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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.]]
6th May '16 7:38:21 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' has the akuma, ordinary people whose extreme negative emotions allowed the BigBad Hawkmoth to turn them into super-villains in his bid to steal the heroes' [[TransformationTrinket Miraculouses]].
6th May '16 7:34:52 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'': Each episode features a different villain or team of villains.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'': Each episode features a different villain or team of villains.villains reveling in or encouraging bad behavior, from vandalism to cheating to air pollution.
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.
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