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Basic Trope: A villain having innucuous hobbies.

  • Straight: When not doing evil, Emperor Evulz plays video games.
  • Exaggerated: Emperor Evulz, when not pulling off some evil Xanatos Gambit, is always seen playing video games.
  • Justified: Punch Clock Villain.
    • Emperor Evulz doesn't realize that he mixed up his evil plan with his grocery list.
    • Despite being evil, Emperor Evulz is still a human being, and thus has the same innocous interests.
  • Inverted: An ordinary person does evil in his spare time.
    • The heroes decide to do something not related to being good.
  • Subverted: Emperor Evulz's apparent merry-making is for the purpose of a simple reconnaissance mission.
  • Double Subverted: But he also visits an arcade to play some video games during the mission.
  • Parodied: We see an sequence of Emperor Evulz detailing his routine. After a lot of planning for his Xanatos Gambit and committing atrocities, it ends on him playing a video game.
  • Deconstructed: Emperor Evulz slowly becomes addicted to video games and stops paying attention to his evil schemes. This gives Hiro the opportunity to defeat him.
  • Reconstructed: ???
  • Zig-Zagged: Emperor Evulz spends his free time playing video games...except we find out that he uses the game to contact his allies and set up many of his nefarious schemes...except sometimes, they really do just sit down and relax...which cements their alliance, and strengthens the ally's loyalties towards Emperor Evulz...not that he doesn't find it fun on its own.
  • Averted: What Emperor Evulz does in his spare time is never shown.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "In addition to being evil, I also enjoy playing the occasional video game."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Defied: "I don't need a hobby to occupy my spare time with!"
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Laughs: Emperor Evulz has an extremely embarrassing hobby - like collecting Beanie Babies.

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