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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.
10th Mar '17 8:29:14 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind'':

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind'':''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
10th Mar '17 8:26:46 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind'': Fitting nicely with the game's [[EarthDrift alien setting]], Vvardenfell's wildlife is mostly unique with very few real-life analogues. They range from Silt Striders (giant flea-like insects used by the native for transport) to Netches (LivingGasbag jellyfish creatures that drift through the sky and are farmed for their leathery hides) to Alits and Kagouti (two predators with vaguely [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs theropodian dinosaur-like]] features) to Kwama (insectoid creatures that change drastically through different stages of their lives and are farmed for their eggs). And that's just scratching the surface.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind'': Morrowind'':
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Fitting nicely with the game's [[EarthDrift alien setting]], Vvardenfell's wildlife is mostly unique with very few real-life analogues. They range from Silt Striders (giant flea-like insects used by the native for transport) to Netches (LivingGasbag jellyfish creatures that drift through the sky and are farmed for their leathery hides) to Alits and Kagouti (two predators with vaguely [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs theropodian dinosaur-like]] features) to Kwama (insectoid creatures that change drastically through different stages of their lives and are farmed for their eggs). And that's just scratching the surface.surface.
** In addition to the series standards like the various forms of undead and lesser Daedra, the [[ReligionOfEvil Sixth House]] enemies have a very weird and "[[EldritchAbomination other]]" feel.
10th Mar '17 8:24:55 AM BeerBaron
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s silt striders (giant walking flea things) and netches (giant insectoid jellyfish creatures that drift around the sky looking menacingly beautiful). It has some other weird monsters too.

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* ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s silt striders ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind'': Fitting nicely with the game's [[EarthDrift alien setting]], Vvardenfell's wildlife is mostly unique with very few real-life analogues. They range from Silt Striders (giant walking flea things) and netches (giant insectoid flea-like insects used by the native for transport) to Netches (LivingGasbag jellyfish creatures that drift around through the sky looking menacingly beautiful). It has some other weird monsters too.and are farmed for their leathery hides) to Alits and Kagouti (two predators with vaguely [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs theropodian dinosaur-like]] features) to Kwama (insectoid creatures that change drastically through different stages of their lives and are farmed for their eggs). And that's just scratching the surface.
9th Mar '17 2:04:37 AM Naram-Sin
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* The South American Mapinguari is a shaggy, Bigfoot-like creature whose face is entirely covered by a single eye, and its mouth slit (vertical in some versions) is on its stomach. Cryptozoologists think that this sounds like a giant grouns sloth for some reason.
20th Feb '17 2:40:02 PM jormis29
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** The 1988 module ''Castle Greyhawk'' had the Plane of Silly and Unused Monsters, a dimension filled with all of the bizarre and stupid monsters that TSR had created up to that point. It included the flumphs and modrons already mentioned, and many more.

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** The 1988 module ''Castle Greyhawk'' had the Plane of Silly and Unused Monsters, a dimension filled with all of the bizarre and stupid monsters that TSR Creator/{{TSR}} had created up to that point. It included the flumphs and modrons already mentioned, and many more.
26th Jan '17 8:40:10 PM merotoker
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** Everything in "The Web Planet" - the Menoptera, bee-butterfly humanoids with AccentOnTheWrongSyllable 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 Web Planet" - the Menoptera, bee-butterfly humanoids with AccentOnTheWrongSyllable 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.



* ''CryOfFear'' has weird monsters. In fact, they just get weirder as you go along. Chicken-things whose heads explode to stab you with knives, scissor-throwing enemies tied to beds that are floating upside down and female ghosts whose bellies explode, so the fetuses can take a stab at you. Literally.

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* ''CryOfFear'' ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' has weird monsters. In fact, they just get weirder as you go along. Chicken-things whose heads explode to stab you with knives, scissor-throwing enemies tied to beds that are floating upside down and female ghosts whose bellies explode, so the fetuses can take a stab at you. Literally.



** A small, red, long-eared UglyCute KillerRabbit who could [[SizeShifting balloon to horrifying heights]] as a sort of OneWingedAngel mode.

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** A small, red, long-eared UglyCute KillerRabbit who could [[SizeShifting [[SizeShifter balloon to horrifying heights]] as a sort of OneWingedAngel mode.
24th Jan '17 8:42:12 PM Andyroid
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** The ahuizotl is a dog-like monster from Aztec folklore with prehensile feet and a hand on its tail. It lived in rivers, where it liked to drown people, [[PickyPeopleEater pluck out their eyes, teeth, and nails, and eat them]].
17th Jan '17 5:32:05 AM Andyroid
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* For many westerners, the {{Kappa}} (imp with a hollow space filled with water in its head) fits into this category, if just for the really dumb weakness (if the water falls out, it loses its powers; it bows if you do). Also, {{Karakasa}}, the one-eyed, long-tongued umbrella spirits.
** The Japanese were all over this: women with insatiable hungry mouths hidden on the backs of their heads; tapirs that eat dreams; invisible walls; giant feet that crash through ceilings that rampaged through the house if they're not cleaned; even more giant skeletons made of regular-sized skeletons and powered by the collective hatred and misery of their souls; the angry little dude assembled out of a ceramic tea-set; and inanimate objects, if not taken care of, become animate after a hundred years or so, with popular examples being the umbrella, the paper lantern, the straw sandal, the koto...

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* For many westerners, the {{Kappa}} (imp with a hollow space filled with water in its head) fits into this category, if just for the really dumb weakness (if (it loses its powers if the water falls out, it loses its powers; it bows if you do).do, and it loves cucumbers). Also, {{Karakasa}}, the one-eyed, long-tongued umbrella spirits.
** The Japanese were all over this: women with insatiable hungry mouths hidden on the backs of their heads; heads (''futakuchi-onna''); tapirs that eat dreams; dreams (''baku''); invisible walls; walls (''nurikabe''); giant feet that crash through ceilings that rampaged through the house if they're not cleaned; even more giant skeletons made of regular-sized skeletons and powered by the collective hatred and misery of their souls; souls (''gashadokuro''); the angry little dude assembled out of a ceramic tea-set; and inanimate objects, if not taken care of, become animate after a hundred years or so, so (''tsukumogami''), with popular examples being the umbrella, umbrella (''karakasa''), the paper lantern, the straw sandal, sandal (''bakezori'')(, the koto...koto (''koto furunushi'')...
14th Jan '17 1:12:38 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' did with aliens what ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' did with ghosts. Every episode shows StarfishAliens each as much surreal as the one before.
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