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Basic Trope: Bad guys either don't understand jokes or tell really bad ones.

  • Straight:
    • Emperor Evulz never laughs at anyone's jokes.
    • Emperor Evulz laughs at things like drowning a person in a ducking chair.
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  • Downplayed:
    • Emperor Evulz rarely laughs at people's jokes, but occasionally it happens.
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    • Emperor Evulz finds torturing people funny, but it's not the only kind of humor he likes.
  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: Bob, the hero, has No Sense of Humor.
  • Subverted: Emperor Evulz is seen laughing after someone drops a hundred-pound weight on an underling...but it turns out said underling is Made of Iron, making it the equivalent of slapstick comedy.
  • Double Subverted: However, then someone hits the underling with a mallet made of something that weakens or bypasses his toughness, leaving him critically injured. Evulz finds this hysterical.
  • Parodied: Emperor Evulz is a comedian with the funniest jokes. The moment he performs a Face–Heel Turn, all his jokes get Dude, Not Funny! reactions and opens to an empty crowd.
  • Zig Zagged: Emperor Evulz has no sense of humor; Dracone has a sadistic sense of humor, and Eva's sense of humor is no different from those of the heroes.
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  • Averted: Evulz' sense of humor (or lack thereof) is no different from the heroes'.
  • Enforced: The author wants to show clearly that Evulz is not a guy the audience wants to imitate.
  • Lampshaded: "Why is it every villain I've ever met either has no sense of humor or a lousy one?"
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  • Played for Laughs: ???
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