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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:

* 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 tells Blake that he is the son of two complete psychos Blake busted and sent to their deaths [[spoiler: but it's all lies. The son in question died before the story even began. Nemesis is just some rich, bored guy looking for kicks as a supervillain.]]
* GambitRoulette: Over the course of the book the [[SerialEscalation ante is sequentially upped]] until the planners appear to have outright clairvoyant omniscience.
* 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 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
* VillainProtagonist: The titular character, though Commissioner Blake shares as much screentime with him.
* VillainousBreakdown: Nemesis gets flustered when the 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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