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27th Jun '16 5:40:04 PM MrThorfan64
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** The Big Bad of the civil war plotline of the first three books appears to be Tywin Lannister for the most part, but in the end it's revealed the ''true'' Big Bad is [[spoiler: Littlefinger]]; who is responsible for the books' main action, notably [[spoiler: the murder of John Aryyn and the death of Joffrey.]] Interestingly enough, officially in-universe Joffrey is the Big Bad, as he is the King the Lannisters are supporting, and [[BigBadWannabe thinks of himself as their leader]], however he is so [[StupidEvil incompetent]] that his grandfather Tywin is [[DragonInChief clearly in charge]].
** It's hard to say for sure given the series' long hiatus, but ''Feast for Crows'' appeared to be setting up [[spoiler: Euron Greyjoy]] as a Big Bad in the aftermath books, even though he doesn't appear in the first three books or play any role in the first two. [[spoiler:Roose Bolton]] is this for the Northern storylines. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:Joffreys' murder, then Tywin Lannisters' murder towards the end of "A Storm of Swords"]] leads to [[spoiler:his daughter Cersei Lannister becoming the main antagonist, as she acts as rgent for Tommen Baratheon, her weak-willed younger son]].

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** The Big Bad of the civil war plotline of the first three books appears to be Tywin Lannister for the most part, but in towards the end it's revealed the ''true'' Big Bad is [[spoiler: Littlefinger]]; who is responsible for the books' main action, notably [[spoiler: the murder of John Jon Aryyn and the death of Joffrey.]] Interestingly enough, officially in-universe Joffrey is the Big Bad, as he is the King the Lannisters are supporting, and [[BigBadWannabe thinks of himself as their leader]], however he is so [[StupidEvil incompetent]] that his grandfather Tywin is [[DragonInChief clearly in charge]].
** It's hard to say for sure given the series' long hiatus, but ''Feast for Crows'' appeared to be setting up [[spoiler: Euron Greyjoy]] as a Big Bad in the aftermath books, even though he doesn't appear in the first three books or play any role in the first two. two, [[spoiler:outside the Appendixes, he is first mentioned in the third book when we hear after Balon Greyjoy's [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident sudden death]] his [[CainAndAbel brother]] Euron returned and claimed rule of the Iron Islands]]. [[spoiler:Roose Bolton]] is this for the Northern storylines. storyline. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:Joffreys' murder, then Tywin Lannisters' murder towards the end of "A Storm of Swords"]] leads to [[spoiler:his daughter Cersei Lannister becoming the main antagonist, as she acts as rgent regent for Tommen Baratheon, her weak-willed younger son]].
27th Jun '16 5:24:51 PM MrThorfan64
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* There are too many plot-lines in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' to pick a single Big Bad; the series mostly features morally ambiguous and sympathetic humans pitted at odds with each other, making it difficult to pick out heroes and villains at all. When the Others finally come, ''everyone's'' gonna be screwed, though for the moment they have only been antagonists in the Night's Watch storyline, and for most of that storyline the Wildlings under Mance Rayder were more the antagonists, though the Wildlings have banded together due to the Others...

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* There are too many plot-lines in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' to pick a single Big Bad; the series mostly features morally ambiguous and sympathetic humans pitted at odds with each other, making it difficult to pick out heroes and villains at all. When the Others finally come, ''everyone's'' gonna be screwed, though for the moment they have only been antagonists in the Night's Watch storyline, and for most of that storyline the Wildlings under Mance Rayder were more the antagonists, though the Wildlings have banded together due to the Others... [[spoiler:However the Others' threat starts to spill over into the main plotline when Stannis Baratheon saves the Night's Watch from the Wildlings on realizing that the Others are the true threat]].



** It's hard to say for sure given the series' long hiatus, but ''Feast for Crows'' appeared to be setting up [[spoiler: Euron Greyjoy]] as a Big Bad in the aftermath books, even though he doesn't appear in the first three books or play any role in the first two, as well as [[spoiler:Roose and Ramsay Bolton, at least for the Northern storylines]].

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** It's hard to say for sure given the series' long hiatus, but ''Feast for Crows'' appeared to be setting up [[spoiler: Euron Greyjoy]] as a Big Bad in the aftermath books, even though he doesn't appear in the first three books or play any role in the first two, as well as two. [[spoiler:Roose and Ramsay Bolton, at least Bolton]] is this for the Northern storylines]].storylines. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:Joffreys' murder, then Tywin Lannisters' murder towards the end of "A Storm of Swords"]] leads to [[spoiler:his daughter Cersei Lannister becoming the main antagonist, as she acts as rgent for Tommen Baratheon, her weak-willed younger son]].
25th Jun '16 11:59:05 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'': [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame General Zaroff.]]
16th Jun '16 11:55:45 AM Santoand
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* ''Literature/WatershipDown'': [[GeneralRipper General]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast]].

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* ''Literature/WatershipDown'': [[GeneralRipper General]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast]].[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Woundwort]].
16th Jun '16 11:54:27 AM Santoand
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* ''Literature/WatershipDown'': [[GeneralRipper General]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast]].
4th Jun '16 3:25:56 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': Kiloran, one of the water lords who rules his people with an iron fist.
30th May '16 1:27:58 PM MasterGhandalf
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** ''Defenders of Shannara'' is a trilogy that tells three connected stories rather than one long one, but all three novels share a common antagonist in [[EvilSorcerer Arcannen Rai]].
9th May '16 8:59:31 PM Nikolinni
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* ''Literature/SpectralShadows'' pretty much features at least one Big Bad per serial. Then there's Salocin, the evil God, who pretty much serves as the series' {{Greater Scope Villain}}.
16th Apr '16 10:58:41 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', it appears at first that the Big Bad is Kerlamion Blackstar, the King of All Hells, who is enacting a scheme to take over the world. Later it turns out that the underling who came up with the scheme for him, called Viedraverion, is a DragonWithAnAgenda and the real threat.
15th Apr '16 6:31:05 PM MasterGhandalf
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* In ''The Literature/{{Videssos}}'' cycle, the most obvious villain is [[EvilSorcerer Avshar]], though he's technically the DragonInChief to Wulghash, the ruler of the Yezda Empire. [[spoiler: At least until the final part of the last book, when Avshar deposes Wulghash and takes over as BigBad full-time]].

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* In ''The Literature/{{Videssos}}'' cycle, Literature/{{Videssos}} Cycle'', the most obvious villain is [[EvilSorcerer Avshar]], though he's technically the DragonInChief to Wulghash, the ruler of the Yezda Empire. [[spoiler: At least until the final part of the last book, when Avshar deposes Wulghash and takes over as BigBad full-time]].
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