Still, I believe good manners dictate that we should send out the welcome wagon.
~ Dr. Arliss Loveless.
Sophisticated Villains are characters who are very cultivated and refined, often as a result of coming from or interacting with a higher social status. They usually act in a generally polite albeit condescending and opprobrious manner ranging from genuine respect to manipulating others.

They are the exact opposites of Barbarians although it is common for them to shed any upper-class natures and become the savage monsters they are if at all (e.g. RidleyProfessor Ratigan, Nicole Wallace).

While they may be genuinely friendly some Pure Evil can be Sophisticated as well since they act polite to manipulate others into doing their bidding (e.g. Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, Magus, KatzLord Cutler Beckett, Doc Scratch).

This may also encompass Complex Villains with moral standings and views others are unable to describe (i.e. Rick Sanchez, Shadow the Hedgehog).

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