'''Basic Trope''': A villain tries to act nice and polite, even when it is clear no such traits exists.
* '''Straight''':
** Stephen politely invites Kyle for dinner while [[ImAHumanitarian eating him]].
** Stephen is extremely polite, even while killing people.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Stephen slowly tortures Kyle to death while hugging and kissing him like a father to his child.
** Stephen kindly offers Kyle a hand towel after giving him repeated swirlies and punching him in the nose.
* '''Downplayed''':
** BitchInSheepsClothing
** Stephen acts nice to Kyle, [[PragmaticVillainy but that's only because he knows Kyle is a dangerous enemy]].
* '''Justified''':
** Despite learning to have impeccable manners to keep people liking him, Stephen has a severe personality disorder.
** Stephen is an utter hypocrite.
** Despite his friendly facade, Stephen has never learnt proper anger management and channels his impulses to evil.
* '''Inverted''':
** NobleDemon
** Stephen calls his girlfriend a slut after treating her to a dinner at a fancy restaurant.
** GoodIsNotNice
** {{Jerk with a| Heart of Gold}} HiddenHeartOfGold
** JerkassFacade
* '''Subverted''':
** Stephen acts pleasant while committing horrific crimes, but it turns out he was only trying to fool people.
** Stephen seems to never lose his politeness....[[VillainousBreakdown until things start getting out of his control]].
* '''Double Subverted''':...except, acting that way is actually his [[AffablyEvil normal personality]].
* '''Parodied''': Even Stephen's victims adore him because he is so polite and pleasant while committing crimes.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Stephen is polite most of the time, but he is NotSoStoic when someone presses his BerserkButton.
** Depending on who Stephen is dealing with, the affability is either [[AffablyEvil sincere]] or a cruel fašade.
* '''Averted''': Stephen makes no secret of what an outright {{Jerkass}} he is, inside and outside.
* '''Enforced''': The writers want to make their horrific villain enjoyable to the audience.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Stephen is only pretending to be polite so he can kill us."
* '''Invoked''': Stephen decides to put up a pleasant face, because he knows that to be a powerful psychological tactic for scaring heroes shitless.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Stephen decides acting all polite is a waste of time and that not pretending to be anything else than a monster he is helps him achieve what he wants the quickest route.
* '''Discussed''': "Stephen's probably just trying to frighten and confuse us. Or he's just insane."
* '''Conversed''': "It's kind of unrealistic how some villains in movies pretend to be nice even while [[MoralEventHorizon murdering the hero's love interest]]. Although it sure is [[ComedicSociopathy entertaining]] to watch."
* '''Deconstructed''': Stephen's affability causes people to treat his misdeeds far more seriously than he deserves, because it makes him look creepy and hypocritical.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...but those people change their minds, deciding that said affability, though superficial, proves that Stephen is capable of redemption.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???