History Main / KillerGorilla

22nd Mar '17 10:58:34 AM Thorion
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Gorillas, orangutans, and sometimes chimpanzees: about the same size and shape as humans (normally), but tougher, hairier and generally meaner. Don't incite them to gorilla warfare, because the things they throw tend to hurt. They may also like to squeeze people to death. Or [[MetronomicManMashing pick them up and bash them to the ground]]. Sometimes they will even try to [[IAmAHumanitarian eat people]], despite real apes being primarily herbivorous.

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Gorillas, orangutans, and sometimes chimpanzees: about the same size and shape as humans (normally), but tougher, hairier and generally meaner. Don't incite them to gorilla warfare, because the things they throw tend to hurt. They may also like to squeeze people to death. Or [[MetronomicManMashing pick them up and bash them to the ground]]. Sometimes they will even try to [[IAmAHumanitarian eat people]], despite real apes apes, save for chimps, being primarily herbivorous.
24th Feb '17 7:44:35 AM tropower
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** This also applies to Bongo from the Sega's ''Congo Bongo'', which was essentially [[FollowTheLeader their]] [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent answer]] to the original Donkey Kong.



* WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe only looks like this, but is actually quite harmless. Nevertheless, a RunningGag that happens at least OnceAnEpisode has people running away from what they believe to be a ferocious "goril-il-il-il-il-il-il-il-la".

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* WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe'' only looks like this, but is actually quite harmless. Nevertheless, a RunningGag that happens at least OnceAnEpisode has people running away from what they believe to be a ferocious "goril-il-il-il-il-il-il-il-la".
24th Feb '17 7:39:51 AM tropower
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* Donkey Kong in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' (which had a clone on the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC actually named ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqBmvnzJMuE Killer Gorilla]]''). In most later games, however, Donkey Kong (who's actually the grandson of the original 1981 DK) is more fun-loving than threatening... until someone [[LostFoodGrievance steals his bananas]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Rampage}}'': The legendary video game series stars three mutated monsters, including George a King Kong-like gorilla. George (along with his friends) could eat people to earn bonus points and maintain/gain energy.

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* Donkey Kong in the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' (which had a clone on the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC actually named ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqBmvnzJMuE Killer Gorilla]]''). In most later games, however, Donkey Kong (who's actually the grandson son of the original 1981 DK) is more fun-loving than threatening... until someone [[LostFoodGrievance steals his bananas]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Rampage}}'': The legendary video game series stars three mutated monsters, including George a King Kong-like gorilla. George (along with his friends) "friends") could eat people to earn bonus points and maintain/gain energy.



** "Treehouse of Horror III": The segment "King Homer," where Homer eats several people, including Mr. Smitgers, Lenny and a Shirley Temple-lookalike.

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** "Treehouse of Horror III": The segment "King Homer," where Homer eats several people, including Mr. Smitgers, Smithers, Lenny and a Shirley Temple-lookalike.


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* WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe only looks like this, but is actually quite harmless. Nevertheless, a RunningGag that happens at least OnceAnEpisode has people running away from what they believe to be a ferocious "goril-il-il-il-il-il-il-il-la".
20th Feb '17 2:50:32 AM jormis29
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* Various kinds of monstrous, malevolent apes have turned up in various editions and settings for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and assorted spin-offs, such as ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''. In fact, the last module Creator/GaryGygax created for 1st edition before leaving TSR was ''Isle of the Ape'', which was basically a rip-off of ''Film/KingKong''.

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* Various kinds of monstrous, malevolent apes have turned up in various editions and settings for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and assorted spin-offs, such as ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''. In fact, the last module Creator/GaryGygax created for 1st edition before leaving TSR Creator/{{TSR}} was ''Isle of the Ape'', which was basically a rip-off of ''Film/KingKong''.
28th Jan '17 11:24:06 PM Luppercus
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' heavily based on ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' has a mook gorilla-human hybrid made by a villainous MadScientist.
13th Jan '17 4:18:53 PM HeroicJay
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' Played with but mostly averted. Marco goes on quite a few rampages in gorilla morph, but it's the bad guys he's usually throwing around. Unlike many of their combat morphs, though, he never mentions the gorilla's instincts as being particularly violent (as opposed to many predators, like big cats or even eagles, that they [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody sometimes have trouble controlling]]).

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' Played with but mostly averted. Marco goes on quite a few rampages in gorilla morph, but it's the bad guys he's usually throwing around. Unlike many of their combat morphs, though, he never mentions the gorilla's instincts as being particularly violent (as opposed to many predators, like big cats or even eagles, that they [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody sometimes have trouble controlling]]). Indeed, Marco actually comments at least once that he's fully aware that real gorillas actually aren't usually violent - but Marco still uses it as his combat morph, because they're nevertheless strong.
11th Jan '17 4:02:46 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Crazy Climber'': The 1980 video game, which cashed in on the media fad where stuntmen attempted to climb the side of tall skyscrapers, featured a King Kong-type gorilla (on buildings 1 and 3) whose punch was deadly.

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* ''Crazy Climber'': The 1980 video game, which cashed in on the media fad where stuntmen attempted to climb the side of tall skyscrapers, featured a King Kong-type gorilla (on buildings 1 and 3) whose punch was deadly. He returns in ''Crazy Climber 2'' to throw bricks.
8th Jan '17 9:57:38 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Johnny Test}}'', Susan and Mary's oblivious love interest, Gil, is accidentally transformed into a gorilla and causes general mayhem in Porkbelly for awhile before he changes back.

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* In ''{{Johnny ''WesternAnimation/{{Johnny Test}}'', Susan and Mary's oblivious love interest, Gil, is accidentally transformed into a gorilla and causes general mayhem in Porkbelly for awhile before he changes back.
5th Jan '17 3:18:47 AM Snicka
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* After attacking its cruel circus trainer and escaping, a gorilla in ''The Ape'' is killed by the local scientist, who takes its fur to disguise his forced gathering of spinal fluids as gorilla attacks.

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* After attacking its cruel circus trainer and escaping, a gorilla in ''The Ape'' is killed by the local scientist, who [[ThisBearWasFramed takes its fur to disguise his forced gathering of spinal fluids as gorilla attacks.attacks]].
30th Dec '16 4:21:00 AM Dravencour
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* Wyald, a PsychoForHire [[TheHedonist hedonist]] and adrenaline junkie from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' closely resembles an ape even in his human form. He then reveals that his Apostle form is a colossal, three eyed gorilla with a tiny head, and an extra mouth (with a massive spiky penis for a tongue) on his chest.

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* Wyald, a PsychoForHire [[TheHedonist hedonist]] and adrenaline junkie from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' closely resembles an ape even in his human form. He then reveals that his Apostle form is a colossal, three eyed gorilla with a tiny head, and an extra mouth (with a massive spiky penis for a tongue) on his chest. The Band of the Hawk know him as a "monkey monster" for good reason.
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