The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List: Items 18 and 19

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.
So. Eighteen and nineteen, which basically boil down to “never have kids, ever” and… well.
My first problem with these things is that they’re pretty obnoxiously sexist. The son’s ineffectual and guaranteed to rebel [...]

The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List: Items 11-17

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.
11. Be secure enough in superiority not to taunt enemies with riddle-clues or leave them alive to show they pose no threat. Really, I can’t argue with this—though I would like to [...]

The Generic Villain vs. The Evil Overlord List: Items 6-10

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.
6. Don’t gloat over the enemy’s predicament before killing them. I keep this one, with the caveat “Unless it suits your plans just as well if they live, and you know you [...]

The Generic Villain vs. Evil Overlord List Item #8

Yes, I’m still working through the Evil Overlord List. I imagine you have two questions right now: What happened to 6 and 7? And why is this only one item? The answer is simple: while the first five (and, for that matter, six and seven) fall easily into a paragraph or less, I found Item [...]

The Generic Villain vs. the Evil Overlord List, Part 1: Items 1-5

I suppose I can blame this one on Tom Coenen, for bringing up The Evil Overlord List a while back. The Management and I have both been familiar with The List for a while; I as long as this thing’s been running, she for about four years before then, I think somebody turned her loose [...]