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Far too comfy to get up. The Supreme One always delegates. His power is vast and he is poised to strike and destroy all we hold dear at any moment. Looks like we have a case of Orcus on His Throne. A villain with great power and the potential to wipe out the Forces of Good turns out to be an awfully retiring sort.
Sure, they're out there somewhere being evil, probably oppressing someone elsebut they don't actually seem to do much; they just sit about resting on their laurels or at most maintaining an active training regimenwaiting for the heroes to come and overthrow them.
One wonders how they ever mustered the ambition to climb to their position of power in the first place. Relatedly, this is a very common trope in Video Gameswhere the villain waits passively in their throne room while the hero is leveling upkilling increasing tiers of their minionsStorming the Castleoccupying each base and methodically foiling their plans.
If the Big Bad is coming, why not just wait and prepare yourself? But if the Big Bad is sitting by their Lava Pit of Doom, for whatever reason, just waiting for the Hero to arrive, then of course the Hero has to make their way all the way there.
In the villain's defense, maintaining order in one's domain can be a really time consuming taskwhat with all those Rebel Scumstupid henchmenbackstabbing lieutenantsand the other daily tasks an Evil Overlord has to face every day.
And any tactician will endorse the benefits of a fortified position surrounded by your most powerful servants. Then again, what kind of Evil Overlord doesn't take the time to smell the roses, pillage a village, and give a hero a good Final Boss Preview every once in a while?
They deserve a little "me" time, too! When they do get off their throne, expect them to be a Mobile Menace. Still, it's easier to send their minions out to do this instead, which is probably another reason they never have to leave the castle.
In the case of a Non-Action Big Badthe villain acts like this because personally, they don't have power, or at least not the sort that would be useful in direct combatand they primarily work through their subordinates.
Villainous counterpart to Take Your Time. The opposite of this is Risking the King. Not to be confused with — though principally very similar to — Greater-Scope Villain.
See also The Pawns Go First for when the Big Bad chooses to let their minions fight a particular battle for a while before intervening. Similar to Offstage Villainywhere we only know the villain is evil because the author says so; with Orcus On His Throne, we only know the villain is dangerous because the author says so.
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May lead to It's Personal with the Dragonsince if the Big Bad is spending all his time offscreen seemingly doing nothing, than his enforcers who are doing the work may become the target of the hero's ire. Ragyo Kiryuindespite being the uncontested strongest character, delegates the running of Honnouji Academy to her daughter.
She doesn't even actually meet Ryuko until episode In spite of her lack of interference with Satsuki's leadership making her a Greater-Scope Villainshe takes the reins once Satsuki betrays her, starting by utterly demolishing her traitorous daughter in combat and finally taking centre stage as the main threat by enacting her plan to feed humanity to the Life Fibers.
Justified since Satsuki created the Honnouji Academy to oppose her mother, and Satsuki does a pretty good job leading the academy, so there's no need for Ragyo to intervene. However Ragyo might not be the best example of this trope, as the viewers don't get told how strong she is until she gets impaled through her chest by Satsuki and proceeds to defeat any enemy around like nothing happened.
Satsuki would also fit, but since she actually intervenes when she sees the need, it's a case of The Pawns Go First. Queen Beryl, and to a lesser extent her lieutenants, in Sailor Moon. In the original series Queen Beryl would do nothing but sit on her throne looking at an orb. Especially egregious early on, where even though it was clear that even just one of Queen Beryl's lieutenants was a problem for all the Sailor Scouts, they would often only come in one at a time while the rest would just stay back at their base and wait around.
Queen Beryl did come out to attack the scouts in one episode in Sailor Moon Crystalbut she doesn't do anything except make the screen wavy and then leaves after just one attack that didn't even hit her. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Lordgenome spends most of his screentime doing the Slouch of Villainy while ordering around his lieutenants.
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