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[[caption-width-right:300:Sucker bet. Gets me everytime.]]

->''"My aura has never been pinker!"''
-->-- '''Ty Lee''' letting her AxCrazy boss know how she's doing, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''

A good way of applying the humor of TheComicallySerious to villains is by pairing them with the Perky Female Minion. This character is something like the DistaffCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}} to the EnigmaticMinion; they can range in psyche from PunchClockVillain to [[CuteAndPsycho fairly psychotic]], but have an upbeat, GenkiGirl personality in sharp contrast to the villain they serve who will be gloomy, AxCrazy, etc. If the female minion has a crush on the other villain, it will generally be of the MadLove variety, although this affection isn't a requirement, [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling nor is its reciprocation]].

However, despite her cheerfulness and energy, she is usually still good at what she does. When this is the case, her employer usually views her as a BunnyEarsLawyer.

Compare SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl for a similar dynamic. Contrasts TheBaroness for the exact opposite, a chilly and sadistic villainess. Can be a subtrope of VileVillainLaughableLackey.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/CyberTeamInAkihabara'' has Blood Falcon, [[NerdsAreSexy Death Crow]], and [[IdolSinger Dark Pidgeon]]. All of them are in love with the gloomy villain, and all of them are ''extremely'' perky. They're also [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain completely incompetent]].
* ''Anime/MonColleKnights'' has Batch and Guuko. Guuko is the most perkiest of the two, if not the most dimwitted one.
* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' has Sonia, Griffith's New Band Of The Hawk's MissionControl, who is also infatuated with her boss. Despite being always surrounded by horrible monsters -- known as Apostles -- she is always smiling and welcoming.
* Excel from ''Manga/ExcelSaga'' toward Il Palazzo, although he is more of a jerk than AxCrazy. Though he ''does'' have that disturbing habit of killing her for trivial reasons.
* Misa Amane toward Light in ''Manga/DeathNote'', in which Light would kill her without a second thought were she not useful to him, and had her MamaBear Shinigami (Rem) not threatened to kill ''him'' if he hurt her.
* Shader, the catgirl demon in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Stark's fraccion, Lilinette Gingerback, and [[BloodKnight Zaraki]] [[AxCrazy Kenpachi]]'s vice captain Yachiru.
* Yuuri in ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is the perky, suck-up BrattyHalfPint in the first QuirkyMinibossSquad. She and all her teammates also fall under MadLove (except Mimi and Sheshe, [[MinionShipping who are involved with each other]]) but only Yuuri fits the Perky Female Minion description. Alala from the second arc plays the role of Perky Female Minion as well, though she isn't nearly as attached to her respective BigBad.
* Franchise/LyricalNanoha:
** [[{{Cyborg}} Sein and Wendi]] of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers''. Their unprofessional personalities in a team [[SuperSoldier created to be war machines]] is given many a LampshadeHanging by the older cyborgs [[AllThereInTheManual in the manga chapter that featured them]].
** Fate's EvilKnockoff [[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Levi]] is loud, energetic and an airhead, in contrast to Nanoha's EvilKnockoff Stern who is calm, reversed and very intelligent. Though, Hayate's EvilKnockoff Dearche is even louder than Levi, Dearche isn't a minion, she's the king and always serious.
** Arnage of the Hückebein family from ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' has the least dark character portrayal and is actually pretty funny. Like Sein and Wendi, she's a GenkiGirl, and additionally a BigEater.
** Curren Hückebein is a Perky Female ''BigBad''. She often acts very childish and puts cute faces, but since she's the BigBad ''and'' a MoodSwinger, she always switch to her dark and creepy persona.
** Lolo Endive of the Grendel family, also from ''Force'', is the GenkiGirl in contrast to ColdSniper Mariya Ranevskaya and the NotSoStoic Quinn Garland.
* An exception to the AlwaysFemale rule in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s Warrant Officer Schrödinger. For good measure, he's also a catboy. This being Hellsing though, he does occasionally exhibit a SlasherSmile.
** Played straight on the other hand with Rip van Winkle, who is surprisingly [[CloudCuckoolander airheaded]] and [[GenkiGirl cheerful]] for a member of a nazi batallion, in direct contrast to Zorin, who is [[PsychoForHire anything but]] [[DarkChick this]].
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Commander Mars of Team Galactic jumps up and down with joy and gets childishly excited at the thought of blowing up one of Sinnoh's lakes. In her first appearance, she also stops what she's doing to listen to one of Dia and Pearl's comedy routines.

* ComicBook/HarleyQuinn was originally a psychiatrist assigned to ComicBook/TheJoker, but wound up [[MadLove falling in love with him]] and helping him in his crimes. She's an unrepentant murderer, but so cheerful and so absolutely devoted to "Mistah J" that one can't help but pity her when he slaps her around and[=/=]or threatens to kill her.
* Minordomo, assistant to Majordomo (who is Mojo's assistant himself) in ''ComicBook/XMen''. She's so [[GenkiGirl genki]] she suffers repeated ''heart attacks'' getting worked up over imagined disasters. Since she [[FunnyRobot is also an android]], this typically just requires someone to hit her reset button, rather than having any lasting effect. This makes the two of them a SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl duo.
* Mariah is the Colonel's perky assassin in ''ComicBook/SinCity'' that is both fashionable and a DeadpanSnarker.
* Doctor Aphra to Darth ''freaking'' Vader in ''ComicBook/StarWarsDarthVader''.
* ''Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'' villain ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} had the very short-lived Birdy, who played this role for him. In the comics it was just a front as she had been unwillingly ReforgedIntoAMinion by him, but in her adaptational appearances in the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever games it was played completely straight.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', [[spoiler:Hilda]] of all people is this to the Bloodline Prince. She's a rather upbeat MadMathematician and freely admits to sleep with the Prince, but from what is seen, [[SubordinateExcuse he treats her well and clearly enjoys it.]]

* Columbia in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. She's quite a bit like Harley Quinn.
** In the sequel, ''Film/ShockTreatment''. Nell Campbell now plays a similar character, Nurse Ansalong.
* While Martin is an AntiHero rather than villain in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'', Marcella, his SassySecretary fits this trope pretty well. Unsurprisingly, there isn't a romantic relationship between the two (they are played by siblings John and Joan Cusack), and in fact both don't really seem to like so much as ''respect'' each other.
* Miss Teschmacher in the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movies.
** Kitty takes over this role for ''Film/SupermanReturns''.
* Although in this case, they are both AxCrazy, in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, Bellatrix Lestrange comes across as one of these, as a contrast to Voldemort. While Voldemort is very cold and doesn't really emote normally, Bellatrix is gleefully psychopathic. Because of her crush on Voldemort, it seems like if this were a (very strange) romantic comedy, Bellatrix would be a ManicPixieDreamGirl.
* Spann in ''[=ChromeSkull=]: Film/LaidToRest 2''.
* Janice in ''Film/InitiationSilentNightDeadlyNight4''.

* Juliet Butler of ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'', sister to Artemis's BattleButler. She eventually decides that body-guarding isn't her thing and leaves to try out for a wrestling team.
--> '''Artemis:''' I can only hope that she fails the audition. Though I doubt it. She is a [[BadassFamily Butler]], after all.
* In ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'', this is basically Claire's official job description. Her villainous costume is a full-body teddy bear costume, which helps enhance her power to [[CutenessProximity cloud minds with cuteness]].
* Cindy Wakowski aka Red Riding Hood fills this role for VillainProtagonist Merciless in ''Literature/TheSupervillainySaga'' as she serves as a constant source of sass and {{Fanservice}} for the villain. Eventually, they get a RelationshipUpgrade.
* Khita from ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial. She's a young woman who is part of Herad's group of bandits. She has a perky personality and her actions are usually used as comic relief. No one really takes her all that seriously, but she's also far from useless in a fight. She really likes her knives.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Elle from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' is sort of both sides: half perky and half psycho.
* Harmony in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is initially this to Spike. Later she takes the same role for ''Series/{{Angel}}'', who, while not evil (most of the time), is gloomy enough to retain the contrast.
* Mele from ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger''. While she could get deep-voiced, if the subject is about her [[TheComicallySerious Rio-sama]], she starts getting perky and lovey-dopey. Also, during the mecha fights, while the commentator would seem to support the Gekirangers' mecha, Mele would cheer on the [=RinJyuKen=] monsters if they're gaining ground. She later develops into a full-fledged LoveMartyr and plays a huge part in redeeming her and Rio.
** Many Franchise/SuperSentai series have one. Mele was preceded by [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Shizuka]], who was preceded by [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Nai and Mea.]]
*** The ''PowerRangers'' version has 'em, but in different characters. Mele and Shizuka become the [[FemmeFatale femmes fatale]] Camille and Miratrix, and Necrolai doesn't turn into a pair of {{Perky Goth}}s likely due to budget. However, ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' has Marah and Kapri, the BigBad's perky evil teen nieces.
* Jilly Kitzenger from ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' is an incredibly perky but almost conscienceless corporate shill for the pharmaceutical company [[spoiler: that caused the Miracle as part of a plan to seize power.]]
-->'''Vera Juarez:''' This is disgusting. \\
'''Jilly Kitzinger:''' [huge grin on her face] I KNOW!!
* Most of the villains in the campy '60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series had at least ''one'', maybe a couple. Exactly big a role they played in the villain's gang and how loyal they were varied. (Not to mention how loyal the villain was to ''her''; the Joker betrayed one Perky Female Minion, who made a HeelFaceTurn as a result.)

* Paula with Professor Nebulous in ''Radio/{{Nebulous}}'' -- although Nebulous isn't evil, he's a humourless jerk of a MadScientist with a God-complex who once blew up the Isle of Wight because he wanted to move it to the right a bit. Despite this, Paula has an incredibly poorly-disguised infatuation with Nebulous, to the point that at one point, when Nebulous breaks his arm, Paula tries to kiss it better, prompting Nebulous to reply "Paula... that's my midriff".
** This is lampshaded with her surname -- Breeze.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Jolistina Susperio, an enemy in the ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' module "The Curse of the Crimson Throne," is a cheerfully homicidal (and TooKinkyToTorture in the bargain) VillainousHarlequin who works for a less outgoing necromancer.

* Columbia from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.
* Even Musical Theater does not lack these girls! Mrs. Lovett from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' is meant to be an outgoing, fun, and lively counterpart to the brooding Sweeney. It makes her later acts of villainy even more horrifying.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Uzuki from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' is a good example when paired with the composer, especially when she giggles.
* Lash in ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars''. She plays it to the hilt when paired with TheStoic EnigmaticMinion Hawke in ''Dual Strike''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' (1) has ''[[QuirkyMinibossSquad three]]'' of these; Nana, Saki, and Mio are ALL in love with the Colonel, and only fight with any effectiveness as a team. They are comically annoying even to their own side, but ultimately seem to be well-intentioned... Or at least intentioned alongside their boss. Who doesn't especially care for them.
* ''[[VideoGame/RivalSchools Project Justice]]'' has this in [[DeliberatelyCuteChild Momo]], who serves BigBad Kurow [[spoiler:until he betrays her because of his failures]]. She's not all fun and rainbows, though, as she does show quite an evil streak.
* Tira from ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'' is this to the grim and brutal [[BigBad Nightmare]]. Granted, she's pretty creepy and insane as well. Bonus points since he feeds her soul to Soul Edge in his story.
* An inversion is Nastasia from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. Her boss, Count Bleck, is cheerful in embracing his over-the-top villainy and magician-like looks and personality, while Nastasia, the minion, is gloomy, precise, and organizes most of the actual plans.
** Count Bleck has three other minions, one of them being Mimi, a perky female one to contrast the more enigmatic Dimentio. The third, a stereotypically Scottish big dumb guy called O'Chunks, is the comic relief of the trio.
** The first two games had Kammy Koopa, who is much, ''much'' older than most examples of this character type.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has an all-female cast and most characters are introduced in an antagonistic role, so this shows up on occasion. The best example is probably Futo-- Cheerful, dumb, likes fire, devoted to a supervillain...
* As of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', Mileena counts. Her pre-match quote and some other lines display a childlike enthusiasm for violence, and she seems genuinely excited on fighting for her "father", the ObviouslyEvil Shao Kahn. One of the challenge tower missions involves her attempts to force [[AntiHero Scorpion]] to accept a teddy bear that she made for him. She's still psychopathically AxCrazy though.
* Cipher Admins Venus and Lovrina from ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' respectively. Venus styles herself as a pop diva and practically rules an entire town through broadcasted propaganda, while Lovrina has the appearance and mannerisms of a cute, ditzy ValleyGirl type, but is in fact a [[CuteAndPsycho psychotic]] EvilGenius. Both tend to favor conventionally 'cute' or 'pretty' Pokémon.
* While [[BeleagueredAssistant Miss Pauling]] from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has yet to appear in-game, the official comics reveal her to be the CloudcuckoolandersMinder to the [[PsychoForHire mercenaries]] and the MoralityPet for [[CardCarryingVillain The Administrator]].
* Both played straight and (knowing the game, deliberately) inverted with Undyne and King Asgore of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Undyne being the [[BloodKnight severe and aggressive warrior]] to Asgore's [[TheGoodKing calm, genuinely sweet and caring role as the king]]. Also counts as a straight example, as Undyne is way more unhinged and zany compared to her boss, whose [[spoiler: [[WouldHurtAChild past deeds]] makes him feel like he should never be able to act lightheaded again, even if he wasn't actually the one to carry out the deed (which Undyne, apparently unflinchingly, carried out.)]]
* [[InvertedTrope Despite being the hero]], Phoenix Wright of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series and his cohorts seem to attract these like moths to a light. Notables include [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Maya Fey, Ema Skye]], [[VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Trucy Wright]], [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations Kay Faraday]], and [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Athena Cykes]].
* Another heroic example, [[AntiHero loosely]], is post-HeelFaceTurn Harley Quinn in ''VideoGame/Injustice2''. The Joker's final demise [[TookALevelInKindness did wonders for Harley's morality]] ([[CloudCuckoolander though not sanity by any conventional definition]]), but she serves BigGood Batman with the same bonkers cheer and deranged ([[ThouShaltNotKill though no longer murderous]]) energy she gave the Joker while he was alive. While Batman [[TheComicallySerious remains Batman]].
* ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has Vette, who is the Sith Warrior's slave and a smart-mouthed Twi'lek who usually has a quip on hand. Depending on how you play your character, you can either develop an actual friendship (or if you're male, a possible romance) or you activate her shock collar whenever she gets too mouthy.
* ''VideoGame/AtlasReactor'' has Kara St. James, [[CatGirl aka NEV:3]], who is the perky lab assistant of her boss dr. Finn. In a departure, Kara is just as perky as most examples of this trope but her boss is a FunPersonified PungeonMaster himself: The two get along swimmingly because they're so similar.

* Bangladesh Dupree from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. Though in a bit of an inversion, ''she's'' the AxCrazy one. Her boss is a WellIntentionedExtremist.
* Mia in ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' is on the more adorable side of this trope.
* Aimee to Lord Sykos in ''Webcomic/TheWotch'', although really, they're ''both'' pretty perky.
* Mizuna of ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'' is the sister of one of the ActionGirl protagonists and works for the BigBad as her EvilCounterpart. She takes an upbeat, cheerful tone and seems excited at the opportunity to be a villain (she's been practicing! She kicked a kitten just a few days ago!), although even her boss thinks she's more misguided than evil -- and this from a guy who's close to HarmlessVillain territory on his own.
* [[{{Necromancer}} Tsukiko]] from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is the PerkyGoth version of this. She hates living things and expects them to betray her at any opportunity, but she claims that TheUndead are [[AdmiringTheAbomination nice when you get to know them]], and often acts like a MisplacedKindergartenTeacher towards them (except for [[BigBad her boss]], [[OurLichesAreDifferent Xykon]], who she's [[MadLove in love with]] despite all the evidence he cares nothing for her.)
* Mel Kelly of ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' is another perky minion who's more evil than the boss. Helen kills ForScience, and occasionally for {{Revenge}}, and in the main story it's really easy to talk her out of it. Mel kills because it's so much ''fun''! [[spoiler:It has also been shown that Mel is ready and willing to [[TheStarscream betray Helen]] and take power for herself if it'll allow her to kill more people. On the other hand, she does mellow out a bit in one possible future . . .]]
* Five Wave Fury from ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation.'' She's so adorable you can almost forget that she's a [[AnimalMotifs shark-totem]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Full Moon Caste]] [[ShapeShifting Lunar]] who's in love with [[OmnicidalManiac an Abyssal]] working for [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the First and Forsaken Lion]]. And she has ''no'' problem with that.
* [[GravityMaster Greta Gravity]] from ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'', assistant to the arch-villain [[MadScientist Doctor Universe]]. [[MostCommonSuperpower Perky]] in more ways than one.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', Satan brought in [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4217 a new, green succubus when Fuchsia left]]. [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4271 Giving a nice contrast to Baby Blue's disgruntled manner.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Snarky, rude supervillainess Vamp, to her boss The Necromancer in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. You ''know'' no one named The Necromancer is going to be a comedian.
* As an inversion, Beth Vandelinder of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' was rather perky and upbeat...until she became [[DepravedBisexual Melina Frost]]'s minion. [[RapeAsDrama Given the way Melina treated her, though, could you blame her?]]
** A more played straight example would be Lizzie Nolan of the Mini site spinoff ''Evolution'', who does the announcements detailing the subjects' horrible deaths in a rather... [[GenkiGirl energetic fashion]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Again, Harley Quinn toward SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.
* Mochi Mochiato from ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'', although this only showed up in the episode "Deep Freeze". Unlike the other members of the Legion of Low Tide, she is quite perky, a girly-girl through and through.
* Major Doctor Ghastly in ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''.
* The bubbly Ty Lee of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', created specifically to serve as comedic foil to both [[EmoTeen Mai]] and [[AxCrazy Azula]].
* Thunderblast from ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' had a group of Valkyries led by a no-nonsense warrior woman and her cheerful bumbling BrawnHilda sidekick as a FatAndSkinny duo.
* Demencia from ''WesternAnimation/{{Villainous}}'', although Black Hat would rather she just go away and stop flirting with him rather than anything else.
* Ezor from ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'' to the other more serious generals working with Lotor. The fans don't refer to her as "Space Ty Lee" for nothing!