Board 8 > Best of the Trope Season 2: Day 25 - Quirky Miniboss Squad

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GavsEvans123
01/10/19 3:10:05 PM
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Hello everyone, and welcome back to Best of the Trope!

Here are the rules. Each day, I will post a trope from TV Tropes, and each poster can name up to three examples of that trope. Whichever nomination gets the most mentions wins! Posters may also name as many Honourable Mentions as they like, but they are purely optional and will not count towards the running score. You may look at the TV Tropes page for that day's trope for examples, but you do not have to pick all your examples from the page. You can nominate whatever examples you like, as long as they qualify for the trope. Each trope will last around 24 hours before the next one goes up.

Posters may also nominate any tropes they wish to see come up during the series. This is optional, and you don't have to do it every day, or at all. Just bear in mind that I may close trope nominations temporarily if the list gets too long. Tropes will be randomly selected from the list each day, except for some occasions where I will pick a thematically appropriate trope that may or may not be on the list.

Here's the list of previous tropes, so if you wish to nominate some tropes, check on here that it wasn't previously done in Season 1. http://board8.wikia.com/wiki/Best_of_the_Trope

Trope list:
They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character
The Ophelia
The Drifter
Cool Pet
Reality Warper
Evil Chancellor
Corrupt Church
Pet the Dog
Those Two Bad Guys
Fighting Clown
Trap Master

Without further ado, let's get started!
GavsEvans123
01/10/19 3:15:37 PM
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Yesterday's trope, Even Evil Has Standards, was a three way tie between Tipping (Reservoir Dogs), Joker realizes Red Skull is a Nazi (Batman and Captain America), and Shelly DeKiller (Ace Attorney), who got 2 votes each.

Previous Winners:
Continuity Reboot - Batman Begins / Tomb Raider (2013)
Opposing Sports Team - Monstars (Space Jam) / Globo Gym Purple Cobras (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) / Luca Goers (Final Fantasy X)
Calling Your Attacks - Falcon Punch (Super Smash Bros.)
Arc Words - You have failed this city! (Arrow) / Bad Wolf (Doctor Who)
The Gunslinger - Roland Deschain (The Dark Tower)
Interface Screw - Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy (Yoshi's Island)
Cold Sniper - Widowmaker (Overwatch)
Signature Move - Falcon Punch (Super Smash Bros.)
Badass Santa - Santa Christ (Nostalgia Critic)
How the Character Stole Christmas - How the King Stole Christmas (Brawl in the Family)
An Ass-Kicking Christmas - Die Hard
Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain - Wile E. Coyote (Looney Tunes)
Walking Spoiler - Frank Fontaine (Bioshock) / Delta (Zero Time Dilemma)
Evil Brit - V.M. Varga (Fargo)
Jack-of-All-Stats - Mario (Super Smash Bros. / Mario Kart)
Karmic Death - Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Nice Hat - Professor Layton / Hat Kid (A Hat in Time) / Indiana Jones / Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Cool Mask - Meta Knight (Kirby)
Laughably Evil - Hades (Hercules) / Damien Dharke (Arrowverse)
Badass Cape - Batman / Meta Knight (Kirby) / Doctor Strange
Fictional Video Game - Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne (Community) / Sugar Rush (Wreck-It Ralph) / eXistenZ / Wild Side (Kid Chameleon)
Earn Your Happy Ending - The Shawshank Redemption

Today's trope is Quirky Miniboss Squad. Here is the link: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/QuirkyMinibossSquad

An ensemble of Elite Mooks more developed than faceless mooks. Occasionally The Dragon or other major villain is part of The Team, and will be the official or unofficial leader. The competency of this group varies wildly.

This group is typified by an overarching design theme, but also an individual quirky personality to each which may seem oddly familiar. They might act funnier than The Dragon. They mainly provide a distraction to the heroes until the real plot kicks in. The Big Bad has little qualms with killing them off if they fail consistently, possibly because their jobs often entail a bare minimum of intelligence needed. Some groups are filled with backbiting and betrayal, with the occasional Minionshipping. Occasionally, one or two of the bunch will have a change of heart, and do a HeelFace Turn. That person is almost always a loner to the rest of the group anyway, especially if they become the Sixth Ranger.

If the heroes defeat their Dragon and their Big Bad, some or all of them may survive. They usually don't stick around in-show after that, but if they do, they may become the Terrible Trio or a bunch of Sixth Rangers.


TL,DR: A team of minions more elite than most of the others, who each have their own abilities and often some kind of unifying theme.

Nominations:
Ginyu Force (Dragonball Z)
Foxhound (Metal Gear Solid)
Freaky Monkey Five (Ape Escape)
Johnbobb
01/10/19 3:20:36 PM
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Immediate thought is

Elite Four (every Pokemon game)
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Khal Kirby, warlord of the Super Star Khalasar
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Johnbobb
01/10/19 3:25:52 PM
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Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (X-Men)
League of Evil Exes (Scott Pilgrim)

HM:
The Big Five (Yu-Gi-Oh! Virtual World arc)
Azula, Mai and Ty Lee (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
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Khal Kirby, warlord of the Super Star Khalasar
PSN/Steam: CheddarBBQ https://goo.gl/Diw2hs
Underleveled
01/10/19 3:40:42 PM
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League of Evil Exes
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darkx
Score: There goes bracket
Underleveled
01/10/19 3:43:07 PM
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The Three Mage Sisters (Kirby Star Allies)
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darkx
Score: There goes bracket
Snake5555555555
01/10/19 3:59:38 PM
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Foxhound (Metal Gear Solid)
Dead Cell (Metal Gear Solid 2)
Cobra Unit (Metal Gear Solid 3)
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Shonen_Bat
01/10/19 4:02:08 PM
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League of Evil Exes
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Hello again.
Gatarix
01/10/19 4:26:51 PM
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Turks (Final Fantasy VII)
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You put your RESOLVE HAT back on, which conveniently is the same hat as your NORMAL HAT.
{Drakeryn}
5tarscream
01/11/19 2:35:19 AM
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Turks
Forsaken (Wheel of Time)
Death Eaters (Harry Potter)
GavsEvans123
01/11/19 3:00:21 AM
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Rankings so far:
League of Evil Exes (Scott Pilgrim) - 3 votes
Foxhound (Metal Gear Solid) - 2 votes
Ginyu Force (Dragonball Z)
Freaky Monkey Five (Ape Escape)
Elite Four (every Pokemon game)
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (X-Men)
The Three Mage Sisters (Kirby Star Allies)
Dead Cell (Metal Gear Solid 2)
Cobra Unit (Metal Gear Solid 3)
Turks (Final Fantasy VII)
Forsaken (Wheel of Time)
Death Eaters (Harry Potter)
Nanis23
01/11/19 3:30:01 AM
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Axem Rangers
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wololo
hylianknight3
01/11/19 5:01:44 AM
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Theyre the coolest of the cool...

The Koopa Bros. (Paper Mario)
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Kampfmaschine Advokaiser punched my lights out in the 2018 Guru.
My bracket was soft... just like my heart!
hylianknight3
01/11/19 5:01:58 AM
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The Bonne Family (Mega Man Legends)
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Kampfmaschine Advokaiser punched my lights out in the 2018 Guru.
My bracket was soft... just like my heart!
Raka_Putra
01/11/19 7:02:06 AM
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Shonen_Bat posted...
League of Evil Exes

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Hardcore_Adult
01/11/19 1:10:21 PM
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House, Pockets and Snowman (Def Jam Vendetta)
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I'll get back up for good this time and I ain't comin' down...
Cavedweller2000
01/11/19 6:45:34 PM
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Snake5555555555 posted...
Foxhound (Metal Gear Solid)
Dead Cell (Metal Gear Solid 2)
Cobra Unit (Metal Gear Solid 3)

Came in to say this
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Well done to Advokaiser for finishing 104 places above me in the 2018 CBX Guru Contest!
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