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26th Jun '17 10:29:13 PM DustSnitch
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** [[spoiler:Sienna Brooks]] in ''[[Literature/DanBrownsInferno Inferno]]''.
8th Jun '17 8:45:19 PM HamburgerTime
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** Order of the Phoenix: Dolores Umbridge.

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** Order of the Phoenix: [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Dolores Umbridge.Umbridge]], with [[HeadInTheSandManagement Minister Cornelius Fudge]] as an utterly passive and toothless GreaterScopeVillain.
22nd May '17 3:31:09 PM DustSnitch
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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare has various antagonists in his plays. The comedies tend to lack them though; if a major antagonist ''is'' present in a comedy, they will rarely be legitimately evil. [[note]]This list is incomplete. Feel free to help.[[/note]]
** ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'': [[OverprotectiveDad Baptista Minola.]]
** ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': [[CardCarryingVillain Aaron the Moor.]]
** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': [[FeudingFamilies The heads of the Montague and Capulet families]], though Tybalt is the most antagonistic.
** ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'': [[GreedyJew Shylock]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or Antonio and Portia.]]
** ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'': [[BastardBastard Don John.]]
** ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'': [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Malvolio.]]
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'': [[EvilUncle Claudius.]]
** ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'': [[ManipulativeBastard Iago.]]
** ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'': [[VillainProtagonist Macbeth.]]
** ''Theatre/KingLear'': [[BigBadDuumvirate Goneril and Regan]] at first, later [[BastardBastard Edmund.]]
** ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'': [[ManipulativeBastard Cassius.]]
** And of course, Richard III, the VillainProtagonist of ''Theatre/RichardIII''.

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* Creator/WilliamShakespeare has various antagonists %% Shakespeare belongs in his plays. The comedies tend to lack them though; if a major antagonist ''is'' present in a comedy, they will rarely be legitimately evil. [[note]]This list is incomplete. Feel free to help.[[/note]]
** ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'': [[OverprotectiveDad Baptista Minola.]]
** ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'': [[CardCarryingVillain Aaron
the Moor.]]
** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': [[FeudingFamilies The heads of the Montague and Capulet families]], though Tybalt is the most antagonistic.
** ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'': [[GreedyJew Shylock]] [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or Antonio and Portia.]]
** ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'': [[BastardBastard Don John.]]
** ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'': [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Malvolio.]]
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'': [[EvilUncle Claudius.]]
** ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'': [[ManipulativeBastard Iago.]]
** ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'': [[VillainProtagonist Macbeth.]]
** ''Theatre/KingLear'': [[BigBadDuumvirate Goneril and Regan]] at first, later [[BastardBastard Edmund.]]
** ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'': [[ManipulativeBastard Cassius.]]
** And of course, Richard III, the VillainProtagonist of ''Theatre/RichardIII''.
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* ''Literature/TheBible'':
** The Pharaoh in the ''Literature/BookOfExodus'', enslaving the Israelites and doing everything he can to defy the will of God, even after accepting defeat.
** [[EvilChancellor Haman]] in the ''Literature/BookOfEsther'', who tries to convince the Persian Emperor to wipe out the Jews.
** {{Satan}} in the ''Literature/BookOfJob'' and the ''Literature/BookOfRevelation''. In the former, Satan attempts to get Job to denounce his faith and strips away all his fortune from him. In the latter, Satan (as the dragon with seven crowns) corrupts the world with the Whore of Babylon, attempts to get people to worship the Beast from the sea, is revealed to be the Serpent from [[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis]] and ultimately, battles the armies of Heaven until he is thrown into the Lake of Fire.
** [[CorruptChurch The Pharisees]] in Literature/TheFourGospels, who try to challenge Jesus at every turn and are the only people who Jesus gets mad at throughout his travels. Notably averted with {{Satan}}, who [[GreaterScopeVillain is a background character with minimal involvement in the plot]].
22nd May '17 3:19:48 PM DustSnitch
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** ''Literature/Thrawn'' has [[TheStrategist Admiral Thrawn]] as the VillainProtagonist, but the main antagonist is [[WorthyOpponent Nevil Cygni/Nightswan]].

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** ''Literature/Thrawn'' ''Literature/{{Thrawn}}'' has [[TheStrategist Admiral Thrawn]] as the VillainProtagonist, but the main antagonist is [[WorthyOpponent Nevil Cygni/Nightswan]].



** ''Literature/Ezra's Gamble'' has [[StateSec Lieutenant Herdringer]]. [[spoiler:[[DeadPersonImpersonation Herdinger]] is actually an imposter, whose real identity is [[TheStarscream Lieutenant Jenkes]], Herderger's subordinate. The real [[PosthomousCharacter Herdinger]] is DeadAllAlong, murdered by [[KillAndReplace Jenkes]]]].

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** ''Literature/Ezra's Gamble'' ''Literature/EzrasGamble'' has [[StateSec Lieutenant Herdringer]]. [[spoiler:[[DeadPersonImpersonation Herdinger]] is actually an imposter, whose real identity is [[TheStarscream Lieutenant Jenkes]], Herderger's subordinate. The real [[PosthomousCharacter Herdinger]] is DeadAllAlong, murdered by [[KillAndReplace Jenkes]]]].
22nd May '17 3:19:22 PM DustSnitch
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** ''Literature/Thrawn'' has [[TheStrategist Admiral Thrawn]] as the VillainProtoganist, but the main antagonist is [[WorthyOpponent Nevil Cygni/Nightswan]].

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** ''Literature/Thrawn'' has [[TheStrategist Admiral Thrawn]] as the VillainProtoganist, VillainProtagonist, but the main antagonist is [[WorthyOpponent Nevil Cygni/Nightswan]].



** ''Literature/MovingTarget'' has [[SmallSameBigEgo Captain Khione]].

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** ''Literature/MovingTarget'' has [[SmallSameBigEgo [[SmallNameBigEgo Captain Khione]].
22nd May '17 3:18:29 PM DustSnitch
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** ''[[Literature/StarWarsAhsoka]]'' has [[spoiler:[[MagicKnight the Sixth Brother]]]] and [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Jenneth Pilar]].
** ''[[Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace]]'' has [[Jawbreaker Captain Visler Korda]], with [[HijackedByGanon Tarkin]] as the FinalBoss.
** ''[[Literature/LordsOfTheSith]]'' has [[EvilOverlord Emperor Palpatine]] and [[The Dragon Darth Vader]] as the [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protaonists]], but [[RebelLeader Cham Syndulla]] is the HeroAntagonist.
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin]]'' has [[Knight Templar Moff Wilhuff Tarkin]] as the Villain Protagonist, with [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Berch Teller]] as the HeroAntagonist.
** ''[[Literature/Thrawn]]'' has [[TheStrategist Admiral Thrawn]] as the VillainProtoganist, but the main antagonist is [[WorthyOpponent Nevil Cygni/Nightswan]].
** ''[[Literature/ANewDawn]]'' has [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Count Denetrius Vidian]].
** ''[[Literature/Ezra's Gamble]]'' has [[StateSec Lieutenant Herdringer]]. [[spoiler:[[DeadPersonImpersonation Herdinger]] is actually an imposter, whose real identity is [[TheStarscream Lieutenant Jenkes]], Herderger's subordinate. The real [[PosthomousCharacter Herdinger]] is DeadAllAlong, murdered by [[KillAndReplace Jenkes]]]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsCatalyst]]'' has [[ManipulativeBastard Director Orson Krennic]].
** ''[[Literature/BattlefrontTwilightCompany]]'' has [[PsychopathicManchild Prelate Verge]].
** ''[[Literature/MovingTarget]]'' has [[SmallSameBigEgo Captain Khione]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTheAftermathTrilogy]] has [[KnightTemplar Grand Admiral Rae Sloane]] [[spoiler: as a [[PuppetKing front]] for [[ShadowDictator Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax]]]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsBloodline]]'' has a BigBadEnsemble of [[DarkActionGirl Arliz Hadrassian]], [[spoiler:[[AristocratsAreEvil Senator Carise Sindian]]]], and [[TheDon Rinnrivan Di]].
** The Big Bad of ''[[Literature/StarWarsBladeSquadron Blade Squadron]]'' is Admiral Jharred Montferrat, commander of the Star Destroyer ''Devastator'', which Blade Squadron is tasked with destroying during the Battle of Endor.

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** ''[[Literature/StarWarsAhsoka]]'' ''Literature/StarWarsAhsoka'' has [[spoiler:[[MagicKnight the Sixth Brother]]]] and [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Jenneth Pilar]].
** ''[[Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace]]'' ''Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace'' has [[Jawbreaker Captain Visler Korda]], with [[HijackedByGanon Tarkin]] as the FinalBoss.
** ''[[Literature/LordsOfTheSith]]'' ''Literature/LordsOfTheSith'' has [[EvilOverlord Emperor Palpatine]] and [[The Dragon Darth Vader]] as the [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protaonists]], but [[RebelLeader Cham Syndulla]] is the HeroAntagonist.
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin]]'' ''Literature/StarWarsTarkin'' has [[Knight Templar Moff Wilhuff Tarkin]] as the Villain Protagonist, with [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Berch Teller]] as the HeroAntagonist.
** ''[[Literature/Thrawn]]'' ''Literature/Thrawn'' has [[TheStrategist Admiral Thrawn]] as the VillainProtoganist, but the main antagonist is [[WorthyOpponent Nevil Cygni/Nightswan]].
** ''[[Literature/ANewDawn]]'' ''Literature/ANewDawn'' has [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Count Denetrius Vidian]].
** ''[[Literature/Ezra's Gamble]]'' ''Literature/Ezra's Gamble'' has [[StateSec Lieutenant Herdringer]]. [[spoiler:[[DeadPersonImpersonation Herdinger]] is actually an imposter, whose real identity is [[TheStarscream Lieutenant Jenkes]], Herderger's subordinate. The real [[PosthomousCharacter Herdinger]] is DeadAllAlong, murdered by [[KillAndReplace Jenkes]]]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsCatalyst]]'' ''Literature/StarWarsCatalyst'' has [[ManipulativeBastard Director Orson Krennic]].
** ''[[Literature/BattlefrontTwilightCompany]]'' ''Literature/BattlefrontTwilightCompany'' has [[PsychopathicManchild Prelate Verge]].
** ''[[Literature/MovingTarget]]'' ''Literature/MovingTarget'' has [[SmallSameBigEgo Captain Khione]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTheAftermathTrilogy]] ''Literature/StarWarsTheAftermathTrilogy has [[KnightTemplar Grand Admiral Rae Sloane]] [[spoiler: as a [[PuppetKing front]] for [[ShadowDictator Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax]]]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsBloodline]]'' ''Literature/StarWarsBloodline'' has a BigBadEnsemble of [[DarkActionGirl Arliz Hadrassian]], [[spoiler:[[AristocratsAreEvil Senator Carise Sindian]]]], and [[TheDon Rinnrivan Di]].
** The Big Bad of ''[[Literature/StarWarsBladeSquadron ''Literature/StarWarsBladeSquadron Blade Squadron]]'' Squadron'' is Admiral Jharred Montferrat, commander of the Star Destroyer ''Devastator'', which Blade Squadron is tasked with destroying during the Battle of Endor.
16th May '17 11:30:36 PM Scraggle
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* ''The Heaven Cycle''

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* ''The Heaven Cycle''Cycle'':



** ''Literature/BeforeHeaven'': [[spoiler:Alice.]]

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** ''Literature/BeforeHeaven'': [[spoiler:Alice.[[spoiler:Alice, Mint's original personality.]]
** ''Literature/TheTouchOfHeaven'': Jango Marley, the leader of the raiders. [[spoiler:Until Alice reawakens and promptly [[HijackedByGanon hijacks the conflict from him]], once again becoming the BigBad themself.
]]
9th May '17 10:00:05 AM Scraggle
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* ''The Heaven Cycle''
** ''Literature/FromHeavensDoor'': The Director, the head of the amoral organization Red Clover. [[spoiler:Except he's being used as a figurehead; the masterminds are [[MisanthropeSupreme Chayne Summers]] and [[AxCrazy Ashton Sharpe]] forming a BigBadDuumvirate.]]
** ''Literature/BeforeHeaven'': [[spoiler:Alice.]]
30th Apr '17 11:15:54 AM dgenega5764
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** ''Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace]]'' has [[Jawbreaker Captain Visler Korda]], with [[HijackedByGanon Tarkin]] as the FinalBoss.
** ''Literature/LordsOfTheSith'' has [[EvilOverlord Emperor Palpatine]] and [[The Dragon Darth Vader]] as the [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protaonists]], but [[RebelLeader Cham Syndulla]] is the HeroAntagonist.

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** ''Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace]]'' ''[[Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace]]'' has [[Jawbreaker Captain Visler Korda]], with [[HijackedByGanon Tarkin]] as the FinalBoss.
** ''Literature/LordsOfTheSith'' ''[[Literature/LordsOfTheSith]]'' has [[EvilOverlord Emperor Palpatine]] and [[The Dragon Darth Vader]] as the [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protaonists]], but [[RebelLeader Cham Syndulla]] is the HeroAntagonist.HeroAntagonist.
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTarkin]]'' has [[Knight Templar Moff Wilhuff Tarkin]] as the Villain Protagonist, with [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized Berch Teller]] as the HeroAntagonist.
** ''[[Literature/Thrawn]]'' has [[TheStrategist Admiral Thrawn]] as the VillainProtoganist, but the main antagonist is [[WorthyOpponent Nevil Cygni/Nightswan]].
** ''[[Literature/ANewDawn]]'' has [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Count Denetrius Vidian]].
** ''[[Literature/Ezra's Gamble]]'' has [[StateSec Lieutenant Herdringer]]. [[spoiler:[[DeadPersonImpersonation Herdinger]] is actually an imposter, whose real identity is [[TheStarscream Lieutenant Jenkes]], Herderger's subordinate. The real [[PosthomousCharacter Herdinger]] is DeadAllAlong, murdered by [[KillAndReplace Jenkes]]]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsCatalyst]]'' has [[ManipulativeBastard Director Orson Krennic]].
** ''[[Literature/BattlefrontTwilightCompany]]'' has [[PsychopathicManchild Prelate Verge]].
** ''[[Literature/MovingTarget]]'' has [[SmallSameBigEgo Captain Khione]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsTheAftermathTrilogy]] has [[KnightTemplar Grand Admiral Rae Sloane]] [[spoiler: as a [[PuppetKing front]] for [[ShadowDictator Fleet Admiral Gallius Rax]]]].
** ''[[Literature/StarWarsBloodline]]'' has a BigBadEnsemble of [[DarkActionGirl Arliz Hadrassian]], [[spoiler:[[AristocratsAreEvil Senator Carise Sindian]]]], and [[TheDon Rinnrivan Di]].


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** In ''Literature/Revan'', it is [[EvilOverlord the Sith Emperor]].
** In '''Literature/FatalAlliance'', it is Cinzia Xandret.
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** ''[[Literature/StarWarsAhsoka]]'' has [[spoiler:[[MagicKnight the Sixth Brother]]]] and [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Jenneth Pilar]].
** ''Literature/AdventuresInWildSpace]]'' has [[Jawbreaker Captain Visler Korda]], with [[HijackedByGanon Tarkin]] as the FinalBoss.
** ''Literature/LordsOfTheSith'' has [[EvilOverlord Emperor Palpatine]] and [[The Dragon Darth Vader]] as the [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protaonists]], but [[RebelLeader Cham Syndulla]] is the HeroAntagonist.



** In the ''The Last of the Jedi'' series, the BigBad is once again [[OverarchingVillain EmperorPalpatine]], with [[TheDragon Darth Vader]] as TheHeavy.

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** In the ''The Last of the Jedi'' series, the BigBad is once again series has [[OverarchingVillain EmperorPalpatine]], Emperor Palpatine]] as the BigBad, with [[TheDragon Darth Vader]] as TheHeavy.
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