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"I never realized how lucky I was dat so many people wanted to kill me!"

The Rogues Gallery is the cast of colorful and numerous Recurring Characters that show up to torment the heroes week after week.

Having only a single antagonist can work, but as a series goes on it can become boring. On the other hand, audiences can never get attached to villains if they never come back again. The Rogues Gallery is a middle ground.

For certain special episodes, members of the Rogues Gallery may team up against the heroes, forming a Legion of Doom. Just as often they'll fight each other. If the hero helps one enemy or group of enemies against another in such a setup, it's Enemy Mine.

Sometimes, a one-shot stylish villain will be so popular with the audience that they join the ranks.

Super Hero series, borrowing from the comic books, almost always have a Rogues Gallery. Of course, villains can and do appear outside their traditional rogues galleries, fighting heroes they don't usually face. Some even become part of more than one Rogues Gallery, with the Marvel villain The Kingpin being a major enemy of both Daredevil and Spider-Man. When this occurs to such an extent that the villain becomes more identified with the new hero, they become a Rogues-Gallery Transplant.


However large and varied the Rogues Gallery, it will usually contain at least one villain who is considered to be the hero's Arch-Enemy. There is also a good chance that it will contain an Evil Counterpart (who may or may not be the same person as the Arch-Enemy).

In order to allow the heroes to sometimes win against the rogues but still leave the villains available for re-use, the prison that they're put in will often be incredibly easy to escape from, or they'll feign having reformed so that they get allowed out, or they'll genuinely seek to reform and get allowed out, then revert to their old obsessions. Overall, members of the gallery tend to be protected by Joker Immunity.

It is also common for a hero's Rogues Gallery to have some kind of unifying theme that either reflects or contrasts with the personality, powers and/or origin of the hero himself. For example, most of Spider-Man's enemies gained their powers through scientific mishaps, and many use animal motifs in their names and costumes. Conversely, Batman's array of brightly-colored lunatics falls squarely into the "contrasts with" category, with a smattering of reflection given Batman's own borderline personality - but it's also composed mostly of Badass Normals like Bats himself. If all or most of the villains in the Rogues Gallery are linked in this way, then you have a Thematic Rogues Gallery.


While this trope is most prevalent in Super Hero stories, it's by no means restricted to them, as some of the examples below show. As long as the franchise has a group of recognizable, distinct antagonists who continually return to cause trouble for the hero, they count as a Rogues Gallery.

Compare Big-Bad Ensemble, which is similar but refers to a number of major villains being active, and distinct, threats at a given time, and revolves around the threat they pose rather than the hero whose enemy they are. Contrast Monster of the Week, which is a parade of one-shot villains.

Individual members of a Rogues Gallery have a strong tendency towards The Gimmick, for subtly obvious reasons.

The name of the trope comes from the row of "Wanted" posters displayed in police stations.

Can overlap with Enemies Equals Greatness. Compare Enemies List.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • The Dragon Ball franchise isn't strictly a superhero story (Gohan's "Great Saiyaman" persona notwithstanding, plus there is the frequent comparison of Goku to Superman), but over the course of the different series and movies, and if you include those who have repeat appearances in non-canon material, Goku and friends have faced a respectably-sized number of recurring enemies, most of whom are of alien origin like Goku himself, and who frequently seek to either rule the Earth (or the universe) or destroy it and everyone in it. Those who have shown up in more than one saga or series or in multiple movies include Vegeta, Piccolo (both the original King Piccolo and his reincarnation Piccolo Jr.), Emperor Pilaf, Frieza, Cell, the Red Ribbon Army (led by Commander Red and including Staff Officer Black, Ninja Murasaki, General Blue, Major Metallitron, Captain Yellow, and Dr. Gero and his Androids), Mercenary Tao, Garlic Jr., Cooler, Broly, Hit, and Goku Black. Of course, this includes those who eventually join the good guys, as Vegeta, Piccolo, and Androids 17 and 18 do.
  • Samurai Flamenco, being a series that serves as a light-hearted Reconstruction of superhero tropes, gives the titular hero a set of foes, though they're mostly arc villains. The list of enemies he faces includes King Torture, Beyond Flamenco, Ultimate Prime Minister, Alien Flamenco, and Haiji Sawada.
  • One Piece:
    • While One Piece isn't a superhero series, the Straw Hat Pirates do face a number of varied and colorful adversaries (some being Marines or bounty-hunters, some being other pirates, some with superpowers and some without) who show up in two or more arcs, including arcs that may fall within the same overall saga, and who oppose them in at least two of those appearances. Foes who fit the bill include Buggy the Clown, "Iron Mace" Alvida (both before and after she got her Devil Fruit, the second time in a Villain Team-Up with Buggy), Dracule Mihawk, Smoker, Sir Crocodile and the agents of Baroque Works (specifically the Mr. 5 team, which serves as main antagonists in two arcs), "Black Cage" Hina, Foxy the Silver Fox (if you include his anime-only appearances), Aokiji, the Cipher Pol 9 agents, Bartholomew Kuma, Gecko Moria, Vice-Admiral Momonga, Kizaru, Akainu, Donquixote Doflamingo, Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin, and the Blackbeard Pirates; and if you include the anime specials and video games that are part of the overall franchise, then the likes of Kuro, Don Krieg, Arlong, Wapol and Enel (all one-arc villains) are part of the gallery too. Of the ones listed here, though, circumstances may change their standing on the list, since Mihawk is a Noble Demon and semi-Friendly Enemy who only opposes the Straw Hats and other pirates by virtue of him being one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, Smoker eventually becomes more of a Reasonable Authority Figure whose only real reason for continuing to (officially) pursue the Straw Hats is because they're pirates, Aokiji only opposes the Straw Hats due to his position as an Admiral up until his defection from the Marines, Buggy and Crocodile enter into an Enemy Mine situation with Luffy during the Summit War Saga, and Kuma is more of a Stealth Mentor rather than being truly malicious.
    • On the flip side, any pirate or other criminal who has a bounty poster (including the Straw Hats themselves) counts as being part of a Rogues Gallery for the Marines.
    • In the series' Chopperman specials, which put Chopper in the role of a typical superhero, he gets a cast of regular enemies to fight, based on the other members of the crew: Dr. Usodabada, Zorogilla, Sanjilops, Robiflowan, and the Luffy-Bomber and Frangashan mecha (though Luffy-Bomber does a Heel–Face Turn in his first appearance).
  • Tiger & Bunny, a corporate-sponsored superhero duo, has a set of villains they have to face, some of whom are members of or affiliated with the mysterious Ouroboros organization. Their enemies include Lunatic, Jake Martinez, Kriem, J.G. Benjamin, H-01, and Rotwang—and that's not counting the ones who appear in only one episode.
  • My Hero Academia, as a series about super-powered humans who can undergo official training to become superheroes, naturally has a list of recurring villains, most of whom are members of or affiliated with the League of Villains. This list includes All For One, Kurogiri, Hero Killer Stain, Tomura Shigaraki, Giran, Dabi, Himiko Toga, Mr. Compress, Magne, Spinner, and Twice.
  • Although The Big O is a series about Humongous Mecha as opposed to strictly superhero fare, Roger Smith's constant comparisons to Batman means he gets a group of adversaries over the course of the series. These include Alex Rosewater, Jason Beck, Angel, Schwartzwald, Alan Gabriel, and Agent 12.
  • Ranma ½: Ranma Saotome can't exactly catch a break with a collection of antagonists always out to beat him, the seemingly unbeatable. Yet Ryoga, Mousse, Principal and Tatewaki Kuno, Gosunkugi, Hinako, Cologne, Pantyhose Taro, and Happosai all press on...note 
  • If you look at Lupin III from the perspective of the law, then Lupin and his gang (Jigen, Goemon and Fujiko) are a recurring Rogues Gallery for Inspector Zenigata. Well, they are criminals, so...
    • On Lupin's end, he has his own list of recurring adversaries across the franchise. These include Zenigata (of course), Rebecca Rossellini, Agent Nyx, Leonardo da Vinci (really), Mr. X, Kyosuke Mamo, and Pycal. One could also consider Fujiko to be part of this list, as depending on the plot she's just as likely to work against Lupin as she is to work with him (and Jigen consistently warns him not to trust her, to no avail). Initially Goemon was one of his adversaries too, but eventually became an ally.
  • Assassination Classroom: There's a fairly small but frequently appearing list of enemies who either want to kill Koro-sensei or to discredit and humiliate the Class 3-E students (in two instances, both at the same time), to include Chairman Gakuho Asano, Shiro, Akira Takaoka, the Reaper, Itona Horibe, Chairman Asano's son Gakushu Asano, and the Virtuosos (led by Gakushu and consisting of Teppei Araki, Ren Sakakibara, Natsuhiko Koyama, and Tomoya Seo). Of this list, the Virtuosos know nothing of Koro-sensei and are more academic antagonists to Class 3-E, and Itona eventually makes a Heel–Face Turn. On a lesser note where the list of antagonists is concerned, one could make special mention of Red-Eye, Nagisa's mother Hiromi Shiota, and the assassin trio of Smog, Grip and Gastro, but Red-Eye is more of a Punch-Clock Villain who backs down from trying to snipe Koro-sensei after his multiple attempts in his introductory episode, Hiromi isn't any real threat to Koro-sensei or Class 3-E as a wider group beyond trying to burn down their schoolroom and has managed to mend fences with Nagisa by her second appearance, and the last three have far more standards than Takaoka, their employer, as they're not up for killing schoolkids.
  • Like its more comical abridged-series counterpart below, Yu-Gi-Oh! has a list of recurring antagonists who serve largely as rivals to Yugi and/or his friends; their intentions usually involve claiming Yugi's Millennium Puzzle and the power it possesses, proving themselves superior in some way, or some overlap of the two. The most frequently-appearing enemies are Seto Kaiba, who is determined to overcome Yugi to the point of trying to kill him and his friends in one instance, and Yami Bakura, the spirit of the Millennium Ring, who wants to claim the Puzzle in order to use its power for his own nefarious ends. Others on the list include Seto's brother Mokuba (who, keep in mind, was a lot more malicious in his earliest appearances in the manga), Weevil Underwood, Rex Raptor, Mai Valentine (specifically, her first appearance as an antagonist during Duelist Kingdom and her Brainwashed and Crazy period during the anime-only Doma arc), Marik Ishtar and the Rare Hunters (Ghouls in the original Japanese), Kemo (who's worked for both Kaibacorp and Industrial Illusions), and the Big Five; and if you want to include one-arc and filler villains, then Maximillion Pegasus, Dartz, Zigfried von Schroeder, Aknadin and Zorc Necrophades (the latter two during the Memory World arc) are part of this list too. Interestingly, the Millennium Ring itself could be considered a villain too, due to how much of an impact its very presence has had across the franchise, to include canon and non-canon material.
    • Appropriately for a duelist whose Elemental Hero deck is superhero-themed, Jaden Yuki of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX sequel series has his own share of recurring antagonists, some of whom are dueling rivals who want to get him expelled from Duel Academy, to get the Slifer Red dorm discredited, to simply humiliate Jaden (and there's often quite a bit of overlap between those three motives), or to conquer the world for one reason or another; and some make multiple appearances across the show's four seasons, or else they're arc or season-specific foes. Over the course of the series, enemies that appear include Dr. Vellian Crowler, the Shadow Riders, Titan (both as a hired goon of Crowler's and as a member of the Shadow Riders), Slade and Jagger Princeton, Sartorius, the Light of Destruction, Adrian Gecko, Yubel, Trueman, and Darkness (originally introduced as Atticus Rhodes' Superpowered Evil Side before showing up as a character in his own right in the fourth season); while the manga, which is set in an alternate continuity, gives us Tragoedia and his Co-Dragons Reggie Mackenzie and David Rabb. It should be noted, however, that not all of these opponents actually duel Jaden, and their antagonism takes other forms (Slade and Jagger pressure their younger brother Chazz, during his stint as North Academy's representative, to defeat Jaden in order to be allowed to join them in uplifting the family name, while Adrian manipulates Jaden and company in order to get power for his own ends, and the Light of Destruction acts primarily through manipulation of Sartorius and is only implied to be defeated by Jaden off-screen between the third and fourth seasons). And if one wants to get really technical, a case could be made for Seto Kaiba, Duel Academy's founder, being a Greater-Scope Villain to Jaden despite him only making two on-screen appearances in the whole series and never one time interacting with Jaden himselfnote , since the initial prejudice against Silfer Red is due to Kaiba's own bias when creating the dorms (Slifer Red was made the lowest of the three to emphasize Kaiba's dislike of Yugi, who wielded Slifer the Sky Dragon during Battle City in the original series).
  • Naruto and his allies have a rather wide list of foes whose motives range from wanting to capture and control the Nine-tailed Fox, to destroying Konoha as a whole village, to taking revenge against specific persons in Konoha. Enemies include Madara Uchiha, Orochimaru, Kabuto Yakushi, any ninja from the Hidden Sound Village (which was founded by Orochimaru and includes Kimimaro Kaguya and the Sound Four), the Akatsuki group, Tobi, Danzo Shimura, Sasuke Uchiha (following his Face–Heel Turn), the Nine-tailed Fox (pre-Heel–Face Turn), and several members of the Otsutsuki clan. It should be noted, though, that not all of these face Naruto or any of his comrades in direct physical combat, and in some cases the opposition is more ideological (Danzo genuinely wants what he believes is best for Konoha but is prepared to get his hands really dirty to do it, while Akatsuki's Nagato genuinely wants to eradicate all conflict due to the hell he and his home village went through as a result of war), while in others the opposition is done more behind the scenes (Madara and Orochimaru both work through manipulation of others, while the Fox was Naruto's Enemy Within for a very long time, again before the Heel–Face Turn).
  • Hunter × Hunter: while some villains in the series are dealt with by the end of an arc, there's a decent amount of recurring antagonists who cause problems for Gon and his friends; namely Hisoka, Illumi, Chrollo Lucifer and the Phantom Troupe, and occasionallynote  the Zoldyck family.
  • Gintama: While this series isn't a superhero show, its hilariously absurd premise allows for a lot of the usual elements one expects of a superhero work (the hero uses insanely powerful abilities to defend his city from criminal elements and the occasional alien threat), so naturally Gintoki and company get to face several recurring antagonists of varying threat levels across the series, whether they be human or Amanto. Some, including Shinsuke Takasugi and the members of the Kiheitai (Bansai Kawakami, Matako Kijima, Henpeita Takechi, and Nizo Okada) prove to be quite dangerous, while others, such as Prince Hata and the Evil Organization, are either accidental threats or outright laughable depending on the episode's plot. Other adversaries include Zenzo Hattori, the Tendoshu, Oboro, Peacock Princess Kada, Kintoki Sakata, Utsuro, and the Harusame Space Pirates (which includes the likes of Abuto and Kagura's brother Kamui).

    Comic Books 
The DCU:
  • Aquaman has Black Manta and Ocean Master sharing archvillain status, with Carapax, the Fisherman, the Scavenger, the Human Flying Fish, The Trench, King Shark, the Eel, Marine Marauder, the Deep Six, the Thirst, Kordax, and Charybdis rounding out the ranks.
  • The Atom has The Floronic Man, the Bug-Eyed Bandit, The Thinker, Dwarfstar, Lady Chronos, the Panther, Wizardo, the Man in the Ion Mask, Xotar, and of course, Chronos.
  • Batman:
    • Batman is a standout example, both in terms of memorable villains and in terms of sheer size. Many individual members of the Bat-Family all have their own rogues galleries, too. Combine them all and you have one of the biggest rogues gallery in comics history, with new members being added all the time:
    • The most famous examples include The Scarecrow,note  Two-Face,note  Poison Ivy,note  The Penguin,note  The Riddler,note  Catwoman,note  Mr. Freeze,note  and The Joker.note  Lesser known, but still highly important villains, include Hugo Strange,note  Hush,note  Harley Quinn,note  Clayface,note  Killer Croc,note  Ra's Al-Ghul,note  Deadshot,note  Bane,note  Mad Hatter,note  and Black Mask.note  He's also got a bunch of lower-tier villains like Killer Moth, Firefly, Ventriloquist and Scarface, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Great White Shark, Narcosis, the Court of Owls, Professor Pyg, Dr. Dadelus, Ten-Eyed Man, KG-Beast, Black Spider, Lock-Up, Steeljacket, Orca, Roadrunner, Dr. Phospherus, Lord Death Man, Flamingo, and Cluemasternote .
    • Depending on the continuity, poor Batman has had to deal with multiple rogues galleries. On the 1960s TV show, King Tut and Egghead were particularly troublesome. The animated series gave us the Clock King and its spinoff comic The Batman Adventures gave us, among others, the trio of Mastermind, The Professor, and Mr. Nice (although they were more in the Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain category, really). And Gotham adds Barbara Kean, Theo and Tabitha Galavan, Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska, and Fish Mooney to its Rogue roster, although they and the rest are more Jim Gordon's Gallery than Bruce Wayne's.
    • Batman's former sidekick Nightwing has his own gallery, including villains that have plagued him from his days with Batman and the Titans: Blockbuster, Torque, the Tarantula, Nite-Wing, Double Dare, Hellhound, Amygdala, Deathstroke, the Pierce Brothers... In a subversion, one of them is Shrike, an assassin Nightwing befriended while undercover receiving assassin's training. He thinks that he's Nightwing's worst foe; in reality, Nightwing doesn't even consider him a threat, on one occasion ignoring him and walking away while Shrike chased after him, trying (and failing) to hit him.
    • In Batman Beyond, Bruce Wayne's successor Terry developed his own set, including Blight, Shriek, Inque, Spellbinder, Curare, the Stalker, the Terrific Trio, Terminal, Mad Stan, Willy Watt, Big Time, Preston Powers, the Royal Flush Gang, and the Jokerz. There was even some overlap; Mr. Freeze appeared in one episode, Ra's al Ghul lived to face both Batmen after bodyjacking his own daughter and The Joker himself came Back from the Dead to get his own feature presentation.
      • Lampshaded in Batman Beyond; when Terry and Bruce first encounter Shriek, the following exchange takes place:
        Terry: You know this guy?
        Bruce: Sorry, not one of mine.
    • Tim Drake was the first Robin to start collecting his own personal rogues gallery while still acting as the Dark Knight's squire, and he continued adding to it as Red Robin. Notable members include King Snake, Lynx (I & III), The General, Johnny Warlock, Warlock's Daughter, Jaeger, Scarab, Dodge, Tapeworm, Wanderer, Widower, Funnel, the Body Horror inducing Sac and the Daughters of Acheron.
  • Deconstructed in Bates and Weisman's version of Captain Atom, in which Cap had a fictitious rogues' gallery that the military designed for him as part of his publicly-revealed false origin. Since that origin was his original, Silver Age Charlton origin, his fake rogues' gallery, most notably Dr. Spectro, were drawn from his actual Charlton stories. On top of which, some of these fake villains later became real ones. Plus which, they, along with many of his other actual rogues, including, again, Dr. Spectro, as well as Major Force, The Ghost (at one time), and Wade Eiling, worked for the same secret military project he himself worked for. He also had "regular" rogues like Plastique, The Cambodian, and the Queen Bee.
  • Firestorm has a Rogues Gallery that could be charitably described as... deficient. Not only are the vast majority laughably underpowered compared to the hero (who has to carry around an Idiot Ball the size of a house for them to be any threat to him whatsoever), but they seem to made up mostly of perverts or offensive stereotypes. This article covers several of the worst offenders. But at least there were both Killer Frosts, Typhoon, Brimstone, and Tokamak. None of whom were slouches in the power department.note 
  • The Flash, in his comic-book incarnation, has an impressively large Rogues Gallery, the most recognizable of which include Captain Cold, the Trickster, Mirror Master, Captain Boomerang, Weather Wizard, the Shade, Gorilla Grodd, Heat Wave, Golden Glider, the Top, the Reverse-Flashes, etc. They were also marked being a really unambitious bunch, considering they all have some incredibly powerful tech and the best use most can think of is simple robberies of local targets. It's implied that many are at least as unstable as Batman's. Most actually called themselves "The Rogues" and are unusually social for supervillains. Gorilla Grodd, the original Reverse Flash, and Zoom are not members of and actually hate the Rogues (the feeling is mutual — the fact that said three villains are probably the most heinous of the Flash's foes is implied to play a large part in the mutual dislike). The Rogues, in turn, have shunned other members of the Flash's Rogues Gallery, such as Abra Kadabra and the Rainbow Raider/s, though they will tolerate them when something big comes up (like Captain Boomerang's funeral) or when their goals coincide.
    • They have an unspoken rule of not to kill the Flash (bar their Justice League appearance). That they actually did it (if accidentally) is the worst thing that ever happened to them.
    • Depending on when the comics were printed, some of Wally's Rogues were sometimes depicted as being Punch Clock Villains who were actually almost friends with the Flash. Notably, scenes like this actually happened in the comic, not just on the cover (that one happened because the Trickster sent Wally an invitation to a Rogues party as a joke - Wally had a date and no better ideas, so he decided to take him up on the invite. All involved find themselves having a surprisingly good time).
    • Several of them have appeared in some form in either The Flash (1990) or The Flash (2014) (and there's a list for the latter series further down below), or in his appearances on Superfriends, Superman: The Animated Series, and Justice League.
    • The rogues named above were largely enemies of Barry Allen in the Silver Age period, and in fact nearly all of them were introduced at that time when the Flash was being retooled for the then-modern comic era. Enemies peculiar to the Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick included the Turtle, the Thinker, the Fiddler, the Thorn, the Eel, Star Sapphire (an alien queen from another dimension and not to be confused with the similarly-named Green Lantern villain, though later revealed to be the former Zamaron queen), the Rival (Jay's own Reverse-Flash, who wore a darker version of Jay's costume with a mask), Rag Doll, the Shade, and Vandal Savage; while Barry's successor Wally West, got unique enemies such as Blacksmith, Murmur, Magenta, Girder, Plunder, Cicada, Brother Grimm, Neron, Razer, Peek-a-boo, Tar Pit, and Double Down. A lot of Barry's traditional foes and their Legacy Characters clashed with Wally as well, including a new Trickster (Axel Walker, a spoiled rich kid who stole James Jesse's gimmicks and went into crime For the Evulz) and Zoom (Hunter Zolomon, inspired by Eobard Thawne). Bart Allen's tenure as the fourth Flash isn't really long enough to build up a separate Rogues Gallery but, in addition to fighting Barry Allen/Wally West villains, he gains an arch-enemy of his own, Inertia.
  • Green Arrow: The titular Emerald Archer has his own gallery of rogues, some of whom are archers like himself, and many of whom tend to be professional assassins. These include Merlyn, Count Vertigo, Clock King, Constantine Drakon, Brick, Cupid, China White, Red Dart, Hatchet, Silver Monkey, Shado, Camorouge, and Onomatopoeia. Occasionally Oliver will clash with Deadshot, despite the two having no real animosity with each other, and with Deathstroke, who definitely carries a grudge against Oliver for stabbing him in his (already-blind) eye. Several of these would later show up as antagonists in Arrow (see below).
  • Each Green Lantern to headline his own series has had a collection of recurring foes, though they rarely if ever have teamed up collectively.
    • Alan Scott: Vandal Savage (arguably his archnemesis), Solomon Grundy, the Sportsman, the Icicle, the Gambler, the Harlequin (who actually only became a villain in the first place to date, and, subsequently, marry Alan) and the Thorn (the mother of his two children).
    • Hal Jordan: Sinestro (definitely his archnemesis), the Manhunters, Kanjar Ro (a Rogues-Gallery Transplant - he was originally a foe of Hawkman), Atrocitus, Hector Hammond, Star Sapphire (Hal's sometimes-girlfriend), Dr. Polaris, the Tattooed Man, Evil Star, Black Hand, Goldface (another Heel–Face Turn), Sonar, and the Shark.
    • Kyle Rayner: Major Force (on loan from Captain Atom and not really his archnemesis, but he's loomed large in Kyle's life anyway, thanks largely to what he did to his first girlfriend), Oblivion, Grayven, Effigy, Alex Nero, Fatality, Brainwave Jr., and Amon Sur. Kyle, in an issue of his comic, bemoans the fact that he has a lousy Rogues Gallery, compared to his friend Wally West (The Flash).
    • As of Green Lantern: Rebirth and the subsequent relaunch of the franchise, Hal and Kyle's galleries have more or less merged into a collective Rogues Gallery for the entire Green Lantern Corps, with the additions of Parallax, Mongul, Cyborg-Superman, Superboy-Prime, Krona, and the Sinestro Corps.
    • Furthermore, the GL Corps now have their own rival factions, including the Red Lanterns, Black Lanterns, Agent Orange, and the aforementioned Sinestro Corps. The Star Sapphire name is now applied to a corps as well, although they don't have any designs towards antagonizing the Green Lanterns.
  • Hawkman and the rest of the Hawk-Family have had a number of enemies ranging from villainous fellow aliens and non-powered human criminals to meta-humans and even figures from ancient mythology, to include the likes of Byth Rok, Fadeaway Man, Gentleman Ghost, I.Q., Lion-Mane, the Manhawks, Matter Master, the Monocle, Lasso, Hath-Set, Headhunter, Hummingbird, Count Viper, Vandal Savage, and the Shadow-Thief, who's also their Arch-Enemy.
  • Even though her series is only 38 issues long, Kate Spencer, the Manhunter, has quite an impressive rogues gallery. Sweeney Todd, Copperhead, the Monocle, Phobia, Dr. Moon, Everyman, and Vesetech.
  • While the Martian Manhunter has mostly fought one-off villains like Commander Blanx, Human Falcon, Human Squirrel, Mister Moth and the Countryman, he 's also got a few more notable enemies, such as his brother Malefic, Professor Arnold Hugo, the Human Flame, the Vulture Society, Dr. Trap, Fernus, the Martian Man-eater, Bette Noir and Despero.
  • The Shazam Captain Marvel: the Rogues Gallery includes Dr. Sivana (and all four of his children), Mr. Mind, Black Adam, Mr. Atom, Ibac the Invincible, Sabbac, Oggar, King Kull, the crocodile-gangsters of Planet Punkus, etc. Most (save Black Adam) haven't appeared much lately, but they tend to congregate as the Monster Society of Evil.
    • The Monster Society has the distinction of being the first recurring villain team in comics. So it was Captain Marvel's gallery who first came up with the idea of teaming up to destroy the hero (a tactic which proved about as successful as it usually does.)
    • The only unrepentantly evil members of the Sivana Family are Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, Georgia, and Sivana Jr. Magnificus and Beautia both pulled Heel Face Turns and became at the very least Law-Abiding Citizens who are mostly embarrassed by their family, if not outright allies of the Marvel Family.
  • Superman:
  • Supergirl has her own gallery, including Mad Scientist and body-swapper Lesla-Lar, Kryptonian criminal Black Flame, sword-wielding Amazon Nightflame, Satan Girl (name shared by three vastly different enemies), reality-warper Nazi Blackstarr, super-powered Darkseid minion Powerboy, mass-murderer bounty-hunter Lobo, Metallo expy and genocidal thug Reactron (who killed post-Crisis Supergirl's parents and blew New Krypton up), corrupt businessman Simon Tycho, Super Soldier Reign and the remainder world-killers -biological super-weapons-, Kryptonian werewolf Lar-On, Cyborg-Superman, and many more.
  • Wonder Woman has the Cheetah, Giganta, Dr. Poison, Dr. Psycho, Dr. Cyber, Angle Man, Baroness Von Gunther, Silver Swan, Queen Atomia, Veronica Cale, Mayfly, Gundra, Zara, the Queen of Fables, and some gods gone bad (Ares, Eris, etc.) and other figures from Greek Mythology (Hercules, Medusa, Circe). However, many of the more recent rogues are often skipped over due to Wonder Woman's continual battle with Depending on the Writer, and then there's the fact that most villains she fights legitimately reform after their encounters with her.
  • As one of the most recognizable magic-using heroes in the DCU, Zatanna tends to fight enemies who either have a supernatural background or are otherwise mystically empowered, including in her own limited series. Her recurring foes include the likes of Allura, Brother Night, Fuseli, Oscar Hampel, Zor, Ember, Uriah, The Tempter, Romalthi the Shaper, and Nimue Ravensong.
  • In addition to their individual enemies, the Justice League of America had a handful of villains that regularly fought them as a team: Amazo, Despero, Starro the Conqueror, Kanjar Ro, Starbreaker, The Shaggy Man (later known as the General), The Queen Bee, and Prometheus, to name but a few. Two of the most famous villain teams are the Injustice League and the Secret Society of Supervillains.
  • The Justice Society of America's Rogues Gallery is made up mostly of the surviving foes of their individual members from back in The Golden Age of Comic Books, as well as said foes' legacies and a few add-ons from more recent years. These include but are not limited to: Vandal Savage, the Wizard, and the Ultra-Humanite (more or less collectively the team's archfoes), plus Per Degaton, Wotan, Solomon Grundy, the Rival, the Tigress, Shiv, the Gentleman Ghost, Johnny Sorrow, Roulette, Icicle II, the Thinker, Killer Wasp, Rag Doll, and on-again-off-again Anti-Hero Black Adam.
  • Both the League and the Society occasionally fall foul of various terrorist groups (Kobra, the Illuminati) and shadowy government organizations (The D.E.O., The Agency, Checkmate).
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes has loads and loads of recurring enemies, including at least three teams of villains:
    • The Fatal Five: Tharok, Manos, Validus, Emerald Empress, and the Persuader (plus, on one occasion, Mordecai standing in for Validus).
    • The Legion of Super-Villains: Lightning Lord, Saturn Queen, Cosmic King, Chameleon Chief, Esper Lass, Hunter, Magno Lad, Micro Lad, Nemesis Kid, Ol-Vir, Radiation Roy, Ron-Karr, Spider Girl, Sun Emperor, Tyr, and Zymyr.
    • The Justice League of Earth: Earth-Man, Storm Boy, Golden Boy, Tusker, Eyeful Ethel, and Radiation Roy and Spider Girl from the LSV.
    • And numerous unaffiliated villains: Mordru, the Time Trapper, Computo, Universo, the Dark Circle, Leland McCauley, Imperiex, Evillo, Grimbor the Chainsman, and so on and so forth.
  • The Teen Titans have had Deathstroke, Terra, Trigon, Brother Blood, Blackfire, Psimon, and occasionally the Brotherhood of Evil. More recent additions are Jericho and evil counterparts like the Terror Titans and the Titans of Tomorrow. The animated Titans had Slade, Brother Blood, the HIVE, the Brotherhood of Evil, Trigon, Blackfire (though many of these names are the same, the animated villains were often very different in terms of personality and motivation than their comic counterparts) and a wide variety of gag or Harmless Villains.

Marvel Universe:

  • Black Panther: Over the years of defending his kingdom of Wakanda, T'Challa has developed a nicely-sized gallery of his own, consisting of foes who either want to plunder Wakanda for its plentiful stock of vibranium or else usurp the throne from T'Challa for their own purposes of conquest (and many of whom are themselves natives of Wakanda or of neighboring villages or kingdoms). Three of the best known members of his gallery are Ulysses Klaw (who murdered T'Challa's father T'Chaka in the backstory), Erik Killmonger (who wants revenge for T'Chaka exiling his family after his father assisted Klaw in an attack on Wakanda), and Man-Ape (who has tried to usurp the Wakandan throne in order to return it to a more primitive state); all three appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though Man-Ape has a Heel–Face Turn in that continuity during the events of the Black Panther film. Other enemies that the Black Panther has had to face include Baron Macabre, King Cadaver, Kiber the Cruel, Madame Slay, Salamander K'ruel, Princess Zanda, Malice, Lord Karnaj, Sombre, [Tetu, Zenzi, Reverend Achebe, the Sons of the Serpent, and Klaw's father Colonel Fritz Klaue. T'Challa has even had to deal with members of his own family, such as half-brother Jakarra and adopted brother White Wolf, both of whom have a Cain and Abel dynamic with him (although White Wolf, a white man, loves and respects Wakanda to the point that he'll willingly temper his hatred of T'Challa enough to give aid to his adopted homeland when needed).
  • Captain America's gallery consists mostly of threats to the American way of life: Nazis (The Red Skull, both Barons Zemo), terrorist organizations (HYDRA, U.L.T.I.M.A.T.U.M.), internal threats (The Secret Empire, led by President Nixon), and The French (Batroc ze Lee-pair). That said, he's also battled more conventional supervillains like Solarr, the Porcupine, the Animus, and the Serpent Society. The Captain has also repeatedly clashed with the likes of the Scorpion, Mister Hyde, and Marvel's version of the Scarecrow.
  • Carol Danvers has had a varied gallery, including enemies who were created specifically for her to fight but who are now better known as members of other heroes' galleries. Three foes who fall in that category include Mystique (her original Arch-Enemy), Deathbird, and the Brood alien race (all better known as X-Men villains these days), plus Carol has also had to deal with the Skrulls (who tend to fight other heroes as well as her), Moonstone, Toxie Doxie, Grace Valentine, Destructor and Doomsday Man (respectively, a man who wore Powered Armor and a cyborg, and who both got fused into one individual later), the Storyteller, sorcerer Warren Traveler, and Kree commander Yon-Rogg. Newer additions since she became a cosmic hero include Hala the Accuser and Dr. Eve.
  • Daredevil, despite usually keeping to one area of New York City, has managed to rack up quite a Rogues Gallery, amongst them The Kingpin, assassin for hire Bullseye, on and off again girlfriend/Greek Goddess of Death Elektra, evil ninja cult the Hand, and then there's Owl, Bullet, Stilt-Man, Turk, Typhoid Mary, Tombstone, Mister Hyde, Mister Fear, the Death-Stalker, the Gladiator, the Eel, and Electro and Mysterio, who DD shares with Spider-Man. Even Anti-Hero The Punisher clashes with Daredevil often enough that the two show up in each other's series at least once on each run!
  • Hey! How come it took so long for somebody to point out that yours truly, Deadpool, your favorite Merc With a Mouth, has a Rogues Gallery too? I mean, c'mon, guys, I might slide up and down on your hero-villain scale (...stop thinking dirty thoughts, you pervs), but even I with all my awesomeness have a lot of enemies who've tried at one time or other to kill me, because I'm just that popular. Anyway, you want to know who I've had to tangle with, right? So, here they are: Francis (who keeps insisting his name's Ajax), former FBI agent Allison Kemp, Hit-Monkey, Madcap, T-Ray, Macho Gomez, that old bastard turd Dr. Killebrew, Dr. Whitby, Black Box, Black Swan, Barton Utler a.k.a. Butler, Vetis, and even Taskmaster once in a while. And being the popular guy that I am, I've had to fight maybe half the heroes in this section as much as I've had to team up with them, so maaaaaaaybe if you wanna get real technical, the entire Marvel Universe is a melting-pot of potential enemies for me? And that's not counting that one comic story where that actually DID happen.
  • Naturally Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme of Marvel Comics, has a rogues gallery, although it's extremely unusual. Strange's foes range from other human sorcerers (Baron Mordo) to demonic entities from other dimensions who want to take over the Earth (Nightmare, Dormammu, the Dweller-in-Darkness) to out-and-out Eldritch Abominations (Shuma-Gorath) to ancient super weapons left behind (Zom). To complicate matters, sometimes these entities use humans as agents or vessels to attack Strange when they can't go after him directly (e.g. Dormammu possessing The Hood).
  • Different incarnations of the Ghost Rider had their own rogues galleries, including both demonic and otherwise supernatural villains like Mephisto, Blackheart, Deathwatch, Blackout, Hag & Troll, Null the Living Darkness, Wallow, Vengeance, Centurious, and Lilith, and more conventional costumed villains like the Orb, the Water Wizard, Steel Wind, and Marvel's own version of the Scarecrow.
  • Even Howard the Duck had an off-kilter Rogues' Gallery, headlined by recurring nemeses Doctor Bong and the Kidney Lady, and including the likes of Pro-Rata, the Cosmic Accountant; Doctor Angst, Master of Mundane Mysticism; Betsy the Hellcow; and Le Beaver.
  • The Immortal Iron Fist has a gallery of villains of his own, many of whom are martial artists like Iron Fist himself, to include the likes of Steel Serpent, Zhou Chen, Scimitar, Bushmaster, Crane Mother, El Aguila, Ferocia, Nightshade, Quan Yaozu, Junzo Muto, Death Sting, Council of Lou-Shi and Master Khan. He's also tangled with enemies who are usually mainstays in other heroes' rogues galleries, to include Batroc the Leaper and the Constrictor (both Captain America villains), the Wrecking Crew (Thor), and Bullseye (Daredevil). Interestingly, Sabretooth (who's best known as Wolverine's Arch-Enemy) originally started out as an Iron Fist foe, but back then he was portrayed as a human who wielded gloves with razor-claws; when he was shifted to being Wolverine's chief villain, he was retooled as a mutant with the claws being part of his bestial mutation.
  • Most of the Incredible Hulk's enemies are other super-strong bruisers who can actually go a few rounds with the Big Green Machine without immediately getting turned into roadkill, like the Abomination, Mister Hyde, Madman, the Glob, and the Wendigo. Not everyone fits the bill however, such as the Leader, a Mad Scientist and Evil Genius who has as much brains as the Hulk does brawn; the U-Foes, a collective Evil Counterpart to the Fantastic Four with a similar origin and powers, although they never actually met the Four; Zzzax, a sentient electrical field; Mercy, a fragile-looking and wayward Dark Magical Girl; the Gamma Corps, a collection of other gamma-mutated humans who serve the Leader; and Rock and Redeemer, one of whom is a sentient shapeshifting boulder and the other who wears a suit of deadly power armor. The Hulk has even battled a couple of Eldritch Abominations, like the Crawling Unknown (a giant, cancerlike growth that mutated out of control), and Sh'mballah, an Expy of Cthulhu who tried to conquer the Earth, messed with the Hulk, and didn't live to regret it. The Hulk is also a popular choice for villains who fight someone besides their traditional enemies, as he's tangled with the likes of the Sandman and the Rhino and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and the Juggernaut. The Hulk is also one of the few Marvel characters who has other heroes in his rogues gallery, regularly slugging it out with The Mighty Thor, Wolverine, and The Thing.
    • Bruce Banner's cousin Jennifer Walters, also known as She-Hulk, has her own list of enemies, likewise consisting of super-strong bruisers such as her Arch-Enemy Titania and others like the Abominatrix, Adrenazon, and the Behemoth, but also including other super-powered foes like the Countess (a reality-warper), Bulldozer (the daughter of the original Bulldozer from the Wrecking Crew), the Grappler (a martial artist who uses gadgets to fight), the Word (a cult leader) and his daughter Ultima, Madcap (a crazy fellow with incredible healing abilities), Ruby Thursday (Android/Cyborg, who knows?), Black Hole (a man who can create a black hole from his chest), and Frenzy (a mutant whose skin is hard as steel) and even non-powered villains like extortionist Beverly Cross and crime boss Nicholas Trask. Being the Hulk's cousin and ally, she's also butted heads with some of his enemies, to include the Abomination and the Grey Gargoyle, and with villains from other rogues' galleries such as Venom and Juggernaut.
  • Since Iron Man began as a vehicle for Cold War stories, his gallery were nearly all communists — the Mandarin (not technically a communist but more of a Yellow Peril), the Crimson Dynamo, the Unicorn, and the Titanium Man. Eventually, when the Cold War threats died down, his enemies became tailored to be antagonists to a playboy industrialist millionaire: Iron Monger, Justin Hammer and Sunset Bain (two business rivals), Doctor Doom (a dictator and technocrat who has what may be an even more powerful suit of armor than his own), the Ghost (an industrial saboteur), Whiplash/Blacklash (one of Hammer's longtime employees), the Blizzard (an embittered ex-employee who was fired by Stark for stealing from the company, and created his own suit of armor in an attempt at revenge), Firebrand (a radical anarchist determined to destroy capitalism and lead a utopian revolution), the Spymaster (an industrial spy), Madame Masque (a masked criminal saboteur, as well as an on-again, off-again girlfriend), Firepower (an armored warrior sponsored by the U.S. government, who wanted to destroy Iron Man when they thought he had gone rogue), the Melter (a crooked industrialist who was run out of business and set out to sabotage Stark Enterprises), Sunturion (another armored warrior who worked for a rival company), and the Living Laser (a psychopath with deadly laser blasters strapped to his wrists, who started out lusting after one of Iron Man's teammates but soon developed a loathing for Iron Man himself).
    • After the downfall of the Soviet Union, many of the Soviet villains were altered somewhat, with the Crimson Dynamo armor being used by petty criminals or by people with other non-Communist political agendas, the Unicorn having become a Cloudcuckoolander, and the Titanium Man embittered over Russia's transition to a capitalist democracy and determined to destroy Iron Man, who he blames for the change.
    • Then there's Fin Fang Foom, because you can't have a hero in shining armor without a bona fide fire-breathing dragon to fight. Foom also hates the Mandarin, because the Mandarin stole his ten power rings from Foom's spaceship (yes, Foom is a fire-breathing Chinese dragon from space. And that is awesome).
  • Luke Cage has a number of foes who have similar origins to him (that is, born under poor circumstances and eventually taking up crime, though Cage himself reformed), and although many of them don't have superpowers, they make up for it by having some kind of physical superiority or high-powered weaponry. These include Cockroach Hamilton (wields a six-barreled shotgun that pulls double-duty as a flame-thrower), Black Mariah (a 400-pound drug dealer with exceptional strength), Cornell Cottonmouth (an elderly drug kingpin and pimp with photographic memory), Hardcore (a mercenary with medically-enhance nails capable of slashing through steel), John Bushmaster (not the same as the Bushmaster from Iron Fist's gallery; this one is a crime boss with powers similar to Cage), Chemistro (an identity borne by three different individuals, all of whom have alchemic abilities), Cheshire Cat (able to turn invisible and intangible and also able to teleport), Stiletto (fights using wrist-mounted blade-launchers), and Piranha Jones (a crime boss with metallic jaws and teeth). Three other enemies of Cage's, Billy Bob Rackham, Willis Stryker and Coldfire, loom much more largely in his life, as Rackham was a prison guard whose attempt to kill Cage wound up giving him his powers, Stryker was the one who framed Cage and sent him to prison in the first place, and Coldfire is Cage's brother who hated him for his formerly criminal lifestyle. And who could forget Shades and Comanche
  • The Mighty Thor's rogues gallery is a strange mishmash of mythological villains and costumed criminals. Some of his enemies are derived from Norse Mythology, like his brother Loki, and the fire giant Surtur, and those who hail from the worlds of myth but were created by Stan Lee like Ulik the rock troll, Amora The Enchantress, and Skurge the Executioner, but even in the early Stan Lee-scripted stories he fought mortal villains like the Wrecking Crew, the Absorbing Man, Mister Hyde, the Cobra, Radioactive Man, Zarrko, and the Grey Gargoyle.
  • Sub-Mariner aka Namor has a host of enemies. Attuma, Tiger Shark, Llyra, Llyron, Orka, Krang, his cousin Byrrah, Dr Dorcas, Tyrak and his frenemy Dr Doom.
  • Nova has a moderately-sized group of enemies such as Condor, Diamondhead, Megaman, the Corrupter, Powerhouse, Supernova and Sphinx.
  • While (for rather obvious reasons) The Punisher has a small rogues gallery in the sense of recurring targets... Jigsaw is the most long-running character he's ever had to deal with, even when the original Jigsaw was killed in the regular Marvel Universe, as Stuart Clarke eventually "succeeded" him, although Nicky Cavella (2 arcs) and Kathie O'Brien's husband Rawlins (3), and finally the Generals briefly joined in the MAX universe under Garth Ennis' years as author.
    • Barracuda, the Made of Iron backstabbing mercenary introduced in the MAX universe, also lasted for a few arcs and got his own miniseries. After surviving a ridiculous number of injuries throughout the series, Barracuda was finally Killed Off for Real after Frank tore off his nose with a pair of pliers, chopped off his arms, and blew his head off with an AK-47.
    • Terrorist-for-hire Saracen had a sixteen-issue run in the 616 universe.
    • The Kingpin is also a major recurring enemy to Frank, in both the 616 and MAX universes. In fact, as explained on Fisk's character page, the only reason he's survived so many encounters with the Punisher is because even Frank recognizes the massive power vacuum and accompanying deaths of innocents that would result if Kingpin were to die.
    • Other enemies of Castle's who have made appearances in three or more issues include Damage, Thorn, Rosalie Carbone, Rapido, Ma Gnucci, the Russian, Recoil, Bushwacker, Sniper, Blackwell, the Elite, Gregario, the Rev, and Johnny Nightmare.
  • Sleepwalker had a strange collection of original villains, including costumed criminals (8-Ball, the Chain Gang, Spectra, Psyko), uncostumed villains (Lullaby and the Bookworm), crazed government agents (the Office of Insufficient Evidence, the Thought Police), and supernatural demons (Mr. Jyn and Cobweb). In his short career, Sleepy also found time to mess with the villains of the X-Men (Brotherhood of Evil Mutants), Spider-Man (the Hobgoblin), and Doctor Strange (Nightmare).
  • Spider-Man:
    • His gallery includes the Green Goblinnote , Hobgoblinnote , Doctor Octopusnote , Venomnote , Electronote , Mysterionote , Sandmannote  Kraven the Hunternote , the Vulturenote , Carnagenote , the Lizardnote , the Rhinonote , Black Catnote , the Scorpionnote , the Shockernote , etc. Together with Batman and Superman's, it's considered probably the most well-known Rogues Gallery in all of comicdom.
    • The villains are also good examples of villains crossing over to fight new heroes besides their traditional sparring partners. Electro, for example, has become an enemy to Daredevil as well as Spider-Man, while Spidey himself has thrown down with the enemies of everyone from Iron Man to the Hulk to Captain Marvel.
    • Starting with Brand New Day, many new villains have been introduced in order to keep stories from falling into routine. Among them are Mr. Negative, Menace, Screwball, Paper Doll, Fracture, Overdrive, and Blindside. Of the bunch Mr. Negative, Screwball, and Overdrive proved to be the only ones to have any staying power in Spidey's rogues gallery.
    • Spider-Girl, his daughter, has a nice rogues gallery as well. Crazy Eight, Killerwatt, the Dragon King, Funny Face, Soldiers of the Serpent, Quickwire, the Hobgoblin, Earthshaker, Mr. Abnormal, Aftershock, Apox, Angel Face, Fury the Goblin Queen, Mr. Nobody, Carolyn Trainer, Killer Frost, Reverb, etc. She even inherited a villain from her father's rogues gallery in the form of Black Tarantula.
    • Due to villain attrition, such as the death of Kraven and the reforming of Sandman as a hero, the Sinister Six has seen a lot of villains take part of the sextet as Doc Ock sought to fill up the empty slots any way he could just to preserve the group name. This has actually lead to the Six's downfall on a few occasions, due to Ock picking a villain who isn't really a team player. for example the one time they let Venom join, his mental instability and obsession with being the one to kill Spider-Man resulted in him going rogue mid-battle, crippling Sandman with a poisonous bite, and basically ruining the plan just as they were about to win. Generally Spidey's villains don't play well with each other.
  • The original Spider-Woman developed a considerable rogues gallery of her own during her original 50-issue series in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including Viper, the Brothers Grimm, the Needle, the Flying Tiger, Nekra, Dr. Karl Malus, the Hangman, Gypsy Moth, the Human Fly (on loan from Spider-Man), Daddy Long Legs, Turner D. Century, the Waxman, and her Arch-Enemy Morgan Le Fey.
  • Venom: While Eddie Brock and the symbiote have traditionally been part of Spider-Man's rogues gallery (as outlined above), they have also developed a gallery of their own as they've shifted from outright villainy to being more anti-heroic. A big constant in their list of adversaries is Carnage, the Venom symbiote's offspring which has been a recurring foe both on its own and when bonded to its usual host Cletus Kasady; but other enemies Venom has had to endure—regardless of who the symbiote is bonded to at the time—include Jack O'Lantern (the fifth person to wield the name and outfit), Killer Thrill, Sin-Eater, The Jury (whose leader formed the team after Venom killed his security guard son while escaping the Vault), Pyre, Scorpion (the third Venom host), Krogg, The Redeemer, and Knull (the deity who created the symbiotes).
  • The X-Men have Magneto, Mystique, Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, Reverend (or Colonel) Stryker, the Shadow King, Black Tom Cassidy, Selene, Sabretooth, The Juggernaut, etc. X-Men being a book about a team, they've got even more groups as enemies: the Brotherhood of Mutants, the Hellfire Club, the Savage Land mutates, the original Hellions, the Acolytes, the Marauders, the Four Horsemen, the Sentinels, and on and on. Team names tend to get reused, and individual members get around a lot, nearly as much as with the X-Men themselves.
    • Making things even more complicated, a few X-Men have their own Rogues galleries! Wolverine has everyone ever involved with the Weapon Plus project (Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, etc.), Jean Grey (thanks to being the incarnation of the Phoenix) is on the entire Shi'ar Empire's shit list, and Professor X himself has personal issues with Magneto, the Shadow King, Cassandra Nova, and Cain "Juggernaut" Marko. Cyclops and his brother Havok are of special interest to Mr. Sinister (who has up to THREE teams of Psycho for Hire assassins!) and have their psychopathic Omega class brother Vulcan to deal with, Beast has to deal with his Age of Apocalypse Evil Counterpart Dark Beast, Banshee and Black Tom are cousins, and Colossus has a Cain and Abel dynamic with his brother Mikhael Rasputin. The X-Men have so many enemies it's a wonder how they keep track of them all. And while some of the above are currently dead, this is X-Men, so they'll probably be back.
    • Excalibur has had Arcade, Doctor Doom, Galactus, the Hellfire Club, Juggernaut, Mister Sinister, Mystique, Nightmare and Sentinels.
  • Likewise to the JLA and JSA, The Avengers fought both the enemies of their individual members (such as Loki and The Red Skull) and their own collective enemies, including Ultron, Kang the Conqueror, Graviton, Count Nefaria, and the various incarnations of The Masters of Evil.
  • The Fantastic Four have a rather wide-ranging gallery, from Galactus to Doctor Doom to The Red Ghost and his Super Apes, taking in Puppet Master, Mad Thinker, Rama-Tut, Mole Man, Diablo, the Skrulls, the Kree, Terrax, Wizard and the Frightful Four. It says something, however, that their "Oh, right, it's Tuesday again. And right in the middle of Andy Griffith" foes are most of the universe's "Anyone know a really, really interventionist deity?" foes. (Obviously, this does not apply to the Super Apes.) The FF have also fought a number of heroes, some of whom debuted fighting the Four. These include Namor, Hulk, the Black Panther, the Silver Surfer, and even Combattler V.
  • The C-List Heroes of Great Lakes Aveng -- uhm -- X-Me -- uhm Champi -- uh... Initiative have a rogues gallery consisting of Gene "Leather Boy" Lorrene, Dr. Tannenbaumm, Deathurge (the Squirrel), and Maelstrom. Yes, most of them are even D-List Villains.
  • In the very early stories written by Stan Lee, even the Human Torch and Ant-Man had their own rogue's galleries before they became full-time team heroes. The Torch faced off against the Beetle, Plant-Man, the Trapster, and the Wizard, while Ant-Man battled the likes of Whirlwind, Egghead, and the Porcupine. The Wizard went on to become a significant threat to the Fantastic Four, while the rest of them languished as minor villains... they weren't Stan's best creations.
  • The New Warriors have squared off with the likes of A.I.M., High Evolutionary, the Sphinx (both the male and female version), Juggernaut, Skrull, Terrax, the Folding Circle, Psionex, Asylum, Harrier and Midnight’s Fire.


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  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi has a pretty consistent and personal series of foes throughout the franchise's various (post-Disney) media, most notably in the movies and the show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The core ones include General Grievous,note  Darth Maul,note  Savage Oppress,note  Cad Bane,note  Hondo Ohnaka,note  Asajj Ventress,note  and Darth Vader.note 
  • Austin Powers both uses and subverts the trope: Most of the villains in the piece are already part of a single organization, and most of them are killed off by the Big Bad, Dr. Evil, at the beginning of the movie. However, a few new ones are introduced throughout the series, and since they aren't killed, they comprise a sort of Rogues Gallery—until most of them turn good, leaving only one as truly evil and the other imprisoned.
  • Mystery Team: Their database seems to contain a large number of children, people their age, and Old Man McGinty.
  • Godzilla has a vast Rogues Gallery which, in addition to the Japanese Self-Defence Force, includes countless other Kaiju. Notable among them are King Ghidorah / Mecha-Ghidorah (and his expy, Kaiser Ghidorah), Mechagodzilla, Mothra (although she's prone to Enemy Mines), Gigan, Ebirah, Hedorah, and Kamacuras & Kumonga. That, by the way, is without getting into one shot villains like Spacegodzilla, Megalon, Biollante, Orga, or the utterly horrific Destoroyah who recur many times within the videogames based on the series, or former enemies turned allies like Anguirus and Rodan.

  • Not a standard Superhero gig, but the Harry Potter books have a Rogues Gallery of Death Eaters, including (though most definitely not limited to) Draco Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Peter Pettigrew, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Voldemort himself. There are essentially the colorful rogues gallery and the Death Eaters who are not fleshed out enough to be more than Mooks. There isn't really an official distinction between these two groups in-universe.
  • Richard Sharpe has Obadiah Hakeswill, Pierre Ducos, William Dodd, Sir Henry Simmerson, General Calvet and many others.
  • Though each book has its own villains, The Dresden Files does have a number of recurring villains and factions who make trouble for the eponymous wizard, including the Denarians, Cowl, Queen Mab, Corpsetaker, Mavra, the Red Court, the White Court, and the Black Council.
  • The Wheel of Time has the thirteen Forsaken, powerful mages with Chronic Backstabbing Disorder practising general villainy and trying to kill the heroes.
  • Jess Nevins notes that Dr. Jack Quartz assembled many of Nick Carter's former foes as part of a coordinated effort against Nick Carter.
    • Dime Novel hero Nick Carter had quite an assortment of enemies: Dr Jack Quartz, his Arch-Enemy; Dazaar the Arch Fiend, mistress of disguise and master knife thrower; Scylla the Sea Robber, a female pirate with an all female crew; Baroness Latour; Zanoni the Woman Wizard; Praxatel of the Iron Arm, one of the first cyborgs; the gambler Dan Derrington; Burton Quintard, Nick's first recurring foe; Gaston Dupont, a student of Professor Quartz's; the six Dalney Brothers, each one stronger than even Nick himself, etc.
  • Sexton Blake also had recurring foes.
  • Percy Jackson of Percy Jackson and the Olympians ends up having a rogue's gallery of various Greek (and now Roman) characters, including the Furies, the Minotaur, Medusa, Cerberus, Hyperion, Kronos, Gaea, Polybotes, Ares, Luke Castellan, The Nemean Lion, The Gorgons and Anteus, among others. Similarly, the Egyptian heroes of The Kane Chronicles, which take place in the same universe, have a rogues gallery of their own, including Aphophis, Setne, Sobek, and Vladimir Menshikov. Though, due to how there are far less named monsters in Egyptian Mythology, and being a shorter book series, its naturally going to be less than Percy's.
  • Despite it being a superhero novel, the concept is mentioned but mostly unseen in Legacy: The Tale of the American Eagle; in American Eagle's hideout in an early chapter, a trophy wall is described and several names are dropped, but since he leaves the country immediately after for the majority of the book, details about them are left in the air upon his return in the final chapter, two are shown; Arsenic (who wasn't mentioned in the tropy wall), and 9 Volt (who was). Both are dispatched quickly and without too much worry, implying that his adventures have made him grow beyond them.
  • The Goosebumps franchise has a whole lot of villains (most of them being inhuman) that show up in at least two or more books, and in the 2015 movie many of the franchise's most iconic monsters appear as antagonists, including some of the one-shot monsters. The series' antagonists include the likes of Slappy, the Lawn Gnomes, the Body Squeezers, Big Al, Dr. Maniac, the Giant Cranes and Giant Insects, the Haunted Mask (and the Unloved as well), Jonathan Chiller, the Horrorland Horrors, Lord High Executioner, Monster Blood and The Blob That Ate Everyone, Scarlet Starlet, Jenna the genie, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp (and lots of other werewolves), the Haunted Camera, and a wide assortment of vampires, monster plants, dragons, gargoyles, zombies, robots, and even mirror reflections.
  • Zorro:
    • Unlike Batman, who he would later inspire (both on a meta level and within the Dark Knight's own comic book continuity), Zorro doesn't really have a large or recognizable list of recurring enemies, unless you look to adaptations outside of the original pulp novels where he first appeared. As far as the novels are concerned, Zorro's foes consisted largely of one-shot villains, including Captain Ramon and Sergeant Gonzales in the first book, The Curse of Capistrano.
    • The 1957 Zorro TV series (starring Guy Williams) had the likes of Captain Monasterio, Licenciado Piña, Sergeant Garcia and Corporal Reyes, Andrés Felipe Basilio, and the Eagle and his agents as recurring villains, with Garcia being mostly a Punch-Clock Villain who could be quite a nice guy when he wasn't following Monasterio's orders.
    • The 1993 Zorro comic book series, published by Topps Comics, gives Zorro a small gallery consisting of Captain Monasterio and Sergeant Garcia (again), Lady Rawhide, Moonstalker, and Lucien Machete.
    • Kaiketsu Zorro has Commander Raymond and his second-in-command Gabriel, along with Sergeant Gonzales, Captain Jekyll and Lieutenant Placido as the token good guys in the otherwise corrupt and/or bumbling army, plus Kapital and the various agents of the South India Trading Company, and the local Scorpion gang which appears in two episodes.
    • Zorro: The Chronicles, despite being only 26 episodes long, has a far wider line-up of recurring antagonists, consisting largely of characters created specifically for the show. The list includes Captain Monasterio and Sergeant Garcia (once again), Corporal Gonzales, Governor Esteban Parasol, Dona Isabella Verdugo, Chief Yuma, Antonio Ramirez, and Don Rodrigo Malapensa and his hired henchmen La Rana and Dentist.

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  • Parodied in Calvin and Hobbes with Calvin's alter-ego Stupendous Man when Calvin imagines many of the people he knows as his supervillainous enemies. Susie becomes "Annoying Girl", Miss Wormwood becomes the "Crab Teacher", Rosalyn becomes "Baby-Sitter Girl", and Calvin's Mom becomes Stupendous Man's Arch-Enemy, "Mom-Lady". You may have noticed that all these enemies "happen" to be women, which suggests that Stupendous Man might be a Politically Incorrect Hero; in any case, since Calvin is a confirmed hater of all females, there's never any Foe Yay.
    • Hobbes, on the other hand...
    Hobbes: I almost told [Susie] our code when she rubbed my tummy.
    Calvin: Good gravy, whose side are you on?!
  • Dick Tracy could be considered a Trope Maker, as he had his own Rogues Gallery (Big Boy, Pruneface, Flattop, Mumbles, etc.) decades before many of the others, though Dick tended to off his foes after one or two appearances.
  • Flash Gordon has his own gallery, most being natives of the planet Mongo but also a few based on Earth. His list of foes includes Ming the Merciless, Azura the Witch Queen, the Red Sword organization, Kang the Cruel (Ming's son), Prince Polon, Queen Rubia, Pyron the Comet Master, and Baron Dak-Tula.
  • The Phantom, as a series and franchise that's over 80 years old by this point, has a rather sizable list of foes across various media. In the newspaper strips and the comic books his foes consist of the Singh Brotherhoodnote , Eric "The Nomad" Sahara, Chatu "the Python," Skul and his terrorist organization T, Goldhand, the Sky Band, Kigali Lubanga and his father Bawuko, the Iron Hand, General Tara and his right-hand man Major Isaru, the Black Carnation, Bullets, Ali Gutaale, General Bababu, the High Priest of Kua, the Khagan of Avaria, and Manuel Ortega.
    • In the Phantom 2040 spin-off series, the 24th Phantom gets his own gallery in Rebecca Madison, Max Madison Jr., Graft, Gorda, Gunnar the Hunter (who appears for only one episode), Queen Nia (who appears for two), Sean One, and to a lesser degree Doctor Jak and Vaingloria.
  • Mandrake the Magician, the Phantom's fellow King Features creation and frequent in-universe ally, has a smaller rogues gallery, but it's by no means any less dangerous. It consists of Luciphor "the Cobra", Derek, Aleena, the Mole, Octon and the crime syndicate 8, Clay Camel and his daughter Brass Monkey, Ekardnam, the Deleter, and Reboot.
  • Popeye has a rather oddball list of enemies across the various media where he has appeared (to include both the comic strips, cartoon shorts, and the live-action movie), including the Sea Hag, Bluto and his expy Brutus and twin brother Burlo, Patcheye the Pirate, Bullo Oxheart and his mother Mrs. Oxheart, Mr. No-No, Bolo, Willie Wormwood, Rokh, the Martians (including their champion, Jetoe), various sea monsters (which, considering Popeye's a sailor, makes some sense), and numerous bulls (yes, really).
  • A comic strip in the Philippines, entitled Pugad Baboy (translated: Pig's Nest), about a town of fat Filipinos features several long-story adventure arcs with its protagonist talking dog, Polgas (translated: "Flea"). Polgas has amassed a bit of a Rogues Gallery with recurring villains such as Atong Damuho, Col. Manyakis, and Sendong Langib. Read The Other Wiki for details:
  • Slylock Fox has a list of villains who he always has to outfit in every strip. His Rogues Gallery consists of Count Weirdly, Wanda Witch, Slick Smitty, Reeky Rat, Shady Shrew, Cassandra Cat, Harry Ape, Koppy Kat, Big Brad Wolf, and Buford Bull.

  • Spider-Man's Rogues are prominently featured all over Gottlieb's The Amazing Spider-Man pinball. Green Goblin, the Vulture, Dr. Octopus, and the Black Widow are on the backglass, while the playfield has the Lizard, the Kingpin, Kraven the Hunter, and the Scorpion.

  • The Drunken Peasants have a selection of people whose videos they respond to. While the roster changes from time to time, but the most recurring ones right now are The Vigilant Christian Mario, Gazi Kodzo, Onision, Wild Bill and Tommy Sotomayor. Brett Keane was also featured on many episodes of DP, to the point of having an entire segment dedicated to him, but the Peasants eventually decided to stop giving him attention and to let his channel starve.

    Professional Wrestling 

  • The Shadow, who started out as the star/host of a Radio Drama anthology series and later became the main character of several titular pulp magazines, usually faced a lot of one-shot villains who always got killed off at the end of the adventure where they were featured. However, he did manage to get a gallery of recurring enemies, especially once he branched out into comic books (including several mini-series across different publishers and even crossovers with the likes of Batman).
    • The most notable recurring foe that the Shadow had in the pulps was Shiwan Khan, who made a total of four appearances there and also made a number of appearances in the comic books and was the main villain in the 1994 film. Others who made multiple appearances in the pulps were Voodoo Master (three), The Prince of Evil (three), The Wasp (two), "Diamond" Bert Farwell (two), Isaac Coffran (two), Steve Cronin (four, two times acting as The Dragon to Farwell and Coffran, respectively), and King Kauger (two, one as the story's unseen mastermind). The Shadow also fought the criminal organization known as the Hand (no, not that Hand), with him defeat one of the group's five "Fingers" across different stories, and another collective called the Silent Seven, a conspiracy of underworld criminals which sought to control a violent crime wave in New York City.
    • Among the one-shot villains in the pulps, we have Gray Ghost, Blue-Face, Five-Face, Zemba, Gray Fist, Silver Skull, Red Envoy, Red Blot, Dr. Z, the Blur, and the Cobra, plus a host of others.
    • Unique to the various comic books (standalone series and crossovers alike), we have Black Sparrow, Dr. Gerhard Zorn, The Stag, The Light, Black Dragon (a one-shot villain in the pulps), Devil Kyoti, The Talon, Monstradamus, Professor Solarus, and even Grendel and Shiwan Khan's granddaughter Batu Khan.

    Theme Parks 
You know you've made it as a villain when you're popular enough to get your own amusement park ride.

    Video Games 
  • Sora of Kingdom Hearts has what is likely one of the most epic instances of a Rogues Gallery ever, consisting of almost every Disney Villainnote , each of whom dominated entire movies: Maleficent, The Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Monstro, Ursula, Jafar, Scar, Hades, Shan-Yu, Captain Barbossa, Davy Jones, Lord Beckett, Sark, the MCP, Oogie Boogie, Chernabog, Claude Frollo, Clu, Mother Gothel, Randall Boggs, Prince Hans, and Pete. The distinction of Arch-nemesis goes to Xehanort (though he's been split up into multiple characters) and then Xigbar/Luxu. If we count all the villains that the protagonists opposed, then Lady Tremaine, Drizella, Anastasia and the Evil Queen are included to the above list. In fact, the only Disney villains not considered part of the gallery are Gantu, as he's just doing his job, and Rinzler, since he's an old ally of Sora who's been reprogrammed by Clu.
  • Mega Man:
    • The original Mega Man has a list of recurring enemies, the biggest constant being Dr. Wily, the Big Bad of the games and the one who creates most if not all of Mega's Robot Master enemies. The most recognizable enemies include Bass and his robot dog Treble, the Roader, the Yellow Devil, and across the wider franchise (including spinoff games in the original series' continuity and the 1994 animated series) there are repeat appearances made by Robot Masters such as Guts Man, Cut Man, Shadow Man, Quick Man, Ice Man, Heat Man, and Metal Man. In the aforementioned animated series, Proto Man (Mega's brother and an at-times Aloof Ally) undergoes Adaptational Villainy and serves as The Dragon to Wily.
    • In the Mega Man X series, the first immediate spinoff from the original, X, Zero and the Maverick Hunters have to face the likes of Sigma, Vile, and Dynamo on a consistent basis, plus Dr. Wily appears as The Man Behind the Man.
    • In Mega Man Zero, which is set after the X series, Zero faces several recurring enemies of his own, to include Copy X, Fairy Leviathan, Sage Harpuia, Fighting Fefnir, Hidden Phantom, Anubis Necromancess, the Rainbow Devil, Hanumachine, Blizzack Stagroff, and Dr. Weil.
    • Geo Stelar's Mega Man has accumulated a Rogues Gallery, some reoccurring after their main arc. Taurus Fire, Cygnus Wing, Harp Note, Libra Scales, Queen Ophiuca, Gemini Thunder and King Cepheus in the first game. Dark Phantom, Yeti Blizzard, Solo-Rogue, Plesio Surf, Terra Condor, Hollow and Vega with Taurus Fire, Harp Note and Queen Ophiuca returning for their second round. Then in the third game are the dealers consisting of Mr. King, Joker, Tia and her little brother, their alien partners Virgo/Corvus and Heartless. Also returning for their second round are Dark Phantom and Solo-Rogue and returning for his third round is Taurus Fire.
  • Crash Bandicoot: The titular character has one himself in the form of Neo Cortex, N. Gin, Tiny Tiger, Ripper Roo, Dingodile, N. Tropy, Pinstripe Potoroo, Papu Papu, and Uka Uka, plus a few others. Crash Twinsanity actually showcases a bunch of them in a brief scene.
  • Earthworm Jim has a rogue's gallery in both the game and cartoon continuities, with some villains unique to each continuity. Villains present in both continuities are Queen Slug-for-a-Butt, Psy-Crow, Evil the Cat, Bob the Killer Goldfish, and Professor Monkey-For-A-Head. Game-exclusive villains are Chuck and Fifi, Big Bruty, Major Mucus, Doctor Duodenum, Pedro Pupa, the Flamin' Yawn, Fatty Roswell and Earthworm Kim, while the most prominent cartoon-exclusive villain was Evil Jim (although he did make an appearance in the Game Boy Color EWJ game, making him a Canon Immigrant).
  • While the 1979 movie of The Warriors just had Luther, the 2005 videogame adaptation provided Cleon, Swan, and company with a whole array of colorful gang leaders: Chatterbox, Cobb, Big Moe, and Ghost, to name a few - and Cleon's oldest enemy, Virgil.
  • Surprisingly, despite being a Super Hero game, City of Heroes didn't really have a Rogues Gallery to speak of - mostly its enemies formed entire factions, the leaders of which only occasionally appeared. But Issue 18 introduced an actual Rogues Gallery faction consisting of a multitude of heroes, villains, rogues, and vigilantes with their own backstories and motivations for players to battle during Tip and Morality Missions.
    • This hasn't stopped players from creating their own rogues galleries beforehand, either through making other characters, the Mission Architect, or simple roleplaying. And many of the game's canonical heroes have particular enemies they fight. (Statesman and Lord Recluse, Back Alley Brawler and drugs in general, and so on.)
  • Champions Online actually allows the player to create his or her OWN Rogues Gallery with the Nemesis game mechanic. Starting at level 25, the player creates a custom costumed supervillain with a basic powerset, chooses their minion types, and gives him one of three personality types. For quite a while longer, those minions will occasionally try to ambush the player, dropping "clues" which lead to anti-Nemesis minions. Eventually the Nemesis is defeated "for good", and the player can create a NEW Nemesis - or, if they prefer, can even reactivate a previous one. If a player sticks with a level-capped character long enough, (s)he can create a really significant gallery for himself / herself.
  • Mario has built up a gallery of his own over the years. It includes: Bowser, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser Jr., Kamek, King Boo, Fawful, Petey Piranha, the Koopalings and Waluigi.
  • Speaking of Donkey Kong, he and his fellow Kongs have their own list of recurring enemies within their franchise. This list includes King K. Rool and his Kremling Krew, KAOS, King Zing, Krow (and his undead form Kreep Krow), Barbos, Bleak, Kleever, and Arich.
  • Each and every Carmen Sandiego game features a whole Rogues Gallery of baddies, many of them with names that are Incredibly Lame Puns.
  • Superhero City has a wide and varied Rogues Gallery for your character to battle, whether through missions or as bosses in raids that you can summon to combat and get Experience Points. The major villains, counting raid bosses, include: Crime boss Kingpin and his primary enforcer Suit, ninja lord Fuma Hanzo, werewolf pack leader Silvermane, voodoo master Lou, Amazon leader Shieka, galactic conquerors Astronickus and Kemma Azonix, vampire lord Lucius Bloodvayne, Eldritch Abomination Hollow King, Atlantean racist Dr. Argon, and Horsemen of the Apocalypse Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog has slowly built up his own little gallery over the years: Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic, Eggman Nega, Fang the Sniper, Babylon Rogues, Chaos, Mecha Sonic and the Deadly Six. Shadow is one of them depending on his mood.
  • Kirby has a variety of recurring antagonists: King Dedede, Meta Knight, Dark Matter, and 0 are the main ones, but if you include recurring bosses and minibosses then it expands to include: Whispy Woods, Kracko, Bonkers, Lololo and Lalala, Bugzzy, Paint Roller, Dyna Blade, Galacta Knight, and more.
  • Solid Snake of the Metal Gear franchise has a rather expansive list of enemies over his long career of fighting the conspiracies surrounding the titular mechanical weapons; most of those foes are enhanced super-soldiers like Snake himself, and are often members of FOXHOUND, the Patriots, the Sons of Liberty, and even the CIA, among other groups. Specific enemies he and his allies have had to face across the various games include Big Boss and his body double Venom Snake, Liquid Snake, Revolver Ocelot, Liquid Ocelot, Psycho Mantis, Solidus Snake, Zero, the Sorrow, Vamp, and Skull Face.
  • Samus Aran, protagonist of the Metroid series and a galactic bounty-hunter by profession, has faced several enemies across the games, many of them being Space Pirates, the titular Metroids, or other antagonistic alien species. Two of her most recurring foes are Mother Brain, the leader of said Space Pirates, and Ridley, Mother Brain's chief henchman and Samus's Arch-Enemy since he had a direct hand in her parents' deaths. Other significant enemies of Samus's include the Queen Metroid (of which there have been more than one), Metroid Prime, Kraid, Phantoon, Nightmare, and Dark Samus.
  • The Castlevania series has the Belmont clan going up most regularly against Dracula, as part of Leon Belmont's original vow that he and his descendants would "slay the night" to oppose the master vampire; however, Dracula's not the only one, as he's got an army of monsters to battle the latest Belmont who comes storming the titular castle. A frequent mainstay in Dracula's army is Death, who acts as The Dragon or the Dragon-in-Chief depending on the game, while two other constant thorns in the Belmonts' side are the evil cultist Shaft, whose efforts to resurrect Dracula kickstart the plot for at least three of the games, and Carmilla, a vampiric servant of Dracula who either works to resurrect him or else will be revived herself to aid him. Other recurring monsters across the franchise, many of whom are bosses and mini-bosses, include the likes of the Vampire Bat, the Giant Skeleton, Akmodan II, Medusa, the Cerberus, Balore, the Behemoth, the Cyclops, the Doppelganger, the Minotaur, the Orphic Vipers, the Bone Dragon King, Frankenstein's Monster, the Golem, the Werewolf, and Legion.
  • In The Legend of Zelda, Link has faced several foes on more than one occasion in more than one title of the series. His most recognizable enemy is Ganon (or Ganondorf), who shows up as the final boss more often than not across the franchise, but he's also battled the likes of Aquamentus, Dodongo, Manhandla, Arrghus, Gohma, the Wallmasters, Mothula, Digdogger, Gleeok, Twinrova, Vaati, Dark Link, Phantom Ganon, and the Stalfos.
  • Street Fighter:
    • As an Interpol officer who spends much of her time busting criminals, Chun Li technically has a rogues' gallery that includes several of the antagonists within the main cast, spreading across the franchise. Her primary enemy is M. Bisonnote , the leader of the Shadaloo organization who she holds responsible for the death of her father; other Shadaloo members in general also fall on the list by virtue of their being criminals, particularly Balrognote  and Veganote , with Chun Li having an ongoing rivalry with the latter. If one examines her dialogue with other specific characters across the different games, the rogues' gallery also includes the likes of the Mad Gear gangsters (Poison, Rolento, Hugo), Juri Han, Birdie, Seth, and the Illuminati (specifically Urien, who Chun Li went Mama Bear on after he abducted one of her adopted kids). On an even more technical note, Cody would also fall in the gallery since he's a convict who regularly breaks out of jail, but Chun Li sees him more as the Fallen Hero he truly is and address him accordingly in SSF4.
    • Interestingly, while Ryu is the franchise's de facto main character, he doesn't really have a list of recurring enemies the same way Chun Li does, though he has crossed paths with several of the above-named antagonists through pure happenstance or because they're actively seeking him out for one reason or another. Shadaloo has pursued him more than once, with Bison having been interested in either forcibly recruiting Ryu or using him as the next host body for the Psycho Power; the Illuminati has taken an interest in him as of V; Hugo managed to shrug off a Shin Shoryuken once, earning Ryu's respect and resulting in the two of them briefly becoming tag-team partners; and Juri, while admiring his passion for battle, isn't really gunning for him specifically (though she is put off by the Satsui no Hado). His two biggest direct nemeses in the story-line have been Sagat (due to the whole chest-scarring incident, though Sagat has since had a Heel–Face Turn and their rivalry is much more respectful now) and Akuma (who wants Ryu to embrace the Satsui no Hado in order to become an opponent worthy of a death-match), though Necalli has also been pursuing him in V.
  • Mortal Kombat: Right throughout the series, the fighters of Earth (along with their allies from other realms) have to deal with a number of enemies who want to use the titular tournament for their own ends, usually to overthrow Earth as a means of furthering their path of conquest and/or destruction. The forces of Outworld, the ones most frequently guilty of this, consist of Shao Kahn and his hordes of minions, particularly Shang Tsung, Sindel, Motaro, Baraka, Mileena, Reptile, Ermac, and members of the Shokan race (particularly Kintaro), but the good guys also have to deal with the likes of Quan Chi, Shinnok and the Brotherhood of Shadow, Kano and the Black Dragon syndicate, the Lin Kuei (bar Sub-Zero), the Red Dragon clan (of which the Black Dragons are an offshoot), and the Edenian traitor Tanya. Whether or not Scorpion is part of this list depends on which game you're referencing, as he's just as likely to oppose the heroes as he is to oppose any of the villains (though he definitely has a mad-on for Sub-Zero and later Quan Chi because of his quest for revenge).
  • High School Story: While the main cast of characters are regular teens attending high school as opposed to being superheroes (except in Nishan's fan-fiction), they do have to face a small but still threatening number of enemies, most of them hailing from Hearst High, the school which opposes your school from the moment of its inception at the start of the game. Those hailing from Hearst include Max Warren, Kara Sinclair, Natalie, and Principal Warren on a more low-key note (as in, his actions only affect your school during your Rebel student's help-quest, and Mia during your Dream Date scenario with her); while other antagonists include Asher Rollins, Jack Carver, Razor, and Pandora. It bears mentioning that many of these individuals not only do stuff that goes against your school as a whole, but also stuff that opposes specific characters in your main cast as well; Max is a persistent thorn for his sister Mia and his rival Julian and has also bullied Nishan in the past, Kara behaves spectacularly bitchy to Mia, Asher is on both your main character's and Julian's hate-lists due to his treatment of Julian's sister Hope and her friend Chelsea, Jack has a longstanding rivalry with Ezra, Razor is Koh's evil ex, and Pandora has been known to manipulate and bully Katherine. Depending on how you view the character interactions during game-play, Professor Edwin and Zero may also count, given that the former can come down rather hard on the students at times (though she's usually a Reasonable Authority Figure on a good day) and the latter treats Sakura's concerns about sexism in competitive gaming very shoddily at one point in the main quest. Then there's Bartholomew de la Cruz, who's described by Wes as being rather cutthroat when it comes to district politics and has admitted to having selfish reasons for helping you get onto the district council and who actually turns the entire district against your main character and almost gets your school shut down, though you have the option to forgive him and unlock him as part of your student body later.
  • In the Shantae game series, the titular half-genie has a bunch of recurring enemies who she has to face off against in order to defend her home village of Scuttle Town, in Sequin Land. These foes include Shantae's arch-nemesis Risky Boots and her army of Tinkerbats, Squid Baron, Ammo Baron, Hypno Baron and his ally Techno Baron and minions Twitch and Vinegar, Rottytops, Holly Lingerbean, and Nega-Shantae.
  • Sly Cooper and the gang have been on the job stealing from villains for so long, they've acculimated a large list of enemies. Among them, are Clockwerk, Sir Raleigh, Muggshot, Mz. Ruby, Rajan, the Contessa, Jean Bison, Arpeggio, Neyla, Don Octavio, the Mask of Dark Earth, General Tsao, Captain LeFwee, Dr. M, El Jefe, Toothpick, The Grizz, Penelope, Miss Decibel, and Le Paradox.

    Web Comics 
  • The Adventures of Dr. McNinja has been building up towards a proper gallery for some time now, with members like King Radical, Dracula, Frans Rayner, Mongo the Uberninja, Donald Mc Bonald, and Dr. Mc Luchador.
  • The annual villains of Bob and George are Yellow Demon, Bob, Mynd, MegaMan, Helmeted Author / Helmut / Fistandantilus / Raistlin, Evil Overlord Mike / Ninja Ned and Non-Alternate Mynd, X and Bob again. There's also Dr. Wily.
  • Most of the contestants of Last Res0rt ARE the Rogues Gallery. Having a pack of condemned criminals tends to indicate they've all been put there for SOME reason...
  • The Non-Adventures of Wonderella parodies this trope as all members of her Rogues Gallery have names ending in 'ella. She even told one would-be nemesis whose first alias did not end in 'ella that she couldn't be in her Rogue's Gallery until she got with the program. (They also function as a support group.)
  • The Order of the Stick often brings villains back in new arcs, especially the Linear Guild, with its rotating cast of evil opposites (some of which return each time), and arguably Miko being brought back after her initial "go fetch the Order" arc to participate in the Battle of Azure City. Currently, the Order's rouge's gallery consists of the members of Xykon's Team Evil, the Linear Guild, the Thieves' Guild (technically), General Tarquin and his team excluding Malack, who was killed by Nale, the IFCC (though only V knows about them, and he/she doesn't know the extent of their threat), and Qarr the imp. Miko and Kubota both qualified, but not anymore, due to both being dead. Given that the current only member of the Linear Guild who hasn't jumped ship (Hilgya, Leeky Windstaff, Pompey) or killed (the various Kobolds, Nale, Zz'dtri, and presumably Thog) is Sabine, it can probably be safely assumed that they no longer pose a threat to the Order. Durkon probably also qualifies, due to his brief membership of the Linear Guild following his vampirization, and especially following his Face–Heel Turn when he revealed himself to be the High Priest of Hel.
  • Sluggy Freelance - Hereti Corp, Oasis, K'Z'K, the Dimension of Pain demons, Dr. Crabtree, The Evil, and, depending on the storyline, Bun-Bun. Different members of the Rouges Gallery meeting each other has been pretty rare so far, though a potential meeting between Hereti Corp and K'Z'K's cult is supposedly enough to lead to the destruction of reality.

    Web Original 
  • Interviewing Leather discusses these sorts of groups, from the so-called "C-list super villain" perspective. The Henchman's guild charges them a LOT more, due to the higher injury and death rates... And the work tends to be less profitable over all. They do get more publicity, though.
  • Most of the heroes in the Global Guardians PBEM Universe have a Rogues Gallery that was created by their player specifically for the characters. In some cases, a hero team would have one (mostly created by the Game Master).
    • The Rogues Gallery for the titular Global Guardians (the setting's version of the Justice League, include Abyss, The Blood Red King, Doctor Simian and Prime 8, Dagon, the radioactive Megaton, the Mujahedin, the Oppressor, Armageddon Girl, Nemesis, the Masters of Mayhem, Paragon, and the Warlord.
    • Battlecat's Rogues Gallery includes Demise, Baron Samedi, Blackwing, Domino, James DeLongis ("costumes and fancy names are for pussies), Jane Doe, and Black Annis.
    • The Crimestoppers regularly fight Evil Mensa, the Seventh-Inning Stretch, the Capital Gang, The Blank, the One Name Bandits, and the Five Senses (Not Six, Because ESP Isn't Really a Sense in the Traditional Sense of the Word).
    • The New York Knights fight the Brothers Grimm, Bodyshop, Play Time, Overdrive, and the Brain Trust.
    • Disney's official hero team, Imagination, regularly opposes the Gear Grinders, Small Wonder, Tom Foolery, the Marauders, and the Heroes of Filmland (a rival hero team sponsored by Universal Studios).
    • The Students at the Hyperion Academy have come up against the Exiles (a group of disaffected, superpowered runaway teenagers), Doctor XX and her minions, the Scions (a group of telepathic teenage siblings), and El Cerebro.
  • That Guy with the Glasses has been developing a few throughout it's shows, mainly thanks to the increasing amounts of plot present in them.
  • The video crossover genre, Pooh's Adventures features tons of villains for Pooh and his friends to face, ranging from an alliance of Disney Villains, to Bowser's Family. There's even a group called the "Villain Leage". Its wiki has a full list of the villains.
  • The Thrilling Adventure Hour:
    • "The Adventures of Captain Laserbeam", a parody of Silver Age comic stories, has a large number of Punny Named rogues for its two main superheroes, Captain Laserbeam and Phillip Fathom, Deep Sea Detective. Among them include the Numbler, Shape Ape, and the Die-Brarian for Captain Laserbeam. Phillip Fathom's foes tends to be more aquatic themed, such as Fishwife, Thug Boat, and Angler Management. Fathom, as a Batman expy, also has his equivalent to the Joker with Tom Foolery.
    • Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars has a modest gallery of his own, consisting of the likes of Jupiter spy Jib Janeen, robot outlaw Techs, Los Banditos Mutantes, Kevin the Spider, and the MurderMen.
    • While "The Cross-Time Adventures of Colonel Tick-Tock" features temporal anomalies as often as it does actual supervillains, the Colonel has still faced off with foes like the Greenwich Meanie, the Timekeeper, and a former confederate of his, Tetley Archibald Drake.
    • "Beyond Belief" has a few recurring foes alongside the standard supernatural nasties Frank and Sadie Doyle confront, most prominent among them being archenemy Nightmares the Clown, but also including the Large Ham vampire Carlysle Ravencastle, Dark Husband to the Midnight and wannabe conman Bobo Brubaker.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series has a regular cast of enemies whose levels of antagonism toward Yugi and company range from comically inept to seriously homicidal to somewhere in between. The list includes Seto Kaiba, Hair Guy (Kemo from the original series), Yami Bakura (a.k.a. "Florence"), Bandit Keith, Marik, Maximillion Pegasus, Weevil Underwood and Rex Raptor, Zombie-Boy (Bonz from the original series), Sid and Zygore, Zorc Necrophades, the Big Five, Dartz, and Shadi. Most of these are members of Marik's Evil Council, which spends more time thinking up overly-complicated plans to kill Yugi than actually trying to kill Yugi; as far as the membership goes, Kaiba refused to join the group, Shadi and the Big Five aren't members, and Dartz and his minions were deliberately not invited by Marik ("they're just a bunch of dorks"), though Rebecca and her evil teddy bear are later made members (well, the teddy bear is, anyway; Rebecca is just there to accompany it).
  • The trolls that regularly call in on True Capitalist Radio among other things composed of a guy who pretty much lives on a bathtub, stereotypical African-American welfare fraud who lives "the ghetto way", numerous trans- and homosexuals who want to have sex with Ghost, bronies as well as actual ponies from the show, African man who likes to read erotic Anne Frank fanfiction, guy who Ghost genuinely liked until finding out that he has a diaper fetish and wrote My Little Pony fan fics about it, guy who keeps drinking his own urine over and over again, former McDonalds mascot and current white supremacist rapper with a moon for a head, sick twisted version of Kermit The Frog who wants to have sex with Ghost and various other things and the list goes on and on.
  • The Red Panda Adventures has a sizable Rogue's Gallery that frequently challenge the Terrific Twosome of Toronto. A few examples include Professor Zombie, a woman whose thugs are zombies she raised into undeath, Nazi scientist and occultist Friedrich von Schlitz, who is responsible for the setting's Stupid Jetpack Hitler technology, and self-proclaimed archnemesis the Mad Monkey serving as a Joker to the Red Panda's Batman.
  • How to Hero has an entry on this here.

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