'''Basic Trope''': A villain's answer to the FiveManBand.
* '''Straight''': [[BigBad Emperor Evulz's]] inner circle consists of himself, [[TheDragon General Drake]], [[EvilGenius Dr. Crazystein]], [[TheBrute Jason Bloodspiller]] and [[DarkChick Violet Darkheart]].
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Each one is so capable on their own that it's a question why they're still together.
** Their roles on the band are their only [[FlatCharacter defining traits]].
** Their positions on the band are too obvious. Evulz is a subdued man draped in ObviouslyEvil armor with SpikesOfVillainy, Drake is a MasterSwordsman PsychoForHire, Dr. Crazystein is an EvilAlbino MadScientist, Jason is an AxCrazy DumbMuscle, and Violet is FemmeFatale.
** There are multiple Five-Bad Bands.
** Each member of the FiveBadBand is the BigBad of another group, with Evulz acting as the GreaterScopeVillain.
** There's [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters enough villains]] that they really don't need an army of mooks.
* '''Downplayed''':
** They're all {{Anti Villain}}s.
** The team has five members, but every member has [[TheEvilGenius smart]] moments, and [[TheBrute strong]] moments, and maybe even [[DarkChick fierce]] moments.
* '''Justified''': Evulz teamed up with the other four because he knows his [[TakeOverTheWorld political ambitions]] have next to no chance of succeeding with his influence alone, and he knows that a RagtagBunchOfMisfits can cause serious problems if left unchecked.
* '''Inverted''':
** The main group of ''heroes'' is a FiveManBand.
** Evulz is a [[ExtremeDoormat push]][[BlindObedience over]] and no one lets him have a say in anything, making him the opposite of a BigBad. Drake goes out of his way [[TheStarscream to usurp Evulz's position]] and become the new leader. Dr. Crazystein is TheDitz. Jason is a complete and utter weakling. While Violet is a TokenGoodTeammate who actively tries to stabilize the team and sometimes [[HeelFaceTurn even reform it]].
* '''Subverted''':
** The heroes spot the five villains amok at once; however, upon closer inspection, the villains hate each other's guts.
** Drake is [[TheStarscream a traitor]], Dr. Crazystein is BrilliantButLazy, Jason has an [[MinionWithAnFInEvil F in evil]], Violet is just evil for the fashion.
** The team is actually a BigBadDuumvirate.
** The whole team somehow performs a HeelFaceTurn at once.
* '''Double Subverted''': It was just a ploy to get the heroes guards' down.
* '''Parodied''': The team is comprised of stereotypical villains that are [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain hilariously incompetent]]. They will either [[PokeThePoodle scarcely accomplish any evil]] or betray each other in every stereotypical way they can think of, making the group bring itself down from the inside.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Emperor Evulz assembles Bob's enemies, and their individual loyalties are constantly shifting between themselves and Evulz, leading them to [[GambitPileup plot and counterplot]] against each other.
* '''Averted''':
** Emperor Evulz has no ties to the other baddies.
** Alternatively, Emperor Evulz and Empress Arachne are a BattleCouple who have two [[EvilGenius evil geniuses]] in the form of Dr. Crazystein and Dr. Biotech, and the ColdSniper Deadeye, thus defying the traditional structure of the FiveBadBand.
** Alternatively, the team of 5 villains all have the same personality and are interchangeable.
* '''Enforced''': The comic that Bob and Emperor Evulz are in needs a new and more dangerous threat each month, so the author decides to have the villains team up.
* '''Lampshaded''': Bob: "Why do my problems always come in fives?"
* '''Invoked''': Evulz gets defeated by Bob's team for the first couple of times, then gives a few calls to Bob's other enemies, knowing that there is strength in numbers.
* '''Exploited''': Evulz recruits five mooks, then gives them appropriate costumes of , [[TheDragon his dragon]], a heavily-armed [[TheBrute brute]], a nerdy-looking [[EvilGenius evil genius]] and a sexy [[DarkChick chick]]. They are sent to the world as a decoy to mislead heroes, while Evulz goes alone on the real mission.
* '''Defied''': Bob defeats Evulz for the first few times and realizes that he's getting more desperate. He then takes steps to sabotage any negotiations that Evulz will have with the rest of the villains.
* '''Discussed''': Bob is talking to Alice about their team-up to remove a bomb from a government building and says, "I'm glad we're the good guys. Emperor Evulz would be doing the opposite of this if he teamed up with the other villains."
* '''Conversed''': Alice is watching "Bob vs Emperor Evulz On Ice," and mentions to her boyfriend Charlie that towards the middle of the show, Evulz will probably call in General Drake, Dr. Crazystein, Jason Bloodspiller and Violet Darkheart for backup.
* '''Implied''':
** Evulz is preparing for an adventure while five horses or five cars are standing in the background.
** Evulz is shown announcing a job opening for four specific job positions.
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Emperor Evulz's cadre of villains are highly successful, eventually leading [[TheHero Bob]] and his team to a [[HumiliationConga long line of defeats]] that will either force him [[InsigniaRipOffRitual to be forcefully retired]], or [[HeroicBSOD unable to cope]] with the new balance of power, leading him to [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].
** Evulz's villainous supergroup are unable to remain a coherent force because their mutual sociopathy leads them to fight amongst themselves, straining their cohesion.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Bob's crew bucks up and uses a new strategy to defeat the villains; or they were [[DecoyProtagonist precursors]] to Alice and her team of {{Antihero}}es who plan to avenge Bob's loss by killing Evulz and his allies.
** Evulz hires a therapist to mend the strained relationships in his group, allowing them a greater degree of effectiveness in the field.
Assemble back at FiveBadBand, OR ELSE!
%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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