History PlayingWith / PunchClockVillain

23rd May '17 3:05:02 AM ectostar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''Straight''': Jason robs banks for a crime boss, but is not really a bad guy out of work.
* '''Exaggerated''': Jason is evil when on the job for [[BadBoss his]] [[BigBad boss]], but is a just an average guy off the clock.
* '''Downplayed''': Jason's job limits mostly to PokeThePoodle.

to:

* '''Straight''': Jason Alice robs banks for a crime boss, but is not really a bad guy girl out of work.
* '''Exaggerated''': Jason Alice is evil when on the job for [[BadBoss his]] her]] [[BigBad boss]], but is a just an average guy girl off the clock.
* '''Downplayed''': Jason's Alice's job limits mostly to PokeThePoodle.



** Jason doesn't like being evil, but the good guys weren't hiring.
** Jason has kids to feed (or [[CrackIsCheaper an expensive hobby]]), and EvilPaysBetter.
* '''Inverted''': PunchClockHero
* '''Subverted''': Jason's actually ''more'' evil when he's off the clock.
* '''Double Subverted''': That's just an act. He wants people to stay away from him because of his day job.
* '''Parodied''': Jason is the nicest guy ever until he literally punches the clock.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Jason is evil when not on the job somedays, other days he' nice.

to:

** Jason Alice doesn't like being evil, but the good guys weren't hiring.
** Jason Alice has kids to feed (or [[CrackIsCheaper an expensive hobby]]), and EvilPaysBetter.
* '''Inverted''': PunchClockHero
PunchClockHero.
* '''Subverted''': Jason's Alice's actually ''more'' evil when he's she's off the clock.
* '''Double Subverted''': That's just an act. He She wants people to stay away from him her because of his her day job.
* '''Parodied''': Jason Alice is the nicest guy girl ever until he she literally punches the clock.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Jason Alice is evil when not on the job somedays, other days he' she's nice.



** Jason is evil during and after his job.
** Jason is neither evil, nor does he work for [[EvilInc Evulz Unlimited.]]
* '''Enforced''': [[DracoInLeatherPants Despite his evil deeds]], Jason has proven pretty popular with the audience so MoralGuardians have pressured the writers to {{Retcon}} his villainous nature so that he is a pretty nice guy off the clock.
* '''Lampshaded''': "It's OK, Jason won't hurt us. It's his day off."
* '''Invoked''': Jason, a NiceGuy is looking for a job. In the classified ads, he sees a job that involves evil deeds. Since he doesn't qualify for other jobs, and since it pays well, he chooses it.
* '''Exploited''': The heroes interrogate Jason, knowing that he's willing to give out information.
* '''Defied''': Jason refuses to work for the BigBad.
* '''Discussed''': "You're a nice guy, Jason. How come you rob banks for a living?"

to:

** Jason Alice is evil during and after his her job.
** Jason Alice is neither evil, nor does he she work for [[EvilInc Evulz Unlimited.]]
Unlimited]].
* '''Enforced''': [[DracoInLeatherPants Despite his her evil deeds]], Jason Alice has proven pretty popular with the audience so MoralGuardians have pressured the writers to {{Retcon}} his her villainous nature so that he she is a pretty nice guy girl off the clock.
* '''Lampshaded''': "It's OK, Jason Alice won't hurt us. It's his her day off."
* '''Invoked''': Jason, Alice, a NiceGuy NiceGirl is looking for a job. In the classified ads, he she sees a job that involves evil deeds. Since he she doesn't qualify for other jobs, and since it pays well, he she chooses it.
* '''Exploited''': The heroes interrogate Jason, Alice, knowing that he's she's willing to give out information.
* '''Defied''': Jason Alice refuses to work for the BigBad.
* '''Discussed''': "You're a nice guy, Jason.girl, Alice. How come you rob banks for a living?"



** Jason thinks he can do evil things at work and remain a decent person off the clock. Unfortunately, he finds the evil he does starts to cause fundamental shifts in his personality until [[BecomingTheMask he becomes truly evil man]].
** Jason thinks that he can seperate his life of evil from his regular life, but his victims and their avengers certainly don't think that way, and Jason is eventually killed for his evil works. Alternatively, his acquaintenances and friends don't agree with Jason doing evil deeds as a job, and everyone he knows or loves abandons him.
* '''Reconstructed''': With time, Jason learns to keep his troubles at work from spilling over into his personal life. Jason redoubles his efforts to be a decent person when he isn't working.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Jason and [[TheHero Bob]] are in the middle of an epic duel, when suddenly a whistle blows and Jason goes to punch out, asking Bob if he wants to catch a few drinks with him.

to:

** Jason Alice thinks he she can do evil things at work and remain a decent person off the clock. Unfortunately, he she finds the evil he she does starts to cause fundamental shifts in his her personality until [[BecomingTheMask he she becomes a truly evil man]].
woman]].
** Jason Alice thinks that he she can seperate his separate her life of evil from his her regular life, but his her victims and their avengers certainly don't think that way, and Jason Alice is eventually killed for his her evil works. Alternatively, his acquaintenances her acquaintances and friends don't agree with Jason Alice doing evil deeds as a job, and everyone he she knows or loves abandons him.
her.
* '''Reconstructed''': With time, Jason Alice learns to keep his her troubles at work from spilling over into his her personal life. Jason Alice redoubles his her efforts to be a decent person when he she isn't working.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Jason Alice and [[TheHero Bob]] are in the middle of an epic duel, when suddenly a whistle blows and Jason Alice goes to punch out, asking Bob if he wants to catch a few drinks with him.her.



** [[TheChick Alice]] and Jason start dating and fall in love with each other, only to later find out they're on opposite sides of the war, having to decide if their duty is more important than love.
** Just because Jason has an evil job doesn't mean he ''wants'' to be evil. He's gotta pay the bills somehow, but for some reason, puppy-kicking is the only job he can get. This causes him no small amount of angst, especially given [[MookHorrorShow what]] [[WhatMeasureIsAMook tends]] [[KilledOffForReal to]] [[FinalDeath happen]] to people [[{{Mooks}} in his line of work.]]

to:

** [[TheChick Alice]] Charles]] and Jason Alice start dating and fall in love with each other, only to later find out they're on opposite sides of the war, having to decide if their duty is more important than love.
** Just because Jason Alice has an evil job doesn't mean he she ''wants'' to be evil. He's She's gotta pay the bills somehow, but for some reason, puppy-kicking is the only job he she can get. This causes him her no small amount of angst, especially given [[MookHorrorShow what]] [[WhatMeasureIsAMook tends]] [[KilledOffForReal to]] [[FinalDeath happen]] to people [[{{Mooks}} in his her line of work.]]
9th Feb '17 10:01:20 AM Twoeyesshort
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''Played For Drama''': [[TheChick Alice]] and Jason start dating and fall in love with each other, only to later find out they're on opposite sides of the war, having to decide if their duty is more important than love.

to:

* '''Played For Drama''': Drama''':
**
[[TheChick Alice]] and Jason start dating and fall in love with each other, only to later find out they're on opposite sides of the war, having to decide if their duty is more important than love.love.
** Just because Jason has an evil job doesn't mean he ''wants'' to be evil. He's gotta pay the bills somehow, but for some reason, puppy-kicking is the only job he can get. This causes him no small amount of angst, especially given [[MookHorrorShow what]] [[WhatMeasureIsAMook tends]] [[KilledOffForReal to]] [[FinalDeath happen]] to people [[{{Mooks}} in his line of work.]]
5th Dec '15 4:57:47 AM Shimon_Says
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Jason isn't evil at heart, but circumstances outside his control are [[HitmanWithAHeart forcing him to kill repeatedly]]. [[HopeSpot He tries to lead an upright life whenever he's not "on the job"]], but the horrible things he's compelled to do [[SanitySlippage take an increasing toll on his sanity]], causing him to [[BreakTheCutie break down]] [[VillainousBSOD more and more]]. Ultimately he's a victim, albeit one who makes more victims.

to:

** Jason isn't thinks that he can seperate his life of evil at heart, from his regular life, but circumstances outside his control are [[HitmanWithAHeart forcing him to kill repeatedly]]. [[HopeSpot He tries to lead an upright life whenever he's not "on the job"]], but the horrible things he's compelled to do [[SanitySlippage take an increasing toll on victims and their avengers certainly don't think that way, and Jason is eventually killed for his sanity]], causing him to [[BreakTheCutie break down]] [[VillainousBSOD more evil works. Alternatively, his acquaintenances and more]]. Ultimately he's friends don't agree with Jason doing evil deeds as a victim, albeit one who makes more victims.job, and everyone he knows or loves abandons him.
24th Aug '14 11:25:14 PM VPhantom
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''PlayedForLaughs''': Jason and [[TheHero Bob]] are in the middle of an epic duel, when suddenly a whistle blows and Jason goes to punch out, asking Bob if he wants to catch a few drinks with him.
* '''PlayedForDrama''': [[TheChick Alice]] and Jason start dating and fall in love with each other, only to later find out they're on opposite sides of the war, having to decide if their duty is more important than love.

to:

* '''PlayedForLaughs''': '''Played For Laughs''': Jason and [[TheHero Bob]] are in the middle of an epic duel, when suddenly a whistle blows and Jason goes to punch out, asking Bob if he wants to catch a few drinks with him.
* '''PlayedForDrama''': '''Played For Drama''': [[TheChick Alice]] and Jason start dating and fall in love with each other, only to later find out they're on opposite sides of the war, having to decide if their duty is more important than love.
24th Aug '14 11:21:16 PM VPhantom
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''Deconstructed''': Jason thinks he can do evil things at work and remain a decent person off the clock. Unfortunately, he finds the evil he does starts to cause fundamental shifts in his personality until [[BecomingTheMask he becomes truly evil man]].

to:

* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
**
Jason thinks he can do evil things at work and remain a decent person off the clock. Unfortunately, he finds the evil he does starts to cause fundamental shifts in his personality until [[BecomingTheMask he becomes truly evil man]].
24th Aug '14 9:55:11 PM Chaos009
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Jason isn't evil at heart, but circumstances outside his control are [[HitmanWithAHeart forcing him to kill repeatedly]]. [[HopeSpot He tries to lead an upright life whenever he's not "on the job"]], but the horrible things he's compelled to do [[SanitySlippage take an increasing toll on his sanity]], causing him to [[BreakTheCutie break down]] [[VillainousBSOD more and more]]. Ultimately he's a victim, albeit one who makes more victims.
29th Jan '14 6:43:45 PM TVRulezAgain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''Exaggerated''': Jason is a borderline CompleteMonster when on the job for [[BadBoss his]] [[BigBad boss]], but is a just an average guy off the clock.

to:

* '''Exaggerated''': Jason is a borderline CompleteMonster evil when on the job for [[BadBoss his]] [[BigBad boss]], but is a just an average guy off the clock.
22nd Dec '13 6:47:11 AM VPhantom
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* '''Justified''': Jason doesn't like being evil, but the good guys weren't hiring.

to:

* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
**
Jason doesn't like being evil, but the good guys weren't hiring.
22nd Dec '13 12:14:28 AM Scrounge
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Jason has kids to feed (or [[CrackIsCheaper an expensive hobby]]), and EvilPaysBetter.
25th Aug '13 1:23:25 PM creekery
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Jason isn't evil at all.

to:

** Jason isn't evil at all.is neither evil, nor does he work for [[EvilInc Evulz Unlimited.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 22. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=PlayingWith.PunchClockVillain