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Just a list of tropes with titles that, intentionally or unintentionally, sound like super-villain names. Common formats include "{Title} {Word}" and "{Word} Woman/Man/Girl/Boy/Lass/Lad".

For a bit of a challenge for those adding new titles to the list below, try and avoid tropes that are directly named after actual characters (for example, Inspector Javert will not be included in the list as the trope is named verbatim after the antagonistic policeman from Les Misérables), or tropes whose names are otherwise the nom de guerres of actual well-recognizable characters (for example, there are actual DC Comics villains who're called The Gambler and The Trickster).


The Evil Counterpart list to the TV Tropes Superhero Team. See also Trope Names for a Band and Trope Title Shows.

Current Team Roster:

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: A user of Black Magic; her hair is the source of her power.
  • Alpha Bitch: The most popular girl in her high school, she went insane when she lost a popularity contest and has now become the leader of an all-woman street gang.
  • The Antichrist: But one of many sons of Satan who has chosen to be loyal to his unholy father and is co-founder and financial backer of the Legion of Doom. While he does possess powers, they are not the kind that warrants direct confrontation, preferring to appeal to the darker, carnal desires of those he surrounds himself with his supernatural charisma, turning the most devout of saints and the noblest of heroes into the worst that humanity can offer.
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  • Bad Boss: The Don to the biggest crime family in The Big Easy. He had gotten his name from his almost Blackbeard-like efficiency in weeding out weakness in his organization, often killing them in ways that encourages other cronies not the make the same mistake.
  • Bad Santa: A former incarnation of Santa Claus who saw the potential of the magic of the holidays and began to use it to learn darker spells, intending on using it to conquer the Earth and other neighboring dimensions. His apprentice, the new Santa Claus, was able to fight him off and banish him form the North Pole, cutting him off from the source of holiday cheer contained there. He eventually took what he learned and became an Evil Sorcerer that has tried and failed to take over the world many times ever since. He now works for The Anti-Christ as his right-hand man in Legion of Doom and is now the face of his own holiday Antichristmas.
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  • Barrier Warrior: A Magic Knight who's speciality is defense magic and shield-based combat.
  • Bash Brothers: Meathead twins enforcers of Bad Boss. Both had the bones in their heads and arms reinforced with Handwavium to make them extra strong and durable. Their Signature Move is that they get on both side of their target and headbutt them so hard that their foreheads touch, their victim's heads reduced to meaty salsa upon impact.
  • Basilisk and Cockatrice: Those Two Bad Guys. One can transform into a snake, the other can transform into a bird, and both can turn people to stone. They keep arguing about who gets to be called "basilisk", because neither wants to be the one with 'cock' in their name.
  • The Beastmaster: A poacher with a whip that can control any animal when he cracks it. He has a particularly sadistic personality and will routinely beat his animals, forcing them to do nothing as he hurts them using his whip's power. His favorite animal pet is a lion so badly scarred that half of its mane is missing due to scar-tissue and one of its eyes is blind. He eventually meets his end when his whip is destroyed and his abused animals kill and eat him.
  • Beelzebub: A scientist experimenting with teleportation technology he intends to sell to Evil, Inc. as a weapon, Dr. Louis Cypher accidentally infuses himself with housefly DNA and becomes a giant fly creature capable of puking digestive acids that can melt through solid steel. After he is crushed and killed by the heroes, he is summoned back to Earth from Hell as a Demon of Human Origin, his new form a more monstrous, immortal version of his mutated self.
  • Big Bad: An omnidisciplinary criminal mastermind who has his finger in every pie and has accumulated favors from every other big-name criminal.
  • Big Ball of Violence: A throbbing, pulsating ball of malice that floats through space, inflicting a Hate Plague onto the population of that planet and driving all life to extinction. Its origin is a mystery, though some believe that it was a creation of Chaotic Evil.
  • The Blank: The Legion of Doom's best spy, having the power to leave absolutely no trace whatsoever. In-fact, most of the Legion of Doom doesn't even know he exists despite the fact that he always uses the front door.
  • Blood Knight: An Ax-Crazy mercenary skilled in the use of knives and make-shift swords. He lives to kill and the glory of battle and will even turn on his fellow villains when the blood-lust isn't satiated with all nearby heroes dead.
  • Bloody Horror: A man made entirely of blood. Because he must continuously resupply his body with fresh blood-cells as they coagulate, he became a Serial Killer infamous for exsanguinating his victims and dumping all of their blood on the carpet. It is later discovered by INTERPOL to having been the older blood he discarded.
  • Brain Bleach: One of the Legion of Doom's Torture Technicians who specializes in making his torture so awful, his victims have repressed all memory of what had happened to them and thus keep all of their secrets safe.
  • The Brute
  • Bullfight Boss: A matador-themed supervillain who is also in charge of an army of mooks.
  • Chain Pain: A biker-thug who's favorite weapon is a coat of chains with hooks on the end of them.
  • Chaotic Evil: Anthropomorphic Personification of Madness and Malice and Patron God of Serial Killers. Has no set form, but usually manifests in a pastiche of Creepy Child and Eldritch Abomination stereotypes. He is not allowed to interfere directly with those he influences, so he will sometimes choose an Avatar to act for him directly. The current Avatar is Mad Doctor. Because he embodies an aspect of evil, he is intrinsically tied to Lawful Evil and Neutral Evil, but none of them trust each other.
  • Chekhov's Army
  • The Chessmaster: A criminal mastermind with a photographic memory known for his Complexity Addiction used to fuel his Gambit Roulettes, often leaving a chess piece as a Calling Card, itself being clues to a much grander plan.
  • Confusion Fu: A disgraced Taoist Immortal with a tendency to play dirty who seeks revenge against the kung fu masters who defeated him. He is a master of Drunken Monkey Kung Fu, his magic used to help further disorient his opponents.
  • The Cracker: An obnoxious wigger with uncanny safe-cracking skills, capable of undoing any lock no matter how good it is.
  • Dance Battler
  • Dark Magical Girl: Retooled version of the Aloof Dark-Haired Girl, now Darker and Edgier with added Angst.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Death Dealer
  • The Dragon: Big Bad's number two, a highly-skilled ninja known for his Breath of Fire technique. He is often sent to deal with threats to Big Bad's criminal empire, whether they be The Real Heroes, street-level superheroes or witnesses that may jeopardize their operation.
  • Dread Zeppelin
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty
  • Evil Overlord
  • Eye Scream
  • Fairy Devilmother: An Evil Fairy that had chosen to side with Satan when he tried recruiting The Fair Folk in his war against the rest of the universe. She rules over the rest of the Dark Fairies with an iron fist and is the mortal enemy to the Fairy Godmother.
  • Fallen Cupid: Formerly an angel tasked with spreading love on behalf of the Love Goddess, Fallen Cupid was banished from the Heavens he hailed from in his attempts to assassinate the Goddess and take her throne for himself. Now a Fallen Angel, he has learned how to forge arrows that corrupt the thoughts and emotions of those struck by them.
  • Freak Out!
  • Glass Cannon: A man with brittle bone disease who, after experimentation from Mad Scientist, was gifted with a Healing Factor and Super Strength. While it did not cure him of his disease, his super strength allows him to decimate defenses and can even kill multiple people in a single blow, but the act shatters his bones, leaving him incapacitated until his Healing Factor finishes repairing them. He is the secret weapon of the Quirky Miniboss Squad, brought out as a means of breaking through impenetrable obstacles and as a distract for any hero that tries arresting them.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: A group of Harmless Ineffectual Sympathetic Villains who are the self-proclaimed rivals of the Quirky Miniboss Squad. While the Quirky Miniboss Squads track record is hit or miss, the Goldfish Poop Gang are so incompetent and useless that the comparison between the two groups actually makes the Quirky Miniboss Squads chances of joining the Legion of Doom that much more possible.
  • Grammar Nazi: Serial killer with a Putting on the Reich theme who targets anyone that don't do grammar right.
  • The Gun Slinger: Shooting Superman with conventional guns is a bad idea, sure, but who said they're good for nothing?
  • Hammer and Sickle: Twin brothers and archnemesises of Captain Patriotic. Originally heroes to the USSR and having received their powers and iconic weapons through Soviet Superscience, they eventually defected when the Red State fell, becoming members to the Legion of Doom's Easter Division with the intent of forcing the country to return back to the Communist Faux-Utopia they fought so hard to defend. Eventually became archnemesis to the superheroes that adopted their names on the Superhero Team.
  • Hard Light
  • Hellhound:
    • Hellhound I is a Minion with an F in Evil. Was kicked as a puppy and now just wants love and belly rubs.
    • Hellhound II is a dog-like demon and The Anti-Christ's own personal pet. To anyone without a magical affinity, he looks like an ordinary doberman and he is loyal to his master. He will often shapeshift into a giant wolf or a humanoid dog-monster when he master sends him to kill someone he deems a threat to his criminal empire.
    • Hellhound III is a street-brawling thug who volunteered to be one of Mad Scientists guinea pigs and is turned into an anthropomorphic dog-monster. After being bitten by Hellhound II in a brawl, his dog-monster form became much stronger and he gained the ability to transform back into his human self at will.
  • Hollywood Satanist: After Hollywood Voodoo failed one too many times, the Petro Loas end up leaving him to Satan's mercy. After sucking out his soul, he replaces it with an evil spirit copy of him who has all the same powers but is completely loyal to him and has a Red and Black and Evil All Over color scheme. After Hollywood Satanist fails enough times, Voodoo's disembodied soul manages to make a plea bargain and Satan gives him his body back under the condition that he works for him.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: Originally a Bokor (Voodoo priest) who was excommunicated from his village in Haiti for forging a pact with the Petro - a clan of evil Loas - for otherworldly power exceeding his peers. He slips into The Big Easy where he builds a voodoo world-domination cult with himself as leader and Dark Messiah. When the Petro Loas make treaty with Satan, Hollywood Voodoo joins the Legion of Doom as one of its Token Wizards. Archnemesis of Hollywood Dreamtime.
  • Jackass Genie: The Genie of the Pipe. Split at Birth from the Genie in a Bottle's death and sister to her literal better-half the Benevolent Genie. Every wish she grants either intentionally takes the Literal Genie approach to Troll her master or makes it so that the magic comes at a twist that leaves them worse off than they were before. For example, one guy asked her for a million bucks, so he was nearly trampled to death by a herd of reindeer. He would later make the same wish, but asked specifically a million dollars and received a certificate for a million dollars that could only be cashed into a bank that went out of business decades ago. He reworded the wish as carefully as he could and he got that million dollars, only to be arrested the next day for being found with millions of dollars that were stolen from a nearby bank the previous day.
  • Killer Gorilla: He's a giant ape that will maul you.
  • Killer Yoyo
  • Lawful Evil: Anthropomorphic Personification of Tyranny and patron god of organized crime. Has no set form, but usually manifests in a pastiche of Nazi and Dirty Commie stereotypes. He is not allowed to interfere directly with those he influences, so he will sometimes choose an Avatar to act for him directly. The current Avatar is The Don. Because he embodies an aspect of evil, he is intrinsically tied to Chaotic Evil and Neutral Evil, but none of them trust each other.
  • Mad Doctor: The Legion of Doom's Omnidisciplinary Scientist and Bunny-Ears Lawyer. He is responsible for most of their advanced tech (everything else they have stolen for him to reverse-engineer) and some of their most dangerous monsters.
  • Monster Clown: Practically Joker, but he also has a taste for children. Do not take his candy or he will completely lose it and conspire to make your life collapse around you.
  • Monster of the Week: A street-level villain who has the power to involuntarily shapeshift into a different monster. Now its a vampire, but next week it'll be a giant bug monster, the next a werewolf, a shogoth after that, etc.
  • Musical Assassin: A career-killer who's M.O. is that he disguises himself as a musician (orchestra cellist, street piccalo player, replacement base-player) with his own collection of custom-made instruments that can transform into weapons. Orchestral string instruments can be readily removed and used as garrote wire, the head of the guitar is the novel for a hidden gun, wind-instruments hide poisonous darts, etc. He can actually play all of those instruments marginally well, too.
  • Neutral Evil: Anthropomorphic Personification of Selfishness and Patron God of Lonewolf career criminals. Has no set form, but usually manifests in a pastiche of mobster stereotypes. He is not allowed to interfere directly with those he influences, so he will sometimes choose an Avatar to act for him directly. The current Avatar is Quick Draw. Because he embodies an aspect of evil, he is intrinsically tied to Lawful Evil and Chaotic Evil, but none of them trust each other.
  • Nuclear Nasty: Just a regular schmuck working at his local power-plant before he fell into a vat of toxic sludge, becoming a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength. His very presence poisons the land around him with radiation, and he seeks more and more of the same chemicals that mutated him so that he could become powerful enough to wipe out and mutate all other life on the planet. Has currently been captured and is used as a living nuclear reactor by the Legion of Doom.
  • Le Parkour: French Jerk who fights like a Bare-Fisted Monk and has enough athletic ability to keep up with the other villains.
  • The Loonie: Ax-Crazy Implacable Man.
  • Pyromaniac: A crazed pyromaniac with a custom flamethrower that's equal parts hitman-for-hire, burglar and homeland terrorist. With a malfunction in his flamethrower caused by a spell gone wrong by the hero Rabbit Magician, he gains fire powers.
  • Quick Draw: An assassin from South Texas known for his black cowboy hat riddled with bullets, Improbable Aiming Skills and trademark gold and silver six-shooters.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: A group of wacky supervillains with wackier powers who plan and pull off heists with their respective skillsets. Their biggest dream is to join the Legion of Doom.
  • Rabid Cop
  • Riddle Me This
  • Rotten Robotic Replacement
  • The Rustler: A Black Hat outlaw who perished on a Train Job after his compadres all betrayed him. Since he personally killed a tribe of Natives for his own amusement, their Shaman's last words where that he was cursed to walk the desert for all of eternity, his restless spirit now haunting the train-tracks until he can get revenge on the descendants of his backstabbing gang. One of those descendants happens to be Quick Draw.
  • Santabomination: One of the previous incarnations of Santa Claus that refused to retire and allow a successor to replace him, he tried tapping into the holiday magic that grants Santa Claus his jolly powers, only for it to overwhelm him, punishing him for his hubris and mutates him into a grotesque Christmas Tree/Reindeer-like monstrosity. He was then banished to the lifeless wastelands of the South Pole before fellow evil Santa Claus Bad Santa and The Antichrist find and recruit him.
  • Satan: The first of the fallen, the creator of all that is Unholy and self proclaimed "God of Evil". He in one form or another created every member of the Supervillain Team and is the Greater-Scope Villain of the TV Tropes Cinematic Universe. Or rather he thinks he is, with implications of a greater evil having orchestrated his treachery in the first place.
  • Satanic Archetype: The latest in the Legion of Doom's attempts to clone Satan from a chipped-tooth they had stolen in the deepest, darkest of the Vatican's Vaults. He has a goatee, a High Collar of Doom and wears red devil spandex. He has unholy powers much like Satan and The Anti-Christ (who he has a sibling rivalry with), but they are comparatively weaker and while only Holy Weapons can kill him, he is still vulnerable to physical trauma.
  • Secret Keeper
  • Semper Fi
  • Sinister Minister
  • Smug Snake
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: An Eldritch Abomination that Hollywood Voodoo keeps locked in his basement. When he needs a "problem" fixed (i.e. someone dead), he will send it that "problem" where it continuously makes their life miserable until madness or death occurs.
  • Trap Master
  • Trigger Happy
  • Undead Abomination: A monstrosity created from Mad Scientist's mad science and Hollywood Voodoo's Necromancy. It starts off as a lumbering zombie with various bones and eyeball exposed with a pathetic threat level, but whenever it is put out of its misery, it resurrects itself and improves, becoming faster, smarter, stronger and developing a weird trait it did not have before, like tentacles or the power to make weapons from its bones. By the time the heroes discover they can't kill it, it becomes an incomprehensible Body of Bodies that could kill death itself and they banish it to Another Dimension to keep the universe safe.
  • Verber Creature: A mysterious abomination created from a science experiment Gone Horribly Right, the Verber Creature has the ability to use any word as a verb without people correctioning it.

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Alternative Title(s): TV Tropes Superhero Team, TV Tropes Neutral Team


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