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"Hello and welcome to the Kakos Industries Corporate shareholder announcements."
Corin Deeth III

Kakos Industries is a Black Comedy satire podcast published in 2014 detailing the activities of an Evil, Inc. known as Kakos Industries, a company that is dedicated to Do Evil Better. After the death of his grandfather, Corin Deeth III takes his place as CEO and regularly reports on the achievements and events via shareholder announcements. The listener will also learn of any difficulties Corin may get wrapped up in, varying from defeating a sentient A.I program with an aggressive libido to narrowly avoiding his company from being nuked by a batch of Dirty Communists.

Along with that are the interfering whereabouts of his arch nemesis Melantha Murther of an opposing company with similar goals, the Ruin-A-Life drawing, Things They're Taking Credit For Now, and plenty of events ranging from raunchy to bizarre-often both at the same time.


Though mainly functioning as a comedy, the show also includes subtle elements of sci-fi and fantasy in a setting reminiscent of a fantastical, if not borderline surreal, exaggeration of real life. Here Humongous Mecha battles and fights between weaponized hot air balloons are treated like pastime entertainment and the pleasures of sex and violence are deceptively casual. As long as the intent is Evil, and in lines with whatever corporation a shareholder is aligned with, its fair to say anything goes.

Episodes and additional information can be found here and updates during the beginning and middle of the month.


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  • Abhorrent Admirer: King Leopold of Evilon is this for Corin, although Corin admits he is tempted.
  • Absentee Actor: During "The Woman", the announcements aren't at all provided by Corin and instead a very much random and creepy but certainly beautiful woman.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Hailey may not be all that bright, but she makes up for it by being a surprisingly fast learner who succeeds at challenges that should take years to accomplish. This includes excelling in the Bondage Purgatory-despite it being a punishment that is meant to be impossible-and acting as a competent CEO for Melantha for a few weeks despite only having mere months worth of business practice.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: As expected, there are some references to masturbation and even a Celebration of Self Love, seeing as Kakos Industries takes it upon themselves to tell people when and how to get themselves off.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • The "Intercepted" episodes center around Melantha's attempt at shareholder announcements while Corin is the one who deliberately intervenes. "Intercepted 2" even diverts from this by having Hailey do the announcements with Melantha sitting them out.
    • "Space Race" is one that centers on Corin Deeth I and his announcements on the first day of 1966. Comparing it to the current announcements only goes to emphasize how much Kakos Industries has stuck to its historical roots decades later.
  • Aerith and Bob: There are many who have normal names though this is quickly outweighed by a number of weird or incredibly foreign ones sprinkled in. A common feature seems to be having an Awesome McCoolname or an Overly Long Name.
  • An Aesop:
    • Though done in moderation, there are some hidden morals provided in episodes such as how it's common to become discouraged and have pitfalls in one's passions but quitting will only leave you more miserable.
    • The episode where girls go to a school for game design has the message that attacking people out of prejudice will only be met with more in return.
  • Affably Evil:
    • Despite his place as the CEO of an evil company, Corin is a rather polite gentlemen with good manners and almost always finds a cordial way to solve problems.
    • His grandfather seemed to be just as affable. From what's seen of his letters, he's a highly charismatic thrill seeker who was likely a little insane but more in a kooky, Cool Old Guy kind of way.
    • Dirk is more affable in a soft and sensitive way. He's an Evil robot inventor but is the first to express distress in his profession and is more willing to talk about his family life and love for animals.
    • Hailey is adorably naive and positive though this only serves to make her own Evil potential fall into this category on more than one occasion. For a monster that feeds off people, she certainly has a pleasant way of going about it.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The entirety of "Do Not Be Alarmed" has the security system named Helena interrupting Corin's broadcast with alerts to no actual danger. He eventually has to shut her down...but fails.
  • Alliterative Name: Melantha Murther
  • Amusing Injuries: Being a Sadist Show, don't expect anyone's physical torment to be taken seriously. This constitutes a great deal of the Ruin-A-Life-Drawing.
  • Animesque: Oddly enough, yes. The first season was particularly riffed with references to mecha anime, one division being built around creating Humongous Mecha for combat purposes. There's also a few mentions of school girls-one of which being a robot herself. She's said to be incredibly "kawaii".
  • Anti-Villain: Belladonica's desire to kill and usurp Corin is less to do with her as it is to help those trapped in the Pseudo-Dilation chamber. It also appears that her goals aren't being fully engineered by herself seeing as how her subordinates are willing to have her killed if she doesn't comply.
  • Appeal to Tradition: A lot of the festivals and practices that Kakos Industries take part in can date back to the sixties and likely beyond that. The flashback episode "Space Race" especially shows just how deeply rooted the corporation has been to its ideals for decades, only updating to be in sync with the current generation.
  • Arc Number: Each episode ends with a list of numbers which change constantly and Corin insists are not important and should not be heard or remembered. But the most recurring one so far is four.
  • Arc Words: Even before and after the official episode with this title came out, the term "dark auras" is used quite a bit.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: An appearance by King Leopold of Evilon is heralded by fanfare. He is the product of generations of Royal Inbreeding and possesses unimaginable wealth, which he promises is taken by force from the common people.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: As of "Refuge", Belladonica has made her authority over Kakos Industries known by painting dripping silhouettes of her body along the walls, overworking the staff, and driving everyone to utter despair. But the thing that truly destroyed any small fragment of hope within the corporation was her breaking up the adorable lesbian couple, Kimmie and Maggie.
  • Asshole Victim: There's a fine line between people who are Evil and those who are simply jerks. A lot of these people are sent to the work camp Hell for hard labor and torture. A lot of losers and "winners" for the Ruin-A-Life Drawing normally fall into this as well.
  • Attention Whore: Melantha never seems satisfied unless her endeavors are put on display for everyone, though especially for Corin and his shareholders.
  • Audio Erotica: Evil suddenly starts to exceed in numbers after the department of ASMR is introduced. Corin even describes the rise to be taking a "sexy shape".
  • Auto Erotica:
    • Eh, kinda...If a robot literally fucking a truck in its gass hole and the truck seeming to enjoy it at that is any exception.
    • There's a much more traditional version during "Space Race" which discusses the Automobile Celebration built around people having sex in cars if they aren't deliberately crashing into one another.
  • Aura Vision: "Dark Auras" deals with Corin developing an ability to see the shadow of death itself following people. He is later advised that it is merely another symptom of his excess Evil and that he was just having an illusion. Though it's hinted in "Space Race" that even Corin Deeth I had these kinds of visions.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Dirk Cornelius Sexplosion
  • Back from the Dead: A strange preservation fluid found in Kakos Tower has the ability to revive corpses. This becomes awkward for the now alive people as many of them were subjected to autopsy prior to their revival.
  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Those who dare affiliate themselves with Kakos Industries don't even say "oh my goodness", which gives a general idea of their morality.
  • Bait-and-Switch: A number of times though the grandest example is when Corin comes around to discussing the lack of plans Kakos Industries has for Halloween, he pauses just long enough to think he's serious only for him to immediately jump into an enthusiastic description of an over-the-top party they have planned.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: The underlying problem with the Ruin-A-Life Drawing is that the winner's deep desire to get revenge will always involve biting them in the butt. They are well aware of this, though this doesn't stop them from wanting to win and taking what comes to them if it means their enemy is suffering.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Kakos Industries as a whole is often described to be full of wealthy and attractive people who have wonderful sex lives.
  • Because Destiny Says So: The central mindset of the Sudodilatese as everything they do is based off of long standing rules and the need to pursue Evil at any cost. Belladonica has become especially adjusted to their traditions and is upset to realize she doesn't fulfill their prophecy.
  • Being Personal Isn't Professional: Corin follows this logic when it comes to his reputation as a CEO. He has only ever discussed his personal life on occasion but holds a firm stance on ensuring that his privacy stays private.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: The penis enhancement cream is meant to do this but takes a bad turn when they become so big they can barely fit inside a man's pants or go into anyone.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Soundman Steven is the only person who attempts to save Corin from his captors but fails and gets beaten by the figures. Corin admirers the effort anyway.
  • Big Eater: Melantha can gorge on servings of food big enough to satisfy the entire Shareholder's Ball and yet never seems to slow down from such an abnormal quantity.
  • Big Prick, Big Problems: In early episodes, Corin updates shareholders on the Adult Entertainment Branch's work on a penis enlargement cream. The cream is extremely effective, with Corin noting that it becomes too large for any orifice, prevents anything but sweat pants from fitting, and also requires more blood than a human man is capable of providing in order to stiffen in the first place. Despite this, Corin at one point reports that multiple men were in line for a second treatment. The whole thing comes to an end in episode 12, "Peter Wood", when a man falls into the vat of the penis enlargement cream. The fiasco causes the Adult Entertainment Branch to be shut down and the penis enlargement cream discontinued.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: There's rarely ever any average consumption in the company, especially when catering to events. This involves animals that most wouldn't even deem edible such as condor, giraffe, sheep fetus, and bear.
    I must warn you that, at this celebration, no one has a right to bear arms. So, please arrive early to make sure you have the opportunity to enjoy this delicacy.
  • Black Comedy
  • Blatant Lies: Everything is okay, we promise. Why else would there be a Festival of Everything is Okay, We Promise?
    “At this festival, everything will be okay. Totally okay. We will meet up and do things that remind each other we are totally okay.” It would probably be a better sell if there weren’t tears staining the paper.
  • Body Horror: Among many things, turning into a giant penis and having your skin be so thin it can rip doing simple tasks are a few examples.
  • Bondage Is Bad: A lot of characters seem to enjoy BDSM or general dominant/submissive relationships with their sexual partners.
  • Bottle Episode:
    • Due to the lack of productivity beforehand during the holidays, a great deal of "Firework" is Corin and Dirk having a conversation.
    • "Pseudo-Dilation" is especially this as Corin is unable to give most of the announcements due to his current imprisonment and it mostly being him and Belladonica trying to negotiate with each other.
    • "Refuge" is very much this as Corin and his supporters are deep down in the company building to save themselves from Belladonica's wrath. Corin is fairly limited on new announcements since exiting would endanger his life and he is mostly stuck reporting on all the chaos Belladonica is brewing up. Pretty much anything following her tyranny results in Corin and his allies being stuck in one spot and having to make due with the terrible living conditions.
  • Bound and Gagged: Minus the gag, Corin spends most of "Bondage" chained to a wall. He later has to give the announcements while chained to a desk hooked up with sound equipment.
  • Brainless Beauty: Hailey Solomonari, she's hot but has such a bizarre preference on evil deeds and loyalty to the two opposing companies, that she gives little evidence of her intellect. But she can have her moments...
  • Break the Cutie: Sweet, helpful Token Good Teammate Soundman Steven gets hit with this during "Attrition". Lady Kiarawa dismantles and sells the recording studio, one that contained many sentimental items, deliberately to mess with him. This brings Steven to tears and spends much of the episode in a slump because of it.
  • Break the Haughty: Usually high and mighty Melantha gets hit pretty hard with this after she buys stock in Kakos Industries without knowing she couldn't get rid of it. On top of that, her shareholders have far less confidence in her company and the board is debating whether or not she should even be the CEO. This reduces her to a sad sack eating strawberry ice cream in a bathrobe for a few weeks.
  • Breather Episode: Episode 52, "Vacation" is this.
  • Broken Ace: Corin starts off seeming like someone who has about about everything going for him. He has a position of power all thanks to inheritance and gets the wealth, sex, and respect that comes with being an executive. Though it later turns out that any enjoyment to be had in his childhood suffered for him to be more efficient as his grandfather's replacement, majorly impacting his social skills and making him quite the paranoid Workaholic in the process.
  • Brown Note:
    • Episode 6, "Echoes", has Corin tell the story of the Echo Tree Forest, which is now off-limits after a man stubbed his toe and went insane from the Echo Trees repeating his own scream back at him. When the company sends their body-collectors-who-happen-to-be-deaf, they complete their job but, despite being unable to hear the screaming, also complained about a cold vibration inside of their bones.
    • Any exposure to the contraption is capable of driving people into obsessive fits simply by its ambiguity. It somehow inspires two scientists to try and kill one another, the one that lost having their blood poured into the device only to get the same baffling results as before. Corin in particular spends over a month set on learning what secret it's holding and points out how terrifying he finds it.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Destroying lives, creating Evil, and making the world a worse place is just part of being a Kakos Industries employee. It is a business after all.
  • Buxom Is Better: Melantha apparently thinks so seeing as how she injected herself with the DNA of a woman she deemed to have perfect breasts into herself and still considers getting a third one.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Being prideful in one's Evil is only vital to being Evil.
  • Cargo Cult: The people of Christ Hole, Texas come to worship the company's renegade sex toy after it sexually liberates the entire town. They refer to the sex toy as the Prophet Bazzizzazizz-ahhh, spreading their dogma of sexual awakening.
  • Catchphrase: Corin has a number of these to signal a transition in the announcements:
    • He tends to start every episode with a "Hello and welcome to..." greeting followed by stating his position and the company name.
    • The Ruin-A-Life Drawing always concludes with "Congratulations on the win".
    • Before starting "Things We're Taking Credit For Now" he'll start with an analogy that states that "Evil is like..." some sort of random item, normally being relevant to the episode's central joke in some way.
  • Cerebus Syndrome: As of the later half of season two and season three onward, the show has gotten a much darker tone, namely starting with "Refuge".
  • Chekhov's Gun: The contraption that magically hides the hidden world of the Sudodilatese established years ago back when Corin Deeth I was still a CEO.
  • Chick Magnet: Corin Deeth III has formed an impressive harem even within the first few episodes.
  • *Click* Hello: A very unsettling gag during "Deep Truths". One lucky shareholder has the honor of having Corin stand behind them with a loaded pistol to their head throughout the announcements.
  • Cloud Cuckooland: Fully sane characters are at a bare minimum. Even the somewhat normal people have some sort of off quirk.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Nearly Once an Episode Corin will break his stoicism to express his dissatisfaction with current events, most famously at the end of "Peter Wood". Becomes increasingly common as of season 2 with how many things keep piling on top of his personal and professional life in the company.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Namely Played for Laughs during all of "Bondage". Upon being kidnapped, Corin is subjected to a number of different punishments whenever he refuses to sign a form giving away his ownership of Kakos Industries. What follows is a lot of beating from his captors and being released from the room only to be kidnapped again seconds later. Other "tortures" involved being spanked, tied up, and one time sitting in a chair set to vibrate while completely naked. Corin states during that he has been tortured before to test his ability to be CEO and that whatever his captors were dishing out was pretty lame.
  • Combat Pragmatist: The shareholders attending the brawl are some very creative fighters, to put it simply.
  • Condescending Compassion: Corin's usual go-to method of comforting people will often involve a suggestion about replacing their loved ones with "better" alternatives, offering halfhearted condolences to the employees unfortunate enough to be involved in a deadly accident, or just overhearing a corporate announcement. Though he is genuinely trying to be sympathetic and usually well-meaning in his compassion, he seems unaware how emotionally detached it makes him look.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: More or less the whole point of the Ruin-A-Life Drawing.
  • Cool Old Guy: Corin Deeth the I was a blissful and adventurous man before he died, even if what appeared to be a drug addiction skewed any sense he may have had. And especially after hearing him talk during "Space Race", it's all more justified as to why his grandson respects him.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: For every Evil, Inc. is an executive bent on making their corporation as Evil as possible. Corin is this currently due to his grandfather, the previous executive, dying and Melantha is behind Kakos Industrires' lead competitor.
  • Crapsack World: This is a world where Evil companies are of the highest authority, death and humiliation are the pinnacle of entertainment, and being anything else but awful will likely end with you being trapped in a room and forced to commit an atrocious act.
  • Credits Gag
  • Creepy Child: Karawack though she has renamed herself as Dark Mother Belladonnica
  • Cute Monster Girl: Hailey harbors an ability to devour nutrients by secreting enzymes out of her skin with physical contact. Thus she is capable of feeding off sex and making her victims either comatose or slowly killing them if she's especially hungry. Luckily for her, Hailey is attractive and seducing people is easy when simply taking off her clothing is enough to lure them into a hypnotic trance.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Dirk has a huge dilemma with this as he starts to lose interest in making giant robots and instead makes cutesy, happy smaller robots that resemble puppies. Given the company he works for, this is treated like an illness he hasn't overcome.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Melantha willingly puts mechanical upgrades into her body if it means making herself more attractive. One of few are LED lights that blink beneath her skin, visible wires, and one enhanced eye.
  • Dada Ad: As shown on their official You Tube channel, all of the commercials come with trippy background music and a short monologue that makes minimal sense as a metaphor.
  • Dark Is Evil: To an almost absurd degree. Becoming the Darkest Universe is so vital that Kakos Industries holds a festival for it, most materials are created out of something called Dark Mega, and anything beyond the color black is normally considered unappealing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A lot of Corin's commentary is ripe with sarcasm.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    Please visit for more details. I will say that again. for more details. I am told that you can upgrade your shareholder status. We don’t always let you do that, so I would recommend heading over today. There might even be some limited edition shareholder statuses. Those are really sweet, so I would definitely jump on that. S-T-O-R-E dot K-A-K-O-S-I-N-D-U-S-T-R-I-E-S dot C-O-M. Go there. You are contractually obligated. You can stop listening to me right now, but only if you go to I think I may have said too many times now.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: When Corin and Melantha share an office space and Melantha briefly exposes herself with some unsubtle flirting, it's only implied the two of them had sex. Corin is sworn to confidentially and doesn't say much on the topic.
  • Dirty Communists: Anyone affiliated with the DarkMegaUSSR though only the Premier Vlad llyich Raskolnikov RasPutLenin has been introduced.
  • Disappeared Dad: One of the central mysteries is the absence of Corin's father. Corin never once mentions the existence of a Corin Deeth II for very ambiguous reasons which leaves a lot to the imagination. This becomes especially jarring upon knowing Corin Deeth I regularly keeps contact with his grandson beyond the grave and yet never throws in any mentions of the child that led to the existence of said grandson.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: The sight of Hailey removing her clothes is enough for Corin to start stuttering and eventually cutting off the broadcast just so he can bang her.
  • Distressed Dude: Soundman Steven has gotten into some pretty painful situations including being attacked by a living tree and beaten by the hooded figures when trying to save Corin and surviving both. Corin as well as he's normally on the receiving end of threats due to being an executive. The worst of it so far is being trapped inside of his company building and forced to give away ownership of Kakos Industries or to be regularly beaten into submission.
  • Driven to Suicide: Bealldonica taking control of the company becomes so agonizing for the employees, they become dangerously suicidal.
    Hours grew longer. Employees were not allowed to leave or to take bathroom breaks. Wide scale experiments were undertaken on pretty much everyone. We’ve never seen such casualties. And from our own! We had to install nets along the rooftops to… um… keep people from flying away.
  • Doomy Dooms of Doom
  • Double Entendre: Especially the case with the Pie Tasting Festival though this acts as yet another Bait-and-Switch.
    For those of you thinking of the word pie as some form of euphemism, I can tell you sick bastards that that tasting is in the next room over. It’s also a lot of fun.
  • Dramatic Unmask: The person torturing Corin throughout "Bondage" removes their hood towards the end, revealing themselves to not be a man after all but still someone Corin is horrified to recognize.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Dirk takes up heavy drinking after his dog dies from being crushed by a robot he made.
  • Elephant in the Room: As mentioned under Disappeared Dad about every episode has this simply on behalf of being a First and a Third to the Deeth family existing but never mentioning Corin Deeth II.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Corin respects and loves his grandfather and is doing what he can to fill in as an efficient CEO. He also states that he's good friends with Dirk and cares for him. Dirk himself is also a husband to three spouses and has a great deal of love for any dog he may have.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite Kakos Industries priding itself on evil and all things evil, the company itself rarely stoops low when it comes to evil stemmed from ignorance in which Corin himself finds to be an annoyance and waste in this.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Corin. It turns out he might not be averse either.
  • Every Body Has Lots Of Sex: And how?
  • Everyone Is Bi: Seems to be the case given the freely sexual nature of the whole company. Confirmed heterosexual characters are at a bare minimum while a great deal of the main cast has been romantically or sexually involved with someone of the same gender at least once.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: It's not that these inherently Evil people are completely inept of understanding the concept of Goodness, it's just that being Evil is a lot more fulfilling. Even the executives and those who work for them have some degree of empathy and compassion as its necessary if they want to function as a business.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: It's fair to say the entire show runs on this logic. There's humor alright, albeit a rather twisted one...
  • Evil Is Hammy: Though not everyone is all that hammy, there are a few employees and rivals who love to exaggerate. Even the more subdued people can't help an exuberant boast or cackle every now and then.
  • Evil, Inc.
  • Evil Laugh: An important trademark for anyone who dare call themselves Evil is a signature cackle. Melantha has certainly found a way to squeeze in a booming laugh between all of her sentences while Corin is still trying to improve his.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Corin works as the main narrator and has a smooth and very deep voice.
  • Evil Tastes Good: There are a lot of references to eating people or just giving a dainty nibble during coitus. Hailey especially takes this trope to heart to the point devouring vulnerable humans is a regular pastime for her.
  • Eviler Than Thou: There's more than one Evil company in the ranks though it would seem the most successful would have to be Kakos Industries and Melantha's company. And if they aren't trying to destroy one another, outwitting the competitor is the next best thing.
  • Evil Versus Evil: Happens more than once given a few situations, Corin even calling certain malefactors to be a "lesser Evil".
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: When the tree providing the announcements comes to life at the end of "Growth" and attacks Steven, Corin grabs a hatchet and kills it all while doing the list of numbers. The broadcast cuts off abruptly in the middle of his last chop.
  • Fan Disservice: Which seems to go hand-and-hand with some general sex appeal aspects the show carries on with. Always expect something terrifying or disgusting that makes an otherwise sexy scenario become horrific.
  • Fantastic Drug: A lot of people take drugs casually and many of which are produced by Kakos Industries. No one so far has died because of it and being addicted to them will just make reality a bit more fun.
  • Fatal Flaw: Most of the main characters have at least one of these that becomes more obvious over time.
    • Corin's central flaw is his own ambition. He is the logical and level headed Only Sane Man even during the worst of scenarios, though he's so quick to try to pursue answers that he ends up becoming obsessive instead. For this reason, he's developed quite a few trust issues even with people who likely mean him no harm.
    • Melantha is often far too cocky for her own good. She's a pretty crafty villain who runs the second most powerful Evil, Inc. in the world for a reason, though she's more than willing to stoop low just to get even with her main rival. Thus, Melantha is prone to do things out of a vague idea it will cause Corin some sort of misery, only then realizing that her actions will find a way to bite her in the butt later.
    • Hailey's main flaw is her own ignorance. She certainly has the unrelenting enthusiasm to pursue the Evil business world, though can't overcome her own blissful unawareness of the events around her. Hailey proves to be quite the threat with certain environments and resources to her disposal, though is always shortsighted to some extent.
    • Grace is a contracts manager who sticks by the side of executives in order to keep the company afloat. She is incredibly trustworthy which makes her the first person Corin comes to for help. Though even she can become skewed about where her loyalty lies, as she's willing to assist the nefarious Belladonica, even when their actions are only causing Corin and the company more problems.
    • Lady Kiarawa starts off seeming like a fully competent foe who could easily be Corin's next replacement-and pretty much is as of "Refuge". The company's executive board and employees admire how aggressively Evil she is, though it's later shown that her rampant cruelty outweighs her knowledge of how to run a giant corporation by herself.
  • Fingore: After receiving a few bizarre letters from his grandfather, Corin is later given an envelope to not find another letter but instead a human pinky that looks to have been freshly removed.
    Who’s fucking pinky is this? What am I supposed to do here? Soundman Steven is shaking his head. Fuckdammit!
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: All those who willingly leave the Chamber no longer exist on a linear timeline and have to adapt to a world where their motives are seen as dense and bizarre even by the standards by an Evil corporation. Also most of them don't seem to speak English.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Corin Deeth I hints via letter about Belladonica's chance of defeating Corin during "Fingerpaint". He states that Grace is studying or nurturing something that is small with a dark aura but can't entirely tell who or what it is.
    • There's also the link Belladonica has with the mysterious contraption and what is hidden behind it is hinted at a few times throughout "Contraption", "Vincent" and "Celebratory" though is never truly revealed until season two.
  • For the Evulz: When "doing Evil better" is the norm of society, having any real excuse beyond being Evil as possible is the only likely explanation.
  • Freudian Slip: A very much literal one during "Freudian Slips". Throughout the entire episode, Corin keeps finding slips of paper with the word "sex" written on it which only confuse him until the very end.
    Well, that brings us to the end of the sex, shareholders. Oh sonofabitch. Was that really what this was all about? They were just trying to get me to say sex accidentally? What Division was that? They clearly have too much time on their hands.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Shareholders are people who are affiliated with Kakos Industries and are likely unaware as it doesn't involve any contract signing or formal arrangement. It just sort of happens if you like it or not. Those listening must be shareholders unless they'll face some form of punishment for intruding on private information. Or you could deal with the abuse and psychological torture the company feels like doing just because.
  • Gag Penis: Taken to especially absurd degrees in "Peter Wood". As if the penis enhancement cream the company develops wasn't enough, one of the workers in the factory falls into a vat of it and becomes a ginormous walking penis.
  • Generation Xerox: "Space Race" reveals that Corin Deeth III has inherited not only certain traits but a lot of similar situations and enemies as his grandfather. The two of them are both on bad terms with Vlad llyich Raskolnikov RasPutLenin for instance and even had the same crush on the same seductress, Melantha Murther.
  • Genki Girl: Hailey Solomanari
  • Gone Horribly Right: When Dirk realizes the lack of attention he's been giving his family, he creates a smaller robot to cater to them in his place. But it turns out the new robot, Apple-Bottom-ler, is so perfect at its job that his loved ones genuinely adore it and prefer it to him.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Incredibly subverted. Those who submit themselves to Evil will have a fulfilling and adventurous sex life while those they would consider Good are hinted to have "gave it up".
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language:
  • Groin Attack: One of the punishments during the Ruin-A-Life-Drawing has the "winner" being kicked in the balls by a skinhead. This isn't quite as bad as when Jules, a sentient and talking penis with a miniature brain, is threatened with being cut off by Corin.
  • Gross-Out Show: Has a few elements of this though it's become less apparent in later episodes, focusing more on an admittedly more classy Black Comedy angle with generous sprinkles of jokes about penises.
  • Harmful to Minors: When Belladonica has to be watched over by Corin during "Babysit", he's forced to minimize all of his swearing and sexual lingo, having to verbally censor all of the announcements for her sake.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?: To ensure that the handshake devised by the Division of Masculine expression doesn't come off as homoerotic, it's best to shout "We're totally not gay!" or "If we were gay that would be fine, but we're not. This is just friendship."
  • Heir Club for Men: With the past and current executives being men of the Deeth lineage, Corin Deeth I strongly predicts that his grandson will have a son at some point. This word of advice becomes particularly awkward when Corin is forced to watch Belladonica who is the most likely contender to take his place.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Episode 6 sees the Kakos Industries shareholders receiving Corin's announcements through an echo trapped in a box. The box is made of wood from Kakos Industries' GMO Echo Tree, which contains vibrations indefinitely. Corin goes on to explain, however, that the Echo Tree project is now in permanent beta after a project staff member murdered everyone else and burned all the notes. The reason he did this? He stubbed his toe walking through the Echo Tree Forest, which echoed his scream of pain for so long the sound of it it drove him mad. Between that and the sounds of being mercilessly axe murdered being added to the Forest's sounds, cleanup was handled by Kakos Industries sending in their best body-collectors-who-happen-to-be-deaf, who complained after the fact of a cold vibration inside of their bones.
  • Heroic BSoD: For a certain definition of "hero". Kimmie seems to be having one in Episode 52, "Vacation".
  • Hemo Erotic: What with anything called a Blood Orgy being an indication of regular shareholder activities.
  • Honey Trap: This was pretty much Melantha's job under General Evil back when Corin Deeth I was still CEO. Not that the executive she's paid to distract has any problem with her vigorous flirting, even treating the whole thing like a flirty cat-and-mouse routine. Though Melantha does have her own corporation now, she still teases the deceased man's grandson for her own enjoyment.
  • Huge Schoolgirl: "Kawaii" involves the Humongous Mecha named Giant-Ass-Schoolgirl-That's-Kawaii-As-Fuck-Yo.
  • Hulk Speak: Mie Laedie Dieksmasher is very fond of shouting "Diek-SMASH!" during combat, only to conclude with "Diek-SMASHED!".
  • Humongous Mecha: The specialty of the Division of Giant Ass Robots.
  • Hurricane of Puns: The amount of wordplay is pretty staggering, and that's not even counting the Stealth Puns.

    Tropes I - P 
  • I Have Many Names: Karawack Handy casts aside her name to be addressed as Dark Mother Belladonica when she's only a few years old. This turns out to be quite a habit of her's as she now goes by an incredibly long combination of all of her names nowadays and prefers to be addressed as Lady Kiarawa the Karawitch Belladonn Handelia. Or Lady Kiarawa, for short.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: It's not consider uncommon for humans to devour other humans, even if the one's doing the feasting aren't zombies or whatever flesh eating creature Hailey is.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: It's only after Hailey violently disintegrates the group of men attending Mealnatha's Sex Tea Party that she's given a job and engages in a lesbian relationship with her new boss.
    • Camilla can barely contain her excitement during the Shareholder Brawl, treating it more like a sporting event and even applauding afterwards.
  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten!: An almost literal example with the box of kittens left in the middle of traffic just to be hit by a car. There are plenty of moments people are being ordered to or willingly do something terrible to prove their worth to the company.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Inverted. In "The Darkest Universe" the Wheel of Misery lands on “change of sexuality” and a gay man becomes heterosexual. The trouble is that he already has a happy life with his husband and children, which will now fall apart.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Corin is baffled at the shoddy attempt at the infixation of Evil into convenience from Conevilience Radios.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: The Division of Gleep Glorp has a very interesting language but apparently their gibberish spells out very vital information.
  • Invisible to Normals: The doorway that leads to the time chamber isn't visible to other people due to the contraption's presence skewing their vision. This becomes especially apparent after Corin is punched in the stomach by a hooded figure, later turning out to be Belladonica, and rushing to catch up with them only to find a blank wall.
  • I Want Grandkids: Due to being part of a lineage, Corin is pressured to produce an heir at some point by both the corporation and his grandfather who expects his grandson to have a baby boy at some point. This is namely talked about during "Babysit" which states that the next inheritor doesn't have to be Corin's child though he has a lot of ill-contempt at the likely chance Belladonica will be taking his place.
  • Kawaiiko: Parodied with The Giant-Ass-Japanese-Schoolgirl-That's-Kawaii-As-Fuck-Yo.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Lucas of the Division of Secrets is immediately shot in the head before he can explain what his division even does.
  • Kinky Spanking: What else would a "Spank-A-Torium" be used for?
    • One of Corin's tortures during his kidnapping is being spanked with a wooden paddle hard enough that it breaks. He even comments that his butt hurts a little.
    • This becomes part of the Anti-Celebration due to the Kako Krampus the company made is too occupied to do it herself. So a festival in which people dress up like Krampus and spank each other with bundles of sticks was arranged.
  • Lack of Empathy: Corin can be incredibly cold and unsympathetic, even towards those who work for him. He's threatened, killed, and endangered the lives of others more than once and finds many of the Shareholders disposable. Even so, this is zigg-zagged as he can have his moments of being genuinely kind to those he considers friends and has warmed up to people before.
  • Laugh Track: Used to a rather dark extent during "Laughter" in which Corin repeatedly hears an invisible audience behind him laugh at inappropriate times during the announcements. It's actually a bit amusing until they continue to laugh as a group of hooded figures kidnap Corin.
  • Leitmotif: Though justified in that the episodes are done through announcements and the music is literally backing up the voices of characters, there are some obvious changes done for certain people.
    • Corin has the central theme which consists of moody, dark electronica with a lot of synthesized noises and occasional use of looping and repeating sound effects. Keyboards and something that seems to resemble a large bell being struck is the most recurring.
    • Melantha has some surprisingly classical music for her announcements, baring a lot of selectively chosen piano notes and light drumming.
    • Hailey's music is more noticeably upbeat, a lot of it sounding like repetitive squeaking noises and what seems to be a keyboard set to the highest setting over a calm, atmospheric backtrack.
    • Corin Deeth I has an incredibly jazzy score filled to the brim with bass, saxophone, and piano incredibly fitting the fact the announcements take place in The '60s.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: Hailey and Melantha, respectively. While Hailey is bubbly, energetic, and loves cute things, Melantha is more vain, attention seeking, and a lot more openly aggressive.
  • Literal Maneater: Hailey, though she's willing to eat girls too...
  • Loads and Loads of Characters
  • Long List: When describing the strange list of pies filling the Pie Festival.
    We had apple pies and wapple pies, cherry pies and Jerry pies, strawberry pies and raw berry pies, pecan pies and we can pies, key lime pies and me time pies, chicken pot pies and wiccan hot pies, peach pies and beach pies, pumpkin pies and blumpkin pies.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: The state of the artificial intelligence, "Denny", that doesn't know it's an artificial intelligence. "Denny" is said to be a shareholder for the company which makes a lot of listeners become paranoid that they might be "Denny". Even the two men who help keep "Denny" operating start to question their own humanity.
  • Love Letter: During the Celebration of Books, Corin finds a passionate love letter that his grandfather didn't send inside of an old collection of past lovers and keeps it. Who it is meant for is left vague as it is only addressed to who his grandfather considered their "Love".
  • Machine Empathy: The program that allows the security system Helena to be shut down invokes this. Shutting down a murderous A.I is one thing, shutting down a "sexy", "wonderful", "sweet", and "beautiful" murderous A.I will force them to hesitate.
  • Machine Monotone: The sentient security system Helena who never raises her voice, even if she's aroused.
  • Mad Artist: Belladonica likes herself by using black paint to cover the walls of the company in sad, disturbing paintings. In her adult years, she prefers to completely coat herself in paint and press herself against the walls to create silhouettes that seem to watch those that pass by them.
  • Magic Realism: Zombies, cannibalism, a girl reminiscent to a succubus, and turning to stone are things that just sort of happen and everyone treats it like a minor inconvenience at best.
  • Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Something called The Festival of Adorableness probably isn't the place to be having sex. People tried anyway and the mood just wasn't right...or something.
  • Mama Bear: Ile Solomanari shows signs of this after Hailey is punished and sent to the Bondage Purgatory. She promises to bring her younger daughter to the next Bring Your Daughter to Evil Day as a threat towards Corin.
    • Grace Rule acts as one towards Belladonica and begins to tear apart the building after Belladonica runs away and is missing for a few weeks..
  • Meaningful Name: About everyone considered relevant has a name that hints at their central personality traits.
  • Mega-Corp
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Very much Played for Laughs. There's talk of trying to reanimate prehistoric creatures while at the same time eating things like seals and bears. If you're lucky, you might get your hands on a steamed Do Do bird.
  • Mission Control Is Off Its Meds: Justified in that Corin is Evil and that what he has to say during the announcements aren't as shocking in-universe. Still, he can dip into some pretty bizarre and unexpected tangents during just to throw off the listeners.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Though the show has plenty of fanservice and fetish material revolving around multiple characters, Corin Deeth III easily gets the most focus. Listening to "Bondage" is a good twenty minutes of relishing the imagery of him being put into submissive sexual scenarios.
  • Mundane Utility: A lot of things that would be considered a ground-breaking scientific discovery are treated like an everyday occurrence within Kakos Industries. A majority of them are fairly easy to create or obtain for personal use. Making a fully functional Artificial Intelligence out of parts of a human brain or setting up a Lotus-Eater Machine for a sentient being everyone calls "Denny" is something many of the employees casually conduct as their job. Corin does explain the more technical aspects and as to how it would be scientifically possible, but even this doesn't work to awe him in the slightest.
  • The Narrator: Corin, excluding the Intercepted episodes in which the narrator has alternated between Melantha and Hailey before.
  • New Old Flame: While King Leopold of Evilon is eager to pick up where things left off, Corin seems somewhat embarrassed about their past affair.
  • Nice Guy: The head engineer Soundman Steven is the only person thus far that doesn't come off as Evil despite clearly working in the company for some time. He's a mostly quiet, harmless guy who is the only one who attempts to save Corin from the hooded figures that planned the kidnapping. Corin states that Steven might just be too nice to work at Kakos Industries.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Everyone is this to some extent though Felix Moloch of the Division of Insurmountable Fear is especially prideful for his love of horror.
  • Noodle Incident: Too many to list.
    • In episode 7, we get this tidbit as an introduction to his next topic.
    Speaking of grandparents, I was fortunate enough to receive a letter from my Grandfather today. And before you jump to conclusions, no we haven't started reviving the dead again. We have DEFINITELY learned our lesson on that one. Well, mostly, at least.
    • Actually, the discussion proceeding it also qualifies, and it's not the blood orgy.
    Unlike the blood orgy, the nudity festival does not actually involve any form of physical contact at all, but I would be lying if I said that people didn't end up fucking all over the place anyway. It's definitely not in the description of the festival, but it happens every time. Every time. We've been holding this festival since 1908. If you inherited your stock in our company from your grandparents, you know what they were doing.
    • At least according to Melantha, Corin has tried to spread his seed to shareholders in the past though there isn't much elaboration on it.
    • Some client within the company requested that Dirk create a fuck-bot that resembled Corin's likeness. Corin is of course confused by this but Dirk wanders off without explaining.
    • After Corin interrupts Melantha's broadcast, she mentions a video that she plans to use for blackmail against him out of a fit of rage but a loud noise of destruction in the background ends up interrupting any further information.
  • No Name Given: The two men who interrupt the announcements sometimes have yet to be given proper names. All that's known is their respective professions-one a manager and the other a technician-which can only be found in the transcripts.
  • No Social Skills: Though he's not the most atrocious case, Corin is socially crippled due to having such a dense and lonely childhood and his imbalance of Evil could be on behalf of this. Thus the board assigns him a friend named Brosephus who he must interact with a few times a week. It's shown through their conversations that Corin becomes uneasy if he isn't working and is baffled by Brosephus' sincere nature.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Hailey slips more and more into this role with each of her appearances. She comes off as a rather ditzy young lady at first until it's revealed she's a creature who can consume energy through sex and dissolve human bodies at will. Even when she isn't using her powers, she can be rather threatening if given a position of power.
  • Once an Episode: Some new form of device or creation to allow the announcements to be heard, Things We're Taking Credit For Now, the Ruin-A-Life drawing, and the list of numbers.
  • Only Sane Man: Corin fulfills this role more than anyone else, though saying he's fully "sane" might be pushing it. He's a logical individual who can speculate what makes the actions of his employees odd, though he's just as likely to have his own weird episodes.
  • Out with a Bang: Hailey's kills so far have all been people she's had sex with and devoured the nutrients of, only leaving behind spindly, mushy corpses.
  • Our Doors Are Different: The doorway that leads to the time chamber is practically invisible thanks to the contraption deliberately screwing with everyone's vision. Only those who are part of the Sudodilatese are capable of seeing it.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Though it is only called a dragon because no one else knows what it really is, the molten black creature that emerges from the mysterious contraption is a powerful beast that slaughters a number of people during the war. It's incredibly hostile though Belladonica, now going by Lady Kiarawa, has such control over it that she can make it bow to her will.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: The merfolk near the island where "Vacation" takes place have two tails; dolphin-like tails that are shaped like legs. (So you can still get to the goods if they let you. Yarrghh.) They don't know what birth control is.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: The waters around Kakos Island are full of monsters like surface dwelling giant squids, ultrasharks, and man-eating seaweed. Oh, and giant clams that like to close on people's legs.
  • Overly Long Name: Almost too many to count. Plenty of people, places, and divisions will have an overly elaborate title just to emphasize how ridiculous it is.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: A great deal of about anything Dennis says comes off as this.
  • Perky Female Minion: Hailey more or less acts as this for Melantha once she gets hired as Melantha's disciple and ocassional lover. She ends up being more than a minion later as her knowledge in Evil is great enough to be an efficient CEO for a few weeks.
  • Polyamory: This is a pretty common marriage practice as about everyone has more than one spouse and turn out to have fairly supportive and happy lives with them. It's also a part of undermining traditional marriage for the sake of evil.
  • Precision F-Strike: A fairly large portion of Corin's vocabulary for that matter, if it isn't the alternative.

    Tropes Q - Z 
  • The Quiet One: Soundman Steven. His communication with Corin during the announcements is limited to pantomiming things as well as his erections that can occur for varying reasons. There are times that he apparently has spoken but this has only ever been offscreen. Even in Episode 67, "Sample," when Corin shoots his penis, we don't hear him make any noise.
  • Raging Stiffie: Soundman Steven has a small...problem in which he'll form an erection for incredibly random reasons. He apparently developed a raging erection while the sound studio was built, and it has more or less maintained ever since.
    • However, after Episode 67 his erection is lost. Kakos Industries makes various efforts to revive Soundman Steveman's erection, and a club is formed in memory of his previous penis.
  • Real After All: Towards the ending of "Laughter", Corin assumes the hooded figures standing behind him are on behalf of an illusion he's suffering from intense partying beforehand. That is until he's grabbed by them and dragged away.
  • Really Gets Around: Practically everyone. Extensive sex seems to be the norm in the company and something publicly discussed with little shame in the matter. After all, Sex Is Evil.
  • Red Herring: The contraption's central purpose.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Used deliberately in the episode "Cute" to provide the shareholder messages. Then the listeners are informed to kill it.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: A lot of the robots made are capable of having a sex drive and winning the affection of humans. Apple-Bottom-ler, a stand-in robot that Dirk creates so he can play video games all day, is so human and so likable it ends up winning over Dirk's family.
  • Robot Girl: The Kawaii-School-Girl is a larger than average version. Helena turns into one herself thanks to Dr. Dunkelwissen.
  • Robosexual: Once you go robo, you don’t gogo back to human or bonobo.
  • Rule Of: About all of the Divisions in Kakos Industries follow some form of implemented rule that justifies their actions. Though the intention is always to better Evil in some new and creative way, they do put a devious spin on things like...
    • Rule of Cool: The Division of Giant Ass Robots to Kick in Your Face
    • Rule of Cute: The Division of Subversive Cute
    • Rule of Scary: The Division of Insufferable Horror
    • Rule of Sexy: The Division of Sexual Innovation / The Division of Adult Diversion
  • Rule of Three: The Things We're Tacking Credit for Now segment always follows this format.
  • Running Gag: The various divisions (one at a time) that in some way work on sex research will apparently do well for a while, until they screw up and Corin shuts them down.
    • Soundman Steven can't seem to stop having erections at inappropriate moments.
    • For some reason, the first thing people result to if they dislike Corin is to punch him in the stomach. This has happened at least three times now with different attackers.
  • Sadist Show
  • Samus Is a Girl: Corin goes throughout the entire torture session in "Bondage" under the assumption that the hooded figure is a man conducting it all. It's only after they remove the cloak that it's confirmed to be a woman.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Corin and Hailey have this contrast for the brief time one could consider them a couple.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Corin is of course a Rich Bastard due to his inheritance and is free to throw money around any time he wants. He has prompted the idea of replacing people before and deliberately bought all the televisions in the mall during Black Friday just to make the buyers more bloodthirsty.
    • King Leopold has access to an enormous amount of royal wealth, and is used to getting what he wants.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • After Peter Wood's penis body ejaculates all over the studio, thus saving his life in the process, Corin is so disgusted that he storms out without listing the numbers and orders for the studio to be burned down.
    • Grace Rule of all people ends up doing this as of "Refuge" after Belladonica takes over the company. This leaves Corin to fend for himself for at least a few months without her guidance.
  • Self-Immolation: Clitorine only finds it appropriate to light herself on fire after the brawl ends and have two women dressed as nurses come in and extinguish her before any damage could be done.
  • Sex Comedy
  • Sexual Extortion: Hailey attempts this by sleeping with Corin in hopes to get the upper hand in the company.
    • Enforced. Corin finds out that two of his three secretaries's, the Tabithas, have only been hired to fulfill his sexual desires, and have no other job. They're both perturbed by his reluctance to take advantage of them and let them do their jobs.
  • Sex Is Evil: Taken to a logical extreme. Kakos Industries is devoted to the spread and celebration of evil, which means extreme and extensive sexual situations are the norm among shareholders, and divisions of the company are always researching new ways to increase promiscuity among the general population.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Hailey has little shame in getting naked for any occasion or having sex with anyone for any reason. The same goes for Melantha who doubles as The Tease.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Corin develops a strange fascination with the organized relationship between Kara and Billy, thinking that the coupling would bring good morale to the company.
    • Upon the death of the previous couple the company moves on to spying on Kimmie and Maggie, a lesbian couple that works on dams and water management. Lady Kiarawa takes advantage of this and splits up the couple during her takeover, dealing a large blow to Corin and the company's morale.
    • Hailey is also this in regards to Corin and Melantha. Much to their embarrassment, she comments that she thinks the two of them would make a good couple.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The name of the device used to broadcast in "Vacation" is Plantain Phone, an homage to the song "Banana Phone" by Raffi.
    • Episode 3 has the company's Funk physician inform him that they've developed pills for headaches, because the bigger the headache, the bigger the pill. The same episode describes the black hole in New York as so far not having been measured fully, but they're aware it reaches at least 20000 leagues below sea-level.
    • Episode 29's Things We're Taking Credit For segment is mullets, El Caminos, and swimming in gold coins.
    • Episode 69 claims that the only constant for what humans found beautiful and sexy was the humanoid shape... until they "recently discovered ponies."
  • Shown Their Work: Though obviously exagerrated for comedic effect, the portrayal of the sixties during "Space Race" is incredibly accurate. The rampant drug use, hippies, fear of communism in America, and the event the episode is named after all took place around this time period.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Yes, Corin is a fucking professional business man. He can fucking swear as much as he fucking wants during the fucking announcements. Fuck.
  • The '60s: "Space Race" takes place on New Year's during the first day of 1966 and is the first look at how Corin Deeth I did his announcements.
  • Smug Snake: Melantha is about equal with Corin in terms of intelligence and ambition, but is so arrogant that she ends up ruining her own plans to foil his success.
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Corin's general speaking habits fall into this. He talks in an intelligent manor with a broad vocabulary and imagery but also swears constantly and doesn't hestitate to say things like "awesome" and "badass".
  • Soul Brotha: Silky Wilson from the Division of Black and Blues, fittingly enough.
  • STD Immunity: The Halloween party is apparently so awesome and sexy that doing anyone there makes you immune to diseases and pregnancy.
  • Stealth Pun: The lesbian couple that works in the water dam company. Beavers, perhaps?
  • Subverted Catch-Phrase: Given the Once an Episode formula the announcements normally follow, Corin diverting from his usual slogans even by the slightest means that something's off.
    We’re taking credit for super lame kidnappings. That’s bad enough that I don’t need three things. So there.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: The hot air balloon that most definitely does not have a giant ass pair of scissors.
  • Taken for Granite: An unfortunate fate of those Kakos Industries traps inside a room and attempt to force into doing evil. This has happened twice now with Jerry and Vincent.
  • "Take That!" Kiss: Corin is briefly kissed by the hooded figure behind the torture before being sentenced to another round of beating.
  • Talking to Yourself: Of course, the specialty of the Division of Talking to Yourself.
  • Technician vs. Performer: One of the central contrasts between the two main companies is this, even applying to the executives. Where in Kakos Industries is incredibly organized and abides to a multitude of rule books and traditions to uphold Evil, (Horrible Noise) is content with doing Evil for the sake of Evil and will take any opportunity they can to spread chaos since that counts as an accomplishment. The same applies to Corin and Melantha as one gained their position due to family lineage and is always working to fill the shoes of someone he admires while the other worked their way up and uses her power to sabotage the competition out of a need to be noticed and amused.
  • Tempting Fate: Right after describing the plans for the Shareholder's Ball, Corin states he's rather excited for it and how there is "nothing that can possibly ruin this" for him. Cue a call from Melantha a second later.
    • This also occurs during "Polite Conversations" where the rule book insists “something weird might happen on New Year’s Day.” Corin disregards it due to how vague it is but a very angry reaction to a letter Grace gives him would say otherwise.
  • Time Abyss: Those who are condemned to the Pseudo-Dilation chamber grow on a linear timeline and thus age much slower in real time.
  • To Create a Playground for Evil
  • Token Good Teammate: Soundman Steven has been an employee long enough to be the head engineer who helps Corin with the broadcasts, but he's also a quiet Nice Guy who doesn't even fulfill the Affably Evil nature of his colleagues. Out of the multitude of employees who work in Kakos Industries, he's the only one who makes an attempt to save Corin from the kidnappers, showing that he honestly cares about the safety of his boss.
  • To the Pain: Corin doesn't react...well when Melantha decides to interrupt his broadcast during "Heartbeats".
    If you were here right now, I would kill you with my bare hands, I would tear you piece by piece, I would dance on your entrails. I would poke out your eyes... AHHH! I WANT TO MAKE A HATE BABY WITH YOU!
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Pretty much the entirety of "Bondage" is Corin reacting this way to his "torture", if he isn't being incredibly annoyed or bored by it.
  • Torture Technician: The hooded figure that torments Corin throughout all of "Bondage" works as this for the other cloaked humans.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Corin really likes tacos. Expect any festival where he has any say in the catering to have a taco buffet.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Dirk unfortunately has to deal with his dog being crushed to death, losing the affection of his wives as well as his new puppy thanks to a home robot, his car being fucked in the gas tank by said robot, and losing satisfaction in his job within a couple of months.
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: The setting seems to be in sync with real time and has some pretty modern establishments and social media. Yet the corporation is advanced enough to specialize in creating fully functional robots, machines capable of viewing the future, more than one sentient artificial intelligence, and surgical procedures that would be considered life threatening or simply impossible but are just run of the mill for about everyone.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Belladonica officially becomes Chief Evil Officer of Kakos Industries and has been terrorizing the corporation for over a month. Corin is merely the Chief Executive Officer and Belladonica is now a fellow CEO who takes advantage of her power to pursue all her sadistic delights of overworking the staff, coating the building in her imprints of her body with black paint, and, worst of all, breaking up Kimmie and Maggie.
  • The Unchosen One: Belladonica realizes that due to not being attracted to Corin, a requirement necessary to be the destined Usuper, that she is not the one meant to defeat him after all.
  • Unfortunate Names: Episode 12 features a man falling into a vat of the Gone Horribly Right penis enlargement cream, turning him into a giant, bipedal penis monster. The man's name? Peter Wood, both words that can be euphemisms for penis. Corin lampshades the situation by referring to him as "the monster formerly known as Peter Wood, and which we could continue to call Peter Wood."
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: The unfathomably deep black hole apparently led a man to be stuck in a night club in Costa Rica.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Corin actually averts this most of the time as everything he reads off are facts though he will occasionally avoid saying certain information or blatantly lie for his own amusement. Melantha's try at narration in her own announcements is similar, if not far more egotistical. The only one who follows this trope straight is Hailey who states some of the most grusome imagery the show has to offer and yet prefers to gloss it over with some thinly veiled wordplay to give off the illusion of everything being more pleasant than it really is.
  • Unusual Euphemism: In the episode "Babysit", Corin does his shareholder announcements with the toddler Belladonnica in the recording booth. Upon reaching the recap of the UltraNudity Festival, Corin uses replacement words because, on the off-chance Belladonnica doesn't already know what he's talking about, he doesn't want to be the one to teach her. Of course, this being Belladonnica ...
    Corin: Let’s see. I saw people playing "fetch". I saw a few others "Wrestling in the Greek style". Still others "Waded in the murky pond water". There were only a few instances of the "Towering Inferno". I did see some "bean balling". Also, there was one notable instance of "Wink wink nudge nudge say no more because your mouth is full". There were also a couple of people "Ice Creaming" for most of the night. Belladonnica has taken to drawing exactly what Ice Creaming is, even though I wasn’t sure I knew what I meant when I said it.
  • The Usurper: Belladonica's impressive knowledge in Evil at a young age has made her a likely replacement for Corin, especially since her erratic aging patterns make when she'll be a fully grown adult unpredictable. It's later revealed that a much older and mature Belladonica finds it to be her civic duty to kill and usurp Corin by any means.
  • Vagueness Is Coming: A part Corin reads in the rule book states that "something weird will happen on New Year's Day" which he immediately dismisses. If his reaction to a letter Grace gives him at the end of the broadcast is anything to go by, it's likely not something good.
  • Verbal Tic: Silky can't go very long without saying "do" or some variation of that word as well as rambling on about random stories even when asked a direct question. Brosephus also says "bro" a lot, bro.
  • Villain Protagonist
  • Villain with Good Publicity: When your entire company and anyone involved in it is practically built on evil deeds, there's no point in even trying to hide your intentions.
  • War Reenactors: When the isolation imposed by the pandemic hampers the Humongous Mecha battles and/or orgies of the annual Festival of Innovation, a section of Kakos Industries known as Division of Kaiju Battle Reenactment sees an opportunity to fill the niche. They are directly compared to Civil War or World War II reenactors as C.E.O. Corin Deeth describes them as creating elaborate costumes and reenacting the battles in a manner not unlike the older Tokusatsu shows.
    Corin: Instead of the Civil War, or all of the weird World War II reenactment we’ve seen lately, or the Battle of Tucky Mucky Bay, they do the classics. MechaMoth vs Armadilladon. Stuff like that. At first I was skeptical about what they could be doing with these ridiculous costumes, and cardboard sets. Hearing about it at first, I thought it was kind of silly. But I’ve seen a few of these battles. The costumes are not fully convincing, but once the action starts to get going, it gets intense. And I don’t care who you are, you will be drawn in.
  • Wham Episode: Has been building up a few of these so far.
    • "Pseudo-Dilation" which reveals the true intentions and past of Belladonica, why Corin was ever kidnapped, and ends with him signing a contract he immediately regrets putting his name on. Also the fact Grace is the one who led him to it.
    • "Space Race" doesn't have a lot of obvious wham elements at first though listening up to the middle does confirm that Corin Deeth I had a romantic relationship with the Melantha Murther. Not only has she managed to exist beyond his death but was alive far before Corin Deeth III was even born and is still continuing a cycle of messing with the Deeth lineage to this day.
    • "Refuge" has a few whams including Belladonica deciding to take control of the corporation by her own means by becoming the secondary CEO, in her case meaning Chief Evil Officer, and driving all of the employees to suicidal misery. The situation becomes so bad that Corin and his supporters are forced to stay beneath the building with the abomination known as Junior to do the announcements.
  • When Trees Attack: The ending of "Growth" results in this as a tree becomes hostile and breaks through the studio window, forcing Corin to kill it.
  • Wicked Cultured: Corin takes part in sophisticated and mundane hobbies such as meditation and drinking Dark Mega Green Tea.
  • Workaholic:
    • Though he is the owner of a large corporation and must work to keep it afloat, Corin shows signs of not having much else to do but pertain to work-related situations. Anytime he is at a social event not related to the company, he has a tendency to only be concerned about getting back to work. It gets so bad that the executive board assigns Corin a best friend, Brosephus, to give him an outlet.
    • Violet Trudge is the single hardest working employee in all of Kakos Industries. While this title is self-proclaimed, it's proven true when she's introduced in episode 102. Corin calls multiple divisions while chasing down some clues and Violet is at each and every one, covering for everyone else who's at the annual Halloween party. She's still just as hard at work in episode 104, despite everyone in the building, including her, becoming sick. In fact, she calls Corin to complain about everyone else slacking. Turns out this is a problem because Violet is "Patient Zero" and her working literally everywhere is why everyone elseis sick. Upon being forced to accept this and, subsequenty, being forced to rest her illness off, she demands sixteen books of crossword puzzles, seven books of sudoku, eight seasons of a trashy television show, and one hundred pounds of yarn or, she swears, she's going to lose her shit. The episode ends with Corin reporting that Violet was automatically clocked out upon entering the infirmary and, because it's been years since she did that last, the thousands of overtime hours she's racked up crashed the accounting systems.
      Violet: (coughing) No. I don’t take sick days. I don’t take vacations. I don’t take mental health days. I don’t even take holidays. I work. I always work
  • Yandere: Helena had an obsessive crush on Corin Deeth I before he died and has been made into a security system since her ambition to protect him was strong enough to provide an efficient A.I. This has made her just a little too good at her job, as she'll do anything in her power to destroy even a stiff breeze that might become a problem.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: The timing patterns of the dilation chamber works under these principles. Hence why being inside it for over a month can make someone age from child to adult at a much quicker pace in real time, but considered normal aging when inside it.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The entirety of "Wake The Dead" due to a spin of the Wheel of Misery granting someone's desire for this happen.

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