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'I once heard somebody — I think it was Batman — say that criminals are a cowardly, superstitious lot. Let me just add that costumed ones are not all that bright either. If you had a so-called Philosopher's Stone that transmuted anything you wanted into anything else, would you put on a costume, steal something and then defy the cops to take you in?
Granted, the stuff changes back if you put the stone down but, still — is there anyone here who can't think of about a dozen ways to make a million with such a stone?' — Mark Shaw, Manhunter #7 When a person is pursuing a goal, especially if it's something tempting like wealth, fame, or political power, there may come a time when they have to choose between doing what's easy and doing what's right. At that moment the legitimate method of earning it may be slow, difficult, or unprofitable, while at the same time there's an illegal or unethical option that offers quicker gains to whoever can get away with it. On the other hand, assuming that the shady option is always the most expedient is a mistake that leaves a lot of would-be villains not only punished, but broke as well. They may think they're acting in their own interest, but often they screw themselves over because they don't realize that they could have done better—or at least reduced the risk of being caught and defeated by the heroes—by using more honest means. This is the villainous equivalent of: A baddie who constantly fails at beating the heroes might mean they'd get a lot more done if they did an honest day's work; any attempt at going straight is simply a. This may be more a factor of, and it's usually mentioned that the is after all.
Sometimes at a villain's death with 'If only, instead of for evil.' The example is contagious; even if gets a hold of secondhand ultratech, they just use it for ill-conceived attempts to either conquer other nations or abuse their citizens. Digital Video Essentials Iso Torrent on this page. This trope was very common in the early days of comic book superheroes like and. As the decades passed villains became more complex but the trope is still around in some form. This trope could almost be a case of. For all the criticisms thrown at comic book supervillains, quite a few real life criminals make this trope.
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When this is avoided, the turn to the side of good is usually planned well in advance. Heroes may even precipitate it by simply asking ' Sometimes this trope is subverted by villains who start out using their talents for legitimate gain, but who end up becoming villains for one reason or another. Sometimes a villain does market his inventions, but only to finance grander schemes and sometimes remarks, 'How do you think I got all my equipment without attracting attention?' Another subversion can be when the villain really does go straight, and is able to use the skills he demonstrated in his criminal career to land a legitimate job.
This last one is for former criminals who manage to find legitimate work, or even start their own businesses, after getting busted. (It was common practice of (legal) casinos in Las Vegas - and later Atlantic City - to hire men who (successfully) ran illegal gambling operations in other parts of the country, because these people had specialized skills and experience in the gambling trade. And even now, casinos sometimes hire known cheaters to catch other cheaters, because they know all the tricks.) Compare. May justify it because the character already is swimming in money and is seeking something else. The trope itself is also, or at least a, due to the difficulty of those with criminal records getting honest work. After that first public criminal act, the villain may have trouble convincing the public that the new invention doesn't secretly brainwash purchasers, hijack computers, control the weather, etc.
Finally, there's also the that seems to assume that because someone manages to invent some sort of amazing new product, they will also automatically be successful at marketing it. Just because someone has the science smarts to develop something brilliant doesn't necessarily mean that they also have the business smarts to sell it effectively. And if you try and sell your product to a business, there's always the danger of a cheating you out of your rightful share of the profits.
See Also: where a business that is serving as a front operation for a criminal activity or organization becomes so successful in its own right that characters decide to pursue it as a legitimate business. A subtrope of.
Compare,, and. Contrast and. See also and for the possible. Can end up leading to when put into practice. Pre-Crisis, this was pretty much played straight.
In fact, the specific scene that named the trope featured a Lex Luthor being brought in to consult with some government officials who wanted to wipe out the. The meeting took ten minutes, during which Luthor designed an effective weapon to use on the moss-covered monster, for which Luthor was cut a check for $20,000,000. After, Lex Luthor was retooled into an amoral billionaire industrialist, subverting this trope by showing that he was still a brilliant scientist and engineer, but had used his inventions to become fabulously wealthy. • beautifully subverts this trope in his novel, which asserts that Lex regularly maintains multiple false identities as prominent scientists, businessmen, and even artists; and that they are his world-conquering and Superman-busting schemes require.
In other words, Lex is perfectly capable of playing the legitimate marketplace like a fiddle and regularly does so as a matter of course, but because he views himself as an, he considers the idea of just playing by society's rules and getting rich and famous to be beneath him. He only views the money thus earned as a means to an end — that end being conquest of the world and the destruction of Superman, two things polite society frowns upon. Also, although no one remembers it (a fact Maggin has lamented), the name 'LexCorp' actually in Maggin's story 'The Ghost Of Superman Future,' a that depicted Luthor in his old age and marketing his inventions, as well as becoming friends with Superman again • A year or so before the, Marv Wolfman wanted to write a story where Luthor 'goes legit' and becomes a respected businessman, in the process and therefore becoming a much harder opponent for Superman to fight.
Considered this for Luthor and nixed the idea, so Wolfman rewrote the script with as the villain in question. The resultant story feels a little forced, as Superman seems to take the whole thing very personally, despite the fact that he and Savage didn't have anywhere near the history that he and Lex did. By Wolfman's own account, this is where the idea for Lex's Post-Crisis persona originated. • In post-Crisis continuity, it is established that Lex Luthor became a corporate tycoon through his invention of the Lex Wing, a military airplane that Lex claimed made him an aeronautical revolutionary on the scale of John Glenn, or Neil Armstrong. • In, a into Lex Luthor's day-to-day life, we see more of Lex outside of plotting to kill Superman.
In the series, he has both built the Science Spire, a giant skyscraper-research lab-tribute to human ingenuity and bankrolled Hope, a new superhero who is actually an elaborate artificial human. It's ultimately deconstructed, as he ends up destroying both as part of a plan where the main outcome seems to be 'make Superman look bad to people'. For all his humanist talk, Lex's obsessions with Superman are blinding him to reality and the good he could be doing for others. • In several stories, this is shown to part of why Superman cares so much about Luthor, and at times, pities him. Superman may be powerful, but. Luthor, on the other hand, is a scientist, and therefore capable of helping people on a completely different level. If he put his mind to it, he could probably cure every disease, eliminate hunger and poverty, and bring humanity to the stars.
Instead, he takes time off from extortion and corporate skulduggery to stuff space rocks into robots and hold orphanages hostage. • Played straight with enemy and off-and-on Luthor ally Prometheus, a of ol' Batsy who also happens to be a of such talent that Lex actually offers to cut him a check in exchange for the advanced technology he's come up with. Prometheus turns him down, though, because he also happens to be a who only sees his technology as a means to an end (destroying institutions of justice) and, like Bronze Age Lex detailed above, sees the idea of making money legitimately as beneath him. • Subverted with Doctor Sivana of fame.
He started in his youth as an idealistic scientist brimming with ideas to change the world for the better with superscience even Luthor would gape. Then he met the corporate world. Said encounter tremendously embittered him, showing him the world won't change without good reason and enough power to change the status quo. He resolved to change the world, and that's how a brilliant scientist got broken into the very image of the. • is almost the patron-saint of this trope. It's been shown countless times over multiple media that, if Edward Nigma actually used his amazing intellect for honest endeavors, he'd be rolling in cash.
It's also been shown that he also could be if he merely focused on the task at hand instead of following his obsession with riddles and trying to prove he's smarter than everyone else. On occasion he's tried to commit robberies without leaving riddles, but he just can't resist the compulsion to send them Batman's way. At which point the Riddler came to the realization that he really is insane and needed treatment.
•: • Doom could have probably taken over the world financially in far less time, with less effort and without any legal opposition if he just incorporated rather than maintaining his feudal and venting his. Especially since people in the are constantly shown to value security over freedom. This is mirrored by his heroic counterpart,, who seemingly makes more money patenting and then not selling his inventions, and thus not overly-disrupting the similarities between Marvel Earth and. 'Doomwar' reveals that he actually does use his technology to make money, albeit secretly. Ever wonder how he's able to fund his various schemes or afford to construct all that incredible technology (including his never-ending army of )?
Turns out he's involved in thousands of perfectly legal businesses, and has made a killing in patents for robotics and medical research. • For all that he ends up being in practice, of the is in theory one of the most powerful people on Earth, combining strength roughly equal to 's with. Even if being capable of lifting mountains, immunity to any non-magical attack, not even being fazed by being, and being incapable of getting hungry or tired doesn't present options in the legitimate world, Juggernaut could be a lot more of a villain than simply being a roving. You would think he could make millions as a running back in American Football, even as he is today. Justified, since his powers come from a named Cyttorak that wants him to wreak havoc. If Juggy ever did go legit or try to be a less mindlessly destructive villain, Cyttorak would depower him.
Which is exactly what happened when Juggernaut made a and joined the X-Men; his power kept declining to the point that the Wrecking Crew (superhuman in their own right, but normally Juggy could beat them in his sleep) flatted him. Not long after, and to get the power he needed he cut a deal with Cyttorak that he'd return to his evil ways afterward. This provided a good example of how strong a fully empowered Juggernaut is, as Hulk couldn't overpower him and could only win by turning Juggernaut's unstoppable momentum against him. • Eventually subverted by the first Icicle, Joar Mahkent. He went into villainy partly for the thrills, but he used his time in jail to work on his inventions and made a legitimate fortune once he reformed, half of which he left to. • Averted with the character. Able to flawlessly imitate anyone's physical abilities after seeing them in action once, he initially made money and his reputation training flunkies for, teaching them how to take down their superhero opponents.
Once it became known he was a mercenary, not merely a dedicated villain, legitimate governments and law enforcement started hiring him to teach their people on how to take down superpowered threats. Download Optitex 12 Full Crack there. To the extent that, in his first appearance, he concludes that if he stayed and fought, he could probably defeat the entire Avengers team (and one of their more powerful line-ups at that). However, he sees no profit in it or point to fighting superheroes, and runs away instead. • Subverted by the villain Purple Man, who has pheromone-based mind-control powers. He lived the high life without doing anything to attract super-hero attention — only to get caught by Doctor Doom and used as a component in a world-conquest gizmo. • Averted with Universe villain Kaizen Gamorra who sells battle-droids and pleasure robots to finance his country's terrorism.
• Upheld with the main character from the 1950's horror comic 'The Man Who Tricked The Devil', a rich, and famous lawyer. He wants to use his legal expertise to flaunt that he can • Defied with villain Kang The Conqueror. He journeyed back to 1900 Wisconsin, and used his futuristic technology to start a company as the aptly named Victor Timely.
• Discussed with (2004 series, Kate Spencer version) in which the titular character tells her technical support and former supervillain weapons designer, Dylan Battles, to imagine what would happen if he focused his talents on curing cancer. In the at the end of the series, it is revealed that Dylan has become extremely wealthy, because the government is willing to pay big money to keep weapons patents off the market. • Subverted with the Turtle Man, a Silver Age villain that the Flash (Barry Allen) fought from time to time. After he inherited a fortune, he realized that he didn't need to commit crimes to make money any more.
But he still did so - simply because it was fun. • In a storyline showing the alternate reality of Tom Stone, Tom (Stone) manages to convince would-be science villain Paul Saveen to use his genius for good by pointing out that while his plan to hold the city for ransom with his recent discovery phlogisten could get him thousands, selling phlogisten as a cheap heating source would make him a millionaire. • Earlier in the same conversation, Saveen all but directly stated that he was turning to villainy because his inventions up to now had gone ignored; for instance, there's no market for his flying car in Millennium City because they can't safely navigate the city's system of cable cars.
• Inverted in — While acting as a paid consultant, the Floronic Man discovers Swamp Thing's, only to be promptly fired. His employer treated him as disposable, and drastically underestimated the importance of the reveal. Also literally inverted later in the same series when the same group of villains who hired the Floronic Man hire Lex Luthor as a consultant to help take out Swamp Thing because, as one of them puts it, 'He has a certain amount of experience in fighting invincible enemies.' The consult takes five minutes, for which Luthor is paid $10 million. Morrow beats Luthor having built multiple fully sapient androids and working tesseracts, and fellow Professor Ivo is similar, having created Amazo, an android with 'adaptive cells' capable of duplicating superpowers. Both collaborating together created an even more advanced model of superpowered android whose AI successfully developed concepts deliberately left out of her programming.
However, Ivo is severely thanatophobic, and only developed the machine as a means to develop actual immortality. Morrow is just uncaring about such things, thinking he can always just rob another bank as long as he can keep developing his machines, and in the rare occasion he actually pays for anything, he just hacks the seller's account to pay for his purchase.
• Upheld in Demon #0 (Garth Ennis series, 1993-1995), where the human host, Jason Blood, as an unscrupulous World War I arms merchant, wishes to use the titular character to bring about an earlier Allied victory. However, the Demon likes all the bloodshed, and human depravity brought on by the war, and goes against Mr. Blood's plans. • has Beetle, who despite being a Valedictorian of Columbia Law dreams of becoming a supervillain.
Her father Tombstone is disappointed in this, stating that she's much too smart for such antics as he feels that being an is essentially legitimized crime that you can't get arrested for. •: • Mammoth Mogul decided to pull this. He took over Robotnik's old Casino Night Zone, renamed it the Casino Night Club, hired most of Robotnik's old Badniks, including and decided to park his keister there. Of course, this was less about turning legit and more about letting time defeat Sonic as Mogul's immortal.
• In the universe, this role goes to, who becomes a multimedia icon in a -like story, owning and her own TV company. She even engineers a for for the sole purpose of more money and fame. • arch-enemy Bullseye has the ability to throw any object with perfect accuracy with enough force to kill someone. Before becoming a super-villain (according to one of his many origin stories), he was a major league baseball player whose skill meant he always pitched a no-hitter. He could've easily just stayed in this job and never committed a single crime in his whole life but quit so he could satisfy his inherent bloodlust, and ended his career by using a pitch to murder a batter. Bullseye even admitted to that he barely spends any of the money he earns as an assassin, and that he could very well be richer than Norman. The only reason he charges anything is just to see how much people are willing to offer for his services.
He kills people because it's fun. • In the comic book story 'My Little Town', the villain is an alien who is using a to shrink Earth's cities, then sell them as 'highly accurate miniatures' in order to earn enough money to repair his spaceship. Mickey forces the alien to re-enlarge each city, then points out that there's a faster and more honest way the alien can make money with his ray—by buying a cheap, tiny diamond and enlarging it to a colossal size.
• Played with in an issue of Marvel Adventures:. Has apparently gone straight, and starts a very profitable Broadway special effects show. However, the show is actually just a distraction so that Mysterio can go out and rob nearby hotels and businesses. When called out on his seemingly boneheaded move, Mysterio says it was never about the money, but the challenge and the thrill of deception. • Many Spider-Man villains, like Vulture and the version of the Shocker, zig-zag this trope: They started out wanting to be legit entrepreneurs and inventors but after being victimized by unscrupulous types they turn to crime.
• Subverted, perhaps even Deconstructed, with retcon-villain Clash, from the Post-Secret-Wars Learning To Crawl subseries in The Amazing Spider-Man. A brilliant nerd (not unlike Peter) who was present as Spider-Man's first fight with Crusher Hogan, Clash begins using his supreme intellect to craft a 'superhero' identity for himself, utilizing sound wave. His intention is to be an entertainment act, like Spider-Man was before Uncle Ben's murder. Instead, he winds up quite believably sliding down the Slippery Slope before becoming a full-on supervillain, who gets thrashed by Spidey, arrested, and because of his criminal record, forced to be a henchmen for several years.
Finally, he runs into Spider-Man again, who promptly offers him a job at Parker Industries (on the condition that he leaves his Clash shenanigans behind). • In Victor Fries aka Mr. Freeze invents a machine that allows Hush to remove Catwoman's heart and keep her alive, and preserve the heart while it's out of her body.
Hush says in a throwaway line that Fries is ahead of his time, and the work he'd done could merit a Nobel Prize if he'd done it legitimately. Just think about the money he could make adapting the machine to help organ transplant patients! Terrific describes the device's ingenuity as, '.Luthor Level, maybe even Apokolips.' For the record that is the third smartest man in the world comparing this device to something made by either the smartest man in the world, or an alien demigod. • has a recurring minor named Jenna Duffy. Originally a pickpocket and con artist, she became a mook working for Tweedledum and Tweedledee and took up the mantle of The Carpenter.
After a few run ins with Batman she decided to actually learn how to build stuff and became a proper carpenter, making a pretty tidy amount of money. Though she mostly does civilian work now, she occasionally does work for supers on due to her skill in • had in one Christmas story a villain who took in shipments of junk, then used a ray to turn it into new, high-quality goods. Huge profit potential, right? Except he was actually removing a disguise field on the items, one put in place at least a full day before. The military and espionage applications for the disguise field and its counter, and thus the potential for vast profits, should be fairly obvious.
He and his partners used it as a way of evading tariffs and duties on high-end goods. •: In 'Enter the Dragons - Exit Scooby Doo', the villain behind the robot dragons is Bernie, a robotics scientist who, needing funds to pay for his research, used the dragons to scare everyone away from Chinatown so he could steal the stores' money and use it to pay for his work. Shaggy suggests Bernie could have sold the robots in Hollywood. Bernie likes the idea. • In, this is combined with. Zodon is a who spends most of his free time and/or, only to get foiled by the school's staff or his fellow students. In an alternate universe without metahumans, his counterpart just makes meme-tastic websites and sells them for millions of dollars.
• has managed to 'convince' a number of villains that it is better for them to find a more practical way to use their abilities. For example,, visually a of, now steals money from willing people through his casino. • This is a major plotpoint in. Orange Lantern both works to support this and avert.
The reason for this trope is also pointed out - most villains don't have the social skills or the brains to make legal money off their powers, most of them can only think of using them as a club. Of the ones who have both the smarts and the people skills, usually the various mad scientists and variations thereof such as Leonard Snarl (Captain Cold), most of those guys are usually legitimately insane or mentally ill and don't care or want legal work. Snarl is brought up as a specific example, he has severe paranoia and psychosis due to his abusive father and isn't capable of functioning in a civilian setting. The Terror Twins are the other example, they didn't know any way to use their power other than to steal, until Orange Lantern points out that they are perfect for specialized heavy labor.
• Subverted in, when the head of the HCS decides to sell the group's advanced weaponry to countries like North Korea before he disbands the organization. • has two: • Sweetie Belle setting up such a deal with the diamond dogs by, in her own words, showing them some of the nice things those gemstones can buy. In the process she ultimately ended up turning them into a peaceful society that co-exists with ponies. • Though subtle, it's implied the 'two lankey stallions' that design and maintain Environment Equestria's fleet of vehicles are the Flim Flam brothers who decided at some point to drop the scams and market their technology directly.
• In, Flim and Flam have started a legitimate company that's revolutionizing technology in Equestria, which is another thing upsetting a lot of traditionalists. • Harry points this out to Voldemort in.