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4th May '16 1:38:54 PM NateTheGreat
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* PushyMook (the Mook won't hurt you, but he'll push you into something that will)



* PushyMook (the Mook won't hurt you, but he'll push you into something that will)
4th May '16 1:38:15 PM NateTheGreat
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* PushyMook (the Mook won't hurt you, but he'll push you into something that will)
26th Feb '16 1:31:59 PM Theriocephalus
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** Each Color has their own flavor of {{Mooks}}: Green has [[AlienKudzu Saprolings]] (it was ''[[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 was 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}}.
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.
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