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1st Mar '16 8:23:20 AM MajinAkuma
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* Integral to the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series. Invariably, they're possessed objects turned rampaging beasts which the heroines fight, defeat and purified, albeit there are cases of animals and even people being possessed. In the first [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure two]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar seasons]] the villains summoned ghost-like spirits (Zakenna and Uzaina respectively) to created the monsters; in following seasons, the bad guys used different tools to achieve the same results, such as [[CoolMask masks]] ([[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Kowaina]]), spheres (Hoshina from ''[=PC5=]'''s sequel ''GO!GO!''), diamond-shaped cards ([[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Nakewameke]]), [[OurSoulsAreDifferent wiltering Flower Hearts]] ([[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Desertrian]]), [[BrownNote corrupted musical notes]] ([[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Negatone]]) and [[MonsterClown clown noses]] containing a [[MacGuffin Cure Decor]] ([[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Akanbe]]). The [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Jikochuus]] are the exception to the rule as they are created with [[TheHeartless the selfish and petty thoughts of a person's heart]] without the need of possessing anything.

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* Integral to the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' series. Invariably, they're possessed objects turned rampaging beasts which the heroines fight, defeat and purified, albeit there are cases of animals and even people being possessed. In the first [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure two]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar seasons]] the villains summoned ghost-like spirits (Zakenna and Uzaina respectively) to created the monsters; in following seasons, the bad guys used different tools to achieve the same results, such as [[CoolMask masks]] ([[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 Kowaina]]), spheres (Hoshina from ''[=PC5=]'''s sequel ''GO!GO!''), diamond-shaped cards ([[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Nakewameke]]), [[OurSoulsAreDifferent wiltering Flower Hearts]] ([[Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure Desertrian]]), [[BrownNote corrupted musical notes]] ([[Anime/SuitePrettyCure Negatone]]) and [[MonsterClown clown noses]] containing a [[MacGuffin Cure Decor]] ([[Anime/SmilePrettyCure Akanbe]]). The [[Anime/DokiDokiPreCure Jikochuus]] are the exception to the rule as they are created with [[TheHeartless the selfish and petty thoughts of a person's heart]] without the need of possessing anything. anything.
** One notable example from ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'': [[spoiler:The BiggerBad and TrueFinalBoss is the final MonsterOfTheWeek, since he was only indirectly responsible to the plot and was never the BigBad. He even gets defeated in the same way like any other MonsterOfTheWeek.]]
22nd Feb '16 3:14:17 PM n3xus
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*** Every show since ''Den-O'' has followed the "monster of the fortnight" formula, though ''[[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]]'' did have a few Yummies that only lasted one episode. Mostly averted in ''[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Gaim]]'', although that's because the show's mainly about the different agendas of the multiple Riders so far, with the monsters a looming threat mostly in the background. Averted so far with ''[[Series/KamenRiderGhost]]'' though the Ganma all having the same basic body suit probably has something to do with that.

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*** Every show since ''Den-O'' has followed the "monster of the fortnight" formula, though ''[[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]]'' did have a few Yummies that only lasted one episode. Mostly averted in ''[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Gaim]]'', although that's because the show's mainly about the different agendas of the multiple Riders so far, with the monsters a looming threat mostly in the background. Averted so far with ''[[Series/KamenRiderGhost]]'' ''[[Series/KamenRiderGhost Ghost]]'' though the Ganma all having the same basic body suit probably has something to do with that.
22nd Feb '16 6:52:08 AM MeekWorm
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*''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has this especially in its first season. Later on it focuses more on its MythArc.
7th Feb '16 12:19:43 AM gophergiggles
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tends to follow this format with the Season Premieres and Finales, while generally keeping to a SliceOfLife format for in between (it could almost be called "Monster Of The Season"). In fact, whenever a major villain makes a second appearance[[note]]Not counting Season 5's BadFuture scenarios[[/note]] said second appearance is about the ponies [[HeelFaceTurn swinging them to the side of good]].
6th Feb '16 4:51:15 AM MarcoPolo250
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* The ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' manga started as a pretty typical UnwantedHarem monster of the week manga, but it [[GrowingTheBeard soon became focused]] on longer and more serious and involved story arcs. Did the anime do the same thing? NO!

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* The ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' manga ''[[Manga/RosarioToVampire Rosario + Vampire]]'' started as a pretty your typical UnwantedHarem monster of the week manga, but it until [[GrowingTheBeard soon it became focused]] on longer and more serious and involved story arcs. Did the The anime do adaption continued to be a fanservice-laden comedy into its second season, much to the same thing? NO!chagrin of the fandom.
25th Jan '16 10:38:59 PM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' starts out like this. The format gets dropped before the halfway mark.

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' starts out like this. The format gets dropped before the halfway mark. [[spoiler:One such monster manages to kill off a major character in the third episode]].
14th Jan '16 9:10:17 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'': Each episode features a different villain or team of villains.
14th Jan '16 5:47:03 AM matteste
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* Most ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' bosses only appear as a main boss once and then either [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]] or at least [[EnemyMine befriend]] Reimu, Marisa or both the next game they're seen, though this doesn't stop [[LetsYouAndHimFight the occasional misunderstanding]], especially in the FightingGame or PVP spinoffs, or [[OneSceneWonder are never seen again]] outside of a GaidenGame. This is a main reason for the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the other being [[LongRunners 14 games and counting]] ([[CapcomSequelStagnation discounting decimal-numbered games!]]).

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* Most ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' bosses only appear as a main boss once and then either [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]] or at least [[EnemyMine befriend]] Reimu, Marisa or both the next game they're seen, though this doesn't stop [[LetsYouAndHimFight the occasional misunderstanding]], especially in the FightingGame or PVP spinoffs, or [[OneSceneWonder are never seen again]] outside of a GaidenGame. This is a main reason for the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the other being [[LongRunners 14 15 games and counting]] ([[CapcomSequelStagnation discounting decimal-numbered games!]]).
5th Jan '16 6:39:38 PM AjWargo
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** You could also make a point for Team Rocket's mechs.
14th Dec '15 8:07:47 PM Delphi
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*** Every show since ''Den-O'' has followed the "monster of the fortnight" formula, though ''[[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]]'' did have a few Yummies that only lasted one episode. Mostly averted in ''[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Gaim]]'', although that's because the show's mainly about the different agendas of the multiple Riders so far, with the monsters a looming threat mostly in the background.

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*** Every show since ''Den-O'' has followed the "monster of the fortnight" formula, though ''[[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]]'' did have a few Yummies that only lasted one episode. Mostly averted in ''[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Gaim]]'', although that's because the show's mainly about the different agendas of the multiple Riders so far, with the monsters a looming threat mostly in the background. Averted so far with ''[[Series/KamenRiderGhost]]'' though the Ganma all having the same basic body suit probably has something to do with that.
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