Still, I believe good manners dictate that we should send out the welcome wagon.
~ Dr. Arliss Loveless.

Villains 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 opposite of Barbarians although it is common for them to shed their upper-class nature and become the savage monsters they really are (if at all); examples of Sophisticated Villains are RidleyProfessor RatiganHannibal Lecter and Nicole Wallace.

While some of these Villains may be genuinely friendly towards Heroes some Pure Evils can be Sophisticated as well since they act polite to manipulate others to do their bidding; good examples are Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, Magus, Katz and Lord Cutler Beckett.

This may also encompass Complex Villains with moral standings and views others are not able to properly describe; examples of this include Rick Sanchez and Shadow the Hedgehog.

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