History Main / GreatGazoo

27th Apr '16 11:31:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* God, in the ''Film/OhGod'' films.
* Fred from ''Film/DropDeadFred''.
* The Ghost With the Most himself, Film/{{Beetlejuice}}.
* The Djinn from the ''Film/{{Wishmaster}}'' films is a far more malevolent version.

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* %%* God, in the ''Film/OhGod'' films.
* %%* Fred from ''Film/DropDeadFred''.
* %%* The Ghost With the Most himself, Film/{{Beetlejuice}}.
* %%* The Djinn from the ''Film/{{Wishmaster}}'' films is a far more malevolent version.



* Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.

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* %%* Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.



* Q from the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise. The Holodeck might also potentially be seen as an instance.
** Trelane, in the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries ST:TOS]] episode "The Squire of Gothos".
* Mork, in his original appearance on ''HappyDays''.
* Every witch on ''Series/{{Bewitched}}.''

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* %%* Q from the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise. The Holodeck might also potentially be seen as an instance.
** %%** Trelane, in the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries ST:TOS]] episode "The Squire of Gothos".
* %%* Mork, in his original appearance on ''HappyDays''.
* %%* Every witch on ''Series/{{Bewitched}}.''



[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* This trope seems to have originated in [[OralTradition Mythology]], making this trope at least OlderThanFeudalism:
** [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]]
** [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki]]
** [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Susanoo]]
** [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology Coyote]]
** Anansi
** [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Mercury/Hermes and son, Pan]]
** Eris
** Eshu/Exu
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At%C3%AB Atë]].
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[[folder:Myths %%[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* %%* This trope seems to have originated in [[OralTradition Mythology]], making this trope at least OlderThanFeudalism:
** %%** [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest Sun Wukong]]
** %%** [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki]]
** %%** [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Susanoo]]
** %%** [[Myth/NativeAmericanMythology Coyote]]
** %%** Anansi
** %%** [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Mercury/Hermes and son, Pan]]
** %%** Eris
** %%** Eshu/Exu
** %%** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At%C3%AB Atë]].
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* minus from ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}''
* Lord Sykos from ''Webcomic/TheWotch''.
* Nesariel from ''Webcomic/AutumnBay''

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* %%* minus from ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}''
* %%* Lord Sykos from ''Webcomic/TheWotch''.
* %%* Nesariel from ''Webcomic/AutumnBay''



* Sun Wu Kong appears him/herself in WhateleyUniverse.

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* %%* Sun Wu Kong appears him/herself in WhateleyUniverse.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' - Ms. Frizzle. Who is also InexplicablyAwesome.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' - Ms. Frizzle. Who is also InexplicablyAwesome.



* The title-characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' definitely qualify.
** Also some other magical creatures that have shown up throughout the series like genies, pixies, and anti-fairies.
* The animated version of WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}.

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* %%* The title-characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' definitely qualify.
** %%** Also some other magical creatures that have shown up throughout the series like genies, pixies, and anti-fairies.
* %%* The animated version of WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}.



* ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' get one in 'Mr. Ogg Goes To Town'.
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''

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* %%* ''[[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' get one in 'Mr. Ogg Goes To Town'.
* %%* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''
26th Apr '16 12:11:02 AM aye_amber
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* {{Bjork}}, as depicted in "The Bjork Show" at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.

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[[folder:Web Original]]
[[folder: Web Original]]

* {{Bjork}}, Music/{{Bjork}}, as depicted in "The Bjork Show" at Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.



* Thanks to the great powers and incomprehensible natures, certain Transapients and Archailects have been considered to be these in ''OrionsArm'', in the eyes of ordinary modosophonts.

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* Thanks to the great powers and incomprehensible natures, certain Transapients and Archailects have been considered to be these in ''OrionsArm'', ''OrionsArm,'' in the eyes of ordinary modosophonts.
24th Apr '16 6:05:11 AM NYKevin
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** Gargoyles had quite a few demigods and deities, thanks to its [[FantasyKitchenSink setting]]. Some of those characters might qualify as Great Gazoos, such as Coyote. Loki did not appear, but it seems likely he would have been under consideration at some point given the wide variety of mythologies in play.
19th Mar '16 9:13:55 AM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 11:32:30 AM narm00
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'' has, of course, a CaptainErsatz Mr Mxyzptlk calls Szasz, the Sprite Supreme. There's also Nite-Mite and Qyrk, who bedevil Batman and Aquaman counterparts Professor Night and Roy Roman.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supreme}}'' has, of course, a CaptainErsatz Mr Mxyzptlk calls called Szasz, the Sprite Supreme. There's also Nite-Mite and Qyrk, who bedevil Batman and Aquaman counterparts Professor Night and Roy Roman.



* Xibalba from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', his profile described him as a "mischievous trickster" and that he likes to interfere in the lives of mortals.

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* Xibalba from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''; his profile described him as a "mischievous trickster" and that he likes to interfere in the lives of mortals.



* Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''AMidsummerNightsDream''.

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* Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''AMidsummerNightsDream''.''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.



* Tom Bombadil, in ''[[LordoftheRings The Lord of the Rings]]''. Tom is so powerful that he is able to wear the One Ring and give it up freely without a thought, but spends most of his time wandering in the Old Forest and whimsically singing about himself, and is said by Gandalf to be capable of withstanding an assault by any force of the world, unless they were [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope all allied against him]]. He provides a convenient plot device to allow the hobbits to escape the Barrow Wights and take their swords (which later prove [[ChekhovsGun essential to the story]], since the swords are the only thing deadly to Nazgûl).

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* Tom Bombadil, in ''[[LordoftheRings The Lord of the Rings]]''.''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Tom is so powerful that he is able to wear the One Ring and give it up freely without a thought, but spends most of his time wandering in the Old Forest and whimsically singing about himself, and is said by Gandalf to be capable of withstanding an assault by any force of the world, unless they were [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope all allied against him]]. He provides a convenient plot device to allow the hobbits to escape the Barrow Wights and take their swords (which later prove [[ChekhovsGun essential to the story]], since the swords are the only thing deadly to Nazgûl).



* [[CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] is basically what happens when this role is played [[DarkerAndEdgier dead serious]] by [[EldritchAbomination an atrocious space god]] [[ForTheEvulz who enjoys tormenting the insects called "humans"]] as versus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality being too busy not not caring]] like most of his peers.

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* [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]] is basically what happens when this role is played [[DarkerAndEdgier dead serious]] by [[EldritchAbomination an atrocious space god]] [[ForTheEvulz who enjoys tormenting the insects called "humans"]] as versus [[BlueAndOrangeMorality being too busy not not caring]] like most of his peers.
19th Jan '16 1:36:46 AM DannWoolf
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* The puck (or Robin Goodfellow) in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''AMidsummerNightsDream''.

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* The puck Puck (or Robin Goodfellow) in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''AMidsummerNightsDream''.
15th Jan '16 5:39:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Cosmic Imp in ''MutantsAndMasterminds''.

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* The Cosmic Imp in ''MutantsAndMasterminds''.''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''.



** In the HaltEvilDoer! setting, the resident cosmic imp is Mr. Hoppy, a demonic cartoon KillerRabbit who happens to rule Hell.
* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Chaos God Tzeentch fits this to a T]]. And then immediately warps the T into a shifting, mutated monstrosity to slaughter billions of Imperial Guard.

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** In the HaltEvilDoer! TabletopGame/HaltEvilDoer! setting, the resident cosmic imp is Mr. Hoppy, a demonic cartoon KillerRabbit who happens to rule Hell.
* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
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Chaos God Tzeentch fits this to a T]].T. And then immediately warps the T into a shifting, mutated monstrosity to slaughter billions of Imperial Guard.
8th Jan '16 2:15:22 PM nighttrainfm
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** The Doctor himself -- a rare example where the Great Gazoo is the main character.

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** The Doctor himself -- a rare example where the Great Gazoo is the main character. His personal abilities aren't at the normal level of this trope, but he can turn up anywhere in time and space and seriously enjoys messing with people.
2nd Jan '16 6:05:19 AM AsherTye
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** The Filmation version had a similar plot, though in this case it was a medallion rather than a wand. When Orko got it back, magic was quite impressive. Unfortunately resolving the episode's plot required him to give it up again.
25th Dec '15 5:43:19 PM nombretomado
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** In the GoldenAge, Mxyztplk (note the spelling) was in his own dimension a mere court jester to his world's king. Also during this era, saying his name backwards wasn't just his own weakness; ''anyone'' who said Mxyztplk's name backwards would be sent to the fifth dimension.
** One SilverAge story had Superman turn the tables by traveling to the Fifth Dimension and using his superpowers to prank Mxy exactly the same way he normally does on Earth. Mxy attempts to get rid of Supes by getting him to say "Namrepus", but it doesn't work; after he decides he's had enough fun, he goes home by saying "Le-Lak".

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** In the GoldenAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}}, Mxyztplk (note the spelling) was in his own dimension a mere court jester to his world's king. Also during this era, saying his name backwards wasn't just his own weakness; ''anyone'' who said Mxyztplk's name backwards would be sent to the fifth dimension.
** One SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] story had Superman turn the tables by traveling to the Fifth Dimension and using his superpowers to prank Mxy exactly the same way he normally does on Earth. Mxy attempts to get rid of Supes by getting him to say "Namrepus", but it doesn't work; after he decides he's had enough fun, he goes home by saying "Le-Lak".
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