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22nd Sep '17 4:48:46 PM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' featured this thrice: the two versions of the Injustice Gang in the episodes "Fury" and "Injustice For All", and the Secret Society in the episode "Secret Society" (naturally, after the above comic). The sequel series, ''Justice League Unlimited'', had another such group, albeit ''much'' larger and better organized, the focus of its third-season arc; this group was unnamed, but was variously called the Legion of Doom and the Secret Society by fans. (Lex does refer to it as a "society" at one point.) The entire third season was basically a homage to the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'', complete with [[spoiler:{{ComicBook/Darkseid}} showing up as the TrueFinalBoss to replace them]].
** The creators have admitted that they considered the massive villain group in JLU to be the Legion of Doom (complete with "Darth Vader head base in a swamp"), and generally referred to the group as such when discussing it, [[ExecutiveMeddling but had been explicitly told by DC that they could NOT use the Legion of Doom term.]] This is why the group is never actually named in the show, and why Luthor's allusion to the group implies it's related to the prior Secret Society. Note that Grodd corrects Luthor and implies the group ISN'T just a larger Secret Society -- but then fails to provide an alternate term. Interestingly, they ''were'' referred to as The Legion of Doom on the JLU Season 2 DVD box.
** ''Justice League'' also featured the Superman Revenge Squad, though they were not named as such.
** The original Secret Society was something of an inversion of this trope. Grodd uses his mental powers to make the heroes more irritable, causing them to give vent to grievances that they normally kept bottled up. This causes the dissolution of the League, much the same way that a normal Legion Of Doom will fall apart. Grodd even lampshades the common fate of Legions Of Doom, and seeks to avert it using trust-building exercises and training.
** The episode with the Justice Guild has the Injustice Guild, based on the Injustice Society.
** "Epilogue" briefly features the Iniquity Collective, a small collection of the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond future Batman's]] rogues ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Parasite]]).



* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' featured this thrice: the two versions of the Injustice Gang in the episodes "Fury" and "Injustice For All", and the Secret Society in the episode "Secret Society" (naturally, after the above comic). The sequel series, ''Justice League Unlimited'', had another such group, albeit ''much'' larger and better organized, the focus of its third-season arc; this group was unnamed, but was variously called the Legion of Doom and the Secret Society by fans. (Lex does refer to it as a "society" at one point.) The entire third season was basically a homage to the aforementioned ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'', complete with [[spoiler:{{ComicBook/Darkseid}} showing up as the TrueFinalBoss to replace them]].
** The creators have admitted that they considered the massive villain group in JLU to be the Legion of Doom (complete with "Darth Vader head base in a swamp"), and generally referred to the group as such when discussing it, [[ExecutiveMeddling but had been explicitly told by DC that they could NOT use the Legion of Doom term.]] This is why the group is never actually named in the show, and why Luthor's allusion to the group implies it's related to the prior Secret Society. Note that Grodd corrects Luthor and implies the group ISN'T just a larger Secret Society -- but then fails to provide an alternate term. Interestingly, they ''were'' referred to as The Legion of Doom on the JLU Season 2 DVD box.
** ''Justice League'' also featured the Superman Revenge Squad, though they were not named as such.
** The original Secret Society was something of an inversion of this trope. Grodd uses his mental powers to make the heroes more irritable, causing them to give vent to grievances that they normally kept bottled up. This causes the dissolution of the League, much the same way that a normal Legion Of Doom will fall apart. Grodd even lampshades the common fate of Legions Of Doom, and seeks to avert it using trust-building exercises and training.
** The episode with the Justice Guild has the Injustice Guild, based on the Injustice Society.
** "Epilogue" briefly features the Iniquity Collective, a small collection of the [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond future Batman's]] rogues ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Parasite]]).
16th Sep '17 5:40:30 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/FirstStrike'' has several villains of the Franchise/HasbroComicUniverse coming together, with the only major absentees being any Cybertronians, since they're the villains' intended targets, and any villains from ROM, because the BigBad has a very personal grudge against them. Naturally, they don't get on very well, and some of them are even expecting a sudden but inevitable betrayal.
9th Sep '17 1:30:07 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' had A.P.E. (Allied Perpetrators of Evil); consisting of Lex Luthor, the Warlock, Toyman and the Prankster who united in an attempt to take down Superman.
7th Sep '17 5:21:28 PM Byzantine
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* ''Batman's Gangland Guardians'' featured an assembly of {{Franchise/Batman}}'s foes. Fearing that a new mysterious supervillain might actually succeed in killing Batman, they act to secretly protect him. The rationale being that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou only they, who have put in the time an effort, deserve to be in the running for Batman's final defeat]].

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* ''Batman's Gangland Guardians'' featured an assembly of {{Franchise/Batman}}'s foes. Fearing that a new mysterious supervillain might actually succeed in killing Batman, they act to secretly protect him. The rationale being that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou only they, who have put in the time an and effort, deserve to be in the running for Batman's final defeat]].
4th Sep '17 4:16:14 PM FarSider
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons "Gentlemen... to evil!"]]]]

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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the Crimson Coalition is founded by various factions which have opposed the Grand Alliancet... although lately many heroes have found out that the Coalition might not be as bad as it originally seemed to be when they learn of the noble goals of some of its members.

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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the Crimson Coalition is founded by various factions which have opposed the Grand Alliancet... Alliance...although lately many heroes have found out that the Coalition might not be as bad as it originally seemed to be when they learn of the noble goals of some of its members.



* The last season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' with the Negative Ten. ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had the "And Then There Were-" two-parters, which featured Vilgax teaming up with Eon, and then forming a team of evil alternate Bens from various parallel universes in order to conquer a reality where Ben never received the Omnitrix.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10 original series]] double-episode "Ben vs the Negavite 10: Parts 1 & 2", Forever King Driscoll forms a group of supervillains called "The Negative 10" consisting of every villain Ben has fought to steal an energy power unit from Mount Rushmore.

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* The last season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' with the Negative Ten. Ten, formed by Forever King Driscoll consisting of villains Ben has fought to steal an energy power unit from Mount Rushmore.
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''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' had the "And Then There Were-" two-parters, which featured Vilgax teaming up with Eon, Eon and Albedo, and then forming a team of evil alternate Bens from various parallel universes in order to conquer a reality where Ben never received the Omnitrix.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10 original series]] double-episode "Ben vs the Negavite 10: Parts 1 & 2", Forever King Driscoll forms
Omnitrix. Paradox would then summon a group of supervillains called "The Negative 10" consisting of every villain heroic Bens ([[FutureBadass Ben has fought to steal an energy power unit 10K]], [[ThirteenIsUnlucky Ben 23]], [[WhatIf Gwen 10]], and Ben from Mount Rushmore.the original universe himself) to even the odds.



** Another FiveBadBand would be in "Operation: M.I.S.S.I.O.N.", only it's ''Numbuh Four'' who assembles four incarcerated villains... for a bowling match against his father.

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** Another FiveBadBand would be in "Operation: M.I.S.S.I.O.N.", only it's ''Numbuh Four'' who assembles four incarcerated villains... for a bowling match against his father.
26th Aug '17 4:41:04 AM Nadim
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** In the [[WesternAnimation/Ben10 original series]] double-episode "Ben vs the Negavite 10: Parts 1 & 2", Forever King Driscoll forms a group of supervillains called "The Negative 10" consisting of every villain Ben has fought to steal an energy power unit from Mount Rushmore.
20th Aug '17 4:24:50 AM Snowy66
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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' "Invasion" Oliver, Thea, Sara, Roy, and Diggle are trapped in a LotusEaterMachine. When they try to break out, the machine creates copies of Malcolm Merlyn / the Dark Archer, Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, Damien Darhk, a [[SuperSoldier Mirakuru soldier]], and several [[{{Mooks}} Ghosts]]. For bonus points, they each confront the villain they have a [[ArchEnemy personal grudge against]], and it is ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome glor]][[CatharsisFactor ious]]''.

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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' "Invasion" Oliver, Thea, Sara, Roy, Ray, and Diggle are trapped in a LotusEaterMachine. When they try to break out, the machine creates copies of Malcolm Merlyn / the Dark Archer, Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, Damien Darhk, a [[SuperSoldier Mirakuru soldier]], and several [[{{Mooks}} Ghosts]]. For bonus points, they each confront the villain they have a [[ArchEnemy personal grudge against]], and it is ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome glor]][[CatharsisFactor ious]]''.
20th Jun '17 8:18:51 PM Linda58
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* Season 2 of DC's ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has their own version of the Legion of Doom made up of various villains from ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Eobard Thawne / the Reverse-Flash, Damien Darhk [[note]]A past version of him from the 1980s[[/note]], Malcolm Merlyn / the Dark Archer, [[spoiler: a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] Rip Hunter (temporarily), and a version of Leonard Snart / Captain Cold from before he joined the team.]]

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* Season 2 of DC's ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has their own version of the Legion of Doom made up of various villains from ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' and ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Eobard Thawne / the Reverse-Flash, Damien Darhk [[note]]A past version of him from the 1980s[[/note]], Malcolm Merlyn / the Dark Archer, [[spoiler: a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] Rip Hunter (temporarily), and a version of Leonard Snart / Captain Cold from before he joined the team.]]]] Nate actually dubs them the Legion of Doom, claiming he got the name from "old Hanna-Barbara [[{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}} cartoon]] he watched as a kid." His attempts to get the team to call them this also are met with mixed success.
* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' "Invasion" Oliver, Thea, Sara, Roy, and Diggle are trapped in a LotusEaterMachine. When they try to break out, the machine creates copies of Malcolm Merlyn / the Dark Archer, Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, Damien Darhk, a [[SuperSoldier Mirakuru soldier]], and several [[{{Mooks}} Ghosts]]. For bonus points, they each confront the villain they have a [[ArchEnemy personal grudge against]], and it is ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome glor]][[CatharsisFactor ious]]''.
15th Jun '17 8:42:39 AM ReddishGuy1
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** In ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiSuperheroTaisen'', Zangyack has been expanded into "Great Zangyack" by the hands of their new emperor, [[spoiler:who appears to be a {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Captain Marvelous, AKA Gokai Red, who launches an invasion of the ''Kamen Rider'' multiverse to claim the Riders' Grand Powers]]; its membership includes a number of high-level villains from all over the ''Super Sentai'' franchise like [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Doukoku]] and [[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Bio Hunter Silva]].

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** In ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiSuperheroTaisen'', Zangyack has been expanded into "Great Zangyack" by the hands of their new emperor, [[spoiler:who who appears to be a {{Face Heel Turn}}ed Captain Marvelous, AKA Gokai Red, who launches an invasion of the ''Kamen Rider'' multiverse to claim the Riders' Grand Powers]]; Powers; its membership includes a number of high-level villains from all over the ''Super Sentai'' franchise like [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Doukoku]] and [[Series/ChoudenshiBioman Bio Hunter Silva]].Silva]]. [[spoiler:Eventually, this organization [[VillainTeamUp teams up]] with the above-mentioned Dai-Shocker to form the Shocker-Zangyack Alliance.]]
15th Jun '17 3:31:22 AM TitoMosquito
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS4E8Remembrances Remembrances]]. In it, Varrick explains his idea for a new movie, where the four previous {{BigBad}}s, Zaheer, Vaatu, Amon and Evil Unalaq team up to defeat Bolin and take over the world. Varrick almost exactly mentions this trope by name, by suggesting this ensemble should be called the Legion of Darkness.

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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS4E8Remembrances Remembrances]]. In it, Varrick explains his idea for a new movie, where the four previous {{BigBad}}s, {{Big Bad}}s, Zaheer, Vaatu, Amon and Evil Unalaq team up to defeat Bolin and take over the world. Varrick almost exactly mentions this trope by name, by suggesting this ensemble should be called the Legion of Darkness.



* Dr. Doofenshmirtz of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' attempts to invoke this by gathering the other evil scientists in the Tri-State area and form the League Of Villainous Evildoers Maniacally United For Frightening Investments in Naughtiness. Then one of the scientists points out that the acronym spells L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.

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* Dr. Doofenshmirtz of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' attempts to invoke this by gathering the other evil scientists in the Tri-State area and form the League Of Villainous Evildoers Maniacally United For Frightening Investments in Naughtiness. Then one of the scientists points out that the acronym spells L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.N..
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