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2nd Aug '17 2:11:35 AM TheNerevarine
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* Most of ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'s villains tend to be supernatural ranging from other evil vampires (like {{Dracula}}), demonic entities ([[TheAntiGod Mad God Chaos]] and [[TheVamp the Red Queen]]), evil cultists ([[BiblicalBadGuy the Black Pope]]), twisted undead ([[DragonInChief Von Kreist]]) and other monsters. In fact, she was born and trained by her mother Lilith specifically to hunt down monsters that tormented mankind in order to atone for creating them in the first place.



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26th Jun '17 2:22:08 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''ComicBook/KismetManOfFate'': As a member of the European Resistance in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Kismet usually fought ThoseWackyNazis.
* ''ComicBook/PatPatriotAmericasJoanOfArc'': Pat usually fought [[TheMole Nazi fifth columnists]] out to sabotage the American war effort.
* ''ComicBook/KBarKate'' usually fought corrupt ranchers out to squeeze in on her father's territory.
* ''ComicBook/{{Typhon}}'' fought many insane underwater rulers in his submarine adventures.
* ''ComicBook/SuperAmerican'' fought military commanders out to invade the United States, as befits his codename.
12th Jun '17 12:20:30 PM lillolillo
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*** Given that virtually all the main Rogues use technological gimmicks (even Abra Kadabra), it may be more of a case of science vs. science. This has become less significant in recent comics, but in the Silver Age, each of the Rogues represented a scientific concept (heat, reflections, elements) so that Barry Allen used his superior understanding of the science involved to defeat them. Flash Fact!
*** The Flash villain theme is derived from their middle-American roots. "Central City" is an {{expy}} for St. Louis and the American midwest, which when The Flash first came out in 1959 was the center of American self-image and culture - the "American Dream". The vast majority of Flash villains are ''self-made men'', who ''achieved'' their abilities. As such they represent the Dark Side of the American Dream, those who achieve for their own selfish ends. Gorilla Grodd is both a renegade from his own culture and a violation of "natural law" (talking gorilla). As such he represents the dangers of the Radical Outsider (foreigners, Communists, subversive thinking, etc). The Flash Villains' Theme is the FabulousFifties!

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*** ** Given that virtually all the main Rogues use technological gimmicks (even Abra Kadabra), it may be more of a case of science vs. science. This has become less significant in recent comics, but in the Silver Age, each of the Rogues represented a scientific concept (heat, reflections, elements) so that Barry Allen used his superior understanding of the science involved to defeat them. Flash Fact!
*** ** The Flash villain theme is derived from their middle-American roots. "Central City" is an {{expy}} for St. Louis and the American midwest, which when The Flash first came out in 1959 was the center of American self-image and culture - the "American Dream". The vast majority of Flash villains are ''self-made men'', who ''achieved'' their abilities. As such they represent the Dark Side of the American Dream, those who achieve for their own selfish ends. Gorilla Grodd is both a renegade from his own culture and a violation of "natural law" (talking gorilla). As such he represents the dangers of the Radical Outsider (foreigners, Communists, subversive thinking, etc). The Flash Villains' Theme is the FabulousFifties!



* Most of Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s enemies are female and sci-fi related. Lesla-Lar and Blackstarr are mad scientists, Superwoman, Reign and the Worldkillers are genetically-engineered super soldiers, Kraken is an alien armed with weather-controlling gear, Reactron is a soldier clad in powered armor... plus several of her Rogues (Lesla-Lar, Black Flame, Shyla Kor-Onn, Lar-On...) are also Kryptonian.



* Most of [[Comicbook/{{Spawn}} Spawn's]] enemies are demons, angels or people from his past life.

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* Most of [[Comicbook/{{Spawn}} Spawn's]] Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'s enemies are demons, angels or people from his past life.



* Many of [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} Jack Knight's]] enemies were carnies like the Ragdoll, Bliss and his mook Crusher.

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* Many of [[Comicbook/{{Starman}} Jack Knight's]] Comicbook/{{Starman}}'s enemies were carnies like the Ragdoll, Bliss and his mook Crusher.



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Super Hero":

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Super Hero":Hero". Master Shake explains how The Drizzle fights crime by controlling the rain:



-->--Master Shake Explaining how The Drizzle fights crime by controlling the rain.
11th Jun '17 3:36:25 AM Rabukurafuto
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Of course, pitting heroes against villains that generally outpower them can be a good way of spicing up an ongoing series. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]] result when this is handled well, and the hero comes up with a creative way to beat the bad guy.

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Of course, pitting heroes against villains that generally outpower them can be a good way of spicing up an ongoing series. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome Crowning [[SugarWiki/MomentofAwesome Moments of Awesome]] result when this is handled well, and the hero comes up with a creative way to beat the bad guy.
25th May '17 3:48:05 PM JusticeReaper
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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': As a Bakumatsu-era swordsman, Kenshin Himura tends to fight other swordsmen.

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* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': As a Bakumatsu-era swordsman, Kenshin Himura tends to fight other swordsmen. Many of these adversaries tend to be focused on some psychological aspect of that era that they just can't let go of (for example, Jin-E couldn't forsake his bloodthirsty tendencies despite the Meiji era being one of nominal peace, Aoshi was obsessed with having never gotten to prove the Oniwabanshu's combat strength, and the majority of the Six Comrades wanted revenge for having suffered various personal losses by Kenshin's hand during that period) or hate the current government for its disguised corruption and/or perceived BadassDecay and want to take it down (Shishio and the anime's version of Raijuta, for instance).
9th Mar '17 8:09:32 PM JoeMerl
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* Half-ghost WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom mostly fought other ghosts as well as the occasional ghost hunter.

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* Half-ghost WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom mostly fought other ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is set in a world where ghosts seem to be the only supernatural beings, though [[OurGhostsAreDifferent "ghosts" in this context]] can mean a wide variety of things (genies, evil plant monsters, etc.) Danny also occasionally fights some ghost hunters who are after him ([[AntiVillain Valerie]], [[TheMenInBlack the Guys in White]], his own parents), as well as the occasional BigBad [[EvilCounterpart Vlad Masters]], another half-ghost. His only human rogue who isn't a ghost hunter.hunter is [[VillainousHarlequin Freakshow]], who uses objects with ghostly powers.
9th Mar '17 7:59:51 PM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has a [[TropeOverdosed gloriously ridiculous clash]] of modern tech-based villains and ones themed around [[HeroicFantasy Sword and Sorcery]]. Quite a few villains and temporary antagonists are other Gargoyles and clans too.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has a [[TropeOverdosed gloriously ridiculous clash]] Largely {{Averted}} on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''--due to its [[GenreBuster Genre Busting]] mix of modern tech-based villains sci-fi and ones themed around [[HeroicFantasy Sword fantasy elements, their enemies can consist of everything from {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s ([[XanatosGambit Xanatos]]), TheFairFolk (many during the World Tour arc), an animal-themed team of {{Cyborg}}s and Sorcery]]. Quite a few villains mutant ([[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Pack]]), wizards ([[EvilSorcerer the Archmage]]), Shakespeare characters ([[AntiVillain Macbeth]]) and temporary antagonists are other Gargoyles and clans too.a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg zombie gargoyle possessed by three different gargoyle ghosts]] ([[SharingABody Coldstone]]). It's worth noting that their BigBad, [[KillAllHumans Demona]], is another gargoyle, albeit one with various magical enhancements.
2nd Jan '17 10:19:19 PM MagnusForce
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* The [[Franchise/UltraSeries Ultramen]]'s RoguesGallery can be summed up in a single phrase: "[[{{Kaiju}} giant monsters]] and [[AliensAreBastards evil aliens]]". The ''kaiju'', much like ''Godzilla'' above, vary between mutants, ancient terrors, extraterrestrials, supernatural beings, and the just plain inexplicable. The aliens are often capable of changing size to match those of the Ultras or controlling a giant monster. Every now and then, there are exceptions to the rule, but every ''Ultraman'' villain is interested in destroying what the Ultramen have sworn to protect -- Earth and the human race.
11th Dec '16 9:29:08 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' all their recurring villains are witches and warlocks; Gargamel, Hogatha, Balthazar and Chlorhydris, and all have animals as accomplices.
6th Sep '16 8:54:39 PM ExSlacker
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** For ''Star Force'', the baddies from each game have a secondary theme. The EM beings from the first are based on constellations, baddies of the second game are inspired by cryptids, and the ones from the third are patterned after a deck of cards (both the minor bosses and the BigBad's [[FiveBadBand inner circle]]).
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