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->''"His nose was the kind that had trouble with swing doors and reminded you of Rome's bloody history."''
-->-- '''Creator/SvenHassel'''

Almost anytime a character has a large nose, [[ObviouslyEvil he's a bad guy]]. Villains have big noses. They might be long and pointy, or a giant hook down their face, and may be emphasized with CreepyShadowedUndereyes. Bonus points if he has a BadassMustache that he can twirl like a true DastardlyWhiplash. But for whatever reason, bad guys rock the big noses. Maybe it's symbolic of how ugly they are on the inside? Maybe it's just to [[OnlySixFaces distinguish]] between the honest good guys and the [[PinocchioNose less honest]] bad guys for the audience. No one nose.[[note]]Hold your tomatoes, please.[[/note]]

[[SeriousBusiness It's one of the great mysteries of life.]]

This is a common anti-Semitic stereotype, especially if the nose in question is crooked and many GreedyJew stereotypes can be found with some kind of beak-like nose. The word "schnoz" derives from "schnozzle" which in turn derives from the Yiddish "shnoits" for "snout".

It's also sometimes done in {{Anime}}, usually as a reference to [[{{Youkai}} Tengu]], who are said to have large noses.

SisterTrope to VillainousCheekbones and ThinChinOfSin. Compare GagNose, when it's played for laughs.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Dog Master Galf in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Blackbeard from has a rather noticeable nose, and is a villain.
** The villain with the most evil-looking nose is obviously Arlong. Not only is his nose longer than Usopp's, it's ''shaped like a saw!'' Of course, he isn't human, but this feature is unusual even among Fishmen.
** Subverted with [[spoiler: Kaku]], who was presented as a villain in the Water 7 saga... [[spoiler: but actually was TheMole.]]
* Many of Creator/OsamuTezuka's characters, most notably ''Manga/AstroBoy'''s morally ambiguous creator Dr. Tenma, the twisted and angry [[Manga/{{Phoenix}} Saruta]] and Duke Red who made his debut as the BigBad of the original ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'' manga. Averted with Professor Ochanomizu, however, who has a huge nose but is kind and ethical to a fault.
* King Piccolo of ''Manga/DragonBall'' has (what is for the series art style) a very large, hooked nose. The main facial difference between him and his {{reincarnation}} is that Piccolo Jr. has a normal-sized nose, and correspondingly is less evil and pulls a HeelFaceTurn.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is sometimes drawn like this, DependingOnTheArtist. Creator/JimLee, in particular, [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_yb2sPgNSS4Q/TLS1QhunH3I/AAAAAAAAAX4/LQHgMRu2VQg/s1600/Jim+Lee+1.jpg likes to draw him this way]].
* ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}. Just look at him. The most evil character in the comics, and he has the longest nose of any character.
* Rastapopoulos in ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''.
** This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in one volume, where ''one of his own [[{{Mook}} mooks]]'' likens his nose to that of a proboscis monkey.
* Krimson from the Belgian comic series ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske''.
* Eucalypta the witch from ''ComicStrip/PaulusDeBoskabouter'' has a large hook nose.
* ComicBook/DeKiekeboes: Balthazar and Timothea Triangl have a huge nose.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Richardo the maffiosi has a typical Italian nose.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Anatool has a hook nose.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': The Daltons all have large bulbous noses.
* Why else [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Penguin]] would be called such, aside from his short stature?
* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': Haazheel Thorn has a very long and sharp nose as one of his many ObviouslyEvil traits.
* ComicBook/FantasticFour villain the Mole Man has a big, bulbous nose. (And he can ''[[SuperSenses use]]'' [[TheNoseKnows it too.]])

[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* Gru of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''. A subversion, that while he ''is'' a [[VillainProtagonist villain]], he's actually a [[AffablyEvil good]] [[AntiVillain person]].
* Chester V from ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs2'' has a long and pointy nose. Being an EvilCounterpart to Flint, whose nose is big and bulbous, it's fitting.
* Quite a few villains in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, e.g. [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]], and [[Disney/PeterPan Captain Hook.]]
* Alistair Krei from ''Disney/BigHero6'', a sleazy businessman. [[spoiler:It turns out he's ''not'' the villain Yokai -- it's Professor Robert Callaghan. In an interesting twist, our first real hint Krei isn't Yokai is his large nose, [[FridgeBrilliance which is too big to fit into the mask.]]]]


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', The Wicked Witch of the West.
* The Child-Catcher of ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''. (It's [[TheNoseKnows rather useful too.]])
* The title character from ''Film/{{Ink}}''. Often, it's all you can see under his hood. His angst over his ugliness helps drive the plot. [[spoiler:Subverted by the end, when he pulls a HeelFaceTurn and decimates the "pretty" Incubi.]]
* The [[TypeCasting many villains]] played by Creator/BasilRathbone.
** Creator/AlanRickman's nose is emphasized in his villainous or morally-ambiguous roles.
** And Creator/GeoffreyRush.
* Watto in ''Franchise/StarWars Episode I: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' has a huge nose, which contributed to the case of critics who called him an [[SpaceJews anti-Semitic stereotype]].
** Also, Palpatine/Sidious' actor, Ian [=McDiarmid=], has a rather large nose, which is very visible in the Prequel Trilogy and the last episode of the Original Trilogy. It is often the most visible part of his upper face when he's in his Sith robes, apart from his mouth and chin even when his eyes are fully hidden. And he is the [[MagnificentBastard main villain of the saga]], leaps and bounds beyond the small-time desert merchant Watto.
** Kylo Ren in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a rather large nose when unmasked, courtesy of actor Creator/AdamDriver.
* In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', one of the signs of a "witch" is having an extra-long nose. However, the nose is fake because the people put it on the woman in question. This IS a general characteristic of wicked witch characters in fiction, though.
* The main villain in ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}'' was given a larger, prosthetic nose, which Mel Gibson points out in the commentary.
* Blix the Goblin from ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}''.
* John E. Dupont in ''Film/{{Foxcatcher}}'' has a nose you can see before he comes into the room, really a prosthetic worn by Creator/SteveCarell. The point is driven home when he nasally corrupts Mark Schultz by getting him hooked on coke.
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'':
** Captain Barbossa, played by the aforementioned Mr. Rush, keeps his distinctive nose in skeletal form while the lower-ranking crew lose theirs.
** Subverted in the second film: Davy Jones had a strong nose when he was human, but in his {{Cthulhumanoid}} form is completely noseless.
* ''Film/FunnyMan'': As part of his VillainousHarlequin appearance, the Funny Man has a very crooked nose.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Toyed with in Severus Snape, who sports a large, hooked nose and is antagonistic towards Harry Potter, but is a DoubleAgent whose true alignment remains unknown until the very end of the series.
** Averted with Voldemort, who has two slits in the middle of his face, like snake nostrils.
** Inverted with Dumbledore, who has a large crooked nose, but is the BigGood.
* Hotzenplotz and Zwackelmann from ''Robber Hotzenplotz''.
* Averted with Haverness in ''Literature/DragonBones''. He has a rather impressive nose, (and so has his daughter), and he is one of the most honest, straightforward people in the realm. Everyone (including those who are in favour of a revolution) agrees that trying to get him involved in a revolution would be stupid because he is so trustworthy and absolutely loyal to the king. When his daughter becomes involved in a revolution, he disowns her. [[spoiler: Or rather, pretends to do so. He loves his daughter dearly, but it is safer to pretend to have no ties to her. Still an aversion, as the king the revolution is against is a major jerk, and the rebels are the good gals and guys.]]
* In the NordicNoir ''Literature/{{Backstrom}}'' police novels by Leif G.W. Persson, there is the abominable Bäckström's ill-fated attempt to keep a pet. The [[FowlMouthedParrot creature]] is called Isaak owing to a chain of associations brought on by contemplation of its impressively large and hooked beak. This is of a piece with Bäckström's general attitude towards all ethnic minorities in Sweden. He isn't so much anti-Semitic as anti-''everybody''.
* ''As I Darken'' gives the anti heroine, Lada, a hooked nose, which is mentioned a couple times. While she isn't the villain of the story, she is ugly, somewhat cruel, and violent—and other people see her as this trope because of her nose and her ugliness.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Fenella the kettle witch from ''WesternAnimation/ChorltonAndTheWheelies''.
* Averted in ''Series/DoctorWho'', where most actors to have played the lead role have had prominent noses (to suit the Doctor's typical '[[SlidingScaleOfBeauty funny-looking-but-attractive]]' aesthetic). A lot of this is because a lot of the show's iconography was fixed in the 1970s, and both Creator/JonPertwee and Creator/TomBaker had strikingly big and oddly-shaped noses. The villains, on the other hand, tend to be [[UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain more conventional-looking]] or monsters with no nose at all.
* Averted in ''Series/{{MASH}}'' where Max Klinger's heart and fundamental decency are as big as his nose. although, as Hawkeye remarked, he once sustained 50% traumatic bodily damage necessitating life-preserving major surgery and intensive medical support when he broke his nose...


[[folder: Music ]]

* The Boogie Man from Music/{{Gorillaz}} has an extremely long nose. It's the only facial feature visible. Murdoc also has a rather bulbous nose. He's not ''technically'' a "bad guy", though.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* The [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Gretchin]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have ridiculously long noses that take up half their head. The same is also true for their ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' equivalents, the Goblins.
* The picture shown for the Imp (a minor devil-like creature) in the Monster Manual for 1st Edition [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]] has a schnoz that would make Jimmy Durante jealous.



* Long hooked Noses are often used to identify Villains in Japanese Shadow Puppet Shows.
* Creator/JohnKricfalusi refers to this as the "turd sniffer" on ''Blog/JohnKStuff'':
-->"I'm not sure if Disney invented it, but animators know that the quickest way to turn the audience against someone is to have them sniff the ceremonial turd. Decent people instinctively know you shouldn't be poking your nose around that area and won't root for the turd sniffer."


[[folder:Video Games]]

* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': [[spoiler:Luke Atmey]].
* Ganondorf of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' could open a can of Coke with his sniffer. Interestingly, it goes from straight and needle-like to hooked and bent. Averted when he turns into his pig-form, where he gets a snout.
** Ganondorf gets his long nose from his race: the Gerudo, a race almost entirely made of women who work as DesertBandits in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. It's downplayed in their case because the Gerudo are actually quite nice to Link once he proves himself, and unlike Ganondorf they're implied to [[EvenEvilHasStandards actually have some class]]. Totally avoided by the time of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', where they still have the big noses but have dropped the banditry, being no meaner than the other civilized races of Hyrule.
** Koume and Koutake also play this straight (except in ''[[AlternateUniverse Majora's Mask]]'').
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' goblins are more neutral than evil, but still have long noses.
** While the Steamwheedle goblins are just shrewd businessmen, the Bilgewater goblins added in ''Cataclysm'' are more like gangsters. Their mob boss, Gallywix, even built himself a pleasure palace in the middle of Azshara with its own mountaintop golf course.
** In the cataclysm zone of Uldum, the main villain for most of the quests is a goblin tresure hunter and his mercenary army that are working for [[BigBad Deathwing]]. He's named Schnotz.
* Tengu in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive 2''. But he ''is'' a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengu Tengu]], so that is given.
* Toujin the assassin from ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden 3''.
* Heiss in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria''.
* Loghain of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', who looks rather like Alan Rickman in general.
* Patches of ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''.
* Wario and Waluigi of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', though they aren't always villains.
* Igor from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series is an aversion; in spite of his shnoz he's nothing but helpful.
* [[BigBad Mordoc]] the EvilSorcerer from ''[[VideoGame/DragonsLair Dragon's Lair 2]]'', not only has a huge nose, there's a small twig growing on it!
* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': Most of the vampires seen in the ''Crimson Court'' DLC have some impressively pointy and elongated noses. There is a reason for this, however, and it's the fact the curse turned their noses into mosquito proboscises, complete with blood-sucking capacity.

[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': This is a given for Melinda, considering she's a WickedWitch.


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Rosemaster from ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'' has a [[PlantPerson thorn]] which resembles a nose.
* Diego from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
* Schtein, the VillainProtagonist of ''Webcomic/StringTheory''.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Margaret Robinson.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns
* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "WesternAnimation/TheDoverBoys of Roquefort Hall" had such a villain in Dan Backslide.
** Wile E. Coyote (justified, as he is a canine). Ken Harris, animator for Termite Terrance, was the body model for both.
** The nasty but dimwitted JimmyDurante cat in "WesternAnimation/AGruesomeTwosome".
* To absolutely no one's surprise, the DastardlyWhiplash is all over this trope:
** Dick Dastardly in both ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''
** Snidley Whiplash from ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight''.
* Dr. Doofenshmirtz, the AffablyEvil villain from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', has an impressive one. It was even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] once:
-->'''Doof''': Is my nose ''really'' that pointy?
* [[AnIcePerson The Ice King]][[note]]In "Simon and Marcy", Marceline notes that the [[ArtifactOfDoom crown]] has been changing his appearance, causing his nose to grow longer as time goes by.[[/note]] and [[TheScream Lemongrab]] from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Especially noticeable in how many characters [[TheNoseless lack any noses at all.]]
* Corvax from ''WesternAnimation/MuzzyInGondoland''.
* Starting with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''many'' villains in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} have noses you could pop a balloon with.
* Bubonic and his Aunt in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wunschpunsch}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverLandPirates'' has the aptly-named Beatrice Le Beak.
* The Duke from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}'' has one of these.
* ConArtist Al Swindler on ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' has one of the biggest noses in cartoon history. (Seriously, [[http://garfield.wikia.com/wiki/Al_Swindler just look at him!]]) In fact, in his second appearance, Garfield says, "I'm not too good with names, but I never forget a nose like that."
* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/PeaceOnEarth'', wherein grandpa squirrel mistakes the human soldiers [[GasMaskMooks gas masks]] for "great long snoots, that fastened onto their stomachs".
* An interesting variation with Jasper from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. Her schnoz is indeed ''very'' sinister, but technically she's TheNoseless- her [[HeartDrive gem]] is in the middle of her face where a nose would normally be.


[[folder: Real Life]]
* The ''Sarchosuchus Imperator''[[labelnote:translation]] Imperator (a Roman title similar to "commander-in-chief") Flesh-crocodile[[/labelnote]] (basically a giant prehistoric crocodile) had a muzzle ''six feet'' long with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily 132 teeth]]. It was most likely a lot like modern day crocs: big, mean, and can muscle out anyone stupid and small enough to try and tangle with it.
* Males of quite a few species of large seal sport a tremendous trunk-like snout, and are ''extremely'' aggressive about defending their beaches from trespassing rivals or predators.