The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List, Items 60-69

The Generic Villain continues a point-by-point facedown and update of that reference material of all baddies with imperial ambitions, The Evil Overlord List.
60. Don’t use any code or password that the five year old child adviser can break in under 30 [...]

The Generic Villain vs. the Accidentally Sentient Computer (Evil Overlord List Item 59)

The Generic Villain continues a point-by-point facedown and update of that reference material of all baddies with imperial ambitions, The Evil Overlord List.
The Evil Overlord List, Item 59 expressly forbids creating a sentient computer smarter than you are. It’s a sensible piece of [...]

The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List, Items 54-58

The Generic Villain continues a point-by-point facedown and update of that reference material of all baddies with imperial ambitions, The Evil Overlord List.
54. No striking a bargain with a demonic being and then double-crossing it simply to be contrary. Yes. Strike all the bargains you [...]

The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List, Items 47-53

The Generic Villain continues a point-by-point facedown and update of that reference material of all baddies with imperial ambitions, The Evil Overlord List.
47. If a callow youth is starting a quest to destroy you, get rid of him while he’s still a callow youth. I really can’t [...]

The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List, Item 46

The Generic Villain continues a point-by-point facedown and update of that reference material of all baddies with imperial ambitions, The Evil Overlord List.
Item 46 of the Evil Overlord List recommends responding to an adviser pointing out that The Hero is only one person and asking what one person can [...]

The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List, Items 41-45

The Generic Villain continues a point-by-point facedown and update of that reference material of all baddies with imperial ambitions, The Evil Overlord List.
41. Destroy all time-travel devices once power is secure. Heck, why wait? See how many time-travel devices you can work into the collateral damage while you’re still taking over—don’t [...]

The Generic Villain Returns from Sabbatical

Let’s face it, even villains need to take breaks (or through no fault of their own end up as Sealed Evil in a Can—most of these principles still apply). I’ve already talked about what to do if you’re on vacation, but what about when you get back? Just because some of us have deputies who [...]

Reprise: The Generic Villain Compliments the Enemy

Originally posted July 31, 2011.

I’ve talked a good amount about messing with the minds of your opponents. But there’s one thing I’ve found that tends to be really good for the job with minimum effort—no monetary outlay, no risks of experiments going horribly wrong, just a little thought and a little [...]

The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List, Items 41-45

The Generic Villain continues a point-by-point facedown and update of that reference material of all baddies with imperial ambitions, The Evil Overlord List.
41. Destroy all time-travel devices once power is secure. Heck, why wait? See how many time-travel devices you can work into the collateral damage while you’re still taking over—don’t [...]

The Generic Villain Runs Protagonists Into a Wall

Taking a break from the Evil Overlord List to talk about something near and dear to our hearts—keeping those blasted protagonists out of our hair. Sometimes, we just need to stall the living daylights out of them. We know we probably can’t kill them, or at least not all of them; we know that we [...]