Posts : 1252
Join date : 2009-09-15
Age : 27
Location : Somewhere in the United States
Name: Invader Zim
|Subject: Who is the Quirky Minion Squad? Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:33 am|| |
An ensemble of Elite Goons more developed than faceless goons but not as developed as the Group they work for. Occasionally The Commander or other major villain is actually part of the team, and will be the official or unofficial leader. The actual competency of this group varies widely.
This group is typified by an overarching design theme, but also an individual quirky personality to each which may seem oddly familiar. They are allowed to act funnier than The Commander. They mainly provide a distraction to the heroes until the real plot kicks in. Mr. 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 Reform. That person is almost always a loner to the rest of the group anyway, especially if they become the New Guy. Sometimes they're a A trio made up of a domineering character and two henchmen. The two henchmen usually look physically different (one short and fat, the other tall and skinny/buff) in addition to having different skills, often Brains and Brawn or an unreasonable facsimile; the position of boss may be gained simply by assertiveness. Their boss is usually convinced they're master criminals, even though the two subordinate characters usually fit the bill for Stupid Crooks. They are never real Big Bads, and the whole group tends to be played for comedy in the long run. They may have no dark motivations other than fortune or fame, and it's easy to sympathize with them through their repeated defeats. They usually have a certain degree of Protection.
Sometimes, there's a higher-up that the team's boss is accountable to. That higher-up is usually closer to Mr. Big Bad, and considers the team, boss and all, to be ineffective at best. In many recent Catroons, the boss is usually more attractive and the opposite gender of the lackeys. However they always keep popping up, requiring the Hero to fight them multiple times through the story. They quickly devolve from being actual threats to pesky nuisances, something the Group may comment on.
Posts : 680
Join date : 2009-09-15
Location : midhudson vally
specices: sea sponge