History PunchClockVillain / ComicBooks

18th Apr '16 2:27:15 PM Shadowgazer
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* ComicBook/Asterix: Quite a few Roman legionaries (at least those who aren't schemers or nationalists) are there to make some fast (and they thought easy) money and get on with their lives and don't care much about the indomitable village or revenge, attacking Gauls only to avoid punishment from their superiors (and in some cases preferring the punishment than the beatdown they will suffer from their intended victims).

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* ComicBook/Asterix: ComicBook/{{Asterix}}: Quite a few Roman legionaries (at least those who aren't schemers or nationalists) are there to make some fast (and they thought easy) money and get on with their lives and don't care much about the indomitable village or revenge, attacking Gauls only to avoid punishment from their superiors (and in some cases preferring the punishment than the beatdown they will suffer from their intended victims).
14th Apr '16 2:49:33 AM Shadowgazer
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* ComicBook/Asterix: Quite a few Roman legionaries (at least those who aren't schemers or nationalists) are there to make some fast (and they thought easy) money and get on with their lives and don't care much about the indomitable village or revenge, attacking Gauls only to avoid punishment from their superiors (and in some cases preferring the punishment than the beatdown they will suffer from their intended victims).
28th Feb '16 7:31:11 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Deadpool}}'' comic book upgrades the faceless minions of HYDRA into Punch Clock Villains, mostly through the info we receive from Deadpool's kidnapped [[strike:pet]] minion Bob, Agent of HYDRA. Through him we learn that some of the minions of HYDRA doesn't care about the take over the world agenda, they just can't find work anywhere else. They also fear and hate CaptainAmerica, Elektra and Wolverine. However, one downside of working for HYDRA is that they don't get dental insurance.

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* The ''{{Deadpool}}'' ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' comic book upgrades the faceless minions of HYDRA into Punch Clock Villains, mostly through the info we receive from Deadpool's kidnapped [[strike:pet]] minion Bob, Agent of HYDRA. Through him we learn that some of the minions of HYDRA doesn't care about the take over the world agenda, they just can't find work anywhere else. They also fear and hate CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Elektra and Wolverine. However, one downside of working for HYDRA is that they don't get dental insurance.
11th Dec '15 10:40:36 AM DaidalOS
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* {{ComicBook/X-Factor}} during Peter David's first run, a villain named Random trashed most of X-Factor as well as the illegal foreign immigrants they were protecting, without breaking a sweat. Then he casually mentioned he was getting two grand to return the [[IncrediblyLamePun X-Patriots]] to their country of origin, which is all he cared about, as a working stiff. Havok pointed out that X-Factor were working stiffs two, and wrote him a check for four thousand on his government expense account, and the battle was concluded amiably. "Pleasure doing business with you.

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* {{ComicBook/X-Factor}} during Peter David's first run, a villain named Random trashed most of X-Factor as well as the illegal foreign immigrants they were protecting, without breaking a sweat. Then he casually mentioned he was getting two grand to return the [[IncrediblyLamePun X-Patriots]] to their country of origin, which is all he cared about, as a working stiff. Havok pointed out that X-Factor were working stiffs two, too, and wrote him a check for four thousand on his government expense account, and the battle was concluded amiably. "Pleasure doing business with you.
3rd Dec '15 2:21:47 AM Ugolino
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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Marushka's robots. They even apologize for it. The Baron and his hunting party also count, being paid by Marushka to hunt down Klaas, and later Francois and Violine.

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Marushka's robots. They even apologize for it. The Baron and his hunting party also count, being paid by Marushka to hunt down Klaas, and later Francois and Violine.Violine.
* The mercenary Batroc the Leaper has but two goals: make lots of money, and beat ComicBook/CaptainAmerica in a fight. He is disgusted by any activity that doesn't involve one of these things.
25th Sep '15 10:36:21 AM BattleMaster
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** Deadpool himself once stopped midway through a fight with Spider-Man when he realized he was off the clock. Though villain is a pretty harsh word, considering the fight at that point had degraded to a Yo Momma contest.

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** Deadpool himself once stopped midway through a fight with Spider-Man when he realized he was off the clock. Though villain is a pretty harsh word, considering the fight at that point had degraded to a [[YourMom Yo Momma Momma]] contest.
4th Sep '15 3:58:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''AtomicRobo'' portrays most German soldiers this way, making sure that the readers see them as human beings.

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* ''AtomicRobo'' ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' portrays most German soldiers this way, making sure that the readers see them as human beings.
2nd Aug '15 3:46:38 PM Redmess
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* {{ComicBook/X-Factor}} during Peter David's first run, a villain named Random trashed most of X-Factor as well as the illegal foreign immigrants they were protecting, without breaking a sweat. Then he casually mentioned he was getting two grand to return the [[IncrediblyLamePun X-Patriots]] to their country of origin, which is all he cared about, as a working stiff. Havok pointed out that X-Factor were working stiffs two, and wrote him a check for four thousand on his government expense account, and the battle was concluded amiably. "Pleasure doing business with you.

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* {{ComicBook/X-Factor}} during Peter David's first run, a villain named Random trashed most of X-Factor as well as the illegal foreign immigrants they were protecting, without breaking a sweat. Then he casually mentioned he was getting two grand to return the [[IncrediblyLamePun X-Patriots]] to their country of origin, which is all he cared about, as a working stiff. Havok pointed out that X-Factor were working stiffs two, and wrote him a check for four thousand on his government expense account, and the battle was concluded amiably. "Pleasure doing business with you.you.
* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Marushka's robots. They even apologize for it. The Baron and his hunting party also count, being paid by Marushka to hunt down Klaas, and later Francois and Violine.
11th Dec '14 12:24:43 PM StFan
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* The Shocker, an [[UnfortunateNames unfortunately named]] ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' villain, differs from his peers mainly because he considers supervillainy more of a job than a way of life. He is essentially a gifted inventor that considers robbing banks to be more entertaining than a typical desk job, and has taken pains to avoid causing casualties in the past.
** Later, he starts working for Hammer Industries, which hires him out as muscle, where he punches into work and has a supervisor, etc.
* The Sandman, another Spidey enemy, is, while a supervillain, still a halfway decent person, who, among other things, changed his real name so that [[DontTellMama his mother wouldn't get caught up in his criminal career]]. He even tried a heroic career, and kept it for quite a while before the ChronicVillainy set in, and he's still shown to be a relatively amiable person once you get past the life of crime, and is noticeably less violent and cruel than his peers in Spidey's RoguesGallery. He occasionally gains traits of an AntiVillain as well, especially in the third ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' movie, where he was a full on AntiVillain who only commits crimes to save his daughter.
** In the early Marvel days, Sandman and Ben Grimm ran into each other in a neighbourhood bar. They put down some minor troublemakers who were disturbing the peace, then spent the rest of the afternoon sitting side-by-side at the bar, swapping stories over beers.

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* The Shocker, an [[UnfortunateNames unfortunately named]] ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain, differs from his peers mainly because he considers supervillainy more of a job than a way of life. He is essentially a gifted inventor that considers robbing banks to be more entertaining than a typical desk job, and has taken pains to avoid causing casualties in the past.
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past. Later, he starts working for Hammer Industries, which hires him out as muscle, where he punches into work and has a supervisor, etc.
* The Sandman, another Spidey enemy, is, while a supervillain, still a halfway decent person, who, among other things, changed his real name so that [[DontTellMama his mother wouldn't get caught up in his criminal career]]. He even tried a heroic career, and kept it for quite a while before the ChronicVillainy set in, and he's still shown to be a relatively amiable person once you get past the life of crime, and is noticeably less violent and cruel than his peers in Spidey's RoguesGallery. He occasionally gains traits of an AntiVillain as well, especially in the third ''Film/{{Spider-Man}}'' movie, ''Film/SpiderMan3'', where he was a full on AntiVillain who only commits crimes to save his daughter.
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daughter. In the early Marvel days, Sandman and Ben Grimm ran into each other in a neighbourhood neighborhood bar. They put down some minor troublemakers who were disturbing the peace, then spent the rest of the afternoon sitting side-by-side at the bar, swapping stories over beers.
23rd Nov '14 5:43:14 AM ZeroSD
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* In ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', the Manhunters gained infamy after purging an entire space sector of life. Turns out this was not a case of AIIsACrapshoot. Krona programmed them to do it to illustrate the flaws of relying on soldiers with no emotional attachment to their job.



* ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye: Five random Decepticons have become a crew called the Scavengers, and they meet a sixth on a planet littered with corpses from the war. They sit around a fire and express wonder at the idea that the war is over, and now they don't know what to do with their lives having fought for so long. They lacking the sadism and ambition that make up most Decepticons, so they opt to head home and take it from there, and then they nonchalantly execute the Autobot they found alive in their fireplace.

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* ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye: Five random Decepticons have become a crew called the Scavengers, and they meet a sixth on a planet littered with corpses from the war. They sit around a fire and express wonder at the idea that the war is over, and now they don't know what to do with their lives having fought for so long. They lacking the sadism and ambition that make up most Decepticons, so they opt to head home and take it from there, and then they nonchalantly execute the Autobot they found alive in their fireplace. Later, when they meet a brain-damaged Grimlock, they take him with them, since the war's over and they figure whoever's in charge, Grimlock being with them increases their odds of coming out looking good.
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