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They can vary quite significantly, and is chiefly defined by looking or acting wildly different from the other members, adding color to the group. It's this member that stands out for one reason or another, and may be considered the "freak" or loose cannon of the group, particularly by her own members. Even though they can be eaither gender they are often female. They are often completly oblivious to the idea of right or wrong and are the most likely to reform.
If in an optimistic setting, she will be the one most likely to be redeemed and not die horrifically (and probably hook up with The Hero or The Number 2). If not, then she becomes a Yandere for The Hero if she holds any type of romantic interest towards him at all.
Simply put, the Evil Counterpart to The Load. Just as the heroic Load represents diversity and an emphasis on emotion, so, too, does the The Weird Minion. He/she (the gender ratio is fairly evenly split, literally at least in post-1970s works) is the member of the villainous ensemble that adds a certain indescribable quality. How it does this can vary. For example, if this member is woman in a male dominated organization, she'll also base a lot of her actions and dialogue on how she is breaking gender stereotypes.
This member is often defined based on the opposite of the rest of the group.
If the other members are deadly serious, this is the member that constantly jokes around and pokes fun at the other members, much to their irritation. If all the members of the group are in it for the money or power, this is the person that's just in it for the hell of it. It's fairly frequent that the other members of the organization either don't take this member seriously and/or even actively hate them, but put up with them because they get results or are needed for some facet of the plan. More often than not in a fighting series, they are commonly the weakest or at second weakest compared to The Brute.
However, also as frequent is for this member to be defined by their tactics. If the other members revolve their plans around stealth infiltration to get things done, this is the member whose plan involves a 'distraction' - often involving them and a small explosive device. If the organization involves manipulating people through blackmail, then this is the member that seduces people to further the plans. Also common is for this member to factor emotion into their tactics moreso than the other members. Instead of setting up a plan based on the logical actions and reactions of the parties involved, they instead set up emotional strife that has little to do with their roles but sets up their actions.
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They are sometimes very funny
While they can be eaither gender they are often female
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