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26th Dec '17 5:04:54 AM MarkLungo
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Martian Devil Vultures are Type 2s, being hairless wolf sized creatures with four grasping limbs and two wings. They're intelligent enough to make dead-fall traps.

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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' Martian Devil Vultures are Type 2s, being hairless wolf sized wolf-sized creatures with four grasping limbs and two wings. They're intelligent enough to make dead-fall traps.traps.
* Both {{Subverted}} and PlayedStraight in ''TabletopGame/{{Crimestrikers}}'', which is set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. Nyx Marama, a member of the titular team of heroes, is one of the nicest characters in the game. Vladimir "Steelwing" Kavas, a deposed dictator who want his old job back, isn't.
5th Dec '17 8:49:52 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/{{Bats}}'', a hostile swarm of genetically mutated bats who terrorize a local Texas town and it is up to zoologist Sheila Casper, who teams up with town Sheriff Emmett Kimsey, to exterminate the creatures before they take more lives.
18th Nov '17 12:08:49 AM NESBoy
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* A bat enemy by the name of Mr. Batty is a recurring {{mook|s}} throughout [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER 1}} the]] ''[[VideoGame/EarthBound MOTHER]]'' [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}} trilogy]]. They seem to be more PlayedForLaughs, especially considering its battle theme in ''MOTHER 3'' does a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of the 60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' theme...

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* A bat enemy by the name of Mr. Batty is a recurring {{mook|s}} throughout [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER 1}} [[VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings the]] ''[[VideoGame/EarthBound MOTHER]]'' [[VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}} trilogy]]. They seem to be more PlayedForLaughs, especially considering its battle theme in ''MOTHER 3'' does a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of the 60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' theme...
4th Nov '17 6:44:26 PM Mewrocks
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* ''VideoGame/CryptOfTheNecrodancer'' has multiple. They move erratically, and can catch you off guard. Worse, Direbats are a miniboss that can lay a serious smackdown. Finally, Nocturna can morph into a bat.
30th Oct '17 7:43:05 PM wingedcatgirl
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* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' has these in the form of [[spoiler:the Masters of the Bazaar. Turns out that they're AlienSpaceBats in both the trope sense and the literal sense.]]
10th Oct '17 1:13:50 PM Carliro
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* There is an extinct bat called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necromantis Necromantis]] (literally, ''death eater''). Still way too small to kill a person, but a formidable predator nonetheless.
30th Aug '17 12:02:38 PM Geosternbergia
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' gives us the Squeeklies, which combine this trope with GoddamnedBats and take them both UpToEleven. They are one of the major reasons the cave world is so reviled, particularly [[ThatOneLevel Crowded Cavern]], which is chock full of 'em. There's even a giant Squeekly that's ''as tall as the screen'' (DK is only about an 8th as tall by comparison), whose [[MakeMeWannaShout sonic beams]] are '''THE''' one reason why the "Crowded Cavern" level is ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis SO]]. [[NintendoHard FREAKING]]. '''[[UpToEleven HARD]]'''.'' Fans were extremely amused when they played ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' and saw [[TakeThatScrappy the giant Squeekly trapped in a block of ice]].

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns'' gives us the Squeeklies, which combine this trope with GoddamnedBats and take them both UpToEleven. They are one of the major reasons the cave world is so reviled, particularly [[ThatOneLevel Crowded Cavern]], which is chock full of 'em. There's even a giant Squeekly that's ''as tall as the screen'' (DK is only about an 8th as tall by comparison), whose [[MakeMeWannaShout sonic beams]] are '''THE''' one reason why the "Crowded Cavern" level is ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis SO]]. maligned by players for its [[NintendoHard FREAKING]]. '''[[UpToEleven HARD]]'''.'' intense]] [[UpToEleven difficulty]]. Fans were extremely amused when they played ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' and saw [[TakeThatScrappy the giant Squeekly trapped in a block of ice]].ice]].
** The older ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games by Rare also give us the Flip-Flaps, which have been recurring nocturnal enemies since ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''.
23rd Jul '17 8:29:07 PM MagnusForce
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** Subverted by D&D 3E's desmodu, bat-like subterranean humanoids which are actually the good guys.

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** Subverted by D&D 3E's desmodu, bat-like subterranean humanoids which are actually among the good guys.few good-aligned races in the Underdark.



** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' introduce Noivern, a bat crossed with a ''dragon'' and a boombox.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' introduce Noivern, a bat crossed with a ''dragon'' ''[[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]'' and a boombox.



* Giant bats are a common nuisance in the caverns of ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvolved''. They can also be tamed, like most of the other creatures in the game.



* ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'' has three, created by vampires to protect their larder of humans. There's [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/bullysnag.htm Bullysnag]], a gorilla like bat that is trained to always go for the kneecaps when hunting, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/clawsimon.htm Clawsimon]], a spotlight-like bat designed to stop escaping humans, and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/chiraptor.htm Chiraptor]], who is the vampire equivalent of a hunting falcon. The actual bat vampire, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/sinister.htm Sinister]], as it prefers to be left alone amongst its hordes of mind-controlled bats.

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* ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'' has three, created by vampires to protect their larder of humans. There's [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/bullysnag.htm Bullysnag]], a gorilla like gorilla-like bat that is trained to always go for the kneecaps when hunting, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/clawsimon.htm Clawsimon]], a spotlight-like bat designed to stop escaping humans, and [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/chiraptor.htm Chiraptor]], who is the vampire equivalent of a hunting falcon. The actual bat vampire, [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/sinister.htm Sinister]], as it prefers to be left alone amongst its hordes of mind-controlled bats.



* Giant Bat of ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'', a {{Kaiju}}-sized monster bat.

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* Giant Bat of ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'': Godzilla has fought a {{Kaiju}}-sized monster bat.bat that could weaponize its echolocation.



* Real vampire bats avert this trope through their altruistic social behavior. Bats who come home with full bellies will regurgitate blood to feed hungry flockmates, even when the recipients aren't related to them. Such sharing, more commonly associated with social primates, is ''extremely'' rare in nature.
** There was, during the Pleistocene, a species of giant vampire bat ''Desmodus draculae''. They were roughly one and a half times as large as a modern vampire bat, or the size of a smallish fruit bat.
** On the other hand they can be considered as pest as they can carry rabies.

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* Averted with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduran_white_bat Honduran white bats]]. They eat mostly fruit and [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter resemble little white puffballs.]]
* Real vampire bats avert this trope through their altruistic social behavior. Bats who come home with full bellies will regurgitate blood to feed hungry flockmates, even when the recipients aren't related to them. Such sharing, more commonly associated with social primates, is ''extremely'' rare in nature.
nature. On the other hand, they can be considered as pest as they can carry rabies.
** There was, during the Pleistocene, a species of giant vampire bat ''Desmodus draculae''. They were roughly one and a half times as large as a modern vampire bat, or the size of a smallish fruit bat.
** On the other hand
bat, and they can be considered fed on the blood of the megafauna of the period such as pest as they can carry rabies.giant ground sloths. [[https://twilightbeasts.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/giant-vampires-in-south-america/ Read more here.]]



* In UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, bats were believed to be a sign of good fortune: one is even featured in the the [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escudo_de_Valencia arms of the city of Valencia]]. This belief traveled over to the New World: when Doña Amalia (the wife of one of the founders of Bacardi) saw leaf-nosed fruit bats roosting in the original still, she thus interpreted this as a sign that her husband's business venture would be a success, and came up with the idea to use a bat as the company's logo.

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* In Averted in UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, where bats were believed to be a sign of good fortune: one is even featured in the the [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escudo_de_Valencia arms of the city of Valencia]]. This belief traveled over to the New World: when Doña Amalia (the wife of one of the founders of Bacardi) saw leaf-nosed fruit bats roosting in the original still, she thus interpreted this as a sign that her husband's business venture would be a success, and came up with the idea to use a bat as the company's logo.
* Also averted in China, as Bats are considered symbols of happiness. This is because the Chinese character for "bat" (fu 蝠) sounds almost identical to the character for "good fortune" (fu 福).



* Subverted with Honduran white bats. They eat mostly fruit and resemble little white puffballs.
21st Jul '17 5:56:34 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' one of Charby's preferred forms is of a red-eyed white bat and he starts off the series proper as an unrepentant murderer that Kellwood's vampire hunters have been warned to avoid who casually kills people in relatively secluded places all over the city.
17th Jul '17 11:35:03 AM BeerBaron
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* The Winged Twilights from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are basically female were-bats.

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* The ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent Werebats]] are a form of were-creature found most commonly in the forests of Valenwood. They are massive human-sized fliers. After being mentioned in the lore several games before, they make an appearance in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]''.
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Winged Twilights from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are basically a form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] with humanoid female were-bats.forms and large bat-like wings found throughout the series. They are most commonly found in service to Azura, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of Dusk and Dawn, which seems rather appropriate.
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