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[[caption-width-right:330:[[ComicBook/TheJoker His]] act's a real ''[[IncrediblyLamePun killer]]''.[[note]][[BewareTheSillyOnes This is right before he actually shoots someone with the flagpole]].[[/note]]]]

-> ''"He's an absolutely awful human being. The strange thing about comedy is that if an awful character makes people laugh, people feel affectionate towards him. It's insane because if they had to sit next to him for five minutes at a dinner, they would absolutely not be able to cope with him. They would loathe him. But because he makes them laugh, they think, deep down, he's alright."''
--> -- '''Creator/JohnCleese''', on '''[[Series/FawltyTowers Basil Fawlty]]'''

Villains can be many things... {{magnificent|Bastard}}, [[AxCrazy horrific]], [[CardCarryingVillain self-obsessed]], [[StrawNihilist philosophical]]... but special attention goes to the villain that makes you [[ActuallyPrettyFunny laugh]]. It might be because he's [[HarmlessVillain an idiot]], it might be that you empathize with him, or it might be simply that his actions are so unexpected. In any case, some villains will always be funny.

Of course, funny does not always equal weak. Praise be to the villain who can cause a chuckle from his audience, right before viciously thwarting the hero's best efforts. In fact, if done correctly, the very things that make a villain qualify can make them downright disturbing once they begin crossing the MoralEventHorizon. Villain laughing at faking someone out with [[BANGFlagGun a gun with a "BANG!" flag coming out]]? Funny. Same villain doing the exact same laugh when shooting them for real a few seconds later? ''Creepy.'' A truly well written one can manage to pull off both at once. See the trope picture for an excellent example of this subtype. Just because a character qualifies, it does not prevent them from being completely evil and there are many villains that manage to be both (again, see the page image). In these cases, what makes them funny also makes them ''very'' unsettling because of how much fun they have committing the most horrific acts possible.

Often overlaps with the HarmlessVillain (Harmless Villains are inherently funny, but funny villains are not inherently harmless), AffablyEvil, FauxAffablyEvil (who are often funny), the IneffectualSympatheticVillain and MagnificentBastard. And with LargeHam (playing a villain seems to be very fun). It's also a prerequisite for the TerribleTrio and the QuirkyMinibossSquad. Interestingly, this either subverts or complements EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor, as does TooFunnyToBeEvil, a closely related sister trope. Tends to be the sort who CrossesTheLineTwice. See also: LaughWithMe and BewareTheSillyOnes. A villain who is laughably evil need not have an EvilLaugh, though it can help. Alternatively, they may have an UnevilLaugh. A particularly CardCarryingVillain with emphasis put on the comical aspects of his "BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad" morality can very easily turn into a Laughably Evil villain.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Jason Beck from ''Anime/TheBigO''. When he's not being an egotistical fop, he's actually frighteningly competent. Too bad this is overshadowed by his over the top hubris, which pushes him firmly into the "Laughably" part of this trope.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Most of the villains of early ''Manga/DragonBall'' are like this. Such villains include General Blue, who is utterly hilarious in personality (and also CampGay) but also a very deadly opponent, and Emperor Pilaf, who has no idea what he's doing.
** The Ginyu Force from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are Frieza's top soldiers, and regularly lay waste to entire planets. They're also the definitive QuirkyMinibossSquad, who punctuate their beatdowns with Super Sentai poses and play RockPaperScissors to decide who gets to fight when.
** Majin Buu, especially in his Fat Buu form, where his antics and are so childish, goofy, and cartoonish that you almost forget that his "games" are killing millions of people, at least until the EstablishingShot of the barren wasteland where a thriving city used to be. Unlike others, he honestly ''doesn't'' know what he's doing is wrong, and Mr Satan manages to single-handedly convert him to good.
%%** Even Frieza has some hilarious lines in his dialogues.
%%** Beers from ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods''.
* The [[TerribleTrio Team Rocket]] trio from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' are this, which is the reason why they are so popular. At least until [[TookALevelInBadass Best Wishes]], when their boss gives them an actual serious assignment.
* Tobi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' was this at first. [[spoiler:Then [[BigBad he]] [[TheChessmaster decided]] [[TheManBehindTheMan to stop]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity fucking around]].]]
** Then we got [[SirSwearsALot Hidan]]. A psycho priest who laughs every time he kills his opponents. How he does it is gruesome but it's his [[PsychopathicManchild interactions with everyone tend to be hilarious]] [[BlackComedy despite the situations of some of them]].
** And to an ever so slightly less milder version of this trope, we got [[MadBomber Dei]][[MadArtist dara]]. He is also a bit crude in his methods as well, but he has his entertaining moments generously sprinkled in the series.
* Dedede in ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa''. He's arguably more evil than his game counterpart, but also one of the most entertaining characters on the show.
* A number of villains from ''Manga/OnePiece'', such as Buggy the Clown, a VillainousHarlequin who's [[LawOfDisproportionateResponse (violently) sensitive about his nose]], and Spandam, who alternately [[KickTheDog kicks the dog in new and horrible ways]] and makes himself look like an idiot.
** On the opposite side of the power spectrum is Kaku. The second most powerful member of Cipher Pol 9, he can transform into a giraffe. No, you didn't misread that. He can transform into an actual giraffe. Even better, he can transform into a half-man/half-giraffe. One that keeps his trademark square nose. He sincerely believes giraffes to be powerful creatures and during his fight with Zoro was prone to defending them by saying such things as "Witness the power of a giraffe!". Though that ''could'' be part-denial since everyone keeps mocking him for his powers. Oh, and he uses his nose as a weapon.
*** Believe it or not, out of all the animals characters can transform into so far, the giraffe appears to be one of the very best (in this form his storm kick attack was amplified like crazy, he can shorten his neck to lengthen his arms and legs, he can shoot out his head like a cannonball ...). The only one that seems to be superior is the rare phoenix.
*** Any animal that can kick a full-grown lion ass-over-appetite ''is'' powerful, even if their goofy build and lack of vocalizations in the range of human hearing obscures that fact.
*** What makes the fight even funnier is that Kaku has just eaten his Devil Fruit, and is figuring its powers out as he goes along (bear in mind that many Devil Fruit users have to spend ''years'' learning their powers; for example, flashbacks show that when [[TheHero Luffy]] ate the [[RubberMan Gum Gum Fruit]], he had to go through quite a bit of training before he could even throw a proper punch). CrowningMomentOfFunny comes when he discovers the aforementioned "shorten neck to extend arms and legs" move, reasons that it works on the same principle as a pasta machine, then names the move "Pasta Machine." Also in his favor is that, despite being a government agent, [[AffablyEvil he's a pretty chill guy,]] even giving a good-natured laugh to a post-battle quip from one of the heroes.
* Mara from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''. She takes time out of her busy day tormenting goddesses and attempting world conquest in order to ''knock a child's ice cream cone'' out of his hands to fulfill a snide wish by his sister. Either KickTheDog, CrowningMomentOfAwesome, or both. A truly admirable commitment to evil on any scale. For those who are wondering this happens in the first season of the TV series -- if not in Mara's first episode, then in her first or second appearance after that. The scene in question actually makes her seem oddly like a ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' character, laughing maniacally at her "evil deed" and resulting in both of the kids kicking her in the shin simultaneously and high-tailing it, to her angry surprise.
* Baki and Minki from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. They're (nominally) evil, powerful, hugely destructive Oni, but the former ''adores'' ice cream, toys, and riding around on the little kids' train in the park, and the latter has some ''bizarre'' notions of what a good big brother/little sister relationship should be like.
* Dio Brando of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is not only only a fan favorite, but loved those who understand literally the bare minimum about the series. He also is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced into the series]] by stealing Jonathon's girlfriend Erina's SacredFirstKiss, [[KickTheDog kicking Jonathan's dog Danny]], and setting said dog ''on fire'', all because he just wanted to treat Jonathan like shit so Dio could manipulate him into getting most of his father's inheritance. And he only gets crueler as the series goes on.
* Gates of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic: The Second Raid'' is so over-the-top with his ChaoticEvil antics that everything he does is completely random. Despite the sadistic violence, this makes him even funnier.
%%* Wester from ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure''.
* UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga from the ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' anime. It's not because he's dumb. Or incompetent. Or even snarky, for that matter. It's just that he's so [[ObviouslyEvil mind-bogglingly, skull-stompingly, baby-eatingly evil]] that he becomes hilariously awesome just through his very existence.
* The various teens of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' could conceivably come off as this, as opposed to ComedicSociopathy. Not one of them (except for Kasumi, and even she made mischief on some occasions in the early manga) has done something that doesn't make them look at least partially villainous, yet these same deeds (and the regulars who generally are villains) still manage to be funny because of their attempts at evil.
%%* Prince Walter from ''Anime/TheBraveOfGoldGoldran'' fits this trope.
* Almost all of the Order of the Glittering Star from ''Anime/StarDriver''. Their everyday personas are so over the top that you can't fully take their villain sides seriously - all of them being [[EvilIsHammy hammy]] certainly helps too.
* ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'': Katsuhiko Jinnai is an EvilGenius, whose anticts are constantly over-the-top and the delivery of his dialog ranges [[DeadpanSnarker from snark]], to [[LargeHam bombastic.]]
* ''Anime/{{Patlabor}}'': Richard Wong initially comes across as [[AffablyEvil a happy-go-lucky]] ManChild, to the point that it'd be hard to believe he's a villain, if the series didn't remind you of it [[ScaryShinyGlasses by having his glasses glint ]]every so often. Except it doesn't have the usual effect, since [[{{Troll}} his mannerism]] doesn't change in the slightest.
%%* Pixy Misa from ''Anime/PrettySammy''. She is a parody of DarkMagicalGirl.
* The Golden Witch [[BigBad Beatrice]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' [[NoFourthWall is aware that she is the villain of the series]], and is just adoring the role. She's a LargeHam and she loves to chew the scenery, just listen to it when she talks to Battler. However, this is only in the anime, since in the original sound novels she's later revealed to be a good deal more tragic, [[spoiler:not to mention that [[DiscOneFinalBoss she isn't even the main villain]] in the first place]].
* Blastmon from ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' is said to be immensely powerful, but has the mind of a 5-year-old and calls the other generals by nicknames. Then he's defeated by the heroes and is reduced to a hopping head for the rest of the series. Before him, there was [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Etemon]], an [[LargeHam over the top]] rockstar monkey who's both silly, and far stronger then the last BigBad.
* Prince Eccentro of ''Anime/MonColleKnights''. He's the comedian of the anime, often accompanied by a FieryRedhead and a CloudCuckooLander as two of his followers, thus why he's so popular with fans of the show.
** The aforementioned [[FieryRedhead Batch]] and [[CloudCuckooLander Gluko]] are also quite comedic. Quite often at the end of many episodes, Gluko often happily stands by and adores the scenery while Batch and Eccentro get [[HumiliationConga rather embarrassing moments]]. They even get into rather comedic situations involving Ms. Loon.
* Laharl in ''Anime/MakaiSenkiDisgaea'' has quite the reputation for having some rather funny moments. Also, in Episode 3, Vulcanus becomes this when he accidentally almost falls off a statue and causes it to fall, which leads to Flonne and Etna's clothing & personality swaps. When he finds Flonne sleeping with Laharl and Etna, he flips out and hits her with a ThisIsUnforgivable and attempts to kill all three but accidentally falls into a clam exhibit and is unable to get out for the rest of the episode. Later, while he's still trying to get out, he knocks over the same statue again, causing clothing swaps again, this time for Laharl, Etna, Flonne, and one of the Prinnies.
* ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist''
** Barry the Chopper is an unrepentant SerialKiller whose lunacy and total inability to understand normal human morality is PlayedForLaughs. Some people view Envy as this, though that has more to do with its terrible fighting skills and [[FashionVictimVillain godawful fashion sense]] than with any real humour on its part.
** Before he went all OneWingedAngel, [[BigBad Father]] had a tendency to make small, sardonic quips while horrendous battle raged all around him - usually along the lines of "Why does everybody feel the need to demolish my home?"
* In a similar case to Barry, Ladd Russo from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' is a complete nutjob who loves killing just for the sake of killing. While it can be argued whether or not his actions are ''intentionally'' PlayedForLaughs, it's hard not to enjoy watching the guy have so much fun.
* Macine Baron from ''Manga/SteamDetectives''. A bumbling collector and inventor of steam-powered robots with a hilariously overblown Austrian accent; willing to steal the robots if he feels like it. Certain robots he's got his eye on are more-or-less SteamPunk Roombas. Upon being defeated by [[RobotBuddy Goriki]], he develops a deep affection towards "him".
* Jan Valentine of the Valentine Brothers assassination team from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', he's very {{sadist}}ic and cruel and he's also hilarious, he's [[SirSwearsALot very foulmouthed]] and loves to tell disgusting stories, he also treats the assignment like a game, and in the manga long after he's been killed he shows up from time to time to break the fourth wall.
* Jake Martinez from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is basically the T&B universe's Joker. He's a Fantastically Racist terrorist, a serial killer, a kidnapper, a mercenary and an all around egotistical asshole who's threatening despite his... questionable wardrobe. And yet he somehow manages to say and do terrible things like murder an underling who failed him (& brag about it to people who had captured said underling), threaten to destroy a city if its heroes couldn't beat him, & force one of the heroes to help draw out his allies in ways that make them hilarious as they are horrid.
* ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' has Yoruka Kirihime, who attempts to convince Lux to join the ArcVillain of Volumes 3 to 5. However, she lacks any sense of personal space or tact, causing her to create all sorts of awkward situations. This includes interrupting his math class, helping him mow a lawn with a katana, and washing his back in the school's bathhouse. This gets inverted after her HeelFaceTurn, where her lack of social skills and her inability to connect with others are played for drama.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* ComicBook/TheJoker is a sterling example of the trope. The trick in writing the Joker is to make his actions such that you can laugh one moment, and be horrified the next. Brilliantly brought out by many of the actors to portray him in other media, most prominently [[Film/{{Batman}} Jack Nicholson]], [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Mark Hamill]], [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger]] and [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice Brent Spiner]]. Whether it's electrocuting a gangster while singing showtunes, casually (and cheerfully) stalking an everyday accountant in the middle of rush-hour traffic, or doing a magic trick by making a pencil [[EyeScream disappear]], you can always find it either way with the Joker. Even [[Series/{{Batman}} Cesar Romero]] qualifies, although because the show was such high {{Camp}}, he focused more on the "laughable" than the "evil".
-->'''Creator/PaulDini on the Joker:''' Joker's that perfect combination of schoolyard bully and class clown. The kind of sicko who will make you laugh just before he sticks the knife in and twists it.
** Part of what makes the Joker so terrifying is his special mixture of being funny as all get out but a CompleteMonster in many a canon (that, and his ability to switch back and forth between HarmlessVillain and CompleteMonster at random with no way to tell which he is today until the bodies start piling up). While other villains have managed to pull off this combination, the Joker is probably one of the best examples in fiction.
** The Joker even [[EvenEvilHasStandards has certain caveats on killing people]]: [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-N7V8dzMGtUE/TpPQ8Owu_EI/AAAAAAAAA1w/Sfg4rOBdkOw/s1600/Joker+-+Batman+686.jpg he only does it when it's funny]]. Of course, that doesn't mean [[MalevolentMutilation mutilation]] [[ColdBloodedTorture and torture]] [[DrivenToMadness to drive you batshit crazy]] are off the plate, he IS The Joker, after all.
* Speaking of the Joker, everyone's favorite VillainousHarlequin CanonImmigrant, Comicbook/HarleyQuinn.
* Creator/MarvelComics' [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Madcap_%28Earth-616%29 Madcap]], a ChaoticNeutral who acts deliberately silly, and whose power is simply to make people act uninhibited.
* The [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]], who, just like the Joker, can make someone laugh one moment, and horrified the next.
* Herr Starr from ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}''. Every time he shows up he has a smartass line, but his CrowningMomentOfFunny was when he scares some poor old lady for blocking the moving walkway by shooting wildly at her.
-->"Moving [=WALKway=]! Not moving [=STANDway=], Granny Fuckwit, [=MOVING FUCKING WALKWAY=]!!!" (cue gunfire)
** By this point in the series he's had to deal with "an angel, a whore, an eunuch, several dozen idiots, an unkillable mick, a one-man holocaust in a duster coat, the occasional twenty-course banquet for the mother of all fat fuckers, inbreeding, family feuds, bulimia, a retarded child (always good for a laugh), and the utter destruction of our most sacred shrine and secret retreat in the detonation of a fifty-ton bomb." Not to mention "having my head carved into a giant gleaming dong", so it's understandable that he'd be a mite testy.
* [[Franchise/TheDCU Superboy-Prime]], with his wonderful bits of dialogue such as "[[Comicbook/CountdownToFinalCrisis I'll kill you! I'll kill you]] '''[[ShapedLikeItself to death]]'''!"
* [[Characters/GLOrangeLanternCorps Larfleeze]] of the Franchise/GreenLantern books is the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck of the DCU.
* Jameson is a power-hungry undead MadScientist and demonologist. He's also the MetaGuy of ''Comicbook/CreatureTech'', and as such spends most of his time making [[PungeonMaster awful puns]], [[ShoutOut references to other media]], ChewingTheScenery, GettingCrapPastTheRadar, and [[LampshadeHanging hanging lampshades]] anywhere they'll fit.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}, when he's the antagonist.
* In the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic of the 1980s, the alien despot Lord Damyn (High of Highs and Best of Best) played a supporting role to recurring villain Blackfire for all of two issues... but in that time, he managed to be both a relentlessly brutish, murderous dictator and bizarrely funny in every other panel.
* [[ComicBook/TheWalkingDead Negan]] is a wonderful example of this trope, with his constant one liners, non-sequiturs, and profanity-ridden speech.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} might count DependingOnTheAuthor, especially if the ultraviolence gets cartoonish.

[[folder: Fan Fics ]]
* Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi: The enormously popular character [[CrazyAwesome Mukrezar]] seems to engage in [[ZanyScheme zany schemes]] mostly for the [[GeniusDitz entertainment value]]. Included in his exploits is a long, long line of failed plans involving [[RingOfPower rings of power]] and bad baking. He tortures, he pillages, and he does it all as half of a [[ThoseTwoBadGuys two-man comedy act]].
* [[spoiler: Chaos]] from the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries''. While [[AntiHero he's not technically evil]] there's no denying that he's one of the most ruthless and hilarious characters in the series.
* Loki from ''[[FanFic/BloomingMoonChronicles Hecate's Orphanage]] speaks with a friendly, often humorous tone. He frequently cracks jokes and makes wisecracks at the protagonists. But when he truly gets angry, he doesn't hesitate to slam his opponents into the dust.


[[folder: Film -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler:'' Zigzag, the EvilChancellor, is usually amusing, but is introduced by a scene where he condemns a cobbler to death for spilling tacks he happened to step on, and [[FromBadToWorse only gets worse]]. It might also have something to do with the fact that he's voiced by ''Creator/VincentPrice''.
* The Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon provides us lots of Laughably Evil villains:
** ''Disney/PeterPan'': Captain Hook. Wicked! Bloodthirsty! Hilarious! Especially his antics with the crocodile that resemble classic [[TheChase chase cartoons]].
** Gaston, the vain, self-obsessed, BookDumb suitor with TestosteronePoisoning in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. [[MemeticMutation No one makes you laugh like Gaston!]] Until he pursues the Beast, that is.
** Yzma and her minion Kronk from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' are both marvelous examples. Yzma (voiced by Eartha Kitt) is a CardCarryingVillain who's always ChewingTheScenery; Kronk combines MinionWithAnFInEvil with plenty of ham.
** Willie the Giant from the "[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey and the Beanstalk]]" segment of ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree''. Great giant, can't pronounce the word "pistachio", also likes to be a cute, pink bunny rabbit. [[NotSoHarmlessVillain But he also is a violent kleptomaniac who wields a morning star the size of a two-story house]].
** Hades from Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''. Thanks to James Woods, he changed from being a stereotypical chilling villain to [[MotorMouth fast-talking]], tempestuous and absolutely awesome. Easily the best part of the movie.
---> '''Hades:''' ''Er, guys? [[TheExitIsThatWay Olympus would be that way...]]''
*** He manages to carry on this trait to the TV series, and to ''video games''... any ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' cutscene featuring Hades are generally hilarious.
** Kaa from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', a silly, cowardly snake with a lisp, whose attempts to eat Mowgli always fail.
** Madame Medusa from ''Disney/TheRescuers'' is basically a redheaded [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella]], an overly vain, hammy and over-the-top woman who DrivesLikeCrazy and is always yelling at her BumblingSidekick.
** Edgar from ''Disney/TheAristocats'', a stupid HarmlessVillain who plots against the cats but ends up being the ButtMonkey all the time.
** The hyenas from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' are a constantly laughing and not too bright TerribleTrio. Despite this they are shown to be a menacing threat to a young Simba and Nala, and at the end of the movie they turn [[BewareTheSillyOnes incredibly menacing]] [[spoiler: as they attack and kill their former master Scar]].
** The magnificent, marvelous, mad Madam Mim from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', who pretty much embodies BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad, and is defeated by Merlin in a hilarious wizard's duel.
** Prince John from ''Disney/RobinHood'', a DirtyCoward who will suck his thumb whenever his mother is mentioned.
*** The Sheriff of Nottingham is a cruel bastard, but gets a good number of amusing one-liners over the course of the film. Plus having the yokel voice of Pat Buttram adds extra entertainment value.
** Cruella de Vil from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''. As ruthless as she and her goons are in stealing (and attempted murder of) the puppies, their overblown whimsy and bumbling make up a lot of the movie's humor.
** King Candy from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''. He's a complete bastard but he's just so entertaining to watch. [[spoiler: Until the [[NightmareFuel/WreckItRalph climax at least]]...]]
** ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'': Ratigan, the world's greatest criminal mind, is an incredibly [[EvilIsHammy hammy]] FauxAffablyEvil villain. It also helps that he's voiced by a [[Creator/VincentPrice man who plays laughably evil characters]].
** Any sidekick to the BigBad (except maybe [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Flotsam and Jetsam]] and [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Hayabusa]]) is guaranteed to be in here, [[VileVillainLaughableLackey regardless whether or not their master is threatening]].
* Creator/{{Pixar}} also often uses this trope just like their mother studio:
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Syndrome is another Disney villain who is both humorous and unnerving. Many of his lines will sound ''very'' familiar to anyone who is a comicbook fanboy or knows one, and his goofy, hammy demeanour can almost make you forget that the guy is guilty of mass murder, would knowingly kill children, and is essentially plotting to start killing hundreds of innocent people and get hero-worshipped for ''stopping''. Just as an example:
---> ''Elastigirl? You married Elastigirl? (notices the children) And got '''bizzaaaay!'''''
** Sid and Al from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' respectively. The former has some pretty weird habits, while the latter is a FatIdiot who's even shown sleeping with cheese puffs scattered on the floor in one scene.
** Chef Skinner in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', a FunnyForeigner whose ProperlyParanoid tendencies are PlayedForLaughs.
* Baron Ruber of ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' twitches, talks to himself, and does silly little dances during his VillainSong.
* Megamind [[spoiler:and Titan]] from [[WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} the appropriately named movie.]] Titan is as hilarious as you would expect a dorky, idiotic supervillain, who can't tell apart a piranha in a fishbowl from a piranha in a fishbowl with a fake moustache, to be. Megamind, meanwhile, is best described as The Joker [[spoiler: [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold if he]] [[AffablyEvil wasn't a sociopathic murderer]]]].
* Most villains from ''Animation/CatCity'': Mr. Teufel is a FauxAffablyEvil DeadpanSnarker, Safranek is the ButtMonkey, and the four rats are a bumbling QuirkyMinibossSquad.
* [[EnfantTerrible Darla Dimple]] and her butler [[TheComicallySerious Max]] from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''. Darla is a little girl with a fiery temper whose tantrums are both scary and funny. She's also very unhinged and even has a TwitchyEye, but this just makes her more fun to watch. Her butler Max is a giant of a man much more reliant on brawn than brains, yet every word that comes out from his mouth is so hilariously deadpan it comes off as this. Even his dancing is enough to produce laughs.

[[folder: Film -- Live Action]]
* Pennywise the Dancing Clown in ''Film/{{IT 1990}}'' is hilariously wacky when he's not sadistically killing children. Being played by Creator/TimCurry will do that for you.
* The Joker in ''Film/{{Batman}}'', best demonstrated when he lethally gases almost everyone in an art museum...so he and his goons can graffiti the place to the music of Music/{{Prince}}.
-->'''Joker:''' Gentlemen! [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2GQrPIIQQI Let's broaden our minds!]]
* The Joker in the ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is one of the most sadistic takes on the character, but still gets in his share of zingers at the expense of mob bosses and Batman himself.
-->'''Batman:''' [[UnhandThemVillain Let her go!]]\\
'''Joker:''' ''[[ExactWords Very]]'' [[ExactWords poor choice of words.]]
* Creator/AlanRickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham in ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''
-->'''Guy of Gisborne:''' Why a [[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon spoon]], cousin? Why not an axe, or...\\
'''Sherriff of Nottingham:''' Because it's ''dull,'' you twit. It'll [[PunctuatedForEmphasis HURT. MORE.]]
** Rickman's Hans Gruber from ''Franchise/DieHard'' also occasionally slips into this.
* ''Film/AustinPowers'': Dr. Evil, Number Two, Frau Farbissina and the rest of the gang. Dr. Evil's utter incompetence and sinister pinkie make him one of the prime examples of this. Then there's his hilariously traumatic childhood.
* [[Comicbook/NormanOsborn The Green Goblin]] is partially one of these in ''Film/SpiderMan1'', mostly because the character itself is supposed to be that way, but also because he is so [[LargeHam hammy]].
* In ''Extremities'', the rapist gets all the funny lines.
* Any film that's SoBadItsGood. Particular examples are [[Film/PrinceOfSpace The Phantom of Krankor]], [[Film/PumaMan Kobras]], [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo and The Master]], [[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace Eros]], and [[Film/{{Troll2}} CrEEEEEdence Leeeeonorrre Gieeeellllgud.]]
* Adenoid Hynkel from Creator/CharlieChaplin's ''Film/TheGreatDictator''. He is portrayed as [[ManChild infantile]] and [[DrunkWithPower crazy from power]]. Some consider this version of reality to be too humorous.
* Ray "Bones" Barboni in ''Film/GetShorty''. He can spin on a dime between being menacingly brutal, intentionally funny, and humorously incompetent. In one scene, he beats a character half to death and almost gets his balls blown off in the process. When Dennis Farina plays villains, they are usually both funny and nasty at the same time.
** The same can be said of Farina's Jimmy Serrano in ''Film/MidnightRun''. Most of his lines are quite funny.
* Not sure if that was intentional, but Komodo of ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue'' IS the missing {{WesternAnimation/Looney Tune|s}}.
* Tuco in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'' - it's debatable whether he's actually evil, because some consider him the most sympathetic and relatable character in the film, but he's far from a good guy and is absolutely hilarious.
%% * Biff Tannen (and his relatives) from the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy. - ZCE
* Freddy Krueger in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' sequels. Which is quite a feat from a rapist child-killer.
* LargeHam KillerDoll Chucky in the ''Film/ChildsPlay'' films, mostly the sequels, especially the [[Film/BrideOfChucky fourth]] and [[Film/SeedOfChucky fifth]] films.
* Not exactly evil, but the title characters in ''Film/TheUsualSuspects'' have an empathic moment where they spontaneously burst out laughing in a police line-up-- in fact, director Bryan Singer lampshades this in an interview by saying that there's a certain humanity in a bunch of guys getting along and laughing together, even if they're horrible criminals. ([[ThrowItIn The reality is that the actors themselves just couldn't get through the scene without]] [[{{Corpsing}} breaking character and cracking up.]])
* [[BigRedDevil Duamerthrax]] in the Dead Gentlemen's ''Demon Hunter'' movies. The films as a whole are [[NarmCharm pretty goofy]].
* The Octopus in Creator/FrankMiller's ''Film/TheSpirit''. Gems include the line "I'm gonna kill you all kinds of dead!" and accidentally making a clone that was only a head and a foot.
* Pam Ferris as [[DeanBitterman The]] [[SadistTeacher Trunchbull]] in ''Film/{{Matilda}}''. While ''still'' managing to keep the character ''scary'', no less.
* Brick Top from ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', a murderous gangster who feeds people to pigs and drops hilariously snarky lines.
* Loki in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. There's something very amusing in the way he [[XanatosSpeedChess dances circles around the heroes]], while gleefully mocking them at the same time.
* Shooter [=McGavin=] from ''Film/HappyGilmore''. True, he's more of a massive {{Jerkass}} than outright evil, but seeing him constantly get humiliated on the golf course and outside of it with [[InsultBackfire his poor]] [[ThatCameOutWrong choice of words]] when he tries to insult Happy is too funny.
* Given EvilIsHammy with Film/JamesBond villains, most end up providing laughs (including ones made deliberately funny such as [[TheEvilGenius Boris Grishenko]], played by Creator/AlanCumming, in ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'' or Professor Joe Butcher in ''Film/LicenceToKill'') - but one that's both over-the-top comedic ''and'' [[KnightOfCerebus downright threatening]] is Silva from ''Film/{{Skyfall}}''.
* Tommy Devito from ''Film/GoodFellas''. Though he's a complete [[AxCrazy psychopath]] who kills for the slightest offense, [[HairTriggerTemper whether real or imagined]], he's still a very funny guy. Just don't tell him that to his face. [[spoiler:Not unless you want him to {{Troll}} you by pretending he's about to kill you for it.]]
-->'''Tommy Devito:''' I'm funny how? Funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to fucking amuse you? What do you mean funny? Funny how? How am I funny?
* Zartan has his moments in ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' while disguised as [[spoiler: the President]]. Including one scene where [[spoiler: he plays ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' on his phone]].
* Justin Hammer's particular flavor of LargeHam in ''Film/IronMan2''.
* ''Film/{{Gamer}}'' includes the appropriately named [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Rick Rape]], who ends up being almost impossibly over-the-top until he feels like a living cartoon.
* Jack Frost from the [[Film/{{JackFrost 1997}} the horror-comedy film]] is a twisted and sadistic monster who can be funny in his lines.
* Danny [=McBride=] in ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' has shades of this, especially after [[spoiler:his FaceHeelTurn]]. Some of the comments from [[spoiler:Possessed!Jonah]] aren't far behind as well.
* In ''Film/ExMachina'', Nathan eventually turns out to be villainous or at least very morally dark, but he definitely has a sense of humour and continues to do some hilarious things even after he starts [[KickTheDog kicking dogs]].
* [[Creator/JohnLithgow Lord John Whorfin/Dr. Emilio Lizardo]] in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossTheEighthDimension''.
%% * David Lo Pan in ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''. - ZCE
%% ->- Oh, this really pisses me off to no end!
* Hannibal Lecter in ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' is utterly horrifying every second that he's on screen, but he sometimes takes DissonantSerenity so far that he becomes TheComicallySerious.
-->''I'd love to stay and talk... but I'm having an old friend for dinner.''
* Ivan Ooze in ''Film/MightyMorphinPowerRangersTheMovie'' brainwashes the parents of Angel Grove into being slave labour and orders them to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide commit mass suicide]] when they're done. He's also a gigantic ham who gets the best lines in the movie.
-->'''Tommy:''' We're the Power Rangers!\\
'''Ivan:''' [[SarcasmMode Whooo! Where's mah autograph book?!]]
* ''Film/FunnyMan'': The Funny Man is essentially a British [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]. He warps the environment to kill people in inventive ways while treating the whole thing as a joke.
* Ulysses Klaue, in his Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse incarnation, might be a hardened, ruthless mercenary and arms dealer, he's also a jovial LargeHam with an almost juvenile sense of humor, and delights in [[{{Troll}} messing with]] enemies and allies alike.

* The title devil from ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'', who [[EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor has no sense of humor himself.]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d at one point where he complains that the girl the Patient is falling in love with is "the sort who would find ''me'' funny."
* The ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' series tends to draw from this trope for its humor, only instead of the source being an individual villain, it is the DarkerAndEdgier nature of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' setting itself that provides the source.
* The pigs from ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' can be this, especially [[TheDragon Squealer]]. A case in point would be the morning after the pigs get wasted on booze and it is [[LargeHam mawkishly announced]] that Napoleon (now suffering a hangover) is dying. Then: Great news! Our dear leader is going to be making a complete recovery. Anyway, I'm off to procure some books on brewing. Oink!
* Croup and Vandemar from {{Literature/Neverwhere}}. Croup is a LargeHam who [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness likes words far too much]] and Vandemar is a {{Big Eater}} who's very literal-minded and at one point pins his own hand to wall with a knife. They're entertaining, but they're also ruthless murderers who kill the heroine's family, play mind games with the main characters, and torture people to death for fun.
* A MagnificentBastard Shadowthrone from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' might be, but his quirks also make him a pretty funny one. Like the fact that he has a very dry sense of humor concerning his mommy-issues and crippling fear of women.
* Humbert Humbert in ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' is a classic example. The book deals with topics that should by all rights be utterly horrifying, but the constant absurdity and pretentiousness of the narrative Humbert concocts in order to convince the reader that he's NotEvilJustMisunderstood turns the whole thing into a BlackComedy instead.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', features the utterly AxCrazy Vargo Hoat. He's known as "The Crippler" due to his tendency to dismember his victims. He leads the Brave Companions, a [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Sellsword Company]] that seemingly are hired specifically to terrorize the smallfolk, with their flagrant love of rape, torture, and murder. He also has a [[SpeechImpediment slobbery lisp]] caused by a swollen tongue, leading to any time he speaks being amusing. In-universe even, he's mocked for both his lisp and slobbering behind his back. As if to emphasize the "evil" part of this however, this swollen tongue is due to STD...that he got from raping someone.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri from ''Series/TheSopranos''. A ridiculously rapacious and cheap bastard. Comically absurd like many of his shenanigans.
* Mason Verger in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' is a truly monstrous human being who ''literally drinks the tears of children,'' but is incredibly [[LargeHam entertaining to watch.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': TheMaster has been like this since the 70s. A well-written Master has the exact same wit and charisma as the Doctor - while regularly killing people for fun.
* [[Series/{{Lost}} Benjamin Linus]] is one ruthless, manipulative, and downright creepy motherfucker. [[DeadpanSnarker He also has some of the]] [[ActuallyPrettyFunny best lines in the series.]]
* All of the villains in the Creator/AdamWest ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show fit, but the best examples are all of the one-shot villains that are unique to the show. And the Riddler, whose infamous riddles would continuously be solved by a [[TheLoad Boy Wonder]] who was otherwise only good for getting kidnapped.
* All of the villains on ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen''. There are very few shows that could make a pair of [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous]] CorruptHick {{Serial Killer}}s hilarious.
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}''
** Spike could be quite funny, such as when he passed out in Angel's backyard and woke up when the sun made his hand catch fire in the episode "In the Dark". Also in the episode where he watches from a roof-top while Angel saves a girl and provides sarcastic voice-over narration.
---> '''As Victim:''' Oh, how can I thank you, you mysterious black-clad hunk of a night thing?\\
'''As Angel:''' No need, little lady, your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see I was once a badass vampire, but love and a pesky curse defanged me, and now I'm just a biiiiiig fluffy puppy with bad teeth. No, not the hair, never the hair.\\
'''As Victim:''' But there must be some way I can... show my appreciation.\\
'''As Angel:''' No! Helping those in need's my job, and working up a load of sexual tension and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough.\\
'''As Victim:''' I understand. I have a nephew who's gay, so--\\
'''As Angel:''' Say no more. Evil's still afoot. And I'm almost out of that nancy-boy hair-gel I like so much. Quickly, to the Angel-mobile! Away!
*** This little exchange was actually on the ''Buffy'' spin-off ''Angel'' and when we next see him on that show four seasons later, he's reformed his ways.
--> '''Cordelia:''' Heard you weren't evil anymore. Which kinda makes the hair silly.
** Angelus is even funny sometimes, in a sick sort of way. ("Othello and Desdemona! My favorite couple. Only Desdemona didn't love the other guy.")
** [[PhysicalGod Glory]] is the AlphaBitch with apocalyptic plans.
** The Trio start out as a mix between this and HarmlessVillain. [[spoiler: Then one of the subjects of their wacky hijinks points out that their BlackComedyRape plan wasn't quite as funny or as hot to her, retroactively pointing out the MoralEventHorizon was crossed much earlier in the ostensibly funny episode. The Trio reacts differently: Warren goes monster, Andrew becomes an IneffectualSympatheticVillain, and Jonathan tries desperately to do a HeelFaceTurn but is prevented by the other two.]]
** Before The Trio and Glory, there was the one and only chaos-worshipping Ethan Rayne. The guy is very cool and efficient in causing complete chaos, but his methods are downright ''hilarious.'' His grand entrance was in the episode "Halloween", where he opens up a costume shop. Anyone who puts on his costume ''actually becomes the thing that they were dressing up as.'' As Spike put it, was just plain neat. In "Band Candy", he spikes school band fund-raiser chocolate so that any adult that eats it turns into a stupid teenager. Best of all though, was turning [[BadassBookworm Giles]] into a [[TheBrute Fyarl]] [[DumbMuscle demon]]. Ethan Rayne at best is a DeadpanSnarker, but his methods easily place him squarely into this territory.
** Mayor Wilkins, due to how completely consistent he is in his [[AffablyEvil affable evilness]] to the point where [[spoiler:his last words when he realizes he's about to be blown up are "[[GoshDangItToHeck well gosh...]]"]]
* Like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] and ComicBook/TheJoker, [[MagnificentBastard Alpha]] from ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' can make you laugh and cross the MoralEventHorizon at the same time.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** The Trickster/[[spoiler:Gabriel]] always manages to deliver some sick and twisted poetic justice in a way that will make you laugh--maybe because it's [[RefugeInAudacity completely ridiculous]], extremely clever, or just ActuallyPrettyFunny.
** Crowley can sometimes be quite funny. A great example is in "The Man Who Would Be King" which shows that after becoming King of Hell, he got rid of all the torture and turned it into an eternal DMV line. A lot of the people who were coming in were masochists who enjoyed being tormented, but ''nobody'' likes waiting in line. He also gets a great EvenEvilHasStandards rant in the otherwise-godawful "Season 7, Time For A Wedding":
-->''This isn't Wall Street, this is'' Hell! ''We have a little something called'' integrity!
** While Lucifer himself averts this, [[spoiler:Sam's hallucination of Lucifer in S7 finds some rather amusing ways to torment Sam, like singing "Stairway to Heaven" 50 times in a row and yelling in his ear with a megaphone]].
-->''Pay attention to me, [[spoiler:Sam]]! I'm'' bored!
** [[spoiler:Soulless Sam's]] complete LackOfEmpathy led to some [[ComedicSociopathy pretty hilarious moments]] in Season 6. Take, for instance, "Clap Your Hands If You Believe", when an unnamed woman tells him it must have been horrible to have his brother abducted by aliens.
-->'''[[spoiler:Sam]]''': No! I mean, I've had time to adjust.\\
'''Unnamed woman''': Did it happen when you were kids?\\
'''[[spoiler:Sam]]''': No. [[DissonantSerenity Half an hour ago.]]
** Meg also got some pretty dark laughs. See her taunting Jo in "[[spoiler:Born Under A Bad Sign]]" ''My Daddy shot your daddy in the head~'' Also, after she's exorcised, Dean tells [[spoiler:Sam]] "Dude, you full-on had a girl inside you for a whole ''week''. That's pretty dirty."
** [[spoiler:Madge and Edward Carrigan]], the [[spoiler:pagan gods]] from "A Very Supernatural Christmas", are another example.
-->'''Dean''': *as they're preparing him to be sacrificed* Aaah! You bitch!\\
'''[[spoiler:Madge]]''': [[AffablyEvil Oh my goodness me! Somebody owes a nickel to the swear jar!]] Oh, do you know what I say when I feel like swearing? [[GoshDangItToHeck Fudge.]]\\
'''Dean''': [[SarcasmMode I'll try and remember that]].\\
''*a few minutes later*''\\
'''Dean''': You fudging touch me again and I'll fudging kill you!\\
'''[[spoiler:Madge]]''' Very good!
** The [[spoiler:shapeshifter]] in "Monster Movie" also gets some pretty great moments. Particularly the bit with the delivery guy.
-->'''[[spoiler:Shapeshifter]]/"Dracula"''': Is there... ''garlic'' on this pizza?\\
'''Delivery Guy''': I don't know. Did you ''order'' garlic?\\
'''[[spoiler:Shapeshifter]]/"Dracula"''': ''*horrified*'' No!\\
'''Delivery Guy''': ''*bored*'' Then no, there isn't any garlic on it.
** Although his very presence on the screen was NightmareFuel, [[TortureTechnician Alastair]] still had a bit of this.
-->''*after Uriel calls him a "pussing sore*'' Name-calling. That hurt my feelings, you ''[[HypocriticalHumor sanctimonious, fanatical prick.]]''
** [[spoiler:Zachariah]] at times due to being such an over-the-top asshole. This side of him shows most in "Dark Side of the Moon", from [[DirtyOldMan calling Mary a MILF]] to retorting to Dean's mocking his baldness with "in heaven I have six wings and four faces, one of which is a LION".
** Balthazar was also often this. A good example in "My Heart Will Go On" when he explains to Sam and Dean that he [[spoiler:changed history to stop the ''Titanic'' from sinking, which [[BeyondTheimpossible isn't supposed to be possible]], just because he hated [[Film/{{Titanic1997}} "that movie."]]]]. He was lying.
-->'''Dean''': What movie?\\
'''Balthazar''': Exactly!
** The series original [[{{BigBad}} Big Bad]] the Yellow-Eyed Demon/Azazel is often viewed as one of (if not ''the'') most evil demons on the show. However, the fact that he never fails to [[DeadpanSnarker mock]] the heroes also makes him highly entertaining.
-->'''John:''' Hey. ''[aims the Colt at Azazel]'' How stupid do you think I am?
-->'''Azazel:''' ''[grins]'' You really want an honest answer to that?
* Lord Fear in ''Series/{{Knightmare}}'' was a hilariously snarky villain.
* Yogostein, Kitaneidas, and Kegalesia in ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger''.
** [[Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger Warz Gill]] is a ManChild GeneralFailure who throws tantrum and gets into hijinx that makes him the butt of jokes and generally act like a SpoiledBrat. He still has some nasty tendencies of plots that makes even his more serious [[TheDragon Dragon]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrified enough.]]
* Franchise/PowerRangers has a lot of these guys, really - ranging from Squatt and Baboo the TagalongKid monster henchmen of Rita Repulsa to Flit the {{fly|Crazy}} CombatCommentator.
* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' has the [[GiantEnemyCrab Cancer Zodiarts]], who was the head of the high school's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakugo Rakugo]] club when he was recruited by the villains, and it still shows in his tendency to make puns mid-battle.
** Sometimes Cancer gets into CrossesTheLineTwice territory, as with his "Open Mic from Hell", where he challenges people to make him laugh or lose their souls. When the LovableAlphaBitch starts a long joke, he [[KilledMidSentence zaps her mid-sentence]] and says "I never liked her anyway"; when TheStoic challenges him to a funny face contest, he [[NoJustNoReaction gives a flat "no"]] and zaps him.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'': Even when he's balls-to-the-wall evil and murdering innocent people, Damon still makes you laugh.
* ''Series/{{Graceland}}'' gives us Ari Adamian, a sociopathic Armenian gangster who does absolutely deplorable things while making hilarious deadpan quips.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' combines social awkwardness and constantly overthinking everything with the decidedly less relatable flaws of sociopathy and serial murder to create a character as hilarious as he is horrifying.
* Basically all the villains in ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' are of this variety; even their names normally have puns or funny meanings. From the ScoobyDooHoax villains that dress as monsters to scare people away for some reason to the parodies of Gangsters, Pirates and Gunslingers. Also Kiko from sister series ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''.
* El Ecoloco from ''Series/OdiseaBurbujas'', his name means “Eco-Crazy” and he is basically like a homeless man made villain, his main goal is to pollute the world. He even has his own song, pretty catchy: ''Amo el ruido y el smog'' [I love nois and smog].
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Damien Darhk is a CardCarryingVillain and a highly dangerous EvilSorcerer whose EvilPlan is [[spoiler:to destroy the world]], and his murder of [[spoiler:Laurel]] makes him the first true HeroKiller of the show. He's also highly entertaining, largely due to the fact that he's [[EvilIsHammy visibly enjoying himself]] and various lines where he openly admits how evil he is.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** [[BastardBastard Ramsay Snow/Bolton]]. In the books he's a humorless psychopath who flays people alive and is portrayed like a real-life SerialKiller in medieval times. The show version keeps all of the book character's nightmarish deeds, but adds a heaping dose of FauxAffablyEvil and BlackComedy to them. During his season-long torture of [[spoiler:Theon Greyjoy]], he alternates between deeds like [[{{Fingore}} peeling the skin off his finger]] and annoying him by [[EvilIsPetty blowing a horn to wake him up.]] Another point has him castrating his victim then eating a suggestively shaped sausage in front of him.
** Bronn being a colossal asshole only serves to make him that much more entertaining, per contrast to most other evil characters on the show. Bronn wholeheartedly enjoys being a dick, and the victims of his harsher abuse generally tend to be even worse people than he is.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]
* Wrestling/ChrisJericho was one of these in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and in his early days in Wrestling/{{WWE}} as a dumb blonde muscle headed diva who thought he was a lot better than he really was. He beat Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}...or rather, a pale imitation in "Gilberg", and he ''almost'' lost to that! He knew 1004 holds and they were almost all ARMBAR!
* Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} during his "bad man" phase. Yes, he tried to run over Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin with a motor vehicle but he was still the man whose most prominent feature was his ass. In fact, this little stretch of his WWF career is considered one of the worst {{heel}} runs ever because people weren't laughing in any way intended.
* When the Knights of the UK were put on edge, bad things happened. In [[Wrestling/{{Paige}} Britani]]'s case though, it was almost adorable. She's tried to use unwilling wrestlers such as Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa as ventriloquist dummies, for example.
* Since no one has kicked out of Wrestling/BryanDanielson's inside cradle all year, you may now refer to him as "'''Mr.''' Small Package!" Why are you laughing? What's so funny? You're all just [[YouKeepUsingThatWord jealous]] because you'll never rate on his manliness meter!
* After Wrestling/SantinoMarella failed to get over as the "Milan Miracle", he got over this way, typically throwing silly insults at his opponents. Usually he's a weak character who gets whipped on, to get the audience cheering for a big, strong hero.
* "Broken Wrestling/MattHardy" is an amalgamation of insane rambling in fake accents, piano-playing, and flying drones (among other things, it's difficult to package his gimmick properly in a few words). The segments involving him have hit MemeticMutation levels in the pro wrestling community due to their gloriously cheese execution that involves so many out-of-context moments.

* ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'': The main cast includes Thomas Crimp, a demented murder-rapist, Gary, a demon obsessed with torturing people, and {{Satan}} himself. It's a comedy.
* The Whisperer, from the ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' episode "Accidental Dilemma", is treated as if he were incompetent, but between the lines, he ''has'' formidable equipment, tricks, and overall villainous cunning on his side. However, he is so consistently played for laughs that it turns out to be one of the funniest episodes (of what was ostensibly a comedy-drama) in a while.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* Da Orkz of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are a race of {{Psychopathic Manchild}}ren who fill in as the ''comic relief'' of the setting, in no small part due to [[CrossesTheLineTwice crossing the line twice]]. Most factions in Warhammer 40k will wage genocidal war on you because they hate you with the burning fire of a thousand suns. The Orks will wage genocidal war on you because they want a ''larf!''
** Since 40K is in many ways ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' [[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE]]!, the Orcs and Ogres in ''Warhammer Fantasy'' have similar traits.
* ''TabletopGame/InNomine'' features Kobal, the Demon Prince of Dark Humor. There is also his "blood brother" Haagenti, the Demon Prince of Gluttony, who also holds purview over torture and sight gags (which many consider to be a form of torture).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' goblins, bless their psychopathic little hearts. Their culture honors pyromania, kleptomania, illiteracy, random slaughter and suicidal courage.
* Goblins in any given ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' setting tend to be psychopathic, destructive, homicidal, genocidal, suicidal and absolutely hilarious.

* Creator/WilliamShakespeare's villains tend toward this, since their extreme self-awareness and cynicism render them hilarious {{Deadpan Snarker}}s. See especially [[ManipulativeBastard Iago]] in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' and [[BastardAngst Edmund]] in ''Theatre/KingLear''.
* Thenardier in the musical version of ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', quite an achievement considering how nasty he is in the book. "Master of the House" stands out as a rare moment of light relief.
%% * Fagin in ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}'' - ZCE

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' is a series known for having eccentric and hilarious characters. Given that it revolves around murder cases, the zaniness also extends to most of the culprits, especially for the ones who either maintain or exaggerate their quirks after being exposed. A good example is the phantom, a sociopathic master-of-disguise who is capable of doing darkly amusing impressions of other characters, to the point of imitating Phoenix in order to screw with the latter.
* Edwin from ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' is sociopathic, irritable and has a massive ego but is genuinely cranky to the point of amusement and bumbling enough to be this trope. Half the laughter comes from him being sulky.
* Many, if not all, of the main enemies in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series. From Bowser's kidnapping of the princess turning out to be lovesickness, [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Wart]] being the tyrant of a dream world while [[WeaksauceWeakness critically weak to vegetables]] (he hates the taste), to even the names of many of the stage bosses (King Caliente's Spicy Return!). Not to mention anyone who's an antagonist in an RPG or spinoff (*[[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Chunks Awaaaay!]]* ) ([[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi I HAVE FURY]]!).
** Special mention also goes to [[MonsterClown Dimentio]], who often has rather quirky behaviors that count as somewhat comical, and yet commits genuinely horrific actions while cracking jokes.
** However, Bowser is portrayed in a more serious manner in the main series platform games. Especially ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. He's a more serious threat in terms of malice in said games, but is still a comical [[LargeHam ham]] of the highest order personality wise, so fits this trope to a tee.
--->'''Bowser:''' I'm HUUUUUUUUGE!!!!
** Let's not get started on Bowser in ''VideoGame/MarioParty''. Especially in 7, where he'll take a picture of the characters and make you pay for it.
%% * Jester from ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'' is funny as [[{{Pun}} Hell]]. - ZCE
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
*** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], a rare example of a villain who can make you laugh, even when he's gleefully crossing the MoralEventHorizon. It also doesn't help that he's the ''Final Fantasy'' equivalent of ComicBook/TheJoker.
*** Another example from that game might be the octopus Ultros. Ultros isn't really that threatening, truth be told, but he's a [[FountainOfMemes goldmine of hilarious one-liners]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' gives us Ardyn Izunia, a fabulous, scene-stealing villain modelled after Kefka by the developers. Noctis even calls him "Jester" on one occasion.
** Recurring villain Gilgamesh, a LargeHam prone to hilariously bizarre proclamations mid-battle.
* Caulder of ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Days of Ruin]]'' fame is a [[CatchPhrase fascinating]] example. Among other things, he [[spoiler:releases a biological weapon and attacks civilians]] [[ForScience for the lulz.]] And he makes it funny.
** There's also Waylon, a greedy coward whose [[AtLeastIAdmitIt honesty about his selfishness]] gives him all of the game's [[ActuallyPrettyFunny best lines]].
* Many of the demons in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series (except the psychopaths like [[VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories fake/real Zenon, evil Adell]], super evil [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao]], etc) qualify for this trope.
* Reaver from ''Fable II'' and ''III'' also qualifies. He's a hedonistic DepravedBisexual who achieved immortality [[ImmortalityImmorality through some very unpleasant means]] and is out purely to serve his own interests. But he's also so incredibly {{Camp}} you can't help but like him. And he's voiced by Creator/StephenFry.
%% * ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'': The VideoGame/RavingRabbids. DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! - ZCE
* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'''s Dr. Aeon. While he's one of the non-harmless examples of the trope, it's more because he's [[GeniusDitz such a scatter-brained moron]] that he ends up posing as much of a danger to the world [[TheChewToy as to himself]].
* Foxbat from ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline''. He's been described as an evil version of Adam West-era Batman.
* Zorbak in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' has transcended evil. He's Ebil! Mwahahah!
** Escherion, the very first Lord of Chaos in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'', becomes this trope at the end of the Chiral Valley saga when the hero reflects his inversion spell right back at him, inverting him and causing him to suffer the HumiliationConga of ending up casting every spell he tries to cast on him/her on himself, and eventually turn himself into a harmless frog, which is a rather funny scene, to say the least.
---> '''Hero:''' (after Escherion turns into a frog) Huh... I guess you inverted your powers. Every spell you try to cast on me, you actually cast on yourself.\\
'''Escherion:''' *ribbit ribbit*\\
'''Hero:''' I'm sure you just said something very rude in froggy.
* The Lich Palawa Joko in ''VideoGame/GuildWars: Nightfall'' once terrorised the ''entirety'' of the continent of Elona, whose forces were the greatest threat said continent faced until the Charr invasion many centuries later. Being unable to die or be killed, he had to be [[SealedEvilInACan sealed away]] at the location of his defeat, and there he would have remained... if the plot hadn't required that you release him from his imprisonment for several ''very good'' reasons. But that's okay, all Joko wants is to reform his undead Army Of Darkness, which you've got to help him with as well. Astoundingly, he fails to be a threat for the remainder of the game, and while you're dealing with the BigBad he's spending the rest of the time [[HilarityEnsues hilariously failing to get any sort of organisation from his mindless minions]]. What a guy. [[spoiler:By the second game, he has gotten his act together, and how.]]
** Mad King Thorn is generally loved by players and seen as wacky and amusing. The fact that he and his minions will happily recall the horrors they inflicted on their subjects, such as once having ''an entire village flayed alive'', makes this somewhat inexcusable.
* Many of the player character's evil options in the ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' games are hilarious. And then there's [[RoboticPsychopath a certain over-eager assassin droid.]]
-->"Definition: Love is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometres away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope."
* The dark sided Sith Inquisitor from ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' is quite a comedian. They seem to get the most opportunities to either crack jokes or outright mock their enemies (especially the Jedi) in the funniest way possible. This extends to photo-bombing victory speeches on the Holonet, wagging fingers at Jedi Knights for losing their cool during a battle, and even impersonating Republic officers.
--> Inquisitor: "Master Ramos needs to brush up on his Jedi teachings. <3"
* [=GLaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', [[spoiler: Wheatley]] and Cave Johnson in the sequel. Completely lacking in any sort of ethics, whether business or moral, but certainly quick with a quip.
* The player in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius''. Think [[Film/AustinPowers Dr. Evil]].
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', Dr. Nefarious.
-->"QWAAAAAAARRRRR-" *KRZT* [[SoapWithinAShow "I don't have the capacity for love, Janice. I was cursed by a tribe of gypsy ninjas when I was a kid!" "I know, Lance... I was in that tribe of gypsy ninjas!"]] [[PercussiveMaintenance *THWACK*]] "-RRRRK!"
%% * King Dedede from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series. - ZCE
* Pretty much every evil deed done by the Mercs in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' counts. They're the RagtagBunchOfMisfits of hired killers.
* Dr. Wily, from the ''VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}'' series. He pulls off evil plots like holding a Russian scientist's daughter hostage and [[TheVirus spreading a robot virus]], yet tends to use silly-looking robots, frequently [[FascinatingEyebrow wiggle his eyebrows]], and [[PoseOfSupplication beg for mercy]] upon his defeat. [[OverusedRunningGag Every single time]]. The guy is a living paradox. The best example of this, is the time he stole the world's strongest robots, while wearing a rather [[PaperThinDisguise flimsy disguise]]. This is quite subject to a FunnyAneurysmMoment when you find out that [[spoiler: the horrible, horrible robot war that took up most of ''VideoGame/MegaManX''[='=]s story was his fault]].
* Yuuki Terumi of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' fame is a walking CrowningMomentOfFunny. Much like The Joker himself, most of the fun from watching him comes just from how he enjoys crossing the MoralEventHorizon at every given opportunity. Combine that with being an exceptional LargeHam, and a very efficient ManipulativeBastard, you have one villain you just can't help but laugh with even as he commits atrocity after atrocity.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has Dr Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, though this depends '''''VERY''''' heavily on [[DependingOnTheWriter who's writing him.]] Over the years, his schemes have ranged from legitimate acts of terrorism ([[VideoGame/SonicAdventure attempting to nuke a whole city,]] [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 breaking into a government facility, rigging a military-controlled island with explosives]]) to outlandish MadScientist TakeOverTheWorld plots ([[VideoGame/SonicColors building a giant mind-control ray disguised as an amusement park,]] [[VideoGame/SonicRiders trying to summon an all-powerful genie by holding a racing tournament]]), and his demeanor usually changes to match. Just compare how Creator/MikePollock voices him in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' with how he voices him in ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' and ''VideoGame/SonicFreeRiders''!
* ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'': General Sarrano is an evil, manipulative, foul-mouthed bastard who delights in the suffering of others, gleefully betrays everyone around him, and is generally an all-around un-fun guy to be around. At the same time, he's a hilariously over-the-top jackass with a never-ending stream of creative invective to toss at anyone and everyone around him.
%% * Every villain in the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series. - ZCE
%% * Ditto for the entire RoguesGallery of ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'' (even more so in the [[WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim cartoon]]). - ZCE
* Most of the minor villains from the ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' series. However, they are often [[ShooOutTheClowns phased out]] when the not-so-hilarious BigBad shows up.
* King Bohan and Flying Fox from ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword''. King Bohan is voiced by Creator/AndySerkis and is funny even when being a total bastard. Flying Fox has a very shrill voice and is even hammier than Bohan.
* Kaos, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''. He's got the personality [[Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz and voice]] of WesternAnimation/InvaderZim, LargeHam and all. Though it should be noted he's actually [[BewareTheSillyOnes far more competent than his personality would imply.]] Doesn't make him any less fun to watch, however.
--> '''Kaos:''' My [[HugeHolographicHead head]] is awesome, I tell you! Fear it! Fear my ''GIANT FLOATING HEAD!''
* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'' game, Hippies will try to attack Ninten with rulers. They'll also try to shout into a bullhorn that Ninten's mother was looking for him.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** This is a trait of the Dark Brotherhood, an illegal [[MurderInc organization of assassins]] whose membership mostly takes a [[PsychoForHire sadistic glee]] in killing and who practice a ReligionOfEvil. Though horrifying in their occupation, the Dark Brotherhood is at times downright ''hilarious'', in large part due to their EqualOpportunityEvil RagtagBunchOfMisfits approach to recruiting which brings a lot of distinct personalities together. Special mentions include Gogron gro-Bolmog, a [[MightyGlacier heavy armor wearing]] and [[AnAxeToGrind axe-wielding]] [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]] who has a decidedly ''[[LeeroyJenkins non-stealthy]]'' approach to assassination, and Festus Krex, an [[BadassGrandpa elderly]] [[PlayingWithFire pyromaniac]] mage assassin who ''strongly'' believes that ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' adds Cicero, a jester who is [[{{Understatement}} a touch unstable]], and who also happens to be [[spoiler:the [[OneBadMother Night Mother]]'s keeper, an important position in the Dark Brotherhood]].
* [[spoiler:Hades]] from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness The few times]] when they get dead serious, however, it's actually pretty terrifying.
* [[CrazyAwesome Sho Minamimoto]] from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', if only for how bizarre he is. Even when he's planning genocide and [[spoiler:planning to KillTheGod]], he's somehow hilarious. A language or math certainly helps in that.
* Handsome Jack in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. He is ''evil''. Absolutely, totally evil. And he is such an epic asshole that every conversation with him is side-splittingly hilarious.
%% ** Many, many other antagonists and enemy mooks also fit the bill.
* "Evil" maybe pushing it, but playing [[Franchise/MassEffect Commander Shepard]] as a Renegade can result in some truly hilarious moments and bouts of InsaneTrollLogic.
* It seems ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' has a thing for this, so of course ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' upped the ante with player character Trevor. Abusive, psychopathic, and hilarious.
** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', you have Mike Toreno, the paranoid government agent. Disrespecting dead women to a monologue on how all modern conspiracy theories are nowhere near the truth.
*** There's also Ryder, who provides just about enough humor in almost every cutscene/mission he appears in in spite of his [[{{Jerkass}} rude attitude]].
%% ** Jerry Martinez and Lance Vance from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories''. - ZCE
* Dokurubo from ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'' is a perfect example of this. When the New York Combat Revue challenge him the second time after comforting Rikaritta Aries, He responds to their appearance with "You guys!". But then, he ask who they are, much to the frustration of the team. Sagitta calls him out for stupidity as Rikaritta just announced who they are. In the boss battle, Dokurobu will also try to trick the team into doing a Victory Pose. Despite being dumbfounded at first, Shinjiro see though it and insults him for it. When Shinjiro also insulted Dokurobu's armour, he get angry and gives it a different name: "The Star Division is Stupid!" armour.
* Veigar, the Tiny Master of Evil, from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' literally embodies this trope. This hilarious little yordle is a self-proclaimed EvilOverlord and from time to time delivers gems like "I am evil! Stop laughing!"
* Similarly, ''VideoGame/AtlasReactor'' has Isadora, a hamster [[EvilGenius with an IQ of 6,000]] and ambitions to TakeOverTheWorld. Unlike Veigar, she's fully aware of [[CutenessProximity her adorableness]], and [[ExploitedTrope takes advantage of it every chance she gets]].
* [[PsychoForHire Hasta]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'', though more so in the Vita remake. His strange speech pattern and laid-back manner make it hard to take him seriously, even after he murders some innocents for the sake of getting the party's attention and stabs Luca [[ISurrenderSuckers after getting him to let his guard down.]]
* The Bonne family in ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends'', while they're tearing apart buildings, looting, and generally making nuisances of themselves they do it in an utterly hilarious way. Besides the accidents the servebots get into, Tiesel Bonne screaming at the servebots to close the hatch on his dangerous HumongousMecha or even just the way Tronne Bonne gets chased up a lamppost by a small dog. It's perfectly summed up by one of the citizens on Saul Kada island which the Bonnes have taken over.
-->'''Citizen''': I don't know whether to laugh at the bonnes or run away from them!
* Several members of Organization XIII from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' are this, especially Xigbar. Xigbar is there, casually tossing out surfer slang, wearing an eye patch, explaining (badly) what love is to Roxas, and is a lot of fun to watch. Until you play ''Birth By Sleep'' and ''Kingdom Hearts 3D''. [[spoiler: Where it's revealed that he caused a lot of the problems in ''Birth By Sleep'' and ''[=KH3D=]'' because he willingly let himself become "Half Xehanort" and it's implied that -unlike several other members of the New Organization who were either forced, brainwashed, or a part of the original Xehanort (ItMakesSenseInContext)- knew what would happen if Master Xehanort succeeds and went along with it anyway.]] Demyx is funnier, but he isn't evil enough to completely pull this off.
* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' we have Monokuma, the self-proclaimed headmaster of the Despair Academy. His funny antics and quirks never quite manage to make up for the way he gleefully sets up the murders, watches everyone with cameras and his abilty to violently self-destruct. [[spoiler: Played with, since he is a robot that is controlled by the real mastermind the same presumably goes for them. And oh boy it does. Junko Enoshima is an AxCrazy psychopath who experiences mood swings so violently that they might as well be different personalities. Her shifting her behaviour from a high and mighty EvilOverlord, to a {{Kawaiiko}} complete with ArtShift might seem amusing, if she didn't talk about how she randomly killed her sister [[ForTheEvulz out of boredom]] and her part in causing the collapse of human society ''at the same time'']].
* The Roborobo/Rubberrobo Gang from ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' are an organization of total goofballs who dress in full-body rubber costumes with antennae sticking out of the head portion and shades covering their eyes. While their leaders tend to be competent (sometimes), their rank and file are such [[MinionWithAnFInEvil complete and total nitwits]] that it can be hard to take them seriously ''at all''. In fact, the first time we see one of their members in the first game in the series, he's just stolen a rare medal (the heart and soul of the series' robotic {{Mon}}s)... Only to lose it after being clocked in the head with a stray frisbee thrown by the protagonist and subsequently sent fleeing in panic when said protagonist's dog came to fetch it.
* Uncle Jack of ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' is just meant to be a NonIronicClown, but his tendency towards BlackComedy (especially jokes involving murdering [[DefectorFromDecadence Downers]]) means that he comes across more as this.
* In VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword, Ghirahim manages to be both this ''and'' a KnightOfCerebus. His flamboyant tendencies, disturbing threats, and lack of a sense of personal space leave many players unable to decide whether to laugh or to shudder. [[spoiler:He stops being funny near the end, though.]]
* The Joker again in the ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries Batman: Arkham]]'' series. His plans are always horrific, he kills many innocent people, [[KicktheDog kicks every dog he can]], and indulges in EvilGloating. He's also still very funny, even some of his GameOverMan taunts are funny. His VillainSong "Can't Stop Laughing" in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' is a highlight of this, as he's taunting Batman over the grim events of the series, the DarkestHour he's in, [[spoiler: the deaths of Barbara and Talia, and how he's going to [[SplitPersonalityTakeover become a new Joker]]]], and its ''hysterical''.
** This is notably averted in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' where is his psychopathy is cranked UpToEleven and he isn't funny ''at all'', making him [[KnightOfCerebus considerably more threatening and terrifying]].
* [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4]]'s ''Vault-Tec Workshop'' DLC gives us [[MadScientist Overseer]] [[TheSociopath Valery Barstow]] of Vault 88, who the [[PlayerCharacter Sole Survivor]] assists in creating a [[UndergroundCity Vault]] to test on hapless Wastelanders [[ForScience For Science!]] (read: whatever completely pointless and often needlessly dangerous experiment that [[IncompetenceInc Vault]]-[[EvilInc Tec]] saw as the most entertaining to do at the moment). Despite some of her experiments actually being quite dangerous, the Sole Survivor can choose to [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight alter them to make them actually beneficial]], which irritates her to no end ([[HarmlessVillain but as she's no fighter, she can't respond with violence towards your actions]]). Combine her [[ComedicSociopathy Comedic Sociopathy]] with her [[InsaneTrollLogic Insane Troll Logic]] (one of her experiments involves drugging the Vault's ''soda fountains'' to make people [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul absurdly cheerful]] [[ForTheEvulz for no real reason]]) and utter [[LackOfEmpathy Lack of Empathy]] towards the sweet [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkey]] [[ThePollyanna Clem]] that she tests all her experiments on (like giving him an electricity-producing exercise bike that gives him shocks that can [[BlownAcrossTheRoom throw halfway across the room]]), and she turns out to be quite hilarious. In fact, her last scene in the DLC (if the Survivor chooses only the positive options for her experiments) is for her to throw up her hands in disgust and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere leave your "cheery Purgatory."]]
** [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Fallout: New Vegas']] ''Old World Blues'' [=DLC=] gave us the [[DysfunctionJunction Think Tank]], [[spoiler: the ''true'' antagonists of the [=DLC=]]], although [[LargeHam Dr. Klein]] and [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. Borous]] are the most obvious examples therein. Despite them all being amoral [[MadScientist Mad Scientists]] who parted ways [[LackOfEmpathy with ethics]] and [[SanitySlippage sanity]] a ''loooong'' time ago, they're also completely hilarious due to them being [[ComedicSociopathy cheerfully oblivious to right and wrong]] and [[CloudCuckoolander batshit insane]].
* Dr. N. Gin from the ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' series is portrayed in ''VideoGame/CrashTagTeamRacing'', ''VideoGame/CrashOfTheTitans'', and ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant'' as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with NoIndoorVoice who has a tendency to scream ridiculous things and go on bizarre rants.
-->'''N. Gin''': And when Cortex is triumphant, I will be rewarded! With glories and showers of presents like a million Kwanzaas! Ahha! And I, N. Gin, will be made King of Wumpa Island! Imma be like Serpentor!
* ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'' has the evil Vice President Richard Hawk, who is hilarious when he melodramatically calls out the protagonist's name, makes [[{{Dissimile}} bad similes]], pronounces "darjeeling tea", and speaks with a smug and sarcastic tone. [[spoiler:Even his worst act in the game is portrayed as BlackComedy, where he attempts to nuke America with a missile that's branded "Merry Christmas."]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Most villains in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' are funny at some point, since the comic is so frequently toeing the line between serious stories and crazy comedy.
** [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Lord Horribus]]: One moment he's begging for his teddy bear (making him vice president to his empire, no less) and getting hit in the head with anvils in the middle of his Dramatic Entrance, the next he's killing off significant characters.
** Darksoul in the "Oceans Unmoving" storyline is a borderline example, whose humor mostly comes after you find out the plot twist; [[spoiler: He is actually the present day Bun-bun, while the Bun-bun shown is from the past; present day Bun-bun (Darksoul) has Laser Guided Amnesia, and his pseudo-deadpan snarking is actually him ticked off on the fact that he has no idea what's going on; everything his past self is involved in is ridiculously random ("Leaf people?"), and he knows he should know what's going on]].
* Lord Attez seems this way in ''Webcomic/CwensQuest''. Although we only see [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=314161 very little of him]], it seems pretty clear he is a hysterical & horrible person from his [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=432637 various traumatized children]].
* Black Mage in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' could be downright hilarious, whether plotting against his teammates or [[ButtMonkey while suffering]].
* Richard from ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' is an evil undead warlock whose ComedicSociopathy provides a lot of BlackComedy.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', being a humorous webcomic, provides a number of hilarious evil characters.
** [[BigBad Xykon]] may be a horrible threat, but he gets some of the best lines and comedic moments.
** The Monster in the Darkness is an all-powerful creature and a MinionWithAnFInEvil at the same time.
** [[MagnificentBastard Tarquin]], a man of [[DeadpanSnarker remarkably dry wit]] and a [[GenreSavvy love of heroic tropes]] who celebrated his reunion with his son with a festival of lights... made out of immolated prisoners.
** [[TheBrute Thog]], who is a brutal barbarian with the mind of a child. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0788.html by Tarquin]]:
---> '''Tarquin:''' But once he won the first two or three bouts I threw his way, I couldn't just slit his throat in the night, you know? [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall He's a crowd favourite. It's weird, no matter how many people he kills, the audience still think he's lovable.]]
** And among the heroes we have the TokenEvilTeammate Belkar Bitterleaf, who is a DeadpanSnarker and TheNapoleon who often engages in ComedicSociopathy.
* [[BigBad Zenith]] from ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty''. She constantly forgets why her MixAndMatchCritter boyfriend has [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/04/25/plot/ elephant feet]], mistakes [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible ferret speak]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/09/12/table-for-blue/ for a language her target uses only to think with]], and gets [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/12/12/nothing-to-see-here/ chased out of a restaurant by its overly eager staff]].
* Being a {{Gaslamp Fantasy}} based in a world where {{Mad Scientist}}s rule the world ([[TheChainsOfCommanding ...terribly, mind you]]), ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is naturally '''full''' of examples.
** First and foremost, we have [[DarkActionGirl Bangladesh DuPree]], an AxeCrazy [[SkyPirate pirate queen]] in the pay of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Baron Klaus Wulfenbach]]. She's shown to be completely psychotic, enjoying murder to a level approaching fetishistic...and yet is an absolute riot, due in part to her [[PsychopathicManchild rather childish demeanor]] and [[PerkyFemaleMinion gleefully perky way]] in which she dispatches her enemies. As she herself points out, why should she play down what she does when she's ''proud'' of what she does?
** Next in line is [[TheOathBreaker Captain Vole]], the only [[SuperSoldier Jäeger]] to ever be discharged from their order, as he tried killing [[WhiteSheep the Heterodyne Boys]] for not being enough like their villainous ancestors. Suffice to say, he's a massive BloodKnight, verging to the point of OmnicidalManiac (wanting to "burn Europa to the ground and gnaw the ashes"). However, he's still ''very'' funny, in part due to his [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] [[SmarterThanYouLook intellect]] and habit of [[TheChewToy getting the crud kicked out of him]] whenever his more antagonistic qualities are highlighted.
** Then we have [[AIIsACrapshoot Castle Heterodyne]], an AxeCrazy [[MadScientistLaboratory Mad Scientist's Laboratory]] and {{Big Fancy Castle}} that has GoneHorriblyRight, being the ancestral home of the Heterodyne family. Castle Heterodyne is presented as [[UpToEleven being psychotic even for the standards of the setting]], smugly thinking of itself having a sense of humor as it horribly kills people in various booby traps or just acts like a massive {{Troll}} towards them. Of course, the Castle is one of the funniest characters in the entire comic, being in part that we (the readers) have the benefit of the fourth wall to understand the Castle's [[BlackComedy sense of humor]].
*** Speaking of Castle Heterodyne, both Dr. Mittlemind and Dr. Mezzasalma (two of the crazy Sparks imprisoned inside of the Castle by the Baron trying to repair it) count as this. Both are incredibly dangerous and crazy (even by Spark standards), but their (comparatively) [[HarmlessVillain low overall threat level]] and the fact that they act mostly like raving loons (especially the former, who was a nutty-enough social scientist to trap entire towns in order to turn them into mazes) puts them on this list.
** Most recently, we can add the [[ExtremeOmnivore Beast of the Rails]] to this list. The Beast is an AxeCrazy [[CoolTrain sapient train]] invented by the Heterodynes for the [[BadassPreacher Corbettite Order]] (who operate a passenger rail line throughout Europa). Unfortunately, the Beast acts like a {{Spoiled Brat}} that [[VillainousGlutton simply devours all in sight]], and is [[EvilIsPetty hilariously petty & childish]] when it is accidentally released from the Corbettite's prison. It helps that when the Beast is defeated, [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan it is sealed into a small Dingbot]] and [[HeelFaceTurn assists]] [[PragmaticAntiHero Agatha]] in her adventures, now having a role closer to that of a BackseatDriver than the omnicidal engine it used to be]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Tez On Toast in later episodes of ''WebVideo/KateModern'', in a decidedly un-harmless way.
%% * Music/DoctorSteel. - ZCE
* There will be blood / It might be yours / So go kill someone / Signed [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Bad Horse]]
%% * ''WebVideo/DiamandaHagan'' runs on this. - ZCE
* Psycho Gecko, the main character of ''Literature/WorldDominationInRetrospect'' is dangerous and hilarious. He even weaponized the "Why did the chicken cross the road?" joke.
* Tom Foolery from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. Given that he's an {{Expy}} of both the Joker and the Toyman, his falling into this trope is expected.
* This is basically a recruitment must have for LetsPlay/{{Sips}} and LetsPlay/{{Sjin}}'s company, Sipsco. Typically most recruits are amoral, show little concern for the well-being of others, and have brilliantly dark senses of humour. A textbook example would be [[spoiler:Zips]] in ''[[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries Sipsco Space Programme]]'', who is dangerously unstable as far as his mind is concerned, as well as a MadBomber and traitor. On top of all this, he's such a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} that his mental antics just become fantastically funny.
* LetsPlay/HatFilms are presenting themselves as this in "Hat Corp", where they are essentially the main antagonists. They are capable of being pointlessly cruel to others, such as Sjin and LetsPlay/LewisBrindley submitting entire groups of mobs to [[ForTheEvulz unnecessarily painful deaths]], and basically being [[BigBadDuumvirate the biggest threat on the server]]. They are also funny in their cruelty, with acts so over-the-top that it's hard not to laugh.
* Maximus Slade from ''Literature/{{TOT}}'' is a murderous werewolf who has no problem preying on children or tormenting them for his own amusement. He's also a PsychopathicManchild who acts like a {{Troll}} and frequently taunts his victims by joking with them.
* ''WebVideo/AskThatGuyWithTheGlasses'': Ask That Guy's solution to world hunger? [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Eat all hungry people]]. Oh, and vegetarians, because they won't help us eat the hungry people. And math teachers. [[EverybodyHatesMathematics Nobody likes math teachers.]]
* When [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Machinima/RedVsBlue Red Vs Blue]] doesn't have their villains being [[KnightOfCerebus utterly terrifying]], they're usually this (or sometimes [[NotSoHarmlessVillain both]]).
** [[EvilIsHammy O'Malley/Omega]], the BigBad of [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheBloodGulchChronicles The Blood Gulch Chronicles]] [[spoiler: and [[TokenEvilTeammate kinda]]-[[EnemyMine ally]] of the Blood Gulch Crew during [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheChorusTrilogy The Chorus Trilogy]] as a [[SplitPersonality Split Personality]] of Doc]]. On the one hand, he's an [[AxCrazy Ax-Crazy]] A.I. [[spoiler: fragment]] who wants to both [[TakeOverTheWorld conquer]] ''and'' [[GenericDoomsdayVillain destroy the entire Milky Way galaxy]]. On the other hand, [[HarmlessVillain he's also]] [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ridiculously ineffectual]] due to him primarily [[DemonicPossession being stuck]] in the mind of the [[ButtMonkey completely useless]] and [[ActualPacifist pacifistic]] [[NiceGuy Doc]]. Most of the time his grandiose plans are foiled not by the competence of his foes ([[SurroundedByIdiots or lack]] [[ArmedFarces thereof]]), but by his terrible luck and habit of [[TalkingIsAFreeAction spending too much time]] [[ChewingTheScenery Chewing The Scenery]]. The version of him encountered during [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheProjectFreelancerSaga The Project Freelancer Saga]], [[MoodWhiplash however]]... [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant is]] [[NotSoHarmlessVillain another trope]] [[ThePowerOfHate entirely]].
*** To a lesser extent, there's also [[LargeHam the Red Zealot]] of the [[ThisLoserIsYou Battle Creek Zealots]]. While the rest of the [[BloodKnight Zealots]] are [[TakeThatAudience parodies of the traditional behavior of gamers]] in ''[[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved Halo]]'' multiplayer matches, the Red Zealot stands by being ''[[UpToEleven completely]] [[CloudCuckoolander bonkers]]'' because of his [[ChurchMilitant fanatical worship]] of [[CargoCult the flags]] in "Capture the Flag." Combining his [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness ridiculously flowery way of speaking]] (which is often [[RuleOfSymbolism rich in comparisons to biblical scripture]]) with his belief that [[BewareTheSillyOnes Caboose]] is the {{AntiChrist}} (or ''[[InsistentTerminology "Anti-Flag"]]'', as he calls him), and he's often seen as the funniest villain in the entire show.
** [[spoiler: [[EvilAllAlong Felix]]]] and his interactions with [[KnightOfCerebus Locus]] and [[spoiler: [[AscendedExtra Sharkface]]]] in [[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheChorusTrilogy The Chorus Trilogy]]. The rest of the [[spoiler: [[SpacePirates Space Pirates]]]] also count as this to a lesser degree, what with their [[SeinfeldianConversation petty arguments]] baring [[NotSoDifferent more than a slight resemblance to those between]] [[AntiHero the Blood]] [[TeethClenchedTeamwork Gulch Crew]]. Despite them all being [[PrivateMilitaryContractors ruthless mercenaries]] hired to [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out an entire planet]] [[WarForFunAndProfit for a quick buck]]]], they're surprisingly hilarious when talking to each other. Some of the funniest scenes in the trilogy are of Locus and [[spoiler: Felix]] passive-aggressively arguing with each other, and of [[spoiler: Felix]] [[NeverMyFault constantly pushing the blame of events]] away from himself while acting more like an [[PsychopathicManchild childish]] [[EvilIsPetty and obnoxious]] [[JerkAss douche]] than a heartless killer.
** Heavily downplayed, but the BigBad of Season 15 ([[spoiler:[[SerialKiller Mark Temple]]]]) still has his funny moments despite him being a [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant terrifyingly]] [[AxCrazy Ax-Crazy]] [[KnightOfCerebus terrorist and]] [[BombThrowingAnarchists anarchist]] with a [[TragicVillain pitch-dark tragic backstory]]. Most notably, [[TheReveal the infamous reveal]] of his [[spoiler: [[WaxMuseumMorgue Wax Museum Morgue]]]] still has him [[LargeHam over-dramatically rolling his "r"s]] during it. Also, [[FreezeFrameBonus later shots of his private computer]] show that among his Internet searches are [[ObviouslyEvil "how to villain"]] and [[YouMakeMeSic "Shakesphere monologues"]]. He also [[EvilIsPetty childishly insults his underlings]] (he calls [[spoiler: [[TokenGoodTeammate Loco]]]] a "fuckface" for not finishing the bomb he needed on time) and generally acts [[PsychopathicManchild more like a little kid pretending to be a villain]] than an ''actual'' villain. This is fully cemented in the season's penultimate episode, where he gives a [[StylisticSuck hysterically awful]] [[EvilGloating evil monologue]] to the [[spoiler:armor-locked Reds and Blues]], which consists of an absurd string of half-forgotten [[WaxingLyrical song lyrics]] and {{Metaphorgotten}} old quotes - all backed by a [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn "monologue mix."]]
* ''WebVideo/LeftPOORDead'': Smedley is a very humorous but evil character.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** Cartman. An individual whose antics can sometimes backfire and lead to his humiliation, but he shows that he's capable of this, for example being able to team up with Cthulhu.
** Saddam Hussein as well, particularly in [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut the movie]].
%% * Roger Smith from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. - ZCE
* Stewie Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', starting with the very fact that he's [[EnfantTerrible a one-year-old baby who is an evil mastermind]].
* Don Karnage in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. Let's see: [[JustAStupidAccent Funny accent]]? Check. [[AmbiguouslyGay Eccentric and flamboyant]]? Check. [[SurroundedByIdiots Incompetent Minions]]? Check. Ruthless pirate who thinks nothing of dropping a child twenty thousand feet to his death or setting a town on fire with a LightningGun? Erm... check.
** Colonel Ivanod Spigot is too; among other things suffers from Napoleonic complex and a speech impediment, and is always worry that is going to be executed. Though that's justified as he works for a totalitarian government.
* Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. He's rather... goofy for being the UltimateEvil and all. [[DependingOnTheWriter Varies depending on the episode]], there are some that present him as legitimately evil and a threatening figure. [[BewareTheSillyOnes Or sometimes a bit of both.]]
** Scaramouche, the robot [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]], introduced in Season 5. He may be [[AxCrazy insane]], but damn does he have a [[CloudCuckooLander unique]] personality.
* All the villains in ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', with the possible exception of KnightOfCerebus Taurus Bulba. Negaduck is a good example of a villain who pulls of both [[LargeHam hilarious]] and [[AxCrazy dangerous]] at the same time.
-->'''Negaduck:''' "When I throw...'' '''THE SWITCH!!!!!'''"''
** Even Bulba has his moments:
--->'''Darkwing (taken by surprise after already doing his dramatic intro):''' Er... I am the terror that flaps in the night. I am... the sur-surprise in your... cereal box...\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Bulba]]:''' Yes, yes, I know. I heard.
** The villains in the Duck shows in general tend to be like this; Flintheart Glomgold, Magica de Spell, and the Beagle Boys in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' for example, not to mention ''WesternAnimation/CountDuckula'' villains Dr. Von Goosewing and The Egg.
* Prime Evil, from ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', was absolutely hilarious, thanks to a) the writing and b) Alan Oppenheimer's LargeHam acting.
* Like everything else in ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', the villains were hilarious.
* ComicBook/LexLuthor in the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movies is funny for many reasons, but it meshes well with the character. Luthor in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBrainiacAttacks'' is ridiculously campy, and it doesn't... work... well...
** Outside of his... regrettable... SupermanBrainiacAttacks appearance, the DCAU ComicBook/LexLuthor can fit this trope to the proverbial 'T', thanks to clever writing and Clancy Brown's brilliant voice acting.
-->'''Luthor:''' "Goodbye, [[spoiler:Grodd]]. It could have gone the other way."
-->'''[[spoiler:Grodd]]:''' "It really could have, couldn't it?"
-->'''Luthor:''' "No, but [[PreMortemOneLiner why speak ill of the dead]]?"
--> *cue airlocking*
* Bizarro is a creature with all the powers of the Man of Steel, and [[DumbMuscle an intellect that insults egg plants by association]]. To be fair, he may actually be quite competent, especially in the Franchise/{{DCAU}} where [[TooDumbToFool he is the only one to notice]] that something is wrong with Lex Luthor (namely that Lex and Flash are body swapped), but because he expresses himself in opposite action every time he speaks, no one gives him the time of day.
--->'''Bizarro:''' "Ever since [[ItMakesSenseInContext you plug into monkey's head,]] you acting [[MetaphoricallyTrue perfectly sane and rational.]]" ''[[{{Beat}} (pauses thoughtfully)]]'' "[[Funny/JusticeLeague Am you Bizarro's mommy?]]"
* Most of the villains in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' are laughable, especially [[HarmlessVillain Dr. Drakken]] (with [[DeadpanSnarker Shego's running commentary]] serving to [[LampshadeHanging highlight]] his laughability). Even the ScaryDogmaticAliens, who can't grasp English idioms and have [[InventionalWisdom a goddam Off-button in their ship]] (except when [[MoralEventHorizon they threaten to kill Kim]] and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay mount her]] [[BerserkButton in front of Ron]]).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Blitzwing by himself is funny, particularly when his "random" personality is in control ("Ooh, I wanna see him turn into a fire truck, can I, can I, can I?"), but him and Lugnut sniping at each other is hilarious.
** Extra points for being a pretty competent and evil villain - one notable appearance includes tearing off [[CombatMedic Ratchet's]] ''hand'' (and making a reference to ''[[ImAHumanitarian eating]]'' it some episodes later. [[ComedicSociopathy Hilariously]].).
** Other villains have their moments, too, some more than others. Swindle, for example, is an ArmsDealer who acts like nothing so much as an overly-excited infomercial host. (In fact, his mannerisms were based partly on Ron Popeil.) And, because this show is so MerchandiseDriven, you can have your own little plastic Swindle for just $10.99! ButWaitTheresMore!
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'''s Dark Lord Chuckles, The Silly Piggy. It's in the name. For bonus points, this is how he actually announces himself.
%% * Bebop and Rocksteady from the 1980s ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' cartoon. Sometimes Shredder and Krang get in on it, too. - ZCE
%% * Essentially '''all''' the villains from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', but The Monarch stands out. - ZCE
* The Joker from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. From his bizarrely eclectic outfit to his equally bizarre way of fighting, the man simply cannot pass on the opportunity to do ''anything'' with a comedic twist. Naturally, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks some fans were not pleased]].
** Others found him the funniest Joker yet and quite terrifying.
** The Joker from the DCAU universe definitively qualifies as well. In fact, he even supplies the Trope Picture (more specifically, it was taken in his first scene in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' [[HaHaHaNo where he briefly fakes out Bonk with execution, shortly before doing so for real]]).
* Any villain on ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' other than [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Dick Hardly]]. Mostly [[CampGay Him]] and to a slight lesser extent Mojo.
* The titular [[VillainProtagonist protagonist]] of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. Or just the [[AmusingAlien Irkens in general]], really. Who knew planet-scale genocide could be such a riot?
* Dr. Robotnik/Eggman of the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games is humorous but legitimately threatening most of the time. However, in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', he is depicted as bumbling and hilarious, aided by the stellar {{Large Ham}}ming of the late Long John Baldry.
** Almost all renditions of the doctor are this in heavy doses (save maybe [[KnightOfCerebus the]] ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm'' version, though even he [[TheComicallySerious isn't void of comical moments]]).
%% ** While we're at it, Scratch and Grounder in Adventures... - ZCE
* Heloise from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is an AxCrazy EnfantTerrible known for her {{yandere}} attraction to Jimmy. As you might guess, she's quite hilarious. [[TheCaligula Lucius]] can be this as well.
%% * [[TheDevilIsALoser The Red Guy]] from ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken''. - ZCE
* Jetstorm from ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' is AxCrazy even by ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' standards but his LargeHam personality and horrible sense of humour make him one of the most enjoyable villains in the entire franchise.
-->"This is Captain Jetstorm speaking. Please feel free to run about the tarmac and flee for you miserable little lives."
** Ditto for [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Inferno]]! (though mainly for his LargeHam, UndyingLoyalty, InsistentTerminology, AxCrazy, etc.) At least before his VillainDecay...
* Skybite of ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' is the IneffectualSympatheticVillain version.
%% ** Any Predacon who isn't Megatron/Galvatron. - ZCE
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. Yes, he wants to take over the entire Tri-State area, and has created everything from Killer Robots and mind-control helmets... [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain but he's so bad at it, it's hilarious]]! Compared to his alternate universe self, Doof-2 from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'', [[EvenEvilHasStandards he's a pretty decent guy]]. Doof-2 was willing to kill complete innocents and his alternate-self, just for the sake of it. Though he still fills this trope by, among other things, announcing their doom with a sock-puppet.
** The other members of [[FunWithAcronyms L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N]] count as well. Each spends their days building devices with distinctive suffixes (inator, izer, ator, ect.) and having their plans foiled by an animal agent.
* Every villain from ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleFlyingBears'', most notably Skulk and Sammy. - ZCE
* Discord from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is much like ComicBook/TheJoker in terms of this trope. One moment you'll be laughing at him, the next you'll be completely horrified as he {{break|TheCutie}}s and {{brainwash|ed}}es the Mane Cast.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' the Green Goblin doesn't get annoyed by the Web-Head's quipping and mocking and still has the original version's wacky personality, manipulative planning, and amazing acrobatism. He is shown to crack sadistic jokes.
* Skeletor from ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' became this in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' --in the original minicomics he was a fairly serious villain, but since censors were constantly breathing down Creator/{{Filmation}}'s neck about what they perceived to be a horribly violent cartoon about a sword-swinging barbarian, they decided to make the scary man with a SkullForAHead less scary by playing him for laughs. Though still an evil schemer, the cartoon Skeletor was turned into a LaughingMad DeadpanSnarker who kept cracking one-liners in which he insulted the world in general and lamented how he was SurroundedByIdiots, with a ridiculous, non-menacing voice to boot. [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002 The 2002 remake]] of the show turned him a little more menacing and threatening, but kept his sarcasms and general tendency to get all the best lines in the show.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' Knock Out who has the most hilarious lines in the show, and is so vain about his appearance that he borders on being a parodic metrosexual.
%% * Varrick from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' counts as one. - ZCE
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has Bill Cipher, a powerful (and [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/gravityfalls/images/e/ea/S1e19_bill_snap.png/revision/latest?cb=20130905173319 weirdly adorable]]) "dream demon" who combines bone-chilling sociopathy with a jovial, irreverent demeanor and a twisted sense of humor.
-->'''Bill:''' Here, kid! Deer teeth, for you!
-->'''Gideon:''' AAAH! You're ''insane''!
-->'''Bill:''' Sure I am, what's your point?
* Many villains from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'':
** Despite trying to act serious and tough, Lord Hater is pretty comical at times.
** Lord Hater's villainous rival, Emperor Awesome, is an AgentPeacock shark-man who lives to party and who will flirt with anything vaguely female, from Wander's partner/steed Sylvia to [[ItMakesSenseInContext a possessed sandwich]].
** Dr. Screwball Jones from "The Boy Wander" is a goofy-looking super-villain devoted to making people laugh, [[TickleTorture whether they like it or not]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' has Louise, who takes ComedicSociopathy to its logical extreme by ''actually'' being a sociopath. She's described on [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] as being "manipulative and aggressive...more than willing to exploit people", not exactly terms usually used to describe a protagonist. Her actions aren't always even harmless to the other protagonists of the show, and she very seldom expresses anything approaching remorse, although ultimately she is shown to [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther love her family]]. However, that doesn't keep her from being absolutely hilarious.
* As a {{black comedy}} show, ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' has more than its fair share of funny villains:
** Uncle Ruckus is a hardcore [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain white supremacist]]... [[BoomerangBigot who happens to be black]]. He usually appears {{once per episode}} to make [[CrossesTheLineTwice outrageous comments]].
** Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, an evil old man who likes to mess with other people [[ForTheEvulz for his own amusement]]. His personality and actions are so [[EvilIsHammy over-the-top]] that it's hard not to laugh along with him.
** Ed Wuncler III and Gin Rummy are a duo of {{stupid crooks}} who go around town robbing people, but most of the time they're [[StupidEvil too dim-witted]] to succeed with any of their crimes.
** Deborah Leevil is a [[EvilIsHammy hammy]] and {{card carrying|villain}} supervillainess who who wants to [[BoomerangBigot destroy black people]]... through the mind-rotting power of [[Creator/{{BET}} a certain TV channel]].
%% * Pretty much all the villains in ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', most notably Snaptrap and The Chameleon. - ZCE
* Peridot in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' was callous to the extreme, even towards members of her own species, and talked about nightmarishly cruel experiments in [[spoiler:Gem fusion]] like she's recording the heights of soybeans, but at the same time her dorkiness, constant frustration, ridiculous facial expressions, and one particular scene where she [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuDqJ6QvT5M soared away on a helicopter made from her own techno-fingers while giggling like a loon]] made her a source of constant amusement. She got even funnier following her HeelFaceTurn.
* Sideshow Bob from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has all the dry wit of a character voiced by Creator/KelseyGrammer and the overriding goal of killing Bart Simpson.
* Dan in ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' is a criminal lunatic obsessed with revenge, but it's very amusing watching his flimsy attempts to justify his every immoral act, and his [[ZanyScheme plans]] tend to derail hilariously
* WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', while his characterization is pretty much DependingOnTheWriter, is usually a comedic villain.
* King Max from ''WesternAnimation/TheBiskitts''.
* The Alligators from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kissyfur}}''.
* Master Blaster from ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo''.
* Clandestino from ''WesternAnimation/TheBluffers''.
* Mother Brain from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster''.
* Momo from ''WesternAnimation/StarStreetTheAdventuresOfTheStarKids''.
* WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPahkitewIsland plays this up with ineffectual villain Max. He attempts to be evil and can actually produce things like a helmet that turns animals evil, but his lack of common sense and ForTheEvulz attitude makes him completely comical.
* Empress Geela from ''WesternAnimation/SpacePOP'' is a cruel dictator who took over the princesses' planets and kidnapped their parents, but she spends most of her time on vapid, self-promoting TV shows and reveling in her own evilness.
* Simon from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' is a 3000-year-old gremlin who destroyed Trollzopolis once and wields powerful magic, but he looks and acts like a 9-year-old boy and has no aptitude for modern technology. He's also quite proud of being evil, as is his sidekick Snarf.
* ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'' has this with Lord Boxman and his robots Darrel, Shannon, and Raymond. Boxman has a comically petty hatred of Lakewood Plaza Turbo and tends to act like an ineffectual bully, while his robots often behave childishly and have a misfortune of [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain constantly being beaten effortlessly by the heroes in spite of their best efforts]].