Affably Evil / New Media

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  • Psycho Gecko, the Villain Protagonist of World Domination in Retrospect, is a friendly and entertaining murderous lunatic. It helps that he likes wacky and bizarre evil schemes, like unleashing drugged up chickens in a restaurant or releasing the contents of a zoo to attack a superhero, but then he also murders a lot of people, including superheroes.
  • In The Gamer's Alliance, Hannibal Losstarot is a teenager who flirts with girls, loves and respects his mother, takes his studies seriously, speaks politely, constantly trains with his elite guard, treats his servants and enemies well, often even preferring to not be called by his hereditary title. However, he is also the son of one of the BigBads and just as determined as she is to conquer the world under the Losstarot family's banner and will stop at nothing to make his mother's dream become a reality.
  • Dr. Horrible is essentially the nerd who does evil things to be a part of the cool kid's club. He especially comes off as this when the "hero" of the piece is a total douche.
  • Fawkes, leader of the Axis of Anarchy from The Guild.
  • Troy the Wendigo from Epic Tales seems like he might fit this despite needing to eat humans. Which is interesting, since humans only become wendigos if they resort to cannibalism in the first place.
  • In the burgrr.comARG the real BBQ Girill is awfully polite and pleasant to our protagonist for being a horrifying hybrid of woman and barbecue grill who's part of a To Serve Man plot that said protagonist is trying to stop.
  • Lear Dunham, the Big Bad of Broken Saints, is pretty Obviously Evil, but he wants nothing to more than to befriend our heroes, and to share his vision of a brand new (and better) world. That is the reason he even explains his whole plan to them.
  • Tales of MU (this): "Few people mistake a noble dragon for a nice one more than once."
  • In the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, Evil Overlord Lord Doom really is a pretty swell guy, if you overlook the entire "take over the world, tyrannical dictator" aspect of his personality. He's urbane, friendly, and sends get well cards to his enemies when they are sick or injured. He even runs a charitable organization that has helped millions of children in poverty around the world. Did we mention that he wants to rule the world and everything in it?
    • It's entirely possible he believes himself to be a benevolent dictator in the making.
    • The thing about Lord Doom is that he realizes that in order to enact his vision for a better world (and ultimately, that is his goal: to make the world a better place for everyone), some very unpleasant decisions will have to be made, and only he can make those decisions. So while he is ruthless, he isn't cruel.
  • Dark General Argon from Sailor Nothing. He may be an utter monster and a heartless, but he is never impolite and seems to genuinely respect both the heroes and Cobalt for their drive and abilities.
  • Ganondorf from Melee's End is polite even while kicking the good guys' asses.
  • Malsumis from The New York Magician might pick up your bar tab.
  • Elliott Blackwood is charming and sincere, but the utter lack of hesitation about the more...unsavory aspects of his duties puts him squarely in this territory.
  • Humon's Neils is a good example of this. This Affably Evil, bisexual Dane is the nicest guy you have ever met! But if you get on his bad side, expect emotional torture and a bullet to the brain, or bludgeoning with a blunt object (courtesy of his black lover, Duncan). Although, he does try to comfort those whom he is about to kill.
  • Chairman Nuke lives and breathes this trope. Due to the nature of the character, this also overlaps with Mean Character, Nice Actor.
  • Whateley Universe:
    • Dr. Diabolik: caring father, hard-working inventor, Benevolent Boss, and by his own daughter's count, directly responsible for taking the lives of over 17,000 people in his raids on middle-sized cities around the world. When he attacks Cincinnati, he secretly encourages the heroes to triumph over his weapons, and when highly stressful problems occur, he politely asks his minions for ideas and rewards them for speaking up. He has no problem teaming up with heroes when confronted with a common enemy, such as the Tong of the Dark Madonna or Professor Reaper. Still, he attacks entire cities, knowing that tons of people will be killed or injured.
      • When Dr. Diabolik's children were the target of protestors and media outlets, he called each one of them up, at their homes, at their workplaces, on their mobiles... and calmly, politely, and non-threateningly explained to them that while he sympathized with them, attacking children over such a thing was a decidedly cowardly act. After that, the protestors just... went away.
    • Brigand is a Byronic Hero in a world where that is likely to get you labeled a supervillain. He deliberately targets corrupt organizations and people, and on the occasion we see him, went out of his way to ensure that people with weak hearts in a hostage situation would be able to receive medical attention if necessary.
    • Several of the instructors and professors at Whateley are ex-supervillains. They are often a lot more amiable than the ex-superheroes, especially Mr. Donner (Hotrod, teaching Auto Shop), Mrs. Ryan (Lady Hydra, teaching Costume Shop), and Imp (teaching Art and Art History).
    • Jobe, an Unfettered sociopath with Blue and Orange Morality, often tries to be personable, but as Jadis (who is as close to being a friend of Jobe's as anyone gets) puts it, Jobe is even creepier when trying to be nice.
  • The Lord of Angels and Demons, the Wicked Cultured Chessmaster of The Questport Chronicles.
  • In Pay Me, Bug!, Commodore Mavis is a genuinely nice guy, who just happens to be a high-ranking officer in an empire run by telepaths.
  • Welcome to Night Vale: Lauren Mallard, the NVCR program director from StrexCorp. She seems to be a genuinely sweet, bubbly young woman, and Cecil describes her as "a delight" and "the kindest, most gentle manager we have ever had at this station" (although, to be fair, that's not saying much). But she takes a rather sinister interest in knowing the names of Cecil's loved ones, which he becomes wary of.
  • Don't Hug Me I'm Scared:
    • The Sketchbook from the first video is quite outwardly friendly, and even when the Book gets mad it doesn't raise its voice. However, it deliberately bullies his students into falling in line with his idea of creativity and causes them to spiral into madness at the end of the video.
    • Unlike the previous teachers, Shrignold and his friends are willing to answer the Yellow Guy's questions, and they do seem to want to teach him their version of love as opposed to knowing the real moral and intentionally twisting the moral to brainwash them. Except that their version of love involves joining a cult and feeding gravel to a giant head.
  • This is a very popular interpretation of the Slender Man. Probably has to do with the fact that he wears a suit and is frequently depicted as almost entirely silent. After all, just because he's a stalking, kidnapping, implicitly child-eating Eldritch Abomination doesn't mean he has to be rude!
  • Baron Ragoon in Hello From the Magic Tavern is the ruler of a minor domain just over the mountains fro Hogsface. He comes across like a small-town mayor with a strong interest in keeping order, expanding infrastructure, increasing employment, and reducing Foon's ridiculously high rate of child mortality. He is unfailingly polite and welcoming, and invites our heroes to live in his pleasant realm. He's also an open, devout supporter of the Dark Lord whose plan to reduce child mortality to have wild animals kidnap children and put them to work, and he found a wife by abducting a woman and killing her fiancée and family. Chunt is surprised that somebody so nice could be so evil; Arnie points out that there's a difference between being nice and being polite.
    • Also, the protagonists' counterparts in the mirror universe are just as friendly and easy-going as the main universe (or more so in Chunt's case), but casually discuss conquering Foon in the name of the Dark Lord over a tasty meal of fresh human flesh.
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