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17th Oct '17 11:29:45 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', though they give the impression of mindless monsters, the Falmer clearly have some semblance of intelligence. They corral and breed chaurus, craft weapons and armor, brew crude poisons from fungi, and in ''Dawnguard'' they've built impressive networks of bridges and ledges throughout the Forgotten Vale to host their settlements on. According to some scholars and Knight-Paladin Gelebor [[spoiler:the [[TheLastOfHisKind last surviving uncorrupted Falmer]]]], they're beginning to venture above ground, and demonstrate cunning and deductive reasoning in their battle tactics.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', his "opus", series' recurring character St. Jiub the Eradicator recounts his [[HunterOfMonsters quest to eradicate]] the [[TakeThatScrappy much reviled]] [[GoddamnBats Cliff Racers]] from Vvardenfell. As he was hunting a lone Cliff Racer, it led him into a trap where [[ZergRush hundreds of Cliff Racers]] suddenly descended upon him. Two days of fighting and hundreds of dead Cliff Racers later, Jiub finally collapsed, exhausted and wounded. He would have died if not for the [[DivineIntervention timely rescue]] of the Dunmeri PhysicalGod Vivec, who was so impressed with Jiub's actions that Vivec declared him to be a saint.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'',
though they give the impression of mindless [[TheMorlocks Morlock-like]] monsters, the Falmer clearly have some semblance of intelligence. They corral and breed chaurus, craft weapons and armor, brew crude poisons from fungi, and in ''Dawnguard'' they've built impressive networks of bridges and ledges throughout the Forgotten Vale to host their settlements on. According to some scholars and Knight-Paladin Gelebor [[spoiler:the [[TheLastOfHisKind last surviving uncorrupted Falmer]]]], they're beginning to venture above ground, and demonstrate cunning and deductive reasoning in their battle tactics.
11th Oct '17 9:44:42 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Seems to be the case with the PlagueZombie monsters and their spirits, especially their BodyOfBodies variants that are likely combining the mental power of their components. The bodies composing one giant are seens going for their attacker's weapons, while the MergerOfSouls that is shaping up to be the prime antagonist is able to lead coordinated ZergRush.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Seems This seems to be the case with the PlagueZombie monsters and their spirits, especially their BodyOfBodies variants that are likely combining the mental power of their components. The bodies composing one giant are seens seen going for their attacker's weapons, the weapons of humans defending against it, while the MergerOfSouls that is shaping up to be the prime antagonist is able to lead coordinated ZergRush.attack with a large number of trolls and ghosts.
11th Oct '17 9:42:08 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Seems to be the case with the PlagueZombie monsters and their spirits, especially their BodyOfBodies variants that are likely combining the mental power of their components. The bodies composing one giant are seens going for their attacker's weapons, while the MergerOfSouls that is shaping up to be the prime antagonist is able to lead coordinated ZergRush.
9th Oct '17 1:08:53 AM ultimomant
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** ''Film/JurassicWorld'' continues the tradition: the ''I. rex'' demonstrates much more intelligence than anyone realized when it [[spoiler:tricks the humans into opening a door so it can break out by clawing up the walls like it climbed them and cooling itself so the thermal cameras can't find it.]] Owen's four imprinted raptors are also shown to be incredibly intelligent, such as following complex training routines on a daily basis, outwitting a team of heavily armed [=InGen=] mercenaries, and strategically [[TagTeam Tag Teaming]] the ''I. rex'' to take her down.

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** ''Film/JurassicWorld'' continues the tradition: the ''I. rex'' demonstrates much more intelligence than anyone realized when it [[spoiler:tricks the humans into opening a door so it can break out by clawing up the walls like it climbed them and cooling itself so the thermal cameras can't find it.]] Owen's four imprinted raptors are also shown to be incredibly intelligent, such as following complex training routines on a daily basis, outwitting a team of heavily armed [=InGen=] mercenaries, and strategically [[TagTeam Tag Teaming]] the ''I. rex'' to take her down. Rexy the ''T. rex'' recognizes Blue as an ally in her fight against the ''I. rex'', [[spoiler:and defeats it by shoving the ''I. rex'' toward the Mosasaurus' pool. Rexy immediately backs away to avoid being eaten herself.]]
3rd Oct '17 6:30:50 PM YT45
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** ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'': [[GeneralRipper Captain Rhodes]] is seriously freaked out when the MadScientist demonstrates that zombies can remember how to use objects from their previous lives as humans. Such as a [[ChekhovsGun Colt .45 pistol]].
** In ''Film/LandOfTheDead'', the zombies' intelligence has reached an all-time high. The leader of the zombies, Big Daddy, learns how to use a machine gun (and teaches a female zombie how to use it), the zombie horde learns to ignore the "sky flowers" (fireworks) that the humans use to distract them, and one of the undead prove mentally competent enough to chop the hand off of a soldier who has just pulled the pin on his grenade. The ending is a remarkably hopeful example of this trope, since the zombies look at people who are still alive... and keep on shambling forward, taking no interest in attacking them. Apparently, they became smart enough to get over their bloodlust.

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** ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'': [[GeneralRipper Captain Rhodes]] is seriously freaked out when the MadScientist demonstrates that zombies can remember certain behaviors, even how to use objects from their previous lives as humans. Such as a veteran-turned zombie recognizing the bars on his collar and remembering to salute an officer... or how to use an [[ChekhovsGun Colt .M1911 .45 pistol]].
** In ''Film/LandOfTheDead'', the zombies' intelligence has reached an all-time high. The leader of the zombies, Big Daddy, learns how to use a machine gun an automatic rifle (and teaches a female zombie how to use it), the zombie horde learns to ignore the "sky flowers" (fireworks) that the humans use to distract them, and one of the undead prove mentally competent enough to chop the hand off of a soldier who has just pulled the pin on his grenade. The ending is a remarkably hopeful example of this trope, since the zombies look at people who are still alive... and keep on shambling forward, taking no interest in attacking them. Apparently, they became smart enough to get over their bloodlust.
3rd Oct '17 1:48:43 PM ultimomant
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** Godzilla most likely in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''; it gives the distinct impressing of regarding the protagonist at one point when it eyeballs him close up. The [=MUTO=]s hint at it as well, such as when the female figures out that Brody [[MamaBear is what]] [[BerserkButton killed her eggs.]]

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** Godzilla most likely in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''; it gives the distinct impressing impression of regarding the protagonist at one point when it eyeballs him close up. The [=MUTO=]s hint at it as well, such as when the female figures out that Brody [[MamaBear is what]] [[BerserkButton killed her eggs.]]



* In ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'', the first generation Werewolves, unlike the second generation Lycans, are unable to return to human form. Most consider them mindless, feral beasts, but they begin to bide their time, set up ambushes, and even set up crude booby traps. After Lucian makes contact with them, he finds they are able to understand orders and work with the Lycans whether or not they are in human form.

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* In ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'', the first generation Werewolves, unlike the second generation Lycans, are unable to return to human form. Most consider them mindless, feral beasts, but they begin to bide their time, set up ambushes, and even set up crude booby traps.traps like digging pits in the road to trap carriages. After Lucian makes contact with them, he finds they are able to understand orders and work with the Lycans whether or not they are in human form.
2nd Oct '17 12:52:56 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans'', the first generation Werewolves, unlike the second generation Lycans, are unable to return to human form. Most consider them mindless, feral beasts, but they begin to bide their time, set up ambushes, and even set up crude booby traps. After Lucian makes contact with them, he finds they are able to understand orders and work with the Lycans whether or not they are in human form.
20th Sep '17 7:44:55 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': In chapter 10, the main characters fight a shape-shifting EldritchAbomination. When Misato realizes that it baited them, Ritsuko tries to argue that it's impossible because Angels don't think like humans do:

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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': In chapter 10, the main characters fight a shape-shifting EldritchAbomination. When Misato realizes that it baited them, Ritsuko tries to argue that it's impossible because Angels don't think like humans do:do ([[spoiler:of course the creature is not really an Angel]]):



'''Ritsuko:''' Impossible. It doesn't think like that. It is not a predator. It doesn't

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'''Ritsuko:''' Impossible. It doesn't think like that. It is not a predator. It doesn't doesn't--
19th Sep '17 11:19:17 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', [[EldritchAbomination Calamity Ganon]] is assumed by the inhabitants of Hyrule to be a mindless force of evil and destruction, with its [[WasOnceAMan origins as a Gerudo man]] barely remembered. Everyone is caught off guard when it [[DemonicPossession possesses]] the {{Magitek}} machines that defeated it 10,000 years ago in an act of unexpected tactical foresight.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', [[spoiler:the eponymous [[ArtifactOfDoom Majora's Mask]] reveals itself in the climax to be capable of speech and being the real puppetmaster of the Skull Kid supposedly responsible for all the chaos in Termina. Up until the moment it opens its mouth, [[FairyCompanion Tatl]] was eager to lay the blame for everything on the Skull Kid.]]
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', [[EldritchAbomination Calamity Ganon]] is assumed by the inhabitants of Hyrule to be a mindless force of evil and destruction, with its [[WasOnceAMan origins as a Gerudo man]] barely remembered. Everyone is caught off guard when it [[DemonicPossession possesses]] the {{Magitek}} machines that defeated it 10,000 years ago in an act of unexpected tactical foresight.
10th Sep '17 7:35:24 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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*** Chimps have also joined elephants in being self-aware. They also used the mirrors [[PowerPerversionPotential to check out their own genitals]], but the point was still proven!

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*** Chimps have also joined elephants in being self-aware. They also used the mirrors [[PowerPerversionPotential to check out their own genitals]], genitals, but the point was still proven!



* 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.

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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]].behind. Fortunately, no one was injured but they had to review their safety precautions after that.
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