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7th Dec '16 2:19:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* Another Hindu-inspired demon is the Shivarra from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Despite the name, they appear to be based off of the goddess Kali (or perhaps her much less evil but ''not'' much less [[BadAss scary]] aspect Durga).

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* Another Hindu-inspired demon is the Shivarra from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Despite the name, they appear to be based off of the goddess Kali (or perhaps her much less evil but ''not'' much less [[BadAss scary]] scary aspect Durga).
5th Dec '16 1:46:43 PM Prime32
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* In ''Manga/SengokuYouko'', [[spoiler:Senya]] develops a 1000-armed SuperMode based on their image of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senju_Kannon Senju Kannon]] after realising that [[spoiler:his gradual {{Metamorphosis}} into [[EldritchAbomination "The 1000-Demon Devil"]] can be steered in a [[AscendedDemon positive direction]]]]. The perfected version of this form has arms of PureEnergy and resembles an asura.



** Oddly enough, Geodude gains an extra pair of arms (as well as a pair of legs) when it evolves into Graveler, but goes back to having two arms (but retains legs) when it evolves again into Golem.

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** Oddly enough, Geodude gains an extra pair of arms (as well as a pair of legs) when it evolves into Graveler, but goes back to having two arms (but retains legs) one set when it evolves again into Golem.Golem. Given that Golem's head resembles that of Machamp, and that both species evolve when traded, this has lead to fan theories that they were [[DummiedOut originally designed]] to be traded with each other, swapping traits along the way (a mechanic that would be eventually implemented in Generation V with Escavalier and Accelgor).


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** [[OlympusMons Arceus]] is described in myth as having shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms (apparently in reference to various Hindu deities). When encountered in-game, however, it has a vaguely horse-shaped body with no arms.
4th Dec '16 1:30:12 PM Morgenthaler
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** Thri-Kreen ("mantis warriors") -- {{badass}} race of social mantis-hoppers living in arid lands, abundant in (but not limited to) Athas, the ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting. Has inheritance memory, poisonous bite, low water requirement, hard exoskeleton, derives construction material from saliva, jumps like grasshopper, throws big shurikens... and can wield small or medium weapons in each of four hands.

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** Thri-Kreen ("mantis warriors") -- {{badass}} badass race of social mantis-hoppers living in arid lands, abundant in (but not limited to) Athas, the ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting. Has inheritance memory, poisonous bite, low water requirement, hard exoskeleton, derives construction material from saliva, jumps like grasshopper, throws big shurikens... and can wield small or medium weapons in each of four hands.



** Adeptus Mechanicus Techpriests have "mechadendrites" attached to them, but they normally are not very {{Badass}}. Although that depends entirely what part of the Adeptus you meet. There's your garden variety cog-head and then there's the Mechanicus Secutor who tends to be a walking tank with several gun mechadendrites modified to not carry holdout laspistols but flamethrowers...

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** Adeptus Mechanicus Techpriests have "mechadendrites" attached to them, but they normally are not very {{Badass}}.badass. Although that depends entirely what part of the Adeptus you meet. There's your garden variety cog-head and then there's the Mechanicus Secutor who tends to be a walking tank with several gun mechadendrites modified to not carry holdout laspistols but flamethrowers...
25th Nov '16 1:16:41 AM Tron80
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** And let's not forget the venerable [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Dr. Octopus]]. And derivatives from his mold like Lady Octopus and the Squid. Though the Squid would probably be upset at the suggestion that he's somehow based on ol' Doc.

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** And let's not forget the venerable [[ComicBook/DoctorOctopus Dr. Octopus]]. ComicBook/DoctorOctopus. In ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'', first thing it's seen from Dock Ock is his metallic, prehensile limbs.
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And derivatives from his Doc Ock's mold like Lady Octopus and the Squid. Though the Squid would probably be upset at the suggestion that he's somehow based on ol' Doc.
22nd Nov '16 10:32:36 PM Vir
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** Golisopod has two large arms, each with two claws, and four smaller arms that all end in one claw.
21st Nov '16 6:23:12 PM Shadoboy
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* Subverted by Monoko in ''VideoGame/YumeNikki''. She looks like a normal (albeit, monochromatic) young girl, until you use the Stoplight effect to stop her, at which point she grows ''three'' extra arms: one from the shounder, one from the elbow and one on top of her head. But other than having a weird fullscreen event when interacting with her in this form, she's far from dangerous.
9th Nov '16 3:27:04 PM Sar-Chasm
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As of the 21st century there is (very expensive) technology that allows a person to control an artificial limb with the same mental process as an organic limb and can be used to control extraneous limbs with only a minimal period of adjustment. TruthInTelevision is only a matter of time...

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As of the 21st century century, there is (very expensive) technology that allows a person to control an artificial limb with the same mental process as an organic limb and can be used to control extraneous limbs with only a minimal period of adjustment. TruthInTelevision is only a matter of time...



** A parody drama CD (100% official, just not canon) also has a six-armed version called Enkidududu and and an eight-armed Enkidudududu.

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** A parody drama CD (100% official, just not canon) also has a six-armed version called Enkidududu and and an eight-armed Enkidudududu.



** The Seravee's [[Manga/Gundam00Sidestories sidestory variation]], Seravee Gundam GNHW/3G, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shows that you can never have too much of a good thing]]. [[http://schizophonic9.com/re3/robot_seravee3g030.jpg Holy shit.]]

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** The Seravee's [[Manga/Gundam00Sidestories sidestory side story variation]], Seravee Gundam GNHW/3G, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shows that you can never have too much of a good thing]]. [[http://schizophonic9.com/re3/robot_seravee3g030.jpg Holy shit.]]



** In one of the issues of her solo series, Mystique utilised her shapeshifting abilities to grow a pair of extra arms to use in combat. It's noted that she could not maintain this state for long, as the transformation apparently put her under heavy strain.

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** In one of the issues of her solo series, Mystique utilised utilized her shapeshifting abilities to grow a pair of extra arms to use in combat. It's noted that she could not maintain this state for long, as the transformation apparently put her under heavy strain.



* Stryker from Image Comics' ''ComicBook/{{Cyberforce}}'' was a mutant born with four arms... three on one side. After an accident resulted in the loss of all three right arms, he was fixed up with cybernetics, once again, for all three. [[AngstWhatAngst Not only is he a pretty normal guy]] aside from a slight temper problem, he gleefully uses his three right arms to tripe wield pistols in combat.

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* Stryker from Image Comics' ''ComicBook/{{Cyberforce}}'' was a mutant born with four arms... three on one side. After an accident resulted in the loss of all three right arms, he was fixed up with cybernetics, once again, for all three. [[AngstWhatAngst Not only is he a pretty normal guy]] aside from a slight temper problem, he gleefully uses his three right arms to tripe triple wield pistols in combat.



* The "Moties" from Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's ''Litrerature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' have asymmetric limbs -- two small arms on the right, and one massive arm (the "gripping hand") on the left. Humans talk about how this arrangement gives Moties the ability to use fine dexterity as well as raw strength.

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* The "Moties" from Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's ''Litrerature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' have asymmetric limbs -- two small arms on the right, and one massive arm (the "gripping hand") on the left. Humans talk about how this arrangement gives Moties the ability to use fine dexterity as well as raw strength.



* This is one of the key plot points in the ''Literature/TippingPoint'' Trilogy , by Creator/AlanDeanFoster. Bodily manipulation is as easy as getting new custom-fitted clothing, and is often used to add extra limbs. Note that these are not necessarily weapons, or designed explicitly to carry weapons; for instance, a waiter may get an extra set of arms to improve carrying capacity.

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* This is one of the key plot points in the ''Literature/TippingPoint'' Trilogy , by Creator/AlanDeanFoster. Bodily manipulation is as easy as getting new custom-fitted clothing, clothing and is often used to add extra limbs. Note that these are not necessarily weapons, or designed explicitly to carry weapons; for instance, a waiter may get an extra set of arms to improve carrying capacity.



* Myth/NorseMythology: As told in ''Literature/TheSagaOfHervorAndHeidrek'', the giant Starkad Aludreng (grandfather of the more famous Starkad the Old) had eight arms, and wielded four swords at once in combat. He was eventually killed by Thor for abducting princess Alfhild of Alfheim.

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* Myth/NorseMythology: As told in ''Literature/TheSagaOfHervorAndHeidrek'', the giant Starkad Aludreng (grandfather of the more famous Starkad the Old) had eight arms, arms and wielded four swords at once in combat. He was eventually killed by Thor for abducting princess Alfhild of Alfheim.



** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1788 SCP-1788 ("The Adults")]]. Adult forms of SCP-1788-1 appear to be extremely obese human beings with two extra arms located below their main ones. Their bones are reinforced with heavy metals and their muscles have been interwoven with carbon nanotubes, giving them superhuman strength, speed and durability.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1788 SCP-1788 ("The Adults")]]. Adult forms of SCP-1788-1 appear to be extremely obese human beings with two extra arms located below their main ones. Their bones are reinforced with heavy metals and their muscles have been interwoven with carbon nanotubes, giving them superhuman strength, speed speed, and durability.



** Oddly enough, Geodude gains an extra pair of arms (as well as a pair of legs) when it evolves in to Graveler, but goes back to having two arms (but retains legs) when it evolves again into Golem.

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** Oddly enough, Geodude gains an extra pair of arms (as well as a pair of legs) when it evolves in to into Graveler, but goes back to having two arms (but retains legs) when it evolves again into Golem.



* In ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming'', Asphyxia is a boss monster that sports a multitude of arms that frails in every possible direction, she even has hands where her feet are suposed to be.

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* In ''VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming'', Asphyxia is a boss monster that sports a multitude of arms that frails flail in every possible direction, she even has hands where her feet are suposed supposed to be.



* In the cancelled series ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'', a supervillainess going by the name of Pushy Galore has two (hidden) extra sets of arms due to, in her words, the fringe benefits of being a genetic physicist. After revealing her six-armed frame, she even tells Stripperella to call her [[IncrediblyLamePun Octo-Pushy]]. Sadly, she only gets screen time in one episode, though the slight perk is that she actually uses her six arms to do a [[MultiArmedMultitasking multitude of actions]] that are lacking in many other animations featuring multi-armed characters (such as piloting and controlling a blimp with all six of her arms).

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* In the cancelled canceled series ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'', a supervillainess going by the name of Pushy Galore has two (hidden) extra sets of arms due to, in her words, the fringe benefits of being a genetic physicist. After revealing her six-armed frame, she even tells Stripperella to call her [[IncrediblyLamePun Octo-Pushy]]. Sadly, she only gets screen time in one episode, though the slight perk is that she actually uses her six arms to do a [[MultiArmedMultitasking multitude of actions]] that are lacking in many other animations featuring multi-armed characters (such as piloting and controlling a blimp with all six of her arms).



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', ArrogantKungFuGuy Hak Foo obtained the Bands of Shiva, a pair of bracelettes that when worn made him grow extra arms.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', ArrogantKungFuGuy Hak Foo obtained the Bands of Shiva, a pair of bracelettes bracelets that when worn made him grow extra arms.



** In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 turtles]] the mutant Spider Bytez has several spider arms ontop of his head, which proves quite effective for fighting the turtles.

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** In the [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012 turtles]] the mutant Spider Bytez has several spider arms ontop on top of his head, which proves quite effective for fighting the turtles.
6th Nov '16 9:59:16 AM Malady
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So, you've got a character that you want to show is really [[{{Badass}} dangerous]]. You could give him/her the normal two arms or legs, but that's just not enough. Maybe you could replace one of those arms with a [[ArmCannon really big gun]], or a [[{{BFS}} sword]], or have it [[ShapeshifterWeapon transform into something else]].

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So, you've got a character that you want to show is really [[{{Badass}} dangerous]].dangerous. You could give him/her the normal two arms or legs, but that's just not enough. Maybe you could replace one of those arms with a [[ArmCannon really big gun]], or a [[{{BFS}} sword]], or have it [[ShapeshifterWeapon transform into something else]].



As of the 21st century there is (very expensive) technology that allows a person [[MultiarmedMultitasking to control an artificial limb with the same mental process as an organic limb]] and can be used to control extraneous limbs with only a minimal period of adjustment. TruthInTelevision is only a matter of time...

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As of the 21st century there is (very expensive) technology that allows a person [[MultiarmedMultitasking to control an artificial limb with the same mental process as an organic limb]] limb and can be used to control extraneous limbs with only a minimal period of adjustment. TruthInTelevision is only a matter of time...
time...

SisterTrope to MultiarmedMultitasking, and they're the children of VertebrateWithExtraLimbs.
31st Oct '16 1:23:45 AM Tron80
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* In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} fight the J'ai, a warrior race of aliens with four arms.
30th Oct '16 5:02:57 PM nombretomado
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* HeroFactory: XT4 and Speeda Demon

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* HeroFactory: Toys/HeroFactory: XT4 and Speeda Demon
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