''These guys are your basic stupid, fearful, reflexively-violent mooks. If you're giving them any more personality than that, you're thinking too hard. They're just breathing sacks of cement with guns, itching to be thrown through windows, crushed under collapsing ceilings, and otherwise dispatched like the bottom-feeding no-name scum they are.''
— GM notes on the Poison Thorns, the mooks from the Feng Shui intro adventure "Baptism of Fire."
Dude... it's a tall guy dressed in black, with a weird, glowy weapon thing, and we're a couple of guards in matching, shiny armor... we're so fucking DEAD!
Wally: "I've decided to dabble in crime. I need some henchmen. Are you in?"
Asok: "What does a henchmen do?"
Asok: "How important am I?"
Wally: "I wouldn't pack a lunch for orientation day."
— Dilbert, strip for May 12, 2009
Joker: Please allow me to introduce my associates. Miss Quinn..
Harley Quinn: Enchanted!
Joker: And Misters.. [gestures at his two goons] ..their names escape me at the moment..
— Batman: The Animated Series, "The Laughing Fish"
"Are you inept? Inattentive? Weak? Join the Sci-Fi movie army!"
Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today via YouTube to solemnly remember our great friend, Soldier A. He was there to scream as he was shot, he was there to grunt as he was punched in the face, and he announced, yes, it was a Gundam. May he rest in peace...at least until the next action scene.
— Neo Mikey's description for "Soldier A" Video.
Without his Storm Troopers(or his Clones) the Emperor of the Star Wars universe would have been nothing more then a personal menace with a great need for a plastic surgeon and a better fashion consultant. And where would Sauron have been without his Orcs. The power of most Masterminds lies with their minions-the faceless hordes who exist to do(literally) only the Mastermind's bidding and work their evil upon the game world.
—GURPS For Dummies
“What can you say? There’s a downside to working for supervillians”
— Cam Mitchell, Stargate SG-1; "Momento Mori"
"Poor goblins. Dying for the cheap entertainment of low level PCs."
"Do you want me to slow him down, sir, or do you want to send in some more guys for him to beat up?"
— Hawkeye, "Thor"