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14th Sep '16 3:49:02 PM contrafanxxx
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* The nameless flamethrower-toting man rocking out to Music/VanHalen who Riggs and Murtaugh confront in the prologue to ''[[Film/LethalWeapon Lethal Weapon 4]]''.
4th Sep '16 10:32:59 PM Kazmahu
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* After the low-stakes but very personal TokenMotivationalNemesis, ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'' has Riser Phenex, the first foe with a goal that affects everyone on Rias's team, and a squad of his own that can keep up with them in a fight. Since that goal is an ArrangedMarriage with Rias and that squad is his [[ChessMotifs Peerage]], though, all of them survive - he might be the plot's first real challenge, but he's still just a garden-variety selfish asshole and everything he did was technically above-board. [[spoiler:After falling from grace when he loses an EngagementChallenge to Issei, Riser undergoes some off-screen CharacterDevelopment and becomes a huffy but sincere supporter in his future appearances.]]
4th Sep '16 5:53:43 AM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Asimov Solensan is a rogue Syndicate member who Spike and Jet go after in the first episode. He's taken down in that same episode, but [[spoiler:the Bebop crew don't get the bounty money]].

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* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Asimov Solensan is a rogue Syndicate member who Spike and Jet go after in the first episode. He's taken down in that same episode, but [[spoiler:the Bebop crew don't get the bounty money]].money because he winds up dead]].
4th Sep '16 5:50:23 AM Dravencour
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** Raditz. When he first shows up, he's the most dangerous threat the heroes had faced at that point, forcing an alliance between Goku and Piccolo. Then he dies after a handful of episodes, but not before revealing there are two more Saiyans out there who make him look like a pushover. And that's ''before'' we learn about Freeza.

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** Raditz. When he first shows up, he's the most dangerous threat the heroes had faced at that point, forcing an alliance between Goku and Piccolo. Then he dies after a handful of episodes, but not before revealing there are two more Saiyans out there who make him look like a pushover. And that's ''before'' we learn about Freeza. Frieza, who is more powerful than the both of them combined.
25th Aug '16 4:38:09 PM bowserbros
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** Noriaki Kakyoin in ''Stardust Crusaders'' serves as the first enemy Stand user to attack the Joestar group and the first indication that DIO is actively targeting them.
** ''Diamond is Unbreakable'' has escaped convict and serial killer Anjuro "Angelo" Kutaragi; Jotaro is partly motivated to travel to Morioh after Joseph's Hermit Purple produces pictures of Angelo and his Stand, Aqua Necklace.



** Speaking of Mario, Bowser has a trend to be the starter villain in {{RPG}}s.
** And in Mario games in general, the first villains you encounter are usually goombas or koopa troops who go down in one hit.

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** Speaking of Mario, Bowser has a trend tendency to be the starter villain in {{RPG}}s.
** And in In Mario games in general, the first villains you encounter are usually goombas Goombas or koopa troops Koopa Troopas who go down in one hit.
23rd Aug '16 4:59:39 PM Thorion
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* Moloch the Death Raptor in Fanfic/EnterKenFinlayson. He shows up half-way and is killed off in the second to last chapter in the first story in a series of fan fictions.
1st Aug '16 8:01:40 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'' does it in season 2 with Frank Sobotka. Major Valchek, who has a feud with Sobotka over a stained glass window, designates Sobotka as the primary target and wants a police detail to dig up dirt on him specifically. But as the case progresses, real criminals who are guilty of much worse crimes are discovered and Frank's importance in the investigation is diminished. This is even shown graphically: his picture ends trimmed down and put in a corner of the corkboard. In the end his criminal acts are so mild that even the FBI (who were specifically brought into the case by Valchek to bust Sobotka and his union) thinks he's just a small fish and want to go after bigger targets.
29th Jul '16 2:37:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Admiral Zhao from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. While Zuko showed up first, he is initially [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffective]] against the Gaang, while Zhao is a consistent threat to both the Gaang ''and'' Zuko for the entire first season. He's still too [[SmugSnake confident in his abilities,]] and is ultimately replaced by the ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy far]]'' [[MagnificentBastard worse]] [[HeroKiller Princess]] [[TheDragon Azula.]]

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* Admiral Zhao from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. While Zuko showed up first, he is initially [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffective]] against the Gaang, while Zhao is a consistent threat to both the Gaang ''and'' Zuko for the entire first season. He's still too [[SmugSnake confident in his abilities,]] and is ultimately replaced by the ''[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy far]]'' ''far'' [[MagnificentBastard worse]] [[HeroKiller Princess]] [[TheDragon Azula.]]
29th Jul '16 10:42:05 AM MisterCPC
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** Huskisson in the 2005 film ''Conqueror of Shambala''.
28th Jul '16 6:35:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' side story "Gaiden: 7 Dreams/Nightmares", [[FromNobodyToNightmare Film Critique (aka the Pegasus Despot)]] is this to [[ActionGirl Patch]]. He's the first antagonist in her quest for the Rainbow of Light shards, but while he manages to trick her into a defeat in their first fight, he goes down easily the second time, and compared to [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Basil]] and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Grogar]], isn't much of a threat. It's implied that the next villain she fought would have been more of a BigBad, but sadly, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] negated that adventure.

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* In the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' side story "Gaiden: 7 Dreams/Nightmares", [[FromNobodyToNightmare Film Critique (aka the Pegasus Despot)]] is this to [[ActionGirl Patch]]. He's the first antagonist in her quest for the Rainbow of Light shards, but while he manages to trick her into a defeat in their first fight, he goes down easily the second time, and compared to [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Basil]] and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Grogar]], Grogar, isn't much of a threat. It's implied that the next villain she fought would have been more of a BigBad, but sadly, [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] negated that adventure.
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