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* In ''RWBY Chibi'', Neapolitan becomes this to Roman, being cheerier than her main series character and gaining the use of placards to "voice" her opinion.


* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', [[spoiler:Hilda]] of all people is this to the Bloodline Prince. She's a rather upbeat MadMathematician and freely admits to sleep with the Prince, but from what is seen, [[SubordinateExcuse he treats her well and clearly enjoys it.]]

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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', [[spoiler:Hilda]] of all people is this to the Bloodline Prince. She's a rather upbeat MadMathematician and freely admits to sleep sleeping with the Prince, but from what is seen, [[SubordinateExcuse he treats her well and clearly enjoys it.]]


* The bubbly Ty Lee of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', created specifically to serve as comedic foil to both [[EmoTeen Mai]] and [[AxCrazy Azula]].

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* The bubbly Ty Lee of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', created specifically to serve as comedic foil to both [[EmoTeen Mai]] and [[AxCrazy Azula]]. Unlike most examples, she doesn't follow Azula out of respect, but out of fear of her childhood friend.



* Demencia from ''WesternAnimation/{{Villainous}}'', although Black Hat would rather she just go away and stop flirting with him rather than anything else.

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* Demencia from ''WesternAnimation/{{Villainous}}'', although ''WesternAnimation/{{Villainous}}''. Her boss Black Hat would rather she just go away and stop flirting absolutely despises her tendency to flirt with him rather than anything else.him, but reluctantly views it as a necessary trade-off considering she's also his most powerful and loyal operative as a result.


A good way of applying the humor of TheComicallySerious to villains is by pairing them with the Perky Female Minion. This character is something like the DistaffCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}} to the EnigmaticMinion; she can range in psyche from PunchClockVillain to [[CuteAndPsycho fairly psychotic]], but have an upbeat, GenkiGirl personality, in sharp contrast to the ([[MotherNatureFatherScience usually male]]) BigBad she serves, who will be gloomy, AxCrazy, etc. If the female minion has a crush on her boss, which she often does, it will generally be of the MadLove variety, although this affection isn't a requirement, [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling nor is its reciprocation]].

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A good way of applying the humor of TheComicallySerious to villains is by pairing them with the Perky Female Minion. This character is something like the DistaffCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}} to the EnigmaticMinion; she can range in psyche from PunchClockVillain to [[CuteAndPsycho fairly psychotic]], but have an upbeat, GenkiGirl personality, in sharp contrast to the ([[MotherNatureFatherScience usually usually]] [[ARealManIsAKiller male]]) BigBad she serves, who will be gloomy, AxCrazy, etc. If the female minion has a crush on her boss, which she often does, it will generally be of the MadLove variety, although this affection isn't a requirement, [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling nor is its reciprocation]].


* Flea of the Mystical Knights in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' is a VillanousCrossdresser who fits the part.

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* Flea of the Mystical Knights in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' is a VillanousCrossdresser VillainousCrossdresser who fits the part.

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* Flea of the Mystical Knights in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' is a VillanousCrossdresser who fits the part.

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* SexyJester, Harle from ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' is this to Lynx.





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* ''Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'' villain ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} had the very short-lived Birdy, who played this role for him. In the comics it was just a front as she had been unwillingly ReforgedIntoAMinion by him, but in her adaptational appearances in the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever games it was played completely straight.

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* ''Franchise/{{Wolverine}}'' villain ComicBook/{{Sabretooth}} had the very short-lived Birdy, who played this role for him. In the comics it was is just a front as she had been unwillingly ReforgedIntoAMinion by him, but in her adaptational appearances in the VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever ''VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever'' games it was is played completely straight.



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* Columbia in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. She's quite a bit like Harley Quinn.

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Columbia in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. She's is quite a bit like Harley Quinn.



* Miss Teschmacher in the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movies.
** Kitty takes over this role for ''Film/SupermanReturns''.

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* Miss Teschmacher in the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movies.
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* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'':
** As an inversion, Jessa Vanallen is rather perky and upbeat... until she becomes [[DepravedBisexual Melina Frost]]'s minion. [[RapeAsDrama Given the way Melina treats her, though, could you blame her?]]
** A more played straight example would be Lizzie Nolan of the Mini site spinoff ''Evolution'', who does the announcements detailing the subjects' horrible deaths in a rather... [[GenkiGirl energetic fashion]].
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* Snarky, rude supervillainess Vamp, to her boss The Necromancer in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. You ''know'' no one named The Necromancer is going to be a comedian.
* As an inversion, Jessa Vanallen of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' was rather perky and upbeat...until she became [[DepravedBisexual Melina Frost]]'s minion. [[RapeAsDrama Given the way Melina treated her, though, could you blame her?]]
** A more played straight example would be Lizzie Nolan of the Mini site spinoff ''Evolution'', who does the announcements detailing the subjects' horrible deaths in a rather... [[GenkiGirl energetic fashion]].

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* Snarky, rude supervillainess Vamp, to her boss The Necromancer in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse. ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. You ''know'' no one named The Necromancer is going to be a comedian.
* As an inversion, Jessa Vanallen of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' was rather perky and upbeat...until she became [[DepravedBisexual Melina Frost]]'s minion. [[RapeAsDrama Given the way Melina treated her, though, could you blame her?]]
** A more played straight example would be Lizzie Nolan of the Mini site spinoff ''Evolution'', who does the announcements detailing the subjects' horrible deaths in a rather... [[GenkiGirl energetic fashion]].
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* Again, Harley Quinn toward ComicBook/TheJoker in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.

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* Again, Harley Quinn toward ComicBook/TheJoker in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.



* Once she joins the LegionOfDoom in season 9 of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', young pegasus Cozy Glow is quite perky and upbeat in comparison to her co-conspirators, especially the brooding Tirek (whom she most often hang around) and the overly serious [[spoiler:BigBad Grogar]].




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* ''[[VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt Azure Striker Gunvolt 2]]'': Copen tends to hover between antihero and VillainProtagonist, and generally [[TheComicallySerious never lightens up.]] The AI for his attack drones, Lola, is playful, energetic, and expressive.


A good way of applying the humor of TheComicallySerious to villains is by pairing them with the Perky Female Minion. This character is something like the DistaffCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}} to the EnigmaticMinion; they can range in psyche from PunchClockVillain to [[CuteAndPsycho fairly psychotic]], but have an upbeat, GenkiGirl personality in sharp contrast to the villain they serve who will be gloomy, AxCrazy, etc. If the female minion has a crush on the other villain, it will generally be of the MadLove variety, although this affection isn't a requirement, [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling nor is its reciprocation]].

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A good way of applying the humor of TheComicallySerious to villains is by pairing them with the Perky Female Minion. This character is something like the DistaffCounterpart[=/=]{{Foil}} to the EnigmaticMinion; they she can range in psyche from PunchClockVillain to [[CuteAndPsycho fairly psychotic]], but have an upbeat, GenkiGirl personality personality, in sharp contrast to the villain they serve ([[MotherNatureFatherScience usually male]]) BigBad she serves, who will be gloomy, AxCrazy, etc. If the female minion has a crush on the other villain, her boss, which she often does, it will generally be of the MadLove variety, although this affection isn't a requirement, [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling nor is its reciprocation]].


* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has [[spoiler:an ''inversion'' with Izuru Kamakura, a dark, gloomy, and emotionless (but very powerful) [[TheDragon henchman]] to his perky female ''[[BigBad boss]]'', Junko Enoshima]].

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has [[spoiler:an ''inversion'' with Izuru Kamakura, Kamukura, a dark, gloomy, and emotionless (but very powerful) [[TheDragon henchman]] to his perky female ''[[BigBad boss]]'', Junko Enoshima]].


* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has [[spoiler:an ''inversion'' with Izumi Kamakura, a dark, gloomy, and emotionless (but very powerful) [[TheDragon henchman]] to his perky female ''[[BigBad boss]]'', Junko Enoshima]].

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has [[spoiler:an ''inversion'' with Izumi Izuru Kamakura, a dark, gloomy, and emotionless (but very powerful) [[TheDragon henchman]] to his perky female ''[[BigBad boss]]'', Junko Enoshima]].


Compare SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl for a similar dynamic. Contrasts TheBaroness for the exact opposite, a chilly and sadistic villainess. Can be a subtrope of VileVillainLaughableLackey.

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Compare SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl for a similar dynamic. Contrasts TheBaroness for the exact opposite, a chilly chilly/chilling and sadistic villainess. Can be a subtrope of VileVillainLaughableLackey.



* ComicBook/HarleyQuinn was originally a psychiatrist assigned to ComicBook/TheJoker, but wound up [[MadLove falling in love with him]] and helping him in his crimes. She's an unrepentant murderer, but so cheerful and so absolutely devoted to "Mistah J" that one can't help but pity her when he slaps her around and[=/=]or threatens to kill her.

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* ComicBook/HarleyQuinn was originally a psychiatrist assigned to ComicBook/TheJoker, but wound up [[MadLove falling in love with him]] and helping him in his crimes. She's an unrepentant murderer, but so cheerful and so absolutely devoted to "Mistah J" that one can't help but pity her when he slaps her around and[=/=]or threatens to kill her. Of course, The Joker [[LaughablyEvil is by no means gloomy or deadpan]].


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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' has [[spoiler:an ''inversion'' with Izumi Kamakura, a dark, gloomy, and emotionless (but very powerful) [[TheDragon henchman]] to his perky female ''[[BigBad boss]]'', Junko Enoshima]].


* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Commander Mars of Team Galactic jumps up and down with joy and gets childishly excited at the thought of blowing up one of Sinnoh's lakes. In her first appearance, she also stops what she's doing to listen to one of Dia and Pearl's comedy routines.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Commander Mars of Team Galactic jumps up and down with joy and gets childishly excited at the thought of blowing up one of Sinnoh's lakes. In her first appearance, she also stops what she's doing to listen to one of Dia Diamond and Pearl's comedy routines.


* ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' (1) has ''[[QuirkyMinibossSquad three]]'' of these; Nana, Saki, and Mio are ALL in love with the Colonel, and only fight with any effectiveness as a team. They are comically annoying even to their own side, but ultimately seem to be well-intentioned... Or at least intentioned alongside their boss. Who doesn't especially care for them.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' (1) ''VideoGame/Grandia1'' has ''[[QuirkyMinibossSquad three]]'' of these; Nana, Saki, and Mio are ALL in love with the Colonel, and only fight with any effectiveness as a team. They are comically annoying even to their own side, but ultimately seem to be well-intentioned... Or at least intentioned alongside their boss. Who doesn't especially care for them.

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