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%%* While John Zandig was the big bad of the Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH Wrestling/{{CZW}} feud and Necro Butcher was theoretically just as important as his other dragon, Wrestling/ChrisHero, it was Hero who was front and center.[[/folder]]

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%%* While John Zandig was the big bad of the Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH Wrestling/{{CZW}} feud and Necro Butcher was theoretically just as important as his other dragon, Wrestling/ChrisHero, it was Hero who was front and center.center.
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25th Jul '16 5:09:09 AM captainpat
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* Hattori in ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' appears to drive most of the plot, though he [[spoiler:isn't actually the]] BigBad -- [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan Fuuma]] is]].

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* %%* Hattori in ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' appears to drive most of the plot, though he [[spoiler:isn't actually the]] BigBad -- [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan Fuuma]] is]].



** Orochimaru and Pain.

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** %%** Orochimaru and Pain.



** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' splits this role between EvilPrince [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Gihren Zabi]] (whose actions drive the overall plot) and [[AcePilot Char Aznable]] (who drives the plot of numerous individual episodes).

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** %%** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' splits this role between EvilPrince [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Gihren Zabi]] (whose actions drive the overall plot) and [[AcePilot Char Aznable]] (who drives the plot of numerous individual episodes).



** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has the role split between [[DragonWithAnAgenda Glemmy Toto]] and [[BigBad Haman Khan]].
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'' has Anavel Gato, whose [[GrandTheftPrototype theft]] of the Physalis Gundam kicks off the plot.

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** %%** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has the role split between [[DragonWithAnAgenda Glemmy Toto]] and [[BigBad Haman Khan]].
** %%** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'' has Anavel Gato, whose [[GrandTheftPrototype theft]] of the Physalis Gundam kicks off the plot.



** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' has Gilbert Durandal; he's not the only contender for the title of BigBad, but he's definitely the one shaping the overall storyline.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has Ribbons Almark in Season 2.

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** %%** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' has Gilbert Durandal; he's not the only contender for the title of BigBad, but he's definitely the one shaping the overall storyline.
** %%** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has Ribbons Almark in Season 2.



* The Colossal Titan in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[StealthHiBye appearing]] just long enough to quite literally kick off the plot. [[spoiler:Ironically, when in human form he's actually [[ExtremeDoormat extremely passive]] and merely a pawn of an unrevealed greater threat]].

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* %%* The Colossal Titan in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[StealthHiBye appearing]] just long enough to quite literally kick off the plot. [[spoiler:Ironically, when in human form he's actually [[ExtremeDoormat extremely passive]] and merely a pawn of an unrevealed greater threat]].



* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/196256/the-moons-apprentice The Moon's Apprentice,]] because Nightmare Moon is still in the moon, this role falls to Twilight Sparkle. [[AmbiguouslyEvil Not that you can tell.]]
* [[PsychoForHire Saturn Laos]] acts at this in the RWBY fanfic ''TheShadowOfFire''.

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* %%* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/196256/the-moons-apprentice The Moon's Apprentice,]] because Nightmare Moon is still in the moon, this role falls to Twilight Sparkle. [[AmbiguouslyEvil Not that you can tell.]]
* %%* [[PsychoForHire Saturn Laos]] acts at this in the RWBY fanfic ''TheShadowOfFire''.



* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' has an overarching BigBad [[spoiler: Bagan]] with an ArcVillain for each story arc that is under its command, thus technically making them all this as said BigBad has a case of justified OrcusOnHisThrone. Most prominent example would be [[HumanoidAbomination Enjin]] for the Equestria Girls arc, who is a ScarilyCompetentTracker and full blown KnightOfCerebus. The threat of it alone is enough to spur an EnemyMine team-up.

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* %%* ''FanFic/TheBridge'' has an overarching BigBad [[spoiler: Bagan]] with an ArcVillain for each story arc that is under its command, thus technically making them all this as said BigBad has a case of justified OrcusOnHisThrone. Most prominent example would be [[HumanoidAbomination Enjin]] for the Equestria Girls arc, who is a ScarilyCompetentTracker and full blown KnightOfCerebus. The threat of it alone is enough to spur an EnemyMine team-up.



* Snatcher is responsible for almost every conflict in the plot of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls''.

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* %%* Snatcher is responsible for almost every conflict in the plot of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls''.



* The Joker in Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', and in 2008's ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', as well.
* Bane in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. He has almost as much screen time as Batman and Catwoman combined.
* Darth Vader in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and especially ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''; Darth Sidious shares the spotlight in ''Revenge of the Sith'' and ''Return of the Jedi''. Kylo Ren is TheHeavy in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.

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* %%* The Joker in Tim Burton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', and in 2008's ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', as well.
* %%* Bane in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''. He has almost as much screen time as Batman and Catwoman combined.
* %%* Darth Vader in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and especially ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''; Darth Sidious shares the spotlight in ''Revenge of the Sith'' and ''Return of the Jedi''. Kylo Ren is TheHeavy in ''Film/TheForceAwakens''.



* Barbossa in the first, Davy Jones in the second and third, and Blackbeard in the fourth. ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies.

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* %%* Barbossa in the first, Davy Jones in the second and third, and Blackbeard in the fourth. ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movies.



* In ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'', Leatherface drives the plot for the series, but he's really TheDragon to his family, and even then, it's a BigBadEnsemble. In the remake, Sheriff Hoyt ([[spoiler: who is really his adoptive brother Charlie Hewitt, Jr.]]) doubles as this or a BigBadDuumvirate with Leatherface.

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* %%* In ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'', Leatherface drives the plot for the series, but he's really TheDragon to his family, and even then, it's a BigBadEnsemble. In the remake, Sheriff Hoyt ([[spoiler: who is really his adoptive brother Charlie Hewitt, Jr.]]) doubles as this or a BigBadDuumvirate with Leatherface.



* While he's one half of the BigBadDuumvirate in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', Destro's a bit more proactive than The Doctor.

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* %%* While he's one half of the BigBadDuumvirate in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', Destro's a bit more proactive than The Doctor.



* ''Film/{{District 9}}'': Although Piet Smit is technically the main antagonist of the movie, Koobus Venter is the one who commands all the mercenary soldiers and takes part of the action.

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* ''Film/{{District 9}}'': Although Piet Smit is technically the main antagonist of the movie, Koobus Venter is the one who commands all the mercenary soldiers and takes part of going after the action.main character.



* Peoples Hernandez to [[Creator/ChristianBale Walter Wade Jr.]] in ''Film/{{Shaft 2000}}''.
* Aleksandr is this to Viktor Cherevin in ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'' by the movie's third act.
* ''Film/TheEqualizer'' has Teddy, Vladimir Pushkin's right-hand man. Pushkin is the BigBad of the movie, but Teddy has a lot more screen time.

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* %%* Peoples Hernandez to [[Creator/ChristianBale Walter Wade Jr.]] in ''Film/{{Shaft 2000}}''.
* %%* Aleksandr is this to Viktor Cherevin in ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'' by the movie's third act.
* %%* ''Film/TheEqualizer'' has Teddy, Vladimir Pushkin's right-hand man. Pushkin is the BigBad of the movie, but Teddy has a lot more screen time.



** Book I: The Black Riders collectively
** Book III: Saruman
** Book IV: Gollum

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** %%** Book I: The Black Riders collectively
** %%** Book III: Saruman
** %%** Book IV: Gollum



* Though Lord Voldemort is the BigBad of ''Literature/HarryPotter'', he's only directed the plot from afar until the last book, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. The role of the plot driver is therefore often taken by another character, who may or may not be working for him.
** The Full List is: [[spoiler:Professor Quirrel]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'', [[spoiler: Tom Riddle's diary]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner Of Azkaban]]'', [[spoiler: fake Moody/Barty Crouch Jr.]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'', Umbridge in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', and [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy and Snape]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''.

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* %%* Though Lord Voldemort is the BigBad of ''Literature/HarryPotter'', he's only directed the plot from afar until the last book, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. The role of the plot driver is therefore often taken by another character, who may or may not be working for him.
** %%** The Full List is: [[spoiler:Professor Quirrel]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'', [[spoiler: Tom Riddle's diary]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner Of Azkaban]]'', [[spoiler: fake Moody/Barty Crouch Jr.]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'', Umbridge in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', and [[spoiler: Draco Malfoy and Snape]] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''.



** ''Grave Peril'': The Nightmare [[spoiler: aka Leonid Kravos]]

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** %%** ''Grave Peril'': The Nightmare [[spoiler: aka Leonid Kravos]]



** ''Proven Guilty'': The Scarecrow
** ''White Night'': Vittorio Malvora
** ''Turn Coat'': Shagnasty the Skinwalker
** ''Changers'': Duchess Arianna

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** %%** ''Proven Guilty'': The Scarecrow
** %%** ''White Night'': Vittorio Malvora
** %%** ''Turn Coat'': Shagnasty the Skinwalker
** %%** ''Changers'': Duchess Arianna



** A more straight-up example may come in the form of Bernada, who is most definitely a villain.

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** %%** A more straight-up example may come in the form of Bernada, who is most definitely a villain.



* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Plutarch Heavensbee in ''Catching Fire'', being the Head Gamemaker for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Subverted, as he's a ReverseMole]].

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* %%* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Plutarch Heavensbee in ''Catching Fire'', being the Head Gamemaker for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Subverted, as he's a ReverseMole]].



** [[BigBadDuumvirate Angelus, Spike, and Drusilla]] (though mostly Angelus) who cause most of the conflict in in season 2.

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** %%** [[BigBadDuumvirate Angelus, Spike, and Drusilla]] (though mostly Angelus) who cause most of the conflict in in season 2.



* Anna in ''Series/{{V 2009}}'' (and though unlike Diana, she has no direct superior, there are other leaders whose combined might even she wouldn't want brought to bear against her.)
* Sylar from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', especially in the first season and the second half of Volume 4.
* Gets a lampshade in one episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' where Uncle Phil laments "Why must I always be the heavy?" Will, standing nearby, remarks "[[YouAreFat Forget it, that would be too easy.]]"
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': [[ManipulativeBastard Lionel]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Luthor]] fulfilled the role in Seasons 1-3 (especially 3), ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} in Season 5, ComicBook/LexLuthor in Seasons 6 & 7, and [[MajorlyAwesome Major Zod]] in Season 9. Each was also the BigBad of the season in question. The others are a lot more ambiguous about it, with multiple villains, numerous {{Big Bad Ensemble}}s, and a lack of plot direction.
** One could make a definite case for Earth-2 Lionel Luthor in the latter half of Season 10. {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} and his CoDragons may be the BigBad, but it's Earth-2 Lionel's schemes who drive most of the plots, and (unintentionally) enable Darkseid to eventually cross over.

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* %%* Anna in ''Series/{{V 2009}}'' (and though unlike Diana, she has no direct superior, there are other leaders whose combined might even she wouldn't want brought to bear against her.)
* %%* Sylar from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', especially in the first season and the second half of Volume 4.
* %%* Gets a lampshade in one episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' where Uncle Phil laments "Why must I always be the heavy?" Will, standing nearby, remarks "[[YouAreFat Forget it, that would be too easy.]]"
* %%* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': [[ManipulativeBastard Lionel]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Luthor]] fulfilled the role in Seasons 1-3 (especially 3), ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} in Season 5, ComicBook/LexLuthor in Seasons 6 & 7, and [[MajorlyAwesome Major Zod]] in Season 9. Each was also the BigBad of the season in question. The others are a lot more ambiguous about it, with multiple villains, numerous {{Big Bad Ensemble}}s, and a lack of plot direction.
** %%** One could make a definite case for Earth-2 Lionel Luthor in the latter half of Season 10. {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} and his CoDragons may be the BigBad, but it's Earth-2 Lionel's schemes who drive most of the plots, and (unintentionally) enable Darkseid to eventually cross over.



* Mr. Sark in Seasons 2 and 3 of ''Series/{{Alias}}''. He plays TheDragon to two separate {{Big Bad}}s who prefer to operate in secret, so he becomes the face of their organizations.

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* %%* Mr. Sark in Seasons 2 and 3 of ''Series/{{Alias}}''. He plays TheDragon to two separate {{Big Bad}}s who prefer to operate in secret, so he becomes the face of their organizations.



* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' is an interesting case in that he's one of the few cases where a character is the show's heavy, BigBad and [[VillainProtagonist main character]] all rolled into one.

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* %%* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' is an interesting case in that he's one of the few cases where a character is the show's heavy, BigBad and [[VillainProtagonist main character]] all rolled into one.



* Enter from ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters''.

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* %%* Enter from ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters''.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is all about the BrownNote experiments of [[MadScientist Dr. Clayton Forrester]]. No Dr. Forrester, no show.
* The various Number Twos play this role in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', while still answering to the unseen Number One.

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* %%* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' is all about the BrownNote experiments of [[MadScientist Dr. Clayton Forrester]]. No Dr. Forrester, no show.
* %%* The various Number Twos play this role in ''Series/ThePrisoner'', while still answering to the unseen Number One.



* While John Zandig was the big bad of the Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH Wrestling/{{CZW}} feud and Necro Butcher was theoretically just as important as his other dragon, Wrestling/ChrisHero, it was Hero who was front and center.[[/folder]]

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* %%* While John Zandig was the big bad of the Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH Wrestling/{{CZW}} feud and Necro Butcher was theoretically just as important as his other dragon, Wrestling/ChrisHero, it was Hero who was front and center.[[/folder]]



* This type of villain was one of Shakespeare's specialties, three of the most notable being Iago in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' and [[VillainProtagonist the eponymous characters]] of ''Richard III'' and ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.
* Hagen in Creator/RichardWagner's ''Götterdämmerung''.

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* %%* This type of villain was one of Shakespeare's specialties, three of the most notable being Iago in ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' and [[VillainProtagonist the eponymous characters]] of ''Richard III'' and ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.
* %%* Hagen in Creator/RichardWagner's ''Götterdämmerung''.



** The Mysterious Girl in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears''. She appears throughout the individual characters' chapters, often in {{Hopeless Boss Fight}}s.
** Kefka in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', starts out as TheDragon, ends up as the OneWingedAngel.

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** %%** The Mysterious Girl in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears''. She appears throughout the individual characters' chapters, often in {{Hopeless Boss Fight}}s.
** %%** Kefka in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', starts out as TheDragon, ends up as the OneWingedAngel.



*** Though [[MadScientist Hojo]] and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Rufus]] have a few turns being plot drivers themselves.

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*** %%*** Though [[MadScientist Hojo]] and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Rufus]] have a few turns being plot drivers themselves.



** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'': With all the previous antagonists now gone, whoever drives the plot differs depending on which campaign you play. For Leon and Helena, it's Derek C. Simmons. For Chris and Piers, it's Ada Wong[[spoiler:'s evil clone]]. For Jake and Sherry, it's the Ustanak. Ada's campaign subverts the trope and doesn't feature one.

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** %%** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'': With all the previous antagonists now gone, whoever drives the plot differs depending on which campaign you play. For Leon and Helena, it's Derek C. Simmons. For Chris and Piers, it's Ada Wong[[spoiler:'s evil clone]]. For Jake and Sherry, it's the Ustanak. Ada's campaign subverts the trope and doesn't feature one.



** Unsuccessfully {{Invoked|Trope}} by Tarquin. He's convinced he is this, when really he's only an egotistical ArcVillain with an inflated idea of his place in the overarching narrative.

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** %%** Unsuccessfully {{Invoked|Trope}} by Tarquin. He's convinced he is this, when really he's only an egotistical ArcVillain with an inflated idea of his place in the overarching narrative.
21st Jul '16 2:24:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' [[TheCaligula Visser Three]] is leading the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerk]] invasion of Earth, but the Yeerk Empire is actually ruled by the Council of Thirteen, who only appear in one book. He's also technically outranked by [[EvilVsEvil his rival]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Visser One]], who started the invasion but is only a recurring villain in the series. There's also a GreaterScopeVillain, [[CosmicHorror Crayak]], who is pulling the strings of the Yeerk invasion (and just about every other evil thing in the galaxy) but can't do much directly, being limited by [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien the Ellimist]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' [[TheCaligula Visser Three]] is leading the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerk]] invasion of Earth, but the Yeerk Empire is actually ruled by the Council of Thirteen, who only appear in one book. He's also technically outranked by [[EvilVsEvil his rival]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Visser One]], One, who started the invasion but is only a recurring villain in the series. There's also a GreaterScopeVillain, [[CosmicHorror Crayak]], who is pulling the strings of the Yeerk invasion (and just about every other evil thing in the galaxy) but can't do much directly, being limited by [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien the Ellimist]].
14th Jun '16 6:59:08 AM Wyldchyld
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has longtime BigBad, Sosuke Aizen. [[spoiler:To start, Ichigo, his sisters and Uryu would ''literally'' not exist without his interference.]] It also has a far less extreme example in Yhwach, Emperor of the Vandenreich. [[spoiler:He's the progenitor of all Quincy, meaning that his blood literally runs through the veins of not only all of the current antagonists of the series, but also of the Ishidas, and the Kurosakis. To top it all off, his awakening is what caused the deaths of Masaki Kurosaki and Kanae Katagiri, Uryu's mother.]]

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%% * ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has longtime BigBad, Sosuke Aizen. [[spoiler:To start, Ichigo, his sisters and Uryu would ''literally'' not exist without his interference.]] It also has a far less extreme example in Yhwach, Emperor of the Vandenreich. [[spoiler:He's the progenitor of all Quincy, meaning that his blood literally runs through the veins of not only all of the current antagonists of the series, but also of the Ishidas, and the Kurosakis. To top it all off, his awakening is what caused the deaths of Masaki Kurosaki and Kanae Katagiri, Uryu's mother.]]
10th Jun '16 10:45:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Krait, the [[PsychoForHire assassin]] in [[DeanKoontz Dean Koontz's]] ''The Good Guy''. He spends most of the book as the sole enemy hunting down Linda [[spoiler:on behalf of a vaguely defined shadow government that is both explained and destroyed near the end of the book]]. Played with, as Tim also helps drive the plot by intervening in the hit, similar to the ''Film/DieHard'' example above.

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* Krait, the [[PsychoForHire assassin]] in [[DeanKoontz Dean Koontz's]] Creator/DeanKoontz's ''The Good Guy''. He spends most of the book as the sole enemy hunting down Linda [[spoiler:on behalf of a vaguely defined shadow government that is both explained and destroyed near the end of the book]]. Played with, as Tim also helps drive the plot by intervening in the hit, similar to the ''Film/DieHard'' example above.
8th Jun '16 4:35:06 PM TheNerevarine
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* ''Anime/GenmaWars'' has [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Parome]]. Though her husband is the BigBad, she is a constant thorn to Loof and Gin's side because they his bastard children, whom [[WickedStepmother Parome]] absolutely despises as [[WomanScorned a reminder of his constant unfaithfulness]]. She sends many enemies to destroy them and ends up killing their real mother Non and Loof's girlfriend Meena, making her more of a personal enemy to the brothers.
6th Jun '16 6:18:48 PM Orbiting
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-->-- Dr. Nekhorvich, '''Film/MissionImpossibleII'''

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-->-- Dr. Nekhorvich, '''Film/MissionImpossibleII'''
'''Dr. Nekhorvich''', ''Film/MissionImpossibleII''
26th May '16 11:20:45 AM Willbyr
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* Hattori in ''NabariNoOu'' appears to drive most of the plot, though he [[spoiler:isn't actually the]] BigBad -- [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan Fuuma]] is]].
* ''{{Naruto}}'':

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* Hattori in ''NabariNoOu'' ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' appears to drive most of the plot, though he [[spoiler:isn't actually the]] BigBad -- [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan Fuuma]] is]].
* ''{{Naruto}}'': ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':



* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'': [[ManipulativeBastard Reiji Marco]] is this during the Kantou Regionals, with his obsessions and schemes driving most of the plot, and helping to totally upset the way the tournament was supposed to go. During the Youth World Cup, the BigBadDuumvirate of [[EvilGenius Clifford D. Louis]] and [[HeroKiller Mr. Don]] take over as the main threat to the Devil-Bats, with their seeming invincibility driving the story for the remainder of the arc.

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* ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': [[ManipulativeBastard Reiji Marco]] is this during the Kantou Regionals, with his obsessions and schemes driving most of the plot, and helping to totally upset the way the tournament was supposed to go. During the Youth World Cup, the BigBadDuumvirate of [[EvilGenius Clifford D. Louis]] and [[HeroKiller Mr. Don]] take over as the main threat to the Devil-Bats, with their seeming invincibility driving the story for the remainder of the arc.
18th May '16 1:36:01 PM MajinAkuma
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** Shadi in the Trial of the Mind arc, where he takes control of Anzu to test Dark Yugi. Not evil, but he has different morals.

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** Shadi Schah Dee in the Trial of the Mind arc, where he takes control of Anzu to test Dark Yugi. Not evil, but he has different morals.



** Maximillion Pegasus during Duelist Kingdom, whose kidnapping of Yugi's grandfather and Kaiba's brother serves as the motivation for both of them.

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** Maximillion Pegasus J. Crawford during Duelist Kingdom, whose kidnapping of Yugi's grandfather and Kaiba's brother serves as the motivation for both of them.



** Noah Kaiba during the anime only Virtual Nightmare arc. While his father Gozaburo is the BigBad, [[TheDragon Noah]] is the actual threat, and does most of the work.
** Dark Marik during the Battle City finals; defeating him is the end goal of Yugi, Joey, and Kaiba.

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** Noah Noa Kaiba during the anime only Virtual Nightmare arc. While his father Gozaburo is the BigBad, [[TheDragon Noah]] is the actual threat, and does most of the work.
** Dark Marik during the Battle City finals; defeating him is the end goal of Yugi, Joey, Jonouchi, and Kaiba.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' has the Barian Emperor named Vector, an all-around menace whose ambitions are central to how the second half of the anime plays out. He's a selfish, mawkish, crafty bastard who works great under pressure or when things don't go his way, and he's not afraid to make bitter enemies out of everyone he knows, only for power.
* Dio Brando is ''the'' villain of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''. When he's not directly playing the villain (like in parts 1 and 3,) he's still playing PredecessorVillain and influencing the plot even long after his death. [[spoiler: Even when the universe is essentially reset at the end of Part 6, an alternate universe version of him still appears in Steel Ball Run to make trouble.]]

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' has the Barian Emperor named Vector, an all-around menace whose ambitions are central to how the second half of the anime plays out. He's a selfish, mawkish, crafty bastard who works great under pressure or when things don't go his way, and he's not afraid to make bitter enemies out of everyone he knows, only for power.
power. He is also behind the evil doings of Dr. Faker and Tron in season 1.
* Dio Brando is ''the'' villain of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''. When he's not directly playing the villain (like in parts 1 and 3,) he's still playing PredecessorVillain and influencing the plot even long after his death. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even when the universe is essentially reset at the end of Part 6, an alternate universe version of him still appears in Steel Ball Run to make trouble.]]



* Freeza in ''Manga/DragonBallZ''. Dear god, ''Freeza.'' Basically everything in the first two arcs of DBZ (and by extention ''Dragon Ball'') can be traced back to him committing genocide on the Saiyan race: Goku got sent to earth because his parents got suspicious of Freeza ordering all the Saiyans gathered, his attack sent Bardock in time to [[spoiler: start the Super Saiyan legend]], he kept Vegeta alive for kicks. In the end, his [[GenocideBackfire genocide backfired]], he is defeated by the now Super Saiyan Goku, killed by Vegeta's son [[spoiler: and killed ''again'' by Goku in the Resurrection F movie.]] He even has a small impact on the ''third'' story arc: the aforementioned killing by Vegeta's son hinted at his Saiyan heritage before the Z fighters even properly met him, and his DNA was among the other samples used to make Cell.
** The original Dragon Ball series have King Piccolo who rampage caused his other half kami to create the titular Dragon Balls in the first place.

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* Freeza in ''Manga/DragonBallZ''.''Manga/DragonBall''. Dear god, ''Freeza.'' Basically everything in the first two arcs of DBZ (and by extention ''Dragon Ball'') can be traced back to him committing genocide on the Saiyan race: Goku got sent to earth because his parents got suspicious of Freeza ordering all the Saiyans Saiyajins gathered, his attack sent Bardock in time to [[spoiler: start the Super Saiyan legend]], he kept Vegeta alive for kicks. In the end, his [[GenocideBackfire genocide backfired]], he is defeated by the now Super Saiyan Saiyajin Goku, killed by Vegeta's son [[spoiler: and killed ''again'' by Goku in the Resurrection F movie.]] movie. He even has a small impact on the ''third'' story arc: the aforementioned killing by Vegeta's son hinted at his Saiyan Saiyjian heritage before the Z fighters even properly met him, and his DNA was among the other samples used to make Cell.
** The original Dragon Ball series have Prior to him was Great Evil King Piccolo who rampage caused his other half kami God to create the titular Dragon Balls in the first place. place.



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** ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has the aptly named "Evil One", who, despite remaining a mystery throughout the plot, is the one the heroes are trying to stop. [[spoiler:Mysterious as this being is, TheReveal that she's [[BitchInSheepsClothing Airy]] drives this home since she's been deceiving the protagonists to help her master [[GreaterScopeVillain Ouroboros]] essentially become a God of Creation.]]

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** * ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' has the aptly named "Evil One", who, despite remaining a mystery throughout the plot, is the one the heroes are trying to stop. [[spoiler:Mysterious as this being is, TheReveal that she's [[BitchInSheepsClothing Airy]] drives this home since she's been deceiving the protagonists to help her master [[GreaterScopeVillain Ouroboros]] essentially become a God of Creation.]]
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