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Playing With / Evil Laugh

Basic Trope: An evil character laughs evilly in light of a recent triumph.
  • Straight: Lord Bloodstone lets out a booming laugh now that he's caught the hero in his lair.
  • Exaggerated: Lord Bloodstone laughs evilly at everything that easily pleases/amuses him.
  • Downplayed: Lord Bloodstone lets out a minor chuckle after catching the hero in his lair.
  • Justified:
    • Lord Bloodstone cannot laugh any other way due to heavily practicing his laugh, which stuck after years of use.
    • Lord Bloodstone is batshit insane.
    • Lord Bloodstone is a Genre Savvy Card-Carrying Villain who does this because it's what an evil villain would do.
    • Lord Bloodstone is a Sadist.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Lord Bloodstone's laugh turns out to be feeble and comical, despite him being so powerful and evil.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Except Lord Bloodstone wasn't really trying that time and later lets loose a powerful evil cackle.
    • Lord Bloodstone's laugh starts out as a pathetic, pitiful chortle, that slowly builds up into a full-scale, terrifying maniacal giggle.
  • Parodied:
    • The evil laugh is used whenever Lord Bloodstone completes the most mundane task, such as making toast.
    • Conversely, Lord Bloodstone's evil laugh can go unabated for several minutes. The hero may even look at his watch or ask Lord Bloodstone if he's done yet.
    • Alternatively, "Muahahahahaa—* Cough cough* "
    • Lord Bloodstone's evil laugh gives the hero plenty of time to stab him.
    • Lord Bloodstone ends up getting hiccups from laughing too much.
  • Zig Zagged: Sometimes, Lord Bloodstone doesn't feel up to using the evil laugh.
  • Averted: Lord Bloodstone is The Stoic, feeling that showing no emotion at all has a greater effect on others.
  • Enforced: "We need to give the villain a really good evil laugh."
  • Lampshaded:
    • "And now, since I'm feeling so good right now, my Evil Laugh!"
    • "My evil plan is going perfectly! Hey, can somebody pass the laughing gas?"
    • "Haha, oh sometimes you've just got to laugh at this stuff."
    • "Glad you're enjoying your villainy, sir.."
  • Invoked:
    • The hero pauses after Lord Bloodstone's massive speech, giving Lord Bloodstone an idea of what he's expecting.
    • An Evil Laugh is very important for a traditional Evil Overlord, so Lord Bloodstone decides to indulge in some.
  • Exploited:
    • Lord Bloodstone lets out a long Evil Laugh after cornering the hero, during which the hero stabs him.
    • Lord Bloodstone's laugh is a sonic weapon, causing insanity in all who hear it.
  • Defied: Lord Bloodstone has read the Evil Overlord List and has paid close attention to Item #20.
  • Discussed: "Wait for it. (Beat) There we go!"
  • Conversed: "How long do you think this guy took to come up with that laugh?"
  • Deconstructed: Lord Bloodstone's laugh makes those around him think he had lost his sanity.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Lord Bloodstone's laugh is actually a magically-enhanced sonic weapon which gives the hero a lot of trouble.
    • Alternatively, Lord Bloodstone's laugh unnerves people greatly, which only encourages him to indulge in it more, occasionally laughing just to screw with people's minds.
    • Alternatively again, his laugh is a feint, making it seem like he's not paying attention. He gets attacked during this time and he easily counters (whilst still laughing because they fell for his trap).

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