Evil Henchmen To Have On Your Side When Trying To Take Over The World, Ranked By Usefulness

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Vote up the goons you'd want to hire as part of your evil, world-domination operation.

Which personal army is the best personal army when it comes to world domination? Can the candy-savvy Oompa Loompas help cook up an evil scheme? What about stormtroopers? How will the Sixers handle battle in the real world when compared to the Foot Clan? 

When it comes to being an evil overlord, nothing says power like a whole bunch of henchmen in matching outfits. A good group of goons is essential when concocting evil plans and sinister schemes. But which horde of hooligans is best? Here are a few standouts in the world of henchman. Vote up the hellraising helpers who you want on your side.


  • The Black Order From The 'Avengers' Series 
    Photo: The Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Big Boss: Thanos, Corvus Glaive 

    Strengths: The Black Order is a supervillain army made up of alien warriors whose only mission is to serve Thanos. On the big screen, they are the children of Thanos - the Mad Titan's adopted offspring from former civilizations he personally destroyed. As a group, they are a destructive and dangerous force, able to operate complex alien weaponry and technology. Their ability to attack both on the ground and from above makes them a fierce unit of mass destruction, capable of wiping out planets. 

    Weaknesses: The Avengers, the Infinity Stones (if worn by an enemy that wishes them ill will), and occasionally Thanos himself, if angered.

    137 votes
  • Big Boss: Padishah Emperor 

    Strengths: Brutal, unrelenting and completely savage, the Sardaukar are feared throughout the known universe and are known as "the blade of the Emperor." Highly trained and seemingly inhuman, they live to serve and serve to live. Indoctrinated at a young age, more than half of those who train to become a Sardaukar perish, leaving only the strongest to survive. They are disciplined, fanatical in their beliefs, and deadly with a vast knowledge of the many ways in which to kill. 

    Weaknesses: Sandworms, prophecies.

    97 votes
  • Big Boss: Felonius Gru

    Strengths: When it comes to Minions, it's about quantity over quality. While Minions show limited intelligence to a certain degree and lack hand-to-hand combat skills, the sheer number of Minions available is staggering. Loyal and eager to please, Minions also have a great amount of knowledge regarding weaponry and are able to build and operate many types of machines, including rockets, missiles, and ray guns.

    Weaknesses: They have little or no self-control, which often leads them astray. They also distract easily and will abandon their post as soon as they lose interest. They have a weakness for bananas.

    159 votes
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    136 VOTES

    The Dothraki From 'Game of Thrones'

    The Dothraki From 'Game of Thrones'
    Photo: HBO

    Big Boss: Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne, rightful Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains.

    Strengths: The Dothraki are perhaps the best fighters in all the Seven Kingdoms. Their hand-to-hand combat skills and riding expertise are aided by their brutal demeanor, which creates fear in the hearts of their enemies. Their numbers, prowess, and savagery make them an astonishing fighting force perfect for making a play for the Iron Throne.

    Weaknesses: White Walkers, seasickness.

    136 votes
  • Orcs From The 'Lord of the Rings' Series
    Photo: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Big Boss: Dark Lord Sauron

    Strengths: Evil, sadistic, and cruel in nature, the first Orcs were twisted versions of elves that were bred by Melkor using dark magic and slime. In addition to their monsterish manner and penchant for violence, these humanoids can make and operate complicated machines, battle weapons, and many instruments of torture. They are also devastating in hand-to-hand combat.  

    Weaknesses: Ents, cowardice if caught in small numbers, the destruction of the One Ring.

    139 votes
  • The Crazy 88 From 'Kill Bill'
    Photo: Miramax

    Big Boss: O-Ren Ishii

    Strengths: The personal army of O-Ren Ishii is not as well trained as the master they serve, but they show a great deal of skill with a sword. Once considered a major yakuza gang, the Crazy 88 live to serve O-Ren, who treats them well and with respect. Due to this, they are completely devoted to the queen of Japan's underworld, willing to kill at O-Ren's request. 

    Weaknesses: A woman scorned.

    115 votes