* The Strike Team on ''TheShield'' follow this mold, as far as the characters Shane Vendrell, Ronnie Gardocki, and Curtis "Lem" Lemansky serving as a quirky miniboss team for Vic Mackey. Indeed, by the end of the series, Shane [[spoiler:murders Lem]] while Ronnie and Shane end up hating each other, right down to Ronnie keeping Vic from calling off a scheme to kill Shane.
* Most ''PowerRangers'' seasons feature a Quirky Miniboss Team for the big bad, who often (depending on the whims of the writers and the sentai source material) either die, reform, disappear off the face of the Earth, or manage to escape justice by the end of the season.
* In Wrestling/{{WWE}}, the Spirit Squad acted as a QuirkyMinibossSquad in the Shawn Michaels vs. Vince [=McMahon=] feud, and D-generation X vs. [=McMahon=] Family feud.
** There was also Shane [=McMahon=]'s buddies, the Mean Street Posse.
** This is pretty much what TheNexus was any time Wade Barrett wasn't there to lead them
*** Same thing now that CM Punk is in charge of TheNexus and Wade Barrett's leading the Corre.
* ''TomicaHeroRescueForce'' has Maare, Saan and Shiika who work solo for the first few episodes but later start working as the QuirkyMinibossSquad for [[BigBad Daen]] and later his daughter [[ElegantGothicLolita Maen]].
** ''[[TomicaHeroRescueFire Rescue Fire]]'' has a similar setup with Chukaen, Sakaen and Ukaen who work as the QuirkyMiniBossSquad of Don Kaen.
* [[HRPufnstuf Witchiepoo's]] henchmen: Orson Vulture, Seymour Spider, and Stupid Bat
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Glory had a small following of grovelling servants who, for the most part, served no purpose other than to elevate her ego. On the one occasson they did try to be constructive, they were beaten down by Buffy's superior man-handling skills.
** There's also The Troika. Though not members of any larger dominant unit, they form their own QuirkyMinibossSquad, who's sole purpose is to enslave Buffy and force her into a life of servitude. However, their 'devilish' schemes are constantly thwarted, ending more often than not in pain and humiliation. Being [[GenreSavvy geeks]], they are probably consciously emulating this trope.
* In the French Canadian Tv series "Les rescapés (The survivors)", the followers of the evil priest Chabanel serve as a quirky miniboss squad, each with their own distinctive personality quirk. Viateur is extremely violent and TriggerHappy, Jean-Luc is cowardly and keeps going through the HeelFaceRevolvingDoor, and Marguerite is the most mysterious, but also the most [[WomenAreWiser competent]]. When Viateur died, his role was taken over by a previously [[AscendedExtra nameless]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute monk]].
* In ''[[SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus Vengeance]]'', Ashur finally manages to convince [[BigBad Glaber]] that the regular Roman soldier isn't good enough to fight the gladiators. So Ashur recruits ''several'' [[PsychoForHire Psychos For Hire]], who act as this. In the ensuing FiveBadBand, Ashur is TheDragon while they are TheBrute. Most notable is [[HeroKiller The Egyptian]].
* The music video for Kenyan Electronic Funk group Just A Band's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApN1cZoiX4w Huff + Puff]]" features a trio of what appear to be Parliament Funkadelic backup dancers as elite mooks to {{The Dragon}}.
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