|“||Big evil laughs can come in small packages, and they don't get any smaller than Plankton. Plankton may be tiny, but he's got a devious brain, loud voice, and endless amounts of malicious determination. He often dissolves into laughter, especially when he's scheming to achieve his goal of stealing the Krabby Patty secret formula to get customers to come to his own eatery, the Chum Bucket. His laugh can range from low and intimidating to booming and menacing. Some might say he's trying to compensate for something. But if there's anything creepier than his laugh, it's his agonizing scream of terror when things go wrong.||„|
|~ Rebecca Brayton on Plankton's cry of defeat.|
Just like the Evil Laugh, the Cry of Defeat is a common villain trope, yet it is when the evildoer gives out a loud scream or yell before, during, or after he or she is defeated, especially in the end and/or whenever his or her plans fail. This can often be connected to a Villainous Breakdown. It can often come across as a bloodcurdling shriek, shouting angry words, or, most often, a big "NO!"
The villain lets out a cry of defeat when:
- The villain's devious plans fail.
- He/she is about to meet his/her doom.
- The villain is destroyed, taken away, imprisoned, or even killed.
- The villain is thwarted and/or outwitted by the hero.