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NOTHING WILL PROTECT YOU FROM ME! NOT MEN! NOT WEAPONS! NOT ARMOR!!!
~ Alex Mercer to Ian Taggart.

The One-Man Army is the direct opposite of Non-Action, Weakling, Coward, and Incompetent. These are villains powerful enough to take on and either defeat or seriously threaten large groups of enemies WITHOUT the aid of minions, henchmen, or war-machines. They are similar to Rogues.

To qualify for this category, a villain must have been shown defeating a great 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 usually four or more.

Some villains do have large armies or followings, but are still valid for this category, provided they have been shown as powerful enough to fight against multiple opponents at once without much problem; this is a very common trait of supervillains, cosmic entities, and action movie villains.

NOTE: Despite what the title says, villainesses can also apply to this category.

Best Examples

  • Pure Strength: Most common sub-division of this archetype. The villain uses primarily muscle to defeat multiple opponents. These villains usually go hand-in-hand with the ability of pain resistance (but not all do). The Juggernaut, Bowser and Tai Lung embody this sub-type.
  • Superhuman Qualities: Similar to pure strength, as most have superhuman strength; however, they can use other powers and do not per se need strength. They may use magic, telekinesis, energy manipulation, and anything else to fight their foes. Frieza, Darkrai and Alex Mercer are good examples of this.
  • Strategy: Perhaps the least seen of this archetype. They don't have superhuman properties (albeit having above average properties), but rather 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 for the villain). Villains like Lord Recluse, Koba or The Joker from The Dark Knight are the preferred models of these types of villains.