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- The title group of Hanaukyō Maid Tai, and the Trope Namer (tai means "team, corps") and co-Trope Codifier. It also depicts the gender-flipped version (Ryuuka's menservants).
- Gravion: The staff of Klein Sandman's castle, excluding his Battle Butler, are the co-Trope Codifier. To quote the Meido entry: "Servant maids, Guard maids, commando maids, hacker maids, mechanic maids, and even one member of the central robotics team. Who of course turns out to be a Robot Maid". See for yourselves◊.
- Najica Blitz Tactics: Najica's first mission involves a rich woman who is served by such maid-bodyguards.
- Evangeline from Mahou Sensei Negima! has an army-sized collection of Robot Maids living in her bottle-sized villa. Ayaka Yukihiro has the more "traditional" sort.
- Girls Bravo: Fukuyama's estate is regularly patrolled by an army of gun wielding maids, who're all ex-military. But they're mainly there to cater to his perversion, since he has floor vents installed throughout the mansion to create updrafts whenever he wants to see under their skirts.
- Fireball: Drossel has thousands of robotic servants made by her Posthumous Character father. However, they're all invisible and programmed to stay out of her way, so for God knows how long she wasn't aware they existed. And then Gedächtnis told her about them.
- In Sacred Seven, the Aiba Foundation has a literal army of maids. Not only do they take care of the typical house chores, but they also act as Mission Control, use weapons, and pilot support vehicles and generally act as backup for the main characters during battles.
- The Chinese Emperor in Curse of the Golden Flower has literally squadrons of elegantly attired maids. The opening sequences features them getting up, washing, dressing each other, eating breakfast etc. to the sound of a clapper.
- In the Get Smart movie The Nude Bomb, the villain's plan was to first destroy all fabric in the world and then rule it by becoming the only supplier of clothing. The obvious problem (how to provide such clothing) would be solved with his one expert seamstress and a cloning machine, which he planned to use to build an army of seamstresses. (In fact, the revelation that he had a clothing machine was the key to an important plot point that had puzzled the protagonist through the whole movie.)
- Sun Shang Xiang (as she is known in other works) in Romance of the Three Kingdoms was said to have over a hundred maids at her command the very least, all of them trained to be Action Girls by Sun herself.
- Due to an accident with sending generics into Rebecca, there are thousands of copies of Mrs. Danvers in the Thursday Next series. They're used as an actual army.
- In the Discworld novel I Shall Wear Midnight, Tiffany discovers a different side to the haughty and snobbish Lady Keepsake. Visiting Keepsake Manor with Letitia Keepsake (daughter of Her Ladyship) Tiffany discovers there are many more domestic servants on the staff than the size of the place suggests. Letitia tells her that four out of every five are officially retired, and half the rest are paid to look after the elderly retired staff who are no longer capable. Lady Keepsake, for all her impatience, bluster and general horribleness, believes it is only right to look after those in old age who spent their working lives looking after her family. Keeping them in expenses-paid grace and favour accommodation is a pension for them.
- Touhou: Remilia Scarlet has several hundred maids and is always hiring for new ones. This seems to be mostly for the sake of showing off her wealth or having someone to boss around, as with the exception of Sakuya they're all fairies, who are next to useless for actual work. In one of the official manga she adds a gaggle of hobgoblins to the household roster, who are more competent but mostly kept out of sight.
- Megaman Battle Network: Yaito has a veritable army of maids, who in the Animated Adaptation can be seen in montages throughout several episodes doing random chores across the city.
- Judging by the number of mooks in maid outfits throwing kitchen knives that show up when everyone in Valestine Castle that wasn't a named character got turned into a monster, Count MacGuire of Ys: The Oath in Felghana had one of these.
- In several of the Castlevania games, Dracula has one of these - the Persephone monsters, who are cute girls in maid outfits, often with vacuum cleaners. They also know kung-fu.