History Main / Mooks

8th Jun '17 9:39:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, the main characters get to leave their SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy and travel into Boston for the day... only to face The Necromancer and his homicidal QuirkyMinibossSquad, along with a couple hundred mooks who are nameless and somewhat faceless. The Necromancer has lived up to his name by animating hundreds of corpses, and Phase has to fight them in the sewers underneath Boston. Only she doesn't have a flashlight.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, the main characters get to leave their SuperHeroSchool Whateley Academy and travel into Boston for the day... only to face The Necromancer and his homicidal QuirkyMinibossSquad, along with a couple hundred mooks who are nameless and somewhat faceless. The Necromancer has lived up to his name by animating hundreds of corpses, and Phase has to fight them in the sewers underneath Boston. Only she doesn't have a flashlight.
2nd May '17 8:55:43 PM Celcey
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* The Meyer Security guards in ''WebVideo/DorrMonster'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uam0KMyZh2E&index=3&list=PL0u5ZHidq4X4QhFAX9FzSiYJLRen74sLF The Guards Themselves]].

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* The Meyer Security guards in ''WebVideo/DorrMonster'''s ''WebVideo/DoorMonster'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uam0KMyZh2E&index=3&list=PL0u5ZHidq4X4QhFAX9FzSiYJLRen74sLF The Guards Themselves]].
2nd May '17 8:55:02 PM Celcey
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* The Meyer Security guards in ''WebVideo/DorrMonster'''s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uam0KMyZh2E&index=3&list=PL0u5ZHidq4X4QhFAX9FzSiYJLRen74sLF The Guards Themselves]].
5th Mar '17 9:51:47 PM Willbyr
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1st Mar '17 9:03:21 PM Willbyr
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* MagicTheGathering has creature tokens, which are creatures who aren't even worth having their own card. By default, creature tokens' names are also their creature type, and if they leave play they simply cease to exist. They rarely have abilities, and those they do have are typically keyword abilities ("Flying," versus, "Any creature able to block this creature must do so."). They are also typically created in large numbers, either via a one shot deal creating two or more, or by a repeatable effect squeezing out one each turn. Creature tokens didn't have any sort of official representation until Magic Online needed some standardized way to represent them, and then they weren't printed in paper for years afterward.

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* MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has creature tokens, which are creatures who aren't even worth having their own card. By default, creature tokens' names are also their creature type, and if they leave play they simply cease to exist. They rarely have abilities, and those they do have are typically keyword abilities ("Flying," versus, "Any creature able to block this creature must do so."). They are also typically created in large numbers, either via a one shot deal creating two or more, or by a repeatable effect squeezing out one each turn. Creature tokens didn't have any sort of official representation until Magic Online needed some standardized way to represent them, and then they weren't printed in paper for years afterward.
24th Dec '16 8:45:14 AM Drope
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* CowardlyMooks: (Mooks that flee from battle)
7th Dec '16 1:09:33 PM Drope
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* MookBouncer (a Mook who teleports enemies)
* MookLieutenant (regular Mooks take orders from this guy)



* MookCarryover (Mooks get a new Boss)

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* MookCarryover (Mooks get a new Boss)MookBouncer (a Mook who teleports enemies)
* MookLieutenant (regular Mooks take orders from this guy)


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* MookCarryover (Mooks get a new Boss)
7th Dec '16 12:57:27 PM Drope
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* MooksAteMyEquipment (Mooks that eat your stuff)
1st Dec '16 1:56:59 PM Eievie
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Also called "baddies", "[[FacelessGoons goons,]]" "scrubs," "[[AttackDrone drones,]]" "[[BitPartBadguys small fry,]]" "[[FlunkyBoss flunkies,]]" "[[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} pawns]]," "toadies," "grunts," "[[EvilMinions minions,]]" "[[SycophanticServant lackeys,]]" "underlings," "[[HenchmenRace henchpersons,]]" and "[[CannonFodder cannon fodder]]". In Japanese videogame jargon, they're known as "zako" or "small fry". The actual term "mook" presumably comes from Hong Kong Cinema, and takes its name from the ''mook jong'', the wooden training dummies used in Wing Chun, whose only function is to get hit. In Hong Kong movie circles, they're often called "three-hit men," in reference to [[RuleOfThree how many hits it takes]] to put them down, though the actual number of hits varies.

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Also called "baddies", "[[FacelessGoons goons,]]" "scrubs," "[[AttackDrone drones,]]" "[[BitPartBadguys small fry,]]" "[[FlunkyBoss flunkies,]]" "[[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} pawns]]," "toadies," "grunts," "[[EvilMinions minions,]]" "[[SycophanticServant lackeys,]]" "underlings," "[[HenchmenRace henchpersons,]]" [[FacelessGoons "goons"]], "scrubs", [[AttackDrone "drones"]], [[BitPartBadguys "small fry"]], [[FlunkyBoss "flunkies"]], [[TabletopGame/{{Chess}} "pawns"]], "toadies", "grunts", [[EvilMinions "minions"]], [[SycophanticServant "lackeys"]], "underlings", [[HenchmenRace "henchpersons"]], and "[[CannonFodder cannon fodder]]".[[CannonFodder "cannon fodder"]]. In Japanese videogame jargon, they're known as "zako" or "small fry". The actual term "mook" presumably comes from Hong Kong Cinema, and takes its name from the ''mook jong'', the wooden training dummies used in Wing Chun, whose only function is to get hit. In Hong Kong movie circles, they're often called "three-hit men," in reference to [[RuleOfThree how many hits it takes]] to put them down, though the actual number of hits varies.



Except where noted in some of the subcategories, it is generally considered "[[LawOfConservationOfDetail bad form]]" for mooks to be given any sort of detailed backstory or personality (beyond broad strokes). Put another way, for the purposes of heroes continuing to be seen as heroes, and to avoid a major mood swing, mooks generally have no girl/boyfriends, children, parents, grandparents; they don't belong to church groups or non-profits that might miss them; they don't spend part of their day looking forward to what's on TV tonight (never to see the show because they're about to die), and they generally die quick, semi-painless deaths (blood and gore optional). Mooks are rarely female, and if they are, they generally don't fall into the "gorgeous" category because you don't want the viewer/reader to become attached to a character the hero is about to kill (Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe is a noted example where this rule is broken, and 35 years later ''Film/JamesBond'' fans still criticize the decision to have Bond murder Creator/CarolineMunro's helicopter-flying babe). There are, of course, exceptions, either to make a MoodWhiplash and ponder about the nature of violence, establish the protagonist as a ruthless AntiHero, or [[PlayedForLaughs briefly acknowledge that the mooks have lives and personal affairs]] but [[ComedicSociopathy they're so trite and cliche that they deserve no sympathy anyway.]]

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Except where noted in some of the subcategories, it is generally considered "[[LawOfConservationOfDetail bad form]]" [[LawOfConservationOfDetail "bad form"]] for mooks to be given any sort of detailed backstory or personality (beyond broad strokes). Put another way, for the purposes of heroes continuing to be seen as heroes, and to avoid a major mood swing, mooks generally have no girl/boyfriends, children, parents, grandparents; they don't belong to church groups or non-profits that might miss them; they don't spend part of their day looking forward to what's on TV tonight (never to see the show because they're about to die), and they generally die quick, semi-painless deaths (blood and gore optional). Mooks are rarely female, and if they are, they generally don't fall into the "gorgeous" category because you don't want the viewer/reader to become attached to a character the hero is about to kill (Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe (''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' is a noted example where this rule is broken, and 35 years later ''Film/JamesBond'' fans still criticize the decision to have Bond murder Creator/CarolineMunro's Caroline Munro's helicopter-flying babe). There are, of course, exceptions, either to make a MoodWhiplash and ponder about the nature of violence, establish the protagonist as a ruthless AntiHero, or [[PlayedForLaughs briefly acknowledge that the mooks have lives and personal affairs]] but [[ComedicSociopathy they're so trite and cliche that they deserve no sympathy anyway.]]
12th Nov '16 2:53:38 PM FordPrefect
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** Each Color has their own flavor of {{Mooks}}: Green has [[AlienKudzu Saprolings]] (it used to be ''[[http://goo.gl/P0Eiv squirrels]]''), Black has [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies]], Red has Goblins, White has Soldiers, while Blue has whatever is assigned as Blue creatures in the settings. Green is the biggest offender when it comes to spawning endless horde of {{Mooks}}.

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** Each Color has their own flavor of {{Mooks}}: Green has [[AlienKudzu Saprolings]] (it used to be ''[[http://goo.gl/P0Eiv squirrels]]''), Black has [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies]], Red has Goblins, White has Soldiers, while Blue has whatever is assigned as Blue creatures in the settings. Green is the biggest offender when it comes to spawning endless horde hordes of {{Mooks}}.
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