'''Basic Trope''': A villain with relations to the Dark.
* '''Straight''': Emperor Evulz is the BigBad in a black outfit with [[CastingAShadow the Power of Darkness]]
* '''Exaggerated''': Emperor Evulz is ObviouslyEvil in Black and the Darkness is so evil that everything within sight dies.
* '''Downplayed''': He wears dark clothing, but is [[AntiVillain morally ambiguous at worst.]]
* '''Justified''':
** He's a Demon.
** He grew up somewhere dark and scary.
** [[BlackAndWhiteMorality The story is about Good vs Evil.]] [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience He has to make it obvious that he's evil]].
** Emperor Evulz is a vampire, and thus spends most of his time in the dark.
** Emperor Evulz [[TheDreaded uses fear as a weapon.]] Now what's scarier to most people; light or darkness?
* '''Inverted''': LightIsGood[=/=]DarkIsNotEvil
* '''Subverted''':
** Despite wearing black, he has connections with the [[LightIsNotGood Light]].
** He's a good guy in black.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** His OneWingedAngel is a Black Demon with darkness powers.
** He was a [[TheMole mole]][=/=]Makes a FaceHeelTurn.
* '''Parodied''': Lightbulbs die the minute Emperor Evulz is even mentioned.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Emperor Evulz frequently switches costumes, roughly half of which are black.
** Or, Emperor Evulz is a {{Heel Face Revolving Door}}, switching between being a villain and a hero every other episode, whilst keeping his black attire and powers of darkness.
* '''Averted''':
** Despite his signs of darkness, he isn't good or evil.
** No one wears black or has darkness-related powers in the series.
* '''Enforced''':
** "We need to make a villain in Black to combat the [[LightIsGood Hero in White]]".
** [[PrimalFear People are scared of the dark.]]
* '''Lampshaded''': "That Emperor Evulz guy loves to wear Black a lot".
* '''Invoked''': "We have to make it REALLY obvious who is the villain here. Give him a completely black costume and Darkness related power".
* '''Exploited''': Knowing that black attires intimidate people, Emperor Evulz makes sure his wardrobe is stuffed full of them.
* '''Defied''':
** A person with a mean streak receives dark-based superpowers and vows to try to be nicer to live up to his/her new abilities.
** He's the TokenGoodTeammate on the side of evil.
* '''Discussed''': "Yep. The guy in the black is ObviouslyEvil".
* '''Conversed''': "Black again? You're not very imaginative, are you? Colours are fun, you know".
* '''Deconstructed''': Whenever Emperor Evulz appear in his long black cape and black helmet, people tend to avoid or even ostracize him, because everyone is already aware of this trope. Not only when he is trying to take over the world, but also when he tries to go shopping.
* '''Reconstructed''': Enter a mysterious man with a beard in a pristine white cloak with a face-concealing hood. Everyone thinks he is a harmless old sage... but then he throws his cloak and a fake beard away, and we see Emperor Evulz in a coal-black sharp suit.
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