Created By: NateTheGreat on April 9, 2012
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Constant batch of henchmen

The Big Bad might change, but you'll always run into the same hencemen

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Maybe there's a limited number of voice actors available. Maybe monster costumes are really expensive. Maybe one particular Dragon is beloved by the fans. Whichever it is, our heroes will always run into the same henchmen no matter who the Big Bad is. Up for grabs.

  • In the first Power Rangers movie Ivan Ooze kicks out Rita and Zedd, but keeps Goldar and Squato around to serve as his henchmen now.
  • The trio of Finn, Ratso, and Chou from Jackie Chan Adventures. Valmont, Shendu, Draco, whatever. Jackie will still run into Finn, Ratso, and Chou!
  • Spencer Smythe in Spider-Man: The Animated Series. In theory he left the employ of the Kingpin on good terms with Spidey (who told him how to save his father, after all), but as soon as he gets hired by Alisha Silver (daughter of Silvermane) it's the same old story.
  • To a lesser extent, Jaws in the James Bond movies. The real reason he reappears is because the fanbase loves him, but what's the reason in-universe?
Community Feedback Replies: 10
  • April 10, 2012
    pawsplay
    The Foot Clan in TMNT. They seem to exist to be co-opted by people with a grudge against the turtles.
  • April 10, 2012
    Arivne
    "To a lesser extent, Jaws in the James Bond movies. The real reason he reappears is because the fanbase loves him, but what's the reason in-universe?"

    The In Universe reason that he returned in the film Moonraker is that Drax's henchman Chang had been killed by Bond, so Drax needed another one and Jaws happened to be available.
    Drax: Now, regarding a replacement for Chang. You have someone in mind? Oh yes, well. If you can get him, of course...
  • April 11, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    Did Shego in Kim Possible once work for another villain?
  • April 11, 2012
    bulmabriefs144
    The "Mook Squad" in Mana Khemia, even though it's a subversion. They work for the blue-haired teacher to bully Vayne and his group. But when [[spiler: Vayne]] becomes the villain, they appear as one of the bosses of the Reality Warper landscape.
  • April 29, 2012
    NateTheGreat
    Any more opinions?
  • April 29, 2012
    Tuckerscreator
    Western Animation
  • May 1, 2012
    aurora369
    Biggs and Wedge in Final Fantasy VIII. They serve in the military of the dictatorial Galbadian Republic, which undergoes two changes of management during the course of the game. First, Sorceress Edea kills the Galbadian president and takes over, then the Big Bad that was possessing her all along leaves, she resigns and leaves her troubled teenage sidekick Seifer Almasy in charge. Regimes come and go, but Biggs and Wedge keep doing their Punch Clock Villain jobs.
  • May 1, 2012
    partner555
    In the Time Crisis franchise, the protagonists keep encountering Wild Guy. Or at least, I think that was his name.
  • May 1, 2012
    Stratadrake
    ^^ Those also qualify as Those Two Bad Guys.

    Maybe we can call it Same Old Henchmen?
  • March 8, 2013
    NateTheGreat
    Any more opinions?
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