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VILLAIN., An epithet used to cast contempt and contumely on the person to whom it is applied.
     2. To call a man a villain in a letter written to a third person, will entitle him to an action without proof of special damages. 1 Bos. & Pull. 331.

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While it may not always be a good idea to follow the bad guy out the door, in this case he was caught, so he can't go on to do this again.
And talking of the bad guys, the coppers that you get to shoot down in their hundreds are dumb.
After pounding the bad guy with a couple boxes of 200 grain hard cast .
It will be a step change but what worries me is that the bad guys also have AI.
The Bad Guys is essentially a graphic novel with more images that text per page.
The programme wouldn't be complete if it didn't feature sharptongued Mr Cruel himself, Simon Cowell, and former Coronation Street villain Brian Capron (aka Richard Hillman) is also among those offering their what keeps us rooting for the bad guys.
The occasion will then be a sort of a mesh where the good and the bad guys are separated.
Chuck Norris wannabe Ace can not think of anything better than to put on his "lucky" bulletproof vest which he has named 'Dineo' and head out to put the bad guys away.
So as not to be confused with the bad guys, I would like to order a "Good Guy" badge or patch.
But he fancied switching sides to become one of the bad guys in The Three Musketeers.
Good guys are constantly trying to think like the bad guys to expose weaknesses that put you at risk.
Bullies, bastards & bitches; how to write the bad guys of fiction.