Standard Evil Empire Hierarchy

Running The Empire is hard work. No Dark Lord, no matter how powerful and feared, can manage everything on his own and a military-style hierarchy is usually the best of delegating tasks to the various henchmen and minions. As a result, if the heroes wind up having to topple The Empire, they'll end up going against a Standard Evil Empire Hierarchy.

Unlike a Five-Bad Band, which tends to be fought as a group, a Standard Evil Empire Hierarchy is defined by the roles they have within a larger Imperial hierarchy. Each member will be encountered individually, either with their assembled mooks or by themselves. In addition, the members rarely deal with each other unless the Emperor calls them for a joint meeting. Infighting is common as they all attempt to assert their authority and it's not unheard-of for one boss to aid the heroes, only to turn on them afterward.

One of the hallmarks of the hierarchy is that there is often no clear-cut Dragon role, as all of the bosses answer directly to the Emperor himself. The hierarchy usually consists of:
  • The Emperor: The Big Bad himself. Although he might not be an actual Emperor, he is the undisputed ruler of The Empire and the heroes won't reach him until very late in the game, if not the very end. His Imperial Majesty will very rarely do much himself, putting things in the hands of his generals and various subordinates. Is very likely to be The Chessmaster and Evil Overlord, naturally.
  • The Right Hand: Commonly the Emperor's bodyguard, the Right Hand will often exist outside of the official military and police structure. While his position makes him most likely to be a clear-cut Dragon, it's also possible for him to be dumb muscle that's sent to calm down a particularly troublesome situation. A common device is for him to face the heroes mid-way through, sometimes winning, and then pop up again right before the Emperor. If he is The Dragon, having his own agenda or plans to take over will be much more likely due to his more independent nature. When The Emperor is literally an emperor, this trope's position can be filled by the Battle Butler, or his Empress.
  • The General: Leader of the Empire's military. Most likely to be portrayed sympathetically, The General could very well be a Worthy Opponent, though a General Ripper is also common if the setting runs on Black and White Morality. A Mook Lieutenant is rare, as The General is usually portrayed as being competent, morality aside. Common for him to be The Dragon, The Brute and The Strategist rolled into one, though never an Evil Genius since his smarts come from his strategical and tactical abilities. In settings with more than one military branch (army, navy, air force) there can be more than one General.
  • The Guard: In contrast to The General, who is in command of the field armies, The Guard is in command of a high-profile prison, fortress or other stationary strong-point. They will likely contrast with The General and be portrayed far less sympathetically, sitting back in their comfy, well-protected stronghold. Expect him to be any combination of Ax-Crazy, a Dirty Coward or simply incompetent. They will usually be encountered and defeated early on, to make it clear that The Empire is evil before the heroes encounter a more sympathetic member of the hierarchy. Often serves as a Threshold Guardian, both literally (in the "gatekeeper" sense) and metaphorically.
  • The Security Officer: Is in charge of the State Sec and its Doom Troops, stamping out internal dissent and rebellion in the Empire. Often he is also in charge of spies and commandos, one of whom is likely to be the next character on this list. Often he is also The Guard or The Oddball.
  • The Evil Counterpart: Whether he's a Rival Turned Evil, Sixth Ranger Traitor, Turncoat or simply someone who happens to have similar powers and abilities, he's someone with similar powers and abilities as the heroes, often times creating a Mirror Match. Could fall under any of the other slots depending on the setting, but most commonly The Right Hand or The Oddball.
  • The Oddball: If The Right Hand or The Evil Counterpart don't fall under this, expect The Oddball to be a Dark Chick or Evil Genius, wielding powers far different from the others, either dark magic or science. They will have their own agenda and they will be unpredictable, even for their own allies. Alternatively, they could be a mercenary or other form of lowlife hired to track down the heroes, in which case they'll employ the standard weaponry but use unconventional tactics. Either way, the emphasis is that they're connected to The Empire but different.
  • The Man Behind the Man: If The Emperor really isn't the Big Bad, expect this one to be. Often times The Man Behind the Man will be allied with The Emperor, promising dark powers and victory if The Empire aids him in his quest to recover an Artifact of Doom or unlock some Sealed Evil in a Can. The Man Behind the Man is far more common if The Empire is shown to be in command of forces that would be outside what's considered mundane by the standards of the setting.

Compare and contrast with the Five-Bad Band, Standard Evil Organization Squad and Power Stable.

Examples

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    Comic Books 
  • Amulet: The Elves
    • The Emperor: The Elf King. As his title suggests, he's the leader of the elves.
    • The Right Hand: Gabilan, a bounty hunter employed by the king to carry out various missions for him. Also has his own agenda to take over.
    • The General: Max Griffin
    • The Guard: Luger
    • The Oddball: Logi, the Elf King's personal servant. Not really all that evil. Could also swap positions with Gabilan.
    • The Man Behind the Man: The Voice, who is influencing both the Elf King and Max Griffin to achieve its own mysterious goals.

  • New Gods : Apokolips
    • The Emperor: Darkseid
    • The Right Hand: Desaad
    • The General: Steppenwolf
    • The Guard: Granny Goodness
    • The Oddball: Kanto
    • The Evil Counterpart: Kalibak

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    Film 

    Literature 
  • Lord of the Rings:
    • The Emperor: Sauron
    • The Right Hand: The Mouth of Sauron
    • The General: The Witch-King
    • The Guard: Saruman (though he thinks himself Sauron's equal and seeks to overthrow him)
    • The Oddball: Shelob

  • The Silmarillion:
    • The Emperor: Morgoth, also Evil Counterpart to Manwë
    • The Right Hand: Glaurung, a literal Dragon
    • The General: Gothmog, leader of the Balrogs
    • The Guard: Sauron, Saruman being the same position for Sauron later is intentional
    • The Oddball: Ungoliant, ancestor of Shelob
    • Evil Counterpart: Carcharoth to Haun (But one could argue all Tolkien villains are evil Counterparts to someone)

  • Animorphs
    • The Emperor: The Yeerk emperor
    • The Right Hand: Visser One (though Visser Three fit in to a point as well even before becoming Visser One formally)later Visser Three.
    • The General: Visser Three, though a rather non-sympathetic variant.
    • The Evil Counterpart: David, briefly.
    • The Oddball: Taylor, in two books at least.

  • Belisarius Series
    • The Emperor: Skandagupta
    • The Right Hand: Venandakatra the Vile
    • The Guard: Possibly Nanda Lal
    • The General: Damodara and Rana Sanga
    • The Man Behind the Man: Link
    • The Oddball: Narses

  • The Elenium
    • The Emperor: Azash
    • The Right Hand: Emperor Otha
    • The Guard: Primate Annias
    • The General / The Evil Counterpart: Martel
    • The Odball: Princess Arissa and Prince Lycheas

  • The Belgariad: Angarak Kingdoms

  • John Devil (1862) by Paul Féval. Henri Belcamp intends to create an Empire

  • The Wheel Oftime: The Shadow as of the Last Battle
    • The Emperor: The Dark One
    • The Right Hand: Moridin
    • The General: Demandred
    • The Guard: Mazrim Taim
    • Evil Counterpart: Slayer for Perrin. All of the above characters also pull double-duty as someone's Evil Counterpart: the Dark One for the Creator, Moridin for Rand, Demandred for Mat, and Taim for Egwene and Logain.
    • The Oddball: Shaidar Haran and Lanfear, albeit for vastly different reasons note 
    • Of course, considering how vast WOT's cast is, even for just one faction, there are lots of other minions of the Shadow who don't fit into this configuration due to either being less important or simply focusing more on undermining the Dark One's enemies than leading the Shadow's forces.

  • New Jedi Order: The Yuuzhan Vong, circa The Unifying Force
    • The Emperor: Oniminote 
    • The Right Hand: Shimrra note 
    • The General: Nas Choka
    • The Guard: High Prefect Drathul and High Priest Jakan
    • The Oddball: Nom Anor
    • The Evil Counterpart: The Slayers collectively, to the Jedi.

  • The Sundering
    • The Emperor: Satoris
    • General: Tanaros Caveros
    • Guard: Vorax
    • Oddball: Ushahin

  • A Song of Ice and Fire

    • Joffrey's regime in A Clash of Kings:
      • The Emperor: Joffrey Baratheon
      • The Right Hand: Sandor "the Hound" Clegane
      • The General: Tyrion Lannister
      • The Guard: Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane at Harrenhall
      • The Security Officer: Varys
      • The Oddball: Vargo Hoat
      • The Man Behind the Man: Tywin Lannister

    Live Action TV 
  • The Gorma Tribe in Gosei Sentai Dairanger.
    • The Emperor: Gorma Emperor XV
    • The Right Hand: The Four Deva Kings
    • The General: The Gorma Triumvirate
    • The Guard: Archbishop Saw
    • The Security Officer: General Tenpou
    • The Evil Counterpart: Akomaru
    • The Oddball: The Three Gorma Stooges
    • The Man Behind the Man: Lieutenant Colonel Shadam

  • The Gaiark in Engine Sentai Go-onger
    • The Emperor: Crime Minister Yogoshimacritein. While not the true leader of the Gaiark, he's the highest ranked and most powerful member seen in the TV series.
    • The Right Hand: Chirakasonne, Yogoshimacritein's right hand man
    • The General: Cleaning Minister Kireizky
    • The Guard: Earth Pollution Minister Yogostein, Water Pollution Minister Kegalesia and Air Pollution Minister Kitaneidas, the three Gaiark ministers heading the invasion of Earth. Unlike most examples, they are actually rather sympathetic.
    • The Oddball: Hiramechimedes, Yogostein's right hand who acts as The Strategist for the three ministers.
    • The Man Behind the Man: Pollution President Batcheed, the actual leader of the Gaiark, though he's absent for the TV series, only being mentioned in the final episode before appearing in The Movie.

  • The Zangyack Space Empire invasion force in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
    • The Emperor: Warz Gill for now, though technically he's the son of the actual Emperor
    • The Right Hand: Barizorg
    • The General: Damaras
    • The Oddball: Insarn
    • The Evil Counterpart: Basco

  • Dai-Shocker in Kamen Rider Decade
    • The Emperor: The Great Leader of Dai-Shocker aka Tsukasa Kadoya. Later Shadow Moon when he usurps control in All Riders Vs Dai-Shocker.
    • The Right Hand: Shadow Moon/Nobuhiko Tsukikage in All Riders Vs Dai-Shocker. Sayo Kadoya / High Priestess Bishium fills this role when Shadow Moon takes command of the organization.
    • The General/Security Officer: Apollo Geist
    • The Guard: Ten Faced Demon Llumu Qhimil
    • The Oddball: Schwarian

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    Video Games 
  • The Government of Rapture, in BioShock
    • The Emperor: Andrew Ryan
    • The Right Hand: Bill McDonagh
    • The General: Sulivan (technically, Rapture doesn't have an army, but Sullivan heads its security police)
    • The Guard: Augustus Sinclair (Owner and manager of Persephone Detention Facility)
    • The Oddball: Sander Cohen
    • The Man Behind the Man: Frank Fontaine, AKA Atlas

  • The Rapture Family, in BioShock 2
    • The Emperor: Sofia Lamb
    • The Right Hand: Eleanor Lamb (or at least, a Right Hand in training)
    • The General: Father Simon Wales
    • The Guard: Grace Holloway
    • The Evil Counterpart: Augustus Sinclair- after his unwilling conversion into an Alpha Series Big Baddy
    • The Oddball: Dr Gilbert Alexander

  • House of the Dead 2

  • Knights of the Old Republic

  • The Legend of Dragoon has one for the first disc

  • Shining Force

  • Valkyria Chronicles:
    • The Emperor: Prince Maximillian
    • The Right Hand: Selvaria Bles
    • The General: Berthold Gregor
    • The Guard: Giorgios Geld
    • The Evil Counterpart: The Enemy Aces
    • The Oddball: Radi Jaeger

  • Valkyria Chronicles III: Same as the above, plus a few new characters.
    • The Evil Counterpart: Adds Zig and Gusurg into the list.
    • The Oddball: Adds Dahau into the list.

  • Loghain's regime from Dragon Age: Origins
    • The Emperor: Loghain Mac Tir
    • The Right Hand: He's too paranoid to have one.
    • The General: Ser Cauthrien
    • The Guard: Arl Rendon Howe
    • The Oddball: Uldred

  • The Elder One's Venatori from Dragon Age: Inquisition

  • The Almenga Empire from Exit Fate
    • The Emperor: Siegfried
    • The Right Hand: Brunhild
    • The General: Gudrun
    • The Guard: Ash
    • The Evil Counterpart: Leonius
    • The Oddball: Trevor and Sick

  • The Empire from Final Fantasy VI

  • The Kingdom of Alexandria from Final Fantasy IX

  • The Archadian Empire from Final Fantasy XII

  • The Empire of Niflheim from Final Fantasy XV

  • Los Illuminados from Resident Evil 4
    • The Emperor: Osmund Saddler
    • The Right Hand/The Evil Counterpart/The Oddball: Jack Krauser
    • The Guard: Ramon Salazar
    • The General: Bitores Mendez

  • The Subspace Army from the The Subspace Emissary story mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    • The Emperor: Tabuu
    • The Right Hand: Master Hand, who is used by Tabuu as a Decoy Leader for the army
    • The General: Ganondorf and Bowser
    • The Guard: The Ancient Minister
    • The Oddball: Wario

  • Cerberus from Mass Effect

  • The Covenant from the Halo universe
    • The Emperor: The High Prophets (especially the High Prophet of Truth)
    • The Right Hand: Tartarus
    • The General: The Arbiter/Thel 'Vadamee
    • The Guard: Ripa 'Moramee (Halo Wars)
    • The Evil Counterpart: Tartarus
    • The Oddball: 343 Guilty Spark

  • The Covenant remnant from Halo 4 has a new leadership
    • The Emperor: The Ur-Didact
    • The Right Hand: Jul 'Mdama
    • The General: Gek 'Lhar
    • The Guard: Parg 'Vol
    • The Oddball: Dr Catherine Elizabeth Halsey

  • Desperado Enforcement LLC from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

  • Caesar's Legion from Fallout: New Vegas
    • The Emperor: Caesar
    • The Right Hand: Lucius
    • The General: Legate Lanius
    • The Guard: Aurelius of Phoenix, Dead Sea
    • The Oddball and The Security Officer: Vulpes Inculta

  • The Cipher Syndicate from Pokémon Colosseum

  • The Cipher Syndicate from Pokémon XD
    • The Emperor: Master Greevil, the true leader of Cipher.
    • The Right Hands: Ardos and Eldes, the two bodyguards for Master Greevil.
    • The General: Evice, as it turns out, functioned as this, leading Ciphers Orre branch in the previous game.
    • The Guards: Lovrina and Gorigan, two cipher admins in charge of Ciphers Shadow Pokemon facilities.
    • The Security Officer: Snattle, an admin who led an attack on Pyrite town's ONBS news station and Phenac city.
    • The Oddball: XD001, the Shadow Lugia that acts as the flagship Shadow Pokemon of Cipher.

  • The main villains of Legend of Legaia:

  • House Godwin from Suikoden V:
    • The Emperor: Gizel Godwin (Lymsleia is a puppet queen who actually supports the rebels)
    • The Right Hand: Dolph
    • The General: Bahram Luger, Dilber Novum
    • The Guard: Zahhak, Alenia, Childerich
    • The Oddball: Miakis, Galleon later Sialeeds.
    • The Man Behind the Man: Marscal Godwin, though he doesn't mind letting his son Gizel run the show.
    • The Evil Counterpart: Almost everyone: Gizel is the Prince's, Dolph is Lyon's, Bahram Luger is Raja's, Dilber Novum is Boz Wilde's, Zahhak is Kyle's, Alenia is Miakis'.

  • The Founders in BioShock Infinite
    • The Emperor: Zachary Hale Comstock
    • The Right Hand: Elizabeth Comstock
    • The General: Cornelius Slate
    • The Guard: The Songbird
    • The Evil Counterpart: Zachary Hale Comstock
    • The Oddball: Jeremiah Fink
    • The Man Behind the Man: Robert and Rosalind Lutece

  • The original Outworld Army from Mortal Kombat
    • The Emperor: Shao Kahn, an otherworldly ruler who wants Earth.
    • The Right Hand: Shang Tsung, Kahn's chief sorcerer who unfairly runs the MK tournament.
    • The General: Goro governs and leads Kahn's strongest army, the Shokan.
    • The Guard: Sheeva, a female Shokan, is Kahn's head jailer.
    • The Security Officer: Baraka leads Shao Kahn's shock troops, the Tarkata.
    • The Evil Counterpart: Kano, Kahn's weapons dealer. He's human, like the heroes, and favors tech over magic.
    • The Oddball: Mileena is Kahn's assassin, a Literal Maneater with issues.

  • The Sith Empire from Star Wars: The Old Republic
    • The Emperor: The Dark Council. While the Sith Emperor is the true ruler of the Empire, the Dark Council serves as its legislative branch, and holds the day-to-day task of governing the Empire.
    • The Right Hand: The Emperor's Wrath.
    • The General: Several. Darth Decimus is the head of the Sphere of Military Strategy, Darth Baras is the head of the Sphere of Military Offense, and Darth Malgus is the commander of the Imperial Military. There's also General Arkos Rakton, one of the Empire's greatest strategists and military commanders.
    • The Guard: Darth Angral, who is in charge of the Desolator superweapon and the main foe of the first chapter of the Jedi Knight storyline.
    • Security Officer: Darth Jadus, head of the Sphere of Imperial Intelligence.
    • The Oddball: Mandalore the Vindicated, the original Havoc Squad that defected to the Empire, and the Dread Masters.
    • Evil Counterpart: The Dark Council to the Jedi Council, Darth Malgus to Satele Shan, The Sith Warrior to the Jedi Knight, the Imperial Agent to the Republic Trooper, and the Bounty Hunter to the Smuggler.
    • The Man Behind the Man: The Sith Emperor, the true leader of the Empire and the one who a majority of the game's plot can be traced back to.

  • The Eternal Empire from the Knights Of The Fallen Empire/Eternal Throne expansions.
    • The Emperor: Valkorion aka Vitiate/The Sith Emperor. He is later usurped by his son Arcann.
    • The Right Hand: Arcann. At least until he usurps his father. After Vaylin takes over, SCORPIO serves this role.
    • The General: Vaylin, leader of the Knights of Zakuul who later takes over as The Empress.
    • Evil Counterpart: The Knights of Zakuul, who are the Eternal Empire's equivalent to the Jedi Knights and Sith Lords.

  • In Tyranny, there's Kyros' empire, and possibly the player's own realm.
    • The Emperor: Kyros. Utterly Shrouded in Myth, they are never seen, and even their gender is unknown, but Sirin can confirm they exist, and the game's events clearly prove they are possessed of incredible magical power. The Fatebinder, naturally, holds the same role if they rebel against Kyros.
    • The Right Hand: Tunon, the Archon of Law, is the eldest of Kyros' servants and executes their law ruthlessly and impartially. They may also become this to the Fatebinder instead, if convinced that the Fatebinder understands Law better than Kyros. Eb can also take on this role if she's loyal.
    • The General: Two of them, ever-bickering and barely able to stand one another. General Graven Ashe, Archon of War, is leader of the most Elite Mooks of Kyros' army. The Voices of Nerat, Archon of Secrets, leads the raving hordes of the Scarlet Chorus. One of them may potentially serve as this to the Fatebinder as well. And if Verse is loyal enough, she'll form her own army/mercenary band and frequently serve the Fatebinder's conquests.
    • The Guard: The Fatebinder themself, the clearest and most direct distributor of Kyros' law, is this for Kyros, and regarded as such by the rebels they are sent to dispatch. Until they start to get their own ideas, that is.
    • Security Officer: Bleden Mark personally dispatches potential threats to Kyros' realm before they can become a threat. Usually before they're ever heard of. He may be convinced to serve the Fatebinder in the same capacity.
    • The Oddball: Sirin, Archon of Song, though her title is a formality and she's mostly deployed as a Person of Mass Destruction. When the Fatebinder revolts and starts their own realm, most of the rest of the party qualifies.

    Webcomics 
  • The Souballo Empire in Our Little Adventure:
    • The Emperor: Brian Souballo, arch-wizard and Magitek researcher extraordinaire.
    • Co-emperor: Angelo Souballo, Brian's husband, master of divine and arcane magic, founder of the Cult of Personality/Path of Inspiration Angelo's Kids, which is totally not an Imperial hit squad of course, and collector of souls. Possibly a monster.
    • The Right Hand: Janice Jamison, head of magical research, grudging master tactician, high-level wizard, and mean old crone.
      • Also, Paula Meng, cleric of Law, administrator of a clone training facility, and current aide-de-camp to Angelo. One of the very few who might know what he really is, which doesn't look good for Janice.
    • The General: Bruce Moriatos, Blackguard of Tyranny, head of melee combat and training, devoted family man, and deliverer of shortbread.
    • The Guard: Martin Galespy, wizard, director of magical training and augmentation, and amoral vat-grown sociopath.
    • The Evil Counterpart: Umbria, formerly the fiendish assassin Zaedalkaah, reformed into a Mirror Self of protagonist Julie by a powerful curse, now employed as a bard and combat trainer.
    • The Oddball: Exillon, floating beeping Living Polyhedron, private consultant to the Souballos for reasons unknown.

  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Team Evil
      • The Emperor: Xykon
      • The Right Hand/The General: Red Cloak
      • The Security Officer: Tsukiko. Also one of Haley's many Evil Counterparts.
      • The Oddball: The Monster in the Darkness
      • The Evil Counterpart: The Linear Guild to the Order, though they only work for Xykon briefly in the first arc.

    • Empire of Blood
      • The Emperor: Empress of Blood
      • The General: Tarquin
      • The Guard: Malack
      • The Security Officer: KilKil
      • The Man Behind the Man: The Vector Legion which includes Tarquin and Malack, but not the Empress

    Web Original 

  • The Antagonists in To Boldly Flee
    • The Emperor/ The Man Behind the Man: The Executor
    • The Right Hand: Darth Snob
    • The General: General Zodd and General Ferdinand von Turrell
    • The Guard: Lame R. Prick
    • The Evil Counterpart: Most of them counts: Turrell (to The Nostalgia Critic), The Executor (to Oancitizen), Darth Snob (to Luke Mochrie), Mechakara (to Linkara), Seven-of-Eleven (to Obscurus Lupa), and Ma-Ti (to Film Brain)
    • The Oddball: Mechakara

  • The White Fang in RWBY
    • The Emperor: Sienna Khan, the leader of the White Fang overall. So far though, Sienna has only been mentioned and has yet to make a physical appearance.
    • The Right Hand: Fennec and Corsac Albain, who appear to act as messengers for the White Fang's leadership.
    • The General: Adam Taurus, a high-ranking member of the organization who heads its sect in Vale.
    • The Guard: The unnamed White Fang Lieutenant, who appears early on and heads a White Fang compound with Roman Torchwick.
    • The Oddball: Roman Torchwick, a human criminal allied with the group.
    • The Man Behind the Man: Cinder Fall, another human allied with the group who appears to be using them for her own ends. And, by extension, Cinder's master Salem.

    Western Animation 
  • The Fire Nation in Avatar: The Last Airbender
    • The Emperor: Fire Lord Ozai
    • The Right Hand: Princess Azula
    • The General: Zhao
    • The Guard: Boiling Rock's warden
    • The Evil Counterpart: Prince Zuko
    • The Oddball: Mai and Ty Lee

  • Darth Maul's Shadow Collective, though an underworld empire, fits this better than Five-Bad Band.

  • The Irken Empire in Invader Zim
    • The Emperor: The Almighty Tallests, the rulers of the empire whose position was given to them because they were the tallest
    • The Right Hand: The Control Brains, who handle judiciary matters, as well as evaluate who gets to be Invaders. Their decisions even have to be accepted by the Tallests, making them the true rulers of the empire.
    • The General: The Tallests again, as they appear to be in charge of the empire's military and are the ones who send Invaders to conquer planets
    • The Guard: Sizz-Lorr, who runs a restaurant on the planet Foodcourtia
    • The Oddball: The titular Invader Zim

  • The Toad Empire in Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars

  • The Neosapien Commonwealth in Exosquad:
    • The Emperor: Phaeton, being an obvious Hitler expy
    • The Right Hand: Livia, Phaeton's most trusted general and advisor always at his side, almost bordering on Girl Friday and Unholy Matrimonynote 
    • The General: Shiva, the most brilliant and loyal Neosapien general, who is also the only top-rank presented as a Worthy Opponent to the Terrans
    • The Guards: Draconis and Typhonus, governor-generals of the Neosapien-occupied Venus and Mars, respectively, noted for their cruelty and repeated treachery attempts
    • The Security Officer: Livanus, the One-Episode Wonder chief of security on the Neosapien-occupied Earth who uses his telepathy to track La Résistance members
    • The Evil Counterparts: Thrax, a Neosapien Ace Pilot frequently pitted against Able Squad's own hotshot ace, Kaz Takagi; also, Amanda Connor, a Terran collaborationist in charge of Neosapien propaganda and the Rebel Leader Sean Napier's ex-wife
    • The Oddballs: Xenobius and Praetorius, the Neosapien Mad Scientists, the latter of which additionally genetically engineered the Evil Genius race of Neo Megas, who also serve as Oddballs within Phaeton's regime

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