- Dominic Deegan has a bit of Double Subversion going on with this trope. While some villains have always very specifically employed this (e.g., the blind Infernomancer), others start out as more grey entities that, provided they can't be reformed by the main cast, will eventually embrace this trope.
- Alpha Prime, the Big Bad of M9 Girls! is horribly deformed as a result of being exposed to the same cosmic radiation that gives the M9 Girls their powers. Justified in that he is a result of early, not perfected, experimentation.
- Evil Chancellor Magon from this Sluggy Freelance strip would set off plenty of evil alarms even if he didn't stab a friend in the back in his first appearance.
- Inverted in the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal strip here, and subverted here. Another inversion comes in the form of a terrifying floating skull that apparently just wants to offer people free pancakes.
- Sidekicks: Pluton. He's got the Villainous Widow's Peak, dark stony skin that looks like it's decaying, an almost permanent Slasher Smile and was introduced as a dangerous villain who mercilessly killed a child, destroyed a city, massacred its population and killed 4 heroes and 5 sidekicks before being subdued and put in prison. Just look at his face. If that doesn't scream evil, I don't know what will.
- The Order of the Stick:
- Xykon is a lich of the 'fully decayed to a skeleton state' variety, complete with evil red eyes and a badass crown.
- Nale. He has a goatee.
- Minister Malack: Albino, lizardfolk, "spiritual adviser" to an evil empire, rocking the all-black robes.
- General Tarquin is the Grand Vizier to an empire of slavery, death and destruction, dresses in red and black with a cape, wears a face-concealing helmet whenever he can, and carries a very sharp axe. Oh, and he's the father of a young lad who seeks to eliminate fascism wherever he can, as befits a chaotic good character. Do we need to say more?
- When the Order first meets the Linear Guild and is debating whether or not to join forces with them, Haley points out that Sabine is wearing red leather.
- Sirleck of El Goonish Shive is introduced with his speech bubbles having wavy outlines and white on black lettering. Dan lampshades his Obvious Evilness in the commentary
- The Private Villa of Corrupted Citizens in Sonichu. Membership is completely voluntary.
- Darths & Droids: The player Jim, being Wrong Genre Savvy, stays convinced the entire Prelogie that Sio "Bubble", The Good Chancellor, is the Diabolical Mastermind behind everything, because of his goatee. While playing as Qui-Gon Jinn.
- Wizard School features a race of villains with spikes, tusks, horns, etc. Even the Genre Blind protagonist can work out that the faculty member who stole the priceless artifact is probably the one with fangs, cackling and muttering "You fools!"
- Take a look at Her Imperious Condescension and Lord English from Homestuck and tell me they're good guys.
- In Alice and the Nightmare, it's mostly about behaviour. The way Rougina's acting towards Alice should raise red flags to anyone who's ever heard of manipulative parents. Her red and black color scheme and spiky crown don't help either.
- In Champions of Faraus, the shadow god Sarengal is this, with his skull-like face, red eyes, black & white color scheme, and long fingers. In case there was any doubt about him being evil at a glance, his text box, for when he speaks from a distance, is covered in spikes.
- In one Full Frontal Nerdity, the group plays an evil party and Lewis fully embraces this trope. Nelson points out the flaws: specifically that even evil characters have to be able to go into town to sell loot and buy supplies once in a while.Nelson: Yeah, I love how we have to spend every 10 minutes explaining away your cleverly innocent name of "Dark Lord Evisceratrix O'Kittensquisher" to the town guard ....
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