Villainous Overview
Summoning Monsters & Henchmen

Summoning Monsters and Henchmen

Do as I command!
~ Tzekel-Kan summoning the Jaguar.

In any story, one of the most famous feats a villain does is to begin Summoning Monsters and Henchmen to do his or her bidding. For instance, the evildoer can:

  • Sic his/her pets or thugs on the hero(es) or runaway(s).
  • Persuade a legion of monsters or army of the dead to rise.
  • Rally an army or a lynch mob.
  • Call forth an army.
  • Employ or persuade a mob or an army to do his or her bidding.
  • Turn a seemingly innocent creature into a monster.
  • Send his or her men to bring down or capture the hero(es).


Animated Films

  • Moreno unleashes his hound, Amrok, and sends him to hunt down Maki after he escapes the slave camp.
  • Zira rallies her followers to invade the Pride Lands conquer Pride Rock.
  • Nassor summons Colossus from his tomb.
  • Marina del Rey calls up her evil pet eels and sends them to kill Ariel and Sebastian.
  • Marcel calls up Nigel and sends him to track down Blu and Jewel.
  • Shan-Yu summons the Hun army to bring down Mulan and the Imperial Army.
  • Dawn Bellwether sics her thugs on Judy and Nick.
  • Ruber concocts a potion that turns his goons into iron-creatures to help him with his plan.
  • Archibald Snatcher sics Mr. Gristle on the boxtrolls.
  • Scarlet Overkill summons her henchmen and sends them after Kevin, Stuart and Bob after they crash her coronation by mistake.
  • Captain Hook orders Smee to pipe up the crew in both the first film and the sequel.
  • The Horned King summons the Cauldron Born via the magic of the Black Cauldron.
  • Hades freeing the Titans preparing to defeat Zeus.

Live-Action Films

  • Evanora and Theodora rally the Winkie Guards to bring down Glinda and her citizens.
  • The Wicked Witch of the West summons her Flying Monkeys to capture Dorothy and Toto.
  • Ultron summons his army of clones to lay siege to the world.
  • Dorian Tyrell sics his goons on Stanley Ipkiss for stealing his money.
  • Imhotep summons an army of mummies.
  • Megatron orders his Decepticon henchmen to attack.


This is no longer a coronation, THIS IS AN EXECUTION! GET THEM!
~ Scarlet Overkill siccing her thugs on Kevin, Stuart and Bob after they accidentally crash her coronation.
Seize him, slaves!
~ Plankton summoning his slaves.
Shoot him!
~ Dorian Tyrell ordering his men to shoot Stanley Ipkiss.
Get them.
~ Dawn Bellwether siccing her goons on Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde.
Dolph, tie up the brat. Lesa, hold the book. Vincent, get the truck! And Keith...darn it, change your name, please?
~ Boingo rallying his thugs.
Mr. Gristle! Acquire them!
~ Archibald Snatcher sending Mr. Gristle after the boxtrolls.
Amrok, go fetch!
~ Moreno sending Amrok after Maki.
Sic 'em, boys!
~ Marina del Rey sending her electric eels after Ariel and Sebastian.
Colossus, rise from your tomb!
~ Nassor summoning Colossus.
(Evanora: My fellow Winkie guards, soon you will be facing Glinda and her army of weaklings. And when they see our towering might, they shall run and flee for the hills.) (Theodora: NO! We shall NOT let them flee! We shall SHOW THEM NO MERCY!)
~ Evanora and Theodora rallying the Winkies to lay a siege on Oz.
"Decepticons! TRANSFORM!!!!"
~ Megatron ordering his Decepticon minions to invade Earth and eradicate the Autobots.
Collect your bones! Gather your limbs! Shake the Earth from your flesh! Your master is here!! DESTROY THEM!!!!!!
~ Imhotep bringing his soldier mummies back to life.
Seize them! Seize them! Stop them, you fools! Stop them! Seize them! Seize them!
~ The Wicked Witch of the West ordering her Winkie Guards to apprehend Dorothy and her friends during the chase through her Castle.
(After stealing the Goosebumps manuscripts, Slappy revs up the Haunted Car and tosses "Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes" onto the road, opening the book and releasing a smoky vapor.) That one's a REAL page-turner. (He gives out a creepy cackle and drives off, burning the books. He whoops with excitement, laughing and tossing more books out of the car.) Sorry folks, I'd slow down, but I can't hit the brake!) (Slappy throws aside "Stay Out of the Basement, causing it to land on some loose dirt.) Hey, check out the new bestseller! It'll grow on you. (He laughs maliciously as a giant Venus flytrap plant erupts out of the soil, coiling around an electric post.) Dropped calls are gonna be the LEAST of this town's problems! (Slappy releases more Goosebumps monsters into the town.)
~ Slappy the Dummy summoning all of the Goosebumps monsters from their manuscripts.
Brothers! Titans! Look at you in your squalid prison! Who put you down there?! (Titans: ZEUS!) And now that I set you free, WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU'RE GOING TO DO?! (Titans: DESTROY HIM!) Good answer.
~ Hades freeing and readying the Titans to defeat Zeus and overthrow Olympus.
Go. Fulfill your dark purpose. Seal the fate of the Czar and his family once and for all.
~ Rasputin summoning his evil demons from his bewitched Reliquary to obliterate the Romanov family.
[To the leader of the Winged Monkeys] Take your army to the Haunted Forest and bring me that girl and her dog. Do what you want with the others, but I want her alive and unharmed. They'll give you no trouble, I promise you that. I've sent a little insect on ahead to take the fight out of 'em. Ha-ha-ha-ha! Take special care of those ruby slippers - I want those most of all. Now fly! Fly! FLY! FLY! FLY!!!!
~ Wicked Witch of the West sending her entire army of Flying Monkeys to capture Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as well as attack her friends.
Friends, I know I'm in hock to y'all pretty deep already. But seems our little froggy prince lost his way, and I need your generous assistance gettin' him back. (The Voodoo masks snarl; Facilier laughs) Ha-HA! I hear ya! Now what's in it for y'all? Well... (he takes out a voodoo doll that resembles Mr. LaBouff) as soon as I dispose of Big Daddy LaBouff... (conjures a vision of the city) ...and I'm running this town... (snickers evilly) ...I'll have the entire city of New Orleans in the palm of my hand. And you'll have all the wayward souls your dark little hearts desire. (He blows over the envisioned townsfolk, whose souls fly into the nostrils of the masks.) Y'all love that, doncha? (chuckles) So, we got ourselves a deal? (The Voodoo Masks glance at each other. Then the leader opens his mouth and a horde of black, ghostly Shadow Demons flow out. Facilier cackles.) NOW WE'RE COOKIN'! We're gonna find ourselves a frog! Search everywhere! The bayou, the Quarter. Bring him to me alive! I need his heart pumping... for now. Alle! Tout de suite! (Facilier laughs evilly as the Shadow Demons leave on their search for Naveen.)
~ Dr. Facilier summoning Shadow Demons to find and retrive Prince Naveen for his evil plan.