|Synonyms:||major villain, main antagonist|
|See also:||Little Bad|
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Big Bad is a term that originated in Buffy the Vampire Slayer to describe a major villain, usually the most powerful one during the season arc. Unlike the Little Bad, the Big Bad isn't simply an adversary for the protagonists. It has to be the biggest, baddest they have ever faced.
For the list of Big Bads in Buffy, check List of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Characters.