Running TheEmpire is hard work. No Dark Lord, no matter how powerful and feared, can manage everything on his own and a military-style hierarchy is usually the best of delegating tasks to the various henchmen and minions. As a result, if the heroes wind up having to topple TheEmpire, they'll end up going against a StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy.

Unlike a FiveBadBand, which tends to be fought as a group, a StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy is defined by the roles they have within a larger Imperial hierarchy. Each member will be encountered individually, either with their assembled mooks or by themselves. In addition, the members rarely deal with each other unless the Emperor calls them for a joint meeting. [[EvilVersusEvil Infighting]] is common as they all attempt to assert their authority and it's not unheard-of for one boss to aid the heroes, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder only to turn on them afterward.]]

One of the hallmarks of the hierarchy is that there is often [[CoDragons no clear-cut Dragon role]], as all of the bosses answer directly to the Emperor himself. The hierarchy usually consists of:
* TheEmperor: The BigBad himself. Although he might not be an actual Emperor, he is the undisputed ruler of TheEmpire and the heroes won't reach him until very late in the game, if not the very end. His Imperial Majesty will [[OrcusOnHisThrone very rarely do much himself]], putting things in the hands of his generals and various subordinates. Is very likely to be TheChessmaster and EvilOverlord, naturally.
* The Right Hand: Commonly the Emperor's bodyguard, the Right Hand will often exist outside of the official military and police structure. While his position makes him most likely to be a clear-cut Dragon, it's also possible for him to be [[TheBrute dumb muscle]] that's sent to calm down a particularly troublesome situation. A common device is for him to [[FinalBossPreview face the heroes mid-way through]], [[HopelessBossFight sometimes winning]], and then pop up again right before the Emperor. If he is TheDragon, having [[DragonWithAnAgenda his own agenda]] or [[TheStarscream plans to take over]] will be much more likely due to his more independent nature. When TheEmperor is literally an emperor, this trope's position can be filled by the BattleButler, or [[UnholyMatrimony his]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Em]][[LadyMacbeth press]].
* The General: Leader of the Empire's military. Most likely to be portrayed sympathetically, The General could very well be a WorthyOpponent, though a GeneralRipper is also common if the setting runs on BlackAndWhiteMorality. A MookLieutenant is rare, as The General is usually portrayed as being competent, morality aside. Common for him to be TheDragon, TheBrute and TheStrategist rolled into one, though never an EvilGenius since his smarts come from his strategical and tactical abilities. In settings with more than one military branch (army, navy, air force) there can be more than one General.
* The Guard: In contrast to The General, who is in command of the field armies, The Guard is in command of a high-profile prison, fortress or other stationary strong-point. They will likely contrast with The General and be portrayed far less sympathetically, sitting back in their comfy, well-protected stronghold. Expect him to be any combination of AxCrazy, a DirtyCoward or simply incompetent. They will usually be encountered and defeated early on, to make it clear that TheEmpire is evil before the heroes encounter a more sympathetic member of the hierarchy. Often serves as a ThresholdGuardian, both literally (in the "gatekeeper" sense) and metaphorically.
* The Security Officer: Is in charge of the StateSec and its DoomTroops, stamping out internal dissent and rebellion in the Empire. Often [[TheSpymaster he is also in charge of spies]] and commandos, one of whom is likely to be the next character on this list. Often he is also The Guard or The Oddball.
* The EvilCounterpart: Whether he's a RivalTurnedEvil, SixthRangerTraitor, {{Turncoat}} or simply someone who happens to have similar powers and abilities, he's someone with similar powers and abilities as the heroes, often times creating a MirrorMatch. Could fall under any of the other slots depending on the setting, but most commonly The Right Hand or The Oddball.
* The Oddball: If The Right Hand or The Evil Counterpart don't fall under this, expect The Oddball to be a DarkChick or EvilGenius, wielding powers far different from the others, either [[EvilSorceror dark magic]] or [[MadScientist science.]] They will have their own agenda and they will be unpredictable, even for their own allies. Alternatively, they could be a mercenary or other form of lowlife hired to track down the heroes, in which case they'll employ the standard weaponry but use unconventional tactics. Either way, the emphasis is that they're connected to TheEmpire but different.
* TheManBehindTheMan: If TheEmperor really isn't the BigBad, expect this one to be. Often times TheManBehindTheMan will be allied with TheEmperor, promising dark powers and victory if TheEmpire aids him in his quest to recover an ArtifactOfDoom or unlock some SealedEvilInACan. TheManBehindTheMan is far more common if TheEmpire is shown to be in command of forces that would be outside what's considered mundane by the standards of the setting.

Compare and contrast with the FiveBadBand, StandardEvilOrganizationSquad and PowerStable.
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[[folder:Anime]]
* ''Manga/AkameGaKiru''
** TheEmperor: Emperor Makoto
** The Right Hand / TheManBehindTheMan: Prime Minister Honest
** The General: General Esdeath
** The Guard: Captain Ogre
** Security Officer: Commander-in-chief Budou
** The Oddball: The Jaegers

* ''Manga/Cyborg009'': [[TheSyndicate Black Ghost]] in the 2001 anime.
** TheEmperor: Skull.
** The Right Hand: Van Vogt, Skull's [[TheDragon second-in-command]].
** The General: Commander Farej.
** The Guard: Commander Skarr, who heads a Black Ghost factory.
** The Oddball: [[MadScientist Dr. Gaia]] and [[MadScientist Dr. Gamo Whisky]], as well as the other 00 Cyborg Assassins.
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:The Demon Statue, initially appearing to just be one of Black Ghost's superweapons, when in reality it houses three [[[BrainInAJar brains]] that are the true leaders of Black Ghost.]]

* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** The Red Ribbon Army
*** TheEmperor: Commander Red
*** The Right Hand: Staff Officer Black
*** The General: General Blue
*** The Guard: General White
*** The Oddball: Tao Pai Pai

** The Planet Trade Organization
*** TheEmperor: Lord Frieza
*** The Right Hand: Captain Ginyu
*** The General: Zarbon
*** The Guard: Dodoria
*** The Security Officer: Sorbet
*** The Oddball: Vegeta
*** TheManBehindTheMan: King Cold
** The Machine Mutants in ''Anime/DragonBallGT''
*** TheEmperor: [[EmperorScientist Dr. Myuu]]
*** The Right Hand: The Sigma Force
*** The General: General Rilldo
*** The Guard: Dolltaki and Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy
*** The Oddball: Baby
*** [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: Baby]]

* The [[EldritchAbomination D-Reaper]] from Anime/DigimonTamers
** TheEmperor: [[MotherOfAThousandYoung Mother D-Reaper]]
** The Right Hand: [[MouthOfSauron ADR-01]]
** The Guard: [[GuardianEntity ADR-09]]
** The General: [[TheBrute ADR-06]] & [[TheMothership ADR-08]]
** The Oddball: [[TooManyMouths ADR-07]]
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[MechanicalMonster Cable Reaper]]

* The villains from the first half of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
** TheEmperor/The EvilCounterpart of Simon: Lordgenome (well, more WellIntentionedExtremist than evil)
** The Right Hand/The EvilCounterpart of ''Boota'': Guame
** The General: Adiane
** The Guard: Tymilph
** The Security Officer: Cytomander
** The Oddball/The EvilCounterpart of Kamina: Viral (not really evil, only racist; eventual HeelFaceTurn)
** [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: the Anti-Spiral]] (again, a WellIntentionedExtremist)

* ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' actually subverts some of the roles, as TheEmpire is [[GrayAndGrayMorality not all that evil]]
** TheEmperor: Reinhard von Lohengramm ([[OrcusOnHisThrone who goes into battle quite frequently]])
** The Right Hand: Siegfried Kircheis ([[TheStarscream who is completely loyal]])
** The General: Wolfgang Mittermeyer and Oskar von Reuenthal
** The Oddball: Paul von Oberstein

* Britannia of ''Anime/CodeGeass''
** TheEmperor: Charles zi Britannia
** The Right Hand: Marianne vi Britannia, later Bismarck Waldstein
** The General: Schneizel el Britannia (EvilCounterpart to Lelouch)
** The Guard: Clovis la Britannia
** The Security Officer: Cornelia li Britannia
** The Oddball: Suzaku Kururugi
** TheManBehindTheMan: V.V.

* The Marines in OnePiece:
** TheEmperor: The "Five Elder Stars", the head of the World Government.
** The Right Hand: The Cipher Pol groups, which act as MIB for the World Government.
** The General: Commander-in-Chief Kong, who serves directly under the Gorousei as head of all World Government forces including the Marines (under Fleet Admiral Sengoku/[[spoiler:Sakazuki]]), Impel Down, and the Shichibukai.
** The Guard: At opposite ends of the SortingAlgorithmOfEvil lies [[AdvancingWallOfDoom Magellan]], Chief Warden of [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]] and, much earlier, StarterVillain Lieutenant Morgan.
** The Oddball: The Seven Warlords of the Sea, a bunch of very powerful Privateers. Also Vegapunk's forces.
** The EvilCounterpart (or rather, Lawful Counterpart): Various Marines and the Seven Warlords; Commodore Smoker and Tashigi, and Coby and Helmeppo to Luffy and Zoro (A Fruit-user and a swordswoman, and a ''Haki''-user and a Kukri-wielder to a Haki- ''and'' Fruit-user and a swordsman). Mihawk to Zoro.
** TheManBehindTheMan: Possibly [[MadScientist Vegapunk]], whose creations have vexed our heroes but who remains shrouded in mystery. Otherwise, the founders of the World Government, whose attempts to blot out the Void Century from history have generated a great deal of the plot.

* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': The Principality of Zeon
** TheEmperor: [[NonActionBigBad Degwin Zabi]], Sovereign of Zeon, though he leaves the running of the war effort to his eldest son, [[TheEvilPrince Gihren]]
** The Right-Hand /[[TheEvilPrince Gihren Zabi]], Commander-In-Chief of the military and ''de facto'' ruler of Zeon
** The General: Kycilia Zabi, one of Zeon's best admirals
** The Guard: [[TheBrute Dozle Zabi]], commander of Solomon Base
** The Oddball: M'Quve, Kycilia's right-hand
** [[EnigmaticMinion Char Aznable]], Zeon's ace pilot with an [[DragonWithAnAgenda agenda of his own]]

* ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'': The Titans, despite being StateSec for the Earth Federation, fit this pretty well
** TheEmperor: Jamitov Hymem, an Earth Federation Admiral and leader of the Titans
** The Right Hand: Jerid Messa, Jamitov's bodyguard and enforcer
** The General: Bask Om, Jamitov's second-in-command and field leader of the Titans
** The Guard: [[StarterVillain Jamaican Deringhan]]
** The Oddball: Paptimus Scirocco, a technician recruited by Jamitov to reinforce the Titans. [[spoiler:Eventually takes command of the Titans after killing off Jamitov.]]
** TheManBehindTheMan: The Earth Federation, whom the Titans are sub-faction of.

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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'': The Elves
** TheEmperor: The Elf King. As his title suggests, he's the leader of the elves.
** The Right Hand: Gabilan, a bounty hunter employed by the king to carry out various missions for him. Also has his own agenda to [[TheStarscream take over]].
** The General: Max Griffin
** The Guard: Luger
** The Oddball: Logi, the Elf King's personal servant. [[PunchClockVillain Not really all that evil]]. Could also swap positions with Gabilan.
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:The Voice, who is influencing both the Elf King and Max Griffin to achieve its own mysterious goals.]]

* ''ComicBook/NewGods'' : Apokolips
** TheEmperor: Darkseid
** The Right Hand: Desaad
** The General: Steppenwolf
** The Guard: Granny Goodness
** The Oddball: Kanto
** The EvilCounterpart: Kalibak

* ''ComicBook/TransformersGeneration2'': The Cybertronian Empire
** TheEmperor: [[spoiler:Liege Maximo, the very first Decepticon]]
** The Right Hand: Rook
** The General: Jhiaxus
** The Guard: Mindset
** The Oddball: [[spoiler:Starscream]]

* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'': The [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Norsefire]] Government
** TheEmperor: [[PresidentEvil Adam Susan]]
** The Right Hand / The General: The head of the [[SecretPolice Finger]], [[FrontlineGeneral Derek Almond]]. Later replaced by Peter Creedy.
** The Guard: [[MilesGloriosus Lewis Prothero]], the commander of the Larkhill concentration camp prior to becoming a radio personality.
** Security Officer: [[PunchClockVillain Conrad Heyer]], head of the [[BigBrotherIsWatching Eye]].
** The Oddball: Roger Dascombe, head of [[PropagandaMachine the Mouth]].
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* [[http://fanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/Hottie_3:_The_Best_Fan_Fic_in_the_World Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World]]
** TheEmperor: Emperor Vakudos. Later replaced by his daughter, Princess Lotora
** The Right Hand: Juicer
** The General: Carmen St. Cloud
** The Oddball: Dr. Madmind
** EvilCounterpart: [[RobotAndMonster Lucy]]

* ''FanFic/TheFallOfTheFireEmpire''
** TheEmperor: [[TheCaligula Dragon Empress Azula]]
** The Right Hand: [[DarkActionGirl The Mistress of the Chosen]]
** The General: [[NobleDemon High General Xia]]
** The Guard: [[SmugSnake High Admiral Yuan]]
** The Oddball: [[TheSpymaster High Minister Qing Xi]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* ''StarWars'', the original trilogy's empire
** TheEmperor: Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious
** The Right Hand/The EvilCounterpart: Darth Vader
** The Guard: Grand Moff Tarkin
** The General: Admiral Piett
** The Oddball: Boba Fett

* ''Franchise/StarWars'', the prequel trilogy's Separatists
** TheEmperor: Darth Sidious
** The Right Hand/The EvilCounterpart: Count Dooku, who publicly plays TheEmperor's part.
** The General: General Grievous
** The Guard: Poggle the Lesser. Viceroy Nute Gunray, as the [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] StarterVillain, might fit in a larger scale.
** The Oddball: Jango Fett

** ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]]'''s Trade Federation
*** TheEmperor: Viceroy Nute Gunray
*** The Right Hand: Rune Haako
*** The General: OOM-9
*** The Guard: Daultay Dofine
*** The Oddball/The EvilCounterpart: Darth Maul
*** TheManBehindTheMan: Darth Sidious

* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': The East India Trading Company, while a business, has many traits of an empire, including the hierarchy:
** TheEmperor: Lord Cutler Beckett
** The Right Hand: Davy Jones
** The Guard: Agent Mercer
** The General: Admiral James Norrington
** The Oddball: Sao Feng
** Interestingly lacks the Evil Counterpart, as [[AntiHero Jack Sparrow's]] Evil Counterpart is Barbossa, who's actually [[EnemyMine allied]] with him in opposing the EITC.

* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' Sunnyside Daycare
** TheEmperor: Lotso
** The Right Hand: Big Baby
** The General: Ken
** The Guard: The Monkey
** The Oddball: [[spoiler: Buzz Lightyear]]

* ''Film/TronLegacy''
** TheEmperor / The General / EvilCounterpart - Clu
** The Right Hand - Rinzler
** The Guard - Jarvis
** The Oddball - [[spoiler: Castor]]

* ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'': SPECTRE's Japanese branch.
** TheEmperor: [[DiabolicalMastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld]]
** The Right Hand: [[TheDragon Hans]]
** The Guard: [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Osato]]
** The Oddball: [[TheDarkChick Helga Brandt]]
** TheManBehindTheMan: RedChina (Strongly implied.)

* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'':
** TheEmperor: Sauron
** The Right Hand: The Witch-King
** The Guard: The Mouth Of Sauron
** The General: Gothmog
** The Oddball / EvilCounterpart: Saruman

* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'':
** TheEmperor: Immortan Joe
** The Right Hand: Rictus Erectus
** The General: The Prime Imperator
** The Guard: The Bullet Farmer and the People Eater
** The Oddball: The Coma Doof Warrior

* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'': The First Order
** TheEmperor: Supreme Leader Snoke
** The Right Hand: Kylo Ren
** The General: General Hux
** The Oddball: Captain Phasma
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[[folder:Literature]]
* LordOfTheRings:
** TheEmperor: Sauron
** The Right Hand: The MouthOfSauron
** The General: The Witch-King
** The Guard: Saruman (though he thinks himself Sauron's equal and seeks to overthrow him)
** The Oddball: Shelob

* Literature/TheSilmarillion:
** TheEmperor: Morgoth, also EvilCounterpart to Manwë
** The Right Hand: Glaurung, [[TheDragon a literal Dragon]]
** The General: Gothmog, leader of the Balrogs
** The Guard: Sauron, Saruman being the same position for Sauron later is intentional
** The Oddball: Ungoliant, ancestor of Shelob
** EvilCounterpart: Carcharoth to Haun (But one could argue all Tolkien villains are evil Counterparts to someone)

* Literature/MasksOfAygrima:
** The Emperor: The Autarch
** The Right Hand: Shrela, the Mistress of magic, the Autarch's most powerful magic using subject.
** The Guard: The Warden of the Magic Mine.
** The General: Stank The Guardian of Security, who is in charge of all watchers.
** The Oddball: The Palace Healer, The Master Masker, and the Master Maskmaker.

* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}''
** TheEmperor: The Yeerk emperor
** The Right Hand: Visser One (though Visser Three fit in to a point as well even before becoming Visser One formally)later Visser Three.
** The General: Visser Three, though a rather non-sympathetic variant.
** The Evil Counterpart: David, briefly.
** The Oddball: Taylor, in two books at least.

* Literature/BelisariusSeries
** TheEmperor: Skandagupta
** The Right Hand: Venandakatra the Vile
** The Guard: Possibly Nanda Lal
** The General: Damodara and Rana Sanga
** TheManBehindTheMan: Link
** The Oddball: Narses

* Literature/TheElenium
** TheEmperor: [[GodOfEvil Azash]]
** The Right Hand: Emperor Otha
** The Guard: Primate Annias
** The General / The EvilCounterpart: Martel
** The Odball: Princess Arissa and Prince Lycheas

* Literature/TheBelgariad: Angarak Kingdoms
** TheEmperor: [[GodEmperor Torak]]
** The Right Hand/The Guard: [[EvilSorcerer Ctuchik]]
** The General: Split between [[TheStoic Zakath]] and [[AxCrazy Taur Urgas]]
** The EvilCounterpart/The Oddball: [[JerkassWoobie Zedar]]
** TheManBehindTheMan: The Dark Prophecy (or rather, the cosmic entity represented by aforementioned Prophecy)

* ''Literature/JohnDevil'' (1862) by Creator/PaulFeval. [[DiabolicalMastermind Henri Belcamp]] intends to create an Empire
** TheEmperor: [[TheChessmaster Henri Belcamp]] (EvilCounterpart to [[GreatDetective Temple]])
** The Right Hand: Sarah O'Neil
** The General: Robert Surisy
** The Oddball: Ned Knob, who is his go between with [[TheSyndicate London's Criminal Underworld]]
** ManBehindTheMan: UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte who he intends to free from St. Helena, but Henri's no mere Puppet.

* ''Literature/TheWheelOftime'': The Shadow as of the Last Battle
** TheEmperor: [[GodOfEvil The Dark One]]
** The Right Hand: [[TheAntiChrist Moridin]]
** The General: [[FourStarBadass Demandred]]
** The Guard: [[TheResenter Mazrim Taim]]
** EvilCounterpart: [[ProfessionalKiller Slayer]] for Perrin. All of the above characters also pull double-duty as someone's EvilCounterpart: the Dark One for the Creator, Moridin for Rand, Demandred for Mat, and Taim for Egwene ''and'' Logain.
** The Oddball: [[MouthOfSauron Shaidar Haran]] and [[TheStarscream Lanfear]], albeit for vastly different reasons [[note]]Shaidar is the Dark One's avatar and a unique being within the world of the series, but his ability to directly affect those who aren't already loyal to the Shadow is limited enough to keep him away from the front lines; Lanfear is nominally affiliated with the Shadow, but in practice spends more time playing both sides off each other for her own gain than actually advancing the Shadow's cause. [[/note]]
** Of course, considering how vast WOT's [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters cast]] is, even for just one faction, there are lots of other minions of the Shadow who don't fit into this configuration due to either being less important or simply focusing more on undermining the Dark One's enemies than leading the Shadow's forces.

* ''Literature/NewJediOrder'': The Yuuzhan Vong, circa ''[[GrandFinale The Unifying Force]]''
** TheEmperor: [[spoiler: Onimi]][[note]] By virtue of controlling Shimrra totally via the Force; basically TheManBehindTheMan taken to such extremes that he's Emperor by proxy [[/note]]
** The Right Hand: [[spoiler: Shimrra]] [[note]] Though officially Supreme Overlord of the Yuuzhan Vong, in practice he's eventually revealed as mouthpiece and enforcer of Onimi [[/note]]
** The General: Nas Choka
** The Guard: High Prefect Drathul and High Priest Jakan
** The Oddball: Nom Anor
** The Evil Counterpart: The [[PraetorianGuard Slayers]] collectively, to the Jedi.

* ''Literature/TheSundering''
** TheEmperor: Satoris
** General: Tanaros Caveros
** Guard: Vorax
** Oddball: Ushahin

* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''

** Joffrey's regime in A Clash of Kings:
*** The Emperor: Joffrey Baratheon
*** The Right Hand: Sandor "the Hound" Clegane
*** The General: Tyrion Lannister
*** The Guard: Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane at Harrenhall
*** The Security Officer: Varys
*** The Oddball: Vargo Hoat
*** The Man Behind the Man: Tywin Lannister

* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
** Voldemort's Inner Circle Death Eaters
*** The Emperor: Lord Voldemort. The Dark Wizard who wants to take over Britain, gain more power and immortality, and kill Harry Potter once and for all.
*** The Right Hand: Bellatrix Lestrange. Chief enforcer of the Death Eaters, whom Voldemort does value over the others for her devotion, cruelty, and power, even entrusting her with his [[SoulJar Horcrux]]. Before Bellatrix's release, there was Voldemort's most competent and faithful Death Eater, [[spoiler: Barty Crouch Jr.]], who was instrumental in the success of Voldemort's rebirth.
*** The General: Severus Snape. Voldemort's official second in command, even over his favorite Bellatrix. Snape is entrusted to lead missions Voldemort wouldn't trust to anyone else, and after orchestrating [[spoiler: Dumbledore's death]], he makes Snape headmaster of Hogwarts, in order to supply a new generation of followers in Voldemort's army. [[spoiler: Although he was on Dumbledore's side all along]]
*** The Guard: Lucius Malfoy. The first Death Eater that gives Harry Potter trouble throughout the stories, and was initially Voldemort's number two before a disgraceful defeat. His only role after that is to provide a hideout for Voldemort, and keep watch over prisoners.
*** The Security Officer: Corban Yaxley. A Death Eater who helped Voldemort overthrow the Ministry Of Magic, and controls a puppet Minister to impose Voldemort's new regime. Yaxley's role was using the Ministry to purge the wizarding population of muggleborns, and hunt down Voldemort's enemies.
*** The Oddball: Fenrir Greyback. A vicious werewolf who acts as a mercenary to Voldemort's Death Eaters, and leads a gang of mercs. Wormtail is a cowardly turncoat who, despite also being responsible for Voldemort's return, is given very menial tasks, and is treated like garbage by everyone.
*** The Evil Counterpart: Draco Malfoy, towards Harry Potter. A slytherin student who was made a Death Eater, but ultimately nowhere near as evil as his older comrades.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The Gorma Tribe in ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger''.
** TheEmperor: Gorma Emperor XV
** The Right Hand: The Four Deva Kings
** The General: The Gorma Triumvirate
** The Guard: Archbishop Saw
** The Security Officer: General Tenpou
** The EvilCounterpart: Akomaru
** The Oddball: The Three Gorma Stooges
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Lieutenant Colonel Shadam]]

* The Gaiark in ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger''
** TheEmperor: Crime Minister Yogoshimacritein. While not the true leader of the Gaiark, he's the highest ranked and most powerful member seen in the TV series.
** The Right Hand: Chirakasonne, Yogoshimacritein's right hand man
** The General: Cleaning Minister Kireizky
** The Guard: Earth Pollution Minister Yogostein, Water Pollution Minister Kegalesia and Air Pollution Minister Kitaneidas, the three Gaiark ministers heading the invasion of Earth. Unlike most examples, they are actually rather sympathetic.
** The Oddball: Hiramechimedes, Yogostein's right hand who acts as TheStrategist for the three ministers.
** TheManBehindTheMan: Pollution President Batcheed, the actual leader of the Gaiark, though he's absent for the TV series, only being mentioned in the final episode before appearing in TheMovie.

* The Zangyack Space Empire invasion force in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''.
** TheEmperor: Warz Gill for now, though technically he's the son of the actual Emperor
** The Right Hand: Barizorg
** The General: Damaras
** The Oddball: Insarn
** The Evil Counterpart: Basco

* [[GalacticConqueror Space Shogunate Jark Matter]], while their hierarchy has yet to be fully shown, appear to fill this pretty well in ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger''
** TheEmperor: Don Armage, the ruler of the entire Shogunate.
** The Right Hand: Scorpio, Jark Matter's top assassin who appears to answer only to Armage
** The Guard: Eridoron, the Karo in charge of the Sagittarius System
** The Oddball: Ikagen and Madako, two assassins with the rank of Karo sent to eliminate the Kyurangers

* Dai-Shocker in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade''
** TheEmperor: The Great Leader of Dai-Shocker aka [[spoiler:Tsukasa Kadoya]]. [[spoiler:Later Shadow Moon when he usurps control in All Riders Vs Dai-Shocker.]]
** The Right Hand: Shadow Moon/Nobuhiko Tsukikage in ''[[Film/KamenRiderDecadeAllRidersVsDaiShocker All Riders Vs Dai-Shocker]]''. [[spoiler:Sayo Kadoya / [[Series/KamenRiderBlack High Priestess Bishium]] fills this role when Shadow Moon takes command of the organization.]]
** The General/Security Officer: Apollo Geist
** The Guard: Ten Faced Demon Llumu Qhimil
** The Oddball: Schwarian

* The Overlord Inves in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''
** TheEmperor: Rosyuo, the Man of the Beginning and ruler of the Overlord Inves
** The Right Hand: DJ Sagara, acting as something of an adviser to Rosyuo
** The General: Redyue, the Overlord in charge of the invasion of Earth
** The Guard: Demushu, who leads the initial incursion on Zawame City
** The Oddball: [[spoiler:Mitsuzane Kureshima, by virtue of being a human allied with the Overlords.]]
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[GeniusLoci Helheim]] [[EldritchLocation Forest]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId''
** TheEmperor: King of Id
** The Right Hand: Duke
** The General: Rodney
** The Guard: Turnkey
** The Oddball: Wizard
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Interestingly, despite being the protagonists of the TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 setting, the central figures of the Imperium of Man during the days of the Great Crusade mostly fit into this mold. Of course, [[BlackAndGreyMorality the xenophobic and totalitarian Imperium of Man would be considered villains by most objective measures of the term]].
** TheEmperor: [[CaptainObvious The Emperor of Mankind]].
** The Right Hand: [[TheGoodChancellor Malcador the Sigillite]] and [[PraetorianGuard Constantin Valdor]] both fit this role. Being the Emperor's closest confidants and the closest he had to friends.
** The General: The Primarchs in general fill this role, but Horus especially in his role as Warmaster. At least before [[Literature/HorusHeresy he got his heresy on]].
** The Security Officer: Leman Russ in his role as "The Emperor's Executioner". Malcador, being the founder of the Inquisition and the first Grand Master of Assassins also fits this.
** The Oddball: [[MysteriousPast Alpharius]]/[[ComplexityAddiction Omegon]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Government of Rapture, in ''VideoGame/BioShock1''
** TheEmperor: Andrew Ryan
** The Right Hand: Bill [=McDonagh=]
** The General: Sulivan (technically, Rapture doesn't have an army, but Sullivan heads its security police)
** The Guard: Augustus Sinclair (Owner and manager of Persephone Detention Facility)
** The Oddball: [[MadArtist Sander Cohen]]
** TheManBehindTheMan: Frank Fontaine, AKA [[spoiler: Atlas]]

* The Rapture Family, in ''VideoGame/BioShock2''
** TheEmperor: Sofia Lamb
** The Right Hand: Eleanor Lamb (or at least, a Right Hand in training)
** The General: Father Simon Wales
** The Guard: Grace Holloway
** The EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler: Augustus Sinclair- after his unwilling conversion into an Alpha Series Big Baddy]]
** The Oddball: Dr Gilbert Alexander

* ''House of the Dead 2''
** TheEmperor - The Emperor
** The Right Hand - The Magician
** The General - The Hierophant
** The Guard - Judgement & Strength
** The Oddball - The Tower
** TheManBehindTheMonsters - Goldman

* ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''
** TheEmperor: Darth Malak
** The Right Hand: Darth Bandon
** The General: Saul Karath
** The EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler: Bastilla]]
** The Oddball: Calo Nord
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic The Sith Emperor]]]]

* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'' has one for the first disc
** TheEmperor: Doel, the DiscOneFinalBoss
** The Right Hand: Kongol
** The General: The nameless Sandora Commander
** The Guard: Fruegal
** The EvilCounterpart: Greham
** TheManBehindTheMan: Lloyd, who himself is TheDragon for Emperor Diaz

* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce''
** TheEmperor: Ramladu
** The Right Hand: Kane
** The General: Elliot
** The Guard: Balbazak
** The Oddball: Mishaela
** TheManBehindTheMan: Darksol

* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'':
** TheEmperor: Prince Maximillian
** The Right Hand: Selvaria Bles
** The General: Berthold Gregor
** The Guard: Giorgios Geld
** The EvilCounterpart: The Enemy Aces
** The Oddball: Radi Jaeger

* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII'': [[HeroOfAnotherStory Same as the above]], plus a few new characters.
** The EvilCounterpart: Adds Zig and [[spoiler:Gusurg]] into the list.
** The Oddball: Adds Dahau into the list.

* Loghain's regime from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
** TheEmperor: Loghain Mac Tir
** The Right Hand: He's too paranoid to have one.
** The General: Ser Cauthrien
** The Guard: Arl Rendon Howe
** The Oddball: Uldred

* The Elder One's Venatori from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
** TheEmperor: [[EvilSorcerer Corypheus]]
** The Right Hand: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent The Red Lyrium Dragon]]
** The General: Samson or Calpernia
** The Guard: Nightmare, Alexius, and Erimond
** The Security Officer: Envy Demon
** The Oddball: [[AristocratsAreEvil Grand Duchess Florianne]], Imshael
** The Man Behind the Man: Inadvertently, [[spoiler: Solas]]

* The Almenga Empire from ''VideoGame/ExitFate''
** TheEmperor: Siegfried
** The Right Hand: Brunhild
** The General: Gudrun
** The Guard: Ash
** The EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:Leonius]]
** The Oddball: [[spoiler:Trevor and Sick]]

* TheEmpire from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''
** TheEmperor: Emperor Gestahl
** The Right Hand/The Guard: Kefka
** The General: Leo
** The EvilCounterpart: Celes (though more of a CapuletCounterpart than an evil one)
** The Oddball: Ultros

* The Kingdom of Alexandria from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''
** TheEmperor: Queen Brahne
** The Right Hand: Kuja
** The General: Beatrix
** The Guard: Steiner
** The EvilCounterpart: The Black Waltz
** The Oddballs / Security Officers: Zorn and Thorn
** TheManBehindTheMan: Garland

* The Archadian Empire from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''
** TheEmperor: Vayne
** The Right Hand: Cid (also doubles at the Oddball)
** The General: Zargabaath
** The Guard: Bergan, Ghis
** The EvilCounterpart: Gabranth
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Venat]]

* The Empire of Niflheim from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''
** TheEmperor: Iedolas Aldercapt
** The Right Hand[=/=]TheManBehindTheMan: Ardyn Izunia
** The General: Glauca
** The Guard: Caligo Ulldor, Loqi Tummelt
** The EvilCounterpart: Ravus Nox Fleuret
** The Oddballs: Verstael Besithia, Aranea Highwind

* Los Illuminados from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''
** TheEmperor: Osmund Saddler
** The Right Hand/The EvilCounterpart/The Oddball: Jack Krauser
** The Guard: Ramon Salazar
** The General: Bitores Mendez

* The Subspace Army from the ''VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary'' story mode in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''
** TheEmperor: [[spoiler:Tabuu]]
** The Right Hand: [[spoiler:Master Hand, who is used by Tabuu as a DecoyLeader for the army]]
** The General: Ganondorf and Bowser
** The Guard: The Ancient Minister
** The Oddball: Wario

* Cerberus from ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** TheEmperor: The Illusive Man
** The Right Hand: Miranda Lawson (''VideoGame/MassEffect2''), Kai Leng (''VideoGame/MassEffect3'')
** The General: Oleg Petrovsky
** The Guard: Eva Core
** The EvilCounterpart: Kai Leng
** The Oddball: Dr Gavin Archer (''VideoGame/MassEffect2''), Henry Lawson (''VideoGame/MassEffect3'')
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: the Reapers]]

* The Covenant from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' universe
** {{The Emperor}}: The High Prophets (especially the High Prophet of Truth)
** The Right Hand: The Arbiter, or whomever is filling the position at the time. Ripa 'Moramee is the Arbiter during the events of ''VideoGame/{{Halo Wars}}'' and Thel 'Vadamee gets bestowed the position in ''VideoGame/Halo2''
** The General: [[TheBrute Tartarus]], chieftain of the Brutes. Supreme Commander Thel 'Vadamee as well, prior to his promotion to Arbiter.
** The Guard: The unnamed Elite Field Marshal in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''
** The {{Evil Counterpart}}: Tartarus to [[spoiler:Thel 'Vadam post-HeelFaceTurn]]
** The Oddball: 343 Guilty Spark

* The Covenant remnant from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' has a new leadership
** {{The Emperor}}: The Ur-Didact
** The Right Hand: Jul 'Mdama
** The General: Gek 'Lhar
** The Guard: Parg 'Vol
** The Oddball: Dr Catherine Elizabeth Halsey

* [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Desperado Enforcement LLC]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''
** The Emperor: [[spoiler:[[DarkMessiah Senator Steven Armstrong]]]]
** The Right Hands: [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad The Winds of Destruction]] ([[DarkActionGirl Mistral]], [[WarriorPoet Monsoon]], & [[TheBrute Sundowner]])
** The General: [[LargeAndInCharge Sundowner]]
** The Guard : [[MechanicalMonster Metal Gear Ray]], [[DoomedByCanon Khamsin]]
** The Oddball: [[BloodKnight Jetstream Sam]] & the [[MadDoctor Desperado Scientist]]

* [[TheHorde Caesar's Legion]] from ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''
** TheEmperor: Caesar
** The Right Hand: Lucius
** The General: Legate Lanius
** The Guard: Aurelius of Phoenix, Dead Sea
** The Oddball and The Security Officer: Vulpes Inculta

* The Cipher Syndicate from ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum''
** TheEmperor: Nascour
** The Right Hand: [[spoiler:Gonzap]]
** The General: Dakim
** The Guard: Venus/Ein
** The {{Evil Counterpart}}: Skrub/Fein
** The Oddball: Miror B
** {{The Man Behind the Man}}: [[spoiler:Evice]]

* The Cipher Syndicate from ''VideoGame/PokemonXD''
** TheEmperor: Master Greevil, the true leader of Cipher.
** The Right Hands: [[spoiler: Ardos and Eldes]], the two bodyguards for Master Greevil.
** The General: [[spoiler: Evice]], as it turns out, functioned as this, leading Ciphers Orre branch in the previous game.
** The Guards: Lovrina and Gorigan, two cipher admins in charge of Ciphers Shadow Pokemon facilities.
** The Security Officer: Snattle, an admin who led an attack on Pyrite town's ONBS news station and Phenac city.
** The Oddball: [=XD001=], the [[spoiler: Shadow Lugia]] that acts as the flagship Shadow Pokemon of Cipher.

* The main villains of ''VideoGame/LegendOfLegaia'':
** TheEmperor[[labelnote:*]]The EvilPrince, though all but a SelfMadeOrphan[[/labelnote]]: [[spoiler:Cort]]
** The Right Hand: Jette
** The General / The Guard: Zeto and Dohati both play a mixture of both roles
** The Oddball: Zora
** The EvilCounterpart / RivalTurnedEvil: Songi

* House Godwin from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'':
** TheEmperor: Gizel Godwin (Lymsleia is a puppet queen who actually supports the rebels)
** The Right Hand: Dolph
** The General: Bahram Luger, Dilber Novum
** The Guard: Zahhak, Alenia, Childerich
** The Oddball: Miakis, Galleon [[spoiler: later Sialeeds.]]
** TheManBehindTheMan: Marscal Godwin, though he doesn't mind letting his son Gizel run the show.
** The EvilCounterpart: Almost everyone: Gizel is the Prince's, Dolph is Lyon's, Bahram Luger is Raja's, Dilber Novum is Boz Wilde's, Zahhak is Kyle's, Alenia is Miakis'.

* The Founders in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''
** TheEmperor: Zachary Hale Comstock
** The Right Hand: Elizabeth Comstock
** The General: Cornelius Slate
** The Guard: The Songbird
** The EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler: Zachary Hale Comstock]]
** The Oddball: Jeremiah Fink
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Robert and Rosalind Lutece]]

* The original Outworld Army from ''Franchise/MortalKombat''
** The Emperor: Shao Kahn, an otherworldly ruler who wants Earth.
** The Right Hand: [[KungFuWizard Shang Tsung]], Kahn's chief sorcerer who [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem unfairly]] runs the MK tournament.
** The General: Goro [[WarriorPrince governs and leads]] Kahn's strongest army, the [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Shokan]].
** The Guard: [[{{Beastess}} Sheeva]], a female Shokan, is Kahn's head jailer.
** The Security Officer: [[TheBerserker Baraka]] leads Shao Kahn's shock troops, the Tarkata.
** The Evil Counterpart: [[{{Cyborg}} Kano]], Kahn's weapons dealer. He's human, like the heroes, and favors tech over magic.
** The Oddball: [[DarkActionGirl Mileena]] is Kahn's assassin, a LiteralManeater with [[ButterFace issues]].

* The Sith Empire from ''Franchise/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''
** TheEmperor: The Dark Council. While the Sith Emperor is the true ruler of the Empire, the Dark Council serves as its legislative branch, and holds the day-to-day task of governing the Empire.
** The Right Hand: The Emperor's Wrath.
** The General: Several. Darth Decimus is the head of the Sphere of Military Strategy, Darth Baras is the head of the Sphere of Military Offense, and Darth Malgus is the commander of the Imperial Military. There's also General Arkos Rakton, one of the Empire's greatest strategists and military commanders.
** The Guard: Darth Angral, who is in charge of the Desolator superweapon and the main foe of the first chapter of the Jedi Knight storyline.
** Security Officer: Darth Jadus, head of the Sphere of Imperial Intelligence.
** The Oddball: Mandalore the Vindicated, the original Havoc Squad that defected to the Empire, and the Dread Masters.
** EvilCounterpart: The Dark Council to the Jedi Council, Darth Malgus to Satele Shan, The Sith Warrior to the Jedi Knight, the Imperial Agent to the Republic Trooper, and the Bounty Hunter to the Smuggler.
** TheManBehindTheMan: The Sith Emperor, the true leader of the Empire and the one who a majority of the game's plot can be traced back to.

* The Eternal Empire from the ''Knights Of The Fallen Empire/Eternal Throne'' expansions.
** TheEmperor: Valkorion aka [[spoiler:Vitiate/The Sith Emperor]]. [[spoiler:He is later usurped by his son Arcann.]]
** The Right Hand: Arcann. [[spoiler:At least until he usurps his father. After Vaylin takes over, SCORPIO serves this role.]]
** The General: Vaylin, leader of the Knights of Zakuul [[spoiler:who later takes over as The Empress]].
** EvilCounterpart: The Knights of Zakuul, who are the Eternal Empire's equivalent to the Jedi Knights and Sith Lords.

* In VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}, there's Kyros' empire, and possibly [[VillainProtagonist the player's own realm]].
** TheEmperor: Kyros. Utterly ShroudedInMyth, [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen they are never seen]], and even their [[AmbiguousGender gender]] is unknown, but Sirin can confirm they exist, and the game's events clearly prove they are possessed of ''incredible'' magical power. The [[PlayerCharacter Fatebinder]], naturally, holds the same role if they rebel against Kyros.
** The Right Hand: Tunon, the Archon of Law, is the eldest of Kyros' servants and executes their law ruthlessly and impartially. [[spoiler:They may also [[HazyFeelTurn become this to the Fatebinder instead]], if convinced that the Fatebinder understands Law better than Kyros. [[TokenGoodTeammate Eb]] can also take on this role if she's loyal.]]
** The General: Two of them, [[WeAreStrugglingTogether ever-bickering and barely able to stand one another]]. General Graven Ashe, Archon of War, is leader of the most EliteMooks of Kyros' army. The Voices of Nerat, Archon of Secrets, leads the [[TheHorde raving hordes]] of the Scarlet Chorus. [[spoiler:One of them may potentially serve as this to the Fatebinder as well. And if Verse is loyal enough, she'll form her own army/mercenary band and frequently serve the Fatebinder's conquests.]]
** The Guard: The Fatebinder themself, the clearest and most direct distributor of Kyros' law, is this for Kyros, and regarded as such by the rebels they are sent to dispatch. Until they start to get their own ideas, that is.
** Security Officer: Bleden Mark personally dispatches potential threats to Kyros' realm before they can become a threat. Usually before they're ever heard of. [[spoiler:He may be convinced to [[HazyFeelTurn serve the Fatebinder in the same capacity]].]]
** The Oddball: Sirin, Archon of Song, though her title is a formality and she's mostly deployed as a PersonOfMassDestruction. When the Fatebinder revolts and starts their own realm, [[RagtagBandOfMisfits most of the rest of the party qualifies]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:{{Webcomics}}]]
* Nightmare Enterprises in ''Webcomic/ChillysDreamland''
** TheEmperor: [[UltimateEvil Nightmare]]
** The Right Hand: [[MadScientist Butterfingers]]
** The General: [[{{Ninja}} Biospark]]
** The Guard: [[InsaneAdmiral Capsule]] [[BadBoss J]], head of the Rock Star P.O.W. camp
** The Security Officer: Simirror
** The EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:[[EvilTwin Snowcrimson]]]]
** The Oddball: [[PersonOfMassDestruction Lightning Molly]]
** TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:Nothing Twice / 02]]

* The Souballo Empire in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'':
** TheEmperor: Brian Souballo, [[TheArchmage arch-wizard]] and {{Magitek}} [[EmperorScientist researcher]] extraordinaire.
** [[UnholyMatrimony Co-emperor]]: Angelo Souballo, Brian's husband, master of [[ReligionIsMagic divine]] and arcane magic, founder of the CultOfPersonality[=/=]PathOfInspiration Angelo's Kids, which is ''totally not an Imperial hit squad of course,'' and collector of souls. [[AmbiguouslyHuman Possibly a monster.]]
** The Right Hand: Janice Jamison, head of magical research, grudging master tactician, high-level wizard, and [[EvilOldFolks mean old crone]].
*** Also, Paula Meng, cleric of Law, administrator of a clone training facility, and current aide-de-camp to Angelo. One of the very few who might know what he really ''is'', which [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness doesn't look good]] for Janice.
** The General: Bruce Moriatos, Blackguard of Tyranny, head of melee combat and training, [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes devoted family man]], and deliverer of shortbread.
** The Guard: Martin Galespy, wizard, director of magical training and augmentation, and [[ForScience amoral]] [[ArtificialHuman vat-grown]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]].
** The EvilCounterpart: Umbria, formerly the fiendish assassin Zaedalkaah, reformed into a MirrorSelf of protagonist Julie by a powerful curse, now employed as a bard and combat trainer.
** The Oddball: Exillon, floating [[TheUnintelligible beeping]] LivingPolyhedron, private consultant to the Souballos for reasons unknown.

* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Team Evil
*** TheEmperor: Xykon
*** The Right Hand/The General: Red Cloak
*** The Security Officer: [[spoiler:Tsukiko. Also one of Haley's many EvilCounterparts.]]
*** The Oddball: The Monster in the Darkness
*** The EvilCounterpart: The Linear Guild to the Order, [[spoiler:though they only work for Xykon briefly in the first arc.]]

** Empire of Blood
*** TheEmperor: Empress of Blood
*** The General: Tarquin
*** The Guard: Malack
*** The Security Officer: [=KilKil=]
*** TheManBehindTheMan: The Vector Legion [[spoiler: which includes Tarquin and Malack, but not the Empress]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:WebOriginal]]

* The Antagonists in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee''
** TheEmperor/ TheManBehindTheMan: The Executor
** The Right Hand: Darth Snob
** The General: General Zodd and General Ferdinand von Turrell
** The Guard: Lame R. Prick
** The EvilCounterpart: Most of them counts: Turrell (to The Nostalgia Critic), The Executor (to Oancitizen), Darth Snob (to Luke Mochrie), Mechakara (to Linkara), Seven-of-Eleven (to Obscurus Lupa), and Ma-Ti (to Film Brain)
** The Oddball: Mechakara

* The [[WesternTerrorists White Fang]] in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''
** TheEmperor: Sienna Khan, the leader of the White Fang overall. So far though, Sienna has only been mentioned and has yet to make a physical appearance.
** The Right Hand: Fennec and Corsac Albain, who appear to act as messengers for the White Fang's leadership.
** The General: Adam Taurus, a high-ranking member of the organization who heads its sect in Vale.
** The Guard: The unnamed White Fang Lieutenant, who appears early on and heads a White Fang compound with Roman Torchwick.
** The Oddball: Roman Torchwick, a human criminal allied with the group.
** TheManBehindTheMan: Cinder Fall, another human allied with the group who appears to be using them for her own ends. [[spoiler:And, by extension, Cinder's master Salem.]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* The Fire Nation in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
** TheEmperor: Fire Lord Ozai
** The Right Hand: Princess Azula
** The General: Zhao
** The Guard: Boiling Rock's warden
** The EvilCounterpart: Prince Zuko
** The Oddball: Mai and Ty Lee

* Darth Maul's Shadow Collective, though an underworld empire, fits this better than FiveBadBand.
** TheEmperor: Darth Maul. At least until his power reveals his location to [[BiggerBad Sidious...]]
** The Right Hand: Savage Oppress
** The General: Pre Vizsla. Ends up trying to assert [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness himself as the leader.]] [[EliteMook A silent grunt takes his place.]]
** The Guard: Almec.
** The Oddball: Bo-Katan Kryze.

* The Irken Empire in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''
** TheEmperor: The Almighty Tallests, the rulers of the empire whose position was given to them because they were the tallest
** The Right Hand: The Control Brains, who handle judiciary matters, as well as evaluate who gets to be Invaders. Their decisions even have to be accepted by the Tallests, making them the [[TheManBehindTheMan true rulers of the empire]].
** The General: The Tallests again, as they appear to be in charge of the empire's military and are the ones who send Invaders to conquer planets
** The Guard: Sizz-Lorr, who runs a restaurant on the planet Foodcourtia
** The Oddball: The titular Invader Zim

* The Toad Empire in ''WesternAnimation/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars''
** TheEmperor: [[AIIsACrapshoot KOMPLEX]]
** The Right Hand: [[HollywoodCyborg Toadborg]]
** The General: Toad Air Marshall
** The Oddball: Al Negator

* The Neosapien Commonwealth in ''WesternAnimation/{{Exosquad}}'':
** The Emperor: Phaeton, being an obvious Hitler expy
** The Right Hand: Livia, Phaeton's most trusted general and advisor always at his side, almost bordering on GirlFriday and UnholyMatrimony[[note]](too bad all Neosapiens are completely asexual despite having distinct sexual characteristics)[[/note]]
** The General: Shiva, the most brilliant and loyal Neosapien general, who is also the only top-rank presented as a WorthyOpponent to the Terrans
** The Guards: Draconis and Typhonus, governor-generals of the Neosapien-occupied Venus and Mars, respectively, noted for their cruelty and repeated treachery attempts
** The Security Officer: Livanus, the OneEpisodeWonder chief of security on the Neosapien-occupied Earth who uses his telepathy to track LaResistance members
** The Evil Counterparts: Thrax, a Neosapien AcePilot frequently pitted against Able Squad's own hotshot ace, Kaz Takagi; also, Amanda Connor, a Terran collaborationist in charge of Neosapien propaganda and the RebelLeader Sean Napier's ex-wife
** The Oddballs: Xenobius and Praetorius, the Neosapien {{Mad Scientist}}s, the latter of which additionally genetically engineered the EvilGenius race of Neo Megas, who also serve as Oddballs within Phaeton's regime

* COBRA in ''Franchise/GIJoe''
** TheEmperor: Cobra Commander
** The Right Hand: Storm Shadow, a ninja who specializes in assassinations and Cobra Commander's bodyguard, and Destro, COBRA's weapons dealer who also acts as TheDragon to Cobra Commander
** The General: Major Bludd, head of COBRA's Infantry Deployment
** Security Officer: The Baroness, head of COBRA's intelligence and espionage
** The Oddball: Dr. Mindbender, COBRA's top scientist, Tomax and Xamot, head of COBRA's economic affairs and the Crimson Guard, [[MasterOfDisguise Zartan]], a shapeshifter who leads the Dreadnoks and Firefly, who is contracted by Cobra Commander to perform sabotage missions.
** TheManBehindTheMan: Golobulos and the Cobra-La, at least in the [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie movie]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
* UsefulNotes/NaziGermany
** TheEmperor: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler
** The Right Hand: Josef Goebbels
** The General: Herman Goering, Wilhelm Keitel and Karl Donitz
** The Guard: Adolf Eichmann
** The Security Officer: Heinrich Himmler
** The EvilCounterpart: UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel
** The Oddball: Walther Funk

* UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan
** TheEmperor: Hirohito
** The Right Hand: UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo
** The General: Isoroku Yamamoto
** The Guard: Tadamichi Kuribayashi
** The Oddball: Ishii Shiro

[[/folder]]
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