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->''No other being dares to sit on couches like [[ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} DARKSEID]] does!''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''' during his review of ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''

EvilIsCool. In fact, it's too cool for good posture. This sort of villains will forego the [[CoolChair egg-chairs and thrones]] in favor of more comfortable and casual lounge chairs, draping themselves over them in a [[TitleDrop Slouch Of Villainy]]. If it's TheStarscream doing it, expect them to slouch in their former boss's throne as a way of posthumously insulting them.

This is usually done to show how blasť and {{Badass}} a character is; they're so bored and nonchalant that they aren't bothering with conventional posture and look cool in the process. This has the down side of making them less able to react if someone attacks, [[HealingFactor but that's not a problem]] [[NighInvulnerability if they have]] [[SuperReflexes the right abilities]]. Don't provoke them. There's a fine line between a slouching badass and a [[VictoryIsBoring bored tyrant]].

Villains are inordinately fond of doing this in chairs that aren't theirs as well. Villains [[ChairReveal will surprise you by draping themselves]] on TheHero's chair, with an ambush, an EnemyMine offer or AnOfferYouCantRefuse, or to prove how badass they are prior to [[HeelFaceTurn joining up more permanently]]. If there's an armrest on the chair, especially if it's a royal throne, odds are good that the character will adopt the Sitting Lion Beast pose and rest one elbow on it, with the hand tucked neatly under his chin, while sporting either a self-satisfied smirk or a glance of disdain. It's extra cool if they're drinking AGlassOfChianti.

Compare with LeaningOnTheFurniture. Related to RebelRelaxation and is often a case of OrcusOnHisThrone. A neutral (non-villain) variant is RecliningReigner. Contrast KingpinInHisGym, when the villain prefers to do something a bit more active than lounge around on furniture.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Freeza from ''Manga/DragonBall'' sits in a flight chair. He ''flies'' with it, he kills people with his finger beam while sitting on it. He even sat on it when he destroyed the planet Vegeta.
** Cooler has a similar chair. He also sits on a throne of a planet he just devasted. Then he crushes it with his tail.
** Maoh Piccolo sits on a throne which is made of the same bone-like looking material of Namekian houses and spaceships.
* ''FateZero'': [[{{Badass}} Gilga]][[TheFightingNarcissist mesh]] pulls this off perfectly on his throne seated on his [[RuleOfCool ancient Sumerian flying god chariot, the Vimena]].
** Gilgamesh is notable for having varying degrees of slouch depending on his mood, particularly in his many discussions with Kotomine.
* In the second opening of ''{{Mai-Otome}}'' Nagi is shown reclining in his throne, demonstrating his newfound BigBad status.
** It's also in the first opening, but in a blink and you'll miss it split second frame. That makes it a SpoilerOpening.
* Mello in ''Manga/DeathNote'' always sits that way.
** Plus, Light, early on, has a weird habit of sitting backwards on his office chair, staring over the back of it. He grows out of it.
** HeroAntagonist L has what could be called a Crouch of Heroism. He never sits normally in a chair.
* Aizen from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' sits this way in [[SupervillainLair Las Noches]].
** The #2 Espada, Baraggan Luisenbarn, also sits like this to fit his "king" motif.
** The rare occasions we see him sitting down, Grimmjow is usually slouching or otherwise very casual.
* Akio of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' can do this on a quickly moving car. Yes, on. As in, on the hood. And he's driving.
* [[http://www.homemedia4u.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1486 This]] resin model of Haman Karn from ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''.
* Also spoofed (possibly crossed with LeaningOnTheFurniture) in the original SD Gundam shorts (not to be confused with ''SDGundamForce''): In one short, involving hotels, Char attacks Amuro, Kamille, and Judau to try and steal their customers. Amuro tells him maybe he'd be able to get customers if he wasn't so aloof all the time. Char angrily snaps his fingers, at which point two of his cronies ''turn a table onto its side so he can lean on it'' and remark "But if you take out the aloofness, what's left of me?" [[CrowningMomentofFunny The table then breaks.]]
* [[ManipulativeBastard Ribbons Almark]] of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' usually sits somewhat more upright, but otherwise makes himself rather comfortable on his Legendary Couch Of Evil -- which he seems to have stolen from Aizen. He's also fond of hugging his knee.
* Perhaps the greatest Gundam example of all: [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Prime Minister Wong]] from ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. The sprawls he executes in his flying pimp throne are magnificent.
* [[spoiler: Decil]] in episode 9 of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]].'' [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hTpuQKq1Rg0/Ttt1iiNWHuI/AAAAAAAAATQ/gDBXHHA5aBA/s1600/9fdb8ed3.jpg As you can see here,]] he does this out of boredom from seeing Flit struggle against one of his Zedas.
* Precia of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' does this on her throne when the RedshirtArmy arrives to capture her, shortly before she wipes them out.
* In ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', Ken-oh, Souther and [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Uighur/Wigul/Wiggle]] show that anime villains have a proud tradition of slouching villainously.
* Gendo Ikari's slouch of villainy in his [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic symbolic]] office in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. It's noted that the office is set up specifically to intimidate visitors.
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' sits on his throne like this.
* Proxy One, from ''Anime/ErgoProxy'', is first seen by the protagonist sitting nonchalantly slouched in his insanely large chair.
* Lordgenome in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' makes it a point to state that he was, in fact, very bored while alive. Until he actually starts fighting, he looks like he's about to fall asleep in his throne, not even paying attention to the harem he has around it.
* Father, from the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Itachi does this on the seat in a temple where [[spoiler:Sasuke finally confronted him]].
* Xanxus from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is always slouching on his throne. In fact, when he's feeling BadAss enough, he doesn't even bother to ''get up'' in order to kick ass.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': Fei Wang Reed tends to do this a lot while watching his Magic Mirror TV.
* DemonKingNobunaga sits like this on his [[NothingButSkulls throne of skulls]] in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'' Donquixote Doflamingo does this almost all the time.
* Ciel from ''Manga/BlackButler'' does this often, invoking an appearance of both lazy noble privilege and confident evil.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'': While possessing Johan's body, Yubel slouches across the throne in his/her throne room.
* Lelouch in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a habit of doing this in the cockpits of his Knightmare Frames when commanding his forces and anticipating the moves of his enemies.
* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'' Shade Man spends most of his time slouched in his throne.
* ''Franchise/KagerouProject'': The series' BigBad, [[spoiler:the [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Wide-Open Eyes Snake]]]], seems to love doing this when its possessing people, as it is shown doing this both as [[spoiler:Kenjirou]] and [[spoiler:Kuro/Konoha]], sitting on an office chair and a stack of broken [=TVs=], respectively.
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[[folder:Collectible Card Games]]
* MagicTheGathering: [[http://media.wizards.com/images/magic/daily/arcana/666_heu2s44j9q.jpg Miss Vess shows us how its done.]]
** Is it just me or does that look like a very uncomfortable position?
* In ''TableTopGame/YuGiOh'', the ruler of the demonic Fabled monsters, [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Fabled_Leviathan Fabled Leviathan]], is pictured this way on his card.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* On the cover of New 52 Batman #39, [[spoiler: the newly returned Joker]] does this [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/ignore_jpg_scale_super/0/6063/4224671-bm_cv39.jpg on a very literal throne of corpses.]]
* BlackAdam from DCComics does it in [[http://tinyurl.com/3xr93d this picture]], after he had killed the entire population of a country. And the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Death. When Black Adam goes bad, he does not fuck about.
* {{Thanos}} is prone to this, often using a space-going throne to sit upon, musing. Also during ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'' saga, Thanos set up a big shrine to Death in space, one that came equipped with thrones to sit on while he contemplated how to win Death's affection.
* DoctorDoom has lounged through at least one cover this way. (Including the image on [[DoctorDoom his own page.]]
* At the end of ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'', Dr. Light performs one of these after gaining back his impressive criminal mind.
* At the end of ''{{Preacher}}'', the Saint of Killers settles down on his most recent victim's throne and goes back to sleep.
** For those of you who haven't read the series, his latest victim happens to be [[spoiler:God]].
* Comicbook/{{Lucifer}} does this during his comic series, slouching in the throne of Primum Mobile.
* After being captured by [[XWingSeries Rogue Squadron]] the best Imperial pilot since Vader's death, [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/367889.html Baron Soontir Fel]], was somehow able to combine sitting relatively straight - not lounging, anyway - on an interrogation chair with an awesomely villainous posture. He ends up [[DefectorFromDecadence joining the Rebellion]].
** In ''Dark Empire'', Luke [[http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/277/de15s.jpg does this pretty well]].
* One panel of ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' shows the Clown Prince of crime lounging in his chair made of a [[CircusOfFear Tilt-A-Whirl cart and]] [[NightmareFuel naked baby dolls.]] You can see a few of them with their doll heads torn off in that panel.
* NormanOsborn is rocking this look on the cover of ''Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3'', which is very indicative of his whole role in ComicBook/DarkReign.
* {{Magneto}} on the cover of ''Ultimate X-Men #62''.
* One SissyVillain from an in-story SlashFic Comicbook/{{Empowered}} reads. (He [[AliensMadeThemDoIt forces Major Havoc and Syndablokk to have sex together.]])
* [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:LastStandoftheWreckers1-BoreholeKickoff.jpg Overlord does this]] as best as a stiff-metal HumongousMecha can manage while watching gladiator games in ''ComicBook/TransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers''.
* Namor, The SubMariner, while not [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor usually]] a villain these days, has his moments of lounging around his throne as seen [[http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.wikia.com/marveldatabase/images/0/06/Namor_McKenzie_(Earth-616).jpg&imgrefurl=http://marvel.wikia.com/Namor_McKenzie_(Earth-616)&h=726&w=471&sz=178&tbnid=enbdCej1cCs-oM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=58&prev=/search%3Fq%3DNamor%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=Namor&docid=_ZDubABKwffTQM&sa=X&ei=kXFlTrr7FuPZiALBpLC-Cg&ved=0CDEQ9QEwAQ&dur=125 here]].
* ComicBook/{{Ultron}} from ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' has done this in at least [[http://postfiles15.naver.net/20110217_190/kkkmmmttt_1297944101489atXRT_JPEG/Ultron_2.jpg?type=w3 two]] [[http://www.samruby.com/Villains/Ultron/UltronSit.gif covers]] despite the fact that he's a robot and [[FridgeLogic technically doesn't need to sit]].
** Perhaps inheriting it from his "father" The Vision is NEVER shown sitting with proper posture, and in fact is shown slouching in a chair in the very first issue he shows up in. One issue has him spending a relaxing day with his then-wife Scarlet Witch watching television and he's STILL slouching in the chair!
* In yet another MarvelComics example of this trope, we have ComicBook/{{Loki}} who enjoys a good slouch almost every time he sits down.
* Most of the villains in the Lee/Buscema ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' series, including Mephisto in his first appearance.
* The page quote refers to {{Darkseid}} sitting on [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Mary Marvel's couch]] while trying to seduce her to his side.
* Chrysallis has her own Drama Couch in Issue #2 of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW''.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Aurane Waters in ''Fanfic/TheNorthRemembers'' is seen doing this after his [[spoiler:victorious sacking of Casterly Rock, the ancestral seat of House Lannister, with the fleet that [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Cersei Lannister]] just so happened to loan to him.]] He is also drinking from one of the chalices that he happened to steal along the way.
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[[folder: Film - Animated]]
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': After [[EvilChancellor Jafar]] usurps Sultan's palace and reshapes it to his liking, he spends time slouching on the Sultan's throne.
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'': Hades does this on a throne while (briefly) conquering Olympus, and then again on his own throne in the Underworld.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', when Tai Lung encounters the Furious Five while heading into the village, the first thing he does on the broken RopeBridge is use it like a lounge chair while taunting them.
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[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* The BetaBaddie vampire Nerva in ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' did this. Which was quite in character, since he was a SmugSnake piece of eurotrash with fangs.
* Jareth spends much of ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' sprawled across his throne watching Sarah's progress in his {{Crystal Ball}}s. (Fans tend to interpret this in a lot of ways, often presuming that he doesn't like his job much - given the average IQ of his subjects - and that this is the whole reason he's so interested in Sarah.)
* Dr. Frank-N-Furter from ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow,'' as shown on the movie's poster and during his opening number.
* The lawyer for the prosecution in the movie of ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'' slouches with one leg over the arm of his chair.
* While she's not a villain, exactly, in ''Mata Hari'' Creator/GretaGarbo is prone to lounging about rather than sitting upright.
* Genesis in ''SuicideClub'' uses this posture to introduce himself. [[RuleOfFunny Complete with over-the-top leg-crossing, first on one side, then deciding on the other. In an unsturdy wooden chair that he needs to fix first.]] That can't be comfortable.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Check out [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TheCaligula.JPG Jay Robinson]] in 1953's ''Film/TheRobe''.
* In ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', BigBad Ru'afo practices his SlouchOfVillainy... from the depths of a plush red sofa. [[{{Narm}} It doesn't really work]].
* In the ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot, ''Kirk'' gets a brief Slouch Of Uppity, doing his trademark lounge in the Captain's Chair before Spock reminds him that that's ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny not]]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny his chair]].
** Nero does it before he finds out what year he's in and promptly goes berserk.
* In ''Film/TronLegacy'', CLU does this while watching the disk tournament.
* In the 1997 ''Film/{{Ivanhoe}}'' adaptation, Prince John during Rebecca's trial, as he is both abjectly bored and very aware he's the only sane man in the room.
* When Loki held the throne in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', he took this trope for all it was worth.
** [[spoiler:So we really should have known better when "Odin" was sitting that way at the end of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''...]]
* In ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', [[TheCaligula Emperor Commodus]] slouches in whatever chair he sits in as long as it has arms to slouch on.
* Emperor Palpatine in ''ReturnOfTheJedi''. Most noticeable when he sits down while telling Luke that he knows all about the Rebel's plans.
* ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'': Riddick slouches on the slain Lord Marshal's throne due to sheer exhaustion. It becomes a SlouchOfVillainy when he notices the other Necromongers ''bowing'' down to him since [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt "You keep what you kill."]]
* Teddy delves into this at one point in ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]'', [[LampshadeHanging and is called out on "villaining out"]] by Pete.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Chris Hart talks about the distinction between Hero posture and Villain posture in one of his "how to draw super heroes and villains" books (that might be the exact title, I forget). He points out that Heroes have confidence and have nothing to hide; they stand upright and secure, well balanced. While Villains are beset with inner turmoil and constantly trying to protect themselves, mistrusting the world. This even applies when they turn to react to some surprise or threat - the Hero turns with a straightening-up motion, ready to face whatever it is, whereas the Villain turns in a bowed-over fashion, already protecting his middle. Oh, and he even goes on to show the change from a GranolaGirl Heroine to a super-villainess.
* The Duc of Genua from the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' does this, not because it makes him look cool and detached, but because he's never gotten the hang of chairs, being [[spoiler: a frog turned into a human by fairy godmother magic]].
** [[TheFairFolk Elves]] do it automatically, too, as part of their "[[YouSuck far too cool to be human]]" glamour.
** As do vampires - I believe it's Maladict who's described as 'able to lounge on a wire'.
*** When Polly discovers Vimes having a surreptitious smoke away from some obnoxious bureaucrats, the pose he's described as being in has elements of this (for a start, he's lying on the floor behind a bench), but subversionally, Vimes isn't a bad guy, nor does it suggest to Polly that he is; the bad posture just reinforces her assumption that he's a "scruffy sergeant" who is providentially between her and his monstrous boss "Vimes the Butcher".
** Guild of Assassins prohibits their students from assuming upright posture.
*** Apparently, [[http://priscellie.deviantart.com/art/Young-Vetinari-4910967 Vetinari was quite good at this]].
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jaime Lannister sprawls onto the Iron Throne moments after killing King Aerys. In doing so, he causes the honorable Ned Stark to conclude that he's a villain. [[spoiler:It turns out he's just exhausted from all the fighting and wasn't really thinking about the symbolism when he sat down.]] Taking after Jaime, Joffrey Baratheon has a tendency to slouch boredly in his throne, though doing so is dangerous while not wearing armor because the throne is made of blades.
* Adam of ''Literature/GoodOmens.'' [[spoiler: Subverted in that it turns out that it wasn't a slouch of Anti-Christ, it was a slouch of (thankfully neutral) Pre-Teen.]]
* Done in ''Literature/TheTalisman'' by Creator/StephenKing and Peter Straub. Sonny Singer from the Sunlight Home does this, or tries to. Jack isn't impressed and believes Singer is just trying to imitate Sunlight Gardener.
* [[ShadowsOfTheEmpire Prince Xizor]], the head of the criminal syndicate Black Sun, spends a lot of time lounging in a chair that strengthens his muscles for him, in stark contrast to his rival for the Emperor's time, Darth Vader, who spends accompanying scenes [[KingpinInHisGym training on custom lightsaber-wielding droids]].
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' often describes powerful characters slouching in their seats or thrones, with one leg slung over the armrest. Rand in particular does this. Though he's the hero, he's also got a lot of inner demons. He also grew up as a shepherd.
* [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco Malfoy]] does this in canon. This is exaggerated in fandom and taken to its logical extreme in AVeryPotterMusical.
* In ''Franchise/DragonAge: Literature/TheStolenThrone'', the Orlesian usurper sits on the throne of Ferelden in this manner when receiving gifts from Ferelden nobles. Subverted in that he's not even close to being a MagnificentBastard. In fact, he's quite incompetent at running things. This post is an exile, which he hates.
* In the ''{{Warhammer 40000}}'' book The Emperor's Mercy, [[BigBad Chaos Warlord Khorsabaad Maw]] slouches across a palanquin born aloft by his personal honour guard [[OrcusOnHisThrone for the entirety of a Chaos Campaign]]. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown And when he gets off the throne...]]
* Lestat from ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'' actively prides himself on his slouch, as in this passage from ''Memnoch the Devil'': "David saw me at once--a slouching, blond, long-haired youth, bronze face and hands, the usual deep violet sunglasses over my eyes, hair presentably combed for once, body tricked out in a dark-blue, double-breasted BrooksBrothers suit."
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': The Master on his black throne.
* Q from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' tends to lounge on various bridge stations every so often. He's the only one without perfect posture in TheFuture, apparently.
** Although in Q's case, it may be intended as LeaningOnTheFurniture.
** Actually, if you watch carefully you'll note almost ''every'' actor does this when they're not the focus.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Captain Archer of the MirrorUniverse does this in the command chair of the ''Defiant'' as he asks for Starfleet's surrender. As does Mirror!T'Pol when we first see her -- [[BareYourMidriff thanks to her outfit]], she looks a good deal hotter doing so.
** In the Original Series MirrorUniverse episode, the normally uptight and well-disciplined Starfleet {{Redshirt}}s are seen [[LeaningOnTheFurniture leaning against the turbolift doorway]] to give them a more thuggish air.
* Odd example in ''Series/RedDwarf''. The Inquisitor, a robotic judge, is trying the crew individually for the right to exist and Rimmer is first. He gets into this pose, swinging his feet up and everything, then lifts his mask to reveal... Rimmer, because "it's the only fair way". The 'villainy' part probably came from Rimmer, because [[{{Jerkass}} he's like that]].
* An example of a heroic character ([[SociopathicHero sorta]]) doing this is ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s Jayne Cobb, who likes to slouch in whatever chair he can find whenever he can get away with it.
* Ares, the God of War from ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' would often sit on his throne in this manner.
* In an early ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode, "Emancipation", Turghan does this when [[spoiler: Abu comes to sell Carter]]
** And again in the Season 3 episode, "Need," Daniel sits draped over a throne when Jack comes to speak to him. Given that [[spoiler: Jack is being worked literally to death in naquadah mines and Daniel is so hopped up on evil sarcophagus energy that he's oblivious to it,]] it's an effectively villainous slouch.
** Apophis indulges in this Trope at every opportunity. When he acquires possession of Cronus's Ha'tak in "Enemies", he positively ''pours'' himself into the command chair.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Sylar is seen slouching around on chairs as he torments Parkman's sanity at home and at work.
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Joffrey slouches on the Iron Throne after he becomes king. Like many other things he does, this only makes him look StupidEvil rather than villainous. Note that in the books, the Iron Throne was designed in such a way that it was impossible to slouch while sitting on it without having old rusty blades stuck in your ribs; Joffrey managed to do so somehow.
* From ''TheWire'', Marlo likes to lean back on an armchair when he holds court outdoors.
* The first shot of [[HornyVikings Erik Northman]] in ''TrueBlood'' depicts him slouching villainously on a dais overlooking [[VampiresOwnNightClubs his nightclub]]. Throughout the series, he [[EvilIsCool manages to make every other chair he sits in look like a throne]] by invoking this trope.
* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', when Morgana takes over Camelot at the end of series four, she drapes herself across the throne, in stark contrast to the posture of Arthur, Guinevere, and even herself at the end of series three. Glancing over the other examples, she's also one of the very few ''female'' characters to embody this trope.
** There's also an often-seen promotional photo of Uther in a less pronounced variant of this pose, though he doesn't adopt it onscreen.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', [[spoiler: Hallucifer]] is completely incapable of using chairs correctly.
* Scorpius, Staleek and Grayza all get their turns to slouch on ''{{Farscape}}''.
* A non-villainous example in ''[[Literature/{{Dune}} Children of Dune]]''. Paul Atreides does this, presumably to show he has little liking for the ceremony and sycophantic adulation associated with being a galactic emperor.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Raven has made sitting in the corner of the ring in this position part of his entrance - not getting up until after ther ring bell has rung.
* Eddie Guerrero used to taunt his opponents by lying on the top rope in the corner as though he were on a hammock.
* HHH's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnZoQ5OgRr0 epic entrance]] at Wrestlemania 22 started by him on a throne being raised through the floor in full ConanTheBarbarian attire with titular slouch
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* In ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria'', where Odin (quite the MagnificentBastard) calmly talks about destroying a whole kingdom as bait to get the main character to show up, capture her, and then use her as bait to capture the lord of the undead while in this pose. Interestingly, it's working- albeit not ''quite'' as he expected- but the plan goes to hell as soon he gets out of the chair. This is FridgeBrilliance if [[AllThereInTheManual you know Norse mythology]]- Odin's throne allows him to observe the entire world, giving him some degree of omniscience. Slouching in it is actually a huge strategic advantage.
* Copy X does this in ''VideoGame/MegaManZero 3'', propping his head up with his hand and leaning on the arm of his throne.
** Belial Sigma in ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'' as well, and he spends his entire HannibalLecture scene with head propped on hand and leaning over.
* [[spoiler:Zephiel]] is seen doing this in the last scene of ''FireEmblem 7''.
* {{Dracula}} does this a lot in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series. Amusingly enough, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' player character Soma [[spoiler:(who's the reincarnation of Dracula)]], can plop down on a number of flat surfaces in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' in this position at the player's command. He also sits like this when he [[spoiler: fully becomes Dracula in the [[MultipleEndings bad ending]] of ''Aria'' or ''Dawn'', and when he is confronted in the final boss battle of Julius Mode.]]
** [[InTheBlood It's genetic]] as well. Alucard, [[HalfHumanHybrid son of Dracula]], can be ordered to sit down at several places in Symphony of the Night... whereupon he takes the same position as his father.
*** The former underling-turned-hero Hector performs this in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness,'' lounging pensively in any chair you choose to seat him in. Evidently Dracula trains his underlings to do this.
*** Perhaps this is not so far from the truth. FallenHero [[spoiler:or so it appears]] Richter from Symphony of the Night can be seen performing the classic pose when Alucard first meets him, as well as in a piece of his concept art.
** Dracula loves this so much that he spends the entire FinalBattle of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' slouching on his throne! Of course, said throne turns into an EldritchAbomination for the fight.
*** Apparently it's just a vampire thing as Walter and [[spoiler: Joachim after taking his throne]] do this as well
* Magnius does this in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' with a hoverchair.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has Dist, another hoverchair user.
** No hover, but Yggdrasil certainly slouches all over his throne during his brief appearance in the OVA.
* Robo-Ky from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' really enjoys lounging in his metal throne (in the game, official art, and {{fanart}} alike). Since he's a DoAnythingRobot, the throne is actually part of Robo-Ky and folds into his back when he stands up.
* Specter, villain of ''VideoGame/ApeEscape'', is perpetually slouching in his hoverchair. He has so low an opinion of the heroes that he even does this in ''battle''; being a psychic, he has no need to change position, either.
* Player characters in ''CityOfHeroes'' can adopt a sitting pose with options tailored for different furniture such as armchairs, sofas, ledges, and barstools. For some reason only male characters can do the slouch.
** It's because female characters can wear skirts.
*** Men can wear KILTS. *shudder*
** Because of the way that poses work, heroes and villains can do the slouch on literally anything. Including thin air.
* ''FinalFantasy'':
** Hades in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyIX'' fights this way.
** Chaos in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. And he's got four arms, so he's able to occupy both armrests while still folding his hands in front of him. The game even works the Slouch of Villainy into his ultimate attack! Chaos grows to enormous size, attacks the player with a BFS, and then makes the arena explode. And when the explosions die down, Chaos has reappeared back on his throne in his slouch of villainy while the player character drops down in front of him.
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyII'''s Emperor Mateus is practically channeling David Bowie. He even does a slouch of villainy in ''mid-air'' after battle.
** [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Amano_Exdeath_2.jpg This]] Creator/YoshitakaAmano concept art for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' depicts the BigBad Exdeath like this, complete with AGlassOfChianti.
** In ''DirgeOfCerberus'', BigBad Weiss does this.
** ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXI'':
*** [[spoiler:Archduke Kam'lanaut]] is introduced this way.
*** The Shadowlord was seen slouching on his throne looking bored in one of the trailers for the ''Wings of the Goddess'' expansion. Apparently he knew that it would take over three years to complete the expansion and that he would have a minimal role in it.
* Rugal Bernstein, archetypical SNKBoss, is shown doing this during the end credits of the ''KingOfFighters 2002''.
* Possibly the most badass SlouchOfVillainy ever: that of [[spoiler:Lich King Arthas]] at the end of ''{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Throne''. He is so comfortable in his new (Frozen) Throne that the trailer to the upcoming ''Wrath of The Lich King'' expansion seems to suggest he ''hasn't gotten up since'' and is literally '''encased in ice''' until he rises to go and turn an ancient giant dragon into his undead servant. Then after pulling several cameo appearances throughout the Northrend, he goes right back to slouching there, waiting for players to finally arrive and challenge him. Posing your character on his lap and taking a screenshot is practically customery for when you first get to him.
** Disputed, mainly because an important point was omitted. Once [[spoiler:Arthas Menethil]] sat down on the Frozen Throne, [[spoiler:the spirit of Ner'zhul (within him, because he was wearing the Lich King's armor), the "good of Arthas" (later becoming a character in WoW:WotLK, Matthias Lehner), and the "evil of Arthas" (Arthas) contested for control. Arthas won, destroying the spirit of Ner'zhul and banishing Matthias Lehner.]] This "dreaming" went on for the seven years between ''{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Throne'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft: Wrath of the Lich King''.
** Loken is also doing this when you encounter him in the Halls of Lightning instance.
* Jin Kazama does this in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 5'' in his ending, [[spoiler:in the Mishima Zaibatsu's throne, being its new owner]]. Of course, he isn't a villain...[[spoiler:[[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity until the next game]].]]
** [[spoiler:And true to form, this is how you find Jin waiting for you at the top of the elevator of the Mishima Zaibatsu tower before your fight with him in ''Tekken 6''.]]
* [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Kira Daidohji]] of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' has this as her crouching position, treating the BlobMonster she's riding in like an oversized beanbag.
* In ''OverlordII,'' the Overlord actually gets to sit in his throne. He slouches magnificently, and gains bonus points for being able to do it [[TinTyrant in full armor]].
** In the ending, he does so with his Mistresses, who're fawning over him.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Xemnas fights two full battles this way. He happens to have the powers of all the other Organization members Sora has killed, so he commands their powers to fight for him while he sits on his throne watching. Even when attacked and fighting back with his sword, he stays sitting down.
** ''KingdomHearts 358/2 Days'': Everyone you see sitting in [[HubLevel the Grey Room]] does this. Of course, they're all morally ambiguous.
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Master Xehanort]] does this, too. As a matter of fact if there is a X of Villainy/Y of Evil trope here, you can bet on him doing it. [[GenreBlind It makes you wonder why ANYBODY trusts the guy.]]
** ''Birth by Sleep Final Mix'' gives us the No Heart BonusBoss, Master X's Keyblade Armor - which [[CallForward is nigh-identical]] to Xemnas's TinTyrant form. Naturally, he spends the first segment sitting down, ensuring you can't even reach him by creating a magical barrier with his Keyblade. When you break the barrier, he gets out of his chair and makes you regret it.
** Master Xehanort does this again in the climax of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance 3D]]''. It's a particularly advanced slouch, too, complete with his legs crossed over to one side, head resting on his fist, and an utterly ''bored'' look on his face.
* DrDoom and [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange Dormammu]] have this as their intro in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.
** Doom also uses it in his [[LimitBreak Level 3 Hyper Combo]], where he traps the opponent in an electric chamber. Then a CoolChair comes up from below Doom, causing him to take this position and simply watch as they get tortured. Then, as if he gets bored with the show quickly, he lazily presses a button on his armrest that blows the chamber up.
** In [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]], Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} does this in the Shadowland stage. Since he was evil and the leader of The Hand at the time.
* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/FableIII'', Logan does a truly impressive SlouchOfVillainy in his throne before giving you a SadisticChoice.
* Subverted in ''EpicMickey'', where [[spoiler:Oswald]] did this trope, but he's not really evil.
* [[MagnificentBastard The Illusive Man]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. Aria, the top dog of WretchedHive Omega, spends most of her time overseeing her nightclub headquarters like this. [[spoiler: When Cerberus steals Omega from her between games]], she relocates to another nightclub on the Citadel and can be found there plotting revenge.
** In the Omega DLC, Aria [[spoiler: assaults the eponymous station to take it back from Cerberus]]. She is supremely irritated to discover that the enemy general took over Afterlife and [[EvilIsPetty threw out her favorite lounging couch]].
** The Shadow Broker confronts Shepard while slouching way back behind his ominous-villain desk, giving the illusion that he's merely human-height. When things heat up, [[LargeAndInCharge he quickly dispels that hope]].
* Quan Chi's win pose in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' is summoning a chair shaped like a giant skeletal hand, then slouching in it like a proper hell wizard should.
* The Big Bad of ''AceAttorneyInvestigations 2'' does this. [[spoiler:With a [[RightHandCat CAT]] no less.]]
* Algol does this in [[SoulCalibur Soul Calibur 4]]. Not only does he rise from his throne in the cutscene that precedes his battles, but he also uses it in battle - he teleports in it, kicks enemies from it in a certain combo, and, amusingly, occasionally puts his opponent in it.
** It even becomes his LimitBreak in ''V'', in which he slouches on top of the opponent, throne and all. It should also be noted that this is the strongest LimitBreak in the game, taking over half of the victim's entire health bar, though in exchange it costs two full bars of the soul gauge instead of the usual one.
*** The second hit of damages comes when he crosses one leg over the other.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', [[spoiler:Ganondorf]] is seen in this pose when Midna and Link meet him for the first time in Hyrule's throne room.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestBattleRoadVictory'', Nokturnus, the BiggerBad, adopts this pose for all the intro cutscene.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', all the jarls except for Elisif slouch on their thrones. How villainous it is varies with the Jarl and which side you take in the civil war. If you sit on an unoccupied throne, your character slouches too.
** [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121021223813/elderscrolls/images/e/ee/Ulfric_Jarl.png Jarl Ulfric Stormcloak]], leader of the Stormcloak Rebellion can be found on his throne in Windhelm (and your main enemy if you're an Imperial Legionnaire) usually is the only Jarl who can strike a person as "bad" (although of course, it all depends on your view of him and what side you take.)
** It actually depends on the throne, not the character. There are "slouchy" thrones in the game, which are programmed with a slouch animation, and an upright throne in Solitude.
* Virgil in ''SagaFrontier'' keeps this pose constantly, even during your [[PuzzleBoss "battle"]] with him. Though in his case it's more a slouch of bored TrueNeutral.
* Ms. Gaara in ''VideoGame/EspRaDe'' is seen relaxing while her goons do all the work holding you off the first time you meet her. When you actually do fight her one on one, she lifts up the head of a statue of Artemis, attacking while still relaxing on it! She eventually fights you seriously in her final form, only for her to grow a giant pair of wings at one point in the fight.
* Raidriar the God King from ''InfinityBlade'' does a very convincing one, as he welcomes the ancestor of the player character's bloodline and every single one of his successors, watching them fight his black knight second in command until the moment he is challenged and gets up to fight.
* Mr. X in the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series who is always seen sitting in his chair slouched over at the final level. In the first game, you can pull the trope off yourself if you get the bad ending and replace Mr. X as the new crime lord.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Leon can perform a heroic inversion in [[BigBad Saddler's]] throne by standing in front of it and using the (?) command. Considering [[LaserHallway what]] [[DeathCourse was]] [[PressXToNotDie between]] him and the throne room, the guy deserves a good slouch.
** Doing so points the camera to the entrance of the room, drawing the player's attention to the treasure hidden above the door.
* [[LegacyOfKain Kain]] does this during the intro to ''Soul Reaver''.
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* Weijuaru of ''{{Juathuur}}'' [[http://oneway.juathuur.com/1/?strip_id=272 here]] (although not technically a villain).
* While ambiguously villainous, [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Agatha]] gets her slouch on after [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090112 conquering the kingdom]] in a Literature/{{Cinderella}} parody.
* [[http://fancyadventures.com/2009/05/18/page-90/ Gavin]] of ''Webcomic/{{The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon}}'' slouches on a comfy armchair he created out of thin air.
* In WebComic/CommanderKitty, Zenith's [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/06/12/the-tagged/ pulling this off in the shadows when she first appears]]. CK himself also tries something like this to look badass, but him being [[HeroicWannabe CK]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/07/12/just-us-spacers/ he just looks like a lazy bum]].
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* Subverted in ''BrokenSaints'', wherein BigBad [[spoiler: Lear Dunham maintains a stiff and upright position whilst sitting on his mighty throne of righteousness.]]
* Possibly what Draco is trying to pull off in ''AVeryPotterMusical'', but really, who knows?
* [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]] gets his evil on while [[http://www.inadream-moviecaps.com/caps/displayimage.php?album=17&pos=432 lounging cross-legged in a giant country-print armchair]].
* This is among the numerous anime tropes WebAnimation/GirlchanInParadise parodies.
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* In ''SamuraiJack'', [[EldritchAbomination Aku]] is sometimes seen lounging around on his throne - especially when bored.
* In an [[AllThereInTheManual interlude comic]] of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Azula, recent conqueror of Ba Sing Se, is introduced reclining on the Earth King's throne.
** Additionally, in the series finale when Azula begins [[VillainousBreakdown going schizophrenic]] after her father gives her his Fire Lord title, she is seen slouching in her throne room with a bored stare when Lo and Li come in to call her out on banishing her servants.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "Mountain of Madness". When Mr. Burns and Homer are the first to reach the lodge (by cheating, on Burns' part) they just sit and loaf while they wait for everyone else, and Burns has an odd take on it:
-->'''Homer:''' Oh, these sure are comfortable chairs.
-->'''Burns:''' Oh, yes, sitting. The great leveler. From the mightiest Pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, who doesn't enjoy a good sit?
* Dr. Claw in ''InspectorGadget'' is always watching the events from his lair or car.
* In the Season 3 finale of ''{{Metalocalypse}}'', [[LizLemonJob band CFO/lawyer/manager]] Offdensen slouches rather magnificently in his command chair several times. It's unknown at this point if he is a force for good or evil, or even what those terms ''mean'' in relation to Dethklok's well-being, but the man is at least personally responsible for hundreds of deaths and instances of torture thus far.
* Megatron from ''{{Transformers}}'' G1 usually [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120123164522/villains/images/0/01/250px-Mtmte1_megatron_throne.jpg gets his slouch on]] while commanding his warship when it isn't at the bottom of the ocean. He even does it at the Lincoln memorial after removing the statue, a moment adapted for the [[TransformersDarkOfTheMoon third live action film]].
** His [[BeastWars Predacon successor]] has been known to occasionally take it to the next level by giving orders while relaxing in a hot tub.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** In the season 2 premiere, [[RealityWarper Discord]] gets in on a bit of this action during the climactic scene via use of his [[CoolChair evil-looking throne]], though his posture varies moment by moment as a reflection of his chaotic personality.
** In ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilights Kingdom Part 2]]'', when Tirek is [[TheUsurper seated on Celestia's throne]], his posture has a decidedly unroyal air.
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* In Leonardo daVinci's painting of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Supper_%28Leonardo%29 The Last Supper]], depicting the apostles as they react to Jesus telling them that he's going to be betrayed. Judas is the one leaning on the table.
* In the RobZombie CD "Hellbilly Deluxe", the back of the little pamphlet that comes with the CD had picture-art of Zombie slouching on a stone throne.
* [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/fc51b08cfaafe4bd52263f6fa3093230.jpg Chiyo-Chan the Barbarian.]]
* Averted with [[{{Warhammer}} Khorne]] [[Warhammer40K the Blood God]], as it's implied he somtimes gets off the Skull Throne.
* During UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, depictions of UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln by artists from the South tended to show him slouching in his chair.
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* After Hitler conquered Czechoslovakia, he held a private party, and German diplomat Manfred von Schroder related how Hitler behaved when he didn't have to play the role of statesman, or act for the camera. Hitler reclined horizontally in a chair, both his legs hanging over one armrest, his back against the other. His tie and collar were undone, his hair unkempt and messy, his [[AGlassofChianti glass of mineral water]] in hand, as he dictated proclamations to two secretaries, and gesticulating wildly the whole time.
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