The Order is an organisation led by the mysterious being known as "The Author", whose main goal appears to be to destroy the Multiversers and gain dominion over the entirety of the Multiverse.
- Card-Carrying Villain - What the majority of those in The Order are. And they wouldn't have it any other way.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive - Those in the Murkoff Corporation who aid and finance operations and experiments in The Order.
- Evil Plan - Their endgame is unknown at the moment; what is known, however, is that they wish to bring down the Multiversers and everyone associated with them.
- Monumental Damage - As long as they get what they want, The Order doesn't care how much damage they inflict.
- Those Wacky Nazis - Millennium, the Nazi organization allied with The Order to help wage war against The Multiverse itself.
- War Is Glorious - The mindset of Millennium.
The aftermath of the battles of Endor and Jakku (respectively) reduced the once-mighty Galactic Empire to a rump state hemmed in by strict disarmament treaties and punishing reparations. Unbeknownst to the New Republic, however, many former high-ranking Imperials retreated into the galaxys Unknown Regions, which had been secretly colonized by the Empire during the time of the Galactic Civil War. Rebuilding the Imperial Military in secret, this Imperial Remnant faction became the First Order.
Tropes Relating to The First Order:
- 0% Approval Rating - Due to the fact that they are remnants of the Galactic Empire (who terrorized and ruled the galaxy for decades), and had constructed a Death Star-like weapon capable of destroying entire star systems, everyone has a reason to hate them. Secretly, many in the higher ranks of The Order think of the majority of them as Imperial fanatics, useful primarily for shock troops or cannon fodder.
- Badass Army - While the total standing forces in their military are minuscule compared to the original Empire, they pack serious firepower in their battles and they don't screw around about defending or capturing critical resources. Even run of the mill mooks are given melee combat training on the off chance one of them should encounter a Jedi.
- Became Their Own Antithesis - In a way, the First Order is what the Empire was always accusing the Rebel Alliance of being; a comparatively small terrorist organization fighting for a departed past, spreading disorder throughout the Galaxy.
- Believing Their Own Lies - More like completely divorced from reality. According to the novelization, the First Order genuinely believes the New Republic is an anarchic hellhole that is on the verge of collapse at any moment, that they were driven to the dark of the universe by terrorists, and that the New Republic is using every method possible to destroy them. This causes both The Author and Walter Padick to stand in awe at how "fucking dangerously stupid" they are.
- Darker and Edgier - The Empire was, well, an empire, with more of a government focus despite its large military presence. The First Order is an outright military junta that appears to worship the Dark Side openly.
- The Dreaded - Many who aren't fighting them run the other way to get away from their business.
- The Empire - Their goal is to recreate the fallen Galactic Empire, but they already have the characteristics of one, such as an organized power structure, a standing army, etc. For now, they have a swath of territory in the Unknown Regions and parts of the Outer Rim.
- They have since shifted their goals to Multiversal conquest upon getting into contact with The Order.
- Knight Templar - The members of the First Order often seem even more fanatic than the Imperials. Finn's desertion is treated with total disgust by his former fellow stormtroopers, and everyone present enthusiastically salutes Hux's speech about destroying the Hosnian system.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name - The First Order is the Star Wars version of the Neo-Nazi movement as well as the original Nazi Germany, complete with a very similar history and origin. Word of God states that J. J. Abrams compares them to Nazis who fled to South America, if they managed to reconstitute themselves into a new nation.
- Putting on the Reich - The First Order uniforms are based on the SS, which they wear at a Rally while standing at attention before General Hux as he announces the Order's glorious triumph with a gigantic red-&-black banner, the speech itself being given in a psychotic, over the top, shrieking style. Those same stormtroopers cap off the speech by delivering a barely modified Nazi salute◊.
- The Remnant - They were founded by die-hard loyalists of Palpatine's Empire.
- Undying Loyalty - To the Imperial ideology. The First Order is populated by people who continue to follow it well after the New Republic crushed it militarily, economically squeezed its remnants, and tried to otherwise force it out of existence. Although there is one desertion and one high ranking officer who chose to obey the enemy over dying.
- Villain Has a Point - The First Order points out the New Republic has been financing the Resistance for some time. It doesn't justify blowing up their capital, but it is an act of war.
- We Are Everywhere - The First Order is shown as relying on a relatively large network of informants, spies and sympathizers to expand its reach far beyond its actual size.
L.E.G.I.O.N., the "League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations," is a terrorist organization/private army from the world of Agents of Mayhem.
Tropes Relating to LEGION:
- Equal-Opportunity Evil - They take their recruits from any source in the Multiverse. They also partake in any form of evil and crime, from drug trafficking to worldwide terrorism.
- Faceless Goons - Their soldiers all wear modern armor that hides their faces, with only variations of armor to indicate positions and genders.
- Monumental Damage - One of their favorite pastimes, it seems. Their most infamous example is "Devil's Night" (a worldwide attack that they launched in their world to overthrow the world's governments in a single day).
- Seven Deadly Sins - LEGION has its operations delegated to Ministries that each have a name of a Sin.
- Zerg Rush - L.E.G.I.O.N.s Swarmtroopers are so named because their primary tactic is to overwhelm their enemies with superior numbers.
An empire that has existed in the universe of Voltron: Legendary Defender for thousands of years, and conquered the majority of the galaxy by the start of the series. After coming in contact with The Order, they were given the chance to expand their empire, and ensure their rule forever.
Tropes Relating to the Galra Empire:
- Aliens are Bastards - The majority of the Galra race are this, due to working in an empire that conquered and enslaved most of their galaxy.
- The Empire
- Mecha-Mooks - Their foot soldiers are mostly Sentry robots, as are most of their pilots and ship crews. These end up being a vast source of disposable soldiers for The Order, as they can always make more.
- Purple Is the New Black - They are very heavily associated with purple and they're evil. In some cases it's clearly meant as a stand-in for pitch-black darkness.
The final battalion of the Nazis from Hellsing, who managed to escape the destruction of the Nazi Party with help from the Catholic Church. Made up almost entirely of Nazi vampires, they are eager to wage war. The Order were all too willing to give them a target in the Multiversers.
Tropes Relating to Millennium:
- Blood Knight - OH BOY, ARE THEY EVER.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil - Will gladly take in anyone to their cause, especially those with a thirst for violence.
- Our Vampires Are Different - Unlike the natural way in which a vampire is created, the Millennium soldiers receive their abilities through scientific means (a la the use of cells from the vampiric husk of Mina Harker).
- Those Wacky Nazis
- War Is Glorious - Their M.O. in a nutshell.
Tropes Relating to the Murkoff Corporation:
- Brainwashed and Crazy - Murkoff's experiments often do this to others. Particularly with their experiemtns on the people of Temple Gate, which involved exposing the town to micro- and radiowaves and communicating with the cult leader, Papa Knoth, telling him things and claiming to be the voice of God. In the end, the town was split into two factions: the "Christians" who encouraged incest and child-killing led by Papa Knoth (who, as God's "prophet," was seen as entitled to any woman he wanted, even if it meant forcing himself on them), and the "Heretics" who wanted to share their "love" with the world by raping people.
- Greater-Scope Villain - Depending on the circumstances. Their experiment with the people of Temple Gate definitely counts, as the operated out of a radio station outside the town and are never noticed.
- Hate Sink - Should pretty much speak for itself.
- Private Military Contractors - What they use for security/a private army.
- Research, Inc. - Their primary motivation seems to be researching advanced technologies, nevermind the unethical human testing and potentially disastrous outcomes.
A legion of knights who serve Apollyon. Originating from the knights who defected from the Iron Legion, they follow both their dark knight leader and The Order to fight against the Multiversers.
Tropes Relating to the Blackstone Legion:
- Chaos Is Evil - An army of knights who serve Apollyon, fighting for her beliefs in starting a massive war.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil - So long as it advances the goal of creating an endless war, the Blackstone Legion will do anything and take in anyone willing to help.
- Evil Counterpart - The original group was formed from defectors from the Iron Legion of their world, who joined Apollyon to start an endless war.
- Faceless Goons - The soldiers in the Blackstone Legion are covered head to toe in medieval armor, not showing even an ounce of their identities.
- Join or Die - How they recruit their soldiers, especially from their prisoners of war.
- Medieval European Fantasy - The group resembles a fantastic (albeit Low Fantasy) interpretation of European knights.