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22nd Sep '17 4:38:00 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The Typhon in ''VideoGame/Prey2017'' are intelligent (or at least capable of complex problem-solving) and trying to kill everyone on ''Talos 1'', but as Alex notes at one point, they can't be called 'evil' because they [[BizarreAlienBiology lack mirror neurons]], and as such are biologically incapable of seeing humans as anything but food. [[spoiler: And depending on how you play the game, an experiment in giving a Typhon mirror neurons could result in said Typhon becoming incredibly protective of human life and going out of its way to save others.]]
14th Sep '17 9:24:13 PM PaulA
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* The titular monster in Julian May's story ''Dune Roller''. Long ago, it crashed to Earth, with many small parts of itself (its "children") being widely scattered. It doesn't go out of its way to harm other creatures, but if you get in its way when it tries to reabsorb its children, it ''will'' go MamaBear on you.

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* The titular monster in Julian May's Creator/JulianMay's short story ''Dune Roller''."Dune Roller". Long ago, it crashed to Earth, with many small parts of itself (its "children") being widely scattered. It doesn't go out of its way to harm other creatures, but if you get in its way when it tries to reabsorb its children, it ''will'' go MamaBear on you.
6th Aug '17 5:13:41 PM CosmicFerret
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** Mockeded at one point in the DVD's commentary.

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** Mockeded Mocked at one point in the DVD's commentary.


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* Werewolves in the film ''Film/{{Uncaged}}'' are aggressive and will attack and kill anyone they encounter, regardless of previous relationships, but Brandon believes that a werewolf can't be blamed for its actions because "it's just a monster", that is, just following its nature and thus not intelligent enough to be deliberately malicious.
22nd Jul '17 11:13:34 PM Kazmahu
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** The Gore Magala of the fourth entry of the series is the closest thing the games have had to an outright antagonistic monster, and even it falls under this trope. It's actually [[spoiler:an Elder Dragon]] living out its one-in-a-generation maturity cycle. It just happens to turn into a living rabies vector while it does.

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** The Gore Magala of the fourth entry of the series is the closest thing the games have had to an outright antagonistic monster, and even it falls under this trope. It's actually [[spoiler:an Elder Dragon]] living out its one-in-a-generation maturity cycle. It just happens to turn into a living rabies vector while it does.does, and it's [[ItCanThink smart enough]] to recognize that it keeps getting into scraps with the same Hunter.
18th Jul '17 11:52:18 PM Xlsfd
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* Two of the final bosses from ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' qualify. The [[spoiler:[=LifeVirus=]]] from the first game only has the brutish intelligence of virus-kind, while [[spoiler:Alpha]] from the third game is basically just a giant amoeba set to "eat".
16th Jul '17 2:19:54 PM Grobi
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* The entire ''MonsterHunter'' series is full of them. Most will attack the hunters, but this is due to their instincts (correctly) perceiving the hunters as threats. This has been part of the series' design philosophy from the start; the developers never wanted to portray the monsters as evil, simply a part of the natural order humanity had to struggle against - in fact, on role of the Hunter's Guild is to prevent any species of monster from becoming endangered due to overhunting.

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* The entire ''MonsterHunter'' ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series is full of them. Most will attack the hunters, but this is due to their instincts (correctly) perceiving the hunters as threats. This has been part of the series' design philosophy from the start; the developers never wanted to portray the monsters as evil, simply a part of the natural order humanity had to struggle against - in fact, on role of the Hunter's Guild is to prevent any species of monster from becoming endangered due to overhunting.
8th Jul '17 6:37:13 PM Linda58
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* Shows up quite a bit in ''Series/DoctorWho'', particularly when Creator/StevenMoffat is writing or running the show. Several episodes ([[spoiler:[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot "The Curse of the Black Spot"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "The Girl who Waited"]]]]) feature medical equipment wreaking havoc by innocently trying to "cure" members of species they are unfamiliar or incompatible with, while the monsters in [[spoiler:[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"]]]] are simply part of a spaceship's severely malfunctioning self-repair system. Outright subverted in [[spoiler:[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]]]], where the Doctor thinks the aliens might not realize they're hurting anyone, but when he gets through the StarfishLanguage barrier, the aliens just use it to mock and gloat.

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* Shows up quite a bit in ''Series/DoctorWho'', particularly when Creator/StevenMoffat is writing or running the show. Several episodes ([[spoiler:[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot "The Curse of the Black Spot"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E10TheGirlWhoWaited "The Girl who Waited"]]]]) feature medical equipment wreaking havoc by innocently trying to "cure" members of species they are unfamiliar or incompatible with, while the monsters in [[spoiler:[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"]]]] are simply part of a spaceship's severely malfunctioning self-repair system. Outright subverted in [[spoiler:[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]]]], where the Doctor thinks the aliens might not realize they're hurting anyone, but when he gets through the StarfishLanguage barrier, the aliens just use it to mock and gloat. Openly discussed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E1ThePilot "The Pilot"]], where the Doctor mentions that just about everything in the universe is ''dangerous'' but few things are ''evil'', many things are hungry which is easily confused with evil when you're on the wrong side of it.
8th Jul '17 6:33:19 PM Linda58
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* Discussed in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' "Hope and Fear", about ''The Borg'' of all species whom Arturis compares to a force of nature.
-->"You don't feel anger toward a storm on the horizon; you just avoid it."
5th Jun '17 3:46:26 PM intastiel
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* In the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', the [[KrakenAndLeviathan Leviathan]] is an incomprehensibly vast monster in the furthest depths of TheUnderworld, ruling an infinite black ocean that dissolves the memories and [[LossOfIdentity identities]] of people who enter. While the other Underworld rulers delight in devising horrible punishments on those who violate their laws, the Leviathan simply, dispassionately corrects rule-breakers and keeps them from doing it again.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', the [[KrakenAndLeviathan Leviathan]] is an incomprehensibly vast monster in the furthest depths of TheUnderworld, ruling an infinite black ocean that dissolves the memories and [[LossOfIdentity identities]] of people who enter. While the other Underworld rulers delight in devising inflicting horrible punishments on those who violate their laws, the Leviathan simply, dispassionately corrects rule-breakers grabs offenders and keeps moves them from doing it again.somewhere they can't continue what they were doing.
2nd Jun '17 9:46:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The Incredibly Stupid Swamp Monster from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' is a prime example of DumbIsGood, being a GentleGiant.
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