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2nd Dec '17 2:58:37 AM Treekaru
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ZJXFzSjdA Longarm Squid]] is a strong contender for "Cthulhu's favourite squid", with its arms that go directly 90 degrees downwards for dozens of feet more than the rest of the animal

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ZJXFzSjdA Longarm Bigfin/Longarm Squid]] is a strong contender for "Cthulhu's favourite squid", with its arms that go directly 90 degrees downwards for dozens of feet more than the rest of the animal
2nd Dec '17 2:57:49 AM Treekaru
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ZJXFzSjdA Longarm Squid]] is a strong contender for "Cthulhu's favourite squid", with its arms that go directly 90 degrees downwards for dozens of feet more than the rest of the animal
7th Nov '17 9:26:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' introduced the Antlions, eusocial [[BigCreepyCrawlies insectoid aliens]] that seem to have ''thrived'' on Earth. They come in three varieties: basic Antlions are the size of a tiger. Myrmidonts or Guardians are about the size of an SUV and are ''very'' hard to kill. The Workers usually reside underground and can spit an acid that they use to dig through rock.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' introduced the Antlions, eusocial [[BigCreepyCrawlies insectoid aliens]] that seem to have ''thrived'' on Earth. They come in three varieties: basic Antlions are the size of a tiger. Myrmidonts or Guardians are about the size of an SUV and are ''very'' hard to kill. The Workers usually reside underground and can spit an acid that they use to dig through rock.
29th Oct '17 3:57:27 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 ''exoskeleton''; 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 a single eyestalk and twin lights a pair of lightbulbs 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 ''exoskeleton''; the creature inside is just a brain with tentacles and a sngle eye.
26th Oct '17 9:04:36 PM Sharlee
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** The thesselmonster from 1E was ''entirely'' an excuse for this trope, being a genetically-unstable critter designed by a loony wizard to interbreed with whatever other monsters he happened to have in his menagerie. Luckily it died some time after having been crossed with a hydra, a chimera, a gorgon and a cockatrice ... otherwise, the world might be overrun with even ''more'' "thessel-whatever" creatures than the 2E ''Monstrous Compendium'' could cram in.
26th Oct '17 12:30:38 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', Troy finds the hur-hur revolting and alien in appearance, even a wrongness in its form. Only the prospect of facing hunger and unemployment again lets him even stand carrying the case that holds it. Citizen Dragur, in contrast, is greatly enthusiastic and even calls it beautiful.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy finds the hur-hur revolting and alien in appearance, even a wrongness in its form. Only the prospect of facing hunger and unemployment again lets him even stand carrying the case that holds it. Citizen Dragur, in contrast, is greatly enthusiastic and even calls it beautiful.
25th Sep '17 2:17:12 PM DracoKanji
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the nature of Sburb lends itself to creating weird monsters. Each player is required to combine up to 2 objects with their kernelsprite, which also affects all the monsters in the game, resulting in things like Jackspers Noirlecrow, a one-armed, winged, eldritch harlequin cat-man with a katana sheathed in his own chest.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the nature of Sburb lends itself to creating weird monsters. Each player is required to combine up to 2 objects with their kernelsprite, which also affects all the monsters in the game, resulting in things like Jackspers Noirlecrow, Bec Noir, a one-armed, winged, eldritch harlequin cat-man dog-man with a katana sheathed in his own chest.
25th Sep '17 1:41:26 PM DracoKanji
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** The Wolpertinger, a winged jackalope with duck feet that faints when it sees breasts.

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** The Wolpertinger, a winged ''vampire'' jackalope with duck feet that faints when it sees breasts.
10th Sep '17 7:09:34 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft is famous for it. To give only ''some'' examples:
** The Mi-Go: ''They were pinkish things about five feet long; with crustaceous bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membraneous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head would ordinarily be.''
-->The Whisperer in Darkness
** The Shoggoth: ''Formless protoplasm able to mock and reflect all forms and organs and processes - viscous agglutinations of bubbling cells - rubbery fifteen-foot spheroids infinitely plastic and ductile - slaves of suggestion, builders of cities - more and more sullen, more and more intelligent, more and more amphibious, more and more imitative!''
-->At the Mountains of Madness
** The Great Race of Yith:'' were immense rugose cones ten feet high, and with head and other organs attached to foot-thick, distensible limbs spreading from the apexes. They spoke by the clicking or scraping of huge paws or claws attached to the end of two of their four limbs, and walked by the expansion and contraction of a viscous layer attached to their vast, ten-foot bases.''
-->The Shadow Out of Time

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* Creator/HPLovecraft is famous for it. To give only ''some'' examples:
Creator/HPLovecraft:
** The Mi-Go: ''They Mi-Go in "Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness'':
--->''They
were pinkish things about five feet long; with crustaceous bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membraneous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head would ordinarily be.''
-->The Whisperer in Darkness
** The Shoggoth: ''Formless Shoggoth in ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'':
--->''Formless
protoplasm able to mock and reflect all forms and organs and processes - viscous agglutinations of bubbling cells - rubbery fifteen-foot spheroids infinitely plastic and ductile - slaves of suggestion, builders of cities - more and more sullen, more and more intelligent, more and more amphibious, more and more imitative!''
-->At the Mountains of Madness
** The Great Race of Yith:'' Yith in "Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime":
--->''
were immense rugose cones ten feet high, and with head and other organs attached to foot-thick, distensible limbs spreading from the apexes. They spoke by the clicking or scraping of huge paws or claws attached to the end of two of their four limbs, and walked by the expansion and contraction of a viscous layer attached to their vast, ten-foot bases.''
-->The Shadow Out of Time
''
3rd Sep '17 4:47:26 AM WillBGood
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* A lot of awakened beings in ''Manga/Claymore'' especially the most powerful ones.
** Among them Cassandra particulary stands out. She is a giant naked woman body without head. The human sized torso of Cassandra spawns between the boobs and there are tens of tentacules each terminated with a flesh-eating huge head of Cassandra. Oh and it moves by crawling on its back

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* A lot of awakened beings in ''Manga/Claymore'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}},'' especially the most powerful ones.
** Among them Cassandra particulary particularly stands out. She is a giant naked woman body without head. The human sized torso of Cassandra spawns between the boobs and there are tens of tentacules tentacles each terminated with a flesh-eating huge head of Cassandra. Oh Oh, and it moves by crawling on its back
back.
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