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  • Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv) has a rather literal example in their first music video:
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is this trope like red is a color. When he isn't building freeze rays (Stops time. Tell your friends.), Billy (AKA the titular Doctor) is doing laundry, checking mail, and trying to work up the courage to confess his feelings toward an ordinary girl named Penny.
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  • The only formal interview Lord Doom, the primary Big Bad of the Global Guardians PBEM Universe, ever gave to any member of the press was to a seventeen-year-old high school girl who asked nicely in an open letter posted on the internet. The inquiry intrigued the master villain, and the girl got international fame (and a very, very interesting story for her school newspaper) when he agreed to her request. While the interview started off as the standard piece, it eventually descended into a three-page discussion about classic rock music, James Bond films, favorite books, and where one could find the best pizza on the planet.
  • The Luthor/Green Goblin debates in the I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC pastiches on YouTube.
    • Later installments of the series feature Villains and Heroes Out Shopping (or drinking, anyway), as they focus on both sides relaxing, unwinding, and shooting the breeze at their local drinking holes. In typical fashion, the hero bar is a rather calm, sedate place where water costs $4.99 because most superheroes don't drink booze (except, notably, Iron Man), whereas the villain's hangout is generally a bit more raucous.
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    • Taken even further by the "Goblin Bloggin'" segments by the same author, in which Green Goblin hosts a YouTube vid-blog, and generally furthers the impression, gained over the previous 'Marvel / DC' installments, of being quite an Affably Evil Anti-Villain with a deluded crush on Harley Quinn in this universe (albeit one with a psychopathic hair-trigger temper, an almighty grudge against Tony Stark, and a slightly uncomfortable obsession with Willem Dafoe).
  • Many parodies of the Hitler Rants phenomenon show some of the most infamous people in history, namely Adolf Hitler and several other Nazis, doing mundane things, like cooking, playing videogames and literally shopping. Most of the time, these things utterly fail due to the machinations of Hitler's arch-enemy Hermann Fegelein or because Hitler himself messes up because of his lack of patience.
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  • This delightful gem from Kajet begins with Castlevania Big Bad Dracula enjoying some delicious pot roast... when he is informed of a Belmont in the castle (PFFFT). (Caution, lots of cursing)
  • Marik Plays Bloodlines is a miniseries of this, spinning off from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series. Yugi's mortal (if rather kooky) enemy is apparently taking time off at some unspecified point to LP Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, complete with fellow villain Bakura snarking at him in the background.
    • Also from Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged, the sequence after Joey is left in a coma from his duel with Melvin has Yami wondering what evil scheme he will cut to next. We cut to Melvin, who is staring at himself in a window reflection and commenting 'Would you f**k me? I'd f**k me. I'd f**k me hard.'
  • SCP-1295 from the SCP Foundation features the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Due to a screwup on the part of War, who mistook the detonation of an atomic bomb as the beginning of Armageddon the four old men are stranded on Earth. In the present day, they spend their days patronizing a diner and only manifest dangerous powers if anything or anyone tries to keep them away from it. The four enjoy the diner's food, coffee, and atmosphere while counting down the days until the world truly ends.
  • The Spoony Experiment features a Mad Scientist villain named Dr. Insano, who plots to take over the world ''with science''. Despite claiming to have killed thousands with his army of robotic suicide squirrels, and winning the 2008 presidential election, what we mostly see him doing is sitting around Spoony's house, helping with reviews (and occasionally doing his own), and fixing an Atari Jaguar CD.
  • In Survival of the Fittest, Danya, when not kidnapping hundreds of high school students at a time and forcing them to fight to the death, is shown to enjoy spending quality time with his loving wife and adorable eight-year-old daughter.
  • For most of Vaguely Recalling JoJo, DIO is out having a vacation with Giorno, and frequently runs into Jotaro and the others, as a result.
  • A Very Potter Musical has Voldemort arguing with Quirrell about laundry in his first scene. Later in the show, they go out and get drunk, talk about watching She's All That, and rollerskate.
    Newsreader: Voldemort blogs about [his return to power] on his new FlooTube channel.
    Voldemort: I'M GONNA FIND HARRY POTTER AND I'M GONNA [bleep] IN HIS [bleep]!
    Newsreader: Also does a review of 17 Again.
    Voldemort: Well, it was a little slow at the beginning, but come on: Zac Efron! Zefron! 'Nuff said.
  • In The Dark Id's LP of Xenogears, one cutaway to the Gazel Ministry shows them all goofing off and playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
  • Whateley Universe: Has happened a number of times, most notably in "Saks and Violence" (in which Jadis and co. run into Dr Venus at a clothing boutique, who decided that it was an ideal chance grab the lot of them for her experiments) and "The Book of Darwin, Part 2" (where Dr. Diabolik was in Darwin looking for Christmas gifts for Jadis and Mal when Professor Reaper's attack occurred).


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