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22nd Apr '18 6:21:34 PM bleach246
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** Season 6 revolves around the search for a mysterious hooded figure destined to kill Emma Swan. It begins with Mr. Hyde and the Evil Queen as a BigBadEnsemble. [[spoiler: Hyde gets killed four episodes in leaving the Queen as sole BigBad.]] At which point the hooded figure [[spoiler:(Rumple and Belle's grown up son, Gideon)]] shows up to usurp the role - except he is just a pawn for the Black Fairy, the FinalBoss of the season. Even after she is defeated [[spoiler: Emma's death needs to be stopped completely.]]
** [=Victoria Belfry/Lady Tremaine=] is the initial antagonist of Season 7 given she is in control of Hyperion Heights. Except she did not cast the curse that created the city, that was [[spoiler: her daughter, Drizzella.]] The two proceed to swap between the BigBad position for a while with Mother Gothel acting as a consul to both of them. The real main antagonist is [[spoiler: Gothel and her Coven of Eight.]]

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** Season 6 revolves around the search for a mysterious hooded figure destined to kill Emma Swan. It begins with Mr. Hyde and the Evil Queen as a BigBadEnsemble. [[spoiler: Hyde gets killed four episodes in leaving the Queen as sole BigBad.]] At which point the hooded figure [[spoiler:(Rumple and Belle's grown up son, Gideon)]] shows up to usurp the role - except he is just a pawn for the Black Fairy, the FinalBoss of the season. Even after she is defeated [[spoiler: Emma's death needs to be stopped completely.completely leaving Gideon as the PostFinalBoss since the FinalBattle between them is one to ensure that neither of their hearts turn dark rather then a battle of good and evil.]]
** [=Victoria Belfry/Lady Tremaine=] is the initial antagonist of Season 7 given she is in control of Hyperion Heights. Except she did not cast the curse that created the city, that was [[spoiler: her daughter, Drizzella.]] The two proceed to swap between the BigBad position for a while with Mother Gothel acting as a consul to both of them. The real main antagonist is [[spoiler: Gothel and her Coven of Eight.]] And things get even more complicated when [[BigBadEnsemble two new antagonists are introduced]] Doctor Faciliar who wishes to harness the power of the Dark One Dagger and [[spoiler:[[SerialKiller the Candy Killer]] who is hunting down the witches living in Hyperion Heights.]]
19th Apr '18 4:13:38 AM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/TheGreenEmber'' has a large amount of villains who all appear to be the "main" villain of each book, but turn out to be an ArcVillain at best, or a MookLieutenant at worst. Even Redeye Garlackson and Lord Falcowit, two dangerous antagonists in the series, are both killed relatively easily and have little screentime.
12th Apr '18 5:48:00 PM Jgamer
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* ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' starts with the Faust organization led by Night Rogue as the main villains. It's soon revealed though that they're supported by Nanba Heavy Industries, led by Juzaburo Nanba. Once they accomplish their goal of starting a war between the divided territories of Japan, Prime Ministers Tajimi and Mido step up as potential condidates, the alliance between Nanba and Faust starts to falter, and TheDragon Blood Stalk starts revealing that he's PlayingBothSides, leaving Faust in the dust. [[spoiler: Tajimi is eventually neutralized by Mido, who's revealed to be a PuppetKing for Nanba, and Night Rogue also winds up subservient to Nanba in order to keep up with the power levels of everyone else. It ultimately narrows down to Nanba and Blood Stalk by the midway point of the series.]]
4th Apr '18 3:09:43 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Season 6 starts out with the ArchangelRaphael and the angels whom follow him, as they want to free [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] and [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] from Lucifer's Cage and restart the Apocalypse, Crowley, who is rounding up the [[MonsterProgenitor Alpha Monsters]] in order to find an entrance to Purgatory, and Soulless!Sam, who lacks a moral conscience without his soul. [[spoiler: Midway through the season, [[TheGrimReaper Death]] retrieves Sam's soul,]] but his spot is soon taken by Eve, Mother of All, who wants to avenge the deaths of her children, AKA all of the monsters. [[spoiler: Eve is killed by Phoenix Ashes, making her a DiscOneFinalBoss, but her spot is soon taken by none other than [[WellIntentionedExtremist Castiel]], who is revealed to be in league with Crowley, as he wants to use the souls within Purgatory to stop Raphael from restarting the Apocalypse. Castiel soon double-crosses Crowley, who then goes over to Raphael, but they are too late to prevent Castiel from absorbing the souls within Purgatory. Crowley barely escapes, but Castiel destroys Raphael, and then declares himself [[AGodAmI as the new God]].]]
** Season 10 starts out with [[spoiler: Deanmon]], but he gets better in the third episode. His spot is then taken by Rowena, an immortal witch who is Crowley's mother, and soon forms an alliance with him. Metatron returns as a BigBadWannabe, and the [[AncientConspiracy Styne Family]] is introduced in the second half of the season, as a group who wish to get their hands onto the Book of the Damned. And above all of it, the [[TheCorruption Mark of Cain]] is still working its way onto Dean, who is trying to resist its effects until they can find a way to remove it. [[spoiler: Rowena and Crowley's alliance falls flat, with Crowley kicking Rowena out after it becomes apparent to him that she doesn't care about him. Metatron's angelic grace is removed, leaving him human and stranded on Earth with not much to do, and the Styne Family is massacred by a Mark of Cain-powered Dean in the penultimate episode. Ultimately, the SeasonFinale makes it clear that the true BigBad of Season 10 is [[VillainProtagonist Sam and Dean Winchester]] themselves, having long gone before into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory. Season 11 has them having a HeelRealization.]]
29th Mar '18 9:42:42 AM TheMadCr0w
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'': In a season where not all monsters are bad and not all Riders are good, multiple candidates are presented to be the main threat. At first it seemed that Kyoji Murakami was going to be the final villain, as he is the standard CorruptCorporateExecutive, but then TheRival Masato Kusaka is introduced and begins screwing up Takumi's friendship with Mari. After some episodes, the menacing Kamen Rider Delta appears, but its user is killed and the belt is given to PsychoForHire Kitazaki, who was mentioned several times in previous episodes and was hyped up to be the series' most dangerous antagonist, until he gets bored and gives the belt to Aki Sawada, a victim of LoveMakesYouCrazy who desperately wants to kill Mari. With Sawada out of the way, Takumi's EvilFormerFriend Yuji Kiba becomes the new chief of Smart Brain and Kyoji comes to the spotlight once again after he abducts CreepyChild Teruo, who is actually the Arch-Orphnoch. With this revelation, Kyoji and Kiba sacrifice themselves, but not before the latter snapped Kusaka's neck. Jealous of the Arch-Orphnoch's power, Kitazaki tries to kill him but is finished off, leaving the Arch-Orphnoch as the TrueFinalBoss.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'': In a season where not all monsters are bad and not all Riders are good, multiple candidates are presented to be the main threat. At first it seemed that Kyoji Murakami was going to be the final villain, as he is the standard CorruptCorporateExecutive, but then TheRival Masato Kusaka is introduced and begins screwing up Takumi's friendship with Mari. After some episodes, the menacing Kamen Rider Delta appears, but its user is killed and the belt is given to PsychoForHire Kitazaki, who was mentioned several times in previous episodes and was hyped up to be the series' most dangerous antagonist, until he gets bored and gives the belt to Aki Sawada, a victim of LoveMakesYouCrazy who desperately wants to kill Mari. With Sawada out of the way, MadScientist Masahiko Minami began experimenting on Orphnochs and terrorizing the protagonists, until he is killed by Takumi's EvilFormerFriend Yuji Kiba Kiba, who becomes the new chief of Smart Brain and Brain. Kyoji comes to the spotlight once again after as he abducts attempts to kidnap CreepyChild Teruo, who is actually revealed to be the Arch-Orphnoch. With this revelation, Kyoji and Kiba sacrifice themselves, but not before the latter snapped Kusaka's neck. Jealous of the Arch-Orphnoch's power, Kitazaki tries to kill him but is finished off, leaving the Arch-Orphnoch as the TrueFinalBoss.
28th Mar '18 7:21:58 AM TheMadCr0w
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'': In a season where not all monsters are bad and not all Riders are good, multiple candidates are presented to be the main threat. At first it seemed that Kyoji Murakami was going to be the final villain, as he is the standard CorruptCorporateExecutive, but then TheRival Masato Kusaka is introduced and begins screwing up Takumi's friendship with Mari. After some episodes, the menacing Kamen Rider Delta appears, but its user is killed and the belt is given to PsychoForHire Kitazaki, who was mentioned several times in previous episodes and was hyped up to be the series' most dangerous antagonist, until he gets bored and gives the belt to Aki Sawada, a victim of LoveMakesYouCrazy who desperately wants to kill Mari. With Sawada out of the way, Takumi's EvilFormerFriend Yuji Kiba becomes the new chief of Smart Brain and Kyoji comes to the spotlight once again after he abducts CreepyChild Teruo, who is actually the Arch-Orphnoch. With this revelation, Kyoji and Kiba sacrifice themselves, but not before the latter snapped Kusaka's neck. Jealous of the Arch-Orphnoch's power, Kitazaki tries to kill him but is finished off, leaving the Arch-Orphnoch as the TrueFinalBoss.
21st Mar '18 7:28:51 AM StoneBasilisk
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' has [[PsychoPsychologist Hugo Strange]] and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker competing for the position of BigBad, [[spoiler: with Ra's al-Ghul proving to be Strange's [[TheManBehindTheMan hidden benefactor]]]].

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' has [[PsychoPsychologist Hugo Strange]] and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker competing for the position of BigBad, [[spoiler: with Ra's al-Ghul proving to be Strange's [[TheManBehindTheMan hidden benefactor]]]]. In the end, [[spoiler:Strange is defeated by Batman and killed by Ra's [[YouHaveFailMe for his failure]], and then Ra's kills himself while fighting Batman, leaving Joker as the subject of a PostClimaxConfrontation]].
5th Mar '18 5:48:52 AM mario0987
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** Season 5A starts with The Dark Swan and King Arthur as the BigBadEnsemble of this arc. Eventually, it becomes apparent the latter Zelena (who teams up with him) is just a BigBadWannabe. Then we are introduced to [[spoiler: Nimue]], the very first Dark One who is responsible for all other Dark Ones turning evil in a bid to fulfil her desires. Except [[spoiler: it turns out Hook was turned into a Dark One and he and Nimue]] act as the arc's FinalBoss.

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** Season 5A starts with The Dark Swan and King Arthur as the BigBadEnsemble of this arc. Eventually, it becomes apparent the latter (and Zelena (who who teams up with him) is just a BigBadWannabe. Then we are introduced to [[spoiler: Nimue]], the very first Dark One who is responsible for all other Dark Ones turning evil in a bid to fulfil her desires. Except [[spoiler: it turns out Hook was turned into a Dark One and he and Nimue]] act as the arc's FinalBoss.
5th Mar '18 5:45:53 AM mario0987
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* Season 6 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' revolves around the search for a mysterious hooded figure destined to kill Emma Swan. It begins with Mr. Hyde and the Evil Queen as a BigBadEnsemble. [[spoiler: Hyde gets killed four episodes in leaving the Queen as sole BigBad.]] At which point the hooded figure [[spoiler:(Rumple and Belle's grown up son, Gideon)]] shows up to usurp the role - except he is just a pawn for the Black Fairy, the FinalBoss of the season. Even after she is defeated [[spoiler: Emma's death needs to be stopped completely.]]

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime''
** Season 5A starts with The Dark Swan and King Arthur as the BigBadEnsemble of this arc. Eventually, it becomes apparent the latter Zelena (who teams up with him) is just a BigBadWannabe. Then we are introduced to [[spoiler: Nimue]], the very first Dark One who is responsible for all other Dark Ones turning evil in a bid to fulfil her desires. Except [[spoiler: it turns out Hook was turned into a Dark One and he and Nimue]] act as the arc's FinalBoss.
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Season 6 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' revolves around the search for a mysterious hooded figure destined to kill Emma Swan. It begins with Mr. Hyde and the Evil Queen as a BigBadEnsemble. [[spoiler: Hyde gets killed four episodes in leaving the Queen as sole BigBad.]] At which point the hooded figure [[spoiler:(Rumple and Belle's grown up son, Gideon)]] shows up to usurp the role - except he is just a pawn for the Black Fairy, the FinalBoss of the season. Even after she is defeated [[spoiler: Emma's death needs to be stopped completely.]]
** [=Victoria Belfry/Lady Tremaine=] is the initial antagonist of Season 7 given she is in control of Hyperion Heights. Except she did not cast the curse that created the city, that was [[spoiler: her daughter, Drizzella.]] The two proceed to swap between the BigBad position for a while with Mother Gothel acting as a consul to both of them. The real main antagonist is [[spoiler: Gothel and her Coven of Eight.
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24th Feb '18 9:49:28 PM ReddishGuy1
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' establishes Yuuki Terumi aka Hazama as the BigBad in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]], revealing him to have been manipulating the events of the series from behind the scenes alongside his [[BigBadDuumvirate partner-in-crime]], Relius Clover. At the end of the game the two are revealed to be working for the Imperator of NOL, Izanami, the goddess of death possessing Ragna and Jin's sister Saya. She later takes the position of BigBad position from them in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]] after [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness abandoning them to their fates]]. Later, in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction Central Fiction]], Izanami's apparent [[TheDragon Dragon]] Phantom makes her plans known and Hazama (who was split from Terumi's body after his apparent defeat) is revealed to have his own agenda as well. Ultimately, once those three are knocked out of the way, the role of final villain is taken over by Terumi in his true identity as Susanoo.
* The ''Franchise/CallOfDuty:'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' games go through several Big Bads. In the first game, Al-Asad, the leader of a revolution in a [[{{Qurac}} nameless Middle Eastern country]] looks to be the BigBad at first. Halfway through, it's revealed that his revolution was being funded by Russian Ultranationalist leader, Imran Zakhaev. After Zakhaev is disposed, one of his CoDragons, Vladimir Makarov, appears to fill the BigBad role in ''Modern Warfare 2''. However, it's eventually revealed that Makarov was an UnwittingPawn of [[spoiler:General Shepherd]]. However, ''Modern Warfare 3'' reveals the Makarov may have been using [[spoiler:Shepherd]] as ''his'' pawn, and that [[spoiler:he's the one who detonated the nuke that drove him mad.]] He also [[spoiler:saved Zakhaev when he was shot]], ultimately making him responsible for the events of the ''Modern Warfare'' series as a whole.

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' establishes Yuuki Terumi aka Hazama as the BigBad in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]], Shift]]'', revealing him to have been manipulating the events of the series from behind the scenes alongside his [[BigBadDuumvirate partner-in-crime]], Relius Clover. At the end of the game the two are revealed to be working for the Imperator of NOL, Izanami, the goddess of death possessing Ragna and Jin's sister Saya. She later takes the position of BigBad position from them in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma Chronophantasma]] Chronophantasma]]'' after [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness abandoning them to their fates]]. Later, in ''[[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction Central Fiction]], Fiction]]'', Izanami's apparent [[TheDragon Dragon]] Phantom makes her plans known and Hazama (who was split from Terumi's body after his apparent defeat) is revealed to have his own agenda as well. Ultimately, once those three are knocked out of the way, the role of final villain is taken over by Terumi in his true identity as Susanoo.
* The ''Franchise/CallOfDuty:'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' games go through several Big Bads. In the first game, Al-Asad, the leader of a revolution in a [[{{Qurac}} nameless Middle Eastern country]] looks to be the BigBad at first. Halfway through, it's revealed that his revolution was being funded by Russian Ultranationalist leader, Imran Zakhaev. After Zakhaev is disposed, one of his CoDragons, Vladimir Makarov, appears to fill the BigBad role in ''Modern Warfare 2''. However, it's It's eventually revealed though that Makarov was an UnwittingPawn of [[spoiler:General Shepherd]]. However, ''Modern Warfare 3'' reveals the Makarov may have been using [[spoiler:Shepherd]] as ''his'' pawn, and that [[spoiler:he's the one who detonated the nuke that drove him mad.]] He also [[spoiler:saved Zakhaev when he was shot]], ultimately making him responsible for the events of the ''Modern Warfare'' series as a whole.
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