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* VideoGame/KingdomHearts Has a few of these.

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* VideoGame/KingdomHearts Has ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has a few of these.these:



** [[ThatOneBoss Xaldin]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Sadistic, imposing, and dangerous...but definitely [[ManipulativeBastard NOT stupid.]]
** [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]] served this role among the Disney Villains in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI.'' She is one of the more formidable battlers, capable of subduing King Triton, and in her first boss fight, she is nearly invulnerable due to her never-ending spin attack that deflects any keyblade strike. Ursula's giant form really cements her role as the brute; she is the largest of the villains (one of the larger members initially), where she is relentlessly attacking you with powerful magic. Like the other Kingdom Hearts brutes, she isn't dumb; she is capable of manipulating her enemies.
** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They were both shown to be the two most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were also shown to overpower and tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.

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** [[ThatOneBoss Xaldin]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Sadistic, imposing, and dangerous... but definitely [[ManipulativeBastard NOT stupid.]]
stupid]].
** [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula]] served this role among the Disney Villains in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI.'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI''. She is one of the more formidable battlers, capable of subduing King Triton, and in her first boss fight, she is nearly invulnerable due to her never-ending spin attack that deflects any keyblade strike. Ursula's giant form really cements her role as the brute; she is the largest of the villains (one of the larger members initially), where she is relentlessly attacking you with powerful magic. Like the other Kingdom Hearts brutes, ''Kingdom Hearts'' Brutes, she isn't dumb; she is capable of manipulating her enemies.
** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII''. They were both shown to be the two most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were also shown to overpower and tire their opponents with ease, however however, they are both only second to Masters Master Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.


** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They were both shown to be two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were also shown to overpower and tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.

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** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They were both shown to be the two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were also shown to overpower and tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.


** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They were both shown to be the two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were also shown to overpower and tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.

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** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They were both shown to be the two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were also shown to overpower and tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.


** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They Were both shown to be the two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were Also shown to overpower And tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.

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** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They Were were both shown to be the two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were Also also shown to overpower And and tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.


** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position from VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They Were both shown to be the two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were Also shown to overpower And tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.

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** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position from in VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They Were both shown to be the two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were Also shown to overpower And tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.


** Terra-Xehanort and Saix from VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They both share this position as the two of the most members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were shown to overpower And tire their opponents with ease, they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.

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** Terra-Xehanort and Saix share this position from VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They Were both share this position as shown to be the two of the most powerful members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were Also shown to overpower And tire their opponents with ease, however they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.


* Lexaeus from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' is at least head and shoulders of the rest of the members, and is the only one who can physically lift his weapon (an axesword). [[http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x252/ShiroiKishi/KH%20-%20Organization%20XIII/All-Heights.jpg Here's a picture of the Org comparing their height.]] Despite being The Brute, though, [[GeniusBruiser he's not stupid]]; he manages to cut short the one argument we see around him, and apparently has a head for strategy, given that Zexion goes to him for advice to deal with Riku.

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* VideoGame/KingdomHearts Has a few of these.
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Lexaeus from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' is at least head and shoulders of the rest of the members, and is the only one who can physically lift his weapon (an axesword). [[http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x252/ShiroiKishi/KH%20-%20Organization%20XIII/All-Heights.jpg Here's a picture of the Org comparing their height.]] Despite being The Brute, though, [[GeniusBruiser he's not stupid]]; he manages to cut short the one argument we see around him, and apparently has a head for strategy, given that Zexion goes to him for advice to deal with Riku.



* Terra-Xehanort and Saix from VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They both share this position as the two of the most members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were shown to overpower And tire their opponents with ease, they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.

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* ** Terra-Xehanort and Saix from VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They both share this position as the two of the most members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were shown to overpower And tire their opponents with ease, they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.

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* Terra-Xehanort and Saix from VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII. They both share this position as the two of the most members of the XIII Seekers of Darkness, both of them were shown to overpower And tire their opponents with ease, they are both only second to Masters Xehanort, Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas.


*** [[AxCrazy Cracker]] seems to be the embodiment of the trope [[spoiler: before he reveals he is much smaller but no less powerful man in a self made biscuit suit]].

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*** [[AxCrazy [[MookMaker Cracker]] seems to be the embodiment of the trope [[spoiler: before he reveals he is much smaller but no less powerful man in a self made biscuit suit]].


One thing to keep in mind with this character type is that it's the ''role'' and ''rank'' as opposed to just the personality that defines it. Pete from the Creator/{{Disney}} canon is a classic example of the Brute personality type: a big dumb bully that just loves to throw his own weight around. However, he's generally used as a BigBad (or, in works like ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', TheDragon). As such, in most appearances, he is not technically a Brute.

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One thing to keep in mind with this character type is that it's the ''role'' and ''rank'' as opposed to just the personality that defines it. Pete WesternAnimation/{{Pete}} from the Creator/{{Disney}} canon is a classic example of the Brute personality type: a big dumb bully that just loves to throw his own weight around. However, he's generally used as a BigBad (or, in works like ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', TheDragon). As such, in most appearances, he is not technically a Brute.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'' has had its fair share of Brutes over the years.
** ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' has Go-Gadoru-Ba, who leads the strongest [[MonsterOfTheWeek Gurongi]] group, the Go Group, and acts as enforcer for the Gurongi "judge" Ra-Baruba-De, who herself is TheDragon for Gurongi leader [[BigBad N-Daguva-Zeba]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' has Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja, a [[BloodKnight battle hungry]] SerialKiller with the [[HeroKiller highest kill count]] among the Riders in the Battle Fight. He's initially brought in thanks to [[PsychopathicManchild Jun Shibaura]]/Kamen Rider Gai, but later ends up doing temp work for [[BigBad Shiro Kanzaki]].
** ''Series/KamenRider555'' has [[ScaryBlackMan Mr. J]], the [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile Crocodile Orphnoch]], as this among the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Lucky Clover]] and the one usually used by their employer for missions that require muscle. After J's exit, the role was left vacant in the Lucky Clover until they fill it in with AxCrazy mass murderer Aki Sawada.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' has Kou Tasugami/Leo Zodiarts, bodyguard to [[BigBad Mitsuaki Gamou]] and his go-to guy for missions that require muscle.
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' has the Phoenix Phantom, a psychotic berserker and Greater Phantom whose method for creating more Phantoms usually involves assaulting a Gate until they give into despair. In fact, because of his sadistic and brutish tendencies (which in one case led to him beating a Gate to death before a Phantom could fully manifest), he's often kept on the sidelines by [[BigBad Wiseman]] while [[TheDragon Medusa]] is the one who usually creates Phantoms.
** ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' gives us a female example with Yoko Minato/New Generation Rider Marika. Despite her [[PintSizedPowerhouse smaller stature]], Yoko is a skilled fighter, even in her non-transformed state, and acts as the {{Bodyguard Babe|s}} of [[MadScientist Ryoma Sengoku]]. Later on, Ryoma adds another Brute to [[MegaCorp Yggdrasill]]'s ranks when he takes [[TheRival Kaito Kumon]] on as an additional enforcer. When the [[MonsterLord Overlord Inves]] make their introduction, the role gets taken by [[BloodKnight Demushu]].
** ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' has Mashin Chaser as this for the Roidmude Executives, the "Grim Reaper" used by them to eliminate rogue Roidmudes or, more often, just as muscle to hold off Drive.
** ''Series/KamenRiderBuild'' has Fu and Rai Washio/Remocon and Engine Bro's, a pair of TykeBomb {{Supersoldier}}s raised by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Juzaburo Namba]], and typically used by him as muscle to hassle the heroes or back up his other fighters.


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* ''WesternAnimation/RobinHood'' has Captain Crocodile, the captain of [[BigBad Prince John's]] guards. He serves as backup muscle to [[TheDragon the Sheriff of Nottingham]] and is shown to be the most physically capable of the villains, holding his own against Robin Hood and is only taken down (temporarily) by a horde of stampeding rhinos.
* Banzai from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is a large, aggressive hyena who thinks with his muscles.
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' gives us Thumper. He's so vicious the other grasshoppers have to keep him on a leash much of the time.
* The CymbalBangingMonkey from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. He is [[CuteIsEvil Lotso]]'s nighttime guard and he makes sure no toy leaves Sunnyside Daycare. He is so strong that he easily overpowers Woody before being defeated by him and Slinky. He doesn't speak, but he does make screeching monkey noises.
* The Green Goblin, Tombstone and Scorpion for Kingpin in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse''. Green Goblin is hulking, angry muscle, Scorpion is the PsychoForHire type, and Tombstone is just Kingpin's bodyguard.

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** Crabbe and Goyle are this to school bully Draco Malfoy. They are described as being dimwitted and having gorilla-like arms. They are always seen accompanying Draco, being used by him to intimidate his victims.

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** Crabbe and Goyle are this to school bully Draco Malfoy. They are described as being dimwitted (they didn't pass their exams in fifth year) and having gorilla-like arms. They are always seen accompanying Draco, being used by him to intimidate his victims.victims.
** Crabbe and Goyle's fathers were the two largest Death Eaters present at Voldemort's rebirth and seem just as dull-witted as their sons.



** Walden Macnair is a large, bloodthirsty and aggressive Death Eater. He spent the years between wars as an executioner for the Ministry, greatly appreciated Voldemort's promise of victims, and helped recruit the Giants by bonding over bloodshed. Hagrid refers to him as a maniac.



* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' gives us Thumper. He's so vicious the other grasshoppers have to keep him on a leash much of the time.
* The CymbalBangingMonkey from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''. He is [[CuteIsEvil Lotso]]'s nighttime guard and he makes sure no toy leaves Sunnyside Daycare. He is so strong that he easily overpowers Woody before being defeated by him and Slinky. He doesn't speak, but he does make screeching monkey noises.



* Banzai from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.



* The Green Goblin, Tombstone and Scorpion for Kingpin in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse''.


** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'': In the Second Generation, following his younger brother, Zeheart's promotion to TheDragon, Decil Galette, ex-EnfantTerrible[=/=]{{Child Soldier|s}} and current PsychoForHire & SociopathicSoldier takes on this role for Vagan's forces, functioning as the high command's attack dog. As the former [[TheHeavy main villain]] of the First Generation, and a continuing power player in the Vagan ranks, he's one of the most prominent, and well-developed examples of this in the franchise.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'': In the Second Generation, following his younger brother, Zeheart's promotion to TheDragon, Decil Galette, ex-EnfantTerrible[=/=]{{Child Soldier|s}} and current PsychoForHire & SociopathicSoldier takes on this role for Vagan's forces, functioning as the high command's attack dog. As the former [[TheHeavy main villain]] villain of the First Generation, and a continuing power player in the Vagan ranks, he's one of the most prominent, and well-developed examples of this in the franchise.


He is usually [[TheBully a bully]] with a [[HairTriggerTemper hot temper]], and more often than not, also [[DumbMuscle very stupid]], though [[GeniusBruiser there are exceptions]]. SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability are common among [[{{Supervillain}} powered varieties]]. Female brutes are rare outside of [[AmazonBrigade all-women groups]], although not unheard of.

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He is usually a [[TheBully a bully]] with a [[HairTriggerTemper hot temper]], and more often than not, also [[DumbMuscle very stupid]], though [[GeniusBruiser there are exceptions]]. SuperStrength and NighInvulnerability are common among [[{{Supervillain}} powered varieties]]. Female brutes are rare outside of [[AmazonBrigade all-women groups]], although not unheard of.

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