* ''Literature/TheBlackCoats'': Possibly the UrExample
## BigBad: The Colonel
## TheDragon: Lecoq
## DarkChick: Countess Marguerite De Claire
## TheBrute: Coyatier serves as their muscle though he's not a High Council Member
## EvilGenius: Doctor Samuel
## SixthRanger: The constantly being killed and replaced false Princes. And other not very fleshed High Council members.

* Early [[TheEmpire Sith Empire]] Hierarchy as described in the Book of Sith
## BigBad: [[EvilOverlord The Dark Jedi]]
## TheDragon: [[SinisterMinister The Kissai]]
## EvilGenius: [[MadScientist The Zuguruk]]
## TheBrute: [[SmashMook The Massassi]]
## DarkChick: [[SlaveMooks The Grotthu]]

* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
## BigBad: Count Olaf.
## TheDragon: The Hook-Handed Man, later Esmé Squalor.
## EvilGenius: The Bald Man.
## TheBrute: The Person of Indeterminate Gender. The Hook-Handed Man gets bumped down here once the Person dies and Esme joins the group, something he doesn't like one bit.
## DarkChick: The White-faced Women.

* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': The Denarians
## BigBad: Nicodemus
## TheDragon: Tessa
## EvilGenius: Thorned Namishiel
## TheBrute: Magog
## DarkChick -Dierdre. (Nic wanted to recruit Harry/Lash into this position, but Harry turned him down.)

* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has quite a few
** House Lannister
### BigBadWannabe: King Joffrey Baratheon
### DragonInChief: Lord Tywin Lannister
### EvilGenius: Tyrion Lannister
### TheBrute: Ser Jaime Lannister and Ser Gregor Clegane
### DarkChick: Queen-Regent Cersei Lannister
### TokenGoodTeammate: Ser Kevan Lannister
** Ser Gregor Clegane's Band
### BigBad: Gregor Clegane, the leader of the band.
### CoDragons: Chiswyck, one of Clegane's most prominent (and cruellest) soldiers, and Polliver, who is left in command of Harrenhall when Ser Gregor is summoned to King's Landing.
### EvilGenius: Raff the Sweetling, shown to be more clever than the average brute.
### TheBrute: "The Tickler", who serves as Clegane's head torturer, despite being of average size and appearance.
### DarkChick: Shitmouth, who is stated to be kinder and more gentle than the others (though that isn't saying much.)
** House Bolton
### BigBad: Lord Roose Bolton, the patriarch of House Bolton
### TheDragon: Ramsay Snow, as Roose's heir
### EvilGenius: Lady Barbrey Dustin, a usefully sharp political ally
### TheBrute: "Steelshanks" Walton, as Roose's trusted captain
### DarkChick: Lady Walda Bolton, Reek II (Theon Greyjoy)
### TeamPet: The Bastard's Girls (Ramsay's hunting dogs)
** The Brotherhood Without Banners
### BigBad: Lady Stoneheart
### TheDragon: Harwin, son of Hullen
### EvilGenius: Jack-Be-Lucky
### TheBrute: Lem Lemoncloak
### DarkChick: Thoros of Myr
** House Greyjoy
### BigBad: Balon Greyjoy
### TheDragon: Asha Greyjoy
### EvilGenius: Aeron "Damphair" Greyjoy
### TheBrute: Victarion Greyjoy
### DarkChick: Theon Greyjoy
### SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Euron Greyjoy]]
** The Wildling War-leaders
### BigBad: Mance Rayder
### TheDragon: Styr the Magnar
### EvilGenius: Orell the Eagle[=/=]Varamyr Sixskins
### TheBrute: Tormund Giantsbane[=/=]Rattleshirt[=/=]Mag the Mighty
### DarkChick: Harma Dogshead
** Queen Cersei's band:
### BigBadWannabe: Queen-Regent Cersei
### CoDragons: Kettleblack brothers
### EvilGenius: Qyburn
### TheBrute: Robert Strong
### DarkChick: Taena Merryweather

* ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'', Woland and his servants
## BigBad: Woland
## EvilGenius: Korovev
## TheBrute: Azazel
## DarkChick: Hella
## EnfantTerrible: Behemoth

* ''[[Creator/CliveBarker The Thief of Always]]'', Mr Hood and his servants
## BigBad: Mr Hood
## TheDragon: Rictus
## EvilGenius: Jive
## TheBrute: Carna
## DarkChick: Marr

* ''Literature/AmericanGods''
## BigBad: [[spoiler:Mr. Wednesday]]
## TheDragon: Mr. World
## TheBrute: Mr. Town
## EvilGenius: The Technical Boy
## DarkChick: Media

* ''{{Literature/Divergent}}''
## BigBad: Jeanine Matthews the Erudite leader who wants to wipe out all Divergent.
## TheDragon: Max the man in charge of Dauntless that join Jeanine's side and the one that acts as her spokesman to Candor.
## TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler: Caleb Prior who acts as TheMole for Jeanine in Tris' group.]]
## TheBrute: Eric who is more AxCrazy than the others.
## TheDarkChick: Peter, a Dauntless initiate who was chosen to act as a guard inside the compound and later is in charge of guarding Tris.

* The First ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]]''
## TheBigBad and EvilGenius: Lord Foul
## TheDragon: Drool Rockworm [[spoiler:and later Elena]]
## TheBrute: The Giant-Ravers
## TheDarkChick and SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Elena]]

* The Shuhr in ''[[Literature/FirebirdTrilogy Fusion Fire]]''
## TheBigBad: Eshdeth Shirak
## TheDragon: Modabah Shirak
## TheBrute: Dru Polar
## TheEvilGenius: Juddis Adiyn, Dru Polar
## TheDarkChick: Cassia Talumah, Micahel Shirak

* ''Literature/OliverTwist'': Fagin's Gang
## TheBigBad and TheEvilGenius: Fagin (as the leader of the gang, although Monks is TheBigBad of the book itself)
## TheDragon: Artful Dodger
## TheBrute: Bill Sikes
## TheDarkChick: Nancy (before her HeelFaceTurn)
## SixthRangerTraitor: Oliver Twist

* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''
## TheBigBad: [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]]
## DragonAscendant: [[EvilSorcerer Sauron]]
## TheBrute: [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs]]
## TheEvilGenius: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Glaurung]]
## TheDarkChick and SixthRangerTraitor: [[EldritchAbomination Ungoliant]]

* The Iron Circle from the ''Tyrants and Kings" trilogy
## TheBigBad: [[TheEmperor Arkus]], Emperor of Nar
## TheDragon: [[MagnificentBastard Count Renato Biagio]]
## TheEvilGenius: [[MadScientist Bovadin]]
## TheBrute: [[GeneralRipper Admiral Nicabar]] and [[TheFundamentalist General Vorto]]
## TheDarkChick: [[CorruptChurch Archbishop Herrith]]

* ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' by Michael Grant:
## TheBigBad: Caine.
## TheDragon: Drake, who is one or the other at times. (Penny fills in his role as the dragon from ''Lies'' and onwards.)
## TheBrute: Orc, pre HeelFaceTurn.
## TheEvilGenius: Computer Jack, though not very evil. He later has a HeelFaceTurn.
## TheDarkChick: Diana.

* ''Literature/CodexAlera'' House Aquitaine
## TheBigBad: Lord Aquitaine
## TheDragon: [[LadyMacbeth Lady Aquitaine]]
## TheEvilGenius [[spoiler:and SixthRangerTraitor]]: Fidelias
## TheBrute: Aldrick ex Gladius
## TheDarkChick: Odiana

* ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot The Big Four]]'' by Agatha Christie
## TheBigBad: Number One/The Oriental
## TheDragon: Number Four/The Destroyer
## TheEvilGenius and TheChick: Number Three/The Frenchwoman
## TheBrute (or rather, the Rich One): Number Two/The American

* ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' by David and Leigh Eddings
## TheBigBad: [[OmnicidalManiac Daeva]]
## TheDragon: [[PsychoForHire Ghend]]
## TheEvilGenius: [[SinisterMinister Argan]] and [[SnakeOilSalesman Khnom]]
## TheBrute: [[ImAHumanitarian Pekhal]] and [[DarkActionGirl Gel]][[BloodKnight ta]]
## TheDarkChick: [[TheEmpath Koman]]
## SixthRanger: [[DeathSeeker Yakhag]], [[spoiler:is set up this way until he kills Salkan, prompting resident ActualPacifist Bheid to go apeshit, fuck him up with a sword and then have a HeroicBSOD.]]

* Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheElenium'':
** The human villains present an interesting example
### BigBadWannabe: [[SinisterMinister Primate]] [[SmugSnake Annias]]. He really thinks he's in charge. He's not.
### DragonInChief: [[ManipulativeBastard Martel]]. Ex-[[BadassArmy Pandion Knight]] turned [[HiredGuns mercenary]], EvilCounterpart to TheHero, and the one who's really holding all the cards.
### TheBrute: Adus. [[DumbMuscle Dumb]], [[PsychoForHire violent]], and [[EvilSmellsBad unhygenic]], cuts through his own men to get to Kalten.
----> Kalten (describing the villains so they can be located): Adus is easy. Just put armour on a gorilla and you've got him.
### TheEvilGenius: Krager, Martel's spy, and the [[spoiler:only one to survive, due to his selling valuable information to the heroes]]. Martel's no slouch either in the brains department.
### TheDarkChick: [[TheVamp Princess]] [[ReallyGetsAround Arissa]].
### TheLoad: [[MommasBoy Prince]] [[TooDumbToLive Lycheas]].
** Many of the above characters double as members of another FiveBadBand, involving the series' BigBad and the Zemochs.
### TheBigBad: [[GodOfEvil Azash]]. At the end of the day, he's more or less {{Satan}}.
### CoDragons: [[DragonInChief Martel]] and [[TheEmperor Emperor]] [[EvilSorceror Otha]]. Yeah, Martel still manages to be DragonInChief to the Devil. It doesn't hurt that Otha's ''very'' stupid, and that Azash doesn't understand human beings at all.
### TheBrute: [[AxeCrazy Adus]] again.
### TheEvilGenius: Annias. Azash's mole in the Elene Church.
### TheDarkChick: Arissa and Lycheas.

* The villains in Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/TheTamuli''
## TheBigBad: [[EldritchAbomination Klael]].
## TheDragon: [[PhysicalGod Cyrgon]].
## [[GiantMook The Giant Mooks]]: Klael's alien army.
## TheEvilGenius: [[EvilSorceror Zalasta]]
## TheDarkChick: Sabre, Scarpi and the other various "revolutionaries."

* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' by David and Leigh Eddings, one can kind of see this developing.
## TheBigBad: [[PhysicalGod Kal Torak]]
## TheDragon: [[EvilSorcerer Ctuchik]]
## TheEvilGenius: [[JerkassWoobie Zedar]]
## TheBrute: [[AxeCrazy Taur Urgas]]
## TheDarkChick: Torak always kept this spot open for [[VillainousCrush Polgara]]
## TeamPet: The actual dragon

* ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', House of Rahl (''Wizard's First Rule'')
## TheBigBad and EvilGenius: Darken Rahl
## TheDragon: Demmin Nass
## TheBrute: Ranssyn Fane
## TheDarkChick: [[TheBaroness Denna]]
## TeamPet: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Scarlet]]

* ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', Sisters of the Dark [[spoiler:AKA The Viper]]
## TheBigBad: Sister Ulicia, undisputed leader, probably the most powerful
## TheDragon: Sister Armina, closest to Ulicia's age, her right hand, [[spoiler:last one to die before Ulicia]]
## TheEvilGenius: Sister Tovi, Sister Cecilia, least attractive but the primary schemers after Ulicia
## TheBrute: Sister Merissa, Sister Liliana, cruelest and most impulsive by far
## TheDarkChick and SixthRangerTraitor: Sister Nicci, wildly different motives and outlook, considered "different" by the others, ultimately betrays them

* ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', Imperial Order
## TheBigBad: [[EvilOverlord Emperor Jagang]]
## TheDragon: [[DarkMagicalGirl Nicci]]
## TheEvilGenius: Brother Narev(spiritual leader) or Sebastian(strategist)
## TheBrute: Kadar Kardeef, Karg
## TheDarkChick: Six
## TeamPet: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Gregory]]
## SixthRanger: Nicholas the Slide

* ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', Forces of the Underworld
## TheBigBad: [[GodOfEvil The Keeper]]
## TheDragon: Darken Rahl
## TheEvilGenius: Sister Ulicia
## TheBrute: Drefan Rahl, Oba Rahl
## TheDarkChick and SixthRangerTraitor: Nicci
## TeamPet: Screelings, Heart Hounds, Nambles

* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', the Empire
## TheBigBad: King Galbatorix and his dragon, Shruikan.
## TheDragon: Murtagh and his literal dragon, replacing Murtagh's father, Morzan.
## TheEvilGenius: The Twins
## TheBrute: Lord Barst, a NighInvulnerable [[TheJuggernaut Juggernaut]] and GeniusBruiser who is tasked with defending Uru'baen.
## TheDarkChick: The Ra'zac, assassins with BizarreAlienBiology who are tasked with hunting [[DragonRider Dragon Riders]].

* ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' (book series, not movie)
## TheBigBad: Mulgarath
## TheDragon: The Dragon... oddly enough
## TheEvilGenius: The Korting
## TheBrute: Wormrat/River Troll
## TheDarkChick [[spoiler:and SixthRangerTraitor]]: [[spoiler:Hogsqueal]]

* ''Literature/{{Hexwood}}'': The Reigners
## TheBigBad: Reigner One
## TheDragon: Reigner Three [[spoiler:Literally.]]
## TheEvilGenius: Reigner Five
## TheBrute: Reigner Four
## TheDarkChick: Reigner Two--One of the comparatively rare cases where the gender of the characters involved doesn't quite match up to those of their archetypes: Three is female, Two isn't.

* ''Literature/ThatHideousStrength'', N.I.C.E. leadership
## TheBigBad: Satan
## TheDragon: Wither, Frost, and eventually [[spoiler:Straik]]
## TheBrute: Major Hardcastle
## TheEvilGenius: Filostrato
## TheDarkChick: Mark Studdock, pre-HeelFaceTurn
## SixthRangerTraitor: Studdock, [[spoiler:Merlinus Ambrosius]]
## TeamPet: Horace Jules

* ''Literature/WarriorCats'', [=TigerClan=]
## TheBigBad: Tigerstar
## TheDragon: Blackfoot
## TheDarkChick: Leopardstar
## SixthRangerTraitor: Scourge

* ''Literature/WarriorCatsOmenOfTheStars'', The Dark Forest
## TheBigBad: Tigerstar
## TheDragon: Brokenstar
## TheBrute: Hawkfrost
## TheEvilGenius: Thistleclaw
## TheDarkChick: Mapleshade

* ''Literature/WarOfTheSpiderQueen'':
** The revolutionaries in Book 1:
### TheBigBad and TheEvilGenius: Syrzan
### TheDragon: Houander Tuin'Tarl
### TheBrute: Tsabrak
### TheDarkChick: Omraeth
** The questers in Book 2 technically count, since they're all evil:
### TheBigBad: Quenthel Baenre
### TheDragon: Ryld Argith
### TheBrute: Jeggred Baenre
### TheEvilGenius: Pharaun Mizzrym
### TheDarkChick: Valas Hune
### SixthRanger[[spoiler:/Sixth Ranger Traitor]]: Faeryl Zauvirr
** Book 5 gives this composition for the questers:
### TheBigBad: Quenthel Baenre
### TheDragon (DragonWithAnAgenda): Danifae Yauntyrr
### TheBrute: Jeggred Baenre
### TheEvilGenius: Pharaun Mizzrym
### TheDarkChick: Valas Hune
** The invaders:
### TheBigBad: The Jaezred Chaulssin
### TheDragon: Nimor Imphraezl
### TheBrute: Horgar Steelshadow and Kaanyr Vhok
### TheEvilGenius: Dyrr
### TheDarkChick: Yasraeana Dyrr

* The Yuuzhan Vong leadership, ''Literature/NewJediOrder''
## TheBigBad: [[EvilOverlord Supreme Overlord]] Shimmra, [[spoiler:later revealed to actually be Onimi]].
## TheDragon and TheBrute: Warmaster Tsavong Lah, later Nas Choka after [[spoiler:Lah is killed]].
## TheEvilGenius: [[MagnificentBastard Nom Anor]]
## TheDarkChick and [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: Onimi
## SixthRangerTraitor: Nom Anor again.

* ''LightNovel/FateZero''
** What it was supposed to be:
### TheBigBad: Tokiomi Tohsaka
### TheDragon: Kirei Kotomine
### TheBrute: Gilgamesh
### TheEvilGenius: Risei Kotomine
### TheDarkChick: Assassin
** What it ended up as:
### TheBigBad: Kirei Kotomine
### TheDragon: Gilgamesh
### TheBrute: Assassin
### TheEvilGenius: Tokiomi Tohsaka
### TheDarkChick: Risei Kotomine

* The villains in ''[[ForgottenRealms Azure Bonds]]''
## TheBigBad: Phalse ([[TheManBehindTheMan although it pretended to be otherwise]])
## TheDragon: Cassana of Westgate
## TheBrute: Moander (physically the largest, and the user of the most spectacular displays of force)
## TheEvilGenius: Zrie Prakis
## TheDarkChick: The Fire Knives

* The Career Tributes from Literature/TheHungerGames:
## TheBigBad: Cato
## TheDragon: Clove
## TheEvilGenius: The District 3 boy
## TheBrute: Marvel
## TheDarkChick: Glimmer
## SixthRangerTraitor: Peeta Mellark, who turns on the others by helping Katniss escape after the tracker jacker scene.

* Lucifer's followers, ''Literature/ParadiseLost''
## TheBigBad: Lucifer/Satan
## TheDragon: Beelzebub
## TheEvilGenius: Belial
## TheBrute: Moloch
## TheDarkChick: Mammon
## {{Sixth Ranger}}s: Sin and Death, who are only there to form a demented parody of the Trinity with Satan.

* Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show from ''Literature/SomethingWickedThisWayComes''
## BigBadDuumvirate: Mr. Dark & Mr. Cooger
## TheDragon: The Dust Witch
## TheEvilGenius: Mr. Dark
## TheBrute: Mr. Cooger
## TheDarkChick: The Skeleton
## SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Tom Fury & Miss Foley]]

* The higher-ups of the Sapphire Smuggling Syndicate in ''Literature/TheGoodTheBadAndTheMediochre''
## TheBigBad: Sapphire
## TheDragon: Antler
## TheEvilGenius: The tempomancer
## TheBrute: Maelstrom (technically not a Syndicate member, but he works for them)
## TheDarkChick: Isobel

* The final configuration of [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Forsaken]] in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
## TheBigBad: [[TheAntichrist Moridin]] (who is himself TheDragon to [[GodOfEvil the Dark One]])
## TheDragon: [[FourStarBadass Demandred]]
## TheEvilGenius: [[ManipulativeBastard Graendal]]
## TheBrute: [[spoiler:[[EleventhHourRanger Mazrim Taim]]]]
## TheDarkChick: [[DirtyCoward Moghedien]]
## SixthRangerTraitor: [[TheStarscream Lanfear]]

* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}''
** The command cadre in ''Redwall''
### TheBigBad: Cluny the Scourge, a legendary warlord
### TheDragon: Redtooth, later Cheesethief, and then finally Darkclaw
### TheEvilGenius: Darkclaw and Killconey
### TheBrute: Fangburn
### TheDarkChick: Sela
** Slagar's gang from ''Mattimeo''
### TheBigBad: Slagar the Cruel, leader of the band, and the one who's plan they're all following.
### TheDragon: Threeclaws, who acts as the chief slavedriver and Slagar's NumberTwo.
### TheBrute: Halftail, a swaggering bully who enjoys bullying the slaves and the other slavers.
### TheEvilGenius: Scringe, the only member of the band with three brain cells to rub together.
### TheDarkChick: Vitch, the only rat in the gang, the only child in the gang, and Slagar's resident spy.
### BiggerBad: Malkariss
** The leaders of the Blue Horde from ''Lord Brocktree''
### TheBigBad: [[EvilOverlord Ungatt Trunn]]
### CoDragons: [[MouthOfSauron The Grand Fragorl]] and [[TheCaptain Karangool]]
### TheEvilGenius: [[SociopathicSoldier Ripfang]]
### TheBrute: [[PsychopathicManchild Doomeye]]
### TheDarkChick: [[EvilCripple Groddil]]

* ''Literature/AhrimanTrilogy''. As of the first book.
## TheBigBad: Toby Homolka, the Fallen Mage.
## TheDragon and TheBrute: The Axe-Man
## TheEvilGenius: The Surgeon
## TheDarkChick: [[spoiler:Detective Vicki Yang]]
## SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler:Juan Carlos Alba]]

* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': The Titans and Luke
## TheBigBad: Kronos, the leader of the Titans, who seeks to regain his supremacy.
## TheDragon: Luke Castellan, Kronos' right-hand demigod and [[TheHeavy top field agent]]. Hyperion, the general of Kronos' armies, fills this role after [[spoiler:[[DemonicPossession Kronos possesses]] [[DevourTheDragon Luke's body.]]]]
## TheBrute: Atlas, the strongest of the Titans in strength and the first to be encountered "in the flesh".
## TheEvilGenius: Prometheus, the smooth talker and negotiator who can see into the future and [[IFightForTheStrongestSide sees that the Titans will win]].
## TheDarkChick: Krios, who is the most resentful of the others and subject to the most menial tasks.

* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'': The Master's Generation SiblingTeam
## TheBigBad: Gerridon, who was highlord and sold his people to their most ancient of enemies in exchange for immortality for himself
## TheDarkChick: Jamethiel, Gerridon's consort, who Tirandys fell for love of
## TheDragon and TheBrute: Keral, Gerridon's AxCrazy favorite
## TheEvilGenius: Tirandys, master of the Senethar
## SixthRangerTraitor: Bender, who joined not by choice, but because Gerridon's holding his soul hostage, and has since fought to bring him down