|“||I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!||„|
|~ The Wicked Witch of the West famously vowing she'll get even with Dorothy Gale for killing her sister and obtaining her Ruby Slippers.|
This scenario involves the wrongdoer swearing that he or she will carry out an evil act. It can happen when the wrongdoer is plotting something wicked, decides to take matters into his or her own hands, or vows revenge, usually after being defeated. A villainous vow is usually directed at the hero, the hero's relatives, etc, although the villain can make his or her vow for himself or herself.
This usually falls under these circumstances:
- The villain is being banished or imprisoned or defeated at the beginning of a story and vows he/she will one day return and finish what he/she started.
- When the villain's relative is vanquished, he vows to avenge him/her.
- The villain pulls off a Karma Houdini in the end, vowing he will return to face the hero.
- The villain's plans fail, leading him to vow that when things don't go his way he'll try and make it happen one way or another.
- The villain vows to finish what a major antagonist started, usually in a sequel.
- The villain vows to carry out his evil plans himself when his henchmen fail him.
- The villain vows he will test the limits when it comes to his evil deeds.
- The villain vows he will have the heroine for his bride.