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Five Bad Band:
: Action Man The Council of Doom
The Big Bad: Dr. X
The Dragon: Tempest
The Brute: Quake
Evil Genius: Professor Gangrene (although Dr. X and to a lesser degree Tempest can both fill for this role as well)
Dark Chick: Asazi (although she also has some characteristics that are usually associated with the Dragon)
: The League of Villains
The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius : MAVO
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin : Avatar The Last Airbender Jet's Freedom Fighters
* : The Fire Nation
Avatar The Last Airbender : Amon and the Equalists
The Legend Of Korra : The Masters of Evil
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes : Team Penguin
The Batman : The Royal Flush Gang
Batman Beyond : Scarface's gang
Batman: The Animated Series : - Ed's gang in "Let's Nab Oprah"
The Boondocks : Fat Cat's gang
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
Codename: Kids Next Door : Formed in episode "Ball of Revenge"
Courage the Cowardly Dog : Fearsome Five
Darkwing Duck Big Bad - Negaduck, the definite leader, who fits the other roles so well, too - right down to Dark Chick (except The Dragon of course, as he wouldn't play second fiddle to anyone).
The Dragon - Megavolt, with a flashy, obvious power and a popularity that might just be the greatest both among the fandom and among the writers.
The Evil Genius - Bushroot, botanist whose plant attacks are relatively indirect and often bolstered by experimental chemistry.
The Brute - Liquidator, a water elemental whose innate power is potentially far greater in terms of raw threat than anyone else in the show, whose weakness is that he is relatively unimaginative.
The Dark Chick - Quackerjack, whose special ability is "wackiness" (his 'gimmick' of making deadly toys isn't a superpower).
Der Fuehrer's Face : The main villains
El Tigre : The other holidays in "Christmas Everyday!"
Fairly OddParents : The Pack
Gargoyles Big Bad: Fox. Pulls double duty as the Smart Guy. Later replaced by Coyote.
The Dragon: Wolf. Constantly trying to take over (from Coyote; he didn't seem to mind working for Fox), but failing miserably.
The Evil Genius: Dingo. Combat Pragmatist who prefers explosives and long-range weapons. Besides Fox, the most level-headed of the group.
The Brute: Jackal. Actually, both he and his sister Hyena fill the brute roles. They both love to slice and dice with mean claws.
The Dark Chick: Hyena, basically just by gender-based process of elimination, as usual.
An earlier example:
: The Pack
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002) , Jafar and the other House of Mouse Disney Villains form one in Mickey's House of Villains
: The Organization
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers : The Dark Hand
Jackie Chan Adventures : The Choten's organization:
Kaijudo Rise Of The Duel Masters : The Fatal Five
Legion of Super-Heroes : The Tribunal
Metalocalypse : The White Shadow
Minoriteam Big Bad - The White Shadow himself, a Modern Major General if there ever was one
The Dragon - The Corporate Ladder, a cowardly backstabbing yes-man
The Evil Genius - The Standardized Test, a gigantic supersmart robot
The Brute - Racist Frankenstein, Dumb Muscle straight out of the Ivy League
The Dark Chick - Seamus MacFisticuffs, a hairy, leprechaun-like Irishman
Sixth Ranger - Danger Doom. That is, he would be, if he ever showed up at the meetings or returned the White Shadow's calls...
Monster Truck Mater - Dr. Doofenshmirtz
Phineas and Ferb
The Powerpuff Girls The Gangreen gang
The Beat-Alls (One episode only)
: Lawson and his crew from the eponymous episode:
Recess : Vertex and his minions:
Rollbots : The Bounty Hunters
Samurai Jack Big Bad - Princess Mira, a deposed royal desperate to regain her kingdom by killing Jack for Aku
The Dragon - Jujunga, an intimidating indigenous Australian whose blowdarts are tipped with the deadliest poisons.
The Evil Genius - I and Am, catlike creatures with Twin Telepathy and more cunning between them than the rest of the group, Mira excluded, combined.
The Brute - Boris, a tremendous Russian who doesn't know the meaning of the word "finesse." Overestimates his own abilities; His plan for killing Jack hinged on Jack's sword breaking against his skin. Extremely dimwitted.
The Dark Chick- The Gentleman, a Southern style dandy and master of the duel. Equipped with Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and Dual Wielding knives
Bigger Bad - Aku
: The Bioborgs
Skysurfer Strike Force
Spider-Man The Insidious Six from the 90's Spider-Man series
Big Bad - The Kingpin, The Man Behind the Man for the team.
The Dragon - Doctor Octopus, field leader and the most competent.
Evil Genius - Mysterio, his tech and resources are heavily used in their initial plot against Spider-Man.
Also applies to Doctor Octopus, especially following Mysterio's death.
The Brute - Rhino and Scorpion share this role as both are good for raw brawn and not much else.
Dark Chick - The Shocker, relatively the most normal of the team.
Sixth Ranger - The Chameleon, the most distant of the group, betrays them in their last incarnation. Also the Vulture is a more fitting example, replacing Mysterio after his supposed death.
The Sinister Six ( version)
The Spectacular Spider-Man Big Bad - Doctor Octopus, the leader of the bunch and probably the most competent.
The Dragon - Electro, who wields more raw power than anyone else on the team, and is also the most loyal to Doc Ock.
Evil Genius - Vulture, a Gadgeteer Genius.
The Brute - Sandman and Rhino share the position.
Dark Chick - Shocker. The closest thing to an ordinary guy on the team. While quite formidable, his teammates tend to outstrip him in power and/or smarts.
The Sinister Six new version
The Big Man's men, from
The Spectacular Spider-Man
Storm Hawks : Legion of Low Tide
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1980s version)
Thunder Cats The Mutants of Plun-darr:
Transformers Animated Decepticons (Notably, they don't really come together like this until the final episodes)
Big Bad - Megatron
The Dragon - Starscream initially, then Blitzwing takes the role
The Evil Genius - Shockwave (Soundwave normally takes this role, but he never actually joins the group in this series)
The Brute - Lugnut
Wild Card - Starscream, along with all his clones
The Transformers The Combaticons
Big Bad - Onslaught
The Dragon - Vortex. Not too obvious, but he yells orders whenever Onslaught is incapacitated.
The Evil Genius - Swindle. Knows a lot about all those weapons he sells.
The Brute - Brawl. The most obvious one.
The Dark Chick - Blastoff. His altmode and function keem him apart of the rest
Bigger Bad - Megatron
: The Predacons
Beast Wars the sequel to Beast Machines, had a continuously evolving cast of villains, but they conformed to the standard configuration pretty well.
Transformers Prime Big Bad- Megatron for most of the series, Starscream for the first half of season 1.
The Dragon- Starscream for the second half of season 1 before leaving the Decepticons and he later shares the role in season 3 when he rejoins them, Dreadwing for season 2, and Shockwave for season 3.
Evil Genius - Soundwave, Knock Out and Shockwave (Soundwave is the espionage expert, Knock Out is tech advisor and medic, Shockwave is the head of the science division).
The Brute- Breakdown, Hardshell, Predaking
Dark Chick - Airachnid, Knock Out
Sixth Ranger: Dreadwing, who joins in season 2 and several episodes later is promoted to the vacant Dragon position.
Sixth Ranger Traitor: Airachnid and Predaking both betray the Decepticons at some point.
Team Pet: Laserbeak, Predaking before they find out he's sentient.
- The Z-Stacks:
TUGS , The Revenge Society:
The Venture Bros.
W.I.T.C.H. Phobos and his followers in season 1
The Knights of Vengeance
The Knights of Destruction
: The Brotherhood
Wolverine and the X-Men
X-Men: Evolution The Brotherhood, who later develop into an excellent example of what happens to a Five-Bad Band when they lose their Big Bad.
Big Bad - Magneto, relatively briefly, then Mystique, and, eventually, Avalanche.
The Dragon - technically Mystique, although Avalanche/Lance, a Hair-Trigger Temper with a few too many Berserk Buttons, fits more plot and character-wise, and once the Brotherhood's ties with Mystique were cut, Toad.
Evil Genius - Quicksilver/Pietro would like to think of himself this way, but whether he fits the genius part is debatable. While he is probably the smartest, the entire rest of the group is made up of D students. They do end up the Terrible Trio, after all.
The Brute - Fred/Blob. Like all of the Brotherhood, more sympathetic than usual.
Dark Chick- Tabitha/Boom Boom after her Face-Heel Turn, later Wanda/ Scarlet Witch, whose powers stem from her extreme emotional volatility.
Sixth Ranger Traitor - Rogue.
: Season 2
Yin Yang Yo :
Young Justice The Light
The League of Shadows
The Injustice League