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* Drago Wolf from ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', '''''big time'''''. There's not one shred of likability to him whatsoever; among other things, he was an [[DomesticAbuse abusive boyfriend]] to Hershey, manipulated her into trying to assassinate Sally and frame Sonic, and betrayed his fellow members of the Wolf Pack and the Freedom Fighters to Robotnik all for power. Even ''the writers themselves'' hate Drago's guts, and every time they write him in, they ensure he gets at least a punch in the face; Creator/IanFlynn in particular has openly and gleefully admitted that he only brings Drago in when he wants someone to get beaten up.

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* Drago Wolf from ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', '''''big time'''''. There's not one shred of likability to him whatsoever; This guy is unpleasant in every single way; among other things, he was an [[DomesticAbuse abusive boyfriend]] to Hershey, manipulated her into trying to assassinate Sally and frame Sonic, and betrayed his fellow members of the Wolf Pack and the Freedom Fighters to Robotnik all for power. Even ''the writers themselves'' hate Drago's guts, and every time they write him in, they ensure he gets at least a punch in the face; Creator/IanFlynn in particular has openly and gleefully admitted that he only brings Drago in when he wants someone to get beaten up.


** However, WordOfGod claims she is not a villain, the book is trying to give her some nonexistent depth to gain people's sympathy at few points, she is ridden with UnfortunateImplications (only real-life minority out of Braddock's Academy kids and only one who is willingly killing others, strong transphobic and lesbophobic subtext), her plans are stupid and outright self-defeating when the book tries to show her as a MagnificentBastard and she varies between being pretentious and whiny. And Marvel once tried to claim fans LoveToHate her, which, quite frankly [[Wrestling/JohnCena never]] [[Wrestling/RomanReigns works]]. All of which is making her more of TheScrappy than this trope.

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** However, WordOfGod claims she is not a villain, the book is trying to give her some nonexistent depth to gain people's sympathy at few points, she is ridden with UnfortunateImplications (only real-life minority out of Braddock's Academy kids and only one who is willingly killing others, strong transphobic and lesbophobic subtext), her plans are stupid and outright self-defeating when the book tries to show her as a MagnificentBastard [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] and she varies between being pretentious and whiny. And Marvel once tried to claim fans LoveToHate her, which, quite frankly [[Wrestling/JohnCena never]] [[Wrestling/RomanReigns works]]. All of which is making her more of TheScrappy than this trope.

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** Vincent Rosa is the son of a Mafioso and a sexual predator who rapes little girls including Frank Castle's childhood friend Lauren Buvoli.

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** In ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'', the roles of Magneto and humanity are shifted. Magneto is the leader of an openly terrorist organization, aiming to destroy the whole human race by any means necessary, from plain terrorism to ''massive'' death and destruction (in his first arc he laid waste to the White House and almost killed the president of the US on live television, and in the last, ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'', he caused natural disasters on a worldwide level). The reactions of human organizations seem like a light and justified self-defense in comparison. And, just in case, he is also a PoliticallyIncorrectVillain, likes to [[KickTheDog kick dogs]], and complement his massive evil actions with EvilIsPetty moments.


* ''Marvel Graphic Novel Issue #18'': ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Agent Roger Dooley is placed in charge of bringing in Jennifer Walters aka ComicBook/SheHulk for an examination to make sure she doesn't become a hostile menace like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk her cousin]]. The first instance of Dooley's jackbooted thuggery is when he sends a team of agents in [[PoweredArmor Mandroid Armor]] to arrest She-Hulk while she's on a date with her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot. When She-Hulk resists, citing their lack of a warrant as a reason, Dooley resorts to holding Wyatt hostage to make Jen comply. Dooley then orders Jen to be [[ShamefulStrip publicly strip searched by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents]] much to the disgust and anger of Dum Dum Dugan[[note]]Dugan points out that a S.H.I.E.L.D. strip search is supposed to be done in a ''private'' cell and by an agent of the same sex as the suspect[[/note]]. When Dugan is sent back to Washington after filing a complaint against Dooley, Dooley continues to abuse his authority by subjecting Jen to a series of painful and invasive examinations which he records with the [[IllBeInMyBunk implication of doing so for sexual perversion.]] He also makes a few racially insensitive comments to Wyatt who is Native American. Dooley may have been a one-shot antagonist but he proved to be an utterly depraved human being.

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* ''Marvel Graphic Novel Issue #18'': ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Agent Roger Dooley is placed in charge of bringing in Jennifer Walters aka ComicBook/SheHulk for an examination to make sure she doesn't become a hostile menace like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk her cousin]]. The first instance of Dooley's jackbooted thuggery is when he sends a team of agents in [[PoweredArmor Mandroid Armor]] to arrest She-Hulk while she's on a date with her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot. When She-Hulk resists, citing their lack of a warrant as a reason, Dooley resorts to holding Wyatt hostage to make Jen comply. Dooley then orders Jen to be [[ShamefulStrip publicly strip searched by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents]] much to the disgust and anger of Dum Dum Dugan[[note]]Dugan points out that a S.H.I.E.L.D. strip search is supposed to be done in a ''private'' cell and by an agent of the same sex as the suspect[[/note]]. When Dugan is sent back to Washington after filing a complaint against Dooley, Dooley continues to abuse his authority by subjecting Jen to a series of painful and invasive examinations which he records with the [[IllBeInMyBunk implication of doing so for sexual perversion.]] He also makes a few racially insensitive comments to Wyatt who is Native American. Dooley may have been a one-shot antagonist but he proved to be an utterly depraved human being.






* ''Batman: Birth of the Demon'': The nameless King and Prince are responsible for kickstarting [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ra's Al Ghul's]] descension into evil. The Prince was an insensitive, lecherous man who was constantly protected by his father, allowing him to get off scott free for [[ForcefulKiss forcefully kissing]] Ra's' wife, and recklessly trampling an old woman to death during a horse race. After Ra's uses the [[HealingVat Lazarus Pit]] to save the Prince from illness, the Prince murders Ra's' wife in a blind frenzy, [[UngratefulBastard the King using his power to pin the blame on Ra's.]] The Prince decides to mock Ra's when deciding his punishment, ordering him to be buried alive in the desert alongside the company of his dead wife, saying they can be together again. The King then has the nerve to beg Ra's to save the Prince when he falls ill again, even killing one of his own guards in an attempt to appease Ra's. These two royals proved to be embodiments of everything Ra's viewed wrong with the world.

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\n* ''Batman: Birth of the Demon'': The nameless King and Prince are responsible for kickstarting [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ra's Al Ghul's]] descension descent into evil. The Prince was an insensitive, lecherous man who was constantly protected by his father, allowing him to get off scott free for [[ForcefulKiss forcefully kissing]] Ra's' wife, and recklessly trampling an old woman to death during a horse race. After Ra's uses the [[HealingVat Lazarus Pit]] to save the Prince from illness, the Prince murders Ra's' wife in a blind frenzy, [[UngratefulBastard the King using his power to pin the blame on Ra's.]] The Prince decides to mock Ra's when deciding his punishment, ordering him to be buried alive in the desert alongside the company of his dead wife, saying they can be together again. The King then has the nerve to beg Ra's to save the Prince when he falls ill again, even killing one of his own guards in an attempt to appease Ra's. These two royals proved to be embodiments of everything Ra's viewed wrong with the world. \n



















* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'': Wally West faces plenty of sociopathic villains and super-powerful threats, but none manage to be as loathsome and detestable as his own father, Rudy. Aside from just being an abusive parent, [[TheQuisling Rudy sold the earth out to an invading force of genocidal robots]], tried to murder his ex-wife in order to manipulate Wally into joining him, sold fake Durlan (a race of shapeshifting alien invaders) detectors which probably would have gotten people killed, and ran a child slave labor camp in the guise of a reform school. Most frustratingly, he has a tendency to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] [[KarmaHoudini in order to escape the consequences of his actions.]]

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\n* ''ComicBook/TheFlash'': Wally West ''Franchise/TheFlash'': ComicBook/WallyWest faces plenty of sociopathic villains and super-powerful threats, but none manage to be as loathsome and detestable as his own father, Rudy. Aside from just being an abusive parent, [[TheQuisling Rudy sold the earth out to an invading force invasion of genocidal robots]], tried to murder his ex-wife in order to manipulate Wally into joining him, sold fake Durlan (a race of shapeshifting alien invaders) detectors which probably would have gotten people killed, and ran a child slave labor camp in the guise of a reform school. Most frustratingly, he has a tendency to [[FakingTheDead fake his death]] [[KarmaHoudini in order to escape the consequences of his actions.]]actions]].















** Wallace clearly intended that none of these characters have any true redeeming qualities to make the "Titans," who weren't really that heroic, seem better by comparison. Unfortunately, just because the Titans fought a bunch of HateSink characters didn't make ''them'' [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic any more likable.]]

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** Wallace clearly intended that none of these characters have any true redeeming qualities to make the "Titans," who weren't really that heroic, seem better by comparison. Unfortunately, just because the Titans fought a bunch of HateSink characters didn't make ''them'' [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic any more likable.]]
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** And speaking of The Governor -- the comic's first BigBad -- he was a straight example who was written to be utterly despicable and unlikable. In contrast to Negan, he has literally ''no'' redeeming qualities and all of his screen-time is spent [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]]. Repeatedly. To make a short list, he kills over 50 (mostly) innocent people (3 of them being fan-favorites Tyreese, Hershel, and Axel), [[RapeAsDrama rapes]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] ActionGirl Michonne ''for days'', [[PaedoHunt french kisses]] his [[ILoveTheDead zombified]] [[CreepyUncle niece]], [[AnArmAndALeg cuts off]] TheHero Rick's hand for no reason, and orchestrates the murder of a ''baby''. And unlike Negan, he does it all without the least bit of irony or witty self-awareness of the over-the-top scale of his villainy.

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** And speaking of The Governor -- the comic's first BigBad -- he was a straight example who was written to be utterly despicable and unlikable. In contrast to Negan, he has literally ''no'' redeeming qualities and all of his screen-time is spent [[KickTheDog Kicking The Dog]]. Repeatedly. To make a short list, he kills over 50 (mostly) innocent people (3 of them being fan-favorites Tyreese, Hershel, and Axel), [[RapeAsDrama rapes]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] ActionGirl Michonne ''for days'', [[PaedoHunt french kisses]] his [[ILoveTheDead zombified]] [[CreepyUncle niece]], [[ParentalIncest daughter]], [[AnArmAndALeg cuts off]] TheHero Rick's hand for no reason, and orchestrates the murder of a ''baby''. And unlike Negan, he does it all without the least bit of irony or witty self-awareness of the over-the-top scale of his villainy.


* Subtly set up and then [[ChekhovsGun set off]] with Getaway in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye.'' Originally introduced as another wacky {{Sixth Ranger}} {{Lancer}} for the core cast, they slowly set up his more unsettling tendencies over the course of several issues, giving him a discomforting WifeHusbandry subtext with [[TheIngenue Tailgate]] before pushing into the distressing reveal that he's a {{sociopath}}ic KnightTemplar, dedicated to making Decepticons pay for their crimes...including a [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] ''Megatron,'' who's now co-captain of the Lost Light. He doesn't hesitate to play on Tailgate's needs for affection and validation as a catspaw to try and make Megatron lash out, not caring if the Minibot were to be killed in the process (and actually hoping for it, to justify Megatron's subsequent execution). He later abandons the core cast on a planet at the mercy of [[SecretPolice Decepticon Justice]] [[TheDreaded Division]] all to get Megatron killed in some form or fashion as punishment for his not-inconsiderable crimes--again, without worrying if the other Autobots survive because, well, they supported Megatron, they must deserve it. Quite a few fans actually LoveToHate him because he is one of the most ruthlessly competent and morally gray (if not outright evil) Autobots we've actually ever seen in the franchise--other openly evil Autobots are usually complete nutters like Flame or MirrorUniverse equivalents of our heroes.

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Subtly set up and then [[ChekhovsGun set off]] with Getaway in ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye.'' Getaway. Originally introduced as another wacky {{Sixth Ranger}} {{Lancer}} for the core cast, they slowly set up his more unsettling tendencies over the course of several issues, giving him a discomforting WifeHusbandry subtext with [[TheIngenue Tailgate]] before pushing into the distressing reveal that he's a {{sociopath}}ic KnightTemplar, dedicated to making Decepticons pay for their crimes...including a [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] ''Megatron,'' who's now co-captain of the Lost Light. He doesn't hesitate to play on Tailgate's needs for affection and validation as a catspaw to try and make Megatron lash out, not caring if the Minibot were to be killed in the process (and actually hoping for it, to justify Megatron's subsequent execution). He later abandons the core cast on a planet at the mercy of [[SecretPolice Decepticon Justice]] [[TheDreaded Division]] all to get Megatron killed in some form or fashion as punishment for his not-inconsiderable crimes--again, without worrying if the other Autobots survive because, well, they supported Megatron, they must deserve it. Quite a few fans actually LoveToHate him because he is one of the most ruthlessly competent and morally gray (if not outright evil) Autobots we've actually ever seen in the franchise--other openly evil Autobots are usually complete nutters like Flame or MirrorUniverse equivalents of our heroes.




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** Fangry is established as a petty BloodKnight who starts fights just to show his dominance, and tries to beat up Tailgate and Cyclonus just for this purpose in his first scene. That alone makes it hard to feel sorry for him when Tailgate trashes him for MisplacedRetribution, but what Fangry does in response makes him even more loathsome; Fangry becomes Kaput's assistant and murders him in cold blood during his treatment on Tailgate so that he can leave Tailgate down in a radioactive chamber meant for a six month period for ''six million years'' where he will almost certainly die, and then buries the top of the chamber so no one will find it. It's really hard to feel sorry for Fangry when Fortress Maximus smashes him upon arriving at Necroworld.


* ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim'': The FinalBoss of the series, Gideon Gordon Graves, is definitely a powerful villain and a threat in his own right, but he also happens to be a [[ItsAllAboutMe vain, selfish]], [[EvilIsPetty petty]], [[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]] [[NouveauRiche young-money douchebag]] whom even ''the narratorial voice'' calls a huge dick. Of particular note is that his formal introduction in the series occurs shortly after we learn that Scott himself is hardly the hero he's been presenting himself as and has numerous acts of dickishness of his own to his name - but after Gideon steps into the story in full, Scott himself and the other characters become more willing to forgive his past transgressions, as Scott realizes that Gideon is what he could become and resolves to not let that happen. In TheMovie, Scott's roommate Wallace sums Gideon up as "What a perfect asshole."

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* ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim'': ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim'':
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The FinalBoss of the series, Gideon Gordon Graves, is definitely a powerful villain and a threat in his own right, but he also happens to be a [[ItsAllAboutMe vain, selfish]], [[EvilIsPetty petty]], [[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]] [[NouveauRiche young-money douchebag]] whom even ''the narratorial voice'' calls a huge dick. Of particular note is that his formal introduction in the series occurs shortly after we learn that Scott himself is hardly the hero he's been presenting himself as and has numerous acts of dickishness of his own to his name - but after Gideon steps into the story in full, Scott himself and the other characters become more willing to forgive his past transgressions, as Scott realizes that Gideon is what he could become and resolves to not let that happen. In TheMovie, Scott's roommate Wallace sums Gideon up as "What a perfect asshole."
** Before Gideon steps in to the stage, Todd Ingram takes the role of being the worst of the Evil Exes for half of the story. The other Exes besides him and Gideon are mostly just hammy and over-the-top without doing anything too ''relatably'' bad, and Lucas isn't even really "evil" in the first place. [[AdaptationalVillainy (In the comics at least.)]] Todd does have impressive telekinesis, but he's too much of an asshole to fall under EvilIsCool. He's an arrogant, lying cheater who attacks his own girlfriend once she finds out he cheated on her, and he claims that he can get away with all of it because he's a rockstar. He didn't even earn his powers, as they're brought on by being a vegan, and he cheats with that too.


* ''Marvel Graphic Novel Issue #18'': ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Agent Roger Dooley is placed in charge of bringing in Jennifer Walters aka ComicBook/SheHulk for an examination to make sure she doesn't become a hostile menace like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk her cousin]]. The first instance of Dooley's jackbooted thuggery is when he sends a team of agents in [[PoweredArmor Mandroid Armor]] to arrest She-Hulk while she's on a date with her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot. When She-Hulk resists citing their lack of a warrant, Dooley resorts to holding Wyatt hostage to make Jen comply. Dooley then orders to be [[ShamefulStrip publicly strip searched by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents]] much to the disgust and anger of Dum Dum Dugan[[note]]Dugan points out that a S.H.I.E.L.D. strip search is supposed to be done in a ''private'' cell and by an agent of the same sex as the suspect[[/note]]. When Dugan is sent back to Washington after filing a complaint against Dooley, Dooley continues to abuse his authority by subjecting Jen to a series of painful and invasive examinations which he records with the [[IllBeInMyBunk implication of doing so for sexual perversion.]] He also makes a few racially insensitive comments to Wyatt who is Native American. Dooley may have been a one-shot antagonist but he proved to be an utterly depraved human being.

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* ''Marvel Graphic Novel Issue #18'': ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Agent Roger Dooley is placed in charge of bringing in Jennifer Walters aka ComicBook/SheHulk for an examination to make sure she doesn't become a hostile menace like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk her cousin]]. The first instance of Dooley's jackbooted thuggery is when he sends a team of agents in [[PoweredArmor Mandroid Armor]] to arrest She-Hulk while she's on a date with her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot. When She-Hulk resists resists, citing their lack of a warrant, warrant as a reason, Dooley resorts to holding Wyatt hostage to make Jen comply. Dooley then orders Jen to be [[ShamefulStrip publicly strip searched by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents]] much to the disgust and anger of Dum Dum Dugan[[note]]Dugan points out that a S.H.I.E.L.D. strip search is supposed to be done in a ''private'' cell and by an agent of the same sex as the suspect[[/note]]. When Dugan is sent back to Washington after filing a complaint against Dooley, Dooley continues to abuse his authority by subjecting Jen to a series of painful and invasive examinations which he records with the [[IllBeInMyBunk implication of doing so for sexual perversion.]] He also makes a few racially insensitive comments to Wyatt who is Native American. Dooley may have been a one-shot antagonist but he proved to be an utterly depraved human being.


* ''Marvel Graphic Novel Issue #18'': ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Agent Roger Dooley is placed in charge of bringing in Jennifer Walters aka ComicBook/SheHulk for an examination to make sure she doesn't become a hostile menace like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk her cousin]]. The first instance of Dooley's jackbooted thuggery is when he sends a team of agents in [[PoweredArmor Mandroid Armor]] to arrest She-Hulk while she's on a date with her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot. When She-Hulk resists citing their lack of a warrant, Dooley resorts to holding Wyatt hostage to make Jen comply. Dooley then orders to be [[ShamefulStrip publicly strip searched by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents]] much to the disgust and anger of Dum Dum Dugan[[note]]Dugan points out that a S.H.I.E.L.D. strip search is supposed to be done in a ''private'' cell and by an agent of the same sex as the suspect[[/note]]. When Dugan is sent back to Washington after filing a complaint against Dooley, Dooley continues to abuse his authority by subjecting Jen to a series of painful and invasive examinations which he records with the [[IllBeInMyBunk implication of doing so for sexual perversion.]] Dooley may have been a one-shot antagonist but he proved to be an utterly depraved human being.

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* ''Marvel Graphic Novel Issue #18'': ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Agent Roger Dooley is placed in charge of bringing in Jennifer Walters aka ComicBook/SheHulk for an examination to make sure she doesn't become a hostile menace like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk her cousin]]. The first instance of Dooley's jackbooted thuggery is when he sends a team of agents in [[PoweredArmor Mandroid Armor]] to arrest She-Hulk while she's on a date with her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot. When She-Hulk resists citing their lack of a warrant, Dooley resorts to holding Wyatt hostage to make Jen comply. Dooley then orders to be [[ShamefulStrip publicly strip searched by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents]] much to the disgust and anger of Dum Dum Dugan[[note]]Dugan points out that a S.H.I.E.L.D. strip search is supposed to be done in a ''private'' cell and by an agent of the same sex as the suspect[[/note]]. When Dugan is sent back to Washington after filing a complaint against Dooley, Dooley continues to abuse his authority by subjecting Jen to a series of painful and invasive examinations which he records with the [[IllBeInMyBunk implication of doing so for sexual perversion.]] He also makes a few racially insensitive comments to Wyatt who is Native American. Dooley may have been a one-shot antagonist but he proved to be an utterly depraved human being.


** The Thawne family has two of these in Barry’s archenemy Eobard a.k.a the Reverse Flash and

* Mongul II in ''Comicbook/GreenLantern''. Son of the already unpleasant Superman foe, Mongul II exists as a foil to [[MagnificentBastard Sinestro]]; while both are repressive dictators, Sinestro is the type that at least establishes order at the cost of freedom, while Mongul cares only for himself and merrily runs the planets he conquers straight into the ground. In essence, the character exists so the audience [[ALighterShadeOfBlack feels comfortable rooting for]] [[VillainProtagonist Sinestro]].

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** The Thawne family has two of these in Barry’s archenemy Eobard a.k.a the Reverse Flash and

and Thaddeus Thawne a.k.a Impulse.

* Mongul II in ''Comicbook/GreenLantern''. Son of the already unpleasant Superman foe, Mongul II exists as a foil to [[MagnificentBastard Sinestro]]; while both are repressive dictators, Sinestro is the type that at least establishes order at the cost of freedom, while Mongul cares only for himself and merrily runs the planets he conquers straight into the ground. In essence, the character exists so the audience [[ALighterShadeOfBlack feels comfortable rooting for]] [[VillainProtagonist Sinestro]].
Sinestro]].

* ''Marvel Graphic Novel Issue #18'': ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Agent Roger Dooley is placed in charge of bringing in Jennifer Walters aka ComicBook/SheHulk for an examination to make sure she doesn't become a hostile menace like [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk her cousin]]. The first instance of Dooley's jackbooted thuggery is when he sends a team of agents in [[PoweredArmor Mandroid Armor]] to arrest She-Hulk while she's on a date with her boyfriend Wyatt Wingfoot. When She-Hulk resists citing their lack of a warrant, Dooley resorts to holding Wyatt hostage to make Jen comply. Dooley then orders to be [[ShamefulStrip publicly strip searched by S.H.I.E.L.D. agents]] much to the disgust and anger of Dum Dum Dugan[[note]]Dugan points out that a S.H.I.E.L.D. strip search is supposed to be done in a ''private'' cell and by an agent of the same sex as the suspect[[/note]]. When Dugan is sent back to Washington after filing a complaint against Dooley, Dooley continues to abuse his authority by subjecting Jen to a series of painful and invasive examinations which he records with the [[IllBeInMyBunk implication of doing so for sexual perversion.]] Dooley may have been a one-shot antagonist but he proved to be an utterly depraved human being.


* ComicBook/RedSkull. A surviving member of the original Nazi party and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's [[ArchEnemy most personal enemy]], he is without a doubt Cap's most despicable, immoral, pure evil enemy. Possessed of all the worst traits of Marvel's sundry villainous characters and none of their redeeming features, he is reviled [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by other villains]], especially ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and ComicBook/DoctorDoom; even ''ComicBook/TheJoker'' (in ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'') hates his guts. By any measure, that's a whole other level of bad. Consequently, few things are as [[CatharsisFactor cathartic]] as seeing Captain America beat the ever-loving snot out of him. Notably, this is his role in ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire''; HYDRA's Steve Rogers and his associates (such as Baron Zemo) have shades of {{Well Intentioned Extremis|t}}m or are at least somewhat entertaining to read about, which they have to be because the reader is stuck with them for most of the event, but Skull is only there to set the event in motion by setting up a CosmicRetcon that makes Captain America retroactively become EvilAllAlong and a member of HYDRA, only for HYDRA-Cap to enact an EvilerThanThou, pull his organization out from under his feet and give him a KarmicDeath.

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* ComicBook/RedSkull. A surviving member of the original [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi party Party]] and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's [[ArchEnemy most personal enemy]], he is without a doubt Cap's most despicable, immoral, pure evil enemy. Possessed of all the worst traits of Marvel's sundry villainous characters and none of their redeeming features, he is reviled [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by other villains]], especially ComicBook/{{Magneto}} and ComicBook/DoctorDoom; even ''ComicBook/TheJoker'' (in ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'') hates his guts. By any measure, that's a whole other level of bad. Consequently, few things are as [[CatharsisFactor cathartic]] as seeing Captain America beat the ever-loving snot out of him. Notably, this is his role in ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire''; HYDRA's Steve Rogers and his associates (such as Baron Zemo) have shades of {{Well Intentioned Extremis|t}}m or are at least somewhat entertaining to read about, which they have to be because the reader is stuck with them for most of the event, but Skull is only there to set the event in motion by setting up a CosmicRetcon that makes Captain America retroactively become EvilAllAlong and a member of HYDRA, only for HYDRA-Cap to enact an EvilerThanThou, pull his organization out from under his feet and give him a KarmicDeath.


* ''Batman: Birth of the Demon'': The nameless King and Prince are responsible for kickstarting [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ra's Al Ghul's]] descension into evil. The Prince was an insensitive, lecherous man who was constantly protected by his father, allowing him to get off scott free for [[ForcefulKiss forcefully kissing]] Ra's' wife, and recklessly trampling an old woman to death during a horse race. After Ras uses the [[HealingVat Lazarus Pit]] to save the Prince from illness, the Prince murders Ra's' wife in a blind frenzy, [[UngratefulBastard the King using his power to pin the blame on Ra's.]] The Prince decides to mock Ras when deciding his punishment, ordering him to be buried alive in the desert alongside the company of his dead wife, saying they can be together again. The King then has the nerve to beg Ra's to save the Prince when he falls ill again, even killing one of his own guards in an attempt to appease Ra's. These two royals proved to be embodiments of everything Ra's viewed wrong with the world.

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* ''Batman: Birth of the Demon'': The nameless King and Prince are responsible for kickstarting [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ra's Al Ghul's]] descension into evil. The Prince was an insensitive, lecherous man who was constantly protected by his father, allowing him to get off scott free for [[ForcefulKiss forcefully kissing]] Ra's' wife, and recklessly trampling an old woman to death during a horse race. After Ras Ra's uses the [[HealingVat Lazarus Pit]] to save the Prince from illness, the Prince murders Ra's' wife in a blind frenzy, [[UngratefulBastard the King using his power to pin the blame on Ra's.]] The Prince decides to mock Ras Ra's when deciding his punishment, ordering him to be buried alive in the desert alongside the company of his dead wife, saying they can be together again. The King then has the nerve to beg Ra's to save the Prince when he falls ill again, even killing one of his own guards in an attempt to appease Ra's. These two royals proved to be embodiments of everything Ra's viewed wrong with the world.


* ''Batman: Birth of the Demon'': The nameless King and Prince are responsible for kickstarting [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ras Al Ghul's]] descension into evil. The Prince was an insensitive, lecherous man who was constantly protected by his father, allowing him to get off scott free for [[ForcefulKiss forcefully kissing]] Ras' wife, and recklessly trampling an old woman to death during a horse race. After Ras uses the [[HealingVat Lazarus Pit]] to save the Prince from illness, the Prince murders Ras' wife in a blind frenzy, [[UngratefulBastard the King using his power to pin the blame on Ras.]] The Prince decides to mock Ras when deciding his punishment, ordering him to be buried alive in the desert alongside the company of his dead wife, saying they can be together again. The King then has the nerve to beg Ras to save the Prince when he falls ill again, even killing one of his own guards in an attempt to appease Ras. These two royals proved to be embodiments of everything Ras viewed wrong with the world.

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* ''Batman: Birth of the Demon'': The nameless King and Prince are responsible for kickstarting [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ras Ra's Al Ghul's]] descension into evil. The Prince was an insensitive, lecherous man who was constantly protected by his father, allowing him to get off scott free for [[ForcefulKiss forcefully kissing]] Ras' Ra's' wife, and recklessly trampling an old woman to death during a horse race. After Ras uses the [[HealingVat Lazarus Pit]] to save the Prince from illness, the Prince murders Ras' Ra's' wife in a blind frenzy, [[UngratefulBastard the King using his power to pin the blame on Ras.Ra's.]] The Prince decides to mock Ras when deciding his punishment, ordering him to be buried alive in the desert alongside the company of his dead wife, saying they can be together again. The King then has the nerve to beg Ras Ra's to save the Prince when he falls ill again, even killing one of his own guards in an attempt to appease Ras. Ra's. These two royals proved to be embodiments of everything Ras Ra's viewed wrong with the world.

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