History Main / GodDamnedBats

28th Mar '16 7:49:48 AM Soldancer
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Note that this designation applies to ''any'' type of ''non-threatening enemy'' whose purpose is to stall and harass the player. [=Goddamned=] Bats are common in {{Platformer}}s, where they enjoy disturbing precision jumping.

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Note that this designation applies to ''any'' type of ''non-threatening enemy'' whose purpose is to stall and harass the player. [=Goddamned=] Bats are common in {{Platformer}}s, where they enjoy [[LedgeBats disturbing precision jumping.
jumping]].
5th Jan '16 5:43:05 PM ironcommando
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** GoddamnedBats/KingdomRush
7th Dec '15 7:27:11 PM Galacton
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They don't have to be bats. The best definition of the Goddamned Bats trope is that they are not only common enemies that will swarm you, and they are not only pathetically easy to kill on their own, but they take no skill to defeat, in [[RolePlayingGames RPGs]] they don't provide much (if any) experience or gold when beaten, and are sometimes flat-out annoying. A famous example of this are the Zubats in the Pokemon series.

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They don't have to be bats. The best definition of the Goddamned Bats trope is that they are not only common enemies that will swarm you, and they are not only pathetically easy to kill on their own, but they take no skill to defeat, in [[RolePlayingGames RPGs]] they don't provide much (if any) experience or gold when beaten, and are sometimes flat-out annoying. A famous example of this are the Zubats is Zubat in the Pokemon series.
series which were found in nearly every cave in the first 4 games and liked to inflict various StandardStatusEffects on the player before going down.



* In platform games, character {{knockback}} can be exploited by LedgeBats.
* If the game relies heavily on RespawningEnemies.

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* In LedgeBats in platform games, character which exist to exploit {{knockback}} can be exploited by LedgeBats.
* If
and send the game relies heavily on RespawningEnemies.character off the nearest cliff.
* The enemy [[RespawningEnemies respawns]] quickly and/or in large numbers.



* If the battle becomes disrupted by technical issues, like a CameraScrew.

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* If the battle becomes disrupted by technical issues, like a CameraScrew.
The enemy is very fast or small and hard to hit.
* The enemy can [[BanditMook steal players items]].
7th Dec '15 5:13:09 PM Galacton
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Other following factors can contribute to a game having Goddamned Bats:

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Other following factors can contribute to making an enemy a game having Goddamned Bats:
Bat:
7th Dec '15 5:02:59 PM Galacton
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They probably ain't gonna ''kill'' you like them DemonicSpiders over there, but they're certainly going to harass you and slow you down, making it easier for something ''else'' to kill you.

Almost every video game has them. These are the enemies that are just a speed bump, even if they are not outright dangerous. They're not difficult to defeat, but because of the frequency with which they appear, they can become a significant hindrance to the player, and they usually don't give you enough of a reward to make fighting them truly worth it, either. Even the [[MadeOfExplodium explosion]] made by killing them is paltry compared to other enemies.

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Weak enemies that exist primarily to annoy the player character. They probably ain't aren't gonna ''kill'' you like them DemonicSpiders over there, you, but they're certainly going to harass you and slow you down, making it easier for something ''else'' to kill you.

Almost every video game has them. These are the enemies that are just a speed bump, even if they are not outright dangerous. They're not difficult to defeat, but because of the [[ZergRush frequency with which they appear, appear]], they can become a significant hindrance to the player, and they usually don't give you enough of a reward to make fighting them truly worth it, either. Even the [[MadeOfExplodium explosion]] made by killing them is paltry compared to other enemies.



They don't have to be bats. The best definition of the Goddamned Bats trope is that they are not only common enemies that will swamp you, and they are not only disgustingly easy to kill on their own, but they are also unsatisfying to fight - they take no skill to defeat, in [[RolePlayingGames RPGs]] they don't provide much (if any) experience or gold when beaten, and they aren't even particularly interesting as enemies, and are sometimes flat-out annoying. A famous example of this are the Zubats in the Pokemon series.

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They don't have to be bats. The best definition of the Goddamned Bats trope is that they are not only common enemies that will swamp swarm you, and they are not only disgustingly pathetically easy to kill on their own, but they are also unsatisfying to fight - they take no skill to defeat, in [[RolePlayingGames RPGs]] they don't provide much (if any) experience or gold when beaten, and they aren't even particularly interesting as enemies, and are sometimes flat-out annoying. A famous example of this are the Zubats in the Pokemon series.



See GoddamnedBoss for bosses with these characteristics. Compare TheUsualAdversaries. For literal bats that God has damned, see BatOutOfHell.

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See GoddamnedBoss for bosses with these characteristics. Compare TheUsualAdversaries.TheSwarm. For literal bats that God has damned, see BatOutOfHell.
23rd Oct '15 4:24:36 AM AgProv
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* The flocks of birds in both the book and film of ''Literature/LordOfTheRings''. Specifically the ''crebain'', used by Saruman as his eyes and ears to track down the Fellowship in the high mountains. In both portrayals, Aragorn realises the danger of the flocking crows and has the fellowship stamp out fires and go to cover. (In the film, the crebain detect the fellowship and give Saruman the information he needs to turn the mountain passes against them).
1st Jun '15 11:47:24 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''MoonCrest24'', Morchego regurgitates bat-like creatures to attack Daniel.
* ''{{AdventureDennis}}'' is attacked by bats at least once per level/chapter.

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* In ''MoonCrest24'', ''Webcomic/MoonCrest24'', Morchego regurgitates bat-like creatures to attack Daniel.
* ''{{AdventureDennis}}'' ''Webcomic/{{AdventureDennis}}'' is attacked by bats at least once per level/chapter.
21st May '15 7:23:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Homestuck}}'' has [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004566 imps]], [[FromBadToWorse which become]] [[spoiler:[[BossInMooksClothing Bosses in Mooks Clothing]] after Jade prototypes her kernelsprite]].

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* ''{{Homestuck}}'' ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004566 imps]], [[FromBadToWorse which become]] [[spoiler:[[BossInMooksClothing Bosses in Mooks Clothing]] after Jade prototypes her kernelsprite]].
21st Jan '15 10:13:22 PM KingClark
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[[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobin They're the goddamn bats, man.]]

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[[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobin [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder They're the goddamn bats, man.]]
21st Jan '15 10:13:03 PM KingClark
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[[FrankMiller They're the goddamn bats, man.]]

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[[FrankMiller [[ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobin They're the goddamn bats, man.]]
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