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Quotes / Dastardly Whiplash

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I mean, threatening innocents to get the Good Guy to cave? I might as well grow a mustache and twirl the end while I'm at it.

Crichton: Haven't you read the Super Villain's Handbook? This is where you're supposed to twirl your moustache and gloat!
Maldis: I don't have a moustache, John.

The vizier twirled his mustache, probably foreclosing another dozen mortgages.
Sourcery gives us two tropes for the price of one

Book: I forgot, you're moonlighting as a criminal mastermind now. Got your next heist planned?
Simon: No. But I'm thinking of growing a big black mustache. I'm a traditionalist.
Firefly ("Ariel")

Picard: Mr. Worf, villains who twirl their moustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged.

Every plot twist came with the twirl of a moustache and ended in an exclamation mark.

Fieschi ended up with severe injuries from the explosion, which prevented him from fleeing the scene while twirling his mustache and muttering "Blast!"

But these tender passages, sacred though their fervour, did not pass unobserved by profane eyes; for crouched in the bushes and gritting his teeth was the dastardly ’Squire Hardman! When the lovers had finally strolled away he leapt out into the lane, viciously twirling his moustache and riding-crop, and kicking an unquestionably innocent cat who was also out strolling.
"Curses!" he cried — Hardman, not the cat — "I am foiled in my plot to get the farm and the girl!"


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