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* Otto Octavius, better known as Franchise/SpiderMan's nemesis, DoctorOctopus, once rented a room from Aunt May, and behaved like a perfect gentleman, even helping her around the house. He also came very near to marrying her, after she somehow inherited a nuclear plant. May's inability to understand that he was a bad person was a running gag for a long while.
* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, the main enemy of the ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', fits this like a glove, proving to be surprisingly likable and charming even ''as'' he commits various evil deeds, to the point where he's had several moments past the MoralEventHorizon {{retcon}}ned, ignored, or smoothed over into WellIntentionedExtremist territory because of fandom outrage. Doom mocks your belief in the MoralEventHorizon!
* The ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'''s SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}, during Creator/ChrisClaremont's first run, went from revenge-obsessed wacko to head of Xavier Institute to not quite back again, thanks in large part to his portrayal as an Affably Evil WellIntentionedExtremist.
** Also, Azazel. Apart from being the mutant equivalent of the ManOfWealthAndTaste, he's shown to feel genuine love towards Mystique and his son Nightcrawler.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
** Villain ComicBook/RasAlGhul has not only tried to be civil towards "the Detective", but has repeatedly offered Batman the chance to join his organization, and offered the hand of his beautiful ([[DatingCatwoman and mutually attracted]]) daughter, Talia.
** The Penguin usually falls into this category.
** Not affable in the same way as most, but Comicbook/HarleyQuinn is known for being so bubbly and cheerful that she's near impossible to dislike (at least, initially), despite being a murdering psychopath at worst and a good hearted but remorseless criminal at best. This is, in part, due to having an [[PsychopathicManchild almost innocent, childlike]] personality, ([[DependingOnTheWriter except when she doesn't]]), but she's lovable enough that ''Poison Ivy'' likes her, and one of the reasons SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker keeps trying to kill her is that [[MadLove he has feelings for her but doesn't like that fact]].
** ComicBook/TheRiddler, in his own quirky, InsufferableGenius way. When he's not, you know, having a crazed VillainousBreakdown.
* Batroc the Leaper is a super-villain and mercenary, but is on FriendlyEnemy terms with Captain America and temporarily reformed out of respect for Cap. When Ulysses Klaw hired him to [[ComicBook/BlackPanther help stage a coup of Wakanda]], he still chided Rhino for needlessly killing an endangered black rhino. "We are guests in this country. It's just good manners."
* SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor is sometimes this, DependingOnTheWriter
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'':
** [=ThugBoy=] and his crew early on. [=ThugBoy=] goes out of his way to ensure a hostage's comfort, and assures her that "This is business, not sadism, okay?" The leader, Frank, stays friends with [=ThugBoy=] even after ''trying to kill him'' for betraying the group, and gives him ''relationship advice''.
** Ninjette, who was originally hired to take out Empowered, but ended up becoming her best friend.
** Manny, a LittlestCancerPatient who wanted to be a supervillain. His Make A Wish is to tie up a superhero, but is incredibly polite and talks about how he researched how to do it effectively, but also without undue discomfort. [[spoiler: He eventually takes a drug that makes him super-smart at the cost of vastly accelerating his cancer, and captures another villain with flesh-altering powers from Empowered, threatening her with several giant mechs while she is barely functional.]] But he's so darn polite, to the point of being nicer to her in their confrontation than most of her teammates are while working with her.
** As can be seen from above, it's almost a bit of a theme that many of the villains are nicer to Empowered than her own teammates.
* ComicBook/IronMan's enemy, the Mandarin, has a heart of stone, but he is always impeccably polite and well-mannered. He also has a strict code of honor, which he '''always''' makes sure to uphold. He once vaporized his favorite minion on the spot for using poison in a sparring session, and he also upheld the promises he made on at least one occasion when Iron Man defeated him in fair combat, such as stopping his efforts to prevent Stark Enterprises from setting up in Hong Kong.
* The ''{{Sleepwalker}}'' villain 8-Ball carries himself with a swaggering, casual manner. He is completely unfazed by the appearance of the bizarre alien Sleepwalker, and simply tries to smooth-talk Sleepy when he demands to know what 8-Ball and his gang are doing. He even cheerfully accepts Sleepwalker's claim of being an alien without blinking an eye, and kindly explains the Earthly concepts of money and power to Sleepwalker...before he attempts to murder Sleepy by dropping a bank vault on him.
* [[spoiler:Gepetto]] in ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}''. His kindly-old-grandfather manner isn't entirely a pose.
* The Crypt Keeper, Vault Keeper, and Old Witch of EC comics were murderous ghouls, but remarkably personable and humourous.
* Axel Borg, of the French comic ''Le Franc'', is a charismatic, cultured, and polite villain of the MagnificentBastard variety, who always treats his captured enemies well, and who, on occasion, will [[EnemyMine side with the hero in order to bring down a greater threat]].
* [[spoiler: Ozymandias]] in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''. In addition to being a WellIntentionedExtremist (on a par with Ra's al Ghul in that regard), he's also gentlemanly, witty, and calm, even in hand-to-hand combat. He treats his underlings kindly (right until he [[spoiler: [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness drugs them and leaves them]] to die of exposure to [[HeKnowsTooMuch prevent his secrets from getting out]]]].) When his former crimefighting colleagues track him down and learn of his [[YouAreTooLate already-in-progress master plan]], he gives them the opportunity to keep silent, and when all of them ([[spoiler:except Rorschach]]) agree, he trusts them enough to not only let them live, but to offer them hospitality in his fortress and allow them to leave freely. Hardly seems fair to hold [[spoiler: the deaths of millions of innocent people]] against him.
* An alternate reality version of Mister Sinister proves to be one of these in ''Comicbook/CableAndDeadpool''. Not only is he nice enough to let Deadpool use his bathroom, he has a completely normal conversation with him and doesn't antagonize him at all. He even sits down with {{Deadpool}}, Cannonball, and Siryn for a delightful meal... which was laced with barbiturates to incapacitate them so that he could dissect them later.
* Hoss, the redneck demon from ''Comicbook/GhostRider: Road to Damnation''.
* Lucifer from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' and his own SpinOff series is always polite and eloquent, even in [[PaintingTheMedium his speech bubbles]]. He stops being evil by ''The Season of Mists'', and settles for being a somewhat amoral DeadpanSnarker. ... and dives right back in to being evil in his solo series (the very first plot arc opens with him casually destroying another angel's several millennia of work over a ''mistake''). He is still impeccably polite (until deliberately provoked), and always keeps his word.
* {{Thanos}} of Titan. The quintessential example of this aspect of his character would probably be the confrontation with the Gardener over his Time Gem: the entire incident consisted mainly of cordial conversation between the two as Thanos made a futile attempt at convincing the Gardener to willingly relinquish his Gem, with even the eventual fatal conclusion being devoid of malice from both sides.
** Some of Thanos' conversations with Comicbook/AdamWarlock evoke this. Warlock is the only being to have peeked inside Thanos' soul, and so is perhaps the only one who understands him. When they talk to each other, they almost sound like friends.
* The Serpent Society from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse is a group of [[AnimalMotifs snake-themed]] supervillains with shades of this. In addition to members being friendly with one another, when one of them, Diamondback, semi-reformed, she also began {{dating|Catwoman}} Comicbook/CaptainAmerica. Not only were her friends within the group supportive of her, but they also helped thwart other villains' attempts at ruining her first date with him.
* Comicbook/ShadeTheChangingMan encounters the "Devil", who comes across as a civilized, cultured gentleman [[spoiler: who eventually stabs him in the back. He is {{Satan}}, after all]].
-->'''Kathy:''' You haven't... given up your soul or anything?\\
'''Shade:''' He's not interested in souls. And he's not really the Devil. And he's not as bad as you think. Quite easygoing, really.
* Charon from ''Negation'' is the epitome of this trope. The cosmic-powered ruler of a universe-spanning empire that everyone lives in fear of acts like a laid-back, ridiculously mellow guy without a care in the world. [[spoiler:Justified in that he purged himself of all his negative emotions eons ago.]]
* Senator Greyshade in the first run of the ComicBook/MarvelStarWars comics. One can picture him asking Darth Vader "Don't you ever have any FUN?"
* [[MeaningfulName Mr. Lamb]], one of the late villains created by Creator/FloydGottfredson in ''[[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse The Syndicate of Crime]]''. Sincere tears come when MickeyMouse and Eega Beeva refuse to join his gang and prefer to die: ''[[PlayedForLaughs "This is going to hurt us more than it does you!"]]''
* Comicbook/ThePunisher comes across a lot of these, presumably because they're such good {{foil}}s to his [[TheStoic usual demeanour]].
** The Russian is a jovial killing machine, more than likely to chat amicably with you while reducing your bones to a fine powder. [[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength He even killed an ally by accident while giving him a friendly one-armed squeeze.]]
** [[ScaryBlackMan Barracuda]] from ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' is a giant M60 wielding psychopath, but also an endless well of optimism and cheer.
* Cap'n Blaze from ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''. He may be a warlord, but he is a jolly old soul who enjoys a game of checkers with his captives.
* The Doll-Master from ''Comicbook/{{Wanted}}''. He's a member of a supervillain Fraternity that rules the world. He's also a loving family man who never swears in front of children.
* ''ComicBook/HelOnEarth'':
** H'el is rather nice to fellow Kryptonian, ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, who also wants to return to her old life on Krypton. He later [[spoiler:convinces her to join him in his quest to resurrect Krypton]], but manipulates her to estrange her from Franchise/{{Superman}}.
** H'el was also friendly to Superman, initially. When they first meet, H'el hugs Superman and even calls him his "little brother". Superman was already suspicious, but H'el threatening to snap ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'s neck caused the two to become enemies.
* ''TransformersShatteredGlass'': Dirge is supposed to be a hero, but really works for Alpha Trion and his insane schemes for peace. This does not stop him from being cheery and polite, even to his prisoners.
* ''TransformersWingsOfHonor'': Portrays Runabout and Runamuck this way, despite being physically the oldest of most of their colleagues (who are teenagers, and quite nice themselves), act the youngest, explaining the war (and some [[MythologyGag deleted scenes]]) to Jhiaxus, with child like enthusiasm. They befriend an amnesic Side-burn, race with him, and give him dating advice.

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