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28th May '17 2:18:18 AM TheCuza
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*** [[CallASmeerpARabbit Barnacles]] are... ''growths'' on the ceilings that form a mouth rigged with sharp teeth. "Prey" is anything that happens to touch the sticky tongue hanging from the mouth.

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*** [[CallASmeerpARabbit Barnacles]] are... ''growths'' on the ceilings that form a mouth rigged with sharp teeth. They snatch up their prey with a long, sticky tongue that hangs down all the way down to the floor, no matter how high up the ceiling is. "Prey" is being anything that happens to touch touches the sticky tongue hanging from the mouth.tongue. They swallow said prey whole and alive, and it [[BlackHoleBelly disappears without a trace]]. Key word being "''alive''", if they taste an inanimate object or a dead body they'll just toss it aside, even if it's an enemy Dr. Freeman has freshly beaten to death with his crowbar mere seconds ago.



*** The Gargantua... is best described as a massive bipedal ''tank''. It's beetle-like armor is impervious to small arms fire, and even explosives have a hard time going through. They have four arms, of which the upper two can be used as devastating flamethrowers. The animal is likely full of fuel, and goes off with a huge bang when filled.

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*** The Gargantua... is best described as a massive bipedal ''tank''. It's beetle-like armor is impervious to small arms fire, and even explosives have a hard time going through. They have four arms, of which the upper two can be used as devastating flamethrowers. The animal is likely full of fuel, and goes off with a huge bang when filled.killed.
3rd May '17 1:27:34 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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*** The Doctor's most persistent foes are the Daleks. A Dalek looks like a human-sized saltshaker with an eyestalk and twin lights on its head, two appendages that resemble a toilet plunger and an egg beater, and round bumps studding its lower half. And that's just its ''exoskeletom''; the creature inside is just a brain with tentacles and a sngle eye.

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*** The Doctor's most persistent foes are the Daleks. A Dalek looks like a human-sized saltshaker with an eyestalk and twin lights on its head, two appendages that resemble a toilet plunger and an egg beater, and round bumps studding its lower half. And that's just its ''exoskeletom''; ''exoskeleton''; the creature inside is just a brain with tentacles and a sngle eye.
3rd May '17 1:26:48 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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*** The TARDIS that the Doctor uses to travel around is a pandimensional GeniusLoci, in the form of a blue police box with an infinite PocketDimension on the inside.

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*** The TARDIS that the Doctor uses to travel around is a pandimensional GeniusLoci, in the form of a blue police box with an infinite PocketDimension on the inside. [=TARDISes=] are apparently [[OneGenderRace all female]] and grown from coral.
3rd May '17 1:25:27 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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These are the most unusual, insane and bizarre monsters around -- but they're neither {{Eldritch Abomination}}s[[note]][[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible Well, not necessarily]][[/note]] nor are they generally "[[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptids]]" in the usual sense, as even cryptozoology has its limits as to what might plausibly exist. No, these creatures are just "What the heck is that?" weird.

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These are the most unusual, insane and bizarre monsters around -- but they're neither not necessarily {{Eldritch Abomination}}s[[note]][[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible Well, not necessarily]][[/note]] Abomination}}s, nor are they generally "[[OurCryptidsAreMoreMysterious cryptids]]" in the usual sense, as even cryptozoology has its limits as to what might plausibly exist. No, these creatures are just "What the heck is that?" weird.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a lot of these guys:

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a lot of these guys:guys.
** Two of the show's most iconic elements are pretty bizarre:
*** The TARDIS that the Doctor uses to travel around is a pandimensional GeniusLoci, in the form of a blue police box with an infinite PocketDimension on the inside.
*** The Doctor's most persistent foes are the Daleks. A Dalek looks like a human-sized saltshaker with an eyestalk and twin lights on its head, two appendages that resemble a toilet plunger and an egg beater, and round bumps studding its lower half. And that's just its ''exoskeletom''; the creature inside is just a brain with tentacles and a sngle eye.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]], TheVirus represented by a little boy wearing a gas mask. If he touches you, your skin and bone morphs into the shape of a gas mask.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]], Child]] is TheVirus represented by a little boy wearing a gas mask. If he touches you, your skin and bone morphs into the shape of a gas mask.
26th Apr '17 2:00:38 AM Gravityman
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** ''Sun and Moon'' also introduced the Ultra Beasts, who are StarfishAliens. Standouts include Nihilego, a parasitic glass jellyfish whose poison controls and strengthens its host; Xurkitree, a vaguely humanoid collection of power cables that function as limbs and has a spark-ball for a head, which makes it look like a tree; Celesteela, a gigantic, flying metal thing that looks like a long-necked priestess with what seem to be detached, floating pillars for arms that inexplicably uses a lot of Grass-type moves; and Kartana, an origami humanoid capable of slicing buildings in half.

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** ''Sun and Moon'' also introduced the Ultra Beasts, who are StarfishAliens. Standouts include Nihilego, a parasitic glass jellyfish whose poison controls and strengthens its host; Xurkitree, a vaguely humanoid collection of power cables that function as limbs and has a spark-ball for a head, which makes it look like a tree; Celesteela, a gigantic, flying metal thing that looks like a long-necked priestess with what seem to be detached, floating pillars for arms that inexplicably uses a lot of Grass-type moves; and Kartana, an a tiny origami humanoid samurai capable of slicing buildings in half.
23rd Apr '17 5:22:53 PM nombretomado
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* The Gentleman monsters in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' are featureless humanoids that sometimes wear dress suits (As the name might imply), the hats of various Tales characters or even the hats of characters from other Namco games. Their attacks tend to be no less weird, consisting of things like bowing, running through the air, and swimming across the ground. Despite their weirdness, they're usually very dangerous compared to run of the mill monsters, and some are optional bosses.

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* The Gentleman monsters in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' are featureless humanoids that sometimes wear dress suits (As the name might imply), the hats of various Tales characters or even the hats of characters from other Namco games. Their attacks tend to be no less weird, consisting of things like bowing, running through the air, and swimming across the ground. Despite their weirdness, they're usually very dangerous compared to run of the mill monsters, and some are optional bosses.
19th Apr '17 2:48:44 AM Shadowgazer
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They don't have to be [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs from an acid trip]]. They just have to be unconventional and too strange to fit in any of the other categories. In fact, [[FreakyIsCool these can be some of the most popular monsters]]. It can be a result of the work in question going for AttackOfTheKillerWhatever. They are often found in SurrealHorror... or at times, SurrealHumor.

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They don't have to be [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs from an acid trip]].trip]] either in-universe or as a meta-example. They just have to be unconventional and too strange to fit in any of the other categories. In fact, [[FreakyIsCool these can be some of the most popular monsters]]. It can be a result of the work in question going for AttackOfTheKillerWhatever. They are often found in SurrealHorror... or at times, SurrealHumor.
30th Mar '17 7:28:39 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Everything in "The Web Planet" - the Menoptera, bee-butterfly humanoids with AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle speech that communicate partially through hand gestures; the Zarbi, bipedal giant ants that communicate through synthesised beeping sounds and have a larval stage with a long nose that it can fire like a gun; the Optera, grunting trogladytic creatures that speak in barely comprehensible metaphor; and the Animus, a spider-like EldritchAbomination that communicates through web tunnels. The surreal look of the serial is the point here.

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** Everything in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet" Planet]]" - the Menoptera, bee-butterfly humanoids with AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle speech that communicate partially through hand gestures; the Zarbi, bipedal giant ants that communicate through synthesised beeping sounds and have a larval stage with a long nose that it can fire like a gun; the Optera, grunting trogladytic creatures that speak in barely comprehensible metaphor; and the Animus, a spider-like EldritchAbomination that communicates through web tunnels. The surreal look of the serial is the point here.



** The Krotons, which have a TinCanRobot appearance but are actually sapient tellurium crystals that are technically immortal, with the closest thing to death that they have being to 'exhaust' (turn into a gaseous state and leave their [[LittleGreenManInACan vessel]]). The implication (made explicit in the books) is that they can possess any machine into becoming their body. They are blind, power their machines with mathematical aptitude, MindRape people in order to get the power, breathe fluid through hose lines in their chest, and have [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent inexplicable accents]].
** "Terror of the Autons" featured murderous plastic daffodil monsters and an inflatable chair that eats people.
** The Wirrn in "The Ark in Space" has a truly bizarre multigenerational life-cycle that functions as TheVirus and parasitism simultaneously. Wirrn larva are created through fertilising the skin of another species (non-sapient animals are used for this purpose on the Wirrn homeworld, but humans and presumably Time Lords work just as well) and converting their body and brain into that of a larva. The larva then pupates and develops into a fully-fledged Wirrn, a huge wasp-like creature, which gains all the knowledge its host knew. It then lays eggs containing larvae that hatch under its direct control, and any hosts they fertilise transfer the knowledge back to the swarm leader as well.
** The Swarm in "The Invisible Enemy" is a sentient brain parasite that transmits itself across space through a flashing pulse of light. Witnessing this light pattern causes the Swarm to be created in your brain.
** Meglos in "Meglos". A dangerous and psychotic alien DiabolicalMastermind, technocrat and shapeshifter, who accomplished all this despite being a sessile cactus with no discernable sensory organs.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E4TheKrotons The Krotons, Krotons]], which have a TinCanRobot appearance but are actually sapient tellurium crystals that are technically immortal, with the closest thing to death that they have being to 'exhaust' (turn into a gaseous state and leave their [[LittleGreenManInACan vessel]]). The implication (made explicit in the books) is that they can possess any machine into becoming their body. They are blind, power their machines with mathematical aptitude, MindRape people in order to get the power, breathe fluid through hose lines in their chest, and have [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent inexplicable accents]].
** "Terror "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons Terror of the Autons" Autons]]" featured murderous plastic daffodil monsters and an inflatable chair that eats people.
** The Wirrn in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space" Space]]" has a truly bizarre multigenerational life-cycle that functions as TheVirus and parasitism simultaneously. Wirrn larva are created through fertilising the skin of another species (non-sapient animals are used for this purpose on the Wirrn homeworld, but humans and presumably Time Lords work just as well) and converting their body and brain into that of a larva. The larva then pupates and develops into a fully-fledged Wirrn, a huge wasp-like creature, which gains all the knowledge its host knew. It then lays eggs containing larvae that hatch under its direct control, and any hosts they fertilise transfer the knowledge back to the swarm leader as well.
** The Swarm in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E2TheInvisibleEnemy The Invisible Enemy" Enemy]]" is a sentient brain parasite that transmits itself across space through a flashing pulse of light. Witnessing this light pattern causes the Swarm to be created in your brain.
** Meglos in "Meglos".[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E2Meglos Meglos]]. A dangerous and psychotic alien DiabolicalMastermind, technocrat and shapeshifter, who accomplished all this despite being a sessile cactus with no discernable sensory organs.



** The Empty Child, TheVirus represented by a little boy wearing a gas mask. If he touches you, your skin and bone morphs into the shape of a gas mask.

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child, Child]], TheVirus represented by a little boy wearing a gas mask. If he touches you, your skin and bone morphs into the shape of a gas mask.
24th Mar '17 2:31:56 PM RonnieR15
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* ''Literature/MonstersInMyMailbox'': Not only do you get them in the mail; [[spoiler:when wet, the monsters will shrink, then turn into harmless fireflies.]]
12th Mar '17 4:59:32 PM nombretomado
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* TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}} takes this trope and it runs with it for pretty much every monster in there.

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* TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}} %%* WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}} takes this trope and it runs with it for pretty much every monster in there.
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