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There are two or more teams trying to defeat Emperor Evulz for different reasons, but they never join up.
There is only one hero.
Enforced: "We can't have the five heroes together all the time, or people might get confused. And everyone's too popular to kill off or Put on a Bus." "Let's do a Three Plus Two setup. You know, a dividedFive-Man Band."
"It's just the three of us today, but sometimes we have Larry and Rita with us."
Emperor Evulz: "Why don't the so-called heroes stick together?"