No moral compass – but what a tailor!
Not quite evil. Or at least, not enough for the audience to worry too much. The essence of this prop is evil in a camp
sort of way, often bordering on 'dark' but safe fetishism. This often just means cooler and sexier costumes
, and slightly more aggressive characters. Especially handy if you prefer a Dark Prince to a Good Prince.
Occasionally, Fashionable Evil occurs because Generic Cuteness
permeates the entire setting, like a ghostly hell dimension suffused with fluffy purple things and Cute Monster Girls
instead of actual monsters. The setting also supplies its own Anti Heroes
, and since evil is
the Informed Ability
, these characters can be antagonistic if not outright malicious when needed.
Usually not result of Villain Decay
, as their popularity is predicted, especially if the story itself uses a non- Big Bad
centered conflict. See also Dark Is Not Evil