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22nd Jan '16 12:26:55 PM acrobox
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* [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]] - The counterpart to TheChick. She's more likely to [[ManipulativeBastard toy with emotions]], or outright [[IceQueen ignores them]], rather than tending to her team. Tends to have a [[TheVamp seductive presence]] and [[DatingCatwoman flirts even with the heroes]]. If she has personal motivations instead of just being in it ForTheEvulz she becomes most likely candidate for CoDragons. If in an [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism optimistic setting,]] she will be the one most likely to be [[HighHeelFaceTurn redeemed and not die horrifically]] (and probably [[VillainessesWantHeroes hook up with]] TheHero or TheLancer). Without all the character development she's generically feminine and evil, and just there for a DesignatedGirlFight with her counterpart.
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* [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]] - The counterpart to TheChick. She's more likely to [[ManipulativeBastard toy with emotions]], or outright [[IceQueen ignores them]], rather than tending to her team. Tends to have a [[TheVamp seductive presence]] and [[DatingCatwoman flirts even with the heroes]]. If she has personal motivations instead of just being in it ForTheEvulz she becomes most likely candidate for CoDragons. If in an [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism optimistic setting,]] she will be the one most likely to be [[HighHeelFaceTurn redeemed and not die horrifically]] (and probably [[VillainessesWantHeroes hook up with]] TheHero or TheLancer). Without all the character development she's generically feminine and evil, and just there for a DesignatedGirlFight with her counterpart. counterpart. Some lineups forego this role, or just combine it with, BunnyEarsLawyer and the WackyGuy.
22nd Jan '16 12:22:35 PM acrobox
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Dark Chicks definition has changed. See discussion section.
* [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]] - The counterpart to TheChick, they can vary quite significantly, and is chiefly defined by looking or acting wildly different from the other members, adding color to the group. It's this member that stands out for one reason or another, and may be considered the "freak" or loose cannon of the group, particularly by her own members. If in an [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism optimistic setting,]] she will be the one most likely to be [[HighHeelFaceTurn redeemed and not die horrifically]] (and probably hook up with TheHero or TheLancer). If not, then she becomes a one part [[DatingCatwoman Dominatrix]] and one part {{Yandere}} for TheHero if she holds any type of [[VillainessesWantHeroes romantic interest]] towards him at all. It's also possible for her to be in love with TheDragon or the BigBad. Doesn't necessarily have to be female.
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* [[DarkChick The Dark Chick]] - The counterpart to TheChick, they can vary quite significantly, TheChick. She's more likely to [[ManipulativeBastard toy with emotions]], or outright [[IceQueen ignores them]], rather than tending to her team. Tends to have a [[TheVamp seductive presence]] and is chiefly defined by looking or acting wildly different from [[DatingCatwoman flirts even with the other members, adding color to the group. It's this member that stands out heroes]]. If she has personal motivations instead of just being in it ForTheEvulz she becomes most likely candidate for one reason or another, and may be considered the "freak" or loose cannon of the group, particularly by her own members. CoDragons. If in an [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism optimistic setting,]] she will be the one most likely to be [[HighHeelFaceTurn redeemed and not die horrifically]] (and probably hook up with TheHero or TheLancer). If not, then she becomes a one part [[DatingCatwoman Dominatrix]] and one part {{Yandere}} for TheHero if she holds any type of [[VillainessesWantHeroes romantic interest]] towards him at all. It's also possible hook up with]] TheHero or TheLancer). Without all the character development she's generically feminine and evil, and just there for her to be in love a DesignatedGirlFight with TheDragon or the BigBad. Doesn't necessarily have to be female. her counterpart.
10th Jan '16 7:37:15 PM Steam_Lord
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Heroes aren't the only ones who enjoy bonding in groups of five. Villains do it, too, and this {{trope}} is the EvilCounterpart of the FiveManBand. This isn't necessarily done to mirror the heroes or provide any sort of advantage; in fact, many Five-Bad Bands are in place even before the FiveManBand is. Note also that Five-Bad Bands are more fluid than Five Person Bands, open to more roster changes. However, if there are not five of them, it's not a FiveBadBand.
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Heroes aren't the only ones who enjoy bonding in groups of five. Villains do it, too, and this {{trope}} is the EvilCounterpart of the FiveManBand. This isn't necessarily done to mirror the heroes or provide any sort of advantage; in fact, many Five-Bad Bands are in place even before the FiveManBand is. Note also that Five-Bad Bands are more fluid than Five Person Bands, open to more roster changes. However, if there are not five of them, it's not a FiveBadBand.FiveBadBand, it is a StandardEvilOrganizationSquad.
3rd Sep '15 9:41:47 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]] - Counterpart to TheSmartGuy. Operates the weapons or acts as MissionControl for the others. Often essential to the evil scheme; their screwing up could mean the entire thing falls apart. Most likely of this group to be BadBoss'd for this very reason. Ironically, being less manically evil doesn't make them a better candidate for a HeelFaceTurn, as they are often just completely amoral. More prone to insanity or [[BunnyEarsLawyer other quirks]] than others. Very likely to be a MadScientist (or an EvilSorcerer in fantasy-oriented works).
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* [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]] - Counterpart to TheSmartGuy. Operates the weapons or acts as MissionControl for the others. Often essential to the evil scheme; their they're screwing up could mean the entire thing falls apart. Most likely of this group to be BadBoss'd for this very reason. Ironically, being less manically evil doesn't make them a better candidate for a HeelFaceTurn, as they are often just completely amoral. More prone to insanity or [[BunnyEarsLawyer other quirks]] than others. Very likely to be a MadScientist (or an EvilSorcerer in fantasy-oriented works).
3rd Feb '15 10:42:09 AM TheUnknownUploader
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28th Dec '14 5:50:36 PM randomperson2864
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In general this team is the ultimate enemy to defeat, being [[FixedRelativeStrength equal and opposite]] their enemies. However, if they are a group sent out by the BigBad and have a leadership structure but are nothing more than a [[TheDragon dangerous group]] to cause trouble then it is a QuirkyMinibossSquad. A Five Bad Team can double as ThePsychoRangers, the collective EvilTwin of a FiveManBand.
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In general this team is the ultimate enemy to defeat, being [[FixedRelativeStrength equal and opposite]] their enemies. However, if they are a group sent out by the BigBad and have a leadership structure but are nothing more than a [[TheDragon dangerous group]] group to cause trouble then it is a QuirkyMinibossSquad. A Five Bad Team can double as ThePsychoRangers, the collective EvilTwin of a FiveManBand.
15th Aug '14 10:32:22 AM erforce
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* TheBrute - Counterpart to TheBigGuy. If {{the Dragon}} doesn't lead the {{Mooks}}, they will. While likely not better in a fight than TheDragon, is often the most physically powerful and often the most sadistic. Likes to fight and get his hands dirty, and is usually second best to {{the Dragon}} at doing so. Oh, and they are [[GiantMook big]], and sometimes ([[GeniusBruiser but not always]]) [[DumbMuscle pretty dim]].
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* TheBrute - Counterpart to TheBigGuy. If {{the Dragon}} doesn't lead [[MookLieutenant lead]] the {{Mooks}}, they will. While likely not better in a fight than TheDragon, is often the most physically powerful and often the most sadistic. Likes to fight and get his hands dirty, and is usually second best to {{the Dragon}} at doing so. Oh, and they are [[GiantMook big]], and sometimes ([[GeniusBruiser but not always]]) [[DumbMuscle pretty dim]].
27th Jul '14 3:15:04 PM Tightwire
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Heroes aren't the only ones who enjoy bonding in groups of five. Villains do it, too, and this {{trope}} is the EvilCounterpart of the FiveManBand. This isn't necessarily done to mirror the heroes or provide any sort of advantage; in fact, many Five-Bad Bands are in place even before the FiveManBand is. Note also that Five-Bad Bands are more fluid than Five Person Bands, open to more roster changes, and there may not even be five of them, though there are never fewer than four.
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Heroes aren't the only ones who enjoy bonding in groups of five. Villains do it, too, and this {{trope}} is the EvilCounterpart of the FiveManBand. This isn't necessarily done to mirror the heroes or provide any sort of advantage; in fact, many Five-Bad Bands are in place even before the FiveManBand is. Note also that Five-Bad Bands are more fluid than Five Person Bands, open to more roster changes, and changes. However, if there may are not even be five of them, though there are never fewer than four.it's not a FiveBadBand.

Similarly, neither all evil Five Person Bands nor all groups of ThePsychoRangers are necessarily Five Bad Bands. Compare and contrast with a StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy.
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Similarly, neither all evil Five Person Bands nor all groups of ThePsychoRangers are necessarily Five Bad Bands. Compare and contrast with a StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy.
10th Jun '14 10:56:57 AM Vir
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* FiveBadBand/TableTopGames
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8th Mar '14 5:20:17 PM Aiguille
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* TheDragon - Counterpart to TheLancer, or on occasion TheHero if the BigBad v BigGood thing is going on. Usually more physical than their {{boss}}, and commonly the most trusted member of the bunch. Good for leading {{Mooks}}. If the BigBad is a Barbaric Psychopath, then the Dragon will likely be the most '[[WickedCultured classy]]', and Vice Versa. Much like TheLancer, in the absence of a SixthRangerTraitor, TheDragon is the most likely to betray the team (''especially'' if they're TheStarscream), and may bear their share of resentment towards the BigBad[[note]]although if there's more than one Dragon, odds are at least one will be fully loyal[[/note]]. More likely to be TheHero's EvilCounterpart or WorthyOpponent within the context of the story than the BigBad is.
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* TheDragon - Counterpart to TheLancer, or on occasion TheHero if the BigBad v BigGood thing is going on. Usually more physical than their {{boss}}, boss, and commonly the most trusted member of the bunch. Good for leading {{Mooks}}. If the BigBad is a Barbaric Psychopath, then the Dragon will likely be the most '[[WickedCultured classy]]', and Vice Versa. Much like TheLancer, in the absence of a SixthRangerTraitor, TheDragon is the most likely to betray the team (''especially'' if they're TheStarscream), and may bear their share of resentment towards the BigBad[[note]]although if there's more than one Dragon, odds are at least one will be fully loyal[[/note]]. More likely to be TheHero's EvilCounterpart or WorthyOpponent within the context of the story than the BigBad is.
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