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7th Feb '16 11:45:54 PM Anddrix
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%% * [[spoiler:Balem]] in ''Film/JupiterAscending'' is such a non-action big bad that even non-action heroine Jupiter can take him on in a fight.

* Balem only has one fight in ''Film/JupiterAscending'', and he loses pretty easily. Even Jupiter, who gets abducted or taken hostage by ''everyone'' in the film, can easily defeat Balem in a one-on-one fight.
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* Balem only has one fight in ''Film/JupiterAscending'', and he loses pretty easily. Even Jupiter, who gets abducted or taken hostage by ''everyone'' in the film, can easily defeat Balem once they're in a one-on-one fight.
3rd Feb '16 9:28:28 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* Unlike the other villains in the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' series, Solomon Lane from ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' is the only one to not engage in personal combat with Ethan Hunt, other than executing a few people.
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* Unlike the other villains {{Downplayed}} in the ''Film/MissionImpossible'' series, ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation''. Solomon Lane from ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' is the only one to not villain in the series that doesn't engage in personal hand-to-hand combat with Ethan. Nonetheless, he usually makes an effort to be on-site whenever an EvilPlan is being carried out, even if his minions are doing the actual work, just to make sure everything goes according to plan. [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking He is also a decent shot and sometimes carries out murders on his own]]. [[spoiler: In the finale, he chases Ethan Hunt, other than executing down [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator-style]], only to find he was lured into a few people. trap and is captured.]]
24th Jan '16 8:02:21 PM DesertDragon
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Compare TheManBehindTheCurtain, and DragonInChief, where TheDragon serves as the de-facto BigBad for the story, though not necessarily because of this trope. For {{Big Bad}}s who ''have'' power but act like this until the climax, see OrcusOnHisThrone, where the BigBad doesn't carry out any plans beyond sitting around being generally evil. This trope may result in ItsPersonalWithTheDragon, as TheDragon doing all the heavy lifting may become the hero's personal ArchEnemy.
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Compare TheManBehindTheCurtain, and DragonInChief, where TheDragon The Dragon serves as the de-facto BigBad Big Bad for the story, though not necessarily because of this trope. For {{Big Bad}}s If The Dragon knows he's the one truly in charge and decides to do something about it, he may become TheStarscream. And for Big Bads who ''have'' power but act like this until the climax, see OrcusOnHisThrone, where the BigBad Big Bad doesn't carry out any plans beyond sitting around being generally evil. This trope may result in ItsPersonalWithTheDragon, as TheDragon The Dragon doing all the heavy lifting may become the hero's personal ArchEnemy.
13th Jan '16 9:55:01 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* Franz Oberhauser, [[spoiler: a.k.a. Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] from ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
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* Franz Oberhauser, [[spoiler: a.k.a. Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] from ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. He is never seen engaging in combat, and during the FinalBattle in London, he simply watches as Bond tries to save Madeleine from the bomb going off at the ruins of the {{MI6}} building at Vauxhall Cross.
29th Dec '15 11:52:56 PM Anddrix
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* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Bee]] is a LivingAphrodisiac with the resources of [[{{Qurac}} her own country]], but WordOfGod [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=15648 admits]] that her powers "aren't particularly physical." The one time she was involved in an actual battle she was knocked out pretty quickly by a female assailant, allowing the males of the Team to enter the fight. SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor admits that he thinks physical battles beneath him, though he does keep his trusted bodyguard [[{{Cyborg}} Mercy]] around for that purpose.
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* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Bee]] is a LivingAphrodisiac with the resources of [[{{Qurac}} her own country]], but WordOfGod [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=15648 admits]] that her powers "aren't particularly physical." The one time she was involved in an actual battle she was knocked out pretty quickly by a female assailant, allowing the males of the Team to enter the fight. SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor admits that he thinks physical battles beneath him, though he does keep his trusted bodyguard [[{{Cyborg}} Mercy]] around for that purpose.
7th Dec '15 12:37:25 AM Sir_WRA
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[[caption-width-right:350:On the right: the UltimateLifeForm [[PoweredArmor wearing]] a HoverTank. On the left: it's master, [[EvilCripple a blind guy in a wheelchair]].]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:On the right: the UltimateLifeForm [[PoweredArmor wearing]] a HoverTank. On the left: it's its master, [[EvilCripple a blind guy in a wheelchair]].]]
4th Dec '15 1:01:49 PM Nohbody
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* ''Franchise/BioShock'':
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* ''Franchise/BioShock'':''VideoGame/BioShock'':
21st Nov '15 11:53:31 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* Franz Oberhauser, [[spoiler: a.k.a. Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] from ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
20th Nov '15 5:40:31 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Delightful Children from Down the Lane from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. They rarely face off against the heroes without a tough fighter, an army of {{mook}}s, or a HumongousMecha backing them up, and they get [[CurbStompBattle soundly beaten]] in the rare event that they do.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': ** The Delightful Children from Down the Lane from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. from They rarely face off against the heroes without a tough fighter, an army of {{mook}}s, or a HumongousMecha backing them up, and they get [[CurbStompBattle soundly beaten]] in the rare event that they do.do. ** Also, [[EvilCounterpart Negative Numbuh Four]] from the half-hour episode "Operation: P.O.O.L." Not only is he not a fighter, he's a spineless coward, as the regular Numbuh Four was, [[SmartBall ironically, the first to figure out.]]
20th Nov '15 1:31:47 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'', [[spoiler:Doctor Bumby]] cannot fight at all in the real world. At the climax of the game, Alice (who also isn't much of a fighter in the real world, and is much younger than he is) is able to [[spoiler:finish him by shoving him in front of a train.]]
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