Playing With: Villain Sue
Basic Trope: A villainous Mary Sue.
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- King Light is the most extraordinary beauty, has the most godlike powers and genius level intellect he also keeps curb-stomping our heroes into oblivion whenever they met, he looks good in leather pants...
- Darkness, the King of Dark, is blessed with extraordinary beauty, a powerful and varied set of abilities, and genius level intellect. He's also a mean bastard that keeps curb-stomping our heroes into oblivion whenever they met. But at least he looks good in leather pants...
- Exaggerated: Darkness, the King of Dark, is so beautiful that women and men die on him due his extraordinary looks; so powerful that no one can really oppose to him, and he keeps getting new powers to boot; and so intelligent and skilled that he puts super-computers to shame and can built an entire fortress out of scrap. He likes to ruin the lives of countless individuals just for the kicks of it, and after the end of the story, he doesn't get to pay for his crimes. Oh yeah, but the fan-girls adore him!
- The heroes are weak at the beginning.
- King Light is an Eldritch Abomination (or some form of god). He cannot be beaten by conventional means.
- King Light is powered by an Eldritch Abomination or some form of god. It makes sense that he'll take a while to be beaten while proving a constant pain in the arse.
- Having such an ubercompetent villain makes the hero's victory that much sweeter.
- King Light is a Reality Warper.
- King Light is God.
- King Light appears to be a villain but he's on the heroes' side...
- Alternately: King Light has a crippling Weaksauce Weakness which renders him a Harmless Villain, or at least puts him at a more reasonable spot in the Sorting Algorithm of Evil.
- Alternatively, King Light is incredibly prideful, and this leads to a fatal mistake and his demise.
- Or: King Light finds himself unable to live up to his own hype
- King Light is an Evil Genius that only wins because of his cunning.
- King Light is a Master of Illusion who just tricks heroes with powerful hypnosis into thinking that he's superior to them. Once his spell is broken, he's utterly harmless.
- Double Subverted:
- Parodied: Darkness is absurdly powerful but he's also overly hilarious, and extremely wacky, so people (both in-universe, and audience-wise) like to have him around just to see what kind of amusing shenanigans will he come up with next.
- Zig Zagged: King Light is insanely powerful, trashing all who oppose him. But in a straight-up fight with the heroes, he gets completely thrashed by The Power of Friendship, and his secret benefactor strips him of all his lent powers in disgust. Busted down to lowly Mook status, he promptly makes a meteoric rise through the ranks on his own strength, earning back his gifted powers... just in time to get slammed back down by the heroes in a Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Averted: King Light appears to be tough but he's defeated for real on his first appearance.
- Lampshaded: "Isn't there anything you can't do, Darkness?!" "Yeah, I cannot be humble about it, pathetic fool!"
- Invoked: "This kid is the incarnation of a powerful cosmic entity. I'll instruct him into the dark arts, so he'll become a power ally on the future".
- Exploited: Another villain uses Light Knight's absurd amount of power and clever schemes to distract everyone from an even greater threat.
- Defied: "I feel great power on this kid; he has the potential to become of the most powerful beings on the entire planet, but there's also great evil within him. We got to kill him before that happens".
- Discussed: "Something tells me the Powers That Be didn't hold back when they created this invincible jerk. We are screwed..".
- Conversed: "I'm not particularly fond of those heroes that cannot be defeated at all, but a similarly unbeatable villain even more annoying!"
- His Mary Sueness is provided by someone more powerful than him; once he loses his master's favour, Darkness is stripped of his power and can finally be thrashed.
- Meta case - A genuinely flawless and invincible villain can easily turn a story into a Shoot the Shaggy Dog ordeal, rendering most plot developments irrelevant and alienating the audience in the process.
- Reconstructed: Send in the Showy Invincible Hero to fight the Villain Sue in the Ultimate Showdownof Ultimate Destiny. Watch the fireworks fly.
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