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23rd Aug '16 5:20:53 AM Galacton
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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. You have them as party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.

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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. You have them 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]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.Door]]''.
23rd Aug '16 2:26:16 AM Galacton
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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 here on TV Tropes. You have them as party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.

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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 here on TV Tropes.for basic early game enemy. You have them as party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.
23rd Aug '16 2:22:47 AM Galacton
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* [[TheGoomba Goombas]] and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series have evolved into this over the years, Koopa Troopas especially after their AnthropomorphicShift. You have them as party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.

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* [[TheGoomba Goombas]] and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series have evolved into this over the years, Koopa Troopas especially after their AnthropomorphicShift.years. Goombas are even a TropeNamer here on TV Tropes. You have them as party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.
23rd Aug '16 2:20:45 AM Galacton
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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series; little [[WaddlingHead waddling 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 weapons such as a spear or parasol, or piloting vehicles of various types to increase their combat capabilities. 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]] act as living [[PowerUp power-ups]] and some grow to become heavily associated with their copy abilities; examples include the bomb throwing clown Poppy Bros. Jr. and the [[Snowlem snowman]] Chilly. Some of these were even made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.

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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series; little [[WaddlingHead waddling 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 weapons such as a spear or parasol, weapons, or piloting vehicles of various types to increase their combat capabilities.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]] act as living [[PowerUp power-ups]] and some grow to become heavily associated with their copy abilities; examples include the bomb throwing clown Poppy Bros. Jr. and the [[Snowlem snowman]] Chilly.abilities. Some of these were even made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
23rd Aug '16 1:50:02 AM Galacton
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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are little [[WaddlingHead waddling 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 weapons such as a spear or parasol, or piloting vehicles of various types to increase their combat capabilities. 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.

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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are series; little [[WaddlingHead waddling 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 weapons such as a spear or parasol, or piloting vehicles of various types to increase their combat capabilities. 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.
22nd Aug '16 2:13:57 AM Galacton
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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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The MascotMook is a are spotlight stealer stealers 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.



!!Video Game Examples



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Zakus are almost as iconic as the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]] itself, with or without the [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority red paint]], antenna and [[AceCustom 3x boost to]] ''[[AceCustom everything]]''. And if you fuse them with Servbots, you get the Zakos from ''Anime/SDGundamForce''.
** [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/MSM-04_Acguy The Acguy]], a ridiculously obscure Zeon mobile suit, is similarly adored in many places, often accompanying the Zaku. This has led to the custom variants, [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/GPB-04B_Beargguy the Bearguy]] and its successor [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/KUMA-03_Beargguy_III Bearguy III]], appearing in [[Anime/ModelSuitGunplaBuildersBeginningG both Gunpla]] [[Anime/GundamBuildFighters fighting series]].
** Even when the designs of the Gundams are changed from formula (''Anime/TurnAGundam'', to a lesser extent ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''), the resident Zaku expies will retain [[CyberCyclops the traditional designs]].
* Although ''Anime/MazingerZ'' basically used a MonsterOfTheWeek formula, two of Mazinger's first opponents: Garada K7, a skull-faced Mechanical Beast with two detachable scythes on its head; and Doublas M2, a beast with two serpentine laser-shooting heads, are among the most iconic, and show up in just about every adaptation and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game (even if no other Mechanical Beasts appear).
* In ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', [[{{Robeast}} Turtle King]] was the first opponent the FiveManBand faced. In all adaptations and remakes have been done since, Turtle King always shows up, and usually he is the first MechanicalMonster than TheDragon sends.
* ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga'' has the ropers, possibly chosen because they don't really look at all marketable.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': The Minions even have their own [[https://www.facebook.com/minions Facebook Page]], and appear in more marketing than any of the lead characters. They even got [[WesternAnimation/{{Minions}} their own movie]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Stormtroopers exist [[{{Mooks}} only to be mowed down]] and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy demonstrate that yes, it]] ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy is]] ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy possible to be incapable of hitting the broad side of a barn]], but where would ''Star Wars'' be without them? They even managed to put them into the prequel trilogy, in the form of the Clone Troopers.
[[/folder]]






[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Daleks, the most [[{{Freakazoid}} toyetic]] heartless, genocidal, world-destroying engines of destruction you'll ever meet.
* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has several mascot monsters for each entry.
* The ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise has the Shocker Soldiers, the grunts from the [[Series/KamenRider original series]], who returned in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' to lead up to the big teamup movie, and then there was their use in the ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' teamup net movies... their wacky 'Yee!' noises and hand movements made them good for comedy fodder, to the point that by now it's ''awkward'' to watch them in an actual Shocker-related movie. They're basically Kamen Rider's Pikachu by now, and here they are ''with knives. Attacking people. People we like.'' You don't see that every day anymore!
[[/folder]]



* [[TheGoomba Goombas]] and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series have evolved into this over the years, Koopa Troopas especially after their AnthropomorphicShift. You have them as party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other Mooks in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.

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* [[TheGoomba Goombas]] and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series have evolved into this over the years, Koopa Troopas especially after their AnthropomorphicShift. You have them as party members in ''VideoGame/PaperMario 1'' and ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other Mooks enemies in the series such as [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.



* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are little [[WaddlingHead waddling 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, but they can also be found wielding weapons or riding atop another enemy. Waddle Doo is a cycloptic variant of Waddle Dee known for it's beam firing eye. 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.

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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are little [[WaddlingHead waddling 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, but however they can also be found wielding weapons such as a spear or riding atop another enemy. Waddle Doo is a cycloptic variant parasol, or piloting vehicles of Waddle Dee known for it's beam firing eye.various types to increase their combat capabilities. 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.



[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Bogey from ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' was just one of a billion such Bogies in the game, and was likely a CaptainErsatz of Goombas and/or Metools.
* The Imps from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Even though their appearances have been few and far between in the past year, their reactions and expressions in general were more than enough to win the hearts of the readers.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* The Battle Droids in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' come off almost as [[{{Expy}} expies]] of [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Prinnies]], down to their pessimistic outlook and general disposability.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Bogey from ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' was just one of a billion such Bogies in the game, and was likely a CaptainErsatz of Goombas and/or Metools.
* The Imps from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Even though their appearances have been few and far between in the past year, their reactions and expressions in general were more than enough to win the hearts of the readers.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* The Battle Droids in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' come off almost as [[{{Expy}} expies]] of [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Prinnies]], down to their pessimistic outlook and general disposability.
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!!Non-Video Game Examples

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Zakus are almost as iconic as the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam]] itself, with or without the [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority red paint]], antenna and [[AceCustom 3x boost to]] ''[[AceCustom everything]]''. And if you fuse them with Servbots, you get the Zakos from ''Anime/SDGundamForce''.
** [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/MSM-04_Acguy The Acguy]], a ridiculously obscure Zeon mobile suit, is similarly adored in many places, often accompanying the Zaku. This has led to the custom variants, [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/GPB-04B_Beargguy the Bearguy]] and its successor [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/KUMA-03_Beargguy_III Bearguy III]], appearing in [[Anime/ModelSuitGunplaBuildersBeginningG both Gunpla]] [[Anime/GundamBuildFighters fighting series]].
** Even when the designs of the Gundams are changed from formula (''Anime/TurnAGundam'', to a lesser extent ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''), the resident Zaku expies will retain [[CyberCyclops the traditional designs]].
* Although ''Anime/MazingerZ'' basically used a MonsterOfTheWeek formula, two of Mazinger's first opponents: Garada K7, a skull-faced Mechanical Beast with two detachable scythes on its head; and Doublas M2, a beast with two serpentine laser-shooting heads, are among the most iconic, and show up in just about every adaptation and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game (even if no other Mechanical Beasts appear).
* In ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', [[{{Robeast}} Turtle King]] was the first opponent the FiveManBand faced. In all adaptations and remakes have been done since, Turtle King always shows up, and usually he is the first MechanicalMonster than TheDragon sends.
* ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga'' has the ropers, possibly chosen because they don't really look at all marketable.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': The Minions even have their own [[https://www.facebook.com/minions Facebook Page]], and appear in more marketing than any of the lead characters. They even got [[WesternAnimation/{{Minions}} their own movie]].
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Stormtroopers exist [[{{Mooks}} only to be mowed down]] and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy demonstrate that yes, it]] ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy is]] ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy possible to be incapable of hitting the broad side of a barn]], but where would ''Star Wars'' be without them? They even managed to put them into the prequel trilogy, in the form of the Clone Troopers.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has the Daleks, the most [[{{Freakazoid}} toyetic]] heartless, genocidal, world-destroying engines of destruction you'll ever meet.
* The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has several mascot monsters for each entry.
* The ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise has the Shocker Soldiers, the grunts from the [[Series/KamenRider original series]], who returned in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' to lead up to the big teamup movie, and then there was their use in the ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' teamup net movies... their wacky 'Yee!' noises and hand movements made them good for comedy fodder, to the point that by now it's ''awkward'' to watch them in an actual Shocker-related movie. They're basically Kamen Rider's Pikachu by now, and here they are ''with knives. Attacking people. People we like.'' You don't see that every day anymore!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Bogey from ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' was just one of a billion such Bogies in the game, and was likely a CaptainErsatz of Goombas and/or Metools.
* The Imps from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' Even though their appearances have been few and far between in the past year, their reactions and expressions in general were more than enough to win the hearts of the readers.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* The Battle Droids in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' come off almost as [[{{Expy}} expies]] of [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Prinnies]], down to their pessimistic outlook and general disposability.
[[/folder]]


20th Aug '16 8:12:25 AM Galacton
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* The ''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''.

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* The ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' franchise features franchise's Slimes, which are smiley-faced blobs subvert prior RPG depictions of the BlopMonster by being tear drop shaped and having large goofy smiles on their faces. The regular blue goo, slimes are the single weakest foes [[TheGoomba first enemies]] encountered in the entire game (albeit with 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]]) and 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''.



** In the ''DragonQuestMonsters'' games, there is a whole (elemental) family just for all the different types of slimes in the series.



* 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 ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other Mooks in the series such as [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Bob-Ombs, Shy Guys]], and [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]]. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.

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* Goombas [[TheGoomba Goombas]] and Koopa Troopas from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series have evolved into this over the years, more so with Koopa Troopas especially 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 ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'', and in any game where Bowser is on your side, especially ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''. This is also the case with several other Mooks in the series such as [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2 Bob-Ombs, Shy Guys]], and [[ActionBomb Bob-Ombs]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Boos]].Boos]], and Shy Guys. The latter two are especially this in the ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' and ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' subseries respectively.



* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are [[WaddlingHead toddling red creatures]] that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from the [[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 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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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are little [[WaddlingHead toddling waddling red creatures]] that somewhat resemble Kirby, aside from the 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 and come in multiple variations threat, but they can also be found wielding weapons like a spear or parasol or riding atop another enemy. Waddle Doo is a cycloptic variant of Waddle Dee known for it's beam firing eye. 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. games.
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To a lesser extent, any enemy in the series enemies that gives give Kirby [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] is essentially a act as living [[PowerUp power-up]] power-ups]] and some grow to become heavily associated with their copy abilities by abilities; examples include the fans. bomb throwing clown Poppy Bros. Jr. and the [[Snowlem snowman]] Chilly. Some of these were even made into playable characters via the [[PlatformingPocketPal Helper]] system in ''Kirby Super Star''.
13th Aug '16 11:09:38 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' and the rest of the Mother saga have the Starmen, sort of. One Starman is even featured on the ''Earthbound'' cover. Also, the Pigmask Army in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''.
* Pikachu from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is strange examples. A rare {{mon}} who only appeared in one to two areas each in the entire original game became a {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}, and [[BreakoutCharacter Nintendo noticed]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'' and the rest of the Mother saga have the Starmen, sort of. One Starman is even featured on the ''Earthbound'' cover. Also, the Pigmask Army in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''.
''VideoGame/Mother3''.
* Pikachu from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' is strange examples. a classic example. A rare {{mon}} who only appeared in one to two areas each in the entire original game game, it quickly became a {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}, an EnsembleDarkhorse, and [[BreakoutCharacter Nintendo noticed]].
3rd Jul '16 11:32:09 AM billybobfred
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* Shadow Heartless, the [[TheGoomba single weakest enemies]] of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. It helps that [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter they're adorable]].

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* Shadow Heartless, the [[TheGoomba single weakest enemies]] of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. It helps that [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter they're adorable]]. With the release of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'', the Meow Wow [[{{Mons}} Spirit]] has become a second mascot, representing Dream Eaters at large.
23rd Jun '16 11:53:50 PM Abodos
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* The ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'' series has [[CreepyCockroaches Radroaches]] from among the weaker early-game mooks, and Super Mutants from among the stronger late-game mooks.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'' series has [[CreepyCockroaches [[CreepyCockroach Radroaches]] from among the weaker early-game mooks, and Super Mutants from among the stronger late-game mooks.
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