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* Vegeta from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', as seen in the trope picture, as well as Raditz. Notably, he still has it after his HeelFaceTurn.

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* Vegeta from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', as seen in the trope picture, as well as Raditz. Notably, he still has it after his HeelFaceTurn.


%%* Julian from ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced''.
%%* Eddie Munster from ''Series/TheMunsters''.
* Dr. Chaotica from the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' holodeck program "Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton". As an {{expy}} of Ming the Merciless, it's required.

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%%* Julian from ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced''.
%%* Eddie Munster from ''Series/TheMunsters''.
* Dr. Chaotica from the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' holodeck program "Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton". As an {{expy}} ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Evil Willow, although she also wears one naturally while a good character.
** Dracula,
of Ming the Merciless, it's required.course, bears one as well during his apparition.



** The oppressive Moroks from "The Space Museum" have this as their [[RubberForeheadAliens Rubber Forehead]]. So do the Dominators in "The Dominators".
** The Master from had one of these in some of his incarnations. Most noticeably on Roger Delgado. They gave Roger Delgado that widow's peak for the role -- they thought it looked more sinister than a receding hairline. (They also widened the white streaks in his beard.)
** Antiheroic example -- The Fourth Doctor actually has a very prominent widow's peak in the classic, Dracula shape, though there's an [[QuirkyCurls enormous volume of curly hair that covers it up]], so it's only visible when he scrapes his hair backwards (see "Pyramids of Mars" and "The Seeds of Doom" for a couple of examples). This fits his CreepyCute personality very well -- he likes to appear [[ObfuscatingStupidity silly]] and [[ManChild innocent]] to cover up a [[UnscrupulousHero seriously dark side]].
* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' two-parter "In a Mirror Darkly", Mayweather's MirrorUniverse counterpart has a widow's peak.

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** The oppressive Moroks from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum "The Space Museum" Museum"]] have this as their [[RubberForeheadAliens Rubber Forehead]]. So do the Dominators in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators".
Dominators"]].
** The Master from had has one of these in some of his incarnations. Most incarnations, most noticeably on Roger Delgado. Creator/RogerDelgado. They gave Roger Delgado that widow's peak for the role -- they thought it looked more sinister than a receding hairline. (They also widened the white streaks in his beard.)
** Antiheroic example -- example: The Fourth Doctor actually has a very prominent widow's peak in the classic, Dracula shape, though there's an [[QuirkyCurls enormous volume of curly hair that covers it up]], so it's only visible when he scrapes his hair backwards (see [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E3PyramidsOfMars "Pyramids of Mars" Mars"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom "The Seeds of Doom" Doom"]] for a couple of examples). This fits his CreepyCute personality very well -- he likes to appear [[ObfuscatingStupidity silly]] and [[ManChild innocent]] to cover up a [[UnscrupulousHero seriously dark side]].
* In ** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks in Manhattan"]]: Diagoras, the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' two-parter "In Daleks' human helper, sports one.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tywin Lannister has
a Mirror Darkly", Mayweather's MirrorUniverse sharp blond one. Justified because it is actor Creator/CharlesDance's real hair, while the character's counterpart has from the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books sports a widow's peak.BaldOfEvil after completely shaving his head.
** The first and third Mountain are slightly balding at the front of their heads, with a slight notch of hair just above the forehead.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Evil Willow, although she also wears one naturally while a good character.
** Dracula, of course, bears one as well during his apparition.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tywin Lannister has a sharp blond one. Justified because it is actor Creator/CharlesDance's real hair, while the character's counterpart from the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books sports a BaldOfEvil after completely shaving his head.
** The first and third Mountain are slightly balding at the front of their heads, with a slight notch of hair just above the forehead.

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%%* Julian from ''Series/KindredTheEmbraced''.
%%* Eddie Munster from ''Series/TheMunsters''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Evil Willow, although she also wears one naturally while a good character.
** Dracula, of course, bears one as well during his apparition.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tywin Lannister has a sharp blond one. Justified because it is actor Creator/CharlesDance's real hair, while
In the character's ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' two-parter "In a Mirror Darkly", Mayweather's MirrorUniverse counterpart has a widow's peak.
* Dr. Chaotica
from the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books sports a BaldOfEvil after completely shaving his head.
** The first and third Mountain are slightly balding at
''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' holodeck program "Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton". As an {{expy}} of Ming the front of their heads, with a slight notch of hair just above the forehead.Merciless, it's required.



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* Look no further than [[OmnicidalManiac Yuuki]] [[{{VideoGame/BlazBlue}} Terumi]].
* G-Man of the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series has one, though the character so enigmatic that it's hard to even know whether or not he's really evil or not.
* Hikawa of ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne]]'' has a very impressive one.
* Kazuya Mishima of the VideoGame/{{Tekken}} series sports one, as well as the appropriately malevolent demeanor. As does his son Jin Kazama.
* Maxie of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' fame has this, though he's more a WellIntentionedExtremist than anything else. There's also Lawrence III, from the second movie.
* Lodonya from ''VideoGame/DragonValor''.



* The heart-shaped white portion of Bendy's face (at least on the posters and cut-outs) give his impression in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine''. Although he was the star of a cartoon in this design of his, the 3D version of him is the game's BigBad.
* Look no further than ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'''s [[OmnicidalManiac Yuuki Terumi]].



* Lodonya from ''VideoGame/DragonValor''.



* G-Man of the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series has one, though the character so enigmatic that it's hard to even know whether or not he's really evil or not.



* Maximilian from ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}''.


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* Maxie of ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' fame has this, though he's more a WellIntentionedExtremist than anything else. There's also Lawrence III, from the second movie.
* Maximilian from ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}''.
* Hikawa of ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne]]'' has a very impressive one.


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* Kazuya Mishima of the VideoGame/{{Tekken}} series sports one, as well as the appropriately malevolent demeanor. As does his son Jin Kazama.


** Tywin Lannister has a sharp blond one. Justified because it is actor's Charles Dance real hair, while the character's counterpart from the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books sports a BaldOfEvil after completely shaving his head.

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** Tywin Lannister has a sharp blond one. Justified because it is actor's Charles Dance actor Creator/CharlesDance's real hair, while the character's counterpart from the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books sports a BaldOfEvil after completely shaving his head.


In real life, the widow's peak (a distinct point in the hairline in the center of the forehead) is a result of a lower-than-usual position of the intersection of the bilateral periorbital fields of hair-growth suppression on the forehead and is a dominant inherited trait. The term widow's peak is from the belief that hair growing to a point on the forehead is an omen of early widowhood.

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In real life, the widow's peak (a distinct point in the hairline in the center of the forehead) is a result of a lower-than-usual position of the intersection of the bilateral periorbital fields of hair-growth suppression on the forehead and is a dominant inherited trait. The term widow's peak is from the belief an old wives' tale saying that hair growing to a point on the forehead is an omen of early widowhood.



* G-Man of the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series has one, though he's more AmbiguouslyEvil than anything.

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* G-Man of the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series has one, though the character so enigmatic that it's hard to even know whether or not he's more AmbiguouslyEvil than anything.really evil or not.


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* Ryo Narushima from ''Manga/{{Shamo}}''.

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* %%* Ryo Narushima from ''Manga/{{Shamo}}''.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, DependingOnTheArtist.

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, DependingOnTheArtist.



* ''{{Shazam}}'''s ComicBook/BlackAdam, though he's often more of an AntiHero.

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* ''{{Shazam}}'''s ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'''s ComicBook/BlackAdam, though he's often more of an AntiHero. AntiHero.



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* Although all male lions in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' have the appearance of a widow's peak, Scar has one that complements his dark, evil character.
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* Pik Van Cleef from ''Film/HardTarget''.
* Legendre from ''Film/WhiteZombie''.
* Mephisto from ''Film/GhostRider''.
* On Poelzig from ''Film/TheBlackCat''.

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* %%* Pik Van Cleef from ''Film/HardTarget''.
* %%* Legendre from ''Film/WhiteZombie''.
* %%* Mephisto from ''Film/GhostRider''.
* %%* On Poelzig from ''Film/TheBlackCat''.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':



** Antiheroic example - The Fourth Doctor actually has a very prominent widow's peak in the classic, Dracula shape, though there's an [[QuirkyCurls enormous volume of curly hair that covers it up]], so it's only visible when he scrapes his hair backwards (see "Pyramids of Mars" and "The Seeds of Doom" for a couple of examples). This fits his CreepyCute personality very well - he likes to appear [[ObfuscatingStupidity silly]] and [[ManChild innocent]] to cover up a [[UnscrupulousHero seriously dark side]].

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** Antiheroic example - -- The Fourth Doctor actually has a very prominent widow's peak in the classic, Dracula shape, though there's an [[QuirkyCurls enormous volume of curly hair that covers it up]], so it's only visible when he scrapes his hair backwards (see "Pyramids of Mars" and "The Seeds of Doom" for a couple of examples). This fits his CreepyCute personality very well - -- he likes to appear [[ObfuscatingStupidity silly]] and [[ManChild innocent]] to cover up a [[UnscrupulousHero seriously dark side]].



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* The Duelist from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''.
* Averted by [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Terence the Tractor]], who while he has a widow's peak or at least the appearance of one, is nothing but level-headed and helpful.

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* %%* The Duelist from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'': Averted by [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Terence the Tractor]], Tractor, who while he has a widow's peak or at least the appearance of one, is nothing but level-headed and helpful.



* Although all male lions in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing'' have the appearance of a widow's peak, Scar has one that complements his dark, evil character.





* Sorbet, from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo''.

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* Sorbet, from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo''.''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo''.


* ''Series/GamOfThrones'':

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* ''Series/GamOfThrones'':''Series/GameOfThrones'':


* Tywin Lannister in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has a sharp blond one. Justified because it is actor's Charles Dance real hair, while the character's counterpart from the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books sports a BaldOfEvil after completely shaving his head.

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* ''Series/GamOfThrones'':
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Tywin Lannister in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has a sharp blond one. Justified because it is actor's Charles Dance real hair, while the character's counterpart from the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' books sports a BaldOfEvil after completely shaving his head.head.
** The first and third Mountain are slightly balding at the front of their heads, with a slight notch of hair just above the forehead.


* Giovanni, the infamous leader of Team Rocket, in ''{{Pokemon}}''.

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* Giovanni, the infamous leader of Team Rocket, in ''{{Pokemon}}''.''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.


* Although all male lions in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing,'' have the appearance of a widow's peak, Scar has one that complements his dark, evil character.

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* Although all male lions in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing'' have the appearance of a widow's peak, Scar has one that complements his dark, evil character.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing,'' Scar has a widow's peak to complement his dark, evil character.

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* In Although all male lions in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing,'' Scar has have the appearance of a widow's peak to complement peak, Scar has one that complements his dark, evil character.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing,'' Scar has a widow's peak to complement his dark, evil character.


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* Both ComicBook/NormanOsborn and his son Harry have one in ''Franchise/SpiderMan''.

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* Both ComicBook/NormanOsborn and his has one in ''Franchise/SpiderMan''. His son Harry used to have one an identical hairstyle, but these days he's shaved bald and has a beard, in ''Franchise/SpiderMan''.order to remain as distant from Norman as possible after the American Son debacle during ''Comicbook/DarkReign''.

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