Created By: Unknown Troper on January 14, 2008
Reboot of old topic. Basically, a villain in a formerly light or comedic series who is played completely straight, in order to display a mood shift toward the dramatic. He may Kick the Dog or Rape The Dog in order to show he means buisiness. In webcomics, this may be a symptom of Cerberus Syndrome (not sure if that topic survived either) Typically the Big Bad or The Dragon of a series. Examples: Legato from Trigun.
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