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10th Jun '16 11:02:53 PM olioster
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** Gilgamesh's companion Enkidu was affected, too. He's some kind of demonic buddy to the Gilgamesh Esper in the GBA remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', and in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' he's... a dog.

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** Gilgamesh's companion Enkidu was affected, too. He's some kind of demonic buddy to the Gilgamesh Esper in the GBA remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', and in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' he's... a dog. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has him as a green chicken.
18th Jan '16 9:36:28 AM Discar
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* ''{{Rifts}}'' has many, many examples, but one familiar to even casual players of the game would be dragons. Dragons in ''Rifts'' have PsychicPowers, VoluntaryShapeshifting, and [[TransportersAndTeleporters teleportation]] as standard abilities, on top of the normal breath weapon and flying abilities. They're also intelligent at birth due to GeneticMemory. Oh, and hatchlings are available as player characters.

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* ''{{Rifts}}'' has many, many examples, but one familiar to even casual players of the game would be dragons. Dragons in ''Rifts'' have PsychicPowers, VoluntaryShapeshifting, and [[TransportersAndTeleporters teleportation]] {{Teleportation}} as standard abilities, on top of the normal breath weapon and flying abilities. They're also intelligent at birth due to GeneticMemory. Oh, and hatchlings are available as player characters.
10th Nov '15 6:49:22 AM GreatWyrmGold
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* Dragons are perhaps the greatest recipients of this trope. Besides their fire breath and animal ferocity, most myths didn't give them many additional powers. [[NewerThanTheyThink Modern sources]], however, almost always depict dragons as gigantic beings of incredible physical and magical strength. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' certainly helped to start this trend. See OurDragonsAreDifferent for the various permutations.

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* Dragons are perhaps the greatest recipients of this trope. Besides their fire breath and animal ferocity, ferocity and often venom or fire breath, most myths didn't give them many additional powers. [[NewerThanTheyThink Modern sources]], however, almost always depict dragons as gigantic beings of incredible physical and magical strength. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' certainly helped to start this trend. See OurDragonsAreDifferent for the various permutations.
9th Sep '15 4:40:29 PM R1ck
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* Dragons are perhaps the greatest recipients of this trope. Besides their fire breath and animal ferocity, most myths didn't give them many additional powers. [[NewerThanTheyThink Modern sources]], however, almost always depict dragons as gigantic beings of incredible physical and magical strength. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is one of the worst offenders. See OurDragonsAreDifferent for the various permutations.

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* Dragons are perhaps the greatest recipients of this trope. Besides their fire breath and animal ferocity, most myths didn't give them many additional powers. [[NewerThanTheyThink Modern sources]], however, almost always depict dragons as gigantic beings of incredible physical and magical strength. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is one of the worst offenders.certainly helped to start this trend. See OurDragonsAreDifferent for the various permutations.
13th Jun '15 12:36:02 PM triton
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* Cerberus deserves a special mention in any appearance he makes, since the original creature, depending on which myth you're going by, had snakes growing from his back and was formed by/had skin made of the ''squirming souls of the dead.'' Which practically makes many of his appearances a Mythology ''Down''grade.

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* Cerberus deserves a special mention in any appearance he makes, since the original creature, depending on which myth you're going by, had snakes growing from his back and was formed by/had skin made of the ''squirming souls of the dead.'' On top of that, its saliva was poisonous and once stopped a Titan from escaping the underworld. Which practically makes many of his appearances a Mythology ''Down''grade.
8th Jun '15 10:24:30 AM nombretomado
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** Literature/{{Gilgamesh}} is all over the place in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. In his original myth, he is the king of Uruk, and essentially the strongest man ever. In the ''Final Fantasy'' series as a whole, he has eight arms and wanders across various dimensions looking for rare swords. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', he's a general in Ex-Death's army, and once took out an entire army by himself. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', he's a joke character, killed in one hit. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', he's a replacement for the Guardian Force Odin, and can even one-shot certain bosses for you. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', he's [[spoiler:Alleyway Jack, the pickpocket/treasure hunter that teaches you to play cards]]. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', he's a formidable opponent who keeps getting stronger. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', he's one of the DLC arena bosses, and seems to be quite weak at first... until he ditches the assault rifles and rocket launchers, picks up his swords, and powers up to the point of effectively invincible over the course of the fight [[spoiler:unless you can kill him from 4.5 million hp in one stagger]].

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** Literature/{{Gilgamesh}} [[Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh Gilgamesh]] is all over the place in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. In his original myth, he is the king of Uruk, and essentially the strongest man ever. In the ''Final Fantasy'' series as a whole, he has eight arms and wanders across various dimensions looking for rare swords. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', he's a general in Ex-Death's army, and once took out an entire army by himself. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', he's a joke character, killed in one hit. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', he's a replacement for the Guardian Force Odin, and can even one-shot certain bosses for you. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', he's [[spoiler:Alleyway Jack, the pickpocket/treasure hunter that teaches you to play cards]]. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', he's a formidable opponent who keeps getting stronger. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', he's one of the DLC arena bosses, and seems to be quite weak at first... until he ditches the assault rifles and rocket launchers, picks up his swords, and powers up to the point of effectively invincible over the course of the fight [[spoiler:unless you can kill him from 4.5 million hp in one stagger]].
27th May '15 9:35:10 AM triton
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** It should also be noted that Cerberus originally only had one head, not the three he is famous for having. That didn't come until the Romans got to him (making this an OlderThanTheyThink trope in and of itself). He was also often portrayed as an average sized dog, rather than the gigantic monstrous beast many relate him to. This is of course assuming that Hades is an average sized man, which is difficult to tell with gods...

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** It should also be noted that Cerberus originally only had one head, not the three he is famous for having. That didn't come until the Romans got to him (making this an OlderThanTheyThink trope in and of itself). He was also often portrayed as an average sized dog, rather than the gigantic monstrous beast many relate him to. This is of course assuming that Hades is an average sized man, which is difficult to tell with gods...
24th May '15 12:14:45 PM Orohu
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** Literature/{{Gilgamesh}} is all over the place in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. In his original myth, he is the king of Uruk, and essentially the strongest man ever. In the ''Final Fantasy'' series as a whole, he has eight arms and wanders across various dimensions looking for rare swords. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', he's a general in Ex-Death's army, and once took out an entire army by himself. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', he's a joke character, killed in one hit. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', he's a replacement for the Guardian Force Odin, and can even one-shot certain bosses for you. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', he's [[spoiler:Alleyway Jack, the pickpocket/treasure hunter that teaches you to play cards]]. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', he's a formidable opponent who keeps getting stronger. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', he's one of the DLC arena bosses, and seems to be quite weak at first... until he ditches the assault rifles and rocket launchers, picks up his swords, and powers up to the point of effectively invincible over the course of the fight [[spoiler:unless you can kill him from 4.5 million hp in one stagger]].

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** Literature/{{Gilgamesh}} is all over the place in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series. In his original myth, he is the king of Uruk, and essentially the strongest man ever. In the ''Final Fantasy'' series as a whole, he has eight arms and wanders across various dimensions looking for rare swords. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', he's a general in Ex-Death's army, and once took out an entire army by himself. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', he's a joke character, killed in one hit. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', he's a replacement for the Guardian Force Odin, and can even one-shot certain bosses for you. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', he's [[spoiler:Alleyway Jack, the pickpocket/treasure hunter that teaches you to play cards]]. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', he's a formidable opponent who keeps getting stronger. In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', he's one of the DLC arena bosses, and seems to be quite weak at first... until he ditches the assault rifles and rocket launchers, picks up his swords, and powers up to the point of effectively invincible over the course of the fight [[spoiler:unless you can kill him from 4.5 million hp in one stagger]].
4th May '15 10:17:43 AM nombretomado
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** [[ClassicalMythology Cerberus]] (the Underworld's guard dog) still guards the gateway to hell, but now has some wicked ice powers (which may be a homage to the coldness of hell in Dante's ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'').
** Other examples include Literature/{{Beowulf}} as a [[LightIsNotGood light]]-flinging demon and [[ClassicalMythology Geryon]] having time-control powers.

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** [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Cerberus]] (the Underworld's guard dog) still guards the gateway to hell, but now has some wicked ice powers (which may be a homage to the coldness of hell in Dante's ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'').
** Other examples include Literature/{{Beowulf}} as a [[LightIsNotGood light]]-flinging demon and [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Geryon]] having time-control powers.



* Arachne is simply a progenitor of all spiders in ClassicalMythology. If there are monsters with that name in modern works, they are always half-spider half-woman beings with human size, if not larger.

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* Arachne is simply a progenitor of all spiders in ClassicalMythology.Myth/ClassicalMythology. If there are monsters with that name in modern works, they are always half-spider half-woman beings with human size, if not larger.
3rd May '15 5:51:31 PM nombretomado
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** [[IrishMythology Cu Chulainn]], Ixion, and many other figures bear [[InNameOnly almost no resemblance to their mythological counterparts]].

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** [[IrishMythology [[Myth/IrishMythology Cu Chulainn]], Ixion, and many other figures bear [[InNameOnly almost no resemblance to their mythological counterparts]].
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