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"Well, whaddaya know? It's the fat boy, the Jew, and the sissy. Four eyes and the patch girl, too. Nigger, you know how to pick them: the Loser's Club."
Henry Bowers, from Stephen King's It
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Want to show that your Evil Overlord, or someone within The Empire is a genuine bad guy, regardless of their rank in The Empire or how minor a character they are? Simple, all you have to do is have them Kick the Dog, right? Well, what if there isn't a handy dog around? Have them kick whatever minority race/species or gender/sexuality or lower class scum is around instead to show that they're a really bad guy. Bonus points if either the heroes or some highly sympathetic character is a member of said minority.

Depending on how and with whom this is used, it can sometimes come across as just slightly odd. It generally works best with minor characters who have not had a lot of time in the attention of the audience, since you can easily reveal that their Hidden Depths are really rather unpleasant, thus allowing you to cement them as unlikeable or have the character graduate from being an annoying obstacle to someone the fans will cheer to see put down.

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It doesn't always work as well with the Magnificent Bastard Evil Overlord types, particularly if introduced late into their run as an antagonist. Because honestly, if the fandom hasn't turned against the Overlord after the character in question may have murdered thousands or even millions, enslaved people in The Empire wholesale, and so on and so forth, is having the character be a little sexist or racist really going to automatically turn people against them? (In particularly bad cases of Misaimed Fandom where the fans were already using every scrap of evidence and threadbare argument to argue that the bad guys weren't that bad, you may risk the character's fans declaring this to be a Fanon Discontinuity, and possibly even splitting the fanbase). In these cases, to make it work, you might have to do a purposeful Flanderization to your character and make them all about their bias. Of course, that will also mean you've gone and derailed your own plot if you need to do it to that extent...

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A notable key to this is that the racism, sexism, Fantastic Racism, or whatever displayed by the character is often completely gratuitous or extraneous to the rest of their villainy. Usually, whatever their goal might be, they don't have to be a racist, speciesist, or sexist to accomplish it—but they are.

This is the reason why Those Wacky Nazis and The Klan are at the bottom of the villain food chain, and it's a good bet that the Politically Incorrect Villain will be the one going down in an Even Evil Has Standards team-up.

Also, people might sometimes see this trope where it doesn't exist. Some villains are simply bullying types who go after minorities without really caring whether people will find it politically incorrect or not—and it doesn't have to matter if their targets remind them of themselves in some way. Why do they do this? Minorities lack the numbers to fight back, and there's nothing to be gained from Bullying a Dragon.

Compare Evil Is Petty, He-Man Woman Hater and Does Not Like Men; Contrast Equal-Opportunity Evil and Politically Correct Villain. Note however that they are not mutually exclusive; a villain can be progressive towards some groups but intolerant towards others. Compare and contrast the Politically Incorrect Hero. May lead to Felony Misdemeanor if this character type is thought to be more evil than outwardly flamboyant villains. Any and all instances of Those Wacky Nazis qualify automatically, and A Nazi by Any Other Name often does. Fur and Loathing, a trope involving villains who are politically incorrect in a different sort of way, runs on a similar logic if it's done intentionally.

This is not when a villain is a minority who is portrayed in a politically incorrect manner. That's Unfortunate Implications, assuming it's unintentional. This should also not be confused with Values Dissonance, where the author apparently has these attitudes.


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    Professional Wrestling 
  • While working in WWC, Sucio Dutch Mantel, despite being fluent in Spanish, refused to speak it, because he felt Spanish was a "Primitive Language."
  • The Midnight Express manager Jim Cornette would frequently cross the politically correct borders when addressing black wrestlers such as Rocky King. They actually caused a riot when they whipped Brickhouse Brown with pants belts to remind him "what your grandfathers got".
  • The Gangstas of SMW(New Jack, Mustafa Saied and D'Lo Brown) were a deliberate race baiting attempt who went so far as to insult the NAACP for wanting them to be peaceful, polite and politically correct. Rather than make them into effective heels for baby faces The Rock 'n' Roll Express though, the Gangstas actually made a good deal of the regular Smoky Mountain audience too frightened to appear at shows.
  • The Nation of Domination in USWA were a parody of this trope, basically being a black supremacist group primarily composed of white men trying to impress their black friends. Of course this simple joke was far too sophisticated for the WWF, who replaced most of the white men with black ones when the group came in.
  • Tasha Simone was already a Female Misogynist since at least her day USWA days in the 1990s, but if that's not enough to count, in the 2000s she also took a stance against Asians, Chinese in particular, due to a feud with Su Yung.
  • Politically incorrect Anti-Villain? CM Punk urges all you people who watch IWA Mid-South to help retarded children! He even brought vests to spread the message!
  • After Rodney Mack was kicked off of Smackdown, Theodore Long became his manager, stating that WWE, its fans and society in general were unkind to Rodney because he was black. He held challenges to demonstrate Rodney was a better wrestler than the white people that the booking favored. Teddy later took in other black wrestlers Mark Henry and Jazz, forming the stable Thuggin and Buggin Enterprises but also took white wrestler Chris Nowinski, deciding it wasn't right to be hateful toward white people. When injuries and show trades destroyed Thuggin and Buggin Enterprises, Teddy Long moved on to manage another white wrestler, Mark Jindrak, stating that Mark was underappreciated by WWE, its fans and society in general, who couldn't see he was the "Reflection of Perfection". Later, Theodore Long became Smackdown's general manager and did his best to give wrestlers equal opportunity.
  • Okay, he's mean to everyone, but heel Vince McMahon occasionally reserves his most heinous mistreatments for the disadvantaged, like when he mercilessly mocked Zack Gowen (a wrestler who had only one leg) in preparation for their match at Vengeance in 2003. Zack ended up giving Vince the (one-legged) beatdown he deserved, although Vince ultimately won the match.
  • Julius Smokes of the Rottweiler fame and later, manager of Bonesaw Jessie Brooks in New York's Valkyrie promotion, is never shy shout how his boys (or girl) are going to spread cheese all over you crackers. (They don't discriminate in their ass whippings, it's just something he likes to say)
  • Around 2004/2005, Chavo Guerrero Jr. came to the conclusion that his Hispanic heritage was a disadvantage he needed to reject to "reach his full potential". Chavo dyed his hair blond, used makeup to make his skin appear "less Mexican" then changed his name to Kerwin White. Kerwin set out to prove his whiteness by wearing khaki pants with collared polo shirts, golfing and attacking black wrestlers. To insult fans, Kerwin justified his behavior by noting on the day of his first appearance in the WWE his WWE.com page had three times the traffic that Chavo's had the previous month. Kerwin also periodically updated fans on how he was adjusting to life in "Middle Class America".
  • And then there's Paul Heyman, who in his run as a heel manager was very much disparaging of Hispanic wrestlers. In an episode of Smackdown, after a match between Rey Mysterio Jr. and the late Eddie Guerrero, Heyman showed up in order to deliver a bigoted speech to them about how they can "forget about being drafted" and how he hopes that the two of them and their families get deported before ranting on about his "vision" for Smackdown. Heyman got his comeuppance quickly when he made the mistake of closing his rant with "...and there's not a man alive who's gonna stand in my way," which prompted the Undertaker to show up and kick his ass.
  • John "Bradshaw" Layfield in his JBL gimmick was racist against Asians and Latinos, and a misogynist to boot. He also couldn't stand foreigners of any kind, even if they were white. However, this did not stop him from loudly supporting all the heels, even the nonwhite ones, when he was an Affably Evil color commentator alongside Michael Cole for a year or so, and calling Cole a "xenophobe" when Cole tried to criticize foreign heels. This led to odd cases, such as when JBL would simultaneously praise Renee Dupree or Maryse while bashing France. Whether this was intended as Hypocritical Humor or was just a Zig-Zagging Trope is hard to determine. Or possibly a joke given that neither of them are French (as in, from France): they're both Canadian.
  • Staring in 2006 for TNA up to 2014 for CHIKARA, the Latin American Exchange, Konnan's LAX stable, has been welcoming of everyone... so long as they were Latin American. No love for you gringos!
  • Hinted at and then subverted (sort of) at Over the Limit 2010. After losing his Intercontinental Championship to Kofi Kingston and then getting attacked by a vengeful Matt Hardy, Scottish wrestler Drew McIntyre stormed into Theodore Long's office and demanded that Hardy be fired. When Long refused, McIntyre went berserk and went about smashing various objects in Long's office. Then he turned his attention to Long's treasured photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr., and for a few terrible moments it really looked like he was going to smash that, too. (There's a chilling moment when McIntyre seems to realize what he is doing, and he hesitates, but the transfixed look on his face is not due to a twinge of remorse but from a rush of adrenaline as it becomes clear to him the symbolic amount of power he now holds in his hands: If I were to smash this, I wouldn't just be causing a lot of grief for Teddy Long; I'd be humiliating every black person on earth. Long begged him to leave the picture alone....whereupon McIntyre apparently had a change of heart and decided that it would be better to leave the photo of the civil rights leader intact: he explained that Teddy Long was "spineless" and needed to be reminded what a true leader looked like, and also that "I am more like him than you will ever be." It was a very uncomfortable sequence on a number of levels, especially since WWE programming is supposed to be geared toward family audiences now. (McIntyre, while still officially a villain, has been getting some Pet the Dog moments lately with his kind acts toward Kelly Kelly and dedicating a match to her when she was fired.
  • R-Truth dipped into this territory after his heel turn. While bringing attention to the fact he's black and angry, and that John Cena is a white man in separate promos, he did not make any racist remarks. His turn was kicked off though by smoking in a public building, for a different kind of politically incorrect.
    • He actually inverted the trope in a sense when on one episode of Monday Night Raw R-Truth (who is black) came down to the ring dressed as a Confederate general (to make the point that he wanted to "secede" from WWE). Justified in that R-Truth had gone insane by this point (and also in that there were black Confederate soldiers toward the end of the American Civil War. The Confederate Army inducted black soldiers, slaves and free, a full year before the Union did, but that's neither here nor there).
  • Mexican America, another TNA stable. Take LAX, only limit Latin American to Mexican to the point they will attack other Mexicans for not hating other people of Latin American ethnic groups who are not Mexican, make the hatred of gringos more central and have them be spokespeople for an internal toppling of the USA that strongly resembles the Nazi takeover of Germany.
  • Stevie Richards gradually became intolerant of Mexicans while serving a commentator for Lucha Libre USA, leading him to join The Right, a whole group of anti Mexicans.
  • Alberto Del Rio was racist against ethnic Chicanos such as Rey Mysterio, (Alberto is one himself but claims to be descended from Spanish royalty) and looked down on anyone he considered a peasant (such as Sin Cara, who represents the unrepresented). After his second heel turn you can add gringos like John Cena to list too. Then during the tail end of 2015 in WWC, he had to get something off of his chest. That Mexicans were superior to Puerto Ricans, which he "demonstrated" by breaking the arm of Ray González Jr in route to challenging his father.
  • Downplayed by Billy Blade in Vendetta Pro Wrestling, where, as company founder, he tries to be politically correct but often fails miserably. Because let's face it, he doesn't trust you kind of people (used to refer to various individuals different from himself) or claims to be better than Pro Wrestling Revolution while displaying a belief in a wide variety of latin American stereotypes regarding Vintage Dragon and Lil' Cholo.
  • On Caged Heat Radio's Reality Check episode at Ring Warrior's 2013 February Fury, Kevin Sullivan told his interviewer Amber Rodriguez that she had no business being in the men's locker room and went on to say "minorities" like her had gotten their way too long when she asked why he attacked Bruce Santee "for basically no reason".
  • Jack Swagger has become one of these in 2013, debuting a new gimmick: "A Real American", an anti-immigration character who has only had this trait taken Up to Eleven with his new manager, Zeb Coulter(AKA Dutch Mantel). The latter is also fond of giving the audience The Reason You Suck Speeches about not living by their standards.
  • Ashley America made her debut in Valkyrie Women's Pro Wrestling protesting the booking of Nyla Rose, calling it immoral that they would book a "Native American" while leaving young male wrestlers out of work and reminding them the country was founded by Christopher Columbus and the pilgrims. In addition to the crawl of her All American Report urging the viewer to join Ashley's crusade to block further Valkyrie activity, it also urges them to celebrate Christopher Columbus defeating the Indians while she voices her frustration with Hania also being in Valkyrie.
  • When it was announced that La Guerrera 2 would be taking place in Chicago, Savio Vega lead Los Boricuas to the Berwyn Eagles Club at the behest of Donald Trump to turn back Blue Demon Jr and all the other Mexicans he would be leading into the country.
  • Scott Steiner hated everyone equally, but he still tended to dip into this territory every now and then. He was blatantly misogynistic (often rudely coming onto women and abusing his manager Stacy Keibler), homophobic (once called Roddy Piper a "skirt-wearing queer!" in a promo) and xenophobic (He often insulted Canada and Canadians when feuding with them, particularly Petey Williams.)

    Tabletop Games 
  • BattleTech:
    • Hard-liners in the Draconis Combine tend to be very misogynistic: it's much harder for a woman to rise to a position of power in the Draconis Combine than in any other Successor State, even though they're freely allowed to serve as warriors.
    • Some of the Clans count. It's not that they're racists or sexist; they view Freebirths as inferior to Trueborns, and are fit for nothing but to serve Trueborn warriors. The most prominent examples are Clans Smoke Jaguar and Steel Viper, who don't allow Freebirths to join the Warrior castes. This is very extreme for Clan standards, even Clan Jade Falcon and Ice Hellion allow Freebirths in their warrior armies.
  • In Dungeons & Dragons continuity, this trope occasionally pops up in order to highlight a truly malevolent or petty flavor of evil.
    • In the Dark Sun campaign, the biggest reason Athas became the hellish place it is was because of the Cleansing Wars started by the Halfling sorcerer king Rajaat, who was obsessed with returning the world to its Blue Age, an age when the world was covered by a vast ocean and ruled by halflings. To that end, he sought to exterminate all of the "impure" races, and ordered his army to wage a war of genocide against all non-humans, but eventually they turned against humans as well. Before he was defeated and imprisoned by a rebellion, the war had caused the extinction of all gnomes, orcs, goblins, kobolds, ogres, lizard men, fey races, and trolls on Athas, and the populations of the dwarves, elves, and giants had been reduced dramatically. Rajaat's own people, Halflings, fared the worst; they survived, but degenerated into savage cannibals.
    • Although their villainous role isn't their dominant presentation, the Harmonium of Planescape are noted to be extremely and violently prejudiced against "free-thinkers" of all stripes as part of their Chaos Is Evil philosophy, to the point that they historically enacted a genocidal pogrom against all non-Lawful races on their homeworld of Ortho (including the Neutral Good and Chaotic Good races!) and, in the present, they maliciously abuse, bully and threaten members of the Indeps faction. They're not officially villains, but the setting takes great delight in pointing out their Lawful Stupid and Well-Intentioned Extremist natures, and how this often backfires on them.
    • In the mainstream universe, we have two of the Demon Lords And Arch Devils who approach this trope from different angles. Kostchtchie, Demon Prince of Frost Giants, is a raging misogynist and proud of it, deriding women as worthless weaklings just barely tolerable for spawning violent new sons to wage war in his honor and demanding their lives in sacrifice when there aren't battles being fought. Even female Frost Giants are relegated to sub-class breeding stock. Malcanthet, Demon Queen of Succubi, is subtler but no less bigoted in being a misandrist; only women can be her elite Thralls, men are delegated to menial roles in her cult and considered expendable, to the point that in many Malcanthet cults, it's mandatory for male cultists to be blinded. Guess which gender is also preferred for sacrificial offerings, too.
    • In the Ravenloft setting there's Vlad Drakov, the Darklord of Falkovnia. He is of the official stance that women cannot be of any use besides breeding more men to work and fight for his armies. He also forcibly claims the right to have sex with any Falkovnian woman on her wedding night instead of her husband, something he has no qualms about taking advantage of and which means there are dozens of bastard Drakovs floating around. Vlad is also a blatant human supremacist, and Falkovnia enslaves or executes any non-humans that enter its borders at his direction. (Seeing a trend here?) Even other Darklords are repulsed by Drakov, the biggest irony being that despite being fully human with no supernatural powers, he is more of a monster than almost any Darklord who does.
    • Similarly to Malcanthet, drow culture is traditionally portrayed as being extremely misandric, due to cultural reverence of/domination by Lolth, the insane Demon Queen of Spiders. Male drow are second-class citizens barely above the slaves their culture employs, to the point that a drow female can kill a male with very little provocation. As in, it's normal for the womenfolk to butcher their lovers, sometimes as sacrifices to Lolth, sometimes just for fun, when they grow bored with them. Oh, and males refusing the sexual advances of females can be punished by death. Truthfully, the fact males are forbidden from entering the ranks of the priesthood, which holds ultimate power in their messed up theocracy of a culture, is one of the lesser ways in which the gender is repressed.
    • "Savage" humanoids like orcs and gnolls have often been portrayed as brutally patriarchal, with womenfolk delegated to providing food, sexual pleasure and offspring and holding little to no authority in comparison to their male counterparts. Pathfinder, being the Darker and Edgier D&D, likes to pay this a little more attention, and its writeups on orc and gnoll culture give particular emphasis to how savagely misogynistic they are (for example, gnoll females who fail to either bear cubs or become priestesses of Lamashtu by a certain age are ritually sacrificed), including notes on how the culture is actually perpetuated thanks to Female Misogynists — in a classic case of Stupid Evil, females who manage to exploit the loopholes and become powerful themselves tend to do everything they can to keep things from changing, so they don't have to worry about competition.
  • The Mutants & Masterminds setting Freedom City features White Knight, a white supremacist who (unknowingly) made a Deal with the Devil for flame-based superpowers and who thinks he's a superhero fighting a crusade against... well, everyone. His costume combines elements of a Klan member and a white power skinhead, and most GMS use him as someone for heroes to feel good about kicking in the junk.
    • The "Crooks!" splat for general M&M introduces a numbers of racist supervillains, and even a writeup for racism as a Weakness (Quirk: Racist, for the curious). Blitz II is the granddaughter of a Nazi super-speedster (her grandmother, the first Blitz) and has inherited Nazi ideology to the point she is the songster of a Euro-punk skinhead band called Third Generation that is massively popular amongst the Neo-Nazi underground. Iron Cross is a Nazi-created Flying Brick who still upholds Hitler's commands. Johnny Reb is a demon summoned by the Confederates during the American Civil War and bound into the body of various human racist hosts — not surprisingly, he wears what is basically a Klansman robe with a Confederate flag on the face of the hooded mask.
      • Interestingly, Johnny Reb actually only paid lip-service to racism when he was first created — to a demon, all humans were alike. Centuries of being stuck in the bodies of racists, however, has imprinted him with a racist mentality in turn.
  • The Coalition States from Rifts are the go-to bad guys of the setting due to their xenocidal attitude toward Dimensional Beings and creatures of magic. Their promotion of illiteracy and their seeking to destroy magical artifacts doesn't endear them too well to the rest of the setting, either.
  • In Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game, after the upgrade to "World of Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game", the retconned Horde faction sourcebook was written to make it clear that the previously alluded to misogynistic aspects of Troll culture were only practiced by the still-evil tribes, and "good guy" Trolls who had joined the Horde, like the Darkspears and Revantusks, were much more egalitarian.
  • Everyone in Warhammer 40,000 is one of these, including the heroes (if they can even be considered heroes).
    • The only races that are arguably not politically incorrect are the Orks and the Tyranids. Sure, the Orks will kill anything that isn't considered orky enough, but that includes other Orks. And they don't kill out of spite or bigotry, they only fight because they think it's fun and it's what they're good at. The Tyranids, being a Horde of Alien Locusts, are effectively driven by instinct to devour all biomass in the galaxy before moving on to the next.
    • Depending on the source, Khorne also avoids this: The Blood God only wants the blood to be spilled, he has no care about who spills it. Even non-combatens are not outright hated, although they will never gain his favour either. He is only racist towards psykers, and again depending on the source, he doesn´t generally hate psykers, as long as they don´t use their power in battle because he considers that cheating. Of course in other sources his followers just either enslave or murder any psyker or even any non-combatant they get their hands on, so this may vary.
  • In Wicked Fantasy, the male Uz keep their females as abject slaves through brutal regimes of Mind Rape, amuse themselves by having the females fight gladiatorial combat bouts, trade them like property, and impregnate them only to then telepathically kill the unborn child in order to produce the power-boosting, life-sustaining "dark water" they depend on.

    Theatre 
  • Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q says racial slurs against Kate Monster when she sees her and Princeton together.
    • Also the teacher that Kate was assisting has touches of this, including saying something along the lines of "I should have known better than to rely on one of you people" when Kate misses an appointment to take over the class.
    • Averted when a song points out that everybody is a little bit racist.
  • Finian's Rainbow has Rawkins, a bigoted Senator, who due to a wish made on top of Leprechaun's pot of gold is turned into an African-American.
  • High Priest Caiaphas, his father-in-law Annas, and their various flunkies display heavy classist prejudices in the early portions of Jesus Christ Superstar, referring to Jesus' followers as "blockheads", "fools", "half-witted", and a "rabble." In fact, they often seem to be venting their hatred more at the common people of Judaea more than at Jesus himself. Jesus calls them on it when he says: "Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd?"
  • Othello's Iago is racist, sexist, xenophobic — you name it. This is obviously to establish him as a bad man but he still inexplicably has his fans. His stooge Roderigo is also disgustingly racist.

    Video Games 
  • In Anchorhead, the Big Bad Croesus, possessing the protagonist's husband Michael uses sexist insults against the female protagonist.
  • Comes up in both Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag: In the former case, the protagonist ancestor Assassin is for all intents and purposes Mohawk and reacted to as such by white colonists, with the more thuggish characters referencing his heritagenote . In the latter, African slavery is a topic that comes up multiple times and almost everyone who's okay with it or even participating is depicted quite unsympathetically; in fact, one of the first foreshadowings to Benjamin Hornigold's eventual defection from Nassau is when he questions Edward Kenway's willingness to let his Trinidadian quartermaster carry a pistol, and Woode Rogers is notably in the slave trade despite his own Templar Grand Master "asking" him to quit itnote , while Julien du Casse quit the slave trade to become a sell-sword, which was how he came across the Templars to begin with.
    • In the Assassin's Creed: Freedom Cry, the "Gouverneur de Fayet"note  flat-out claims that slaves "are not even human! Without the discipline and guidance of their masters, they turn to rebellion, murder, like you." Given the time period this takes place in, this is a common belief of the time and will continue to be so for centuries to come.
  • Batman: Arkham Series:
    • This version of Penguin is misogynistic (referring to both Catwoman and Harley Quinn as either a "bitch" or a "harlot" at various times), homophobic (calling his own men "ponces" and Nightwing a "fairy"), racist (the first cop he kills is black and he calls another black cop "boy"), and ableist (referring to psychotic mental patients in an audio log as "dribbling monkeys"). Tracey Buxton, one of the Penguin's Paid Harems in Arkham Origins, shares her boss's homophobia.
    • The Riddler is a Smug Snake who thinks he's smarter than everyone else and will insult based on what he perceives to be their intellect. In Challenge Maps, he's also prone to spouting slurs against the mentally disabled like Penguin above.
  • Most of the Founders in Bioshock Infinite are all fairly racist, which is appropriate for the time period. Comstock however takes it to another level, outright despising Lincoln for emancipating the blacks from their "rightful place" in society and is credited as "The Hero of Wounded Knee". Similarly, there's also the Fraternal Order of the Raven, who revere John Wilkes Booth as their patron saint and are more or less The Klan in all-but name and color scheme (they favor blue robes rather than white). But the Vox aren't so squeeky clean either as they eagerly kill people just for having an upper class or "intellectual" background.
  • Yuuki Terumi of Blazblue is an utterly loathsome example of a misogynistic villain. He utterly hates women and takes a special sadistic glee in Breaking The Cutie. His Fantastic Racism towards practically anything and everything supernatural and/or non-human is also noteworthy (particularly since he, himself, is a ghost possessing an Artificial Human). And then there's, of course, also the fact that he's an unrepentant Child Hater... It might be easier to just say that Terumi Hates Everyone Equally, but for different petty, prejudiced, and generally despicable reasons.
  • General Sarrano from Bulletstorm is one, on top of being genocidal and EXTREMELY foul-mouthed.
  • Lord Nemesis in City of Heroes started as a Prussian tinkerer in the Civil War. His more despicable acts include killing off an alternate Earth full of people, who 'didn't count' because they were black, and in a more personal moment, killing an African member of Longbow who's been your sympathetic ally. He's also sexist but that gets Played for Laughs when he talks down to Lady Grey.
  • The Watcher in Darksiders isn't content with merely being a Jerkass to War. He also talks down to the Archangel Uriel, calling her "wench" and "whore" while ordering War to finish her off. War refuses to obey despite the Watcher's attempts to force obedience. Like the rest of his jackassery, this bites the Watcher in the ass when Uriel chops off his hand and breaks the Seventh Seal, freeing War in the process.
  • Also from Bioware is the Tevinter Imperium in Dragon Age. Not only does the Imperium practice slavery, they are also quite homophobic if Dorian is any indication, who reveals that his father attempted to change his sexual orientation through a blood magic ritual, a truly terrifying case a Nightmare Fuel considering just how very, very real Dorian's story is for a lot of people. It's not an issue of "moral" disapproval at least. Tevinter's ruling class is practicing a nation-wide eugenics program to create the ultimate mage. A gay man or a lesbian who doesn't take a beard won't be contributing to that, and if he or she is an only child like Dorian is...
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has two major examples:
    • The Thalmor of the Aldmeri Dominion in general despise humans in general, and cannot handle the thought of one of them having ascended and sharing a seat in the pantheon with the eight other Divines. They're trying to erase Talos from the pantheon to erase even the possibility of man from Tamriel, even if it unmakes reality as a result!
    • The Stormcloaks, one of the playable factions of the game, do not treat races other than Nords too well, as can be seen if you take a look around cities and villages that they control.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV:
    • Vladimir Glebov is a classist who styles himself as a Russian aristocrat that repeatedly calls Niko and Roman Bellic "serfs", "yokels" and "peasants" due to their Serbian background.
    • Rocco Pelosi in The Ballad of Gay Tony throws racial and homophobic slurs against Tony and Luis like commas. In fact, not just them but he uses racial slurs towards about anyone, since he refers to Triad gangsters as "chinks".
    • The Angels of Death in The Lost and the Damned are a white supremacist/Neo-Nazi biker gang to contrast their rivals, the Lost Brotherhood. Their in-game website notes they were formed by people unsatisfied with a non-segregated society and they contain some subtle and not-so-subtle references to Nazism, such as deriving their name from Nazi scientist Josef Mengele, nicknamed Angel of Death. Amusingly, when you assault their clubhouse, you find them playing hip-hop which is an odd musical choice for a white supremacist gang.
    • Brian, despite being a member of the Lost, throws some anti-Semitic insults towards Johnny, quickly establishing himself as a Hate Sink. He also calls Triad gangsters "slopes" and says he can't tell the difference between Slavs when he refers to Niko as a Pole.
    • Billy Grey when arranging with a Chinese Triad to ambush and kill Johnny, he tells him he has no use for a Jew asshole, and also calls the Triad a "yellow little devil" to his face while saying he loved watching them die on TV.
    • Ray Bulgarin throws several homophobic slurs towards "Gay" Tony Prince (though not to his face) and makes fun of Luis by calling him his lover, later calling him a "Dominican bitch".
  • Grand Theft Auto V:
    • The self-proclaimed "Civil Border Patrol" minutemen, Joe and Josef, are extremely xenophobic and jingoistic thugs that claim to be protecting America from illegal aliens, but it's clear that they're just using it as an excuse to harass Hispanics. What makes them inherently hypocritical is that Josef is Russian Mail-Order Groom who can barely speak a word of English and knows nothing of American customs, but is just as virulently racist as Joe.
    Josef: (in Russian) I will defend this nation from multiculturalism!
    • Though never encountered in the game and only heard/seen in political ads, Governor candidate Jock Cranley hates gays, immigrants, cripples, affirmative action and idescribes himself as a National Socialist in one ad. He is very self-aware about this trope and uses it as advantage, with his campaign boiling down to "Yes, I am dick. But at least, you know I am a dick".
  • Fallout:
    • The Enclave from Fallout 2 (and 3) have as their goal the complete extermination of all people exposed to radiation and FEV in the postwar world. Why? Because this makes them "mutants", and the must be wiped out to make way for the last pure humans- the Enclave themselves. It's not a surprise, considering the Enclave were the direct descendants of the prewar government of Fallout's USA. As revealed in 3 and New Vegas, the prewar USA had death camps for Chinese-Americans during the Sino-American War.
    • Caesar's Legion in Fallout: New Vegas takes this to absurd levels. It enslaves all women in their territory, believing them useless as anything other than breeders and servants. Women in the Legion are slaves who are raped and brutalized by the soldiers daily. In addition, they exterminate the homosexuals, mentally handicapped, ghouls, super mutants, sick, elderly, physically handicapped, intellectuals, alcoholics / drug addicts, doctors, and scientists in the territory they conquer.
    • Lanius is the worst of the lot. He actively hates women, calling them "bitches", and even thinks that the NCR's fair treatment of them is their single greatest shortcoming. In the Final Battle, he pretty much threatens to drag a defeated female Courier back to his tent to rape her, to make her "learn her place". He also has a genocidal hatred of every non-Legion culture. If the Legion wins in the ending, he'll remorselessly butcher every minor faction, whereas even Caesar himself would've let some of them go or get away with regular conquest and taxes.
    • Actually averted with Caesar himself. Lead Designer Joshua Sawyer has noted that everyone in the Legion is Caesar's slave. Sure, the women have be baby-making machines and perform some backbreaking manual labor, but the men are conscripted into the army as teenagers and forced to serve until they die (Chief Hanlon remarks that it's rare for Legion men to survive longer than 10 years after conscription). They're beaten and abused by their superiors and have every inch of humanity drained from them, turning them into mindless killers and marauders totally dedicated to Caesar, whose only purpose in life is to be used as Cannon Fodder.
  • In Higurashi: When They Cry, shortly after being revealed as the real villain Takano tells Satoko (who she has at gunpoint) that she'll let her go if she can guess whether Broccoli or Cauliflower is green... knowing that the girl is colorblind (and violating doctor-patient confidentiality to do so). And when she guesses right she shoots her, anyways.
  • Lazarus has a moment in I Miss the Sunrise. If you make Ros a lacertian, Lazarus will sneer that s/he is "one of those disgusting lizard things," making him the only character in the game to express such Fantastic Racism. Given that the developer is a proud reptile lover, this is clearly used as a mark against him.
  • Quite a bit of Renegade choices in Mass Effect follow this trope, ranging from insulting your non-human teammates to actual genocide and supporting a "humans first" political party.
    • And then there's Cerberus (appropriately enough, the Renegade options while you're working for them in 2 consist of endorsing and supporting them). The Illusive Man is bad enough, but Kai Leng, especially in the novels, is a racist douchebag of the first order.
  • Dr. Weil from Megaman Zero towards Reploids, who are essentially fully sentient androids. He eventually treats his fellow humans in much the same manner he treats the Reploids and Weil's methods of enforcing things as he believes they should be resulted in a series of wars that not only killed a majority of the world's population but rendered most of the planet uninhabitable. It becomes apparent by the end of the fourth installment that this is because Weil is ultimately just a hateful, malicious man who only wants torture others and lord over them in a dystopic nightmare.
  • The demon Baalbisan from Neverwinter Nights 2 is a misogynist of epic proportions, making several disparaging remarks against any female party members you bring to the area he appears in, and insulting the Player Character regardless of their gender because he mistakes male characters for "weak females". The only woman he's ever shown to speak to with anything resembling respect is Shandra Jerro, and that's only because he's trapped in a summoning circle and she has the only means to free him.
  • Eddie Gluskin of Outlast is a psychotic Serial Killer who, due to being sexually abused by his father and his uncle as a child, went on a misogynistic rampage, trying to force women to marry him and murdering them when they naturally refused. Being moved to Mount Massive and being Mind Raped turned his Ax-Crazy Up to Eleven—he takes on the persona of a groom seeking a wife, and moves his behaviour to include men as well, attempting to "solve" the little issue of men not being able to get pregnant by violently castrating them in order to use the resultant gaping wound as a vagina. Which, needless to say, kills them, either directly or when he butchers them for screaming/pleading too much during surgery. Although he feigns being a 50s-style romantic sweetheart, even his "nice guy" dialogue makes it clear he objectifies women as good only for having children and he would almost certainly be a classic "Stay in the Kitchen" flavor of asshole if he weren't a crazy murderer. As he is a crazy murderer, he switches to violent fits of fury at being denied, chasing after whichever unfortunate has earned his wrath, screaming misogynistic slurs as he seeks to brutally kill them. Even when feigning "nice guy", Eddie casually spits misogynistic comments, deriding his past victims as "whores" and "sluts".
  • In [PROTOTYPE], Hope, Idaho was used for an experiment to develop a virus that might as well be Syphon Filter.
    • In [PROTOTYPE 2], You learn of Project New Hope in a sidequest chain, which is a virus that's aimed to sterilize the poor people, while this is bad on its own, the scientists gleefully bragging to Heller go out of their way to specifically say "Especially the immigrants". Heller's response to this is one of the most gleeful moments of Laser-Guided Karma in the game.
  • Ad Avis, one of the main Big Bads in Quest for Glory, has this as part of his backstory. He went out to train under the Dark Master, one of the most powerful wizards in existence. When he finally tracked him down, he learned it was a she. He was immediately insulted at the thought of a woman being better than him, and challenged her to a duel. He lost, was enslaved for fifty years, and then cursed to become a vampire upon death.
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse reveals Tamagami, Japan's Minister of Defense and a major figure of Japan's pre-Firmament past, to be a nationalist asshole who wanted Japan rid of all foreign influence (especially those of the U.S., Russia, and China) and dabbled in experimenting with humans in order to create the National Defense Divinities and summon Izanami in a bid to destroy Japan and rebuild it from scratch.
  • General Tsao of Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves responds to Jing King's unwillingness to marry him with: "She's a woman. She doesn't know up from down!" which makes smacking him down a moment later all the more sweet.
  • Copperfield and the Creeper from The Suffering: Ties That Bind. One's a slave hunter with an approach to work taken from The Most Dangerous Game; the other's a misogynistic ex-pimp serial killer who uses the corpses of his victims as Combat Tentacles.
  • The titular MacGuffin of Syphon Filter is a virus designed to target specific races.
  • Vampyr: Lord Redgrave is the Vampire Monarch of London and chairman of the Ascalon Club, a vampire council that forbids the admission of women since he views them as "fickle beings, specially if they are immortal".
  • Double Subverted with Rutger in A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky. Though the story seems like it'll set him up as one — he's a narrow-minded nationalistic military Jerkass — he actually seems to be a case of Equal-Opportunity Evil. In one side scene he expresses sympathy over Ivy and Mint's Wingless status, as he is a commoner himself and thus feels some empathy for those born into poor circumstances. He's not a He-Man Woman Hater either, as the army contains female soldiers, and he respects Ivy's strength — he even defends her when she's sexually harassed at one point. Except in one of the bonus endings in New Game+, he uses a virtual reality chamber to create a naked clone of Yvette to amuse himself, painting him as a sleazy misogynist.
  • In Warcraft III, Lord Garithos is shown as an extremely racist commander who insults and degrades non-humans and incarcerated the Blood Elves for not staying in a doomed base to die as he ordered. When he's finally backstabbed by Sylvanas Windrunner, one doesn't feel sorry for him.
  • Way of the Samurai 4 has mr. Uchimada as a recurring villain during the homeless questline. Uchimada is a very rich man and an extreme Neat Freak, who even has his own guards called Clean Samurai. His obsession for cleanness goes so far, that he has no qualms about killing homeless people, as he deems these to be unclean.
  • Most of the Wolfenstein games use the Nazis as generic evil supervillains for guns-blazing action, and don't get into the Nazis' ideology of racial supremacy. The New Order, however, has this front and center. One of the Nazis' first actions is gunning down mentally-disabled in a psychiatric hospital. J, a black man, says that if he tried walking the streets in the open, he'd be shot on sight — he also calls out American-born B.J Blazkowitz on the fact that the US was just as racist as the Nazis in many ways, and the Nazis are essentially doing nothing but putting into practice what many "white folk" preached. Your first encounter with one of the villains is her making B.J. take a racial purity test, with a subtle undercurrent of dread, as B.J. is Polish-American and half-Jewish. Loudspeakers in Berlin blare out how Germans are "superior beings." In Forced Labor Camp Belica, the warden compares the inmates to cancerous tumors on society and herself to a doctor. Finally, Deathshead himself spends most of the climax claiming that he has helped build the ultimate civilization, which racially-inferior degenerates are trying to tear down — rather hypocritically, since by this point you've learned he stole all of his advanced technology from a cache created by a Judaic sect of Mad Scientists who viewed scientific achievements as a sacrament to God.

    Webcomics 
  • In Dumbing of Age, the "villain" status of Raidah and her group is questionable, but her friend Char definitely gets a Jerkass moment here.
    Char: Yeah, and take your retarded kid with you!
    Raidah: Char, no. Come on. Don't say that.
    Char: Oh, right. We're in public.
    Raidah: Oh, right, we're in the universe.
  • Villain Protagonist Black Mage from 8-Bit Theater demonstrates a ludicrous level of racism in one strip, acting like an offensive Japanese stereotype while impersonating Black Belt. White Mage points out that not only is it offensive, but Black Belt isn't even Asian to begin with.
    • He also practices Fantastic Racism. His only qualms about eating his teammates is that he "just didn't want to eat that greasy, foreign" elf. Thief returns the sentiment and also hates the dwarves, because everyone in 8-Bit is evil, so everyone is racist. Black Mage is the worst by far.
    • No mention of his objectification of White Mage? Because I could've sworn that his sentiment that he was okay with boning her as long as her body was still somewhat warm was politically (and ethically and morally) incorrect. Only reason why he avoids being flat-out sexistic/chauvinistic is because, White Mage aside, he seems to consider women equal to men.
  • Jean-Marie from Fairy Dust uses racism to rationalise guilt away over the mission to attack an island's native troll population. He also says sexist things early on, but had just had a concussion and had reverted to juvenile humour while stressed and confused.
  • If anyone thought it was a coincidence that Homestuck's Lord English keeps enslaving women into eternal servitude and his second-in-command likes to manipulate young girls into doing his bidding, that was thoroughly disproved by the fact that Caliborn, essentially LE's younger self, is incredibly sexist and never shows any respect to anyone he doesn't consider an "alpha male."
  • General Tarquin from The Order of the Stick is Affably Evil incarnate at first glance, but is The Bluebeard under the surface. So far, he's had no less than nine wives, one of whom died 'of mysterious circumstances' (though it turns out that he actually had nothing to do with that) and at least one of whom was tortured into accepting (i.e, he had her feet frozen in a block of ice). His attitude to women more generally is summed up by the fact that at one point a "casually sexist anecdote" is treated as Something Only They Would Say.
    • He treats men about as badly—it's just that he's not interested in having sex with them, so they're more likely to just be imprisoned or executed.
    • Redcloak, The Dragon of Xykon, hates humans and humanoid creatures because of the prejudice he experienced as a goblin from human(oid)s. He also used to hate hobgoblins until one saved his life because he was a leader of a group of hobgoblins during the time.
    • After Xykon's lichdom he became disgusted with the living, considering sex with them gross and referring to them as meatbags or sickening pouches of warm goo. Not that he cares about the undead but he doesn't want to vomit because of their presence.
  • This Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal portrays an accidental example where Lex Luthor gloats about how his poisoning the water supply will soon kill a lot of people, only to be embarrassed when Superman points out to him that all the people he intended to kill turned out to be minorities and destitute. Luthor unsuccessfully tries to clarify that his intentions were not racist or classist.
  • Dr. Nofun from Sluggy Freelance has comically intense misogyny, alternately painting women as stupid and useless, and evil schemers out to destroy all men. Subverted when it turns out to be just an act — the weak-willed women and terrified men that would want to work for someone who shows this kind of behavior are easy to manipulate.
  • Carville in Maggot Boy: Apocalypse Cultist, kidnapper, murderer of his own friends... and a jerkass who purposely refers to transgender characters as the wrong gender. Not only does it make him a Hate Sink in record time, it reveals that a lot of his reluctant allies would be rid of him in a heartbeat.
  • Most demons from Slightly Damned in general hate angels.(due to their divine mandated war that's been going on the past few centuries) and view medians as lesser beings but Dakos in particular stands out as he completely mistrusts the rogue angel Verammi and the currently unnamed angel assisting them in hell while the other demons have accepted them. He is also an ableist as he refers to Iratu and others as a "generation of cripples" and claims that they will ruin of hell as it's implied demons with disabilities where unable to serve in hell's army till recently.
  • Every villain in The Adventures of Gyno-Star is this, since the comic is a Progressive superhero fighting for Social Justice.

    Web Originals 
  • Ask That Guy with the Glasses
    Ask That Guy: My philosophy is, if the colour's not on a person's skin, it's not worth hating.
  • Lampshaded hilariously in Berserk Abridged:
    Casca: What, are you reading from a book of sexist villain cliches?
    Adon Corbowitz: Uh-oh, I didn't miss any, did I?
  • Tyce from Deagle Nation became a neo-nazi over the course of 2014, eventually shaving his head and proudly proclaiming himself a skinhead who is for white and skeleton rights. He ended up getting beat up by Jace and Eli after Operation Tupacalypse.
  • Notably, during the Downfall Hitler's interview with Inglourious Hitler, the latter is anti-Semitic while the former isn't. Of course, seeing as Downfall Hitler has to put up with the antics of Fegelein and others on a daily basis, this may come across Pragmatic Villainy as well.
    Inglourious Hitler: I'm a much more successful Hitler than you will ever be. You don't even hate the Jews, which a Hitler is supposed to do!
    Hitler: I have no reason to hate the Jews.
    Inglourious Hitler: You're a traitorous Zionist Hitler!
    • The Downfall Hitler is a case of Depending on the Writer though; he'll act like a bigot like he was in real life, or he won't.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged:
    Oozaru Vegeta: Hey, Kakarot! What's the opposite of Christopher Walken?
    Goku: Huh?
    Vegeta: Christopher REEVE! *Crushes Goku's legs*
    Goku: AAAAGH! That was in terrible taste!
    Vegeta: Don't care! Evil! *Crushes*
    • While technically no longer a villain by this point, during Vegeta's battle with Android 18, he keeps hurling sexist insults at her, culminating in calling her the C-word to everyone's shock. Which makes 18 beating the crap out of Vegeta immediately afterwards all the more satisfying.
    • Freeza, as in the source material, hates the Saiyan "monkeys," and keeps calling them that — even in the Plan To Eradicate Christmas special, where Turles, a Saiyan, is on his side — and gets it from him and Vegeta:
    Vegeta: Turles, right?
    Turles: Yes! (realizes who he's talking to) Oh my god, Prince Vegeta?
    Vegeta: How's the tree doing?
    Turles: Destroyed...
    Vegeta: And this is why we don't let the lower class have nice things!
    Gohan: And heeeeeere we go with the politics.
    Freeza: So, monkeys!
    Turles: Dude!
    Gohan: And the racism!
  • DSBT InsaniT: While 'villain' is a bit harsh, Alex still makes the assumption that one of the girls chose the mall for the group to go to in 'Store Story', because "girls go clothes shopping and buy a ton of useless shit."
  • A Giant Sucking Sound: Stormfront, a far-right terrorist group, plays this dead straight, ranting about Jews and blacks in their press communiques and killing Jewish celebrities like Paul Wellstone, Steven Spielberg, and Chuck Schumer.
  • Hellsing Ultimate Abridged's version of Enrico Maxwell plays with this. His first interactions with Integra in episode 3 show that he looks down on women and Protestants, but he's willing to put aside differences with the Hellsing Organization on facing the larger threat that is Millennium. He leans towards this trope in episode 6, though it's still played with. While he complains about Pope Francis' stances on the poor and homosexuals and declares himself as the new Pope, he draws the line on hate crimes and bigotry, even shouting at the KKK leader that "[he] needs to chill". As of episode 8, Maxwell plays this trope completely straight, unleashing a genocidal bloodbath on the citizens of London and cursing out the Temple Beth-Zion for bailing the fight as Maxwell and his forces are left to be wiped out by Alucard's #LifeHack.
  • Played for Laughs by Mastermind who, among other things, schedules an appointment with one of his lackeys just to harass him for being named "Gaylord."
    Mastermind: Because your name doesn't have the word "gay" in it.
    Gaylord: It also has the word "lord"!
    Mastermind: Because it's not that you like to have a gay (bleep) up the ass!
  • Although he is consistently shown to not be racist, anti-Semitic, or homophobic and is disgusted that people think he is, Mr Deity is misogynistic and really, really hates atheists.
  • In New Vindicators, there are a few, but Forrest Bedford is the standout. He's the head of a Church Militant that hates superpowered beings, but he was also in the KKK and regularly tosses around racial epithets. As a Genius Bonus, he's named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the KKK.
  • Played for Laughs in Nullmetal Alchemist where Fuhrer King Bradley has a national Make Fun Of Mexicans Day—where people have to take part in stereotypical Mexican things (e.g. wear a sombrero, refer to people as "gringos" and " Trivialize the cultural history of entire race of people with offensive stereotypes"). Though he enjoys killing and tormenting all foreigners, he jokes that he doesn't even need an excuse to do so because he's the Fuhrer.
  • Weilks in Void Domain: a necromancer who hawks stolen organs on the black market, very much Would Hurt a Child, and has a terribly foul mouth regarding women, right up until one of his female victims tears his heart out of his chest.
  • Just about every antagonist in Queer Duck is a homophobe, the most recurring villain being a caricature of real-life Heteronormative Crusader Dr. Laura Schlessinger.

    Western Animation 
  • Some of the "villains" the Warners faced in Animaniacs. Just compare Ludwig von Beethoven to Abraham Lincoln. Beethoven calls them "horrid children" and is suffering Amusing Injuries by the short's end. Meanwhile Lincoln is nice to them (although clearly annoyed by their wackiness) and they help him with his speech. He and Beethoven were working on something, but how they treat the Warners at the start of short affects how differently they are "helped" by them.
  • Archer:
    • Anthony Bourdain as shown in this exchange:
    Ray: Should you be smoking in here?
    Bourdain: Should you be flaming in here? Boom-bumper!
    • Malory Archer is a politically incorrect Anti-Hero bordering on Villain Protagonist. She hates the Irish and isn't afraid to show it. She's also made racist comments regarding blacks and the Japanese; when she shoots a Yakuza member in "Drift Problem", she shouts "that's for Pearl Harbor!"
    • The Welsh terrorist from "Achub Y Morfilod" claims that he's not going to drive real people out of their home, just English ones.
  • Both played straight and inverted in Avatar: The Last Airbender, in which the antagonistic Fire Nation promotes the view that all other cultures in the world are inferior to their own, yet has the greatest degree of gender parity out of all the nations, with a high proportion of women in military and police positions. Fire Lord Ozai, the Big Bad, even favored his younger daughter over his older son, making her his heir simply because she was more competent and more trustworthy. (Granted, for him competent = psychotic, and trustworthy = unquestioningly going along with his immoral schemes and war crimes.)
    • Played straighter, in a minor way, with Zuko in the first season (when he's most antagonistic). He spends a lot of time using "peasant" as an insult toward Katara and Sokka.
  • The eponymous villain of the Batman: The Animated Series episode Lockup was a fairly obvious GOP pundit parody. Lyle Bolton constantly says that the "liberal media," "coddling doctors," and "gutless police" are responsible for supercrime in Gotham. He believes that the criminals at Arkham don't deserve privileges or even the most basic humane treatment. Obviously, he's hyperbolized, but it's still pretty severe for a kids' show.
    • When the character was introduced into the "official" Batman comics, the moral complexity of Lock-Up was (briefly) addressed by Commissioner Gordon, who admitted that there were times when he sympathized with Lyle Bolton. It is certainly easy to understand Bolton's frustration of having to deal with, year after year, some of the most monstrous human beings (and in one case an animalistic mutant!) who have ever existed, who are collectively responsible for over a thousand deaths over the past decade and have expressed no desire to reform. And since Arkham Asylum is infamously a Cardboard Prison, that would almost clinch the argument — if Lock-Up were not so adamant about tracking down and brutally imprisoning all murderers, even young kids in street gangs who are not psychopathic and who have only killed in the heat of the moment.
  • Ben 10: Alien Force gives use the Highbreeds, who are basically an alien version of the Nazis. In the same vein, the Forever Knights were portrayed as a paramilitary, anti-alien group with fanatical behaviour during the Alien Force/Ultimate Alien era (though they were more stoic and rational scientists in the original series).
  • In the Bump in the Night episode "Comfort Schmumfort", the alien invaders Sleemoth and Gloog dismiss Molly Coddle as not being a threat just because she's a girl. Right in front of her, even.
  • The Eco-Villains from Captain Planet and the Planeteers would occasionally show signs of being bigoted, just in case it wasn't clear to the audience that they are the bad guys.
    • In the episode "OK at the Gunfight Corral", Hoggish Greedly hired a bunch of racist white men to attack the local "Injuns" so he could claim their land as his and sell it to Sly Sludge, but otherwise he never even commented on anybody's race or did anything remotely discriminatory.
    • Verminous Skumm harassed and lied about a boy who had HIV, and he gave nuclear detonators to people fighting in the The Troubles, The Apartheid Era, and the Arab–Israeli Conflict, in an attempt to discredit the entire human race.
    • Looten Plunder in "Bitter Waters", using terms like 'chief', 'wampum', referring to the (unnamed, though they're most likely primarily based on Hopi, considering the desert land) as his "red brothers". When corrected by the chairman of the local tribal council, his henchman Argos Bleak angrily declares that he "doesn't care if he's the blinkin' medicine man".
  • The Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys episode "Felonious Monks" has the villain Apax show signs of being sexist when he makes the assumption that Shao Lin isn't a threat to him simply because she's female.
  • In Celebrity Deathmatch, there's a fight where John Rocker battles Derek Jeter. Unsurprisingly, John Rocker doesn't get the most sympathetic of portrayals and is electrocuted to death by the match's end.
    • For context, Rocker had given a long interview, at one point of which he just started randomly complaining and saying derisive things about people in New York, with one of those comments a homophobic slur. It fits the trope in that remarks were completely spontaneous and not pertinent to the subject at hand. Still the public outcry against this interview was so ferocious that many actually came to Rocker's defense, surmising that he was just a blunt man with poor social skills, and not a monster.
    • Rocker also made an appearance as a character on Saturday Night Live, where he was played by Will Ferrell in full-blown blustering mode. Appearing on "Weekend Update", Ferrell had him insult everyone under the sun, and refer to the studio audience members as "homo-Mexicans."
  • The Extreme Ghostbusters episode "True Face of a Monster" had a golem being created to ward off a gang of Anti-Semitic jerks who were vandalizing a synagogue. One member of the group is also shown to be disdainful toward Roland Jackson, who happens to be black.
  • In the Silent Era Felix the Cat cartoon "Uncle Tom's Crabbin", Felix travels into the deep south and meets Uncle Tom. Not long after, Felix faces off against Simon Legree, who was angered at Tom's music waking up him, promptly whipping him (off-screen) and smashing his banjo apart. Felix is on Tom's side the whole cartoon, quickly improvising a new banjo for him, and when Simon's wrath is incured again, Felix has Legree chase after him. When Legree fails to catch Felix, he sicks a hunting dog on Felix, which the cat proceeds to beat to a pulp.
  • In Futurama there was Leela's old martial arts instructor, Master Fnog; clearly a chauvinist, who claimed she not have "the will of the warrior" but the will of "a schoolmarm" or "housewife." (Even though she did excellently in his class.) In fact, when she eventually confronted him years later — and kicked his ass good — he didn't deny his true intentions, or that he was a jerk, saying, "You always were my best student... Good thing I was such a lousy teacher!" (He even goes so far as to tell her "See you in girl hell! I'll be in boy hell — much nicer!")
    • Zapp Brannigan is another example. The Earth military banned women from serving, not because of societal prejudice, but to prevent his constant sexual harassment.
    • Leo Wong. Racist, sexist, classist, basically every type of bigot in the book.
  • Generator Rex: the Constortium, who are part of the Big-Bad Ensemble in season 3, are incredibly obvious misogynists. Since their lieutenant Black Knight is a Magnificent Bitch and a Dark Action Girl, this ends up bitting them VERY hard in the ass...
  • The Northwest family in Gravity Falls is mostly composed of a bunch of classists snobs and a painting in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" shows one of their ancestors cheating a Native American.
  • In a case of Adaptational Villainy, Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy animated series is portrayed as being utterly contemptuous and bigoted towards most beings who aren't Kree, to the point of using derogatory terms like filth when referring to them.
  • Helga and her father Bob from Hey Arnold!. They're Jerkasses rather than straight-up villains, but they're quite fond of calling Mr. Simmons a number of names ("throw pillow", "cream puff", "tea cozy") that come across as G-rated homophobic slurs.
  • In the Justice League Unlimited episode "For The Man Who Has Everything", Mongul makes a number of incredibly sexist remarks toward Wonder Woman. In the same show, Despero is a zealot and an incredibly obvious Mind Control Rapist.
  • Kaeloo: Mr. Cat believes that cats are superior to all other species and that women should spend their time doing housework and cooking.
  • Chloe from Miraculous Ladybug states Marinette's uncle should just make sushi "like everyone else". As Adrien points out, sushi is Japanese whereas Marinette's uncle is Chinese.
  • Moral Orel: Just about the entire town of Moralton has blatantly intolerant attitudes towards people of other religions and nationalities, with Clay Puppington and Miss Censordoll being the worst examples.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has Chancellor Neighsay, who is openly racist against non-ponies, claiming that all of them are dangers to Equestria even though the Princesses are all doing their best to try and open the country up to pony ways of friendship. Even though the Villain Has a Point in some areas like with Changelings and the Mane Six's inexperience and difficulties in teaching, the Changelings have changed for the better and have a different leader.
  • Pinky and the Brain: Mousey Galore in "To Russia With Lab Mice".
    Mousey: You Americans are so fond of being in charge.
  • Eric Cartman from South Park, one of the most popular examples of this trope in recent years, could be considered a politically incorrect Villain Protagonist.
    • Kyle's mom becomes somewhat of a Politically Incorrect Villain towards Canadians in The Movie, despite the fact that her own adopted son is Canadian.
  • General Hardcastle in Superman: The Animated Series made no effort to hide the fact that he hated aliens, Superman included; his reasoning was, he didn't like anyone who didn't fall under his or anyone else's jurisdiction. (In other words, he only liked people he could control.) In his first appearance, he was simply a Jerkass who reluctantly followed Superman's advice when his forces battled the Prometheon, but later, after Superman was Brainwashed and Crazy by Darkseid, Hardcastle started to believe U.S. Army regulations didn't apply to him; falling under Lex Luther's wing, he formed Project Achilles, and crossed the Moral Event Horizon when he tried to execute both Superman and Supergirl with injections of liquefied kryptonite. (As in, with no due process or trial.) While he never faced actual criminal charges for these vigilante actions, he was stripped of his command and his reputation was ruined, and he lived miserable and in isolation for a while before he was murdered by Supergirl's clone Galetea. (Who, ironically, he had inadvertently created using a weapon against Superman supplied by Luthor.)
  • Transformers: the Decepticons in most incarnations, despise anyone who's organic. How much this applies varies from the various incarnations. Sometimes they simply consider organics as lesser than mechanical life and feel that organics should serve them, sometimes they want to straight up exterminate them.
  • The Monarch from The Venture Bros. dabbles in this from time to time. He is never outrageously offensive, but the intent is there when he uses the word "retard" in front of the mentally challenged Ned. Doc Hammer said that the dialogue exchange was inspired by his mother lecturing him about using the word in the show, but Hammer saying the point is that The Monarch is a villain and doesn't care about political correctness.


Alternative Title(s): Racist Villain, Sexist Villain

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