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- Kirby: Right Back at Ya!: Most of the monsters that invade Dreamland are bought by King Dedede from Nightmare Enterprises.
- Several Marvel villains made careers out of this: Arcade used to make money by producing robotic "heroes" for the villains to practice on while Taskmaster made money by providing training for mooks.
- Justin Hammer and the Tinkerer are well-known super-villain technology suppliers.
- One of Spider-Man's less formidable enemies, the Kangaroo, got a suit of Powered Armor from the "Sharper Villain's Catalogue", but given it's quality, the place is likely a scam.
- Leo Zelinsky is a tailor in Brooklyn who makes costumes for the heroes and villains in Marvel, though he alternates days, opening his shop for bad guys on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for heroes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (He sees nothing wrong with this - he's just a guy trying to make a living.)
- Despicable Me has the Bank of Evil (formerly Lehman Brothers).
- The Despicable Me spinoff Minions, meanwhile, has Villain-Con, a trade convention for supervillains held in Orlando where the Minions Kevin, Stuart, and Bob meet Scarlet Overkill.
- Megamind subverts this: he builds all his gadgets himself and he gets all his decorative stuff ("computers" that consist of nothing but flashing lights) from a small outlet in Romania.
- The entire country of Malaria in Igor, though it's less "buy our evil stuff" and more "pay us to not sell it".
- The underworld black magic market seen in one episode of Charmed.
- An episode of The Unusuals featured a store that sold murder equipment.
- A Season 2 episode of Gotham features The Merc, a sort of CostCo where all the criminals of Gotham go to buy everything from flamethrowers to rocket launchers. With a loudspeaker actually advertising two for one deals, to complete the gag. Only in Gotham.
- The Lead-Lined Shop is a place located in the bad part of Metropolis, detailed in a 1988 Mockumentary done to celebrate Superman's 50th anniversary. All of its merchandise seems designed with fighting Superman in mind, including kryptonite of all varieties. (Continuity for the Silver Age still in effect.) Despite this, the owner claims to be a law-abiding merchant, indicating a disclaimer on the wall that reads, "It is a crime to utilize the items in this shop for the purpose of Evil."
- The Champions supplement Gadgets! mentioned two organizations that sold weapons and other equipment to super villains: the West German KRONOS and Japanese ISE (International Scientific Elite).
- Shadowrun. Fixers sell illegal equipment (including weapons and ammunition) to shadowrunners.
- You can find anything for sale in Sigil, with places like this most common in the Lower Ward and the Hive.
- Dragon Annual #2 mentions the Consortium, a market on the Grey Waste the size of a large city ("without a doubt, the commerce center of the Lower Planes") run by the oldest covey of night hags in existence. They specialize in larvae (damned souls that fiends use in the creation of young fiends) but specialize in larvae products, such as a perfume for temptress fiends called "Evil #7". They also have markets that sell weapons, slaves, and every type of contraband imaginable. The article even mentions a coffee shop in the place that sells Abyssal Brew.
- Rifts has Splynn dimensional market for the obvious one, selling everything from magic to technology to slaves and minions, though the Naruni try and compete on purely the technological front (not that they just sell to evil, they sell to everyone!).
- City of Heroes: As a natural part of Villains being possible player characters, has plenty of stores selling various goods, want to make your radiation gun hit harder? Just buy an enhancement from one of the countless quartermasters and stores all over Rogue Isles!
- Goldeneye Rogue Agent: The Octopus.
- Arguably, these exist in Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines for the Player Character, though some may consider them to be anti-hero mart. These black-market dealers include- in order of severity: a pawn shop owner selling knives and 38. calibre pistols without a license; a bored clerk at a 7-11 offloading firearms to supplement meagre pay; a Chinese ex-military herbalist with several "remedies" that can only be bought with cash; a black-market dealer with more than a few ties to organised crime, working from the back of his truck; finally, there's Mercurio, a Ghoul arms dealer working for Prince Lacroix, capable of finding just about anything for anyone. A borderline case may be found in the form of Pisha the Nagrajara, a flesh-eating immortal lurking in the basement of a condemned hospital, who'll happily hand over some very useful items- provided you can find the occult items she's been searching for.
- The parody website Villain Supply (now Villain Source) is all about this trope. Be sure to read the small print, however.
- Supervillain Supermarket and Deli in Codename: Kids Next Door, pictured above. While a villain-exclusive place, the inventory seems typical of most supermarkets and even has discount cards and coupons.
- HenchCo in Kim Possible. Equipment and minions.
- A gag in Family Guy featured a literal black market, a supermarket stocked with weapons.
- OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes: The main villain, Lord Boxman, owns Box More, a factory that sells evil fighting robots.