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14th Oct '16 2:33:06 AM Galacton
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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are 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.

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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are 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.
4th Oct '16 10:29:54 AM Chaosenvoy
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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.

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* Shadow Heartless, the [[TheGoomba single weakest enemies]] of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. It helps that [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter they're adorable]]. There's also the Soldier, the second-weakest Heartless and most well-known example of the Emblem Heartless with several variations to go with it. With the release of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'', the Meow Wow [[{{Mons}} Spirit]] has become a second mascot, representing Dream Eaters at large.
4th Oct '16 1:48:46 AM Galacton
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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.]]

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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.]]mean]]. Whenever Tron appears in a [[CapcomVSWHatever crossover]] [[NamcoXCapcom game]] her Servbots are guaranteed to be somewhere nearby.
4th Oct '16 1:41:16 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 are spotlight 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.

Whatever the case, these Mooks have somehow become just as vital to the series as a whole as your core party members are to the narrative of each separate installment. Fans [[TheCoconutEffect silently expect]] these guys to appear ''somewhere'' in each and every installment (often in [[UndergroundMonkey multiple versions]]), simply because ''[[GrandfatherClause it always has]]'', and no new game would be fit for release without its appearance.

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

The MascotMook are spotlight stealers despite lacking NominalImportance, combining combines the ubiquitous nature of the a {{Mook}} with the iconic appeal of a {{Mascot}}. {{Mascot}}, and despite lacking NominalImportance these guys have become spotlight stealers among the game's bestiary.

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

Whatever the case, these Mooks have somehow become just as vital to the series as a whole as your core party members are to the narrative of each separate installment. Fans [[TheCoconutEffect silently expect]] these guys to appear ''somewhere'' in each and every installment (often in [[UndergroundMonkey multiple versions]]), simply because ''[[GrandfatherClause it they always has]]'', have]]'', and no new game would be fit for release without its their appearance.
13th Sep '16 11:57:45 AM Galacton
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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are little [[WaddlingHead bumbling 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.

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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series are little [[WaddlingHead bumbling 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.
4th Sep '16 1:09:04 PM 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, 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.

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* Waddle Dee from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series; series are little [[WaddlingHead waddling bumbling 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.
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''.
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