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31st May '16 5:24:51 AM Eddy1215
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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} episode, "Phranken-Runt" a female mad scientist (with Bride of a Frankenstien harido) creates a monster Frakenstien dog and tries to give it Runt's brain. She also has a Frakenstein monster rat assiting her.

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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} episode, "Phranken-Runt" a female mad scientist (with Bride of a Frankenstien Frankenstein harido) creates a monster Frakenstien Frankenstein dog and tries to give it Runt's brain. She also has a Frakenstein Frankenstein monster rat assiting her.
30th May '16 10:40:59 PM ClockClockClock
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* In the WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} episode, "Phranken-Runt" a female mad scientist (with Bride of a Frankenstien harido) creates a monster Frakenstien dog and tries to give it Runt's brain. She also has a Frakenstein monster rat assiting her.
26th May '16 9:38:25 AM merotoker
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFAjT8eKfKs Hardee's]]
** [[https://youtu.be/hpHocYT5Gb0?t=14s Hershey Kiss]]



* From the [[HiromuArakawa same creator]] is ''Raiden 18'', a recurring BlackComedy series about a girl who's favorite hobby is creating frankenstein monsters.

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* From the [[HiromuArakawa [[Creator/HiromuArakawa same creator]] is ''Raiden 18'', a recurring BlackComedy series about a girl who's favorite hobby is creating frankenstein monsters.



* There's a 1981 anime adaptation of Shelley's original novel. The monster never gets beyond inarticulate grunting, there's a poorly executed [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Christ metaphor]], and to cap it all off, the ending is pure TraumaCongaLine as [[spoiler:the monster, realizing that he's hurting people, throws himself off a cliff in front of the little girl he befriended. As she's mourning him, her father, one of the people who persecuted the monster, ''shoots himself''. Poor little girl.]] The best place to find this is the Anime Hell panel of several American conventions.

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* There's a 1981 anime adaptation of Shelley's original novel. The monster never gets beyond inarticulate grunting, there's a poorly executed [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Christ metaphor]], and to cap it all off, the ending is pure TraumaCongaLine as [[spoiler:the monster, realizing that he's hurting people, throws himself off a cliff in front of the little girl he befriended. As she's mourning him, her father, one of the people who persecuted the monster, ''shoots himself''. Poor little girl.]] girl]]. The best place to find this is the Anime Hell panel of several American conventions.



* Akim Papladon from ''Manga/BloodLad'' is a artifical demon who is created by Doctor Franken who has screws in his head. Akim steals body parts he likes from other beings and attachs them on his body. [[spoiler:His heart can be transplanted into other corpses.]]

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* Akim Papladon from ''Manga/BloodLad'' is a artifical an artificial demon who is created by Doctor Franken who has screws in his head. Akim steals body parts he likes from other beings and attachs them on his body. [[spoiler:His heart can be transplanted into other corpses.]]



* [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] cartoonist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Briefer Dick Briefer]] had a noteworthy run in the 1940ís/1950ís which went through three distinct changes in style. The first incarnation, beginning in ''Prize Comics'' #7 (1940) presented the creature as a VillainProtagonist of high intellect battling first his own creator and later the superheroic Bulldog Denny. (The monster was eventually defeated by a coalition of Prize Comicsí co-stars in one of the first superhero crossover stories). The tone shifted to humor in ''Frankenstein'' #1 (1945), with stories that could be considered precursors to ''Series/TheMunsters'' and ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''. Finally, in the early 1950ís, with ECComics dominating the market, Briefer returned the monster to his more horrific roots with a memorable re-imagining of the monster as a mute wanderer. Examples of Brieferís work from all three periods can be found at these blogs: Early Horror: [[http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2010/10/frightful-frankenstein-friday.html]]; Humor: [[http://fourcolorshadows.blogspot.com/2010/10/frightful-frankenstein-friday.html]]; Later Horror: [[http://allthingsger.blogspot.com/search/label/Frankenstein]]

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* [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] cartoonist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Briefer Dick Briefer]] had a noteworthy run in the 1940ís/1950ís which went through three distinct changes in style. The first incarnation, beginning in ''Prize Comics'' #7 (1940) presented the creature as a VillainProtagonist of high intellect battling first his own creator and later the superheroic Bulldog Denny. (The monster was eventually defeated by a coalition of Prize Comicsí co-stars in one of the first superhero crossover stories). The tone shifted to humor in ''Frankenstein'' #1 (1945), with stories that could be considered precursors to ''Series/TheMunsters'' and ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''. Finally, in the early 1950ís, with ECComics Creator/ECComics dominating the market, Briefer returned the monster to his more horrific roots with a memorable re-imagining of the monster as a mute wanderer. Examples of Brieferís work from all three periods can be found at these blogs: Early Horror: [[http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2010/10/frightful-frankenstein-friday.html]]; Humor: [[http://fourcolorshadows.blogspot.com/2010/10/frightful-frankenstein-friday.html]]; Later Horror: [[http://allthingsger.blogspot.com/search/label/Frankenstein]]



** In ''Comicbook/DarkReign'', [[spoiler:Comicbook/{{Daken}}, son of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, killed Frank Castle, Comicbook/ThePunisher, and he was resurrected as Franken-Castle, who led the new Monster Squad, with ComicBook/{{Morbius}} the Living Vampire, ComicBook/WerewolfByNight and Comicbook/ManThing, into combat.]]

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** In ''Comicbook/DarkReign'', [[spoiler:Comicbook/{{Daken}}, son of Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}, killed Frank Castle, Comicbook/ThePunisher, and he was resurrected as Franken-Castle, who led the new Monster Squad, with ComicBook/{{Morbius}} the Living Vampire, ComicBook/WerewolfByNight and Comicbook/ManThing, into combat.]]combat]].









** This might be an homage to Paul Wegener's ''Film/TheGolem'' in which the titular clay being befriends a little girl [[spoiler: who, soon afterwards, accidentally kills him by removing the magic star from his chest.]]

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** This might be an homage to Paul Wegener's ''Film/TheGolem'' in which the titular clay being befriends a little girl [[spoiler: who, soon afterwards, accidentally kills him by removing the magic star from his chest.]]chest]].



* ''Frankenstein Unbound'' is a 1990 movie directed by Creator/RogerCorman - and is pretty decent, in an episode-of- ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' -kind of way. The premise is that Shelley's book was an account of real events that took place ... mostly ... but with the added bonus of a weapons scientist from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture appearing in the story, whose story arc parallels that of Frankenstein himself.

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* ''Frankenstein Unbound'' is a 1990 movie directed by Creator/RogerCorman - and is pretty decent, in an episode-of- ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' -kind of way. The premise is that Shelley's book was an account of real events that took place ... mostly ... but with the added bonus of a weapons scientist from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture appearing in the story, whose story arc parallels that of Frankenstein himself.



-->"Let's just say I'm FrankensteinsMonster, and I'm looking for my creator."
* ''Film/IFrankenstein'' has an intelligent and cynical Adam caught up in a war between [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]] and divinely created [[OurGargoylesRock gargoyles.]] In the same irony that the TropeNamer of IAmNotShazam has changed his name to Shazam, Adam takes the name "Frankenstein" in the end via TitleDrop.

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-->"Let's just say I'm FrankensteinsMonster, Frankenstein's Monster, and I'm looking for my creator."
* ''Film/IFrankenstein'' has an intelligent and cynical Adam caught up in a war between [[TheLegionsOfHell demons]] and divinely created [[OurGargoylesRock gargoyles.]] In the same irony that the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} of IAmNotShazam has changed his name to Shazam, Adam takes the name "Frankenstein" in the end via TitleDrop.



* Crosses over with ArtificialZombie in the movie ''Film/FrankensteinsArmy''. The monsters are [[ZombiePirateNinjaRobot undead cyborg super soldiers]] cooked up by the original Dr. Frankenstein's grandson.

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* Crosses over with ArtificialZombie in the movie ''Film/FrankensteinsArmy''. The monsters are [[ZombiePirateNinjaRobot [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead cyborg super soldiers]] cooked up by the original Dr. Frankenstein's grandson.



* Creator/FredSaberhagen's novel ''The Frankenstein Papers'' reveals that [[spoiler:Frankenstein's monster was actually an alien observer who was curious about the deranged doctor's efforts, and who suffered traumatic amnesia after being shocked by the doctor's equipment while investigating the rotting patchwork Frankenstein had assembled; after destroying the original creation while convulsing, the alien passed out on the workbench and was mistaken for the newly-revived construct by the literally-mad doctor. Having no other memory, the alien accepted Frankenstein's explanation of his origins.]]

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* Creator/FredSaberhagen's novel ''The Frankenstein Papers'' reveals that [[spoiler:Frankenstein's monster was actually an alien observer who was curious about the deranged doctor's efforts, and who suffered traumatic amnesia after being shocked by the doctor's equipment while investigating the rotting patchwork Frankenstein had assembled; after destroying the original creation while convulsing, the alien passed out on the workbench and was mistaken for the newly-revived construct by the literally-mad doctor. Having no other memory, the alien accepted Frankenstein's explanation of his origins.]]origins]].



* ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'' has [[spoiler: Agent Franks]], who is ''the'' inspiration for the TropeNamer and TropeMaker and actually met Creator/MaryShelley. He disagrees with some of the novel's things though, saying it makes him sound emo. [[spoiler: Although technically, he's a FallenAngel who took over that body for himself when he found it empty.]]

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* ''Literature/MonsterHunterInternational'' has [[spoiler: Agent Franks]], who is ''the'' inspiration for the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} and TropeMaker {{Trope Maker|s}} and actually met Creator/MaryShelley. He disagrees with some of the novel's things though, saying it makes him sound emo. [[spoiler: Although technically, he's a FallenAngel who took over that body for himself when he found it empty.]]



* ''Series/MadTV'' had a series of sketches featuring 'Funkenstein' in parodies of {{Blaxploitation}} films.

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* ''Series/MadTV'' ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' had a series of sketches featuring 'Funkenstein' in parodies of {{Blaxploitation}} films.



* "Frankenstein" was presented by The National Theatre, starring BenedictCumberbatch and JonnyLeeMiller, the leads alternating the roles of Frankenstein and "The Creature" nightly. Both versions were presented in live simulcasts to movie theaters.

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* "Frankenstein" was presented by The National Theatre, starring BenedictCumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and JonnyLeeMiller, Creator/JonnyLeeMiller, the leads alternating the roles of Frankenstein and "The Creature" nightly. Both versions were presented in live simulcasts to movie theaters.



* Victor von Gerdenheim from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is the monster with a different name and story, as well as the ability to generate electricity. Victor sets out to resurrect his creator's daughter Emily, and in the end does so by sacrificing his own life to "power" her.
** His name could be considered an inversion of the IAmNotShazam issue the monster often faces.

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* Victor von Gerdenheim from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is the monster with a different name and story, as well as the ability to generate electricity. Victor sets out to resurrect his creator's daughter Emily, and in the end does so by sacrificing his own life to "power" her.
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her. His name could be considered an inversion of the IAmNotShazam issue the monster often faces.



* In the ''KingdomHearts'' series, whenever he is in [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Halloween Town]], {{Goofy}} will take on an appearance similar to Frankenstein's Monster, including a screw coming out of his head. This fits the tune of [[{{MonsterMash}} popular monsters]] that the trio become, since in this world, Sora is a [[{{OurVampiresAreDifferent}} vampire]] and Donald is wrapped like a [[{{Mummy}} mummy]].

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* In the ''KingdomHearts'' series, whenever he is in [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Halloween Town]], {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} will take on an appearance similar to Frankenstein's Monster, including a screw coming out of his head. This fits the tune of [[{{MonsterMash}} [[MonsterMash popular monsters]] that the trio become, since in this world, Sora is a [[{{OurVampiresAreDifferent}} [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]] and Donald is wrapped like a [[{{Mummy}} mummy]].{{mummy}}.



* Kanji's halloween outfit in ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'' resembles this trope.

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* Kanji's halloween Halloween outfit in ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' resembles this trope.



* Apparently Dr. Frankenstein [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5092717/ was]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5151206/ quite]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5155249/ busy]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5156246/ in]] ''Webcomic/TheKAMics''

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* Apparently Dr. Frankenstein [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5092717/ was]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5151206/ quite]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5155249/ busy]] [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/The_KAMics/5156246/ in]] ''Webcomic/TheKAMics''''Webcomic/{{The KAMics}}''



* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Why a Gorilla?", a young Dr. [=McNinja=] acting travels to a jungle village called Gagibuzo to [[VampireHunter hunt]] a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire gorilla]]. It turns out that the whole village is inhabited by gorillas. It also turns out that [[spoiler: the gorilla vampire was destroyed long ago, and the SerialKiller pretending to be him is a gorilla doctor who steals parts of gorilla bodies in an effort to keep his dead wife alive. The result is a creature with all too many body parts that Dr. [=McNinja=] refers to as "a Frankenstein"; she's supposedly powered by a car battery, but Dr. [=McNinja=] heavily suspects she only lives because of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.]]

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* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Why a Gorilla?", a young Dr. [=McNinja=] acting travels to a jungle village called Gagibuzo to [[VampireHunter hunt]] a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire gorilla]]. It turns out that the whole village is inhabited by gorillas. It also turns out that [[spoiler: the gorilla vampire was destroyed long ago, and the SerialKiller pretending to be him is a gorilla doctor who steals parts of gorilla bodies in an effort to keep his dead wife alive. The result is a creature with all too many body parts that Dr. [=McNinja=] refers to as "a Frankenstein"; she's supposedly powered by a car battery, but Dr. [=McNinja=] heavily suspects she only lives because of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.]]ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve]].



* The Emmy nominated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTEFay_286U "The Monster Of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein"]] has ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s ancestors creating a Frankenstein version of [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi Perry.]]

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* The Emmy nominated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTEFay_286U "The "[[Recap/PhineasAndFerbTheMonsterOfPhineasNFerbenstein The Monster Of Phineas-n-Ferbenstein"]] Phineas-n-Ferbenstein]]" has ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb's ancestors creating a Frankenstein version of [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi Perry.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' has Elsa Frankenteen, the daughter of Frankenteen Senior.

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* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
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''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'' has Elsa Frankenteen, the daughter of Frankenteen Senior.
16th May '16 9:42:08 AM VVK
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* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Why a Gorilla?", a young Dr. [=McNinja=] acting travels to a jungle village called Gagibuzo to [[VampireHunter hunt]] a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire gorilla]]. It turns out that the whole village is inhabited by gorillas. It also turns out that [[spoiler: the gorilla vampire was destroyed long ago, and the SerialKiller pretending to be him is a gorilla doctor who steals parts of gorilla bodies in an effort to keep his dead wife alive. The result is a creature with all too many body parts that Dr. [=Mcninja=] refers to as "a Frankenstein"; she's supposedly powered by a car battery, but Dr. [=McNinja=] heavily suspects she only lives because of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.]]

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* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Why a Gorilla?", a young Dr. [=McNinja=] acting travels to a jungle village called Gagibuzo to [[VampireHunter hunt]] a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire gorilla]]. It turns out that the whole village is inhabited by gorillas. It also turns out that [[spoiler: the gorilla vampire was destroyed long ago, and the SerialKiller pretending to be him is a gorilla doctor who steals parts of gorilla bodies in an effort to keep his dead wife alive. The result is a creature with all too many body parts that Dr. [=Mcninja=] [=McNinja=] refers to as "a Frankenstein"; she's supposedly powered by a car battery, but Dr. [=McNinja=] heavily suspects she only lives because of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.]]
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* In ''WebComic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', in the story "Why a Gorilla?", a young Dr. [=McNinja=] acting travels to a jungle village called Gagibuzo to [[VampireHunter hunt]] a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire gorilla]]. It turns out that the whole village is inhabited by gorillas. It also turns out that [[spoiler: the gorilla vampire was destroyed long ago, and the SerialKiller pretending to be him is a gorilla doctor who steals parts of gorilla bodies in an effort to keep his dead wife alive. The result is a creature with all too many body parts that Dr. [=Mcninja=] refers to as "a Frankenstein"; she's supposedly powered by a car battery, but Dr. [=McNinja=] heavily suspects she only lives because of ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve.]]
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* Gwynn's "Clutter Monster" from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', a magical golem created out of all the clutter filling her apartment.
27th Apr '16 3:17:12 PM Drope
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The name of the monster himself is up for debate. Popular culture and even a couple of the movies just go ahead and refer to him as "Frankenstein" because he's a sort of "offspring" of the doctor. Originally, his name is ''Adam,'' at least [[AllThereInTheManual according to readings given by]] Shelley during her lifetime. In the text of the book itself, though, he is generally referred to as "the creature" or "the daemon" (Frankenstein didn't care about him enough to give him a name, and since the creature never made any friends, he didn't bother to name himself). See also DrFakenstein.

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The name of the monster himself is up for debate. Popular culture and even a couple of the movies just go ahead and refer to him as "Frankenstein" because he's a sort of "offspring" of the doctor. Originally, his name is ''Adam,'' at least [[AllThereInTheManual according to readings given by]] Shelley during her lifetime. In the text of the book itself, though, he is generally referred to as "the creature" or "the daemon" (Frankenstein didn't care about him enough to give him a name, and since the creature never made any friends, he didn't bother to name himself). See also DrFakenstein.
DrFakenstein for cases where this naming issue is [[AvertedTrope averted]].
27th Apr '16 3:15:54 PM Drope
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The name of the monster himself is up for debate. Popular culture and even a couple of the movies just go ahead and refer to him as "Frankenstein" because he's a sort of "offspring" of the doctor. Originally, his name is ''Adam,'' at least [[AllThereInTheManual according to readings given by]] Shelley during her lifetime. In the text of the book itself, though, he is generally referred to as "the creature" or "the daemon" (Frankenstein didn't care about him enough to give him a name, and since the creature never made any friends, he didn't bother to name himself).

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The name of the monster himself is up for debate. Popular culture and even a couple of the movies just go ahead and refer to him as "Frankenstein" because he's a sort of "offspring" of the doctor. Originally, his name is ''Adam,'' at least [[AllThereInTheManual according to readings given by]] Shelley during her lifetime. In the text of the book itself, though, he is generally referred to as "the creature" or "the daemon" (Frankenstein didn't care about him enough to give him a name, and since the creature never made any friends, he didn't bother to name himself).
himself). See also DrFakenstein.
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[[folder: Pinball]]
* Not only is the Monster is the lead keyboard player for the band in ''Pinball/MonsterBash'', but awakening him from the slab is a requisite for getting the band back together.
-->"It's ALIVE!"
* In ''Pinball/ElviraAndThePartyMonsters,'' he's one of the guests at Elvira's midnight barbecue.
[[/folder]]
25th Apr '16 1:20:47 AM dvorak
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* Crosses over with ArtificialZombie in the movie ''Film/FrankensteinsArmy''. The monsters are [[ZombiePirateNinjaRobot undead cyborg super soldiers]] cooked up by the original Dr. Frankenstein's grandson.
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