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* Debilitas in ''VideoGame/HauntingGround'' seems to act like a dog with the mind of a toddler, and he only really wants to play with the pretty dolly. The problem is Fiona is the "pretty dolly" and he'll ''[[ObliviouslyEvil crush her to death with his hug]]'' if he gets his hands on her. [[spoiler:You later find out he's a failed experiment, being a homunculus created from a dog's placenta, and that he ''can'' be [[HeelFaceTurn spared and even redeemed]] if you make the right choices]].


* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'': In the comics Melvin "Gladiator" Potter was a mentally ill man who suffered from the delusional belief that he was a Roman gladiator and the Kingpin was his Emperor. In the show, Melvin was instead presented as mentally disabled, admitting to requiring help from his friend Betsy in order to tell right from wrong and living in fear of Kingpin, who had threatened to harm Betsy if Melvin didn't work for him. When Matt defeats Melvin in a fight and offers to save Betsy from Kingpin, Melvin, depicted as an IdiotSavant when it comes to clothing design, quickly switches sides and begins designing costumes for Matt.

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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'': In the comics Melvin "Gladiator" Potter was a mentally ill man who suffered from the delusional belief that he was a Roman gladiator and the Kingpin was his Emperor. In the show, Melvin was instead presented as mentally disabled, admitting to requiring help from his friend Betsy in order to tell right from wrong and living in fear of Kingpin, who had threatened to harm Betsy if Melvin didn't work for him. When Matt defeats Melvin in a fight and offers to save Betsy from Kingpin, Melvin, depicted as an IdiotSavant when it comes to clothing weapons and armor design, quickly switches sides and begins designing costumes for Matt.


** Bizarro was originally written as simply having an inverted sense of morality, and despite their broken speech patterns, the Bizarros of the Silver Age were often capable of feats that would require substantial intellect. In the modern era, however, Bizarro is more often than not written as a mentally disabled Superman, meaning well, but lacking the intellectual capability to follow through.

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** Bizarro SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} was originally written as simply having an [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad inverted sense of morality, morality]], and despite their broken speech patterns, the Bizarros of the Silver Age were often capable of feats that would require substantial intellect. In the modern era, however, Bizarro is more often than not written as a mentally disabled Superman, [[HeroWithAnFInGood meaning well, but lacking the intellectual capability to follow through.through]].


Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, EvilAlbino, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. Should go without saying but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]

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Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, EvilAlbino, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. Should This should go without saying saying, but Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]


There can be a number of reasons for this combination. Perhaps the character is so severely limited in his ability to understand what is and is not acceptable that he simply does not know any better. This can go double if he is surrounded by equally or even more malicious abled people who enable or encourage his behaviour. Perhaps he is angry at a world that ostracizes or rejects him because of his disability and lashes out because of this. Perhaps his evil and his handicap, at least in theory, have nothing to do with one another; you don't have to be a genius to be dangerous, and evil people come in all forms. Or perhaps the writer is simply "othering" people with nonstandard intellectual gifts; needless to say this trope, like EvilCripple, can be terribly ablelist depending on how it's employed.

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There can be a number of reasons for this combination. Perhaps the character is so severely limited in his ability to understand what is and is not acceptable that he simply does not know any better. This can go double if he is surrounded by equally or even more malicious abled people who enable or encourage his behaviour. Perhaps he is angry at a world that ostracizes or rejects him because of his disability and lashes out because of this. Perhaps his evil and his handicap, at least in theory, have nothing to do with one another; you don't have to be a genius to be dangerous, and evil people come in all forms. Or perhaps the writer is simply "othering" people with nonstandard intellectual gifts; needless to say this trope, like EvilCripple, can be terribly ablelist ableist depending on how it's employed.



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* In ''ComicBook/{{Wanted}}'', there is Fuckwit, the "Down Syndrome clone" of the local Superman expy.


Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, EvilAlbino, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. Should go without saying but NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]

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Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, EvilAlbino, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. Should go without saying but NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]


The trope can, and often does, overlap with DumbMuscle, especially if the handicapped character is being manipulated or used by a relative, friend, or associate who does the actual planning. If this is the case, there's a decent chance that the smarter character in the BrainsAndBrawn duo is physically disabled in some way; writers enjoy pairing this character with the EvilCripple. It can also easily overlap with PsychopathicManchild, though the two should not be conflated with one another -- PsychopathicManchild is about a character who is emotionally stunted, while this trope concerns villainous characters with intellectual disabilities. It's not unusual for a character like this to also be portrayed as suffering some form of mental illness, and thus overlap with TheMentallyDisturbed, AxeCrazy, and InsaneEqualsViolent.

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The trope can, and often does, overlap with DumbMuscle, especially if the handicapped character is being manipulated or used by a relative, friend, or associate who does the actual planning. If this is the case, there's a decent chance that the smarter character in the BrainsAndBrawn duo is physically disabled in some way; writers enjoy pairing this character with the EvilCripple. It can also easily overlap with PsychopathicManchild, though the two should not be conflated with one another -- PsychopathicManchild is about a character who is emotionally stunted, while this trope concerns villainous characters with intellectual disabilities. It's not unusual for a character like this to also be portrayed as suffering some form of mental illness, and thus overlap with TheMentallyDisturbed, AxeCrazy, and InsaneEqualsViolent.
InsaneEqualsViolent. However, it's very important to remember that mental disability and mental illness are two different things.


* ''Franchise/FridayTheThirteenth'': The scripts for the early ''Friday the 13th'' films present a young Jason Voorhees as a physically disfigured and mentally handicapped boy suffering from encephalitis. As an adult Jason, masking his condition with first a pillowcase and then a hockey mask, goes on to become a prolific serial killer and mass murderer.

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* ''Franchise/FridayTheThirteenth'': ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'': The scripts for the early ''Friday the 13th'' films present a young Jason Voorhees as a physically disfigured and mentally handicapped boy suffering from encephalitis. As an adult Jason, masking his condition with first a pillowcase and then a hockey mask, goes on to become a prolific serial killer and mass murderer.



* ''Film/{{Superman II}}'': During the sentencing scene at the beginning of the film, Non, Zod's [[SilentAntagonist mute]], [[TheBrute giant]] [[DumbMuscle henchman]] is described as being as evil and violent as he is intellectually impaired. This is borne out by the rest of the film, where Non is little more than a thug for Zod, doing whatever the General tells him to with the same blank expression on his face.
* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacre'' and its sequels, spinoffs, and remakes have always portrayed iconic slasher Leatherface as intellectually disabled and submissive to his far more overtly malicious family members. He's mute save for his ability to make animal noises, communicates only by means of whichever mask he is wearing, and on at least one occasion is flat out described by another family member as "simple".

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* ''Film/{{Superman II}}'': ''Film/SupermanII'': During the sentencing scene at the beginning of the film, Non, Zod's [[SilentAntagonist mute]], [[TheBrute giant]] [[DumbMuscle henchman]] is described as being as evil and violent as he is intellectually impaired. This is borne out by the rest of the film, where Non is little more than a thug for Zod, doing whatever the General tells him to with the same blank expression on his face.
* ''Film/TexasChainsawMassacre'' ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'' and its sequels, spinoffs, and remakes have always portrayed iconic slasher Leatherface as intellectually disabled and submissive to his far more overtly malicious family members. He's mute save for his ability to make animal noises, communicates only by means of whichever mask he is wearing, and on at least one occasion is flat out described by another family member as "simple".

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', TheBrute Thog is a simpleminded BloodKnight who takes childlike glee in [[AnAxeToGrind taking a battleaxe]] to everyone in his path. Unfortunately, this makes him useful DumbMuscle for the {{Card Carrying Villain}}s of the Linear Guild. Fortunately, it means that his murderous rampages can be reined in with fudge ripple ice cream.
-->''"[[AllLowercaseLetters t]]hog like breaking stuff."''


* ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'': Mercury, [[CannibalClan The Clan]]'s lookout is portrayed as the mentally stunted "pet" of the family, speaking in a slow, thick voice, struggling with language, and generally being accepted as a source of amusement to his older, more competent, and more vicious brothers, Pluto (who courtesy of his actor's Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is physically handicapped) and Mars (the only one of Papa Jupiter's sons who isn't disabled in some fashion).

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* ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'': Mercury, [[CannibalClan The Clan]]'s lookout is portrayed as the mentally stunted "pet" of the family, speaking in a slow, thick voice, struggling with language, and generally being accepted as a source of amusement to his older, more competent, and more vicious brothers, Pluto (who courtesy of his actor's real life Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is [[EvilCripple physically handicapped) handicapped]]) and Mars (the only one of Papa Jupiter's sons who isn't disabled in some fashion).

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* ''Film/HotFuzz'': Lurch is a hulking behemoth but also a simpleton unable to vocalize anything other than a high-pitched affirmative "Yarp", and still he willingly works for the villains without any remorse.


The intellectual counterpoint to the EvilCripple and the inversion of EvilGenius, this character's morals are as repugnant as his mentality is limited. He might be diagnosed with a real life condition (however [[HollywoodAutism inaccurately]]) in-story, or it might be left [[AmbiguousDisorder deliberately vague]], but either way, his intellectual disability and immorality go hand in hand.

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The intellectual counterpoint to the EvilCripple and the inversion of EvilGenius, this character's morals are as repugnant as his mentality is limited. He might be diagnosed with a real life condition (however [[HollywoodAutism inaccurately]]) in-story, or it might be left [[AmbiguousDisorder deliberately vague]], but either way, his intellectual disability impairment and immorality go hand in hand.



* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'': Bizarro was originally written as simply having an inverted sense of morality, and despite their broken speech patterns, the Bizarros of the Silver Age were often capable of feats that would require substantial intellect. In the modern era, however, Bizarro is more often than not written as a mentally disabled Superman, meaning well, but lacking the intellectual capability to follow through.

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Bizarro was originally written as simply having an inverted sense of morality, and despite their broken speech patterns, the Bizarros of the Silver Age were often capable of feats that would require substantial intellect. In the modern era, however, Bizarro is more often than not written as a mentally disabled Superman, meaning well, but lacking the intellectual capability to follow through.
** Non, General Zod's [[TheBrute giant]], mute henchman, was intellectually disabled by way of a lobotomy forced on him by Krypton's ruling council when he dared to voice his support for Jor-El's theories about Krypton exploding.



* ''Film/{{Superman II}}'': During the sentencing scene at the beginning of the film, Non, Zod's [[SilentAntagonist mute]], [[TheBrute giant]] [[DumbMuscle henchman]] is described as being as evil and violent as he is intellectually impaired. This is borne out by the rest of the film, where Non is little more than a thug for Zod, doing whatever the General tells him to with the same blank expression on his face.



** Lucas Turner of Season 4 finale "To Hell and Back" suffered from both autism and "mild mental retardation" and was entirely under the thumb of his ruthless older brother Mason whom he'd accidentally [[EvilCripple crippled]] when they were younger. Kidnapping young women for the quadriplegic Mason, Lucas killed them with a hammer, then fed their bodies to the family's pigs while Mason watched.

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** Lucas Turner of Season 4 finale "To Hell and Back" suffered from both autism and "mild mental retardation" and was entirely under the thumb of his ruthless older brother Mason whom he'd accidentally [[EvilCripple crippled]] when they were younger. Kidnapping young homeless men and women for the quadriplegic Mason, Lucas killed them with a hammer, [[DropTheHammer hammer]], then fed their bodies to the family's pigs while Mason watched.


Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, EvilAlbino, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. Should go without saying but NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.

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Compare InsaneEqualsViolent, EvilCripple, DepravedDwarf, EvilAlbino, and DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery. Contrast EvilGenius and DumbIsGood. Should go without saying but NoRealLifeExamplesPlease.[[noreallife]]


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