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15th Feb '16 9:45:53 AM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* Most ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Adventure Path's feature one:
** ''Rise of the Runelords'' has Karzoug the Claimer, Runelord of Greed, whose resurrection kicks off all the events of the plot.
** ''Curse of the Crimson Throne'' has Queen Ileosa, whose increasingly tyrannical rule the players are trying to overthrow.
** ''Second Darkness'' has Allevrah Azinrae, drow matron of House Azinrae, and the mind behind the plot to cause a second Earthfall.
** ''Legacy of Fire'' has the genie Jhavul, whose plan to fuse with Xotani the Fire-bleeder is the cause of all the story's events.
** ''Council of Thieves'' has tiefling nobleman Eccardian Drovenge, who aims to take over Westcrown for himself.
** ''Kingmaker'' has Nyrissa the mad nymph, who uses every other villain of the Adventure Path for her own ends.
** ''Skull & Shackles'' has Admiral Druvalia Thrune, whose plan to take over the Shackles is responsible for everything the players subsequently go through.
** ''Reign of Winter'' has Queen Elvanna, whose imprisonment of her mother, Baba Yaga, and triggering of the eternal winter spell, are the focus of the plot.
** ''Wrath of the Righteous'' has the demon lord Deskari.
** ''Iron Gods'' features Unity, a computer tyrant that aims to achieve true divinity and antagonizes every other character in the story to do so.
28th Dec '15 12:04:41 PM Anddrix
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*** Perhaps the least powerful, but most iconic (to the point that he made it onto the cover of the Fourth Edition setting book), Big Bad of the setting is the Lord of Blades, a renegade warforged who seeks to subjugate living beings to his kind (and possibly [[AGodAmI become a god in the process]]). He was designed as an antagonist in the vein of traditional [[SuperVillain supervillains]] and is frequently compared among fans to DoctorDoom and/or {{Magneto}}.

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*** Perhaps the least powerful, but most iconic (to the point that he made it onto the cover of the Fourth Edition setting book), Big Bad of the setting is the Lord of Blades, a renegade warforged who seeks to subjugate living beings to his kind (and possibly [[AGodAmI become a god in the process]]). He was designed as an antagonist in the vein of traditional [[SuperVillain supervillains]] and is frequently compared among fans to DoctorDoom Doctor Doom and/or {{Magneto}}.
15th Jun '15 10:15:17 PM 43110
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** Tharizdun could be seen as the BiggerBad, because as of 4th Edition he is responsible for the current evilness of all of the above villains except Vecna, and in ''Demonomicon'' it is explicitly stated that the shard of evil he [[spoiler: created the Abyss with]] gave him a huge power boost. Since he was already a god this makes him the most powerful being in the setting, strong enough that the level cap of 30 isn't high enough for the characters to fight him.

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** Tharizdun could be seen as the BiggerBad, GreaterScopeVillain, because as of 4th Edition he is responsible for the current evilness of all of the above villains except Vecna, and in ''Demonomicon'' it is explicitly stated that the shard of evil he [[spoiler: created the Abyss with]] gave him a huge power boost. Since he was already a god this makes him the most powerful being in the setting, strong enough that the level cap of 30 isn't high enough for the characters to fight him.



* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the Deathlords, ghosts of powerful First Age Solars -- pinnacles of super-human achievements -- who now serve the [[BiggerBad Neverborn]]. Arguably, the biggest and baddest of them all is the First and Forsaken Lion.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the Deathlords, ghosts of powerful First Age Solars -- pinnacles of super-human achievements -- who now serve the [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Neverborn]]. Arguably, the biggest and baddest of them all is the First and Forsaken Lion.
4th Jun '15 9:33:32 PM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has a classic one. The Black Scorpion, head of the Black Scorpion Crime Syndicate in ''the Trail of the Scorpion''. As to the Black Scorpion's identity...

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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has a classic one. The Black Red Scorpion, head of the Black Red Scorpion Crime Syndicate in ''the Trail of the Scorpion''. As to the Black Scorpion's identity...
2nd Jun '15 4:27:22 AM NozzDogg
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* ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has a classic one. The Black Scorpion, head of the Black Scorpion Crime Syndicate in ''the Trail of the Scorpion''. As to the Black Scorpion's identity...
13th May '15 2:47:12 AM Roach
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* The Setting of TabletopGame/TheDarkEye offers two independent ones, which one is prealent depends mostly on where in the timeline you are. In the start and after the Third Demon Battle the Bog Bad is the Nameless God, in between he [[PutOnABus almost gets forgotten]] and in steps Borbarad, a demigod mage.
19th Feb '15 10:35:22 PM Kytseo
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* In general, in any cooperative game without a traitor, the game itself is the metaphysical BigBad.
4th Dec '14 1:11:24 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Divis Mal from ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' is probably the biggest candidate for being a BigBad, though there are definitely other threats out there.

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* Divis Mal from ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' is probably the biggest candidate for being a BigBad, though there are definitely other threats out there. [[spoiler: [[MutantDraftBoard Project Utopia]], for example, which is actually ''more'' of a candidate for the setting's BigBad than Divis Mal, since their protocol of sterilising all novas they induct into their services ''causes'' the very nova/baseline apocalyptic war that Divis Mal always warned was inevitable if novas trusted baselines.]]
7th Nov '14 1:00:36 PM iowaforever
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* The ''{{Warhammer}}'' setting has its share of these guys, notably Chaos warlord Archaon, Malekith the Witch King, Grimgor Ironhide, and the Skaven Council of Thirteen.

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* The ''{{Warhammer}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' setting has its share of these guys, notably Chaos warlord Archaon, Malekith the Witch King, Grimgor Ironhide, Nagash the Undying, and the Skaven Council of Thirteen.
1st Jul '14 3:37:26 AM Medinoc
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** The [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid]] Hivemind. As a faction, they're a good contender for the overall BigBad of ''Warhammer 40000''. Consumed thousands of worlds, and it is hinted that everything we've seen so far is just a ''tiny percentage'' of what they're capable of. Their goal is to sweep through the galaxy and kill every living thing in it, and the scary thing is that at the rate they're going, [[CrapsackWorld they will very likely succeed]].

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** The [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid]] Hivemind. As a faction, they're a good contender for the overall BigBad of ''Warhammer 40000''. Consumed thousands of worlds, and it is hinted that everything we've seen so far is just a ''tiny percentage'' of what they're capable of. Their goal is to sweep through the galaxy and kill eat every living thing in it, and the scary thing is that at the rate they're going, [[CrapsackWorld they will very likely succeed]].
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