History Main / MascotMook

6th Feb '16 2:03:51 AM Ryusui
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Most {{Mooks}} exist solely to [[WhatMeasureIsAMook die en masse]] at the hero's hands, some become famous in the process. The MascotMook is a spotlight stealer despite lacking NominalImportance, combining the ubiquitous nature of the {{Mook}} with the iconic appeal of a {{Mascot}}. Perhaps there's something memorable about their [[AdorableEvilMinions design]] or behavior, or they are one the [[TheGoomba more basic and common enemies]] and they're presence becomes a part of the series' setting. Whatever it is they prompt a smile across the player's face every time one of them pops up -- despite how often they ''will'' [[RandomEncounters suddenly pop up]] or how many of them the player will slaughter throughout the game.
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Most {{Mooks}} exist solely to [[WhatMeasureIsAMook die en masse]] at the hero's hands, some hands. Some become famous in the process. process. The MascotMook is a spotlight stealer despite lacking NominalImportance, combining the ubiquitous nature of the {{Mook}} with the iconic appeal of a {{Mascot}}. Perhaps there's something memorable about their [[AdorableEvilMinions design]] or behavior, or they are one the [[TheGoomba more basic and common enemies]] and they're presence becomes a part of the series' setting. Whatever it is they prompt a smile across the player's face every time one of them pops up -- despite how often they ''will'' [[RandomEncounters suddenly pop up]] or how many of them the player will slaughter throughout the game.
24th Jan '16 4:30:43 AM Stealth
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* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' has the Beheaded Kamikazes. They're instantly recognizable for a number of factors, not the least of which is their distinctive screaming in spite of the fact that they lack heads. One of them even starred in the third game's "Screams of Glory" trailer.
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* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' has the Beheaded Kamikazes. They're instantly recognizable for a number of factors, not the least of which is their distinctive screaming in spite of the fact that they lack heads. One of them even starred in the third game's "Screams of Glory" trailer.
24th Jan '16 4:26:06 AM Stealth
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* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' has the Beheaded Kamikazes. They're instantly recognizable for a number of factors, not the least of which is their distinctive screaming in spite of the fact that they lack heads. One of them even starred in the third game's "Screams of Glory" trailer.
22nd Jan '16 7:27:08 PM WillyFourEyes
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* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' franchise features Slimes, which are smiley-faced blobs of blue goo, the single weakest foes in the entire game (albeit with [[UndergroundMonkey a plethora of variations]] including the nigh-indestructible MetalSlime and the gigantic [[KingMook King Slime]]) and probably one of the most well-recognized [=RPG=] monsters in gaming history, spawning tons of merchandise (in Japan, at least). There's even a DS title starring one: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime''.
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* The ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' franchise features Slimes, which are smiley-faced blobs of blue goo, the single weakest foes in the entire game (albeit with [[UndergroundMonkey a plethora of variations]] including the nigh-indestructible MetalSlime and the gigantic [[KingMook King Slime]]) and probably one of the most well-recognized [=RPG=] monsters in gaming history, spawning tons of merchandise (in Japan, at least). There's even a DS title starring one: ''VideoGame/DragonQuestHeroesRocketSlime''.

* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' has the pig cops, who, since their appearance in VideoGame/DukeNukem3D, have proven to be the most popular enemies; since that game, they've appeared in many spin-offs of the main series.
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* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem'' has the pig cops, who, since their appearance in VideoGame/DukeNukem3D, ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'', have proven to be the most popular enemies; since that game, they've appeared in many spin-offs of the main series.

* The Cacodemon from VideoGame/{{Doom}}.
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* The Cacodemon from VideoGame/{{Doom}}.''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.

* The Headless Kamikazes for ''VideoGame/SeriousSam''. They were even the focus of the first trailer for Serious Sam 3.
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* The Headless Kamikazes for ''VideoGame/SeriousSam''. They were even the focus of the first trailer for Serious ''Serious Sam 3.3''.

* ''VideoGame/DigDug'' brigs us Pooka, a red round thing wearing [[GogglesDoNothing goggles]]. Reportedly, a lot of merchandise was made off of this mook, plus you can unlock one as a playable multiplayer character in ''Ms. VideoGame/PacMan Maze Madness'', and one was even factored into the storyline of the first ''Pac-Man World'' as one of the rescuable friends. They even make appearances as enemies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' in the Namco developed 4th title. * The ghosts from ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}''.
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* ''VideoGame/DigDug'' brigs us has the Pooka, a red round thing wearing [[GogglesDoNothing goggles]]. Reportedly, a lot of merchandise was made off of this mook, plus you can unlock one as a playable multiplayer character in ''Ms. VideoGame/PacMan Maze Madness'', and one was even factored into the storyline of the first ''Pac-Man World'' as one of the rescuable friends. They even make appearances as enemies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' in the Namco developed Namco-developed 4th title. * The ghosts from ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}''.''VideoGame/PacMan''.

* Goombas and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' series have evolved into this over the years, more so with Koopa Troopas after their AnthropomorphicShift. Nowadays a Mario game is just as likely to feature Goombas and Koopa Troopas as sympathetic allies than [[GoombaStomp stompable]] monsters. (Not so much with the Piranha Plant.) You have them as party members in VideoGame/PaperMario 1 and 2, and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially Bowser's Inside Story. This is also the case with several other Mooks in the series such as Bob-Ombs, Boos and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively. * Metall (or Mettool, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS or however you spell it]]) from ''VideoGame/MegaMan''. Sniper Joes, although they're mainly locked into the Classic series. In exchange, not a single one of those games doesn't feature some variant of them.
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* Goombas and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series have evolved into this over the years, more so with Koopa Troopas after their AnthropomorphicShift. Nowadays a Mario game is just as likely to feature Goombas and Koopa Troopas as sympathetic allies than [[GoombaStomp stompable]] monsters. (Not so much with the Piranha Plant.) You have them as party members in VideoGame/PaperMario 1 ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and 2, ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially Bowser's Inside Story. ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other Mooks in the series such as [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Bob-Ombs, Boos Shy Guys]], and Shy Guys.[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]]. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively. * Metall (or Mettool, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS or however you spell it]]) from ''VideoGame/MegaMan''. ''Franchise/MegaMan''. Sniper Joes, although they're mainly locked into the Classic [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Classic]] series. In exchange, not a single one of those games doesn't feature some variant of them.

* The trouble-making, gold obsessed, Koma Pigs from ''Tomba!''
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* The trouble-making, gold obsessed, Koma Pigs from ''Tomba!''''VideoGame/{{Tomba}}''

* The Hoodmongers from ''[[VideoGame/{{Rayman}} Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]''. It should be noted that there is nothing cute, adorable, or "wuvable" about them; they're basically potato sacks with large hats and shotguns. They're the [[TheHeartless Heartless]] of fairy-like creatures that have been {{Mind Rape}}d, so there's a certain element of pity. They're also comically stupid, even more so than the Space Pirates. And eventually you get the ability to repair their damaged minds and restore them to what they once were. * Waddle Dee from the Kirby series are toddling red creatures that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from the lack of a mouth. They are the weakest enemy in most of the games, more likely to serve as ammo for Kirby to spit at other enemies than a genuine threat and come in multiple variations wielding weapons like a spear or parasol or riding atop another enemy. Starting around ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards,'' "specific" Waddle Dees started becoming characters, and now Waddle Dee are just as likely to [[BreakoutMookCharacter appear as allies]] as they are enemies in Kirby games. To a lesser extent, any enemy in the series that gives Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] is essentially a living [[PowerUp power-up]] and some become heavily associated with their copy abilities by the fans. Some of these were made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
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* The Hoodmongers from ''[[VideoGame/{{Rayman}} Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc]]''.''VideoGame/Rayman3HoodlumHavoc''. It should be noted that there is nothing cute, adorable, or "wuvable" about them; they're basically potato sacks with large hats and shotguns. They're the [[TheHeartless Heartless]] of fairy-like creatures that have been {{Mind Rape}}d, so there's a certain element of pity. They're also comically stupid, even more so than the Space Pirates. And eventually you get the ability to repair their damaged minds and restore them to what they once were. * Waddle Dee from the Kirby ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are [[WaddlingHead toddling red creatures creatures]] that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from the [[NoMouth lack of a mouth.mouth]]. They are the weakest enemy in most of the games, more likely to serve as ammo for Kirby to spit at other enemies than a genuine threat and come in multiple variations wielding weapons like a spear or parasol or riding atop another enemy. Starting around ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards,'' "specific" Waddle Dees started becoming characters, and now Waddle Dee are just as likely to [[BreakoutMookCharacter appear as allies]] as they are enemies in Kirby ''Kirby'' games. To a lesser extent, any enemy in the series that gives Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] is essentially a living [[PowerUp power-up]] and some become heavily associated with their copy abilities by the fans. Some of these were made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
19th Jan '16 11:44:11 AM Willbyr
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** Also to a lesser extent is the Pixie, being probably as close to a CuteMonsterGirl that you can get from MegaTen.
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** Also to a lesser extent is the Pixie, being probably as close to a CuteMonsterGirl that you can get from MegaTen.[=MegaTen=].
11th Jan '16 9:19:14 PM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/DigDug'' brigs us Pooka, a red round thing wearing [[GogglesDoNothing goggles]]. Reportedly, a lot of merchandise was made off of this mook, plus you can unlock one as a playable multiplayer character in ''Ms. VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} Maze Madness'', and one was even factored into the storyline of the first ''Pac-Man World'' as one of the rescuable friends. They even make appearances as enemies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' in the namco developed 4th title.
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* ''VideoGame/DigDug'' brigs us Pooka, a red round thing wearing [[GogglesDoNothing goggles]]. Reportedly, a lot of merchandise was made off of this mook, plus you can unlock one as a playable multiplayer character in ''Ms. VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} VideoGame/PacMan Maze Madness'', and one was even factored into the storyline of the first ''Pac-Man World'' as one of the rescuable friends. They even make appearances as enemies in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' in the namco Namco developed 4th title.
4th Jan '16 6:00:03 AM Galacton
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Most {{Mooks}} exist solely to [[WhatMeasureIsAMook die en masse]] at the hero's hands, some become famous in the process. The MascotMook is a spotlight stealer compared to the rest of a game's bestiary, combining the ubiquitous nature of {{Mook}}s with the iconic appeal of a {{Mascot}}, making them both infinitely disposable ''and'' a vital part of the franchise at the same time. What makes a Mascot Mook so memorable? Perhaps there's a [[AdorableEvilMinions certain]] [[KillerRabbit charm]] about their design, maybe its FunSize, which prompts a smile across the player's face every time one of these pops up -- despite how often they ''will'' [[RandomEncounters suddenly pop up]] or how many of them the player will slaughter throughout the game.
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Most {{Mooks}} exist solely to [[WhatMeasureIsAMook die en masse]] at the hero's hands, some become famous in the process. The MascotMook is a spotlight stealer compared to the rest of a game's bestiary, despite lacking NominalImportance, combining the ubiquitous nature of {{Mook}}s the {{Mook}} with the iconic appeal of a {{Mascot}}, making them both infinitely disposable ''and'' a vital part of the franchise at the same time. What makes a Mascot Mook so memorable? {{Mascot}}. Perhaps there's a something memorable about their [[AdorableEvilMinions certain]] [[KillerRabbit charm]] about their design, maybe its FunSize, which prompts design]] or behavior, or they are one the [[TheGoomba more basic and common enemies]] and they're presence becomes a part of the series' setting. Whatever it is they prompt a smile across the player's face every time one of these them pops up -- despite how often they ''will'' [[RandomEncounters suddenly pop up]] or how many of them the player will slaughter throughout the game.
7th Dec '15 8:01:09 PM Galacton
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* Goombas and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' series have evolved into this over the years, more so with Koopa Troopas owing to their AnthropomorphicShift. Nowadays a Mario game is just as likely to feature Goombas and Koopa Troopas as sympathetic allies than [[GoombaStomp stompable]] monsters. (Not so much with the Piranha Plant.) You have them as party members in VideoGame/PaperMario 1 and 2, and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially Bowser's Inside Story. This is also the case with several other Mooks in the series such as Bob-Ombs, Boos and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.
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* Goombas and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros.'' series have evolved into this over the years, more so with Koopa Troopas owing to after their AnthropomorphicShift. Nowadays a Mario game is just as likely to feature Goombas and Koopa Troopas as sympathetic allies than [[GoombaStomp stompable]] monsters. (Not so much with the Piranha Plant.) You have them as party members in VideoGame/PaperMario 1 and 2, and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially Bowser's Inside Story. This is also the case with several other Mooks in the series such as Bob-Ombs, Boos and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.

* Waddle Dee from the Kirby series are toddling red creatures that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from the lack of a mouth. They are the weakest enemy in most of the games, more likely to serve as ammo for Kirby to spit at other enemies than a genuine threat and come in multiple variations wielding weapons like a spear or parasol or riding atop another enemy. ''Because'' they're such a basic enemy, everyone who's ever played a Kirby game is almost guaranteed to have seen one. Starting around ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards,'' "specific" Waddle Dees started becoming characters, and now Waddle Dee are just as likely to [[BreakoutMookCharacter appear as allies]] as they are enemies in Kirby games. To a lesser extent, any enemy in the series that gives Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] is essentially a living [[PowerUp power-up]] and some become heavily associated with their copy abilities by the fans. Some of these were made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
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* Waddle Dee from the Kirby series are toddling red creatures that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from the lack of a mouth. They are the weakest enemy in most of the games, more likely to serve as ammo for Kirby to spit at other enemies than a genuine threat and come in multiple variations wielding weapons like a spear or parasol or riding atop another enemy. ''Because'' they're such a basic enemy, everyone who's ever played a Kirby game is almost guaranteed to have seen one. Starting around ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards,'' "specific" Waddle Dees started becoming characters, and now Waddle Dee are just as likely to [[BreakoutMookCharacter appear as allies]] as they are enemies in Kirby games. To a lesser extent, any enemy in the series that gives Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] is essentially a living [[PowerUp power-up]] and some become heavily associated with their copy abilities by the fans. Some of these were made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
4th Dec '15 12:40:30 PM Nohbody
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* The Big Daddies for the first two ''Franchise/BioShock'' games, specially the Bouncer. The Little Sisters, too, even if they're not Mooks.
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* The Big Daddies for the first two ''Franchise/BioShock'' ''VideoGame/BioShock'' games, specially the Bouncer. The Little Sisters, too, even if they're not Mooks.

* Big Daddies from ''Franchise/BioShock''.
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* Big Daddies from ''Franchise/BioShock''.''VideoGame/BioShock''.
28th Oct '15 12:01:44 AM Carnel
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': The fairies, who appear in droves only for you to shoot. Without them, the games would be grueling exercise of {{Boss Rush}}es. There are two spin-offs whose main character is/are fairy: the manga Eastern and Little Nature Deity featuring three mischievous fairy, and the GaidenGame ''Fairy Wars'', starring a [[UsefulNotes/{{Baka}} well-known ice fairy]] fighting the aforementioned mischief makers.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': The fairies, who appear ''VideoGame/{{KikiKaiKai}}'' has the Puka Pukas, which are cute, sock-puppet like ghosts which wear hitaikakushi on their heads. * ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' ''also'' had a visually identical enemy to the above in droves only for you the Bakebake, but around the later games fairies began to shoot.take their place, to the point that the former vanished entierly. Without them, the games would be grueling exercise of {{Boss Rush}}es. There are two spin-offs whose main character is/are fairy: the manga Eastern and Little Nature Deity featuring three mischievous fairy, and the GaidenGame ''Fairy Wars'', starring a [[UsefulNotes/{{Baka}} well-known ice fairy]] fighting the aforementioned mischief makers.makers; indeed, fairies are just as likely to be allies as they are to be foes.
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