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** While Emperor Evulz is only too willing to kill off minions as soon as they lose usefulness, he is also a HiddenVillain and TheChessmaster, a ManipulativeBastard extraordinaire. He usually picks off loose ends through UriahGambits or [[SetAMookToKillAMook carefully-crafted infighting]] rather than getting his hands dirty. His minion never realise there's about to be killed off until it's too late. As a result, his (surviving) minions remain loyal to the end as they never realise this trope is in play.


** The writer gets Evulz to kill Lord Bad after he gets [[FanDumb a wave of fanmail badgering him to kill that character off for whatever reason]].

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** The writer gets Evulz to kill Lord Bad after he gets [[FanDumb a wave of fanmail badgering him to kill that character him off for whatever reason]].reason.


* '''Exaggerated''':
** Every minion who works for Emperor Evulz will be killed when completing the order.

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'''Exaggerated''': Every minion who works for Emperor Evulz will be killed when completing the order.



** Emperor Evulz is not only a necromancer, but his subordinates are of the HiveMind type who have no right to say, think and do whatever they wish, literally as their altered physiology by Emperor Evulz prevents them to oppose him. When they are finished, he kills them when he has no use for them, even if they carry out all of his orders flawlessly and without complaints, and brings them back to life or reanimated when he has any use for them, repeating the cycle.

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** Emperor Evulz is not *** Not only a necromancer, that, but his subordinates are of the HiveMind type who have no right to say, think and do whatever they wish, literally as their altered physiology by Emperor Evulz prevents them to oppose him. When him; when they are finished, he kills them when he has no use for them, even if they carry out all of his orders flawlessly and without complaints, and brings them back to life or reanimated when he has any use for them, repeating the cycle.



** Every minion still working for Emperor Evulz costs money. Since he's that cheap, he decides to just get rid of minions when they're not useful anymore.

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** Every minion still working for Emperor Evulz costs money. Since money; since he's that cheap, he decides to just get rid of minions when they're not useful anymore.



** Lord Bad was the only one other than Evulz who knew their plan's only weakness. [[HeKnowsTooMuch He was killed to safeguard said secret.]]

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** Lord Bad was the only one other than Evulz who knew their plan's only weakness. weakness; [[HeKnowsTooMuch He he was killed to safeguard said secret.]]



** The minion turns on Emperor Evulz

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** The minion turns on Emperor EvulzEvulz.



** Emperor Evulz's advisor recommends Evulz to kill Lord Bad now that he is not useful. Evulz states that he will find use for him.
** Emperor Evulz kills Lord Bad, and one of the mooks asks if Lord Bad had lost his usefulness. Turns out Evulz killed Lord Bad for either [[YouHaveFailedMe incompetence]] or [[TheStarscream treachery]].

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** Emperor Evulz's advisor recommends Evulz to kill Lord Bad now that he is not useful. useful; Evulz states that he will find use for him.
** Emperor Evulz kills Lord Bad, and one of the mooks asks if Lord Bad had lost his usefulness. Turns usefulness: turns out Evulz killed Lord Bad for either [[YouHaveFailedMe incompetence]] or [[TheStarscream treachery]].



** Emperor Evulz sends Lord Bad on another mission. After that, he kills him.

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** Emperor Evulz sends Lord Bad on another mission. After mission; after that, he kills him.



** Emperor Evulz fires Lord Bad after doing an order for him. The latter likes it because he never really liked working for the former. Lord Bad even gives Emperor Evulz a box of chocolates and some flowers.
** Evulz orders his assistant to get him coffee. Once he has it, he shoots the assistant.

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** Emperor Evulz fires Lord Bad after doing an order for him. The him: the latter likes it because he never really liked working for the former. former; Lord Bad even gives Emperor Evulz a box of chocolates and some flowers.
** Evulz orders his assistant to get him coffee. Once coffee; once he has it, he shoots the assistant.



** Emperor Evulz sends Lord Bad on a suicide mission once he has no more use for him. Once Lord Bad comes back from ''that'', however, Evulz is genuinely impressed and decides to keep him around.

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** Emperor Evulz sends Lord Bad on a suicide mission once he has no more use for him. Once him; once Lord Bad comes back from ''that'', however, Evulz is genuinely impressed and decides to keep him around.



** Lord Bad sees the betrayal coming and has a plan to either escape or kill Evulz first. It works splendidly.

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** Lord Bad sees the betrayal coming and has a plan to either escape or kill Evulz first. It first; it works splendidly.



** It's rather short-sighted to kill your minions because you don't need them ''now''. Lord Bad's skills were useful once and they may be useful again- but Evulz doesn't have that option now that Lord Bad is dead.
** Everyone knows that Evulz likes to "[[DeadlyEuphamism downsize his organization]]" with people he deems not useful enough. This results in a lot of backstabbing and politicking as all his minions try to get themselves VetinariJobSecurity. This weakens Evulz's side, since nobody will allow their personal methods/skills/whatever to be mass-produced in fear that they'll be killed, which limits supply and permanently makes everything Evulz does a KeystoneArmy. [[GuileHero Alice]] is able to cripple Evulz by targeting these minions, who are easier to get to than Evulz and will take a large part of Evulz's warmaking capacity with them when they die.
* '''Reconstructed''': Emperor Evulz is not only willing to dispose of his minions as soon as they aren't useful, he's seems overly eager to do so; it's the only time we see him [[SlasherSmile smile.]] It turns out the position of EvilOverlord is a matter of YouKillItYouBoughtIt, and he's [[FightingFromTheInside rebelling against his appointment]] by [[MoleInCharge killing off his minions as much as he can.]] Hence, having his minions rebel against him or be too weak to conquer the world [[DeathSeeker is to his benefit.]]
* '''Played For Drama''': Emporer Evulz turns Bob into a TorturedMonster and forces him to kill his family and friends. Bob returns to Evulz asking if "he is done" and when Evulz points a weapon at him Bob sighs in relief [[FateWorseThanDeath glad that his miserable existence]] is [[MercyKill finally over]].

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** It's rather short-sighted to kill your minions because you don't need them ''now''. ''now'': Lord Bad's skills were useful once and they may be useful again- but Evulz doesn't have that option now that Lord Bad is dead.
** Everyone knows that Evulz likes to "[[DeadlyEuphamism "[[DeadlyEuphemism downsize his organization]]" with people he deems not useful enough. This enough; this results in a lot of backstabbing and politicking as all his minions try to get themselves VetinariJobSecurity. This weakens Evulz's side, since nobody will allow their personal methods/skills/whatever to be mass-produced in fear that they'll be killed, which limits supply and permanently makes everything Evulz does a KeystoneArmy. KeystoneArmy; [[GuileHero Alice]] is able to cripple Evulz by targeting these minions, who are easier to get to than Evulz and will take a large part of Evulz's warmaking capacity with them when they die.
* '''Reconstructed''': Emperor Evulz is not only willing to dispose of his minions as soon as they aren't useful, he's seems overly eager to do so; it's the only time we see him [[SlasherSmile smile.]] It turns out the position of EvilOverlord is a matter of YouKillItYouBoughtIt, and he's [[FightingFromTheInside rebelling against his appointment]] by [[MoleInCharge killing off his minions as much as he can.]] can;]] Hence, having his minions rebel against him or be too weak to conquer the world [[DeathSeeker is to his benefit.]]
* '''Played For Drama''': Emporer Evulz turns Bob into a TorturedMonster and forces him to kill his family and friends. friends; Bob returns to Evulz asking if "he is done" and when Evulz points a weapon at him Bob sighs in relief [[FateWorseThanDeath glad that his miserable existence]] is [[MercyKill finally over]].

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** The minion turns on Emperor Evulz


** Emperor Evulz is not only a necromancer, the leader of his subordiates, but his subordinates are of the HiveMind type who have no right to say, think and do whatever they wish, literally as their altered physiology by Emperor Evulz prevents them to oppose him. When they are finished, he kills them when he has no use for them, even if they carry out all of his orders flawlessly and without complaints, and brings them back to life or reanimated when he has any use for them, repeating the cycle.

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** Emperor Evulz is not only a necromancer, the leader of his subordiates, but his subordinates are of the HiveMind type who have no right to say, think and do whatever they wish, literally as their altered physiology by Emperor Evulz prevents them to oppose him. When they are finished, he kills them when he has no use for them, even if they carry out all of his orders flawlessly and without complaints, and brings them back to life or reanimated when he has any use for them, repeating the cycle.



** Evulz [[KickTheDog kills his own minions]] [[ForTheEvulz because he's evil]]. [[CaptainObvious Duh]].

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** Evulz [[KickTheDog kills his own minions]] [[ForTheEvulz because he's evil]]. [[CaptainObvious Duh]].he just likes being evil]].
** Lord Bad is [[ChaoticEvil rebellious type]] who may be useful to Evulz during his rise to power, but a potential liability once Evulz becomes one of the [[LawfulEvil authority figures]] that Lord Bad despises.



** Lord Bad has found out Emperor Evulz will plan to kill him after his mission is complete, so he becomes TheStarscream and betrays him.



** "You've done well. However, I have no further use for you. Here's the $1,000,000 we agreed upon; and your severance package. Pleasure doing business with you."

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** "You've done well. However, I have no further use for you. Here's the $1,000,000 we agreed upon; and your severance package. Pleasure doing business Emperor Evulz gives thought to killing Lord Bad once he has completed his task, but doesn't go through with you."it.



** The "Severance Package" is a morbid little joke; it's Lord Bad's head being severed from his body.

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** The "Severance Package" is a morbid little joke; it's Emperor Evulz changes his mind and has Lord Bad's head being severed from his body.Bad killed.



* '''Averted''': Emperor Evulz gives thought to killing Lord Bad once he has completed his task, but doesn't go through with it.

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* '''Averted''': Emperor Evulz gives thought to killing Lord Bad once he has completed his task, but doesn't go through "You've done well. However, I have no further use for you. Here's the $1,000,000 we agreed upon; and your severance package. Pleasure doing business with it.you."



* '''Played For Drama''': Emporer Evulz turns Bob into a TorturedMonster and forces him to kill his family and friends. Bob returns to Evulz asking if "he is done" and when Evulz points a weapon at him Bob sighs in relief [[FateWorseThanDeath glad that his miserable existence]] is [[MercyKill finally over]].



%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''':
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** Emperor Evulz fires Lord Bad after doing an order for him. Lord Bad comes back, however, and Emperor Evulz reluctantly hires him again. Then Emperor Evulz fires Lord Bad ''again'' after doing an order for him. Repeat over and over again.

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** Emperor Evulz fires Lord Bad after doing an order for him. Lord Bad comes back, however, and Emperor Evulz reluctantly hires him again. Then Emperor Evulz fires Lord Bad ''again'' after doing an order for him. Repeat [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity over and over again.again]].


** "You've done well. However, I have no further use for you. Here's the $1,000,000 we agreed upon; and your severance package. Pleasure doing business with you."



** The "Severance Package" is a morbid little joke; it's Lord Bad's head being severed from his body.



** "You've done well. However, I have no further use for you. Here's the $1,000,000 we agreed upon; and your severance package. Pleasure doing business with you."

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** "You've done well. However, I have no further use for you. Here's Lord Bad sees the $1,000,000 we agreed upon; betrayal coming and your severance package. Pleasure doing business with you."has a plan to either escape or kill Evulz first. It works splendidly.


** Lord Bad was the only one other than Evulz who knew their plan's only weakness. He was killed to safeguard said secret.

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** Lord Bad was the only one other than Evulz who knew their plan's only weakness. [[HeKnowsTooMuch He was killed to safeguard said secret.]]


** It's rather short-sighted to kill your minions because you don't need them ''now''. Lord Bad's skills were useful once and they may be useful again- but Evulz doesn't have that option now that Lord Bad is dead.
** Everyone knows that Evulz likes to "[[DeadlyEuphamism downsize his organization]]" with people he deems not useful enough. This results in a lot of backstabbing and politicking as all his minions try to get themselves VetinariJobSecurity. This weakens Evulz's side, since nobody will allow their personal methods/skills/whatever to be mass-produced in fear that they'll be killed, which limits supply and permanently makes everything Evulz does a KeystoneArmy. [[GuileHero Alice]] is able to cripple Evulz by targeting these minions, who are easier to get to than Evulz and will take a large part of Evulz's warmaking capacity with them when they die.



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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Emperor Evulz is not only willing to dispose of his minions as soon as they aren't useful, he's seems overly eager to do so; it's the only time we see him [[SlasherSmile smile.]] It turns out the position of EvilOverlord is a matter of YouKillItYouBoughtIt, and he's [[FightingFromTheInside rebelling against his appointment]] by [[MoleInCharge killing off his minions as much as he can.]]

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': '''Reconstructed''': Emperor Evulz is not only willing to dispose of his minions as soon as they aren't useful, he's seems overly eager to do so; it's the only time we see him [[SlasherSmile smile.]] It turns out the position of EvilOverlord is a matter of YouKillItYouBoughtIt, and he's [[FightingFromTheInside rebelling against his appointment]] by [[MoleInCharge killing off his minions as much as he can.]] Hence, having his minions rebel against him or be too weak to conquer the world [[DeathSeeker is to his benefit.]]

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': Emperor Evulz is not only willing to dispose of his minions as soon as they aren't useful, he's seems overly eager to do so; it's the only time we see him [[SlasherSmile smile.]] It turns out the position of EvilOverlord is a matter of YouKillItYouBoughtIt, and he's [[FightingFromTheInside rebelling against his appointment]] by [[MoleInCharge killing off his minions as much as he can.]]


** Emperor Evulz only does this to HiredGuns he knows he will only use once.

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** Emperor Evulz only does this to HiredGuns he knows he will only use once.Evulz respects permanent members of his organization, but gets rid of people working for him on short term contracts especially [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves if they betrayed their previous loyalties]].



** The writer gets Evulz to kill Lord Bad after he gets [[FanDumb a wave of fanmail badgering him to kill that character off for whatever reason.]]

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** The writer gets Evulz to kill Lord Bad after he gets [[FanDumb a wave of fanmail badgering him to kill that character off for whatever reason.]]reason]].

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** Emperor Evulz dies, but the minion remains and must continue serving in some way


** Emperor Evulz is a {{necromancer}} who kills his minions when he no longer has use for them, then brings them back if he finds uses for them.
** Emperor Evulz is not only a necromancer, the leader of his subordiates, but his subordinates are of the HiveMind type who have no right to say, think and do whatever they wish, literally as their altered physiology by Emperor Evulz prevents them to oppose him. When they are finished, he kills them when he has no use for them, even if they carry out all of his orders flawlessly and without complaints, and brings them back when he has a use for them, repeating the cycle.

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** Emperor Evulz is a {{necromancer}} who kills his minions when he no longer has use for them, then brings them back to life or reanimated if he finds uses for them.
** Emperor Evulz is not only a necromancer, the leader of his subordiates, but his subordinates are of the HiveMind type who have no right to say, think and do whatever they wish, literally as their altered physiology by Emperor Evulz prevents them to oppose him. When they are finished, he kills them when he has no use for them, even if they carry out all of his orders flawlessly and without complaints, and brings them back to life or reanimated when he has a any use for them, repeating the cycle.

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