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"M-m-mimes... nothing but mimes..."

The villain of the work is a dastardly white-faced, beret-wearing mute with world domination on his mind. Occasionally they are motivated by a lesser goal, but still, evil... and almost always French. A possible reason for this is that the late Marcel Marceau (the most famous mime in the world) was French, despite him being a beloved figure who was actually heroic, having saved Jewish children from The Holocaust during World War II, using mime to keep them quiet while they were waiting to be smuggled out of occupied France.

Some Enemy Mime villains have Your Mime Makes It Real powers, such as the ability to erect an invisible wall or conjure an unheard gale-force wind which one must walk against. Others simply use gadgets to leech the world of sound and color, and hope and fluffy things right along with it. May or may not be affected by the "silence" condition when fought against. Really, any mime-like character will count.

A Sub-Trope of Monster Clown and Grayscale of Evil.

Compare to the following tropes:

Contrast with Heroic Mime (a hero who doesn't speak, and probably isn't a mime). Not related to Enemy Mine; the name is just a pun on that trope, or the movie of the same name.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • In Yakitate!! Japan, one of the final enemy bakers is a mime called Shadow. He is able to perfect mimic his boss's Kirisaki's baking techniques, which enable his bread to tie with Kazuma's bread.
  • Strings (merely called "the Pantomimer" in the Japanese version or "the Killer Doll" in the manga) in Yu-Gi-Oh!, is a rather strange example, looking more like a punk anarchist/goth with his shaved head, eyeshadow, and multiple piercings. Nevertheless, he is referred to as a mime in both versions, but his only trick is standing very still on a park bench, maybe helped by how Marik Brainwashed him into his minion. In the manga, it's stated that he had murdered his parents, and apparently repressed his entire mind out of guilt, so he was already mindless when Marik found him.

    Comic Books 
  • Ant: One of Ant's villains is Jessica Mime, who dresses like a (skanky) mime and has a sort of "mime power" in the form of gauntlets that allow her to make various shapes in the air out of Hard Light. She's an obnoxious loudmouth even by non-mime standards, though.
  • Batman: Camilla Ortin, the Mime, was a villainess who was a mime who hated loud noises. That's about it. Likewise, Pierrot Lunaire of the Club of Villains has a mime motif.
  • De Cape et de Crocs: The French comic book series plays with this: the bad guy's foot soldiers are mute mime tribesmen from the Moon (seriously). Their abilities include swordfighting, artistic death and distracting people with the power of mime.
  • Cartoon Network Action Pack: A Samurai Jack story featured in the 60th issue, fittingly enough titled "Enemy Mime", had Jack confront a villainous mime that encased people inside glass.
  • Deadpool: The story Silent But Deadly in Deadpool #900 had Deadpool fighting the same bunch of mimes in full mime costume who had just stolen a device that allowed their mimed weapons to actually work. (Like a lot of Deadpool stories, it didn't make much sense, and didn't have to.)
  • Doomsday Clock: Mime is a mute man, implied to be the Watchmen universe's equivalent of the Joker, who mimes all his actions with invisible tools (lockpicks, guns etc.) that actually work. It turns out that the tools are actually real, just invisible, although whether this is done through advanced technology or some power of his isn't revealed. He also cut out his own tongue to enforce his role as The Voiceless.
  • Hawkeye: The Clown is much nearer to this than to Evil Clown, being a quiet, contained sniper and hitman wearing traditional mime makeup of whiteface, black lipstick, and eyeliner, and a single tear. Though he's Polish, not French.
  • Mister Blank: Aside from being one of the good guys, The Mime fits this trope to a T.
  • Red Robin: In issue #20, Stephanie is fighting a villain named Romeo Void who dresses as a mime when Tim contacts her to warn her about Calculator being on the move.
  • Spider-Man: For a brief period during the nineties in Peter Parker: Spider-Man, there was a gang of villainous mimes called the Murderous Mimes that made several appearances. They were defeated, at least once, when Spidey webbed several large sheets of glass into an invisible box around them.
  • Young Justice: Issue #31, a near-No-Dialogue Episode, features Impulse fighting a criminal gang consisting of super-powered mimes.

    Comic Strips 
  • The mime in one Garfield strip probably isn't evil, but he obviously doesn't like it when people hit on his girlfriend, as Jon found out the hard way. (If he is a good man, it's clearly a case of Good Is Not Nice.)

    Fan Works 
  • A Dark Knight over Sin City features a gang of "guys in mime makeup" led by the Joker.
  • A.A. Pessimal's Discworld fic concerning civil war in the Fools' Guild, Clowning Is A Serious Business, strongly suggests one of the reasons why the Patrician does not allow mimes on the streets of Ankh-Morpork is because black-clad men, who have to be extremely physically supple and fit, are in fact a sort of ninja; the Fools' Guild's version of the silent, black-clad, Assassin. One Mime is captured having narrowly failed to do what the real Assassins have miserably failed in - breaching the security of Ramkin Manor and launching an attack on Sam Vimes. Lord Downey of the Assassins is not pleased and demands a chat with Doctor Whiteface on issues of professional demarcation...
  • Invoked several times in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, most obviously with Steve the Mime.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Flushed Away, the French frog spy antagonists have a mime as part of their team.
  • Bomb Voyage, a briefly-seen villain from the beginning of The Incredibles, is a French mime who uses explosives to perpetrate his crimes. He speaks, but only in French. And his makeup is so subtle that you might not even notice it.
  • An Anti-Hero example comes from Tangled. One of the thugs at the Snuggly Duckling, Ulf, is revealed to be into mime during the song "I've Got A Dream". His talent comes in handy when the Thugs team up to break Flynn out of prison.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Art the Clown in his currently 2-movie series consisting of All Hallows' Eve and Terrifier, with sequels on the way, is a horrific homicidal mime who derives pleasure in slaughtering and murdering people. Children are not spared of his psychotic ways, either.
  • An American Hippie in Israel has a mysterious pair of silent gun-toting men in black suits, top hats, and silver makeup who stalk the protagonist throughout, mow down a hippie commune save for the four leads, and ultimately make a getaway in the group's vehicle once they have destroyed themselves.
  • In Batman (1989), when the Joker assassinates Ricorso in broad daylight, his goons first show up disguised as street mimes (presumably so they don't appear overtly dangerous to the cops, the press, or the gangsters) and then spray machine gun fire over a crowd to cover his escape. The Joker himself is wearing a dandyish suit and top hat, and has also applied a little lipstick (not too much, since his lips are red naturally) to appear more mime-like. This could be a Jokerish twist on the St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929, where (supposedly) members of Chicago's South Side gang got close enough to assassinate their North Side rivals by disguising themselves as police officers.
  • Dead Presidents has three bank robbers (all of them black or Latino) disguise their identities with white-and-black greasepaint during a heist, making themselves look like evil mimes. Chillingly, two of them are killed by the police, so the face-paint becomes their death mask.
  • Kit Kat in Hudson Hawk never speaks a word through the whole movie, communicating instead by using pre-printed cards.
  • Somewhat subverted in Robin Hood: Men in Tights when the villainous Sheriff of Rottingham and Prince John watch a mime, decide to kill him, and then change their minds. "A mime is a terrible thing to waste."
  • Played with and lampshaded in The Crow, when a police officer facetiously refers to the chalk-faced Eric Draven as "a mime from Hell."
  • The Snake Pit: After Virginia has a panic attack and bites one of her handlers on the finger, the hospital staff simply tosses her into the "snake pit" of the film's title, a dark, subterranean, dungeon-like room where dozens of psychotic women roam about engaging in deviant behavior. One of them has an eerie smile frozen on her face and repetitively and silently performs strange, balletic movements that could be interpreted as mime. (Truth in Television, because some schizophrenic people can enter a semi-catatonic state where they perform mime-like movements.)
  • In the 1996 spy spoof Spy Hard, the Big Bad has some Amazonian Indians in "tribal" makeup (and who communicate with cell phones!) track the good guys through a jungle. As a Cutaway Gag, one of the Indians is shown in "mime-face."
  • The Hi-Hats in The Warriors. They were ultimately cut from the film, and are only named in the trailer; they weren't developed any further than that until the video game adaptation was released thirty years later.
  • The main characters in Witching & Bitching rob a pawn shop while dressed up (and painted) like living statue mimes.

  • Discworld:
    • Not quite used in the series, where mimes in Ankh-Morpork are hung upside down over scorpion pits with a sign on the wall saying "learn the words". But the whiteface, frowning clowns, the ones that never get splashed with water and are never the butt of the joke? Yeah, even other clowns, who go through life in a sort of nihilistic angst, fear them.
    • Pterry strongly hinted in The Art of Discworld that Vetinari banned street theater because he knows something we don't. Given that the Fools' Guild (which trains clowns, jesters and mimes) is actually one of the Discworld's largest spy networks, to which jesters all over the continent feed information on their high-born employers, the Patrician probably has a darn good reason to lock mimes up. The Patrician's political enemies count this as one of his good points.
    • The Fools' Guild Diary also mentions that there are guerilla mimes, such as the White Face Gang and the Unpleasantly Squeaky Animal Front, which the Guild denounces all connection with, claiming to be content to wait until the good people of Ankh-Morpork realise they want to be silently followed by someone mimicking their movements and rise up against this inexplicable ordinance.
  • The short Michael Moorcock story Elric at the End of Time sees Elric desperately battling a horde of mute pierrots (French-style whiteface clowns).
  • The Eschaton Series: In Singularity Sky, there are monstrous mimes, near-dead white creatures who attack by throwing flesh-eating, nanobot-filled pies at people. They never rest or sleep, but occasionally get stuck in invisible boxes.
  • The Further Adventures of Batman: In "The Sound Of One Hand Clapping", the Joker, Batman’s notorious Monster Clown antagonist, falls in love with Camilla Cameo, also known as "The Mime". She wears mime makeup and the only sounds she ever makes is one scream and one peal of laughter. Quite a Foil for the garrulous Joker.
  • Subverted in The Gone-Away World: a troupe of mimes are among the good guys, saving the day at the end with their mad kung fu skills.
  • Commis in The Islanders by Christopher Priest. He taunts some poor stagehand while in makeup while also threatening the same guy in the street out of it.
  • Princesses of the Pizza Parlor: The Stalker in Silence of the fifth book, wearing the black and white body paint, wielding Your Mime Makes It Real powers, and hunting Gwen, Dual Wielding "concentrated bar[s] of kinetic force".
  • In White Teeth, there's a couple of mentions of a mime-like weirdo (whom the characters never actually meet) named "Mr. White Face" (actually an Indian immigrant wearing white greasepaint and blue lipstick) who stalks the streets of North London, creepily staring at people (and angrily swearing at anyone who dares to stare back). He's actually one of several eccentric street people around that area of the city who enjoy creeping people out. The book paints them as Jerkass Woobie characters who are either beaten down by life, insane, or mentally retarded.

    Live-Action TV 
  • "The Gentlemen" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer count: pale-faced, grinning, silent monstrosities. They have voice-leeching powers, too. Despite only appearing in one episode, they're viewed as one of the most iconic and terrifying monsters in the show's history.
  • One of these was the antagonist, and later protagonist, of the Freddy's Nightmares episode "Silence is Golden".
  • A trio of villainous mimes are behind the murders in The Goodies episode "Daylight Robbery on the Orient Express".
  • An episode of Highlander: The Series featured an group of assassins who used pantomime as a cover. They were led by an evil Immortal called Christoph Kuyler.
  • One of the recurring villains to menace Odd Squad is named Evil Mime.
    • The episode "Behind Enemy Mimes" reveals that there are actually three evil mimes menacing the town, and Ms. O's old partner Agent O'Donahue has gone undercover as one to infiltrate their group.
  • The Slammer: In "Mimer's Strike", the Governor is held hostage by an escaped mime who possesses Your Mime Makes It Real powers.
  • The child predator in the Unsub episode "Silent Stalker" turns out to be a birthday mime who lures his young victims using a show rabbit named Mr. Piper.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • "The Icon" Sting played with this trope in WCW during the fall of 1996 and most of 1997, effectively creating an enormously popular new wrestling character in the process. After being framed by Hulk Hogan's New World Order, Sting announced that he was going to go into seclusion for a while until he thought of a way to clear his name. As he made this announcement, the audience could see that his "Ultimate Warrior"-style greasepaint had begun to consume his face in a bizarre and unsettling literal example of Becoming the Mask, bleaching everything but his nose, lips, and lower jaw clown-white. The following week, Sting appeared in the rafters above the arena with a completely white face, black lips, and black Gothic "crosses" over his eyes, making him look suspiciously like a mime (although Sting's portrayer, Steve Borden, would eventually admit in an interview that the makeup design was suggested to him by nWo member Scott Hall as a tribute to Brandon Lee's appearance in the movie version of The Crow). Not only that, but Sting did not speak a single word while wearing the whiteface for over a year (finally blurting out an insult to Hogan in anger after he was stripped of the WCW Championship). In the meantime, he kept showing up in the ring (sometimes via the rafters and sometimes via the crowd) with a black baseball bat, attacking the nWo or silently subjecting his former allies to a series of "loyalty tests." The whiteface, black bat, and Badass Longcoat that Sting also wore would go on to become key parts of his wrestling iconography and are still part of his signature look today (although he now speaks quite frequently, and has hardly ever been a heel since).
  • Goldust. Not truly a mime, and indeed his natural eloquence is a large part of his gimmick. But his face-paint is very mime-like (increasingly so after he returned to WWE in 2009), and his overly effeminate behavior and bizarre body-language tics also smack of stereotypical miming. His brother Stardust looked even more like a mime, and moved more like one as well.
  • Although the gimmick only appeared on national television once, little-known wrestler Harry Del Rios (no relation to Alberto Del Rio) also played with the trope when he was "Phantasio" on an episode of WWE Wrestling Challenge in 1995 (and also as Spellbinder, the Captain Ersatz for Phantasio, in the Tennessee wrestling territory). Ostensibly a magician in a top hat and Badass Longcoat, Phantasio/Spellbinder also wore a mime mask that he would then remove to reveal that his face was painted exactly the same. While he was not a heel, Phantasio/Spellbinder would cheat a bit by spraying his opponents with "silly string" or slipping up behind them and "magically" removing their underpants from inside their wrestling costumes - but these tricks were to amuse the audience rather than to make them angry.
  • On a recent episode of Monday Night Raw, Big E. Langston was attacked during his match with Adam Rose by two "Rosebuds" (a group of costumed groupies and mascots who accompany Rose to his matches) wearing mime masks. The mimes then unmasked to reveal themselves as Antonio Cesaro and Tyson Kidd.

  • On The Moth Radio Hour, Phyllis Bowdwin relates the story of her encounter with a mime on the streets of New York City in The '70s that got a real kick out of humiliating women.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Champions: Almost a throwaway joke in UNTIL Superpowers Database. An illustration shows a mime-themed supervillain battling two superheroes. The accompanying text included this statement:
    The villain defeated both heroes and escaped the confrontation. Our efforts to identify and locate him continue, since the mime motif of his costume indicates a particularly high degree of evil and depravity.
  • In Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition, an issue of Dragon Magazine introduced a brother & sister pair of Drow assassins who were dressed like mimes in their artwork. Aside from the mime angle, they were really only notable because the sister (who was the leader of the two) was described as being very caring toward her brother instead of having the typical disdain that female Drow had for males.
  • Mr. Mime has been released several times in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. A common theme among them is their ability to reduce or negate battle damage via their invisible walls.
  • The Eldar Harlequins in Warhammer 40,000 include mimes amongst their number.


    Video Games 
  • The Mime, a bit player from Animaniacs, was featured as a generic enemy in the Animaniacs Game Pack. His power was to mime an invisible box every so often making him invincible while still remaining deadly.
  • Stage 4-2 of Batman for the Sega Genesis is filled with mimes. The small mime enemy attacks with jump kicks, while the fat mime breathes fire.
  • In the first game of the ''Broken Sword'' series, the principal antagonist for the majority of the game is the elusive Professional Killer and Well-Intentioned Extremist bent on stopping the true Big Bads, a group of faux Knights Templar, from ruling the world, Khan. Khan is a Master of Disguise, and his first appearance in the Director's Cut fits this trope. Obviously subverted in that he's not actually a mime and talks later on.
  • There are zombie mimes in the final stage of CarnEvil, but unlike the other monsters, they can't actually hurt you, except to draw your fire.
  • Circus Electrique features Mimes among the Vicious. Thanks to the Steampunk setting, they're Multi-Armed and Dangerous.
  • Norm from Crash Nitro Kart, although he is mostly an aversion as he is being forced to race against you. His overweight other half on the other hand, is more than willing to kick your butt.
    • Although he too is a subversion, as he is a gracious loser. Just don't call him a clown.
  • Final Fantasy V: Gogo, who guards the Mime crystal at the sunken Walse Tower. Defeating him requires the party to Sheathe Your Sword for a few minutes (all the while the air counter is ticking down) as he answers every attack with massive damage.
  • The third expansion of Guild Wars features an evil mime that steals the voices of three villagers and prevents the player character from using shout buffs.
  • Kingdom of Loathing: A story arc involved "four-shadowed mimes" (which are internally classified as "horror" monster types) invading the kingdom as advance scouts for the Humorless Ones (who wouldn't send in the clowns: clowns make noise). They first appeared as wandering monsters during April Fools' Day 2012, then invaded in full-force during late October 2012, and popped up a few more times during Halloween events. The mimes showed up in force again for the 2017 Crimbo event, trying to suck holiday cheer from the Kingdom for some sinister purpose.
  • In The Legend of Kyrandia Book 3, there is a mime performing in the middle of town. If you mock him too many times, the mime will kill you.
    Malcolm: I see. You're going to shoot me with an arrow. Let it loose, paste-face!
  • In No One Lives Forever 2, the villains include an entire gang of evil mimes armed with submachineguns. Who sing the French national anthem. You heard that right. Singing mimes.
  • In Octogeddon, a giant robot mime appears as a boss in Paris.
  • The Penny Arcade game Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain Slick Precipice of Darkness features mimes as enemies. And the final boss of Part One is a Mime Cthulhu.
  • Pokémon: Mr. Mime and its previous form Mime Jr. Naturally, they learn moves like Barrier, Reflect, Light Screen, Trick, Role Play, Mimic, and Follow Me. (In the anime, Ash's mom has one as her housekeeper, but that one is actually rather friendly.)
  • In the third mission of the Saints Row 2 DLC Pack "Corporate Warfare", after you kill a Mime (which gratuitously explodes when you kill him), a limousine appears with an army of angry mimes bent on revenge.
  • In one small area in the game Shadow Madness, mimes are Random Encounters.
    • "They sully the park with their presence!"
  • In the original The Sims game, a mime would sometimes show up if your party was going badly and make matters worse by annoying your guests.
  • Traitor mimes in Space Station 13.
  • Though barely seen in the movie, the videogame version of The Warriors features a street-gang consisting entirely of mimes. Known as the Hi-Hats, the only one of them that talks is their stuttering leader, Chatterbox, who's clearly more of a Monster Clown anyway. They also use blades as their signature weapon, which — barring two appearances of firearms — are the most powerful weapons in the game.
    • A few of the Hi-Hats do speak in a moment of great emotion - namely, when the Warriors have knocked Chatterbox from a high scaffolding and appear to have killed him. Crackerjack, the gang's Dragon, bursts into Manly Tears and shouts "CHADDUHBAWKS!" in his extremely high-pitched Brooklyn accent, and then another Hi-Hat points up to where the Warriors are hiding and vows, "Time to DIE, Warriors!" In the cut scene to the level's next challenge, as the Warriors are making their escape over the rooftops, we hear (though we never actually see the mimes' lips moving) Crackerjack screeching "After them! Hurry!" and one of his men responding - in a very evil, sepulchral voice - "THIS WAY!"

  • In The Adventures of Dr. McNinja, the eponymous hero fights a battle (or two) against fast-food pitch-clown Donald McBonald, who has access to mime powers. The good doctor defeats him with a pantomime of an invisible rocket launcher. (In this story.)
  • In Breakpoint City, one of the first arcs begins with Ben getting mugged by a "criminally insane mime".
  • Living with Shine has one. He actually has powers... mime powers. (Can create invisible walls) but most of the time he is treated as joke by the cast. Also, he speaks...
  • Casey and Andy features a Mime Assassin as a recurring antagonist. He utilizes Mime Powers in addition to ordinary and specialized firearms (such as a water-gun loaded with Very Holy Water for fighting off Satan, who just happens to be dating one of the main characters), but is foiled when the Quantum Cop turns said powers against him, locking him in an invisible, unbreakable box.
  • Homestuck has Kurloz Makara, the pre-Scratch incarnation of Gamzee's ancestor and one of the many Dragons to Lord English.
  • A now defunct webcomic featured a villain with battle mimes as henchmen. When a character commented on the absurdity of this, the villain replied that, being silent, agile, and well trained, Mimes were just ninjas with pizazz.

    Web Original 
  • The "Panous-Panous" — Mooks in the amateur French sentai show France Five — have been described as "ninja-mimes".
  • All of the several different ToTheArks from Marble Hornets can be considered this, though we don't yet know what their motives yet are.
  • SCP Foundation has the joke article SCP-5040-J, with two mime gangs fighting each other in utter silence.
  • Lord Opticord and his minions in Sock Baby have the mime theme going on, but they were most certainly not mute. Quite the contrary...
  • Whateley Universe: Marcel, Robur's right-hand man.
  • There was a claim circulating on the Web some years back (it even made its way onto Wikipedia until it was removed) that there was a nasty, Snobs Versus Slobs historical rivalry between mimes and Blackface minstrels, similar to that between vaudeville and burlesque performers, or metal and punk fans in our own day. What make this legend plausible are the many similarities between mimes and blackface comedians: both wear heavy makeup (of contrasting colors, to be sure), white gloves and (at least sometimes in the case of mimes) top hats; and both are loathed by many people nowadays. But the story was soon exposed as a lie when it was pointed out that mime artistry didn't start to become popular in America until Marcel Marceau visited the U.S. in the mid-1950s, by which point blackface minstrelsy was clearly dying out.

    Western Animation 
  • Perhaps as a nod to the Tim Burton films — on which many aspects of the series were closely patterned, at least at first — the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series had three hulking goons in mime-face named Lar, Mo, and Cur, who accompany him on his capers in four episodes ("Harlequinade," "Make 'Em Laugh," "Holiday Knights," and "The Creeper"). While they became less menacing with every new appearance, eventually being reduced to comically incompetent Dumb Muscle, they are quite menacing in the earlier episodes, hardly ever speaking and standing around looking angry and bloodthirsty. They were last seen in the animated film Batman and Harley Quinn, dancing at a karaoke club that is apparently reserved for henchpeople only.
  • Carmen Sandiego has Mime Bomb, a high-ranking V.I.L.E. agent with a mime theme. Even before he became a full-fledged member of the organization, he was using his skills to spy on other students for the teachers. Of course, he insists on remaining in character at all times, meaning he mimes out his reports! As a result, Professor Maelstrom wonders who thought it was a good idea to hire the mime as a spy.
  • Inverted in a Dexter's Laboratory short, wherein Dexter becomes a Monster Clown, and DeeDee dons a mime outfit to combat his evil clown-iness. Going a step further, DeeDee was in fact trained in pantomime and given her mime clothes by a group of friendly mimes she sought out.
  • An episode of Family Guy revealed Paris has a lot of "mime on mime violence".
  • An episode of Garfield and Friends that aired late in the series's run had Garfield, Jon, and Odie visit a carnival. An Ambiguously Jewish fortune-teller at the carnival places a curse on Garfield, turning him into a werewolf. (Yes, a cat being turned into a wolf. Don't think about it too hard.) Once the curse wears off, Garfield gets his hands on the spell book and decides to teach the actress a lesson. When the actress sees which curse Garfield has selected for her, she screams "No! Not that! Anything but that!" and tries to run away. But before she can escape, Garfield recites the chant....and turns her into a mime. Some passersby show up and see the woman, scream "A mime!" and run off in terror. Garfield then turns to Jon and Odie and shrugs, saying: "There are worse things in this world than wolf-creatures, you know."
  • Grojband: When the favorite town statue (who was actually a statue performer) is taken down in "Myme Disease", Grojband decides to take the prime performance spot left behind. A turf war erupts between Corey and a group of mimes when they take the last busking spot in the park.
  • An episode of Miraculous Ladybug has a mime for the Monster of the Week, with the standard Your Mime Makes It Real powers, referred to (in his transformed state) only as the Mime.
  • ¡Mucha Lucha! has a minor character named French Twist; not truly evil, but he is a wrestler who happens to be a mime. (And he does have the power to turn the imaginary objects he acts out, into real invisible objects.)
  • In the The Powerpuff Girls (1998) episode "Mime for a Change", there's a clown who is genuinely good and just entertaining a child at his party. When he gets hit by a tidal wave of bleach, he goes crazy and turns into "Mr. Mime" (no relation), who tries to silence the whole town and drain its color. When the girls restore the clown back to his normal, innocent self, he's beaten to a pulp and put in jail anyway. Even the Narrator approved of this. He later appeared at the Girls' birthday party, however. Presumably, he won parole.
  • An episode of Rugrats: All Grown Up! had a Yu-Gi-Oh!-esque card game, which featured a monster called The Atomic Mime.
  • A Thanksgiving episode of South Park from several years back showed the kids getting ready to stage a Thanksgiving pageant starring Timmy as Helen Keller and Timmy's pet turkey, Gobbles, as Helen's pet. Cartman is in charge of writing the songs for the pageant, but he can't come up with lyrics. The play's director suggests that he put on a blindfold (in order to experience what it would have been like to be Helen Keller) and write down what he sees. Once Cartman's eyes are covered, the screen goes black and then yields to a montage of images. Most of them are "traditional" scary things, such as rotting corpses and vermin — but we also see the disturbing shot of a mime lasciviously licking his lips. What makes it truly frightening is that when Cartman takes off the blindfold and the director asks him what he has seen, his only response is "Just what I always see when I close my eyes."
  • In the "What Do They Fear?" Episode of Total Drama Island, Trent admits to being afraid of mimes due to an incident from his childhood when one started following him around and copying him when he got separated from his mother. Chris sends a mime to chase him around and try freak him out, but he ultimately gets the better of the mime by jumping into the water where it can't follow him.
  • Totally Spies! has Jazz Hands, a Mime Villain hell-bent on showing the world the beauty of his craft, usually by converting people into mimes. At first he seems to be a poor mime himself, as he never seems to shut up, but when he does buckle down he gives the heroines quite a tough time.
  • In the Wander over Yonder episode "The Heebie Jeebies", Wander and Sylvia explore a creepy forest in search of a weapon to defeat Lord Dominator, and Wander is tormented by a growing number of maniacally-grinning "phantom mimes".
  • Le Mime, of Xiaolin Showdown could create invisible objects. His weakness turned out to be that said objects could be modified by others using their imaginations. He also didn't know when to stop. When he started to mirror Clay's movements, Clay took advantage and punched himself in the face — Clay could take the hit, Le Mime couldn't.


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