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10th Jun '18 7:11:00 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse'' tends to use this to differing degrees across its shows, in addition to all having a seasonal StoryArc and BigBad:

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* ''Franchise/ArrowVerse'' ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'' tends to use this to differing degrees across its shows, in addition to all having a seasonal StoryArc and BigBad:
6th Jun '18 11:26:49 PM MagnusForce
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** Obviously, most [=MOTWs=] in the franchise are {{kaiju}} or aliens that can turn giant-sized, since they're the only things big enough to fight an Ultra. However, ''Series/UltraQ'' and its [[Series/UltraQDarkFantasy two]] [[Series/NeoUltraQ remakes]] feature a much broader variety of [=MOTWs=], with supernatural phenomena and human-sized creatures straight out of ''The X-Files''. Only a few ''Ultraman'' shows have since featured these as the primary threat of an episode, notably ''Series/UltraSeven'' and episode 13 of ''Series/UltramanTiga''.

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** Obviously, most [=MOTWs=] in the franchise are {{kaiju}} or aliens that can turn giant-sized, since they're the only things big enough to fight an Ultra. However, ''Series/UltraQ'' and its [[Series/UltraQDarkFantasy two]] [[Series/NeoUltraQ remakes]] feature a much broader variety of [=MOTWs=], with supernatural phenomena and human-sized creatures straight out of ''The X-Files''. ''Series/TheXFiles''. Only a few ''Ultraman'' shows have since featured these as the primary threat of an episode, notably ''Series/UltraSeven'' and episode 13 of ''Series/UltramanTiga''.''Series/UltramanTiga''.
** The ''Ultra Series'' sometimes turns the trope on its head by having ''friendly'' [=MOTWs=]. While there are many times where such creatures end up becoming corrupted by evil forces, there are also plenty of times where they aren't. Often in such situations, the humans and Ultras have to protect or assist the monster in some way instead of just killing it. ''Series/UltramanCosmos'' is a golden example of this, as almost all the monsters in that series were {{Gentle Giant}}s, [[NonMaliciousMonster Non-Malicious Monsters]], or BenevolentMonsters.
2nd Jun '18 11:41:21 PM MagnusForce
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** Averted in ''Series/UltramanNexus'', where each monster forms its own story arc that can run anywhere between two to four episodes, and sometimes longer.
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'' has an interesting take on this scenario, where a good chunk of its [=MOTWs=] are fusions of [=MOTWs=] from previous series.



** When compared to other {{Toku}} series, such as ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', the [=MOTWs=] of the Ultra Series does not have any connection with each other and are treated much like natural disasters or animals-on-the-loose (ie: they do not serve a BigBad), as popularized by the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. This is averted in some series, like ''Series/UltramanGaia'' and ''Series/UltramanAce''.

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** When compared to other {{Toku}} series, such as franchises like ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', the [=MOTWs=] of the Ultra Series does ''Ultra Series'' do not have any connection with each other and are treated much like natural disasters or animals-on-the-loose (ie: they do not serve a the BigBad), as popularized by the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. This is averted in some series, like ''Series/UltramanGaia'' and ''Series/UltramanAce''.


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** Averted in ''Series/UltramanNexus'', where each monster forms its own story arc that can run anywhere between two to four episodes, and sometimes longer.
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'' has an interesting take on this scenario, where a good chunk of its [=MOTWs=] are fusions of [=MOTWs=] from previous series.
** Of course, the many ''Ultraman'' copycats that form the "Kyodai Hero" genre also use the formula, notably ''Series/ZoneFighter'' and ''Series/{{Spectreman}}''. The former should get a particular shoutout for having Franchise/{{Godzilla}} showing up a few times to help Zone battle the Terror-Beasts. Two of his enemies, King Ghidorah and Gigan, also appeared as [=MOTWs=]!
2nd Jun '18 11:30:59 PM MagnusForce
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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', especially [[Series/{{Ultraman}} the original series]], follows this trope to the letter (except for the occasional MultiPartEpisode, as well as any battles against the BigBad). However, a large number of these weekly monsters end up becoming recurring opponents that face the Ultras multiple times if they become extreme popular with fans, creating a sort of RoguesGallery in the process.
** Averted in ''Series/UltramanNexus'', where each monster forms its own story arc that can run anywhere between two to four episodes.
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'' has an interesting take on this scenario, where a good chunk of it's [=MOTWs=] are fusions of [=MOTWs=] from previous series.

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* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', especially [[Series/{{Ultraman}} the original series]], follows was built around this trope to the letter (except for the occasional MultiPartEpisode, as well as any battles against the a BigBad). However, a large number of these weekly monsters end up becoming recurring opponents that face the Ultras multiple times if they become extreme popular with fans, creating a sort of RoguesGallery in the process.
** Averted in ''Series/UltramanNexus'', where each monster forms its own story arc that can run anywhere between two to four episodes.
episodes, and sometimes longer.
** ''Series/UltramanGeed'' has an interesting take on this scenario, where a good chunk of it's its [=MOTWs=] are fusions of [=MOTWs=] from previous series.series.
** In a few series, the majority of [=MOTWs=] are recycled from previous shows due to the aforementioned PopularityPower. ''Series/UltramanMebius'', ''Series/UltramanGinga'', and ''Series/UltramanX'' are good examples, but ''Series/UltramanMax'' was the one that popularized the trend despite only eight monsters returning in that series. Additionally, some [=MOTWs=] might appear two or three times in a single series (eg: Baltan and Red King both appeared twice in ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''). [[TropesAreNotBad Most fans are not bothered by this]], since it means more opportunities to see their favorite monsters fight the Ultras.
** When compared to other {{Toku}} series, such as ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', the [=MOTWs=] of the Ultra Series does not have any connection with each other and are treated much like natural disasters or animals-on-the-loose (ie: they do not serve a BigBad), as popularized by the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. This is averted in some series, like ''Series/UltramanGaia'' and ''Series/UltramanAce''.
** Obviously, most [=MOTWs=] in the franchise are {{kaiju}} or aliens that can turn giant-sized, since they're the only things big enough to fight an Ultra. However, ''Series/UltraQ'' and its [[Series/UltraQDarkFantasy two]] [[Series/NeoUltraQ remakes]] feature a much broader variety of [=MOTWs=], with supernatural phenomena and human-sized creatures straight out of ''The X-Files''. Only a few ''Ultraman'' shows have since featured these as the primary threat of an episode, notably ''Series/UltraSeven'' and episode 13 of ''Series/UltramanTiga''.
25th Apr '18 9:57:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''AshAndCinders'' often has the trio facing off against different strange perils in between their FetchQuest to retrieve their stolen half-brother.

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* ''AshAndCinders'' ''Literature/AshAndCinders'' often has the trio facing off against different strange perils in between their FetchQuest to retrieve their stolen half-brother.
16th Apr '18 6:17:33 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** ''Series/UltramanGeed'' has an interesting take on this scenario, where a good chunk of it's [=MOTWs=] are fusions of [=MOTWs=] from previous series.
13th Apr '18 4:11:54 PM Unregistered
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* Integral to the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series. Invariably, they're possessed objects turned rampaging beasts which the heroines fight, defeat and purify, albeit there are cases of animals and even people being possessed. In the first [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure two]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar seasons]] the villains summoned ghost-like spirits (Zakenna and Uzaina respectively) to create the monsters; in following seasons, the bad guys used different tools to achieve the same results, such as [[CoolMask masks]] ([[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Kowaina]]), spheres (Hoshina from ''[=PC5=]'''s sequel ''GO!GO!''), diamond-shaped cards ([[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Nakewameke]]), [[OurSoulsAreDifferent wiltering Flower Hearts]] ([[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Desertrian]]), [[BrownNote corrupted musical notes]] ([[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Negatone]]) and [[MonsterClown clown noses]] containing a [[MacGuffin Cure Decor]] ([[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Akanbe]]). The [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Jikochuus]] are the exception to the rule as they are created with [[TheHeartless the selfish and petty thoughts of a person's heart]] without the need of possessing anything. [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Saiarks]] and [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Zetsuborgs]] do have the need to possess,but they can possess humans. [[Anime/MahouTsukaiPrettyCure Yokubaru]] need to possess 2 or more objects,

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* Integral to the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series. Invariably, they're possessed objects turned rampaging beasts which the heroines fight, defeat and purify, albeit there are cases of animals and even people being possessed. In the first [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure two]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar seasons]] the villains summoned ghost-like spirits (Zakenna and Uzaina respectively) to create the monsters; in following seasons, the bad guys used different tools to achieve the same results, such as [[CoolMask masks]] ([[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Kowaina]]), spheres (Hoshina from ''[=PC5=]'''s ''[=PC5=]''s sequel ''GO!GO!''), diamond-shaped cards ([[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Nakewameke]]), [[OurSoulsAreDifferent wiltering Flower Hearts]] ([[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Desertrian]]), [[BrownNote corrupted musical notes]] ([[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Negatone]]) and Negatone]]), [[MonsterClown clown noses]] containing a [[MacGuffin Cure Decor]] ([[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Akanbe]]). Akanbe]]), black magic ''and'' two or more objects ([[Anime/MahouTsukaiPrettyCure Yokubaru]]) and "prickly power" i.e negative energy [[Anime/HUGttoPrettyCure Oshimaida]]. The exceptions to the rules are the [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Jikochuus]] are the exception to the rule as they are created (created with [[TheHeartless the selfish and petty thoughts of a person's heart]] without the need of possessing anything. anything), The [[Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure Saiarks]] and (Jumbo-sized [[{{Mooks}} Choiarks]] that take one or two attributes of the VictimOfTheWeek)), the [[Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure Zetsuborgs]] do have (Small, gray lock-like creatures whose bodies are formed by the need to possess,but they can possess humans. [[Anime/MahouTsukaiPrettyCure Yokubaru]] need to possess 2 or attributes of the VictimOfTheWeek as well). ''Anime/KiraKiraPreCureALaMode'' is noteworthy for featuring a spin on this trope by having a group of antagonists, the Kirakiraru Thieves, act like the monsters during the first half of the series. The second half, however, featured a more objects,traditional yet different take by having every bad guy summon a monster by different means that still involved the possession of a object: a ventriloquist's dummy (Bibury), tarot cards (Elisio) and imp-like clay dolls called Nendos (Grave).
10th Apr '18 7:14:59 PM Lapuspuer
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Not to be confused with Shaenon Garrity's ''Series/TheXFiles'' parody webcomic ''[[http://www.shaenon.com/monsteroftheweek/ Monster of the Week.]]'', or with the ''TabletopGame/ApocalypseWorld'' style {{Tabletop Game}} of the [[TabletopGame/MonsterOfTheWeek same name]].

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Not to be confused with Shaenon Garrity's ''Series/TheXFiles'' parody webcomic ''[[http://www.shaenon.com/monsteroftheweek/ Monster of the Week.]]'', ''Webcomic/MonsterOfTheWeek'', or with the ''TabletopGame/ApocalypseWorld'' style {{Tabletop Game}} of the [[TabletopGame/MonsterOfTheWeek same name]].
9th Apr '18 10:20:58 AM Ojandora
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* This is the one of the recurring criticism behind ''Anime/{{AldnoahZero}}''. After the seemingly promising first three episodes, the technical aspect of it's slow-paced combat slowly thrown away in favour of introducing (and defeating) more and more Kataprakths at least per one to two episodes, ensuring more mecha-action in every weeks. Even moreso in the second season onwards.
3rd Apr '18 10:03:01 PM MagnusForce
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* The Franchise/UltraSeries, especially [[Series/{{Ultraman}} the original series]], follows this trope to the letter (except for the occasional MultiPartEpisode, as well as any battles against the BigBad).

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* The Franchise/UltraSeries, ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', especially [[Series/{{Ultraman}} the original series]], follows this trope to the letter (except for the occasional MultiPartEpisode, as well as any battles against the BigBad).BigBad). However, a large number of these weekly monsters end up becoming recurring opponents that face the Ultras multiple times if they become extreme popular with fans, creating a sort of RoguesGallery in the process.
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