* In ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', [[spoiler:Gabriel, son of the BigBad Lear Dunham]] generally seems to fill this role in the grand scheme.
* In the ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'' series of Flash animations, Jebus/Joe/the one with the halo was originally The Dragon for The Sheriff, but he has since taken over as Hank's arch-nemesis.
* Parodied in ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Dangeresque]]'' with Perducci's "secret weapon", Killingyouguy!.
** [[CoDragons Mercury Black and Emerald Sustrai]] are almost always by [[BigBad Cinder Fall]]'s side, and out of all her associates are the ones who have been with her the longest and possess the most knowledge of her plans.
** Neo acts as the right hand woman of [[GentlemanThief Roman Torchwick]]
** The White Fang Lieutenant appears to be the second-in-command of Adam Taurus' sect of the White Fang, leading missions in his absence as well as being a common presence in Taurus' command tent.
** The Malachite Twins are the strongest out of all of Junior's followers, and appear to accompany him wherever he goes.
** [[spoiler:Cinder Fall appears to be this to [[GreaterScopeVillain Salem]], and is a key part of the latter's plans, though the latter also has three other...coworkers.]]