This is a common pairing of bad guys constructed along the same lines as a FreudianTrio, except for one important factor: they left out the reasonable character. In the classic TheDragon pairing, for example, the Evil Overlord is very Superego-ish, wanting the maximum amount of rule and control, and the Dragon, who basically just wants to fight, is very Id-ish. The lesson being that without the moderation of the Ego, things can get really out of hand.

Subtrope of {{Foil}}.

See also: PowerTrio, ComicTrio, TerribleTrio, QuirkyMinibossSquad. Overlaps with BrainsAndBrawn and ThoseTwoBadGuys. See also BigBadDuumvirate. Usually also an example of RedOniBlueOni.



[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* ''Anime/CasshernSins'': Dio wants to become the world's strongest fighter. Leda wants to get an army of robots and rule the world.
* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
** Androids 17 and 18 are a more subtle version of this. 17 is portrayed as wild and fun-loving (at least as far as androids go), while 18 is pragmatic and critical of 17's sacrifices of efficiency in the name of fun. Interestingly enough they weren't particularly evil in the main timeline. In the original timeline that Trunks came from they were both mass-murderers, but in the main timeline they were mostly neutral. They did originally intend to kill Goku but didn't go out of their way to hurt anybody else. Eventually both make {{Heel Face Turn}}s and 18 even has a daughter with one of the protagonists. This may be due to the main timeline introducing a third member, [[FriendToAllLivingThings Android 16]], who was mysteriously absent from Trunks's BadFuture.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: Goku Black and Future Zamasu are the primary villains of the Future Trunks Saga, working together to destroy all the mortals in the multiverse. Goku Black is more the muscle and brute of the duo, who wants to gain power to the point of passing up immortality so he doesn't get rusty. Zamasu is the thinker and planner, wanting Goku Black to take his time fighting Goku to maximize his growth instead of outright killing him. Despite this, they are both AxCrazy.]]
* Most of the Akatsuki partners in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' are constructed along these lines, with one partner being cold and focused, and the other a raving lunatic. Examples include [[MasterOfIllusion Itachi]] (a [[TheStoic Stoic]] badass who [[TheQuietOne barely talks]]) and [[{{BFS}} Kisame]] (AffablyEvil BloodKnight), [[ReligionOfEvil Hidan]] (DumbMuscle TalkativeLoon) and [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Kakuzu]] (GeniusBruiser and TheStrategist), and [[BreakTheCutie Sasori]] (icy PeoplePuppets collector) and [[FauxAffablyEvil Deidara]] (AxCrazy MadBomber). Pain and Konan avoid this; Zetsu, despite not technically having a partner himself, interestingly, does not, suffering from a split personality that gives him one calm half and one crazy one.
* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Crimson Denizens of Bal Masque usually work in pairs -- a Wanderer (a fighter) and a Jaeger (a scout); such as [[TheBrute Ribesal]] and [[MindControl Pirsoyn]].

* In Creator/DCComics, when ComicBook/LexLuthor and ComicBook/TheJoker team up (as happens often enough), they practically define this pairing.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/ADarkKnightOverSinCity'' has a few since it involves team ups between some Franchise/{{Batman}} and ComicBook/SinCity villains. They all have varying degrees of lunacy so they clash quite a bit. For instance, Manute is cool, quiet, and level-headed, while Riddler annoys him by being a melodramatic villain prone to EvilGloating.
* Though they're not the only members of the QuirkyMinibossSquad, [[EvilOldFolks Mireyes]] and [[BrattyHalfPint Binbeat]] of ''Fanfic/FutariWaPrettyCureBlueMoon'' appear to count. They tend to be put together on missions (save for in their introductory episodes), with Mireyes making sure Binbeat doesn't make any trouble they're not supposed to be making, and Binbeat whining and preferring to just play around and prank people.

* Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear in Disney's ''Film/SongOfTheSouth''. Fox is more concerned with catching Br'er Rabbit ''his'' way, while Bear just wants to "knock his head clean off", making them easy prey for [[{{Trickster}} Br'er Rabbit]].
* Cohen and Tate in ''Cohen and Tate''.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Malcolm and Jamie from ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' have unique ways of controlling their enemies. Malcolm uses his frightening degree of charm to manipulate them. Jamie threatens to push iPods up their penises.
** Except when they're beneath Malcolm's dignity to manipulate, in which case he just shouts a lot. With rather [[ClusterFBomb colorful turns of phrase]]. Jamie is Malcolm without the people skills.
* On ''{{Series/Wiseguy}}'', Mel Profitt is the id and his sister Susan is the superego.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Kings of Wrestling, the main two members when no one else is present to reign them in anyway. Wrestling/ChrisHero is usually the evil schemer and Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli is the punch people who come nearer.
* Gunner and Murphy, Immortal's two "soldiers" in their "war" to takeover Wrestling/{{TNA}}, when left to their own devices, as Gunner was fanatically dedicated to the group and based all his decisions around such while Murphy just went along.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Prometheus and Pandora from ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent''.
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' there is (in order) Darth Revan and Darth Malak, Darth Malak and Admiral Karath, Darth Malak and [[spoiler: Bastila]], and finally (in the Dark Side ending), [[spoiler: Darth Revan and Darth Bastila]].
* The combination of Emperor Gestahl and Kefka in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' show that things can ''really'' get out of hand when [[spoiler:the Id murders the Superego.]]
* [[spoiler:Gilgamesh and Kotomine Kirei]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] wants to conquer the world so he can rule over it [[spoiler:like he did in ancient Mesopotamia]], while [[spoiler:Kirei]] just wants to inflict the maximum amount of suffering and death that he can upon humanity for [[ForTheEvulz his own amusement]]. These would seem mutually exclusive, but 'luckily' [[spoiler:Gil]] has decided that the majority of humanity isn't worthy to be ruled over and has no problem with wiping out most of the 'mongrels'.
** The prequel ''Fate/zero'' has the master Uryuu Ryuunosuke and his Servant Bluebeard. Both are {{Serial Killer}}s and take great pleasure in admiring each other's handiwork. Bluebeard is marginally more goal-oriented in that he (technically) is in it for the Grail, while Uryuu is an outsider who got roped into the Grail War by accident and merely takes all the pleasure he can out of making everyone near him suffer alongside his supernatural Cthulhu-summoning new best friend.
* ComicBook/TheJoker and Bane in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'': unlike most examples, TheDragon Bane is methodical, focused while the BigBad, the Joker, is the chaotic, impulsive one.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomics/TheBeastLegion'; has several instances of Evil Duos:
** Viper Twins in [[ Issue 2]].
** Leviatha and Stampede in [[ Issue 5]] although they don't get along too well
** Leviatha's minions Jawbraxus & Octacreep in [[ Issue 5]]
** Clawborr and Chou in [[ Issue 6]]
* [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Xykon and Redcloak]], inverted in that BigBad Xykon is the id, while Redcloak, TheDragon, represents the superego.
** Also serves as a {{Deconstruction}} of the typical set-up: in the prequel StartOfDarkness, ''Redcloak'' is the leader. Xykon usurps him [[MagnificentBastard spectacularly]].
* [[AffablyEvil Dom]] and [[PsychoForHire Ed]] from ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}''.
* Maerril and Rowasu of ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' and [=GIR=]. Zim is an oblivious megalomaniac whose plans are usually doomed from the get-go. [=GIR=] is a childish {{Cloudcuckoolander}} with no attention span.
** But that's OK because GIR has waffles and pretty girls to take him to raves. Zim really has no friends other than GIR.
** Another example of an EvilDuo would be Almighty Tallest Red and Purple, though technically they are both Evil Overlords. Still, Red is usually the Straight Man to Purple, who is often the dumber and lazier of the two.
* Dick Dastardly and Muttley from ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines''.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' are a borderline example because A) Pinky is not evil, just too stupid to recognize it, and B) the Brain is more competent that most of the other examples. Then again, he is a lab mouse trying to take over the world, so maybe he does fit.
* Lugnut and Blitzwing in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. While Lugnut is singleminded and slavishly devoted to Megatron, Blitzwing is of three minds about everything and doesn't seem to really care much about Megatron.
* Maximus and Minimus in ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty''.
* The Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend by season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''.
** A bit different in that, while the Monarch certainly fits the 'id' profile, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch is actually competent and reasonable in her own right, rarely given over to histrionics, in other words, a very well-composed 'ego'.
* Dr. Drakken and Shego from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. They fit this trope in some ways, as he's a MadScientist who wants to TakeOverTheWorld, while she's content to do the stealing and fighting with teen heroines; however, they differ from the usual template in that Shego is the calm cold one while Drakken is the one who tends to shout and throw tantrums.
* Flint Marko[=/=]The Sandman and Alex O'Hirn[=/=]Rhino in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. Marko is the Superego, concerned only with getting his "Big Score" and completely defying things such as revenge and grudges, while O'Hirn is the Id who mindlessly rushes into fights and problems without thinking things through.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' The Shocker and The Rhino briefly form a team like this, with Shocker as the cold, controlled one, and Rhino as the aggressive lout.