* ''Literature/TheBlackCoats'': Possibly the UrExample
** BigBad: The Colonel
** TheDragon: Lecoq
** TheDarkChick: 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]]
** TheDarkChick - [[SlaveMooks The Grotthu]]

* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
** The BigBad - Count Olaf.
** TheDragon - The Hook-Handed Man, later Esm Squalor.
** The 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.
** The DarkChick - The White-faced Women.
** BiggerBad [[BigBadDuumvirate Duumvirate]] - The Man with a Beard but No Hair and The Woman with Hair but No Beard.
** TagalongKid - Carmelita Spats.

* ''{{Duumvirate}}''
** The BigBadDuumvirate - Howard and William
** TheDragon - Sarah
** ManipulativeBastard - Paul
** TheBrute - Luke
** DarkActionGirl - Ruby

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


* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Turn Coat
** The BigBad / EvilGenius - [[spoiler:Wizard Peabody]]
** TheDragon - The Skinwalker
** TheBrute - Binder
** The DarkChick - Madeline Raith

* ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', Kazuo Kiriyama's gang before the program.
** The BigBad / The EvilGenius - Kazuo Kiriyama
** TheDragon - Mitsuru Numai
** TheBrute - Both Hiroshi Kuronaga and Ryuhei Sasagawa
** The DarkChick - Sho Tsukioka

* Robin Hobb's [[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Assassin trilogy]]:
** The BigBad - Prince Regal
** TheDragon - Serene, later Will
** The EvilGenius - Will
** TheBrute - Justin
** The DarkChick - Rosemary

* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'',
** House Lannister
*** BigBadWannabe - King Joffrey Baratheon
*** DragonInChief - Lord Tywin Lannister
*** TheEvilGenius[=/=]TokenGoodTeammate - Tyrion Lannister
*** TheBrute - Ser Jaime Lannister
*** TheDarkChick - Queen-Regent Cersei Lannister

** Tyrion's Band
*** TheBigBad & EvilGenius: Tyrion Lannister
*** TheDragon: Bronn, Tyrion's [[HiredGuns hired killer]].
*** TheBrute: Shagga son of Dolf (BoisterousBruiser) and Timmett son of Timmett (PsychoForHire)
*** TheDarkChick: Chella daughter of Cheyk

** Brave Companions
*** TheBigBad - Vargo Hoat
*** TheDragon - [[IronicNickname Faithful]] Urswyck
*** TheEvilGenius - Qyburn and possibly Septon Utt
*** TheBrute - Fat Zollo, and Biter
*** TheDarkChick - Shagwell
*** SixthRanger - Rorge, Biter
*** SixthRangerTraitor - Jaqen H'ghar (in sort of a GuestStarPartyMember way). He was briefly connected to the group via his association with Rorge and Biter, but doesn't participate in their "activities" and early on goes off to do his own thing. Despite being a member of a MurderInc cult, he's definitely the TokenGoodTeammate.

** Ser Gregor Clegane's Band
*** TheBigBad -- Gregor Clegane, the leader of the band.
*** TheDragon -- Chiswyck, one of Clegane's most prominent (and cruelest) soldiers.
*** TheEvilGenius -- 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.
*** TheDarkChick -- Shitmouth, who is stated to be kinder and more gentle than the others (though that isn't saying much.)

** The Brotherhood Without Banners
*** TheBigBad -- Lady Stoneheart
*** TheDragon -- Harwin, son of Hullen
*** TheEvilGenius -- Jack-Be-Lucky
*** TheBrute -- Lem Lemoncloak
*** TheDarkChick -- Thoros of Myr

** The Wildling War-leaders
*** TheBigBad -- Mance Rayder
*** TheDragon -- Styr the Magnar
*** TheEvilGenius -- Orell the Eagle / Varamyr Sixskins
*** TheBrute -- Tormund Giantsbane / Rattleshirt / Mag the Mighty
*** TheDarkChick -- Harma Dogshead

** Queen Cersei's band:
*** BigBadWannabe - Queen-Regent Cersei
*** CoDragons - Kettleblack brothers
*** TheEvilGenius - Qyburn
*** TheBrute - Robert Strong
*** TheDarkChick - Taena Merryweather

* TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn''
** BigBad - The Storm King
** TheDragon [=/=] EvilGenius - Pryrates
** DarkChick - The Norn Queen

* ''TheMasterAndMargarita'', Woland and his servants
** The BigBad - Woland
** The EvilGenius - Korovev
** TheBrute - Azazel
** The DarkChick - Hella
** EnfantTerrible - Behemoth

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

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

* The First ''ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant''
** The BigBad and EvilGenius - Lord Foul
** TheDragon - Drool Rockworm [[spoiler: and later Elena]]
** TheBrute - The Giant-Ravers
** The DarkChick and SixthRanger - [[spoiler: Elena]]

* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': ''Literature/WizardAndGlass'', the Big Coffin Hunters
** The BiggerBad: [[MagnificentBastard Randall Flagg]]
** The BigBad: [[EvilCounterpart Eldred Jonas]]
** TheDragon: [[EvilRedhead Clay Reynolds]]
** TheEvilGenius: [[WickedWitch Rhea of the Cos]]
** TheBrute: [[DumbMuscle Roy Depape]]
** TheDarkChick: [[spoiler: [[TheMole Coral Thorin]]]]

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

* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** The Death Eaters
*** BigBad - Lord Voldemort
*** TheDragon - Lucius Malfoy, later replaced by Bellatrix Lestrange
*** TheBrute - Fenrir Greyback
*** TheEvilGenius- Barty Crouch Jr. and Severus Snape
*** TheDarkChick - Peter Pettigrew, and the Carrows
*** SixthRangerTraitor - Snape and the Malfoys
*** TeamPet - Nagini
** Slytherin House
*** The BigBad - Draco Malfoy
*** TheDragon - Blaise Zabini
*** TheBrute - Vincent Crabbe & Gregory Goyle (Millicent Bulstrode may also qualify, as every appearance she makes in the books, she's pulverizing Hermione.)
*** The EvilGenius - Theodore Nott
*** The DarkChick - Pansy Parkinson
*** BiggerBad - Severus Snape

* ''Literature/OliverTwist''
** Fagin's Gang
*** BigBad - Fagin (as the leader of the gang, although Sikes is the BigBad of the book itself)
*** TheDragon - Artful Dodger
*** TheBrute - Bill Sikes
*** TheEvilGenius -
*** TheDarkChick - Nancy (before her HeelFaceTurn)
*** SixthColumn - Oliver Twist

* ''TheSilmarillion''
** BigBad - [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]]
** TheDragon - [[EvilSorcerer Sauron]]
** TheBrute - [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Gothmog, Lord of Balrogs]]
** EvilGenius - [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Glaurung]]
** DarkChick / SixthRangerTraitor - [[EldritchAbomination Ungoliant]]

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

* ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' by Michael Grant:
** BigBad- 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.
** EvilGenius- Computer Jack, though not very evil. He later has a HeelFaceTurn.
** DarkChick- Diana.

* ''Literature/CodexAlera'' House Aquitaine
** BigBad- Lord Aquitaine
** TheDragon - [[LadyMacbeth Lady Aquitaine]]
** EvilGenius [[spoiler: and SixthRangerTraitor]]- Fidelias
** TheBrute- Aldrick ex Gladius
** DarkChick- Odiana

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

* ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' by David and Leigh Eddings
** BigBad - [[OmnicidalManiac Daeva]]
** TheDragon - [[PsychoForHire Ghend]]
** EvilGenius - [[SinisterMinister Argan]] and [[SnakeOilSalesman Khnom]]
** TheBrute - [[ImAHumanitarian Pekhal]] and [[DarkActionGirl Gel]][[BloodKnight ta]]
** DarkChick - [[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.]]

The human villains in DavidEddings' ''TheElenium'' 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 DavidEddings' ''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."

* And in ''TheBelgariad'' by David and Leigh Eddings, one can kind of see this developing.
** BigBad - [[PhysicalGod Kal Torak]]
** TheDragon - [[EvilSorcerer Ctuchik]]
** EvilGenius - [[JerkassWoobie Zedar]]
** TheBrute - [[AxeCrazy Taur Urgas]]
** DarkChick - Torak always kept this spot open for [[VillainousCrush Polgara]]
** TeamPet - The actual dragon

* ''SwordOfTruth'', House of Rahl(''Wizard's First Rule'')
** BigBad / EvilGenius - Darken Rahl
** TheDragon - Demmin Nass
** TheBrute - Ranssyn Fane
** DarkChick - [[TheBaroness Denna]]
** TeamPet - [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Scarlet]]

* ''SwordOfTruth'', Sisters of the Dark [[spoiler: AKA The Viper]]
** BigBad - 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]])
** EvilGenius - Sister Tovi, Sister Cecilia(least attractive but the primary schemers after Ulicia)
** TheBrute - Sister Merissa, Sister Liliana(cruelest and most impulsive by far)
** DarkChick / SixthRangerTraitor - Sister Nicci(wildly different motives and outlook, considered "different" by the others, ultimately betrays them)


* ''SwordOfTruth'', Imperial Order
** BigBad - [[EvilOverlord Emperor Jagang]]
** TheDragon - [[DarkMagicalGirl Nicci]]
** EvilGenius - Brother Narev(spiritual leader) or Sebastian(strategist)
** TheBrute - Kadar Kardeef, Karg
** DarkChick - Six
** TeamPet - [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Gregory]]
** SixthRanger - Nicholas the Slide


* ''SwordOfTruth'', Forces of the Underworld
** BigBad - [[GodOfEvil The Keeper]]
** TheDragon - Darken Rahl
** EvilGenius - Sister Ulicia
** TheBrute - Drefan Rahl, Oba Rahl
** DarkChick / SixthRangerTraitor - Nicci
** TeamPet - Screelings, Heart Hounds, Nambles


* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'', the Empire
** BigBad - King Galbatorix
** TheDragon - Murtagh and Thorn, formerly Morzan, Durza at times
** EvilGenius - The Twins
** TheBrute - The Ra'zac, Varaug
** TeamPet - Shruikan



* "Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles" (book series, not movie)
** BigBad - Mulgarath
** TheDragon - The Dragon... oddly enough
** EvilGenius - The Korting
** TheBrute - Wormrat/River Troll
** TheDarkChick [[spoiler: /SixthRangerTraitor]] - [[spoiler: Hogsqueal]]

* ''{{Hexwood}}'': The Reigners
** BigBad - Reigner One
** TheDragon - Reigner Three [[spoiler:Literally.]]
** EvilGenius - Reigner Five
** TheBrute - Reigner Four
** TheDarkChick - Reigner Two [1]
-->[1] 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/TheLordOfTheRings''
** BigBad: Sauron
** TheDragon: The Mouth of Sauron
** EvilGenius [=/=] SixthRangerTraitor: Saruman
** TheBrute: The Witch-King
** TheDarkChick: Grma Wormtongue
* Alternately:
** BigBad: Sauron
** TheDragon(s): The Ringwraiths, The Witch-King in particular
** EvilGenius: The Mouth of Sauron
** TheBrute: Shelob
** DarkChick: Wormtongue
** SixthRangerTraitor: Saruman

* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''
** BigBad / EvilGenius: The Other Mother
** TheDragon: The Other Father (also TheDarkChick to certain extant)
** TheBrute: The Other Bobinsky
** TheDarkChick: The Other Ms. Spink and Ms. Forcible

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

* ''Literature/WarriorCats'', [=TigerClan=]
** BigBad - Tigerstar
** TheDragon - Blackfoot
** DarkChick - Leopardstar
** SixthRangerTraitor- Scourge

* ''WarriorCatsOmenOfTheStars'', The Dark Forest
** BigBad - Tigerstar
** TheDragon - Brokenstar
** TheBrute - Hawkfrost
** TheEvilGenius - Thistleclaw
** DarkChick - Mapleshade

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

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

* ''FateZero'', What it was supposed to be:
** BigBad - Tokiomi Tohsaka
** TheDragon - Kirei Kotomine
** TheBrute - Gilgamesh
** EvilGenius - Risei Kotomine
** TheDarkChick - Assassin
* What it ended up as:
** BigBad - Kirei Kotomine
** TheDragon - Gilgamesh
** TheBrute - Assassin
** EvilGenius - Tokiomi Tohsaka
** TheDarkChick - Risei Kotomine

* Even Literature/TheBible can be interpreted as having this. The villains of the Book of Revelation:
** The BigBad: [[{{Satan}} The Great Red Dragon]]. An EldritchAbomination with seven heads and ten horns, he is worshiped as a god by the repressive government run by...
** TheDragon: The Beast from the Sea, a seven-headed, ten-horned monstrosity who runs the governments of Earth for the Dragon, as it is the Dragon who has given him power. When people say "TheAntichrist," this is usually who they mean. Funnily enough, the Great Red Dragon is not TheDragon.
** The EvilGenius: The Beast from the Land, apparently an EvilSorcerer type, who performs miracles to fool people into following the first Beast.
** TheDarkChick: The Mother of Harlots, at least assuming she's supposed to be a person and not a metaphorically-described ''place''.
** TeamPet[=/=]SixthRangerTraitor: The [[RuleOfThree seven-headed, ten-horned]] beast the Harlot rides.

* The villains in ''[[ForgottenRealms Azure Bonds]]''
** The BigBad: 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

Lucifer's followers, ''ParadiseLost''
* TheBigBad: Lucifer/Satan
* TheDragon: Beelzebub
* TheEvilGenius: Belial
* TheBrute: Moloch
* TheDarkChick: Mammon
* SixthRangers: Sin and Death

* 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(s): [[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'':
** BigBad: [[TheAntichrist Moridin]] (who is himself TheDragon to [[GodOfEvil the Dark One]])
** TheDragon: [[FourStarBadass Demandred]]
** EvilGenius: [[ManipulativeBastard Graendal]]
** TheBrute: [[spoiler: [[EleventhHourRanger Mazrim Taim]]]]
** TheDarkChick: [[DirtyCoward Moghedien]]
** SixthRangerTraitor: [[TheStarscream Lanfear]]

* ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' has 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.

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