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Playing With: Flunky Boss
Basic Trope: A boss has minions to fight alongside them.
  • Straight: When Bob confronts Emperor Evulz, Evulz is assisted by his Elite Guards.
  • Exaggerated:
    • The guards can summon their own minions.
    • Evulz summons his entire army.
  • Downplayed: There are only two or three guards.
  • Justified: Evulz knows the value of strength in numbers.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob can summon his own soldiers.
    • When fighting Evulz, Bob summons his Red Shirt Army.
    • The guards are the real bosses and Evulz is the minion.
    • When Evulz shows up, he order his underlings to get lost.
  • Subverted: The guards are just statues.
  • Double Subverted: Which Evulz brings to life as his own personal minions.
  • Parodied: Every time the heroes cut down a Mook, Evulz laments how much they cost... promptly before summoning another.
  • Zig Zagged: Evulz and his minions constantly switch out in different phases.
  • Averted: Evulz fights Bob one-on-one.
  • Enforced: "How do we make the villain compete with a team without being too hard?"
  • Lampshaded: "How many minions do you have?"
  • Invoked: Evulz decided that, as a Big Bad, he needs minions to keep up his image.
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: Bob surrounds himself and Evulz with a force field, cutting off the guards.
  • Discussed: "Why can't we just have a fair fight, without your stupid minions?"
  • Conversed: "Ever notice how the bad guy just sends in minions, instead of just fighting himself?"
  • Deconstructed: The constant spawning of minions makes Evulz unnaturally hard and, as a result, makes the fandom hate him as That One Boss and as a Dirty Coward.
  • Reconstructed: The developers meant for it to be like this, so his death is all the more satisfying.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Everytime a minion is killed, Evulz creates another out of his life force. This only exhausts Evulz, as they are very easy to kill.
    • When the player actually attacks Evulz, he goes down in one hit.
  • Played For Drama: The heroes just killed several soldiers, with families and friends, just to defeat one guy. As they question their motives, Evulz gets away and/or succeeds in his plan.

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