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-> ''[[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet "People of Earth,]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast I am Darkseid, Lord of Apokolips!]] [[BreakingSpeech Here is your savior, cowed and broken.]] [[CurbStompBattle I have crushed him as easily as]] [[HeroKiller I have crushed all who have dared to oppose me throughout the Cosmos.]] [[DimensionLord I am power unlike any you have ever known:]] [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil absolute, infinite, and unrelenting.]] [[NothingCanStopUsNow You have no choice but to prepare for a long dark future as my subjects and my slaves."]]''
--->-- '''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}''', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries [[EpunymousTitle -- Apokolips Now Part 2]]''

[[ArchetypalCharacter The archetypal]] HighFantasy [[AndAnotherThing and sometimes]] HeroicFantasy [[{{Villains}} villain]].

[[OrcusOnHisThrone Usually lurks in an]] [[SupervillainLair intimidating fortress]] [[{{Mordor}} in a near-inhospitable landscape]], [[EvilPlan plotting to]] TakeOverTheWorld [[PresidentEvil if doesn't already rule it]], [[WeHaveReserves with hordes of]] FacelessGoons [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy (usually none too bright)]] [[JustForFun/FearMySquad and a fearful]] [[TheDragon sinister second-in-command]] [[SycophanticServant at his beck and call.]] [[ButWaitTheresMore Additional options include a]] QuirkyMinibossSquad[[AllBlueEntry ,]] [[BlackCloak a black wardrobe]] [[HellBentForLeather with lots of leather,]] [[BadPowersBadPeople and command over]] [[BlackMagic dark magic]] [[GoldenSnitch or some powerful but vulnerable]] MacGuffin[[BlueLink .]] [[WeaselWords He probably has a ]] ZeroPercentApprovalRating[[DramaticPause .]] [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Will be a dangerous opponent,]] [[CombatPragmatist even in a straight fight,]] [[AllBlueEntry since]] AuthorityEqualsAsskicking[[PotHole .]]

[[DarkIsEvil Prone to black,]] [[AlwaysFemale and generally]] [[AvertedTrope male: hence,]] DarkLord[[PotHole .]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Even more prone to being symbolically associated with]] [[EvilIsDeathlyCold death, cold,]] [[BadPowersBadPeople destruction, pain, and other bad things:]] Creator/CSLewis[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma ']] [[BigBad White Witch]] [[AnIcePerson was associated with white, symbolic of snow, cold, ice, and endless winter,]] [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and his Lady of the Green Kirtle]] [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience with green, symbolic of snakes and poison.]] [[AndAnotherThing When the]] [[FisherKing Fisher King trope is in play, he is bound to live in a]] {{Mordor}}. [[DarkWorld And it usually is, because the]] EvilOverlord [[AnthropomorphicPersonification is often not even human, or no longer human, but a force of evil.]]

[[AvertedTrope Seldom enjoys]] RoyalBlood[[MoralDissonance , just to make taking him down proper.]] [[SubTrope Nebulous lords of evil tend to work best as a]] SorcerousOverlord [[RuleOfCool which often makes a righteous physical butt kicking all the more satisfying.]] [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter May have a kid.]]

[[TinTyrant Often wears plate armor]][[AllBlueEntry .]] [[CardCarryingVillain Bonus points if his offical character name is]] [[AristocratsAreEvil "Lord X".]]

[[OnceAnEpisode Generally he has an]] EvilPlan [[GenreBlindness which he pursues with]] StockEvilOverlordTactics[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma .]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment There's not much else to say that's not covered in the]] EvilOverlordList.

[[TheBadGuyWins If he wins, he'll probably establish]] TheEmpire. [[{{Monocle}} In fact,]] TheEmperor [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil is at about the same rank or higher in tropes on authority, and a]] [[BigBad single character]] [[SisterTrope is likely to be both.]] [[AndAnotherThing See also]] DiabolicalMastermind [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil for the step below and]] GalacticConqueror, DimensionLord[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma ,]] MultiversalConqueror [[AndAnotherThing and]] EldritchAbomination [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil for the steps above.]]

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