'''Basic Trope''': An [[QuirkyMinibossSquad enemy team]] whose members are [[EvilCounterpart each specifically designed]] to destroy a particular hero.
* '''Straight''': TheEmpire develops a team of [[SuperSoldier Super Soldiers]] to counter LaResistance's best hero team, both as a team and individually.
* '''Exaggerated''': TheSquad's individual records are dissected and analyzed; down to [[PersonalityBloodTypes blood type]], mannerisms, and even [[EasternZodiac Astrological]] [[WesternZodiac Signs]]. These are then either duplicated or taken the inverse of to create the Empire's [[FunWithAcronyms Resistance Annihilation Team]].
* '''Downplayed''': The soldiers are handpicked with how well they can fight or replicate the character they're supposed to counter. Any similarity is coincidental.
* '''Justified''':
** The BigBad's personal philosophy is either "More is Better" or "[[CardCarryingVillain Evil is]] ''[[CardCarryingVillain my]]'' [[CardCarryingVillain Good]]".
** Alternately, LaResistance are defectors from a massive group made up of many teams, with each team featuring a designated member for each job.
** Whatever empowered the heroes is the only source of superpowers available, and always hands out the same set of abilities to whatever group of people it's empowering. Thus, ThePsychoRangers by default have exactly the same set of powers as the heroes.
* '''Inverted''': TheFederation [[AvengersAssemble assembles]] a RagtagBunchOfMisfits to combat a LegionOfDoom. Each misfit is chosen with a particular member of the Legion in mind.
* '''Subverted''': The QuirkyMinibossSquad merely has the same number of members (likely with the same gender balance and [[FiveManBand roles]]) as the heroes' team; yet the QMS was formed independently of the Heroes.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Over the course of [[JokerImmunity their many defeats]], each individual member [[ItsPersonal gets a grudge]] against a particular hero, and no grudge overlaps.
** Each member [[AvertedTrope refines]] [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind his/her talents]] in such a way that they each come close to, or even [[NotSoHarmlessVillain surpass]], the respective expert among the heroes, or otherwise exploits [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes an individual weakness]].
* '''Parodied''': The "Resistance Anihaliation Team" copies each hero's uniform, down to the buttons, except where there are pastels there are dark colors (and vice versa), square buttons instead of round, etc; and each routinely ask themselves, "What Would (insert rival here) Do?" and do the exact opposite. This may or may not include surrendering to a falling leaf.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The Heroes and the QuirkyMinibossSquad were formed independently and initially have no powers/tactics specific to a particular rival. But then, the QMS each get powers specifically to counter a particular hero, who then come up with tactics to counter those powers, which leads the QMS to use those powers against different heroes, [[LensmanArmsRace who then]]...
* '''Averted''': The bad guys never create a specific team to combat [[TheSquad The Hero and Friends]].
* '''Enforced''': "We need [[MerchandiseDriven a line of toys to represent the bad guys]] and parents [[AvertedTrope won't merely buy]] [[GottaCatchThemAll every]] MonsterOfTheWeek. We need a line of regulars. With as few deviations from our existing figures as possible."
* '''Lampshaded''': "What did the BigBad do to make ''these'' guys? Take Samples of our DNA and [[HollywoodGenetics invert them]]?"
* '''Invoked''': "If you can't beat them, make Better yet Evil versions of them! [[EvilLaugh Muh, Ha, Ha, Ha!]]"
* '''Exploited''': The heroes trick the EvilOverlord into creating a group of Psycho Rangers so that they can beat them up, dress up as them, [[{{TheInfiltration}} sneak into the Evil Overlord's castle]], and beat him up.
* '''Defied''': When the villain group hears how similar they are to the heroes, they decide to make every effort to be totally different from the heroes and not match up at all.
* '''Discussed''':
--> '''[[TheSmartGuy Brian]]''': I've programmed the Training Center to make training doubles of us that are programed to fight us, in case [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] tries to create his own team."\\
'''[[TheLancer Lance]]''': Gee, [[TemptingFate I hope it doesn't]] [[HolodeckMalfunction malfunction]]."
* '''Conversed''': "They dress like the heroes, they pose like the heroes, and their names are '[[TheHero Evil!Hiro]]', '[[TheLancer Evil!Lance]]', '[[TheSmartGuy Evil!Brian]]', '[[TheBigGuy Evil!Biggs]]', and '[[TheChick Evil!Robin]]'. It's obvious that they're supposed to be the heores' respective [[EvilTwin Evil Twins]]."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The members of the "Resistance Annihilation Team" are formed from the Anti-virtues opposite of each of the heroes; but those principal Anti-virtues [[TheStarscream prevent them from functioning]] [[EnemyCivilWar as a cohesive unit]].
** Each RAT was designed to '''crush''' a particular hero, [[CripplingOverspecialization to the exclusion of developing general fighting skills/tactics]]. As a result, even the TagalongKid [[CurbStompBattle can beat a RAT 1-on-1]].
* '''Reconstructed''': The "Resistance Annihilation Team" trained together to build [[TrueCompanions bonds]] and strategies for any situation involving any of the heroes, [[CrazyPrepared and even some to battle]] [[HeroOfAnotherStory Colonel Makepeace's Squad]].
* '''Played For Drama''':
** The [=RAT=]s were created from [[CloningBlues the heroes' DNA]] or [[NotBrainwashed recruited]] [[TakesOneToKillOne from other humans]] against a team who has ApeShallNeverKillApe[[note]]Actually ThouShaltNotKill, but is "Ape" in practice[[/note]] as part of its moral code, whose previous villains were [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman robots or monsters]].
** The existence (or possibility thereof) of [[OurSoulsAreDifferent souls]] within the [=RAT=]s could also be touched on in the clone variant.
** Two of the heroes who have been dancing TheMasochismTango are instantly attracted to [[FemmeFatale the other's]] [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys respective]] [[EvilTwin Evil Twin]]. Defeating the Psycho Rangers once and for all could have various psychological impacts.\\
''Best case'': The two heroes finally see the positive elements of the EvilTwin in the Genuine Article, resulting in a RelationshipUpgrade by way of DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest.\\
''Worst case'': The FanPreferredCouple is [[ShipSinking irrevocably estranged]] ([[AbandonShipping even from the shippers]]), with [[DividedWeFall their conflict]] severely impacting the TrueCompanions.\\
''Most Likely'': [[StatusQuoIsGod It won't impact their relationship one bit]].
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