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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The Sissy Villain, as his name would suggest, is a man whose heart is as twisted as his wrist is limp.
Due to social stigmas against male femininity and "unmanliness", there's a strong tendency in fiction to assign effeminate traits to villains: flamboyant mannerisms, delicate voices, light builds, prissiness, femininely pretty looks, grandiloquent speeches, giggling, love for poetry and opera, impeccable fashion sense (not always in men's clothing), fondness for Persian cats, etc. Evil, it seems, is swishier than a silk skirt.
Frequently, The Hero pitted against the Sissy Villain is an old-fashioned Manly Man (any feminine traits he has are merely there to underscore his masculinity) and making the villain "unmasculine" is intended to emphasize this. After all, there's nothing manlier than beating up a sissy. It doesn't even matter that the limp-wristed villain is powerful, he looks weak and homosexual and that's what matters.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The Sissy Villain is probably the second most common portrayal of Camp Gay men (besides "one-dimensional joke character"), but is not necessarily synonymous with Depraved Homosexual. While Sissy Villains are frequently gay or bisexual, most of them are merely sexually ambiguous or seemingly asexual, and some of them are straight. The Sissy Villain isn't intended to creep out the audience just because of the implication that he might like men (although this occasionally factors in), but because he acts like a real wimp. Either way, he's Always Camp.
There is a weird bit of irony to this: regardless of what the villain looks or acts like, Evil Is Cool, and these villains (assuming they're worth their salt) will wreak just as much havoc as any other archetype. So, overexposure to this trope may lead kids to see this personality as badass in its own way, even leading boys to imitate their behaviour and mannerisms.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })This trope shows up mainly in Western works and those Japanese works aimed at a male audience; if the villain is presented as certain kinds of swishy, female fans are likely to declare him utterly fabulous.
Sissy Villains show up frequently in anime, where they often have white hair. Two common subtropes are Creepy Crossdresser and Eunuchs Are Evil. See also Fashion-Victim Villain, Gorgeous George, Depraved Homosexual, Depraved Bisexual, and Psycho Lesbian. May sometimes overlap with misogynistic views in the context of the Effeminate Misogynistic Guy. Contrast Real Men Wear Pink, and occasionally, Evil Sounds Deep. When his ambiguous (nor not so ambiguous) sexuality is Played for Laughs, that's Queer People Are Funny. Not to be confused with Non-Action Big Bad, although they can overlap. If the villain in question is either Satan himself, or one of his minions, he's a Flaming Devil.
Note: An Agent Peacock is considered badass, even though you wouldn't expect it at first. A Sissy Villain emphasizes his viciousness through feminine behavior. The tropes can overlap, especially when Agent Peacock is evil.
Since quite a few women actually find effeminate men attractive, this can also lead to Evil Is Sexy.
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"Dashing" Cody Rhodes, before he Took a Level in Badass. He gave grooming tips and his Berserk Button was being hit in the face.
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Mr. Gently Benevolent in Bleak Expectations epitomises and parodies this trope whilst being Ambiguously Gay.
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Emperor Ublaz Mad Eyes of Redwall. His evil plan, which results in the slaughter and misery of hundreds of creatures by his followers, is to get hold of the Artifact of Death. The Artifact Of Death consists of six pink pearls which he wants to wear in a crown. They don't even have any magical powers (except for bringing horrible luck on everyone who owns them, but he apparently doesn't know that), he just wants a pink pearl crown. Yeah.... He also wears silk robes and perfume and paints his nails.
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Disney Animated Canon:
Scar from The Lion King is easily the most limp-pawed feline ever to grace the big screen. This becomes a Parental Bonus for the Swedish Viewers where Scar is dubbed by the Very Gay and Very Out Actor/Singer Richard Wolff. How out is he? He penned a song describing his Coming-Out Story titled "Beautiful Boys, Beautiful Men." Don't worry, Scar is still awesome.
Robin Hood's anthropomorphic depiction of Prince John out-swishes Scar to such a degree, The Lion King villain looks positively Leatherman by comparison.
Sure, they take the cake for the felines, but what about The Great Mouse Detective's Ratigan? Until he drops the veneer and goes feral during the climactic Clock Tower scene, anyway. (He was still rather imposing even before then, due to his enormous size and strength compared to the other characters. Well, as imposing as a big mouse can get, at least.) His effeminate behaviour adds to the Foe Romance Subtext between him and Basil.
"Honest" John Worthington Foulfellow in Pinocchio has his moments, though it may be more of a Large Ham persona thing. See the bit where he prances around and mimes throwing flowers while describing Pleasure Island "where every day is a holiday!"
Tamatoa the giant crab from Moana. He is vain, shallow, and campy with effeminate mannerisms and a voice like David Bowie.
The color didn't yet have quite the same significance in the 1940s, when the movie is set, but the weasel leader's pale pink suit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit gives this impression to a number of 21st-century viewers. (It did have that significance in 1988 when the movie was made, though, so one wonders.)
Disney's human villains aren't immune either. Take Pocahontas's mincing, flouncing, bow-wearing villain Governor Ratcliffe, for one. Most of that façade was forced on him by his assistant, Wiggins, who was extremely effeminate. Ratcliffe had his boisterous and rowdy side on occasion, though it was often just an act as well, when his men stood up to him, he folded.
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Herbert from Tanz Der Vampire. While the degree of his villainy is debatable and highly dependent on the actor, Herbert still remains a clingy, aggressive and bloodthirsty vampire. A VERY flamboyant bloodthirsty vampire. He's also the responsible for Alfred's nightmare during the "Carpe Noctem" dance sequence.
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Death Note: The Abridged Series (kpts4tv): In which Light Yagami's Transparent Closet is a Running Gag, Mello plays up the Evil Brit Gayngster angle and is frequently mistaken for Lady Gaga, Ryuk who pretty much goes after Anything That Moves and is rather fond of watching Dancing with the Stars, and also Souichiro who becomes a villain in this series and on occasion cosplays as Sailor Moon.
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Togainu no Chi: Arbitro swishes about in a feather boa, has a cleanliness fetish, collects statues of pretty boys....
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The Joker is sometimes portrayed like this, perhaps most famously in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. One fan theory about Joker's murder of Jason Todd (Robin) is that after he beat Jason bloody with a crowbar, he sexually molested his unconscious form. His leering, ogling expression as he's swinging the crowbar makes this theory uncomfortably plausible.
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"Honest" John Worthington Foulfellow in Pinocchio has his moments, though it may be more of a Large Ham persona thing. See the bit where he prances around and mimes throwing flowers while describing Pleasure Island "where every day is a holiday!"
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TOME has the shapeshifter playing Actor Ravenfreak who generally looks more like a guy stole a female character's gear and it was too small.
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Voldemort (!) is inexplicably wearing high heels in one scene in My Immortal, and only for that scene. This prompted one dramatic reading to display the caption "VOLDEMORT IS IN DRAG" and pause for a few seconds (complete with Record Needle Scratch) to let this image sink in.
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Tyler Breeze, who's billed from a different location depending on the season. His Titantron is a live feed of his phone's camera taking selfies.
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Robin Hood's anthropomorphic depiction of Prince John out-swishes Scar to such a degree, The Lion King villain looks positively Leatherman by comparison.
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Subversions: Big Dick Johnson is kind of a sissy, but he's never portrayed as villainous; Goldust is pretty effeminate, but he's definitely not a sissy.
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Keith Feddyg from Fans!, a minor villain from Book 4 and Big Bad of book 6, probably the most blatant example of a Depraved Bisexual in T's comics, his first arc centering on a sex cult he created.
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The Nostalgia Critic. He's weak, assholish, completely and irreparably fucked up and frequently Screams Like a Little Girl, as well as preferring toppy Action Girl women so much that Chickification is one of his many Berserk Button triggers, but his less-than-masculine aspects are just part of who he is. A bit of a subversion since he's really a good guy at heart and depending on your perspective is either an Anti-Hero or Anti-Villain.
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The Cinema Snob has moments of this, overlapping with Wicked Cultured as he's a parody of True Art Is Angsty critics.
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Yellow Bastard from Sin City was a Spoiled Brat with a dose of Dirty Coward.
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Flamingo, who is introduced in Grant Morrison's Batman, is a Gayngster sent by the Cartel. He loves to wear pink, has quite the flamboyant personality and eats his victim's faces
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Lacey, a straight woman, later described the early advances of her eventual boyfriend Jimmy Jacobs as being "gay". Jacobs had always been something of a dork but at some point he decided he was "tough", so tough he no longer had to do anything considered "tough" and would in fact go out of his way to do the opposite of tough, such as stripping down and cuddling with a picture of his future girlfriend while singing her praises. Jacobs was such an example it made the Jerk Jock Colt Cabana (who the fans were happy to see Homicide attempt to murder) into a baby face just for opposing him.
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Heavy Metal: the rebel leader Ard in the segment "Den". He's rather puny-looking and talks like a stereotypical Camp Gay (see page quote above) but it turns out he has a Healing Factor which lets him shrug off being plugged multiple times with an automatic rifle.
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Miguel Kurashiki in Rose Guns Days fits the trope to a T, with a strong emphasis on the mysogynistic part. He also has a close relationship and plenty of Ho Yay moments with his boss Caleb. Season 2 gives him a good deal of Character Development though.
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Adrian Adonis' gimmick went from tough biker to flamboyant, effeminate gay. Actually, flamboyant is an understatement. In reality, Adonis was given the gay "Adorable Adrian" gimmick as a punishment after he failed to act on Vince McMahon's request to lose weight (Adonis was pudgy, and Vince has a well-documented preference for chiseled, muscular physiques). No one expected Adonis to embrace the gimmick the way he did. He even kept it after he left the WWF in 1987.
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Ask That Guy with the Glasses, who couples the villainy with being a complete slut. Attempts to come across as Wicked Cultured but once you see through the façade, you realize he qualifies, especially in episodes 61-62 where he has Jerkass Woobie moments.
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Scar from The Lion King is easily the most limp-pawed feline ever to grace the big screen. This becomes a Parental Bonus for the Swedish Viewers where Scar is dubbed by the Very Gay and Very Out Actor/Singer Richard Wolff. How out is he? He penned a song describing his Coming-Out Story titled "Beautiful Boys, Beautiful Men." Don't worry, Scar is still awesome.
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This seems to be a common theme on That Guy with the Glasses:
The Nostalgia Critic. He's weak, assholish, completely and irreparably fucked up and frequently Screams Like a Little Girl, as well as preferring toppy Action Girl women so much that Chickification is one of his many Berserk Button triggers, but his less-than-masculine aspects are just part of who he is. A bit of a subversion since he's really a good guy at heart and depending on your perspective is either an Anti-Hero or Anti-Villain.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses, who couples the villainy with being a complete slut. Attempts to come across as Wicked Cultured but once you see through the façade, you realize he qualifies, especially in episodes 61-62 where he has Jerkass Woobie moments.
Bennett the Sage has moments of this even though he tries to hide it with Testosterone Poisoning.
The Cinema Snob has moments of this, overlapping with Wicked Cultured as he's a parody of True Art Is Angsty critics.
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A Very Potter Musical:
Lord Voldemort is a Neat Freak who can't sleep knowing there are clothes just lying around in his bedroom, and a fan of romantic comedies like She's All That.
Professor Quirrell is even more of one, to the point that even Voldemort calls him a sissy.
Gender Inverted in the sequel, where Dolores Umbridge is the epitome of macho. Dumbledore even mistakes her for a man initially.
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Tamatoa the giant crab from Moana. He is vain, shallow, and campy with effeminate mannerisms and a voice like David Bowie.
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Rick "The Model" Martel, who incidentally feuded with an ambiguously gay but not sissy Shawn Michaels.
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A Song of Ice and Fire:
The eunuch Lord Varys looks like this trope to an absolute T - he wears fancy robes in non-militaristic styles, indulges in fine perfumes of exceedingly good taste, powders and shaves a lot, swishes quite primly and silently, expresses bemused understanding of other peoples' sexual foibles (while pointing out his lack of same with no subtlety whatsoever) and has a habit of giggling and snarking at both opportune and inopportune moments. And then subverts this trope, being a Master of Disguise and a Master Actor, playing up the "sissy" aspect because that's what people expect to see - behind the perfume and giggles he's a Determinator who isn't afraid to get all up in the hero's grill. Possibly the top Chessmaster in a series notorious for its Gambit Pileup. Damn.
The downplayed, but rather similar, Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish. He goes in for fine clothes of a style that screams "wealthy financier" or "majored in Sleaze, minored in Badass Bookworm" rather than "the swishiest, most fabulous thing around". However, this being the Seven Kingdoms, it still comes across as rather weak and effete by contrast to the usual bantam cock posturing (with a side of eyebleed) to be found at Court — and, he knows it. In addition, his start of darkness involves the well-known incident when he got savagely beaten in a duel by a more masculine hero in a love triangle over Catelyn Stark. Attempting to look like a master swordsman would just fail, so he doesn't. However, just as with Varys, it pays to check the packaging a bit more closely, because Petyr is pretty good with knives — both metaphorical and literal ones.
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Farquaad is played up as this in Shrek: The Musical.
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On the managerial side of things we have Jim Cornette, best known for cowering with The Midnight Express and crying about his mother up until a video of him getting out of his car to yell at a Dairy Queen worker who did not bring him the meal he ordered started circulating amongst wrestling fans, turning him into a memetic badass.
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In the self-titled first book in the prose Modesty Blaise series, female Psycho for Hire Mrs. Fothergill is a distaff counterpart, as she is depicted with a lot of Butch Lesbian signifiers but is never explicitly described as such. (She seems to be more into killing people than sex of any kind.)
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Valentine Wolfe, evil space aristocrat junkie extraordinaire, from the Deathstalker books. He's more outrageously decadent than feminine, but he does wear makeup and have a rather camp way of expressing himself at times, while remaining an absolute unholy terror in the highest echelons of the Deadly Decadent Court.
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If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device has this interpretation of Lucius the Eternal, a Depraved Bisexual with a disturbingly high-pitched voice and Camp Gay mannerisms that occasionally resemble those of a high-school girl shrieking about a boy band. As with all Slaaneshi champions, you're lucky if all he does is kill you.
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Warhammer 40,000:
Fulgrim, following his Face–Heel Turn, starts wearing make-up and perfumes and increasingly lurid clothing. Subverted in that he's still a Physical God: the effect is less sissy and more insane.
A lot of Slaanesh's male servants fall under this trope, even the eight-foot-tall Space Marines and Warriors of Chaos. Androgynous, fond of garish colors, silks, and perfumes... and utterly lethal.
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Gerald, one of Nanase's ex-boyfriends from El Goonish Shive is all over the place on this trope (though he's more of a Sissy Jerkass than an outright villain.) He's very muscular (in fact, he's downright massive in one flashback,) but he wears androgynous goth clothing with eye shadow and lipstick. However, it's quickly revealed that he does this deliberately to get people to give him hell for it so he can pick fights with them. And when he first shows up, the people he's antagonizing are three girls (including Nanase) and an androgynous-looking guy.
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Marvin McNasty from Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw has his moments of being flamboyant, particularly when he swings his hips during his performance of "The King of Everything".
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Bakura and Marik, who are gay and in the Transparent Closet, respectively.
Also Pegasus, who is Camp Straight only because we know he had a wife.
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The Blue Laser Commander in the Cheat Commandos section of Homestar Runner has a high-pitched, screechy voice, similar to Cobra Commander. And though his terrorist organization has many plots for world domination, for whatever reason, between the Commandos and their own ineptitude, few are ever actually seen.
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Don Dorcha from Lord of the Dance is a subversion. You'd expect a villain who only expresses himself through dance to have at least a shade of sissy, but Don Dorcha and his army are never anything less than foreboding and menacing.
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Lord Pumphrey, a.k.a "Pumps" in Sharpe. Variously known as "the molly," "that woman," and believed to have a crush on the hero. He is also one of the most effective Manipulative Bastards in the series, even mocking Sharpe to his face when confronted. He is, thus far, a well-earned Karma Houdini.
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"Exotic" Adrian Street, the most imitated Gorgeous George, more so than the original Gorgeous George himself. Despite acting like a sissy, he would talk himself up like he was the toughest thing ever.
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How much of it is based on historical behavior and how much is writer embellishment is debatable, but King James I is well on his way to this in Marvel 1602 and definitely this in 1602: New World.
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Hardcore, one of Luke Cage's enemies from the nineties, wore a purple outfit, appeared to be wearing red lipstick in some of his appearances, and constantly quoted poetry. One of his weapons was also a hyper-sharpened fingernail.
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Nomad of Nowhere has Don Paragon, dandy, pompous, and flamboyant ruler of The Oasis, who forces people to pay a fortune just to get in so they can buy water and other goods from the only water source for miles and is the one trying to catch the titular character.
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From Ace Attorney:
Richard Wellington is a mean of wealth, taste and art. He himself is a great con artist. Oh, and a murderer, of course.
Subverted with Jean Armstrong. He's sissy all right, but not evil, just desperate because of how deep in debt he is.
Kristoph Gavin pays a lot of attention to his looks, and even wears nail polish. That doesn't stop him from being downright terrifying.
FINALLY, Florent L'Belle would LIKE to point out that the only VILLAINS here are those UNABLE to comprehend his MAGNIFICENT beauty.
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King Herod is often portrayed this way in Jesus Christ Superstar.
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The evil Nekron in Fire and Ice is this to a T, but with this being a Frazetta film even he gets a shirtless swordfight scene eventually.
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Discussed by The Amazing Atheist in his review of Hercules, in which Scotty says that it was obvious that King Eurystheus would turn out to be evil because he had two pet peacocks and acted slightly effeminate. He was right.
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Bennett the Sage has moments of this even though he tries to hide it with Testosterone Poisoning.
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Captain Klutz's Sissyman is a fairly... blatant.. example.
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