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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide demonstrates the]] '''[[MemeticMutation UNLIMITED POWAH!]]''' of this trope.]]

->'''Megamind:''' Oh, you're a villain alright. Just not a ''{{super|villain}}'' one.\\
[[spoiler:'''Titan:''']] Oh yeah? What's the difference?\\
'''Megamind:''' [[LargeHam PRESENTATION!]]
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''


->“You have to understand that supervillains are all about the drama. The smarter ones use it, and the flakier ones are slaves to it, but they’re all in it up to their ears."
-->-- Stef, in the WhateleyUniverse story 'Saks and Violence'

In many conflicts between good and evil, who is going to be doing the lion's share of ChewingTheScenery? The villain(s), more likely than not. It's one way they are ObviouslyEvil and DrunkOnTheDarkSide.

As for why, it's not known for sure. Maybe it's a reflection of their [[AGodAmI narcissism]] and total [[TheUnfettered lack of inhibitions.]] Maybe they've decided that since they've already [[KickTheDog punted a few puppies,]] called down the lightning, and donned the SpikesOfVillainy, they may as well have fun with it. And maybe the moral depravity of their act is balanced by how much ''fun'' they are to watch. Or this is used to indicate how {{Power|High}} and [[EvilFeelsGood Evil feel Good]]. Whatever the reason, scenery is an important part of every villain's daily balanced breakfast.

That isn't to say the heroes never get to have such moments, but the villains will get the clear majority of them. Of course, when they both do, [[HamToHamCombat the awesomeness factor increases tenfold]]. A GenreSavvy VillainProtagonist will act hammy just because it's expected.

Also, when the villains are pretending to be good guys in some stories, they don't really act hammy, but when they show who they really are, they let loose, almost as if being a LargeHam is their true nature.

Often overlaps with HamAndCheese. Contrast SoftspokenSadist (the villain is the calmest one in the room).

If a hero is a LargeHam, or there is a WorldOfHam, it's not this {{trope}} (unless the villain [[HamToHamCombat manages to still out-ham everyone]]).

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Many villains from [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 80s]] SuperRobot series. Examples worthy of mention are:
** ''MazingerZ'': Dr. Hell and Baron Ashura.
** ''GreatMazinger'': Great General of Darkness.
** ''UFORoboGrendizer:'' Gandal.
** ''KotetsuJeeg'': Queen Himika.
** ''CombattlerV'': Prince Garuda.
** ''VoltesV'': Prince Heinel.
** ''{{Daimos}}'': Richter.
* Just about every named {{mook|s}} in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', with the main villains slightly less so.
* In ''GundamSeed'' and ''GundamSeedDestiny'', the only truly hammy characters are [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Rau]] [[OmnicidalManiac Le]] [[BigBad Creuset]] and [[DiabolicalMastermind Lord]] [[TheSociopath Djibril]]. Neither is particularly over the top by anime standards, but they both [[ChewingTheScenery chew far more scenery]] than the rest of the cast put together.
** Other hammy Gundam villains are ''{{Gundam 00}}''[='s=] Ali Al-Saachez, ''Anime/TurnAGundam''[='s=] Gym Ghingnham, and ''GGundam''[='s=] Master Asia, who is the biggest ham in [[WorldOfHam a world full of them]].
* In ''DragonBall'', Piccolo Jr. was an AxCrazy CardCarryingVillain as a bad guy, prone to [[EvilLaugh maniacal laughter]] and long winded monolgues. After his HeelFaceTurn, he became TheStoic.
** He was [[EnfantTerrible freshly hatched]] as the reincarnation of the even [[AxCrazy Ax Crazier]] Piccolo Daimaou during his villain arc. One {{timeskip}} later and we have an older, more mature Piccolo Jr. forced into an EnemyMine with Goku, leading to Piccolo's face turn. So his progression from hammy to stoic is probably [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as just Piccolo growing up.
* In general, every villain voiced by NorioWakamoto except for Vicious from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* Inverted AND played straight in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. The heroes are the [[LargeHam largest hams]], but the Anti-Spiral King [[UpToEleven STILL]] manages to out-ham them in the final battle. Lordgenome in his DiscOneFinalBoss AntiVillain part is no slouch in hamming up either.
* The evil Pope in ''SaintSeiya'' has some of the most hammy {{evil laugh}}s ''ever'' in anime. [[spoiler:For more contrast, his true personality is Gemini Saga, a quite more stoic TragicHero.]]
* Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce a fellow from ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' by the name of [[BigBad Jail]] [[MadScientist Scaglietti]]. ESPECIALLY when he actually gets to be in front of a camera.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the 98th Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire, Charles, could count as this. Then again, in the Japanese version, he's voiced by NorioWakamoto, so it's to be expected.
** His son Lelouch would probably [[NecessarilyEvil consider himself an example of this trope]] as well. Since he's one of the most famous {{Villain Protagonist}}s in anime, it fits.
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' has the BigBad of Season 2 called Debonair. She has an extremely loud [[EvilLaugh evil laughter]] that severely chews any scene she's in.
* You have to give it to Dynamis of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', it takes a damn good villain to keep up the trolling even after [[spoiler:being cut in half]].
** [[IronWoobie Evangeline]] [[TragicMonster Athanasia]] [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Katherine]] [[IJustWantToBeNormal McDowell]] is a [[NobleDemon completely evil]] vampire mage who [[{{Tsundere}} sneers at the very idea of friendship]], and whose [[ServileSnarker devoted servant]] [[AntiVillain Chachamaru]] will [[NeverHurtAnInnocent crush you like an insect]] [[MartialPacifist if you so much as]] [[KindHeartedCatLover look at Eva-sama the wrong way]]. Any PotHoles to the contrary are the most vile sort of anti-Evangeline propaganda, and will be met with [[PokeThePoodle divine retribution]] from [[RedBaron the Harbinger of Woe]], [[IHaveManyNames the Dark Evangel]], [[ChewingTheScenery the Walker of Nightmares]], the... hey, where are you going?! She's just getting warmed up here!
* This was mostly averted in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' since the closest thing to a BigBad, [[spoiler: Kyuubey]], was more TheStoic... but then [[spoiler: Walpurgisnacht]] came in and single-handedly engulfed the scenery in thick, high-pitched, crazy ham.
** And as soon as [[spoiler: Homura had a FaceHeelTurn]] in ''The Rebellion Story'', she blew both of them out of the water.
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', [[spoiler:Mytho]] acts like a very hammy villain after [[spoiler: he has been poisoned by the Raven's blood.]]
--> ''"Why won't you love me?!"''
* General rule in ''Manga/OnePiece'': the hammier the villain, the more likely they are to be [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] by the Straw Hats. More difficult opponents aren't as hammy. Crocodile wasn't hammy at all (EvilLaugh aside) and was one of Luffy's hardest enemies. Subverted with Oars... since, well, he ''was'' [[FreakyFridayFlip Luffy]].
* The Espada from Manga/{{Bleach}} were a mixed bag since some (Barragan, Grimmjow, Yammy, Nnoitra, Szayel, [[spoiler: DrunkWithPower!Aizen]]) were very hammy and others (Ulquiorra, Halibel, Stark) were much calmer. But once the Vandereich appeared, they started to put on the pork with total and unapologetic '''gusto''', with people like [[MaskedLuchador Mask de Masculine]] and non-Stoic![[BodyHorror AsNodt]] as their top hams.
* Piedmon, in the dub of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
** Etemon, too. [[spoiler: Specially as Metal Etemon]]. Malomyotismon wasn't a slouch either.
* As awkward as it is to call them "hammy", there's no denying that the [[spoiler:skinless chickens]] from the second episode of ''LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita'' fit this trope. Sadly, the only character present for their EvilGloating InUniverse was [[ItMakesSenseInContext too busy adjusting the subtitles]] to notice.
* Mewtwo, during his stint as a villain in the English dub of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', which is not that surprising, considering 4Kids was the one who did the dub.
* Freed Sellzen in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' fits this trope. An AxCrazy exorcist who gets off on killing devils and does so for the hell of it. He'll also overact whenever he makes his onscreen appearances as well.
* [[Creator/RomiPark Ragyo Kiryuin]] in ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is not always hammy, but whenever she's in the middle of one of her evil speeches, or gloating, her ham factor shoots through the roof.
* [[NationsAsPeople Prussia]] in ''AxisPowersHetalia'' is one of the series' few "[[WordOfGod mostly villainous]]" characters, and (rather [[WorldOfHam impressively]]) beats out most of the cast in sheer haminess.
-->'''Prussia''': [[IncomingHam SUCK IT, LOSERS!]] I am the [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex AWESOME PRUSSIA]]!
** {{Averted}} later on, as Prussia was increasingly sympathetic as the series/webcomic went on, restoring the title of "most villainous" to the resident SoftSpokenSadist [[StepfordSmiler Russia]]. And then ''Russia'' himself became increasingly LighterAndSofter, more sympathetic and ''less'' "menacing".
* Light from Manga/DeathNote is such a ham that he'll "take a potato chip.....and EAT IT!"
** Ryuk wasn't exactly the most quiet villain, either. "THE SYMPTHOMS ARE STARTING!"
* In {{Cyborg 009}}, [[Creator/UnshoIshizuka Von Bogoot]] was mostly as SoftspokenSadist. But his boss, Scarl, was a magnificent ham. [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Guess who voiced him]]?
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* Many SilverAge villains.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in every possible incarnation of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
** Many other ''Batman'' villains fall into this as well, especially in the [[Series/{{Batman}} campy 60's series]] and some of the movies (in ''Film/BatmanForever'', ComicBook/TheRiddler, played by Creator/JimCarrey, even asks: "Was that over the top? I can never tell").
* SilenceYouFool! Nobody possesses more ham than '''[[SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom DOOM!!]]'''
** The very cosmos itself is the scenery upon which eternal {{Galactus}} chews, mortal. Literally.
* The League of Evil Exes from ''ScottPilgrim'', especially the ones who are particularly evil. The film just makes it more obvious in most cases.
* The first Robotnik from ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' showed a bit of this; Eggman does as well, especially once [[SanitySlippage his sanity starts slipping]].
* Baron Karza from ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'', just about all the time.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Daemon from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' comes off as this.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon villains are even hammier.
** The Evil Queen from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', especially after magically disguising herself as an elderly woman.
** Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', a name that just screams "ham". Even [[Film/{{Maleficent}} the live-action version]] with some AdaptationalHeroism doesn't forget to give AngelinaJolie the {{Card Carrying Villain}}ess moments necessary to unleash the ham.
** The Queen of Hearts from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''. '''Off with their heads!'''
** Captain Hook from ''Disney/PeterPan''.
** Cruella de Vil in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', who also got a live-action version, with Glenn Close clearly enjoying herself.
** Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** Prince John from ''Disney/RobinHood''.
** Ratigan from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''.
*** But of course, it's VincentPrice.
** Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
** Gaston from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Forte (voiced by TimCurry) in [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas the sequel]] as well.
*** No one hams like Gaston, no one jams like Gaston, no one kicks it at poetry slams like Gaston! ("I'm especially good at [[MilkingTheGiantCow ges-TIC-u-LATING!]]") Man, what a ham, that [[MemeticMutation Gaston]]!
** Jafar from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
** Scar from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' played by Creator/JeremyIrons. Zira in the sequel, too.
** Hades, the car salesman from Hell, from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''. Unlike most characters originated in a movie with a CelebrityVoiceActor, Hades has had the same voice actor [[RecycledTheSeries in]] [[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse every]] [[Franchise/KingdomHearts incarnation]], because Creator/JamesWoods just enjoys doing it ''that much''.
** Clayton from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', voiced by the one and only '''[[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]!'''
** Yzma from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''.
** The ''EEVIL GEN-EE-OUS'' Jumba from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
** Doctor Facilier from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. '''[[VillainSong ARE YOU READY?!]]'''
** Gothel in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.
* Done intentionally in the Dreamworks animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. The title character even believes that supervillainy isn't just about villainy, it's about PRESENTATION!!!!
* Marvin [=McNasty=] in ''Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw''. He shouts just about EVERY line and chomps on every scene he's in.
* The Chief Blue Meanie in TheBeatles movie ''YellowSubmarine''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Profion (played by JeremyIrons) in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** The Green Goblin.
** Eddie Brock after bonding with the Venom symbiote.
--> "Ooh, my Spider Sense is tingling, if you get what I talking about. ''Tiger''."
* M. Bison in ''Film/StreetFighter'', [[MemeticMutation OF COURSE!!!]]. RaulJulia certainly gave himself a '''[[MemeticMutation DELICIOUS]]''' send-off. (Sagat is also a ham; he just pales in comparison to Bison.)
* Palpatine in ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III - Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', once it's known he is a Sith Lord. When he had his good guy facade on, he acted normally. When his evil side showed up, he started acting hammier. When he finally dropped the act altogether, he went to town (as ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', [[AnachronicOrder done many years before]], shows).
** In ''DarkEmpire'', Palpatine actually says "[[IAmTheNoun I AM the Dark Side!]]"
** This is actually something of an occupational hazard for Sith, since they draw their power from raw passion and self restraint is, consequently, not exactly on the agenda. Notice that Palpatine is always at his hammiest when using or about to use TheDarkSide.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': Creator/ColmFeore (The Lord Marshal), Creator/KarlUrban (Vaako), and Creator/ThandieNewton (Dame Vaako). Note that all three characters mentioned are Necromongers.
* Almost every villain in ''Film/TronLegacy'' is a LargeHam (with the exception of [[TheQuietOne Rinzler]]), but especially the BigBad. Clu uses his hamminess to make our world open and available to all of his programs. Yes! '''[[MemeticMutation TO ALL OF THEM!!!]]''' And that's before you get to his agent, [[spoiler: Zuse, who chews the scenery with his Bowie-esque nature.]] A ying and yang of hams, if you think about it.
* SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor in ''Film/{{Superman}}'' wasn't really hammy, just full of himself, but General Zod is a true ham. KneelBeforeZod's ham. Although his first instance was justified in that he was desperately pleading to avoid AFateWorseThanDeath.
** Luthor wasn't much hammier in ''Film/SupermanReturns'', was h-'''WROOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!!!'''
-->'''ComicBook/LoisLane:''' But millions of people will die!
-->'''Lex Luthor:''' ''BILLIONS!'' Once again, the press underestimates me.
** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' continues the tradition with its depiction of General Zod.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': "I'm just a Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvaniaaaaaaa..."
** Come to think of it, 90% of TimCurry's roles fall under this. If he's playing a villain, there's a good chance it'll be an awesomely hammy performance. TimCurry does not know any other way to act other than completely over the top, chewing every piece of scenery in sight. And we love him for it.
--->"[[{{It}} Excuse me, sir]]!! Do you have Prince Albert in a can?? YOU DO?? Well, ya better let the poor guy out!"
*** "Wuh-HUH! Wuh-HUH! Wuh-HUH!"
** TimCurry outshines every Muppet as a GenreSavvy Long John Silver in ''MuppetTreasureIsland''.
** ''Film/{{Annie1982}}''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzSSiMa29AE Eaaaaaaaaaaasy streeeeeeeeeeeeeet.]]
** ''Film/{{Legend}}''. Curry in the film [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VMWNnFoi2g has a full pork dinner]].
* Freddy Krueger in the later ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' films.
* As said above, a requirement for any ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie villain. Possible aversions are from Film/TheDarkKnightSaga: Ra's al Ghul is suave and subdued, and Two-Face is dead serious, particularly compared to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* ChristopherLee occasionally indulges in this. Although fully capable of being subtle and understated, he knows what's expected of him. His performance in ''TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible'' especially showcases this.
* AlPacino as the devil in ''TheDevilsAdvocate''. Hell, Pacino in ''any'' role that's even ''remotely'' villainous.
--> ''God... is an ''absentee landlord!''
* Lord Voldemort in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films. The same goes for [[JasonIsaacs Lucius Malfoy]] and [[HelenaBonhamCarter Bellatrix Lestrange]] (with the latter's scenery eating making her all the more scary).
* Just about every Creator/MalcolmMcDowell villain role.
** Alex from ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.
** The CEO of Water and Power in ''Film/TankGirl''.
** Cochrane in ''Film/BlueThunder''.
** Even as Soren in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', at least compared to the subdued performance everyone else but Data hands in.
* Film/GalaxyQuest: Oh, Sarris...
-->"YouFool! You fail to realize that, with your armor gone, my ship will tear through yours like '''tissue papaer'''."
-->"Prepare a tear-harness! '''For the Female'''."
* Creator/OrlandoBloom as the Duke of Buckingham in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011''.
* This trope is seen in a nutshell in the famous "I am the law!" scene in ''Film/JudgeDredd''. The good guy spits out the ultra-hammy "You betrayed the law!", and just to show that evil goes one step further, the bad guy responds with "LAAAWW!!!!" taken UpToEleven.
** Deliberately averted in the 2012 film ''Film/{{Dredd}}'', where KarlUrban's delivery of the famous line is much quieter.
* Magneto from the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' movies, played by Creator/IanMcKellen, has a few moments of this, but he's calm the rest of the time.
* Many Film/JamesBond villains, such as Jonathan Pryce's CorruptCorporateExecutive media mogul Elliot Carver, from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''. AdolfHitler.
* Whenever someone gets possessed in the ''NightOfTheDemons'' series, you can bet they'll start chewing scenery as well as faces.
* In the live-action adaptation of ''TheLastAirbender'', Commander Zhao, played by [[Series/TheDailyShow Aasif Mandvi]]. Averted with Fire Lord Ozai, who is somewhat of a LargeHam in the original cartoon, but is soft-spoken and contemplative in the film.
* [[MeanCharacterNiceActor Andy Robinson]] is decidedly... [[ObviouslyEvil unsubtle]] as the Scorpio Killer in ''Film/DirtyHarry''.
* ''BlueVelvet'' is a movie where most of the characters are pretty low key, but the villain, [[Creator/DennisHopper Frank]], yells nearly every line..
* Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers'' tends to alternate between being frighteningly intense and [[SoftspokenSadist unsettlingly collected]]. [[spoiler: Although that one "mewling quim" line does establish him pretty solidly as a LargeHam]].
* In the 1980's film [[Film/MastersoftheUniverse He-Man]], Frank Langella made Skeletor a Shakespearean villain with relish. He ultimately made him a force to be feared of with his performance from that of a campy villain in the cartoons.
* The Mayflowers in ''HudsonHawk'', full stop.
--> '''Darwin Mayflower:''' If da Vinci were alive today, he'd be eating microwave sushi, naked, in the back of a Cadillac with the both of us! History! Tradition! Culture! Are not concepts! These are trophies I keep in my den as paperweights!
* SalmaHayek, Benecio del Toro and Demian Bichir play the villains in ''{{Savages}}'' and do it with devilish glee. Especially del Toro's HamAndCheese performance.
* [[AdaptationalVillainy Salman Rushdie]] in the movie ''International Guerrilas'' definitely is this.
* [[spoiler: The Wicked Witch of the West]] in Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful is supposed to be terrifying, but instead she is incredibly hammy, complete with Narm and Scenery Chewing.
* In ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' Stanley Tucci is in non-stop ham mode as Roderick. For the giants, being hammy is almost a requirement.
* Colin Farrell's scene chewing role as Bullseye in ''{{Film/Daredevil}}'' takes this trope and just runs with it to its funnest extent.
* The Doctor from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''. Even before [[spoiler:he becomes Cobra Commander]], he had his hammy moments.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Let's face it, Harrison is DEVOURING the scenery. [[spoiler:But then, he's Khan - he was genetically engineered to be the hammiest man on Earth.]]
** From the previous [[Film/StarTrek film]], we have Nero, who gave some choice quotes.
--> '''"SPOOOOOOOCCCCKKKKKKK!"'''
--> '''"FIRE EVERYTHING!"'''
** Before those, F. Murray Abraham's Ru'afo in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', Christopher Lloyd's Kruge in ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', and (of course) Ricardo Montalban's [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan "Wrath Of"]] Khan were magnificently over-the-top, with Khan in particular even giving William Shatner - in his [[BigWordShout most over-the-top mode]] - [[HamToHamCombat a run for his money]].
-->'''Khan''': I've done ''worse'' than kill you. I've ''hurt'' you. And I wish to ''go on hurting you''. I shall leave you as you left ''me'', as you left ''her''...marooned for ''all eternity'' in the centre of a dead planet...Buried alive...''Buried aliiiiiiive''...[[note]]And this was him being ''subtle''![[/note]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' franchise gives us the likes of The Kurgan (Creator/ClancyBrown) in [[Film/{{Highlander}} the first movie]], General Katana (MichaelIronside) and David Blake (John C. [=McGinley=]) in ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'', Kane (Mario Van Peebles) in ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'', Jacob Kell (Bruce Payne) in ''Film/HighlanderEndgame'' and The Guardian (Cristian Solimeno) in ''Film/HighlanderTheSource'', all to varying degrees of success.
* In ''Film/ScannersIITheNewOrder'', TheDragon Peter Drak is by far the most melodramatic of the villains, gleefully killing people with his mind and laughing about it afterwards. By contrast, during his most evil act [[spoiler:(murdering David's elderly mother for no reason)]] he is [[SoftSpokenSadist deliberately calm and quiet]].
* In ''Film/CubeZero'' Canadian actor Michael Riley is completely hamming it up as Jax, the main bad guy the controllers upstairs send down. He's basically an over-the-top caricature who just revels in his evil and is clearly enjoying himself thoroughly.
* ''[[Film/{{Downfall}} "THAT WAS AN ORDER! STEINER'S ASSAULT WAS AN ORDER!]]'' Who do you think you are to disobey an order I give?! So this is what it has come to... The military has been lying to me... Everyone has been lying to me, even the SS!"
* Gordon Currie's part in the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' movies is the hammiest of all, possibly because Currie was the only one who noticed [[HamAndCheese what kind of movie he was in]]. He plays TheAntichrist. You do the math.
* The evil god Braxus in the third ''[[Film/TheBeastmaster Beastmaster]]'' (DirectToVideo) film.
* Rhys Wakefield as the "Polite Leader" of the gang trying to invade Ethan Hawke's house in ''Film/ThePurge''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Visser Three in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''. While thought-speak can be directed at one, several, or even everyone in range, the Visser is '''CONSTANTLY BROADCASTING HIS PRESENCE''' to all, including his enemies. In fact, in the whole series (when in an Andalite body), he speaks to one person at a time a grand total of ONCE.
* Averted by Lily Weatherwax in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''; she's actually somewhat menacingly toned down. What makes this instance notable, though, is the way her sister, Esmerelda "Granny" Weatherwax, reacts; the very fact that Lily isn't ChewingTheScenery enrages her as much as all the damage she's done to innocent lives over the years. Lily went off to be the bad sister, leaving Esme to be the good one, but Lily spent the whole time deluding herself that she was the good one, so even though there was no doubt which sister she was, ''she never took the opportunity to enjoy it.'' To Granny, this is almost as bad as denying Esme the choice in the first place.
* Venandakatra the Vile in the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries''. He is a devotee of every vice known to man, and some that haven't been discovered to this day. He loves hurting people, except when they fight back. He wages war by pitching an array of tents that are more ostentatious and less tasteful than the palaces of more ModestRoyalty, and then makes guarding his comfort a primary objective of his campaigns. He has the most expensive feasts constantly dumped into his mouth and treats slave girls much like food, to be consumed and the husks discarded; and sex to him is no fun unless combined with torture. The book also makes a point of mentioning that he is called The Vile and not The Cruel because the latter might imply respect. In general, the chief pleasure a reader takes in his character is that it is almost impossible to imagine someone so extravagantly and flamboyantly evil - even if we know [[TruthInTelevision such people exist]] in RealLife.
** In addition, his RoyalBrat status means that a good chunk of his dialogue consists of loud, semi-coherent rage.
* Kerrigor in ''Literature/{{Sabriel}}''. "Blood for the breaking!" Apparently, he was a flamboyant guy who loved having every eye on him even while alive; after becoming undead, getting DrunkOnTheDarkSide, and becoming quite possibly the most powerful active being on the planet, this natural tendency got taken UpToEleven.
* Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in ''{{Dune}}''.
** Ian [=McNeice=] definitely shows it in his portrayal of the baron in the miniseries.
* Invoked in ''TheTamuli'', when the normally restrained Sir Bevier goes undercover at the villain's camp as a mercenary. He attempts to appear "dangerously competent", but his stage training takes over and, as a result, he ends up looking like a homicidal maniac and leaves the entire camp terrified of him.
* Used differently with each of the three most powerful [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Forsaken]] in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''.
** [[TheDragon Ishamael]] is a rather impressive [[LargeHam ham]] in his persona as Ba'alzamon, giving some rather spectacular CardCarryingVillain rants owing to being DrunkOnTheDarkSide. [[spoiler: Subverted when he comes back later in the series as Moridin, and is ''much'' calmer and more restrained, coming across as almost resigned at times, and is much scarier for it]].
** [[TheStarscream Lanfear]] is usually AffablyEvil, especially around [[TheChosenOne Rand]]. Just ''don't'' mash her BerserkButton, because we're not kidding about the "berserk" part. Lanfear is one of the most deadly [[FunctionalMagic channelers]] of all time, and in a screaming temper she's more than capable of blasting just about anyone in her way to ash.
** [[FourStarBadass Demandred]] appears at first to be a complete aversion; the guy is stoic to the point of hardly ever showing genuine emotion except for the occasional glimpse of the seething core of ''epic rage'' at the heart of his personality. [[spoiler: Then in the final book he finally lets all that hate out, in the process becoming the LargeHam he was ''born'' to be]].
* Many of [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden's]] enemies are this to some degree. DrunkOnTheDarkSide is quite common throughout the series, and coupled with the AntiquatedLinguistics of many supernatural creatures, this is a great recipe for some serious ham. The standout example is probably Lord Raith, who is explicitly compared to a movie villain in his extremely over-the-top and melodramatic dialogue, but many other characters also fit the bill.
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': InvokedTrope in the Season 4 finale. A future propagandist is using holographic versions of several main characters to engage in some historical revisionism. When Evil Capitan Sheridan is making a speech in front of a group of about-to-be-executed prisoners, Bruce Boxleitner hams it up for all he's worth.
* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':
** In the first season of ''Buffy'', The Master had moments of incredible ham:
--> Yes, shake, Earth! This is a sign! We are in the final days! My time is come! Glory! GLORY! *pause* [[MoodWhiplash What do you think? 5.1?"]]
** And [[PhysicalGod Glory]] was just ''made'' of ham. Seriously, she might not have had a single scene that wasn't gloriously hammy. Overcompensating for your lost hell-empire will do that to you.
** In both ''Buffy'' and ''Angel'' we have Angelus, who uses those vampire teeth to chew all the scenery he can find. Particularly in his second appearance. Good lord, man, switch to decaf.
--> '''Angelus:''' "Uh-ohhh! Vampire with a gun!"
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': ''All'' of Barbara Kellerman's roles in the BBC TV adaptations of the book series, i.e. the White Witch in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'', the Hag in ''Literature/PrinceCaspian'', and the Lady of the Green Kirtle in ''Literature/TheSilverChair''. Her attempts to sound angry are more likely to send the audience into giggles than intimidate them.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': Nate Haskell hams it up to no end at his trial for stabbing Langston. It's clearly the character being hammy, as the actor can do a very good subtly creepy when he wants to.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'': The show seems to be rather fond of this one for the seasonal BigBad. Season 3 had Jimmy Smits, season 4 had JohnLithgow, and season 6 has Edward James Olmos AND Colin Hanks.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** While the show is in general a WorldOfHam, any ''Who'' villain worth his or her salt will out-ham the heroes. But [[NoIndoorVoice DAAALEKS ARE-SUPERIOR-HAMS-TO-THEM-AAALL]]!
--->'''Website/SFDebris:''' Doctor Who is a world where no villain has an indoor voice.
** ''NO ONE! OUT HAMS!'' '''DAVROS!!!'''
** The Eighth Doctor, in the Creator/BigFinish audios, functions as almost a controlled experiment in this trope. When he's himself, he's quite soft-spoken (so you turn up the volume). But if he gets turned evil, he has {{NO INDOOR VOICE}} (and you scream and fling your mp3 player of choice as he assaults your ear drums when ''he'' turns up the volume too).
--->'''I AM BECOME ZAGREUS!'''[[note]]The Doctor is never too evil and hammy to make highbrow references.[[/note]]
** Most incarnations of TheMaster serve up large slices of ham, notably Creator/JohnSimm, Anthony Ainley, and (in spoof ''The Curse of Fatal Death'') Jonathan Pryce. Although he only plays The Master for a few minutes, Creator/DerekJacobi manages to be pretty hammy himself. Quite the change from the mild-mannered [[spoiler:Professor Yana]].
** The Racnoss Empress in "The Runaway Bride" is truly one of the largest hams the series has ever seen. Creator/CatherineTate, in her first appearance as companion Donna Noble, counters with HamToHamCombat.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E5RiseOfTheCybermen John Lumic]] starts hamming it up the very minute he [[EvilCripple wheels]] on screen.
--->'''John Lumic:''' And how will you do that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhaCLgLhSVk FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE]]?
** A villain called Androvax from a species whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is GrandTheftMe pays our heroes a visit on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. Creator/ElisabethSladen was clearly having a lot of fun as a possessed Sarah Jane.
** She's always been brassy, sassy, and flirty, but BrainwashedAndCrazy [[spoiler:River Song]] from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler"]] could stock a deli counter all by her lonesome.
** Soldeed from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E5TheHornsOfNimon "The Horns of Nimon"]] is infamously campy. So much so that his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRUqJSCOyZ4 confrontation with Romana]] has a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98MxxpzIoyg dance remix]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gyUgPl1SU "MY DREAMS OF CON-QUEST!"]]
** '''''BY ALL THE MOONS OF CALLUFRAX, YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR FAILURE TO NOT MENTION THE PIRATE CAPTAIN FROM THE CLASSIC SERIES SERIAL THE PIRATE PLANET! MR. FIBULI! MR. FIBULI! WHERE IS THAT NINCOMPOOP, MR. FIBULI?!?'''''
** Much like Eight, Eleven is a scenery-chewer to start with but gets even hammier when infected with Cyberman-tech in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]]. Creator/MattSmith's ActingForTwo moment as the Cyber-Planner Mr. Clever manages to out ham the Doctor... as the Doctor! "THEEEEEEEY'RRRRRREEE HEEEEEERRREE!"
** King Yrcanos from the story [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp "The Trial of a Time Lord: Mindwarp"]], which is no surprise since he's played by Creator/BrianBlessed! However, he only really had that status at the start of the story -- The evil, that is. Not the hamminess. In fact, the hamminess just kept increasing as the story progressed.
** The Fourth Doctor is a [[LargeHam ham to end all hams when he's his NORMAL self]], but the various RobotMe, [[AIIsACrapshoot evil computer selves]], {{Evil Knockoff}}s, and the various times he pretends to be evil for plot, humour or {{Superdickery}} all involve universe-shattering levels of overacting. In the last case, it's justified, as the Doctor himself is clearly [[EvilFeelsGood loving the opportunity to be evil for a while]] ''because'' he loves dramatics.
** One of the Fourth Doctor's most DangerouslyGenreSavvy moments is in "Shada", where he teases the villain Skagra about his emotionlessness being an affectation, because there is no ''way'' he would be fighting someone who didn't have a "manic gleam" in the eye and keep announcing things like "The universe belongs to me!!" Skagra pretends to be above that sort of thing, but still heads headfirst into VillainousBreakdown between his plan failing and the Doctor intentionally annoying him, eventually being reduced to having a manic gleam in the eye and shouting things like "The universe belongs to me!"
** Averted in the Tenth Doctor audio story "Dead Air", in which the sound creature impersonating the Doctor's voice is ''almost'' right and can semi-convincingly get the [[{{Technobabble}} patter]] down but has a noticeably flatter and less dramatic delivery to its words than the (actual) Doctor narrating the events.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': [[spoiler: Ramsay Snow, Lord Bolton's [[BastardBastard bastard son]].]] Initially, while pretending to be Theon Greyjoy's friend and rescuer, he seems quite calm and soft spoken; however, the moment he reveals his true colors, he turns into a giggling, jumpy, mood-swinging, psychotic LargeHam.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Portrays historical villains this way occasionally, especially Caligula. Phillip II of Spain has his hammy moments too.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Nevel.
* ''{{Jekyll}}'': Mister Hyde.
* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'': Kougami (an ''extremely'' LargeHam as is) makes a Kamen Rider movie in-universe. ''Everyone'' playing a villain in the film suddenly becomes a gigantic ham, especially [[EvilMentor Ankh]] as the BigBad, who gives Kougami a run for his money. Of course, this might be because he's still kind of a villain anyway.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'':
** InvokedTrope, where Kimberly is kidnapped by Zed's minions. They try a failed HypnotizeThePrincess spell on her, but she fakes it working by acting like Rita in all her scenery chewing glory.
** And let's not forget Rita herself, as her line in the opening of the show proves it:
--> '''Rita Repulsa:''' AAAAHHH!! [[SealedEvilInACan After 10,000 years]], I'm FREE! It's time to CONQUER EARTH!
** It's basically required for any PowerRangers villain to be hammy enough to reach {{Camp}} status.
** Tommy / the original Green Ranger. As a good guy, not really much hammier than the other Rangers. As a bad guy? "MUHAHAHA! I will DESTROY the Power Rangers!" He reverts to this when brainwashed by Gasket in Zeo.
** There's also [[TheDragon Astronema]]/[[TheAtoner Karone]], who was INCREDIBLY hammy as a villain, but no more so than other characters after making a HeelFaceTurn.
** In addition, {{Tokusatsu}} villains in general tend to be like this.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** The Evil Queen and Rumpelstiltskin are both rather hammy in the Enchanted Forest. Rumpelstiltskin combines this with GigglingVillain, The Evil Queen absolutely '''[[ChewingTheScenery devours]]''' the scenery. Regina and Mr. Gold, their human Storybrooke counterparts, however, are not.
** Rumpelstiltskin is probably hammier than Mr. Gold because he's also far crazier, Regina on the other hand was probably hamming it up for kicks.
** You thought the Evil Queen was hammy? Wait until you see her impersonate ''[[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]]''. Lana Parrilla is clearly having the time of her life.
** Dr. Whale's true identity turns out to be [[spoiler:Dr. Frankenstein]]. He's as hammy as you'd expect.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Any of the characters from [=WaxWorld=]'s "Villain World" qualify. Among the villains are the particularly hammy Caligula and Napoleon.
* ''Series/{{Revolution}}'': Captain, no, Major Tom Neville engages in this at times. [[Creator/DavidLyons Bass]] describing how he'd use a working Blackhawk helicopter against the other republics is ''pure'' ham.
* ''Series/RobinHood'': In this 2006 BBC production, NO ONE chews more scenery than the Sheriff of Nottingham. NO ONE.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Moriarty, to a certain extent. He's very hammy when he feels like it, but is just as good at being calm and creepy when that suits him better.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Clark would become far hammier whenever he was under the influence of Red K or switched out for an evil doppelganger. And that's without getting into the series' villains. Between Creator/JohnGlover as Lionel Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum's LexLuthor, and Callum Blue's [[ChewingTheScenery scenery chewing]] as the horrifically [[VillainousBreakdown unstable]] Major Zod, the show had this trope covered.
--> "Unlike you I will lead from a throne, not from the shadows. Everyone on Earth, including the woman you love, will KneelBeforeZod!"
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** The [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Goa'uld]] pretty much had hammy-ness as a [[PlanetOfHats species trait]]. This was justified because all the Goa'uld were egotistical, bought into their own [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens act of playing gods]], and based their entire civilization on ruling through fear. Their CoolButImpractical technology, their outfits, and their behavior all went along with this trope. Nothing like a booming "'''[[KneelBeforeZod KNEEL BEFORE YOUR GOD!]]'''" accompanied with some GlowingEyesOfDoom to get the peasants in line.
** A Goa'uld could tone it down if it ever needed to pretend to be human, but the hammy-ness returned the instant its true nature got discovered.
** Case in point:
--> '''Anubis:''' ''I'' am ''Anubis.'' Humans of the Tau'ri! Your ''[[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt End Of Days]]'' finally '''approaches! [[NoQuarter There will be no mercy!]]'''
--> '''Jack O'Neill:''' Aw, c'''mon''. [[LampshadeHanging Who talks like that?!]]
** The Priors could also ham it up occasionally, especially when quoting the Book of Origin.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
** InvokedTrope in the episode "Duet". [[spoiler:Aamin Marritza, a Cardassian filing clerk who worked in a forced labor camp run by the brutal Gul Darhe'el impersonates the latter both to make Cardassia admit to the crimes committed there against the Bajorans and to soothe his guilty conscience over not being able to stop it. While impersonating Darhe'el he acts pretty hammy, but when the ruse is dropped, he acts far more subdued. This is used to great effect when Kira confronts him with the truth and Maritza gives another hammy rant only to [[TearJerker break down in tears once the memories and the guilt start flooding in.]]]]
** Also, an early episode where Dr. Bashir came down with a bad case of GrandTheftMe thanks to a dying evil space criminal gave Alexander Siddig the chance to let his ham flag fly.
** And let's not even get started on the holodeck Bond villain played by Captain Sisko, which allowed Avery Brooks to chew up every bit of scenery around him in ways taken UpToEleven (and obviously had the time of his life doing it.)
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
** Although Creator/WilliamShatner usually negates this trope since he's the hero, when Captain Kirk was split into good and evil selves in the episode "The Enemy Within", the evil side was much hammier.
--> "I'm Captain Kirk! ''I'm Captain Kirk!'' '''IIIIII'M CAPTAIN KIRK!'''"
** He does it again when we briefly see the evil MirrorUniverse Kirk in "Mirror, Mirror".
** Same goes for every character in the mirror universe episodes of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Most of the actors were at near-Shatner levels of hamminess even during the normal episodes, but their evil counterparts take things UpToEleven.
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. EmperorScientist Dr Chaotica in that Film/FlashGordonSerial holodeck homage, The Adventures of Captain Proton. The entire program is a WorldOfHam with even Captain Janeway joining in, so naturally the villain has to outham everyone or get left behind.
-->"FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! You shall PAY for your [=inCOMPetence!=] SEIZE HIM!"
* ''Series/TrueBlood'': Russell Edgington, Vampire King of Louisiana, in the third season. *rips news anchor's spinal cord out, waves it around* "We! Will EAT YOU. ''AFTER'' we eat your children! [{{Beat}}] [[MoodWhiplash And now for the weather. Tiffany?]]"
* In the BBC's 2008 adaption of Charles Dicken's ''Little Dorrit'', Andy Serkis is clearly a ball playing the villain of the piece Rigaud
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* Shakespears Sister's "Stay" is a ConceptVideo where Marcella Detroit and Siobhan Fahey portray {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s of life and death and fight over a comatose man. Fahey's performance as death is definitely the more over-the-top of the two, mainly due to her dramatic gestures and facial expressions.
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* Loki in ''VideoGame/TheAvengersZenStudios''.
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* Any {{Pantomime}} villain worth his salt.
* The Wolf from ''The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf'' '''requires''' a LargeHam, to contrast with his lethargic attorney.
* Cora in ''Anyone Can Whistle'' is a first-class scene stealer.
* In ''Theatre/TwiceCharmed'', Franco [=DiFortunato=] definitely is hammy, as are Lady Tremaine and the stepsisters.
* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', all the villains are hammy, especially Jessie and James.
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* Pick the BigBad of a ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game. Any one of 'em. They're this trope. Ansem, Seeker of Darkness/[[spoiler:Xehanort's Heartless]] gets an extra special mention here. Also, see the Disney Villains list below.
** Xemnas is an exceptional example. It's in his character to be as hammy as possible. Having no emotions, he makes up for it with exaggerated hand gestures and stretches out a lot of his lines to seem more emotional. His [[NorioWakamoto voice actor in the Japanese version]] certainly helps.
* Wesker in the ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' series.
** Chief Irons in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''
** Alfred and Alexia Ashford in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''.
** Ramon Salazar in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. Isn't that right, MEEESTEEER Kennedy?!
* The Dark Savant in ''[[VideoGame/{{Wizardry}} Wizardry 8]]''.
* In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', the entire [[VillainTeamUp Chaos faction]] exemplifies this trope with all of the hammiest villains of the series. The only exceptions are [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]] ([[spoiler: [[ReverseMole but he isn't really part of the Chaos faction]]...]]), [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Ultimecia]], who are fairly restrained. Odd because Ultimecia was quite hammy in her respective game. ("KURSE YOU SEEDS!")
* Kane in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' becomes ever increasingly hammy as time goes on.
** The ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert]]'' series gives us a parade of Russian nutjobs, culminating (so far) with TimCurry's Cherdenko. (Because it's ''TimCurry''.)
** [[GeorgeTakei George Takei's]] Yoshiro, Emperor of the Rising Sun, is also fairly hammy.
* ''DawnOfWar'', since it takes place in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', [[EvilVersusEvil everyone is evil]], and hence [[WorldOfHam everyone is hammy]], even if they are a MagnificentBastard.
** Special mention must go to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-gSJW3sHXE Chaos Space Marines]], however. Especially Crull, the Chaos Lord from the ''Winter Assault'' extension. [[http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=the%20end%20chaos&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CDAQtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDliMrKCpeww&ei=xhw8T-GkOKie0QW26p1t&usg=AFQjCNGAqKSvdoEDkYtWRWesde-bwvSsIA&cad=rja Oh dear Emperor, Lord Crull...]]
** In ''Retribution'', [[spoiler: Kyras]] make them all look sane and stable.
---> [[spoiler:'''Kyras''':]] BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD, SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE...LET THE GALAXY...BUUUUURRRRRRNNNNN!!!
** The Dark Eldar in ''Soulstorm'' embrace this whole-heartedly.
-->''"RAISE OUR STANDARD! LET IT STRIKE FFEEEAARR!"''
-->''"FOR KOMORAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!"''
* Arius from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''. "OH! NO! I was going to be KING of this world!"
** Arkham and [[spoiler: his devil trigger, Jester]], is also a rich source of Ham. With the latter, it's intentional, as he tried to act like a fool in order to effectively [[spoiler: play the sons of Sparda and Lady against each other]]. And it could also be a way of unleashing his inner goofball beneath that serious facade.
* Flemeth in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is very hammy when she isn't pretending to simply be a batty old lady and gets much more so in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Being voiced by [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Captain Janeway]] really helps.
** [[spoiler:Loghain]] becomes much hammier after his FaceHeelTurn.
** Though averted for the most part in the first game, since the Darkspawn can't, you know, ''talk''. Until Awakening, when they ''can'' talk and get their full opportunity to be hammy.
*** Special mention goes to the ham-tastic Mother.
** Knight-Commander Meredith in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is one of the best examples in the entire series.
*** Not to mention [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist teammate Anders]]; while he's only hammy in combat (actually, he's usually soft-spoken otherwise), his combat taunts (and [[ScreamingWarrior screaming]]) are a bountiful platter of ham.
* Liquid Snake manages to do this every chance he gets in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' gives us [[LargeHam Albedo Piazzolla]], [[ChewingTheScenery an incurable muncher]], complete with rampant {{evil laugh}}s at any given opportunity.
* [[EvilChancellor Vice President]] '''[[SayMyName RIICHAAARD!!]]''' Hawk in ''MetalWolfChaos'' [[IncomingHam opened his every appearance]] with an EvilLaugh and gleefully delivered lines such as...
-->'''RICHARD:''' "This wild dog of war is on the move, Michael! It'll bite you if you don't move it! It's time for my afternoon tea. There's nothing like sipping some delicious Darjeeling tea...and watching you getting your clock cleaned!"
* ''KidIcarusUprising'': [[spoiler:After dispatching the comparatively serious Medusa, Hades steals the show, absolutely ravishing in his evilness like if TimCurry was an evil god.]]
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Hazama/Yuuki Terumi. Part of the reason he's so LaughablyEvil is because his voice actors are clearly having a ''hell'' of a time.
** In Platinum's Gag Reel, when Litchi becomes the EvilOverlord 'Boob Queen', she becomes so overly hammy in nearly everything. In canon, however, Litchi is well-reserved and not that hammy (unless you count her suggestive moans of pains to be 'ham'), and [[spoiler:even if she's ForcedIntoEvil and in the NOL group, she didn't even become hammy, still retaining her calm. Tsubaki, on the other hand, becomes even more vehement and probably 'hammy' in trying to force the NOL order after her EvilCostumeSwitch.]]
* Sir Richard Hawksmoor in ''GhostHunter''. Sir Michael Gambon practically introduces himself with "I ''want'' '''FLESH'''." An incredible contrast with his role of Dumbledore in the [[Film/HarryPotter movies]].
* Nergal from the 2003 game ''{{Fire Emblem|Elibe}}'' wasn't THAT hammy until we got to see [[spoiler: his disfiguring scar]] by the end of the game. ''Then'', he unleashed his inner ham and let it run wild.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', the Zerg Overmind's first line is: "Awaken, my child, and embrace the glory that is your birthright." Every one of its subsequent lines is equally epic and pompous.
** "Know that I am the Overmind, the eternal will of the Swarm, and that you have been created to serve me..."
** Duran's appearance in ''Starcraft II'' is an interesting case: in disguise as [[spoiler: Emil Narud]], he has a perfectly normal speaking tone. Once he drops the disguise and shows his true colors, though, out comes apocalyptic levels of ham.
--> '''[[spoiler: Narud]]''': ''It is only beginning. [[PhysicalGod Amon]] whispered of this from the stars. He told you of his return... he told you of ruin... extinction... [[ApocalypseHow the end of all things]].''
** Maar's [[OneSceneWonder brief appearance]] in ''Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty'' is also filled to bursting with ham. [[spoiler: Now, consider that all three of the above had [[BiggerBad the same creator]], and wonder what ''his'' voice must be like...]]
* '''[[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN]]''' as [[ObviouslyEvil Mephiles the Dark]] is one of the ''very'' few good points of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' for precisely this reason.
** Eggman has always showed spades of this, but in more recent games (especially in VideoGame/SonicColors and VideoGame/SonicGenerations), he's been invoking this full-on, and he doesn't look like he's going back.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', once [[spoiler: you escape the fire pit]], [=GLaDOS=] starts along this path. She really goes to town once you [[spoiler: incinerate her morality core]].
** In VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}, [[spoiler: Wheatley]] gains several levels in ham when you [[spoiler:yank GLaDOS out and plug him in]]. Apparently, a certain amount of hamminess is literally hardwired into the system.
* The ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' versions of UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, UsefulNotes/ToyotomiHideyoshi, and UsefulNotes/IshidaMitsunari. The first is absolutely, baby-eatingly, skull-cup-usingly ObviouslyEvil, and even has ominous background music and DramaticThunder to back him up. And he's voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto. Hideyoshi is the type to surround three armies at war, and demand ALL of their surrenders at once in a loud voice and with an even louder fist. He then goes ahead and obliges some hotblooded heroes. He also parts the seas. Mitsunari really likes shouting about what he is going to do to his enemies, specifically those who side with Ieyasu. Mitsunari does not say "Ieyasu!" He says, "IEEEYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASU!!!!!!!!"
* The ''VideoGame/{{X-Men}}'' arcade game introduces us to MAGNETO, MASTER OF MAGNET! Who wants those X-CHICKEN to know that THEY ARE NOTHING and would like to welcome them TO DIE!!
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'': If Cesare wants to live, he lives. If he wants to take, he takes. If he wants you to die, you die. And if he wants to ham, he ''''' HAAAAAAAAAMS!'''''
* The evilest of all ''{{Suikoden}}'' villains, Luca Blight, is also the hammiest, with lots of exclamation marks, a distinctive EvilLaugh of "'''HOO HOO HOO HA HA HA HA HA!!!'''", and, of course, his famous last words "It took hundreds to kill me, but I KILLED BY THOUSANDS! LOOK AT ME!!! I AM SUBLIME!!! I AM THE TRUE FACE OF EVIL!!!!! *{{Evil Laugh}}s to death*"
* Jegran in ''CrystalBearers'', after he drops pretending to be good.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** [[spoiler: Barlowe]] in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' normally speaks with a very neutral and verbose tone. However, once his true colours are revealed, he goes nuts with wild abandon, laughing manically the whole time.
** And Dracula. In pretty much every game with voice acting.
** Death from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' simply never shuts up in his 5 minutes hammy speech [[spoiler: even though he has been quite normal when he stayed as Zobek, your ally.]]
* Lord Ghirahim in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', aka Mr. Furious! OUTRAGED! SICK WITH ANGER!! Zant from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' is similarly hammy, especially during his VillainousBreakdown. [[BigBad Ganon]] is also somewhat hammy ([[PigMan literally, in certain situations]]), but he's rather restrained compared to the other two.
* Geldoblame, of ''BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'', is far and away the hammiest character in the game and (unintentionally) probably the best-voiced character, just because it's so amusing.
* Bowser of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' gets hammier with every game.
** Fawful in the MarioAndLuigi series is a hammy lunatic who speaks in the most over the top way possible. Him being the villain in Bowser's Inside Story and being against the aforementioned Bowser is one of the reasons it's seen as so funny.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', most of the hammier characters are the villains. Let's see, there's O'Chunks, Count Bleck, Dimentio, Mr. L, and to a lesser extent, Mimi and Francis. And there's also Bowser as always, so it's probably safe to say that this trope is in full effect in this game.
* The ''ProfessorLayton'' series isn't exactly a WorldOfHam, often going with one hammed line per game, but it is ALWAYS said by a villain.
--> '''Don Paolo:''' ''Heeere I come.... '''READY OR NOT!'''''
--> '''Anton:''' '''''LAAAYTOOOON!!'''''
--> '''[[spoiler:Clive:]]''' ''This isn't happening... It can't end this way... '''IT WON'T END THIS WAAAY!!'''''
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', you can summon a prime example of this by using a "Conjure Dremora Lord" spell.
--> ''[[NoIndoorVoice I HONOR my LORD!]]'' ''By '''DESTROYING YOU!'''''
--> *Impales helpless bandit*
--> ''[[BadassBoast THERE CAN BE NO OTHER END!]]''
* [[BigBad The Galactic Emperor]] from ''VideoGame/GotchaForce'' is this trope, pure and simple. Let's look at his nice little pre-final battle speech...
--> '''Galactic Emperor:''' ''[[EvilLaugh MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!]] PUNY HUMANS, JUDGMENT TIME HAS ARRIVED! I'LL FINISH YOU ALL HERE! FIRST THIS PLANET, THEN THE WHOLE GALAXY! YOU AND YOUR SILLY GOTCHA BORGS WILL BE EXTERMINATED!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!''
* [[BrainInAJar Dr. Nero Neurosis]] of ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'' tends to shout whenever he gets irritated or scared.
* The Reapers in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are ''very'' hammy. Especially Harbinger, who is '''''[[VillainOverride ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL!]]'''''
* Every [[BigBadDuumvirate single Prime Evil]] in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' is this. Diablo, Baal and Mephisto really love to [[ChewingTheScenery Chew The Scenery]] to dust. Just listen to them speak, and even [[EvilSorcerer Zoltun Kulle]] is also an offender.
* [[spoiler: Poquelin]] from ''IcewindDale'', especially before your final fight with him.
-->"Over?, ''OVER?!!!'' On the contrary, ''my time has just begun!!!''"
* Thorgar from ''VideoGame/WarhammerMarkOfChaos''. Seriously, he's probably the most hammy video game character ever. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM_agqtrDnE Just listen to the guy]]. Of course, the other [[HornyVikings warriors of Chaos]] are (almost) as hammy as him, and the [[YouDirtyRat Skaven]] are pretty fond of unleashing the hog as well:
-->'''BUUUUURRRNNN THEM ALLLLLLL!!!'''
* One of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]], [[WorldOfWarcraft Yogg-Saron]], greatly delights in shouting pretty much everything in a booming voice, in direct contrast to the CreepyMonotone of fellow Old God C'thun.
--> '''''MADNESS WILL CONSUME YOU!''''''
-->'''[[OneWingedAngel Cower before my true form!]]''' '''''[[KneelBeforeZod BOW DOWN BEFORE THE GOD OF DEATH!]]'''''
--> '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlgxOo55IQ HOOWAHAHAHAHAHA GAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]'''''
** Blizzard loves this trope when it comes to antagonists and raid bosses. It's rare to find one that ''isn't'' a giant ham.
* [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "Cower, fools!]] ''[[IncomingHam MERASMUS IS HERE!"]]''
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', after a relatively understated introduction (at least as far as the anime goes), Beatrice becomes the queen of this {{trope}}. [[spoiler:Subverted. She's not the evil one. Bern is. And she's actually an EmotionlessGirl]]. Although, after TheReveal, she does get a lot more very expressive faces.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The vast majority of the villains in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Though [[BigBad Xykon]] and [[MagnificentBastard Tarquin]] are the most prominent.
* In ''YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'', Lewie the Lich chews more than his fair share of the scenery. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in [[http://www.yafgc.net/?id=592 this strip.]]
* Royce Lashiec, from ''{{Heartcore}}''. To say he has a flare for the dramatic would be a grave understatement.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Dr. Insano from ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' and ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', and also his AlternateUniverse counterparts, including Linksano.
* Nella from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick is already the hammiest woman on WebSite/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, but turns it up a few notches when she becomes Dark Nella.
* DoctorSteel loves ChewingTheScenery.
* AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum, the Inarguable Eternal Leader of the glorious and superior Planet 3. "THE VACUUM CONSORTIUM: SUBMIT WILLINGLY!"
* As if their film versions weren't hammy enough, [[AVeryPotterMusical Team StarKid's]] versions of Snape, Voldemort, Bellatrix, Lucius, and Umbridge take this trope UpToEleven.
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': Doctor Horrible gets some rather hammy moments.
** His AntiHero counterpart [[NathanFillion Captain Hammer]], on the other hand, is a full on LargeHam throughout the show.
* The AI O'Malley from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Just one example, after he's been asked to examine one of the Blue Team:
--> '''O'Malley:''' We want something from you, but we're not going to tell you what it is, until we need it! [[EvilLaugh Huhuhuhuahahahaha]]!
--> '''Church:''' No way! I'm not agreeing to something without knowing what it is!
--> '''O'Malley:''' Huhuhuhuhuhuh Oh yes you will. You will or your little friend Tucker will '''die''', die a most '''horrible''' death. And you know his blood will be on your hands. Years from now, you'll drive yourself mad wondering if there was anything you could have done to save him, so you ''will'' agree to what I want. You will agree even though what I want is something ''mysterious'', what I want is something ''frightening'', what I want is something '''PUUUUUUUUUURE EEEEEEEEEEVIL''', '''''AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!'''''
* Every villain in ''StupidMarioBrothers'' is this especially The Darkness.
* Dark Chaos in Literature/ChaosStorm displays this on a regular basis. Being StupidEvil, his [[LargeHam hammy lines]] aren't taken too seriously.
-->'''Dark Chaos''': Dark Chaos? [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide My power has become far greater than you can imagine.]] [[LargeHam I am]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dark Mayhem]] [[LargeHam now!]]
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Chris]]''': A nut by any other name is just as lame.
* [[BigBad Pathetic]] from ''AudioPlay/KingdomPaf'' is basically the incarnation of this trope. She acts hammy even when washing her hands, preparing her lunch, or playing video games.
* Though several villains from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' are hammy already, WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries like to take it to comical extremes:
** Marik is so hammy that he can hardly express himself like a regular person. And it goes UpToEleven when [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Melvin]] takes over: he is hammy even when trying to open a door.
** While usually more posed and calm than Marik, Bakura has his moments too.
** Dartz combines it with a ridiculous accent that makes him almost impossible for his minions to understand.
** Movie villains Anubis ("NOW YOU WILL DIE, AND THEN YOU WILL BE DEAD, BECAUSE I WILL HAVE KILLED YOU ! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA") and Paradox ("PWOTAGONISTS !") take it to such extremes it becomes ridiculous even for the main characters.
* Many members of the LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}}, such as Ross from LetsPlay/HatFilms, LetsPlay/SimonLane, LetsPlay/{{Turpster}} and LetsPlay/LewisBrindley, become considerably hammier when playing ''VideoGame/GarrysMod Murder''.
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* Most Disney TV animated villians.
** Magica [=DeSpell=] in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. She gets so carried away.
** Fat Cat and Prof. Norton Nimnul in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
** Don Karnage in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''
** WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck's EvilTwin, Negaduck.
** Zurg, the [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Evil Emperor]] from ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand''
** Pretty much every ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' villain except for Shego (the DeadpanSnarker and OnlySaneWoman).
** Dark Lord Chuckles the Silly Piggy from ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'', literally and figuratively.
** Dr. Doofenshmirtz of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
** Pavel of ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising''.
** Lord Hater of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''.
** Gideon Gleeful and Bill Cipher from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
* Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''.
* Plankton from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* Most of the Megatrons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Transformers}}'' tend towards dramatic speeches, bombastic tones, and a flair for impressive presentation.
** There's a lot of Ham with all the Decepticons (and Predacons and Vehicons); Megatron just happens to be around the most.
*** In one episode of ''BeastWars'', a MirrorMoralityMachine turned the laid-back Maximal Rhinox into a Predacon who chewed the scenery with as much gusto as any of them. Being made evil ''made'' him hammy to go with it.
* [[SmugSnake Admiral Zhao]] and [[BigBad Fire Lord Ozai]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. [[TheDragon Azula]] too, sometimes.
* Resident Villain Tobe on ''{{Pucca}}''. Taken to insanely OTT levels in the Spanish dub.
* Dr. Ivo Robotnik from ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' and probably in Sonic Boom.
* Mr. Burns from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. "Moments from now, I will wreak a terrible vengence on this town! NO ONE WILL BE SPARED! '''NO ONE!'''
** To say nothing of Sideshow Bob.
* From ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Brother Blood, Trigon, and a lot of the minor villains (notably Control Freak, Mumbo, Mad Mod, Killer Moth, and Dr. Light) are all rather hammy. Averted with the show's main BigBad, Slade, who almost never varies his voice from a very CreepyMonotone, and the Brain, season five's BigBad, who speaks through a voice synthesizer and really ''can't'' ham.
** While The Brain can't ham, Monsieur Mallah, his talking gorilla assistant, does a pretty good job of it.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' covers the whole spectrum:
** [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]] and his wife [[DarkActionGirl Fox]] are always very calm and poised, and their BattleButler Owen is absolutely (and deliberately) wooden.
** [[BigBad Demona]] can range from dangerously understated to completely hammy depending on her mood, as can [[EvilTwin Thailog]]. [[MadScientist Sevarius]] loves to ham it up when he's got an audience, but is calmer and more businesslike otherwise; seeing as how he's voiced by TimCurry, hamminess is to be expected.
** On the far end of the spectrum, you've got [[EvilSorcerer the Archmage]], [[JerkassGods Oberon]], and most of [[PsychoForHire the Pack]], who are absolutely and continually hammy.
* When he gets on a roll, The Monarch from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' is the pinnacle of this trope.
** Really, the same could be said for literally ANY villain on the show and a good number of the heroic side-characters (looking at you Jonas Venture Sr. and Jr.).
* El Supremo from obscure British animated film ''Freddie as FRO7'' takes this UpToEleven. Being voiced by [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]] doesn't hurt either. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWnhe0M5_Rc Check it out starting at 6:15]].
* Zim from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.
* [[MauriceLaMarche Father]] from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. What scenery he does not [[KillItWithFire burn]], he [[ChewingTheScenery chews with abandon]].
* Most ''CareBears'' villains
* A number of villains in ''TheSpectacularSpiderman''
** Especially in the appearances after his first, Doctor Octopus becomes a cunning CardCarryingVillain down to having an EvilGenius coffee mug, and accordingly becomes immensely hammy ("TREACHERY!!!" anyone?).
** Electro has a HairTriggerTemper on account of his PowerIncontinence and can instantly be prompted into a violent rampage by anyone [[BerserkButton calling him Max]] ([[ThatManIsDead his name before transformation]]). On some level, he's kind of amusing, but it's also pretty distrubing given his clear SanitySlippage.
** Green Goblin is a highly amusing FauxAffablyEvil ham who seems to be SteveBlum's homage to the Joker from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** Mysterio seems to have walked out of the Silver Age, having an immensely hammy EvilSorceror persona, talking in a FakeBrit accent, and throwing around Gratuitous Latin. As with the Goblin, Mysterio interestingly isn't all that hammy in his civilian identity. In Mysterio's case, he's partly DoingItForTheArt, and for both, it's a combination of a supervillain perk and to hide how dangerous and cunning they actually are.
* On ''GIJoe'', we have [[BigBad Cobra Commander]], who has NoIndoorVoice. Then there's [[TheDragon Destro]], TheBaroness, [[CreepyTwins Tomax and Xamot]]...Why don't we save time and say that being a LargeHam is pretty much a requirement in order to move up in the ranks of COBRA?
* Nightmare Moon, Discord, and Queen Chrysalis, all three from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
** Somewhat [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] with Nightmare Moon in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]], wherein Luna has changed her evil ways, but not her hammy ways, partly because [[FishOutOfTemporalWater she perceives it as traditional for royalty to be hammy]].
** While more [[{{Jerkass}} jerkish]] than evil, the Great and Powerful Trixie is also a ''very'' LargeHam.
** Hammy Pony Villains go back to the original G1 pilot with Tirek. "''Behold'' the Rainbow of '''DARKNESS'''!! '''''Bring forth TheNightThatNeverEnds!!!'''''"
* [[TheDreaded Mumm-ra]] the [[TransformationNameAnnouncement EEEEVEEEERRR]][[ByThePowerOfGraySkull -LIIIIVVVIIIING]]! of ''{{Thundercats}}'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]''
* Mojo Jojo of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* Lots of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' villains are hammy: [[HarmlessVillain Box Ghost]], [[EvilChef Lunch Lady]], [[GreenThumb Undergrowth]], and even [[BigBad Vlad Plasmius]] all have their moments. But the prize for the largest ham goes to Technus, self-proclaimed "Master of Long-Winded Introductions."
* Despite ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' being a WorldOfHam, Queen "I Hate Pirates!" Victoria manages to out-ham the heroes.[[note]]She doesn't meet the guy voiced by BrianBlessed[[/note]]
* It's almost a requirement to be a WesternAnimation/SWATKats Villain. Indeed, it would be easier to isolate which ones are not hammy.
* Similar to the above, it's a required (or heavily preferred) prerequisite to get on MegasXLR, from Warmaster Gorath to Magnanimous, but the REGIS Mark V takes the cake.
--> '''REGIS: You will all beg for mercy, in vain. The debris of your planet shall litter this solar system. I shall suck upon your very atoms.'''
* {{Subverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice.'' After her plan to take over Qurac is foiled, cameras catch [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Bee]] shaking her fist at the presidential palace, screaming that "Qurac will be mine!" However, she turns out to actually be [[VoluntaryShapeshifting M'gann]], disguising herself as Queen Bee so that people would know she was behind the scheme. Later when M'gann meets the real Queen Bee, she turns out to be a SoftspokenSadist who calls her performance "a bit over-the-top."
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has Ricardio The Heart Guy. He's voiced by GeorgeTakei, so it's to be expected.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]]: the eponymous villain, who is TheStoic and a SoftspokenSadist, but just when he grasps the NearVillainVictory, he commits BondVillainStupidity, EvilGloating and EvilLaugh.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Tabaluga}}'''s BigBad, Arktos the EvilOverlord [[{{Snowlems}} snowman]], also is greatly vain, loves the sound of his own voice, and is prone to hamming it up all the time.
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