreSavvy Evulz is, and because he doesn't play the VillainBall, the heroes have a hard time facing him without ruining their own image as well.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Because of how DangerouslyGenreSavvy cunning Evulz is, and because he doesn't play the VillainBall, the heroes have a hard time facing him without ruining their own image as well.
7th Jun '16 6:14:18 PM thevideogameempire
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* '''Played For Laughs''': Evulz is essentially a humanitarian, but the heroes considered him a criminal mastermind by shouting "[[YouMonster That monster,]] how dare he feeds those starving orphans and building houses for the homeless!"

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Evulz is essentially a humanitarian, but the heroes considered him a criminal mastermind by shouting "[[YouMonster That monster,]] how dare he feeds feed those starving orphans and building build houses for the homeless!"
16th Jan '16 2:40:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* '''Parodied''': Evulz never actually does anything evil at all, and in fact donates regularly to charity and helps old ladies cross the street, but keeps up with the EvilGloating as he does so, gleefully pointing out to anyone who will listen how these acts of kindness ''totally'' furthers his evil goals.

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* '''Parodied''': Evulz never actually does anything evil at all, and in fact donates regularly to charity and helps old ladies cross the street, but keeps up with the EvilGloating as he does so, gleefully pointing out to anyone who will listen how these acts of kindness ''totally'' furthers further his evil goals.
20th Nov '15 3:01:26 AM Mhazard
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** Evulz has a [[VisionaryVillain far greater goal]].
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