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5th Mar '16 3:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* In issue four of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' which featured the Silver Age return of CaptainAmerica, Cap encounters an alien who turned the other Avengers to stone with a special ray. The alien had been stranded on Earth for thousands of years living in a cave and Cap surmised that the alien's wild hair, made him look like a woman in the shadows and was the basis for the myth about Medusa. Cap got the alien to change the Avengers back and helped him leave Earth and return home. The alien would turn out to belong to the D'Bari, whose planet was later destroyed when the [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix]] caused their sun to go nova.

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* In issue four of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' which featured the Silver Age return of CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Cap encounters an alien who turned the other Avengers to stone with a special ray. The alien had been stranded on Earth for thousands of years living in a cave and Cap surmised that the alien's wild hair, made him look like a woman in the shadows and was the basis for the myth about Medusa. Cap got the alien to change the Avengers back and helped him leave Earth and return home. The alien would turn out to belong to the D'Bari, whose planet was later destroyed when the [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix]] caused their sun to go nova.
5th Feb '16 4:01:18 PM jormis29
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The show had Sedusa; a character with tentacle-like hair (wasn't snakes but definitely had a life of its own) whose speciality was to, [[MeaningfulName yes]], [InstandSeduction seduce men]].

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The show had Sedusa; a character with tentacle-like hair (wasn't snakes but definitely had a life of its own) whose speciality was to, [[MeaningfulName yes]], [InstandSeduction [[InstandSeduction seduce men]].
5th Feb '16 5:44:12 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* Medusa is the BigBad in ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''.

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* Medusa Medusa, the Goddess of Darkness in opposition to BigGood [[GodOfGood Palutena]], is the BigBad in ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''.''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. [[spoiler:Well, at least for the first part of the latter game.]]



* Medusa's are among the creatures you can summon in ''{{VideoGame/Scribblenauts}}''. True to the myth, they can turn other characters to stone. You can also summon only a Medusa's head, which Maxwell himself can use to petrify others.

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* Medusa's are among the creatures you can summon in ''{{VideoGame/Scribblenauts}}''.''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}''. True to the myth, they can turn other characters to stone. You can also summon only a Medusa's head, which Maxwell himself can use to petrify others.



* One of the ''{{Webcomic/Oglaf}}'' strips featured a man who survived a Medusa encounter by being distracted her breasts. In the end it is implied that he got more than a RagingStiffie...

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* One of the ''{{Webcomic/Oglaf}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' strips featured a man who survived a Medusa encounter by being distracted her breasts. In the end it is implied that he got more than a RagingStiffie...



* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The show had Sedusa - a character with tentacle-like hair (wasn't snakes but definitely had a life of its own) whose specialty was to, yes, seduce men.

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The show had Sedusa - Sedusa; a character with tentacle-like hair (wasn't snakes but definitely had a life of its own) whose specialty speciality was to, yes, [[MeaningfulName yes]], [InstandSeduction seduce men.men]].
7th Dec '15 5:47:15 PM BattleMaster
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*** In Savage Species, several intelligent monsters including Medusas were made into playable classes: If you wanted to play a Medusa under the standard rules you had to start at level 10 or higher, but with Savage Species you could start as a level 1 immature Medusa who had not yet developed her full potential. The same expansions also introduced a Feat that allowed Medusas to enable and disable their gaze attack at will, allowing others to see their faces without being turned to stone.

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*** In Savage Species, several intelligent monsters including Medusas were made into playable classes: If you wanted to play a Medusa under the standard rules you had to start at level 10 or higher, but with Savage Species you could start as a level 1 immature Medusa who had not yet developed her full potential. The same expansions also introduced a Feat that allowed Medusas to enable and disable their gaze attack at will, will or to focus it at specific opponents, allowing others to see their faces without being turned to stone.stone unless the Medusa wants to do so. Sadly, like most monsters in the book, Medusas are CoolButInefficient due to not only losing so many class levels to normal player character races, but also because their two main powers (petrification and poison) are things that are extremely dangerous to normal PC races but something that [[UselessUsefulSpell many monsters are immune or highly resistant to]].


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* A non-hostile Medusa appears in ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' as one of the women in the [[PlatonicProstitution Brothel for the Slaking of Intellectual Lusts]]. You never clearly see her as she's hiding in a dark room to avoid harming anyone with her petrifying gaze due to having lost the veil she normally wears over her face. Finding it for her is one of the quests you can complete inside the Brothel.
3rd Nov '15 3:27:15 PM nombretomado
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* In issue four of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' which featured the Silver Age return of CaptainAmerica, Cap encounters an alien who turned the other Avengers to stone with a special ray. The alien had been stranded on Earth for thousands of years living in a cave and Cap surmised that the alien's wild hair, made him look like a woman in the shadows and was the basis for the myth about Medusa. Cap got the alien to change the Avengers back and helped him leave Earth and return home. The alien would turn out to belong to the D'Bari, whose planet was later destroyed when the [[TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix]] caused their sun to go nova.

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* In issue four of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' which featured the Silver Age return of CaptainAmerica, Cap encounters an alien who turned the other Avengers to stone with a special ray. The alien had been stranded on Earth for thousands of years living in a cave and Cap surmised that the alien's wild hair, made him look like a woman in the shadows and was the basis for the myth about Medusa. Cap got the alien to change the Avengers back and helped him leave Earth and return home. The alien would turn out to belong to the D'Bari, whose planet was later destroyed when the [[TheDarkPhoenixSaga [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix]] caused their sun to go nova.
26th Oct '15 2:55:19 AM ChrisX
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* Medusa will make a playable appearance in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' and for once, able to go toe to toe against the ones who caused her misery: Poseidon and ''especially'' Athena.

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* Medusa will make a is playable appearance in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'' and for once, able to go toe to toe against the ones who caused her misery: Poseidon and ''especially'' Athena.Athena. She's not a Goddess, but gets the pass for being one of the more famous monsters in mythology (when they have already included monsters like Scylla or Demigods like Hercules)
11th Oct '15 5:43:44 PM nombretomado
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* PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' book ''The Source of Magic'' has a Gorgon with snakes for hair. Any man who looks at her face is turned to stone. She is treated sympathetically since she does not want to do this and is forced to live alone; later she marries the Good Magician Humphrey after he fixes her problem by turning her face invisible.

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* PiersAnthony's Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' book ''The Source of Magic'' has a Gorgon with snakes for hair. Any man who looks at her face is turned to stone. She is treated sympathetically since she does not want to do this and is forced to live alone; later she marries the Good Magician Humphrey after he fixes her problem by turning her face invisible.
10th Oct '15 3:20:25 AM Servbot
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* ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' has Medusa as the boss for Route B of the Ancient Temple Ruins. Here, she has the lower body of a snake, scaly green skin, and monstrous clawed hands in addition to the traditional snakes for hair. In addition to her petrifying gaze, she could also summon snakes and shoot EyeBeams. Completing the Request to defeat her solo reveals her history. [[spoiler:Combining both of the classical Medusa origin stories, this Medusa is the youngest of the three Gorgon sisters who desecrated the resident Athena {{Expy}}'s temple by meeting with men there, whereupon [[DisproportionateRetribution she was turned into a monster as punishment]]. She then hid herself away with her sisters, who stayed with her out of pity, until she started showing up again at the temple]].
8th Oct '15 11:00:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the first PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians film, she's played by UmaThurman. So, not so much hideous.

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* In the first PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' film, she's played by UmaThurman.Creator/UmaThurman. So, not so much hideous.



* ''Literature/{{Percy Jackson|AndTheOlympians}}'' faces Medusa (or [[spoiler: Aunty Em, as she's called]]) as one of the monsters he battles in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. In the film she is played by UmaThurman too.

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* ''Literature/{{Percy Jackson|AndTheOlympians}}'' Percy faces Medusa (or [[spoiler: Aunty Em, as she's called]]) as one of the monsters he battles in ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. In the film she is played by UmaThurman too.
4th Aug '15 3:09:36 AM Twiddler
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* ''LightNovel/KagerouDays'': Azami, an immortal being as old as the planet whose long black hair grows as snakes. She can petrify people with eye-contact, but she controls when/if that happens. [[spoiler:She also happens to be the source of the cast's eye powers and creator of the Heat Haze world]]. She and her descendants (daughter Shion and granddaughter Mary) are called 'medusae' as a species, and regarded as monsters. Shion and Mary also inherited her abilities, but they get weaker as the medusa-blood is diluted (Shion is a HalfHumanHybrid, hence her daughter is only 1/4 medusa) - by Mary's generation, the most she can do is freeze people in place for a few minutes at a time and make her hair wiggle like snakes when highly emotional.

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* ''LightNovel/KagerouDays'': ''LightNovel/KagerouDaze'': Azami, an immortal being as old as the planet whose long black hair grows as snakes. She can petrify people with eye-contact, but she controls when/if that happens. [[spoiler:She also happens to be the source of the cast's eye powers and creator of the Heat Haze world]]. She and her descendants (daughter Shion and granddaughter Mary) are called 'medusae' as a species, and regarded as monsters. Shion and Mary also inherited her abilities, but they get weaker as the medusa-blood is diluted (Shion is a HalfHumanHybrid, hence her daughter is only 1/4 medusa) - by Mary's generation, the most she can do is freeze people in place for a few minutes at a time and make her hair wiggle like snakes when highly emotional.
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