* ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' has a truly magnificent one in its BigBad, [[spoiler:Lear Dunham]].
* If you play ''MitadakeHigh'' and are a charismatic Kira, as opposed to a n00b or someone lucky enough to run into the Eyes and get their help early, you ''will'' be one of these. It's basically a victory requirement.
* The eponymous ''BastardOperatorFromHell'', scourge of users, the Boss, the HR droids and the beancounters. Complete with his BastardUnderstudy, The Pimply Faced Youth.
* In ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', *US president Hugh Griffin, and of course *Otto von Bismarck (who's a bit different from his RealLife counterpart, but no less magnificent)!
** Russian Emperor Alexander II (not even the same man) also deserves a mention.
--->'''British Ambassador:''' Why have you declared war on Great Britain?!
--->'''Alexander:''' Because every Great Game must end in checkmate.
* The ''Literature/ChaosTimeline'' has several of them:
** Maffeo Servitore, of Florence, who's not coincidentally an {{Expy}} of Machiavelli.
** Alfred Kleiber, chancellor of German Atlantis (=America), who manages to unite the three Germanies (in Europe, North and South Atlantis) into one great superpower.
** And the New Roman emperors, who make Italy into another superpower owning lands on four continents.
* Michael-lan of ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', who is able to manipulate an entire interdimensional war to position himself in control of Heaven, and his ambitions might not even stop there.
** Mildly subverted by one of his motives being to prevent angelic extinction -- if his "muscle" had gone about their plans unabated, they might have very well taken out his native power base and possibly himself in the process... and, if they ever decide to do kill him, they most likely ''will'' succeed.
** Then Elhmas shows up...
* Konstantine Ivanov of Baade in ''VideoGame/ImperiumNova''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZi-9zovNsw Fancing Badboy Raphael De La Croix]] from Website/TheOnion.
* It's to be expected that ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' fanfiction contains a MagnificentBastard if the author is doing his job, but Gendo Ikari in ''[[Fanfic/AeonNatumEngel Aeon Natum Engel]]'' puts his narrative predecessor to shame; he actually seems ''incapable'' of doing even the most rudimentary of actions without dragging in a multi-layer {{plan}}.
** Although given some of the other characters, both {{Expy}}s and [=OCs=], he has competition. Not enough to lose (because, hey, he's Gendo), but enough that the story becomes a JigsawPuzzlePlot.
* On ''{{Neopets}}'', there was one villain who was in one of those events where you pick a side in a conflict. Darigan was an early one, and he's notable in that he managed to get most of the players on his side, making him win the war. Yes, through a sob story, a villain managed to convince most of the players to join his side.
* [[AllThereInTheManual The Manual]] ([[http://fishsicles.deviantart.com/journal/29881036 Ghost File 1]] to be precise) puts [[ThePhoenix Phoenix]] from {{Peregrine}} in this category. The fact that he [[spoiler:was executed for HoldingBackThePhlebotinum, but had the phlebotinum in question [[ThanatosGambit on him when he died]]]] is made slightly more impressive when you learn [[spoiler:that the phlebotinum is built for playing GrandTheftMe, and he proceeds to use it on the executioner]].
** In the same part of the manual, he [[spoiler:blows up his new body to get inside a space station commander, kills the commander and uses a spaceship captain to organize a resistance, and then proceeds to hide that resistance for years before using two superpowers against one another, arranging a mass ReverseMole inside TheEmpire, stealing their superweapon, and teaming up with the {{Reverse Mole}}s and TheAlliance to completely destroy them]]. Then [[ButNowIMustGo he just leaves]], dropping in to taunt people every once in a while.
* While LetsPlay-ing ''WithinADeepForest'', [=DeceasedCrab=] said of the game's designer "I can't help but respect Nifflas for his superior bastardry. Not saying that you're illegitimate or anything, just that you're ''[[NintendoHard utterly heartless, dude]]''." Note the context: DC was LP-ing ''Within A Deep Forest'' because he had previously been playing ''VideoGame/LaMulana'', and he needed a break from its aptly-named Hell Temple. So a comparison of DC's reaction to the two games' difficulty levels is a nice object lesson in the difference between Magnificent Bastardry and plain old bastardry.
* Dusty is probably the rudest, crudest, most perverted and vulgar thing to walk this Earth and not be labeled as evil. And yet he's one of the most loved characters on WebAnimation/MattNDusty.
* Kevin Baugh in WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}. He instantly ends the first attack on his country by pulling a machine gun from {{Hammerspace}}, is revealed to have a sword that enables him to teleport, and when Molossia ends up conquered he uses {{Obfuscating Stupidity}} to sow dissent among the new government.
** Also has Linkara quoting the TropeNamer... though aimed at WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic.
* Whateley Universe has multiple ones. Ayla, at the least, is in training as one. Thuban is working his way into this position. The winner, however, is Dr. Diabolik. He initiates a beautiful, three-tiered {{plan}} in the latest story.
** http://www.crystalhall.org/SILVERLININGS3.html
** Dr. Diabolik is such a Magnificent Bastard that he uses tropes to manipulate his opponents. His computer system has an auto-gloat system because he knows the heroes expect it of him.
* Music/DoctorSteel is about as magnificent as they come.
* ''Literature/NewYorkMagician'': Malsumis certainly qualifies.
* [[spoiler: Ice]] in Game 10 of ComicFuryWerewolf. [[http://comicfury.com/forum/viewthread.php?id=3948 The game needs to be read to fully comprehend it.]]
** [[spoiler: Ranger]] was nearly this in Game 11, but his plan imploded at the last second due to a SpannerInTheWorks.
* The titular character in ''{{Blockhead}}'', despite his overwhelming stupidity everything he does always benifits him and he comes out on top of every situation
* From ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 10, we have [[AmbitionIsEvil Sigma]], the embodiment of the Alpha's creativity and ambition and [[spoiler: [[BiggerBad the cause of almost every bad thing in the story]]]]. In his bid to reunite all the A.I's and [[spoiler: become Metastable]] he easily [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates]] [[TheCorrupter and corrupts]] ''everyone'' around him, turning TrueCompanions against each other and bringing about the collapse of Project Freelancer, [[CreepyAwesome all while being creepy as]] '''''[[CreepyAwesome hell]]'''''. While The Director started the situation by [[spoiler: torturing the Alpha]]. Sigma is the one who actually tips things over the edge. And the fans ''[[LoveToHate LOVE HIM]]'' [[LoveToHate for it.]]'' (It helps that he's voiced by [[PrettyBoy heartthrob]] Actor/ElijahWood.)
* The youtube show ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'', which counts the mistakes, scientific errors, or bad storytelling decisions in movies, essentially calls Creator/ChristopherNolan one for the ending to ''Film/{{Inception}}''.
-->So you're not going to tell us [[AllJustADream whether he's dreaming or not]]? You're just going to let that top spin, wobble a bit, and then tease us with a [[SmashToBlack cut to black]]? You brilliant motherfucker.
* The ending of the LetsPlay/HatFilms series ''Hat Corp'' has the trio reveal themselves as this. [[spoiler:While they lost the war with LetsPlay/KimRichards and LetsPlay/DuncanJones, they were able to claim on the insurance for their base to get a fantastic new one elsewhere, without anyone else knowing this. All this was done by scamming some builders out of their money, meaning that the Sirs are able to resume their efforts for world domination later.]]
* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Emperor shows himself as this in episode 18. Yes, he is a {{Jerkass}} with a bit of KickTheDog. However, he's been running a BatmanGambit for ''fourteen episodes'' and his success may be just the beginning of yet another brilliant plan...
* In ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'', The Mad King turns into this in Season 2 as, in the span of one episode, [[spoiler:is able to cast doubt into X-Ray and Vav's bond and get Mogar to free him.]] by just talking to them. He goes further in later episodes as [[spoiler:he's able to take back Monarch Labs by proving Hilda had no idea how to really run a company (and a conspicuous helping of puppies), win the city over and prove X-Ray and Vav incompetent and break up their partnership.]]
* If Sigma and The Mad King are anything to go by, then ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''[='s=] Cinder Fall is easily proving her chops in Volume 3 and proving to be the driving force in most other incidents before then. [[spoiler:She's able to recruit two orphans into joining her cause, convinces the group White Fang to join her, steals half the power of one of four super powered girls (and this is a world where they already ''have'' powers), snuck inside Beacon Academy to infect it with a virus successfully despite Ruby catching her, is able to take control of the matches at the Vytal Tournament, turns public opinion against Team RWBY and Beacon through a WoundedGazelleGambit, tricks one student into killing another to cause mass panic and uses that panic to cause a massive invasion. She kills the Fall Maiden, stealing her powers and then using it to defeat her strongest enemy. She's only stopped because Ruby surprises everyone, including herself by going supernova with a EleventhHourSuperpower.]]
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