Comics: Once Upon a Trope

Nefarious Plans


Minion points off page, looking panicked. The villain has steepled fingers and an evil grin. 

Minion: The hero has just made off with the crystal!

Villain: Just you wait, it’s all part of my plan.

A dark fortress burns in the background. The minion is crying while the villain still grins.

Minion: Our lair…

Villain: Just you wait, it’s all part of my plan!

Villain and minion are on the street in torn and dirty clothes, begging and picking food out of the trash. Behind the grinning villain, the disgruntled minion holds up a battered frying pan, ready to whack the villain over the head with it.

Villain: Just you wait –

The minion is talking to a guard. Behind them, the villain is lying on the ground, tied up. 

Minion: I’d like my bounty, please.

Villain: – it’s all part of my plan! Mwahahaha!



  1. Cay Reet

    Now, that looks like an interesting plan for sure…

  2. Julia

    The villain’s sidekick: the true hero of the story!

  3. A.R.

    I’m really curious about what this plan is, now. It involves…getting into the castle? In the deepest dungeon? Which is heavily guarded and well protected from breakouts…?

    I am confused. But I suppose this is why they’re called evil *geniuses*.

    • Cay Reet

      Loki does very much that in “The Avengers” – getting himself caught so he’ll be transferred to S.H.I.E.L.D.’s flying fortress.

      Usually, it’s rather the hero who gets themselves caught on purpose and then wreaks havoc on the villain’s lair. Yet, I can’t deny it could be a very, very clever plan.

  4. Nobody

    LOL! This is gold!

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