- A Round Of Drinks For The House: Throws a lavish six-month party for all his subjects (especially the upper classes) in celebration of his victory.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Vashti refusing to appear before his guests results in him kicking her out of the place and issuing an edict declaring that the father is the head of the family and the one whose language should be learned by his children.
- To be fair, that was because he caved to pressure from his advisors. On the other hand, it's not like he had to make that choice.
- Drunk with Power: He's all to eager to throw his weight around.
- Historical-Domain Character: Either Xerxes I or Artaxerxes II.
- Idiot Ball: Because he trusts Haman so much, he doesn't even bother to check which race he's being asked to wipe out. Maybe genocide was common for him?
- Slave to PR: Relies quite heavily on his advisors...which isn't always a good thing.
- Toilet Seat Divorce: Divorces Vashti because she refused to make an appearance (possibly a naked appearance) at his banquet.
- What Have I Done: Regrets sending Vashti away, but once a Royal Decree was made in Ancient Persia, there was no taking it back.
"And the king ordered his wife Vashti to appear before his guests wearing her crown, that he might display her beauty before them, but she came not."
"I will go to the king, even if it is forbidden. And if I perish, I perish"
"See how the king rewards a man he wishes to honor!"
"Who else would the king honor aside from me?"
- Death by Irony / Hoist by His Own Petard: Hanged on his own gallows that were built for Mordechai.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Tried to have Mordechai hanged just because he refused to bow to him.
- Evil Chancellor
- Laser-Guided Karma: At the very same meeting when he tries to ask for Mordechai's death, he ends up accidentally telling the king to lavishly reward him and give him a parade in his honor. Haman ends up traveling through the city singing of Mordechai's heroism through his gritted teeth.
- Kneel Before Zod
- Oh Crap: Upon realizing that his queen (Esther) is one of the very people he plans to have massacred, right when she outs him to the king.
- Pride: As shown in the above quote. It backfires badly on him in a meeting where the king says he wants to lavishly reward someone for their services to him. Haman assumes the king is talking about him and suggests the reward of a parade celebrating their heroism... only to find to his horror the king is actually talking about his hated rival Mordechai.
- Smug Snake
- Un-Person: During ancient celebrations of Purim, people would bring stones or slabs of wood with Haman's name on them. When he is mentioned the audience would use chisels and hammers to deface his name.
- Villainous Breakdown: Cried to his wife when he found out Mordechai was to be honored for uncovering a conspiracy years before.