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[[caption-width-right:353:You ''will'' [[MindControlMusic remember her name]].]]

->''"Let me tell you my evil scheme\\
I'm gonna enslave your minds with a predictable melody\\
And uncomplicated rhymes\\
And if I asked you to, you'd even change your name to 'Amy'\\
Because you're gonna yodel-odel-odel-obey me."''
-->-- '''Dr. Doofenshmirtz''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "Yodel-Odel-Obey Me"

There is this one pop singer, who recently became the biggest thing since television. She's beautiful and came out of nowhere all of the sudden. Oh, and her voice is so wonderful and clear and great and, and, and...Ah, let's just listen to her new single! ...Oh wait, how come I'm so tired suddenly? Why are the words "[[MassHypnosis OBEY ME]]" stuck in my head? I don't remem...OhCrap.

Congratulations, you encountered the Evil Diva! With her magical voice, microphone, instrument, etc, the Evil Diva becomes a rising star and draws all of the world's attention to herself and her "talent". Her songs may seem better to you than they actually are, [[MindControlMusic hypnotizing you]], turning you into TheHeartless, stealing your soul, or the like. She's also always female and usually a poster-child example of EvilIsSexy. She's a subtrope of the IdolSinger and may or may not overlap with the DarkMagicalGirl. As such, she has a tendency to pull a HeelFaceTurn.

TheHero may or may not be immune to the effects of her music. His/Her {{Sidekick}}s or TrueCompanions are usually not. Her fighting style usually incorporates ThePowerOfRock, and her appearance usually signals a MusicalEpisode.

Compare MagicIdolSinger, of which this is the EvilCounterpart. Also compare and contrast TheDiva, who may act like her but doesn't go out of her way to be a bitch.

Not to be confused with the webcomic ''Webcomic/EvilDiva''. Or with an evil DramaQueen or all female examples of EvilIsHammy, though both generally do apply to an EvilDiva.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[VirtualCelebrity Sharon Apple]] from ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' turns into this after [[spoiler:being illegally implanted with a military chip by one of her two creators]], and uses her newfound abilities (hypnotic voice included) to [[spoiler:take over Macross City in an attempt to show her love to Isamu by killing him. Ironically, the one who destroyed her was her ''other'' creator.]].
* Utau Hoshina from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' rips out the Egg of Dreams from the hearts of her fans. [[spoiler: Until she has her HeelFaceTurn, that is.]]
* While not ''evil'' per se, Onpu Segawa from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' was an IdolSinger who used her magic for her own selfish desires, such as using MindControl to make herself look even better than she already was. Not only that, she could use forbidden magic without the negative side-effects thanks to a magical charm from her mentor. [[spoiler:She eventually does a HeelFaceTurn and joins up with the main group when they save her from the punishment when said charm rots away from overuse]].
* Alala from ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', but only in the anime. All of the Winged Ones use MagicMusic for evil, but anime!Alala goes through the Evil Diva plot and targets civilians to brainwash into fanboyism.
* Mimi Hanju (or, better said, the MonsterOfTheWeek that kidnapped and impersonated her) from ''Manga/SailorMoon''
** In the manga and ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', Mimete of the Witches 5 is an idol and uses her music as a method of brainwashing. It's pretty apt that her counterpart Senshi is wannabe idol Sailor Venus. In the first anime, Mimete's a wannabe idol instead of an actual one, and eventually ends up on television. [[FateWorseThanDeath Forever]].
** They were a common opponent in ''Manga/CodenameSailorV''.
* Miku Izayoi from ''LightNovel/DateALive'' made her debut as this, being a mysterious, nation-wide popular idol who broke into stardom with her captivating voice without appearing in person. She turns out to be a Spirit that DoesNotLikeMen with a sociopathic personality who uses MindControlMusic to enslave the girls that she takes fancy on, and she spent the latter half of the second season as EvilDiva before she mellows out from her newfound trust on Shidou.
** Late in her arc Miku revealed that she was a rising idol who had her career ruined by a false scandal which turned her former (male-majority) fans against her and lost her voice when she need it the most. Though she managed to regain her voice (courtesy of Phantom), her opinion on men were rock bottom until she encountered Shidou who genuinely cares about Tohka and is willing to risk his live to fulfill his DeclarationOfProtection.
* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Diva]] from ''Anime/BloodPlus''. Her voice could activate "Chiropterans"; a chiropteran is created by a human ingesting a chemical substance made by the series' NebulousEvilOrganisation. This is almost a subversion, as Diva's voice is "merely" used to ''activate'' the evil component in people who ingested it (ice cream bars handed out at an air force base during a tour segment of Diva, as a test case, followed by a '''world-wide''' distribution of the chemical, it being included in dozens of popular and generic food items).
* Aya Asia from ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro''. She's not exactly evil, but she can blow your brain with her song.
* Misa Amane from ''Manga/DeathNote'' is an Evil Diva by the second arc. She's a model and actress by day, and by night, she's the Second Kira. Not to mention her room is full of Gothic ornaments and she hangs out with occultist friends.
** She does get to sing in the anime, but that may have something to do with her being voiced by Creator/AyaHirano...
* ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}'''s Eve was a not-so-evil version of this; she was the VirtualCelebrity public face of the master computer that maintained the {{Masquerade}} for the titular CityInABottle. A military junta eventually manages to take control of enough of Eve's systems to make her circulate propaganda for the new world order.
* Lunar of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''. She's not straight up ''evil'', per se, but she certainly acts like a bitch most of the time.
* ''Anime/{{EL}}'': the masked terrorist "Gimmick", who is revealed early on to be Reiko, the purple-haired idol singer/assassin seen in the opening of the anime.
* Glitter from ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' is not powerful or magical, though she is incredibly bitchy and possessive (also doubles as NiceCharacterMeanActor) - going as far as to drive Laura away from Travis, who she has fallen in love with.
* Corona from ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', who joins the Orochi after she loses her fame. [[spoiler: It doesn't help that she already had [[RapeAsBackstory very severe issues]] before that. In the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, however, Corona's life is retconned and she's able to be a successful IdolSinger without either being raped or having to resort to prostitutuon, presumably because either she managed to do things in another way, or the fans are more appreciative to her.]]
* Ellen "Siren" Kurokawa in ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' is the "Diva of Minor Land", able to summon [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] with her voice. [[spoiler:She later pulls a HeelFaceTurn]].
* Subverted in ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness''. [[spoiler: Maria Wong seems to fit this at first... but it turns out she was a [[BrokenBird mentally-destroyed]] IdolSinger, who was turned into [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a sort-of vampire]] by Muraki after she was DrivenToSuicide to escape from her abusive mother/manager. In reality, Maria is FAR closer to WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds than this trope.]]
* Subverted in ''Anime/SevenMortalSins''. The Demon Lord of Melancholy, Astaroth, is living on earth and using the internet to become an IdolSinger. Lucifer immediately guesses she's doing it to claim more human souls, but this turns out to be a false assumption. Astaroth is a TokenGoodTeammate who just loves singing, and doesn't care about gaining [[DealWithTheDevil Followers]]. She's more than happy to give up her throne in Hell, to focus on her music.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One of Creator/AdamWarren's ''ComicBook/{{Gen 13}}'' stories had a twist on this: although the song "Happy to Be Happy" caused most of the effects of this trope, it turns out that the singer wasn't responsible. The song itself was a hyper-advanced EarWorm that was trying to spread itself to gain extra brainpower.
* In ''ComicBook/{{The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist}}'', the eponymous jazz saxophonist in "The Siren Song of Circe O'Shaughnessy" makes her listeners commit burglaries for her.
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' has the D-List villain, The Hypno-Hustler.
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' has Envy Adams, one of Scott's exes who found massive success in the music world and has transitioned from cute geek girl into full on AlphaBitch. That said she isn't so much evil as a JerkAss with hints of JerkAssWoobie.
* After Comicbook/BlackCanary becomes a singer, and is assigned to a band by the record company, the band's former lead singer Bo Maeve becomes a supervillain in retaliation.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The Dazzlings from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks''. They dress like {{Idol Singer}}s just like every other character who appears on stage, yet they have the additional ability to compel the students of Canterlot High into turning the school's rock concert into a competition to sustain [[EmotionEater their craving for disharmony]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The title characters in the ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' movie become like this, albeit unwittingly. Josie herself winds up getting {{brainwashed}} with [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] in order to turn her into a bitchy diva who will break up the band and pursue a solo career (the record company was getting annoyed with Melody and Valerie, and felt that Josie could sell more records on her own). A more conventionally evil example would be Fiona, the diva-ish CEO of [=MegaRecords=], who, while not a singer herself, was the one responsible for putting subliminal messages into her label's music in order to [[SubliminalAdvertising sell consumer products to teenagers]]. [[spoiler:Her ''real'' goal, however, was to use the messages to get people to like her and look up to her as a fashion idol, having never gotten over the brutal humiliation she suffered in high school for her bad teeth and her lisp.]]
* HotWitch Alisa in the movie adaptation of ''Literature/NightWatch''. She's played by Russian pop star Zhanna Friske, by the way.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The would-be assassin in the first episode of ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. The singer was a disguise, a glamor, but she still put everyone into a coma-type thing so she could kill Uther and Arthur and only failed due to Merlin's intervention.
* Mio Kuroki from ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', an IdolSinger whose popularity rivals Minako Aino's. She is also a perfect example of UncannyValleyGirl since she has a facade of a sweet caring wholesome girl -Fitting in the classical image of an IdolSinger- but is nothing but pure evil and [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]]

* Very common in opera. Almost every major soprano -- and quite a few mezzos -- have been accused of being this. Whether they ''actually'' are or not, eh, it's something else.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the many suggested plots in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''.
* Evil bards in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* Also a common occurrence among Abyssals in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. Or [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Solars]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Lord Raptor from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'', at least in the backstory, was a male instance of this. The OVA series even includes a scene where he delivers another performance merely to suck up everyone's souls.
* [[TheDragon Courtney Gears]] of ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' could mind control fellow robots with her songs, though the CrushKillDestroy theming was fairly obvious. Unlike most of the other examples, she willingly crosses the MoralEventHorizon by kidnapping [[TheLancer Clank]] and turning [[TheDitz Skidd]] into a robot and is subsequently killed, [[NotQuiteDead only to be restored in]] [[VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked the very next game]].
-->'''Courtney:''' This goes out to all you robots 'cross the galaxy:\\
It's time for you and me to rise up and strike back!\\
Won't stop until we dominate, won't you feel great\\
When we exterminate, all or-gan-ic life!
* ''VideoGame/{{Emogame}} 2'' has, as its main villains, The Friends Theory, a band formed by the cast of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' that uses the power of Creator/{{MTV}} and SubliminalSeduction to turn America into a nation of soulless, corporate, yuppie zombies.
* [[TheDitz Linda]] from ''VideoGame/{{Okage}}'' ends up doing this, albeit accidentally. She hypnotized the entire city of Madril into loving her singing, not aware that she had somehow absorbed some of [[HarmlessVillain Evil King Stan's]] magic power. [[spoiler: Upon finding out what she was doing, she runs off to her dungeon and fights the party because she thinks it is training from her "Coach", Stan. Upon her defeat, the power goes back to Stan, and she cheerfully joins the party.]]
* {{One hit wonder}} [[TheEighties '80s]] pop star Bibi Love in ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'', although she's not so much the "{{take over the world}}" variety as she is the "[[AxCrazy go crazy]] and kidnap people during a ZombieApocalypse" variety. [[spoiler:Unlike the game's other psychopaths, she [[HeelFaceTurn snaps out of it and can be rescued]].]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Superidol}}'' is all about a Music/{{Vocaloid}}-esque Japanese IdolSinger named Rei Rei, who becomes an international obsession. So many people want to be like her that they get surgery to look like her and act like her regardless of gender, slowly leading to an AssimilationPlot.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* As seen in the picture above, we have Ember [=McLain=] from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. She's a ghost in a rock band whose [[PopularityPower powers]] get stronger when people [[SayMyName say her name]]. While most of her fans are brainwashed, she does have genuine fans (with good reason as "Remember" is a huge EarWorm and one of the most remembered parts of the series). Ember has one of the most extensive backstories out of the ghosts, as her VillainSong is all about it and WordOfGod later confirmed it. Her FreudianExcuse is that she was an unpopular girl who was asked out as a prank. She waited all night but the boy didn't come. When she went home she was too exhausted to wake up when a fire broke out and died in her sleep. Her backstory makes her need to be remembered more understandable and only helped her EnsembleDarkhorse status.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': After a stint at being a supervillain because Timmy stole attention away from his magic show, Mr. Bickles finds himself on the receiving end when [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Britney Britney]] crashes his act with her own supervillain persona, the Platinum Princess, because she got kicked out of Vegas to make way for his new show. PlayedForLaughs, of course.
* Experiment 624: Angel from ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''. She appears irresistibly attractive to all the other experiments and her voice has the power to reverse the morality of every experiment made before her, and thus, only Stitch (626) and Reuben (625) are immune. Probably wouldn't work on [[GigglingVillain 6]][[TheHyena 2]][[LaughingMad 7]] either.
* Tiffany Javelins, a.k.a. the Sinister Songstress, was this in her first appearance (before her HeelFaceTurn) in ''WesternAnimation/TeamoSupremo''.
* Ricky Mathis from ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' is an [[UnwittingPawn unwitting male example]], being manipulated by someone who has world conquest as his goal.
* Dr. Doofensmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' tries to be the [[DistaffCounterpart Spear Counterpart]] to this trope in "Bubble Boys". He wears a [[NiceHat cowboy hat]] that makes his voice hypnotic, making whoever is listening to his song want to obey him.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' has the Brain taking on the persona of "Bubba Bo Bob Brain", who has "calculated every ingredient necessary to become a country music superstar".
* Pizzazz from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' qualifies. Vain and egotistical, she wants the whole world to know who she is and half the songs the Misfits sing are either about how great she is or what a bitch she is. Arguably, though, Pizzazz is something of a deconstruction, as her desire for fame stems from a largely loveless childhood and a father who spoiled her rotten.
* The Dazzlings, antagonists of ''Film/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks''. A trio of [[EnthrallingSiren Enthralling Sirens]] who were banished to the human world. They [[HatePlague cause]] and [[EmotionEater feed]] on negative emotion and manipulated events in Canterlot High to absorb the lingering Equestrian Magic. An epic [[FinalBattle Final]] BattleOfTheBands ensues.
* Sour Grapes from ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' is a parody of this with her trademark ear-splitting vocalize she uses when she's excited or when she wants to annoy people.
* Vaingloria in ''WesternAnimation/{{Phantom 2040}}'' is a singer employed by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Rebecca Madison]] to brainwash the masses. While she loves the fame, she's something of a PunchClockVillain when it comes to the brainwashing. Voiced by [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]].