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20th Jun '17 6:21:50 AM OrigamiPhoenix
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* Arguably present in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Apostles tend to be human-ish when introduced, [[OneWingedAngel proceed to become incredibly monstrous]], and subsequently die within the next chapter or so. Not that normal {{mooks}} don't already [[CurbStompBattle steamroll]] regular humans, but the main character Guts makes shorter work out of the least human-ish monsters.
15th Jun '17 10:07:35 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons of the Books of Zeref]] are extremely powerful and dangerous foes, but there's a noticeable trend that the more humanoid they are, the more dangerous they are. Hulking brutes who tower like buildings over humans like [[EldritchAbomination Lullaby and Deloria]], introduced earlier in the manga, are eventually outclassed entirely by the likes of [[HavingABlast Jackal]] or [[PeoplePuppets Seliah]], who are human-sized and only have dog ears or horns to distinguish them from humans. [[GreenThumb Mard Geer]], [[spoiler:[[LightEmUp Larcade]], and [[TheHero Natsu Dragneel]]]] are the most powerful demons shown yet and look just like normal humans outside of their OneWingedAngel forms.

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons of the Books of Zeref]] are extremely powerful and dangerous foes, but there's a noticeable trend that the more humanoid they are, the more dangerous they are. Hulking brutes who tower like buildings over humans like [[EldritchAbomination Lullaby and Deloria]], introduced earlier in the manga, are eventually outclassed entirely by the likes of [[HavingABlast Jackal]] or [[PeoplePuppets Seliah]], who are human-sized and only have dog ears or horns to distinguish them from humans. [[GreenThumb Mard Geer]], [[spoiler:[[LightEmUp Larcade]], and [[TheHero Natsu Dragneel]]]] [[TheGhost E.N.D.]]]] are the most powerful demons shown yet and look just like normal humans outside of their OneWingedAngel forms.forms. This is {{justified}} since [[spoiler:Zeref created them both to perfect the art of CreatingLife so he could bring his little brother BackFromTheDead and to [[DeathSeeker make something strong enough to kill him]]. The most powerful demon of all, E.N.D., is fittingly enough said reanimated brother, [[TheHero Natsu Dragneel]]]].
15th Jun '17 10:03:20 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons of the Books of Zeref]] are extremely powerful and dangerous foes, but there's a noticeable trend that the more humanoid they are, the more dangerous they are. Hulking brutes who tower like buildings over humans like [[EldritchAbomination Lullaby and Deloria]], introduced earlier in the manga, are eventually outclassed entirely by the likes of [[HavingABlast Jackal]] or [[PeoplePuppets Seliah]], who are human-sized and only have dog ears or horns to distinguish them from humans. [[GreenThumb Mard Geer]], [[spoiler:[[LightEmUp Larcade]], and [[TheHero Natsu Dragneel]]]] are the most powerful demons shown yet and look just like normal humans outside of their OneWingedAngel forms.
12th May '17 5:38:28 AM Cryoclaste
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* Mostly {{Averted|Trope}} in ''{{Metroid}}''. Samus most dangerous rival isn't any of the rival hunters who've appeared in games like ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Hunters'' or ''Metroid Prime 3'', most of which are taken out fairly easily, but rather the fiendish pterodactyl-like alien Ridley, and the even more monstrous Mother Brain. What's more, when Mother Brain was "resurrected" in the body of an android in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' she was notably ''weaker'' than she was in her monstrous form. On the other hand, the absolute, no-contest ''most'' deadly enemy that Samus ever faced, even temporarily, was her own EvilTwin, the [[VideoGame/MetroidFusion SA-X]].

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* Mostly {{Averted|Trope}} in ''{{Metroid}}''. ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}''. Samus most dangerous rival isn't any of the rival hunters who've appeared in games like ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime Hunters'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'' or ''Metroid Prime 3'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', most of which are taken out fairly easily, but rather the fiendish pterodactyl-like alien Ridley, and the even more monstrous Mother Brain. What's more, when Mother Brain was "resurrected" in the body of an android in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' she was notably ''weaker'' than she was in her monstrous form. On the other hand, the absolute, no-contest ''most'' deadly enemy that Samus ever faced, even temporarily, was her own EvilTwin, the [[VideoGame/MetroidFusion SA-X]].
28th Apr '17 10:13:50 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* OlderThanTelevision and most likely the UrExample, Bram Stoker's {{Dracula}}, while never exactly weak, was an unnatural and horrifying old man in the first act when all he had to feed from were slaves and Transylvanian commoners that were in low supply. After gorging on the blood of the crew of the ship he stowed away on, and several weeks of terrorizing Londoners, he became [[MrFanservice stunningly attractive and seductive]].
* A running theme in TheLordOfTheRings is that, while monstrous beings may be superficially more powerful in some ways, their monstrosity is ultimately a result of corruption and weakens them in the long run. This applies even more to metaphysical beings like [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]], who was a dark towering monstrosity because he'd [[ShapeshifterModeLock LOST the ability to change form.]]

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* OlderThanTelevision and most likely the UrExample, Bram Stoker's {{Dracula}}, ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', while never exactly weak, was an unnatural and horrifying old man in the first act when all he had to feed from were slaves and Transylvanian commoners that were in low supply. After gorging on the blood of the crew of the ship he stowed away on, and several weeks of terrorizing Londoners, he became [[MrFanservice stunningly attractive and seductive]].
* A running theme in TheLordOfTheRings ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is that, while monstrous beings may be superficially more powerful in some ways, their monstrosity is ultimately a result of corruption and weakens them in the long run. This applies even more to metaphysical beings like [[GodOfEvil Morgoth]], who was a dark towering monstrosity because he'd [[ShapeshifterModeLock LOST the ability to change form.]]
20th Dec '16 1:56:11 PM REV6Pilot
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* Inverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan]]. The regular Titans look like gigantic, heavily doped people, while the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Titan Shifters]] all have some kind of inhuman deformity, like [[spoiler: Eren's serrated lipless mouth, Annie's exposed muscles, and so the list goes]]. Shifters, as [[ItCanThink they retain their human intelligence]], are easily the most dangerous type of Titan.

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* Inverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan]].''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. The regular Titans look like gigantic, heavily doped people, while the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Titan Shifters]] all have some kind of inhuman deformity, like [[spoiler: Eren's serrated lipless mouth, Annie's exposed muscles, and so the list goes]]. Shifters, as [[ItCanThink they retain their human intelligence]], are easily the most dangerous type of Titan.
20th Dec '16 1:55:34 PM REV6Pilot
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* Typically played straight in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (See also BishounenLine ). Notably lampshaded by Piccolo: the Saiyan warrior Nappa is a huge , towering mountain of muscle, but he's clearly much weaker than (and more than a little afraid of angering) the Saiyan Prince Vegeta, who is noticeably short, even compared to average humans.

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* Typically played straight in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (See also BishounenLine ). BishounenLine). Notably lampshaded by Piccolo: the Saiyan warrior Nappa is a huge , huge, towering mountain of muscle, but he's clearly much weaker than (and more than a little afraid of angering) the Saiyan Prince Vegeta, who is noticeably short, even compared to average humans.
* Inverted in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan]]. The regular Titans look like gigantic, heavily doped people, while the [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Titan Shifters]] all have some kind of inhuman deformity, like [[spoiler: Eren's serrated lipless mouth, Annie's exposed muscles, and so the list goes]]. Shifters, as [[ItCanThink they retain their human intelligence]], are easily the most dangerous type of Titan.
21st Sep '16 10:57:38 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' the Corrupted Gem monsters the heroes fight early on are completely nonhumanoid in appearance, and are often weaker than regular humanoid gems (partially because they're mentally corrupted to the point where they're non-sapient). [[spoiler: Notably, once Jasper is corrupted, she goes from ImplacableMan to being poofed by a single strike from Peridot.]]
10th Aug '16 9:41:22 AM Willbyr
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* ''BusouRenkin'' justifies this: Homunculi can only attack in the manner of the base creature. Gorilla-based can just use pure strength, an eagle-based one can use their talons, but only a humanoid homunculus can use real weapons. This includes the titular superweapons, by the way.

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* ''BusouRenkin'' ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' justifies this: Homunculi can only attack in the manner of the base creature. Gorilla-based can just use pure strength, an eagle-based one can use their talons, but only a humanoid homunculus can use real weapons. This includes the titular superweapons, by the way.
7th Aug '16 8:25:11 AM azraelfinalstar
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* Typically played straight in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (See also BishounenLine ). Notably lampshaded by Piccolo: the Saiyan warrior Nappa is a huge , towering mountain of muscle, but he's clearly much weaker than (and more than a little afraid of angering) the Saiyan Prince Vegeta, who is noticeably short, even compared to average humans.
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