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An Index documenting Tropes about silly and/or incompetent villains and what makes them incompetent and silly.

Villains Themselves:

Villains Depending on Point of View:


  • 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

Typical Fate:

  • 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.