Henchpeople are underlings of a more powerful criminal mastermind or super-villain. Males are called henchmen, while females are called henchwomen or occasionally hench-wenches, dependent on their role.
Henchmen are typically dim-witted individuals with poor fighting skills, though most will arm themselves with conventional weaponry such as a gun or a knife. In the Golden Age era, a sap was a popular weapon of choice for many henchmen. In recent years, the term has bred a neologism known as "Hench", which is an acting verb used to describe the actions of a Henchman.
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