07:06:18 PM Aug 24th 2010
It seems like quite a few people are having trouble distinguishing this trope from Card-Carrying Villain.
08:09:25 AM Sep 15th 2010
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- The characters played by Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman in Wag The Dog.
- Reacher Gilt, the villain of Going Postal.
- Sylvester McMonkey McBean from the Dr. Seuss story "The Sneetches."
- Ostap Bender from the Russian novels The Twelve Chairs and The Little Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf and Eugene Petrov. If there ever was a Russian TV Tropes, this trope would be called "The Ostap" there.
- Or rather "Great Combinator" ("Velikiy Kombinator"), after his in-universe nickname
- Arthur Daley from Minder.
MostAll of the ad executives in Mad Men.
- Kingfish from Amos N Andy.
- By The Zeroth Law of Trope Examples, we have two Shakespearean examples: Sir John Falstaff from Henry IV, and Autolycus from The Winter's Tale. There may be more, but those two leap to mind right away.
- How can you forget Iago from Othello?
- Kevin Harnisch from O'Grady.