How do you make him threatening?

Inmate
Inmate

This is your BBEG
How do you make him threatening?

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RumChicken
RumChicken

@Inmate
He's also a cannibal

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Inmate
Atomic eye lasers

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Inmate
His voice creates reality, his silence uncreates it.

likme
likme

He eats eyeballs

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Inmate

Make him high-level wuxia kung fu wizard. Nobody will expect it.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Inmate
it's a King Ralph game

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Inmate
He wants to magical realm your PCs

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Inmate
He frequently sentences people to painful and brutal death for the most trivial of reasons.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Inmate
Simple. Don't have murderhobos in your game. You want to threaten a Character, you threaten what he can't protect. If your PCs are murderhobos, the only thing they have to protect is themselves, and that is their JOB...

So don't allow murderhobos. Make them have backstory that provides weaknesses and targets. Or make them regular people that can't defend themselves.

Those are your options.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Inmate
He's really fucking rich

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@RumChicken
A little from column A

@AwesomeTucker
A little from column B.

takes2long
takes2long

@Inmate
BBEG

How tvtropish of you.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

He's already scary because this is a man who will do exactly whatever he wants

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@takes2long
Haha no. Dude he's not really the BBEG, he was just a Misunderstood Loner, Acrofatic, Lawful Good, The Obi-Wan. Because I'm subverting the tropes, that means my work has artistic and creative merit.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

All the make up is covering his withered lich face; he has no concern for human life and throws away the lives of the "uncultured poors" whenever it suits his interest, or more often than not just for fun. His personality is very deceptive of his true nature and while he seems like a fat ignorant coward he is also a narcissistic psychopath that uses money and social power to go unpunished for heresy and serial murder (lets add some kind of creepy sex thing just to really sell how bad of a guy he is.)

Lets make a scene here as example:

The kind and pretty city shop keeper the PC's met first into town is dragged to his estate by his peraonal gang...i mean guard. He wants to marry her. She's disgusted and insults him. He gets angry because he is quote, "An Adonis, a work of art a silly little peasant girl like yourself doesn't have the brains to appreciate, but love can grow with time." *he tries to kiss her and she bites his tongue. He backs away screaming and orders his guard to restrain her then he orders one of them to kill her. The guard hesitates. He takes the knife from the guards hands and does it himself. Then kills tge guard that hesitated with the same blood drenched knife and order the other guards to get him his physician and drag the bodies out.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Inmate
You and your party are bottom-of-the-barrel video game developers. And he posted a critical review of your game.

TechHater
TechHater

@TurtleCat
I prefer it to be he's literally the only man on earth who can fund it

5mileys
5mileys

@Inmate

He breaks the party's wagon.

Repeatedly.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Inmate
MC&D. Dreamlands branch. 87th proxy company. President Lawenda. Fae Lord with the ear of the worst the waking world can offer. When the Fae balk at what a mortal desires, President Lawenda is there to step in and close the deal. And he is always closing the deal. Parts of the Innocent Alive is what he does best, what earned him that fat. Seen at a majority of the big-spender dinner parties, which means he has dirt in the cracks and between his nails for sure. This is what malice wears when it wants to make you powerless. But he can still be stopped. All you have to do,

Is choose one last night at the opera.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Inmate

His goal is to rape you. He might succeed, because he is rich and can hire muscle.

Imagine it.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Inmate
Cannibal pedophile in the vein of John Wayne Gacy

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Inmate
"I can't believe someone wished Freiza into a human form."

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Inmate
Is that Jim Stirling?
God he is one ugly dude isn't he?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Inmate
@cum2soon
this is a thinly veiled "look, I'm from /pol/ and this litteraly who e-celeb is triggering me ! React, please !" thread
(You)

5mileys
5mileys

@Fuzzy_Logic

This /pol/ paranoia is going to far. You just thought a guy was from /pol/ because he said someone was ugly. Are you insane?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Fuzzy_Logic
Not that guy, but while I appreciate your service in bitching out /pol/ wherever they show their faces, you are currently overdoing it.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Evil_kitten
So, he's a decadent ruler with a taste for human flesh, with a preference for little girl eyeballs. He also have a fuckhuge load of mercenary, paid with the money of his overtaxed commoner.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@cum2soon
He just looks like a standard fat guy to me, nothing special physically either way.
Maybe I have an high tolerance to ugliness but I'm often surprised by what people on Internet consider as being remarkably ugly.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@takes2long
Complaining about BBEG
ugh

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Methnerd

He is extremely fat.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Spazyfool
Make them have backstory that provides weaknesses and targets.
This is the exact mentality that creates murderhobos though. You sound like the kind of DM that goes out their way to ensure that they have some sort of way to produce cheap drama or force players back on the rails. Outside of the cunts that exist purely to live out their edgy fantasies murderhobo players are typically folks that get sick and tired of putting in the work in story or in game to get something nice like a family or a shop only to have their gm wreck it all in five minutes because he thinks it's always going to be good for driving a story forward.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Emberburn
He’s extremely fat and has severe back problems, but can’t seem to link the two.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@takes2long
sorry, antagonist
is that better?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Inmate
Who is this faggot? He looks vaguely familiar.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Spamalot

you are too pure for our mortal world sir

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Emberburn
For you

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Soft_member
No. one can be typed faster and this is a text based web site of communication.
Hold fast to your beliefs

happy_sad
happy_sad

@BlogWobbles
Jim Sterling, a /v/ guy hated by /pol/.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@VisualMaster
Are you serious? In one of his videos he apologizes for being low energy because his back hurts, then says "haha, yes obvious fat joke in the comments".

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@happy_sad
Oh shit really? Goddamn, his disguise fooled me. I guess for an annoying videogame reviewer he has a pretty good bluff skill.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Inmate
Efficient economic policy

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@takes2long
Hating Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Fag.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@BlogWobbles
Youtuber/games journalist named Jim Sterling.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@New_Cliche
Cannibal pedophile in the vein of John Wayne Gacy
One 14 year old and two 15 year olds; all the other boys were 16-21.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Inmate
He's already terrifying.

Nojokur
Nojokur

child rapist

massdebater
massdebater

@5mileys
It's important to make /pol/fags feel unwelcome because they tend to come directly from The_Donald and act like every board is the Internet Hate Machine they heard about on the news. You have to suppress them or they'll think everyone wants to hear their jokes.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Just dress up as him as you DM, give them some oddly normal if slightly annoying voice. Act like them before and after session. Why scare player characters, when you can scare the players?

whereismyname
whereismyname

Tell him Dark Souls doesn't need an easy mode and watch him chimp out for hours in front of a camera.

Evilember
Evilember

@massdebater
to defeat /pol/ you must become /pol/
sure thing /pol/fag

StonedTime
StonedTime

@hairygrape
So would you be reading retarded posts from rpg.net instead of idiotic video game comments or what

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

He actually looks a little like the bad guy in my campaign at the moment.

Grotesque, fat, glorified banker who has risen to a great amount of power in the vacuum left after a war.

He's fickle, short tempered, easily offended and due to the cities quite strict ban on capitol punishment, has people mutilated as punishment instead.

Perceived offenses can lead to the loss of fingers, or a hand (or a testicle, as one PC was threatened with)

He keeps a harem of young women of multiple races, is clearly corrupt as they come, but there's nothing anyone can do about it

Nojokur
Nojokur

@massdebater
You can't make cancer feel unwelcome. It doesn't care. That's why it's cancer.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@StonedTime
put on overdone effeminate voice
read posts from 5e playtest about how martials shouldn't be allowed to have nice things
Might actually make some people feel at home.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@whereismyname
The dude likes dark souls.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Nojokur
He also spergs out about how it "needs" an easy mode. If he actually liked it he'd know pyromancy in the first game is the easy mode.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Inmate
Make the players feel uncomfortable in the BBEG's presence.
Make him fondle his nipples while monologuing and laughing awkwardly.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Evilember
@Nojokur
It's radiotherapy. It's how we dealt with furfags and ponyfags. Both of those groups roved around Veeky Forums making thinly veiled threads about their creepy and off-putting obsession until their meme weakened, and then they realized they couldn't post normally anymore without getting a tonne of abuse. Eventually they either stopped doing it or went somewhere to be with people like them.

/pol/tards are essentially furfags but with less overt fetishism and more of a sense of entitlement.

If anything it's more important to make /pol/tards feel unwelcome because they think they belong here.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@whereismyname
someone doesn't like Jim Sterling therefore they are /pol/

The dude is pretty unlikable user you don't have to be /pol/ to dislike him. He's a pretty abrasive person and that "character" of his in the OP is just him bitching and moaning about cherry picked comments he's found on the internet and is the embodiment of "I AM SILLY" throwing out his credibility.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Inmate
Is that suppose to be Queen Brahne cosplay?

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Firespawn
I don't give a shit about Jim Sterling. I was talking about /pol/.

Here's a link to the video you don't like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QidBCKYVCMA

Now everyone can watch the video and make up their own minds.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@RumChicken
I don't give a shit about Jim Sterling. I was talking about /pol/.

You were calling a guy /pol/ because he doesn't like Jim Sterling.

farquit
farquit

@Bidwell
No, it’s a caricature Jim Sterling threw together for his main show to read forum & twitter posts maligning casual gamers, in term mocking the self proclaimed hardcore gamers who would make at times ridiculous statements as people are decidedly want to do on the Internet.

Then he spun it off into a stand alone series that’s like two or three episodes deep of him reading the pull quotes in this ridiculously foppish manner. Some people like it, it doesn’t entirely gel with me.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@RumChicken
that entire video

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@farquit
Most of his content seems pretty niche, personally I only turn in for the weekly Jimquisition since they're pretty well written and I can never get enough FucKonami News.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

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askme
askme

@Garbage Can Lid
Oh agreed. Though I actually started listening to Podquisition because he’s just talking about the same kind of thing he talks about on his YouTube show but without the over the top character so crafted. And yeah FucKonami News is always nice, and I’ve been enjoying his current vendetta against WB Interactive, but we’re getting off topic.

@Inmate
Okay, I’m going to play into the core concept of the character and present him as a full and true minmaxer or optimizer who in part breaks the fourth wall to call the players casuals in their playstyle and build.

Or I would play up that he’s some foppish madman who leads a cult. Initially presented as an eccentric patron for the party until they discover his secrets and just how well connected he is. Upon learning the players are plotting against him having seen his true intention, witnessing a abominable ritual or sacrifice in which he took part or some such, he pays them a casual social visit somewhere the party otherwise feel is safe while making specific veiled threats against their actions if they’ve shown to be the type that may work against, or remotely sensing them définitives parts of a loved one across multiple parcels if they’re the type to say fuck the rules and try to murder hobo their way into and out of trouble in broad daylight.

Perhaps he is rolling with other nobles. Connected to various guilds and military figures. With a reputation beyond reproach beyond his eccentricity and let the players know just how easily he thinks he can move against him.

If D&D he is also some kind of Wizard.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Inmate
He’s blackmailing you with dick pics that you had caricatured for the bar wenches.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Snarelure
He also spergs out about how it "needs" an easy mode
No, he doesn't. All he ever said was "I'd be fine with it if it were an option, even if I personally wouldn't use it."

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

He wants to use a dildo bat on you.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@kizzmybutt

I don't really see more options as a bad thing. I mean, I like Dark Souls being hard but some people might be more into the exploration aspects and enjoying the environment than the punishing boss fights. Working out how invasions/cooperation works there will be the tricky bit.

massdebater
massdebater

@Inmate
One name: Kefka

WebTool
WebTool

@cum2soon
Are there any good looking fat guys?

massdebater
massdebater

@Spazyfool
This is why people make murderhobos.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Inmate
Cringing prompts psychic damage

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

He acquired atma weapons

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Inmate

He has a monstrous pet.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Inmate
a fat nobleman with bizzare mannerisms
speaks in an extremely high pitched voice, draws out certain syllables
always within arms reach of a ceremonial urn
a tall, silent man dressed in tattered black robes and a wide brimmed hat shadows his every step
his body guard possesses incredible prowess in battle, and will rise from any injury, no matter how grievous
throughout the campaign, the party learns that the mysterious bodyguard is the adoptive son of the nobleman
his parents died when his brother burnt down their manor, and rumor has it he still lives, looking to finish the job
It could work

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@WebTool
Well girls like big, bald biker guys with long beards. Probably a bara thing

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@cum2soon
You peasant! That's Duke Amiel du H'ardcore, gaming elite. Don't go anywhere near him if you're a CAZ-YOU-UHL!!!

Methshot
Methshot

@WebTool
brian blessed

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Inmate
One attribute:
MECHANICAL
SPIDER
LEGS

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

He's the King's brother and any direct attempts at thwarting him will bring the King's wrath down on the party.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@CodeBuns
That's pretty much my main problem with him. He makes great commentary on shitty business practices, but he's so over-the top and extreme in everything he says that you can't trust the slightest bit of nuance in anything he says. Even if something is a mixed situation, or has multiple viewpoints, he'll give the opinion that it's 100% right or wrong and anyone not on his side is retarded.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Inmate
A lot of money with a fetish for torture.

At the beginning pick a player and have him make 2 characters. Then murder the first with slow descriptive torture as that fat painted fuck gets off to it.

Have the people in poverty and the rich paying guards to put them down. Make sure to focus on the rich being dicks fo no reason and the poor being actually good people. Avoid making it political if you can.

Cunts with money.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Inmate
give him a time-manipulating stand, works everytime
t.Araki

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@RumChicken

You are the person going to a thread and bringing up /pol/ when nobody else did, and starting a /pol/ discussion from thin air.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@CodeBuns
defending retarded Youtube comments

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Inmate
Jabba the Hutt, but more effeminate.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Inmate
He already looks threatening as fuck. That guy strikes me as the kind of monarch who could go from having a friendly, joyful chat with a guest to serving him his own first born son baked into a pie due to some percieved slight or just for shits and giggles.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Sir_Gallonhead
The problem is that he only cherrypicks the most outrageous and indefensible comments on the other side, so it makes the opposition look utterly retarded and him a veritable genius, when in reality the opposition may have some very valid points he's just ignoring.
Haven't watched the video in question, but I've seen enough aristocrat segments in his jimquisitions to get the jist, and then get annoyed at their inclusion.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@kizzmybutt
The problem is that he only cherrypicks the most outrageous and indefensible comments...
Yes, that is the entire point. Because it's funny to
on the other side
... on the other side of what ? Of raw stupidity ?
the opposition may have some very valid points he's just ignoring
I'm gonna ignore you, instead.

Also
/v/

Booteefool
Booteefool

@StonedTime
other sides of arguments do not exist
And I really never found the segment funny.
Do agree though, the fuck is this doing on Veeky Forums

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@massdebater
Mein schwarze Kamerade.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@kizzmybutt
You know the entire point of that series it to laugh at the extreme end of "I'm the most hardcore gamer ever! CASUALS GET OUT REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!1!", right?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Inmate
A foppish 18th Century European aristrocrat who only speaks in kiddie tier vidya forum comments, or Jim Sterling?
in b4 there's no difference

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@WebTool
Jack black

likme
likme

@Inmate
Is that that Videogame Autist who sent of his own semen-covered face to a video game dev over twitter?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@WebTool
Chubby Chris Pratt

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Booteefool
It's not an argument though. He's just taking the piss out of shrill, pompous elite gamers. Cherrypicking the stupidest ones is the entire point.

Not everything is a debate, user. It's the sole purpose of speech. It's not even a good way to determine the truth. You can make a solid argument for anything if you try, but that doesn't mean all things are equally reasonable.

Obviously this has touched a nerve and you want to feel you're offended for some other reason than the fact that someone is making fun of your "side."

farquit
farquit

@Inmate
Make him the incarnation of Emperor Nero,

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Inmate
BBEG

Bleh.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@likme

WHAT. I need the story.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@WebTool
James Corden?

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Firespawn
due to some percieved slight
the kid was casul

Techpill
Techpill

@Inmate
One word: Roistland. His manservant is the only thing that's even remotely dangerous about him. He's completely non-threatening, even when armed.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Methnerd
Dude's talking about Chris-Chan/Christian Weston Chandler. Google him, he has his own wiki, called the CWCki(pronounced, "quickie").

This is Jim Sterling.

TechHater
TechHater

@takes2long
*tips fedora*

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@kizzmybutt
he only cherrypicks the most outrageous and indefensible comments
No shit, that's the point. He's representing the dumbest of the dumbfucks. Seriously cannot see how you can feel uncomfortable with this unless at some point you made one of those dumbass comments

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Inmate
@RavySnake
@Methnerd
Dude's talking about Chris-Chan/Christian Weston Chandler.
No, I am pretty sure he is talking about Jim Sterling.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@kizzmybutt
@StonedTime
@hairygrape
@lostmypassword
Defending Sterling
Ever

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Inmate

He's good at planning and schemed your house out of a pretty lucrative snake farm.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@StonedTime

That looks like fake sperm though, a bit too milky white when it concentrates in droplets.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

He's the jolly king everyone loves. He acts nice and tries to show everything he's doing is for his people with great tales spun to impress them. All while he's covertly worming his way through other kingdoms taking them over easily with misdirection and clever ploys until eventually he rules the whole land, that's when he'll be ready for the second part of his plan, and he'll need to start being tyrannical to cause the amount of sacrifices he needs for his summoning.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

The actual BBEG shows up, raises him as a zombie that shoots atomic lasers from it's eyes.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Inmate
He needs souls to keep alive, he's trying to take yours. He also dresses his victims corpses in tutus.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@lostmypassword
@StonedTime

It's shampoo.

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