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Subj: I think 13 is a bit too large...trying to find teams who at least can get some type of alignment...
Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 at 03:46:07 pm CDT (Viewed 294 times)
Reply Subj: What would your true Cabal of Villains look like?
Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 at 01:37:08 pm CDT (Viewed 326 times)

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Similar to the classic Legion of Doom and Masters of Evil and Acts of Vengeance and more recent Cabal stories.

Make two seperate lists of 13 master villains from each universe (Marvel and DC) and what master villain-like assets they bring to the table that would enable them to conquer the heroes and the world. Try to be a little diverse - meaning not having 7 X-Men villains and the 6 Avengers villains. Throw in a odd uncommon master villain. These are usually the masterminds behind major storylines and not used to answering to anyone else.

Then make ONE list of 13 master villains from all genres and universes (including DC and Marvel) and again what they bring to the table to conquer the world.

They dont have to be able to get along or even have matching agendas or motivations - just the desire to win and deal with each other afterwards.

Also who would be the defacto leader of each group you post.

No one higher than Teambuster.

Sound fun?

Marvel's Acts of Vengeance did a pretty darned good job of it honestly, but...

Seth, god of Death brings together the following
Resurrected by Seth:

Seth brings back two dead characters, one who died honorably but who was a villain, and Hulk Villain Trauma, but both are under his control (much as Red Norvel was when brought back...I considered Norvel as a lackey, but)...these guys are brute force lackeys mostly bodyguards to Seth, though Seth is the most powerful of all the guys here

I picked the rest because I think they can mostly reconcile their motivations (no Red Skull and Magneto on a team, for instance). Also, all are intelligent and should command at least some measure of respect from the others.

Count Nefaria-all around powerful, and an aristocrat who wants his
own way
Dr. Doom
the Leader
Amora the Enchantress- joins because Skurge is brought back
Sebastian Shaw

Note: I thought about including Kro, because he won't show up in anyones list...I also considered Lord Tantalus, but I figure this is a good mix of different powersets, and their motivations are reconcilable enough. I also thought about Jomungund, the Midgard Serpent, but with him being resurrected by Seth, I thought it might be too much...

President Lex Luthor - yeah, that version
He coordinates with others based on their desire to strike at heroes that have previously defeated them for the most part

Maxwell Lord: Luthor's right hand

Hugo Strange: an advisor to Luthor
General Eiling - muscle, and bring him in line with is commander
in chief
Deathstroke- because
Massacre: I really liked him as a Superman villain, and since he
never really got over the grudge, I think he could be pursuaded
to work with this team, if only for a time...provided he's alive
Devastation: capable and intelligent, and a good match for Wonder
Woman, an excellent member of the team
Kestrel, because I always liked him, and he was the pinnacle
Hawk and Dove villain in the Kessel run
Asmodel: I liked his first arc vs. the Justice League
Malefic:intense hatred for Jonn and great powerset
Sinestro: hatred for the GLs makes him amenable to working with Luthor
Cobalt Blue: intense hatred for Flash, brings an interesting powerset
to the table

Group 3:
The question is, do I want to go 'cool', powerful, work together, or what...

Hordak: because Masters of the Universe is my favorite property...
I have to have either Skeletor or Hordak...
Megatron (Beast Wars). I like the other Megatron better, but think
the Beast Wars version is more likely to work with organics, and
I wanted to have someone from Transformers involved
Sho Nuff: small time compared to others, but among my favorite
villains in any genre, so I included him. He's a great
street level to meta threat, with top flight fighting skill
Ctchutchik: Grolim High Priest from the Belgariad, powerful wizard
who gave Belgarath the best fight (better than Belzedar IMO)
Bianca: old and powerful Red Court Vampire from the Dresden books
Darth Vader: Duh
Khan: Star Trek
Mumm Ra: It was either him or Mon Starr

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