->'''Thief:''' Take a closer look at that contract.\\
'''Black Mage:''' What, you mean this part here? Ahem "Satisfaction guaranteed, or your treasure back"?\\
'''Thief:''' Yes. Now ''really'' concentrate on that line. See that harmless dot of ink between satisfaction and guaranteed?\\
'''Black Mage:''' Barely... ''what the'' --! You magnificent ''bastard!''\\
'''Thief:''' I invented it. It's called "super ultra fine print". I own the copyright, you owe me a quarter just for ''reading'' it!
-->--''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/10/08/episode-201-does-he-work-for-best-buyin-memory-of-jesse-james-schosek-and-nathan-larkins-we-will-miss-you/ episode 201]]
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* Captain Snow from ''{{Archipelago}}''.
* Chaos/Pandora in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.
* Dr. Light in the ''BobAndGeorge'' webcomic seems like a complete idiot from the beginning. He made all his robots for mundane household chores. and Never believes Dr. Wily is evil or believes Wily has amnesia after two times trying to take over the world. However when the massive robot Gamma is destroyed [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020803 Well just see]]
* Thief of ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-bit Theater]]''. In a team full of [[DesignatedHero bastards]], Thief is the magnificent one. He has total control over the team and all its assets, (and those of anyone he meets) due to his extremely convoluted and loophole-laden contracts. He is capable of stealing anything from anyone that isn't bolted down '''and''' on fire (and has broken that distinction at least once), and once stole The Lich's soul out of its gem with nothing but logic (and can cause aneurysms with the same method). And to cap it all off, he stole his own class change from the ''future''. Case in point: [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2002/10/08/episode-201-does-he-work-for-best-buyin-memory-of-jesse-james-schosek-and-nathan-larkins-we-will-miss-you/ Black Mage's response to Thief's Super Ultra Fine Print.]]
** Arguably, the strip's creator, Brian Clevinger. He not only planned out a single gag ''[[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/06/26/episode-434-wouldnt-you-like-to-know/ five years]] [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/05/19/episode-1129-there/ in advance]]'', but he also planned the events of the entire strip so that [[spoiler:the ButtMonkey that is the Onion Kid eventually becomes the damn-near-omniscient JerkAss that is Sarda]].
*** One more for you: [[spoiler: Look at [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/03/20/episode-007-kamehameha-or-something/ this]]. [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2010/02/20/episode-1221-longest-set-up-in-webcomic-history/ Here is the result.]] He lampshades it too; the second strip is called "Longest Set-Up In Webcomic History.]]
** Then there's his ability to deal with the [[EvilVizier treacherous viziers]]. It's an Elven court. It's ''all'' viziers.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' actually uses the phrase [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=080911 here]].
** Not to mention Bun-Bun, especially during the Holiday Wars arc -- "Well-a-ho-ho-freakin'-ho. Are we in for a year of great holiday fun or what???" Too bad his shadow was such an UnwittingPawn...
** Though Torg's contingency planning isn't as tight as this trope requires, he still managed an impressive enough streak of Magnificent Bastardry to continue manipulating criminal overlords who believe him to be ObfuscatingStupidity, and remain completely off the radar of the criminal overlords he's actually gunning for.
* Aldran of ''Webcomic/AntiHeroes''. There's many examples, but [[http://antiheroescomic.com/comic/163 this]] comic can be taken as proof all on its own.
* Lampshaded in ''AnsemRetort'', where Zexion rates {{plan}}s on a scale of 1-5 [[Film/TheGodfather Michael Corleones]].
* The character [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Harkovast/index.php?p=487320 Ki]], from ''Harkovast''. He enjoys lengthy, cynical inner monologues. For example, [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Harkovast/index.php?p=512853 his philosophy]] on heroism is an interesting one!
* ''DominicDeegan'' has several: The Infernomancer, his demonic patron Karnak, and, at least some of the time, Celesto Morgan and [[AloofOlderBrother Jacob Deegan]] (the latter two sometimes act more like [[WorthyOpponent Worthy Opponents]], too honorable for true Bastardry). Helixa might be considered one, too, and Dominic himself has certain tendencies in that direction, being at times insufferably smug about his abilities, and given to [[{{Chessmaster}} manipulating events to suit his interests]] (see especially the Snowsong story arc).
* Dr. Rocket of TheSuperFogeys: a CardCarryingVillain who [[ImAHumanitarian eats barbecued orphans]] and will feed your eyeballs to his pet bunny rabbit if you tick him off. Also, he uses an expy of MySpace to promote his world domination plans. What more do you want?
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** For a heroic (or at least, non-villainous) example, there's Lord Shojo. He [[ObfuscatingInsanity Obfuscated Senility]] so that he could play the nobles off against each other and by-pass the tedious problem of avoiding assassination squads. And he did it so well that not only did he keep the entire city running smoothly for nearly half a century (which is a quite a feat when you've got [[KnightTemplar Templar Paladins]] mixing with your [[AristocratsAreEvil duplicitous noble gentry]]), but after he was gone, despite the fact that the ex-inhabitants of Azure City nearly descended into civil war trying to take power for themselves and assign blame, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0533.html his authority (in the form of his cat) is still unquestioned.]] He almost achieved VetinariJobSecurity[[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0407.html ... almost.]] In addition, when he died he chose to stay dead, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0410.html which pretty much sent the "Haha! Suck it, losers..." message back to the world of the living.]]
---> '''Shojo:''' What about you, halfling? Any complaints about how I run my kingdom?
---> '''[[TokenEvilTeammate Belkar:]]''' Complaints?! Dude, you make paladins clean your cat's litter box. You're my hero.
** The IFCC, a trio of fiends playing some kind of elaborate game with an unknown goal, are manipulating their way forward so slickly they must know exactly what they're doing even if we don't. Anyone managing to make someone make a DealWithTheDevil even when they are GenreSavvy about the trope needs to be one heck of a manipulator.
** General Tarquin is always on top of what happens, never rattled, and DangerouslyGenreSavvy to the point of subverting NarrativeCausality to his will. What he's actually doing is perpetrating an Illuminati-style conspiracy with his adventuring companions over the entire Western Continent, ensuring that rule of every nation will soon be in the hands of six people. He's got it all planned so that he'll get to play the villain for a few decades before a hero inevitably stops him -- getting to live as a king and then live on as a legend, since he's bound to make such an epic story and EvilIsCool. After he explains this to Elan, causing him to run away in terror, Tarquin just stands there...[[AGlassOfChianti and smoothly takes a drink.]]
*** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0763.html Here's the specific comic described above where we really grasp just how magnificent Tarquin can be, aptly titled "Plotting Something".]]
* [[http://mitchclem.com/nothingnice/224/ This Nothing Nice To Say comic]]
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has General Levaughn Matsui "Hugo" Xinchub, a magnificent bastard who controlled pretty much everything for quite a while, until outdone by Tagon, a magnificent bastard in his own right. [[spoiler:The true mark of Ximchub's magnificence was in becoming King of the planet he was exiled to, and escaping various plots by faking his own death.]]
** But, no one compares to Petey when it comes to bastardry magnificent.
* Charlie, from ''{{Erfworld}}'', is laid out to be the ''Magnificent Bastard'' of the Wargame world of Erfworld. However, it turns out that Parson is too alien and unpredictable to make his {{plan}}s work, just because of how differently Parson sees his world (as a Wargame world, while its inhabitants only see it as "world"). More recently, as Charlie thought he was being clever in his mindgames against Parson, Parson showed him that he discovered more than Charlie out of the deal (namely [[spoiler: that Parson's Mathamancy artifact could predict the future]]).
** Well, extrapolate statistical probabilities, at any rate.
* Seth from ''{{Sorcery 101}}'' definitely counts. At one point, he ''fingered'' a woman he was fighting. While she had the heel of one of her stilettos ''lodged in his skull.''
** And ''won the fight because of it''.
* King Radical of ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' has managed to reach this status at the end of the "Doc Gets Rad" arc. He manages to [[spoiler:trick the Doctor into disposing of his former nemesis, who was the only entity (supposedly) who could help the Doc catch him.]] And he did it RADICALLY.
* Tarvek Sturmvoraus of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. When BigBad [[DemonicPossession possessed]] another powerhouse and they switched without any warning, he played them both for hours, in such a way that he would be not only alive, but on the winning side whoever wins. Later he instantly made up to his underling he riled into hating his guts ''for years'' in such a way that she wasn't formally subservient to the BigBad any more, he could rely on her assisting an operation saving his life, ''and'' she was blackmailed into silence about a fact that could treaten the legitimacy of his authority. While feeling himself, ahem, ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090812 the prettiest frog in this entire pond!!]]''.
** Ostensibly [[TheLoad quite useless]] [[spoiler:Zola, grand mistress of ObfuscatingStupidity to such a degree that the Magnificent Tarvek (as well as Gil) considered her a mere DamselScrappy for ''years''. When she showed up again in Mechanicsburg as a figurehead "Heterodyne" for some conspirators, she ''told Gil outright'' that she uses ObfuscatingStupidity, yet not even the readers saw it coming when she single-handedly knocked out every single one of the protagonists and [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] the only one to regain consciousness. When she re-awakened the BigBad and got StrappedToAnOperatingTable for it, she managed to XanatosSpeedChess her way out of literally losing her mind and into ''holding a copy of the BigBad prisoner in her head''. As of the time of this writing, she was last seen successfully convincing ''another'' copy of said BigBad that ''she is a copy as well''.]]
* Snadhya'rune of ''{{Drowtales}}'' is the predominant MagnificentBitch in the series even though she's only appeared in a few pages so far. Just watch her [[spoiler:manipulate her mother into believing that she was on her side while orchestrating the Nidraa'chal War behind her back]] or in the side story [[http://www.drowtales.com/archiveContest2009.php?order=chapters&id=7 Empress To Be]] [[http://www.drowtales.com/archiveContest2009.php?order=chapters&id=17 kick major ass with her summons]] while [[http://www.drowtales.com/archiveContest2009.php?order=chapters&id=20 leaving toothmarks all over the scenery]]. InAWorld where {{Large Ham}}s are standard order in leaders Snadhya ''still'' manages to out-ham all of them.
** In the main story she's recently proven that she belongs here with TheReveal that [[spoiler:she had her daughter, Kalki, through the Jaal'darya in secret and avoided her mother finding out]] and to top it off [[spoiler:the "father" is one [[HomosexualReproduction Mel'arnach Val'Sarghress]]]]!
* [[http://hellbastardcomix.com/comics/birth-of-a-bastard/ Heinrich von Bastard, AKA Hellbastard]] [[IHaveManyNames AKA "Half-Face" Jack McBastard]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Giant Pirate]] should qualify: He built an enlarging ray during the Nepolianic wars to beat the British, became [[CrazyAwesome a giant half-skeleton pirate with an anchor for a hand and a cannon for a gun]], was swallowed by a hell-bound leviathan, built an old west town in its guts then told the inhabitants to make alcohol out of their own blood (they don't die since time flows differently in hell, and the inside of the beast counts), then built [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Arachniskullcano]] [[IslandBase island]] as his base to take over the world while doing [[RuleOfCool whatever the hell he pleases]] with/to his soldiers, such as [[TheNicknamer naming them]] after semi-obscure BBC shows and not explaining why (note: Hellbastard the creator is Australian) or having kidnapped orphans do VideoGame/HalfLife training with roast chickens substituting for headcrabs.
** I suppose his TricksterMentor Hell[[StarWars Yoda]] (imagine him as a demon pimp with [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs lots of fun drugs]]) also qualifies.
* Hat Guy from Webcomic/{{xkcd}}.
* Nickolai Alaric of TwoKinds. He played XanatosSpeedChess so well that even [[spoiler:his own death]] couldn't derail his plot, and was indeed factored in as a controlled variable. All to right a wrong against his best friend. Not to mention he's a charismatic, likable rat bastard, too.
** Seems to be a form of ThanatosGambit as well.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has several notable examples: Vriska seems to be going for this, but is actually really bad at it: not only is she extremely NOT charismatic, but she can't actually manipulate anyone without resorting to using her PsychicPowers, is constantly OutGambitted, and never really accomplishes anything.
** Terezi, on the other hand, doesn't need any psychic powers, she can manipulate people into doing whatever she wants just by being skilled at pressing people's buttons, and she's frighteningly good at it. She even managed to trick ''an omniscient being'' into carrying out a revenge plot for her. Of course, being able to read minds probably helps.
** The ultimate example, however, would be [[spoiler: Doc Scratch]]. Not only is he a master manipulator responsible for [[TheChessmaster orchestrating nearly every event in the story]], he managed to set up an epic XanatosGambit spanning the entire history of no less than ''four universes''. And he does it all while remaining [[AffablyEvil cool, charismatic, and an excellent host]], or without ever actually lying (unless you count lies of omission, which he says do not exist).
*** An example: when he plays chess, he doesn't react to his opponent's moves. He gives his opponent all of his moves at the start of the game, and still wins.
** Some would contend that Hussie himself is the greatest of the Magnificent Bastards. All of his appearances lead into each other across massive swaths of the story, and every single thing he says becomes true anyways, and yet he is an actual living character within, AND YET writes the story. From within the story. He takes the paradoxical nature of Homestuck's timeline to another level entirely. Not to mention the fact that [[spoiler: his death is a major storyline point, and as he is creator of said storyline within the comic, his death is going to become infinitely more complex by the end.]]
*** Oh, and that he takes pleasure and pride in trolling the readers.
* Mike from ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' absolutely takes the cake on this one when he [[http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/comic/book-13/04-remedial-adulthood/proposal/ proposes to Amber in a way only Mike can.]]
* Wizard of Accursed Dragon. He's got brilliant planning and is ridiculously resourceful. He seems to be able to escape everything and has enchanted robes to protect from stabbing. (People try to use swords on him a lot.)
* Ariana of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower''. She is essentially the PR rep and lawyer for a bunch of superheroes and the government agency they'll be working for, so she'd need to be one to do a good job. By the press conference she's showing just what a strategist she is.
* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'': U4 Buu, even more so than his original counterpart.
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