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23rd Jun '16 6:09:45 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* Damien in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.

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* Damien in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', followed by Magus. [[spoiler: After their respective arcs ended, things have shifted into a BigBadEnsemble.]]
20th Jun '16 11:44:54 AM AllHailThrall
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** Counting each of the expansions as an arc, we also have [[BigRedDevil Kil'jaeden]] for ''The Burning Crusade'', [[OurLichesAreDifferent the Lich]] [[TinTyrant King]] in ''Wrath of the Lich King'', [[OmnicidalManiac Deathwing]] in ''Cataclysm'', [[EvilOverlord Lei Shen]] and [[FaceHeelTurn Garrosh]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Hellscream]] in ''Mists of Pandaria'', and the chieftains of the [[GivingRadioToTheRomans Iron]] [[AlternateTimeline Horde]] in ''Warlords of Draenor''.

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** Counting each of the expansions as an arc, we also have [[BigRedDevil Kil'jaeden]] for ''The Burning Crusade'', [[OurLichesAreDifferent the Lich]] [[TinTyrant King]] in ''Wrath of the Lich King'', [[OmnicidalManiac Deathwing]] in ''Cataclysm'', [[EvilOverlord Lei Shen]] and [[FaceHeelTurn Garrosh]] [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide Hellscream]] in ''Mists of Pandaria'', and [[ManBehindTheMan Gul']][[TokenEvilTeammate Dan]] working for the chieftains of the [[GivingRadioToTheRomans Iron]] [[AlternateTimeline Horde]] [[HijackedByGanon Burning Legion]] in ''Warlords of Draenor''.
10th Jun '16 6:43:57 PM Animeking1108
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** The Hideout Infiltration Arc: Shigaraki started off as a RedHerring until [[spoiler: All For One]] showed up.
5th Jun '16 6:29:43 PM piazza
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* ''Webcomic/{{Deities}}'' has had two Arc Villains. In the Evil Rising arc there is Lucifer and in the Flood arc there is Mother Nature.
29th May '16 7:57:29 PM finalsurvivor1
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** The second game has each case be completely standalone, so all of the villains (Richard Wellington, [[spoiler:Mimi Miney, Acro, and Matt Engarde]]) are this, save for an accomplice ([[spoiler:Morgan Fey]]) who shows up next game.

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** The second game has each case be completely standalone, so all of the villains (Richard Wellington, [[spoiler:Mimi Miney, Acro, and Matt Engarde]]) are this, save for an accomplice ([[spoiler:Morgan Fey]]) who shows up next game.game, as well as [[spoiler:Shelley de Killer]], who shows up in ''Investigations 2''.
20th May '16 7:01:37 PM Animeking1108
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* ''Manga/BlueExorcist:''
** The True Cross Academy Arc: While it was an episodic arc, Amaimon was the closest it had to one.
** The Resurrection of the Impure King Arc: The titular Impure King was mostly TheHeavy while Saburota Touto was the most active villain.
** The Terror of the Kraken Arc: The Kraken.
** The True Cross Festival Arc: [[spoiler: Renzo Shima]].
** The Illuminati Arc: Dr. Michael Gedouin, with Lucifer as the GreaterScopeVillain.
** The Current Arc (unnamed): Hachirotaro Okami.
19th May '16 5:30:57 AM Drope
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** The U.A. Sports Festival Arc: While TheUnfought, [[AbusiveParents Endeavor]] (with his son Todoroki as a proxy).

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** The U.A. Sports Festival Arc: While TheUnfought, [[AbusiveParents Endeavor]] (with his son Shouto Todoroki as a proxy).
17th May '16 3:44:30 PM LadyNorbert
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There's no [[TheManBehindTheMan Man Behind the Man]] for the Arc Villain and no greater threat inspiring him, and he's certainly not something so minor as a MonsterOfTheWeek. At the same time, he isn't really the ultimate BigBad of the series, either, since his defeat doesn't mark the end of the plot - or even the end of the hero's character arc. He is only the in-universe BigBad for a limited time, after which someone new takes over the position. However, an Arc Villain can be the final antagonist of a series (that he/she isn't the overall Big Bad of.)

Isn't the same as the situation where a character is intended as the ultimate BigBad, but a PostScriptSeason (or sequel) starts an entire new story. In fact, Arc Villains are often used as middle rungs on the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil.

Compare BigBadWannabe. Contrast DiscOneFinalBoss and InterimVillain. When the villain is around for a great portion or all of the series, they're an OverarchingVillain.

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There's no [[TheManBehindTheMan Man Behind the Man]] for the Arc Villain and no greater threat inspiring him, and he's certainly not something so minor as a MonsterOfTheWeek. At the same time, he isn't really the ultimate BigBad of the series, either, since his defeat doesn't mark the end of the plot - or even the end of the hero's character arc. He is only the in-universe BigBad for a limited time, after which someone new takes over the position. However, an Arc Villain can be the final antagonist of a series (that (of which he/she isn't the overall Big Bad of.)

Isn't
Bad).

Not
the same as the situation where a character is intended as the ultimate BigBad, but a PostScriptSeason (or sequel) starts an entire new story. In fact, Arc Villains are often used as middle rungs on the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil.

Compare BigBadWannabe. Contrast DiscOneFinalBoss and InterimVillain. When the villain is around for a great portion or of the series (or all of the series, it), they're an OverarchingVillain.



* ''Series/TwentyFour'' has quite a few of these: Victor Drazen for season 1, Stephen Saunders for season 3, Habib Marwan for season 4, and Alan Wilson for season 7. The others don't technically count as seasons 2 and 5 had the Big Bad working for [[TheManBehindTheMan someone else]], while seasons 6 and 8 moreso featured a BigBadEnsemble. Season 5's BigBad went on to also later be part of 8's ensemble.
* The Disney ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' series was almost unique among 1950s television by using an arc-based plot format; following the defeat of [[DiscOneFinalBoss Capitan Monistario]] halfway through the first season, a brief breather was followed by the arrival of "The Eagle", who drove most of the plot for the second half of the season. The second season reverted to a more episodic format.

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' has quite a few of these: Victor Drazen for season 1, Stephen Saunders for season 3, Habib Marwan for season 4, and Alan Wilson for season 7. The others don't technically count as seasons 2 and 5 had the Big Bad working for [[TheManBehindTheMan someone else]], while seasons 6 and 8 moreso featured more of a BigBadEnsemble. Season 5's BigBad went on to also later be part of 8's ensemble.
* The Disney ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'' series was almost unique among 1950s television by using an arc-based plot format; following the defeat of [[DiscOneFinalBoss Capitan Monistario]] halfway through the first season, a brief breather was followed by the arrival of "The Eagle", Eagle," who drove most of the plot for the second half of the season. The second season reverted to a more episodic format.
16th May '16 7:37:32 AM Drope
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** The Introduction Arc: While not exactly a villain, [[TheRival Bakugou]] is the closest it has to an antagonist.

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** The Introduction Arc: While not exactly a villain, [[TheRival Bakugou]] is the closest it has to an antagonist.antagonist, especially during the Battle Trial.



** The U.A. Sports Festival Arc: While TheUnfought, [[AbusiveParents Endeavor]] (his son, Todoroki, acts as a proxy for him).

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** The U.A. Sports Festival Arc: While TheUnfought, [[AbusiveParents Endeavor]] (his son, Todoroki, acts (with his son Todoroki as a proxy for him).proxy).



** The School Trip Arc: [[PlayingWithFire Dabi]] was the most active villain, but Shigaraki was a GreaterScopeVillain.

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** The End of Term Test Arc: Technically, U.A. and its [[BadassTeacher teacher staff]]. Justified with this being a school setting, although some of them did go a bit too far.
** The School Trip Arc: [[PlayingWithFire Dabi]] was the most active villain, although [[TheBrute Muscular]] was part of the arc's main subplot and fight, but Shigaraki was a GreaterScopeVillain.GreaterScopeVillain as the plan to capture [[spoiler:Bakugou]] was all his.
12th May '16 9:17:56 PM ReddishGuy1
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** Pain is finally confronted directly in the Pain's Assault Arc, although Tobi is revealed to be the true BigBad after Pain's defeat.

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** Pain is finally confronted directly in the Pain's Assault Arc, although Tobi [[spoiler:Tobi is revealed to be the true BigBad after Pain's defeat.]]



** A BigBadEnsemble between [[spoiler: Obito Uchiha]]/Tobi, Madara Uchiha, Kabato Yakushi, and [[spoiler: Black Zetsu]].
** Kaguya Ōtsutsuki in the Kaguya Ōtsutsuki Strikes Arc, although Sasuke Uchiha is the TrueFinalBoss.

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** A BigBadEnsemble between [[spoiler: Obito Uchiha]]/Tobi, Madara Uchiha, [[spoiler:Madara Uchiha]], Kabato Yakushi, and [[spoiler: Black Zetsu]].
** Kaguya Ōtsutsuki [[spoiler:Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]] in the Kaguya Ōtsutsuki [[spoiler:Kaguya Ōtsutsuki]] Strikes Arc, although Sasuke Uchiha [[spoiler:Sasuke Uchiha]] is the TrueFinalBoss.
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