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6th Aug '17 3:19:02 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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While this trope is most prevalent in video games, it is by no means exclusive to them; [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zakus]], and [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks]] are some examples of iconic non-video game examples.

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While this trope is most prevalent in video games, it is by no means exclusive to them; [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zakus]], and [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks]] Daleks]], and [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Minions]] are some examples of iconic non-video game examples.
21st Jul '17 7:15:49 AM CosmicFerret
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* The ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' franchise's Slimes, which subvert prior RPG depictions of the BlobMonster by being teardrop-shaped and having large goofy smiles on their faces. The regular blue slimes are the [[TheGoomba first enemies]] encountered in the games and one of the weakest; however, they come in a [[UndergroundMonkey a plethora of variations]] including the nigh-indestructible MetalSlime and the gigantic [[KingMook King Slime]]. They are 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 ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' franchise's Slimes, which subvert prior RPG depictions of the BlobMonster by being teardrop-shaped and having large goofy smiles on their faces. The regular blue slimes are the [[TheGoomba first enemies]] encountered in the games and one of the weakest; however, they come in a [[UndergroundMonkey a plethora of variations]] including the nigh-indestructible MetalSlime and the gigantic [[KingMook King Slime]]. They are 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''.
16th Jul '17 2:53:01 PM Galacton
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Most {{Mooks}} exist solely to [[WhatMeasureIsAMook die en masse]] at the hero's hands. Some become emblematic of their series in the process.

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Most {{Mooks}} exist solely to [[WhatMeasureIsAMook die en masse]] at the hero's hands. Some become emblematic of their the series in the process.



Perhaps there's something memorable about their design or behavior. Maybe they are one the [[TheGoomba more basic and common enemies]] and their presence becomes a part of the series' setting. Maybe they are so [[AdorableEvilMinions cute]] or goofy that the player can't help but smile 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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Perhaps there's something memorable about their design or behavior. Maybe they are one the [[TheGoomba more basic and common enemies]] and so their presence becomes a part of the series' setting. Maybe they are so [[AdorableEvilMinions cute]] or goofy that the player can't help but smile 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.



While this trope is most prevalent in video games, it is by no means exclusive to them; [[Franchise/StarWars Stormtroopers]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zakus]], and [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks]] are some examples of iconic non-video game examples.



* The [[MechaMooks Biankies]] of ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', who also resemble the Putties of ''PowerRangers''.

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* The [[MechaMooks Biankies]] of ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', who also resemble are based on the Putties of ''PowerRangers''.''PowerRangers'' and an homage to sentai mooks in general.



* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series: little [[WaddlingHead toddling red creatures]] that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from their pear shaped face and [[NoMouth 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, however they can also be found wielding a variety of weapons, or piloting vehicles of various types. 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, the enemies that give Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] often become iconic as living [[PowerUp power-ups]] and some grow to become heavily associated with their copy abilities. Some of these were even made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
* Moos from the ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' series are big round creatures known for their CatSmile and [[TheDitz spacey]] expression (they sort of resemble a cross between a cat, a rabbit, and a Waddle Dee). They like to mill around aimlessly, waiting for Klonoa to use them as either a springboard or a missile. Their inherent harmlessness and [[TheDitz ditzyness]] coupled with their adorable appearance easily makes Moos one of the most recognizable creatures in the franchise.

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* Waddle Dee Dees from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series: little [[WaddlingHead toddling clumsy red creatures]] that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from their pear shaped face and [[NoMouth 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, however they can also be found wielding a variety of weapons, or piloting vehicles of various types. Starting around ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards,'' "specific" In some games "[[BreakoutMookCharacter specific]]" Waddle Dees started becoming characters, and now Waddle Dee are just as likely to [[BreakoutMookCharacter even appear as allies]] as they are enemies in ''Kirby'' games.
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** To a lesser extent, the enemies that give Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] often become iconic as are in essence living [[PowerUp power-ups]] and some grow to become heavily associated with their copy abilities. Some of these were even made into playable characters via the The [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
Star'' allowed Kirby to sacrifice a copy ability to summon some of these as playable characters.
* Moos from the ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' series are big round creatures known for their CatSmile and [[TheDitz spacey]] expression (they sort of resemble a cross between a cat, a rabbit, and a Waddle Dee).rabbit). They like to mill around aimlessly, waiting for Klonoa to use them as either a springboard or a missile. Their inherent harmlessness and [[TheDitz ditzyness]] coupled with their adorable appearance easily makes Moos one of the most recognizable creatures in the franchise.
2nd Jul '17 9:34:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Daleks, the most [[{{Freakazoid}} toyetic]] heartless, genocidal, world-destroying engines of destruction you'll ever meet.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Daleks, the most [[{{Freakazoid}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} toyetic]] heartless, genocidal, world-destroying engines of destruction you'll ever meet.
13th Jun '17 5:24:17 PM jakethegamer983
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The MascotMook combines the ubiquitous nature of a {{Mook}} with the iconic appeal of a {{Mascot}}, and despite lacking NominalImportance these guys have become spotlight stealers among the game's bestiary.

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The MascotMook Mascot Mook combines the ubiquitous nature of a {{Mook}} with the iconic appeal of a {{Mascot}}, and despite lacking NominalImportance these guys have become spotlight stealers among the game's bestiary.
30th Apr '17 2:18:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' has the Woolies, adorable bipedal sheep. Since the series a spin-off of HarvestMoon with monster battles and exploration added, the woolies can actually be tamed and used as a source of wool.

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* ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' has the Woolies, adorable bipedal sheep. Since the series a spin-off of HarvestMoon ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' with monster battles and exploration added, the woolies can actually be tamed and used as a source of wool.
23rd Apr '17 5:08:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'' has the Bacura, spinning gray InvincibleMinorMinion square panels. They didn't achieve Mascot status and were actually unnamed until their cameo appearances in Namco's ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', where they actually appeared in various different roles, and even with UndergroundMonkey variants. They eventually also appeared in ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' and even the 3DS entry into the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series as enemies in Smash Run, as it was developed by Namco.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xevious}}'' has the Bacura, spinning gray InvincibleMinorMinion square panels. They didn't achieve Mascot status and were actually unnamed until their cameo appearances in Namco's ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', where they actually appeared in various different roles, and even with UndergroundMonkey variants. They eventually also appeared in ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' and even the 3DS entry into the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series as enemies in Smash Run, as it was developed by Namco.
11th Mar '17 6:42:19 PM SecretStrategist
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* ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'' has the Puka Pukas, which are cute, sock-puppet like ghosts which wear hitaikakushi on their heads.

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* ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'' ''VideoGame/KikiKaiKai'' has the Puka Pukas, which are cute, sock-puppet like ghosts which wear hitaikakushi on their heads.
10th Mar '17 3:52:52 PM lalalei2001
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* ''VideoGame/{{KikiKaiKai}}'' has the Puka Pukas, which are cute, sock-puppet like ghosts which wear hitaikakushi on their heads.

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* ''VideoGame/{{KikiKaiKai}}'' ''VideoGame/PockyAndRocky'' has the Puka Pukas, which are cute, sock-puppet like ghosts which wear hitaikakushi on their heads.
21st Feb '17 9:16:40 AM Drope
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** The Zombies in the very first game, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1''.
** The Lickers of the second game, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''.
** [[EliteMook Dr. Salvador]] in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.

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** The Zombies in the very first game, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1''.
''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1''. In particular, the very first one, with its memorable introduction.
** The Lickers of the second game, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''.
''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''. Those went on to become {{Breakout Mook Character}}s.
** [[EliteMook Dr. Salvador]] in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.
''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', being featured in some promotional artwork.
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