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->''The [[EvilChancellor vizier]] twirled his mustache, probably [[EvilDebtCollector foreclosing another dozen mortgages]].''
-->-- '''''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''''' gives us three tropes for the price of one
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''[[AntiquatedLinguistics 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 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 US, he was often an [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Evil Banker]] who held the mortgage on the heroine's farm. Physically, he's slightly hunched with an [[SinisterSchnoz exaggerated nose]] and chin, a [[BadassMustache curling black moustache]] (to twirl menacingly while threatening you, [[DamselInDistress 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 elaborate schemes for the hero to foil -- [[ChainedToARailway tying a woman to a railroad track]] in an attempt to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty coerce her]] into [[ScarpiaUltimatum "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 expletives such as "Curses! Foiled again!" and "Drat!" (or, for extreme cases, "Drat and ''double'' drat!")

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.

Often turns out to be a HarmlessVillain, despite his menacing appearance. This trope is almost never played straight today. The Dastardly Whiplash is well on its way to being a DeadHorseTrope, although some modern works still use it 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]].

Compare DarthVaderClone for when the bad guy wears [[BlackKnight Dark]] [[TinTyrant Armor]] and a scary looking [[CoolHelmet helmet]].

Subtrope of CardCarryingVillain and ObviouslyEvil.

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

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* [[http://www.glarkware.com/adult/olde-tyme-villain This T-shirt]].
* 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.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[EvilPoacher Viper Snakely]] from ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' is one of these wearing safari hunter gear.
* "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.
* {{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
* 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.
* Grandis' ex-fiancee in the infamous Africa arc from ''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!
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[[folder:Board Games]]
* The Spy piece in ''TabletopGame/{{Stratego}}'' looks like one of these.
* 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.''
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[[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 SelfDemonstrating/{{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.
* [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel's]] MadScientist nemesis Dr. Sivana doesn't have the wardrobe, 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 ''TheGreatRace'' (see below) and is a pretty straight invocation of this trope. He's also a SteamPunk MadScientist with NoIndoorVoice.
* In a [[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.
* [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/centuryturnerdsw.htm Turner D. Century]]
* Adolf Hitler in one-shot Russian comic ''Stalin vs. Hitler'' acts like this trope.
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[[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".
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[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* Believe it or not, Shapoklyak from ''Literature/{{Cheburashka}}''. Bonus points for being a ''female'' example.
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[[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".
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Bowler Hat Guy in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' is an incompetent example. Turns out, the Bowler Hat itself is a better villain.
* ''ToyStory'' and ''ToyStory3'': During Andy's playtime, Mr. Potato Head becomes one of these as the villain, "One-Eyed Bart".
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* 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 ''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 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.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Olw47fs7Tc 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 ''The Perils of Pauline'', 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.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* OlderThanRadio: Simon Legree from ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin'' is a sort of proto-Whiplash combined with a GreedyJew stereotype. No pretensions to refinement, but plenty of exultation-in-evil.
* ''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 ''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) 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 [[XMeetsY meets]] EvilChancellor. When he first appears, it's said that "He twirled his mustache, probably foreclosing another dozen mortgages."
* 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 "Sweet Ermengarde" 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, 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.
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[[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 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/NorthAndSouthUS North and South]]'' 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, ''{{Roots}}'' 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)'' Hello?
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[[folder:Music]]
* 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" 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.]]
* In Tom Smith's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDY7tsu9fjQ "Sheep Marketing Ploy"]], the title sheep in question (the usurper of {{Satan}}'s position as ruler of Hell) is described as having a classic villain mustache.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* While [[CaptainObvious you can't see what he looks on the radio]], Mr. Gently Benevolent of ''Radio/BleakExpectations'' certainly fits the character.
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[[folder:Sequential Art]]
* 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]].
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[[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.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* 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 ''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]].
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Slyboots from LEGOAdventurers appears to be this type of villain.
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[[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 [[LazyTown Robbie Rotten]], he has a lot of the characteristics of a dastardly whiplash.
* One of these is introduced in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' "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]]. Parody with UnfortunateImplications.
** 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, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy 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 [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatism]], 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 Robber Baron who exploits his employees as much as humanly possible.
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* "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 "[[BadassMoustache Moustaches]]".
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* [[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://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=1020 "Classic Sonic"]].
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', the Canadian Mafia is run by [[CaptainErsatz Snideloni Whiplashi]]. He's eventually murdered and replaced by Dastard Dickly.
* [[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 TemplarArizona introduced a Templar subculture called "scheme freaks" who dress and act like this.
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* In ''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 ''Main/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".
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[[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.
* 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]] StageMagician, and the other appears when they enter a silent movie.
-->'''Buttercup:''' Whoa! Who’s that?\\
'''Blossom:''' The bad guy.\\
'''Bubbles:''' How can you tell?\\
'''Blossom:''' He’s the one with the flycatcher for a mustache.\\
''(The girls giggle.)''
* Oil Can Harry in the old ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'' cartoons.
* Dishonest John from ''WesternAnimation/BeanyAndCecil''. "Nya-ha-hah!"
-->"DJ, you dirty guy!"
* Dan Backslide (coward-bully-cad-and-thief) of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short ''[[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 SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker -- is more flamboyant than most. No surprise, since he's voiced by 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.
* Professor Hinkel, 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 "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cWTEwpGsc8 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 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".
* Spike the dragon dressed up like this in his [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]] episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E24OwlsWellThatEndsWell "Owl's Well That Ends Well"]], while plotting to get Owlowiscious the owl in trouble.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress On Mystery 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.
* Rattfink, from the ''Roland and Rattfink'' cartoons.
* Phantom Phink in ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace'' is a CaptainErsatz of Dick Dastardly, who was also a 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 ''StrawberryShortcake'' cartoons.
* Long John Spoilsport (voiced by JamesEarlJones), from the 1970s PBS show ''Vegetable Soup''.
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippolyte_Aucouturier Hippolyte Aucouturier]], a French cyclist known for [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16073_the-7-ballsiest-sports-cheats-ever.html cheating in dangerous and creative ways]] (but, to be fair, [[WackyRacing so did almost everyone in that particular race]]). His handlebar moustache, outrageous striped clothing, and nickname of "''Le Terrible''" bring him extremely close to a RL example.
* [[http://www.t3.org/tangledwebs/07/tw0706.html The Black Team]] was a group of debuggers working for IBM. Their jobs were to find the errors in code, and they liked to pretend that crashing code made them evil. They cackled maniacally, twirled their mustaches, wore black, etc.
* A joke going around the social networks points out that using an alcohol-gel hand sanitizer makes you look like you're hatching an evil plot.
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