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23rd Apr '17 12:25:52 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries''. Justified somewhat by the fact that they give you All Divides, which are one of the games' most powerful items.

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.''VideoGame/TalesSeries''. Justified somewhat by the fact that they give you All Divides, which are one of the games' most powerful items.
21st Apr '17 9:42:44 AM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' features a variant of the Octorok that wears a fake chest on its head; the chest looks like all the other metals chests that can be yanked out of the ground using Magnesis, except the Octorok's chest is ''not'' magnetic. And wearing the Champion's Tunic will reveal the enemy's health meter.
15th Apr '17 9:22:30 PM Steven
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has treasure coffers in Hullbreaker Isle that can transform into a Mimic which can do a lot of damage and inflict Poison on the party. You have no choice but the fight them since they drop stone tablets that are needed to open a door. Palace of the Dead also has Mimics that can randomly spawn when you try to open a coffer. They still hit hard, but they can also inflict Accursed Pox, which causes damage over time, reduces your strength, and disables your HP from regenerating naturally for ''10 minutes''. You can also get a minion version of the Mimic that is harmless and follows you around like other minions.
13th Apr '17 5:48:10 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' trilogy, as you would expect, has Mimics hiding throughout the world. If you try to open a Mimic, it'll pull you inside its mouth and chew on you, most likely killing you in the process. An awakened Mimic is a powerful but slow enemy, and looks like the [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] with a chest on his head. There are a few ways to tell them apart: Mimics don't [[http://darksouls.wdfiles.com/local--files/enemies/mimic-fake-chest-large.jpg quite get the look right]], they occasionally have to open slightly to take a breath, and if they take damage in any way, they'll abandon the disguise and attack. This can be dangerous though: in later games, attacking a chest can destroy whatever's inside. Hitting the chest with a Lloyd's Talisman/Undead Hunter Cham will also put a Mimic to sleep, allowing you to reach in and take its treasure without it noticing.

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* The ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' trilogy, as you would expect, has Mimics hiding throughout the world. If you try to open a Mimic, it'll pull you inside its mouth and chew on you, most likely killing you in the process. An awakened Mimic is a powerful but slow enemy, and looks like the [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] with a chest on his head. There are a few ways to tell them apart: Mimics don't [[http://darksouls.wdfiles.com/local--files/enemies/mimic-fake-chest-large.jpg quite get the look right]], they occasionally have to open slightly to take a breath, and if they take damage in any way, they'll abandon the disguise and attack. This can be dangerous though: in later games, attacking a chest can destroy whatever's inside. Hitting the chest with a Lloyd's Talisman/Undead Hunter Cham will also put a Mimic to sleep, allowing you to reach in and take its treasure without it noticing.
4th Apr '17 6:08:41 PM nombretomado
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** Not truly a member of this trope, but it is implied that Nimicri, a GeniusLoci found in the ''{{Planescape}}'' campaign that is found in the Chamada layer of Gehenna, might actually be related to mimics, possibly one with divine blood.

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** Not truly a member of this trope, but it is implied that Nimicri, a GeniusLoci found in the ''{{Planescape}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' campaign that is found in the Chamada layer of Gehenna, might actually be related to mimics, possibly one with divine blood.
28th Mar '17 11:35:48 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/ChildOfLight'': "What's inside? Homicide!"
28th Mar '17 4:16:21 PM flameclaw0x7
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A Chest Monster is an enemy or hazard that has disguised itself to look like something positive: as an ally, a SavePoint, or -- in the archetypical example -- a treasure chest. They are frequently called "mimics" for this reason, and are generally stronger (sometimes ''much'' stronger) in battle than the surrounding {{Mooks}} in the area. Sometimes they are ordinary chests with [[SealedEvilInACan a monster locked inside]]. It may or may not be possible to escape from a Chest Monster once it's been disturbed -- you either defeat it, or die trying.

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A Chest Monster is an enemy or hazard that has disguised itself to look like something positive: as an ally, a SavePoint, or -- in the archetypical example -- a treasure chest. They are frequently called "mimics" for this reason, and are generally stronger (sometimes ''much'' stronger) in battle than the surrounding {{Mooks}} in the area. Sometimes they are ordinary chests with [[SealedEvilInACan a monster locked inside]]. It may or may not be possible to escape from a Chest Monster once it's been disturbed -- you either defeat it, or die trying.
trying. For those who can slay these, beating a Chest Monster usually also means they'll drop loot, [[PinataEnemy generally better loot than normal enemies and/or on the same level as a chest]].



Sometimes you ''will'' get something of value if you beat the Chest Monster. See also InexplicableTreasureChests, InnSecurity, and AlluringAnglerfish.

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Sometimes you ''will'' get something of value if you beat the Chest Monster. See also InexplicableTreasureChests, InnSecurity, and AlluringAnglerfish.
18th Mar '17 5:24:48 AM Mooncalf
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* Mimics in ''DungeonMeshi'' are actually a kind of crab that uses treasure chests both for protection (similar to hermit crabs) and as a way to to surprise prey (i.e. adventurers). Justified in that the setting has had dungeons for long enough that it's become a natural environment type, with its own evolutionary niches.
16th Mar '17 11:02:28 PM wolftickets1969
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* Some boxes in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' contain snakes instead of items.

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* Some boxes in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' contain snakes [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes snakes]] instead of items.
6th Mar '17 12:54:16 PM Austin
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* In Dougal Dixon's ''After Man'', the oakleaf toad is this trope for smaller invertebrate-eating animals. Camouflaged by the leaf-like appearance of its body, it lures in prey such as shrews or small birds with its tongue, which resembles an earthworm.

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* In Dougal Dixon's ''After Man'', ''[[Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture After Man]]'', the oakleaf toad is this trope for smaller invertebrate-eating animals. Camouflaged by the leaf-like appearance of its body, it lures in prey such as shrews or small birds with its tongue, which resembles an earthworm.



* BoundByFlame features an enemy in the [[BubblegloopSwamp swamp]] called a Ripper. As one of the characters remarks, "[[VaginaDentata It looks like a...thing]]."

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* BoundByFlame ''VideoGame/BoundByFlame'' features an enemy in the [[BubblegloopSwamp swamp]] called a Ripper. As one of the characters remarks, "[[VaginaDentata It looks like a...thing]]."



* In ''VideoGame/GoldenAxeWarrior'', the later labyrinths have a few treasure chest monsters that try to kill you, though they're not very subtle about it.

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* In ''VideoGame/GoldenAxeWarrior'', ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe Warrior'', the later labyrinths have a few treasure chest monsters that try to kill you, though they're not very subtle about it.
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