Rogues Gallery
With this many enemies, who needs friends?Clockwise from top center 

"I never realized how lucky I was dat so many people wanted to kill me!"

The Rogues Gallery is the cast of colorful and numerous Recurring Characters that show up to torment the heroes week after week.

Having only a single antagonist can work, but as a series goes on it can become boring. On the other hand, audiences can never get attached to villains if they never come back again. The Rogues Gallery is a middle ground.

For certain special episodes, members of the Rogues Gallery may team up against the heroes, forming a Legion of Doom. Just as often they'll fight each other. If the hero helps one enemy or group of enemies against another in such a setup, it's Enemy Mine.

Sometimes, a one-shot stylish villain will be so popular with the audience that they join the ranks.

Super Hero series, borrowing from the comic books, almost always have a Rogues Gallery. Of course, villains can and do appear outside their traditional rogues galleries, fighting heroes they don't usually face. Some even become part of more than one Rogues Gallery, with the Marvel villain The Kingpin being a major enemy of both Daredevil and Spider-Man. When this occurs to such an extent that the villain becomes more identified with the new hero, they become a Rogues-Gallery Transplant.

However large and varied the Rogues Gallery, it will usually contain at least one villain who is considered to be the hero's Arch-Enemy. There is also a good chance that it will contain an Evil Counterpart (who may or may not be the same person as the Arch-Enemy).

In order to allow the heroes to sometimes win against the rogues but still leave the villains available for re-use, the prison that they're put in will often be incredibly easy to escape from, or they'll feign having reformed so that they get allowed out, or they'll genuinely seek to reform and get allowed out, then revert to their old obsessions. Overall, members of the gallery tend to be protected by Joker Immunity.

It is also common for a hero's Rogues Gallery to have some kind of unifying theme that either reflects or contrasts with the personality, powers and/or origin of the hero himself. For example, most of Spider-Man's enemies gained their powers through scientific mishaps, and many use animal motifs in their names and costumes. Conversely, Batman's array of brightly-colored lunatics falls squarely into the "contrasts with" category, with a smattering of reflection given Batman's own borderline personality - but it's also composed mostly of Badass Normals like Bats himself. If all or most of the villains in the Rogues Gallery are linked in this way, then you have a Thematic Rogues Gallery.

While this trope is most prevalent in Super Hero stories, it's by no means restricted to them, as some of the examples below show. As long as the franchise has a group of recognizable, distinct antagonists who continually return to cause trouble for the hero, they count as a Rogues Gallery.

Compare Big Bad Ensemble, which is similar but refers to a number of major villains being active, and distinct, threats at a given time, and revolves around the threat they pose rather than the hero whose enemy they are. Contrast Monster of the Week, which is a parade of one-shot villains.

Individual members of a Rogues Gallery have a strong tendency towards The Gimmick, for subtly obvious reasons.

The name of the trope comes from the row of "Wanted" posters displayed in police stations.

Can overlap with Enemies Equals Greatness. Compare Enemies List.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • The Dragon Ball franchise isn't strictly a superhero story (Gohan's "Great Saiyaman" persona notwithstanding, plus there is the frequent comparison of Goku to Superman), but over the course of the different series and movies, and if you include those who have repeat appearances in non-canon material, Goku and friends have faced a respectably-sized number of recurring enemies, most of whom are of alien origin like Goku himself, and who frequently seek to either rule the Earth (or the universe) or destroy it and everyone in it. Those who have shown up in more than one saga or series or in multiple movies include Vegeta, Piccolo (both the original King Piccolo and his reincarnation Piccolo Jr.), Emperor Pilaf, Frieza, Cell, the Red Ribbon Army (led by Commander Red and including Staff Officer Black, Ninja Murasaki, General Blue, Major Metallitron, Captain Yellow, and Dr. Gero and his Androids), Mercenary Tao, Garlic Jr., Cooler, Broly, Hit, and Black Goku. Of course, this includes those who eventually join the good guys, as Vegeta, Piccolo, and Androids 17 and 18 do.
  • Samurai Flamenco, being a series that serves as a light-hearted Reconstruction of superhero tropes, gives the titular hero a set of foes, though they're mostly arc villains. The list of enemies he faces includes King Torture, Beyond Flamenco, Ultimate Prime Minister, Alien Flamenco, and Haiji Sawada.
  • While One Piece isn't a superhero series, the Straw Hat Pirates do face a number of varied and colorful adversaries (some being Marines or bounty-hunters, some being other pirates, some with superpowers and some without) who show up in two or more arcs, including arcs that may fall within the same overall saga, and who oppose them in at least two of those appearances. Foes who fit the bill include Buggy the Clown, "Iron Mace" Alvida (both before and after she got her Devil Fruit, the second time in a Villain Team-Up with Buggy), Dracule Mihawk, Smoker, Sir Crocodile and the agents of Baroque Works (specifically the Mr. 5 team, which serves as main antagonists in two arcs), "Black Cage" Hina, Foxy the Silver Fox (if you include his anime-only appearances), Aokiji, the Cipher Pol 9 agents, Bartholomew Kuma, Gecko Moria, Vice-Admiral Momonga, Kizaru, Akainu, Donquixote Doflamingo, Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin, and the Blackbeard Pirates. Of the ones listed here, though, circumstances may change their standing on the list, since Mihawk is a Noble Demon and semi-Friendly Enemy who only opposes the Straw Hats and other pirates by virtue of him being one of the Shichibukai, Smoker eventually becomes more of a Reasonable Authority Figure whose only real reason for continuing to (officially) pursue the Straw Hats is because they're pirates, Aokiji only opposes the Straw Hats due to his position as an Admiral up until his defection from the Marines, Buggy and Crocodile enter into an Enemy Mine situation with Luffy during the Summit War Saga, and Kuma is more of a Stealth Mentor rather than being truly malicious.
    • On the flip side, any pirate or other criminal who has a bounty poster (including the Straw Hats themselves) counts as being part of a Rogues Gallery for the Marines.
    • In the series' Chopperman specials, which put Chopper in the role of a typical superhero, he gets a cast of regular enemies to fight, based on the other members of the crew: Dr. Usodabada, Zorogilla, Sanjilops, Robiflowan, and the Luffy-Bomber and Frangashan mecha (though Luffy-Bomber does a Heel–Face Turn in his first appearance).
  • Tiger & Bunny, a corporate-sponsored superhero duo, has a set of villains they have to face, some of whom are members of or affiliated with the mysterious Ouroboros organization. Their enemies include Lunatic, Jake Martinez, Kriem, J.G. Benjamin, H-01, and Rotwang—and that's not counting the ones who appear in only one episode.
  • My Hero Academia, as a series about super-powered humans who can undergo official training to become superheroes, naturally has a list of recurring villains, most of whom are members of or affiliated with the League of Villains. This list includes All For One, Kurogiri, Hero Killer Stain, Tomura Shigaraki, Giran, Dabi, Himiko Toga, Mr. Compress, Magne, Spinner, and Twice.
  • Although The Big O is a series about Humongous Mecha as opposed to strictly superhero fare, Roger Smith's constant comparisons to Batman means he gets a group of adversaries over the course of the series. These include Alex Rosewater, Jason Beck, Angel, Schwartzwald, Alan Gabriel, and Agent 12.
  • If you look at Lupin III from the perspective of the law, then Lupin and his gang (Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko) are a recurring Rogues Gallery for Inspector Zenigata. Well, they are criminals, so...
    • On Lupin's end, he has his own list of recurring adversaries across the franchise. These include Zenigata (of course), Rebecca Rossellini, Agent Nyx, Leonardo da Vinci (really), Mr. X, Kyosuke Mamo, and Pycal.

    Comic Books 
  • Batman:
    • Batman is a standout example, both in terms of memorable villains and in terms of sheer size. Many individual members of the Bat-Family all have their own rogues galleries, too. Combine them all and you have one of the biggest rogues gallery in comics history, with new members being added all the time:
    • The most famous examples include Scarecrow,note  Two-Face,note  Poison Ivy,note  Penguin,note  The Riddler,note  Catwoman,note  Mr. Freeze,note  and The Joker.note  Lesser known, but still highly important villains, include Hugo Strange,note  Hush,note  Harley Quinn,note  Clayface,note  Killer Croc,note  Ra's Al-Ghul,note  Deadshot,note  Bane,note  Mad Hatter,note  and Black Mask.note  He's also got a bunch of lower-tier villains like Killer Moth, Firefly, Ventriloquist and Scarface, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Great White Shark, Narcosis, the Court of Owls, Professor Pyg, Dr. Dadelus, Ten-Eyed Man, KG-Beast, Black Spider, Lock-Up, Steeljacket, Orca, Roadrunner, Dr. Phospherus, Lord Death Man, Flamingo, and Cluemaster.note 
    • Depending on the continuity, poor Batman has had to deal with multiple rogues galleries. On the 1960s TV show, King Tut and Egghead were particularly troublesome. The animated series gave us the Clock King and its spinoff comic The Batman Adventures gave us, among others, the trio of Mastermind, The Professor, and Mr. Nice (although they were more in the Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain category, really).
  • Batman's former sidekick Nightwing has his own gallery, including villains that have plagued him from his days with Batman and the Titans: Blockbuster, Torque, the Tarantula, Nite-Wing, Double Dare, Hellhound, Amygdala, the Pierce Brothers... In a subversion, one of them is Shrike, an assassin Nightwing befriended while undercover receiving assassin's training. He thinks that he's Nightwing's worst foe; in reality, Nightwing doesn't even consider him a threat, on one occasion ignoring him and walking away while Shrike chased after him, trying (and failing) to hit him.
  • In Batman Beyond, Bruce Wayne's successor Terry developed his own set, including Blight, Shriek, Inque, Spellbinder, Curare, the Stalker, the Terrific Trio, Terminal, Mad Stan, Willy Watt, Big Time, Preston Powers, the Royal Flush Gang, and the Jokerz. There was even some overlap; Mr. Freeze appeared in one episode, Ra's al Ghul lived to face both Batman after bodyjacking his own daughter and The Joker himself came Back from the Dead to get his own feature presentation.
    • Lampshaded in Batman Beyond; when Terry and Bruce first encounter Shriek, the following exchange takes place:
    Terry: You know this guy?
    Bruce: Sorry, not one of mine.
  • Superman:
  • Supergirl has her own gallery, including Mad Scientist and body-swapper Lesla-Lar, Kryptonian criminal Black Flame, sword-wielding Amazon Nightflame, Satan Girl (name shared by three vastly different enemies), reality-warper Nazi Blackstarr, super-powered Darkseid minion Powerboy, mass-murderer bounty-hunter Lobo, Metallo expy and genocidal thug Reactron (who killed post-Crisis Supergirl's parents and blew New Krypton up), corrupt bussinessman Simon Tycho, Super Soldier Reign and the remainder world-killers -biological super-weapons-, Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On, Cyborg-Superman, and many more.
  • Spider-Man
    • His gallery includes the Green Goblin, Hobgoblin, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Electro, Mysterio, Sandman, Kraven the Hunter, the Vulture, Carnage, the Lizard, the Rhino, Black Cat, the Scorpion, the Shocker, etc. Together with Batman and Superman's, it's considered probably the most well-known Rogues Gallery in all of comicdom.
    • The villains are also good examples of villains crossing over to fight new heroes besides their traditional sparring partners. Electro, for example, has become an enemy to Daredevil as well as Spider-Man, while Spidey himself has thrown down with the enemies of everyone from Iron Man to the Hulk to Captain Marvel.
    • Starting with Brand New Day, many new villains have been introduced in order to keep stories from falling into routine. Among them are Mr. Negative, Menace, Screwball, Paper Doll, Fracture, Overdrive, and Blindside. Of the bunch Mr. Negative, Screwball, and Overdrive proved to be the only ones to have any staying power in Spidey's rogues gsllery.
    • Spider-Girl, his daughter, has a nice rogues gallery as well. Crazy Eight, Killerwatt, the Dragon King, Funny Face, Soldiers of the Serpent, Quickwire, the Hobgoblin, Earthshaker, Mr. Abnormal, Aftershock, Apox, Angel Face, Fury the Goblin Queen, Mr. Nobody, Carolyn Trainer, Killer Frost, Reverb, etc. She even inherited a villain from her father's rogues gallery in the form of Black Tarantula.
    • Due to villain attrition, such as the death of Kraven and the reforming of Sandman as a hero, the Sinister Six has seen a lot of villains take part of the sextet as Doc Ock sought to fill up the empty slots any way he could just to preserve the group name. This has actually lead to the Six's downfall on a few occasions, due to Ock picking a villain who isn't really a team player. for example the one time they let Venom join, his mental instability and obsession with being the one to kill Spider-Man resulted in him going rogue mid-battle, crippling Sandman with a poisonous bite, and basically ruining the plan just as they were about to win. Generally Spidey's villains don't play well with each other.
  • The Flash, in his comic-book incarnation, has an impressively large Rogues Gallery the most recognizable of which include Captain Cold, the Trickster, Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang, Weather Wizard, the Shade, Gorilla Grodd, Heat Wave, the Reverse-Flashes, etc. They were also marked being a really unambitious bunch, considering they all have some incredibly powerful tech and the best use most can think of is simple robberies of local targets. It's implied that many are at least as unstable as Batman's. Most actually called themselves "The Rogues" and are unusually social for supervillains. Gorilla Grodd, the original Reverse Flash, and Zoom are not members of and actually hate the Rogues (the feeling is mutual — the fact that said three villains are probably the most heinous of the Flash's foes is implied to play a large part in the mutual dislike). The Rogues, in turn, have shunned other members of the Flash's Rogues Gallery, such as Abra Kadabra and the Rainbow Raider/s, though they will tolerate them when something big comes up (like Captain Boomerang's funeral) or when their goals coincide.
    • They have an unspoken rule of not to kill the Flash (bar their Justice League appearance). That they actually did it (if accidentally) is the worst thing that ever happened to them.
    • Depending on when the comics were printed, some of Wally's Rogues were sometimes depicted as being Punch Clock Villains who were actually almost friends with the Flash. Notably, scenes like this actually happened in the comic, not just on the cover (that one happened because the Trickster sent Wally an invitation to a Rogues party as a joke - Wally had a date and no better ideas, so he decided to take him up on the invite. All involved find themselves having a surprisingly good time).
    • Several of these have appeared in some form in either the short-lived live-action TV series, or in his appearances on Superfriends, Superman: The Animated Series, and Justice League.
    • The rogues named above were largely enemies of Barry Allen during his run as the Flash in the Silver Age period, and in fact nearly all of them were introduced at that time when the Flash, among other heroes, was being retooled for the then-modern comic era. Enemies peculiar to Jay Garrick, Barry's Golden Age predecessor, included the Turtle, the Thinker, the Fiddler, the Thorn, the Eel, the Rival (Jay's own Reverse-Flash, who merely wore a darker version of Jay's costume with a mask), Rag Doll, and Vandal Savage; while Wally West, Barry's successor, got unique enemies such as Blacksmith, Murmur, Magenta, Girder, Plunder, Cicada, Brother Grimm, Neron, Razer, Peek-a-boo, Tar Pit, and Double Down. A lot of Barry's traditional foes clashed with Wally as well, and some even got successors to their titles, including a new Trickster (Axel Walker, a spoiled rich kid who stole James Jesse's gimmicks and went into crime For the Evulz) and Zoom (Hunter Zolomon, inspired by Eobard Thawne). Bart Allen's tenure as the fourth Flash isn't really long enough to build up a separate Rogues Gallery but, in addition to fighting Barry Allen/Wally West villains, he gains an arch-enemy of his own, Inertia.
  • The Shazam Captain Marvel: the Rogues Gallery includes Dr. Sivana (and all four of his children), Mr. Mind, Black Adam, Mr. Atom, Ibac the Invincible, Sabbac, Oggar, King Kull, the crocodile-gangsters of Planet Punkus, etc. Most (save Black Adam) haven't appeared much lately, but they tend to congregate as the Monster Society of Evil.
    • The Monster Society has the distinction of being the first recurring villain team in comics. So it was Captain Marvel's gallery who first came up with the idea of teaming up to destroy the hero (a tactic which proved about as successful as it usually does.)
  • The X-Men have Magneto, Mystique, Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, Reverend (or Colonel) Stryker, the Shadow King, Black Tom Cassidy, Selene, Sabretooth, The Juggernaut, etc. X-Men being a book about a team, they've got even more groups as enemies: the Brotherhood of Mutants, the Hellfire Club, the Savage Land mutates, the original Hellions, the Acolytes, the Marauders, the Four Horsemen, the Sentinels, and on and on. Team names tend to get reused, and individual members get around a lot, nearly as much as with the X-Men themselves.
    • Making things even more complicated, a few X-Men have their own Rogues galleries! Wolverine has everyone ever involved with the Weapon Plus project (Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, etc.), Jean Grey (thanks to being the incarnation of the Phoenix) is on the entire Shi'ar Empire's shit list, and Xavier himself has personal issues with Magneto, the Shadow King, Cassandra Nova, and Cain "Juggernaut" Marko. Cyclops and his brother Havok are of special interest to Mr. Sinister (who has up to THREE teams of Psycho for Hire assassins!), Beast has to deal with his Age of Apocalypse Evil Counterpart Dark Beast, Banshee and Black Tom are cousins, and Colossus has a Cain and Abel dynamic with his brother Mikhael Rasputin. The X-Men have so many enemies it's a wonder how they keep track of them all. And while some of the above are currently dead, this is X-Men, so they'll probably be back.
  • Wonder Woman has the Cheetah, Giganta, Dr. Psycho, Dr. Cyber, Angle Man, Baroness Von Gunther, Silver Swan, Veronica Cale, the Queen of Fables, and some gods gone bad (Ares, Hades, etc.) and other figures from Greek Mythology (Hercules, Medusa, Circe). If it stems from mythology, especially Classical Mythology, its likely Wonder Woman encountered it. However, many of the more recent rogues are often skipped over due to Wonder Woman's continual battle with Depending on the Writer.
  • Each Green Lantern to headline his own series has had a collection of recurring foes, though they rarely if ever have teamed up collectively.
    • Alan Scott: Vandal Savage (arguably his archnemesis), Solomon Grundy, the Sportsman, the Icicle, the Gambler, the Harlequin (who actually only became a villain in the first place to date, and, subsequently, marry Alan) and the Thorn (the mother of his two children).
    • Hal Jordan: Sinestro (definitely his archnemesis), the Manhunters, Kanjar Ro, Atrocitus, Hector Hammond, Star Sapphire (Hal's sometimes-girlfriend), Dr. Polaris, the Tattooed Man, Evil Star, Black Hand, Goldface (another Heel–Face Turn), Sonar, and the Shark.
    • Kyle Rayner: Major Force (on loan from Captain Atom and not really his archnemesis, but he's loomed large in Kyle's life anyway, thanks largely to what he did to his first girlfriend), Oblivion, Grayven, Effigy, Alex Nero, Fatality, Brainwave Jr., and Amon Sur. Kyle, in an issue of his comic, bemoans the fact that he has a lousy Rogues Gallery, compared to his friend Wally West (The Flash).
    • As of Green Lantern: Rebirth and the subsequent relaunch of the franchise, Hal and Kyle's galleries have more or less merged into a collective Rogues Gallery for the entire Green Lantern Corps, with the additions of Parallax, Mongul, Cyborg-Superman, Superboy-Prime, Krona, and the Sinestro Corps.
    • Furthermore, the GL Corps now have their own rival factions, including the Red Lanterns, Black Lanterns, Agent Orange, and the aforementioned Sinestro Corps. The Star Sapphire name is now applied to a corps as well, although they don't have any designs towards antagonizing the Green Lanterns.
  • In addition to their individual enemies, the Justice League of America had a handful of villains that regularly fought them as a team: Amazo, Despero, Starro the Conqueror, Kanjar Ro, Starbreaker, The Shaggy Man (later known as the General), The Queen Bee, and Prometheus, to name but a few.
    • Two of the most famous villain teams are the Injustice League and the Secret Society of Supervillains.
  • The Justice Society of America's Rogues Gallery is made up mostly of the surviving foes of their individual members from back in The Golden Age of Comic Books, as well as said foes' legacies and a few add-ons from more recent years. These include but are not limited to: Vandal Savage, the Wizard, and the Ultra-Humanite (more or less collectively the team's archfoes), plus Per Degaton, Wotan, Solomon Grundy, the Rival, the Tigress, Shiv, the Gentleman Ghost, Johnny Sorrow, Roulette, Icicle II, the Thinker, Killer Wasp, Rag Doll, and on-again-off-again Anti-Hero Black Adam.
  • Both the League and the Society occasionally fall foul of various terrorist groups (Kobra, the Illuminati) and shadowy government organizations (The D.E.O., The Agency, Checkmate).
  • Likewise, The Avengers fought both the enemies of their individual members (such as Loki and The Red Skull) and their own collective enemies, including Ultron, Kang the Conqueror, Graviton, Count Nefaria, and the various incarnations of The Masters of Evil.
  • Captain America's gallery consists mostly of threats to the American way of life: Nazis (The Red Skull, both Barons Zemo), terrorist organizations (HYDRA, U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M.), internal threats (The Secret Empire, led by President Nixon), and The French (Batroc ze Lee-pair). That said, he's also battled more conventional supervillains like Solarr, the Porcupine, the Animus, and the Serpent Society. The Captain has also repeatedly clashed with the likes of the Scorpion, Mister Hyde, and Marvel's version of the Scarecrow.
  • Since Iron Man began as a vehicle for Cold War stories, his gallery were nearly all communists — the Mandarin (not technically a communist but more of a Yellow Peril), the Crimson Dynamo, the Unicorn, and the Titanium Man. Eventually, when the Cold War threats died down, his enemies became tailored to be antagonists to a playboy industrialist millionaire: Iron Monger, Justin Hammer and Sunset Bain (two business rivals), Doctor Doom (a dictator and technocrat who has what may be an even more powerful suit of armor than his own), the Ghost (an industrial saboteur), Whiplash/Blacklash (one of Hammer's longtime employees), the Blizzard (an embittered ex-employee who was fired by Stark for stealing from the company, and created his own suit of armor in an attempt at revenge), Firebrand (a radical anarchist determined to destroy capitalism and lead a utopian revolution), the Spymaster (an industrial spy), Madame Masque (a masked criminal saboteur, as well as an on-again, off-again girlfriend), Firepower (an armored warrior sponsored by the U.S. government, who wanted to destroy Iron Man when they thought he had gone rogue), the Melter (a crooked industrialist who was run out of business and set out to sabotage Stark Enterprises), Sunturion (another armored warrior who worked for a rival company), and the Living Laser (a psychopath with deadly laser blasters strapped to his wrists, who started out lusting after one of Iron Man's teammates but soon developed a loathing for Iron Man himself).
    • After the downfall of the Soviet Union, many of the Soviet villains were altered somewhat, with the Crimson Dynamo armor being used by petty criminals or by people with other non-Communist political agendas, the Unicorn having become a Cloudcuckoolander, and the Titanium Man embittered over Russia's transition to a capitalist democracy and determined to destroy Iron Man, who he blames for the change.
    • Then there's Fin Fang Foom, because you can't have a hero in shining armor without a bona fide fire-breathing dragon to fight. Foom also hates the Mandarin, because the Mandarin stole his ten power rings from Foom's spaceship (yes, Foom is a fire-breathing Chinese dragon from space. And that is awesome).
  • The Teen Titans have had Deathstroke, Terra, Trigon, Brother Blood, Blackfire, Psimon, and occasionally the Brotherhood of Evil. More recent additions are Jericho and evil counterparts like the Terror Titans and the Titans of Tomorrow.
  • Sleepwalker had a strange collection of original villains, including costumed criminals (8-Ball, the Chain Gang, Spectra, Psyko), uncostumed villains (Lullaby and the Bookworm), crazed government agents (the Office of Insufficient Evidence, the Thought Police), and supernatural demons (Mr. Jyn and Cobweb). In his short career, Sleepy also found time to mess with the villains of the X-Men (Brotherhood of Evil Mutants), Spider-Man (the Hobgoblin), and Doctor Strange (Nightmare).
  • Averted in Watchmen: One of the reasons the first wave of masked crime-fighters didn't work out well was that there weren't nearly as many villains that wore costumes, and they just ended up convincing criminals to work in less conspicuous ways.
  • Naturally Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme of Marvel Comics, has a rogues gallery, although it's extremely unusual. Strange's foes range from other human sorcerers (Baron Mordo) to demonic entities from other dimensions who want to take over the Earth (Nightmare, Dormammu, the Dweller-in-Darkness) to out-and-out Eldritch Abominations (Shuma-Gorath) to ancient super weapons left behind (Zom). To complicate matters, sometimes these entities use humans as agents or vessels to attack Strange when they can't go after him directly (e.g. Dormammu possessing The Hood).
  • Even though her series is only 38 issues long, Kate Spencer, the Manhunter, has quite an impressive rogues gallery. Sweeney Todd, Copperhead, the Monocle, Phobia, Dr. Phobia, Everyman, and Vesetech.
  • The C-List Heroes of Great Lakes Aveng -- uhm -- X-Me -- uhm Champi -- uh... Initiative have a rogues gallery consisting of Gene "Leather Boy" Lorrene, Dr. Tannenbaumm, Deathurge (the Squirrel), and Maelstrom. Yes, most of them are even D-List Villains.
  • While (for rather obvious reasons) The Punisher has a small rogues gallery in the sense of recurring targets... Jigsaw is the most long-running character he's ever had to deal with, even when the original Jigsaw was killed in the regular Marvel Universe, as Stuart Clarke eventually "succeeded" him, although Nicky Cavella (2 arcs) and Kathie O'Brien's husband Rawlins (3), and finally the Generals briefly joined in the MAX universe under Garth Ennis' years as author.
    • Barracuda, the Made of Iron backstabbing mercenary introduced in the MAX universe, also lasted for a few arcs and got his own miniseries. After surviving a ridiculous number of injuries throughout the series, Barracuda was finally Killed Off for Real after Frank tore off his nose with a pair of pliers, chopped off his arms, and blew his head off with an AK-47.
    • Terrorist-for-hire Saracen had a sixteen-issue run in the 616 universe.
    • Other enemies of Castle's who have made appearances in three or more issues include Damage, Thorn, Rosalie Carbone, Rapido, Ma Gnucci, the Russian, Recoil, Bushwacker, Sniper, Blackwell, the Elite, and Johnny Nightmare.
  • The Fantastic Four have a rather wide-ranging gallery, from Galactus to Doctor Doom to The Red Ghost and his Super Apes, taking in Puppet Master, Mad Thinker, Rama-Tut, Mole Man, Diablo, the Skrulls, the Kree, Terrax, Wizard and the Frightful Four. It says something, however, that their "Oh, right, it's Tuesday again. And right in the middle of Andy Griffith" foes are most of the universe's "Anyone know a really, really interventionist deity?" foes. (Obviously, this does not apply to the Super Apes.)
  • In the very early stories written by Stan Lee, even the Human Torch and Ant-Man had their own rogue's galleries before they became full-time team heroes. The Torch faced off against the Beetle, Plant-Man, the Trapster, and the Wizard, while Ant-Man battled the likes of Whirlwind, Egghead, and the Porcupine. The Wizard went on to become a significant threat to the Fantastic Four, while the rest of them languished as minor villains... they weren't Stan's best creations.
  • Most of the Incredible Hulk's enemies are other super-strong bruisers who can actually go a few rounds with the Big Green Machine without immediately getting turned into roadkill, like the Abomination, Mister Hyde, Madman, the Glob, and the Wendigo. Not everyone fits the bill however, such as the Leader, a Mad Scientist and Evil Genius who has as much brains as the Hulk does brawn; the U-Foes, a collective Evil Counterpart to the Fantastic Four with a similar origin and powers, although they never actually met the Four; Zzzax, a sentient electrical field; Mercy, a fragile-looking and wayward Dark Magical Girl; the Gamma Corps, a collection of other gamma-mutated humans who serve the Leader; and Rock and Redeemer, one of whom is a sentient shapeshifting boulder and the other who wears a suit of deadly power armor. The Hulk has even battled a couple of Eldritch Abominations, like the Crawling Unknown (a giant, cancerlike growth that mutated out of control), and Sh'mballah, an Expy of Cthulhu who tried to conquer the Earth, messed with the Hulk, and didn't live to regret it. The Hulk is also a popular choice for villains who fight someone besides their traditional enemies, as he's tangled with the likes of the Sandman and the Rhino and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and the Juggernaut. The Hulk is also one of the few Marvel characters who has other heroes in his rogues gallery, regularly slugging it out with The Mighty Thor, Wolverine, and The Thing.
  • Daredevil, despite usually keeping to one area of New York City, has managed to rack up quite a Rogues Gallery, amongst them the Kingpin, assassin for hire Bullseye, on and off again girlfriend/Greek Goddess of Death Elektra, evil ninja cult the Hand, and then there's Owl, Bullet, Stilt-Man, Turk, Typhoid Mary, Tombstone, Mister Hyde, Mister Fear, the Death-Stalker, the Gladiator, the Eel, and Electro and Mysterio, who DD shares with Spider-Man. Even Anti-Hero The Punisher clashes with Daredevil often enough that the two show up in each other's series at least once on each run!
  • The Mighty Thor's rogues gallery is a strange mishmash of mythological villains and costumed criminals. Some of his enemies are derived from Norse Mythology, like his brother Loki, and the fire giant Surtur, and those who hail from the worlds of myth but were created by Stan Lee like Ulik the rock troll, Amora the Enchantress, and Skurge the Executioner, but even in the early Stan Lee-scripted stories he fought mortal villains like the Wrecking Crew, the Absorbing Man, Mister Hyde, the Cobra, Radioactive Man, Zarrko, and the Grey Gargoyle.
  • The original Spider-Woman developed a considerable rogues gallery of her own during her original 50-issue series in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including Viper, the Brothers Grimm, the Needle, the Flying Tiger, Nekra, Dr. Karl Malus, the Hangman, Gypsy Moth, the Human Fly (on loan from Spider-Man), Daddy Long Legs, Turner D. Century, the Waxman, and her Arch-Enemy Morgan Le Fey.
  • Different incarnations of the Ghost Rider had their own rogues galleries, including both demonic villains like Deathwatch, Blackout, Hag & Troll, and Lilith, and more conventional costumed villains like the Orb, the Water Wizard, and Marvel's own version of the Scarecrow.
  • Disney Ducks Comic Universe: A non-superhero example would be with Scrooge McDuck, most notably in the comics by Carl Barks and Don Rosa. Along with the Beagle Boys, who are constantly trying to rob Scrooge blind, he has to contend with Magica De Spell, an evil sorceress who constantly tries to steal Scrooge's #1 Dime because she thinks it has magic powers; the snooty John D. Rockerduck, who simply inherited his money instead of working for it like Scrooge did; and Flintheart Glomgold, who has all of Scrooge's drive and determination but none of his ethics or morals. There's also Blackheart Beagle, the Beagle Boys' grandfather, founder, and occasional leader who is depicted as Scrooge's Arch-Enemy and is constantly trying to rob Scrooge blind with the aid of his family The Beagle Boys. Later day additions include the country of Brutopia and Arpine Lusene, who's out to steal Scrooge's money simply to show that he can, or, at the very least, make it disappear so he can claim he did.
    • The Beagle Boys, Flintheart, and Magica all became regulars on DuckTales.
    • Interestingly, while both come from the original canon, Rockerduck and Flintheart rarely if ever are featured in the same canon in modern comics. In America Flintheart is prevalent while in Europe Rockerduck is more famous, and as a result hardly any American fan is aware of Rockerduck and the same applies to European fans for Flintheart, which resulted in their personalities to have evolved over time to be the same. Thus, you can call Rockerduck "Europe's Flintheart" and Flintheart "America's Rockerduck".
  • Superman analogue Supreme has Darius Dax, the Televillain, Korgo the Space Tyrant, Shadow Supreme, Emerpus, Optilux, and Szasz the Sprite Supreme, among others. Almost all of these are transparent Captains Ersatz of Superman villains.
  • Aquaman has Black Manta and Ocean Master sharing archvillain status, with Carapax, the Fisherman, the Scavenger, the Human Flying Fish, King Shark, the Eel, Marine Marauder, the Deep Six, the Thirst, Kordax, and Charybdis rounding out the ranks.
  • Deconstructed in Bates and Weisman's version of Captain Atom, in which Cap had a fictitious rogues' gallery that the military designed for him as part of his publicly-revealed false origin. Since that origin was his original, Silver Age Charlton origin, his fake rogues' gallery, most notably Dr. Spectro, were drawn from his actual Charlton stories. On top of which, some of these fake villains later became real ones. Plus which, they, along with many of his other actual rogues, including, again, Dr. Spectro, as well as Major Force, The Ghost (at one time), and Wade Eiling, worked for the same secret military project he himself worked for. He also had "regular" rogues like Plastique and the Queen Bee.
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes has loads and loads of recurring enemies, including at least three teams of villains:
    • The Fatal Five: Tharok, Manos, Validus, Emerald Empress, and the Persuader (plus, on one occasion, Mordecai standing in for Validus).
    • The Legion of Super-Villains: Lightning Lord, Saturn Queen, Cosmic King, Chameleon Chief, Esper Lass, Hunter, Magno Lad, Micro Lad, Nemesis Kid, Ol-Vir, Radiation Roy, Ron-Karr, Spider Girl, Sun Emperor, Tyr, and Zymyr.
    • The Justice League of Earth: Earth-Man, Storm Boy, Golden Boy, Tusker, Eyeful Ethel, and Radiation Roy and Spider Girl from the LSV.
    • And numerous unaffiliated villains: Mordru, the Time Trapper, Computo, Universo, the Dark Circle, Leland McCauley, Imperiex, Evillo, Grimbor the Chainsman, and so on and so forth.
  • Tintin isn't a superhero, but he did have a series of recurring antagonists: Roberto Rastapopulous (Cigars of the Pharaoh, The Blue Lotus, The Red Sea Sharks, Flight 714), Colonel Sponsz (Destination Moon, Explorers on the Moon, The Calculus Affair), Allan (The Crab with the Golden Claws, Flight 714), Dr. Mueller (The Black Island, Land of Black Gold), and General Tapioca (The Broken Ear, Tintin and the Picaros).
    • Also to a minor extent Dawson (The Blue Lotus, The Red Sea Sharks) and Emir Bab El-Ehr (Land of Black Gold, The Red Sea Sharks).
  • The Savage Dragon has hundreds of rogues between the Vicious Circle, various Overlords, Darklord, Thor, Solar Man, The Fiend, his Evil Doppelgänger, etc.
  • Judge Dredd has a rather small gallery, since (much like Punisher) most of his enemies end up dead, and many of those that he sends to prison don't pop up again. Recurring villains include Judge Death (who's immortal), PJ Maybe (who's both incredibly lucky and a master of escape), and the recently retired Mean Machine Angel. One could perhaps also add Orlok, though he tends to tangle more with Anderson.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog, in his self-titled series, has acquired a large Rogues Gallery over the comic's long run. Aside from his Arch-Enemy Dr. Robotnik/Eggman, Sonic and his friends have also had to deal with Eggman's nephew Snively, Ixis Naugus, Mammoth Mogul, the Destructix, Scourge and the Suppression Squad, Warlord Kodos (now deceased), A.D.A.M. and E.V.E.note  (also deceased), the Iron Queen and King, the Battle Bird Armada, and traitors like Fiona Fox, Drago Wolf, and Geoffrey St. John. And that's not even counting all of Robotnik's numerous robots with more character than mere Mooks.
  • DC's Firestorm has a Rogues Gallery that could be charitably described as... deficient. Not only are the vast majority laughably underpowered compared to the hero (who has to carry around an Idiot Ball the size of a house for them to be any threat to him whatsoever), but they seem to made up mostly of perverts or offensive stereotypes. This article covers several of the worst offenders.
    • But at least there were both Killer Frosts, Typhoon, Brimstone, and Tokamak. None of whom were slouches in the power department.
  • Before they lost their powers en masse, the Order of Despots was this to the Pantheon in All Fall Down.
  • Even Howard the Duck had an off-kilter Rogues' Gallery, headlined by recurring nemeses Doctor Bong and the Kidney Lady, and including the likes of Pro-Rata, the Cosmic Accountant; Doctor Angst, Master of Mundane Mysticism; Betsy the Hellcow; and Le Beaver.
  • Mickey Mouse faced many adversaries in the Mickey Mouse Comic Universe, but his most notable enemies, aside from Peg-Leg Pete, include an Amoral Attorney named Sylvester Shyster, a stingy old man named Eli Squinch, a trio of simian mad scientists named Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex, and his Arch-Enemy, the Phantom Blot.
  • Vampirella: Vampirella has had a shifting rogues gallery over the years. Some of her most frequent recurring enemies include Dracula, the progenitor of all evil vampires; the Mad God of Evil Chaos, who rules over Hell; Von Kreist, an undead Psycho for Hire Serial Killer; and the Blood Red Queen of Hearts, a body-hopping demoness.


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  • Disney villains in general serve as this for the entire franchise, even if the movies are mostly self-contained. You'll see them grouped together as bad guys almost as often as you'll see the princesses grouped together.
  • The Lego Batman Movie parodied Batman's absurdly large rogue's gallery. Joker's evil plot at the beginning featured dozens of Batman villains, including more common villains like the Joker, Harley Quinn, the Riddler, Scarecrow, Bane, Two-Face, Catwoman, the Penguin, and Killer Croc, but also obscure and frankly absurd villains including Clay Face, Crazy Quilt, Eraser, Polka-Dot Man, Tarantula, King Tut, Orca, Killer Moth, Zodiac Master, Gentleman Ghost, Clock King, Calendar Man, Zebra Man, and Condiment King. Lampshaded when Joker assures the pilot of the plane he's hijacking that they are, in fact, all real villains, and recommending that he google them. The Joker then goes on to create an even more absurd rogues gallery for Batman featuring villains from other franchises.

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  • Not a standard Superhero gig, but the Harry Potter books have a Rogues Gallery of Death Eaters, including (though most definitely not limited to) Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Peter Pettigrew, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Voldemort himself. There are essentially two groups of Death Eaters, the colorful rogues gallery and the Mooks. There isn't really an official distinction between these two groups in-universe, however.
  • Richard Sharpe has Obadiah Hakeswill, Pierre Ducos, William Dodd, Sir Henry Simmerson, General Calvet and many others.
  • Though each book has its own villains, The Dresden Files does have a number of recurring villains and factions who make trouble for the eponymous wizard, including the Denarians, Cowl, Queen Mab, Corpsetaker, Mavra, the Red Court, the White Court, and the Black Council.
  • The Wheel of Time has the thirteen Forsaken, powerful mages with Chronic Backstabbing Disorder practicing general villainy and trying to kill the heroes.
  • Jess Nevins notes that Dr. Jack Quartz assembled many of Nick Carter's former foes as part of a coordinated effort against Nick Carter.

    • Dime Novel hero Nick Carter had quite an assortment of enemies: Dr Jack Quartz, his Arch-Enemy;Dazaar the Arch Fiend, mistress of disguise and master knife thrower;Scylla the Sea Robber, a female pirate with an all female crew; Baroness Latour; Zanoni the Woman Wizard; Praxatel of the Iron Arm, one of the first cyborgs;the gambler Dan Derrington; Burton Quintard, Nick's first recurring foe; Gaston Dupont, a student of Professor Quartz's; the six Dalney Brothers, each one stronger than even Nick himself, etc.
  • Sexton Blake also had recurring foes.
  • Percy Jackson of Percy Jackson and the Olympians ends up having a rogue's gallery of various Greek (and now Roman) characters, including the Furies, the Minotaur, Medusa, Cerberus, Hyperion, Kronos, Gaea, Polybotes, Ares, Luke Castellan, The Nemean Lion, The Gorgons and Anteus, among others. Similarly, the Egyptian heroes of The Kane Chronicles, which take place in the same universe, have a rogues gallery of their own, including Aphophis, Setne, Sobek, and Vladimir Menshikov. Though, due to how there are far less named monsters in Egyptian Mythology, and being a shorter book series, its naturally going to be less than Percy's.
  • Despite it being a superhero novel, the concept is mentioned but mostly unseen in Legacy The Tale Of The American Eagle; in American Eagle's hideout in an early chapter, a trophy wall is described and several names are dropped, but since he leaves the country immedaitely after for the majority of the book, details about them are left in the air upon his return in the final chapter, two are shown; Arsenic (who wasn't mentioned in the tropy wall), and 9 Volt (who was). Both are dispatched quickly and without too much worry, implying that his adventures have made him grow beyond them.

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  • Parodied in Calvin and Hobbes with Calvin's alter-ego Stupendous Man when Calvin imagines many of the people he knows as his supervillainous enemies. Susie becomes "Annoying Girl", Miss Wormwood becomes the "Crab Teacher," Rosalyn becomes "Baby-Sitter Girl," and Calvin's Mom becomes Stupendous Man's Arch-Enemy, "Mom-Lady." You may have noticed that all these enemies "happen" to be women, which suggests that Stupendous Man might be a Politically Incorrect Hero; in any case, since Calvin is a confirmed hater of all females, there's never any Foe Yay.
    • Hobbes, on the other hand...
    Hobbes: I almost told [Susie] our code when she rubbed my tummy.
    Calvin: Good gravy, whose side are you on?!
  • A comic strip in the Philippines, entitled 'Pugad Baboy' (translated: Pig's Nest), about a town of fat Filipinos features several long-story adventure arcs with its protagonist talking dog, Polgas (translated: "Flea"). Polgas has amassed a bit of a Rogues Gallery with recurring villains such as Atong Damuho, Col. Manyakis, and Sendong Langib. Read The Other Wiki for details:
  • Dick Tracy could be considered a Trope Maker, as he had his own Rogues Gallery (Big Boy, Pruneface, Flattop, Mumbles, etc.) decades before many of the others, though Dick tended to off his foes after one or two appearances.
  • Slylock Fox has a list of villains who he always has to outfit in every strip. His Rogues Gallery consists of Count Weirdly, Wanda Witch, Slick Smitty, Reeky Rat, Shady Shrew, Cassandra Cat, Harry Ape, Koppy Kat, Big Brad Wolf, and Buford Bull.
  • The Phantom, as a series and franchise that's over 80 years old by this point, has a rather sizable list of foes across various media. In the newspaper strips and the comic books his foes consist of the Singh Brotherhoodnote , Eric "The Nomad" Sahara, Chatu "the Python," Skul and his terrorist organization T, Goldhand, the Sky Band, Kigali Lubanga and his father Bawuko, the Iron Hand, General Tara and his right-hand man Major Isaru, the Black Carnation, Bullets, Ali Gutaale, General Bababu, the High Priest of Kua, and Manuel Ortega.
    • In the Phantom 2040 spin-off series, the 24th Phantom gets his own gallery in Rebecca Madison, Max Madison Jr., Graft, Gorda, Gunnar the Hunter (who appears for only one episode), Queen Nia (who appears for two), Sean One, and to a lesser degree Doctor Jak and Vaingloria.
  • Mandrake the Magician, the Phantom's fellow King Features creation and frequent in-universe ally, has a smaller rogues gallery, but it's by no means any less dangerous. It consists of Luciphor "the Cobra", Derek, Aleena, the Mole, Octon and the crime syndicate 8, and the Clay Camel.
  • Flash Gordon, yet another King Features creation, has his own gallery as well, most being natives of the planet Mongo but also a few based on Earth. His list of foes includes Ming the Merciless, Azura the Witch Queen, the Red Sword organization, Kang the Cruel (Ming's son), Prince Polon, Queen Rubia, Pyron the Comet Master, and Baron Dak-Tula.
  • Popeye, one more character from King Features, has a rather oddball list of enemies across the various media where he has appeared (to include both the comic strips, cartoon shorts, and the live-action movie), including the Sea Hag, Bluto and his expy Brutus and twin brother Burlo, Patcheye the Pirate, Bullo Oxheart and his mother Mrs. Oxheart, Mr. No-No, Bolo, Willie Wormwood, Rokh, the Martians (including their champion, Jetoe), various sea monsters (which, considering Popeye's a sailor, makes some sense), and numerous bulls (yes, really).

  • Spider-Man's Rogues are prominently featured all over Gottlieb's The Amazing Spider-Man pinball. Green Goblin, the Vulture, Dr. Octopus, and the Black Widow are on the backglass, while the playfield has the Lizard, the Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, and the Scorpion.

  • The Drunken Peasants have a selection of people whose videos they respond to. While the roster changes from time to time, but the most recurring ones right now are The Vigilant Christian Mario, Gazi Kodzo, Onision, Wild Bill and Tommy Sotomayor. Brett Keane was also featured on many episodes of DP, to the point of having an entire segment dedicated to him, but the Peasants eventually decided to stop giving him attention and to let his channel starve.

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  • Most of the contestants of Last Res0rt ARE the Rogues Gallery. Having a pack of condemned criminals tends to indicate they've all been put there for SOME reason...
  • Sluggy Freelance - Hereti Corp, Oasis, K'Z'K, the Dimension of Pain demons, Dr. Crabtree, The Evil, and, depending on the storyline, Bun-Bun. Different members of the Rouges Gallery meeting each other has been pretty rare so far, though a potential meeting between Hereti Corp and K'Z'K's cult is supposedly enough to lead to the destruction of reality.
  • The Adventures of Dr. McNinja has been building up towards a proper gallery for some time now, with members like King Radical, Dracula, Frans Rayner, Mongo the Uberninja, Donald Mc Bonald, and Dr. Mc Luchador.
  • The Order of the Stick often brings villains back in new arcs, especially the Linear Guild, with its rotating cast of evil opposites (some of which return each time), and arguably Miko being brought back after her initial "go fetch the Order" arc to participate in the Battle of Azure City. Currently, the Order's rouge's gallery consists of the members of Xykon's Team Evil, the Linear Guild, the Thieves' Guild (technically), General Tarquin and his team [[Spoiler:excluding Malack, who was killed by Nale]], the IFCC (though only V knows about them, and he/she doesn't know the extent of their threat), and Qarr the imp. Miko and Kubota both qualified, but not anymore, due to both being dead. [[Spoiler:Given that the current only member of the Linear Guild who hasn't jumped ship (Hilgya, Leeky Windstaff, Pompey) or killed (the various Kobolds, Nale, Zz'dtri, and presumably Thog) is Sabine, it can probably be safely assumed that they no longer pose a threat to the Order]]. [[Spoiler:Durkon probably also qualifies, due to his brief membership of the Linear Guild following his vampirization, and especially following his Heel–Face Turn when he revealed himself to be the High Priest of Hel]].
  • The Non-Adventures of Wonderella parodies this trope as all members of her Rogues Gallery have names ending in 'ella. She even told one would-be nemesis whose first alias did not end in 'ella that she couldn't be in her Rogue's Gallery until she got with the program. (They also function as a support group.)
  • The annual villains of Bob and George are Yellow Demon, Bob, Mynd, MegaMan, Helmeted Author / Helmut / Fistandantilus / Raistlin, Evil Overlord Mike / Ninja Ned and Non-Alternate Mynd, X and Bob again. There's also Dr. Wily.

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  • Interviewing Leather discusses these sorts of groups, from the so-called "C-list super villain" perspective. The Henchman's guild charges them a LOT more, due to the higher injury and death rates... And the work tends to be less profitable over all. They do get more publicity, though.
  • Most of the heroes in the Global Guardians PBEM Universe have a Rogues Gallery that was created by their player specifically for the characters. In some cases, a hero team would have one (mostly created by the Game Master).
    • The Rogues Gallery for the titular Global Guardians (the setting's version of the Justice League, include Abyss, The Blood Red King, Doctor Simian and Prime 8, Dagon, the radioactive Megaton, the Mujahedin, the Oppressor, Armageddon Girl, Nemesis, the Masters of Mayhem, Paragon, and the Warlord.
    • Battlecat's Rogues Gallery includes Demise, Baron Samedi, Blackwing, Domino, James DeLongis ("costumes and fancy names are for pussies), Jane Doe, and Black Annis.
    • The Crimestoppers regularly fight Evil Mensa, the Seventh-Inning Stretch, the Capital Gang, The Blank, the One Name Bandits, and the Five Senses (Not Six, Because ESP Isn't Really a Sense in the Traditional Sense of the Word).
    • The New York Knights fight the Brothers Grimm, Bodyshop, Play Time, Overdrive, and the Brain Trust.
    • Disney's official hero team, Imagination, regularly opposes the Gear Grinders, Small Wonder, Tom Foolery, the Marauders, and the Heroes of Filmland (a rival hero team sponsored by Universal Studios).
    • The Students at the Hyperion Academy have come up against the Exiles (a group of disaffected, superpowered runaway teenagers), Doctor XX and her minions, the Scions (a group of telepathic teenage siblings), and El Cerebro.
  • That Guy with the Glasses has been developing a few throughout it's shows, mainly thanks to the increasing amounts of plot present in them.
  • The video crossover genre, Pooh's Adventures features tons of villains for Pooh and his friends to face, ranging from an alliance of Disney Villains, to Bowser's Family. There's even a group called the "Villain Leage". Its wiki has a full list of the villains.
  • The Thrilling Adventure Hour:
    • "The Adventures of Captain Laserbeam", a parody of Silver Age comic stories, has a large number of Punny Named rogues for its two main superheroes, Captain Laserbeam and Phillip Fathom, Deep Sea Detective. Among them include the Numbler, Shape Ape, and the Die-Brarian for Captain Laserbeam. Phillip Fathom's foes tends to be more aquatic themed, such as Fishwife, Thug Boat, and Angler Management. Fathom, as a Batman expy, also has his equivalent to the Joker with Tom Foolery.
    • Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars has a modest gallery of his own, consisting of the likes of Jupiter spy Jib Janeen, robot outlaw Techs, Los Banditos Mutantes, Kevin the Spider, and the MurderMen.
    • While "The Cross-Time Adventures of Colonel Tick-Tock" features temporal anomalies as often as it does actual supervillains, the Colonel has still faced off with foes like the Greenwich Meanie, the Timekeeper, and a former confederate of his, Tetley Archibald Drake.
    • "Beyond Belief" has a few recurring foes alongside the standard supernatural nasties Frank and Sadie Doyle confront, most prominent among them being archenemy Nightmares the Clown, but also including the Large Ham vampire Carlysle Ravencastle, Dark Husband to the Midnight and wannabe conman Bobo Brubaker.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series has a regular cast of enemies whose levels of antagonism toward Yugi and company range from comically inept to seriously homicidal to somewhere in between. The list includes Seto Kaiba, Hair Guy (Kemo from the original series), Yami Bakura (a.k.a. "Florence"), Bandit Keith, Marik, Maximillion Pegasus, Weevil Underwood and Rex Raptor, Zombie-Boy (Bonz from the original series), Sid and Zygore, Zorc Necrophades, the Big Five, Dartz, and Shadi. Most of these are members of Marik's Evil Council, which spends more time thinking up overly-complicated plans to kill Yugi than actually trying to kill Yugi; as far as the membership goes, Kaiba refused to join the group, Shadi and the Big Five aren't members, and Dartz and his minions were deliberately not invited by Marik ("they're just a bunch of dorks"), though Rebecca and her evil teddy bear are later made members (well, the teddy bear is, anyway; Rebecca is just there to accompany it).
  • The trolls that regularly call in on True Capitalist Radio among other things composed of a guy who pretty much lives on a bathtub, stereotypical African-American welfare fraud who lives "the ghetto way", numerous trans- and homosexuals who want to have sex with Ghost, bronies as well as actual ponies from the show, African man who likes to read erotic Anne Frank fanfiction, guy who Ghost genuinely liked until finding out that he has a diaper fetish and wrote My Little Pony fan fics about it, guy who keeps drinking his own urine over and over again, former McDonalds mascot and current white supremacist rapper with a moon for a head, sick twisted version of Kermit The Frog who wants to have sex with Ghost and various other things and the list goes on and on.

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