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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the Big Bads are Lord Voldemort and [[HeadInTheSandManagement Cornelius Fudge]] (with [[SadistTeacher Dolores Umbridge]] as DragonInChief, though she commits crimes she knows Fudge wouldn't approve of), though they have nothing to do with each other.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the Big Bads are Lord Voldemort and [[HeadInTheSandManagement Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge]] (with [[SadistTeacher Dolores Umbridge]] as DragonInChief, though she commits crimes she knows [[EveryoneHasStandards Fudge wouldn't approve of), of]]), though they have nothing to do with each other.


* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the Big Bads are Lord Voldemort and [[HeadInTheSandManagement Cornelius Fudge]] (with [[SadistTeacher Dolores Umbridge]] as DragonInChief), though they have nothing to do with each other.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', the Big Bads are Lord Voldemort and [[HeadInTheSandManagement Cornelius Fudge]] (with [[SadistTeacher Dolores Umbridge]] as DragonInChief), DragonInChief, though she commits crimes she knows Fudge wouldn't approve of), though they have nothing to do with each other.


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[[quoteright:350:Though in this case, [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} the guy on top is the biggest bad.]]]]

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** [[{{Privateer}} Allied with Marines]] are the Seven Warlords of the Sea. While their ranks have dwindled and some are on friendly terms with Luffy and his crew, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Bartholomew Kuma]], [[DumbMuscle Edward Weevil]], and [[MasterSwordsman Dracule]] [[BloodKnight Mihawk]] are bound to be dealt with at some point.[[AxCrazy Donquixote Doflamingo]] stayed as a side threat pre-timeskip (he had Bellamy as his subodinate and used to own the slave house in Sabaody) and finally served as the BigBad for Dressrosa. [[spoiler:Doflamingo has actually been confirmed for the mastermind behind the Punk Hazard, but he's actually operating alongside Kaido.]]

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** [[{{Privateer}} Allied with Marines]] are the Seven Warlords of the Sea. While their ranks have dwindled and some are on friendly terms with Luffy and his crew, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Bartholomew Kuma]], [[DumbMuscle Edward Weevil]], and [[MasterSwordsman Dracule]] [[BloodKnight Mihawk]] are bound to be dealt with at some point. [[AxCrazy Donquixote Doflamingo]] stayed as a side threat pre-timeskip (he had Bellamy as his subodinate and used to own the slave house in Sabaody) and finally served as the BigBad for Dressrosa. [[spoiler:Doflamingo has actually been confirmed for the mastermind behind the Punk Hazard, but he's actually operating alongside Kaido.]]



* ''ComicBook/TheWildStorm'' is centered around two powerful secret organizations. IO, lead by Miles Craven, secretly control the world and suppress humanity's advancements. Skywatch, lead by Henry Bendix, would gladly raze the world and enslave all survivors. The heroes race to stop the escalation of their growing conflict, but out of them, Jacob Marlowe is more ALighterShadeOfBlack as he [[spoiler: still wants Earth to be assimilated into Kheran Empire, just not as slave race]]. Then there are Daemons who may or may not be evil, it is not yet clear. There is a handful of minor ones, like [[BigBadWannabe Christine Trelane]] or [[AxCrazy Mark Slayton]]. Michael Cray's spinoff adds [[EvilCounterpart twisted versions of several DC heroes]] out of whom [[spoiler: Olivier Queen, Barry Allen and Arthur Curry are quickly dealt with but Diana Prince and John Constantine are a much bigger problem]]

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* ''ComicBook/TheWildStorm'' is centered around two powerful secret organizations. IO, lead led by Miles Craven, secretly control controlling the world and suppress suppressing humanity's advancements. Skywatch, lead led by Henry Bendix, would gladly raze the world and enslave all survivors. The heroes race to stop the escalation of their growing conflict, but out of them, Jacob Marlowe is more ALighterShadeOfBlack as he [[spoiler: still wants Earth to be assimilated into Kheran Empire, just not as slave race]]. Then there are Daemons who may or may not be evil, although it is not yet clear.unclear whether on they are evil. There is a handful of minor ones, like [[BigBadWannabe Christine Trelane]] or [[AxCrazy Mark Slayton]]. Michael Cray's spinoff adds [[EvilCounterpart twisted versions of several DC heroes]] out of whom [[spoiler: Olivier Queen, Barry Allen and Arthur Curry are quickly dealt with but Diana Prince and John Constantine are a much bigger problem]]



* In Darius Almighty's truely epic fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3148076/1/Kingdom-Hearts-III-Trials-of-the-Keyblade Kingdom Hearts III: Trials of the Keyblade]], there're at least ''four'' factions of villains which Sora and his friends have to face through the story.

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* In Darius Almighty's truely epic fanfic [[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3148076/1/Kingdom-Hearts-III-Trials-of-the-Keyblade Kingdom Hearts III: Trials of the Keyblade]], Keyblade]]'', there're at least ''four'' factions of villains which Sora and his friends have to face through the story.



* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' has [[spoiler:Stinky Pete]] who wishes to use Woody's great value to ensure a antique's living regardless of his consent, Al [=McWhiggin=] the collector, who wishes to make a fortune by selling Woody and Zurg who is under the delusion that he is the real evil emperor Zurg and stalks Buzz.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' has [[spoiler:Stinky Pete]] who wishes to use Woody's great value to ensure a an antique's living regardless of his consent, Al [=McWhiggin=] the collector, who wishes to make a fortune by selling Woody and Zurg who is under the delusion that he is the real evil emperor Zurg and stalks Buzz.



* ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is a chess duel between the Penguin, Catwoman, and CanonForeigner Max Shreck. The Penguin is clearly the main villain and certainly the main threat as his plans increasingly escalate to mass murder and eventually destroying Gotham City itself, but the other two (especially Shreck) are formidable problems and all three engage in double-dealing, backstabbing and triple-crossing.
* ''Film/LoversLane'' features three distinct killers; Doctor Jack Grefe, his daughter Chloe, and sexual sadist Ray Hennessey. All three of them use [[HooksAndCrooks hooks]] though.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' has a three-way one between Blackbeard, Barbossa, and the Spaniard. All three want to get to the Fountain of Youth, albeit for different reasons, and all oppose each other- with [[LovableRogue Jack Sparrow]] caught in the middle.
** Before this there is ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', where Davy Jones casts a considerable (with the help of the Kraken) shadow over the film, but Will, the Turners and most significantly [[spoiler: Norrington]] know too well that in the background Lord Beckett is also waiting and pulling strings to reach the power of Jones.

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* ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' has [[{{Intangibility}} Ghost]] and [[ArmsDealer Sonny Burch]] as the main antagonists, both wanting Hank Pym's technology for their own personal reasons. The final showdown is in fact a MeleeATrois ChaseScene with our heroes having to deal with ''both'' of them.
* ''Film/BatmanReturns'' is a chess duel between the Penguin, Catwoman, ComicBook/ThePenguin, ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}, and CanonForeigner Max Shreck. The Penguin is clearly the main villain and certainly the main threat as his plans increasingly escalate to mass murder and eventually destroying Gotham City itself, but the other two (especially Shreck) are formidable problems and all three engage in double-dealing, backstabbing and triple-crossing.
* ''Film/LoversLane'' features three distinct killers; Doctor Jack Grefe, his daughter Chloe, ''Film/BulletInTheHead'': There's the two factions of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, both of which are committing war crimes, Y.S. Leong, a crime boss PlayingBothSides, and sexual sadist Ray Hennessey. All three [[spoiler:Paul]], whose greed ends up getting the trio in all kinds of them use [[HooksAndCrooks hooks]] though.
trouble.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides''
''Film/CatsEye'' has a three-way one between Blackbeard, Barbossa, Dr. Vinnie Donatti (a PsychoPsychologist who'll do anything to end smoking), Mr. Cressner (a mob boss fond of DisproportionateRetribution) and the Spaniard. All three want to get to the Fountain of Youth, albeit for different reasons, and all oppose each other- with [[LovableRogue Jack Sparrow]] caught in the middle.
** Before this there is ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', where Davy Jones casts
an unnamed troll tormenting a considerable (with the help of the Kraken) shadow over the film, but Will, the Turners and most significantly [[spoiler: Norrington]] know too well that in the background Lord Beckett is also waiting and pulling strings to reach the power of Jones.little girl.



* In ''Film/SatansPlayground'' we get the psychotic Leeds family, a group of Satanists, and TheJerseyDevil.

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* In ''Film/SatansPlayground'' we Played with in ''Film/Deadpool2''. While the movie makes Cable, Russell, Juggernaut and the Headmaster all out to be the possible main antagonist at different points, there really is no true villain except Deadpool's own inner struggle to try and do something decent. Russell and Cable both step back from the MoralEventHorizon thanks to Wade, while Juggernaut and the Headmaster are both dispatched in overly ridiculous ways that lessen their apparent threat.
* ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. The American President is a religious fascist who turned his country into a police state and is willing to destroy entire countries if necessary to maintain his supremacy. [[NotSoDifferent Meanwhile]], Cuervo Jones runs the largest gang in Los Angeles and has united Latin America under the Shining Path to invade the United States to
get that power himself.
* ''Film/TheForeigner2017'' doesn't have a dedicated central antagonist;
the psychotic Leeds family, a group bombers are largely characterized as having the same level of Satanists, authority, [[spoiler: Hennessy set the plan in motion but didn't intend for people to die]], and TheJerseyDevil.[[spoiler: Mary]] acts on a combination of LetNoCrisisGoToWaste and being a ManipulativeBastard. By the trope's definition as the one who instigates the plot, however, there's [[spoiler: Hugh]]. Though it wasn't his plan, he's the one that contributed the explosives, he organizes the bombers, and he was the one who took the plan off track to suit his own agenda (thus making an enemy of Quan).
* ''Film/FraternityMassacreAtHellIsland'': [[spoiler:Dean Jones]] puts on a clown suit to kill the fraternity, while four ghosts try to get some of them to take their place in a horrific curse.



* The comedy-horror ''Film/PsychoSleepover'' has a mass breakout at a mental institution, so the main characters have deal with dozens of different psychos.
* ''Film/WithoutWarning1980'' has the alien who is hunting the protagonists and the psychotic ShellShockedVeteran who thinks that the said protagonists are in cahoots with the alien.



* ''Film/LayerCake'' features a Serbian drug trafficker, Eddie Temple, and [[spoiler:Jimmy Price.]] All three are leaders of prominent criminal organizations, with various motivations for inciting the plot. Eddie Temple is the most benevolent one, and X comes to work for him.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Khan and Admiral Marcus. The former wants to revive his crew of superhumans and take over the Earth, while the latter plans to sacrifice the ''Enterprise'' so he can start a war with the Klingons.
* ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. The American President is a religious fascist who turned his country into a police state and is willing to destroy entire countries if necessary to maintain his supremacy. [[NotSoDifferent Meanwhile]], Cuervo Jones runs the largest gang in Los Angeles and has united Latin America under the Shining Path to invade the United States to get that power himself.
* ''Film/TwoGuns'' has the heroes going up against no less than three different villainous factions -- a cartel boss, a corrupt Navy commander, and a dirty CIA operative. The final shootout is between [[MeleeATrois all four groups]].
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/TheWolverine'': [[spoiler:There are two separate villainous factions in this movie: one led by Shingen Yashida, and one led by Shingen's father Ichirō]].
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has three villains who are acting largely independently and are often at cross-purposes, and their deeds lead to the BadFuture: [[MadScientist Bolivar Trask]], [[DarkActionGirl Mystique]], and [[spoiler:[[DarkMessiah Magneto]]]].
* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'': While the Klingon General Chang is the most prominent villainous leader, the conspiracy also includes a high-ranking Federation officer ([[spoiler: Admiral Cartwright]]) and the representative of a third country ([[spoiler: Romulan ambassador to the Federation Nanclus]]). None of them answer to the others, and their motives and resources are different -- they only work together because they have a common goal for the moment.

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* ''Film/LayerCake'' features a Serbian drug trafficker, Eddie Temple, and [[spoiler:Jimmy Price.]] All three are leaders of prominent criminal organizations, with various motivations for inciting the plot. Eddie Temple is the most benevolent one, and X comes to work for him.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'': ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Khan and Admiral Marcus. The former wants to revive his crew of superhumans and take over the Earth, while the latter plans to sacrifice the ''Enterprise'' so he can start a war with the Klingons.
* ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. The American President is a religious fascist who turned his country into a police state and is willing to destroy entire countries if necessary to maintain his supremacy. [[NotSoDifferent Meanwhile]], Cuervo Jones runs the largest gang in Los Angeles and has united Latin America under the Shining Path to invade the United States to get that power himself.
* ''Film/TwoGuns''
''Film/HorrorExpress'' has the heroes going up against no less than three different villainous factions -- a cartel boss, a corrupt Navy commander, alien creature as its dominant threat and a dirty CIA operative. The final shootout is between [[MeleeATrois all four groups]].
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/TheWolverine'': [[spoiler:There are two separate villainous factions in this movie: one led by Shingen Yashida, and one led by Shingen's father Ichirō]].
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has three villains who are acting largely independently and are often at cross-purposes, and their deeds lead to
the BadFuture: [[MadScientist Bolivar Trask]], [[DarkActionGirl Mystique]], and [[spoiler:[[DarkMessiah Magneto]]]].
* ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'': While
reason of the Klingon General Chang is horror part of the most prominent villainous leader, title but the conspiracy also includes a high-ranking Federation Cossack officer ([[spoiler: Admiral Cartwright]]) and the representative of Captain Kazan does manage to become something more than a third country ([[spoiler: Romulan ambassador mere AssholeVictim to the Federation Nanclus]]). None of them answer to creature by menacing the others, passengers and their motives and resources are different -- they only work together because they have a common goal expressing his desire for the moment.a scapegoat by good ol' ColdBloodedTorture.



* ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'' has [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer Poppy Adams]] and [[PresidentEvil the President of the United States]]. The former has infected all drugs in the world and holds millions of people hostage in an effort to make all drugs legal and become the leader of the world drug market, while the latter is fully willing to let all of them die so he can finally "win" the war on drugs.
* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' has Colonel Packard as the human antagonist, who develops an insane obsession for killing Kong at any cost, and Ramarak, the alpha [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Skullcrawler]], who is Kong's ArchEnemy that will decimate Skull Island if left unchecked.
* ''Film/LayerCake'' features a Serbian drug trafficker, Eddie Temple, and [[spoiler:Jimmy Price]]. All three are leaders of prominent criminal organizations, with various motivations for inciting the plot. Eddie Temple is the most benevolent one, and X comes to work for him.
* ''Film/LoversLane'' features three distinct killers; Doctor Jack Grefe, his daughter Chloe, and sexual sadist Ray Hennessey. All three of them use [[HooksAndCrooks hooks]] though.



* ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' has Solomon Lane and [[spoiler: Attlee]]. The former is a [[spoiler: rogue MI6 agent who's gone completely off the grid and took over an unsanctioned branch the agency and plans to secure funds from the prime minster as a means of expanding The Syndicate]]. The latter, meanwhile [[spoiler: is [[NiceJobBreakingItHero responsible for creating it in the first place]] and is ruthless in his ways of trying to contain his mess]].
** In ''Film/MissionImpossibleFallout'', the remnants of the Syndicate, now named the Apostles, are looking to break their leader Solomon Lane out of custody, and are now on the payroll of mysterious anarchist John Lark, who is looking to use stolen plutonium to carry out a massive nuclear attack that only Ethan's team can stop. Further complicating matters are the White Widow, an arms dealer who's brokering the deal between Lark and the Apostles to break Lane out of custody in return for the plutonium, and August Walker, a CIA assassin assigned to oversee Ethan's mission and possibly kill him if he goes rogue. [[spoiler: In the end, it is revealed that the White Widow was actually collaborating with the CIA from the start, and Walker is the actual identity of John Lark, with the real deal being framing Ethan in exchange for Lane providing him with nuclear bombs.]]



* The various conflicts in ''Film/{{VHS}}'' are driven by [[spoiler:Lily, Stephanie, her unnamed lover]], [[HumanoidAbomination the Glitch]], a group of {{aliens|AreBastards}}, and a demon.



* ''Film/HorrorExpress'' has the alien creature as its dominant threat and the reason of the horror part of the title but the Cossack officer Captain Kazan does manage to become something more than a mere AssholeVictim to the creature by menacing the passengers and expressing his desire for a scapegoat by good ol' ColdBloodedTorture.
* ''Film/ReazioneACatena'' (or ''Twitch of the Death Nerve'') features [[EvilVersusEvil an ensemble cast]] of [[SlasherMovie slashers]] so large that most of the victims already [[AssholeVictim have their own body count to their name]] by the time they are offed.

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* ''Film/HorrorExpress'' The comedy-horror ''Film/PsychoSleepover'' has a mass breakout at a mental institution, so the alien creature as its dominant threat main characters have deal with dozens of different psychos.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' has a three-way one between Blackbeard, Barbossa,
and the reason Spaniard. All three want to get to the Fountain of Youth, albeit for different reasons, and all oppose each other- with [[LovableRogue Jack Sparrow]] caught in the middle.
** Before this there is ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', where Davy Jones casts a considerable (with the help
of the horror part of Kraken) shadow over the title film, but Will, the Cossack officer Captain Kazan does manage to become something more than a mere AssholeVictim to the creature by menacing the passengers Turners and expressing his desire for a scapegoat by good ol' ColdBloodedTorture.
* ''Film/ReazioneACatena'' (or ''Twitch of the Death Nerve'') features [[EvilVersusEvil an ensemble cast]] of [[SlasherMovie slashers]] so large
most significantly [[spoiler: Norrington]] know too well that most of in the victims already [[AssholeVictim have their own body count background Lord Beckett is also waiting and pulling strings to their name]] by reach the time they are offed.power of Jones.



* ''Film/CatsEye'' has Dr. Vinnie Donatti (a PsychoPsychologist who'll do anything to end smoking), Mr. Cressner (a mob boss fond of DisproportionateRetribution) and an unnamed troll tormenting a little girl.
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' has the hero going after the man that has [[TitleDrop Taken]] his daughter, who you would think he would fight at the end. But no, he turns out to be just a DiscOneFinalBoss, and old Brian must go after another villain, who is auctioning off the girls the leader of the kidnapping ring takes.. and then he has to face the guy who actual bought his daughter in the climax.



* ''Film/ReazioneACatena'' (or ''Twitch of the Death Nerve'') features [[EvilVersusEvil an ensemble cast]] of [[SlasherMovie slashers]] so large that most of the victims already [[AssholeVictim have their own body count to their name]] by the time they are offed.
* In ''Film/SatansPlayground'' we get the psychotic Leeds family, a group of Satanists, and TheJerseyDevil.



* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' has Colonel Packard as the human antagonist, who develops an insane obsession for killing Kong at any cost, and Ramarak, the alpha [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Skullcrawler]], who is Kong's ArchEnemy that will decimate Skull Island if left unchecked.
* ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'' has [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer Poppy Adams]] and [[PresidentEvil the President of the United States]]. The former has infected all drugs in the world and holds millions of people hostage in an effort to make all drugs legal and become the leader of the world drug market, while the latter is fully willing to let all of them die so he can finally "win" the war on drugs.
* ''Film/BulletInTheHead'': There's the two factions of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, both of which are committing war crimes, Y.S. Leong, a crime boss PlayingBothSides, and [[spoiler:Paul]], whose greed ends up getting the trio in all kinds of trouble.
* ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' has [[{{Intangibility}} Ghost]] and [[ArmsDealer Sonny Burch]] as the main antagonists, both wanting Hank Pym's technology for their own personal reasons. The final showdown is in fact a MeleeATrois ChaseScene with our heroes having to deal with ''both'' of them.
* ''Film/FraternityMassacreAtHellIsland'': [[spoiler:Dean Jones]] puts on a clown suit to kill the fraternity, while four ghosts try to get some of them to take their place in a horrific curse.
* ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' has Solomon Lane and [[spoiler: Attlee]]. The former is a [[spoiler: rogue MI6 agent who's gone completely off the grid and took over an unsanctioned branch the agency and plans to secure funds from the prime minster as a means of expanding The Syndicate]]. The latter, meanwhile [[spoiler: is [[NiceJobBreakingItHero responsible for creating it in the first place]] and is ruthless in his ways of trying to contain his mess]].
** In ''Film/MissionImpossibleFallout'', the remnants of the Syndicate, now named the Apostles, are looking to break their leader Solomon Lane out of custody, and are now on the payroll of mysterious anarchist John Lark, who is looking to use stolen plutonium to carry out a massive nuclear attack that only Ethan's team can stop. Further complicating matters are the White Widow, an arms dealer who's brokering the deal between Lark and the Apostles to break Lane out of custody in return for the plutonium, and August Walker, a CIA assassin assigned to oversee Ethan's mission and possibly kill him if he goes rogue. [[spoiler: In the end, it is revealed that the White Widow was actually collaborating with the CIA from the start, and Walker is the actual identity of John Lark, with the real deal being framing Ethan in exchange for Lane providing him with nuclear bombs.]]
* ''Film/TheForeigner2017'' doesn't have a dedicated central antagonist; the bombers are largely characterized as having the same level of authority, [[spoiler: Hennessy set the plan in motion but didn't intend for people to die]], and [[spoiler: Mary]] acts on a combination of LetNoCrisisGoToWaste and being a ManipulativeBastard. By the trope's definition as the one who instigates the plot, however, there's [[spoiler: Hugh]]. Though it wasn't his plan, he's the one that contributed the explosives, he organizes the bombers, and he was the one who took the plan off track to suit his own agenda (thus making an enemy of Quan).
* Played with in ''Film/Deadpool2''. While the movie makes Cable, Russell, Juggernaut and the Headmaster all out to be the possible main antagonist at different points, there really is no true villain except Deadpool's own inner struggle to try and do something decent. Russell and Cable both step back from the MoralEventHorizon thanks to Wade, while Juggernaut and the Headmaster are both dispatched in overly ridiculous ways that lessen their apparent threat.
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* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' has Colonel Packard as ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'': While
the human antagonist, who develops an insane obsession Klingon General Chang is the most prominent villainous leader, the conspiracy also includes a high-ranking Federation officer ([[spoiler: Admiral Cartwright]]) and the representative of a third country ([[spoiler: Romulan ambassador to the Federation Nanclus]]). None of them answer to the others, and their motives and resources are different -- they only work together because they have a common goal for killing Kong at any cost, the moment.
** ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': Khan
and Ramarak, the alpha [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Skullcrawler]], who is Kong's ArchEnemy that will decimate Skull Island if left unchecked.
* ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'' has [[TheAggressiveDrugDealer Poppy Adams]] and [[PresidentEvil the President of the United States]].
Admiral Marcus. The former wants to revive his crew of superhumans and take over the Earth, while the latter plans to sacrifice the ''Enterprise'' so he can start a war with the Klingons.
* ''Film/{{Taken}}''
has infected all drugs in the world hero going after the man that has [[TitleDrop Taken]] his daughter, who you would think he would fight at the end. But no, he turns out to be just a DiscOneFinalBoss, and holds millions of people hostage in an effort to make all drugs legal and become old Brian must go after another villain, who is auctioning off the girls the leader of the world drug market, while kidnapping ring takes.. and then he has to face the latter is fully willing to let all of them die so he can finally "win" guy who actual bought his daughter in the war on drugs.
climax.
* ''Film/BulletInTheHead'': There's ''Film/TwoGuns'' has the two heroes going up against no less than three different villainous factions of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, both of which are committing war crimes, Y.S. Leong, -- a crime boss PlayingBothSides, cartel boss, a corrupt Navy commander, and [[spoiler:Paul]], whose greed ends up getting the trio in all kinds of trouble.
* ''Film/AntManAndTheWasp'' has [[{{Intangibility}} Ghost]] and [[ArmsDealer Sonny Burch]] as the main antagonists, both wanting Hank Pym's technology for their own personal reasons.
a dirty CIA operative. The final showdown shootout is in fact a MeleeATrois ChaseScene with our heroes having to deal with ''both'' of them.
* ''Film/FraternityMassacreAtHellIsland'': [[spoiler:Dean Jones]] puts on a clown suit to kill the fraternity, while four ghosts try to get some of them to take their place in a horrific curse.
* ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' has Solomon Lane and [[spoiler: Attlee]]. The former is a [[spoiler: rogue MI6 agent who's gone completely off the grid and took over an unsanctioned branch the agency and plans to secure funds from the prime minster as a means of expanding The Syndicate]]. The latter, meanwhile [[spoiler: is [[NiceJobBreakingItHero responsible for creating it in the first place]] and is ruthless in his ways of trying to contain his mess]].
** In ''Film/MissionImpossibleFallout'', the remnants of the Syndicate, now named the Apostles, are looking to break their leader Solomon Lane out of custody, and are now on the payroll of mysterious anarchist John Lark, who is looking to use stolen plutonium to carry out a massive nuclear attack that only Ethan's team can stop. Further complicating matters are the White Widow, an arms dealer who's brokering the deal
between Lark [[MeleeATrois all four groups]].
* The various conflicts in ''Film/{{VHS}}'' are driven by [[spoiler:Lily, Stephanie, her unnamed lover]], [[HumanoidAbomination the Glitch]], a group of {{aliens|AreBastards}}, and a demon.
* ''Film/WithoutWarning1980'' has the alien who is hunting the protagonists
and the Apostles to break Lane out of custody in return for the plutonium, and August Walker, a CIA assassin assigned to oversee Ethan's mission and possibly kill him if he goes rogue. [[spoiler: In the end, it is revealed psychotic ShellShockedVeteran who thinks that the White Widow was actually collaborating said protagonists are in cahoots with the CIA from the start, alien.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/TheWolverine'': [[spoiler:There are two separate villainous factions in this movie: one led by Shingen Yashida,
and Walker is the actual identity of John Lark, with the real deal being framing Ethan in exchange for Lane providing him with nuclear bombs.]]
* ''Film/TheForeigner2017'' doesn't have a dedicated central antagonist; the bombers
one led by Shingen's father Ichirō]].
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has three villains who
are acting largely characterized as having the same level of authority, [[spoiler: Hennessy set the plan in motion but didn't intend for people to die]], independently and [[spoiler: Mary]] acts on a combination of LetNoCrisisGoToWaste are often at cross-purposes, and being a ManipulativeBastard. By the trope's definition as the one who instigates the plot, however, there's [[spoiler: Hugh]]. Though it wasn't his plan, he's the one that contributed the explosives, he organizes the bombers, and he was the one who took the plan off track to suit his own agenda (thus making an enemy of Quan).
* Played with in ''Film/Deadpool2''. While the movie makes Cable, Russell, Juggernaut and the Headmaster all out to be the possible main antagonist at different points, there really is no true villain except Deadpool's own inner struggle to try and do something decent. Russell and Cable both step back from the MoralEventHorizon thanks to Wade, while Juggernaut and the Headmaster are both dispatched in overly ridiculous ways that lessen
their apparent threat.
deeds lead to the BadFuture: [[MadScientist Bolivar Trask]], [[DarkActionGirl Mystique]], and [[spoiler:[[DarkMessiah Magneto]]]].
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** ''[[Literature/StarWarsRazorsEdge Razor's Edge]]'': Imperial Commander Degoren is trying to capture or kill Leia, who's high on the Empire's Most Wanted list. SpacePirate leader Aral tukor Viest expects personal loyalty from Alderaanian Captain Metara in exchange for upgrading her ship, the ''Aegis'', and doesn't want Leia interfering. Han and Leia must deal with each in turn in order to escape the situation they've found themselves in. The two are aware of each other (Viest has sold out opponents to the Empire in the past), but are not allies, and Degoren would rather keep Leia out of Viest's clutches so that he can nab her himself.

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** ''[[Literature/StarWarsRazorsEdge Razor's Edge]]'': Imperial Commander Degoren is trying to capture or kill Leia, who's high on the Empire's Most Wanted list. SpacePirate {{Space Pirate|s}} leader Aral tukor Viest expects personal loyalty from Alderaanian Captain Metara in exchange for upgrading her ship, the ''Aegis'', and doesn't want Leia interfering. Han and Leia must deal with each in turn in order to escape the situation they've found themselves in. The two are aware of each other (Viest has sold out opponents to the Empire in the past), but are not allies, and Degoren would rather keep Leia out of Viest's clutches so that he can nab her himself.



* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': President Coriolanus Snow [[spoiler:with President Alma Coin in ''Mockingjay'']]

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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': President Coriolanus Snow [[spoiler:with President Alma Coin in ''Mockingjay'']]''Mockingjay'']].



* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' initially has a singular BigBad in Ryubee Sonozaki, though things become more complicated when his daughter Saeko and other villains such as Shinkuro Isaka begin vying for power, as well as the emergence of the mysterious [[NebulousEvilOrganization Foundation X]], represented by Jun Kazu. [[spoiler:At the end of it, Isaka ends up an ArcVillain, Ryubee is dead, Saeko loses her ambitions and Kazu becomes the FinalBoss.]]

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' initially has a singular BigBad in Ryubee Sonozaki, though things become more complicated when his daughter Saeko and other villains such as Shinkuro Isaka begin vying for power, as well as the emergence of the mysterious [[NebulousEvilOrganization [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Foundation X]], represented by Jun Kazu. [[spoiler:At the end of it, Isaka ends up an ArcVillain, Ryubee is dead, Saeko loses her ambitions and Kazu becomes the FinalBoss.]]



** Season 5A has another plethora of villains going at it for their own purposes - Emma herself (the Dark Swan), King Arthur, Zelena yet again, [[spoiler: Hook (who was revealed to be a second Dark One), and the first Dark One, Nimue, who ends up being the superior one.]]

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** Season 5A has another plethora of villains going at it for their own purposes - Emma herself (the Dark Swan), King Arthur, Zelena yet again, [[spoiler: Hook (who was revealed to be a second Dark One), and the first Dark One, Nimue, who ends up being the superior one.]]one]].



** Season 7 starts with [=Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfry=] as the sole antagonist. Then, [[spoiler: her daughter [=Ivy/Drizella=]]] turns out to be even more dangerous than her and she is working with Mother Gothel too. [[spoiler: Gothel soon turns out to be even more dangerous than both Tremaines and ends up as the sole BigBad, though her plans involve forming a coven made from eight dangerous and evil witches.]] The back half of the season also adds in Doctor Facilier running his own {{hidden agenda|villain}}, though he barely does anything of note [[spoiler: and along with Gothel's whole coven is killed off just before the two-part GrandFinale, which features [[AlternateSelf Wish Realm!Rumplestiltskin]] as the FinalBoss.]]

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** Season 7 starts with [=Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfry=] as the sole antagonist. Then, [[spoiler: her daughter [=Ivy/Drizella=]]] turns out to be even more dangerous than her and she is working with Mother Gothel too. [[spoiler: Gothel soon turns out to be even more dangerous than both Tremaines and ends up as the sole BigBad, though her plans involve forming a coven made from eight dangerous and evil witches.]] The back half of the season also adds in Doctor Facilier running his own {{hidden agenda|villain}}, though he barely does anything of note [[spoiler: and along with Gothel's whole coven is killed off just before the two-part GrandFinale, which features [[AlternateSelf Wish Realm!Rumplestiltskin]] as the FinalBoss.]]FinalBoss]].



* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' in its first season has Laura Plamer's killer [[spoiler: Leland/BOB]] and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Ben Horne]]. After [[spoiler:the Laura Palmer mystery is solved]] the BigBadEnsemble shifts to [[spoiler:Jean Renault]], Windom Earle and then finally [[spoiler:BOB again]].

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' in its first season has Laura Plamer's killer [[spoiler: Leland/BOB]] and [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Ben Horne]]. After [[spoiler:the Laura Palmer mystery is solved]] the BigBadEnsemble Big Bad Ensemble shifts to [[spoiler:Jean Renault]], Windom Earle and then finally [[spoiler:BOB again]].



* [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks Lucifer and YHVH]] are this for the whole ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, and are [[EvilVsEvil obviously opposed to one another]] [[BothOrderAndChaosAreDangerous as well as the protagonists]]. [[GodIsEvil YHVH]] wants to create a world of total {{order|IsNotGood}} where everyone worships him 24/7, while [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] wants to create a world of total {{chaos|IsEvil}} where it's every man, woman, and child for themselves. How evil each is [[DependingOnTheWriter varies depending on the game]], though Lucifer is at least usually ([[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV but not always]]) the more honorable of the two, or at least [[ManipulativeBastard presents himself that way]].
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' has antagonists representing all three alignments: [[KnightTemplar The Three Wise Men]] (with [[SmugSnake Mastema]] as DragonInChief) for Law, [[TheDevil Louisa Ferre]] and [[MotherNature Mem Aleph]] for Chaos, and [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Captain Jack]] for Neutrality. Notably, Jack is the only human villain, [[HateSink the only one without a single redeeming quality or idealistic motive]], the only one who cannot be sided with, and the only one to die no matter what path is taken. Should tell you all you need to know about him, really.

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* [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks Lucifer and YHVH]] are this for the whole ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, and are [[EvilVsEvil [[EvilVersusEvil obviously opposed to one another]] [[BothOrderAndChaosAreDangerous as well as the protagonists]]. [[GodIsEvil YHVH]] wants to create a world of total {{order|IsNotGood}} where everyone worships him 24/7, while [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] wants to create a world of total {{chaos|IsEvil}} where it's every man, woman, and child for themselves. How evil each is [[DependingOnTheWriter varies depending on the game]], though Lucifer is at least usually ([[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV but not always]]) the more honorable of the two, or at least [[ManipulativeBastard presents himself that way]].
** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' has antagonists representing all three alignments: [[KnightTemplar The Three Wise Men]] (with [[SmugSnake Mastema]] as DragonInChief) for Law, [[TheDevil [[LouisCypher Louisa Ferre]] and [[MotherNature Mem Aleph]] for Chaos, and [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Captain Jack]] for Neutrality. Notably, Jack is the only human villain, [[HateSink the only one without a single redeeming quality or idealistic motive]], the only one who cannot be sided with, and the only one to die no matter what path is taken. Should tell you all you need to know about him, really.



* ''Film/MissionImpossible'' for the Nintendo 64 has [[spoiler:Jim Phelps]] and Basil Prokosh.

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* ''Film/MissionImpossible'' for the Nintendo 64 UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 has [[spoiler:Jim Phelps]] and Basil Prokosh.



* ''VideoGame/Killzone3'': In the wake of Visari's death, Admiral Orlock and Chairman Stahl are [[EvilVsEvil competing]] to fill the EvilPowerVacuum. By the end, Stahl proves to be the worse of the two, and successfully kills Orlock, becoming the sole BigBad for the closing segments of the game.

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* ''VideoGame/Killzone3'': In the wake of Visari's death, Admiral Orlock and Chairman Stahl are [[EvilVsEvil [[EvilVersusEvil competing]] to fill the EvilPowerVacuum. By the end, Stahl proves to be the worse of the two, and successfully kills Orlock, becoming the sole BigBad for the closing segments of the game.


* The ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' manga and its various adaptations have this with [[EvilOldFolks Nurarihyon]], who starting from the third anime he appears in various non-consecutive episodes and in some can even get some Yokai work for him, and [[FantasticRacism Backbeard]], the leader of the Western Yokai, appearing most notably in several The Great Yokai War and Yokai Rally adaptations. Uniquely, the 2018 anime adds new villain [[NoNameGiven Nanashi]] as the most recurring threat from the very first episode until the end of the first half.

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* The ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' manga and its various adaptations have this with [[EvilOldFolks Nurarihyon]], who starting from the third anime he appears in various non-consecutive episodes and in some can even get some Yokai work for him, and [[FantasticRacism Backbeard]], the leader of the Western Yokai, appearing most notably in several The Great Yokai War and Yokai Rally adaptations. Uniquely, the 2018 anime adds new villain [[NoNameGiven Nanashi]] as the most recurring threat from the very first episode until the end of the first half.half, and the Big Bad of the Four Generals of the Underworld arc is yet to be revealed.


* ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' has this with [[EvilOldFolks Nurarihyon]], who in adaptations starting with the third anime he appears in various non-consecutive episodes and in some can even get some Yokai work for him, and [[FantasticRacism Backbeard]], the leader of the Western Yokai, appearing most notably in several The Great Yokai War and Yokai Rally adaptations. Uniquely, the 2018 anime adds new villain [[NoNameGiven Nanashi]] as the most recurring threat from the very first episode.

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* The ''Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro'' has manga and its various adaptations have this with [[EvilOldFolks Nurarihyon]], who in adaptations starting with from the third anime he appears in various non-consecutive episodes and in some can even get some Yokai work for him, and [[FantasticRacism Backbeard]], the leader of the Western Yokai, appearing most notably in several The Great Yokai War and Yokai Rally adaptations. Uniquely, the 2018 anime adds new villain [[NoNameGiven Nanashi]] as the most recurring threat from the very first episode.episode until the end of the first half.


* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' lacks a single BigBad; the conflict is caused by a combination of simple entropy and the four Lords of Cinder who were supposed to keep it line abandoning their duties, all for different reasons and without communication with each other. Peaking around in the background lore does point to one fairly strong candidate for the BigBad title ([[spoiler:Pontiff Sulyvahn]]), but ultimately, the Lords and the various natural forces (the Darksign, the Abyss, the Pus of Man, the Age of Darkness) still need to be dealt even after he's defeated.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' lacks a single BigBad; the conflict is caused by a combination of simple entropy and the four Lords of Cinder who were supposed to keep it line abandoning their duties, all for different reasons and without communication with each other. Peaking around in the background lore does point to one fairly strong candidate for the BigBad title ([[spoiler:Pontiff Sulyvahn]]), but ultimately, the Lords and the various natural forces (the Darksign, the Abyss, the Pus of Man, the Age of Darkness) still need to be dealt with even after he's defeated.


** King's Landing has the two resident Chessmasters [[FauxAffablyEvil Petyr]] [[NotSoHarmlessVillain "Littlefinger"]] [[ManipulativeBastard Baelish]] and the mysterious [[TheSpymaster Varys,]] called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "the Spider."]]
** At Storm's End you have KnightTemplar Stannis Baratheon and his WellIntentionedExtremist advisor [[HotWitch Melisandre.]]
** At the Iron Islands, you have BigBadWannabe Balon Greyjoy. [[spoiler: He is later succeeded by his far more ruthless brother, pirate king [[AxCrazy Euron]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Crow's Eye".]]]]
** [[spoiler: In Robb Stark's army you have [[TheSociopath Roose Bolton]] and [[EvilOldFolks Walder Frey]], who betray and murder Robb in order to form an alliance with Tywin Lannister. Roose and Walder each have henchmen of their own, including Ramsay Snow, a {{Sadist}}, and Black Walder, a GeneralRipper.]]

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** King's Landing has the two resident Chessmasters [[FauxAffablyEvil Petyr]] [[NotSoHarmlessVillain "Littlefinger"]] [[ManipulativeBastard Baelish]] and the mysterious [[TheSpymaster Varys,]] called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "the Spider."]]
"]] Varys is revealed to be in league with [[spoiler:Young Griff / Aegon]], while Littlefinger is out only for himself.
** At Storm's End you have KnightTemplar Stannis Baratheon and his WellIntentionedExtremist advisor [[HotWitch Melisandre.]]
]] Subverted in that he's effectively a HeroAntagonist for the VillainProtagonist, Tyrion. In book five he's more of the BigGood as the leader of the anti-Bolton coalition.
** At the Iron Islands, you have BigBadWannabe Balon Greyjoy.Greyjoy, fighting all on his own. [[spoiler: He is later succeeded by his far more ruthless brother, pirate king [[AxCrazy Euron]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "Crow's Eye".]]]]
** [[spoiler: In Robb Stark's army you have [[TheSociopath Roose Bolton]] and [[EvilOldFolks Walder Frey]], who betray and murder Robb in order to form an alliance with Tywin Lannister. Roose and Walder each have henchmen of their own, including Ramsay Snow, a {{Sadist}}, and Black Walder, a GeneralRipper.]]GeneralRipper, and Roose joins the two houses via marriage alliance. Roose is effectively the main villain of the whole Northern story line from book three onward (with Frey being more of an opportunistic lackey); while he's technically in service to the Lannister regime, his power base is completely independent and the two don't interact much besides giving each other customary recognition (the Lannisters grant him the title Warden of the North, and he in turn acknowledges Joffrey / Tommen as king).


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* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' lacks a single BigBad; the conflict is caused by a combination of simple entropy and the four Lords of Cinder who were supposed to keep it line abandoning their duties, all for different reasons and without communication with each other. Peaking around in the background lore does point to one fairly strong candidate for the BigBad title ([[spoiler:Pontiff Sulyvahn]]), but ultimately, the Lords and the various natural forces (the Darksign, the Abyss, the Pus of Man, the Age of Darkness) still need to be dealt even after he's defeated.



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[[quoteright:350:Though in this case, [[ComicBook/{{Venom}} the guy on top is the biggest bad.]]]]


** Before this there is ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', where Davy Jones casts the main shadow over the film, but in the background Lord Beckett is also waiting and pulling strings.

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** Before this there is ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', where Davy Jones casts a considerable (with the main help of the Kraken) shadow over the film, but Will, the Turners and most significantly [[spoiler: Norrington]] know too well that in the background Lord Beckett is also waiting and pulling strings.strings to reach the power of Jones.


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* Unlike the previous school years, during the events of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'' Voldemort makes no attempt to seize power and remains the GreaterScopeVillain whose supporter lurks around Hogwarts and is a threat to Harry and co. Thing is [[spoiler: this supporter is NOT the titular prisoner Sirius Black but rather Ron's pet rat Scabbers who is actually a man called Wormtail and whose crimes are revealed during a plot-changing chapter]]. As if the threat of a mass-murderer and the sudden light into the nebulous past isn't enough to darken this year, there is also the fact of the soul-sucking fiends, the Dementors, that are supposedly there to protect students from the criminal but actually only see tasty, tempting little souls and manage to present a gloomy threat instead of a comforting shadow. And apart from the strain of having them around, Harry, Ron and Hermione also spend a decent part of their spare time, trying to save Hagrid's pet hipogriff from the executioner's chopping block, which the Malfoys are ecstatic to set.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StretchArmstrongAndTheFlexFighters'' features the rival villainous factions of Stretch Monster and the Tech Men, but their rivalry doesn't really become evident until season two, where it becomes a major plot point.


* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' has EvilInc Medical Mechanica, who plans to iron out free thought all over the world, and [[spoiler:VillainProtagonist Haruko, who wants to steal the power of legendary {{Space Pirate|s}} Atomsk, which unfortunately involves freeing him from imprisonment by the former by helping them along with their plan (and she doesn't really care what happens afterwards)]].

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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' has EvilInc [[EvilInc Medical Mechanica, Mechanica]], who plans to iron out free thought all over the world, and [[spoiler:VillainProtagonist Haruko, Haruko Haruhara, who wants to steal the power of legendary {{Space Pirate|s}} Atomsk, which unfortunately involves freeing him from imprisonment by the former by helping them along with their plan (and she doesn't really care what happens afterwards)]].afterwards)]]. Though in practice, Medical Mechanica never makes a physical appearance, making them more of a GreaterScopeVillain (and itís ambiguous if they even exist), while [[spoiler:Haruko]] acts as the main BigBad.



* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' had Lord Deus as the leader of the Demigods fighting the Gohma, while Asura is opposed to both of them. [[spoiler: Then the true ending adds the Golden Spider[=/=]Chakravartin as the GreaterScopeVillain]].

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* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' had Lord Deus as the leader of the Demigods fighting the Gohma, while Asura is opposed to both of them. [[spoiler: Then the true ending adds the Golden Spider[=/=]Chakravartin as the GreaterScopeVillain]].true BigBad using both of them]].



* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' has antagonists representing all three alignments: [[KnightTemplar The Three Wise Men]] (with [[SmugSnake Mastema]] as DragonInChief) for Law, [[TheDevil Louisa Ferre]] and [[MotherNature Mem Aleph]] for Chaos, and [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Captain Jack]] for Neutrality. Notably, Jack is the only human villain, the only one without a single redeeming quality or idealistic motive, the only one who cannot be sided with, and the only one to die no matter what path is taken. Should tell you all you need to know about him, really.
** [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks Lucifer and YHVH]] are this for the whole series, and are obviously opposed to one another as well as the protagonists. How evil each is [[DependingOnTheWriter varies depending on the game]], though Lucifer is at least usually ([[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV but not always]]) the more honorable of the two.

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* [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks Lucifer and YHVH]] are this for the whole ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series, and are [[EvilVsEvil obviously opposed to one another]] [[BothOrderAndChaosAreDangerous as well as the protagonists]]. [[GodIsEvil YHVH]] wants to create a world of total {{order|IsNotGood}} where everyone worships him 24/7, while [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] wants to create a world of total {{chaos|IsEvil}} where it's every man, woman, and child for themselves. How evil each is [[DependingOnTheWriter varies depending on the game]], though Lucifer is at least usually ([[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV but not always]]) the more honorable of the two, or at least [[ManipulativeBastard presents himself that way]].
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''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' has antagonists representing all three alignments: [[KnightTemplar The Three Wise Men]] (with [[SmugSnake Mastema]] as DragonInChief) for Law, [[TheDevil Louisa Ferre]] and [[MotherNature Mem Aleph]] for Chaos, and [[PrivateMilitaryContractor Captain Jack]] for Neutrality. Notably, Jack is the only human villain, [[HateSink the only one without a single redeeming quality or idealistic motive, motive]], the only one who cannot be sided with, and the only one to die no matter what path is taken. Should tell you all you need to know about him, really.
** [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks Lucifer and YHVH]] are this for the whole series, and are obviously opposed to one another as well as the protagonists. How evil each is [[DependingOnTheWriter varies depending on the game]], though Lucifer is at least usually ([[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV but not always]]) the more honorable of the two.
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* ''ComicBook/TheWildStorm'' is centered around two powerful secret organizations. IO, lead by Miles Craven, secretly control the world and suppress humanity's advancements. Skywatch, lead by Henry Bendix, would gladly raze the world and enslave all survivors. The heroes race to stop the escalation of their growing conflict, but out of them, Jacob Marlowe is more ALighterShadeOfBlack as he [[spoiler: still wants Earth to be assimilated into Kheran Empire, just not as slave race]]. Then there are Daemons who may or may not be evil, it is not yet clear. There is a handful of minor ones, like [[BigBadWannabe Christine Trelane]] or [[AxCrazy MarkSlayton]]. Michael Cray's spinoff adds [[EvilCounterpart twisted versions of several DC heroes]] out of whom [[spoiler: Olivier Queen, Barry Allen and Arthur Curry are quickly dealt with but Diana Prince and John Constantine are much bigger problem]]

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* ''ComicBook/TheWildStorm'' is centered around two powerful secret organizations. IO, lead by Miles Craven, secretly control the world and suppress humanity's advancements. Skywatch, lead by Henry Bendix, would gladly raze the world and enslave all survivors. The heroes race to stop the escalation of their growing conflict, but out of them, Jacob Marlowe is more ALighterShadeOfBlack as he [[spoiler: still wants Earth to be assimilated into Kheran Empire, just not as slave race]]. Then there are Daemons who may or may not be evil, it is not yet clear. There is a handful of minor ones, like [[BigBadWannabe Christine Trelane]] or [[AxCrazy MarkSlayton]]. Mark Slayton]]. Michael Cray's spinoff adds [[EvilCounterpart twisted versions of several DC heroes]] out of whom [[spoiler: Olivier Queen, Barry Allen and Arthur Curry are quickly dealt with but Diana Prince and John Constantine are a much bigger problem]]problem]]
* In 2018 ''ComicBook/{{Venom}}'' series Knull the Symbiote God is established as the GreaterScopeVillain early on but remains a SealedEvilInACan. ComicBook/{{Carnage}} is working to unleash him, while the Maker, evil Reed Richards from [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]] has his own agenda concerning Venom.

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* ''Series/ChillingAdventuresOfSabrina'': The BigBadDuumvirate of the first season, Father Blackwood and Madam Satan, are separated in the second and both are pursuing different agendas completely, but still acting as BigBad for the show. Father Blackwood is trying to reform the Church of Night to his mysoginistic image and manipulating Ambrose, Prudence and Zelda, while Madam Satan is working with the Dark Lord to bring about the end of days and make Sabrina follow a certain prophecy.

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