Best Villain Group Tournament Semifinals


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In this round in this thread we will have 4 villain groups , which means 2 fights.

Vote in the poll, share your thoughts and state who you voted for.
Vote for each round, the winners of each fight will advance.


The Empire from Star wars
"The Empire was a fascist Galactic government which was ruled by the Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine who was in fact a Sith Lord. They replaced the Galactic republic at the end of The galaxy wide Clone wars and bringing in a new era of fear and oppression and dictatorship. They were also responsible for carrying out the "great Jedi Purge". They systematically conquered and oppressed the galaxy for two decades even invading worlds and civilisations which they had defended during the Clone wars. During their reign of terror The Empire developed a super weapon called the Death Star which was a battle station the size of small moon which had the power to vaporize entire planets to space debris.
Ultimately the Empire was brought down During a galactic Civil war in which many factions who were unhappy with the empire and its wrong doings banded together and formed a Rebel Alliance".


Phantom Troupe
The Phantom Troupe is made up of infamous thieves with Class-A bounties and is one of the main criminal organizations in the HxH world. They are also known as "Spider". Almost every member is from Meteor City, a junkyard inhabited by outcasts. In that city, no one truly exists and the city itself is known to very few people. Chrollo Lucilfer formed the Phantom Troupe with six other citizens of Meteor City. The group consists of 13 members, one "head" and twelve "legs", all of whom are formidable Nen users. Each member has a numbered tattoo of a spider on their body. The only way to join is to kill a current member and take their place or just wait for a member to die and get chosen by Chrollo.

They are known to be one of the most dangerous and ruthless thieves around the world. Just like when they massacred the entire clan of Kurapika just because of their Scarlet Eyes. Even though the group is close with each other, they allow those who have killed their members to join. Just like in the video, Chrollo organized a revenge massacre of the mafia in deceased member Uvogin's honor.


The Akatsuki
The Akatsuki organization consists of rogue shinobi from across the continent, each one imagined as monstrous in one way or another. Their goal is shrouded in mystery and falsehoods, so much that even its own members aren't entirely sure what they're aiming towards. But the capture and subjugation of the Jinchuurikiโ€”containers for the all powerful Bijuuโ€”is the foremost goal given to each member.

What makes the Akatsuki so great is how Kishimoto pairs them apart, ensuring that each duo has a unique interplay. Deidara and Sasori are both self proclaimed artists yet their interpretation of what art is couldn't be further apart. Hidan and Kakuzu, the Immortal Duo, clash violently when it comes to beliefs. Kakuzu is a man who will only put his trust in money, since it has value he can always rely on. Whereas Hidan is the opposite, a blind zealot choosing to trust an undefined dark deity.

The pair that best embodies this would be Kisame Hoshigaki and Itachi Uchiha. Both gained international recognition for the slaughter of their peers, both doing so (unbeknownst to the world in Itachi's case) on the orders of higher ups. Surface level, they're very similar. But, one represents fire whereas the other is water. Kisame is a man who despises lies absolutely whereas Itachi is someone who couldn't tell the truth when alive. Kisame is willing to hurt or maim anyone in order to find purpose in Akatsuki, whereas Itachi already has a purpose but is equally brutal in reaching itโ€”including towards his own well being.

The enigmatic leadership of Akatsuki, revealed to be Pein and later Obito, works very well too. The mystery that spawned interest in Akatsuki is retained for much of the series. Likewise, both of the leaders being staunch idealists allows for great back and forths when challenging the protagonist.


Aizen and Espadas
Character design:
Theyโ€™re all cool as hell. Their abilities, outfits, releases, zanpakuto names are all just cool. The Espada to me are above groups like the Akatsuki and Chimera ants design wise and looks wise. They all have that little unique thing that characterizes them.

The Spanish based music, zanpakuto names, soundtrack, and abilities just builds up on the Espadaโ€™s and even regular Arrancarโ€™s coolness. Abilities like Hierro, Cero, Sonรฌdo are basic in a way, but still interest me.

Now, what definitely makes these Espada even cooler is that each one is based off an aspect of death: Senescence, sacrifice, despair, destruction, greed, solitude, nothingness, intoxication, rage, and madness.

Here is a cool graph representing each aspect:

These aspects of death builds upon each Espadaโ€™s character, like how Barragan represents Senescence/Aging and itโ€™s related to his Respira, which is the same ability that he died to.

Basically, the Espada are well written and captivating in my opinion.

They had some short comings but overall i feel that this group is pretty damn iconic.

Itโ€™s hard to vote the Espada as the best villain group when the author treated both Yammy and Harribel quite poorly.

The best villain group has 20% of their members treated poorly? Makes sense.
Even Grimmjow got unceremoniously sidelined in the last arc. Lol.

The only ones I remember enjoying were Aaroniero and Barragan.

Barragan was pretty cool but unfortunately for him, he went up against a real boss. :steef:

Sanji D Goat

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Man, it should have been Akatsuki vs Espada in the final round.:kriwhat:

But Akatsuki is gonna win this anyway.:goyea:Phantom Troupe > Empire.:kata:


Lazy is the way
Itโ€™s hard to vote the Espada as the best villain group when the author treated both Yammy and Harribel quite poorly.

The best villain group has 20% of their members treated poorly? Makes sense.
More than 20% for me :

Yammy, Harribel, Zommari, and Aaroniero were quite bad overall, lack of time for the author to develop them or straight up bad. Barragan had a cool fight but frankly is personality and character is not that great either, his powers are dope thatโ€™s it, he lacks development. So already 5 of them.

Sayel aporo was fun but nothing extraordinary.

Then we enter in the last 4 members who are interesting : Noitora and Stark.

Noitora was more fleshed, had more interactions, his fights and powers were cool, and his story with Nel good.
Stark is here even if he suffers from the same fate as Harribel and Barragan : just one battle to shine and lacks of development. He could have been so much more. He showed nice stuff fights personality etc. But Noitora was a better character.

And then Ulqui and Grim who hate carry that group.

So overall yeah there is only 20% of that group that is really great. And 40% that is good.

Not enough, Espada doesnโ€™t deserve to be here