Evil laugh

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An evil laugh is a stock manic laugh by a villain in fiction. In comic books, where supervillains utter such laughs, it is variously rendered as "mwahahaha", "muwhahaha", "muahahaha", "bwahahaha", or "kyahahaha" (female version) (Compared to "Ho ho ho"). These words are also commonly used on internet Blogs, BBSes, and games. There, they are generally used when some form of victory is attained, or to indicate superiority over someone else. The words are often used as either interjections or less frequently, as nouns. An evil laugh is often entertaining for friends because each one may be unique. The villain with the most famous evil laugh is debatably The Joker, especially the versions voiced by Mark Hamill.

In films, the evil laugh often fills the soundtrack even though the villain is off-camera. The laugh therefore follows the hero or victim as they try to escape. Examples include "Raiders of the Lost Ark", where Belloq's laugh fills the South American jungle while Indiana Jones attempts to escape from the Hovitos, and "Predator", where the Predator's evil laugh fills the jungle just before its self-destruct mechanism detonates.

ee also

*Megalomania
*The Joker
*Castle thunder

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_BUg_jG5nM]
*"Mwahahaha" is also the name of a [http://boardgamegeek.com/game/33581 board game] .
* [http:www.evillaughs.org]


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