[[MagnificentBastard The villains (or morally ambiguous) who make doing evil look like an artform.]]

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* [[http://scifimafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/johnglover.jpg Lionel Luthor]] from Series/{{Smallville}}.
* [[http://img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com/dfb90a5f2fccaa45c787781f73e8c771/http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7049/azula6mq.jpg Azula]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
** From the sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', we have [[http://avatarthelegendofkorra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Voicescreen1.png Amon]].
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lelouch_lemperouge.jpg Lelouch]] from Anime/CodeGeass.
* [[http://rpmedia.ask.com/ts?u=/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a0/Cc_kane_shot.jpg/256px-Cc_kane_shot.jpg Kane]] from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer''.
* [[http://kidstrangelove.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/xanatos_schemes-sized.jpg David Xanatos]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
* [[http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/mass-effect-2-screenshot-illusive-man-martin-sheen.jpg.png The Illusive Man]] from ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
* [[http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/article/804/804317/metal-gear-solid-4-guns-of-the-patriots--20070712014610150_640w.jpg Revolver / Liquid Ocelot]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
* [[http://www.cultureblues.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/khan-khan.jpg Khan]] from ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.
* [[http://psxmedia.ign.com/media/reviews/image/reboot.10_640w.jpg Megabyte]] from WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}.
* [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/51/Megatron-beastwars.jpg Megatron]] from WesternAnimation/BeastWars.
* [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/55/SHODAN_hires.jpg/250px-SHODAN_hires.jpg SHODAN]] from ''VideoGame/SystemShock''.
* [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091108222604/starwars/images/thumb/b/be/Thrawn.JPG/410px-Thrawn.JPG Mitth'raw'nuruodo]], better known as [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Mitth%27raw%27nuruodo Thrawn]] from the StarWarsExpandedUniverse.
* A protagonist example in the form of [[http://www.byrneholics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Capture-74.png Tom Reagan]] from ''Film/MillersCrossing''.
* [[http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/movie/2007_onepiece/images_news/gallery/12.jpg Sir Crocodile]] from OnePiece.
* [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7e/Ben_Linus2.jpg/250px-Ben_Linus2.jpg Benjamin Linus]] from ''Series/{{Lost}}''
* [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TLc2WMOjYGk/UBiTnaJYYCI/AAAAAAAACg4/QhiYi-y9RLw/s1600/gf9.jpeg Gustavo Fring]] from ''Series/BreakingBad''
* [[http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg227/ShasO_A/Digimon/xros%20wars/drknthmon.png DarkKnightmon]] from ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars''
* [[spoiler: [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/15/151221/2178034-hadesrenderw.png Hades]]]] from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''
* [[spoiler: [[http://www.mariowiki.com/images/thumb/3/3e/DimentioPose.JPG/200px-DimentioPose.JPG Dimentio]]]] from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''
* [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121215173011/gameofthrones/images/e/e7/Littlefingerheadshotpromo.jpg Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish]] from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and ''Series/GameOfThrones''
* [[http://uploads.dragonballencyclopedia.com/c/c8/KingPiccoloTDB01.png King Piccolo]] from ''Manga/DragonBall''