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13th Feb '18 4:01:32 AM Concrete4
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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' gives us The Duke of Weselton, [[spoiler: Prince Hans]], and Princess Elsa ([[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds unwittingly]]). The Duke of Weselton want to trade with Arendelle and exploit its riches, and is the first to ostriches Elsa after witnessing her powers and sends his men to kill her. [[spoiler: Prince Hans travels to Arendelle to broker a marriage with Anna, and when witnessing Elsa's powers go uncontrollable and freezing Arendelle, he decides to exploits the sistuation to win the people's favor and kill the sisters so he can claim the Arendelle throne all to himself]]. Elsa unlike the other two is an HeroAntagonist instead of a villain, but it is her powers that she loses control of that causes the entire conflict to happen in the first place by freezing Arendelle and nearly killing Anna. In the end, Elsa manages to control her powers, restore summer, and save Anna, [[spoiler: Prince Hans is arrested and sent of to the Southern Ilse to face judgment]], and Arendelle cuts all ties with The Duke of Weselton and his country.

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* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' gives us The Duke of Weselton, [[spoiler: Prince Hans]], and Princess Elsa ([[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds unwittingly]]). The Duke of Weselton want to trade with Arendelle and exploit its riches, and is the first to ostriches Elsa after witnessing her powers and sends his men to kill her. [[spoiler: Prince Hans travels to Arendelle to broker a marriage with Anna, and when witnessing Elsa's powers go uncontrollable and freezing Arendelle, he decides to exploits the sistuation to win the people's favor and kill the sisters so he can claim the Arendelle throne all to himself]]. Elsa unlike the other two is an HeroAntagonist instead of a villain, but it is her powers that she loses control of that causes the entire conflict to happen in the first place by freezing Arendelle and nearly killing Anna. In the end, Elsa manages to control her powers, restore summer, and save Anna, [[spoiler: Prince Hans is arrested and sent of to the Southern Ilse Isle to face judgment]], and Arendelle cuts all ties with The Duke of Weselton and his country.
6th Feb '18 8:32:44 PM HamburgerTime
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* ''Videogame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'' has Celia Fortner, a dark priestess who seeks to revive {{Dracula}}, and Dario Bossi and Dmitrii Blinov, two {{Evil Sorcerer}}s who are potential hosts for Drac's power; Celia encourages them to battle both [[AntiAntiChrist Soma]] and each other for supremacy. [[spoiler:Dmitrii proves EvilerThanThou by outlasting Dario and backstabbing Celia, but he doesn't live long enough to enjoy his victory, as Dracula's power deems him an unfit wielder and [[EvilIsNotAToy consumes him from the inside out]]. The actual FinalBoss is the Menace, an EldritchAbomination created out of Dmitrii's corpse by Dracula's power]].
3rd Feb '18 1:36:38 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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The story features two or more {{Big Bad}}s, each of whom has their own distinct agenda and resources. The result can be EvilVersusEvil, EvilerThanThou, EnemyMine, VillainTeamUp or BigBadDuumvirate, but it may be the case that none of the villains have anything to do with each other, let alone unaware of each other. Played straight, each BigBad should be of a comparable threat level to prevent one from overshadowing the other.

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The story features two or more {{Big Bad}}s, each of whom has their own distinct agenda and resources. The result can be EvilVersusEvil, EvilerThanThou, EnemyMine, VillainTeamUp or BigBadDuumvirate, but it may be the case that none of the villains have anything to do with each other, let alone unaware aware of each other. Played straight, each BigBad should be of a comparable threat level to prevent one from overshadowing the other.


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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* GAEA had Wrestling/LionessAsuka, a veteran partner of the company's founder who was still bitter at being forced to retire from [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling Zenjo]], Mayumi Ozaki, the leader of a hostile invading force that passed through several enterprises before paying GAEA special attention and Akira Hokuto, who in turn was using GAEA as a base to establish her own hostile force to eventually invade elsewhere. Asuka eventually reconciled with Chigusa Nagayo and underwent a HeelFaceTurn to help deal with the other two.[[/folder]]
22nd Jan '18 1:12:43 PM N8han11
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Burns]], [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Sideshow Bob]] and [[KnightTemplar Russ Cargill]] (from [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie the movie]]). With Mr. Burns. Sure, Burns might be the most influential villain in Homer's life, but Bob is the most dangerous and active threat to the Simpsons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Burns]], [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Sideshow Bob]] and [[KnightTemplar Russ Cargill]] (from [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie the movie]]). With Mr. Burns. Sure, Burns might be the most influential villain in Homer's life, but Bob is the most dangerous and active threat to the Simpsons.
18th Jan '18 11:45:13 AM marston
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* In the 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'', the main antagonists are a race of cat-like aliens called the Catatonians, led by Hannibal T. Hairball and his DragonInChief Cataclysm, as well as a CorruptCorporateExecutive named Ronaldo Rump. The Catatonians are invading Mars and try to stop Vinnie, Throttle, and Modo from rescuing Stoker so he can make a new regenerator that can be used to end the drought on Mars, while Ronaldo Rump wants Stoker to build a new regenerator because the one he has that he uses for his land development schemes is running low on power. In addition, Lawrence Limburger, the main villain of the original 1993 cartoon, sometimes returns in an attempt to get even with the Biker Mice.
17th Jan '18 1:05:13 PM G-Editor
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** {{Inverted|Trope}} with the Council of Nine from the Imaginationland episodes, a {{Big|Good}} ''[[BigGood Good]]'' Ensemble (consisting of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]], [[Film/TheMatrix Morpheus]], [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Glinda the Good Witch]], [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Zeus]], and ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}). The Evil imaginary characters themselves are a subversion, at least initially, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as despite what they literally are,]] they did not start the war. The terrorist cell did, [[PretextForWar in order to bring the previously at-peace Good and Evil characters to war against each other]] [[KillEmAll to kill each other and bring an apocalypse to Imaginationland.]] [[spoiler:Of course, the terrorists were killed after they started the war, [[UnwittingPawn and the fact that the Evil characters were as much pawns as the Good characters]] [[MoralEventHorizon was no longer an excuse after what they did to Strawberry Shortcake for one.]] [[OutGambitted Still, the Good characters won]] and [[BackFromTheDead all casualties were resurrected]], [[CruelMercy while any Evil casualties weren't as lucky and ended up imprisoned.]]]]
** A true example was the celebrity alliance in "200/201" (with Tom Cruise, Rob Reiner, and Barbara Streisand being the foremost of them), and the Ginger Kids led by [[spoiler:Scott Tenorman]].

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** {{Inverted|Trope}} with the Council of Nine from the Imaginationland episodes, a {{Big|Good}} ''[[BigGood Good]]'' Ensemble (consisting of UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, Franchise/WonderWoman, [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]], [[Film/TheMatrix Morpheus]], [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Glinda the Good Witch]], [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Zeus]], and ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}). The Evil imaginary characters themselves are a subversion, at least initially, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as despite what they literally are,]] they did not start the war. The terrorist cell did, [[PretextForWar in order to bring the previously at-peace Good and Evil characters to war against each other]] [[KillEmAll to kill each other and bring an apocalypse to Imaginationland.]] [[spoiler:Of course, the terrorists were killed after they started the war, [[UnwittingPawn and the fact that the Evil characters were as much pawns as the Good characters]] [[MoralEventHorizon was no longer an excuse after what they did to Strawberry Shortcake for one.]] [[OutGambitted Still, the Good characters won]] and [[BackFromTheDead all casualties were resurrected]], [[CruelMercy while any Evil casualties weren't as lucky and ended up imprisoned.]]]]
** A true example was
"200/201" episodes has the celebrity alliance in "200/201" in (with Tom Cruise, Rob Reiner, and Barbara Streisand being the foremost of them), and the Ginger Kids led by [[spoiler:Scott Tenorman]].
16th Jan '18 8:28:15 PM MasterN
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* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', there are several villainous characters (the majority of the [[JerkassGods gods actually fall under this]]), but the most prominent are [[AntiVillain Loki]], [[EldritchAbomination Ka Anor]], and [[MagnificentBastard S]][[ManipulativeBastard e]][[BastardBastard n]][[HotWitch n]][[BarrierMaiden a]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', there are several villainous characters (the majority of the [[JerkassGods gods actually fall under this]]), but the most prominent are [[AntiVillain Loki]], [[EldritchAbomination Ka Anor]], and [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard S]][[ManipulativeBastard e]][[BastardBastard n]][[HotWitch n]][[BarrierMaiden a]].Senna]]]].
16th Jan '18 3:22:13 PM G-Editor
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** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Season 2 has a very impressive lineup of antagonists. In the first half alone, we have [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Daniel Whitehall]], "[[DeadlyDoctor the Doctor]]" [[spoiler: (aka Cal Zabo)]], General Talbot as a HeroAntagonist, and [[EvilFormerFriend Grant Ward]] as a WildCard. By the second half, Whitehall is dead and SHIELD have reached an understanding with Talbot, but things get ''more'' complicated, not less: the Doctor gets subsumed by the Inhumans, led by [[spoiler: his wife, Jiaying]], a new threat emerges in the form of [[spoiler: the "real" SHIELD]] led by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Robert Gonzales]], Ward continues to be a WildCard, and [[GreaterScopeVillain HYDRA's]] presence is continued to be felt, thanks to [[MadScientist Dr. List]].
** The first season of ''Series/LukeCage'' features four major antagonists: Cottonmouth, Councilwoman Mariah Dillard, Shades, and Diamondback. But since all four of them are normal humans against a superpowered hero, they spend more time in their own plotlines]] than challenging Luke. Shades never even meets Luke in the course of the season, and [[spoiler:Cottonmouth is killed by Mariah halfway through]].

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** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': The 2nd Season 2 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' has a very impressive lineup of antagonists. In the first half alone, we have [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Daniel Whitehall]], "[[DeadlyDoctor the Doctor]]" [[spoiler: (aka Cal Zabo)]], General Talbot as a HeroAntagonist, and [[EvilFormerFriend Grant Ward]] as a WildCard. By the second half, Whitehall is dead and SHIELD have reached an understanding with Talbot, but things get ''more'' complicated, not less: the Doctor gets subsumed by the Inhumans, led by [[spoiler: his wife, Jiaying]], a new threat emerges in the form of [[spoiler: the "real" SHIELD]] led by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Robert Gonzales]], Ward continues to be a WildCard, and [[GreaterScopeVillain HYDRA's]] presence is continued to be felt, thanks to [[MadScientist Dr. List]].
** The first season of ''Series/LukeCage'' features four major antagonists: Cottonmouth, Councilwoman Mariah Dillard, Shades, and Diamondback. But since all four of them are normal humans against a superpowered hero, they spend spend more time in their own plotlines]] than challenging Luke. Shades never even meets Luke in the course of the season, and [[spoiler:Cottonmouth is killed by Mariah halfway through]].
16th Jan '18 3:21:21 PM G-Editor
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Season 2 has a very impressive lineup of antagonists. In the first half alone, we have [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Daniel Whitehall]], "[[DeadlyDoctor the Doctor]]" [[spoiler: (aka Cal Zabo)]], General Talbot as a HeroAntagonist, and [[EvilFormerFriend Grant Ward]] as a WildCard. By the second half, Whitehall is dead and SHIELD have reached an understanding with Talbot, but things get ''more'' complicated, not less: the Doctor gets subsumed by the Inhumans, led by [[spoiler: his wife, Jiaying]], a new threat emerges in the form of [[spoiler: the "real" SHIELD]] led by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Robert Gonzales]], Ward continues to be a WildCard, and [[GreaterScopeVillain HYDRA's]] presence is continued to be felt, thanks to [[MadScientist Dr. List]].
* The first season of ''Series/LukeCage'' features four major antagonists: Cottonmouth, Councilwoman Mariah Dillard, Shades, and Diamondback. But since all four of them are normal humans against a superpowered hero, they spend more time in their own plotlines]] than challenging Luke. Shades never even meets Luke in the course of the season, and [[spoiler:Cottonmouth is killed by Mariah halfway through]].
* The first season of ''Series/IronFist2017'' has three major antagonists: of Harold Meachum, Madame Gao, and [[spoiler:Bakuto. The latter two are leaders of opposing factions of the Hand in an EnemyCivilWar, while Harold is forced by the Hand to run Rand Enterprises on their behalf from behind-the-scenes but is itching to escape their control. Harold is also responsible for killing Danny's parents, making the conflict [[ItsPersonal personal.]]]]

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* ** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Season 2 has a very impressive lineup of antagonists. In the first half alone, we have [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Daniel Whitehall]], "[[DeadlyDoctor the Doctor]]" [[spoiler: (aka Cal Zabo)]], General Talbot as a HeroAntagonist, and [[EvilFormerFriend Grant Ward]] as a WildCard. By the second half, Whitehall is dead and SHIELD have reached an understanding with Talbot, but things get ''more'' complicated, not less: the Doctor gets subsumed by the Inhumans, led by [[spoiler: his wife, Jiaying]], a new threat emerges in the form of [[spoiler: the "real" SHIELD]] led by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Robert Gonzales]], Ward continues to be a WildCard, and [[GreaterScopeVillain HYDRA's]] presence is continued to be felt, thanks to [[MadScientist Dr. List]].
* ** The first season of ''Series/LukeCage'' features four major antagonists: Cottonmouth, Councilwoman Mariah Dillard, Shades, and Diamondback. But since all four of them are normal humans against a superpowered hero, they spend spend more time in their own plotlines]] than challenging Luke. Shades never even meets Luke in the course of the season, and [[spoiler:Cottonmouth is killed by Mariah halfway through]].
* ** The first season of ''Series/IronFist2017'' has three major antagonists: of Harold Meachum, Madame Gao, and [[spoiler:Bakuto. The latter two are leaders of opposing factions of the Hand in an EnemyCivilWar, while Harold is forced by the Hand to run Rand Enterprises on their behalf from behind-the-scenes but is itching to escape their control. Harold is also responsible for killing Danny's parents, making the conflict [[ItsPersonal personal.]]]]
16th Jan '18 3:20:39 PM G-Editor
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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Season 2 has a very impressive lineup of antagonists. In the first half alone, we have [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Daniel Whitehall]], "[[DeadlyDoctor the Doctor]]" [[spoiler: (aka Cal Zabo)]], General Talbot as a HeroAntagonist, and [[EvilFormerFriend Grant Ward]] as a WildCard. By the second half, Whitehall is dead and SHIELD have reached an understanding with Talbot, but things get ''more'' complicated, not less: the Doctor gets subsumed by the Inhumans, led by [[spoiler: his wife, Jiaying]], a new threat emerges in the form of [[spoiler: the "real" SHIELD]] led by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Robert Gonzales]], Ward continues to be a WildCard, and [[GreaterScopeVillain HYDRA's]] presence is continued to be felt, thanks to [[MadScientist Dr. List]].



* Happens in the first season of ''Series/LukeCage'', which features four major antagonists: Cottonmouth, Councilwoman Mariah Dillard, Shades, and Diamondback. But since all four of them are normal humans against a superpowered hero, they spend [[FourLinesSomeWaiting more time in their own plotlines]] than challenging Luke. Shades never even meets Luke in the course of the season, and [[spoiler:Cottonmouth is killed by Mariah halfway through]].

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* Happens ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse TV Shows'':
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Season 2 has a very impressive lineup of antagonists. In the first half alone, we have [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Daniel Whitehall]], "[[DeadlyDoctor the Doctor]]" [[spoiler: (aka Cal Zabo)]], General Talbot as a HeroAntagonist, and [[EvilFormerFriend Grant Ward]] as a WildCard. By the second half, Whitehall is dead and SHIELD have reached an understanding with Talbot, but things get ''more'' complicated, not less: the Doctor gets subsumed by the Inhumans, led by [[spoiler: his wife, Jiaying]], a new threat emerges
in the form of [[spoiler: the "real" SHIELD]] led by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Robert Gonzales]], Ward continues to be a WildCard, and [[GreaterScopeVillain HYDRA's]] presence is continued to be felt, thanks to [[MadScientist Dr. List]].
* The
first season of ''Series/LukeCage'', which ''Series/LukeCage'' features four major antagonists: Cottonmouth, Councilwoman Mariah Dillard, Shades, and Diamondback. But since all four of them are normal humans against a superpowered hero, they spend [[FourLinesSomeWaiting spend more time in their own plotlines]] than challenging Luke. Shades never even meets Luke in the course of the season, and [[spoiler:Cottonmouth is killed by Mariah halfway through]].through]].
* The first season of ''Series/IronFist2017'' has three major antagonists: of Harold Meachum, Madame Gao, and [[spoiler:Bakuto. The latter two are leaders of opposing factions of the Hand in an EnemyCivilWar, while Harold is forced by the Hand to run Rand Enterprises on their behalf from behind-the-scenes but is itching to escape their control. Harold is also responsible for killing Danny's parents, making the conflict [[ItsPersonal personal.]]]]
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