Those Two Bad Guys: Theater

  • The Fox and the Cat in the opera The Adventures of Pinocchio definitely qualify. Although a bit bumbling, and definitely comedic, their scenes can be intensely creepy. And also a bit something else. They might not kill anyone outright, as they're rather poor at their jobs and more tricksters than assassins, but they certainly make a good try at it. (Such as trying to lynch Pinocchio for the five gold coins he got out of sympathy from the puppet show owner.)
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead fame counted — they might not be straight up villains in Hamlet but they definitely qualify.
  • A few William Shakespeare cases, especially the two killers sent after Clarence in Richard III.
  • The Dumb Waiter is all about Those Two Bad Guys.
  • The First Man and Second Man from Kiss Me, Kate don't kill anyone on stage, but they are mobsters and they talk an awful lot.
  • The trio of nameless villains in the Kurt Weill opera Die Bürgschaft, who take dirty work where they find it.
  • Goldberg and McCann in The Birthday Party.
  • Jessie and James in Pokémon Live!.