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I can't compete with you physically, and you're no match for my brains.
~ Vizzini

The kind of villain who has little to no significant fighting skills and relies on henchmen (or sometimes bosses) to do the dirty work. However, this does not make them any less dangerous. Instead of action, they may rely on deception or manipulation to achieve their goals, sacrificing brawn for brains. As a result, many non-action villains are often Masterminds.

They may have reasons for this, such as being imprisoned, confined to a wheelchair, being physically disabled, weak, cowardly, or simply too lazy to bother trying to fight. Some villains, such as Robbie Rotten, try to influence others to be lazy; this kind of villainy is associated with the Deadly Sin of Sloth.

While these villains are the opposite of fighters, if they are for example beings that can possess other people, and fights while possessing someone, or if they don't physically fight (such as fighting from a robot or using a gun), or if some versions of the character can fight whilst others can't, they can still be both.