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He's a henchman to a Villain but he can't quite wrap his mind around villainy. As such, they often get confused and do "good" things like saying please or thank you or being kind to the heroes in some way by mistake — and get yelled at for it by their superior if caught. This character type tends to be predicated on the assumption that theoretically, this so-called "villain" hasn't properly learned how to be bad. Very much a funny character, and most commonly used in children's shows. They often get a Reform at the end of the series, or earlier if their boss is particularly mean with a Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal.
They might be so pathetic that they become a Sidekick to the good guys.
To put it in perspective, their most fiendish and evil-tempered minion came up on the brilliant idea of tormenting our hero by turning off the water to his apartment and then removing all the soft drinks from the vending machine closest to it...................AND They bought the soft drinks LEGALLY.....They're not monsters after all.
He was created for the sole purpose of destroying the Hero, and refuses to fight anyone but him. He also takes an interest in birds and squirrels, and loves the world so much that the only character in the story he does try to kill is the real main villian.
They are Nice and friendly, even trying to tell funny stories to guys he's suppost to be menacing. He even gives them a friendly warning about the actual main villian.
Sometimes He isn't really a bad guy at all, he just didn't choose his friends wisely
Sometimes he's just trying to help out whoever is in charge
When he sees the good guys performing, he happily claps and plays along, rather like a child
in some very rare cases he knows just how foolish and evil the main villian's plan is but is scared to refuse to go
He carries cue cards with his mission on them, and his first line is "Run! Run away!" Not to mention he might bribe another to do his missions for him and chats gleefully about how being lazy saved him from getting destroyed.
He summons such horrible monstrosities as the Easter Bunny and Gummi Bears during his duel with the Heroes
He's not really evil, just following along with everyone elses plan.
Sometimes they are portrayed as ordinary civilians who just chose an atypical line of work, and thus most of them can't really comprehend their boss' schemes. They can and are used as deadly tools of the supervillain's mastery, but are more typically comfortable with engineering or secretarial positions, or just tag along with the supervillain as he or she live their own lives.
If they took an evil test, they would not likely get more than a 10%. They are generally useless in combat, have little strategic ability, and they spend their time bickering over candy and toys instead of actually participating in villainy.
Sometimes he's this way because extremely lazy, the single most evil thing he's ever done...was to join the Villian side. Not one thing he does really qualifies him as a villain, everything he's ever done was so that he could have friends - he even lets his opponents escape with their lives if he's already beaten him, with absolutely no intent on finishing them off. All said and done, he's still easily the most powerful villian in the ENTIRE STORY, a complete One-Man Army capable of manhandling several high ranked heroes at once and a major living weapon of Mass Destruction to boot. He's just too lazy to bother living up his power- unless he's forced to.
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