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8th Nov '16 6:49:14 AM Medinoc
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*** Many reports of Ork Kommandos tend to elicit disbelief from most combatants, as they assume that Orks are just too impetuous, bumbling and stupid to care about stealth or subterfuge, nevermind employ it with any degree of effectiveness (to be fair, this is true). However, Snikrot, leader of the Red Skull Kommandos of Armageddon, is an utter genius at sneaky warfare, even by ''human'' standards.

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*** Many reports of Ork Kommandos tend to elicit disbelief from most combatants, as they assume that Orks are just too impetuous, bumbling and stupid to care about stealth or subterfuge, nevermind employ it with any degree of effectiveness (to be fair, this is true).true of most of them, the Blood Axes clan being the exception). However, Snikrot, leader of the Red Skull Kommandos of Armageddon, is an utter genius at sneaky warfare, even by ''human'' standards.
7th Nov '16 10:45:51 PM BattleMaster
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* Sharks and rays are also highly intelligent, on the level of most mammals. Stingrays have been known to use tools and sharks will often join forces to hunt.

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* Sharks and rays are also highly intelligent, on the level of most mammals. Stingrays have been known to use tools and sharks will often join forces to hunt. Some species will hunt in highly coordinated packs: in one incident in New Zealand, a dive team was studying broadnose sevengill sharks when one made a [[WeNeedADistraction very obvious]] threatening movement toward one of the divers. When the dive team focused on it, [[OhCrap another shark tried to attack them from behind]]. Fortunately, no one was injured but they had to review their safety precautions after that.
12th Oct '16 9:45:16 AM batmany
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** Large pythons, boas, and even king cobras have been documented being capable of recognizing their owners. Studies have shown that a snake is less likely to bite someone its familiar with than someone they don't know.


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* Puffer fish are quite intelligent. They are capable of recognizing the faces (and possibly voices) of their owners, and can be taught basic tricks (For example, going to a certain part of their tank to get food).
** Not only are they smart, but they can be rather artistic too. The male of one species native to Japan is known to build elaborate [[http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/480xn/p02c72bf.jpg circular nests.]] These nests take days (if not weeks) for the puffers to build and are used to attract mates to be used as nurseries for their fry. Not only that, but they are considered some of the most complex forms of nest building in the animal kingdom. And, to think, all the puffer uses to build theses nests are his fins and his incredible knowledge of geometric shapes.
8th Oct '16 8:51:21 AM justanid
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See also SuperPersistentPredator, SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator. MonsterIsAMommy is similar in terms of humans underestimating the motives of "monsters". It can evoke WhatMeasureIsANonHuman to the viewers, often involuntarily, whenever the monster turns out to be as intelligent as a human being (i.e. pretty likely sentient). The existence of this trope means that the antagonist had a motivation and a basic goal simple enough to be mistaken for a mere animal. So many of its scenes could be acted by a NonMaliciousMonster without much difference.

SmarterThanYouLook and ObfuscatingStupidity are the human equivalents. NotEvenHuman is this trope's polar opposite (a thing that seemed to have intelligence at first is revealed not to). Also as said above, the NonMaliciousMonster that is led purely by instinct and not any conscious thinking process is an Aversion.

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See also SuperPersistentPredator, SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator. MonsterIsAMommy is similar in terms of humans underestimating the motives of "monsters". It can evoke WhatMeasureIsANonHuman to the viewers, often involuntarily, whenever the monster turns out to be as intelligent as a human being (i.e. pretty likely sentient). The existence of this trope means can mean that the antagonist had a motivation and a basic or goal simple enough to be mistaken for the behavior of a mere animal. So animal, so that many of its scenes could be acted by a NonMaliciousMonster without much difference.

difference. Until it does something unexpected.

SmarterThanYouLook and ObfuscatingStupidity are the human equivalents. NotEvenHuman is this trope's polar opposite inverse (a thing that seemed to have intelligence at first is revealed not to). Also as said above, the The NonMaliciousMonster is an aversion, a creature that is led purely by instinct and not any conscious thinking process is an Aversion.
advanced thought.

Compare MonsterIsAMommy, similar in terms of humans underestimating the motives of "monsters". See also SuperPersistentPredator and SuspiciouslyStealthyPredator.
5th Oct '16 7:17:19 PM steam66
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* Zombiemen of various types in ''Videogame/{{Doom}}''. In the first few games, they aren't much of an example; just intelligent enough to walk around and fire their guns. In Doom 3 and Doom (2016), they receive a massive step up; in 3, Z-SEC zombies can tactically sprint around, firing pistols, shotguns, and submachine guns, compared to the slow, mindless shambling civilian zombies. In the 2016 version, the Possessed Soldiers are tactically cognizant and will make great use of their arm-mounted plasma guns; the Security will even tactically utilize their giant energy riot shields, firing in defilade and dropping the shield at range to adopt a more accurate firing stance. The regular Possessed, on the other hand, are just mindless zombies that shamble at you in a slow gait.
25th Sep '16 4:02:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PrometheanTheCreated'' has Pandorans, mindless miscarriages of the process of creating a new Promethean who hunger endlessly for the vitriol of Prometheans. However, in rare occasions, a number of Pandorans can pull themselves together and form a Sublimatus, a fully-intelligent, nearly-human monstrosity that uses its new wits and cunning in an attempt to feast on Prometheans.

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* ''PrometheanTheCreated'' ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' has Pandorans, mindless miscarriages of the process of creating a new Promethean who hunger endlessly for the vitriol of Prometheans. However, in rare occasions, a number of Pandorans can pull themselves together and form a Sublimatus, a fully-intelligent, nearly-human monstrosity that uses its new wits and cunning in an attempt to feast on Prometheans.
14th Sep '16 9:40:51 AM ThatBitterTase
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* The vast majority of zombies in ''TabletopGame/AllFleshMustBeEaten'' are mindless; the default Intelligence is "Dumb as Dead Wood", a -2 on a scale of 1 to 6. But the Zombie Master is given a full palette of intelligence options, from Tool Use (at 1, they can break windows with rocks; at 3, they can ''drive cars'') to Long-Term Memory (they know you went behind that wall, and they know you have to come out sometime) to Problem-Solving (sure, you locked the door, but they can figure out how to move boxes and get into the window). A clever Zombie Master can shock the players with just how much the zombies can learn.
10th Sep '16 9:58:10 PM Chabal2
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*** Many reports of Ork Kommandos tend to elicit disbelief from most combatants, as they assume that Orks are just too impetuous, bumbling and stupid to care about stealth or subterfuge, nevermind employ it with any degree of effectiveness. However, Snikrot, leader of the Red Skull Kommandos of Armageddon, is an utter genius at sneaky warfare, even by ''human'' standards.

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*** Many reports of Ork Kommandos tend to elicit disbelief from most combatants, as they assume that Orks are just too impetuous, bumbling and stupid to care about stealth or subterfuge, nevermind employ it with any degree of effectiveness.effectiveness (to be fair, this is true). However, Snikrot, leader of the Red Skull Kommandos of Armageddon, is an utter genius at sneaky warfare, even by ''human'' standards.
5th Sep '16 12:59:20 PM erforce
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** ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' shows the Xenomorphs can work around predator setups just as well as human rigs. When the queen realized she couldn't get out of the shackles, she called back all of her offspring and ordered them to attack her so that her blood would corrode the shackles and free her.
* ''Film/JurassicPark'':
** [[GreatWhiteHunter Muldoon]] demands that the ''Velociraptors'' be killed as they're far too intelligent; testing the electric fence for weaknesses (but never the same spot twice, "They remember," he warns) before they were moved to their high-walled prison. They seem to realise when the power is cut and claw their way through the electrified wire at the top. Even Muldoon underestimates their intelligence -- as he's stalking one ''Velociraptor'', another ambushes him from the side. His FamousLastWords are a genuinely admiring, [[{{Touche}} "Clever girl...."]]

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** ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' shows the Xenomorphs can work around predator setups just as well as human rigs. When the queen realized she couldn't get out of the shackles, she called back all of her offspring and ordered them to attack her so that her blood would corrode the shackles and free her.
* ''Film/JurassicPark'':
''Franchise/JurassicPark'':
** [[GreatWhiteHunter Muldoon]] in the [[Film/JurassicPark first film]] demands that the ''Velociraptors'' be killed as they're far too intelligent; testing the electric fence for weaknesses (but never the same spot twice, "They remember," he warns) before they were moved to their high-walled prison. They seem to realise when the power is cut and claw their way through the electrified wire at the top. Even Muldoon underestimates their intelligence -- as he's stalking one ''Velociraptor'', another ambushes him from the side. His FamousLastWords are a genuinely admiring, [[{{Touche}} "Clever girl...."]]
25th Aug '16 12:17:20 AM TheJayman49
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** ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'': When Karen is discovered by her mother, Karen is [[SelfMadeOrphan eating her father]] as she has become a zombie. Creepily, Zombie!Karen had enough intelligence to grab a spade and stab her horrified mother repeatedly before presumably eating her.

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** ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'': When The very first zombie that appears in the film uses a brick to break the window of Barbra's car when she locks herself in. Then later on, when Karen is discovered by her mother, Karen is [[SelfMadeOrphan eating her father]] as she has become a zombie. Creepily, Zombie!Karen had enough intelligence to grab a spade and stab her horrified mother repeatedly before presumably eating her.
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