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  • Mazinger Z:
    • The Big Bad: Dr. Hell, although he also has traits of Evil Genius.
    • The Lancer: Baron Ashura.
    • The Evil Genius: Archduke Gorgon. On the surface he would seem The Brute, but in reality he was a manipulative, conniving, scheming, Magnificent Bastard prefered using his intelligence before his -considerable- physical strength- and provided The Big Bad with increasingly powerful weapons.
    • The Brute: Count Brocken. Although he is not so physically powerful like Gorgon, he commanded his own corps and would often rather using strength instead of cunning. He is an ex-Nazi officer, so he definitely liked getting his hands dirty.
    • The Dark Chick: Viscount Pygman. He was not a girl but he definitely stood out and he definitely was considered a freak. His skills, abilities and powers were also very different of his colleagues' ones.
  • Kinnikuman - The seven Devils can be considered a sort of a seven man band, with some roles being doubled up on:
    • Big Bad - Buffaloman
    • The Dragon - Springman
    • Evil Genius - Mr. Khamen/Black Hole
    • The Brute - Mountain
    • Dark Chick - Atlantis/Stecase King (One of Atlantis attacks involves squeezing an opponent's head until blood starts spurting out the top, so I think he qualifies).
  • Also the Six Devil Knights from the next arc of Kinnikuman
  • And last but not least: Super Phoenix's team from the throne arc
  • Lyrical Nanoha Force - The Huckebein Family
    • The Big Bad - Curren (Undisputable leader of the group and apparently their most powerfull member. Also the only member with "Huckebein" as her true last name).
    • The Dragon - Either Cypha (the most dangerous in battle so far) or Fortis (see The Evil Genius below).
    • The Evil Genius - Fortis (Seems to be the "brains" of the group and Curren's second in command of sorts when she's absent. Also have a calmer and more affable attitude than most of his comrades save Curren).
    • The Brute - Either Veyron (along with some shades of Enigmatic Minion) or Deville (who seems to be the most physically stronger member of the team and seems to be sort of a boosted Mighty Glacier in combat).
    • The Dark Chick - Arnage - The most normal one of the bunch, which is saying something.
  • Record of Lodoss War
    • The Big Bad - Emperor Beld (Big sword, big hair, big armor, big horse, BIG horde.)
    • The Dragon - Ashram (Ambitious, but surprisingly loyal to Beld. Worthy Opponent to Parn.)
    • The Evil Genius - Wagnard (Spends most of his time down in the dungeon reading unholy scriptures and summoning ancient demons.)
    • The Brute - Karla (Relies on raw magical force to obliterate her enemies, rather than tome or artifact-derived spells and incantations. Something of a Sixth Ranger Traitor.)
    • The Dark Chick - Pirotess (the Dark Elf. Ashram's evil, devoted, very hot and very strong girlfriend. Like Deedlit, relies on elemental magic and familiars. Also, one of the few evil characters with any defensive abilities...)
    • The Team Pet - Narse (the gigantic demon dragon. So big and grotesque it almost crosses the line into Eldritch Abomination territory.)
  • The Shadow Galactica of Sailor Moon Stars
    • The Big Bad - Chaos to Sailor Galaxia, Sailor Galaxia to the rest.
    • The Dragon - Sailor Galaxia to Chaos, Sailor Heavy Metal Papillion (manga only) to Galaxia.
    • The Evil Genius - Sailor Tin Nyanko and Sailor Lead Crow (share this role.)
    • The Brute - Sailor Iron Mouse (subversion, she's kind of small)
    • The Dark Chick - Sailor Aluminum Siren
    • Those Two Girls - Sailor Lethe and Mnemosyne, Sailor Chi and Phi (both sets manga only)
  • Team Toguro of Yu Yu Hakusho
    • The Big Bad - Sakyo, the owner of Team Toguro, and the mastermind of the Dark Tournament
    • The Dragon - Toguro the Younger, the strongest member of Team Toguro, and the singular biggest threat in the entire Tournament. Fear of him forced Yusuke into the Tournament in the first place
    • The Evil Genius - Karasu, a bomber-demon on par or better then Kurama in the way of smarts. It took a transformation into the Demon Fox to outfox him
    • The Brute - Bui seems like a textbook case: heavy armor, Big Friggin' Axe, and a tendency to not speak. However it turns out that the axe is by no means his best weapon, he is quite the eloquent speaker when he wants, and the armor is actually designed to limit his dangerously strong battle aura
    • The Dark Chick - Toguro the Elder, clearly the most unhinged demon on the team, even moreso then the sadistic Karasu. Nearly immortal and capable of twisting his body into any number of truly grotesque mutations
  • Another example from Bleach comes from the first movie, Memories of Nobody.
    • Big Bad Evil Genius: Ganryu Ryodoji (knowledgeable of the Valley of Screams and how the Blanks work, as well as being the main catalyst for the conflict during the first movie).
    • The Dragon: Riyan (seems to be the most loyal member to Ganryu, on top of having the most comparitively dangerous ability - Missiles).
    • The Brute(s): Bau and Jai (the two largest and physically imposing members).
    • Dark Chick(s): Benin (sole female member) and Mue (most effeminate male).
  • Another Bleach example includes the Fullbringers, minus Chad and Orihime.
  • Daemon's Army from Digimon V-Tamer 01 before Neo arrives
    • Big Bad: Daemon himself, a Social Darwinist who wishes to slaughter all those weaker than himself
    • The Dragon: Etemonkey, who coordinates the Tag Guardians in their attemps to stop Taichi
    • The Evil Genius: Lord Vamde, who uses his illusions to trick Taichi and Zero and plans to turn them against each other
    • The Brute: Lord Tricera. whose plans to kill Taichi and Zero amount to fighting them head on
    • Dark Chick: Lord Marine, a Fragile Speedster who is defeated rather quickly once Zero manages to get him to sit still
  • And later
    • Big Bad: Daemon, then Neo or so he thinks
    • The Dragon: Neo Saiba and Arkadimon, then Hideto
    • The Evil Genius: Sigma and Piemon, who coded their own pocket dimension
    • The Brute: Hideto Fujimoto and Omegamon, whose strategy is limited to spamming the Infinite Jogress and attacking Zeromaru
    • Dark Chick: Mari Goutokuji and Rosemon, who uses an act as a ditz to confuse Taichi
  • Myotismon and his minions from Digimon Adventure
    • Big Bad: Myotismon/Vamdemon (nuff said)
    • The Dragon and Dark Chick: Gatomon/Tailmon (his top-cat Until her Heel Face Turn, that is)
    • Evil Genius: Demidevimon/Picodevimon (manipulative little rookie digimon who bends over to please his master)
    • The Brute: Phantomon (Leader of the Bakemon Corps, along with a Snimon and Tuskmon, also one of Myotismon's well respected minions)
    • Note that after Gatomon's Heel Face Turn either Demidevimon or Phantomon could be said to fill the Dragon role.
  • Main Villains from Digimon Adventure 02
    • Big Bad: Malo Myotismon (who came back from the dead and manipulated everyone)
    • The Dragon: Yukio Oikawa (who was thought to be the Big Bad, but it's later revealed that Myotismon used him as a puppet)
    • Evil Genius: Digimon Emperor/Ken Ichijouji (who only was a Digidestined manipulated to being evil, and joined the good guys once the manipulation was over.)
    • The Brute: Mummymon (he's only used for fighting)
    • Dark Chick: Arukenimon (Oikawa's main henchmon)
    • Sixth Ranger: Black War Greymon (Arukenimon's strongest Control Spire digimon, but was one with a heart and seeked out for answers)
  • The Ginyu force in Dragonball Z
    • Big Bad - Captain Ginyu (while he himself is subordinate to Freeza, who isn't part of the Ginyu force)
    • The Dragon: Jeice, Ginyu's second in command.
    • The Evil Genius: Burter, being as big and muscely as Recoome, but focuses on speed rather than brute strength. He's also the one coming up with all the tactics when he and Jeice fights Goku.
    • The Brute: Recoome, the big ruthless bruiser.
    • Dark Chick: Guldo, the little guy who earns a place among the big boys thanks to his mind powers.
  • The Seiryuu Seishi from Fushigi Yuugi
    • The Big Bad - Nakago (genocide survivor, sexual abuse survivor)
    • The Dragon - Suboshi (psychotically jealous physical fighter)
    • The Evil Genius - Tomo (gay illusionist)
    • The Brute - Ashitare (semi-intelligent wolfman)
    • The Dark Chick - Soi (ex-prostitute, lightning and sex magic)
    • Miboshi an evil buddhist monk and demon summoner didn't get much screen time but was probably a second Evil Genius. Amiboshi is technically a team member but he first spies on then defects to the good guys - his power is musical human puppetry.
  • Millennium from Hellsing
  • Star Driver: The Division Heads of The Order of the Glittering Star
    • The Big Bad: Reiji Miyabi/Head (Head of Vanishing Age and in control of most of the Order's Star Drivers. Despite the fact that there is no official leader, he's the closest thing they have.)
    • The Dragon: Keito Nichi/Ivrogne (Head of Bouganville, and easily the most level-headed, competent, and down-to-Earth member of the group.)
    • The Evil Genius: Midori Okamoto/Professor Green (Head of the Science Guild, which is responsible for all of the research done for the Project.)
    • The Dark Chick: Kanako Watanabe/The President (Head of the Adult Bank, which is responsible for funding the Project.)
    • The Brute/Tagalong Kids: Benio Shinada/Scarlet Kiss (Head of Filament, which serves as the Order's muscle.)
    • Sixth Ranger/The Mole: Marino You/Manticore (Filled in for Head while he was away and is only in the Order to lead them away from her sister, the West Maiden.)
  • Medusa and her followers in Soul Eater
  • Then Arachne's
    • The Big Bad-Arachne
    • The Dragon-Mosquito
    • The Evil Geinus-Giriko
    • The Brute-Mifune
    • The Dark Chick-Angela Leon
    • Sixth Ranger traitor-Noah (Greed),Asura in the anime
  • Noah's/Tables of Content's Group
    • The Big Bad-Noah(Greed)/Tables of Contents
    • The Dragon-Gopher
    • The Brute-Giriko,later Noah (Wrath)
    • The Evil Genius-Justin Law
    • The Dark Chick-The Clown
  • Then Asura's
    • The Big Bad/Bigger Bad-Asura
    • The Dragon-Justin Law
    • The Brute-The Clown & White rabbit
    • The Evil Geinus-Moonlight
    • The Dark Chick-Kaguya
  • The Sinclair owners from Rave Master
    • The Big Bad - Lucia, runs everything, a bit of a Dark Chick too. Recognizable by his own unique brand of insanity.
    • The Evil Genius - Hardener, he's got a strange past that leads to him easily out-crazying the rest of the Sinclair owners. His final evil plan is rather spectacular
    • The Brute - Ogre, a bit of a Genius Bruiser though.
    • The Dark Chick - Doryu, a Demon King, he was good until persecution and Sinclair convinced him to abandon the light.
    • The Dragon - Ashura. Another Demon King, he doesn't really fit in any of the other spots.
  • Does the Band of Seven from Inuyasha count? Sure there's more than five members, but two of them die before we ever see the group together, leaving it at...
    • The Bigger Bad: Naraku. He revived the Band of Seven to occupy Inuyasha while he purges his human side and gains power at Mount Hakurei.
    • The Big Bad: Bankotsu. He's the leader of the group, fills in for the main villain while he's incapacitated, and is the hero's main rival throughout the season.
    • The Dragon: Jakotsu. The most loyal of the group to Banktosu, the second-best fighter, and the only one he counts on.
    • The Brute: Ginkotsu. Giant cyborg, barely speaks, fanatically loyal, relies on brute force to win.
    • The Evil Genius: Renkotsu. Team Mad Scientist and strategist, reliant on technology.
    • The Dark Chick: Suikotsu. Has a split personality and is thus very unreliable.
    • The two deceased members were: an extra The Brute (Kyokotsu, the Giant) and another Evil Genius (Muukotsu, the Poison Master).
  • You could probably make a case for The Big Five during the filler arcs in Yu-Gi-Oh!, based on their positions in the company, their Deck Masters, and how they play.
    • The Big Bad: Gansley. Former Senior Vice-President at Kaiba Corp, duels against the show's Hero (who is admittedly more of The Lancer in this arc), and is definitely in charge of the five of them (although outranked by Noah and Gozaburo Kaiba).
    • The Dragon: Lector. The best duelist out the five, holding all their best cards, and former assistant to Kaiba. He duels against Kaiba, who is very much The Hero of the arc, and comes extremely close to winning. During the team duel against Yugi and Joey he shows an affinity for actual Dragon cards.
    • The Brute: Johnson. Uses Judge Man (a huge monster wielding a hammer) as his Deck Master, and demonstrates very little subtlety in his duel against Joey (his Deck Master ability destroys every card on the field, and boy does he ever abuse it). Also, if you think about it, as the company's chief lawyer, he was always the first one into corporate fights on the company's behalf.
    • The Evil Genius: Nesbitt, though he overlaps with The Brute, being obsessed with war. A tech expert, weapons specialist and robotic fanatic.
    • The Dark Chick: Crump, though he overlaps with Evil Genius, being a math wiz. Easily the weakest and most ridiculous of the group, considering he uses a penguin deck. He's also the most sympathetic of the five - while the other four were corrupt executives looking for power, Crump was a neglected kid who just wanted to build a penguin theme park.
  • We also have Dartz and his group.
    • The Big Bad: Dartz, naturally. The leader of the group.
    • The Dragon: Rafael, Dartz's top henchman who duels The Hero and beats him.
    • The Evil Genius: Alister, uses a machine deck and likes to disguise himself. Also apparently knows how to fly a plane.
    • The Brute: Valon, uses an armor deck where he wears his monsters like an exo-suit and attacks the opponent himself with them. His own shown duel is very brutal and violent.
    • The Dark Chick: Mai, who did a Face Heel Turn. It is implied that while the other three joined Dartz willingly, Mai was brainwashed from the start.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Sartorius forms his band by brainwashing members of Jaden's Five-Man Band. All of them but Ojin were Jaden's friends before their Face Heel Turn.
    • The Big Bad: Sartorius, or rather the Eldritch Abomination controlling him.
    • The Dragon: Chazz. Sartorius' first conversion and the strongest of Jaden's friends.
    • The Brute: Ojin. His entire deck theme is meant to kill the opponent in one turn.
    • The Evil Genius: Bastion. The strategic, analytical duelist, though he doesn't get a chance to show it under Sartorius' leadership.
    • The Dark Chick: Alexis. Even when brainwashed she retains loyalty to her former dorm and duels to defend the honor of its members.
    • The Sixth Ranger Traitor: Aster. Sartorius is his manager and he's loyal to him until he realizes he's controlled by the aforementioned Eldritch Abomination.
  • Then in Season 3 of GX, we have Yubel and her/his/its minions.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's gives us the Dark Signers.
    • The Big Bad: Roman. Leader of the group, founding member, last to be beaten.
    • The Dragon: Kalin. First of the group to be fought, Yusei's childhood friend, almost beats him.
    • The Dark Chick: Misty. Becomes a Dark Signer under sympathetic circumstances, is redeemed before losing.
    • The Evil Genius: Carly, though she overlaps with Dark Chick too. Is redeemed before her death, manipulates Jack's inner feelings and desires to try and provoke a Face Heel Turn.
    • The Brute: Devack. Uses an Ape deck, imprisoned Luna's Signer Dragon. When he's defeated he's replaced by Grieger, who duels more strategically but is just as brutal and powerful. The two of them are also physically large.
    • The Sixth Ranger Traitor: Rex. Duels Roman and loses on purpose to become a Dark Signer as part of his plan to turn himself into a Yin-Yang Bomb and Take a Third Option.
  • And Yliaster from the same.
    • Big Bad: Z-ONE. The mastermind with powers on par with a god, he will stop at nothing to prevent the Bad Future he comes from ever coming to pass, even if that means killing millions of people. His deck is based on the glory of angels and God and he is the last to be defeated.
    • The Dragon: Aporia. Z-ONE's most fanatical follower because he was the one most broken by the Bad Future, he is the first to be sent out against the heroes (though they don't know it at first) and is given cards to specifically counter their edge. After an encounter with Rua convinces him there must be a third option, he pulls a Heel Face Turn and Z-ONE kills him. He is the third-to-last to be beaten by the heroes and second-to-last to go down permanently.
    • The Evil Genius: Antinomy, the group's chief manipulator who has all the best gadgets and uses a high-tech deck. Unlike most Evil Geniuses (who are usually the most-irredeemable of the Five-Bad Band next to the Big Bad), he's not really a bad guy, and ends up Becoming the Mask and giving Yusei tacit hints on defeating Z-ONE. He is third-to-last to be defeated.
    • The Brute: Paradox. Probably the most powerful next to Z-ONE (given that he can control time), he's the first to go down, his deck focuses on bringing out big, bad monsters as quick as possible, and his solution for averting the Bad Future involves lots of people dying and Stuff Blowing Up.
    • The Dark Chick: Sherry Leblanc. She stands out in that she is the only female, joined the group much later than the others (or would that be earlier?), and is unsure about Z-ONE's goal, having been coerced into helping. She uses a flower deck and is the second to go down.
  • While their efforts are generally unconjoined and seperate from each other, the employees of Easters innerwards workings can be seen like this until Nikaidou, of all people, makes a heel - face within episode 23.
    • Big Bad: Kazumu, until Gozen's existence is revealed within episode 22, although Kazumu still displays more traits of the trope (Aside from the fact that Gozen, for most of the series, never shows any portion of his body (Or his real voice.) towards any - one.) and commands the other operatives and the fact that he's (Albeit probably unintentionally.) partially responsible for Gozen's current condition any - way.
    • The Dragon: Kazumu towards Gozen, and perhaps Nikaidou towards Kazumu him - self (While not particularly loyal towards Kazumu, he seems the one most focused upon his "job", and is probably the most apparently "dedicated" towards it. (Ironically, he is the first to heel - face.) He also has a personal vendetta towards all of the Guardians, and, within fact, every being possible with a Heart's Egg: Jealousy due towards the loss of his own as a child, soon before it was about to hatch.)
    • The Evil Genius: While not exactly a genius, Nikaidou probably at first fits this role, at least more than the other workers: He devises each plan of his own to capture the Embryo, including, rather than capturing the original Embryo, simply making a new one instead. Still has evil methods, though. He can also build fully operational combat robots, as well as the machinery he uses occassionally for his plans, some - thing which stems from his child - hood dreams to be a robotics programmer. Later upon, Yukari probably takes more of this role, due towards her finding new ways and researching more technologies in order to amplify the corruption powers of Utau's voice. And the fact that Yuu just heel - faced.
    • The Dark Chick / The Brute: Utau, who shares the chickish trait of being captured prisoner... Only towards Easter's whims, not the Guardians. This is because the sole reason she works for them is due towards probably - violent threats towards her mother and, more importantly, Ikuto. And when she does find the Embryo, the only reason she'll take it is the desire towards wishing towards her and Ikuto's freedom. She's also the greatest offensive power the corporation have, which confirms her for the latter role, although she usually doesn't take pleasure for it, thus halting her from Brute position. Ikuto would also count, seeing that his Black Lynx Character Transformation form is probably upon par with Utau's Lunatic Charm Character Transformation (Although Dark Jewel may be another story, despite the time limit.) and that he is within partly the same situation, only with threats towards Utau and his mother (The same one as Ikuto's.) instead, but seeing as he's less likely to obey the smaller details of his orders and presented as far less helpless than Utau...
    • Friendly Enemy / Token Good Teammate / Enigmatic Minion: Ikuto, towards the point of being a main love interest. He screws around with the workers' (Especially Kazumu's.) plans and helps Amu and the other Guardians whenever he can afford towards, and constantly acts at least uncommunicatively towards any of the employee's aside from Utau, his sister. Hell, Yuu even spies on him at times to be safe. Also becomes somewhat of a Brute when he gets Brainwashed and Crazy later upon.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5
    • Big Bad: Director, he's the boss
    • The Dragon: Anacondy, loyally serves the Director
    • Co-Dragons: Isohgin, Yadokhan, the best hunters of Eternal
    • Evil Genius: Mucardia for making creative plans and even hiding his human form from the Cures, and Bunbee for learning from previous experiences
    • The Brute: Scorp, Nebatakos, they were more of muscle
    • Dark Chick: Shibiretta, frail old witch, he plans involve sending the Cures to a fairy tale book
  • Heartcatch Precure
    • Bigger Bad: Dune, the true leader
    • Big Bad: Professor Sabaku, lead the Desert Apostles for Dune
    • The Dragon: Dark Pretty Cure, Sabaku's top warrior and 'daughter'
    • Evil Genius: Cobraja, had plans such as take advantage of the end of summer on the depressed children
    • The Brute: Kumojaki, seeked a worthy fight
    • Dark Chick: Sasorina, the only female of the three managers
  • Suite Precure
    • Bigger Bad: Noise, until was free from stone
    • Big Bad: Mephisto, until he was free from being brainwashing and Noise took over
    • The Dragon: Siren, when she quit she was replaced by... each of the Trio the Minor!
    • The Brute: Bassdrum, the biggest of the three, took The Dragon role the most after Siren
    • Evil Genius: Baritone, when he was The Dragon, he's plans were thought out
    • Dark Chick: Falsetto, he was just a Buttmonkey during Mephisto's rein, but he took his place when Noise showed up
  • Smile Precure
    • Big Bad: Pierrot, the bad guy his minions are trying to revive
    • The Dragon: Joker, the boss while Pierrot is sealed
    • The Evil Genius: Majorina, despite being the only female, she's always making plans with magical devices she makes
    • The Brute: Akaoni, the biggest and strongest of the three
    • Dark Chick: Wolfurun, despite being a wolf-man, he design like a bishonen
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