Related to Empty World Syndrome
. Needs More Examples
So there's a Nebulous Evil Organization
that serves as antagonists to our heroes. They have the technology, the evil plans, the money, and are well known enough to pose a threat. However, despite being this huge organization, they seem to be lacking in actual members. Sure, they have a Diabolical Mastermind
or Corrupt Corporate Executive
leading, usually a Dragon
or two carrying out the plans, but you never see anyone outside of these few main villains.
An organization like this would be an Empty Evil Organization
. In these organizations, there are no Mooks
or Punch Clock Villains
. If there are, the audiance doesn't know about them because they are never acknowledged or used by the organization. It's just the Big Bad
, The Dragon
, and maybe a trusted henchman running the entire organization.
- In the Inspector Gadget live action movie, the claw (who is a Corrupt Corporate Executive in person), only has a couple of henchmen (who only serve as comic relief) and a Dragon later on. For a leader of a multimillion dollar corporation, you'd think he'd have more people in on his plan.
Live Action TV