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Big Bad Bosses, or just B3, is a comedy pop group started by site members of That One Video Gamer, the singers being Jirard Khalil (The Completionist), Alex Faciane (NationalDex), Satchell Drakes (SatchBags), and Nathan Sharp (NateWantsToBattle), with music composed by Jake Kaufman, the composer for the Shantae series and Shovel Knight. They are a "turn of the millennium" style Boy Band group, but all of them play super villains from popular games. In-universe, the four members are Bowser (Big-Bow, played by Jirard), Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik (Ronik, played by Alex), Ganondorf (G-Cash, played by Satchell), and Sephiroth (Sephy, played by Nate). The band serves as an Affectionate Parody of both late 90's to early 2000's boy band styles, as well as evil video game characters themselves.

Their first album, Power Overwhelming, was released on December 22, 2015. It has a ton of cameos in it. It can be found on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Google Play. Their debut single, "I'm the Boss", was given a music video in 2015. In 2016, they've released their second music video, "Angel". In 2018, they released a third music video, "Egg Man".

I'm The Tropes:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of the Boy Band genre.
  • Anti-Love Song: "Capture You", especially the end.
    • "Angel". The first verse is about Sephy picking up a girl at a club. In the second verse, the girl leaves because of Sephy's use of Meteor, which he expected and even encourages.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Ronik's name.
  • Badass Boast: The whole point of "I'm The Boss" and "Bears and Birds" (though the latter is really only for Grant Kirkhope.)
  • Beard of Evil: Big-Bow and Ronik sport full beards in the music videos, due to each member of the band looking like a fusion of the original character and the actor who voices them here. G-Cash is largely based on his Twilight Princess appearance and keeps his villainous beard.
  • Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Sephy is the Beauty, Ronik is the Brains, and Big-Bow is the Brawn. G-Cash has an equal amount of the three traits.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The Latin chanting in "Angel" translates into an explanation of what's happening while the meteor crashes.
  • Boy Band: The style they're parodying. Though one song is more Broadway than the others. They even refer to it as such.
  • The Cameo: Several game characters from the bands home games and outside are included in the "I'm the Boss" music video.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: The whole band revels in their evil.
  • Colony Drop: Sephy summons Meteor during the "Angel" music video. Taken further when the rest of B3 call in Majora's moon, the Death Egg, and a colossal Banzai Bill.
  • Cooking Show: The "Egg Man" music video is set on a cooking show Ronik is hosting.
  • Dance Sensation: "The Raid".
  • Destructo-Nookie: Exaggerated when Sephy is about to get it on with Elena and summons Meteor in the process.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Grant Kirkhope rants for a good half-minute that he should be in a boy band, before it leads into "Bears and Birds".
  • Eleven O'Clock Number: "Another Villain" is actually this. Near the end of the album, everyone's congratulating themselves (out of character), when one of them suddenly remembers that they need to do the crossover number. This is the last song on the album, excluding the 'radio edit' of "Bears and Birds".
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ronik cuts Big-Bow short for getting gross towards the end of "Racing".
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: "Anger Management" is about a villain who is always destroyed, builds up his empire again, and then it all comes tumbling down every single time. He can't leave this cycle of destruction, so he's forced to watch his kingdom crumble every single time.
  • "I Am" Song: "I'm The Boss", their first single.
    • "Egg Man"
    • "Angel"
    • "Bears and Birds" is this for Grant Kirkhope.
  • "I Am Great!" Song: Again, "I'm The Boss" and "Bears and Birds".
  • In the Hood: In the "Angel" music video, G-Cash, Ronik, and Big-Bow are dressed in hooded robes while singing the song's chorus. At the climax, Dr. Wily, Wesker, Lord Gwyn, Fawful, Porky Minch, Heihachi, M. Bison and King Dedede join in, also sporting hoods.
  • "I Want" Song: "Princess" for the whole band.
    • "Capture You" for Ganondorf.
  • Laughably Evil: The whole band manages to be this.
  • Libation for the Dead: Mentioned in "Minions".
  • List Song: "Egg Man". He just lists off different types of eggs!
  • Mama's Boy: Sephy calls his mother for advice in "Angel" and her support is... questionable.
  • Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number: "Another Villian".
  • Minor Character, Major Song: "Bears and Birds" featuring Grant Kirkhope.
  • Mood-Swinger: "Egg Man" is a bit all over the place. One moment Ronik is singing about cooking eggs, another he's singing about his villainous credentials.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: "Another Villiain" (sic).
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Type 1. G-Cash tilts his head just enough to avoid Link's Sword Beam in the "I'm the Boss" music video.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: "Another Villain" is about how the heroes are no better than the villains in terms of actions and morals.
  • Oh, Crap!: How Alex (out of character) reacts when they realize that they finished recording the album, but still have a ton of guest singers.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: "Angel"'s chorus.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: At the beginning of all the music videos, someone yells out "Big! Bad! Bosses!" to introduce the band.
  • Queer People Are Funny: "Capture You" is Played for Laughs.
  • Scratch Damage: Barett unloads a salvo of ammunition at the meteor in "Angel", only for it to only do one damage. Tifa and Cloud then look at each other, unimpressed.
  • Shout-Out: Why of course.
    • The chorus for "Princess" starts with "Well, excuse me, Princess".
    • The chorus of "Angel" is a dubstep remix of "One-Winged Angel" .
    • "Bears and Birds" has many musical call-backs to Grant Kirkhope's works.
      • The radio edit also features sound effects from Banjo-Kazooie as the censors.
    • In "Egg Man", Ronik mentions that he's been confused for the Walrus and even mentions that's the wrong song.
  • Sidekick Song: The minion's side of "Minions".
  • Silly Love Songs: "Princess".
  • Take That!: In "I'm The Boss", one of Sephy's verses says he has a bone to pick with "all generic demon lords", and throws a sword at a poster of Nelo Angelo.
  • Tattooed Crook: Big-Bow has the Bowser face tattooed on his chest.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Eggs for Ronik as his tune "Egg Man" will tell you.
  • Trap Door: Shows up in Big-Bow's verse of "I'm the Boss". The first one Mario avoids, but falls down the second.
  • Villain Song: Every song counts since the villains are the band.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: "Minions" is sung about how they're expected to be sacrifices so that the villains can reach their goals, though the villains are remorseful over this.
  • Yandere: Towards the end of "Capture You", G-Cash threatens to decimate his love's whole family, "whatever it takes" to get them.