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Is there an example of a Brute who's also the Big Bad?
So what would we call it if a villain has the personality and the role, but lacks the rank of the brute? Seems to me that it still fits the archetype, but the description takes issue with that.
Just wondering: is it possible for a brute to be an evil cute bruiser? As in, the muscle of the villains team, but also the skinniest and shortest? Or must they always be huge muscleheads?
Yes, I think that's possible. The main page says it has more to do with rank than personality, but I think I remember reading a fanfiction where one of the characters was this trope in personality and rank, since she was treated like crap by the rest of her Nakama. She also doubled up as The Dark Chick. Of course, she ends up making a Heel–Face Turn because of this.
I have an OC who looks wise should be The Brute but personality wise he is actually the Big Bad as he is in fact the true villain not to mention the evil Team Dad. My Brute is tall, skinny and almost flat chested yet she can smash a table with ease due to being undead and she is a Dumb Blonde. I also think because of her strength, tomboysih nature and stupidity, she deserves to be The Brute and I don't want to double her with The Dark Chick, she is way too tomboyish for that.
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How well does it match the trope?