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21st May '16 9:29:58 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', in all media. Although the trope doesn't really kick in until ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters,'' signs of this still creep through in the original movie--the Squid Ghost is one, and there was another idea in which the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man would become something ''truly'' monstrous in the final battle.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'', in all media. Although the trope doesn't really kick in until ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters,'' signs of this still creep through in the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} original movie--the movie]]-- the Squid Ghost is one, and there was another idea in which the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man would become something ''truly'' monstrous in the final battle.
3rd May '16 5:54:22 AM tigerstar
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' delights in showing us strange and fantastical monsters, from giant eyeballs, to sentient buildings, to gems that cause clothing to come to life. The gem fusions can also tip over into freaky territory, such as Alexandrite (six arms, a second mouth in her jaw) and Malachite (four arms that act as legs).
2nd May '16 10:30:52 AM MagnusForce
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** Gabara of ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'', however, certainly falls under this. He's an oni-like ([[{{Youkai}} Oni are essentially a Japanese equivalent to ogres]]) monster who basically exists to bully Minya, and it's implied that he's nothing more than the result of some kid's overactive imagination. Also... he looks like a cross between a cat and a toad.
** To an American, King Caesar of ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla'' makes no sense whatsoever. The trick: it's actually "King Shisa", a Shisa; an Okinawan variant of the temple-guarding Chinese Fu-dog. Why it has scales is anyone's guess, though other parts such as the crystal, energy-beam-reflecting eyes hint at its golem-like nature.

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** Gabara of ''Film/AllMonstersAttack'', however, certainly falls under this. He's an oni-like ([[{{Youkai}} Oni are essentially a Japanese equivalent to ogres]]) monster who basically exists to bully Godzilla's son Minya, and it's implied that he's nothing more than the result of some kid's overactive imagination. Also... he looks like a cross between a cat and a toad.
** To an the average American, King Caesar of ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla'' makes no sense whatsoever. The trick: it's actually "King Shisa", a Shisa; an Okinawan variant of the temple-guarding Chinese Fu-dog. Why it has scales is anyone's guess, though other parts such as the crystal, energy-beam-reflecting eyes hint at its golem-like nature.



** While neither of these monsters have appeared onscreen with Godzilla, Maguma and Bagan have found their way into the fans' consciousness. The final product in ''VideoGame/SuperGodzilla'' was considerably different, but the original concept of Bagan was a dinosaur, a bird-monster, and a fish-monster that would then [[AllYourPowersCombined combine]] together in a final form. Maguma was a giant walrus.

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** While neither of these monsters have appeared onscreen with Godzilla, Maguma and Bagan have found their way into the fans' consciousness. The final product in ''VideoGame/SuperGodzilla'' was considerably different, but the original concept of Bagan was a dinosaur, a bird-monster, and a fish-monster that would then [[AllYourPowersCombined combine]] together in a final form. Maguma was a giant walrus.walrus [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere that appeared out of absolutely nowhere]] in its sole appearance, the asteroid collision film ''Gorath''.



** Guiron, as well. For Pete's sake, he's got a huge freakin' knife growing out of his head!
*** Growing out his head? Hell, he's got a huge freakin' knife ''for'' a head!

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** Guiron, as well. For Pete's sake, he's got a huge freakin' knife growing out of his head!
*** Growing out his head? Hell,
he's got a huge freakin' knife ''for'' a head!



* ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''.

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* ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''. The name says it all.



* Ro-Man, a gorilla wearing a space-helmet. Notable especially for having somehow or another murdered all of humanity, save six people.

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* Ro-Man, [[Film/RobotMonster Ro-Man]], a gorilla wearing a space-helmet. Notable especially for having somehow or another murdered all of humanity, save six people.



** The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has a good deal of weird ones. The most iconic are: [[Series/UltramanLeo Nova]], a giant red TeruTeruBozu doll that breathes insanity gas and transforms into a flying saucer; [[Series/{{Ultraman}} Bulton]], an extra-dimensional meteor which warps reality around it with antenna poking out of its holes; [[Series/UltramanAce Lunatyx]], a rabbit-lizard that launches rapidly regenerating eyeballs like missiles and eat magma; [[Series/UltramanTaro Mukadendar]], a bipedal centipede-dragon with the head placed where the tail is on other bipeds and capable of detaching its head from its body; [[Series/UltramanGaia Gan Q]], an eyeball monster from another dimension that finds our world hilarious (in an AxCrazy sort of way); [[Series/UltramanAce Velokron]], a dinosaur made of coral that launches missiles from where coral has polyps (its tongue is even a missile launcher!); and [[Series/{{Ultraman}} Zetton]], a faceless beetle-like humanoid with the honour of being the first monster to defeat an Ultraman (the first one to be exact) in a fight.

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** The ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' has a good deal of really weird ones. The Some of the most iconic are: [[Series/UltramanLeo Nova]], a giant red TeruTeruBozu doll that breathes insanity gas and transforms into a flying saucer; [[Series/{{Ultraman}} Bulton]], an extra-dimensional meteor which warps reality around it with antenna poking out of its holes; [[Series/UltramanAce Lunatyx]], a rabbit-lizard that launches rapidly regenerating eyeballs like missiles and eat magma; [[Series/UltramanTaro Mukadendar]], a bipedal centipede-dragon with the head placed where the tail is on other bipeds and capable of detaching its head from its body; [[Series/UltramanGaia Gan Q]], an eyeball monster from another dimension that finds our world hilarious (in an AxCrazy sort of way); [[Series/UltramanAce Velokron]], a dinosaur made of coral that launches missiles from where coral has polyps (its tongue is even a missile launcher!); and [[Series/{{Ultraman}} Zetton]], a faceless beetle-like humanoid with the honour of being the first monster to defeat an Ultraman (the first one to be exact) in a fight.
1st Apr '16 1:06:22 PM Theriocephalus
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* Most of the lifeforms in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' are basically this, but the ones that take the cake are a lumpy stone-like thing with what appear to be tribal tattoos that love flowers for decorative purposes, a goldfish on two legs with a natural glass windshield that shoots mortar rounds, a spider merged with a machine that shoots with a machine-gun when agitated enough, and what could be described as a "hominid" made out of water that rolls around on stone rollers and is implied to be an EldritchAbomination.

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* Most of the lifeforms in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' are basically this, but the ones that take the cake are a lumpy stone-like thing with what appear to be tribal tattoos that love loves flowers for decorative purposes, purposes[[note]]the Mamuta[[/note]], a goldfish on two legs with a natural glass windshield that shoots mortar rounds, rounds[[note]]the Gatling Groink[[/note]], a spider merged with a machine that shoots with a machine-gun when agitated enough, enough[[note]]the Man-at-Legs[[/note]], a three-legged clump of marshy soil with a fruit for a head and two vines that serve as eyestalks[[note]]the Quaggled Mireclops[[/note]], and what could be described as a "hominid" made out of water that rolls around on stone rollers and is implied to be an EldritchAbomination.EldritchAbomination[[note]]the Waterwraith[[/note]].
22nd Mar '16 6:55:27 AM anza_sb
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* The semester exam questions in ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' are represented as monsters. Among these is the Social Studies exam, which in the first semester exam is represented as a metallic six-armed humanoid with a turret for a head. The "evolved" form in the second semester exam is a giant tank with arms instead of treads.
16th Mar '16 1:23:19 PM Edrobot
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* VideoGame/Bloodborne ups the ante on weird monsters in compared to Dark Souls, especially after the game becomes a [[spoiler:CosmicHorrorStory filled with lovecraftian abominations]]. Sure, bosses like the Cleric Beast and Vicar Amelia were frightening, but later on you fight big-headed blue humanoids with psychic powers, coiled masses of venomous snake parasites, and whatever the hell the "Winter Lantern" is.

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* VideoGame/Bloodborne {{VideoGame/Bloodborne}} ups the ante on weird monsters in compared to Dark Souls, especially after the game becomes a [[spoiler:CosmicHorrorStory filled with lovecraftian abominations]]. Sure, bosses like the Cleric Beast and Vicar Amelia were frightening, but later on you fight big-headed blue humanoids with psychic powers, coiled masses of venomous snake parasites, and whatever the hell the "Winter Lantern" is.
16th Mar '16 1:23:01 PM Edrobot
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* While most monsters in the DarkSouls series are either zombies, skeletons, or stock fantasy monsters, there are a handful of monsters that are just plain bizarre. Case in point, the [[http://darksouls.wikidot.com/gaping-dragon Gaping Dragon]], a huge creature that was once a dragon but is now mostly made of giant teeth.
* VideoGame/Bloodborne ups the ante on weird monsters in compared to Dark Souls, especially after the game becomes a [[spoiler:CosmicHorrorStory filled with lovecraftian abominations]]. Sure, bosses like the Cleric Beast and Vicar Amelia were frightening, but later on you fight big-headed blue humanoids with psychic powers, coiled masses of venomous snake parasites, and whatever the hell the "Winter Lantern" is.
12th Mar '16 5:16:22 PM Griffonmender
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*Most of browser game Flightrising's creatures are fairly standard. The dragons are definitely dragons, and most familiars are either fairly familiar fantasy critters (naga, unicorn, etc.) and/or strongly resemble an existing species(cat, dog, etc.)- and then we have the familiar "Blue Vein Pansy", which is a flower that literally uproots itself and walks around to handle it's various plant needs. "Fends for it's self" indeed.



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17th Feb '16 1:02:41 PM Prfnoff
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** For specifics, let's take a look at the weirder bosses of the second game, ''Banjo-Tooie''. They are as follows: A murderous dart-shooting [[AnachronismStew Aztec totem-pole]], a murderous giant made out of coal that works very similarly to the Black Knight in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', a killer parade float whom you have to shoot in its many patches to kill, a giant [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever killer welding torch]], and a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot terminator based on your skull-headed shaman friend]].

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** For specifics, let's take a look at the weirder bosses of the second game, ''Banjo-Tooie''. They are as follows: A murderous dart-shooting [[AnachronismStew Aztec totem-pole]], a murderous giant made out of coal that works very similarly to the Black Knight in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', a killer parade float whom you have to shoot in its many patches to kill, kill ([[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by its {{Boss Subtitle|s}}, "Strange Wobbly Inflatable Thing"), a giant [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever killer welding torch]], and a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot terminator based on your skull-headed shaman friend]].
14th Feb '16 12:30:18 AM ThePocket
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' takes place in the Kingdom of Monsters, and while there are several traditional monsters like living skeletons and [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Mike Wazowski]]-like creatures, and many others that are literally just furries, there's also an impressive assortment of creative ones as well:
** Froggit, which appears to be just a rather large white frog until you realize its true eyes might be on its underbelly
** Snowdrake, [[WebAnimation/CheatCommandos some type of bird-reptile]] with a snowflake-shaped pattern on its head and teeth that shift sideways like a chainsaw blade
** Gyftrot, a deer-like creature with small pine trees growing out of its antlers and a disturbing sideways mouth
** Woshua, which appears to be a living wringer-washer with raptor-like legs and a round head
** Vulkin, a small, four-legged volcano who mistakenly thinks its lava can heal you
** Knight Knight, who seems humanoid until you notice that her face is on her torso... except the opening on what looked like a helmet also seems to be a jack-o-lantern style mouth that opens and closes... and there seems to be a third eye inside the other mouth... OK moving on
** Glyde, a whale-tadpole thing with very long fins and something that looks like a scorpion's stinger on the end of its tail
** And that's without even getting into the EldritchAbomination that [[spoiler:Flowey]] turns into or [[spoiler:the Amalgamations that Alphys's test subjects melted together into]]...
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