* ''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]]

* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''
** The BigBad - Count Olaf.
** TheDragon - The Hook-Handed Man, later Esmé 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.

* ''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.)

* 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

** Ser Gregor Clegane's Band
*** BigBad -- 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.)

** House Bolton
*** BigBad[=/=]TheEvilGenius -- Lord Roose Bolton
*** TheDragon -- Ramsay Snow
*** TheBrute -- Walton, Ramsay again
*** TheDarkChick -- 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
*** TheEvilGenius -- Jack-Be-Lucky
*** TheBrute -- Lem Lemoncloak
*** TheDarkChick -- Thoros of Myr

** House Greyjoy
*** BigBad -- Balon Greyjoy
*** TheDragon -- Asha Greyjoy
*** TheEvilGenius -- Aeron "Damphair" Greyjoy
*** TheBrute -- Victarion Greyjoy
*** TheDarkChick -- Theon Greyjoy
*** SixthRanger -- [[spoiler:Euron Greyjoy]]

** The Wildling War-leaders
*** BigBad -- 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

* ''Literature/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 ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]]''
** 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 Cöos]]
** 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/OliverTwist''
** Fagin's Gang
*** BigBad / TheEvilGenius - Fagin (as the leader of the gang, although Monks is the BigBad of the book itself)
*** TheDragon - Artful Dodger
*** TheBrute - Bill Sikes
*** TheDarkChick - Nancy (before her HeelFaceTurn)
*** SixthRangerTraitor - Oliver Twist

* ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''
** BigBad - [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]]
** DragonAscendant - [[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 Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/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.
*** BigBad: [[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''
* BigBad: [[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 ''Literature/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

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

* ''Literature/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)

* ''Literature/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

* ''Literature/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 and his dragon, Shruikan.
** TheDragon - Murtagh and his literal dragon, replacing Murtagh's father, Morzan.
** EvilGenius - The Twins
** TheBrute - Lord Barst, a NighInvulnerable [[TheJuggernaut Juggernaut]] and GeniusBruiser who is tasked with defending Uru'baen.
** DarkChick: The Ra'zac, assassins with BizzareAlienBiology who are tasked with hunting [[DragonRider Dragon Riders]].

* "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]]

* ''Literature/{{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/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, ''Literature/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.

* ''LightNovel/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

* 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:
* BigBad: 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''
* BigBad: Lucifer/Satan
* TheDragon: Beelzebub
* TheEvilGenius: Belial
* TheBrute: Moloch
* TheDarkChick: Mammon
* SixthRangers: Sin and Death, who are only their 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(s): [[spoiler: Tom Fury & Miss Foley]]

The higher-ups of the Sapphire Smuggling Syndicate in ''Literature/TheGoodTheBadAndTheMediochre''
* BigBad: 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}}''
** Slagar's gang from ''Mattimeo''
*** BigBad: 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

** Before them, there was the command cadre in ''Redwall''
*** BigBad: Cluny the Scourge, a legendary warlord
*** TheDragon: Redtooth, later Cheesethief, and then finally Darkclaw
*** TheEvilGenius: Darkclaw and Killconey
*** TheBrute: Fangburn
*** TheDarkChick: Sela

** The leaders of the Blue Horde from ''Lord Brocktree''
*** BigBad: [[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.
** BigBad: Toby Homolka, the Fallen Mage.
** TheDragon / TheBrute: The Axe-Man
** TheEvilGenius: The Surgeon
** TheDarkChick: [[spoiler: Detective Vicki Yang]]
** SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler: Juan Carlos Alba]]

* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': The Titans and Luke
** BigBad: 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".
** EvilGenius: Prometheus, the smooth talker and negotiator who can see into the future and [[IFightForTheStrongestSide sees that the Titans will win]].
** DarkChick: Krios, who is the most resentful of the others and subject to the most menial tasks.
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