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24th Jun '16 3:24:55 PM Lopiny
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* The Spathi of ''VideoGame/StarControl'' are these ridiculous clam creatures who live in perpetual fear of virtually everything. They also advanced from the Bronze Age into the Atomic Age in under a century in response to the arrival of the Evil Ones, and a Spathi Eluder is one of the best ships in the game.

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* The Spathi of ''VideoGame/StarControl'' has its fair share of ridiculous aliens who are much more dangerous than they seem.
** The Spathi
are these ridiculous clam creatures who live in perpetual fear of virtually everything. They also advanced from the Bronze Age into the Atomic Age in under a century in response to the arrival of the Evil Ones, Ones (they wanted to escape to the Moon, you see), and a Spathi Eluder is one of the best ships in the game.game as long as you fight like a Spathi (AKA running away the entire time (they're extra-fast), blindly firing homing missiles behind you, while the decoy crew compartments soak up all the damage). A human veteran of a war against them compared them to "mobile, cowardly clams armed with howitzers".
** Orz are weird ''things'' that look like floating parrot faces, with a StarfishLanguage so alien your translator needs to make guesses, which leads to insanely strange conversations about *parties* and *campers*. They're also one of the few races confirmed to have entirely wiped out another, and [[spoiler: are, as a whole, just one creature; each individual Orz is just one of its *fingers* in this dimension]].
** Pkunk are essentially a pacifistic offshoot of a species of proud warriors, that devolved into space hippies with a fondness for word salad metaphors, visions about mundane stuff and arguing with the supposed spirits giving them their visions. Some of their beliefs are very real, however, including the one about reincarnation; this manifests in their ships, which are already decent and charge their power by having their crew ''insult you'', can spontaneously resurrect themselves after getting destroyed. Not a good idea to get on their bad side.
** Thraddash would seem like ineffective brutes; they themselves tell you they're on their 19th attempt at having a civilization (they nuked themselves to hell 18 times already), and they lose more ships to infighting than to the enemy. However, their Torch ships have ''vicious'' afterburners that make them impossible to even touch if properly controlled, and their bullets, while weak, cannot be blocked by anything. Hence, a competent pilot can kill ''anything'' through DeathOfAThousandCuts and be untouchable in return.
** The Utwig are essentially space emos, due to entering a collective depression after breaking their beloved artifact (the Ultron). Even before that, they were silly, what with having a culture revolving around expressing ''every'' emotion through a mask, including those involving bodily excretions (they burned them all aside from their mask of ultimate shame to atone). They're also one of the most formidable races out there, having ships with absorbing DeflectorShields that make them almost indestructible if properly used. This is even shown in-game, if you fix the Ultron; they join the war, and proceed to hold off the Kor-Ah (your main antagonists) for an entire ''year'' where most other races couldn't do anything other than get wrecked.
18th Jun '16 1:25:50 AM DarkHunter
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** His brother Papyrus also fits the trope, although on a lesser scale. When introduced, he's a bumbler whose unrelenting naivete and obsessions with puzzles and spaghetti hinder his goal of joining the Royal Guard. He repeatedly tries to capture you with tricks and traps throughout Snowdin, with no success. Even when he decides to fight you himself, his attacks are inaccurate, he's easily distracted by flirting, and his supposedly legendary "Blue Attack" is totally ineffective...[[spoiler: until [[UnexpectedGameplayChange gravity kicks in]]. What follows, although not on the level of most of the late-game fights, is one of the game's first real challenges]].

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** His brother Papyrus also fits the trope, although on a lesser scale. When introduced, he's a bumbler whose unrelenting naivete and obsessions with puzzles and spaghetti hinder his goal of joining the Royal Guard. He repeatedly tries to capture you with tricks and traps throughout Snowdin, with no success. Even when he decides to fight you himself, his attacks are inaccurate, he's easily distracted by flirting, and his supposedly legendary "Blue Attack" is totally ineffective...[[spoiler: until [[UnexpectedGameplayChange gravity kicks in]]. What follows, although not on the level of most of the late-game fights, is one of the game's first real challenges]]. Indeed, if you compare stats, Papyrus is, going by raw strength, the third most powerful monster in the Underground (and yes, that means he's stronger than Undyne).
18th Jun '16 1:22:54 AM DarkHunter
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** Sans is introduced as a terrifying presence stalking you through the woods...up until he lets loose with a ridiculous "whoopee cushion in the hand" gag. From that point on, he presents himself as a lazy, laid-back comic relief character who'd rather hang out with you at the local restaurant than actually do his job. As he eventually confesses, he even promised [[spoiler: Toriel]] he'd watch over and protect you...[[spoiler:and if it hadn't been for that promise, [[MoodWhiplash he would have killed you when he first laid eyes on you.]]]] It's implied he knows ''far'' more about the situation than he lets on, and if you kill every single encounter up to the endgame, [[spoiler: he becomes an extremely tough '''FinalBoss''']].

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** Sans is introduced as a terrifying presence stalking you through the woods...up until he lets loose with a ridiculous "whoopee cushion in the hand" gag. From that point on, he presents himself as a lazy, laid-back comic relief character who'd rather hang out with you at the local restaurant than actually do his job. As he eventually confesses, he even promised [[spoiler: Toriel]] he'd watch over and protect you...[[spoiler:and if it hadn't been for that promise, [[MoodWhiplash he would have killed you when he first laid eyes on you.]]]] It's implied he knows ''far'' more about the situation than he lets on, and if even Flowey, in certain lines, admits he's terrified of Sans, and considers him the most dangerous monster in the Underground. [[spoiler:If you kill every single encounter up to absolutely everyone you run across, you find out why. ''Painfully''. Sans will decide that he can't ignore such a threat, and fight you himself. He is, by a wide margin, the endgame, [[spoiler: he becomes an extremely tough '''FinalBoss''']].most difficult challenge in the game.]]
15th Jun '16 11:26:22 PM DoctorTItanX
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** Giselle Gewelle from [[spoiler: the Vandenreich]] as well. She is a cheerful young woman who likes to make silly faces and snark at her friends. She's also a [[CombatPragmatist ruthless fighter]] who is remorseles when using her BloodMagic powers to force a bunch of soldiers to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]].

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** Giselle Gewelle from [[spoiler: the Vandenreich]] as well. She is a cheerful young woman who likes to make silly faces and snark at her friends. She's also a [[CombatPragmatist ruthless fighter]] who is remorseles remorseless when using her BloodMagic powers to force a bunch of soldiers to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]].
13th Jun '16 9:39:00 PM Yuihime
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** Sliske looks and acts like a hunchbacked snarky clown when he's not [[DealWithTheDevil double-dealing]] or outright forcibly controlling mortals into becoming his [[TragicMonster undead thralls]], [[spoiler: murdering Guthix]], [[spoiler: kidnapping Death and the Dragonkin to bring about a new God War]], or [[spoiler: urging you to cripple Zaros, ''his own patron god'']]. Possibly the worst part is that he manages to be [[BlackComedy darkly hilarious]] even while committing the aforementioned atrocities.
13th Jun '16 5:26:57 PM Eddy1215
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Often achieved by way of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Compare HarmlessVillain and NotSoHarmlessVillain. Also compare FightingClown. Contrast MilesGloriosus. May overlap with {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, at least by appearances. If it's this same silliness that makes them dangerous, it may overlap with CrazyAwesome. May make you liable to ThreatBackfire. See also BewareTheNiceOnes if they're kind and caring and BewareTheQuietOnes if they're known for their near silence.

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Often achieved by way of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Can be a variation of UnderestimatingBadassery. Compare HarmlessVillain and NotSoHarmlessVillain. Also compare FightingClown. Contrast MilesGloriosus. May overlap with {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, at least by appearances. If it's this same silliness that makes them dangerous, it may overlap with CrazyAwesome. May make you liable to ThreatBackfire. See also BewareTheNiceOnes if they're kind and caring and BewareTheQuietOnes if they're known for their near silence.
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9th Jun '16 4:15:07 PM DoctorTItanX
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** Giselle Gewelle from [[spoiler: the Vandenreich]] as well. She is a cheerful young woman who likes to make silly faces and snark at her friends. She's also a [[CombatPragmatist ruthless fighter]] who has no remorse when using her BloodMagic powers to force a bunch of soldiers to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]].
** The [[spoiler: Royal Guard]] also qualify for this trope: the five main members are all very flamboyant and seem to enjoy confusing people or acting as a BunnyEarsLawyer. With that said, they are also all [[spoiler: former captains promoted to protect the Spirit King, and the five alone are apparently more powerful then the [[OneManArmy entirety of the Gotei 13 put together.]]]]

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** Giselle Gewelle from [[spoiler: the Vandenreich]] as well. She is a cheerful young woman who likes to make silly faces and snark at her friends. She's also a [[CombatPragmatist ruthless fighter]] who has no remorse is remorseles when using her BloodMagic powers to force a bunch of soldiers to [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]].
** The [[spoiler: Royal Guard]] also qualify for this trope: the five main members are all very flamboyant and seem to enjoy confusing people or acting as a BunnyEarsLawyer. With that said, they are also all [[spoiler: former captains promoted to protect the Spirit King, and the five alone are apparently more powerful then than the [[OneManArmy entirety of the Gotei 13 put together.]]]]
8th Jun '16 4:14:45 PM Lopiny
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* Clan Malkavian from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' is one and all incurably insane in some form or another. Some insanities may be "harmless," but the nutjobs are still vampires with all the inhuman strength and resilience that entails. If the guy babbling in the corner thinks you're interrupting the conversation with the voices in his head, they might convince him to tear your arms out and beat you to death with the wet ends.

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* Clan Malkavian from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' is one and all incurably insane in some form or another. Some insanities may be "harmless," but the nutjobs are still vampires with all the inhuman strength and resilience that entails. If the guy babbling in the corner thinks you're interrupting the conversation with the voices in his head, they might convince him to tear your arms out and beat you to death with the wet ends. Oh, and one of their clan skills, the one that scares the hell out of other clans, is to [[MindRape "share" their madness with you]] if they feel like doing so, which makes the aforementioned death look preferable.
7th Jun '16 6:07:21 PM Taskmaster123
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** Several characters have commented that it's a good thing that he ''is'' a silly one, and also genuinely tries to do the right thing (although his insanity means that his definition of the right thing is probably not shared by everyone else), and will not harm innocent people or allow them to be harmed. If he had Sabretooth's or Bullseye's personality his body count would be astronomically higher and consist mostly of innocent people...
7th Jun '16 6:46:25 AM Woggs123
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** UpToEleven in ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' where Daffy is captain of a military starship.
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