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12th Jun '18 8:39:35 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'': Chapter 4 introduces the Lost Ones, humanoid ink monsters with glowing eyes who are ultimately harmless, doing nothing more than standing around weeping or silently staring at Henry. [[spoiler: They're implied to be former staff members at the animation studio whose minds are mostly intact.]]
21st May '18 12:11:48 AM MagnusForce
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* Almost every entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' will have a handful of {{Kaiju}} [[of the Week MonsterOfTheWeek]] that are portrayed as such. In accordance with WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, the defense teams and Ultra heroes will either kill it anyways or try to help/protect it, depending on if they realize the monster is not truly villainous. ''Series/UltramanCosmos'' is a good example of this, with the title hero often choosing to spare the monsters and instead take them to a new home instead.

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* Almost every entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' will have a handful of {{Kaiju}} [[of [[MonsterOfTheWeek of the Week MonsterOfTheWeek]] Week]] that are portrayed as such. In accordance with WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, the defense teams and Ultra heroes will either kill it anyways or try to help/protect it, depending on if they realize the monster is not truly villainous. ''Series/UltramanCosmos'' is a good example of this, with the title hero often choosing to spare the monsters and instead take them to a new home instead.
21st May '18 12:11:12 AM MagnusForce
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* Almost every entry in the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' will have a handful of {{Kaiju}} [[of the Week MonsterOfTheWeek]] that are portrayed as such. In accordance with WhatMeasureIsANonHuman, the defense teams and Ultra heroes will either kill it anyways or try to help/protect it, depending on if they realize the monster is not truly villainous. ''Series/UltramanCosmos'' is a good example of this, with the title hero often choosing to spare the monsters and instead take them to a new home instead.


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** Generally speaking, if a nature series focusing on animals chooses to present the trials of the species depicted in the form of a story, the antagonists usually will be predators that are just trying to survive as much as the prey/protagonists/side characters are. [[TropesAreTools Not necessarily a bad thing, but may be bothersome to some viewers.]]
7th May '18 10:59:44 AM intastiel
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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book ''Creature of Havoc'', the titular protagonist is a horrific monster who starts as a non-sapient creature of instinct, but gains [[ItCanThink intelligence]] and [[YouCanTalk language]] and ultimately becomes a HorrifyingHero to defeat an evil SorcerousOverlord. [[spoiler:Justified in that the Creature WasOnceAMan who fell victim to a BalefulPolymorph.]]
7th Apr '18 12:10:43 AM Dingbot
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Note the difference between a ReluctantMonster and a Non-Malicious Monster is that the Non-Malicious Monster is always an antagonist; the ReluctantMonster can be a protagonist. In addition, the ReluctantMonster is usually sapient or can sense people's responses to its monstrosity (see, e.g., WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost). The Non-Malicious Monster is more along the lines of a completely instinctive beast with no sapience; in other words, it's just reacting to stimulus in incredibly dangerous ways without bearing malice towards anyone. Imagine a 100 foot tall rottweiler if you will. If they do have any sapience, it's a case of being ObliviouslyEvil. Typically TrueNeutral.

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Note the difference between a ReluctantMonster and a Non-Malicious Monster is that the Non-Malicious Monster is always an antagonist; the ReluctantMonster can be a protagonist. In addition, the ReluctantMonster is usually sapient or can sense people's responses to its monstrosity (see, e.g., WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost). The Non-Malicious Monster is more along the lines of a completely instinctive beast with no sapience; in other words, it's just reacting to stimulus in incredibly dangerous ways without bearing malice towards anyone. Imagine a 100 foot tall rottweiler Rottweiler if you will. If they do have any sapience, it's a case of being ObliviouslyEvil. Typically TrueNeutral.



** Most Terminators, despite their calculating and merciless nature aren't malicious or sadistic. They're machines designed and programmed to carry out specific tasks in the most efficient manner possible and are no more likely to inflict unnecessary pain and suffering on anyone than a calculator. In the [[{{Recut}} Directors cut]] of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' it's revealed Skynet ensures it's models are designed not to learn too much when sent out alone, [[RobotsEnslavingRobots as it doesn't want them thinking for itself]]. So when Arnie's T-800 has this fixed, the Terminator actually [[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming learns the value of human life]].

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** Most Terminators, despite their calculating and merciless nature aren't malicious or sadistic. They're machines designed and programmed to carry out specific tasks in the most efficient manner possible and are no more likely to inflict unnecessary pain and suffering on anyone than a calculator. In the [[{{Recut}} Directors cut]] of ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' it's revealed Skynet ensures it's its models are designed not to learn too much when sent out alone, [[RobotsEnslavingRobots as it doesn't want them thinking for itself]]. So when Arnie's T-800 has this fixed, the Terminator actually [[GrewBeyondTheirProgramming learns the value of human life]].



** This also applies to the original [[Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld thing]], but it's intentions are open to interpretation.

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** This also applies to the original [[Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld thing]], but it's its intentions are open to interpretation.



** The Ursa [[spoiler:Minor]] that Snips and Snails lure into town is this as well. [[spoiler:Turns out it's just a baby that's ticked that it was pestered in it's sleep, and all it needs is some warm milk to calm it right back down.]]

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** The Ursa [[spoiler:Minor]] that Snips and Snails lure into town is this as well. [[spoiler:Turns out it's just a baby that's ticked that it was pestered in it's its sleep, and all it needs is some warm milk to calm it right back down.]]
18th Mar '18 5:36:56 AM ading
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* The VillainProtagonist of ''VideoGame/TastyPlanet'' is a non-sentient bit of nanotechnology that ends up bringing about a GreyGoo scenario due to its uncontrollable instinct to eat anything smaller than itself.
17th Mar '18 10:47:34 AM krimzonflygon2
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* Averted by the basilisk from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' It was beholden to "the heir of Slytherin" and did as it was commanded, but Harry's parselmouth abilities gave him insight into its thought processes, and it was every bit the murderous bastard its master was.

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* Averted by the basilisk from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets''. It was beholden to "the heir of Slytherin" and did as it was commanded, but Harry's parselmouth abilities gave him insight into its thought processes, and it was every bit the murderous bastard its master was.was. The movie demonstrates this when Harry frantically tries to tell it to back off in parseltongue, but to no avail, as it was entirely loyal to the Heir.
17th Mar '18 10:43:11 AM krimzonflygon2
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* The basilisk from ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' might have been able to kill you only by looking at you. But it was controlled by "the heir of Slytherin" and didn't do anything unless he asked it to kill someone.

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* The Averted by the basilisk from ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' might have been able to kill you only by looking at you. But it ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' It was controlled by beholden to "the heir of Slytherin" and didn't do anything unless he asked did as it was commanded, but Harry's parselmouth abilities gave him insight into its thought processes, and it was every bit the murderous bastard its master was.
-->''"Come... come
to me... Let me rip you... Let me tear you... Let me kill someone. you.[...][[NightmareFuel I smell blood...I SMELL BLOOD!]]"''



* The basilisk from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' might have been able to kill you only by looking at you. But it was controlled by "the heir of Slytherin" and didn't do anything unless he asked it to kill someone.

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* The Averted by the basilisk from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' might have been able to kill you only by looking at you. But it It was controlled by beholden to "the heir of Slytherin" and didn't do anything unless he asked did as it was commanded, but Harry's parselmouth abilities gave him insight into its thought processes, and it was every bit the murderous bastard its master was.
-->''"Come... come
to me... Let me rip you... Let me tear you... Let me kill someone. you.[...][[NightmareFuel I smell blood! I SMELL BLOOD!]]"''
12th Mar '18 8:27:42 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Keedran looks ''terrifying'', but she's benevolent. In fact, she perfers her monster form over her OneWingedAngel form for this exact reason.
27th Feb '18 9:18:27 AM Kazmahu
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** ''MonsterHunterWorld'' takes this a step further, since even some returning monsters are less aggressive than they once were. There are some species that attack a hunter on sight, but this is noted as being evidence of aggressive or territorial behavior, not malice. Some monsters will now give a warning roar and leave it at that if the player leaves, some will only attack if the hunter dances around like they're trying to get its attention, and a few [[SavageSetpiece couldn't care less]] until the hunter attacks first.
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