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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. 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 also a common anti-Semitic Stereotype. As such this can lead to UnfortunateImplications if it is used in other contexts.

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

Compare: GagNose
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Dog Master Galf in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* Blackbeard from ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a rather noticeable nose, and is a villain.
* Many of OsamuTezuka's characters, most notably ''Manga/AstroBoy'''s morally ambiguous creator Dr. Tenma, the twisted and angry [[{{Phoenix}} Saruta]] and Duke Red who made his debut as the BigBad of the original ''[[OsamuTezukasMetropolis 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 as FaceHeelTurn.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is sometimes drawn like this, DependingOnTheArtist. JimLee, in particular, [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_yb2sPgNSS4Q/TLS1QhunH3I/AAAAAAAAAX4/LQHgMRu2VQg/s1600/Jim+Lee+1.jpg likes to draw him this way]].
* {{Iznogoud}}. Just look at him.
* 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.
* Crimson from the Belgian comic series ''{{Suske en Wiske}}.''
* Why else [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Penguin]] would be called such, aside from his short stature?

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[[folder: Film ]]

* 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 ''{{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.
* Gru of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''. A subversion, that while he ''is'' a [[VillainProtagonist villain]], he's actually a [[AffablyEvil good]] [[AntiVillain person]].
* 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.
* 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}}''.
* 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.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Toyed with in Severus Snape.
** 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''.
* Literature/SherlockHolmes is a hero, but his nose is frequently described by Watson as hawk-like: large, aquiline, and pointy. Combined with his gangly physique, Holmes strikes a severe but not dashing figure. Creator/ArthurConanDoyle was always annoyed that illustrations made Holmes too traditionally handsome and heroic looking.
* ''[[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Pinocchio]]'''s nose grows when he lies. This has permeated popular culture, with people drawing those who are perceived as liars (usually politicians) as having suddenly elongated noses.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Fenella the kettle witch from ''WesternAnimation/ChorltonAndTheWheelies''.

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[[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.

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[[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 [[DungeonsAndDragons AD&D]] has a schnoz that would make Jimmy Durante jealous.

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[[folder: Other ]]

* Long hooked Noses are often used to identify Villains in Japanese Shadow Puppet Shows.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'': [[spoiler:[[http://www.creativeuncut.com/gallery-05/art/praa3-luke-atmey.jpg 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 thieves. It's subverted 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]].
** 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 Uldaman, 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 Schnoz.
* 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.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* Diego from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
* Schtein, the VillainProtagonist of ''Webcomic/StringTheory''.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns
* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "TheDoverBoys of Roquefort Hall" had such a villain in Dan Backslide.
* 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?
* Quite a few villains in the DisneyAnimatedCanon, e.g. [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]], and [[Disney/PeterPan Captain Hook.]]
* [[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'', every single villain in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} has a nose you could pop a balloon with. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. One.]]
* 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."
* Grim Gloom from ''WesternAnimation/The7D''.
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