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* ''Film/MeatballMachine'' has the unnamed duo of aliens that created the NecroBorgs.

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* ''Film/MeatballMachine'' has the [[spoiler:the unnamed duo of aliens that created the NecroBorgs.]]
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* ''Film/MeatballMachine'' has the unnamed duo of aliens that created the NecroBorgs.
8th Dec '17 5:46:27 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' season 6, it's eventually revealed that Team Arrow is facing an alliance of [[spoiler:[[TheCracker Cayden James]], [[EvilCounterpart Black Siren]], [[TheMafiya Anatoly Knyazev]], [[VigilanteMan Vigilante]], and [[TheDon Ricardo Diaz]]]].
8th Dec '17 5:40:16 AM ChronoLegion
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* The second season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has Damian Darhk (the BigBad of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 4) and Eobard Thawne (the BigBad of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Season 1) creating a formal partnership, growing into a full LegionOfDoom a little while later with Malcolm Merlyn (the BigBad of ''Arrow'' Season 1). They then add [[spoiler:Leonard Snart (from before his recruitment and HeelFaceTurn) and Mick Rory (pushed into a FaceHeelTurn by his team's mistrust and Snart's urging)]].

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* The second season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has Damian Darhk (the BigBad of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 4) and Eobard Thawne (the BigBad of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Season 1) creating a formal partnership, growing into a full LegionOfDoom a little while later with Malcolm Merlyn (the BigBad of ''Arrow'' Season 1). They then add [[spoiler:Leonard Snart (from before his recruitment and HeelFaceTurn) and Mick Rory (pushed into a FaceHeelTurn by his team's mistrust and Snart's urging)]].urging). And, and, for a while, they also have the BrainwashedAndCrazy Rip Hunter]].
8th Dec '17 5:39:43 AM ChronoLegion
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* The second season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has Damian Darhk (the BigBad of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 4) and Eobard Thawne (the BigBad of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Season 1) creating a formal partnership, growing into a full LegionOfDoom a little while later with Malcolm Merlyn (the BigBad of ''Arrow'' Season 1).

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* The second season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has Damian Darhk (the BigBad of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 4) and Eobard Thawne (the BigBad of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Season 1) creating a formal partnership, growing into a full LegionOfDoom a little while later with Malcolm Merlyn (the BigBad of ''Arrow'' Season 1). They then add [[spoiler:Leonard Snart (from before his recruitment and HeelFaceTurn) and Mick Rory (pushed into a FaceHeelTurn by his team's mistrust and Snart's urging)]].
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* ''ComicBook/StreetFighterVsDarkstalkers'' has [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Jedah Domah]] and [[DarkMessiah Gill]] teaming up to regain their lost powers after being defeated and take revenge against their enemies. [[spoiler:Until Jedah reveals to be a ManipulativeBastard and backstabs Gill, using him as a fuel for power]].

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* ''ComicBook/StreetFighterVsDarkstalkers'' has [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Jedah Domah]] and [[DarkMessiah Gill]] teaming up to regain their lost powers after being defeated and take revenge against their enemies. [[spoiler:Until Jedah reveals to be a ManipulativeBastard and backstabs Gill, using him as a fuel for power]].power.]]



** Animated film in the 1966 era, trope-heavy ''Film/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'', sees the return of this 4-man band.

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** Animated film in the 1966 era, trope-heavy ''Film/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'', sees the return of this 4-man band.



* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''

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* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':



* ''Film/JustBeforeDawn'': The murders are committed by [[spoiler:two inbred Hicks only known as the Mountain Twins.]]

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* ''Film/JustBeforeDawn'': The murders are committed by [[spoiler:two inbred Hicks only known as the Mountain Twins.]]Twins]].



* ''Film/TheCreepingTerror'' reveals that [[spoiler:there are two monsters on the ship.]]

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* ''Film/TheCreepingTerror'' reveals that [[spoiler:there are two monsters on the ship.]]ship]].



* ''Literature/JamesBond''

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* ''Literature/JamesBond''''Literature/JamesBond'':



* The third season of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has [[{{Seer}} Dr. Alchemy]] and [[SuperSpeed Savitar]], the heads of a cult focused on restoring the memories and powers of metahumans who lived in the Flashpoint timeline. Dr. Alchemy uses the Philosopher's Stone to summon his targets and turn them into minions, while Savitar provides the muscle. [[spoiler:And then it's subverted with TheReveal that Dr. Alchemy ''is'' Savitar after all; the speedster had used the Philosopher's Stone to take over the mind of the hapless Julian Albert to help him with his scheme.]]

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* The third season of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has [[{{Seer}} [[{{Seers}} Dr. Alchemy]] and [[SuperSpeed Savitar]], the heads of a cult focused on restoring the memories and powers of metahumans who lived in the Flashpoint timeline. Dr. Alchemy uses the Philosopher's Stone to summon his targets and turn them into minions, while Savitar provides the muscle. [[spoiler:And then it's subverted with TheReveal that Dr. Alchemy ''is'' Savitar after all; the speedster had used the Philosopher's Stone to take over the mind of the hapless Julian Albert to help him with his scheme.]]



* The second season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has Damian Darhk (the BigBad of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 4) and Eobard Thawne (the BigBad of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Season 1) creating a formal partnership, growing into a full LegionOfDoom a little while later with Malcolm Merlyn (the BigBad of ''Arrow'' Season 1).



* ''Series/{{Nikita}}'': The GreaterScopeVillain Oversight is composed of a [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness committee]], whose members appear to be equal (though Madeleine gets the most screentime, so she's arguably the leader). [[spoiler: It was revealed that [[TheStarscream Amanda]] is in a secret partnership/relationship with Ari Tasarov to jointly plot against their respective superiors.]]
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** Season 2: Tamara and Greg
** Season 4: Mr. Gold and Maleficent initially, and it remains so for most of the arc until the 3rd-to-last episode when she leaves his side after [[spoiler: Cruella]]'s death. After this, it becomes a new Big Bad Duumvirate with Gold and Isaac. We also have Zelena as well, who is in league with Gold but doesn't end up doing much for the overall plot.



* ''Series/{{Nikita}}'': The GreaterScopeVillain Oversight is composed of a [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness committee]], whose members appear to be equal (though Madeleine gets the most screentime, so she's arguably the leader). [[spoiler: It was revealed that [[TheStarscream Amanda]] is in a secret partnership/relationship with Ari Tasarov to jointly plot against their respective superiors.]]
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** Season 2: Tamara and Greg
** Season 4: Mr. Gold and Maleficent initially, and it remains so for most of the arc until the 3rd-to-last episode when she leaves his side after [[spoiler: Cruella]]'s death. After this, it becomes a new Big Bad Duumvirate with Gold and Isaac. We also have Zelena as well, who is in league with Gold but doesn't end up doing much for the overall plot.

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* ''Series/{{Nikita}}'': The first season of ''Series/ThePunisher2017'' has William Rawlins and Billy Russo. Rawlins The CIA's Director Of Covert Affairs and the mastermind of the Blacksmith's drug operation, using the money to finance illegal CIA operations. This also makes him the GreaterScopeVillain Oversight for the Punisher arc of Daredevil's 2nd season. Russo is composed of an associate who owns a [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness committee]], whose members appear private military company called Anvil and uses his men to be equal (though Madeleine help silence anyone who could expose the corruption Rawlins and Russo himself were a part of. While Rawlins' arrogance leads him to believe he is the sole BigBad who makes the plans, Russo is TheDragon who gets the most screentime, so she's arguably the leader). his hands dirty, it's clear by now its a partnership, which Russo makes clear [[spoiler: It was revealed that [[TheStarscream Amanda]] is in a secret partnership/relationship with Ari Tasarov to jointly plot against their respective superiors.]]
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** Season 2: Tamara and Greg
** Season 4: Mr. Gold and Maleficent initially, and it remains so for most
when he arranges Rawlins' demise upon realizing the latter won't hold up his end of the arc until the 3rd-to-last episode when she leaves his side after [[spoiler: Cruella]]'s death. After this, it becomes a new Big Bad Duumvirate with Gold and Isaac. We also have Zelena as well, who is in league with Gold but doesn't end up doing much for the overall plot. bargain]].



* The second season of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has Damian Darhk (the BigBad of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' Season 4) and Eobard Thawne (the BigBad of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' Season 1) creating a formal partnership, growing into a full LegionOfDoom a little while later with Malcolm Merlyn (the BigBad of ''Arrow'' Season 1).
* The first season of ''Series/ThePunisher'' has William Rawlins and Billy Russo. Rawlins The CIA's Director Of Covert Affairs and the mastermind of the Blacksmith's drug operation, using the money to finance illegal CIA operations. This also makes him the GreaterScopeVillain for the Punisher arc of Daredevil's 2nd season. Russo is an associate who owns a private military company called Anvil and uses his men to help silence anyone who could expose the corruption Rawlins and Russo himself were a part of. While Rawlins' arrogance leads him to believe he is the sole BigBad who makes the plans, Russo is TheDragon who gets his hands dirty, it's clear by now its a partnership, which Russo makes clear [[spoiler: when he arranges Rawlins' demise upon realizing the latter won't hold up his end of the bargain.]]



* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} The Skaven]] take this [[UpToEleven up to thirteen]] with the Council of Thirteen.

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* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The Skaven]] Skaven take this [[UpToEleven up to thirteen]] with the Council of Thirteen.



* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''.''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'':



* In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Legend Of Zelda Oracle games]]'', [[spoiler:Koume and Kotake are the {{Big Bad}}s, whose motive is to revive their surrogate son Ganon]].

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* In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Legend Of of Zelda Oracle games]]'', [[spoiler:Koume and Kotake are the {{Big Bad}}s, whose motive is to revive their surrogate son Ganon]].



* Each game of the 'VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' has two primary enemies of their own story

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* Each game of the 'VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' has two primary enemies of their own story



* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' has [[spoiler: [[TreacherousAdvisor Flowey]] [[FoulFlower the Flower]] and [[CreepyChild Chara]] [[EnfantTerrible Dreemurr]], the EnemyWithin of [[NiceGuy Asriel]] and [[PlayerCharacter Frisk]], respectively; while they’re mainly [[ManipulativeBastard manipulators]], they take on a more [[VillainProtagonist direct role]] in the [[KillEmAll Genocide Route]] if [[YouBastard The Player]] [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential goes down that path.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' has a triumvirate between [[spoiler: [[VillainProtagonist Ellen]], [[EvilMentor The]] [[{{Familiar}} Black]] [[CatsAreMean Cat]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demon]], and [[GeniusLoci The House.]]]] Notably, the [[MinimalistCast only other major character]] is [[TheHero Viola]], who [[spoiler: ''[[HeroAntagonist is the antagonist.]]'']]

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* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' has [[spoiler: [[TreacherousAdvisor Flowey]] [[FoulFlower the Flower]] and [[CreepyChild Chara]] [[EnfantTerrible Dreemurr]], the EnemyWithin of [[NiceGuy Asriel]] and [[PlayerCharacter Frisk]], respectively; while they’re mainly [[ManipulativeBastard manipulators]], they take on a more [[VillainProtagonist direct role]] in the [[KillEmAll Genocide Route]] if [[YouBastard The Player]] [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential goes down that path.]]]]
path]]]].
* ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' has a triumvirate between [[spoiler: [[VillainProtagonist Ellen]], [[EvilMentor The]] [[{{Familiar}} Black]] [[CatsAreMean Cat]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demon]], and [[GeniusLoci The House.]]]] House]]]]. Notably, the [[MinimalistCast only other major character]] is [[TheHero Viola]], who [[spoiler: ''[[HeroAntagonist is the antagonist.]]'']]antagonist]]'']].



* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''

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* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':



* Seen twice in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. In Book 1, Zuko's hunt for the Avatar is soon compounded by Admiral Zhao, who oppose each other from the beginning. Book 2 also ends this way, with [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] and [[EvilChancellor Long Feng]] teaming up to perform a coup on the Earth City capital, Ba Sing Se. However, from the beginning, both were planning to betray the other with Azula planning to take it for the Fire Nation and Long Feng planning to take control from the Earth King and have a more iron-fisted ruler for the Earth Kingdom. When the coup is complete, [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] turns Long Feng's own men against him, having impressed and terrified them with her ruthlessness and cunning, ending it with a BreakingSpeech to her defeated rival.

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* Seen twice in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. In Book 1, Zuko's hunt for the Avatar is soon compounded by Admiral Zhao, who oppose each other from the beginning. Book 2 also ends this way, with [[TheDragon Princess Azula]] and [[EvilChancellor Long Feng]] teaming up to perform a coup on the Earth City capital, Ba Sing Se. However, from the beginning, both were planning to betray the other with Azula planning to take it for the Fire Nation and Long Feng planning to take control from the Earth King and have a more iron-fisted ruler for the Earth Kingdom. When the coup is complete, [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] turns Long Feng's own men against him, having impressed and terrified them with her ruthlessness and cunning, ending it with a BreakingSpeech [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] to her defeated rival.
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* In ''Film/Norbit'', Rasputia is one with her brothers, [[spoiler:though she is the one behind the orphanage sabotage plot, therefore making her brothers the Dragons]].

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* In ''Film/Norbit'', ''{{Film/Norbit}}'', Rasputia is one with her brothers, [[spoiler:though she is the one behind the orphanage sabotage plot, therefore making her brothers the Dragons]].
1st Dec '17 4:33:08 PM AnthonyA
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', [[spoiler:though Randall is the one behind the scream extractor, he's in one with Waternoose if only because it's ambiguous if Randall is Waternoose's [[TheDragon Dragon]] or if it's the reverse]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', [[spoiler:though Randall is the one behind the scream extractor, he's Scream Extractor, he is in one with Mr. Waternoose if only because it's ambiguous if Randall Mr. Waternoose is Waternoose's Randall's [[TheDragon Dragon]] or if it's Dragon]]]].
* In ''Film/Norbit'', Rasputia is one with her brothers, [[spoiler:though she is
the reverse]].one behind the orphanage sabotage plot, therefore making her brothers the Dragons]].
1st Dec '17 12:55:28 PM G-Editor
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* The first season of ''Series/ThePunisher'' has William Rawlins and Billy Russo. Rawlins The CIA's Director Of Covert Affairs and the mastermind of the Blacksmith's drug operation, using the money to finance illegal CIA operations. This also makes him the GreaterScopeVillain for the Punisher arc of Daredevil season 2. Russo is an associate who owns a private military company called Anvil and uses his men to help silence anyone who could expose the corruption Rawlins and Russo himself were a part of. While Rawlins' arrogance leads him to believe he is the sole BigBad who makes the plans, Russo is TheDragon who gets his hands dirty, it's clear by now its a partnership, which Russo makes clear [[spoiler: when he arranges Rawlins' demise upon realizing the latter won't hold up his end of the bargain.]]

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* The first season of ''Series/ThePunisher'' has William Rawlins and Billy Russo. Rawlins The CIA's Director Of Covert Affairs and the mastermind of the Blacksmith's drug operation, using the money to finance illegal CIA operations. This also makes him the GreaterScopeVillain for the Punisher arc of Daredevil season 2.Daredevil's 2nd season. Russo is an associate who owns a private military company called Anvil and uses his men to help silence anyone who could expose the corruption Rawlins and Russo himself were a part of. While Rawlins' arrogance leads him to believe he is the sole BigBad who makes the plans, Russo is TheDragon who gets his hands dirty, it's clear by now its a partnership, which Russo makes clear [[spoiler: when he arranges Rawlins' demise upon realizing the latter won't hold up his end of the bargain.]]
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