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  • Considering Hero House features the likes of Skeletor, The Joker and Black Mask, this trope is rather abundant.
  • Both subverted and played straight in The Zombie Knight with characters like Gohvis, an eight foot tall black scaled lizard, with a reputation for destroying cities by punching holes in volcanoes, turns out to be a Librarian. Or Koh, the Man Eater, who likes small children, and looks like a cigar smoking dog.
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  • Parodied in this Alan Wake Meme.
    Cho: Gee thanks creepy old lady with a creepy aura! See, Ami? We can totally trust her!
  • The Necromancer of the Whateley Universe. Nobody has a name like that unless he's Obviously Evil. Then he goes for the evil cloak over the hideous armor that's part cybernetics and part chitinous inhuman organics, plus the obligatory skull facemask. And he has a team that based on monsters: Lycanthros (a super werewolf type), Vamp (a girl with vampiric powers), the Arch-Fiend, Nightgaunt, and Lady Darke. It goes without saying that he is not petting any puppies. Oh, and he's a Nazi.
  • MSF High Forum has Xadan, who was a Card-Carrying Villain evil AI. Amongst other things, he has the speech mannerisms of Shodan. He's not bad, he's just programmed that way.
  • The AI O'Malley (sometimes Omega) from Red vs. Blue. Everything the guy says or does is to emphasise just have eeeeeevil he is. From calling himself "Doctor Baron von Evil-Satan", to the deep voice he uses when possessing people, to his Evil Laugh... the list goes on.
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  • Subverted in this "Marvel What the!?" video where Doctor Strange tries to prove that Mephisto is evil.
  • Lampshade, played with and parodied with the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series versions of the various villains. One of the most notable example is Paradox, who is actually an Anti-Villain, but, as pointed out by Jaden, dresses and acts so much like he was truly evil that no one can actually believe he is well-intentioned.
  • Similarly, the trope is invoked by Shunryu during his fight against Deathmask in Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : La Série Abrégée:
    Shunryu: You monster! I can't believe someone like you could actually get your Cloths!
    Deathmask: Please, no morality lesson...
    Shunryu: No, seriously, why did they give you a gold cloth ? Your name is Deathmask, you decorate your house with corpses and your attack is called the Hades Wave ! Are those who give armors stupid or something ?
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  • Parodied in None Piece during Captain Kuro's first appearance.
    Kuro: Well, do you know what I care about?
    Everyone: .......
    Luffy: You're evil, aren't you.
    Kuro (after an immediate cut to the next scene): THEY ARE SO FUCKING ON TO US!
  • Lampshaded in Eliezer Yudkowsky's short story "Failed Utopia #4-2." It's said that the AI "might as well have been wearing a sign saying 'VILLAIN'." It's implied that this is because the AI was programmed to be honest.
  • When Simon is transformed by the black ink in The Cartoon Man he becomes a Dastardly Whiplash type cartoon villain, complete with a top hat, cape, twirly mustache and Evil Laugh.
  • As it interacts regularly with the rest of the internet and supposedly took over Canada, The Black Legion of the Dark Lord Sketch Melkor counts. The fact that they refer to themselves as a cult devoted to Melkor doesn't exactly make them inconspicuous, either.
  • DSBT InsaniT: If Killer Monster's name wasn't enough to tip you off, his appearance, voice, and mannerisms will.
  • Analyst Bronies React: Chinch's office gets a few comments about how the lighting makes it clear she's the antagonist. AnY then gushed about how Cinch herself is just shamelessly full of such tropes.
  • Deconstructed and then reconstructed in The Guards Themselves: The Justice claims to be able to identify evil at a glance, while really, he's just profiling people. Turns out the guy he's profiling is actually trying to steal a purse.


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