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->''"If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you're going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat. They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the moment of murder like another man will put off a good cigar. So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word."''
-->-- '''Terry Pratchett''', ''Discworld/MenAtArms''

Gloating. Monologuing. It's what villains ''do.'' Maybe they "[[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb set up us the bomb]]" and are calling to rub it in and take credit, perhaps he's just [[MacGuffinDeliveryService snatched the MacGuffin]] from the hero's very hands and insist on staying ''just out of reach'' to taunt. Maybe the villain finally has the hero at his mercy and just ''has'' to taunt him one last time before shooting him.

Or perhaps this is the place where they finally have a chance to get [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech all the reasons they despise the hero personally]] off their chest. Any [[WhatTheHellHero mistakes]] the hero makes are also fair game for villainous gloating. At any rate, while this is a villainous staple on par with a hero and InTheNameOfTheMoon, it's still one of the things the EvilOverlordList strenuously warns against, as any villain caught gloating is sure to be either killed or foiled, as in the end his gloating always ends up giving the hero that little bit of extra time or information that helps him counter the villain's EvilPlan. In their defense, it's really ''[[ComplexityAddiction fun]]'' and gives you that warm evil feeling in the black pit of your soul when you utterly [[HeroicBSOD grind your opponent's face into the dirt.]] Unfortunately, most villains fail to [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind grind hard enough]]. But how could anyone appreciate the [[JustBetweenYouAndMe brilliance of your scheme]] unless you explained it to them?

Another way this could easily backfire is that it goes hand-in-hand with EngineeredPublicConfession. A savvy hero can use it as an easy way to reveal the [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] or [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastard]] to the world and bring [[ThePlan their plan]] crumbling around them.

This goes hand in hand with EvilPlan, where it's practically required to give the hero and viewer exposition of just what the heck is happening. Expect the villain to let out an EvilLaugh and start to TrashTalk about how the hero(es) are powerless to stop his EvilPlan. It can greatly surprise them when the hero interrupts with GetItOverWith.

[[UnsportsmanlikeGloating Heroes tend to not gloat]], which is why villains facing a SwordOverHead will usually either be [[SaveTheVillain allowed to live]] or killed without [[BondOneLiner (much)]] [[KirkSummation fanfare]]: compare AfterActionVillainAnalysis. Instead, heroes expect the villain to do this, so there may be a HaveYouComeToGloat moment.

This is one of the most well mocked villain cliches, but is very much an UndeadHorseTrope. For one thing it gives a villainous character a great chance to ''act'' and flesh out their character a little more. For another, it's both TruthInTelevision and a very appropriate FatalFlaw for the prideful, narcissistic characters who often become villains.

If they've just finished owning TheHero, this may have been proceeded by OminousAdversarialAmusement and is sure to become TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, but don't worry, a ThwartedCoupDeGrace is coming up. May overlap with TrashTalk. See also VillainBall and DidYouActuallyBelieve. Has some similarities to the MotiveRant.

Creator/RogerEbert coined the Trope as "The Talking Killer" in his book ''Little Movie Glossary''.

!!Evil Gloating Subtropes aka The Index Of Monologuing-Related Tropes You'll Read Soon Enough

* AndYourLittleDogToo
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil
* BreakThemByTalking
* DidYouActuallyBelieve
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou
* EvilLaugh
* FateWorseThanDeath
* GlovedFistOfDoom
* AGodAmI
* HannibalLecture
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
* ILied
* JustBetweenYouAndMe (where the villain has the hero captured and at their mercy)
* KneelBeforeZod
* LaughWithMe
* MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat
* MotiveRant
* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine
* NothingCanStopUsNow
* PostRapeTaunt
* PrepareToDie (uttered prior to [[CombatPragmatist simply shooting]] the hero)
* ReminiscingAboutYourVictims
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse
* StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred
* TakingYouWithMe
* TalkToTheFist
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech
* TheWarHasJustBegun
* ThisCannotBe
* ToThePain
* UnwittingPawn ("in my scheme all along!")
* WeCanRuleTogether
* WeMeetAgain
* WeWillMeetAgain (VillainExitStageLeft)
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied
* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive
* YouWillBeSpared (you will be killed last, or you will live and suffer)



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': [[spoiler:"Sayonara, Raye Penber."]]
** "I am Kira." Just so he could see the look on [[spoiler:Naomi Misora]]'s face moments before his ArtifactOfDoom kicked in.
** Light also gloats evilly at the end of the penultimate episode. While it wouldn't have changed the outcome had he not done so, it was pretty reckless of him, and he only did it as a matter of pride to show how confident he was that he had successfully tied up all remaining loose ends.
** The look on [[spoiler: his face when L dies]]. Hell, in the anime, Light went so far as to literally ''dance on his grave'' while gloating about his victory.
** And then in the manga [[spoiler:Light gloats one last time when he thinks Mikami is writing his enemies names down]]. [[OhCrap It backfires badly]].
* Averted hilariously in episode 5 of the first season of ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty: Decode'', in which Birdy punches Kinzel's mecha, the [[MeaningfulName Amubis 777]] (yes, like Anubis) in the middle of his explanation of why it is so awesome and will own her (to which he responds, "You oughta listen until I'm finished!").
* While the manga and anime adaption of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' disagree on quite a few things, there's one thing on which they agree: [[BigBad Aion]] ''loves'' to gloat.
* The Colorless King does this in the murder video in ''Anime/{{K}}'' - one of the many indicators that the case isn't as simple as it looks, and that Shiro, the kid in the video committing the crime, might not be the real killer.
--> '''Shiro:''' Think about it. Why would I commit a crime and then purposefully identify myself in the video?\\
'''Kuroh:''' [[GenreBlind Because you're evil and you want everyone to know it.]]\\
'''Shiro:''' If that's true, then I must be a pretty dumb villain.
* When Tomoe confronts Arika in ''Anime/MaiOtome'' after acquiring her [[EvilCostumeSwitch new battle suit]], she wastes no time bragging about her involvement in [[spoiler:Miya's disappearance, Erstin's leg injury, and Arika's costume damage]] right before she and three of her companions attack. However, she was only ''supposed'' to capture Mashiro and get back to base as quickly as possible to avoid drawing attention.
* In both the anime and manga versions of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the 9th Espada, Aaroniero Arruruerie, fights Rukia, breaks her sword, and skewers her with his trident. He ''pulls her closer'' so that he can gloat effectively. This is when Rukia pulls out her third ''Shikai'' which reforms her sword ''through Aaroniero's head'' instantly killing him. Sure, Rukia's sword reforming and her subsequent rescuing are major {{Deus Ex Machina}}s, but in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', we lost count long ago anyway. And that's not even going into Sosuke Aizen, who just loves to listen to himself talk, going by the fact that he has on a few occasions taken the time to fill the good guys in on every little detail regarding exactly ''how'' bad he's screwed them over. During his final battle with Aizen in the {{Deicide}} arc, it got so bad that Ichigo got sick of it and flat out stated as such while interrupting one of the latter's monologues. In the [[spoiler:Fullbring]] arc, [[spoiler:Giriko]] breaks into this when DrunkWithPower...which gets him [[spoiler:killed by Kenpachi.]]
* Quattro, SmugSnake that she is, did some big time gloating as she forced the main character of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' to fight against [[spoiler: her daughter]]. In retrospect, [[OhCrap this probably wasn't]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill a very good idea]]. She probably got this from [[MadScientist Jail himself]], since he did gloat about the power of his Combat Cyborg and Gadget Drone technology. In Jail's case it is justified, as he has already proven the might of his creations by [[spoiler: [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs successfully destroying Riot Force 6 HQ and crippling the TSAB Ground Forces HQ]]]] and simply felt rubbing his victory to everyone's faces, topping it off with an EvilLaugh.
-->'''Jail''': Mid-Childa Ground TSAB members, did you like it?
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has [[spoiler:Chao]] doing this to Negi's friends after sending them a week into the future when she'd already won the battle by sticking a note gloating about her victory on the side of Eva's resort.
** Evangeline is also fond of evil gloating, especially when she isn't doing anything evil. She probably wants to remind everyone she most definitely has ''not'' gone soft.
* The villains in ''Manga/OnePiece'' love this trope. Somewhat subverted in that their gloating usually doesn't bring about their fall, Luffy's [[RightMakesMight endless willpower]] does... [[SubvertedTrope except when it doesn't]].
* One example from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s Banquet of the golden witch, [[spoiler:"And for you, just as expected, it's 'tears please,' and you're down!! I~diot, what a truly simple person!!"]] That said, it's not a good idea to [[VillainBall make the person you're trying to get to sign something feel like crap]]. It's used [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech far more effectively]] in the arc just before it. "[[color:red:You are incompetent!]]"
** [[spoiler:Turns out this was an InvokedTrope as Beatrice is trying to lose and does this to avoid a SpringtimeforHitler.]]
* Okay... [[Manga/PokemonSpecial so you have a hostage and [=PE#1=] trapped in an airtight cable car, which you just flooded with water, leaving them without a way to breathe. To add insult to injury, you summon your pet shark and sic it on them, only for [=PE#1=] to summon a metal rhino to break its teeth off. Of course, they still don't have a way to breathe. Do you...]]
** [A] Keep an eye on them to make certain they don't do stupid shit or have a game plan if they do?
** [B] Sit there and go into full-on gloating as your shark's teeth pop back out?
** or [C] have your summoned pets knock the last remnants of air out of them just to be sure?
** [[spoiler:If you picked B, congratulations, Ark! You just won an ass-kicking from [[WildChild Sapphire]], who used those teeth to cut open the glass and drain all the water while you were gloating! Enjoy your dirt nap, sucker!]]
* In the ''Manga/LiarGame'', everyone does this after they believe they have successfully tricked their opponents, particularly if it was the protagonists Nao and Akiyama. However they are usually OutGambitted seconds later in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome humilating defeat]].
* Envy from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' absolutely loves using this to make people squirm, unfortunately he admits to killing [[spoiler:Hughes]] in front of ''Roy Mustang'' of all people. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Not terribly hard to guess what happened after that]].
** Frankly, this is a pretty common behavior of the homunculi, due to their massive arrogance. Greed and Lust both did ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy (the latter because she didn't plan to leave them alive anyway), Wrath often monologues about humans being weak, and Pride is a SmugSnake because of his habit of threatening people and bragging about his superiority.
*** Unlike most examples of ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy, they didn't really say anything that could make the good guys pick up on a weakness. They had to figure that stuff out on their own.
* In the first season of ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'', Cromwell, the villain behind it all, starts to gloat about how he'll never be defeated as long as he has the ring. [[spoiler:Before he can finish the sentence, Guiche sneaks up behind him and hits him on the head with a big stick. "So, who is this guy?"]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Despite being a very intelligent and shrewd man, Kabuto Yakushi has a terrible habit of gloating before fallen enemies when he thinks (and usually does) he has the upper hand in a battle.
*** A good example is when he fought Tsunade in order to "convince" her to heal Orochimaru's soulless arms. He began kicking her while she was in her hemophobia-trauma-shock and taunting her for ''"bringing shame to the name of Sannin. Which Orochimaru has brought glory and power to!"'' (or something along those lines).
*** He also seems to do this whenever he and Naruto manage to meet up in battle. Since Naruto has a short fuse on anything involving Sasuke, it's not even a challenge to get him riled up by Kabuto's taunts.
** Hidan is very good at this, which greatly annoys his partner Kakuzu.
** [[spoiler:'''Madara Uchiha!''' The majority of what comes out of his mouth is this constantly brags about how superior he is to everyone else.]]
* Grings Kodai, the BigBad from ''Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions'', is shown to have a massive ego, so it's only natural that once he thinks he's won by [[spoiler: absorbing the Time Ripple]], he proceeds to give a [[NothingCanStopUsNow Nothing Can Stop Me Now]] speech, believing he's won and there's nothing Ash can do to stop him now. [[spoiler: [[OhCrap Then time starts reversing and he discovers that not only was the Time Ripple he just absorbed an illusion created by Zoroark but that Karl, a reporter traveling with Ash's group, has caught his entire]] Evil Gloating session on tape. Cue start of HumiliationConga ending with that [[EngineeredPublicConfession same footage airing on the TV network that ''HE owned'']].]]
* In ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Zorin Blitz really likes doing this. However, it proves to be her undoing when she calls Pip Bernadotte an 'insect' and mocks him and the Wild Geese, while a blind and mutilated Seras is crying over his body. Understandably, Seras doesn't take it very well. To the extent that she paints the walls with Zorin's head.
* In ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Ryoko Asakura does this when [[spoiler: she attempts to kill Kyon so she can watch Haruhi's reactions. She was literally a second away from killing Kyon when Yuki saved him. If Ryoko hadn't taken the time to explain why she wanted Kyon dead, she presumably could have killed him before Yuki even arrived.]]
* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}} 1934 - Alice in Jails'', Ladd goes on a brief monologue about how stupid it is when people indulge in this trope... [[HypocriticalHumor While indulging in this trope]], [[HypocrisyNod which he is both thoroughly aware of and rather amused by]].
-->'''Ladd:''' And therefore, as such, in light of that revelation, I'll say that one is enough, and since that one is of course myself, I want you all to shut up. You're boring. Swallow those words and take them to the afterlife yourself if you want them delivered there so damn much."
* Relentlessly parodied in ''LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined'', in which the [[spoiler:[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext skinless chickens]]]] gloat about their EvilPlan to the heroine, only she was too busy [[PaintingTheMedium adjusting the subtitles]] to pay attention.
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', during their fight, Jake taunts Barnaby that [[spoiler: he has a secondary power, which was unheard of]]. He doesn't reveal anything more than that, but had he not chosen to gloat, [[spoiler: [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Kotetsu wouldn't have figured out WHAT that power was]].]]
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Hakudoshi's demise is a direct result of this trope. While fighting Inuyasha's group, he decides to openly brag to them about how he plans to betray Naraku. Unfortunately for him, Naraku overhears the whole thing and promptly recalls the Saimyosho and disables Hakudoshi's barrier, leaving Hakudoshi to his fate of being sucked into Miroku's [[PowerOfTheVoid Wind]] [[PowerPalms Tunnel]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Frieza ''really'' likes to play with his food when he fights, and always takes the time to rub in his enemies' faces how puny and weak they are compared to him. The most notable example is in ''[[Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF Resurrection 'F']]'', when after Goku is [[spoiler: shot InTheBack by Frieza's [[TheDragon Dragon]] Sorbet]], Frieza decides to torture Goku slowly and painfully while rubbing in his face how stupid he was to show him mercy a second time. His gloating leads right to his downfall when, in an attempt to twist the knife even further, he tries to goad Vegeta into killing Goku for him by offering him a high-ranking position in his army; Vegeta refuses, saves Goku, and beats Frieza to a pulp.
** Cell does this a grand total of three times:
*** In his first form, Cell takes the time to tell a wounded Piccolo about his origins and goals after attempting to absorb him. It bites him in the ass when Piccolo reveals he was faking the injury to get him to talk and promptly regenerates his arm. Which Cell should have known Piccolo could do, since ''he has the exact same power, inherited '''from''' Piccolo''.
*** After [[BatmanGambit successfully]] [[FlawExploitation manipulating]] Vegeta into helping him absorb Android 18 and becoming perfect, he takes the time while curb-stomping Vegeta to rub it in his face, mockingly thanking him for doing so and outright stating that he ''never'' would have been able to reach his perfect form were it not for Vegeta's arrogance and stupidity.
*** After returning from his near death experience and killing Trunks, he spends several minutes detailing how he returned, acquired Instant Transmission, and despite Goku's attempt to stop him, is stronger than ever. To rub more salt in the wound, he rubs in the Z-Fighters' faces that Goku [[SenselessSacrifice sacrificed himself for nothing]] and mockingly thanks him.
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': During the Future Trunks Saga, Zamasu seizes virtually every opportunity to go off on AGodAmI speeches and {{Motive Rant}}s, constantly taking the time to remind Goku and the Z-Fighters of his belief that he's a "true God" and how there's nothing they can do to stop him. Eventually, he admits that he doesn't actually care if anyone listens to his gloating; he does it simply to [[TheFightingNarcissist hear himself talk]]. [[spoiler: By the time Future Zamasu and Goku Black [[FusionDance fuse together]] and the Merged Zamasu starts to go off on another MotiveRant, Vegito is sick of listening to the gloating and [[ShutUpHannibal cuts him off with a punch to the face]].]]
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'': Ragyo Kiryuin does this every time she's near victory, constantly taking the time to remind her adversaries of how worthless and incompetent they are compared to her. Unfortunately for her, [[spoiler: Ryuko and Satsuki know how to take advantage of this]].
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': During the Fairy Dance arc, Sugou brags to Asuna about his belief that Kirito is too scared to enter ALO to save her in an effort to demoralize her. It backfires; Asuna ''knows'' that Kirito is more than strong enough to enter ALO if there's any chance of saving her, and knowing that he's still alive helps her HeroicResolve.
** Sugou does it a second time after Kirito defeats him in ALO and proceeds to attack him in real life in revenge. When Kirito tells him he's finished and should just turn himself in, Sugou smugly brushes him off, stating that countless organizations would want his work and shelter him from the law. After Kirito overpowers him and leaves him unconscious in the parking lot, Sugou's gloating in that regard is proven wrong; he's arrested and incarcerated for his crimes.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' features [[ThoseWackyNazis a Nazi]] bursting into a room occupied by the series' resident AxCrazy ActionGirl Revy. The Nazi then starts yammering on at length about his [[BlingBlingBang Luger]] and how he's the only one capable of "taming it". What he fails to notice as he flaps his trap is [[FailedASpotCheck Revy calmly reloading in front of him]]. By the time he's ready to fire, Revy shoots him in the gut.
--> '''Revy:''' ''*BANG*'' [[LampshadeHanging Shut the fuck up. Can't you see I wasn't even listening? I mean were ya tryin' to sell me the damn gun or what]]?

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' plays this straight, but with a nod to the oft-fatal habit of monologuing, but adds the already infamous twist to the end. [[spoiler:When confronted by Rorschach and Night Owl, Ozymandias coolly explains his master plan to them. The heroes expect to be able to stop him yet, but he bluntly tells them that [[NoNonsenseNemesis he wouldn't be wasting his time talking to them if they still had a chance to stop him]], [[YouAreTooLate his plan was already completed about half-an-hour ago]].]]
* In the pages of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''{{JLA}}'', the Key rants (basically to no one, since only his nonsentient robots are around to hear him) for about a page about how brilliant he's made himself through the use of brain-altering chemicals, and how it's allowed him to finally beat the JLA. It ends with this immortal aside:
-->'''The Key:''' Oh, and make a note of an interesting side effect of my expanding consciousness. I can't stop talking to myself.
* In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', [[spoiler:AIQ Squared]] lays out his entire scheme to the confused and outraged IQ Squared.
* The BigBad in the album about oil in Oklahoma (because ComicBook/LuckyLuke missed him with the last bullet, and he is going to kill him now). If he hadn't done it, he could've succeeded.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Season 11. Lex Luthor ''could'' have learned all of Superman's secrets by merely keeping his mouth shut and letting his equipment do it's thing after [[spoiler: secretly dosing Supes with radiation that allows his satellites can track his every move]]. But as soon as the satellite comes on line, Lex demonstrates it to Superman, in order to gloat about how screwed he is. And based on a comment he makes later in regards to increased Superman sightings, at the time Lex didn't even consider that Superman had a SecretIdentity!
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW''. As Chrysalis begins to describe what will happen should the Mane 6 miss the deadline, a fillynapped Scootaloo blurts out that she's about to reveal her evil plan to the heroines. Annoyed at the interruption, Chrysalis cuts off communication.
* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Pastoral", Team Carnivore tells Roustabout that their bosses will take him apart to figure out how their experiments worked on him.
* Sometimes happens in ''ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'', usually done by [[VillainProtagonist the title character]] but sometimes by [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Ginko]]. They do it ''after'' the plan has been completed, with Diabolik doing it from safe distance.
* {{Subverted}} in the ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' story "Might and Power": [[TheDragon Morgan Fairfax]] is about to illustrate the plan to Paperinik to show off his genius, but [[BigBad Grrodon]] cuts him off because "I know it perfectly, my soldiers don't care about it, and PK will soon be too absent to appreciate your genius!"
* ''ComicBook/TheTransformers:'' A freshly returned Megatron starts gloating and boasting to Ratchet, who sarcastically quips whether he's going to start explaining his whole plan as well. Megatron just retorts that he has ''every intention'' of telling Ratchet what's going to happen.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines Dastardly & Muttley]]'' story "Truce Or Consequences" (Gold Key Hanna-Barbera Fun-In #10), Dick Dastardly lures Yankee Doodle Pigeon over to the enemies' side during a 24-hour truce, hypnotizes him, and makes him pose for pictures depicting him as a traitor. When Yankee Doodle comes to and realizes what has happened (with a KneelBeforeZod moment between Yankee Doodle and Dastardly after the following):
-->'''Yankee Doodle Pigeon:''' You cad! I accuse you of violation of the truce!\\
'''Dastardly:''' (''smugly'') So? Sue me! In just thirty seconds, the truce will be over and ''you'' will be A.W.O.L.! What do you suppose they'll think of ''that?''

* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'', Jade sometimes lapses into this, but is aware of it, being the savvy villain that she is, and tries to avoid it most of the time. Finn, Valmont, and some other characters also do this at multiple times throughout the story, and it usually doesn't turn out well for them.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
--> '''Thunderstorm:''' Oh, but of course! If there's anything I love, it's gloating!
* Played straight, then {{Lampshaded}} during the "J" plot in ''Roleplay/DCNation''.
-->'''Eric Forrester''': Nice of [[spoiler: Mr. Good Wilson]] to deliver you guys to me and my friends here like a pizza! You know, [[RetCon ten years is a long time to wait for revenge with a side of resurrection, even if seeing what happened to you guys after the whole Wildebeest thing was the greatest show on earth]]. It was funnier then shit watching all you kids self-destruct after that. So tell me, Titans, is that little black bird of yours still a virgin? No wait! I think I'll just download myself into Cyborg and then see what I can do about finding out personally! Meanwhile, say hello to my little friends!
** Later, after the Titans have put Forrester back on a hard drive.
--->'''Nightwing''': [[spoiler: Jericho]], come in...Good news, Forrester cleared you with a villain monologue so the door on the van is unlocked now.
* Subverted i In the My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic fanfic EnvyAndArrogance. Arrogance soundly trashes the mane six and their allies. Then she launches into a long Evil Gloating monologue, which lets them recover and focus their powers. The subversion comes from the fact that she is quite obviously doing this on purpose - as she has outright stated that her boss' XanatosGambit will work better if they win.
* ''{{Fanfic/Anthropology}}'', Chapter 24:
-->'''Discord''': “Enjoying your walk, Heartstrings? You’re getting along quite well on just two legs, I see. Like any other human. You really are one of them, aren’t you? I just wanted to stop by and offer my most sincere gratitude. If it weren’t for you, ''Heartstrings'', I never would have found this place. And to imagine, you were right there in Ponyville the entire time! If I had known there were humans left, I wouldn’t have wasted my time there. No, humans are far more fun. I’m rather fond of humans myself. I suppose we have that much in common, you and me. All that technology, right? And their hands that they use it with?”\\
'''Lyra''': “W-where are you?”\\
'''Discord''': “Oh, I'm exactly where I want to be – here, in the human world. Can you imagine? A separate world, filled with millions of humans, and it’s been right next door all along. You’re really quite a lot of fun, you humans. And just look at how amazing this world is! Leave you alone for a couple thousand years and you accomplish all of this.”\\
'''Lyra''': “How did you get here? How did you find me? What are you ''doing''?”\\
'''Discord''': “I think you know ''exactly'' what I’m planning. You see, I’ve been terribly bored, like you couldn’t even imagine. I’ve been in need of some good old-fashioned chaos. Or – my mistake – the humans here have all ''new'' ways to create chaos! I do look forward to this, I really mean that.”\\
'''Lyra''': “There’s more to humans than that. I’ve been studying them – us. We’re better than that.”\\
'''Discord''': “From the looks of things, you’ve all made quite enough chaos without my help. We’ll see about that. Well, I didn’t plan to visit for long. Just long enough to drop in and leave you with something. You see, there’s a whole world of humans out there waiting for me, and let’s just say you’ll be happier if you’re not one of them. Do you realize that there are ''billions'' of you in this world? Not thousands, not even millions. I could find millions of you in just one city. And it's not too far from here, is it? Like I said, Heartstrings – my sincerest thanks for your help.”
** Discord then goes ahead and turns Lyra back into a pony. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain He doesn't know what he's done, though.]]
* ''[[FanFic/PoniesOfOlympus Atlas Strongest Tournament]]'': When the changelings reveal themselves during the final match of the tournament, [[TheDragon Aurelia]] goes into detail how they've been manipulating everyone in order to feed off of their skills and power, and will use it to conquer Equestria. [[EvilMatriarch Chrysalis]] sheds [[TearsOfJoy tears of pride]] on her artful delivery.
* Lampshaded in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9776859/7/Blaze-Into-the-Inferno Blaze: Into the Inferno]]'' when after capturing an initially reticent Bellatrix Lestrange Harry quipped "Real villains always explain their evil plots."
* Lampshaded in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8106168/6/Weres-Harry Weres Harry]]'' when Harry commented to Riddle's shade "You're monologueing. That is what the bad guy does just before everything usually goes to shite."
* ''FanFic/TheVerySecretDiary'': Tom Riddle unloads a plethora of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal truly, twisted taunts]] on Ginny, calling her a dumb fool for not figuring him out sooner.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' by Frozone and Mr. Incredible when recounting stories of their glory days:
-->'''Frozone:''' One more jolt of this death ray, and I'm an epitaph. Somehow, I manage to find cover, and what does [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Baron von Ruthless]] do?
-->'''Mr. Incredible:''' (laughing) He starts monologuing?
-->'''Frozone:''' ''He starts monologuing!'' He starts, like, this prepared speech about how ''feeble I am, compared to him!'' How ''inevitable my defeat is!'' How the [[PunctuatedForEmphasis World! Will soon! Be his]]! Yadda, yadda...
-->'''Mr. Incredible:''' Yammerin'!
-->'''Frozone:''' Yammering! I mean, the guy has me on a platter and he won't shut up!
** Main villain Syndrome grew wise to the same ploy when Mr. Incredible meets him.
-->'''Syndrome:'''...How do you think I got rich? I invented weapons. And now I've made a weapon that only I can defeat, and once I unleash it I'll-
-->''([[TalkToTheFist Mr. Incredible hurls a log at him.]] Syndrome barely dodges it and quickly immobilizes him with his zero-point energy ray.)''
-->'''Syndrome:''' Oh-ho-ho-ho, you sly dog! You got me monologuing!
** However, this later leads to Syndrome's downfall as he [[spoiler: vows to get Mr. Incredible's baby son Jack-Jack someday, only for Mr. Incredible to throw his car at him, causing Syndrome to get his cape caught in the turbines, killing him in a huge explosion.]]
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** Maleficent is [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal malevolently magnificent]] at this in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' once she's imprisoned [[PrinceCharming Prince Phillip]] in her stronghold. Rubbing her victory in his face, along with her plan to [[KickTheDog keep him locked away for a hundred years and then set him free when he's ancient and wizened]], probably helped his HeroicResolve a great deal.
** Probably the one thing that defines Kaa of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' as a villain rather than just a hungry predator is his gleeful tendency to play with his food. He would have surely eaten Mowgli if he hadn't extended the whole thing to a musical number.
** In ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', Ratigan causes Basil to have a HeroicBSOD by gloating about how he led Basil right into his trap, then describing his overly complex DeathTrap which includes a recording of Ratigan gloating through song.
** Ursula does this in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' after she succeeds in hypnotizing Eric away from Ariel in her Vanessa guise. To her credit, she gloats only in the privacy of her room when Eric and Ariel aren't around but Scuttle still overhears her loud singing and is able to inform Ariel in time for them to crash her wedding to Eric.
** At the end of ''Disney/TheLionKing'', when Simba, still blaming himself for his father's death, is dangling from the edge of a cliff, Scar can't resist indulging in this and freely admits that ''he'' killed Mufasa. At this revelation, Simba pulls off his HeroicSecondWind and literally ''chokes'' Scar to get him to admit the truth to everyone else.
** A couple of examples from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Kuzco turns back to gloat at Pacha as the latter hangs from the remains of a RopeBridge, and promptly ends up in the same predicament, while later Yzma's IronicEcho gloat is ruined by her lackey Kronk's CaptainObvious lampshading.
** In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', [[spoiler: this ends up biting [[BitchInSheepsClothing Dawn Bellwether]] in the butt; Nick and Judy [[EngineeredPublicConfession manage to catch a recording]] of her gloating about how she used Night Howler extract to [[HatePlague make predators go savage]], and how she exploited the ensuing [[FantasticRacism anti-pred hysteria]] to seize power.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''. Being such an overdramatic villain, you'd expect this from Lord Business. Specifically at the point where Emmet and his friends witness [[spoiler: the death of Vitruvius at his own hands]] in the Think Tank, meaning now he is able to have his opponents at his mercy. But he isn't stupid to do this - none of them are able enough to take a shot at him. As in, all of the Master Builders have been imprisoned, [[spoiler: Vitruvius is dead]], Emmet is tied to the self-destruct mechanism's battery, Lord Business is armed to the teeth and not to mention his outfit makes it almost impossible to attack him. It doesn't do him any harm to gloat when everything's coming up great for him.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/MastersOfTheUniverse'': Frank Langella, by far the best thing about this movie, gives [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsHoqhbUIU "the best damn villain monologue I've ever heard]]. In fact, if you ever watch this film, just watch the parts with Frank in it, the man is at the height of his craft and does it right.
* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': a vengeful man catches up with Tuco ("the ugly" of the title) while Tuco is taking a bath. The pursuer starts ranting about tracking his quarry for weeks, and Tuco shoots him dead with the gun he has hidden under the soap-foam: "When you have to shoot.... ''[[StateTheSimpleSolution shoot]]'', don't talk!"
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'': "Do you know what your sin is?"
** This is what causes [[spoiler:The Operative's defeat the last time he tries it on [[TheCaptain Captain Malcolm Reynolds]], who pulls an ''epic'' ShutUpHannibal on him.]]
-->'''Mal''': Hell, I'm a fan of all seven! But right now, I'll have to go with... '''Wrath.'''
* Palpatine in ''[[Franchise/StarWars Return of the Jedi]]''. "[[TheChessmaster Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design!]]"
** And shortly afterward: "And now, young Skywalker, you will die."
* In ''Film/TheMechanic1972'', TheMole [[spoiler:Steve]] does this after he poisons [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies the main character]] and watches him die. [[ThanatosGambit He gets punished for it.]]]]
* ''Film/TheUntouchables'': Eliot Ness has chased Al Capone's hitman Frank Nitti to a rooftop.
-->'''Ness:''' I'm going to see you burn, you son of a bitch, because [[ItsPersonal you killed my friend]]!
-->'''Nitti:''' He died like a pig.
-->'''Ness:''' What did you say?
-->'''Nitti:''' I said your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap. ''(starts to walk away when Ness grabs him and pushes him off the roof)''
-->'''Ness:''' ''(shouting over Nitti's scream)'' [[ShutUpHannibal Did it sound anything like]] ''[[ShutUpHannibal THAT]]''?!
* In ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'' Magua, before [[BeatStillMyHeart eating his heart]] proclaims:
-->'''Magua:''' [[JustBetweenYouAndMe Before you die]], know that I will put under the knife your children, so your seed are wiped out from the earth forever.
* In ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', when Count Rugen (the Six Fingered Man) briefly has Inigo at his mercy after hitting Inigo with a throwing dagger, the sadistic Rugen takes obvious pleasure in the chance to gloat over a seemingly helpless Inigo.
-->'''Rugen:''' You must be that little Spanish brat [[ScarsAreForever I taught a lesson to all those years ago]]. You've been chasing me your whole life only to fail ''now?'' I think that's the worst thing I've ever heard. *{{beat}}* How marvelous.
* In ''Film/GoldenEye'', following an intense fist fight, Trevelyan is armed, Film/JamesBond is at gunpoint... and he stops to breathe and then say "You know, James? I was always better" before shooting - and he misses, because his pause gave Bond a chance to kick open a trapdoor and go down a staircase. (Creator/JamesRolfe used this as an example for WhyDontYaJustShootHim on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klltwoa6glE his "10 Worst Clichés" list.]])
* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Stephen Toblowsky's character gloats over the captured heroes. Unfortunately for him, it turns out they captured their stunt doubles.
* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the main villain gloats, just before the title character gets her final revenge: "In this classroom, in this school, I AM GOD!"
* ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'':
-->'''Khan:''' I deprive your ship of power, and when I swing around I will deprive you of your life! But first I wanted you to know who it was who had beaten you.
* Near the end of ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', Skynet can't help but explain the genius of its master plan to one of its unwitting pawns and smugly gloat how it has used him for its own purposes and tells him to accept his newfound nature.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** ''Film/TheAvengers2012'': Loki ''loves'' to gloat, though he has a tendency to [[ShutUpHannibal underestimate his audience]].
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Ronan the Accuser has a habit of doing this. [[spoiler: It bites him on the ass at the end: by stopping to give a grandiose speech before annihilating Xandar he gives the Guardians enough time to improvise a plan to separate him from his planet-destroying MacGuffin.]]
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'': Parodied and defied when Tony Stark asks Ultron what he's planning on doing with the Vibranium ore that he stole. Instead of going on a monologue, Ultron mocks Tony's attempt to play on his hubris and attacks him.
* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': While En Sabah Nur is in the process of [[spoiler:crushing Xavier to death on the astral plane]], the former brags about his victory to the latter.
-->'''Apocalypse''': It's over, [[spoiler:Charles]], you're finished. ''You're mine now''.
* ''Film/IComeInPeace'': Victor Manning, the drug lord who killed Jack Caine's partner in the opening, later sends Jack a photo of himself with some half-naked girls to show that he's having a great time on his vacation in Brazil.
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'': With the HolyGrail in her hands, Elsa Schneider [[NearVillainVictory prematurely brags that the grail is hers to keep]] as she steps across the boundary that she was warned multiple times not to cross. This causes the temple to collapse and Elsa is unable to give up the prize, because [[DeathByMaterialism she’s so sure she can reach it until she falls to her death.]]
** In the PC adventure game, Elsa is even less willing to accept defeat. After Indy’s continued warnings about the seal, she says, "No! I don't believe it! I won't lose it now!"
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': [[spoiler:Clove taunts Katniss about Rue's death instead of just killing her... and unfortunately, Rue's fellow District 11 tribute was listening.]]
** Inverted by [[spoiler:Cato's rant at the end, which gives Peeta enough time to gain the upper hand, although Cato's intent appears to be to force Katniss to shoot him instead.]]
* In ''Film/AGirlNamedSooner'', Mam Hawes does this to Elizabeth, saying that Sooner is happier with her than back in town.

* A couple of times in minor ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' books, but most notably done by Tom's Yeerk in the final two books (narrated from different perspectives):
--> "You appear to be experiencing some engine trouble, Visser," Tom said, gloating.
--> <The Empire will track you down and kill you for this, you do understand that, I hope?> Visser One said.
--> "Oh, I doubt it," Tom said cheerfully. "The Andalite fleet is rather close by. It's possible that I misled you on that point." He was all but giggling.
* The ''Literature/{{Duumvirate}}'' does this to UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden.
* The Creator/TadWilliams book ''Literature/TheWarOfTheFlowers'' features [[BigBad Lord Hellebore]] explaining to his rivals their imminent destruction through a {{Magitek}} television. Lampshaded when [[EnigmaticMinion the Remover]] complains about him wasting valuable resources to send them the message for no reason other than to gloat.
* Williams also pulls this in ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' in the part of EvilSorcerer Pryrates, who spends half of the climactic chapter gleefully explaining his plans to the now-helpless protagonists so everyone involved will know exactly how thoroughly they failed to stop him. For bonus style points, he works some of it into the summoning ritual for the [[BigBad Storm King]] -- and true to the trope, said villain promptly cuts off the gloating by demonstrating that EvilIsNotAToy.
* At the climax of ''Literature/DarknessVisible'', the [[BigBad traitor]] who Lewis and Marsh have been chasing for weeks gives a BreakingSpeech that gloats over the destruction of London.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** This is a common feature of villains. Commander Vimes considers that an evil man always likes their enemy to know they've been beaten, thus giving them a chance to turn the tables, while if a good man feels he has to kill you, he'll do it with hardly a word.
** Cats and witches also prefer an enemy who [[ToThePain knows they're beaten]]. A key difference is that cats and witches know the dangers of monologuing, so they instead just make sure their opponent is so good and beat that there's no question.
* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'' gets out of the Other Mother's clutches by fake-guessing that her parents are hidden behind the door that leads out of the world, causing the beldam to open it so that she can gloat about Coraline being wrong.
* In the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' novel ''Literature/TheEyreAffair'', BigBad Acheron Hades launches into a gloating soliloquy right when he has Thursday cornered. In the time it takes him to gloat, Thursday is able to [[spoiler: figure out his one weakness (silver) and shoot him dead with a silver bullet.]]
* In ''[[Literature/BooksOfBayern The Goose Girl]]'' by Creator/ShannonHale, Selia gloats for a few PAGES about how she's a better princess, how [[spoiler: Falada]] died, and so on, and how no one will believe poor Ani. She should have double checked behind the tapestries before she started...
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' villains just ''love'' this trope. Voldemort himself is easily the biggest offender, though nearly every major villainous character monologues at least once in the series.
** Finally inverted with ''Harry himself'' monologuing Voldemort at the very end. Harry is in the lucky position of finally holding all the cards - to the point where it ''doesn't even matter'' that he tells Voldemort exactly how his shiny new weapon works. It's not even really gloating -- he's actually trying to give Voldemort one last chance to save his soul.
* The Witch-King in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''.
-->'''Witch-King:''' "Old fool!" he said. "Old fool! This is my hour. Do you not know '''''Death''''' when you see it? Die now and curse in vain!" And with that he lifted high his sword and flames ran down the blade.
-->'''Witch-King:''' A cold voice answered: "Come not between the Nazgûl and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye."
-->'''Witch-King:''' Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me.
-->'''Éowyn:''' [[ProphecyTwist But no living man am I!]]
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Rogues in the House" Nabonidus gloats about his use of ExactWords -- long enough for Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian to brain him with a stool.
** In "A Witch Shall Be Born", Salome opens the story with explaining her plot and her powers to her sister the queen and gloating over her.
* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] [[LampshadeHanging frequently notes]] the tendency of villains to do this, and thinks that it must be part of his training. He usually uses the opportunity to seize the initiative in combat, but sometimes is tempted to do the same himself, usually to his cost. For the immortals, it's somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] since they live for so long that it can be easy to lose track of time spans less than a decade. The humans, though, are just [[IdiotBall stupid, arrogant jerks]].
** Nicodemus subverts this trope by ''not'' [[JustBetweenYouAndMe spilling his plans when he has Harry tied up and at his mercy]], prompting Harry to comment that he must have read the EvilOverlordList.
** In ''Ghost Story'', a villain actually uses this to their advantage -When she continually gloats about the situation in the middle of a fight with Dresden, he just thinks she's being stupid and attacks. He realizes a bit too late she was actually trying to trick him into [[CastFromHitPoints Cast From Hit Pointing]] himself to death.
* In "The Dark Lords Handbook" -the titular book instructs the dark lord to practice monologues but not to overdue it as Heroes have a tendency to take advantage of their lapse in attention and turn their defeat into victory.
* Rasalom from ''Literature/TheAdversaryCycle'' and ''Literature/RepairmanJack'' books seems to enjoy this. He tends to still win, though. He's just that powerful.
* [[Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer The Vitalizer]] dismisses the heroes' intelligence, Clockpunk's effectiveness, and the fact that he's perfectly capable of killing her if his plans go awry.
* ''Literature/MeinKampf'' is a real life example of sorts. Yep, ol' [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Adolf]] couldn't resist gloating about his [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII future plans for Europe]] in ''a freakin' published book''.
* Lampshaded twice in ''Literature/BestServedCold'':
--> Morveer, liking nothing better than a captive audience, could not resist explaining how it had been managed.

-->"Why is it that men pointing loaded flatbows always feel the need to gloat, rather than [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim simply letting fly]]?"
-->"Gloating's fun."
* In the ''StarTrek'' novel ''Literature/SpocksWorld'', the BigBad rubs it in Spock's face when it looks like Vulcan will actually secede from the Federation.
* Subverted in ''Warp World'': during Ethan and Jett's final confrontation, Jett starts monologuing but [[spoiler: it turns out Alicia had actually put him and the entire room into a time loop while she assessed the situation]].
* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', where declaring that you are going to do something and then following through holds metaphysical weight, the laws of the universe actually ''encourage'' gloating to your enemy before you attack them, because it allows you to get a greater benefit out of doing so and gather power to recoup what you lose in the attack. Savvy characters, however, do recognize [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim the value of a bullet.]]
* When Clove catches [[spoiler:Katniss]] in ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', she decides to give her something to think about. Followed -- as usual -- by a ThwartedCoupDeGrace.
* ''Literature/TheEyreAffair'': Acheron Hades has Thursday Next at his mercy and starts gloating shamelessly, to the point that the narrative stops quoting him and just notes that he continues gloating.
* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': {{Subverted}} when [[spoiler:Blackmail]] finally gets around to talking; he keeps fighting all the way through his monologue.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Mr. Conklin likes to gloat.
** In "Faculty Cheerleader", Mr. Conklin gloats to his daughter over his morning coffee. He considers the sight of Miss Brooks, appointed faculty cheerleader, tossing a baton up in the air and it hitting her on the head. [[spoiler: When Mr. Conklin decides to make himself faculty cheerleader, he's a victim of LaserGuidedKarma.]]
** Mr. Conklin gloats to Miss Brooks in "Two Way Stretch Snodrgass" about his plans for the school football team, complete with EvilLaugh:
-->'''Mr. Conklin''': I just learned that Biff Mooney, one of the greatest college football players, is interested in a high school coaching job in this part of the country. I've already opened negotiations by mail, and it's a foregone conclusion that he'll accept my offer. Ah-ha-ha-ha (''evil laugh''), ah, I can't wait to see the expression on Brill's face when I tell him about it. Heh, heh, heh (''evil laugh'').
* ''Series/AllMyChildren'': After Michael Cambias is [[OffOnATechnicality acquitted]] for [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping]] Bianca, he takes the time to gloat to the entire courtroom that he "[[IOwnThisTown owns Pine Valley and everyone in it]]," which pisses everyone off so badly that Michael's attorney is warned to get him out of the building before the crowd decides to become a lynch mob. Unsurprisingly, Michael actually ''does'' turn up dead soon afterward, and EveryoneIsASuspect.
* ''Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'': [[EvilTwin Black]] [[DarkActionGirl Siren]] does this ''a lot'', though it also tends to backfire on her.
* The Red Baron in ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder goes forth]]'' does this. Subverted when Blackadder would rather be humiliated than die, lampshaded by ''CombatPragmatist'' and all-round cad Lord Flasheart simply cries "what a poof!" and shoots him on the spot.
** Ludwig also qualifies, as Blackadder says:
-->'''Blackadder:''' Typical master criminal; loves the sound of his own voice.
* Done successfully by Londo Mollari in the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "The Rock Cried Out No Hiding Place" [[spoiler: He explains to Lord Refa, via recording, his entire EvilPlan for no reason other than to grind Refa's face into his failure and imminent demise. Of course Refa is then horribly murdered by a mob of angry Narns and framed posthumously for treason, fulfilling the rant and the gambit both.]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** Ethan Rayne likes doing this. And its the only thing The First Evil ever really did, being intangible. Angelus was good at it too.
** In the Season 6 episode "Older and Far Away," Dawn has unwittingly made a wish to Halfrek, one of Anya's friends from during her time as a [[JackassGenie vengeance demon]], resulting in everyone who came to Buffy's birthday party, and anyone else who entered the Summers house, being mystically trapped within said house. At the end of the episode, she pops into the house to gloat about how they'll be trapped forever and how they deserve it for not paying attention to Dawn's pain and abandonment issues... but when she tries to dramatically teleport out, it turns out [[HoistByHisOwnPetard she's fallen victim to her own curse]], forcing her to break the spell so she can leave, much to her annoyance.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''. A vampire that Angel once sired is monologuing away, saying that just because Angel has stopped being evil, doesn't mean he's going to stop as well. "It doesn't end, it just goes on and on." Cordelia does a WalkInChimeIn. "That's not the only thing that goes on, and on."
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Both of the [[BigBad Big Bads]] [[BondVillainStupidity cause their own downfall by doing this]]:
** Moriarty (BigBad of Series 1 & 2): [[spoiler:He gloats that Sherlock's suicide is the only way to save his friends from execution, but adds "I'm certainly not going to do it." This clues Sherlock in on the fact that the snipers can, in fact, be stopped another way: if Moriarty does it himself.]]
** Magnussen (BigBad of Series 3): [[spoiler:Gloats that he's beaten Sherlock and reveals that his blackmail "files" cannot be stolen from him because they're ''inside his head''...which tells Sherlock that, [[TooDumbToLive if he put a bullet in said head, this would no longer be a problem]].]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** [[spoiler:Roose Bolton]] and [[spoiler:Walder Frey]]'s scene in [[spoiler:"Mhysa"]], when they are gloating the morning after massacring their enemies, though it is deconstructed as they are only gloating after their victims are ''thoroughly'' dead.
** Tywin Lannister is generally not that vulgar in public, but there are exceptions:
*** He also waits until his victims are dead when in a private moment he gloats by overseeing the re-purposing of an enemy heirloom (Ned Stark's sword 'Ice') for his own family with smug satisfaction, and throws the sword's wolf pelt sheath in the flames, celebrating the Lannisters triumph over the Starks.
*** In the History and Lore videos, on King's Landing, he is positively proud of his cold and brutal betrayal of Aerys Targaryen, noting how the King "thought he was being clever" by keeping Jaime as a hostage against him. He also considers "The Rains of Castamere" as a quaint song and sends it as his go-to death threat to anyone who so much as thinks of resisting the Lannisters.
** Reversed in [[spoiler:Oberyn Martell]] and [[spoiler:Gregor Clegane]]'s scene in [[spoiler:"The Mountain and the Viper"]].
** After Tansy is torn apart by the hounds, Myranda remarks, "Not so pretty now."
** Joffrey, which doubles as EvilIsHammy.
--> '''Joffrey:''' If we want Robb Stark to hear us, we'll have to '''SPEAK LOUDER'''!
* ''Series/ICarly'':Missy does this, allowing Carly to overhear and finally figured out that Missy was trying to get rid of Sam.
* In the 6th season premiere of ''Series/StargateSG1'', Anubis does this when he finds a way to overload the Earth stargate.
** Hell, the Goa'uld as a whole love this. Not one of them'' ever'' passed up an opportunity to [[KneelBeforeZod force SG-1 to their knees]] and make with the claims to [[AGodAmI Godhood]]. Anubis ''was'' really prone to it though. Even Apophis would probably regard announcing that [[LargeHam "Your end of days approaches! You shall bow to my awesome power!"]] as a bit much.
---> '''O'Neill''': Oh please.
---> '''[=McKay=]''': Hello, Anubis? Your agent called, you're playing it ''way'' [[ChewingTheScenery over the top]]."
** And the Goa'uld wonder why the Tau'ri refuse to take them seriously.
*** Indeed, the only ruling Goa'uld they do take seriously are Lord Yu (who is too old and senile to ham it up that much), and Ba'al (who has learned how to be AffablyEvil).
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' uses this often. In "Murder 2.0" a serial killer uses a YouTube site to broadcast his murders, all in the name of fame. The killer proves to be a real headache for Gibbs, and when the team catches them, they boast that they would still be famous when their identity was revealed. Gibbs makes sure that no details about the killer are released to the public because of "possible links to terrorism".
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Demons are the only type of evil at first the brothers face who pull this one. Occasionally some other malevolent beastie will indulge but ''every single demon'' does it when most creatures just get right to the killing, or at least attempted killing, of the brothers. In the first season finale, the Yellow Eyed Demon does this. Dean lampshades it with "Just kill us, 'cuz I just can't take the monologuing." This just fuels the Demon's BreakingSpeech.
** In later seasons, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent the angels]], fallen and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity otherwise]], demonstrate that [[NotSoDifferent they can't resist monologuing either.]]+
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
** The villains often resort to this, sometimes because the evidence is so thin that it's necessary to have the murderer confess so the audience can be satisfied that Castle and Beckett have the right person.
** Averted in "Probable Cause". Someone frames Castle for murder. As Castle sits in a holding cell, they take the incredible risk of slipping into the police station to gloat. Except... it was all part of his plan to disappear. The Evil gloating gave Castle and Beckett the leads they needed to catch him, which was a necessary part of his BatmanGambit to be "killed" by Castle and Beckett.
* In the episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' entitled "The Vengeance Formulation," Sheldon makes foam fall on Kripke from the ceiling tiles in his office to get back at him. The plan [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]] when the president of the university and the board of directors are drenched with the foam too. Then, to make matters even worse, a pre-recorded video comes on to Kripke's monitor. It contains Sheldon gloating about the "classic prank" that Kripke has just fallen prey to. He also gives congratulations to Leonard and Raj for helping him with his plan.
* Inverted in ''Series/TheWestWing'' when Secret Service agent Donovan is so busy gloating about how stupid a crook was to try to rob a store when the Secret Service was in town, that he doesn't notice the store clerk's very obvious eye rolling, trying to indicate that the guy he's caught has a partner.
* Crichton may be the hero of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EMO14pRRRk his speech in the season 4 finale]] bears a close enough resemblance to a villainous monologue that it elicits a reaction of YoureInsane from one of the bystanders.
* Subverted at the end of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]], when [[spoiler: Professor Yana transforms into the Master]] and begins to run away with the TARDIS. He says "Now, then, Doctor! Oooh, new voice. Hello, hellooo, helllloooo! Anyway... why don't we sit down and have a nice little chat where I can tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me, [[{{NOT}} I don't think!]]" Then he zooms back into the past leaving the Doctor, Martha Jones and Captain Jack at [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the End of the Universe.]]
** The Daleks are prone to this, but do it to a noticeably greater extent with the Doctor than anyone else. In ''Asylum of the Daleks'' the Dalek prime minister suggests this is because they find the Doctor's hatred for them so ''beautiful'' that they can't bring themselves to destroy it, while in ''The Time of the Doctor'' the Doctor argues that they're always so frightened he has something up his sleeve that they don't dare just shoot.
** In "Day of the Moon", the Doctor ''weaponizes'' the enemy's evil gloating (and [[MindControl suggestion power]]) by injecting a recording of a Silent arrogantly declaring "You should kill us all on sight" into the recording of the first moon landing, thus insuring that pretty much every human who lives from that day onward will receive that command.
* "Boston" Rob Mariano had a tendency to do this on ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', during pretty much every episode he was on, on both Seasons 7 and All-Stars, a carryover from his time on ''Series/{{Survivor}}''.
* In the season 1 finale of ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' "Gigashadow", His Divine Shadow spends the last few minutes of the episode revealing his true nature and goals to the main characters. He taunts them with their failure to prevent his rebirth [[spoiler:fueled by the sacrifice of nearly the entire population of the Light Universe]] and bids them extinction, capped off with an EvilLaugh. [[spoiler:This causes his downfall since he's so busy gloating that he doesn't notice the baby Cluster Lizard Squish when it ''eats his brain''.]]
* ''Series/FallingSkies'' whenever the protagonists come face to face with an Espheni leader, they will gloat about their superiority to humans. However they redirect it to a human translator, as they don't speak English.
* Just about OnceAnEpisode on ''Series/{{Leverage}}, the VillainOfTheWeek will go off on a rant, either to the Client, the team, or to the villain's own [[TheDragon "Bussey"]], about how they're justified in their actions.
* In the third season finale of ''PersonOfInterest,'' [[spoiler:Greer spends a minute or so gloating to Collier about how he'd manipulated all of Vigilance. He still kills Collier, accomplishing the goal of letting the gloat target die in despair, but that gloat ''does'' give Reese enough time to save Finch.]]
* Talking about the doom they going to cause, their evil plan, their ego or something else is the staple of villains in ''Franchise/KamenRider''. The examples vary from hilarious to genuinely menacing.

* Satan likes his Evil Gloating in ''Radio/OldHarrysGame''. Several episodes have him place a bet with [[WideEyedIdealist the Professor]] about how horrible humanity is, with the stakes simply being that if Satan's proved right, he gets to gloat about it.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Infernal Exalted can reduce their Torment meters by doing something their Yozi patrons like. As it happens, She Who Lives In Her Name enjoys an impressive feat of Evil Gloating, meaning that a Green Sun Prince who wants to pursue his own agendas without losing control may well have to rant like a B-movie supervillain.
* Being built on MadScientist tropes, monologuing to a bound captive is a way to regain Mania in ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression''.
* In ''TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors'', at one point the module suggests that the ''DM'' engage in evil gloating if the party falls for one particularly sadistic trap.
* ''TabletopGame/TimeLord'', the 1990s licensed ''Series/DoctorWho'' RPG, gave villains a negative "Gloating" skill. If they captured a player character, they would be forced to roll against it, and if they "succeeded" they would waste time monologuing.
* In [=TSR=]'s ''TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', indulging in this is one way for villains to earn extra Karma (the game's combination of {{luck manipulation mechanic}} and {{experience point}}s).
* Parodied in ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' with the ''mutant power'' named "evil villain soliloquy that stops time while it's going on". Yes, it literally freezes an action scene to give the bad guy time to gloat.

* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', "It Will All Be Mine" is basically Evil Gloating in the form of a song.
* In ''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'', Regina does this by telling her husband Horace that she hates him and expects him to die before long. [[spoiler:He does.]]
* In the ''Theatre/{{Mrs Hawking}}'' play series:
** In part one: ''[[https://vimeo.com/160544306 Mrs. Hawking]]'', Lord Brockton starts to, though his monologue is cut short.
** It devolves into a ThisCannotBe when the tides turn.
** [[spoiler:Mrs. Frost]] at the end of ''Gilded Cages''. To an epic extent.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', Blazkowicz comes across a Nazi officer standing in front of a [[spoiler: Veil portal]]. His gloating is interrupted when he is rather violently KilledMidSentence by [[spoiler: a giant, mutated abomination that telefrags him.]]
** Continued in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheOldBlood'', with Rudi giving a long villain speech gloating about [[CurbStompBattle how badly the free world is losing]] in the face of the hyper-advanced Nazi war machine. And then there's also the newspaper report telling of how the Nazis actually made slaves of the Allied troops captured in the catastrophic D-Day landings and used them to build a giant museum dedicated to the Nazi's defence. Talk about rubbing the salt in.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' has Marluxia mocking Sora and Co. before one of their final fights:
--> ''Imbeciles...You would knowingly shackle your heart with a [[TitleDrop chain of memories]] born of lies? You would be one who has a heart, yet cast aside your heart's freedom? You turn from the truth because your heart is weak--You will never defeat me!''
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', it turns out that even the [[spoiler:machine gods]] aren't immune to evil gloating. [[spoiler:Sovereign tells you that there's nothing you can do to stop him and the other Reapers from wiping out all sentient life in the galaxy. It also claims that you're just a tiny insect compared to it and that you have no way of understanding its nature, and yet there it is delivering its evil speech. Subverted at the end of the third game; it turns out he was lying like a rug about his motivations.]]
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Mordin's loyalty mission features an enemy krogan who will gloat at you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUTiDfPfBUY on and on]] if you don't take the Renegade Interrupt option. Which will be available for his entire rant. The gloating goes on so long it's got to be some sort of record.
* [[TheDragon Lord Crump]], of course, does this in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', not realizing you've been CursedWithAwesome at your last destination, and can therefore escape his silly prison. (Of course, now you have to free the others...)
* ''VideoGame/ZeroWing'' has the rather infamous scene with Cats phoning into the heroes' ship's huge viewscreen to gloat about how [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs all their base are belong to him]], and that they are on the [[YouAreOnTheWayToDestruction way to destruction]].
** Incidentally, a better translation to the page image's quote would be: "Make the most of the little time you have left."
* Kane does this to the player midway through the GDI campaign of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'', [[strike:completely unaware]] probably aware that [[spoiler:GDI is FakingTheDead]].
** Kane also gives a good one to [=Mike McNeil=] after breaking through the Hammerfest defenses in ''Tiberian Sun'' and stealing the sonic crystals, leaving behind a broadcast in which he glibly informs him that the sonic tank "will make an excellent addition to my collection", and that he is [[SarcasmMode sorry to hear]] that [=McNeil=]'s brother died a slow and painful death in the raid.
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' where Ratchet throws a wrench at the big bad as soon as he opens his mouth to gloat.
** Strictly speaking, he throws his wrench at the remote control for his uber weapon just about to target Veldin. Nefarious just stood in the way.
* In ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'', ALL the villains do this. [[OmnicidalManiac Gig]] also does this from time to time, despite being on [[SociopathicHero your side]]. The best example of Evil Gloating comes from [[spoiler:Levin, aka Raksha the World Eater]].
-->[[spoiler: '''Levin''']]: You don't like that I've learned all these fancy new words? Well tough shit! I'm feeling verbose!
* In ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' Pious Agustus does this all the time. [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Even to Mantorok!]]
* SHODAN does this a ''lot'' in the ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' series. In both games she taunts the player that she is superior to you in every way because [[AIIsACrapshoot as an AI construct]], SHODAN has access to more human information and more control over machinery that any human on Earth could ever even conceive. She also explains how being an organic life form makes you inferior and in the second game, she says that the only thing she likes about you are the cybernetic implants she gave you. She especially does this as you traverse the levels trying to find her, but when you [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal show up for your showdowns with SHODAN]] her taunting amounts to nothing more than mere BossBanter.
* In one of the last stages of ''VideoGame/JediOutcast'', Fyyar goes off on a monologue, while Kyle casually finishes the objective he was performing before he was interrupted.
* Several ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' raid bosses do this, especially if you start wiping. Kael'thas and Malygos have raised it to an art form.
** Arthas is so incredibly fond of this that it prevents him from actually accomplishing anything. [[YouHaveNoChanceToSurviveMakeYourTime He shows up and gloats at you]],[[TakeYourTime then just goes away and lets you interfere with his plan]].
*** [[INeedYouStronger He is allowing the players to advance themselves and even allow them to interfere with the Scourge's plans all to get them stronger so he can kill the players once they reach him in Icecrown Citidel and raise them as uberpowerful generals and use them to]] [[TakeOverTheWorld overpower all resistance and take over the world.]]
*** And after he succesfully does the above... He proceeds to gloat enough to allow Tirion Fordring to summon HeroicWillpower and ruin all his plans in one strike.
* Keal'thas also does this in the Frozen Throne Campaign, where he tells Arthas exactly what his and Illidan's plans are, though in that case he is far less of a villain. [[spoiler: It does, though, help cause the plan to fail in a similar manner as other villains. Once Arthas knows the plan, he takes a faster route to the Lich King, and arrives in time to organize the forces and fight back.]]
* In the last quarter of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', Wesker's speeches are pretty much nothing ''but'' this, intermixed with his truly epic VillainousBreakdown.
** Wesker truly is the epitome of this. He's got it so bad, it's to the point where he ''literally'' has a gun pointed straight at Chris' head, and had a perfect opportunity to just off him right there. Except... he ends up just gloating and trying to convince Chris exactly [[AGodAmI how wonderful of a God he will be]].
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s Gravemind. 50% EldritchAbomination, 50% Evil Gloating. 100% MagnificentBastard.
--> "''Now the gate has been unlatched,''
--> ''headstones pushed aside;''
--> ''corpses shift and offer room,''
--> ''a fate you must ABIDE!"''
* ''Videogame/TheDarkness'' "Awwww, what did they do, Jackie? What did they do to [[spoiler:Jenny]]?"
* In the third ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' game, [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne lays bare the sheer contempt she feels about the Fey clan and Phoenix; she's dead, having been channeled by a medium, so she believes she's beyond punishmment. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Boy, is she wrong.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'', [[spoiler:Jeremiah]] attempts this, but is interrupted. [[spoiler:By a scythe.]]
* As the resident EvilGenius in, well, ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', you can naturally do this while your enemies are being tortured. Be warned that super agents can escape as you gloat over their misfortune.
** In the Website/{{Facebook}} game based on the above, the LoadingScreen says "Monologuing..."
** You can gloat over any captive, a process which earns you a point of notoriety; super agents, however, are the only ones where assigning them to be tortured will ''automatically'' cause your Evil Genius to wander over to laugh maniacally at them - a process which can be exploited by moving them a long distance from the torture chamber, causing the super-agent to just sit there waiting for your arrival before the pain actually commences.
* Pretty much ''everything'' [[AIIsACrapshoot NEXUS]] says in ''VideoGame/{{Warzone 2100}}'' is some sort of gloating.
--> '''NEXUS:''' "You have five minutes, Commander, and then it's ''[[KillSat frying]]'' time! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
* In ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'', Veger taunts Jak right after [[spoiler: Damas]] dies, taking exceptional glee in telling Jak that he was [[spoiler: his father]] and that he died without knowing.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Metro 2033}}'' you get catured by the Nazis and they decide to just execute you on the spot rather than draging a badly beaten up prisoner with them. While the gun is pointed at your face, there is still enough time for two stranger to sneak up on the Nazis and kill them with knives. Then they come to check on you and one of them lampshades the situation for all it's worth:
--> ''One thing I like about the bad guys. There's always a lot of discussions before they get around to pulling the trigger.''
* In ''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare,'' Mr. Scratch, Wake's HumanoidAbomination EvilTwin frequently lords his near-triumph over Wake, particularly in his video messages, whether thrilled over a recent kill, showing off his weapons or contemplating how easily he'll manage a KillAndReplace in Alan's life due to his perceived superiority.
* Flowey's boss dialogue in ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is made of this trope, and to a possibly greater extent, [[spoiler: Asriel Dreemurr as the God of Hyperdeath]].
* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'': The mission "Missing on a Star" ends with [[spoiler: the leader of the bad guys gloating that the Doom Ray will doom the Moshi world. Thankfully, it resolves come the next mission.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' has both Captain Hammer's gloating to the Doctor that he is going to sleep with the girl of his dreams, and later on, Horrible's [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesomely]] gloating counter in the form of "Slipping."
** Also subverted earlier, as Dr. Horrible tries to get his gloat on but gets sidetracked by his romantic problems:
--->All right. ''The wait is over. This, my friends, is my freeze ray, which, with the addition of the [[{{Unobtainium}} Wonderflonium]] I obtained at my famously successful heist last week... I say successful in that I achieved my objective. It was less successful in that I inadvertently introduced my arch-nemesis to the girl of my dreams, and now he's taking her out on dates, and they're probably going to...''French kiss'' or something. She called him ''sweet''? How is he sweet?'' [long pause] ''Right, freeze ray!''
* Another suspension-of-disbelief moment in ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'', when Edward Salinas broadcasts a video straight to TAAG's IP address for this purpose.
** The ''WebVideo/LG15TheResistance'' finale features a memorable instance of this: "[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Hello, McFly?]] I'm EVIL!"
* Pretty much every villain from the web fiction serial ''Literature/DimensionHeroes'' displays this trait to some degree.
* Literature/{{Worm}} features a lot of [[VillainProtagonist villains]] and hence unsurprisingly this trope is seen in pretty much every one of them that can talk and one or two that can't. Even some of the heroes join in. [[spoiler:Though the Extermination Arc established that the most powerful entities for both sides [[ImplacableMan don't]] [[TheJuggernaut bother]] with it.]]
* ''Literature/AngelOfDeath'''s Valthakar is fond of this trope.
* After Creator/MaraWilson got revenge on WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, she noted that the mocking he gave her old work will now happen to Critic for his old work. And there was OminousLatinChanting as she said it.
* In ''Bowser's Kingdom'' episode 6, Ganon was trying to acquire welfare by giving an evil speech, but had to leave because, according to Rick Finklestein, he doesn't qualify for welfare:
-->'''Rick:''' Name?
-->'''Ganon:''' I am Ganon! Lord of Evil! King of Darkness!! Weilder of the Triforce of power!
-->'''Rick:''' That's too long, I'll just put you down as "Angry Blue Pig". Abilities?
-->'''Ganon:''' I have apocolyptic powers that can destroy Hyrule and any lands that I wish to conquer!
-->'''Rick:''' I'm sorry, seems you don't qualify for welfare, you'll have to leave.
-->'''Ganon:''' What!? I am the Lord of Darkness! You will not get rid of me like some pitful moblin! I WILL BURN THIS WHOLE WORLD DOWN!!!
-->'''Rick:''' Yes, that's all well and nice, NEXT!!
* A frequently exploited trope in ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures''. Multiple episodes, such as "Barbarian at the Gates" and "The Doctor is In", open with the Red Panda seemingly at his enemy's mercy, only to eventually reveal that the Red Panda had long since freed himself and was simply egging his captor on to try and learn more information. If the villain isn't obliging on their own, the Red Panda gives them a little nudge with his hypnotic abilities.
* In one episode of ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'', [[BigBad Charles]] runs into Calamity, and opts to give her a little speech about how he'd love to have an audience, but she's just interfered too much and has to be taken out. [[CombatPragmatist She punches him in the stomach before he even finishes talking.]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** After Elan defeats Lord Kubota and is about to bring him to trial, Kubota proceeds to gloat that he will never be charged, and that he will get off scot-free due to being an apparently MagnificentBastard. [[ShutUpHannibal Vaarsuvius disagrees]].
** Subverted earlier with Elan's EvilTwin Nale: after Elan catches him with Haley in a compromising position, [[spoiler: Nale proceeds to gloat at Elan's stupidity at not seeing that Haley is evil and has been selling out the Order of the Stick. The catch is that none of it is true, and Nale is gloating about something that never happened,]] but since Haley is afflicted with [[TheUnintelligible aphasia]] at the moment, she can't defend herself against the evidence [[spoiler: at first]].
** Nale even lampshades it earlier. He ''did'' gloat out all his plan. Only he did it securely alone, to the mirror, in order to get the urge out of his system.
** He's so savvy about his EvilGloating that the fact that he'd been monologuing to Elan for an ''hour'' and Elan hadn't escaped yet is what breaks him out of a LotusEaterMachine.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' takes a stellar use of this trope when [[spoiler: Lucrezia Mongfish, in Agatha's body, turns Klaus Wulfenbach into one of her slaves and gloats about a wonderful Heterodyne-Wulfenbach alliance to come.]] Klaus even says, "Heard you gloat too many times." However, the self-congratulater is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard undone by her own pride.]] Watch it [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061206 here.]]
** One of the previous Heterodynes was apparently plagued by the habit of gloating prematurely or decided to leave some advice to future generations and inscribed onto the stairs a list of things that must be taken care of before it's safe to [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100908 gloat]].
* In [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2008-10-01 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip, a captive explains that he knows the entire plan because the villain has gloated about it. Over and over and over and over and. . . .
* Ludwig Von Koopa in WebAnimation/ADayWithBowserJr. He has an evil monologue in every episode in which he's appeared so far, even to the point of [[spoiler: being interrupted by Bowser who literally shuts him up in the middle of his monologue]]. Also Nerdy, to some extent.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Evil!Aylee likes to [[http://ads.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=011104 do this]] [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=020716 now and then]].
** So does [[http://pics.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=071220 Jane]].
** For some reason, in the chapter [=bROKEN=], Bun-bun goes curiously GenreBlind and does this to [[spoiler:Oasis after trapping her, even though he's not even the villain in that situation. Of course, right then something new is revealed that makes it backfire.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' future Norman once went into a full explanation of how the "heroes" were all acting according to plan, so he could distract Tessa until he had his [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20010810.html gun pointed straight at her head]].
--> [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20010813.html "Haha! That little routine gets them EVERY damn time! I swear it turns on a stupid switch in people's brains!"]]
** And subverted [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20070205.html later on]] (chronologically earlier) by the [[MasterComputer Oracle]].
---> Central: "So, aren't you going to tell me your plan in a long, self gratifying monologue?
---> The Oracle: "No."
* [[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Frans Rayner]] did this when he invoked a [[ConservationOfNinjutsu certain trope]] by [[spoiler: repeatedly cloning a clone of Dr. McNinja.]]
--> '''Frans:''' Did I hear one of you ask how this glory can be real? I remember... when you stormed my mansion, and you alone cut through my army of ninjas... And I kept hearing... "He's just one man! '''He's just one man!"''' I didn't realize it until then, but that was how I defeated [[spoiler:all of your peoples]] in the 80's. I was just one man. And now I am just one man again! And I'm killing you! '''HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!'''
* In ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'', [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/page-739/ telling the dwarven king that his forebearers did support the other side, and he killed them for it.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Concession}}'': [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20080613 probably not a good idea to tell someone you're trying to kill that they have powers.]] I thought you knew better than that [[FourthWallObserver Joel]]
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' by the [[AbusivePrecursors Gatekeepers]] when they captured Tagon and Brad's gate-clones.
--> [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-04-04 "I'm under standing orders not to revel in the details of any nefarious plans."]]
** Though General Levaughn Matsui Xinchub took every opportunity to gloat.
** Tagon, although at least nominally heroic ([[OnlyInItForTheMoney insofar as the money is good, anyway]]), took [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-04-18 rather too much pleasure]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-04-19 in gloating over]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-04-20 Xinchub and Ceeta]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-04-22 after capturing them]], while explaining his plan to sell them into slavery. It didn't backfire on him immediately, but the eventual results did nearly cost him his life and the lives of his entire command several times, so it probably evens out.
* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'': When the DM's latest villain is monologuing [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0530.html never interrupt!]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-twenty-eight/ invoked]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Pibgorn}}'' [[http://www.gocomics.com/pibgorn/2008/11/28/ Offers to explain all before crushing his head.]]
** [[http://www.gocomics.com/pibgorn/2009/11/02/ Don't you want to bask in your trickery, to gloat about it, revel in your superiority?]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endstone}}'', [[http://endstone.net/2011/02/21/5-11/ describing how her siblings died.]]
* In ''Webcomic/MinionComics'', Von Gernsbach is challenged to reveal his evil plans, or at least gloat about how smart he is for not revealing them. Calling it the "Circle of Cliches, he opts for [[http://www.meetmyminion.com/?p=1017 "the ranting. The ranting, it is my greatest love]]."
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Calamitus has a nasty tendency to get caught up in this, allowing the good guys to surprise him.
* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000910c Dr. Wily only explains because it's in the evil scientist ethics code.]]
* [[Webcomic/APTComic Ammika]] does a session ("Ammika Explains") explaining this trope for the viewing audience and ends up monologuing herself, in a sense.
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'', in [[http://www.errantstory.com/2006-01-23/465 a particularly ironic way]]: it isn't just the good guys who are on the receiving end of this trope.
-->'''Toren''': But now, even with everything that's happened, I'm actually glad that I came here in some small way.
-->'''Ian''': Y' gotta be... kid'n me ... he's actually stopping t' gloat.
-->'''Toren''': It's been nearly two thousand years since I last killed an Errant. You have no idea how invigorating this has been for me.
* The (unknown) main villain from [[http://ajcomic.com Average Joe]] is [[http://ajcomic.com/?p=167 apparently]] [[http://ajcomic.com/?p=456 fond of this]]
* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/01/25/groovy/ CK himself indulges in this when he reveals he's taken over the entire Cat System as his reward for his "heroism."]] [[spoiler: Of course, it's AllJustADream.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Doc Scratch indulges in this after all of his plans have been realized. The very last word he leaves behind before he dies?
-->S u c k e r s.
* ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'', the Eater of Dreams is telling Frog, Palom and Porom that he's going to use his reality warping powers to take the next 10000 turns to torture the twins to a horrible death and make Frog helplessly watch. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, because of a Virus spell, EOD doesn't notice his own HP run out.]]
* In ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', The Beast loves doing this. The fact that this has let someone intercede to stop him from killing his enemies something like 4 times in under an hour, you'd think he'd learn by now.
* In ''Webcomic/KidRadd'', near the end, the BigBad does this to the titular character ''while he's charging up his [[ChargedAttack Mega Radd]]'', an attack that they both know has [[spoiler:near-unlimited power and can easily take out anything in one hit]].
* In ''Webcomic/RiverPassage'', [[spoiler:Hernando does this after stabbing Irish.]]


[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Boondocks character Colonel H. Stinkmeaner is quite possibly the king of this trope. Every single word he says is evil gloating. At one point he even dies, goes to hell and basically gloats that he is more evil than the Satan, to which Satan readily agrees.
* Even [[FaceHeelTurn good guys gone bad]] suffer from this. In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' where Rhinox is turned into a Predacon and nearly takes over, this is what trips him up:
-->'''Megatron''': Even now, Rhinox, you're teaching me a valuable lesson...
-->'''Rhinox''': Yeah? What's that?
-->'''Megatron''': Sometimes Predacons gloat too much! * ZAP*
* "[[WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance Nice working with you, Danny!]] [[EvilLaugh Ahahahahaha!]]"
* Endlessly parodied in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', where [[HarmlessVillain Dr. Drakken]] just can't quit gloating, no matter how many times [[TheDragon Shego]] warns him about it. Of course, the otherwise savvy Shego lost when she was EvilOverlord because she gloated herself, pressing [[ThisLoserIsYou Ron Stoppable's]] BerserkButton.
** Amusingly, Shego ''wasn't'' going to gloat at first, and only decided to do so after Drakken goaded her into it.
* Lampshaded and averted in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' "In Brightest Day":
-->'''Kyle Rayner''': "Wait! Don't you want to talk first? You know, banter back and forth to show me your innate superiority?"\\
'''Sinestro''': "No."
* When Starscream of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' wanted to destroy Megatron by using his clones as bomb decoys, he just had to gloat instead of detonating the damn things, giving Megatron and crew time to get clear and let the Autobots save the city. In fact, in this series Starscream is addicted to evil gloating, spending time bragging instead of offing the people he wants to off, like Megatron.
** This guy takes his evil gloating ''really'' seriously. He got pissed off when [[KidAppealCharacter Bumblebee]] interrupts him.
** At one point, [[spoiler: he gets cloned, [[LiteralSplitPersonality each one of which represents a bit of his personality.]] One, Thundercracker, speaks entirely in evil gloating.]]
** This is averted with Megatron (the only TF canon where it ''is'' averted, come to think of it), who stands over Optimus and gloats that he's going to finally destroy the person who left him as a head for fifty years [[spoiler: before turning right around and blasting the slag out of Starscream, the guy who actually did it.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': The [[CreepyChild Delightful Children]] ''love'' doing this to their victims/enemies, especially to Numbuh 1.
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' Megabyte gives a short speech to the entire city after taking over again. He even lampshades the expectation of evil speeches from the BigBad.
--->Attention. As you are no doubt aware, the Principle Office is now under my complete control. [[LampshadeHanging You're probably looking forward to one of my erudite speeches about me, Megaframe, the new viral dawn, et cetera et cetera.]] But I'm afraid I'm going to have to disappoint you. There is no grand scheme here. This is about revenge. Viruses are predatory by design, and it is time for me to follow my function. Prepare yourselves... for the hunt!
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZaDCEs7EbA&feature=related "Venom Returns"]], Cletus Cassidy gloats briefly about how everyone is going to die in 30 seconds due to a bomb he strapped to his belly, only Spidey takes advantage of this by taking the bomb off his stomach by force (and surprise) and throwing it at the sky, saving everyone.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[SmugSnake Mr. Burns]] is known for doing this, (Springfield's organized crime community is relatively less prone to it) but an especially [[KickTheDog sickening]] example is in Who Shot Mr. Burns part 1. [[spoiler:At the town hall meeting about Burns' plan to block out the sun, Bart is telling the people at the meeting about how his dog was crippled by Burns' oil drilling operation; Bart shows the town the dog's cast and everything, and Burns walks in at this exact moment and says ''"oh, those wheels are squeaking a bit; perhaps I could sell him a little oil!"'']]
** Subverted when Homer ends up owner of the power plant:
-->'''Homer''': Mr. Burns reign of terror is over! And today begins my reign of terr...
-->'''Crowd''': {{Gasp}}!
-->'''Homer''': ..iffic management!
-->'''Lenny''': Man, I thought he was going to say "terror"!
-->'''Carl''': I didn't think he was going that way.
** In one of Sideshow Bob's schemes to kill Bart, he places him restrained on a conveyor belt, which apparently includes the option of "gloating speed" for Bob to give a triumphant verbal bashing long enough for his family to arrive and save him.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s Eric Cartman. Usually a sign that he's taking a giant leap over the MoralEventHorizon rather than just being a BrattyHalfPint.
-->'''Cartman''': Hahahaha ha I made you eat your parents.
** In "Imaginationland", he finally has Kyle submit to his agreement to suck his balls, however he insists on making a huge ceremony and gloating endlessly in Kyle's face long enough for it to be interrupted three times over.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' Robotnik claimed he'd rather not kill Sonic but keep him imprisoned just so he can subject him to this all day long.
** His ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'' counterpart, though more savvy, isn't immune to this either.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], we have two:
** Clock King left a TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat message to Batman in a DeathTrap with a JustBetweenYouAndMe speech that ends with YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive
** Clock King does it to Mayor Hill combined with a MotiveRant and EvilLaugh.
* Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' absolutely loves evil gloating. He's already doing it mere moments after being born.
-->'''Aku''': Ooohhh... '''''YOU'''''. Thank you!
-->'''Samurai Lord''': No, my intention was to destroy you!
-->'''Aku''': Oh? HA HA HA. But it was ''your'' poisoned arrow and ''your'' hocus pocus that set me free! AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''/''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' crossover, Peter and Homer start a Giant Chicken-style fight over which beer is better (according to Homer and Moe, Pawtucket ripped off Duff). Both end up falling into a vat of radioactive goo, get [[ILoveNuclearPower radioactive powers]], fly into the sky, and continue their fight aboard Kang and Kodos's FlyingSaucer. Eventually, Homer loses his powers and grabs on to keep himself from falling to the ground. Still powered, Peter starts telling Homer what he'll do to him... then he too loses his powers, laments talking for too long, and falls.
* In the start of a ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode, EvilGloating is [[InvokedTrope Invoked]], and [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] [[ExploitedTrope through being Exploited]]. Lex Luthor has Superman at his mercy, thanks to a chunk of Kryptonite, and could go any moment for the killing blow, yet he gloats about exactly how he committed his latest crimes, the list of people he bribed... And when Lex is finished, Superman gets up and punches Luthor, before revealing he was actually the [[ShapeShifter Martin Manhunter]] (who wasn't vulnerable to Kryptonite and was faking it all this time), and that the Justice League just pulled off an epic level sting operation.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Admiral Zhou is this when he kills the moon spirit.
** This exchange from Toph:
* Zigzagged in the ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Strange Invasion". Zurg tries to be savvy by not gloating at all. However, he can't resist, and decides that while he ''will'' gloat, [[JustBetweenYouAndMe he won't give enough specific information]] on his EvilPlan for Buzz to act on. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain It fails]].
* FriendshipIsMagic: In "A Canterlot Wedding Part II" Queen Chrysalis does a lot of this. It leads to her undoing when Twilight Sparkle sneaks past her while she is SINGING about her success.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has Bill Cipher:
-->'''Bill''': Time is dead and meaning has no meaning! Existence is upside down and I reign supreme! Welcome one and all to '''WEIRDMAGEDDON'''!
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'': In "Return to New York, Part 3," Stockman takes the time to gloat that every component of his cyborg armor has its own backup power source. Donnie quickly realizes that this includes the ArmCannon the Turtles sliced off previously, and levels it at Stockman, who has just enough time to go OhCrap and try to escape before he's blasted out the window.

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