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  • In Megami No Hanabira, Mai and her friends' infiltration of the hospital is interrupted by a pair of Yakuza toughs walking out of the gift shop: one of them is eating a Kit-Kat bar.
  • In Ash's New Look, Team Rocket are working honestly at first. But when they spotted Ash, they went back to their old ways.
  • Dave Stdider Pokemon Traner actually has a chapter called "Team Bad Goes Shopping in which Team Bad's Jack and Karkat end up going to the mall and fighting Jake England over a laser weapon they find in the "Evil Section". The kicker? None of them actually had enough money to afford it in the first place.
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  • In Little Black Death Note Kira hasn't been killing many criminals lately seeing he's been too busy grading term papers after becoming the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts.
  • In Thinking In Little Green Boxes Kang the Conqueror shows up just to watch the Tri-Wizard Tournament.
  • A plot-relevant example in Vigil: when Garrus is trying to track down Paxton Fettel, he guesses that, having spent his entire life in a tightly controlled lab environment, which likely includes a tightly controlled diet... he just watches the local food courts and spots Fettel eating a bunch of cheeseburgers.
  • Taken literally in The Bridge with a case of Evil vs. Evil. The human transformed Monster X is after the Siren's necklaces, ambushing Aria Blaze and Sonata Dusk while the two are out shopping at the town mall.
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  • In the Sailor Moon/Cutey Honey crossover Venus Flash, the tentacle youma Electricus reveals that this is the secret of his power: he uses his abilities to pimp himself out, getting lots of energy that he keeps from himself and making money out of it.
  • In Harry Potter And The Invincible Technomage, Doctor Doom is first met coming to watch the Triwizard Tournament, so that he can ensure his godson and namesake - Viktor Krum, that is - has the game going fair for him.
  • In Celestia's Rocket Adventures, Twilight Sparkle wonders aloud what sort of horrible things Team Rocket could be doing to Celestia, only for the scene to cut to them making s'mores for their Pokemon.
  • In Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku!, Izuku runs into a hulking man with a plague mask while attending the U.A. Culture Festival in the months leading up to the U.A. Entrance Exam. The two end up getting into a one-sided argument over a Lord Beebo doll, which ends with Izuku breaking a punching machine and dislocating the man's shoulder after putting too much force into their arm wrestle. Izuku then decides to just hand him the Beebo doll (and wanted to from the beginning of their argument). The man (who could easily reset his shoulder with his Quirk) professes his respect for Izuku's strength and tells him to come back for a proper fight when he gets older. Izuku later learns that this man was Kendo Rappa, a member of the Yakuza working as part of the Eight Expendables of the Eight Precepts of Death under the Hasigawa family.


  • Jewel of Darkness: Midnight enjoys competing in semi-legal street races when she's not busy running her company or plotting against the Titans.
    • At the end of the first arc, the Titans track down Guerra for any information he might have on where Midnight took the abducted Robin, and find him eating in a dive bar. Since his contract with Midnight is up and he has no grudge against them otherwise (except for Cyborg), he tells them what little he knows, wishes them luck, and goes back to his dinner.

Death Note

Harry Potter

  • In Harry Potter and the Breeding Darkness Dumbledore runs into Voldemort and his mysterious new Dragon / boyfriend literally out shopping together on a daytrip to Little Hangleton.
  • In Lord of Caer Azkaban Voldemort is irritated when one of his minions interrupts his quiet game of solitaire.
  • In A Snake Named Voldemort, Voldemort gets turned into a snake when Snape puts a potion in his tea. Harry can't believe that Voldemort drinks tea.
  • Amicus Protectio Fortis:
    Remus: Death Eaters could be anywhere.
    Harry: I can tell you where they are. There's two across the street - wait, one now. He's shopping for a new pair of gloves, he is. There's two in Gringotts, three shopping up the alley, and eight in Knockturn.

Jackie Chan Adventures

  • Queen of All Oni: Jade is often shown doing various non-villainous things when she's not busy fighting for the masks and tablets, such as video games and (on Halloween, obviously) trick-or-treating. She's also shown to take advantage of new developments for fun, such as pitting her tribe of Shadowkhan against Ratso's in a baseball game, or using her new contortionist skills to cheat at bets with the Enforcers. Hell, she'll sometimes even find ways to have fun during her schemes, like the time she and the Enforcers raided a food stand at an amusement park she was attacking.
  • Queen of Shadows: In his second scene in the new reality, Shendu is shown relaxing in a bath, reflecting on enjoying the simple joys in life.
  • In Jade Dragon, Jade alleviates the boredom of being trapped in stone by having the Shadowkhan bring her a TV to watch.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

The Legend of Korra

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • Night's Favored Child: Nightmare Moon and The Inquisitor are shown in several scenes simply relaxing, usually over a nice cup of tea. The Inquisitor has also been shown to have a number of hobbies, including listening to music and reading.
  • The Pony POV Series:
    • A Running Gag in the Dark World Series is someone wondering what Discord's doing or he'll be back soon... only for it to cut to him having a night out with Fluttercruel with a surprising lack of torture and maiming. The two instances that most fit this trope are cutting to him and her playing video games at an arcade and them skiing. All in all, he only does one genuinely evil thing the entire time.
    • "Nightmare House". It takes place before (or possibly during) the main Dark World story and depicts Nightmare Eclipse/Paradox and her Psycho Rangers merely talking at their house between Paradox's interventions in Dark World. They simply hang out. Though it's a somewhat dark in that the focus is more or less on them trying to play the part of their old lives but being unable to due to what they've become.


  • In Nareto: The Scret of Shiobi, Danzo and Darkeye go to a movie together, despite being constantly stated to be really, really evil. However, the movie is called "How to Take Over the World".
  • If the story involves the Akatsuki being turned into cats and sent to our world, this is the most likely thing that will happen after they are turned back into humans. Some involve Hidan sneaking into the Victoria's Secret store.


  • This humorous fanart of Ghetsis doing household chores.

Rosario + Vampire

Star Wars


  • In one chapter of Shadowchasers: Power Primordial, the Paragons pass the time playing poker; Menzoberra wins, causing Rary to comment that wearing veils shouldn't be allowed in games where bluffs are used.


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