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18th Jan '18 5:03:10 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Nouda in ''Literature/BartimaeusTrilogy'' is far less dangerous as a giant demonic monster than as a balding middle-aged man. {{Justified}} in that our world is harmful to demons, who aren't native to it. Nouda temporarily got around this by possessing a human host, but his essence proved too strong for the human body to contain, and he started bursting back out it, loosing the projective insulation of a human body in the process.
16th Dec '17 1:57:28 PM nombretomado
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** Joseph Merrick, ''TheElephantMan'', had a pronounced limp, difficulty speaking, his enlarged right arm was useless and he had to sleep with care lest his enlarged head break his neck.

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** Joseph Merrick, ''TheElephantMan'', ''Film/TheElephantMan'', had a pronounced limp, difficulty speaking, his enlarged right arm was useless and he had to sleep with care lest his enlarged head break his neck.
25th Nov '17 10:30:18 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' plays Monstrosity Equals Weakness straight: The Monster of the Week is, well, monstrous, while the QuirkyMinibossSquad is humanoid, and the first BigBad has only human-looking forms. The series also inverts BishonenLine: the aforementioned Quirky Miniboss Squad tend to start out human-looking, switch to less-attractive, animal-inspired forms for battle, and have full-fledged giant hideous monster forms when it's time for the heroines to kill them off.

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* ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' plays Monstrosity Equals Weakness straight: ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'': The Monster of the Week is, well, monstrous, while the QuirkyMinibossSquad is humanoid, and the first BigBad has only human-looking forms. The series also inverts BishonenLine: the aforementioned Quirky Miniboss Squad tend to start out human-looking, switch to less-attractive, animal-inspired forms for battle, and have full-fledged giant hideous monster forms when it's time for the heroines to kill them off.
1st Oct '17 7:17:41 AM CG-Druid
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* Also the anime ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' qualifies for it. The Awakened Being there have both a human form and a monstrous form. Actually the Awakened Being are much stronger in their monstrous form than in their human form. But all the Awakened Beings first seen in their human form before they turn, are really strong opponents. The Awakened Being, which you sees from the outset in their monstrous form, are defeated faster.

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* Also the anime ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' qualifies for it. The Awakened Being Beings there have both a human form and a monstrous form. Actually the Awakened Being are much stronger in their monstrous form than in their human form. But all the Awakened Beings first seen in their human form before they turn, are really strong opponents. The Awakened Being, which you sees from the outset in their monstrous form, are defeated faster.
1st Oct '17 7:16:47 AM CG-Druid
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* Also the anime ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' qualifies for it. The Awakened Being there have both a human form and a monstrous form. Actually the Awakened Being are much stronger in their monstrous form than in their human form. But all the Awakened Beings first seen in their human form before they turn, are really strong opponents. The Awakened Being, which you sees from the outset in their monstrous form, are defeated faster.
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.]]
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