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* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' {{Elseworld}}s story "The Master of the Future", a turn-of-the-century Batman battled the so-called "Master", Alexandre [=LeRoi=](very likely inspired by the Jules Verne example in Literature below), who attempted to destroy the Gotham City World's Fair Exposition from his airship, via a [[{{Steampunk}} solar cannon composed of an array of lenses that concentrated sunlight into a cohesive beam]].

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' {{Elseworld}}s story "The Master of the Future", a turn-of-the-century Batman battled the so-called "Master", Alexandre [=LeRoi=](very [=LeRoi=] (very likely inspired by the Jules Verne example in Literature below), who attempted to destroy the Gotham City World's Fair Exposition from his airship, CoolAirship, via a [[{{Steampunk}} solar cannon composed of an array of lenses that concentrated sunlight into a cohesive beam]].


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[-[[caption-width-right:308:L-R, top to Bottom: [[Series/DoctorWho [[Characters/DoctorWhoMasters The Master]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The Master]], [[ComicBook/AlphaFlight The Master]], [[VideoGame/{{Fallout1}} The Master]], [[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome The Master]], and [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate The Master]]]]-]


* ''Film/TheMaster'' is about the rise of a ChurchOfHappyology-style cult leader.

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* ''Film/TheMaster'' is about the rise of a ChurchOfHappyology-style cult leader.leader who's called "Master" by his followers.


Note that characters who have a name to go with "Master" are exempted from this--for example, Master So-and-So who teaches martial arts. Often a student will simply refer to their teacher as "Master", but that's also an exemption.

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Note that characters who have a name to go with "Master" are exempted from this--for this for example, Master So-and-So who teaches martial arts. Often a student will simply refer to their teacher as "Master", but that's also an exemption.



** The series' longest recurring solo villain and the Doctor's EvilCounterpart who actively chose the title just as the Doctor did theirs, which tells you rather a lot about them as a person.
** Going by this name so amused the Master that even while incognito, they often chose a paper-thin-disguise alias based on its sound or [[ThisIsMyNameOnForeign meaning]] (Mister Magister, Professor Thascales, Col. Masters, Missy, etc.). On the rare occasions anyone's asked what they're the master ''of'', the answer tends to be "the master of all matter" or simply "The Master of All". By the same token, the Doctor is "a doctor of many things" or "The Doctor of Everything" plus a couple of less-used versions referring to time-travel. It's been suggested that the Master's name comes from their degree at the Time Lord Academy. Bear in mind that a master's degree is just one step below a doctorate this might explain the enmity between the Doctor and the Master! In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], it's hinted that the word "doctor" (which means "person of knowledge" or "healer") comes from the Doctor himself. So it would be fitting for the word "Master" (which means "controller" and "man of knowledge") to come from him as well.
** On at least three occasions in the Second Doctor's run, the Doctor is told that "The Master" wants to see him (on one occasion it's the Great Intelligence, on another it's the Master of the Land of Fiction, and on the other it's Professor Maxtible). In each case he reacts with alarm. Since the Master proper hadn't been invented then, his misgivings can only be down to [[GenreSavvy his knowledge of this trope]]. (In-universe, in the Master's debut story, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons "Terror of the Autons"]], a Time Lord informs the Doctor that the Master has taken to referring to himself by that title; though the Doctor knew the character before this, he is apparently unaware of the change in his moniker). After the Master proper had already been established, the Fifth Doctor, while playing cricket, was informed he played as well as "the Master", and got progressively more nervous until the other man clarified that he was talking about "the other Doctor" -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Grace W. G. Grace.]]

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** The series' longest recurring solo villain and the Doctor's EvilCounterpart who actively chose the title just as the Doctor did theirs, which tells you rather a lot about them as a person.
** Going by this name so amused the Master that even while incognito, they often chose a paper-thin-disguise alias based on its sound or [[ThisIsMyNameOnForeign meaning]] (Mister Magister, Professor Thascales, Col. Masters, Missy, etc.). On the rare occasions anyone's asked what they're the master ''of'', the answer tends to be "the master of all matter" or simply "The Master of All". By the same token, the Doctor is "a doctor of many things" or "The Doctor of Everything" plus a couple of less-used versions referring to time-travel. It's been suggested that the Master's name comes from their degree at the Time Lord Academy. Bear in mind that a master's degree is just one step below a doctorate this might explain the enmity between the Doctor and the Master! In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], it's hinted that the word "doctor" (which means "person of knowledge" or "healer") comes from the Doctor himself. So it would be fitting for the word "Master" (which means "controller" and "man of knowledge") to come from him as well.
** On at least three occasions in the Second Doctor's run, the Doctor is told that "The Master" wants to see him (on one occasion it's the Great Intelligence, on another it's the Master of the Land of Fiction, and on the other it's Professor Maxtible). In each case he reacts with alarm. Since the Master proper hadn't been invented then, his misgivings can only be down to [[GenreSavvy his knowledge of this trope]]. (In-universe, in the Master's debut story, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons "Terror of the Autons"]], a Time Lord informs the Doctor that the Master has taken to referring to himself by that title; though the Doctor knew the character before this, he is apparently unaware of the change in his moniker). moniker.) After the Master proper had already been established, the Fifth Doctor, while playing cricket, was informed he played as well as "the Master", and got progressively more nervous until the other man clarified that he was talking about "the other Doctor" -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Grace W. G. Grace.]]





'''The Doctor:''' You chose it... [[DeadpanSnarker Psychiatrist's field day.]]

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'''The Doctor:''' You chose it... [[DeadpanSnarker Psychiatrist's field day.]]



* In his role as the BiggerBad[=/=]EvilMentor of the Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1995, Wrestling/KingCurtisIaukea's character was ''named'' the Master.

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* In his role as the BiggerBad[=/=]EvilMentor EvilMentor of the Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1995, Wrestling/KingCurtisIaukea's character was ''named'' the Master.

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* In one ''ComicBook/{{Valerian}}'' story, appropriately named "The Master's birds", the titular Master is a [[spoiler:gigantic brain-like alien [[MindRape mind raping]] people into submission]].


Beware of any character whose name is simply "The Master." They're often in charge of things (duh) but most often these things include a reclusive mansion in the middle of nowhere, or [[BigFancyCastle a castle]], or [[MadScientistLaboratory a laboratory]], or all three! If they don't rule in the periphery of civilization like an old-school noble, they may rule right under our noses in civilized society. Whatever they're up to, expect them to have a big mustache, a great dining hall, and any number of {{Evil Plan}}s.

Note that characters who have a name to go with "Master" are exempted from this--for example, Master So-and-So who teaches martial arts. Often a student will simply refer to their teacher as "Master," but that's also an exemption.

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Beware of any character whose name is simply "The Master." Master". They're often in charge of things (duh) but most often these things include a reclusive mansion in the middle of nowhere, or [[BigFancyCastle a castle]], or [[MadScientistLaboratory a laboratory]], or all three! If they don't rule in the periphery of civilization like an old-school noble, they may rule right under our noses in civilized society. Whatever they're up to, expect them to have a big mustache, a great dining hall, and any number of {{Evil Plan}}s.

Note that characters who have a name to go with "Master" are exempted from this--for example, Master So-and-So who teaches martial arts. Often a student will simply refer to their teacher as "Master," "Master", but that's also an exemption.


* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'': ThE mAsTeR wOuLd [=NoT=] aPpRoVe [=BeInG=] oVeRlOoKeD fRoM tHiS lIsT. nO, tHe [=MaStEr=] [=WoUlD=] nOt [=ApPrOve=].

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* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'': ThE [=ThE=] mAsTeR wOuLd [=NoT=] aPpRoVe [=BeInG=] oVeRlOoKeD fRoM tHiS lIsT. nO, tHe [=MaStEr=] [=WoUlD=] nOt [=ApPrOve=].


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* ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'': The bartender at the [=ChaChaMaru=] is known as "Master." Suppose this may double as EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, but he DOES fit with the big mustache and the great dining hall. As for evil plans, well, he has a crush on his boozy redhead slacker alcoholic waitress [[spoiler:and eventually marries her]], so he's got that going for him. "Master" is actually what Japanese people call bartenders in general; you can see it in a few other series, like ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''.



* ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'': The bartender at the [=ChaChaMaru=] is known as "Master". Suppose this may double as EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep, but he DOES fit with the big mustache and the great dining hall. As for evil plans, well, he has a crush on his boozy redhead slacker alcoholic waitress [[spoiler:and eventually marries her]], so he's got that going for him. "Master" is actually what Japanese people call bartenders in general; you can see it in a few other series, like ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''.



* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' {{Elseworld}}s story "The Master of the Future", a turn-of-the-century Batman battled the so-called "Master", Alexandre [=LeRoi=](very likely inspired by the Jules Verne example in Literature below), who attempted to destroy the Gotham City World's Fair Exposition from his airship, via a [[{{Steampunk}} solar cannon composed of an array of lenses that concentrated sunlight into a cohesive beam]].



* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' {{Elseworld}}s story "The Master of the Future", a turn-of-the-century Batman battled the so-called "Master", Alexandre [=LeRoi=](very likely inspired by the Jules Verne example in Literature below), who attempted to destroy the Gotham City World's Fair Exposition from his airship, via a [[{{Steampunk}} solar cannon composed of an array of lenses that concentrated sunlight into a cohesive beam]].



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_theorem Master Theorem,]] for deducting the computation time of divide-and-conquer algorithms.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_theorem Master Theorem,]] Theorem]], for deducting the computation time of divide-and-conquer algorithms.



* ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'': One of the eponymous characters from M. Bulgakov's novel -- though this Master is not a villain, but one of the most good and kind-hearted characters in the book. He was a writer, but after his book was banned, he went out of his mind, and started to call himself "the Master" (an important note: in Russian "master" means not "lord", but something like "maestro"). He was actually given the name by his lover (that would be Margarita) who was devoted to him and his novel. His real name is never revealed, but it's implied that his skill is so great that Master is the more fitting name anyway.

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* ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'': One of the eponymous characters from M. Bulgakov's novel -- though this Master is not a villain, but one of the most good and kind-hearted characters in the book. He was a writer, but after his book was banned, he went out of his mind, and started to call himself "the Master" (an important note: in Russian "master" means not "lord", but something like "maestro"). He was actually given the name by his lover (that would be Margarita) who was devoted to him and his novel. His real name is never revealed, but it's implied that his skill is so great that Master is the more fitting name anyway.



* ''Radio/TheShadow'': ''The Black Master'', one of the earlier novellas in ''The Shadow Magazine'', sometimes referred to the eponymous criminal mastermind as "The Master" before settling on "The Black Master".



* ''[[Radio/TheShadow The Black Master]]'', one of the earlier novellas in ''The Shadow Magazine'', sometimes referred to the eponymous criminal mastermind as "The Master" before settling on "The Black Master".



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** The series' longest recurring solo villain and the Doctor's EvilCounterpart -- who actively chose the title just as the Doctor did theirs, which tells you rather a lot about them as a person,
** Going by this name so amused the Master that even while incognito, they often chose a paper-thin-disguise alias based on its sound or [[ThisIsMyNameOnForeign meaning]] (Mister Magister, Professor Thascales, Col. Masters, Missy, etc.). On the rare occasions anyone's asked what they're the master ''of'', the answer tends to be "the master of all matter" or simply "The Master of All". By the same token, the Doctor is "a doctor of many things" or "The Doctor of Everything" plus a couple of less-used versions referring to time-travel. It's been suggested that the Master's name comes from their degree at the Time Lord Academy. Bear in mind that a master's degree is just one step below a doctorate -- this might explain the enmity between the Doctor and the Master! In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], it's hinted that the word "doctor" (which means "person of knowledge" or "healer") comes from the Doctor himself. So it would be fitting for the word "Master" (which means "controller" and "man of knowledge") to come from him as well.

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** The series' longest recurring solo villain and the Doctor's EvilCounterpart -- who actively chose the title just as the Doctor did theirs, which tells you rather a lot about them as a person,
person.
** Going by this name so amused the Master that even while incognito, they often chose a paper-thin-disguise alias based on its sound or [[ThisIsMyNameOnForeign meaning]] (Mister Magister, Professor Thascales, Col. Masters, Missy, etc.). On the rare occasions anyone's asked what they're the master ''of'', the answer tends to be "the master of all matter" or simply "The Master of All". By the same token, the Doctor is "a doctor of many things" or "The Doctor of Everything" plus a couple of less-used versions referring to time-travel. It's been suggested that the Master's name comes from their degree at the Time Lord Academy. Bear in mind that a master's degree is just one step below a doctorate -- this might explain the enmity between the Doctor and the Master! In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar "A Good Man Goes to War"]], it's hinted that the word "doctor" (which means "person of knowledge" or "healer") comes from the Doctor himself. So it would be fitting for the word "Master" (which means "controller" and "man of knowledge") to come from him as well.



*** "The Master of the Land of Fiction" from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]], who was usually called the Master for short. He wasn't a villain, though. [[DoubleSubversion However,]] he was controlled by a computer called the MASTER Brain.

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*** "The Master of the Land of Fiction" from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]], who was usually called the Master for short. He wasn't a villain, though. [[DoubleSubversion However,]] However]], he was controlled by a computer called the MASTER Brain.



* ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' had its own recurring villain, The Master, played with gusto and a surprisingly-for-the-[[WorldOfHam usually-over-the-top-show]]-restrained Chinese accent by Jon Pertwee -- who at the same time was also portraying on television [[Series/DoctorWho the mortal foe of a completely different Master]].

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* ''Radio/TheNavyLark'' had its own recurring villain, The Master, played with gusto and a surprisingly-for-the-[[WorldOfHam usually-over-the-top-show]]-restrained Chinese accent by Jon Pertwee -- who at the same time was also portraying on television [[Series/DoctorWho the mortal foe of a completely different Master]].



* The Master (formerly Richard Grey) from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}''.
* ''VideoGame/PaperMario'': The BonusBoss and most powerful enemy in [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 the original game]], the [[OldMaster head of a martial arts dojo]], is known simply as The Master.
* Porky/Pokey from the ''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'' franchise likes to identify himself with the prefix of "Master".
* In ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' "Master" is given as the title to the members of the Sage Trinity. [[spoiler:Two out of the three are evil.]]
* ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends 2'' has "The Master", [[spoiler:the last true human being there is, with everyone else in the world being [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robots]] or [[ArtificialHuman clones]] or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs robot clones]]. He's actually [[SubvertedTrope very benevolent]]. Unfortunately, he's also [[PosthumousCharacter already dead]], and most of his direct creations are [[AIIsACrapshoot much]] [[OmnicidalManiac less]] [[KillEmAll benevolent]] than he was.]]
* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', the leader of the [[ProfessionalKiller assassins]] is named Al Mualim, literally 'The Master'. [[spoiler:Turns out at the end of the game that he was just using you to give him undisputed control of the Piece of Eden, an ancient artifact capable of brainwashing the world.]]



* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', the leader of the [[ProfessionalKiller assassins]] is named Al Mualim, literally 'The Master'. [[spoiler:Turns out at the end of the game that he was just using you to give him undisputed control of the Piece of Eden, an ancient artifact capable of brainwashing the world.]]



* The NES game ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' featured Master-D, leader of the now defunct BADDS, a villain born as a result of ExecutiveMeddling. Before Nintendo censored it, he was Adolf Hitler, [[CameBackWrong brought back from the dead]] by TheEmpire to help them finish a superweapon. Master-D probably felt at home, as The Empire was clearly PuttingOnTheReich. Fortunately, the player will have a chance to make Hit...Master-D's [[YourHeadAsplode head explode in a very graphic scene for the SNES]].



* The Element Dolls refer to the PlayerCharacter as this in ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou]]''.



* Ditto for ''VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness''.
* Franchise/StreetFighter has a half example. In Japan the villain is named Vega. However, in america, he got a more famous name: Master Bison.
* And from [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} another Capcom game]] we got Grandmaster Meioh, commonly simply referred to as The Grandmaster. Of note is that "Meioh" isn't his name but is simply another title meaning "Dark King" or "Lord of Darkness".
* The Master Hand from the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. [[spoiler:And, as of the Wii U and 3DS versions, [[SNKBoss Master Core]].]]
* The Master is a major boss in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMajEyal''.
* The Element Dolls refer to the PlayerCharacter as this in ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou]]''.

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* Ditto for ''VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness''.
* Franchise/StreetFighter has a half example. In Japan the villain is named Vega. However, in america, he got a more famous name: Master Bison.
* And from [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} another Capcom game]] we got Grandmaster Meioh, commonly simply referred to as The Grandmaster. Of note is that "Meioh" isn't his name but is simply another title meaning "Dark King" or "Lord of Darkness".
* The Master Hand (formerly Richard Grey) from the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. [[spoiler:And, as of the Wii U and 3DS versions, [[SNKBoss Master Core]].]]
* The Master is a major boss in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMajEyal''.
* The Element Dolls refer to the PlayerCharacter as this in ''[[VideoGame/DonPachi DoDonPachi SaiDaiOuJou]]''.
''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}''.
%%* Ditto for ''VideoGame/HeartOfDarkness''.



* The NES game ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' featured Master-D, leader of the now defunct BADDS, a villain born as a result of ExecutiveMeddling. Before Nintendo censored it, he was Adolf Hitler, [[CameBackWrong brought back from the dead]] by TheEmpire to help them finish a superweapon. Master-D probably felt at home, as The Empire was clearly PuttingOnTheReich. Fortunately, the player will have a chance to make Hit...Master-D's [[YourHeadAsplode head explode in a very graphic scene for the SNES]].

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* The NES game ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' featured Master-D, leader ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
** In ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' "Master" is given as the title to the members
of the now defunct BADDS, a villain born as a result Sage Trinity. [[spoiler:Two out of ExecutiveMeddling. Before Nintendo censored it, the three are evil.]]
** ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends 2'' has "The Master", [[spoiler:the last true human being there is, with everyone else in the world being [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots robots]] or [[ArtificialHuman clones]] or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs robot clones]]. He's actually [[SubvertedTrope very benevolent]]. Unfortunately, he's also [[PosthumousCharacter already dead]], and most of his direct creations are [[AIIsACrapshoot much]] [[OmnicidalManiac less]] [[KillEmAll benevolent]] than
he was Adolf Hitler, [[CameBackWrong brought back was.]]
* Porky/Pokey
from the dead]] by TheEmpire ''VideoGame/{{Mother}}'' franchise likes to help them finish identify himself with the prefix of "Master".
* ''VideoGame/PaperMario'': The BonusBoss and most powerful enemy in [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 the original game]], the [[OldMaster head of
a superweapon. Master-D probably felt at home, martial arts dojo]], is known simply as The Empire was clearly PuttingOnTheReich. Fortunately, Master.
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' has a half example. In Japan
the player will have villain is named Vega. However, in America, he got a chance more famous name: Master Bison.
* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' has Grandmaster Meioh, commonly simply referred
to make Hit...Master-D's [[YourHeadAsplode head explode in a very graphic scene for as The Grandmaster. Of note is that "Meioh" isn't his name but is simply another title meaning "Dark King" or "Lord of Darkness".
* The Master Hand from
the SNES]].''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. [[spoiler:And, as of the Wii U and 3DS versions, [[SNKBoss Master Core]].]]
* The Master is a major boss in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMajEyal''.



* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' The Master of Paris is an over two-hundred year old powerful spark who instills dread in most of the other players in the political sphere of Europa and can control everything including the very bricks in his city to use as weapons against his opponents or those who would defy him.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': The Master of Paris is an over two-hundred year old a powerful spark Spark over 200 years old who instills dread in most of the other players in the political sphere of Europa and can control everything everything, including the very bricks in his city city, to use as weapons against his opponents or those who would defy him.



* Subverted by the not-at-all evil and thoroughly ''fabulous'' Creator/NoelCoward, nicknamed "The Master."
* The [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1609168.stm Enigma machine theft]] involved "an unnamed buyer in India, referred to as 'The Master.'"

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* Subverted by the not-at-all evil and thoroughly ''fabulous'' Creator/NoelCoward, nicknamed "The Master."
Master".
* The [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1609168.stm Enigma machine theft]] involved "an unnamed buyer in India, referred to as 'The Master.'"Master'."


** Despite not being a villain, he's still pretty scary in his own way, when you consider that the devil himself comes to Earth just to find him, and he seems to be channeling the consciousness of a biblical figure who's been dead for 2,000 years...


* Subverted in Marc Twain's ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'': the tittle yankee was styled ''The Boss'' by the whole Britain.

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* Subverted in Marc Twain's ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'': the tittle yankee title Yankee was styled ''The Boss'' by the whole Britain.British.


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* ''[[Radio/TheShadow The Black Master]]'', one of the earlier novellas in ''The Shadow Magazine'', sometimes referred to the eponymous criminal mastermind as "The Master" before settling on "The Black Master".


* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_theorem Master Theorem]], for deducting the computation time of divide-and-conquer algorithms.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_theorem Master Theorem]], Theorem,]] for deducting the computation time of divide-and-conquer algorithms.



** On at least three occasions in the Second Doctor's run, the Doctor is told that "The Master" wants to see him (on one occasion it's the Great Intelligence, on another it's the Master of the Land of Fiction, and on the other it's Professor Maxtible). In each case he reacts with alarm. Since the Master proper hadn't been invented then, his misgivings can only be down to [[GenreSavvy his knowledge of this trope]]. (In-universe, in the Master's debut story, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons "Terror of the Autons"]], a Time Lord informs the Doctor that the Master has taken to referring to himself by that title; though the Doctor knew the character before this, he is apparently unaware of the change in his moniker). After the Master proper had already been established, the Fifth Doctor, while playing cricket, was informed he played as well as "the Master", and got progressively more nervous until the other man clarified that he was talking about "the other Doctor" -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Grace W. G. Grace]].

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** On at least three occasions in the Second Doctor's run, the Doctor is told that "The Master" wants to see him (on one occasion it's the Great Intelligence, on another it's the Master of the Land of Fiction, and on the other it's Professor Maxtible). In each case he reacts with alarm. Since the Master proper hadn't been invented then, his misgivings can only be down to [[GenreSavvy his knowledge of this trope]]. (In-universe, in the Master's debut story, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons "Terror of the Autons"]], a Time Lord informs the Doctor that the Master has taken to referring to himself by that title; though the Doctor knew the character before this, he is apparently unaware of the change in his moniker). After the Master proper had already been established, the Fifth Doctor, while playing cricket, was informed he played as well as "the Master", and got progressively more nervous until the other man clarified that he was talking about "the other Doctor" -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._G._Grace W. G. Grace]].Grace.]]


* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch has a theme called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWn0nF-PFcE THE MASTER]]" for his most ominous, overlordly, badass scenes.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch has a theme called "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWn0nF-PFcE THE MASTER]]" "THE MASTER"]] for his most ominous, overlordly, badass scenes.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' The Master of Paris is an over two-hundred year old powerful spark who instills dread in most of the other players in the political sphere of Europa and can control everything including the very bricks in his city to use as weapons against his opponents or those who would defy him.

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