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"''[[http://evil-genius.ru/ Evil Genius]]''" is a simplistic Russian StickFigureComic. The plot revolves about the eponymous Evil Genius having to deal with both pesky forces of justice and somewhat inadequate ability of his own henchmen. The comic is loaded heavily with LampshadeHanging, [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] and general {{GenreSavvy}}ness.

Not to be confused with [[EvilGenius the Trope]] or [[Videogame/EvilGenius the Video Game]] by the same name.

Main characters:
* Evil Genius himself. Calm, savvy (dangerously so), and in a decent physical shape to boot.
* Bill the MadScientist. Surprisingly emotional guy. His Dooms Day Machines always blow up. Always.
* Bob the Guard. Somewhat straightforward, he takes pride in his job.

Recurring extras:
* Frank the [[ChefOfIron Cook]]. Surprisingly BadAss, because of so many ninjas running through his kitchen on daily basis.
* Devil. Usually appears mopping the floor, as a funny background event.
* [[TheIgor Igor]]. Joined the team after yet another of Bill's machines killed his former "herr mathter".
* Eric. A [[HornyVikings Horny Viking]], hired at some point as ''public relations manager''.
* Vittorio. A promising upstart villain who portraits himself as opposition to classical villains. [[spoiler:Actually works for (and was trained by) Evil Genius himself.]]

!! "Evil Genius" provides examples of:
* ArtEvolution: Despite maintaining its visual style, comic grew significantly more detailed over time. Strangely, old characters' style gets carried on, leading to some contrast between them and new ones.
* ContinuityNod: as backgrounds grew more detailed, those began appearing often, like rather obvious [[TalkingWeapon Sword of Sycophancy]] hanging on the wall or more subtle Script-o-matic standing somewhere in the background.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Evil Genius himself. We get to see few villains who were not savvy enough as well.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Of course. It's also riddled with [[SecretPath secret passages]].
* HornyVikings: Eric is never seen without his helmet.
* TheIgor: Hunchbacked? Check. Speaks with terrible accent? Check. Fond of lightings and arresters? Check. Named Igor? Double Check!
* LampshadeHanging: Too many examples to list. Usually courtesy of DangerouslyGenreSavvy eponymous character.
* MadeOfExplodium: Bill's {{DoomsdayDevice}}s tend to explode, to the point when he has a lot of problems with one that's supposed to explode.
* NoNameGiven: Everyone just calls the Evil Genius "you" or "boss".
* RunningGag: "You're fired!" And yes, it gets {{Lampshaded}} too.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Can't blame EG for feeling that way occasionally.

!! Strips provide examples of:
* ArtShift: Done for one April Fools Day [[http://evil-genius.ru/images/art/Manga.jpg strip]].
* {{BFG}}: Bob the Guard has one that's bigger than him.
* BreakThemByTalking: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. When bargaining over the phone with ninjas who have kidnapped Bob, Evil Genius breaks their leader by not saying a single word.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In one early strip Evil Genius has to ask author for help.
* BodyDouble: Evil Genius tries it once via CloningBlues. It doesn't work out.
* BondOneLiner: In one strip, TheMole says to the Evil Genius: "Stop! Before killing me, [[JustBetweenYouAndMe you have to tell me what was your plan about]]!" The Genius' response? He shoots the traitor, and then says "No.", [[ShoutOut as per the]] EvilOverlordList.
* ChefOfIron: Frank the Cook is capable of taking out several ninjas with kitchenware.
* ConcealmentEqualsCover: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. When a Wild West-themed villain tries to hide behind a table during a firefight, he gets perforated.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Both Evil Genius and Rudy seem to be aware of it, noting that they are relatively safe because they're playing a role of heroes agains a squad of mooks.
* TheChessmaster: As evil conference arc shows, Vittorio is one, just as Evil Genius himself. [[spoiler:Though the former actually works for the latter.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Devil ended up having to mop the floors of the base. For free. And all other minions are explicitly forbidden of making a deal with him.
* DrivenToSuicide: Evil Genius manages to do that to a particularly paranoid agent of good just by staying dead. Even GrimReaper is impressed.
* DungeonBypass: How to deal with a DeathCourse leading to angry dragon guarding the artefact? [[spoiler: Just tell the dragon you scratched his car, and wait till traps finish him off.]]
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Or they would be, if not for their boss.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Aside from reviving someone, it can also break down a door. How? SCIENCE!
* LiteralGenie: Bob trains one of the zombies to kill other zombies in exchange for brains. Just don't tell the guy he's a zombie too, he's the fifth one.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Vittorio actually works for [[spoiler:Evil Genius]].
* MugglesDoItBetter: when a hero wielding Crystal Lenzes of Light, Crimson Sword of Fate and Power of the Sky shows up, Bob meets him with old good kinetic weapons.
* PlotArmor: {{Lampshaded}} in the very first strip, no less.
* RobotMe: Bob thinks Bobtron 3000 was created to replace him, and doesn't take it well.
* ShoutOut: Several:
** EvilOverlordList: A subtle one: when [[spoiler:Rudy]] the traitor asks Evil Genius about his plan, Evil Genius first shoots him, and then says "No."
** {{Hellsing}}: "One of those upstart vampires siding with good" shows up, wearing red cape and wielding two huge handguns.
** When Evil Genius creates a device that conquers the world, with the first use of it he conquers [[{{Videogame/Pandemic}} Madagascar]]. It gets commented on by Bob the Guard.
** One of the background heroes infiltrating into the base looks a lot like {{ThePunisher}}.
** One strip refers to "Elixir of Geniality", clearly describing [[Videogame/EvilGenius a certain video game]] made by Elixir Studios.
* PermaStubble: Bill, of all people, sports one during ZombieApocalypse. It magically appears whenever he brings out his [[GatlingGood minigun]].
* RecursiveReality: in one strip Evil Genius is shown drawing that very strip.
* ReversePsychology: Apparently, the best way to distract agents of good from your evil lair is to put a sign saying "There is no evil base here" [[spoiler:on an island with no evil base]].
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Minions themselves think so. Also, Bob tells his QuirkyMinibossSquad to demonstrate as much personality as possible, so readers would empathise them.