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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
Evil Overlord List
The Evil Overlord List is actually written by a hero masquerading as a Genre Savvy Evil Overlord.
Said hero-in-disguise have included good deeds cleverly worded as evil ones buried among the regular ones to avoid suspicion to fool evil overlords into doing nice things without knowing that they are actually making the world a better place by doing so.

The writer of the Evil Overlord List was killed shortly after writing it.
By all rights, an Evil Overlord who runs on Pragmatic Villainy and being Dangerously Genre Savvy would not give any rival overloard tips. There are only two reasons why he/she/it would give them advice: a)He/She/It is a Card-Carrying Villain of visionary kind, and much like the Joker from The Dark Knight wants "a better class of criminal" or b)He/She/It had no intention. Through blind chance, irony or natural causes, the writer of the Evil Overlord was incapacitated or killed. In another instance of irony, the incompetent vizier that was going to be fired got ahold of it
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