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27th Nov '17 2:08:20 AM Shadowgazer
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Whatever the case may be, the Bit Part Bad Guy always gets the short end of the butt-kicking stick. They'll almost always be quite low on the SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat and, compared to the rest of the story, on the silly side of the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness. The best hope a Bit Part Bad Guy has is to make a strong enough impression during their brief appearance that audiences demand they be brought back again, possibly upgraded to MonsterOfTheWeek status. Only once in a scarlet moon can such a villain even dream of [[FromNobodyToNightmare becoming Big Bad material]], though.

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Whatever the case may be, the Bit Part Bad Guy always gets the short end of the butt-kicking stick. They'll almost always be quite low on the SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat and, compared to the rest of the story, on the silly side of the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness. Now it must be said that all this doesn't mean that they are necessarily [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffectual]] or not a threat to a random citizen, it just means that they are small fries in a much bigger pond. They can be quite dangerous and evil on their own for non-powerful heroes and will often in fact be given KickTheDog or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain traits, if only to justify their getting a comeuppance. The best hope a Bit Part Bad Guy has is to make a strong enough impression during their brief appearance that audiences demand they be brought back again, possibly upgraded to MonsterOfTheWeek status. Only once in a scarlet moon can such a villain even dream of [[FromNobodyToNightmare becoming Big Bad material]], though.



SubTrope of BitCharacter and PlotIrrelevantVillain; SuperTrope of MuggingTheMonster. Will often be given KickTheDog or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain traits, if only to justify their getting a comeuppance. Common in a BatmanColdOpen, when said ColdOpen doesn't feature a recurring villain; however, Bit Part Bad Guys can show up anywhere in the story, up to and including right before (and after) the climax.

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SubTrope of BitCharacter and PlotIrrelevantVillain; SuperTrope of MuggingTheMonster. Will often be given KickTheDog or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain traits, if only to justify their getting a comeuppance. Common in a BatmanColdOpen, when said ColdOpen doesn't feature a recurring villain; however, Bit Part Bad Guys can show up anywhere in the story, up to and including right before (and after) the climax.
25th Nov '17 9:15:55 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' had a ton of these, especially in earlier seasons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' had a ton of these, especially in earlier seasons. Ultimately, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Count Spankulot]] was the only one to graduate to full-on MonsterOfTheWeek.
28th Oct '17 11:59:13 AM OlmoJV
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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' has a group of bandits led by a mongoose called Haun, who kidnap Lady Lianne in hopes of a high ransom. In addition to her being rescued from them by Lord Shen providing action and relationship development, the [[KickTheSonOfABitch sadistic way]] Shen executes Haun [[ItsPersonal personally]] serves as one of the warning signs of [[ForegoneConclusion what he becomes in the future]]. Most of the other bandits die as well, and the rest aren't heard of again.

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* ''FanFic/TheVow'' ''Fanfic/TheVow'' has a group of bandits led by a mongoose called Haun, who kidnap Lady Lianne in hopes of a high ransom. In addition to her being rescued from them by Lord Shen providing action and relationship development, the [[KickTheSonOfABitch sadistic way]] Shen executes Haun [[ItsPersonal personally]] serves as one of the warning signs of [[ForegoneConclusion what he becomes in the future]]. Most of the other bandits die as well, and the rest aren't heard of again.
29th May '17 10:00:33 PM nombretomado
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* Amazing Rope Guy from WordGirl, whose incompetence is to the point that when criminals go on the rampage after she is weakened by a Kryptonite equivalent, he's the only one she catches.

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* Amazing Rope Guy from WordGirl, ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'', whose incompetence is to the point that when criminals go on the rampage after she is weakened by a Kryptonite equivalent, he's the only one she catches.
13th May '17 11:04:59 AM lillolillo
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* The Snake Baron's bandits in the first story arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' basically existed for Guts to show off his repeating crossbow skills and his [[{{BFS}} gigantic sword]] for the first time. The Female Apostle from the very first scene in the manga also acted as this, showing how ruthless Guts can be.

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* The Snake Baron's bandits in the first story arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' basically existed exist for Guts to show off his repeating crossbow skills and his [[{{BFS}} gigantic sword]] for the first time. The Female Apostle from the very first scene in the manga also acted acts as this, showing how ruthless Guts can be.



* In a ''Comicbook/BatgirlRebirth'' Annual, eco-terrorist villain Red Spur shows up in the two first pages and is chased away by Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} before the beginning of the main plot.
* In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', super-villain Rebel harasses Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} several times until the Girl of Steel gets tired of beating him up and scares him away stating he was not important. He was ''something to do'' until the real BigBad came along.



-->'''Raven:''' Remember me?
-->'''Dr. Light:''' I'd like to go to prison now.

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-->'''Raven:''' --->'''Raven:''' Remember me?
-->'''Dr.
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'''Dr.
Light:''' I'd like to go to prison now.
8th Apr '17 4:27:45 AM WillBGood
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* ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'', being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, presents protagonist Miki as she encounters an unfortunate thief, LowlyCriminal {{Yakuza}}, and JapaneseDelinquents, all of them only there to [[MuggingTheMonster Mug the Monster]] and give her an excuse to {{curbstomp|Battle}} them, and then be forgotten.

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* ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'', being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, presents protagonist Miki as she encounters an unfortunate thief, LowlyCriminal minor {{Yakuza}}, and JapaneseDelinquents, all of them only there to [[MuggingTheMonster Mug the Monster]] and give her an excuse to {{curbstomp|Battle}} them, and then be forgotten.
6th Apr '17 7:58:46 PM Karxrida
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games almost always have the opening chapter deal with the protagonists army facing bandits or pirates [[RapePillageAndBurn raiding villages]]. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Gazzak]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemBlazingSword Batta]] are particularly memorable examples. Occasionally criminals will show up after the early chapters as [[FillerVillain filler baddies]] outside of the main conflict.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games almost always have the opening chapter deal with the protagonists army facing bandits or pirates [[RapePillageAndBurn raiding villages]]. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Gazzak]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemBlazingSword [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Batta]] are particularly memorable examples. Occasionally criminals will show up after the early chapters as [[FillerVillain filler baddies]] outside of the main conflict.
23rd Mar '17 1:31:01 PM Monsund
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games almost always have the opening chapter deal with the protagonists army facing bandits or pirates [[RapePillageAndBurn raiding villages]]. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Gazzak]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemBlazingSword Batta]] are particularly memorable examples. Occasionally criminals will show up after the early chapters as [[FillerVillain filler baddies]] outside of the main conflict.
16th Feb '17 10:52:27 PM Dravencour
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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'': Some bank robbers.

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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'': Some The bank robbers.robbers from ''Film/DirtyHarry'' were basically there so Harry could show off his skills with the .44 Magnum and deliver his famous "Do you feel lucky?" speech.
16th Feb '17 10:51:00 PM Dravencour
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* The Snake Baron's bandits in the first story arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' basically existed for Guts to show off his repeating crossbow skills and his [[{{BFS}} gigantic sword]] for the first time.

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* The Snake Baron's bandits in the first story arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' basically existed for Guts to show off his repeating crossbow skills and his [[{{BFS}} gigantic sword]] for the first time. The Female Apostle from the very first scene in the manga also acted as this, showing how ruthless Guts can be.
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