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Apparently, even static images are able to [[LargeHam overact]]. While hammy villains are no stranger to the other categories, they seem to have an even higher concentration in the world of comics.
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* The graphic novel ''Webcomic/TwiceBlessed'' has Cade Masters, [[http://www.twiceblessedcomic.com/?webcomic_post=9 ADVENTURER EXTRAORDINAIRE!]]
* "[[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doom]] is displeased that people think he underacts. [[http://doomcomicdrama.ytmnd.com/ Doom NEVER underacts]]. ''Doom'' is also displeased that some [[Comicbook/{{Doom}} one-shot video-game tie-in]] lout is calling himself DOOM in the third person! There is only one [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOM]] - ''[[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor]]'' DOOM! These are clearly plots by that perfidious dolt '''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour REED RICHARDS!!]]'''"
** Lampshaded during the ''{{Onslaught}}'' saga; Joseph was telling Comicbook/CaptainAmerica about being rescued by someone and Cap interrupted to say he knew it was Dr. Doom. When Joseph asked how Cap knew that, Cap's answer was "Frankly, the entrance line ''alone'' told me that much."
** Also lampshaded during a cameo appearance in ''The Amazing Comicbook/SpiderMan'', in which Doom expresses displeasure at being escorted through the public terminal of an airport due to mechanical difficulties [[spoiler: (amusingly, the guard turns out to be Captain America undercover.)]]:
--->'''Doom''': Typical shoddy American workmanship. Such incompetence would not be permitted in the Latveria of -- '''DOCTOR DOOM'''.
--->'''Guard''': How do you do that?
--->'''Doom''': Do what?
--->'''Guard''': Speak in all capitals like that?
--->'''Doom''': Silence, minion.
** In an essay about his run on ''Fantastic Four'', Mark Waid once noted that "you know you've Doom's voice down when every single sentence contains at least one pompous adjective."
* ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} is full of this.
* [[ComicBook/SquadronSupreme Master Menace]], Marvel's alternate-universe equivalent of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor heavily mixed with SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, shamelessly chews the scenery whenever he appears.
* NormanOsborn has shown surprising talent for this trope when he staged an attack by the Green Goblin on Air Force One. It's filled with such delightfully hammy lines as "GET BEHIND ME MR. PRESIDENT!" and "No Goblin! What YOU need is ''YOUR GLIDER!''" However, when it's Osborn in the Goblin suit, the ham quotient goes up to 11. [[AxCrazy As does the insanity quotient.]]
* Super-strong characters tend to get this way, especially those who are gods. Marvel has [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]] and [[Comicbook/TheMightyThor Thor]], DC has Orion of the Comicbook/NewGods, and now the ComicBook/DarkAvengers have Comicbook/{{Ares}}. Who possibly tops Thor for sheer hamminess.
** Thor has the excuse that he comes from a ''{{world|OfHam}}'' [[WorldOfHam of ham]] -- Asgard. Where you know the inevitable fate of the scenery the moment anyone at all opens their mouth.
* [[ComicBook/TheSandman Destruction of the Endless]], who was modeled after Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}!
* [[{{Galactus}} "I am GALACTUS...]] [[ChewingTheScenery And I HUNGER!]]"
* When Creator/StanLee was still writing comics, he wrote ''every character'' this way. Lee himself has shared his love of ham on ''many'' occasions. ''[[Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero "EXCELSIOR!"]]''
* Pick a Creator/JackKirby character. Any Jack Kirby character. And when Lee and Kirby collaborated, it was something to behold.
** This is probably a big reason why the ComicBook/FantasticFour cemented so many Marvel-specific tropes in the late [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] and [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]].
* Of all the characters that qualify for this trope, '''ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}''' deserves a special mention.
* Falstaff (again) in the ''[[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Seven Soldiers of Victory]]'' story from ''Leading Comics'' #14, "The Bandits from the Books." In a story where everyone talks in all capitals and ends their sentences with exclamation points, his dialogue is in bigger, bolder type with more exclamation points. He even [[MundaneMadeAwesome makes eating a banana sound epic]].
* A rare instance where the ''narrator'' is a LargeHam occurs in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers: Frankenstein.''
--> "All in a day's work...for '''''FRANKENSTEIN!'''''"
* The ''X-Men'' villain Mojo. Even in the UltimateUniverse where he's human. If the Joker were a fat, alien media tycoon, this is who you'd get. Mojo runs a world where people are engineered to be reality TV stars. Needless to say some of these people are quite the large hams when they come over to 616, Shatterstar for example
* Rasputin in ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' has a tendency to ham it up even when he's losing. In his final appearance, as a ghost, he was ''shouting a hysterical tirade at a god''. She didn't take it too well.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} is displeased that thou hast not included me into this page.
* ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'''s Caged Demonwolf. He spends all of his time as a voice emanating from the [[SealedEvilInACan alien power-draining bondage gear he's stuck in]], but even as a talking inanimate object, he has the biggest speech balloons and an endless supply of {{Expospeak Gag}}s. The sinister, sealed sovereign's hammery rivals that of [[Creator/BrianBlessed blessed Brian]] himself!
--> "Heh, heh, heh. The merely mortal ''fools'' have failed to perceive [[ThirdPersonPerson the ravening shadowlord's]] burgeoning ''powers of suggestion''! And by the time they ''do'' -- ''too late'' will it be -- for [[ThirdPersonPerson the sinister snuffer of civilisations]] will have seized ABSOLUTE CONTROL of the much-vaunted '''TV REMOTE'''!!!"
* Franchise/{{Spide|rMan}}y gets to ham it up and have fun doing so in his ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures'' team up with Comicbook/DoctorStrange. In fact, the level of ham becomes essential in bluffing a CosmicEntity, who is blind and can't see how small the "Great Hidden One Known As The Spider Man" is.
* Spidey purposely took the ham UpToEleven in his own title, during the "Identity Crisis" storyline, where he took four new superhero identities while a fugitive, specifically in his identity as Prodigy. (An exaggerated version of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] heroes.) When he finally ditched that identity and the other three, he told Mary Jane that "even WesternAnimation/MightyMouse wouldn't say half the things" he had said as Prodigy.
* For that matter, Strange himself too, on ''many'' occasions. His {{Magical Incantation}}s were what appealed him to fans in the first place. (Like, "By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth." Or, "By the All-Seeing Eye of Aggamoto.")
* The Blue Blade from ''TheTwelve'' or, as he would announce, "'''''The Bluuuue Blaaaaaade!!!'''''", was an Creator/ErrolFlynn wannabe, with the camp elements of his original design turned up to eleven for laughs.
* Sergei Korolev (the head of the Soviet space program during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar) is like this in public in the graphic novel ''Laika'' ("All because of that lying b*stard, GLUSHKO!"), but in private, it turns out he's actually much quieter and very sad.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, especially in the Comics Code Authority days, ''thrives'' on this trope.
* Black Mask, especially during Creator/JuddWinick's run on Franchise/{{Batman}}.
-->''I swear to God! I spent serious quality time thinking about ways to TORTURE your irritating, BOMB-THROWING BUTT '''TO DEATH!'''''

-->''Brother... I am ready to '''TORCH''' this hell hole into '''ASH'''... to '''KILL''' every sad mouth breather who was dumb enough to live here... and I'm ready to '''GO DOWN WITH THE SHIP'''. And between the two of us, little man... we both know '''I'M''' the one who's not afraid to die.''
* Haazen from ''Comicbook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' is one; during that sequence when he reveals his evil plan and blows up the courtyard with the fleet, he screams, "Let the Fire of Truth Rain Down." Of course, the man's spent almost his entire life forced into the role of the fawning servant, unable to act otherwise in public without blowing his cover. Under those conditions, the culmination of the EvilPlan he's been working on for decades ''deserves'' a bit of ham.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
* ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueInternational'' villain Manga Khan is not only the founder and former president emeritus of the Manga Khan School of Melodrama, he suffers from a disorder that causes him to behave in a ridiculously grandiose manner. He neglects to take his medication because he's in denial.
* Spider Jerusalem from ''Comicbook/{{Transmetropolitan}}''.
--> "Who did you vote for vermin woman? ''Did'' you vote? Can you ''Read?'' Have you got ''Thumbs?'' '''Show me your fucking Thumbs! THUMBS!'''"
* Vitamin Flintheart from ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''. He was originally designed as a parody of John Barrymore.
* [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Orange Lantern]] Larfleeze: The greediest creature in the universe!
--> "The spotlight is MINE! This wiki is MINE! If you're reading this page, you're MINE! The blinky cursor letters are mine, too!"
* Superboy Prime frequently demonstrates that his power levels are Silver Age and hamminess is no exception. "I'LL KILL YOU! I'LL KILL YOU TO ''DEATH''!!
* R. Crumb's ComicBook/FritzTheCat is very hammy in a number of early strips.
* Most of the Comicbook/{{Azrael}}s had a penchant for this.
-->"Know that men call you '''liar'''! Know that men call you '''betrayer'''! Know that men call you '''defiler'''! [[BadassBoast Therefore, it is the duty of the angel Azrael to bring you]] '''[[PrepareToDie punishment]]''' -- [[LargeHam the punishment of]] '''death by [[FlamingSword fiery sword]]!"'''
-->--'''Azrael (Ludovic Valley),''' [[spoiler: shortly before being shot multiple times]].
* Every single major character in ''Comicbook/TheMetabarons'' by Creator/AlejandroJodorowsky.
* From ComicBook/TheNewGuardians, [[http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3218/snowflamedesnewguardian.jpg Snowflame]], who is powered by cocaine, and deems himself a "TRUE GOD" after beating up some nobody.
* ComicBook/{{Logicomix}} depicted Ludwig Wittgenstein as being like this.
* [[ComicBook/MaximumCarnage This is your old pal Carnage saying you can't spell slaughter without laughter,]] '''[[EvilLaughter AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]'''
* [[ComicBook/LesLegendaires Les Légendaires]] have several of these. One of the most notable examples includes Captain Shamira, Shimy's mother, who often delivers {{Badass Boast}}s in an overly aggressive tone.
** Of course, considering EvilIsHammy and what the villains are, [[SorcerousOverlord Darkhell]], [[EvilSorcerer Skroa]], [[GodOfEvil Anathos]] and [[PuppeteerParasite Abyss]] all displayed large ham tendencies. Notably, most of them are usually quite calm (though still having a taste for EvilGloating), but will easily go full large ham when excited or angry.
** Elysio had a very hammy moment at his introduction [[spoiler:(which was most likely a foreshadowing of the fact he was actually an amnesiac Darkhell)]]. After [[spoiler:Darkhell and him split up]], however, he seems to have lost this tendency and become calmer.
* The titular character in ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' was incredibly hammy even by most vampire standards. Every issue had him speaking in terms like these:
-->'''{{Dracula}}''': Feel HONORED clod--Be PROUD that your pitiful life can be used to further MINE. You did not DIE for any peasant...but for Dracula--LORD OF THE DAMNED!
* Rainbow Dash, the Cloud Gremlins, and the TV news anchorpony in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries'' Issue #2 .
* Sporting her Season 1 look hasn't stopped Luna from showing she's the real Princess of Ham in the second story-arc of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'':
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' "One more chance" to what?
-->'''Princess Luna:''' '''To claim what [[BigBad Nightmare Moon]] [[TheNightThatNeverEnds promised]] - An all powerful [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil kingdom of their own!]]''' *said while on her hind legs with a dramatic lunar eclipse in the background*
** Pinkie Pie turns up the ham when she confronts her nightmares in Issue #6.
-->'''Pinkie:''' I am the '''''MOST''''' laughter-giving, fun-having, friend-making pony ever! '''''YOU HAVE NO POWER OVER ME!'''''
* '''"[[{{Comicbook/Annihilation}} ANNIHILUS]] IS THE WILL AND THE WAY AND HE WILL NOT BE DENIED!"''' Marvel's Annihilus always refers to himself in the [[ThirdPersonPerson 3rd person]], always shrieks at the top of whatever it is giant purple-and-green bugs have instead of lungs, and got a whole Cosmic CrisisCrossover named after him, during which he murdered '''billions''' and threw frequent temper tantrums because all of creation wasn't dying quickly enough.
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Actress'' manages to pull this off as StylisticSuck with Latraviata, in static images. She's a famous Roman theatre actress and thus acts out her [[TheIngenue ingenue]] character like a {{Melodrama}}tic [[TheVamp sex bomb]].
* Doctor Dinosaur in ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo''.
-->"[[PaperThinDisguise BEHOLD!]] [[BlatantLies AN ORDINARY MOTORIST!]]"
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