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20th May '17 3:18:15 PM nombretomado
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* Prince Lacroix from ''[[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines]]''. Arrogant, smug and power-hungry; Lacroix condescends to you and sends you on suicide missions at every opportunity. He wants you dead for political convenience, so every mission is a XanatosGambit - Further his aims or be out of his way. [[TheChessmaster He plots and schemes, playing key characters against each other to get what he wants]]. Whenever things don't go his way, he'll throw a childish temper tantrum.

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* Prince Lacroix from ''[[VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines]]''.''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. Arrogant, smug and power-hungry; Lacroix condescends to you and sends you on suicide missions at every opportunity. He wants you dead for political convenience, so every mission is a XanatosGambit - Further his aims or be out of his way. [[TheChessmaster He plots and schemes, playing key characters against each other to get what he wants]]. Whenever things don't go his way, he'll throw a childish temper tantrum.
20th May '17 1:38:09 PM nombretomado
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* Rosencrantz from ''VagrantStory'' is a smug bastard all the way, who ''thinks'' he has the secret of Lea Monde all figured out...and then Ashley whips his ass, and hardly anyone seems to care. Rosencrantz has to yell yield, and [[TheStoic Ashley]] mocks him for it. Not only that, but the game's real MagnificentBastard gets a shot. After Rosencrantz [[spoiler: has ambushed Sydney and Ashley, Rosencrantz demands Sydney name him his heir. Sydney calls him a "worm", and Rosencrantz chops off Sydney's arm. Sydney, bleeding BlackBlood, stands up and ''[[YouCallThatAWound reattaches his arm]].'' He then demonstrates to Rosencrantz that not only is the man not immune to Sydney's magic like he thought (by making him think he was holding Sydney's severed hand), but Sydney had been manipulating him the entire time. And in the end, Sydney doesn't even kill Rosencrantz. He lets a giant six armed statue of Kali do it for him.]] Truly, in case you had forgotten the real {{Chessmaster}} and LargeHam in the story, Sydney does not fail to remind you that [[ChewingTheScenery he was eating the scenery first.]]

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* Rosencrantz from ''VagrantStory'' ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' is a smug bastard all the way, who ''thinks'' he has the secret of Lea Monde all figured out...and then Ashley whips his ass, and hardly anyone seems to care. Rosencrantz has to yell yield, and [[TheStoic Ashley]] mocks him for it. Not only that, but the game's real MagnificentBastard gets a shot. After Rosencrantz [[spoiler: has ambushed Sydney and Ashley, Rosencrantz demands Sydney name him his heir. Sydney calls him a "worm", and Rosencrantz chops off Sydney's arm. Sydney, bleeding BlackBlood, stands up and ''[[YouCallThatAWound reattaches his arm]].'' He then demonstrates to Rosencrantz that not only is the man not immune to Sydney's magic like he thought (by making him think he was holding Sydney's severed hand), but Sydney had been manipulating him the entire time. And in the end, Sydney doesn't even kill Rosencrantz. He lets a giant six armed statue of Kali do it for him.]] Truly, in case you had forgotten the real {{Chessmaster}} and LargeHam in the story, Sydney does not fail to remind you that [[ChewingTheScenery he was eating the scenery first.]]
20th May '17 12:11:01 PM nombretomado
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* Across the AgarestSenki games, we have the completely loathsome Summerill. He believes he is a total genius, and gloats about every foul act of evil he commits like its a priceless master stroke in his plans. Before fighting him, expect a good six to ten sentences from Summerill about how he's going to make you long for death, and nearly all of his plans are self-aggrandizing - see his plan for making himself the new supreme god, and how the first chance he got, he tried to murder the God he professes to serve. Not even defeat can shut this bastard up.

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* Across the AgarestSenki ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'' games, we have the completely loathsome Summerill. He believes he is a total genius, and gloats about every foul act of evil he commits like its a priceless master stroke in his plans. Before fighting him, expect a good six to ten sentences from Summerill about how he's going to make you long for death, and nearly all of his plans are self-aggrandizing - see his plan for making himself the new supreme god, and how the first chance he got, he tried to murder the God he professes to serve. Not even defeat can shut this bastard up.



* [[BigBad The Guardian]] from the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series, at least in ''Ultima 7: The Black Gate''. He constantly taunts, insults and annoys the Avatar in feeble attempts to scare you off, all the while you uncover his plots, undermine [[ChurchOfHappyology the Fellowship]], gather plot coupons and smash the prism generators. Even though he's fully aware of everything you do he never bother to alert the Fellowship to the fact that ''you are not their friend'', his own [[TheDragon Dragon]] Batlin keeps treating you like a clueless dupe right up until you try to interrogate him with the prism cube, and when you finally pull out your ace and foil his plan, he's downright ''shocked'' that you were able to stop him.

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* [[BigBad The Guardian]] from the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series, at least in ''Ultima 7: The Black Gate''. He constantly taunts, insults and annoys the Avatar in feeble attempts to scare you off, all the while you uncover his plots, undermine [[ChurchOfHappyology the Fellowship]], gather plot coupons and smash the prism generators. Even though he's fully aware of everything you do he never bother to alert the Fellowship to the fact that ''you are not their friend'', his own [[TheDragon Dragon]] Batlin keeps treating you like a clueless dupe right up until you try to interrogate him with the prism cube, and when you finally pull out your ace and foil his plan, he's downright ''shocked'' that you were able to stop him.
14th May '17 8:40:38 PM Looneygamemaster
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** ''Dual Destinies'': Florent L'Belle is an obnoxious jerk who takes every opportunity to laugh disdainfully at Apollo. But while his scheme ''is'' clever, it's also [[ComplexityAddiction ludicrously complicated]], to the point where [[spoiler: [[SpannerInTheWorks a bumbling kleptomaniac deciding to steal the treasure L'Belle is after for a lark]]]] ends up tearing it apart.

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** ''Dual Destinies'': Florent L'Belle is an obnoxious jerk who takes every opportunity to laugh disdainfully at Apollo. But while his scheme ''is'' clever, it's also [[ComplexityAddiction ludicrously complicated]], to the point where [[spoiler: [[SpannerInTheWorks a bumbling kleptomaniac deciding thief who decides to steal the treasure L'Belle is after for a lark]]]] ends up tearing it apart.
13th May '17 6:30:02 PM Looneygamemaster
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** ''Dual Destinies'': Florent L'Belle is an obnoxious jerk who takes every opportunity to laugh disdainfully at Apollo. But while his scheme ''is'' clever, it's also [[ComplexityAddiction ludicrously complicated]], to the point where [[spoiler: [[SpannerInTheWorks a bumbling kleptomaniac deciding to steal the treasure L'Belle is after for a lark]]]] ends up tearing it apart.
23rd Apr '17 8:18:47 PM nombretomado
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2nd Apr '17 3:34:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Shuji Ikutsuki]] from ''{{Persona 3}}'' manages to pull off a months-long EvilPlan that sets in motion TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and does it all behind a façade of [[spoiler:dorky jokes and friendly smiles]]. After TheReveal, though, it turns out he's just a NietzscheWannabe whose MotiveRant is delivered [[DullSurprise with all the enthusiasm and energy of a news reader]]. He also botches the ensuing YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness by making the classic mistake of underestimating ThePowerOfFriendship (and [[DogsAreDumb the dog]]).
* [[spoiler:Tohru Adachi, the true killer]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is every bit the Smug Snake [[spoiler:Ikutsuki]] was. While his inital scheme, which involved [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard manipulating Namatame]] into committing the rest of the killings and leading the heroes into a wild-goose chase against him]] ''was'' quite clever, he quickly devolves into the personality of a Smug Snake when the heroes discover his plan and give chase after him, whereby his true personality as a mocking, arrogant NietzscheWannabe is finally revealed. Also, in further true Smug Snake fashion, it turns out that he himself is being manipulated by higher powers beyond his control, who are in turn being controlled by an even greater power. In other words, the puppet of another puppet. Furthermore, also spoiled his seemingly clever scheme not once, but ''twice'' throughout the game. The first one is easy enough to miss. When [[spoiler:[[TheSmartGuy Naoto]] is reading off the list of victims found in Namatame's truck, he simply states "Whoa. That solves everything." Without even possibly even knowing what Naoto is talking about. The second time is much more obvious. When he cries out [[SayingTooMuch "Namatame was the one who put them all in!"]] He supplies all the evidence the heroes need to prove he is the killer.]]

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* [[spoiler:Shuji Ikutsuki]] from ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' manages to pull off a months-long EvilPlan that sets in motion TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and does it all behind a façade of [[spoiler:dorky jokes and friendly smiles]]. After TheReveal, though, it turns out he's just a NietzscheWannabe whose MotiveRant is delivered [[DullSurprise with all the enthusiasm and energy of a news reader]]. He also botches the ensuing YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness by making the classic mistake of underestimating ThePowerOfFriendship (and [[DogsAreDumb the dog]]).
* [[spoiler:Tohru Adachi, the true killer]] of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' is every bit the Smug Snake [[spoiler:Ikutsuki]] was. While his inital initial scheme, which involved [[spoiler:[[ManipulativeBastard manipulating Namatame]] into committing the rest of the killings and leading the heroes into a wild-goose chase against him]] ''was'' quite clever, he quickly devolves into the personality of a Smug Snake when the heroes discover his plan and give chase after him, whereby his true personality as a mocking, arrogant NietzscheWannabe is finally revealed. Also, in further true Smug Snake fashion, it turns out that he himself is being manipulated by higher powers beyond his control, who are in turn being controlled by an even greater power. In other words, the puppet of another puppet. Furthermore, also spoiled his seemingly clever scheme not once, but ''twice'' throughout the game. The first one is easy enough to miss. When [[spoiler:[[TheSmartGuy Naoto]] is reading off the list of victims found in Namatame's truck, he simply states "Whoa. That solves everything." Without even possibly even knowing what Naoto is talking about. The second time is much more obvious. When he cries out [[SayingTooMuch "Namatame was the one who put them all in!"]] He supplies all the evidence the heroes need to prove he is the killer.]]
23rd Mar '17 4:38:58 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Sonia from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'' believes herself to be the most powerful mage and heartlessly manipulates her husband, the guy's family ''and'' her adoptive daughter Nino to please Lord Nergal. While she ''is'' a powerful LadyOfBlackMagic, her arrogance is such that [[spoiler: her daughter's partner Jaffar would rather have a HeelFaceTurn than obey her orders]], and in the end [[spoiler: either Limstella simply leaves her to die in disgust, or Nergal finishes her off [[YouHaveFailedMe for failing him]].]]

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*** Then there's Andrei of Jungby and Lombard from Dozel, both of them greedy noblemen from Grannvale who conspire against Sigurd for power. Andrei is specially notorious since he entered the conspiracy by killing his own dad a la Shagall, which makes [[EvenEvilHasStandards Lombard]] despise him.
** The second part has Hilda from Cronos, a powerhungry LadyOfBlackMagic who's very full of herself and seemed like a little too controlling on Ishtar, her own daughter, who's far more powerful than her because of her Major Tordo Holy Blood and only follows her around because she understands familial love and piety. And then there's her EvilGloating [[spoiler: about having tortured and pretty much killed her "traitorous" sister-in-law Tailtiu (or her sister Ethnia, if Tailtiu had no kids)]], in which players find so satisfying to wipe off from her face using [[spoiler: Tailtiu's kids Tine and Arthur (or in Ethnia's case, ''her'' kids Linda and Amid)]].
** Sonia Reed from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'' believes herself to be the most powerful mage and heartlessly manipulates her husband, the guy's family ''and'' her adoptive daughter Nino to please Lord Nergal. While she ''is'' a powerful LadyOfBlackMagic, her arrogance is such that [[spoiler: her daughter's partner Jaffar would rather have a HeelFaceTurn than obey her orders]], and in the end [[spoiler: either Limstella simply leaves her to die in disgust, or Nergal finishes her off [[YouHaveFailedMe for failing him]].]]



** Lekain from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' is almost capable enough to be mistake for a MagnificentBastard. A high-ranking member of Begnion's Senate, Lekain arranged the Serenes Massacre and assassinated the previous Apostle, placing Princess Sanaki, whom he thought he could easily manipulate, on the throne in her place (while making sure Sanaki's older half-sister/the real heir [[spoiler: aka Micaiah]] did a dissapearing act). He's also TheManBehindTheMan to Izuka and Naesala, and it gets to the point where if something bad happened to a character it was probably Lekain's fault. However, at the end of the day, he's a BigBadWannabe and an UnwittingPawn of [[spoiler: Sephiran]] the game's real BigBad and an actual MagnificentBastard. The business with [[WiseBeyondTheirTears Sa]][[ChildProdigy na]][[TheHighQueen ki]] really backfired on him.

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** Lekain from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Radiant Dawn]]'' is almost capable enough to be mistake for a MagnificentBastard. A high-ranking member of Begnion's Senate, Lekain arranged the Serenes Massacre and assassinated the previous Apostle, placing Princess Sanaki, whom he thought he could easily manipulate, on the throne in her place (while making sure Sanaki's older half-sister/the real heir [[spoiler: aka Micaiah]] did a dissapearing act). He's also TheManBehindTheMan to Izuka and Naesala, and it gets to the point where if something bad happened to a character it was probably Lekain's fault. However, at the end of the day, he's a BigBadWannabe and an UnwittingPawn of [[spoiler: Sephiran]] the game's real BigBad and an actual MagnificentBastard. The business with [[WiseBeyondTheirTears [[LittleMissBadass Sa]][[ChildProdigy na]][[TheHighQueen ki]] really backfired on him.


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*** The Dark Mage Zola can be seen as such, ''specially'' in the ''Conquest'' and ''Revelations'' paths (in ''Birthright'', he hngs around a little more and shows a more sympathetic side). He disguises himself as Duke Izana, kidnaps him and impersonates him in his own palace in hopes to conspire against the protagonist and does ''not'' react well when uncovered and defeated, like whe he tries to kidnap Sakura in ''Revelations'' after losing.
21st Mar '17 11:55:11 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': Orvas Dren, the leader of the thuggish, brutal, [[DrugsAreBad drug-pushing]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave-trading]] [[TheSyndicate Cammona]] [[TheMafia Tong]]. He's arrogant, prideful, and extremely confident in his position, having two members of the [[ProudMerchantRace House Hlaalu]] council and the lead of the [[AdventureGuild Fighters' Guild]] in his pocket. He has no qualms with plotting to assassinate and overthrow his ReasonableAuthorityFigure brother, Duke Vedam Dren, and has been steering the Cammona Tong down even more morally repugnant paths, such as hiring bounty hunters to track down escaped slaves and using slaves as drug mules.
14th Jan '17 7:10:39 PM nombretomado
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* Amon from the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' series. He's the Sinistral of Chaos, making him the most qualified to become a MagnificentBastard when compared to the Sinistrals of Destruction, Death, and Terror. Unfortunately, he's also the second of four Sinistrals. This means that he doesn't show up until the heroes have become strong enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kill the God of Destruction]], and he's not high enough up the ranks to be the BigBad or even TheDragon. He generally gets off one good plan, and then gets defeated quickly enough to get the real BigBad more screentime.

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* Amon from the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series. He's the Sinistral of Chaos, making him the most qualified to become a MagnificentBastard when compared to the Sinistrals of Destruction, Death, and Terror. Unfortunately, he's also the second of four Sinistrals. This means that he doesn't show up until the heroes have become strong enough to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kill the God of Destruction]], and he's not high enough up the ranks to be the BigBad or even TheDragon. He generally gets off one good plan, and then gets defeated quickly enough to get the real BigBad more screentime.
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