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16th Sep '16 3:41:07 AM YnK
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** ''Sailor Moon'' is the most famous of this, with the monsters of the week -- at least 80% of the time -- also being MonogenderMonsters, females in this case. Also, with only two exceptions (Cienicienta, but not because she's strong, smart or otherwise special, just because the authors wanted to make Usagi's birthday-episode into a two-parter, and Regulus, beacuse the writers forgot to kill him off), none of the monsters ever survive the episode they were introduced in. {{Parodied}} in [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/ArtworkJAFanarts/SMARTCritToomanyYomas.jpg this fanart.]]

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** ''Sailor Moon'' is the most famous of this, with the monsters of the week -- at least 80% of the time -- also being MonogenderMonsters, females in this case. Also, with only two exceptions (Cienicienta, but not because she's strong, smart or otherwise special, just because the authors wanted to make Usagi's birthday-episode into a two-parter, and Regulus, beacuse the writers forgot to kill him off), none None of the monsters ever survive the episode episodes they were introduced in.in, with the only two exceptions being Regulus (because Nephrite only used him as a distraction and never summoned him again after that) and Cenicienta (because the episode she appeared in was a two-parter). {{Parodied}} in [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/ArtworkJAFanarts/SMARTCritToomanyYomas.jpg this fanart.]]
25th Aug '16 4:15:13 AM AjWargo
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* Nightmare in ''[[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa Kirby of the Stars]]'' would provide King Dedede with a new monster with which to try to kill Kirby every episode. Naturally, Dedede is just too cheap to buy more than one at any one time. He did go into debt buying them. Nightmare actually had to send a monster to collect the debt without him realizing (at first), though it still ended up being defeated.

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* Nightmare in ''[[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa Kirby of the Stars]]'' would provide King Dedede with a new monster with which to try to kill Kirby every episode. Naturally, Dedede is just too cheap to buy more than one at any one time. He did go into debt buying them. Nightmare actually had to send a monster to collect the debt without him realizing (at first), though it still ended up being defeated. Some of the monsters were from the games, like the Ice Dragon and Mumbies, but others weren't.
1st Aug '16 11:05:17 AM 24601is2460done
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* "AshAndCinders" often has the trio facing off against different strange perils in between their FetchQuest to retrieve their stolen half-brother.

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* "AshAndCinders" ''AshAndCinders'' often has the trio facing off against different strange perils in between their FetchQuest to retrieve their stolen half-brother.
1st Aug '16 11:04:50 AM 24601is2460done
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* "AshAndCinders" often has the trio facing off against different strange perils in between their FetchQuest to retrieve their stolen half-brother.
30th Jul '16 10:13:39 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]].

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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]]. A handful of monsters ''do'' make an appearance during the SliceOfLife episodes (Like the Tatzlwurm from ''Three's A Crowd'' or the Chimera from ''Somepony to Watch Over Me'') but they're rarely the focus and usually just roll up to the party late to stir up a bit of extra trouble.
25th Jul '16 7:28:58 PM kenshirotakahashi
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* The Jyarei Monsters from ''Anime/EtoRangers''. This is a variant of the trope, however: they disguise themselves as characters of the Novel Worlds, so before the Eto Rangers can do battle they ''first'' have to use the Revealing Mirror on the disguised Jyarei to get them to reveal their true form.
5th Jul '16 2:46:10 AM Dark_Lord_
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* {{Toku}}
** Common in this genre, especially ''Franchise/KamenRider'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (and by extension, ''Franchise/PowerRangers'') and the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''. This isn't terribly surprising, as the action and fights are the main draw of these shows. Indeed, ''Super Sentai'' has multiple-stage monster of the week fights, culminating in a [[SuperRobot robot]] vs. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever daikaiju]] showdown.

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* {{Toku}}
** Common
Very common in this the {{Tokusatsu}} genre, especially ''Franchise/KamenRider'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (and by extension, ''Franchise/PowerRangers'') and the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''. This isn't terribly surprising, as the action and fights are the main draw of these shows. Indeed, ''Super Sentai'' has multiple-stage monster of the week fights, culminating in a [[SuperRobot robot]] vs. [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever daikaiju]] showdown. Below are some notable examples:


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** ''Series/ChouSeiShinGransazer'' actually averts this trope for most of the series. The first 12 episodes has an alien agent put the Gransazers against each other. The next quarter of the show deals with a trio of recurring villains. Only the third quarter of the show has the heroes consistently deal with random monster attacks, which subsequently get replaced by another set of recurring villains in the final arc.
24th Jun '16 12:57:09 PM StFan
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* ''[[{{Literature/MGP}} Magical Girl Policy]]'' follows this trope.



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10th Jun '16 4:01:44 AM CaptainTedium
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* The main premise of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015'' is Bumblebee and his team recapturing escaped Decepticons, with almost every episode having a new Decepticon appear as the antagonist.
2nd Jun '16 6:47:48 PM Monolaf317
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** ''Sailor Moon'' is the most famous of this, with the monsters of the week -- at least 80% of the time -- also being MonogenderMonsters, females in this case. Also, with only two exceptions (Cienicienta, but not because she's strong, smart or otherwise special, just because the authors wanted to make Usagi's birthday-episode into a two-parter, and Regulus, beacuse the writers forgot to kill him off), none of the monsters ever survive the episode they were introduced in.

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** ''Sailor Moon'' is the most famous of this, with the monsters of the week -- at least 80% of the time -- also being MonogenderMonsters, females in this case. Also, with only two exceptions (Cienicienta, but not because she's strong, smart or otherwise special, just because the authors wanted to make Usagi's birthday-episode into a two-parter, and Regulus, beacuse the writers forgot to kill him off), none of the monsters ever survive the episode they were introduced in. {{Parodied}} in [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/ArtworkJAFanarts/SMARTCritToomanyYomas.jpg this fanart.]]
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