23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
Extensions to the Evil Overlord List. They're written by the editors here, so don't expect sanity. Sanity may not be expected, but remember... BE DANGEROUSLY GENRE SAVVY! (Seriously, I got a short way down and had to come up here to add this. Apparently, many tropers are not as genre aware as they think they are.) Be sure to read the original Evil Overlord List (including Cellblock A and Cellblock B), before adding to this list. See also The Universal Genre Savvy Guide, which contains tips for other archetypal villains. See also Defied Trope. PAY ATTENTION! As part of an ongoing cleanup project, we will instate some rules for quality control; it is possible that these lists will be drastically altered.
Looks like there are so many Dangerously Genre Savvy tropers that we had to split the page! Please take a detour to one of the lovely cellblocks below: