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.
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
. 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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- From the world of Alternate Universe Fics, we have Ultimate Sleepwalker: The New Dreams. where the titular alien hero has faced off against the likes of 8-Ball, Lullaby, the Bookworm, Lightmaster, Spectra, the Thought Police, Hellrazor, Mr. Jyn, the Chain Gang, the Ringer, Equinox, the Nasty Boys, Fever Pitch, the Serpent Society, Electro, Cobweb, Jack the Ripper, the Dreadknight, The Scarecrow, Sh'mballah, Mr. FX, the Shiver Man, Mr. Hyde, the Mutant Liberation Front, the Green Goblin, Moonstone, the Hobgoblin, Carrion, Chimera and Psyko.
- In the same universe as Ultimate Sleepwalker, we have Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light. Our arachnid heroine has tangled with the likes of Blizzard, Firebrand, the Brothers Grimm, Will O'the Wisp, Moonstone, Tarot, Boomerang, the Nasty Boys, the Constrictor, Polestar, the Bookworm, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Supercharger, Joystick, 8-Ball, Mayhem, Netshape, Black Mamba, Swarm, Scorpia, and Jack O' Lantern.
- The Pokemon Fan Fic Brave New World has a pretty large one, including Oblivion's Shadow, Dr. Taranchulus, Chobin, Bellum (and her daughters), Paul... and those are just the most important ones.
- Calvin and Hobbes: The Series has Dr. Brainstorm, his assistant Jack, Holographic Retro, Rupert and Earl, and their crew...
- In the Darkwing Duck fanfiction series, Negaverse Chronicles, the Friendly Four are developing a rather impressive list of villains. Negaduck and his goons, Dr. Khola, Dingo, and Phyros are all recurring foes. Others with the potential to return in later chapters include Stegomutt, Morgana, Gizmoduck, Gyro, Cara Foxworthy...
Films — Animated
- 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.
Films — Live-Action
- Austin Powers both uses and subverts the trope: Most of the villains in the piece are already part of a single organization, and most of them are killed off by the Big Bad, Dr. Evil, at the beginning of the movie. However, a few new ones are introduced throughout the series, and since they aren't killed, they comprise a sort of Rogues Gallery—until most of them turn good, leaving only one as truly evil and the other imprisoned.
- Mystery Team: Their database seems to contain a large amount of children, people their age, and Old Man McGinty
- Godzilla has a vast Rogues Gallery which, in addition to the Japanese Self-Defence Force, includes countless other Kaiju. Notable among them are King Ghidorah / Mecha-Ghidorah (and his expy, Kaiser Ghidorah), Mechagodzilla, Mothra (although she's prone to Enemy Mines), Gigan, Ebirah, Hedorah, and Kamacuras & Kumonga. That, by the way, is without getting into one shot villains like Spacegodzilla, Megalon, Biollante, Orga, or the utterly horrific Destoroyah who recur many times within the videogames based on the series, or former enemies turned allies like Anguirus and Rodan.
- 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.
- The PBS game show Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego had a recurring group of criminals, one of whom would feature as the villain the contestants had to capture in any given episode - Double Trouble, Patty Larceny, Eartha Brute, Top Grunge, Vic the Slick...
- Though Firefly only ran for a few episodes, the series made a point to have multiple instances of recurring villains, including Adelai Niska, Saffron, the Hands of Blue, and, in the comic series Those Left Behind, Lawrence Dobson.
- Hawaii Five-O had a number of recurring villains: Chinese terrorist and Magnificent Bastard Wo Fat, gang lords Honore Vashon and Tony Alika, drug kingpin Big Chicken, and Master of Disguise Lewis Avery Filer.
- Instead of just one group, Power Rangers Operation Overdrive had four groups of villains competing for the MacGuffin aside from the Rangers themselves. A rarity in the series. That list is too long.
- The Negative Syndicate from GoGo Sentai Boukenger. Negative Syndicate is a collective term used by the SGS Foundation for the four villain groups that frequently plague the protagonists. The four groups can be summarized as lizardmen, ninja's, demons (later robotic demons) and the survivor of an ancient civilization.
- Doctor Who, being a Long Runner, has accumulated dozens of foes over the decades. The real big name villains are the Daleks and their creator Davros, the Master, the Cybermen, and the Sontarans, along with a slew of less common recurring villains like the Great Intelligence, the Ice Warriors, the Autons and Nestene replicants, the Silurians, the Sea Devils, Omega, the Black Guardian, the Rani, the Valeyard, the Weeping Angels, the Slitheen, and the Silence. Several of these races would form the Alliance in "The Pandorica Opens" to save the Universe from the Doctor.
- The BBC has taken to dubbing the Doctor's Rogues Gallery the "Carnival of Monsters", a name derived from the title of a serial in which, strangely, only two of them appear.
- Star Trek had gotten a progressively larger one as time went on. While The Original Series only had Klingons and Romulans, later series would give us the Ferengi (for a while), the Cardassians, the Breen, the Dominion, the Kazon, the Vidians, and the Borg.
- Star Trek also had recurring individual villains, namely: Harry Mudd and Khan on The Original Series; Q, Lore, Sela, Tomalak, Daimon Bok, and the Duras Sisters on The Next Generation; Dukat, Kai Winn, Weyoun, Damar, the Female Changeling and Liquidator Brunt on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Culluh, Seska and the Borg Queen on Voyager, and Silik and Future Guy on Enterprise.
- Santino from the Filipino drama May Bukas Pa has enemies varied as an atheistic reporter out to destroy his reputation to a syndicate leader who abducts children to the corrupt town mayor who is also his father. Santino is only 6 years old.
- The Cape collected a cadre of creepy criminals to combat, including Chess, Scales, Cain, Goggles and Hicks, Dice, Razer, Kozmo, the Lich, and frienemies Marty Voyt and the Carnival of Crime.
- Person of Interest has been building up an impressive Rogues Gallery in the midst of its we-help-the-helpless-cyberpunk-spy-procedural: Carl Elias, an up-and-coming Mafia don; Agent Snow, a CIA assassin; Root, a super-hacker; "HR", a cabal of cortupt cops inside the NYPD; Special Agent Donnelly, who's in charge of an FBI manhunt; and the unnamed government department tasked with covering up the Machine's existence. Plus there's Zoe Morgan, who's more of a frienemy-with-benefits. Even more are introduced later on, with Reese's sadistic ex-partner Kara Stanton, privacy terrorist Collier, Northern Lights, another group using the Machine, and its leaders: Special Counsel and Control, the leader of another gang called the Brotherhood, Dominic, and, most dangerously of all, another AI called Samaritan and it's followers, with significantly less morals than the Machine. Fortunantly, by the time Samaritan becomes a problem, Root has done a Heel-Face Turn, Elias is more an aly than an enemy, HR is destroyed, and Donnelly, Snow, Stanton, Special Counsel, and Collier are dead.
- Night Man managed to get a fairly formidable Rogues Gallery despite the show lasting only two seasons and the fact that most villains of the week often got killed through the hero's actions. Recurring antagonists included Chang, Chrome, E. Haskell Bridges, Selene, Rachel Lang, and Kieran Keyes.
- Naturally in the TV Series of Black Scorpion. Ironically, most seem to want to kill the mayor rather than Black Scorpion. Darcy even lampshades it:
seem to be a favorite pastime of the super villains
in this city.
- 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_villains_in_Pugad_Baboy
- 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, and Buford Bull.
- 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.
- Many an All American Face in Professional Wrestling has developed quite a rogues gallery if one or more of his championship reigns lasted more than a few months. Hulk Hogan, for example, probably had the most colorful adversaries throughout his career: The Iron Sheik, King Kong Bundy, "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, André the Giant, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Zeus, Sgt Slaughter, and Ultimate Warrior to name a few. More recently, John Cena has had his share of nemeses, the most infamous being JBL, Edge, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, and CM Punk.
- Sora of Kingdom Hearts has what is likely one of the most epic instances of a Rogues Gallery ever, consisting of almost every Disney Villainnote , each of whom dominated entire movies: Maleficent, The Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Monstro, Ursula, Jafar, Scar, Hades, Shan-Yu, Captain Barbossa, Sark, the MCP, Oogie Boogie, Chernabog, Claude Frollo, Clu, and Pete. Organization XIII provides thirteen more flamboyant villains, and the distinction of Arch-nemesis goes to Xehanort (though he's been split up into multiple characters).
- Geo Stelar's Mega Man has accumulated a Rogues Gallery, some reoccurring after their main arc. Taurus Fire, Cygnus Wing, Harp Note, Libra Scales, Queen Ophiuca, Gemini Thunder and King Cepheus in the first game. Dark Phantom, Yeti Blizzard, Solo-Rogue, Plesio Surf, Terra Condor, Hollow and Vega with Taurus Fire, Harp Note and Queen Ophiuca returning for their second round. Then in the third game are the dealers consisting of Mr. King, Joker, Tia and her little brother, their alien partners Virgo/Corvus and Heartless. Also returning for their second round are Dark Phantom and Solo-Rogue and returning for his third round is Taurus Fire.
- Crash Bandicoot has one himself in the form of Neo Cortex, Tiny Tiger, Ripper Roo, Papu Papu, and Uka Uka
- Earthworm Jim has a rogue's gallery in both the game and cartoon continuities, with some villains unique to each continuity. Villains present in both continuities are Queen Slug-for-a-Butt, Psy-Crow, Evil the Cat, Bob the Killer Goldfish, and Professor Monkey-For-A-Head. Game-exclusive villains are Chuck and Fifi, Big Bruty, Major Mucus, Doctor Duodenum, Pedro Pupa, the Flamin' Yawn, Fatty Roswell and Earthworm Kim, while the most prominent cartoon-exclusive villain was Evil Jim (although he did make an appearance in the Game Boy Color EWJ game, making him a Canon Immigrant).
- While the 1979 movie of The Warriors just had Luther, the 2005 videogame adaptation provided Cleon, Swan, and company with a whole array of colorful gang leaders: Chatterbox, Cobb, Big Moe, and Ghost, to name a few - and Cleon's oldest enemy, Virgil.
- Surprisingly, despite being a Super Hero game, City of Heroes didn't really have a Rogues Gallery to speak of - mostly its enemies formed entire factions, the leaders of which only occasionally appeared. But Issue 18 introduced an actual Rogues Gallery faction consisting of a multitude of heroes, villains, rogues, and vigilantes with their own backstories and motivations for players to battle during Tip and Morality Missions.
- This hasn't stopped players from creating their own rogues galleries beforehand, either through making other characters, the Mission Architect, or simple roleplaying. And many of the game's canonical heroes have particular enemies they fight. (Statesman and Lord Recluse, Back Alley Brawler and drugs in general, and so on.)
- Champions Online actually allows the player to create his or her OWN Rogues Gallery with the Nemesis game mechanic. Starting at level 25, the player creates a custom costumed supervillain with a basic powerset, chooses their minion types, and gives him one of three personality types. For quite a while longer, those minions will occasionally try to ambush the player, dropping "clues" which lead to anti-Nemesis minions. Eventually the Nemesis is defeated "for good", and the player can create a NEW Nemesis - or, if they prefer, can even reactivate a previous one. If a player sticks with a level-capped character long enough, (s)he can create a really significant gallery for himself / herself.
- Mario has built up a gallery of his own over the years. It includes: Bowser, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser Jr., Kamek, King Boo, Fawful, Petey Piranha, the Koopalings, Kamek, and Waluigi (well, King Boo and Waluigi are more Luigi rogues, but...).
- Each and every Carmen Sandiego game features a whole Rogues Gallery of baddies, many of them with names that are Incredibly Lame Puns.
- Superhero City has a wide and varied Rogues Gallery for your character to battle, whether through missions or as bosses in raids that you can summon to combat and get Experience Points. The major villains, counting raid bosses, include: Crime boss Kingpin and his primary enforcer Suit, ninja lord Fuma Hanzo, werewolf pack leader Silvermane, voodoo master Lou, Amazon leader Shieka, galactic conquerors Astronickus and Kemma Azonix, vampire lord Lucius Bloodvayne, Eldritch Abomination Hollow King, Atlantean racist Dr. Argon, and Horsemen of the Apocalypse Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.
- Sonic the Hedgehog has slowly built up his own little gallery over the years: Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic, Eggman Nega, Fang the Sniper, Babylon Rogues, Chaos, and Mecha Sonic. Shadow was poised to be one of them before his Heel-Face Turn.
- Kirby has a variety of recurring antagonists: King Dedede, Meta Knight, Dark Matter, and 0 are the main ones, but if you include recurring bosses and minibosses then it expands to include: Whispy Woods, Kracko, Bonkers, Lololo and Lalala, Bugzzy, Paint Roller, Dyna Blade, Galacta Knight, and more.
- 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, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Linkara's getting quite a list as he's the desperate-to-be-a-hero guy of the site.note He's fought Doctor Insano, Mechakara, Dr. Linksano, Neutro, Dolorem, Judas Liz, and Lord Vyce. And then there's The Entity.
- Spoony has been garnering his own group of villains to contend with. Dr. Insano harasses him as much as he does Linkara, and there's also Black Lantern Spoony, The Ultimate Warrior, The Gatecleaner, and Fucking Chuckles. All of whom seem to be forming an alliance of Lanterns working under The Guardian.
- The Nostalgia Critic himself has a small group of his own, made up of Ask That Guy, Doctor Insano (to a lesser extent than Spoony or Linkara), Teddy Ruxpin, Zack the Lego Maniac, Dr. Smith, Kevin Baugh, and Douchey McNitpick (the latter has also harassed other contributors). And Tommy Wiseau.
- Other villains of TGWTG include Spaceguy and the Alien Space Pants of Nash's What the Fuck Is Wrong with You?, Professor Celluloid, Luke Mochrie's Inner Serial Killer Ralph, half of the Phelous clones, Bizarro Joe, Corporate Commander, Dark Paw, a Satan/Devil/Demon allegory played by Y, Tommy Wiseau, Terl, the villains of The Reviewaverse Saga, and Dark Nella.
- 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". It's wiki has a full list of the villains.
- Codename: Kids Next Door had a very large roster of villains including Father, Delightful Children From Down The Lane, Common Cold, Knightbrace, Grandma Stuffin, Crazy Old Cat Lady, Stickybeard, Chester, Mr.Boss and many others.
- Kim Possible has Dr. Drakken, Shego, Duff Killigan, Lord Monkey Fist, Senor Senior, Sr. and his son Senor Senior, Jr., Camille Leon, Motor Ed, Professor Dementor, DNAmy, and others. It's notable that only about three villains ever to appear on the show didn't return at least once. There's even a literal Rogues Gallery of wanted posters taped to the inside of Kim's locker door.
- Some of them even teamed up at one point to beat Kim.
- The original Jonny Quest had only one recurring villain: Doctor Zin. In the first season of the '90s revival, Jonny Quest The Real Adventures, the writers introduced two comparable foes, Jeremiah Surd and Ezekiel Rage. When old-school JQ fans took over in the second season, they were promptly killed off in favor of bringing back Doctor Zin.
- Who also promptly died, leaving his previously unknown twin daughters to take over for him.
- For a short-lived series, SWAT Kats had an extensive list of villains: Dark Kat, Dr. Viper, the Metallikats, the Pastmaster, Hard Drive... and that's listing only the baddies who appeared more than once.
- Being a Super Hero show, Danny Phantom has its fair share of villains: Vlad Plasmius, Skulker, Technus, Ember McLain, Spectra, Freakshow, Desiree, Youngblood, the Box Ghost, etc. Most of the villains evenly contributed a dastardly deed at least twice.
- Which is largely Danny's fault, given that his standard method of dealing with villains is to just force them to go home. You'd think he'd try a more permanent method of containment for the dangerous ones.
- Static Shock has a rogue gallery as a result from genetic mutant explosion, many teens gained superpowers and are known as "Bang Babies." Static would usually fight Ebon, Hotstreak, Shiv, Talon, Kangorr, Aquamaria, Ferret, and many others. However some of these "Bang Babies" are just confused and stressed young kids who don't know what to do, which sometimes leads to a Heel-Face Turn.
- The Police Academy Animated Adaptation had a Rogues Gallery.
- The Powerpuff Girls' Rogues Gallery includes Mojo Jojo, Him, Fuzzy Lumpkins, Princess, The Gangreen Gang, Sedusa, and the Rowdyruff Boys. The Amoeba Boys only wish they were evil enough to qualify.
- An odd example occurs with The Fairly OddParents, with the writers introducing a recurring series of antagonists who appeared in various episodes. Examples include Timmy's Sadist Teacher Mr. Crocker, his sadistic babysitter Vicky, Francis the school bully, Dark Laser the Darth Vader Expy, Norm the Genie, the Ben Stein-voiced Pixies, Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda (and their son Foop in season 7), Cosmo's mother, Timmy's Depraved Dentist Doctor Bender (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried), the Nega Chin, Remy Buxaplenty, and Imaginary Gary.
- Ben 10 has Vilgax, Kevin 11, Dr. Animo, Sixsix, Zombozo, the Circus Freaks, Hex, Charmcaster, the Forever Knights, Vulkanus, Zs'Skayr, Eon, Darkstar, Argit, Sevenseven, Albedo, the Vreedle Brothers, Will Harangue, Aggregor, Malware, Khyber, Attea, and Dr. Psychobos.
- Ten of Ben's villains even teamed up against him, forming the Negative 10.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force has the Mooninites, the Plutonians, MC Pee Pants, the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past, Dr. Wongburger, and Markula.
- For a show that was only on for a couple seasons Darkwing Duck had a massive assortment of villains: NegaDuck, Megavolt, Bushroot, The Liquidator, Quackerjack, Steelbeak, Ammonia Pine, Tuskernini, Professor Moliarity, Splatter Phoenix, Jambalaya Jake, and Taurus Bulba. This is not even counting the villains that appeared once or made a Heel-Face Turn.
- Aladdin: The Series had quite a few recurring villains, including Mozenrath, Mirage, Mechanicles, Saleen, Sadira, Abis Mal, Amin Damoolah, Ayam Aghoul, and Queen Hippsodeth (although she made a Heel-Face Turn).
- The Gargoyles have as recurring enemies Xanatos, Demona, Fox, the Pack, Macbeth, Thailog, Sevarius, Oberon, the Archmage, and the Hunter(s).
- For a cartoon of The Eighties, Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers had a pretty substantial Rogues Gallery; the Queen of the Crown (The Big Bad), Lazarus Slade, The Scarecrow, Jackie Subtract, Ryker Killbane (and the other rogue Supertroopers), Brappo, The Black Hole Gang (especially Macross and Daisy O'Mega), Nimrod, "Wild" Bill Krebbs, and more. Not bad for one season!
- Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender has a rogues gallery. Prince Zuko, Princess Azula, Fire Lord Ozai, Jet, Admiral Zhao, Combustion Man, Ty Lee, Mai, and Long Feng. While some of these turn to the side of good, all of them have at least once opposed Aang and Team Avatar, and most of them (save for Jet and Long Feng) belong to one group: the Fire Nation.
- In Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Buzz and the Rangers faced such foes as Emperor Zurg, Warp Darkmatter, XL, NOS-4-82, Torque, Evil Buzz, and Gravitina.
- The 80s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series also had its fair share of recurring villains. Apart from the regular Shredder, Krang, and Rocksteady and Bebop there were also multiple appearances from Baxter Stockman, Butcher, Slash, Leatherhead, Rat King. The episode titled "Night of The Rogues" featured some of these recurring villains along with some who had previously only had a single appearance in the series such as Chrome Dome and Tempestra.
- The 2003 series has (obviously) Shredder, Baxter, once again, Agent Bishop, the Garbageman, Drago, Hun, Karai, and the Triceratons as well as the Federation.
- Currently, the 2012 series yet again gives us Shredder and Baxter along with Karai and Rat King, but also has the Kraang (which are composite characters/expies of Krang from the 80's series and the Utroms); new Foot clan mutant lackeys Dogpound and Fishface and mutants Snakeweed and Spider Bytez.
- The Mask also had a recurring gallery of villains including the arch-nemesis Doctor Pretorius, his henchman Walter, Kablamus, Chronos, The Terrible Two (Putty Thing and Fish Guy), The Tempest, The Shark and his gang of biker thugs, Gorgonzola the Cheese Witch, and the Devil himself, among others. There have been occasional supervillain team-ups.
- Freakazoid! has a modest sized one, composed of The Lobe, Cobra Queen, Candle Jack, Cave Guy, Gutierrez, Waylon Jeepers, Invisibo, and Longhorn. Other one-episode villains show up, but the above are recurring villains. Sometimes it does drift into Friendly Enemy and/or Enemy Mine.
- Yin Yang Yo also has its share of bag guys: The Night Master, Carl the Evil Cockroach Wizard, his brother Herman, Eradicus, Ultimoose, Yuck, Animesque Smoke & Mirrors, Saranoia and G.P who later became Fr-ped, Goldmember Expy Pondscüm, Fastidious the Hamster, The Powerpuff Girls expies Chung Pow Kitties, and Mastermind. Master Yo's original enemies: Kraggler and Badfoot
- El Tigre had a large number of recurring villains, including Sartana of the Dead, El Oso, Seńor Siniestro, Zoe Aves / Black Cuervo and her family, Dr. Chipoltle Jr., Dr. Chipoltle Sr., General Chapuza, Che Chapuza, the Mustache Mafia, the Titanium Titan, Giant Robot Sanchez, El Mal Verde, and more.
- Xiaolin Showdown has Jack Spicer (and his Jackbots), Wuya, Chase Young, and Hannibal Roy Bean as main villains as well as Le Mime, Mala Mala Jong, Katnappe, Pandabubba, Cyclops, Tubbimura, Vlad, and Gigi.
- Anyone in Looney Tunes could be this, depending on who you were. Lots of guns and dynamite, not a lot of continuity, and Screwy Squirrels galore.
- The Teen Titans had a Rogues Gallery including Slade, who usually employed Cinderblock, Plasmus, or Overload, the Hive Five with Jinx, Mammoth, and Gizmo, and several other reoccurring villains such as Mad Mod, Dr. Light, Mumbo, and Control Freak. Eventually nearly all of the previous villains teamed up to form the Brotherhood of Evil. Control Freak was particularly offended when the Titans didn’t include him on their list of villains to watch out for because, as he lampshades, “I'm a recurring villain!”
- The SilverHawks, being essentially space cops, have a Rogues Gallery in the gang of space-criminals known as Mon*Star's Mob, consisting of the leader Mon*Star and his henchmen Yes-Man, Hardware, Melodia, Windhammer, Molec-U-lar, Mumbo Jumbo, Poker-Face, Buzz-Saw and Timestopper. Other villains in the series include Zero the Memory-thief (who worked occasionally with Mon*Star's mob), the Rhino, the Cyclops, the Space Bandit and the Bounty Hunter.
- The DCAU's Justice League, naturally, had several enemies they had to fight, most notably from the heroes' respective comic book Rogues Galleries, but also a number of one-shot villains and a few original characters created for the show. Among the most recognizable and most recurring foes the League had to fight: Lex Luthor, Vandal Savage, Morgan le Fay and her son Mordred, Solomon Grundy, Copperhead, Star Sapphire, Cheetah, the Shade, the Joker, Sinestro, Killer Frost, Gorilla Grodd, Dr. Destiny, Metallo, Toyman, Brainiac, Weather Wizard, Mongul, Shadow-thief, Roulette, and Darkseid and the forces of Apokolips. Many of these enemies usually worked in groups, often as members of the Injustice League or the Secret Society, and many of them later joined the wider ranks of the Legion of Doom.
- Also, among the most notable of the one-shot villains: the Imperium, the Manhunters, Brainwave, the Justice Lords, Eclipso, Orm the Ocean-Master, Despero, Aresia, and Chronos the Time-thief.
- T.U.F.F. Puppy is building up a fair gallery of recurring villains. Along with Verminious Snaptrap and his D.O.O.M. colleagues, there is also Chameleon, Bird Brain, Caped Cod, Quacky and Jack Rabbit.
- While most Storm Hawks villains are part of the same group (Cyclonia), these include Cyclonis, Dark Ace, Ravess and Snipe, who often work separately on their own individual schemes, as well as less common foes like Repton and his Raptors, and The Colonel.
- Like the Storm Hawks example above, most of the foes for Optimus's team of Autobots Transformers Animated were Decepticons. However, only a few were able or willing to directly further the Big Bad Megatron's plans, and many of the Decepticons and their allies (Starscream, Blackarachnia, Lockdown, etc.) could serve as a major independent threat for any given episode. The minor human villains (Porter C. Powell, Meltdown, and Henry Masterson, for instance) also served as a more traditional Rogues Gallery.
- Kung Fu Panda Legends Of Awesomeness gives Po and friends a sizable roster of villains including Temutai, Taotie, Junjie, Hundun, Scorpion, and Tong Fo.
- Mighty Mouse didn't have much of one in any incarnationnote . Most of his "arch enemies" were little more than evil cats oppressing helpless mice (although he did have one recurring foe: Oil Can Harry, who usually just kidnapped or otherwise oppressed Pearl Pureheart), but in the Ralph Bakshi version, he did have one somewhat. His most recurring foe was The Cow. Others (mostly one time characters) include "Beany Pate", "Captain A-Crab", and "The Glove", among others.
- The Mortal Kombat Wiki has their own little Gallery, compromised of two Trolls:Mollusc/Maniac Cop and Barry, a troll who has ban evaded and gone under numerous alternate usernames. Mollusc was particularly annoying and constantly swore revenge, before the user Byakuya600 infinitely range blocked him, so nobody, even logged in users, who were on his IP Address could use the MK Wiki. And I Must Scream, indeed.
- Rational Wiki have a page, Pissed At Us. It's like a who's-who for all the people and organisations, the villains, who have attacked the wiki over the years. Includes, but is not limited to: