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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'' one.\\
'''Titan:''' Oh yeah? What's the difference?\\
'''Megamind:''' ''[comes out of a giant representation of his head to [[Music/GunsNRoses Welcome to the Jungle]] in midair]'' ''PRESENTATION!''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''

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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. ''[[EvilLaugh Muwahahahahaaaa]]''!

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, bacon and scenery are important parts 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 also a LargeHam, or there is a WorldOfHam, it's not this {{trope}} unless the villain [[HamToHamCombat manages to still out-ham everyone]].

DastardlyWhiplash is a specific character type that embodies this trope--you know, the one with the twirling moustache and cape.


%%If you have time, please take time to put examples in alphabetical order. This page Administrivia/HowToAlphabetizeThings should help you with that.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Many villains from [[TheSeventies 1970s]] and [[TheEighties 80s]] {{Super Robot|Genre}} series. Examples worthy of mention are:
** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Dr. Hell and Baron Ashura.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': Great General of Darkness.
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer:'' Lord/Lady Gandal.
** ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'': Queen Himika.
** ''Anime/CombattlerV'': Prince Garuda.
** ''Anime/VoltesV'': Prince Heinel.
** ''{{Anime/Daimos}}'': Richter.
** ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Both [[BigBad Marder]] and [[TheDragon Hy Shaltat]] are prone to spout big, dramatic speeches and declarations.
--->'''Marder:''' What is the point of eternal peace? Life and death clash against each other. Lusts and ideals intertwine, and joys and sorrows color this world. Therefore, paradise... can only be unbearable grief. It can only be unbound joy. The paradise of all living things is, indeed, in chaos.
* Just about every named {{mook|s}} in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', with the main villains slightly less so.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', 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 ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''[='s=] Ali Al-Saachez, ''Anime/TurnAGundam''[='s=] Gym Ghingnham, and ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''[='s=] Master Asia, who is the biggest ham in [[WorldOfHam a world full of them]].
* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', Piccolo Jr. was an AxCrazy CardCarryingVillain as a bad guy, prone to [[EvilLaugh maniacal laughter]] and long winded monologues. 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 the anime series proper, Cell was more-or-less a straight villain. In the video games, however, he steps it up on the ham, with each new release making him even hammier. ''VideoGame/DragonballXenoverse'', especially, has him at his hammiest, as his lines as your mentor prove.
--> "''Splendid!'' Now, ''this'' was a real fight! I'd '''''totally''''' hug you right now if that was something I did!"
* Basically every villain in ''Manga/SailorMoon''. Queen Beryl, Wiseman, Dr. Tomoe, Mistress 9, Queen Nehelenia, Galaxia, the four generals, the Black Moon Clan (especially Esmeraude), Black Lady, any monster-of-the-day, take your pick.
* In general, every villain voiced by Creator/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 ''Manga/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 ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' by the name of [[BigBad Jail]] [[MadScientist Scaglietti]]. ESPECIALLY when he actually gets to be in front of a camera.
** Inverted with Lutecia Alpine, who was an EmotionlessGirl during her stint as an antagonist but grew into a LargeHam post HeelFaceTurn (though it did take a few years for it to kick in).
* 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 Creator/NorioWakamoto, so it's to be expected.
--> ''[[SignatureLine "ALL HAIL BRITANNIA!!"]]''
** 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/HumanityHasDeclined'' 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 ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is one of the series' few "[[WordOfGod mostly villainous]]" characters, and (rather [[WorldOfHam impressively]]) beats out most of the cast in sheer hamminess.
-->'''Prussia''': [[IncomingHam SUCK IT, LOSERS!]] I am the [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex AWESOME PRUSSIA]]!
** {{Averted|Trope}} 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 SYMPTOMS ARE STARTING!"
* In ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', [[Creator/UnshoIshizuka Von Bogoot]] was mostly a SoftspokenSadist. But his boss, Scarl, was a magnificent ham. [[Creator/NorioWakamoto Guess who voiced him]]?
* ''Franchise/KagerouProject'': The BigBad of the series, [[spoiler:the Wide-Open Eyes Snake]]. This trope comes into effect particularly in the anime's twelfth episode when he [[spoiler:possesses Konoha]]. [[OneSceneWonder The scene lasts all of five minutes]], but it's almost made completely WorthIt by how gloriously hammy he makes those five minutes.
* Villains of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' are never subtle, with DIO leading the army of hammy villains.
--> [[MemeticMutation MUDA! MUDA! MUDA! MUDA! MUDA! MUDA! MUDA! WRYYYYYY!!!]]
* Shuu Tsukiyama from Manga/TokyoGhoul has on several occasions tried to eat Kaneki and his friends. However, he practically has an orgasm when smelling Kaneki's blood on a piece of cloth, and his gratuitous use of French, Italian, and English phrases makes the character deliciously cheesy.
* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', [[AxCrazy Ibelda]] clearly thinks the scenery tastes delicious.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' brings us Vector of the Barian Emperors, who is hard pressed to be found not at any point screaming, trolling people, or both, all the while making strange faces, particularly in his true form. As a result he is one of the most popular characters in Zexal, even among people who don't particularly like Zexal.

* Franchise/SpiderMan:
** Many of Spidey's villains. Two examples would be Comicbook/NormanOsborn and Comicbook/DoctorOctopus.
** In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', Lex Luthor and Doctor Octopus are permanently trying to outdo each other in this department. Neither of them manages to impress their archenemies, though:
--->'''Doctor Octopus:''' Curse you, wall-crawler! Am I never to be free? Will you hound me forever? Will there never be an end?\\
'''Spider-Man:''' Huh?
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** Comicbook/LexLuthor ''loves'' hearing himself talk:
--->'''Lex''': I'm the only sane inmate of Asylum Earth. I'm not eager to hand tomorrow over to an interplanetary extremist with laser eyes. There's only room on this world for one leader, Superman. When I'm finished with you, every last gibbon out there will know you for the menace you are... and they'll realize that Lex Luthor is their savior.
** Comicbook/{{Brainiac}} couldn't even stop talking when he was dying in ''Comicbook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'':
--->'''Brainiac:''' I... am coming for you... Kryptonian... my victory... is inevitable...
** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', one-time supervillain Protector likes being overly dramatic. His verbosity doesn't impress Franchise/{{Superman}} or Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, though:
--->'''Protector:''' I warned you, Superman! I told you to leave the polluting industries alone! But no you wouldn't listen! You've set yourself up as judge, jury, and executioner and to that, the Protector says NO!
** Alien overlord Mongul is pretty hammy. In ''Comicbook/WarWorld'':
--->'''Mongul:''' We had a deal, Kryptonian, and you will honor it or I will crush your three hapless friends with a single gesture!
* Many Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} villains are verbose:
** Nightflame in ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'':
--->'''Nightflame:''' Nay! Your chrome-plated chariot does not frighten me! Now you shall know of the power of Nightflame! And of my flame-sword!
** Blackstarr in ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Supergirl Volume 2]]'':
--->'''Blackstarr:''' Fool! You think all there is to reality is what is seen? Yes I appear young and I may be younger still... or even be you, if I so desire!
* Franchise/{{Batman}}:
** Comicbook/TheJoker in every possible incarnation.
** 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'', The Riddler, played by Creator/JimCarrey, even asks: "Was that over the top? I can never tell").
* Comicbook/DoctorDoom: SilenceYouFool! Nobody possesses more ham than '''DOOM!!'''
* The very cosmos itself is the scenery upon which eternal ComicBook/{{Galactus}} chews, mortal. Literally.
* The League of Evil Exes from ''ComicBook/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 ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'', just about all the time.
* Pretty much every single goddamn villain written by Creator/GrantMorrison. This is especially apparent when he writes lines for Darkseid, such as in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.
* The Dark Judges are easily the most melodramatic villains in ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''. As they go around [[HangingJudge dispensing their own brand of justice]], they do basically nothing but spew {{Catch Phrase}}s. Maybe undeath just breathed new life into them...

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Daemon from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'' comes off as this.
* As if their film versions weren't hammy enough, Creator/TeamStarKid's versions of Snape, Voldemort, Bellatrix, Lucius, and Umbridge in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' take this trope UpToEleven.
* 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.
* The Iconians in any ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' fic involving Worffan101. Supreme High Lord Inevitably-Fated-for-Greatness is noteworthy for the sheer laughable arrogance of his introductory speech in ''Fanfic/BeatTheDrumsOfWar'', but all Iconians fit this trope. Worffan101 has repeatedly stated his dislike of STO's portrayal of the Iconians, and reacted by taking the hammy {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s of the game to their logical extreme.
* [[AntiVillain Doctor]] [[VillainProtagonist Dire]] of ''FanFic/DireWorm'' plays this trope, lampshades it, exploits it, and generally enjoys herself immensely. For example, facing [[EldritchAbomination Levi]]a[[NighInvulnerability than]]:
** Again, facing several soon-to-be-defeated opponents:
--> "[[ChessMotif CHECKMATE]] IN TWO."

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon villains are prone to being incredibly hammy. More often than not, they also perform a bombastic VillainSong.
** 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 Creator/AngelinaJolie the {{Card Carrying Villain}}ess moments necessary to unleash the ham.
** The Queen of Hearts from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' has quite a HairTriggerTemper. '''Off with their heads!'''
** Captain Hook from ''Disney/PeterPan'', a DastardlyWhiplash-esque pirate captain.
** Cruella de Vil in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', who also got a [[Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians live-action version]], with Creator/GlennClose clearly enjoying herself.
** Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** Prince John from ''Disney/RobinHood''.
** Ratigan from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', voiced by no one else but Creator/VincentPrice.
** Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
** Gaston from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Forte (voiced by Creator/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 '''Creator/BrianBlessed!'''
** Yzma from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''. Creator/EarthaKitt really hams it up.
** The ''EEVIL GEN-EE-OUS'' Jumba from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' is a CardCarryingVillain MadScientist alien with a faux Russian accent. He's not as evil as he claims, though.
** Doctor Facilier from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. '''[[VillainSong ARE YOU READY?!]]'''
** Gothel in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.
** Tamatoa in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' is a hammy GiantEnemyCrab with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed similar mannerisms to]] Music/DavidBowie.
* Done intentionally in the Dreamworks animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''. The page quote even shows that the title character even believes that supervillainy isn't just about villainy, it's about [[IncomingHam PRESENTATION!!!!]]
* Marvin [=McNasty=] in ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppiesAndTheLegendOfBigPaw''. He shouts just about EVERY line and chomps on every scene he's in.
* The Chief Blue Meanie in Music/TheBeatles movie ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.
* Arguably [[HamAndCheese one of the better parts]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH2TimmyToTheRescue'' is [[spoiler: Martin's]] dramatically hammy performance in the later portion of the film performed by Eric Idle, who seems to have loads of fun delivering every last line. He doesn't just chew the scenery as [[spoiler: Martin,]] he gobbles it up whole, shats it back out, and then gobbles it up again, rinse and repeat twice more. ("You'll be happy. Oh, so happy, if '''you''' '''''just''''' ''''' SAY YYYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!'''''")
* Nigel the cockatoo from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'' is a CardCarryingVillain with a penchant for dramatic poses.
* 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 Creator/BrianBlessed[[/note]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Profion (played by Creator/JeremyIrons) in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''.
--> "Ha-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta"
--> "Myyyyyyyy DESTINNNYYYY!"
--> "You can run your Ladyship, but YOU'LL NEVER RUN FAR ENOUGH!"
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** The Green Goblin. You can't really go subtle when you're flying around dressed as a green storybook monster, and Creator/WillemDafoe wisely didn't bother.
** Whenever Doctor Octopus tries to be menacing, he talks as hammily as possible.
-->"Find him. Or I'll peel the flesh off her bones..." ''(while a tentacle opens and closes akin to a biting gesture)''
** 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!!!]]. Creator/RaulJulia certainly gave himself a '''[[MemeticMutation DELICIOUS]]''' send-off. (Sagat is also a ham; he just pales in comparison to Bison.)
* Norman Stansfield in ''Film/LeonTheProfessional''. '''EEEEVERYONE!!''' [[Film/BramStokersDracula Most]] [[Film/TheFifthElement other]] [[Film/TrueRomance villain]] [[Film/AirForceOne roles]] played by Creator/GaryOldman should count just as well.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Palpatine in ''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 ''ComicBook/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. His apprentices Count Dooku and Darth Vader also frequently talk in a menacing to the point of exaggeration mannder (with Vader having the bonus of gesturing given his face is obscured by a mask).
** General Grievous serves as a proto-Darth Vader, and is even hammier than him, never dialing down on the dramatic speech (punctuated by [[IncurableCoughOfDeath coughs]]).
** General Hux in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''....mainly during that RousingSpeech of his before Starkiller blasts away The Hosnian System.
*** Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke, the other villains from the same film, and ''Film/TheLastJedi'' get their moments too. Kylo spends most of the climax of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' beating his abdominal wound until he draws blood and either growling or yelling his lines. Snoke doesn't get to really cut loose until ''Film/TheLastJedi'' but it's quite memorable when he does. His [[spoiler: final]] monologue to [[spoiler: Rey]] combines this with SuddenlyShouting.
* ''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.
* ComicBook/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 a FateWorseThanDeath.
** Luthor wasn't much hammier in ''Film/SupermanReturns'', was h-'''[[MemeticMutation 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. And then ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' added another hammy Lex Luthor.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': "I'm just a Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvaniaaaaaaa..."
** Come to think of it, 90% of Creator/TimCurry's roles fall under this. If he's playing a villain, there's a good chance it'll be an awesomely hammy performance. Tim Curry 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.
** "[[Literature/{{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!"
*** "They float... THEY ALL FLOAT!!!"
** Tim Curry outshines every Muppet as Long John Silver in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''.
** ''Film/{{Annie 1982}}''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzSSiMa29AE Eaaaaaaaaaaasy streeeeeeeeeeeeeet.]]
** ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}''. 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 he started to have more fun tormenting his victims and became a theatrical wisecracker.
* As said above, a requirement for any ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie villain. Possible aversions are from Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy: Ra's al Ghul is suave and subdued, and Two-Face is dead serious, particularly compared to ComicBook/TheJoker.
* Creator/ChristopherLee occasionally indulges in this. Although fully capable of being subtle and understated, he knows what's expected of him. His performance in ''Film/TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible'' especially showcases this.
* Creator/AlPacino as the devil in ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate''. Hell, Pacino in ''any'' role that's even ''remotely'' villainous.
--> ''God... is an ''absentee landlord!''
* Every incarnation of Lord Voldemort in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films whether he's [[Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone possessing]], [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets younger]] or his present snake faced wizard. The same goes for his Death Eaters. [[Creator/JasonIsaacs Lucius Malfoy]], [[spoiler: [[Creator/DavidTennant Barty Crouch Jr.]]]] and [[Creator/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''.
* Komodo, oh dear sweet Komodo from ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue''. The man is a giant ham and cheese sandwich, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i99ovxEGVU&t=414s these clips]] prove.
* 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.
** This HamToHamCombat is deliberately averted in the 2012 film ''Film/{{Dredd}}'', where Creator/KarlUrban's delivery of the famous line is much quieter. But the villain, [[FluffyTheTerrible smug crime queen MaMa]], still fits the trope by having Creator/LenaHeadey clearly having fun playing a {{Card Carrying Villain}}ess.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]], played by Creator/IanMcKellen, has a few moments of this, but he's calm the rest of the time. His younger self, portrayed by Creator/MichaelFassbender, also overacts whenever he's overtly threatening.
** [[Comicbook/{{Apocalypse}} The title villain]] from ''Film/XMenApocalypse''. ''Rolling Stone'' [[http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/oscar-isaac-the-internets-boyfriend-becomes-a-leading-man-20160518#ixzz499q0lyJa reported]] it was "a performance that director Creator/BryanSinger calibrated by asking for 'quarter [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Skeletor]],' 'half Skeletor' or 'full Skeletor.' Needless to say, '[[AGodAmI You can fire your arrows from the Tower of Babel, but you can never strike God!]]' called for full Skeletor."
* Many Film/JamesBond villains, such as Jonathan Pryce's CorruptCorporateExecutive media mogul Elliot Carver, from ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' and the RenegadeRussian General Orlov from ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''.
* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
* Whenever someone gets possessed in ''Film/NightOfTheDemons1988'' and its sequels, you can bet they'll start chewing scenery as well as faces.
* In the live-action adaptation of ''Film/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''.
* ''Film/BlueVelvet'' is a movie where most of the characters are pretty low key, but the villain, [[Creator/DennisHopper Frank]], yells nearly every line..
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** Loki in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' and ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' 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]].
** Then there's [[Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron Ultron]], who is [[IronMan Tony Stark]] turned into an evil robot, along with uncannily puppet-like exaggerated movements and even singing a Disney song.
-->"[[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} There are... no strings on me.]]"
** From the rest of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, [[Film/IronMan Obadiah Stane]], [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The Abomination]] ("YOU DON'T DESERVE THIS POWER!"), [[Film/IronMan2 Ivan Vanko, Justin Hammer,]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Red Skull]], [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Ronan the Accuser]] and [[Film/IronMan3 The Mandarin]] [[spoiler:(both the hammy actor used as a front and Aldrich Killian once he embraces his villainous plan)]] are frequently exaggerated or just plainly enjoying themselves.
** Honestly, it's easier to name the {{Big Bad}}s that ''aren't'' hammy. [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier The Winter Soldier]] is fairly low key and has barely any lines in the movie (the only time he's SuddenlyShouting, it's played for drama), [[spoiler: Alexander Pierce]] is a SoftSpokenSadist and [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Baron Zemo]] never raises his voice above slightly loud [[spoiler: as he's a soldier on a revenge quest, he's not a cackling villain]].
** The franchise's GreaterScopeVillain Thanos hasn't had much screen time yet; in his scene in TheStinger of ''The Avengers'' he manages to ham without even talking. It only goes up from there when he actually gets a speaking role in ''Guardians of the Galaxy''.
** Taken UpToEleven with ComicBook/{{Hela}} in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' who somehow manages to out-ham pretty much all the MCU villains before her. Constantly prone to {{Badass Boast}}s and EvilGloating, she likes to announce to everyone within earshot that she is the '''''Goddess of Death''''' at every single available opportunity, and [[SexyWalk saunters around]] Asgard acting like everywhere is her own personal catwalk. Even her fighting style has an inherent and entertaining flair for the dramatic.
* In the 1980's film [[Film/MastersoftheUniverse He-Man]], Creator/FrankLangella made Skeletor a Shakespearean villain with relish. He ultimately made him a force to be feared with.
* The Mayflowers in ''Film/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!
* Creator/SalmaHayek, Benicio del Toro and Demián Bichir play the villains in ''Film/{{Savages}}'' and do it with devilish glee. Especially del Toro's HamAndCheese performance.
* [[AdaptationalVillainy Salman Rushdie]] in the movie ''International Guerrillas'' 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.
* Creator/ColinFarrell's scene chewing role as Bullseye in ''{{Film/Daredevil}}'' takes this trope and just runs with it to its funniest 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.
** From the previous [[Film/StarTrek film]], we have Nero, who gave some choice quotes.
--> '''"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 (Creator/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}}'': Hitler, who's going on a movie-long VillainousBreakdown. "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''.
* In ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'', Snow's conversation with Katniss doesn't involve him shouting or gesticulating or anything like that, but now that he's dropped his facade, his stoic expression and soft monotone have been replaced with openly evil sneering and sadism.
* ''Film/{{Retroactive}}'': The murderous Frank, as played by Jim Belushi, is constantly cracking bad jokes and chewing up the scenery around him.
* Calvera in ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'' owns every scene he's in with relish.
* The hamminess is been disputed between Jellon Lamb (Creator/JohnHurt), who drunkly chews every piece of the bar's scenery, and the Burns family led by Arthur (Danny Huston) in ''Film/TheProposition''. Then [[spoiler:Arthur]] kills [[spoiler:Lamb]] for trying to kill Charlie, leaving the hammy niche to him.
* Shao Kahn in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' is hammy whenever possible, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis and It! Is! GLORIOUS!]]
* [[Creator/JohnHurt Chancellor Adam Sutler]] in ''Film/VForVendetta'' cranks up the ham dial progressively [[VillainousBreakdown as the country wriggles out of his grasp]].
* ''Film/TheHobbit'' has [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Smaug]], much like in the [[Literature/TheHobbit source material]]. Along with overly dramatic dialogue lifted from the book, he's voiced by Creator/BenedictCumberbatch. Going further than book he manages to some theatrical gestures, despite being a giant snake like creature with no hands, like CirclingMonologue and shows off his sheer size in the most showoffy way he can.
* EvilChancellor Jaffar in ''Film/SinbadOfTheSevenSeas'' hams it up in every scene he's in, even to the point where other characters start commenting on it.
* Creator/GaryBusey and Creator/TommyLeeJones completely and utterly [[HamAndCheese enjoy themselves]] as the villains of ''Film/UnderSiege''. Jones even makes a [[Series/TheMuppetShow Muppet Show]] reference ''at the climax of the film''.

* The villains of ''Literature/TheFirstDwarfKing'' seem to think they're in a stage opera. Then again, [[WorldOfHam so does everyone else]], but Pathruushkè and Trang Barok take it UpToEleven -- especially when [[HamToHamCombat they argue]].
* 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, [[TheDutifulSon 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 ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''.
** Ian [=McNeice=] definitely shows it in his portrayal of the baron in the [[Series/{{Dune}} miniseries]].
* Invoked in ''Literature/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.
* The main villain in ''Literature/FancyApartments'' is [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Vrotheus the Vile]], who hams up any line he can. It's hard to tell if that's his nature, or if he just likes being dramatic. Oddly enough, he still seems a serious threat despite it.
* Opal Koboi from ''{{Literature/Artemis Fowl}}'' practically ''invented'' Evil Is Hammy. Especially in the eighth book. She even lampshades it.
-->"He is mine. The ultimate power is mine. I have the lemur."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''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.
* ''Franchise/{{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 Creator/JohnLithgow, and season 6 has Edward James Olmos AND Colin Hanks.
* While the show is in general a WorldOfHam, any ''Series/DoctorWho''-villain worth their salt will out-ham the heroes.
-->'''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 ''Recap/DoctorWhoTheCurseOfFatalDeath'') Creator/JonathanPryce. 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 "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride 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!"]]
** The Eleventh Doctor is already [[ChewingTheScenery 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 Cyberplanner Mr. Clever manages to out-ham the Doctor... [[JekyllAndHyde as the Doctor]]!
-->'''Cyberplanner:''' Good news, ''boys'' and ''girls!'' '''''[[https://youtu.be/r_PP8zSTEIw#t=2m35s THEEEEEEEY'RRRRRREEE HEEEEEERRREE!]]'''''
** King Yrcanos from [[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 cunning moments is in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada 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.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace Professor Zaroff]] is so shouty, mad-eyed and completely over-the-top that it keys off the Doctor into knowing he's ObviouslyEvil long before anyone else has figured it out. And no-one else seems to understand this, much to the Doctor's confusion.
** TheMaster ([[OneSteveLimit not that one]]) possessing Padmarsambhavar in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowman]]" endlessly, hopelessly overacts everything he says and pulls this off [[MissingEpisode in the audio recording]]. You can even hear the microphone popping as he hisses and spits his consonants.
** The Seventh Doctor lampshades this when he interrupts Davros in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks]]".
--->'''Davros''': The Daleks shall become Lords of Time! We shall become all-
--->'''Seven''': Powerful! Crush the lesser races! ''Conquer the galaxy!'' '''UNIMAGINABLE POWER!''' '''''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING]]!''''' ET CETERA, ET CETERA!
* Pretty much every villain in ''Series/WizardsVsAliens'', especially the Nekross King, voiced by none other than ''Creator/BrianBlessed''. The Nekross' hamminess makes them surprisingly lovable!
--->'''"The Nekross Shall Feast!"'''
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Leonard Snart was originally a calm and methodical criminal who planned every robbery out to the second. He succeeded every time without any real trouble, but he wasn't enjoying it. After the Flash beat him for the first time and he got a [[AnIcePerson freeze gun]], he embraced his new "Captain Cold" identity with gusto.
* ''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 [[TheCaligula Caligula]]. Philip II of Spain has his hammy moments too.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Nevel.
* ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'': Doctor Tom Jackman is a quiet father of two with a deadpan sense of humor. [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Hyde]], by contrast, is an unrepentant maniac and acts like it.
* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** ''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.
** Dan Kuroto, the BigBad of ''Series/KamenRiderExAid,'' leaves no [[ChewingTheScenery scenery unchewed]] as he becomes more and more unhinged and his [[AGodAmI god complex]] grows. His SlasherSmile moments even get special camera effects and sounds. He was actually more of a calm and dignified villain at the beginning but it's clear that that's just a mask and one he's not able to keep on for long periods.
* Robbie Rotten of ''Series/LazyTown'', with an eccentric delivery mixed with Creator/JimCarrey-level facial contortions. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ytqr2RN-YE Exhibit A.]]
* ''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!
*** Rita's boss Lord Zedd manages to equally as hammy with NoIndoorVoice. His volume typically consists either of shouting, or really shouting.
** 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, Creator/MichaelRosenbaum's ComicBook/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 [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien 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! [[LeaveNoSurvivors 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 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.]]]]
** And speaking of Cardassians, Gul Dukat puts on some of the most ham-tastic grandstanding ever, to the point where everyone else comments on [[YouTalkTooMuch how much he loves the sound of his own voice.]]
** 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 "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E5TheEnemyWithin}} 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 "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror}} 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, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton'' in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS5E12BrideOfChaotica}} Bride of Chaotica!]]". 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!"
** Inverted in "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS4E21LivingWitness}} Living Witness]]", where a 'historical recreation' of Voyager shows the crew as squabbling genocidal thugs with a side of ham. Yet the most evil characters in the simulation, Janeway and the Doctor, speak in a calm undertone that contrasts with their normal hammy personas.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Though he didn't start that way, [[spoiler:Lucifer]] has become more hammy over time.
** This is the easiest way to tell if Castiel is himself or not. In his right mind, he's TheComicallySerious. When he gets body-jacked by the Leviathans or [[spoiler: Lucifer]], however, Misha Collins gets to chew scenery with gusto.
** Witch Rowena is fairly hammy as well. But even she is out-hammed by the witch, Catriona Loughlin, in 'Regarding Dean'.
* ''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 adaptation of Charles Dickens' ''Little Dorrit'', Andy Serkis clearly had a ball playing the villain of the piece Rigaud.
* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler as depicted in the 1988 miniseries ''War and Remembrance''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huf9JUibW0E It actually did]] the [[MemeticMutation now infamous Hitler Rant]] made famous by ''Film/{{Downfall}}''. While arguably ''Downfall'' pulled off the scene better, this version cranks the evil ham UpToEleven.
* ''Series/{{Quark}}''. In "The Good, the Bad and the Ficus", a NegativeSpaceWedgie creates an evil version of our heroes.
-->'''Quark:''' ''(calmly)'' Ficus, program Maneuver Plan Red. Jean, give me as much power as you can.
-->'''Jean:''' Yes sir.
-->''(cut to other ship)''
-->'''Evil!Quark:''' FICUS! Program ATTACK Plan RED! ''(grabs Jean's shirt)'' Jean, give me more POWER or I'll BREAK your face!
-->'''Evil!Jean:''' ''(grabs Quark's shirt)'' Commander, you're such a [[SpaceX SPACE-HEAD]], I'M taking over this ship!
-->'''Evil!Quark:''' Try it, transmute, and you're SPACE JELLY!
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Averted with the soulless Orwellian bureaucrats of the Terran Administration, but once we leave Earth and those [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement tranquilizers they put in the water]] there are no shortage of {{Mad Scientist}}s, religious maniacs (one played by Creator/BrianBlessed), campy crime bosses, power-hungry schemers, murderous {{Femme Fatale}}s and psychotic Federation thugs to make things interesting, half of them dressed in {{Impractically Fancy Outfit}}s and ChewingTheScenery for all it's worth. And while "evil" is an [[AntiHero open question]], it's certainly true that the more embittered and morally-compromised Avon becomes, the more studs he wears, poses he strikes, and lines he delivers in staccato barks.

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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.

* Loki in ''VideoGame/TheAvengersZenStudios''.
* Yagov in ''Pinball/F14Tomcat'' who boasts in his characteristically humorous ways.
-->'''"You can't win!"'''

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* Super villain wrestlers Dr. Cube in Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel and later, Wrestling/UltraMantisBlack in Wrestling/{{Chikara}}, chew massive amounts of scenery while describing how they will tear down our society/those stupid heroes/the {{tecnico}}s.
* Wrestling/TheNewDay is ''all over'' this trope.[[/folder]]

* 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 ''Theatre/AnyoneCanWhistle'' is a first-class scene stealer who even succeeds at interrupting one scene change so she can get ready.
* 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.
* In ''Theatre/ShrekTheMusical'', Farquaad really cranks up his hammy tendencies, with a generous dose of [[{{Camp}} campy flair]] added for good measure.

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* At Ride/UniversalStudios:
** Miseria in ''Theatre/TheEighthVoyageOfSindbad'' makes it very clear that she's the evil villain, from the way she acts to the way she dresses.
** In ''Theatre/PoseidonsFury'', Lord Darkenon is about as hammy as a villain could possibly get, always doing an evil laugh and just reveling in how sinister he is.

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* MadScientist Dr. Nefarious of the ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' series. He simply delights in being as over-the-top ham as possible, despite wanting to exterminate all organic life from the universe. It really says something that, in a WorldOfHam like ''Ratchet and Clank'', he manages to continuously out-ham everyone.
* [[spoiler:Ghaleon]] from ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' and its first remake.
--> "My coming out party can begin! Send in the clowns!"
** LunarEternalBlue manages to up him with [[GodOfEvil Zophar]].
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** Pick a BigBad. Any one of 'em. They're this trope. It's a Final Fantasy / Disney crossover, so this was basically inevitable.
** Ansem, Seeker of Darkness/[[spoiler:Xehanort's Heartless]] gets an extra special mention here. Billy Zane (his original voice actor) managed to out-ham the likes of Maleficent and Hades.
-->"Kingdom Hearts! Fill me...with the power of darkness! SUPREME DARKNESS!"
** Xemnas, by contrast, is a textbook ColdHam. It's in his character to be as hammy as possible. Having no emotions, he makes up for it with [[MilkingTheGiantCow exaggerated hand gestures]] and stretches out a lot of his lines to seem more emotional. His [[Creator/NorioWakamoto voice actor in the Japanese version]] certainly helps.
** Ends up being inverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance'', where one of the villains remains calm and demure until he ''does'' turn full-on evil. [[spoiler:He's Xehanort from the past, before he was corrupted by Darkness. Given that Master Xehanort is one of the characters with the highest potentials for Ham, apparently Evil ''Makes'' You Hammy.]]
* 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 ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries'' gives us a parade of Russian nutjobs, culminating (so far) with Creator/TimCurry's Cherdenko. (Because it's ''Tim Curry''.)
** Creator/GeorgeTakei's Yoshiro, Emperor of the Rising Sun, is also fairly hammy.
* ''VideoGame/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.
** The Dark Eldar in ''Soulstorm'' embrace this whole-heartedly.
* 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/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'''s [[WarForFunAndProfit Sundowner]] would like you to know that he's '''''FUCKIN' INVINCIBLE!'''''
*** Sundowner pales in comparison to his boss, [[spoiler: Senator Armstrong, whose '''''"NANOMACHINES, SON!"''''' is legendary.]]
* ''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 ''VideoGame/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!"
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'': [[spoiler:After dispatching the comparatively serious Medusa, Hades steals the show, absolutely ravishing in his evilness like if Creator/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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/{{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 [[GreaterScopeVillain the same creator]], and wonder what ''his'' voice must be like...]]
** Amon himself. He fancies himself a god, and he pretty much is, and he talks the part.
* '''[[Creator/DanGreen DAN GREEN]]''' as [[ObviouslyEvil Mephiles the Dark]] is one of the ''very'' few good points of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' for precisely this reason.
** Robotnik 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. Best demonstrated in the finale of ''Generations'' where [[spoiler:even his past self is unnerved by his maniacal laughter]].
** Out of all members of the [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld Deadly Six]], [[BloodKnight Zazz]] definitely stands out as the most hammiest.
--> '''Zazz:''' ''YOU'RE GOIN' HOME IN A BOX!''
* 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!!!!!!!!"
* Gouji Rokkaku from ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio Future'' doesn't spend too much time center-stage, but he damn well makes the most of the time he has. It helps that he's voiced by ''Creator/CharlesMartinet'', [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros of all people.]]
--> '''Rokkaku:''' The name of this tower of ultimate beauty is...eh, blah-diddly blah blah, ''the name is'' '''[[SuddenlyShouting IRRELEVANT!]]'''
* Any time you get to confront and fight [[spoiler:YHVH -- i.e. God --]] in a ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' game, you can expect him to bust out bombastic speeches about TheEvilsOfFreeWill about eternal punishment and hammy one-liners and battle cries during battle.
--> (in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiII'') "Not even a thousand deaths would be fitting punishment for thy sins! I shall smite thee, and in hell I shall torture thee over and over!" \\
(in ''Videogame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse, now with voice acting!)'' "HOW could you diminish me to such a state?! IMPUDENT HUMANS, [[ThisIsUnforgivable I CANNOT FORGIVE YOU]]! I asked ONLY that you take the life I granted you and obediently followed my word! The WEIGHT of your BLASPHEMY is TOO GREAT for death! [[FateWorseThanDeath ETERNAL SUFFERING]] IS THE ''ONLY'' SUITABLE PUNISHMENT! ''ROOAAAAARRRRR!!''"
* The ''VideoGame/XMen'' 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 ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesTheCrystalBearers'', 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. In most games' Japanese dubs, he's voiced by the above-mentioned Creator/NorioWakamoto.
** 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. And Master Kohga from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' uses lots of dramatic posing and self-hyping. [[BigBad Ganon]] is also somewhat hammy ([[PigMan literally, in certain situations]]), but he's rather restrained compared to the other two.
* Geldoblame, of ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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!!'''''
* Throughout ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is a trait of the Dremora, an intelligent race of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] who are most commonly found in the service of [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon]] as his [[TheLegionsOfHell Legions of Hell]]. They are essentially a race (the ''MasterRace'' if they are to be believed) of LargeHam {{Blood Knight}}s with [[EvilSoundsDeep deep]] [[NoIndoorVoice "outdoor" voices]]. Some prime snippets of their dialogue:
--> ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': "After I kill you, [[BlackComedyRape I will rape your corpse]]. Don't worry. I'll be gentle."
--> ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'': "Bow to me!" "Break and fall!" "Break! Bleed!" "Burst, bloodsack!" (And those are just the ones starting with "B"!)
--> ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'': "I HONOR my LORD by DESTROYING YOU!" *slays enemy* "''[[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...
* [[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]] [[MemeticMutation 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 ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'', especially before your final fight with him.
-->"Over?, ''OVER?!!!'' On the contrary, ''my time has just begun!!!''"
* ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' features a whole plethora of classically hammy villains,[[labelnote:Including...]][[Series/DoctorWho Davros, the Daleks,]] [=GLaDOS=], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Riddler, Joker,]] [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch of the West,]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie Lord Business,]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}} Master Chen,]] [[Franchise/{{Superman}} General Zod,]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik,]] and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many more]][[/labelnote]] and the OriginalGeneration villain, Lord Vortech, still manages to out-ham them all. But, then again, would you expect anything else from Creator/GaryOldman?
--> '''Lord Vortech:''' Welcome to the end of chaos...''AND THE BEGINNING!'' ''OF!'' '''''PERFECTION!'''''
* 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:
* Blizzard loves this trope when it comes to antagonists and raid bosses. It's rare to find one that ''isn't'' a giant ham.
** One of the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]], [[VideoGame/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.
-->'''[[OneWingedAngel Cower before my true form!]]''' '''''[[KneelBeforeZod BOW DOWN BEFORE THE GOD OF DEATH!]]'''''
--> '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlgxOo55IQ HOOWAHAHAHAHAHA GAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]'''''
** [[{{Dracolich}} Sindragosa]], the second-to-last boss of Icecrown Citadel, chews the scenery with gusto.
--> '''You are FOOLS to have come to this place! The icy winds of Northrend will CONSUME YOUR SOULS!'''''
--> '''Suffer, mortals, as your pathetic magic BETRAAAAYYYYYSSSSSS YYYYOOOOOUUUU!'''''
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Cower, fools! ''[[IncomingHam MERASMUS IS HERE!]]''
* Lord Whitehill in ''VideoGame/TelltalesGameOfThrones''.
--> '''WHAT?! GONE?! That was MY JUSTICE to deliver, BOY, and YOU denied me of it!!'''
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', FinalBoss [[spoiler:Father Balder]] has a gleefully {{camp}}y WorldOfHam to live up to... and manages to outdo the rest of the cast. His [[FashionVictimVillain fashion sense]] does a good chunk of the work alone, but his tendency to both [[ChewingTheScenery chew]] and [[KungShui hurl]] the scenery, along with his [[spoiler:brutal execution of the gigantic demons Bayonetta conjures to kill him]] carry him over the top.
* ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis'': [[spoiler:When Nur-Ab-Sal fully possesses Sophia, she really [[ChewingTheScenery chews the scenery]] there]].
--> [[spoiler:The woman who was is now '''''THE KING THAT SHALL EVER BE!''''']]
* Handsome Jack, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'', is not a subtle man. As the story of ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' goes on, he goes from having a relatively standard acting range to [[SanitySlippage utter scenery-chewing excess]] as [[StartOfDarkness his dark side becomes steadily more dominant]].
-->'''Jack:''' [[FauxAffablyEvil Forgive me. Where's your husband now?]]\\
'''Helena Pierce:''' He's dead.\\
'''Jack:''' That is a heartbreaker, but...[Gunshot] [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor YOU GOT SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH HIM NOW AT LEAST!]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', during the boss fight with TheMole after their betrayal, they really go all out.
-->'''[[spoiler:Goro Akechi]]:''' KILL THEM! '''''PERSONA!!!'''''
* In ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', Creator/HarlanEllison himself put so much feeling into voicing AM that one review said that the name of the evil artificial intelligence ought to be renamed HAM.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', 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.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* 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!'''''\\
'''O'Malley:''' I've also been told a $20 co-pay is pretty much standard.
* Resident Villain Tobe on ''Animation/{{Pucca}}''. Taken to insanely OTT levels in the Spanish dub.
* Tyrian of ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' is a [[LaughingMad constantly cackling]], AxCrazy lunatic of a man [[BloodKnight who positively exults in battle and general violence.]] He's also surprisingly eloquent and has a penchant for the theatrical.
--> '''Ruby:''' "What do you want?"
--> '''Tyrian:''' ''[Melodramatic gasp]'' "The rose has thorns! Why, my little flower, I'm here to whisk you away!"
** The more serious villains of the series become this in the {{Spinoff}}, ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi''.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Boo. [[HarmlessVillain If you can even call him 'evil', that is!]] Still, he's puts a lot of emphasis into his words.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Ethan! Ohhhhhh boy, does he play it up!
-->'''Ethan''': Its me, your far-superior adversary, Ethan!

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The vast majority of the villains in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Though [[BigBad Xykon]] and [[MagnificentBastard Tarquin]] are the most prominent.
* In ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'', Lewie the Lich chews more than his fair share of the scenery. {{Lampshaded|Trope}} in [[http://yafgc.net/comic/0592-the-art-of-villaininess/ "The Art of Villaininess"]].
* Royce Lashiec, from ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}''. To say he has a flare for the dramatic would be a grave understatement.
* {{Dracula}} from ''Webcomic/DeepDiveDaredevils'', complete with EvilLaugh.
* Dr. E. M. Balmer from ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' is a ShadyRealEstateAgent [[ItMakesSenseInContext but for corpses,]] and probably the most loud-mouthed, egotistical, and flamboyant embalming machine you'll ever see.
--> '''Dr. Balmer''': There is a '''bad thing''' polluting this environment, madam. A bad thing so contrary to the matter-law that you would be familiar with, it could very well '''thrive''' under conventional decontamination procedures, unless of course we can correctly identify a sample and adapt our formulation. One miscalculation, one ''pseudo protein'' away from perfection, and this entire vessel could undergo a [[TechnoBabble Category D Extrapaisley Reconfiguration Event]]! The ''chaos!'' The ''exquisite madness!'' I'm simply swooning with UNIMAGINABLE terror! Mmmm....yesss....
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has Caliborn, the epitome of evil who speaks exclusively in ham large enough to overshadow his constant use of capital letters and who speaks so much about conquering everything that you'd wonder if he could just talk them all to death.

[[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.
* Music/DoctorSteel loves ChewingTheScenery.
* ''WebVideo/AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum'', the Inarguable Eternal Leader of the glorious and superior Planet 3. "THE VACUUM CONSORTIUM: SUBMIT WILLINGLY!"
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'':
** Doctor Horrible gets some rather hammy moments.
** His AntiHero counterpart [[Creator/NathanFillion Captain Hammer]], on the other hand, is a full on LargeHam throughout the show.
* Every villain in ''WebVideo/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.
* 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''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afCylbVSm-Q&t=471s Good evening, viewers. I AM OBLIVI-LEON!!! Like Leon but from an alternate dimension where instead of uploading YouTube videos I am dedicated to studying the DARK ARTS, OF BLACK MAGIC!!]]
* Vegeta in ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. While he can be restrained when snarking at others, for the most part he lets massive ego show in everything he says, and it only goes up if he gets angry.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Most Disney TV animated villains.
** Magica [=DeSpell=] in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987''. 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, the shape-shifting master of darkness, from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. In a related note, [[WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers Duck Dodger's]] alarm clock from the episode "Samurai Quack", as it was voiced by Creator/{{Mako}} himself and hams it up from the start of the episode to where the clock turns into Aku.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** Plankton.
** The Flying Dutchman.
--> ''[[TalkLikeAPirate What a night be this.]] Crew! Howl with me, that we might set the seven seas, ''ablaze'' with fear! AWOOOOOOOOHHHH!!!''
* 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 ''WesternAnimation/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. The Ember Island Players' version of Ozai is even worse.
* Even before the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' games had voice acting, Dr. Ivo Robotnik[=/=]Eggman still managed to be as hammy as possible in the cartoons:
** ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' had Robotnik voiced by the late Long John Baldry. To say his performance left an impact on the ''Sonic'' community is [[MemeticMutation a gross understatement.]]
--> '''Dr. Robotnik''': Sonic fell for it! Tails is ours! I'll have to give myself a '''''PRRROMOTION!'''''
** ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' had Creator/JimCummings as the voice of Robotnik, and while his character was vastly different from the one in ''Adventures'', he still made it a habit to chew the scenery all the same.
** ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', which came out long after the other two, has Creator/MikePollock reprise his role from the video games, and if you read his entry in the Video Games category above, you should have an idea of what to expect.
--> '''Dr. Eggman''': I'll be back, with a NEW robot! With an accurate name! And he'll feed me ham! ''Eeeevil ham...''
* Mr. Burns from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. "Moments from now, I will wreak a terrible vengeance 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 Creator/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 ''WesternAnimation/FreddieAsFRO7'' takes this UpToEleven. Being voiced by Creator/BrianBlessed doesn't hurt either. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWnhe0M5_Rc Check it out starting at 6:15]].
* Zim from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''.
* [[Creator/MauriceLaMarche Father]] from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. What scenery he does not [[KillItWithFire burn]], he [[ChewingTheScenery chews with abandon]].
* Most ''WesternAnimation/CareBears'' villains.
* A number of villains in ''WesternAnimation/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 disturbing given his clear SanitySlippage.
** Green Goblin is a highly amusing FauxAffablyEvil ham who retains his original version's wacky personality, manipulative planning, and amazing acrobatism. he is shown to crack sadistic jokes.
** 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''.
** While more [[{{Jerkass}} jerkish]] than evil, the Great and Powerful Trixie is also a ''very'' LargeHam.
** Celestia's evil version, Daybreaker, manages to outham them all, while cackling maniacally during her one appearance.
** Hammy Pony Villains go back to the original G1 pilot with Tirek. "''Behold'' the Rainbow of '''DARKNESS'''!! '''''Bring forth TheNightThatNeverEnds!!!'''''"
*** His G4 incarnation isn't as hammy at first, until he drains enough magic to get his strength back, and gets even hammier as he take more magic.
** While most of the villains from spin off series WesternAnimation/EquestriaGirls are as high on ham as their main series counterparts, particular attention should be paid to [[spoiler:Gloriosa Daisy]]. Given that she's pretty hammy by default it's no surprise that her line deliveries after being corrupted rival [[StarWars Palpatine]] in their oddness and hilarity, nicely illustrating that she's more crazy than evil.
* [[TheDreaded Mumm-ra]] the [[TransformationNameAnnouncement EEEEVEEEERRR]][[ByThePowerOfGraySkull -LIIIIVVVIIIING]]! of ''{{Thundercats}}'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]''
* Mojo Jojo of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is very hammy. He is a hammy villain on the show. He is a LargeHam. He is an example of a villainous ham.
* 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."
* 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 ''WesternAnimation/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|Trope}} 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."
** Played straight with Gordon Godfrey. He's a news anchor voiced by Creator/TimCurry, [[spoiler: who is secretly an agent of Darkseid.]] So far he hasn't been seen off his news show so that persona could very well be an act.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has Ricardio The Heart Guy. He's voiced by Creator/GeorgeTakei, so it's to be expected. Also, [[IcePerson Ice King]] and [[NoIndoorVoice Lemongrab]]. However, neither of them is as evil as Ricardio.
* 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.
* ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'': Grizzle, the bears' main antagonist during that incarnation of the franchise, is as hammy as they come.
* Swayzak from Creator/{{Toonami}}'s voice actor probably had some fun voicing him.
* Peridot from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' was introduced as a calm and cold villain, but quickly became on of the hammiest characters on the show after she [[spoiler: got stranded on Earth]]. She shouts her lines, [[EvilLaugh laughs maniacally]] and sometimes even makes faces at the heroes. Surprisingly, she becomes even hammier after [[spoiler: her HeelFaceTurn]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Olaf the emperor penguin is incredibly hammy, and does hammy things like shouting most of his lines and doing {{Evil Laugh}}s. The trope is averted with the other villains, Stumpy, Mr. Cat and Pretty.
** Mr. Cat did in fact exhibit these tendencies in the second episode of the show, likely due to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness.

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