|“||What is thy bidding my master?||„|
|~ Darth Vader to Emperor Palpatine.|
Almost all right-hands are totally loyal to their master (even worshipping them like gods) but there are some at their side just for personal interests or feelings. While the main Villain provides a mental challenge the Right-Hand provides a physical challenge; as such it is not uncommon for a Right-Hand to be mightier than the main villain.
In some works, the Right-Hand is the The Heavy and appears more often and gets more screen time than their master, in order to make the main villain more mysterious and therefore more frightening. A main villain can also have multiple Right-Hands, either with different responsibilities or as a replacement of one who has died. Sometimes a Right-Hand can survive their master's demise and seek to revive them or accomplish their master's goal on their behalf as in Death and Fate Averruncus's cases.
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