* [[spoiler:Chaos]] from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries''. Let's break it down, shall we? He has spent centuries manipulating humanity's most powerful figureheads in order to create worldwide chaos,. He is a [[CombatPragmatist ruthless tactician]] and a nigh unstoppable BadAss. Not to mention being [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys quite a hit with the ladies]]. (Although how much of that last part is simply his own bragging is up for debate). And he tops it all of by being [[DeadpanSnarker witty]], [[LaughablyEvil funny]], [[AwesomeEgo charismatic]] and all in all, just [[EvilIsCool a joy to watch]].
* Draco from ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'' took lessons on how to be one, but so far he's only a beginner. The true MagnificentBastard of this fanfic is, of course the one and only Professor Quirrell. Without spoiling anything:
*** Exhibit A: The Pioneer plaque [[spoiler:is a horcrux.]]
*** Exhibit B: [[ItMakesSenseInContext The remains of a beautiful blue beetle are seen in his office]] [[spoiler:suggesting that he has killed Rita Skeeter.]]
*** Exhibit C: Bellatrix Black [[spoiler:has been broken out of prison by him and Harry.]]
** Harry himself has the goals of a GuileHero and the tactics of a MagnificentBastard.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8897431/12/Child-of-the-Storm Child of the Storm]]'' has at least five already: [[ReformedButNotTamed Loki]], [[TheChessmaster Dumbledore]], [[DiscOneFinalBoss Lucius Malfoy]], [[BigGood Odin]] and [[GoodIsNotNice Director Nick]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Fury]].
* Shinji from ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'', who eventually [[spoiler:gets Gendo fired and imprisoned by ''[[WoundedGazelleGambit punching himself in the face]]'']].
--->"Gendo was left alone, blinking, wondering... 'What the hell just happened?'"
:::''[[Literature/FightClub "I am Jack's smirking revenge."]]'' ''Directly'' lifted... and only adding to his brilliance.
** A few chapters later, Fuyutsuki invokes the trope by name when [[spoiler:Gendo returns to power]].
* Loki, the BigBad of ''FanFic/MyLittleAvengers'', who has the rather telling nickname of "TheMagnificent". True, he probably gave himself the title as a bit of ego stroking, but he definitely lives up to it. At the climax of the story, he reveals that the ''entire plot'' up to that point was a GambitRoulette: by removing [[BigGood Celestia]] as a potential threat via depowering her, he causes a MassEmpoweringEvent that lays the potential for the world ruled by magic he's long [[VisionaryVillain envisioned]], and more importantly insures that [[TheHero Big Mac]] will end up with {{t|rueCompanions}}eammates -- teammates that Loki can threaten in order to force Mac to surrender Thor's powers to him. [[spoiler:And it works perfectly, with him only being defeated afterwards due to Pinkie being a bigger SpannerInTheWorks than anticipated.]] He also shows that he anticipated [[spoiler:[[BastardUnderstudy Trixie's]] betrayal]] and deals with it effortlessly. Hell, he even manages to [[spoiler:''die'']] with style -- [[spoiler:as he lays dying from [[HoistByHisOwnPetard his own reflected spell]], he revels in the fact that the magic released by his death will mutate all of Equestria, creating the world ruled by magic he's always wanted, then [[GoOutWithASmile dies with a smile]]]].
* Axel is portrayed as this in almost all of KingdomHearts fan fic, both Canon and AlternateUniverse.
* The Naruto fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4637731/1/Yakuza "Yakuza"]] makes one out of Hinata, of all people. Let me break it down for you: the Rookie 9, Team Gai, and the Sand Siblings all play a game of Yakuza, with Lee and Hinata as the yakuza. They both manipulated everyone into killing the Genin they didn't kill themselves, and at the end, Hinata [[spoiler:betrayed Lee, causing him to kill himself in confusion, and refused to kill Naruto, leaving them the sole survivors, with Naruto taking her for ramen to celebrate.]]
* [[spoiler:[[OriginalCharacter V]]]] in a ''FanFic/ACureForLove''. She is literally behind ''everything'' in the first arc [[spoiler:[[EvilVersusEvil before she is ultimately]] OutGambitted by Light.]] She stole Kira's ([[spoiler:Higuchi]]'s) power and she manages to fool L into thinking she is trustworthy. She integrates herself onto the Kira taskforce and L's investigation while the entire time [[spoiler:she is in actuality the leader of Astraea, the terrorist organization that the taskforce is investigating. [[SpannerInTheWorks if not for Light and Matsuda]] she would have succeeded in killing L with a [[YouGotMurder letter laced with sarin]] and if not for [[SpannerInTheWorks Misa and Rem]] she would have succeeded in stealing power from Kira. She is also the one who manipulated events so that Light would regain his Kira memories-[[EvilIsNotAToy this would ultimately lead to her undoing.]]]]
* ''Fanfic/GameTheory'' turns [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Precia]] into one of these. This version of her did ''not'' go AxCrazy, and she remains {{pragmatic|Villainy}}, methodical, and highly effective, [[BitchInSheepsClothing affecting an outward veneer of compassion]] while still being a ruthless, ManipulativeBastard [[spoiler:who plays Nanoha like a fiddle.]] Ultimately, [[spoiler:she [[FakingTheDead fools the TSAB into thinking she is dead]] and succeeds in bringing her daughter back to life.]]
* [[BigBad Erasmius Servius]] from the Elder Scrolls fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3332559/1/434-The-Last-Year-of-the-Third-Era 434: The Last Year of the Third Era]]'' definitely qualifies. He manipulates every one of his enemies with relative ease, and even when Plan A of [[spoiler: his bid to become emperor]] fails, he doesn't panic at all; he simply falls back on his other plan: [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustScamCthulhu trapping the]] [[EldritchAbomination Daedric Lord Molag Bal]] and using him to power a thousand-foot tall war machine]]. And true to the trope, when [[spoiler: he wakes up in the afterlife and finds out he's likely going to have his soul torn apart by the Daedra for daring to outsmart them, he doesn't do much besides [[GracefulLoser accept defeat calmly]] and enjoy what little solitude he has left before eternal torment]].
* In ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'', or rather, its sequel, Draco Malfoy is showing signs of this, after casually pulling a SherlockScan on some of the most dangerous people in existence while drinking tea.
-->'''Draco''': Potter, when people expect to see a pretty face, that is all they see.
* Lately, this has started to be seen with Albus Dumbledore in many Literature/HarryPotter fics. We'd list them, but there are too many to list.
* Harry Potter in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3559907/1/What-Would-Slytherin-Harry-Do What Would Slytherin Harry Do?]]'' is an expert RulesLawyer and he makes frequent use of {{Xanatos Gambit}}s.
* The Fanfic/{{Uplifted}} series features a few examples of this trope. Erwin Rommel is the trope namer and best example in the series, but it is really Admiral Halid Zorah who takes the cake. A brilliant diplomat and negotiator, he is responsible for organizing the coup against the [[spoiler:Nazis]]. Hanala Jarva seems to be one in training, as she is brilliantly manipulative and cunning, despite her youth and inexperience which shows. John Hoch, from what we've seen in the interludes is certainly one, and Joachim Hoch seems to have the potential, at least in his later years. Not surprising as John and Joachim are actually the ancestors of the [[spoiler:Illusive Man]].
* Ivana M. Kiljoy from the [[ChipAndDaleRescueRangers Rescue Rangers]] epic fanfic [[http://rangerwiki.net/index.php?title=Rhyme_and_Reason Rhyme And Reason]] is this in ''spades.'' Without spoiling too much, she manages to kidnap Monty, Dale, Gadget and Zipper and subject them to tormenting and deadly challenges, while at the same time, making Chip travel all over the city in order to find rhyming hints to save them. She demonstrates an incredible intellect and {{genre savv|y}}iness, a deep knowledge of the Rangers' personal histories (almost all of her clues and trials relate to a past case in some way), and an utter disregard for both human and animal life.
* ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'':
** Princess Platinum, due to the throne of the Kingdom of Unicorns being effectively [[PuppetKing a figurehead]] by the time she takes it, was forced to spend her entire reign manipulating her entire DeadlyDecadentCourt in order to get things done the way she wanted. Then, after the Warming, she realized that the nobles were risking the newfound peace between the tribe, so she [[spoiler:had most of them killed]] -- something that was both viewed in universe as a KickTheSonOfABitch moment and had had the groundwork laid ''years'' in advance -- before stepping down from the throne for the newly formed Equestria. [[spoiler:And then she [[ThanatosGambit kills herself]] ([[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident making it look like an accident]], of course) in order to end the royal line and finally break what power the nobles had left.]]
*** Though you'd never know it from the main narrative, [[AllThereInTheManual side stories]] deconstruct this trope, showing how someone who thinks in such detailed plans would have trouble seeing the line between casual interaction and the shuffling of chess pieces.
** General [[GeniusBruiser Wind Whistler]], who spent her whole career as a Chief-Of-Staff standing up to [[TheCaligula Commander Sullamander]] and denying as many of her outrageous decrees as possible, and managed to survive her defiance. Then, on top of that, she manipulates several of her fellow Generals into staging a coup against Sullamander -- simultaneous to a GladiatorRevolt led by her lover Hurricane -- that succeeds in bringing her down [[spoiler:though it costs Wind Whistler her life as well.]]
** [[HeroicBastard Lady Cripps the Pink]], who's such a tactical genius that during the [[MeleeATrois Lake Trot Crisis]], she not only beats the Celestine Junta -- the greatest military force in the world -- but her forces suffer only ''one'' casualty... who dies from ''choking on a sandwich''.
* [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty]] in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime''. Having survived Reichenbach, he CameBackWrong (with MerlinSickness), TookALevelInBadass... and now vividly demonstrates just what a monster can do if [[EvilCannotComprehendGood he does comprehend Good]]. He's TheChessmaster, TheCorrupter, the ConsummateLiar -- DangerouslyGenreSavvy and [[TheUnfettered Unfettered]]. Having somewhat more of a heart than he did in the Canon actually makes him ''that'' much more dangerous, which Literature/SherlockHolmes very quickly discovers.
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8897431/1/ Child of the Storm]] an Avengers/Harry Potter crossover, Loki indicates that though he is good these days, he is still one of these and a ChessMaster to boot, as well as being all the more terrifying for being sane, as he is no longer burdened by SmugSnake tendencies. He also tells fellow MagnificentBastard Dumbledore that he knows his schemes - which he demonstrates through a chess metaphor, and he is willing to tolerate them, even assist them, but if they hurt his brother or his nephew (Harry) - and he will know, because he will be watching - then he will have nowhere to hide.
** Dumbledore smiles. This suggests that in his eyes, it is AllAccordingToPlan.
** Loki also very publicly offers several wizard children who lost their parents in New York the chance to kill him, with it being very clear that he knows that they could never do it.
* [[Fanfic/CrisisEquestria Lord Silvertongue]] comes up with a plan that will further his goals. If that plan fails, he twists the failure so precisely that it becomes a success somehow as part of a new plan. His manipulation, charisma, and [[MeaningfulName silver tongue]] allow him to get the better of every creature he interacts, including [[spoiler:Nihila, a goddess that exemplifies evil traits, including deception.]]
* From Fanfic/YoungJusticeDarknessFalls we have both Vandal Savage and Lex Luthor. While Savage is more diplomatic than magnificent, he still organizes the attack on the watchtower, takes control of war world, and even plots to have all earth converted into OneWorldOrder like a boss. Luthor is much more of a bastard, and perhaps even more so when he [[TheStarscream betrays the operations of the light]] in order to weaken their positions so that when Vandal stepped over the line, he might become leader of the light. He also worked in plain sight as a UN representative, almost taking total political control of the league, and still managing to cover his tracks when his own bodyguard helps one of Darkseid's pawns escape. Luthor is just in control of his actions and influences for most of the fic.
* Mercury from the [[InheritanceCycle Inheritance Cycle]] fanfic series "A dance of Shadow and Light" by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/3779251/Ocadioan Ocadioan]]. While undoubtedly a ManipulativeBastard with NervesOfSteel all the way through, [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain he becomes even more devious and charismatic the further down he is on the morale spiral that the series seems to focus on.]]
** As of [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9998018/1/Phoenix-fire Phoenix-fire]], he has become [[spoiler:sort of the VillainProtagonist]] with a plan, where just a single step on it is to [[spoiler:TakeOverTheWorld]], and an as of yet [[HiddenAgendaVillain unidentified endgame.]]
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