An Index documenting Tropes about silly and/or incompetent villains and what makes them incompetent and silly.
- Adolf Hitlarious: Adolf Hitler is portrayed as an ineffectual goofball.
- Affably Evil: Can qualify if the villain is too friendly to be effectively evil.
- Beware the Silly Ones: The villain comes off as a bumbling doofus, but is by no means harmless.
- Braggart Boss
- The Family for the Whole Family
- Goldfish Poop Gang
- Harmless Villain: Nearly every harmless villain is comical, though not all comical villains are harmless. The trope namers, Monty Python's counterparts of the Spanish Inquisition, fit this trope with their ways to force confessions out of their victims.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: A villain who keeps losing and suffering humiliation no matter how hard they try.
- Laughably Evil: A villain whose antics are humorous.
- Minion with an F in Evil: A henchman who is too nice and ineffectual to be evil.
- Nerd in Evil's Helmet
- Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: The main villain is a serious threat, but their underling is a complete joke.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind
Villains Depending on Point of View:
- Designated Monkey: The author believes that they're punishing a bad character by giving them their just deserts, but to the audience he's just inflicting undeserved punishment upon a character he dislikes out of spite.
- Designated Villain: The character is supposed to be the bad guy simply because he's against the hero, but the audience doesn't believe the character to be evil because the character isn't shown doing anything that can be considered bad.
- Knight Templar: A character who stands for noble goals, but takes their heroic efforts a bit too far.
- Reformed, but Rejected: The villain has reformed, but no one wants to trust him because of his shady past.
- Villain Ball Magnet
- Hero with an F in Good: A hero who isn't very good at doing heroic deeds.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: A villain initially thought of as nothing but a harmless joke proves that they can be dangerous when they want to be.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad
- Villainous Harlequin
- Bond Villain Stupidity: The bad guy causes their own undoing by revealing their plan to the hero.
- Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: The villain cheats during a competition even though there is no way the hero can beat them. Ironically, the villain could've won if they didn't waste time setting up obstacles for the other competitors.
- Poke the Poodle: The villain attempts to do a bad deed, but their evil scheme comes off as being more of a harmless prank than a serious felony.
- Villains Out Shopping
- Humiliation Conga: The villain's defeat has a bunch of humiliating misfortunes pile up on them.
- Villain Decay: The villain was originally a real threat, but nowadays comes off as too incompetent and unimpressive to take seriously.