: The villain mistreats his minions regularly.
- Straight: Slayer treats his minions like trash.
- Exaggerated: Slayer makes his minions do all the work while not paying them, and then yells at them more for any small mistake.
- Downplayed: Slayer merely annoys his minions
- Justified: He has incompetent minions who can't get a single thing done right. - His abusiveness is retribution.
- Subverted: He was having a bad day - He has a Hidden Heart of Gold.
- Double Subverted: Except he's not much nicer on a good day - He's a Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk.
- Parodied: Slayer constantly yells out "YOU'RE FIRED!"
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: Slayer behaves in a respectful and professional matter with his minions, or at least doesn't abuse them.
- Enforced: "We need to show that Slayer is a really bad person"
- Lampshaded: "Geez, I'm your minion, not your slave! All right, I'm your slave too, but you still don't have to shout at me all the live-long day!"
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: The heroes ask if the minions really enjoy working in such a negative environment, trying to provoke a Mook Face Turn.
- Defied: Slayer treats his employees with respect and dignity, and even rewards them when they do something right, in order to avoid having them turn against him.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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