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Army...? Silly boys... I need no army!
~ Kareleinne-08 to Omega and Xero.
One-Man Armies are direct opposites of Non-Actions, Weaklings, Cowards and Incompetents. These are villains powerful enough to take on and defeat or seriously threaten large groups of enemies WITHOUT aid. They are similar to and sometimes the same as Rogues.

To qualify for this category a villain must be shown defeating many opponents in a small scale of time without relying on aid from anyone other than themselves. The required number of foes to defeat in order to qualify is four or higher.

Some villains do have large armies or followings but are still valid provided they are shown to be powerful enough and capable of fight against multiple opponents at once without much difficulty; this is a very common trait of individuals such as Supervillains, Cosmic Entities and Action Movie Villains.

NOTE: Despite the title, Villainesses can also apply to this category.

Best Examples

  • Pure Strength: Most common sub-division of this archetype. The villain primarily uses muscle to defeat opponents. They usually go hand-in-hand with the ability of pain resistance (but not all do). Juggernaut, Bowser and Tai Lung embody this.
  • Superhuman Qualities: Similar to pure strength as most have superhuman strength; however, they can use other powers and do not need strength per se. They may use Elemental abilities to fight their foes. Frieza, Darkrai and Alex Mercer are good examples.
  • Strategy: Perhaps the least seen of this archetype. They don't have superhuman properties (albeit above average properties) but make up for it by being able to completely plan a battle ahead of time (such as using explosives at certain points of a fight that can turn the tide of battle in the villain's favor). Lord Recluse, Koba and Joker are the preferred models of these types of villains.

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