Bad dragon machine
Even Zhuge Liang, Chancellor of Shu-Han, was the one really calling the shots for most of the kingdom's existence.
Played with in God of War II ; the Sisters of Fate are older and said to be even mightier than Zeus, as their power to manipulate fate is unchallenged and their decree unquestioned - it was them who declared that the Titans would lose. He also believes Rodrigo lacks vision for being content with consolidating his power in Rome following his failures in the previous game, rather than proactively trying to conquer the rest of Italy. First Kar'Ukan in Star Trek Online is a de-facto version, with Loriss as a Non-Action Big Bad.