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[[caption-width-right:290:You evil, evil man!]]

What if Franchise/{{Batman}} was SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker?

Nemesis follows the adventures of a rich playboy that enjoys the finer things in life: fast cars, beautiful women, and [[NeverSayDie "dealing"]] with someone on a 28 day (violent) crime spree. Marketed as the comic that "Makes ''ComicBook/KickAss'' look like shit!" this was written by Creator/MarkMillar for Creator/MarvelComics.

A movie adaptation is in the works, with the script written by Joe Carnahan (''Film/TheATeam'', ''Film/SmokinAces''). It was greenlit after the surprise success of [[ComicBook/TheSecretService another Millar adaptation]], ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''.

Should not be confused with ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' or ''Film/StarTrekNemesis''. Nor should he be confused for [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad the vigilante with the same name]] from Creator/DCComics. You may be looking for ArchNemesis, a trope about a person's single greatest enemy, or Nemesis from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis''.

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!!''Nemesis'' contains examples of:

* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Invoked by Nemesis during his prison break. He elects to [[OneManArmy take on nearly a hundred riot cops by himself]] in front of the locked-up convicts just to show what he is capable of. After freeing them all, he becomes their leader.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Blake's almost as prescient about what criminals will do as Nemesis is about what Law enforcement will do.
* CopKiller: Nemesis' main recreational activity. His main target isn't politicians or landmarks, but well known police commissioners.
* ForTheEvulz: Nemesis' motivation for everything he does. He kills, destroy and torments people on a whim all for his sick pleasure. While he tells Blake he is doing this for revenge for busting his parents and sending them to their deaths (see ItsPersonal) [[spoiler:its actually false, and he is just doing this for kicks]]. The heroes exploit this when they managed to arrest him by tricking him into stealing a little girl's heart transplant because they knew he couldn't resist doing something so cruel, [[spoiler:though it turns out getting arrested was part of his plan]].
* GambitRoulette: Over the course of the book the [[SerialEscalation ante is sequentially upped]] until the planners appear to have outright clairvoyant omniscience.
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:The mysterious group that turned Nemesis into a supervillain. Their existence is only revealed at the end of the comic, they are still at large and planning to expand their operations, though they promise to leave Blake and his family alone]].
* ItsPersonal: Nemesis' parents were two psychopaths that Blake busted and sent to their deaths and this is the reason why he wants to torment the good officer so badly. [[spoiler: Subverted when its revealed Nemesis is merely impersonating the son (who died years before the story began as an opium addict in India). Nemesis is just some rich, bored guy looking for kicks as a supervillain.]]
* KilledMidSentence: The Japanese police commissioner at the comic's prologue is tied by Nemesis and left to be ran over by a train, dying while cursing him.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Considering that [[spoiler:Stewart]] willingly helped Nemesis with his atrocities and is actively gloating about it its not hard to feel sorry when Nemesis blows his brains out.
* LightIsNotGood: Nemesis who is a villain in a pure white costume
* MedicalRapeAndImpregnate: [[spoiler: Nemesis artificially inseminates Blake's daughter using her own brother's sperm. Nemesis then made sure that, if they made her have an abortion, Blake's daughter would never be able to bear more children. She is later seen with triplets]].
* OneManArmy: During the prison break away scene, Nemesis mows down 97 riot cops by himself in front of some convicts just to show what he is capable of.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: When Blake is faced with a SadisticChoice, the President or his wife, both of whom are rigged with explosives, the President enforced a third option. He gets in Nemesis' face and orders Blake to blow him up.]]
* RefugeInAudacity: The only way "Holy shit. I'm covered in old person." works at all.
* RuleOfCool: How else is Nemesis able to stay on the outside of a plane mid-flight?
* SadisticChoice: Nemesis puts Blake through this at the climax where he [[spoiler: straps chest bombs in his wife and the President's chest, forcing Black to choose between saving his family or his career.]]
%%* ShowDontTell: The first issue breaks this rule.
* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:When Nemesis forces Blake to chose between saving his wife and the President, the choice is taken out of his hand when the President decides to take out Nemesis himself and orders Blake to detonate the bomb strapped on him]].
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Exaggerated in the most ludicrous way, though in letter format instead of an actual video tape. [[spoiler:At the end of the comic, Blake receives a letter from Nemesis' benefactors congratulating him for defeating him and revealing they are an organization that provides bored rich people to live out a perverse supervillain fantasy. The kicker? The letter was written ''10 years'' ago and somehow managed to correctly predict all that happened in the comics such as Blake's daughter being impregnated and having triplets]].
* VillainProtagonist: The titular character, though Commissioner Blake shares as much screentime with him.
* VillainousBreakdown: Nemesis gets flustered when the [[spoiler:President is willing to die in order to stop him]], and is openly enraged after Blake beats the crap out of him.
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: Nemesis's costume is entirely white, leaving blood highly visible on it whenever he's slaughtering people.
* XanatosSpeedChess: This is what Blake's playing at least. Just as Nemesis planned he would.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Nemesis does this to his henchmen.

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