Created By: Praetyre on May 16, 2009
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Big Bad Diumvirate

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When, in a work, there are two Big Bads, working in intentional collusion with each other. There will often be rivalries between the two, and they will tend to break out into a literal non-example of an Enemy Civil War.

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Examples


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  • May 7, 2009
    Praetyre
    Yami Bakura and Marik in Yu-Gi-Oh? Of a sorts.
  • May 7, 2009
    Genji
    Very common in cross-overs:
    • [[Super Mario Bros. Bowser]] and Ganondorf have this sort of relationship in The Subspace Emissary. As one may expect, Ganondorf gets a little tired of Bowser's company and, well, you know... It becomes a triumvirate if Wario is included, though he rarely bothers to involve himself with his fellow "team mates."
    • Kingdom Hearts has the six Disney Villains attempting to conquer their worlds using the Heartless: Jafar, Captain Hook, Hades, Ursula, Oogie Boogie, and their leader Maleficent. Surprisingly, none of them are shown at any point to have a desire to double-cross one another, though whenever one of them is defeated the remainders mock his/her demise.
  • May 7, 2009
    Genji
    Spider-Man has the villain organization known as The Sinister Six, who were alright with working together, though initially they each wanted to be the one to take Spider-Man out rather than actually cooperate. Notably, its membership changed throughout the series.
  • May 7, 2009
    Virt V9
    Um, a key part of this trope is that there are only two villains right? So if there's a whole club, it's just a VillainTeamUp probably.

    Having trouble thinking of examples...
  • May 9, 2009
    Praetyre
    The difference between this and Villain Team Up is that Villain Team Up has existing villains from a heroes Rogues Gallery teaming up together, unlike their usual working alone and often in competition method of operation. Here, we have two villains who are working together with each other and have been from the start of the story, or when the villain's plan developed.
  • May 12, 2009
    Praetyre
    Bump.
  • May 15, 2009
    Praetyre
    Bump.
  • May 16, 2009
    The Jackal
    • 24 has done this a few times:
      • Abu Fayed and Dimitri Gredenko in Season 6; later replaced by Cheng Zhi and Phillip Bauer.
      • Jonas Hodges and General Benjamin Juma in Season 7.
  • May 16, 2009
    NeoChaos
    You may want to note Nikoladze and Feirong are from the first Splinter Cell. Those games aren't exactly universally known.
  • May 16, 2009
    Praetyre
    Ah, ok. Thought they were well known enough in the stealth genre to not warrant it.
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