A Sister Trope to Villainous Cheekbones and Sinister Schnoz. Like those two, this trope is about pointy facial features for villainous characters. While the Lantern Jaw of Justice is used to denote heroes, villains are more likely to have skinny, pointy chins. They may be short and skinny, or exaggeratedly long, extending past the face and maybe even curling upwards a little.
A pointy Beard of Evil can be used to similar effect. Bonus points if the two are combined.
This is mainly seen on Lean and Mean characters. It is usually seen on a Dastardly Whiplash, a Wicked Witch, or a Villainous Harlequin. It's also a frequent feature of Classical Movie Vampires and characters who Look Like Orlok, though neither Bela Lugosi's Dracula nor Max Schreck's Count Orlok possessed the feature themselves. Lugosi had a broad chin bordering on being lantern jaw with slight but noticeable jowls, and Schreck's chin was round and somewhat underdeveloped, though it appeared slightly more pointed than it was in some shots due to being accented by his sharply angled Villainous Cheekbones.
This usually, but not always, only applies to male characters, as women in fiction are often thin-faced, good or evil. However, if a villainess' chin is exceptionally lean compared to the other women, she can still be listed here.
Contrast Lantern Jaw of Justice.
- Count Chocula possesses an impressively narrow chin, though as a kid-friendly advertising mascot, his actual villainy is debatable, unless you count peddling excessively sugary cereal to small children.
- In Batman Through The Looking Glass, the Mad Hatter is given a skinny chin along with his other grotesque features.
- The Joker may be given a pointy chin Depending on the Artist. It highlights his Lean and Mean, deceptively feeble appearance.
- The Mighty Thor's nemesis, Loki, may be given one Depending on the Artist. It indicates his manipulative personality in contrast to Thor's sheer brawn.
- Wonder Woman:
- Jafar from Aladdin has a pointy chin, which also extends to a longer and curlier beard.
- Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove has a funnel-shaped chin that curves inwards, making it very small and pointy.
- The Jester from Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is somewhere between this trope and Lantern Jaw of Justice. His chin is long and thick, but with a pointy tip and a curve.
- Played straight with Robbie Rotten, who has an extended chin aided by prosthetics. While the chin isn't as pointy as other examples on this entry, it's made to look more realistic, but it is still very long and sharp. Robbie is the main villain in the show and he is focused on making the inhabitants of lazy town as gluttonous and lazy as possible.
- Subverted with Sportacus; he has a really big and sharp chin, but he's a main good guy in the show and he is focused on making the inhabitants of Lazytown as healthy and active as possible.
- Gruntilda from Banjo-Kazooie has an exaggeratedly long chin, which is just one of the many ways in which she is a parody of the Wicked Witch of the West.
- The Marvelous Chester in the Dark Souls DLC is a mysterious merchant in the Royal Wood who sports a Joker-like pointy chin and mad grin. As you descend in to the ruins of Oolacile, he will ambush you as a Dark Spirit and try to kill you.
- Validar from Fire Emblem Awakening has a pointy chin, as well as a long and pointier beard coming from the bottom.
- The Super Mario Bros. character Waluigi has a long pointy chin that accentuates his Lean and Mean appearance.
- Invoked by I Hate Everything where his avatar is an angry man with a pointy chin. While not villainous, he is cynical, negative, and hates, well, almost everything.
- Courage the Cowardly Dog: In "The Quilt Club'', the Stitch Sisters are a pair of ungodly thin, pale-skinned Conjoined Twins whose eeriness is supported by their pencil-thin chins.
- Hanna-Barbera's character Dick Dastardly from Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines has a pronounced chin that reaches almost as far forward as his nose. This is the villain with the fastest car in the Wacky Races yet never wins because Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat.
- Chris in Total Drama sports one, though it's slightly wider than most to keep up with his extremely vain personality.
- Starscream of Transformers: Prime has a ridiculously long and sharp chin, even among Decepticons (who tend to have these in general). His Transformers Animated incarnation even more so which, of course, passes onto his clones (even Slipstream, the sole female of the group).
- Carmilla in Castlevania (2017) has a thin, pointy chin and is also the least sympathetic of all the vampire generals in the plot. It also gives her face a strong resemblance to the opera mask form she took in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.
- In the 1980s Strawberry Shortcake cartoon, both the Purple Pieman and Sour Grapes have thin, long chins, fitting with their generally angular and thin bodies.
- In The Venture Bros., the Monarch (a butterfly-themed supervillain) has a thin, pointed face which is accentuated by a thin, pointed goatee.