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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.
12th Jul '17 4:30:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'': Count {{Dracula}} is pretty much the only vampire depicted who is able to turn into a giant bat. The rest, Vampirella herself included, merely grow wings while retaining their human appearance.
25th Jun '17 1:39:29 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Red Court vampires of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' universe are large, slimy bat-creatures who hide behind idealised human flesh-masks.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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The Red Court vampires of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' universe are large, slimy slimy, flightless bat-creatures who hide behind idealised human flesh-masks.



* Averted in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. Of all the various breeds that exist, including spiders, sharks and dinosaurs, the werebats are not one of them, having been wiped out several centuries ago. TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken, however, allows them in the form of "skinchangers".
** Mind you, the reason the Camazotz (the werebats) got eliminated in the first place is because [[ManipulativeBastard the Shadow Lords]] who were part of the expeditions to South America fell prey to this trope. While the Camazotz served as Gaia's nocturnal messengers (not unlike the Corax, or wereravens), the Shadow Lords pointed out that anything with a shape like ''that'' had to be in thrall to [[BigBad the Wyrm]] (they weren't, as it happened). With the South American Camazotz wiped out, Bat, their totem, ended up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero falling to the Wyrm]], dooming the surviving Australian Camazotz as their creation ritual became corrupted. The Shadow Lords have [[TheAtoner been trying to make up for that fuckup ever since]] and have even managed to free an aspect of Bat from the Wyrm's grip... but the Camazotz are still dead.

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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. Of all the various breeds that exist, including spiders, sharks and dinosaurs, the werebats are not one of them, having been wiped out several centuries ago. TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken, however, allows them in the form of "skinchangers".
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Mind you, the reason the Camazotz (the werebats) got eliminated in the first place is because [[ManipulativeBastard the Shadow Lords]] who were part of the expeditions to South America fell prey to this trope. While the Camazotz served as Gaia's nocturnal messengers (not unlike the Corax, or wereravens), the Shadow Lords pointed out that anything with a shape like ''that'' had to be in thrall to [[BigBad the Wyrm]] (they weren't, as it happened). With the South American Camazotz wiped out, Bat, their totem, ended up [[NiceJobBreakingItHero falling to the Wyrm]], dooming the surviving Australian Camazotz as their creation ritual became corrupted. The Shadow Lords have [[TheAtoner been trying to make up for that fuckup ever since]] and have even managed to free an aspect of Bat from the Wyrm's grip... but the Camazotz are still dead.dead.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'', while lacking true werecreatures outside of werewolves, allows werebats in the form of bat-themed skinchangers.



* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', one quest has you kill a giant bat named Duskwing. Giant bats are common in lots of places, and some are used as flying mounts.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', one ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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quest has you kill a giant bat named Duskwing. Giant bats are common in lots of places, and some are used as flying mounts.



* A giant bat is a classic boss monster in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''. It was, after all, the first boss monster at the end of level one for the first game.
** ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' also had the [[OneWingedAngel werebat form]] for Dracula in a few of the games.
*** Then there's the bat swarm boss in Dawn of Sorrow.

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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'':
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A giant bat is a classic boss monster in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''.monster. It was, after all, the first boss monster at the end of level one for the first game.
** ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' ''Castlevania'' also had the [[OneWingedAngel werebat form]] for Dracula in a few of the games.
*** Then there's ** There's also the bat swarm boss in Dawn ''Dawn of Sorrow.Sorrow''.



*** For another heroic subversion in the same series, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' protagonist Soma Cruz also gains the power to turn into a bat. Which makes sense, [[TomatoInTheMirror considering]]...

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*** ** For another heroic subversion in the same series, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' protagonist Soma Cruz also gains the power to turn into a bat. Which makes sense, [[TomatoInTheMirror considering]]...



* ''VideoGame/{{Recettear|AnItemShopsTale}}'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/{{Chantelise}}'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': There are bats in caves, that you fight.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Recettear|AnItemShopsTale}}'': There In ''VideoGame/{{Chantelise}}'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/{{Recettear|AnItemShopsTale}}'', there are Eyebats, Oculothorax oculothoraxes with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/{{Chantelise}}'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings,
wings that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': There are bats in caves, the caves that you fight.



* [[MixAndMatchCritters Wolf-bats]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. It's a vampire bat mixed with the legs, paws, and tail of a [[TheBigBadWolf wolf]]!
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', one of the Pro-Bending team's names is the White Falls Wolf-bats. They even pull off a Wrestling/{{WWE}}-like entrance before their match.

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* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[MixAndMatchCritters Wolf-bats]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. It's a Wolf-bats]]. They're vampire bat mixed bats with the legs, paws, and tail of a [[TheBigBadWolf wolf]]!
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wolves. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', one of the Pro-Bending team's names is the White Falls Wolf-bats. They even pull off a Wrestling/{{WWE}}-like entrance before their match.
25th May '17 11:30:54 AM rva98014
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* Giant, multi-eyed bats are seen in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', based on Pe'ape'a. See Mythology below for more details on ''that''.

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* Giant, multi-eyed bats are seen in ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', based on Pe'ape'a. See Mythology below for more details on ''that''.
26th Apr '17 5:23:05 PM Theriocephalus
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** TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}:
*** Vampire Counts have several bat units, including Bat Swarms (regular bat), Fell Bats (bigger bats), and Varghulfs (frickin' huge bat-like vampire monsters!).

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** TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}:
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*** Unsurprisingly, the Vampire Counts have several bat units, including Bat Swarms (regular bat), bats), Fell Bats (bigger (flocks of bigger bats), and Varghulfs (frickin' huge (vampires who have degenerated into ''huge'' bat-like vampire monsters!).monsters).



** TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar:
*** Bats are the most common fauna of the Realm of Shyish ranging from swarms of regular bats to the monstrous Fell Bats. These bats are often afflicted with the Soulblight curse turning them into bloodthirsty hunters who accompany the armies of the Soulblight vampires.

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** TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar:
''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'':
*** Bats are the most common fauna of the Realm of Shyish Shyish, ranging from swarms of regular bats to the monstrous Fell Bats. These bats are often afflicted with the Soulblight curse turning them into bloodthirsty hunters who accompany the armies of the Soulblight vampires.



** TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}:

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* Dire bats, from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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Dire bats, from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.bats.
21st Apr '17 8:59:48 PM merotoker
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* One of [[CuteWitch Fabian's]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent devils]] in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' is a cartoony looking bat [[spoiler:[[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever that could grow greatly in size]] and subsequently [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink any unfortunate mage]] that it [[SwallowedWhole swallows whole]]]].

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* One of [[CuteWitch Fabian's]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent devils]] in ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' is a cartoony looking bat [[spoiler:[[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever [[spoiler:[[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever that could grow greatly in size]] and subsequently [[IncredibleShrinkingMan shrink any unfortunate mage]] that it [[SwallowedWhole swallows whole]]]].



* {{Inverted}} for some viewers of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': Viewing Chernabog as a Big Bat may serve as NightmareRetardant.

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* {{Inverted}} {{Inverted|Trope}} for some viewers of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'': Viewing Chernabog as a Big Bat may serve as NightmareRetardant.NightmareRetardant.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': When Kuzco and Pacha are attempting to climb out of the chasm they have fallen into, Kuzco (as a llama) rams his mouth and nose into a small cave opening, which is of course revealed to be full of bats. The bats all immediately attempt to flee, leading to... [[TastesLikeFeet blech!]]



* In the 1999 horror film ''Bats'', people start to die in a small Texas town and the prime suspects are bats. A specialist in bats is called in, and reveals that the bats have been engineered to be become a deadly human-hunting cooperative.
** A Direct-To-TV sequel to this film, ''Bats: Human Harvest'', was made by the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] in 2007.

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* In the 1999 horror film ''Bats'', people start to die in a small Texas town and the prime suspects are bats. A specialist in bats is called in, and reveals that the bats have been engineered to be become a deadly human-hunting cooperative.
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cooperative. A Direct-To-TV sequel to this film, ''Bats: Human Harvest'', was made by the [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] in 2007.



* In the film ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'', a virus which started in bats caused some of the human population to become vampires, eventually resulting in 95% of the human population becoming vampires. These vampires cannot transform into bats, but, if deprived of blood, they become batlike, animalistic creatures.
* A deleted scene in ''Film/BatmanForever'' has Bruce Wayne confront a giant bat in a secret, hidden chamber in the Batcave. [[NeverTrustATrailer which showed up in the trailers]].

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* In the film ''Film/{{Daybreakers}}'', a virus which started in bats caused some of the human population to become vampires, eventually resulting in 95% of the human population becoming vampires. These vampires cannot transform into bats, but, if deprived of blood, they become batlike, animalistic creatures.
* A deleted scene in ''Film/BatmanForever'' has Bruce Wayne confront a giant bat in a secret, hidden chamber in the Batcave. [[NeverTrustATrailer which [[MissingTrailerScene Which showed up in the trailers]].



* Creator/StephenKing's ''[[Literature/NightShift Graveyard Shift]]'' has giant bats that actually are [[YouFailBiologyForever mutant rats]].

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* Creator/StephenKing's ''[[Literature/NightShift Graveyard Shift]]'' has giant bats that actually are [[YouFailBiologyForever [[ArtisticLicenseBiology mutant rats]].



* In ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'', bats are generally considered to be creatures of The Watcher, the [[GrimReaper god of death]], and are thus generally considered an ill omen. In ''The Baron of Maleperduys'', Hermeline recalls that the castle of Maleperduys had to be cleared of a [[TheSwarm swarm]] of them before Reynard and companions could call it home.
* The Draghkar from ''Literature/WheelofTime'' are essentially large werebats.

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* In ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'', bats are generally considered to be creatures of The Watcher, the [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper god of death]], and are thus generally considered an ill omen. In ''The Baron of Maleperduys'', Hermeline recalls that the castle of Maleperduys had to be cleared of a [[TheSwarm swarm]] of them before Reynard and companions could call it home.
* The Draghkar from ''Literature/WheelofTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' are essentially large werebats.



* The Future Predators, ''Series/{{Primeval}}'''s answer to [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]], are highly evolved flightless bats.
** Appearently inspired on the flightless bats of ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture''.

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* The Future Predators, ''Series/{{Primeval}}'''s answer to [[Series/DoctorWho the Daleks]], are highly evolved flightless bats.
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bats. Apparently inspired on by the flightless bats of ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture''.



* Blackwing, Advent Beast of [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight Len]], aka Kamen Rider Wing Knight, is a rare good example as it serves one of the good guys there.
** His Japanese counterpart [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ren]], aka Kamen Rider Knight has Darkwing, due to them being the original versions of the characters on which Len and Blackwing are based. Darkwing is also a good guy, though this seems to be more out of loyalty to Ren than anything else.

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* Blackwing, Advent Beast of [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight Len]], aka Kamen Rider Wing Knight, is a rare good example as it serves one of the good guys there.
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there. His Japanese counterpart [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ren]], aka Kamen Rider Knight has Darkwing, due to them being the original versions of the characters on which Len and Blackwing are based. Darkwing is also a good guy, though this seems to be more out of loyalty to Ren than anything else.



* The Murcielago from NBC's ''Grimm'' are bat-like Wesen with the ability to emit a screech that can rupture windows, lungs, ear-drums and eyes.

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* The Murcielago from NBC's ''Grimm'' ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' are bat-like Wesen with the ability to emit a screech that can rupture windows, lungs, ear-drums and eyes.






* The pure blood vampires in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' are werebats.
** The first BossFight of ''VideoGame/BloodRayne2'' is against the classic cape-clad Count-type, who could turn into a swarm of [[GoddamnBats unhittable bats]]. Not dangerous by themselves but could stun and knockdown, slowing the climbing/jumping puzzle and making it easier for the Mooks on the ground to ZergRush her.

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* The pure blood vampires in ''VideoGame/BloodRayne'' are werebats.
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werebats. The first BossFight of ''VideoGame/BloodRayne2'' is against the classic cape-clad Count-type, who could turn into a swarm of [[GoddamnBats unhittable bats]]. Not dangerous by themselves but could stun and knockdown, slowing the climbing/jumping puzzle and making it easier for the Mooks on the ground to ZergRush her.



* ''[[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.

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* ''[[NexusWar ''[[VideoGame/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.



* The ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series has a lot of giant bat type enemies (Swoopers, Swampires, Swoopulas, Fangs, etc), most being roughly Mario or playable character sized and in some cases, annoying as they either swoop down or drain Mario's health. Antasma, the primary villain of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', is an anthropomorphic one, and is known as "the Bat King".
** Similarly, the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' series has various kinds of creepy bats, from the annoying flying bomb-shaped bats which explode after attaching themselves to Wario, the bats in ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4'' which turn him into a vampire just by touching him, the ones in Shake It which just swarm him, and whatever the heck Catbat is actually meant to be (some kind of flying cat thing with bat wings for ears, a mechanical bat head on it's head, that floats like a ghost).

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* The ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series has a lot of giant bat type enemies (Swoopers, Swampires, Swoopulas, Fangs, etc), most being roughly Mario or playable character sized and in some cases, annoying as they either swoop down or drain Mario's health. Antasma, the primary villain of ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'', is an anthropomorphic one, and is known as "the Bat King".
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King". Similarly, the ''VideoGame/WarioLand'' series has various kinds of creepy bats, from the annoying flying bomb-shaped bats which explode after attaching themselves to Wario, the bats in ''VideoGame/WarioLand 4'' which turn him into a vampire just by touching him, the ones in Shake It which just swarm him, and whatever the heck Catbat is actually meant to be (some kind of flying cat thing with bat wings for ears, a mechanical bat head on it's head, that floats like a ghost).



* Several of the VideoGame/MightAndMagic games have enemy bats. They are not particularly dangerous, but they ''are'' rather unfriendly (and in ''Might & Magic VII'', the most dangerous variant ''can attack you with fire'').

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* Several of the VideoGame/MightAndMagic ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic'' games have enemy bats. They are not particularly dangerous, but they ''are'' rather unfriendly (and in ''Might & Magic VII'', the most dangerous variant ''can attack you with fire'').



* ''VideoGame/Recettear'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/Chantelise'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': There are bats in caves, that you fight.

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* ''VideoGame/Recettear'': ''VideoGame/{{Recettear|AnItemShopsTale}}'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''VideoGame/Chantelise'': ''VideoGame/{{Chantelise}}'': There are Eyebats, Oculothorax with wings, that shoot magic rings.
* ''AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': There are bats in caves, that you fight.



* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Good Times, Bat Times": Yes, Foxglove is a bat. And yes, she is a witch's familiar. But no, she is anything but horrifying. Instead, she is a cute and lovable bat the size of a chipmunk and in love with Dale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''
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Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Good Times, Bat Times": Yes, Foxglove is a bat. And yes, she is a witch's familiar. But no, she is anything but horrifying. Instead, she is a cute and lovable bat the size of a chipmunk and in love with Dale.



* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': When Kuzco and Pacha are attempting to climb out of the chasm they have fallen into, Kuzco (as a llama) rams his mouth and nose into a small cave opening, which is of course revealed to be full of bats. The bats all immediately attempt to flee, leading to... [[TastesLikeFeet blech!]]



* AncientEvil the Bloodwolf from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' has an army of wolves with bat wings. Given that they come out of a portal to the "Netherwold", they are as close to literally being bats out of hell as it gets.

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* AncientEvil the Bloodwolf from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' has an army of wolves with bat wings. Given that they come out of a portal to the "Netherwold", "Netherworld", they are as close to literally being bats out of hell as it gets.
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