: A villain without coherent motivation, goals and plans, defined solely by the threat he poses.
- Straight: General Dusk is a villain that just destroys things and is all-powerful, and nothing else.
- Exaggerated: General Dusk does random villain things for no reason whatsoever.
- Downplayed: General Dusk is the undeveloped second-in-command to Emperor Evulz, who is a fully-developed character.
- General Dusk is a practically mindless robot/force of nature/other, so it doesn't really have a personality.
- General Dusk is an Empty Shell who's had personality stripped away a long time ago.
- Subverted: General Dusk actually has some complexity to him...
- Double Subverted:
- The characters point out how one-note and completely unremarkable he is.
- General Dusk is the Big Bad, yet every other villain working for him has a fully developed personality and ambitions. The joke is from Sargent Night's inability to have any relationship with his master.
- Zig Zagged: His complexity varies between episodes.
- Averted: He's actually a very complex villain.
- The writers are lazy.
- The writers are portraying the villain as a force of nature instead of an individual.
- The writers try to portray their villain as being like a force of nature, but he ends up coming off as so minimal a character they might as well have had a literal force of nature threatening the heroes.
- Lampshaded: "Okay, why are you doing what you're doing General Dusk? Seriously, you must have some motive!"
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: General Dusk will go on Motive Rants when people assume he has no purpose.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Implied: When Dusk is asked what his goal is, he shrugs and continues his wave of destruction.
- Deconstructed: It turns out General Dusk was built for the express purpose of destruction, and when called on it, will start to question why he does stuff like this.
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