'''Basic Trope''': A villain with relations to the Dark.
* '''Straight''': Emperor Evulz is the BigBad in a black outfit with [[CastingAShadow the Power of Darkness]]
* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz is ObviouslyEvil in Black and the Darkness is so evil that everything within sight dies.
* '''Downplayed''': He wears dark clothing, but is [[AntiVillain morally ambiguous at worst.]]
* '''Justified''':
** He's a Demon.
** He grew up somewhere dark and scary.
** [[BlackAndWhiteMorality The story is about Good vs Evil. He has to make it obvious that he's evil]].
** Emperor Evulz is a vampire, and thus spends most of his time in the dark.
** Emperor Evulz [[TheDreaded uses fear as a weapon.]] Now what's scarier to most people; light or darkness?
* '''Inverted''': LightIsGood[=/=]DarkIsNotEvil
* '''Subverted''':
** Despite wearing black, he has connections with the [[LightIsNotGood Light]].
** He's a good guy in black.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** His OneWingedAngel is a Black Demon with darkness powers.
** He was a [[TheMole mole]][=/=]Makes a FaceHeelTurn.
* '''Parodied''': Lightbulbs die the minute Emperor Evulz is even mentioned.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Emperor Evulz frequently switches costumes, roughly half of which are black.
** Or, Emperor Evulz is a {{Heel Face Revolving Door}}, switching between being a villain and a hero every other episode, whilst keeping his black attire and powers of darkness.
* '''Averted''':
** Despite his signs of darkness, he isn't good or evil.
** No one wears black or has darkness-related powers in the series.
* '''Enforced''':
** "We need to make a villain in Black to combat the [[LightIsGood Hero in White]]".
** [[PrimalFear People are scared of the dark.]]
* '''Lampshaded''': "That Emperor Evulz guy loves to wear Black a lot".
* '''Invoked''': "We have to make it REALLY obvious who is the villain here. Give him a completely black costume and Darkness related power".
* '''Exploited''': Knowing that black attires intimidate people, Emperor Evulz makes sure his wardrobe is stuffed full of them.
* '''Defied''':
** A person with a mean streak receives dark-based superpowers and vows to try to be nicer to live up to his/her new abilities.
** He's the TokenGoodTeammate on the side of evil.
* '''Discussed''': "Yep. The guy in the black is ObviouslyEvil".
* '''Conversed''': "Black again? You're not very imaginative, are you? Colours are fun, you know".
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