Alternate titles: Useless Villain, Peripheral Villain.
Have we got this one already?
This is the Evil Counterpart
to the Useless Protagonist
. This is a villain who serves such little purpose to the story that if you took them out or replaced them with someone else, you'd never notice. This is not
the same as a Harmless Villain
, who cannot pose any adequate threat to the heroes, or a Designated Villain
, who does leave an impact on the narrative, even if their actions aren't actually evil.