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Basic Trope: A group or an organization places its logo on a lot of things.

  • Straight: Mr. Bad Guy places the logo of his evil organization, Bad Guy Corps, on everything from skyscrapers all the way to coffee cups.
  • Exaggerated: Mr. Bad Guy places the logo on literally everything: His employees, the sidewalk, the street, the houses of the neighborhood, the cars, and, yes, even the kitchen sink.
  • Downplayed: Mr. Bad Guy places the logo on quite a number of things but not to the level where you see the logo every time one turns your head around.
  • Justified:
    • The logos act as an indicator of the Bad Guy Corps's territory. See a place where the logo is spammed everywhere? That's under Mr. Bad Guy's leadership.
    • Mr. Bad Guy is narcissistic and enjoys knowing how much of the world belongs to his company.
  • Inverted:
    • Mr. Bad Guy makes an effort to make his organization as secret as possible.
    • Bad Guy Corps makes and produces practically everything, but it's nearly impossible to trace their unbranded products back to the company.
  • Subverted: The entrance to Bad Guy Corps's territory is spammed with logos. After that, much of the area looks normal with a logo here and there.
  • Double Subverted: It turns out that the rest of the logos were in the Logo Maintenance Facility. Later in the work, the logos are place back to their places and they're everywhere.
  • Parodied:
    • Everything has the logo. Even the clouds have the logo.
    • Advertisement:
    • Even the logos are covered in more logos.
    • Mr. Bad Guy tries to order custom-made stuff with the Bad Guy Corps logo on. It turns out to be too expensive, so he settles for slapping cheap Bad Guy Corps stickers on everything.
    • Mr. Bad Guy has terrible taste in logo placement, so he only puts logos on things like doormats and toilet paper.
    • The Bad Guy Corps logo is just a plain circle. Mr. Bad Guy keeps insisting that all round things in their base are actually supposed to be the logo.
    • The organization never gets anything done. Its members are too busy replacing the logos after every time Mr. Bad Guy tweaks the design a little.
    • The organization's only purpose is putting their logo on everything.
    • Bad Guy Corps is supposed to be a secret organization, but its members keep slapping their logo on everything and are genuinely surprised when someone takes advantage of this to track them down.
    • Advertisement:
    • Mr. Bad Guy hires graffiti artists to paint the Bad Guy Corps logo onto everything.
  • Zig Zagged: In some places, the logos are spammed everywhere. In others, the logos aren't.
  • Averted: Mr. Bad Guy just places the logo in normal places like on top of his skyscraper.
  • Enforced: The logo looks a lot like the show's logo. "So, how do we make sure that the show will be even more remembered by our fans?" "Why not just place the logo on everything Mr. Bad Guy controls?"
  • Lampshaded: "Mr. Bad Guy sure likes to remind everyone that he controls them now."
  • Invoked: In order to terrorize his constituents into submission and despair, Mr. Bad Guy places logos everywhere to remind them of how the world is for them.
  • Exploited: The heroes place logos on a decoy town in an attempt to lure some Mooks into an ambush.
  • Defied: The Dragon convinces Mr. Bad Guy that placing the logo everywhere is a waste of money.
  • Discussed: "If this Mr. Bad Guy ends up having logos of his group everywhere, that'll tell us this guy is very rich and very self-centered."
  • Conversed: "Wow! The logos are everywhere!" "You're right! I don't remember a single episode where I haven't seen the logo."
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Bad Guy Corps is a notorious secret crime organization, but their members are well-known to put their logo everywhere. The police catch Mr. Bad Guy spray painting the logo on a wall, so they... let him go after fining him for vandalism.
    • Mr. Bad Guy's goons are so ditzy that if they go ten seconds without seeing the logo, they forget where they work.
  • Deconstructed: The logos that aren't disposable need to be maintained once in a while, which takes up money and resources. Building all the logos uses up money, time and effort that Bad Guy Corps could have used for their military, their research and development department, or even just proper propaganda. In the end, even the strongest weapons couldn't stop the heroes because money and work that could have went to actually stopping the good guys just went to constructing more logos.
  • Reconstructed: That said, the logos are subtly demoralizing the millions of people who bow down to Mr. Bad Guy and his Bad Guy Corps to the point that resistance is low. When the heroes talk to the citizens, they have a general attitude of despair.
  • Implied: Mr. Bad Guy is heard complaining about how much money they're putting into logo imprints.

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