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10th Apr '18 2:42:59 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*** [[spoiler: [[BigBad Zeref]]]] has the Spriggan Twelve ([[AntiVillain Brandish]], [[BadassGrandpa August]], [[TheArchmage Eileen]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Ajeel]], [[PsychoLesbian Dimaria]], [[KillerRobot Wahl]], [[WalkingDisasterArea Bloodman]], [[AGodAmI Serena]], [[TheDragon Invel]], [[BaldOfEvil Jacob]], [[SquishyWizard Neinhart]], and [[LightIsNotGood Larcade]]) in the [[WarArc "Alvarez" arc]].

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*** [[spoiler: [[BigBad Zeref]]]] has the Spriggan Twelve ([[AntiVillain Brandish]], [[BadassGrandpa August]], August, [[TheArchmage Eileen]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Ajeel]], [[PsychoLesbian Dimaria]], [[KillerRobot Wahl]], [[WalkingDisasterArea Bloodman]], [[AGodAmI Serena]], [[TheDragon Invel]], [[BaldOfEvil Jacob]], [[SquishyWizard Neinhart]], and [[LightIsNotGood Larcade]]) in the [[WarArc "Alvarez" arc]].
16th Feb '18 2:05:12 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' had the [[FiveBadBand Five Evil Legendary Warriors]], henchmen of [[spoiler: [[DiscOneFinalBoss the first]]]] BigBad [[MonsterClown Cherubimon]]. Oh, what a distraction they were, until the [[spoiler: [[InvincibleVillain Royal Knights]]]] show up.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' had a set of these guys every season (in order of appearance: Shitennou, Ayakashi Sisters, Witches 5, Amazon Trio, Amazones Quartet, and Sailor Animamates). Many of these groups were made up of colour-coded [[ThePsychoRangers evil counterparts]] of the Four Guardians (Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako). In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], the Witches 5 were even resurrected JUST to kill the senshi they copied!
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' (including the seven spinoffs) has a cadre of mid-level badguys every plot line, one of which usually ends up becoming TheDragon or are led by the dragon. This series has the Dark Five, later the Seeds of Darkness, and then the Four Guardians in the sequel.

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* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' had the [[FiveBadBand Five Evil Legendary Warriors]], henchmen of [[spoiler: [[DiscOneFinalBoss [[spoiler:[[DiscOneFinalBoss the first]]]] BigBad [[MonsterClown Cherubimon]]. Oh, what a distraction they were, until the [[spoiler: [[InvincibleVillain [[spoiler:[[InvincibleVillain Royal Knights]]]] show up.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' had a set of these guys every season (in order of appearance: Shitennou, Ayakashi Sisters, Witches 5, Amazon Trio, Amazones Quartet, and Sailor Animamates). Many of these groups were made up of colour-coded [[ThePsychoRangers evil counterparts]] of the Four Guardians (Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako). In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], the Witches 5 were even resurrected JUST to kill the senshi Senshi they copied!
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' (including the seven spinoffs) numerous spin-offs) has a cadre of mid-level badguys every plot line, one of which usually ends up becoming TheDragon or are led by the dragon. This series has the Dark Five, later the Seeds of Darkness, and then the Four Guardians in the sequel.



** ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' the Jikochu agents plus Regina.

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** ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' has the Jikochu agents plus Regina.Regina.
** ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' has the Phantom Generals with Phantom as an independent force.
** ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' has the Three Musketeers plus Twilight. After Twilight's HeelFaceTurn, Lock's defeat and Close's return as TheDragon, Stop and Freeze are added to the minions.



** Grimmjow has a quirky group of followers who are completely loyal to him and prove to be extremely deadly to Hitsugaya's Advance Squad when they fight. Although the shinigami do end up winning, victory is costly. It's even more costly for Grimmjow's group. Grimmjow is the only one who survives.
** Harribel's AmazonBrigade are a trio of quirky females who appear to be barely able to stand each others presence. Nevertheless, they're incredibly dangerous and are capable of combining their power into a creature that manages to take out four lieutenants without effort and which needs to be defeated by Yamamoto himself. [[spoiler: In the final arc of the story, they're less villains and more [[AloofAlly aloof allies]] to the protagonists as they and the protagonists find themselves sharing an enemy.]]
** Baraggan's followers are a strange mixture of beings, ranging from the dour and serious to downright kooky. None of them survive the conflict against the shinigami, but they give the shinigami a world of trouble before they're taken down.
** It turns the Stern Ritter are this... [[spoiler: not to Yhwach, but to ''Haschwalth''. Established as a BadBoss from the outset, Yhwach appears to command loyalty through fear whereas TheDragon Haschwalth appears to have the army's loyalty through respect and companionship. When the Stern Ritter feel Haschwalth has been snubbed by Yhwach in favour of [[UnexpectedSuccessor Uryuu]], the personalities of the Stern Ritter begin to be explored. Quirky is is a mild description for some of them.]]

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** Grimmjow has a quirky group of followers Grimmjow's Fracción who are completely loyal to him and prove to be extremely deadly to Hitsugaya's Advance Squad when they fight. Although the shinigami Shinigami do end up winning, victory is costly. It's even more costly for Grimmjow's group. Grimmjow is the only one who survives.
** Harribel's AmazonBrigade are a trio of quirky females who appear to be barely able to stand each others presence. Nevertheless, they're incredibly dangerous and are capable of combining their power into a creature that manages to take out four lieutenants without effort and which needs to be defeated by Yamamoto Yamamoto-Genryuusai himself. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the final arc of the story, they're less villains and more [[AloofAlly aloof allies]] to the protagonists as they and the protagonists find themselves sharing an enemy.]]
** Baraggan's followers Fracción are a strange mixture of beings, ranging from the dour and serious to downright kooky. None of them survive the conflict against the shinigami, Shinigami, but they give the shinigami Shinigami a world of trouble before they're taken down.
** It turns the Stern Ritter Sternritter are this... [[spoiler: not [[spoiler:not to Yhwach, but to ''Haschwalth''. Established as a BadBoss from the outset, Yhwach appears to command loyalty through fear whereas TheDragon Haschwalth appears to have the army's loyalty through respect and companionship. When the Stern Ritter Sternritter feel Haschwalth has been snubbed by Yhwach in favour of [[UnexpectedSuccessor Uryuu]], Ishida]], the personalities of the Stern Ritter Sternritter begin to be explored. Quirky is is a mild description for some of them.]]



* The Juppongatana in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', almost all of whom have some underlying motive for helping Shishio and tragic back stories. The Six Comrades from later in the manga, however, are just [[PsychoForHire Psychos For Hire]].
%%* The Genei Ryodan in ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.

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* The Juppongatana in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', almost all of whom have some underlying motive for helping Shishio and tragic back stories.backstories. The Six Comrades from later in the manga, however, are just [[PsychoForHire Psychos For Hire]].
%%* * ''Manga/HunterXHunter'':
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The Genei Ryodan are comprised of 13 powerful thiefs, with each of them having a unique personality and abilities, but most of them share the same or have a similar background, which is the reason why they have a strong sense of companionship for each other. Their individual uniqueness form the 12-legged Spider, a metaphoric entity which the leader Chrollo Lucilfer identify as himself.
** The Royal Guards who serve the Chimera Ant King. Since there are only three of them, they are one person short to fill the FiveBadBand requirement even with their king. Each of them goes through drastic CharacterDevelopment
in ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.a short amount of time, they all have their own ideas of loyalty and they show more and more of humanity in them (including the bad side of humanity).



** In a way, the [[spoiler:resurrected Jinchuuriki and their Bijuus are this - the Bijuus have their own quirky personalities, their Jinchuurikis followed the BigBad into the battlefield, and they perform a group HeelFaceTurn once released from the Edo Tensei.]]

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** In [[spoiler:In a way, the [[spoiler:resurrected resurrected Jinchuuriki and their Bijuus are this - the Bijuus have their own quirky personalities, their Jinchuurikis followed the BigBad into the battlefield, and they perform a group HeelFaceTurn once released from the Edo Tensei.]]



* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has several such groups. Perhaps most stunning is the fact that the protagonist and title character, Kyo himself has his own QuirkyMinibossSquad, the Shiseiten (translated as the Four Emperors in the american release). Also present are Sanada Yukimura's Sanada Ten and Nobunaga's Twelve God Shoguns. The primary villains of the series, the Mibu clan have several of squads of their own, the primary two being the Five Stars and the Four Elders. It gets even more complicated, however, when it is revealed that each of the four elders has his/her own QuirkyMinibossSquad, referred to as the Imperial Guards. Finally, the Crimson King [[spoiler: has his own ''secret'' miniboss squad in the form of the Red Cross Knights, who serve as his secret assassins.]]
* In a similar case to Kyo Dark Schneider of ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' is also a protagonist with his own QuirkyMinibossSquad (The Four Riders of Havoc). In addition said minibosses have their own minibosses (Especially Kal Su, who commands 13 Generals with their own quirks).And there's also the various high ranking Angels and Demons.

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* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has several such groups. Perhaps most stunning is the fact that the protagonist and title character, Kyo himself has his own QuirkyMinibossSquad, the Shiseiten (translated as the Four Emperors in the american release). Also present are Sanada Yukimura's Sanada Ten and Nobunaga's Twelve God Shoguns. The primary villains of the series, the Mibu clan have several of squads of their own, the primary two being the Five Stars and the Four Elders. It gets even more complicated, however, when it is revealed that each of the four elders has his/her own QuirkyMinibossSquad, referred to as the Imperial Guards. Finally, the Crimson King [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has his own ''secret'' miniboss squad in the form of the Red Cross Knights, who serve as his secret assassins.]]
assassins]].
* In a similar case to Kyo ''Kyo'', Dark Schneider of ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' is also a protagonist with his own QuirkyMinibossSquad (The Four Riders of Havoc). In addition said minibosses have their own minibosses (Especially Kal Su, who commands 13 Generals with their own quirks). And there's also the various high ranking Angels and Demons.



** Later we're given the Raijinshu ([[spoiler: Laxus]]'s team) and the Seven Kin of Purgatory from Grimmore Heart. Element Four of Phantom Lord would also qualify.

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** Later we're given the Raijinshu ([[spoiler: Laxus]]'s ([[spoiler:Laxus]]'s team) and the Seven Kin of Purgatory from Grimmore Heart. Element Four of Phantom Lord would also qualify.



*** All the other guilds' teams against Fairy Tail, most notably Sabertooth (Sting, Rogue, Rufus, Orga and Minerva) under Jiemma and Raven Tail (Alexei, Obra, Flare, Kurohebi and Nalpudding) under Ivan/[[spoiler:Alexi]], in the [[TournamentArc "Grand Magic Games"]] arc.

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*** All the other guilds' teams against Fairy Tail, most notably Sabertooth (Sting, Rogue, Rufus, Orga and Minerva) under Jiemma and Raven Tail (Alexei, Obra, Flare, Kurohebi and Nalpudding) under Ivan/[[spoiler:Alexi]], Ivan/[[spoiler:Alexei]], in the [[TournamentArc "Grand Magic Games"]] arc.



* Athrun, Yzak, Dearka and Nicol in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''. Although if they are on the good or bad side is a matter of perception. [[spoiler: One ends up dying, and two join up with the 'good guys'.]]
%%* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has the Big Five in the Virtual World arc.
%%** And also the three Swordsmen from the Doma arc.

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* Athrun, Yzak, Dearka and Nicol in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''. Although if they are on the good or bad side is a matter of perception. [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One ends up dying, and two join up with the 'good guys'.]]
%%* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has the * ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** The
Big Five in the Virtual World arc.
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arc. Each of them has his own backstory and they all have different personalities, decks and playstyles. While they are middle-aged or old men, they are often presented as their Deck Masters, which gives them visual distinction from each other.
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And also the three Swordsmen from the Doma arc.arc who all act as {{Foil}}s and rivals to the three main wielder of the Dragon cards.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'' has the five dragons of the fifth trial, who act as evil counterparts to the heroes. The final trial has Alexander and his vassals, who also correspond to the heroes.



* The officers of Millennium in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' are this, consisting of a ColdSniper, a {{Mind Rap|e}}ing MasterOfIllusion and a few {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. [[TheDragon The Captain]] is the FinalBoss.

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* The officers of Millennium in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' are this, consisting of a ColdSniper, a {{Mind Rap|e}}ing MasterOfIllusion and a few {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. [[TheDragon The Captain]] is the FinalBoss.FinalBoss and is not even a vampire like everyone else mentioned earlier.



* ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'' has the five dragons of the fifth trial, who act as evil counterparts to the heroes. The final trial has Alexander and his vassals, who also correspond to the heroes.


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* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'': Each of the five members from the Generation of Miracles serve as a boss [[TheTeam Seirin]] has to defeat. The four (and in one case, five) teammates of the respective [[TheAce GoM player]] can be viewed as this, since they are rather quirky and important enough to qualify as a miniboss squad, and generally, it's not uncommon that individual players are obstacles by themselves. However, while there's usually one player who is developed enough to serve as the TheAce's partner/best buddy, there tends to be at least one player who is rather the GenericGuy or FlatCharacter and doesn't stand out as much as the others. However, the team that fits this trope the most would definitively be Rakuzan, the final team Seirin has to face in the Winter Cup. All four players are quirkier than most other characters, have special skills that the other teams commonly lack, and each of them has enough interaction with individual Seirin players that would make them sort-of-rivals. The fact that three of them are "members" of the Five Uncrowned Kings makes Rakuzan even more threatening and quirkier[[note]]Like the Generation of Miracles, the Five Uncrowned Kings used to be [[TheAce aces]], and each of them had their own special skill and very eccentric personalities.[[/note]].
22nd Dec '17 11:14:31 AM Grudgeal
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* The "hounds" in ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'', who hound Balsa and Chagum's steps for most of the story and serve as the main physical threat from the Emperor's Court.

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* The "hounds" in ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'', who hound Balsa and Chagum's steps for most of the story and serve as the main physical threat from the Emperor's Court. [[spoiler:Ultimately, as the story ends up with all human characters on the same side, they help Balsa defend Chagum in the climax and help shoot down the Emperor's plan to have Balsa assassinated.]]
22nd Dec '17 11:12:59 AM Grudgeal
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* The "hounds" in ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'', who hound Balsa and Chagum's steps for most of the story and serve as the main physical threat from the Emperor's Court.
30th Jun '17 10:57:07 AM JamesAustin
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%%** The Spice Boys from the Garlic Junior Saga. Though, they might be considered Mooks.
12th Jun '17 11:30:02 PM Prometheus117
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*** Karacke, Rayule, Byard and Kageyama from Eisenwald in the "Lullaby" arc.
*** Yuuka, Toby and Sherry from Lamia Scale in the "Galuna Island" arc.
*** Element Four (Juvia, Totomaru, Sol and Aria) in the "Phantom Lord" arc.
*** Firstly Erza's childhood friends (Wally, Millianna, Simon and Shou), then Trinity Raven (Fukurou, Ikaruga and Vivaldus) in the "Tower of Heaven" arc.
*** Raijinshu (Evergreen, Bickslow and Fried) in the "Fighting Festival" arc.
*** Oracion Seis except for their leader (Angel, Racer, Hoteye, Midnight and Cobra) in the "Nirvana" arc.
*** The Royal Army (Pantherlily, Knightwalker, Hughes, Sugarboy and Byro) in the "Edolas" arc.
*** The Seven Kin of Purgatory (Ultear, Zancrow, Kain, Azuma, Rustyrose, Meredy and Zoldeo) in the "S-Class Trial" arc.
*** The return of Oracion Seis in the (now considered canon) anime "Keys to the Starry Heaven" arc.
*** All the other guilds' teams against Fairy Tail, most notably Sabertooth (Sting, Rogue, Rufus, Orga and Minerva) and Raven Tail (Alexei, Obra, Flare, Kurohebi and Nalpudding), in the [[TournamentArc "Grand Magic Games"]] arc.
*** The Hungry Wolf Knights (Kama, Knepper, Uosuke, Cosmos, and Kamika) from later in the same arc.
*** The Nine Demon Gates of Tartaros (Kyouka, Silver, Jackal, Tempester, Franmalth, Torafuzar, Ezel, Seilah, Keyes), in the "Tartaros" arc

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*** Karacke, Rayule, Byard and Kageyama from Eisenwald under Erigor in the "Lullaby" arc.
*** Yuuka, Toby and Sherry from Lamia Scale under Lyon in the "Galuna Island" arc.
*** Element Four (Juvia, Totomaru, Sol and Aria) under Jose Porla in the "Phantom Lord" arc.
*** Firstly Erza's childhood friends (Wally, Millianna, Simon and Shou), then Trinity Raven (Fukurou, Ikaruga and Vivaldus) under Jellal in the "Tower of Heaven" arc.
*** Raijinshu (Evergreen, Bickslow and Fried) under Laxus in the "Fighting Festival" arc.
*** Oracion Seis except for their leader Brain/[[SuperpoweredEvilSide Zero]] (Angel, Racer, Hoteye, Midnight Midnight, Cobra and Cobra) Klodoa) in the "Nirvana" arc.
*** The Royal Army (Pantherlily, Knightwalker, Hughes, Sugarboy and Byro) under King Faust in the "Edolas" arc.
*** The Seven Kin of Purgatory (Ultear, Zancrow, Kain, Azuma, Rustyrose, Meredy and Zoldeo) along with Deputy Commander Blunote under Hades in the "S-Class Trial" arc.
*** The Zentopia Church's Legion Corps (Bryo, Hughes, Sugarboy, Coco, Dan, Samuel and Guttman) under Lapointe and later the return of Oracion Seis (Racer, Angel, Cobra, Jackpot/Klodoa, Reaper/Erigor and Imitatia/Michelle) under Brain II/Midnight in the (now considered canon) anime "Keys to the Starry Heaven" arc.
*** All the other guilds' teams against Fairy Tail, most notably Sabertooth (Sting, Rogue, Rufus, Orga and Minerva) under Jiemma and Raven Tail (Alexei, Obra, Flare, Kurohebi and Nalpudding), Nalpudding) under Ivan/[[spoiler:Alexi]], in the [[TournamentArc "Grand Magic Games"]] arc.
*** The Hungry Wolf Knights (Kama, Knepper, Uosuke, Cosmos, and Cosmos & Kamika) from later in the same arc.
*** The Nine Demon Gates of Tartaros (Kyouka, Silver, Jackal, Tempester, Franmalth, Torafuzar, Ezel, Seilah, Keyes), Keyes) under Mard Geer in the "Tartaros" arc arc
*** Jerome, Briar, Mary, Gomon, D-6 and Able from Avatar under Alok in the "Avatar" arc.
23rd Apr '17 12:00:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' used this trope a bit in its early days, but the Ginyu Force was the last obvious demonstration of it. However, it has been used quite a bit in the non-canon movies, to the point where ''TeamFourStar'' lampoons it with classifications "Pretty One", "Stupid One", and "One with the Weird Powers".

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall'' used this trope a bit in its early days, but the Ginyu Force was the last obvious demonstration of it. However, it has been used quite a bit in the non-canon movies, to the point where ''TeamFourStar'' ''Creator/TeamFourStar'' lampoons it with classifications "Pretty One", "Stupid One", and "One with the Weird Powers".
2nd Apr '17 10:58:47 AM dasuberkaiser
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%%* Pasder's Four Machine Kings (Polonaise, Primada, Pizza, Penchinon) from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''.

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%%* * Pasder's Four Machine Kings (Polonaise, Primada, Pizza, Penchinon) from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''.
11th Mar '17 10:34:38 AM nombretomado
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%%* The Dark Lovers and Michel's winged servants in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''.

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%%* The Dark Lovers and Michel's winged servants in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''.''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch''.
14th Oct '16 2:08:21 PM Megadoomer
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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has several Quirky Mid-Moss Squads. The Paradise Tower arc pulls a bait and switch which introduces one squad of baddies who are easily trounced -- but then brings out a much more serious bunch.

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has several Quirky Mid-Moss Mid-Boss Squads. The Paradise Tower arc pulls a bait and switch which introduces one squad of baddies who are easily trounced -- but then brings out a much more serious bunch.


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*** [[spoiler: [[BigBad Zeref]]]] has the Spriggan Twelve ([[AntiVillain Brandish]], [[BadassGrandpa August]], [[TheArchmage Eileen]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Ajeel]], [[PsychoLesbian Dimaria]], [[KillerRobot Wahl]], [[WalkingDisasterArea Bloodman]], [[AGodAmI Serena]], [[TheDragon Invel]], [[BaldOfEvil Jacob]], [[SquishyWizard Neinhart]], and [[LightIsNotGood Larcade]]) in the [[WarArc "Alvarez" arc]].
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