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->''Waiting for him to continue, Bond took the measure of his enemy. He knew what would be coming--justification. It was always so. When they thought they had got you where they wanted you, when they knew they were decisively on top, before the knock-out, even to an audience on the threshold of extinction, it was pleasant, reassuring to the executioner, to deliver his apologia -- purge the sin he was about to commit.''
-->-- Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice''

Gloating. Monologuing. It's what villains ''do.'' Maybe they "[[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb set up us the bomb]]" and are calling to rub it in and take credit, perhaps he's just [[MacGuffinDeliveryService snatched the MacGuffin]] from the hero's very hands and insist on staying ''just out of reach'' to taunt. Maybe the villain finally has the hero at his mercy and just ''has'' to taunt him one last time before shooting him.

Or perhaps this is the place where they finally have a chance to get [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech all the reasons they despise the hero personally]] off their chest. Any [[WhatTheHellHero mistakes]] the hero makes are also fair game for villainous gloating. At any rate, while this is a villainous staple on par with a hero and InTheNameOfTheMoon, it's still one of the things the EvilOverlordList strenuously warns against, as any villain caught gloating is sure to be either killed or foiled, as in the end his gloating always ends up giving the hero that little bit of extra time or information that helps him counter the villain's EvilPlan. In their defense, it's really ''[[ComplexityAddiction fun]]'' and gives you that warm evil feeling in the black pit of your soul when you utterly [[HeroicBSOD grind your opponent's face into the dirt.]] Unfortunately, most villains fail to [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind grind hard enough]]. But how could anyone appreciate the [[JustBetweenYouAndMe brilliance of your scheme]] unless you explained it to them?

Another way this could easily backfire is that it goes hand-in-hand with EngineeredPublicConfession. A GenreSavvy hero can use it as an easy way to reveal the Chessmaster or ManipulativeBastard to the world and bring [[ThePlan their plan]] crumbling around them.

This goes hand in hand with EvilPlan, where it's practically required to give the hero and viewer exposition of just what the heck is happening. Expect the villain to let out an EvilLaugh and start to TrashTalk about how the hero(es) are powerless to stop his EvilPlan. It can greatly surprise them when the hero interrupts with GetItOverWith.

[[UnsportsmanlikeGloating Heroes tend to not gloat]], which is why villains facing a SwordOverHead will usually either be [[SaveTheVillain allowed to live]] or killed without [[BondOneLiner (much)]] [[KirkSummation fanfare]]: compare AfterActionVillainAnalysis. Instead, heroes expect the villain to do this, so there may be a HaveYouComeToGloat moment.

If they've just finished owning TheHero, this is sure to become TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, but don't worry, a ThwartedCoupDeGrace is coming up. May overlap with TrashTalk. See also VillainBall and DidYouActuallyBelieve. Has some similarities to the MotiveRant.

!!Evil Gloating Subtropes aka The Index Of Monologuing-Related Tropes You'll Read Soon Enough

[[index]]
* AFateWorseThanDeath
* AndYourLittleDogToo
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil
* BreakThemByTalking
* DidYouActuallyBelieve
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou
* EvilLaugh
* GlovedFistOfDoom
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
* ILied
* JustBetweenYouAndMe (where the villain has the hero captured and at their mercy)
* KneelBeforeZod
* LaughWithMe
* MotiveRant
* MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat
* NothingCanStopUsNow
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine
* PostRapeTaunt
* PrepareToDie (uttered prior to [[JustShootHim simply shooting]] the hero)
* ReminiscingAboutYourVictims
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse
* TakingYouWithMe
* TalkToTheFist
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech
* TheWarHasJustBegun
* ThisCannotBe
* ToThePain
* UnwittingPawn ("in my scheme all along!")
* WeCanRuleTogether
* WeMeetAgain
* WeWillMeetAgain! (VillainExitStageLeft)
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied
* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive (YouAreOnTheWayToDestruction... sooner or later)
* YouWillBeSpared (you will be killed last)
* [[ThisIsUnforgivable You'll Pay For This]]!
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': [[spoiler:"Sayonara, Raye Penber."]]
** "I am Kira." Just so he could see the look on [[spoiler:Naomi Misora]]'s face moments before his ArtifactOfDoom kicked in.
** Light also gloats evilly at the end of the penultimate episode. While it wouldn't have changed the outcome had he not done so, it was pretty reckless of him, and he only did it as a matter of pride to show how confident he was that he had successfully tied up all remaining loose ends.
** The look on [[spoiler: his face when L dies.]]
** And then in the manga[[spoiler: Light gloats one last time when he thinks Ryuk is writing his enemies names down.]] [[OhCrap It backfires badly.]]
* Averted hilariously in episode 5 of the first season of [[BirdytheMighty Birdy the Mighty: Decode]], in which Birdy punches Kinzel's mecha, the [[MeaningfulName Amubis 777]] (yes, like Anubis) in the middle of his explanation of why it is so awesome and will own her (to which he responds, "You oughta listen until I'm finished!").
* While the manga and anime adaption of ''ChronoCrusade'' disagree on quite a few things, there's one thing on which they agree: [[BigBad Aion]] ''loves'' to gloat.
* When Tomoe confronts Arika in ''{{Mai-Otome}}'' after acquiring her [[EvilCostumeSwitch new battle suit]], she wastes no time bragging about her involvement in [[spoiler:Miya's disappearance, Erstin's leg injury, and Arika's costume damage]] right before she and three of her companions attack. However, she was only ''supposed'' to capture Mashiro and get back to base as quickly as possible to avoid drawing attention.
* In both the anime and manga versions of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the 9th Espada, Aaroniero Arruruerie, fights Rukia, breaks her sword, and skewers her with his trident. He ''pulls her closer'' so that he can gloat effectively. This is when Rukia pulls out her third ''Shikai'' which reforms her sword ''through Aaroniero's head'' instantly killing him. Sure, Rukia's sword reforming and her subsequent rescuing are major {{Deus Ex Machina}}s, but in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', we lost count long ago anyway.
** And that's not even going into [[spoiler:Sousuke Aizen]], who just loves to listen to himself talk, going by the fact that he has on a few occasions taken the time to fill the good guys in on every little detail regarding exactly ''how'' bad he's screwed them over.
** To be fair to his villainous willpower, he will wait years for the opportunity for these gloatings. His first monologue was stored up over well over a hundred years of playing the nice guy. Of course, he did get to let it out sometimes, so long as he was sure whoever it was was about to die. Letting Urahara and Shinji and company get away alive bit him hard in future.
** In the recent [[spoiler: Fullbring]] arc, [[spoiler: Giriko]] breaks into this when DrunkWithPower...which gets him [[spoiler: killed by Kenpachi.]]
* Quattro, SmugSnake that she is, did some big time gloating as she forced the main character of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' to fight against [[spoiler: her daughter]]. In retrospect, [[OhCrap this probably wasn't]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a very good idea]].
** She probably got this from [[MadScientist Jail himself]], since he did gloat about the power of his Combat Cyborg and Gadget Drone technology. In Jail's case it is justified, as he has already proven the might of his creations by [[spoiler: [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs successfully destroying Riot Force 6 HQ and crippling the TSAB Ground Forces HQ]]]] and simply felt rubbing his victory to everyone's faces, topping it off with an EvilLaugh.
-->'''Jail''': Mid-Childa Ground TSAB members, did you like it?
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has [[spoiler:Chao]] doing this to Negi's friends after sending them a week into the future when she'd already won the battle by sticking a note gloating about her victory on the side of Eva's resort.
** Evangeline is also fond of evil gloating, especially when she isn't doing anything evil. She probably wants to remind everyone she most definitely has ''not'' gone soft.
* The villains in ''Manga/OnePiece'' love this trope. Somewhat subverted in that their gloating usually doesn't bring about their fall, Luffy's [[RightMakesMight endless willpower]] does... [[SubvertedTrope except when it doesn't]].
* One example from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'''s Banquet of the golden witch, [[spoiler:"And for you, just as expected, it's 'tears please,' and you're down!! I~diot, what a truly simple person!!"]] That said, it's not a good idea to [[VillainBall make the person you're trying to get to sign something feel like crap]]. It's used [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech far more effectively]] in the arc just before it. "[[color:red:You are incompetent!]]"
** [[spoiler:Turns out this was an InvokedTrope as Beatrice is trying to lose and does this to avoid a SpringtimeforHitler.]]
* Okay... [[PokemonSpecial so you have a hostage and [=PE#1=] trapped in an airtight cable car, which you just flooded with water, leaving them without a way to breathe. To add insult to injury, you summon your pet shark and sic it on them, only for [=PE#1=] to summon a metal rhino to break its teeth off. Of course, they still don't have a way to breathe. Do you...]]
** [A] Keep an eye on them to make certain they don't do stupid shit or have a game plan if they do?
** [B] Sit there and go into full-on gloating as your shark's teeth pop back out?
** or [C] have your summoned pets knock the last remnants of air out of them just to be sure?
** [[spoiler:If you picked B, congratulations, Ark! You just won an ass-kicking from [[WildChild Sapphire]], who used those teeth to cut open the glass and drain all the water [[GenreSavvy while you were gloating]]! Enjoy your dirt nap, sucker!]]
* In the ''LiarGame'', everyone does this after they believe they have successfully tricked their opponents, particularly if it was the protagonists Nao and Akiyama. However they are usually OutGambitted seconds later in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome humilating defeat]].
* Envy from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' absolutely loves using this to make people squirm, unfortunately he admits to killing [[spoiler:Hughes]] in front of ''Roy Mustang'' of all people. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Not terribly hard to guess what happened after that]].
** Frankly, this is a pretty common behavior of the homunculi, due to their massive arrogance. Greed and Lust both did ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy (the latter because she didn't plan to leave them alive anyway), Wrath often monologues about humans being weak, and Pride is a SmugSnake because of his habit of threatening people and bragging about his superiority.
*** Unlike most examples of ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy, they didn't really say anything that could make the good guys pick up on a weakness. They had to figure that stuff out on their own.
* In the first season of ''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima'', Cromwell, the villain behind it all, starts to gloat about how he'll never be defeated as long as he has the ring. [[spoiler: Before he can finish the sentence, Guiche sneaks up behind him and hits him on the head with a big stick. "So, who is this guy?"]]
* Despite being a very intelligent and shrewd man, Kabuto Yakushi from Manga/{{Naruto}} has a terrible habit of gloating before fallen enemies when he thinks (and usually does) he has the upper hand in a battle.
** A good example is when he fought Tsunade in order to "convince" her to heal Orochimaru's soulless arms. He began kicking her while she was in her hemophobia-trauma-shock and taunting her for ''"bringing shame to the name of Sannin. Which Orochimaru has brought glory and power to!"'' (or something along those lines).
** He also seems to do this whenever he and Naruto manage to meet up in battle. Since Naruto has a short fuse on anything involving Sasuke, it's not even a challenge to get him riled up by Kabuto's taunts.
*** Hidan is very good at this, which greatly annoy his partner Kakuzu.
* Grings Kodai, the BigBad from ''PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'', is shown to have a massive ego, so it's only natural that once he thinks he's won by [[spoiler: absorbing the Time Ripple]], he proceeds to give a [[NothingCanStopUsNow Nothing Can Stop Me Now]] speech, believing he's won and there's nothing Ash can do to stop him now. [[spoiler: [[OhCrap Then time starts reversing and he discovers that not only was the Time Ripple he just absorbed an illusion created by Zoroark but that Karl, a reporter traveling with Ash's group, has caught his entire]] Evil Gloating session on tape. Cue start of HumiliationConga ending with that [[EngineeredPublicConfession same footage airing on the TV network that ''HE owned'']].]]
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Zorin Blitz really likes doing this. However, it proves to be her undoing when she calls Pip Bernadotte an 'insect' and mocks him and the Wild Geese, while a blind and mutilated Seras is crying over his body. Understandably, Seras doesn't take it very well. To the extent that she paints the walls with Zorin's head.
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Ryoko Asakura does this when [[spoiler: she attempts to kill Kyon so she can watch Haruhi's reactions. She was literally a second away from killing Kyon when Yuki saved him. If Ryoko hadn't taken the time to explain why she wanted Kyon dead, she presumably could have killed him before Yuki even arrived.]]
* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}! 1934 - Alice in Jails'', Ladd goes on a brief monologue about how stupid it is when people indulge in this trope... [[HypocriticalHumor While indulging in this trope]], [[HypocrisyNod which he is both thoroughly aware of and rather amused by]].
-->'''Ladd:''' And therefore, as such, in light of that revelation, I'll say that one is enough, and since that one is of course myself, I want you all to shut up. You're boring. Swallow those words and take them to the afterlife yourself if you want them delivered there so damn much."
* Relentlessly parodied in ''LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita'', in which the [[spoiler:[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext skinless chickens]]]] gloat about their EvilPlan to the heroine, only she was too busy [[PaintingTheMedium adjusting the subtitles]] to pay attention.
* In ''TigerAndBunny'', during their fight, Jake taunts Barnaby that [[spoiler: he has a secondary power, which was unheard of]]. He doesn't reveal anything more than that, but had he not chosen to gloat, [[spoiler: [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Kotetsu wouldn't have figured out WHAT that power was]].]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' plays this straight, but with a nod to the oft-fatal habit of monologuing, but adds the already infamous twist to the end. [[spoiler:When confronted by Rorschach and Night Owl, Ozymandias coolly explains his master plan to them. The heroes expect to be able to stop him yet, but he bluntly tells them [[YouAreTooLate his plan is already complete]].]]
* In the pages of GrantMorrison's ''{{JLA}}'', the Key rants (basically to no one, since only his nonsentient robots are around to hear him) for about a page about how brilliant he's made himself through the use of brain-altering chemicals, and how it's allowed him to finally beat the JLA. It ends with this immortal aside:
-->'''The Key:''' Oh, and make a note of an interesting side effect of my expanding consciousness. I can't stop talking to myself.
* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] lays out his entire scheme to the confused and outraged IQ Squared.
* The BigBad in the album about oil in Oklahoma (because ComicBook/LuckyLuke missed him with the last bullet, and he is going to kill him now). If he hadn't done it, he could've succeeded.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Season 11. Lex Luthor ''could'' have learned all of Superman's secrets by merely keeping his mouth shut and letting his equipment do it's thing after [[spoiler: secretly dosing Supes with radiation that allows his satellites can track his every move]]. But as soon as the satellite comes on line, Lex demonstrates it to Superman, in order to gloat about how screwed he is. And based on a comment he makes later in regards to increased Superman sightings, at the time Lex didn't even consider that Superman had a SecretIdentity!
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW''. As Chrysalis begins to describe what will happen should the Mane 6 miss the deadline, a fillynapped Scootaloo blurts out that she's about to reveal her evil plan to the heroines. Annoyed at the interruption, Chrysalis cuts off communication.
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[[folder:Fanfic]]
* In the JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade sometimes lapses into this, but is aware of it, being the DangerouslyGenreSavvy villain that she is, and tries to avoid it most of the time. Finn, Valmont, and some other characters also do this at multiple times throughout the story, and it usually doesn't turn out well for them.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
--> '''Thunderstorm:''' Oh, but of course! If there's anything I love, it's gloating!
* Played straight, then {{Lampshaded}} during the "J" plot in ''Roleplay/DCNation''.
-->'''Eric Forrester''': Nice of [[spoiler: Mr. Good Wilson]] to deliver you guys to me and my friends here like a pizza! You know, [[RetCon ten years is a long time to wait for revenge with a side of resurrection, even if seeing what happened to you guys after the whole Wildebeest thing was the greatest show on earth]]. It was funnier then shit watching all you kids self-destruct after that. So tell me, Titans, is that little black bird of yours still a virgin? No wait! I think I'll just download myself into Cyborg and then see what I can do about finding out personally! Meanwhile, say hello to my little friends!
** Later, after the Titans have put Forrester back on a hard drive.
--->'''Nightwing''': [[spoiler: Jericho]], come in...Good news, Forrester cleared you with a villain monologue so the door on the van is unlocked now.
* Subverted i In the My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic fanfic EnvyAndArrogance. Arrogance soundly trashes the mane six and their allies. Then she launches into a long Evil Gloating monologue, which lets them recover and focus their powers. The subversion comes from the fact that she is quite obviously doing this on purpose - as she has outright stated that her boss' XanatosGambit will work better if they win.
* ''{{Fanfic/Anthropology}}'', Chapter 24:
-->'''Discord''': “Enjoying your walk, Heartstrings? You’re getting along quite well on just two legs, I see. Like any other human. You really are one of them, aren’t you? I just wanted to stop by and offer my most sincere gratitude. If it weren’t for you, ''Heartstrings'', I never would have found this place. And to imagine, you were right there in Ponyville the entire time! If I had known there were humans left, I wouldn’t have wasted my time there. No, humans are far more fun. I’m rather fond of humans myself. I suppose we have that much in common, you and me. All that technology, right? And their hands that they use it with?”\\
'''Lyra''': “W-where are you?”\\
'''Discord''': “Oh, I'm exactly where I want to be – here, in the human world. Can you imagine? A separate world, filled with millions of humans, and it’s been right next door all along. You’re really quite a lot of fun, you humans. And just look at how amazing this world is! Leave you alone for a couple thousand years and you accomplish all of this.”\\
'''Lyra''': “How did you get here? How did you find me? What are you ''doing''?”\\
'''Discord''': “I think you know ''exactly'' what I’m planning. You see, I’ve been terribly bored, like you couldn’t even imagine. I’ve been in need of some good old-fashioned chaos. Or – my mistake – the humans here have all ''new'' ways to create chaos! I do look forward to this, I really mean that.”\\
'''Lyra''': “There’s more to humans than that. I’ve been studying them – us. We’re better than that.”\\
'''Discord''': “From the looks of things, you’ve all made quite enough chaos without my help. We’ll see about that. Well, I didn’t plan to visit for long. Just long enough to drop in and leave you with something. You see, there’s a whole world of humans out there waiting for me, and let’s just say you’ll be happier if you’re not one of them. Do you realize that there are ''billions'' of you in this world? Not thousands, not even millions. I could find millions of you in just one city. And it's not too far from here, is it? Like I said, Heartstrings – my sincerest thanks for your help.”
** Discord then goes ahead and turns Lyra back into a pony. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain He doesn't know what he's done, though.]]
* ''[[FanFic/PoniesOfOlympus Atlas Strongest Tournament]]'': When the changelings reveal themselves during the final match of the tournament, [[TheDragon Aurelia]] goes into detail how they've been manipulating everyone in order to feed off of their skills and power, and will use it to conquer Equestria. [[EvilMatriarch Chrysalis]] sheds [[TearsOfJoy tears of pride]] on her artful delivery.
* Lampshaded in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9776859/7/Blaze-Into-the-Inferno Blaze: Into the Inferno]]'' when after capturing an initially reticent Bellatrix Lestrange Harry quipped "Real villains always explain their evil plots."
* Lampshaded in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8106168/6/Weres-Harry Weres Harry]]'' when Harry commented to Riddle's shade "You're monologueing. That is what the bad guy does just before everything usually goes to shite."
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' by Frozone and Mr. Incredible when recounting stories of their glory days:
-->'''Frozone:''' One more shot from his death ray, and I'm an epitaph. Somehow, I manage to find cover, and what does [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Baron von Ruthless]] do?
-->'''Mr. Incredible:''' (laughing) He starts monologuing?
-->'''Frozone:''' ''He starts monologuing!'' He goes into this prepared speech about how ''feeble I am, compared to him!'' How ''inevitable my defeat is!'' How the [[PunctuatedForEmphasis World! Will soon! Be his]]!
-->'''Mr. Incredible:''' Yammerin'!
-->'''Frozone:''' Yammering! I mean, the guy has me on a platter and he won't shut up!
** Main villain Syndrome grew wise to the same ploy when Mr. Incredible meets him.
-->'''Syndrome:'''...How do you think I got rich? I invented weapons. And now I've made a weapon that only I can defeat, and once I unleash it I'll-
-->''([[TalkToTheFist Mr. Incredible hurls a log at him.]] The [=OmniDroid=] swats it away, and Syndrome quickly immobilizes him with his zero-point energy ray.)''
-->'''Syndrome:''' Oh-ho-ho-ho, you sly dog! You got me {{monologuing}}!
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** Maleficent is [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal malevolently magnificent]] at this in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' once she's imprisoned [[PrinceCharming Prince Phillip]] in her stronghold. Rubbing her victory in his face, along with her plan to [[KickTheDog keep him locked away for a hundred years and then set him free when he's ancient and wizened]], probably helped his HeroicResolve a great deal.
** Probably the one thing that defines Kaa of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' as a villain rather than just a hungry predator is his gleeful tendency to play with his food. He would have surely eaten Mowgli if he hadn't extended the whole thing to a musical number.
** In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', Ratigan causes Basil to have a HeroicBSOD by gloating about how he led Basil right into his trap, then describing his overly complex DeathTrap which includes a recording of Ratigan gloating through song.
** Ursula does this in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' after she succeeds in hypnotizing Eric away from Ariel in her Vanessa guise. To her credit, she gloats only in the privacy of her room when Eric and Ariel aren't around but Scuttle still overhears her loud singing and is able to inform Ariel in time for them to crash her wedding to Eric.
** At the end of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', when Simba, still blaming himself for his father's death, is dangling from the edge of a cliff, Scar can't resist doing some Evil Gloating and says "'''I''' killed Mufasa." [[UnstoppableRage Big mistake.]]
** A couple of examples from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Kuzco turns back to gloat at Pacha as the latter hangs from the remains of a RopeBridge, and promptly ends up in the same predicament, while later Yzma's IronicEcho gloat is ruined by her lackey Kronk's CaptainObvious lampshading.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'': Frank Langella, by far the best thing about this movie, gives [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsHoqhbUIU "the best damn villain monologue I've ever heard]]. In fact, if you ever watch this film, just watch the parts with Frank in it, the man is at the height of his craft and does it right.
* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': a vengeful man catches up with Tuco ("the ugly" of the title) while Tuco is taking a bath. The pursuer starts ranting about tracking his quarry for weeks, and Tuco shoots him dead with the gun he has hidden under the soap-foam: "When you have to shoot.... ''[[StateTheSimpleSolution shoot]]'', don't talk!"
** Same in ''Film/DieHard'' ("Thanks for the advice!).
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': "Do you know what your sin is?"
** This is what causes [[spoiler:The Operative's defeat the last time he tries it on [[TheCaptain Captain Malcolm Reynolds]], who pulls an ''epic'' ShutUpHannibal on him.]]
-->'''Mal''': Hell, I'm a fan of all seven! But right now, I'll have to go with... '''Wrath.'''
* Palpatine in ''[[StarWars Return of the Jedi]]''. "[[TheChessmaster Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design!]]"
** And shortly afterward: "And now, young Skywalker, you will die."
* In ''TheMechanic'', TheMole [[spoiler:Steve]] does this after he poisons [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies the main character]] and watches him die. [[ThanatosGambit He gets punished for it.]]]]
* ''Film/TheUntouchables'': Eliot Ness has chased Al Capone's hitman Frank Nitti to a rooftop.
-->'''Ness:''' I'm going to see you burn, you son of a bitch, because [[ItsPersonal you killed my friend]]!
-->'''Nitti:''' He died like a pig.
-->'''Ness:''' What did you say?
-->'''Nitti:''' I said your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap. [starts to walk away when Ness grabs him and pushes him off the roof]]
-->'''Ness:''' [shouting over Nitti's scream] [[ShutUpHannibal Did it sound anything like]] ''[[ShutUpHannibal THAT]]''?!
* In ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'' Magua, before [[BeatStillMyHeart eating his heart]] proclaims:
-->'''Magua:''' [[JustBetweenYouAndMe Before you die]], know that I will put under the knife your children, so your seed are wiped out from the earth forever.
* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', Count Rugen (the Six Fingered Man) briefly has Inigo at his mercy after hitting Inigo with a throwing dagger.
-->'''Rugen:''' You must be that little Spanish brat [[ScarsAreForever I taught a lesson to all those years ago]]. You've been chasing me your whole life only to fail ''now''? I think that's the worst thing I've ever heard. *{{beat}}* How marvelous.
* In ''Film/GoldenEye'', following an intense fist fight, Trevelyan is armed, Film/JamesBond is at gunpoint... and he stops to breathe and then say "You know, James? I was always better" before shooting - and he misses, as Bond kicks a trapdoor and goes down a staircase. (JamesRolfe used this as an example for WhyDontYaJustShootHim on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klltwoa6glE his "10 Worst Clichés" list.]])
* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Stephen Toblowsky's character gloats over the captured heroes. Unfortunately for him, it turns out they captured their stunt doubles.
* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the main villain gloats, just before the title character gets her final revenge: "In this classroom, in this school, I AM GOD!"
* ''Film/TheAvengers'': Loki ''loves'' to gloat, though he has a tendency to [[ShutUpHannibal underestimate his audience]].
* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'':
-->'''Khan:''' I deprive your ship of power, and when I swing around I will deprive you of your life! But first I wanted you to know who it was who had beaten you.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Red Baron in ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder goes forth]]'' does this. Subverted when Blackadder would rather be humiliated than die, lampshaded by ''CombatPragmatist'' and all-round cad Lord Flasheart simply cries "what a poof!" and shoots him on the spot.
** Ludwig also qualifies, as Blackadder says:
-->'''Blackadder:''' Typical master criminal; loves the sound of his own voice.
* Done successfully by Londo Mollari in the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "The Rock Cried Out No Hiding Place" [[spoiler: He explains to Lord Refa, via recording, his entire EvilPlan for no reason other than to grind Refa's face into his failure and imminent demise. Of course Refa is then horribly murdered by a mob of angry Narns and framed posthumously for treason, fulfilling the rant and the gambit both.]]
* Ethan Rayne from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' likes doing this. And its the only thing The First Evil ever really did, being intangible. Angelus was good at it too.
** It's never a good idea to do this in the Buffyverse, however, as it tends to signal a villain's defeat, usually because speechifying leaves them open to attack or buys the hero time to recoil. Villains like Rayne are aware of this, but can't seem to help themselves: "I really got to learn to just do the damage and get out of town. It's the stay-and-gloat that gets me every time."
*** The First could pull this off because of the whole incorporeal thing. Though It was also an expert in MindRape
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': [[spoiler:Roose Bolton]] and [[spoiler:Walder Frey]]'s scene in [[spoiler:"Mhysa"]]
* ''Series/ICarly'':Missy does this, allowing Carly to overhear and finally figured out that Missy was trying to get rid of Sam.
* In the 6th season premiere of ''Series/StargateSG1'', Anubis does this when he finds a way to overload the Earth stargate.
** Hell, the Goa'uld as a whole love this. Not one of them'' ever'' passed up an opportunity to [[KneelBeforeZod force SG-1 to their knees]] and make with the claims to [[AGodAmI Godhood]]. Anubis ''was'' really prone to it though. Even Apophis would probably regard announcing that [[LargeHam "Your end of days approaches! You shall bow to my awesome power!"]] as a bit much.
---> '''O'Neill''': Oh please.
---> '''[=McKay=]''': Hello, Anubis? Your agent called, you're playing it ''way'' [[ChewingTheScenery over the top]]."
** And the Goa'uld wonder why the Tau'ri refuse to take them seriously.
*** Indeed, the only ruling Goa'uld they do take seriously are Lord Yu (who is too old and senile to ham it up that much), and Ba'al (who has learned how to be AffablyEvil).
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' utilizes this often. One notable instance is in "Murder 2.0", which features a serial killer using a YouTube site to broadcast his murders, all in the name of fame. The killer proves to be a real headache for Gibbs, and when they're finally caught, this trope is utilized in their boasting that they would still be famous when their identity was revealed. Gibbs consequently ensures that, "citing possible links to terrorism", no details about the killer are released to the public.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Demons are the only type of evil at first the brothers face who pull this one. Occasionally some other malevolent beastie will indulge but ''every single demon'' does it when most creatures just get right to the killing, or at least attempted killing, of the brothers.
*** In the first season finale, the Yellow Eyed Demon does this. Dean lampshades it with "Just kill us, 'cuz I just can't take the monologuing." This just fuels the Demon's BreakingSpeech.
*** Brady in particular gives one of the most disgusting ones in "The Devil You Know". While tied up, he gloatingly tells Sam how [[spoiler:he manipulated him by possessing his friend back in college, and how much he enjoyed burning his girlfriend Jessica alive, setting Sam on the path to going back to hunting. It's so effective that Sam almost ruins the plan by killing him.]]
** In later seasons, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent the angels]], fallen and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity otherwise]], demonstrate that [[NotSoDifferent they can't resist monologuing either.]]
* The villains in Castle often resort to this, sometimes because the evidence is so thin that it's necessary to have the murderer confess so the audience can be satisfied that Castle and Beckett have the right person.
** Averted in ''Probable Cause''. [[TheChessmaster Some]][[SerialKiller one]] frames Castle for murder. As Castle sits in a holding cell, they take the incredible risk of slipping into the police station to gloat. Except... it was all part of his plan to disappear. The Evil gloating gave Castle and Beckett the leads they needed to catch him, which was a necessary part of his BatmanGambit to be "killed" by Castle and Beckett.
* In the episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' entitled "The Vengeance Formulation," Sheldon makes foam fall on Kripke from the ceiling tiles in his office to get back at him. The plan [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]] when the president of the university and the board of directors are drenched with the foam too. Then, to make matters even worse, a pre-recorded video comes on to Kripke's monitor. It contains Sheldon gloating about the "classic prank" that Kripke has just fallen prey to. He also gives congratulations to Leonard and Raj for helping him with his plan.
* Inverted in ''Series/TheWestWing'' when Secret Service agent Donovan is so busy gloating about how stupid a crook was to try to rob a store when the Secret Service was in town, that he doesn't notice the store clerk's very obvious eye rolling, trying to indicate that the guy he's caught has a partner.
* Crichton may be the hero of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EMO14pRRRk his speech in the season 4 finale]] bears a close enough resemblance to a villainous monologue that it elicits a reaction of YoureInsane from one of the bystanders.
* Subverted at the end of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS3E11Utopia Utopia]]", when [[spoiler: Professor Yana transforms into the Master and begins to run away with the TARDIS. He says "Now, then, Doctor! Oooh, new voice. Hello, hellooo, helllloooo! Anyway... why don't we sit down and have a nice little chat where I can tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, I don't think!" Then he zooms back into the past leaving the Doctor, Martha Jones and Captain Jack at TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End of the Universe.]]
* "Boston" Rob Mariano had a tendency to do this on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', during pretty much every episode he was on, on both Seasons 7 and All-Stars, a carryover from his time on ''Series/{{Survivor}}''.
* ''Series/AllMyChildren'': After Michael Cambias is [[OffOnATechnicality acquitted]] for [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] Bianca, he takes the time to gloat to the entire courtroom that he "owns Pine Valley and everyone in it," which pisses everyone off so badly that Michael's attorney is warned to get him out of the building before the crowd decides to become a lynch mob. Unsurprisingly, Michael actually ''does'' turn up dead soon afterward.
* In the season 1 finale of ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' "Gigashadow", His Divine Shadow spends the last few minutes of the episode revealing his true nature and goals to the main characters. He taunts them with their failure to prevent his rebirth [[spoiler:fueled by the sacrifice of nearly the entire population of the Light Universe]] and bids them extinction, capped off with an EvilLaugh. [[spoiler:This causes his downfall since he's so busy gloating that he doesn't notice the baby Cluster Lizard Squish when it ''eats his brain''.]]
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* A couple of times in minor ''{{Animorphs}}'' books, but most notably done by Tom's Yeerk in the final two books (narrated from different perspectives):
--> "You appear to be experiencing some engine trouble, Visser," Tom said, gloating.
--> Visser One said.
--> "Oh, I doubt it," Tom said cheerfully. "The Andalite fleet is rather close by. It's possible that I misled you on that point." He was all but giggling.
* The ''{{Duumvirate}}'' does this to OsamaBinLaden.
* The TadWilliams book ''TheWarOfTheFlowers'' features [[BigBad Lord Hellebore]] explaining to his rivals their imminent destruction through a {{Magitek}} television. Lampshaded when [[EnigmaticMinion the Remover]] complains about him wasting valuable resources to send them the message for no reason other than to gloat.
* Williams also pulls this in ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' in the part of EvilSorcerer Pryrates, who spends half of the climactic chapter gleefully explaining his plans to the now-helpless protagonists so everyone involved will know exactly how thoroughly they failed to stop him. For bonus style points, he works some of it into the summoning ritual for the [[BigBad Storm King]] -- and true to the trope, said villain promptly cuts off the gloating by demonstrating that EvilIsNotAToy.
* At the climax of ''DarknessVisible'', the [[BigBad traitor]] who Lewis and Marsh have been chasing for weeks gives a BreakingSpeech that gloats over the destruction of London.
* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' this is a common feature of villains. Commander Vimes considers that an evil man always likes their enemy to know they've been beaten, thus giving them a chance to turn the tables, while if a good man feels he has to kill you, he'll do it with hardly a word.
** Cats and witches also prefer an enemy who [[ToThePain knows they're beaten]]. A key difference is that cats and witches know the dangers of monologuing, so they instead just make sure their opponent is so good and beat that there's no question.
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' gets out of the Other Mother's clutches by fake-guessing that her parents are hidden behind the door that leads out of the world, causing the beldam to open it so that she can gloat about Coraline being wrong.
* In the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' novel ''TheEyreAffair'', BigBad Acheron Hades launches into a gloating soliloquy right when he has Thursday cornered. In the time it takes him to gloat, Thursday is able to [[spoiler: figure out his one weakness (silver) and shoot him dead with a silver bullet.]]
* In ''[[Literature/BooksOfBayern The Goose Girl]]'' by ShannonHale, Selia gloats for a few PAGES about how she's a better princess, how [[spoiler: Falada]] died, and so on, and how no one will believe poor Ani. She should have double checked behind the tapestries before she started...
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' villains just ''love'' this trope. Voldemort himself is easily the biggest offender, though nearly every major villainous character monologues at least once in the series.
** Finally inverted with ''Harry himself'' monologuing Voldemort at the very end. Of course Harry is in the lucky position of finally holding all the cards - to the point where it ''doesn't even matter'' that he tells Voldemort exactly how his shiny new weapon works.
*** I always took this as Harry telling ''the wand'' why it was his. After all, the wand was not present when Harry disarmed Draco. Unless they are omniscient, or there is some other way for it to tell, the wand may not have known until that moment that it belonged to Harry. Every other instance of odd behavior of wands was taken care of by other causes.
* The Witch-King in ''LordOfTheRings''.
-->'''Witch-King:''' "Old fool!" he said. [[TrashTalk "Old fool!]] [[NothingCanStopUsNow This is my hour]]. Do you not know '''''Death''''' when you see it? [[PrepareToDie Die now and curse in vain!"]] And with that [[StabTheSky he lifted high]] his sword and [[FlamingSword flames ran down]] the blade.
-->'''Witch-King:''' A cold voice answered: "Come not between the Nazgûl and [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer his prey!]] [[ThirdPersonPerson Or he will]] [[YouWillBeSpared not slay thee]] [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive in thy turn]]. [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty He will bear thee away]] [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace to the houses of lamentation]], [[AFateWorseThanDeath beyond all darkness]], [[BodyHorror where thy flesh shall be devoured]], [[MindRape and thy shrivelled mind]] [[FreudWasRight be left naked]] [[ToThePain to the Lidless Eye."]]
-->'''Witch-King:''' Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me
-->'''Éowyn:''' [[ProphecyTwist But no living man am I!]]
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Rogues in the House" Nabonidus gloats about his use of ExactWords -- long enough for ConanTheBarbarian to brain him with a stool.
** In "A Witch Shall Be Born", Salome opens the story with explaining her plot and her powers to her sister the queen and gloating over her.
* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] [[LampshadeHanging frequently notes]] the tendency of villains to do this, and thinks that it must be part of his training. He usually uses the opportunity to seize the initiative in combat, but sometimes is tempted to do the same himself, usually to his cost. For the immortals, it's somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since they live for so long that it can be easy to lose track of time spans less than a decade. The humans, though, are just [[IdiotBall stupid, arrogant jerks]].
** [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Nicodemus]] subverts this trope by ''not'' [[JustBetweenYouAndMe spilling his plans when he has Harry tied up and at his mercy]], prompting Harry to comment that he must have read the EvilOverlordList.
** In ''Ghost Story'', a villain actually uses this to their advantage -When she continually gloats about the situation in the middle of a fight with Dresden, he just thinks she's being stupid and attacks. He realizes a bit too late she was actually trying to trick him into [[CastFromHitPoints Cast From Hit Pointing]] himself to death.
* Rasalom from ''Literature/TheAdversaryCycle'' and ''RepairmanJack'' books seems to enjoy this. He tends to still win, though. He's just that powerful.
* ''Literature/MeinKampf'' is a real life example of sorts. Yep, ol' [[AdolfHitler Adolf]] couldn't resist gloating about his [[WorldWarII future plans for Europe]] in ''a freakin' published book''.
* Lampshaded twice in ''Literature/BestServedCold'':
--> Morveer, liking nothing better than a captive audience, could not resist explaining how it had been managed.

-->"Why is it that men pointing loaded flatbows always feel the need to gloat, rather than [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim simply letting fly]]?"
-->"Gloating's fun."
* Subverted in ''Warp World'': during Ethan and Jett's final confrontation, Jett starts monologuing but [[spoiler: it turns out Alicia had actually put him and the entire room into a time loop while she assessed the situation]].
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Satan likes his Evil Gloating in ''Radio/OldHarrysGame''. Several episodes have him place a bet with [[WideEyedIdealist the Professor]] about how horrible humanity is, with the stakes simply being that if Satan's proved right, he gets to gloat about it.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Infernal. {{Exalted}}. They can reduce their Torment meters by doing something their Yozi patrons like. As it happens, She Who Lives In Her Name enjoys an impressive feat of Evil Gloating, meaning that a Green Sun Prince who wants to pursue his own agendas without losing control may well have to rant like a B-movie supervillain.
* Being built on MadScientist tropes, monologuing to a bound captive is a way to regain Mania in ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression''.
* In ''TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors'', at one point the module suggests that the ''DM'' engage in evil gloating if the party falls for one particularly sadistic trap.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', "It Will All Be Mine" is basically Evil Gloating in the form of a song.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', Blazkowicz comes across a Nazi officer standing in front of a [[spoiler: Veil portal]]. His gloating is interrupted when he is rather violently KilledMidSentence by [[spoiler: a giant, mutated abomination that telefrags him.]]
* ''KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' has Marluxia mocking Sora and Co. before one of their final fights:
--> ''Imbeciles...You would knowingly shackle your heart with a [[TitleDrop chain of memories]] born of lies? You would be one who has a heart, yet cast aside your heart's freedom? You turn from the truth because your heart is weak--You will never defeat me!''
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', it turns out that even the [[spoiler:machine gods]] aren't immune to evil gloating. [[spoiler:Sovereign tells you that there's nothing you can do to stop him and the other Reapers from wiping out all sentient life in the galaxy. It also claims that you're just a tiny insect compared to it and that you have no way of understanding its nature, and yet there it is delivering its evil speech. Subverted at the end of the third game; it turns out he was lying like a rug about his motivations.]]
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Mordin's loyalty mission features an enemy krogan who will gloat at you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUTiDfPfBUY on and on]] if you don't take the Renegade Interrupt option. Which will be available for his entire rant. The gloating goes on so long it's got to be some sort of record.
* [[TheDragon Lord Crump]], of course, does this in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', not realizing you've been CursedWithAwesome at your last destination, and can therefore escape his silly prison. (Of course, now you have to free the others...)
* ''ZeroWing'' has the rather infamous scene with Cats phoning into the heroes' ship's huge viewscreen to gloat about how [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs all their base are belong to him]], and that they are on the [[YouAreOnTheWayToDestruction way to destruction]].
** Incidentally, a better translation to the page image's quote would be: "Make the most of the little time you have left."
* Kane does this to the player midway through the GDI campaign of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'', [[strike:completely unaware]] probably aware that [[spoiler:GDI is FakingTheDead]].
** Kane also gives a good one to [=Mike McNeil=] after breaking through the Hammerfest defenses in ''Tiberian Sun'' and stealing the sonic crystals, leaving behind a broadcast in which he glibly informs him that the sonic tank "will make an excellent addition to my collection", and that he is [[SarcasmMode sorry to hear]] that [=McNeil=]'s brother died a slow and painful death in the raid.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank 3'' where Ratchet throws a wrench at the big bad as soon as he opens his mouth to gloat.
** Strictly speaking, he throws his wrench at the remote control for his uber weapon just about to target Veldin. Nefarious just stood in the way.
* In ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', ALL the villains do this. [[OmnicidalManiac Gig]] also does this from time to time, despite being on [[SociopathicHero your side]]. The best example of Evil Gloating comes from [[spoiler:Levin, aka Raksha the World Eater]].
-->[[spoiler: '''Levin''']]: You don't like that I've learned all these fancy new words? Well tough shit! I'm feeling verbose!
* In ''EternalDarkness'' Pious Agustus does this all the time. [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Even to Mantorok!]]
* SHODAN does this a ''lot'' in the ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' series. In both games she taunts the player that she is superior to you in every way because [[AIIsACrapshoot as an AI construct]], SHODAN has access to more human information and more control over machinery that any human on Earth could ever even conceive. She also explains how being an organic life form makes you inferior and in the second game, she says that the only thing she likes about you are the cybernetic implants she gave you. She especially does this as you traverse the levels trying to find her, but when you [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal show up for your showdowns with SHODAN]] her taunting amounts to nothing more than mere BossBanter.
* In one of the last stages of ''[[DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'' Fyyar goes off on a monologue, while [[GenreSavvy Kyle]] casually finishes the objective he was performing before he was interrupted.
* Several ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' raid bosses do this, especially if you start wiping. Kael'thas and Malygos have raised it to an art form.
** Arthas is so incredibly fond of this that it prevents him from actually accomplishing anything. [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurviveMakeYourTime He shows up and gloats at you]],[[TakeYourTime then just goes away and lets you interfere with his plan]].
*** [[INeedYouStronger He is allowing the players to advance themselves and even allow them to interfere with the Scourge's plans all to get them stronger so he can kill the players once they reach him in Icecrown Citidel and raise them as uberpowerful generals and use them to]] [[TakeOverTheWorld overpower all resistance and take over the world.]]
*** And after he succesfully does the above... He proceeds to gloat enough to allow Tirion Fordring to summon HeroicWillpower and ruin all his plans in one strike.
* Keal'thas also does this in the Frozen Throne Campaign, where he tells Arthas exactly what his and Illidan's plans are, though in that case he is far less of a villain. [[spoiler: It does, though, help cause the plan to fail in a similar manner as other villains. Once Arthas knows the plan, he takes a faster route to the Lich King, and arrives in time to organize the forces and fight back.]]
* In the last quarter of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', Wesker's speeches are pretty much nothing ''but'' this, intermixed with his truly epic VillainousBreakdown.
** Wesker truly is the epitome of this. He's got it so bad, it's to the point where he ''literally'' has a gun pointed straight at Chris' head, and had a perfect opportunity to just off him right there. Except... he ends up just gloating and trying to convince Chris exactly [[AGodAmI how wonderful of a God he will be]].
* Franchise/{{Halo}}'s Gravemind. 50% EldritchAbomination, 50% Evil Gloating. 100% MagnificentBastard.
--> "''Now the gate has been unlatched,''
--> ''headstones pushed aside;''
--> ''corpses shift and offer room,''
--> ''a fate you must ABIDE!"''
* ''Videogame/TheDarkness'' "Awwww, what did they do, Jackie? What did they do to [[spoiler:Jenny]]?"
* In the third ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' game, [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne lays bare the sheer contempt she feels about the Fey clan and Phoenix; she's dead, having been channeled by a medium, so she believes she's beyond punishmment. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Boy, is she wrong.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'', [[spoiler:Jeremiah]] attempts this, but is interrupted. [[spoiler:By a scythe.]]
* As the resident EvilGenius in, well, ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', you can naturally do this while your enemies are being tortured. Be warned that super agents can escape as you gloat over their misfortune.
** In the {{Facebook}} game based on the above, the LoadingScreen says "Monologuing..."
* Pretty much ''everything'' [[AIIsACrapshoot NEXUS]] says in {{Warzone 2100}} is some sort of gloating.
--> '''NEXUS:''' "You have five minutes, Commander, and then it's ''[[KillSat frying]]'' time! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
* In ''[[JakAndDaxter Jak 3]]'' Veger taunts Jak right after [[spoiler: Damas]] dies, taking exceptional glee in telling Jak that he was [[spoiler: his father]] and that he died without knowing.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Metro 2033}}'' you get catured by the Nazis and they decide to just execute you on the spot rather than draging a badly beaten up prisoner with them. While the gun is pointed at your face, there is still enough time for two stranger to sneak up on the Nazis and kill them with knives. Then they come to check on you and one of them lampshades the situation for all it's worth:
--> ''One thing I like about the bad guys. There's always a lot of discussions before they get around to pulling the trigger.''
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' has both Captain Hammer's gloating to the Doctor that he is going to sleep with the girl of his dreams, and later on, Horrible's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesomely]] gloating counter in the form of "Slipping."
** Also subverted earlier, as Dr. Horrible tries to get his gloat on but gets sidetracked by his romantic problems:
--->All right. ''The wait is over. This, my friends, is my freeze ray, which, with the addition of the [[{{Unobtainium}} Wonderflonium]] I obtained at my famously successful heist last week... I say successful in that I achieved my objective. It was less successful in that I inadvertently introduced my arch-nemesis to the girl of my dreams, and now he's taking her out on dates, and they're probably going to...''French kiss'' or something. She called him ''sweet''? How is he sweet?'' [long pause] ''Right, freeze ray!''
* Another suspension-of-disbelief moment in ''{{lonelygirl15}}'', when Edward Salinas broadcasts a video straight to TAAG's IP address for this purpose.
** The ''LG15TheResistance'' finale features a memorable instance of this: "[[Film/BackToTheFuture Hello, McFly?]] I'm EVIL!"
* Pretty much every villain from the web fiction serial ''DimensionHeroes'' displays this trait to some degree.
* Literature/{{Worm}} features a lot of [[VillainProtagonist villains]] and hence unsurprisingly this trope is seen in pretty much every one of them that can talk and one or two that can't. Even some of the heroes join in. [[spoiler:Though the Extermination Arc established that the most powerful entities for both sides [[ImplacableMan don't]] [[TheJuggernaut bother]] with it.]]
* After MaraWilson got revenge on WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, she noted that the mocking he gave her old work will now happen to Critic for his old work. And there was OminousLatinChanting as she said it.
* In ''Bowser's Kingdom'' episode 6, Ganon was trying to acquire welfare by giving an evil speech, but had to leave because, according to Rick Finklestein, he doesn't qualify for welfare:
-->'''Rick:''' Name?
-->'''Ganon:''' I am Ganon! Lord of Evil! King of Darkness!! Weilder of the Triforce of power!
-->'''Rick:''' That's too long, I'll just put you down as "Angry Blue Pig". Abilities?
-->'''Ganon:''' I have apocolyptic powers that can destroy Hyrule and any lands that I wish to conquer!
-->'''Rick:''' I'm sorry, seems you don't qualify for welfare, you'll have to leave.
-->'''Ganon:''' What!? I am the Lord of Darkness! You will not get rid of me like some pitful moblin! I WILL BURN THIS WHOLE WORLD DOWN!!!
-->'''Rick:''' Yes, that's all well and nice, NEXT!!
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** After Elan defeats Lord Kubota and is about to bring him to trial, Kubota proceeds to gloat that he will never be charged, and that he will get off scot-free due to being an apparently MagnificentBastard. [[ShutUpHannibal Vaarsuvius disagrees]].
** Subverted earlier with Elan's EvilTwin Nale: after Elan catches him with Haley in a compromising position, [[spoiler: Nale proceeds to gloat at Elan's stupidity at not seeing that Haley is evil and has been selling out the Order of the Stick. The catch is that none of it is true, and Nale is gloating about something that never happened,]] but since Haley is afflicted with [[TheUnintelligible aphasia]] at the moment, she can't defend herself against the evidence [[spoiler: at first]].
** Nale even lampshades it earlier. He ''did'' gloat out all his plan. Only he did it securely alone, to the mirror, in order to get the urge out of his system.
** He's so GenreSavvy about his EvilGloating that the fact that he'd been monologuing to Elan for an ''hour'' and Elan hadn't escaped yet is what breaks him out of a LotusEaterMachine.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' takes a stellar use of this trope when [[spoiler: Lucrezia Mongfish, in Agatha's body, turns Klaus Wulfenbach into one of her slaves and gloats about a wonderful Heterodyne-Wulfenbach alliance to come.]] Klaus even says, "Heard you gloat too many times." However, the self-congratulater is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard undone by her own pride.]] Watch it [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061206 here.]]
** One of the previous Heterodynes was apparently plagued by the habit of gloating prematurely or decided to leave some advice to future generations and inscribed onto the stairs a list of things that must be taken care of before it's safe to [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100908 gloat]].
* In [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2008-10-01 this]] ''{{Nodwick}}'' strip, a captive explains that he knows the entire plan because the villain has gloated about it. Over and over and over and over and. . . .
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Evil!Aylee likes to [[http://ads.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=011104 do this]] [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=020716 now and then]].
** So does [[http://pics.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=071220 Jane]].
** For some reason, in the chapter [=bROKEN=], Bun-bun goes curiously GenreBlind and does this to [[spoiler:Oasis after trapping her, even though he's not even the villain in that situation. Of course, right then something new is revealed that makes it backfire.]]
* In ''{{SSDD}}'' future Norman once went into a full explanation of how the "heroes" were all acting according to plan, so he could distract Tessa until he had his [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20010810.html gun pointed straight at her head]].
--> [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20010813.html "Haha! That little routine gets them EVERY damn time! I swear it turns on a stupid switch in people's brains!"]]
** And subverted [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20070205.html later on]] (chronologically earlier) by the [[MasterComputer Oracle]].
---> Central: "So, aren't you going to tell me your plan in a long, self gratifying monologue?
---> The Oracle: "No."
* [[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Frans Rayner]] did this when he invoked a [[ConservationOfNinjutsu certain trope]] by [[spoiler: repeatedly cloning a clone of Dr. McNinja.]]
--> '''Frans:''' Did I hear one of you ask how this glory can be real? I remember... when you stormed my mansion, and you alone cut through my army of ninjas... And I kept hearing... "He's just one man! '''He's just one man!"''' I didn't realize it until then, but that was how I defeated [[spoiler:all of your peoples]] in the 80's. I was just one man. And now I am just one man again! And I'm killing you! '''HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!'''
* In TheDreamlandChronicles, [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/page-739/ telling the dwarven king that his forebearers did support the other side, and he killed them for it.]]
* {{Concession}}: [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20080613 probably not a good idea to tell someone you're trying to kill that they have powers.]] I thought you knew better than that [[FourthWallObserver Joel]]
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' by the [[AbusivePrecursors Gatekeepers]] when they captured Tagon and Brad's gate-clones.
--> [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-04-04 "I'm under standing orders not to revel in the details of any nefarious plans."]]
** Though general Levaughn Matsui Xinchub took every opportunity to gloat.
* DarthsAndDroids: When the DM's latest villain is monologuing [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0530.html never interrupt!]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-twenty-eight/ invoked]]
* {{Pibgorn}} [[http://www.gocomics.com/pibgorn/2008/11/28/ Offers to explain all before crushing his head.]]
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/pibgorn/2009/11/02/ Don't you want to bask in your trickery, to gloat about it, revel in your superiority?]]
* In ''{{Endstone}}'', [[http://endstone.net/2011/02/21/5-11/ describing how her siblings died.]]
* In ''MinionComics'', Von Gernsbach is challenged to reveal his evil plans, or at least gloat about how smart he is for not revealing them. Calling it the "Circle of Cliches, he opts for [[http://www.meetmyminion.com/?p=1017 "the ranting. The ranting, it is my greatest love]]."
* In ''RustyAndCo'', Calamitus has a nasty tendency to get caught up in this, allowing the good guys to surprise him.
* In ''BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000910c Dr. Wily only explains because it's in the evil scientist ethics code.]]
* [[APTComic Ammika]] does a session ("Ammika Explains") explaining this trope for the viewing audience and ends up monologuing herself, in a sense.
* Lampshaded in ''ErrantStory'', in [[http://www.errantstory.com/2006-01-23/465 a particularly ironic way]]: it isn't just the good guys who are on the receiving end of this trope.
-->'''Toren''': But now, even with everything that's happened, I'm actually glad that I came here in some small way.
-->'''Ian''': Y' gotta be... kid'n me ... he's actually stopping t' gloat.
-->'''Toren''': It's been nearly two thousand years since I last killed an Errant. You have no idea how invigorating this has been for me.
* The (unknown) main villain from [[http://ajcomic.com Average Joe]] is [[http://ajcomic.com/?p=167 apparently]] [[http://ajcomic.com/?p=456 fond of this]]
* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/01/25/groovy/ CK himself indulges in this when he reveals he's taken over the entire Cat System as his reward for his "heroism."]] [[spoiler: Of course, it's AllJustADream.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Doc Scratch indulges in this after all of his plans have been realized. The very last word he leaves behind before he dies?
-->S u c k e r s.
* ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'', the Eater of Dreams is telling Frog, Palom and Porom that he's going to use his reality warping powers to take the next 10000 turns to torture the twins to a horrible death and make Frog helplessly watch. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, because of a Virus spell, EOD doesn't notice his own HP run out.]]
* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', The Beast loves doing this. The fact that this has let someone intercede to stop him from killing his enemies something like 4 times in under an hour, you'd think he'd learn by now.
* In ''Webcomic/KidRadd'', near the end, the BigBad does this to the titular character ''while he's charging up his [[ChargedAttack Mega Radd]]'', an attack that they both know has [[spoiler:near-unlimited power and can easily take out anything in one hit]].
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* Boondocks character Colnel H Stinkmeaner is quite possibly the king of this trope. Every single word he says is evil gloating. At one point he even dies goes to hell and basically gloats that he is more evil than the Satan to which Satan readily admits
* Even [[FaceHeelTurn good guys gone bad]] suffer from this. In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' where Rhinox is turned into a Predacon and nearly takes over, this is what trips him up:
-->'''Megatron''': Even now, Rhinox, you're teaching me a valuable lesson...
-->'''Rhinox''': Yeah? What's that?
-->'''Megatron''': Sometimes Predacons gloat too much! * ZAP*
* "[[WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance Nice working with you, Danny!]] [[EvilLaugh Ahahahahaha!]]"
* Endlessly parodied in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', where [[HarmlessVillain Dr. Drakken]] just can't quit gloating, no matter how many times the GenreSavvy [[TheDragon Shego]] warns him about it. Of course, the otherwise DangerouslyGenreSavvy Shego lost when she was EvilOverlord because she gloated herself, pressing [[ThisLoserIsYou Ron Stoppable's]] BerserkButton.
** Amusingly, Shego ''wasn't'' going to gloat at first, and only decided to do so after Drakken goaded her into it.
* Lampshaded and averted in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' "In Brightest Day":
-->'''Kyle Rayner''': "Wait! Don't you want to talk first? You know, banter back and forth to show me your innate superiority?"\\
'''Sinestro''': "No."
* When Starscream of ''TransformersAnimated'' wanted to destroy Megatron by using his clones as bomb decoys, he just had to gloat instead of detonating the damn things, giving Megatron and crew time to get clear and let the Autobots save the city. In fact, in this series Starscream is addicted to evil gloating, spending time bragging instead of offing the people he wants to off, like Megatron.
** This is averted with Megatron (the only TF canon where it ''is'' averted, come to think of it), who stands over Optimus and gloats that he's going to finally destroy the person who left him as a head for fifty years [[spoiler: before turning right around and blasting the slag out of Starscream, the guy who actually did it.]]
** This guy takes his evil gloating ''really'' seriously. He got pissed off when [[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]] interrupts him.
-->"YOU...INTERRUPTED...MY...SPEEEEEEEEEECH!"
** At one point, [[spoiler: he gets cloned, [[LiteralSplitPersonality each one of which represents a bit of his personality.]] One, Thundercracker, speaks entirely in evil gloating]].
* ''CodenameKidsNextDoor'': The [[CreepyChild Delightful Children]] ''love'' doing this to their victims/enemies, especially to Numbuh 1.
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' Megabyte gives a short speech to the entire city after taking over again. He even lampshades the expectation of evil speeches from the BigBad.
--->Attention. As you are no doubt aware, the Principle Office is now under my complete control. [[LampshadeHanging You're probably looking forward to one of my erudite speeches about me, Megaframe, the new viral dawn, et cetera et cetera.]] But I'm afraid I'm going to have to disappoint you. There is no grand scheme here. This is about revenge. Viruses are predatory by design, and it is time for me to follow my function. Prepare yourselves... for the hunt!
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZaDCEs7EbA&feature=related "Venom Returns"]], Cletus Cassidy gloats briefly about how everyone is going to die in 30 seconds due to a bomb he strapped to his belly, only Spidey takes advantage of this by taking the bomb off his stomach by force (and surprise) and throwing it at the sky, saving everyone.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[SmugSnake Mr. Burns]] is known for doing this, (Springfield's organized crime community [[GenreSavvy is relatively less prone to it]]) but an especially [[KickTheDog sickening]] example is in Who Shot Mr. Burns part 1. [[spoiler:At the town hall meeting about Burns' plan to block out the sun, Bart is telling the people at the meeting about how his dog was crippled by Burns' oil drilling operation; Bart shows the town the dog's cast and everything, and Burns walks in at this exact moment and says ''"oh, those wheels are squeaking a bit; perhaps I could sell him a little oil!"'']]
** Subverted when Homer ends up owner of the power plant:
-->'''Homer''': Mr. Burns reign of terror is over! And today begins my reign of terr...
-->'''Crowd''': {{Gasp}}!
-->'''Homer''': ..iffic management!
-->'''Lenny''': Man, I thought he was going to say "terror"!
-->'''Carl''': I didn't think he was going that way.
** In one of Sideshow Bob's schemes to kill Bart, he places him restrained on a conveyor belt, which apparently includes the option of "gloating speed" for Bob to give a triumphant verbal bashing long enough for his family to arrive and save him.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s Eric Cartman. Usually a sign that he's taking a giant leap over the MoralEventHorizon rather than just being a BrattyHalfPint.
-->'''Cartman''': Hahahaha ha I made you eat your parents.
** In "Imaginationland", he finally has Kyle submit to his agreement to suck his balls, however he insists on making a huge ceremony and gloating endlessly in Kyle's face long enough for it to be interrupted three times over.
* In ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' Robotnik claimed he'd rather not kill Sonic but keep him imprisoned just so he can subject him to this all day long.
** His ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' counterpart, though more GenreSavvy, isn't immune to this either.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], we have two:
** Clock King left a TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat message to Batman in a DeathTrap with a JustBetweenYouAndMe speech that ends with YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive
** Clock King does it to Mayor Hill combined with a MotiveRant and EvilLaugh.
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