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** Rathalos for the original ''Monster Hunter'' (and Felynes also for the entire series), Azure Rathalos for ''3 Ultimate'''s Western release, Seregios for the Japanese and European release of ''4 Ultimate'', Tigrex for ''Freedom 2'', Nargacuga for ''Freedom Unite'', Brachydios for the Japanese version of ''3 Ultimate'', Lagiacrus for ''3'', Zinogre for ''Portable 3rd'', Gore Magala for ''Monster Hunter 4'' and the American release of ''4 Ultimate'' (It also represents the Monster Hunter franchise as a whole in ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'') and Kushala Daora for ''2'', making it the first Elder Dragon to grace a game cover.

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** Rathalos for the original ''Monster Hunter'' (and Felynes also for and the entire series), first ''Freedom'', Azure Rathalos for ''Monster Hunter G'' and the Western release of ''3 Ultimate'''s Western release, Ultimate'', Seregios for the Japanese and European release of ''4 Ultimate'', Tigrex for ''Freedom 2'', Nargacuga for ''Freedom Unite'', Brachydios for the Japanese version of ''3 Ultimate'', Lagiacrus for ''3'', Zinogre for ''Portable 3rd'', Gore Magala for ''Monster Hunter 4'' and the American release of ''4 Ultimate'' (It also represents the Monster Hunter franchise as a whole in ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'') and Kushala Daora for ''2'', making it the first Elder Dragon to grace a game cover.



* Poison from ''VideoGame/FinalFight''.
** Poison only shows up in one game, and as a side character in ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. The ''real'' MascotMook of the series has to be the [[GiantMook Andoré]] family. The biggest, heaviest hitting, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Celebs Were Harmediest]] recurring enemy that's in all the ''Final Fight'' games, and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''.

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* Poison from ''VideoGame/FinalFight''.
** Poison only shows up in one game, and as a side character in ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. The ''real'' MascotMook of the series
''VideoGame/FinalFight'' has to be the [[GiantMook Andoré]] family. The biggest, heaviest hitting, [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Celebs Were Harmediest]] recurring enemy that's in all the ''Final Fight'' games, and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''.



* [[TheGoomba Goombas]] and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series have evolved into this over the years. Goombas are even a TropeNamer for basic early game enemy. This is also the case with many other enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], Lakitus, [[AngryGuardDog Chain Chomps]], [[ManEatingPlant Piranha Plants]], [[BigBoosHaunt Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two especially in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' games respectively. Several of these [[BreakoutMookCharacter became characters]] and playable party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]''.
* Metall (or Mettool, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS or however you spell it]]) from ''Franchise/MegaMan''. Sniper Joes, although they're mainly locked into the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Classic]] series. In exchange, not a single one of those games doesn't feature some variant of them.
** Metalls are a popular recurring enemy in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', but [[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior the anime]] turned the Pop-Up virus into a BreakoutMookCharacter of sorts; the heroes reprogram one of the Pop-Ups into an ally named Rush, whose special ability basically involves popping into the real world to lend help, and he gets a fair bit of focus for what is otherwise a somewhat-known, mildly annoying enemy in the original games.

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* [[TheGoomba Goombas]] and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series have evolved into this over the years. Goombas are even a TropeNamer for basic early game enemy. This is also the case with many other enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], Lakitus, [[AngryGuardDog Chain Chomps]], [[ManEatingPlant Piranha Plants]], [[BigBoosHaunt Boos]], and Shy Guys. The Guys; the latter two especially in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' games respectively. Several of these [[BreakoutMookCharacter became characters]] and playable party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]''.
* Metall (or Mettool, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS or however you spell it]]) from ''Franchise/MegaMan''. Sniper Joes, although they're mainly locked into the [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Classic]] series. In exchange, not a single one of those games doesn't feature some variant of them.
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them. Metalls are a popular recurring enemy in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'', but [[Anime/MegaManNTWarrior the anime]] turned the Pop-Up virus into a BreakoutMookCharacter of sorts; the heroes reprogram one of the Pop-Ups into an ally named Rush, whose special ability basically involves popping into the real world to lend help, and he gets a fair bit of focus for what is otherwise a somewhat-known, mildly annoying enemy in the original games.



* Waddle Dees from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series: little [[WaddlingHead clumsy red creatures]] that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from their [[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. In some games "[[BreakoutMookCharacter specific]]" Waddle Dees even appear as allies.
** To a lesser extent, the enemies that give Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] are in essence living [[PowerUp power-ups]] and some grow to become heavily associated with their copy abilities. The [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star'' allowed Kirby to sacrifice a copy ability to summon some of these as playable characters.

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* Waddle Dees from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series: little [[WaddlingHead clumsy red creatures]] that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from their [[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. In some games "[[BreakoutMookCharacter specific]]" Waddle Dees even appear as allies.
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allies. To a lesser extent, the enemies that give Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] are in essence living [[PowerUp power-ups]] and some grow to become heavily associated with their copy abilities. The [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star'' allowed Kirby to sacrifice a copy ability to summon some of these as playable characters.



* The Kremlings in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' series, as they're led by the reptilian antagonist King K. Rool. Since they're absent in ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns Returns]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze Tropical Freeze]]'', the role is filled in them by the Tikis and the Snowmads (specifically the Tucks) respectively).




23rd Oct '17 8:22:19 AM 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]], [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks]], and [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Minions]] 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]], [[Series/DoctorWho Daleks]], and [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Minions]] are some examples of iconic non-video game examples.
22nd Oct '17 11:22:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' featured [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Tron Bonne]] and her army of Servbots, little smiley-faced Lego men who obey her every instruction (although not always to the letter). They behave like children (Tron even refers to them as her kids), generally getting into trouble and making mischief, and when Mega Man faces them on the field of battle (usually piloting the Bonne Family's latest generation of mayhem-making machine), the little guys ''themselves'' [[InvincibleMinorMinion can't actually be destroyed]]. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Although you can kick them for health, if you're feeling mean]]. Whenever Tron appears in a [[CapcomVSWHatever crossover]] [[NamcoXCapcom game]] her Servbots are guaranteed to be somewhere nearby.

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'' featured [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Tron Bonne]] and her army of Servbots, little smiley-faced Lego men who obey her every instruction (although not always to the letter). They behave like children (Tron even refers to them as her kids), generally getting into trouble and making mischief, and when Mega Man faces them on the field of battle (usually piloting the Bonne Family's latest generation of mayhem-making machine), the little guys ''themselves'' [[InvincibleMinorMinion can't actually be destroyed]]. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Although you can kick them for health, if you're feeling mean]]. Whenever Tron appears in a [[CapcomVSWHatever [[VideoGame/CapcomVSWHatever crossover]] [[NamcoXCapcom [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom game]] her Servbots are guaranteed to be somewhere nearby.
19th Sep '17 5:45:26 PM DarkHunter
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* Franchise/{{Metroid}}s. Although they are generally {{Elite Mook}}s at the very least when they appear.

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* Franchise/{{Metroid}}s. Franchise/{{Metroid}}s, given the series was named after them. Although they are generally {{Elite Mook}}s at the very least when they appear.appear, and in some games they tend to be the strongest enemies around.
27th Aug '17 1:14:35 PM nombretomado
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* And the Punis, the Slimes-by-another-name of the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' series.

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* And the Punis, the Slimes-by-another-name of the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' series.
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.
allies.
** 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.
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