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->''"The vizier twirled his mustache, probably foreclosing another dozen mortgages."''
-->-- ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''
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''[[AntiquatedLinguistics Bah! Curses! But though I be foiled to-day, my proud beauty, a time will come!]] [[EvilLaugh Ha-ha]]! ([[{{Pantomime}} Boo! Hiss!]])''

An oddly specific kind of character, the Dastardly Whiplash is a cartoonish villain taken from the [[SilentMovie silent film]] tradition (or really from the [[OlderThanRadio old stage]] [[MeloDrama melodrama tradition]]). Usually a ManOfWealthAndTaste, in Great Britain (*cough EvilBrit cough*), he was generally a [[AristocratsAreEvil Bad Baronet]]; in the U.S., he was often an [[MorallyBankruptBanker Evil Banker]] who held the mortgage on the heroine's farm. Physically, he's slightly hunched with an [[SinisterSchnoz exaggerated nose]] and [[ThinChinOfSin chin]], a [[GoodHairEvilHair curling black]] [[BadassMustache moustache]] (all the better to twirl at you, [[TermsOfEndangerment my dear]]), and an elaborate costume, usually an old-fashioned [[EvilWearsBlack black suit]] with a [[BlackCloak cloak]] and a hat, usually a [[NiceHat top hat]] but occasionally a DastardlyDapperDerby.

In personality, he is a [[CardCarryingVillain one-dimensional, over-the-top, openly evil villain]] of limited intelligence who comes up with (sometimes [[ComplexityAddiction absurdly]]) [[ZanyScheme elaborate schemes]] for the hero to foil -- kidnapping a [[DamselInDistress helpless female]] and tying her up to either a [[ChainedToARailway railroad track]] or a ConveyorBeltODoom, in an attempt to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty coerce her]] into [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe "marrying" him]] or relinquishing the deed to her property, is the old standard. He can usually be expected to [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat go to great lengths to cheat at things he could easily win legitimately.]]

He generally has two moods: when happy, he [[EvilLaugh sneers, cackles]], and [[HandRubbing rubs his hands in malevolent glee]], and when unhappy, he glowers, sulks, [[GlovedFistOfDoom makes a fist]], and bites his index finger and [[BadBoss snaps at his sidekick/henchman]], should he have any. He speaks largely in AntiquatedLinguistics, preferring such [[GoshDangItToHeck expletives]] as "[[CurseOfTheAncients Curses! Foiled again!]]" and "[[TrrrillingRrrs Drrrat!]]" (or, for extreme cases, "Drat and ''double'' drat!"). He often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance.

Expect his [[{{Leitmotif}} musical cue]] to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Gzl4FIPjo "Mysterioso Pizzicato,"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_dI6BZt06U "The Maple Leaf Rag,"]] or similar.

This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on his way to being a DeadHorseTrope, having been largely replaced by the likes of the VillainWithGoodPublicity, although some modern works still use him for sheer {{Camp}} value, or as a go-to gag about stereotypical one-note villains. The ''look'', however, is far from a DeadHorseTrope amongst [[QueerAsTropes the "bear" subculture]]. Bonus points if one of his names is an adverb.

Compare DarthVaderClone for when the bad guy wears [[BlackKnight Dark]] [[TinTyrant Armor]] and a scary looking [[CoolHelmet helmet]]. The RepulsiveRingmaster often shares characteristics with this trope, such as the top hat and mustache. On the other hand, the StageMagician wears a very similar outfit but isn't necessarily a villain.

Subtrope of CardCarryingVillain and ObviouslyEvil; one of the more likely characters to play into EvilIsHammy. If it's treated as [[CaptainObviousReveal a surprise twist]] that he's a villain, that's an overlap with ObviousJudas.

The Trope Namer is a combination of Snidely Whiplash (from ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'') and Dick Dastardly (of ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'').



* A worker's compensation law office commercial airing in the United States casts the boss forcing his injured worker to continue working as a hilariously stereotypical example of this trope, complete with gigantic fake curled mustache, eye patch, and corny EvilLaugh.
* For a time, the advertising of the Mexican brand of tortillas and other bakery products, Tia Rosa, featured a baker with these features as an EvilCounterpart to the brand's main mascot.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Kurayamiman from ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}''. He's a giant darkness monster that wears a top hat (this is also how he travels, he can suck his whole body into his hat and let it float around) and black cloak. He was a former magician, and now only uses his magic for evil purposes. He's more of a gentleman compared to the other Anpanman villains, yet he's completely fine with attacking the other villains as well as the heroes. Oh, and he also has access to a wasteland dimension inside of him.
* Mr. X in ''Manga/{{TigerMask}}'' is a thin blue skinned man with a thin mustache, Black Tophat, [[HighClassGlass monocle]], Black cape, and all Black outfit. Mr. X is a crooked wrestling manager, and is portrayed more seriously then most modern examples.
* [[EvilPoacher Viper Snakely]] from ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' is one of these wearing safari hunter gear.
* Grandis' ex-fiancee in the infamous Africa arc from ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater''. Or rather, his portrayal as one, which is enough to make one wonder why Grandis fell for him in the first place - or even falls for him ''again'' after the latter destroyed her life!
* {{Subverted|Trope}} with [[MasterSwordsman Vista]] of the [[BadassCrew Whitebeard Pirates]] from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Despite the distinctly Snidely Whiplash-like mustache, he's an Officer under [[BigGood Whitebeard]] and certainly comes off as a heroic character.
* "The Grandest Dream Thief Leon the Great" from episode 45 of ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is this trope to a tee. He does not have a top hat or black clothes, but his mustache, attitude, and scheme has this trope written all over him.
* Grocky, member of Skull Gang, and all his expies from ''Anime/TimeBokan'' series. They are all extremely [[LeanAndMean thin]] men with a [[PrimalStance hunched posture]], love of [[CardCarryingVillain evil]], and long thin mustaches which they twirl. The only they're missing is the Black tophat, and cape. This is downplayed in ''Yattodetaman'' with Kokematsu who doesn't have the mustache or posture, but still exhibits some mannerisms of this trope.
* Given every single national team from ''{{Anime/Medabots}}'' was a [[ForeignWrestlingHeel ridiculous national stereotype]], it wasn't too surprising that all three members of Team France turned out to be this.
* Sergeant Gross from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' is dressed in a military uniform and has a curled mustache, he also has a penchant for feeding Eldians alive to his dogs and sending prisoners to "fight" against their recently Titanized comrades and family members, [[ForTheEvulz just because he needs "entertainment"]].

[[folder:Board Games]]
* The Spy piece in ''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}'' looks like one of these as it is depicted with a tophat, and handlebar mustache.
* An MVP (named star player who can be hired in League Play) in {{Dreadball}} called Slippery Joe is a goblin who wears a false one of these. According to the [[http://www.dreadball.com/ReaderPoll.html fluff]] [[http://www.dreadball.com/slipperyjoe.html about him]] on the website, between games he often sports a top hat and plays the 'moustache-twirling' villain image to the hilt. His showmanship after throwing a strike often includes actually twirling his great black slug of a moustache to the cheering crowds.
* Lord Licorice from ''TabletopGame/CandyLand'' doesn't wear black, but does have a top hat, and mustache.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/TomStrong's archnemesis Paul Saveen is one of these, except for the hat part. However, in an issue where he uses a time machine to call several versions of himself, one has a top hat. He's actually much more competent than usual examples of this trope, even though FailureIsTheOnlyOption for him, like for most supervillains.
* Krimson from ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' (''Spike & Suzy'') is a classic example from Belgium.
* ''Franchise/GreenLantern'':
** Nemesis Sinestro certainly looks the part. In terms of personality, he's more complex. The added depth is relatively recent with his reinvention as an antihero/disgraced ruler in ''Emerald Dawn''; before that, he was this, but less cartoonish about it (outside of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' anyway).
** Hector Hammond would look like this if not for his superhumanly giant head.
* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel's]] MadScientist nemesis Dr. Sivana doesn't have the wardrobe (or the mustache) but does invoke a few of these traits, including his CatchPhrase "Curses! Foiled Again!"
* ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'': The HarmlessVillain Dr. Ignatius Rumbault Bellows was based on Professor Fate from ''Film/TheGreatRace'' (see below) and is a pretty straight invocation of this trope. He's also a SteamPunk MadScientist with NoIndoorVoice.
* In a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] story where a supervillain called Funny Face was bringing to life various villains from comic strips, Franchise/{{Superman}} fought an {{Expy}} of the ''Hairbreadth Harry'' villain Relentless Rudolph Ruddigore Rassendale in the form of the Viper from the fictional strip ''Happy Daze''. This story was later retold in ''ComicBook/AllStarSquadron'' with members of the Squadron taking the place of Superman.
* The iconic 'stache was sported by the villainous Herr Doktor Count Baron Napoleon von Strudel ([[spoiler:a.k.a. Bert Maudsley]]) in one ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' comic, who also had an EyepatchOfPower concealing an experimental ping-pong ball that would explode on contact with the ground. And yes, he did twirl the moustache at least once.
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* One ComicBook/LuckyLuke book contains an in-universe use of this trope as the villain in a melodramatic play produced by a travelling theatre company.
* Adolf Hitler in one-shot Russian comic ''Stalin vs. Hitler'' acts like this trope.
* One of the very last known [[PlayedStraight completely serious, unlampshaded]] examples is the unnamed villain from a 1982 French Disney comic, ''[[https://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=F+JM+82034 The Great Toy Robbery,]]'' who plots to steal all of Santa Claus's toys to become the Santa Claus himself except he'll ''sell'' the toys instead of giving them. He is interestingly portrayed as a ''human'', just like Santa, even though all the other characters are FunnyAnimals.
* In Issue 34 of the vintage ''Donald Duck'' comic book, Huey, Dewey and Louie have apparently been watching a movie whose main antagonist is a textbook example of the Dastardly Whiplash called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Cyrus Blackheart]].
* ''ComicBook/DastardlyAndMuttley'': The Unstabilium is making Richard Atcherly more like one of these. By Issue #3, he even gets the iconic mustache.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* One of the earlier examples of this was [[AlliterativeName Relentless Rudolph]] Theatre/{{Ruddigore}} [[ThePrisonerOfZenda Rassendale]], the villain of C.W. Kahles' 1906-1940 newspaper strip ''[[http://www.toonopedia.com/hairbr.htm Hairbreadth Harry.]]'' An almost direct rip-off of this character was the eponymous ''[[http://www.toonopedia.com/desmond.htm Desperate Desmond.]]''
* ComicStrip/BuckRogers' recurring nemesis Killer Kane was this sort of character in SpaceClothes.
* Several villains from ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'' could count as such, such as the early 30's villain Benito Spaldoni or the new undead-magician-themed villain Abner Kadaver.
* In one series of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strips, Jon buys a fake novelty mustache. Garfield wears it and pretends to be "Evil Roy Gato".
* A classic Creator/CharlesAddams cartoon depicts one of these headed down into a subway station with a damsel slung over his shoulder and toting a [[ChainedToARailway coil of rope]].

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* Believe it or not, Shapoklyak from ''Literature/{{Cheburashka}}''. Bonus points for being a ''female'' example.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In a black-and-white silent movie style flashback in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Kaiba has the mustache. "[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney My affluence makes a nonsense of the regulations!]]"
* In ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', Kakashi has a (fake) flashback where Itachi and Kisame became this.
* In ''Fanfic/EarthAndSky'', after being driven off the deep end by his brother selling out, Flam Flim-Flam turns into one of these, dying his mane and mustache black and calling himself "Professor Destiny".

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Bowler Hat Guy in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' is an incompetent example. Turns out, the Bowler Hat itself is a better villain.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': During Andy's playtime, Mr. Potato Head becomes one of these as the villain, "One-Eyed Bart".
* Captain Hook in ''Disney/PeterPan'' is basically what would happen if [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Dick Dastardly]] swapped racing for piracy.
* Synonamess Botch from ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime''.
* The [[WilyWalrus Walrus]] in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' has many Dastardly Whiplash-esque traits: wearing a top hat and a shabby tuxedo, carrying a cane, twirling his mustache and smoking a cigar, and coming up with an elaborate plan to lure some oysters to their death.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Ford Sterling in the 1913 silent film ''Film/BarneyOldfieldsRaceForALife'' ties a woman to a railroad tracks for rejecting him. Aside from wearing a Bowler hat instead of a Top Hat, he fits all physical criteria.
* Professor Fate, Jack Lemmon's character in ''Film/TheGreatRace''. In fact, Dick Dastardly was clearly ''based on'' Professor Fate, so this is, in fact, the (half-){{Trope Namer|s}}'s origin.
* Gustav in the Czech film ''[[Creator/KarelZeman The Stolen Airship]]''.
* Creator/TerryThomas made his career out of playing these:
** Sir Percy Ware-Armitage in ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines''. With his clipped moustache, clipped English accent, and clipped morals, he was the epitome of the "disreputable cad".
** In ''Monte Carlo or Bust'' (a.k.a. ''Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies''), he plays Sir Percy's equally devious son, Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage.
* Bill "TheButcher" Cutting in ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' could be seen as a reconstruction of this character, as he fits the description in dress and outward behavior, but betrays more depth as the movie progresses. While partially just a product of his time period, the visual references must be deliberate.
* Barnaby from Creator/LaurelAndHardy's ''Film/MarchOfTheWoodenSoldiers'' replaces the mustache with sideburns, but fits every other aspect of the trope, including forcing the heroine to marry him in exchange for the mortgage. In the [[Film/BabesInToyland Disney re-make]] (which reverted to the title of the original Victor Herbert operetta, ''Theatre/BabesInToyland''), Barnaby (played by [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Ray Bolger]]) changes the side-whiskers for a small waxed moustache.
* Tod Slaughter, in nearly all his roles, played this character seriously -- or, at least, as seriously as one can. "So, you wanted to be a bride, my dear Jessica, did you? So ye shall be -- ''a bride of DEATH!'' Ehehehehehhehaaa!"
* In 1940, the silent movie villain was caricatured in ''The Villain Still Pursued Her'' in the person of Silas Cribbs (Alan Mowbray).
* In an UnbuiltTrope {{aver|tedTrope}}sion, the silent film epitome of this character, Koerner (Paul Panzer) in ''Film/ThePerilsOfPauline'', is a fairly young man (the secretary of the eponymous Pauline (Pearl White)'s guardian, bent on gaining her fortune), clean-shaven, and not particularly antiquated or exaggerated in manner or appearance. (Incidentally, contrary to popular belief, few of the "Pauline" films were cliffhangers; most were self-contained episodes.)
* Cactus Jack, Kirk Douglas' character in the 1979 Western spoof ''Film/TheVillain'' uses the personality characteristics of this trope, but the costume conventions of the bad-guy-in-a-black-hat from Westerns.
* Any given Jeroen Krabbé role. This includes ''Film/TheFugitive'', ''An Ideal Husband'', ''Prince of Tides'', and ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.
* In ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel'', Dmitri's moustache, dress-sense and personality all play into this.

* OlderThanRadio: Simon Legree from ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' is a sort of proto-Whiplash combined with the message that SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil. No pretensions to refinement, but plenty of exultation-in-evil. This was codified mostly in the plays which tended to cast Legree in all black outfit.
* ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'': Trophies from his past exploits indicate Baron Ether was one of these in his youth, before becoming an EvilOverlord.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** Since ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' races through the entire history of cinema up to ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' in a couple of weeks, a Dastardly Whiplash naturally appears early on. He's tying Ginger to a tree (in the absence of railroad tracks on the Discworld at this time) and a sign is held in front of the picture-box saying "Ahar! My proude beauty!"
** Abrim in ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'' is sort of this trope [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] EvilChancellor. When he first appears, it's said that "He twirled his mustache, probably foreclosing another dozen mortgages."
* ''All'' the villains in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' books by Creator/TerryGoodkind are rapists and pederasts. If they are hidden villains, the first thing they try to do once they reveal themselves as villains is try to rape someone. Also, the villain from the first book (and some others) is named ''Darken'' Rahl. Might as well have just called him "Snidely Whiplash." For that matter, the major villain for the rest of the series is "Jagang", which has the word "gang" in it. And he even ''does'' have a mustache to twirl.
* Alec D'Urberville, from ''Literature/TessOfTheDUrbervilles'', is an early version of this trope played straight (it's Victorian melodrama with a Realist touch). Hardy starts to give him HiddenDepths when he attempts to become a religious man, but he soon drops it and goes back to his dastardly, womanizing ways.
* "Squire Hardman" from Creator/HPLovecraft's "Literature/SweetErmengarde" is an early (ca. 1920) parody:
-->''When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop, and [[KickTheDog kicking an unquestionably innocent cat]] who was also out strolling.\\
"Curses!" he cried -- Hardman, [[PronounTrouble not the cat]] -- "I am foiled in my plot to get the farm and the girl!..."''
* Sir Percival Glyde, a "bad baronet" in ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite'', is this, involved in the standard financial scheming and wife imprisonment.
* The trope is mocked by Literature/ArtemisFowl:
-->'''Butler:''' Focus, Artemis, one dastardly crime at the time.\\
'''Artemis Fowl:''' Dastardly, Butler? Dastardly? Honestly, we are not cartoon characters. I do not have a villainous laugh or an eyepatch.
* Discussed in ''Literature/WhiteNight'':
-->'''Harry Dresden:''' The wacky thing about those bad guys is that you can't count on them to be obvious. They forget to wax their mustaches and goatees, leave their horns at home, send their black hats to the dry cleaner's. They're funny, like that.
* In ''Literature/EnochSoames'', the narrator is contemptuous of the Devil and notes that Satan's attempts to invoke EvilIsStylish actually make him come across as a ridiculous example of this trope:
-->"Dread was indeed rather blunted in me by his looking so absurdly like a villain in a melodrama. The sheen of his tilted hat and of his shirt-front, the repeated twists he was giving to his mustache, and most of all the magnificence of his sneer, gave token that he was there only to be foiled."
* In the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' canon, Colonel Sebastian Moran. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Moran#/media/File:Empt-06.jpg Sidney Paget draws him]] in [[ManOfWealthAndTaste white tie]] and a BadassLongcoat, with a prominent nose, eminently twirlable moustache and BaldOfEvil. Personality-wise, he's pretty one-dimensional even for a Holmes villain - established as being [[BigBad Moriarty]]'s [[TheDragon number-one thug]], a former SociopathicSoldier and the disgraced son of a man who ''almost'' counts as an [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocrat]] (being a Knight of the British Empire, a Companion of the Order of Bath and an Ambassadorial Minister, all of which are high-ranking but technically non-noble titles), he seemingly has no interests outside of shooting things (either animals or people) and cheating at cards.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** Referenced in the episode "War Stories": after Simon has planned and executed his first heist, Shepherd Book asks if he's got his next scheme lined up, referring to him jokingly as a "criminal mastermind". Simon responds, "Not yet, but I was thinking of growing a big, black mustache. I'm a traditionalist."
** In the first episode, Simon is used as a RedHerring and looks a lot like this kind of character.
* A couple of the original incarnations of The Master from ''Series/DoctorWho'' had aspects of this.
** LampshadeHanging in the spin-off novel ''Who Killed Kennedy'': when IntrepidReporter James Stevens sees a TV report on "Reverend Magister", his reaction is that nobody who looks that much like a Creator/DennisWheatley villain could possibly really be a terrorist and this is obviously part of the UNIT coverup.
** Also lampshaded in "The Time Monster" when Jo Grant -- finding the Master speechless with fury over how she and the Doctor escaped his latest DeathTrap -- suggests "Curses, foiled again!" as an appropriate remark.
* The American ''Series/{{North and South|US}}'' miniseries (no relation to the English novel) had several spanning the course of three books, most of them Southerners: mega evil plantation owner/wifebeater/slave abuser David Carradine, cackling racist and adultery enthusiast Ashton, slimy slave overseer Salem Jones, bloodthirsty prison warden Wayne Newton, [[JokerImmunity seemingly-immortal]] wannabe warlord Elkinah Bent, and Ku Klux Klan co-founder (''and'' evil landlord, god help us) Robert Wagner, among others. Lest you think the Confederacy gets the short end of the stick, there are plenty of Yankee bigots: Jonathan Frakes and wife (hates the Irish), Kirstie Alley (hates southerners), and Forest Whitaker (hates white people). The latter forms an alliance with his old overseer and raids their plantation, all for the express purpose of raping ''one'' slave girl who turn him down years ago.
* Speaking of racists, ''Series/{{Roots|1977}}'' rolled out a new arch-villain for each chapter. First there was the truly creepy first mate of Kunta's slaving ship, Mr. Slater; then the ghoulish, rape-happy plantation owner Tom Moore; and finally Lloyd Bridges as a particularly meddlesome racist. The latter even says "you haven't seen the last of me" during an encounter with Kunta's grandson.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Picard references this archetype when he refers to "villains who twirl their moustaches" being easier to spot than "[[KnightTemplar idealists]]" who [[VillainWithGoodPublicity "clothes themselves in good deeds"]] in "The Drumhead."
* [[PunnyName M.T. Promises]] on ''Series/TheGreatSpaceCoaster''.
* Robbie Rotten of ''Series/LazyTown'' may not have the loftiest of goals (he just wants the kids to be lazy so they won't be running back and forth across the roof of his subterranean lair all day -- one might suggest he move, but it's probably rent-controlled), but he more than makes up for it with the kind of elaborate costumes and schemes that define this trope.
* ''Film/TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial''. All of the Imperial troops, naturally, especially a [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Lord Helmet clone]] who beats a trader out a groomer for no other reason than to be a dick, but even in the animated special, Boba Fett does everything but chortle "[[EvilLaugh MWUAHAHAHAHA!]]" when speaking to Luke.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Becomes the subject of a pun by a secretary at supernatural law firm Wolfram & Hart.
-->'''Harmony:''' I'm sorry. Wrong extension. You need [[ForInconveniencePressOne "529" for Curses]]. Foiled again, huh? ''(chuckles)'' [[RudelyHangingUp Hello?]]

* The original [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Beach_Boys_-_Heroes_and_Villains.jpg picture sleeve]] for Music/TheBeachBoys' 1967 single "Heroes and Villains" had a cartoon illustration of one of these (getting bested by a WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight-esque hero).
* The [[http://www.shugarecords.com/images/records/90b707ce-1a00-4210-82aa-72fb948f2736-0.JPG cover]] for the 1969 Ohio Express album ''Mercy'' features a villain with everything but the mustache in a match of fisticuffs with a lumberjack on a handcar, while the rope-bound DamselInDistress cries for help.
* The Coasters' song "Along Came Jones" (written by Music/LeiberAndStoller) has the exploits of the villain Salty Sam, Sweet Sue, and Jones running on the TV -- on every channel, apparently.
* One of Music/DoctorSteel's {{steampunk}} outfits includes a black stovepipe top hat and black PVC cape (along with his ubiquitous goggles), reminiscent of 19th century villains.
* Music/TaylorSwift's "Mean" has a picture in the liner notes of a stereotypical villain standing over Taylor, who is tied to a railroad track. He's also in the music video and [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/16300000/Taylor-Swift-s-Mean-taylor-swift-16371135-600-600.jpg on the single cover, too.]]
* Music/TomSmith's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDY7tsu9fjQ "Sheep Marketing Ploy"]] pitches a series of horror movies about a sheep who usurps {{Satan}}'s position as ruler of Hell; the sheep is described as having a classic villain mustache.
* The villain in {{Music/Coldplay}}'s "Magic" is a hybrid of StageMagician and this.

* While [[CaptainObvious you can't see what he looks like on the radio]], Mr. Gently Benevolent of ''Radio/BleakExpectations'' certainly fits the character.
* Rocky Rococo from ''Radio/TheFurtherAdventuresOfNickDanger'' is described as a "little man with an evil grin". He has some convoluted scheme involving blackmail, a contract, and using a pickle as a bludgeon.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Dr. Scrooge, from ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury'''s supplement "Spirit of the Season", is essentially one of these. He's an evil banker (well, businessman of many stripes, really) who uses his wealth to greedily acquire more wealth to acquire more wealth, and so on, but will gladly go out of his way to steal cookies from orphans while he's at it. Somewhat more developed than most in that he's suffering from a delusion where he thinks he is actually Ebenezer Scrooge's heir, despite the character from ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' being entirely fictitious. He's (somehow) calculated an exorbitant sum of money that he would have had if Scrooge hadn't squandered it on charity. His goal in life is to earn back that money. His hatred of orphans is tied to the fact that [[YouAreWhatYouHate he is one]]. So...yeah...really messed up. Still comes across as almost a ''Franchise/CareBears'' villain, though.

* In 1947, Pearl White's life was romanticized in TheMusical ''The Perils of Pauline''. In this musical, actor Timmy Timmons (Billy [=DeWolfe=]) plays the villainous character "Hugo Mortimer" in White's films as the full-blown Dastardly Whiplash character of the popular imagination, rather than strictly recreating the Koerner of the original serial (who didn't really fit this trope). Interestingly, the original Koerner, Paul Panzer, plays the bit part of a "Drawing Room Gent" in this film.
* The villain of the Victorian-era ShowWithinAShow in ''Theatre/ShowBoat'', "The Parson's Bride".
* The silent movie stereotype derives partly from seducer figures in Victorian melodrama; Alec, from ''Literature/TessOfTheDUrbervilles'', with his curling black mustache which he constantly strokes in order to show off his diamond rings, is one of the most notorious. For some reason, the character is often given the name Jasper, as in the BawdySong ''Oh, Sir Jasper Do Not Touch Me''.
* Spoofed in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'' (1887). The baronet of Ruddigore is required, due to an ancestral curse, to commit a single evil deed daily. When the leading man, Robin Oakapple, is exposed to secretly be Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, the true heir to the seat of Ruddigore, he exits and then returns, as traditionally portrayed with the moustache and top hat. Similarly, his servant Old Adam spontaneously acquires [[TheIgor a hump]].
** One of the deceased "bad baronets" was actually named Sir Jasper.
* The ShowWithinAShow entrance of "King Simon of Legree" (see {{Literature}}, above) in ''Theatre/TheKingAndI'' is accompanied by blood-curdling screams. His cruelty toward the slaves is presented as a barely-veiled allegory for the King of Siam's persecution of Tuptim and her secret lover Lun Tha.
* The recently discovered Creator/MarkTwain play ''Is He Dead?'' gives us the evil landlord Andre who stalks the stage and offers to forgive the StarvingArtist's debt if said artist's {{Love Interest|s}} marries him. Later, he makes the same deal, offering marriage in exchange for debt-forgiveness to [[spoiler: the StarvingArtist, now in drag, posing as his sister]].
* Count von Cliché from Way, Way Off Broadway is a parody. He wants to steal the map of the railroad so he may buy the land before the railroad owners get a chance to and sell it to them at a very high price. To achieve this end he has to tie the heroine to the railroad tracks. Just...[[ForTheEvulz 'cause.]]

* Slyboots from Toys/LEGOAdventurers appears to be this type of villain.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Waluigi from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series is an interesting variation. Altough he wears overalls, not only does he look almost identical to Dick Dastardly and [[Series/LazyTown Robbie Rotten]], he has a lot of the characteristics of a dastardly whiplash.
* One of these is introduced in ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' "Bon Voyage" expansion. He's a pickpocket who sneaks around in a top hat, stroking his handlebar mustache. There's one for each HollywoodAtlas settings, each otherwise dressed in locale-appropriate garb.
* Albeit he lacks a mustache and dresses in purple, Leopold Charles Anthony Weasleby the Third from ''VideoGame/HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' is a perfect example of a Dastardly Whiplash with an obsession with clockwork [[DeathTrap Death Machines]].
* Dampierre from ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur Broken Destiny]]'' is a variation on the trope: although he otherwise fits the trope perfectly, and commits petty crimes typical to the Dastardly Whiplash archetype, he's actually more of a good guy than a true villain and ultimately wishes to atone for the wrongs he's done. Quite {{justified|Trope}} when you've got villains such as an OmnicidalManiac EldritchAbomination [[ArtifactOfDoom resurrected from an evil sword]], a sadistic, ''insane'' [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]], and similar nasties running around freely. However, according to the fifth game, [[spoiler:he did sell Pyrrha into slavery]].
* Bergamot in ''VideoGame/SteambotChronicles'' [[UpperclassTwit may not look the part]], but once his {{Voice Actor|s}} starts [[LargeHam talking]], there won't be a doubt in your mind. Bonus points towards the end of the game's Hero path, where he almost seems a hair's breadth from a set of train tracks and an "I have you now, my pretty!"
-->'''Bergamot:''' You little strumpet!
* Regis from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon: Island of Happiness''. He certainly has the look down, but he leans closer to CorruptCorporateExecutive.
* Salem from ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife 2''.
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'':
** The achievement "Dastardly", which you get for hogtying a woman and placing her on the train tracks and afterwards watch the train running her over. The icon for the achievement is a depiction of a top hat and handlebar moustache. Leave it to Rockstar to [[BraggingRightsReward give you gamerscore]] for [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential being arbitrarily evil]] in [[EvilIsPetty such a cartoonish way]].
** The "strange man" plays with this trope a LOT. While his missions lend to moral ambiguity, the fact that he is implied to be [[spoiler:Death or The Devil]] may make him the ultimate Dastardly Whiplash.
* Don Paolo from the ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' games definitely counts, with the mustache, the long coat, and the smug sneer. We don't find out what his beef with Layton is until the third game.
* Chancellor Cole, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', definitely has the look, complete with [[NiceHat top hat]] (or rather, two of them, to hide his horns; hatless, he looks like the original PointyHairedBoss). He's a lot more competent than most Dastardly Whiplash characters, though, and, early in the game, kills Zelda because he didn't actually need her ''alive''. (This backfires, funnily enough; Zelda is [[SpiritAdvisor surprisingly]] [[AnimatedArmor useful]] while dead.)
* The title character of ''VideoGame/TheMisadventuresOfPBWinterbottom'' looks a bit like one of these. Given the mayhem he causes in his efforts to steal pies, he's certainly [[VillainProtagonist not a very nice guy]].
* Yoshiaki Mogami of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara 3'' is this, right down to having an incredibly pointy mustache. About the only major action he takes is kidnapping Matsu so that the Maeda clan join up with Ieyasu. It's even shown in his fighting style, which is a mix of ConfusionFu and {{Combat Pragmatis|t}}m, meaning that he makes good use of tricks like [[LookBehindYou point somewhere else to distract enemies]], groveling on the ground to prep for Counter Attacks, and generally fighting in a tricky/deceptive fashion.
* Yin-Yarn, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', who, indeed, sports a mustache and an evil grin despite looking more like an evil wizard. However, he is a more competent example, given that he's managed to split Patch Land into pieces, [[spoiler: and subsequently took over Dreamland by seizing both Castle Dedede and the Halberd]]. He has [[AndThenWhat no idea what he'll do afterwards]].
* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has Jeremiah Fink, who not only looks like Snidely but is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Robber Baron]] who exploits his employees as much as humanly possible.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSolvers''' BigBad Morty Maxwell comes across as one of these in the clothes of a MadScientist, due to his sinister mustache, cartoonishly villainous personality, and constant scheming.
* In the ''VideoGame/ToyStory2'' LicensedGame, the mini-boss of the eleventh level, "Al's Penthouse" is Gunslinger, a tall, thin desperado with a handlebar mustache. He re-appears in the fifteenth and final level, "Prospector Showdown", working alongside Stinky Pete and Blacksmith.
* King Dice from ''Videogame/{{Cuphead}}'' is character with these features dressed on a suit and with a dice for a head.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* "Sir Strong Bad", Strong Bad's Old-Timey counterpart in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', is mostly dead on, except that his face is still a luchador mask (which doesn't stop him from keeping the mustache.)
* One of these appears on the "Good guys, bad guys, and explosions" part of the ''UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny'' Flash cartoon.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBeSi-ODfJk The singer]] of mrweebl's "[[BadassMustache Moustaches]]".
* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' often uses top-hatted mustached figures as stand-ins for the villains of whatever game he's talking about, usually if the villains aren't interesting enough to warrant talking about in detail.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Robber Eel is one in the form of an eel.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20100113 According to]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Rayne Summers]] of ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'', racial profiling is justified when it comes to not sitting next to a Dastardly Whiplash on a plane.
* [[http://gunshowcomic.com/233 The Villain]] from ''Webcomic/{{Gunshow}}''.
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' #215 -- [[http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/comic/sickday/ "Classic Sonic."]]
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', the Canadian Mafia is run by [[CaptainErsatz Snideloni Whiplashi]]. He's eventually murdered and replaced by Dastard Dickly.
* ''Webcomic/{{EVIL}}'' has a professor who is actually named [[http://www.evil.thecomicseries.com/comics/13/ Professor Dastard]], who plays this trop [[HarmlessVillain pathetically straight]].
* [[http://chuckleaduck.com/comic/under-cover/ This]] ''Chuckle-A-Duck'' features [[ObviousJudas Judas]] [[Literature/TheBible Iscariot]] looking like this.
* A (noncanon) fill-in strip for ''Webcomic/TemplarArizona'' introduced a Templar subculture called "scheme freaks" who dress and act like this.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''VideoGame/ImperiumNova'', Fornuxian [[MagnificentBastard Count Giacomo di Scaliger]] and his family were all officially titled "the Dastardly" by an Imperial judge. He embraced the trappings of this trope ''very'' quickly.
* In [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] review of ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', he comments that the only way the villains could possibly have been more one-dimensional and ObviouslyEvil is if they had moustaches to twiddle.
* Dr. Strangeglove from ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters''. His top hat is his face (the eyes pop out of the top of it, and the moustache right under it moving like a mouth). There's even a promotional poster of him tying Tyra Fangs to a railroad track (in sepia tone!)
* In ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan'', Simon becomes this type of character when in his cartoon form.
* ''WebVideo/ManateeGirlTheMovie'' has the [[PunnyName InHumanatee]] who has a comically large mustache despite being in live action. He dumps oil in manatee inhabited springs simply because he considers it a "sufficiently evil undertaking for a man of [his] talents".
* [[WebVideo/GuaranteedVideo New Kids on the Rock's]] "Ryan's Christmas Wish" features the Misery Meister, who is just as moustache-twirlingly evil as the name would imply. Although, unusually, he's played by a [[CrosscastRole female actor]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The co-TropeNamers:
** Snidely Whiplash from ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'' is among the most prominent examples, although the character type had already existed beforehand, and, like everything else about the show, Whiplash was more of a parody than a straight example.
** As is Dick Dastardly of ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', though he eschews the top-hat, morning-suit, and cape, and dresses in purple rather than black.
** ''Dudley'' creator Creator/JayWard's ''Fractured Flickers'' show (which featured old silent films with newly-dubbed dialogue and music) had an animated opening sequence that included this type of character chasing a blonde damsel.
* Simon Bar-Sinister from ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'', minus the trademark evil mustache.
* Boris Badenov from ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': "The Blackened Sponge" features Jack M. Crazyfish, who in [=SpongeBob=]'s dream, ties damsels in distress to railroad tracks and cheats at RockPaperScissors. [=SpongeBob=] initially makes up and brags about a story involving Crazyfish to explain his black eye, which actually occurred when [=SpongeBob=] tried to use a monkey wrench to remove a toothpaste cap.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] when Crazyfish appears, only for Spongebob to confess that he made up the incident to avoid looking foolish. It turns out Crazyfish just wanted to see [=SpongeBob=] because [=SpongeBob=] makes really good Krabby Patties. When [=SpongeBob=] spills a deluxe Krabby Patty with extra cheese on Crazyfish's suit, they settle things with a quick game of RockPaperScissors.
* Thaddeus Griffin, Peter's evil twin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
-->'''Thaddeus:''' Nyah, this will surely affect my inheritance... nyah!\\
''(escapes in hot air balloon)''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has two of these:
** One is a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] called Abracadaver who wears this outfit because he was a StageMagician.
** The other, Max Von Nitrate appears when they watch a silent movie, and find out that Professor Utonium is the DamselInDistress!
-->'''Buttercup:''' Whoa! Whos that?\\
'''Blossom:''' The bad guy.\\
'''Bubbles:''' How can you tell?\\
'''Blossom:''' Hes the one with the flycatcher for a mustache.\\
''(The girls giggle.)''
* Oil Can Harry in the old ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' cartoons.
** Lampshaded by Scrappy in Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures in the episode "Scrappy's Playhouse" when he's watching a clip of an old cartoon that features a more traditional human version of the character:. "Hey, didn't he used to be a cat?"
** Another episode featured a one time character named "The Glove" who also dressed like this.
* Dishonest John from ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil''. "Nya-ha-hah!"
-->"DJ, you dirty guy!"
* Dan Backslide (coward-bully-cad-and-thief) of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short ''[[WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall]]'':
-->"A runabout! I'll ''steal it! [[WithCatlikeTread NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!]]''"
* The 1933 WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid short ''Bosko's Picture Show'' has one "Dirty Dalton (The Cur!)".
* The Hooded Claw from ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' has Dastardly Whiplash mannerisms, though his appearance -- with [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience color scheme]] on loan from ComicBook/TheJoker -- is more flamboyant than most (he also lacks the traditional mustache). No surprise, since he's voiced by Creator/PaulLynde.
* ''WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle'':
** A ''Super Chicken'' episode features theater actor Briggs Badwolf, who, playing the melodrama villain once too often, believes he is the character -- he makes off with the female lead of the play. Attempting to get her to go to the Villain's Annual Picnic with him, he takes her to the usual places -- the sawmill, the railroad track, the old abandoned mine...
** And Baron Otto Matic, in the ''Tom Slick'' segments.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', there's "The Count D'Ten" (one, two, three-darn it!). A ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' parody featured "Greedy [=McGreed=]-Greed", who resembled this character type.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode set at the beginning of the silent film era, Brain decides to conquer the world by making himself a movie star. The movies that he and Pinky make together spoof various silent film tropes, including one with Pinky as a villain of this type -- complete with cloak, top hat, and mustache -- tying a DamselInDistress to railroad tracks so that Brain, as the hero, can rescue her.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': While Dr. Doofenshmirtz is clearly a MadScientist, he still echoes quite a bit of this trope: exaggerated nose and chin, hunched posture, elaborate crazy schemes, and over-the-top mannerisms. No mustache or hat, though, and, in keeping with his MadScientist role, he wears a lab coat.
** In the episode "Steampunx," his counterpart "Professor von Doofenshmirtz" fits the trope perfectly, mustache and hat included, and for bonus points he ties Perry to the train tracks.
** Mitch, the mustachioed arch-nemesis of Meap.
* Professor Hinkle, the self-styled Evil Magician of ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' has the antiquated costume (though he loses the top hat), the handlebar moustache, the exaggerated mannerisms, and the general incompetence associated with this trope. The fact that he is voiced by Billy [=DeWolfe=] (see Films, above) demonstrates the provenance of the character.
* As an {{Expy}} of {{Trope Namer|s}} Dastardly, the Dread Baron from ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics'' naturally falls into this category as well. Issue #13 of the Laff-a-Lympics comic book (Marvel, Feb. 1979) notes that Dick Dastardly and Dread Baron are brothers.
* The Vinegar Bottle, the villain of the 1935 ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short "The Little Dutch Plate", [[PoirotSpeak mit addischonal German akzent]]. He [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty even ties the little Dutch girl figurine to a log]] and is about to saw her in half -- using the gears of a Dutch clock. [[spoiler:But in a nicely contrived TwistEnding, he replaces his head with a more handsome one from a perfume bottle and goes off with the heroine!]]
* Rum-Baa-Baa, the evil sheep from British toon ''Henry's Cat'', may not have the moustache, but has everything else. One variation of the show's end credits even show him doing the old train track routine.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Sideshow Mel in '"The Lastest Gun in the West".
** Moe appears this way on one side of his business cards, which state his "profession" as villain. When he becomes a volunteer firefighter, he modifies the back of his cards so they reflect the fact that he is now a hero.
** Homer as the wicked landlord Mr. Stingly in Rent II: Condo Fever.
-->'''Homer''': Where is the rent? I must have the rent. Dollars, dimes, and nickels -- I need them all right now!
** Charles Montgomery Burns
* [[PunnyName Heeza Ratt]], the villain from the 1934 WesternAnimation/BettyBoop short "She Wronged Him Right" who is actually an actor in a play Betty Boop is playing the heroine in.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Spike the dragon dressed up like this in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell "Owl's Well That Ends Well"]], while plotting to get Owlowiscious the owl in trouble.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress "MMMMystery on the Friendship Express"]], one of Pinkie's imagine spots painted Gustav [=LeGrande=] in ''exactly'' this trope, down to the "tie a mare down on the tracks so the train can crush her" and the silent film dialogue screens.
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E10SpikeAtYourService "Spike at Your Service"]], when Applejack explains that she plans on Spike saving her life, Pinkie Pie immediately suggests, [[MotorMouth in her typical way]], a [[ZanyScheme scheme involving her party cannon, a hornet's nest and a butterfly net]] and concludes with: "I'll wear this mustache!", complete with the appropriate grin and [[HandRubbing hoof rubbing]].
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'': Major Bludd, Cobra's henchman with a sinister Australian accent.
* Rattfink, from the ''Roland and Rattfink'' cartoons.
* Phantom Phink in ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace'' is a CaptainErsatz of Dick Dastardly, who was also a Creator/HannaBarbera character.
* The Amazing Mumbo from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' definitely sports the look and one-dimensional villainy, although he's never seen engaging in mustache twirling or AntiquatedLinguistics. Justified in that his whole theme is [[MagiciansAreWizards stage magic turned horribly real]]; top hats, black suits, and cloaks just happen to be the stereotypical garb of stage magicians.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' short that first aired on ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' which was the {{pilot}} to the series. When Vicky is trying to run away she ends up tied to a railroad track, with Timmy gloating over her with mustache and top hat.
* In the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' short "Cartoons Ain't Human", Popeye makes one of these the villain of [[ShowWithinAShow his home-made cartoon]].
* The Peculiar Purple Pie Man of Porcupine Peak,[[note]]A-ya-ta-ta-ta-ta, ta-ta ta TAAA![[/note]] from the ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' cartoons.
* Long John Spoilsport (voiced by Creator/JamesEarlJones), from the 1970s PBS show ''Vegetable Soup''.
* Ben Buzzard from the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short ''The Flying Jalopy''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Safe Space" has "Reality", a being in this form trying to make people hiding from online criticism accept that the real world is cruel. He ends up being executed by said growing group of people.