Candace: You'll be my henchman!
Stacey: What's that?
Candace: It's like the bridesmaid of crime.Sometimes, villains have henchpeople dedicated to particular tasks. Such as: The Dragon.
— Phineas and Ferb, "The Beak"
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- James Bond
- Big Bad Goldfinger had Pussy Galore for his personal Pilot and also as the instructor for his own personal airforce.
- Scaramanga's assistant Nick Nack is his personal chef and waiter. His job is also keep him on the edge by hiring killers after him.
- Stromberg from The Spy Who Loved Me had his personal helicopter pilot Naomi.
- Scarface: The World Is Yours has lackeys that range from highly intelligent NPCs to ones the player can control. Calling for a boat or a car will gain a driver that will follow and kill for you. There are also the Assassin, Driver (note the capital) and Enforcer. All have differing tasks...if you choose. All can assist Tony (the player) in multiple ways, such as slaughtering bothersome gangs or making cash. Oddly, the last three can kill regular citizens, unlike Tony. Many of the NPC mooks, like most citizens of Miami, have unique dialogue with Tony, this giving character development.
- Evil Genius gave the player character a colorful personal bodyguard once they reached certain levels of Notoriety.
- World of Warcraft Cataclysm gives us the Lumbering Oaf, which serves Helix Gearbreaker, acting as a guardian and mount for the evil little goblin. The Oaf must be defeated as phase one of the Gearbreaker boss fight, and even has his own special move where he throws a fully voice-acted tantrum (which is odd for unnamed enemies) and slams a player into the wall.
- The Godfather 2 allows you to recruit these for your own Badass Crew. They have special skills that will come in handy above and beyond their superior stats to the standard Corleone mook/redshirt.
- Big Bad Adrian Ripburger in Full Throttle has two henchmen, Bolus and Nestor, who act as his bodyguard and his driver, respectively.
- Dalton Castle has two Vegas style twin show boys in peacock masks to attend hand and foot to his every need. Well, he has several of them in Ring of Honor, but usually only relies on two, who helped him win the World Six Man Tag Team Championship belts. The rest are just red shirts called for when more bodies are needed for menial tasks.
- We have Hammerhead's unnamed Chaffeur(ess?) in The Spectacular Spider-Man.
- Hammerhead himself starts out as a Dragon-flavor of this to Tombstone, seeming to exist solely to relay the boss's orders to the mob so he could maintain his front as a Villain with Good Publicity. After Tombstone starts questioning his competence, however, Hammerhead becomes The Starscream and, ultimately, the Green Goblin's Unwitting Pawn.
- Lex Luthor of Superman: The Animated Series had his valet Mercy.
- Owen Burnett is David Xanatos's general assistant on Gargoyles. This is because Owen is actually the fairy Puck, who first approached Xanatos in this guise and offered him a wish. Xanatos, recognizing the competence and usefulness of the Owen persona, wished for a lifetime of faithful service from him.
- He was impressed enough that he never tried to pull any of his usual tricks on Xanatos.