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Five Bad Band:
Video Games A-F
- Ace Attorney Investigations the Smuggling Syndicate
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin The Big Bad - Caulder
The Dragon - Tabitha and Waylon
The Evil Genius - Caulder pulls double duty here. He is a Mad Scientist, after all.
The Brute - Admiral Greyfield, a pompous egomaniac who thought he was running the show. Tabitha may qualify as well, being strength-obsessed and having one of the most powerful CO powers.
The Dark Chick - Penny, a disturbed little girl with a strange fixation on explosions.
The Sixth Ranger Traitor - Cyrus, in many ways as much The Hero as Will is.
Age of Mythology
Angry Birds The Alkavana Knights from
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana For Answer:
Armored Core series
Assassin's Creed II
IV Black Flag
: The Seven Deities:
Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny Sarevok and his closest followers in :
Baldur's Gate Still , the Iron Throne:
Baldur's Gate The Machina Vanguard from
Baten Kaitos Origins The Arkham inmates in
Batman: Arkham Asylum Joker's crew in
Batman: Arkham City Also Protocol Ten:
Black Mask/ The Joker and the Eight Assassins in Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu :
Batman: Vengeance :
Beyond: Two Souls : BioReign
Bionic Commando : Rapture's Government, pre-Civil War
BioShock : The Rapture Family
BioShock 2 : Columbia's Government
Bioshock Infinite : The "evil" characters of the series as of BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma.
- The Five Dastardly Bombers seem to be another parody of Super Sentai in appearance
Bomberman The Big Bad - Plasma Bomber (when Bagular's not controlling them. Otherwise he defaults to the Dragon)
The Dragon - Magnet Bomber (By process of elimination, ironic as he's always the first beaten), Plasma Bomber when he's not the Big Bad, Max once after being brainwashed by Brain Bomber.
The Evil Genius - Brain Bomber (Also played the Big Bad on one occasion)
The Brute - Golem Bomber
The Dark Chick - Pretty Bomber ( Perky Female Minion)
Borderlands 2 :
Brave Fencer Musashi : The Dark Dragon Empire
Breath of Fire I : The Fou Empire
Breath of Fire IV
Cannon Dancer (Osman) Castlevania
''Cars: The Video Game''
- The Fifth Column, pre-Council Takeover, though prone to Mad Scientist proliferation
City of Heroes - The Council
City of Heroes - The Praetorian Guard
City of Heroes The Big Bad - Tyrant/Emperor Cole
The Dragon - Marauder, Chimera (splitting the chief enforcer and administrator roles)
The Mad Scientist - Neuron, Anti-Matter
The Brute - Marauder, Mother Mayhem (despite her psi powers, her only response to threats tends to be "crush it")
The Dark Chick - Dominatrix
- City of Villains Character Archetypes (subjective)
: The Brotherhood of Nod
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun : The Brotherhood of Nod
Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars / Kane's Wrath : The Soviets
Command & Conquer: Red Alert : The Soviets
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 : The Soviet Commanders
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Neo
Crash Bandicoot (1996)
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Crunch and the Elementals in
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex : The Brotherhood
The Darkness II
Dead or Alive 5
Dead to Rights : Phenotrans
Dead Rising 2
Devil May Cry Order of the Sword in the fourth game:
Devil May Cry The Draygonian Empire in :
Crystalis : The Nameless Mod WorldCorp, Inc:
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas : The Lord Regent's Court
Dishonored From later in : The New Regent's Court
Dishonored has 10 villains, but of them four just follow orders to fight their Dissidia: Final Fantasy Arch-Enemy and have little interest in the main plot of the game, while the actual Big Bad Chaos is an Orcus on His Throne with little impact on said main plot. Thus we have:
The prequel Dissidia 012 is more clear-cut, as each of the six new characters gets a designated Arch-Enemy from the 10 villains.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Kong Double Trouble Big Bad - Baron K. Roolenstein
The Dragon - KAOS
Evil Genius - Squirt the waterfall, and Bleak the snowman
The Brute(s) - Belcha the giant barrel, and Arich the giant red spider
The Dark Chick - Barbos the mother of all Lurchins
Sixth Ranger - Kroctopus... sort of as he didn't appear in SNES version but he did in GBA
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones Super/Return of
Double Dragon : The Order of Zugzwang
Dragon Quest V : The Gittish Empire
Dragon Quest IX
Drone Tactics : The Dynasty Warriors Wei Kingdom/Cao Cao faction.
EarthBound/Mother 2 Big Bad / The Dragon / Big Bad Duumvirate: Giygas and Pokey/Porky Minch. Who takes what position or if it's a Duumvirate is unconfirmed, considering their statuses right before the Final Boss fight with them.
The Evil Genius: Starman DX and the Mani Mani Statue
The Brute: Master Belch /Barf
The Dark Chick: Department Store Spook.
Unwitting Pawn: Lier X. Aggerate, Mr. Carpainter, Everdred, Monotoli, and Pokey/Porky. Porky fully joins Giygas on his own at the end.
In the same game, the Fourside Arc:
Eternal Sonata - Caesar's Legion
Fallout: New Vegas Big Bad: Caesar of course.
The Dragon: Legate Lanius, Caesar's second in command and leader of the army.
The Brute: Lucius, leader of Caesar's Praetorian Guard and third in command.
The Evil Genius: Vulpes Inculta, the leader of the Frumentarii (spies and paramiltaries) and master strategist.
The Dark Chick: Centurion Aurelius, in charge of Cottonwood Cove. Exploring his house will reveal that he's rather eccentric for a legionary.
The Sixth Ranger: Gaius Magnus, added in the Lonesome Road DLC. Rank unknown, but probably very high since he's a beast in combat (the main Legion military works on Asskicking Equals Authority) and wears the same armor as Lanius.
- The New California Republic, even if viewed as good, have their leaders fit this dynamic more with their attitudes:
Fallout: New Vegas Big Bad: President Kimball
The Dragon: General Oliver, current commander of the military
The Brute: Colonel Moore, whose solution to all questlines is for the player to wipe the enemy faction out.
The Evil Genius: Colonel Shu, the Only Sane Man who is level-headed and diplomatic.
The Dark Chick: Chief Hanlon, leader of the NCR Rangers, the military's elite shocktroopers. Is also a
Sixth Ranger Traitor, trying to sabotage the NCR to convince them to withdraw from the region, but can be talked out of what he's doing. The Sixth Ranger: Colonel Royze, who like Gaius Magnus above, was added in Lonesome Road as a Bonus Boss.
- Dead Money
Fallout: New Vegas - The Fallout: New Vegas Old World Blues Think Tank
- Mr. House's Faction
Fallout: New Vegas Fantasy General (an old Panzer General spinoff)
Final Fantasy I - Including the Four Elemental Fiends:
Final Fantasy IV 's Gestahlian Empire:
Final Fantasy VI The Big Bad - Emperor Gestahl
The Dragon - Initially General Leo, the Emperor's finest soldier and most trusted general. However, as the game progresses Kefka takes over this role, likely because Leo's sense of honor would have clashed with Gestahl's increasingly underhanded methods
The Brute - Kefka, who has no subtlety in his methods and happily resorts to Kill 'em All to solve any problem.
The Evil Genius - Cid, the mastermind behind the Empire's Magitek.
The Dark Chick/ Sixth Ranger Traitor: Celes, another imperial general who becomes disillusioned with them and defects. Terra may also fit The Dark Chick role, her position in the Empire's hierarchy is unclear though so it's hard to say. She is a Sixth Ranger Traitor for sure though.
in terms of ShinRa, Inc:
Final Fantasy VII The Turks comprise one of these within ShinRa itself ( though they turn into a ):
Goldfish Poop Gang post- Heel-Face Turn in Advent Children Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus had this with the Tsviets
: The Kingdom of Alexandria
Final Fantasy IX Also from '' FFIX, The Terrans
had the Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zliart Ark Angels ◊, each of which represents the flaws of one of the playable races.
also had a Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess Five-Bad Band in the Spitewardens. Some of the roles have multiple characters because... Things happened.
with the Archadians and the Judge Magisters:
Final Fantasy XII The Big Bad - Vayne, who is eventually The Emperor.
Co-Dragons - Gabranth, who answers right to the Emperor, and Zargabaath, who commands the fleet that accompanies Vayne's airship Bahamut.
The Evil Genius - Dr. Cid the Mad Scientist, and Ghis The Starscream.
The Brute - Bergan, Ax-Crazy and brutal who slaughters a mountain of peaceful acolytes and their war refugees for no reason at all.
The Dark Chick - Drace, the female of the group who isn't afraid to speak out against Vayne.
The Sixth Ranger Traitor - Reddas aka Zecht, a Judge who defected from the Empire when he was disillusioned with their actions. Also Gabranth at the very end.
The Man Behind the Man: Venat, aiding all of them for a greater plan and responsible for Archadia's rise to power.
The Judges also form their own band sans Vayne and Cid — Gabranth is highest ranking, Zargabaath is second-in-command, and the other four keep the same roles as described above.
has the Sanctum / PSICOM leadership (and above).
Final Fantasy XIII The Mad Gear Gang in
Final Fight The revived and now International Mad Gear Gang in
Final Fight 2 The Skull Cross Gang in
Final Fight 3 The forces of Father Bella in
Final Fight Streetwise - The Morphs
Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword - The Granvale Empire
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - The Grado Empire (note that several roles are filled by more than one character):
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones - The Kingdom of Daein
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - The Kingdom of Bern
Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - The Begnion Empire (though there's more than five, they still fit the general dynamic)
The Force Unleashed