History Main / BatOutOfHell

4th Feb '16 4:24:42 PM Arkadi
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* In UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, bats were believed to be a sign of good fortune, and this belief traveled over to the New World. When Dona 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 UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}, bats were believed to be a sign of good fortune, and this 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 Dona World: when Doņa 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.
22nd Jan '16 9:53:18 AM Servbot
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* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' has the Cacklebats, which are Risky's [[BanditMook Tinkerbats]] after they had been mutated into human-sized werebats by the Pirate Master's Dark Magic.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' has the Cacklebats, which are Risky's [[BanditMook [[{{Mooks}} Tinkerbats]] after they had been mutated into human-sized werebats by the Pirate Master's Dark Magic.
22nd Jan '16 9:52:11 AM Servbot
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* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse'' has the Cacklebats, which are Risky's [[BanditMook Tinkerbats]] after they had been mutated into human-sized werebats by the Pirate Master's Dark Magic.
18th Jan '16 10:49:32 PM DarkMask
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* [[VideoGame/Bayonetta]] can use [[{{Animorphism}} Beast Within]] to transform into a swarm of bats when she evades just as she's about to take a hit, resulting in negated damage and extended [[BulletTime Witch Time]]. While the bats themselves aren't evil ([[DarkIsNotEvil and neither is Bayonetta, herself]]), the magic used to fuel them does come from a demonic contract, so they are literally bats powered by the forces of {{Hell}}. As a side note, in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS and Wii U'' her ability to transform into bats (called Bat Within) is an alternate for her down special CounterAttack, [[DoWellButNotPerfect activated when she uses her down special too late]], allowing her to avoid damage just like in the game, but won't always activate Witch Time. In ''Smash'' this is her only animal transformation to be featured in the game.
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* [[VideoGame/Bayonetta]] {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} can use [[{{Animorphism}} Beast Within]] to transform into a swarm of bats when she evades just as she's about to take a hit, resulting in negated damage and extended [[BulletTime Witch Time]]. While the bats themselves aren't evil ([[DarkIsNotEvil and neither is Bayonetta, herself]]), the magic used to fuel them does come from a demonic contract, so they are literally bats powered by the forces of {{Hell}}. As a side note, in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS and Wii U'' her ability to transform into bats (called Bat Within) is an alternate for her down special CounterAttack, [[DoWellButNotPerfect activated when she uses her down special too late]], allowing her to avoid damage just like in the game, but won't always activate Witch Time. In ''Smash'' this is her only animal transformation to be featured in the game.
18th Jan '16 10:49:09 PM DarkMask
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* [[VideoGame/Bayonetta]] can use [[{{Animorphism}} Beast Within]] to transform into a swarm of bats when she evades just as she's about to take a hit, resulting in negated damage and extended [[BulletTime Witch Time]]. While the bats themselves aren't evil ([[DarkIsNotEvil and neither is Bayonetta, herself]]), the magic used to fuel them does come from a demonic contract, so they are literally bats powered by the forces of {{Hell}}. As a side note, in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS and Wii U'' her ability to transform into bats (called Bat Within) is an alternate for her down special CounterAttack, [[DoWellButNotPerfect activated when she uses her down special too late]], allowing her to avoid damage just like in the game, but won't always activate Witch Time. In ''Smash'' this is her only animal transformation to be featured in the game.
19th Dec '15 5:09:46 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's fantasy series TheSharingKnife features "[[EldritchAbomination malices]]" which create monstrous servants by magically twisting animals into more-or-less human bodies, with at least some semblance of human intelligence. In ''Horizon'' (the fourth and so far final book of the series) a malice gets hold of an enormous cave-ful of bats (one character notes there are ''millions'' of bats in some of the caves in that region) and winds up creating a flying army of creatures somewhere between "Dire Bats" and "Were Bats", while the malice itself takes the form of an especially large and eerily beautiful Were Bat.
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* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's fantasy series TheSharingKnife ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'' features "[[EldritchAbomination malices]]" which create monstrous servants by magically twisting animals into more-or-less human bodies, with at least some semblance of human intelligence. In ''Horizon'' (the fourth and so far final book of the series) a malice gets hold of an enormous cave-ful of bats (one character notes there are ''millions'' of bats in some of the caves in that region) and winds up creating a flying army of creatures somewhere between "Dire Bats" and "Were Bats", while the malice itself takes the form of an especially large and eerily beautiful Were Bat.
31st Oct '15 4:51:23 AM Servbot
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'', Vampire Bats are common enemies found in most dungeons. They are large enough to bite adventurers to death as they converge on them in swarms, though this in turn also means that they're large enough for adventurers to consider them as potential hearty meals to be had around camp.
24th Oct '15 7:42:33 PM Necrodomo
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* ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' has the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Revenant]] class, which can summon a swarm of bats as a pet, turn into a small bat for faster travel, or turn into a werebat for increased strength and the ability to see invisible characters with echolocation.
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* ''VideoGame/NexusWar'' ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' has the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Revenant]] class, which can summon a swarm of bats as a pet, turn into a small bat for faster travel, or turn into a werebat for increased strength and the ability to see invisible characters with echolocation.
19th Oct '15 7:04:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Oddly averted in ''{{Redwall}}'', which normally plays "good" and "evil" animal stereotypes straight. ''Mossflower'''s bats are perfectly nice, help the heroes, and speak with an odd [[FunetikAksent nervous tic, nervous tic, nervous tic...]] This is explained by WordOfGod as the bats having spent their entire lives listening to their voices echo in the caves they live in, so now they provide their own echo.
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* Oddly averted in ''{{Redwall}}'', ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'', which normally plays "good" and "evil" animal stereotypes straight. ''Mossflower'''s bats are perfectly nice, help the heroes, and speak with an odd [[FunetikAksent nervous tic, nervous tic, nervous tic...]] This is explained by WordOfGod as the bats having spent their entire lives listening to their voices echo in the caves they live in, so now they provide their own echo.

* In ''AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', an island-chain that emerged after humans' extinction happened to be reached by bats before birds, and they came to dominate its ecosystems. Bat-descended animals found there include seal-like surfbats, flightless bug-eaters that [[ChestMonster imitate flowers]], and bizarre shrieking predators called "nightstalkers" that walk on their front limbs and claw with their back ones. * In ''ElfstonesOfShannara'', [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils The Dagda Mor]] mounts one of these for his final confrontation with the Roc-mounted [[BigGood Allanon]].
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* In ''AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', an island-chain that emerged after humans' extinction happened to be reached by bats before birds, and they came to dominate its ecosystems. Bat-descended animals found there include seal-like surfbats, flightless bug-eaters that [[ChestMonster imitate flowers]], and bizarre shrieking predators called "nightstalkers" that walk on their front limbs and claw with their back ones. * In ''ElfstonesOfShannara'', ''Literature/ElfstonesOfShannara'', [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils The Dagda Mor]] mounts one of these for his final confrontation with the Roc-mounted [[BigGood Allanon]].
25th Sep '15 12:20:27 PM RainbowPhoenix
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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]]'''.''
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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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