'''Basic Trope''': A physical defect that marks a character as evil.
* '''Straight''': [[TheDragon Drake]]'s right hand is dark-red, covered in scales and SpikesOfVillainy.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Entire right half of Drake's body is red, spiky, [[IncendiaryExponent and constantly on fire]].
** Every villain in the story has a red right hand. Even the HarmlessVillain.
** ObviouslyEvil
* '''Downplayed''' Drake's right hand is slightly tinted red.
* '''Justified''': Drake [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope has embraced]] TheCorruption, and his hand turning red is an outward result of it.
* '''Inverted''':
** [[MessianicArchetype Saint Charles]] has a HolyHalo over his head.
** Bob, a FriendToAllLivingThings, possesses a misleading evil-looking defect.
** Drake is utterly monstrous in appearance except for one healthy-looking part that signifies he's a NobleDemon.
* '''Subverted''':
** The heroes are surrounded by enemy {{Mooks}}. Drake jumps in... [[TheCavalry and promptly beats the crap out of Mooks]].
** Drake looks evil, but he's actually really kind unambiguously good.
* '''Double Subverted''': But he is actually TheManBehindTheMan or TheMole trying to convince heroes he's friendly.
* '''Parodied''': Right hands are ColourCodedForYourConvenience. Red? TheDragon. Green? EvilGenius. Black? EvilOverlord.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Drake has a red right hand, but he's not evil. Oh wait, [[TheMole yes he is]]! [[AntiVillain Or is he]]? [[HeelFaceTurn Yes, it seems he isn't]]. But he's still [[AntiHero not too heroic]]. And now he's lost his arm- hey, is that an ArmCannon?!
* '''Averted''':
** Drake does not have any physical defects that mark him as evil.
** Physical defects, good or evil-looking, are completely unrelated to one's alignment.
* '''Enforced''': "Oh, dammit, our characters are [[RummageSaleRejects so overdressed]] you can't even tell a hero from villain!" "Then just make a villain's hand all red and spiky, or whatever."
* '''Lampshaded''': "You see that onimously-colored hand? That's how you tell who is behind everything."
* '''Invoked''': Drake's hand is, in fact, a glove made by him to look scary.
* '''Exploited''': Drake is fairly minor to the villain's plan, but he uses his deformed hand to sell himself as a major evil overlord so that the heroes will waste time targeting him.
* '''Defied''':
** Drake camouflages his hand for disguise purposes.
** Or, in a far more extreme variation of the above, Drake decides to cut off the hand entirely, maybe because [[EvilHand it's messing with his brain]] and/or [[LifeOrLimbDecision it's slowing killing him]].
** Drake decides that [[AntiAntiChrist he won't become a villain just because he has an "evil" hand]].
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': Drake's red right hand was present since birth. [[FreudianExcuse Being constantly mocked by everyone and their dog]] is what [[DrivenToVillainy drove him to villainy]] in the first place.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...However, they were right about the hand being a sign that he had great evil in him
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Drake's red right hand has nothing to do with being evil... but it ''does'' have to do with being [[AlienInvasion extraterrestrial]]. Which is, of course, a pretty big [[TheReveal Reveal]].
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