History SmugSnake / ComicBooks

19th May '16 8:54:50 AM Doug86
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* The 4th Hobgoblin was a B-rate villain who stole the costume and gear of one of the more formidable foes in ''{{Comicbook/Spider-Man}}'' history, and eventually the original Hobgoblin came out of retirement to kill the guy with the 7 page losing streak for his wannabe aspirations.

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* The 4th Hobgoblin was a B-rate villain who stole the costume and gear of one of the more formidable foes in ''{{Comicbook/Spider-Man}}'' ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' history, and eventually the original Hobgoblin came out of retirement to kill the guy with the 7 page losing streak for his wannabe aspirations.
28th Feb '16 7:29:34 PM nombretomado
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* JackKirby's ''Fourth World'' mythos: Desaad, Darkseid's majordomo/torturer, and Glorious Godfrey, Darkseid's PR man, who tends to show up as a very-punchable televangelist or political news commentator.

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* JackKirby's Creator/JackKirby's ''Fourth World'' mythos: Desaad, Darkseid's majordomo/torturer, and Glorious Godfrey, Darkseid's PR man, who tends to show up as a very-punchable televangelist or political news commentator.



* ComicBook/NormanOsborn, particularly in ''ComicBook/DarkReign''. He's a successful {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard, yet cannot roll with the unexpected, and is--thanks to his Green Goblin persona--his own worst enemy. He may have successfully capitalised on his VillainWithGoodPublicity status, but that doesn't change the fact that he's still irrational, hugely arrogant, misogynistic, and prone to {{Villainous Breakdown}}s at the worst possible moments. He's able to effectively displace the real Avengers and replace them with his own team, but simply cannot hold it together for long. He fails to control Doctor Doom, is used by [[TheTrickster Loki]] for his own ends, relies increasingly on brute force to keep his team intact, and is ultimately humiliatingly defeated by CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan.

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* ComicBook/NormanOsborn, particularly in ''ComicBook/DarkReign''. He's a successful {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard, yet cannot roll with the unexpected, and is--thanks to his Green Goblin persona--his own worst enemy. He may have successfully capitalised on his VillainWithGoodPublicity status, but that doesn't change the fact that he's still irrational, hugely arrogant, misogynistic, and prone to {{Villainous Breakdown}}s at the worst possible moments. He's able to effectively displace the real Avengers and replace them with his own team, but simply cannot hold it together for long. He fails to control Doctor Doom, is used by [[TheTrickster Loki]] for his own ends, relies increasingly on brute force to keep his team intact, and is ultimately humiliatingly defeated by CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan.
28th Dec '15 4:11:08 PM Anddrix
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* ComicBook/NormanOsborn, particularly in ''ComicBook/DarkReign''. He's a successful {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard, yet cannot roll with the unexpected, and is--thanks to his Green Goblin persona--his own worst enemy. He may have successfully capitalised on his VillainWithGoodPublicity status, but that doesn't change the fact that he's still irrational, hugely arrogant, misogynistic, and prone to {{Villainous Breakdown}}s at the worst possible moments. He's able to effectively displace the real Avengers and replace them with his own team, but simply cannot hold it together for long. He fails to control [[DoctorDoom Dr. Doom]], is used by [[TheTrickster Loki]] for his own ends, relies increasingly on brute force to keep his team intact, and is ultimately humiliatingly defeated by CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan.

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* ComicBook/NormanOsborn, particularly in ''ComicBook/DarkReign''. He's a successful {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard, yet cannot roll with the unexpected, and is--thanks to his Green Goblin persona--his own worst enemy. He may have successfully capitalised on his VillainWithGoodPublicity status, but that doesn't change the fact that he's still irrational, hugely arrogant, misogynistic, and prone to {{Villainous Breakdown}}s at the worst possible moments. He's able to effectively displace the real Avengers and replace them with his own team, but simply cannot hold it together for long. He fails to control [[DoctorDoom Dr. Doom]], Doctor Doom, is used by [[TheTrickster Loki]] for his own ends, relies increasingly on brute force to keep his team intact, and is ultimately humiliatingly defeated by CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan.



* ''SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom'' always reminds everyone that his superior intellect surpasses Reed's.

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* ''SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom'' ''Doctor Doom'' always reminds everyone that his superior intellect surpasses Reed's.
20th Dec '15 7:26:38 PM nombretomado
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* Kanjar Ro, a SilverAge foe of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and "[[SpacePirates intergalactic entrepreneur]]", fits this trope.

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* Kanjar Ro, a SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] foe of the JusticeLeagueOfAmerica and "[[SpacePirates intergalactic entrepreneur]]", fits this trope.
12th Dec '15 4:19:09 PM nombretomado
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* Straddling the line between Comics and Literature, Ysanne Isard of the ''XWingSeries''. She's not quite as good as a Magnificent Bastard, she's quite manipulative, she's the head of Imperial Intelligence and aware of the various things being planned, and many of her plans seem to hinge on [[GambitRoulette letting the New Republic win an Imperial planet.]] Brentaal IV, she put a hopelessly incompetent admiral in charge so that opinion would turn against Sate Pestage and she could have him assassinated; in the process the planet was lost and the best Imperial pilot since Vader switched sides. Coruscant, she infected with a nasty virus and left to the New Republic. The New Republic found a cure. Then, well, here's a passage where another of her people defects.

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* Straddling the line between Comics and Literature, Ysanne Isard of the ''XWingSeries''.''ComicBook/XWingSeries''. She's not quite as good as a Magnificent Bastard, she's quite manipulative, she's the head of Imperial Intelligence and aware of the various things being planned, and many of her plans seem to hinge on [[GambitRoulette letting the New Republic win an Imperial planet.]] Brentaal IV, she put a hopelessly incompetent admiral in charge so that opinion would turn against Sate Pestage and she could have him assassinated; in the process the planet was lost and the best Imperial pilot since Vader switched sides. Coruscant, she infected with a nasty virus and left to the New Republic. The New Republic found a cure. Then, well, here's a passage where another of her people defects.
19th Nov '15 4:46:55 PM nombretomado
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* During their brief visit to 1907, the {{Runaways}} encountered The Swell, a self-aggrandizing slumlord with a "lucky" walking stick and a small group of rogues called the Street Arabs. His reign came to an abrupt end when he plotted to sell the Runaways to local supervillain group The Sinners. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler:the Sinners were actually run by the Yorkes, the parents of late Runaway Gertrude Yorkes]]. A fight ensued, and the Sinners decided to punish The Swell by [[spoiler:laying waste to his Street Arabs and then blasting off the head of his walking stick]], which presumably stripped him of whatever power he actually had.

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* During their brief visit to 1907, the {{Runaways}} ComicBook/{{Runaways}} encountered The Swell, a self-aggrandizing slumlord with a "lucky" walking stick and a small group of rogues called the Street Arabs. His reign came to an abrupt end when he plotted to sell the Runaways to local supervillain group The Sinners. Unfortunately for him, [[spoiler:the Sinners were actually run by the Yorkes, the parents of late Runaway Gertrude Yorkes]]. A fight ensued, and the Sinners decided to punish The Swell by [[spoiler:laying waste to his Street Arabs and then blasting off the head of his walking stick]], which presumably stripped him of whatever power he actually had.
15th Nov '15 3:48:36 PM StFan
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* ''ZipiYZape'': Peloto, a particularly repulsive one.

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* ''ZipiYZape'': ''ComicBook/ZipiYZape'': Peloto, a particularly repulsive one.
10th Oct '15 3:39:53 PM nombretomado
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* NormanOsborn, particularly in ''Dark Reign''. He's a successful {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard, yet cannot roll with the unexpected, and is--thanks to his Green Goblin persona--his own worst enemy. He may have successfully capitalised on his VillainWithGoodPublicity status, but that doesn't change the fact that he's still irrational, hugely arrogant, misogynistic, and prone to {{Villainous Breakdown}}s at the worst possible moments. He's able to effectively displace the real Avengers and replace them with his own team, but simply cannot hold it together for long. He fails to control [[DoctorDoom Dr. Doom]], is used by [[TheTrickster Loki]] for his own ends, relies increasingly on brute force to keep his team intact, and is ultimately humiliatingly defeated by CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan.

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* NormanOsborn, ComicBook/NormanOsborn, particularly in ''Dark Reign''.''ComicBook/DarkReign''. He's a successful {{Chessmaster}} and ManipulativeBastard, yet cannot roll with the unexpected, and is--thanks to his Green Goblin persona--his own worst enemy. He may have successfully capitalised on his VillainWithGoodPublicity status, but that doesn't change the fact that he's still irrational, hugely arrogant, misogynistic, and prone to {{Villainous Breakdown}}s at the worst possible moments. He's able to effectively displace the real Avengers and replace them with his own team, but simply cannot hold it together for long. He fails to control [[DoctorDoom Dr. Doom]], is used by [[TheTrickster Loki]] for his own ends, relies increasingly on brute force to keep his team intact, and is ultimately humiliatingly defeated by CaptainAmerica and ComicBook/IronMan.
2nd Oct '15 8:17:01 PM HamburgerTime
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*** Another point where Doom surpasses Reed is the fact that Doom can in fact be incredibly charming and charismatic when he wants to be, even charming Storm of the X-Men on at least one occasion. Reed, on the other hand, is often portrayed is being aloof or dismissive even to his closest friends at times. Doom will snub you on purpose. Reed doesn't even notice he's doing it.

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*** Another point where Doom surpasses Reed is the fact that Doom can in fact be incredibly charming and charismatic when he wants to be, even charming Storm of the X-Men on at least one occasion. Reed, on the other hand, is often portrayed is being aloof or dismissive even to his closest friends at times. Doom will snub you on purpose. Reed doesn't even notice he's doing it.it.
* ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' BigBad Alex Luthor is of the type that is possible to mistake for a MagnificentBastard at first glance. An AlternateUniverse counterpart of ComicBook/LexLuthor with RealityWarper abilities and a serious bone to pick with how Franchise/TheDCU works, the man gets four whole miniseries leading up to the CrisisCrossover proper detailing his massive scheme, with pawns ranging from a frail old woman all the way up to ComicBook/TheSpectre himself. In the name of remodeling the universe into a "perfect" one of his own design, he rallies almost every supervillain that ever lived behind him, wipes out all Earthly magic, and even has planets moved from their very axes. Yet in the end, his scheme gets too bloated even for him to control, and he ends up making a lot of classic villain mistakes: he doesn't count on how much DC's heroes will resist his "perfect world" pitch, he lets outside forces break through to his [[UnwittingPawn patsies]] (and they listen), he doesn't keep his [[TheDragon Dragon]] on a short enough leash, and in general sorely underestimates the power of HeroicResolve. His ultimate fate? Gunned down like a street punk in the slums of Metropolis by his main-universe counterpart and TheJoker, who knew he would fail the whole time and were just waiting to strike until he did.
11th Sep '15 10:59:32 PM nombretomado
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* [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY Roque Ja]]/Rock Jaw from {{Bone}}. He hates rat creatures, dragons, ''and'' the valley people, and insists on knowing what side of the war the Bones are on, saying everyone must be on one side, even though he appears not to be on a side himself. When asked about this, he just tells them, "[[TheUnreveal You are]] ''[[TheUnreveal hardly]]'' [[TheUnreveal in a position to be asking questions...]]" and in his first appearance, appears to be a villain since he is taking the Bones to Kingdok and [[BigBad the Hooded One]] just because he expects a reward. But, then, Kingdok humiliates him for no reason, prompting Rock Jaw to attack him to the point where everyone thinks he's dead. Then, he acts like a villain again, but this time it's only because he has made a deal with the Hooded One that benefits him. In his final appearance, he is one of Thorn, Fone, and [[spoiler: Bartelby's]] obstacles on their way to [[spoiler: The Crown of Horns]]. However, he ultimately lets them go by uninterrupted this time, probably because he might actually want them to end the war and stop the Lord of the Locusts. This, and the fact that the Hooded One [[spoiler: has already freed the Locust herself]], meaning there would be no reward and therefore no reason for turning them in. So, yeah, he hates everyone and only acts for his own interests.

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* [[ItsPronouncedTroPAY Roque Ja]]/Rock Jaw from {{Bone}}.''ComicBook/{{Bone}}''. He hates rat creatures, dragons, ''and'' the valley people, and insists on knowing what side of the war the Bones are on, saying everyone must be on one side, even though he appears not to be on a side himself. When asked about this, he just tells them, "[[TheUnreveal You are]] ''[[TheUnreveal hardly]]'' [[TheUnreveal in a position to be asking questions...]]" and in his first appearance, appears to be a villain since he is taking the Bones to Kingdok and [[BigBad the Hooded One]] just because he expects a reward. But, then, Kingdok humiliates him for no reason, prompting Rock Jaw to attack him to the point where everyone thinks he's dead. Then, he acts like a villain again, but this time it's only because he has made a deal with the Hooded One that benefits him. In his final appearance, he is one of Thorn, Fone, and [[spoiler: Bartelby's]] obstacles on their way to [[spoiler: The Crown of Horns]]. However, he ultimately lets them go by uninterrupted this time, probably because he might actually want them to end the war and stop the Lord of the Locusts. This, and the fact that the Hooded One [[spoiler: has already freed the Locust herself]], meaning there would be no reward and therefore no reason for turning them in. So, yeah, he hates everyone and only acts for his own interests.
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