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27th Jan '16 2:56:31 PM Eddy1215
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* MookDepletion (a villain discovers he no longer has reserves)
7th Jan '16 2:16:48 AM DAN004
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* MookCommander (this kind of enemy strengthens mooks passively)
5th Jan '16 4:41:11 PM Bootlebat
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4th Jan '16 2:00:22 PM nombretomado
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* The members of the croc fraternity Zeeba Zeeba Eata from ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' are these, with the added twist that they ''kill themselves'' rather than others killing them.
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* The members of the croc fraternity Zeeba Zeeba Eata from ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' are these, with the added twist that they ''kill themselves'' rather than others killing them.
3rd Jan '16 3:51:29 AM Bootlebat
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18th Dec '15 4:46:58 PM Galacton
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[[TropesAreTools Mooks play an important role]], as without someone to fight on a constant basis, an action movie/show/game would have a lot less action. If every bad guy your hero runs into is a {{Badass}} or has a personality, then QuirkyMinibossSquad, TheDragon, and the BigBad would not feel as unique in comparison. Thus, mooks serve as {{Filler}} and a backdrop to the truly climactic moments of an action franchise while also ensuring that in-between things are kept lively. In VideoGames, they may also double as a ready source of ExperiencePoints, [[MoneySpider gold]], and recovery items for the player. In addition to accentuating the real villains, mooks also help establish the heroes, especially their combat skills, as their lack of NominalImportance allows them to be beaten, mauled, shot or otherwise [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential disposed of in creative ways]] without guilt. TheHero might find it in his heart to SaveTheVillain, forgive him, even [[DefeatMeansFriendship accept him into his inner circle]], but the guys whose only crime is not finding a better employer [[WhatMeasureIsAMook will be shown no mercy]] (although [[MookFaceTurn exceptions apply]]). Next to PunchClockVillain, but usually more faceless, this is one of the tropes most liable to JustFollowingOrders, a fact that may be pointed up in order to reduce MoralDissonance about their disposability.
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[[TropesAreTools Mooks play an important role]], as without someone to fight on a constant basis, an action movie/show/game would have a lot less action. If every bad guy single minion your hero ever runs into is a {{Badass}} or has a personality, then the pacing of the show would slow to a crawl and QuirkyMinibossSquad, TheDragon, and the BigBad would not feel as unique in comparison. Thus, mooks serve as {{Filler}} and a backdrop to the truly climactic moments of an action franchise while also ensuring that in-between things are kept lively. In VideoGames, they may also double as a ready source of ExperiencePoints, [[MoneySpider gold]], and recovery items for the player. In addition to accentuating the real villains, mooks also help establish the heroes, especially their combat skills, as their lack of NominalImportance [[NominalImportance an identity]] allows them to be beaten, mauled, shot or otherwise [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential disposed of in creative ways]] without guilt. TheHero might find it in his heart to SaveTheVillain, forgive him, even [[DefeatMeansFriendship accept him into his inner circle]], but the guys whose only crime is not finding a better employer [[WhatMeasureIsAMook will be shown no mercy]] (although [[MookFaceTurn exceptions apply]]). Next to PunchClockVillain, but usually more faceless, this is one of the tropes most liable to JustFollowingOrders, a fact that may be pointed up in order to reduce MoralDissonance about their disposability.

Being AcceptableTargets by definition, sometimes mooks serve as ([[VillainDecay or devolve into]]) outright [[GoldfishPoopGang comic relief]] rather than an ''actual'' menace by being [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy dimwitted]], [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffective]], [[TooDumbToLive a genuine danger to themselves]] or [[HoistByHisOwnPetard just plain unlucky]]. Despite all this, some may [[BreakoutMookCharacter get their own moments in the spotlight]] or become [[MookPromotion genuine villains in their own right]].
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Being AcceptableTargets by definition, sometimes mooks serve as ([[VillainDecay or devolve into]]) outright [[GoldfishPoopGang comic relief]] rather than an ''actual'' menace by being [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy dimwitted]], [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain ineffective]], [[LethalKlutz clumsy]], [[TooDumbToLive a genuine danger to themselves]] or [[HoistByHisOwnPetard just plain unlucky]]. Despite all this, some may [[BreakoutMookCharacter get their own moments in the spotlight]] or become [[MookPromotion genuine villains in their own right]].

* MillionMookMarch (Mooks displayed in one grand march)
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* MillionMookMarch (Mooks (large number of Mooks displayed in one grand march)
23rd Nov '15 9:12:37 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Most of the lower ranking members of [[TheGeneralissimo Generalissmo]] [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Takada]] Monster Army in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE.[[/folder]]
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* Most of the lower ranking members of [[TheGeneralissimo Generalissmo]] [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Takada]] Monster Army in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE.Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE. * The Age Of The Fall's last grasp at credibility involved Wrestling/JimmyJacobs leading a mass of anonymous masked men. * The Guardians of Truth were mooks for The House Of Truth in Wrestling/RingOfHonor. * The Flood of Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s main gimmick was being made up of [[LegionOfDoom numerous rudos throughout the promotion's history]], but they still had masked mooks just to swell their numbers even further.[[/folder]]
6th Nov '15 10:30:31 AM eroock
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->''They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No one ever asks them if they wanted to.''
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->''They ->''"They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No one ever asks them if they wanted to.''"''
19th Jul '15 9:46:05 PM Galacton
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* ActuallyFourMooks
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* ActuallyFourMooksActuallyFourMooks (a [[PreexistingEncounters squad of Mooks]] is represented by [[PartyInMyPocket one individual]] on the overworld)

* BreakoutMookCharacter * DancingMookCredits
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* BreakoutMookCharacter BreakoutMookCharacter (one exceptional Mook rises above the ranks and becomes his own character) * DancingMookCreditsDancingMookCredits

* BreakoutMookCharacter * DancingMookCreditsMinionMaster (the Player Character gets their own Mooks)

* MultiMookMelee
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* MultiMookMeleeMultiMookMelee (a boss fight against a large number of Mooks at once)
11th Jul '15 11:22:47 AM beaneater
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->''They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No one ever asks them if they wanted to.''
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->''They may be called the Palace Guard, the City Guard, or the patrol.Patrol. Whatever the name, their purpose in any work of heroic fantasy is identical: it is, round about Chapter Three (or ten minutes into the film) to rush into the room, attack the hero one at a time, and be slaughtered. No one ever asks them if they wanted to.''
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